Relive the magic of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (TM) in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform John Williams' unforgettable score live at the Hollywood Bowl. Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Harry, Ron and Hermione will require all their magical abilities and courage to save Hogwarts. Terrace and Garden Box Seat offers include a Family Movie Pack ('"movie" candy, two medium popcorns and four large drinks) when you purchase four box seats -- before June 30.
2017 marks MARIACHI USA's 28th anniversary at the iconic Hollywood Bowl, and it's sure to be a massive celebration! An annual favorite that culminates with a spectacular fireworks finale, this is the premier music festival of its kind in the U.S. This truly epic concert is the perfect place to experience the best mariachi bands from Mexico and the U.S., not to mention some breathtaking ballet folklorico. Plus, wrapping up the the festival, July 4 comes a few days early -- look up for an exhilarating fireworks show just days before Independence Day. Pack a picnic and bring your compadres for this celebration of family, cultural pride and a rich musical tradition. You'll want to come early for the pre-show activities.
Disney's The Little Mermaid is truly a love story for the ages. Take an enchanting trip under the sea with everyone's favorite mermaid princess and her crabby sidekick, Sebastian, as they battle evil sea witch Ursula and win the heart of human prince Eric. This ENCORE production features a live orchestra playing music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken. A South Bay premiere, Disney's The Little Mermaid will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World," at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 1:00pm
Roland is a beekeeper. Marianne is a quantum physicist. What are their odds of falling in love? With infinite moments that can alter the trajectory of a life, it's anyone's guess how cosmic collision is possible. Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) star in Nick Payne's Olivier-nominated hit Constellations, a charming, devastating and profound exploration of the universal truth of finding and losing love. Ben Brantley of The New York Times raved, "Who knew that higher physics could be so sexy, so accessible -- and so emotionally devastating?" You, too, can ponder big questions about the difference between choice and destiny when Constellations makes its Los Angeles premiere at the Geffen Playhouse.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday July 4, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday July 5, 2017 / 8:00pm
Salute the men and women of America's armed forces by turning back the clock to the 1940s with an all-new, updated production at Clifton's Republic in DTLA. This completely immersive show transports you to a time when Hollywood's biggest stars would come by the canteen to entertain WWII audiences with big band jazz, singing, swing dancing, comedy and more. And you'll experience the retro fun of it all, as talented cast members from Creating Arts Studios personify The Andrews Sisters, Bette Davis and other big names of the day. So come decked out in your finest '40s fashions, grab some grub and drinks, and have a blast at this patriotic party.
Sunday July 2, 2017 / 7:00pm-9:00pm (6:00pm Pre-Show Entertainment)
Come out and see the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks celebrate their historic 20th season when they play their home games at the STAPLES Center in downtown. One of the most successful franchises in women's basketball history, the Sparks were one of the three original teams from the league's inaugural season and have won two WNBA titles and made it to the WNBA Playoffs 14 times. Led on the court this time by two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker and WNBA All-Stars Nneka Ogwumike, Kristi Toliver and Jantel Lavender, the Sparks will take on teams like the Washington Mystics, the Seattle Storm and more. Bring your friends and family for a fun outing and support your home team.
Sunday July 2, 2017 / 2:00pm (vs. Washington Mystics)Thursday July 13, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Connecticut Sun)Monday July 17, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Indiana Fever)Tuesday July 25, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Seattle Storm)Sunday July 30, 2017 / 2:00pm (vs. Dallas Wings)
Those five lovable misfits from different cliques thought getting weekend detention in their high school library was as bad as their Saturday was going to get. Turns out it's the end of the world as they know it, and now these beloved '80s film characters have barricaded themselves inside the library -- and are quite possibly the last brain, athlete, basket case, princess and criminal on Earth. The Last Breakfast Club features a star-studded cast that includes Garrett Clayton (NBC's Hairspray), Max Ehrich (CBS's The Young and the Restless), Jonah Platt (Wicked), Anna Grace Barlow (Scream Queens), Jimmy Ray Bennett (Hand of God) and YouTube sensation Lana McKissack. This brand-new musical parody from Rockwell: Table & Stage (the mad geniuses who brought you the unauthorized musical parodies of Home Alone, Mean Girls and Troop Beverly Hills) gives the John Hughes teen classic the Ally Sheedy-style makeover it deserves!
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / NoonThursday July 6, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 9, 2017 / NoonThursday July 13, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 14, 2017 / 8:00pm
See Lightning McQueen roar back into action in Disney/Pixar's Cars 3 at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. In addition to the film, you'll be treated to a live stage show of an extreme dance battle combining physical feats, freestyle BMX tricks and amazing LED eye-candy. When a new crop of young, supercharged racers threatens to dethrone Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) as the world's greatest racecar, he turns to a gung-ho young technician, Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo), to rethink his approach so he can take on the fearsome Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). Don't miss McQueen, Mater, Luigi and the rest of your favorite cars in their latest adventure. The screening will also feature the short film Lou.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 4:30pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 10:00amSaturday July 1, 2017 / 7:45pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 10:00amMonday July 3, 2017 / 4:30pmMonday July 3, 2017 / 7:45pmTuesday July 4, 2017 / 10:00am (Tiny Tot Screening)Tuesday July 4, 2017 / 1:15pm
Throw on your boots and cowboy hat and mosey over to Queen Mary's Waterfront Event Park for a day of rip-roaring live country music in Long Beach. Headlining this year's Shipkicker Country Music Festival is breakout country artist Lee Brice. A sought-after songwriter with hits for Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw, Brice has plenty of chart-toppers to his own name as well, including "A Woman Like You," "Hard to Love," "I Drive Your Truck" and "I Don't Dance." In 2010, the Grammy nominee's "Love Like Crazy" broke a 62-year-old record for the longest run on the country chart. Also performing are Jerrod Neiman, Swon Brothers, Daniel Bonte, Honey County, James Rensink, Jake Parr and more. In between, you'll find line-dancing lessons, plenty of food vendors, a beer garden, cocktails, lawn games and even a wild bucking bull ride.
This Hollywood supper club hosts great live jazz and cabaret in a setting with Old World charm. Catalina 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.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 8:30pm (Elaine GIBBS - X-Factor and NuSoul Band)Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:30pm (Amanda McBroom)Saturday July 1, 2017 / 8:30pm (Nicole Simms)Thursday July 6, 2017 / 8:30pm (Sara Gazarek)Friday July 7, 2017 / 8:30pm (Louie Cruz Beltran)Sunday July 9, 2017 / 7:30pm (George Kahn Trio)
This fabulously fun song-and-dance sensation follows a sweet sorority sister named Elle, known for her all-pink wardrobe and her chihuahua Bruiser, whose unlikely plan to win back her Ivy League boyfriend involves putting down her credit cards, picking up the books and setting out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. This unlikely academic not only ends up teaching the intellectual elite a thing or two, but she finds true love along the way. Nominated in 2007 for seven Tony Awards (including Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score), the bright and bubbly Legally Blonde: The Musical is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the subsequent hit movie starring Reese Witherspoon. Catch this latest production at the Cupcake Theater in NoHo.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 6:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 9, 2017 / 6:00pm
Experience the next crop of Major League Soccer stars at an LA Galaxy II game. Playing in the fan-friendly confines of StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium, LA Galaxy II matches offer an intimate setting for professional soccer in Southern California. Your ticket includes free on-site parking, plus there are discounted concessions options and a host of exciting promotional nights and giveaways. Galaxy II have been one of the most successful teams in the United Soccer League, having made the playoffs in each of their first three seasons.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Swope Park Rangers)Thursday July 13, 2017 / 7:30pm (LA Galaxy II vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC)Sunday July 30, 2017 / 6:30pm (LA Galaxy II vs. OKC Energy FC)Saturday September 9, 2017 / 7:30pm (LA Galaxy II vs. San Antonio FC)
Don your red, white and blue and get ready for hours of all-American fun at the Queen Mary's incredible 4th of July party. Onboard, you'll find a boatload of activities, including a performance by sensational '80s soul sirens The Pointer Sisters. You can also take part in family games, arts & crafts, special historic tours and even settle in for an Independence Day-themed movie screening. To top off the night, the legendary Long Beach floating landmark will present its signature fireworks spectacular filled with spirit-lifting patriotic music.
