Kick the summer off right with iHeartRadio's KIIS FM Wango Tango by AT&T. The annual festival returns to Los Angeles with a stacked lineup of today's hottest music acts performing hit after hit live on stage. This year's lineup features pop superstar Ariana Grande, already climbing the charts with her new single "No Tears Left to Cry," along with singer-songwriter sensation Shawn Mendes ("Treat You Better") delivering heartfelt pop ballads, and Meghan Trainor will get the crowd moving to hits like "All About That Bass" along with new tracks. Making their much-anticipated return, Backstreet Boys will bring some nostalgia with timeless favorites like "I Want It That Way," plus show off some of the new stuff. Rounding out the day are 5 Seconds Of Summer, Marshmello, Miguel, Sabrina Carpenter, Janelle Monae, plus a special guest performance by Logic and more. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and the first concert at the all-new state-of-the-art Banc of California Stadium in Downtown LA, this is an event that cannot be missed.
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.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightTuesday, May 29, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightThursday, May 31, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightMonday, Jun 4, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightTuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 10:00am-Midnight
The anchor of seminal rhyme collective Wu-Tang Clan, GZA has been crafting mind-bending lyrics for more than 20 years, using his particular brand of raw rhymes to become one of rap's legendary lyricists. A star on Wu-Tang's group albums and author of one of the genre's most seminal solo albums, Liquid Swords, the Genius is the essence of hip-hop. GZA will be performing his hits with the same razor-sharp clarity and breath control that has cemented his place in hip-hop's Hall of Fame. Be sure to catch him when he holds court at L.A.'s Novo by Microsoft.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
In 1993, Digable Planets dropped their debut album Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) and left fans of backpack rap reeling. The trio of Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler and former Howard students Mary Ann "Ladybug Mecca" Vieira and Craig "Doodlebug" Irving sampled heavily from Art Blakey for their inescapable hit "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)," turning hip-hop heads on to hidden jazz tracks. One Grammy and a second jazz-infused album later and Digable Planets had rap lovers digging in crates for albums by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Roy Ayers and The Last Poets. Throughout the '00s, the group branched out to other projects -- including Butler's abstract duo Shabazz Palaces and Vieira's kid's hip-hop collaboration with Prince Paul and members of Jurassic 5 and The Roots. Now, you can see all three creamy spies together again in concert at The Novo by Microsoft.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
The best show in the world is finally back in Downtown Los Angeles. You can't miss the opportunity to be part of the experience, because you've never seen lucha libre like this. Top luchadores including La Park, Dr Wagner Jr, Rayo de Jalisco Jr, Tinieblas Jr, Huracan Ramirez Jr, Fishman Jr. and Canek Jr. go head-to-head to be the best hero in the ring at Galen Center at USC.
Beyond the Streets is an exhibition of graffiti, street art and beyond, celebrating the soaring heights to which the world's most recognizable modern art movement has risen. A groundbreaking multimedia showcase of paintings, sculpture, photography, installations and more, this event is curated by graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman, who co-produced Banksy's 2010 documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. Don't miss Beyond the Streets in downtown Los Angeles.
May 31, 2018: Various TimesJune 1, 2018: Various TimesJune 7, 2018: Various TimesJune 8, 2018: Various TimesJune 14, 2018: Various TimesJune 15, 2018: Various Times
It's back, but better than ever! It helped usher totally awesome terms like "Whatever" and "As if" into the mainstream, but those gems of the lexicon are only the beginning of what the endlessly quotable film Clueless has to offer. Now the classic cult comedy starring Alicia Silverstone is getting an unauthorized musical adaptation at beloved Los Feliz dinner theater destination Rockwell. Here's the cool part. It features an all-new script, new cast and a new director. Starring some of Los Angeles' finest belters of show tunes, it's a marvelously campy onstage send-up to one of the most marvelously campy onscreen send-ups ever made.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / Noon (Doors Open at 11:00am)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / Noon (Doors Open at 11:00am)Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
The Empire Strips Back takes the classic characters from the beloved Star Wars franchise and drops them into the titillating world of burlesque. Be amazed at Russall S. Beattie's attention to detail in re-creating the magic and childhood wonder of the original three films, and then be thrilled as the childhood wonder is abolished by good old-fashioned adult fun. Combining striptease, song and dance, troupe routines and comedy, this show is destined to deliver you to the dark side. Expect some seriously sexy stormtroopers, a dangerously seductive Boba Fett, tantalising Twi'leks, a Darth with a different kind of dark side, a delightfully lukewarm Taun Taun, a lady-like Skywalker, the droids you're looking for and much, much more at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.
The Color Purple was the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival and has been hailed as "a direct hit to the heart" (The Hollywood Reporter). This Broadway gem gives an exhilarating new spirit to Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning story and it's headed to the Hollywood Pantages. Tony winner John Doyle directs the soul-raising production filled with jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues. Don't miss this stunning re-imagining of a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South. Step lively and score your tickets now.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jun 12, 2018 / 8:00pm
LAWineFest returns to the outdoor urban playground of ROW DTLA, with wines from around the world being poured plus plenty of craft beers like DTLA's own Iron Triangle and ciders available to sample at this walk-around tasting event. Spend a gorgeous SoCal day outdoors enjoying gourmet and artisan vendors and more. Your unlimited taste wristband gives you the opportunity to choose from hundreds of wines -- local, regional and international. When you're hungry, visit Cousins Maine Lobster, Berlin Truck, Goshen, Slamming Sliders and more in the Food Truck area. Take a break at King Barrel and play a few games of Giant Jenga, or relax at the Peroni lounge. Artisan boutiques, a DJ and live music both days keep the vibe going.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pm-6:00pm (All Access Entry at 1:00pm)Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 1:00pm-5:00pm
Come out and see the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks celebrate their historic 20th season when they play their home games at the STAPLES Center in downtown. One of the most successful franchises in women's basketball history, the Sparks were one of the three original teams from the league's inaugural season and have won two WNBA titles and made it to the WNBA Playoffs 14 times. Led on the court this time by two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker and WNBA All-Stars Nneka Ogwumike, Kristi Toliver and Jantel Lavender, the Sparks will take on teams like the Washington Mystics, the Seattle Storm and more. Bring your friends and family for a fun outing and support your home team.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pm (vs. Minnesota Lynx)Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Seattle Storm - Pride Night)Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 2:00pm (vs. Chicago Sky)Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Atlanta Dream) Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Indiana Fever) Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 2:00pm (vs. New York Liberty - Service Night)Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Dallas Wings)
Disney's Beauty and the Beast comes to L.A.'s CASA 0101 Theater, sharing the classic story of Belle and the young prince trapped in the body of a gruff beast. If Belle can help him learn to love and be loved, the curse that's trapping him will end and he'll be transformed to his former self. But time is running out.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 3:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 2:00pm
Ah, adolescence -- your parents drive you crazy, school is a drag, and you just discovered the seeming all-consuming importance of sex. The coming-of-age story has inspired countless classics, but few have exploded the way Spring Awakening did on Broadway and at the Tonys. With insanely catchy songs like "The B**ch of Living" and "Totally F**ked," this rock musical remix of a scandalous 1891 German play is a thoroughly modern take on the universal messiness of growing up. Now Cupcake Theater brings this bold and poignant modern classic to North Hollywood.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 3:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 3:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 3:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pm
The action will come at a fast and furious pace as the two premier squads in arena soccer clash in an exhibition at Ontario's Citizen's Business Bank Arena when the United States battles Mexico. In arena soccer, any shot is a dangerous shot, and the best players from America will look to defend their home turf against Mexico's finest. Pick a side and join the fun at this border battle between arena soccer's best!
It's a wild and crazy ride as the Fairy Story for Pride company presents a "fabulous" re-invention of Lewis Carroll's wonderful Wonderland stories. Alice and The Fabulous Tea Party is an imaginative recreation of the celebrated Rudie-DeCarlo musical, blending vaudeville, English pantomime and music hall. Set in a wild, overdone garden-themed Victorian salon, Alice (now a grown woman) returns to Wonderland at the invitation of her old friend, the Queen of Hearts. Once there, she finds that things are just as madcap and nonsensical as ever. Get ready for a no-holds-barred evening of hilarious theater infused with vaudeville, burlesque, panto, farce and fantasy. It's a perfect night out where everyone is invited to enjoy a glass of complimentary rosé (in honor of the Queen's roses) or sparkling cider to toast Lewis Carroll's 120th birth year! In honor of Pride Month 2018, you'll see an all-male cast at The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 9:30pm
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines! Disney's Newsies is leaping over to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts -- and now you can "Seize the Day" and score tickets to this crowd-pleasing favorite that The New York Times calls "a musical worth singing about!" Featuring a heart-pounding score by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act: The Musical) and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. Full of high-energy dance and catchy tunes, it's a rousing tale about fighting for what's right and staying true to who you are.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pm
There will be a different kind of speed on display at scenic Santa Anita Park when the race track turns into the Santa Anita Carnival just in time for Memorial Day weekend fun. Bring out the entire family and enjoy a wide selection of thrilling rides, challenging midway games, delicious carnival snacks and much more. This ticket snags you an unlimited ride wristband, giving you the chance to get dizzy and make your stomach drop over and over. As an added bonus, the ponies will have a full slate of races, making this a weekend to remember!
