Two acclaimed dance firms, a pair of relatives-welcoming festivals and a 12-hour music marathon at Walt Disney Concert Corridor make our limited list of Southern California cultural choices this weekend. In advance of you go, bear in mind to call or test on line for reservation necessities and other COVID-19 protocols.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The venerable New York organization dedicated to marketing African American dance returns with three packages of new and typical repertory, every single capped with the signature Ailey perform “Revelations.” Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the New music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $34-$138.

‘Noon to Midnight: A Working day of New Music’
The return of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 12-hour showcase for new and modern will work functions John Adams and the L.A. Phil New Tunes Team in a salute to Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, plus performances by the piano duo Hocket, the alt-basic ensemble Wild Up and the choral group Tonality, among the numerous other folks. Many places inside and outside Disney Hall. Noon to midnight Saturday. $5 for all gatherings other than the “Focus on Andriessen” concert, which is $10-$63 (incorporates admission to all other activities).

Bob Baker Day
The dearly departed cofounder of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater is celebrated with the return of this spouse and children-friendly carnival-fashion outing that includes puppet shows and clowns musical performances by the L.A.-based Pacific Opera Undertaking, the Hollow Trees people group and others furthermore fingers-on arts and crafts, games and experience painting. Los Angeles Point out Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., downtown L.A. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free of charge.

‘Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Everlasting Pilgrim’
Ragamala Dance Firm, a classical Indian troupe led by mom-daughter inventive administrators Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy, provides the entire world premiere of this web-site-specific do the job impressed by Hindu teachings on existence, loss of life and rebirth. Younes and Soraya Nazarian Centre for the Executing Arts, Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 8 p.m. Saturday. $36-$71.

‘Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim From the Piano’
Pianist Anthony de Mare pays tribute to the late, terrific Stephen Sondheim with new versions of some of the Broadway legend’s greatest recognised operates as reimagined by modern day composers, together with Jeff Beal, Meredith Monk and Jon Batiste. Offered by UCLA’s Centre for the Art of Effectiveness. Royce Corridor, 10745 Dickson Court docket, Westwood. 7 p.m. Sunday. $39-$59.

‘Family Pageant: Persia’
The Getty Villa expands on its new exhibition “Persia: Historical Iran and the Classical World” with a two-working day loved ones competition showcasing are living music, dance and storytelling, moreover fingers-on arts and crafts. The Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coastline Freeway, Pacific Palisades. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Totally free reservations essential. (310) 440-7300.

By Indana