Catch tomorrow's hoops stars slam-dunking today as the NBA G League takes the court at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. In fact, 38% of players on the NBA rosters this year have G League experience, which is an all-time high. Among the Agua Caliente Clippers you'll be cheering on are guard Tyrone Wallace, who played for the L.A. Clippers this preseason, former USC Trojan Julian Jacobs and 2014 New York Knicks draft selection Thanasis Antetokounmpo. Plus, you'll get to see and support former UCLA star player Natalie Nakase -- one of pro sports' only female assistant coaches -- on the sidelines.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. South Bay Lakers)Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce)Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Santa Cruz Warriors)Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers)Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Oklahoma City Blue)Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Raptors 905)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Iowa Wolves)
Get your geek on at the Long Beach Comic Expo, which runs the gamut from comics and cosplay to action figures, gaming, anime, manga and beyond. For close to a decade, this popular con has been bringing fans, creators and exhibitors together to celebrate all things pop culture, with celebrity guests, panels, exhibitors and the ever-popular Artist Alley. Drawing talent from big-name artists to web-comic creators, this year's Comic Expo will feature top cosplayers, animators, actors and more. Come score some autographs, meet your favorite creators, have a pro artist draw you a custom picture, pick up some merch, take some cosplay pics and connect with your fellow comic-book men and women.
Bust out your kilt and bagpipes -- it's haggis time! Queen Mary's ScotsFestival returns for its 25th year celebrating the bonnie ship's Scottish heritage. This two-day festival would make William Wallace feel right at home, with tons of music, dancing, food (mince and tatties, anyone?) and athletic competitions straight from the Scottish Highlands. Marvel as modern competitors face off in ancient feats of strength (hammer throwing!), then sample some Scotch whisky and craft beers, watch collies herd sheep, and more. Plus, wee lads and lassies can visit the Kids Zone to try their hands at their own Highland Games. Don't miss this rollicking celebration of all things Scottish!
City Winery is a truly unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes and fine dining. From folk acts and jazz quartets to legendary singer-songwriters and buzz-worthy indie rock bands, this innovative venue is serving up some of the best music Chicago has to offer -- along with some of its finest vintages. The brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the hugely successful Knitting Factory music venue, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space where folks can not only listen to great music, but also indulge their passion for quality cuisine, art and friendship.
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Keren Ann)Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe: The Art of Jazz)Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Raul Midon with special guests The Shades)Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Sierra Hull with special guest Scott Mulvahill)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pm (Scythian with Trinity School of Irish Dance)Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 10:00pm (Tom Papa)
Combining great Japanese cuisine and live music, Yoshi's Oakland has quickly become one of the world's most respected venues for jazz, rock, blues and more. What started as a small sushi bar has blossomed into an award-winning live performance venue with a state-of-the-art sound system and design, occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Oakland's Jack London Square. Yoshi's Oakland has hosted such legendary jazz greats as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr., Oscar Peterson and hundreds of others, and has also expanded its focus to present a variety of musical genres -- and even popular comedians.
They've taken on '90s film faves like Scream, Cruel Intentions and Clueless. Now Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Angeles is making waves across glasses of water everywhere with their unauthorized musical parody of the Steven Spielberg sci-fi adventure and Oscar-winning classic, Jurassic Park. Come to the fictional island where cloned dinosaurs roam free in a wildlife park. This cheeky, song-filled parody at Rockwell: Table & Stage stars L.A.-based actor-singers from TV, film and the Broadway stage.
As Wynton Marsalis put it, "Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it." Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago hosts jazz musicians specializing in everything from straight-ahead jazz to swing, big band, New Orleans-style and more. Every show at Winter's Jazz Club furthers the love of live jazz, where you can savor a drink for purchase along with tinnovative arrangements of the best jazz songs around.
Come and celebrate your engagement at Engaged by Exquisite Weddings, a bridal experience reimagined. The event is a showcase for a creative collaboration of bridal vendors, decor and trends at The Cellar and Loft at Mission Brewery in San Diego. Sip champagne (or craft beer), dine on catered bites, and get inspired by San Diego's most talented wedding creatives. You'll find inspiration for the wedding ceremony and reception of your dreams, whether you're planning a grand spectacle or an intimate gathering.
From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls' indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals, The Wolves -- Sarah DeLappe's award-winning first play -- was hailed as "one of the year's best plays" by The New York Times, and was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Now you can catch this stunning new play at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
My, my, how can you resist it: The ultimate feel-good, ABBA musical spectacular has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Mamma Mia! tells the story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and one unforgettable trip down the aisle. Young bride-to-be Sophie wants nothing more than to have her father at her wedding. But there's a small problem: She has no idea which of mom's three former boyfriends might be the guy. So Sophie invites them all to the festivities at her mother's Greek isle taverna, and mayhem ensues. The show's tale of enduring love and friendship features all the beloved hit songs by ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "The Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance on Me" and of course the tile tune. Don't miss Mamma Mia! when it comes to Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.
A dreadlock-rocking Southeast D.C. B-boy meets up with a science teacher turned rhyme speaker from the Big Easy, sparking a hip-hop-flavored discussion of real issues in From Gumbo to Mumbo. As part of Keegan Theatre's Boiler Maker series, bringing you cutting-edge voices in theater, this colorful, poetic riff on masculinity, social issues and love comes alive in a staged reading, starring the play's writers, Drew Anderson and Dwayne Lawson-Brown. Stick around after the performance for a discussion of this dynamic new work.
You're sure to have a good time when you see Broadway's Something Rotten! This "big, fat hit" (New York Post) is set in the '90s -- the 1590s, that is -- and tells the hilarious story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway's Josh Grisetti), two brothers desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is "The Producers plus Spamalot plus The Book of Mormon. Squared!" (New York Magazine). Don't miss this dazzling show when it makes its way to The National Theatre in Washington, D.C.
From rock legends, folk acts and jazz quartets to incomparable hip-hop artists and buzz-worthy indie rock bands, this innovative venue is serving up some of the best music the city has to offer -- along with some of its finest vintages. New York's City Winery is a truly unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes and fine dining. The brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the hugely successful Knitting Factory, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space where folks can not only listen to great music, but also make their own wine, indulging their passion for quality cuisine, art and friendship.
Once upon a time, holograms were either some sci-fi fantasy ("Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope") or some sort of futuristic technology you'd never hope to see in your lifetime. But when a holographic Tupac Shakur materialized at the 2012 Coachella alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog, minds were forever blown. Now, you can experience the phenomenon yourself in this cutting-edge concert presented by Hologram USA, featuring the best of jazz icon Billie Holiday. Through the use of innovative motion capture, high-tech projections and sound editing, legendary stars like Holiday are digitally resurrected on the stage -- and not only can these life-like re-creations perform all of your favorite tunes, they can also interact with the audience. Step inside L.A.'s Hologram USA Theater and see the future as it's unfolding while marveling at a musical genius of the past.
Get ready to party like it's 1999 with a high-energy re-creation of Prince's incredible live shows at The Fillmore Silver Spring. Both a celebration of his music and a tribute to his untimely passing, The Prince Experience brings the legend back to life for a night filled with his signature songs and superb showmanship. For more than 10 years, multi-instrumentalist and uncanny Prince lookalike Gabriel Sanchez and his seven-piece backup band have been reproducing choice hits and over-the-top choreography from Prince's golden era, including "Let's Go Crazy," "Raspberry Beret," "Little Red Corvette," "Kiss," "When Doves Cry" and more.
Power Serge takes its name from lead singer Sergei Von Sergio, the son of a Yugoslavian beet farmer who listened to a Poison album at an impressionable age and realized that his destiny was to lead the greatest glam metal tribute band in the history of the world. Although certain aspects of the band's biography may not be 100 percent true, you can rest assured that their intense covers of metal hits will blow your mind clean out of your head. In this supercharged performance, Power Serge is joined by Gone Avery, SEGA Genecide and Wild Wild Monsters to rock the House of Blues Anaheim like it's never been rocked before.
Monologue master Mike Daisey, whom The New York Times hails as "one of the finest solo performers of his generation," tells the compelling story of how journalism in America ended. From the disruption of newspapers to how Facebook replaced TV as the arbiter of truth, the writer peels back layers to divulge darkly hilarious truths. Watch Daisey dig deeper into new ways to make journalism relevant when he takes center stage at Rinker Playhouse in West Palm Beach's Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
What really happens after "happily ever after?" Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods answers that question, skillfully interweaving several classic fairy tales into one epic story that goes beyond the happy endings to show what happens when a fairy-tale world gets real. This modern twist on the Brothers Grimm brings together Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of beanstalk fame), Rapunzel and more. The beloved storybook characters take on startling complexity as they discover that wishes always come with a price. Witches, wolves, giants and mysterious strangers force the heroes to face the music and their future in a world where everything doesn't always end happily. Broadway World called this production of Into The Woods at Cupcake Theater in NoHo "hilarious, musically gorgeous, and brilliantly staged." Be sure to catch this humorous and heartfelt romp through the woods, featuring such unforgettable songs as "No One Is Alone," "Children Will Listen" and "Giants in the Sky."
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Big Apple Circus at Verizon Amphitheatre, where you can "ooh!" and "ahh!" at some of the world's most celebrated circus acts in the most intimate setting. You'll be sitting ringside with your eyes trained to the skies as 10-time world record holder Nik Wallenda launches into his signature daring feats. Hailed as "The King of the High Wire," he'll lead his Fabulous Wallendas through unforgettable aerial stunts like the seven-man pyramid. Trapeze artists will leave you gulping and clowns will keep you laughing when this Big Top bonanza comes to the Atlanta area.
Find your next travel destination, plus get the latest tips and tricks on saving big from well-known industry stars and thousands of travel experts. Famous speakers include Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, Phil Keoghan and more, who have plenty of advice to give on seeing the world in the best way possible. With cuisine tastings at the Taste of Travel Theater, cultural performances and hands-on activities, attending the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center feels like its own little getaway.
Feb 24, 2018 (10:00am-5:00pm) or Feb 25, 2018 (10:00am-5:00pm)
John Leguizamo is back on Broadway! After a sold-out run at The Public Theater, a record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and unanimous praise from New York and national critics and audiences alike, Emmy Award-winner John Leguizamo stands at the head of the class in his new one-man tour de force, Latin History for Morons. When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, John seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent, crash course across three continents and 3,000 years of history -- from conquistadores to cumbia, Montezuma to Menudo -- he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him. Watch Leguizamo bring his mad genius to the stage -- in what The Daily Beast called a "truly electric" performance -- at New York's Studio 54.
Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on beloved standards. Ever the fearless pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy winner has performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins and Dizzy Gillespie. All but one of her self-produced albums has been nominated for Grammy Awards, including her double Grammy-winning tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella. Experience the consummate vocalist at San Jose's Hammer Theatre Center with the SJSU Jazz Orchestra.
Ease on down the road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion as they try to figure out how to get Dorothy back to Harlem. The funky musical The Wiz is based on L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz with a score by Charlie Smalls. The Wiz includes such numbers as "Slide Some Oil to Me," "He's the Wizard," "No Bad News" and "Mean Ole Lion." The timeless family classic is back at Black Repertory Group Theater in Berkeley.
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.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Dallas Mavericks)Monday, Mar. 5, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Portland Trail Blazers)Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Orlando Magic)Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018 / 6:00pm (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers)Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Denver Nuggets)Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Miami Heat)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Dallas Mavericks)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Milwaukee Bucks)
Company XIV presents an evening of circus, burlesque, song and magic in their decadent and ever-evolving Bushwick Baroque Burlesque performances. The world-renowned XIV beauties are joined by special guest artists from the worlds of illusion, striptease, opera, flamenco and drag in this one-of-a-kind theatrical event. No two weeks of shows are the same as XIV and choreographer-director Austin McCormick pull out all the stops to titillate and enchant. Revel in this evening of truly theatrical entertainment at Brooklyn's Theatre XIV.
There's nothing quite like the timeless charm of experiencing the ol' ball game in the intimate surroundings of a college diamond, especially if you're cheering on the USC Trojans at Dedeaux Field. With open seating, you're free to nab the best available spot. Get right in the action behind home plate, cheer on the Trojans from over their dugout, or follow the sun (or shade) throughout the game. Trojan games are perfect for families, with free admission for kids age 12 and under, plus special promo and Kids Days, where little sluggers can run the bases, play catch on the field and snag autographs from some possible future Big Leaguers.
UniverSoul Circus is a tour de force of circus artistry from around the world. A big-top spectacle of global proportions, the 2018 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances, including extreme motorsports, mind-bending acrobatics, back-flipping canines, disco-dancing pachyderms, free-flying aerial acts and much, much more. It's hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, and now you can catch UniverSoul Circus -- which is celebrating 25 years of fun under the big top -- when it raises its Big Top at Atlanta's Turner Field.
Josephine Baker -- triple-threat performer, civil rights pioneer, sexual iconoclast, and once the richest black woman on the planet -- now has a brilliant musical play in her honor. Tymisha "Tush" Harris embodies the legendary artist in the magnificent "burlesque cabaret dream-play" Josephine at Soho Playhouse. Harris recounts Baker's journey from Missouri poverty and exploitation (she was married twice before she turned 16) to Parisian high society and Martin Luther King's March on Washington. Harris makes the audience feel Baker's pain and pride at every turn, both through songs -- highlighted by a heartbreaking rendition of "Bye Bye Blackbird" and a stirring slowed-down reinterpretation of Dylan's "Times They Are A-Changin'" -- and heartfelt soliloquies.
Seattle's Can Can is transformed into the streets of Verona in an original, modernized adaptation of Shakespeare's famous tale of star-crossed lovers. Bring a date and be transfixed as the talented company of Seattle's most exciting cabaret present the poetic story featuring love, comedy and tragedy through stunning dance performance. Set to an original soundtrack, this seductive Romeo and Juliet slowly undresses before you as the familiar story reaches its always stunning climax.
Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the San Francisco Bay's historic waterfront on Blue & Gold Fleet's Bay Cruise Adventure. This fully narrated one-hour tour features information and history on city landmarks and plenty of opportunities for taking pictures of the unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, so you can experience the sights and sounds from out on deck or take it all in from the warmth and comfort of an interior seat -- either experience makes for a truly great San Francisco adventure.
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Ten pianists. Ten pianos. One glorious, harmonious and utterly unforgettable sound. Ten Grands brings together a group of exceptional concert pianists for a lavish and breathtaking concert at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. Several arrangements showcase all ten pianists playing together, and each artist will perform a solo piece as well. This terrific evening of tickled ivories also includes a medley from Phantom of the Opera featuring the Kravis Center's George W. Mergens Memorial Organ.
Following on the heels of its acclaimed sister venues in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Nashville, City Winery Atlanta offers the best in intimate live music and comedy performances, along with fine dining, wine tastings and classes. Bringing the winery experience to the hot and happening Ponce City Market, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space that appeals to culture lovers and foodies alike, with performances from music legends like Don McLean, John Doe of X, Aaron Neville, Matthew Sweet, J.D. Souther and many more.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Producers)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 8:00pm (Al Stewart)Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 / 8:00pm (Bebel Gilberto)Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Earls of Leicester: Presented by Jerry Douglas)Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Howard Jones Solo w/ Rachel Sage )Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (The INXS Experience)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Brandy Clark)Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Martin Sexton)
This Hollywood supper club hosts great live jazz and cabaret in a setting with Old World charm. Catalina Bar & Grill has lived up to its slogan "Nothing But the Best in Jazz" by presenting a veritable who's who of music legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Carmen McRae, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman and vocalists like Melissa Manchester, Brenda Russell, Jane Monheit, Barbara Morrison and many more.
