The normally placid Long Beach Harbor transforms into a seaport of pure Halloween horror as The Captain and the other Dark Harbor Sinister Eight Spirits return to prey on any mortals who dare to enter their realm after dark. You'll make your way through spine-tingling mazes on and around the haunted Queen Mary, including for the first time a fourth maze aboard the ship. Escape the new, terrifying Feast maze, featuring the cannibal Chef and his monstrous kitchen staff, or you might be the next course on the menu! Plus, come face-to-face with favorite returning characters like the Queen Mary's creator, the Iron Master, in Intrepid and the Ringmaster and her cursed circus in Circus Big Top Terror. They'll join Graceful Gale in Soulmate, serial killer Samuel the Savage in B340 Descent Into Insanity and Scary Mary in Lullaby -- all monsters who will haunt anyone brave enough to visit their village.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:00pm - MidnightFriday October 20, 2017 / 7:00pm-MidnightSunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pm - MidnightWednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:00pm - MidnightThursday October 26, 2017 / 7:00pm - MidnightFriday October 27, 2017 / 7:00pm-MidnightSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:00pm-MidnightSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pm - Midnight
Bust out your lederhosen and get ready to party, Bavarian style, at Oktoberfest at Fairplex. Bring your appetite and a group of friends for a day chock-full of oom-pah music, the Chicken Dance, authentic German food and, of course, plenty of beer. You'll have tons of brews to choose from, including traditional Oktoberfest and wheat beers direct from Germany. In addition to German folk music from The Rheinlanders, you can hear the tunes of some of your all-time favorite bands, with rockin' cover acts including Queen Nation (Queen tribute), The Ultimate Stones (Rolling Stones tribute) and DSB (Journey tribute), plus Schlagen spinning vinyl every night. Each ticket includes a commemorative stein with one pour.
Friday, Oct 20, 2017 (6:00pm-Midnight)Saturday, October 21 (6:00pm-Midnight)
You got the Stormtrooper and Disney Princess costumes, the Snickers bars, the fake spider webs and cackling skulls, but wait one second -- you've left out one crucial ingredient in the cauldron of fun that is Halloween. No October would be complete without settling in with a bag of popcorn to watch Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. And there's only one way to see it that's worthy of this modern classic: at the historic El Capitan Theatre and in 4-D! Jack Skellington pops off the screen in Disney Digital 3-D, but Halloween Town really comes alive with the special 4-D sensory effects. Fog will swirl, wind will blow, and Los Angeles might just see a little snow. Corral the kids -- or conjure up the kid in you -- and let Halloween cast its spell. You'll just have to figure out how to stop singing those spooky-catchy Danny Elfman songs come November.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 12:30pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 4:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 10:35pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 10:35pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 7:10pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 10:35pmMonday October 23, 2017 / 12:30pmMonday October 23, 2017 / 4:00pm
London-based alt-pop duo Oh Wonder might be considered somewhat of an accident. They never intended to play live, and their first album was a DIY project. But one week after that album's release, they played sold-out shows in London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles, and they just released their second album, this time on a major label. It's titled Ultralife, and now reluctant pop stars Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West are embarking on their Ultralife World Tour that has them playing in 31 countries across Asia, Australia, the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia. Hear the title track as well as singles like "Lifetimes," "My Friends," "Heavy" and "High On Humans" when they take the stage for a concert at Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds in Los Angeles. Jaymes Young ("Feel Something") joins them for this leg of the tour.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 8:30pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
The Clippers are back for another exciting season of cool dunks, hot passes and buzzer beaters, and you can be at STAPLES Center to see it all from a variety of vantage points, from regular seats to luxurious Premier Level tickets and VIP Suites. In the Premier Level, you'll never miss another exciting play standing in line for concessions, because you'll have in-seat food and beverage service featuring high-end sandwiches, sushi, burgers and more from your own server. These seats, located in the 200 Level, offer some of the best views of Doc Rivers' squad as they light up the scoreboard. If you opt for the suites, you can enjoy the game in climate-controlled comfort, with in-suite plasma TVs and a private seating concourse. Root for the Clippers, and treat yourself to a special night thanks to some of the best seats at STAPLES.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Phoenix Suns)Tuesday October 24, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Utah Jazz)Saturday October 28, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Detroit Pistons)Monday October 30, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Golden State Warriors)Wednesday November 1, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Dallas Mavericks)Saturday November 4, 2017 / 12:30pm (vs. Memphis Grizzlies)Sunday November 5, 2017 / 12:30pm (vs. Miami Heat)Monday November 13, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Philadelphia 76ers)
L.A. might not have a whole lot of lakes, but we do have 16 NBA Championships to our name -- which happens to make our beloved Lakers one of the most dominant franchises in all of sports. And there's only one way to watch the best: in style (this is L.A., after all). Okay, so maybe you won't be shelling out for courtside seats between Jack and Leo, but that's not the only way to live it up while this exciting young team tears it up on the court. The STAPLES Center's Premier Level seating and Suites both treat you to a bit of the V.I.P. experience. Forget standing in concessions lines, because you can get everything from high-end burgers and sushi to scotch and margaritas served to you without leaving your Premier Level seats. And you won't want to miss a single play with this 200 Level view of the action. Or kick back in a climate-controlled private suite, catch that slam-dunk instant replay on the in-suite plasma TVs and enjoy the game in luxury as the Lakers go for 17.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 6:30pm (vs. New Orleans Pelicans)Wednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Washington Wizards)Friday October 27, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Toronto Raptors)Tuesday October 31, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Detroit Pistons)Friday November 3, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Brooklyn Nets)Sunday November 5, 2017 / 6:30pm (vs. Memphis Grizzlies)Wednesday November 15, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Philadelphia 76ers)Friday November 17, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Phoenix Suns)
The talented entertainers at Los Angeles' Rockwell Table & Stage take a song-filled swipe at the 1993 family comedy Hocus Pocus, the film that starred Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker. Written by Kate Pazakis and John Flynn, the wicked shoes of Winnifred Sanderson will be filled by Broadway's original Hairspray lead, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Emma Hunton (Spring Awakening, Wicked), who will take turns in the role made famous by Midler. When three witches come back to life on Halloween to feed on the youth of the world, two teenagers, a young girl and a once-human cat will have to stop them. Brimming with jokes, music, witchcraft, magic and creepy fun, The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus puts a new spin on the cult favorite.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / NoonThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / NoonTuesday October 31, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday November 2, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pm
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride returns with the most thrilling ride yet, Clown, featuring four zones guaranteed to make your skin crawl: Haunted Hayride, House Of Shadows, Trick Or Treat and Purgatory. On Hayride, you'll travel through the haunted woods of Griffith Park's Old Zoo and meet a legion of vicious clowns waiting with more psychopathic fun than any wagon can handle. That is until you disembark on foot to experience the winding, weaving Corn Maze in the middle of the ride. House of Shadows leaves you lost in the darkness to find your way out of SoCal's only true Labyrinth Maze. Then, as you go door to door in Trick or Treat, you'll come face to face with its freakish occupants. You've always known your neighbors were a little off -- tonight you'll pull back the curtain. Purgatory offers the charm and magic of an old-world haunted village. And there's more: Become a part of the show at Theatre Macabre, ride the Scary-Go-Round, enjoy food and drink at the Grub Shack, shop in the Bootique, and visit a psychic. Plus, with your VIP pass you get front of the line access to all the attractions -- no need to wait to get your scare on.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:00pm-10:30pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:00pm-10:30pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 7:00pm-10:30pmTuesday October 31, 2017 / 7:00pm-10:30pm
From Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award-winning Steve Martin and Grammy Award-winning Edie Brickell comes Bright Star, the five-time Tony-nominated, new Broadway musical that The New York Times called "a shining achievement." Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie and inspired by a real event, this original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. Bright Star -- as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful -- is "Broadway's most beautiful show" (WABC). Come see it at Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 6:30pmTuesday October 24, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pm
Why just fear the walking dead -- when you can actually be a part of their flesh-eating takeover of humanity? Join hordes of rotting revelers for the annual Long Beach Zombie Fest at Rainbow Lagoon Park, a three-day invasion of undead music, guts, horror and fun for the whole family. On Friday, get ready to monster mash and show off your ghoulish dance moves as JJ Flores and Grammy-nominated DJ Mark Lewis drop their wicked, spooky beats. Oingo Boingo/Danny Elfman tribute band Dead Man's Party, along with The Surfin' Dead (The Cramps tribute), The Great Pumpkin (The Smashing Pumpkins tribute) and The Cured (The Cure Tribute), bring all the ghouls to life for an epic concert on Sunday as you lumber, amble and groan your way through the event. The infamous Zombie Walk is happening on all three days of the fest, as well as free makeup services by artists from the Cinema Makeup School to help you look your gory worst. You can immerse yourself in a live-action role playing session, surviving against a continuous onslaught of zombies. You'll also witness the Dangerous D Ultimate Shock Show, known for wild, cringe-worthy stunts. Channel your inner Michael Jackson in a Thriller Workshop, snag yourself a free digital souvenir in the Zombie Fest Photo Booth, join the Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt and enjoy a horde of other fun activities. With costume and brain contests for all ages and states of decay, it would be horrific to miss this jam-packed event.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 5:00pm-10:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 3:00pm-10:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pm-10:00pm
Enjoy a little bump and grind at TRiPTease Burlesque, which was featured in Thrillist's 2016 list of "Best Burlesque Shows in LA." TRiPTease is Santa Monica's longest-running weekly burlesque show, showcasing L.A.'s best headlining burlesque soloists and international touring performers -- so it's never the same show twice. TRiPTease combines the art of the tease with comedy, burlesque, boylesque, singing, fan dances, fire, bar dancing and more. You're in for a night of fun and fantasy as the lights dim at TRiP Santa Monica, an intimate venue serving wine, beer and light snacks.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)Wednesday October 25, 2017 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)Wednesday November 1, 2017 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)Wednesday November 8, 2017 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)Wednesday November 15, 2017 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)Wednesday November 22, 2017 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)Wednesday November 29, 2017 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)Wednesday December 6, 2017 / 10:00pm (Live Music Begins at 8:30pm)
Tony winner Phylicia Rashad gives a powerful performance in MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient Tarell Alvin McCraney's acclaimed drama Head of Passes. Set in the mysterious shifting marshlands at the mouth of the Mississippi River, this modern-day parable inspired by the Book of Job finds Shelah's family and friends planning a surprise birthday party for her, but a dark family secret threatens to ruin everything. McCraney, who recently won an Oscar for adapting his own play into the film Moonlight, has been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). Find out why as this stirring drama comes to Mark Taper Forum from Center Theatre Group.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 2:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 6:30pm
With incredible hip-hop dancing, a contemporary Latin-flavored score and a story from Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of the hit Broadway show Hamilton), In the Heights made a huge splash on Broadway, scoring the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical and winning over audiences with its fresh-faced charm and vibrant music. This Musical Theatre West production takes you on an exhilarating theatrical journey into the lives of the residents of the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City -- a place where the coffee from Usnavi's corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the scent of impending change. Don't miss this vibrant musical at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pm (Preview)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (Opening Night)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 1:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 6:00pm
The album The Bigger Artist, the first by Bronx rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (or simply A Boogie), provides a balance between the artist's melodic street-based rapping and his signature post-relationship R&B serenades, proving his status as one of the more polished rap-crooners today. The release landed at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 4 on the overall Billboard 200 in its second post-release week. Hear the hit single "Drowning" and more when the 21-year-old up-and-comer hits the stage for a concert at The Novo by Microsoft in Los Angeles.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:30pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
Disney's The Little Mermaid invites your family on a magical journey "Under the Sea" with Ariel, a mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom alongside her crabby sidekick, Sebastian. Ariel dreams of living in the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there, trading in her tail for human legs with some "help" from a sea witch named Ursula, in order to be by the side of the handsome Prince Eric. Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale and the classic animated film, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this production of the fishy fable will capture your heart with irresistible songs like "Kiss the Girl," "Part of Your World" and more at the Cupcake Theater in North Hollywood.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 11:00amSaturday October 21, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 11:00amSaturday October 28, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pm
At the tender age of 20, Haley Reinhart landed a spot on Season 10 of American Idol and was a standout finalist -- but she's been performing since age 7. Now 26, the singer/songwriter continues adding to her impressive resume. She earned a gold certification in the U.S. for her breathtaking rendition of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" and has emerged as the leading artist on YouTube's Postmodern Jukebox. Also a burgeoning voice actor and co-star of the Netflix original animated series F Is for Family, Reinhart just released her third album, titled What's That Sound?, which combines original tracks with her covers of iconic songs from the late 1960s. Hear tunes from that album and more when she hits the stage of The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on her latest concert tour.
