In one of the greatest masterpieces of the Spanish lyrical theater, a beautiful gypsy stirs a fatal rivalry between a renowned bullfighter and a bandit on the run. Long championed by world-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo, who performs in the title role, El Gato Montés, by Manuel Penella, spins a quintessentially Spanish tale through passionate melodies, dazzling choreography and an atmospheric new staging from Madrid’s famed Teatro de la Zarzuela. LA Opera brings this thrilling tale of love, passion and death to the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 7:30pm
Dive head first down the rabbit hole with this baroque burlesque extravaganza inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Known for their sexy, magical and immersive theater experiences, Company XIV’s beauties will transport you to a dreamworld replete with exotic curiosities and sensual strip-tease. The intimate, decadent show combines circus, opera, magic, dance and imaginative cocktails inspired by your favorite characters and Carroll’s delicious literary nonsense. Choreographed by Austin McCormick, Queen of Hearts is a one of a kind theatrical event sure to delight, amaze and titillate.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 5:00pm
What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it? In Be More Chill, achieving the “perfect life” is possible thanks to mysterious new technology — but it comes at a cost that’s not as easy to swallow. Rolling Stone calls it a “wow of a musical” with an “irresistible score.” Thrillingly exciting and comically subversive, this new musical takes on the competing voices in our heads, and ultimately proves there’s never been a better time in history to be yourself. Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill brings the cool factor to New York’s Lyceum Theatre.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm
Like sunshine on a cloudy day, this live concert throwback to the magic of the Motown era will warm you up with some of the 20th century’s smoothest choreography and sweetest harmonies. The Temptations remain one of the definitive male vocal groups of the ‘60s, responsible for classics like “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)” and "Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone," while The Four Tops helped define the Motown sound with hits like “Reach Out I’ll Be There” and “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch).” This concert at Chicago Theatre brings together these two Detroit-area hitmakers to play some of those same old songs that forever left their mark on American music.
The second annual NY Beer Fest will take over Citi Field, bringing together dozens of craft breweries that will feature spring seasonal beers, plus games, DJs and more throughout the park. There will also be food sold separately from a number of concessions.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pm-4:00pm (VIP Entry at Noon)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pm-10:00pm (VIP Entry at 6:00pm)
It’s L.A.‘s most celebrated Cinco de Mayo celebration! This May marks 10 years of insane, scintillating, sold-out performances of this Los Angeles institution. Featuring authentic Mexican masked wrestling, high-octane dancers, Aztec dancers, folkloricos, mariachis, comedians, aerialists and more. This year, Lucha VaVoom welcomes two special musical guests; Mexican garage sensations Le Butcherettes and Miami DJ/wildman Otto Von Schirach! Also starring: lucha libre superstar Diamente Azul, and making his US debut, Templario. On Friday only, The Sklars will be the special guest hosts. Dancers include the spectacular MOSH and Marawa The Amazing, the 12-time Guinness World Record Holder for Hula Hoop N’ High-Heeled Skate, and so much more.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pm
From the secret diary of Anna Gordy Gaye comes the greatest Motown love story never told: Pride & Joy. The untold love story of Anna Gordy Gaye and iconic R&B singer Marvin Gaye comes to the stage at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. as a musical featuring 28 songs from the legendary Motown catalogue, including Marvin Gaye’s greatest hits. Come witness the love, drama and journey behind the man and his music!
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pm
One of the most beloved musicals ever, West Side Story takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and sets it loose in epic fashion on the streets of 1950s New York, finding two idealistic young lovers caught between warring street gangs — the Jets and the Sharks. The famed 1961 film adaptation won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and this Broadway version has become a true American classic. Written by the creative dream team of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story ‘s legendary jazz, Latin and classical-inspired score features treasured numbers like "Something’s Coming," “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty” and “America” — not to mention original choreography by Jerome Robbins. Get ready to snap your fingers and sing along at Broadway at Lyric’s annual production.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 1:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 1:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 1:30pm
Star-crossed lovers, a banished child, a loyal servant, a notorious bear and more plot twists than Downton Abbey make up the Shakespearean magic of The Winter’s Tale. One of Shakespeare’s later romances, this comedy-tragedy hybrid tells the story of Leontes, a jealous Sicilian king who suspects his pregnant queen has been unfaithful. He imprisons his wife and exiles their newborn daughter from his kingdom. By the time he discovers the truth, he’s lost everything. Years later, a miraculous twist of fate brings with it a chance for redemption and renewal. Following his celebrated productions of King Lear and Measure for Measure, director Robert Falls reimagines one of Shakespeare’s most wildly theatrical tales. The Chicago Tribune enthused, "No modern American director is better at making a play’s iconic moments pop with fresh irreverence.” Catch this Goodman Theatre take on one of the master’s most intriguing plays at The Albert in Chicago.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:00pm
Following on the heels of its acclaimed sister venues in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Nashville, City Winery Atlanta offers the best in intimate live music and comedy performances, along with fine dining, wine tastings and classes. Bringing the winery experience to the hot and happening Ponce City Market, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space that appeals to culture lovers and foodies alike, with performances from music legends like Don McLean, John Doe of X, Aaron Neville, Matthew Sweet, J.D. Souther and many more.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pm (Riverside)Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pm (Eric Roberson)Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pm (Carol Albert)Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 7:00pm (Ken Ford)Thursday, May 16, 2019 / 8:00pm (An Evening with R&B/ Soul Artist Tony Terry)Friday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Producers)Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Producers)Monday, May 20, 2019 / 8:00pm (J. Holiday w/Glo)
After a long, cold winter, spring is here at last — so why not make the most of it by surrounding yourself with some of nature’s most beautiful and fragrant blossoms? With its floral clusters and heart-shaped leaves, the lilac has been called nature’s love letter to spring. The Lilac Weekend and Plein-Air Invitational at the New York Botanical Garden celebrates this garden favorite in all its forms, colors and aromas with guided tours, talks, music and plein-air artists from across the Northeast gathered to paint, draw and discuss the garden’s beautiful specimens. Come join the fun — just be sure to leave time to stop and smells the lilacs.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:00am-4:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 11:00am-4:00pm
Spring — and love — is in the air and in the music, as the San Francisco Symphony performs passionate works by Richard Wagner. Under the baton of conductor Marek Janowski, you’ll hear the SFS take on Tannhäuser’s hedonistic adventure in the Venusberg followed by the enrapturing Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. Plus, the “fierce and impressive” (San Francisco Classical Voice) James Ehnes brings Bruch’s rousing Violin Concerto No. 1 to the stage of Davies Symphony Hall for this series of concerts.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pm
A total high-energy package, Howl at the Moon is the experience that brings together a live cover-band concert and a full bar, and the fun doesn’t stop there at their spot in Universal City. Try switching out the DJ for a live show that features musicians jamming out to their own renditions of dance anthems and party hits. Whether it’s that pop song you hear on repeat on the radio or a good old ’90s throwback, Howl at the Moon re-charges each tune with a new, refreshing kick that gets the crowd jumping. Massive buckets of sugar-fueled cocktails also lend a hand to the party, with treats like sparkling vodka apple lemonade, a Fruit Roll-Up-inspired medley and more.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:00pm
The “Bad Boys of Magic” entertain with their singular mix of wicked comedy and truly amazing illusions in their own theater at the Rio. Performing together for close to 40 years now, Penn & Teller haven’t stopped producing irreverent, edgy and hilarious shows that have earned them legions of fans, a pair of successful Broadway productions, countless TV appearances and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as well as their own Showtime and Discovery Channel series. The latest edition of their live show — one of the longest running in Vegas history — has been known to feature knives, guns, fire, a gorilla, a showgirl and apparently even a duck. Don’t miss the free meet-and-greet with the duo in the lobby after the show.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 9:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 9:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 9:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 9:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 9:00pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 9:00pm
Picture Larry David in a dragon suit performing magic tricks and you’ve got a pretty good idea of Piff the Magic Dragon’s unique act. Best known as a finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Piff, aka John van der Put, wears a dragon costume while combining wry humor with jaw-dropping illusions — oh yeah, and his assistant is a magic Chihuahua (also wearing a dragon costume). Sound bizarre? It is, but it’s working for him. Piff has appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, scored more than 12 million YouTube hits and performed everywhere from Radio City Music Hall to Shakespeare’s Globe to the Sydney Opera House. Now you can catch his new one-hour solo show on the Las Vegas Strip at Bugsy’s Cabaret at the Flamingo.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
Hollywood’s newest, coolest pop-up museum comes Instagram-ready with completely new 3D exhibits that will take your breath away, transporting you to a world of fantasy and imagination! The Museum of Illusions is filled with paintings, 3D set pieces and giant props that produce eye-popping pics, inspired by cartoons, art, current events, movies and more. And if you thought it couldn’t get more amazing, you’d be wrong. In May, the museum will unveil their newest and most impressive exhibit, the mind-blowing Upside Down House, which features seven rooms all guaranteed to astonish you and, of course, turn your world upside down.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 10:00am-MidnightSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:00am-MidnightSunday, May 5, 2019 / 10:00am-MidnightMonday, May 6, 2019 / 10:00am-MidnightTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 10:00am-MidnightWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 10:00am-MidnightThursday, May 9, 2019 / 10:00am-MidnightFriday, May 10, 2019 / 10:00am-Midnight
Sister Act is a feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet, and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she’s put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found — a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newfound sisterhood. Enjoy this show — filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story — at San Diego’s Horton Grand Theatre.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pm
Everyone’s invited to the joyous Broadway hit that New York Magazine calls “smart and big-hearted” and The New York Times declares a Critic’s Pick! It’s a new musical comedy about big Broadway stars, a small town and a love that unites them all. Billboard cheers, "The Prom is Hairspray meets Dear Evan Hansen!” Variety raves, “It’s so full of happiness that you think your heart is about to burst.” And The Hollywood Reporter cheers, “It’s comic gold!” You belong at The Prom at Longacre Theatre in New York City.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pm
Gather your amigos for a fiesta when Chico Malo and Copper Blues take over the streets for the 2nd annual Cinco On Central Block Party at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix. Be ready to “Turn Down Por Que” when we celebrate all things Mexico with DJ’s, live musicians, dancers, artists, giant beer pong, a hot chili pepper eating contest and special surprise guest appearances. Chico Malo’s signature margarita, the Copper Mule and cold cervezas will be flowing alongside authentic food options from local favorites.
