New Jewish Dramedy "The Rabbi's Mission"Two women enter a rabbi's office: one his former girlfriend, the other a younger woman engaged to another man. No, this isn't the setup to a classic Jewish joke -- it's the premise of "The Rabbi's Mission", a dramedy that examines the thorny topic of what makes someone Jewish. Presented at T.U. Studios in North Hollywood, "The Rabbi's Mission" is a sequel to the highly successful "The Rabbi and the Shiksa" (but don't worry, you don't need to have seen the first play to enjoy this one!).
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" -- See the Tony-Winning PhenomenonWinner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Play, the acclaimed National Theatre production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is now touring North America. This Broadway phenomenon, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott ("War Horse"), in an adaptation by Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephen, brings Mark Haddon's internationally best-selling novel to thrilling life. When the curtain rises at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre, you'll meet 15-year-old Christopher Boone. Christopher has an extraordinary brain -- exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, Christopher sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
"Elvis Is In The Building": Short Plays, Monologues & MusicFrom the vivid imaginations of six different playwrights come seven short plays, all themed around Elvis Presley and intermingled with music. From aging Elvis impersonators to an Elvis imitator, from a glimpse into the life of a gay teenage boy in small-town Texas to the invention of the famous fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, each of the pieces lovingly commemorates the 40th anniversary of the death of the iconic "King of Rock 'n' Roll." Enjoy Fringe Theatre Company's "Elvis Is In The Building" at the Actors Workout Studio in North Hollywood.
Reigniting the city this summer with eclectic sounds and tunes, for the fifth consecutive year is Brookfield???s FIGat7th Downtown Festival! The festival runs every Friday in August at downtown L.A.???s premiere shopping destination, FIGat7th. The center???s outdoor plaza will be reimagined as an intimate concert venue for four Friday nights in August with performances by leading pop, rock, soul, funk, folk and alternative artists.
The FIGat7th Downtown Festival is free and open to the public as part of Arts Brookfield???s continued effort to bring Brookfield???s public spaces to life through visual and performing arts.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 4:00 p.m. for a DJ Happy Hour with NONA ENTERTAINMENT in the TASTE Food Hall Courtyard where a variety of excellent eateries and chef-driven concepts are offered. The festivities will move upstairs at 7:00 p.m. for more fun beats as local DJs warm up the crowd before the talented, internationally recognized headliners take the stage.
Join us Friday August 18 for SINKANE with Raul Campos of KCRW!
Full schedule includes:
SINKANE with Raul Campos of KCRW on August 18th
QUETZAL with Mark Torres of KPFK on August 25th
Racial Tension Relieved in "HisPanic Attack" at Second CityDo you worry that Hispanics are ruining this country? Are you afraid they're stealing your jobs, your Medicaid, your children and your family? Well you should be, because they are (not really). Don't have a panic attack, have a "HisPanic Attack" as comedians take you on a hilarious journey to meet the stigmas and stereotypes at our southern border... just don't drink the water! Roxana Altamirano, Mario Barra, Jorge Berrios, David Luna and many more diffuse the racial tensions with laughter at Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
'80s New Wave Band Depeche Mode Tribute: Blasphemous RumoursBlasphemous Rumours re-creates the '80s-'90s hits of New Wave behemoths Depeche Mode with precision and plenty of sound-alike style. From "Strangelove," "Personal Jesus," "People Are People," and "Enjoy the Silence," to "Policy of Truth" and "Just Can't Get Enough," these tribute artists play chart-toppers and beyond from throughout the originals' career, showcasing the best of the British electronica pioneers. Plus, Blasphemous Rumours' frontman Andy Singer has a baritone voice that's said to eerily resemble DM lead singer Dave Gahan's. New Order tribute band Substance opens the show.
Hear the Queen of Rock n'Roll sing her best songs again in this Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Featuring Joplin's greatest hits, including, "Me and Bobby McGee," "Piece of My Heart," and "Mercedes Benz" along with other faves from Aretha Franklin, Etta James and more.
Long Beach BBQ Festival: Food, Music, Magic and FunLeave your white T-shirts at home and get ready to indulge your cravings of BBQ meats and treats at the Long Beach BBQ Festival. Long Beach's Rainbow Lagoon Park hosts this three-day extravaganza featuring live bands, comedy, a giant food court, dancing, hip-hop lessons, live reptiles, kids' magic show and more. Jukebox (Top 40) will be paying Friday, followed by Pickleback Shine (country) and Flash Pants ('80s hits) on Saturday, and TimeBomb ('75-'85 hits) on Sunday. BBQ pit-masters from all over the U.S. make their way to the festival to whip up their award-winning chicken, ribs and sausages to compete with local grillers -- like Robert Earl's BBQ, My Father's Barbeque, WOWO's Smokin' Hot BBQ, Uncle Al's BBQ -- for the title of World's Best BBQ and your vote as the People's Choice Favorite. Bring the whole family (and your empty stomachs) and enjoy non-stop fun at this ultimate food festival.
The Help Group’s summer camps provide a safe and enriching atmosphere for children, teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. Our unique day camps create opportunities to engage, experience and explore. Each camp strives to developmentally and chronologically match each camper across the spectrum to ensure an appropriate peer group for learning and fun. Campers will participate in a variety of activities such as art projects, sensory play, special events, animal-assisted activities, field trips and much more! Camp will run on June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7 (no camp on July 4th), August 7-11, August 14-18, and August 21-23 (Sherman Oaks location only).
The Help Group’s summer camps provide a safe and enriching atmosphere for children, teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. Our unique day camps create opportunities to engage, experience and explore. Each camp strives to developmentally and chronologically match each camper across the spectrum to ensure an appropriate peer group for learning and fun. Campers will participate in a variety of activities such as art projects, sensory play, special events, animal-assisted activities, field trips and much more! Camp will run on June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7 (no camp on July 4th), August 7-11, and August 14-18
See Future PGA TOUR Players Tee Off at the US Amateur Golf ChampionshipCatch some of golf's greatest players who aren't yet on the professional circuit as the US Amateur Championship comes to Riviera Country Club and Bel-Air Country Club in the Pacific Palisades. While anyone with a Handicap Index of 2.4 or lower is eligible to enter, top competitors tend to be golfers on the verge of entering the PGA TOUR, and sometimes becoming stars of the sport. The premier event of the USGA, this tournament is broadcast on networks such as FS1 and Fox Sports, but you can see it live with a ticket that allows you to walk two of the most stunning golf courses in Los Angeles, both of which are annually ranked in the Top 20 in the U.S. and worldwide.