This epic, award-winning musical from the creators of Les Misérables tells the tale of Kim, a young Vietnamese woman who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by the notorious Engineer. During the final days of the Vietnam War, she meets and falls for an American G.I. named Chris, but they are soon torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Kim then spends the ensuing three years on an epic journey to find her way back to Chris, who is unaware that he has fathered a son. The powerful love story is a modern retelling of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and boasts a talented cast of 42 performing iconic songs like “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World” and “American Dream.” Get your tickets with this offer, and see this stunning production of Miss Saigon at the Hollywood Pantages.
APOLLO 11 is a ground-breaking new play with an original story inspired by the Apollo missions. The show is performed by a full cast in the spectacular LUNAR DOME with 40,000 square feet of video projections. APOLLO 11 tells the story of the Moon landing from the perspective of the 400,000 people who worked together to put astronauts on the Moon and bring them safely home. Join us as we take you from the thrill of the countdown to the enormous Saturn V rocket launch and on an unforgettable journey to the Moon and back. APOLLO 11 is live on stage in the LUNAR DOME, located in Lot K of the historic Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
What are your best memories from childhood? Kidspace Children’s Museum evokes all those memories while creating a safe space for children to experience them too. Families can go hands-on with all kinds of innovative exhibits, themes and attractions, bridging arts, humanities and sciences. Kidspace Children’s Museum celebrates its 40th year of providing fun and educational experiences to children and families.
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)
Could you BE any more excited for this show? Sure, you can binge watch Friends again, but that will take you ages. The musical parody will recreate the best moments of all 10 seasons and tackle the important questions that don’t get answered on the show, like how does Monica afford that apartment, anyway?
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, The Time Machine, takes inspiration from science fiction and steampunk fantasies to take you around the world and into the past, present and future in search of great art and amazing stories.
Nuevo flamenco guitar duo Rod and Gab are also serious rock fans who’ve famously covered Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and Metallica’s “Orion” over the course of their 20-year career. Their latest album, Mettavolution, includes their most ambitious cut yet, a spine-tingling acoustic version of Pink Floyd’s 23-minute prog-rock opus “Echoes.” Make sure your phone’s flashlight is charged and ready to shine when they let loose with that one at the Greek.
A year-round extension of the Outfest Film Festival, Outfest Film Screenings help to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender stories and the people who tell them by showcasing movies about the LGBT community and its experiences. The films shown at this monthly program of screenings and discussions at venues around Los Angeles range from episodes of television shows to features, lighthearted comedies to powerful historical dramas. It’s the perfect opportunity to support the LGBTQ community while staying up to date on the latest and greatest in the world of independent film.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:00pm (To The Stars at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:30pm (Cubby at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 11:15am (Panel: Filmmaking Opportunities in LGBTQ-Friendly Taiwan at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 1:45pm (Saint Frances at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 4:30pm (Queering the Script at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 9:45pm (Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 11:00am (Cubby at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 4:00pm (An Almost Ordinary Summer at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)
For The Record, in collaboration with nightlife impresarios The Houston Brothers, bring an MTV teenage dream to life inside the ultimate 1980s speakeasy, Break Room 86. Through a secret entrance inside The Line Hotel, step into a new wave vision of Shermer High School, the place where a Geek, Jock, Basket Case, Princess and Rebel started breaking stereotypes. The Brat Pack: Summer School! — An ’80s Soundtrack Experience tells the story of a decade’s most famous fictional school using the best teen films ever made and their unforgettable music. The Breakfast Club,Say Anything,Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,Fast Times, and more, come to life through songs like “Don’t You Forget About Me,” “True,” and “If You Leave,” turning the hilarious and heartbreaking world of high school in the ‘80s into an immersive, rock ’n’ roll fantasy.
Want cash? A vacation? A brand new car? Then head on over to Let’s Make a Deal with Wayne Brady to scratch Game Show Contestant off your bucket list! Come join us in the studio audience for the chance to play this zany and fun game show! Over $7,000,000 in cash and prizes were given away this past season! That’s an average of about $80,000 in cash and prizes per day. This season could be your chance to win, so get your tickets now! Let’s Make a Deal tapes THREE shows a day and it has the best odds in town to win! DON’T MISS OUT. Make a deal with Wayne Brady in Los Angeles!
Visible Ink and the Beverly Hills Playhouse have announced a new production of Stephen Sachs’s critically-acclaimed comedy/drama, Bakersfield Mist, set for a limited nine-performance run at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Under the direction of Amir Korangy, the cast will feature Diane Cary and John Mawson. "It’s exhilarating in the extreme when a play strikes rich on every conceivable level. Such is the case with Stephen Sachs’ Bakersfield Mist. A wry two-hander that handles highbrow artistic issues while zinging in plenty of uproarious one-liners. A perfect marriage of emotion and ideas that is rare indeed,” Los Angeles Times.
Following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs, first in 2018 and again earlier this year, writer/performer Barra Grant returns with her darkly hilarious mother-daughter story: the true, inside tale of Grant’s seismic relationship with her mother, Bess Myerson. Pageant Productions and Canon Theatricals present Miss America’s Ugly Daughter: Bess Myerson & Me, written and performed by Grant and featuring Monica Piper. Eve Brandstein directs once again, this time for the opening at the Edgemar Center for the Arts. Grant’s critically acclaimed play is her fascinating account of growing up a confused ugly duckling in the shadow of her spectacular mother. An awkward, chubby kid with frizzy hair, buck teeth and no obvious talent, Barra was beauty queen Myerson’s only child. The first and only Jewish Miss America, Myerson was famous — an accomplished pianist, television personality, New York City’s first Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, a close advisor to Mayor Ed Koch, and a national spokesperson against anti-Semitism — until she became infamous, falling in love with the wrong man and going down with her Mafia boyfriend in a judge-bribing scandal.
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.
Music fans have been enjoying the hits of the sixties and seventies since the Summer of Love and beyond. They get to relive those moments on the renowned Happy Together Tour 2019, which is going on its 10th consecutive year. This summer, the Happy Together Tour returns with six headline artists who delivered the biggest hits of the era: The Turtles, Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills.
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 20, 2019 / 6:00pm Dinner (Show Starts at 7:00pm)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 6:00pm Dinner (Show Starts at 7:00pm)Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 6:00pm Dinner (Show Starts at 7:00pm)Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 6:00pm Dinner (Show Starts at 7:00pm)Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 6:00pm Dinner (Show Starts at 7:00pm)Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 6:00pm Dinner (Show Starts at 7:00pm)
Get ready for another imaginative staging of a big musical at the intimate Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles as The Producers arrives in all its overblown, Ovation Recommended glory. When a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, things go awry when the show is a hit. The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an equal opportunity offender.
Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder, and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. Our production will feature thrilling intimacy that will shake the audience to the core. Be prepared to welcome the Demon Barber like never before! An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up … and the carnage has only just begun.
C.S. Lewis is most famous for writing the best-selling The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series, but he was also well known for his personal and public transition from non-believer to devout Christian. The one-man play The Most Reluctant Convert, adapted from Lewis’ own thoughts and writings on the experience, stars award-winning actor Max McLean, who portrays the author as he endures the death of his mother, works through his complicated relationship with his father and walks the path from staunch atheist to one of the most influential Christian intellectuals of his day. After successful runs in New York, D.C. and Chicago, see the philosophical exploration the Chicago Sun-Times called “bristling, provocative, highly entertaining,” when C.S. Lewis Onstage brings one of the past century’s most interesting personalities to life at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
The 23rd Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) 2019 Finals Show will be held Friday, July 19th, with a pre-show at 6:30pm, followed by the 7:00pm live show/webcast, at the Terrace Theater – Long Beach Performing Arts Center. The WCOPA 2019 Finals Show brings together the best singers, dancers, actors, models, instrumentalists and variety artists from more than 60 countries. Hundreds of performers vie for the championship crowns, industry recognition and share in more than half a million dollars in scholarships and prizes! Guest performance by JNS, the first Filipino Dance Group to compete in the finals of America’s Got Talent! WCOPA 2010 Gold Medal Champion vocalist from Malaysia Cheryl K who went on to sing the song “Money” in the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians will perform.
When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another in a way they never could have imagined. In the end, both learn the true power of love and the strength of the bond between a mother and daughter in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation. Based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter — the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits Friday Night Lights and Parenthood — and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal). This production features actors from CSUN’s Teenage Drama Workshop.
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.