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 another year at the Producers’ Club. VIP guests 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.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 4:00pm Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / 8:00pm Thursday, May 16, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 4:00pm Thursday, May 23, 2019 / 8:00pm
The Other Art Fair is the leading artist fair presented by Saatchi Art in such locations as New York, Los Angeles, London, Bristol, Sydney and Melbourne. Following successful editions in 2017 and ‘18, The Other Art Fair returns to Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Expo Center for another installment which showcases 130 talented emerging artists alongside a unique and immersive features program. There will be a cash bar, live DJ sets, event tours, conversations with some of the art scene’s leading names and more.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 3:00pm-10:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / Noon-9:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 11:00am-6:00pm
Bold tales of bravery, friendship and teamwork take center stage when your favorite American Girl characters come to life in this fun new musical. Featuring original songs and unforgettable experiences, American Girl Live follows a group of friends at sleepover camp for an exciting summer away from home. The iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song, solving problems and working together. Join your favorite American Girls as the campers follow their hearts, share their dreams and learn the power of friendship at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pm
At Magic|Bar, bartender/magician extraordinaire Benjamin Schrader’s weekly Monday pop-up sleight-of-hand saloon, the magic is intimate and happens just a few feet away, making each card trick all the more impressive. A dozen lucky patrons sip specially crafted cocktails and have their minds blown by a rotating roster of guest performers, all of whom, also are headlining magicians at the Magic Castle.Once the wooden doors of Magic|Bar slide shut, a small group of wonder-seekers bond over shared moments of amazement. Old jazz records spin on a turntable. Decks are cut. Booze is imbibed. And poof! Just like that, at least for an hour or so, the outside world disappears.“A magician extraordinaire, sleight of hand saloon”
-Atlas Obscura“If you’re tired of looking for a member to get you into the Magic Castle, this weekly LA pop-up is the next best thing. In fact, the intimate show is even better, if you ask us”
-Supercall.com“Old-timey jazz drifts from a record player, candles drip wax over shelves in the corners, and for an hour, it’s unclear whether the more exciting escapism is the Houdini-inspired evasion tricks or your hourlong disconnect from the outside world.”
-TimeOutLA“Once the wooden doors of Magic Bar slide shut, a small group of wonder-seekers bond over shared moments of amazement. Old jazz records spin on a turntable. Decks are cut. Booze is imbibed. And poof! Just like that, at least for an hour or so, the outside world disappears.”
Monday, May 6, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 9:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 9:00pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 9:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 9:00pmMonday, May 27, 2019 / 7:00pm
A true Broadway sensation, Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz from a very different perspective. Long before Dorothy arrives, another girl is born with emerald-green skin. She’s smart, fiery, misunderstood, and she possesses an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships … until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, the untold true story of the Witches of Oz transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. Don’t miss this acclaimed musical at ASU Gammage.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 6:30pm
Alexander Hamilton’s remarkable story has inspired millions of Americans. Now you can see it through his eyes in this 360-degree immersive exhibition inspired by the revolutionary Broadway musical. Featuring an audio tour narrated by the musical’s author, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Exhibition takes visitors deeper into the life and times of one of our nation’s Founding Fathers, while at the same time chronicling the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America. Through a dynamic and interactive mix of lighting, sound, multimedia, music and historical artifacts, you’ll experience how it felt to write the way Hamilton wrote, fight the way Hamilton fought, and live the way Hamilton lived. Hamilton: The Exhibition gives new insight into Hamilton’s life and the founding of America, ultimately leaving us to ask the question: How can we leave our own legacies for future Americans? Don’t miss the exhibition’s launch this spring at Chicago’s Northerly Island.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 10:00am-8:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:00am-8:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, May 6, 2019 / Noon-6:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / Noon-6:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 10:00am-8:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 10:00am-8:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)
Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington and Emma Goldman are just a few of the historical figures making cool cameo appearances in this soul-stirring musical set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York. And talk about timely: this acclaimed show paints a powerful portrait of the American melting pot through three ethnically diverse characters — a white upper-class mother, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring African-American musician — whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel, Ragtime ‘s dynamic jazz and gospel-influenced score comes from the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Seussical, Rocky the Musical), and it’s coming to Palmetto at the Serenbe Playhouse-Ragtime Field.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pm
Hailed by Bay Area critics as “visceral and haunting” (Mercury News), “a sensory bombardment” (SF Chronicle) and “vibrantly theatrical and pointedly contemporary” (SF Examiner), The Jungle is a once-in-a-lifetime event not to be missed. Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of the Jungle — the short-lived, self-governing society that emerged within a sprawling refugee camp in Calais, France. Join the residents over freshly-baked naan and sweet milky chai at the at the Afghan Café. Take a seat in a place where men, women and children fleeing war and persecution created a world offering warm hospitality amidst squalor and danger. The heart-stopping stories of those who inhabited this desolate patch of land in France roar back to life in this shockingly intimate and wildly acclaimed production that plunges us directly into its subject matter. After taking London and New York by storm, The Jungle now arrives at the Curran in San Francisco with Miriam Buether’s award-winning set design. To accommodate this incredibly unique staging, the Curran has been completely transformed and, in the process, the capacity has been reduced to an intimate 600 seats.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:00pm
A theater company most terrible is about to stage a murder most foul … no good can come of this. Actually, these wannabe thespians will be lucky to make it through opening night without some real corpses stacking up, because this is The Play That Goes Wrong. And boy, does it. But what’s a chaotic series of mishaps for them makes for “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (Huffington Post) and proof that sometimes something’s so wrong it’s right. Broadway’s most award-winningest comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong has racked up more laurels than Caesar, conquering stages from Paris to London to Broadway, and now it’s returning to wreak hilarious havoc on New World Stages. See for yourself why Forbes said, “You’ll never have a better time in a theater!”
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 2:00pm
Thanks to a recent $8 million renovation, the gorgeous art-deco Bethesda Theatre is now Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, a hot spot for live music, dining and drinking. The club offers great entertainment from top national blues and jazz artists, plus the best talent from the mid-Atlantic region, in an intimate setting with excellent acoustics. Enjoy a great dinner served up with a heaping side of blues and jazz — Executive Chef William Pack Jr. has created a Creole/Cajun-inspired menu with a bevy of mouthwatering choices, including delicious desserts.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pm (Allen Carman Project and Marc Antoine)
In The Bodyguard: The Musical,former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge –- what they don’t expect is to fall in love.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 4:00pm
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.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / NoonSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 4:00pm (Special Start Time)Sunday, May 12, 2019 / NoonSunday, May 19, 2019 / NoonSunday, May 26, 2019 / NoonSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / NoonSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / NoonSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / Noon
Teatro ZinZanni has been called “the Kit Kat Klub on acid,” but you won’t have to worry about bad vibes when you take this trip. Enter a fantastical world where a magical Maître d’ struggles to make opening night a success. Mechanical waitresses, gravity-defying chefs and an amorous busboy who has finally met his match will have to bend over backwards — literally — to save the day. International cirque, comedy and cabaret combine for a topsy-turvy blend that is part circus, part dinner theater and all magic. While you enjoy the show, you can chow down on four courses designed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson. Step into Teatro ZinZanni in Woodinville and experience Love, Chaos, and Dinner.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 6:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
Warm up your weekend at NYC’s National Geographic Encounter and enjoy Sip n’ Sea — an included glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage after your adventure across the Pacific. Journey with your friends on this walk-through adventure across the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll see, hear and feel what it’s like to live under the sea. Groundbreaking technology and stunning photorealistic animation transport you to a battle between two vicious squid, a luminous coral reef at night, and more of our ocean’s most spectacular and extraordinary moments. Sip n’ Sea is presented by Lillie’s Victorian Establishment.
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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.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pm (Savoy Brown)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 10:00pm (Kev Choice Ensemble)
The 1952 MGM song-and-dance classic that immortalized Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds — and umbrellas and lampposts — also has its share of comedy and romance, cementing its status as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time. Adapted for the stage in 1985 by the film’s legendary creators Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Singin’ in the Rain comes to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, thanks to a splashy new production. With glorious dance sequences, riotous comedy routines and unforgettable songs — including “Make ’Em Laugh,” “Good Morning” and the show-stopping title song — this stage spectacular takes you on an entertaining trip back in Hollywood history, as silent films transform into talkies.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pm
After 19 Grammys and tens of millions in record sales, Tony Bennett still defies gravity. This unstoppable legend is recording albums with today’s hottest stars (Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood), mentoring the next generation on American Idol, performing at the World Series, and — lucky us! — touring. He’s won over a whole new generation of fans with his wit, charm and helluva voice. Whether crooning signature songs like “Steppin’ Out (With My Baby)” and “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” waxing poetic on hits like “The Good Life” or performing the standards he recorded with Lady Gaga on their chart-topping album, the honey-toned NEA Jazz Master never disappoints. Don’t miss this golden chance to see him and special guest Antonia Bennett live in concert at the City National Civic in San Jose.
