Get inspired and leave empowered at this annual two-day conference designed to put women first. This year's Los Angeles Ultimate Women's Expo features a talented panel of keynote speakers including Chiquis Rivera, Mercedes "MJ" Javid, MC Lyte and Dr. Nita Landry. Held at the L.A. Convention Center, the event also boasts dozens of shopping pavilions and live demos ranging from fashion, makeup and beauty to fitness, décor and more. Pamper yourself with mini spa treatments and massages, roll up your sleeves and take a DIY workshop, sample wines and liqueurs, and hear about the latest trends in health, finance and more in informative seminars.
Hollywood's newest, coolest pop-up museum comes Instagram ready to put you and the fam right in the middle of some amazing images. The Museum of Illusions is filled with paintings, 3-D set pieces and giant props that produce eye-popping pics, inspired by cartoons, art, current events, movies and more. You can picture yourself on a raft watching the Titanic go down, climb a sheer cliff, become a burger topping or dangle over an MC Escher-like edge. Then show off your shots and really wow your crowd back home.
Still head-banging on Broadway, School of Rock is ready to shred at Hollywood Pantages. This New York Times Critics' Pick was adapted from the 2003 film that launched Jack Black as a full-blown star, and just happens to feature 14 new songs from the King of the Musical, none other than Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. All the original tunes from the film are included too, and Entertainment Weekly called this stage version "an inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz." The show follows Dewey Finn, who was kicked out of his band and is struggling to make ends meet when he finds himself in the most unlikely of jobs -- teaching at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students' talent for classical music, he decides to steer them over to rock 'n' roll, turning this class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, mind-blowing, kick-ass band. Awesomeness ensues. Get "way hardcore" and snap up your tickets to this rocking musical.
A wildly successful exhibit, the Dragon Lights Festival has toured around the globe, stunning audiences with Chinese acrobatics and handcrafted light sculptures. Thrilling and totally lit (like ... literally), expect a dragon lantern display of over 200 feet long and two stories high, plus tons of Asian snacks and goodies. You'll have a chance to check out some crafts through live art demonstrations, and amazing stage performances every night will give you a taste of Asia's vibrant creative culture. It's all going down at Soldier Field in Chicago. General Admission tickets can be used for entry Sunday-Thursday and VIP tickets are valid for entry on any day of the event.
The Temptations and the Four Tops were two of the very greatest of all the Motown acts. The Temptations' long string of hits includes "My Girl," "Get Ready," "The Way You Do the Things You Do" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," while the Four Tops are known for eternal songs like "I Can't Help Myself," "Reach Out I'll Be There" and "Standing in the Shadows." Now, R&B tribute band Soul Infinity, featuring some of the most talented musicians in New York City, merge blues, funk and soul to bring back the sweet sounds of the 1960s and '70s during this concert at Greenwich Village's iconic Cafe Wha?
Heartbreak -- we've all been there. And nothing can lift you up when you're down like the right song. It's in these times that you need a musical Justice League, divas who can belt out a tune that goes straight to your pain like a balm. You need the Queens of Heartbreak -- Amy Winehouse, Alanis Morissette and Adele. But you don't have to be nursing a case of the blues to eat up these artists' hits. All you have to do is come down to New York's Café Wha?, where Ashley Monique Menard will lend her soulful voice and feisty sense of humor to a night of favorite tunes, backed by The Evergreen Experience. Don't miss this feel-good night of music.
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Big Apple Circus, where you can "ooh!" and "ahh!" at some of the world's most celebrated circus acts in the most intimate setting. You'll be sitting ringside with your eyes trained on the skies as 10-time world record holder Nik Wallenda launches into his signature daring feats. Hailed as "The King of the High Wire," he'll lead his Fabulous Wallendas through unforgettable aerial stunts like the seven-man pyramid. Trapeze artists will leave you gulping and clowns will keep you laughing when this Big Top bonanza comes to the Boston area.
The Santa Anita Park welcomes The Californian, a one-day celebration of sound, speed and taste that combines the prestige of a concourse motorcycle and classic car show with the excitement of horse racing, music, art and food. The event is built around an exhibit of new and old motorcycles and classic cars. You'll also see plenty of family-friendly activities, as well as a food truck rally, a pop-up retail experience, a live art installation and live music. The background, of course, is the spectacular scenery and mountainside view of Arcadia's Santa Anita Park, with its unprecedented horse racing history.
At once sidesplittingly funny and charmingly romantic, Me and My Girl was a major hit on the West End in 1937, but was largely unknown in the United States until a Broadway production in 1986, where it also became a major success. This fish-out-of-water comedy is the story of a roustabout Cockney lad who learns he's actually an Earl and must try to adjust to his new upper-class life. Several of the songs from the show became major hits of the day, including "Leaning On a Lamppost," "The Lambeth Walk" and the title song. Enjoy this charming show at The Gateway Theatre in San Francisco.
To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut's tomb, the California Science Center proudly presents the world premiere of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, the largest King Tut exhibition ever toured! Discover over 150 authentic artifacts from King Tut's celebrated tomb -- 60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt, until now. In a dramatic new presentation, dazzling multimedia complements rare artifacts to take guests on an immersive journey of the pharaoh's quest for immortality. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition!
Any Weekday From April 23 - May 25, 2018 (12:30pm - 3:30pm)
Combining great Japanese cuisine and live music, Yoshi's Oakland has quickly become one of the world's most respected venues for jazz, rock, blues and more. What started as a small sushi bar has blossomed into an award-winning live performance venue with a state-of-the-art sound system and design, occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Oakland's Jack London Square. Yoshi's Oakland has hosted such legendary jazz greats as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr., Oscar Peterson and hundreds of others, and has also expanded its focus to present a variety of musical genres -- and even popular comedians.
Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 9:00pm (Kindred the Family Soul)Wednesday, May. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Tribu)
Be ready, because as the name suggests, virtually anything can happen at the 13th annual Freestyle Festival. The party comes to the Queen Mary Events Park stage with back-to-back hit-makers including Sir Mix-a-Lot, Village People, Right Said Fred, Jody Watley, Lisa Lisa, The Jets, Johnny O., The Sugarhill Gang and more. You'll get to groove to styles like New Jack Swing, seductive R&B, party-ready hip-hop, rap, ska and more. This all-day, outdoor Long Beach music bash features more than a dozen eclectic acts that'll have you pumping your fist and shouting "That's my jam!" as you hear your favorite tunes -- and likely some new faves too.
If most people found themselves abducted by militant extremists, the stock market would probably not be at the front of their minds. But that's exactly what the American investment banker at the center of Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand is concerned with -- in fact, his life depends on it. In this taut and twisty thriller, Nick is forced to raise his own ransom -- $10 million -- and turns to Wall Street wheeling and dealing to do it. But his captors take to the lessons of the free market with terrifying results. Don't miss this timely drama at the Olney Theatre Center.
Whether you're a military veteran, are on active duty, or are just interested in finding creative ways to improve the military and the country, you won't want to miss Clever Talks 2018: Force of the Future. This event will feature keynote speakers, including everyone from former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald to former Navy Seal Rob O'Neill, who was part of the mission that resulted in Osama Bin Laden's death. There will also be Q&A panels, live performances and demonstrations, and more. The Mark Cuban Foundation presents this event at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.
Take to the streets of Philadelphia with your amigos to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the March of the Sombreros. This spectacular bar crawl includes 40 of Philly's hottest bars, and every crawler participating gets plenty of complimentary swag. While supplies last you can walk away with free glasses, hats and even a sombrero to complete the look for this festive fiesta. With no covers and drink specials all day long, celebrating Mexico's historic victory in the Battle of Puebla has never been this fun.
Inducted in 2018 to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and still going strong after over 30 years together, Bon Jovi remains one of the world's premier rock bands. One of the top-selling groups in rock history, Bon Jovi is crossing the country as part of their This House Is Not for Sale tour and they're making a stop at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It's sure to be an exciting show, where you can expect to hear all your favorite Bon Jovi hits -- like "Livin' on a Prayer," "Bad Medicine" and "Have a Nice Day" -- along with the group's more recent material.
Eat See Hear Movies combines popular films with live indie music and some of the city's most famous food trucks to create the ultimate nighttime outdoor hangout. Get a group of friends together for a laid-back night under the stars in beautiful Griffith Park, where you can catch some of the hottest up-and-coming bands and check out the latest and greatest in street-side cuisine and grab a drink at the on-site bar. Make some time to check out The Autry, because you'll also receive free admission to the museum during the event. Then, settle in on the Autry National Center's lush lawn and get ready to quote along with your favorite movies, running all summer long.
Saturday, May. 26, 2018 / 8:30pm (Doors at 5:30pm - Easy Rider)Saturday, Jun. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors at 5:30pm - Clerks)Saturday, Jul. 7, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors at 5:30pm - Rear Window)Saturday, Jul. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors at 5:30pm - Blazing Saddles)Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors at 5:30pm - Inglourious Basterds)Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors at 5:00pm - Back to the Future)Saturday, Sep. 1, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors at 5:00pm - Selena)
The Modern Atlanta Dance Festival presents the best dance from Georgia-based artists and companies each year. Consistently amazing lineups of modern and contemporary dance wow audiences with a variety of choreographers, styles and artistic visions in a single evening. There's something for every taste, and this is a fantastic way to sample the range of amazing dance in Atlanta. Now in its 24th year, the Modern Atlanta Dance Festival is packed with performances from seven different choreographers, at the Theatrical Outfit.
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, Apr. 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Jon Foreman)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 11:30pm (Wasabassco Late Night Burlesque)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 7:00pm (Betty)Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 / 7:00pm (Women of Letters With Lauren Duca, Margo Jefferson, Alexandra Kleeman, Molly Pope, Shalewa Sharpe, Jennifer Wright & More!)Tuesday, May. 1, 2018 / 6:00pm (Damn the Torpedoes: A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)Tuesday, May. 1, 2018 / 8:00pm (Damn the Torpedoes: A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)Wednesday, May. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Ferron with Kirsten Maxwell)Thursday, May. 10, 2018 / 8:30pm (James Blood Ulmer (Solo) at The Loft)
A pioneering rock opera that became a global phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar retells the last seven days in the life of the social and political rebel Jesus of Nazareth through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. Chart-topping songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, such as "Everything's Alright," "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and the high-octane title number, highlight the struggles of Jesus' final days before his crucifixion. Don't miss this righteous and explosive musical experience on the stage of the Lyric Opera House in Chicago.
As Wynton Marsalis put it, "Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it." Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago hosts jazz musicians specializing in everything from straight-ahead jazz to swing, big band, New Orleans-style and more. Every show at Winter's Jazz Club furthers the love of live jazz, where you can savor a drink for purchase along with tinnovative arrangements of the best jazz songs around.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 7:30pm (Neal Alger's Brazilian Trio - A Night of Jobim!)Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 9:30pm (Neal Alger's Brazilian Trio - A Night of Jobim!)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 7:30pm (Eddie Gomez Trio)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 9:30pm (Eddie Gomez Trio)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 7:30pm (Randy Napoleon Quartet)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 9:30pm (Randy Napoleon Quartet)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 7:30pm (Andy Brown Trio)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 9:30pm (Andy Brown Trio)
Murdo is having a metaphysical crisis; he's taken to his bed, and his mother doesn't know what to do with him! While he malingers, he is visited by his brother, his gossipy neighbor, his girlfriend, an insurance salesman, a minister, a medical specialist, Immanuel Kant, and Death, who keeps stopping by for a chat. This quirky Scottish comedy comes to Atlanta's 7 Stages Theatre Back Stage, bringing with it a meditation on life, death, love and the meaningfulness of the things we all hold dear.
Hilarity ensues in Hammonton as Eagle Theatre presents a night of stand-up comedy hosted by high-energy New York comic Kevin Hurley. With at least one headliner and one featured comedian at every show, this stellar showcase features talent you've seen on TV -- shows like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan and networks like Comedy Central -- as well as up-and-coming comics who could be the next big thing. This fresh batch of comics features Big Apple favorites like Gianmarco Soresi, Jocelyn Chia, Michael Salgarolo, Jay Jurden and Mike Lasher. Visit the onsite Sharrott Wine Lounge before and during the show to fuel your laughter with libations.
Playwright, pianist and actor Hershey Felder is famed for bringing musical greats like Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Franz Liszt and more to life via a series of engaging and acclaimed solo shows. His latest subject is Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who's not only considered one of Russia's greatest composers -- he's widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. Renowned for world-famous compositions like Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and countless ferocious and brilliant symphonies, Tchaikovsky died mysteriously at the age of 53, only nine days after conducting the premiere of his enigmatic Symphony No. 6. Now, Felder pulls back the curtain on the curious life of the beloved and tormented composer at Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre.
Sail the harbor with New York Water Tours' Liberty Cruise and get prime views of all the major sights, including the Statue of Liberty, from its open or enclosed decks. Plus, this 75-minute trip includes live narration from licensed guides, who'll offer interesting facts and historical perspectives as you pass by Lady Liberty -- arguably the most famous statue in the world -- as well as the new World Trade Center, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, Battery Park, Wall Street and the South Street Seaport. You'll circle all these breathtaking sights twice for excellent photo ops before returning to the dock.
Broadway World called Ballet Hispánico a "strong ambassador of not just Latino culture but of dance itself," and now these cultural diplomats are bringing their bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to Houston's Cullen Theater. This season's all-Latina choreographer program features Michelle Manzanales's Con Brazos Abiertos, an exploration of iconic Mexican symbols that Manzanales was reluctant to embrace as a Mexican-American child growing up in Texas; Línea Recta by Belgo-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, a work pairing the hallmark passion of flamenco dance with highly inventive and intricate partnering, set to music by flamenco guitarist Eric Vaarzon Morel; and Catorce Dieciséis by Tania Pérez-Salas, one of Mexico's most noted contemporary choreographers. This program draws upon the innovation and versatility of one of the world's premier dance companies to capture contemporary Latino culture through movement.
After a long, cold winter, it's always great to celebrate spring once it's officially sprung. Step aboard one of National Ferry Fleet's luxurious vessels, and set sail on the Potomac, taking in the capital's glorious landmarks and the gorgeous cherry trees -- which, if you're lucky, will be in full bloom. You've only got a limited window of time to soak in the beauty of the blossoms and capture panoramic photos commemorating the occasion, so don't miss this unique way to view one of D.C.'s most popular annual events. During your hour on board, let the wind blow through your hair on an outdoor deck, or relax in the climate-controlled interior cabin, and enjoy snacks and refreshments available for purchase from two onboard bars.
Atlanta comedy favorite Damon Sumner is convinced that there are two types of people in the world: people who hate kids ... and liars. And he should know; as an elementary school teacher, he's been on the front lines. Called "a blend of Kevin Hart and Jim Gaffigan," Sumner brings witty, high-energy riffs on his upbringing and everyday life to the stage. When he's not touring the country and around the world, he also co-hosts the sports podcast Forth and Ten. You can catch him as he hosts an eclectic lineup of comics at The Space at Grant Park. To top things off, your ticket includes food from Bell Street Burritos and you can bring your own beverages.
Kishore Hari, director of the Bay Area Science Festival, sits down with physicist Carlo Rovelli, the internationally bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Reality is Not What It Seems. They'll discuss the blurred lines between science and humanity in this exciting evening discussion at Burlingame Theater. Hear them talk about a subject that continues to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike: our perceptions of the flow of time.
The beaches are closed due to contamination, the sprinklers are all shut off thanks to crippling water shortages, and the mosquitoes are chock-full of Zika. From America's pastime to the great outdoors, The Second City is ready to roast summertime and they'll help you beat the heat with a night of improv at L.A.'s UP Comedy Club. Break out your short-shorts and kick back and laugh as the world-famous comedy company makes lemonade out of the sweetest -- and sourest -- of summer scenarios.