When Beverly Hills socialite Parker Reed loses her fortune, she must move in with the only person who will take her: her loyal Latina maid, Rosario Rodriguez. Adjusting from Beverly Hills to Boyle Heights is a messy transition for Parker, and making it all the messier is Rosario's superstitious mother and immature sister, who both want her out. Will these women give in to their preconceptions about how the other half lives? Or will they be able to embrace their differences and make a clean start? It's Beverly Hills vs. Boyle Heights as worlds collide in Clean Start, the raucous comedy by Josefina López and Kathy Fischer at Casa 0101 Theater in Los Angeles.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 5:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 9, 2017 / 5:00pm
Eat See Hear Movies combines popular films with live indie music and some of the city's most famous food trucks to create the ultimate nighttime outdoor hangout. Get a group of friends together for a laid-back night under the stars in beautiful Griffith Park, where you can catch some of the hottest up-and-coming bands and check out the latest and greatest in street-side cuisine and grab a drink at the on-site bar. Make some time to check out the museum, because all events at the Autry come with included admission to select galleries. Then, settle in on the Autry National Center's lush lawn and get ready to quote along with your favorite movies, running all summer long.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / Top Gun - 8:30pm (Doors at 5:30pm,Music at 7:00pm)Saturday July 15, 2017 / The Sandlot - 8:30pm (Doors at 5:30pm,Music at 7pm)Saturday July 29, 2017 / Young Frankenstein - 8:30pm (Doors at 5:30pm,Music at 7pm)Saturday August 12, 2017 / When Harry Met Sally - 8:30pm (Doors at 5:30pm,Music at 7pm)Saturday September 2, 2017 / Goodfellas - 8:00pm (Doors at 5pm,Music at 7pm)
Ted L. Nancy is a customer in need of service ... and every customer service rep's worst nightmare. He writes to the City of Huntington Beach requesting a permit for operating his Electronic Nose Blowing Machine, invites Czechoslovakian President Václav Havel to become Treasurer of Ted's Vacuum Club, asks Nordstrom about buying a mannequin that looks like his deceased neighbor to present to the grieving widow, and more. Time after time, well-meaning representatives offer earnest replies to his letters. Based on his bestselling series of books Letters From a Nut, Nancy brings his madcap collection of correspondence to L.A. for a one-of-a-kind show that is both outlandish and uproarious. Innovative French director Pierre Balloón directs and comedy icon Jerry Seinfeld produces this ode to idiosyncrasy at Geffen Playhouse's Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday July 5, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday July 6, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 3:00pm
A total high-energy package, Howl at the Moon is the experience that brings together a live concert AND a full bar, and the fun doesn't stop short at their spot in Universal City. Try switching out the DJ for a live show that features musicians jamming out to their own renditions of dance anthems and party hits. Whether it's that pop song you hear on repeat on the radio or a good old '90s throwback, Howl at the Moon re-charges each tune with a new, refreshing kick that gets the crowd jumping. Massive buckets of sugar-fueled cocktails also lend a hand to the party, with treats like sparkling vodka apple lemonade, a Fruit Roll-Up-inspired medley and more.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 7:00pm (Howl at the Moon)Friday June 30, 2017 / 7:00pm (Howl at the Moon)Saturday July 1, 2017 / 7:00pm (Howl at the Moon)Sunday July 2, 2017 / 7:00pm (Howl at the Moon)Wednesday July 5, 2017 / 7:00pm (Band/DJ Night)Thursday July 6, 2017 / 7:00pm (Howl at the Moon)Friday July 7, 2017 / 7:00pm (Howl at the Moon)Saturday July 8, 2017 / 7:00pm (Howl at the Moon)
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 a cocktail to start the evening at this intimate Hollywood nightspot.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday July 6, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday July 13, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday July 14, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday July 20, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday July 21, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday July 27, 2017 / 8:30pm
Tony and Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) and Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct) star in Heisenberg, a sharply original drama from the Tony-winning playwright of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. In a crowded London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and gives him a kiss, suddenly thrusting these two strangers on an electrifying journey that examines human connection amidst life's uncertainties. Drama Desk winner Mark Brokaw (How I Learned to Drive) directs this New York Times Critics' Pick at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum.
Sunday July 2, 2017 / 6:30pm (Preview)Wednesday July 5, 2017 / 8:00pm (Preview)
Spend a gorgeous day at the races at a true Los Angeles landmark with an exclusive package that includes food, craft beer, collectible keepsakes and more. Santa Anita Park's Farriers Package features Club House admission, complete with box seating and a racing program, along with a pint of local craft beer from the Farriers bar and an entree from one of Santa Anita's brand-new Club House Mezzanine eateries. And if the memories you make at Santa Anita Park aren't enough, the Farriers package also includes a commemorative pint glass so you can take a piece of the "Great Race Place" home with you.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 1:00pmTuesday July 4, 2017 / 1:00pm
Celebrate summer with stunning city views from the rooftop club of the ultra-hip W Hotel on ever-hopping and happening Hollywood Boulevard. Vibe takes over The Loft and Wet Deck -- the W's famous outdoor pool and bar -- for this Saturday night event, which kicks off with a cocktail party followed by three hours of dancing to live DJ sets. Get decked out in your fiercest cocktail attire, assemble your squad and make sure you arrive by 11:00 p.m. Once you're there, you can salute the season of easy living by drinking, dancing and chilling, while enjoying gorgeous views of the Hollywood Hills, downtown L.A. and beyond.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 9:30pmMonday July 3, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 9:30pm
In Seussical the Musical, cats wear hats and audiences wear smiles -- both two sizes too large. It's almost impossible not to start grinning when this all-ages musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss' stories plunges you into the whimsical world of Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who! and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The stories are linked together by a young boy who is a "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks," and Horton the Elephant, who's out to prove that "a person's a person, no matter how small." Seussical's cast of favorite characters, including the Whos of Whoville, the Grinch and the Cat himself, brings a sense of wonder and fun to this entertaining family production at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pm
Laemmle NoHo 7 and Eat|See|Hear have come up with the perfect film series for all you cinephiles, pop culture-lovers and nostalgia buffs: Throwback Thursdays. Come out to the North Hollywood cinema haven and rediscover popular classics and buried gems that are rarely, if ever, shown on the big screen. You might even get treated to a special guest appearance by a celebrity connected to the film. There's something for every taste at Throwback Thursdays -- from When Harry Met Sally to Blade Runner and beyond.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 7:30pm (CRY-BABY - part of "Summer Camp")Thursday July 6, 2017 / 7:25pm (DRESSED TO KILL - part of "Killer Blondes")Thursday July 13, 2017 / 7:30pm (DOUBLE INDEMNITY - part of "Killer Blondes")Thursday July 20, 2017 / 7:30pm (TO DIE FOR - part of "Killer Blondes")Thursday July 27, 2017 / 7:30pm (VERTIGO - part of "Killer Blondes")
A love triangle between Oliver, Philip and Sylvia alternates between 1958 and 2008 in The Pride, an Olivier Award-winning drama by Alexi Kaye Campbell. The play explores the trio's complex, tumultuous relationships as they shift and change from the repression of the 1950s to the relative openness of modern times and back again -- with both sets of characters, separated by half a century, sharing the same names and similar relationship issues. Betrayal, guilt, identity, fidelity and passion make up the core of this thought-provoking play performed at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pm
More than 20 local restaurants and wineries are set to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Culver City with this fun festival at the Courtyard by Marriott. This indoor-outdoor party features appearances by celebrity chefs like Kimmy Tang (9021Pho), live music by guitarist Kevin G, strolling magic by America's Got Talent contestant Fantastic Paul and more. VIP tickets include on-site chair massage, a goodie bag and early admission, and a pair of worthy charities benefit from the proceeds -- Meals on Wheels and Backpacks for Kids.
Buying instruments with cash netted from a bar fight, UB40 couldn't have had a more humble start (especially since, once they got the instruments, the band still didn't know how to play them). Nevertheless these working-class guys from the West Midlands of Britain became one of the most adventurous -- and commercially successful -- reggae bands of all time. Featuring original band members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, the Grammy-nominated group brings their signature high-energy, funky sound to L.A.'s Greek Theatre. With a smooth-yet-rootsy blend of reggae and pop, UB40 has sold more than 70 million albums and charted dozens of global hits, including "Red Red Wine" and "Can't Help Falling in Love."
Celebrate the Fourth of July with explosive Major League Soccer action as the LA Galaxy host Western Conference rivals Real Salt Lake, followed by one of the largest fireworks displays in Southern California. In 2014, the Galaxy won their fifth MLS Cup, making them the most-decorated club in the league. Now, with an all-star lineup that includes team captain Jelle Van Damme, Gyasi Zardes and Giovani dos Santos, the Galaxy are looking to once again take the league by storm. Following the match, stick around for the 22nd annual 4th of July fireworks show, the longest consecutively running 4th of July fireworks show in professional sports.