Featuring two of literature's great foes, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the story of Randle P. McMurphy, the felon who thinks he's pulled a fast one by feigning insanity to get out of a prison sentence. But instead of resting up at the state mental hospital, the charming rebel finds himself leading an insurrection, which lands him squarely in the sights of the controlling Nurse Ratched in a battle of wills. This interactive production from After Hours Theatre Company lets you take part in an immersive pre-show where you can freely explore the asylum, interact with the characters, take "medication" and discover the secrets of the ward. During the show, "acute" ticket buyers can sit on stage and become a part of the performance.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pm
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.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:30pm (Ann Hampton Callaway & Amanda McBroom - Divalicious)Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 8:30pm (An All-Stars Benefit Concert for Marsha Malamet)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 10:30pm (Chick Corea Elektric Band)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 10:30pm (Chick Corea Elektric Band)Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 10:30pm (Chick Corea Elektric Band)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 10:30pm (Chick Corea Elektric Band)Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:30pm (George Kahn Trio Featuring Alex Acuna and Lyman Medeiros)Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:30pm (Donny Most: Mostly Swinging)
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.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:30pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:30pm Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 9:30pm
The stars are aligning for another season of dazzling Major League Soccer action as the LA Galaxy hit the pitch at the StubHub Center in Carson. Sigi Schmid, who coached the team to their very first MLS Cup in 2002, is back at the helm, hoping to add to the Galaxy's record five titles. Giovani Dos Santos and Romain Alessandrini, both former team MVPs, are returning, and star striker Ola Kamara -- who scored 18 goals in 2017 -- is joining the squad, as is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who's played professionally throughout Europe and for his native country of Sweden, racking up more than 450 goals. Plus, the atmosphere at a Galaxy game is always out of this world, with dedicated fans and newbies alike rocking the house.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. FC Dallas - Pride Night)
Creepy clowns were It this year in terms of pop culture, and there's none creepier, or more tragic, than Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto. The revenge-filled jester at the center of Victor Hugo's drama encourages the lecherous duke he serves to seduce a young woman, resulting in a curse and disaster for Rigoletto's own beautiful daughter. This moving masterpiece boasts the famous tune "La donna è mobile," an instant hit that was sung throughout the streets and canals of Venice almost immediately after the opera's 1851 premiere. Sharing the title role in this sumptuously staged LA Opera production at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion are Italian baritones Leo Nucci and Ambrogio Maestri.
When it comes to catching the biggest names in comedy doing their thing at a historic venue, it's hard to top Laugh Factory Hollywood in the heart of the Sunset Strip. A short list of comics that have graced its luminous stage include Tim Allen, Whitney Cummings, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Nealon and many more. You just never know who is going to drop by to get the crowd roaring with a hilarious set. So get on down to the Laugh Factory, get yourself a drink from the full bar, and get ready to crack up with the best of them.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 9:45pm (Comedy Bazaar)Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 9:30pm (Rubee Tuesdays)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:45pm (All-Star Comedy)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 9:45pm (Uncut Comedy)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:45pm (All-Star Comedy)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 9:45pm (All-Star Comedy)Monday, Jun 4, 2018 / 7:45pm (All-Star Comedy)Monday, Jun 4, 2018 / 9:45pm (Comedy Bazaar)
For every mega-success like the iPhone, VCR and Ford Mustang, there's a couple of Apple Newtons, Betamaxes and Edsels that crashed and burned before them -- and The Museum of Failure celebrates these marketing missteps in all their glory. Now housed in Hollywood with an expanded collection, this primo collection of product blunders, curated by a Swedish innovation researcher, brings the best worst ideas together in an Instagram-friendly collection at Hollywood & Highland. You'll see artifacts spanning from the 17th century right up to the present, including a Trump-based board game, Casio's tiny color TV, New Coke and plenty more. No word on whether Ishtar is included in this Hollywood edition, however.
May 28 @ 10:00am-9:00pm (Last Entry at 8:00pm) May 29 @ 10:00am-9:00pm (Last Entry at 8:00pm) May 30 @ 10:00am-9:00pm (Last Entry at 8:00pm) May 31 @ 10:00am-9:00pm (Last Entry at 8:00pm)
Katy and Jennifer tells the story of two middle-aged, lifelong friends dealing with their fears over what the rest of their lives has in store for them. Their respective marriages have collapsed, their youth is gone and it's pretty clear that the road ahead will be a lot bumpier than the road behind. Catch the premiere of this friendship dramedy -- part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival -- at The Lounge Theatres.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 4:00pmMonday, Jun 4, 2018 / 6:00pm
Experience the next crop of Major League Soccer stars at an LA Galaxy II game. Playing in the fan-friendly confines of StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium, LA Galaxy II matches offer an intimate setting for professional soccer in Southern California. Your ticket includes free on-site parking, plus there are discounted concessions options and a host of exciting promotional nights and giveaways. Galaxy II have been one of the most successful teams in the United Soccer League, having made the playoffs in each of their first three seasons.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC)Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 5:30pm (vs. Orange County SC)
Twenty years after their searing hit Bordertown premiered, L.A.'s very own Culture Clash returns to the southern border to investigate the state of affairs once again. Re-imagined, remixed and fully reloaded, Bordertown Now at Pasadena Playhouse is an irreverent look at the people at the center of one of America's most hot-button controversial issues, and the walls that divide us all. Infused with their trademark comedic approach, the nation's premier Chicano/Latino performance trio joins Obie Award-winning director Diane Rodriguez to redefine the boundaries of theater and break down the divisions between cultures.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 7:00pm
Eat See Hear Movies provides the ultimate nighttime outdoor hangout, combining popular films with live indie bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks. The Pasadena series takes advantage of the specially designed communal gathering space near the gorgeous City Hall building. The largest outdoor movie screen west of the Mississippi will be rolled into Centennial Square for an incredible experience not found anywhere else in the Los Angeles area. All events are dog friendly with free biscuits at the door for your furry ones!
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:30pm (Doors at 5:30pm - Tommy Boy)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:30pm (Doors at 5:30pm - Ocean's Eleven)Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 8:30pm (Doors at 5:30pm - Groundhog Day)
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.
This hit New York comedy is actor-comedian Brad Zimmerman's moving and hilarious story about the grit and passion required to "make it" as an artist. Zimmerman moved to New York and "temporarily" waited tables for 29 years, while pursuing his career as an actor. He has opened for Joan Rivers, Brad Garrett and George Carlin and now has his own show that's as profound and touching as it is entertaining. Watch him explore the sweet rewards that come from never giving up when My Son the Waiter ... A Jewish Tragedy comes to The Colony Theatre in Burbank.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm
Spend a gorgeous day at the races at a true Los Angeles landmark with an exclusive Farriers package that includes food, craft beer, collectible keepsakes and more. Santa Anita Park's Farriers Package features Club House admission, complete with box seating and a racing program, along with a pint of local craft beer from the Farriers bar and an entree from one of Santa Anita's brand-new Club House Mezzanine eateries. And if the memories you make at Santa Anita Park aren't enough, the Farriers package also includes a commemorative pint glass so you can take a piece of the "Great Race Place" home with you.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)
Join us for Oscar Wilde's comedy masterpiece! The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, revolves around one of the most ingenious, and hilarious, cases of mistaken identity ever put into a play. Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor. The reliable Jack Worthing has wooed Gwendolen under the name Ernest, while the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Cecily. When all four arrive at Jack's country home on the same weekend accompanied by the formidable Lady Bracknell, the gallants must grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions. Our production at The Madeline Garden in Pasadena features a full cast of professional Los Angeles actors, beautiful costumes, and an immersive dining experience. All general admissions will include a full English high-tea meal of tomato bisque, assorted tea sandwiches and savories, cream scone with clotted cream and jam, crème brûlée, tiramisu, chocolate strawberries, and other seasonal selections. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 6:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 6:00pm
Avast, ye scurvy dogs! Circus Vargas is back with an all new show that's sure to spark joy in the hearts of landlubbers and swabbies alike. America's favorite traveling big top circus adds a fantastical new level of swashbuckling spectacle to its music-filled extravaganza with Dreaming of Pirates at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Jam-packed with aerial feats, acrobatics and clowning, not to mention a colorful cast of characters, world-class performers, singing, comedy and more, Dreaming of Pirates has plenty of treasures for the whole family to enjoy. Before the show, kids have the chance to step into the ring and learn circus skills. After the show, stick around to meet and take pictures with the cast.
The Commodores and Brian Culbertson lead an all-star lineup of jazz, R&B and soul artists taking the stage at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival. Motown's best-selling male group of the '70s, pop-soul legends The Commodores, which originally featured Lionel Richie, has gone on to sell more than 60 million records and churn out hit after infectious hit like "Brick House," "Machine Gun," "Sail On," "Slippery When Wet" and "Three Times a Lady." Mining the urban sounds of musically rich Chicago, Brian Culbertson has scored 30 Billboard No. 1 singles and a deep catalogue of 18 albums, most of which have topped the Billboard contemporary jazz charts. They'll be joined by Peter White & Euge Groove, Damien Escobar, Jonathan Butler, Will Downing and many more. See the full event listing for the complete lineup.
Daphna Feygenbaum (Jeanette Deutsch) considers herself a "real Jew" -- the most devout in her family -- while her cousin Liam (Noah James) is a self-described "bad Jew," complete with a shiksa girlfriend (Lila Hood). And stuck somewhere in the middle is Liam's brother, Jonah (Austin Rogers). When they arrive in New York for their Holocaust-surviving grandfather's funeral, they instantly butt heads in a savagely funny battle royale over a cherished family heirloom. Hailed by The Washington Post as "the funniest play of the year," Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews comes to The Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles. Jewish or not, you're sure to find something to love, and laugh at, in this riotous exercise in familial feuding.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 8:00pm
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.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 9:30pmTuesday, Jul 3, 2018 / 9:30pm
California is America's largest and most diverse state, home to people, traditions, languages and ideas from every corner of the world. California's dynamic population, culture and geography have made a notable impact on the state's artistic output, which has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. This spirit is always on display at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, which showcases works by California artists in exhibitions like In the Land of Sunshine: Imagining the California Coast Culture, which features paintings of California life from the past 150 years, and "a sky in the palm of a hand", which pays tribute to local artists Lloyd Hamrol and Joan Perlman.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / Noon-5:00pm
There's plenty of room for funny business at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, which just happens to be the world's largest comedy club, at 12,500 square feet. And just like its fellow outlets in Chicago and L.A., this venue regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from the Southland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Long Beach club is also home to the official Laugh Factory Stand-Up Comedy Hall of Fame and Museum, which boasts more than 500 pieces of comedy memorabilia from the likes of Groucho Marx and Rodney Dangerfield, plus wax figures of greats like Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:45pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:45pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:45pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:45pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:45pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:45pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:45pm
Jack, a self-proclaimed sex-addict and his estranged girlfriend, Ashley, try and put their relationship back together while attempting to write their story into a movie that doesn't offend anyone. This proves harder than they thought as it seems everyone is offended by something different. Then Riley, Jack's last illicit lover, crashes the party with her own ideas about the script. And Jack's upstairs neighbor, Andie, a young African American woman, has her own thoughts on what makes someone "woke." New comedy All American Sex Addict/Woke AF makes its world premiere at L.A.'s Dorie Theatre as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 4:30pm (Preview)Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / 11:00pm
2018 is sooo overrated, but you know what's all that? The Saved by the 90's party! Hailing originally from New York City and now active all over the U.S., this party has tons of live '90s music from a totally fresh band (They're da bomb!). Get ready for everything from Third Eye Blind to the Spice Girls, from The Backstreet Boys to The Beastie Boys. And after that, they're not leaving you hangin'! As if! Get jiggy with the DJ spinning dope tunes all night, at The Glass House in Pomona.
