The Shins are a multiple Grammy nominated American band formed by James Mercer in Albuquerque in 1996. After a few years of self-financed singles, demos and van tours, the band was signed by Sub Pop Records who subsequently released its first three full length records. They helped redefine what indie rock could be, trading in low-fi grit for quirky pop melodies on earworms like "New Slang," "Know Your Onion!" and "Caring is Creepy." Four albums, millions of sales and a couple Grammy nominations later, The Shins and frontman James Mercer are still pushing the boundaries of indie rock. Their new album, Heartworms, brings their trademark insanely catchy melodies and wraps them up in ambitious, layered soundscapes. Don't miss it when The Shins hit the stage for this concert under the stars at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
Fall is on its way and it's a perfect time to head out onto the waters for some cooler weather to enjoy a scenic cruise while chowing down on fresh seafood with North River Lobster Company. The largest floating lobster shack in New York City offers a variety of experiences, whether you want to grab a quick lobster lunch, relax with some happy hour drinks or enjoy a scenic sunset dinner. Your ticket gets you access to any of the three floors, including the rooftop deck, all of which offer a casual atmosphere and great views of Midtown. Soak it all in while perusing a menu that features a variety of fresh seafood, mason jar cocktails, buckets of beer, rosé, plus a raw bar (food and drink are available at an additional cost).
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.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 10:00pm (Peter White)Monday September 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Slackers In Paradise)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:00pm (Jim Kweskin & Meredith Axelrod)
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.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, and John Jorgenson)Friday September 22, 2017 / 11:30pm (Wasabassco Burlesque)Sunday September 24, 2017 / Noon (A Beautiful Jazz Brunch)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (Red Molly)Monday September 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Avery*Sunshine)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pm (Words & Music by Dan Wilson)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Madeleine Peyroux and Dayna Kurtz)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Madeleine Peyroux and Dayna Kurtz)
It's that time of year again: OC Weekly's Eat+Drink issue is here, and you're invited to Orange County's favorite foodie party featuring more than 40 local restaurants and liquor brands, including local celebrity chefs, upscale eateries, mom-and-pop favorites and food trendsetters. It's as if the featured food jumped off the page and onto your plate! The sensory delights don't just stop with the food (and the excellent people-watching). There's jazzy tunes by the Tony Guererro Quintet. Treat yourself to Decadence at the Hotel Irvine, with a part of the proceeds from ticket sales benefiting The American Cancer Society.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pm-10:00pm (VIP Admission at 6:00pm)
This Hollywood supper club hosts great live jazz and cabaret in a setting with Old World charm. Catalina has lived up to its slogan "Nothing But the Best in Jazz" by presenting a veritable who's who of music legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Carmen McRae, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman and vocalists like Melissa Manchester, Brenda Russell, Jane Monheit, Barbara Morrison and many more.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:30pm (Oleta Adams)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 10:30pm (Oleta Adams)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:30pm (Oleta Adams)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:30pm (Jacqui Naylor Quartet)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 10:30pm (The Average White Band)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 7:30pm (The Average White Band)Monday October 2, 2017 / 8:30pm (Buddy RICH Big Band!)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 8:30pm (Marcy & Zina)
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.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Age 21 or Older)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 9:00pm (Age 21 or Older)
With its dazzling costumes and choreography, passion-filled story, famous score (you've definitely heard "The Toreador Song") and Grammy-winner Ana María Martínez starring in the title role, the LA Opera's production of Bizet's Carmen is sure to be a stunner. An alluring Spanish gypsy girl with a hot temper, Carmen seduces the innocent Don José, who gives up everything for her, leaving his former love, rebelling against his superiors and joining a gang of smugglers. But Carmen's not exactly the type to settle down. So when she tires of him and moves on to the bullfighter Escamillo, Don José is driven by betrayal and jealousy to exact violent revenge. One of the most sought-after sopranos in the world, Martinez has appeared with respected companies like The Met, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera and Royal Opera House, and is making her much-anticipated return to the LA Opera, after her acclaimed portrayal of Cio Cio San in 2016's Madama Butterfly.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pm
Cameron Mackintosh's exciting new tour of The Phantom of the Opera brings the dramatic doomed love triangle to the Boston Opera House. Described by critics as "bigger and better than ever before," the latest edition of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical masterpiece offers bold new staging with original costumes, fresh choreography and exciting special effects (including the legendary chandelier) -- plus a soaring score filled with memorable songs like "Masquerade," "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You." Mackintosh is known for producing sensational musical hits like Miss Saigon, Cats, Mary Poppins and Les Misérables (both the live show and the 2012 Oscar-nominated film), but Phantom might just be his best work ever. It's certainly the biggest -- with a cast and orchestra of 52, this Phantom is one of the largest musical productions currently on tour.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 6:30pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm
Following on the heels of its acclaimed sister venues in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Nashville, City Winery Atlanta offers the best in intimate live music and comedy performances, along with fine dining, wine tastings and classes. Bringing the winery experience to the hot and happening Ponce City Market, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space that appeals to culture lovers and foodies alike, with performances from music legends like Don McLean, John Doe of X, Aaron Neville, Matthew Sweet, J.D. Souther and many more.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Mountain Heart)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (The Church)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 8:00pm (Yesterday & Today - The Interactive Beatles Experience)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:00pm (Paul Kelly)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Wye Oak)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 8:00pm (Comedy and Cocktails In The Den w/ Host Damon Sumner)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 8:00pm (Tommy Fleming)Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 8:00pm (Elephant Revival)
Listening to the punchy, profane dialogue of David Mamet can already feel like stepping into another world, but Seattle Immersive Theatre is making that feeling a reality, transforming an empty storefront in Ballard into the setting of Mamet's sharp take on greed and white male fragility, American Buffalo. Step into an overstocked emporium of wares and antiques, and be transported into the play's junk-shop realm, where owner Don and a couple buddies stage a misbegotten plot to steal back a valuable rare coin he accidentally sold away for too little. The banter-fueled heist drama that ensues pulls no punches with its terse and often vulgar language, made all the grittier by a space that puts you right in the heart of the action.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pmWednesday November 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 2:00pmWednesday November 8, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday November 12, 2017 / 2:00pm
Picture yourself at this opera performance on the beach with a first date, who probably expected a basic dinner-and-movie type situation. The sun is setting on the waters of the iconic Santa Monica Pier, wine samples are a-plenty if you spring for Wine Terrace tickets, and the LA Opera's sensual Carmen is screening live from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. You might as well secure a second date now for this one, you smooth operator. Carmen is a world-class LA Opera production starring Grammy Award-winner Ana María Martínez, so come check it out oceanside for this rare, romantic opportunity -- and be sure to pack a blanket for romantic snuggling.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
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.
Sunday October 1, 2017 / 5:30pm (Pink Alive Breast Cancer Concert w/ Maimouna Youssef, The Amours & Victoria Skie)Wednesday October 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (B.J. Jansen & Common Ground Feat: Delfeayo Marsalis and Duane Eubanks)
Romantic neo-soul crooner Maxwell slides into the Concord Pavilion for a sizzling outdoor show under the stars. Find out why The New York Times called Maxwell "one of R&B's most elegant accessories to seduction" as the charismatic crooner performs tracks like "Lake By the Ocean," his Grammy-winning hit "Pretty Wings," and other unforgettable tracks such as "Fortunate," "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)" and "Sumthin' Sumthin'." But first, you'll swoon to the throwback grooves of R&B singer and producer extraordinaire Raphael Saadiq, whose sultry burners such as "Good Man" and "Love That Girl" will transport you back to the '60s. He'll also perform a string of hits that span his prolific 20-year career. Sensational R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan ("Need U Bad") kicks things off.
Among the greatest Brazilian guitarists of all time (high praise in a country steeped in a guitar-centric musical tradition), Yamandu Costa is as technically proficient as he is deeply soulful, attacking the nylon strings of his signature seven-string guitar "with a demonic playfulness ... as though he and his instrument were both being played by some virtuosic sprite, and he were merely an amazed observer" (Guitar Player Magazine). Combining traditional guitar styles like bossa nova, milonga, tango and samba into something totally new and totally exhilarating, Costa is truly a musical force of nature who must be seen and heard live to be believed. Experience this Brazilian phenom when Costa and his guitar take center stage at Herbst Theatre in the San Francisco War Memorial Building.
Amazement awaits you and your guests inside Black Rabbit Rose, a swanky multi-space venue boasting a theater for magic and variety acts, plus a bar featuring craft cocktails and Thai-Chinese small plates. This retro-style cabaret show sets out to impress with an array of burlesque and specialty performers, while the world's finest close-up illusionists dazzle you with their magical talent. VIP admission grants you a cocktail to start the evening at this intimate Hollywood nightspot.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 12, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 19, 2017 / 8:30pm
From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to True Blood, Twilight and The Vampire Diaries, vampire folklore holds an important place in contemporary pop culture. Dracula was adapted from the novel by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston for Broadway production in the late 1920s. For the City of Buena Park Community Services Department/Fine Arts Division's Autumn Nights event, director Alan Palmer will re-create the lush, mysterious, gothic feel of the source material with a steampunk twist! See the classic story of the undead Count Dracula, his unsuspecting solicitor Jonathan Harker, the objects of his obsession Mina and Lucy, along with his nemesis Dr. Van Helsing. A thrilling evening awaits for those who dare! This evening of outdoor theater takes place in The Plaza at Ehlers Event Center. Beer, wine, soft drinks and light refreshments will be available for purchase.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm
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.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pmMonday September 25, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:30pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 9:30pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pm
Danceability has always been an engine of pop music, but which decade -- the '80s or the '90s -- had the songs that can still make modern feet move? That very question will be answered in one night at The Fillmore as Biz Markie and top cover bands curate a stream of hits from both glorious eras. Markie, a beatboxer and rapper known for his 1989 Top 10 song "Just a Friend," plays host and DJ while '80s and '90s cover bands Here's to the Night and The New Romance perform expert renditions of your favorite dance-worthy songs.
Be there when this inspiring musical sees its world premiere with this TheatreWorks production, as The Prince of Egypt begins its international journey towards a debut in Denmark next year. This soaring celebration of the human spirit features a dazzling and diverse cast in one of the greatest stories ever told -- the saga of Moses and his Pharaoh brother, Ramses. Inspired by the 1998 animated film and featuring a score that includes the Oscar-winning "When You Believe" by the composer of Wicked, this transcendent journey of faith and family can be enjoyed on the Main Stage of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday October 10, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday October 11, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday October 17, 2017 / 7:30pm
Laemmle NoHo 7 and Eat|See|Hear have come up with the perfect film series for all you cinephiles, pop culture-lovers and nostalgia buffs: Throwback Thursdays. Come out to the North Hollywood cinema haven and rediscover popular classics and buried gems that are rarely, if ever, shown on the big screen. You might even get treated to a special guest appearance by a celebrity connected to the film. There's something for every taste at Throwback Thursdays -- from When Harry Met Sally to Blade Runner and beyond.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pm (Kindergarten Cop (part of "Schwarztember" series))Thursday October 5, 2017 / 7:30pm (Timecrimes - part of "Scary Subtitles" series)Thursday October 12, 2017 / 7:30pm (The Host - part of "Scary Subtitles" series)Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:30pm (Trollhunter - part of "Scary Subtitles" series)Thursday October 26, 2017 / 7:30pm (Let the Right One In - part of "Scary Subtitles" series)
Celebrate summer with stunning city views from the rooftop club of the ultra-hip W Hotel on ever-hopping and happening Hollywood Boulevard. Vibe takes over The Loft and Wet Deck -- the W's famous outdoor pool and bar -- for this Saturday night event, which kicks off with a cocktail party followed by three hours of dancing to live DJ sets. Get decked out in your fiercest cocktail attire, assemble your squad and make sure you arrive by 11:00 p.m. Once you're there, you can salute the season of easy living by drinking, dancing and chilling, while enjoying gorgeous views of the Hollywood Hills, downtown L.A. and beyond.