Ross Mathews’ bubbly charm and charisma made him a fan favorite on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Since then, his fame has only grown, hosting the 2018 Miss America Pageant and receiving the incredible honor of being named America’s Favorite Celebrity on Celebrity Big Brother. Now, Mathews is leaving the small screen behind to produce the Dragtastic Bubbly Brunch at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles. As Mathews himself describes it, “I make a living judging drag queens, and now I want to give back by putting them to work, using champagne to lure in my favorite queens.” But the fierce and fabulous queens hitting the stage — many of whom are veterans of RuPaul’s Drag Race — aren’t the only ones sipping champagne: Every guest gets a mimosa the second they walk in the door, along with the chance to compete against other guests for another free cocktail with the “lip sync for a drink” activity, based on RuPaul’s “lip sync for your life” challenge.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / Noon
Museum of Dream Space (MODS) is the first museum mainly exhibiting digital art in the United States. The design concept of MODS is illuminated by art design from Yayoi Kusama (famous of infinite rooms) and the development of digital art. MODS is a world full of live images reacting on motion. You have a chance to visit a magical world with incredible Illusions supported by very unique technology. Come and take numerous amount of incredible pictures and videos and be a part of MODS world at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles.
Something extraordinary comes out of a quiet, ordinary place in The Spitfire Grill. Dreams and incredible stories flood the rural town when Hannah makes her establishment the prize in an essay competition. Experience the magic and wonder at the Garry Marshall Theatre, named for the Hollywood legend who believed that sharing a live storytelling experience was one of the most important ways we process our lives.
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.
The 4th Edition of the Annual LA Westside Food & Wine Festival benefiting The Westside Food Bank will be a celebration of Food, Wine, Beer, Spirits, Entertainment, Music, Activities and much more. The Annual Festival returns to the Courtyard by Marriott LA Westside Ballroom, Patio, and back parking lot with an exciting blend of new and returning exhibitors. Your all inclusive Food/Drink ticket allows you to roam the entire event tasting and sampling premium wines, beer, spirits, and gourmet bites from the following confirmed restaurants, caterers, liquor and drink purveyors. More Coming! Experience an interactive music virtual reality world, photo booth, DJ and Live Jazz Group, a strolling magician, dancing, silent auction and more.
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 4:00pm-7:00pm (VIP Entry at 3:00pm)
There’s plenty of room for funny business at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, which just happens to be the world’s largest comedy club, at 12,500 square feet. And just like its fellow outlets in Chicago and L.A., this venue regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from the Southland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Long Beach club is also home to the official Laugh Factory Stand-Up Comedy Hall of Fame and Museum, which boasts more than 500 pieces of comedy memorabilia from the likes of Groucho Marx and Rodney Dangerfield, plus wax figures of greats like Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor.
The time is right to see The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning comedy that’s a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. It’s opening night of The Murder at Faversham Manor, and things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “a riotous explosion of comedy” (The Daily Beast) and “tons of fun for all ages” (Huffpost). Find out why Ben Brantley of The New York Times called the show “a gut-busting hit” with this Center Theatre Group production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
Comic Cure started in 2015 with one simple mission: to use the unifying power of laughter to engage the community around important causes. Now, the do-good, feel-good organization is headed to L.A. with its Silver Lake Comedy Festival. They’ll bring a stacked set-list of comedians to El Cid, the historic live music hub and Spanish restaurant on Sunset that’s hosted everything from flamenco dinner theater to emo karaoke. You’ll be laughing for a worthy cause because the comedy festival benefits local non-profit organizations.
Forget the airport — the quickest way to get from Long Beach to Spain is an evening of authentic Spanish entertainment and cuisine at Alegria Cocina Latina’s Ultimate Flamenco Dinner Show Experience. Full of passionate dance and vibrant guitar playing, Andalusia-native La Sole-Yvette Garcia’s artistically diverse show encompasses the culturally rich, technically intricate art of flamenco. Along with an evening’s worth of exceptional entertainment, you’ll enjoy Alegria’s delicious Spanish and Latin American cuisine, which includes classic dishes like paella Valenciana and a sinful tres leches cake. Please see the full event description for detailed menu information.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 7:00pm
Have you ever wanted to crash an Indian wedding party? Here’s your chance as San Francisco’s award winning production Non Stop Bhangra brings its most popular and yearly sold out theme down south to Echoplex in Los Angeles. Voted “Best Dance Party” in the San Francisco Bay area and celebrating 15 years in 2019, Non Stop Bhangra is a one of a kind experience that is a treat for the eyes and ears. Imagine a scene from a Bollywood movie smack in the middle of a thumping nightclub, swirling colors, the rhythm of pounding feet, relentless energy, wall to wall smiles, and brilliant beats — that’s Non Stop Bhangra. Join the crew as they take you on a colorful journey to experience an Indian Wedding Party filled with rich colors, dance lesson, dance performances, live drummers, DJs, visuals, henna, complimentary Indian sweets, and more. So bring out your inner Bollywood glam and come dressed in your brightest Indian inspired attire to support the vibe!
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.
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 / 9:30pm (Bottles, Booze, And Backstories)Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 9:30pm (The Nifty Cat Show)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:30pm (Paul Douglas Moomjean)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 9:30pm (Paul Douglas Moomjean)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 7:30pm (Paul Douglas Moomjean)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 9:30pm (Paul Douglas Moomjean)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 7:00pm (Tell It To Sweeney)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 9:00pm (Icy Mitt Sundays)
The Ovation-recommended, Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and comedian Monica Piper leaves audiences laughed out, a little teary-eyed, and happy to be Jewish … even those who aren’t. This show delighted audiences for 16 months straight during its debut in Los Angeles and was L.A. drama critics’ choice for Best Solo Performance. It went on to run off-Broadway, with The New York Times calling it “Funny … Delicious … A gem.” Now it’s back in LA for a limited time, at the Jewish Women’s Theatre.
The Holmes siblings are cleaning out their parents’ garage after their deaths. They discover their mother has left a painting to her “favorite” child, without specifying which one of them that is! Old wounds are opened and generously doused with salt, and the day comes to a climax when they make a startling discovery in a dusty old trunk. The Favorite is a hilarious dark comedy, and contains adult language and themes.
It’s hard to deny that Game of Thrones fans have never had hidden fantasies revolving around the Lannisters. Now you can see them come to life when Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque brings Daenerys, Arya Stark and Cersei to the stage for A Storm of Striptease. They’ll be lightening a bit of their load, and more importantly their medieval braids and gowns, to reveal secrets you never knew were underneath. It doesn’t matter which side of the wall you’re on, this strip tease will make you forget that winter is coming. Check out these kinky characters re-enact some “storytelling … with boobs” at their home theater of Harvelle’s in Long Beach.
Treat someone special to an evening chock-full of your favorite Broadway show tunes at the beautiful Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz Village. Whether it’s a date, a friends’ night out or a family outing, this evening of entertainment is sure to please. The dynamic group of singers from Fraser Entertainment Group will wow you with hits from classic shows, as well as gems from lesser-known Broadway musicals. Acclaimed musical director Brad Ellis (from the hit television series Glee and Forbidden Broadway) leads a cast of superb singers. With baroque chandeliers, rustic furniture, lush vegetation and a seasonal menu, Rockwell is the perfect setting to sit back, relax and get swept up in the music.
Sure, you can stream just about anything these days, but no home theater setup can equal the experience of watching a great movie on the real big screen, while munching on some fresh popcorn and cheering along with other die hard movie fans. Luckily, there’s Secret Movie Club. These cinephiles lovingly curate a series of cult favorites, nostalgic throwbacks and classic films and bring them to Los Angeles’ historic Vista Theatre in beautiful 35 mm prints, so you can experience them again — or perhaps for the first time — the way they were meant to be seen: in a theater!
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 11:59pm (Phantom Of The Paradise)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 10:30am (All That Jazz)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 11:59pm (Network)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 11:00am (Godzilla Vs. Gigan)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 11:59pm (Yojimbo)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 10:00am (Empire of the Sun)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 11:59pm (Once Upon A Time In The West)Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 11:00am (Destroy All Monsters)
Beasts From the Sea! Thar she blows! From the Salty Crew that brought you Urban Death and DarkDark-RideRide! Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group proudly presents their wild, new, fun and scary midsummer deep-sea haunted maze horror-theatre attraction. Beasts From the Sea!, directed by Zombie Joe, Brandon Slezak and Denise Devin, with musical score by the fabulous Joseph Bishara. For ages 13 and up, at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre in North Hollywood.
Every Monday night, Los Angeles jazz singers will get together to salute Nat King Cole’s 100th birthday by having a jam session of King Cole’s hits. Come sign up to sing with famed pianist Karen Hernandez, drummer John Williams on drums and bassist Oscar the Great at The California Jazz and Blues Museum.
