Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell reprise their Tony-winning performances in The Humans, Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam's uproarious, hopeful and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter's apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan's deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play. Led by two-time Tony-winning director Joe Mantello, the cast performing at the Ahmanson in L.A. also includes previous Broadway company members Cassie Beck, Lauren Klein, Nick Mills, and Sarah Steele.
See a work of art come to life at the Pageant of the Masters. This one-of-a-kind production, an Orange County tradition, uses real people to recreate classical and contemporary paintings down to the finest detail. As you take in the visual marvel, a narrator guides you through the story behind each work while a live orchestra sets the tone. This year's presentation, Under the Sun, evokes the beauty of nature, focusing on artists who choose to paint in the open air. Under the Sun acknowledges how French impressionism influenced artists around the world to record their own personal reflections, including Laguna Beach's early masters: Roger Kuntz, Anna Hills, William Griffith, Joseph Kleitsch and more.
The shining stars of norteña music are coming together for a huge concert featuring king of the accordion, Ramon Ayala, as the headlining act. The evening will also include Los Huracanes del Norte, one of the most popular norteña acts of all time; Los Rieleros del Norte, who are legends in the scene; La Original Banda El Limón and Mariachi los Reyes. With its upbeat, accordion-centered sound, norteño music makes for an awesome live experience. The Stubhub Center will be rocking with the lively beat when this epic Latin music experience hits Carson.
It's not every piece of music that brings people "to the point of ecstasy," but the word on the street in 1813 Vienna was Beethoven's Seventh Symphony did just that. And it's continued to ever since. In fact, its second movement is one of his greatest hits, still cropping up in countless film scores. It's no wonder the Seventh was Beethoven's own favorite. You can hear for yourself why that was during this concert under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl. Acclaimed conductor Thomas Adès will also lead the orchestra and "Iceland's Glenn Gould," Víkingur Ólafsson, in another Beethoven masterpiece, Piano Concerto No. 2. And Adès will kick off this special night of music by conducting his own one-movement symphony.
Some movies just wouldn't be the same without the music, and there's no better proof of that than Steven Spielberg's classic thriller Jaws. There aren't many movie scores that are so iconic you can start humming them and everyone gets the reference, but those two repeating notes in John Williams' Jaws theme have become a punch line in and of themselves. There's genius in that simplicity. Mechanical, relentless, growing faster and faster as the shark closes in on its prey -- it's nothing short of terrifying. Now, you can experience this timeless pairing of music and image on the big screen, accompanied by a live orchestra as Jaws swims into the Hollywood Bowl for the perfect summer movie experience!
Quiet Events is partnering up with DusitD2 Hotel Constance Pasadena to bring you a wild night of partying. Join them for the first night of their VIP Rooftop Summer Series in Pasadena. Don't miss your chance to be one of the first people to party on this brand new rooftop that's getting all the rave reviews in Pasadena and L.A. Drink, dance and sing all night with three live DJs spinning everything from top 40 and dance to '80s and '90s throwbacks to hip-hop and R&B hits.
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.
July 20, 2018: Various TimesJuly 27, 2018: Various TimesAugust 3, 2018: Various TimesAugust 10, 2018: Various TimesAugust 17, 2018: Various TimesAugust 24, 2018: Various Times
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.
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.
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.
Do you love brunch? Do you sometimes wish you could marry two of your favorite things -- food and burlesque dancers? Cherry Poppins Productions is proud to join Lili St. Byr and Ginger Lee Belle in a fearsome squad for their newest food-themed burlesque show Foodies & Boobies! Join some of L.A.'s hottest burlesque dancers for this messy and delicious burlesque extravaganza at El Cid in Los Angeles. Brunch is available for purchase.
Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 / 1:30pmSunday, Aug 19, 2018 / 1:30pmSunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 1:30pmSunday, Oct 21, 2018 / 1:30pmSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 1:30pmSunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 1:30pm
Bullied all of his life, quirky outsider Eddie Corbin has finally found a place to call home in a neglected downtown animal shelter. When the city threatens to close the shelter, Eddie must do something he's never done before... stand up for himself and fight for what's right. With the help of six zany mutts, he faces his fears and makes an unexpected human connection in the process. Brought to you by an award-winning team of Los Angeles artists, this life-affirming musical at Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre, in the tradition of Annie, is filled with singing and dancing fun for the whole family.
Head to the sexiest venue in Long Beach, the underground speakeasy Harvelle's, for a night of comedy and burlesque. There you'll catch some of the biggest names and fastest-rising stars on the comedy circuit -- including comedians seen regularly on top late night shows, hit sitcoms and comedy specials on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central -- who often pop in to try out new material. You'll also get to enjoy burlesque by professional local dancers, who will present the city's finest adults-only, risque romp. Don't miss this show, which pits stand-up comedians and sultry striptease dancers together in a classic vintage environment.
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Jul 24, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Jul 31, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Aug 7, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Aug 14, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Aug 21, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Aug 28, 2018 / 8:30pm
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, Jul 15, 2018 / Noon (Doors Open at 11:00am)Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / Noon (Doors Open at 11:00am)Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Friday, Jul 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
A series of strange and frightening events occur after the theater is taken over by a clan of vampires. If you dare, join the Berbuians Theatre Company at Actors Studio Theater in L.A. for a night of dark and sexy fun.
Paul Robeson was a true Renaissance man and a prominent African-American activist during a time when that was a dangerous thing to be. Learn all about this fascinating character in Stogie Kenyatta's one-man show at Santa Monica Playhouse. This powerful and poignant performance tells the amazing true story of a man who could seemingly do anything. He played in the NFL while getting his law degree, then became famous as an entertainer after starring in Show Boat and Othello and recording deep-voiced renditions of spirituals like his famed "Ol' Man River." Robeson was also an outspoken civil rights activist who fought to end racism and oppression and became a target of the McCarthy hearings.
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.
Five neurotic couples gather for a dinner party celebrating one couple's tenth anniversary. The best laid plans go wildly awry when guests start arriving to discover their host has shot himself in the earlobe, the hostess is missing, dinner hasn't been started and scandal looms for everyone who dares to enter the house. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. If laughter, indeed, heals, then this madcap series of misadventures will prove to be the perfect prescription for whatever ails you. Allow yourself to get all caught up in Rumors at Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood.
Now coming to the Gloria Gifford Conservatory Theatre in Hollywood, this Tony-nominated dark comedy centers on an ex-con and recovering alcoholic, who thinks he's got his life back on track. But when he finds a mysterious hat in his girlfriend's apartment, it sends him back down the path of destruction. Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, The Motherf**ker With the Hat is a ferociously funny play filled with memorable characters and acid-tongued dialogue that provides a gleefully vulgar glimpse at the complicated process of recovery from love and other addictions.
Put together outdoor screenings of popular movies, live music from up-and-coming local bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks and you've got the perfect L.A. summer experience. Street Food Cinema features an ever-changing lineup of eats, music and special guests for a fabulous night of fun under the stars in Heritage Square Museum. Grab some blankets, pillows, picnic items -- even your dog -- and come on out. Films are screened in high-def DLP projection, with cinema-quality picture and sound.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:30pm (10 Things I Hate About You -- Doors Open at 5:30pm)
A dream, reality, or just an illusion? La Magie is a brand new extraordinary style of live entertainment created by Shahrooz. An ensemble of artists, magicians, dancers, comedians and aerialists awaits you at this spectacular show which weaves stories into magic, incorporating unique props and lavish costumes. You'll witness grand illusions, levitating girls, teleportation and intricately choreographed dance numbers at L.A.'s El Portal Theater.
Catch this all-female adaptation of Quentin Tarantino's classic film Reservoir Dogs by Berubians Theatre Company at L.A.'s Actors Studio Theater, and see how bad to the bone the women of this tense, ironic and gutwrenching ensemble can be.
