A second home for many of L.A.'s best comedians, the Ha Ha Cafe Comedy Club closes out your weekend with a bang with #Laughitoff Sundays! A rotating cast of SoCal's finest and touring comedians grace the stage each Sunday night to try out new material, work the audience and bring you the funny. Many of the comedians who will be appearing have showcased their talents on Showtime, Comedy Central, Netflix and HBO. A full bar and restaurant menu is available at the Toluca Lake club.
Sunday August 20, 2017 / 8:45pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 8:45pm
See a work of art come to life at the Pageant of the Masters. This one-of-a-kind production, an Orange County tradition, uses real people to recreate classical and contemporary paintings down to the finest detail. As you take in the visual marvel, a narrator guides you through the story behind each work while a live orchestra sets the tone. This year's presentation, The Grand Tour, recreates the experience of a time when there were virtually no public museums and people would go on artistic pilgrimages, traveling around Europe to see great works of art. Highlighting masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Tiepolo, Longhi, Watteau, Reynolds and Romney, as well as American artists like John Singer Sargent, The Grand Tour will take you on a whirlwind journey from Pompeii to a celebration of Carnival in Venice to the European tour of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show to Paris in the Jazz Age. The special Celebrity Benefit evening on August 26th features performances by nine-time Grammy Award-winning trumpeter/songwriter Herb Alpert and two-time Grammy winner Lani Hall. Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Bryan Cranston draws the winning ticket for a 2018 Acura TLX and introduces a special performance of the 2017 Pageant of the Masters.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:30pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 8:30pmMonday August 21, 2017 / 8:30pmTuesday August 22, 2017 / 8:30pmWednesday August 23, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday August 24, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:30pm
Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Play, the acclaimed National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is now touring North America. This Broadway phenomenon, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse), in an adaptation by Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephen, brings Mark Haddon's internationally best-selling novel to thrilling life. When the curtain rises at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre, you'll meet 15-year-old Christopher Boone. Christopher has an extraordinary brain -- exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, Christopher sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 6:30pmTuesday August 22, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday August 23, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday August 24, 2017 / 8:00pm
Leave your white T-shirts at home and get ready to indulge your cravings of BBQ meats and treats at the Long Beach BBQ Festival. Long Beach's Rainbow Lagoon Park hosts this three-day extravaganza featuring live bands, comedy, a giant food court, dancing, hip-hop lessons, live reptiles, kids' magic show and more. Jukebox (Top 40) will be paying Friday, followed by Pickleback Shine (country) and Flash Pants ('80s hits) on Saturday, and TimeBomb ('75-'85 hits) on Sunday. BBQ pit-masters from all over the U.S. make their way to the festival to whip up their award-winning chicken, ribs and sausages to compete with local grillers -- like Robert Earl's BBQ, My Father's Barbeque, WOWO's Smokin' Hot BBQ, Uncle Al's BBQ -- for the title of World's Best BBQ and your vote as the People's Choice Favorite. Bring the whole family (and your empty stomachs) and enjoy non-stop fun at this ultimate food festival.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 5:00pm - 10:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / Noon - 10:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / Noon - 10:00pm
Garrison Keillor's charming, funny yarns have captivated audiences for years, both on stage and on his hugely popular radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. Now, Nederlander Concerts and Emporium present the master storyteller's heartwarming Prairie Home "Love and Comedy" Show in Los Angeles. This live variety show in the Theatre at Ace Hotel finds Prairie alums joining Keillor to deliver love songs, romantic stories and all the beguiling interludes, interjections and non sequiturs you'd expect. Notable performers include pianist Richard Dworsky and his Americana band The Road Hounds, plus voice actor Fred Newman and bluegrass singer-songwriter Aoife O'Donovan.
A Hunger Games parody for the geek set, The Video Games is a live-action battle to the death... between beloved characters from some of the most popular video games ever made. It's a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains such as Donkey Kong, Mega Man and more compete to win the coveted title of "Player One." What's more, YOU the audience get to determine the outcome, by voting on your favorite combatant via Twitter. Hilarious and action-packed, The Video Games has entertained audiences at Long Beach Comic-Con, Nerd Con, and now comes to Flight Theatre @ The Complex in Los Angeles.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 11:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 11:00pmFriday September 15, 2017 / 11:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 11:00pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 11:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 11:00pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 11:00pm
Come out and see the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks celebrate their historic 20th season when they play their home games at the STAPLES Center in downtown. One of the most successful franchises in women's basketball history, the Sparks were one of the three original teams from the league's inaugural season and have won two WNBA titles and made it to the WNBA Playoffs 14 times. Led on the court this time by two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker and WNBA All-Stars Nneka Ogwumike, Kristi Toliver and Jantel Lavender, the Sparks will take on teams like the Washington Mystics, the Seattle Storm and more. Bring your friends and family for a fun outing and support your home team.
Tuesday August 22, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. San Antonio Stars)Friday September 1, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Atlanta Dream)Sunday September 3, 2017 / 2:00pm (vs. Connecticut Sun)
Submerge yourself in the Aquarium of the Pacific after hours, when darkness descends and the ocean's most wondrous creatures begin their nocturnal activities. Drift through a colorful array of oceanic habitats as ethereal evening illumination bathes iridescent sea jellies, adorable Magellanic penguins, playful seals and many other fascinating species. Touch one of the fierce predators swimming in the Shark Lagoon and discover new worlds in the Ocean Science Center. The entire aquarium will be open during this special after-hours entry time except for Lorikeet Forest, letting you experience the undersea realms of Long Beach and beyond in a whole new light.
Your Choice of 8/11, 8/14-15, 8/16-17 or 8/18 (3:00pm-8:00pm Only)
Magic Mania: A Festival of Magic is a celebration of the very best magicians and variety acts from Hollywood's famed Magic Castle, along with TV shows like America's Got Talent, Masters of Illusion, Wizard Wars and more. Each show is hosted by Albie Selznick, a prolific TV actor and creator of the popular magic show Smoke and Mirrors. During the festival, you can see performances from talents like renowned mind-reading duo The Bornsteins, Magic Castle seven-time "Magician of the Year" winner Pop Haydn, comedic magician Bruce Gold (Penn and Teller: Fool Us) and many more.
Thursday August 17, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pm
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 August 17, 2017 / 8:30pm (John Pizzarelli)Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:30pm (John Pizzarelli)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 10:30pm (John Pizzarelli)Sunday August 20, 2017 / 7:30pm (John Pizzarelli)Thursday August 24, 2017 / 8:30pm (Sharon Marie Cline & Friends -- A Love Fest)Friday August 25, 2017 / 8:30pm(Strunz & Farah)Saturday August 26, 2017 / 8:30 (Strunz & Farah)Tuesday August 29, 2017 / 8:30pm (Tammy McCANN Quartet)
Summer Sunday afternoons just got better. Join Maestro Victor Vener and Cal Phil, one of Southern California's leading orchestras, as they perform their popular concert series. This year's lineup includes majestic Wagner pieces that have appeared in films, Rodgers & Hammerstein show tunes with organ accompaniment, classical works inspired by Shakespeare, and more. Each performance features special guests, such as Grammy-winning vocalist Judith Hill at An Afternoon in Old Vienna, and a pre-concert chat with Maestro Vener and others where you can learn and ask questions about the music you'll be hearing. Beat the heat sitting inside the visually and acoustically stunning Walt Disney Concert Hall, while Cal Phil takes you on a musical journey. See the full event description for more details about each performance.
Sunday August 20, 2017 / 2:00pm (World’s Best Marches)
While Sister Rosetta Tharpe might not be a household name, among music aficionados she's the Original Soul Sister and the Godmother of Rock 'n' Roll. In the '30s and '40s, Tharpe helped lay the groundwork for rock music, belting out spiritual lyrics backed by jumping rhythms and guitar skills that Chuck Berry would envy. Her revolutionary gospel sound influenced generations to come. Now, her inspiring story comes to life in the world premiere musical Shout Sister Shout! at The Pasadena Playhouse. Conceived and directed by Randy Johnson (A Night with Janis Joplin), with a book by award-winning playwright Cheryl West (Before It Hits Home), this uplifting musical tale will have you on your feet.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 4:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 2:00pm
From Mean Girls to Clueless, The Big Lebowski to Troop Beverly Hills, the mischievous performers of Rockwell Table & Stage have taken some of the funniest cult movies and made them even more hilarious through musical parodies. Now they're back with The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Bridesmaids, a show that's sure to delight fans of the film starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy. With crass humor and breakout performances, Bridesmaids was lauded for redefining the chick flick. You'll appreciate the movie even more after seeing it reworked for the stage at Rockwell in Los Angeles.
Thursday August 17, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / NoonThursday August 24, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / Noon
Disney created an instant classic with the original release of The Lion King in 1994, and the kids who loved it then are now sharing the animated film with their own children. Experience the beloved film in a whole new way at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre with Disney's The Lion King Sing-Along. Who can resist singing along to such unforgettable songs as "Hakuna Matata," "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life"? With an unforgettable story, breathtaking animation and all-star vocal talents -- including Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Ernie Sabella, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Robert Guillaume, Cheech Marin and Moira Kelly -- plus rip-roaring comedy and uplifting messages of courage, loyalty and hope, The Lion King is a timeless tale for all ages. Plus, Timon is set to make a special live appearance before each show!