Indulge in an evening of wine and world-class music at the stunningly beautiful Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. A pre-show reception offers a variety of delicious wines in the soaring space of BP Hall before you enjoy a concert featuring members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the finest guest artists, performing programs that follow a different theme each evening.
Tuesday October 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (Chamber Music: Brahms & Hillborg)Tuesday November 14, 2017 / 8:00pm (Chamber Music from France Concert)Tuesday December 5, 2017 / 8:00pm (Chamber Music: Bach & Mendelssohn)
Macbeth x 5 is a modern reconstruction of Shakespeare's politically charged masterpiece about ambition, retribution and fate. Told in one 90-minute act by five actors playing multiple roles, Macbeth x 5 tells the story using a seamless interchange of spoken word and physical movement. In the show, ambitious General Macbeth, fresh off a military victory, is confronted by three witches who foretell his rise to power. Together with his wife, Macbeth murders his way to the throne -- only to descend into insecurity, paranoia and tyranny. Enjoy this visiting production at The Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 7:00pm
Multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow debuts her ninth album at the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine. The nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, imbuing her hits with elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues. She has performed with the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Prince, B.B. King, Sting and many more legendary performers. Her new album, Be Myself, articulates her concerns for the future of the world, while rocking with same passion you know and love.
From Mean Girls to Clueless, The Big Lebowski to Troop Beverly Hills, the mischievous performers of Rockwell Table & Stage have taken some of the funniest cult movies and made them even more hilarious through musical parodies. Now they're back with The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Bridesmaids, a show that's sure to delight fans of the film starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy. With crass humor and breakout performances, Bridesmaids was lauded for redefining the chick flick. You'll appreciate the movie even more after seeing it reworked for the stage at Rockwell in Los Angeles.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 1:00pmThursday November 9, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday November 16, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 8:00pm
Caldecott Honor-winning children's book All the World is one of those "Read it again, please" bedtime favorites. It beautifully affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world -- from the tiniest shell on the beach, to the widest sunset sky -- centering all its action around a young family spending a day together. "All the world is here. It is there. It is everywhere. All the world is right where you are. Now." This simple message will take root inside you and your littles as you watch the images of award-winning illustrator Marla Frazee splash across the big screen at Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank. Actress Connie Jackson will breathe life into author Liz Garton Scanlon's words at this free Storybook Pages event. There'll also be a live musical performance by singer-songwriter Tom Rossi, plus a chance to meet Frazee and have her sign a copy of the book for your family.
When seven strangers -- a female CEO, a businessman, an office temp, a hot woman, a musician, a maintenance man and a goth girl -- get stuck in an elevator, it's only a matter of time before they all reveal their true selves to the others. Surrounded by four very close walls and each other, judgments and stereotypes begin to dissolve as they drop their guards and reveal who they really are. Blending musical sequences and cinematic style, Elevator will take you on a comedic and emotional ride into the human psyche at The Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 3:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pm
Proclaimed "the greatest American play ever written," Thornton Wilder's Our Town looks at the power of life and death even in the brightest and most unassuming of settings. Winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1938, this hard-hitting drama finds young lovers George and Emily grappling with lost potential, the sacrifices one makes for love and the beauty found in life if you look hard enough. Narrated by the nameless Stage Manager, the actors perform this profound drama with minimal props or set, often breaking the fourth wall to address the audience directly. Don't miss this groundbreaking new production of the iconic play, which stars Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) and is co-produced with Tony-nominated Deaf West Theatre and performed in both American Sign Language and spoken English.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pm
From the streets of New York City to silver-screen stardom, James Cagney was a bona fide legend. Direct from its hit run in New York, actor-singer-dancer Robert Creighton plays the role he was born to play, the archetypal tough guy in the energetic tap-dancing musical Cagney at North Hollywood's El Portal Theatre. Mixing new music with classic George M. Cohan tunes including "Give My Regards to Broadway," "Grand Old Flag" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy," the show follows Cagney's rise from the vaudeville stage to Hollywood's original gangster. Creighton earned an Astaire Award, and is racking up nominations from Drama Desk, the Outer Critics Circle and the Off-Broadway Alliance for his role, and the music and lyrics he wrote for the musical.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday October 24, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pm
Amazement awaits you and your guests inside Black Rabbit Rose, a swanky multi-space venue boasting a theater for magic and variety acts, plus a bar featuring craft cocktails and Thai-Chinese small plates. This retro-style cabaret show sets out to impress with an array of burlesque and specialty performers, while the world's finest close-up illusionists dazzle you with their magical talent. VIP admission grants you a cocktail to start the evening at this intimate Hollywood nightspot.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday November 2, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday November 9, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 8:00pm
The LA Clippers are back and ready to take on the best of the NBA during the 2016-17 season. You can be right there in the middle of all the action. Watch Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan take on their opponents in games filled with thunderous slam dunks, fast breaks and nail-biting moments on the hardwood. This team is the real deal, and the time is now to get out to STAPLES Center and cheer them on as they battle for the Western Conference crown.
Tuesday October 24, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Utah Jazz )Saturday October 28, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Detroit Pistons )Wednesday November 1, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Dallas Mavericks)
This musical from legendary masterminds Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is the perfect Sunday Funday family activity, featuring Patrick Cassidy and reimagined choreography by Dave Scott (So You Think You Can Dance). Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is based on the "coat of many colors" story from a Bible story, and follows Joseph, whose father gives him a gorgeous multi-hued cloak as a gift. Green with envy over the garment, Joseph's brothers sell him into slavery, and he ends up in Egypt, where he manages to rescue the country from famine, with a little help from an Elvis-esque pharaoh. If you're looking for a musical that includes hip-hop dancing and nonstop singing, you'll definitely dig this one, which features an oddly amazing assortment of genres like country, rock, hip-hop and even calypso. Bring the gang to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 1:00pm
This Hollywood supper club hosts great live jazz and cabaret in a setting with Old World charm. Catalina has lived up to its slogan "Nothing But the Best in Jazz" by presenting a veritable who's who of music legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Carmen McRae, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman and vocalists like Melissa Manchester, Brenda Russell, Jane Monheit, Barbara Morrison and many more.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 8:30pm (Julia Fordham)Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:30pm (Rita Moreno)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:30pm (Rita Moreno)Tuesday October 24, 2017 / 8:30pm (Jacnique Nina Album Premiere)Saturday October 28, 2017 / 8:30pm (Barbara Morrison) Sunday October 29, 2017 / 8:30pm (Jean-Paul Vignon) Wednesday November 1, 2017 / 8:30pm (CJS Quintet Featuring Chuck Johnson)Thursday November 2, 2017 / 8:30pm (Jack Allen)
A total high-energy package, Howl at the Moon is the experience that brings together a live concert AND a full bar, and the fun doesn't stop short at their spot in Universal City. Try switching out the DJ for a live show that features musicians jamming out to their own renditions of dance anthems and party hits. Whether it's that pop song you hear on repeat on the radio or a good old '90s throwback, Howl at the Moon re-charges each tune with a new, refreshing kick that gets the crowd jumping. Massive buckets of sugar-fueled cocktails also lend a hand to the party, with treats like sparkling vodka apple lemonade, a Fruit Roll-Up-inspired medley and more.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pm
A woman wakes up in a hospital unable to move and with little memory of her past, only to discover that the man who ran her over is her sole visitor. An Accident explores how small decisions can change the course of a life and how the body and mind heal in unexpected ways. Enjoy this Griot Theatre of the West Valley production at The Lounge Theatre in Los Angeles.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 3:00pm
If you think the LA Philharmonic is an epic masterpiece, you'll likely approve of their own curated list of mighty orchestras, now visiting the Walt Disney Concert Hall from all over the world. First to grace the stage is the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, whose inception dates all the way back to 1891. Led by conductor Riccardo Muti, the orchestra was voted fifth best orchestra in the world by Gramophone in 2008, and has also won a whopping 62 Grammys for its recordings. For this evening, you'll hear two warm, buoyant middle symphonies from the classic Brahms -- Oh, and expect some fantastic acoustics from this renowned concert hall.
Urban Death Tour of Terror is a series of short vignettes illustrating macabre images of horror meant to disturb, discomfit, thrill, shock and sometimes make you laugh at the absurdity. This walk-through, maze-like show is not for the faint-of-heart, but is fantastic entertainment for daring adventurers ready to delve into an avant-garde world of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities and the disturbed spirits that walk among us. From the lighting -- and then the deep, dark lack of it -- to the spooky score, effects and costumes, Urban Death Tour of Terror plunges you into its terrifying, alternative underworld. If you're thinking you've seen it all before, think again -- Underground Theatre Group brings you an all-new show for 2017.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 10:45pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 11:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 10:00pm
Mel Brooks jolted his classic movie comedy Young Frankenstein back to life with a bunch of hilarious new songs, turning it into a monster Broadway hit. Now it's coming to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in a new 3D Theatricals production that tracks the tongue-in-cheek tale of young Dr. Frankenstein (or "Fronkensteen," as he prefers to be known) as he tries to complete his grandfather's work of re-animating the dead. He's helped out -- kinda -- by the hunchbacked, bulging-eyed Igor, his beautiful lab assistant, Inga, and the frightfully eccentric housekeeper Frau Blucher, of course. The Brooks-penned score boasts such catchy tunes as "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz."
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pm
Taking inspiration from Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, L.A.'s CASA 0101 Theater presents Enemy of the Pueblo. In this modern adaptation, a curandera (a folk healer) stands against the entire border town of Milagros when she discovers their water supply has been poisoned. From Josefina López -- the award-winning writer of Real Women Have Curves -- comes this tale filled with secrets, magic and betrayal.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 5:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 5:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 5:00pm
While Frida Kahlo's death certificate alleges "pulmonary embolism" as cause of death, no autopsy was allowed, and she was immediately cremated. Frida - Stroke of Passion explores Kahlo's mental, emotional and physical condition during the last week of her life, exposing her love affair with famous Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, film star Maria Felix, dancer and singer Josephine Baker, Communist intellectual Leon Trotsky, a Cuban spy and her complex, passionate love for painter Diego Rivera. The play, starring Odalys Nanin as Kahlo, features live music and iconic Latin Classic songs like "La Llorona," "Think of Me," "Macorina," "Estan son Las Mananita," and more.
From the creators of the highly acclaimed Amazing Los Angeles Race comes the The Fantastic Santa Monica Race, the same concept as its L.A. counterpart but with a beachy twist. Part sightseeing tour, part scavenger hunt, this fast-paced competition sends teams of two to eight people to explore the Santa Monica Pier, the Venice Boardwalk and numerous other coastal sites looking for clues. Solving one puzzle leads to a search for the next and so on, until the day ends with a fun awards ceremony that includes snacks and beverages for all participants.