Journey to the magical, dangerous and surprisingly dark worlds of classic fairy tales. 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. Catch this Berubians Theatre Company production at Actors Studio Theater in L.A.
Chicago sketch comedy meets Hollywood stage trickery with The New Bad Boys of Magic, starring Daniel Donohue and Eric Siegel as two former magic prodigies-turned bitter rivals. Eric, now a homeless drunk, crashes Dan's pathetic, family-friendly act. Two perfect foils, they stumble backwards into one impossible feat after another in vaudevillian synchronicity. As tensions rise, they desperately try to reignite their magic to save the show and recapture what they lost. Find out what Dirty Tricks they have in store at The Three Clubs in Los Angeles.
From the creators of the highly acclaimed Amazing Los Angeles Race comes the The Fantastic Santa Monica Race, the same concept as its L.A. counterpart but with a beachy twist. Part sightseeing tour, part scavenger hunt, this fast-paced competition sends teams of two to eight people to explore the Santa Monica Pier, the Venice Boardwalk and numerous other coastal sites looking for clues. Solving one puzzle leads to a search for the next and so on, until the day ends with a fun awards ceremony that includes snacks and beverages for all participants.
The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts presents a cleaner entertainment experience that families of all walks can dig in Los Angeles. In both Spanish and English, this theater festival brings you an eclectic mix of plays from award-winning companies throughout the city. Catch a night of pulse-driven tango with the Monica Orozco Dance Company or a battle between the sexes a la Testerona, among other electrifying performances. Just take a peep at the program schedule. We guarantee you'll find something that'll catch your eye at Plaza de la Raza, a historic space that's been around since 1970!
East Coast undefeated sushi chefs battle against Los Angeles' best for your culinary pleasure at Dock 52 in Marina Del Rey. The Sushi Battleship Cruise lets you judge a one-of-a-kind sushi chef battle while you eat dish after dish of sushi, appetizers, desserts, sake and beer. This is a fun social sushi party for you and your friends to mingle while tasting each chef's creations. There will be a DJ and dance floor to work off all the fantastic food. Your ticket includes two specialty drinks and all-you-can-eat food.
Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's great play Sacrifice depicts the struggle of secular humanity against the might of fanatical religious fervor. The king of Tripura, moved by the plight of a poor girl whose goat is killed, forbids blood sacrifices to Goddess Kali. Most people are outraged, including the Queen, who had "promised" the sacrifice of hundreds of animals at the temple so the Goddess would grant her a child. Meanwhile, the Chief Priest of the temple is furious and willing to do anything, including conspiring to kill the king, to restore the bloody tradition. In addition to dramatic scenes, this production at Los Angeles' Broadwater Theater will include traditional music and dances.
After rumors begin to circulate about a space ship crashing in their backyard, a group of friends and family must find a way to cope with their disrupted lives. Catch this out-of-this-world comedy from Berubians Theatre Company at Actors Studio Theater in L.A.
Los Angeles landmark El Cid celebrates gorgeous Spanish-style entertainment with a flamenco dinner show and concert. You'll be wowed by some of the best flamenco performers in the city as they bring pure and traditional flamenco dance to the stage. As the show provides a feast for your eyes, you'll also indulge on an actual culinary feast, with a choice of three- and four-course dinner packages that all include dessert. Every show is a unique and exciting display of one of the most elegant and integral parts of Spanish culture.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 6:30pmSaturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 6:30pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 6:30pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 6:30pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 6:30pmSaturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 6:30pm
Enjoy sparkling views of Los Angeles while listening to Brazilian music and indulging in a traditional dinner with churrasco meats and authentic sides. This two-hour yacht party sails out of convenient Marina del Rey and cruises the harbor, with a menu that's set to include butter garlic filet mignon, spicy sausage, lemon garlic chicken and more, for a true Taste of Brazil.
Buford Turnover might be going to heaven, but his family is going to hell in Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the Will? From outrageous Southern playwright Del Shores (Southern Baptist Sissies, Sordid Lives) comes this dark comedy about a dysfunctional family looking to strike it rich off of their dying father. When Buford suffers a series of strokes, his kin -- some pure-hearted, some greedy -- gather for the deathwatch. Those assembled include chief caregiver Sara Lee and her Bible-thumping sister Lurleen, sexpot Evalita and Buford's boorish only son, Orville. This fast-paced and fun play at the Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles is filled with comedy, tension, heartfelt moments and interesting characters.
You're trapped inside a 1940s film noir and have to solve a mind-boggling mystery in order to escape. In this fun vintage take on the immensely popular escape room experience, you're led into a private detective's office filled with a variety of objects -- some familiar, some puzzling. Suddenly the door locks behind you and the game begins. Now you and your fellow sleuths have to work against the clock to identify suspects, solve challenging puzzles, piece together clues and find a way out of the room.
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 8:30pmWednesday, Aug 1, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Aug 2, 2018 / 6:30pm
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, Jul 15, 2018 / 4:30pm (Two Milk Minimum)Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 / 7:00pm (909 Comedy Showcase)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Kristin Key: Songs In The Key Of Kristin)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 7:00pm (Kristin Key: Songs In The Key Of Kristin)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 9:30pm (Kristin Key: Songs In The Key Of Kristin)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (909 Comedy Showcase)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (Claremont Divas Comedy Night)Friday, Jul 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Karen Rontowski From Paranormal Karen)
Members of the Geer family star in Enid Bagnold's classic about three generations of a family struggling to live together. Set in the Sussex seaside in the 1950's, Mrs. St. Maugham is an eccentric who spends her days gardening, but can't make anything grow. Her precocious teenage granddaughter, Laurel, has a penchant for lighting fires while her estranged daughter, Olivia, struggles to find her place. When the mysterious Miss Madrigal is hired as household companion, family secrets and intrigue unfold in a play that is sometimes poetic, sometimes zany and sometimes like a detective story. The Chalk Garden comes to the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga.
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.
Dreamgirls follows an all-girl black singing trio from Chicago called "The Dreams" on their rise to stardom. As The Dreams' fortunes rise (and fall), their story exposes the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry. At first, everything seems to be going great -- the Dreams are making it big and lead singer Ellie is finding love with their manager. As time goes by, personal conflicts threaten to break up the group. Experience the thrills, the heartbreak and the fantastic score of this musical titan at North Hollywood's Cupcake Theater, featuring songs such as "Steppin' to the Bad Side," "Cadillac Car" and "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going."
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.
The GRAMMY Museum, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, is an exciting and interactive celebration of the power of music in America. Four floors' worth of cutting-edge exhibits, interactive experiences and films provide a one-of-a-kind experience that's at once engaging, educational, celebratory and inspirational. More than two dozen permanent exhibits explore great music of all genres, from rock 'n' roll to hip-hop, country to classical, R&B to jazz. In addition, the museum frequently hosts special public programs featuring films, lectures and performances.
Monday, Jul 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Drop: Paul Thorn)
The legendary Groundlings Theatre troupe presents its latest and greatest main stage show: Groundlings Family Road Trip. Enjoy this entertaining evening of sketches and some improvisation -- always original and always hilarious -- at The Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles.
The stars that line the Hollywood Walk of Fame shine again on the big screen, and new luminaries come into focus, thanks to the American Cinematheque's film festivals, special events and retrospectives. This acclaimed series features screen gems both foreign and domestic at Los Angeles landmark the Egyptian Theatre, where you can catch international documentaries, Oscar-winning double -- and even triple features -- as well as anniversary revivals, riveting seminars and guest appearances by some of the film world's best and brightest, all specially curated by this non-profit cultural organization.
