A Night Out

What to Do in L.A. This Week: April 8–14

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Monday, April 8

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Uffie brings out the human in a sea of electropop soundscapes precisely by not emoting too hard. Her cheeky, nonchalant delivery oozes with personality that shines right through the twinkly, robotic arrangements. It’s no wonder Justice tapped her to be the voice of “Tthhee Ppaarrttyy.” The Moroccan Lounge, 901 East 1st Street

Tuesday, April 9

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The Niceties
When a college professor and her star student come to a disagreement during office hours, they have no idea how deeply one conversation can change their lives. The play was written by Eleanor Burgess, who is quickly making a reputation for herself with glowing notices from The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. Tonight is opening night, and the show runs through Thursday, May 2. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue

Rachel Cusk
The UK-based author (Outline, Transit, a Life’s Work, The Last Supper)–slash–book-world celebrity reads from her work. Then she joins local journalist and host of the Call Your Girlfriend podcast, Ann Friedman, for a discussion. The event is part of the Los Angeles Public Library’s popular Aloud series. Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 West 5th Street

Wednesday, April 10

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A whole new type of immersive gaming experience officially joins deluxe VR arcade Two Bit Circus today, in one of the four private cabanas. Called EmbodyMove, it’s a noncompetitive, peaceful experience designed to promote wellness and physical flexibility through yogic philosophy and poses. The more players move, trading and transforming avatars, the more the visual environment changes, giving fresh incentives to a two-player game. Two Bit Circus, 634 Mateo Street

Thursday, April 11

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Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher With Friends
It’s almost undeniable now that Leggero and Kasher are a power couple in the world of comedy, following their fantastic Honeymoon Special on Netflix. Spend an evening in their presence and enjoy some of their favorite comedians at one of the poshest venues in L.A. Largo at the Coronet, 366 North La Cienega Boulevard

“Gaëlle Choisne: Temple of Love—Adorable”
French artist Choisne continues her ongoing exploration of love as an “unsettling and disruptive political form.” Her exhibition features the music of modernist Haitian composer Carmen Brouard, with an opening reception and performance tonight. The Mistake Room, 1811 East 20th Street

Friday, April 12

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L.A. Art Book Fair
Printed Matter brings the finger-on-the-pulse, off-the-beaten-path spirit of its famed N.Y. Art Book Fair back for the sixth Los Angeles edition. It’s a big deal in the world of artists, zine makers, and art book publishers, but it’s also just a fun time for the artistically inclined to peruse booths of books, both contemporary and antique, highbrow, and lowbrow. Through Sunday, April 14; The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 North Central Avenue

Saturday, April 13

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Eric B. and Rakim
Eric B.’s hard-edged beats and Rakim’s groundbreaking rapping pushed hip hop’s evolution in the 1980s and showed the world the fledgling genre was relevant and necessary, period. After reuniting last year, this deeply influential duo is stronger than ever. If you’re a hip-hop fan of any stripe, this is not to be missed. The Novo, 800 West Olympic Boulevard

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
There’s no literary event more stacked than this one. Create your own schedule ahead of time of exciting talks, readings, and panels with bestselling authors of both fiction and nonfiction, across two days at the USC campus. Check the website and create your itinerary with its digital scheduler. Through April 14

Sunday, April 14

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
A world without Fred “Mister” Rogers is a world with less kindness (not to mention fewer sweaters). Get the warm, fuzzy feeling of both those things with this acclaimed documentary/hagiography about his life and career, preceded by a discussion with producer Caryn Capotosto. Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 West 5th Street

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“Elliott Hundley: Open House”
The Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates its 40th anniversary with an Open House series, curated by Los Angeles artists who organize exhibitions drawn from the museum’s extensive collection of objects. The first of this series opens today with collage and mixed media curated by Hundley, who explores the architecture and inspiration behind the medium. MOCA, 250 South Grand Avenue