From the iconic outfits and unforgettable moments of blossoming romance to the ... catchy songs? Wait a minute, Pretty Woman is a musical now? You bet your thigh-high boots it is -- and its pre-Broadway world premiere stage production is coming to Chicago this spring. With a book by Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton (the director and writer, respectively, of the unforgettable 1990 film that featured Richard Gere and Julia Roberts), music and lyrics by the incomparable songwriting duo of Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, well ... you can pretty much rest assured that Pretty Woman: The Musical will be a wall-to-wall extravaganza of entertaining song, dance, laughs and romance. Don't miss this show's stunning production at the Oriental Theatre.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:30pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 7:30pm
If you're looking to add a little spice and laughter to your life, this night of Latino comedy is simply perfecto. Some of America's most popular Latino comics will be taking the stage at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach to share some hysterical quips about life on both sides of the border. Who could ask for anything mas?
The Clippers are back for another exciting season of cool dunks, hot passes and buzzer beaters, and you can be at STAPLES Center to see it all from a variety of vantage points, from regular seats to luxurious Premier Level tickets and VIP Suites. In the Premier Level, you'll never miss another exciting play standing in line for concessions, because you'll have in-seat food and beverage service featuring high-end sandwiches, sushi, burgers and more from your own server. These seats, located in the 200 Level, offer some of the best views of Doc Rivers' squad as they light up the scoreboard. If you opt for the suites, you can enjoy the game in climate-controlled comfort, with in-suite plasma TVs and a private seating concourse. Root for the Clippers, and treat yourself to a special night thanks to some of the best seats at STAPLES.
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Milwaukee Bucks)Sunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 12:30pm (vs. Indiana Pacers)Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. San Antonio Spurs)Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 12:30pm (vs. Denver Nuggets)Monday, Apr. 9, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. New Orleans Pelicans)Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Los Angeles Lakers)
The acclaimed 18th-century tale, Gulliver's Travels, chronicles a character immersed in a fantastical world, one where his sense of reality is both challenged and expanded. Gulliver's Gate builds upon this with interactive, intricate miniature scenes of the 21st century. Together, the displays span the size of a full city block at New York's Times Square, each scene portraying a different world region, all connected by over 1,000 miniature trains. The intricate, extensively detailed wonder expands world views and inspires creativity in all of its admirers.
When it comes to high-energy stage shows featuring performers in drag, queens have long dominated the genre. But a regime change is in the air. In this show at Santa Ana's Velvet Lounge, the ladies have abdicated their throne and now the drag kings reign supreme. 'Staches, Not Lashes features a stellar cast of swaggering, masculine dudes who you'd never guess are actually women. This monthly cabaret is hosted by male-impersonator Landon Cider, with guests including Havok Von Doom, Ivory Onyx and Phantom.
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Seating Begins at 7:00pm)Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Seating Begins at 7:00pm)Wednesday, May. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Seating Begins at 7:00pm)Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Seating Begins at 7:00pm)Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Seating Begins at 7:00pm)Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Seating Begins at 7:00pm)Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Seating Begins at 7:00pm)Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Seating Begins at 7:00pm)
The New York Times calls it "the best musical of the century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 6:30pm
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.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 6:30pm (J. Holiday)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 10:00pm (Spyro Gyra)Sunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 9:00pm (Rachelle Ferrell)Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 10:00pm (Lee Ritenour with Dave Grusin)
Shop the latest in furniture, accessories, lighting, art, kitchen, bath, and building products from more than 400 leading design brands at the 17th annual Architectural Digest Design Show. Be educated and enriched by three days of panels with design luminaries, including Aerin Lauder, Alexa Hampton, India Hicks, HGTV star Genevieve Gorder, event planner David Monn, Victoria Hagen, photographer David Friedman, Fern Mallis, Amy Astley, Editor in Chief of Architectural Digest and many more. Check out other daily events from book signings and cocktail receptions to culinary demonstrations. Feast your eyes on DIFFA's DINING BY DESIGN, a showcase of jaw-dropping dining installations ranging from the lavish to the outrageous. Your ticket includes all of this plus a full-year (12-issue) digital subscription to Architectural Digest magazine, allowing you to access the inspiration you found at the Architectural Digest Design Show for months to come.
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.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / NoonThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / NoonThursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pm
Let your geek flag fly at Awesome Con, D.C.'s answer to Comic Con. Featuring dozens of celebrity appearances from TV, film and voice actors, comic authors and illustrators, cosplayers and WWE pro wrestlers. The family friendly event will also feature an amazing exhibition created with help from the Smithsonian exploring the intersection of real-world science and science fiction. This year's convention also shines a light on LGBTQ artists with dedicated panels and special events. There's also a costume contest, tons of vendors and a special pavilion just for kids.
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.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm (Jeru Plays Gerry Mulligan)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:30pm (Jeru Plays Gerry Mulligan)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:30pm (George Fludas Trio)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 9:30pm (George Fludas Trio)Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 7:30pm (Sarah Marie Young Trio)Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 9:30pm (Sarah Marie Young Trio)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pm (Eric Jacobson Quartet)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 9:30pm (Eric Jacobson Quartet)
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.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
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.
Wicked stepsisters get even more sinister and the Prince's Royal Ball gets even more decadent at the hands of acclaimed performance art troupe Company XIV. They're debuting their version of Cinderella at their new space Theater XIV in Brooklyn. There'll be no sugary-sweet princess treatment here; this world premiere engagement was designed with mature audiences in mind. Directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick, this spectacular theatrical event takes its cues from Charles Perrault's 1697 fairy tale and infuses the classic with a unique blend of circus, burlesque, vaudeville, baroque dance, opera, live music and sumptuous design.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 5:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 5:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 5:00pmThursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 8:00pm
With smash hits like "Conga" and "1-2-3," Cuban-born Gloria Estefan became the most successful crossover artist of all time. Together with her husband and producer, Emilio, Estefan has won 26 Grammy Awards, sold over 100 million records and packed stadiums from Sydney to Singapore. Now the Estefans' incredible story comes to the stage in the musical On Your Feet! A top-notch creative team -- including Jerry Mitchell, the Tony-winning director of Kinky Boots; Sergio Trujillo, choreographer of Jersey Boys; and Alexander Dinelaris, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Birdman -- brings this musical to life. From their early days in Miami to global superstardom, the Estefans' journey is told through some of the biggest hits of the last 30 years: "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Get on Your Feet," "Don't Wanna Lose You," "Coming Out of the Dark" and more. Don't miss On Your Feet! at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:30pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pm
An acclaimed hit on Broadway by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), this "vibrant and emotionally charged" (The New York Times) new play kicks off with a kiss. The lip-lock in question -- planted on a British butcher in his mid-70s by a free-spirited American woman at a London train station -- leads to an unexpected visit and an electrifying relationship that shocks him way out of his comfort zone and surprises her as well. Heisenberg is all about life's uncertainty, principally, along with the magnetic pull of human connection. It's coming to San Francisco's Geary Theater courtesy of A.C.T., which calls it a "perfect collision of strangers and strangeness ... from one of theater's most original voices."
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm
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."
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 6:00pm
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.
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 / 8:30pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)
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.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (An Evening With Valerie June With Special Guest Elizabeth & The Catapult)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 12:30pm (The Music of Laura Nyro feat. Diane Garisto - Brunch Show)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (The English Beat)Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (The English Beat)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Squirrel Nut Zippers)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Subdudes)Sunday, Apr. 15, 2018 / 12:30pm (Janie Barnett's Urban Americana Holiday Party w/ Special Guest Vicki Kristina Barcelona - Brunch Show)
Cavalia Odysseo, the largest touring production on Earth, is a true revolution in live entertainment. Under a traveling White Big Top tent the size of a football field, Cavalia Odysseo takes audiences on an immersive journey to some of nature's greatest wonders with the help of acrobats, aerialists, musicians, 70 horses and 50 riders. Blending equestrian and stage arts with high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels, Cavalia Odysseo will transport you to a whole new level of beauty, grace and magic. This awe-inspiring ode to horse and man will take your breath away. Even more magical, spectacular and grandiose than before, Cavalia Odysseo now comes to Phoenix.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 1:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 3:00pm
Brooding, compelling, funny and startling, memories unravel and dark truths are revealed in this haunting ghost story from Daniel Talbott (Slipping). On a snowy night in a rural farmhouse, three siblings huddle together in the dark with a flashlight, while the audience (unseen by them) gathers closely around. "Expect to be fully immersed in Daniel's beautiful, provocative and disturbing memory play," says director Chris Fields. Catch the West Coast premiere of What Happened When from The Echo Theater Company at the Atwater Village Theatre.
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.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 10:00pm (Stanley Clarke)Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Hot Ice Presents: A Tribute to Best of Ohio Funk)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pm (Lee Ann Womack)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Lee Ann Womack)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm (Departure: The Journey Tribute Band)Sunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Weight Band)Monday, Apr. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Ray Howard Presents a Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire)Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 / 8:00pm (Bill Frisell Trio featuring Thomas Morgan & Rudy Royston)
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.
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Big Apple Circus, 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 on 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 Washington, D.C. area.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / NoonSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 4:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / NoonWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 4:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / Noon
Two-time Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera performs at The Wallis in Beverly Hills for one night only alongside Sirius XM Radio host and creator/star of Broadway's Disaster! Seth Rudetsky. This unscripted evening will feature Rivera performing greatest hits from her vast musical theater repertoire, including songs from her legendary roles in West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie and Chicago. The evening will be a seamless mixture of intimate, behind-the-scenes stories of her career through insightful, funny and revealing questions posed by Rudetsky. This spontaneous evening of hilarity and show-stopping songs is not to be missed.
Board a historic battleship and see history come to life before your eyes. Named one of the best exhibits to see with your kids by CBS Local, the Battleship Iowa Museum is the West Coast's only battleship open to the public. Walk the wooden decks and check out the guns, missile decks, bridge, mess areas and the world famous Captain's Cabin -- with the only bathtub installed on a battleship for a president. Known as "The Battleship of Presidents," Iowa has hosted three presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. New for 2017, you'll get an up-close look at a Korean War-era Piasecki HUP-2 Retriever helicopter, fully restored and sitting on Iowa's flight deck. You'll also be able to have an augmented reality HUP Experience of flying an actual HUP helicopter, as well as take a simulated ride in a virtual reality Navy Flight Theater. The Battleship Iowa is located at the L.A. Waterfront, former home to the US Navy Battleship fleet prior to World War II and an area rich in maritime history.
This Hollywood supper club hosts great live jazz and cabaret in a setting with Old World charm. Catalina Bar & Grill has lived up to its slogan "Nothing But the Best in Jazz" by presenting a veritable who's who of music legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Carmen McRae, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman and vocalists like Melissa Manchester, Brenda Russell, Jane Monheit, Barbara Morrison and many more.
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 8:30pm (Ron Fassler)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:30pm (Oscar Hernández & Friends Birthday Celebration)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:30pm (Joey DeFrancesco Trio)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:30pm (Joey DeFrancesco Trio)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:30pm (Joey DeFrancesco Trio)
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.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat -- the meteoric first collaboration of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber -- finishes Drury Lane Theatre's season with a bang. Join Israel's favorite son, Joseph, through his tumultuous ascent to the top in this timeless reminder of the unquenchable thirst of a man with a dream who had the courage to forge the destiny of a people and its powerful message of hope. The classic story of Joseph is paired with exuberant music, featuring such favorites as "Close Every Door," "Go Go Go Joseph" and "Any Dream Will Do."
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 6:00pm
A new adaptation for a new generation, this version of The Diary of Anne Frank contains newly uncovered writings from Anne Frank's diary. This is the unforgettable true story of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic from 1942 to 1944. The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence -- their fear, their hope, their laughter and their grief. Watch as Anne confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty and determination, when this powerful show takes to the stage of Denver's John Hand Theater.
After a long, cold winter, it's always great to celebrate spring once it's officially sprung. Step aboard one of National Ferry Fleet's luxurious vessels, and set sail on the Potomac, taking in the capital's glorious landmarks and the gorgeous cherry trees -- which, if you're lucky, will be in full bloom. You've only got a limited window of time to soak in the beauty of the blossoms and capture panoramic photos commemorating the occasion, so don't miss this unique way to view one of D.C.'s most popular annual events. During your hour on board, let the wind blow through your hair on an outdoor deck, or relax in the climate-controlled interior cabin, and enjoy snacks and refreshments available for purchase from two onboard bars.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 1:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 1:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 1:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 1:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 1:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 1:00pm
A silent play inspired by Bram Stoker's classic horror tale, Dracula Untamed is presented as a timeless story of love, loss, desire and redemption at the Strand Theater in Boston. Enjoy spellbinding performances representing a kaleidoscope of cultures, colors and sounds from 2048 Boston to 1452 Transylvania as part of a theatrical event that also incorporates a fashion extravaganza featuring several local designers.