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 10:00amSaturday August 19, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 4:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 7:00pm
Let Gustav Holst's popular orchestral suite take you on a musical journey across the solar system when Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, where you'll hear Holst's take on the astrological symbolism behind each of our neighboring planets. A longtime favorite of prog rock bands and movie directors, The Planets has been heard in many video games, television shows and movies. Opening the concert, rising violin star Pekka Kuusisto soars during the world premiere of acclaimed Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason's violin concerto.
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 August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 3:00pm
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 August 24, 2017 / 7:30pm (Wild Angels (part of "Hog Wild") )Thursday August 31, 2017 / 7:30pm (Knightriders (part of "Hog Wild") )Thursday September 7, 2017 / 7:30pm (Predator (part of "Schwarztember" series))Thursday September 14, 2017 / 7:30pm (The Running Man (part of "Schwarztember" series))Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pm (Total Recall (part of "Schwarztember" series))Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pm (Kindergarten Cop (part of "Schwarztember" series))
The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is a four-day epicurean event showcasing the finest in food and drink culture. Tyler Florence and Curtis Stone are just two of the celebrity chefs and culinary personalities from across the nation who'll pepper Downtown L.A.'s iconic Grand Ave., offering up top-notch tastings at different sites. You'll get all-inclusive food and beverage samples of cuisines and products from some of the most prominent food influencers on the scene while enjoying the sights and sounds of the entertainment industry's brightest talents.
Thursday August 24, 2017 / 7:00pm-10:00pm (Ultimate Bites of L.A Hosted by Curtis Stone)Friday August 25, 2017 / 7:00pm-10:00pm (Friday Night Market at Grand Avenue)Saturday August 26, 2017 / Noon-3:00pm (Lexus Grand Tasting Sunday)Saturday August 26, 2017 / 7:00pm-10:00pm (LIVE on Grand Hosted by Tyler Florence and Featuring Wyclef Jean)Sunday August 27, 2017 / Noon-3:00pm (Lexus Grand Tasting Sunday)
A true global artist, Italian-born Raul 33 makes his Los Angeles debut with Urban Italia, produced by Street Art House. Known for his feverish working style, which produces bold strokes and hypnotic patterns, Raul 33 has gained fans around the world. For this show, he'll be creating all-new work inspired by L.A. Come experience his arresting creations in person at the opening night party, which will feature an open bar and limited edition merchandise available for purchase, at Street Gallery within Metropolis.
Master storyteller, pop culture icon and "King of Cameos," Stan Lee himself sits in for a heroic one-night tribute hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist, @midnight, Talking Dead) at Beverly Hill's Saban Theatre. A retrospective presentation in the style of This Is Your Life charts Mr. Lee's incredible journey from struggling artist to creative pioneer, with a full roster of celebrity friends, industry contemporaries and a few stunning surprises. The legend himself will also hear how his influence has touched and inspired others in a way he never imagined possible. Hear from incredible guests including Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Lou Ferrigno, Todd McFarlane, David Hasselhoff, Tom Bergeron, Morgan Spurlock and Andy Signore from Honest Trailers along with video tributes by James Gunn, Seth Green, Aisha Tyler, Karen Gillan, Marc Silvestri, Don McGregor, Ryan Meinerding, Marv Wolfman, Len Wein and Skottie Young.
One of the greatest composers of all time is anonymously commissioned to write a requiem commemorating the death of a patron's wife -- only he passes away before he can complete it. Once finished, though, it's recognized as a masterpiece that perfectly and dramatically captures his life and work. The man is Mozart and the piece is his much-mythologized Requiem. In this concert at the Hollywood Bowl, music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles Master Chorale in this haunting masterwork, along with John Adams' settings of poets John Donne and Emily Dickinson, Harmonium.
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 August 17, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday August 24, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday August 31, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 7, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday September 8, 2017 / 8:00pm
Get out your most dapper vintage duds and get ready to celebrate the luxury and grandeur immortalized in F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic The Great Gatsby at the 13th annual Art Deco Festival aboard the Queen Mary. You'll "cruise" back in time to the Golden Age of Travel for a weekend aboard one of the greatest maritime monarchs in history, where you'll drink, dance and dine as you discover the opulence of a bygone era amidst the largest collection of Art Deco in the world. Your Art Deco Day Pass includes access to the ship and her restaurants, the Observation Bar, Art Deco lectures and the Vintage Bazaar.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 10:00am - 6:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 10:00am - 6:00pm
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 August 19, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 9:30pmSunday September 3, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 9:30pm
The acclaimed Australian alt-rock band Midnight Oil lights up the Greek on their first visit to the U.S. in 15 years as part of their The Great Circle world tour. One of the best-selling groups ever to come from Down Under, they're famed for their huge social-justice hits "Beds Are Burning," "Blue Sky Mine" and "Power and The Passion" -- and for the charismatic performances from frontman Peter Garrett. The Oils went their separate ways in 2002, and Garrett went on to become a successful national politician and environmental minister. Their L.A. show under the stars is set to feature openers The Living End and The Smith Street Band.
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 August 18, 2017 / 7:30pm (The Night Shift)Friday August 18, 2017 / 9:45pm (The Night Shift)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 7:30pm (The Night Shift)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 9:45pm (The Night Shift)Sunday August 20, 2017 / 7:30pm (The Night Shift)Wednesday August 23, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday August 24, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 7:30pm
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.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pm (Groove Sauce)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pm (Ann Cusack)Sunday August 20, 2017 / 8:00pm (Brenda Moore)Tuesday August 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Wendy Liebman and Friends)Saturday August 26, 2017 / 7:00pm (Susan Anton)Saturday August 26, 2017 / 9:00pm (Susan Anton)Saturday September 9, 2017 / 8:00pm (Dee Archer Brunch Show!)Monday September 18, 2017 / 8:00pm (Daniel Chia)
Set to what the New York Post called Elton John's "best score yet," and named "Broadway Musical of the Decade" by Time magazine, the explosive Billy Elliot: The Musical, presented by Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi, fills the stage with inspiring songs and high-energy dance. Based on the hit film of the same name, this heartwarming show is about a motherless boy in a small, poverty-stricken mining town who trades his boxing gloves for ballet shoes and fights against social stereotypes to achieve his dream of becoming a dancer. Cheer along as his talent and ambition become symbols of hope for a town that's enduring more than its fair share of hardship, when Billy Elliot: The Musical takes to the stage of the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 2:00pm
After sold-out shows at Second City Hollywood and iO West and an award-winning run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Divorce: The Hip-Hop Musical now comes to El Cid on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard. This upbeat musical comedy features 12 original songs, written and directed by Conor Hanney. With the divorce rate in America above 50 percent, it's time to explore the stress, duress and mess that ensue when another nuclear family goes nuclear. Don't miss the show that won the Producers' Award at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Thursday August 24, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday August 31, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 7, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 14, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 21, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pm
In this world-premiere comedy from the author of It's Just Sex and Is There Sex After Marriage? Beth and Cal's 20-year marriage is at a crossroads. They put their house on the market, and one day a younger and an older couple unexpectedly show up at the door. But Beth and Cal soon discover that these aren't just ordinary house hunters -- they just may all be the same couple at different stages of their relationship. They have crossed over into The Marriage Zone in this play at the Secret Rose Theatre in Los Angeles. Discoveries are made, secrets are revealed and the result is a hysterical and poignant look at the life of a marriage.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 3:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 3:00pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pm
You would be hard-pressed to find a comedy club with more history or greater pedigree than the Comedy Store's West Hollywood location along the Sunset Strip. Since its beginnings in the early '70s the venue has regaled audiences with an unrelenting torrent of the biggest names in comedy, ranging from Sam Kinison to Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Chelsea Handler, Dane Cook and beyond. Through it all, the Comedy Store has never lost its quirky, intimate atmosphere, making it as inviting for the audience as it is the comics. At any given show you're guaranteed to see some of today's best and brightest stand-ups testing out material, and you never know what surprise guests might drop by to do a set.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 7:00pm (Main Room Headliner Show)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 10:30pm (Belly Room Headliner Show)Thursday August 24, 2017 / 8:30pm (Main Room Headliner Show)Saturday August 26, 2017 / 7:00pm (Main Room Headliner Show)Saturday September 2, 2017 / 7:00pm (Main Room Headliner Show)Saturday September 9, 2017 / 7:00pm (Main Room Headliner Show)Saturday September 16, 2017 / 7:00pm (Main Room Headliner Show)Saturday September 16, 2017 / 10:30pm (Belly Room Headliner Show)
A two-hour play is a big investment of time, but the Short + Sweet Theatre Festival gives you all that satisfaction in 10-minute bites! The second annual Hollywood edition fills six weeks with short stories that pack a punch, including a full week of Short + Sweet Latino. With humble beginnings in Sydney Australia, the festival has grown and spread to 14 countries and 40 cities. The audience and select judges pick their favorites from each week to progress to the finals, with glory and prizes awaiting the winners. Get a concentrated helping of 10-12 great stories each week and choose your favorites at Stella Adler Theatre.