What's in a name? Plenty, it turns out, when you're talking about the hottest comedians on the scene today. And they're coming to the stage for The Laugh Factory's All-Star Comedy shows to make you chuckle, snort, guffaw, spit out your drink and more. So grab some friends and spend a weekend evening checking out the latest comedy routines from names you've seen on late-night talk shows, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime and more. The lineup is always fresh, always new -- and always funny.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 7:00pm
California is America's largest and most diverse state, home to people, traditions, languages and ideas from every corner of the world. California's dynamic population, culture and geography have made a notable impact on the state's artistic output, which has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. This spirit is always on display at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, which showcases works by California artists in exhibitions like In the Land of Sunshine: Imagining the California Coast Culture, which features paintings of California life from the past 150 years, and "a sky in the palm of a hand", which pays tribute to local artists Lloyd Hamrol and Joan Perlman.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / Noon-5:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / Noon-5:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / Noon-5:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / Noon-5:00pmWednesday July 5, 2017 / Noon-5:00pmThursday July 6, 2017 / Noon-5:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / Noon-5:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / Noon-5:00pm
Barnes Park Amphitheater is guaranteed to be the hottest spot in Monterey Park this summer, with a pair of great concerts that're free to attend. Take part in a Fourth of July celebration with fireworks from a live band onstage and a patriotic pyrotechnics display above it. Then, in August, Bulletproof Soul brings their groove-filled sound to the outdoor venue for a night of R&B, funk and Top 40 hits.
Tuesday July 4, 2017 / 6:00pm (Live entertainment & Firework Show)Sunday August 13, 2017 / 6:00pm (Bulletproof Soul)
Spend a summer night under the stars watching a film that celebrates the power of music. Whether it's a comedy, a biopic or a nostalgic nod to rock's heyday, L.A.'s Skirball Cultural Center has the perfect cinematic selections for music lovers. Before settling in to your seats, check out the center's exhibition Paul Simon: Words & Music. Then, enjoy cocktails, wine, beer and light fare available for purchase.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:30pm (That Thing You Do!)Friday July 14, 2017 / 8:30pm (La Bamba)
The most dazzling display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals you're ever likely to see under one roof returns to the Pasadena Civic Center. The acclaimed International Gem and Jewelry Show -- otherwise known as InterGem --has been bringing its fantastic selection at the lowest prices to locations across the country for almost 50 years now. You can expect to find colored gemstones, exquisite fine jewelry, gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets, beads and crystals, ethnic jewelry, classic pearls, vintage estate jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands, designer watches and one-of-a-kind seasonal pieces. With a varied selection and special show pricing direct from worldwide designers and manufacturers, this show is perfect for gem enthusiasts, jewelry lovers and anyone looking for unique new accessories at a great price.
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.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Thirsty Thursday)Thursday June 29, 2017 / 10:00pm (Thirsty Thursday)Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Darren Carter from Showtime)Friday June 30, 2017 / 10:00pm (Darren Carter from Showtime)
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.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (All-Star Comedy)Friday June 30, 2017 / 10:00pm (All-Star Comedy)Saturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pm (All-Star Comedy)Saturday July 1, 2017 / 10:00pm (All-Star Comedy)Sunday July 2, 2017 / 8:00pm (All-Star Comedy)
You would be hard-pressed to find a comedy club with more history or greater pedigree than the Comedy Store's West Hollywood location along the Sunset Strip. Since its beginnings in the early '70s the venue has regaled audiences with an unrelenting torrent of the biggest names in comedy, ranging from Sam Kinison to Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Chelsea Handler, Dane Cook and beyond. Through it all, the Comedy Store has never lost its quirky, intimate atmosphere, making it as inviting for the audience as it is the comics. At any given show you're guaranteed to see some of today's best and brightest stand-ups testing out material, and you never know what surprise guests might drop by to do a set.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 7:00pm (Joey Coco Diaz, Iliza Schlesinger & Very Special Guests)Saturday July 8, 2017 / 7:00pm (Main Room Headliner)Thursday July 13, 2017 / 8:30pm (Main Room Headliner)Saturday July 15, 2017 / 7:00pm (Main Room Headliner)Saturday July 22, 2017 / 7:00pm (Main Room Headliner)Saturday July 22, 2017 / 10:30pm (Belly Room Headliner Show)Saturday July 29, 2017 / 7:00pm (Main Room Headliner)
A long-time Valley favorite for jazz, blues and more, Upstairs at Vitello's is located above the famed Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City. A hotspot for the best singer-songwriters, Broadway and cabaret acts, the lounge is a collaboration between Vitello's and famed drummer, vocalist, producer and composer Sheila E. You'll catch up-and-coming musicians and singers, well-established artists and legendary local, national and international talent as well. A full bar and a contemporary Italian menu complete the intimate venue's fun, relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a night out.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pm (Frank Fontaine)Sunday July 2, 2017 / 8:00pm (Susan Krebs and the Special Guest Grand Band - Big Damn Birthday)Monday July 3, 2017 / 8:00pm - (mostly) musicals
The tribute band Britain's Finest: The Complete Beatles Experience brings its audiences as close to an actual Fab Four concert as it gets, complete with period costumes and note-perfect performances of the group's legendary hits. Starting early in the Liverpool lads' careers, this show takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour from when Beatlemania swept the globe through the Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band era and beyond, and is performed by a cast that eerily resembles John, Paul, George and Ringo themselves. See why the group has been featured -- twice -- on AXS TV's The World's Greatest Tribute Bands when Britain's Finest plays The Rose in Pasadena.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Pier Pressure gives you a glorified view of fireworks this Fourth of July season from the decks of the massive California King Yacht. 350 people accommodate three levels of fully-stocked bars to truly help you get in the celebrating mood, and live DJs on each floor will be busting out classic House and other party jams. Take a break from the heat of the shores and cool off on the Long Beach Harbor as you take in the sights of the city skyline -- an impressive fireworks display will cap off the evening in true patriotic fashion.
Tuesday July 4, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding at 7:00pm)
For 20 years, Julian Stefoni has been partying like it's 1999. As the lead singer of Erotic City, Stefoni delivers one of the most sublime -- and now one of the most poignant -- tributes to the late Prince on the planet. The band's high-energy show doesn't stint on the high heels, lace pants, crushed velvet and all the electric sexiness associated with "His Purple Majesty." Now Erotic City comes to The Canyon in Agoura Hills to perform classics like "When Doves Cry," "Little Red Corvette," "I Wanna Be Your Lover" and "Purple Rain."
Friday June 30, 2017 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
You're in for a night of fun and fantasy as the lights dim and L.A.-based theatrical burlesque troupe the Dollface Dames slink onto the stage. Now in their fourth year at the Britannia Pub, the Dames change up their show every week, offering a variety of burlesque acts and special guests. These ladies combine the art of the tease with fan dances, pointe, tap, clogging, contortion, magic, fire-wielding, hoop tricks, aerial performances and more. The sexy experience is spread out over three sets at Britannia Pub in Santa Monica.
Monday July 3, 2017 / 9:30pmMonday July 10, 2017 / 9:30pmMonday July 17, 2017 / 9:30pmMonday July 24, 2017 / 9:30pmMonday July 31, 2017 / 9:30pmMonday August 7, 2017 / 9:30pmMonday August 14, 2017 / 9:30pmMonday August 21, 2017 / 9:30pm
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.
For 35 years, the Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival has served as both a family gathering for the community and a launchpad for queer films and filmmakers. What began as a weekend-long festival on the UCLA campus has blossomed into an 11-day celebration of LGBT films in theaters throughout the city of Los Angeles. This year's fest features 194 films from 30 countries, with films that raise the bar in terms of trans, bi, lesbian and gay inclusivity and visibility. From the sexual fluidity in the characters of Strangers, City of the Future and Body Electric to the gender non-conforming themes in Saturday Church, Freak Show and A Womb of Their Own, this year's lineup illustrates the changing demographic of today's LGBT landscape. Many of the movies are followed by post-screening Q&A discussions, and many include pre- or post-screening receptions.
Thursday July 6, 2017 / 8:00pm (Opening Night Gala: God's Own Country Screening & After Party at The Orpheum)Friday July 7, 2017 / 7:00pm (A Date For Mad Mary at Harmony Gold)Friday July 7, 2017 / 9:30pm (New Queer Frontiers: BKPI & The Chances at REDCAT)Friday July 7, 2017 / 9:30pm (Rift at Harmony Gold)Saturday July 8, 2017 / 12:00pm (Growing Up Queer at Harmony Gold)Saturday July 8, 2017 / 2:30pm (Steven Universe at Harmony Gold)Saturday July 8, 2017 / 3:45pm (Beginners w/ Director Mike Mills at REDCAT)Saturday July 8, 2017 / 4:15pm (Chavela at the DGA)
Put together outdoor screenings of popular movies, music from live bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks offering delicious meals for sale, and you've got the perfect L.A. summer experience. Street Food Cinema features a different lineup of eats and entertainment each week for a full season of music and film-going fun under the stars. Grab some blankets, pillows, picnic items -- even your dog -- and come on out. Films are screened in high-def DLP projection, with cinema quality picture and sound.