The famed iX Tapa Cantina's lively one-hour mariachi show features a rotating lineup of some of the best musicians and ensembles in the country, and comes complete with a traditional three-course Mexican dinner. Choose from fajitas, carne asada and more from the special Goldstar menu, while you sip on a margarita or signature sangria available for purchase from the bar. A fine pairing of culture and cuisine, the Corazon De Mariachi dinner show will transport you from Old Town Pasadena to Old Mexico. Please see the full event description for menu options, which you can order upon arrival.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:15pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:15pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:15pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:15pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:15pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:15pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:15pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 8:15pm
This Tony Award-winning musical is based on the true story of one of the most controversial trials in U.S. history. Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager, is charged with an unthinkable crime in early 20th-century Georgia. As the press whips the public into a frenzy, Leo's only hope lies in a brave crusade for justice led by the Southern wife he never understood, among people that never understood him. With a rousing score by Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years) and a powerful script by Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy), this transformational story is part murder mystery and part exploration of the endurance of love and hope against all odds. Don't miss this 3D Theatricals production of Parade at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 2:00pm
Richard Wright's seminal work Native Son has been part of the cultural landscape for decades, pulling back the veil on culture and race relations. With this theatrical adaptation, the novel about oppression, freedom and justice bursts with all new life on stage. Bigger Thomas wants more out of life, suffocated as he is by the rat-infested world of poverty and prejudice. His aspirations in 1930s Chicago are sidetracked when he makes a fateful decision while working for a well-to-do white family. Don't miss this insightful, urgent adaptation by Nambi E. Kelley at Glendale's Antaeus Theatre Company.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pm Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pm
Widely considered one of Shakespeare's greatest works, The Tempest lyricly tells the story of Prospero, an exiled duke who reigns over an enchanted island where fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance abound. He conjures a shipwreck that delivers his enemies to the island, but the plot thickens when Prospero's beloved daughter falls for the enemy's son. It's a magical tale about power, the transformative power of forgiveness, and the bond between parent and child. This great story has inspired all kinds of adaptations, from poetry and paintings to operas and films like Forbidden Planet. Let yourself be swept away by this charming production when The Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Co. bring it to the stage of Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center in North Hollywood to open their 12th season.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pm
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, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pm (The Main Room)Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:00pm (The Main Room)Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 7:00pm (The Main Room)Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 7:00pm (The Main Room)Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 7:00pm (The Main Room)
Flappers Comedy Club brings Los Angeles' top comics to Burbank for a wide range of lively shows, from stand-up lineups featuring national headliners seen on network TV, HBO, BET and Comedy Central, to comedy contests showcasing up-and-coming performers. Throw in some weekly hilarious themed shows and a menu full of fries, wings, tots and margaritas. Flappers Burbank also hosts variety nights and other one-of-a-kind events. Plus, you never know what celebrity comics might drop by for a guest set.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 5:00pm (Marty Ross Presents: ACLU Fundraiser)Monday, May 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Tony Baker & Friends)Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 8:00pm (Celebrity Drop Inn Tuesday)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 10:00pm (Laugh, Resist, Repeat)
Wicked Woman events feature pole dance, aerial feats, contortion, fire, burlesque and more. The performers pay tribute to a Wicked Woman of History through their sensual movements at each show. The Wicked Woman Picture Show at El Cid in L.A. combines beloved films with burlesque dance and is the most unique show in town!
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.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 7:00pm
Hip-hop genius Travis Scott is throwing it down at OHM Nightclub. Get lit to tracks like "Antidote," "Butterfly Effect" and "Goosebumps" from the man who's collaborated with greats like Kanye West, The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, André 3000 and Kendrick Lamar. He's bringing special guests along with him too, so you never know who you might see in Hollywood. Come dressed in your most swag attire, and get in incredible views of the skyline from this three-room palace of a nightclub.
Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees are hitting the road for their first ever national tour as a duo. The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show will feature songs that span the iconic group's entire career - from their eponymous 1966 debut to 2016's "Good Times" -- including several songs penned by Nesmith that have never been performed live. The tour is the latest chapter in Monkee-mania, a saga that began in 1965 when four young men were cast in a fun television show about a struggling rock band that was inspired by the Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night." Few could have predicted the impact the Monkees would have on music and on pop culture at large, but it's one that still reverberates more than 50 years later. Formed in Los Angeles for the television series, the quartet of Dolenz, Nesmith, Peter Tork and the late Davy Jones brought a unique blend of pop, rock, psychedelia, Broadway and country to their music. The group's first single, 1966's "Last Train to Clarksville," quickly rose to the top of the Billboard charts, where it stayed for 13 of the 78 weeks it spent in the Top 200. By the time the TV series aired its final new episode in 1968, the Monkees had seen three further albums top the charts, with hits like "I'm A Believer," "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone," "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You," "The Girl I Knew Somewhere," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "Words," "Daydream Believer," "Valleri," and "Tapioca Tundra." Don't miss them when they hit the stage of the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles this June.
Ever wonder where comedy stars like Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman and Lisa Kudrow got their start? At Los Angeles' own legendary comedy theater, The Groundlings! Now, the troupe presents its latest and greatest main stage show, Royal Wedding, an evening of sketches and some improvisation, always original and always hilarious.The Groundlings is full of comedic treasure: Today's comedian at Royal Wedding just may be one of tomorrow's top comedy superstars.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 10:00pm
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.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 7:00pm
In this delightfully macabre, adult-skewed take on The Adventures of Pinocchio, a little wooden puppet comes to life at the hands of the drunken wood-maker Geppetto in the tumbledown tourist trap amusement park of Shoreside. Their lives spiral through a world of bullies, profiteers and showmen until they must face their darkest fears in the belly of the legendary monster, the Dogfish. Combining masks, highly expressive physical performance, dance and multiple puppetry traditions with projected media, sophisticated 3D effects and illusions, Wood Boy Dog Fish is Pinocchio like only the Rogue Artists Ensemble could imagine it. See the visual feast at Burbank's Garry Marshall Theatre.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 3:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 3:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pm
Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of Los Angeles on this fun food tour. Your knowledgeable tour guide will lead you on a leisurely three-hour walking adventure through this extraordinary downtown area, sharing stories of the city's early settlers, Hollywood's heyday, architectural background and the transformation of L.A.'s culture and food scene. Along the way you'll get to enjoy tastes from unique eateries, including the best bakeries, authentic ethnic restaurants and renowned establishments currently creating a buzz in the foodie universe -- six stops in all. By the end of the tour, you'll be able to impress your friends with your vast knowledge of the city and its hidden culinary gems.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 11:00amFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 11:00amFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 11:00am
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, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)Friday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)
For the past decade, BODYTRAFFIC has traveled the globe as L.A.'s most invigorating dance ambassadors. Named one of Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch in 2013 and the "company of the future" by the Joyce Theater Foundation, BODYTRAFFIC is now hailed as one of the hottest dance ensembles in the U.S. The contemporary ensemble has earned a reputation for sharing the sheer joy of dance with audiences across the world through commissions from today's most sought-after choreographers. To celebrate their 10th Anniversary Season, BODYTRAFFIC now comes home to Los Angeles for a debut performance at The Wallis.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:30pm
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.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 5:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 10:00am Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / Noon
In 1858, on a plantation in Georgia, a young mother is suddenly sold, leaving behind her husband and their five-year-old son. Through a magical evening of storytelling, music and dance, their community shares the rich history that makes them so much more than slaves. The sharing of this rich oral tradition not only comforts the father and son, but heals and strengthens the entire community as the audience has the privilege of going along for the ride. Flight is an inspirational theatrical experience for the whole family, as the characters share their empowering stories -- based on actual slave narratives -- as well as African and African-American folktales. Watch it all unfold on the MainStage of the Long Beach Playhouse.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 2:00pm
Ray's swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. If he makes the team, he'll get a deal with Speedo. If he gets a deal with Speedo, he'll never need a real job. So when someone's stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, threatening the entire team's Olympic fate, Ray has to crush the rumors or risk losing everything. A sharp and stylish play about swimming, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing field, Red Speedo takes the stage of The Road On Magnolia in North Hollywood.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pm (Alternate Cast)Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pm (Alternate Cast)Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pm
Flappers Comedy Club brings Los Angeles' top comics to Claremont's historic Packing House building. A wide variety of shows include stand-up talent from national headliners seen on network TV, HBO, BET and Comedy Central, comedy contests with up-and-coming performers, hilarious themed shows and more. The club 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. Please see the full event description for a link to information on upcoming shows.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (909 Comedy Showcase)
The annual Hola Mexico Film Festival offers Los Angeles moviegoers the opportunity to experience the best films, food and music from south of the border. It's the largest Mexican film festival outside of Mexico. This year's 10th anniversary celebration is the biggest yet, with film screenings spread out across various venues, including Regal Cinemas LA LIVE and Cinepolis Pico Rivera. Over the course of nine days, the festival will showcase gripping dramas and poignant comedies, as well as historical documentaries and cutting-edge animated features that provide further insight into Mexican art and culture.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 1:00pm (X500 at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE, Auditorium 9)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pm (Oso Polar at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE, Auditorium 8)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 3:30pm (Bruma at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE, Auditorium 9)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 4:00pm (Los Ojos Del Mar at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE, Auditorium 8)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 6:00pm (Tiempo Compartido at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE, Auditorium 9)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 6:30pm (La Libertad Del Diablo at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE, Auditorium 8)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:30pm (La Gran Promesa at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE, Auditorium 9)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:00pm (Vuelven at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE, Auditorium 8)
Chavez Ravine is the story of Los Angeles' most contested piece of land, the current site of Dodger Stadium and a place where a Latino community once flourished. East Los Angeles College Department of Theater Arts presents this landmark play, written by Culture Clash, 12 years after its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum. Chavez Ravine reexamines the constantly changing landscape of Los Angeles in the still Wild West. Sports stadiums, eminent domain, Cuban outfielders and the fight for what's best for the City of Angels -- it's time for a return to The Ravine.