It only took a few short but extremely exciting years for Selena to earn her nickname: "The Mexican Madonna." Bringing a sexy, pop vibe to her performances, Selena was the best-selling Latin star of the '90s, the Grammy-winning Queen of Tejano. Her life was far too short, but now you can revisit her biggest hits, like "Como La Flor," "Amor Prohibido" and "Baila Esta Cumbia," at this tribute concert at Project Club LA in Hollywood. You'll also hear tracks made famous by Maná, the Mexican superstars who've sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Their hits include "Rayando El Sol," "Mariposa Traicionera" and "Me Vale." Experience some of Mexico's greatest hits in this tribute concert.
Grand Central Market has boomed with new food stalls offering delicious food in many forms, but navigating all of the 38 stalls can be overwhelming. The Taste of Grand Central Market tour acquaints you with samples from vendors new and old, providing worldly flavors and helpful insights. The dinnertime feast gives you a bounty of delicious food -- enough for a meal -- as well as a mental cheat sheet for many return trips to the culinary wonderland. Drinks are available for purchase from a variety of bars and other vendors. Come to L.A.'s Grand Central Market with an appetite for food and adventure!
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.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 11:15pmWednesday August 23, 2017 / 7:45pmThursday August 24, 2017 / 7:45pmThursday August 24, 2017 / 9:45pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 11:15pm
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 August 17, 2017 / 9:00pm (Unrepped Burbank Comedy Festival )Thursday August 17, 2017 / 11:00pm (Late Nite Thursday Headliners Showcase)Friday August 18, 2017 / 5:00pm (Karen and Kira Can Read Podcast)Friday August 18, 2017 / 7:00pm (Jamie Kennedy)Friday August 18, 2017 / 9:00pm (Burbank Comedy Festival - Far & Away Headliners)Friday August 18, 2017 / 11:00pm (Late Nite Friday Headliners Showcase)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 4:00pm (Burbank Comedy Festival Two Milk Minimum)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 7:00pm (Best of the Fest I Hosted by Joey Medina)
A total high-energy package, Howl at the Moon is the experience that brings together a live concert AND a full bar, and the fun doesn't stop short at their spot in Universal City. Try switching out the DJ for a live show that features musicians jamming out to their own renditions of dance anthems and party hits. Whether it's that pop song you hear on repeat on the radio or a good old '90s throwback, Howl at the Moon re-charges each tune with a new, refreshing kick that gets the crowd jumping. Massive buckets of sugar-fueled cocktails also lend a hand to the party, with treats like sparkling vodka apple lemonade, a Fruit Roll-Up-inspired medley and more.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday August 24, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday August 31, 2017 / 7:00pm
The poetic pop songs of Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel -- known as the "Bob Dylan of France" -- are brought to life in this look at his life and music at Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. With more than 25 million records sold worldwide, Brel's romantic French chanson tunes brim with European sophistication and ooze with vivid depictions of love, life, joy as well as the darker themes of heartbreak and loss. Among the dozens of artists who've covered his songs are David Bowie, Ray Charles, Celine Dion and even Nirvana. This hit revue originally debuted in 1968 and was revived off-Broadway in 2006. Marc Francoeur, Susan Kohler, Miyuki Miyagi and Michael Yapujian star in this powerful and bold theatrical experience that demonstrates that, while Brel is no longer neither alive nor living in Paris, his legendary vision of romance, humor and moral conviction endures.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 2:00pm
Put together outdoor screenings of popular movies, live music from up-and-coming local bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks and you've got the perfect night out in L.A. Street Food Cinema features a different lineup of eats and entertainment each week for a fantastic variety of fun under the stars at Street Food Cinema: Pacific Palisades. Grab some blankets, pillows, picnic items -- even your dog -- and come on out. Films are screened in high-def DLP projection, with cinema quality picture and sound.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 8:30pm -- Pitch Perfect (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Saturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pm -- Dirty Dancing (Doors at 6:00pm)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm -- Jurassic Park (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Eat See Hear Movies is rolling out the largest outdoor movie screen west of the Mississippi at La Cienega Park in Beverly Hills for screenings of everyone's favorite movies, along with live performances by up-and-coming bands. The ultimate nighttime outdoor hangout, this fun summertime series combines popular films with live indie bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks. Enjoy the unbeatable L.A. summer weather as you share this laid-back movie night under the stars with old and new friends. As always, a selection of the city's best food trucks will be on hand, offering up a variety of delicious dishes from around the world.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / Raiders of the Lost Ark - 8:30pm (Doors at 5:30pm,Music at 7pm)
Welcome to Los Angeles in the not-so-distant future. A deadly virus has swept the earth and a team of scientists has burrowed deep into an underground laboratory to find a cure. As they search for an antidote and fight to save the world, each move becomes crucial -- if they accidentally set off the computerized decontamination system, they might be smashed flat by the slowly constricting laboratory walls. Only it isn't actually an underground laboratory, it's the stage at Six01 Studio in Burbank. And there are no scientists, it's just you and your friends as you participate in one of Los Angeles' most exciting and immersive escape room live theater experiences. The Virus utilizes digital technology and virtual reality from some of Hollywood's top craftspeople to create a totally realistic experience, placing you deep within a thrilling science-fiction epic that you won't soon forget.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 10:00amSaturday August 19, 2017 / 6:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 10:00amSunday August 20, 2017 / 6:00pm
These knights don't ride horses or sit at a round table, and instead of thick armor and chainmail they prefer bell-bottoms, fringed jackets and out-of-this-world hair. For more than 20 years, the Boogie Knights have been one of America's top disco revival shows, covering everything from the Bee Gees to K.C. and the Sunshine Band to Heatwave. They've performed for more than two million people across America and beyond and made appearances on MTV and at major stadium sporting events. Now these polyester-clad, wah-wah pedaling disco virtuosos are coming to The Rose in Pasadena for another funny, groovy and totally funkadelic concert.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 10:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)Friday December 22, 2017 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Lana May Hopkins is the owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, a local laundromat. She's also five years into a bad marriage to a lying, cheating son of a gun. When she hires Katie Lane Murphy to help her pick up the slack around the laundromat, the two women bond and soon discover that they've both got problem men in their life. Before long, these two country angels join forces to exact revenge on the men that did them wrong -- all while turning their laundromat into a boot-scootin' honky tonk. Set to a soundtrack of country hits by the likes of Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, the Dixie Chicks and more, Honky Tonk Laundry is coming to the Hudston Manstage Theatre in Hollywood.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 3:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 7:00pm
The stars that line the Hollywood Walk of Fame shine again on the big screen, and new luminaries come into focus, thanks to the American Cinematheque's film festivals, special events and retrospectives. This acclaimed series features screen gems both foreign and domestic at Los Angeles landmark the Egyptian Theatre, where you can catch international documentaries, Oscar-winning double -- and even triple features -- as well as anniversary revivals, riveting seminars and guest appearances by some of the film world's best and brightest, all specially curated by this non-profit cultural organization.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 7:30pm (Blood and Black Lace / A Bay of Blood / Evil Eye)Thursday August 24, 2017 / 7:30pm (Christine and Maximum Overdrive)
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 August 18, 2017 / 8:15pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:15pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:15pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 8:15pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 8:15pmFriday September 8, 2017 / 8:15pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 8:15pmFriday September 15, 2017 / 8:15pm
Make Sunday morning brunch extra special with a side of inspirational gospel music with your waffles and eggs. Hosted by Miss Sylvia St. James, from the original House of Blues Sunday Gospel Brunch, this show will lift your spirits as seasoned and soulful musicians, plus an inspirational gospel choir, perform live Motown-style music. You might also be inspired by the buffet brunch included with your ticket, which features shrimp cocktail, BBQ spare ribs, lasagna, Southern fried chicken, mac & cheese, hash brown, waffles and more.
Sunday August 20, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday August 27, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday September 3, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday September 10, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday September 17, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)
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 August 21, 2017 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 9:30pm)Monday August 28, 2017 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 9:30pm)
Forget about those dry "special" brownies or funny-tasting gummy bears -- the Little Amsterdam Medicated Meal infuses delicious gourmet food with cannabis for a fine-dining experience that'll take you to a higher level. This dinner at Arqade in Los Angeles includes bruschetta with fresh "herbs," mango-marinated steak with a very "special" chimichurri sauce and a dessert fruit plate featuring a kief-covered caramel apple. Your ticket for the dinner also gets you into the after-party, where you can enjoy your post-meal buzz with great music, burlesque dancers and supernatural vibes.
