Clown in town
Wednesday, April 4, 8 p.m., Crest Theatre, $32.50-$102.50
Clowns. For creatures who are intended to deliver joy to every child, they sure are some of the most divisive characters we’ve created. Many people would rather eat glass than cross the path of a clown. Some of us are curious (does that white makeup go all over the body, or stop at the bust?). Others are delighted by these strange, often sad beings. For them, there is Puddles Pity Party—the clown who does not speak but has risen to fame singing pop songs from artists including ABBA and the Pixies. Puddles’ collaboration with Postmodern Jukebox on a cover of Lorde’s Royals earned him widespread attention in 2013, as did his appearance on America’s Got Talent where, sadly, he was cut after a performance of the same song. Bring some tissues and join the pity party at the Crest. 1013 K Street, www.crestsacramento.com.