Descanso Gardens is famed for its daytime beauty all year round, but when the holiday season approaches, it brings a special treat. It's a whole new experience to see this SoCal treasure illuminated in glorious light. As the sun sets, the gardens transform into an enchanted forest and your ticket is an invitation to venture in and discover the magical world that waits under the glowing foliage. During this colorful and interactive experience, you can stroll through a mile of Descanso Gardens' most popular areas while marveling at the gorgeous lighted displays. Located in La Cañada Flintridge, Descanso is a 160-acre outdoor wonderland featuring a Camellia Forest, a fragrant Rose Garden, and the carefully-tended Japanese Garden and Oak Woodland. At Enchanted: Forest of Light, the beauty of these beloved sights is enhanced by the bewitching brilliance of the lighted displays.
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 5:30pmTuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 6:00pmTuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 6:30pmTuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 7:30pmTuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 8:30pmWednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 5:30pm
L.A.'s brightest holiday tradition returns as bright as ever, with an expanded route and dazzling new additions for the 2018/2019 season. While most of the animals are asleep, make unforgettable memories as you take an evening stroll through the zoo, which has been transformed into a fantastical "wild wonderland" populated by glowing light animals rendered by lasers, 3-D projections and musical water-and-light displays. The insta-worthy Twinkle Tunnel has been reimagined with dynamic swirls of light, and there's a whole new area of the zoo to explore. Delight in mischievous light-monkeys run amok, a stained glass menagerie, fanciful animated elephants and a giant glowing snake. This year's event also features real reindeers, seasonal goodies and a chance to hang with Santa on select dates. Complete this festive cheer with holiday treats and hot chocolate to warm your fingers on a wintery night.
Monday, Nov 19, 2018 / 6:00pmTuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 6:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Nov 26, 2018 / 6:00pmTuesday, Nov 27, 2018 / 6:00pm
Evening skies blaze with color and light at the Fairplex in Pomona during the Magical Chinese Lantern Festival. This all-ages experience features over 1,000 hand-crafted lanterns, live entertainment and delicious food for purchase. Chinese folk artists demonstrate their ancient crafts, including a live kung fu showcase and on-stage coaching, all with the ambiance to reconnect with nature and to create lifelong memories with friends and family. If you need a unique place to snap a few stunning Instagram-worthy photos, this is the place to do it. Witness illuminated cheetahs, jumping koi fish, majestic cranes and even dinosaurs of beautiful paper and silk.
Thursday, Nov 22, 2018 / 5:30pm-10:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 5:30pm-10:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 5:30pm-10:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 5:30pm-10:00pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 5:30pm-10:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 5:30pm-10:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 5:30pm-10:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 5:30pm-10:00pm
This fall, the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden invite you to Moonlight Forest, an unforgettable evening experience of art, culture, and discovery. Masterfully crafted lanterns beckon you into the gardens. Some depict beautiful animals, shimmering exotic flowers and intriguing figures from Chinese legends. An evening of dazzling color and magic begins! Moonlight Forest will delight children, families, and the young-at-heart with an opportunity to experience the garden in a new light. The magnificent lanterns reflect three themes: Nature, Children’s Garden, and Chinese Culture -- all of which embrace the mission and communities of the Arboretum. Created by skilled artisans from China’s Sichuan province, the Arboretum has partnered with Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc. to celebrate the time-honored tradition of lantern art.
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 5:30pmWednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Nov 22, 2018 / 5:30pmThursday, Nov 22, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Nov 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 5:30pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 7:00pm
Luis Valdez, the legendary creator of Zoot Suit and "hero of the Latino theatre" (The New York Times), returns to the Mark Taper Forum in L.A. this fall with a sweeping new epic that examines the difficult divide between America's ideals and its actions. The Yamaguchis and the Montaños are two immigrant families struggling to provide a future for their American-born children after the Great Depression on the farmland they share. But as their oldest children fall in love -- secretly -- the attack on Pearl Harbor throws these two families, one from Mexico and one from Japan, into uncertainty and turmoil. When the Yamaguchis are interned along with thousands of other Japanese-Americans, allegiances are tested, heroes are made, and the two young lovers must find a way to stay loyal to each other and their country.
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pm
In 1960s New York City, a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be in the hit Broadway musical A Bronx Tale, which arrives at the Hollywood Pantages. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from legendary composer Alan Menken, this "Jersey Boys meets West Side Story" tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. From Academy Award-winner Robert DeNiro and Tony-winner Jerry Zaks, this streetwise musical is "the kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry." (The New York Times)
Monday, Nov 19, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 2:00pm
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.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 12:30pm (vs. Memphis Grizzlies)Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Phoenix Suns)Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Miami Heat)Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Toronto Raptors)Monday, Dec 17, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Portland Trail Blazers)Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Dallas Mavericks)
Trap pioneer Gucci Mane, known for massive hits like "Lemonade," "Wasted" and "I Get the Bag," is out with Smokepurpp on the multi-city Unusual Suspects tour, taking the stage at The Novo by Microsoft in L.A. The prolific Mane's got a new album set to be released in late 2018, titled Evil Genius, after recent best-sellers like Mr. Davis, The Return of East Atlanta Santa and El Gato: The Human Glacier. The Atlanta rapper's autobiography hit the shelves ,and he and his wife starred in the hit BET series The Mane Event in 2017. Miami's Smokepurpp made it to the Top 20 on the Billboard rap chart with mixtapes Deadstar, Bless Yo Trap and the successful single "Audi."
Melty or cheesy, thin or stuffed, from New York to Chicago, pizza is just about the one thing we can all agree on, and The Pizza Experience brings the entire world of this tasty treat to Pasadena for an immersive multisensory experience. With selfie stations, cat walks, giant installations, videos, an oversized cheese pool and a pizza hall of fame, you'll be surrounded at every angle by this delicious, delectable triangle. And yes, you will get a slice of pizza at the end of the experience, as well as a taste of other pizza-flavored snacks throughout the exhibit.