Kick off your summer with a fun evening or afternoon of drinking delicious local craft beers and chowing down on ribs, brisket, chicken and more at the BBQ & Beer Festival at Central Park in Santa Clarita. Friday night kicks off with more than 50 craft beers on tap, live music and plenty of BBQ available for purchase. Then on family friendly Saturday, enjoy live music and sample tons of amazing BBQ and craft beer available for purchase at the event. Kids age 12 and younger can come for free on Saturday and enjoy the Kid Zone filled with fun activities just for them (some activities do require an additional purchase). Please see description for more details on what your ticket includes each day.
Comic convention fever has come to the Inland Empire with Comic Con Revolution. So suit up in your best cosplay and get ready for a day jam-packed with fun. Special guests include Fabian Nicieza (co-creator of Deadpool), writers like Jason Aaron (Marvel Legacy) and Chris Claremont (X-Men), artists such as Tony Fleecs (My Little Pony) and Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman), cult favorite actors like Flash Gordon (and Ted) star Sam Jones, and many more. Attend fascinating panels, where you can go behind the scenes of comic-to-movie adaptations and hear from video game voice actors. Plus, you can browse more than 200 exhibitors, meet over 100 creators in Artist Alley and commission your own drawing, and a whole lot more. Don't miss any of the action when Comic Con Revolution flies into Ontario Convention Center.
The Longwood Symphony, whose musicians also happen to be healthcare professionals from Boston's leading hospitals and universities, offers a cure for spring fever with their latest concert at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, offering a light and breezy collection of works by Viennese composers. You'll enjoy Strauss' Blue Danube waltz and Voices of Spring, plus Mozart's Linz Symphony and Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante. Proceeds from Longwood Symphony concerts go to help health-related non-profits.
It's back, but better than ever! It helped usher totally awesome terms like "Whatever" and "As if" into the mainstream, but those gems of the lexicon are only the beginning of what the endlessly quotable film Clueless has to offer. Now the classic cult comedy starring Alicia Silverstone is getting an unauthorized musical adaptation at beloved Los Feliz dinner theater destination Rockwell. Here's the cool part. It features an all-new script, new cast and a new director. Starring some of Los Angeles' finest belters of show tunes, it's a marvelously campy onstage send-up to one of the most marvelously campy onscreen send-ups ever made.
Thursday, May. 3, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Friday, May. 4, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Saturday, May. 5, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Sunday, May. 6, 2018 / Noon (Doors Open at 11:00am)Thursday, May. 10, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Friday, May. 11, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Saturday, May. 12, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Sunday, May. 13, 2018 / Noon (Doors Open at 11:00am)
The dark side of the environmental movement is revealed in this true story of rainforest natives and a plucky New York lawyer fighting for justice against one of the world's biggest oil companies. The claim: their homeland in the Amazonian rain forest has been polluted by an evil corporate giant. But all is not what it seems. What if in this David-and-Goliath battle David is the villain? Find out at San Francisco's Phoenix Theatre.
Michael "Kidd Funkadelic" Hampton is a funk rock guitarist, composer and musical director and a Rock 'n Roll Hall of fame inductee with the band George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. He joined the Parliament Funkadelic tour at the Capitol Center in Landover MD 1974 after he was asked by one of the band members to perform at their after-party, where he impressed George Clinton by demonstrating his skill as a fresh-out-of-high-school guitar prodigy. Hampton's performances became a fixture of their concerts over the years. Clones of Funk was first conceived by founder Wesley Beann in 1989 as a reunion of fans and musicians who were dedicated to the music of Parliament and Funkadelic. George "Dr. Funkenstein" Clinton heard about the band and was invited to witness his clones. Being moved by the group's talent, Clinton joined in the performance. See both of these great groups in concert together at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, May. 12, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors at 7:00pm)
San Diego Junior Theatre is thrilled to partner with Music Theatre International and Disney Theatrical Group on a special pilot production of Newsies Jr.! Based on the 1992 motion picture and the hit Broadway musical, Newsies Jr. features a score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies Jr. is the story of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of newsies, who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. For this pilot process at the Casa del Prado Theatre, Newsies Jr. has been adapted for young performers.
Sarah Palin, the GOP's first female vice-presidential candidate, became a conservative icon and Republican kingmaker. Donna Brazile, the first African-American to head a presidential campaign, went on to lead the Democratic National Committee at a critical juncture in the 2016 campaign. They couldn't be more different -- or more surprisingly similar. Both are political trailblazers known for speaking their minds and for passionately speaking out for ordinary Americans. In this powerful conversation at Cullen Performance Hall in Houston, two of the most respected and outspoken women in American politics examine our increasingly polarized country and the future of the Republican and Democratic parties. This very honest look at both sides of the partisan divide offers new hope in the values and ideals that can bring Americans together.
What do you do when all your best friends suddenly start getting married? Forced to systematically transition from best friend to bridesman as each of his girlfriends gets married, Jordan Berman has decided it's time to start looking for a Mr. Right to call his own. This proves, however, to be a most uneasy transition. The New York Times hailed Significant Other as "an absolutely wonderful new play ... as richly funny as it is ultimately heart-stirring." Laugh (and wince) along as he wades through a string of workplace crushes, painfully awkward first dates and other romantic misadventures on his search for true love in this bittersweet comedy from Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews). After a successful off-Broadway and Broadway run, Significant Other takes the stage of L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse.
Hosted by Los Angeles-based composer and lyricist Amanda Rafkin, enjoy a night of songs from popular contemporary musicals and classic productions. She'll join a talented case of fabulous singers on the intimate Rockwell stage where you'll take in 60 years of Broadway history and show tunes. Rafkin co-wrote the music and lyrics for the musical 300 Bones and frequently performs her Broadway LA cabaret showcase throughout Hollywood.
Catch some of Atlanta's freshest and funniest comedy at the Aurora Theatre in Gwinnett, which hosts top national acts and touring comedians, as well as offering sets from the Southeast's funniest stand-ups and up-and-coming talent. Hosted by Katie Causey -- a recent UGA grad, an alumnus of the very first Aurora Theatre Apprentice Company and a two-time national competitor at the Chicago Improv Festival's College Improv Tournament -- you're all but guaranteed some good laughs. Plus, it's a refreshing change from the usual club scene -- no waitress-tipping required. The theater's located on the square in downtown Lawrenceville, providing the perfect entertainment option for a night out on the town after the show as well.
You've watched SNL for years. Now relive 40 years of the show in a way you never imagined. At Saturday Night Live: The Experience at Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications, you can become immersed in the show's fast-paced creative processes and see how ideas become reality in just days. Interact with sets, original props and costumes. Take selfies on the Jeopardy set, rock out on the Wayne's World couch, and deliver the "news" from behind the Weekend Update desk.
Any Operating Date April 1 - April 30, 2018Any Operating Date May 1 - May 31, 2018
The stars are aligning for another season of dazzling Major League Soccer action as the LA Galaxy hit the pitch at the StubHub Center in Carson. Sigi Schmid, who coached the team to their very first MLS Cup in 2002, is back at the helm, hoping to add to the Galaxy's record five titles. Giovani Dos Santos and Romain Alessandrini, both former team MVPs, are returning, and star striker Ola Kamara -- who scored 18 goals in 2017 -- is joining the squad, as is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who's played professionally throughout Europe and for his native country of Sweden, racking up more than 450 goals. Plus, the atmosphere at a Galaxy game is always out of this world, with dedicated fans and newbies alike rocking the house.
Friday, May. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (vs. San Jose Earthquakes)
Take a journey through the life, loves and laughter of the world's most beloved Yiddish humorist, as you're treated to an in-depth look at the foolish philosophers, philosophical fools, comical shtetl folk and not-so-comical scoundrels that populated Sholom Aleichem's real and fantasy worlds. This bold and bittersweet, raucous and romantic musical comedy celebrates the great man's 102nd Yahrzeit, journeying through his loves and losses, the controversy surrounding his stories and plays, his fame and his failures. The new musical -- the fifth in the Playhouse Sholom Aleichem quintilogy -- stars veteran performer Chris DeCarlo, who once again takes on the role of the beloved author. Catch Aleichem Sholom! at The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse.
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.
Tuesday, May. 1, 2018 / 8:00pm (I Love This Band)Wednesday, May. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Suzanne Vega Performing Solitude Standing & 99.9F)Thursday, May. 3, 2018 / 8:00pm (Riders In The Sky)Friday, May. 4, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Stranger: A Tribute to Billy Joel)Saturday, May. 5, 2018 / 7:00pm (Herb Alpert and Lani Hall)Wednesday, May. 9, 2018 / 8:00pm (Will Hoge)Saturday, May. 12, 2018 / 7:00pm (Kevin Nealon)Saturday, May. 12, 2018 / 10:00pm (Kevin Nealon)
Wicked stepsisters get even more sinister and the Prince's Royal Ball gets even more decadent at the hands of acclaimed performance art troupe Company XIV. They're debuting their version of Cinderella at their new space Theater XIV in Brooklyn. There'll be no sugary-sweet princess treatment here; this world premiere engagement was designed with mature audiences in mind. Directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick, this spectacular theatrical event takes its cues from Charles Perrault's 1697 fairy tale and infuses the classic with a unique blend of circus, burlesque, vaudeville, baroque dance, opera, live music and sumptuous design.
Experience the next crop of Major League Soccer stars at an LA Galaxy II game. Playing in the fan-friendly confines of StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium, LA Galaxy II matches offer an intimate setting for professional soccer in Southern California. Your ticket includes free on-site parking, plus there are discounted concessions options and a host of exciting promotional nights and giveaways. Galaxy II have been one of the most successful teams in the United Soccer League, having made the playoffs in each of their first three seasons.
Wednesday, May. 9, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Saint Louis FC)Saturday, May. 26, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Las Vegas Lights FC)Saturday, Jun. 2, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC)Sunday, Jun. 10, 2018 / 5:30pm (vs. Orange County SC)
You don't have fly halfway across the world to experience the vibrant culture of India in all its splendor; the Heritage India Festival is bringing it right to greater Washington, D.C. Spend Mother's Day weekend at this award-winning celebration where you can revel in all things South Asian. Catch spirited Bollywood and traditional dances and songs from over 300 performers. Chow down on a wide range of Indian street food, sweets, curries, plus delicious fusion creations like desi pizza. Browse the sprawling bazaar for everything from ethnic garments to home decor and artwork. Kids can get mehndi and henna "tattoos" and play with educational toys and games. If you can't wait to get to (or get back to) India, you won't want to miss this cultural extravaganza at Dulles Expo Center.
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.
Ray's swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. If he makes the team, he'll get a deal with Speedo. If he gets a deal with Speedo, he'll never need a real job. So when someone's stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, threatening the entire team's Olympic fate, Ray has to crush the rumors or risk losing everything. A sharp and stylish play about swimming, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing field, Red Speedo takes the stage of The Road On Magnolia in North Hollywood.
What happens when one of the greatest composers ever -- J.S. Bach -- attempts to set one of the most ancient Christian hymns, believed to be the very words of Mary herself, to music? You get Magnificat, a choral work of stunning beauty. Showing off the immense range of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, this piece celebrating the joy of experiencing God and praising social justice will transform Davies Symphony Hall into a majestic Baroque cathedral. And it might just change you a little bit, too.
Every week, more than two million public radio listeners tune in to This American Life to hear quirky, thought-provoking and unbelievable stories introduced by the soothing, dulcet tones of host and producer Ira Glass. In Seven Things I've Learned: An Evening With Ira Glass at Bos, Ira Glass demonstrates the creative processes that go into creating his acclaimed show, dissecting raw materials like monologues, interviews and recorded events to craft compelling narratives with music and careful editing. Come and take a fascinating look behind the scenes of the show that has been giving audiences fascinating looks behind the scenes of the American experience for more than 20 years.
The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Ten years after disappearing from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has a new life in New York where he lives amongst the joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. Christine Daaé, now one of the world's finest sopranos, is coming to perform in New York. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband Raoul and their young son to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island, where anything could happen. See this epic sequel to one of the most spectacular musicals ever to grace Broadway, as Love Never Dies brings its thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.
"They are a little bit rat. They are a little bit mole. They are all naked." Well, except Wilbur, that is. Emmy winner and Caldecott honoree Mo Willems is back, once again teaming up with Deborah Wicks La Puma, composer of Elephant and Piggie's We Are in a Play!, for this world premiere, rock 'n' roll extravaganza. Grab your friends and watch as Wilbur, a clothes-loving mole rat with exceptional style, navigates the pressure to be just like everyone else. With tail-shaking tunes, empowering messages of individuality and classic Mo Willems humor, this musical is sure to rock audiences of all ages. Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed marches to the beat of its own drummer at Seattle Children's Theatre - Charlotte Martin Theatre.
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 L.A. summer experience. Street Food Cinema features a different lineup of eats and entertainment for a fabulous variety of fun under the stars. 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, May. 19, 2018 / 8:30pm (The Land Before Time: 30th Anniversary -- Doors Open at 5:30pm)Saturday, Jun. 16, 2018 / 8:30pm (Mrs. Doubtfire: 25th Anniversary -- Doors Open at 5:30pm)Saturday, Jul. 28, 2018 / 8:30pm (Space Jam -- Doors Open at 5:30pm)Saturday, Sep. 1, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Wizard of Oz -- Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Host of the Bounce TV show Off the Chain, comedian-actor Rodney Perry brings his funny personality fans have come to love to Atlanta Comedy Theater. Perry has hosted and performed on the popular stand-up show for the past two seasons, welcoming top comics like Kim Coles and Cocoa Brown, among many more. The Louisiana-raised comic also scored a starring role in the Tyler Perry film Madea's Big Happy Family, and performed co-hosting duties on BET's The Mo'Nique Show, as well as Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes?, TV One's comedy competition series.
Thursday, May. 10, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In By 8:00pm)Friday, May. 11, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In By 8:00pm)Friday, May. 11, 2018 / 10:30pm (Check In By 10:00pm)Saturday, May. 12, 2018 / 7:30pm (Check In By 7:00pm)Saturday, May. 12, 2018 / 10:00pm (Check In By 9:30pm)Saturday, May. 12, 2018 / 11:59pm (Check In By 11:30pm)
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood -- a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Don't miss this acclaimed musical at the Hammer Theatre Center in San Jose.
This Hollywood supper club hosts great live jazz and cabaret in a setting with Old World charm. Catalina Bar & Grill has lived up to its slogan "Nothing But the Best in Jazz" by presenting a veritable who's who of music legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Carmen McRae, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman and vocalists like Melissa Manchester, Brenda Russell, Jane Monheit, Barbara Morrison and many more.
Enjoy a delicious meal while enjoying an interactive musical revue from Top Shelf. Spanning doo-wop, gospel, and Motown favorites to a powerful, inspirational finale, the fully-staged and choreographed production is a power-packed fun-filled family reunion. Participate in the silent auction for fabulous Mother's Day gifts, including vacations, fine art, entertainment/sports items, jewelry, home decor and more. It's the perfect way to celebrate cherished memories with the special ladies in your life!
With its hothouse emotions, lush melodies and commentary on racial tolerance, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific is both a romantic musical and a deeply felt drama. As Americans stationed on an island paradise during World War II, a nurse and a GI both fall in love with island residents, but a culture clash threatens their relationships. Ultimately love wins out, but the dangers of war threaten their happy endings. The unforgettable score of this timeless musical is filled with all-time favorites like "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "There is Nothing Like a Dame" and "Bali Ha'i." See for yourself why this Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning musical has melted the hearts of audiences for over 60 years at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Welcome to the '90s -- the 1590s, long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves -- gasp! -- singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! But amidst the scandalous excitement of Opening Night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self ... and all that jazz. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals, those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us and remind us that everything's better with an exclamation point! Catch "Broadway's big, fat hit!" (NY Post) when it comes to Kravis On Broadway - Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.