Somewhere deep in the woods of The Lost Child lies a deserted cabin. When an estranged couple returns to its eerie confines in order to pack it all up, a storm moves in ... and a mysterious child appears. But are the elements merely playing tricks on their addled minds, or is this possibly their very own lost child? Find out for yourself when this emotional thriller from Jennifer W. Rowland makes its world premiere on the stage of the Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles, running in repertory with gothic comedy The Devil's Wife.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:30pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 7:00pm
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 August 17, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday August 18, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday August 18, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 9:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 3:00pm
Flappers Comedy Club brings Los Angeles' top comics to Claremont's historic Packing House building. A wide variety of shows include stand-up talent from national headliners seen on network TV, HBO, BET and Comedy Central, comedy contests with up-and-coming performers, hilarious themed shows and more. The club also hosts variety nights and other one-of-a-kind events. Plus, you never know what celebrity comics might drop by for a guest set. Please see the full event description for a link to information on upcoming shows.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pm (Wendy Liebman from Americas Got Talent )Friday August 18, 2017 / 10:00pm (Wendy Liebman from Americas Got Talent )Saturday August 19, 2017 / 7:00pm (Wendy Liebman from Americas Got Talent )Saturday August 19, 2017 / 9:30pm (Wendy Liebman from Americas Got Talent )Sunday August 20, 2017 / 4:30pm (Two Milk Minimum )Friday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Gary Cannon from Conan & Dr. Ken)Friday August 25, 2017 / 10:00pm (Gary Cannon from Conan & Dr. Ken)Saturday August 26, 2017 / 7:00pm (Gary Cannon from Conan & Dr. Ken)
Do you believe in luck? A man successfully bets double or nothing on the Super Bowl coin toss for 20 years straight. Meanwhile, a professor races the clock on a groundbreaking discovery to cure the disease that's causing her own progressive blindness. Presented at Theatre 40 at the Reuben Cordova Theatre in Beverly Hills, Sequence intertwines these two stories like DNA, using the two modern-day parables to examine the interplay between science and faith, probability and luck.
Thursday August 17, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 2:00pm
The Fountain Theatre presents its long-running hit show Forever Flamenco at the Gallery Theatre atop the hill in beautiful Barnsdall Park. The top flamenco singers, dancers and guitarists from L.A. and beyond come together to combine precise choreography with spontaneous exploration in a passionate display of Spain's rich, historic dance form. Each date of this highly-acclaimed and electrifying show features a different cast of talented performers from Los Angeles and beyond. Watch the featured artists ignite the night with dramatic skirt flips, fiery guitar strumming and even the mere flick of a wrist.
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.
Friday August 18, 2017 / NoonFriday August 18, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Sunday August 20, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Monday August 21, 2017 / NoonWednesday August 23, 2017 / NoonFriday August 25, 2017 / NoonFriday August 25, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Sunday August 27, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)
Aszure Barton, the award-winning contemporary choreographer who's created works for Mikhail Baryshnikov, Broadway, the Bolshoi, American Ballet Theatre and many more, brings her acclaimed ensemble to the Hollywood's Ford Amphitheatre for a performance of Awáa. Based on an actual dream she had focusing on an underwater rocking chair, this innovative work blends video visuals, modern dance and an original score by Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin and Curtis Macdonald into a hypnotic and compelling movement piece. Barton's a Canadian native, who's received numerous honors, including the Banff Centre's 2012 Koerner Award for Choreography and Canada's prestigious Arts & Letters Award. This performance is presented by The Music Center on Location, in partnership with the Ford Theatres as part of the IGNITE @ the FORD! series.
Two women enter a rabbi's office: one his former girlfriend, the other a younger woman engaged to another man. No, this isn't the setup to a classic Jewish joke -- it's the premise of The Rabbi's Mission, a dramedy that examines the thorny topic of what makes someone Jewish. Presented at T.U. Studios in North Hollywood, The Rabbi's Mission is a sequel to the highly successful The Rabbi and the Shiksa (but don't worry, you don't need to have seen the first play to enjoy this one!).
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 2:00pm
You're in for a night of fun and fantasy as the lights dim and L.A.-based theatrical burlesque troupe the Dollface Dames slink down the stairs and through the crowd. Now in their fourth year at the Britannia Pub, the Dames change up their show every week, offering a variety of burlesque acts and special guests. These ladies combine the art of the tease with fan dances, pointe, tap, contortion, magic, hoop tricks, singing, comedy and more. The sexy experience is spread out over three sets at Britannia Pub in Santa Monica.
Monday August 21, 2017 / 9:30pmMonday August 28, 2017 / 9:30pm
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.
Sunday August 20, 2017 / 11:00amFriday August 25, 2017 / 11:00amSaturday August 26, 2017 / 11:00amSunday August 27, 2017 / 11:00amFriday September 1, 2017 / 11:00amSaturday September 2, 2017 / 11:00amSunday September 3, 2017 / 11:00amFriday September 8, 2017 / 11:00am
A trio of sisters are courted by a wealthy landowner in the new play The Devil's Wife, billed as "a harrowing comedy that goes to hell." But he's not what he appears to be, and it soon becomes clear that the three ladies in question are hiding their own share of deep, dark secrets. Award-winning playwright Tom Jacobson is well-known in the Hollywood theater community and beyond for plays like The Chinese Massacre (Annotated), Bunbury, Ouroboros and The Twentieth-Century Way. Now his latest work receives its world premiere at the Skylight Theater in L.A.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 8:30pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 3:00pm
After breaking through with the group Immature (IMx) in the mid-'90s, Marques Houston has definitely come of age -- his first five albums as a solo artist hit the top 20 on the Billboard R&B charts, and his '07 disc Veteran was a smash at No.1. The charismatic hip-hop star has also had success as an actor, appearing in shows and movies like Sister, Sister, Good Burger, You Got Served, Battlefield America, Somebody Help Me and more. Now, he's moving from edgy, adult-oriented tunes like "Naked" and "Body," to more of a positive pop attitude with his latest, White Party, featuring the lead single "Complete Me." The L.A. native hits the stage at SOL Venue in Carson.
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 August 19, 2017 / 7:30pm (Seating at 7:00pm)Saturday August 26, 2017 / 7:30pm (Seating at 7:00pm)
Neil Simon's The Gingerbread Lady centers around singing star Evy Meara whose career, marriage and health all have been destroyed by alcohol. After ten weeks in a rehab center, a birthday party with her best friend, her daughter, a gay actor pal and an ex bring on a host of emotions, raising the question, will Evy's friends and family help or hinder her road to recovery? The New York Times declared The Gingerbread Lady a "landslide of pure unbuttoned joy." See Neil Simon's comedic wit infuse this uncharacteristically dark yet heartwarming drama at the Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pm
Unleash your inner Picasso and drink a good Pinot Noir while you're at it. Winey Art has teamed up with Sherman Oaks' The Woodman to bring folks together to Drink, Paint & Create for a memorable evening. Step up to an easel and discover your hidden talents while sipping on craft beers and wine. You don't have to be a gifted painter to relish the calm and therapeutic act of producing unique art. If you get hungry in the midst of a creative spark, you can purchase some savory dishes like grilled corn lollipops and beer battered shrimp tacos. Art nights are a fun spin to a date night, girls' (or boys"!) night out or a simple way to get out there and express yourself freely. With painting materials provided, Winey Art makes it easy to get down with your artistic self.
Wednesday August 23, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday September 6, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday September 13, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday September 20, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pm
Take a glimpse into the future of the Trump presidency when Building the Wall imagines the billionaire's infamous Mexican border blockade post-completion. Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (Hacksaw Ridge, The Kentucky Cycle), this heated new play foresees a future in which Donald Trump has succeeded in rounding up and detaining millions of immigrants. Now, a writer interviews a supervisor at a private prison who awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable. Starring Bo Foxworth and Victoria Platt, see Building the Wall at the Fountain Theatre.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pm
The Festival of Colors, called Holi in India and Nepal, celebrates the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and the end of winter. Also called the festival of love, it invites participants to forgive mistakes, laugh and play together. Witness interactive dance performances, live mantra bands, DJs, yoga teachers, delicious cuisine and lots of love. Get a shot of springtime from kirtan singers J Brave and Johanna Beekman, mantra DJ Srikala, and dancer Malini, plus yoga instructors. Beautiful and environmentally-friendly colors are available for purchase, so you and your friends can celebrate spring while dousing each other in vibrant colors at Reno's Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.
One of Anton Chekhov's masterworks, Three Sisters is a humorous and affecting tale centering around the once-privileged members of the Prozorov family. After the death of their army general father, three sisters feel constrained by the smallness of life in their provincial Russian town. Attempts to improve their crumbling social status lay bare the larger forces that loom over the entire area. Melodrama turned inside out, Three Sisters is a story of yearning and ordinary life -- where little seems to happen, but all is revealed. Known for their excellent productions of works by Shaw, Wilde, Moliere and more, Archway Studio/Theatre in North Hollywood now presents this luminous and emotionally raw retelling of Chekhov's masterpiece.
Playing on Broadway last year starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams, David Harrower's explosive drama begins with the reunion of Una and Ray 15 years after their sexually abusive relationship when Una was 12. They haven't seen each other in the years since. Bold, controversial and raw, the 2007 Olivier Award-winner for Best Play will shake you to your core as it ignites the stage at The Grove Theater Center in Burbank. The decidedly adult work deftly handles difficult subject matter with blunt objectivity.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 3, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 10, 2017 / 7:00pm
Chances are when you think of an art show, you think "stuffy." But The Chocolate and Art Show is out to change that by bringing you some of Los Angeles' hottest up-and-coming artists from across media, along with chocolate treats and more. Held at The Vortex, this event will feature live music from bands, a DJ, body and face painting, delicious street food and, of course, some great art. Top it all off by indulging in some chocolate goodies, and you've got one fun time.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, (8:00pm-2:00am) & Sat, Aug 19, 2017 (8:00pm-2:00am)
Celebrating over 50 years of Pink Floyd, Hammers Inc. performs the band's full catalog from their mid-'60s recordings right up to the most recent album, The Endless River. You'll hear your favorite songs from The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and some deep cuts accompanied by a stellar light show. Infinite Floyd presents a faithful recreation of Pink Floyd's famous live show at the Grove Theatre with pristine sound and a visually stunning stage show.