Dive into a story of forbidden love with Georges Bizet's colorful feast for the eyes and ears. Set in ancient times on a faraway island, The Pearl Fishers follows two fishermen whose loyalty is put to the test when they both fall in love with a beautiful priestess, igniting a fiery love triangle. Secrets and lives hang in the balance as jealousy competes with their fraternal bond in this enchanting early opera from Bizet (Carmen) that includes the famous duet "Au fond du temple saint." Complete with stunning special effects and starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the lead role, this beautifully staged LA Opera production of The Pearl Fishers at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is sung in French with English projected English translations.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:30pm
One of the most glamorous celebrities of her time -- and the definition of a diva -- world-renowned opera star Maria Callas comes to vibrant life in this wickedly funny stage bio that won a Tony Award for Best Play. Terrence McNally's Master Class finds the singing legend leading a Julliard voice class, while she both cajoles and terrorizes to get the best out of her students. Watch "La Divina" muse on her past glories and many heartbreaks when this theatrical tribute takes the stage at the Garry Marshall Theatre, kicking off the Burbank venue's inaugural season.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pm
Laemmle NoHo 7 and Eat|See|Hear have come up with the perfect film series for all you cinephiles, pop culture-lovers and nostalgia buffs: Throwback Thursdays. Come out to the North Hollywood cinema haven and rediscover popular classics and buried gems that are rarely, if ever, shown on the big screen. You might even get treated to a special guest appearance by a celebrity connected to the film. There's something for every taste at Throwback Thursdays -- from When Harry Met Sally to Blade Runner and beyond.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:30pm (Trollhunter - part of "Scary Subtitles" series)Thursday October 26, 2017 / 7:30pm (Let the Right One In - part of "Scary Subtitles" series)Thursday November 2, 2017 / 7:30pm (The Maltese Falcon - part of "Watching the Detectives" series)Thursday November 9, 2017 / 7:30pm (Kiss Me Deadly - part of "Watching the Detectives" series)Thursday November 16, 2017 / 7:30pm (The Long Goodbye - part of "Watching the Detectives" series)Thursday November 30, 2017 / 7:30pm (Murder By Death - part of "Watching the Detectives" series)
A long-time Valley favorite for jazz, blues and more, Upstairs at Vitello's is located above the famed Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City. A hotspot for the best singer-songwriters, Broadway and cabaret acts, the lounge is a collaboration between Vitello's and famed drummer, vocalist, producer and composer Sheila E. You'll catch up-and-coming musicians and singers, well-established artists and legendary local, national and international talent as well. A full bar and a contemporary Italian menu complete the intimate venue's fun, relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a night out.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 8:00pm (Dee Dee Sorvino)Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pm (Mary Bogue & Claude Hall)Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:30pm (Troy Dexter)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Lauren White)
There are few things better than watching a movie ... except watching a movie outdoors, under the stars. Voted Best Outdoor Movies in LA Weekly, Electric Dusk Drive-In returns to LACCD's Van De Kamp College Campus in Los Angeles near Atwater, Los Feliz and Glendale. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and settle in on the astroturf, or recline the seat of your car a bit and enjoy the film in the style of an old-fashioned drive-in. You're even welcome to bring your dog. Should you get hungry, the venue's Snack Shack offers grilled items such as hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, chicken sandwiches, and array of candy, popcorn, chips, beverages and locally made cupcakes.
You would be hard-pressed to find a comedy club with more history or greater pedigree than the Comedy Store's West Hollywood location along the Sunset Strip. Since its beginnings in the early '70s, the venue has regaled audiences with an unrelenting torrent of the biggest names in comedy, ranging from Sam Kinison to Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Chelsea Handler, Dane Cook and beyond. Through it all, the Comedy Store has never lost its quirky, intimate atmosphere, making it as inviting for the audience as it is the comics. At any given show you're guaranteed to see some of today's best and brightest stand-ups testing out material, and you never know what surprise guests might drop by to do a set.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pm (Main Room Headliner Show)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 10:30pm (Belly Room Headliner Show)Thursday October 26, 2017 / 8:30pm (Main Room Headliner Show)Saturday October 28, 2017 / 7:00pm (Main Room Headliner Show)
New York-based songwriters Selda Sahin and Derek Gregor first soaked up the spotlight when their high-energy pop songs splashed across the big screen in movie musical Grind. Led by stage legend Anthony Rapp, the characters embark on a string of anonymous app-based flings, singing synthed-out high note-hitters like "Do It Anyway" and "Easier Not to Care." Now, Selda and Derek return to L.A. to team up with friend and film co-star Eric Krop. They'll assemble at Rockwell: Table & Stage for a night of songs new and old, including a bit of pop, country, musical theatre and even a few special guests.
Welcome to Los Angeles in the not-so-distant future. A deadly virus has swept the earth and a team of scientists has burrowed deep into an underground laboratory to find a cure. As they search for an antidote and fight to save the world, each move becomes crucial -- if they accidentally set off the computerized decontamination system, they might be smashed flat by the slowly constricting laboratory walls. Only it isn't actually an underground laboratory, it's the stage at Six01 Studio in Burbank. And there are no scientists, it's just you and your friends as you participate in one of Los Angeles' most exciting and immersive escape room live theater experiences. The Virus utilizes digital technology and virtual reality from some of Hollywood's top craftspeople to create a totally realistic experience, placing you deep within a thrilling science-fiction epic that you won't soon forget.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 10:00amSaturday October 21, 2017 / 6:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 10:00amSunday October 22, 2017 / 6:00pm
Spend a gorgeous day at the races at a true Los Angeles landmark with an exclusive package that includes food, craft beer, collectible keepsakes and more. Santa Anita Park's Farriers Package features Club House admission, complete with box seating and a racing program, along with a pint of local craft beer from the Farriers bar and an entree from one of Santa Anita's brand-new Club House Mezzanine eateries. And if the memories you make at Santa Anita Park aren't enough, the Farriers package also includes a commemorative pint glass so you can take a piece of the "Great Race Place" home with you.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 1:00pm (Gates Open at 11:00am)Friday October 20, 2017 / 1:00pm (Gates Open at 11:00am)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 12:30pm (Gates Open at 10:30am)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 12:30pm (Gates Open at 10:30am)Thursday October 26, 2017 / 1:00pm (Gates Open at 11:00am)Friday October 27, 2017 / 1:00pm (Gates Open at 11:00am)Saturday October 28, 2017 / 12:30pm (Gates Open at 10:30am)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 12:30pm (Gates Open at 10:30am)
Originally directed by thriller mastermind Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps is a delightful cocktail of film noir panache, spy novel thrills and more than a touch of Monty Python-esque absurdity. A two-time winner of both Tony and Drama Desk Awards, the story centers on Richard Hannay, an average man who gets trapped in a world of danger when he joins the battle against the 39 Steps, a spy organization who's after British military secrets. Find out who really dunit at the Actors Co-op Theatre in Hollywood.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pm
Experience three brand-new short plays presented by actors and storyguides as they lead you through the spooky grounds of the Mountain View Mausoleum and cemetery. Wicked Lit is a walking show, so dress for comfort as you partake in one of the best Halloween experiences in Los Angeles. You'll see The Damned Thing, adapted from an 1893 short story by Ambrose Bierce, in which a dead man uses his newfound spirit powers to discover who -- or what -- really killed him. Thoth's Labyrinth follows three adventurers and their sidekicks as they hunt for one of the most sought-after artifacts from ancient times, a book said to grant the reader magical abilities and limitless power. The offbeat archaeological expedition soon becomes a race between life and death. And finally, modern reason clashes with the occult in The Open Door, a classic ghost story thriller. Come for the theatrics; leave with your nerves thoroughly wrung out.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday November 2, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday November 3, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday November 9, 2017 / 7:30pm
Flappers Comedy Club brings Los Angeles' top comics to Burbank for a wide range of lively shows, from stand-up lineups featuring national headliners seen on network TV, HBO, BET and Comedy Central, to comedy contests showcasing up-and-coming performers. Throw in some weekly hilarious themed shows and a menu full of fries, wings, tots and margaritas. Flappers Burbank also hosts variety nights and other one-of-a-kind events. Plus, you never know what celebrity comics might drop by for a guest set.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 10:00pm (Thirsty Thursday - Hampton Yount)Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pm (Sean Tweedley)Friday October 20, 2017 / 10:00pm (Sean Tweedley)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 4:30pm (Two Milk Minimum)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (Harland Williams From Something About Mary)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 10:00pm (Harland Williams From Something About Mary)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 5:00pm (First Timer Funnies)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pm (MR Sundays With Jeff Garlin)
Grand Central Market has boomed with new food stalls offering delicious food in many forms, but navigating all of the 38 stalls can be overwhelming. The Taste of Grand Central Market tour acquaints you with samples from vendors new and old, providing worldly flavors and helpful insights. The dinnertime feast gives you a bounty of delicious food -- enough for a meal -- as well as a mental cheat sheet for many return trips to the culinary wonderland. Drinks are available for purchase from a variety of bars and other vendors. Come to L.A.'s Grand Central Market with an appetite for food and adventure!
A fierce and funny new play by Los Angeles' own Boni Alvarez, Fixed is the story of Miracles Malcañang, a drag queen working in the infamous Malcañang Massage Parlor in Los Angeles' Historic Filipinotown. When Miracles' forbidden love affair sparks tensions between the city's hottest political family, two families must come together to understand the power of desire, identity and honor. Produced by one of L.A.'s most vibrant small theaters, Echo Theater Company, Fixed is now at Atwater Village Theatre.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:30pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 4:00pm
In classic comedies like The Odd Couple, The Sunshine Boys and Plaza Suite, Neil Simon tickled audiences' funny bones -- but in Lost in Yonkers, he touched their hearts. Winner of four Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, Lost in Yonkers finds Simon at his best, spinning a great story with memorable characters that make you laugh and make you care. Set in 1942 New York, this nostalgic memory play focuses on two young brothers left in the care of their formidable grandmother for the longest 10 months of their lives. The old woman is anything but affectionate, and the rest of the family -- including their sweet, simple-minded Aunt Bella and small-time gangster Uncle Louie -- suffer under her tyrannical rule, until tensions build toward a climactic confrontation. Don't miss the Group Rep production of this classic at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 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?
Tuesday October 24, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 9:00pm
Discover the latest products to help you turn your dream living space or design project into a reality at this three-day shopping event at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. WestEdge features the latest products and design inspiration from more than 150 premium furnishings brands. Design seminars and exhibitions, culinary demonstrations, book signings and special events that include an opening night party to benefit Los Angeles Ronald McDonald, round out the experience.
October 20-22, 2017One-Day Admission on Saturday, Oct 21 or Sunday, Oct 22
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.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:15pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:15pm
Come get messy with The Damn Devillez this Halloween season and celebrate with a night of bloody burlesque. There's a whole slew of reasons to indulge in a night of entertainment from these femme fatales, but only one really needs stressing: Blood. Wrestling. Need we say more? As tips are always appreciated, you'll probably want to stuff your pockets with dollar bills for Blood Bath Burlesque at North Hollywood's Club Burlesque.
On an isolated island, military captain Edgar and his wife, Alice, live a bitter life, their marriage soured by hatred. When the possibility of redemption and escape arrives for Alice in the shape of their former comrade Kurt, Edgar seems prepared to use his very last breath to make their lives a living hell. Strindberg's The Dance of Death gets a new translation from Conor McPherson here as the battle of wills plays out on stage at L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pm Thursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pm
When a reclusive librarian discovers a 113-year overdue book in the night slot, curiosity compels him to pursue the borrower. His search for answers leads to a worldwide, whirlwind journey, where he discovers the great mysteries of humanity. Actor Arye Gross stars as the bemused bibliophile who transforms himself into a self-styled Indiana Jones of sorts, emerging from the dusty stacks to make his mark on the world (beyond just a series of book stamps). Join in his journey when playwright Glen Berger's drama Underneath the Lintel takes the stage in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday October 24, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 8:00pm
Teatro Martini's sizzling dinner spectacular features an edgy combination of cabaret, comedy, music and cirque-style aerials and acrobatics. The Teatro Martini experience comes complete with a four-course meal. As you dine on your gourmet entree, you'll be captivated by an energetic show of non-stop comedy, daring acrobatic acts, live music and more. Teatro Martini's performers come from across the globe to provide you with a captivating and tantalizing getaway from the ordinary.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)Friday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday October 28, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)
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.