One of the most beloved dance stories of all time hustles its way onstage at The Media Theatre. Saturday Night Fever is the 1970s coming-of-age tale of young working class Brooklyn teen Tony Manero, who escapes his life’s tribulations with his weekend trips to the local discotheque. Based on the 1977 film starring John Travolta, the production is packed with classic disco hits from the Bee Gees, including “Stayin’ Alive,” “More Than a Woman,” “If I Can’t Have You” and “Disco Inferno.” Get electrified by this nostalgic trip through disco.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 2:00pm
Killer Queen are the only tribute to have sold out the same arenas as Queen in their heyday. The longest-established tribute to Queen, Patrick Myers and his band are famed for their full-scale re-creations of Queen’s epic concerts at Forest National and Ahoy. “No detail is overlooked. Killer Queen are kings of the musical impersonators, the highest of tributes,” writes Duncan Kennedy of BBC News. This tribute to Queen comes to the Anderson Theatre in Marietta for one show only.
Weekends are for relaxing and rejuvenating, and San Francisco Sailing Company offers the perfect way to do that. Climb aboard a sailboat for a two-hour cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge. Along the way, enjoy two complimentary drinks, such as champagne, mimosas, beer, white wine or soda. You’ll depart from Pier 39 at 10:00am, when sailing is the smoothest and warmest. Along the way to Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll cruise past Fisherman’s Wharf, Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina District, Crissy Field and Fort Point. You’ll be right under the Golden Gate Bridge for the 11:00am champagne toast. The return journey through the central bay and around Alcatraz Island will offer magnificent views of the cityfront, Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Angel Island, Alcatraz, Oakland and the Bay Bridge.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Friday, May 24, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)
Hop on a three-story luxury yacht for a cruise around Lake Michigan! Tickets include a live DJ, dancing, giveaways and the best views of Chicago. Imagine being at a trendy bar while enjoying the beautiful Chicago skyline as you cruise down Lake Michigan aboard a luxury yacht. Our yacht is equipped with three floors including a lounge area, dance floor and top deck to party on. Take advantage of Chicago’s best asset and get out on the lake aboard the cruise.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 6:00pm (Boarding at 5:15pm)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:30pm (Boarding at 12:45pm)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 6:00pm (Boarding at 5:15pm)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:30pm (Boarding at 9:45pm)
Grammy, Tony and Emmy-nominated actress and singer Vanessa Williams joins the National Symphony Orchestra Pops for a Broadway-themed program reflecting her wide-ranging career and interest in a variety of genres, including R&B, Pop and musical theater. After the superstar rose to fame in the ‘80s on the strength of tracks like “The Right Stuff” and "Dreamin’," Williams made the leap to acting, with head-turning roles in films such as Soul Food and an Emmy-nominated turn in ABC’s Ugly Betty. Along with her Tony-nominated performance in Into the Woods, Williams lent her powerful pipes to pop hits like “Running Back to You” and the unforgettable slow-dance staple “Save the Best for Last.” Witness the multitalented star with NSO Pops live at The Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, DC.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pm
After a long, cold winter, it’s always great to celebrate spring once it’s officially sprung. Step aboard one of National Ferry Fleet’s luxurious vessels, and set sail on the Potomac, taking in the capital’s glorious landmarks and the gorgeous cherry trees — which, if you’re lucky, will be in full bloom. You’ve only got a limited window of time to soak in the beauty of the blossoms and capture panoramic photos commemorating the occasion, so don’t miss this unique way to view one of D.C.’s most popular annual events. During your hour on board, let the wind blow through your hair on an outdoor deck, or relax in the climate-controlled interior cabin, and enjoy snacks and refreshments available for purchase from two onboard bars.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 1:00pm
Circo Hermanos Vazquez delivers a turbo-charged take on the traditional circus that’s sure to thrill audiences of all ages. From graceful dancers and daring acrobats up in the air to crazy clowns and jaw-dropping feats of strength back on earth, this gasp-inducing performance gathers tons of talent under the giant tent for a huge dose of family fun. Founded in 1969 in Mexico City, Circo Hermanos Vazquez has been entertaining fans in the U.S. and around Latin America ever since, and now they’re pitching their colorful tent at the Valley View Center in Dallas.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 7:30pm
Las Vegas’ longest-running scripted show, Menopause The Musical has been seen by more than 11 million women worldwide! Now the show comes alive at the Welk Resort Theatre in Escondido. Voted 2015’s best live show by Vegas Seven, this joyful musical parody tells the tale of four ladies with nothing in common except a certain black lace bra. They meet by chance at a lingerie sale in a department store and end up poking fun at their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. With classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s moving the action along, these diverse women in Menopause The Musical create a sisterhood as they realize that menopause is a shared experience.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:00pm
Amazement awaits you and your guests inside Black Rabbit Rose, a swanky multi-space venue boasting a theater for magic and variety acts, plus a bar featuring craft cocktails and Thai-Chinese small plates. This retro-style cabaret show sets out to impress with an array of burlesque and specialty performers, while the world’s finest close-up illusionists dazzle you with their magical talent. VIP admission grants you front-row seating at this intimate Hollywood nightspot.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:30pm Friday, May 3, 2019 / 9:30pm Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:30pm Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:30pm Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 10, 2019 / 9:30pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pm
For over a decade, Puppetry of the Penis has been making audiences laugh worldwide with unclad “puppeteers” who stretch themselves to the limit performing genital origami. The two performers move through a series of tricks, contorting themselves into shapes such as the “Hamburger” and “Loch Ness Monster.” Now you can catch this outrageous international hit at the Erotic Heritage Museum Las Vegas.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 8:00pm
Following its smash hit sold-out world premiere at Z Space in 2018, Weightless makes a triumphant return to the Bay Area with this limited two-week engagement at A.C.T. The San Francisco Chronicle gave the show its highest rating (Leaping Little Man), calling it "a complete theatre experience. Magical. Gorgeous. A glimpse of the future of theatre.” This thrilling work weaves myth with evocative indie rock to tell a gripping story of sisterhood, love, betrayal and rebirth. Through intimate storytelling, rollicking performances, and the Kilbanes’ celebrated sound, Weightless explores the bonds of sisterhood and the power of the female voice. Featuring: Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses (The Kilbanes) with Lila Blue, Julia Brothers, Dan Harris and Joshua Pollock.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pm
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.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:30pm (Frank McComb)Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:30pm (Monty Alexander Trio)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:30pm (Monty Alexander Trio)Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 8:30pm (Frank Vardaros Tribute to Maynard Ferguson)Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:30pm (Yu Ooka, feat. Barbara Morrison)
Before Lin-Mauel Miranda came along, Stephen Sondheim was Broadway’s rappingest wordsmith. Into the Woods works its considerable magic through his exhilarating rhymes and occasional grim wisdom. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. Don’t miss this Helen Hayes Awards recommended production at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:30pm
Immerse yourself in a unique New York experience discovering the hidden parts of iconic Central Park. The parks 843 wooded acres contain many enclaves that are rarely seen by tourists. There are waterfalls, ravines, wooded arbors, bird sanctuaries, a willow-shaded loch and formal gardens to visit. On this two-hour guided walking tour, you’ll discover the northern part of Central Park, an unexplored and lightly traveled revelation to both native New Yorkers and visitors alike.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 10:00am (Please arrive by 9:45 AM)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:00am (Please arrive by 9:45 AM)Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 10:00am (Please arrive by 9:45 AM)Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, May 9, 2019 / 10:00amFriday, May 10, 2019 / 10:00am (Please arrive by 9:45 AM)Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 10:00am (Please arrive by 9:45 AM)Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 10:00am (Please arrive by 9:45 AM)
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is an American hip-hop band from Cleveland, Ohio, formed in 1991. The group originally consisted of rappers Layzie Bone, Flesh-n-Bone, Bizzy Bone, Krayzie Bone and Wish Bone. Rapper Eazy-E of the group N.W.A signed Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to Ruthless Records in late 1993, when Bone Thugs debuted with the EP Creepin on ah Come Up. The EP included the hit single “Thuggish Ruggish Bone.” A tribute to Eazy-E, “Tha Crossroads,” won a Grammy Award in 1997. Bone Thugs is the only group that has worked with deceased artists 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Eazy-E & Big Pun while they were still alive. The editors of About.com ranked them #12 on their list of the “25 Best Rap Groups of All Time,” and MTV called them “the most melodic hip-hop group of all time.” Catch them in concert at Concord’s Chicago Music Hall.
Presented by Children’s Musical Theater (CMT) San Jose and featuring local performers ages 8-14, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the irresistible story of a 12-year-old boy growing up in the heartland of America. Filled with foot-stomping, toe-tapping songs by Don Schlitz, with a book by Ken Ludwig, this musical adventure is a tale of thrilling escapes, comedy and inspiration for the whole family. Set in 1840 Missouri, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer invites us into Tom’s never-ending mischief with his best friend, Huckleberry Finn, and his love interest, Becky Thatcher; whether it’s matching wits with Aunt Polly, tricking people into whitewashing a fence for him or narrowly escaping the clutches of a murderous villain, his greatest exploits are plucked from the book and brought to life on the stage.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pm
Don’t miss the legendary Art Garfunkel live in concert at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Garfunkel was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow NYC native Paul Simon. Their greatest-hits collection, which includes “Homeward Bound” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound of Silence,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” among others, is one of the biggest-selling albums of all time. Since parting ways, Garfunkel has appeared in a number of films, released 12 solo albums, and reached the top 10 with his single “All I Know.” The artist’s image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. His “beautiful countertenor,” as Neil Strauss described Garfunkel’s voice in The New York Times, is clear and resonant … a time-honored friend to a world of listeners.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
If your idea of a poetry reading involves a tweed-clad author, a podium and possibly a nap, then prepare to have your expectations exceeded by The Poetry Brothel, dubbed “New York’s sexiest literary event” by Time Out New York. Inspired by the fin-de-siècle bordellos of Paris and New Orleans, this immersive experience invites you inside a lush, speakeasy-style environment to meet your host, or “Madame,” who’ll introduce you to a rotating cast of poets-in-character, both male and female, emerging and established, and local and international, each with a unique story to tell. They’ll engage you with public readings, or if you prefer, private ones (for an additional fee). As with any underground establishment worth its salt, The Poetry Brothel also offers a full bar and themed cabaret entertainment with an ever-changing lineup of live music, burlesque dancers, painters, fortune-tellers and more. The Mystical Medicine edition now slinks its way back into Brooklyn at The House of Yes.
