They've taken on '90s film faves like Scream, Cruel Intentions and Clueless. Now Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Angeles is making waves across glasses of water everywhere with their unauthorized musical parody of the Steven Spielberg sci-fi adventure and Oscar-winning classic, Jurassic Park. Come to the fictional island where cloned dinosaurs roam free in a wildlife park. This cheeky, song-filled parody at Rockwell: Table & Stage stars L.A.-based actor-singers from TV, film and the Broadway stage.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / NoonThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / Noon
The Los Angeles Kings return to the ice for the with hopes of adding another Stanley Cup trophy to their franchise thanks to their core group of Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Quick. They've also added Michael Cammalleri to spark the offense and help L.A. get back to the postseason. But no matter what the outcome of the game, the Kings always make things exciting for the fans. You can watch the action from a variety of vantage points at STAPLES Center, but nothing beats a private suite, where you get to enjoy customized catering options, a VIP entrance to the arena, flat-screen televisions and more. Or go with a Premier Level seat to kick back with in-seat service and great views. Get fired up in style as the Kings fight to lead the Pacific Division into the postseason.
What really happens after "happily ever after?" Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods answers that question, skillfully interweaving several classic fairy tales into one epic story that goes beyond the happy endings to show what happens when a fairy-tale world gets real. This modern twist on the Brothers Grimm brings together Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of beanstalk fame), Rapunzel and more. The beloved storybook characters take on startling complexity as they discover that wishes always come with a price. Witches, wolves, giants and mysterious strangers force the heroes to face the music and their future in a world where everything doesn't always end happily. Broadway World called this production of Into The Woods at Cupcake Theater in NoHo "hilarious, musically gorgeous, and brilliantly staged." Be sure to catch this humorous and heartfelt romp through the woods, featuring such unforgettable songs as "No One Is Alone," "Children Will Listen" and "Giants in the Sky."
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 6:00pm
Their loyalty was questioned, their freedom taken away -- but their spirit could never be broken. Rejoice in one family's triumphant story of hope, love and forgiveness in the new Broadway musical: Allegiance. Inspired by true events, Allegiance is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, this powerful show follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. Legendary performer George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes), who was himself an internee as a child, stars in this enthralling and epic Los Angeles premiere at the Aratani Theatre.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
This Hollywood supper club hosts great live jazz and cabaret in a setting with Old World charm. Catalina Bar & Grill has lived up to its slogan "Nothing But the Best in Jazz" by presenting a veritable who's who of music legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Carmen McRae, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman and vocalists like Melissa Manchester, Brenda Russell, Jane Monheit, Barbara Morrison and many more.
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 8:30pm (Ken Hirsch)Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:30pm (Frank McComb)Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:30pm (Lynda Carter)Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 8:30pm (Ron Fassler)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:30pm (Oscar Hernández & Friends Birthday Celebration)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:30pm (Joey DeFrancesco Trio)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:30pm (Joey DeFrancesco Trio)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:30pm (Joey DeFrancesco Trio)
Forever Flamenco, an L.A. Weekly "Pick of the Week," continues to light up the stage in its long and successful run at the intimate Fountain Theatre. This sensual Spanish art form tells stories of love and loss, happiness and longing through a gorgeous and ever-changing collection of movements and music. A rotating series of choreographers, directors and a cast of the country's top flamenco singers, dancers and guitarists create an electrifying show that's a completely new experience each performance. See the full event description for the latest lineup.
In the award-winning comic play Under the Jello Mold, Jennie Fahn revisits her very colorful character of a mother during what turned out to be the final act of her mother's life. Jennie's mother was a force to be reckoned with -- a former dancer never content to merely rehash her past, there was always a story to be embellished, always a name to drop, always a lesson to teach. Jennie learns that not only were her post-mortem instructions hid in a specific place ... her mother was also hiding a long-held secret. Enjoy this comedy about life, loss and being of sound mind and body at the Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Once upon a time, holograms were either some sci-fi fantasy ("Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope") or some sort of futuristic technology you'd never hope to see in your lifetime. But when a holographic Tupac Shakur materialized at the 2012 Coachella alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog, minds were forever blown. Now, you can experience the phenomenon yourself in this cutting-edge concert presented by Hologram USA, featuring the best of jazz icon Billie Holiday. Through the use of innovative motion capture, high-tech projections and sound editing, legendary stars like Holiday are digitally resurrected on the stage -- and not only can these life-like re-creations perform all of your favorite tunes, they can also interact with the audience. Step inside L.A.'s Hologram USA Theater and see the future as it's unfolding while marveling at a musical genius of the past.
Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pmTuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pmWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pm
California is America's largest and most diverse state, home to people, traditions, languages and ideas from every corner of the world. California's dynamic population, culture and geography have made a notable impact on the state's artistic output, which has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. This spirit is always on display at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, which showcases works by California artists in exhibitions like In the Land of Sunshine: Imagining the California Coast Culture, which features paintings of California life from the past 150 years, and "a sky in the palm of a hand", which pays tribute to local artists Lloyd Hamrol and Joan Perlman.
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmWednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmThursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / Noon-5:00pm
He considered himself the superman. She allowed him to believe it. Engaging Shaw is the hilarious true story of Irish playwright Bernard Shaw's relationship with wealthy heiress Charlotte Payne-Townshend. According to her, "no man can resist a woman once she has set her sights upon him, unless thwarted by another woman." But confirmed bachelor Shaw may prove to be more than she bargained for. Can she romance an unromantic man? Can Shaw reconcile his intellectual theories with emotional reality? Find out when this romantic comedy makes its L.A. premiere at Theatre 40 at the Reuben Cordova Theatre.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pm
You can pair wine with fruit and cheese, but there's probably no more perfect combination than a glass of fine wine and an evening of even finer chamber music. This classy evening at the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles starts with a pre-show reception at BP Hall featuring delicious wines provided by Lorimar Winery. Then, members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a few special guests will serenade you with selections by Franz Schubert, Bela Bartok and Dan Welcher.
The Piano Guys' music is the perfect antidote to your toughest day. Their music seems to pick you up and wrap you in a warm hug. "It's all right," they whisper softly in your ear, "just relax while we combine Bach with the Jackson 5 and completely blow your mind." Perhaps you didn't know that someone rocking a Restoration-era powdered wig and playing a harpsichord could make you want to jump up and boogie, but it is definitely possible, my friend. Just head over to The Piano Guys' YouTube channel and browse through their videos. You'll see! And they're not just entertaining online. As you can imagine, when these guys play live, it's more than merely a concert -- it's a spectacle. Their witty banter, cinematic video backdrops, onstage antics and gorgeous sounds combine for an evening of pure entertainment. Don't miss them when they come to the Shrine!
The first Broadway play written by an African-American woman, A Raisin in the Sun is a masterpiece that The New York Times credits with changing American theater forever. Questions of race and politics, of assimilation and historical awareness are seamlessly interwoven in this touching and wrenching family drama, making it as powerful today as it was 50 years ago. Now A Noise Within brings this incredible story to Pasadena. The drama follows the Youngers, an African-American family attempting to move from a crowded two-bedroom apartment into a "white" neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. But a new house is just one of the Youngers' many dreams. Three generations each yearn for different versions of a better life -- whether it's a business, a spouse or the right to live with long-denied dignity.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 8, 2018 / 7:00pm
There's plenty of room for funny business at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, which just happens to be the world's largest comedy club, at 12,500 square feet. And just like its fellow outlets in Chicago and L.A., this venue regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from the Southland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Long Beach club is also home to the official Laugh Factory Stand-Up Comedy Hall of Fame and Museum, which boasts more than 500 pieces of comedy memorabilia from the likes of Groucho Marx and Rodney Dangerfield, plus wax figures of greats like Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor.
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 7:45pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:45pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:45pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:45pm
Prepare yourself for a spicy night of fiery música at The Wiltern, an iconic L.A. venue, when three red hot Latin artists take to the stage. First up is rock, salsa and blues band El Chicano, whose singles like "Viva Tirado" and their cover of "Brown Eyed Girl" lit up the Billboard charts in the 1970s. Jorge Santana is a Latin blues guitarist whose musical style was greatly influenced by his brother Carlos -- yes, that Carlos Santana. In addition to recording two albums with his brother's band, Jorge has also performed with Malo on their 1972 hit "Suavecito." East L.A.'s own rock, R&B and salsa group Tierra -- the first Latin band to have four songs in the national charts and two on the Billboard Top 100 at the same time -- rounds out the bill, playing hits like "Together" and "Gonna Find Her."
Hailed as "an achingly beautiful dream of a show" by the Chicago Tribune, Orpheus and Eurydice, LA Opera's collaboration with The Joffrey Ballet, elevates Gluck's romantic drama to glorious new heights. In this powerful adaptation of the Greek myth, the demi-god Orpheus is devastated by the death of his beloved Eurydice, and undertakes an epic journey through literal hell to reunite with his muse. Much loved for its emotional, elegant score, the Parisian version of the opera comes to the stage of Los Angeles' Dorothy Chandler Pavilion via the creative vision of famed director-choreographer John Neumeier of the Hamburg Ballet. Experience this magical production in French with projected English translations.
A circle of friends, led by Ned Weeks, a strong-minded writer and activist, struggles to contain the mysterious disease ravaging New York's gay community, circa 1981. Dismissed by politicians and arguing amongst themselves, the group finds a partner in Dr. Emma Brookner, who's searching for a cure, and ultimately make a real difference in the fight through their strength and love for one another. This semi-autobiographical masterwork from Pulitzer Prize and Oscar-nominated playwright Larry Kramer is an outrageous and unforgettable look at sexual politics during the AIDS crisis of the early '80s, and remains one of theater's most powerful and relevant pieces. The Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy stages this production at the Caminito Theatre on campus.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm
When it comes to catching the biggest names in comedy doing their thing at a historic venue, it's hard to top Laugh Factory Hollywood in the heart of the Sunset Strip. A short list of comics that have graced its luminous stage include Tim Allen, Whitney Cummings, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Nealon and many more. You just never know who is going to drop by to get the crowd roaring with a hilarious set. So get on down to the Laugh Factory, get yourself a drink from the full bar, and get ready to crack up with the best of them.
Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 7:45pm (All-Star Comedy)Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 9:45pm (All-Star Comedy)Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 9:30pm (Rubee Tuesdays)Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 9:45pm (All-Star Comedy)Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 9:45pm (All-Star Comedy)Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 7:45pm (All-Star Comedy)Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 9:45pm (Comedy Bazaar)Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 9:30pm (Rubee Tuesdays)
Amazement awaits you and your guests inside Black Rabbit Rose, a swanky multi-space venue boasting a theater for magic and variety acts, plus a bar featuring craft cocktails and Thai-Chinese small plates. This retro-style cabaret show sets out to impress with an array of burlesque and specialty performers, while the world's finest close-up illusionists dazzle you with their magical talent. VIP admission grants you front-row seating at this intimate Hollywood nightspot.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm
For every mega-success like the iPhone, VCR and Ford Mustang, there's a couple of Apple Newtons, Betamaxes and Edsels that crashed and burned before them -- and The Museum of Failure celebrates these marketing missteps in all their glory. Now housed in Hollywood with an expanded collection, this primo collection of product blunders, curated by a Swedish innovation researcher, brings the best worst ideas together in an Instagram-friendly collection at Hollywood & Highland. You'll see artifacts spanning from the 17th century right up to the present, including a Trump-based board game, Casio's tiny color TV, New Coke and plenty more. No word on whether Ishtar is included in this Hollywood edition, however.
March 19 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) March 20 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) March 21 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) March 22 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) March 27 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) March 28 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) March 29 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 2 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm)
Called "a master of the genre" by The New York Times, Tony Award-winning writer-performer Sarah Jones (Bridge & Tunnel) explores the world's oldest profession in her latest solo show, Sell/Buy/Date. Inhabiting a colorful array of characters, Jones draws on the real-life experiences of people affected by the commercial sex industry, exploring the many sides of this hot-button issue while capturing the humanity and humor of these rarely heard voices. Don't miss this timely show at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm
West Side Story takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and sets it loose in epic fashion on the streets of 1950s New York. Two idealistic young lovers caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, tell a story of love, hate and clashing cultures more relevant than ever. The famed 1961 film adaptation won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and the story has enjoyed many Broadway revivals, the latest in 2009. Written by the dream creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story's legendary jazz, Latin and classical-inspired score features the treasured songs "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty" and "America." Don't miss this iconic musical love story at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pm
Grand Central Market has boomed with new food stalls offering delicious food in many forms, but navigating all of the 38 stalls can be overwhelming. The Taste of Grand Central Market tour by Secret City Tours acquaints you with samples from vendors new and old, providing worldly flavors and helpful insights. The dinnertime feast gives you a bounty of delicious food -- enough for a meal -- as well as a mental cheat sheet for many return trips to the culinary wonderland. Drinks are available for purchase from a variety of bars and other vendors. Come to L.A.'s Grand Central Market with an appetite for food and adventure! (Please note that Secret City Tours is a tour operator and isn't affiliated with Grand Central Market itself.)
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.
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 8:30pm (Main Room Headliner Show)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (Main Room Headliner Show)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:00pm (Main Room Headliner Show)
Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel blossoms on stage as a musical. Little Women follows the adventures of the remarkable March sisters -- budding author Jo, practical Meg, sweet Beth and romantic Amy -- who're coming of age during the Civil War under the care of their doting mother. A touching tale of young love, achieving your dreams and the enduring power of family, this song-filled adaptation at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica is designed for the entire family to enjoy. The show's original New York run starred Tony-winner Sutton Foster (Younger), who was nominated for both a Drama Desk and a Tony Award for her performance as Jo.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 8:00pm
All children, except one, grow up.... And he is captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie's much-loved tale. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre. The National Theatre Live takes performances from the London stage to cinemas and performing arts centers worldwide. Since its first season in 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren, over a million people have now experienced the National's acclaimed work on movie screens around the world. Now you can catch some of the most talked-about shows in London, for just a fraction of the cost. You can experience -- up close and personal -- the best of British theatre, shown in high definition on a giant screen at the James Armstrong Theater at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.
Spend a gorgeous day at the races at a true Los Angeles landmark with an exclusive Farriers package that includes food, craft beer, collectible keepsakes and more. Santa Anita Park's Farriers Package features Club House admission, complete with box seating and a racing program, along with a pint of local craft beer from the Farriers bar and an entree from one of Santa Anita's brand-new Club House Mezzanine eateries. And if the memories you make at Santa Anita Park aren't enough, the Farriers package also includes a commemorative pint glass so you can take a piece of the "Great Race Place" home with you.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars may have topped charts by giving you "Uptown Funk," but they took their sonic cues and swagger from R&B trailblazers Morris Day & The Time. In the '80s, these Prince associates and longtime Janet Jackson cohorts kept dance floors packed with their high-energy, live instrument funk-and-soul R&B tracks, including "Jungle Love" and "The Bird." Now, you can relive their funkified heyday at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills with this evening of throwback hits that still thump -- from "777-9311" to "Jerk Out" and beyond.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Teatro Martini's sizzling dinner spectacular features an edgy combination of cabaret, comedy, music and cirque-style aerials and acrobatics. The Teatro Martini experience comes complete with a four-course meal. As you dine on your gourmet entree, you'll be captivated by an energetic show of non-stop comedy, daring acrobatic acts, live music and more. Teatro Martini's performers come from across the globe to provide you with a captivating and tantalizing getaway from the ordinary.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)
Bad is always better -- just take a look at any Disney villain: they've got a killer look, a devious master plan and a big, loud song-and-dance number that shows off all their evilness. And now you can revel in all the wicked delights of Disney's most iconic baddies when L.A.'s Rockwell Table & Stage presents Broadway Sings Disney. Hosted by Kate Pazakis (The Big Gay Musical) and Peter Vogt (The Goodbye Girl), this whimsical show tune showcase features some of the brightest stars from Broadway, film and TV belting out your favorite villain tunes. Whether its Ursula's voice-snatching anthem or Gaston's macho tribute to himself, you never know what deliciously evil song you'll hear next -- but you can be sure to have an awfully good time singing along.
Fall down the rabbit hole with Alice into a Wonderland filled with spring fairies, mermaids, superheroes, pirates and princesses -- where you can become a part of the adventure in this delightful story of renewal, surprise and fun. When Alice sees the White Rabbit, she's determined to get him to talk to her this time. As she once again follows him down the rabbit hole, she finds that this Wonderland is not like before. On her quest to find the White Rabbit, she meets unlikely characters that help her learn that things can always be seen differently when looking through a looking glass with a different perspective, and that with the help of your friends anything is possible. This original, immersive and interactive Creating Arts Company mini-musical is one-hour long and perfect for the entire family -- ages 3 and up. Get in on the fun at Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pm
You're trapped inside a 1940s film noir and have to solve a mind-boggling mystery in order to escape. In this fun vintage take on the immensely popular escape room experience, you're led into a private detective's office filled with a variety of objects -- some familiar, some puzzling. Suddenly the door locks behind you and the game begins. Now you and your fellow sleuths have to work against the clock to identify suspects, solve challenging puzzles, piece together clues and find a way out of the room.
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 9:30pm
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.
The original version of performance artist Taylor Mac's A 24-Decade History of Popular Music was 24 hours long. That's right -- 24 consecutive hours of nonstop costume changes, singing and audience participation in a brilliantly conceived history of popular music, kicking off with the Revolutionary War and blazing forward decade after decade to the modern day. Now divided into four (relatively) bite-sized chapters covering six decades apiece, this breakneck journey through the history of American song over two weeks at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown L.A. isn't just a show -- it's an experience.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 6:00pm (Chapter III: 1896-1956)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 6:00pm (Chapter IV: 1956-Present)
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, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 7:00pm
Head once more into the breach, dear friends, with A Noise Within's rousing production of Shakespeare's epic battle story Henry V. There's sword-fighting aplenty as when the charismatic Warrior King, formerly the riotous and rebellious Prince Hal, rallies his "band of brothers" to recover territories from the French. He also woos the beautiful Princess Katherine of France, winning both her heart and the Battle of Agincourt, against considerable odds.
Whodunits -- you gotta love 'em. From the secluded locales to the cast of colorful characters in which everyone's a suspect to the final, ingenious twist, the author who did it best was Agatha Christie. One of her most famous stories, The Mousetrap, has it all. A group of strangers trapped by a snowstorm discovers that a murderer is among them, and you'll never guess who it is! The longest-running play in history, The Mousetrap has been thrilling audiences continuously since its 1952 premiere in London's West End. Now you can experience the ultimate whodunit at Crown City Theatre Company in North Hollywood.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 3:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 8:00pm
A year ago, Orson Bean's autobiographical comedy Safe at Home won the L.A. Drama Critics' "Best Solo Show of the Year" award. Now, the longtime actor (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Desperate Housewives) and wonderful wit follows up that triumph with this companion piece, starring he and his wife, Alley Mills (The Wonder Years). These veterans of film, stage and television share the story of how they came together as two very different people -- and have stayed together for more than 25 years. With humor, pathos and an occasional song, Alright Then entertains and charms as it shares the magical love story of these two incredible artists at the Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice.
Based on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and featuring a pop-rock score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), the joyous musical Godspell comes to Glendale Centre Theatre just in time for the Easter season. Godspell retells the story of Jesus and his disciples through a series of charming, comedic sketches and an eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, including "Day by Day," "Save the People" and "All for the Best." This rousing, joyful show and its positive message of hope and kindness has resonated with generations of audiences since it opened off-Broadway in 1971.
Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm
Hollywood's newest, coolest pop-up museum comes Instagram ready to put you and the fam right in the middle of some amazing images. The Museum of Illusions is filled with paintings, 3-D set pieces and giant props that produce eye-popping pics, inspired by cartoons, art, current events, movies and more. You can picture yourself on a raft watching the Titanic go down, climb a sheer cliff, become a burger topping or dangle over an MC Escher-like edge. Then show off your shots and really wow your crowd back home.
Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightTuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 10:00am-Midnight
The gang from Big Bang and its spin-off Young Sheldon share the stage at the PaleyFest for a sure-to-be wide-ranging discussion of all things BBT, with some talk of cast chemistry and STEM-based comedy mixed into the formula as well. The Sheldons (Jim Parsons and Iain Armitage) are set to attend, as are Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Zoe Perry, Annie Potts and more, plus members of the creative team, including Chuck Lorre. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the PaleyFest LA returns to Hollywood's famed Dolby Theatre to delight fans with amazing anecdotes and exclusive behind-the-scenes scoops.
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.
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Celebrity Drop Inn Tuesday)Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 10:00pm (Hump Day Late Night)Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 10:00pm (Thirsty Thursday)Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Taylor Tomlinson from Last Comic Standing)Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 10:00pm (Taylor Tomlinson from Last Comic Standing)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Taylor Tomlinson from Last Comic Standing)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 10:00pm (Taylor Tomlinson from Last Comic Standing)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 5:00pm (Neat And Nerdy with Andy Peters (TruTV))
The competition's smokin' at Santa Anita Park, with world-class thoroughbred racing at a true Los Angeles landmark, as well as the BBQ masters of SoCal at the 7th annual Winner's Circle BBQ Championship! Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society, the smoky showdown features delicious BBQ and the crowning of a new people's BBQ champion. The Winner's Circle BBQ package includes admission to the event and the grandstand, an event racing program and wagering tip sheet, plus 15 BBQ scrip tickets (tastings cost 2-3 scrips) redeemable for tender, mouthwatering BBQ fare. With a gorgeous view of the San Gabriel Mountains from the infield, make some great memories at the "Great Race Place."