November 19, 2018 - Various Entry TimeNovember 20, 2018 - Various Entry TimesNovember 23, 2018 - Various Entry TimesNovember 24, 2018 - Various Entry TimesNovember 25, 2018 - Various Entry TimesNovember 26, 2018 - Various Entry TimesNovember 27, 2018 - Various Entry TimesNovember 28, 2018 - Various Entry Times
CASA 0101 Theater is proud to present Remembering Boyle Heights, an audience participatory, immersive and a theatrical celebration. Contemporary gentrification debates unlock the early history, stories and memories of Boyle Heights, revealing the mythical and human dimensions of L.A.’s own Ellis Island of the West.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 5:00pm Dinner (Show Starts at 7:45pm)Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 7:45pm (Show Only)Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 4:45pm Show (Dinner Starts After the Show)Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 5:00pm Dinner (Show Starts at 7:45pm)Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 7:45pm (Show Only)Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 7:45pm (Show Only)Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 4:45pm Show (Dinner Starts After the Show)Friday, Dec 7, 2018 / 5:00pm Dinner (Show Starts at 7:45pm)
Santa Anita Park in partnership with The Odds Market presents Winterfest this holiday season, bringing an ice rink, horse-drawn carriage rides, lights, decorations, a Christmas tree lot, live entertainment and acres of holiday fun for the whole family to Arcadia. Make ginger bread in Santa’s Village, fashion a holiday wreath to hang in your home, play in giant inflatables, sing along with carolers and much, much more. The Starter Pack ticket includes admission plus an ice skating session including rentals and 10 inflatable & ride tickets. Or spring for the Ultimate Pack and get admission, skating with rentals, a wristband for unlimited inflatables and rides, the petting zoo, a carriage ride and (for adults) a specialty cocktail.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 3:00pm-11:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 11:00am-11:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 11:00am-7:00pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 3:00pm-11:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 3:00pm-11:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 11:00am-11:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 11:00am-7:00pmThursday, Dec 6, 2018 / 3:00pm-11:00pm
The 15th anniversary Los Angeles production of Avenue Q comes to the Cupcake Theater's new location in North Hollywood. Full of humor and hummable tunes, the massively popular Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, Avenue Q scored the "Triple Crown" of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl-monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 4:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 4:00pmFriday, Dec 7, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 7:00pm
Sure, you can stream just about anything these days, but no home theater setup can equal the experience of watching a great movie on the real big screen, while munching on some fresh popcorn and cheering along with other die hard movie fans. Luckily, there's Secret Movie Club. These cinephiles lovingly curate a series of cult favorites, nostalgic throwbacks and classic films and bring them to Los Angeles' historic Vista Theatre in beautiful 35 mm prints, so you can experience them again -- or perhaps for the first time -- the way they were meant to be seen: in a theater!
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 11:59pm (Burt Reynolds Double Feature: Smokey & Best Little Whorehouse)Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 10:30am (The Iron GIant)Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 11:59pm (Lethal Weapon)Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 10:30am (Porco Rosso)Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 11:59pm (A Serious Man)Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 11:00am (The Thin Man)Friday, Dec 21, 2018 / 11:59pm (Gremlins)Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 11:59pm (Gremlins 2: The New Batch)
With enchanting hits like “Close to You” and “We've Only Just Begun,” The Carpenters were the perfect group to capture the warm-and-fuzzy feeling of Christmas. Inspired by their beloved holiday albums and Christmas variety shows, singer and playwright Lisa Rock and her six-piece band bring to life favorites like “Merry Christmas, Darling,” the jazzy “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” and all the hits in A Carpenters Christmas. This concert is sure to get everyone in the spirit of the season at La Mirada Theatre.
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, Nov 24, 2018 / NoonSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / NoonSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / NoonSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / NoonSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / NoonSaturday, Dec 29, 2018 / Noon
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.
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Hollywood Comes to Pasadena with Alonzo Bodden, Michael Palascak, Thomas Dale and more!)Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 7:00pm (Comic Hypnotist Mark Sweet)
The sultry and seductive striptease troupe known as the Hollywood Jane Revue are hopping a DeLorean and Marty McFly-ing back to the '80s for some burlesque and boylesque dancing, Back to the Future-style. Hosted by Charles Eights, this hilariously sexy parody at Rockwell: Table & Stage stars close to a dozen of L.A.'s best tassel twirlers, including Lemi Atom, Captain Jack Heartless, Brandy Snifter, Veronica Voss, Blanche Bourgeois and more.
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.
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 10:00am - MidnightWednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 10:00am - MidnightThursday, Nov 22, 2018 / 10:00am - MidnightFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 10:00am - MidnightMonday, Nov 26, 2018 / 10:00am - MidnightTuesday, Nov 27, 2018 / 10:00am - MidnightWednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 10:00am - MidnightThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 10:00am - Midnight
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.
Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)
Jason Mast, the Hollywood star at the center of the new play Famous, has just been nominated for his first Oscar and is throwing a party to celebrate. Through his eyes, you'll witness a world fueled by sex, money and power, where image is everything. The night unfolds at an adrenaline-rushed pace, ultimately revealing one of Jason's darkest secrets. His attempt to control the outcome ignites a chain of events that pushes the boundaries of real friendship and reveals the true cost of fame. Writer-director Michael Leoni, whose previous hit, Elevator, earned raves from the Los Angeles Times and Broadway World, brings this look at the cost of fame to The 11:11.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 9, 2018 / 7:00pm
The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, conducted by Artistic Director Russell Steinberg, presents the Fall 2018 concerts, titled Eroica, A Tribute to Ruth Borun. The orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 "Eroica," Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, as well as Strauss’ Radetsky March, Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances No. 3 and 8 as well as Vaugh Williams’ Rhosymedre. Founded in 1999, the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra is comprised of 120 student musicians ages 8-18, from 60 schools throughout the greater Los Angeles area. The orchestra has performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, and toured internationally to Vienna, Prague and Italy.
A world premiere of a musicalized, modernized, feminized, Americanized update of Charles Dickens' beloved classic Christmas Carol comes to NoHo's Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre. This contemporary scrooge (Carol) is a woman who is a successful, driven, demanding, eccentric home-shopping network maven. Her indispensable, long-suffering, overworked assistant is also a woman. And "Tiny Tim" is a girl named Trina. This refreshing update on this holiday favorite is funny, charming and surprisingly relevant and boasts all new songs by award-winning songwriter/producer Bruce Kimmel.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Dec 7, 2018 / 8:00pm
Ready for a circus of the decidedly adult variety? Enter Harvelle's Long Beach nightclub and be greeted by such decadent delights as contortionists, aerialists and more, all presented in such a way that your senses will be delightfully assaulted. Music fills the air courtesy of a soulful funk band, drinks will be flowing and femme fatale dames dance on tabletops in this twisted cabaret. It's an evening unlike any other, and one you won't soon forget.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 9:00pm Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 11:00pm Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 / 9:00pm Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 / 11:00pm
Let your inner child (or your actual child) out for a play date at FUNBOX, the interactive museum that brings your childhood dreams back to life. This million-dollar selfie extravaganza is a maze of 24 large-scale installations and exhibits designed by engineers and artists from around the world. This interactive playground was dreamed up by Antonio Nieves, who took inspiration from his own siblings and his experiences growing up in foster care, to create a wonderland will satisfy all of your wildest childhood fantasies and delight young kiddos too. Big and little guests can become royalty, meet life-size emojis, swim in cereal and explore a crayon forest, among other fun activies, and part of the proceeds will go to support local foster care non-profits, so you'll be helping out local kids while having fun and getting some amazing selfie shots.