Do you worry that Hispanics are ruining this country? Are you afraid they're stealing your jobs, your Medicaid, your children and your family? Well you should be, because they are (not really). Don't have a panic attack, have a HisPanic Attack as comedians take you on a hilarious journey to meet the stigmas and stereotypes at our southern border... just don't drink the water! Roxana Altamirano, Mario Barra, Jorge Berrios, David Luna and many more diffuse the racial tensions with laughter at Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
Taking the classic sounds of Led Zeppelin and giving them a reggae/ska twist, tribute band Fresh Zeppelin brings its unique interpretation of these old favorites to Saint Rocke. These professional rockers recreate the timeless music of the British blues-rock icons with a taste of the islands. You'll never look at "Stairway to Heaven" quite the same. You'll also hear music from Elvis, Van Halen and other influences at this fun concert.
Spend an evening laughing your head off with some of the funniest people in show business. Garbage Pail Groundlings is the renowned Groundlings' latest and greatest main stage show, filled with mostly sketch comedy but also plenty of improv. The Los Angeles theater has been running for over 40 years and has catapulted dozens of comedians into the Hollywood spotlight. With a cast of growing comedians who have made appearances in hit films and television shows like Ted, Raising Hope and Workaholics, you never know who you might see next on the big screen.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pm
It's nonstop laughs aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury train traveling from Chicago to New York City. Luck, love and mischief collide when the bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee embarks on a madcap mission to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland into playing the lead in his new, non-existent epic drama. But is the train ride long enough to reignite a spark between two lovers, create a play from scratch and find the money to get it all the way to Broadway? Experience this fun, soapy operetta at Pan Andreas Theatre in Los Angeles.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 2:00pm
Alice Childress' humorous yet heartbreaking look at race follows a cast of black and white actors attempting to mount a production of a "progressive" new show on Broadway in the 1950s. The play-within-the-play, an anti-lynching drama set in the South, marks the first opportunity for gifted black actress Wiletta Mayer to break through on Broadway -- but only if she can quiet her conscience when she realizes that the play may actually perpetuate the very stereotypes it's supposed to protest. This "scathingly funny, wise and extraordinary" (Washington Post) satire was written in 1955 at the dawn of the civil rights movement by Childress, and she became the first African-American woman to receive a professional production in New York. Enjoy this insightful exploration into race relations under the stars at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga.
Sunday August 20, 2017 / 3:30pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 3:30pm
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright heads to the Ford Theatres to deliver Northern Stars, an intimate evening of curated songs by Canadian musical icons like Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Leonard Cohen, among others, in honor of Canada's 150th anniversary. Praised by The New York Times for his "genuine originality," Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his time. Now, he puts his own distinct interpretation on the works of Canadian musicians beloved across generations. This concert presented by The Music Center on Location, in partnership with the Ford Theatres as part of the IGNITE @ the FORD! series, will be the troubadour's only U.S. performance of Northern Stars and his first performance in Los Angeles in three years. VIP tickets to this special show include valet parking, a complete boxed dinner and, most notably, a post-show reception and artist meet-and-greet.
All the single ladies -- and everyone else too -- are cordially invited to L.A.'s Downtown Independent for this sing-along salute to Queen Bey, otherwise known as Grammy-winning superstar Beyoncé. The BeyHive will no doubt be buzzing when Mrs. Knowles-Carter's videos are played on the big screen, with hits from Destiny's Child right up to the ground-breaking Lemonade. You can groove to all your Sasha Fierce favorites at this joyful celebration, which includes custom party favors and a cash bar with craft beer, wine and specialty champagne cocktails available for purchase.
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, directed by former Oakland Raiders and actor Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed, Action Jackson), comes to Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 4:00pm
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.
Los Angeles landmark El Cid celebrates gorgeous Spanish-style entertainment with a flamenco dinner show and concert. You'll be wowed by some of the best flamenco performers in the city as they bring pure and traditional flamenco dance to the stage. As the show provides a feast for your eyes, you'll also indulge on an actual culinary feast, with a choice of three- and four-course dinner packages that all include dessert. Every show is a unique and exciting display of one of the most elegant and integral parts of Spanish culture.
Sunday August 20, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 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 August 21, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday August 28, 2017 / 8:00pm
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?
Spend a relaxing evening outdoors with a brush in one hand and a glass of wine or craft beer glass in the other, at this Drink, Paint, Create gathering. Whether you're a novice painter or an experienced artist, this event at the Claim Jumper in Burbank offers a fun and relaxing way to express your creativity. All the materials you need to create your own masterpiece are provided for you, including an easel, canvas and paint, of course, and you can purchase food and drink from the venue.
Sunday August 20, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday September 3, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday September 10, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday September 17, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pm
From makeup to music to the perfect cake, Quinceañera Magazine has all your birthday bash needs covered with this year's Quinceañera Expo. Pomona Fairplex will be filled with vendors showing off the latest trends in glamorous gowns, cover-ready hairstyles and jaw-dropping decorations. You can peruse tuxedos for the chambelanes and see the latest in tricked-out limos and party busses, ensuring the entire corte de honor will arrive in style. Meet with photographers, choreographers and caterers who'll help the birthday girl create the 15th birthday celebration of her dreams. There's plenty to see for Sweet Sixteen celebrants, brides-to-be and prom preppers, too.
In Welcome to the White Room, you'll meet Ms. White, Mr. Paine and Jennings as they arrive in a mysterious location, discover The Last Deck of Cards in the World, the Three Devices and a set of letters that only Ms. White can read. Somewhere between throwing a party, suppressing sexual tensions and dancing a violent tango, a puppeteer arrives to orchestrate this enigmatic scene. The suspense will keep you guessing when this play makes its West Coast premiere at L.A.'s Theatre of Note.
Thursday August 17, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 8:00pm
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 August 18, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday September 8, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 9:00pm
Paul Robeson was a true Renaissance man and he was a prominent African-American activist during a time when that was a dangerous thing to be. Learn all about this fascinating character in Stogie Kenyatta's one-man show at Santa Monica Playhouse. This powerful and poignant performance tells the amazing true story of a man who could seemingly do anything. He played in the NFL while getting his law degree, then became famous as an entertainer after starring in Show Boat and Othello and recording deep-voiced renditions of spirituals like his famed "Ol' Man River." Robeson was also an outspoken civil rights activist who fought to end racism and oppression and became a target of the McCarthy hearings.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pm
Try more than 100 styles of microbrews and hard ciders at an amazing ocean-front venue with live music while SoCal's premier mobile restaurants offer delicious creations for purchase. Craft breweries range from popular brands like Karl Strauss, Fireman's, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada and Firestone to startups and newer breweries like Four Sons (Huntington Beach), Yorkshire Square (Torrance), Barley Lodge (Covina), MacLeod Ale (Van Nuys) and many more. Enjoy a beautiful day of drinks, music and more with friends, family, a date or new acquaintances at Shoreline Aquatic Park (Lighthouse Park) in Long Beach.
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 August 18, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday September 8, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday September 15, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 9:30pm
The Last Five Years is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Told through inventive and heartrending songs, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy telling her story backwards while Jamie tells his version chronologically. The two characters meet only once -- at their wedding in the middle of the show. Written by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade), this acclaimed production comes to Camarillo Skyway Playhouse.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pm
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.
I Am Not a Comedian ... I'm Lenny Bruce stars Ronnie Marmo as the stand-up comic and social commentator, with three-time Emmy nominee Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) directing. Bruce's passionate crusades for free speech led to obscenity charges and arrests, paving the way for the honest and uncensored acts of Richard Pryor and George Carlin, among many more. Stage Scene LA calls this solo performance at NoHo's Theatre 68 "scabrously funny" and "heartbreakingly poignant."
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 3:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 3:00pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pm
With its roots now firmly established at the intimate outdoor S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre, the performance series Once Upon a Canyon Night returns for the 15th year in a row. This ongoing collaboration between TreePeople and the Actors Conservatory Ensemble hosts everything from comedy to music to readings of plays and movie scripts -- including their famously raucous Airplane! event -- starring famed actors like Robert Forster and others. One of Hollywood's true hidden gems, L.A. Weekly calls this Coldwater Canyon spot nestled among the oak and walnut trees "surely the cutest outdoor venue in town ... with a super friendly vibe, like those small towns you've heard of." Please see the full event description for info on upcoming shows.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pm ("Black Coffee" by Dame Agatha Christie)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pm ("Black Coffee" by Dame Agatha Christie)
With four musicians from legendary L.A. punk rock bands providing the backing tracks, the only thing that's missing is you! Straighten your mohawk, dig out your spiked belt and step up to the mic to blast out your favorite song at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach during Punk Rock Karaoke. The band features members from Bad Religion and the Circle Jerks, The Dickies, D.I. and Goldfinger, and they play a huge roster of songs dating back to the early '80s. Hoist the Colors opens the fun, interactive concert at Saint Rocke.