Set in a pueblo community, Bingo Hall is a coming-of-age tale that focuses on the life of teenager Edward Anaya. His comfortable life as the senior center's bingo caller is challenged when college acceptance letters kickstart an identity crisis: Who will Edward be if he leaves home and bingo behind? Edward knows just what to say until romantic rejection, family antics and community pressures leave him tongue-tied. Playwright Dillon Chitto brings the pueblo to Griffith Park in this hilarious new play about tradition in a fast-changing world. Presented by Native Voices, the only Equity theatre company dedicated to producing new work by Native American artists, Bingo Hall comes to Autry Museum of the American West - Wells Fargo Theater.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
A haunting love triangle triggers an unexpected chain of events in this poetic play, now making its West Coast premiere at North Hollywood's Road on Magnolia. In the early stages of a new relationship, Sarah and Sam are lovers happily discovering each other. But when Nate, Sarah's best friend since childhood, shows up unannounced on Sarah's doorstep, she's left questioning what and who she wants in this humorous and heartbreaking look at love, memory and the decisions that alter life's course. Don't miss this New York Times Critic's Pick from Anna Ziegler, the author of Actually.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm
Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of Los Angeles on this fun food tour. Your knowledgeable tour guide will lead you on a leisurely three-hour walking adventure through this extraordinary downtown area, sharing stories of the city's early settlers, Hollywood's heyday, architectural background and the transformation of L.A.'s culture and food scene. Along the way you'll get to enjoy tastes from unique eateries, including the best bakeries, authentic ethnic restaurants and renowned establishments currently creating a buzz in the foodie universe -- six stops in all. By the end of the tour, you'll be able to impress your friends with your vast knowledge of the city and its hidden culinary gems.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 11:00am Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:00am Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 11:00am Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 11:00am Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 11:00am Sunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 11:00amFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 11:00am
A man of remarkable integrity, Sir Thomas More placed ethics before power. To stand up to his country's sovereign authority cost him everything, but today it offers us one of the most inspiring stories ever staged. A tragic historical drama, A Man for All Seasons offers a brilliant portrait of Sir Thomas More in his last years as Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII. When Henry mandates his subjects to sign an "Act of Supremacy" making him both spiritual and temporal leader of England in order to obtain papal approval for a divorce from Catherine of Aragon to marry Anne Boleyn, Sir Thomas cannot in good conscience comply. See A Man for All Seasons at Actors Co-op Theatres in Hollywood.
Will the winds blow? The rains come? The cat die? Legendary local playwright Justin Tanner's laugh-out-loud comedy and his brilliant underbelly of sadness for humankind join forces in El Niño. Look for all you've come to love about a Tanner piece, including his regular cast. Directed by his longtime collaborator Lisa James and guest produced by French Stewart, El Niño takes the stage of the MET Theatre in Los Angeles.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 8:30pm
Forget everything you know about the wholesome characters of the Archie Comics -- and if you weren't familiar with them from the start, that works too. The CW's Riverdale is a fun, sexy and subversive take on the classic series, featuring plenty of murder, mystery and drama to make it super addicting for today's audience. Stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, as well as Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, Luke Perry and more will be there in person at The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for this year's PaleyFest. You'll get to hear hilarious behind-the-scenes stories, see clips of funny and important Riverdale moments and, of course, have plenty of opportunities to ask your burning questions about the show.
With acclaimed director Ava DuVernay at the helm, the Oprah Winfrey Network's moving Southern drama Queen Sugar has racked up accolades and kept fans gasping for more. Now the cast members who play the show's soul-searching siblings -- Rutina "Nova" Wesley, Kofi "Ralph Angel" Siriboe and Dawn-Lyen "Charley" Gardner -- will join executive producer Kat Candler and DuVernay herself for a live PaleyFest LA panel. They'll offer exclusive behind-the-scenes scoops and maybe even dish some breaking news when they sit down at Hollywood's world-famous Dolby Theatre.
Ahoy, matey! Come aboard for the ultimate pirate adventure with Creating Arts Company's Pirates of Treasure Island. This show -- perfectly crafted for little buccaneers -- takes everyone's favorite pirate tales and throws them together for one swashbuckling good time! Join young Jim Hawkins as he sets out on a grand high-seas adventure where he encounters mermaids, searches for buried treasure and battles some very famous pirate captains. Practice your "arrr"s and get ready to join in the fun during this interactive show setting sail at Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / NoonSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / Noon
Diablo Cody's cult film Jennifer's Body gets a campy unauthorized musical send-up at L.A.'s El Cid. Watch a new live-action take on this darkly comical tale of a small-town cheerleader turned man-eating demon. The fiendish supernatural thriller raises even more hell on stage with an early '00s soundtrack, including, of course, Low Shoulder's "Through the Trees."
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm
If you could go back and give advice to your younger self, what would you say? In A Love Affair, Jimmy and Alice Diamond find themselves reliving the flawed masterpiece that is their marriage as financial issues force them to clear out the attic of their Malibu home. Brimming with all the hilarious and moving moments captured from almost 40 years of marriage, A Love Affair is a daring rollercoaster ride through successes, disappointments, sex, traumas and so much more. Journey through A Love Affair at The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse.
Find a wide variety of vintage clothing, furniture and just about anything else from days gone by at the Santa Monica Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market. This outdoor market at Santa Monica Airport is a destination for many local decorators, clothing designers, and shop owners as well as families and collectors of all ages. Shop for antique furnishings, architectural treasures, paintings from listed European and American artists, estate jewelry, vintage fashion, chandeliers and interesting lighting, antique linens and silver at this popular community event.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday, May. 27, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday, Jun. 24, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday, Jul. 22, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)
Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale has inspired a family musical with some fun new twists: ballet, cha-cha and rap music. The story of a youngster who is rejected for being different, The Ugly Duckling encounters kindness from a friendly dog and peril from one of her own kind before discovering she is actually a beautiful swan. The adaptation was written by Lloyd J. Schwartz (Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch), with music and lyrics by Adryan Russ.
An uplifting musical comedy hit based on the 1992 film, Sister Act takes place in Philadelphia in 1978, where disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be found: A convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with the rigid lifestyle imposed by uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community, but in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly-found sisterhood. Filled with uplifting gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act is a sparkling musical tribute to the universal power of friendship. Enjoy the show at the Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 8:00pm
Spend a relaxing evening outdoors with a brush in one hand and a glass of wine or craft beer glass in the other, at this Drink, Paint, Create gathering. Whether you're a novice painter or an experienced artist, this event at the Claim Jumper in Burbank offers a fun and relaxing way to express your creativity. All the materials you need to create your own masterpiece are provided for you, including an easel, canvas and paint, of course, and you can purchase food and drink from the venue.
Harbor Breeze's Whale Watching Cruise is your chance to channel your inner Jacques Cousteau and create some lifelong memories. And since one of the country's best aquariums is right next door, you're in good hands on this seafaring adventure. An educator from the Aquarium of the Pacific will guide you as you marvel at gray or blue whales (depending on the season), plus others majestic creatures, like the distinctive humpback, killer whales and several kinds of dolphins.
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)
A who's who of Hollywood's hottest stars and creative talents are coming together for the 35th annual PaleyFest L.A. At this gathering of TV luminaries, the cast and creative minds behind The CW's cult fantasy horror series Supernatural will be sitting down to talk about demons, monsters, prophecies, muscle cars and the show's passionate fanbase. Fans will have the extra treat of viewing the much anticipated Scooby-Doo crossover episode before its official broadcast. Come to the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood to hear the stars of America's longest-running live-action fantasy series talk about how they're keeping things fresh as they head into season 13.
The legendary Groundlings Theatre troupe presents its latest and greatest main stage show, Sweet Valley Groundlings. It's an evening of sketches and some improvisation, always original and always hilarious.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 10:00pm
If you're admittedly a vicarious listener of sex-love talk shows on the radio, then Some F*cking Advice is the comedy show for you. A standout lineup of LGBTQIA and straight performers tell it like it is through a series of sketch scenes, setting out to explore individuals understanding themselves, their hidden fantasies and their relationship dynamics -- but not without some f*cking advice from others. Tune in at the Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
A chance meeting in an airport lounge leads to a Burmese odyssey and a search for a missing monk. And maybe love. Two strangers lost, hidden ... and found? Brea Bee and Marshall McCabe star as Jane and Alex, both on the run from loneliness and the truth. This might be their last chance to find true love -- if only they can seize it! Enjoy Unemployed Elephants at the Little Victory Theatre at the Victory Theatre Center in Burbank.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 4:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 4:00pmFriday, Apr. 13, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Apr. 14, 2018 / 8:00pm
The holidays have come and gone -- and there's no better time to laugh about ... family! They've covered love, marriage, pregnancy and Christmas, and now the authors of the popular Don't Hug Me musicals bring you Don't Hug Me, We're Family. Based on the award-winning, smash hit play Crappie Talk, this world-premiere musical comedy follows two Brooklyn Italians who are fish out of water in a small north woods Minnesota town -- and how they change the lives of the locals. It's Fargo meets My Cousin Vinny, without the blood or trial lawyers! Catch Don't Hug Me, We're Family at T.U. Studios in Los Angeles.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
You're trapped inside an old haunted theater and it's up to you to free the spirit in order to escape. In this fun, spooky new take on the immensely popular escape-room experience, you're led through the stage door and into a theater haunted by an unnamed ghost. Suddenly the door locks behind you, and the game begins. You have one hour to free the ghost or be trapped inside the theater forever! As you explore the backstage and dressing rooms, you'll uncover clues and puzzles that will lead you to the objects you need to create a magical spell and release the ghost before your time runs out. Will you make it out in time?
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 9:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 7:30pm
Carol Weiss' musical Alice! is based on the Lewis Carroll literary classic and it's filled with all of the characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar and the Queen of Hearts. Alice follows the White Rabbit into a wonderland of talking animals, comic royalty and a croquet game played with flamingos. In this fast-paced family musical, nonsense makes quite good sense. Watch things get curiouser and curiouser at L.A.'s Assistance League Playhouse.