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / Noon - 6:00pmWednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / Noon - 6:00pmThursday, Nov 22, 2018 / Noon - 6:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 11:00am - 8:00pmMonday, Nov 26, 2018 / Noon - 6:00pmTuesday, Nov 27, 2018 / Noon - 6:00pmWednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / Noon - 6:00pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / Noon - 6:00pm
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.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:15pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:15pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:15pmFriday, Dec 7, 2018 / 8:15pmFriday, Dec 14, 2018 / 8:15pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 8:15pmFriday, Dec 21, 2018 / 8:15pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 8:15pm
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.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Dec 29, 2018 / 7:00pm
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.
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / Various Time SlotsWednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Nov 26, 2018 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, Nov 27, 2018 / Various Time SlotsWednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / Various Time Slots
Join Clara on a holiday adventure as the clock strikes midnight and the toys under the tree come to life. Learn the story of The Nutcracker as you help the Nutcracker Prince defeat the evil Mouse King, dance with the sugar-plum fairies and celebrate with sweets from around the world! This one-hour mini-musical is sure to delight everyone, from ages 3 to 103. Sing along, clap your hands and dance with the sugar-plum fairies in this all-new adaptation of a beloved holiday classic that is perfect for ages 3 and up! See it at Pico Playhouse.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 9, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 23, 2018 / 2:00pm
The Alex Film Society in association with C3 Entertainment present: The Three Stooges Big Screen Event! Whether Curly or Shemp, partnered with Moe and Larry, it's...three for the show! This year's theme is chosen because each of these films has the word “three” in the title. Screenings include Three Little Beers (1935),Three Dumb Clucks (1937), Three Missing Links (1938), Three Little Pirates (1946), Three Dark Horses (1948) and Three Sappy People (1939).
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pm
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.
Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / NoonThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 / Noon
A total high-energy package, Howl at the Moon is the experience that brings together a live concert AND a full bar, and the fun doesn't stop short 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.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 7:00pm
Two-time Academy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee, Al Kasha, multiple award-winning hit songwriter, Phil Swann, and acclaimed author and poet, Sam Bennett, have woven the two-year courtship of Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis into a funny and touching intimate new musical that is both poignant and endearing. Kay Cole directs this real-life Hollywood love story that is both human and timeless. In A Booth At Chasen's stars Kelley Dorney as Nancy and Brent Schindele as Ronald Reagan. Experience this new musical at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 3:00pmWednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 3:00pm
All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic novel comes to life in this fast-paced, humorous and engaging new adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. But with an overzealous match-making mother it’s difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she’s determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense — but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to actually find real love? Find out when Pride and Prejudice comes to the Long Beach Playhouse.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 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.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 4:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 4:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 4:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 4:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 4:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 4:00pmFriday, Dec 7, 2018 / 4:00pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 4:00pm
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. This fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs — including “Under the Sea”, “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World” — at the Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Dec 7, 2018 / 8:00pm
Texas bluesman Guitar Shorty, whose explosive playing and high-energy stage show made him a major influence on both Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy, plays Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. For five decades, Guitar Shorty's played a blistering blend of rock and blues, creating wild riffs that most blues guitarists wouldn't even dream of. Along the way, he's worked with Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, B.B. King, Guitar Slim and T-Bone Walker. Well past 70 and still rockin', Shorty's live shows are as crazy -- and crazy good! -- as ever.
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.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Keyshia Cole, Eric Bellinger and JoJo Hailey come together at the beautiful Long Beach Terrace Theater for a night of great R&B music. One of the most powerful and intriguing voices in R&B, Keyshia Cole is a multifaceted star known for her hit records, ever-changing look and for starring in several of her own BET reality shows. Cole first shook up the charts in '05 with her debut disc, The Way It Is, a platinum-selling monster that spawned five singles. Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger is best known for hit songs "Valet," "Focused on You," and "I Don't Want Her." JoJo Hailey of K-Ci & JoJo makes his solo debut.
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, Nov 24, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 1:00pm
Jam-packed with big, flashy numbers like "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," it's no surprise Time magazine pronounced Guys and Dolls "the greatest of all American musicals." The Tony-winning musical is set in New York City during the swinging 1940s. The story follows Nathan Detroit, who turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the cash to float the biggest craps game in town. When dolls -- especially a straitlaced missionary named Sarah Brown -- get involved, the term "high stakes" applies to both love and money. See Frank Loesser's beloved Broadway rom-com at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 2:15pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 2:15pm
When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked away to the magical land of Oz. As they follow the Yellow Brick Road to meet the Wizard and find their way home, Dorothy and Toto come upon a rubber-legged Scarecrow that needs a brain, a kindly Tin Man missing a heart, and a lovable Cowardly Lion who wants courage. Together they battle the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys until Glinda the Good Witch helps them get to the Emerald City. Will the great and powerful Oz grant Dorothy and her friends their wishes? Come find out in this dazzling musical filled with wonderful songs and thrill after thrill.
Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 2:00pm
Larger and faster than the Titanic -- and with 1001 successful trans-Atlantic crossings to the Titanic's zero -- the Queen Mary is rich with history, elegance and grandeur. Decommissioned in 1967 after 30 years ferrying movie stars, royalty and World War II-era soldiers between the United States and England, this floating hotel and Southern California icon is filled with stories to experience. The Grand Voyage Passport gives you the ultimate Queen Mary experience, including access to the model ship gallery, museum, the brand new 4-D theater, a breathtaking exhibit about Princess Diana and the royal family and two tours that showcase the glitzy and haunted sides of the ship's history.
This is Bus Stop: About 25 miles west of Kansas City, a freak snowstorm has halted the progress of a bus, and travelers have a late-night, weather-enforced layover in a local diner. Romantic or quasi-romantic relationships ensue. Inge’s classic comedy is filled with sentimental characters and a slow-but-pleasant, slice-of-life storyline. The play manages to continually charm modern audiences, if only due to our inherent longing for a simpler, more innocent past. Most of Inge’s plays are a mixture of comedy and drama. This American treasure is no different. See Bus Stop in Beverly Hills at Theatre 40 at the Reuben Cordova Theatre.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:30pm)Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:30pm)Monday, Dec 3, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
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, Nov 21, 2018 / 10:00pm (Preshow at 8:30pm)Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 10:00pm (Preshow at 8:30pm)Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 / 10:00pm (Preshow at 8:30pm)Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 / 10:00pm (Preshow at 8:30pm)Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 / 10:00pm (Preshow at 8:30pm)Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 / 10:00pm (Preshow at 8:30pm)
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.