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.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pm-9:00pm
Oscar nominee Melanie Griffith stars as the original cougar, Mrs. Robinson, in the Broadway stage adaptation of The Graduate at the Laguna Playhouse. Chock-full of memorable dialogue -- not to mention the most quoted single-word utterance in the history of the movies ("plastics") -- this still-surprising yet universal coming-of-age tale has been a part of pop culture for decades, first as a novel, then as the classic 1967 film starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. Now this stage production gives new life to the story of a directionless college grad who embarks on an affair with the wife of his father's business partner -- only to fall in love with her daughter. Don't miss Melanie Griffith in this iconic role.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 5:30pm
The Tequila Tasting Experience at Sunset Park's Tacos and Tamales Festival offers a tantalizing array of tequila samples, cocktails, pairings, microbrews and more, featuring brands including El Jimador, Dulce Vida Organic Tequila and Hop Valley. Plus, you can also enjoy the relaxation area and fun party games. Proceeds from this event benefit Create a Change Now, which fights childhood obesity by creating school gardens and providing quarterly chef demos and teacher curriculum to educate students on healthy eating.
Downton Abbey may have ended its much-loved run, but now you can experience the show in the flesh as you step inside Downton Abbey: The Exhibition. Travel back in time to post-Edwardian England and into the home of the aristocratic Crawley family and their staff of servants. Explore the show's lovingly detailed sets, interact with vintage props, and admire the fashion of the era with the ornate period costumes on display. Set during a time of rapid social change, just before and after WWI, this record-breaking drama brought to life the final years of the declining British aristocracy. Now you can experience that lost world of splendor for yourself in this exhibit that'll have New York smelling the tea and crumpets.
Monday – Thursday Admission (February 1-28 & March 1-29) Saturday – Sunday Admission Through April 1, 2018 Monday – Friday Admission Through April 2, 2018
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.
Ever dreamed of sitting behind the wheel in a Formula One race? Or maybe climbing a majestic peak like Mt. Everest? Or maybe, just maybe, you've always wanted to grab a pair of katana swords and slice up some fruit. At VR World NYC you can do all of these activities and many more, at an array of mind-blowing experiences in the virtual realm. Offering more than 50 virtual reality activities, VR world is your chance to try out cutting-edge entertainment technology via an array of immersive films, multi-player adventures and captivating flight simulators. Along the way, you'll have the chance to walk a plank suspended 60 stories in the air, become Picasso in space, or descend into the depths of the sea -- all by simply strapping on a VR headset. A VR bar will be onsite, where you can cool off and enjoy refreshments, and if you need a cultural break you can step inside an art gallery of VR masterpieces.
Any Monday-Friday Through March 31, 2018Any Monday-Friday From April 9-30, 2018Any Date Through June 30, 2018
For every mega-success like the iPhone, VCR and Ford Mustang, there's a couple of Apple Newtons, Betamaxes and Edsels that crashed and burned before them -- and The Museum of Failure celebrates these marketing missteps in all their glory. Now housed in Hollywood with an expanded collection, this primo collection of product blunders, curated by a Swedish innovation researcher, brings the best worst ideas together in an Instagram-friendly collection at Hollywood & Highland. You'll see artifacts spanning from the 17th century right up to the present, including a Trump-based board game, Casio's tiny color TV, New Coke and plenty more. No word on whether Ishtar is included in this Hollywood edition, however.
March 27 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) March 28 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) March 29 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 2 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 3 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 4 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 5 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 9 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm)
You've watched SNL for years. Now relive 40 years of the show in a way you never imagined. At Saturday Night Live: The Experience at Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications, you can become immersed in the show's fast-paced creative processes and see how ideas become reality in just days. Interact with sets, original props and costumes. Take selfies on the Jeopardy set, rock out on the Wayne's World couch, and deliver the "news" from behind the Weekend Update desk.
Any Operating Date March 1 - March 31, 2018Any Operating Date April 1 - April 30, 2018
A Tony-winning hit on Broadway and on screen (with Johnny Depp as the title character), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street comes to the Patio Playhouse in Escondido as a youth-theater production, with minor changes overseen by composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim himself. But the deliciously dark story of a vengeful barber who's out for revenge in 19th-century London remains intact, as does the bloody carnage that leads to a successful partnership with local baker Mrs. Lovett, whose meat pies are to die for.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 7:00pm
Like the popular book of the same name, the stage adaptation of Nugget & Fang is a bighearted winner. This colorful new musical tells the story of Nugget the minnow and Fang the shark, two creatures who were never meant to peacefully co-exist. To gain Nugget's trust, Fang takes desperate and hilarious measures ... but nothing goes quite as planned. This under-water voyage swims into the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. There, you and your kids can watch as the characters go on a big adventure in the deep blue sea and learn what it means to be a true friend.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:30pm
As the biggest dance video game on the planet, Just Dance gives people of all ages and dance levels an unprecedented interactive dance party experience. The first of its kind, you can cut loose at Just Dance Live, losing yourself in the groundbreaking visuals and incredible party atmosphere. More than 20 costumed dancers will hit the stage in a show that brings the game's eye-popping visuals to life -- and you can even share some of the spotlight if you're up for it. You'll feel just like a rock star at this experience, which was conceived by designers for artists like Madonna, U2, One Direction and the Rolling Stones. To kick off this visually stunning dance extravaganza, you can walk the red carpet with friends and family at the "Get Ready for It" zone, where you can transform yourself into one of those neon-colored Just Dance characters, snap some pictures, warm up and connect with other partygoers. The music you love, the party you crave and the experience you'll never forget are at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:30pm (Pre-Show at 7:00pm)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 3:30pm (Pre-Show at 2:00pm)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:30pm (Pre-Show at 7:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 3:30pm (Pre-Show at 2:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:30pm (Pre-Show at 7:00pm)
Quick-witted comedian Jay Phillips has shared the big screen with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (Baby Mama), not to mention Will Ferrell (Semi-Pro). He's also performed stand-up on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, The Late Late Show and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. The D.C. native first got his start cracking up weekday commuters on Baltimore morning radio. Phillips has been changing lanes for years, but he's always been a stand-up at heart. As he recently tweeted, "Chilling in the back of the comedy club is how I've spent a third of my life." Now, you can catch him front and center at Ontario Improv, where he'll headline a weekend's worth of shows.
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 9:45pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:30pm
Everyone's favorite ogre is coming to the stage in this musical adaptation of the beloved animated film Shrek. This production throws just about every fairy tale ever told into a blender for a hip and funny mash-up. Come along for a song-filled adventure as a very unlikely ogre hero teams up with a sassy donkey and a feisty princess who's anything but a damsel in distress. Together, the trio takes on the short-tempered bad guy, Lord Farquaad, to save their kingdom. Featuring music by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical promises to be ogre-sized fun for the whole family at the Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 4:01pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:01pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:01pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:01pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 4:01pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:01pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:01pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 8:01pm
Thanks to a recent $8 million renovation, the gorgeous art-deco Bethesda Theatre is now Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, a hot spot for live music, dining and drinking. The club offers great entertainment from top national blues and jazz artists, plus the best talent from the mid-Atlantic region, in an intimate setting with excellent acoustics. Enjoy a great dinner served up with a heaping side of blues and jazz -- Executive Chef William Pack Jr. has created a Creole/Cajun-inspired menu with a bevy of mouthwatering choices, including delicious desserts.
Manhattan Concert Productions presents Vivaldi's Gloria, performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus and professional soloists, with New York City Chamber Orchestra and conductor Dianna Campbell. The concert will also feature the National Festival Chorus, led by conductors Jeffrey Benson and Brandon Johnson, performing Mozart's "Regina Coeli," Morten Lauridsen's "Prayer," Haydn's "Insanae et Vanae Curae" and more. Don't miss Vivaldi's Gloria and a fantastic selection of choral music at world-renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
Hollywood's newest, coolest pop-up museum comes Instagram ready to put you and the fam right in the middle of some amazing images. The Museum of Illusions is filled with paintings, 3-D set pieces and giant props that produce eye-popping pics, inspired by cartoons, art, current events, movies and more. You can picture yourself on a raft watching the Titanic go down, climb a sheer cliff, become a burger topping or dangle over an MC Escher-like edge. Then show off your shots and really wow your crowd back home.
Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightMonday, Apr. 2, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightTuesday, Apr. 3, 2018 / 10:00am-MidnightWednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 / 10:00am-Midnight
Anybody who's read Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief or seen Adaptation, the movie it inspired, will be familiar with the fascination with orchids. But if you've never seen these enchanting flowers up close, The New York Botanical Garden's Orchid Evenings give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in their complex and dazzling beauty. Experience the incredible aesthetics of The Orchid Show, which features thousands of spectacular flowers and installations crafted by Belgian florist Daniel Ost. Music and performers complete the exquisite atmosphere as you stroll through the artistic blooms. Take a date or gather your friends and head over to one of New York City's most unique nights out.
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.
As part of the WomXn on Fire Festival: Boiler Room Series at D.C.'s Keegan Theatre, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi stars in her own one-woman show, Guilty, about a Trans Woman on Trial. She is remembering certain aspects of her life. Throughout the show, she offers a challenge to see beyond complacency and compliance. Over and over, she is asking what the role of identity, politics, matters of opinion and the lessons we are taught play in what we are willing to tolerate. And by the end of it all, we see just exactly what she is guilty of.
Penned by Emmy Award nominee Keith Huff (Broadway's A Steady Rain) and directed by Gary Griffin (Broadway's The Color Purple), the Jeff Recommended 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.
The first Broadway play written by an African-American woman, A Raisin in the Sun is a masterpiece that The New York Times credits with changing American theater forever. Questions of race and politics, of assimilation and historical awareness are seamlessly interwoven in this touching and wrenching family drama, making it as powerful today as it was 50 years ago. Now A Noise Within brings this incredible story to Pasadena. The drama follows the Youngers, an African-American family attempting to move from a crowded two-bedroom apartment into a "white" neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. But a new house is just one of the Youngers' many dreams. Three generations each yearn for different versions of a better life -- whether it's a business, a spouse or the right to live with long-denied dignity.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 8, 2018 / 7:00pm
In this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale by Michael Sgouros & Brenda Bell at the intimate Players Theatre, the beautiful but put-upon Cinderella must toil all day under the smirking demands of her awful stepsisters -- and then sleep among the cinders at night. Cinderella finds a way to make it to the Prince's ball, though, and even manages to capture his heart. Yes, she loses one of her shoes in the process, but what she gains is more precious than all the gold in the kingdom. Before the one-hour musical begins, you and your family can participate in interactive arts workshops where you'll learn about the original book and how it was brought to the stage. Kids can even make their own magic wand and crown to take home as a souvenir.
Written in 1882, An Enemy of the People takes aim at a number of issues that were prevalent in Norway at the time: political corruption and the silencing of whistleblowers, the destructive impact of industry on the environment, and the role ethics plays in the media and what they report. Clearly these subjects are not only still relevant today, but remarkably topical once again. The play follows Dr. Thomas Stockmann, a notable and respected doctor in his town, as he discovers that the local water supply and the public baths -- a source of great pride and income for the town -- have become contaminated by local industry and are now poisonous. He struggles with his brother, the town's mayor and one of the owners of the baths, in trying to get his findings published in the town's newspaper. A play, at its heart, about personal responsibility and the rights and roles of whistleblowers, An Enemy of the People could be ripped from today's headlines. See it at The Albert's Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pm
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.
Billed as "the world's most dangerous tribute to Guns N' Roses," Appetite 4 Destruction is ready to raise the roof at the House of Blues Las Vegas. Made up of veterans from tribute acts like Audiogarden (Soundgarden), Dream Police (Cheap Trick) and Aeromyth (Aerosmith), the group re-creates the GnR experience at the height of their career, rocking out to hits like "Welcome to the Jungle," "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Paradise City," among many more. Acts also on the bill include Daze Gone By and Bakers Dozen.
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.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pm (Everyone's a Lawyer)Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (42 x 42)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 6:30pm (Open Mic)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Drink Date Laugh)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 11:30pm (The Nasty Show)
Teatro ZinZanni has been called "the Kit Kat Klub on acid," but you won't have to worry about bad vibes when you take this trip. Enter a fantastical world where a magical Maître d' struggles to make opening night a success. Mechanical waitresses, gravity-defying chefs and an amorous busboy who has finally met his match will have to bend over backwards -- literally -- to save the day. International cirque, comedy and cabaret combine for a topsy-turvy blend that is part circus, part dinner theater and all magic. While you enjoy the show, you can chow down on four courses designed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson. Step into Teatro ZinZanni at King County's Marymoor Park and experience Love, Chaos, and Dinner.
Experience the next crop of Major League Soccer stars at an LA Galaxy II game. Playing in the fan-friendly confines of StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium, LA Galaxy II matches offer an intimate setting for professional soccer in Southern California. Your ticket includes free on-site parking, plus there are discounted concessions options and a host of exciting promotional nights and giveaways. Galaxy II have been one of the most successful teams in the United Soccer League, having made the playoffs in each of their first three seasons.
Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 3:30pm (vs. San Antonio FC)Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Phoenix Rising FC)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 5:30pm (vs. New York Red Bulls II)Wednesday, May. 9, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Saint Louis FC)Saturday, May. 26, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Las Vegas Lights FC)Saturday, Jun. 2, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC)
Cheese, wine, free stuff ... sounds like spring perfection. The Chicago Wine Fest (formerly River North Wine Fest) returns with tastings of over 35 wines from all over the world. Plus, there'll be cheese plates around, because cheese is not only an excellent pairing -- It is life. There are also a ton of codes you'll be able to use to grab free swag, and a photo contest will help you remember what you may forget after the 10th tasting. So go forth and eat, drink and be merry with the crew at Moe's Cantina River North. This event is produced by Chi Life Events and is formerly known as River North Wine Fest. This event is not affiliated with Craft Hospitality's Chicago Wine Fest.
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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A great deal of American history has attempted to take the breaths away from African Americans through rape, lynching, Jim Crow laws, KKK terror, injustice and police brutality. Breathe: the Musical is the story of the Jones family, a post-slavery family of sharecroppers in the early to mid 1900's, as they seek refuge from America's violent racial climate. Supremacy has begot rape, false allegations, lynch threats, and eventually death to the family. With the help of five timeless midwives, the ghosts of historic lynching victims and a vibrant close-knit community, they navigate through the everyday trials of the era to reformation and anti-lynch laws. The production executes this message through original dialogue, choreo-poems, negro spirituals, and many genres of dance and music. See Breathe: the Musical this March at THEARC Theater.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 8:00pm
Simon Grindberg is the world's most illustrious children's book writer and illustrator -- but his next masterpiece is a decade overdue. Peter Chandler is a starving artist with unparalleled potential -- but he doesn't yet know his own value. The two men are thrown together by Clair Forlorni, an ambitious editor who hopes Peter's youthful exuberance can unleash Simon's aging genius for one final story. But creativity comes at a cost. The Stone Witch comes to New York's Westside Theatre Upstairs starring Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years, This Is Us), Rupak Ginn (Royal Pains) and Carolyn McCormick (Law & Order, The Post). This world premiere production is a wondrous, hopeful and heartbreaking new play where imagination runs wild.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm
Meet Joan, Connie, Dottie and Agnes. Four best friends living in Winnetka, IL in the 1950s. They meet every Wednesday for a Betty Crocker cooking contest, imagining how the prizes might change their lives. Their weekly gathering isn't just about cooking, but a time to confide secrets and share frustrations. A Taste of Things to Come is a fabulously fun romp tracing the changing lives of these four women as the sexual revolution of the 1960s rears its head. This homage to prior generations of women who blazed new trails features a rollicking original score of '50s and '60s music with great harmonies, backed by an all-female rock n' roll band. Embark on a journey of empowerment when this musical stirs things up at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pm
Escape the frantic freeways and frazzled commuters on Friday nights by delighting your senses high above the fray. Starting at 6:30pm before select LA Phil concerts, you're invited to attend a relaxing pre-show reception in The Garden, where you'll enjoy included drinks and one of the best views of the DTLA skyline. Wander past the Frank Gehry-designed "A Rose for Lilly" mosaic fountain and a lush garden full of aromatic trees and plants before heading inside the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall for the concert itself. This series features a diverse array of musical experiences from the LA Phil's exciting 99th season.
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Mozart & Vaughan Williams)
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.
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 2:30pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 7:00pm
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.
One will rule. One will fall. Two extraordinary women clash in a power play over the right to rule in Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart. Elizabeth I, Queen of England, must decide the fate of her jailed cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, who is accused of treason. After a single clandestine meeting where both women's ambitions are unmasked, the fate of two countries is decided. Jenn Thompson, former artistic director of The Actors Company Theater, stages Peter Oswald's electrifying take on this fascinating drama at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 / 7:30pm
When Stephen Sondheim first brought A Little Night Music to the stage in 1973, the musical's elegance and charm led to four Tony Award wins. Now its Sweden-set tale of a tangled web of affairs comes to San Diego in a new production at Old Town Theatre. Centered around the charismatic actress Desirée Armfeldt, A Little Night Music follows one terribly complicated weekend in the country, where lovers, ex-lovers, wives and husbands all come together and seemingly endless possibilities for new romances and second chances bring plenty of surprises. Witty and filled with deeply touching moments of regret and desire, A Little Night Music also features one of Sondheim's most popular songs, the haunting "Send in the Clowns."
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 3:00pm
In the breakroom of the last small auto plant still standing in Detroit, four coworkers swap stories, share dreams and take pride in their work. The group has become a makeshift family, sharing tales of desperation, personal conflicts and doing what it takes to make ends meet. When pushed to the limits of survival, how far over the lines is each of them willing to step? A bold and compassionate new play by OBIE Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, Skeleton Crew was named one of Time Magazine's 10 Best Shows of 2016. Now you can experience this funny, tough and tender drama for yourself with the regional premiere at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, featuring Margo Hall (Faye), Lance Gardner (Reggie), Christian Thompson (Dez) and Tristan Cunningham (Shanita).
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pm
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.
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 10:00amTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 12:30pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 10:00amWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 12:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 10:00amThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 12:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 12:30pm
Riffing on life on growing up young and black in America, this dark comedy sets its sights on mistaken identity, incarceration, Greek gods, interracial adoption and more. With its multi-ethnic cast, Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies is filled with arresting stylistic turns and outrageous comedy. When two 14-year-old black boys -- one from the inner city, the other from a suburban private school -- wind up in the same holding cell, they debate what it means to be black in a sharp discussion that veers from 2Pac to Nietzsche. Catch the regional premiere of Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies on the stage of the Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pm
A rule-busting multimedia Broadway extravaganza, Rocktopia fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with the most world-renowned classical compositions. Five world-class vocalists -- backed by a full symphony orchestra, an electrifying rock band and a powerhouse choir -- take the very concept of music itself to electrifying new heights. The anthems of Queen and Journey meet the odes of Beethoven. The power of Zeppelin merges with the poetry of Puccini. The greatness of The Who blends with the grandeur of Strauss. Experience the one-of-a-kind sound of Rocktopia. See it. Hear it. Believe it. Special guest stars include Pat Monahan (Train) for performances between March 22 and April 8 and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) for performances between April 23 and April 29.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 6:30pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm
Anybody who's ever seen a gangster movie can tell you, those Prohibition parties were swingin'! For one night, you can travel back in time to that bygone era as The Return of Vaudeville hits Los Angeles' historic Wiltern theater. So, throw on your spiffy vintage duds, grab your closest guys and dolls and come out for this fun throwback event. You'll see everything from acrobatics and burlesque to comedy and snake charming, with live musical accompaniment by the California Feetwarmers and performances from the Satin Dollz. Sip on Prohibition-style cocktails (don't worry; you won't go blind), pose for vintage photo ops and close out the night at the after-party, before returning to the Twitter era.
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.
Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 10:00pm (Akiko Yano)Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 10:00pm (Eri Yamamoto Trio)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 10:00pm (Yoko Miwa Trio)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 10:00pm (Senri Oe)Monday, Apr. 2, 2018 / 10:00pm (Andrew White Quartet)Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018 / 10:00pm (Soul Fusion with Sy Smith)Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 / 10:00pm (Hil St. Soul)Monday, Apr. 9, 2018 / 10:00pm (Dave Kline Band)
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.
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.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 6:00pm (Eric Comstock & Sean Smith)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 6:00pm (Anita Gillette Celebrates Irving Berlin)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 11:00pm (Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra)Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 11:00pm (The Tristano Project)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 5:30pm (Louis Armstrong Eternity Band)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:30pm (The Tristano Project)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 11:00pm (The Tristano Project)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 6:00pm (JayCee Driesen)
You're invited to partake in a judo fight, a game of chess, a reading of tarot cards. This war against war is theater as seen through the eyes of Spanish poet Fernando Arrabal and French painter Yves Klein. Based on texts from these two visionaries, Letter of Love (The Fundamentals of Judo) presents a struggle against the prisons built by the dictators of the bodies and of the minds -- even when they are our own mothers. Witness a struggle wherein each punch and hold will be an embrace, an act of love. The world premiere of this cutting-edge theatrical experience hits the stage at Chicago's Trap Door Theatre.
Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel blossoms on stage as a musical. Little Women follows the adventures of the remarkable March sisters -- budding author Jo, practical Meg, sweet Beth and romantic Amy -- who're coming of age during the Civil War under the care of their doting mother. A touching tale of young love, achieving your dreams and the enduring power of family, this song-filled adaptation at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica is designed for the entire family to enjoy. The show's original New York run starred Tony-winner Sutton Foster (Younger), who was nominated for both a Drama Desk and a Tony Award for her performance as Jo.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. This museum of living plants lets you step into one of the oldest and most visited Japanese-inspired gardens outside Japan and even get a glimpse of the diverse plant communities in the New York Metropolitan area that existed here hundreds of years ago. There's plenty to see all year long -- from winterberries to spring heath, sunflowers to red maple.
Shi-Queeta Lee and her Divas of Illusion serve you fierce impersonations of singing legends like Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, Jill Scott, Dolly Parton, Adele, Marvin Gaye and the list goes on. As they slay the stage at D.C.'s Chateau Inc., you can enjoy a bunch buffet featuring chicken & waffles, Shi-Queeta's pork ribs, vegetarian pasta, vegan options and more. Plus, your first mimosa or Bloody Mary is free.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:00am (Doors Open at 11:00am)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 11:00am (Doors Open at 11:00am)
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?
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Winnipeg Jets)Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. St. Louis Blues)
Called "a master of the genre" by The New York Times, Tony Award-winning writer-performer Sarah Jones (Bridge & Tunnel) explores the world's oldest profession in her latest solo show, Sell/Buy/Date. Inhabiting a colorful array of characters, Jones draws on the real-life experiences of people affected by the commercial sex industry, exploring the many sides of this hot-button issue while capturing the humanity and humor of these rarely heard voices. Don't miss this timely show at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 3:00pm
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.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 11:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 7:00pm
A beloved family fave, the Tony-winning Broadway musical comedy The Music Man follows the adventures of smooth-talking "Professor" Harold Hill, who attempts to con the good people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments for a boys' band he pledges to organize. Secretly, however, he knows nothing about music and plans to abscond with the cash. But matters get complicated when he takes a liking to the townspeople and falls for lovely Marian the Librarian, even as she begins to see through his scheme. This always-entertaining show sparkles with memorable tunes like "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," "Till There Was You" and "Goodnight, My Someone," with music provided by a live orchestra. Meredith Wilson's six-time Tony Award-winning classic kicks off the Broadway By the Bay season at Fox Theatre in Redwood City.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:30pm
West Side Story takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and sets it loose in epic fashion on the streets of 1950s New York. Two idealistic young lovers caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, tell a story of love, hate and clashing cultures more relevant than ever. The famed 1961 film adaptation won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and the story has enjoyed many Broadway revivals, the latest in 2009. Written by the dream creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story's legendary jazz, Latin and classical-inspired score features the treasured songs "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty" and "America." Don't miss this iconic musical love story at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pm
Amazement awaits you and your guests inside Black Rabbit Rose, a swanky multi-space venue boasting a theater for magic and variety acts, plus a bar featuring craft cocktails and Thai-Chinese small plates. This retro-style cabaret show sets out to impress with an array of burlesque and specialty performers, while the world's finest close-up illusionists dazzle you with their magical talent. VIP admission grants you front-row seating at this intimate Hollywood nightspot.
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm
When it comes to catching the biggest names in comedy doing their thing at a historic venue, it's hard to top Laugh Factory Hollywood in the heart of the Sunset Strip. A short list of comics that have graced its luminous stage include Tim Allen, Whitney Cummings, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Nealon and many more. You just never know who is going to drop by to get the crowd roaring with a hilarious set. So get on down to the Laugh Factory, get yourself a drink from the full bar, and get ready to crack up with the best of them.
Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 7:45pm (All-Star Comedy)Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 9:45pm (Comedy Bazaar)Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 9:30pm (Rubee Tuesdays)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:45pm (All-Star Comedy)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 9:45pm (All-Star Comedy)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:45pm (All-Star Comedy)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 9:45pm (All-Star Comedy)Monday, Apr. 2, 2018 / 9:45pm (Comedy Bazaar)
Are Connie and Tristan really in love, or is it just the antidepressants talking? As volunteers in a clinical trial for a new super-drug, their sudden and illicit romance forces the supervising doctors to intervene and confront the ethics of what they're doing. Winner of the UK Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play, The Effect tackles our pill-popping culture with humor and scintillating drama. See what The New York Times called "a knockout, a ravishment of the senses," at San Francisco Playhouse.
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pmTuesday, Apr. 3, 2018 / 7:00pm
If you've ever lost hours of work to a "blue screen of death," been blindsided by an incomprehensible update to Facebook's layout or cursed a stubborn and uncooperative printer, 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.
With rich language and bold vision, Lydia Diamond's (Stick Fly) theatrical adaptation of Beloved author Toni Morrison's classic and controversial novel explores the crippling toll that centuries of racism and false standards of beauty have taken on a small Ohio community. Written like a children's fable for adults, this story spends a year in the life of an 11-year-old girl named Pecola, who curses her dark skin and prays for blue eyes -- believing that they alone will make her beautiful, with true love sure to follow. Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges, this play brings issues of race, representation and feminism to the stage at the F. Otto Haas Theatre in Philadelphia.