Wyclef Jean, former lead rapper and sometime guitarist of the supergroup Fugees, comes to L.A. for a spirited live performance. As a solo artist, Wyclef is best known for such songs as "'Take Me As I Am," "Gone till November" and "911." He's also one of the industry's most popular producers and remixers, having worked with such stars as Whitney Houston, Santana and Destiny's Child, among many others. Catch him live at The Regent Theatre in Los Angeles.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)
Flappers Comedy Club brings Los Angeles' top comics to Claremont's historic Packing House building. A wide variety of shows include stand-up talent from national headliners seen on network TV, HBO, BET and Comedy Central, comedy contests with up-and-coming performers, hilarious themed shows and more. The club also hosts variety nights and other one-of-a-kind events. Plus, you never know what celebrity comics might drop by for a guest set. Please see the full event description for a link to information on upcoming shows.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Jesus Sepulveda and Jerry Garcia from Chingo Bling)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (Jesus Sepulveda and Jerry Garcia from Chingo Bling)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:30pm (Jesus Sepulveda and Jerry Garcia from Chingo Bling)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Jamie Kaler)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:00pm (Jamie Kaler)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:30pm (Jamie Kaler)
Spies. Not too long ago, the word felt like kind of an old fashioned concept, something you only hear about in movies. But lately, talk of espionage is all over the news. So it's the perfect time to see a fresh take on a classic Cold War thriller with Long Beach Playhouse's production of Pack of Lies. All the more tense for its basis in reality, this psychological thriller centers on an English couple whose lives are turned upside-down when Scotland Yard alerts them that their next-door neighbors might be Soviet spies, and enlists them to set a trap. Called "absolutely engrossing ... dynamic theater" (New York Post), Hugh Whitemore's play is high-tension drama in the tradition of Graham Greene and John LeCarre.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm
Rock pianists Scott Doyle and Tim Butterworth play your favorite hits and take requests during this interactive evening of high-energy piano playing at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. Blazing Pianos is a crowd-pleasing show that'll have you singing and cheering along with Doyle and Butterworth as this talented twosome dukes it out on the ivories with their impressive repertoire of show tunes, classic rock songs and today's biggest hits. Request your favorite songs and get ready for some rollicking renditions of some of the most beloved songs of all time.
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Actor, producer and writer Ken Jeong, known for his scene stealing abilities, has established himself as one of today's top comedic stars. In May of 2009, Jeong appeared as the Asian-mobster "Mr. Chow" in the sleeper-hit comedy The Hangover also starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis. Jeong then played the lead role in his own NBC sitcom, Dr. Ken. Jeong's career path started off on a different course. He earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University and went on to get his medical degree at the University of North Carolina. Jeong completed his Internal Medicine residency in New Orleans all the while developing his comedy. Now he headlines at the Levity Live Comedy Club in Oxnard.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:45pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pm
In a barrio kitchen in North Philly, a professor moonlights as the local soup kitchen queen, offering rice and beans to any hungry neighbor. Halfway around the world, her cousin relives his military trauma on a Hollywood film set. With the Egyptian revolution booming in the distance and local unrest erupting in Philly, these two cousins sing a defiant song of protest. But will Philly, or Egypt, listen? The Happiest Song Plays Last is the culminating piece of playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes' Elliot trilogy and it hits the stage at The Los Angeles Theatre Center.
An exciting group activity, Escape Room LA has drawn hundreds of teams together for a unique and lively experience, one that doesn't involve dropping all your money at the club or bar-hopping in Hollywood. Instead, go head to head in a race against the clock on an expedition to find a fabled treasure in a jungle pyramid. The Mask of the Jade Warrior is hidden in a secret tomb, and it's up to your group to find it. Can you solve the pyramid's perplexing puzzles, riddles and challenges to find jade mask and escape? Or will you be trapped inside forever?
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 9:00pm
The Best You Expo is coming to the United States and will make a stop at the Long Beach Convention Center. This one-of-a-kind event gathers those passionate about living better lives, creating a better world, and gaining greater mindfulness and meaning in the modern age. The expo explores topics like wealth, health, entrepreneurship, confidence, aging, female empowerment and more. Speakers come from a variety of sectors, including business, finance, health, neuroscience and new age philosophies, as well as entrepreneurs and leading CEOs. Attendees come with a like-minded goal: to discover purpose, meaning, health, self-improvement and career growth.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 10:00amMarch 24 & 25 (Weekend Pass)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 10:00am
Funk-pop artists Morris Day and The Time turn back the clock to their '80s heyday, with their patented upbeat grooves as fresh and as fierce as ever. Prince's longtime musical partner, the ever-stylish, pompadour-ed Day and his band first swaggered onto the scene with an appearance in Purple Rain, before taking over the charts with hits like "Get It Up," "777-9311," "Jerk Out," "The Bird" and their signature song "Jungle Love," selling more than 10 million records to date. Still actively touring, you can catch these R&B pioneers at The Rose in Pasadena, and check out their influence on today's stars like Bruno Mars.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
The dysfunctional mother-daughter dynamic at the heart of CBS sitcom Mom has delivered four seasons' worth of bittersweet moments and gut-busting laughs. The show's pulled in plenty of praise for star Anna Faris and two Emmy Awards for Allison Janney. As part of the PaleyFest LA, Faris and Janney will join the sitcom's other stars, Jaime Pressly, Mimi Kennedy and Beth Hall, at Hollywood's world-famous Dolby Theatre. Expect to hear plenty of hilarious on-set anecdotes, off-screen reflections and more.
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.
The beautiful Cafe Sevilla invites guests to come and enjoy a magical evening of Spanish and Gypsy flamenco dance, an authentic three-course meal and an atmosphere of European elegance and Mediterranean spirit. Celebrating its 25th year, Sevilla is a fixture in Long Beach, and its flamenco dinner-show showcases a variety of dancers, singers, percussionists and guitarists. Adding to the gypsy vibe, Saturday shows will feature a live belly dancer. The included dinner features a salad, the famous Spanish dish paella Valenciana or short rib/salmon duet, and for dessert, crema Catalana, the restaurant's award-winning chocolate espresso creme brulee. A tapas menu, full bar, eclectic wine list and other menu upgrades are also available for a la carte purchase.
As seen on America's Got Talent, classically-trained violinist and 12-language singer Maki brings her chart-topping sound to the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. She'll debut her new album New Moon, which features original music such as "Shabu Shabu Love Song," as well as fan favorites including, "The Phantom of the Opera" and a dramatic take on "You'll Never Walk Alone." After intermission and raffle drawings, Maki's electric purple violin, stunning vocals and rock band will light up the night with Queen, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and more.
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, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 10:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 10:00pm
CASA 0101 Theater in Los Angeles is proud to present Chicanas, Cholas y Chisme: Stand Up! Speak Out!, the hit short play festival written/directed/produced by and in celebration of Latinas. This year's theme is "Stand Up, Speak out!" exploring the hard0earned victories and challenges often faced by Latinas. Bring your girlfriends and come celebrate womyn's herstory month with all-new works!
Enjoy a little bump and grind at TRiPTease Burlesque, which was featured in Thrillist's 2016 list of "Best Burlesque Shows in LA." TRiPTease is Santa Monica's longest-running weekly burlesque show, showcasing L.A.'s best headlining burlesque soloists and international touring performers -- so it's never the same show twice. TRiPTease combines the art of the tease with comedy, burlesque, boylesque, singing, fan dances, fire, bar dancing and more. You're in for a night of fun and fantasy as the lights dim at TRiP Santa Monica, an intimate venue serving wine, beer and light snacks.
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)
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.
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, Mar. 23, 2018 / 11:45pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 11:45pm
Kelly Gil is a loser. He works at McDonald's, lives with his ailing mother and hasn't had a girlfriend since ... ever. But that's all about to change. He's been secretly training (and drugging) a rooster to fight. And Odysseus Rex (aka Odie) is the baddest barnyard bird around. Gil has so much faith in Odie's abilities that he bets everything on him -- but victory and revenge may not yield the delicious spoils he anticipates. A fiercely comic play about cockfighting, connections and clawing your way to the top -- don't miss the Los Angeles premiere of Olivia Dufault's Year of the Rooster at Hollywood's Theatre of Note.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm
Without a doubt the most famous play in the English language, Hamlet is much more than a collection of quotable lines, like the legendary soliloquy that begins with "To be or not to be?" It's also a thrilling tale of political intrigue, murder, madness and duels to the death. Hamlet is one of theater's greatest anti-heroes, caught between his duty as a son and his desire for moral purity. He's haunted by the rage-filled ghost of his father, who won't rest until his untimely death is avenged. Even worse, every time Hamlet hesitates to take action, it's his friends and loved ones that pay the price. The New Yorker calls Aquila Theatre Company's Shakespeare productions "beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect," so you won't want to miss this latest one at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
While exploring an ancient library, you discover a secret passage that leads you into the mysterious lab of an ancient alchemist. The door slams shut and locks behind you -- now, with only an hour until the alchemist returns, you must uncover and unite the four lost elements to release the hidden power of the Philosopher's Stone and escape the room. This live action event at Escape Room L.A. is a fun and frantic challenge requiring critical thinking, creativity and plenty of teamwork.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 9:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pm
Set in 1992 Massachusetts against the backdrop of the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal and a toxic drinking water scandal (the latter made famous by the book and film A Civil Action), An Undivided Heart is part thriller and part spiritual mystery. A series of otherworldly visions and an unlikely encounter with a Zen priest propel Father Mike Cleary into a collision course with his Archdiocese, while Lynne Callahan, a young widow, struggles to make sense of her life in a town whose water has been polluted with deadly chemicals. The two confront a universal problem: How do victims of suffering caused by others find a way to go on? Echo Theater Company and Circle X Theatre Co. join forces to present the world premiere of An Undivided Heart at L.A.'s Atwater Village Theatre.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 4:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 4:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 8:00pm
Experience this high voltage Biblical saga of Joseph and his amazing coat of many colors at the historical in-the-round Glendale Centre Theatre! This high-energy musical explodes with incredible staging, as well as a mix of music and dance from 50's classic style to country to contemporary. Written by the acclaimed theatrical team of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice, this is a lively, heartfelt and comical telling of Joseph, a boy blessed with prophetic dreams and the favor of his Father. After his father gifts him with a stunning multi-colored coat his jealous brothers sell him into slavery and he is taken to Egypt, where he endures a series of amazing adventures.This Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless as told through all genres of music and dance, including such classic songs as, the pensive "Any Dream Will Do", the 50's rock "Song of the King",the Caribbean styled "Benjamin's Calypso" and the showstopping "Go Go Joseph."
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pm
The top-rated drama of the new season, ABC's hit medical show The Good Doctor checks in to the PaleyFest for a panel featuring its stars and creators, including Golden Globe nominee Freddie Highmore, who's won raves for his nuanced portrayal of Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young autistic surgeon who moves from a small town to become a surgical resident at a large hospital in San Jose. Fellow cast members Nicholas Gonzalez, Hill Harper, Richard Schiff and Tamlyn Tomita are also scheduled to appear, along with executive producers David Shore and Daniel Dae Kim. The 35th annual edition of this world-famous television festival returns to Hollywood's Dolby Theatre to delight fans with amazing anecdotes and exclusive behind-the-scenes scoops.