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 7:30pm (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! - Pre-Screening Live Podcast by Greg Proops)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 7:30pm (La Dolce Vita)Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 / 7:30pm (The Films of Alice Guy-Blache & Others)
Child's play takes on a whole new meaning as some of your favorite toys and games come to naughty life as the Hollywood Jane Revue Presents: Toy Box Burlesque at Rockwell Table & Stage. Wind up some of the cheekiest burlesque stars in Los Angeles and they'll go on stage at this playful revue, bringing back some very fond memories of your playthings.
Bruce Bruce's captivating improv skills and larger-than-life comedic style have helped set him apart from other stand-up comedians. Known for his superior wit, spontaneity and adult humor, Bruce was the host for two seasons on BET's Comic View, had his own Comedy Central special and headlined Montreal's prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. He's starred in movies like Think Like a Man and Top Five and recently appeared on the IFC series Maron. Now, you can catch the versatile funnyman at Oxnard's Levity Live Comedy Club.
Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. The Crucible, a classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 and the McCarthyism which gripped America in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations. See this classic performed under the stars at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga.
CRE Outreach presents the world premiere of Marching On, an original play written by and starring eight military veterans from Veterans Empowerment Theatre. This artistic journey brings their personal stories to life from boot camp to returning home, and highlights the difficulty of transitioning back into society. For one veteran, her transition unlocks memories that have been hidden away for years. Another feels rejected because of the color of his skin while others realize that above all, family matters most. Though alone in their stories, these heroes come together as a unit as they search for the strength to keep marching on. See it at The Blue Door in Culver City.
Who wants to deal with drinking and driving, especially when it comes to bar crawling? The bars are pretty spread out in Los Angeles, so let someone show you some of the best spots around without worrying about how you'll get to each place. This LA Club Crawl takes you through an area the City of Angels cover charge-free, plus comps some drinks for you along the way. Come to Luchini Pizzeria & Bar dressed to impress.
Desperately Seeking Love explores the landmines of dating with a unique twist. When Ryan Paul James' play hits the stage at Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, you'll see six lonely hearts with different backgrounds try to find love in quirky and comedic ways. Each character brings a unique personality and plenty of vulnerabilities to the surface as they lay their souls bare in their pursuit of happiness.
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 '90s rockers when they take the stage of Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach.
The eighteenth installment in an ongoing series of new movement-based works by emerging choreographers, directors and ensembles, presented at Highways Performance Space and Gallery in Santa Monica. New Shoes 18 features works by Caitlin M. Heflin, Colleen Hendricks, Vannia Ibarguen Dance Arts, Katie Mcculla, Chasity Ramsey and Katelyn Sanchez. Works include The Backs of Angels, Re-Yma-gine Yma and Frolicking Gypsies, a hazy daydream of movement, live voice, music and an abundance of flowers that invites the audience to shed the binds of everyday life and release the ever-present wild soul.
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, Jul 20, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Jul 27, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Aug 3, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Aug 10, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Aug 17, 2018 / 9:30pm
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.
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.
From the ashes of her own breakup, Michelle Miracle created a stage where people tell true tales of their own heartbreaking moments. Three years later, Michelle and husband Nima Kharrazi host Breaker/Broken (Stories of the Heart) together, where every month, a different mix of actors, writers, comics, and storytellers open their wounds and let the audience in -- finding humor and healing along the way. Each show is a balanced mix of performers and topics -- from written essays about the loss of a life-long pet, to off-the-cuff, raw emotion about a break-up that happened yesterday. Explore the ups and downs of love at Open Space in Los Angeles.
From viral videos shared by Beyoncé to crew battles on So You Think You Can Dance, the talented dancers of Syncopated Ladies are at the forefront of the tap movement. During this high-energy show, you'll witness the electrifying and inspiring moves from this world-travelling troupe, where fierce footwork meets a cutting-edge style. Founder Chloé Arnold has debuted choreography on So You Think You Can Dance, Good Morning America, The Talk, The Ellen Show, and over 20 episodes of The Late Late Show With James Corden. Complete with a supporting band of accomplished musicians, the action-packed performance taps through Oxnard Performing Arts Center.
Patrick Marber's fresh, breezy update of Turgenev's classic comedy A Month in the Country is a tale of unrequited passion, unfolding over the course of three days in the sunny Russian countryside. Full of wit, folly and heart, men and women both young and old learn the tender and ridiculous lessons of love. See it at Antaeus Theatre Company in Glendale.
Cinephiles rejoice at Santa Monica's Aero Theatre, where the packed lineup of screenings ranges from iconic black and white comedies to imaginative animated creations to world premieres of new international films, thought-provoking documentaries and beyond. Curated by American Cinematheque, the theater also hosts panel discussions where movie insiders talk shop with filmmakers, cast members and other creative talent. The Aero has been a go-to destination for movie lovers since 1940.
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 7:30pm (In a Lonely Place & Deadline U.S.A.)
Cooped up on maternity leave and eager for conversation, Jessie invites the funny and forthright Lina for coffee in their neighboring backyards. They become fast friends, quickly bonding over their shared "new mom" experience -- and arousing the interest of a wealthy neighbor hoping for a similar connection. This insightful comedy takes an honest look at the absurdities of new motherhood, the dilemma of returning to work versus staying at home, and how class impacts parenthood and friendship. See Cry It Out at the Atwater Village Theatre.
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, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 8:30pm
How far is heaven? This summer, it just might be the distance between you and Ojai's most enchanting outdoor amphitheater, Libbey Bowl. That's where the Grammy-winning Los Lonely Boys are bringing a nighttime concert packed with their unique brand of Texican rock 'n' roll, which they first introduced to the world on their No. 1 hit "Heaven." Made up of three brothers, Los Lonely Boys draw on their Tejano roots to create a special blend of sweet harmonies, infectious rhythms and great guitar hooks. The resulting sound shows influences that include musical luminaries as varied as the Beatles, Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana and Stevie Ray Vaughan. With more than three million albums sold, Los Lonely Boys have toured with the likes of the Rolling Stones and Los Lobos. Now you can catch the trio live when they hit Libbey Bowl.
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
You're in for a night of fun and fantasy as you enter through the Distillery to a private Speakeasy to see L.A.-based theatrical burlesque troupe The Dollface Dames slinks through the audience for an intimate night of Vintage entertainment. The Dames' show at R6 Distillery in El Segundo features a variety of burlesque acts combining the art of the tease with fan dances, pointe, tap, fire-wielding, hoop tricks and more.
Highly acclaimed by his peers as "one of the most unique acts in the world of magic today," Arthur Trace is the eighth magician in the history of magic to be awarded The International Brotherhood of Magicians Gold Medal. You may have seen him on Masters of Illusion or Penn & Teller's Fool Us. This time he brings his creative conjuring to the intimate Electric Lodge Theater with his mesmerizing show, The Artful Deceiver.
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.
Add a twist to date night, girls' night out or simply me time with Drink, Paint Create at Barclay's Coffee & Tea in Northridge. Come see for yourself and unleash your inner Picasso! The event provides all the supplies, you just bring your wine! Artist guides will lead you step-by-step to your completed painting in two hours and you get to take home your masterpiece to show off to your friends and family!!
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Aug 3, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Aug 17, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Aug 31, 2018 / 7:00pm
The raucous, impolite, poetic duo 7Horse is beloved by fans for their gorgeously noisy, guitar-heavy, drum-slamming sound that sets them apart from everything else on the airwaves. Catch 7Horse live on the stage at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach.
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.
Jenni and Selena tribute artists will take over the Sage Restaurant & Lounge in Whittier with a night honoring the Latin pop stars. They'll be performing in the main room, where DJs will also spin '80s and Spanish-language hits.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 10:45pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)
A recent signee with Epic Records, R&B artist A.CHAL had a huge hit with "Love n Hennessey," with 2 Chainz and Nicky Jam, off his latest album On GAZ, and now he's coming to perform live at the hot new Cirivellos in Long Beach. USA Today said A.CHAL's sound falls somewhere "in the negative space between hip-hop, R&B, chillwave, and pop music." He's set to be joined by Real 92.3 DJ Carisma.
