The worldwide hit that's so far spawned two movies and a Cher album, Mamma Mia! tells the story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and one unforgettable trip down the aisle. Young bride-to-be Sophie wants nothing more than to have her father at her wedding. But there's a small problem: She has no idea which of mom's three former boyfriends might be the guy. So Sophie invites them all to the festivities at her mother's Greek isle taverna, and mayhem ensues. The show's tale of enduring love and friendship features all the beloved hit songs by ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "The Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance on Me" and, of course, the title tune. Experience all the fun and excitement of Mamma Mia! at the Cupcake Theater in NoHo.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:00pm
The beautiful 1920s art deco Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro plays host to this ENCORE production of Peter Pan. Join the boy who never wants to grow up, along with his pals the Lost Boys and the mischievous fairy Tinkerbell, as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime and try to save Wendy, John and Michael from the menacing pirate Captain Hook. Based on the Cathy Rigby stage production, there's lots of high-flying fun to be had with Peter and his crew in this enduring and beloved musical.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pm
If Hamilton's mix of hummable tunes and fascinating history has left you itching to learn more about our nation's founding, then this Tony-winning Revolutionary musical drama just might be the ticket. 1776 takes you behind the scenes of the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence, as John Adams tried to persuade his fellow forefathers to vote for freedom from British rule. Also making appearances are colonial superstars like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock and Abigail Adams, along with a variety of crabby drunks, befuddled secretaries and assorted sycophants who also populate the proceedings. Pairing a funny, insightful story with a striking score, 1776 is a triumphant celebration of the American spirit that'll stir romance, comedy and conflict into a musical melting pot at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 2:00pm
Wheeler just turned 50. His marriage is over, his job is mundane, and the best years of his life appear to be behind him. A move from the cot in his ex-wife's garage to his own apartment opens up new possibilities for love and sex -- complicated, painful and hilarious. Full of opinions, yet short on self-examination, Wheeler must reconcile the man he has become with the man he wants to be in this major new play from the writer of August: Osage County. In this Steppenwolf Theatre Company production, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Tracy Letts delivers a "male midlife crisis tragicomedy of epic proportions" (Chicago Sun Times) in this "smart, very funny, hugely entertaining play" (Daily Herald) that resonates with a new sense of sobriety in the wake of #MeToo. Coming to the stage in 2019 at the Mark Taper Forum.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 6:30pm
They've taken on '90s film faves like Scream, Cruel Intentions and Clueless. Now Rockwell: Table & Stage cuts into the absurdity of suburban life with Scissorhands: A Musical Inspired by the Film, a show that's sure to delight fans of the original which starred Johnny Depp, Wynona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Alan Arkin. Based on Tim Burton's modern fairy tale, the quirky story follows a synthetic boy with sharp blades for hands who charms an entire neighborhood of normies. You'll appreciate the movie even more after seeing it reworked for the stage at Rockwell in Los Angeles.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / Noon
Circus Vargas is back with an all-new show that's sure to spark joy in the hearts of adults and kids alike. America's favorite traveling big top circus journeys back to the golden era of circus with The Greatest of Ease in Burbank. Jam-packed with aerial feats, acrobatics and clowning, not to mention a colorful cast of characters, world-class performers, music, comedy and more, The Greatest of Ease has plenty of treasures for the whole family to enjoy. Before the show, kids have the chance to step into the ring and learn circus skills. After the show, stick around to meet and take pictures with the cast.
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 4:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / Noon
Make your way to the Upside Down as Rockwell: Table & Stage continues its ongoing Unauthorized Musical Parody series by taking aim at the crazy world of Stranger Things. This Halloween takes a turn for the strange, as an incredible cast of Broadway, TV and film vets bring the Netflix hit to life ... with a musical twist.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / Noon
The stars that line the Hollywood Walk of Fame shine again on the big screen, and new luminaries come into focus, thanks to the American Cinematheque's film festivals, special events and retrospectives. This acclaimed series features screen gems both foreign and domestic at Los Angeles landmark the Egyptian Theatre, where you can catch international documentaries, Oscar-winning double -- and even triple features -- as well as anniversary revivals, riveting seminars and guest appearances by some of the film world's best and brightest, all specially curated by this non-profit cultural organization.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pm (Focus on Female Directors - Short Film Series)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pm (The Silent Film Era at The Alexandria Hotel)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 6:30pm (The Naked Kiss in 35mm)
Best-selling author, comic, Paralympian and YouTuber Josh Sundquist tracked down all the women he'd ever tried to date to ask why they had rejected him. He shares the results of his semi-scientific investigation (and yes, it's a true story) in this one-of-a-kind live performance that blends interactive storytelling with stand-up comedy. Hear his embarrassing tell-all live at the Santa Monica Playhouse.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
Enjoy every health enthusiast's favorite day -- cheat day -- at this one-of-a-kind pop-up museum! Cheat Day Land combines delicious food, smart options, new innovations and free samples from some of Los Angeles' best food spots. Each week has a new sample from a different sponsor, so set aside the diet restrictions and treat yourself to a fun and carefree exploration of fantastic food at Cheat Day Land.
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Hilarious and “on point,” this is the ballet as you have never seen it before. Lavish costumes, a dynamic comedic approach, technical mastery and the astounding fact that men can indeed dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo brings their world-famous antics to the Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus College in Glendora.
Winner of the 2017 LA Fringe Festival Encore Award, Trump in Space is Star Trek meets Avenue Q meets Trump. This original parody musical is an epic space adventure filled with all the sci-fi tropes we love and all the politics we love to hate. 400 years in the future, the fallout of the Trump administration has left humans stranded in search of a new planet because due to crazy Trump, the earth blew up! If you're tired of American politics, don't worry -- this will make you laugh about 'em. Don't miss Trump in Space at the Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
A long-time Valley favorite for jazz, blues and more, Upstairs at Vitello's is located above the famed Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City. A hotspot for the best singer-songwriters, Broadway and cabaret acts, you'll catch up-and-coming musicians, well-established artists and legendary local, national and international talent as well. A full bar and a contemporary Italian menu complete the intimate venue's fun, relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a night out.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (Keith Borden and Friends)
The Clippers are back for another exciting season of cool dunks, hot passes and buzzer beaters, and you can be at STAPLES Center to see it all from a variety of vantage points, from regular seats to luxurious Premier Level tickets and VIP Suites. In the Premier Level, you'll never miss another exciting play standing in line for concessions, because you'll have in-seat food and beverage service featuring high-end sandwiches, sushi, burgers and more from your own server. These seats, located in the 200 Level, offer some of the best views of Doc Rivers' squad as they light up the scoreboard. If you opt for the suites, you can enjoy the game in climate-controlled comfort, with in-suite plasma TVs and a private seating concourse. Root for the Clippers, and treat yourself to a special night thanks to some of the best seats at STAPLES.
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 12:30pm (vs. Sacramento Kings)Monday, Jan 28, 2019 / 7:30pm (vs. Atlanta Hawks)Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pm (vs. Los Angeles Lakers)Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 / 7:30pm (vs. Phoenix Suns)Monday, Feb 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (vs. Dallas Mavericks)Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 12:30pm (vs. New York Knicks)Friday, Mar 8, 2019 / 7:30pm (vs. Oklahoma City Thunder)
Cinephiles rejoice at Santa Monica's Aero Theatre, where the packed lineup of screenings ranges from iconic black and white comedies to imaginative animated creations to world premieres of new international films, thought-provoking documentaries and beyond. Curated by American Cinematheque, the theater also hosts panel discussions where movie insiders talk shop with filmmakers, cast members and other creative talent. The Aero has been a go-to destination for movie lovers since 1940.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:30pm (One Plus One - Rolling Stones Documentary)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pm (Fight Club)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:30pm (My Little Chickadee)
Bart DeLorenzo directs this darkly funny, shockingly absurd and endlessly surprising vision of a world in transition by MacArthur Genius Taylor Mac. Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from Afghanistan with a dishonorable discharge, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage to Isaac’s father by his debilitating stroke, and with Isaac's newly out transgender sibling as her ally, Paige is on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. Catch the LA premiere of HIR at Odyssey Theatre.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pm
NBC's The Voice finalist, former NFL defensive tackle and LGBT advocate Esera Tuaolo makes his Los Angeles cabaret debut with his new show at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Mr. Aloha is set to include heartfelt monologues about Tuaolo's life experience, plus classic covers, original material and video clips.