Drama Desk Award nominee and Broadway heartthrob, singer Aaron Lazar brings Broadway to Hollywood to the Catalina Jazz Club. The renowned leading man from Broadway's The Last Ship, A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera and Mamma Mia! — and current star of the Ahmanson Theater's production of Dear Evan Hansen — Lazar will perform an evening of comedy and romance featuring many of the greatest songs from the Great White Way and popular movies.
Celebrate summer with stunning city views from the rooftop club of the ultra-hip W Hotel on ever-hopping and happening Hollywood Boulevard. Vibe takes over The Loft and Wet Deck -- the W's famous outdoor pool and bar -- for this Saturday night event, which kicks off with a cocktail party followed by three hours of dancing to live DJ sets. Get decked out in your fiercest cocktail attire, assemble your squad and make sure you arrive by 11:00 p.m. Once you're there, you can salute the season of easy living by drinking, dancing and chilling, while enjoying gorgeous views of the Hollywood Hills, downtown L.A. and beyond.
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.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 9:30pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pm
This guy's been amazing in more movies and TV shows than you can count, and won a pair of Tony Awards for his skillful, searing performances in the classic American tragedies Death of a Salesman and Long Day's Journey Into Night. Now Brian Dennehy is reprising two of his most memorable and acclaimed stage roles in a powerful double bill. Dennehy first inhabits high-rolling gambler Erie, whose luck has turned with the death of his best friend Hughie. Next, Dennehy becomes Krapp, Beckett's self-absorbed leading man, who records a tape documenting his year each birthday. On his 69th, he gets caught up in listening to his archives and experiences a lifetime of regret. Dennehy won raves for his appearances in this pair of plays at the Goodman in Chicago, and now he's bringing the show to the intimate Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen in L.A.
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 8:00pm
When Amelia’s mother receives Compassionate Release from her prison sentence, Amelia’s carefully constructed world is threatened. Twenty-six years of living vicariously through her beloved TV characters doesn’t prepare her for the actual drama of her mother’s return or the advances of a charming co-worker. The ticking clock of her mother’s illness means Amelia must decide if her fictional life is safer than the possibility her own story.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 7:00pm
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 a salad, the famous Spanish dish paella Valenciana or short rib/salmon duet, and for dessert, crema Catalana, the restaurant's award-winning chocolate espresso creme brulee. A tapas menu, full bar, eclectic wine list and other menu upgrades are also available for a la carte purchase.
Climb aboard the magic holiday sleigh with Elf as he takes you on a journey to discover holiday traditions from around the world in The Greatest Holiday Showman! Your mission: to learn stories and songs from holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and more without the Grinch or Scrooge stopping you! This fun family-friendly show will have you singing, clapping, booing for the villains and cheering for the heroes, as it reminds us all what true holiday spirit is all about! This is a Creating Arts Company signature original mini-musical and is a one-hour, immersive and interactive show that is perfect for ages 3 and up. See The Greatest Holiday Showman! at Pico Playhouse.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 12:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 12:00pmSunday, Dec 9, 2018 / 12:00pmSunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 12:00pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 12:00pmSunday, Dec 23, 2018 / 12:00pm
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, Nov 21, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Nov 27, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 6:30pm
The producers of Broadway’s smash hit The Illusionists have brought together some of the world’s greatest entertainers for a spell-binding and incredible new holiday production, A Magical Cirque Christmas. Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling illusions and breathtaking cirque artists, performing to all your favorite holiday music. Don’t miss husband-and wife aerialist team Tyce and Mary Nielsen of Duo Transcend -- finalists on this season’s America’s Got Talent -- performing the Duo Trapeze and Duo Roller Skating. Get into the spirit of the season with this merry treat that’s perfect for the entire family at Thousand Oaks' Fred Kavli Theatre.
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, Nov 23, 2018 / 11:00am Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 11:00am Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 11:00am Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 11:00am Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 11:00am Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 11:00am Friday, Dec 7, 2018 / 11:00am Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 11:00am
These knights don't ride horses or sit at a round table, and instead of thick armor and chainmail they prefer bell-bottoms, fringed jackets and out-of-this-world hair. For more than 20 years, the Boogie Knights have been one of America's top disco revival shows, covering everything from the Bee Gees to K.C. and the Sunshine Band to Heatwave. They've performed for more than two million people across America and beyond and made appearances on MTV and at major stadium sporting events. Now these polyester-clad, wah-wah pedaling disco virtuosos are coming to The Rose in Pasadena for another funny, groovy and totally funkadelic concert.
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
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, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 8:30pm
The Long Beach Shakespeare Company reprises its grand holiday entertainment, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. It's Christmas at Camelot, and while Queen Guinevere introduces the feast, King Arthur refuses to eat until he's been told a true tale of exceptional valor. Suddenly, in rides a giant dressed in green with a giant axe. He dares any of the knights to play a deadly game with him, and young Gawain rises to the challenge. This festive production at the LBSC's Richard Goad Theatre features music, dancing, sword-fighting and a little romantic comedy thrown in for good measure.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 / 8:00pm
For a long time, the far right has hid in the shadows. Now, it no longer needs to. In Winter Solstice, five people gather on Christmas Eve in a bourgeois, intellectual household. Albert, a writer, is engaged in a ferocious spat with his wife Bettina, a film-maker, over the arrival of her mother, Corinna. But it is Corinna who sparks the dramatic crisis by inviting a man she met on the train, Rudolph, to stay with the family. Rudolph is urbane, civilized, and polite -- the essence of cosmopolitan charm. He entertains everyone by playing Chopin and Bach on the piano, but when he reveals that he is a doctor with Paraguayan connections, we realize that he is the silken embodiment of a Nazi past that Germany has thought long-buried. The West Coast premiere of this transfixing new work from acclaimed German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig powerfully demonstrates the unnerving logic of the new right and the seeming impotence of liberalism to combat it. Bitterly comic, naturalistic and surrealistic by turns, combining live cameras with onstage action, the play exerts the same hypnotic spell as its menacing visitor -- an insidiousness that makes him, in Schimmelpfennig’s eyes, a lethal threat.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 4:00pm
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.