Tuesday October 24, 2017 / 8:30pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 8:30pm
The retro-futuristic steampunk style, complete with simple gears and complex gadgets, invites audiences of all ages to dream bigger and imagine anything is possible. America's favorite traveling big top circus adds a fantastical new level of visual spectacle to its music-filled extravaganza with Circus Vargas' "Steam Cirque" at Palmdale's Antelope Valley Mall. Jam-packed with aerial feats, acrobatics, clowning, not to mention a colorful cast of characters, world-class performers, singing, comedy and more, "Steam Cirque" satisfies the whole family in spectacular fashion. Before the show, kids have the chance to step into the ring and learn circus skills. After the show, stick around to meet and take pictures with the cast.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 4:30pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 12:30pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pmMonday October 23, 2017 / 6:30pm
The cultural phenomenon that gave us the glory of Eleven, Barb and Wynona Ryder wrapped in Christmas tree lights -- not to mention that cool, synth-poppy intro song -- is about to get turned upside down in Stranger Things: The Musical Tribute. Gear up for the anticipated second season of the Netflix series by revisiting all your favorite moments in this outrageous musical comedy, which comes complete with 12 all-new original songs inspired by the sound of 1983: from The Police, Eurythmics, and Michael Jackson to Bonnie Tyler, Toto, and David Bowie. Whether you've Netflixed and chilled the entire first season, or want to see what all the buzz is about, you're sure to have a good time when Stranger Things: The Musical Tribute comes to the El Cid in Los Angeles.
Tuesday October 24, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday October 31, 2017 / 8:00pm
Lynchburg, Virginia. The former site of a thriving cotton mill is now an impoverished neighborhood in the world premiere play Br'er Cotton. Deeply affected by all the recent killings of young black men like himself, Ruffrino, a 14-year-old "militant," incites riots at school and online. More and more at odds with his mother and grandfather, the boys' anger grows beyond containment while the family home literally sinks into the cotton field, and no one seems to notice but him. Don't miss this relevant, thought-provoking drama, presented by Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble, at The Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pmMonday October 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 3:00pm
When Sarah, the overachieving oldest child of an average Midwestern family, comes home for Passover dressed in Muslim garb, she ignites a powder keg of uncomfortable issues in the new comedic drama Somewhere in the Middle (or, guess who's coming to Passover). Now her father is worried Sarah's religious studies class has turned her away from her Jewish heritage, while her mother and grandmother are flabbergasted, and her younger brother is just thrilled to be the new golden child. But Sarah is only getting started with the surprises. When her new boyfriend shows up, the family is forced to confront its prejudices. Don't miss this timely new work by Gary Lamb at the Crown City Theatre Company in North Hollywood.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pm
The ancient theatrical tradition of shadow puppets meets the high-tech cinematic wizardry of digital animation in Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic. A visually stunning spectacular that's proved popular across age groups and cultures, it follows the action-packed adventures of Zaul and Rudabeh, two star-crossed lovers from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (The Book of Kings). Feathers of Fire features creator Hamid Rahmanian's gorgeous graphics, along with more than 140 colorful shadow puppets, performers in elaborate masks and costumes and digitally animated backgrounds -- all seamlessly choreographed and projected onto a cinema-sized screen.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 7:30pmTuesday October 24, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 7:30pm
Paleo? Vegan? Gluten-Free? Trying to live more sustainably? This first-of-its-kind food event is just for you. Get your fill of L.A.'s best clean food, organic wine, cider and cocktails at the all-inclusive Clean Food Fest. Shop, eat, and explore the best organic, sustainable and allergy-friendly products, restaurants and caterers. The Clean Made Market has got you covered with more than 150 of the latest health products and trends. California Market Center will overflow with exhibitors, panels, demos, plus yoga and meditation classes, a beauty lounge and more.
Jean Giraudoux's The Madwoman of Chaillot, written in World War II-era France, is a delightfully satirical, surreal fable about an eccentric countess who uncovers a plot to dig for oil beneath the streets of Paris. She rallies several other oddballs and outcasts, as well as some of her fellow madwomen, in a bid to defeat the greedy developers, resulting in an all-too-relevant comic commentary on the power of big business. Billed as a "feminist, fantastical, frack-tured fairy tale," this production goes mining for laughs at A Noise Within in Pasadena.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 7:00pm
Sean Abley's Absence Makes the Heart is a modern take on the Hans Christian Andersen fable The Red Shoes. In the original tale a ballet dancer is driven to her death by an uncontrollable urge to dance. In this adaptation at The Arena Stage in L.A., the aftermath of the story is told in monologues by 20 different characters affected in one way or another by her death. Comb Your Hair (Or You'll Look Like a Slave) by LeeLee Jackson is a beautiful yet painful collection of testimonies from young Black women navigating American society.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pm
"Until the lions have their own historian, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter." The prestigious Akram Khan Company presents the US premiere of Until the Lions, which brilliantly reimagines an ancient Indian poetry epic through the eyes of women. The story, expressed beautifully through a classical Indian dance style called kathak, explores the physical expression of gender and endurance of the female spirit with the story of a princess who is abducted on her wedding day and stripped of her honor. A primal blend of raw power and subtle tenderness, you will not want to miss this Music Center presentation of Until the Lions at The Culver Studios in Los Angeles.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm
Pasadena's famed Ice House Comedy Club hosts some of the hottest stand-up comics in the business. You've seen them on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show and other late night shows, on podcasts and in their own comedy specials and albums. Now you can see them in person, live on this historic stage. You may even catch a celebrity drop-in set, or be among the first to check out the latest up-and-coming talent in the main room or the club's Stage 2 showroom.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pm (Friday Funnies with Theo Von and more)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pm (Comic Hypnotist Mark Sweet)
Make Sunday morning brunch extra special with a side of inspirational gospel music with your waffles and eggs. Hosted by Miss Sylvia St. James, from the original House of Blues Sunday Gospel Brunch, this show will lift your spirits as seasoned and soulful musicians, plus an inspirational gospel choir, perform live Motown-style music. You might also be inspired by the buffet brunch included with your ticket, which features shrimp cocktail, BBQ spare ribs, lasagna, Southern fried chicken, mac & cheese, hash brown, waffles and more.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday November 5, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday November 12, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday November 19, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday November 26, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday December 3, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday December 10, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)
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.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pm (Thirsty Thursday)Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pm (Craig Shoemaker -The Lovemaster)Friday October 20, 2017 / 10:00pm (Ian Harris)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 9:30pm (Ian Harris)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pm (All Star Headliner Sundays)Thursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pm (Thirsty Thursday)Friday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pm (Paul Morrissey)Friday October 27, 2017 / 10:00pm (Paul Morrissey)
It isn't just a zombie story. It's the zombie story -- and now Night of the Living Dead, the classic horror film, is a stage play. The adaptation pays honest tribute to the original storyline, but sets the events in modern times. Near a simple country house, the dead have already begun to rise from their graves. In a manner that would send chills down Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling's backs, the audience is immediately thrust into the action. As more zombies gather, tempers run short, panic begins to reign and you can't help but wonder ... will they come for you? Get spooked when Night of the Living Dead zombifies Los Angeles' Archway Studio/Theatre.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday November 12, 2017 / 2:00pm
A day at the races just got more fun as Santa Anita Park teams with the famed Pink's Hot Dogs for Pinktober. You'll enjoy great trackside views of all the excitement while you chow down on a Pink's-style loaded hot dog (veggie and turkey options are also available). Pile on the chili, cheese, bacon bits, guacamole, jalapeños and more! Your ticket also includes potato chips, a craft beer or soda, club house admission, a $5 betting voucher and a racing program and tip sheet. This fun (and delicious) day at the track also benefits the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, so come rocking your pink and show your support!
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... and the greatest of plays. Pasadena's A Noise Within presents a bold, fast-paced adaptation of Charles Dickens' most exciting novel, A Tale of Two Cities, streamlining the epic story into a taut political thriller. Set against the bloody backdrop of the French Revolution, two Londoners face impossible choices. Will the former aristocrat Charles Darnay abandon his family to protect an innocent man? And will the drunken but noble barrister Sydney Carton make the ultimate sacrifice for his unrequited love? Crowded with soldiers, servants, revolutionaries and nobility, A Tale of Two Cities captures the dangerous spirit of a tumultuous period in history.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday November 9, 2017 / 8:00pm
When it comes to having a good laugh nothing beats live comedy, and Levity Live is Oxnard's place to catch top stand-ups throughout the week. Whether it's SNL legends like Kevin Nealon and Jon Lovitz; stars of TV and film like Craig Robinson, Mo'Nique and Jay Mohr; or hot national headliners like Ralphie May, Bobby Lee and Carlos Mencia, Levity Live brings the funniest comics around to the stage. The club also features a full restaurant and cocktails galore, so you can make a night of it.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pm (Rivest Dunlap)Tuesday November 14, 2017 / 8:00pm (Bruce Jingles)Good Any Non-Special Date @ 8:00pm, Through Nov 19, 2017 (Reserve in Advance)
In the world depicted in Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Armageddon has struck and the planet's electrical grid is down -- there's no TV, no radio, no internet, no gadgets and no gizmos. But fear not, as one group of tenacious survivors remembers enough episodes of The Simpsons and the last 10 years of pop hits to birth a new industry: crude theatrical re-creations of now-gone digital entertainment. Penned by Anne Washburn (A Devil at Noon), Mr. Burns, a post-electric play was dubbed "downright brilliant" by The New York Times and was a Washington Post Editors' Pick. Sacred Fools is doing this tale with a different room for each act, so get your walking shoes ready at The Broadwater's Main Stage.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pm
Come out and groove to the music of Puerto Rican reggaeton artist and TV star Ivy Queen, as she takes the stage at Giggles nightclub in Glendale for an evening of top hits. Since '03, she's released gold and platinum-selling albums Diva, Flashback and Sentimiento, not to mention the Grammy-nominated Musa. Top singles include "In the Zone" and "La Vida es Asi," and you'll no doubt hear tunes from her 2017 disc The Queen Is Here.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 11:59pm (Doors Open at 10:00pm)
The Day of the Dead is one of the most cherished and celebrated holidays in Mexico, a time for families to visit and celebrate the lives of those who have passed. As spirits gather on earth to be remembered, a small village faces an evil spirit whose dark secret was buried ages ago. Join Force of Nature this Halloween at Burbank's Generation DCD Studio, as they bring you the new chapter of their anthology series Fallen Saints: Dia de los Muertos, an immersive theatrical haunt.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 9:00pm
As you get older, you can always count on having some awkward conversations with your parents -- the "Who did you vote for?" conversation, or the "When am I getting a grandkid?" conversation, for instance. But if you've never had the "I've been secretly running a chain of brothels for most of your life" conversation with your mother, then you're doing a lot better than Vivie Warren. In Mrs. Warren's Profession, open-minded, Cambridge-educated Vivie comes home from college at the turn of the 20th century and is shocked to learn that her entrepreneurial mother financed her education by working as a madam. Sensibilities clash in this dramedy about the business of pleasure, the economics of necessity and the ties that bind -- until they don't. After this show at A Noise Within in Pasadena, you'll never look at your parents the same way again.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pm
He started from the bottom ... well, not so much the bottom -- more like, started from the middle class, and now he's at the peak of his fame. With millions of fans and a massive cult following, Drizzy fans will be all about this birthday tribute party to the biggest sweetheart of the rap industry. You'll see people toting Drake head cutoff props as everyone grooves out to hits new and old, from "Best I Ever Had" to "Hold on We're Going Home." Don't forget to snap a pic at the Drake-themed photobooth, and every time you hear that "Hotline Bling," you know it's time to grab another Drake-inspired cocktail -- Oh, the possibilities! It all goes down at the historic Florentine Gardens in Los Angeles, where your parents likely partied like it was 1999 back in the day.