Sunday July 2, 2017 / 8:30pm -- Fight Club (Doors Open at 5:30pm)Saturday August 5, 2017 / 8:30pm -- Deadpool (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Flappers Comedy Club brings Los Angeles' top comics to Claremont's historic Packing House building. A wide variety of shows include stand-up talent from national headliners seen on network TV, HBO, BET and Comedy Central, comedy contests with up-and-coming performers, hilarious themed shows and more. The club also hosts variety nights and other one-of-a-kind events. Plus, you never know what celebrity comics might drop by for a guest set. Please see the full event description for a link to information on upcoming shows.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Don Friesen from Showtime)Friday June 30, 2017 / 10:00pm (Don Friesen from Showtime)
The famed iX Tapa Cantina's lively one-hour mariachi show features a rotating lineup of some of the best musicians and ensembles in the country, and comes complete with a traditional three-course Mexican dinner. Choose from fajitas, carne asada and more from the special Goldstar menu, while you sip on a margarita or signature sangria available for purchase from the bar. A fine pairing of culture and cuisine, the Corazon De Mariachi dinner show will transport you from Old Town Pasadena to Old Mexico. Please see the full event description for menu options, which you can order upon arrival.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:15pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:15pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 8:15pmFriday July 14, 2017 / 8:15pmSaturday July 15, 2017 / 8:15pmFriday July 21, 2017 / 8:15pmSaturday July 22, 2017 / 8:15pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 8:15pm
This exciting escape room at Arqade in Los Angeles puts you in the shoes of a junior detective at Scotland Yard in the 19th century. You and your intrepid team of fellow gumshoes have been assigned your final exam: Explore the laboratory of eccentric alchemist Devon Melton Plumbum and decipher the clues to uncover his plans, find his formula for transmutation of lead into gold, and, if time allows, unlock his treasure chest full of riches. This escape room, outfitted with antique and custom-made Victorian-era equipment, locks and puzzles, won the Best Interactive Award at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 5:00pmThursday June 29, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday June 29, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 11:00pm
Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of Los Angeles on this fun food tour. Your knowledgeable tour guide will lead you on a leisurely three-hour walking adventure through this extraordinary downtown area, sharing stories of the city's early settlers, Hollywood's heyday, architectural background and the transformation of L.A.'s culture and food scene. Along the way you'll get to enjoy tastes from unique eateries, including the best bakeries, authentic ethnic restaurants and renowned establishments currently creating a buzz in the foodie universe -- six stops in all. By the end of the tour, you'll be able to impress your friends with your vast knowledge of the city and its hidden culinary gems.
Monday July 3, 2017 / 11:00amThursday July 6, 2017 / 11:00amFriday July 7, 2017 / 11:00amSunday July 9, 2017 / 11:00amMonday July 10, 2017 / 11:00amThursday July 13, 2017 / 11:00amFriday July 14, 2017 / 11:00amSunday July 16, 2017 / 11:00am
The waters off Dana Point are a whale- and dolphin-watching haven, and Dana Wharf's boat captains are masters at spotting the majestic mammals. During this two-hour seafaring voyage, your captain will keep you entertained with interesting facts and anecdotes as you scout out whales (gray or blue, depending on the season), three different types of dolphin, sea lions and more. Dana Wharf, the originator of whale watching in Orange County, has an 85 percent success rate at spotting marine mammals. They guarantee you'll see whales or dolphins during the voyage -- or you'll ride again for free.
Monday July 3, 2017 / NoonWednesday July 5, 2017 / NoonFriday July 7, 2017 / NoonMonday July 10, 2017 / NoonWednesday July 12, 2017 / NoonFriday July 14, 2017 / NoonMonday July 17, 2017 / NoonWednesday July 19, 2017 / Noon
Whether you prefer your Holmesian adventures via Sherlock, Elementary or the original canon, this engaging adventure offers an exciting new way to experience Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's seminal detective series. The latest site-specific event from the immersive theater specialists at Unbound Productions unfolds outdoors at the Los Angeles Arboretum's Santa Anita Train Depot. The game is literally afoot as you follow 25 characters through a twisty mystery adapted from three of Conan Doyle's short stories, packed with on-the-move clues and intrigue.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pm
Five individuals, each burdened by their own personal trauma, are brought together in the drama Group. The story centers on a group session led by a caring therapist who also carries some emotional baggage of his own. Together, they overcome their own struggles by deconstructing their own perceptions of one another and themselves. See this powerful play that addresses issues relating to veterans, domestic abuse, racism and gender identity at the Avery Schreiber Playhouse in North Hollywood.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 8:00pm
Family patriarch Ben Lyons is in the hospital, dying from cancer. As his time grows short, his wife and two adult children gather at his bedside for an atypical goodbye in this "smart and funny and moving" (New York Observer) drama that The Hollywood Reporter hailed as "black comedy perfection" during its 2012 run. Ben, freed from social conventions thanks to his condition, will say anything he wishes -- salty language included. Rita, his partner in a 40-year-long loveless marriage, finds her mind drifting toward thoughts of the future. The couple's alcoholic daughter and gay son have their own issues and agendas. Written by Nicky Silver (Beautiful Child), The Lyons is now presented at the Lankershim Arts Center North Hollywood in a new production by Road Theatre Company.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Understudy Show)Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 9, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday July 14, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 15, 2017 / 8:00pm
Jack Fry's Einstein! returns from New York to the Santa Monica Playhouse with a new set of accolades, including a "Top 10 Shows to See" nod at the 2016 New York Fringe Festival (a perfect companion to its "Pick of the Fringe" status at the Hollywood fest). Of course, Einstein's name has become synonymous with "genius," but there's so much more to him than his world-changing theories. Set in 1914 Berlin, the solo play follows young Albert Einstein as he struggles to prove his General Theory of Relativity, while his personal life -- new fatherhood, a wife who won't agree to a divorce, failing health -- and society crumble around him due to the Great War. Told with humor and heart, Einstein! draws on the recent release of 15,000 documents and Fry's three years of research to show a side of the genius that's rarely seen.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 3:00pm
Sir Mix-a-Lot parlayed a gonzo tribute to women with large buttocks into hip hop immortality. But even before he struck crossover gold, Sir Mix-a-Lot was one of rap's great D.I.Y. success stories, co-founding his own record label and making waves in the hip hop community. "Baby Got Back" spent five weeks atop the pop charts, selling over two million copies, also pushing album Mack Daddy into the Top Ten and clinching a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance. Billboard magazine ranked it as the second biggest single of the year. Even before "Baby Got Back," Mix-A-Lot was a platinum-selling album artist with a strong following, known for bouncy, danceable, bass-heavy tracks indebted to old-school electronic. With platinum albums, a certified gold album and over a dozen hits across rap, R&B and pop charts, Sir Mix-a-Lot continues his march of hip hop greatness at The Rose in Pasadena.
Thursday July 6, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
The work of cabaret and Broadway star John Bucchino takes center stage at L.A.'s Chromolume Theater at The Attic with It's Only Life. The celebrated composer's songs have been performed by the likes of Liza Minnelli, Audra MacDonald, Yo-Yo Ma and the Boston Pops. This revue of Bucchino's catalogue touches on the longing, fulfillment, loss, triumph and wisdom mirrored in his work. The production takes a deeper look at the artist and the challenges he faced trying to balance the artistic life with the sweet parts of day-to-day life, family, career and friends.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 9, 2017 / 2:00pm
An iconic actress and comedian who found success on TV (she was a series regular on Love American Style and appeared a record 20 times on The Merv Griffin Show) and the Broadway stage (in shows like The Education of Hyman Kaplan and the national tour of Funny Girl), the always delightful Barbara Minkus now shares her most private memories, personal anecdotes and favorite tunes in I'm Not Famous, a journey of story and song at The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse. She may not be "famous," but she's certainly had one heck of a show biz career, and now you can follow all its twists and turns -- from Broadway to Hollywood and back again -- in this crowd-pleasing new show.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday July 9, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday July 15, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday July 16, 2017 / 3:00pm
Celebrating Pride 2017 at the Santa Monica Playhouse, this new tongue-in-cheek twist on the oldest of tales is definitely not the Disney version, though it is packed with music, comedy, romance and roses. Based on the original 1740's story set in medieval times, this Beauty and the Beast not only offers a feistier Belle, but it adds ditzy sisters and a different sorceress and suitor to the classic quest for a love-filled happily-ever-after. It also happens to feature a guy in each and every role. You'll enjoy an included glass of rose wine before this enjoyable late-night production.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday July 14, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday July 15, 2017 / 9:30pm
You're invited to one of music's most anticipated family reunions when '80s R&B hitmakers DeBarge -- siblings Bunny, Randy, James and El -- come together to party and perform at UCLA's Royce Hall, bringing their talented extended clan with them. The Detroit natives made a name for themselves with a groove-filled mix of soul, R&B and funk, and produced a trio of gold albums with singles like "Rhythm of the Night," "You Wear It Well," "I Like It," "All This Love" and "Time Will Reveal." They're set to be joined for this special Back2Soul concert by elder brother Tommy DeBarge of Switch, younger brother Chico DeBarge and several second-gen kids, nieces and nephews. Openers include Tee "Sylk" Harris and Madz Johnson & Storm.
