Jul 22, 2017 |

"The Beat Goes On": Rock 'n' Roll Revue Is Back by Popular DemandThe road trip so nice, you wanted to take it twice! Back by popular demand, "The Beat Goes On" is a rock 'n' roll musical revue that travels through decades of pop, with pit stops at malt shops, surf spots, disco lounges and the studios of MTV. From Vanda Eggington, creator of long-running musicals like "Boomers", "American Rhythm" and "Love Makes the World Go 'Round", "The Beat Goes On" is an energetic, family-friendly revue of the hits that defined the latter half of the 20th century. Fun and accessible, the revue will turn back the clock and turn up the volume on some of the best rock to ever appear on LPs, eight-tracks, cassette tapes and CDs. Eggington directs at the Lyceum Theatre on the campus of Costa Mesa's Vanguard University.

Jul 22, 2017 |
Jul 22, 2017 |

Gospel Stars BeBe & CeCe Winans' Story -- "Born for This: The Musical"As teenagers, BeBe & CeCe Winans faced the ultimate in culture shock when they were invited to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's Praise the Lord network television show. "Born for This: The Musical", created by BeBe and Broadway director Charles Randolph-Wright ("Motown: The Musical"), brings the Grammy-winning duo's story to the stage, packed with their most loved hits as well as stellar new songs. Before they became household names with songs like "I.O.U. Me," "Heaven," "Addictive Love" and "I'll Take You There," the Winans found themselves suddenly thrust into the small screen spotlight while also having to lead the charge in integrating TV evangelism. Experience "Born for This" at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

Jul 22, 2017 |

Comedy "King of the Yees" Celebrates Family & Cultural IdentityGoing against tradition isn't easy with 36 generations of ancestors to please, as Lauren Yee quickly learns in the hilarious cultural comedy, "King of the Yees". Growing up just outside of San Francisco's Chinatown, she's always felt like an outsider, especially compared to her father Larry, the unofficial king of the Chinese community and its seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men's club. But after her father disappears, she must embrace her heritage for the first time in order to find him. Explore America's largest Chinatown through the eyes of a new generation in this bitingly funny, honest and heartfelt comedy at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.

Jul 22, 2017 |

Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company’s vibrant dancers will bring to life two contrasting cultures of Mexico: the African and European traditions of the southern states and the music and dance of Mexico’s northern states that share the music stylings of US Southwest. Join us for this magical journey of fast footwork and colorful costuming! The Big World Fun family series takes place on Saturday mornings at 10:00 AM in July and August. These hour-long music and dance performances are for children ages 4 to 12 and their families. Pre-show activities start @ 9:00 AM – Find your superpower with healing herbs! Create your own blend such as Memory Boost, Chill Pill, Brain Power and more. Activity presented by Go As If. Nature in Your Backyard – Explore Los Angeles’ native wild animals, such as birds of prey, mammals, reptiles and amphibians along the Ford’s entryway gardens. Courtesy of the County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks & Recreation.

Jul 22, 2017 |

Weekend Drag Brunch: Gourmet Omelets, Bottomless Mimosas & Female ImpersonatorsGourmet food, bottomless mimosas and an outrageous drag show add up to a scintillating dining event you won't soon forget. Voted "Best Drag Show" by "OC Weekly" two years running, Velvet Lounge's Weekend Drag Brunch is the rare chance to savor a spread of waffles, bacon, apple-smoked chicken sausage, made-to-order omelets, a carving station, and other delectable treats while a colorful cast of female impersonators, "The Brunchettes," lights up the room with riotous comedy and music. Feast your eyes and your taste buds on this utterly unique brunch show that's sure to take your weekend up a notch.

Jul 22, 2017 |

Charles Bukowski's Los Angeles Bus Tour: "Haunts of a Dirty Old Man""Haunts of a Dirty Old Man" is a fascinating four-hour guided bus tour that takes you to literary giant Charles Bukowski's favorite haunts -- all the places where the author lived, worked and drank. Visit the downtown postal sorting facility he writes about in "Post Office," the De Longpre apartment he called home for a time, and other spots he visited regularly -- from Skid Row to Crown Hill to the East Hollywood liquor store The Pink Elephant.

Jul 22, 2017 |

Weekend Drag Brunch: Gourmet Omelets, Bottomless Mimosas & Female ImpersonatorsGourmet food, bottomless mimosas and an outrageous drag show add up to a scintillating dining event you won't soon forget. Voted "Best Drag Show" by "OC Weekly" two years running, Velvet Lounge's Weekend Drag Brunch is the rare chance to savor a spread of waffles, bacon, apple-smoked chicken sausage, made-to-order omelets, a carving station, and other delectable treats while a colorful cast of female impersonators, "The Brunchettes," lights up the room with riotous comedy and music. Feast your eyes and your taste buds on this utterly unique brunch show that's sure to take your weekend up a notch.

Jul 22, 2017 |

Winery Trip, Tour & Tasting to Solvang's Rideau VineyardsZuri Wine offers a fun, relaxing and highly rated all-day excursion from Los Angeles to Solvang in the Santa Ynez Valley to visit Rideau Vineyards. This exciting tour of California's only black female-owned winery is led by a friendly and knowledgeable guide and includes round-trip bus transportation and lunch at Petros restaurant in Los Olivos. In addition to the tour and tasting at Rideau, which specializes in Rhone varietals, you'll also visit local vineyard the Olive House and take a trip into the charming Danish-styled town of Solvang for shopping and sightseeing. Please see the full event description for the tour itinerary.