Experience both laughter and chills as Charles Addams' weird and wonderful characters creep their way into the Canyon Theatre Guild Playhouse in the L.A. area for The Addams Family -- A New Musical. In this fiendishly delightful award-winning musical comedy, Wednesday Addams -- now a grown-up princess of darkness -- has fallen for a normal boy from a respectable family and has invited him and his parents to the family mansion for a meet-and-greet gone gothic. Sit back and savor the horrific hospitality of Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Grandma, Lurch and everyone's favorite weirdo, Uncle Fester, as the special occasion brings out the best -- and worst -- in everyone involved.
Saint Rocke's Totally Wayback Wednesdays invites Bill Idol tribute Idol X to take the stage in Hermosa Beach for a session of punk rock and new wave hits, along with tunes that Generation X would approve of. A four-piece band, Idol X dresses to impress with a glorious mess of black leather, chains and some blonde spikes to go with it. It'll be easy to fall back into the decade with glowing multi-colored spotlights and hits like "Dancing With Myself," "White Wedding," "Eyes Without a Face" and "Rebel Yell."
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Looking for something fun to do this October for the fall and Halloween season that leaves the scary element behind? Then bring the kids and come celebrate with Happy Halloween House. Bubble, bubble, toil, and trouble, what happens when you take one part not-haunted house, one part show and one part trick-or-treat and combine it all? The most fun family event of the season! Join your favorite characters and some new ones on a Halloween adventure that will have you stomping your feet, dancing in your seat, feeling great and happy that it's fall and pumpkin spice time! Come trick-or-treat and dance to the Halloween beat at the Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 12:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 12:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 12:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pm
Put together outdoor screenings of popular movies, live music from up-and-coming local bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks and you've got the perfect night out in L.A. Street Food Cinema features a different lineup of eats and entertainment each week for a fantastic variety of fun under the stars at Street Food Cinema: Pacific Palisades. Grab some blankets, pillows, picnic items -- even your dog -- and come on out. Films are screened in high-def DLP projection, with cinema quality picture and sound.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm -- Jurassic Park (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Design & Dine has crafted a perfect afternoon to satisfy both your creativity and your cravings: a class where you can tap into your artistic side while munching and drinking. Guided by life coach Elizabeth Simone, you'll paint mandalas (circular symbols seen in art, spirituality and nature). This two-hour session takes place at Great Maple in Torrance; you can buy dishes and drinks from their modern American menu. There's no experience necessary and all the painting supplies are provided for you. When you're done, use your mandala masterpiece as a beautiful decoration, meditation tool, or a great conversation piece.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 4:30pmSunday January 14, 2018 / 4:30pmSunday February 11, 2018 / 4:30pm
Adapted from the chilling horror novel by Susan Hill (and also turned into the film starring Daniel Radcliffe), The Woman in Black is a classic ghost story playing at The Crown in North Hollywood. A lawyer who's recently experienced a tragedy believes his family is cursed. He then hires a skeptical actor to retell his tale, the instance in which he saw "the woman in black" -- who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was killed.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday November 2, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pm
Come face-to-face with your favorite celebs at The Hollywood Show -- the only place you'll get the chance to meet and purchase autographs and photos from literally scores of stars under one roof -- at Westin Los Angeles Airport. Every edition of the expo features a different assortment of TV and movie stars from the '60s, '70s, '80s and beyond. Going stronger than ever since its first event in L.A. in 1979, The Hollywood Show also boasts an array of vendors selling comic books, posters, autographs, vintage magazines and other entertainment memorabilia. Please see the full event listing for a link to the continuously updated lineup.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 10:00am (Early Bird Admission at 9:00am)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 10:00am (Early Bird Admission at 9:00am)
Three years after Hurricane Katrina, 14-year-old runaway Kali and her mother Eunice return to the dismantled New Orleans to recover the pieces of their broken life in this poignant drama. Upon learning that Kali is pregnant, the two part ways and Kali befriends the remaining denizens of the city. Meanwhile, it's up to Eunice to decide if she's ready to come to terms with her womanhood and gather the strength to truly become a mother again. Watch the two learn to move forward in Runaway Home at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles.
Penned by award-winning Broadway playwright Sharr White (The Snow Geese, The Other Place, Annapurna) and billed as "a rollicking Gothic Western tale," Stupid Kid captures the homecoming of Chick Ford, who's just spent more than a decade in prison despite proclaiming his innocence -- only to find his family socially shunned, broke and dependent on his dangerously shady uncle. The world premiere of this character-driven dark comedy takes the stage at the Road on Magnolia, in the NoHo Senior Arts Colony.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pm
Eugene Ionesco was the master of the Theater of the Absurd, a dramatic genre where the world is incomprehensible and anything can happen. His play Rhinoceros, at Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, is set in a small village where the inhabitants are transforming, one by one, into rhinoceroses. Only Bérenger, the central character, seems immune to the metamorphosis. The Los Angeles Times praised Rhinoceros for its "precise comic timing and cleanly individuated characterizations." Written during the aftermath of World War II, the Ovation Recommended play served as a harsh criticism of the circumstances that led to widespread acceptance of fascism and Nazism. To this day, it remains a pointed and timely critique of conformity, mass culture and allowing society to set the definition of morality.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pm
Hundreds of feet below downtown Los Angeles, a lost civilization's ancient treasure awaits discovery, and Escape Room LA's The Cavern is waiting for you to find it. Join the expedition for an interactive live-action adventure in which you'll descend into a mysterious underground lair where the mission begins to go horribly wrong. Trapped in the depths of the creepy cavern, you'll have less than an hour to escape, working with your team to find clues and solve the challenging puzzles needed to break free and climb back to the glorious light of day. Will you make it?
Tuesday October 24, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 9:30pm
The beautiful Cafe Sevilla invites guests to come and enjoy a magical evening of Spanish and Gypsy flamenco dance, an authentic three-course meal and an atmosphere of European elegance and Mediterranean spirit. Celebrating its 25th year, Sevilla is a fixture in Long Beach, and its flamenco dinner-show showcases a variety of dancers, singers, percussionists and guitarists. Adding to the gypsy vibe, Saturday shows will feature a live belly dancer. The included dinner features a salad, the famous Spanish dish paella Valenciana or short rib/salmon duet, and for dessert, crema Catalana, the restaurant's award-winning chocolate espresso creme brulee. A tapas menu, full bar, eclectic wine list and other menu upgrades are also available for a la carte purchase.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 25, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday December 23, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday January 6, 2018 / 7:00pm
In this world premiere comedy, Ibsen's characters from Hedda Gabler, who know the play insanely well after centuries of performances, try desperately to keep the play afloat. At the same time, Hedda tries just as desperately to sabotage the plot in order to avoid her pending demise. The misadventures that ensue continue to raise the stakes of hilarity to a fevered pitch. And if Hedda succeeds in her quest to live, will this classic theatrical work ever be performed again? Enjoy Resolving Hedda at The Victory Theatre Center in Burbank.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 4:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 4:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 8:00pm
Cap your weekend off with over-the-top looks, laughs and heaping helpings of shade, courtesy of the Drag Brunch party, stomping its way into L.A. on Sundays. Stars from the RuPaul's Drag Race dynasty descend upon Viva Hollywood, including fierce firebrand Gia Gunn, death drop expert Laganja Estranja, Season 1 stunner Ongina and corn-popping cut-up Jasmine Masters. Hosted by Vicky Vox and DJ Rhea Litre, it's a fresh and fabulous makeover of the typical long lines-for-avocado toast drudgery. The Queen's VIP package gets you front-of-stage seating so you can see every lash and lip quiver up close, plus you can pose for a photo op with the divas. You'll also get your fill of Mexican-style brunch dishes and Latin-inspired drinks.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 11:30amSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 11:30amSunday November 5, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday November 12, 2017 / 11:30amSunday November 12, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday November 19, 2017 / 11:30amSunday November 19, 2017 / 2:00pm
South Carolina-bred Cephus Miles has just been released from prison for refusing to serve in the Vietnam War. Having lost his land to tax collectors, he heads north to the big city -- where, despite its rewards and glamour, he learns that home is where his heart truly belongs. The International City Theatre brings this relatable show to Long Beach.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday November 2, 2017 / 8:00pm
It's one of the valley's biggest brew fests of the year! Plenty of fun will be on tap -- as will more than 85 craft beers from dozens of the best-loved breweries in the biz -- at the massive Burbank Beer Festival & Fall Street Fair in Downtown Burbank. Along with tastings of your favorite brews and some new faves you're sure to discover, there'll be live music and a Fall Street Fair featuring art vendors, handcrafted products and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Downtown Burbank Partnership and the Gen Giammanco Foundation.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / Noon–3:00pm (Session 1)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 4:00pm–7:00pm (Session 2)
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.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:30pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 3:30pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 3:30pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday November 19, 2017 / 3:30pm
Meet new friends at this fun event for adults of all ages. The night kicks off with a fun mixer game for an ice breaker. That'll be followed by an entertaining keynote address from Rich Gosse, who will discuss his new book, The Donald Trump Syndrome: Why Women Choose the Wrong Men to Love. Then it's time for a dance party with your favorite Top 40 hits. Don't miss the California Singles Convention at The Continental Club in downtown Los Angeles.
The waters off Dana Point are a whale- and dolphin-watching haven, and Dana Wharf's boat captains are masters at spotting the majestic mammals. During this two-hour seafaring voyage, your captain will keep you entertained with interesting facts and anecdotes as you scout out whales (gray or blue, depending on the season), three different types of dolphin, sea lions and more. Dana Wharf, the originator of whale watching in Orange County, has an 85 percent success rate at spotting marine mammals. They guarantee you'll see whales or dolphins during the voyage -- or you'll ride again for free.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / NoonSunday October 22, 2017 / NoonSaturday October 28, 2017 / NoonSunday October 29, 2017 / Noon
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 October 21, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday November 25, 2017 / 6:00pm
Greed, corruption and graft rule supreme at Captain Greedy's Carnival, a delightfully malicious musical satire for the here and now. The Actors' Gang season opener follows the story of four innocents who are blinded by the promise of instant riches and take the bait of a legendary con man. Sound familiar? Enter a world of freaks, illusions, terrifying exhibitions and strange amusements inside Captain Greedy's Carnival, an old-time sideshow designed to deceive.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday November 2, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pm
Like no Dollface Dames show you've seen before, Freaky FUNhouse Burlesque is an immersive, after-dark experience that transforms North Hollywood's Bar-B-Que Bar into an intimate, tempting playground. As the show distorts your perceptions and excites your senses with its fully interactive experience -- filled with a rotating roster of special guests that include musicians, circus performers, songbirds and more -- you'll realize it's definitely not for the faint of heart. Experience the power of the tease with the Dollface Dames and Freaky FUNhouse Burlesque.
Be there when Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts Mahler at Walt Disney Concert Hall. This award-winning talent has already electrified audiences around the world and served as Music Director for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Salzburg Landestheater. And American soprano Janai Brugger, a favorite at New York's Metropolitan and the L.A. Opera, joins the festivities for Mahler's magical Symphony No. 4, a look at heaven through the eyes of a child. Violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer will also be on hand to perform a dramatic concerto by Shostakovich colleague and contemporary Mieczyslaw Weinberg.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pm
You're in for a night of fun and fantasy as the lights dim and L.A.-based theatrical burlesque troupe the Dollface Dames slink down the stairs and through the crowd. Now in their fourth year at the Britannia Pub, the Dames change up their show every week, offering a variety of burlesque acts and special guests. These ladies combine the art of the tease with fan dances, pointe, tap, contortion, magic, hoop tricks, singing, comedy and more. The sexy experience is spread out over three sets at Britannia Pub in Santa Monica.