Ever watch a home remodeling show on HGTV and wish you could do that with your house? Well, now you can learn how to become the DIY master you've always dreamed of at the 41st Annual Orange County Home & Garden Show, which features everything you need to transform your house or garden into its stylish and functional best. Browse exhibits featuring the latest products and services to beautify your abode and learn how to save thousands of dollars on both the interior and exterior of your home during hourly DIY workshops. Don't miss this chance to turn your house into your dream home at Costa Mesa's OC Fair & Event Center.
California is America's largest and most diverse state, home to people, traditions, languages and ideas from every corner of the world. California's dynamic population, culture and geography have made a notable impact on the state's artistic output, which has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. This spirit is always on display at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, which showcases works by California artists in exhibitions like In the Land of Sunshine: Imagining the California Coast Culture, which features paintings of California life from the past 150 years, and "a sky in the palm of a hand", which pays tribute to local artists Lloyd Hamrol and Joan Perlman.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmThursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmWednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 / Noon-5:00pmThursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / Noon-5:00pm
The Los Angeles Kings return to the ice for the with hopes of adding another Stanley Cup trophy to their franchise thanks to their core group of Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Quick. They've also added Michael Cammalleri to spark the offense and help L.A. get back to the postseason. But no matter what the outcome of the game, the Kings always make things exciting for the fans. You can watch the action from a variety of vantage points at STAPLES Center, but nothing beats a private suite, where you get to enjoy customized catering options, a VIP entrance to the arena, flat-screen televisions and more. Or go with a Premier Level seat to kick back with in-seat service and great views. Get fired up in style as the Kings fight to lead the Pacific Division into the postseason.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Dallas Stars)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Edmonton Oilers)Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Vegas Golden Knights)Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Columbus Blue Jackets)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 1:00pm (vs. Chicago Blackhawks)Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Washington Capitals)Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 1:00pm (vs. St. Louis Blues)Monday, Mar. 12, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Vancouver Canucks)
Comedian T.K. Kirkland tells it straight, finding laughs by saying the things most people don't. With a confident swagger, Kirkland dishes out the truth on relationships, lampooning men and women's foibles in equal measure. He's performed on BET's Comic View, Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza and in his debut stand-up special, Are There Any Questions? Also an actor, Kirkland has appeared in Strays with Vin Diesel, New Jersey Drive and Good Brutha Bad Brutha. Now he comes to crack up the crowd at Atlanta Comedy Theater.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In by 8:00pm)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 10:30pm (Check In by 10:00pm)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 7:30pm (Check In by 6:30pm)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 10:00pm (Check In by 9:30pm)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In by 8:00pm)
There's plenty of room for funny business at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, which just happens to be the world's largest comedy club, at 12,500 square feet. And just like its fellow outlets in Chicago and L.A., this venue regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from the Southland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Long Beach club is also home to the official Laugh Factory Stand-Up Comedy Hall of Fame and Museum, which boasts more than 500 pieces of comedy memorabilia from the likes of Groucho Marx and Rodney Dangerfield, plus wax figures of greats like Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 7:45pmThursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 7:45pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:45pmWednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 / 7:45pmThursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 7:45pmWednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 / 7:45pmThursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 7:45pmWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 7:45pm
Whether you're a Quidditch expert or merely a muggle, you'll find laughs aplenty in this comedy that takes on the zany challenge of cramming all seven books in the popular Harry Potter series -- that's roughly 4,000 pages -- into 70 hilarious minutes. Created by Olivier-nominated actors Dan Clarkson and Jeff Turner, Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience -- A Parody by Dan and Jeff has played to sold-out houses all over the world. Two actors inhabit 360 characters, fend off a live fire-breathing dragon and even manage to stage a real-life game of Quidditch in the theater. The show was a critic's pick of The New York Times, Daily Herald and Time Out London, among others, who hailed it as a must-see family event for anyone age 6 to Dumbledore. See it in Chicago at Broadway Playhouse.
In this age of streaming TV, there are still some movies that demand you see them on the big screen. The Rocky Horror Picture Show takes that distinction further by encouraging you to not just watch but join in on the fun. That's where Barely Legal comes in. This troupe, a Bay Area favorite, hosts monthly interactive Rocky Horror events at San Jose's 3Below, complete with scenery, props, costumes and, of course, plenty of audience participation. It's like seeing a play and a movie at the same time -- only you're part of the experience! Make some noise, throw some toilet paper and sing along with on-screen lyrics as you help bring the ultimate cult classic to life.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 11:59pm (Doors Open at 11:30pm)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:59pm (Doors Open at 11:30pm)
The Los Angeles Times hails their "phenomenal vocals" and calls them "undeniably gifted illusionists." Now Vegas favorites the Edwards Twins come to West Palm Beach's Harriet Himmel Theatre for a night full of music and laughs that re-creates the vibrant TV variety shows of the '70s and '80s. Along with Cher and Elton John, you'll likely see celebs like Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga and others brought to life with stunning style in this entertaining tribute spectacular, with a string of No. 1 hits performed with all live vocals.
Veteran to the Comedy Bar stage, comedian Sean Flannery hosts a stand-up comedy showcase featuring favorite comics from all over Chicago! Named Chicago's best comic by The Chicago Reader, Flannery is known for his wild stories and unapologetic style. In Chicago's upbeat River North District, right in the heart of downtown, the Comedy Bar features a full bar and dinner menu for the perfect night out.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 / 8:00pm
A Bronx Tale is Broadway's new hit musical. And now it's a New York Times Critics' Pick. Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Sister Act) direct this new musical adaptation of the classic story from Chazz Palminteri. Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. A Bronx Tale features music by eight-time Tony Award winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors), book and lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), and choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, On Your Feet). Don't miss your chance to see the show that AM New York hails as, "a combination of Jersey Boys and West Side Story," at the Longacre Theatre.
Enjoy some old-school '90s R&B when Silk hits the Howard Theatre stage in celebration of 25 years of baby-makin' music. Best known for hits like "Freak Me," "Happy Days" and "Girl U for Me" off their 1993 debut album Lose Control, they kept the soulful, sensual vibe going with followup singles like "I Can Go Deep," "Hooked On You," "Don't Rush" and "Meeting In My Bedroom." Discovered by R&B icon Keith Sweat, Silk has gone from opening act to headliners, and recently wrapped up production on their seventh studio album. Definitely bring a date you want to get closer to for this concert in the nation's capital.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
It's not every work of literature that's so universally loved it gets featured on currency, has three asteroids named after it and was once adapted by Orson Welles for a (sadly unproduced) Disney movie. But those are just a few of the testaments to The Little Prince's enduring popularity. Now this classic tale of innocence and boundless love comes to the stage in a new production from Seattle Children's Theatre. After crashing his plane in the middle of the Sahara Desert, a pilot soon encounters a strange boy who's not from around here. In fact, he's from an asteroid and is travelling the universe encountering other, even stranger creatures. Come along with this unlikely pair on a dreamlike journey full of wonder at the Charlotte Martin Theatre.
Cirque du Soleil is bringing LUZIA to Orange County! Experience water inside the big top, jaw dropping acts and larger than life props in this unique production unlike any show you have ever seen before. LUZIA opens February 21 at OC Fair & Event Center. Get ready to be transported to a surreal world of wonders!
If you want to get a feel for Molotov's sound, just think of them as Mexico's Rage Against the Machine: Both use heavy guitar riffs, spit rapid-fire lyrics and have hardcore contempt for "The Man" -- but only Molotov can sing in both English and Spanish. The band has been a crossover hit in both the U.S. and Latin America, with four Latin Grammy's under their belt and platinum records in Chile and the U.S. They even contributed to the soundtrack of Alfonso Cuaron's Y tu mamá también. Now this hard-rocking group makes their way to the Howard Theatre to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, ¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?
Voyager provides a highly comfortable, fully integrated personal experience that incorporates robotic rotation and reclining, haptic feedback, spatial audio and specialized seating for motion-synchronized theaters. Now at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, Voyager has partnered with some of the most exciting narrative virtual reality artists to show why nothing compares to watching VR in Voyager. This screening at the Ace features three spectacular short films: Dinner Party, based on the true story of Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple who reported the nation's first UFO abduction in 1961, Melita, a science fiction tale about a female Inuit scientist teaming up with an A.I. copilot on a deep space mission to find a new Earth, and a surprise third film.
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The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Ten years after disappearing from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has a new life in New York, where he lives amongst the joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. Christine Daaé, now one of the world's finest sopranos, is coming to perform in New York. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband Raoul and their young son to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island, where anything could happen. See this epic sequel to one of the most spectacular musicals ever to grace Broadway, as Love Never Dies brings its thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance to Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre.
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.
Called "a comedy empire" by The New York Times, Chicago institution The Second City has launched the careers of comedy legends like John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Steve Carell and many, many others. Maybe you'll spot the next comedy game-changer at The Second City e.t.c.'s 42nd Revue, an all-new show featuring never-before-performed material. From improvised scenes to original sketches and songs, you never know what you'll see at The Second City e.tc. Theater, but you can bet it'll be hilarious.
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.
Tony- and Emmy-award winning actor Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Broadway's The Color Purple) joins Broadway star Christine Ebersole (star of War Paint and a two-time Tony winner for Grey Gardens and 42nd Street) in a new production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. This LA Opera premiere honors the centenary of Bernstein, a true American legend best known for Broadway musicals like West Side Story and On the Town. The story of a madcap odyssey around the world adapted from Voltaire's famed novel, the naïve titular hero journeys from rapture to ruin to redemption. Experience this exuberant opera, featuring such memorable tunes as "Glitter and Be Gay" and "Make Our Garden Grow" when Candide comes to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in 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.
Long before Carole King became a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a girl from Brooklyn. Beloved for penning such iconic pop classics as "You've Got a Friend" and "I Feel the Earth Move," she fought her way into the record business as a teenager and ultimately flourished, writing hits for some of the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice. Beautiful is the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. It's no surprise that Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album of 2015. See this unforgettable show at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.
This musical sensation transports you to Springfield High School's 1958 prom and introduces you to the Wonderettes -- four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, with amazing voices to match. Each one wants to make it big, and by the second act's 10-year high school reunion you'll find out which of them did. The leading ladies keep this nostalgic romp rocking with their versions of '50s and '60s jukebox classics like "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "It's My Party" and many more. Discover for yourself why The New York Times called The Marvelous Wonderettes "an utter charm bomb" at this Kirk Theatre production in NYC's famed Theatre Row.
Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman makes her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman. Written by Beau Willimon, the creator of Netflix's hit series House of Cards, and directed by Tony Award winner Pam McKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), this darkly humorous Capitol Hill drama centers around Chloe (played by Thurman), a socialite armed with charm and wit who must come to terms with politics, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future following the 2016 election. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe's life, and in our nation's, when the truth isn't obvious and the stakes couldn't be higher. This production at the Hudson Theatre -- now in its final weeks on Broadway -- also stars Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind), Martin Csokas (The Lord of the Rings), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton, Broadway's Amelie) and Blair Brown (Orange is the New Black).
Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon is the world's longest-running musical revue. Since 1974, this San Francisco institution has followed Snow White on a musical comedy quest around the world, where she runs into satirically portrayed pop culture and political celebrities, an impressive array of gigantic hats and one show-stopping musical number after another. Because the show is constantly updated with new costumes, hats and characters, it rewards repeat visits. Among the familiar faces you might see spoofed at this Club Fugazi production: Lady Gaga, Barack and Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton and Adele. Now running for more than 40 years, Beach Blanket Babylon remains one of San Francisco's wildest evenings of live entertainment.
From Robert Plant's scorching vocals to John Bonham's thundering drums and Jimmy Page's trademark guitar riffs, tribute band Led Zeppelin 2 captures the dynamic sound of one of classic rock's legendary live bands. Combining the blues with hard rock, Led Zeppelin turned out countless classic tunes, from the epic "Stairway to Heaven" to jams like "Black Dog," "Whole Lotta Love" and the psychedelic "Dazed and Confused." Fronted by Bruce Lamont of the critically acclaimed avant-metal group Yakuza, Led Zeppelin 2 is one of the best Zep tribute bands out there.
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Man of La Mancha finds the author Cervantes imprisoned by the Inquisition. The prisoners stage a mock trial of the author/poet, who in his defense tells (and acts out) the story of his errant knight, Don Quixote de La Mancha, who is determined to bring back the age of chivalry into a darkening world. Hear the award-winning song "The Impossible Dream" in this famous classic musical adaptation of Don Quixote at San Francisco's Custom Made Theatre.
On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley to Memphis' Sun Records. That legendary recording session -- the first and only collaboration among these true iconoclasts, each of whom had an undeniable influence on American music -- inspired Million Dollar Quartet, a rock 'n' roll musical that takes you inside the studio as the four rock pioneers come together as a red-hot band for one unforgettable night. A hit on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet features such unforgettable early rock faves as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire" and "Hound Dog." The show was nominated for 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards in its original Broadway run, and now brings a "Whole Lotta Shakin'" to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center stage.
Based on interviews conducted with women from all over the world, Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues is a hilarious and deeply poignant collection of stories that gives voice to a chorus of common experiences and feelings once considered taboo. The popular show, performed by a rotating cast of some of L.A.'s finest actresses, manages to be feminist without being man-hating, entertaining without being trite and political without being offensive. See The Vagina Monologues when it makes its way to The Cupcake Theater in North Hollywood. A portion of the proceeds supports women through Planned Parenthood.
From the playwright of the acclaimed off-Broadway hit Small Mouth Sounds comes Touch(ed). Kay loves her older sister Emma. Or is it Christina? Christine? Matilda? After spending eight years institutionalized and medicated, Emma has changed more than just her name. Determined to get back the brilliant sister she remembers, Kay rents a cabin in the woods and she and her boyfriend Billy hide the sharp objects, from butcher knife to cheese grater. Perhaps quality time with loved ones, some home-cooked meals and games of Scrabble will succeed in restoring Emma to health where her psychiatrists have failed. In its Houston Premiere, Bess Wohl's lively, tender play explores the scope, limits and sometimes dangerous side effects of familial love. See Touch(ed) when Rogue Productions brings it to Studio 101.
This battle of the sexes pits a pair of Hollywood's hottest stand-ups -- Kym Whitley and David A. Arnold -- against each other on stage at the same time in a comedy clash for gender supremacy. Whitley was the star of OWN's hit show Raising Whitley, and she's also been cast in tons of top shows and movies, including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Next Friday, Let's Stay Together and more. Arnold's a writer-performer-comic, who hosted TV One's Black Man Revealed, released his own stand-up DVD and has appeared on Comics Unleashed, Def Comedy Jam, BET's Comic View, among many others. See them face off in their He Said! She Said! Comedy Show at Atlanta Comedy Theater.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In By 8:00pm)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In By 8:00pm)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 10:30pm (Check In By 10:00pm)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm (Check In By 7:00pm)
For a comedy glam-rock band, Steel Panther manages to tell a joke with a surprisingly straight face, jamming out over-the-top sleazy hair metal in a way that is equal parts caricature and homage. Sporting cheetah-print spandex and at least a can of hair spray apiece, the glam metal aficionados have built a massive fan base over the past decade with raucous performances of original songs like "Stripper Girl" and "It Won't Suck Itself." But these eyeliner-wearing dudes also have street cred -- its members have played in bands like L.A. Guns and they've opened for Guns N' Roses, plus luminaries from Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and KISS's Paul Stanley to Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello have all rocked out with the Panther on stage. Expect a lot of gnarly guitar licks and nothin' but a nasty good time when they come to the House of Blues Las Vegas.