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.
A young beggar is beaten by the palace guards for standing too close to the palace gate. The Prince witnesses this, stops the guards and invites Tom into the palace for food. As they get to know each other, they're surprised to find that they look alike and share the same birthday. This leads to a daring plan. The young boys are eager to experience how the other lives, and decide to switch places temporarily. During the switch, King Henry VIII of England dies and the court prepares to crown a beggar boy as the country's new king. Mark Twain's classic tale of mistaken identity is full of wild adventures for both boys as they risk all to find out who they are, what they are worth, and what friendship really is.
The entertainment phenomenon known as the Blue Man Group is better than ever in this updated show featuring all-new material at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre. You'll find the famous blue bald guys interacting with "GiPads," taking a humorous look at contemporary forms of communication, and performing a pulsating new finale set to an original music score. Audiences of all ages worldwide have experienced and loved Blue Man Group, a wildly imaginative stage show that cleverly combines comedy, art and science with fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music.
Ah, adolescence -- your parents drive you crazy, school is a drag, and you just discovered the seeming all-consuming importance of sex. The coming-of-age story has inspired countless classics, but few have exploded the way Spring Awakening did on Broadway and at the Tonys. With insanely catchy songs like "The B**ch of Living" and "Totally F**ked," this rock musical remix of a scandalous 1891 German play is a thoroughly modern take on the universal messiness of growing up. Now Cupcake Theater brings this bold and poignant modern classic to North Hollywood.
Damini Ogulu, better known by his stage name Burna Boy, is an Afro-fusion singer and songwriter. Known for his smooth patois influenced delivery in a voice reminiscent of notable music legends, Burna Boy has consistently wowed fans with his original and unpredictable style and energetic performances. His body of work includes hits like " Like to Party," "Tonight," "Yawa Dey," "Run My Race," "Don Gorgon," "Soke" and "Pree Me." A versatile musician who regularly mixes dance-hall, Afrobeat, R&B and hip-hop into one smooth package, Burna Boy has two mixtapes, two albums and host of collaborations with music heavyweights such as Wizkid, D'banj, AKA, Drake, Wande Coal, Phyno, Tuface, Reminisce, Olamide, and more. His latest body of work, an EP titled Redemption, is available for download now. Meanwhile, check him out live when he hits the stage at Howard Theatre in D.C.
Featuring some of New York City's finest musicians, the R&B tribute band Soul Infinity fuses blues, funk and soul to bring back the sweet sounds of the 1960s and '70s. The group is headed to New York's Club Bonafide for The Best of Motown, in which they'll showcase their skills on the artists of the legendary Detroit label. From Marvin Gaye to Al Green, Otis Redding to Bobby Womack, you'll hear all the hits that you know and love during this concert that will get you on your feet.
A Bronx Tale is Broadway's new hit musical. And now it's a New York Times Critics' Pick. Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Sister Act) direct this new musical adaptation of the classic story from Chazz Palminteri. Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. A Bronx Tale features music by eight-time Tony Award winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors), book and lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), and choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, On Your Feet). Don't miss your chance to see the show that AM New York hails as, "a combination of Jersey Boys and West Side Story," at the Longacre Theatre.
Are you experimenting with adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle? Whether your motivation is health- or environment-related, you'll definitely want to head to Metropolitan Pavilion for a day of browsing, tasting, learning and shopping. More than 100 vendors will be on hand with a plethora of produce and products. You'll also hear some incredible speakers, including plant-based doctors, authors, chefs, fitness professionals and more. There'll even be an area with fun kids' activities, so bring the whole family for a day of healthy fun at this 8th annual event in the city.
Saturday, May. 19, 2018 / 11:00am-6:00pmSunday, May. 20, 2018 / 11:00am-6:00pmSat, May 19 & Sun, May 20, 2018 (11:00am-6:00pm)
Kelly "K-Dubb" Walker cracks up audiences around the country with his wacky stories of life in Memphis and observations of everyday life, like the creepy voice of the self-checkout machines at the grocery store. K-Dubb has appeared on VH1's T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, BET's Comic View, Comedy Central's Comedy After Dark, Def Comedy Jam, Showtime's Monique's Big Black Comedy Show and more. Now this quickly rising star on the comedy scene hits the stage at Atlanta Comedy Theater for a night of laughs.
Thursday, May. 31, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In By 8:00pm)Friday, Jun. 1, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In By 8:00pm)Friday, Jun. 1, 2018 / 10:30pm (Check In By 10:00pm)Saturday, Jun. 2, 2018 / 7:30pm (Check In By 7:00pm)Saturday, Jun. 2, 2018 / 10:00pm (Check In By 9:30pm)Saturday, Jun. 2, 2018 / 11:59pm (Check In By 11:29pm)Sunday, Jun. 3, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In By 8:00pm)
The former host of BET's Rap City, gut-busting stand-up Joe Clair -- a.k.a. "Joe Cleezy" -- brings his big personality, boisterous delivery and hard-hitting jokes to Atlanta Comedy Theater. Combining college intellect with hood swagger, Clair's headlined venues all over the country with his irreverence, quick wit and spirited energy. He's done everything from HBO's Def Comedy Jam to BET's Comic View, and fans in the D.C. area know him best as a drive time DJ on WPGC. Hear him do what he does best: share his gift of mouth-almighty.
Thursday, May. 24, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In By 8:00pm)Friday, May. 25, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In By 8:00pm)Friday, May. 25, 2018 / 10:30pm (Check In By 10:00pm)Saturday, May. 26, 2018 / 7:30pm (Check In By 7:00pm)Saturday, May. 26, 2018 / 10:00pm (Check In By 9:30pm)Saturday, May. 26, 2018 / 11:59pm (Check In By 11:29pm)
Barbara Carlyle has been doing comedy for 40 years. The celebration begins at the Comedy House as she kicks off her 40 Years and a Stool Tour. Her comedic skills are so carefully honed that she leaves audiences in stitches wherever she goes. Carlyle has appeared on The Apollo Comedy Hour, Def Jam and Comic View, just to name a few. Originally from Philly, TuRae has made two appearances on BET's Comic View, and has also been seen on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment Stand Up, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and The Mo'Nique Show.
After spending several years away from the spotlight, 702 has finally answered the question posed in their smash hit "Where My Girls At?" -- they're back on the road after reuniting at the 2017 Soul Train Music Awards. The platinum-selling trio of Kameelah Williams and sisters Irish Grinstead and LeMisha Fields, who named themselves 702 after their home area code in Vegas, broke big in '96 with their debut album No Doubt. After releasing hit singles like "Steelo," "All I Want" and "Get It Together," their follow-up disc featured the Missy Elliot-penned and produced "Where My Girls At?" Celebrate their return at the Howard Theater in DC.
Saturday, May. 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love -- including the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more -- plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago," in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who's ever had a wish, a dream ... or a really great pair of shoes. The show's national tour brings its magic to Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre.
From the writers of Sweeney Todd comes this hilarious story of romantic attachments, detachments and mismatching. The winner of four Tony Awards, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desiree Armfeldt and the men who love her. Featuring the classic, Grammy Award-winning song "Send in the Clowns" and a beautiful, lush score, A Little Night Music is a story of love, nostalgia, regret and the magic of music on a summer's night. Watch the twisting, turning romantic involvements go awry when this musical waltzes into Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center.
For every mega-success like the iPhone, VCR and Ford Mustang, there's a couple of Apple Newtons, Betamaxes and Edsels that crashed and burned before them -- and The Museum of Failure celebrates these marketing missteps in all their glory. Now housed in Hollywood with an expanded collection, this primo collection of product blunders, curated by a Swedish innovation researcher, brings the best worst ideas together in an Instagram-friendly collection at Hollywood & Highland. You'll see artifacts spanning from the 17th century right up to the present, including a Trump-based board game, Casio's tiny color TV, New Coke and plenty more. No word on whether Ishtar is included in this Hollywood edition, however.
April 25 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 26 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 27 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 28 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 29 @ 10:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm) April 30 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) May 1 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) May 2 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm)
Fasten your seatbelts, because Theatre Rhinoceros' smash hit from last season, the fun-filled musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is rolling back into San Francisco's Gateway Theatre for an encore run. Based on the popular cult film, this high-energy musical adventure follows three disco drag queens aboard a battered old bus on a road trip through the Australian Outback. The journey becomes a touching, life-changing experience as the three companions search for and find love, friendship and acceptance. This hilarious, heartwarming and critically acclaimed production features dazzling costumes as well as a virtual hit parade of dance and sing-along favorites, including "It's Raining Men," "I Love the Nightlife" and "I Will Survive."
In the '70s and '80s, Daryl Hall and John Oates took the Philly soul music sound they'd grown up with and made it smoother and catchier. This reinvention of a classic sound took them straight to the top of the charts, scoring six platinum records and a string of No. 1 singles, including "Maneater," "Private Eyes" and "Rich Girl." Now these Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are taking the stage at SAP Center in San Jose with pop-rock hitmakers Train. With a slew of hits over the past 20 years, including "Calling All Angels," "Hey, Soul Sister," "Meet Virginia" and, of course, the double Grammy-winning "Drops of Jupiter," Train will add their catalog of sing-alongs to the night, then join Hall & Oates onstage for an epic finale that'll make this one concert you don't want to miss.
Orange County's best food & beverage event returns with the 5th Annual Taste of Santa Ana! Prepare your taste buds to try unlimited culinary creations from over 40+ restaurants, and samples from local breweries, wineries, and distilleries. This event brings Orange County foodies together to discover and celebrate with tasty food bites and refreshing drinks. Savor some tastings, grab a drink, then groove away to live bands Cold Duck and Pop Gun Rerun.
Eugene O'Neill's enduring master work, Anna Christie, is a surprisingly contemporary play that still crackles with fierce physicality, humor and drama. After a 20-year separation, a coal barge captain (Lyric Stage favorite Johnny Lee Davenport) is reunited with the daughter he unwittingly abandoned to a life of hardship. It seems like Anna has found love with a shipwrecked sailor, only to be rejected by both of the men in her life when her dark past is revealed. As both her father and her suitor come to recognize their own responsibility for her plight, all three of them struggle to find forgiveness and redemption in each other. Following his acclaimed production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Scott Edmiston takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest playwrights.
Celebrate the dynamic and danceable music of the Buena Vista Social Club with this tribute to the Golden Age of Cuba, featuring a red-hot trio of musicians: guitarist-vocalist Francois Wiss, Damian Quinones on guitar and vocals, and Danny Valdez on percussion and vocals. The set list will include such Buena Vista Social Club favorites as "Chan Chan," "El Payande," "Se Seco el Arroyito" and many others. Enjoy The Music of Buena Vista Social Club: Tribute to Cuba's Golden Age at New York City's Club Bonafide.
The classic sounds of jazz legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Sarah Vaughan still have the power to bring a tear to the eye or joy to the soul, decades after the fact. In Jazz Queens, vocalist Emilie Surtees pays homage to these musical powerhouses with a tribute concert that highlights the amazing work of these artists and showcases Surtees' tremendous vocal abilities. This evening of jazz standards takes place at the eclectic Club Bonafide in New York City.
When a woman in the midst of a mid-life crisis meets a young man in that uncertain stage between college graduation and the real world, there's no avoiding the drama that follows. The Graduate is one of the great American films and now, Mike Nichols' cinematic classic is brought to life on the stage. It's 1964 and Benjamin Braddock is leaving behind the safety of college for an unknown future full of insecurities. Enter Mrs. Robinson, the frustrated wife of his father's business partner, and Ben gets an education not found in any college curriculum.
Hilarity abounds in Plaza Suite, a portrait of three couples successively occupying the same hotel digs. A suburban couple takes the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before. Wait. Was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years, she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells, "I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!" This classic play hits the stage in Scottsdale at Desert Stage's intimate Actors Café.
A true musical icon, the late Marvin Gaye, known as the Prince of Motown, possessed a musical genius that enabled him to easily transition from creating upbeat pop to more socially conscious music, from upbeat funk to "satin-sheet soul." His long string of hits includes "I Heard it Through the Grapevine," "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)," "What's Going On," "Let's Get it On," "Got to Give It Up" and "Sexual Healing." Meanwhile, musical luminary Bill Withers is known for irresistible chart-toppers like "Lean on Me," "Ain't No Sunshine," "Just the Two of Us" and more. He has three Grammys and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Join Harlem-based Papa J. and Mo' Soul as they pay homage to these two legends. Incorporating soul, funk and blues into their unique sound, the pair's tribute to Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers is sure to work your groove thing during this live show at Club Bonafide in New York City.
Harlem-based duo Papa J. and Mo' Soul honor legends Al Green and Otis Redding with a musical tribute at New York's Club Bonafide. You'll hear Green classics like "Let's Stay Together," "Love and Happiness" and "Tired of Being Alone," as well as Redding's timeless "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay," "Try a Little Tenderness" and "I've Been Loving You Too Long."
Gritty bank heist drama Set It Off comes blasting onto the stage when playwright-director Je'Caryous Johnson puts his twist on the mid-'90s cinematic hit. Frankie, T.T., Stoney and Cleo are back in the driver's seat, bringing the action-packed, adrenaline-fueled crime spree to the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. For this theatrical adaptation, multi-platinum selling rapper Da Brat steps in as Cleo, the role played by Queen Latifah in the original. She's joined by former Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett, singer-actress Demetria McKinney and small-screen veteran Kyla Pratt. Watch more money lead to more problems for this tenacious crew of women willing to risk it all.
What effect does it have on a person -- a soul, a life -- to have freedom and self-respect stripped away and then ostensibly returned years later, after decades of incarceration? The Exonerated attempts to answer this question through the words of six innocent men and women who, after years in jail, emerged from death row to try to reclaim what was left of their lives. Experience this riveting exploration of the dark side of the American criminal justice system at Long Island City's Secret Theatre.
From Amy Herzog, the award-winning author of 4000 Miles (a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), comes Belleville, which follows a young American expat couple living in a trendy Parisian neighborhood. Their life seems lovely, but beneath the surface of Zack and Abby's enviable marriage, unrest simmers. Hailed by The New York Times as "thrillingly good," this chilling psychological drama asks unsettling questions about whether you can ever really "know" another person. Starring Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect, True Blood) and Thomas Sadoski (Life in Pieces, The Newsroom), this modern Hitchcock-style drama will keep you on the edge of your seat at The Pasadena Playhouse.
The Adele Tribute "Hello" is the ultimate tribute to the world famous and much loved soul singer Adele. Featuring songs from her debut album 19, her mega-hit sensation 21 and record-breaking follow-up album 25. The Evergreen Experience delivers every song you love by Adele such as "Hello," "Rumor Has It," "Someone Like You," "When We Were Young," "Rolling in the Deep," "Set Fire to the Rain," "Send My love to Your New Lover" and many more. You will feel powerful performances from the effervencent Ashley Monique Menard and the charming Jessica Stark. These women leaves audiences spellbound with rich, velvety and soulful vocals. See them both at Club Bonafide in New York.
An enchanting mix of international beats, sultry vocals and more than a smidgen of accordion brings a cosmopolitan cabaret feel to shows by the city's own Dodo Band. Fronted by the slinky Marusa, a classically trained opera singer, this eclectic group of artists sails through everything from samba, swing and tango to klezmer, reggae, balkanica and beyond, giving it all a cool retro sound. Check out their latest jam at New York's Club Bonafide.
New York-based vocalist Chloe Perrier studied jazz for three years in Paris before releasing her first album, Coeur de Francaise (Heart of a French Girl), recorded between France and the U.S. Since then, she's performed regularly on both sides of the Atlantic in venues like Le Sunset, Le Franc Pinot, Zinc Bar, The Iridium, La Defense, Cafe Wha? and more. In this Club Bonafide show, she's set to entertain with jazz classics, bossa nova selections, French standards and even a few compositions of her own.