When seven strangers -- a female CEO, a businessman, an office temp, a hot woman, a musician, a maintenance man and a goth girl -- get stuck in an elevator, it's only a matter of time before they all reveal their true selves to the others. Surrounded by four very close walls and each other, judgments and stereotypes begin to dissolve as they drop their guards and reveal who they really are. Blending musical sequences and cinematic style, Elevator will take you on a comedic and emotional ride into the human psyche at The Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 3:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 3:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is both a delightful love story and a biting social satire that remains popular 200 years after its publication, for both its wit and its emotional resonance. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett have limited means and several daughters to marry off, so when two eligible young men arrive in the area, it seems like a dream come true. But when the strong-willed and intelligent Elizabeth Bennett meets the aloof but honest Mr. Darcy, a chain of events is set in motion that turns the Bennett household topsy-turvy. See this classic romance, in a new adaptation from Kate Hamill, when it comes to Seattle Rep's Bagley Wright Theatre.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pm (Preview)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pm (Preview)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 7:30pm (Preview)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 7:30pm (Preview)Friday October 6, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 7:30pmTuesday October 10, 2017 / 7:30pm
Sweetwater Music Hall holds a special place in California music history. For over 40 years, this Bay Area treasure's played host to artists like Carlos Santana, Elvis Costello, Sammy Hagar, Bonnie Raitt and members of the Grateful Dead. In fact, it was the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir who helped reopen the club in 2012 with an all-new, state-of-the-art sound system and a revived sense of purpose to support local musicians. Today, Sweetwater Music Hall is a thriving 300-person venue that hosts everyone from rising local talent to the biggest national roots, folk and rock stars, with concerts virtually every night of the week (and an organic restaurant that's perfect for date night).
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (Willie Watson)Monday September 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Y La Bamba)
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 September 24, 2017 / 9:00pm (Lloyd Gregory)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 9:30pm (Twice As Good)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 9:30pm (Terrie Odabi)Friday September 29, 2017 / 10:00pm (Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 9:30pm (Chris Cain Band)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 9:00pm (Paula Harris & The Nate Ginsberg Trio)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain Special Guest Daniel Castro)
A long-time Valley favorite for jazz, blues and more, Upstairs at Vitello's is located above the famed Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City. A hotspot for the best singer-songwriters, Broadway and cabaret acts, the lounge is a collaboration between Vitello's and famed drummer, vocalist, producer and composer Sheila E. You'll catch up-and-coming musicians and singers, well-established artists and legendary local, national and international talent as well. A full bar and a contemporary Italian menu complete the intimate venue's fun, relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a night out.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Don Most)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Ted Howe Presents: Deb Bowman Sings the Music Of James Bond)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (17 Years of Cabarabia Spotlight )Monday September 25, 2017 / 7:30pm (Mostly Musicals )Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 8:00pm (Wendy Liebman and Friends)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:00pm (Douye)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Ann Kelly)
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Paula Vogel's How I Learned To Drive explores the complex relationship between a young woman and her uncle as a series of driving lessons progresses from innocence to something much more dark and troubling. Told with surprising wit, this acclaimed play is an often-funny, surprising and ultimately devastating tale of survival. Through wildly absurd, unexpected and disturbing turns of events, Li'l Bit comes to terms with her past and her relationships as these events shape her womanhood and her understanding of the world. The Custom Made Theatre Co. brings this 20th-century masterpiece to Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 8:00pm
From the popular truTV series The Carbonaro Effect, magician-actor Michael Carbonaro brings his signature blend of side-splitting audience interaction, bizarre antics and mind-blowing illusions to San Jose's City National Civic. After rising to fame on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno during segments that found him using everyday objects to trick unsuspecting customers at a convenience store, Carbonaro was handed the keys to his own show in 2014. But there's nothing like seeing him live, where his charming, fresh-faced personality and smooth sleight-of-hand will beguile and confound you in equal doses.
Experience an evening that's the best mix of historic and modern. At The Triple Door in Seattle you'll step into what was originally a 1920s vaudeville house, but has become a modern entertainment hub with plush booths, clear sight lines from every seat and the best sound system around. You can enjoy exotic cocktails and cuisine from the Wild Ginger restaurant upstairs during your show or in the Musicquarium Lounge before or after your event. The lounge features a stunning 1,900 gallon freshwater aquarium and live music most nights, making it the perfect pairing for a show. On the Main Stage you'll hear musicians from around the world and from nearly every genre, as well as a variety of other entertainment.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 7:30pm (Zarni, Steven Dale Jones & Steve Leslie)
The crown jewel of Romance-period Russian ballets, Giselle spins the tragic story of a beautiful young peasant girl who falls for the flirtations of the deceitful nobleman Albrecht. When it's revealed that he is betrothed to another, the fragile Giselle dies of heartbreak. Once in the netherworld, however, she finds herself enlisted into a ghostly army of maidens who haunt the forests, dancing to death any male mortal who crosses their path. When her beloved wanders into their grasp to face the otherworldly consequences of his careless seduction, Giselle carries out the ultimate act of love to free him from his fate. Chicago's famed Joffrey Ballet brings this ethereal, haunting and tender masterpiece to the stage of Auditorium Theatre in a production that will leave you breathless.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pm
The newest and brightest stars from Broadway, off-Broadway and beyond come to shine on the coveted cabaret stage at New York's favorite supper club and theater-insider hot spot, co-owned by platinum-selling recording artist and impresario Michael Feinstein. With legendary names like Charles Busch, Ben Vereen, Laura Benanti, Patti LuPone and the very latest musical-theater talent from shows including American Psycho, Beautiful, Wicked, Next to Normal and more making appearances, Feinstein's/54 Below offers exciting entertainment that boasts everything from solo debuts, straight jazz shows, tribute artists and composer showcases to new musicals in concert, cast reunions from all-time favorites and salutes to pop-music genres -- including recent faves like Sonny & Cher, Prince, David Bowie, Kelly Clarkson and even The Muppets. Come see the city's best cabaret in the club that's been called "Broadway's living room" -- or maybe dining room, as you can enjoy a delicious three-course prix fixe meal, including a glass of wine, if you wish.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 9:30pm (Todd Almond and Michelle Shocked)Monday September 25, 2017 / 9:30pm (Julia Mattison IS Ruby Manger)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 9:30pm (Jamie Leonhart in Estuary: An Artist/Mother Story)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 9:30pm (Gloria Reuben: Great Ladies of Motown)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pm (Refinery29: Badass Women of Broadway)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 9:30pm (The Ed Sullivan Birthday Show)Friday September 29, 2017 / 9:30pm (Liz Byrne)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 9:30pm (Brittain Ashford)
Few music venues in the world are as iconic as the Blue Note Jazz Club in Greenwich Village. Everyone from Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan to Chick Corea and Diana Krall have graced its stage. Now, this legendary venue is coming west. Located downstairs at the Napa Valley Opera House, the Blue Note Napa brings you that same blend of jazz greats and hot young stars on the scene, while adding a little wine country flavor to the mix. With gourmet farm to table cuisine and, of course, terrific local wines, the Blue Note Napa puts a fresh spin on the jazz club experience while keeping the focus on what matters most: the music.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pm (Sammy Miller & The Congregation)Friday September 22, 2017 / 9:30pm (Sammy Miller & The Congregation)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pm (RIVVRS)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 9:30pm (RIVVRS)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:30pm (Michael Kaeshammer)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 9:30pm (Michael Kaeshammer)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pm (Times 4)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 9:30pm (Times 4)
A true NYC institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch. Set amidst the showy decadence of the 1920s, 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. 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.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 2:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pmMonday September 25, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm
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.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 6:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 6:30pm
New York City at twilight -- is there any more romantic setting for a cruise? You'll set sail from the south side of Battery Park aboard Manhattan By Sail's Clipper City, and soak up the stunning views as the sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty and casts its warm glow over the most famous skyline in the world. Order a drink from the full bar, roam the spacious main deck or raised quarterdeck, and enjoy the sights on this two-hour cruise aboard New York's only tall ship.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 6:30pmMonday September 25, 2017 / 6:30pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 6:30pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 6:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 6:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 6:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 6:30pm
The psychedelic sexuality of the Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to the big top at San Francisco's Great Star Theatre, hosted and performed by an equally tantalizing and kooky cirque troupe. For this show, the Vespertine Circus has remade Rocky Horror cirque-style, bringing you the cult classic on a tight-wire, with sweethearts Brad and Janet more flexible than ever. As with a traditional screening of the late-night fave, costumes and audience participation are encouraged, with the request to "keep it sexy and weird." But this is not a screening; it's a full-on circus.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 10:00pm
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.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday October 12, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 7:30pm
A hilarious and heartwarming portrait of love in a nontraditional family, La Cage aux Folles has been one of Broadway's biggest hits for more than 30 years, earning nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Revival. This boisterous and vibrant musical comedy invites you into the lives of Georges and his lover Albin, who moonlights as Zaza at the couple's popular St. Tropez drag nightclub. Problems arise when Georges' 25-year-old son comes home with his fiancée ... and her conservative parents. Watch as the flamboyant couple's family dynamic gets hilariously turned upside down. Written by Harvey Fierstein, the musical features beloved Jerry Herman tunes like "The Best of Times Is Now" and "I Am What I Am." Get in on the wig-flying fun as La Cage aux Folles celebrates love, romance and being true to who you really are at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 1:30pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 1:30pmTuesday October 10, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday October 11, 2017 / 1:30pmWednesday October 11, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday October 12, 2017 / 7:30pm
Fun Home -- winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical -- has been praised as "the best of what Broadway can do" (Associated Press) and "something of a miracle" (New York Magazine). Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home tells the story of Alison at three different ages, alongside her uniquely dysfunctional family -- her mother, brothers and brilliant, volatile father. Intimate, emotional and refreshingly honest, Fun Home captures the experience of seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Get your tickets to the show Newsday calls "a blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention" at Winspear Opera House in Dallas.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 1:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pm
NYC's funniest female comics and sassiest burlesque acts share the stage at the fun, frisky and totally appropriately titled Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off. Presented at Kraine Theater in the Bowery, this monthly show features a rotating roster of fierce comedians who've starred in movies, performed on late night TV and brought their A-game to top comedy clubs around the world (past performers include Late Night With Seth Meyers' Michelle Wolf and Jess Wood, the self-proclaimed "first white girl on HBO's Def Comedy Jam"). This is a fast-paced, sexy show that seamlessly mixes the funny and the flirty, with talented ladies rockin' the mic one minute and rockin' their bootylicious bods the next.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday December 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday January 7, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday February 4, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday March 4, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday April 1, 2018 / 8:00pm
Get swept away to a romantic night in Havana as the Mountain Winery hosts this Cuban-flavored edition of Thursdays on the Mountain. Live music from Los Boleros will set the Latin tone for the night, while you enjoy dinner, wine tasting and dancing under the stars in Silicon Valley. Food trucks will be on hand with tasty eats to purchase, or you can hit up the plaza food booths. You can also try your hand at some games and more during this fun night out.