Monday October 23, 2017 / 9:30pmMonday October 30, 2017 / 9:30pm
Can't go wrong with a Bud in one hand and a burger in the other as you take in a weekend day of racing at Santa Anita from the Bud Light Lounge. Along with the action at the track, you can also catch every available pro and/or college game on one of more than 20 HDTVs. As far as the grub goes, you can build your beef, chicken or black bean burger with your choice of bread, cheese, sauce, toppings (including bacon and avocado) and fries. And as far as the Budweiser and Bud Light goes, your first one's included and the rest are discounted.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 12:30pm–5:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 12:30pm–5:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 12:30pm–5:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 12:30pm–5:00pm
As one of the pioneers of funk, saxophonist Maceo Parker is a giant in his own right, but in this special concert, he'll be paying tribute to his hero, Ray Charles. Joining him in re-creating Charles' beloved songbook are the Ray Charles Orchestra and the legend's original backing singers, The Raelettes. Irresistibly soulful and energetic, Maceo Parker joined James Brown's band in 1964, remaining one of the Godfather of Soul's most prominent band members until 1970. He went on to play with George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, before launching a full-time solo career. Today, this unstoppable 74-year-old still blows with the best of them. Don't miss this musical celebration at the Valley Performing Arts Center.
A mysterious shipment has arrived, containing an ancient mirror ... with a deadly secret! Welcome to your first shift at work, as an employee in a grimy shipping and receiving warehouse. Can you survive your first night shift? Bridging the elements of haunts, immersive theatre and escape rooms, Night Shift fully immerses you in a terrifying storyline that is filled with objectives and interactions with the inhabitants of a Downtown L.A. warehouse. Night Shift is a unique, immersive haunted escape experience presented by Rachel Foti, owner of Horror Escapes LA, and off-Broadway theatre director Robert Glen Decker.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday October 19, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 9:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 9:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 7:00pm
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.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday November 25, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday December 2, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday December 9, 2017 / 9:30pm
A former college football star, Eric Bellinger traded in his cleats for a pen and became one of R&B's most gifted songwriters, penning smashes for Usher, Justin Bieber and Chris Brown. Now, he's branching out into a solo career of his own, blending rap and R&B for a seductive, playful mix that has seen his star rise. See him perform live at SOL Venue in Carson.
Spend a relaxing evening outdoors with a brush in one hand and a glass of wine or craft beer glass in the other, at this Drink, Paint, Create gathering. Whether you're a novice painter or an experienced artist, this event at the Claim Jumper in Burbank offers a fun and relaxing way to express your creativity. All the materials you need to create your own masterpiece are provided for you, including an easel, canvas and paint, of course, and you can purchase food and drink from the venue.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday November 12, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday November 19, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday November 26, 2017 / 2:00pm
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.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday November 25, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday December 2, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday December 9, 2017 / 1:00pm
The Dreamer Examines His Pillow is a striking, surreal study of the often bizarre byways that love between men and women can follow. Told in three related scenes, the play uses indirection and richly evocative language to make its unsettling but ultimately illuminating points. See this Stage Raw "Pick of the Week" at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pm
DBA Studio Production's run of David Harrower's explosive psychodrama Blackbird begins with the reunion of Una and Ray 15 years after their sexually abusive relationship -- when Una was 12 and Ray was 40. The two haven't seen each other in the years since. Bold, controversial and raw, the 2007 Olivier Award winner for Best Play will shake you to your core as it ignites the stage at the Great Scott Theatre at The MET in a work that deftly handles difficult subject matter with blunt objectivity.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:30pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pm
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 October 22, 2017 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)Sunday November 26, 2017 / All Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)
Styx founding member Dennis DeYoung -- responsible for writing and singing seven of the band's eight Top 10 hits -- now re-creates the supergroup's music live with his own six-piece band at The Rose in Pasadena. Styx had huge success in the '70s, '80s and '90s with classic-rock favorites like "Lady," "Come Sail Away," "Babe," "Too Much Time on My Hands," "Mr. Roboto," "Grand Illusion" and more, and DeYoung and his distinctive tenor bring them all back, cementing his reputation as one of the most recognizable vocalist-composers in rock.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Her post-mortem instructions were hidden in a very specific place -- but in the time leading up to her mom's death, the character at the center of Under the Jello Mold uncovered far more about her than could be contained in any envelope. Enjoy this comedy about life, loss and being of sound mind and body at the Whiteface Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday November 12, 2017 / 3:00pmSunday November 12, 2017 / 7:00pm
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 October 20, 2017 / 11:00amSaturday October 21, 2017 / 11:00amSunday October 22, 2017 / 11:00amFriday October 27, 2017 / 11:00amSaturday October 28, 2017 / 11:00amSunday October 29, 2017 / 11:00am
This innovative art and design show features collaborations between WiseLiving, Last Ditch Design and street/studio artists like Big Sleeps, Karlos Marquez, Moncho1929 and Prime. The show at Cisco Brothers in Los Angeles will feature four vignettes - open rooms showcasing custom designed and painted furniture by each artist, along with new, original wall pieces. Each piece of furniture was produced by WiseLiving and custom designed by Last Ditch Design for each artist. The opening night reception will include an open champagne bar, hors d'oeuvres and artist meet-and-greets.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pm-10:00pm (VIP Reception Starts at 5:00pm)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 12:00pm-5:00pm
I Am Not a Comedian ... I'm Lenny Bruce stars Ronnie Marmo as the stand-up comic and social commentator, with three-time Emmy nominee Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) directing. Bruce's passionate crusades for free speech led to obscenity charges and arrests, paving the way for the honest and uncensored acts of Richard Pryor and George Carlin, among many more. Stage Scene LA calls this solo performance at NoHo's Theatre 68 "scabrously funny" and "heartbreakingly poignant."
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 5:00pm
California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks sheds light on the art of contemporary female photographers with its exhibit Exposed: The Female Lens in a Post-Identity Era? The collection offers a photographic examination of identity through the artistry of some of the most compelling photographers working in California today. Curated by Lynn Farrand and Laura PG Lewis, the exhibit features works by "fabricated photographs" pioneer Jo Ann Callis, as well as thought-provoking pieces by Arden Surdam, Gay Ribisi, Andréanne Michon, Sant Khalsa and Sandra Klein.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / NoonThursday October 19, 2017 / NoonFriday October 20, 2017 / NoonSaturday October 21, 2017 / NoonWednesday October 25, 2017 / NoonThursday October 26, 2017 / NoonFriday October 27, 2017 / NoonSaturday October 28, 2017 / Noon
Head to the sexiest venue in Long Beach, the underground speakeasy Harvelle's, for a night of comedy and burlesque. There you'll catch some of the biggest names and fastest-rising stars on the comedy circuit -- including comedians seen regularly on top late night shows, hit sitcoms and comedy specials on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central -- who often pop in to try out new material. You'll also get to enjoy burlesque by professional local dancers, who will present the city's finest adults-only, risque romp. Don't miss this show, which pits stand-up comedians and sultry striptease dancers together in a classic vintage environment.
Tuesday October 17, 2017 / 8:30pmTuesday October 24, 2017 / 8:30pmTuesday November 7, 2017 / 8:30pmTuesday November 14, 2017 / 8:30pmTuesday November 28, 2017 / 8:30pm
Time Alone traces the parallel journeys of a young man convicted of killing a gang rival, and a woman whose son -- a police officer -- is murdered in the line of duty. Both end up in places of extreme loneliness: a solitary confinement prison cell, and the silent house of the bereaved. As time itself seems to unravel, their tales both contrast and mirror each other, providing answers to each other's questions -- until they find new doors to life. Belle Reve Theatre Company brings the world premiere of Time Alone, by Oscar-nominated writer Alessandro Camon, to the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins and Alex Hernandez, star, with Bart DeLorenzo directing.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 5:00pmMonday October 23, 2017 / 7:30pm
In this cat-and-mouse dramatic thriller by Jeffrey Hatcher, three of Picasso's paintings have been stolen from their Jewish owners by Nazis. Considered to be the works of a degenerate (the artist's contempt for fascists and the German occupation of Paris was well-known), the Nazi Ministry of Propaganda assigns a shrewd interrogator with the task of tricking Picasso himself into confirming the paintings' authenticity in order that they might be destroyed. When Picasso finds out that the "exhibition" to which he's been invited is actually to be a burning, it will take all of his talent to prevent the destruction of his work.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pm (English)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (English)Friday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pm (English)Saturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pm (English)Friday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pm (English)Saturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pm (English)Friday November 10, 2017 / 8:00pm (English)Saturday November 11, 2017 / 8:00pm (English)
Forget the airport -- the quickest way to get from Long Beach to Spain is an evening of authentic Spanish entertainment and cuisine at Alegria Cocina Latina's Ultimate Flamenco Dinner Show Experience. Full of passionate dance and vibrant guitar playing, Andalusia-native La Sole-Yvette Garcia's artistically diverse show encompasses the culturally rich, technically intricate art of flamenco. Along with an evening's worth of exceptional entertainment, you'll enjoy Alegria's delicious Spanish and Latin American cuisine, which includes classic dishes like paella Valenciana and a sinful tres leches cake. Please see the full event description for detailed menu information.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 25, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday December 2, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday December 9, 2017 / 7:00pm
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 October 18, 2017 / 7:30pm (Attention)Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 9:30pm (Friend Zone)Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:30pm (Erikka Innes)Friday October 20, 2017 / 9:30pm (Erikka Innes)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pm (Erikka Innes)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 9:30pm (Erikka Innes)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 9:00pm (Comic Cabana)Wednesday October 25, 2017 / 9:30pm (Kuddelmuddel)
Don't worry about this Halloween house because there's absolutely nothing haunted about it! Bring the little ones to this festive show, complete with your favorite witchy characters as you bubble, bubble, toil and trouble the night away at the Agoura Hills Calabasas Community Center. One of the most fun family events of the season, the Creative Arts Complex will make sure everyone is stomping their feet and dancing in their seat.
Sally Spectre the Musical is probably the only musical ever written about the ghost of a girl with a hatchet in her head. Come check it out at Theatre West when they do a costumed multimedia reading of it in Hollywood. The night doubles as a Halloween party too, where there'll be live music and a costume contest, plus "adult beverages" so be sure to show up in your finest.
Author Alice Hoffman discusses her new book, The Rules of Magic, the spellbinding prequel to Practical Magic, at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including the Oprah's Book Club selection Here on Earth. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is a story about the power of love reminding us that the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself.
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.
A marriage is at the heart of I Do! I Do!, an intimate and nostalgic work by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (The Fantasticks). Written as a star vehicle for theatre legends Mary Martin and Robert Preston, the original Broadway production received seven Tony Award nominations. The show begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day. Their vows behind them, they look forward to spending the rest of their lives together. We watch as they go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family and negotiate midlife crises. Find out if the power of their love can weather all storms when this romantic musical lights up the stage of the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pm
For all you Walking Dead fans, this haunted maze may be the perfect chance to live out all your zombie-fighting fantasies. Zombie Town Los Angeles is a live action battle that puts you at the head of the operation. You'll be armed with a state-of-the-art laser gun to cover 10 acres of land that'll be teeming with these heartless monsters. A fitting adrenaline rush, Zombie Town is the perfect Halloween festivity to pregame the trick-or-treat sugar high. Here, only head shots count -- and if you aren't careful you may get "infected."