This award-winning musical comedy is the story of how six young people, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. This hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 2:00pm
At Karma Burlesque, you'll get the treatment you deserve from The Dollface Dames's award-winning burlesquers. Grab a seat and get close-up with the ladies as they show off their huge array of talents, from singing to comedy and, of course, fiery dance moves -- literally. Women will dance with fire. The women alsp make their way through the rest of the audience for an extra personal experience. The Dollface Dames have been shimmying, slinking and grooving their way through the City of Angels since '08, dazzling crowds with their gorgeous locks and wild variety of high-energy themes. Voted in 2013's Top 10 Best Troupes by LA Weekly and Time Out LA, they're now ready to bring the good-luck vibes to L.A.'s Karma Lounge.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 10:00pmThursday July 6, 2017 / 10:00pmThursday July 27, 2017 / 10:00pm
The soundalike bands handpicked to play this series are some of the best in the biz when it comes to re-creating the real rock experience. From A to Z (Aerosmith to Zeppelin) and way beyond, you'll hear favorites from just about every era and marvel at how close these tribute groups come to nailing the look and sound of the originals, note-for-note and lick-for-lick. There's nothing like rocking out to your favorite classic hits played live, at Katie Jakes in Covina.
Sunday July 2, 2017 / 4:00pmSunday July 9, 2017 / 4:00pmSunday July 16, 2017 / 4:00pmSunday July 23, 2017 / 4:00pmSunday July 30, 2017 / 4:00pm
From the mind of hit television screenwriter Bekah Brunstetter (This is Us, Switched at Birth) comes The Cake, a play of equal sentimentality and trouble. Main character Della, played by That '70s Show's Debra Jo Rupp, has a knack for cakes, not judgment calls -- those usually get sent to her husband. When the girl she helped raise returns to North Carolina with a different fiancee than expected, Della has to decide whether the cake will include two brides atop or not. Find out what she does when it premieres at the Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles.
Sunday July 2, 2017 / 4:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 14, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 15, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 16, 2017 / 4:00pmFriday July 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 23, 2017 / 4:00pm
The City of Angels is as famous for its cuisine as it for its film industry, with an iconic set of boardwalks and piers filled with fishy delights. On this walking tour through the trendy beach neighborhood of Santa Monica, you'll get a taste of Los Angeles's best seafood, from clam chowder and bay shrimp to classic fish & chips. This fun and filling outing also offers tidbits about local history from your friendly and knowledgeable guide. And your two-hour excursion is topped off by a signature dessert created by one of the city's top chefs.
Any Sat Through June 30, 2017 (Reserve in Advance)
The Completely Different Late Show is a wild improv explosion by the cast of the Groundlings' Main Company. Audience suggestions are taken throughout the night for improvised scenes to be performed by the best in the business. It's also a testing ground for brand new material that could be headed -- based on your response -- for the Groundlings' main show. Famous Groundlings alumni include Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman, Lisa Kudrow and Paul Reubens, who created his Pee-Wee Herman character there. Every week, it's an all-new comedy experience at this L.A. institution.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 10:00pm
L.A.'s own rap royalty DJ Quik hits up the Troubadour for a session filled with his platinum-selling lyricism and self-produced beats. Catch him performing tracks from his 25-year discography backed by a live band. The West Coast hip-hop legend is teaming up with rapper Suga Free and a who's-who of the local rap game in this benefit concert for DJ Quik's longtime manager Tony Lane, a.k.a. Black Tone, who recently suffered a stroke.
If you've got the need, the need for speed -- in the form of jokes flying at you a mile a minute -- then the wacky crew from the hit parody Point Break Live has got you covered with their latest interactive extravaganza, Tom Gun Live: A Maverick's Homage. Actually, this particular highway to the Danger Zone not only pays tribute to Top Gun's Maverick, Goose and Iceman, but to Tom Cruise's other memorable movie characters as well, picked out on the spot and played by audience volunteers. This high-powered show at L.A.'s Regent Theater is pretty much guaranteed to take your breath away, promising "multiple karaoke sing-a-longs, dance-offs, audience-fueled paper-airplane battles, missiles zip-lining through the crowd and of course, flying liquids."
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 10:00pm
While exploring an ancient library, you discover a secret passage that leads you into the mysterious lab of an ancient alchemist. The door slams shut and locks behind you -- now, with only an hour until the alchemist returns, you must uncover and unite the four lost elements to release the hidden power of the Philosopher's Stone and escape the room. This live action event at Escape Room L.A. is a fun and frantic challenge requiring critical thinking, creativity and plenty of teamwork.
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.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 7:30pm (Yoo Hoo Weekend ProAm with Kristin Key)Friday June 30, 2017 / 9:30pm (Yoo Hoo Weekend ProAm with Kristin Key)
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 July 1, 2017 / 7:30pm (Seating at 7:00pm)Saturday July 8, 2017 / 7:30pm (Seating at 7:00pm)Saturday July 15, 2017 / 7:30pm (Seating at 7:00pm)Saturday July 22, 2017 / 7:30pm (Seating at 7:00pm)Saturday July 29, 2017 / 7:30pm (Seating at 7:00pm)Saturday August 5, 2017 / 7:30pm (Seating at 7:00pm)Saturday August 12, 2017 / 7:30pm (Seating at 7:00pm)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 7:30pm (Seating at 7:00pm)
Monday is a day most often associated with back-to-work drudgery, grumpy memes and lamentations for the missing fun of the past weekend. Well, no more. From the team that brought you Smoke and Mirrors, Magic Monday is out to make Mondays the most miraculous and extraordinary of your weekdays with this weekly show of illusion and wonderment, featuring an ever-changing lineup of award-winning magicians from the Magic Castle, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, America's Got Talent, Tosh.0, Masters of Illusion and Wizard Wars. And be sure to show up early to L.A.'s Santa Monica Playhouse, as a close-up magic pre-show begins in the lobby 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Monday July 3, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday July 10, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday July 17, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday July 24, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday July 31, 2017 / 8:00pm
Best known as a film by Alfred Hitchcock, Dial M for Murder was first a successful stage play written by another English master of suspense, Frederick Knott (Wait Until Dark). In this production of the classic thriller, Tony Wendice plans to murder his unfortunate wife to claim her fortune for himself. He arranges for the perfect crime ... but things don't quite go according to plan. This timeless masterpiece of construction and plotting weaves a tangled web of clues and red herrings, back-stabbings and blackmail that will keep you hooked from start to finish. Catch the Group Rep's production of Dial M for Murder at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 9, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday July 14, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 15, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 16, 2017 / 2:00pm
Darrell Hammond, best known as a long-running cast member on Saturday Night Live, headlines Hollywood's Laugh Factory. Hammond was a cast member from 1995 to 2009, longer than any other actor in SNL history. During this time, he performed more than a hundred impressions on the show, ranging from Bill Clinton and Al Gore to Donald Trump, Regis Philbin and Sean Connery. In addition to his SNL work, his credits include his own half-hour Comedy Central special, as well as numerous appearances on The Howard Stern Show. For this show, he'll be joined by another great SNL alum, Kevin Nealon, along with Paulina Combow, whose humorous essays frequently appear in the Washington Post, standup Ramy Youssef, fresh off his first guest appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and more to be announced.
Monday Night Tease is L.A.'s longest running and most celebrated burlesque show, chock-full of magic, music, juggling, acrobatics and plenty of scandalous, scantly clad performers. Count on a rotating cast of local and international talent with a wide range of saucy skills. Named one of L.A.'s top burlesque shows by LA Weekly and Time Out Los Angeles, this show at Three Clubs is a perfect choice for first-timers, burlesque aficionados and birthday groups -- so long as the birthday boy or girl doesn't mind getting paddled by the cast.
Monday July 3, 2017 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 9:30pm)
The phrase "dead ringer" takes on a whole new meaning in Dead Man's Cell Phone, the imaginative romantic comedy from Pulitzer finalist Sarah Ruhl. An incessantly ringing phone chips away at the peaceful ambiance in an otherwise quiet café until Jean, the woman sitting at the next table, has had enough and gets up to intervene. Shocked to discover that the phone's owner is dead, she answers the call herself -- and soon finds herself dating the dead man's brother, sharing cosmopolitans with his widow and meeting his mistress for a mysterious rendezvous. Jean's odd odyssey leads her to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a world obsessed with technology. Long Beach Playhouse presents this insightful work about how society memorializes the dead -- on their Studio Theatre stage.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 2:00pm
Christopher Durang's side-splitting satire pokes fun at Chekhov's classic dramas, but you definitely don't need to know anything about Russian lit to appreciate the wackiness of this farce. Step-siblings Vanya and Sonia are enjoying a quiet, peaceful life in the country when their celeb sister, Masha, returns home for an unexpected visit. Masha brings along Spike, her latest young boy-toy, and what follows can only be described as an unforgettable weekend. Explore the troubles of celebrity, social networking, and age in a laugh-out-loud comedy that will tickle your funny bone and stimulate your mind at Theatre Palisades.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 8:00pm
What's even better than a bar crawl, you ask? Um, that would be a Chocolate Crawl, led by a friendly guide from Second City Tours. Put on your comfortable shoes for this 90-minute walking tour that takes you to the best-known chocolatiers of Beverly Hills and a couple hidden gems, too. You'll get to indulge in exotic chocolate truffles, cakeballs, handmade gelato, cupcakes and more. Although the tastes are included, it's a pretty sure bet you're not going to go home empty-handed: Each stop will included time for additional purchases to enjoy later.