Not so long ago, but before presidential Twitter rants, Tinder meetups and 24/7 news, two of history's most enigmatic leaders -- Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev -- meet to negotiate a halt to the arms race. A crafty game of one-upmanship ensues; meanwhile, their wives engage in a passive-aggressive tango over tea. Playwright Rogelio Martinez, called "a fresh and funny talent" by Backstage, "finds new twists on old topics" (Variety) in this compulsively fascinating, slyly comic behind-the-scenes glimpse at a 20th century landmark event that shaped world history. See Blind Date at the Goodman Theatre's Albert stage in Chicago.
In 1844, Harvard's Hasty Pudding Society began producing original, elaborate annual shows written by and starring its members -- and while a lot has changed at Harvard since then, that yearly tradition has not. This year marks the society's 170th production: Intermission Impossible, a ridiculous World War II-era theater comedy that sees alcoholic playwright Tennessee Whiskey trying to prepare for his Broadway debut while contending with an absurd group of characters with even more absurd names, like aging actress Faye Dinaway, pageant queen Amber Wavesofgrain and hunky sailor Sal Pacific. Men play all the roles in this bawdy, old-school burlesque at Farkas Hall in Cambridge -- but women are involved in all other aspects of the production, from writing to music to producing the show. Being a part of Harvard history has never been this fun -- or funny!
As the co-writer (along with his wife, Ruth Gordon) of maybe the greatest battle-of-the-sexes comedy ever, the Tracy-Hepburn classic Adam's Rib, Garson Kanin could turn out a barrage of rapid-fire witty lines like nobody. But his first big hit came on the Broadway stage with the screwball comedy Born Yesterday (later turned into an Oscar-nominated film). This remarkably modern play centers on unscrupulous tycoon Harry Brock, who, accompanied by his ex-showgirl mistress, heads off to Washington to purchase a few congressmen. Brock hires a journalist to soften Billie's rough edges for D.C. society, but the tables turn when Brock discovers that a little learning can be a dangerous thing. Don't miss Kanin's firecracker dialogue in this San Francisco Playhouse production.
Heave your worries overboard as you join playful pirates, dewy-eyed damsels, bumbling bobbies and one very stuffy modern Major-General for this production of Pirates of Penzance at The Pasadena Playhouse in association with The Hypocrites, one of Chicago's premier theater companies. This zany adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic will have you channeling your own inner pirate, complete with guitars, beach balls, banjos and a tiki bar! With The Boston Globe calling it "spirited, affectionate, and nearly irresistible," seeing this show is as easy as falling off a gangplank -- only a whole lot more fun.
A kaleidoscope of sounds and cultures come together at CRASHfest, an indoor music festival that brings an eclectic and worldly spin to the Boston music scene. Experience some of the best music from around the world with 10 incredible bands representing over 15 nationalities. House of Blues will transform, with lush lounge areas and an assortment of international beer and custom cocktails available for purchase. New this year, you can purchase global street food from nine of Boston's best food trucks. Chill in the seated balcony area overlooking the main stage, hang out for more intimate listening in the Foundation Room or get down on the expansive dance floor while you take in the international sounds of artists and musicians such as Rubblebucket, Vieux Farka Touré, Mokoomba, Zeshan B, Flor de Toloache and more.
Hairball re-creates your favorite '80s arena rock songs for a night of spectacular hair metal bliss! It's not a tribute show but a re-enactment of some of the greatest hair bands of that opulent decade, complete with make-up and costume changes, confetti and pyrotechnics, smoke machines and props galore. These guys are legit; over the past 17 years, they've been joined on stage by the likes of Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil and Dee Snider. And they've performed everywhere - from Las Vegas to Sturgis, even London, England. With three lead singers, they put on a dizzying spectacle of non-stop rock you won't soon forget. Get ready to rock out at The Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.
See Homeland's Marin Ireland in the heartbreaking and humorous drama Irounbound, which explores the life of Darja, a hardworking Polish immigrant. The Tony-nominated Ireland is reprising her Off-Broadway role in this production, alongside Josiah Bania (The Good Wife), Christian Camargo (Penny Dreadful) and Marcel Spears (The Mayor). Darja's story unfolds at a bus stop in a run-down New Jersey town, flashing through more than 20 years and three relationships, one of which resulted in her troubled son Alex. Now she's forced to decide just how much of her fiercely earned pride and self-respect she's willing to sacrifice for her offspring. This gritty and darkly funny portrait of a woman for whom love is a luxury, penned by prize-winner Martyna Majok, comes to the Geffen Playhouse Gil Cates Theater, after being chosen a New York Times Critic's Pick for its East Coast run.
Spanning time from the invention of the wheel to modern-day suburbia, The Skin of Our Teeth is Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Thornton Wilder at his most delightfully playful and provocative. Constellation Theatre Company presents this allegorical satire following the Antrobus family of New Jersey, and their melodramatic maid Sabina, as the perpetually befuddled yet indefatigable clan deals with mammoths and dinosaurs in their living room, multiple Ice Ages, biblical floods, and -- horrors upon horrors -- political conventions, persevering in the face of an absurd series of catastrophes. Through it all, The Skin of Our Teeth is also the story of the theater company putting on the play, adding yet another layer of meaning as this wildly entertaining production from Constellation Theatre Company takes the stage of the Source in Washington D.C.
Brody, America's favorite TV koala, storms off the set of his hit sitcom Koala in the House, refusing to work until the producers give him full creative control of the show. Holed up in a sleazy LAX motel, Brody has enough booze and drugs to last him months. Desperate to get him back on track, his agent, wrangler and co-star try to make him see reason. But is their concern for Brody's future, or their own? Koalas Are Dicks at New York's Theatre 80 is a dark Hollywood comedy about terrible people and the koala who supports them.
Avast, ye scurvy dogs! Circus Vargas is back with an all new show that's sure to spark joy in the hearts of landlubbers and swabbies alike. America's favorite traveling big top circus adds a fantastical new level of swashbuckling spectacle to its music-filled extravaganza with Dreaming of Pirates at Westfield Plaza Bonita in National City. Jam-packed with aerial feats, acrobatics and clowning, not to mention a colorful cast of characters, world-class performers, singing, comedy and more, Dreaming of Pirates has plenty of treasures for the whole family to enjoy. 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.
Are you ready to rock? Seriously? Cause there's no showy vocalists or lengthy drum solos at a G3 show. There's only pure, shredding six-string magic from a trio of the greatest guitar heroes ever to pick up a pick. Founded in 1996 by legendary virtuoso Joe Satriani, this acclaimed series of sold-out shows returns in 2018 featuring vet John Petrucci (of prog-metal luminaries Dream Theater) and Def Leppard's Phil Collen, who'll be popping his G3 cherry with this tour. Experience a night of pure heaven for headbangers at NJPAC, where Satriani, Petrucci and Collen will each play a set, featuring their own brand of face-melting fretwork, before coming together for an end-of-show jam filled with dazzling technique and spine-chilling spontaneity.
From honky-tonk country to yacht rock, Joe's Live in Rosemont has a band for every fan of a good time. National and local artists bring the best of rock, hip-hop and acoustic country to the stage, and there's also a full bar and great grub to be had, especially with Bub City barbecue right next door. You wouldn't want to get all entertained on an empty stomach, now would you?
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 8:30pm (Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:30pm (7th Heaven)Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 9:00pm (Sixteen Candles)Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Dave Matthews Tribute Band)Thursday, May. 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (Southern Accents)
The entertainment phenomenon known as the Blue Man Group is better than ever in this updated show featuring all-new material at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre. You'll find the famous blue bald guys interacting with "GiPads," taking a humorous look at contemporary forms of communication, and performing a pulsating new finale set to an original music score. Audiences of all ages worldwide have experienced and loved Blue Man Group, a wildly imaginative stage show that cleverly combines comedy, art and science with fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music.
Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 / 2:00pm Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 4:00pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
Theater junkies and fans of In the Heights will love writer Quiara Alegría Hudes' Water by the Spoonful, a play whose relevancy dates back to the current events of 2012. In an online chat room, a group of addicts -- a janitor, a software mogul, a college grad and an IRS paper-pusher -- crack jokes and bully each other into recovery. But when an Iraqi war vet brings some drama into the chat room, things take a complete left turn. Family, forgiveness and community are the lessons learned when Water by the Spoonful comes to the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Have you ever wondered what kind of things come out of the mouths of puppets -- what manner of unscripted "adult" quips may fly -- between takes on TV and film sets? Well, Tipsy Kangaroo's Naughty Puppet Revue is here to answer just that burning question. A puppet-packed, improv-heavy show performed by professionally trained puppeteers, some of whom have worked with The Muppets and Disney, this evening of grown-up entertainment at the Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre in Minneapolis unfolds based on your suggestions, giving you a glimpse behind the scenes that promises to be unlike anything you've ever seen before.
Laughter and charm are in full effect at the Joke Joint, where chandeliers and an ornate balcony create elegant old-time atmosphere. The comedians, however, are as up-to-the-minute as they come, a heady stew of nationally touring headliners and local stand-up stalwarts. A full bar is stocked with martinis, margaritas and other concoctions, with a beer list that ranges from domestics to hopped-up microbrews. And the menu of chicken tenders, fried ravioli and other pub-grub fare will ensure that the relentless belly laughs do not exhaust you. Pop on into the Joke Joint in Saint Paul, and feel your spirits lift.
When it comes to catching the biggest names in comedy doing their thing at a historic venue, it's hard to top Laugh Factory Hollywood in the heart of the Sunset Strip. A short list of comics that have graced its luminous stage include Tim Allen, Whitney Cummings, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Nealon and many more. You just never know who is going to drop by to get the crowd roaring with a hilarious set. So get on down to the Laugh Factory, get yourself a drink from the full bar, and get ready to crack up with the best of them.
With a Roaring Twenties speakeasy vibe, appetizers, desserts, a reenactment of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and even an epic pie fight to cap off the night, here's one Valentine's party that'll win you all the likes on Instagram (and points for originality from your date, too!). Get dressed up like the dapper gent or flapper dame you know you secretly are and enjoy a post-Valentine's Day bash like no other, featuring an incredible array of retro entertainment including Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang. Throughout the night, the bartender will be pouring sinful Prohibition era-inspired cocktails, and a team of professional actors will stage a reenactment of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. It all ends with a good ol' fashioned pie fight -- an insanely fun (and insanely messy!) tribute to the slapstick staple made famous by Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy. Don't miss the evening's festivities at 1720 in L.A.
April 4, 1968 was a momentous day for Marcus Thompson. That was the day the young violist made his debut in a recital at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It also turned out to be the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Thompson learned of King's death not long before walking onstage. Needless to say, the news "was a very heavy burden to carry." But it also marked the start of an illustrious career for the Juilliard-educated musician, who then, as now, was one of only a handful of African-Americans to find success in classical music. It was with these twin legacies in mind -- King's and his own -- that Thompson, now an Institute professor at MIT, designed the program for his upcoming recital at Kresge Auditorium on Feb. 24. The concert, which is part of MIT's Sounding Series, presented by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology and Music and Theater Arts, coincides with the 50th anniversary of King's death, as well as the founding of the MIT Black Students' Union. The program begins with Vivaldi's "Concerto for Viola D'Amore and Strings." Next up is "Rothko Chapel," an exquisite work by the 20th century composer Morton Feldman. The program also boasts the Boston premiere of Elena Ruehr's "Shadow Light," a concerto for solo viola and string quartet. The evening's final installment, Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Flos Campi," features the MIT Chamber Chorus under the direction of MIT's Director of Choral Programs, Dr. William Cutter.
Amazement awaits you and your guests inside Black Rabbit Rose, a swanky multi-space venue boasting a theater for magic and variety acts, plus a bar featuring craft cocktails and Thai-Chinese small plates. This retro-style cabaret show sets out to impress with an array of burlesque and specialty performers, while the world's finest close-up illusionists dazzle you with their magical talent. VIP admission grants you front-row seating at this intimate Hollywood nightspot.
Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation's oldest operating jazz supper club, having showcased such internationally renowned artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd, Maynard Ferguson and Eva Cassidy. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown in an 18th century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley offers a unique and intimate ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920s and '30s. Go for just the music and drinks, or make it an evening and choose from authentic Creole cuisine, steak and seafood dishes.
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 10:00pm (Integriti Reeves - Vocals)Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 / 10:00pm (Geoff Gallante - Trumpet)Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 / 10:00pm (George Burton Quintet - Piano - Tim Warfield, Jason Palmer, Pablo Menares, Wayne Smith Jr.)Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 10:00pm (Duke Robillard Band - Award Winning Blues Guitarist)Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 / 10:00pm (Tierney Sutton Band - Vocals)Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 10:00pm (Kendra Foster - Soul/Funk)Monday, Mar. 5, 2018 / 10:00pm (Meklit)Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 / 10:00pm (Phillip "Doc" Martin)
This year's Seattle University Redhawks are looking for another conference title, taking on teams from Albany to Bakersfield at their home field in Bellevue. Manager Donny Harrel helms the team as they look to regain their success in 2016, when they claimed the Western Athletic Conference title. Cheer on your local college team at Bannerwood Sports Park.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 4:00pm (vs. University of the Pacific)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 1:00pm (Double Header vs. University of the Pacific)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 2:00pm (vs. British Columbia)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 12:00pm (vs. University of the Pacific)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 4:00pm (vs. Rhode Island)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 1:00pm (Double Header vs. Rhode Island)Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 12:00pm (vs. Rhode Island)Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 / 4:00pm (vs. Gonzaga)
Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by USA Today, the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Laugh Factory's roster of performers has included Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and many more -- almost anyone you can think of in the comedy business. With tableside food and drink service and stellar talent on stage, the Laugh Factory is a surefire bet for a great night out.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (Drink Date Laugh)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 11:30pm (The Nasty Show)Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 / 8:00pm (Afterthoughts)Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 / 7:30pm (Top Ten Tuesdays)Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 / 9:30pm (Top Ten Tuesdays)Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (Stand Up For Diabetes)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Drink Date Laugh)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 11:30pm (The Nasty Show)
It's every party planner's biggest nightmare: an unexpected surprise -- and in Isobel Mahon's hilarious and biting new play, Party Face, one young woman encounters more than her fair share of them. Starring Academy Award winner Hayley Mills, the plot centers around a young woman whose carefully planned event goes awry when her mother brings along her own food and the "right person" to be her daughter's new BFF. So they throw on their best party faces and hope for the best. When facades start to crack, tears begin to spill and so do the secrets. Direct from Ireland, Party Face invites you to contemplate the lengths people will go through to maintain certain images, while also exposing the beauty of our imperfectly perfect selves at the New York City Center.
Only the hottest new works make the trip to the desert as Art Palm Springs returns with its always impressive lineup of galleries and creators over President's Day weekend. Expanding to a fourth day in 2018, close to 80 exhibitors are set to offer the finest pieces from more than 300 artists for display and sale at the Palm Springs Convention Center. One of the most popular and important post-war/contemporary art fairs in the country, the show also draws curators, collectors, designers and celebrities like Cheech Marin, Jodie Foster, Alexa Davalos and others. Browse, buy and be inspired as you surround yourself with beauty and creativity.