Presented by the California Shakespeare Company, Hamlet comes to Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. In it, as a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father's death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Join the California Shakespeare Company as they present one of Shakespeare's greatest works live on stage.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr.’s words were so powerful they were like music. So it’s fitting that they now inspire a concert. Multi-genre artist, producer and music director Damien Sneed brings an ensemble of gospel singers and jazz musicians to the stage to celebrate the movement King embodied. With music ranging from Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone to Broadway and spirituals, We Shall Overcome is an uplifting evening of music interwoven with Dr. King’s timeless words, which continue to electrify civil rights activists. Don’t miss this celebration of music and culture at The Soraya in Northridge. To make your night as fun and stress-free as possible, parking is included with your ticket.
Enjoy a little bump and grind at TRiPTease Burlesque, which was featured in Thrillist's 2016 list of "Best Burlesque Shows in LA." TRiPTease is Santa Monica's longest-running weekly burlesque show, showcasing L.A.'s best headlining burlesque soloists and international touring performers -- so it's never the same show twice. TRiPTease combines the art of the tease with comedy, burlesque, boylesque, singing, fan dances, fire, bar dancing and more. You're in for a night of fun and fantasy as the lights dim at TRiP Santa Monica, an intimate venue serving wine, beer and light snacks.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 10:00pm
The National Rifle Association is here to save the day -- through song and dance! Praise the lord and NRA-men! Ron Barkley is the head lobbyist for the NRA, and his life is real tough -- his daughter is a liberal socialist with a penchant for protests, and for some reason, the entire country is up in arms about gun control. But when Ron prays to God for divine intervention, he receives a magical gun that turns people -- into guns. Because after all, if you've got problems, the solution is always More Guns! With songs like "Good Guy With A Gun," "Everybody Do The Lobby!" and "Liberal Love," More Guns! A New Musical Comedy About the NRA! is a satire of the NRA, the "woke" left, and all those boring moderates in between. This is a show for the whole family, and by whole family we mean adults only (16+). With book, music, and lyrics by Philip Labes and Michael O'Konis, see More Guns! at The Second City in Hollywood.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:30pm
Force of Nature Productions presents the World Premiere of Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm's GRAY PEOPLE. GRAY PEOPLE tells a story of constantly shifting trust and loyalties as James, Jenny and Adam tensely await a late-night delivery in the woods...unsure what to believe about each other, and increasingly uncertain of their fate.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:30pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:30pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 8:30pm
This clever comic stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The 39 Steps turns a cast of just four actors into more than 150 zany characters with a mix of film noir panache, spy novel thrills and more than a touch of Monty Python-esque absurdity. The two-time winner of both Tony and Drama Desk Awards, The 39 Steps is a fast-paced and funny whodunit about a man accused of a murder he didn't commit, who flees from the authorities and encounters a string of hair-raising adventures, as well as an unlikely love connection. Brace yourself for an onstage plane crash, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance in this production of The 39 Steps at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pm
You're trapped inside a 1940s film noir and have to solve a mind-boggling mystery in order to escape. In this fun vintage take on the immensely popular escape room experience, you're led into a private detective's office filled with a variety of objects -- some familiar, some puzzling. Suddenly the door locks behind you and the game begins. Now you and your fellow sleuths have to work against the clock to identify suspects, solve challenging puzzles, piece together clues and find a way out of the room.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 6:30pm
The Magpie Salute represents a musical union of swaggering rock 'n' roll, psychedelic blues and campfire-worthy storytelling. It got its wings from Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson, who brought together a bunch of former bandmates from the Crowes and elsewhere to create the new supergroup. Drawing inspiration from R&B, country and spirituals, including artists like Sly Stone and Neil Young, they create a vast musical landscape which, at its core, is pure rock 'n' roll. The band's name comes from a British superstition of saluting a magpie to ward off negativity, a way for the band to acknowledge both the good fortune and hardships that have given the group its sound. Following a string of sold-out performances, The Magpie Salute shakes the roof off The Canyon in Agoura Hills.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. Director Stephen Daldry (The Crown) returns to his landmark 1992 production An Inspector Calls, which was hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for a whole new generation of theatergoer.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pm
Smart Love is a smart new comedy with a twist about science, family and just how far human beings will go in order to salvage love. The Wachowski household is thrown upside down when their son makes a surprise visit home from MIT with an unexpected guest. Watch the fireworks that ensue and enjoy the fallout when Smart Love comes to the stage of Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind to spend a relaxing yet active day on the ski slopes! Sharpen your skills and get ready to hit the snow with Sourced Adventures’ LA Ski Bus to Mount Baldy. An epic winter adventure awaits you on the slopes -- and this package has all you need to get your slide on. With round-trip transport from Los Angeles' Union Square, lift tickets and equipment rentals all included, this excursion takes all the stress out of planning a ski trip, freeing you up for a day of carefree fun on the slopes.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:45am DepartureSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:45am DepartureSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:45am DepartureSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 8:45am DepartureSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:45am DepartureSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:45am DepartureSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 8:45am DepartureSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:45am Departure
Award-winning violinist Karen Gomyo makes her New West Symphony debut with Mozart’s classically elegant Violin Concerto No. 5, ”Turkish,” which earned its nickname due to a suddenly “exotic” sounding interjection in the final movement. Beethoven’s propulsive and exuberant Seventh Symphony brims with joyful, dancelike movements and rhythmic vitality. Richard Wagner called it the “apotheosis of dance.” Beethoven himself called it “one of the happiest products of my poor talents.” Also, a New West Symphony-commissioned work from House of Cards composer Jeff Beal will receive its world premiere during this concert, dubbed Rhythmic Traditions, at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center.
Add a twist to date night, girls' night out or simply your own personal me-time with Drink, Paint, Create. Jalapeno Pete's in Studio City hosts this artistic affair, where you can unleash your inner Picasso. Your artist guides provide the supplies and step-by-step instructions on how to complete your painting in two hours. Order a drink, let those creative juices flow and at the end of the evening you'll get to take home your very own masterpiece to show off to friends and family.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pm
On the night a death-house chaplain must hand over the reigns to the confident young pastor set to replace him, the men encounter an enigmatic inmate who challenges their convictions and changes their lives forever. Death House is a startling new piece of theatre that explores justice, redemption, and the possibility that we’re all more connected than we may want to admit.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pm
Harvelle's hosts a weekly Long Beach Comedy showcase featuring some of the industry's top comedians, as well as a sultry burlesque revue from The Lolitas. Every Tuesday, you can take the stairs leading you underground to this classic speakeasy, where you can get some laughs and tie on a few drinks at this risqué, adults-only romp.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Feb 5, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Feb 12, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Feb 19, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Feb 26, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Mar 5, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 8:30pm
Take a journey through the life, loves and laughter of the world's most beloved Yiddish humorist, as you're treated to an in-depth look at the foolish philosophers, philosophical fools, comical shtetl folk and not-so-comical scoundrels that populated Sholom Aleichem's real and fantasy worlds. This bold and bittersweet, raucous and romantic musical comedy celebrates the great man's 102nd Yahrzeit, journeying through his loves and losses, the controversy surrounding his stories and plays, his fame and his failures. The new musical -- the fifth in the Playhouse Sholom Aleichem quintilogy -- stars veteran performer Chris DeCarlo, who once again takes on the role of the beloved author. Catch Aleichem Sholom! at The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:30pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 3:30pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 3:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 7:30pm
Volume 7 of this totally tubular '80s event brings even more of your favorite bands off your online playlists and onto the Microsoft Theater stage in downtown Los Angeles. The latest jam-packed lineup is set to feature New Wave giants like Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) ("If You Leave," "Joan of Arc") and The Bangles ("Manic Monday," "Walk Like An Egyptian"), along with English pop group Bananarama ("Cruel Summer"). Also scheduled to rock your world in living color are Rob Base, Farrington + Mann, and Tiffany and the Flirts.