NOW OVATION RECOMMENDED Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and comedian Monica Piper leaves audiences laughed out, a little teary-eyed, and happy to be Jewish…even those who aren’t. This show delighted audiences for 16 months straight during its debut in Los Angeles and was LA DRAMA CRITICS NOMINATED FOR BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE. It went on to run Off-Broadway with The New York Times raving it “FUNNY…DELICIOUS…A GEM” Now back in LA for a limited time!
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 30, 2019 / 8:00pm
History comes alive as you find yourself in remarkable and little-known Lower Manhattan locations meaningful to the lives and partnership of Alexander Hamilton and George Washington at the dawn of the United States. Relive the first reading of the Declaration of Independence and the revolt that followed, snoop into the Culper spy ring, honor the American soldiers who fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, and applaud Hamilton’s achievement of the Compromise of 1790. You will stand in awe by the tavern where Washington bid farewell to his officers, celebrate at the site of Washington’s momentous inauguration, gain insights into the duel between Hamilton and Aaron Burr, pay your respects at the final resting place of the Hamiltons, and much more. You’ll hear stories, letters, speeches and see paintings from the time. Your tour will be led by a knowledgeable licensed NYC guide and urban historian with 20 years of experience. This is an immersive tour for fans of American history and the musical Hamilton!
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / NoonSaturday, May 11, 2019 / NoonFriday, May 17, 2019 / NoonSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 4:00pm (Special Start Time)Saturday, May 25, 2019 / NoonFriday, May 31, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / Noon
LEGO lovers, prepare to be inspired, educated and entertained when Brick Fest Live comes to the Sacramento Convention Center. You’ll get the chance to participate in hands-on building attractions and shop the largest variety of LEGO-themed merchandise imaginable, all under one roof. Marvel at giant creations built by pros, and even build some designs of your own. Construct a custom derby car and race it down a 35-foot long timed track, contribute to a large-scale floor mosaic, or go head-to-head against other fans in the LEGO video game arena. There’s a glow gallery, a miniature golf course and much more. There’s something for all ages here — all you need to bring is your creativity. Oh — and maybe your handy-dandy brick separator!
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am)Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am)
The House Theatre of Chicago brings to life the classic fairy tale of a wooden boy who wishes to become real. And Pinocchio will be portrayed by a stunning, life-size Bunraku-inspired puppet, created and crafted by Chicago Puppet Studios. Toy-shop owner Geppetto’s puppet child flourishes. The growing Pinocchio devours books and the complex worlds they reveal. He longs to sink his adolescent teeth into real relationships and conversations beyond the walls of his storefront home. But this protective father keeps Pinocchio’s wild branches trimmed back, and forbids venturing out. Funny, imaginative and moving, Pinocchio explores how the lies we tell ourselves hurt those we love.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm
Chicago has everything that makes a Broadway musical great: sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a showbiz story that packs a powerful punch. Set amidst the showy decadence of the 1920s, Chicago tells the tale of convicted murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who’ll stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. Their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which could just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids. A smash on Broadway (winning six Tony Awards) and on the big screen (winning six Academy Awards), this biting satire features the unforgettable songs of Kander and Ebb, including “All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango” and many more hits. Enjoy this musical trip back to a time when a little razzle-dazzle made everything just fine when this dazzling production comes to the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pm
Friends! The Musical Parody is the comedic musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV’s Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan. It’s a typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear! The new musical re-creates our favorite moments from all 10 years of Friends through an uncensored, fast-paced, music filled romp.
Inspired by actress Vivica A. Fox’s steamy new Lifetime reality show Vivica’s Black Magic, the theatrical show Black Magic Live brings the chocolate off the screen and onto the stage of the Embassy Nightclub Theater in Las Vegas. This mocha-fueled male revue features a flurry of washboard abs, seductive synchronized dance moves and a tantalizing strip tease that only the City of Sin could approve of. Without a doubt, the gals will enjoy this titillating soiree of the hottest black men from near and far.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 9:00pm Friday, May 3, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:00pm Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 9:00pm Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 9:00pm Friday, May 10, 2019 / 9:00pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 9:00pm Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 9:00pm
Fresh off its Tony-nominated Broadway revival, Falsettos arrives at the Ahmanson in L.A. as “an exceptional production of a perfect musical” (The New York Times). The story revolves around a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. At times both hilarious and achingly poignant, Falsettos shines an ahead-of-its-time spotlight on the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family … and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories. A hit when it premiered on Broadway in 1992, this always-timely show won Tony Awards for its book by James Lapine and William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and its score, also by Finn.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 6:30pm
Cinco de Mayo is on its way, so let’s give ‘em something to taco about on this silent disco booze cruise of New York Harbor. The party boat sets sail with plenty of drinks, music, and fun to help you rock out with your guac out all night long to three different DJs. Plus, you’ll soak up amazing views of the Statue of Liberty and the most famous skyline in the world. Your Quiet Events headphones allow you to adjust the volume and choose between DJs with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you’re listening to, whether its Top 40 dance hits, ’80s, ’90s and 2K throwbacks or hip hop and R&B.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:30pm (Boarding Begins at 9:30pm)
Harold creates a world of his own simply by drawing it, showing just how far your imagination can take you. See this adaptation of the beloved children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 3:00pm
A young king and his three compatriots renounce the company of women in favor of scholarly pursuits. Their pact is immediately jeopardized, however, when the Princess of France and her companions arrive. Will the men stand resolute and keep their monastic vows, or surrender to the charms of the opposite sex? Shakespeare’s delicious comedy is full of lovers and clowns, foolery and the follies of the heart — and there’s nothing quite like seeing it live. Experience Love’s Labor’s Lost Folger Theatre in D.C.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm
Why spend another Cinco de Mayo in a stuffy Mexican restaurant when you can hit the open waters and enjoy food, music and fantastic scenery? This Pier Pressure Cinco De Mayo weekend cruise offers a rollicking way to celebrate the popular Mexican holiday, with dancing to two DJs on four decks, drink specials on margaritas, cerveza and mixed tequila drinks. Forget about crowding into a bar at happy hour — set sail on a fun three-hour adventure on the harbor aboard the Spirit of Boston.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:59pm (Boarding at 11:30pm)
Maurice Jones (The Lifespan of a Fact)takes on one of the greatest roles in the English language in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Hamlet, staged by artistic director Barbara Gaines. Chances are you’ve read the play or seen one of the movie adaptations; you know some of the immortal lines (“To be or not to be?”), but if you haven’t seen Shakespeare’s masterpiece live on stage, then you haven’t fully experienced this thrilling tale of political intrigue, murder, madness and duels to the death. See why Hamlet remains one of the great works of literature at this production at Chicago Shakespeare’s Courtyard Theater on Navy Pier.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 7:30pm
An oral history of the present by Hollis King. Poetry By Carl Hancock Rux. Conceived and directed by Indira Etwaroo. Live vocals by Marcelle Davies-Lashley. A Walk Into Slavery is a multi-media meditation about reconnecting with one’s ancestors and redefining one’s purpose. We meet Hollis King, an international designer and photographer, just back from a journey that he’d put off for a lifetime to the homeland that he never knew. While visiting Africa, King encountered the slave dungeons of West Ghana — the final stop for many before their Transatlantic journey into slavery in the Americas. Enhanced with photographs, pencil sketches, journal entries, videotaped interviews, and live music, we learn that in order to move forward one must go back. This event is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding is provided by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Fund for the City of New York, the J. L. Greene Arts Access Fund in The New York Community Trust, The Howard Gilman Foundation, The Lily Auchincloss Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and The William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust.
In response to a nationwide increase in sightings of “Asian-looking ghosts,” two entrepreneurial Thai-American brothers launch a ghost-hunting business in The Brothers Paranormal. When the siblings investigate the home of an African-American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina, what’s real and what’s fantasy clash against a shocking truth. This witty and haunting story is brought to you in partnership by Theater Mu and Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pm
This sunset cruise of San Diego Bay celebrates Cinco de Mayo on the water with Latin music, a Mexican-themed buffet and margaritas galore to order from the full bar in popular flavors like strawberry mango, pineapple, coconut, and of course, the classic margarita. You’ll be welcomed aboard this two-deck 90-ft. party yacht with a glass of champagne margarita and enjoy tacos, nachos, churros and other traditional specialties, along with spectacular views. A live DJ will be spinning Top 40, hip hop and Latin music for your dancing pleasure, and festive Cinco de Mayo attire is encouraged.
