A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

SpamalotThe Center Theatre Group hosts a Spam fest on April Fool’s Day from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Music Center Plaza downtown. Not only will tickets go on sale for “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” the comic musical that lands at the Ahmanson Theatre July 7 through Sept. 6, but Spamwiches, Spam tacos and mead will be available for purchase at the Patina Spotlight Cafe. That’s right: Spam at Patina. It may be the first time in history Spam gets a gourmet pricetag. Be sure to dress accordingly for the Fool’s Faire, as 98.7 FM’s Josh Venable will host the King of Fools Costume Contest with a grand prize of $350 and a little something for all who enter. Of course, the whole reason for celebrating is the box office grand opening, when for one day (and only in person) you can buy tickets at a discounted rate and get a free gift. We hope it’s not Spam.

Music Center Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012
For more information, (213) 972-4400 or www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.