Bareburger is partnering with The Dollface Dames to bring you Barelesque: Frisky Friday, an immersive evening featuring burlesque, circus acts, singing, boylesque, fire and variety. Enter through the curtain and embark on a fantastic adventure of food, feathered fans, fire and frivolity in our exclusive VIP show in Santa Monica.
Chart-topping Australian rockers the Little River Band bring their high-energy guitar (and keytar) harmonies and stirring vocals to the Libbey Bowl in Ojai. With unforgettable tracks such as "Reminiscing," "Lady," "Lonesome Loser" and "It's a Long Way There," they were one of the biggest hit-making groups of the '70s and '80s, churning out more than a dozen Top 40 songs on the U.S. charts alone, and selling more than 30 million albums worldwide. Now, more than four decades into an incredible career, Little River Band show no signs of slowing, infusing pop classics with dynamic new arrangements that will take your breath away at this concert under the stars.
Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
The Laramie Project takes place in the year 2000, two years after the murder of Matthew Shepard, the gay 21-year-old student of the University of Wyoming. In this story, you will meet several of the Laramie residents and witness the various reactions to this tragedy. You will also meet members of the Tectonic Theater Project, who helped write and originally stage this play, alongside playwright Moises Kaufman. This show can be experienced at Oxnard's Elite Theatre.
Randy Bachman stands in rarified air as one of a handful of artists who've topped the charts in two different bands. He climbed to the top with The Guess Who's "American Woman" and "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," as leader and singer of Bachman-Turner Overdrive. In a career spanning over five decades, he has earned over 12 platinum, gold and silver records and his distinctive brand of guitar-driven, no-holds-barred hard rock is instantly recognized worldwide. Now, The Canyon Santa Clarita hosts the hitmaker behind classic rock gems like "Takin' Care of Business" and "These Eyes." The legendary Canadian rocker will be joined by guitar virtuoso Mike Dawes.
Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
The Blade of Jealousy is a madcap comedy of disguise and deception in modern-day Los Angeles. Written by Henry Ong (inspired by a Spanish play by Tirso de Molina, La Celosa de si Misma (Jealous of Herself), The Blade of Jealousy comes to Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jul 29, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Aug 5, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Aug 12, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Aug 19, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Aug 26, 2018 / 7:00pm
Dennis Quaid and The Sharks have been performing in front of thousands of people receiving rave reviews. He is not just another actor turned rock star -- he is a rock star. Dennis Quaid is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist. He performs many original plus classic hits such as "Spill the Wine," "Gloria" and many more. The band's origins can be traced to one night when Quaid went to see actor Harry Dean Stanton and his longtime band (appropriately named the Harry Dean Stanton Band) perform at an L.A. club. Quaid was invited to join the band onstage. At first reluctant because of his decade-long layoff from music, Quaid finally did perform with the band and was successful enough that James, also a member of Stanton's band, approached Quaid about starting a group of their own. James quickly began recruiting others for the band and it wasn't long before Dennis Quaid & the Sharks, which specializes in "rock 'n' roll and country-soul," was performing at L.A. clubs. The band even throws in a Jerry Lee Lewis song or two in the mix, such as "Great Balls of Fire," which Quaid has firsthand experience performing, having played "The Killer" in a 1989 biopic. Quaid said the shows are as much fun for those in attendance than they are for the band. "(The audiences) have a blast, which is all we want," he said. "I make a complete and utter fool of myself. I think that's the only way to have fun (onstage), instead of trying to pretend to be cool and all the rest of that stuff." Experience Dennis Quaid & The Sharks at The Rose in Pasadena.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
While exploring an ancient library, you discover a secret passage that leads you into the mysterious lab of an ancient alchemist. The door slams shut and locks behind you -- now, with only an hour until the alchemist returns, you must uncover and unite the four lost elements to release the hidden power of the Philosopher's Stone and escape the room. This live action event at Escape Room L.A. is a fun and frantic challenge requiring critical thinking, creativity and plenty of teamwork.
Get your summer on with Groundlings Family Road Trip, a night that'll heal your terrible flashbacks from childhood with laughter and original sketches. This latest and greatest main stage show incorporates both improv and written genius at the iconic Los Angeles theater, but not without the help of your suggestions! Groundlings has been running for over 40 years and has catapulted dozens of comedians into the Hollywood spotlight. With a cast of growing comedians who have made appearances in hit films and television shows like Ted, Raising Hope and Workaholics, you never know who you might see next on the big screen.
From singer-songwriters and tribute bands to jazz, blues, country, rock and roots artists, Stellar Shows brings rising stars and well-established acts to The Broken Drum. Spend an awesome evening listening to live music at the Pike Outlets in downtown Long Beach.
From Louisa May Alcott's classic book, Little Women: The Musical follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested. Her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope -- the sounds of a young America finding its voice. Enjoy this hit Broadway musical at the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse.
The theater of Ellen McLaughlin (Angels in America) and Rinde Eckert, known for his Kennedy Center performances and his acting out of little men with big ideas, is juxtaposed with the poetry of Edoardo Ponti and Allison Joseph in this new and surprising work from Red Hen Press. At the Kitchen Table with Rinde and Ellen carries the viewer into a spin of story floating between the poetic and the theatrical. See it first at the Edye at The Broad Stage in Los Angeles.
Though named after a goofy Monty Python sketch, Toad the Wet Sprocket proved to be no joke when the Santa Barbara alternative band's album, Fear, went platinum in 1991. With bright, jangly guitar chords reminiscent of REM and tender, evocative lyrics, Toad hits such as "All I Want" and "Walk on the Ocean" became the stuff of many a mixtape as well as soundtracks for films ranging from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to So I Married an Axe Murderer. After 25 years of performing, the four-piece continues to bring their mellow, melodic folk-pop to sold-out venues around the world. Check them out at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
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.
Looking for the best burlesque in Los Angeles? Bobbie Burlesque Presents is an always-entertaining show featuring sexy striptease artists, circus feats and more. The ever-changing mix of male and female headliners, variety acts and acrobatic aerialists is designed to provide a different, yet equally stimulating, entertainment experience each time out. A legend on the local scene, boylesque star Bobbie Burlesque has been producing cutting-edge cabaret shows for more than a decade, and was chosen as one of the area's best purveyors of the form by TimeOut Los Angeles. Now he's bringing the party to Harvelle's Long Beach.
Two love stories. Two suicides. The newest work from legendary poet-playwright Murray Mednick is a dramatic character study incorporating historical footage and photos in a theatrical exploration of two distantly connected relationships: that of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and his wife Nadya, and of Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky and his married lover and "muse" Lilya Brik. Mayakovsky and Stalin comes to the stage of The Lounge Theatres in Los Angeles.
While the '80s might not have been the best time for hair and fashion, it certainly was the decade for a good time on the dance floor. With new wave artists like The Cure, New Order, Joy Division and The Pogues, there was no better time to listen to music while having a blast. And Cruel Summer will take you there, even if you don't own a Member's Only jacket or time-traveling DeLorean. Featuring The Curse (a tribute to The Cure), Madadjusted (a tribute to The Smiths and Morrissey), Substance (a tribute to New Order), Joy Revision (a tribute to Joy Division) and Dirty Old Town (a tribute to The Pogues), this dance party at The Glass House in Pomona captures the totally excellent sounds, styles and gnarly dance steps from the decade we all love.