Some of the biggest names in rap will take the stage at the West Coast Summer Fest, an all-day celebration of L.A. hip hop that doubles as a birthday celebration for Cypress Hill's B-Real. He'll be performing, along with DJ Snoopadelic (aka Snoop Doog), Too $hort, Tha Eastsidaz, WC and other West Coast legends. In addition, there will be food trucks, merchandise for sale, fully stocked bars and plenty of surprises at this day-long party at the Industry Hills Expo Center.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 3:00pm - 11:00pm (Doors Open at 2:00pm)
There won't be any Sunday blues this Memorial Day Weekend -- not only because you'll most likely have Monday off, but because Pasadena's IX Tapa Cantina is ushering the start of summer with Mariachi Midnight. This concert brings together a lineup of professional mariachis and singers -- including special guest Sin Quirin, the two-time Grammy-nominated guitarist for Ministry -- as they perform a variety of mariachi classics, Latin jams and classic rock hits. And it doesn't stop there -- there'll also be a post-concert dance party with DJs spinning all of your favorite tunes.
When a shocking furniture accident claims the life of his Uncle Max, L.A. actor Doug Elling must work in his family business in Brooklyn to be confronted with not only his dysfunctional family, but what lead him to become an actor in the first place. This Miserable Productions play stars Alex Skuby (King of Queens, The Fosters), Mo Collins (Mad TV, Lady Dynamite) and more at Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 8:00pm
In this touching and poignant play, New Jersey accountant George Peters and Oakland housewife Doris meet at a Northern California inn in February 1951. They have an "accidental" affair, and agree to meet once a year, despite the fact that they're both married and have six children between them. Over the course of the next 24 years, they develop an emotional intimacy deeper than what one would expect to find between two people meeting for a clandestine relationship just once a year. During the time they spend with each other, they discuss the births, deaths, politics and marital problems each is experiencing at home, while adapting to the social changes affecting their lives. Enjoy this timeless classic at Oxnard's Elite Theatre.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pm
Experience Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck's hit Broadway play Seminar, starring an all-new cast, in the site-specific venue at Thymele Arts in Hollywood. This Pop Up Theater LA production begins with four aspiring writers, (all in their 20s, acquainted with each other and living in New York City) who have just hired world-renowned writer, editor and teacher Leonard for a 10-week seminar to teach them how to be better writers and help their careers along ... and they have absolutely no idea what they've gotten themselves into. Pop Up Theater LA was founded in 2014 by a group of artists who realized that exciting theater in LA needed attention and so created a company that brings immersive and interactive performances to the audience. It is a unique theater experience combining the intimacy of film with the power of live performance.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 10:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pm
Winner of the 2017 LA Fringe Festival Encore Award, Trump in Space is Star Trek meets Avenue Q meets Trump. This original parody musical is an epic space adventure filled with all the sci-fi tropes we love and all the politics we love to hate. 400 years in the future, the fallout of the Trump administration has left humans stranded in search of a new planet because due to crazy Trump, the earth blew up! If you're tired of American politics, don't worry -- this will make you laugh about 'em. Don't miss Trump in Space at the Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 28, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jul 6, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jul 13, 2018 / 8:00pm
Led Zeppelin tribute Led Zepagain faithfully and soulfully re-creates the ultimate concert experience, rocking classic songs like "Stairway to Heaven," "Rock 'n' Roll" and "Black Dog." In fact, Led Zepagain was paid the highest compliment ever when Jimmy Page caught their show at the House of Blues in Hollywood. Afterwards, he asked to meet the band in their dressing room and praised them for their uncanny accuracy. Catch them live and marvel for yourself when they hit the stage at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.
The best chefs from New York to L.A. come together for the Beverly Hills Food & Wine Festival presented by Netflix at The Olympic Collection in Beverly Hills. Enjoy an experience of unparalleled extravagance as you taste of some of the most revered wines, beers and liquors available, along with scrumptious bites from restaurants like Aqui es Texcoco, Mon Ami Bisto, The District By Hannah An, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Ococoa, Comnocy, Marco Paolo Chocolates, Kerrygold Cheese & Butter and many more. The guests are as much a part of this adults-only event as the food and drink, so be sure to dress your sexy best as you prepare to see and be seen.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pm-MidnightFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:00pm-MidnightFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 10:00pm-MidnightSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 1:00pm-5:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pm-5:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 3:00pm-5:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 11:00am Champagne Brunch
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, May 30, 2018 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 / 10:00pm
Mexican comedy stars Adrián Uribe and Omar Chaparro are traveling the States with their live show Imparables. The two veterans of screen and stand-up will square off to see who can get the biggest laughs when their Spanish-language tour stops at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 5:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 8:00pm
Experience the delicacies and delights of Argentine culture at BA Grille in Long Beach. At this dinner show, you can enjoy an authentic and passionate Argentine tango dance show while eating a mouth-watering dinner made up of Argentine favorites like steaks, empenadas and milanesas.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jul 14, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 7:00pm
Forget the airport -- the quickest way to get from Long Beach to Spain is an evening of authentic Spanish entertainment and cuisine at Alegria Cocina Latina's Ultimate Flamenco Dinner Show Experience. Full of passionate dance and vibrant guitar playing, Andalusia-native La Sole-Yvette Garcia's artistically diverse show encompasses the culturally rich, technically intricate art of flamenco. Along with an evening's worth of exceptional entertainment, you'll enjoy Alegria's delicious Spanish and Latin American cuisine, which includes classic dishes like paella Valenciana and a sinful tres leches cake. Please see the full event description for detailed menu information.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jul 14, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 7:30pm
This delightful comedy tells of what happens when appealing Mr. Pim, who has much trouble with names, drops in one day. Mr. Pim announces that the former husband of the lady of the house, thought to be deceased, is alive. Since the lady is married now, she is a bigamist. Her present husband is upset no end. Then Mr. Pim passes by again, confessing that he was confused and it is safe to assume that the lady's first husband is dead, as they originally believed. Without telling her husband, the lady uses the knowledge to get what she wants and to force her husband to permit his niece to marry the young artist who loves her. See Mr. Pim Passes By at Theatre 40 at Reuben Cordova Theatre.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pm
The stunning vistas of the Hollywood Hills will be on full display during this Electric Bike Tour of the Hollywood sign. You'll (electric) bike up trails to reach Lake Hollywood Park, where you can take a selfie with one of LaLa Land's most visible landmarks. Keep riding and you'll see some 360 views of downtown Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. After that, you'll ride back down Mount Lee. Get a glimpse of L.A. that's much more scenic than your view stuck in traffic with this great biking tour. And electric bikes are easy to use -- they're assisted by a motor so you'll have no trouble cruising up steep trails.
Any Friday-Monday at 10:00am or 2:00pm Through May 31, 2018 (Reserve in Advance)
One of the the most magical tales in literature comes to the life featuring talented youth actors as Disney's Peter Pan Jr. arrives at the Center Stage Children's Theater in Mission Hills. When Wendy has to move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. The journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, mermaids, Tinkerbell and the infamous pirate Captain Hook! This adventure is ideal for the entire family, so don't miss this thrilling tale.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:00pm
You're in for a night of fun and fantasy as the lights dim and L.A.-based theatrical burlesque troupe the Dollface Dames slink down the stairs and through the crowd. Now in their fourth year at the Britannia Pub, the Dames change up their show every week, offering a variety of burlesque acts and special guests. These ladies combine the art of the tease with fan dances, pointe, tap, contortion, magic, hoop tricks, singing, comedy and more. The sexy experience is spread out over three sets at Britannia Pub in Santa Monica.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 9:30pmMonday, Jun 4, 2018 / 9:30pmMonday, Jun 11, 2018 / 9:30pmMonday, Jun 18, 2018 / 9:30pmMonday, Jun 25, 2018 / 9:30pmMonday, Jul 2, 2018 / 9:30pmMonday, Jul 9, 2018 / 9:30pmMonday, Jul 16, 2018 / 9:30pm
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, May 30, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 27, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jul 11, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jul 25, 2018 / 7:00pm
Walk On By is an epic, romantic, dramatic comedy set in the swingin' '60s of London, featuring the songs of Burt Bacharach and performed by the Silverlake Children's Theatre Group. London in the '60s was the center of one of the most colorful and stylized moments in world history. A youth-driven cultural revolution emphasizing modernity, optimism, creativity and fun-loving hedonism made London the global hub of art, music and fashion scenes. Against this vibrant backdrop, Walk On By weaves various love stories that take place on New Year's Eve, 1967, culminating in the city's spectacular celebration in Trafalgar Square. Using the template of the movie Love, Actually, multiple storylines -- happy, sad and bittersweet -- will overlap and intersect in the space of this one special day. Filled with songs like "What's New Pussycat," "I Say a Little Prayer," "What the World Needs Now is Love" and many more, this youth production can be enjoyed at the Assistance League Playhouse in Los Angeles.
This witty and intimate piece invites you to spend an evening with Dorothy Parker and 14 actors in her New York apartment in 1958. The Dorothy Parker Project brings alive several of her short stories and poems, giving you an opportunity to experience the full range of this sensitive writer beyond her fabled acerbic wit and her membership in the legendary Algonquin Circle. She may dispel some rumors you've heard about her, and reveal some important things you might not have known when this new play opens at Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pm
Billy Porter can belt out a showstopper or sing a tender soul ballad with the best of 'em. His turn in Kinky Boots not only nabbed Porter the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Awards, but a Grammy for Best Cast Album as well. This show at Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge, The Soul of Richard Rodgers, features Porter's fresh take on the composer's classics, from "My Funny Valentine" to "Edelweiss." Porter's also been a standout in Broadway productions of Shuffle Along, Grease, Smokey Joe's Café, Dreamgirls and Miss Saigon, and he's appeared on Live From Lincoln Center and So You Think You Can Dance.