Best known for his five years as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, Jon Lovitz is a stand-up comedian with decades of experience on the national circuit. Lovitz played several memorable characters on SNL, including pathological liar Tommy Flanagan and the Master Thespian. He's also had a long-running film and TV career, voicing the lead in the animated series The Critic, making multiple appearances on The Simpsons, appearing in such movies as A League of Their Own and The Wedding Singer, and acting on TV's Seinfeld, Friends, Two and a Half Men, NewsRadio and many more hit shows. After he returned to stand-up, Lovitz opened his own comedy clubs in San Diego and Hollywood. See his live act at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco.
Transporting you from Sicilia to Bohemia and safely home once more, Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale is a spellbinding tale of jealousy, prophecy and redemption that celebrates the magic of story-telling and the power of forgiveness. Lose yourself in this fantastical play filled with love and loss at Folger Theatre in D.C.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 8, 2018 / 7:00pm
Disney's The Little Mermaid invites your family on a magical journey "Under the Sea" with Ariel, a mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom alongside her crabby sidekick, Sebastian. Ariel dreams of living in the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there, trading in her tail for human legs with some "help" from a sea witch named Ursula, in order to be by the side of the handsome Prince Eric. Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale and the classic animated film, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this production of the fishy fable will capture your heart with irresistible songs like "Kiss the Girl," "Part of Your World" and more at the Serenbe Playhouse's Grange Lake Dock House in the Atlanta area.
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 / 7:30pm
Kathleen Battle's powerful and dynamic voice carried her all the way from a working-class steel town in Ohio to a career as one of the most celebrated sopranos in the world of opera. Since 1975, she has performed with everyone from the Metropolitan Opera to Alicia Keys, sang for two popes and won five Grammy Awards for her enormously successful classical and opera recordings. In Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey at Valley Performing Arts Center - Great Hall in Northridge, Battle sings a powerful program of classic spirituals and traditional pieces inspired by the Civil War-era network that ferried slaves to freedom. Revel in the majesty of Battle's acclaimed voice as she performs renditions of songs including "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Wade in the Water."
A Tony-winning writer famed for always having his finger on America's emotional pulse, Terrence McNally's 2014 Broadway play Mothers and Sons explores the ever-fluid definition of family. A grieving mother pays a surprise visit to her late son's partner, now married to another man and raising a young son. Forced to face their generational differences, she sets off on a treacherous path towards forgiveness and reconciliation, which may even offer the opportunity to be part of a future she never imagined. Authored by McNally (Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class) and now coming to the stage of the Sacramento Theatre Company, the play was nominated for two Tony Awards and praised as "moving" and "intensely resonant" by the Chicago Tribune.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 12:30pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pm
This year, Pacific Northwest Ballet presents a Director's Choice program that pushes the envelope. Artistic Director Peter Boal brings a captivating duet, a favorite work, a little controversy, and a world premiere by Ezra Thomson to the stage. Red Angels is a ballet of intense dramatic impact that is calculated to charge all the senses. Dressed in scarlet leotards and bathed in white and red hot light, four dancers perform with powerful athleticism to a riveting score for electric violin. The limbs of a bonded pair sculpt open air in Slingerland Duet, and audiences have another chance to debate William Forsythe's contrapuntal One Flat Thing, reproduced, at the edgy, riveting and electric performances at Seattle's McCaw Hall.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 1:00pm
Julie Goldman's stand-up is delightfully in-your-face, honest and aggressively funny. Headlining throughout the U.S. at clubs, colleges, festivals and events, she's been described as "unapologetically un-PC" by Go Magazine, "a hilariously irreverent, butch lesbian" by Afterellen, and Autostraddle writes, "watching someone be outraged has never been so fun." Goldman's appeared on everything from Bravo's The People's Couch to LOGO's Big Gay Sketch Show to HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, not to mention her own hit podcast Dumb Gay Politics with Julie & Brandy. Watch her go off at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco.
From ice cream to kung fu movies to laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose, in Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Through adulthood, as the list of things worth living for grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. This interactive one-man show, created by acclaimed playwright Duncan MacMillan (1984) and comedian Jonny Donahoe, has become a worldwide hit for its poignant but funny celebration of the little things that matter in life. You might just be inspired to start your own list after seeing it at the Olney Theatre Center.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 1:45pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:45pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 1:45pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:45pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:45pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 1:45pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:45pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 1:45pm
Wyclef Jean, former lead rapper and sometime-guitarist of the supergroup Fugees, comes to Scottsdale for a spirited live performance. As a solo artist, Wyclef is best known for such songs as "Gone till November," "We Trying to Stay Alive," "Sweetest Girl" and "Perfect Gentleman." He's also one of the industry's most popular producers and remixers, having worked with such stars as Whitney Houston, Santana, Michael Jackson and Destiny's Child, among many others. Catch him in concert at Scottsdale's BLK Live.
Dive deep into the world's oceans with one of National Geographic's most seasoned photographers. Watch as Brian Skerry's images illuminate the vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Brian has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater using his camera to tell the story of some of the ocean's most elusive inhabitants. His mission: to enlighten and inspire people to care about the beauty, bounty, and health of the world's oceans. Often Brian's office is icy, predator-infested water and his uniform a 7mm neoprene wetsuit. Some may see this as inhibiting, but he consistently delivers thought-provoking and captivating images that offer a unique and intimate portrait of the creatures from the deep, and draws attention to the large number of issues that endanger their existence. Join Brian at Hammer Theatre Center in San Jose for an intimate look at dolphins' intelligence, hang out with the enigmatic manatee, experience icy, temperate and tropical ecosystems in Japan's seas, and explore the ocean in search of the first photos of Atlantic bluefin tuna in the wild. On stage, the author of Ocean Soul is a passionate spokesman for the oceans he loves to photograph. His riveting presentations inspire reverence for the marine realm, and most of all, they offer hope for protecting the vitality of the world's oceans.
In Paper Dolls, a group of five Filipino guest workers living in Tel Aviv spend their days caring for elderly Orthodox men and their nights performing in nightclubs as drag queens -- and the craziest part is, this karaoke musical is based on a true story! First profiled in an acclaimed 2006 documentary, the workers must contend with an immigration system that denies them citizenship and will deport them if they lose their jobs, while still enjoying the socially accepting atmosphere of Tel Aviv compared to the Philippines. See the American premiere of this vibrant, thought-provoking musical at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C.
Park yourself down at Arts Garage to enjoy world-class music from established, Grammy-winning artists and exciting, new up-and-comers in a comfortable cabaret atmosphere in Delray Beach. From jazz, blues, Latin and soul to world music, classical, urban and hip-hop, Arts Garage attracts famed artists and "performers at the top of their game" (Palm Beach Post) with its excellent acoustics and intimate, up-close seating. You're also welcome to bring your own food and drink to make your evening complete, or partake in snacks and sodas from the concessions stand.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pm (Nostaljah - Reggae)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Neil Bacher & Peter Bockius Quartet - Jazz)Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 11:00am ("Beyond Beauty, A Refugee's Journey in Pursuit of Happiness" Book Launch)Sunday, May. 13, 2018 / 7:00pm (Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues - Blues)Saturday, Jun. 9, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Chili Poppers & Stone Temple Pride)
Famed DJ Richard Blade from Jack FM 93.1 and Sirius XM's First Wave presents '80s on the Bay, featuring a night of your favorite '80s dance music and more. Full bar and food trucks available during this festive throwback evening at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach.
HAiR celebrates peace and love, taking you back to 1960s New York as young hippies try to make sense of their lives in the shadow of the Vietnam War. As the "tribe" -- a group of politically active bohemian youths -- fight against conscription, Claude has to decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or succumb to the pressures of his parents and conservative America. HAiR is filled with unforgettable songs, like "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In" and "Good Morning, Starshine," which all became anthems of the anti-war movement. Filled with unbridled energy and infectious songs, this stunning production at the Arizona Broadway Theater in Peoria provides an electrifying look back into '60s hippie counterculture.
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.
Laughter and charm are in full effect at the Joke Joint, where chandeliers and an ornate balcony create an 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.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm (Mitch Burrow)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:45pm (Mitch Burrow)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pm (John DeBoer)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pm (John DeBoer)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 9:45pm (John DeBoer)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pm (John DeBoer)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:45pm (John DeBoer)Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 7:30pm (Darryl Lenox)
Three years after the mysterious death of beloved detective Sherlock Holmes off Reichenbach Falls, Dr. John H. Watson receives a telegram that suggests his old friend may still be alive. The mysterious wire was sent from a doctor who states that three patients in his asylum's care have each claimed to be the late Sherlock Holmes. Watson embarks on a journey to disprove these claims. Could Sherlock Holmes really be alive after all this time? Enjoy Holmes and Watson -- a riveting new adventure from award-winning writer Jeffrey Hatcher -- at the Maverick Theater in Fullerton.
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 on NYC's famed Theatre Row.
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.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Carmen Lynch, Christian Finnegan)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 10:00pm (Carmen Lynch, Christian Finnegan and Judah Friedlander)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Carmen Lynch, Christian Finnegan)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Jordan Carlos, Emma Willmann)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pm (Jordan Carlos, Emma Willmann)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Janeane Garofalo, Jordan Carlos)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 10:00pm (Janeane Garofalo, Jordan Carlos)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm (Janeane Garofalo, Jordan Carlos)
Prepare to be thrilled, mystified, shocked and delighted as five of the most incredible magic-wielders on Earth band together for The Illusionists -- Live From Broadway, an evening of hilarious tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder. Each member of this crew of magical characters has their own personality and style with which to amaze you, from the near-psychic powers of the Deductionist to the elegant mystery of the Manipulator. Whichever is your favorite, The Illusionists are sure to dazzle audiences of all ages and make a believer out of you. This critically acclaimed production has shattered box office records across the globe and stunned thousands with some of the most outrageous and miraculous acts ever to be seen on stage. Now you can witness their illusions, mind-reading, levitation and more at The Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 6:30pm
Known as the "Sergeant of Comedy," Tony Roberts spent 10 years in the Army before embarking on a career in stand-up. He's been seen on his own Showtime comedy special, Wired!, and on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, BET's ComicView, as well as the syndicated hits Showtime at the Apollo and Mr. Box Office. When he's not cracking audiences up across the nation and beyond, Roberts has also appeared in a number of films and toured the country with the stage plays If These Hips Could Talk and Ain't Nothing Like Family. Catch his captivating comedy when he appears at the Baltimore Comedy Factory.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:30pm
The first Broadway play written by an African-American woman, A Raisin in the Sun is a masterpiece that The New York Times credits with changing American theater forever. First produced in 1959 and adapted two years later into a now-classic film starring Sidney Poitier, A Raisin in the Sun is as powerful today as it was 50 years ago. Now Harlem Repertory Theatre presents the limited return of this incredible story to their stage -- a story that follows the Youngers, an African-American family attempting to move from a crowded two-bedroom apartment into a "white" neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. But a new house is just one of the Youngers' many dreams. Three generations each yearn for different versions of a better life -- whether it's a business, or a spouse, or the right to live with long-denied dignity.
By the Water explores how a neighborhood recovers from a natural disaster. It's 2012 and the unprecedented destruction of Hurricane Sandy includes a small, close-knit community on the coast of Staten Island. By the Water, coming to the Spreckels Performing Arts Center, opens on what's left of the Murphy house, seven blocks from the ocean and built by Marty Murphy's grandfather. It has been destroyed. Although in their sixties, the Murphys are determined to rebuild. But their neighbors, including their best friends Phil and Andrea, are helping organize the town to solicit a government buy-out so they can start over somewhere else. The play explores what it means to love a community, and the other motivations that bind us to a place or free us to move on.
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 the UniverSoul Circus Big Top at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens.
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 4:00pmTuesday, Apr. 3, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 / 7:00pm
From guaranteed-to-get-you-dancing rockers like "Burning Down the House" to the pop perfection of "And She Was" to the new-wave art-rock of "Once in a Lifetime," Talking Heads continually defied expectations from the release of their first album in 1977. While David Byrne and Co. will probably never get back together, you can still experience the thrill of a Talking Heads concert when tribute band Start Making Sense hits the stage at House of Blues Chicago. This seven-piece band captures all of the original's funky rhythms, signature riffs and quirky vocals, right down to Byrne's trademark loose-limbed dance moves.
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 9:30pm
X barks the spot in PAW Patrol's latest live adventure! On the day of Adventure Bay's big Pirate Day celebration, Ryder and his team of pirate-attired pups scamper into action to rescue Cap'n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. In the process, the cave-diving canines discover a secret map leading to buried pirate treasure. Together they set out over land and sea to find the treasure for the Pirate Day celebration before the nefarious Mayor Humdinger from nearby Foggy Bottom can steal it for himself. It's all pups on deck for this pirate adventure -- including the group's newest member, Tracker. Join the fun when PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure comes to The Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 5:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 5:30pm
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.