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Celebrity Drop In Tuesday)Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Uncle Clydes Comedy Contest Semi Finals Two)Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 10:00pm (Hump Day Late Nite!)Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (An Evening With Craig Shoemaker- The Lovemaster)Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 10:00pm (Famous Fridays)Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 4:30pm (Two Milk Minimum)Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (An Evening With Craig Shoemaker- The Lovemaster)Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 10:00pm (Superstar Saturdays)
The Fountain Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of Cost of Living, the 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Martyna Majok. John Vreeke directs for an October 20th opening, with performances continuing through December 16th. In Majok's gripping and unexpectedly joyful play, John (Tobias Forrest of Wisdom of the Crowd and Special Unit) is a rich, quick-witted grad student who has cerebral palsy. Ani (Katy Sullivan, reprising the role she originated at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club) is a hilariously foul-mouthed quadriplegic. The people who help them, Jess and Eddie, have their own struggles to contend with. Cost of Living is a haunting, rigorously unsentimental play about the forces that bring people together and the realities of facing the world with physical disabilities.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 2:00pm (No Late Seating)Friday, Dec 7, 2018 / 8:00pm (No Late Seating)
The Bee Gees may be best remembered for their record-breaking disco days, not to mention their stunning falsettos, but they were actually pop stars long before the '70s, and influential songwriter-producers long after. Relive it all from the beginning at The Rose Pasadena with the Bee Gees Gold tribute band, featuring the vocal prowess of John Acosta, Daryl Borges and Jeff Celentano. Backed by a live band, this talented trio nails the signature sound and the stylish look of the Bee Gees from the '60s on, with everything from early hits like "To Love Somebody," "Massachusetts," "Lonely Days," "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" and more, to later disco classics like "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever," "How Deep Is Your Love" and "You Should Be Dancing."
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Paul Robeson was a true Renaissance man and a prominent African-American activist during a time when that was a dangerous thing to be. Learn all about this fascinating character in Stogie Kenyatta's one-man show at Santa Monica Playhouse. This powerful and poignant performance tells the amazing true story of a man who could seemingly do anything. He played in the NFL while getting his law degree, then became famous as an entertainer after starring in Show Boat and Othello and recording deep-voiced renditions of spirituals like his famed "Ol' Man River." Robeson was also an outspoken civil rights activist who fought to end racism and oppression and became a target of the McCarthy hearings.
You're 12 years old and awkward. You want to be the lead dancer in The Nutcracker. What could go wrong? This thoroughly original story is "Rollicking!" (LA Times) So grab an ugly holiday sweater and your tutu and see Sugar Plum Fairy with a cast of characters you won't forget. It's 75 minutes of madcap merriment for ages 8 to 80 and you're invited to join in the party! This offbeat holiday treat offers festive cheer while engaging audiences to participate (think G-rated Rocky Horror fun). LA Weekly) calls it "Blisteringly Funny.” NPR's Sandra Tsing Loh brings her hilarious hit to Los Angeles’ Skylight Theatre this holiday season after a successful run last year at South Coast Repertory. Written by and starring Sandra Tsing Loh, Sugar Plum Fairy is directed by Bart de Lorenzo with Tony Abatemarco and Shannon Holt.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:30pm (Preview)Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 3:00pm (Preview)Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:30pm (Preview)Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 3:00pmFriday, Dec 7, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, Dec 9, 2018 / 3:00pm
What makes Hollywood so weird? Is it the culture, the people or something supernatural? Honestly, it's everything, which makes this neighborhood so wonderfully kooky and endearing. Grab your cameras, ghost gear and otherworldly curiosity for a walking tour packed with haunted locations and scary stories in Los Angeles. Step into the shoes of the fallen stars of Hollywood and peer into the grisly fates that fame and fortune had in store for them. In between sights, you'll take a break at a haunted bar to make the rest of the journey extra enjoyable. Meet at the Sweet! Hollywood candy store in the Hollywood and Highland mall for a stroll through Hollywood with the ghost hosts with the most.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 7:00pm
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.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 10:00amThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 5:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 10:00am
Dave Wakeling, a rock icon as frontman for ska pioneers the English Beat, brings an amazing all-star backing band to the Canyon to play the hits of The English Beat, General Public and more. It will be a rock-steady night with the ever-changing King of Ska. The English Beat were one of the most successful bands of the early '80s, and had hits with "Mirror in the Bathroom," "Save it for Later," "I Confess," "Stand Down Margaret" and their cover of the Smoky Robinson classic "Tears of a Clown."
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
The Groundlings Sunday Company puts forth new sketches every week in its hilarious show Desperately Seeking Sunday. It's a fun cast brimming with new talent from the top level of L.A.'s Groundlings School.
Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Dec 9, 2018 / 7:30pm
After rumors begin to circulate about a space ship crashing in their backyard, a group of friends and family must find a way to cope with their disrupted lives. Catch this out-of-this-world comedy from Berubians Theatre Company at Actors Studio Theater in L.A.
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 8:30pmWednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 8:30pmWednesday, Dec 5, 2018 / 8:30pmWednesday, Dec 12, 2018 / 8:30pmWednesday, Dec 19, 2018 / 8:30pmWednesday, Jan 2, 2019 / 8:30pm
Spend a relaxing evening outdoors with a brush in one hand and a glass of wine or craft beer glass in the other, at this Drink, Paint, Create gathering. Whether you're a novice painter or an experienced artist, this event at the Claim Jumper in Burbank offers a fun and relaxing way to express your creativity. All the materials you need to create your own masterpiece are provided for you, including an easel, canvas and paint, of course, and you can purchase food and drink from the venue.
Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 9, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 23, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 30, 2018 / 2:00pm
From the ashes of her own breakup, Michelle Miracle created a stage where people tell true tales of their own heartbreaking moments. Three years later, Michelle and husband Nima Kharrazi host Breaker/Broken (Stories of the Heart) together, where every month, a different mix of actors, writers, comics, and storytellers open their wounds and let the audience in -- finding humor and healing along the way. Each show is a balanced mix of performers and topics -- from written essays about the loss of a life-long pet, to off-the-cuff, raw emotion about a break-up that happened yesterday. Explore the ups and downs of love at Open Space in Los Angeles.