Experience the twinkling Manhattan skyline during those magical moments just after nightfall, and enjoy an included beer, wine, champagne or soda, aboard a comfortable New York City harbor cruise. Sit back and soak up the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the climate-controlled enclosed observatory or the outer deck of this 1920s-style yacht that just happens to be named after the island it showcases. Perfect for a romantic night out, this one hour, 30-minute trip sails by such sights as Battery Park, the Financial District, the Statue of Liberty and more.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:15pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:45pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:45pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:45pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday October 9, 2017 / 6:15pmTuesday October 10, 2017 / 6:15pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 6:15pm
Whether you want to kick off a fabulous date night or wrap up an enjoyable afternoon, this two-hour sunset sail is just the ticket. Step aboard the gorgeous traditional vessel called the Privateer to take in the sights at the most bewitching time of day. You'll sail past Alcatraz, hug the coast at Sausalito and experience the full grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sip two servings of your choice of included beer, wine, soda or water as Privateer cruises along the spectacular San Francisco cityscape, while the sun sets and the lights of the city come to twinkling life.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Monday September 25, 2017 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Friday September 29, 2017 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)
Going against tradition isn't easy with 36 generations of ancestors to please, as Lauren Yee quickly learns in the hilarious cultural comedy King of the Yees. Growing up just outside of San Francisco's Chinatown, she's always felt like an outsider, especially compared to her father, Larry, the unofficial king of the Chinese community and its seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men's club. But after her father disappears, she must embrace her heritage for the first time in order to find him. Explore America's largest Chinatown through the eyes of a new generation in this bitingly funny, honest and heartfelt comedy at the Allen Theatre at ACT in Seattle.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 2:00pm
Far more than just a celebrated dance form, ballet has been nothing short of a national obsession in Russia for centuries. For this celebration of the Russian Masters at The Kennedy Center, the Washington Ballet will present four masterworks by Fokine, Ratmansky, Petipa and Balanchine that trace the roots of classical ballet, exploring how these choreographers have shaped and influenced our art form over the last 175 years (think of it as a crash course in Russian ballet). You'll see Fokine's Les Sylphides, a romantic reverie featuring music by Chopin that's widely considered to be the first ballet simply about mood and dance, and Ratmansky's Boléro, a meditation on modern society and its pressures set to Ravel. Then it's time for one of the most famous pas de deux of classical ballet repertoire (from Petipa's Le Corsaire) and a Biblical tale told through gorgeous movement: George Balanchine's mesmerizing Prodigal Son.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 8:00pm
Keep the party going all night long aboard the Harbor Lights yacht on a four-hour cruise New York harbor. Grab some friends, dress to impress and get ready to rock this three-level, climate-controlled vessel. You can soak up the glittering lights of Manhattan while enjoying the night breeze from the upper deck lounge, then head inside and hit the dance floor as DJ E.M. and others spin EDM, Top 40 and Latin hits. In addition to two cash bars, there's also a cash buffet to keep your late-night energy going strong.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 11:45pm (Oktoberfest Midnight Yacht Cruise)Saturday October 14, 2017 / 11:45pm (Scream & Shout Midnight Cruise)
A touching story (in more ways than one) of sex, class, race and female awakening unfolds in the comedy In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play). It's 1887, a time when electricity is still new, women are wearing bustles and corsets and doctors believe that women who are depressed, nervous or listless suffer from "hysteria." The cure for this unfortunate ailment according to Dr. Givings? You guessed it: a brilliant invention called the vibrator. Can the good doctor develop his invention under the watchful eye of his young wife? Ranging from tender to clever to comical, In the Next Room -- coming to Mountain View's Pear Theatre -- depicts how the vibrator transitioned from a medical tool to a consumer phenomenon; it's also a charming look at marriage, intimacy and the true meaning of love.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pm
Summer is upon us, which means it's time to hit the beach for some sun, some waves -- and a twilight screening of your favorite movies. From cult classics and animated favorites to more recent sci-fi flicks, BeachFront Cinema brings a wide selection of screenings to the gorgeous shoreline of Huntington State Beach. Projected on one California's largest inflatable screens, you'll get an up-close view of the film's stars from the comfort of the sand. You'll even have plenty of fun gearing up for the movie with food trucks, beach bars, live bands, contests and games.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 5:00pm (Top Gun)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 5:00pm (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
It's been nearly a decade, but ask anyone who watched the 2008 Beijing Olympics and they probably still recall its jaw-dropping Opening Ceremony. Now the man behind the spectacle, MacArthur "Genius" Award-winning Chinese-American choreographer Shen Wei, brings his stunning choreography to Chicago for the very first time. Prepare for "gorgeous visual imagery" (The London Times) and a "mesmerizing flow of invention" (The Boston Globe) as his modern dance company, Shen Wei Dance Arts, performs two works at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University: Folding, which conjures up a dreamlike world that draws "gasps of wonder and contemplation" from the audience (San Francisco Chronicle), and Rite of Spring like you've never seen it before, set on a grey and white geometric floor painting with dancers spiraling, spinning and corkscrewing effortlessly to the music.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pm
Dive into a story of forbidden love with Georges Bizet's colorful feast for the eyes and ears. Set in ancient times on a faraway island, The Pearl Fishers follows two fishermen whose loyalty is put to the test when they both fall in love with a beautiful priestess, igniting a fiery love triangle. Secrets and lives hang in the balance as jealousy competes with their fraternal bond in this enchanting early opera from Bizet (Carmen) that includes the famous duet "Au fond du temple saint." Complete with stunning special effects and starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the lead role, this beautifully staged LA Opera production of The Pearl Fishers at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is sung in French with English projected English translations.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday October 19, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:30pm
Thanks to hits like "Misty," "Chances Are," "The Twelfth of Never," "Wonderful! Wonderful!" and "It's Not for Me to Say," legendary crooner Johnny Mathis was one of the biggest musical stars of the 20th century. He's been singing romantic jazz and pop standards for 61 years now and has sold some 350 million albums over the course of his storied career. At this concert at the City National Civic in San Jose, Mathis will be celebrating his six decades in music with an evening of unforgettable songs you won't want to miss.
Put together outdoor screenings of popular movies, live music from up-and-coming local bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks and you've got the perfect night out in L.A. Street Food Cinema features a different lineup of eats and entertainment each week for a fantastic variety of fun under the stars at Street Food Cinema: Pacific Palisades. Grab some blankets, pillows, picnic items -- even your dog -- and come on out. Films are screened in high-def DLP projection, with cinema quality picture and sound.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm -- Jurassic Park (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. Written by Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, The Who & The What is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are. Watch faith, culture and family collide when this comedy hits Seattle's ArtsWest.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 3:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 3:00pm
Experience a gorgeous Boston sunset over the water with an amazing view of the city's waterfront landmarks aboard the schooner Adirondack III, the most elegant sailing yacht in town. This romantic two-hour sunset sail along Boston Harbor provides a smooth and gentle sailing experience, while the captain and crew pamper you with top-notch customer service. Forget the distractions of life on land, and settle in to the relaxing rhythms of the water while you enjoy iconic sights like Boston's World Trade Center, the Harpoon Brewery, the Federal Courthouse and get a close up view of the Inner Harbor Islands. Your knowledgeable captain and crew are happy to answer any questions you may have about the history of the harbor. Beer and wine are available for purchase, and soda and water are included in your ticket price, so sit back, have a drink and enjoy the ride.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 5:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 5:30pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 5:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 5:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 5:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 5:00pm
A Tony winner for The Little Dog Laughed, stage and screen favorite Julie White (Nurse Jackie, Transformers), Obie winner Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, Between Riverside and Crazy) and Erin Wilhelmi (Broadway's The Crucible) join Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell (The Humans) in the hit Broadway sequel to Ibsen's groundbreaking 19th-century drama A Doll's House at the Golden Theatre. Well ahead of its time for its depiction of Nora, a wife and mother whose search for self-worth leads her to leave her unhappy marriage, A Doll's House signaled a move toward realism and feminism in theater. Now in Part 2, we'll witness what happens many years later when Nora shows up on that same doorstep, courtesy of up-and-coming playwright Lucas Hnath (Obie-winning The Christians, Red Speedo). Called "explosively funny" by the Hollywood Reporter, the play earned eight 2017 Tony nominations, along with raves from The New York Times as "the best play of the year" and "great comedy."