Put politics aside for a night and focus on having fun as The Second City presents Legendary Laughs at UP Comedy Club. This fast-paced and highly interactive hybrid of sketch and improv skewers famous scenes and songs culled from the rich, vibrant swath of American history. The only thing more legendary than the title of this hilarious show is the group putting it on: Chicago's legendary Second City, a comedy troupe whose illustrious alumni include the likes of Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert and many other greats.
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, Mar. 25, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Sunday, Apr. 8, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)
The Randolph Street Market Festival has been described as a "mecca of cool," "the Barney's of vintage" and Chicago's best venue for people-watching. In other words, it's a can't-miss Chicago shopping experience. Home of the world-famous Chicago Antique Market and Indie Designer Market and open monthly to the public, the festival is an internationally recognized European-style shopping extravaganza in Chicago's historic West Loop, featuring select purveyors of high-quality, amazingly priced "finds." Are you a music fiend? Browse through thousands of collectible records at the Vinyl Depot. A gourmand? Feast your senses on the delectable wares of the Fancy Food Market. Perhaps you've got more eclectic taste? The Global Goods Bazaar features handcrafted goods from local artisans representing many cultures. With over 125 vendors on three indoor levels, you're sure to find what you're looking for and a whole lot more!
Forty-year-old Maureen spends her present and foreseeable future caring for her elderly but iron-willed mother, Mag -- until an old family friend reappears and offers Maureen a chance at love and a new life. But Mag isn't about to let Maureen go so easily, setting off a shocking chain of events. The Beauty Queen of Leenane serves up a rich Irish stew of dark comedy and drama centering on a seriously dysfunctional mother and daughter. This acclaimed tragicomedy by Martin McDonagh, the Oscar-winning writer of In Bruges, comes to the stage at Skokie's Northlight Theatre. Deemed "wildly funny, deeply affecting and grotesquely macabre," by the London Daily Telegraph, this play brims with brash humor, rich language and inventive storytelling.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
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. Director Amanda Bearse also joins the cast for a special one-week engagement (April 2nd-April 8th).
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:30pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 2:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pm
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.
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, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 11:00pm
So you want to see a show, but you're not quite sure what kind of show. You want to laugh, you want to be surprised, you want to be entertained. Well, look no further than Moisture Festival, a one-stop grab bag of crazy entertainment that ranges from comedy to incredible aerial feats to live music, and hits just about everything in between. Now in its 15th year, this vaudeville-style variety show has something for everyone. Past shows have featured everything from mouth jugglers to tightrope artists to a performer flipping a small child around in the air using only his feet -- the kind of stuff that there probably isn't a name for, the kind of stuff you just have to see to believe, and you're so glad that you did. Don't miss Moisture Festival at Hale's Ales Palladium Theater in Seattle.
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars may have topped charts by giving you "Uptown Funk," but they took their sonic cues and swagger from R&B trailblazers Morris Day & The Time. In the '80s, these Prince associates and longtime Janet Jackson cohorts kept dance floors packed with their high-energy, live instrument funk-and-soul R&B tracks, including "Jungle Love" and "The Bird." Now, you can relive their funkified heyday at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills with this evening of throwback hits that still thump -- from "777-9311" to "Jerk Out" and beyond.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
In the vein of Inside Amy Schumer and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Broad Comedy delivers politically savvy comedy that's frank, funny and feminist. Touring the nation since 2001, YouTube sensation Katie Goodman and the rest of her award-winning, all-female musical comedy and sketch troupe are known to sing, dance and fire off sharp political satire. No topic is sacred to them, so when the troupe returns to New York's SoHo Playhouse, you can fully expect an unflinching and hilarious look at modern-day culture.
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."
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:30pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 8:15pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:15pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:15pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 7:30pmMonday, Apr. 2, 2018 / 8:15pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 3:00pm
Enjoy hops on hops at the Seattle I.P.A. Fest, the perfect start to the spring season. You'll be able to choose between a variety of cider houses and distilleries too, but there'll be some serious IPA action going. Enjoy unlimited sample pours, plus nibbles from snack sponsors. Whether you crave a stout or a liquor, it'll be at WithinSodo waiting for you.
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 Kansas. The funky Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz is based on L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz with a score by Charlie Smalls. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Original Score, The Wiz includes such numbers as "Slide Some Oil to Me," "He's the Wizard," "No Bad News" and "Mean Ole Lion." This Tony-winning musical is coming to Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / NoonFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pmMonday, Apr. 2, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 2:00pm
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 Comic View, Comedy Central's Reality Bites Back and is featured on the new season of 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.
Experience hidden Central Park locations only a true New York City historian can help you find. Visit some of Central Park's least-trafficked, truly historic and most scenic locations above 100th Street. Learn about the history of the park and its creators, find out what was there before, visit forts from the Revolutionary War, see the stunning formal gardens, hike through Central Park's Adirondack Mountains and much more. The tour is led by licensed New York City tour guide, Bruce Racond, who has over 20 years of experience giving entertaining and educational tours.
David Alan Grier, a veteran of TV, film and stage, returns to the stage at the Arlington Drafthouse. Grier was a principal cast member for the trailblazing sketch comedy series In Living Color and has also been seen on The Carmichael Show, The Big Sick and The Wiz Live!, not to mention Broadway, where he's received a handful of Tony and Grammy nominations. Watch him take it back to his stand-up roots, flexing those expressive eyebrows and devilish grin, then digging into his signature scathing commentary.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:30pm
Set in the Deep South, Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, sees racial injustice envelop a small-town community. Through courage and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth, and his feisty daughter, Scout -- a young girl on the cusp of adulthood -- brings new hope to a neighborhood in turmoil. Christopher Sergel's stage adaptation truly allows Lee's lyrical text to soar to new heights, exploring issues of race and class through multiple points of view. Experience this powerful coming-of-age story at Concord's Umbrella Annex.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pm
From real-life spy gadgets to the stories behind the coolest secret agents in movies, the International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the world of espionage. Upon arrival, you'll be given a secret identity, which you'll use to test your spy skills throughout the experience. Then, you'll explore a series of themed rooms, where you'll hear historic tales, examine artifacts and participate in activities. Get ready for exhibits like Spies Among Us, which focuses on WWII-era German and Russian spy rings, and Exquisitely Evil, a tribute to the villains of cinema's most famous spy -- James Bond. Exquisitely Evil features more than 100 film artifacts from both old and new Bond movies, plus interactive exhibits that allow you to take over the controls of a villain's lair, brave the depths of a virtual shark tank, play spy vs. spy with other visitors, disarm a missile before time runs out and more.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 4:00pm-8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm)Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 4:00pm-8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm)Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 4:00pm-8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 4:00pm-8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 4:00pm-8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 4:00pm-8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 4:00pm-8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm)Sunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 4:00pm-8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm)
Mexican guitarist Jorge Santana and L.A.'s own R&B and soul stars El Chicano ("Viva Tirado") and Tierra ("Together") headline the Latin Legends tour. They'll all groove to their hits from the '70s, '80s and beyond at this House of Blues Anaheim concert.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
What could be better than a solid craft beer and a barrel of monkeys? Yes, we're talking the game -- but it wouldn't it be great if we were talking literal monkeys? A barrel of laughs is the next step up at this comedy night from Orpheus Brewing in Atlanta, who serves up quite the selection of brews and hops from snazzy lookin' cans and taps. Comedians Nathan Owens and Damon Sumner host this showcase and bring some of Atlanta's funniest talent to the Barrel room, so treat yo'self to a midweek pause of laughter and craft beer.
Two American tourists on a hunting vacation stumble upon the mythical Scottish village of Brigadoon, which comes to life for only one day each century. But when one of the travelers falls in love with a local lass, he's faced with a life-altering choice -- return home or take a chance on romance in this enchanted new place that disappears into the mists for 100 years at a time. Known for its colorful pageantry, lads in kilts, bonnie lasses, bagpipes and Highland flings, this Broadway favorite comes to The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton with its hauntingly beautiful Lerner & Loewe score that includes classics like "Almost Like Being in Love," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," My Mother's Wedding Day" and "There But for You Go I."
Whodunits -- you gotta love 'em. From the secluded locales to the cast of colorful characters in which everyone's a suspect to the final, ingenious twist, the author who did it best was Agatha Christie. One of her most famous stories, The Mousetrap, has it all. A group of strangers trapped by a snowstorm discovers that a murderer is among them, and you'll never guess who it is! The longest-running play in history, The Mousetrap has been thrilling audiences continuously since its 1952 premiere in London's West End. Now you can experience the ultimate whodunit at Crown City Theatre Company in North Hollywood.
The biggest name in comedy is flinging itself laughter-first into a new season with a new show at Chicago's UP Comedy Club! The Second City's Spring Fling is rife with some of the all-time greatest and funniest scenes in the company's history. From fresh starts to quickly-expiring relationships to spring awakenings, you won't want to miss a single moment of the fun as Second City turns summer's less popular consort into the most hilarious time of the year!
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.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:15pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:15pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:15pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 9:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 9:30pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 10:00pm
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.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 9:00pm (Andy Santana & the West Coast Playboys)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 9:30pm (Alvon)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 9:30pm (Harpdog Brown & The Travelin' Blues Show)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:30pm (Karen Lovely Band)Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain & Special Guest Tia Carroll)Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 9:30pm (Terry Hanck)Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 10:00pm (Vanessa Collier)Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 9:30pm (Vanessa Collier)
Disney's The Little Mermaid invites your family on a magical journey "Under the Sea" with Ariel, a mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom alongside her crabby sidekick, Sebastian. Ariel dreams of living in the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there, trading in her tail for human legs with some "help" from a sea witch named Ursula, in order to be by the side of the handsome Prince Eric. Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale and the classic animated film, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this production of the fishy fable will capture your heart with irresistible songs like "Kiss the Girl," "Part of Your World" and more at the Landis Performing Arts Center in Riverside.
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.
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Dallas Mavericks)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Indiana Pacers)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Golden State Warriors)Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Houston Rockets)
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.
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.
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 3:00pmTuesday, Apr. 3, 2018 / 7:00pm
This bold new adaptation of the classic French love story keeps the poetry, but ditches the pretension to create a tale of energy, passion, and theatricality. In 17th-century France, a brilliant, soulful swordsman with a huge nose named Cyrano has fallen in love with the beautiful Roxane. But Roxane and a handsome young soldier named Christian are infatuated with each other. So Cyrano concocts a plan to act as the suitor's ghost writer, pouring out the poetry in his heart on Christian's behalf. The cast includes Michael B. Woods as Cyrano, Vahishta Vafadari as Roxane, Zach Livingston as Christian, with Stephen Peebles, Kristin Hammargren, Matty Robinson, Christina Gorman, Henry Greenberg, and Eleanor Katz. Cyrano Takes the stage of Theater Wit in Chicago.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
Head once more into the breach, dear friends, with A Noise Within's rousing production of Shakespeare's epic battle story Henry V. There's sword-fighting aplenty as when the charismatic Warrior King, formerly the riotous and rebellious Prince Hal, rallies his "band of brothers" to recover territories from the French. He also woos the beautiful Princess Katherine of France, winning both her heart and the Battle of Agincourt, against considerable odds.
Fall down the rabbit hole with Alice into a Wonderland filled with spring fairies, mermaids, superheroes, pirates and princesses -- where you can become a part of the adventure in this delightful story of renewal, surprise and fun. When Alice sees the White Rabbit, she's determined to get him to talk to her this time. As she once again follows him down the rabbit hole, she finds that this Wonderland is not like before. On her quest to find the White Rabbit, she meets unlikely characters that help her learn that things can always be seen differently when looking through a looking glass with a different perspective, and that with the help of your friends anything is possible. This original, immersive and interactive Creating Arts Company mini-musical is one-hour long and perfect for the entire family -- ages 3 and up. Get in on the fun at Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pm
The community of a backwoods Southern town grapples with the murder of a Black man who is found hanging in a tree. As events unfold, the hanging mystifies the people of the community, forcing them to confront their complicity in this man's horrific demise. Stacy Osei-Kuffour's darkly comical, heartbreaking play -- which recently made the prestigious 2017 Kilroy's List -- uses absurdity to explore racism, sexuality and the parts of American history we would all like to forget. Watch Hang Man put together the pieces of a tragedy at Chicago's Gift Theatre.
Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC) invigorates the Harris Theater stage with its exhilarating 55th anniversary season. Featuring a world premiere by international choreographer, Davis Robertson, the program includes other audience favorites guaranteed to wow. Join the company as it commemorates Nan Giordano's 33 years of leadership and 25 years as Artistic Director, as well as Zachary Heller's 10th season as a main company member and the power of exceptional dance.