A musical parody of TV’s favorite cult classic show. This musical puts a humorous twist on a show that riveted us, shocked us, and entertained us throughout the years. Six seasons of episodes boiled down into 50 characters, played by 14 actors, across one night of hilarious and wacky absurdity. Lost: The Musical originally premiered in 2014 at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. Now it’s back in Los Angeles to celebrate the 15th season of Lost!
It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe Robbie Heart (who still lives in his grandmother’s basement) is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie is so distraught that he makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. When he meets Julia, an admiring young waitress, Robbie falls madly in love. The only problem is that Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. With a score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the ‘80s, Morgan-Wixson Theatre’s production of The Wedding Singer takes you back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just have been the coolest guy in the room.
A total high-energy package, Howl at the Moon is the experience that brings together a live cover-band concert and a full bar, and the fun doesn’t stop there at their spot in Universal City. Try switching out the DJ for a live show that features musicians jamming out to their own renditions of dance anthems and party hits. Whether it’s that pop song you hear on repeat on the radio or a good old ’90s throwback, Howl at the Moon re-charges each tune with a new, refreshing kick that gets the crowd jumping. Massive buckets of sugar-fueled cocktails also lend a hand to the party, with treats like sparkling vodka apple lemonade, a Fruit Roll-Up-inspired medley and more.
The story of humankind told through the lives of the Antrobus family. Set in 20th century New Jersey and the Ice Age, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a whirlwind of modernity and antiquity. As relevant today as its original production in 1942, this inspiring piece of Americana uses humor, history and mythology to highlight humanity’s drive to carry on. The Skin of Our Teeth is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Sep 8, 2019 / 8:00pm
The Unauthorized Musical Parody (UMPO) experience takes popular films and turns them into hilarious musical comedies. This casual, uber-campy and interactive theater experience puts you right in the center of the action. Their latest romp riffs on the ’90s Penny Marshall classic, A League of Their Own.
Cherry Boom Boom, back by popular demand, returns to Los Angeles after its residency on the Vegas Strip with its new erotic shockwave, “American Woman: A Rock n’ Roll a Go-Go” starring LA’s cream-of-the-crop dancers. A seamless flow of red hot music, artistic style and iconic images unleash the sexy side of Americana. From the ooze of Morphine to the thrash of Zeppelin, these Foxey Ladies will blow your mind and leave you feeling things in all the right places. An immersive experience that is visually stimulating with dynamic lighting and dancers swinging above you and crawling beside you. The entire room is their stage and you have entered their playground. So, sit back and enjoy a taste of cherry pie!
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere has landed in Los Angeles! In the aftermath of a hate crime, middle school pariah Goon befriends one of the victims, Carly, the only black girl in school. While the town plans a rally “to destroy racism forever,” a youthful romance blossoms and the two must navigate the pitfalls of falling in love while dealing with the town’s prying eyes, especially those of Wikipedia Jones, the crime-solving son of the chief of police. Passive-aggressive antics, bad parental advice, and ill-informed gestures of kindness create a “White Guilt Perfect Storm” that threatens to make the course of true love a rocky road indeed. You’ll laugh … and you’ll cringe.
Maestro Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil starring in a summer concert of movie music at the Hollywood Bowl is more than enough reason to head to Highland Ave, but then add on the crazy talented, glam pianist Khatia Buniatishvili, who’s set to tackle the Rach 3 — famed as one of the most challenging piano concertos ever written (as seen in the movie Shine) — and you’ve got a night worthy of one of the world’s most famous stages.
Grab a ticket to one of LA’s hottest new attractions. This two-hour cannabis exhibit tour is the perfect addition to any day. We conveniently board our luxury 20-passenger party bus on Hollywood Boulevard before taking a scenic tour of LA’s most bustling area. Test your cannabis knowledge as we tour our live cannabis grow exhibit. Combining art with nature, this tour is filled with selfie gold. This tour makes two dispensary stops, at Smartweed and MedMen, and all guests will enjoy deep discounts off all your cannabis needs. The tour rolls on with a scenic drive down Hollywood Boulevard, passing by many historic landmarks.
A refugee forced out of his own land, Jason sets out on an epic quest across the known universe to ﬁnd the magical Golden Fleece that will prove his identity, and allow him to ﬁnd a home. To help on his quest, Jason assembles the ultimate crew of misﬁts and outcasts – Heracles, the strongest man in the world; Zeles, part-man part-god possessed with the power of ﬂight; Atalanta warrior princess raised by wild bears; Orpheus the legendary musician driven mad by grief. His journey brings him face-to face with terrifying dangers – the Harpies, the giant Amycus, an army of skeletons – before having to face the ultimate peril … himself. This play is performed by CSUN’s Teenage Drama Workshop.
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?
Before you let the next episode autoplay on your latest Friends binge, maybe try something new that’ll scratch that same itch. The Direction Home also tackles those crazy post-college years—where you’re trying to find yourself and relying hard on your friends for survival—and adds in some late ’70s SoCal nostalgia.
David is trying to turn 50 graciously, and his best friend Maggie has even organized a Palm Springs weekend for a few friends. But the death of the former First Lady that same week provokes David’s festering anger, reminding him how the unchecked AIDS epidemic diminished his life and left him single for so many years. Gently cajoled by his friends to let go of the past, David struggles, sometimes comically, to embrace the future but not forget his history.
The longest-running solo play in San Francisco theater history and off-Broadway hit comes to L.A. for two special performances. In 1971, the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro, California “a racist bastion of white supremacy.” Newsweek and CBS covered the story. The US Commission on Civil Rights conducted hearings. And then, we moved to town." So begins Brian Copeland’s legendary tale of laughter tears and sociology. As a child, he was persecuted for being black. As an adult, he was persecuted for not being “black enough”. In this powerful show presented at the Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre in Los Angeles, Brian explores how our surroundings make us who we are.
The Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare’s The Two Noble Kinsmen, directed by Will Block. Kinsmen offers a simple, poignant message in the most gloriously messy wrapper: be good to each other says Block. Shakespeare and Fletcher channel Chaucer’s original work to tremendous effect, declaring Stop. Look around. Reach out. Jono Eiland and Tim Oakes will play the roles of the titular kinsmen; filling out the ensemble are Tina Van Berckelaer, Michael Bigley, Sean Faye, Katie Hotchkiss, Cameron Kauffman, Gus Krieger, Nicole Ledoux, Marie Osterman, Ian Runge, Jesse James Thomas and Rachel Seiferth. Porters Production Manager Will Block assumes the director’s chair. The Two Noble Kinsmen will be the Porters twenty-ninth production along the road to completing Shakespeare’s canon.
Ted Nugent has chiseled out a permanent niche in the rock and roll pantheon as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums and performing 6,500 high-octane live shows. This diehard Detroit native has amassed a slew of hit singles including “Stranglehold,” “Free For All” and the anthemic “Cat Scratch Fever.” His work as firebrand singer-guitarist spans five decades of multi-platinum hits, with his career immortalized on VH1’s Behind the Music, A&E’s Biography and more. Nugent’s Sonic Baptizm tour blazes into The Rose in Pasadena.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Actor, producer and writer Ken Jeong, known for his scene-stealing abilities, has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars. Jeong broke out as the Asian-mobster “Mr. Chow” in the sleeper-hit comedy The Hangover and then played the lead role in his own NBC sitcom, Dr. Ken. Jeong’s career path started off on a different course. He earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University and went on to get his medical degree at the University of North Carolina. Now, one of the most recognizable faces in the biz joins All-Star Comedy at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood.
Handcrafted Mysteries is an immersive magic and mentalism experience with Greg Van Holsbeck, a professional magician and member of the Hollywood Magic Castle. The show has been in development for three years and features Greg’s original pieces of magic. In Handcrafted Mysteries, you won’t find rabbits, glittery suits, or a large apparatus (unless you bring your own). You will, however, find highly interactive and entertaining tricks involving skill, psychology and a few small ordinary objects. Handcrafted Mysteries is broken into three separate acts: magic, mind-reading and coincidence.
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 1, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 15, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
The 3rd Annual American Fertility Expo & Conference is a one-stop experience for women and men who are trying to expand their current family or to become a parent for the first time. The entire Pasadena Conference Center has been reserved to create a safe and private environment for attendees to have real conversations and speak one-on-one in confidence with some of the best minds in the fertility industry. This one-day only event will provide both an educational and resourceful atmosphere comprised of fertility professionals from across the nation. Individuals who need trustworthy information on their journey to parenthood will have access to vendor booths and top-notch informative seminars.
Harvelle’s hosts a weekly Long Beach Comedy showcase featuring some of the industry’s top comedians, as well as a sultry burlesque revue from The Lolitas. Every Tuesday, you can take the stairs leading you underground to this classic speakeasy, where you can get some laughs and tie on a few drinks at this risqué, adults-only romp.
