Calendar for the week of Jan. 30

Gabriela Rodriguez

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Event:¡Ask a Mexican! LiveDescription:LA Weekly columnist, Gustavo Arellano of ¡Ask a Mexican! will be hosting a Q&A session and book signing. Ask him your burning inquiries about Latin American culture, then stay for the opening of a new exhibit by Marcos Ramirez Erre about Mexican environmentalism.Date:Friday, Jan. 31Time:6:00 p.m.Location:Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), 628 Alamitos Ave. Long BeachCost:$9Website:Link
Event:Royal Ballet of New Zealand (Concert)Description:Enjoy a production of “Giselle,” a story of redemption and love. Gillian Murphy, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) star, dons the role of Giselle alongside partner Qi Huan.Date:Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1 and 2Time:2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.Location:The Music Center, Dorothy Chandler PavilionCost:$34-$125Website:Link
Event:Futból: The Beautiful GameDescription:In preparation for the the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil, soccer is presented as more than a sport. On display are photographs by 30 different artists that capture the beauty of the game.Date:Feb. 2-July 20Time:Varies, see siteLocation:LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd.Cost:From $40 to $65Website:Link
Event:“Venice West and the L.A. Scene” ScreeningDescription:View a screening of the documentary film “Venice West and the LA Scene”. It is the first part of the documentary work: “Swinging in the Shadows,” which examines the way California revolutionized the literary and art scene. The documentary features interviews with prominent figures, such as representatives from Syndell studio, that influenced the arts scene during the 1950s in Venice.Date:Sunday, Feb. 2Time:7:30 p.m.Location:Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center; 681 Venice blvd.Cost:$7 general admission, $5 for studentsWebsite:Link
Event:The Doug Benson Interruption-Sports Watching PartyDescription:Attend a pre-Super Bowl potluck in the Cinefamily silent movie theatre, where comedian Doug Benson will be providing commentary with the broadcast.Date:Sunday Feb. 2Time:2:00 p.m.Location:The Cinefamily movie theatre, 611 Fairfax Ave.Cost:$12Website:Link
Event:Janet Klein & Her Parlor BoysDescription:Enjoy a music performance by Janet Klein, a throwback flapper with an “old soul” feel and Her Parlor Boys. Klein’s catalogue of songs ranges from barrelhouse jazz to fox trots and chansonettes. She is well known for her on-stage charisma and Billie Holiday-like croon.Date:Sunday, Feb. 2Time:7:00 p.m.Location:The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave.Cost:$20Website:Link