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 August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 18, 2017 / 10:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 10:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 7:00pm
Head to the sexiest venue in Long Beach, the underground speakeasy Harvelle's, for a night of comedy and burlesque. There you'll catch some of the biggest names and fastest-rising stars on the comedy circuit -- including comedians seen regularly on top late night shows, hit sitcoms and comedy specials on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central -- who often pop in to try out new material. You'll also get to enjoy burlesque by professional local dancers, who will present the city's finest adults-only, risque romp. Don't miss this show, which pits stand-up comedians and sultry striptease dancers together in a classic vintage environment.
Tuesday August 22, 2017 / 8:30pmTuesday August 29, 2017 / 8:30pmTuesday September 5, 2017 / 8:30pm
TOURific Escapes' four-hour, highly rated Hollywood Sites and Bites tour takes you on a guided walk from the old-school glamour of the iconic Roosevelt Hotel and Grauman's Chinese Theatre to fun new spots like the Hollywood & Highland complex, accompanied by a certified tour director. From there, an air-conditioned van transports you to see the Capitol Records building and the Hollywood sign, and to trendy areas like Melrose Avenue and the Sunset Strip, where you'll make several stops at some of Los Angeles' most talked-about restaurants for a variety of savory and sweet tastings.
Monday August 21, 2017 / 10:00amTuesday August 29, 2017 / 10:00amFriday September 22, 2017 / 10:00am
A 2012 Tony nominee and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Other Desert Cities from Jon Robin Baitz (creator of the hit ABC show Brothers & Sisters) is an intelligent drama filled with witty repartee that both dazzles and decimates. Brooke Wyeth returns to her politically conservative parents' glamorous Palm Springs home for a rare holiday visit, but the warm desert air turns chilly when she shares news of her upcoming memoir, which revives the most painful chapter of the family's history. Perception and reality battle love and mercy as old family wounds are reopened, childhood memories are tested and the Wyeth clan learns that some secrets can't stay buried forever. Full of deeply felt moments, Other Desert Cities brings dysfunctional family drama to new heights. Don't miss this production under the stars at the beautiful Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga.
Sunday August 20, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 7:30pm
The Hollywood Jane Revue returns to L.A.'s Rockwell with a cheeky burlesque tribute to animation. We're Just Drawn That Way brings your favorite animated characters to life on stage in ways you've never seen them before. From Batman to Venture Bros. and Archer to Scooby-Doo, this tantalizing 'toon-inspired performance is definitely not for the kiddos. Tune in to see revue regulars like Amber Dextrous, Brandy Snifter, Blanche Bourgeois and Georgia O'Queef, as well as special guests Greta Grenade and Amaya Absynthe.
Since 1977, L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre has been inspiring, training, developing and nurturing improvisational talent in performers of all ages. With a list of alumni that includes Will Ferrell, Matthew Perry and Chris Kattan, L.A. Connection has been the launchpad for some of the biggest names in comedy. Their long-running hit show Improv Comedy for Kids by Teens features a talented cast of young improvisers who create a show based on audience suggestions in the style of the hit series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Running for years at its Sherman Oaks location, this improv extravaganza at L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre in Burbank is an event the whole family can enjoy.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 5:30pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 5:30pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 5:30pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 5:30pmFriday September 15, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 16, 2017 / 5:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 5:30pm
When it comes to having a good laugh nothing beats live comedy, and Levity Live is Oxnard's place to catch top stand-ups throughout the week. Whether it's SNL legends like Kevin Nealon and Jon Lovitz; stars of TV and film like Craig Robinson, Mo'Nique and Jay Mohr; or hot national headliners like Ralphie May, Bobby Lee and Carlos Mencia, Levity Live brings the funniest comics around to the stage. The club also features a full restaurant and cocktails galore, so you can make a night of it.
Thursday August 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (Pablo Francisco)Friday August 25, 2017 / 7:30pm (Pablo Francisco)Friday August 25, 2017 / 9:45pm (Pablo Francisco)Saturday August 26, 2017 / 7:00pm (Pablo Francisco)Saturday August 26, 2017 / 9:30pm (Pablo Francisco)Sunday August 27, 2017 / 7:00pm (Pablo Francisco)Thursday August 31, 2017 / 8:00pm (Orny Adams)Friday September 1, 2017 / 7:30pm (Chingo Bling)
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.
Thursday August 17, 2017 / 7:30pm (Little Black Dress - Burbank Comedy Festival)Thursday August 17, 2017 / 9:30pm (Generation Comedy)Friday August 18, 2017 / 5:30pm (Frat Party -Burbank Comedy Festival)Friday August 18, 2017 / 7:30pm (LGBTQ and Beyond Burbank Comedy Festival)Friday August 18, 2017 / 9:30pm (Jokes For Jews Burbank Comedy Festival)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 5:30pm (Burbank Comedy Festival - Volunteer Show)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 7:30pm (Best of the Fest II)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 9:30pm (Best of the Fest IV)
This double bill features groundbreaking artists in contemporary dance and music: Los Angeles-based dance phenom Jacob Jonas The Company and Juno Award-winning Canadian composer and sound artist Tim Hecker. Named "Best New Force in L.A. Dance in 2016" by LA Weekly, Jacob Jonas The Company has gained national recognition for honest storytelling and visceral performances that blend contemporary ballet with acrobatic movement. In this thrilling performance under the stars at L.A.'s historic Ford Amphitheatre, the company presents the premiere of a new work that explores the idiom "to carry the weight of the world on one's shoulders." They'll be followed by a performance from experimental sound artist Tim Hecker, who plays "foreboding, abstract pieces in which static and sub-bass rumbles open up around slow-moving notes and chords, like fissures in the earth waiting to swallow them whole" (The New York Times). Hecker will be joined by Kara-Lis Coverdale, a fiercely independent voice in new music. This performance is presented by The Music Center on Location, in partnership with the Ford Theatres as part of the IGNITE @ the FORD! series.
Best remembered for his portrayal of Plato alongside James Dean in the classic Rebel Without a Cause, Sal Mineo was a two-time Oscar-nominated actor, a gold record-selling pop singer and a trailblazing figure for gay rights before he was tragically murdered. After rocketing to stardom, Mineo became typecast and had trouble finding substantial roles. He was only starting to launch a comeback on stage when his life was cut short. Now, writer-actor Dean Ghaffari brings Mineo's complex character to life in his solo show The Sal Mineo Story: Rebel With a Cause at the Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pm
With a name like The Astonishing Show Show, you can bet that some amazing tricks are going to be up plenty of sleeves as L.A.'s award-winning magicians gather at El Cid. Hosted by Sirius XM's Benjamin Schrader and Magic Castle magician Robert Ramirez, The Amazing Show Show is a dazzling display that combines magic, illusions and puppetry, all backed by the retro beats of DJ Victoria Rawlins. The evening will feature magicians who have appeared on America's Got Talent and Penn & Teller: Fool Us, as well as puppeteers from Broadway and The Jim Henson Company.
Tuesday August 22, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday August 29, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday September 5, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday September 19, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 8:00pm
Whether you're a hairstylist or just love keeping up with the latest styles, you'll enjoy the LA Hair Expo at the historic Casa Vertigo. Celebrate the creation of hair art in the HeArt of Hair Walk and watch Hair Wars, a friendly barber and hairstylist competition. Top pros will be giving technical and business classes in everything from basic barbering to styling for any occasion to building your brand. You can also pick up some tricks by sitting in on demos and picking the brains of special guests at the Ask Me Anything Panel. Tour the showcase floor to sample new products, discover fresh brands and take advantage of specially priced products. Along the way you can meet and network with other industry professionals and treat yourself to services at the Beauty and Beard Booths. LA Hair Expo is all about positive self-esteem, confidence, beauty and supporting each other along the way. Come out and relax in one of the many lounge spaces throughout Casa Vertigo, including their rooftop and penthouse with unique panoramic views of L.A., and indulge in Foodie Favorites in the multiple food and beverage stations.
Like no Dollface Dames show you've seen before, Freaky FUNhouse Burlesque is an immersive, after-dark experience that transforms North Hollywood's Bar-B-Que Bar into an intimate, tempting playground. As the show distorts your perceptions and excites your senses with its fully interactive experience -- filled with a rotating roster of special guests that include musicians, circus performers, songbirds and more -- you'll realize it's definitely not for the faint of heart. Experience the power of the tease with the Dollface Dames and Freaky FUNhouse Burlesque.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday September 15, 2017 / 9:30pm
Emmanuel Lutheran Actors Theater Ensemble, or Elate, brings The Great American Songbook to the Lincoln Stegman Theatre in North Hollywood. The company performers will lend their voices and their electrifying stage presence to songs by American greats like George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Hear all your favorite tunes that have remained popular and quintessentially American.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 2:00pm
"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." Richard II and Henry IV examine not just the power and horror that comes with the crown, but the strain it takes to wear it. After being king his whole life, Richard II faces his cousin, who is poised to seize the crown from him. Faced with losing his entire way of life, Richard must discover who he is as a human being, instead of as a king. The rule of Henry IV looks bleak after eight years, facing open rebellion from his kingdom as well as his son. Father and son must overcome their differences before they are deposed and killed in the second of Shakespeare's classics in repertory in The Head That Wears the Crown at Monk Space Theatre in Los Angeles.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 7:00pm (Richard II)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 7:00pm (Henry IV)
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 August 19, 2017 / 8:00PMSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 16, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm
This world-famous mixed choir, known as The Madz by their many fans, is famed for its wide-ranging repertoire, which runs from Renaissance and classical works to contemporary and avant-garde originals, with Filipino folk songs and pop hits in their wheelhouse as well. Formed at the University of the Philippines more than 50 years ago, The Madz have won multiple international competitions and perform in a unique set-up -- seated in a semicircle, without a conductor. Experience their soul-shaking sound at VPAC's Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall at the CSUN student union.