Add a twist to date night, girls' night out or simply your own personal me-time with Drink, Paint, Create. Jalapeno Pete's in Studio City hosts this artistic affair, where you can unleash your inner Picasso. Your artist guides provide the supplies and step-by-step instructions on how to complete your painting in two hours. Order a drink, let those creative juices flow and at the end of the evening you'll get to take home your very own masterpiece to show off to friends and family.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 28, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jul 5, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jul 12, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 8:00pm
Take a journey through the life, loves and laughter of the world's most beloved Yiddish humorist, as you're treated to an in-depth look at the foolish philosophers, philosophical fools, comical shtetl folk and not-so-comical scoundrels that populated Sholom Aleichem's real and fantasy worlds. This bold and bittersweet, raucous and romantic musical comedy celebrates the great man's 102nd Yahrzeit, journeying through his loves and losses, the controversy surrounding his stories and plays, his fame and his failures. The new musical -- the fifth in the Playhouse Sholom Aleichem quintilogy -- stars veteran performer Chris DeCarlo, who once again takes on the role of the beloved author. Catch Aleichem Sholom! at The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 3:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 3:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 3:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 3:30pm
Ladies, stand up! Baby Girl is back at the Echoplex in Los Angeles with another stacked lineup of DJs spinning all of the females of hip-hop and R&B from all eras all night long. '80s, '90s, '00s and new fire will keep you on the dance floor. Groove to everything from SWV to Cardi B and back to Aaliyah. Come celebrate Baby Girl's two-year anniversary and snag some free giveaways!
The NAACP Theater Award-nominated Edgeucation Group is back with a brand new and hilarious sketch comedy show that cleverly examines the events surrounding a police shooting of a 17-year old boy. That might not sound like the most laugh-inducing of subjects, but therein lies the "Edge" in Edgeucation Group, which is on full display in this wittily written show, performed by a talented ensemble cast and directed by Kamal Abdul-Jabbaar. Catch Who Shot Dayquan? on the stage of the ACME Hollywood Theatre in Los Angeles.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pm
Everyone needs to let loose with a little good old-fashioned adult debauchery now and then. American Monster at Harvelle's Long Beach is just the ticket, featuring a host of fiery red-hot burlesque dancers performing to loud, raucous dirty blues. You'll catch a rotating roster of guest musicians providing live jams, but the music is only the beginning. Enjoy drinks from the cash bar while being transported by the soulful singing, sexy strip-tease dancing, tassel-twirling and wildly campy vaudeville-style acts in this uniquely naughty show.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 11:00pm
When Fool 1 discovers the giant void in their soul, they and their loyal best friend Fool 2 set out on a quixotic quest to fill it. Will food and alcohol do it? What about jobs, marriage, procreation, or even self-reflection? Can anything fill The Giant Void in My Soul at Los Angeles' Pico Playhouse?
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pm
The NightShift brings you some of L.A.'s hottest talent for a late night show full of high energy comedy, sure to deliver big laughs. This is a late night comedy show where there are no safe spaces, no subjects off limits and nothing is sacred as long as it's funny. Come and embrace what comedy should be: interesting perspectives, observations, irreverence and unbridled laughs at The Comedy Store.
As if the name didn't say it all! Come The Black Box Studios' Tre Stage in Hollywood and be wowed by the mightiest of women from the comic books we all know and love! Bring food and drink to enjoy during Wonder Women!
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 8:00pm
Mike and Lisa arrive at the apartment of Tobi, who lives alone in Inwood, on the northern tip of Manhattan. They're there to interview him about his life as a dancer and choreographer, but it soon becomes evident that their agenda is as multilayered as the life story that Tobi begins to tell them. What happens next will either ruin or inspire them ... and definitely change their lives forever. Stephen Belber's Tony-nominated comic drama sparkles with wit and heartfelt emotion as it examines how our lives are shaped by the choices that we make and the secrets that we keep. Enjoy this Kentwood Players production of Match at the Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pm
UnCabaret, the long-running alternative comedy night that helped launch the careers of Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo and Patton Oswalt among many others, continues to bring the funny to vegan restaurant Au Lac in downtown Los Angeles. Named one of Los Angeles Magazine's "5 Best Comedy Shows in L.A.," UnCabaret's shows feature rising stars along with established comedians who dive headfirst into a hot bed of personal storytelling, stand-up and music. Longtime musical director Mitch Kaplan and the show's founder, Beth Lapides, preside over this evening of cutting-edge comedy and music that's Un-like anything else in town.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 8:00pm
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is back to stun and surprise with its yearly dose of creativity and collaborations, this time with the multimedia stage play Shattered Glass. Through a healing mix of spoken word, live music and visual arts, we witness a woman recover her identity after the pain of a toxic relationship. Audience participation ensues and relevant messages connect this piece to the bigger picture; #metoo, #timesup and #nomore are just a few phrases you might hear at The Complex's Dorie Theatre in Los Angeles.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 3:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 4:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 6:00pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 1:30pm
The Completely Different Late Show is a wild improv explosion by the cast of the Groundlings' Main Company. Audience suggestions are taken throughout the night for improvised scenes to be performed by the best in the business. It's also a testing ground for brand new material that could be headed -- based on your response -- for the Groundlings' main show. Famous Groundlings alumni include Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman, Lisa Kudrow and Paul Reubens, who created his Pee-Wee Herman character there. Every week, it's an all-new comedy experience at this L.A. institution.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Jun 29, 2018 / 10:00pm
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, Jun 2, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 5:30pm
While he's mostly known for his acclaimed performances in movies like The Shawshank Redemption and Mystic River, writer-director-actor Tim Robbins has since the early '80s also been busy turning out bold, daring and incisive plays as the artistic director of The Actors' Gang. Over the years, the theater company's ensemble has included such big names as Jack Black, John Cusack, John C. Reilly, Helen Hunt, Kate Walsh, Jeremy Piven and Jon Favreau. Now the current talented ensemble is expanding its role, writing and directing Angels, Devils and Other Things, a night of 11 short plays. Expect the same boundary-pushing drama that has made The Actors' Gang an L.A. treasure, and discover a crop of new, cutting-edge voices in theater.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pm
The magical tale of Peter Pan comes alive during this ballet performance that features all the characters you know and love. Join Wendy, Michael and John as they embark on their adventure to Neverland to meet the boy who never grows up. The elegant dance and wonderful music add to the story, as Peter Pan battles a man-eating croc, pirates and the nefarious Captain Hook. Lift your spirits with this remarkable ballet performance of the classic children's tale at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 5:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pm
In this final Long Beach Symphony concert, new Music Director Eckart Preu takes us to Russia, beginning with Glinka. Known as the Father of Russian Classical Music, his Kamarinskaya was groundbreaking for being based entirely on a Russian folk song. Then Maestro Preu leads Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2, nicknamed the Little Russian. The highlight of the evening is Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong's interpretation of Rachmaninoff's beloved Piano Concerto No. 2, which is the basis for Eric Carmen's pop hit "All by Myself." Catch this season finale at Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater.
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, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Jul 1, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Jul 8, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Jul 15, 2018 / 2:00pm
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, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 27, 2018 / 8:00pm
Worlds collide in Hostage, a human drama about the backlash one family must endure when it has the courage to make the political very, very personal. Based on true events, this gripping world premiere play tells the story of a mother dealing with the aftermath of traveling to Tehran to gain the release of her son, a marine held captive during the Iran hostage crisis. Playing at the Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles, Hostage was written by the award-winning Michelle Kholos Brooks and is directed by Elina de Santos.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmMonday, May 28, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmMonday, Jun 4, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:30pm
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.
The New Bad Boys of Magic conjure up Coke & Mirrors, the new story of their rise and fall from Las Vegas headliners to Los Angeles children's entertainers. The duo -- Daniel Donohue and Eric Siegel -- will hold court at the Three Clubs cocktail lounge, where you can catch them mashing up Chicago-style sketch comedy with Hollywood stage trickery. Together, they stumble backwards into one impossible feat after another in vaudevillian synchronicity. It's a risqué magic show where, yes, you can drink.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 11:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 9:00pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 5:00pm
It's 1988. In the shadow of Dodger Stadium, two men arrive with big dreams ... but no documents. ICE is a bilingual, humorous journey in search of what it means to be "American." With a love of baseball, Tia Victoria's salsa recipe and the help of a talking truck, two cousins work day and night to make their taco truck the "Uncle Sam" of mobile restaurants. Will a contest to be "the most American food truck" at Dodger Stadium on the 4th of July prove to Immigration, Naturalization and Customs that they truly belong? See the trenchant play at Los Angeles' 24th Street Theatre.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 3:00pm
This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As their lives and loves play out onstage, the girls serenade the audience with classic '50s hits including "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Stupid Cupid" and "Lipstick on Your Collar." Featuring over 30 classic '50s and '60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes -- a hit with Goldstar audiences -- will keep you smiling in a must-take musical trip down memory lane that's now playing at the Glendale Centre Theatre.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:00pm
Robert Schumann's musical talent was so great that he left his job as a lawyer to make a living as a virtuoso pianist -- but when a hand injury ended that dream, the tormented genius threw himself into composing instead, creating some of the most celebrated works of the Romantic era. In this performance by the L.A. Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gustavo Dudamel conducts Schumann's celebrated oratorio Paradise and the Peri. Based on a story by 19th-century Irish poet Thomas Moore, the piece tells the tale of a peri -- a fairy-like spirit from Persian mythology -- that has been cast out of heaven until it can find a suitable gift for God. For this immersive concert production, operatic mastermind Peter Sellars teams up with media artist Refik Anadol to create an unprecedented and immersive staging that will bring the L.A. Phil's season to a riveting conclusion.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pm
Happily Whatever After takes you on a journey to a magical, dangerous and surprisingly dark woods filled with classic fairytales. Very few live happily ever after as these theatrical renditions stay true to the original morality tales of wicked queens, lusty kings and their innocent victims. See bedtime stories in a different light at Hollywood's Tre Stage.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pm
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.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 9:00pm (Comic Cabana)Monday, May 28, 2018 / 7:30pm (Manic Mondays)Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 7:30pm (Estrogen Entree with a Side of Balls)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:30pm (Universally Funny)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 9:30pm (Wacky Wednesday)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:30pm (Thursday Sillies)
Esotouric Bus Adventures hosts a four-hour luxury coach tour of Weird West Adams, the grand swath of the city near downtown that was once the Beverly Hills of the early 20th century. The tour's ultra-informative and well-researched guides will take you through one of L.A.'s most graciously dilapidated neighborhoods, with wild and wacky tales of the various historical goings-on as you soak up the sights. You'll be treated to detailed descriptions of some of the most fascinating forgotten and sordid tales from the past hundred years, and visit landmarks like Alvarado Terrace, the Rosedale Cemetery and the death scene of Motown's Marvin Gaye.