Join Broadway, film and television star Barbara Minkus as she shares an intimate show of personal moments, funny and poignant songs and her remarkable stories working with luminaries like Danny Kaye, Merv Griffin, Jerry Lewis and Charlotte Rae. While searching for fame, Minkus found the more meaningful things in life. Featuring a variety of show-stopping songs, this one-woman, one-act, 75-minute multimedia musical (with live piano accompaniment) incorporates film, graphics, recordings, and photos to showcase Barbara’s exceptional journey of love, life, difficult decisions, family dynamics, and so much more.
364 Ent & DJ Cazel present Stacey Q live at Basement – Pomona, performing their classic hits “Two of Hearts,” “We Connect” and “Don’t Make a Fool of Yourself.” Enjoy ’90s, Latin, disco, freestyle and classic funk hits.
The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival presents its annual show at Greenway Court Theatre. Florence LaRue will perform some of the award-winning The Fifth Dimension’s chart-topping big hits. Freda Payne, legendary performer of rhythm and blues and pop and star of Broadway and films, will perform an excerpt from her show Ella Fitzgerald, First Lady of Song, bringing to life the immortal Ella Fitzgerald and her revered career as an extraordinary jazz singer. A tour-de-force excerpt combining dance, stirring vocalization, and percussive text that glides between humorous portraiture and active resistance, Juli Kim shares two dance works. “Five Drum Dance” exemplifies Korean traditional music with a touch of Western influence. “New Leaf,” deeply rooted in Korean “Han,” symbolically unfolds the innocence of the new leaf when there is change in life. The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival’s Legends, Movement and Memories promises to be an exceptional evening of theater, music and dance.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, an irresistible family musical, follows Jacob’s favorite son Joseph. After he is sold into slavery by his brothers and imprisoned in Egypt, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams and soon finds himself in front of the hilariously Elvis-like Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s second in command and reunites him with his family. This magical musical is full of catchy songs, spanning from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock and roll. A musical comedy to be enjoyed by all ages.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 2:00pm
What makes Hollywood so weird? Is it the culture, the people or something supernatural? Honestly, it’s everything, which makes this neighborhood so wonderfully kooky and endearing. Grab your cameras, ghost gear and otherworldly curiosity for a walking tour packed with haunted locations and scary stories in Los Angeles. Step into the shoes of the fallen stars of Hollywood and peer into the grisly fates that fame and fortune had in store for them. In between sights, you’ll take a break at a haunted bar to make the rest of the journey extra enjoyable. Meet at the Sweet! Hollywood candy store in the Hollywood and Highland mall for a stroll through Hollywood with the ghost hosts with the most.
Legend has it that a clueless music executive once asked the iconic 1960s band during a meeting, “Which one’s Pink?” The name Pink Floyd was intentionally ambiguous, but there’s no mistaking the talent of tribute band Which One’s Pink? Hear them re-create the music and the vibe when they hit the stage of The Canyon in Santa Clarita.
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.
Adapted from Herman Melville’s classic tale, Moby Dick – Rehearsed thrusts the audience into a hair-raising whaling voyage under the helm of Captain Ahab. The brooding one-legged fanatic is consumed by his vengeful obsession to kill the dreaded white mammoth whale … Moby Dick.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 4:00pm (Pre-show conversation at 3:30pm)Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Sep 1, 2019 / 4:00pm
Back in 1962, most men went to the Catskill Mountains to escape the summer heat, but others took the two-hour drive to escape something else entirely. This unassuming bungalow was paradise for these men — white-collar professionals with families — to spend their weekends discreetly and safely inhabiting their true selves. Casa Valentina’s delightfully insightful and hilariously entertaining tale of self-discovery offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of unforgettable characters as they search for acceptance and happiness in their very own Garden of Eden. From Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein — the man responsible for writing such memorable works as La Cage aux Folles,Kinky Boots and Torch Song Trilogy — comes the Tony-nominated Casa Valentina. Based on true events, this witty work was nominated for four Tony Awards in 2014 and praised by The New York Times for asking some “genuinely arresting questions about identity.”
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.
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 19, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jul 26, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 16, 2019 / 8:00pm
Teatro Martini’s sizzling dinner spectacular features an edgy combination of cabaret, comedy, music and cirque-style aerials and acrobatics. The Teatro Martini experience comes complete with a four-course meal. As you dine on your gourmet entree, you’ll be captivated by an energetic show of non-stop comedy, daring acrobatic acts, live music and more. Teatro Martini’s performers come from across the globe to provide you with a captivating and tantalizing getaway from the ordinary.
What started as a Fleetwood Mac tribute band blossomed into Don’t Stop! The Musical — a full-on comedy/rock musical chronicling the formation of Fleetwood Mac. See “Stevie Nicks” fold laundry and sing her lace off at legendary Largo at the Coronet. Warning: Jean shorts will be donned.
Just in time for Game of Thrones’ final season, spoof musical Shame of Thrones returns to L.A. for more hilarious reimagining of the show’s backstabbing siblings, clever imps and dragon mamas, all set to an addictive rock score that’ll stick in your head (unless the king orders it off, natch). Watch your favorite daring and most despised characters sing and dance towards epic plot twists and the coveted Iron Throne. It’d be a shame, shame, shame to miss the show The New York Times called “a tribute a dragon or anyone else could love” when Shame of Thrones comes for one more round of musical parody fun at Whitefire Theatre.
Award-winning theatre company Son of Semele Ensemble presents Men on Boats. Jaclyn Backhaus’s acclaimed play reenacts the legendary 1869 Powell Expedition to map the Colorado River — but with a twist. The rugged white men are all played by a diverse cast of female and non-binary actors. The ironic, often comic result explores both the West’s mighty river and the imagined new world as created by our legends. The result triggers the question, “Who and what has our ‘America’ left out?”
Through story and song, actor-musician Jeremy Ebenstein takes audiences on a humorous, inspiring and heartbreaking journey through his life living with Asperger’s Syndrome. Chronicling his journey from childhood to adulthood, Ebenstein touches on issues like bullying, first loves and the struggle to overcome depression in a production that features six original songs and one cover rendition. Pain in My Asperger’s isn’t just a story for people on the spectrum — it’s a message of encouragement to anyone who’s ever faced obstacles on the long road to achieving their dreams. Fresh off a well-reviewed run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Pain in My Asperger’s comes to Studio C Artists in Los Angeles.
As far as Steely Jam is concerned, no other band over the decades has withstood the test of time – with the freshness, groove, wit, and class — as Steely Dan. Steely Jam is a group of musicians committed to not only making it sound like Walter and Donald intended, but also feel the way it’s supposed to feel. Steely Jam proudly pays homage to the sound, the sense of humor and sophisticated social satire that Fagen and Becker created.
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Every Saturday night, the Los Angeles Club Crawl escorts a large group of tourists and locals to four high-energy Downtown L.A. bars and nightclubs. The group receives free entry, no line/express entry at each stop and exclusive drink specials at select venues. Come alone or with a group, and you will meet a mass of new party friends. Nightclub lineups change weekly and include The Reserve, Clifton’s, Little Easy, Crocker Club, Exchange LA, El Dorado and more. Come out to the Bang Bang Room to meet your hosts, and join the Los Angeles Bar and Club Crawl.
Jerry’s Middle Finger (JMF), a Los Angeles-based band, performs and celebrates the music of The Jerry Garcia Band (JGB) … and is taking the west by storm. See them live in concert at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach.
All That is back! America’s #1 sketch comedy show just for kids returns to Nickelodeon this summer with a brand new cast of fresh faces, and a few surprise appearances from some familiar ones too! Executive produced by All That alums Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, along with Kevin Kay, Jermaine Fowler, and Rebecca Drysdale, comes this hit 30-minute sketch show that’s sure to be All That!
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 5:00pm (Check-in prior to 3:30pm)
Named for their beachside hometown, the band Venice shows off their soaring harmonies, witty lyrics and masterful instrumentals at The Canyon. They’ve released more than a dozen discs featuring their eclectic sound — a stellar blend of pop, folk, rock, funk and soul, including their most recent 2016 release Brunch Buffet — Tasty Covers. Made up of brothers and cousins of the famed vocal group The Lennon Sisters, Venice is particularly popular in the Netherlands, but their trademark SoCal sound has also earned them famous fans stateside. They’ve performed and recorded with everyone from Springsteen to Stevie Nicks, and Roger Waters to Ozzy Osborne.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Named the best show of its kind across the country, 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.