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 3:00pm
The Lalas are one of Los Angeles' hottest burlesque troupes. Members of illustrious group have danced with Lady Gaga's tour, at the Sydney Olympics, in a Beyonce video, with Katy Perry, on hit shows like Glee, New Girl, Lifetime's Little Women LA and at The MTV Music Awards. Now experience the Lalas' signature brand of sultry entertainment as they tease and tantalize with a mix of comedy, dance and audience interaction. They'll return to North Hollywood's Federal Bar, beautifully housed in a 1920s bank building, to gyrate to the eternal grooves of Al Green, Tom Waits and Muddy Waters.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pm
Sip and unwind with an icy cocktail and embrace the summer fun at the historic Pike Place Market with Can Can Cabaret's brand spankin' new seasonal show Ice Cream. Can Can's stage transforms into a classic doo-wop decked out ice cream parlor, complete with pastels, glitter, and most importantly -- sugar! Inspired by summer cult classics like Grease, Hairspray and Beach Party, you'll enjoy this heated kickoff of upbeat dance numbers filled with glitz and glutes.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00PM (Doors Open at 5:00PM,Seating begins at 6:30PM)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00PM (Doors Open at 5:00PM,Seating begins at 6:30PM)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00PM (Doors Open at 5:00PM,Seating begins at 6:30PM)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 7:00PM (Doors Open at 5:00PM,Seating begins at 6:30PM)
Sharpen your wine-tasting skills and get familiar with more than 100 wines from 50-plus wineries at Phoenix's Uncorked Wine Festival. Along with an epic amount of great vino to sample, this festive event will also feature live music and lawn games to get a different kind of buzz going. And if you'd like something to nosh on while you sample all the delicious vintages, there'll also be perfectly paired dishes for purchase from a variety of gourmet food trucks. Get ready to sip your way to a memorable evening at this fun new wine fest at the modern Civic Space Park in Phoenix. Grab VIP admission for exclusive pours and an extra hour of tasting with shorter lines.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 1:00pm-4:00pm (VIP Entry at Noon)
Go "all-in" and experience the best touring and local comedy acts at one of the four ballrooms inside Valley Forge Casino. It's a great way to enjoy a night of live entertainment and share some laughs with up-and-coming stars of the comedy scene. King of Prussia's Valley Forge Casino has all the bells, whistles and live entertainment you'd expect from a top modern casino. After you try your hand at the card games and slots, end the outing with this "sure bet" night of live comedy.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Erin Jackson)Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pm (Soul Joel's Comedy Tour)Friday September 29, 2017 / 9:30pm (Soul Joel's Comedy Tour)Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pm (Emma Willman)Friday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pm (Anthony DeVito)Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pm (Teddy Smith)Friday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pm (Marc Demayo & Sergio Chicon)
Fun Home -- winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical of 2015 -- has been praised as "the best of what Broadway can do" by the Associated Press) and "something of a miracle" by New York Magazine. Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home tells the story of Alison at three different ages, alongside her uniquely dysfunctional family -- her mother, brothers and brilliant, volatile father. Intimate, emotional and refreshingly honest, Fun Home captures the experience of seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Get your tickets to the show Newsday calls "a blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention" at Portland Center Stage at The Armory.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:30pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pm
Make Sunday morning brunch extra special with a side of inspirational gospel music with your waffles and eggs. Hosted by Miss Sylvia St. James, from the original House of Blues Sunday Gospel Brunch, this show will lift your spirits as seasoned and soulful musicians, plus an inspirational gospel choir, perform live Motown-style music. You might also be inspired by the buffet brunch included with your ticket, which features shrimp cocktail, BBQ spare ribs, lasagna, Southern fried chicken, mac & cheese, hash brown, waffles and more.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 8, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 15, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday November 5, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday November 12, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)
Beyond the beaches, tacos and beer of San Diego exists a complementary art scene that is buzzing with fresh, contemporary works by the city's own community members. Art San Diego gives you an in-depth look at a massive variety of what's up and coming in the scene, from local pieces to internationally known sensations. At the beloved Del Mar Fairgrounds, over 500 leading artists will exhibit on behalf of the top galleries, studios and publishers. The weekend also features art labs and talks centered around collecting art, the acquisition process and conversations with the creators, some of whom will present and discuss their exciting pieces.
An enticing lineup of musicians, an intimate atmosphere and a premium selection of beer, wine and small plates add up to the perfect place to see some jazz in the heart of Silicon Valley. Café Pink House has all these elements in spades, not to mention two stages across which local and national jazz and blues artists play four nights a week. Enjoy some of the sweetest grooves in Saratoga, along with a selection of desserts for purchase at this inviting neighborhood club.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pm (Shanna Carlson)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pm (Kiyoe Wakabayashi)Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pm (Michael Carter's Vintage Noise)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pm (Sandra Marlowe Group)
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 September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)
You might say that Pavel Sporcl is very much like the carbon fiber-infused blue violin he commissioned from violin maker Jan B. Spidlen: He manages to be traditional and yet highly modern at the same time. The Czech violinist's talent, passion and unorthodox approach to classical music have made him the most sought-after musician by both purists and young trailblazers alike. He specializes in the music of Dvorak, Paganini and Bach, and recently added a CD of all of Bach's Suites and Partitas to his more than 20 already released discs. He's enjoying immense critical acclaim, and now you can experience his talent live in the intimate setting of Point Loma Assembly as he performs a program of Bach and Paganini.
Unlock the secrets of the universe and find out why Space Is the Place during the last Evenings at The Bakken event of the year! This after-hours, adults-only celebration of World Space Week features craft cocktails and cool treats and is perfect for those who are curious about the cosmos. Act like an awe-struck kid again with hands-on fun like tiny comet-making, painting your own Aurora Borealis, building a Super Sound Cone to listen to stellar sounds just like NASA's big satellites, and crafting a tiny constellation to take home and put up on your ceiling for some indoor stargazing. Then take a virtual tour of the galaxy with Minneapolis-based virtual reality company Visual VR, try space-age treats, get space suit fashion tips from the University of Minnesota's Wearable Technology Lab, grab a snack from one of the visiting food vendors and sip on a craft beer, wine or a signature cocktail as you explore the museum.
Master magician and mentalist Jay Alexander is the new headliner at the Marrakech Magic Theater with his Mind Tricks show, a triple entertainment experience of comedy, magic and mentalism. Alexander's shows have been praised by everyone from Robin Williams and U2's Bono to Monty Python's John Cleese and the Rolling Stones' Ron Wood. Your evening begins in the Oasis Lounge where you will see world class sleight-of-hand, and a wonderful assortment of drinks and Moroccan appetizers are available for purchase prior to the show. You will then be escorted into an intimate showroom for Jay Alexander's unforgettable performance of magic, psychology and human lie detection that will lift your spirits and have you gasping in amazement.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 6:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 9:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 6:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 6:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 9:00pm
A perfect end to your weekend, the Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise takes you on a relaxing sunset trip around the harbor set to live jazz. Come aboard the Northern Lights, a 1920s-style New England yacht, as the sun dips down over the beautiful Boston skyline and waterfront. You'll enjoy great views of landmarks like Fort Independence, Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution and the Marriot Custom House Tower, all while the Benjamin Young Trio keeps things swingin' with jazz favorites and original tunes. This 1.5-hour cruise will also have drinks and snacks available for purchase.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 6:15pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 5:30pm (Boarding Beings at 5:15pm)Sunday October 15, 2017 / 5:00pm (Boarding Beings at 4:45pm)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 5:00pm (Boarding Beings at 4:45pm)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 5:00pm (Boarding Beings at 4:45pm)Sunday November 5, 2017 / 5:00pm (Boarding Beings at 4:45pm)
Forget about those dry "special" brownies or funny-tasting gummy bears -- the Little Amsterdam Medicated Meal infuses delicious gourmet food with cannabis for a fine-dining experience that'll take you to a higher level. This Pan Asian-inspired four-course meal at Arqade in Los Angeles includes steamed edamame and water chestnuts pan-seared in ginger with a side of "special" miso, crab and lobster on sticky rice topped with soy butter and spicy szechuan sauce, a sake pairing, bulgogi and a fun dessert. Your ticket for the dinner also gets you into the after-party, where you can enjoy your post-meal buzz with great music, burlesque dancers and supernatural vibes.
Take a fantastical trip to '60s-era Rome via this bacchanalian stage extravaganza featuring an intoxicating Italo-inspired mix of music, dance, comedy, striptease and more. With designs from the classic costume epics and the mod Fellini days flowing freely together, the music and dance styles of Burlesco DiVino: Wine in Rome also run the gamut from classical to jazz and ballet to belly dance, with a healthy serving of go-go added to the heady mix as well. Burlesque superstars Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann star in the latest edition of the show, commissioned especially by the Triple Door.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 10:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 10:30pm
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.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:15pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 6:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 5:15pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 5:15pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 6:30pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 5:15pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 6:30pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 5:15pm
Oregon Ballet Theatre invites you to enter a world of love and secrets, passionate American jazz, and heart-stopping dance this fall. This steamy double bill is the result of another exciting collaboration among OBT Resident Choreographer Nicolo Fonte, Concert Pianist Thomas Lauderdale, and Portland's own "little orchestra," Pink Martini. The show begins with a world premiere set to George Gershwin's brilliant Rhapsody in Blue. Together, Fonte and Lauderdale reconstruct Gershwin's pulsating score to produce an arrangement that promises to enthrall. Next on the bill is the highly anticipated reprise of 2014 audience favorite Never Stop Falling (in Love). The 40-minute work, set to your favorite songs performed live on stage by China Forbes and Pink Martini, carves a theatrical arc of seduction, playful flirtation, mystery and heartache. Be part of the passion when this show dances onto the stage of Keller Auditorium.
Thursday October 12, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 7:30pm
Unwind and embrace the summer fun at the historic Pike Place Market with Can Can Cabaret's brand spankin' new Ice Cream. Can Can's stage transforms into a classic decked-out ice cream parlor, complete with pastels and glitter. Inspired by summer cult classics like Grease, Hairspray and Beach Party, this doo-wop spectacular features upbeat dance numbers filled with plenty of glitz and high kicks. This matinee show is tamer than the playfully bawdy fare you've come to expect from Ice Cream; now, audiences of all ages can join in the midday retro fun.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 12:30 PMSaturday September 23, 2017 / 2:30 PMSunday September 24, 2017 / 12:30 PMSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:30 PMSaturday September 30, 2017 / 12:30 PMSaturday September 30, 2017 / 2:30 PMSunday October 1, 2017 / 12:30 PMSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:30 PM
It's no secret that most of the time men and women operate on totally different wavelengths, especially when it comes to dating. Join in at this fun and informal night that brings the sexes together to solve the problem of how men and women interact! There will be an engaging host and moderator for this fun evening at Scholars Boston Bistro featuring cocktails and appetizers available for purchase, socializing, plus a sure-to-be-lively guided discussion/debate about the issues that mean the most to you!
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.
Monday October 2, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Denver Nuggets - Preseason)Tuesday October 10, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Utah Jazz - Preseason)
This sophisticated three-hour getaway cruise was featured on HGTV as one of the Top 10 Reasons to Live in Chicago and has something for everyone, whether you're looking for fine dining, entertainment or simply relaxing and watching the beautiful scenery. Departing from festive Navy Pier, the recently renovated luxury vessel known as the Odyssey sails along the lakefront, with its fabulous views of Chicago's mighty skyline, while you enjoy a delicious three-course meal prepared fresh on board, plus an included champagne cocktail on dinner cruises. Later, dance to music provided by a top DJ. Odyssey also offers a variety of fun brunch and holiday cruises as well, and the ship's update includes creative new cocktails, an expanded micro-brew selection, a lit dance floor, chic modern furniture and more.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 6:30pm (Prix Fixe Dinner Cruise)
Howl at the Moon brings together a live concert and a full bar so you can party the night away as musicians jam out 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 will keep your energy up at this non-stop party that rocks the Rockies and keeps downtown Denver dancing all night long.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:00pm-2:00amFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pm-2:00amSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pm-2:00am
Neil Simon's Rumors is a first-rate farce packed with broad physical comedy, the great playwright's trademark wit and plenty of high-octane, door-slamming energy. It all starts when three affluent couples arrive at an upper-crust Manhattan anniversary party to discover that their host -- who happens to be the Deputy Mayor of New York -- has accidentally shot himself through the earlobe, while his wife and their staff are missing. Desperate to save the mayor's reputation, the couples go to zany lengths to keep the police and press from finding out the truth. Don't miss this gem of a comedy at the Tacoma Little Theatre.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pm
Find out what goes bump in the night when Seattle burlesque stars the Heavenly Spies slink onstage this Halloween season to bring you Zombie Cheerleaders from Hell! It's a spooky-sexy evening of terrifying masks and pretty pasties, black cats and twerking booties, sweet transvestites and dancing cuties. The award-winning troupe will wow you with their death-defying high kicks, gravity-defying hair, macabre makeup and come-hither costumes. It all takes place at Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret, where you can eat, drink and be scary.
Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Thursday October 5, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Thursday October 5, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Friday October 6, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Sunday October 8, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Wednesday October 11, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Thursday October 12, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Thursday October 12, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)
Step aboard the Adirondack and let the cool breeze whisk your troubles away as you cruise past New York's famous skyline at night. This sail glides by some of the Big Apple's most beautifully lit attractions, including Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Chelsea Piers, Battery Park and more. A few rounds of champagne, wine, beer and soda are provided as part of the ticket price, and you're welcome to bring a picnic dinner on board. It's the perfect setting for a romantic date or a relaxing night out with friends.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:30pm
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 September 23, 2017 / NoonSunday September 24, 2017 / 11:30amSaturday September 30, 2017 / NoonSunday October 1, 2017 / NoonSaturday October 7, 2017 / NoonSunday October 8, 2017 / NoonSaturday October 14, 2017 / NoonSunday October 15, 2017 / Noon
Not only does this early evening cruise let you see some of Boston's most famous sights bathed in a beautiful glow, but it also provides prime views of the U.S.S. Constitution, which fires off its cannon every day to announce the setting of the sun. Relax aboard the classically styled motor yacht Northern Lights on the open-air top deck or the climate-controlled cabin below, enjoying a captain's commentary and light music, as well as a bar with adult beverages, soda, water and snacks available for purchase. This 90-minute sail floats by Fort Independence, passes under the iconic Tobin Bridge and gives you a glimpse of the Old North Church, where Paul Revere took his famous ride.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm )Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm )Thursday September 28, 2017 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm )Friday September 29, 2017 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm )Friday October 6, 2017 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm )Saturday October 7, 2017 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm )Friday October 13, 2017 / 5:00pm (Boarding Begins at 4:45pm )Saturday October 14, 2017 / 5:00pm (Boarding Begins at 4:45pm )
Strap in for a wild ride through other dimensions with San Francisco's mind-blowing 7D Experience at Pier 39. Step into the 20-seat theater, but don't spend too much time marveling at the movie screen -- sit down, buckle up and get ready to experience the thrills of a 3D movie, a rocking roller coaster and the excitement of a state-of-the-art laser blasting game ... all at once. With this Laser Maze Challenge and DarkRide Combo Ticket, you'll also get the opportunity to put your agility, speed and action movie skills to the test as you navigate your way through a web of criss-crossing laser beams. There are multiple dark rides to be enjoyed -- featuring everything from zombies to werewolves to Mad Max-style mayhem and more -- so the 7D Experience is bound to have you coming back for even more fun.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pmMonday October 2, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pmTuesday October 3, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pm
Go to the movies, or spend the evening outdoors at a park? Thanks to Street Food Cinema, you don't have to choose! Head to San Diego's beautiful Civita Park, grab a delicious meal from one of the participating food trucks, chill to some great live music, and then settle in on your blanket or lawn chair for the night's featured movie on a giant screen. Some weeks feature family movies, and others feature popular films for adult crowds. Giveaways, activities and more make Street Food Cinema a great night of entertainment.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (500 Days of Summer -- Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Drawing on the momentum from a Top 10 spot on NBC's The Voice, as well as more than a decade of experience working in the music industry, singer Kat Robichaud brings her band Darling Misfits to Seattle's Hales Ales Palladium for Misfit Cabaret, an exciting blend of musical theater, rock 'n' roll and vaudeville. Robichaud and her band create a night of decadence, bawdiness and damsels (not) in distress, complete with everything from burlesque to drag to circus to magic. For each new show, Robichaud writes two original songs keeping with the theme of the evening (this month: WhimSea), as well as a special medley to kick off the evening. Imagine a place where your darkest dreams bloom into thrilling life -- that's what Misfit Cabaret is all about.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pm (WhimSea)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (WhimSea)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (WhimSea)
Raise your glass and enjoy a romantic sunset on the water with magnificent views of San Francisco, highlighted by a delicious seasonal dinner prepared fresh on board by Hornblower's chefs. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want a different sort of night out, the sight of San Francisco's spectacular skyline as you sail past Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge will make the evening special. The elegant four-course, sit-down meal includes appetizers, salad, choice of entree, plus coffee, tea and dessert. Spend the rest of the cruise relaxing and dancing to live music. There's a cash bar on board as well, serving signature cocktails and other libations.
Thursday October 12, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Sunday October 15, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Tuesday October 24, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Thursday October 26, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Thursday November 2, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday November 3, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Sunday November 5, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
A Night at the Palace is a sleek, immersive speakeasy experience, combining classic elements of roaring twenties party that only Gatsby could be proud of. Ditch the drama of the underground nightclub and head on over to The Speakeasy in San Francisco for a jam-packed evening of sizzling cabaret, comedy routines and more. This joint will be buzzing with casino tables and crafty cocktails, plus live swinging musical numbers that are sure to be the cat's meow. Come decked out in your most dapper flapper dresses and bowties for a roaring good time.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 8:30pm
Discover your new favorite drink at Wine and Spirits Fest"aPalooza." This three-hour tasting session will feature over a dozen wineries, distilleries, breweries and cideries serving up their tastiest creations for you to sample. There will also be a bottle check, so you won't have to carry around any of the beverages you might choose to purchase, and you'll go home with a souvenir tasting glass. Several vendors will also be there, offering everything from fine cigars to chocolates. Give your tastebuds a day out when Wine and Spirits Fest"aPalooza" comes to the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / Noon (Multiple Sessions)
An Emmy-winning writer and producer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Greg Fitzsimmons hosts the popular Fitzdog Radio podcast and is also a regular guest of Howard Stern, with more than 50 appearances on his radio show. Fitzsimmons' many stand-up credits include Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Late Show With David Letterman and The Late Late Show. Fitzsimmons has written for HBO's Lucky Louie, ABC's Politically Incorrect and Comedy Central's The Man Show. He's a regular panel guest on Chelsea Lately and hosts his own show on Stern's SiriusXM radio station. Somehow he still finds the time to appear onstage, and you can see him at The American Comedy Company in the heart of San Diego's historic downtown.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 9:30pm
A glowing tradition, lantern festivals light up the skies of China every Lunar New Year, marking the return of the spring season and symbolizing the reuniting of family. Its colorful displays of floating, fiery lanterns has brought tourists from around the world, and now Albuquerque takes this beloved festival to Expo New Mexico for a memorable cultural experience. At the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, artisans from Sichuan and Zigong will showcase ornate handicrafts including inner bottle painting, Chinese knot weaving and dough modeling. 30 illuminated lanterns will also be on display, along with nightly cultural performances to truly immerse yourself in this experience. Don't forget to satisfy your appetite with Chinese and traditional fair food and beverages. VIP tickets include an audio guide, a souvenir gift, VIP performance seating and a behind-the-scene tour.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pmMonday October 9, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pmTuesday October 10, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pmWednesday October 11, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pmThursday October 12, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Feinstein's/54 Below presents music by Broadway's most talented emerging and established composers as part of their Songwriters in Concert cabaret series. An all-star cast of Broadway's best belters will be on hand for these evenings of new tunes and classic standards, with a different composer highlighted at each show. Ticket options include adding dinner, so you can make an evening of it.
Monday October 16, 2017 / 9:30pm (The Songs of Michael Radi)
Experience mind-blowing stage magic, mesmerizing mentalism and tons of lighthearted audience participation at Atlanta Magic Theater starring Peter Morrison. A featured performer at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, Peter combines thrilling illusions, seemingly impossible feats of mentalism and laugh-out-loud comedy in a fast-paced, 75-minute stage show. Now, after six years of performing the highest-rated show in San Francisco (according to Yelp and TripAdvisor), he's bringing his crowd-pleasing show to Atlanta. Make sure you arrive an hour early to meet Peter and enjoy a little close-up, pre-show magic in the Atlanta Magic Theater lounge, where non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 6:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 6:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 9:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 6:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 6:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 9:30pm
Come play on over 1,100 vintage and modern pinball and arcade machines during Pinball Madness at Arcade Expo at the Museum of Pinball. The museum, set on 18 acres in Banning, California, features over 40,000 square feet of pinball and arcade action. You won't even need quarters, as the thousand-plus machines will be on free play with your ticket purchase! Taking place close to Halloweentime, this fun-packed evening will also offer costume contests, entertainment, food and more.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 4:00pm-11:59pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 11:00am-8:00pm
Ever watched the fiery salsa dance numbers in Dancing With the Stars or Dirty Dancing and thought, "I wish I could dance like that!"? Well now you can get in on all the Latin-flavored fun with Dance Fridays, a fun 'n' social evening featuring dance lessons for beginners followed by a lively dance party where you can practice all your new moves. A live band keeps the energy flowing as you learn to salsa and bachata from your experienced teachers, with no partner or previous experience required.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pm (Salsa and Bachata With Orq. Borinquen)Friday October 6, 2017 / 7:30pm (Salsa and Bachata With Orq. Original)Friday October 13, 2017 / 7:30pm (Salsa and Bachata With Orq. Nrumba)Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:30pm (Salsa and Bachata With Orq. Somos El Son)Friday October 27, 2017 / 7:30pm (Salsa and Bachata With Orq. Vibrason)
Enjoy a three-hour cruise aboard Manhattan's all-glass dining vessel and thrill to the unforgettable 180-degree vistas of the magnificent New York City skyline, accompanied by a three-course plated dinner (including vegetarian and gluten-free options), a bountiful wine list and entertainment by a jazz trio and cabaret singer. Enjoy your meal in one of two climate-controlled dining rooms, then dance the night away on the centrally located hardwood dance floor and enjoy drinks from the full-service cash bar. If it's nice out, take a stroll on one of the two outdoor decks offering wide-open views of Manhattan and enjoy an evening out you won't soon forget.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Monday October 2, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Monday October 9, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Wednesday October 11, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Monday October 16, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Monday October 23, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Wednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)
Could you be dining with a killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective makes its way to Philadelphia to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day and actors are dressed just like everyone else, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect ... including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring plated hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes fresh rolls and butter, salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 6:00pm
With more than 100 speciality martinis to choose from, an array of delicious food, and top live acts from L.A., New York and beyond, Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage is the ultimate supper club experience. On any given night, you'll enjoy entertainment ranging from jazz to pop to American standards, and even acts like an expert Dame Edna impersonator, comedians like Alec Mapa, movie and Broadway stars like Molly Ringwald and country musicians like Ty Herndon. Sit back and relax over a martini and treat yourself to a meal or a snack while you bask in the sounds of live music, comedy and more. Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage offers a hip, eclectic dining and entertainment experience in an upscale yet decidedly unstuffy environment.
Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 8:00pm (Alexis Michelle in It Takes A Woman)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pm (Jake Simpson in The Standard)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 8:00pm (Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Female Songwriters)Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 8:00pm (Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Female Songwriters)Wednesday October 11, 2017 / 8:00pm (Miss Richfield 1981 in 2020 Vision)Thursday October 12, 2017 / 8:00pm (Miss Richfield 1981 in 2020 Vision)Sunday October 15, 2017 / 8:00pm (Simply Barbra starring Steven Brinberg)Tuesday October 17, 2017 / 8:00pm (Anthony Federov: CD Release Party!)