Comedian Jason Love presents Laugh Out Loud Comedy, featuring headliners with credits ranging from Showtime and Comedy Central to The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Show With David Letterman and America's Got Talent. Round up your friends or take your sweetheart, and celebrate hump day monthly at the Paseo Camarillo Regency with some of the hottest stand-up comedians around and movie-theater concessions available for purchase. It's 90 minutes of live, "TV clean" laughs.
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Aug 15, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Oct 17, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Dec 19, 2018 / 7:30pm
Named the best show of its kind across the country, The Dinner Detective arrives at the Queen Mary in Long Beach to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights. This special Goldstar offer includes admission, dinner and a commemorative mug.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 6:00pm
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, Jul 18, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Jul 25, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Aug 1, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Aug 8, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Aug 15, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Aug 22, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Aug 29, 2018 / 6:00pm
The Nighshift brings together L.A.'s finest talent and puts them all together in a room after dark, after hours with no safe spaces and no filters. It's comedy in its rawest form where anything goes and sidesplitting laughter expected. Come join the fun at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood.
New Wave pop group Berlin broke through in a big way in the '80s, particularly after the iconic appearance of their hit song "Take My Breath Away" in the movie Top Gun. The band's unforgettable melodies and cutting edge synth-pop sound also sent them into the stratosphere with hits like "No More Words," "Masquerade" and "The Metro." To this day, the band is led by charismatic original vocalist Terri Nunn, who claimed the No. 11 spot on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Women in Rock." They're currently working on new material for an upcoming album release and are set to rock the house at The Canyon Santa Clarita.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Four decades after the inception of X, one thing is clear: X was not only one of the most influential bands to crash out of the punk movement of the late '70s, but the band's music continues to be sonically groundbreaking today. Songs written during the group's inception are as relevant and inventive today as they were in 1977. The band's early albums, Los Angeles (1980), produced by Ray Manzarek of the Doors, Wild Gift (1981), and Under the Big Black Sun (1982) explored dark love and an even darker L.A. with the unflinching eye of a Raymond Chandler novel. As they released each ensuing album, More Fun in the New World (1983) and Ain't Love Grand (1985), the band continued to grow sonically and politically, fearlessly mixing genres without ever losing its center. Each member went on to explore diverse careers -- careers that included acting, art, writing, producing and multiple side projects. The fact is, no one sounds like X and no one ever will. Catch this legendary band at The Canyon in Agoura Hills.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Flappers Comedy Club brings Los Angeles' top comics to Burbank for a wide range of lively shows, from stand-up lineups featuring national headliners seen on network TV, HBO, BET and Comedy Central, to comedy contests showcasing up-and-coming performers. Throw in some weekly hilarious themed shows and a menu full of fries, wings, tots and margaritas. Flappers Burbank also hosts variety nights and other one-of-a-kind events. Plus, you never know what celebrity comics might drop by for a guest set.
Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 / 5:00pm (Funny Folks Over 40)Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 / 7:00pm (Jeff Garlin)Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 / 9:00pm (Swingin' Sundays)Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (Celebrity Drop Inn Tuesday)Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 10:00pm (Hump Day Late Nite)Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 10:00pm (Get It On Tape)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 10:00pm (Jackie Fabulous)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 4:30pm (Two Milk Minimum)
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, Jul 18, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jul 25, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Aug 1, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Aug 8, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Aug 15, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Aug 22, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Aug 29, 2018 / 7:00pm
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.
From Sarah Treem -- the creator and showrunner of Showtime's The Affair -- comes the powerful stage play, When We Were Young and Unafraid. This intriguing show keeps secrets, tests perceptions and challenges not only 1970s conventions but contemporary ones as well. In the early '70s, before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act, Agnes has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where victims of domestic violence can seek refuge. But to Agnes's dismay, her latest runaway is beginning to influence Agnes's college-bound daughter. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder outside of Agnes's tiny world, she's forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she's spent her life trying to help. Enjoy When We Were Young and Unafraid at West Hollywood's Marilyn Monroe Theatre.
Bestselling author, comic, Paralympian and YouTuber Josh Sundquist tracked down all the girls he'd ever tried to date to ask why they rejected him. He shares the results of his semiscientific investigation (and yes, it's a true story) in this one-of-a-kind live performance that blends interactive storytelling with standup comedy. Hear his embarrassing tell-all live at the Santa Monica Playhouse.
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.
Once upon a time, holograms were either some sci-fi fantasy ("Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope") or some sort of futuristic technology you'd never hope to see in your lifetime. But when a holographic Tupac Shakur materialized at the 2012 Coachella alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog, minds were forever blown. Now, you can experience the phenomenon yourself in this cutting-edge concert presented by Hologram USA, featuring the best of jazz icon Billie Holiday. Through the use of innovative motion capture, high-tech projections and sound editing, legendary stars like Holiday are digitally resurrected on the stage -- and not only can these life-like re-creations perform all of your favorite tunes, they can also interact with the audience. Step inside L.A.'s Hologram USA Theater and see the future as it's unfolding while marveling at a musical genius of the past.
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, Jul 20, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jul 27, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 3, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 10, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 17, 2018 / 8:00pm
Come out and enjoy a fun Arcadia Americana Festival with BBQ, raffles, bubbles, bingo with prizes, games, and crafts for children, at Arcadia Performing Arts Center. The 7:00pm concert features Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm's famous Krazy Kirk & The Hillbillies, who play favorite songs from Beatles, Elvis Presley, and even Bruce Springsteen in a comedic bluegrass style with many jokes and laughter.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 5:00pm (Outdoor Concert at 7:00pm)
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.
Step into an enchanted world for a brand-new retelling of the classic tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast. Not only will you get to see the beloved movie come to life at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, but you'll also see the original Belle, Susan Egan, returning to the role for the first time since her Broadway debut. With music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, this much-anticipated production will transform your spirit, leaving you captivated by adventure, revenge, true friendship and love that knows no limitations.
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, Jul 21, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 9:00pm
The critically acclaimed and award-winning star of Broadway's Wicked, The Light in the Piazza and the Las Vegas hit Steve Wynn's Showstoppers, actor-singer David Burnham comes to Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club to star in his latest cabaret extravaganza. Burnham's also released several solo recordings and helmed several one-man shows.
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, Jul 21, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 18, 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, Jul 21, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 7:00pm
Spend a warm summer night with the LA Philharmonic at this Hollywood Bowl concert featuring the works of Tchaikovsky and Tchaikovsky's favorite composer -- Mozart. Italian conductor Speranza Scappucci, a rising star in the world of classical music, makes her Philharmonic debut conducting Mozart's Haffner and Overture to the Marriage of Figaro. These classic hits from the '80s -- 1780s, that is -- were written at the height of Mozart's popularity and give a glimpse into the composer's output when he was a true rockstar of the Viennese concert scene. Then, the ensemble tackles Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, written in 1880 as a tribute to Mozart's singular style. Finally, dazzling solo violinist Ray Chen performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.
Still going strong decades after their 1982 debut, the original lineup of British new wave rock group The Fixx hasn't lost its touch. The classic sound still features the haunting guitar of Jamie West-Oram, expressive synth of Rupert Greenall, pounding bass of Dan K. Brown, steady beat of Adam Woods and unforgettable vocals of Cy Curnin. Now, the seminal band is back at it with a U.S. concert tour that brings it to Libbey Bowl in Ojai. The Beach Tour celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the release of their multi-platinum Reach The Beach album and the band will play the entire album from front to back, in addition to other hits and fan favorites from their long, storied career. Released in 1983 the album spawned three Top 40 singles; "One Thing Leads To Another," "Saved By Zero," and "The Sign Of Fire."