Enter the Enchanted Gardens and experience the beauty of “Naina’s Magical Garden” and the “Secret Garden” through elegantly choreographed divertissements from Opera Ruslan and Lyudmila, Ballet Le Corsaire and more. Featuring special guest artists from the Washington Ballet, Principal Dancers Katherine Barkman and Rolando Sarabia and the award-winning Bayer Ballet, which has received several prestigious awards, including the Gold Metal from World Ballet Competition (WBC); “Outstanding School,” “Outstanding Teacher,” and “Best Ensemble” for 2018 & 2019 by the World’s Largest Global Network of Dance, Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP). Experience the exquisite Russian Vaganova style in its purest form, within classical, neo-classical and character repertoire. This production will inspire the entire family, from the novice spectator to the seasoned dance enthusiast. Enjoy a beautiful day of ballet at the historic San Francisco landmark, Palace of Fine Arts.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:30pm
Ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop, the neighborhood has looked upon the Nowaks’ 20-foot shrine as a beacon of hope and faith. But a deathbed confession reveals a secret that brings the family legend into question. Lauded as heartfelt and hilarious, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble’s Miracle on South Division Street comes to McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 8:00pm
Marvel as the talented teens of Next Stop Broadway present their pre-professional production of The Drowsy Chaperone. This rousing show is a hilarious spoof on old musicals with a loving send-up to the Jazz Age, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another, and a story filled with many delightful characters that come to life and add the hilarious comedic moments that complete the perfect recipe for an evening of theatrical madcap delight. Enjoy The Drowsy Chaperone at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pm
Audiences just can’t let Disney’s Frozen go. After sparking family sing-alongs and melting hearts around the world, the two-time Oscar-winning film hit the Broadway stage, brought to life by an all-star creative team of Tony and Oscar winners. The songwriters behind the earworm to end all earworms — “Let It Go” — expanded the film’s score with an avalanche of catchy new songs. Now this “jaw-dropping and poignant” spectacle (Variety) comes to St. James Theatre with “amazing special effects, eye-popping costumes and incredible performances” (Newsday). Don’t miss this enchanting story of two sisters pulled apart by a mysterious secret, and the epic adventure that brings them back together.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 1:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pm
The exhilarating true story of the famed 1956 on-the-fly recording session at Sun Records that brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one of the greatest jam sessions ever, Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony-winning musical that captures the momentous event. That legendary Memphis night comes to life at Greater Boston Stage Company, featuring a score of hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 3:00pm
Songs From the Silver Screen is a hilarious send-up of iconic movie moments and music from the history of American cinema. Catch it live at The Music Box Theater in Houston.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Friday, May 17, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 2:00pm (Doors Open at 1:00pm)Friday, May 24, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Friday, May 31, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 2:00pm (Doors Open at 1:00pm)Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza’s comedy of (bad) manners, begins with two couples meeting to work things out after a playground altercation between their children. As the evening progresses, their behavior goes from civilized to outrageous as each couple tries to pin the blame on the other for the incident. From cutting dialogue to broad physical comedy, God of Carnage will defy your expectations at every turn, becoming more hilarious with each scene. Find out just how thin the line between civility and brutality is in this Keegan Theatre production.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 20, 2019 / 8:00pm
Most of us are familiar with the biblical story of Job, who believed and trusted that God would deliver him, even though his heart was broken and his body was overcome with pain. Ebony, the modern-day Job in the gospel play Double for Your Trouble, is under the attack of the enemy and has hit rock bottom. Tragedy has caused her to experience a stream of emotions … denial, hurt, anger, depression, rebellion … which have left her mentally, physically and emotionally drained. Can God restore and mend Ebony’s broken heart? Yes, He can. But will she allow Him to? This gospel stage play tells the story of God’s love and His ability to restore what the enemy has stolen from you … and give you double for your trouble. Written, directed and produced by Lisa Evans-Graham, the show takes the stage at the Oberia D. Dempsey Theater in New York City.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 5:00pm
Starring Rob Jerome as Cab Calloway, this show brings the legendary American jazz singer, dancer, and band leader to life. From his early childhood days singing in a church choir through his legendary time at Harlem’s Cotton Club, learn the story of this musical genius. Directed by Brenda Porter and produced by Academy Theatre and Impact Theatre Atlanta, this show co-stars Kima Whipple-Jackson and Denzell Walker.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 23, 2019 / 8:00pm
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 innovative arrangements of the best jazz songs around.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pm (Eric Jacobson Quartet - The Music of Clifford Brown)Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 9:30pm (Eric Jacobson Quartet - The Music of Clifford Brown)Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pm (Petra's Recession Seven)Friday, May 3, 2019 / 9:30pm (Petra's Recession Seven)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pm (Alexis Cole Trio - Debut - 1 Night Only!)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:30pm (Alexis Cole Trio - Debut - 1 Night Only!)Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 5:30pm (Heritage Jazz Orchestra)Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:30pm (Heritage Jazz Orchestra)
Discover the hidden, booze-filled underbelly of Philadelphia in the 1920’s on the Prohibition Pub Crawl. On this three-hour history-filled walking tour, you’ll slip into several establishments that served as speakeasies during Prohibition, learning how alcohol was distributed clandestinely throughout the city while sipping on craft cocktails with nary a hint of scandal. You’ll find out about the major historical figures who helped to fill revelers’ glasses and kept the parties rolling right under the authorities’ noses, and see colonial-era brew sites that once brewed beer recipes written by Ben Franklin. This walking (and drinking) tour of Philadelphia history includes a complimentary beverage and snack, along with trivia and prize giveaways.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 6:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 6:30pmFriday, May 31, 2019 / 6:30pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 6:30pm
On Saturday, May the 4th, also known as Star Wars Day, Scorpio Entertainment will transform the historic Reagan National Airport Terminal A lobby into a spaceship-inspired cosmic dance party featuring an open bar, live entertainment, views of planes landing and taking off, glow wear for all guests, a social media projection wall, a galactic light show, and a few other surprises throughout the evening — which may include a real-life “Sharknado moment” above the crowd!
For the 13th year in a row, Portland’s top musical talent gathers for a benefit concert saluting iconic jazz singer-songwriter Billie Holiday, whose raspy vocal style and string of ‘40s era hits is as legendary as her dramatic life story. Lady Day was an American jazz singer and songwriter and a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired all over the world for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing. Among her enduring tunes are favorites like “God Bless the Child,” “Strange Fruit,” “All of Me,” "When You’re Smiling," “Embraceable You,” “I Can’t Get Started” and many more. You’ll hear tributes by artists representing a wide variety of genres. Don’t miss this tribute to a legend at Portland’s Alberta Rose Theatre.
Bring a picnic and enjoy a beautiful two-hour sunset sail aboard the Schooner Adirondack. This relaxing cruise on the elegant, 80-foot, 1890s-style pilot schooner lets you take in the city’s world-famous sights, including Ellis Island, the New York City skyline, Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty. Along the way, you’ll enjoy complimentary beer, wine, soda and champagne, and the friendly and attentive crew will shut off the engines and set sail for as much of the trip as possible.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 6:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 6:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 6:30pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 6:30pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 6:30pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 6:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 6:30pm
The Cured (a tribute to The Cure) is taking over House of Blues Anaheim! Arena (a tribute to Duran Duran) will be kicking off the night and making us hungry like the wolf! Get your tickets and come jam out to your favorite Duran Duran and The Cure songs with us!
From big bands to jazz choirs, Colombian singers to jazz harpists, The Jazz Room concerts at the Village Theatre & Art Gallery are your one-stop spot for all things swingin’. Don’t miss these performances presented by the town of Danville and singer-songwriter Eve Marie Shahoian.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)
Sundays are tough for everybody. With the work week looming in less than 24 hours, it can be hard to make the most of your last day of the weekend — unless, of course, you go to the Improv Brunch at UP Comedy Club. This legendary Sunday funday kicks off with a scrumptious spread including chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits and bottomless mimosas, followed by an all-you-can-laugh improv show starring some of Chicago’s finest and funniest performers. With a belly full of a brunch and a heart full of laughter, the week ahead will look a lot more manageable.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / NoonSunday, May 12, 2019 / 10:30amSunday, May 12, 2019 / 12:45pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / NoonSunday, May 26, 2019 / Noon
When we think of monumental moments in world history, we usually think of kings, emperors and presidents. But sometimes, against all odds, it’s one of us mere mortals who manages to nudge the world a step in the direction of progress. Oslo, the 2017 Tony winner for Best Play, is the story of one such instance. It’s the story of a Norwegian diplomat and her husband, who, in 1993, assembled a ragtag group of would-be diplomats to attempt the impossible: broker peace between Israel and Palestine. Operating in secret and without any official bargaining power, the group dives headlong into the deadly decades-long conflict. Now this nail-biting true story comes to the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, D.C., courtesy of Round House Theatre.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 12:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pm
While exploring an ancient library, you discover a secret passage that leads you into the mysterious lab of an ancient alchemist. The door slams shut and locks behind you — now, with only an hour until the alchemist returns, you must uncover and unite the four lost elements to release the hidden power of the Philosopher’s Stone and escape the room. This live action event at Escape Room L.A. is a fun and frantic challenge requiring critical thinking, creativity and plenty of teamwork.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 6:00pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 7:30pm
The Los Angeles Children’s Theater returns for a world premiere musical adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are: The Musical at Stages LA in Santa Monica. Where The Wild Things Are: The Musical is an endearing story about love, childhood, bullying and growing up. Creatively adapted from Sendak’s original story by writer-director R.G. Cantalupo, with such beautiful and endearing songs as “Somewhere Across Time,” “All You Gotta Do Is Do It” and “The Wild Thing Two-Step,” this musical touches the heart and spirit with a memorable message for audiences of all ages.