Come be part of the joke as the Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie, pokes fun at the genre that made her famous. Mixing equal parts tension and laughter, laugh along as Clarissa, a diplomatic spouse, finds her normally entertaining and unflappable self in the middle of a drawing room murder. Desperate to dispose of the body, she enlists the help of her guests. Hilarity ensues when they’re interrupted by the arrival of wry detective, Inspector Lord. In this conscious parody of the detective thriller, Christie delivers a unique blend of suspense and humor. Get caught up in Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web at the Long Beach Playhouse.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
Opening Night: The Improvised Musical is exactly that -- a Broadway-style musical that's made up on the spot, based on a single audience suggestion. Therefore, every night is the opening night of a musical that's never been seen. Sadly, it's also the closing night ... but closing night sounds so very final -- and not even this cast can withstand the damage done by weekly wrap parties. Since 1998, Opening Night's cast of veteran improvisers has combined Chicago and Los Angeles improv with the Broadway stylings of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Gilbert & Sullivan, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, resulting in over 1,000 original musicals. Marvel as they score and choreograph a show right in front of your eyes at the Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 9:30pm
Nobody tells stories like Etta Mae Mumphries. And nobody has met and influenced so many important people. You may not have heard of Etta Mae, but surely you know of Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sammy Davis, Jr., and the list goes on and on. Known sometimes as the “Geriatric Forrest Gump,” Miss Etta Mae is a font of biblical wisdom and encourager extraordinaire. Meet Karen Bankhead's theatrical creation at Hollywood's Theatre West.
Laughter may be the best medicine, and not far behind is a nice drink, so you'll get the best of both worlds at Comedy & Cocktails, a new event at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo. Some of the best and brightest comics will hit the stage for a night of laughs, spirits and great company in an intimate setting. Join Camarillo's own Jason Love as he welcomes in comics like Graham Elwood, John DiCrosta and more for this hilarious showcase.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Mar 1, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Mar 29, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, May 31, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 7:30pm
Forget the airport -- the quickest way to get from Long Beach to Spain is an evening of authentic Spanish entertainment and cuisine at Alegria Cocina Latina's Ultimate Flamenco Dinner Show Experience. Full of passionate dance and vibrant guitar playing, Andalusia-native La Sole-Yvette Garcia's artistically diverse show encompasses the culturally rich, technically intricate art of flamenco. Along with an evening's worth of exceptional entertainment, you'll enjoy Alegria's delicious Spanish and Latin American cuisine, which includes classic dishes like paella Valenciana and a sinful tres leches cake. Please see the full event description for detailed menu information.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
Dreams are in short supply on Inishmaan, especially for Billy Claven. So when a Hollywood filmmaker arrives on the neighboring island to make a movie, Billy goes after a part in the film, hoping to escape from the cruelty and bleakness of his life in master storyteller Martin McDonagh’s darkly comic Irish yarn. Come experience The Cripple of Inishmaan at Antaeus Theatre Company in Glendale.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, Feb 4, 2019 / 8:00pm
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd's The Wall, Rock on Film Series presents a salute to the singers, writers and musicians who have created the poetry of our time at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Pink Floyd - The Wall is a 1982 British live-action/animated musical drama film directed by Alan Parker with animated segments by political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, and is based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album of the same name. The film centers around a confined rocker named Pink, who, after being driven into insanity by the death of his father and many depressive moments during his lifetime, constructs a metaphorical (and sometimes physical) wall to be protected from the world and emotional situations around him. When this coping mechanism backfires, he puts himself on trial and sets himself free. The screenplay was written by Pink Floyd vocalist and bassist Roger Waters.
Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome celebrates a repertoire of music traditions from legends like Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone, and cinematic sounds from movies like The Wiz, all interwoven with Dr. King’s speeches, which electrified generations of civil rights activists. Multi-genre artist, producer, and music director Damien Sneed brings this living lineage of music and culture to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
Award-winning blues-rock star Tommy Castro has toured with everyone from B.B. King to Carlos Santana, winning the 2008 Blues Music Award for Entertainer of the Year along the way. His work has earned him comparisons to such blues luminaries as Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Duane Allman, with "silvery guitar licks that simultaneously sound familiar and fresh" (San Francisco Chronicle). Come out and see for yourself why The Washington Post described him as "phenomenal and funky," when Tommy Castro and The Painkillers take the stage for this concert at The Rose in Pasadena. They'll be playing tracks from their newest record Stompin' Ground, among others.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
With a career that has spanned more than 35 years, guitarist and composer Bill Frisell's diverse catalog has been described as "the best recorded output of the decade" (Downbeat). His latest project, "When You Wish Upon a Star," features Frisell with Petra Haden (vocals), Thomas Morgan (bass), and Rudy Royston (drums) performing Frisell's arrangements and interpretations of music from film and television in a display of "ingenuity, wit, and affection" (Jazz Times).
Long Island rockers Blue Oyster Cult have been writing, recording and performing hard rock for over 40 years, selling more than 24 million records in the process. Some of their biggest hits include the gargantuan rocker "Godzilla," the blazing "Burnin' For You" and their biggest song, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," which was introduced to a whole new generation of fans by the now-classic Saturday Night Live sketch "More Cowbell." With a live show that hasn't lost any of its impact over the years, it's no wonder Blue Oyster Cult continues to occupy a unique place in rock history as one of very few bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as massive commercial success. Be sure to see them live when they come to The Canyon in L.A.
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Recreating the sound of one of the world's most popular bands isn't easy, but Desperado meets the challenge as a premier Eagles tribute band. Consisting of five talented musicians, they've taken extra care to deliver the authentic sounds of the Eagles, nailing classic songs like "Hotel California," "The Long Run" and "Take It Easy" with finely tuned vocal harmonies and pitch-perfect music. Desperado's members have honed their musical chops around the world, playing with several members of the Eagles, along with such famed performers as the Beach Boys and David Cassidy. Now they hit the stage in Hermosa Beach for this concert at Saint Rocke.
Unleash your inner Picasso and drink a good Pinot Noir while you're at it. Winey Art has teamed up with Sherman Oaks' The Woodman to bring folks together to Drink, Paint & Create for a memorable evening. Step up to an easel and discover your hidden talents while sipping on craft beers and wine. You don't have to be a gifted painter to relish the calm and therapeutic act of producing unique art. If you get hungry in the midst of a creative spark, you can purchase some savory dishes like grilled corn lollipops and beer battered shrimp tacos. Art nights are a fun spin to a date night, girls' (or boys"!) night out or a simple way to get out there and express yourself freely. With painting materials provided, Winey Art makes it easy to get down with your artistic self.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:00pm
There's nothing quite as electrifying as live improvised comedy, and LPNSImprov troupe The MaD JaCKRaTS deliver a fun take on the art form with their monthly show Makin' a Movie. Each show is made up of three segments, which kick off with a suggestion from you, the audience. The talented group of improvisers then runs with the idea, weaving it into a hilarious scene on the spot. Wacky characters, both new and recurring, will have you in stitches as they deal with whatever off-the-wall scenario you throw at them. Don't miss The MaD JaCKRaTS at Theatre 68 in North Hollywood.