In Molière's classic comedy, rich merchant Arnolphe is under the delusion that he can create a perfect marriage for himself by creating the perfect wife. He raises a young orphan, Agnes, from infancy, determined to keep her ignorant of everything except what he teaches her himself. His plans, however, are quickly undone by the handsome young Horace who, despite everything Arnolphe tries, takes Agnes's education into his own hands -- especially when it comes to love. Ostensibly, it's a comedy, but as with all Moliere's plays, it's also a biting social satire that speaks in surprising and illuminating ways to the issues of patriarchy, gender, and power currently found in today's "Time's Up" headlines. Enjoy the show and get woke when this City Garage production comes to the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 3:00pm
Buenos Aires, Argentina: People are disappearing off the streets but no one is talking about it. With a cruel leader in power, three generations of women in a single family face state terrorism. The Madres is one family's story that asks us all, "What would you do in a time of resistance?" This powerful award-winning play is being produced in 2018 by four different theaters across the nation. Come find out why? Part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, see this story of the resilience of women in the darkest of times at Los Angeles' Skylight Theatre.
Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 8:00pm
Unleash your inner Picasso and drink a good Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio whilst you're at it. Winey Art has teamed up with The Nickel Bar in Los Angeles to bring folks together for a little drinking, a little painting and some fun creating with Drink, Paint & Create events. Step up to an easel and discover your hidden talents while sipping on craft beers and wine available for purchase. You don't have to be a gifted painter to relish the calm and therapeutic act of producing unique art -- and you'll take home a display-worthy painting at the end of the evening. If you get hungry in the midst of your creative spark, you can purchase wings, pizza, spinach dip and more off as well as specialty cocktails. Wine and art nights are a fun way to spend date night, a night out with the girls (or guys!) or just unwind and relax through the joy of artistic expression. With painting materials provided, Winey Art makes it easy to get down with your artistic self.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon provides a peek behind the scenes of TV's Golden Age in this hit Broadway comedy, based on Simon's time as part of the writing team for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows. Set in 1953, the play depicts the distressed writing staff of a weekly variety show as they frantically scramble to top each other with gags while vying for the attention of star madman Max Prince. Max's habit of boozing and popping too many pills is increasing under the pressures of rising McCarthyism, network executives and sponsors who want him to cut back his "too-smart" staff so they can chase after the Leave It to Beaver audience. A skillful mix of nostalgia, laughter and colorful characters, Laughter on the 23rd Floor remains an enduring classic from Simon, as evidenced in this new production from Garry Marshall Theatre.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pm Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
Set between 1864 and today, The New Colossus is an homage to the strength, resilience and dignity of the immigrants and refugees that risked their lives to find a better life. Twelve actors from all over the world are telling their ancestors' stories of migration -- from oppression to freedom -- in 12 different languages and 12 different eras. The ensemble reflects the great diversity that has defined who we are as a nation. Experience The New Colossus at The Actors' Gang Theater in Culver City.
Yes! Yes! Yes! is a weekly Los Angeles stand-up comedy show featuring a brand new lineup each week of nationally touring comedians who've appeared on Netflix, HBO, Comedy Central, Hulu, Showtime and more. With a full bar and plenty of parking at the beautiful Cafe Club Fais Do-Do, you now have something to do each and every Thursday night.
Now's your chance to see college volleyball played at the highest level, as the USC Trojans hit the floor at the Galen Center ready to spike their opponents en route to the NCAA tournament. In his third year at the helm, coach Jeff Nygaard wants to continue the upward trend of the program. This year, he returns 12 players from last year's roster, including seniors Gert Lisha and Jon Rivera. Don't miss this opportunity to see college volleyball played at the highest level.
Watch two completely different dance styles dovetail in a way you'd never imagine when SPEAK: Tap & Kathak Unite comes to The Broad Stage. Four powerful female artists put their fleet feet to work producing a spectacular fusion of tap dancing and kathak, an ancient form of Indian dance. Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas, Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards create nothing short of magic when they're accompanied by some of the world's leading Indian and American jazz musicians. It's a mesmerizing mashup that serves as the bridge between tradition and innovation, history and progress.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm
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, Mar. 19, 2018 / 9:30pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 9:30pm
Unleash your inner Picasso and drink a good Pinot Noir while you're at it. Winey Art has teamed up with Sherman Oaks' The Woodman to bring folks together to Drink, Paint & Create for a memorable evening. Step up to an easel and discover your hidden talents while sipping on craft beers and wine. You don't have to be a gifted painter to relish the calm and therapeutic act of producing unique art. If you get hungry in the midst of a creative spark, you can purchase some savory dishes like grilled corn lollipops and beer battered shrimp tacos. Art nights are a fun spin to a date night, girls' (or boys"!) night out or a simple way to get out there and express yourself freely. With painting materials provided, Winey Art makes it easy to get down with your artistic self.
Winner of the 2017 LA Fringe Festival Encore Award, Trump in Space is Star Trek meets Avenue Q meets Trump. This original parody musical is an epic space adventure filled with all the sci-fi tropes we love and all the politics we love to hate. 400 years in the future, the fallout of the Trump administration has left humans stranded in search of a new planet because due to crazy Trump, the earth blew up! If you're tired of American politics, don't worry -- this will make you laugh about 'em. Don't miss Trump in Space at the Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
At a dysfunctional tech startup, a woman desperate for a job tries to overcome her hellish anger management problem and get along with her buggy coworkers, human and otherwise. Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles presents Pigs and Chickens at the Atwater Village Theatre.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 4:00pm
California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks hosts the West Coast premiere exhibition of Strings: Data and the Self, featuring groundbreaking new media artists who challenge "traditional" notions of art making. Curators Joel Kuennen and Riccardo Zagorodnev have culled together works that examine the pervasiveness of big data and how it increasingly influences our identity and determines our behavior. The work presented in this exhibition -- from digital art to video game art and beyond -- is challenging, sophisticated and provides a perfect place in which to reflect and discuss how data affects who we are.
Named the best show of its kind in Los Angeles for four years running, The Dinner Detective sets sail on the Grand Romance Riverboat in Long Beach, serving up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect ... including you. This three-hour cruise starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights. You'll experience it all aboard California's largest authentic operating paddlewheel riverboat, offering great harbor views in a climate-controlled atmosphere.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 6:00pm
Add a twist to date night, girls' night out or simply your own personal me-time with Drink, Paint, Create. Jalapeno Pete's in Studio City hosts this artistic affair, where you can unleash your inner Picasso. Your artist guides provide the supplies and step-by-step instructions on how to complete your painting in two hours. Order a drink, let those creative juices flow and at the end of the evening you'll get to take home your very own masterpiece to show off to friends and family.
The soundalike bands handpicked to play this series are some of the best in the biz when it comes to re-creating the real rock experience. From A to Z (Aerosmith to Zeppelin) and way beyond, you'll hear favorites from just about every era and marvel at how close these tribute groups come to nailing the look and sound of the originals, note-for-note and lick-for-lick. There's nothing like rocking out to your favorite classic hits played live, at Katie Jakes in Covina.
The Lalas are one of Los Angeles' hottest burlesque troupes. Members of illustrious group have danced with Lady Gaga's tour, at the Sydney Olympics, in a Beyonce video, with Katy Perry, on hit shows like Glee, New Girl, Lifetime's Little Women LA and at The MTV Music Awards. Now experience the Lalas' signature brand of sultry entertainment as they tease and tantalize with a mix of comedy, dance and audience interaction. They'll return to North Hollywood's Federal Bar, beautifully housed in a 1920s bank building, to gyrate to the eternal grooves of Al Green, Tom Waits and Muddy Waters.
Cinephiles rejoice at Santa Monica's Aero Theatre, where the packed lineup of screenings ranges from iconic black and white comedies to imaginative animated creations to world premieres of new international films, thought-provoking documentaries and beyond. Curated by American Cinematheque, the theater also hosts panel discussions where movie insiders talk shop with filmmakers, cast members and other creative talent. The Aero has been a go-to destination for movie lovers since 1940.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm (Burt Reynolds in Person for Gator & The End screening!)
Crack Whore, Bulimic, Girl-Next-Door is a one-act play chronicling one woman's journey through the perils of depression and bulimia. It's a painfully funny look at body image, addiction and the obsession with fitting into society's ideal of beauty and thinness. This daring production hits the stage at The Belfry Stage, Upstairs @ The Crown in North Hollywood.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:30pm
Jeff is a 35-year-old atheist who has recently moved to Los Angeles to start a new life. Greg is a struggling, middle-aged journalist led by "signs from above." When serendipity reunites the former acquaintances, Greg insists their fates are intertwined and they must uncover the details of their shared cosmic destiny. Jeff, ever-skeptical, first humors Greg, but soon finds himself second-guessing his core beliefs. Moral questions arise and loyalties are tested as they're thrust into a world of child stars, self-help gurus and baffling gay politics. Sending up everything from religion to gay culture, steeped in cheeky, fast-paced banter, Wicked Pagan Days examines the unlikely friendship between two gay men with very different worldviews as they embark on a hilarious search for meaning in a bewildering (and possibly sentient) Universe. Enjoy this world premiere comedy at the Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
The Keen family is dealing with a recent tragedy concerning their daughter, Dana, a Navy corpsman in the Iraq War. Larry copes with a tumbler of scotch (or five), Barbara sets an extra plate setting and Samantha, their teenage daughter, secretly uses Twitter to create a protest. Then Nasser, an Iraqi refugee, arrives at their door unannounced on Christmas Eve. As the family fights over whether or not to keep Nasser's "gift," tempers fly and secrets are revealed. Will the Keens be pulled further apart or will they find grace and redemption in this intriguing family dramedy? This world-premiere production by the Road Theatre at NoHo's Lankershim Arts Center was a semi-finalist for the O'Neill Playwrights Conference.
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Previews)Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Previews)Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Previews)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 8:00pm (Alternate Cast)
Spotlighting two members of the LA Phil family -- former resident conductor Lionel Bringuier and principal concertmaster Martin Chalifour -- this all-Romantic program features Brahms and Dvorak, who were inextricably linked, and not just because Brahms was so supportive of the younger composer. They inhabited similar sound worlds that blended Romantic impulse with Classical forms. This program also includes Bruch's lyrical heart-on-sleeve masterpiece, his Violin Concerto. Its G-minor drama is followed by the sunny G major of Dvorak's exuberant and tuneful Eighth Symphony.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
There's always something funny going on at the Yoo Hoo Room, the second stage of Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, right in the heart of the entertainment district. Pulling from Los Angeles and the Valley's vast talent pool, the intimate room features established veterans along with rising stars, showcased in a variety of stand-up and musical comedy performances, comic essay readings, magic and more. There's also a full-service restaurant on-site, offering everything from appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads and pizzas to hearty entrees and desserts. The bar is well-stocked as well, with specialty drinks galore available for purchase. Please see the full event description for a link to information on upcoming shows.