Spend a gorgeous day at the races at a true Los Angeles landmark with an exclusive Farriers package that includes food, craft beer, collectible keepsakes and more. Santa Anita Park's Farriers Package features Club House admission, complete with box seating and a racing program, along with a pint of local craft beer from the Farriers bar and an entree from one of Santa Anita's brand-new Club House Mezzanine eateries. And if the memories you make at Santa Anita Park aren't enough, the Farriers package also includes a commemorative pint glass so you can take a piece of the "Great Race Place" home with you.
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)
Lincoln Center Theatre's Tony-winning production of this classic musical, dubbed "breathtaking and exquisite" by The New York Times, makes a royal appearance at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Set in 1860's Bangkok, The King and I tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist king, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. This Rodgers & Hammerstein revival is "too beautiful to miss," according to New York magazine, boasting a score with such beloved standards as "Getting To Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance" and "Something Wonderful."
Is Ethan the misogynistic playboy of his tell-all book Sex With Strangers, in which he claimed to hook up with a different woman every night for a year? Has he changed and become more respectful of women? Olivia would like to know. Laura Eason's 2009 play was ahead of its time in its examination of the locker room mentality that has led to the sorts of abuses that are now widely condemned. Catch this timely, modern, Jeff Recommended romance at Lake Forest's Citadel Theatre.
A study in the corrupting power of unchecked ambition, Shakespeare's bloody psychological thriller features one of Shakespeare's most haunting tragic figures, the brave Scottish general Macbeth. After receiving a prophecy from a trio of fantastical witches claiming that he is fated to be King of Scotland, Macbeth becomes consumed by the prospect of political advancement. Spurred to action by his equally ambitious wife, something wicked this way comes when Macbeth hits the Mainstage Theatre of Sacramento Theatre Company, with the general proving himself not a man worthy of the kingship, but a tyrannical madman.
A triple-threat comic-singer-musician, Sarge brings his rapid-fire, off-the-cuff observational comedy, spot-on impressions and exceptional musical skills to the Gleason Room at The Fillmore, courtesy of the Miami JCC. The star of such one-man shows as The Chanukah Chutzpah Tour and 50 Shades of Oy Vey, Sarge promises more of his signature stand-up with his latest, The Black Jew With a Chai I.Q. Born in Miami and raised in New York, Sarge has been featured on HBO and Comedy Central and opened for celebs like Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin and The Beach Boys.
Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen. The heartwarming Academy Award-winning tale you love is now live and skating into Capital One Arena. You'll be magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including "Let It Go." Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all! Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney princesses and characters from favorites like Disney*Pixar's Toy Story, Finding Dory and Disney's The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.
A group of unemployed steel workers go The Full Monty in this hit Broadway musical inspired by the Oscar-nominated film. In this Americanized stage adaptation written by Terrence McNally and David Yazbek, six men decide to raise some much-needed cash by staging a striptease act. But as they aren't exactly your typical beefcakes, what they end up creating is the most unforgettable display of pale, flabby flesh that their blue-collar town has ever seen -- all while conquering their inner demons, improving their self-esteem and learning some important lessons about friendship. The Full Monty was nominated for a whopping 10 Tony Awards in 2001, including Best Musical, and now San Diego Musical Theatre brings this touching, funny and crowd-pleasing show to the Horton Grand Theatre.
National Geographic Live! brings the top National Geographic photographers, scientists, filmmakers, and adventurers to audiences around the world to share their unbelievable behind-the-scenes stories and stunning images and video, live onstage. This special Spring Series package includes all four upcoming talks at San Jose's Hammer Theatre Center. First up is photographer and adventurer Cory Richards. The first American to climb an 8,000-meter peak, at age 29, Richards loves to tell the story of the human response to struggle on expeditions. Next up is Steve Winter, who'll share his experience documenting threatened big cat species around the world and discuss how by saving them, we can save ourselves. Then renowned photographer Brian Skerry shares images and stories from his book, Ocean Soul. Wrapping up the series is photojournalist Ami Vitale, who sees her photographic travels around the world as a mission to create awareness and understanding across cultures, communities and countries.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 7:00pm (Plus Mar 14, Mar 28 and May 9, 2018 @ 7:00pm)
The Harlem Repertory Theatre brings back its "bold new expressionistic interpretation" of the modern musical classic by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, with a cast of 20 filling four performance areas and getting up-close-and-personal with the audience. Winner of four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, In the Heights captures the hopes and hustle of a tight-knit Dominican-American community with authenticity and joy thanks to the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, not to mention Miranda's infectious score of vibrant hip-hop, pop and Latin music.
Featuring four works from varied and brilliant choreographers and composers, Joffrey Ballet presents Modern Masters at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre. One of Balanchine's earliest experimental works, The Four Temperaments makes its Joffrey premiere, fusing classical steps with a lean, angular style. The ballet is inspired by the medieval belief that human beings are made up of four different humors that determine a person's temperament. Body of Your Dreams is a madcap play on fitness crazes -- an inventive piece that brings wit and whimsy to our obsession with physical perfection. Beyond the Shore receives its world premiere, as Joffrey Ballet Master Blanc transports you through five mesmerizing worlds amid Mason Bates' lush orchestral and electronic soundscape. Lastly, the show features the Chicago premiere of Glass Pieces. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins' birthday, this tour de force from pioneer Robbins and minimalist composer Philip Glass marries artistry and athleticism to echo the pulse of 1980s metropolitan America.
This is New York's top-rated and longest-running off-Broadway magic show. Now in its 21st year, each week the show features some of the finest stage magicians performing mind-boggling illusions and head-scratching sleight-of-hand in an intimate theatrical setting. Every show is different and showcases at least five renowned illusionists, many of them featured on TV shows like America's Got Talent, Good Morning America, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and NBC's Today Show. The fun even spills off of the stage and into intermission, as magicians mingle with guests in the Close-Up Gallery and the theater. Catch this must-see NYC experience any Monday evening at the Players Theatre. Please see the full event listing for the schedule of upcoming performers.
Imagine being a fly on the wall for a heated conversation between Dr. Sigmund Freud, the devoutly atheist father of psychoanalysis, and philosophical Christian writer-professor C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, on the very day that England enters into World War II. If your synapses started firing off at the mere thought of such a stimulating debate, you're in luck. Los Angeles' Odyssey Theatre Ensemble brings that imagined encounter to vivid life in Freud's Last Session. Don't miss this spirited and critically acclaimed off-Broadway play, which finds these two intellectual giants confronting each other over their beliefs concerning love, sex, death and the existence of God.
If you're slow on the social media uptake, not up on apps and still can't figure out how to pronounce "gif," Megabytes! is the production for you. This musical revue features comedic songs and sketches that delve into the frustrations, annoyances and occasional joys of surviving in a high-tech world. Playwright Morris Bobrow ushers you through the kinds of relatable situations your basic, everyday non-techie person knows all too well. Log off from swiping, scrolling and surfing and spend a little quality analog time at San Francisco's Shelton Theater.
Join us for Oscar Wilde's comedy masterpiece! The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, revolves around one of the most ingenious, and hilarious, cases of mistaken identity ever put into a play. Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor. The reliable Jack Worthing has wooed Gwendolen under the name Ernest, while the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Cecily. When all four arrive at Jack's country home on the same weekend accompanied by the formidable Lady Bracknell, the gallants must grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions. Our production at The Madeline Garden in Pasadena features a full cast of professional Los Angeles actors, beautiful costumes, and an immersive dining experience. All general admissions will include a full English high-tea meal of tomato bisque, assorted tea sandwiches and savories, cream scone with clotted cream and jam, crème brûlée, tiramisu, chocolate strawberries, and other seasonal selections. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel blossoms on stage as a musical. Little Women follows the adventures of the remarkable March sisters -- budding author Jo, practical Meg, sweet Beth and romantic Amy -- who're coming of age during the Civil War under the care of their doting mother. A touching tale of young love, achieving your dreams and the enduring power of family, this song-filled adaptation at The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, New Jersey is designed for the entire family to enjoy. The show's original New York run starred Tony-winner Sutton Foster (Younger), who was nominated for both a Drama Desk and a Tony Award for her performance as Jo.
Celebrate the best beer and music that San Diego has to offer with Local Brews Local Grooves Craft Beer & Music Festival at House of Blues San Diego. Drink samples of 14 craft beers from S.D.'s thriving breweries like Karl Strauss, Modern Times and Stone, while enjoying food specials from the House of Blues kitchen that perfectly pair together. Plus, hear 14 of the city's best bands on two stages of live music. The roster is jam packed with locals acts like The Montell Jordans, Almost Monday, Jessica Lerner Band, The Night Howls and many more. Sampling wristbands, which will be available for purchase at the door, allow you to sample your way through the beer selection.
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 3:00pm (Doors Open at 3:00pm)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 4:20pm (Doors Open at 4:00pm)
Still head-banging on Broadway, School of Rock is ready to shred at Cincinnati's Aronoff Center for the Arts. This New York Times Critics' Pick was adapted from the 2003 film that launched Jack Black as a full-blown star, and just happens to feature 14 new songs from the King of the Musical, none other than Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. All the original tunes from the film are included too, and Entertainment Weekly called this stage version "an inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz." The show follows Dewey Finn, who was kicked out of his band and is struggling to make ends meet when he finds himself in the most unlikely of jobs -- teaching at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students' talent for classical music, he decides to steer them over to rock 'n' roll, turning this class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, mind-blowing, kick-ass band. Awesomeness ensues.
Behind a secret door near the intersection of North Beach and Chinatown lies a dimly lit subterranean realm teeming with colorful characters and overlapping storylines. This is The Speakeasy, an interactive theatrical experience that will transport you to a 1920s San Francisco watering hole full of bootleggers, bouncers, war veterans and barflies. As you wander throughout the multi-room environment, sipping cocktails, playing casino games, or simply observing, you'll stumble across all manner of conversations and interactions as a complex narrative web unfolds. Never the same thing twice, The Speakeasy is a meta-theatrical event you'll want to see again and again.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 7:30pm
Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world's most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood. When Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! wiggles and jumps into New York, your kids will learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster. Build a snowman with Elmo, flap your wings with Big Bird, marvel at Abby's magic, be amazed when Super Grover flies and move to the rhythm with Rosita. All this fun and more gets under way at The Theater at Madison Square Garden
EastVille Comedy Club, located in the heart of Manhattan's East Village, prides itself on featuring the funniest and most experienced comics in the biz for a sure-fire night of laughs. The 125-seat retro club regularly hosts comedians seen in film and on television's Comedy Central, HBO, The Tonight Show and Late Show. Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander, Jim Gaffigan and Todd Barry are among the top comics who've recently played the EastVille, and up-and-comers often share the bill, so you can see the comedy stars of tomorrow, too.
In 1998, gay college student Matthew Shepard was savagely beaten, tied to a post and left to die outside the town of Laramie, Wyoming. A month after that tragedy, director Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project conducted more than 200 interviews there, and adapted it into The Laramie Project, a powerful, thought-provoking play about a community shaken to its core. The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later revisits after a full decade has passed to find a town dealing with the temptation to rewrite history in the name of moving on. This powerful epilogue explores the legacy of Matthew's murder, and includes the return of several familiar Laramie citizens, as well as first-time interviews with Shepard's killers and his mother Judy. This bold new staging from the Wandering Theatre Company at New York's Access Theatre gives you the choice of seeing the two plays together or performed separately.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Part 1 - The Laramie Project)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Part 2 - Ten Years Later)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 2:00pm (Full Cycle - Parts 1 and 2)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Part 1 - The Laramie Project)Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm (Full Cycle - Parts 1 and 2)Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Part 2 - Ten Years Later)Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 2:00pm (Full Cycle - Parts 1 and 2)Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Part 1 - The Laramie Project)
Kansas City social workers Penni and Nathan have to walk a fine line between doing everything they can to help disadvantaged children without getting emotionally involved in their cases -- a difficult task made even harder by the fact that the pair used to be lovers. When the two are assigned the case of a nine-year old boy named Ontario, tempers flare as they clash over how best to help the wayward child. Moving drama Ontario Was Here comes to the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.
Singer-songwriter Carla Bruni brings her trademark smoky, breathy vocals to L.A.'s Orpheum Theatre, where she'll perform the unexpected range of covers featured on her most recent release French Touch. Yes, you'll hear classics like "Moon River" and "Stand By Your Man," but she'll also deliver less predictable personal favorites like Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence." Bruni gives them all a dose of her signature French ennui and tasteful jazzy backings. Watch the French pop star (and former First Lady) take on tracks by Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, AC/DC and beyond.
How far must sisters go to finally come together around memories, grievance and the sudden death of their gambler father? About as far as a Reno, Nevada motel room it seems. Three strong sisters take steps to reconnect, grieve and reframe their past - and future - in this surprising comedy with a full-on heart tug all the way through. Winner of the Gilmore Creek Play Competition, Three the Hard Way is another Midwest premiere this season at St. Charles' Steel Beam Theatre.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 3:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 3:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 8:00pm
The lady in the long black dress is high-tailing it into the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center with some heavenly music and it's sure to be "Fabulous, Baby!" In Sister Act: The Musical, watch disco diva Deloris Van Cartier go incognito -- in a convent, of all places -- and breathe new life into the rigid Mother Superior, the uptight church and the entire community. Based on the rousing 1992 film, this theatrical adaptation features original music by Tony-and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken.
Join the six-time national-champion UCLA Women's Gymnastics team for an exciting meet at Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins have a star-studded squad this season, highlighted by Olympic Gold Medalist, World Champion and NCAA Champion Kyla Ross. UCLA Women's Gymnastics team meets are captivating fun the whole family can enjoy.
Named after its first regular headliner, Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, Birdland first feathered its nest on Broadway in 1949, and has since become synonymous with New York jazz. Count Basie and his band made the club their home, as did Coltrane, Monk, Dizzy, Miles and more. Now on West 44th in Midtown Manhattan, Birdland's still going strong, and is called "close to perfection for serious fans and musicians" by The New York Times, with its awesome sight lines, pristine acoustics and an award-winning Cajun-American menu. You'll find the most famous names in jazz on its stage, as well as exciting up-and-comers every night of the week.
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure ... but what will mum find when she gets home? Enjoy Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
In a Vietnamese refugee camp in Arkansas circa 1975, two bereaved Saigon natives find love in a strange new land. So goes Vietgone, a bold new romantic comedy by "geek theater" impresario Qui Nguyen, an artist famous in New York for productions packed full of martial arts, sword fights and puppetry. Based on the lives of his own parents, Vietgone is a slightly more subtle affair, but still reflects Nguyen's irreverent humor and pop-culture-obsessed aesthetic as it crisscrosses between the traumatic evacuation of Saigon and a turbulent yet passionate tale of love in the rural United States. See San Diego Repertory Theatre's production of this wildly imaginative, "culturally savvy comedy" (The New York Times) at The Lyceum Space in San Diego.
As a child out of East Los Angeles, Rivest Dunlap ran into more than his fair share of obstacles before finally reaching the stage. Still, his underlying dream remained unchanged; he knew he was born to make people laugh. Always one to follow his heart, Rivest quickly realized that his elementary school teachers were right: he was born to be a comedian. Five years ago, Rivest took the plunge and hasn't looked back since. Pulling from life experiences and creatively poking fun at his own complex cultural identity, his unique brand of comedy has carried him to comedy clubs all over the country, and now to Tommy T's Comedy in Pleasanton!