The Completely Different Late Show is a wild improv explosion by the cast of the Groundlings' Main Company. Audience suggestions are taken throughout the night for improvised scenes to be performed by the best in the business. It's also a testing ground for brand new material that could be headed -- based on your response -- for the Groundlings' main show. Famous Groundlings alumni include Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman, Lisa Kudrow and Paul Reubens, who created his Pee-Wee Herman character there. Every week, it's an all-new comedy experience at this L.A. institution.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 10:00pm
Talk about a true variety show -- this entertainment extravaganza is set to feature magicians, escape artists, sword-swallowers, fire-eaters, comics, singers, dancers, musicians and more. And of course, it wouldn't be a Pretty Things Peep Show without a gracious serving of striptease. This unique blend of sexy circus acts, sideshow stunts, burlesque and vaudeville have come together to create a new genre of entertainment dubbed Broadville (hot broads + vaudeville), which Pretty Things has introduced to audiences across the country, including at New York's famed Highline Ballroom and at music and arts festivals worldwide before arriving at Harvelle's Long Beach.
The soundalike bands handpicked to play this series are some of the best in the biz when it comes to re-creating the real rock experience. From A to Z (Aerosmith to Zeppelin) and way beyond, you'll hear favorites from just about every era and marvel at how close these tribute groups come to nailing the look and sound of the originals, note-for-note and lick-for-lick. There's nothing like rocking out to your favorite classic hits played live, at Katie Jakes in Covina.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 4:00pm
An idealistic American diplomat locks horns with a mercurial Soviet negotiator during a series of conversations in the woods outside Geneva. As their mutual friendship and understanding deepens, an awareness that their work may ultimately be pointless casts a shadow over their hopes to achieve a lasting peace. This L.A. Theatre Works production at The James Bridges Theater stars Alfred Molina and Steven Weber, and is directed by Cameron Watson. It's performed without sets or costumes and will be recorded for later broadcast on public radio nationwide.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm
Like seeing real-life superheroes perform impossible feats, the Shanghai Circus Featuring The Shanghai Acrobats is one jaw-dropping spectacle after another. An explosion of colorful costumes, dramatic music and incredible athleticism, the show brings to life over 2,000 years of tradition with an adrenaline-fueled modern spin that reaches "literally breathtaking heights of skill" (The New York Times). Gravity-defying acrobats fly through the air. Dozens of jugglers work in concert for a mind-boggling act of concentration. Contortionists bend and twist their bodies into shapes that'd give a chiropractor nightmares. Don't miss this international phenomenon in person at The Rose in Pasadena.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Teatro Martini's sizzling dinner spectacular features an edgy combination of cabaret, comedy, music and cirque-style aerials and acrobatics. The Teatro Martini experience comes complete with a four-course meal. As you dine on your gourmet entree, you'll be captivated by an energetic show of non-stop comedy, daring acrobatic acts, live music and more. Teatro Martini's performers come from across the globe to provide you with a captivating and tantalizing getaway from the ordinary.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:15pm)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:15pm)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:15pm)Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:15pm)Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:15pm)Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:15pm)Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:15pm)Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:15pm)
French electronic musician Franck Rivoire, known by his stage name Danger, is coming to The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. With a rich musical history that began in boyhood, Rivoire’s sound is heavily influenced by the computers he spent a lot of time in front of as a child. His 2017 album Taiko, which marked his 10th anniversary as a performer, is a hybrid of Eastern and Western music that fuses ’80s retro with more contemporary electronic sounds. He has said that the album is filled with nods to childhood feelings and emotions. But you won’t see him wearing his heart on his sleeve: One of his trademarks is the black mask that he wears in nearly all public appearances, inspired by the band Daft Punk and the Black Mage character from the video game series Final Fantasy See this unique performer live in L.A. this winter as part of his North American tour.
You get service with a laugh when The Meatballs Of Comedy are the staff! Join the wackiest Italian restaurant crew in Hollywood for a one-of-a-kind comedy buffet that will fill your belly with laughter! The Meatballs are serving up comedy Italian-style at Sal's Restaurant and Comedy Club in L.A.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
Imagine if Radiohead teamed up with Muse to create a supergroup. Well, imagine no more, because tribute band Musehead is hitting the stage to re-create the hits of both bands. From early alt-rock classic “Creep” through their mature synth-drenched songs like “Burn the Witch,” Radiohead’s sonic evolution comes alive, complete with falsetto vocals worthy of Thom Yorke. In between, you’ll hear hard-rocking Muse hits like “Uprising” and “Pressure” and infectious anthems like “Time Is Running Out.” Don’t miss this chance to hear your favorite songs from two of rock music’s most distinctive bands in one concert at The Canyon Agoura Hills.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
You're trapped inside an old haunted theater and it's up to you to free the spirit in order to escape. In this fun, spooky new take on the immensely popular escape-room experience, you're led through the stage door and into a theater haunted by an unnamed ghost. Suddenly the door locks behind you, and the game begins. You have one hour to free the ghost or be trapped inside the theater forever! As you explore the backstage and dressing rooms, you'll uncover clues and puzzles that will lead you to the objects you need to create a magical spell and release the ghost before your time runs out. Will you make it out in time?
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 7:30pm
Platinum-selling singer and songwriter Anna Nalick performs in concert at The Rose in Pasadena. In 2005 Anna released her first studio produced album, Wreck Of The Day, featuring the hit single "Breathe (2AM)." The song went to the top of the charts and sent Anna on a nearly four year tour around the world. With her third hit single, "Shine," Sony Music released The Shine EP, and both Wreck Of The Day and The Shine EP can still be heard widely on radio and television today. In 2011 Anna released her first independently produced album, Broken Doll & Odds & Ends. Utilizing the unique sounds of toy piano, sitar, glockenspiel, oud, mandocello and sweeping string arrangements, Broken Doll & Odds & Ends features a wide range of instruments, performed by a very talented collection of musicians. Anna's unique storytelling ability and timeless sense of melody has gained even more notoriety with fans, selling over 30,000 copies during the album's first month.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Pasadena's famed Ice House Comedy Club hosts some of the hottest stand-up comics in the business. You've seen them on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show and other late night shows, on podcasts and in their own comedy specials and albums. Now you can see them in person, live on this historic stage. You may even catch a celebrity drop-in set, or be among the first to check out the latest up-and-coming talent in the main room or the club's Stage 2 showroom.
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pm (Comic Hypnotist Mark Sweet)
A hermit turns into a beast while grabbing the morning newspaper in The Lycanthrope, a re-imagining of the Parsifal myth. This one-man show is written and performed by Abbot Alexander and was nominated for Best Solo Performance in the Valley Theatre League. Experience this unique story at Theatre West in Hollywood.
Add a twist to date night, girls' night out or simply me time with Drink, Paint Create at Barclay's Coffee & Tea in Northridge. Come see for yourself and unleash your inner Picasso! The event provides all the supplies, you just bring your wine! Artist guides will lead you step-by-step to your completed painting in two hours and you get to take home your masterpiece to show off to your friends and family!!
With more than 16 million records sold, Rage Against the Machine have blasted the eardrums and influenced the politics of untold hard rock fans. You can feel that rage all over again when tribute band Renegades of Rage (formerly known as Slaves Against the Machine) brings the raw power of the band's highly original sound to Hermosa Beach. See them perform hard-hitting hits like "Killing in the Name," "Bulls on Parade" and "Wake Up" at Saint Rocke.
Find a wide variety of vintage clothing, furniture and just about anything else from days gone by at the Santa Monica Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market. This outdoor market at Santa Monica Airport is a destination for many local decorators, clothing designers, and shop owners as well as families and collectors of all ages. Shop for antique furnishings, architectural treasures, paintings from listed European and American artists, estate jewelry, vintage fashion, chandeliers and interesting lighting, antique linens and silver at this popular community event.