Two-time Emmy Award and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein returns to San Francisco to perform at his namesake Feinstein’s at the Nikko. Long established as the Ambassador of the Great American Songbook, he’ll perform beloved standards as well as some contemporary surprises. Feinstein’s critically acclaimed concerts spanning the globe have established him as one of the most important musical forces of our time. Don’t miss your chance to see this quintessential performer live in San Francisco.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 5:00pm
Join a trio of adventurers on a fun-filled quest to save an interdimensional island from an army of malicious moles — and maybe even learn a thing or two along the way! Pip’s Island: The Lighthouse Rescue is a one-hour immersive theatrical experience for explorers aged 4 through 10 and their families where the kids become the stars of the show. On this entertaining and empowering journey, you’ll join your guides Pip, Pebble and Finn as they lead you through fun, interactive challenges that you’ll work together to solve and progress the story. Full of music, live performers, puppets, interactive set pieces and animated characters, Pip’s Island: The Lighthouse Rescue is part theater, part children’s museum and completely unforgettable.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:00amSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 4:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 5:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 9:00amSunday, May 5, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 4:30pm
Daughter Of A Garbageman, named Top 3 Solo Shows Bay Area, is Maureen Langan’s one-woman tour-de-force about her 1970s upbringing in New Jersey, where her Irish mother and Bronx-born father told her an education was the path to success. How do you tell your daughter to read when sex tapes lead to book deals? When The Apprentice can become the president? Langan’s hysterical and emotionally-moving show lambasts our reality show culture while sharing her family’s strengths, struggles and secrets.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 5:00pm
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard … and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. Featuring top ten hits like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man,” this production is directed by Des McAnuff, with book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pm
When the queen of Las Vegas, a Miss Celine Dion, calls someone a great entertainer — you gotta catch that show. This high-energy comedian is an absolute hoot — and not just because his wild act is at Hooters Casino Hotel. This Monet of the celebrity impressionist world will make you do a spit take from your complimentary drink because you’ll think Jack Nicholson or Garth Brooks just took the mic. It wouldn’t be Sin City without live music. So, in addition to his rapid-fire roulette table of impressions and edgy comedy routine, Gordie Brown will be singing a concert of nostalgia that will make your heart go on and on.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 7:00pm
If there’s anything the last few years have shown us, it’s that race is still an issue in America. And how couldn’t it be, given our history? But we’re only just now starting to face how deeply rooted and tangled the issue is for all of us. Pointing the way are brave, finger-on-the-pulse works like The Niceties. This intimate, tense drama finds a black student and a white professor — both brilliant, both liberal — meeting to discuss a paper about slavery’s role in the American Revolution. But as the polite chat delves deeper, it grows increasingly fraught, building to a climax that will change both women forever. Don’t miss this “barnburner of a play” (The Washington Post) at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pm
Catch weekly showcases of the East Coast’s funniest comics at Anthem Lounge in the Tropicana Casino & Resort. Regulars include Matt Bridgestone (writer for the Justin Bieber Roast), impressionist Clipperman, Zach Pickert (HBO), Dupree Lee, Amarie Castillo (ESPN Radio), Ray Vazquez and more. Take a load off, enjoy drinks available for purchase and relax with some very funny people, both new and familiar.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
With numerous No. 1 releases, Steinway artist and composer Chad Lawson’s latest recording, re:piano, pushes the envelope with elements of looping piano and effects. His last release, The Chopin Variations, brought new interpretations to the poet of the piano. With an unmatched versatility that comes from dabbling in various musical genres throughout his long life as a musician, Lawson is one of the most exciting and dynamic pianists working today. Catch this virtuoso live when he comes to the Herbst Theatre at the San Francisco War Memorial Building.
Whether you want to kick off a fabulous date night or wrap up an enjoyable afternoon, this two-hour sunset sail is just the ticket. Step aboard the gorgeous traditional vessel called the Privateer to take in the sights at the most bewitching time of day. You’ll sail past Alcatraz, hug the coast at Sausalito and experience the full grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sip two servings of your choice of included beer, wine, soda or water as Privateer cruises along the spectacular San Francisco cityscape, while the sun sets and the lights of the city come to twinkling life.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Monday, May 6, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)
Iconic cellist Mischa Maisky has collaborated with conductors like Leonard Bernstein, Carlo Maria Giulini, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, James Levine, Charles Dutoit, Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev and Gustavo Dudamel. His chamber music partners have included artists such as Martha Argerich, Radu Lupu, Nelson Freire, Evgeny Kissin, Lang Lang, Peter Serkin, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Joshua Bell, Julian Rachlin and Janine Jansen to name just a few. In this program at the San Francisco War Memorial Building’s Herbst Theatre, he’ll perform works by Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich. The addition of his daughter, pianist Lily Maisky, makes it a family affair not to be missed.
DaVinci & Michelangelo: Battle of the Titans is an awe-inspiring, non-stop, one-of-kind, multi-media “live” theatrical performance as seen through the eyes of these two titans. In this “tour de force” performance, Mark Rodgers will take the audience on an fantastic, awe-inspiring journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of these two, monumental geniuses. The performance is a non-stop, multi-media event featuring movies, videos, 3-D animations, and images of DaVinci and Michelangelo’s inventions, machines, sketches, codices, paintings, and sculptures. Rodgers compares and contrasts the incredible lives of Leonardo and Michelangelo as never before, relating them to our world today with our contemporary geniuses of Les Paul, Van Cliburn, Paul McCartney, Jacques Cousteau and the modern internal combustion engine, as we strive to discover our own “inner” Michelangelo and DaVinci. Rodgers is the creator and mastermind of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo exhibitions for North America and the DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience original theatrical production.
Improv Comedy is back in the heart of Times Square. Hilarious skits and songs are created on the spot and improvised based on audience suggestions and participation. No two shows are ever the same as the cast takes on the day’s hottest topics and scandals in politics, sports and pop culture. Come be a part of the show! LMAO Improv features some of the city’s top talent, with host Walt Frasier.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 7:30pm
The aca-amazing quintet known as the Face Vocal Band has been rocking a cappella-style for more than a decade, impressing audiences around the world with their energetic performances. This Boulder, Colorado-based group has appeared on NBC’s The Sing-Off, headlined the Edinburgh Fringe Fest and opened for everyone from Jay Leno to Boy George to Jon Bon Jovi. “Blending modern popular tunes with complex harmonies, brilliant beat-box rhythms and superb singing … Face take their audience on a musical journey and it’s fantastic fun.” (FringeReview.co.uk) Catch their latest show at the Avenel Performing Arts Center in Woodbridge Township.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pm
Long before Carole King became a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a girl from Brooklyn. Beloved for penning such iconic pop classics as “You’ve Got a Friend” and “I Feel the Earth Move,” she fought her way into the record business as a teenager and ultimately flourished, writing hits for some of the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice. Beautiful is the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. It’s no surprise that Beautiful — The Carole King Musical won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album of 2015. See this unforgettable show at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pm
Name one thing missing from Family Feud. Survey says, You! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the live studio audience for one of America’s longest-running and most beloved game shows. Hosted by Steve Harvey, the show features two families as they compete to name the most popular responses to a series of survey questions. At the end, only one family will walk away with a winning title and a big cash prize. Be there for every hilarious Freudian slip and see Harvey’s priceless reactions in real-time during this live taping of Family Feud at NBC Universal.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 9:30am Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 1:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 9:30am Friday, May 10, 2019 / 1:30pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 9:30am Monday, May 13, 2019 / 1:30pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 9:30am Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / 1:30pm
Three stories cross outside of Portland, OR, in a pitch black comedy with an illicit affair, a couple hanging on by a thread, bears at the window, the worst curiosity shop on the west coast, and an adorable missing dog named Mr Bundles. No one’s happy, people stop being nice, and blood spills. This new play by Steve Yockey (writer on TV’s Supernatural) is a mash up of myth, missing empathy, and “good neighbors” that explores what happens when the mercury rises. It’s a comedy. About revenge.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pm
Bear witness to the story of Offred: one woman of many stripped of her name, her identity, and her personhood by a cruel and oppressive government regime. Offred desperately preserves her story, a simple act of defiance and resistance as dangerous as it is riveting. Margaret Atwood’s extraordinary, important novel — set in Boston and Cambridge — becomes one of Boston Lyric Opera’s largest-ever productions, directed by theater icon Anne Bogart with a hypnotic, evocative score that bends the tenets of traditional opera and leaves audiences breathless. See the first performances of this new edition by the composer, commissioned by Boston Lyric Opera, at Harvard University’s Ray Lavietes Pavilion.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 3:00pm
Celebrate the season of love with Bonbon, Can Can Culinary’s latest cabaret treat, starring an oh-so-sweet cast of sultry singers and dancers. Your hunky and hilarious host Jonny Boy will guide you through a multimedia spectacle of exquisitely choreographed dance and music against a backdrop of high-definition visual technology installations, with performers so close you can almost taste the glitter. Treat yourself and those you love to Bonbon while enjoying craft cocktails and other items purchased from a specially curated, Pike Place Market-fresh menu.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 23, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 29, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 30, 2019 / 7:00pm
Madame Morbid’s Trolley Tours explore the haunted past and unsolved mysteries of Brooklyn. Relive over 400 years of history as you ride in a vintage 22-seat trolley outfitted with chandeliers, curtains inspired by Gone with the Wind and a TV monitor screening mini documentaries about the area. Learn about alien abductions, notorious murders, battlefields, bloody accidents, mob hits and more from a knowledgeable guide attired in Victorian garb. You’ll leave the tour a bit of a history buff after riding through this fascinating New York neighborhood.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 2, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:00pm
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.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:15pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 6:15pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 7:15pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:15pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:15pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:15pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 6:15pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 6:15pm
On a windswept moor in an old haunted house in England, a lonely widower still grieves for his wife ten years after her death. Enter Mary, a sour young orphan who’s come to live with her uncle. She discovers a locked garden that’s been left to grow wild and uncared for — much like Mary herself. With the help of her friend and cousin, the little girl brings new life to both the garden and her uncle in the enchanting musical The Secret Garden, a story of hardship turned into hope, of beauty discovered in unlikely places, the power of a child’s imagination and the wisdom that accompanies growing up. Written by Pulitzer winner Marsha Norman (The Color Purple) with music by Lucy Simon (Doctor Zhivago), this lush musical delivers a magical theatrical experience at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pm Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pm Thursday, May 16, 2019 / 7:30pm
Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation’s oldest operating jazz supper club, having showcased such internationally renowned artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd, Maynard Ferguson and Eva Cassidy. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown in an 18th century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley offers a unique and intimate ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920s and ’30s. Go for just the music and drinks, or make it an evening and choose from authentic Creole cuisine, steak and seafood dishes.