Saturday October 21, 2017 / Various TimesSaturday October 28, 2017 / Various Times
Since 1977, L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre has been inspiring, training, developing and nurturing improvisational talent in performers of all ages. With a list of alumni that includes Will Ferrell, Matthew Perry and Chris Kattan, L.A. Connection has been the launchpad for some of the biggest names in comedy. Their long-running hit show Improv Comedy for Kids by Teens features a talented cast of young improvisers who create a show based on audience suggestions in the style of the hit series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Running for years at its Sherman Oaks location, this improv extravaganza at L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre in Burbank is an event the whole family can enjoy.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 5:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 5:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 5:00pmFriday November 24, 2017 / 5:00pm
L.A.'s legendary Groundlings Theatre troupe presents its latest and greatest main stage show, Groundlings of the Corn. It's an evening of sketches and some improvisation, always original and always hilarious.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pm
Riveting. Powerful. Relevant. Patricia Racette, one of the great singing actresses of our time, stars as Magda Sorel in politically charged refugee thriller The Consul. Magda is pleading for a visa to save her persecuted family, but is confronted with a soul-destroying consular bureaucracy where "your name is a number," and "your story is a case." This suspenseful drama at Lawndale's Centinela Valley Center for the Arts holds your attention from beginning to end and won both the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical and the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:30pm
Spontaneous, experimental and wildly creative, the House of Vibe crew is a loose group of producers, vocalists, talented musicians and special guests who put on exciting performances sure to get you and your friends moving on the dance floor. House of Vibe's fluid live shows combine rock, jazz, hip-hop and R&B, all on the fly, so every performance is different. Expect electrifying experimentation, solid grooves and nothing short of musical excellence when the Vibe All-Stars kick off at Harvelle's Santa Monica.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 9:30pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 9:30pm
Happy Hour tells the story of casual conversation and its limits, whether it be among friends, lovers, strangers or servers. Our story follows a trio of millennial friends, two of whom are engaged and the third primed to be best man, as they attend a happy hour for drinks and snacks. Conversation carries on wryly amongst the three as well as the waitress that the best man finds attractive, that is, until an older woman appears, celebrating her birthday by herself and in search of friendship. Polite conversation begins to crumble as the woman forces her way into the trio with curious questions about them and their lives. Bring a friend and maybe make a new one when Happy Hour: The Play comes to Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pm
A young woman falls in love with a total stranger she meets on the subway. After giving the man her actual beating heart, he disappears--leading this unlikely heroine on a quest to retrieve her heart, accidentally cracking open those of others she meets along the way. Whimsical, quirky, and wildly original, the play pushes on the ever stranger phenomenon of physical human interaction in the age of technology. Why is it that we are ever more connected and yet we have never felt more alone? With Love and a Major Organ is an eccentric, edgy comedy about what it costs to give your heart away, and what happens when you discover you actually have one. See it at Boston Court Performing Arts Center.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pm
The Los Angeles Times called Toledo "the coolest cat working in Hollywood." A soul singer, jazz man, poet, dancer, choreographer and connoisseur of haberdashery, he also might just be of the most dramatic and entertaining performers you'll ever see. His vocal stylings have been compared to Tom Waits, Marvin Gaye, Sly Stone and Barry White, while his music has been described as "avant-jazz," "acid jazz," "gangsta jazz," "beat poetry," and "funked-up spoken word." Don't miss The Toledo Show at Harvelle's Santa Monica.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors open at 8:00pm)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors open at 8:00pm)
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.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday December 9, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday December 9, 2017 / 9:00pm
As rich in imagery as it is unsettling in tone, afterlife: a ghost story at The Avery Schreiber Playhouse in North Hollywood explores the fragility of the human psyche and the lingering effects of great loss. An impending storm forces couple Connor and Danielle to return to their beachfront home for the first time since the loss of their son. They attempt to secure their house while trying to pick up the pieces of their fractured lives. They are welcomed by dead fishes littering the shore, enormous black birds that appear to be waiting and watching and a familiar voice whispering from the waves, calling to them. When the storm hits sooner than expected, they are thrust into another dimension, where they confront their tragedy and learn how to cope with the pain of remembering.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pm
Looking for the best burlesque in Los Angeles? Bobbie Burlesque Presents is an always-entertaining show featuring sexy striptease artists, circus feats and more. The ever-changing mix of male and female headliners, variety acts and acrobatic aerialists is designed to provide a different, yet equally stimulating, entertainment experience each time out. A legend on the local scene, boylesque star Bobbie Burlesque has been producing cutting-edge cabaret shows for more than a decade, and was chosen as one of the area's best purveyors of the form by TimeOut Los Angeles. Now he's bringing the party to Harvelle's Long Beach.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 9:00pm (Seduction Burlesque)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 11:00pm (Seduction Burlesque)Saturday November 18, 2017 / 9:00pm (Seduction Burlesque)Saturday November 18, 2017 / 11:00pm (Seduction Burlesque)Friday December 1, 2017 / 9:00pm (Tim Burton Burlesque)Friday December 1, 2017 / 11:00pm (Tim Burton Burlesque)Saturday December 16, 2017 / 9:00pm (Seduction Burlesque)Saturday December 16, 2017 / 11:00pm (Seduction Burlesque)
With hits like "Dead Man's Party," "Just Another Day" and "Weird Science," Oingo Boingo was one of the most rollicking bands of the '80s. Now you can hear their songs played live by some of the Southern California band's original members. Oingo Boingo Dance Party features Sam "Sluggo" Phipps on saxophone, Carl Graves on keyboards and backing vocals, and Doug Legacy on keyboards. Joining them are some outstanding musicians, including Chris Paul Overall on lead vocals and Mike the Spike on rhythm guitar/vocals. Catch all your favorite Boingo hits and at this special dance party at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
The Colburn Orchestra returns to Pasadena's Ambassador Auditorium for a program sampling greats across eras of classical music. Mozart's beloved and playful overture to The Marriage of Figaro opens the concert. Then, young violin virtuoso Aubree Oliverson performs Dvorak's rich and colorful Violin Concerto. Finally, John Adams' Harmonielehre, a study in harmony originally manifested in the composer's dreams, closes out this exciting concert.
In Hello Stranger, a man has mixed feelings about returning to his hometown in the Inland Empire for his 30 year high school reunion. But after encounters with mysterious persons among the familiar locations of his childhood, he finds himself drawn to stay. Against the backdrop of the Day of the Dead Festival, he sets forth on a journey through his past, dreams and memories, uncovering dark secrets about the town and his deceased mother. Explore the world of Hello Stranger at Theatre of Note in Hollywood.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday November 2, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pm
Known as much for his volcanic temper as for his work in film and on stage, the phrase "difficult actor" could well've 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 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Award-winner to complete the actor's magnum opus, a one-man show about Jesus Christ, which was driven off stage by outraged theater-goers. In addition to the performance of The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski, the Blank's Second Stage Theater will host an exhibit featuring relics, curios, film installations, live conversations and more about the actor.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pm
Now entertaining amateur sleuths across the country, The Dinner Detective makes its way to the Holiday Inn Burbank Media Center to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 6:00pm
Micky Dolenz shot to fame as the lead singer on some of The Monkees' biggest hits, including "Last Train to Clarksville," "I'm a Believer" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday." The group began their careers in the '60s, starring as an imaginary band struggling to make it on their eponymous TV show. Happily for the four actors who played The Monkees, they had no difficulty achieving pop superstardom themselves. Dolenz has since performed in musicals on Broadway and London's West End, and toured the world as a solo artist. Now you can hear some of The Monkees' greatest hits, along with selections from musical roles he's played, when Dolenz hits the stage at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Also on the bill is Felix Cavaliere. A founding member of the Rascals, he's also a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriter Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and the Grammy Hall of Fame. The Rascals' topped the charts with memorable hits including "Good Lovin'," "Groovin'," "How Can I Be Sure," "A Beautiful Morning" and "People Gotta Be Free."
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
U2 frontman Bono orders a pizza delivery in a desperate attempt to find what he's looking for: a link to his working class roots. That's the set-up for this trippy, award-winning parody of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. The Irish icon waits in his castle (presumably located where the streets have no name), wracked with guilt over his own success and longing to discuss "real life" with the delivery person. But bandmate The Edge wants no part of his socio-spiritual experiment and rejects any criticisms of his hard-earned rock star life. This surprisingly deep comedy skewers celebrity culture, blind faith and pretentious theater while searching for the meaning of art in a hyper-capitalist society. Watch rockers wax faux-philosophical when fringe fest favorite Bono and The Edge Waiting for Godomino's comes to the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 10:00pm
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 October 20, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 10:00pm
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 and sample a favorite local street food. Your entertaining guides will share the history of these hotspots, 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 October 19, 2017 / 5:30pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 5:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 5:30pm
Watch 1919 Mexican silent film El Automóvil Gris (The Grey Automobile) and be mesmerized by a live accompanying performance from the world-renowned Mexican band Troker. This classic tale of cops and robbers is considered one of the most important cinematic works in silent film history. It'll come to live with an innovative fusion of jazz, funk, prog rock, DJ scratching and traditional mariachi.
Celebrate Oktoberfest this year at the Santa Clarita Valley's tribute to the original festival in Munich, Germany. You'll enjoy a variety of German and German-style beers, along with authentic food, music and games. The party will be held in the Crystal Palace Flemish Spiegeltent, adding to the authentic ambiance. The original festival in Bavaria lasts for 16 days and attracts more than six million visitors each year. While the Santa Clarita Oktoberfest can't quite match those numbers, each general admission ticket does include your first beer.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 6:00pm
Learn to make your own skin care products, from melt-and-pour soaps to bath bombs. This 75-minute DIY crafting class will cover the benefits of different essential oils and guide you through choosing the perfect scent to add to your soaps. You can also discover skin care tips at this Hacienda Heights Community Center class. Bring a glass measuring cup and get ready for some foamy fun.
Micky Dolenz shot to fame as the lead singer on some of The Monkees' biggest hits, including "Last Train to Clarksville," "I'm a Believer" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday." The group began their careers in the '60s, starring as an imaginary band struggling to make it on their eponymous TV show. Happily for the four actors who played The Monkees, they had no difficulty achieving pop superstardom themselves. Dolenz has since performed in musicals on Broadway and London's West End, and toured the world as a solo artist. Now you can hear some of The Monkees' greatest hits, along with selections from musical roles he's played, when Dolenz hits the stage at The Canyon in Agoura Hills.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Pinballing between comedic riffs and lightning-quick sleight of hand, magician John Carney will leave you laughing and wondering, 'How'd he do that!?" Carney's popular act has won more awards from Hollywood's Magic Castle than anyone in its history, and now he's ready to bring his hilarious audience participation segments and multiple character switch-ups back to the GTC Burbank stage following a sold-out run in January. You won't see any big boxes, tigers, dancing girls or lasers in Carney Magic -- just a quirky, likable guy, cracking-wise and showing off the magical comedy chops that earned him oohs and ahhs on Late Show with David Letterman.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 3:00pm
This participatory theater program examines the conflicting mandates of contemporary immigration policy and the precepts of constitutional freedoms. Part of the Trial by Jury series, the event features a short film dramatizing a deportation trial, followed by a live audience debate about the case and its underlying issues. Should cherished rights and liberties be extended to non-citizens residing in the United States, and if so, do those rights supersede the ideological imperatives of political power? Ultimately, you, the audience vote to affirm or renounce existing immigration policy. Weigh in when A Case of Deportation comes to the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
What makes Hollywood so weird? Is it the culture, the people or something supernatural? Honestly, it's everything, which makes this neighborhood so wonderfully kooky and endearing. Grab your cameras, ghost gear and otherworldly curiosity for a walking tour packed with haunted locations and scary stories in La La Land. Step into the shoes of the fallen stars of Hollywood and peer into the grisly fates that fame and fortune had in store for them. In between sights, you'll take a break at a haunted bar to make the rest of the journey extra enjoyable. Meet at the Manor on Vine for a stroll through Hollywood with the ghost hosts with the most.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:00pm
Frontman Screamin' Dave teams up with his partners in crime, The Blind Lemon Peel All-Stars, at Harvelle's Santa Monica. The L.A.-based blues band features local legends, Ray Brundidge, Lucky Lloyd, Craig Kimbrough and D.J. Ison. They'll wail through a set of traditional blues, high-octane originals and some quirky riffs thrown in between.
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.
Tuesday October 24, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday October 31, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday November 7, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday November 14, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday November 21, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday November 28, 2017 / 7:00pm
Be there as some of the top improvisers in Los Angeles perform comedic songs, sketches and games based on suggestions from you and a worldwide audience. Hosted by Second City alum and founder of The Improv Trick, Bill Chott (The Ringer, Wizards of Waverly Place), Live on Fire can be enjoyed every Friday night at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 10:30pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 10:30pm
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.
The latest production from Santa Monica Playhouse, Red Sand is an innovative and unusual piece of physical theater. It faces the various facets of loss and hope, on a personal and global level, with heart, humor and a touch of absurdity. Presented through a series of revolving stories, Red Sand is at once non-linear, chaotic, cathartic and undeniably relatable.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 8:00pm
Join Whitefire Theatre for an all-new round of Fall Shorts in Sherman Oaks, an evening of 10 original short comedy plays from playwrights Thomas J. Misuraca, Bruce Kane, Brian Wallace, Tony Nunes, Merryn Landry, Devin Calderone, Gary Goldstein, Dave Caplan and Kate Warner.