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30)
From the producers of the hit shows Smoke and Mirrors and Magic Monday comes this festival of magic for the holidays. A Very Merry MagicMania at the historic Santa Monica Playhouse runs over two weekends in December, featuring different acts during each family-friendly performance (weekend matinees are your best bet for the younger set). This show is recommended for ages 8 or older.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 3:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 9, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 8:00pm
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, Nov 21, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 8:00pm
Come play, sing, dance and create the world you want to live in with The Upcyclers! In this You're-A-Good-Man-Charlie-Brown-type show, a group of ordinary kids with all different abilities -- Rosie, with her love of nature; Jack, with his innovation in technology; Marian, with her eye on design; Ralph, with his compassion for others; and Mikey, with his two wheels and one heart -- take on a mission to save their community, their friendship and then the planet! Along the way, they learn no one is too small to make a big difference and that everyone can be a hero everyday! This innovative theatrical production at The Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica created all sets, props and costumes from reimagined, reused, recycled, and upcycled materials.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 2:00pm
This play presents the afterlife as a steambath, in which recently deceased souls (who may not in every case realize that they're dead) continue to obsess about the same petty concerns that obsessed them in their lives. Ultimately, they are cast into another room offstage which is represented by a dark void by God, the steambath's Puerto Rican attendant and with the help of his assistant Gottlieb. In the play, the new arrival Tandy at first refuses to accept what's happened, and when he finally does, he pleads to be allowed to return to his life. Steambath was controversial when first produced for its obscene language, its satirical take on religion and some brief nudity. Now you can catch it on the stage of the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Dec 5, 2018 / 8:00pm
The warm and gentle Christmas love story that inspired The Shop Around the Corner, She Loves Me and You've Got Mail,Perfumerie centers on feuding employees who have each fallen in love with their secret pen pal. What will happen on Christmas Eve when they discover their lover's true identity? Find out for yourself when Parfumerie comes to the stage of Theatre Palisades this holiday season.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Dec 7, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 8:00pm
Get ready to wobble wobble — before you cut the turkey, it’s time to party. The annual Pre Thanksgiving Bash inside Playhouse Hollywood is upon us, and everyone is ready for another crazy night that features two levels of music inviting you to dance the night away to hip-hop, Top 40 and Latin sounds. There’s no work or school the next day, so your excuses for not partying until 3 in the morning at the Pre Thanksgiving Bash are pretty limited.
"Starry" is new pop-rock musical about two brothers, Vincent, and Theo van Gogh. Get transported to 19th century France and take part in their inspiring, heartbreaking, and transcendental story about the power of expression. For more, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @starrymusical and join us on this #starrylife
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 7:00pm
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, Nov 24, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Dec 29, 2018 / 9:00pm
It is fall in the midwest. Curt, a cop who wants to be a park ranger, is the lead officer in taking down a Naughty but Nice "massage parlor." The combined efforts of Curt and bumbling partner, Doug, fail at doing what appears to be an easy job. As the play unfolds, we watch Curt and Sandy, a young masseuse from Naughty but Nice, strive to identify themselves as something more than their history has dictated. Rebecca Gilman has written a beautiful play of survival and saver. The question Gilman asks is who is ultimately needing to be saved? The leaves have fallen in Wisconsin and the cold has set in as Gilman’s characters find change is inevitable and time doesn’t stop.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Dec 6, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 7, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 8:00pm
Los Angeles Urban Adventures takes you on a trip back in time, as you follow the legendary Walk of Fame and stop in at some of the most famous restaurant-lounges in town for a literal taste of Old Hollywood. Admire the gorgeous Art Deco architecture and interiors as you sample the famous drinks favored by the greats of the Golden Age. Your entertaining guides will share the history of these hot spots, many of which played host to Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and other celebrities, and they'll also help you keep an eye out for film openings and current stars. You never know when you'll find yourself walking right across a red carpet. This three-hour walking tour begins in front of the Hollywood & Highland complex on one of the most iconic corners in L.A., and winds up at the elegant and historic Roosevelt Hotel on the boulevard itself.
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 5:30pm Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 5:30pm Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 5:30pm Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 5:30pm
Now entertaining amateur sleuths across the country, The Dinner Detective makes its way to The Gardens at Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 6:00pm Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 6:00pm
Lillian Hellman's dark tale of greed, deceit and betrayal, The Little Foxes the story of a family in crisis. Set in the Deep South of 1900, where women have scant options and men seem to hold all the power, Regina Giddens will stop at nothing -- even blackmail -- to wrest the family business away from her scheming brothers. See it at Antaeus Theatre Company in Glendale.
Monday, Nov 19, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 2:00pmMonday, Nov 26, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 2:00pm
The As Iz band is a partnership of some of Los Angeles County's talented musicians with a common goal of simply bringing to you music that matters. As Iz has performed at numerous venues and events, gaining a loyal and dedicated following of diversified fans in search of a live experience of real music that electrifies the heart, soul, mind and spirit. As Iz is predominately an R&B group, but its repertoire consists of an array of music to touch the musical palette of our fans. See As Iz live in Pasadena at The Rose.
Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 8:30pm (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?
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 6:30pmTuesday, Nov 27, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 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, Nov 24, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 / 5:30pm
Australian-born producer Danny Chien -- better known by his stage name Wax Motif -- draws influences from R&B, disco and UK bass to create his own unprecedented sound. Fresh off collaborations with the likes of Diplo, A-Trak and Steve Aoki, Wax Motif is coming to the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles to turn up the crowds with his pulse-pounding beats. Get ready to move when the mind behind hit singles like "Used 2 Be" and "Unraveling" gets up on the stage to bring the house down.
A tribute to the late, great Man in Black, Cash'd Out brings legendary country singer-songwriter Johnny Cash's early hits to life on stage at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. With more than 100 songs in their repertoire, Cash'd Out performs such classics as "Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Cocaine Blues" and "Greystone Chapel." Frontman Douglas Benson even bears a striking resemblance to Cash, and performs with the band in a quartet setup -- recreating the much-loved and highly regarded Cash and the Tennessee Three era. The band performs songs from the Columbia and Sun Records days with the energy found on Cash's Folsom and San Quentin live recordings.
Once Upon a Good Time there was a sketch comedy show so fun it made you feel like coming again and again. Fun intended. This original sketch comedy revue can be enjoyed at the Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 7:00pm
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, Nov 21, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Dec 5, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Dec 12, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Dec 19, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Dec 26, 2018 / 7:00pm
Comedian Jason Love presents Laugh Out Loud Comedy, featuring headliners with credits ranging from Showtime and Comedy Central to The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Show With David Letterman and America's Got Talent. Round up your friends or take your sweetheart, and celebrate hump day monthly at the Paseo Camarillo Regency with some of the hottest stand-up comedians around and movie-theater concessions available for purchase. It's 90 minutes of live, "TV clean" laughs.
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Dec 19, 2018 / 7:30pm
The Bee Gees may be best remembered for their record-breaking disco days, not to mention their stunning falsettos, but they were actually pop stars long before the '70s, and influential songwriter-producers long after. Relive it all from the beginning at the Canyon Agoura Hills with the Bee Gees Gold tribute band, featuring the vocal prowess of John Acosta, Daryl Borges and Jeff Celentano. Backed by a live band, this talented trio nails the signature sound and the stylish look of the Bee Gees from the '60s on, with everything from early hits like "To Love Somebody," "Massachusetts," "Lonely Days," "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" and more, to later disco classics like "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever," "How Deep Is Your Love" and "You Should Be Dancing."