Avast, ye scurvy dogs! Circus Vargas is back with an all new show that's sure to spark joy in the hearts of landlubbers and swabbies alike. America's favorite traveling big top circus adds a fantastical new level of swashbuckling spectacle to its music-filled extravaganza with Dreaming of Pirates at Westfield North County in Escondido. Jam-packed with aerial feats, acrobatics and clowning, not to mention a colorful cast of characters, world-class performers, singing, comedy and more, Dreaming of Pirates has plenty of treasures for the whole family to enjoy. 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.
Progressive metalcore band Architects built their latest U.S. tour around Doomsday, their first album and single since the devastating cancer death of 28-year-old founding member Tom Searle in 2016. Their brand of hard rock is known for its technical guitar work, distorted riffs and atmospheric breakdowns, which they've displayed since coming together in England in '06 and releasing six discs, including 2016's award-winning All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us. Powerful vocalist Sam Carter fronts the band, which also includes lead guitarist Josh Middleton of Sylosis. Catch the show at House of Blues Chicago.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 5:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
Jam-packed with big, flashy numbers like "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," it's no surprise Time magazine pronounced Guys and Dolls "the greatest of all American musicals." The Tony-winning musical is set in New York City during the swinging 1940s. The story follows Nathan Detroit, who turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the cash to float the biggest craps game in town. When dolls -- especially a straitlaced missionary named Sarah Brown -- get involved, the term "high stakes" applies to both love and money. See Frank Loesser's beloved Broadway rom-com at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh Factory is renowned for attracting high-caliber stand-up talent, including up-and-coming comics and big-name stars from TV and film. For its recurring Chicago's Best Stand-Up show, the club pulls together an ever-changing and original lineup of comedy titans, representing the best the Windy City has to offer.
Whether it's 1892 or 2018, Nobel Prize-winning writer George Bernard Shaw's scathingly satirical comedies still have the uncanny power to provide pointed commentary on what's happening in the here and now. In Widowers' Houses, an idealistic young doctor is dismayed to learn that his new girlfriend happens to be the daughter of a predatory real-estate speculator, but that's just the first difficult pill he has to swallow. Shaw penned more than 60 plays, including classics like Saint Joan and Pygmalion, but this socially-aware comedy was his first to be staged. See this ever-timely production at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company.
This comedy parodies just about every English mystery play ever written, imbuing its story with a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for "clever" weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to eerie Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island where they're expected to impersonate their fictional characters. Then a real murder takes place and Miss Maple is outraged, offering an immense reward to the "detective" who can bring the killer to justice. Watch all the hilarity of The Butler Did It unfold on the stage of the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center in Cicero.
An intimate portrait of Camelot's "queen mother," Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Rose is an engrossing solo show set in the summer of 1969, just days after her only surviving son, Ted, has been implicated in the drowning of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick. Alone with her invalid husband in their house in Hyannis Port, Rose attempts to retrace the rise and fall of this great family -- from her husband's infidelity to her daughter Rosemary's tragic lobotomy and, of course, her sons John and Robert Kennedy's assassinations -- as they traversed continents, shaped history and inspired a nation. Rose was written by Kennedy scholar Laurence Leamer, author of the national bestseller The Kennedy Women, and is presented at Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago.
The penultimate production in playwright August Wilson's acclaimed Pittsburgh Cycle, King Hedley II transports you to the 1980's, where you find the titular character struggling to rebuild his life. He's an ex-con peddling stolen refrigerators to save up for his own business and hopefully start anew. Desperately fighting to overcome his record, his family and a world that's against him, King spends his time trying to plant seeds in a garden where nothing can grow. This becomes the perfect metaphor for his life and his dreams, which are seemingly doomed to a violent end. True Colors Theater Company brings Wilson's dark, symbolic Pulitzer- and Tony-nominated play to the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta.
In a Vietnamese refugee camp in Arkansas circa 1975, two bereaved Saigon natives find love in a strange new land. So goes Vietgone, a bold new romantic comedy by "geek theater" impresario Qui Nguyen, an artist famous in New York for productions packed full of martial arts, sword fights and puppetry. Based on the lives of his own parents, Vietgone is a slightly more subtle affair, but still reflects Nguyen's irreverent humor and pop-culture-obsessed aesthetic as it crisscrosses between the traumatic evacuation of Saigon and a turbulent yet passionate tale of love in the rural United States. See American Conservatory Theater's production of this wildly imaginative, "culturally savvy comedy" (The New York Times) at A.C.T Strand Theater in San Francisco.
Antoine Scott got his start as a comedian performing for an audience of one -- his reflection in his parents' bedroom mirror. But those days are long behind him, and now Scott performs for real audiences, sharing the stage with comedy legends like D.L. Hughley, Monique, Kevin Hart, Earthquake, Tracy Morgan, Bill Bellamy and more. From his appearances on comedy shows like Showtime at the Apollo and Who Got Jokes to his hilarious LookAtcha reaction videos on social media, Antoine Scott is always making people laugh. Now you can be one of them when this lifelong comic comes to the Baltimore Comedy Factory.
The Hatfields and the McCoys were at the center of the most famous -- and infamous -- family feud in American history. These two rural families, living in Kentucky and West Virginia, have become synonymous with family honor, justice and revenge for the war they fought with words and weapons. Inspired both by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and factual events, Hatfield & McCoy takes place in a philosophically polarized America just as it's emerging from the Civil War. Romance and gunfire erupt when young Rose Anna McCoy and Johnse Hatfield fall in love, marry in secret and vow to reconcile their feuding families against all odds. Their tale of woe is served up with a heaping helping of original Americana tunes, connecting times past to a very familiar present. See it on the stage of The House Theatre of Chicago's Chopin Theatre.
An enigmatic woman, her brilliant father, and an unanticipated suitor. After the discovery of a groundbreaking proof, Catherine is confronted with the question of how much of her mathematician father's brilliance did she inherit -- and is that the only thing he passed on to her? Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Auburn's Proof is a moving exploration of the nature of genius, women in mathematics, and father-daughter relationships. Don't miss this Catalyst Collaborative@MIT and The Nora Theatre Company production at Central Square Theater in Cambridge.
When it comes to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic, the numbers are staggering -- as are the melodic score and inventive stagecraft, including a first-of-its kind falling chandelier. The Phantom of the Opera has won more than 50 major theater awards, including the Tony for Best Musical. It's the longest-running musical in the history of Broadway. At its core, though, this exciting tale of doomed romance has stood the test of time with its tragic love story featuring a mysterious masked man living beneath the majestic Paris Opera House who becomes obsessed with a beautiful opera singer. The soaring score features the memorable title tune, along with "Masquerade," "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You," with a book based on the suspenseful French novel by Gaston Leroux. This visual and aural spectacular provides an unmatched live experience. See it now on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre.
With its new show Collage 2018: Be Bold, San Diego Civic Dance Company brings breathtaking costumes, imaginative set pieces, gorgeous theatrical lighting and 75 professionally trained dancers to the historic Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park. Watch performers delve into a wealth of dance styles, including tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, modern, musical theater and Bollywood.
Singer and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss adds even more razzle dazzle to that greatest of Broadway traditions: Chicago. Boasting sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch, Chicago tells the tale of convicted murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who'll stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. During the showy decadence of the 1920s, their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which could just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. A smash on Broadway (winning six Tony Awards) and on the big screen (winning six Academy Awards), this biting satire features the unforgettable songs of Kander and Ebb, including "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and many more hits. Enjoy this musical trip back to a time when a little razzle-dazzle made everything just fine in this dazzling production at the Ambassador Theatre in the heart of Broadway.
You get service with a laugh when The Meatballs Of Comedy are the staff! Join the one and only Celebrity Chef Eva, Maitre D' Vincent, Cocktail Cutie Amy and Headwaiters Jimmy & Joey for a one-of-a-kind stand-up comedy show that will fill your belly with laughter. The Meatballs of Comedy are serving up comedy Italian style at The Federal in North Hollywood.
No one in the news is safe in NEWSical the Musical. Now in its sixth smash year and the winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, composer-lyricist Rick Crom's topical musical comedy tackles all the news that's fit to spoof. From politicians to celebrities, scandals to trends, headlines to gossip, songs and material is constantly updated to stay up-to-the-minute. See why The Associated Press described NEWSical the Musical as "The Daily Show set to music."
Aviatrix Amelia Earhart, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson and author Agatha Christie each vanished mysteriously. Agatha disappeared for 11 days; Aimee disappeared for three weeks; and of course Amelia vanished completely. Vanishing Point, a musical comedy-fantasy, brings these three women together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives. Enjoy this Seattle Public Theater production at The Bathhouse Theater.
The NBA season is heating up and the Sacramento Kings are hitting the court at Golden 1 Center. After making some big moves in the offseason, the Kings are newly reinvigorated with an exciting young team. With Rookie of the Year contender De'Aaron Fox bringing a jolt to the offense and eight-time All-Star Vince Carter adding some veteran leadership, the Kings are setting their sights on the playoffs. To get there, they'll have to battle it out with a tough Western Conference first. You won't miss a single play now that the Kings are in their shiny new arena, which features one of the largest screens in the NBA showing replays in 4K Ultra HD. Plus, there's free Wi-Fi, so you can Instagram all the selfies and slam dunks you can snap. Don't forget to nab some of the locally sourced concessions items, like a juicy pork sandwich from Porchetta House and a Fieldwork IPA.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Oklahoma City Thunder)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Los Angeles Lakers)Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Minnesota Timberwolves)Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Brooklyn Nets)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Utah Jazz)Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 6:00pm (vs. New York Knicks)Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. New Orleans Pelicans)Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Orlando Magic)
The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's and '30s comes to life in Ain't Misbehavin', the three-time Tony Award-winning musical revue. Watch the Seattle Musical Theatre performers embark on a journey through the timeless music of jazz legend Thomas "Fats" Waller. You'll be jumpin' and jivin' to the piano rolls of "Honeysuckle Rose," "This Joint is Jumpin'" and, of course, the classic title track. Sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry and always unforgettable, this Jazz Age gem is saving all its musical charms for you.
Local businessman and manufacturer Joe Keller developed a bitter history with his business partner after dealing with profound tragedy during World War II. Despite the odds, love blossoms between Joe's son Chris and his partner's daughter Ann. Joe is destined to face old dilemmas and defend his decisions in this electrifying family drama. All My Sons established playwright Arthur Miller as an American theater icon, and won the 1947 Drama Critics' Award for Best New Play. Court Theatre's production is directed by Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and features Timothy Edward Kane (An Iliad; One Man, Two Guvnors; Harvey) and the return of both John Judd (Gross Indecency, Lettice and Lovage) and Kate Collins (Nora, The Real Thing) to the Court stage in Chicago.
The con is on at Marietta's Jennie T. Anderson Theatre! Singing swindlers, high livin' on the French Riviera, a cockeyed competition and a score by the composer of The Full Monty make Dirty Rotten Scoundrels a dynamite musical adaptation of the popular 1988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. While the suave Lawrence Jameson charms wealthy women out of thousands, Freddy Benson uses pity to get free meals from the tenderhearted. In a battle for territory, the two agree to a contest: The first to wheedle $50,000 out of a beautiful heiress wins, and the entire Riviera is his and his alone. Atlanta Lyric Theatre brings you this hilarious Tony-nominated show that's sure to steal your heart.
The grandest of grand operas, Giuseppe Verdi's Aida strikes a brilliant balance of spectacular pageantry and emotional intimacy, all of which is amplified by Elton John's killer pop-rock score and Tim Rice's powerful lyrics. This massively crowd-pleasing musical delivers a contemporary spin on the classic tale of forbidden love between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As their taboo love grows in the face of cultural differences and the pressures of their warring nations, these lovers must face death itself in order to be together. Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, Aida is filled with passionate storytelling, exuberant dancing and world-class staging and singing. See it when it takes the stage of the Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse.
The first Broadway play written by an African-American playwright, A Raisin in the Sun is a masterpiece that The New York Times credits with changing American theater forever. First produced in 1959 and adapted two years later into a now-classic film starring Sidney Poitier, Raisin is as powerful today as it was nearly 60 years ago. The story, which echoes playwright Lorraine Hansberry's own trials growing up, centers on the Youngers, a black family attempting to move into a "white" neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. But a new house is just one of the Youngers' many dreams. Crowded into a two-bedroom apartment, three generations each yearn for different versions of a better life -- whether it's a business, or a spouse, or the right to live with long-denied dignity. Be sure to catch this quintessential American drama when it comes to Mandell Weiss Theatre in La Jolla's Jacobs Theatre District.
The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face in the Broadway hit Good People. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), this Tony-nominated dramatic comedy finds struggling single mother Margie Walsh laid off from her job at the dollar store and left with the reality that her South Boston neighborhood is providing the same lack of opportunity it always has. It's the kind of place where, for many people, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills -- and church bingo is a big night out on the town. Facing eviction, Margie's forced to turn to an old high school flame for help. But he's now a successful physician living in the suburbs ... and Margie is way out of her element there. With a keen eye for character and an uncanny sense of humor, this OnStage Atlanta production of Good People explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hope that come with having next to nothing in America. Catch it all at the 7 Stages theater.
If we're lucky, we will grow old. How we get there is something else. We will be thankful, bitter, accepting, angry, cantankerous and funny as hell. In Senior Moments, a new play cycle from award-winning playwright Fernando Dovalina, all these paths and more are explored. See the seven short skits at Queensbury Theatre - Black Box Theatre in Houston.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about a romantic rivalry on the Western frontier boasts a collection of classic songs and a spirit that's made it an enduring favorite. The story of the lovely Laurey and her two determined suitors -- Curly the cowboy and Jud the hired farmhand -- tackles the class issues between farmers and cattlemen in the rugged landscape of a new state. Featuring such Broadway favorites as "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "People Will Say We're in Love," "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top," and the exuberant title song, this brilliant first collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein set box-office records as it ushered in the Golden Age of American musical theater. See this classic in Irvine at Musical Theatre Village.
Turn-of-the-20th-century New York -- no other time and place better captures the promise of the American Dream. The streets teemed with people from all walks of life. From the extremely wealthy to greatly impoverished, they came in search of something more. And it was all set to an infectious, new kind of music pouring from the dance halls: ragtime. Bringing this roiling melting pot to life, the Tony-winning musical Ragtime (based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel) follows three ethnically diverse characters -- a white upper-class mother, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring African-American musician -- whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined. Along the way, they rub shoulders with everyone from Harry Houdini to Henry Ford. This Berkeley Playhouse production will transport you back in time, while shining light on our own times, with this eminently American story.
Fans of Drunk History and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, which combines an entirely serious Shakespeare play with one completely inebriated cast member. For the last six years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the U.K., and the cast is bringing the good time to Austin. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show is fresh off sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, where a cast member drinks beer, wine and whiskey on stage, drunkenly sings the Dawson's Creek theme song and occasionally (accidentally, of course) bares a nipple or two. Brush up on your Bard knowledge, and head down to The Rockwell near Boston for The Taming of the Shrew, because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
Annie and her brother Jack climb up into their backyard treehouse and climb back down more than 400 years in the past in the Midwest premiere of this hip-hop musical based on the acclaimed book by children's author Mary Pope Osborne. Teaming up with none other than William Shakespeare himself, the daring sibling duo must overcome a severe case of stage fright to save the playwright's big show -- and in the process discover that history is made by people who conquer their fears. Full of Hamilton-style hip-hop beats, Magic Tree House: Showtime With Shakespeare at the Apollo Theater in Chicago is a tuneful tale of time travel and theater.