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 August 19, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pm
The Rose in Pasadena turns it up to 11 with Escape: A Rock & Roll Murder Mystery, an inventive mash-up of interactive dinner theater and an escape-room challenge. The scene of the crime is a bar called Killer Shots, where four rock stars are competing for a high-powered record deal -- until one of them is murdered and the club is locked down tight. It's up to you and your fellow music fans to finger the killer and then crack the code to score your release. And since it's almost impossible to solve mysteries on an empty stomach, you'll also be treated to a full dinner, including an appetizer, salad, choice of entree (chicken, beef, fish, lasagna, or vegetable lasagna) and dessert, plus coffee, iced tea or water.
After Winning "Top of Fringe" and "Best Cabaret/Variety Show" at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival, the Cherries have perfected the story, added a few numbers, streamlined the show and are back to bring you Shakeslesque: To Thine Own Cherry Be True -- a two-act musical theatre "Queerlesque Cabaret." Prepare to be titillated as William Sexspeare stumbles into a musical whorehouse in search of some inspiration. Be there when he meets characters like "Lady Macbreast," "Juliewet," "Beabitch" and more with this entertaining burlesque show at Three Clubs in Hollywood.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 10:00pmThursday August 24, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 10:00pmThursday August 31, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 10:00pmThursday September 7, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 8, 2017 / 10:00pmThursday September 14, 2017 / 8:00pm
Famed French playwright Eugene Ionesco's one-act comedies The Lesson and The Bald Soprano were the first plays ever produced at the Santa Monica Playhouse -- and now they're back in celebration of the theater's 57th anniversary. Ionesco himself attended one of those early performances, of which he raved, "Magnificent! Your fidelity to my original intent is incredible." And you can count on this production remaining true to the famed avant-garde writer as well, as the two 1950-era plays turn everyday social and academic interplay into absurdist comedy, courtesy of the playwright's famed use of deconstructed language. It's even being staged in English one night and French the next, throughout its run at the newly refurbished Artists' Entrance Studio Upstairs.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:30pm (French-Language Performance)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 8:30pm (English-Language Performance)Friday August 25, 2017 / 8:30pm (English-Language Performance)Saturday August 26, 2017 / 8:30pm (French-Language Performance)
Sound the alarms and celebrate -- Welsh band The Alarm are returning to Los Angeles. This new wave/alternative group first struck it big in the '80s, when touring with monster acts like Bob Dylan and U2 exposed large audiences to The Alarm. Hit songs like "Sixty Eight Guns," "Sold Me Down the River" and "Rain in the Summertime" made those audiences devoted fans. Led once again by original lead vocalist Mike Peters, who recently served as lead singer for Big Country, The Alarm is now akin to an all-star band culled from some of the best groups of 1980s British alternative music; the group members have played in The Cult, Gene Loves Jezebel, Sisters of Mercy and Stiff Little Fingers. See The Alarm in concert at The Canyon in Agoura Hills.
Thursday August 17, 2017 / 9:00pm Headliner (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
After his sister dies in a mysterious accident, Hunter -- an avid outdoorsman -- turns his family's old vacation campground into a makeshift survivalist school called Camp Ragnarok, where guests are trained to prepare for the coming apocalypse. In this new play at The Belfry Stage in North Hollywood, a group of five campers arrive at Camp Ragnarok in hopes of picking up some useful outdoor skills. But when they run across a pair of scheming teenagers, a prophesizing squirrel and no shortage of interpersonal drama, it's an open question whether they'll survive this survivalist's training.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 8, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 8:00pm
Director-choreographer Pamela Donohoo is known for combining contemporary cirque techniques like acrobatics and aerial work with modern dance in evocative, socially-aware pieces like her latest creation, Ascension. Now coming to the stage at Highways in Santa Monica, the work delves into the rich history and current struggles of those involved in the black diaspora. Along with being a sought-after performance artist, Donohoo's also a graduate of Stanford University, with a degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:30pm
Someone gets killed at fictional bar Killer Shots and they need you, the audience, to help solve the crime! The bar hosts a music contest extravaganza with killer songs and four rock stars competing for a million-dollar record deal. When someone turns up dead, the whole club goes on lockdown. At Escape, you'll determine the motive, the weapon, the location and the suspect to lift the lockdown and get everyone to safety. Music, mayhem and murder make their way to The Canyon in Agoura Hills.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Looking for the best burlesque in Los Angeles? Bobbie Burlesque Presents is an always-entertaining show featuring sexy striptease artists, circus feats and more. The ever-changing mix of male and female headliners, variety acts and acrobatic aerialists is designed to provide a different, yet equally stimulating, entertainment experience each time out. A legend on the local scene, boylesque star Bobbie Burlesque has been producing cutting-edge cabaret shows for more than a decade, and was chosen as one of the area's best purveyors of the form by TimeOut Los Angeles. Now he's bringing the party to Harvelle's Long Beach.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 9:00pm (Seduction Burlesque)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 11:00pm (Seduction Burlesque)Saturday September 16, 2017 / 9:00pm (Seduction Burlesque)Saturday September 16, 2017 / 11:00pm (Seduction Burlesque)Friday October 13, 2017 / 9:00pm (American Horror Story Burlesque)Friday October 13, 2017 / 11:00pm (American Horror Story Burlesque)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 9:00pm (Seduction Burlesque)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 11:00pm (Seduction Burlesque)
A talented actor and vocalist, Anthony Gruppuso takes the stage with his one-man show The Face Behind the Face, Behind the Face as part of Theatre West's fundraiser Portraits of Humanity: A Series of Solo Shows. Follow Gruppuso on a visit to his shrink where he attempts to dissect his life, his showbiz career, his family and his undying enthusiasm for musical theater. He'll take you a a journey through the Broadway canon performing both popular favorites and lesser-known gems. Gruppuso has performed in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles theater, and has several television and film credits to his name.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 2:00pm
The Amazing Los Angeles Race is back with its second exciting event to both challenge and entertain. Like the classic Race, this new event is a hybrid of a sightseeing tour, The Da Vinci Code and The Amazing Race. Participants form teams of two to eight people and receive their first clue at the starting line. You'll start at Dave & Busters in the heart of Hollywood and follow the clues to fun, interactive experiences at cool L.A. sites. At the finish line, the winners are rewarded with prizes, and everyone is treated to snacks and drinks as they mingle and share stories of their experiences. You don't have to have competed in the original Race to enjoy this one -- the slightly shorter and easier Amazing LA Race II is a completely separate event.
Why do some movie trailers fall flat while others compel people to stand in line overnight? Get the answers in this enlightening workshop where the process is broken down by John Maritato, who has worked for studios and networks writing and producing trailers and promos for the Lethal Weapon series, the Batman series, the Star Trek series and many more, plus countless independent films. You'll also enjoy a networking reception with filmmakers, writers, distributors and industry pros, featuring free appetizers and a cash bar. If you're working to develop, produce, or distribute a film, discover all the ways that a great trailer can unlock the potential of your career at Magicopolis in Santa Monica.
Tame One and El Da Sensei, otherwise known as the New Jersey-based rap duo The Artifacts, had their first hit in '94 with "From the Wrong Side of the Tracks," famously based on their exploits as Newark graffiti artists. They released a follow-up album in '94 and then went their separate ways, before reuniting a decade later to record more music, including the single "APB" and their latest, "Left in My Dust." Now they're bringing their 3rd Rail tour of the West Coast to the SOL Venue in Carson with opener Bukue One.
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 August 18, 2017 / 11:45pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 11:45pm
From the vivid imaginations of six different playwrights come seven short plays, all themed around Elvis Presley and intermingled with music. From aging Elvis impersonators to an Elvis imitator, from a glimpse into the life of a gay teenage boy in small-town Texas to the invention of the famous fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, each of the pieces lovingly commemorates the 40th anniversary of the death of the iconic "King of Rock 'n' Roll." Enjoy Fringe Theatre Company's Elvis Is In The Building at the Actors Workout Studio in North Hollywood.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 7:30Friday August 25, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 7:30Friday September 1, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 7:30Friday September 8, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 7:30
L.A.'s pinup-perfect performance art troupe Damn Devillez shimmies into Club Burlesque in North Hollywood for a night of classic strip tease and cabaret entertainment, pasties and all. You'll be mesmerized and left breathless by the womanly wiles and self-described "strangely sexy" talents of these scandalous Deville dolls. In Rockabilly Pinup Burlesque, they take on classic, sexy looks and shake their way into your future fantasies. Bring your dollar bills. Tips are appreciated.