The illegitimate son of a French laundress in turn-of-the-century Buenos Aires, Carlos Gardel would ultimately rise to fame as one of the greatest tango singers of all time. Now the legendary tango star gets a rousing musical tribute by popular musical duo Yael & Gabriel at Club Bonafide in NYC. Yael Dray-Barel is a French-Israeli singer-songwriter influenced by rock and gypsy jazz, and her songs often incorporate the five languages she speaks. Argentinian guitarist Gabriel Hermida infuses his compositions with the essence of classical tango, flamenco and contemporary jazz. At this special concert, the pair will pay tribute to the bossa nova legend and put a spotlight on Hermida's countryman Ástor Piazzolla, who's credited with adding a touch of jazz and classical to tango, forging a new style called nuevo tango.
Filipino-American songstress Angel Ram pays tribute to the songs and music of Gloria Estefan, one of the best-selling, most successful crossover performers to ever grace the international pop charts. Side by side with her keyboardist husband Emilio Estefan, Gloria transcended the Latin music scene and became a global icon, winning seven Grammys on her way to the top. A lifelong Estefan fan who knows how to put on a show, Ram will hit the stage of Club Bonafide to bring a dash of Estefan's Miami flavor to New York. You'll hear muy caliente dance hits like "Conga," "1, 2, 3" and "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," plus heartfelt ballads like "Don't Wanna Lose You" and "Anything for You" at this concert.
When it comes to catching the biggest names in comedy doing their thing at a historic venue, it's hard to top Laugh Factory Hollywood in the heart of the Sunset Strip. A short list of comics that have graced its luminous stage include Tim Allen, Whitney Cummings, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Nealon and many more. You just never know who is going to drop by to get the crowd roaring with a hilarious set. So get on down to the Laugh Factory, get yourself a drink from the full bar, and get ready to crack up with the best of them.
Written and performed by Carlyle Brown and directed by Noel Raymond, Acting Black is part spoken-word performance, part stand-up comedy and part Ted Talk. It comes complete with a PowerPoint presentation and inspiration from the styles and traditions of the likes of Richard Pryor, George Carlin and the outrageous Lord Buckley. In it, Brown riffs on the roots of American racism and its consequences for all of us. You'll laugh out loud while being hit where you live: in the gut. Acting Black explores the appropriation of the African American narrative through performance and traces the birth of its beginnings from a single individual on a specific night in Louisville, Kentucky in 1828, to the racial conflicts we still experience today. Don't miss this timely and entertaining show St. Paul's Lowry Lab Theater.
Sara Goode, an enormously successful American woman working as the British representative of a major Hong Kong bank, is about to celebrate her 54th birthday, and she isn't exactly happy about it. Firmly ensconced in her lovely London home, she leads a quiet, almost cold, expatriate life with her daughter, Tess. For the birthday celebration, her two sisters, Gorgeous Teitelbaum (a loving housewife and mother with her own call-in radio advice program), and Pfeni Rosensweig (peripatetic third-world travel writer, alas, unmarried), are expected to arrive at any moment. As if this weren't causing Sara enough stress, Mervyn Kant shows up at her door, and she doesn't even know the man, who, at first sight, is instantly smitten with her. Mervyn is a furrier and a friend of Pfeni's on-again-off-again, bi-sexual lover. After her sisters arrive for the celebration, Tess, and her boyfriend, Tom, turn up and advise her that they're planning on rushing off to his ancestral Lithuania for reasons of political protest. Next to arrive is Nicholas, the stuffy Brit whom Sara has been "seeing" although he seems somewhat anti-Semitic. All of this adds up to a most interesting evening filled with unexpected romance, suspected partings, recriminations, reconciliations and, above all, newfound love and acceptance. Enjoy Wendy Wasserstein's The Sisters Rosensweig at Escondido's Patio Playhouse.
The critically acclaimed Ballet Chicago Studio Company returns to the Harris Theater for another outstanding program of works: three condensed versions of beloved story ballets. For the ballet aficionado and newcomer alike, George Balanchine's Swan Lake is an absolute must-see on the ballet bucket list. Resident Choreographer Ted Seymour puts his spin on The Creatures of Prometheus, composed by Beethoven, and Artistic Director Daniel Duell helms Hansel and Gretel, by 19th-century composer Engelbert Humperdinck. Jump into spring with Ballet Chicago's triptych of treasured story ballets.
Since the early '90s, laid-back Chicago comic Damon Williams has been a BET staple, popping up on Comic View and appearing on the BET Live lineup. Along the way, Williams has also hosted Showtime at the Apollo, held down his own Comedy Central special, opened for the Kings of Comedy, worked the college crowd on the Black Comedy Tour and even tried his hand at musical comedy productions. Now, Williams brings his take-no-prisoners musings ("I know I'm going to hell, but I'm taking some of y'all with me!") on everything from hair weaves, courtroom behavior, strip clubs and bedroom tips to the Punchline Comedy Lounge in Southfield.
John Henton first made his mark in the '90s, when he impressed Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show before scoring notable roles on two popular and long-running sitcoms: Living Single and The Hughleys. Since then, he's appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, The View, Conan and Politically Incorrect, among many others, including a return appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Now you can catch this consummate comic live on stage on Mother's Day weekend when he returns to the Pittsburgh Improv in Homestead.
"Uncle" Kenny Howell is that crazy, insanely ignorant uncle who we all love even as he makes us cringe. With his unique way of finding humor in his childhood experiences, Howell has the gift comedians dream of -- a reality-based form of comedy that people of all races and sexes can relate to. Growing up in Chicago's rough-and-tumble housing projects gave Howell a wide range of life experiences that he relates in a hilarious manner on the stage. Prepare for big laughs when he comes to Punchline Comedy Lounge in Southfield.
Kevin Tate's charming yet in-your-face humor leaves audiences begging for more. He's also a part of All Def Comedy and the creator of the popular sketch video Trust Issues. Catch him live at Punchline Comedy Lounge in Southfield.
The ninth annual Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival is a two-day celebration of America's biggest backyard pastime, dedicated to showcasing the South's best BBQ cooking, beverages and music. This outdoor party at Atlantic Station features some of Atlanta's top BBQ restaurants serving up their specialties, a children's area for the little ones and more than 30 professional barbecue teams from across the region competing in a cook off for cash prizes, trophies and plenty of delicious bragging rights.
The 13th Annual Bay Area Maker Faire is a celebration of invention, creativity and curiosity. Immerse yourself in maker culture with a bounty of exhibits, stages, interactive art, hands-on making and learning. The three-day event features robotics, science, cosplay, electronics, tools and much more. For the first time ever there will be an Industry, Career and College day and incredible new art installations. Score tickets now for the event that inspires the future of innovation by showcasing the creative and experimental minds who make, play, tinker and hack.
Some comedians make you laugh; others, like Katt Williams, will make you think while you're cracking up. A stand-up comic, actor and rapper, Williams brings his insightful, often polarizing but always hilarious material to Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on his Conspiracy Theory tour. Williams doesn't pull any punches as he delves into politics (especially "our first Flamin' Hot Cheeto president"), race relations and police brutality. A veteran of The Tracy Morgan Show, My Wife and Kids and others TV shows and films, he's currently set to return in the final Friday film. But he's never better than when he's onstage, so don't miss this chance to see him in action live.
Friday, May. 18, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
PAW Patrol is on a roll with its hit live tour! It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay's Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom's Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and run the race in her place. Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that "no job is too big, no pup is too small," and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line. Bring the whole family and join the adventure at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
It's 1890 in a lawless territory out west -- and Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy, finds himself sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. Johnny's sister, a novice nun in a nearby mission, is persuaded to plead with a corrupt governor to spare her brother's life, and the governor promises to pardon Johnny if she'll "do his bidding" for the night. Adding to the hilarious complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche. Be there when this knee-slappin' musical loosely based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure hits New York's New World Stages - Stage 4. It's naughty, it's country and it's back by popular demand after a sold-out, three-time extended run that nabbed three Lucille Lortel Award noms including Outstanding Musical. Yee-haw, verily!
Avast, ye scurvy dogs! Circus Vargas is back with an all new show that's sure to spark joy in the hearts of landlubbers and swabbies alike. America's favorite traveling big top circus adds a fantastical new level of swashbuckling spectacle to its music-filled extravaganza with Dreaming of Pirates at the Galpin Ford Lot in Burbank. Jam-packed with aerial feats, acrobatics and clowning, not to mention a colorful cast of characters, world-class performers, singing, comedy and more, Dreaming of Pirates has plenty of treasures for the whole family to enjoy. Before the show, kids have the chance to step into the ring and learn circus skills. After the show, stick around to meet and take pictures with the cast.
The hilarious antics of beloved senior roommates Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia made The Golden Girls the must-see TV show of the '80s. This loving send-up features the original cast of The Golden Girls Live from New York City returning to celebrate their 15th anniversary at the Producers' Club. You'll even get a photo-op with the cast after the show, so bring your smartphone or camera! This drag parody finds the silver-haired ladies reunited at the funeral of Dorothy's second husband. Enjoy the loving and hilarious episode that never was (but fans always wanted): "The Lost Reunion Episode."
LOL Times Square comedy club is home to more than just punchlines and potshots. Times Square Magic takes over the club's stage with astonishing feats of mind-reading, juggling and illusions. You'll see magicians from New York and beyond who've pulled off the seemingly impossible on America's Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and more. It's mind-blowing fun for the whole family.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Tuesday, May. 1, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Wednesday, May. 2, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Thursday, May. 3, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Friday, May. 4, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
A deviously delicious musical musical send-up of '50s B movies, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatergoers for more than 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. Meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" (after his coworker crush). The outlandish little plant grows up to be a foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it. Seems simple, but what the plant eats is ... blood. Yikes! Eventually, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out-of-this world origins and its plans for global domination!
Widely regarded as the most significant play of the 20th century, Waiting for Godot is something every theater lover should see at least once. What playwright Samuel Beckett built with this work was a monument -- not of stones, but of words -- to the mysteries of existence, and his towering achievement moves and unsettles audiences like no other play. On a lonely road beneath a barren tree, two vagabonds wait for a man named Mr. Godot. As the evening unfolds, a desperate, humorous and unchanging universe is revealed, delighting and challenging all those who experience it. Directed by the Tony Award-winning Garry Hynes, Waiting for Godot makes its regional premiere at Lansburgh Theatre.
Bring a special someone and experience a beautiful New York City sunset against the illuminated city skyline during a lovely and intimate cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers. Relax and enjoy an included glass of champagne, beer, wine, soda or water as you take in the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the open deck or glassed-in observatory of this retro 1920s-style yacht. Sights you'll see include the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the South Street Seaport, Battery Park and the Financial District -- if you can take your eyes off the setting sun.
Cinco de Mayo happens to fall on a Saturday this year, so there's no excuse not to get the fiesta started early. You and your compadres can celebrate the Mexican win over the French by hitting some of the best watering holes in Philadelphia on this third annual pub crawl. You'll pick up your wristband and venue map at Infusion and head out for a full day of no-cover fun, with plenty of margaritas, tequila and Coronas to be ordered and enjoyed.
The nonprofit live theater company Dragon Theatre produces shows that are uncommon, intimate and accessible to its audiences, artists and community. With an emphasis on empathy and boldness, their works illuminate deeper facets of the human condition. Dragon Late Nights stays open on select Friday nights in Redwood City to showcase up-and-coming local talents with unique performances, from song and dance to storytelling, that you won't see anywhere else.
Friday, May. 4, 2018 / 9:30pm (Late Apologies by Jake Arky)Friday, Jul. 13, 2018 / 9:30pm (Half Truths with Matt Herrero)
In this sexy French farce, it's the 1960s and Parisian womanizer Bernard is enjoying the good life with his three fiancées -- all beautiful airline hostesses with frequent (but never overlapping) layovers in Paris. And thanks to Bernard's faithful housekeeper, who nimbly switches out photos and favorite foods in his apartment according to schedule, the women will never find out about each other. All is going great, until a new, faster Boeing jet throws the airline schedules out of whack and Bernard finds himself juggling all three women at once. Add Bernard's friend -- who's hilariously bad at keeping all the lies straight -- to the mix, and the whole plan is poised to fall apart. This slapstick comedy from French playwright Marc Camoletti won a Tony on Broadway and was made into a 1965 film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis. Now you can laugh along with all the saucy fun at this production of Boeing Boeing at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre.
She's backed up superstars like Diana Ross, Jewel and Aretha Franklin on some of the biggest stages in the world -- and now you can experience award-winning singer Robbi Kumalo front and center as she brings her musical tribute The Music of Nina Simone to the stage of Club Bonafide in New York City. Named a "Best Bet" by The New York Times, Kumalo's larger-than-life voice and personality adds new dimension to the music of the "High Priestess of Soul," famed for her unforgettable renditions of R&B and jazz classics like Gershwin's "I Loves You, Porgy," "My Baby Just Cares for Me" and "I Put a Spell on You."
Organized with unprecedented access to David Bowie's personal archive, this exhibition explores the creative process of an artist whose sustained reinventions, innovative collaborations and bold characterizations revolutionized the way we see music, inspiring people to shape their own identities while challenging social traditions. David Bowie is has been touring globally for the past five years and is taking its final bow at the Brooklyn Museum, providing an opportunity to view this one-of-a-kind material.
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Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the San Francisco Bay's historic waterfront on Blue & Gold Fleet's Bay Cruise Adventure. This fully narrated one-hour tour features information and history on city landmarks and plenty of opportunities for taking pictures of the unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, so you can experience the sights and sounds from out on deck or take it all in from the warmth and comfort of an interior seat -- either experience makes for a truly great San Francisco adventure.
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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.
Long before Carole King became a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a girl from Brooklyn. Beloved for penning such iconic pop classics as "You've Got a Friend" and "I Feel the Earth Move," she fought her way into the record business as a teenager and ultimately flourished, writing hits for some of the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice. Beautiful is the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. It's no surprise that Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album of 2015. See this unforgettable show at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.
Before the Beatles or The Rolling Stones ever played a note, rock 'n' roll was forever changed by the bespectacled kid from Texas. Buddy tells the true story of Buddy Holly through his short-yet-inspirational career and features classic songs like "That'll be the Day," "Peggy Sue," the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace," Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and many more. Don't miss this American Blues Theater production at Stage 773 in Chicago.
Park yourself down at Arts Garage to enjoy world-class music from established, Grammy-winning artists and exciting, new up-and-comers in a comfortable cabaret atmosphere in Delray Beach. From jazz, blues, Latin and soul to world music, classical, urban and hip-hop, Arts Garage attracts famed artists and "performers at the top of their game" (Palm Beach Post) with its excellent acoustics and intimate, up-close seating. You're also welcome to bring your own food and drink to make your evening complete, or partake in snacks and sodas from the concessions stand.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Sober Clubbing Experience)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Mojo Ike and Val Experience - Blues, R&B, Jazz)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 7:00pm (Spider Cherry - Soul, Rock & Heartfelt Ballads)Friday, May. 4, 2018 / 8:00pm (Leon Foster Thomas Quintet with Special Guest Mino Cinelu)Saturday, May. 5, 2018 / 8:00pm (Huntertones - Feel Good Jazz)Sunday, May. 6, 2018 / 7:00pm (Lucas Apostoleris Quintet - Jazz)Sunday, May. 13, 2018 / 7:00pm (Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues - Blues)Friday, May. 18, 2018 / 8:00pm (Hello Elevator - Alternative Rap)
An equally hilarious and savage look at how sometimes family can be our greatest adversary and faith our most powerful weapon against them. The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a knock-down, drag-out war over a precious family heirloom that was protected through the Holocaust. In one corner is the volatile and self-righteous "Super Jew" Daphna Feygenbaum. In the other is her entitled and proudly-secular cousin Liam, with his "shiksa" girlfriend Melody in tow. Caught in the middle is Liam's brother, Jonah, who wants nothing more than to be left out of it. Bad Jews provides an irreverent take on faith in modern America, coming to NextStop Theatre in Northern Virginia.