Bob Baldwin began began learning to play piano from his father at age 4. His musical influences include Herbie Hancock, Patrice Rushen, Chick Corea, Earth Wind & Fire, Ramsey Lewis, Stevie Wonder and the late greats Joe Sample, Miles Davis and George Duke. In 1986, he formed The Bob Baldwin/Al Orlo Project, performing at the legendary club the Bottom Line in New York City as the opening act for Tom Browne of "Funkin' for Jamaica" fame, which led to his first production effort with the trumpeter on one of the first-ever gospel-jazz offerings, No Longer I. Don't miss Baldwin's show when he takes the stage at Suite Food Lounge in Atlanta.
Cruise from historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, past the stunning national monuments and museums of DC, to Georgetown and back to Alexandria on Nina's Dandy Dinner Cruise. Soak in the sights, including Washington's famous cherry blossom trees -- a gift from Japan in 1912 -- and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials while enjoying a three-course meal by candlelight, served tableside, followed by dancing on the ship's elegant marble dance floor or under the stars on the upper deck. Live music welcomes you aboard and accompanies the dining experience.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
Cruise from historic old town Alexandria, Virginia, past the stunning national monuments and museums, to Georgetown and back on this relaxing midday 2 1/2-hour sail on the Potomac. Soak up the sights on this narrated tour, including Washington's famous cherry blossom trees -- a gift from Japan in 1912 -- and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Along the way, enjoy a three-course lunch with salad, entree and dessert served at your table. Or, set out for a champagne brunch cruise on Sunday, and you'll find a buffet filled with a variety of breakfast and lunch treats.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 12:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 12:00pm (Sunday Champagne Brunch)Thursday September 28, 2017 / NoonSunday October 1, 2017 / 12:00pm (Sunday Champagne Brunch)Sunday October 8, 2017 / 12:00pm (Sunday Champagne Brunch)
Grammy-nominated vocalist, composer and arranger Perla Batalla is coming to the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis for Perla Batalla in the House of Cohen -- a moving memorial concert to her longtime friend and collaborator Leonard Cohen. Batalla got her start in the music industry as a backup vocalist for Cohen on his albums I'm Your Man and The Future, leading her to a successful music career and a friendship that lasted until Cohen's death in 2016. In this concert, Batalla pays tribute to her old friend and collaborator with an evening of covers and revivals of some of Cohen's most treasured works.
Unleash your inner Picasso and drink a good Pinot Noir while you're at it. Winey Art has teamed up with Sherman Oaks' The Woodman to bring folks together to Drink, Paint & Create for a memorable evening. Step up to an easel and discover your hidden talents while sipping on craft beers and wine. You don't have to be a gifted painter to relish the calm and therapeutic act of producing unique art. If you get hungry in the midst of a creative spark, you can purchase some savory dishes like grilled corn lollipops and beer battered shrimp tacos. Art nights are a fun spin to a date night, girls' (or boys"!) night out or a simple way to get out there and express yourself freely. With painting materials provided, Winey Art makes it easy to get down with your artistic self.
Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday October 11, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday October 18, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday November 1, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday November 8, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday November 15, 2017 / 7:00pm
His "staggering technical prowess, sense of command and depth of expression" wowed The Washington Post. The New York Times declared him a "powerhouse." Now, after becoming the first American to medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition (the Olympic Games of classical music) in a quarter century, piano prodigy George Li is hitting the Davies Symphony Hall stage for a concert featuring pano masterworks from some of the world's most beloved composers. This special program includes Haydn's Piano Sonata in B minor, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23, Rachmaninoff's Variations on a Theme by Corelli and two by Liszt: Consolation No. 3 and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.
Just try and stump the talented singer-piano duo on stage each night at Bobby McKey's. Whether it's Beyoncé or Beethoven, Jay Z or ZZ Top, Meatloaf or Mozart, these guys are sure to have it covered. DC's only dueling piano bar hosts these entertaining and interactive shows, where the wait staff has been known to jump on stage to perform choreographed dance routines and where you and your friends are encouraged to get in on the action as well. Plus, Bobby McKey's boasts a full bar with specialty drinks, beer on tap and plenty of snacks and sandwiches to order.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm
This is your chance to, quite literally, hang out with the coolest cats in town. San Jose's The Dancing Cat is a creative space for people, and sometimes adoptable cats are able to get in on the human interaction. The space provides a living room-like ambiance where anywhere between seven and 11 lucky cats can wander and play in a cage-free environment. Visitors go there to meet friends, read, study or simply lounge with adoptable cats under a ceiling of colorful paper lanterns. Whether you're looking to adopt or just like to soak up the cool cat vibe and maybe scratch behind a few furry ears, this is one hour of your time that won't be wasted.
Friday September 22, 2017 / NoonFriday September 22, 2017 / 1:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / NoonWednesday September 27, 2017 / 1:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / NoonThursday September 28, 2017 / 1:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / NoonFriday September 29, 2017 / 1:00pm
Falling is a shocking sensation -- a feeling of being weightless and out of control. In the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company's Skies Calling Skies Falling, the physical, emotional and intellectual embodiment of shock is front and center. Through dance, narrative shards, a musical landscape of both found and composed elements and drone footage of the company, this performance at the Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco creates an explosive, questioning, kinetic and hopeful landscape with which to explore the effects of shock on our lives and bodies.
Thursday October 12, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 8:00pm
Enjoy a gorgeous nighttime cruise through the Boston Harbor and take in the glitter of the city skyline aboard the Northern Lights. The deck of this 115-foot motor vessel transforms into a dance party when music masters City of Four bring their upbeat blend of jazz, funk, pop-rock and hip-hop on board. The city sights become an extra magical view to take in amidst the yacht's twinkling canopy lights and disco balls, whether you're peeking at the Seaport District or the Mystic Tobin Bridge. Think it's a little chilly to be out on the water? Dance off the cold or hang out in the climate-controlled cabin. While an evening cruise may scream date-worthy, this fun evening is also perfect for a girls' night out or a post-work hang with your colleagues. Beer, wine, mixed drinks and pre-packaged snacks will be available for purchase.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:25pm)Friday October 13, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)
When it's time to leave the stresses of the rest of the week behind, there's no better way to shake it all off than with a mini getaway cruise on Lake Michigan. Catch breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline as you dance the night away with friends or a date on the Anita Dee II luxury yacht. With a live DJ, dancing and even an after-party to keep the good vibes afloat, it's an action-packed night of nothing but fun.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:30pm (Friday Night Booze Cruise)Saturday November 4, 2017 / 8:30pm (Saturday Night Booze Cruise)Saturday November 11, 2017 / 8:30pm (Saturday Night Booze Cruise)Saturday November 18, 2017 / 8:30pm (Saturday Night Booze Cruise)Wednesday November 22, 2017 / 8:30pm (Black Wednesday Booze Cruise)
Step aboard the Spirit of Baltimore for unparalleled cruising fun in the Inner Harbor. This historic seaport is one of Baltimore's iconic landmarks. Framed by the city skyline and its beautiful parks, the Inner Harbor area is home to many of Baltimore's biggest attractions, such as the National Aquarium and Camden Yard Sports Complex. Dine on a delicious buffet, dance to Top 40 hits played by a live DJ and catch breathtaking views of Baltimore's famous waterfront. These three-hour cruises set sail all year-round, offering seasonal viewing of the city.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 5:00pm (Boarding starts at 4:30)
See the Southern California coast as you never have before on a hot air balloon ride. This scenic sunset journey takes you over the San Diego communities of Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Carmel Valley, Fairbanks Ranch, Santa Luz and Del Mar (home to the Del Mar Race Track). See stunning ranch homes and golf courses, enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and mountains and see the skyline of San Diego in a whole new light. Whether you're planning a romantic escape or an outing with friends or family, take to the skies for something new. And in addition to the flight, you'll also receive a champagne, juice or mimosa toast, free souvenir pictures and a commemorative flight certificate to remember your journey.
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A pair of killer pianists take your requests and play your favorite throwback 1980s hits during this music-filled evening of high-energy, rock 'n' roll keyboard playing. Amazing Dueling Pianos, featuring Scott Doyle and Tim Butterworth, is a crowd-pleasing show, taking place at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, that'll have you singing, dancing and cheering the night away. This talented duo's impressive repertoire and fun, interactive show entertains audiences with rollicking renditions of some of the world's most-loved songs.
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective now makes its New York City debut at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, where you'll be served up a tasty whodunit along with a Pan Asian buffet dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you. You can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package -- and some serious bragging rights -- at the end of this fun evening in Times Square.
Saturday October 14, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pm
The Magic Cabaret brings back the golden age of magic, mystery and mischief to Windy City audiences hungry for the unusual. In every Greenhouse Theater Center show, performance partners David Parr and Joe Diamond amaze and astound with hocus-pocus in the signature Chicago style -- up-close sleight-of-hand, along with illusions featuring everyday objects. This longtime duo, who've been packing them in for close to a decade, conjure up plenty of audience participation as well, making it a fun outing for anyone, no matter the age.
Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday October 11, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday October 18, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday November 1, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday November 8, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday November 15, 2017 / 8:00pm
Experience the delicacies and delights of Argentine culture without ever leaving home as you watch an authentic and passionate Argentine tango dance show and enjoy a delicious three-course meal at Pampas Argentine Grill, named "Best Steakhouse in San Diego" by the San Diego Reader. Professional dancers Camille and Michael of the Positive Energy Dance Company will transport you to the romantic streets of Buenos Aires with their fiery moves. Please see the full event description for the dinner menu.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 7:30pm
Pass under the bright marquee and through the dim speakeasy to a timeless space where an evening's entertainment might include bouncy vaudeville, soulful sounds or fresh comedy. The glint of rhinestones signals the entrance of the sensuous stars of burlesque. Smoke and Shadows is the Rockwell's monthly burlesque and variety show that defies decades and genres, offering a new mix of performers from near and far each month. Any given act might be carefree, poignant, sexy or thought-provoking, but no matter the specifics, Smoke and Shadows will always guarantee a night of excellent entertainment.
Set off on a Sunday afternoon sail of New York Harbor, mimosa in hand, as you experience the best of old-world sailing combined with 21st-century amenities aboard Classic Harbor Line's 105-foot schooner America 2.0. This fully-staffed two-hour voyage cruises from Chelsea Piers down the Hudson River to Battery Park, then across the harbor to Ellis Island, taking in views of the Statue of Liberty, World One, the Brooklyn Bridge and the lower Manhattan skyline along the way. Enjoy three rounds of included beverages, with your choice of mimosas, beer, wine, champagne, soda or bottled water, and you're welcome to bring your own brunch or picnic along as well.
A clandestine love affair sets the stage for a battle full of fury and anguish in West Bay Opera's production of Norma. The epitome of the bel canto opera style, Vincenzo Bellini's masterpiece has been a vehicle for supremely talented sopranos since its debut in 1831. Set during the Gallic-Roman wars, the story focuses on the awe-inspiring Druid high priestess, whose role demands a strict vow of celibacy. But she's violated that code by falling in love with the leader of the occupying army, and leads a double life to conceal her secret. Don't miss this tragic story brought to life by Bellini's fiery score at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.