"You can learn a lot of things from the flowers" ... especially at this year's Alice in Wonderland-inspired Pacific Orchid Exposition. Delight at the sight of 150,000 unique orchids from across the globe as the American Orchid Society celebrates with its whimsical theme: Curiouser and Curiouser, Orchids in Wonderland. Because of its diverse microclimate, the Bay Area is widely acknowledged as one of the best orchid growing regions in the world and is home to thousands of exotic species. Spend a golden afternoon at San Francisco's Hall of Flowers enjoying the largest orchid show in the U.S., now in its 66th year.
One of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved children's tales, The Emperor's New Clothes comes to the stage in an all-new musical adaptation from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the imaginative duo behind Seussical. The whimsical fairy tale follows new emperor Marcus, a fourteen-year-old who has reluctantly inherited the throne. Marcus is no good at royal insults and can't use a sword, either. So he tries to hide behind an ever-expanding wardrobe. When that doesn't work, he falls for the Swindler's line -- only to find that no matter how grand (or small) you appear, it's what's on the inside that counts. Revel in this delightful hour-long comedy for the young and the young-at-heart at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 10:00amWednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 10:00amThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 10:00amThursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 10:00amWednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 10:00amSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 10:00am
If you go by the history books, on August 29, 1966 the Beatles played their last live concert. But if you go by your eyes and ears, the Beatles still play on, thanks to 1964: The Tribute. No less an authority than Rolling Stone declared the band to be the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth." But the master musicians in this faux Fab Four have elevated their performance far beyond that of a "tribute act." For nearly 34 years, they have excelled at re-creating every nuance of a live Beatles performance from 1964 to 1966. For more than 3,000 performances, they have evoked the euphoria of the Beatles coming to the United States for the first time. Now, for the 14th time, 1964: The Tribute returns to Carnegie Hall to celebrate the legacy of the Beatles, with a look and sound that even John, Paul, George and Ringo would have to admire.
Prepare your body for BODY, where you can shake it to the best in Afro-Caribbean grooves. DJ Tyn Man and DJ Money Bull spin reggae for a great weekly dance night at The Promontory in Chicago. Check out the impressive 11:00pm dance exhibition, and even catch a lesson to bring out your coolest self in the form of slick new dance moves.
What does "home" mean and what will we do to protect it? As Noura and her husband Tareq prepare to celebrate their first Christmas as American citizens, she looks forward to welcoming a special guest -- Maryam, a young Iraqi refugee. But the girl's arrival upends the family, forcing them to confront where they are, where they've been and who they have become. Noura challenges our notions of modern marriage and motherhood through a portrait of Iraqi immigrants living in New York. In this world-premiere production, award-winning playwright and performer Heather Raffo (Nine Parts of Desire) draws on personal stories of Arab American women responding to A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen's classic drama of one mother's quest to balance her duty with her identity. Noura is presented at D.C.'s Lansburgh Theatre as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.
The popular SoCal music festival known as the Newport Beach Jazz Party returns for the 18th year to put some swing in your winter, with four nights and three days of jazz. Headlining the impressive roster of artists are The Four Freshmen, Frank Capp Juggernaut, Patrick Williams Big Band, CSULB Concert Jazz Orchestra, the Newport Becah Jazz Party All-Star Big Band and music from the Terry Gibbs Dream Band performed by Chuck Redd. A massive list of pianists, organists, bassists, singers and even comedians are set to wow you with entertainment. Whether you're a fan of big band, vocals or just about any other variety of straight-ahead jazz, this impressive gathering of talent in the stunning setting of the Marriott Newport Beach grand ballroom is sure to entertain.
A Regent Theatre school vacation week exclusive! See the #1 all-time animated film with sing along song lyrics on the big screen and relive the magic of all the memorable music. Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey -- teaming up with mountain man Kristoff and a snowman named Olaf -- to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Join us to recapture the magic and majesty of this sparkling masterpiece as you sing along to all your favorite Frozen songs. It will be pure enchantment -- and full of fun for the entire family. Beforehand you can march along in the on-stage parade while wearing your favorite Frozen-inspired costume!
It's 1959 at Emerson's Bar and Grill in Philadelphia, where the audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, just four months before her death. Many of her hit songs are interlaced with salty, often humorous reminiscences, creating a riveting portrait of a blues and jazz legend and her music. This production of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill is part of an unprecedented collaboration between the DCPA and Vintage Theatre, and will star the first lady of Denver, Mary Louise Lee, as Billie Holiday. See this recreation of a singular night in music history, written by Lanie Robertson and directed by Betty Hart, in Aurora.
Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering and straight-talking radio and TV sex therapist. But few know the truly incredible journey that preceded it, which included a desperate escape from the Nazis as a child, wartime service as an Israeli sniper and struggles as a single mother in America. In Becoming Dr. Ruth: An Unexpected Journey, Naomi Jacobsen tells Dr. Ruth Westheimer's story with warmth and humor, charting the unlikely path that led her to become America's favorite sex therapist. This revealing one-woman performance comes to Theater J at the Edlavitch DCJCC in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pm
If the chilly Philadelphia weather has got you down, why not take a trip down south to warm your spirits with delicious food, hot jazz and some of that world-famous hospitality? It'll be a shorter trip than you think, because all of this Southern comfort is coming north of the Mason-Dixon line to South Restaurant. Kick back for weekly jam sessions and performances by touring jazz musicians while enjoying the finest new Southern cuisine and cocktails available from the acclaimed restaurant and bar.
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 9:00pm (Pablo Batista Latin Jazz Ensemble Featuring Nina Rodriguez )Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 9:00pm (Peter White with Gerald Veasley Band)Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 9:00pm (Peter White with Gerald Veasley Band)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 10:00pm (Katie Thiroux)Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 9:00pm (Katie Thiroux)Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 9:00pm (Jeff Kashiwa and Gerald Veasley)Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 9:00pm (Michael Lington and Gerald Veasley)Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 9:00pm (David Dyson)
From the top-quality live musical guests to its exceptional Southern cuisine, Biscuits & Blues is the perfect San Francisco spot to enjoy a night of down-home entertainment nearly every night of the week. Located in the heart of the theater district, this intimate venue hosts the best regional and national blues and jazz acts in a comfortable, close-up setting that's open to all ages. Voted America's No. 1 blues nightclub by The Blues Foundation and the Bay Area Blues Society, it's also known for serving up some of the best fried chicken in the entire region, not to mention California wines, microbrews and specialty cocktails.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 10:00pm (Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute with Alan Iglesias & Crossfire )Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain )Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 9:30pm (Rick Estrin & the Nightcats )Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 10:00pm (Gracie Curran & The High Falutin' Band )Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 9:30pm (Annika Chambers )Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 9:00pm (Jules Leyhe )Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain Special Guest: Mz Dee)Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 9:30pm (Harvey Mandel)
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.
Inclusive casting and the "chosen family" will be the centerpiece of this classic 1930s madcap comedy about two clashing New York families. When a member of the conservative Kirby family falls in love with a girl from the eccentric Vanderhof household, the two families come together to celebrate the couple's engagement and discover their shocking differences over a wildly uncomfortable dinner discussion. Written by masters of comedy George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, this fast-paced, witty classic has been entertaining audiences for more than 70 years. Tee Dennard, a founding member of Seattle's Group Theatre, and Shermona Mitchell lead this cast as grandpa and his novelist daughter, Penny Sycamore, at Seattle's Center Theatre.
Gear up for another exciting season by taking a sneak peek at your Arizona Diamondbacks in spring training action at the beautiful Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale. The D-backs made it to the playoffs last season and look like contenders to return in 2018, so here's your chance to see all the team's veterans, newcomers and hot prospects as they work their way back into regular season form. In addition, spring training is a great way to get close to some of your favorite players, as autographs and interactions are easier to come by during this relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 1:10pm (vs. ASU Sun Devils)Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 / 1:10pm (vs. Colorado Rockies)Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 1:10pm (vs. Colorado Rockies)Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 1:10pm (vs. Milwaukee Brewers)Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 1:10pm (vs. Chicago White Sox)
If you've ever bopped to Rihanna's "Umbrella," Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and even Justin Bieber's "Baby," (which we know you have), you've got The-Dream to thank for it. The R&B producer co-wrote those game-changing jams, plus he's snagged a couple of Grammys for his work with Kanye West and Jay-Z. When he's not in the studio cooking up iconic tracks for the music world's elite, The-Dream is carving out his own niche in the R&B world as a vocalist. He's headed to L.A., where he'll toast the 10th anniversary of his certified gold debut album Love Hate, which featured late-aughts hits like "Falsetto" and "Shawty Is Da S***." Before The-Dream saunters onto the The Novo by Microsoft stage, you'll get a solid dose of old school-influenced soul from Grammy-nominated crooner BJ the Chicago Kid.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
This high-flying comedy, based on a French farce, follows an American lothario living in swinging '60s Paris who's secretly engaged to three different flight attendants and who manages to keep them apart with reluctant help from his housekeeper. But when the new, faster Boeing jet goes into service, the ladies' schedules get jumbled, and things turn turbulent as all three of them descend on his apartment at the same time, along with an old schoolmate who can't seem to keep his pal's cover stories straight. A 2008 Tony winner for Best Revival, Boeing Boeing comes in for a laugh-filled landing at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.
More than 180 exhibitors from across the globe will showcase a variety of beautiful wares at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show. There's something for everyone here, from the curious browser to the novice collector and the seasoned pro. An extraordinary variety of fine art, antique jewelry, rare books, furniture and glass will be on display. Don't miss one of the most anticipated events of the year in the art and collector community, where beauty in all forms will be available for you to see, appreciate and purchase.
Known for her brash comedy style, Luenell is the kind of personality that only needs one name. She co-starred in the hit film Borat -- one of the few actual actors to appear in the film, playing the role of a hooker with a heart of gold. Her stand-up has been seen on the DVDs Katt Williams: American Hustle and Laffapalooza with Jamie Foxx and she has also appeared on BET's ComicView, Comedy Central's Reality Bites Back and Wild 'N Out. Named one of the top 25 funniest people in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine, Luenell's star is on the rise due to her bold and brassy sense of humor, her way with words, and her ability to poke fun at all the curveballs that life can throw at us. Catch her live at Tommy T's Comedy Club in Rancho Cordova.
The NHL season is heating up as the Chicago Blackhawks return to tear up the ice at the United Center. Led by one of the best coaches in the game, Joel Quenneville, the Blackhawks are setting their sights on their fourth Stanley Cup in nine seasons as they take on a fierce Central Division. The team is reinvigorated this year with the return of two of its championship team stars, Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp. Nothing goes with the action on the ice like some hot chow, and the United Center's got that in spades. Check out the tacos al pastor at Big Star Taco or an adobo sausage with chimichurri at the Chicago Sausage Shop. Wash it all down with a Goose Island brew. And for dessert how about crunching into a tub of Garrett cheddar and caramel popcorn mix?
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Ottawa Senators)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. San Jose Sharks)Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Colorado Avalanche)Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Carolina Hurricanes)Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018 / 11:30am (vs. Boston Bruins)Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 6:30pm (vs. St. Louis Blues)Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Colorado Avalanche)Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Vancouver Canucks)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep) and Adam Pally (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project) top line this world premiere, making its off-Broadway bow at New York's Tony Kiser Theater. In Greg Pierce's Cardinal, a woman has a wild idea to turn her struggling Rust Belt town into something a lot more colorful, but her plan has some seeing red and others, like an opportunistic entrepreneur, looking at nothing but green. The dispute soon blooms into a battle royale with the mayor, the defiant matriarch and several residents all fighting for their city's soul. Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Alex Hurt, Stephen Park and Eugene Young round out the cast for Second Stage.
Star-Studded Entertainment presents you with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with Hollywood celebrities, dunk kings, and VIPs. With All Star Weekend, you can party hard with the hottest, the most fly, the dopest and the greatest stars ever to light up the atmosphere with those three points shots. Hennessy Carolina (Cardi B's little sister) and Jasmin Haye hosts.
A hit since its 1980 debut on Broadway, 42nd Street follows the journey of star-struck chorus girl Peggy Sawyer as she tries to make her mark in show business. It's a a classic story of dedication, hard work, talent and being in the right place at the right time. And of course there is also a love story. Set during the Great Depression, 42nd Street is filled with classic musical numbers, including "We're in the Money," "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me" and "Lullaby of Broadway." 42nd Street won a Tony Award for its original 1980 production and continues to thrill audiences today.
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, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)
New York City's hit fill-in-the-blanks comedy show is coming to L.A. for a one-night-only performance to benefit the A.C.L.U. Mash up a murder mystery, improvisational comedy and a classic game of Mad Libs and you've got Villain DeBlanks, a raucous whodunit with key script elements suggested by the audience. You'll provide nouns, verbs, adjectives, desserts and even body parts, and in turn a crack team of top comic actors including Tracie Thoms (Rent), Hal Sparks (Queer as Folk), Nicole Parker (Wicked), Frank DeCaro (The Daily Show), Barrett Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles), Wayne Wilcox (Gilmore Girls) and Juani Begood will spin them into an uncensored, unrehearsed and undoubtedly funny detective story. It's never the same show twice when this Time Out New York Critics' Pick hits Rockwell Table and Stage.
The disco-fueled interactive dance party known as The Donkey Show, very loosely inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, puts you smack in the middle of the action in a funky Cambridge lounge setting. Featuring two full bars and a dance floor, OBERON's Diane Paulus-created wonderland was inspired by Studio 54 in its heyday, when celebrities and art icons would mix and mingle with kids from Queens, and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack would be shaking the speakers. While you -- and the rest of the audience -- drink, dance to disco classics or just check out the action, the motley crew of characters in this glammed-up, sex-fueled version of Shakespeare's play re-enact the hilariously chaotic tale of a magic elixir that wreaks havoc at the nightclub. But it's mostly just a cool boogie-filled bash.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pm
Conor Farrell has been plying Houston theater audiences with his hilarious, often irreverent and spot-on wit for several years. He's written for every Spontaneous Smattering, was the winner of the recent Houston Tournament of Monologues, has had much of his work performed by the Not Toronto Players, and is currently writing for Blue Shift Sketch at Station Theatre. Farrell's show The Conor Side of the Universe delivers an evening of his favorite pieces that'll leave you with your cheeks sore from the laughter and smiles. The comedy gets underway at Salem Lutheran - The Company OnStage in Houston.
Tap your toes and sing along in this splashy adaptation of the celebrated and beloved film Singin' in the Rain. This "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay. Filled with every memorable moment from the film and a downpour of unforgettable songs, it's the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals, and you can see it at The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton.
A modern comedy about the world of romance, Love Me Tinder pokes fun at the dating scene courtesy of a group of talented improv artists, who create laughs on the fly. From Tinder to tenderness, no romantic stone is left unturned, and whether you're a swinging single or happily married, you'll find plenty to chuckle about at this show at Laugh Out Loud Chicago.
Some bands are very "of the moment," but others manage to create music that stays relevant as time goes on. Pink Floyd is that second type. Songs like "Comfortably Numb" and "Another Brick in the Wall" could have been written today, their effect is still so powerful. You won't get to see the original band perform these songs live, but you can get the next best thing. Which One's Pink? is a tribute band that's been performing together since 1997 and was named Best Tribute Band by All Access magazine. One of their signature moves is choosing one album to play in its entirety during a show, but they also serve up playlists that cover all the greats. Either way, it's a complete immersion in the psychedelic sounds of the Floyd right here in Anaheim at the City National Grove. To kick things off, Queen tribute band Queen Nation will open the show.
