Garland, Gershwin, Tony Bennett

Guild Hall events

    “Meet Me in St. Louis” will be shown tonight at 8 in the John Drew Theater as part of Guild Hall’s ongoing celebration of Judy Garland’s film debut 75 years ago. “All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy” is the title of the series. Tickets are $12, $10 for members.
    Taking the John Drew stage on Saturday will be the Randy Brecker Band, led by the trumpet and flugelhorn player Randy Brecker, who’s been heard on albums by artists from Frank Sinatra to Bruce Springsteen. Orchestra tickets are $40, $38 for members; “prime” orchestra tickets are $50, $48 for members, and balcony tickets are $30, $28 for members.
    “Stirring the Pot: Conversations With Culinary Celebrities” will feature Marcus Samuelsson at 11 a.m. on Sunday with a book signing to follow. He will be interviewed by Florence Fabricant, a food columnist for The New York Times. Tickets cost $15, $13 for members.
    Later on Sunday, at 7:30 p.m., “Mr. Gershwin Goes to Washington: A Presidential Satire” will be performed. The show, adapted and narrated by Laurence Maslon with musical direction by Steven Blier, is expected to feature a “very special political correspondent” as narrator. 
    Orchestra tickets cost $55, $53 for members; “prime” orchestra tickets cost $65, $63 for members, and balcony tickets cost $40, $38 for members.
    Next week kicks off with “The Zen of Bennett,” hosted by Alec Baldwin, featuring the 84-year-old star singer Tony Bennett recording duets with artists from Aretha Franklin to Lady Gaga. Monday is the night, 8 is the time. Tickets are $22, $20 for members.