Friday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 2:00pm (Post-show Q&A With the Cast)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pm
Furia Flamenca Dance Company celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. This local ensemble is known for its signature blending of flamenco's gypsy heritage with modern flamenco choreography. Before Café Flamenco, feel free to purchase drinks and tapas from the Atlas Cafe to savor while you watch the singing and dancing of Furia Flamenca and enjoy live accompaniment by Torcuato Zamora on guitar.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 4:00pm
When you step aboard the Clipper City for this two-hour midweek jazz concert cruise, the sounds of the city turn into the cool rhythms of bebop, smoky blues, ballads and other jazz standards with the sparkling city lights as the backdrop. Acclaimed jazz guitarist Joe Cohn leads a quintet that includes saxophonist Ian Hendrickson-Smith and a variety of other guest musicians booked by Jazz Standard founder James Polsky, as the crew sets the massive sails of New York's largest sailing ship for this music-filled cruise along the Hudson and East Rivers.
What better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than to enjoy the band Miramar's spin on bolero! Bolero is a style of love song that originated in 19th century Cuba and became a sensation in the hands of Mexican composers in the 1940s before spreading throughout the Spanish-speaking world. For this show at Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C., Miramar will play a selection of songs from Puerto Rico's golden age of boleros, the 1950s, including works by Sylvia Rich. The show also includes original songs penned by members of the band, with signature arrangements that feature pipe organ and duets.
Cruise on back to the Roaring '20s aboard a vintage-style yacht, accompanied by a live ensemble playing great tunes from the golden age of jazz and beyond. This 90-minute trip through Boston Harbor on the elegantly-appointed Northern Lights offers relaxation and romance, with sparkling views of the city at night, dancing in the climate-controlled cabin, plus champagne and mixed drinks available for purchase from the onboard bar. You'll be entertained by the Benjamin Young Trio from the world-famous Berklee College of Music, featuring Young on bass, composer Dabin Ryu on piano and James Davis on drums.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:45pm)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)Saturday November 4, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)
In the madcap physical theater piece The Submarine Show, two men bring to life a sidesplitting adventure from the bottom of the sea up to the sky as they inhabit fish, birds, monsters and even their submarine. Combining slapstick and pantomime, Emmy Award winner Slater Penney and former Cirque du Soleil performer Jaron Hollander bring their unique comic world to life using only their own bodies for a show that appeals to audiences of all ages. Winner of a Best of Fringe award at the 2011 San Francisco Fringe Festival, The Submarine Show, has received standing ovations and rave reviews. Now it comes to the Great Star Theatre.
Renton's Sweet Decadence, ranked as one of the Top 5 chocolate shops in Evening magazine's "Best of Western Washington," offers an elegant evening of wine or beer and chocolate tasting. Four specially selected wines or craft brews are paired with four artisan chocolates of the finest quality for the ultimate indulgent treat. You'll get plenty of personal attention in this small-group setting as a wine and beer specialist guides you through the tasting, pointing out the differences in each vintage and how they highlight and balance the ingredients in the chocolate.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 4:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 4:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 5:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 6:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 4:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 5:00pm
Eating a bowl of wasabi, wrestling a sumo champion or filling your underwear with ice... You've seen examples of bizarre and over-the-top Japanese television and their American counterparts like Wipeout, now see BATSU! Chicago live on stage with comedy troupe Face Off Unlimited. Batsu is Japanese for "penalty game" and you can expect these four warrior-comedians get shocked and splattered as they compete in the dinner theater at Kamehachi. Chicago's original sushi bar, Kamehachi is in the heart of old town and offers a full bar and menu.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 10:00pm
As one of the pioneers of funk, saxophonist Maceo Parker is a giant in his own right, but in this special concert, he'll be paying tribute to his hero, Ray Charles. Joining him in re-creating Charles' beloved songbook are the Ray Charles Orchestra and the legend's original backing singers, The Raelettes. Irresistibly soulful and energetic, Maceo Parker joined James Brown's band in 1964, remaining one of the Godfather of Soul's most prominent band members until 1970. He went on to play with George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, before launching a full-time solo career. Today, this unstoppable 74-year-old still blows with the best of them. Don't miss this musical celebration at the Valley Performing Arts Center.
International Magic Champion David Minkin is a master of close-up magic, whose talents have been featured on the Travel Channel show Magic Outlaws. His face-to-face feats wowed Johnny Depp, who declared Minkin's tricks the greatest he'd ever seen. This intimate evening at The Majestic Garden Hotel in Anaheim is sure to be a pleasure from start to finish, beginning with a tasting of four excellent wines hand-selected by Minkin himself, along with some tasty hors d'oeuvres. After that, the real magic begins, as you join Minkin at the main stage where everyone can get a good look at his mind-blowing sleight-of-hand.
Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by a Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland, along with the yearning in the eternal question "What if...?" Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm. But Francesca's life is turned upside down when ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions. With its Tony Award-winning score and a heartbreaking story, The Bridges of Madison County is a sweeping romance about the roads we travel and the bridges we dare to cross. See this breathtaking musical at Saratoga Civic Theater.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 2:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pm
Drawing on the momentum from a Top 10 spot on NBC's The Voice, as well as more than a decade of experience working in the music industry, singer Kat Robichaud brings her band Darling Misfits to The Great Star Theater for Misfit Cabaret, an exciting blend of musical theater, rock 'n' roll and vaudeville. Robichaud and her band create a night of decadence, bawdiness and damsels (not) in distress, complete with everything from burlesque to drag to circus to magic. For each new show, Robichaud writes two original songs keeping with the theme of the evening (this month: Horror Show), as well as a special medley to kick off the evening. Imagine a place where your darkest dreams bloom into thrilling life -- that's what Misfit Cabaret is all about.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 10:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 10:30pm
Could you be dining with a killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective makes its way to Orange County to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day and actors are dressed just like everyone else, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect ... including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring plated hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes fresh rolls and butter, salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 6:00pm
Kick off your night with some salsa dancing lessons, then put your moves to use as some of San Diego's best salsa musicians hit the stage, including The Manny Cepeda Orchestra, Derek Cannon, Fred Benedetti and more. A scholarship fundraiser and CD release party, Salsa Under The Stars takes place at Grossmont College in El Cajon.
Already stars in their hometown of Seattle, Acrobatic Conundrum is poised to win over the rest of the country with their signature brand of contemporary circus arts. In Love & Gravity, real-life romances come roaring to life via mesmerizing juggling acts, as well as breathtaking aerial and partner acrobatics -- all performed while balancing on a bar 20 feet in the air. Don't miss the high-flying action when this talented six-member troupe comes to the Zach Theatre's Kleberg Stage in Austin for a production that charms and awes all ages.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 7:30pm
"There was a cabaret, and there was a master of ceremonies and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany. It was the end of the world ... and I was dancing with Sally Bowles and we were both fast asleep." So speaks the protagonist of this groundbreaking musical, ever so prescient in our current political climate. Set in 1931 at the dawn of the Nazi era, Cabaret revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with Kit Kat Klub chanteuse Sally Bowles. This chilling classic reminds us that if we are not vigilant, the darkest parts of history are doomed to repeat themselves. Featuring a live orchestra and filled with some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including "Cabaret," Willkomen," and "Maybe This Time," Cabaret remains one of the sexiest, and most shocking, in the Broadway cannon. See it at the Barn Theatre outside of San Francisco, courtesy of Ross Valley Players.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. Everyone gets a commemorative mug, and the top sleuth wins a prize package -- and some serious bragging rights -- at the end of the evening.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday November 25, 2017 / 6:00pm
"New York's sexiest literary event" (Time Out New York) slinks its way to Boston with a bona fide American poetry icon: former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky. But this ain't your mama's MFA poetry reading. Inspired by the fin-de-siècle bordellos in Paris and New Orleans, The Poetry Brothel is a uniquely immersive experience that takes poetry outside the classroom and plants it in the lush interiors of a bordello, with a rotating cast of poets-in-character who share their work in "spontaneous eruptions of poetry." Of course, any true brothel needs a good cover: The Poetry Brothel's is an immersive cabaret, offering live jazz, burlesque dancers, painters and fortunetellers. This premiere event at OBERON in Cambridge will feature some of New York's favorite performers (including burlesque beauty Ginny Nightshade and aerialists The Lost Boys of Circus Solaris), along with guest readers Robert Pinsky and Steph Burt.
Could you be dining with a killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective is the largest interactive murder mystery dinner show in the country. It's in Atlanta, serving up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course sit-down dinner at the Marriott Suites Midtown. Set in the present day, at these murder mystery events, you won't find cheesy costumes, campy dialogue or hokey song and dance interludes. The performers are dressed just like everyone else, so you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 6:00pm
Set in a modern and intimate cabaret, BAZ - A Musical Mash-Up is a mash-up of music and moments from famed movie director Baz Luhrmann's greatest love stories. Inspired by the lushly romantic films Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby, the show captivates with soul-stirring music and stunning performances from an ensemble cast of vocalists, actors and dancers. It's the Las Vegas Strip's most unique show, combining live dancing, music that includes tunes from the likes of Nirvana, Elton John and more into a curious cocktail that is part rock concert, part nightclub cabaret act and part Broadway-style musical. Don't miss the Vegas musical that's been called "the ultimate date night."
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday October 3, 2017 / 7:00pm
Michael Jons is a kind of expert safe-cracker -- but instead of bank vaults, he manages to break inside something far more secure: the human brain. Any doubters need only attend his brilliant new show, Psychic Cabaret. During this lightning-paced performance, Jons astonishes the audience with his Sherlockian style of people-reading, his Svengali-like powers to persuade and, of course, his incredible ability to seemingly read the thoughts of total strangers. But the show's highlight is the dazzling variety of psychic readings that Jons does, instantly and memorably, for lucky spectators. Be there for what NewTimes declared "one of the best date nights of all time."
Sunday October 1, 2017 / 5:00pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 5:00pm
Was that sultry burlesque performer a lady or one of Le Faux's fabulous drag stars? That's what you'll be asking yourself while taking in Magnifique, Julia's on Broadway's sassy, sexy new burlesque and variety show hosted by the incomparable Gorejess, Seattle's master of neo-burlesque with a classic twist. Inspired by the underground cabaret scenes of Paris and Berlin in the roaring '20s, Magnifique combines Seattle's most titillating burlesque performers with some of the gorgeous "ladies" from Le Faux. The result just might be the naughtiest way to spend a Thursday evening in the city.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday October 12, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday October 19, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday November 2, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday November 9, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday November 16, 2017 / 8:30pm
Spend an elegant evening aboard the beautifully rebuilt Schooner America 2.0 soaking up the sights and sipping champagne with friends, family or that special someone. This cruise sets out from Chelsea Piers, heads south down the Hudson River and out to see the magnificent Statue of Liberty. Then, if there's time and the wind is in her favor, the America 2.0 sails toward Governors Island and pokes her bow under the Brooklyn Bridge. Beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks are included on this premium excursion, as are the magnificent views of the famous skyline's spectacular twinkling lights. Added to the fleet in 2011, America 2.0 is modeled on vessels of the late 19th century, but was built with the eco-friendly cutting-edge technology of today for a safe and smooth sea voyage.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 9:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 9:00pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 9:00pm
For the first time ever, Santo Domingo Tiene Salsa is bringing the biggest and brightest stars of the Salsa Dominicana together on stage at "La Casa de La Salsa" -- the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx. Dominican singer José Alberto "El Canario", known affectionately as The Showman, will host this music-filled festival, which features veterans such as Raulin Rosendo, Michel El Buenon, Sexappeal, Victor Waill and El Canario. Joining them is the "new generation" of salsa performers including David Kada, Alex Matos, Chiquito Team Band and Revolucion Salsera.