Even the biggest beer aficionados will find something new to love at the ninth annual Meet the Brewers Craft Beer Festival. Over 30 local breweries attend this special event celebrating beer from Monterey to Livermore, providing unlimited tastings so you can make double- or triple-sure your favorites really are your favorites. The festival has more beer on tap than you can shake a stick at, plus live music and food trucks serving burritos, BBQ, Latin food and baked goods. Local vendors will also be on hand, selling everything from jewelry and candles to hot sauce and grooming products. Hit up Hermitage Brewing Company in the heart of San Jose for this all-out beer bonanza.
Classically trained French chef Ray leaves his job behind to care for his dying father, a Korean immigrant. Ray's father never appreciated his son's culinary accomplishments, and therefore food painfully divides the two, even as it serves as the key to memory and identity for all the characters in this off-Broadway hit. As much as the language of food perplexes his father, the Korean language vexes Ray even more. He finds himself asking his estranged girlfriend for translation assistance when his non-English-speaking uncle arrives with a bag full of strange ingredients. This perceptive drama from award-winning writer Julia Cho (Big Love, Fringe) distills the flavors of rich characters and complicated yet intense relationships, serving up a life-affirming soup that soothes. Tony Nam stars as Ray in this Olney Theatre Center production of Aubergine.
One of Boston's oldest comedy houses and one of the top clubs in the country, Nick's Comedy Stop has hosted such legendary comedians as Denis Leary, Jerry Seinfeld, Phyllis Diller, Lenny Clarke and Jay Leno for more than 30 years. Nick's draws national headliners while providing a space for up-and-coming talent, as well as the leading local stand-up comics in Boston, including Steve Sweeney and Joe Wong. This hub for humor -- named the Top Comedy Club in Boston by Travel + Leisure magazine -- is located in the heart of the city's Theater District.
Among the things you may see and/or hear while attending an NHL game at the Honda Center are: popular mascot Wild Wing, Ducks' superfan Snoop Dogg, the goal song "Bro Hymn" by Pennywise, a fight, an officially licensed Ducks bikini (in the team store), a Zamboni, a player (or several) slammed up against the glass, the resulting penalty horn and best of all, the 2016-17 Pacific Division champion Anaheim Ducks skating for domination. Captain Ryan Getzlaf scored his 800th point last season, becoming the team's all-time leader in assists and playoff goals, and puck-stopper John Gibson returns in goal, so this season is shaping up to be one of the best ever for the hometown flock.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Dallas Stars)Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 5:00pm (vs. Edmonton Oilers)Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Columbus Blue Jackets)Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 1:00pm (vs. Chicago Blackhawks)Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Washington Capitals)Monday, Mar. 12, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. St. Louis Blues)Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Vancouver Canucks)Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Detroit Red Wings)
If Margaret Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth II were pitted against each other in a boxing match, who do you think would win? Or is it too hard to picture these primp and proper women in a physical fight? In which case, Handbagged may be one way to envision how two of the most powerful women in the world duke it out at the Round House Theatre. Behind closed palace doors, this comedy gives you a little idea of who'd have the upper hand if the gloves came off and the stiff upper lip softened. Don't miss the American premiere of this Olivier Award-winning UK play in Bethesda.
Olivia is an attractive middle-aged author whose career is reaching the end of its shelf life. Ethan, a young internet phenom, is making a huge online splash with his sex-fueled blog. Their meeting in a secluded cabin results in an instant physical connection that evolves into something more as their adventures online and off raise a whole host of modern moral questions. Laura Eason (Netflix's House of Cards) wrote this sexy, provocative exposé that playfully explores what happens when private lives become public domain. Catch this intelligent, modern romance at Seattle's 12th Ave Arts.
From John Patrick Shanley, the author of Doubt and Moonstruck, comes this Tony-nominated romantic comedy set in rural Ireland. Anthony and Rosemary are lovelorn farmers who haven't got a clue when it comes to love. These hopeless singletons will need to overcome a bitter land feud, familial rivalries and their own romantic fears to find happiness. Full of dark humor and poetic prose, this tenderhearted play reminds us it's never too late to take a chance on love. Enjoy Outside Mullingar at Oceanside's Brooks Theatre.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 7:30pm
Penned by Emmy Award nominee Keith Huff (Broadway's A Steady Rain) and directed by Gary Griffin (Broadway's The Color Purple), Six Corners follows two burnt-out violent-crimes unit detectives trying to close the puzzling murder case of a C.T.A. employee. What should be a simple open-and-shut case evolves into a horrifying mystery and unearths a legacy of violence stretching back years in this production by American Blues Theater at Chicago's Stage 773.
With an exuberant score from Prokofiev, a kindly Fairy Godmother, some comical stepsisters, a handsome prince and spunky Cinderella herself, this rendition of the beloved fairy tale garnered rave reviews when Ballet Arizona debuted it in 2011. None other than the New York Times raved that Ballet Arizona "tells the Cinderella story with compelling human detail," and now the beloved fable is coming to Phoenix Symphony Hall. Choreographed by artistic director Ib Andersen, this production of Cinderella breathes new life into the classic romance with the beauty, grace and humor that have made Ballet Arizona one of Phoenix's most beloved cultural institutions.
Her day job may be battling zombies on The Walking Dead, but actress Danai Gurira also happens to be a Tony-nominated playwright (2016's Eclipse), whose 2015 work Familiar has been called "fiercely funny" by The New York Times. This inter-generational comedy finds a Minnesota bride wanting to observe a Zimbabwean tradition in honor of her heritage, which sets off a deep-rooted conflict with her immigrant parents. This new production comes to the stage at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in DC as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.
Catch weekly showcases of the East Coast's funniest comics at Anthem Lounge in the Tropicana Casino & Resort. Regulars include Matt Bridgestone (writer for the Justin Bieber Roast), impressionist Clipperman, Zach Pickert (HBO), Dupree Lee, Amarie Castillo (ESPN Radio), Ray Vazquez and more. Take a load off, enjoy drinks available for purchase and relax with some very funny people, both new and familiar.
One step at a time, Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," Anastasia, at the Broadhurst Theatre, is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
Described by the New York Times as filled with "wit and zest," and "terrific, refreshing fun," I Love You Because follows a couple who must navigate the treacherous perils of dating, and deal with the (sometimes hilarious) peaks and valleys of relationships in the twenty-first century. Channeling the spirit of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Austin, a newly-single, uptight greeting card writer, meets Marcy, a bohemian photographer who's looking for romance in all the wrong places. Throw in their two opinionated friends overflowing with (often terrible) advice, and you have four people in serious need of some love lessons. Catch this modern-day musical love story -- with music by Joshua Salzman and book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham -- at San Diego's Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center.
At Springfield High School, you better believe that the female population has hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! This holds especially true for the Wondrettes -- four gals with incredible voices who all want to make it big, and by the second act's 10-year high school reunion, you'll find out which of them did. The leading ladies keep this nostalgic romp rocking with their versions of '50s and '60s jukebox classics like "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "It's My Party" and many more. Discover for yourself why The New York Times called The Marvelous Wonderettes "an utter charm bomb" at this Crown City Theatre production in North Hollywood.
No one escapes war unscathed. The Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue traces the legacy of war through three generations of a Puerto Rican-American family. Nineteen-year-old Elliot Ortiz is a Marine just back from Iraq, whose tales of war and the pain of a leg wound weave with his father's stories of the Vietnam War, and of his grandfather's experiences in the Korean War. The result is a poetic and often funny theatrical experience that The New York Times called "a theater work that succeeds on every level, while creating something new." This evocative tale from Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful) makes its way to the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.
Riverdance -- the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that weaves together Celtic mythology and Irish history -- has tapped its way onto the world stage and thrilled millions of people around the globe for two decades. And now it's coming to the Rosemont Theatre as part of its 20th Anniversary World Tour. Whether it's your first or your fifth time seeing this exhilarating extravaganza, the internationally acclaimed show is pure entertainment for the whole family. The Chicago Tribune calls it "an explosion of sight and sound that simply takes your breath away," and the Washington Post raves that it's "a phenomenon of historic proportions." Don't miss your chance to enjoy the incredible Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary Tour in person.
Close your eyes and listen, and you might just think you're back in a supper club in the 1950s. The lush sounds of a crooner, swinging his way through some of the best songs ever written. Now open your eyes. On stage, you see a man, singing his heart out into a vintage microphone. He's wearing Frank Sinatra's signature fedora, bathed in expressive stage lighting. This is Michael Dutra and once you see him, you know you're in for a special treat. Performing more than 300 nights a year, Dutra has gained a reputation as one of the best Sinatra tribute acts on the East Coast. Come and hear him at B.B. King's Blues Club, backed by a nine-piece big band, and you'll know why.
Soft-rock superstars Air Supply were the kings of the '80s romantic ballad, and they've been tugging at the heartstrings ever since. The duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock enjoyed a remarkable run of seven straight top-five singles in the early '80s, and songs like "Lost In Love," "All Out of Love," "The One That You Love" and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" continue to be staples of adult-contemporary radio. Relive those huge hits with this concert at the City National Civic in San Jose, and check out the Australian popsters' newer songs as well. '60s legends Starship ("White Rabbit," "Somebody to Love" and "We Built This City"), led by Mickey Thomas, will open the show.
With just his two feet, a pair of tap shoes and a simple plank of wood, tap dance superstar Savion Glover can make it sound like an entire syncopated platoon is marching onto the scene. And, wearing his signature laid-back smile all the while, he makes it look so easy. Glover's latest production, All FuNKD' Up The ConCert, highlights his mesmerizing interplay of percussive genius, once again proving why he's been dubbed "the greatest tap dancer who has ever lived" (New York Times). This thrilling new show brings Glover's six-piece band and a company of dancers to D.C.'s National Theater, where they'll illuminate original grooves and compositions. All FuNKD' Up marks the newest innovative expression from the Tony-winning choreographer and tap master behind Broadway's Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk.
In London, audiences went crazy for ABBA MANIA, a tribute act that filled the West End with the slick pop sounds of Sweden's most famous export since the Viking hordes. Now, after garnering rave reviews from the usually sarcastic English press ("Even better than the originals" admitted Sky News) and touring Europe and South America, ABBA MANIA is spreading stateside, bringing their harmonies to the Scottish Rite Auditorium. Fantastic costumes, exciting choreography and not a little glitter make performances of "S.O.S.," "Super Trouper" and "Dancing Queen" as thrilling and fresh as they day they debuted. Get your tickets now and try not to dance during this infectiously entertaining tribute to the music and style of the Super Swedes in the North Jersey area.
From the beating drums to the splashing paint to the sensory surprises at every turn, the Blue Man Group experience is wildly intense and totally unique. The show combines comedy, music and technology -- but no words -- to create a pulsing rhythm that unites people of all ages, languages and cultures in a spirit of joy. Reviewers describe it as "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny" -- and audiences often come away speechless, with huge smiles on their faces. An international sensation, the Blue Man Group has made themselves a longtime home at Boston's Charles Playhouse, nestled in the heart of the Theater District, just steps from Boston Common.
Join us as we honor August Wilson with our production of Jitney. This Tony Award-winning play is set in Jim Becker's unlicensed cab station. Delve into the lives of jitney cab drivers in the Pittsburgh Hill District during the 1970s. As the eighth play in August Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle, these dynamic characters are challenged with life's difficulties, gaining enlightenment about the importance of family and community. Experience Jitney at the Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three in Chicago.
From Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 and Sam & Dave, you'll hear the best tunes from soul's most popular artists in A Decade of Soul, a high-energy salute performed live on stage in one of the best blues clubs in New York. Vocalists Prentiss McNeil (The Drifters) and Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne (Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers) head up this show featuring the best R&B music of the classic soul era. Get ready to groove at B.B. King Blues Club to hits from James Brown and Aretha Franklin, not to mention Motown and Stax artists galore. McNeil performed for close to 30 years with doo-wop group The Drifters, who were known for classics like "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Under the Boardwalk" and "Up on the Roof."
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 9:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 6:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
You don't have to be a student to enjoy comedy in the University District. Whether you're looking for a study break in between finals or trying to change up the usual Friday night dinner date, Laughs Comedy Club in Seattle's U-District is the go-to for a prime stand-up experience. Comedians from Last Comic Standing, Conan and the Laugh Factory regularly make their way through this venue, whose owners trek out to the Montreal Comedy Fest every year to scope out the next rising sensation, bringing them to Seattle to crack some jokes. Skip the cover fees and have a laugh at this intimate spot.
R&B-soul singer Anthony Hamilton breezes into Los Angeles for a concert that promises to send the romantic vibe-o-meter needle to "Hot" for your Valentine's weekend. Over the last decade, Hamilton has established himself as one of the most unique and charismatic voices in the genre, leading to a pile of honors the include Grammy, BET and Vibe awards and multi-platinum selling, Top-10 R&B records. Last year, he released his seventh studio album, What I'm Feelin'. The album contains an upbeat collection of songs that showcases Hamilton's remarkable range. See him perform tunes like "Charlene," "The Point of It All," and "Can't Let Go" live when he and special guests take the stage for an evening of sexy soul.
All the feel-good music, flavor and fun of New Orleans comes to Southern California with this Mardi Gras celebration at Santa Anita Park. Enjoy live Louisiana-style tunes and tuck into authentic Cajun eats as you bet on the ponies during an exciting day of Thoroughbred racing at The Great Race Place. Your Mardi Gras Package includes Club House admission, one 12-ounce craft beer and an authentic Cajun meal featuring half-portions of your choice of shrimp or catfish po'boys, along with gumbolaya, chicken sausage corn bisque or red beans. A complimentary racing program will fill you in on all the action happening on the track, and a wagering tip sheet will help you place bets on your choice of horses.
In Jane Austen's first published novel, the Dashwood sisters find that love is an unpredictable struggle against the most important social values: family, honor and wealth. With their father's untimely death, family fortunes take a turn and they are forced to leave their home. After a few chance meetings, Elinor falls for the intelligent and reserved Edward Ferrars, while Marianne dotes upon the dashing John Willoughby. Through Elinor's sense and Marianne's sensibility, the delicate balance of propriety and passion is explored in Austen's sprightly tale. Enjoy this production of Sense and Sensibility at Sacramento City College's Performing Arts Center Auditorium.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 7:30pm
Shades of Beautiful You at the Omenala Griot Afrocentric Museum and Event Center in Atlanta is a celebration of diversity through doll making and art! It is an event centered around the intangible value of being beautifully you!
Billboard chart-topping powerhouse, viral video sensation and Broadway star Shoshana Bean debuts her new album Spectrum with her 18-piece big band at the beautiful Theater at Ace Hotel. Shoshana's special guests include This Is Us star Chrissy Metz and award winning singer-songwriter Audra Mae. Inspired largely by Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Barbra Streisand, Spectrum promises to be Shoshana's most impressive project to date. With arrangements by Grammy Award-nominated arranger Alan Ferber, Bean weaves effortlessly through haunting originals, new workings of contemporary hits and beloved classics. Don't miss this thrilling L.A. concert.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast brings its enchanting tale and Academy Award-winning score to the Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston. Based on the beloved 1991 animated film, this worldwide hit stage adaptation has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. The acclaimed musical tells the story of Belle, an intelligent young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who's really a young prince under the spell of a witch's curse. Time is running out, and if the Beast doesn't learn his lesson soon, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity. Filled with colorful characters and dazzling songs, including "Be Our Guest" and the unforgettable title song, this tale as old as time will entertain the whole family.