The Crazy Uncle Joe Show is one of L.A.'s longest-running long-form improvisation shows. Watch as the Groundlings take three suggestions from the crowd and then proceed to weave the stories together, traveling back and forth through time, playing different characters in many different situations. There's no games, no director, just side-splittingly spontaneous comedy. After a brief intermission, they come back and do it all over again with three new audience suggestions.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 8:00pm
Hailed by The New York Times as a “modern soul man,” Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Kenny Lattimore is on a roll lately, with recent Top 10 singles “Stay On Your Mind” and “Love Me Back.” Lattimore helped to usher in an R&B resurgence that counted D’Angelo and Maxwell among its ranks. His self-titled debut solo LP went gold and spun off two Top 20 hits: “Never Too Busy” and the romance classic “For You,” which peaked at No. 6 on the R&B charts and reigned at No. 1 on the UAC charts for 10 weeks. In addition to the Grammy-nominated “For You,” Lattimore’s body of work also includes his critically acclaimed sophomore album From the Soul of a Man and two top-10 charting duet albums with singer Chanté Moore: Things That Lovers Do and the gospel/R&B double-CD Uncovered/Covered. His nuanced vocals have graced projects by a diverse array of artists from Musiq Soulchild and Rachelle Ferrell to Nancy Wilson and Brian Culbertson. Kanye West sampled Lattimore’s “Lately” for the track “I’m in It” from the album Yeezus. Be seduced and romanced when Lattimore brings his soulful sound to the stage of The Rose in Pasadena.
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Her high-profile romances with Leon Russell, Stephen Stills and one-time husband Kris Kristofferson inspired songs and broke up bands in the '70s, but once back-up singer Rita Coolidge unleashed her full potential, she claimed her rightful place as one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the decade. The two-time Grammy winner with the velvety rich voice scored hits with classics like "We're All Alone," "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher," and "The Way You Do the Things You Do," and in recent years, she's explored the blues, standards, country and more. She wrote all 12 songs on her upcoming 18th solo disc, Safe in the Arms of Time, for release in 2018, and brings her rootsy sound to The Canyon in Agoura Hills.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
This is Illyria, folks! Our heroine is shipwrecked. Her brother presumably drowned. Disguising herself as a boy, she joins Duke Orsino's court, where she's sent as his emissary to the Countess Olivia, who's mourning the death of her brother. Olivia falls for "the young lad." Mistaken identity, gender confusion, a mordant clown, a pompous major domo, whackadoodle relatives — it all adds up to a great deal of fun! Twelfth Night features some of Shakespeare's wittiest wordplay, and now comes to Theatre Palisades.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pm
L.A. based, guitar-player and singer Ana Popovic is back on the road promoting her new triple album Trilogy, her most ambitious project yet. With Triology, Ana releases three albums in one! Twenty-three funk, rock/blues and jazz tunes produced by Grammy Award winner Warren Riker (Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana), Grammy Award winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy) and Delfeayo Marsalis, one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Guest appearances include Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph and Ana and her powerful band are tirelessly touring, playing major blues, jazz and rock festivals. She is endorsed by Fender, D'Angelico, Jim Dunlop and DR strings. Ana has shared headlining stages with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr. and many others. She’s nominated for five Blues Music Awards, appeared on the cover of Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazine. See her live at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach.
Every Monday night, Los Angeles jazz singers will get together to salute Nat King Cole's 100th birthday by having a jam session of King Cole's hits. Come sign up to sing with famed pianist Karen Hernandez, drummer John Williams on drums and bassist Oscar the Great at The California Jazz and Blues Museum.
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Jan 28, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Feb 4, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Feb 11, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Feb 18, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Feb 25, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Mar 4, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Mar 11, 2019 / 7:00pm
Jack London’s classic tale Call of the Wild comes to life on stage in a multimedia adventure that mixes performance and storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. Kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold Rush of the 1800s, Buck becomes the most famous dog in the northland’s history and discovers the endurance and strength of his wild, primal ancestors as their call courses through his blood. This production at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center uses 180-degree projection that surrounds the performer and provides scenic, artistic, and historical context to the show.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 5:00pm
Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic comes to the Kentwood Players' stage with a dramatic re-imagining. The residents of the small town of Grover's Corners remain as universal and timeless as when they first appeared on stage in 1938. Whether this is your first or tenth visit to Our Town, don't miss this special opportunity to experience what's been called the Great American Play at L.A.'s Westchester Playhouse.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pm
Harbor Breeze's Whale Watching Cruise is your chance to channel your inner Jacques Cousteau and create some lifelong memories. And since one of the country's best aquariums is right next door, you're in good hands on this seafaring adventure. An educator from the Aquarium of the Pacific will guide you as you marvel at gray or blue whales (depending on the season), plus others majestic creatures, like the distinctive humpback, killer whales and several kinds of dolphins.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 9:00am (Boarding Begins at 8:30am)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:00am (Boarding Begins at 8:30am)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 9:00am (Boarding Begins at 8:30am)Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 9:00am (Boarding Begins at 8:30am)Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 9:00am (Boarding Begins at 8:30am)Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 9:00am (Boarding Begins at 8:30am)Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 9:00am (Boarding Begins at 8:30am)Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 9:00am (Boarding Begins at 8:30am)
You and your children will love Los Angeles Children's Theater's live musical re-creation of Shel Silverstein's touching and tender storybook parable The Giving Tree. The classic children's book is about the simple gifts nature offers each of us. Through a boy and a loving apple tree, Silverstein's story follows the seasons of life from young child to old age, from joyous youth to self-centered adolescence, from somber adulthood to bittersweet old age. Each stage of love, loss, heartache and heartbreak is expressed through words, gestures, dance and music that will delight people of all ages.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 11:00am
The famed iX Tapa Cantina's lively one-hour mariachi show features a rotating lineup of some of the best musicians and ensembles in the country, and comes complete with a traditional three-course Mexican dinner. Choose from fajitas, carne asada and more from the special Goldstar menu, while you sip on a margarita or signature sangria available for purchase from the bar. A fine pairing of culture and cuisine, the Corazon De Mariachi dinner show will transport you from Old Town Pasadena to Old Mexico. Please see the full event description for menu options, which you can order upon arrival.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:15pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:15pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:15pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:15pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:15pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:15pmThursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 8:15pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:15pm
Spend a gorgeous day at the races at a true Los Angeles landmark with an exclusive Farriers package that includes food, craft beer, collectible keepsakes and more. Santa Anita Park's Farriers Package features Club House admission, complete with box seating and a racing program, along with a pint of local craft beer from the Farriers bar and an entree from one of Santa Anita's brand-new Club House Mezzanine eateries. And if the memories you make at Santa Anita Park aren't enough, the Farriers package also includes a commemorative pint glass so you can take a piece of the "Great Race Place" home with you.