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
Hundreds of feet below downtown Los Angeles, a lost civilization's ancient treasure awaits discovery, and Escape Room LA's The Cavern is waiting for you to find it. Join the expedition for an interactive live-action adventure in which you'll descend into a mysterious underground lair where the mission begins to go horribly wrong. Trapped in the depths of the creepy cavern, you'll have less than an hour to escape, working with your team to find clues and solve the challenging puzzles needed to break free and climb back to the glorious light of day. Will you make it?
Jason Mast, the Hollywood star at the center of the new play Famous, is living the dream. He's just been nominated for his first Oscar and is throwing the party to end all parties to celebrate, and you're invited. Through his eyes, you'll witness a world fueled by sex, money and power, where image is everything. The night unfolds at an adrenaline-rushed pace, ultimately revealing one of Jason's darkest secrets. His attempt to control the outcome ignites a chain of events that pushes the boundaries of real friendship and reveals the true cost of fame. Writer-director Michael Leoni, whose previous hit, Elevator, earned raves from the Los Angeles Times and Broadway World, brings this look at the cost of fame to The 11:11.
Join Mowgli and his crew of animal friends when Rudyard Kipling's beloved children's story The Jungle Book comes to life on stage at the Pasadena Playhouse. Featuring visually stunning imagery, interactive video technology and classic songs, audiences of all ages will thrill to this tale of a boy raised by wolves who sets out on an adventure through the jungle with the help of his friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, where they must face the evil tiger Shere Khan, who hates mankind. The timeless tale teaches audiences about loyalty, honor, courage, tradition, integrity and persistence.
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.
In the award-winning comic play Under the Jello Mold, Jennie Fahn revisits her very colorful character of a mother during what turned out to be the final act of her mother's life. Jennie's mother was a force to be reckoned with -- a former dancer never content to merely rehash her past, there was always a story to be embellished, always a name to drop, always a lesson to teach. Jennie learns that not only were her post-mortem instructions hid in a specific place ... her mother was also hiding a long-held secret. Enjoy this comedy about life, loss and being of sound mind and body at the Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Four decades after the inception of X, one thing is clear: X was not only one of the most influential bands to crash out of the punk movement of the late '70s, but the band's music continues to be sonically groundbreaking today. Songs written during the group's inception are as relevant and inventive today as they were in 1977. The band's early albums, Los Angeles (1980), produced by Ray Manzarek of the Doors, Wild Gift (1981), and Under the Big Black Sun (1982) explored dark love and an even darker L.A. with the unflinching eye of a Raymond Chandler novel. As they released each ensuing album, More Fun in the New World (1983) and Ain't Love Grand (1985), the band continued to grow sonically and politically, fearlessly mixing genres without ever losing its center. Each member went on to explore diverse careers -- careers that included acting, art, writing, producing and multiple side projects. The fact is, no one sounds like X and no one ever will. Catch this legendary band at The Canyon in Santa Clarita.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
1930s Chicago. The Depression in full swing. Unemployment. Fear. Graft and corruption at City Hall. What do you need when society starts to fall apart? A strong man who steps in to take control. Arturo Ui, a small time gangster with an insatiable appetite for power, convinces a panicked population that no one has the answers but him. He and his cronies will provide protection -- even if you don't know you're looking for it. With a savage blend of comedy and pastiche, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Brecht's 1941 satirical masterpiece about Hitler's rise to power in 1930s Germany, demonstrates how demagogues take power and how easily democracies become autocracies. See it now at City Garage at Bergamot in Santa Monica.
An exciting group activity, Escape Room LA has drawn hundreds of teams together for a unique and lively experience, one that doesn't involve dropping all your money at the club or bar-hopping in Hollywood. Instead, go head to head in a race against the clock on an expedition to find a fabled treasure in a jungle pyramid. The Mask of the Jade Warrior is hidden in a secret tomb, and it's up to your group to find it. Can you solve the pyramid's perplexing puzzles, riddles and challenges to find jade mask and escape? Or will you be trapped inside forever?
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, Jul 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (Pre-Show at 7:30pm)Monday, Jul 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Pre-Show at 7:30pm)Monday, Jul 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Pre-Show at 7:30pm)Monday, Aug 6, 2018 / 8:00pm (Pre-show at 7:30pm)Monday, Aug 13, 2018 / 8:00pm (Pre-show at 7:30pm)Monday, Aug 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Pre-show at 7:30pm)Monday, Aug 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Pre-show at 7:30pm)
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.
Calling all would-be jitterbuggers! Swing Night is returning to the Wiltern in Los Angeles. Bring a partner or come solo, and get ready to jump, jive and wail during these combination lesson and dance party nights. Kick off the night with an hour-long swing dance lesson, then hit the dance floor and show off your new Lindy hop moves as live bands play swingin' tunes from the '20s through '40s.
Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 / 7:00pm (1940's Night featuring Candy Jacket Jazz Band and The San Andreas Sisters w/ The Fabus Four)Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 / 7:00pm (Roaring 20's feat. Lizzy and the Triggermen )
How far would a man go to protect his family, his interests and his legacy? Joe Keller, the patriarch in Arthur Miller's classic American drama, desperately wants to secure and maintain the financial security and legacy he spent so many years building, ready to hand it down to his surviving son Chris. At the same time, Joe's wife Kate is still waiting for their eldest son Larry to return from war, determined that he is alive and will marry the former girl-next-door, Ann -- the daughter of Joe's former business partner, who is sitting in prison. To complicate matters, Chris and Ann are in love and want to get married. Revisit this exquisitely written, post-war play depicting an American family in a tragic downfall of lies, greed, love and loss, as it gently asks its audience to examine their own social responsibilities to all the sons of American wars. Enjoy All My Sons at North Hollywood's Group Rep.
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, Jul 18, 2018 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 / 10:00pm
The Groundlings Sunday Company puts forth new sketches every week in its hilarious show Desperately Seeking Sunday. It's a fun cast brimming with new talent from the top level of L.A.'s Groundlings School.
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, Jul 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)Friday, Jul 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)
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.
The longest-running solo musical play in the USA, The Hebrew Hillbilly: Fifty Shades of Oy Vey! makes its way to the Santa Monica Playhouse. Raised in the Deep South, Shelley Fisher has had success as a jazz and blues vocalist and a recording artist in L.A., along with creating her own romantic-comedy cooking show, Forkplay. She even had a close encounter with The King, Elvis! Her tale is a heartwarming testament to the power of dreams, determination and finding purpose beyond the Hollywood sign. The Hebrew Hillbilly, her funny and moving musical celebration, features 17 original Memphis-inspired pop, blues and rock 'n' roll songs, which she penned with pop composers Harold Payne and Ken Hirsch.
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.
The Boogie Knights, the world's top disco revival show, are back at The Canyon in Agoura Hills in all their bell bottom and polyester-wearing glory. Covering everyone from the Bee Gees to K.C. and the Sunshine Band to Heatwave, the Knights began their career as a Halloween joke in 1992, but have since performed live for more than two million people across America and beyond. Their live shows, complete with wacky choreography, have been seen on MTV and at several major sporting events.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
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.
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.
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.
For 20 years, Julian Stefoni has been partying like it's 1999. As the lead singer of Erotic City, Stefoni delivers one of the most sublime -- and now one of the most poignant -- tributes to the late Prince on the planet. The band's high-energy show doesn't stint on the high heels, lace pants, crushed velvet and all the electric sexiness associated with "His Purple Majesty." Now Erotic City comes to The Rose in Pasadena to perform classics like "When Doves Cry," "Little Red Corvette," "I Wanna Be Your Lover" and "Purple Rain."
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
For a relaxing Sunday outing, it's hard to beat brunch at Santa Anita Park's FrontRunner restaurant. You'll have a spot at a table reserved for the day, where you can soak up the gorgeous views of the track and the San Gabriel Mountains beyond while digging into a buffet brunch with plenty of sweet and savory options and two hours of bottomless mimosas! And, of course, there will be plenty of world-class Thoroughbred racing being simulcast from Los Alamitos or Del Mar Race Track. Place your bets, cheer on your horse and have a blast this Sunday afternoon.