A pioneering rock opera that became a global phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar retells the last seven days in the life of the social and political rebel Jesus of Nazareth through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. Chart-topping songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, such as "Everything's Alright," "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and the high-octane title number, highlight the struggles of Jesus' final days before his crucifixion. Don't miss this righteous and explosive rock musical -- filled with the unforgettable tunes of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice -- on the stage of the Susan B. Katz Theater in Pembroke Pines.
One of Mozart's most popular operas, The Magic Flute is a fairy tale about love telling the story of Tamino and Papageno, a prince and bird catcher tasked by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the confinements of a mysterious high priest. Prepare yourself for an evening filled with magic, comedy and some of opera's greatest arias! This semi-staged production at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa includes acting, staging, colorful costumes and larger-than-life puppets that enhance the storytelling. Prepare to be enchanted!
One of the city's true cultural jewels, Smuin Contemporary American Ballet continues to shine brightly at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, where you'll no doubt be dazzled by their latest cutting-edge works. Dance Series 01 kicks off with Michael Smuin's joyful tribute to Frank Sinatra. A ballet piece set to classics like "Fly Me to the Moon" and I've Got You Under My Skin," Smuin's work embodies the smooth and stylish spirit of Ol' Blue Eyes himself. Also on the bill are Garrett Ammon's bold and vibrant Serenade for Strings, as well as the regional premiere of Requiem for a Rose, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's critically-acclaimed piece, praised for its "deftly and honestly crafted" movement.
World-famous pop superstar Rachel Marron has hired former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer to protect her from an anonymous stalker. At first, the headstrong and free-spirited Marron finds herself at odds with her disciplined and risk-averse bodyguard -- but as her stalker's threats intensify, she and Farmer begin to fall in love. The Bodyguard is a breathtaking musical adaptation of the 1992 romantic thriller that starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, and it's coming to The Bushnell in Hartford with Grammy-nominated R&B star Deborah Cox in the lead role and featuring irresistible songs like "Queen of the Night," "So Emotional" and one of the biggest-selling songs of all time: "I Will Always Love You."
The infectious beats of hip-hop meet the timeless sounds of classical music in this innovative evening featuring two of the genres' most progressive ambassadors. Grammy-nominated beatboxer and multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon will join forces with electric cellist and composer Wytold to bring you an unforgettable crash course in the fundamentals of remixing. Bacon, a Washington D.C. native, is known for his live, eclectic blend of classical, jazz and hip-hop arrangements, while his frequent collaborator Wytold loves to layer percussive bowing and melodic finger-picking on his six-string electric cello. Let's Remix the Classix! brings the duo back to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall with the National Symphony Orchestra to show you what Bernstein, Shostakovich, Prokofiev and more would sound like with a hip-hop beat.
Cruel Intentions, the awesomest of all '90s teen dramas, comes to New York in tongue-in-cheek musical form, after a pair of sold-out runs in L.A. -- at which original stars Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair bestowed their blessing upon it. Based on the famed Les Liaisons dangereuses, this titillating tale of sex, drugs and moody pop revolves around a pair of devious upper-crust New York step-siblings who wager on a girl's loss of innocence, snaring them in an ever-growing web of lies, lust and revenge. Filled with rad throwback hits like "Lovefool," "Just A Girl," "Only Happy When It Rains" and "Bittersweet Symphony" and co-starring Home Improvement mom Patricia Richardson, this intimate live musical event comes complete with cocktails for purchase at Le Poisson Rouge. So there's just one question left: "Are you in, or are you out?"
This One's for the Girls -- but it's also for everyone who's ever loved a female! This fascinating and original new musical comes to St. Luke's Theatre in New York to celebrate women's lives over the past hundred years through beloved popular songs. From the sad laments of female victims ("A Bird in a Gilded Cage") to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and vow not to take it anymore ("I Am Woman" and "You Don't Own Me"), This One's for the Girls is a high-energy celebration of American women that's certain to thrill and entertain men, women and everyone in between. Show some "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" and get your tickets now!
A trip to an art museum can be overwhelming. What do you focus on? What are the must-see pieces? Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art's highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites. He'll stop to discuss each piece's symbols, stories and background. Mead lived in London until about six years ago, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the U.K. National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to D.C., he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable. Mead is a Washington, D.C. certified tour guide and part of the team at Adventures for Creative Tourists, which specializes in private tours of the arts, culture, and historically inspired sites.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)
My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy tells the humorous and heartwarming tale of actor-comedian Brad Zimmerman, whose 29-year quest to build a performing career is supported by a "temporary" job in the restaurant industry. Zimmerman has opened for Joan Rivers, George Carlin and Brad Garrett, and you might also recognize him from The Sopranos, where he played Johnny Sack's lawyer. Now Zimmerman shares stories of his oft-hilarious family, career and none-too-successful love life in this one-man show at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.
The assassination of Malcolm X -- both the story we think we know and illuminating details that have seldom been shared -- is brought to vivid, lyrical life in award-winning writer Marcus Gardley's new play, X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar provides a framework for Gardley to deepen our understanding of one of America's most complex, compelling historical figures and explore the tumultuous landscape of ideology and activism in the 1960s. Now, this gripping New York Times "Critic's Pick" comes to off-Broadway at The Theatre at St. Clement's from The Acting Company.
As Hollywood focuses increasingly on huge-budget blockbusters, film festivals are more essential than ever as a place to see more personal movies and discover up-and-coming filmmakers doing original work. Now in its 13th year, the Huntington Beach Film Festival brings you three days of feature-length and short films ranging from comedies and animation to documentaries and international films. With an emphasis on diversity, the festival is a great way to see the stories you won't find at the multiplex, and hear from the filmmakers in post-screening Q&As. Enjoy the Huntington Beach Film Festival at Huntington Beach Central Library Theatre and Cultural Center.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / NoonFriday, Feb. 23, 2018 / NoonFestival Pass: Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 - Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at NoonSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / Noon
A transsexual, a Russian president and an American president are the stars of Transitions, a new play about gender and sexuality in the world of geopolitics. Catch the world premiere of this new work by playwright John Fisher at The Gateway Theatre in San Francisco.
One of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon's hidden gems, this Tony-nominated comedy tells the story of Barney Cashman, a loveable schlub in the throes of a mid-life crisis. Married to his high-school sweetheart, he's determined to sow some wild sexual oats while he still can. So this gentle soul, with no experience in adultery, makes a valiant attempt at three seductions -- with a foul-mouthed neurotic, a kooky young actress and a depressed housewife -- each attempt more hilariously disastrous than the last. Laugh along with Last of the Red Hot Lovers at the Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview.
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, Feb. 17, 2018 / 8:15pmFriday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:15pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:15pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:15pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:15pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 8:15pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 8:15pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:15pm
The women of Second City bet you 72 cents on the dollar you'll fall head over heels for She the People. A lineup of Chicago comedians come together at UP Comedy Club each Sunday to deliver this hilarious Girlfriends' Guide to Sisters Doing it for Themselves. This mimosa-and-madness-fueled feminist foray takes on everything from having it all to having that sick feeling your government is trying to send your sex back to the Middle Ages. Join them as they dismantle the patriarchy and tackle insanely relevant topics in today's society, all with sharp wit and even sharper tongues.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is more than just the tale of a wayfaring toy rabbit -- it's a story about being loved and learning to love. Based on the award-winning book by beloved children's author Kate DiCamillo (Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux), this moving stage adaptation follows Edward, an elegant porcelain rabbit who's snatched from the arms of the little girl who adores him. His easy existence becomes an epic, sometimes painful journey that touches the lives of everyone he meets -- from an old fisherman to a little boy protecting his sister. This poignant production of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane will enchant audience members of all ages at Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre.
This striking dance theater production features a cast of three dynamic young male dancers who, aided by a live score by Norwegian musician and composer Sverre Indris Joner, journey through friendship, rivalry and raw masculinity juxtaposed with the melodies of tender lullabies. Dance company Panta Rei, from Oslo, Norway, is known for their fast-paced, colorful and theatrical choreography. See this creative dance metaphor for current international politics at Pace University's Schimmel Center.
Step into the Roaring 20s, when skirts were short and booze was a secret pleasure. Bathtub Full of Gin is Terrible Enfant's Theatre Company's new spectacular immersive dance party series, where evocative theatre performances combine with high energy electro swing music. The series features exclusive one-of-a-kind nightlife experiences with The Moonlight Dolls, inviting guests for a sexy, performance-filled dance party. From scintillating dance numbers to high flying, death defying aerial acts, everything is inspired by the nostalgia of the 1920's with an edgy modern steampunk twist. The scene and live entertainment provide the perfect escape from the daily routine.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)
The stage is set for the big comedy varieté show, the theater is packed, the band is ready -- but the tour bus with all the performers has broken down! Now Frank Olivier must pull off the show of his life and perform all 16 twisted variety acts himself, aided only by Flynch, his loyal hunchback assistant. The Twisted Cabaret Orchestra accompanies as Olivier delights with juggling, mind reading, knife-throwing, magic, fire-eating and other unbelievable feats. See the madcap variety show that the New York Times called "wickedly funny" at the Hale's Ales Palladium Theater in Seattle.
Their loyalty was questioned, their freedom taken away -- but their spirit could never be broken. Rejoice in one family's triumphant story of hope, love and forgiveness in the new Broadway musical: Allegiance. Inspired by true events, Allegiance is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, this powerful show follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. Legendary performer George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes), who was himself an internee as a child, stars in this enthralling and epic Los Angeles premiere at the Aratani Theatre.
Located in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp District, Mad House Comedy Club is the perfect place to catch some of the best and brightest young comedians, not to mention local favorites, along with familiar faces from TV and national headliners. These hot comics boast major credits, including The Tonight Show, Late Show, Comedy Central, Key & Peele and tons more. With a full bar and food menu, Mad House makes it easy to make a night of it.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 7:30pm (Brian Simpson)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 9:45pm (Brian Simpson)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 7:30pm (Brian Simpson)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 9:45pm (Brian Simpson)Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Alex Hooper)Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Brenton Biddlecomb as seen on All Things Comedy Network)Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Charlene Mae as seen on Mike and Molly)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm (Sean Grant as seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live)
With more than 1,600 cans and over 450 bottle of beer consumed onstage, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has racked up impressive numbers. Ripping a page out of the ingeniously sloppy series Drunk History, the theater troupe behind Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare inserts an entirely inebriated cast member into an entirely serious production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Laugh-out-loud funny and completely interactive, the series has been selling out shows in the UK since 2010 and finally makes its way stateside. With audiences dictating when the drunk actor must drink more, no two performances are ever the same. And lest you think it disrespectful, it's all based on the good 'ol days of the raucous, interactive and vibrant Elizabethan theater scene. The most fun, bawdy Shakespeare play you'll ever see happens at Atlanta's Village Theatre.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm
Looking for something big and sexy this Saturday night? You're in luck! The Comedy Bar's latest variety show is so big, so sexy, the only logical conclusion was to call it was The Big Sexy Show. A fun n' sassy mix of stand-up (featuring some of the funniest up-and-coming comics in Chicago), burlesque and a plethora of variety acts, The Big Sexy Show's a great way to spend a night out with friends -- and the best new way to check out the city's only downtown comedy club.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 11:00pm
Bust out your flannel and ripped jeans (or just come as you are), because it's Kurt Cobain's birthday and tribute band Smells Like Nirvana is celebrating with this concert at House of Blues in Chicago. When you hear this tribute band's dead-on re-creation of Kurt, Dave and Krist, you'll swear you've travelled back to the golden age of grunge (of course, it could just be all the headbanging). From the genre-defining hits of Nevermind and In Utero to deep cuts from Bleach and Incesticide, and even Unplugged favorites, Smells Like Nirvana will have you singing along to all their pretty songs as you celebrate one of rock music's greats.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Lee Blessing's Pulitzer- and Tony Award-nominated drama A Walk in the Woods comes to Hollywood's Actors Co-op Theatres to reflect on a historical event that seems more timely than ever. Two superpower arms negotiators -- one a clever, cynical Russian and the other an idealistic young American -- meet for informal walks in the woods outside Geneva after long, frustrating hours at the bargaining table. This 1988 play was inspired by the true story of two passionate men who had the courage to forge a nuclear weapons agreement without the support of their governments. Filled with unexpected humor and extraordinary humanity, it's an absorbing, revealing and brilliant debate on the eternal hope and relentless futility of high-stakes politics.
Rediscover popular classics and buried gems that are rarely, if ever, shown on the big screen! Laemmle NoHo 7 and Eat|See|Hear bring the perfect film series for all you cinephiles, pop culture-lovers and nostalgia buffs: Throwback Thursdays. You might even see 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 The Maltese Falcon and beyond, with tributes to stars like Dennis Hopper and directors like Paul Thomas Anderson.
"Absolutely dazzling!" raves the Huffington Post. Actor and international piano virtuoso Hershey Felder embodies the iconic Irving Berlin to bring you the musical story of an immigrant boy who gave a country its voice. From Czarist Russia to New York's Lower East Side, and then throughout the world, Berlin's life and music epitomizes the American Dream, and his songs capture his patriotic vision of our country. Experience the stories behind this songwriter's most popular and enduring work, including "God Bless America," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "White Christmas" and more. Felder's signature creation of character and musical performance will astonish, move and delight at Seattle Rep - Bagley Wright Theatre.
Set in a local hair salon, Shear Madness is a hilarious whodunit with you as a central character and jokes and lines as up-to-date as the morning's news. When the beauty parlor's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues, with audience members called upon to make sense of the clues, question the actors and ultimately solve the crime. This award-winning Boston institution, ongoing at the Charles Playhouse since 1980, boasts new clues and ripped-from-the-headlines humor every night, resulting in rollicking repeat visits, and has spawned 50 different productions in cities as far-flung as Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Tel Aviv, Melbourne and Johannesburg.
You've heard his snaps in West Side Story, passion in Candide and melancholy in Trouble in Tahiti -- but now the SF Symphony celebrates the Bliss of Bernstein. Time flies when you are busy becoming the most famous and prolific composer and conductor of the 20th century -- Leonard is turning 100 and it's time to party. This classical concert kicks off with the exuberant spirit of the legend's Divertimento, a joyful and witty piece that was inspired by his youth. Swooping in next with his "thoughtfulness and visceral power" (The New York Times), violinist Vadim Gluzman will continue the smile on your face with the birthday boy's lyrical Serenade. The icing on the cake features another composer's work, who Bernstein notably recorded and conducted, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5. At the helm of this lighthearted centennial tribute is conductor Andrey Boreyko at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall.
What You Can and Cannot Say During Interracial Sex! delves into the real life story of husband-and-wife comedy duo Epstein and Hassan. The outspoken duo is known throughout the comedy and theater scenes for their hilarious, razor-sharp insights on topics others would consider taboo. This provocative show explores the couple's 31-year marriage, during which they've grappled with issues of race, sex, money and spirituality in their own unique way. Be there as the pair puts politeness on the shelf and gets down to brass tacks at New York's Alchemical Theatre Laboratory.
Heklina's about to get heckled by some of the best shade-throwers in the biz, as hostess Jackie Beat and an all-star lineup of Bay Area divas gather at the Castro to mercilessly rake her over the comedy coals. The Queen of Mean can dish it out, so you'll want to be on hand to see if she can take it, when Peaches Christ, Jinkx Monsoon, Alaska Thunderfuck, Ana Matronic, Sister Roma and Superstar Julie Brown come together to roast the San Francisco nightlife legend and co-founder of Trannyshack, Mother and Oasis.