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 12:30pm (Doors Open at 10:30am)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 1:00pm (Doors Open at 11:00am)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 12:30pm (Doors Open at 10:30am)Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 1:00pm (Doors Open at 11:00am)Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 1:00pm (Doors Open at 11:00am)Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 12:30pm (Doors Open at 10:30am)Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 12:30pm (Doors Open at 10:30am)Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 1:00pm (Doors Open at 11:00am)
There's always something funny going on at the Yoo Hoo Room, the second stage of Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, right in the heart of the entertainment district. Pulling from Los Angeles and the Valley's vast talent pool, the intimate room features established veterans along with rising stars, showcased in a variety of stand-up and musical comedy performances, comic essay readings, magic and more. There's also a full-service restaurant on-site, offering everything from appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads and pizzas to hearty entrees and desserts. The bar is well-stocked as well, with specialty drinks galore available for purchase. Please see the full event description for a link to information on upcoming shows.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pm (Tell It To Sweeney)Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 9:00pm (Icy Mitt Sundays)Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pm (The Jasons Present)Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 9:30pm (Bottles, Booze, and Backstories)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pm (Short Attention Span Comedy Theatre)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 9:30pm (The Nifty Cat Show)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (Brian McDaniel)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:30pm (Brian McDaniel)
Flappers Comedy Club brings Los Angeles' top comics to Burbank for a wide range of lively shows, from stand-up lineups featuring national headliners seen on network TV, HBO, BET and Comedy Central, to comedy contests showcasing up-and-coming performers. Throw in some weekly hilarious themed shows and a menu full of fries, wings, tots and margaritas. Flappers Burbank also hosts variety nights and other one-of-a-kind events. Plus, you never know what celebrity comics might drop by for a guest set.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 5:00pm (First Timer Funnies)Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pm (Sundays with Jeff Garlin)Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 9:00pm (Swingin' Sundays)Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (Celebrity Drop In Tuesday)Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Uncle Clydes Comedy Contest)Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 10:00pm (Hump Day Late Nite!)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (Wittiest Women)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 10:00pm (Get It on Tape)
Known for his hit songs, "Thotiana," "Bleed It," "Deadllocs," and more, Blueface is one of LA's fastest rising stars. He's been co-signed by the industry's best, including Drake and has become a viral hit. He's celebrating his birthday at OHM Nightclub in Hollywood and inviting all his friends. He'll perform along with special guests, so get ready for a crazy night.
This is Rod Serling’s Stories From The Zone -- stage adaptations of two classic episodes of his best-loved TV series. You’ll be traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination…. In Mr. Garrity and the Graves, in the Old West circa 1890, a man and his wagon find their way into the town of Happiness, Arizona. The man, Garrity, claims to have the ability to resurrect the dead. Some of the townspeople figure that resurrecting the folks planted on Boot Hill might not be the best idea. In Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?, passengers of a snow-bound bus originally bound for Boston are stranded at a roadside diner. There’s a growing realization that one of their number might actually be an invader from Mars.
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Jan 28, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
This is It Is Done: Inside a desolate bar in the middle of nowhere, bartender Hank and his only customers, Jonas, a man on the run, and Ruby, a mysterious woman on a mission, settle in for a long evening to ride out a windstorm. The three are trapped together and engage in seemingly innocent conversation, until the evening escalates into life or death struggles as past secrets are shockingly revealed. This haunting, moody, critically-acclaimed thriller, that was named by Huffington Post as one of the Top Ten of the Year, is a play that is well-conceived, terrifying, macabre, hilarious, and filled with spooky chills!
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pm
The Group Rep presents two James McLure’s one-act comedies Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star, directed by Barbara Brownell, produced by Lloyd Pedersen. Three young women who are neighbors and friends share drinks and hard truths about life, love and marriage while doing laundry on a very hot day. In another part of town three men beat-the-heat in the backyard of a bar as the local high school hero, recently returned after a hitch in Vietnam, details his military and amorous exploits. Laughs are shared, souls are bared. See this double bill at Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pm
Mexican actor, comedian, TV host, media personality and singer Omar Chaparro is a man of many talents. When he's not creating hilarious comedic personalities, he's voicing a character in the Spanish-language dub of The Incredibles or winning reality TV shows. Catch Chaparro live at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.
The Concord hosts the final performance and only Los Angeles stop for the Full Circle Tour, a night of blues and rock featuring Joseph "Mojo" Morganfield, son of blues legend Muddy Waters, Los Angeles favorite Hopi Bluesband and the scintillating Rachel Oto. One Night Only!
After Preacher Lawson delivered his first performance on America's Got Talent, the judges begged him to do just one more joke. He did -- impersonating his grandmother as a fiery preacher -- and it killed. With his affable, infectious energy, Lawson didn’t let up for the rest of the season, going on to place in the final five for what became the show’s highest-rated season. Now this quickly rising stand-up star is bringing his goofy take on everyday life to Levity Live Comedy Club in Oxnard.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:45pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:30pm
Each month, L.A. stand-up showcase Horribly Funny delivers a night of over-the-top comedy that isn't for the easily offended. Join us for an evening of guilty pleasures and heavy-hitters inside L.A.'s world famous comedy store and watch these comics try to be a little less horrible and a little more adorable at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood.
From executive producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, Paradise follows the story of an inner city Yemeni-American Muslim high school senior, and her culturally naïve science teacher, a former Columbia neuroscientist -- and atheist -- who had a fall from grace and is forced to teach in the public schools. The play explores their growing relationship as he helps her, if at first reluctantly, gain admission to a competitive college science program. It asks provocative questions about the often-conflicting issues of love, faith, science and culture, and wonders: can we find Paradise here on this earth? See it at L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pm
Come out to the 4th annual Marley Festival, featuring Wailing Souls, The Gladiators and Survival-Bob Marley Tribute. The event is all ages, with children younger than 7 admitted for free. Bring your friends, your family and anyone who loves reggae for a fun evening of music and dancing at the Gaslamp Long Beach.
A darkly hilarious tour-de-force, Natural Shocks follows a woman forced into her basement when she finds herself in the path of a tornado. Trapped there, she spills over into confession, regret, long-held secrets and giddy new love. But as the storm approaches, she becomes less and less sure where safety lies — and how best to defy the danger that awaits. Enjoy and be moved by this staged reading at Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pm
Be there when the Groundlings Sunday Company puts forth new sketches every week in the hilarious Boogie Sundays. It's a fun cast brimming with new talent from the top level of The Groundlings school, and you can get in on all the fun at The Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles.
Investors can often find the best deals at trustees’ sales. So why don’t more investors do it? The answer may be because the sale process is mystifying, which frightens away many investors. It could also be because most investors assume you need 100% of the purchase price in cash at the trustee’s sale. No longer! At this workshop, they’ll take the mystery out of the process and the financing. You’ll learn how to research the properties going to sale, various bidding strategies, how to finance your purchase, and what to do once you’re the winning bidder. Plus, you will participate in an actual live trustee’s sale! If you’re serious about buying properties at the trustee’s sale, don’t miss this workshop at The Olympic Collection in Los Angeles.
Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque now pay tribute to the musical sounds of one of the most commercially successful bands of all time: Queen! This rock group formed in London in the ‘70s was a massive success, even making it to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Now see Dirty Little Secrets bring their very own special touch to the amazing songs the band produced which also paying tribute to the amazing talent of Freddie Mercury. A mix of comedy and brilliant burlesque performers, this lively tribute from Bohemian Rhapsody at Harvelle’s Long Beach is a show you won't want to miss!
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 10:30pm
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classically elegant Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish, earned its nickname due to a suddenly “exotic” sounding interjection in the final movement. Award-winning violinist Karen Gomyo makes her New West Symphony debut with this most popular of Mozart’s violin concertos. Ludwig van Beethoven’s propulsive and exuberant 7th Symphony brims with joyful, dance-like movements and rhythmic vitality. Richard Wagner called it the “apotheosis of dance.” Beethoven himself called it “one of the happiest products of my poor talents.” A New West Symphony commissioned work from Jeff Beal will receive its world premiere during Rhythmic Traditions at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
Los Angeles magazine called The Really Awesome Improv Show “the best kids’ comedy show.” Patton Oswalt also praised the show, saying “Your kids get to act like goofballs. Highly recommended,” while The Tolucan Times declared “a most impressive, quick on their feet (and wit) troupe.” Now celebrating a nine-year run, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation and is great for the whole family. There’s a rotating cast so you’ll see different faces and games each week. Great for birthday parties and family outings, enjoy The Really Awesome Improv Show at The Second City in Hollywood.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / NoonSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / Noon
A no-holds-barred glimpse into a mystical journey filled with love, pain, insanity and redemption. Scattered along the way is a sprinkling of ironic comic commentary that can only come from a true survivor. “Jimmy” is not so much a hero but more a human being traversing an abusive childhood, a descent into alcoholism and finally plunging into a world of fantastical personifications, which dwell amidst humanity’s darkest sins.