Clean Made: LA is a two-day event that offers bites and goods for those who favor a sustainable lifestyle. If you're looking to live cleaner, Clean Made - The GOODS has got you covered with more than 75 of the latest health products and trends. L.A.'s California Market Center will overflow with exhibitors to sample, taste and purchase from along with panels, demos, plus yoga and meditation classes, a beauty lounge and more. Your ticket includes admission to the Clean Made Market. If you want food tastings of sustainable, healthful food, as well as organic wine cider and cocktails, you must purchase tickets for the Clean Food Fest separately.
Comedian Robert Powell III first took the stage a decade ago on a dare, but when he made that first audience laugh the bug bit him -- and he's been making audiences laugh ever since. RP3 (as he's affectionately known) has performed alongside some of the best comedians in the business, including Kevin Hart, Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Kevin James. He went on the road with Shaq's All Star Comedy Jam, not to mention his own Robert Powell and Friends tour. Also performing will be JJ Williamson, who won the Bay Area Comedy Competition and has appeared on Showtime at the Apollo and BET's Comic View. Don't miss the laughs at the Baltimore Comedy Factory.
Prepare your body for BODY, where you can shake it to the best in Afro-Caribbean grooves. DJ Tyn Man and DJ Money Bull spin reggae for a great weekly dance night at The Promontory in Chicago. Check out the impressive 11:00pm dance exhibition, and even catch a lesson to bring out your coolest self in the form of slick new dance moves.
Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday this year, which means the partying can start early and run late, but not to worry -- this SmokenBrunch bash at New York's Freq has got you covered with Hot 97 DJs Wallah, Magic and Young Chow set to provide the all day-and-night entertainment. Tequila comes with your ticket, and you can also opt for an included menu of beef and shrimp tacos, mac-and-cheese, Hennessy and jerk mango wings and curry lobster empanadas, while they last.
The Downtown L.A. Beer and Music Festival is an all-inclusive event at L.A.'s beautiful Pershing Square. While there, you can try unlimited samples of more than 100 craft beers. Live bands and DJs will take the stage and get the crowd on their feet as the sun sets over Downtown L.A. And since man and woman cannot live by beer alone, the Downtown Los Angeles Beer & Music Festival will also feature multiple vendors selling food -- including some pop-up ramen restaurants.
Mel Brooks can't resist a return engagement -- and that's great news for New York's Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center. The iconic creator of some of the most enduring comedies in film, theater and television history, including The 2000 Year Old Man, The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, is bringing his signature humor back to the Streicker stage after an acclaimed engagement last year. Don't miss this rare evening of stand-up comedy, film clips and personal stories. Hear him talk about growing up Jewish in Brooklyn and working the Catskills and the extraordinary career that earned the actor-producer-director numerous Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Awards.
When a trio of African-American sisters, their mom and their white sister-in-law arrive for the funeral of the family matriarch, they begin to unearth mementos that lead them to look back at their own relationships as well as the history of black women, as told through the hit songs of each era. Dorothy Marcic's musical takes you through the struggles of the '30s and the girl group sounds of the '60s, right up to the power decade of the '90s with songs form artists ranging from Billie Holiday to Beyoncé, including "Oh Happy Day," "Mama Said," "I Will Survive" and "A Woman's Worth."
Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America's "greatest living poet," acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson's career spans over four decades of hits. A recipient of numerous awards, including the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States, Robinson has been inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. In addition to writing hits for the Miracles like "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," "Ooo Baby Baby" and "The Tracks of My Tears," Robinson wrote and produced hits for other Motown greats including The Temptations, Mary Wells, Brenda Holloway, Marvin Gaye and others. "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "My Girl," "Get Ready," "You Beat Me to the Punch," "Don't Mess with Bill," "Ain't That Peculiar," and "My Guy" are just a few of his songwriting triumphs during those years. Now the "King of Motown" hits the stage for this concert at Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land.
Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by USA Today, the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Laugh Factory's roster of performers has included Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and many more -- almost anyone you can think of in the comedy business. With tableside food and drink service and stellar talent on stage, the Laugh Factory is a surefire bet for a great night out.
Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Drink Date Laugh!)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 11:30pm (The Nasty Show)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 7:00pm (Everyone's A Lawyer)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 9:00pm (Leaders of the New School)Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Service Industry Night)Wednesday, May. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Verified Laughs)Friday, May. 4, 2018 / 8:00pm (Drink Date Laugh!)Saturday, May. 5, 2018 / 11:30pm (The Nasty Cinco De Mayo Show)
The inimitable Alan Cumming lands in Seattle with his latest cabaret show Legal Immigrant. The celebrated Scottish actor is beyond eclectic. He's hosted the Tony Awards, designed a perfume, made films with Stanley Kubrick, voiced a Smurf, appeared in a Jay-Z video and was made an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for his contributions to the arts and LBGT equality by Queen Elizabeth II. He's a renaissance man, style icon, social activist and bon viveur, but mostly, Cumming is a storyteller. Catch this veteran provocateur -- dubbed a "bawdy, countercultural sprite" by The New York Times -- when he takes on a hot button issue or two at Benaroya Hall.
The Houston's Ultimate Women's Expo is back and better than ever with its exciting, inspiring mix of workshops, speakers and shopping. This year's lineup is set to feature motivating keynote speakers like Victoria Osteen, Rasheeda Frost, Julie Chrisley, Kenya Moore, MC Lyte and more, plus upwards of 500 vendor booths and live demos ranging from fashion, makeup and beauty to cooking, fitness, décor, crafting and more. Pamper yourself with mini spa treatments, makeovers and massages, roll up your sleeves and take a fun DIY workshop, score free samples, indulge in food and drink tastings, and learn about the latest trends in health, finance and more in informative seminars -- it's all part of this one amazing event at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm's "breathtakingly on-point" (Washington Post) comedy Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies returns for a special encore remount after its sold-out run became one of the first breakout D.C. hits of 2017. This irreverent examination of growing up Black in America features two unlikely allies -- Marquis and Tru. Suspecting that Marquis has lost his "blackness," Tru pens a manual entitled "Being Black for Dummies," which sends the two on a whirlwind journey through a world of cheerleaders, 2Pac, Nietzsche, Apollo and Dionysus. This searing satire is back to challenge notions, break boundaries and leave you questioning your own perceptions of race. Catch Hooded at the Atlas Performing Arts Center's Sprenger Theatre.
You're sure to be dazzled by the International Gem and Jewelry Show's unmatched display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals. For more than 44 years, the acclaimed bauble fest has traveled to locations across the country with the largest selection of jewelry all under one roof -- and now the show is setting up at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Expect to find colored gemstones, exquisite fine jewelry, gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets, beads and crystals, ethnic jewelry, classic pearls, vintage estate jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands, designer watches and one-of-a-kind seasonal pieces. With special show pricing and a huge selection direct from worldwide designers and manufacturers, this event is perfect for gem enthusiasts, jewelry lovers or if you're just looking for unique new accessories at great prices.
This hit New York comedy is actor-comedian Brad Zimmerman's moving and hilarious story about the grit and passion required to "make it" as an artist. Zimmerman moved to New York and "temporarily" waited tables for 29 years, while pursuing his career as an actor. He has opened for Joan Rivers, Brad Garrett and George Carlin and now has his own show that's as profound and touching as it is entertaining. Watch him explore the sweet rewards that come from never giving up when My Son the Waiter ... A Jewish Tragedy comes to The Colony Theatre in Burbank.
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.
Put politics aside for a night and focus on having fun as The Second City presents Legendary Laughs at UP Comedy Club. This fast-paced and highly interactive hybrid of sketch and improv skewers famous scenes and songs culled from the rich, vibrant swath of American history. The only thing more legendary than the title of this hilarious show is the group putting it on: Chicago's legendary Second City, a comedy troupe whose illustrious alumni include the likes of Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert and many other greats.
Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation's oldest operating jazz supper club, having showcased such internationally renowned artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd, Maynard Ferguson and Eva Cassidy. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown in an 18th century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley offers a unique and intimate ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920s and '30s. Go for just the music and drinks, or make it an evening and choose from authentic Creole cuisine, steak and seafood dishes.
Enter the 190-year-old St. John's Sanctuary in the heart of historic Greenwich Village, where amidst the fog and flickering candlelight the critically acclaimed Radiotheatre will present fourteen classic tales of terror and suspense live on stage in the third annual Edgar Allan Poe Festival. Complete with great storytellers, award-winning original orchestral music and a plethora of sound effects, this theatrical experience features spine-tingling tales including The Telltale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven and ten other gripping works by the grandmaster of horror.
Harlem musicians Papa J., Mo' Soul and vocalist Carla Scott honor Diana Ross, Etta James and other First Ladies of Soul with a musical tribute at New York nightspot Club Bonafide. In this reverent revue, you'll hear the tribute artists blend blues, soul and funk into their unique sound as they dig deep into the catalogs of iconic singers like Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Gladys Knight and more.
Women rock. This is an undisputed fact. But if you somehow feel the need for more proof, Sage Nightclub in Whittier has you covered with a night of female-fronted tributes. Unchained re-creates the greatest hits of Van Halen, with their own take on tunes like "Jump," "Hot for Teacher," "Panama" and more, while Ed Force One brings you Iron Maiden favorites from the '80s and beyond.
Even if you're not a classical music aficionado, you've certainly heard the opening movement of Carl Orff's 1937 composition Carmina Burana. The stunning, powerful, instantly recognizable "O Fortuna" has been featured in media as diverse as The Matrix, Glee, Shrek and even Jackass: The Movie. In The Sacred and the Profane at New York's David Geffen Hall, the Distinguished Concerts Singers and Orchestra perform Orff's full 25-movement piece, based on a series of medieval poems about life, love, drinking, gambling and more. In addition to this acclaimed and popular work of concert repertoire, the ensemble performs Rosephanye Powell's soulful and uplifting vocal masterwork Gospel Trinity.
Celebrating over 25 years in New York and on tour, STOMP never ceases to amaze. Everyday objects -- matchboxes, hubcaps, brooms, buckets, garbage cans and pretty much anything else you can think of -- become vehicles for brilliant music and unique rhythms, all performed by an energetic troupe that dances and pounds its way across the stage. The show also features comedic moments and lots of audience participation, placing you right in the action. The percussive sounds that will fill the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts are unlike anything you've ever heard, and it's amazing to think that it's all coming from stuff you can find laying around the house. Grab these tickets but resist the urge to create your own at-home performance -- your neighbors will not be as impressed.
In the wake of a school shooting in his hometown, a Republican U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment that calls into question his stance on gun control and God -- three days before his bid for re-election. As his wife and campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion, gun, and social media influence our political system is simultaneously funny, honest, heartbreaking and uplifting. Take on these timely topics when Jason Odell Williams' play Church & State comes to the Kax Stage at Phoenix's Herberger Theater Center.
From Eddie Vedder's primal yells and soothing baritone to screaming solos and classic rock hooks, Vitalogy brings the full Pearl Jam concert experience to the stage at Sage Nightclub in Whittier. With a repertoire that includes all the classic hits as well as B-sides, hidden tracks and new material, Vitalogy engages and excites everyone from the casual listener to the most avid Pearl Jam fan. As Jaime Reidy of the Huffington Post said, "I may never have seen a more amazing Pearl Jam performance than the one I witnessed on Sunday. Just epic. ... Of course, we didn't actually see Eddie Vedder et al. No, we enjoyed a performance by Vitalogy."
Before becoming two of America's most famed playwrights, the lives of William Inge (Daniel K. Isaac, Billions) and Tennessee Williams (Juan Francisco Villa, Oedipus El Rey) happen to collide, sending each of them -- and the course of American theater -- down a consequential new path. The Gentleman Caller is set just before the Chicago premiere of The Glass Menagerie, when Inge, a St. Louis newspaper critic, invites Williams to his apartment for an interview, which turns into something much more personal. The Abingdon Theatre Company stages the New York premiere of this new play by Philip Dawkins (Charm, Le Switch, The Homosexuals) at the Cherry Lane.
Spring will be in full swing when the glorious grapes, smooth tunes, artists and tasty edibles take center stage at the 4th annual Lincoln Park Wine Festival. This wine happening will again transform the tranquil Jonquil Park into an open-air market featuring wine and food. The highlight will be ticketed wine tastings where scores of varietals will be showcased. Wine lovers will also appreciate hearing the expertise of brand ambassadors and sommeliers. Enhancing the fest will be a relaxed live-music lineup, food and wine pairings, fine artists and the products and services of wine related vendors. Each year over 90 varieties of wines are available for tasting. Tickets include 12 tastings with each purchase.
Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to the woods Snow White will go! Creating Arts Company is proud to present the classic tale of a beautiful young princess who is banished into the woods by her evil stepmother the Queen. After taking refuge in the seven dwarfs cottage, the magic mirror informs the Queen that Snow White is still the fairest of all. Outraged, the Queen decides to take matters into her own hands with a poisoned apple! Help Snow White escape the evil Queen's plan in this one-hour, interactive, immersive, cinematic experience that will thrill the whole family at the Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Sparks fly when opera phenoms Ailyn Pérez and Bryan Hymel join together for Gounod's lush adaptation of Roméo et Juliette at the Met in New York. The stage sizzles as these stars play the world's most famous star-crossed lovers, and you can enjoy it in style with a glass of champagne (or non-alcoholic beverage) included with your ticket. This production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century sets and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. The Huffington Post said the "brilliant and inspired new production ... is a revelation." Plácido Domingo conducts the sumptuous score.
It's "another opening of another show" with Kiss Me, Kate, American musical theater's greatest tribute to the Bard. As a company attempts to stage a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, sparks fly on and off stage between the show's star-director and his leading lady, who also happens to be his ex-wife. Add to the mix an ingénue and her gambler boyfriend, plus a few musically inclined gangsters' heavies, and the result is a sharp and witty romp filled with romance, comedy, sophistication and behind-the-scenes hi-jinks, combining the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers: Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. Musical numbers include "So In Love," "Wunderbar," "Tom, Dick or Harry," "Too Darn Hot," and many more. Winner of the first-ever Tony Award for Best Musical, this all-time favorite comes to the stage at the Annapolis Shakespeare Company.
Jaw-dropping feats of balance and strength merge with uproarious slapstick as Circus Bella tumbles, twirls and rope-walks into the Jewish Community Center's Kanbar Hall. Let your mind be blown and your heart fill with laughter as this talented troupe performs static trapeze, contortion, hula-hoop tricks, hilarious clowning and even a nine-person juggling act, all set to an elegant live score by local composer Rob Reich. Bring your whole family and find out why this one-ring circus show has become a beloved San Francisco staple.
Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at this very popular, upscale party at one of NYC's most exclusive penthouse lounges, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline! Party with over 400 of the hottest tri-state area professionals! Plus, there will be 2-for-1 drinks, complimentary appetizers, DJ, dancing, giveaways, free access to the rooftop and more.
In its first major D.C. production in nearly 30 years, Bertolt Brecht's epic adventure comes to vibrant life in an innovative new production at D.C.'s Source. As corruption and violence rage in the Caucasus Mountains (giving the play its distinctive name), one woman's heroism in saving an abandoned baby is put on trial. But what's at stake is the entire social order. Constellation Theatre Company's 360-degree immersive staging gives you a front-row seat to Brecht's brilliant scenes -- from the heroine's desperate tiptoe across a precarious rope bridge to the frantic courtroom drama that decides everyone's fate. With a cast of 14 actors playing more than 60 vivid characters -- and propelled by a rock-inspired score performed live by a three-piece band -- the play recalls a time much like our own, one of political and social revolution, but fortified with a promise of compassion and hope.