Any Sun Through June 30, 2017 (Reserve in Advance)
Unleash your inner Picasso and drink a good Pinot Noir while you're at it. Winey Art has teamed up with Sherman Oaks' The Woodman to bring folks together to Drink, Paint & Create for a memorable evening. Step up to an easel and discover your hidden talents while sipping on craft beers and wine. You don't have to be a gifted painter to relish the calm and therapeutic act of producing unique art. If you get hungry in the midst of a creative spark, you can purchase some savory dishes like grilled corn lollipops and beer battered shrimp tacos. Art nights are a fun spin to a date night, girls' (or boys"!) night out or a simple way to get out there and express yourself freely. With painting materials provided, Winey Art makes it easy to get down with your artistic self.
Wednesday July 5, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday July 12, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday July 19, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday July 26, 2017 / 7:00pm
Get rocked when Pyromania takes the stage with the best tribute to Def Leppard in the country. For 15 years, the band has been faithfully recreating the Def Leppard experience, one show at a time. From authentic song reproductions and spot-on stage personas, Pyromania has it covered. You'll hear memorable favorites like "Photograph," "Love Bites," "Pour Some Sugar on Me," "Hysteria," "Let's Get Rocked" and much more. Whitesnake'd, a tribute to White Snake, opens this show at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Named the best show of its kind in Los Angeles for four years running, The Dinner Detective sets sail on the Grand Romance Riverboat in Long Beach, serving up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect ... including you. This three-hour cruise starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights. You'll experience it all aboard California's largest authentic operating paddlewheel riverboat, offering great harbor views in a climate-controlled atmosphere.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday July 15, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday July 22, 2017 / 6:00pm
The beautiful Cafe Sevilla invites guests to come and enjoy a magical evening of Spanish and Gypsy flamenco dance, an authentic three-course meal and an atmosphere of European elegance and Mediterranean spirit. Celebrating its 25th year, Sevilla is a fixture in Long Beach, and its flamenco dinner-show showcases a variety of dancers, singers, percussionists and guitarists. Adding to the gypsy vibe, Saturday shows will feature a live belly dancer. The included dinner features a salad, the famous Spanish dish paella Valenciana or short rib/salmon duet, and for dessert, crema Catalana, the restaurant's award-winning chocolate espresso creme brulee. A tapas menu, full bar, eclectic wine list and other menu upgrades are also available for a la carte purchase.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday July 15, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday July 22, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday August 5, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday August 12, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 7:00pm
The talented dancers of Dirty Little Secrets will no doubt be displaying some serious hip-shaking when they take the stage at Harvelle's Long Beach with music from the Hula Girls providing just the right island vibe. You're invited to don your best retro pin-up fashion for this night of tiki-inspired fun, which the gals have dubbed Rockabilly Luau.
Experience an evening of vintage entertainment featuring a variety of songs from the 1920s and '30s. The tunes run the gamut from bawdy to beautiful, and stylish flapper Janet Klein is a true ukelele lady. Along with her band members, The Parlor Boys, Klein will treat you to spirited and inspired renditions of Tin Pan Alley, early hot jazz, vaudeville, Yiddish novelty numbers, ragtime and other lovable, rare and rustic tunes. Film historian Jerry Beck opens the show at L.A.'s Steve Allen Theater by setting the mood with rare vintage 16mm film clips.
Enjoy a little bump and grind when the Dollface Dames get their groove on with a helping hand from L.A.'s hottest party band, Lounge-O-Rama. The ladies combine the art of the tease with fan dances, pointe, tap, belly dance, contortion, hoop tricks, bar dancing and more. The monthly show features a rotating cast performing theatrical burlesque acts, so it's never the same show twice. You're in for a night of fun and fantasy as the lights dim at TRiP Santa Monica, an intimate venue serving wine, beer and light snacks.
Wednesday July 5, 2017 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)Wednesday August 2, 2017 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)Wednesday September 6, 2017 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)
How much do your earn? How much are you worth? With the economic world built on hierarchies where CEOs make a hundred times the salary of their workers, Almost Equal To exposes the inequality in highly personal terms. A young immigrant tries to find a job; a professor of economics struggles to keep the job he has; a wife nurses fantasies of an ecologically responsible life; a homeless hustler may be more than he seems; and a young woman in a cutthroat office may or may not be responsible for a co-worker's death. With humor and brutal honesty, celebrated Swedish novelist-playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri reveals the human cost of the system. Over one hundred international companies have performed Khemiri's plays, now coming to Santa Monica's City Garage at Bergamot Station Arts Center.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 3:00pm
Los Angeles is arguably the best city in the world for food, and Hollywood proudly stands as an exhibit of such. Its rich history of Eastern, Western and Latino culture is equally rich in flavors, and each neighborhood is an ethnic haven of unique treats and eats. Indulge in the city's insanely diverse range of cuisines through a guided food tour of Hollywood. From authentic tacos to smoky wood-fired pizza, you'll get a sampling of some of the best treats there are to offer. This tour welcomes both families and empty bellies with open arms.
Any Sun Through June 30, 2017 (Reserve in Advance)
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.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 5:30pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 5:30pmFriday July 14, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday July 15, 2017 / 5:30pmSaturday July 22, 2017 / 5:30pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 5:30pm
What makes Hollywood so weird? Is it the culture, the people, or something supernatural? Grab your cameras, ghost gear and otherworldly curiosity for a two hour walking tour packed with haunted locations and scary stories. 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. Set out from Hollyweird Ghost Tours for a stroll through Hollywood with the ghost hosts with the most.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday July 5, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday July 6, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday July 11, 2017 / 7:00pm
You can spend an evening drinking and dancing at the coolest clubs, instead of gazing with longing from behind the velvet rope, on the L.A. Club Crawl. Your VIP host will meet you and your guests at the famed Outpost Hollywood, where you can mingle with your fellow club crawlers, before hitting three or more of the hottest Hollywood nightspots, like Couture and LURE, with no cover and little to no wait. Perfect for singles, couples, groups or anyone who wants a night out on the town, your guide has the entire evening mapped out, so you can relax and party, without worrying about where you're going next. The clubs vary from night to night, but are all within walking distance, and may include Outpost Bar, The Room, Couture, Argyle, W Hollywood Rooftop, LURE, Le Jardin, Project and more.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday July 14, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday July 15, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday July 21, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday July 22, 2017 / 9:00pm
Hundreds of feet below downtown Los Angeles, a lost civilization's ancient treasure awaits discovery, and Escape Room LA's The Cavern is waiting for you to find it. Join the expedition for an interactive live-action adventure in which you'll descend into a mysterious underground lair where the mission begins to go horribly wrong. Trapped in the depths of the creepy cavern, you'll have less than an hour to escape, working with your team to find clues and solve the challenging puzzles needed to break free and climb back to the glorious light of day. Will you make it?
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday July 6, 2017 / 9:30pm
Experience a taste of Argentina, Marcelo Álvarez brings his wonderful voice to the stage for this night of majestic music. One of the greatest tenors of our day, Álvarez has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala and the great houses around the world. During this concert, he will team up with the six-piece ensemble Tango Spleen to honor Argentina's greatest tango composers in a memorable evening of music. This concert supported by a generous gift from Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation.
Ever wished you could enjoy wine and cheese with friends but skip the cocktail party part? Now you can. Second City Tours presents the Los Angeles Wine and Cheese Walk. Stroll to three excellent restaurants and wine tasting rooms, where you'll sample eight or more varietals of reds, whites and sparkling wines, expertly paired with assorted cheeses and breads. It's the perfect way to spend an afternoon enjoying the city, socializing with friends, and imbibing tastefully in some vino and small bites. Purchase your voucher now and schedule your tour at your leisure.
Any Sun Through June 30, 2017 (Reserve in Advance)
Unleash your inner Picasso while enjoying a fine pinot noir when Winey Art comes to Claim Jumper in Burbank for Drink, Paint, Create. This event gives you the chance to step up to an easel and discover your hidden artistic abilities with the help of craft beers and wine. You don't have to be a gifted painter to relish the calm and therapeutic act of producing unique art -- all the materials are provided, so all you have to worry about is what you want to put on the canvas.
Sunday July 2, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday July 9, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday July 16, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday July 23, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday July 30, 2017 / 2:00pm
Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell may have left us too early, but you can relive this grunge legend's scorching vocals and genre-defining songs when tribute band King Animal hits the stage at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Rock out to hits like "Spoonman," "Black Hole Sun," "Pretty Noose" and "Blow Up the Outside World." Keep this night of hard rock favorites through the decades going with tributes to Guns N' Roses (Flocks & Tulips) and Ozzy Osbourne (Mr. Crowley).