The hip new L.A. space for highly-curated live performance and comedy events, Dynasty Typewriter provides the last word in cutting-edge entertainment. A veritable font of talent takes the stage at the Hayworth Theatre in historic Westlake for a wide range of events, including stand-up, live podcasts, solo productions, game shows, storytelling and much more. Comics from A (Adam Sandler) to Z (Zach Galifianakis) have already given the new space their stamp of approval, as have top draws like Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, Grace Helbig, Margaret Cho, Brett Gelman, Maria Bamford and more.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Let's Go, Atsuko! A [woke] Japanese Game Show: Birthday Edition)Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 10:00pm (Haunted: A Stand-Up/Storytelling Show With Beth Stelling, Brian Finkelstein, April Richardson)Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 8:00pm (Tessa Coates: Primates)
Slide on up to an easel and explore your creative side while sipping on craft beers and wine available for purchase at the latest Drink, Paint, Create event on the patio at Copper Mine in Woodland Hills. Wine-and-art nights are a perfect way to spend date night, an evening out with the girls (or guys) or just a chill after-work hang. With painting materials and instruction provided, Winey Art makes it easy to get down with your artistic self -- and you'll get to take home a display-worthy painting at the end of the evening too.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jun 12, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jun 19, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jun 26, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jul 3, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jul 10, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 7:00pm
Adventure into the forest when A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theatricum's signature production, returns to its outdoor stage nestled in Topanga Canyon. Shakespeare's whimsical story of romance, mischief and magic follows four young lovers into the woods on a midsummer's night as they become the unwitting victims in a lover's quarrel between the king and queen of faeries. When a group of local folk rehearsing a play in the forest also gets caught up in the madness, the comical snarl of spells seems impossible to sort out. But with fairies and sprites all around, it just takes a little more magic, and as Puck puts it, "all is mended."
The 6th Act presents an evening celebrating two masters of language, Harold Pinter and William Shakespeare, as they investigate the same subject: Betrayal. The first half will feature Pinter's Betrayal in its entirety. After a short intermission, the same four actors will perform an abridged one-hour adaptation of Othello, told backwards to mirror the structure of Pinter's Betrayal. Don't miss An Evening of Betrayal at Theatre 68 in North Hollywood.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 8:00pm
Cookin' With Gas has been a weekly staple at the Groundlings since 1992, when Melanie Graham created the night to give members of the famed improv troupe's various companies a chance to come together and create short-form hilarity based on audience suggestions. But even though this particular show is now older than your average college student, don't expect it to be any more polite or respectable than, say, your average college student. With a rotating cast of Groundlings members and surprise special guests (who have included Ana Gasteyer and MADtv's Mo Collins), this is an improv comedy show that's boiling over with laughs.
International burlesque artist Vixen DeVille reveals more than just her body parts in this world-premiere solo show, inspiring others to reclaim and let loose their own inner vixens. L.A.-based, British-born actress Cat LaCohie shares how she came up with her alter ego Vixen DeVille, who's not only skilled at classic sexy striptease, but who also happens to be a quick-witted stand-up comic and variety performer who eats fire and walks on broken glass. Catch Vixen DeVille Revealed as part of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival at the Lounge Theatre in L.A.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 10:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 2:00pmMonday, Jun 18, 2018 / 10:00pm
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.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 5:30pm Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 5:30pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 5:30pm
Monday is a day most often associated with back-to-work drudgery, grumpy memes and lamentations for the missing fun of the past weekend. Well, no more. From the team that brought you Smoke and Mirrors, Magic Monday is out to make Mondays the most miraculous and extraordinary of your weekdays with this weekly show of illusion and wonderment, featuring an ever-changing lineup of award-winning magicians from the Magic Castle, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, America's Got Talent, Tosh.0, Masters of Illusion and Wizard Wars. And be sure to show up early to L.A.'s Santa Monica Playhouse, as a close-up magic pre-show begins in the lobby 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 4, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 11, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 18, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 25, 2018 / 8:00pm
Escape the Speakeasy is a puzzle-based adventure that's one part escape room, one part whodunnit, and one part immersive theater. The fun begins the moment you enter Flappers Comedy Club Burbank. Teams of two to eight compete against other teams to be the first ones to crack the case wide open. With food and drink available for purchase and interactive fun keeping things hopping, Escape the Speakeasy takes a night out with friends to a whole new level.
When Henry, a mild mannered British CPA, accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase and finds it filled with cash, he decides to keep it and fly to Barcelona to start a new life before anyone is the wiser. But as he and his wife wait for their taxi to the airport, detectives and police officers begin arriving at his door. Henry's inept attempts to extricate himself from this impossible situation lead to increasingly hilarious situations that only a master farceur like Britain's Ray Cooney (author of Run for Your Wife and It Runs in the Family) could create. See this laugh-a-minute comedy of errors at Whittier Center Theatre.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 2:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pm
Shakespeare's searing tragedy, Coriolanus is a cautionary tale of political manipulation and revenge. Rome, a city where the one-percent rules, is led by a populist general who has nothing but contempt for the common people. Unable to reconcile his disdain for the citizens with his love of country, Coriolanus finds himself driven into the embrace of his sworn enemy. See this masterwork performed under the stars at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga.
Flamenco Sketches pays homage to Miles Davis through Chano Domínguez's interpretations of his classic 1959 album Kind of Blue at L.A.'s historic outdoor Ford Theater. Titled for one of the album's iconic pieces, the concert reimagines each of the album's tracks in a setting that's equal parts jazz and flamenco. Led by Domínguez on piano, the ensemble consists of vocalist Blas Córdoba, dancer and Spanish National Flamenco Contest winner Daniel Navarro, bassist Alexis Cuadrado and Henry Cole on drums and percussion. Domínguez is also set to perform Piano Iberico, a new piece, commissioned by Chamber Music America. For this Ignite @ The Ford performance, in addition to seating in the house, a limited number of on stage seats are available for audiences to experience the seamless integration of these two iconic musical traditions up close.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:30pm (Gates Open at 6:30pm)
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 comedy at the Next Stage in Hollywood.
Opening Night: The Improvised Musical is exactly that -- a Broadway-style musical that's made up on the spot, based on a single audience suggestion. Therefore, every night is the opening night of a musical that's never been seen. Sadly, it's also the closing night ... but closing night sounds so very final -- and not even this cast can withstand the damage done by weekly wrap parties. Since 1998, Opening Night's cast of veteran improvisers has combined Chicago and Los Angeles improv with the Broadway stylings of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Gilbert & Sullivan, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, resulting in over 1,000 original musicals. Marvel as they score and choreograph a show right in front of your eyes at the Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 9:30pmThursday, Jun 28, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 29, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Jul 6, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Jul 13, 2018 / 9:30pm
Named the best show of its kind in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective now comes to Downtown Burbank's Hilton Garden Inn to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a delicious 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 a salad, 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, Jun 2, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 6:00pm
If you like the long-running TV improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? then you'll love ComedySportz, a fun, fast-paced live comedy show that's great for the whole family. Watch two teams battle for laughs -- and points -- as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. Full of off-the-cuff humor and unpredictable moments, it's never the same show twice at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The longest-running stage show in Los Angeles, ComedySportz has been turning great improv into hilarious sport for more than 25 years.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 10:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 10:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pm
La Junta brings together people of all backgrounds in the name of friendship, dancing and deep music from points all across the globe. Eventgoers are treated to sun-kissed afternoons on a rooftop high above the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, nestled comfortably in cabanas until the mix of cool breezes, music, food, libations, smiles and camaraderie lead everyone onto the dance floor. DJs, guest musicians, dance ensembles and visual artists collaborate in unison to create a spirited outing for the musically adventurous and fun-loving folks in attendance at Don Chente DTLA.