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 9:30pm (Friend Zone)Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm (Farfetched)Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 9:30pm (Instigators)Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm (YooHoo Pro/Am with Tracey Ashley)Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:30pm (YooHoo Pro/Am with Kristin Key)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm (YooHoo Pro/Am with Kristin Key)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:30pm (YooHoo Pro/Am with Kristin Key)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:30pm (Late Night Open Mic)
This LA Times Critics Choice is a solo piece of theatre which reveals the interconnecting stories of four elderly people -- who range in age from 80 to 100 years old -- living in retirement homes and care facilities around Ireland. 1943 was a curious year for this quartet, and their lives have never been the same since. At times challengingly dark and, at other times, startlingly hilarious, Forgotten is presented in a fusion of European and Japanese Kabuki theatrical styles at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pm
Long before there was Blue Man Group or Stomp, Japan was celebrating the power of percussion ensembles with the traditional art of taiko, a performance technique that combines movement and rhythm for a heart-pounding show. With over 50 performers pounding on the largest taiko drums in Southern California, TAIKOPROJECT quickens the pulse with bombastic beats, energetic choreography and engaging storytelling. The first and only American taiko group to win the prestigious Tokyo International Taiko Contest, TAIKOPROJECT brings their pure "drum nirvana" (Fresno Bee) to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu.
Hundreds of feet below downtown Los Angeles, a lost civilization's ancient treasure awaits discovery, and Escape Room LA's The Cavern is waiting for you to find it. Join the expedition for an interactive live-action adventure in which you'll descend into a mysterious underground lair where the mission begins to go horribly wrong. Trapped in the depths of the creepy cavern, you'll have less than an hour to escape, working with your team to find clues and solve the challenging puzzles needed to break free and climb back to the glorious light of day. Will you make it?
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 6:30pm
At Karma Burlesque, you'll get the treatment you deserve from The Dollface Dames's award-winning burlesquers. Grab a seat and get close-up with the ladies as they show off their huge array of talents, from singing to comedy and, of course, fiery dance moves -- literally. Women will dance with fire. The women also make their way through the rest of the audience for an extra personal experience. The Dollface Dames have been shimmying, slinking and grooving their way through the City of Angels since '08, dazzling crowds with their gorgeous locks and wild variety of high-energy themes. Voted in 2013's Top 10 Best Troupes by LA Weekly and Time Out LA, they're now ready to bring the good-luck vibes to L.A.'s Karma Lounge.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 10:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 10:00pm
The bitch'n-est cover bands in the country take over Throwback Thursdays, a totally tubular celebration of '70s, '80s and '90s pop. It all kicks off with everyone's favorite pocket-protected '80s cover nerds, The Spazmatics. Then grunge-loving group The BlockBusters are kind and rewind to '90s-era slacker rock like Nirvana and Green Day, followed by the new wave Devo-tees known as the M-80s. And it's all topped off by the "greatest disco revival show in the world," otherwise known as Boogie Knights. Just imagine -- by the time this series gets to the Bee Gees, you'll most likely have experienced The Cure, gone to Nirvana and still be "Hungry Like the Wolf" for more at The Canyon Santa Clarita.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 10:00pm (Platinum Groove) Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 10:00pm (The Spazmatics)
El Camino College Center for the Arts brings hit Broadway musicals, dramatic plays, concerts and dance to Torrance and the greater South Bay region. The Campus Theatre is the Center for the Arts' mid-size theater and each year it hosts an exciting program of theater, jazz, chamber music and more, performed by El Camino students and local musicians and performers. With a national reputation for high-quality performances, and a commitment to cultural diversity, the El Camino College Center for the Arts is a center for culture in the South Bay.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 1:00pm (Green Day's American Idiot)Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Green Day's American Idiot)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Green Day's American Idiot)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pm (Green Day's American Idiot)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Green Day's American Idiot)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm (Green Day's American Idiot)
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.
If you haven't experienced PostSecret, you've missed out on a fascinating digital experience that invites visitors to send in anonymous postcards professing their burning secrets. More than 700 million website visits and six bestselling books later, the online phenomenon takes over the Carpenter Performing Arts Center for PostSecret Live! Featuring founder Frank Warren, this interactive experience will use video projections, storytelling and even live confessions to guide fans through a crowd-sourced narrative culled from the sad, funny, sexual and controversial postcards that have made PostSecret.com one of the most popular blogs in the world.
The Completely Different Late Show is a wild improv explosion by the cast of the Groundlings' Main Company. Audience suggestions are taken throughout the night for improvised scenes to be performed by the best in the business. It's also a testing ground for brand new material that could be headed -- based on your response -- for the Groundlings' main show. Famous Groundlings alumni include Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman, Lisa Kudrow and Paul Reubens, who created his Pee-Wee Herman character there. Every week, it's an all-new comedy experience at this L.A. institution.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 10:00pm
Anybody who's ever seen a gangster movie can tell you, those Prohibition parties were swingin'! For one night, you can travel back in time to that bygone era as The Return of Vaudeville hits Los Angeles' historic Wiltern theater. So, throw on your spiffy vintage duds, grab your closest guys and dolls and come out for this fun throwback event. You'll see everything from acrobatics and burlesque to comedy and snake charming, with live musical accompaniment by the California Feetwarmers and performances from the Satin Dollz. Sip on Prohibition-style cocktails (don't worry; you won't go blind), pose for vintage photo ops and close out the night at the after-party, before returning to the Twitter era.
Hailed as "adventurous and brilliant" by The New York Times, British violinist Daniel Hope is famed for his stylistic versatility, which he'll no doubt put to good use as the first instrumentalist ever to be named Music Director of the acclaimed Zurich Chamber Orchestra. In fact, this concert at The Wallis in Beverly Hills kicks off with the classic The Four Seasons, and then follows that up with contemporary composer Max Richter's re-composition of that Vivaldi masterpiece in modern, post-minimalist style. Hope released For Seasons in 2017, inspired by his childhood memory of hearing his mentor Yehudi Menuhin perform Vivaldi with ... none other than the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. As he recently recalled, "It made such a profound impression ... that Menuhin was able to conjure up birdsong and the sounds of the elements on the violin. I was riveted from the first second."
Grab a seat and sit forward as you witness the best in cirque, magic, standup, music and weirdness at Scot Nery's Boobie Trap. Everyone at Boobie Trap is made to belong and you will be as involved in the night as you want to be. In 90 minutes, the show's over and you have seen about 14 different mind-twisting acts.
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm
Whether you call it "soft rock" or the more recently coined "yacht rock," the '70s and '80s had some of the greatest rock songs ever written, and Yachtley Crew puts dedication and commitment into having as much fun with them as possible. With their larger-than-life presence, group banter and onstage antics, the talented and tenured musicians of Los Angeles-based Yachtley Crew bring the not-so-heavy hits to the stage of The Rose in Pasadena for this killer concert. The donning of boat shoes is optional, but obviously encouraged.
The Long Run hits the stage at the The Rose in Pasadena to re-create the breezy SoCal vibe that made the Eagles one of the best-selling bands in history. Their endless list of hits includes "Hotel California," "Take It Easy," "Heartache Tonight," "Already Gone," "Tequila Sunrise," "Life in the Fast Lane" and many more. Now you can hear all your favorites re-created live when the wildly talented musicians of The Long Run -- who've played concerts from coast to coast and shared the stage with everyone from Chuck Berry and Eric Clapton to Eddie Money and The Bee Gees -- capture all the lush harmonies and trademark riffs of the original Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. The group has appeared on AXS' The World's Greatest Tribute Bands, where their 90-minute concert drew record ratings.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
2018 is filled with divisive politics, fake news, presidential tweets, celebrity sexual harassment and the threat of nuclear war. With all of this looming, we've grown UnComfortably Numb. But this show will have you feeling something again ... laughter!! For the first time ever at Second City Hollywood, a cast of alumni, faculty and graduates will collaborate to write an all original sketch comedy revue that'll give you something to smile about for a change.
Alexis & Fido (a.k.a. Los Pitbulls or Los Reyes Del Perreo) are a Latin Grammy-nominated reggaeton duo from Puerto Rico. They are also CEOs and co-founders of Wild Dogz Music. In 2008, "Sobrenatural" was nominated for Album Urbano. In 2012, "Energía" was nominated for Canción Urbana. In 2013, "Rompe La Cintura" was nominated for Interpretación Urbana. According to Fido, he and Yandel were close friends as teenagers and helped each other kick-start their careers. Their 2005 album, The Pitbulls, debuted at the No. 2 spot on Billboard's Top Heatseekers and the Latin Rhythm charts. The duo was invited to perform alongside Camila at the 2008 Latin Billboard Awards and they joined Toby Love on stage at the 2008 Premios Juventud awards show. In November 2010, they released the album Perreología, with its first single "Rescate" featuring Daddy Yankee. Now you can catch Alexis y Fido at Giggles Nightclub in Glendale.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 11:59pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)
Master illusionist Ivan Amodei brings his acclaimed show Intimate Illusions to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. With a talented concert cellist playing Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart, as well as custom scored music to perfectly accompany each illusion, this intimate, 90-minute performance cleverly combines world-class sleight-of-hand, fantastic storytelling and audience participation with razor-sharp wit and an entertaining theatrical twist. You'll witness Amodei manipulating time, discovering a spectator's destiny and even controlling a random audience member's fate -- might it be you? The Los Angeles Times named Intimate Illusions a Top Pick, and BroadwayWorld called it "Spectacular!" Amodei himself has won six People's Choice Awards for Best Entertainer.
Curly-haired Canadian crooner Gino Vannelli tours behind his 19th album release, 2014's Live in L.A. The Grammy-nominated pop singer-songwriter broke through in a big way in the '70s with best-selling singles like "I Just Wanna Stop," "Wheels of Life" and "People Gotta Move," and his hot streak continued into the '80s with hits including "Living Inside Myself," "Black Cars," "Hurts to Be in Love" and more. He's continued to reinvent himself, releasing jazz records and a hit contemporary classical disc, Canto, in '03. You'll definitely want to check out this always-engaging entertainer, who can still rock a pair of leather pants.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Music, merriment and adventure abound in Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's zany, gender-bending comedy of unrequited love and romantic mischief. When twins Viola and Sebastian are separated in a shipwreck and wash ashore in the beautiful but mysterious land of Illyria, they're quickly caught up in a maze of mistaken identity and mismatched passions. Viola falls hopelessly in love with Duke Orsino and disguises herself as a man so she can enter his world. Filled with juicy comedic characters and beloved scoundrels, Twelfth Night features some of The Bard's wittiest wordplay. See this lively production by Chapeaux Productions in association with Theatre For A Small Space at Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica.