Hollywood U2 was chosen out of all other U2 tributes for Ryan Seacrest and Mark Cuban’s AXS TV show The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands — Now that’s a credit to add to the resume, right? They were also the first band to be invited back on the show by popular demand to perform a 90-minute set of music live on television. Fronted by Joe Hier of Hollywood Bono, who was invited by the actual Bono to sing a duet of “The Sweetest Thing” live on stage at the Forum, Hollywood U2 makes moves and grooves mostly in Los Angeles. Catch them in concert, performing all of U2’s biggest hits like “With or Without You” and “Beautiful Day,” at The Canyon Santa Clarita.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Immerse yourself into the not-so-distant past of the Los Angeles Cosa Nostra. The head of the L.A. Mafia has requested you personally to cover his tracks on the day of the high-profile arrest of his accountant. Get in and get the job done, but get out quick so you don’t wind up getting busted at Mob Accountant in Gardena!
The Motor City Madman, “patient zero” of Cat Scratch Fever and political firebrand, the inimitable Ted Nugent brings his Sonic Baptizm tour to The Canyon in Agoura Hills. In a career spanning five decades of multi-platinum hits and more than 40 million albums sold, Nugent has chiseled out a niche in the rock ‘n’ roll pantheon as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman. This diehard Detroit native has amassed a slew of hit singles including “Stranglehold,” “Free For All” and the anthemic “Cat Scratch Fever.” An outspoken gun advocate, avid hunter and occasional pundit, Ted Nugent, a truly larger-than-life rock star who knows how to entertain a crowd, has been featured on VH1’s Behind the Music, A&E’s Biography and more.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
You’re trapped inside a 1940s film noir and have to solve a mind-boggling mystery in order to escape. In this fun vintage take on the immensely popular escape room experience, you’re led into a private detective’s office filled with a variety of objects — some familiar, some puzzling. Suddenly the door locks behind you and the game begins. Now you and your fellow sleuths have to work against the clock to identify suspects, solve challenging puzzles, piece together clues and find a way out of the room.
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / 6:30pmThursday, Aug 1, 2019 / 6:30pmWednesday, Aug 7, 2019 / 8:30pm
The National Rifle Association is here to save the day — through song and dance! Praise the lord and NRA-men! Ron Barkley is the head lobbyist for the NRA, and his life is real tough — his daughter is a liberal socialist with a penchant for protests, and for some reason, the entire country is up in arms about gun control. But when Ron prays to God for divine intervention, he receives a magical gun that turns people — into guns. Because after all, if you’ve got problems, the solution is always More Guns! With songs like “Good Guy With A Gun,” “Everybody Do The Lobby!” and “Liberal Love,” More Guns! A New Musical Comedy About the NRA! is a satire of the NRA, the “woke” left, and all those boring moderates in between. This is a show for the whole family, and by whole family we mean adults only (16+). With book, music, and lyrics by Philip Labes and Michael O’Konis, see More Guns! at The Second City in Hollywood.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 8:30pm
Monday is a day most often associated with back-to-work drudgery, grumpy memes and lamentations for the missing fun of the past weekend. Well, no more. From the team that brought you Smoke and Mirrors, Magic Monday is out to make Mondays the most miraculous and extraordinary of your weekdays with this weekly show of illusion and wonderment, featuring an ever-changing lineup of award-winning magicians from the Magic Castle, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, America’s Got Talent, Tosh.0, Masters of Illusion and Wizard Wars. And be sure to show up early to L.A.’s Santa Monica Playhouse, as a close-up magic pre-show begins in the lobby 30 minutes prior to each performance.
What if you could be someone else, just for one day? This original new musical comedy sets the stage for a doppelganger switcheroo that goes way, way beyond skin-deep differences. Come laugh at how alike — and different — we truly are in this bold new look at how we look at each other. Written and directed by Dwayne Colbert, Shade can be enjoyed at the Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 10:00pm Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 10:00pm Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 10:00pm Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 10:00pm Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 10:00pm
Park Passages consists of six original plays created, written and workshopped by the AWS Writers Group. A Flat-Earther doing her best to convince her friend that the earth is not round, an older couple coming to terms with their new lifestyle, and two brothers arguing atop Runyon Canyon are just a few of the characters you’ll meet in this funny, poignant collection of short plays.
Pushing the boundaries of street dance vocabulary, Funkedified challenges stereotypes and invites the audience to view hip-hop through a new lens. This multimedia work celebrates the funk music and street dance of the 1970s and is set against the landscape of a video montage of African American communities of that era. Inspired by the political turmoil and atmosphere of Rennie Harris’ childhood, Funkedified is performed by dancers from Rennie Harris Puremovement; The Hood Lockers, one of the most seminal locking groups since Don Campbell and The Campbell Lock Dancers; and dancers from LA’s own Versa-Style Dance Company. A live funk band pays homage to the music of such funk legends such as James Brown, George Clinton and Roger Troutman. Bringing social dance to the concert stage at Hollywood’s Ford Theatres, Rennie Harris and his company Rennie Harris Puremovement are world-renowned for creating a cohesive dance style that finds a cogent voice in the theatre. Considered one of the pioneers of street dance theatre, alongside Princess Grace Kelly and Dr. Julius Erving, Harris was voted one of the most influential people in the last one hundred years of Philadelphia history. An award-winning choreographer, Rennie Harris toured the Middle East as one of four Ambassadors for the United States for President Barak Obama’s cultural exchange program Dance Motion USA.
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 17, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Aug 21, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Oct 16, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Nov 20, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Dec 18, 2019 / 7:30pm
Experience the next crop of Major League Soccer stars at an LA Galaxy II game. Playing in the fan-friendly confines of Dignity Health Sports Park Track Stadium, LA Galaxy II matches offer an intimate setting for professional soccer in Southern California. Your ticket includes free on-site parking, plus there are discounted concessions options and a host of exciting promotional nights and giveaways. Galaxy II have been one of the most successful teams in the United Soccer League, having made the playoffs in each of their first three seasons.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 7:00pm (vs. Reno 1868 FC)Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:00pm (vs. Phoenix Rising FC)Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 7:00pm (vs. Sacramento Republic FC )
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 17, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jul 31, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Aug 7, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Aug 14, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Aug 21, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Aug 28, 2019 / 7:00pm
Kentwood Players proudly presents Blithe Spirit, the smash hit comedy by Noel Coward at the Westchester Playhouse. Blithe Spirit has continued to be a smash hit comedy since it first premiered on the London and Broadway stages in 1941. This hilarious supernatural farce centers on fussy, cantankerous socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric “kooky medium” Madame Arcati to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, who makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost during the séance or afterwards. Boundless laughs and constant pandemonium ensue.
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.
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.
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.
Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. The tale of how Peter Pan was once a boy, how the lost boys became lost, and how a certain pirate lost his hand to a crocodile…
A deluded king. A failing kingdom. Two squabbling queens vying for his attention. An obsequious doctor. A dim-witted but loyal guard and a mouthy servant. In Eugene Ionesco’s darkly comic masterpiece we witness the final hours of megalomaniac King Berenger the First. His monstrous ego has kept him alive for four centuries, but now, Queen Marguerite calmly informs him, the time has come to die. His kingdom begins to collapse around him — the seas rise, nature rebels, crops wither, the young flee, the old fail, foreign enemies close in. Berenger rages, pleads, denies, bargains, supported by the lovely and loyal Queen Marie. But Queen Marguerite, coolly efficient, aided by her smiling henchman, the doctor, draws the king relentlessly closer to his final moment on earth. At once broadly comic and deeply unsettling, the play alternates between Monty Python-style slapstick and haunting echoes of Shakespearean tragedy. In this, the most Beckett-like of all Ionesco’s work, we follow an existential journey into the most terrifying landscape of all: our own mortality. In a new translation by City Garage founders Frederique Michel and Charles Duncombe.
Friday Night Live at Sorriso in Old Town Pasadena features an extraordinary evening of music celebrating the Golden Era of music with a touch of modern classics. A rotation of California’s best crooners perform from 7pm to 10pm and cover a range of the classics from The Rat Pack to Elvis to Neil Diamond. Step back in time and enjoy a three-course dinner while being serenaded by these swanky performers. Martinis and your favorite cocktails are available for purchase from the bar.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Aug 2, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Aug 16, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Aug 30, 2019 / 7:00pm
Opening Night: The Improvised Musical is exactly that — a Broadway-style musical that’s made up on the spot, based on a single audience suggestion. Therefore, every night is the opening night of a musical that’s never been seen. Sadly, it’s also the closing night … but closing night sounds so very final — and not even this cast can withstand the damage done by weekly wrap parties. Since 1998, Opening Night’s cast of veteran improvisers has combined Chicago and Los Angeles improv with the Broadway stylings of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Gilbert & Sullivan, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, resulting in over 1,000 original musicals. Marvel as they score and choreograph a show right in front of your eyes at the Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 9:30pm Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 9:30pm Friday, Aug 2, 2019 / 9:30pm Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 9:30pm Friday, Aug 16, 2019 / 9:30pm
Wilshire Boulevard is an iconic Los Angeles thoroughfare, from its prehistoric origins as a path forged by extinct megafauna to the spectacular Art Deco monuments of the Miracle Mile. It’s also ground zero for some deeply strange, only-in-Los Angeles crimes and oddities that played out against the backdrop of the boulevard. Esotouric is proud to present a brand new true crime sightseeing tour whose deceptively simple route contains a multitude of mysteries. For cruel plots, divine inspiration, historic preservation, love gone sour, lucky breaks and weird tales, join us on the Wilshire Boulevard Death Trip, a dark day out among the city’s most glittering architectural gems.