Friday June 30, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Prolific American playwright Don Nigro's raw, romantic drama Seascape With Sharks and Dancer follows an aspiring novelist who fishes a combative young woman out of the surf and brings her back to his Cape Cod cottage. A tentative romance soon begins between them, but it's clear that they're plagued by deeper issues of trust and intimacy. This play about the depths and traps of love surfaces at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in West Hollywood.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pm
Nothing satisfies the carb-induced cravings on a regular basis like a good ol' slab of pie -- pizza pie, that is. From wood-fired to deep dish, eat your way through Beverly Hills on a guided pizza tour of the city's most cheesy and savory slices. You'll also sample stuffed varieties and more from several of the city's most famed pizza purveyors on this fun and filling outing, while learning about local history and landmarks from your friendly and knowledgeable guide. To top it all off, a signature Beverly Hills dessert will complete the food frenzy.
Any Sat Through June 30, 2017 (Reserve in Advance)
Blockbuster Video stores might be a thing of the past, but The Blockbusters are totally on trend. The band, whose members dress like Blockbuster Video employees, brings all your favorite songs from the '90s -- from nerd rock (Weezer's "Buddy Holly") and grunge (Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit") to radio hits you couldn't stand at the time but have grown oddly nostalgic about (Third Eye Blind's "Semi Charmed Life") -- to life at The Canyon. No Blockbuster loyalty card needed for entry to this dance party, just a love for totally '90s chart-toppers sung by four dudes who look like they should be stocking shelves with copies of Wayne's World 2 on VHS.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Thursday July 6, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Second City Hollywood's latest sketch comedy revue tackles a whole slew of modern issues. We are living, after all, in a world where people are protesting to an unprecedented degree, female Uber drivers feel forced to take drastic measures in order to protect themselves, and California is considering seceding from the Union ... assuming we don't get nuked first. But don't worry, if the content of Purple Mountain Travesty sounds alarmingly serious to you, it's also filled with more than its fair share of juvenile humor. Catch this clever sketch show at Second City's Studio Theatre in Hollywood.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00PMSaturday July 8, 2017 / 8:00PMSaturday July 15, 2017 / 8:00PMSaturday July 22, 2017 / 8:00PMSaturday July 29, 2017 / 8:00PMSaturday August 5, 2017 / 8:00PMSaturday August 12, 2017 / 8:00PMSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00PM
Live Rude Girls is an all-female comedy revue that carefully considers the question of whether women can be funny ... and then takes the paper that the question was written on, tears it up, pours gasoline all over it and uses it to start a dumpster fire protesting the patriarchy. The cast of comedians fearlessly tackles topics like body shaming, street harassment and more in this no-holds-barred satirical take on the female experience. If you've ever been called "shrill" or told you'd be "prettier if you smiled," this weekly Second City Studio Theatre showcase is for you.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday July 14, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday July 21, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday August 4, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday August 11, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday August 18, 2017 / 9:30pm
Formed out of a pure burning love for the unforgettable rock music of the '70s, '80s and '90s, Hi-Fi Soundtrack is made up of talented musicians whose vast and diverse musical backgrounds breathe new life into popular classics that range across a number of genres. From the punk rock of The Clash, Green Day, Sex Pistols and Ramones, to the cinematic rock of U2 and Foo Fighters, to timeless hits from groups like Devo, The Cure, The Cars and more, there's something for everyone at a Hi-Fi Soundtrack show. Catch them in concert at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Most famed for his O.M.M.I.O. (On My Mama I'm On) trilogy of mixtapes, L.A. gangsta rapper RJ is part of a collaborative crew that includes DJ Mustard, YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Nipsey Hussle and others. In May 2017, he dropped his first studio disc, MrLA and single, "Brackin,'" and is sure to bring more cuts from that disc to this show at Sevilla Nightclub of Long Beach. The album's got an all-star list of guest artists, which includes ScHoolboy Q, up-and-comer Earl Swavey and Migos' Quavo. Pllus, you never know who'll make an onstage appearance at an RJ show.
If you like the long-running TV improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? then you'll love ComedySportz, a fun, fast-paced live comedy show that's great for the whole family. Watch two teams battle for laughs -- and points -- as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. Full of off-the-cuff humor and unpredictable moments, it's never the same show twice at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The longest-running stage show in Los Angeles, ComedySportz has been turning great improv into hilarious sport for more than 25 years.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 10:00pm (The College League)
One of the top-selling acts of the 1970s, folk-rock band America hits the stage to play their biggest hits, including the No. 1s "A Horse With No Name" and "Sister Golden Hair" and fan favorites "Ventura Highway" and "Tin Man." George Martin, often referred to as the "Fifth Beatle," produced seven of their albums, and the Grammy-winning group continues to make music, releasing their 18th album, Lost & Found, in 2015. Consistently touring for well over four decades, America was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012. Catch these classic rock greats live at The Canyon in Agoura Hills.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
UnCabaret, the long-running alternative comedy night that helped launch the careers of Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo and Patton Oswalt among many others, continues to bring the funny to vegan restaurant Au Lac in downtown Los Angeles. Named one of Los Angeles Magazine's "5 Best Comedy Shows in L.A.," UnCabaret's shows feature rising stars along with established comedians who dive headfirst into a hot bed of personal storytelling, stand-up and music. Longtime musical director Mitch Kaplan and the show's founder, Beth Lapides, preside over this evening of cutting-edge comedy and music that's Un-like anything else in town.
Sunday July 2, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 9, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 16, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 23, 2017 / 8:00pm
The genius of Dwight Yoakam lies in the power of his appeal, a force that attracts serious rock 'n' rollers (he started out opening for punk bands) to country music diehards (Johnny Cash called him his "favorite male artist"). What unites these groups -- which also include hipsters, honky-tonkers and roots rockers -- is Yoakam's maverick blend of country, rock, Americana, pop and soul. He almost singlehandedly saved country music in the '80s, his "cowpunk" sound rescuing a genre that had grown too slick. But after selling 25 million albums, he embarked on a distinguished acting/directing career (Sling Blade, Panic Room, Wedding Crashers). Now Yoakam's come back to music, his 2015 album, Second Hand Heart, hailed by Rolling Stone as filled with "his best songs in years," and his 2016 release, Swimming' Pools, Movie Stars ... filled with bluegrass covers of songs from his previous albums, with the notable exception of Prince's "Purple Rain." Don't miss Dwight Yoakam in concert at The Canyon in Agoura Hills.
Wednesday July 5, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Six Characters in Search of an Author is Luigi Pirandello's quintessential story of the fine line between the characters in a play and the actors who portray them. This satirical tragicomedy opens on a theater company's rehearsal, which is interrupted when six fictional characters show up looking for an author to present their stories. The lines between reality and fiction become blurred as the characters interact with the "real people" in this play within a play (... sort of). The actors of the original play become the audience for the characters, entering into a theatrical hall of mirrors, where the stage becomes more real than the world itself. Whether you're a theater person or simply a lover of theater, you'll adore the barbed humor in this modernist masterpiece at Archway Theatre.
Sunday July 2, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday July 9, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday July 16, 2017 / 2:00pm
The next best thing to seeing Mick, Keith and the boys in person, tribute band The Ultimate Stones are coming to Libbey Bowl in Ojai. The Ultimate Stones have been featured on AXS TV's The World's Greatest Tribute Bands. This tribute presents the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers as they are now and pulls from the entirety of their massive back catalog of fan favorites and classic rock hits. From "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Gimme Shelter" to "Wild Horses," "You Got Me Rocking," "Miss You" and more. Also on the bill is Led Zepagain, renowned for their rocking live homages to Plant, Page & Co. The band recreates Led Zeppelin's legendary live concert experience through classic songs like "Stairway to Heaven," "Rock and Roll," "Whole Lotta Love," "Black Dog" and more. But this isn't just a cover act -- Led Zepagain matches all the intensity and soul of the originals on stage, from Jimmy Page's incredible double-neck guitar solos to Robert Plant's signature vocals. They've even impressed Page himself, who praised them for their accuracy, attention to detail and "amazing" sound.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
Now entertaining amateur sleuths across the country, The Dinner Detective makes its way to the Holiday Inn Burbank Media Center to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday July 22, 2017 / 6:00pm
This warehouse party invites you to partake in an evening of inspiring art, cutting-edge music and cocktails in the heart of Downtown L.A. Hype Collective LA breaks out an eclectic variety of promising local talent, from acoustic sets to hip-hop artists and DJs, all performing live and up close. This shindig kicks off with a cocktail hour of drinks and appetizers, followed by a jam-packed night of sets by Inga, Cordelia and the Buffalo, the Moonrock Saints, Zaid Tabani, N8VSOUL, and DJ NK Riot. If you haven't been dancing your booty off by this point, the stage opens for more groovers and shakers to keep the party going.