Directed by Rob Brownstein and Anita Khanzadian, Nice Fish takes the stage of The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, presented by Interact Theatre Company. BroadwayWorld describes Nice Fish as "a show that sets out to be different and succeeds. Highly entertaining with moments of great profundity." The play stars Don Fischer, Barry Heins, Tamika Simpkins, Kristen Egermeier and Rick Friesen.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 4:00pm
naked. invites you to re-examine how you feel about the nude body. Through a multi-media visual art exhibit, dance theater, an analytical conversation and live acoustic sets from 17 L.A. indie bands, this event will feature the human body in a whole new light. Shed your inhibitions and delve into this new art happening that bares it all at L.A.'s Pico Union Project.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm
Finding your own voice in the world can be confusing and consuming. Singer-songwriter and playwright Monique DeBose knows that all too well. As the child of an African-American father from the segregated South and an Irish American mother from upstate New York, she's spent most of her life trying to figure out where she fits in. With her solo production, Mulatto Math: Summing Up The Race Equation In America, she aims to figure it all out. Through original music and stories of her family's history, this mixed race woman shares her most precious, vulnerable stories of her exploration of family, race and identity. As an audience member, you get to have the experience of being a fly on the wall for some potent, very real and not altogether P.C. conversations. Regardless of your background, you'll be able to see a reflection of your own story in DeBose's. Get ready to peel away the layers when this heartfelt, funny and intimate one-woman show comes to the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
Wicked Woman events feature pole dance, aerial feats, contortion, fire, burlesque and more. The performers pay tribute to a Wicked Woman of History through their sensual movements at each show. The Wicked Woman Picture Show at El Cid in L.A. combines beloved films with burlesque dance and is the most unique show in town!
Get off the beaten path and venture into some of Los Angeles' hidden ethnic enclaves where locals live and eat like they did in their families' native countries. You'll enjoy sweet and savory tastings in markets, restaurants, hole-in-the-wall eateries and bakeries as you take in the lesser-traveled L.A. culture. You'll visit Koreatown, Little Armenia and Thai Town while learning about historic architecture and East Hollywood life, and walking and riding the Metro through vibrant neighborhoods. The four-hour tour includes food and drink tastings, fare for the city bus rides and insightful commentary from your informative tour guide.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 2:00pm Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 2:00pm Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 2:00pm
Murders, arsons, kidnappings, robberies, suicides and other oddball happenings ... it's an alternate history of Pasadena that reveals the hidden thorns in the City of Roses. Join Esotouric's ace researchers on this four-hour guided luxury coach tour that'll open your eyes and curl your toes with amazing and lurid stories of old Pasadena -- from the famed Sphinx murder at Masonic Hall to Eraserhead star Jack Nance's strange end and way beyond. The tour provides an alternate history of Pasadena that's as fascinating as it is creepy. This is the stuff that travel brochures don't want you to know, kids -- but the folks at Esotouric are more than happy to tell you all about it.
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.
Funk-pop artists Morris Day and The Time turn back the clock to their '80s heyday, with their patented upbeat grooves as fresh and as fierce as ever. Prince's longtime musical partner, the ever-stylish, pompadour-ed Day and his band first swaggered onto the scene with an appearance in Purple Rain, before taking over the charts with hits like "Get It Up," "777-9311," "Jerk Out," "The Bird" and their signature song "Jungle Love," selling more than 10 million records to date. Still actively touring, you can catch these R&B pioneers at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, and check out their influence on today's stars like Bruno Mars.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Since 1977, L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre has been inspiring, training, developing and nurturing improvisational talent in performers of all ages. With a list of alumni that includes Will Ferrell, Matthew Perry and Chris Kattan, L.A. Connection has been the launchpad for some of the biggest names in comedy. Their long-running hit show Improv Comedy for Kids by Teens features a talented cast of young improvisers who create a show based on audience suggestions in the style of the hit series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Running for years at its Sherman Oaks location, this improv extravaganza at L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre in Burbank is an event the whole family can enjoy.
When a girl with a past arrives in a town with no future, everything changes in The Spitfire Grill, a Musical. Looking for a fresh start, recently paroled convict Percy Talbott takes a job working in a small-town diner. In order to help the ornery widow who runs the joint, Percy creates a plan to hold a raffle for ownership of the grill that requires a hundred bucks and an essay. As the tales come in, Percy realizes she's not the only person in town with a history. Inspired by the Sundance-winning indie film, The Spitfire Grill was an off-Broadway hit, winning the esteemed Richard Rodgers Award. Now this folk- and bluegrass-inspired musical, presented by The FPAC, comes to New Hope in Sunland.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:30pm
An honest and brave exploration about what feelings of the heart truly mean when technology and life challenges its importance at every turn, LOVE is a new play that is inspired by true events. It's a raw, true and beautiful odyssey into what love means to everyone, created by a team of fearless artists. Take part in this inspiring new work at The Belfry Stage in North Hollywood.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 8:30pm
177FOX tells the "true" story of the Constitution ... as reported by the "heroes" at Fox And Friends. This political parody aims to teach you the "real" meaning of Free Speech, The 2nd Amendment and Christmas. Think of it as Hamilton for loud, angry uncles. See history in a totally different light at Second City Studio Theatre in Hollywood.
Campfire Stories at L.A.'s Studio C follows four women through pivotal chapters of their friendship, shedding warm, flickering light on the kind of moments that stick with you for a lifetime. Beginning with their final night at the summer camp where they met as young girls, we follow them through four defining moments in their relationships, interspersed with campfire stories told by each character, revealing the secrets that keep them together and those that keep them apart.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 8:00pm
UnCabaret, the long-running alternative comedy night that helped launch the careers of Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo and Patton Oswalt among many others, continues to bring the funny to vegan restaurant Au Lac in downtown Los Angeles. Named one of Los Angeles Magazine's "5 Best Comedy Shows in L.A.," UnCabaret's shows feature rising stars along with established comedians who dive headfirst into a hot bed of personal storytelling, stand-up and music. Longtime musical director Mitch Kaplan and the show's founder, Beth Lapides, preside over this evening of cutting-edge comedy and music that's Un-like anything else in town.
In this Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama, Catherine, the troubled daughter of a recently deceased mathematician, is gripped by the fear that she may have inherited her father's mental illness. Proof tracks her desperate attempts to stay in control -- despite complications that include a budding romance with one of her father's former students, the appearance of a mysterious new work by her dad and the arrival of her long-estranged sister. Set in Chicago, the play chronicles the discovery of self identity through intellectual and emotional challenges and explores the power of love to help us reach our true potential. David Auburn's passionate, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love comes to the stage of The New American Theatre in Los Angeles.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 5:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 5:00pm
It's been a long, strange trip for the Grateful Dead tribute band Cubensis, but a successful one, as they've spent 30 years bringing the music of the world's best jam band to new life, adding their own improvisational grooves. Now setting up a monthly residency at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, Cubensis' spontaneous shows cover all eras of the Dead and Jerry Garcia Band, and are aimed at aspiring and already devoted Deadheads alike.
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.
The Crazy Uncle Joe Show is one of L.A.'s longest-running long-form improvisation shows. Watch as the Groundlings take three suggestions from the crowd and then proceed to weave the stories together, traveling back and forth through time, playing different characters in many different situations. There's no games, no director, just side-splittingly spontaneous comedy. After a brief intermission, they come back and do it all over again with three new audience suggestions.
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm
Escape the Speakeasy is a puzzle-based adventure that's one part escape room, one part whodunnit, and one part immersive theater. The fun begins the moment you enter Flappers Comedy Club Burbank. Teams of two to eight compete against other teams to be the first ones to crack the case wide open. With food and drink available for purchase and interactive fun keeping things hopping, Escape the Speakeasy takes a night out with friends to a whole new level.
Los Angeles Urban Adventures takes you on a trip back in time, as you follow the legendary Walk of Fame and stop in at some of the most famous restaurant-lounges in town for a literal taste of Old Hollywood. Admire the gorgeous Art Deco architecture and interiors as you sample the famous drinks favored by the greats of the Golden Age. Your entertaining guides will share the history of these hot spots, many of which played host to Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and other celebrities, and they'll also help you keep an eye out for film openings and current stars. You never know when you'll find yourself walking right across a red carpet. This three-hour walking tour begins in front of the Hollywood & Highland complex on one of the most iconic corners in L.A., and winds up at the elegant and historic Roosevelt Hotel on the boulevard itself.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 5:30pm Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 5:30pm Sunday, Apr. 15, 2018 / 5:30pm
"Hell is other people," Jean-Paul Sartre observes in his most famous work, the landmark existential drama No Exit. Three damned souls are brought to the same room in hell by a mysterious valet. As they await their impending agony, they question each other about the reasons they've been brought together, and soon discover that the ultimate punishment ... is having company. This production from Real Art Daily Productions examines the external elements that define and condemn our identities at L.A.'s Chromolume Theatre at The Attic.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 3:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 8:00pm
Which One's Pink?, the Los Angeles-based band famed for playing the classic hits of Pink Floyd, has been performing together since 1997, and was named "Best Tribute Band" in All Access magazine's inaugural music awards. Experience all the songs you know and love from The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and more, the way they were meant to be heard, in a note-for-note re-creation live on stage. Rock out to crowd favorites like "Money," "Time," "Breathe" and "Comfortably Numb" at The Canyon in Agoura Hills.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Something Funny is Happening out on the Prairie. The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin' on Godsford) is a re-imagining of Beckett's Waiting for Godot, set in the West during the 1870s. At a campfire out on the prairie, two none-too-bright cowpokes wait for their leader Godsford and for instructions about "the plan." There's been a hanging in town, and they may or may not have been part of it -- in the flurry of what happened, things are somewhat unclear to them. All they are sure about is that Godsford has told them to meet them here by the tree. Into their midst come several tumbleweed characters, all of whom may change the course of their destiny in one way or another. A comedic journey which utilizes the roots of vaudeville as well as the absurdity of Beckett, the play is in many ways an homage to the elegiac westerns of Ford and Peckinpah. The show features Tom Allard, Jim Beaver, Leslie Caveny, J. Downing, Robert W. Laur and June Schreiner. Written by Steve Nevil and directed by Arden Teresa Lewis, see The Night Forlorn, produced by David Mingrino and Linda Rand, at Theatre West in Hollywood.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 8:00pm
The best way to wrap up the weekend and launch into a new week is with laughter. The Groundlings Sunday Company puts forth new improv sketches every week in this hilarious show. It's a fun cast brimming with new talent from the top level of The Groundlings School.