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
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.
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 7:30pm (Ten Buck Tuesdays)Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 7:30pm (Wacky Wednesdays)Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 9:30pm (Bottles, Booze, and Backstories)Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 7:30pm (Speakeasy Weekend Showcase)Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 9:30pm (Speakeasy Weekend Showcase)Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 7:30pm (Speakeasy Weekend Showcase)Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 9:30pm (Speakeasy Weekend Showcase)Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 5:00pm (Flappers University Student Showcase)
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.
Enjoy the city tour equivalent of a short film with this whistle stop one-hour adventure centered around L.A.'s legendary Hollywood Boulevard. Get the low down on classic Hollywood as we talk about Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and lots more of your golden era favorites. Admire some of this historic area's architectural gems, like the Dolby, El Capitan and Chinese Theatres and the Hollywood sign. Take a peek inside the iconic Roosevelt Hotel, and hear about the movie stars that have stayed (and misbehaved) here. If you're in a hurry and you want a Hollywood highlight reel, look no further. We think this might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship ... Channel your inner Monroe or Bogart as you explore the hidden corners of legendary Hollywood Boulevard and learn about the most successful movie industry in the world. See the famous Hollywood Sign, Chinese Theater, The El Capitan Theater and The Dolby Theater and discover their legendary origins and scintillating history. Stroll along the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame and spot your favorite stars, old or new. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour around the historic Roosevelt Hotel, a favorite of Hollywood royalty for nearly a century, and hear ghostly tales and mischievous gossip about the stars that once stalked its luxurious corridors.
Monday, Nov 26, 2018 / 9:00am Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 9:00am Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 / 9:00am Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 / 9:00am
Move over ladies, boys want to have fun too! Burlesque is not just for ladies anymore, The Dollface Dudes are here to steal the show. Bareburger, this Main St. hotspot, "Winner of Most Loved Santa Monica Live Music & Entertainment Venue", has partnered with The Dollface Dames Entertainment Company to premiere the first-ever all-male Breakfast Sausage Boylesque. However, these are no boys, these are men! This show combines the best in male burlesque entertainment featuring a rotating mix of aerial, acro, circus, sword-swallowing, knife-throwing, singing, show-stopping dancing and more.
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, Nov 23, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 9:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 9:00pmFriday, Dec 7, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 9:00pmFriday, Dec 14, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 9:00pm
Playing retro radio hits from "Whip It!" to "We Got the Beat" to "Turning Japanese," the New Wave nerds-that-rock, the Spazmatics, play host to an unstoppable '80s dance party. Clad in their finest geek-chic costumes, complete with pocket protectors, the Spazmatics will blow your parachute pants away at The Canyon in Agoura Hills. With their outstanding musicianship and high-energy stage presence, they'll have you dancing and partying like you're back in the '80s again. By the time they get to the Depeche Mode medley, you'll have experienced all the Men at Work and Missing Persons you can handle and still be "Hungry Like the Wolf" for more.
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday, Dec 21, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
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, Nov 21, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Dec 5, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Dec 12, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Dec 19, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Dec 26, 2018 / 7:00pm
Experience the magic of the lovely Newport Beach Coast at night, when the bright beach views transform to a starlight vision of twinkling lights and crackling bonfires. This 90-minute nighttime sail of the bay off of Newport Beach is a great way to enjoy the coast from a unique perspective while enjoying a full cash bar stocked all your favorite libations. During each cruise, you're likely to pass hundreds of yachts, sailing ships and cruise ships as they navigate the harbor, creating a festive boating experience. It's a great way to kick off a night on the town, or wind down after a dinner at one of the area's many great restaurants.
Arguably the world's greatest U2 tribute act, Hollywood U2 have toured extensively throughout the country and overseas, bringing the music of Bono, The Edge and company to delighted audiences around the globe. Hollywood U2 are not simply impersonators who bear an uncanny resemblance to the original group; they're also consummate musicians who bring the true heart of the Grammy-winning band to every performance. They even played at the pre- and post-concert parties during the real U2's 2006 Vertigo tour. Enjoy true-to-life renditions of songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' incredible catalog, from "With or Without You" to "Beautiful Day" and everything in between, at this concert at The Rose in Pasadena.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 10:00pm (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.
Fast Times is one of California's premier all-'80s dance bands, re-creating all of your favorite hits from that rocking era. With a playlist consisting of all the greatest songs from that unforgettably rad decade, band members Spicoli, Slash, Devo and Sixx are sure to have you and the rest of the crowd up on your feet dancing to such hits as "Welcome to the Jungle," "Whip It," "Blister in the Sun," "Tainted Love" and much more. Be prepared for costumes, choreographed moves and funny stage antics at The Canyon in Santa Clarita.
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Want to get away but lack the time or money? This daylong tour "takes you away" to all the best that Los Angeles has to offer. Explore on foot and by public transit as you get a feel for what it really means to live in Los Angeles. Sure, you'll see all the tourist musts like the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive and Venice Beach, but you'll also visit a hidden garden oasis on Hollywood Boulevard, learn about film and television history at a local media museum, and take a bike ride along the Pacific Ocean's famous beach path. Locals know that the best lunch to be had isn't in a fancy restaurant, but at the Farmers Market, which is a historic landmark that's been running continuously since 1934. You'll grab lunch from one (or more) of the plethora of food vendors before heading to a bakery and then on to a stroll along the glamorous Rodeo Drive. By the end of this 8-hour guided adventure, you'll come away feeling like you've gotten away -- and having a new appreciation for this wonderful city.
Monday, Nov 26, 2018 / 9:00am Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 9:00am Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 / 9:00am Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 / 9:00am
Hundreds of feet below downtown Los Angeles, a lost civilization's ancient treasure awaits discovery, and Escape Room LA's The Cavern is waiting for you to find it. Join the expedition for an interactive live-action adventure in which you'll descend into a mysterious underground lair where the mission begins to go horribly wrong. Trapped in the depths of the creepy cavern, you'll have less than an hour to escape, working with your team to find clues and solve the challenging puzzles needed to break free and climb back to the glorious light of day. Will you make it?
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 6:30pmWednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 6:30pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 7:30pm
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.
Get off the beaten path and venture into some of Los Angeles' hidden ethnic enclaves where locals live and eat like they did in their families' native countries. You'll enjoy sweet and savory tastings in markets, restaurants, hole-in-the-wall eateries and bakeries as you take in the lesser-traveled L.A. culture. You'll visit Koreatown, Little Armenia and Thai Town while learning about historic architecture and East Hollywood life, and walking and riding the Metro through vibrant neighborhoods. The four-hour tour includes food and drink tastings, fare for the city bus rides and insightful commentary from your informative tour guide.