Thriving Southern California artists will flock to Harvelle's Long Beach for Soul Cypher, a showcase of emerging talents. There'll be something to appeal to all your senses at this AfroBelles event, which features art, fashion, poetry readings, live music and DJ sets spinning neo-soul, R&B and hip-hop, not to mention soul food plates available for purchase. Come get to know the next set of rising stars in Long Beach and rub elbows with the area's style-conscious, taste-making set.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday July 27, 2017 / 8:00pm
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.
Sunday July 2, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley wowed critics with Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. A self-loathing young trucker named Danny meets Roberta, a divorced mother living with her parents, and they strike up a conversation in a dark bar. The two lonely souls find solace in each other -- but not without a fight (literally) in the play The New York Times called "the equivalent of sitting at ringside watching a prize fight." Watch the unlikely relationship between these two rejects emerge when this acclaimed drama comes to Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 4:00pm
Comedian Jason Love presents Laugh Out Loud Comedy, featuring headliners with credits ranging from Showtime and Comedy Central to The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Show With David Letterman and America's Got Talent. Round up your friends or take your sweetheart, and celebrate monthly at the Westlake Village Twin 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 July 5, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday August 2, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday September 6, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday November 1, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday December 6, 2017 / 7:30pm
Claudia DiMartino grew up in an Italian-American family in Brooklyn, and every stereotype you can think of applies! It's Only Lipstick follows her life story through a dysfunctional family, her intense work ethic, becoming a marketing executive in the beauty industry in corporate America and getting laid off. DiMartino's spot-on impressions of family members put you right in the middle of this funny family drama, but her personal storytelling lends heart and inspiration to her tale of never giving up. It's Only Lipstick at Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks weaves through the highs and lows that affect everyone, offering a frank and honest look at the value of being yourself and believing that it's never too late to go after your dreams.
Thursday July 6, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday July 13, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday July 20, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday July 27, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday August 3, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday August 10, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday August 17, 2017 / 8:00pm
Playing retro radio hits from "Whip It!" to "We Got the Beat" to "Turning Japanese," the New Wave nerds-that-rock, the Spazmatics, play host to an unstoppable '80s dance party. Clad in their finest geek-chic costumes, complete with pocket protectors, the Spazmatics will blow your parachute pants away at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. With their outstanding musicianship and high-energy stage presence, they'll have you dancing and partying like you're back in the '80s again. By the time they get to the Depeche Mode medley, you'll have experienced all the Men at Work and Missing Persons you can handle and still be "Hungry Like the Wolf" for more.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Douglas Roegiers is so smooth and classy, his fans call him "The Crooner." At this live music dinner show at Sorriso Ristorante & Bar, he'll sing standards from the Great American Songbook and take you back to the great days of the big band swing era. And while this unique performer with a larger-than-life persona is on stage, you can indulge in a four-course meal, including the choice of a Sorriso favorite: penne alla vodka. Make a date to hang with "The Crooner" in Pasadena.
Wednesday July 5, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday July 12, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday July 19, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday July 26, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday August 2, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday August 9, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday August 16, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday August 23, 2017 / 7:00pm
The historic grounds of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery typically play host to epic film screenings and concerts, and now you can catch your lit fix here when PEN Center USA brings its Author Evening Series to their Masonic Lodge. For this night, they present contributors from The Paris Review, a literary magazine known for discovering new writers and in-depth interviews with famous authors like Ray Bradbury, Brett Easton Ellis and Robert Frost. Paris Review's editor Lorin Stein will be present to moderate readings and discussions with writers Sarah Manguso (300 Arguments) and Ottessa Moshfegh (Eileen), along with the magazine's southern editor John Jeremiah Sullivan. Stick around afterwards for a book signing, followed by a reception with drinks.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Want to get away but lack the time or money? This daylong tour "takes you away" to all the best that Los Angeles has to offer. Explore on foot and by public transit as you get a feel for what it really means to live in Los Angeles. Sure, you'll see all the tourist musts like the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive and Venice Beach, but you'll also visit a hidden garden oasis on Hollywood Boulevard, learn about film and television history at a local media museum, and take a bike ride along the Pacific Ocean's famous beach path. Locals know that the best lunch to be had isn't in a fancy restaurant, but at the Farmers Market, which is a historic landmark that's been running continuously since 1934. You'll grab lunch from one (or more) of the plethora of food vendors before heading to a bakery and then on to a stroll along the glamorous Rodeo Drive. By the end of this 8-hour guided adventure, you'll come away feeling like you've gotten away -- and having a new appreciation for this wonderful city.
Wednesday July 5, 2017 / 9:00amFriday July 14, 2017 / 9:00amSaturday July 15, 2017 / 9:00amThursday July 27, 2017 / 9:00am
America is divided by lines of identity, affinity and ideology. How does a little black boy make a home outside those lines? Perhaps more than we'd like to admit, it's our ability to fit neatly into boxes that determines who loves us. The solo show features live guitar accompaniment and an intimate account of the universal search for belonging at VS. Theatre Company in Los Angeles.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday July 6, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday July 13, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 14, 2017 / 8:00pm
L.A. Connection is moving its weekly flagship show from its Sherman Oaks Comedy Theatre to Burbank. In 2001: An Improv Odyssey, a rotating cast of veteran performers present short-form improv scenes and games in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway? They're known for their heavy interaction with the crowd, sometimes even inviting audience members up on stage to assist with popular recurring features like "Supply the Word" and "Repeat Performance." It's the same big laughs, just a different location!
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)Saturday July 8, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)Saturday July 15, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)Saturday July 22, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)Saturday July 29, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)
Everyone needs to let loose with a little good old-fashioned adult debauchery now and then. American Monster at Harvelle's Long Beach is just the ticket, featuring a host of fiery red-hot burlesque dancers performing to loud, raucous dirty blues. You'll catch a rotating roster of guest musicians providing live jams, but the music is only the beginning. Enjoy drinks from the cash bar while being transported by the soulful singing, sexy strip-tease dancing, tassel-twirling and wildly campy vaudeville-style acts in this uniquely naughty show.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 10:45pm
Design & Dine has crafted a perfect afternoon to satisfy both your creativity and your cravings: a class where you can tap into your artistic side while munching and drinking. Guided by life coach Elizabeth Simone, you'll paint mandalas (circular symbols seen in art, spirituality and nature). This two-hour session takes place at Great Maple in Torrance; you can buy dishes and drinks from their modern American menu. There's no experience necessary and all the painting supplies are provided for you. When you're done, use your mandala masterpiece as a beautiful decoration, meditation tool, or a great conversation piece.
Come down to the resort side of town to see some great stand-up comedy -- and get the chance to pick up movie swag for The House starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler! Off the Streets Comedy performers include comedian Joe Menente, known for his work on The Zombie Defense ( 2016) and The Bigfoot Project (2017), Southern charmer and a self-proclaimed "Ragin' Cajun" Sayrie, PlugOneTwo co-host Zac Elk and L.A.-based comic Dave Gregory. Make sure you're among the first to arrive to Santa Monica Theatre for your best chance to score one of 20 tickets that will be given away to an exclusive screening of The House before it hits theaters.
If you're looking to grow your business and attract more clients, this two-day seminar at the Courtyard by Marriott Burbank Airport is set to offer invaluable tips and tricks for success. A team of experts, including author and entrepreneur Sue Brooke, will walk you through how to create and optimize everything from your website and social-media channels to online sales systems and live streaming. Speakers will also give advice on marketing, branding, advertising and how to become a best-selling author. VIP tickets include special lunches and bonus sessions with the experts.
July 1-2, 2017 (Registration at 9:00am, Event Begins at 10:00am)
If you're running a deficit in laughter, let The Laugh Factory in Long Beach balance your books with their Supply and Demand comedy showcase. It features something for everyone with a mix of up-and-coming talent, plus surprise guests who are often well-known comics. You never know who is going to perform, but given The Laugh Factory's reputation for quality, you know they're going to be good. Live comedy is always the best kind, so here's your chance to catch the real thing.
Anyone who's ever seen the stand-up comedy documentary The Aristocrats can tell you, it's the stuff that happens after the show, when comics get together for a beer that is the most off-the-wall hilarious. You can catch that late night, anything goes, insider vibe at Midnight Madness at the legendary Laugh Factory on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. The biggest names in comedy have performed on this stage, from George Carlin to Jerry Seinfeld to Dave Chappelle, so you never know who might drop by to work out some of their riskier material.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 11:59pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 11:00pm
If you're running a deficit in laughter, let The Laugh Factory in Hollywood balance your books with their Supply and Demand comedy showcase. It features something for everyone with a mix of up-and-coming talent, plus surprise guests who are often well-known comics. You never know who is going to perform, but given The Laugh Factory's reputation for quality, you know they're going to be good. Live comedy is always the best kind, so here's your chance to catch the real thing.