A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," the merry members of New York's Drunk Shakespeare Society invite you to The Lounge for a night of suds and sonnets, cocktails and couplets, booze and ... well, you get the idea. As one member of this talented cast of lead-livered actors imbibes more than their fair share of liquid courage, an outrageous evening of theater ensues as they attempt to lead the rest of the cast through a Shakespeare story in just over one hour. Rest assured, the results will be sloppy, silly and occasionally iambic as the night devolves into inevitable debauchery.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 4:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 10:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pm
The waters off Dana Point are a whale- and dolphin-watching haven, and Dana Wharf's boat captains are masters at spotting the majestic mammals. During this two-hour seafaring voyage, your captain will keep you entertained with interesting facts and anecdotes as you scout out whales (gray or blue, depending on the season), three different types of dolphin, sea lions and more. Dana Wharf, the originator of whale watching in Orange County, has an 85 percent success rate at spotting marine mammals. They guarantee you'll see whales or dolphins during the voyage -- or you'll ride again for free.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / NoonSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / NoonWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / NoonFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 4:00pmGood for Any Date Through December 31, 2018 (Reserve in Advance)
Multi-platinum alternative-rock heavyweight Incubus hits the stage at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Featuring singer Brandon Boyd's soaring vocals and an ambitious style that's encompassed everything from rock and metal to electro and trip-hop, Incubus has sold more than 23 million albums worldwide and topped the charts with inescapably catchy hit singles like "Megalomaniac," "Anna Molly" and the anthemic "Drive." Boyd, an accomplished visual artist, will also have a large-scale display of fine art prints which will be available for fans to view. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will go to the Las Vegas Victims' Fund.
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)
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.
Say what you will about the last millennium, but those last few decades knew how to par-tay. Now you can party like it's 1999 (and even earlier) at this fun Flashback Dance Cruise featuring the best dance hits from the '80s, '90s and more. This two-hour cruise aboard the Portland Spirit provides everything you need for a rockin' late night on the river, with a live DJ on deck spinning the biggest hits of the three greatest party music decades ever. Retro outfits are encouraged, so break out those leisure suits, neon leg warmers and Members Only jackets and have a blast.
It Happened One Night begins with pampered heiress Ellie Andrews languishing on her father's yacht, disapproving of her marriage to famous aviator King Westley. After an argument, she escapes the yacht and swims away. What unfolds after she makes this impulsive decision is rom-com history. Watch what happens when Scottsdale's Don Bluth Front Row Theatre puts its own theatrical spin on Frank Capra's Oscar-winning comedy classic.
Teatro Martini's sizzling dinner spectacular features an edgy combination of cabaret, comedy, music and cirque-style aerials and acrobatics. The Teatro Martini experience comes complete with a four-course meal. As you dine on your gourmet entree, you'll be captivated by an energetic show of non-stop comedy, daring acrobatic acts, live music and more. Teatro Martini's performers come from across the globe to provide you with a captivating and tantalizing getaway from the ordinary.
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)
Written by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally (Ragtime), It's Only a Play thrusts you into the middle of the behind-the-scenes shenanigans of a Broadway play. It's the opening night of hilariously harried playwright Peter Austin's new play, and everyone has gathered at the daffy producer's townhouse to await the reviews. Joining Peter are his television producer best friend, a hilariously washed-up Hollywood diva, a lethal drama critic and more. Don't miss this tornado of sharp satire about the business of big-budget theater, replete with impromptu selfies and celebrity take-downs galore, at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pm
When John Fowles' debut novel The Collector was released in 1963, its tense depiction of abduction and imprisonment chilled the spines of countless readers and led to a big-screen adaptation just two years after its release. Now, this unforgettable story of the lonely and repressed Frederick Clegg -- who uses his lottery fortune to purchase a remote country house in which to imprison the object of his obsession, art student Miranda Grey -- makes its way to the stage. Don't miss this thrilling adaptation at The Abyss Theatre in Wilton Manors.
It's never too cold for a rooftop party -- especially when you've got heated igloos to keep you nice and warm. At this very popular, upscale VIP bash at one of NYC's most exclusive penthouse lounges, you'll be surrounded by floor to ceiling windows with breathtaking panoramic views of the NYC skyline. There will be two-for-one drink specials, complimentary appetizers, a DJ, dancing, giveaways and more all on the 20th Fl. Empire Room! This will be the last weekend the rooftop will have the heated rooftop igloos, so don't miss out on this unique party experience!
An audience favorite during its development, this gospel-music-infused production follows the life and legacy of Oscar and his grandson Marcus, in the format of a memorial service. Funny and familiar, profound and heartbreaking, Dance of the Holy Ghosts is a mosaic of music and memory that explores the details that define a family, as well as the forces that can bind us together as easily as drive us apart. See the West Coast premiere of this Ubuntu Theater Project play at Oakland Peace Center.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko is at the peak of his career and has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York's famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his new assistant, Ken, in his huge studio on the Bowery. He painstakingly trains and admonishes the young art student in his philosophy of painting and art. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko finally visits the completed restaurant, and he faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his ultimate betrayal and undoing. RED erupts with power, passion and intellect, embracing a fierce love for the meaning and purpose of art. It demands that we think and feel, aspiring to something beyond ourselves and beyond now -- that tiny bit of hope, that "red" that makes us human. See John Logan's volcano of a play at the Theatre Artists Studio in Scottsdale.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
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.
Described as a cross between David Copperfield and Justin Timberlake, magician Adam Trent fuses classic magic with dancing, comedy and some seriously cool technology to entertain and confound a new generation of fans. His edgy, fun style is on full display in The Magic of Adam Trent, an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music that's perfect for the whole family. If you think you've seen it all, Trent is happy to shatter those stereotypes with a performance that redefines what a magic show is supposed to be. With recent national TV appearances on The Today Show and The Rachael Ray Show, Trent's popularity is rising, so make sure you snag tickets for this show at San Diego's Balboa Theatre.
Director Arin Arbus' (OBIE, The Skin of Our Teeth) productions of Shakespeare for Theatre for a New Audience include Othello and, most recently, King Lear. What for Shakespeare is possible after Lear? Ms. Arbus and a brilliant company of artists explore this in The Winter's Tale, which Shakespeare wrote after his great tragedies. Leontes, a jealous king, accuses Hermione, his Queen, of infidelity. But unlike Othello, which ends in tragic deaths, in The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare invented a new form -- half-tragedy, half-comedy, its two parts divided by 16 years. There is metamorphosis. Spring follows winter; comedy follows tragedy; there's a ferocious bear, song, dance and then a miracle: a statue comes alive. The Winter's Tale explores whether there can be forgiveness for terrible crimes. Can a shattered marriage and family be healed? Can there be redemption? Only Shakespeare could make a story as fantastically eventful into cohesive, soul-stirring drama.
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pm
The heartbreaking and humorous drama Ironbound explores the life of Darja, a hardworking Polish immigrant, as she waits for her late night bus after a long factory shift in a run-down New Jersey town. Darja's story unfolds as she waits at the bus stop, 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 Bathhouse Theater in Seattle, after being chosen as a New York Times Critic's Pick for its East Coast run.
Love, betrayal and revenge have never been portrayed with more ravishing beauty than in Lucia di Lammermoor. Though the title character is indeed driven to insanity, it's the audience who goes nuts for Donizetti's tragic opera. The role of the title heroine who teeters between love and madness is shared by sopranos Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti and Pretty Yende, who have each impressed audiences with dazzling bel canto portrayals at the Met. Vittorio Grigolo and Michael Fabiano share the role of her lover. It's impossible not to be drawn into the tale of fragile Lucia, manipulated into marrying a man she doesn't love as she's used by her brother for his own political advancement. The scene when she finally "snaps" remains one of the most sublime -- and technically difficult -- in the entire operatic canon. Roberto Abbado conducts, while Tony winner Mary Zimmerman directs this chilling production of Lucia di Lammermoor.
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 Palm Desert. 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.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 12:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 6:30pm
As the biggest dance video game on the planet, Just Dance gives people of all ages and dance levels an unprecedented interactive dance party experience. The first of its kind, you can cut loose at Just Dance Live, losing yourself in the groundbreaking visuals and incredible party atmosphere. More than 20 costumed dancers will hit the stage in a show that brings the game's eye-popping visuals to life -- and you can even share some of the spotlight if you're up for it. You'll feel just like a rock star at this experience, which was conceived by designers for artists like Madonna, U2, One Direction and the Rolling Stones. To kick off this visually stunning dance extravaganza, you can walk the red carpet with friends and family at the "Get Ready for It" zone, where you can transform yourself into one of those neon-colored Just Dance characters, snap some pictures, warm up and connect with other partygoers. The music you love, the party you crave and the experience you'll never forget are at Houston's Revention Music Center.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:30pm (Pre-Show at 2:00pm)
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.
Lies ... Deception ... Murder! Modjeska Unscripted Theater is back with an all-new production: Unscripted Murder Mysteries. In the style of Agatha Christie and other great mystery writers, the MUT cast will create 15 completely improvised plays with so many plot twists and laughs not even the cast will know who the killer is until the end. Come spend a fun-filled evening of laughs, mystery and farcical antics while trying to figure out whodunit with Unscripted Murder Mysteries at the Modjeska Playhouse in Lake Forest.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 5:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
How far will fast, beautiful Oya go to make a mark in the world? Written by the Academy Award-winning writer of Moonlight, In The Red and Brown Water is an intoxicating story that charts a young girl's thrust into womanhood and her subsequent fall into the murky waters of life. Forced to choose between an athletic scholarship that could change her life and the needs of her dying mother, Oya finds herself torn between settling down and just settling. Inspired by playwright Tarell McCraney's interest in Yoruban mythology and his own childhood in the Miami projects, In the Red and Brown Water comes to Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:30pm
Looking for the best laugh and fun in Washington D.C.? Look no further! With the DC Comedy Showcase, you can catch one-of-a-kind talent from Showtime, HBO, and Comedy Central on any given night! Experience the most exciting live stand-up at the spunky and hip Brass Monkey. The night will be filled with laughs and a DJ to keep the night groovy! The Brass Monkey has a slick comedy club feel and a drink menu with $4 domestic beers all night long.
The Arizona Rattlers kick off their 26th season of fast and furious gridiron action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. One of the premier teams in the new Indoor Football League and winners of six world championships -- including 2017's United Bowl -- the Rattlers' home games are always packed with high-scoring excitement and a loud party atmosphere. Led by head coach Kevin Guy, the team lives up to its name with plenty of quick and deadly strikes to the end zone. Come out and catch all the 2018 action with your whole crew.
Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 6:05pm (vs. Cedar Rapids Titans)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 6:05pm (vs. Green Bay Blizzard)
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.
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 6:00pm (vs. Washington)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 6:00pm (vs. Washington)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pm (vs. Washington)
Indulge in an end-of-week treat with a 90-minute evening catamaran cruise, during which you'll sip delicious wine while taking in the gorgeous sunset views of Dana Point Harbor. You'll be treated to several samples from The Organic Cellar, whose offerings are organically grown and pesticide-free. There's also cheese, crackers, fruit and nuts to go with the wine, and the vessel features a cash bar offering additional beverages for purchase. The 63-foot catamaran, the Ocean Adventures, was built exclusively for Dana Wharf and features high-tech viewing cameras mounted at the bow, a roomy viewing deck and the smoothest ride on the water.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 5:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 5:30pmGood for Any Date Through December 31, 2018 (Reserve in Advance)
On the heels of a sold-out, twice-extended world premiere at the Vineyard Theatre, Tony and SAG Award winner Billy Crudup returns to the title role in Harry Clarke, written by Obie Award winner David Cale (Lillian) and directed by Leigh Silverman (Violet). A sexually charged and wickedly funny one-man thriller, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as a cocky Londoner Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman. He charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry (Billy Crudup), whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona. Catch this limited Off-Broadway run at Minetta Lane Theatre in New York City.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pm
The longest-running dinner show in Las Vegas, Marriage Can Be Murder is an interactive and outrageous murder mystery experience in which the actors are planted among you and the other unsuspecting guests. This award-winning two-hour experience at The D Casino Hotel is a murder-mystery dinner show like no other, featuring a host of hilarious characters, confounding clues and plenty of audience interaction. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal and become part of the fun as you try to figure out "whodunit" in this one-of-a-kind show.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM)
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.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
When most paint 'n' sip parties say you'll be painting a model, they don't mean that you'll be actually applying paint to the models themselves. Then agin, Sip & Stroke isn't like most paint 'n' sip parties. At this super-fun, super-social glow painting party, the model is the canvas. Leave your inhibitions at the door and get ready for a night of beautiful bodies under blacklight, the sound of international soul and sensual poetry, and plenty of glow-in-the-dark painting fun at the Orange Box Theater at Mark Squared Studios in Tucker. Make it a girls' night out, come with your favorite playmate -- or be bold and make it an unforgettable first date night!
Considered one of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina is the story of an aristocratic wife who falls in love with a handsome young count and abandons her husband for him during a period of profound upheaval in Russian society. Shunned from her community, she struggles with her outsider status and the inability to visit her son. This world premiere meditation on the complexities of love and truth, based on Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel, brings the humble farms and opulent palaces of imperial Russia to the stage at the Lifeline Theatre in Chicago.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 4:00pm
Matt Donaher has performed on Conan multiple times. Matt was staffed on Demetri Martin's show for Funny or Die, served as head writer for Fuse TV's Uproarious, served as co-head writer for The Comedy Network's All Access Live and wrote and provided voiceover for Jonathan Katz's series Explosion Bus. He also co-hosts a podcast called Boo! Donaher's a comedy festival favorite and a comedy club regular and now you can catch him at Seattle's Laughs Comedy Club.
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)
Catch world-class tennis up close as the Miami Open returns to Crandon Park in Key Biscayne. There's nothing like seeing the world's top tennis players go head-to-head under the beautiful Miami skies, and this year promises high-intensity action on the court as No. 1-ranked Roger Federer and No. 2 Rafael Nadal both return for a re-match of last year's men's final. For the women, No. 2-ranked Caroline Wozniacki made it to the finals last year, before losing to Johanna Konta, both of whom will be back, as well as top-ranked Simona Halep. Aside from killer tennis and gorgeous weather, the tournament has some great eats. Cool down with a make-your-own gelato and sorbet pop, chow down on charcoal-grilled Argentinean-style meats, and more. Your ticket gets you a seat inside the stadium, but you're also free to visit the general admission sections in the Grandstand and all outer courts.
Stand-up superstar Loni Love proves that, if you have the talent and the grit, big dreams still come true in America. Less than a decade ago, Love was an electrical engineer working for Xerox when she decided to risk everything for a career on the stage. After nearly winning Star Search, Love hasn't looked back. She's performed on The Tonight Show, was a regular on Chelsea Lately, was Ellen's DJ sidekick on Ellen and dominated VH1's I Love the '70s/'80s/'90s. Now Love takes a break from shooting her hit talk show The Real to bring her outrageous, inventive and always honest comedy to Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre.
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:00pm
Come out to Tommy T's Rancho for a big night of laughs as the club presents its Fab 5 Comedy Show, a full bill of stand-up talent ready to present their hilarious material on stage. This edition of the Fab 5 features a quintet of rising comics who have made a name for themselves on both the local and national comedy scene. You'll hear sets from David Lew, Ellis Rodriguez, Tony Li, Michael Calvin Jr. and Kiry Shibazz. If you're in the mood for laughs, you can't go wrong with the Fab 5 Comedy Show at Tommy T's.
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.
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.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm (Mark Christopher Lawrence)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:45pm (Mark Christopher Lawrence)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (It's the Mad House Favorites Show!)Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Jay Montepare)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Jesse Egan)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pm (Mark Christopher Lawrence)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pm (Gary Cannon, Matt Donaher, Eric Wielochowski and Billy Griffin)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 9:45pm (Gary Cannon, Matt Donaher, Eric Wielochowski and Billy Griffin)
Without a doubt the most famous play in the English language, Hamlet is much more than a collection of quotable lines, like the legendary soliloquy that begins with "To be or not to be?" It's also a thrilling tale of political intrigue, murder, madness and duels to the death. Bedlam, the acclaimed New York City theater company, brings their unique performance style to Shakespeare's greatest play with four actors performing all 25 roles. See this riveting, unexpectedly funny, stripped-down staging at Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre. With On-Stage Seats, you'll get an up-close and personal view of the action -- and move around for each of the three acts.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
The three Magrath sisters have gathered in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, where they await news of the family patriarch, who's living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny is unmarried at 30 and her marital prospects are bleak. Meg's lamenting a failed singing career. Meanwhile, Babe is out on bail after having shot her husband. Their troubles are grave and yet somehow hilarious and they keep Crimes of the Heart plugging along. Warm-hearted and irreverent, this 1981 Pulitzer Prize winning production teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young sisters betrayed by their passions. In the end, the play guides its young characters toward escaping the past to seize the future. Watch this family pick up the pieces when Crimes of the Heart plays at STAGEStheatre in Fullerton.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 5:00pm
ABBA-mania reigns supreme as SuperTrouper performs all the greatest hits of one of the world's most beloved pop groups of the 70s. From the smash pop stage musical Mamma Mia to all the international pop chart faves that made this ensemble famous, you'll hear (and see) all the costumes and lights of the original ABBA shows, duplicated to near perfection. This family friendly show is a delight for all ages and features many of the songs you've come to know and love over the years -- plus some you may have forgotten! Join us for a very special night of clap-along, sing-along laughter and showmanship at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.
Madame Morbid's Trolley Tours explore the haunted past and unsolved mysteries of Brooklyn. Relive over 400 years of history as you ride in a vintage 22-seat trolley outfitted with chandeliers, curtains inspired by Gone with the Wind and a TV monitor screening mini documentaries about the area. Learn about alien abductions, notorious murders, battlefields, bloody accidents, mob hits and more from a knowledgeable guide attired in Victorian garb. You'll leave the tour a bit of a history buff after riding through this fascinating New York neighborhood.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 4:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 4:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 9:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 9:00pm
West Side Story takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and sets it loose in epic fashion on the streets of 1950s New York. This production by Contra Costa Musical Theatre at the Lesher Center for the Arts finds two idealistic young lovers caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. The famed 1961 film adaptation won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and the story has enjoyed many Broadway revivals, the latest in 2009. Written by the creative dream team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story's legendary jazz, Latin and classical-inspired score features treasured numbers like "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty" and "America." Don't miss this iconic musical love story!
This VIP Rooftop on top of the famous Stage 48 mega club is one wild night you'll never forget. 3 DJs, hundreds of partiers, and panoramic views of NYC create a one of kind experience. This upscale rooftop is ideal for your next birthday party or girls night out. Get there before 12am for $8 well drinks. Make your night extra special with bottle service and reserved seating. Tonight we are sampling Bare Snacks baked fruit chips. Gluten free and non-GMO. Now you can satisfy your craving for crunch with the goodness of fruit. Make sure to get there early to get your hands on some. Your 3 Live DJs are spinning all night: DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits DJ 2 (Red): 80's, 90's & 2K Throwbacks DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop, Reggae, Soca Your experience includes: * A pair of Quiet Events headphones * Glow in the dark gear * Rooftop view of NYC * 3 DJs battling for your attention Special Notes: * 21+ to party * Rain or Shine (retractable roof) * Limited tickets available at the door * Contact James@stage48.com for bottle service request * Dress to impress (No hats, work boots, baggy clothing) What to bring: *You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event. *No need to print your ticket, just show the code on your phone or they will have your name at the door. How it works: When you arrive you'll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ's with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you are listening to. It's super social; you're in control of the music! There's no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there's no ringing in your ears when you leave!
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 11:00pm
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.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
Famed for their beautiful harmonies and powerful, uplifting voices, the legendary Harlem Gospel Choir will lend their trademark sound to the hit songs of two of pop music's great divas, Whitney Houston and Beyoncé, in this concert at B.B. King Blues Club. Featuring New York's finest gospel singers, the choir has toured the country and performed for President Obama, Nelson Mandela and royalty from around the world. They've also collaborated with Diana Ross, Bono, Josh Groban, Keith Richards, the Gorillaz and other renowned musicians. Now here's your chance to experience this soaring choir in this energetic tribute concert.
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
What does it mean to be, in the words of London's Daily Telegraph, "one of our finest improv comedians"? It means going on epic comedic riffs, glorious tangents studded with references to history, politics and religion. It means pulling punchlines out of thin air, instantly creating jokes other comics would spend years writing and polishing. It means, in short, being Greg Proops. Best known for his appearances on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Proops has also appeared on dozens of TV shows, including HBO's Flight of the Conchords. He was a frequent guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately and Red Eye. Currently the host of the acclaimed podcast The Smartest Man in the World, now the "Proopdog" brings his witty and hyper-literate stand-up style to The American Comedy Co. in San Diego.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:30pm
The Austin Beer and Music Festival is an all-inclusive event bringing guests to trendy Stubbs Bar-B-Q. Guests can try samples of more than 70 craft beers while enjoying the beautiful Austin spring weather! Live bands and DJs set the stage and get the crowd on their feet, headlined by Zoodust, a '90s party cover band. This Rock Star Beer Fest event will feature food from Stubb's BBQ.
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.
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 9:00pm (Chris "Big Dog" Davis)
When a Chicago teenager is sent to live with her grandmother in South Carolina, she finds herself on a powerful journey toward discovering her place in this world and in her family. Inspired by the best-selling book, Crowns weaves faith and fashion together into an inspirational, joyous coming-of-age musical celebration of resilient, triumphant African-American women -- and their church hats. Regina Taylor returns to direct this 15th Anniversary revival that will truly lift your spirits at McCarter Theatre Center's Matthews Theatre in Princeton.
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pm
As the hilarious "black friend" Charlie on ABC's hit comedy Black-ish and DJ Tanner on TBS' Angie Tribeca, Deon Cole is gaining popularity across pop culture. A familiar face on Conan, he's also performed on Def Comedy Jam, Comic View and Showtime at the Apollo, as well as starring in his own Comedy Central special. He appeared in the movies Barbershop and Barbershop 2, but it was his appearance on The Tonight Show that really launched his career. Conan O'Brien loved his clever observations on dating, race and everyday life in America, and hired him as a writer and performer for the show. Cole continues to tour the world doing stand-up -- and now you can catch him live at the Pittsburgh Improv in Homestead.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:30pm
Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. See some of the final photographs of the only journalist who died covering the 9/11 attacks, witness the epic struggle of the civil rights movement in the '60s, marvel at a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and hear never-before-told stories from the journalists and photographers who stood on the front lines of history. This high-tech museum features seven levels of galleries and exhibits, including the Berlin Wall Gallery, which features eight 12-foot-high sections of the actual wall and a three-story East German guard tower. There are also theaters, retail spaces and visitor services where you can explore electronic news, unique artifacts, photojournalism, news history and world news. And, since there's so much to see, your ticket is good for two consecutive days. Take your time and see half the first day, then return the next day to catch what you missed.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
Tassels will be spinning as the sexy and seductive biweekly burlesque show Tease, If You Please transports you back to the golden age of striptease and Gypsy Rose Lee. Staged at the historic Globe Theater in downtown Los Angeles, Tease, If You Please spotlights some of the most creative dancers in the business, tapped specifically for their originality, stage presence and style. Miss Donna Hood, who performed alongside the one-and-only Dita Von Teese in Strip, Strip, Hooray!, produces this thoroughly modern yet vintage-style show, which stars a rotating cast of talented artists including Olivia Bellafontaine, Jessabelle Thunder and Tonya Kay, in an elegant cabaret-style atmosphere.
Based on the beloved 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film, the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Sister Act tells the hilarious tale of a wannabe disco diva whose life is turned upside down when she witnesses a crime and is put into hiding in a convent. As this free-spirited soul singer shakes things up under the watchful eye of Mother Superior, she rediscovers her own voice in the process. Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical brings powerful gospel vocals, outrageous dancing and a moving story to Saratoga Civic Center.
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
Breaking Sound is A Mighty Lamb Production's showcase of the hottest emerging artists and bands in premium locations around the city. So get your nose out of your book, let your hair down, and head to The Study in Hollywood. Located in the historic Schwabs building on Hollywood Boulevard, The Study offers specialty cocktails and vintage library-themed decor that makes listening to live music there truly a night for the books.
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (SLUGS, We The Dreamers, East of Angels)
Imagine you live in the small local community of Beachtown. As a Beachtonian, you can stand up and voice your opinion to vote proudly -- alongside your neighbors -- what will go inside your town's time capsule to represent the values of the beautiful place you call home. When San Diego REP brings this theatrical town hall meeting to the Lyceum Space stage, you'll witness plenty of delicious debate and even live music as Beachtonians break down barriers and discover shared dreams for the future of their town.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pm (Preview)Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Preview)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 / 7:00pm
The competition's smokin' at Santa Anita Park, with world-class thoroughbred racing at a true Los Angeles landmark, as well as the BBQ masters of SoCal at the 7th annual Winner's Circle BBQ Championship! Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society, the smoky showdown features delicious BBQ and the crowning of a new people's BBQ champion. The Winner's Circle BBQ package includes admission to the event and the grandstand, an event racing program and wagering tip sheet, plus 15 BBQ scrip tickets (tastings cost 2-3 scrips) redeemable for tender, mouthwatering BBQ fare. With a gorgeous view of the San Gabriel Mountains from the infield, make some great memories at the "Great Race Place."
Pentecostal passion meets Sophoclean savagery in this timely retelling of the Greek tragedy of Oedipus, set to a stirring gospel score. Blind, destitute and racked with guilt, the ill-fated Oedipus encounters more obstacles as he seeks redemption and a final resting place at the sanctuary city of Colonus. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and filmed for TV with Morgan Freeman, The Gospel at Colonus returns to the stage in an intimate production by Avant Bard at Arlington's Gunston Arts Center.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
Identical twin sisters Mihaela and Gabriela Modorcea turn the age-old vampire cliché upside down, revealing who and what vampires truly are. Based on their bestselling novel, Wicked Clone tells the tale of a vampire bitten by a human being. Born without a heartbeat, memories or inspiration, Mihaela flees from Transylvania to New York and pulls her fangs out in order to love and become a human. Her twin sister Gabriela follows her through space and time to bring her back to her vampiric roots. Combining fairy tale elements of traditional Transylvanian folklore with themes related to Goethe's Faust, Ibsen's Peer Gynt and Dante's Divine Comedy, Wicked Clone is a cinema musical, a new genre that transports you into an immersive blend of musical theater and film. It's an epic story of rebirth spanning centuries and continents. When this cinema musical comes to Davenport Theatre, you'll witness the twins performing 21 of their original pop-gypsy compositions and hot-blooded choreography, all while wearing Transylvanian-inspired garments.