Monday, May 6, 2019 / 10:00pm (Peter Beets Trio - Acclaimed Dutch Pianist)Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 10:00pm (Brian Simpson - Keys/Smooth)Monday, May 13, 2019 / 10:00pm (The Spell Casters Dave Chappell-Joel Harrison-Anthony Pirog)Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / 10:00pm (Sanjay Mishra - Guitar/World Fusion)Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / 10:00pm (Mike Phillips - Sax/Smooth)Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / 10:00pm (Karen Linette - Vocals/Soul/R&B)Wednesday, May 22, 2019 / 10:00pm (Steven B. - Sax/Vocals)Thursday, May 23, 2019 / 10:00pm (Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band - Celebrating the Elements of the Universe)
The Cat in the Hat is your host and Horton the Elephant is your guide on a journey from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the World of the Whos, as a little boy with a big imagination proves that a person is a person, no matter how small.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pm Friday, May 10, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pm
You’ve seen King Kong on the big screen, but now you can feel what it’s really like to be in the presence of a 20-foot-tall, 2,000-pound ape, because King Kong is roaring into the Broadway Theatre in a new musical spectacle befitting its supersized namesake. An award-winning creative team brought this globetrotting adventure to life using an innovative mix of robotics, puppetry, music and stagecraft. As the production transports you from Depression-era New York to the mysterious Skull Island, you’ll get swept up in this story of a fearless young actress who finds an unexpected kindred spirit in this magnificent, untameable creature. Buckle up for adventure and discover why Entertainment Weekly wrote, “You’ve never seen anything like King Kong on stage. Ever.”
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pm
This is no easygoing modern Sunday school, this is old-time religion. Late Nite Catechism is a hilarious two-act solo performance that’s part catechism class from back in the day, part stand-up routine. Dressed in her head-to-toe habit, Sister will command the stage at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago, taking you back to the days of Latin Mass and meatless Fridays when discipline meant a smack of the old ruler across the knuckles. You heard right, this interactive comedy turns the audience into Sister’s class as she rewards you, the “students,” for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage, sitting in a corner while reflecting upon their naughty actions.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, May 26, 2019 / 2:00pm
After over 15 years on the best avenue in town, the massively popular, Tony-winning musical Avenue Q will end its hit run in NYC. Full of humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, Avenue Q scored the “Triple Crown” of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl/monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 7:30pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
Get ready to be overwhelmed by all things sparkly — the Gem Faire is coming to the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Sacramento. This show brings a wide array of quality crystals, gems and more straight from importers, wholesalers and manufacturers, so you can score some amazing deals on gorgeous jewelry, individual stones and beautiful beads to make your own cool wearables or gifts.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / Noon-6:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:00am-6:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm
Stand-up comic T.K. Kirkland tells it straight, finding big laughs in his willingness to say the things that most people won’t. With a confident and appealing swagger, Kirkland dishes out the truth on relationships (lampooning men and women’s foibles in equal measure), aging and oh so many topics too raw to reveal here. He’s performed on BET’s ComicView, Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza and in his debut stand-up special, Are There Any Questions? Also an actor, Kirkland has appeared in Strays with Vin Diesel, New Jersey Drive and Good Brutha Bad Brutha. Now you can catch Kirkland live at the Ontario Improv.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 9:45pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 9:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 7:00pm
Red Grant gets audiences laughing right out of the gate with his own infectious, signature giggle — and he keeps his stand-up set flowing with relatable and hysterical observational comedy about everyday life. Grant has appeared on Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo and BET’s Comic View. He was also a contestant on Michael Ian Black’s Reality Bites Back, competing in a variety of contests that spoofed reality shows, and was featured in The Pimp Chronicles II, the sequel to Katt Williams’ popular HBO special. Catch him live onstage at Tommy T’s Comedy Club in Rancho Cordova.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 10:15pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:45pm
Neil Simon’s Broadway classic Sweet Charity comes to vibrant life in an immersive new production from Harlem Repertory Theatre. Befitting creator Bob Fosse’s bold vision, HRT’s production transforms the Black Box Theatre into a strip club called The Fandango Ballroom. Grab a table and order a drink while this Tony-winning classic transports you with the romantic misadventures of dancer-for-hire Charity Hope Valentine — a girl who wants to find love so much that she loses sight of who she is. Experience show-stopping song-and-dance numbers such as “Big Spender,” “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now” like never before.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 7:00pm
In his one-man biographical musicals, Hershey Felder has brought to life brilliant composers ranging from Beethoven to Irving Berlin, and in Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story, the virtuoso performer takes audiences on his own personal journey as he explores the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy. From the sweeping La mer to the evocative Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune and the mystical Clair de lune, this soaring tribute will never be forgotten. Experience it at the Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 3:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 6:00pm
November 4, 2008; Marks, Mississippi. America is on the eve of electing its first black president. Amidst the town’s excitement over Barack Obama, Carrie Honey grieves her son’s tragic death. After years of failed attempts to seek justice, Carrie has grown bitter and is no longer interested in life’s celebrations, but when a scandal in town rocks this historic day, a past secret is revealed that restores her faded faith. See this New African Grove Theatre Company production at South Fulton Arts Center.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pm
ACJokes is a hand-picked team of some of the East Coast’s best comedians and producers at Atlantic City’s Anthem Lounge at Tropicana Casino & Resort, including Ray Vazquez, Mike Merk, Zach Pickert and Buda the Comedian, pulled together by 20-year comedy veteran, Matt Bridgestone.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
Behind a secret door near the intersection of North Beach and Chinatown lies a dimly lit subterranean realm teeming with colorful characters and overlapping storylines. This is The Speakeasy, an interactive theatrical experience that’ll 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. The experience is always fresh, and there’s a new theme for 2019: Age of Scofflaws.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 4:00pm Friday, May 17, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 23, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:30pm
This isn’t just a cruise — it’s a four-hour adventure that begins when you climb aboard an Argosy vessel, a comfortable ship featuring two cash bars. During this Tillicum Excursion, soak up the beautiful coastal scenery as the narrated jaunt takes you from Puget Sound to Blake Island State Park to explore the 475-acre island, which lies north of Vashon Island and south of Bainbridge Island. Once docked, you’ll disembark and visit Tillicum Village, where you’ll enjoy an appetizer of clams and nectar and a Northwest flavors-inspired buffet meal featuring traditionally prepared alder fire-roasted fish. At the end of the meal, enjoy a Northwest Native American storytelling show with live dancers. Afterward, you’ll have a chance to explore the island’s beaches and forest trails a bit before boarding for the return cruise.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 11:30amFriday, May 17, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 11:30amWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 11:30amWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 4:30pmThursday, May 23, 2019 / 11:30amThursday, May 23, 2019 / 4:30pm
City Winery strives to deliver the best culinary and cultural experience to D.C. denizens who are passionate about wine, food and music. Combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes, and beyond, City Winery has created a compelling mix for its sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons — bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pm (Ginuwine)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm (La Misa Negra)Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (The B.B. King Blues Band Featuring Michael Lee)Friday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pm (Laura Gibson)Friday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pm (Suzy Bogguss)
Play On! is a play-within-a-play comedy where everything that can go wrong does. This is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play (Murder Most Foul) in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show; Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. Don’t miss Oil Lamp Theater’s production in Glenview.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pm
In this colorful adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s satire of 19th-century British society, the wiley and scheming antiheroine Becky Sharp scrambles up social ladders and hurdles over whims of fate in this farcial comedy about trying to get what you want out of life, no matter the cost. Conjuring an inventive and lively period drama featuring one of literature’s original “nasty women,” acclaimed playwright Kate Hamill (Sense and Sensibility) brings her signature quick wit and distinctly unfussy retelling of classic work to one of literature’s most celebrated novels in this production at A.C.T. in San Francisco.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pm
Lights Up/Fade to Black is a unique hour of humorous and moving theater. This all-new production of three original short plays, including a special premier production by a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright, comes to the stage at Theatre 71 in New York.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 3:30pm
An evening of classic close-up magic, The Magic Parlour features award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins performing in an intimate suite at the historic Palmer House Hilton. From awe-inspiring magic and mind-reading to sophisticated tomfoolery and more, The Magic Parlour combines baffling illusions and lively laughs, astonishing tricks and sophisticated fun to create one of the Windy City’s unique entertainment experiences. The Magic Parlour is a production of the award-winning House Theatre of Chicago, of which Watkins is a company member.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 4:30pmFriday, May 31, 2019 / 9:30pm
In black odyssey boston Ulysses Lincoln, a Gulf War veteran lost at sea and presumed dead, fights to find his way back home to his wife and son. The meddlesome Gods — Great Grand Daddy Deus and Great Grand Paw Sidin — have other plans in mind as they battle for control of Ulysses’ fate. Combining Greek mythology, African-American oral history and music, this visionary new take on Homer’s classic tale can be seen at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pm
Called the father of tragedy, Greek playwright Aeschylus wrote more than 70 plays in his lifetime. Of those, only seven have survived. Lucky for us, among those seven lies his greatest work, The Oresteia, a trilogy of Greek tragedies that brilliantly explores themes of vengeance, justice and the influence of the gods. Through 10 years of war, grief and rage, Queen Clytemnestra lies in wait for her husband Agamemnon’s return, determined to avenge one child, only to doom the others. The Oresteia chronicles a violence that can only be stopped when society peers into its own soul and sees the depths of its complicity. Playwright Ellen McLaughlin, whom Tony Kushner has called “a dramatist of courage, intelligence, wit and lyricism,” has written a new version of the classic, weaving together the works of Aeschylus with stunning poetry and emotional heft. Experience this timeless classic live at Sidney Harman Hall in D.C.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:00pm
It’s one of the most influential books of all time, and yet its origins remain somewhat mysterious. In The Good Book, Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson weave themes of devotion, creation and legacy into the story of the place where human faith and divine inspiration intersect: the Bible. A young man tries to reconcile his identity with his dream of becoming a priest, while a modern-day Biblical scholar and atheist struggles with doubt. Their stories highlight an incredible exploration into how the Bible came to be. From ancient Mesopotamia to medieval Ireland to suburban America, this production of The Good Book at Peet’s Theatre at Berkeley Rep takes you on a powerful and exuberant journey through the most enduring book in Western history.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 8:00pm
The famed iX Tapa Cantina’s lively one-hour mariachi show features a rotating lineup of some of the best musicians and ensembles in the country, and comes complete with a traditional three-course Mexican dinner. Choose from fajitas, carne asada and more from the special Goldstar menu, while you sip on a margarita or signature sangria available for purchase from the bar. A fine pairing of culture and cuisine, the Corazon De Mariachi dinner show will transport you from Old Town Pasadena to Old Mexico. Please see the full event description for menu options, which you can order upon arrival.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:15pm Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:15pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:15pm Friday, May 17, 2019 / 8:15pm Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:15pm Friday, May 24, 2019 / 8:15pm Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 8:15pm Friday, May 31, 2019 / 8:15pm
FREE ENTRY TO STANDUP COMEDY SHOW WITH EVENTBRITE RSVP! We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago’s Best is never the same, it’s never boring, and it’s always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet! Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)
Based on Italian director Federico Fellini’s comic masterpiece of biographical filmmaking, 8 ½, Nine is a sultry and enchanting musical that follows the life of world-famous film director Guido Contini as he prepares his latest picture and balances the numerous women in his life while drifting towards a nervous breakdown. As his sanity disintegrates, he drifts into nostalgic reverie, eventually focusing on a formative encounter of his life which occurred at the age of nine. Nine was a Tony Award winner for Best Musical and Best Score.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 2:00pm
Get your Cinco de Drinko celebration started a day early with this afternoon shindig at Hudson Terrace in New York. There’s a two-hour open bar, plus tacos, live DJs, games and more on the outdoor patio, along with specials on tequila, margaritas and beer buckets.