Should you go to the movies, or spend the evening outdoors at a park? Thanks to Street Food Cinema, you don't have to choose! Head to the grounds of Los Angeles' Pan-Pacific Park, grab a delicious meal from one of the participating food trucks, chill to some great live music, and then settle in on your low lawn chair for the night's featured movie on a giant screen. Some weeks feature family movies, and others feature popular films for adult crowds. Giveaways, activities and more make Street Food Cinema a great night of entertainment.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:30pm (The Princess Bride -- Doors Open at 5:30pm)Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 8:30pm (Xanadu -- Doors Open at 5:30pm)
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, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 8:00pm
Who was Mary Jo Kopechne? The answer to a trivia question? The woman who kept Ted Kennedy from being President? The ultimate #MeToo victim? The Death and Life of Mary Jo Kopechne imagines who this young woman was and who she could have been had she not gotten in the car with the senator. What if the two dead Kennedy brothers, JFK and RFK, had shown up to bail out their kid brother? What if Mary Jo Kopechne had the chance to confront them? And what if things had gone differently that fateful night in July of 1969, just 24 hours before man landed on the moon -- and three years before Richard Nixon inhabited the White House? A timely dramedy of magic realism and revisionist history told with wit and insight, The Death and Life of Mary Jo Kopechne comes to the Odyssey Theatre in L.A.
Once upon a time, holograms were either sci-fi fantasy ("Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope") or some sort of futuristic technology you'd never hope to see in your lifetime. But when a holographic Tupac Shakur materialized at the 2012 Coachella alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, minds were forever blown. Now, you can experience the phenomenon yourself in Higher & Higher: The Jackie Wilson Story, a cutting-edge concert presented by Hologram USA that showcases the life of the dynamic R&B entertainer known as Mr. Excitement. A Grammy and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Wilson had more than 20 hit singles, including his signature tunes "Lonely Teardrops" and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher." Through the use of innovative motion capture, high-tech projections and sound editing, legendary stars like Wilson are digitally resurrected on the stage -- and not only can these life-like re-creations perform all of your favorite tunes, they can also interact with the audience. Step inside L.A.'s Hologram USA Theater and see the future as it's unfolding while marveling at a musical genius of the past.
Based on true events, Hostage is a human drama about the backlash one family must endure when it has the courage to make the political very, very personal. A stunning connection develops between disparate worlds when a mother, unauthorized and unafraid, travels to Tehran to save her 19-year-old son from being held captive by Iranian student revolutionists at the American Embassy. 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.
Grand Central Market has boomed with new food stalls offering delicious food in many forms, but navigating all of the 38 stalls can be overwhelming. The Taste of Grand Central Market tour by Secret City Tours acquaints you with samples from vendors new and old, providing worldly flavors and helpful insights. The dinnertime feast gives you a bounty of delicious food -- enough for a meal -- as well as a mental cheat sheet for many return trips to the culinary wonderland. Drinks are available for purchase from a variety of bars and other vendors. Come to L.A.'s Grand Central Market with an appetite for food and adventure! (Please note that Secret City Tours is a tour operator and isn't affiliated with Grand Central Market itself.)
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, Jul 21, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 5:30pm Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 5:30pm
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, Jul 18, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jul 25, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Aug 1, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Aug 8, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Aug 15, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Aug 22, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Aug 29, 2018 / 7:00pm
In the aftermath of World War II, Japanese-Americans are freed from internment, but the city remains stuck in its divided past in Mexican Day, a Rogue Machine Theatre production. 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.
Yankee Doodle tells the story of Broadway's founding father, George M. Cohan, over the course of 22 show-stopping production numbers. Hear toe-tappingly patriotic hits like "You're a Grand Old Flag," "Mary's a Grand Old Name" and "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy" in this biographical musical revue at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
I Got Troubles! You got troubles! Everybody's got troubles, including the folks at Angie's Coffeehouse: a stressed out Orthodox Jew, a vegan attracted to the owner of a poultry plant, a cutie who hasn't had a date in three months, a former child star who's now just a waitress. See and hear their stories -- and others in Art Shulman's new unusual dramedy making its world premiere at the Crown City Theatre in North Hollywood.
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.
Take your Taco Tuesday to another level at Ixtapa Cantina in Old Town Pasadena. They're hosting a night filled with tacos, tequila and salsa dancing. Enjoy three delicious tacos -- with your choice of carne asada, chicken or carnitas tacos -- and pair them with a flight of three premium tequila shohts from Cazadores: Silver, Reposado and Anejo. After you've fueled up, keep the fun going into the night by kicking up your heels with your included salsa and bachata lessons.
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 6:00pm (Dance Lessons Begin at 8:30pm)Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 / 6:00pm (Dance Lessons Begin at 8:30pm)Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 / 6:00pm (Dance Lessons Begin at 8:30pm)
Why drive out to some Hollywood comedy club when there's the Pop-Up Comedy Van? In the Pop-Up Comedy Show, a lineup of stand-up comedians will deliver hilarious curbside comedy right in downtown Culver City.
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.
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, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:30pm (Doors at 5:30pm - Ocean's Eleven)Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 8:30pm (Doors at 5:30pm - Groundhog Day)
Find a wide variety of vintage clothing, furniture and just about anything else from days gone by at the Santa Monica Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market. This outdoor market at Santa Monica Airport is a destination for many local decorators, clothing designers, and shop owners as well as families and collectors of all ages. Shop for antique furnishings, architectural treasures, paintings from listed European and American artists, estate jewelry, vintage fashion, chandeliers and interesting lighting, antique linens and silver at this popular community event.
Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)
Life goes by fast, and all you'll remember are the most important parts -- especially when it comes to someone you love. But those meaningful relationships are often truly defined by the little moments in between. Met Again, a moving new play by Jacob Smith, takes a look at the entirety of a unique but familiar relationship, from beginning to end, and how those big and small moments -- connections, talks, fights, celebrations and experiences -- all come to mean something more. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes completely heartbreaking, Met Again is like watching a collection of home movies on fast forward beside someone with whom you share a special kind of love. Enjoy the show at the Studio/Stage Theater in Los Angeles.
High above the city of L.A., a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. One man has managed to escape. An off-duty cop is hiding somewhere inside. He's alone, tired ... and he hates Christmas. Get your fix of holiday cheer in June as Theatre Unleashed brings back one of its most popular shows for a short (but wild) summer run to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Die Hard. This show has it all: action, humor, Professor Snape taking people hostage, singing, dancing, the guy from Family Matters, guns, puppets, explosions, the EPA guy from Ghostbusters getting punched in the face, Christmas miracles and familiar holiday friends galore. If you're lucky, there may even be an appearance by the legend himself, Santa Claus! This is so much more than a stage version of the holiday classic, it's parody at its best. Yippee Ki-Yay, Father Christmas!
How far would you go to be loved, popular, or rich? How far would you go to have the life of your fantasies, your dreams? OperaWorks' The Golden Lasso examines these questions and more in this funny but moving performance that combines traditional opera arias and art songs into a brand new story with improvised dialogue. In The Golden Lasso, dating competitors from small towns across America test the limits of their resolve to find love and fame. This new three-act performance comes to Cypress Recital Hall at California State University, Northridge.
Come see music history in the making! EPMD, Doug E. Fresh and Big Daddy Kane perform on the same stage at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, with special guest Ahmad ("Back in the Day"). Even if you're relatively new to the rap game, you'll recognize these rhyme-sayers as some of the most revered, sampled and parroted artists of all time, with tracks like "You Gots to Chill," "La Di Da Di" and "Smooth Operator" helping to define the genre. Be there for one of the best parties of the summer!