An evening of classic close-up magic, The Magic Parlour features award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins performing in an intimate suite at the historic Palmer House Hilton. From awe-inspiring magic and mind-reading to sophisticated tomfoolery and more, The Magic Parlour combines baffling illusions and lively laughs, astonishing tricks and sophisticated fun to create one of the Windy City's most unique entertainment experiences. The Magic Parlour is a production of the award-winning House Theatre of Chicago, of which Watkins is a company member.
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:30pm
Cruise New York City's famous harbor aboard the 1920s-style yacht Manhattan while listening to live jazz. Sit back and enjoy a beer, wine or champagne -- included as part of your ticket -- while you take in the gorgeous view of the New York skyline and her quintessential lower-Manhattan harbor sites on this two-hour cruise. The onboard band sets a festive, jazzy mood with selections from the Great American Songbook by NYC jazz legends such as Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker, to name just a few. Whether you need a unique way to unwind or want to impress a date, this is just the ticket.
It's 1429, and England has once again invaded France, claiming the throne for King Henry VI. In this epic story, George Bernard Shaw paints Joan of Arc not as a saint, witch or madwoman, but as a farm girl, an illiterate intellectual and a true genius whose focus on the individual rocked the Church and State to their core. The New York Times called Bedlam's Saint Joan, "Irresistible! Ferocious!" Four actors perform all 24 roles in this acclaimed New York City theater's production of George Bernard Shaw's masterpiece. With On-Stage Seats, you'll get an up-close and personal view of the action -- and move around for each of the three acts -- at Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre.
A brand-new musical with a mythological twist, String is a fun and fresh fable about fate, love and the wonders of chocolate. On a mountaintop high over ancient Greece, three sisters - goddesses known as the Greek Fates - spin, measure and snip the String of Life. After falling out of favor with Zeus, they find themselves banished to a modern skyscraper in the mortal world. But when the eldest sister falls in love, the very fabric of the universe begins to unravel. With a book and score by the award-winning Sarah Hammond and Adam Gwon, String at Village Theatre's Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah takes a charming look at the imperfections that make us human.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 / 7:30pm
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, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 11:30pmSaturday, Apr. 14, 2018 / 11:30pmSaturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 11:30pmSaturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 11:30pmSaturday, May. 5, 2018 / 11:30pmSaturday, May. 12, 2018 / 11:30pm
Set in a local hair salon and with lines as up-to-date as the morning's news, Shear Madness is a hilarious whodunit with you as a central character. When the salon's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues. Audience members are called upon to match wits with the suspects and try to catch the killer at this wildly popular comedy where "shrieks of laughter night after night" can be heard at the Kennedy Center, according to the Washington Post.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:00pm
The worldwide phenomenon known as Blue Man Group is a wildly outrageous and engaging theatrical experience combining music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to create a totally unique form of entertainment. Plus, there's a lot of fun audience interaction, as well as a pulsating finale with an original score. Audiences across the globe have experienced and loved this imaginative stage show for all ages and its exuberant nonverbal combination of comedy, art and science, not to mention the fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music. The Astor Place Theatre production continues to reinvent itself, too, combining classic moments with exciting and fascinating new pieces that you have to see to believe.
Father Timothy Farley is a lover of the good things in life, comfortably ensconced as priest of a prosperous Catholic congregation. He's always preached about miracles -- now he has to perform one. Without realizing it, he's resorted to flattering his parishioners and entertaining them with sermons that skirt any disturbing issues, in order to protect his Mercedes, his trips abroad and the generous supply of fine wines that grace his table (and his desk drawer). His well-ordered world is disrupted by the arrival of Mark Dolson, an intense and idealistic young seminarian whom Father Farley reluctantly agrees to take under his wing. Watch all the fascinating and funny sparks of their conflict unfold when Mass Appeal comes to the stage of Glenview's Oil Lamp Theater.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 3:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 3:00pm
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.
Located in Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, Can Can Culinary Cabaret is an underground vaudeville attraction reminiscent of the Paris cabarets of the early 20th century. Everything at Can Can Culinary Cabaret changes with the seasons, from the music and choreography to the decor and the selection of seasonal small plates for purchase. In their latest brunch show, Magnificent Matinee, Can Can Culinary Cabaret combines scintillating tales from Seattle's rough-and-tumble history with high kicks, comedy, music and acrobatics. The menu of hand-crafted delights features fresh ingredients the Market's own fishmongers, cheesemakers, butchers, dairy shops and local farmers.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 12:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 12:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 12:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:30pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 12:30pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:30pm
A year ago, Orson Bean's autobiographical comedy Safe at Home won the L.A. Drama Critics' "Best Solo Show of the Year" award. Now, the longtime actor (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Desperate Housewives) and wonderful wit follows up that triumph with this companion piece, starring he and his wife, Alley Mills (The Wonder Years). These veterans of film, stage and television share the story of how they came together as two very different people -- and have stayed together for more than 25 years. With humor, pathos and an occasional song, Alright Then entertains and charms as it shares the magical love story of these two incredible artists at the Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice.
The Happiest Song Plays Last is the powerful sequel to Quiara Alegría Hudes' Water by the Spoonful, which earned Hudes a Pulitzer. She also co-wrote the Tony-winning musical In the Heights with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Her play is a tale of two young adults who cross the globe in search of connection, redemption, and their place in the world. Iraq War vet Elliot Ortiz has a bright new career working in Hollywood action films. While shooting on location in Jordan, with the tumultuous Arab Spring rumbling nearby, he finds that his wartime dreams and nightmares have followed him into his new life. At the same time, halfway around the world in a cozy North Philadelphia kitchen, his cousin Yaz takes on a heroic new role of her own: as the heart and soul of her crumbling community. Experience The Happiest Song Plays Last at 12th Ave Arts in Seattle.
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.
Best known for his hysterical characters -- especially the shrill-voiced Kiki, whose YouTube videos have millions of views -- comedian Benji Brown brings his fast and frenzied comedy act to the stage of the Punchline Comedy Lounge in Southfield. Brown has worked with a virtual "who's who" of comedy headliners, including Chris Rock, Steve Harvey and Mo'Nique, and he has two comedy specials under his belt, Benji Brown -- The Breakthrough and Benji Brown: In Touch With Reality. A regular on the Ricky Smiley Morning Show and a veteran of showcases like BET's Comic View and Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza, Brown's reputation for outlandish, nutty comedy continues to grow.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 10:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm
Dew Drop just landed her dream assignment: training to become the next Tooth Fairy! But after coming on board, she learns that there's more to the job than simply being sparkly. It's going to take guts, skill and a whole lot of training to succeed. Working closely with her mentor -- and a flashy flock of firefly assistants -- Dew Drop must learn the rules of Command Central, master "Tooth-o-Finder" technology and bench press mountains of quarters before she can fly on her own. Watch her tackle a new challenge and learn what it takes to succeed in the fast-paced tooth collection industry with this world premiere musical based on the 2007 book by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt and David Slonim. This new fantasy flies into Chicago's Lifeline Theatre.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:00am (Open Captioning)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 1:00pm (Open Captioning)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 11:00am (Audio Description & Touch Tour)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Apr. 8, 2018 / 1:00pm
Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off its 60th anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring flashbacks to some of its funniest and most relevant material from recent (and not so recent) stage shows. From sock hops to death drops, Age Against the Machine will bring the Minneapolis comedy theater troupe's funniest moments to the stage one more time. Watch BNW cast members Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Ryan Nelson, Tom Reed and Melanie Wehrmacher remind you just why theirs is one of the longest running satirical theaters in the world.
Written by the award-winning co-author of Ruth and the Green Book, The Green Book is an homage to the historical travel book and centers on the Davis', an African-American family who open their home to black travelers in the south during Jim Crow/segregation and activism. The play is also an investigation of the impact of civil rights on contemporary American issues. Inspired by Victor Hugo Green's historical The Negro Motorist Green Book, the setting takes place during a weekend when the Davis family is celebrating the arrival of Dr. W.E.B. DuBois for a lecture. The appearance of a white visitor, who turns out to be a Jewish Holocaust survivor, sets off a chain of events that shows that racism and anti-Semitism cannot be ignored. See the stirring play at Pegasus Theatre at Chicago Dramatists.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 3:00pm
In 2017, Kalani Pe'a's debut album E Walea took home the Grammy for "Best Regional Roots Music Album". He was also awarded the 2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Award (Hawai'i's "Grammy") for Best Hawaiian Contemporary Album. The album's title means "come together like birds, be elated, exuberant and enjoy." You can do just that when this chart-topping Hawaiian roots music star headlines an intimate concert at Portland's Alberta Rose Theatre.
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.
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.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Legion Of Skanks Presents: Luis J. Gomez And Dave Smith)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Jim Colliton)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm (Jim Colliton)Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pm (Big Irish Jay)Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 8:00pm (Big Irish Jay)Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 / 8:00pm (Chris Tabb)Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018 / 8:00pm (Corey Rodrigues)Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Women In Comedy Festival)
Joe's Bar is known for its country-music bona fides, with concerts by Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and others, but this warehouse-style venue has also hosted the likes of Salt N Pepa, Run DMC, Rick Springfield, Good Charlotte, Joan Jett and Eddie Money. How's that for range? In addition to national touring artists, you can find local Chicago favorites playing everything from rock to hip-hop to acoustic country, not to mention tribute acts and party bands like the famed Yacht Rock Review. Cap it all off with a full bar and excellent sound system, and you've got one heck of a music venue.
Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 10:00pm (The Ron Burgundy's)Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 / 10:00pm (Chief: Eric Church Tribute)Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018 / 10:30pm (Clayton Anderson)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 10:30pm (Sixteen Candles)
Snow White is a timeless fairy tale with countless retellings -- but this ballet version, performed by the students of the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, is a dazzling take on a beloved classic. The enchanting story of Snow White has inspired generations of dreamers and romantics with its triumphant story of true love's kiss overcoming a jealous and envious queen. Now the classic fairy tale finds a loving home at McCaw Hall, where its happy ending will delight all throughout the land.
Will the winds blow? The rains come? The cat die? Legendary local playwright Justin Tanner's laugh-out-loud comedy and his brilliant underbelly of sadness for humankind join forces in El Niño. Look for all you've come to love about a Tanner piece, including his regular cast. Directed by his longtime collaborator Lisa James and guest produced by French Stewart, El Niño takes the stage of the MET Theatre in Los Angeles.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 8:30pm
Bring a special someone and experience a beautiful New York City sunset against the illuminated city skyline during a lovely and intimate cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers. Relax and enjoy an included glass of champagne, beer, wine, soda or water as you take in the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the open deck or glassed-in observatory of this retro 1920s-style yacht. Sights you'll see include the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the South Street Seaport, Battery Park and the Financial District -- if you can take your eyes off the setting sun.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 5:45pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 5:45pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 6:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 6:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 6:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 6:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 5:45pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 5:45pm
Are you sick and tired of being the best dressed person at every party you go to? If so, the Fashion Networking Party is right up your alley. You'll meet plenty of fellow fashionistas at this swanky get-together at the Troy Liquor Bar in Manhattan, where fashion professionals, models and F.I.T. students can enjoy some drinks, snacks and games while tearing it up on the dance floor to the stylings of a live DJ. Just be sure to dress to impress -- not that you ever don't.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 9:00pm
Winner of three Tony Awards, Lend Me a Tenor was written by one of America's finest comedy writers. It's a three-ring circus of chaos involving celebrity worship, backstage shenanigans and mistaken identities in an opera company. See Westminster Theatre transformed into a 1934 hotel suite as the actors dive into this modern comedy classic. Lend Me a Tenor was a smash hit on Broadway and London's West End. With subsequent productions in 25 countries, this door-slamming farce now comes to San Diego.
With their perfectly tailored suits and sleek hairstyles, The Company Men uniquely interweave today's Top 40 hits with reimagined classics of the last six decades -- all performed while executing razor-sharp choreography. This quartet of singers delivers a singular blend of vocal talent and showmanship with a set list that includes songs from The Four Tops and The Temptations to Michael Jackson, Sam Smith, Michael Bublè, Maroon 5, Adele, Bruno Mars, Prince and many more. Individually, the guys have performed in the Broadway and national touring companies of Hairspray, The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot and more; collectively, they've created a signature sound with the widest demographic appeal of any act touring today. See them at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta.
This international hit has been celebrating the more amusing aspects of "the change of life" for more than 16 years, and ironically, shows no sign of aging, as it comes to the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati. As four ladies with little in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale, they poke fun at their varying levels of sexual desire, not to mention hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, night sweats and chocolate binges. With classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s moving the action along, these diverse women create a sisterhood as they realize that menopause is a shared experience that shouldn't be suffered in silence.
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
This long-running New York City hit combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry. The Yang family's amazing transformation of ordinary soap bubbles has earned them international fame and 16 Guinness World Records. The Gazillion Bubble Show has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fox & Friends, The View, the Today show and more. Young or old, this is an event the whole family will enjoy.