Shilo Kloko is an interdisciplinary performance team that uses puppetry, animation, and the Japanese dance theatre form of butoh to draw the audience into a meditational, entertaining, and surreal world. When a puppet is moved by a human puppeteer, who is moving the puppeteer? In their new work, Behind Shadows, the relationship between puppet and puppeteer disrupts the conventional puppet-master hierarchy. Shilo Kloko (she-lo clo-ko) members Walter Santucci, Nao Kobayashi and Yoriko Murakami started exchanging their diverse influences, ideas and styles after all participating in Adult Puppet Cabaret in San Diego. Using their expertise in animation, puppet fabrication, theatre costume and body movement, their collaborative works cultivate a deeper relationship between human body and visual form, seeking to expand our conventional definitions of beauty though an embrace of unknown possibilities. The name Shilo Kloko comes from two Japanese words, meaning shiro "white," and kuroko meaning "black-stagehand." See this unique show at Highways Performance Space and Gallery in Santa Monica.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:30pm
The Hollywood Jane Revue is back with another nerd-tastic night of burlesque. The tantalizing L.A. troupe is traveling through time and space to bring you the best sci-fi burlesque the galaxy has to offer. Watch these burlesque babes get science frisky as your favorite characters from otherworldly and intergalactic movies, TV and video games. HJR was named one of the best burlesque shows in town by Thrillist.com, so when they saunter into Rockwell: Table & Stage, expect a top-notch display of cyber sexiness, alluring alien antics and more. Phasers won't be the only things set to stun!
Composed by The Police's Stewart Copeland, The Invention of Morel is a futuristic love story that transcends time and space. Hailed as "a brilliant piece of musical surrealism" by the Chicago Tribune and inspired by the '40s novel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, the opera follows an escaped fugitive on a strange island. When he falls in love with a beautiful woman (inspired by silent screen siren Louise Brooks, per Bioy Casares), he unravels the mysteries behind the island and the mad genius who resides there. Joined by the Long Beach Opera, this sweeping sci-fi tale of human connection and the power of love makes its co-world premiere at the Beverly O'Neill Theater in Long Beach. The Invention of Morel is a co-commission by Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater.
In the heart of the world-famous 3rd Street Promenade in beautiful, balmy Santa Monica awaits a great night of comedy. Hosting talent seen on Late Show, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central and HBO specials, the Promenade Playhouse delivers serious laughs from great comics. Many major celebrities cut their comedy chops here, so you never know when you'll be watching the next big name in stand-up. Make an evening of it, as the venue is surrounded by a wide variety of great shops and restaurants.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:00pm
Add a twist to date night, girls' night out or simply me time with Drink, Paint, Create. Dark Horse Tavern in Tarzana hosts this artistic affair, where you can unleash your inner Picasso. Your artist guides provide the supplies and step-by-step instructions on how to complete your painting in two hours. Order a drink, let those creative juices flow and you'll be taking home your very own masterpiece to show off to friends and family.
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band truly provided the soundtrack to a generation, especially those growing up in the Mid-West. The library of Seger's beloved hits includes 10 consecutive platinum albums ranging from 1975 to 1995. Turn the Page faithfully recreates all the classic Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band hits. You'll feel as though you've been transported back to Detroit's Cobo Hall as you relive "Old Time Rock and Roll," "Night Moves," "Against the Wind" and more at the Whittier Center Theatre.
Acclaimed and award winning composer-pianist Lisa K. Hilton debuts new compositions from her 20th release, Escapism. Hilton will swing through her compositions inspired by great American composers such as Miles Davis, Count Basie and Horace Silver. Her expressive and impressionistic compositions explore the soundscape of jazz and blues alongside classical and modernist ideas. She'll be performing in concert at the Raitt Recital Hall on the campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu.
Barry Levine's Freedom's Mohawk follows Mike, a college DJ with a punk rock radio show, as he transcends through the millennium and different chaotic forms of terrorism that happen to come his way. Be there when DFCAMPAN presents this production of Freedom's Mohawk at the Atwater Playhouse & Acting School in Los Angeles.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
Now entertaining amateur sleuths across the country, The Dinner Detective makes its way to The Gardens at Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks 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.
Named the best show of its kind in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective now comes to Downtown Burbank's Hilton Garden Inn to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a delicious four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by the meal, which includes a salad, entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Unleash your inner Picasso and drink a good Pinot Noir while you're at it. Winey Art has teamed up with Geezer's Public House in Woodland Hills 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 also purchase sausage arancini or a gigantic shrimp po'boy or burger. Art nights are a fun spin to a date night, girls' or boys' night out or just a simple way to chill out and get creative. With all painting materials and instruction provided, Winey Art makes it easy to get down with your artistic self.
Known as much for his volcanic temper as for his work in film and on stage, the phrase "difficult actor" could well have been coined for Klaus Kinski, the German star most famed for his mercurial, multi-film collaboration with director Werner Herzog (Aguirre, The Wrath of God, Nosferatu). Kinski died in 1991, but writer-performer Andrew Perez (David Miscavige in My Scientology Movie) brings him back to life in this Ovation-recommended show and 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Award winner to complete Kinski's magnum opus: a one-man show about Jesus Christ, which was driven off stage by outraged theater-goers. The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski comes to Studio C Artists, coinciding with an exhibit featuring relics, curios, film installations, live conversations and more about the actor.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pm
Comedian Jason Love presents Laugh Out Loud Comedy, featuring headliners with credits ranging from Showtime and Comedy Central to The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Show With David Letterman and America's Got Talent. Round up your friends or take your sweetheart, and celebrate hump day monthly at the Paseo Camarillo Regency with some of the hottest stand-up comedians around and movie-theater concessions available for purchase. It's 90 minutes of live, "TV clean" laughs.
Rock supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Carl Palmer is the ultimate drummer's drummer, named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Greatest Drummers of All Time. I mean, come on, the guy can play complex double bass rhythms while removing his shirt at the same time -- the ultimate sign of a true rockstar. Not only did he help the progressive rock team of ELP thrive in the '60s, he's also backed legendary English bands like Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Asia. Although they disbanded in 1980, Palmer continues the legacy of ELP with a new band that plays all of the hits, from "Pictures at an Exhibition" to "Lucky Man" and "Tarkus." Catch this dazzling concert of reinvented classic rock songs from Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at The Rose in Pasadena.
Celebrated solo violinist, chamber musician, and recording artist Anthony Marwood comes to Colburn to perform a wide-ranging selection of works. Mozart's Piano Trio in G Major, recorded by Marwood's former trio to great acclaim, opens the show at DTLA's Zipper Hall. Schulhoff's brooding String Sextet follows, and Dvorak's American-inspired String Quintet in E-Flat Major brings the concert to a crescendo.
I Am Woman celebrates and elevates women with a delicious soup of comedy, song and storytelling that'll fill your heart, move your soul and tickle your funny bone. Grab your favorite posse and head down to the James Armstrong Theater at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center to experience an uplifting evening that applauds and acknowledges women of all ages, backgrounds, sizes, shapes and histories. Set to appear are Kathy Buckley (America's favorite hearing-impaired comic), Rena Strober (Broadway's Les Miz), Wendy Hammers (The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Amy Simon (star of the acclaimed touring solo play She's History).
Want to get away but lack the time or money? This daylong tour "takes you away" to all the best that Los Angeles has to offer. Explore on foot and by public transit as you get a feel for what it really means to live in Los Angeles. Sure, you'll see all the tourist musts like the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive and Venice Beach, but you'll also visit a hidden garden oasis on Hollywood Boulevard, learn about film and television history at a local media museum, and take a bike ride along the Pacific Ocean's famous beach path. Locals know that the best lunch to be had isn't in a fancy restaurant, but at the Farmers Market, which is a historic landmark that's been running continuously since 1934. You'll grab lunch from one (or more) of the plethora of food vendors before heading to a bakery and then on to a stroll along the glamorous Rodeo Drive. By the end of this 8-hour guided adventure, you'll come away feeling like you've gotten away -- and having a new appreciation for this wonderful city.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 9:00am Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:00am Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 9:00am Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 9:00am Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:00am Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018 / 9:00am Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018 / 9:00am Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 / 9:00am
The San Bernardino Symphony is proud to present an evening of beautiful music featuring international baritone Rod Gilfry singing Mozart and Bernstein! Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as possessing a "luciously shaded lyric voice," Gilfry has performed in opera houses across the world, including seven years as a principal baritone at the Frankfurt Opera and the Zurich Opera, and is widely considered the leading Don Giovanni for Mozart. Rick Gianguilio will conduct the orchestra for this performance which will be held at the historic California Theatre of the Performing Arts.
Be there when Carrot Top sets up comedy shop at The Canyon, pulling out all the tricks from his dozens of trunks filled with over 200 comedy props and crazy inventions to entertain you. The comedian and pop culture icon is as well-known for his signature sense of humor and wacky performance style as he is for his massive muscles and trademark shock of red hair. No two of this award-winning comedian's shows are ever the same -- and now you can catch him, his props and that famous hair in Santa Clarita.
This American classic explores the dynamics between two brothers struggling with the chaos of the creative process and the business of art. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Saul Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee's trashy Western tale. Get wrapped up in the sibling rivalry of Pulitzer-winning drama True West at Oxnard's Elite Theatre.
Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Silicon Beach community at the Highlight Networking Mixer. Make sure to bring your business cards and be ready to make awesome connections with people across all industries at The Room In Santa Monica. These mixers always brings together a great mix of people from influencers to startup CEOs and beyond. Beer and wine will be complimentary for the first hour only, so make sure to get there early!
Discover the most exciting emerging filmmakers from the U.S. and around the world at the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles festival. With several genre-spanning short films, documentaries and narrative features, plus Q&As, receptions and after-parties with the filmmakers and actors, this monthly festival is a great place to experience and interact with the latest cutting-edge artistic talent. Some of the films discovered at NewFilmmakers have included Too Much Sleep, Zero Day and The Blair Witch Project. Your "All-Access Pass" includes a ticket good for all of the evening's film screenings plus access to the filmmaker lounge.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 4:30pm (Women Directors & Stories Film Festival)
Be there when Carrot Top sets up comedy shop at The Canyon, pulling out all the tricks from his dozens of trunks filled with over 200 comedy props and crazy inventions to entertain you. The comedian and pop culture icon is as well-known for his signature sense of humor and wacky performance style as he is for his massive muscles and trademark shock of red hair. No two of this award-winning comedian's shows are ever the same -- and now you can catch him, his props and that famous hair in Agoura Hills.
A 2016 Nobel Prize winner for his poetic lyrics and a Pulitzer, Rock Hall of Famer and Grammy winner for a vast catalog that stretches through more than five decades of American popular music, Bob Dylan is nothing less than a living legend. And the Jack of Hearts band comes to Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach to cover it all, from his early days as a folk troubadour to his electric era, through the '70s Basement Tapes, Blood on the Tracks and beyond. Dylan expert Jamie Daniels provides an uncanny live re-creation of the original's signature sound, backed by an ensemble that doubles as a tribute to Dylan's backup artists, a little band known as The Band.
After rumors begin to circulate about a space ship crashing in their backyard, a group of friends and family must find a way to cope with their disrupted lives. Catch this comedy at the Next Stage in Hollywood.
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm