Things to do in LA, OC: Dance, Shakespeare, Beethoven

Beethoven piano concertos, classic Shakespearean comedies and the return of the Hollywood Fringe Festival make up our short list of cultural offerings in Southern California this weekend. Before you go, remember to check by phone or online for reservation requirements and COVID-19 logs.

“The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum opens another Shakespeare-centric summer season with outdoor performances of two of the Bard’s classic comedies. Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. “Merry Wives,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday; “Dream,” 3:30 p.m. Sunday; other dates until October 2nd. $10-$60; children up to 4 years free; Pay what you want on July 15 (“Merry Wives”) and July 22 (“Dream”).

“Beethoven’s Piano Concertos”
A bit of the old Ludwig van? Pianist Alexander Romanovsky joins Pacific Symphony to delay the 19th-century German composer’s 250th birthday for a weekend with performances of all five of his piano concertos. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 8pm Thursday-Saturday; Pre-concert talk with KUSC’s Alan Chapman, at 7:00 p.m. $23-$209.

‘Andre & Dorine’
You’ll need tissues for that: A long-married couple finds their golden years derailed when one of them is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the return of this poignant, dialogue-free masque-drama presented by Spain’s Kulunka Teatro. The Los Angeles Theater Center, 514 S. Spring St., Downtown LA 8:00 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 4:00 p.m. Sundays through June 19. $10 to $58.

“Mozart Dances”
Brooklyn-based Mark Morris Dance Group make their debut on the broad stage with a trio of pieces set to the composer’s piano works. The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday, 2:00pm Sunday. $60-$135.

Hollywood Edge 2022
This annual citywide showcase of cutting-edge theater returns to in-person performances with a full lineup of comedy, drama, musicals, solo shows and more. Various venues, seasons and prizes, now through June 26th.

‘Red Riding Hood’
Theater West’s kid-friendly Storybook Theater program launches a locally touring musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Plaza Del Valle, 8610 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City. In English, Sunday 5 p.m.; in Spanish, Sunday 6:30 p.m.; other dates and venues by June 25. For free. Things to do in LA, OC: Dance, Shakespeare, Beethoven

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