At the dawn of civilization, one pre-historic tribe survives the many trials of life under the wise leadership of Jemilla, who taught her people to express themselves, rather than bashing each others’ heads with rocks. But one member of the tribe doesn’t seem to fit in: Zazzalil. She’s always trying to invent things and make life easier … for herself. While out hatching her latest scheme, Zazzalil stumbles upon the most important discovery in history; one that will pit her tribe against woolly mammoths, saber-toothed tigers and change the world forever. She’ll travel from omega to alpha and become… the Firebringer! Originally produced by the theater troupe Starkid Productions, who have become “cult-fan famous” for their hilarious production of A Very (Harry) Potter Musical, Firebringer will be presented by The FPAC (Foothill Performing Arts Council) for its L.A. premiere at the Theatre Unlimited Studios.
5 comedians, delicious tacos and an ice cold beer, what more could you ask for? Crack up to a hilarious lineup of stand-up comedians while enjoying an included draft Modelo beer and two tacos when Taco Tuesday hits The Ice House. Then, take advantage of the $5 happy hour menu all evening long.
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jul 30, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Aug 6, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Aug 13, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Aug 20, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Aug 27, 2019 / 8:00pm
Since 1977, L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre has been inspiring, training, developing and nurturing improvisational talent in performers of all ages. With a list of alumni that includes Will Ferrell, Matthew Perry and Chris Kattan, L.A. Connection has been the launchpad for some of the biggest names in comedy. Their long-running hit show Improv Comedy for Kids by Teens features a talented cast of young improvisers who create a show based on audience suggestions in the style of the hit series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Running for years at its Sherman Oaks location, this improv extravaganza at L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre in Burbank is an event the whole family can enjoy.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 5:30pm
The Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company presents Double Falsehood by Lewis Theobald, adapted from Cardenio, the lost play of Shakespeare and Fletcher, directed by Thomas Bigley. Filling out the capable ensemble are Michael Bigley, Dylan Booth, Katie Hotchkiss, Tim Oakes, Jesse James Thomas, Susan Vesely and Dan White. Porters board member Thomas Bigley assumes the directors chair. Bigley is a recipient of numerous Valley Theatre Award nominations, including Best Supporting Actor for the Porters of Hellsgate’s production of Cymbeline. Double Falsehood is produced with the Porters ambition of crossing every t and dotting every i along the road to completing Shakespeare’s canon.
The term “death shriek” might bring to mind the Wilhelm Scream, but Gustav Mahler used it to describe the bone-chilling symphonic wail at the climax of his Symphony No. 2. Such a morbid moment is right at home in the middle of this epic journey through the afterlife commonly known as the Resurrection Symphony, which the L.A. Philharmonic imbues with new life at the Hollywood Bowl.
Shakespeare’s delightful comedy of love and friendship, a gender-bent romantic adventure on the magical Isle of Ilyria. Performed with original songs and themes by Ellen Geer orchestrated and arranged by Marshall McDaniel, Theatricum’s Twelfth Night is a refreshing take on this beloved classic comedy.
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 4:00pm (Join us for a free pre-show discussion with the cast at 3:30pm.)Friday, Aug 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Sep 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Sep 15, 2019 / 4:00pm
If you like the long-running TV improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? then you’ll love ComedySportz, a fun, fast-paced live comedy show that’s great for the whole family. Watch two teams battle for laughs — and points — as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. Full of off-the-cuff humor and unpredictable moments, it’s never the same show twice at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The longest-running stage show in Los Angeles, ComedySportz has been turning great improv into hilarious sport for more than 25 years.
The beautiful Cafe Sevilla invites guests to come and enjoy a magical evening of Spanish and Gypsy flamenco dance, an authentic three-course meal and an atmosphere of European elegance and Mediterranean spirit. Celebrating its 25th year, Sevilla is a fixture in Long Beach, and its flamenco dinner-show showcases a variety of dancers, singers, percussionists and guitarists. Adding to the gypsy vibe, Saturday shows will feature a live belly dancer. The included dinner features our Ensalada Sevillana followed by our award-winning Paella Valenciana. For dessert, you can indulge in your choice of Cream Catalana or Lemon Tart. A tapas menu, full bar, eclectic wine list and other menu upgrades are also available for à la carte purchase.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 7:00pm
The Last Comedy Show on Earth is a show that happens every Saturday at The Comedy Bunker in Burbank. It is a showcase of six of the best comedians in Los Angeles each doing 12 minutes of their best jokes. The show is BYOB, so feel free to bring drinks for you and all of your friends. There are concessions available for purchase at the show.
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 20, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 9:00pm
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.
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.
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)
With laughter and a hopeful spirit, Bronco Billy – The Musical promises a night of fun. Based on the Warner Bros. motion picture, this original world premiere musical is a show for all ages. Set in an era when the country’s going crazy with partisan politics, civil rights being threatened and technology exploding. It’s 1979, but it could be now, as somewhere in America’s heartland Bronco Billy struggles to keep his traveling Wild West show alive. But when Billy and his ragtag troupe of misfits meet Antoinette, a Manhattan heiress on-the-run, the ride gets even wilder as she turns Billy’s world upside down. Starring as Bronco Billy is Eric B. Anthony from Broadway’s The Lion King and Mary Poppins. As Eric put it: “If you love to laugh at crazy shenanigans, this is the show for you.” Produced by Skylight Theatre Company.
Canadians aren’t nice and polite; we’re passive-aggressive a-holes who manage to keep a low profile because we spend half the year in hibernation. We can’t pick a fight with “Big Brother to the South” because we spend more per capita on doughnuts and toques than on our military. Enough is enough! It’s time to speak our truth, and tell you what we really think a-boot the state of the world. Sorry, not sorry! This original premium sketch show was written and performed by Jason DeRosse, Ayumi Iizuka, Paul PK Kingston, Allison Price, and Leslie Seiler. Directed by Doug Morency, the Assistant Director is John David DeFour and the Musical Director is Tony Gonzalez. See Canuck as F*CK at Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 7:00pm
Enjoy a fun and informative food-pairing picnic and premium wine tasting of French and Napa California luxury wines. Taste a selection of wines from an esteemed collection of 26 award-winning wineries that span 17 generations of winemaking. These rare, small-production wines will be paired with an assortment of meats, cheeses, crackers, fruit and dessert (picnic items vary based on seasonality and wine pairings). This is a fun, sit-down educational wine tasting at Little Ethiopia restaurant in Los Angeles. No prior wine experience is needed. You will learn time-tested wine tasting techniques to increase your wine enjoyment. You will also learn about food and wine pairings, wine regions and wine styles.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, Jul 26, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, Aug 2, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, Aug 16, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, Aug 30, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, Sep 6, 2019 / 6:00pm
The famed iX Tapa Cantina’s lively one-hour mariachi show features a rotating lineup of some of the best musicians and ensembles in the country, and comes complete with a traditional three-course Mexican dinner. Choose from fajitas, carne asada and more from the special Goldstar menu, while you sip on a margarita or signature sangria available for purchase from the bar. A fine pairing of culture and cuisine, the Corazon De Mariachi dinner show will transport you from Old Town Pasadena to Old Mexico. Please see the full event description for menu options, which you can order upon arrival.
In this much-loved musical that inspired The Birdcage, we peer into the living quarters of a famed drag nightclub where two men partnered in love as well as show-biz, Georges and Albin have their self-worth challenged. After 20 years of un-wedded bliss, Georges’ son announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a conservative, right-wing politician. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” to meet the family of the bride-to-be, but Albin has other plans, which escalate with hilarious results! In this charming and incredibly funny musical, we learn that families come in all forms, and that it is alright to be as you are!