Get ready for a sensual evening of Southern soul in Redondo Beach. Music 4 the Soul brings some of the South's smoothest voices to Southern California, including Sir Charles ("Friday"), Calvin Richardson ("Hearsay"), Pokey Bear ("Side Piece"), Gary Jenkins ("Like We Used To") and Cupid ("Cupid Shuffle"). 100 percent of the proceeds from this concert at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center go to benefit Greater Educational Milestones, which funds educational opportunities for students from Compton, Watts, Inglewood and South Los Angeles.
The Wiltern is best known for bringing chart-topping international musical acts to L.A. With the Kids' Classics Summer Movie Series, the famed music venue is catering to a much younger crowd (not to mention, the young at heart). The bill may be a bit different, but you can still sing along! Hear Disney classics like "Hakuna Matata," "You've Got a Friend in Me" and "He's a Tramp" when family film favorites The Lion King, Toy Story and Lady and The Tramp return to the big screen. Come early and take advantage of themed photo ops, face painting and coloring stations. There'll also be yummy food, as well as soft and adult drinks, available for purchase. Kids under three can watch for free.
Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 3:00pm (Lion King)Sunday, Aug 5, 2018 / 3:00pm (Toy Story)Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 / 3:00pm (Lady and the Tramp)Multi-Show Package: July 22, August 5 & August 19 at 3:00pm
The Westside Food & Wine Summer Festival showcases some of L.A.'s best culinary talent and the finest winemakers in Southern California. The two-day festival lets you indulge in delectable dishes and wonderful wines from over 25 food, wine and spirit purveyors while live music fills the West LA College rooftop setting. You'll hear a combination of pop, swing and covers on Saturday, while Sunday's live set is devoted to surf rock. This foodie fest is a fundraiser benefitting Culver Palms Meals on Wheels.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 3:00pm-6:00pm (VIP Entry at 2:00pm)Weekend Pass: July 21 & 22, 2018Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 2:00pm-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 1:00pm)
Lysistrata is overwhelmed by grief after losing her father, brother and husband in the wars. When she is finally delivered the body of her only son, she refuses to bury him. Provocative playwright Eduardo Machado reworks this traditional Greek drama with modern language for a fascinating and highly charged world premiere. Two-time Emmy-nominated and SAG Award-winning actress Brenda Strong (Bryce Walker's mother on season two of 13 Reasons Why) stars in the title role at Los Angeles' highly respected Odyssey Theatre.
Julie Sturrock, wife to the ruthless businessman Charle Sturrock, longs to write mysteries. She meets David Rodingham, a young writer whose home Sturrock has just bought, and together they dream up the perfect murder plot. This thriller from Frederick Knott -- the author of Dial M for Murder and Wait Until Dark -- can be enjoyed at the Pacific Palisades' Theatre Palisades.
The Tequila & Taco Music Festival returns to the beautiful beachside town of Ventura for a delightful day of Mas Margaritas. This celebration of Mexican food and culture moves along to a soundtrack of live music and the clinking of glasses. Though craft beer is available, the focus is on margaritas -- each crafted by acclaimed bartenders using top-shelf tequila. Gourmet street-style tacos provide the ideal pairing for drinks and the ideal decoration for any hats with a wide enough brim.
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.
Our Very Own Carlin McCullough is a 10-year-old tennis prodigy, being raised by a supportive single mom. But when her daughter's dedicated new coach begins guiding her career to smashing success, it sets off a fierce back-and-forth volley over what's best for the girl and her future. Written by actress Amanda Peet (Brockmire, The Good Wife, Something's Gotta Give), and starring Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife) and Joe Tippett (Waitress) this exciting new play is set to receive its world premiere at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the acclaimed Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Sized up with Mary's own magical measuring tape, the 7-time Tony Award-winning musical Mary Poppins would definitely be "Practically Perfect in Every Way." Based on P.L. Travers' stories and the classic Disney film, this high-flying musical extravaganza lands at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre, complete with spoonfuls of imagination, heart and whimsy. You and your family will be swept away by such iconic tunes as "Step in Time," "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and, of course, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," as young Jane and Michael learn valuable life lessons from their unconventional nanny and the lovable jack-of-all-trades Bert. Be sure not to miss the magic of Mary Poppins, who teaches us that "anything can happen if you let it."
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.
The beautiful Cafe Sevilla invites guests to come and enjoy a magical evening of Spanish and Gypsy flamenco dance, an authentic three-course meal and an atmosphere of European elegance and Mediterranean spirit. Celebrating its 25th year, Sevilla is a fixture in Long Beach, and its flamenco dinner-show showcases a variety of dancers, singers, percussionists and guitarists. Adding to the gypsy vibe, Saturday shows will feature a live belly dancer. The included dinner features a salad, the famous Spanish dish paella Valenciana or short rib/salmon duet, and for dessert, crema Catalana, the restaurant's award-winning chocolate espresso creme brulee. A tapas menu, full bar, eclectic wine list and other menu upgrades are also available for a la carte purchase.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 7:00pm
With smash hits like "Conga" and "1-2-3," Cuban-born Gloria Estefan became the most successful crossover artist of all time. Together with her husband and producer, Emilio, Estefan has won 26 Grammy Awards, sold over 100 million records and packed stadiums from Sydney to Singapore. Now the Estefans' incredible story comes to the stage in the musical On Your Feet! A top-notch creative team -- including Jerry Mitchell, the Tony-winning director of Kinky Boots; Sergio Trujillo, choreographer of Jersey Boys; and Alexander Dinelaris, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Birdman -- brings this musical to life. From their early days in Miami to global superstardom, the Estefans' journey is told through some of the biggest hits of the last 30 years: "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Get on Your Feet," "Don't Wanna Lose You," "Coming Out of the Dark" and more. Don't miss On Your Feet! at the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles.
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.
Tassels will be spinning as the sexy and seductive biweekly burlesque show Tease, If You Please transports you back to the golden age of striptease and Gypsy Rose Lee. Staged at the historic Globe Theater in downtown Los Angeles, Tease, If You Please spotlights some of the most creative dancers in the business, tapped specifically for their originality, stage presence and style. Miss Donna Hood, who performed alongside the one-and-only Dita Von Teese in Strip, Strip, Hooray!, produces this thoroughly modern yet vintage-style show, which stars a rotating cast of talented artists including Olivia Bellafontaine, Jessabelle Thunder and Tonya Kay, in an elegant cabaret-style atmosphere.
You're trapped inside an old haunted theater and it's up to you to free the spirit in order to escape. In this fun, spooky new take on the immensely popular escape-room experience, you're led through the stage door and into a theater haunted by an unnamed ghost. Suddenly the door locks behind you, and the game begins. You have one hour to free the ghost or be trapped inside the theater forever! As you explore the backstage and dressing rooms, you'll uncover clues and puzzles that will lead you to the objects you need to create a magical spell and release the ghost before your time runs out. Will you make it out in time?
Part summer camp, part safari, part immersive art experience, part foodie paradise, the zoo's musical Roaring Nights are back and reinvented for 2018. Explore the zoo after hours -- with pop-up zookeeper talks, special feedings and animal discovery stations -- while grooving to live bands, DJs and a silent disco experience. Throughout the evening, snap selfies with artworks that have "come to life" at an optical-illusion gallery, dine on fare from L.A.'s favorite food trucks, and enjoy specialty cocktails, backyard games and glamping vibes at The Watering Hole, an all-new open-air lounge.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 6:00pm (Saved by the 90s and DJ Johnny Hawkes)Friday, Aug 17, 2018 / 6:00pm (Highway Starr and DJ Johnny Hawkes)Friday, Sep 14, 2018 / 6:00pm (DJ Richard Blade and Flashback Heart Attack)