·The ULV Theatre Arts Department presents a short play by David Mamet. “Oleanna,” an adult drama, will show in Dailey Theatre at 7:30 p.m. today, tomorrow, and Dec. 7-9. The play is about a professor who tries to help a female student, but things get out of hand, in more way than one. It’s a “shocking battle of the sexes” and is rated R for strong language.
·Tony-nominated song and dance in “Swing” will be at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown Los Angeles Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., this Sunday and Dec. 17, 31 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 7, 21, Jan. 4, 11, at 2 p.m. The musical spectacular ends on Jan. 14. Tickets ranging from $35-$70, and information are available at (213) 628-2772.
For the Holidays
·A holiday celebration at Descanso Gardens for nine days will feature musical entertainment, miniature railroad rides through the Camellia Forrest, and visits from Santa Claus. Decorated trees and wreaths will top off the brunch with Santa on opening day. The Gardens are located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. For information call (818) 952-4401.
·The Spork Festival is tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. at Grace Church in Glendora. Bands will include Flight 180, Pax 2-17, Off the Record, Broken Cedars, SeveTen, and many more. Tickets available at the Grace Church office, at Lighthouse Christian Bookstores, or online at www.promiselandproductions.com.
— Melinda Sanchez