Simon Wiesenthal Center presents the U.S. premiere of Anne, a new play by Jessica Durlacher & Leon de Winter (based on The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank), adapted by Nick Blaemire and directed by Eve Brandstein. Rediscover Anne Frank with this new adaptation of the immortal Holocaust story. 13 year-old Anne imagines her life as a young woman — safe in a post-war world. When she meets a publisher interested in her story, Anne remembers the two years she and her family spent hiding from the Nazis. This innovative production forgoes traditional sets and costumes to place the audience and actors on the same dramatic plane as the characters — all real people under real circumstances — fighting for their lives, their sanity and their dreams of the future.
Artistic Director Ellen Geer moves Henrik Ibsen’s powerful play from a small town in the south of Norway to a small town in the American South. It’s 1980 and a dinner party is interrupted at the home of Dr. Stockmann, the patriarch of a multi-racial family and medical officer at a popular new tourist spa. A letter brings the bad news that the water at the spa is contaminated, threatening the health of visitors and the town’s economy. Powerful people have difficult choices to make in Theatricum’s adaptation of this classic — and extraordinarily timely — struggle of the individual versus society.
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Sep 8, 2019 / 4:00pm
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.
Eat See Hear Movies puts together the ultimate nighttime outdoor hangout, combining popular films with live indie bands and some of the city’s most famous food trucks. The Los Angeles State Historic Park screenings take advantage of the spacious park setting and views of the downtown cityscape, rolling the largest outdoor movie screen west of the Mississippi into the park for screenings of everyone’s favorite movies along with live performances by up-and-coming bands. As always, a variety of the city’s best food trucks will be on hand to dish out food, offering up a variety of food choices from around the world.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:30pm (Romy and Michele's High School Reunion)
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?
Lola Boutée presents Freya Cabaret. Let’s celebrate the goddess in every woman with a night of sexy show-stopping entertainment! Just in time for summer, come to the newest edition of Lola’s Cabaret. In Norse mythology, Freya, which helped ‘Friday’ find its name, is the goddess of love, sex, beauty, gold, and sorcery. What better way to celebrate Fridays than with a night dedicated to showcasing each god or goddesses’ unique talent with an evening of comedy, burlesque, circus, variety acts and more. Goddesses will bare their souls and their clothes at this immersive experience featuring show-stopping solo performances happening right in the middle of the room, as they transform this North Hollywood lounge into an ethereal playground every Friday night. Over 200 enchanting artists rotate through the doors, so you’ll never see the same show twice!
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Jul 26, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Aug 2, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Aug 16, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Aug 30, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Sep 6, 2019 / 9:30pm
Enjoy an evening al fresco at the Odd Market, an “indie” bazaar with food trucks, live music and the coolest SoCal vendors for crafts, vintage items, home goods and oddities. Select museum galleries will be open. And furry friends are welcome, but please give Fido a nice long walk before entering to minimize any “accidents” in the field where people are picnicking and kids are playing. Odd Nights at the Autry happens every third Friday.
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.
Los Angeles magazine called The Really Awesome Improv Show “the best kids’ comedy show.” Patton Oswalt also praised the show, saying “Your kids get to act like goofballs. Highly recommended,” while The Tolucan Times declared “a most impressive, quick on their feet (and wit) troupe.” Now celebrating a nine-year run, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation and is great for the whole family. There’s a rotating cast so you’ll see different faces and games each week. Great for birthday parties and family outings, enjoy The Really Awesome Improv Show at The Second City in Hollywood.
Experience an interactive evening with Josh Sundquist, featuring a live performance of the hilarious storytelling and comedy that has earned him over 150 million views online. The bestselling author, comic and Paralympian tracked down all the girls he’d ever tried to date to ask why they rejected him. He shares the results of his semi-scientific investigation (and yes, it’s a true story) in this one-of-a-kind live performance that blends interactive storytelling with stand-up comedy. From a disastrous mini-golf date involving a backward prosthetic foot to a misguided “grand gesture” at a Miss America pageant, it’s a story about looking for love — or at least a girlfriend — in all the wrong places.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jul 26, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 16, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 30, 2019 / 8:00pm
The new multimedia immersive art park Wisdome, with five massive domes, hosts Samskara, a spiritual journey of incredible colors and artwork. With VR, a full dome-mapping projection show and 360-degree immersive audio/visual experiences in the Los Angeles art district, Samskara uses technology to plunge you into the space between dreams and realities. In Hindu philosophies, every action leaves a samskara in the deeper structure of a person’s mind. Experience the impressions and imprints of other people’s minds at Samskara, in the heart of Downtown.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 (11:00am-9:00pm)Friday, July 19, 2019 (11:00am-Midnight)Saturday, July 20, 2019 (11:00am-Midnight)Sunday, July 21, 2019 (11:00am-9:00pm)Thursday, July 25, 2019 (11:00am-9:00pm)Friday, July 26, 2019 (11:00am-Midnight)Saturday, July 27, 2019 (11:00am-Midnight)Sunday, July 28, 2019 (11:00am-9:00pm)
If you watched The Little Mermaid so much that the VHS tape fell apart — no shame, we’ve been there — then this live production of the Disney classic is a dream come true. And if you’re hoping to introduce your little ones to your favorite musical, the cast of youth performers will surely convince them to become part of their world.
Six friends head out of the city on their annual weekend retreat. With no social media, no cell phones, no internet allowed at all, this leaves them with one thing to do … look up from their screens and talk to each other. When the liquor starts flowing and the tongues loosen, no conversation is uneventful and no topic is off-limits. In these polarizing times, what does it mean to come to the table and at what cost? Will it bring us together or reveal how far apart we really are?
Fancy yourself a party animal? Leave the kids at home (with a sitter, of course — tykes left alone do become wild) and head to the Los Angeles Zoo’s Roaring Nights for an adults-only after-hours party that’ll bring out your inner beast.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 6:00pm-10:30pm (Featuring DJ Severe, Fast Times, DJ Johnny Hawkes, and Chulita Vinyl Club)Friday, Aug 16, 2019 / 6:00pm-10:30pm (Featuring DJ Avi Bernard, Pulp ‘90s, DJ Johnny Hawkes, and The Detroit Nights)Friday, Sep 27, 2019 / 6:00pm-10:30pm (Featuring Richard Blade, Flashback Heart Attack, DJ Severe, and The Detroit Nights)
The Summer days are drifting away and, uh oh, those Summer nights! Tell you more, tell you more? Well-a, well-a, well-a, uh! The Beverly Hilton’s Aqua Star Pool is one of the most famous pools in Beverly Hills and is considered a getaway within a getaway. Your summer dreams won’t be ripped at the seams when you meet The Ivy Plus Society at our exclusive cabana. Join us at this private oasis for a networking night under the stars.
When the world’s foremost Sherlock Holmes scholar dies mysteriously, it’s a case seemingly only the Great Detective himself could solve. The kicker? It really happened. Based on a New Yorker article by David Grann, the author of The Lost City of Z and Killers of the Flower Moon, this world premiere stars Alan Tudyk, whose face Firefly fans will certainly recognize as the beloved Wash and whose voice Disney animation fans will identify from his roles in Frozen, Wreck It Ralph, Zootopia and more.
As a senior at St. Joseph’s Prep, Brandon Hardy has the world at his feet. He is handsome, athletic, smart, and a shining example of the perfect private school student, just like his father was. But when a disturbing videotape becomes the talk of the locker room, the comfortable lives of the Hardy family threaten to shatter. Featuring Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad) as Brandon’s mother, Good Boys is a suspenseful drama that explores what happens when a family must separate fact from fiction—and, ultimately, choose to either preserve a legacy or risk losing everything in pursuit of the truth.
Hollywood and Vine’s Ricardo Montalbán Theater is at the center of one of the most iconic destinations in the world, and the views from the rooftop are spectacular. So head upstairs for the Montalbán Rooftop Movie Series, where you can enjoy L.A.’s cool night air from atop the historic 1920s theater while being treated to screenings of a plethora of great films. You may find yourself sitting near (or being entertained by) new filmmakers, actors and celebrities who drop by for their own evening of fun. Take advantage of an exceptional variety of craft beer, wine and cocktails, fresh popcorn and specialties from culinary partner Umami Burger available for purchase, plus a relaxed pre-show atmosphere. Come early to partake in food and drink, score the best seat, maybe play a game of Jenga or strike a pose in the new selfie video/photo booth. The films start at sunset, and range from comedy to adventure and everything in between.