Celebrate the 3rd Running of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational with SoCal wines, horse racing and sunshine. The California Wine Festival marks a showcase of the best Cal-Bred Thoroughbreds and celebrates Santa Anita Park’s California heritage. Come be a part of this yearly event and let The Great Race Place show you a variety of wines to complement an amazing card of racing. Plus don’t miss the third annual running of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational broadcast live from Gulfstream Park in Florida. It’s a party right on the homestretch, celebrating the best in horse racing, and we can’t wait to have you! Your General Package Includes: Club House Admission Racing Program $5 Betting Voucher Wagering Tip Sheet Acrylic Souvenir Wine Glass Twelve (12) 2oz Samplings Grandstand Seating Upgrade to a VIP Package: Club House Admission Racing Program $5 Betting Voucher Wagering Tip Sheet Acrylic Wine Glass 2oz Samplings for each winery participating Food Voucher ($10 value) Wine Festival Event Tee Grandstand Seating *NOTE: Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase package. Children are allowed in event area, but may not buy the Online package. Seating not guaranteed. Food will be available trackside and around the Kingsbury Fountain.
A nameless person sits on death row, awaiting his execution. What possessed him to murder his wife? He begins to tell his story, the story of the black cat. Edgar Allan Poe’s novella delivers a dark journey into the abyss of a desperate murderer’s soul. This Long Beach Opera production integrates music, drama, dance and multimedia stage design, breaking the boundaries between performing arts and visual arts. In The Black Cat, two dancers — along with a singer and a baroque ensemble — perform a work of contrasts and extremes, from Bach to rock. Enjoy this U.S. premiere at the Beverly O’Neill Theater.
Food is more than just a way to stave off hunger -- it's a cultural experience. Curious foods from exotic cultures have always fascinated us, and sharing those foods with others is the best way to cross those cultural boundaries. But different cultures in different places have different views of what's tasty and what's gross, what's edible and what's inedible. The Disgusting Food Museum invites visitors to consider those distinctions and challenge their own dietary preferences while viewing, smelling and tasting some unique foods from around the world, including casu marzu (maggot-infested cheese from Sardinia), hákarl (well-aged Icelandic shark) and surströmming (Swedish fermented herring). Do you dare smell the world’s stinkiest cheese? Or taste sweets made with metal cleansing chemicals? Test your intestinal fortitude at this tribute to culinary curiosities at A+D Museum in Los Angeles.
Sat, Jan 19, 2019 (Noon-7:00pm)Sun, Jan 20, 2019 (Noon-7:00pm)Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 @ 2:00pm - 8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm) Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 @ 2:00pm - 8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm) Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 @ 2:00pm - 8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm) Sat, Jan 26, 2019 (Noon-7:00pm)Sun, Jan 27, 2019 (Noon-7:00pm)Sat, Feb 2, 2019 (Noon-7:00pm)
Every once in a blue moon a Best of Sketch show comes to town to delight audiences with its wild characters and only-seen-once-before sketch comedy genius. Come see what director Deanna Oliver and her brilliant cast of Groundlings and Alumni unearth for this special three-week run when Groundlings Mix Tape comes to The Groundlings Theatre.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 10:00pm
Storybook Theatre's fun-filled version of this famous story has lots of singing, dancing and audience participation with a funny witch and a handsome prince. The children in the audience become the seven dwarfs who help rescue Snow White. You and the little ones can even visit with the cast members after the show.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 1:00pm
Ross Mathews' bubbly charm and charisma made him a fan favorite on RuPaul's Drag Race. Since then, his fame has only grown, hosting the 2018 Miss America Pageant and receiving the incredible honor of being named America's Favorite Celebrity on Celebrity Big Brother. Now, Mathews is leaving the small screen behind to host the Dragtastic Bubbly Brunch at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles. As Mathews himself describes it, "I make a living judging drag queens, and now I want to give back by putting them to work, using champagne to lure in my favorite queens." But the fierce and fabulous queens hitting the stage -- many of whom are veterans of RuPaul's Drag Race -- aren't the only ones sipping champagne: Every guest gets a mimosa the second they walk in the door, along with the chance to compete against other guests for another free cocktail with the "lip sync for a drink" activity, based on RuPaul's "lip sync for your life" challenge.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / Noon
Hailing from the People's Republic of China, Golden Dragon Acrobats represent a time-honored tradition that began over twenty-five centuries ago. The troupe's spectacular athleticism combined with ancient and modern dance and music present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. Now in their 30th year, Golden Dragon Acrobats offer unparalleled artistic form and award-winning acrobatics at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm
The Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita is filled with artistic, intricate, life-size sculptures, that take you on a 45-minute journey of enlightenment through the transcendental knowledge of Bhakti Yoga, the Bhagavad-gita. The L.A. museum's clay-work dolls have been on display since 1977. Reopened in June 2016 after renovation, the exhibition combines India's ancient yogic wisdom and sculptural artistry with America's state-of-the-art multimedia technology.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 4:00pm
Who wants to deal with drinking and driving, especially when it comes to bar crawling? The bars are pretty spread out in Los Angeles, so let someone show you some of the best spots around without worrying about how you'll get to each place. This LA Club Crawl takes you through an area the City of Angels cover charge-free, plus comps some drinks for you along the way. Come to Luchini Pizzeria & Bar dressed to impress.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 9:00pm
Eat, drink, dance and be irie on this chill summer evening cruise of Marina del Rey harbor aboard a multi-level yacht. You'll enjoy an authentic Caribbean dinner as you jam to reggae tunes provided by a pro DJ. Tickets include appetizers, dinner, dessert, entertainment and amazing views of the water.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 6:00pm (Boarding at 5:30pm)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding at 9:00pm)
Her high-profile romances with Leon Russell, Stephen Stills and one-time husband Kris Kristofferson inspired songs and broke up bands in the '70s, but once back-up singer Rita Coolidge unleashed her full potential, she claimed her rightful place as one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the decade. The two-time Grammy winner with the velvety rich voice scored hits with classics like "We're All Alone," "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher," and "The Way You Do the Things You Do," and in recent years, she's explored the blues, standards, country and more. She wrote all 12 songs on her upcoming 18th solo disc, Safe in the Arms of Time, for release in 2018, and brings her rootsy sound to The Canyon Santa Clarita.
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
You're in for a night of fun and fantasy as you enter through the Distillery to a private Speakeasy to see L.A.-based theatrical burlesque troupe The Dollface Dames slinks through the audience for an intimate night of Vintage entertainment. The Dames' show at R6 Distillery in El Segundo features a variety of burlesque acts combining the art of the tease with fan dances, pointe, tap, fire-wielding, hoop tricks and more.