He's not quite a magician. He's not quite a mindreader. He's not quite normal. He's Ben Benjamins, and he's got a new live show at Vertical Wine Bistro in Pasadena. This Magic Castle regular is ready to amaze you and your friends as you sip glasses of fine wine.
Tony Hadley rose to fame in the 1980s as the lead singer of Spandau Ballet. Known for his blue-eyed, suave image and powerfully soulful voice, he enjoyed international success with hits like "True," "Gold" and "Through the Barricades," as well as appearing at Live Aid in 1985. Hadley's also known success as a solo artist, releasing records on EMI and on his own record company, SlipStream Records. He's worked with artists like Joe Cocker, Alice Cooper, Jon Anderson, Brian May and Alan Parsons, and also played the title role in Jesus Christ Superstar opposite Roger Daltrey's Judas. See the artist the BBC called a "top crooner" when he comes to The Canyon.
Sunday August 20, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Although South America has been grooving to Sonora Carrusele's hip-shaking salsa tunes since the '90s, former President Barack Obama really put the Colombian natives on the map by featuring their song, "La Salsa la Traigo Yo," on his #POTUS playlist. Over the years, they've released 14 studio albums, and have also had their music featured in steamy salsa numbers on the hit show So You Think You Can Dance. Now they're bringing their infectious beats and upbeat rhythms to Conga Room at LA Live.
Add an unexpected blend of spice to your laughter on Monday nights when The Laugh Factory Hollywood's Comedy Bazaar brings an eclectic assortment of the best and brightest up-and-comers with Middle Eastern roots to the stage. Sprinkled throughout will be a dash of surprise guests, many of whom are well-known comics. You never know who's going to perform, but with the club's reputation for quality, you know they're going to be good. Live comedy is always the best kind, so head to The Laugh Factory and laugh the Monday blues away.
Sophie B Hawkins is known for tugging at the heartstrings with her powerful storytelling via dizzying tunes that idle between the potently forlorn and strangely comforting. She burst onto the scene with "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover" off her critically acclaimed debut album Tongues and Tails in 1992, for which she earned a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, and has been quietly making her mark since with songs like "As I Lay Me Down" and "Right Beside You." Now she's hitting the stage with her newest collection of songs, which promise to resonate just as strongly as ever. Catch her when she comes through Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach.
Wednesday August 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Twenty! Twenti! Twenté! is a 60-minute cocktail show that is fighting the tyranny of Hollywood's short attention spans and bite-sized comedy showcases. At this monthly night at Three Clubs, you might get stories, you might get straight stand-up routines, but what you will definitely get is three local comics delivering longer sets than you'd usually find in L.A. There's no theme and no rules -- just incredible performers doing what they love and getting just a little more space to do it. Twenty! Twenti! Twenté! is hosted and produced by Mike Schmidt (The 40 Year Old Boy Podcast, Funniest Pets and People).
Monday August 21, 2017 / 7:30pmMonday September 18, 2017 / 7:30pmMonday October 2, 2017 / 7:30pm
Blasphemous Rumours re-creates the '80s-'90s hits of New Wave behemoths Depeche Mode with precision and plenty of sound-alike style. From "Strangelove," "Personal Jesus," "People Are People," and "Enjoy the Silence," to "Policy of Truth" and "Just Can't Get Enough," these tribute artists play chart-toppers and beyond from throughout the originals' career, showcasing the best of the British electronica pioneers. Plus, Blasphemous Rumours' frontman Andy Singer has a baritone voice that's said to eerily resemble DM lead singer Dave Gahan's. New Order tribute band Substance opens the show.
Master guitarist David Lindley plays a show at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. Known for his ability to play virtually any instrument with strings, as well as his distinctive slide guitar style, Lindley pioneered the fusion of psychedelic rock and world music with his band Kaleidoscope. He went on to work with some of the biggest names in '60s and '70s rock, ranging from Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon to Linda Ronstadt, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Rod Stewart, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen and many more.
Put on your thinking cap and running shoes and get ready for a clue-solving adventure through California history as you explore historic downtown Ventura, the "City of Good Fortune." In this exciting CityRace hunt, you'll navigate your way through the lively and diverse historic district, piecing together clues to solve tricky puzzles hidden in shops, galleries and landmarks. Compete to be the first team to finish with the most correct answers, or go at your own pace and just have fun learning about the city while enjoying an active day out.
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 August 19, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 16, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 9:00pm
Grammy-winning guitar hero Albert Lee is set to blow the roof off The Rose in Pasadena with his speedy style of fingerpicking, and as a former member of Eric Clapton's band, you know he comes with some serious musical credentials. Known as Mr. Telecaster, the legendary Lee's influential country-rock sound has been heard live and on disc behind everyone from The Crickets and the Everly Brothers to Dave Edmunds, Emmylou Harris, Bill Wyman, Brad Paisley and Ricky Skaggs, who had a hit with Lee's signature song, "Country Boy." He's also released more than a dozen solo albums, including 2015's acoustic disc Highwayman.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Back in May, a group of talented L.A. comics kicked off their quest to be crowned the winner of the 2017 L.A. Summer Comedy Contest. The contestants have been whittled down, and now the top three comics have made it to the finals. Be there as these three hilarious stand-up comedians take the stage at The Improv Space in a battle for comedy supremacy. John Davies hosts this comedy smackdown that also features sets by John Saponaro (Fox Sports, Monster Jam) and headlining comedian-actor and L.A. native Tema Louise Sall (Life in Pieces), whose background in theater, Shakespeare and musical theater influence into her stand-up comedy act.
Sunday August 20, 2017 / 7:00pm (Tema Louise Sall and John Saponaro)
Harvelle's Long Beach gets extra steamy when the talented Black Veils Troupe brings their sexy goth-inspired burlesque to the stage. A group of skilled dancers, these women come with an air of mystery, simple masques covering their eyes -- yet long locks of hair fly. The ladies entrance with sultry, hip-heavy moves, suggestive chair dances and even aerial silks.
Thursday August 24, 2017 / 9:00pmThursday September 21, 2017 / 9:00pm
Set in the back room of the Three Clubs lounge, where Dean Martin used to drink, the speakeasy vibe comes to Hollywood with a host of talented performers. A revolving door of touring stand-up comics, late-night writers, movie stars and more grace the stage at this special night of entertainment. The speakeasy style and comedy format began in San Francisco, garnering attention as a unique and memorable comedy night in the back room of a craft beer bar. Join the party at Hollywood's original martini lounge, which was featured in the cult classic film Swingers and take a load off as you enjoy a great roster of performers amidst classic, retro ambiance.
Thursday August 24, 2017 / 10:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 10:30pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 10:30pmThursday December 28, 2017 / 10:30pm
Fast Times is one of California's premier all-'80s dance bands, re-creating all of your favorite hits from that rocking era. With a playlist consisting of all the greatest songs from that unforgettably rad decade, band members Spicoli, Slash, Devo and Sixx are sure to have you and the rest of the crowd up on your feet dancing to such hits as "Welcome to the Jungle," "Whip It," "Blister in the Sun," "Tainted Love" and much more. Be prepared for costumes, choreographed moves and funny stage antics at The Canyon in Agoura Hills.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 10:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Sunday December 31, 2017 / 10:00pm (Doors Open ar 6:00pm / New Year's Eve Party)
There's nothing quite as electrifying as live improvised comedy, and LPNSImprov troupe The MaD JaCKRaTS deliver a fun take on the art form with their monthly show Makin' a Movie. Each show is made up of three segments, which kick off with a suggestion from you, the audience. The talented group of improvisers then runs with the idea, weaving it into a hilarious scene on the spot. Wacky characters, both new and recurring, will have you in stitches as they deal with whatever off-the-wall scenario you throw at them. Don't miss The MaD JaCKRaTS at Theatre 68 in North Hollywood.
Sunday August 20, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 17, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday November 19, 2017 / 7:30pm
Southern California-based psych quintet Old Blood has been garnering buzz from Rolling Stone to the metal blogosphere, thanks to their recently released self-titled debut. A self-proclaimed "doom circus," the band is known for bringing smoke machines, psychedelic projections and even corpse-painted dancers to their darkly theatrical live shows. Get immersed in their heady grooves and heavy down-tempo rock when the Old Blood experience comes to the iconic Whisky a Go-Go. They'll share a stage with L.A.'s own jam rock trio VOLTO! One-man drum band Billy McNicol and pop-punks Pump 5 round out the bill.
A pressingly relevant story, Sideways Fences portrays the ongoing battle of gentrification in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles. 28 weeks into a pregnancy, couple Sol and Esteban are in a high pressure situation when they find out their house is being torn down for new condos in the area. When Sol's sister Eva comes into town, she has bigger plans for her sister than her relationship with Esteban, his Chevy Fleetline and the garage he's desperately trying to start. Find out what happens at the Casa 0101 Theater in Los Angeles.
Sunday August 20, 2017 / 5:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 5:00pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 3, 2017 / 5:00pm