Tuesday October 24, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday October 31, 2017 / 8:00pm
What makes you tick? For Anthony Gruppuso, it's musical theater... and a little bit of family dysfunction. Join him on a visit to his shrink where he attempts to dissect his life, his showbiz career, his family and his undying enthusiasm for musical theater. He'll take you on a journey through the Broadway canon, performing both popular favorites and lesser-known gems with his one-man show, The Face Behind the Face, Behind the Face. After performances in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and several film/TV credits, the talented actor and vocalist storms Hollywood's Theatre West.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pm
Add a twist to date night, girls' night out or simply me time with Drink, Paint, Create. Dark Horse Tavern in Tarzana hosts this artistic affair, where you can unleash your inner Picasso. Your artist guides provide the supplies and step-by-step instructions on how to complete your painting in two hours. Order a drink, let those creative juices flow and you'll be taking home your very own masterpiece to show off to friends and family.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 6:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 6:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday November 1, 2017 / 6:00pmWednesday November 8, 2017 / 6:00pmWednesday November 15, 2017 / 6:00pmWednesday November 22, 2017 / 6:00pmWednesday November 29, 2017 / 6:00pm
Bash, three one act plays by Neil LaBute, the renowned writer/director of In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, forms a trio of unforgettable accounts: Medea Redux centers on a woman remembering her complex and ultimately tragic relationship with her grade school English teacher; Iphigenia in Orem finds a Utah businessman confiding in a stranger in a Las Vegas hotel room and confessing a most chilling crime; and A Gaggle of Saints focuses on a young Mormon couple seperately recounting the violent events of an anniversary weekend in New York City. All three are unblinking portraits of evil in everyday life, exhibiting LaBute's signature raw lyrical intensity. See them at Los Angeles' Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm
If you like the long-running TV improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? then you'll love ComedySportz, a fun, fast-paced live comedy show that's great for the whole family. Watch two teams battle for laughs -- and points -- as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. Full of off-the-cuff humor and unpredictable moments, it's never the same show twice at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The longest-running stage show in Los Angeles, ComedySportz has been turning great improv into hilarious sport for more than 25 years.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 10:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 10:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pm
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.
Welcome to the jungle; they've got stripping dames. Get ready to rock out with the Hollywood Jane Revue -- named one of Thrillist's "best burlesque shows in Los Angeles" -- as they head-bang their way through a night of Rocktober Burlesque. Rockwell: Table & Stage makes way for plenty of guitar-shredding and clothes-shedding, featuring guest star Miss Hollywood Burlesque 2015 April Showers. Prepare to salute this tantalizing troupe of teasers because they're about to writhe to non-stop rock riffs cranked out by heavy metal heroes, hair bands and more.
While Steve Valentine made his mark on Crossing Jordan, his magic career is equally up to par. He's been named Close Up Magician of the Year twice by the Magic Castle, and he puts those unparalleled sleight of hand skills to good use in this intimate one-man show at the Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Part performance art and part magic act, Deceptions takes audiences on a wild ride through his extraordinary life, animating his hilarious, touching and dramatic stories with unbelievable illusions. Come see this performance as it custom molds to the immersive atmosphere of this elegant new space.
Film has the Oscar, television has the Emmy, and now the art of dance on both film and television has an award, too: the Choreo. From the splashy twirls and leaps on display in music videos to irresistible dance numbers on TV and in the movies, choreographers were responsible for some of the past year's most beloved moments on screens big and small. Watch groundbreaking artists get their much-deserved due as the sixth-annual World Choreography Awards show kicks into The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Choreos will be handed out for dance in commercials, live television events, digital media and other categories as rising-star choreographers of stage and screen deliver jaw-dropping performances throughout.
New Wave icons and early MTV pioneers The Motels had top ten hits with "Only the Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer," solidifying their position as one of the top bands of the '80s. Singer Martha Davis' soulful vocals are instantly recognizable, as are many of the Motels' other hits, including "Take the L," "Shame," "Shock," "Icy Red" and "Mission of Mercy." Whether you were there when The Motels first burst onto the music scene, or are just discovering them now, be there when the band -- fronted by a woman who The Los Angeles Times called "arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock" -- performs at The Rose in Pasadena.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Each month, L.A. stand-up showcase Horribly Funny delivers a night of over-the-top comedy that isn't for the easily offended. This time around, the lineup features Last Comic Standing finalist Theo Von, Bret Ernst (Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show) and Annie Lederman, of Chelsea Lately and @midnight. Also grabbing the mic at Lyric Hyperion Theatre, you'll see a slew of comedy club regulars, including Nick Guerra, Abby Roberge, Joe Dosch, Graig Agop, Chao Feng, Jessica Wellington, Eric Michaels, Michael D'Angelo and host Mary Basmadjian.
Collected Stories is a two-character drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies that takes an intimate look at the lives of a pair of writers, focusing on their friendship, ambitions, conflicts, rivalries and betrayals. Ruth Steiner is an established scribe from Greenwich Village in New York. Famous for her short stories, she wants to share her knowledge and passion with the next generation of young and hungry authors. But when Lisa Morrison arrives, Ruth may have got more than she bargained for in this intense and often funny play about art and the creative process at the Complex Hollywood.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 3:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pm
OMG, a grey hair -- welp, you can't stop aging (grrrr), but you can have the last laugh with this comedy special. There's Schumer's sex stories, Colbert's politics, Fallon's shenanigans and now Los Angeles' fav weatherman is bringing on the hilarities of getting older. Nothing is off limits for this baby boomer prophet's on point commentary -- from the evils of gravity, his mom's retirement community's pole dance class or his response to being called a senior citizen, "...at 55, with a hip replacement and a Viagra, I could be a porn star." Whether you grew up on YouTube cat videos, you got married in bell-bottoms or you are already living that shuffleboard life, you can shake off your wrinkle worries and revel in the Metamucil migration with An Evening With Fritz Coleman at The Colony Theatre with a comedian old enough that he performed stand-up for Carson, Leno and Fallon.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pm
Showbiz isn't easy -- just ask theater director Greg Berman, who has to trek all the way to the backwoods of England to try and get the rights to produce a staged adaptation of a classic mystery novel. Unfortunately for Greg, the rights are owned by a cantankerous hermit and American expatriate named Brendhan Wren, who lives in a remote, deserted farmhouse and spends most of his time drinking and abusing anybody foolish enough to get within shouting range. Over the course of one dark and stormy night, Greg and Brendhan engage in a bitter battle of wits and wills that eventually uncovers a deeply guarded secret involving sex, art, literature, forgery and even Francis Bacon. Tolstoy in Suffolk, a suspenseful and comic romp through the trials and travails of the creative process, is coming to Venue C Artists in Los Angeles.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 5:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 5:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pm
A five-time Grammy nominee, guitar hero Robben Ford is the real deal -- a blues-jazz guitar giant who's played and toured with such musical masters as Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Dizzy Gillespie, Bonnie Raitt and many more. He's released dozens of solo albums of blues and jazz, and is a featured sideman on numerous others. In fact, Musician magazine named him one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century." Jazz fusion guitar legend and multiple Grammy nominee Stanley Jordan also lends his virtuosic skills and smooth rhythms to this special concert. Famed for his unique finger-tap technique, Jordan's 1985 debut album Magic Touch topped the Billboard jazz charts for nearly a year, and he's since released more than a dozen albums, played prestigious festivals and collaborated with a wide variety of international artists including violinist Regina Carter, sax man Kenny Garrett, trumpeter Nicholas Payton and more. Catch both of these world-class musicians in concert at The Rose in Pasadena.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Hollywood bungalows ... crime ... smog ... death. Explore the mean streets that shaped pulp-fiction author Raymond Chandler's writing in a four-hour tour of downtown, Hollywood and surrounding areas. You'll visit the Los Angeles Athletic Club, the Larry Edmunds Bookshop, the Hotel Van Nuys, Paramount Studio's gates and much more, including a Chandler-themed gelato stop at East Hollywood cult favorite Scoops. Throughout the tour, your guide will share facts gleaned from published works, private correspondence, screenplays and film adaptations that reveal Chandler's search for meaning and his anti-hero Philip Marlowe's struggle to not be pigeonholed -- which led them both down the rabbit hole of isolation, depression and drink.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is an organization that showcases innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the L.A. community with a wide variety of great movie screenings. Presented at South Park Center, the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival features screenings of documentary, short and feature films that have been submitted from around the world. The program also offers post-screening Q&As and special events so the audience can meet the filmmakers.
Comedian Jason Love presents Laugh Out Loud Comedy, featuring headliners with credits ranging from Showtime and Comedy Central to The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Show With David Letterman and America's Got Talent. Round up your friends or take your sweetheart, and celebrate hump day monthly at the Paseo Camarillo Regency with some of the hottest stand-up comedians around and movie-theater concessions available for purchase. It's 90 minutes of live, "TV clean" laughs.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday November 1, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday December 6, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday January 3, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday February 7, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday March 7, 2018 / 7:30pm
New Wave icons and early MTV pioneers The Motels had Top 10 hits with "Only the Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer," making room for themselves as one of the top bands of the '80s. It doesn't hurt that they're fronted by Martha Davis, a woman the Los Angeles Times called "arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock," whose soulful vocals are instantly recognizable, as are many of the Motels' other hits, including "Take the L," "Shame," "Shock," "Icy Red" and "Mission of Mercy." The band continues to tour and record, and you can catch them on stage at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
L.A. Connection is moving its weekly flagship show from its Sherman Oaks Comedy Theatre to Burbank. In 2001: An Improv Odyssey, a rotating cast of veteran performers present short-form improv scenes and games in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway? They're known for their heavy interaction with the crowd, sometimes even inviting audience members up on stage to assist with popular recurring features like "Supply the Word" and "Repeat Performance." It's the same big laughs, just a different location!
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday November 25, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday December 2, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday December 9, 2017 / 9:00pm
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.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 6:00pm
Want to get away but lack the time or money? This daylong tour "takes you away" to all the best that Los Angeles has to offer. Explore on foot and by public transit as you get a feel for what it really means to live in Los Angeles. Sure, you'll see all the tourist musts like the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive and Venice Beach, but you'll also visit a hidden garden oasis on Hollywood Boulevard, learn about film and television history at a local media museum, and take a bike ride along the Pacific Ocean's famous beach path. Locals know that the best lunch to be had isn't in a fancy restaurant, but at the Farmers Market, which is a historic landmark that's been running continuously since 1934. You'll grab lunch from one (or more) of the plethora of food vendors before heading to a bakery and then on to a stroll along the glamorous Rodeo Drive. By the end of this 8-hour guided adventure, you'll come away feeling like you've gotten away -- and having a new appreciation for this wonderful city.
If you're looking to grow your business and attract more clients, this two-day seminar at the Courtyard by Marriott Burbank Airport is set to offer invaluable tips and tricks for success. A team of experts, including author and entrepreneur Sue Brooke, will walk you through how to create and optimize everything from your website and social-media channels to online sales systems and live streaming. Speakers will also give advice on marketing, branding, advertising and how to become a best-selling author. VIP tickets include special lunches and bonus sessions with the experts.
There's nothing quite as electrifying as live improvised comedy, and LPNSImprov troupe The MaD JaCKRaTS deliver a fun take on the art form with their monthly show Makin' a Movie. Each show is made up of three segments, which kick off with a suggestion from you, the audience. The talented group of improvisers then runs with the idea, weaving it into a hilarious scene on the spot. Wacky characters, both new and recurring, will have you in stitches as they deal with whatever off-the-wall scenario you throw at them. Don't miss The MaD JaCKRaTS at Theatre 68 in North Hollywood.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday November 19, 2017 / 7:30pm