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 8:00pm (Sunset Blvd)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 8:00pm (Django Unchained)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:00pm (Almost Famous)Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / 8:00 PM (Boyz N the Hood)Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (Romy and Michele's High School Reunion)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 8:00pm (Pineapple Express)Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 8:00pm (Dirty Dancing)Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 / 8:30pm (The Terminator)
The Museum of Illusions comes Instagram-ready with completely new 3D illusions, and the Upside Down House exhibit that will take your breath away, transporting you to a world of fantasy and imagination! Our 30+ 3D illusions produce eye-popping pics, inspired by cartoon, art, current events, movies and more! Not just that, our Upside Down House features seven unique rooms all flipping the world as you know it, upside down! Guests can look forward to go on an African safari, get close and personal with the elephants, take stage in front of a massive crowd of adoring fans, walk on the edge of a skyscraper in a daring escape attempt. And of course, try cooking breakfast in an upside down kitchen, or relaxing on our sofa, conveniently located on the ceiling. Flash photography is not just allowed, it’s encouraged. The Museum of Illusions is the place to be to create memories and let your imagination soar. Created by some of the world’s best artists, with new exhibitions being added often, so act fast to see them all!
Rogue Machine Theatre and Collaborative Artists Bloc present the revival of their 2018 production of Gunshot Medley: Part 1, a lyrical and mystical play about the struggle against systemic racism. Set in a haunted North Carolina graveyard, this delicately crafted work brings past and present together in a soulful tale of lives destroyed by the deep-seated racial tensions and conflicts that have marred America’s history from Antebellum south to the present day. “You of all people know the dead don’t need raisin’. They around all the time. Every time I hear the wind… I know the souls are rustlin’ and they ain’t sleep no more.” Written by Dionna M. Daniel and directed by Desean K. Terry.
3 is a meditation on external behavior, the forces that cause us to come clean, the refusal to search for inner-self and the consequence of “worldly” pleasures — all explored seamlessly by one brilliant actress! This exciting play is a tale of three close friends — Keisha, Jill and Stephanie — who grew up together and now at 30 years old are confronted with facing their demons. Keisha, an urban socialite, has her life crushed when she realizes her long-term boyfriend has had a child with another woman. Jill, a housewife in denial, admits to her husband’s betrayal. Stephanie, an executive in the upper echelon world, has to face the core of her mental illness. 3 meditates on the ways we choose to present ourselves and the forces that cause us to come clean. “Spirited performance from Truitt.” — Entertainment Weekly. “Truitt’s presence immediately commands attention when she steps into the room. She’s a human tornado.” — JET Magazine.
Jimmy O. Yang is an actor, stand-up comedian, and writer best known for his portrayal of ‘Jian Yang on HBO’s Emmy-nominated series Silicon Valley and his dramatic turn opposite Mark Wahlberg in the highly acclaimed film Patriots Day. He can currently be seen in the hit Warner Bros. film Crazy Rich Asians. Born in Hong Kong, Yang moved to Los Angeles when he was 13, where he eventually made his television debut on the CBS series 2 Broke Girls and his first late-night stand-up appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show, where he received a rare standing ovation. The author of the book How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents, Yang lives in Los Angeles.
Get free tickets now to see FOX’s #1 TV show — live! A global phenomenon and international ratings hit with over half a billion fans worldwide, The Masked Singer features celebrities facing off head-to-head in singing battles, with one ground-breaking twist: Every celebrity/singer on the show wears an elaborate masked costume to conceal the best kept secret in television history … their identity. As each celebrity sings, a studio panel of comedians & performers, along with the studio audience and viewers at home are left guessing #who’sbehindthemask?! The celebrities will try to throw them off the scent, whether that’s by their choreography, the style of song they chose or what they say. Only after being eliminated are their true identities revealed as they are unmasked on stage, removing any issues with popularity contests and age of the singers. Each performer is a celebrity who can sing – from actors to athletes, from musicians to comedians and from captains of industry to fashion designers. As they sing, our panel and viewers everywhere will be guessing who’s behind the mask as they vote for the winner of each sing-off.
Elvis ’68 relives a historic moment in music history, leather suit and all. This stage re-creation of the crooner’s 1968 live comeback special explores a pivotal moment in the life and career of Elvis Presley. At the time, Elvis hadn’t played a live show in seven years and his popularity was fading. But what was meant to be a safe Christmas concert turned into an intimate jam session. This show features 22 of Elvis’ hits with storytelling and audience interaction.
The Smashing Pumpkins have composed some of the most memorable alternative rock songs of the 90’s. The Great Pumpkin replicates those classic songs with the flair and intensity that one would expect at a Pumpkins show.
You’re invited to see the magic unfold as characters and sketches are imagined for the first time. This is an experience for true fans of comedy to see the Main Company test out wild new characters and push every possible sketch comedy boundary.
Major League Soccer (MLS) and Liga MX, with the support of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf), face off in the inaugural competition between the two top soccer leagues in North America.
Pasadena’s famed Ice House Comedy Club hosts some of the hottest stand-up comics in the business. You’ve seen them on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show and other late night shows, on podcasts and in their own comedy specials and albums. Now you can see them in person, live on this historic stage. You may even catch a celebrity drop-in set, or be among the first to check out the latest up-and-coming talent in the main room or the club’s Stage 2 showroom.
Some people think magic is stuffy and old-fashioned, with guys in tuxedos waving around black wands. Well, those people have never been to Magicopolis, where you’ll ooh, you’ll ahh and you’ll laugh yourself silly. This is Magicopolis’ hit show Escape Reality, an L.A. Times critic’s pick and an LA Weekly “Pick of the Week.” Husband-and-wife team Steve Spill and Bozena Wrobel serve up a vaudeville-style show that’s fun for the whole family, complete with optical illusions, levitation, mind reading, disappearances and a nail-biting Houdini-type escape … the Table of Terror!
All-Star Comedy featuring Chris Redd, Byron Bowers, Dan Ahdoot, Debra DiGiovanni, Ruben Paul and Tehran! Who is your favorite comedian from Netflix, Hulu, HBO or from your favorite comedy films or TV shows? Chances are you are going to see them during our All-Star Comedy show where we feature the best comedians in the world. Featuring LA’s Favorite Comedians
Join us for a fantastic line-up of new and familiar faces in comedy. With Adam Carolla and more! Adam Carolla is one of the most versatile men in Hollywood. After cutbacks forced Adam to quit his syndicated self titled “Adam Carolla Show” broadcast on CBS radio, Adam started “The Adam Carolla Podcast” with only a computer and a microphone from his home office in Feb. 2009. The podcast is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most downloaded show on the internet receiving more than 25 million downloads a month and has been featured in Fast Company Magazine, Entrepreneur, the NY Times and the LA times. This success has prompted Adam to launch an entire online network under the banner of Carolla Digital and PodCast One which produces over 200 of top ranked podcasts on iTunes… Adam Carolla now plays theaters nationwide doing live audience podcast tapings of THE ADAM CAROLLA SHOW with newsgirl Gina Grad, sound effects guy Bald Bryan and special guests.
Pretty, Funny Women is the longest running, all-female stand-up comedy show in the world. Created in 1995 by comedienne and producer, Lisa Sundstedt, aka, “The Madame of Comedy,” PFW has been seen in several venues over the past 20 years including The Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, The Comedy Stop at the Trop in Atlantic City and various clubs throughout California. The show features a different line up each month, a special guest headliner and the hottest up and coming female talent in the business. Some of the women who have performed on past PFW shows early on in their careers are Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, Tig, Natasha Leggero, Sherri Shepherd and Maria Bamford. Lisa has a keen eye for fresh talent, and the show always features a solid line up of future comedy stars. Stand up comedy has never looked so good!
E.N Young is a roots musician born and raised on the USA/Mexico border in San Diego, California. E.N started playing piano at age 6, which was the beginning of his musical life. His parents bought him a white upright Samick Piano that he still records and plays on today. At age 12, he broke his left arm and the doctor recommended some physical activity to help recover. In response, his father bought him a drum set to help with his recovery. Not only did it help physically but E.N found a passion for percussion and drums. With his new drumming talent, he reinvented himself on the piano and his musical world was revealed. Reggae music has always been a part of E.N Young’s life. Growing up with his brothers, Manuel and Mike ‘Chunky Roots’ Marquez, reggae was around and the influence was strong. Daily, E.N and his brothers would search for the next reggae tune that caught their ears and lose themselves within the reggae vibes. Now, E.N is more involved in the reggae scene than ever imagined. Not only has he established a name for himself as an individual artist but also as a writer and producer.
Ted Nugent has chiseled out a permanent niche in the rock and roll pantheon as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums and performing 6,500 high-octane live shows. This diehard Detroit native has amassed a slew of hit singles including “Stranglehold,” “Free For All” and the anthemic “Cat Scratch Fever.” His work as firebrand singer-guitarist spans five decades of multi-platinum hits, with his career immortalized on VH1’s Behind the Music, A&E’s Biography and more. Catch Nugent when he blazes into The Canyon in Santa Clarita.
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)