Learn how to roll your own show-stopping truffles filled with everything from champagne cream to chocolate peanut butter, and pick up a few fascinating facts about the sweet science of chocolate along the way at this fun workshop, led by a Master Chocolatier. You'll dip your creations in a variety of delicious toppings, and learn about piping, shaping, coating and packaging for maximum "wow" factor. You'll leave the event at the Elephant & Castle with lots of delicious truffles to show off and share with friends and family. Plus, you'll get great tips on tasting, buying and storing fine chocolate.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / NoonSaturday October 21, 2017 / NoonSaturday November 4, 2017 / NoonSaturday November 18, 2017 / NoonSaturday December 2, 2017 / NoonSaturday December 16, 2017 / Noon
Unleash your inner Picasso and drink a good Pinot Noir while you're at it. Winey Art has teamed up with Geezer's Public House in Woodland Hills to bring folks together to Drink, Paint & Create for a memorable evening. Step up to an easel and discover your hidden talents while sipping on craft beers and wine. You don't have to be a gifted painter to relish the calm and therapeutic act of producing unique art. If you get hungry in the midst of a creative spark, you can also purchase sausage arancini or a gigantic shrimp po'boy or burger. Art nights are a fun spin to a date night, girls' or boys' night out or just a simple way to chill out and get creative. With all painting materials and instruction provided, Winey Art makes it easy to get down with your artistic self.
Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday October 10, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday October 17, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday October 24, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday October 31, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday November 7, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday November 14, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday November 21, 2017 / 7:00pm
Combining infectious gypsy jazz rhythms with sultry vocals and alt-folk storytelling, Chicago-based quintet lePercolateur has crafted a sound that's reminiscent of a bygone era while being uniquely its own. Grammy-winning critic Neil Tesser called lePercolateur "sly and surprising" for its blend of modern and vintage sounds, and the group has lit up the stage at such Windy City hot spots as the Green Mill, City Winery and Schubas, as well as at numerous festivals. In 2013, lePercolateur released its debut album, Pop Manouche, on the Chicago Sessions label. Don't miss this sizzling group live at Winter's Jazz Club.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday October 19, 2017 / 9:30pm
Should you go to the movies, or spend the evening outdoors at a park? Thanks to Street Food Cinema, you don't have to choose! Head to the grounds of the Marriott Marquis at the San Diego Marina in the Gaslamp Quarter, grab a delicious meal from one of the participating food trucks, chill to some great live music, and then settle in on your low lawn chair for the night's featured movie on a giant screen. Some weeks feature family movies, and others feature popular films for adult crowds. Giveaways, activities and more make Street Food Cinema a great night of entertainment.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (The Nightmare Before Christmas -- Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Kick off the Halloween season and bring an arm to squeeze at the Cinema Salem's screening of Get Out, a directorial debut by comedian Jordan Peele (MADtv, Key & Peele). With a whopping 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film places racism on a whole new terrifying level. When Chris and Rose, an interracial couple, head to the suburbs to meet the girlfriend's Caucasian parents, a hidden world of prejudice goes to the extreme to keep the town white. With missing person cases and even fishier cases amongst the residents present, Chris can only imagine what may be coming his way.
A recent winner of the San Francisco Stage Magic Competition and a finalist at the Rooster T. Feather's and Wharf Room Comedy competitions, Ryan Kane will astound and amuse in his show, Please Enjoy Responsibly. Kane began honing his craft as a teenager on the streets of Old Sacramento where he attracted audiences with his deft magic and charming personality. In his show, minds are read, whiskey bottles appear out of nowhere and a paintball gun is fired at the man responsible for it all. Don't miss his San Francisco appearance at the EXIT Theatre.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday December 15, 2017 / 8:30pm
Artistic director Carolina Lugo, her daughter Carolé Acuña and their talented company of singers and musicians bring the sultry and sensuous flamenco dance to vibrant life. Their show combines the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form. This award-winning ensemble has been providing Bay Area audiences with passionate performances for more than 20 years, bringing artists from Spain and abroad to appear with them. See Ballet Flamenco at Agave Grill & Cantina, a high-end Mexican restaurant and nightclub in Concord.
Halloween is prime time for horror flicks, so grab a popcorn and a hand to squeeze at Cinema Salem's screening of Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs. 13-year-old Poindexter "Fool" Williams and his family are about to get evicted from their house in the ghettos of Los Angeles when Fool goes to their landlords', home to do something about it. Upon breaking into the Robesons' place, they later uncover a group of children under their landlords' stairwell, and that "Mommy and Daddy" are actually siblings harboring children who have resorted to cannibalism to survive.
It's no secret that most of the time men and women operate on totally different wavelengths, especially when it comes to dating. Join in at this fun and informal night that brings the sexes together to solve the problem of how men and women interact! NYSN founder Dave Cervini will be your host and moderator for this fun evening at World Bar featuring cocktails and appetizers available for purchase, socializing, plus a sure-to-be-lively guided discussion/debate about the issues that mean the most to you!
We've all been there: you're standing in the wine aisle, eyeing those rows and rows of bottles, and all you know is that you like red. And sorry, but bringing the one with the coolest label to the dinner party probably won't win you any dates. So what's a casual wine drinker to do? Study up at the Altoona Wine and Spirits Fest"aPalooza!" at the Blair County Convention Center. You'll have three hours to bone up on your varietals as you sample a ton of local wines. But maybe wine isn't your thing? Not to worry: whiskey is totally in right now, and you don't even have to grow a mountain man beard to enjoy it! Just hit up the distilleries that'll be pouring tastes. Find your new favorite drink, purchase a bottle right there, and next time avoid the whole Wine Aisle of Doom.
Naples-born tenor Pasquale Esposito is famed for his smooth pop-opera style and stirring tributes to legendary opera singer Enrico Caruso on PBS and as part of a blockbuster live national tour. Now he's back at the Andiamo showroom in Warren with an entertaining mix of Italian and American tunes, ranging from the 1880s to today, as featured on his hit CD Il Tempo. Backed by an international band of musicians, Esposito is set to show off his powerful pipes on favorites like "Con Te Partiro," "That's Amore," "O Sole Mio," "Nessun Dorma," "This Is the Moment" and more.
It's hard not to shake your shoulders during "Livin' la Vida Loca" or an insanely catchy Marc Anthony tune. Get a taste of the party that Latin America has to offer at Boca Black Box's Latin and Disco Night, an event that'll have you up on your feet and dancing all night long. With over 400 live presentations, you'll experience the musical sensations of the Caribbean, Latin America and even Europe as they groove out to merengue, salsa, disco music, cumbia and more. Get ready to move your feet and do the cha cha cha in Boca Raton for the evening.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 10:00pmWednesday November 8, 2017 / 8:00pm
From jazz to pop to bossa nova and beyond, acclaimed saxophonist Chris Mitchell knows how to play it, and he does so with plenty of style. For his show at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, dubbed Tequila Nights, the versatile talent is set to perform Latin jazz cuts from his latest album I Found Forever, along with R&B and contemporary hits. Mitchell has impressed audiences from coast to coast through appearances in Vegas, L.A., Seattle, Atlanta and elsewhere. Now you can experience his smooth sounds yourself, and maybe even meet him in person as he mingles before the show.
Delve into the quintessentially American sounds of bluegrass while cruising the blue waters of Boston Harbor on this live music cruise featuring Boston's own Rob Flax String Band. It'll be a blissful one-and-a-half hours on the water, with the Boston cityscape as the backdrop. The vessel itself is a beauty as well: The Northern Lights is a 115-foot motor boat styled after a 1920s New England Yacht. Grab a drink and/or a snack, available for purchase from the onboard bar, and head to the upper deck to enjoy the sounds and the sights. If you're compelled to move to the groove, there's plenty of room for dancing too.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding begins at 7:15pm)
Could you be dining with a killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective is the largest interactive murder mystery dinner show in the country. Now it comes to Fort Collins, serving up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course sit-down dinner at the Hilton. Set in the present day, these murder-mystery events don't have cheesy costumes, campy dialogue or hokey song and dance interludes. The performers are dressed just like everyone else, so you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday November 25, 2017 / 6:00pm
From jazz to pop to bossa nova and beyond, acclaimed saxophonist Chris Mitchell knows how to play it, and he does so with plenty of style. For his show at the Le Meridien Tampa, dubbed Tequila Nights, the versatile talent is set to perform Latin jazz cuts from his latest album I Found Forever, along with R&B and contemporary hits. Mitchell has impressed audiences from coast to coast through appearances in Vegas, L.A., Seattle, Atlanta and elsewhere. Now you can experience his smooth sounds yourself, and even meet him in person as he mingles before the show.
Howl at the Moon brings together a live concert AND a full bar, and the fun doesn't stop at their spot in downtown Louisville. Party the night away as musicians jam out 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 will keep your energy up with treats like sparkling vodka apple lemonade, a Fruit Roll-Up-inspired medley and more.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:00pm - 2:00amFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pm - 2:00amSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pm - 2:00am
Ashes, ashes, they all fell down ... When the Black Death struck the town of Louisville Kentucky, over 5,000 residents were at the mercy of tuberculosis. Under care at The Waverly Hills Sanatorium, the building still stands to this day as one of the most haunted spaces in America. Join magician Jon Ferrentino at the Boca Black Box in Boca Raton when he conducts a theatrical seance, calling the spirits of the deceased victims that still creep throughout the halls of the hospital. A perfect pre-Halloween festivity, you'll also get to see artifacts and hear more tearful tales about this historic place.
A Taste of Theater is where theater talents take the stage to shine and get immediate feedback from the most important component of a successful play: the audience! Get a wonderful introduction to the fascinating world of theatre as you watch one scene from six different plays each night, for a total of 12 different plays over the course of this two-day event. Enjoy an exciting evening of fun at Chicago's Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep as you cast your vote for the play you like the most.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 6:30pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 6:30pm
When was the last time you partied with a princess? OK, so you probably won't see any actual royalty at this party, but how about the princess of hip-hop and R&B? Ashanti's been called that once or twice, and she's got the awards and multiplatinum sales to back up the title. And if you want to sing along live to faves like "Foolish," "Always On Time" and "What's Luv," you'd usually have to do it surrounded by huge crowds. But for this special concert, Ashanti is hitting the stage at the intimate OHM Nightclub. This Hollywood hot spot will be hopping when she belts out her hits. After the performance, keep the party going by soaking up the view and sipping drinks on the Asian garden-style balcony, or head to the vintage-cool speakeasy of the OHM Lab.