Chavorucos -although it should really be written chavorrucos- is the term used in Mexico to define men aged 50 or over who resist aging and who live, dress and behave like 30-year-olds. Chavorucos tour, which is currently taking Adal Ramones (in the photo) and Adrián Uribe through several cities in the country. They will arrive at the Youtube theater (1011 Stadium Dr., Inglewood) to offer a single show. Friday 8 p.m. Tickets $34 to $159. Reports youtubetheater.com.
LA Plaza Cocina (550 N. Spring St., Los Angeles), a newly opened museum that is the first of its kind to focus on Mexican cuisine, opened “Corn: Past, Present, and Future,” an exhibit that explores the use of this grain in Mexican cuisine from the anthropological and historical point of view. Photographs, cookbooks, artifacts and utensils used for the cultivation and nixtamalization of this product, basic in the Mexican diet, are shown. Monday to Friday 12 to 5 pm. It ends in six months. Free entrance. Reports lapca.org/la-plaza-cocina.
Photo: Victoria Infante
opera with ballet
The LA Opera will kick off performances of St. Matthew’s Passion this weekend at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles), a Bach work featuring the Hamburg Ballet. Under the direction of James Conlon and with choreography and stage design by John Neumeier, St. Matthew opens the 19th season of the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center. The ballet will premiere on the West Coast Bernstein Dances, an original work by Neumeier that pays homage to this American composer. Only six functions; ends March 27. Tickets from $19. Details and schedules laopera.org.
After going without performances for two years, Cirque du Soleil returns with new shows, including Ovo, which begins its season at the Microsoft Theater (777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles). The creator of this show, Deborah Colker, was inspired by the world of insects. The idea for Ovo is not about acts, dance or insects, but about movement. From March 16 to May 1. Tickets $50 to $90. Reports and schedules axs.com.
This weekend, Emperor, the new attraction at SeaWorld Water Park (500 SeaWorld Dr., San Diego), begins operations. It is the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in California; it’s also the only floorless dive coaster in the state. Named after the emperor penguin, the mountain emulates this species’ ability to dive into the water. It runs at over 60 miles per hour and has inversions, 360-degree spins, and a 143-foot vertical drop. Starting Saturday. Included with the entrance ticket; tickets start at $59.99. Reports and schedules seaworldsandiego.com.
Also at SeaWorld (500 SeaWorld Dr., San Diego) the Seven Seas Food Festival takes place, in which visitors can taste international dishes. The event also includes beverage tastings and live musical performances. On this occasion, a beverage menu of more than 150 flavors is included, including beers, cocktails and wines. Some of the cuisines available are Mexican, Tuscan, German, and Asian. From Friday to Sunday until May 1. Reports seaworldsandiego.com/7seas.
Dinosaur World Live is a live show where attendees interact with dinosaurs from the Jurassic era. The show will take place one day only at the National Grove (2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim) and the whole family can participate. Along with intrepid explorers, you’ll journey across the land to discover a prehistoric world of impressive life-size dinosaurs, including the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex. After each show, children can meet with the explorers to learn more about the extinct creatures. Sunday 4 p.m. Tickets $25 to $35. Reports citynationalgroveofanaheim.com.
More than 30 dinosaurs, including stegosaurus, brachiosaurus, triceratops and tyrannosaurus rex invaded New York City at Miniland USA at Legoland (One Legoland Dr., Carlsbad). These are (fortunately) creatures made with Legos. The scenes show what can happen when a science convention in Manhattan goes wrong. Each piece took more than 60 hours to make and more than 30,000 Legos were used in each model. Available all summer. Included with the entrance ticket to the park. Tickets start at $89.99. Reports legoland.com.