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.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 2:00pm Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 2:00pm Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 2:00pm
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, May 30, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 27, 2018 / 7:00pm
By day, Los Angeles is all business. But when the lights go down on the City of Angels, it transforms into one of the hottest nightlife spots in the U.S. Now you can get an inside pass into some of L.A.'s coolest clubs and bars with these fun crawls. Get a taste of the vibrant party scene as you hop from one trendy spot to the next with a group of fellow partiers, with no cover charges and drink specials all night long. Party with dozens of locals and tourists and enjoy express entry to four hot L.A. nightlife venues: Check in at local fave Golden Gopher (and score a free welcome shot with drink purchase), feel like you're partying in a museum at Clifton's, take on the high-energy dance floor of Crocker Club, and party it up at The Reserve, which features a vintage bank vault basement club with dance floors and DJs.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 9:30pm
Join Force of Nature for a night of magic and wonderment with one of the most iconic legends of all time: Harry Houdini! Dare to escape reality and hear from the man who mesmerized and inspired millions, even long after his death! You will believe! Featuring Duffy Hudson as Harry Houdini, Houdini comes to Generation DCD Studio.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 8:30pm
The Amazing Los Angeles Race is back with its second exciting event to both challenge and entertain. Like the classic Race, this new event is a hybrid of a sightseeing tour, The Da Vinci Code and The Amazing Race. Participants form teams of two to eight people and receive their first clue at the starting line. You'll start at Dave & Busters in the heart of Hollywood and follow the clues to fun, interactive experiences at cool L.A. sites. At the finish line, the winners are rewarded with prizes, and everyone is treated to snacks and drinks as they mingle and share stories of their experiences. You don't have to have competed in the original Race to enjoy this one -- the slightly shorter and easier Amazing LA Race II is a completely separate event.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 11:00am
Bustin' in and out of diamond wholesalers ain't no thang for the girl gang in Reservoir Bitches. In this new play, Jolie's got a team of some fine criminals who just can't help breaking all the rules. Check them out at Tre Stage in Hollywood.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pm
In the aftermath of World War II, Japanese-Americans are freed from internment, but the city remains stuck in its divided past. Enter famed civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who enlists Los Angeles Tribune reporter Hisaye Yamamoto in a campaign to break the color line at the celebrated Bimini Baths, where admission of non-whites is permitted only on "Mexican Day," the day before the pools are to be emptied and cleaned. The boundaries of change and forgiveness will be tested in this work from Tom Jacobson at The MET Theatre in Los Angeles.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 4:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 4:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 4:00pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 8:00pm
A king, a ring, and a bed trick: Renaissance women are nobody's fools. In Long Beach Shakespeare Company's "Seldom Seen Shakespeare" series, witness one of the Bard's "problem" plays. Neither comedy or tragedy, the twisty journey of love and lust, devotion and deceit, villains and virgins follows the lovely though low-born Helena, who burns with an unrequited love for the nobleman Bertram. Though he spurns her, she'll stop at nothing to win his affection, coming up with a complicated plan and going to great lengths to win his heart. Enjoy this show at the company's Richard Goad Theatre in Long Beach.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pm
A psychological clinical test of the flight-or-fight response in a college lecture hall is the setting for The Study, an immersive, interactive new show at Flight Theatre at The Complex in L.A. The audience's reactions and answers determine the outcome of each performance in this innovative piece by Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy, creators of popular show The Video Games. No show will be like the last in this Choose Your Own Adventure-style play that uses interactive elements such as motion sensors, scent diffusers, glow sticks and technology.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 9:30pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 11:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 11:30pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 11:59pm
Family Schmamily compiles six short plays by winners of the Valley Beth Shalom Jewish Writers Roundtable Festival Competition in a limited run for unlimited fun. See comedies, dramas, drunken sexual encounters reconsidered in the light of day, hoarders and Biblical authorities Abram and Sarai as Brooklyn hipsters. This theatrical showcase hits the stage at Eclectic Company Theatre in Valley Village.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 5:00pm
In the Afterlife Assistance Center, those who have not yet been processed take the calls from both the living and the departed while awaiting their own results. Anna, a recent accidental arrival, and Ryan, an abused teen hellbent on reincarnation, find forgiveness and compassion in the unlikeliest of places when everything they once believed in turns out to be not what they expected. The first installment of MB Stage's "Nerds Gone Deep" theatrical series, Just One Moment can be enjoyed at Flight Theatre @ The Complex as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 9:30pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 1:00pm
Marilyn Monroe: The Last Interview is based on the final interview of Blond Bombshell Marilyn Monroe for Life Magazine in 1962, where she speaks candidly, expressing her true feelings about her mother, the men in her life, her career and her disappointments. This solo show takes us on a journey of the real Marilyn Monroe's life and ultimately her tragic death and the mysterious cover-up at The Lounge Theatre in Los Angeles.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 10:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 10:00pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 8:00pm
Actor-musician Jeremy Ebenstein, through story and song, takes you through his humorous, inspiring, often heartbreaking story of living with Asperger's Syndrome. With six original songs and one cover rendition, Ebenstein chronicles his journey from childhood to adulthood, addressing universal issues like childhood bullying, the hopeful exuberance of romance and overcoming depression. He offers his unique take on the struggles of everyday life, from relationships, to being able to hold down the simplest of jobs, yet always striving acceptance and living a successful life. Pain In My Asperger's is not only for those born with the autism-spectrum syndrome but for anyone who's ever faced obstacles while reaching for their dreams. Directed by Jack Fry (Einstein) and developed in collaboration with Debra Ehrhardt (Jamaica Farewell, Cock Tales), the show earned positive reviews at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and now comes to the Lounge Theatre.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 1:45pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 11:45amSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 3:45pmWednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 7:45pm
Vineyard Touring Opera Co. is a non-profit, charitable organization designed to promote this unique art form and engage new audiences through fully-staged performances, lectures and demonstrations. The company also provides opportunities for several categories of talented singers -- young and aspiring talent, professionals expanding their repertoires by trying out new roles, and even serious amateurs seeking performance opportunities. Check out one of their wide range of events at the Los Angeles Filipino American United Church of Christ.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:30pm (Cosi fan tutte)Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:30pm (Cosi fan tutte)
Though he hails from Birmingham, Alabama, rapper YBN Nahmir says his style is much more influenced by the West Coast sound of Eazy-E and Tupac. Decide for yourself when the young hip hop-trap artist comes to Hollywood to kick off the summer party season at Hollywood's Ohm Nightclub. Nahmir broke through on Soundcloud and YouTube with singles like "Rubbin' Off the Paint," "Bail Out" and his latest, "Bounce Out With That."
Two strangers -- one a priest, the other a noted art historian -- share a surreal confession at L.A.'s "exclusive" Bimini Baths, circa 1918. Years before, an immigrant boy drowned under mysterious circumstances. But whose crime was it, really? Playwright Tom Jacobson brings his formal inventiveness and vivid imagination to The Ballad of Bimini Baths, a trilogy of new plays following the ripples of a hushed-up crime across a half-century of L.A. history. Watch dark secrets bubble to the surface when Plunge comes to Son of Semele Theater.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 5:00pmTuesday, May 29, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 5:00pmTuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pm
Bareburger is partnering with The Dollface Dames to bring you Barelesque: Frisky Friday, an intimate evening featuring burlesque, circus acts, singing, boylesque and variety! Enter through the curtain to a back private room and embark on a fantastic adventure of food, feathered fans, fire and frivolity in our exclusive VIP show, hosted by our Mistress of Ceremonies Vixen DeVille, as seen on the multi-award-winning TV series, Masters of Illusion!
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:30pm Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 9:30pm
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 all 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! gleefully satirizes the NRA, the "woke" left, and all those boring moderates in between. See this fun show for the whole family -- and by whole family we mean adults only -- at the Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 10:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 10:00pm
The Damn Devillez are Los Angeles' strangely sexy cabaret and burlesque company always bringing you to your knees begging for more ... or less ... if you can't handle it. But even if you can't handle it, you can't stop watching these sexual creatures taking everything to the next level. This show is gonna change the world of rock 'n' roll for you! Experience the Damn Devillez yourself at El Cid in Silver Lake.
You know all those family dramas that feature white people yelling at each other? Silver Linings Playbook might be one that comes to mind. White People Drinking is a world premiere political satire that pokes fun of these dinner table dramas by putting the audience at the head of one. Filled with secrets, opinions, and most importantly -- drunkenness, you'll get all the unfiltered bulls**t you roll your eyes at when watching it play on the screen, as well as gather insight into highly controversial material. Check it out for the first time at Three Clubs in Hollywood.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:00pmMonday, Jun 11, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 5:30pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 4:30pm
Buckcherry doesn't play by the rules, and you'll find out in this rockin' concert why no limits equals an experience filled with grit, attitude, raucous storytelling and razor-sharp hooks. This quintet remains as rebellious as it did when it broke on the scene in 1999, fueled by the mega party anthem "Lit Up." Buckcherry really hit it big in 2006 when the sexy, scuzzy "Crazy Bitch" was heard from coast-to-coast, and its follow-up, "Sorry," became a Top 10 hit. The group's latest record, Confession, is a concept piece based on the seven deadly sins. Get ready to bang your head with Buckcherry at The Canyon Santa Clarita.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
In Vampire Masquerade, a series of strange and frightening events occur after the theater is taken over by a clan of vampires. Bring food and drink to Hollywood's Tre Stage and enjoy a night of dark and sexy fun if you dare.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 29, 2018 / 8:00pm
The Black Box Studios presents a touching play by resident auteur Chris Berube at Tre Stage in Hollywood. Learn about the highs and lows of becoming an Angel, the meaning of life, and the truth behind our existence. Most of all, it's a play about love affairs with the heart.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 27, 2018 / 8:00pm
Add a twist to date night, girls' night out or simply me time with Drink, Paint, Create. Dark Horse Tavern in Tarzana hosts this artistic affair, where you can unleash your inner Picasso. Your artist guides provide the supplies and step-by-step instructions on how to complete your painting in two hours. Order a drink, let those creative juices flow and you'll be taking home your very own masterpiece to show off to friends and family.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Jun 27, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Jul 11, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Jul 25, 2018 / 6:00pm
Hot on the heels of their successful collaboration in Dear Master at the Little Fish Theater in Los Angeles, Branda Lock and Joshua Thomas are proud to present the Los Angeles premiere of Let There Be Thistles. Written by Thomas and directed by Lock, this play was previously performed in St Louis, Missouri in a joint production between Dusty Bums Productions and First Run Theatre. With sold-out performances and rave reviews in St Louis under its belt, it's time for Let There Be Thistles to hit the stage of Studio C Artists as part of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 5:30pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 4:30pm
Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of ultimate frisbee is played by two teams with a flying disc on a field with end zones, similar to football. Catch the Los Angeles Aviators as they go toe-to-toe with other teams during this epic season of ultimate frisbee at the Jerry Chabola Stadium in Culver City.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 1:30pm (vs. SF Flamethrowers)
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, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:00pm Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 9:00pm Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 9:00pm
Actor and award-winning writer and storyteller Lyralen Kaye brings her one-woman show to Broadwater Studio Theater as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. A hilarious story of a queer feminist's struggle to claim a new country, Many Trump Refugees in One Body opens on election night, November 8, 2016, and moves quickly to Kaye's decision to immigrate ... on November 9! As her partner throws up roadblocks, and as immigration questions and demands throw her into frantic posturing in trying to prove she is more together than anyone could be, Kaye takes the audience deeply inside her own experience of being "an overly credentialed multicultural activist (gluten free)" and a woman with a diagnosis that immigration lawyers are concerned might "mean going through a medical interview that you really don't need." Through a combination of physical theater, storytelling and stand-up comedy, she lays it all on the line.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 11:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 2:00pm
177FOX tells the "true" story of the Constitution ... as reported by the "heroes" at Fox And Friends. This political parody aims to teach you the "real" meaning of Free Speech, The 2nd Amendment and Christmas. Think of it as Hamilton for loud, angry uncles. See history in a totally different light at Second City Studio Theatre in Hollywood.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jul 14, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:30pm
Get Ready for the biggest event happening in Hollywood: MDW'2018! Star hip-hop DJ, producer and artist DJ Esco, "The Coolest DJ in the World" and official DJ for hip-hop superstar Future, will spin live at Playhouse Nightclub this Memorial Day Weekend, along with special guests. Known for his mixtape Project E.T., which produced the smash hit "Too Much Sauce," and his latest release, Kolorblind, featuring "Chek," Esco is going to make this a very memorable holiday weekend!