The talented -- and versatile -- troupe of artists at the San Diego Ballet return to The Lyceum, kicking up their heels once again with a series of popular jazz-inspired shows. Renowned saxophonist Charles McPherson, recently named composer-in-residence, contributes a world-premiere jazz work from last year, and the company is set to reprise his Afro-Cuban bebop-flavored Sweet Synergy Suite for these performances as well. Also on tap is last season's popular piece Time Further Out, inspired by the Dave Brubeck Quartet's groundbreaking 1961 album.
From real-life spy gadgets to the stories behind the coolest secret agents in movies, the International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the world of espionage. Upon arrival, you'll be given a secret identity, which you'll use to test your spy skills throughout the experience. Then, you'll explore a series of themed rooms, where you'll hear historic tales, examine artifacts and participate in activities. Get ready for exhibits like Spies Among Us, which focuses on WWII-era German and Russian spy rings, and Exquisitely Evil, a tribute to the villains of cinema's most famous spy -- James Bond. Exquisitely Evil features more than 100 film artifacts from both old and new Bond movies, plus interactive exhibits that allow you to take over the controls of a villain's lair, brave the depths of a virtual shark tank, play spy vs. spy with other visitors, disarm a missile before time runs out and more.
Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Tuesday, May. 1, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Wednesday, May. 2, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Thursday, May. 3, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Friday, May. 4, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)
Avast, ye scurvy dogs! Circus Vargas is back with an all new show that's sure to spark joy in the hearts of landlubbers and swabbies alike. America's favorite traveling big top circus adds a fantastical new level of swashbuckling spectacle to its music-filled extravaganza with Dreaming of Pirates at the Westfield Promenade in Woodland Hills. Jam-packed with aerial feats, acrobatics and clowning, not to mention a colorful cast of characters, world-class performers, singing, comedy and more, Dreaming of Pirates has plenty of treasures for the whole family to enjoy. Before the show, kids have the chance to step into the ring and learn circus skills. After the show, stick around to meet and take pictures with the cast.
California is America's largest and most diverse state, home to people, traditions, languages and ideas from every corner of the world. California's dynamic population, culture and geography have made a notable impact on the state's artistic output, which has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. This spirit is always on display at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, which showcases works by California artists in exhibitions like In the Land of Sunshine: Imagining the California Coast Culture, which features paintings of California life from the past 150 years, and "a sky in the palm of a hand", which pays tribute to local artists Lloyd Hamrol and Joan Perlman.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Buddy Guy, Blues Traveler, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Jimmie Vaughan, Beth Hart and many more great acts perform at Dana Point's Sea Terrace Park, the new home of the Doheny Blues Festival. A constant stream of music will keep you grooving all weekend long as bands perform from two main stages on opposite sides of a huge grass field, in addition to the intimate Backporch stage, where you can get up close to some of your favorite musicians while enjoying some craft beer tastings. To top off your festival-going experience, you can fill up on yummy bites from the food court, peruse stalls in the Vendor Village and get your drink on at the Wine Lounge. See the full event description for a complete lineup.
"Are you ready, kids?" Join the SpongeBob fan community and learn how the "simple sponge" became a smash hit Broadway show. You'll enjoy some of the TV episodes that inspired the musical (Just think how incredible it will be to see Bikini Bottom on a HUGE screen) and some clips of the Broadway team discussing the vision for the show. At the SVA Theatre, you'll also hear from the musical's executive producer who will share her insights and answer all your questions -- so you'll get to meet the woman responsible for bringing this "nautical nonsense" to the Great White Way!
Get all dressed up in your finest black attire, but don't worry -- this get-together is anything but a funeral. The All Black Affair at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre brings together some of the biggest names in R&B to kick off your Memorial Day Weekend with the perfect slow, sensual and sexy vibes. Groove out to the sounds of Kindred Family Soul, Jon B, Carl Thomas, Ginuwine and Dru Hill while sipping drinks from the cash bar at this soulful music festival.
A power-hungry film producer-director lures his timid screenwriter into a scheme to get rid of the insufferable star of their multi-million dollar movie while out on location off the Gulf Coast. But no one on the isolated island is what they appear to be. Twists and turns abound as the talkative local sheriff unearths one surprise after another in Smoke & Mirrors at Rover Dramawerks in Plano.
The year is 1956, and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein is having its annual quiche breakfast. Daily life is quiet, and excitement is kept to a minimum. But there's an unexpected item on the agenda this year: the very real threat of atom bombs being dropped on the ladies' idyllic town. As the meeting adjourns to the bomb shelter, things take a turn for the worse. Cramped in a small space with what may just be the last quiche on Earth, scandalous secrets come out and tensions -- sexual and otherwise -- rise among the women in this hilarious production of the 2012 New York Fringe Fest top prize winner at The Ballard Underground in Seattle.
"I don't like to nap but I do like to dream." Meet Shawn, a bright young girl with a head full of science and imagination -- and little patience for nap time. So of course when her friend Lamp reveals that its greatest dream is to learn to fly and become the moon, a voyage fit for mission control is launched from Shawn's bedroom clear into outer space. Activate your own imagination with this fun and energetic new family play by the folks at Seattle Children's Theatre.
If you haven't heard of David Blaine by now ... You're kind of living under a rock. Everything you've thought impossible, the magician has made it so. He's broken several world records, and has been featured on countless TV specials, considered by Howard Stern himself as "the greatest magician that ever lived." A few of his death-defying stunts include being encased in a plastic box for several days with no food and little water. Blaine then topped the act AGAIN by encasing himself in a block of ice in Times Square for 64 hours. Think this guy is out of his mind or a revolutionary magician? Either way, check him out on his tour at City National Civic in San Jose.
From the fertile mind of Lynn Nottage (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), comes this timeless tale of a family's struggles in 1950s America. The Crump family, having recently lost their mother, moves from Florida to Brooklyn in search of a better life. As they struggle to rebuild, they are faced with religious division, racism and the stresses that come from political, sexual and social differences. A cross between The Glass Menagerie and A Raisin in the Sun, this insightful and poignant drama finds love and happiness hanging in the balance. See Crumbs from the Table of Joy at the Long Beach Playhouse - Studio Theatre.
Join the New West Symphony in a musical celebration of triangles! With surprising prominence, the musical triangle is the co-star of Liszt's first piano concerto, featuring Van Cliburn competition winner Haochen Zhang. Befitting a family triangle is a piece by Liszt's son-in-law, Richard Wagner, whose Tannhauser Overture dramatizes a love triangle. The hypotenuse of the concert is Dvorak's buoyant 6th symphony. The dynamic Maestra Tania Miller, former Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, guest conducts at the Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks.
Don "DC" Curry outspoken comedy style made him a star at San Francisco's comedy clubs starting in the '90s, and he soon took his act across the nation. Best known for playing Uncle Elroy Jones in the hit films Next Friday and Friday After Next, Curry is a regular guest and former host of BET's Comic View who's also been seen on HBO's Def Comedy Jam and his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. As an actor, he's also had regular roles on TV's Grace Under Fire and The Steve Harvey Show, and is a guest voice on the animated hit The Boondocks.
Ease on down the road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion as they try to figure out how to get Dorothy back to Kansas. The funky Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz is based on L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz with a score by Charlie Smalls. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Original Score, The Wiz includes such numbers as "Slide Some Oil to Me," "He's the Wizard," "No Bad News" and "Mean Ole Lion." This Tony-winning musical is coming to Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Party and dance the night away on the Cinco De Mayo Party Cruise aboard the Serenity Yacht. Take in spectacular views of the New York City skyline and Statue of Liberty while enjoying three levels of music spun by a live DJ. Buckets of Corona and tacos are available for purchase to help complete your celebration.
Saturday, May. 5, 2018 / 11:00pm (Boarding Begins at 10:00pm)
A lot of stand-up comedians these days are all about self-deprecation and low-key personas -- Chris Porter isn't one of them. Best known as a finalist in season four of Last Comic Standing, Porter owns the stage with a kind of righteous sarcasm that comes off like a refreshing throwback to stand-up's golden age while still maintaining his own unique personality. Whether he's railing against the dishonesty of makeup, or defending the honesty of Taco Bell, Porter calls it like he sees it, with a manic energy and a gift for language. He's had his own Comedy Central special and appeared on Conan and Letterman. Catch Porter when he hits the stage at the Pittsburgh Improv.
Smash Mouth epitomizes '90s pop rock with its groovy beats, memorable melodies and fun lyrics. With two multi-platinum albums and one gold, plus two songs featured on the Shrek movie soundtrack, the band's over-the-top pop has left its mark. Their music has been described as both futuristic and retro, unpredictable yet instantly recognizable. Every song has its notable quirks and catchy hooks. In fact, they're so infectious, you'll be singing along during the show, on the car ride home and, quite possibly, the next morning. With humongous hits like "Two Princes," "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong," "Cleopatra's Cat" and more, Spin Doctors also forged a significant imprint on the '90s. The Grammy Award-nominated band enjoyed two platinum albums, including Pocket Full of Kryptonite, the seventh best-selling album of 1993. The fun-loving quartet was probably the most unpretentious party-rock band out there. They boosted their appeal by appearing on Saturday Night Live and on the cover of Rolling Stone. Now you can catch both of these bands in concert at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre.
One of Broadway's biggest new comedic hits comes to town as Hand to God arrives at Seattle's Bathhouse Theater. This devilishly funny tale centers around the young students of a Texas Christian Puppet Ministry. Taught to obey the Bible and evade "Satan's hand," things take a darkly comic turn when one devout young man's puppet takes on a shocking personality that no one could have expected. His demented puppet, Tyrone, soon throws all his relationships out of whack, showing that idle hands truly are the Devil's playthings. Described by The New Yorker as "Sesame Street meets The Exorcist," this hilariously twisted sock puppet comedy is one you won't forget.
Bad is always better -- just take a look at any Disney villain: they've got a killer look, a devious master plan and a big, loud song-and-dance number that shows off all their evilness. And now you can revel in all the wicked delights of Disney's most iconic baddies when L.A.'s Rockwell Table & Stage presents Broadway Sings Disney. Hosted by Kate Pazakis (The Big Gay Musical) and Peter Vogt (The Goodbye Girl), this whimsical show tune showcase features some of the brightest stars from Broadway, film and TV belting out your favorite villain tunes. Whether its Ursula's voice-snatching anthem or Gaston's macho tribute to himself, you never know what deliciously evil song you'll hear next -- but you can be sure to have an awfully good time singing along.
Monday, May. 14, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)Monday, Jun. 18, 2018 / 8:00pm
Spend an evening in the company of unforgettable strangers at The Band's Visit, now on every major "Best of the Year" list. It rejoices in the way music brings us to life, brings us to laughter, brings us to tears, and ultimately, brings us together. In an Israeli desert town where every day feels the same, something different is suddenly in the air. Dina, the local café owner, had long resigned her desires for romance to daydreaming about exotic films and music from her youth. When a band of Egyptian musicians show up lost at her café, she and her fellow locals take them in for the night. As their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, this once sleepy town begins to wake up. Winner of four Best Musical awards, The Band's Visit takes the stage at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
Singer and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss adds even more razzle dazzle to that greatest of Broadway traditions: Chicago. Boasting sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch, Chicago tells the tale of convicted murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who'll stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. During the showy decadence of the 1920s, their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which could just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. A smash on Broadway (winning six Tony Awards) and on the big screen (winning six Academy Awards), this biting satire features the unforgettable songs of Kander and Ebb, including "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and many more hits. Enjoy this musical trip back to a time when a little razzle-dazzle made everything just fine in this dazzling production at the Ambassador Theatre in the heart of Broadway.
Strap on your ruby slippers and join the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, too, for this adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. Everyone loves the classic story of the girl who wakes up in a strange land filled with witches and wizards, munchkins and monkeys -- and befriends a cowardly lion, a tin man without a heart and a scarecrow with no brain in her quest to find her way back home. Journey down the yellow brick road through the land of Oz to meet the Wizard while humming along to memorable songs from the Oscar-winning film, including "Over the Rainbow," "We're Off to See the Wizard" and "If I Only Had a Brain." The whole family will enjoy this zippy, one-hour version now playing at the Harlem Repertory Theatre in New York.
Set in the 18th century, this tongue-in-cheek musical follows Princess Leonide as she literally wears the pants so her beloved Agis can return to his rightful throne. It's not her fault if this deceptive game of dress-up causes the entire household to fall in love with her! This madcap musical farce, brought to you by Bristol Riverside Theatre, is a delightful celebration of springtime romance.
To explore the relationship between humans and nature through time and space, director-composer Kenji Williams uses NASA satellite imagery of Earth with an "iridescent landscape of gossamer melodies and labyrinthine rhythms." The audiovisual experience also combines time lapse nature photography and cultural heritage footage with music. Witness the immersive musical journey that is Bella Gaia at San Jose's Hammer Theatre Center.
Ali Siddiq is stand-up comedian, public speaker, and writer out of Houston. His unique style of stand-up began behind the walls of incarceration, an incubator for interesting experiences and good stories. People received their first taste of Ali Siddiq when he appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam and Live from Gotham, and in 2013 he was named Comedy Central's "#1 Comic to Watch." Ali impressed comedy enthusiasts by displaying his ability to captivate an audience with his "Mexican Got Boots On" tale, a descriptive storytelling of a prison riot on Ari Shaffir's This is Not Happening, the first of two appearances. His stories continued with his half-hour special, which premiered on Comedy Central in the fall of 2016. Immediately following the premier of that special, Comedy Central offered Ali a one-hour special which was shot behind the walls of prison, sending Ali back to where it all started. Now see him live at Pittsburgh Improv.
There's always something new to do on a Saturday night in New York, but it's usually on solid ground. Escape on a mini-getaway from the city without straying too far from the lights and action. Spend a Saturday night on a three-hour cruise aboard the Serenity Yacht or the Audubon Yacht and see the skyline of Manhattan in all its glory from the unique vantage point of the Hudson and East Rivers. This weekend party on the water features a dance floor with Top 40 and rock music served up by a live DJ, along with a cash bar where you can order your favorite cocktails. Enjoy the bash down below or head to the top deck for great views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty and more.
Saturday, May. 19, 2018 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, May. 26, 2018 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Jun. 2, 2018 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Jun. 9, 2018 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Jun. 16, 2018 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Jun. 23, 2018 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Jun. 30, 2018 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Jul. 7, 2018 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)
20-year-old Kale has just left the nest of his two moms. Facing the usual challenges of work, dating and furniture, he meets Buddy, a mysterious older neighbor. As their platonic friendship grows, strange coincidences pile up and Kale begins to dig into his own family's past. Can he find the piece that's been missing from his family before it's too late? Find out when new musical Spark comes to Berger Park - Coach House in Chicago.
Known as the "Sergeant of Comedy," Tony Roberts spent 10 years in the Army before embarking on a career in stand-up. He's been seen on his own Showtime comedy special, Wired!, and on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, BET's ComicView, as well as the syndicated hits Showtime at the Apollo and Mr. Box Office. When he's not cracking audiences up across the nation and beyond, Roberts has also appeared in a number of films and toured the country with the stage plays If These Hips Could Talk and Ain't Nothing Like Family. Catch his captivating comedy when he appears at Pittsburgh Improv.
Whodunits -- you gotta love 'em. From the secluded locales to the cast of colorful characters in which everyone's a suspect to the final, ingenious twist, the author who did it best was Agatha Christie. One of her most famous stories, The Mousetrap, has it all. A group of strangers trapped by a snowstorm discovers that a murderer is among them, and you'll never guess who it is! The longest-running play in history, The Mousetrap has been thrilling audiences continuously since its 1952 premiere in London's West End. Now you can experience the ultimate whodunit at Crown City Theatre Company in North Hollywood.
