KCRW’s 5 Things To Do This Week

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LISTEN: Gary Clark Jr

Gary Clark Jr. is a stunning blues guitarist and singer. We’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of his full length album “Blak and Blu” and today is the day! Jason Bentley is a big fan and says it’s pleasantly surprising in its range.


SEE: Krapp’s Last Time

Starring John Hurt, and now playing at the Kirk Douglas Theater, the Samuel Beckett play is one that Anthony Byrnes says will “grow old with you. It will remind you of the bittersweet joys of memory.


GO: Rose Avenue

Forget Abbott Kinney, next time you’re in Venice, go to Rose Avenue. It’s home to some of the hottest restaurants and wine bars on the Westside. You’ll rub elbows with the techno-rati in the region now dubbed Silicon Beach.


EAT: Dumplings

Trendy dumplings? Yes! Jonathan Gold declares the xiao long bao (xlb) at Emperor Noodle in San Gabriel passé. The hottest dumpling is now its shen jian bao (sjb).  If XLB or SJB means nothing to you, just take his word for it – he’s a Pulitzer Prize winner!

SEE: Wuthering Heights

Matt Holzman calls the new adaptation of the classic Brontë novel “beautiful, intense and artful.”  The cinematography is stunning and the casting choices are bold.  This isn’t your grandma’s Wuthering Heights.