Fiona Goodwin is and always will be a very British lesbian -- and you've been invited to her coming out party! Fiona trained as a nun in her early twenties. Following several failed exorcisms and a starring role on stage as Satan with a wandering troupe of missionaries in South America, she performed penance for countless years as an inner-city school teacher in the UK. Her dramatic escape to the United States in 2005 and the bizarre misadventures that followed are the inspiration for her solo comedy show A Very British Lesbian, which now comes to Zephyr Theatre in L.A.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 6:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 6:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 6:00pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 6:00pmSunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 6:00pm
Super Sexy Sexy Superhero is a scathingly satirical musical journey into the world of contemporary Hollywood, but in the style of classic Hollywood. Join the men who run XYZ Studios as they make The Most Feminist Movie Ever Made at the Second City Studio Theatre in Chicago. It's like Singin' in the Rain, but with sex scandals. This Hollywood musical has it all: action heroes, casual misogyny, sassy sidekicks, overt misogyny, and lasers!
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Jun 28, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jul 14, 2018 / 7:00pm
Levi Dexter is internationally known and respected for his development of the music style called rockabilly, a mixture of blues and country music from the mid- to late-1950s. During the 1970s Levi Dexter recorded the rockabilly sound in a more modern recording setting. This important development produced the neo-rockabilly style that Levi Dexter is so well known for. His live shows are always energetic and fun with lots of dancing. The music is clear and vibrant. See him live in concert with The Paladins and The Moontones at Fais Do-Do Ballroom in Los Angeles.
The best way to wrap up the weekend and launch into a new week is with laughter. The Groundlings Sunday Company puts forth new improv sketches every week in this hilarious show. It's a fun cast brimming with new talent from the top level of The Groundlings School.
Come and get your pop-culture fix with this no-holds-barred take on the week's least important news at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Los Angeles. Lampooning our celebrity-obsessed culture, TMI is the longest running sketch show in L.A., with original weekly editions that combine TMZ and SNL into one rich, satiric stew. This may be TMI about TMI Hollywood but ... the show kicked off with a cast of about 20 actors and six writers, and in just three years, it's grown to a cast of more than 40 performers, 20 writers across the globe and multiple short-video production crews. A house band provides the tunes, and there's always a celebrity host on hand. And best of all, there are absolutely no reruns.
The Dollface Dames, founded in 2008, bring you everything you want in one company! Bubbles & Burlesque features show-stopping group numbers, sultry singers, atmosphere dancers and more at Sainte Rocke in Hermosa Beach.
What do two German immigrants, a hitman, a man who claims to be Elvis Jr. and aliens have in common? They're all part of the vivid imaginations of the writers who have brought this funny, charming and poignant evening of one-acts to life. Enjoy the world premiere presentation of Today's the Day at North Hollywood's Actors Workout Studio.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pm
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.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 9:00am Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 9:00am Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:00am Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 9:00am Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 9:00am Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 9:00am Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 9:00am Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 / 9:00am
It's tough to put a label on Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Curtis Harding -- his music's been dubbed retro soul, blues roots and straight-up R&B. In fact, his latest disc, Face Your Fear, was named to NPR's Top 10 R&B albums of 2017. Harding himself calls his sound "slop 'n' soul," a Southern-fried mixture of gospel, punk, psych rock, synth and blues, all infused with his classic vocal style. He'll take the stage at the El Rey in L.A. with tunes like "Wednesday Morning Atonement," "Need Your Love" and "On and On."
It's 2018, and an alert has been issued because No has seemingly lost her meaning generations ago. Webster, her close friend, has clearly known No's meaning since their beginning. Yes is her enemy but she also knows No's meaning. Maybe always acts confused and Stop is always stunned and dumbfounded, but they all were sure of the soon-to-come day when No would find her voice and be validated and justified as being true to her name, origin, and meaning. KnowNo's makes its world premiere at The Hobgoblin Playhouse.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:30pmWednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 4:00pm
Le Salon de Musiques is famed for providing up-close chamber music performances in the warm, intimate environs of the fifth floor of L.A.'s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This acclaimed series celebrates its season finale with a delightful Chamber Music program for voice, strings and piano by three genius composers, Grieg, Sibelius and Bridge, performed by soprano So Young Park, violinists Jessica Guideri and Ambroise Aubrun, violist Jonathan Moerschel, cellist Jacob Braun and pianists David Kaplan & Francois Chouchan. There'll also be a post-concert Q&A and reception featuring champagne and a high-tea buffet catered by Patina.
During the 1970s, Levi Dexter spearheaded the rockabilly revival as frontman for Levi & the Rockats. His live shows are always energetic and fun with lots of dancing. The music is clear and vibrant. The French Quarter Creole Bar & Grill in Bellflower is sure to be rockin' when Dexter headlines this show with the Gretsch Bros. and Big Sandy.
Great White, who had one of the biggest hits of the '80s with "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," celebrate almost four decades of rock at The Canyon in Agoura Hills. The band made their name on Los Angeles' infamous Sunset Strip, recorded a pair of platinum albums and were nominated for a Grammy in 1989. Still going strong with original lead singer Jack Russell, Great White's deep catalog also includes hit songs like "Rock Me," "Save Your Love," "Call It Rock & Roll," "House of Broken Love" and more. Susan Sheller is set to open the show.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Made up of members from various SoCal bands, Hi-Fi Soundtrack was formed out of pure love for 70's, 80's & 90's influential rock. Every member brings a different musical background, giving the band a vast pool of influences that come out on stage. Bands like The Cure, The Clash, Devo, U2, Sex Pistols, Ramones, The Cars, The Police, Social Distortion, Green Day, Foo Fighters helped shape modern music, and Hi-Fi Soundtrack will pay tribute to them all when they take the stage of Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Come out to the Gaslamp in Long Beach for Warfest, featuring Authority Zero, US Bombs and DI. Special guests Amerikan Made, Dissension, Split Decision, Bad Samaritans and Static Fiction will also be performing.
ArtWallah THRIVES as a platform through which new and established artists can express the expanding frontiers of South Asian culture, politics, and identity through their art. ArtWallah presents innovative works that express the personal, political, and cultural celebrations and struggles of the South Asian diaspora through music, dance, performance, literature, film, and the visual arts. This year's festival is directed and curated by Sheetal Gandhi and showcases the work of dance-theater artists Danish Bhandara, Sheetal Gandhi, Lionel Popkin, Richa Shukla, poet Aruni Wijesinghe, theatre artist and stand-up comedian Jimi Shah, music and multi-media artist Paul Livingstone and The SoulForce Project, Rajib Carmaker and artists from the Los Angeles Music and Arts Academy and bands Elephants with Guns, Rusty Rickshaw and more! ArtWallah will also showcase the work of talented South Asian Youth artists in Highways' Gallery and feature a special Saturday daytime workshop called "KidWallah," with Desi Family Fun and the Dancing Storytellers. _ Sheetal Gandhi is a National Dance Performance (NDP) and MAP Fund award-winning director/choreographer, performer, and teacher based in Los Angeles, CA. Gandhi's career has spanned genres and disciplines including her work as a creator and performer in Cirque du Soleil's Dralion, playing a leading role in the Broadway production of Bombay Dreams, dancing throughout Ghana with the traditional West African dance company Novisi, and singing with the New York based, all-female a cappella group, Anamcara. Gandhi's work reflects her love for tradition (both cultural and disciplinary) with the equally urgent desire to break from it. She received a 2012-13 NDP Touring Award for her one-woman show Bahu-Beti-Biwi, and her work has toured to over 16 cities in the U.S. and in India, Israel, Mexico, Norway and Amsterdam. Gandhi's commitment to artistic innovation, personal transformation and social change continues to lead her to work with various artists and non-artist communities - both locally and abroad - where she strives to build bridges across class, gender, age and cultural differences through the arts. For more info go to www.sheetalgandhi.com
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:30pm
There's nothing quite as electrifying as live improvised comedy, and LPNSImprov troupe The MaD JaCKRaTS deliver a fun take on the art form with their monthly show Makin' a Movie. Each show is made up of three segments, which kick off with a suggestion from you, the audience. The talented group of improvisers then runs with the idea, weaving it into a hilarious scene on the spot. Wacky characters, both new and recurring, will have you in stitches as they deal with whatever off-the-wall scenario you throw at them. Don't miss The MaD JaCKRaTS at Theatre 68 in North Hollywood.
This original, contemporary, play takes place in the apartment of 80-year-old holocaust survivor, Yolanda. Brothers, Omar and Ramiro, robbers and drug addicts, take the doorman of her building hostage, in order to steal money and valuables from her to pay off their debt to drug lords. As the play unfolds during an hour packed with humor and suspense, the characters reveal personal stories and conflicts, discovering they share a common past. Thus begins a paradigm shift, where human values are redeemed above the material world and the harsh reality entrapping them. When the water boils, life takes a turn. See Trapped At Tea Time at The Actors Company in Los Angeles.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 3:30pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 6:00pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 7:00pm
Sun, surf and great brews -- the beaches of L.A.'s South Bay make for a great outing for tourists and locals alike. From the great views and sunny weather to the fabulous beers produced by local breweries, the South Bay offers up everything you could want for a quick getaway. This five-hour tour takes you -- via a comfortable 15-passenger shuttle bus -- to the South Bay, with stops for tastings at three breweries. At each stop, you'll be treated to a guided tasting flight of locally brewed craft beers. You'll also be led through the inner workings of one brewery as your guide shares the brewing process from grain to gut.
Select Saturdays & Sundays Through May 30, 2018 (Reserve in Advance)
This five-hour, in-depth exploration of the city's best breweries takes you -- via a comfortable 15-passenger shuttle bus -- to East and Central L.A., with stops for tastings at three destinations. At each stop, you'll be treated to a guided tasting of several varieties of locally brewed craft beers. You'll also be led through the inner workings of one brewery as your guide shares the brewing process from grain to gut. If you find favorites that you want to purchase, the shuttle bus has a refrigerator to keep your acquisitions cool.
Select Saturdays and Sundays Through May 30, 2018 (Reserve in Advance)