If the chilly Philadelphia weather has got you down, why not take a trip down south to warm your spirits with delicious food, hot jazz and some of that world-famous hospitality? It'll be a shorter trip than you think, because all of this Southern comfort is coming north of the Mason-Dixon line to South Restaurant. Kick back for weekly jam sessions and performances by touring jazz musicians while enjoying the finest new Southern cuisine and cocktails available from the acclaimed restaurant and bar.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 9:00pm (Eris Darius and Gerald Veasley)Thursday, May. 3, 2018 / 9:00pm (Nestor Torres and Pablo Batista Latin Jazz Ensemble)Thursday, May. 17, 2018 / 9:00pm (Randy Brecker and Gerald Veasley)Thursday, May. 24, 2018 / 9:00pm (The Baylor Project Featuring Jean Baylor and Marcus Baylor)Wednesday, May. 30, 2018 / 9:00pm (Keiko Matsui and Gerald Veasley)Thursday, Jun. 7, 2018 / 9:00pm (Walter Beasley and Gerald Veasley)Thursday, Jun. 14, 2018 / 9:00pm (Jackie Joyner and Gerald Veasley)Thursday, Jun. 21, 2018 / 9:00pm (Steve Cole and Gerald Veasley)
Experience hidden Central Park locations only a true New York City historian can help you find. Visit some of Central Park's least-trafficked, truly historic and most scenic locations above 100th Street. Learn the history of the park and its creators, find out what was there before, visit forts from the Revolutionary War, see the stunning formal gardens, "hike" through Central Park's Adirondack Mountains and much more. This fascinating, educational and entertaining tour is conducted by a licensed New York City tour guide with over 20 years of experience.
Eat See Hear Movies puts together the ultimate nighttime outdoor hangout, combining popular films with live indie bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks. The Los Angeles State Historic Park screenings take advantage of the spacious park setting and views of the downtown cityscape, rolling the largest outdoor movie screen west of the Mississippi into the park for screenings of everyone's favorite movies along with live performances by up-and-coming bands. As always, a variety of the city's best food trucks will be on hand to dish out food, offering up a variety of food choices from around the world.
Saturday, May. 12, 2018 / 8:30pm (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Doors Open at 5:30pm)Saturday, Jul. 14, 2018 / 8:30pm (The Warriors - Doors Open at 5:30pm)Saturday, Sep. 8, 2018 / 8:00pm (Boogie Nights - Doors Open at 5:00pm)
Tassels will be spinning as the sexy and seductive biweekly burlesque show Tease, If You Please transports you back to the golden age of striptease and Gypsy Rose Lee. Staged at the historic Globe Theater in downtown Los Angeles, Tease, If You Please spotlights some of the most creative dancers in the business, tapped specifically for their originality, stage presence and style. Miss Donna Hood, who performed alongside the one-and-only Dita Von Teese in Strip, Strip, Hooray!, produces this thoroughly modern yet vintage-style show, which stars a rotating cast of talented artists including Olivia Bellafontaine, Jessabelle Thunder and Tonya Kay, in an elegant cabaret-style atmosphere.
Based in the U.K. and making its only U.S. appearance in Brooklyn, The Other Art Fair offers a curated selection of works from more than 110 emerging artists, hand-picked by a select committee of experts. With pieces starting at $75, this hot new show from Saatchi Art spans mediums and styles, and allows you direct contact with the makers. You'll also find tattoo artists, interactive installations and virtual-reality experiences at the Brooklyn Expo Center, plus pizza, beer and coffee will be available for purchase on site. Get a preview glimpse at a VIP benefit with proceeds going to Free Arts NYC.
Portland's Alberta Rose Theatre presents one of the all-time greats -- legendary Stax recording artist and session keyboardist Booker T. Jones. It can be argued that it was Jones who set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity. On classic Stax hits like "Green Onions," "Hang 'Em High," "Time Is Tight," and "Melting Pot," the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and winner of four Grammy Awards pushed the music's boundaries, refined it to its essence and then injected it into the nation's bloodstream.
Robert Davi returns to Mashantucket's Fox Theater with Davi Sings Sinatra: A Tribute to the Great American Songbook. The concert is a superb love letter to the man and music that helped define the 20th century. You'll hear many of Sinatra's most popular hits, performed by singer-actor Davi (who got his start from Sinatra himself). There'll be no rote imitation in this tribute concert, but you can still expect all of the Chairman's signature swagger and style. Davi's commemorating the 20th anniversary of Sinatra's passing, celebrating his legacy one note at a time.
In wintry Minnesota, the Chinyaramwira family is getting ready for the marriage of their eldest daughter. But when the bride wants to observe a traditional Zimbabwean custom for her wedding, deep-seated tensions arise. Adding fuel to the flames, unexpected family guests turn up revealing uninvited secrets. Written by Tony-nominated writer Danai Gurira (Eclipsed), Familiar focuses on the messy, hilarious, spirited dynamic of a modern first-generation Zimbabwean American family, revealing the layers of complexities rooted in the search for a sense of belonging. This year alone, Gurira's work as an actress has shone brightly on the small screen (The Walking Dead) and in Hollywood (Black Panther). Now Seattle Rep - Bagley Wright Theatre shines a spotlight on her skill as a playwright with this fiercely funny play.
In Arthur Miller's classic play about the Salem witch trials, unseen and unseeable evil stalks the town, threatening to destroy the lives of the God-fearing colonists. A clique of young girls are the only ones capable of unmasking the terror allegedly caused by hidden witches and devil's consorts. The girls uncover ugly truths, settle old scores and leave behind a trail of destruction. Since its premiere in 1953, a masterful allegory for the rise of McCarthyism in the late 1940s, The Crucible has become an American classic. Experience the timeless and poignant tale at Olney Theatre Center's mainstage.
The Greeks may have set the template for epics, but American history has epics of its own. Father Comes Home From the Wars, like the Greek tragedies that inspired it, is the story of a warrior setting out for battle and then making the long journey home. Set in the Civil War, this explosively powerful new trilogy by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) at San Francisco's A.C.T. follows the slave, Hero, who agrees to fight for the Confederacy in exchange for his freedom, traveling from West Texas to the Confederate battlefield and back home again. Described as Parks' "finest work yet" by The New York Times, the Father Comes Home From the Wars trilogy -- which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist -- is a masterful blend of the serious and the comic that is at once an epic drama, a moving personal story and a thoughtful meditation on liberty and loyalty.
Aurora Theatre assembles the best children's performers in the region, bringing them to Gwinnett County in order to give parents and their children a chance to experience their artistry in our amazing facility in downtown Lawrenceville. We feature puppeteers, magicians, storytellers, jugglers and musicians as a part of this series intended for youngsters to have their first theatrical experiences. Perfect for the young attention span, these lively performances are fun for the whole family. In Pinocchio, recycled thrift store items find new life in this fantastic, frenetic retelling of the beloved classic. In addition to the found-object puppets, this original one-man "tour de farce" combines authentic Italian music, Commedia-style mask work, and plenty of audience participation! Produced with a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation, Inc.
Eat See Hear Movies provides the ultimate nighttime outdoor hangout, combining popular films with live indie bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks. The North Hollywood series takes advantage of the sprawling lawn of the Recreation Center, where you can set up a lawn chair or lay out a blanket and curl up with your loved one or dog. The largest outdoor movie screen west of the Mississippi will be rolled in for showings of everyone's favorite flicks along with live performances by up-and-coming bands. As always, a variety of the city's best food trucks will be on hand, offering up choices from around the world.
Saturday, May. 5, 2018 / 8:30pm (Doors at 5:30pm - Despicable Me)Saturday, May. 19, 2018 / 8:30pm (Doors at 5:30pm - E.T. Extra-Terrestrial)Saturday, Jun. 9, 2018 / 8:30pm (Doors at 5:30pm - The Princess Bride)Saturday, Sep. 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors at 5:00pm - A League of Their Own)
Sweeney Todd: Fiend of Fleet Street is another of the Pocket Sandwich Theatre's infamous audience-participation, popcorn-tossing, comedy spoofs. Definitely not the musical, this Dallas production, written by Joe Dickinson, is based on the legendary London barber, Sweeney Todd, who cut more than hair, and his accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, who baked some very strange meat pies. Join our cast as they unravel the bloody mystery of this dastardly barber and his unsavory pie-baking accomplice ... and to add to the fun, throw popcorn at them!
This is New York's top-rated and longest-running off-Broadway magic show. Now in its 21st year, each week the show features some of the finest stage magicians performing mind-boggling illusions and head-scratching sleight-of-hand in an intimate theatrical setting. Every show is different and showcases at least five renowned illusionists, many of them featured on TV shows like America's Got Talent, Good Morning America, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and NBC's Today Show. The fun even spills off of the stage and into intermission, as magicians mingle with guests in the Close-Up Gallery and the theater. Catch this must-see NYC experience any Monday evening at the Players Theatre. Please see the full event listing for the schedule of upcoming performers.
This Tony Award-winning musical is based on the true story of one of the most controversial trials in U.S. history. Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager, is charged with an unthinkable crime in early 20th-century Georgia. As the press whips the public into a frenzy, Leo's only hope lies in a brave crusade for justice led by the Southern wife he never understood, among people that never understood him. With a rousing score by Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years) and a powerful script by Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy), this transformational story is part murder mystery and part exploration of the endurance of love and hope against all odds. Don't miss this The Umbrella Center for the Arts production of Parade at The Umbrella Annex in Concord.
Why go out and pay cover at one venue, when you can pay one price to visit three clubs, while meeting and partying with other club crawlers? At the Summer Kick Off Club Crawl, you'll start at San Diego's F6ix Nightclub with a complimentary drink, then head to mystery venue No. 2 at 10:00pm and then on to your final spot at 11:00pm. Three clubs and one amazing night out.
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 L.A. summer experience. Street Food Cinema features a different lineup of eats and entertainment each week for a fabulous variety of fun under the stars in Exposition Park. 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, May. 26, 2018 / 8:30pm (Girls Trip -- Doors Open at 5:30pm)
A powerful exploration of African-American history and identity, Crowns follows six black women in the South whose stories of love, loss and sisterhood are woven into the hats that crown their heads and the dynamic gospel songs that speak their truths. The story centers on Chicago-born Yolanda, who's sent down South after the death of her brother in Brooklyn. There, she finds strength in the tales of the wise women who surround her -- and in the rituals connected to their dazzling headwear. Penned by award-winning playwright and actress Regina Taylor (I'll Fly Away, The Unit), Crowns delivers a good time (and plenty of fierce "hattitude") at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta.
Although it's been nearly 500 years since Martin Luther fanned the flames of Protestant revolt against the medieval Catholic Church, his ideologies still continue to spark intense debate. The new play Martin Luther on Trial imagines a provocative courtroom drama where the German professor of theology must take the stand in defense of his religious and political controversies. Aided by his beloved wife Katrina, Luther is up against a wicked prosecutor -- who happens to be the Devil himself -- and a witness lineup that consists of Adolf Hitler, Sigmund Freud, Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope Francis. Catch the verdict when Martin Luther On Trial brings its witty and incisive examination to Lansburgh Theatre in Washington D.C.
Here's a picture you wouldn't imagine in 1950 South Africa: Two black men and a white boy joking and dancing together. Defying the harsh realities of apartheid, Harold's black workers are more than just his employees -- They're his friends. Faced with the return of his alcoholic father, Harold must weigh his father's racist outlook against the respect he has for his companions. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play in 1982, and initially banned in South Africa, "Master Harold" ... and the boys remains one of the most powerful coming-of-age plays ever written. Come see it at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda.
Broadway's longest running one-woman show, Golda's Balcony tells the incredible real-life story of Golda Meir, Israel's first female prime minister. One of the most influential people of the 20th century, Meir truly lived an incredible life -- from her time in Russian pogroms to her work as an American schoolteacher in Milwaukee, all the way to the epicenter of international politics in a career that culminated with the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Starring acclaimed actress Francine Berk, this Tony-nominated production of the deeply funny and frighteningly prescient drama by William Gibson (The Miracle Worker) can be enjoyed at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast comes to L.A.'s CASA 0101 Theater, sharing the classic story of Belle and the young prince trapped in the body of a gruff beast. If Belle can help him learn to love and be loved, the curse that's trapping him will end and he'll be transformed to his former self. But time is running out.
From the mind of one our greatest storytellers -- and the composers behind Dear Evan Hansen and The Greatest Showman -- comes this season's most oversized, fantastical, magical, must-see musical for the entire family. Sent to chop down an old fruit tree by his cruel and devious aunts, young James discovers a magic potion that turns an ordinary peach into a massive, oversized giant -- and a doorway into a land where anything is possible. Befriending talking grasshoppers and singing ladybugs, James and friends plan an escape -- only to discover that leaving one foe behind can bring about new challenges. See James and the Giant Peach now at Berkeley Playhouse.
Before their story became the basis for a massively selling memoir, a Tony-nominated play and a movie, the Delaney sisters weren't widely known. That suddenly changed when at the respective ages of 103 and 101, Sadie and Bessie sat down with a reporter from The New York Times to talk about their lives. Born to a former slave who became the first African-American Episcopal bishop, the Delany sisters went on to be pioneers in the fight for civil rights, witnessing a century of change from the front lines. Now, Chicago's Goodman Theatre brings the "provocative and entertaining" (The New York Times) stage adaptation of their journey to life.
This One's For The Girls -- but also for everyone! This fascinating and original new musical comes to St. Luke's Theatre in New York to celebrate women's lives over the past hundred years through beloved popular songs. From the sad laments of female victims ("A Bird in a Gilded Cage") to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and vow not to take it anymore ("I Am Woman" and "You Don't Own Me"), This One's for the Girls is a high-energy celebration of American women that's certain to thrill and entertain men, women and everyone in between. Show some "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" and get your tickets now!
Spring is in full swing and the Sunset Music Festival is back, bringing you a lineup of some of the hottest acts in electronic music, including headliners Marshmello and Excision. Spend your 2018 Memorial Day weekend dancing in the sun with thousands of your fellow revelers to pulse-pounding beats and awesome stage productions while having plenty of fun in the sun.
Aurora Theatre assembles the best children's performers in the region, bringing them to Gwinnett County in order to give parents and their children a chance to experience their artistry in our amazing facility in downtown Lawrenceville. We feature puppeteers, magicians, storytellers, jugglers and musicians as a part of this series intended for youngsters to have their first theatrical experiences. At about 45 minutes in length, perfect for the young attention span, these lively performances are fun for the whole family. In Lazy Louie's Lucky Day, Lazy Louie loves lying around staring at screens, until he learns the joys of being active through some very "moving" works from favorite authors, including Shel Silverstein, Jonathan London and Jack Prelutzsky. With puppets, props and lots of participation, this program will have kids stretching, swimming, jumping, riding, running ... and scoring big.
Based on the true story of legendary country singer Patsy Cline's friendship with her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, Always ... Patsy Cline is a heartwarming hit that's been delighting audiences since 1988. Meeting outside of Houston at the Esquire Ballroom, Patsy and Louise first became friends over a pot of strong coffee, forming a bond so unique that this unlikely duo remained in touch until Patsy's untimely death in 1963. This musical tribute written by Ted Swindley includes many of Cline's most unforgettable hits, such as "Crazy," "Anytime," "She's Got You" and "Walkin' After Midnight." Experience Always ... Patsy Cline at Orange County's GEM Theater. For an additional fee every Thursday performance, enjoy an exclusive pre-show cookout with delicious homemade food prepared by Michael Sandi and Louie's Bar and Grill.