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 8:00pm
Taste over 60 whiskies offered up by expert brand ambassadors, distillery reps and some of the city's well-known bartenders, at WhiskyX L.A., which also features a live concert from St. Paul & The Broken Bones. You can also purchase delicious bites from local trucks and chefs, at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pm (VIP Entry at 6:00pm)
Hollywood's newest, coolest pop-up museum comes Instagram ready to put you and the fam right in the middle of some amazing images. The Museum of Illusions is filled with paintings, 3-D set pieces and giant props that produce eye-popping pics, inspired by cartoons, art, current events, movies and more. You can picture yourself on a raft watching the Titanic go down, climb a sheer cliff, become a burger topping or dangle over an MC Escher-like edge. Then show off your shots and really wow your crowd back home.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 10:00am - MidnightMonday, Jan 21, 2019 / 10:00am - MidnightTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 10:00am - MidnightWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 10:00am - MidnightThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 10:00am - MidnightFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 10:00am - MidnightSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 10:00am - MidnightSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 10:00am - Midnight
The beautiful Cafe Sevilla invites guests to come and enjoy a magical evening of Spanish and Gypsy flamenco dance, an authentic three-course meal and an atmosphere of European elegance and Mediterranean spirit. Celebrating its 25th year, Sevilla is a fixture in Long Beach, and its flamenco dinner-show showcases a variety of dancers, singers, percussionists and guitarists. Adding to the gypsy vibe, Saturday shows will feature a live belly dancer. The included dinner features our Ensalada Sevillana followed by our award-winning Paella Valenciana. For dessert, you can indulge in your choice of Cream Catalana or Lemon Tart. A tapas menu, full bar, eclectic wine list and other menu upgrades are also available for à la carte purchase.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
Queen and their flamboyant front man Freddie Mercury will always be rock royalty, but Queen Nation is about as close as you'll ever get to hearing the legendary band perform live. Tribute Band Magazine calls their renditions of huge hits like "Somebody to Love," "We Are the Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and others "hauntingly realistic." From the original band's signature sound to its vibrant stage persona, Queen Nation manages to match them in a retrospective that's pitch-perfect in both music and spirit. Catch them at The Canyon Santa Clarita in the Valencia Town Center.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
An exciting group activity, Escape Room LA has drawn hundreds of teams together for a unique and lively experience, one that doesn't involve dropping all your money at the club or bar-hopping in Hollywood. Instead, go head to head in a race against the clock on an expedition to find a fabled treasure in a jungle pyramid. The Mask of the Jade Warrior is hidden in a secret tomb, and it's up to your group to find it. Can you solve the pyramid's perplexing puzzles, riddles and challenges to find jade mask and escape? Or will you be trapped inside forever?
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 6:30pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Feb 5, 2019 / 6:30pm
Every Saturday night, the Los Angeles Club Crawl escorts a large group of tourists and locals to four high-energy Downtown L.A. bars and nightclubs. The group receives free entry, no line/express entry at each stop and exclusive drink specials at select venues. Come alone or with a group, and you will meet a mass of new party friends. Nightclub lineups change weekly and include The Reserve, Clifton's, Little Easy, Crocker Club, Exchange LA, El Dorado and more. Come out to the Golden Gopher to meet your hosts, and join the Los Angeles Bar and Club Crawl.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:30pm Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 9:30pm Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 9:30pm
Amazement awaits you and your guests inside Black Rabbit Rose, a swanky multi-space venue boasting a theater for magic and variety acts, plus a bar featuring craft cocktails and Thai-Chinese small plates. This retro-style cabaret show sets out to impress with an array of burlesque and specialty performers, while the world's finest close-up illusionists dazzle you with their magical talent. VIP admission grants you front-row seating at this intimate Hollywood nightspot.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 9:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:30pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:30pm
A total high-energy package, Howl at the Moon is the experience that brings together a live cover-band concert and a full bar, and the fun doesn't stop there at their spot in Universal City. Try switching out the DJ for a live show that features musicians jamming out to their own renditions of dance anthems and party hits. Whether it's that pop song you hear on repeat on the radio or a good old '90s throwback, Howl at the Moon re-charges each tune with a new, refreshing kick that gets the crowd jumping. Massive buckets of sugar-fueled cocktails also lend a hand to the party, with treats like sparkling vodka apple lemonade, a Fruit Roll-Up-inspired medley and more.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pm
If you like the long-running TV improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? then you'll love ComedySportz, a fun, fast-paced live comedy show that's great for the whole family. Watch two teams battle for laughs -- and points -- as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. Full of off-the-cuff humor and unpredictable moments, it's never the same show twice at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The longest-running stage show in Los Angeles, ComedySportz has been turning great improv into hilarious sport for more than 25 years.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 10:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 10:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pm
Douglas Roegiers is so smooth and classy, his fans call him "The Crooner." At this live music dinner show at Sorriso Ristorante & Bar, he'll sing standards from the Great American Songbook and take you back to the great days of the big band swing era. And while this unique performer with a larger-than-life persona is on stage, you can indulge in a three-course meal, including the choice of a Sorriso favorite: penne alla vodka. You can also enjoy a glass of your favorite wine or sip on a signature cocktail available for purchase from the bar. Make a date to hang with "The Crooner" in Pasadena.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Feb 13, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 7:00pm
Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of Los Angeles on this fun food tour. Your knowledgeable tour guide will lead you on a leisurely three-hour walking adventure through this extraordinary downtown area, sharing stories of the city's early settlers, Hollywood's heyday, architectural background and the transformation of L.A.'s culture and food scene. Along the way you'll get to enjoy tastes from unique eateries, including the best bakeries, authentic ethnic restaurants and renowned establishments currently creating a buzz in the foodie universe -- six stops in all. By the end of the tour, you'll be able to impress your friends with your vast knowledge of the city and its hidden culinary gems.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 11:00am
Welcome to Los Angeles in the not-so-distant future. A deadly virus has swept the earth and a team of scientists has burrowed deep into an underground laboratory to find a cure. As they search for an antidote and fight to save the world, each move becomes crucial -- if they accidentally set off the computerized decontamination system, they might be smashed flat by the slowly constricting laboratory walls. Only it isn't actually an underground laboratory, it's the stage at Six01 Studio in Burbank. And there are no scientists, it's just you and your friends as you participate in one of Los Angeles' most exciting and immersive escape room live theater experiences. The Virus utilizes digital technology and virtual reality from some of Hollywood's top craftspeople to create a totally realistic experience, placing you deep within a thrilling science-fiction epic that you won't soon forget.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 5:00pm
L.A. Connection is moving its weekly flagship show from its Sherman Oaks Comedy Theatre to Burbank. In 2001: An Improv Odyssey, a rotating cast of veteran performers present short-form improv scenes and games in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway? They're known for their heavy interaction with the crowd, sometimes even inviting audience members up on stage to assist with popular recurring features like "Supply the Word" and "Repeat Performance." It's the same big laughs, just a different location!
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 9:00pm
Since 1977, L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre has been inspiring, training, developing and nurturing improvisational talent in performers of all ages. With a list of alumni that includes Will Ferrell, Matthew Perry and Chris Kattan, L.A. Connection has been the launchpad for some of the biggest names in comedy. Their long-running hit show Improv Comedy for Kids by Teens features a talented cast of young improvisers who create a show based on audience suggestions in the style of the hit series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Running for years at its Sherman Oaks location, this improv extravaganza at L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre in Burbank is an event the whole family can enjoy.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 5:30pm
You would be hard-pressed to find a comedy club with more history or greater pedigree than the Comedy Store's West Hollywood location along the Sunset Strip. Since its beginnings in the early '70s, the venue has regaled audiences with an unrelenting torrent of the biggest names in comedy, ranging from Sam Kinison to Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Chelsea Handler, Dane Cook and beyond. Through it all, the Comedy Store has never lost its quirky, intimate atmosphere, making it as inviting for the audience as it is the comics. At any given show you're guaranteed to see some of today's best and brightest stand-ups testing out material, and you never know what surprise guests might drop by to do a set.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pm
Another season of some of the country's best college basketball hits the court at Pauley Pavilion when the UCLA men's basketball team returns to action. The perennial tournament team is looking to make another strong run in the big dance under coach Steve Alford. Led by returning guard Jaylen Hands, the Bruins have another star-studded lineup, including junior Prince Ail and freshman center Moses Brown. Check out the action and cheer on the team as they battle through the Pac-12 this season at the historic Pauley Pavilion.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (vs. Arizona State Sun Devils)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pm (vs. Arizona Wildcats)Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 6:00pm (vs. Colorado Buffaloes)Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 2:00pm (vs. Utah Utes)