From the creators of the highly acclaimed Amazing Los Angeles Race comes the The Fantastic Santa Monica Race, the same concept as its L.A. counterpart but with a beachy twist. Part sightseeing tour, part scavenger hunt, this fast-paced competition sends teams of two to eight people to explore the Santa Monica Pier, the Venice Boardwalk and numerous other coastal sites looking for clues. Solving one puzzle leads to a search for the next and so on, until the day ends with a fun awards ceremony that includes snacks and beverages for all participants.
The Groundlings Main Company, Alumni and Sunday Companies play together in this holiday special edition all-improv explosion! Based entirely on audience suggestions, the comic daredevils invent custom-made satire and song.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 10:00pm
Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) hosts, as conductor Jessica Cottis, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale pay tribute to the legendary late director Stanley Kubrick with live performances of his film scores, complete with accompanying movie clips. Kubrick's impeccable musical tastes ranged from Beethoven to Penderecki, and you'll see and hear how he masterfully matched them with his singular vision, with selections from 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Barry Lyndon and Eyes Wide Shut, at Walt Disney Hall in downtown L.A.
Postmodern Jukebox is back .... Back In Black & White! The multi-talented collective reimagines contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime to Motown. Creator Scott Bradlee describes it as “pop music in a time machine.” Since 2009, PMJ has amassed more than 950 million YouTube views with 3.3 million subscribers, and have chalked up more than 1.5 million likes on Facebook. The band has performed on Good Morning America, topped iTunes and Billboard charts, caught the attention of NPR Music and NBC News, and played hundreds of shows to sold-out venues around the world.
A weekend gathering at Sir Henry Angkatell’s country estate goes deathly awry -- coming to a screeching halt when a guest is suddenly murdered. Everyone has opportunities and motives. Join the Inspector in untangling Christie’s well-crafted twists and turns to unmask the killer.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 7, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 14, 2018 / 8:00pm
Emily V and Kevin Sousa will be performing songs from Kevin’s Album, More Stars Than Sand, plus a few fun covers for good measures at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. Emily is an incredibly talented and accomplished electric violinist that is definitely not your typical violin player. Her tone juxtaposes with Kevin’s bluesy soulful voice to create a unique listening experience.
From Motown to Miley Cyrus, pop hits get a retro-cool big-band makeover courtesy of Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. Bradlee's musical alchemy has been viewed on the ensemble's YouTube channel well over 450 million times -- and it's nothing compared to their amazing live shows. The rotating cast of singers, musicians and dancers have an uncanny ability to take a contemporary song and reincarnate it into a vintage-flavored standard from the last century. Miley's "We Can't Stop," Radiohead's "Creep," Lorde's "Royals" and other top hits become doo-wop ditties, ragtime standards, sultry '70s jams and more. PMJ's performance at Long Beach Performing Arts Center might just be the most fun you have at a concert all year.
Back by popular demand, A Christmas Story returns to Sierra Madre Playhouse. Written by Philip Grecian and directed by Christian Lebano, the show is based on the screenplay by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and also on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash. Snag your seats to this heartwarming family favorite based on the cult classic movie.
Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Dec 19, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Dec 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 29, 2018 / 8:00pm
Tony Award-winning actor Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) breathes new life into the greatest ghost story ever told. While the heart of A Christmas Carol is timeless, Mays brings fresh perspective to Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the rest, playing every role in this whirlwind one-man show. Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden (Once On This Island, Deaf West’s production of Spring Awakening) creates a wildly theatrical and spectacular experience. This world-premiere adaptation of a beloved story of redemption offers an early—and unexpected—start to the holiday season.
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 8:00pm
One man meets Lady Death in My Date With Death, an intimate musical for this age. It's to die for! This two-person musical is a mix between Last Five Years and a Dr. Who episode. Experience this intimate one-act production at The Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 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, Nov 20, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Nov 27, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Dec 4, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Dec 11, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Dec 18, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Dec 25, 2018 / 8:30pm
Named the best show of its kind across the country, The Dinner Detective arrives at the Queen Mary in Long Beach to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights. This special Goldstar offer includes admission, dinner and a commemorative mug.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 6:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 7:00pm
Whodunits -- you gotta love 'em. From the secluded locales to the cast of colorful characters in which everyone's a suspect to the final, ingenious twist, the author who did it best was Agatha Christie. One of her most famous stories, The Mousetrap, has it all. A group of strangers trapped by a snowstorm discovers that a murderer is among them, and you'll never guess who it is! The longest-running play in history, The Mousetrap has been thrilling audiences continuously since its 1952 premiere in London's West End. Now you can experience the ultimate whodunit at Crown City Theatre Company in North Hollywood.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00 pm Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00 pm Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 3:00 pm Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00 pm Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00 pm Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 3:00 pm Friday, Dec 7, 2018 / 8:00 pm Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 8:00 pm
Dave Wakeling, a rock icon as frontman for ska pioneers The Beat and General Public, brings an amazing all-star backing band to The Canyon Santa Clarita to play three-plus decades of hits from his chart-topping bands, along with some of his latest solo tunes. The Beat were one of the most successful bands of the early '80s, and had hits with "Mirror in the Bathroom," "Save It for Later," "I Confess," "Stand Down Margaret" and their cover of the Smoky Robinson classic "Tears of a Clown." It's sure to be a rock-steady night of hits both old and new with the electrifying King of Ska.
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
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, Nov 24, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 9:30pm
Experience the best Southern California has to offer on a gorgeous and relaxing 90-minute sail of the bay off of Newport Beach at sunset. Take in the beautiful coastal scenery while enjoying complimentary fresh chips and salsa and taking advantage of the on-board drink specials, which includes the house special: the Newport Bay Margarita. Watch as the sun sets and the sky becomes a fiery red spectacle. After dusk the stars come out, and you'll be treated to a beautiful view of the twinkling lights of Newport Beach and its famous coastline.
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.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 10:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pm
This Hollywood supper club hosts great live jazz and cabaret in a setting with Old World charm. Catalina Bar & Grill has lived up to its slogan "Nothing But the Best in Jazz" by presenting a veritable who's who of music legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Carmen McRae, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman and vocalists like Melissa Manchester, Brenda Russell, Jane Monheit, Barbara Morrison and many more.
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 8:30pm (ANAADI)Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 8:30pm (FMF)Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:30pm (Jack SHELDON's Birthday Celebration!)Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:30pm (Jack SHELDON's Birthday Celebration!)Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 8:30pm (Connie HAN Trio)Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:30pm (Jazz Legends: Bob JAMES)Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:30pm (Jazz Legends: Bob JAMES)Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 7:30pm (Jazz Legends: Bob JAMES)
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, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)