This Mother's Day, treat yourself or one of the special ladies in your life to a night of great music as an all-star lineup of R&B artists, including Charlie Wilson, Boys II Men, Kem and Joe, comes to Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Many a romantic slow-jam playlist has consisted of these artists' hits, and now you can experience these sweet, soulful harmonies live. With chart-topping singles like "There Goes My Baby," "You Are," "My Love Is All I Have" and "Life of the Party," and hit collaborations with the likes of Kanye West and Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson is an R&B legend. Four-time Grammy winners Boyz II Men have been thrilling fans with their pristine a cappella vocals for more than 20 years, and with some 60 million albums out the door, they now reign as the biggest-selling R&B group of all time. Catch them plus Grammy nominees Kem ("I Can't Stop Loving You") and Joe ("Stutter") in the ultimate Mother's Day Concert!
Pull out all the stops for mom this Mother's Day and treat her to a luxurious cruise aboard the Anita Dee II yacht. Relax in spacious, climate-controlled seating areas and enjoy cocktails from the full bar while taking in gorgeous views of the Chicago skyline and the sounds of live DJs. Kiddie cocktails will also be available on this family-friendly excursion. And there's one more reason to spring for this Mother's Day Cruise -- because seeing your mom smile is priceless.
Sunday, May. 13, 2018 / 12:30pm (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)Sunday, May. 13, 2018 / 4:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:45pm)
Comedian Josh Adam Meyers was born in Baltimore, MD. He loves crab cakes, Guns N' Roses and stand-up comedy. He is the creator and host of The Goddamn Comedy Jam. He was the "New Face" at Just for Laughs Montreal in 2013. He also performed at NYCF 15, JFL 15 and Moontower Comedy Fest 16. Now he's coming to The Comedy Store in La Jolla.
The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT join forces to bring you Ride the Cyclone, a wildly original new musical filled with twists and turns that's everything from satirical to creepy to straight up hilarious. At 8:17pm, the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster. At 8:19pm, the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. Sound a little familiar? Think again. Trapped in fantastical carnival-like purgatory, the recently deceased teens discover a mechanical fortune teller, who invites them to tell their stories of life interrupted with the promise of a prize like no other. Welcome to the West Coast premiere of Ride the Cyclone at ACT's Falls Theatre in Seattle.
Summertime means picnics in the park, lazy days, but also Renaissance fair season -- a time for turkey legs, cosplay, jousting and indulging in all the red wine you can drink. Step into an iconic time period at the New Jersey Renaissance Faire, a lollapalooza of Medieval culture and after hours amusements. Conceived in 2009, the fair recreates the most festive elements of one of the most epic eras in history for NJ residents to enjoy, and this year they add a Machiavellian twist to it. This year's Italian Renaissance theme brings you several stages of entertainment, including historic glass blowing, a human chess match, archery, live music and more. Munch on giant turkey legs and pickles while hanging out in the wine garden, or take a boat ride on the lake. These are just a few amusements awaiting you in Bordentown.
PAW Patrol is on a roll with its hit live tour! It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay's Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom's Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and run the race in her place. Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that "no job is too big, no pup is too small," and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line. Bring the whole family and join the adventure at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater.
The first Broadway play written by an African-American woman, A Raisin in the Sun is a masterpiece that The New York Times credits with changing American theater forever. First produced in 1959 and adapted two years later into a now-classic film starring Sidney Poitier, A Raisin in the Sun is as powerful today as it was 50 years ago. Now Harlem Repertory Theatre presents the limited return of this incredible story to their stage -- a story that follows the Youngers, an African-American family attempting to move from a crowded two-bedroom apartment into a "white" neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. But a new house is just one of the Youngers' many dreams. Three generations each yearn for different versions of a better life -- whether it's a business, or a spouse, or the right to live with long-denied dignity.
Join 20 chefs from across Houston for delicious food! You get to pick your ticket price and how many stations you want to eat from! Chefs prepare sample tastings for guests to enjoy. Visit your favorite chef station and help them win the $1,000 grand prize. Enjoy great drinks, food, entertainment, three different fashion shows, over 20 different vendors and much more at Houston's India House!
Cinderella meets Tinder in this modern musical about finding the one ... and then, the one after that. Your princess, Meg, longs for true love, but she can barely get a "like." Her fairy-god-roommate reveals the magic of Tinder and, suddenly, prince charming is only a swipe away. But Meg still has to get to the ball, catch BART before midnight and reconcile her fairy-tale dreams with grown-up reality -- all without losing her slippers. Don't miss the world premiere of this hysterical, racy and rocking adult musical, a co-production with San Francisco's FaultLine Theatre and Custom Made Theatre.
When they're not selling out crowds on Broadway, see your favorite stars in the heart of the Theater District on a more intimate stage at The Green Room 42. Broadway's newest, most spacious and funkiest hangout has a great menu of food and drink for purchase, but no minimums, so you can relax and enjoy everything from solo shows and cabaret to jazz and comedy. Your wonderful evening out has already been planned for you at The Green Room 42 in New York.
Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 9:30pm (Dirty Little Ditties)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 7:00pm (Ashley Austin Morris)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 9:30pm (America's Sweethearts)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 7:00pm (Michael Kushner in Moo With Me)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 9:30pm (The Music & Lyrics of Anessa Marie)Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 / 9:30pm (The Music & Lyrics of McGuire & Simon)Friday, May. 18, 2018 / 7:00pm (Spencer Day)Monday, May. 21, 2018 / 7:00pm (At This Performance)
Armed only with a spoon, an intrepid female explorer ventures into the jungle and returns with Luigi, a suitably exotic-looking member of the lost tribe she's just discovered. Yet the esteemed -- and all male -- members of London's exclusive Explorers Club still refuse to allow her entry. Granted, it's 1879 and well before women's lib, but this particular group of professors aren't exactly setting the world on fire -- one's searching for the East Pole and another believes the lost tribes of Israel actually ended up in Ireland. Tony nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) wrote this crazy battle-of-the-sexes comedy, dubbed "wildly funny" by Variety, now coming to the Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest as part of their 15th-anniversary celebration.
Inspired by the beloved film from Adrienne Shelly and brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, the Broadway hit Waitress starts serving up treats at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. With original music and lyrics by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave") and direction from Tony winner Diane Paulus, this is a vibrant tale of a waitress and pie maker who dreams of leaving her small town and loveless marriage. When a baking contest and a new doctor offer a chance at a fresh start, she must summon the strength to build her new life in a play EW calls "a little slice of heaven."
Inspired by the novel and the 1932 Academy Award-winning movie of the same name, which starred Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford and John and Lionel Barrymore, the musical Grand Hotel is set at the tail-end of the Roaring Twenties. With the world between wars and the stock market booming, a crew of eccentric characters meets at the Grand Hotel: the fading ballerina, the charming but destitute Baron, the fatally ill bookkeeper, the honest businessman gone bad, the typist dreaming of Hollywood success and the doctor who foreshadows the coming Depression. The musical, which opened on Broadway in 1990 and won five Tony awards and five Drama Desk Awards, is now playing at Chicago's Theater Wit. Issues of life and death, financial ruin, love and murder all converge as people come and go through the lobby of the Grand Hotel.
Spend a gorgeous day at the races at a true Los Angeles landmark with an exclusive Farriers package that includes food, craft beer, collectible keepsakes and more. Santa Anita Park's Farriers Package features Club House admission, complete with box seating and a racing program, along with a pint of local craft beer from the Farriers bar and an entree from one of Santa Anita's brand-new Club House Mezzanine eateries. And if the memories you make at Santa Anita Park aren't enough, the Farriers package also includes a commemorative pint glass so you can take a piece of the "Great Race Place" home with you.
Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Thursday, May. 3, 2018 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)Friday, May. 4, 2018 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)Sunday, May. 6, 2018 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)Thursday, May. 10, 2018 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)Friday, May. 11, 2018 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)
Unexpected Joy tells the story of three generations of female singers. Burdened by long-held family tensions, they share a week together where change is in the air. In modern day Cape Cod, Joy, a baby boomer and proud hippie, is holding a memorial concert for the other half of her popular musical duo, Jump & Joy. When her tightly wound conservative daughter and her sweet rebellious granddaughter arrive from Oklahoma, the sparks fly as one family seeks to find the common ground in their different values, dreams and goals. A heartfelt and hilarious story that celebrates diversity and acceptance, this new musical weaves folk-rock, pop and blues in bringing together a family that hasn't experienced true joy together for decades. Catch the New York premiere of this rousing production at York Theatre Company.
The Jazz in the Park Music Series is a free event that brings talent like Ghost-Note, Diane Shuur, Mindi Abair and more to the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, and now you can add something sweet to the experience while giving back to the community, with Desserts in the Desert. Your ticket gets you a delicious dessert paired with select cocktails to enjoy with the music. Local charities The Center and Nevada PEP will receive a portion of the proceeds to bring awareness and highlight their community programs.
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.
From the creators of the highly acclaimed Amazing Los Angeles Race comes the The Fantastic Santa Monica Race, the same concept as its L.A. counterpart but with a beachy twist. Part sightseeing tour, part scavenger hunt, this fast-paced competition sends teams of two to eight people to explore the Santa Monica Pier, the Venice Boardwalk and numerous other coastal sites looking for clues. Solving one puzzle leads to a search for the next and so on, until the day ends with a fun awards ceremony that includes snacks and beverages for all participants.
The Randolph Street Market Festival has been described as a "mecca of cool," "the Barney's of vintage" and Chicago's best venue for people-watching. In other words, it's a can't-miss Chicago shopping experience. Home of the world-famous Chicago Antique Market and Indie Designer Market and open monthly to the public, the festival is an internationally recognized European-style shopping extravaganza in Chicago's historic West Loop, featuring select purveyors of high-quality, amazingly priced "finds." Are you a music fiend? Browse through thousands of collectible records at the Vinyl Depot. A gourmand? Feast your senses on the delectable wares of the Fancy Food Market. Perhaps you've got more eclectic taste? The Global Goods Bazaar features handcrafted goods from local artisans representing many cultures. With over 125 vendors on three indoor levels, you're sure to find what you're looking for and a whole lot more!
Whether you shot milk out your nose when he sang about his red-hooded sweatshirt on SNL, watched The Wedding Singer on repeat until you wore out the VHS tape or were one of the millions of viewers who made The Ridiculous Six Netflix's most-streamed movie, Adam Sandler has probably cracked you up at some point in your life. But have you ever been in the same room with him while he did it? Adam Sandler's multi-show residency at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas takes this worldwide comedy superstar and puts him back where he started: on the stage in front of a crowd with a microphone in his hand. Prepare to laugh until you pee your pants -- and remember, "You ain't cool unless you pee your pants."
Disney's The Little Mermaid invites your family on a magical journey "Under the Sea" with Ariel, a teen mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins aimlessly in the aquatic kingdom ruled by her father. Ariel dreams of living in the fascinating world of dry land and will go to great lengths to get there -- even making a dangerous deal with sea witch Ursula to become human for three days in order to be with the handsome Prince Eric. But things go very awry, and even her bestie sidekick Sebastian the Crab might not be able to save her. Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale and the classic animated film, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this youth production of the fishy fable will capture your heart with irresistible songs like "Kiss the Girl," "Part of Your World" and more at the Rose Center Theater courtesy of Orange County Children's Theatre.
Enjoy a two-hour tour of San Francisco Bay, highlighted by romantic sunset views, live guitar music and a light appetizer buffet including sandwiches, fruit and cheese. You'll view the city's stunning skyline featuring Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid, along with historic landmarks and the natural beauty of the Bay Area. This scenic cruise sails by Alcatraz and Angel Island National Park, under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the gorgeous Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito shores. One drink is included (alcoholic or nonalcoholic), and more drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the full on-board bar.
You would be hard-pressed to find a comedy club with more history or greater pedigree than the Comedy Store's West Hollywood location along the Sunset Strip. Since its beginnings in the early '70s, the venue has regaled audiences with an unrelenting torrent of the biggest names in comedy, ranging from Sam Kinison to Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Chelsea Handler, Dane Cook and beyond. Through it all, the Comedy Store has never lost its quirky, intimate atmosphere, making it as inviting for the audience as it is the comics. At any given show you're guaranteed to see some of today's best and brightest stand-ups testing out material, and you never know what surprise guests might drop by to do a set.
Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 7:00pm (Main Room Headliner Show)Saturday, May. 5, 2018 / 7:00pm (The Main Room)Saturday, May. 12, 2018 / 7:00pm (The Main Room)Thursday, May. 17, 2018 / 8:30pm (The Main Room)Saturday, May. 19, 2018 / 7:00pm (The Main Room)Saturday, May. 26, 2018 / 7:00pm (The Main Room)
Find your Happy Place at L.A. Live's Event Deck, as it moves to a new home that's bigger, better and even happier than before. This pop-up experience is filled with laughs, one-of-a-kind installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and a whole lot of selfie moments you won't want to miss. (Trust us: It's an Instagram-lover's dream.) You'll feel like a kid again as you boogie down in the world's largest indoor confetti dome, jump off a rainbow into a pot of smiley-face coins and pose inside the rubber ducky cubby of fun. Whether you're young or just young at heart, you can experience your joy at Happy Place.
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The only string quartet of its kind, Femmes of Rock have blown audiences away worldwide with their blistering electric solos and powerful arrangements of hits from Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Queen, Pink Floyd and more. As highly respected musicians, they're always in demand, having performed with the likes of Beyoncé, Shakira, Pitbull and Andrea Bocelli, but as Femmes of Rock, these classically trained violinists glam up and plug in, rocking out to the best songs ever recorded in a high-energy concert production, complete with a live backup band and impressive sound and lighting effects. The head-banging commences at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.
Discover the full story of Disney's Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Be a part of Anna's adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join Olaf, Kristoff and Sven as they encounter wintry conditions and mystical trolls in a race to bring back summer. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, your whole family will sing along to unforgettable music and be delighted with special appearances by the Disney Princesses, Woody, Buzz, Dory and more. Experience magic at every turn at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney On Ice presents Frozen -- the show worth melting for!
The sweet, smart Sara wins friends and influences others through her vivid imagination, even after a tragic turn of events turns her from a prize student at the prestigious Miss Minchin's boarding school to a lowly servant there. But her kind heart and unbridled optimism sustain her until another happier twist of fate comes along. In this faithful and funny adaptation of the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sara's goodwill and courage demonstrate what being a princess is truly all about. This Laguna Playhouse production is recommended for all ages.
Stacia (pronounced Stay-Sha) Hobdy is a unique songwriter and vocalist who can sing just about any style of music convincingly. Hobdy has been performing in a variety of music genres and venues throughout the east coast. She leads her own jazz trio and R&B/Funk quartet, a cabaret revue, and hosts open mikes in the tri-state New York areas with her band "Free." Watch her perform classics from Sade ("Smooth Operator"), Anita Baker ("Talk to Me") and Regina Belle ("Baby Come to Me"), at Groove in New York.
Joe's Bar is known for its country-music bona fides, with concerts by Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and others, but this warehouse-style venue has also hosted the likes of Salt N Pepa, Run DMC, Rick Springfield, Good Charlotte, Joan Jett and Eddie Money. How's that for range? In addition to national touring artists, you can find local Chicago favorites playing everything from rock to hip-hop to acoustic country, not to mention tribute acts and party bands like the famed Yacht Rock Review. Cap it all off with a full bar and excellent sound system, and you've got one heck of a music venue.
Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. See some of the final photographs of the only journalist who died covering the 9/11 attacks, witness the epic struggle of the civil rights movement in the '60s, marvel at a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and hear never-before-told stories from the journalists and photographers who stood on the front lines of history. This high-tech museum features seven levels of galleries and exhibits, including the Berlin Wall Gallery, which features eight 12-foot-high sections of the actual wall and a three-story East German guard tower. There are also theaters, retail spaces and visitor services where you can explore electronic news, unique artifacts, photojournalism, news history and world news. And, since there's so much to see, your ticket is good for