ACJokes is a hand-picked team of some of the East Coast’s best comedians and producers at Atlantic City’s Playground Pier Mall, including Ray Vazquez, Mike Merk, Zach Pickert and Buda the Comedian, pulled together by 20-year comedy veteran, Matt Bridgestone.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pm
During the course of this 90-minute tour through the Hudson and East Rivers aboard an elegant, 1920s-style yacht, you’ll enjoy expert narration by members of the American Institute of Architects, who’ll fill you in on some of the most beautiful monuments, parks and infrastructure of the city as you pass beneath the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. Fascinating for design students, tourists and locals alike, this climate-controlled cruise also offers an included serving of beer, wine or champagne to enjoy along the way.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 5:15pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 5:15pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 5:15pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 5:15pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 5:15pmTuesday, May 21, 2019 / 5:15pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 5:15pmTuesday, May 28, 2019 / 5:15pm
An exciting, fast-paced evening of musical performances by the Department of Music’s outstanding students and faculty, including instrumental and vocal ensembles of all sizes, diverse forms of traditional classical music and jazz, and new works by UCI composers. Celebrate Music at UCI is a family-friendly evening of performances to celebrate UCI arts and music at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
Kick off your workweek with a little sleight-of-hand, some jazz, a side of stage magic and a cocktail or two at the Chicago Magic Lounge. The only show of its kind in the city, you’ll enjoy close-up magic at your table and/or the bar while grooving to live music, with bonus stage magic during the breaks. Each night features a different local jazz band.
Monday, May 6, 2019 / 7:30pm Monday, May 13, 2019 / 7:30pm Monday, May 20, 2019 / 7:30pm Monday, May 27, 2019 / 7:30pm Monday, Jun 3, 2019 / 7:30pm Monday, Jun 10, 2019 / 7:30pm Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 7:30pm Monday, Jun 24, 2019 / 7:30pm
From beatniks, blues masters and drunken sailors to hardened fishermen and karaoke kings, North Beach is full of local characters and fanciful folk heroes. Find out about them over a Anchor Steam ale on this San Francisco tour that will get you talking. You’ll discover San Francisco’s hidden pubs in Little Italy with a local guide, rub shoulders with the regulars at one of North Beach’s best bohemian pubs, stroll through the vibrant streets, try an award-winning Northern California craft brew and learn about North Beach’s colorful history. Get to Vesuvio Cafe for an experience to broaden your horizons.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pm
On Tuesday evenings this spring, stay awhile and enjoy an evening stroll through Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s lush, fragrant grounds. Enjoy evening access to the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, Magnolia Plaza, Water Garden, Discovery Garden, Bonsai Collection, Conservatories, as well as the Cherry Esplanade and Cherry Walk—which feature over 100 flowering cherry trees. Treat yourself to sunset views, spring blooms and seasonal cocktails at the Garden’s Yellow Magnolia Café.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:30pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:30pmTuesday, May 21, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:30pmTuesday, May 28, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:30pmTuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:30pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:30pmTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:30pmTuesday, Jul 2, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:30pm
Journey on a trip to a new dimension of entertainment with OPIUM, the new adults-only show at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas from Spiegelworld, the creators of ABSINTHE, where passengers are invited aboard the OPM 73 for a wild ride from Uranus to Las Vegas. The spaceship’s twisted crew are at your service with in-flight entertainment provided by the galaxy’s most talented variety performers and other space oddities. Featuring an alien chanteuse and a house band cranking out Planet Earth’s greatest hits, OPIUM is a fast, funny, and funky love letter to every B-grade science fiction movie ever made. As some guy on Facebook said, it’s like “Rocky Horror Picture Show met Buck Rogers and exploded in Captain Kirk’s pants!”
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 2, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 10:00pm
Interested in being schooled on the history and background of the many beautiful bridges and tunnels that connect NYC’s boroughs? The 1920s-style luxury yacht Manhattan provides the perfect setting for a relaxing and educational afternoon tour of New York City’s engineering wonders. An architecture and city planning professor rides along to provide fascinating facts on the city’s tunnels, bridges — including the Brooklyn, Manhattan, George Washington, High and Williamsburg — and infrastructure and mass transit feats. The almost-three-hour cruise around the island includes a beverage from the onboard bar and light hors d’oeuvres.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:15amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 10:15amTuesday, May 28, 2019 / 1:45pmTuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:15amTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 10:15am
You and your children will love Los Angeles Children’s Theater’s live musical re-creation of Shel Silverstein’s touching and tender storybook parable The Giving Tree. The classic children’s book is about the simple gifts nature offers each of us. Through a boy and a loving apple tree, Silverstein’s story follows the seasons of life from young child to old age, from joyous youth to self-centered adolescence, from somber adulthood to bittersweet old age. Each stage of love, loss, heartache and heartbreak is expressed through words, gestures, dance and music that will delight people of all ages.
The year is 1972 and Ray Haskins is the proud owner of a Southside bar passed down to him from his late father. However, between the neighborhood gang squeezing him for protection money, the mysterious Vietnam vet he just hired, and dealing with his own personal demons, Ray may find himself in a fight for survival of his most prized possession. Watch his struggles unfold when One for the Road comes to Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater Center.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 3:00pm
Pianist Emanuel Ax is a superstar of the classical music world. The winner of seven Grammy Awards, Ax has received honorary doctorates from Columbia and Yale. Name a famous orchestra, and odds are Ax has played with it. Ax’s performances are a satisfying blend of tenderness and muscle, dramatic timing and melting sound all in a quest for the dramatic center of the music. He’s a marvel. For his performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he’ll perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22, in E-flat, plus the world premiere of Louis Andriessen’s The only one and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts and Nora Fischer lends her voice for this concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that promises to hit 300 breweries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, the local brews and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop at Hollywood Brewing Company in Hollywood is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jul 19, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 16, 2019 / 8:00pm
Zinc Bar in New York presents their Piano Jazz Series, a curated collection of some of the best jazz pianists from the U.S. and abroad. Located in Greenwich Village, Zinc Bar evokes the spirit of a golden age jazz bar, with intimate seating, red velvet curtains and the best in live music. Zinc Bar is housed in the location of the ’40s-era Club Cinderella, a legendary location that hosted such stars as Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pm (Ethan Iverson Trio)Friday, May 3, 2019 / 9:00pm (Ethan Iverson Trio)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pm (Ethan Iverson Trio)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:00pm (Ethan Iverson Trio)
Master illusionist Ivan Amodei has stumped Penn and Teller on their show Fool Us. His original, theatrical twist on magic has nabbed him six People’s Choice Awards for Best Entertainer. He’s blown audiences away by playing God, manipulating time and controlling individuals’ fates. Now, Amodei unveils his brand new show, Secrets & Illusions, for the audience at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. Be whisked away to the mysterious, nighttime streets of Paris, where you’ll step inside the labyrinthine rooms of the Louvre Museum. There, Amodei will delve into the world’s most famous artworks to reveal life’s greatest mysteries. Astounding, inspiring and just plain entertaining, Ivan Amodei’s Secrets & Illusions will remind you why we love magic.
In his one-man biographical musicals, Hershey Felder has brought to life everyone from Beethoven to Irving Berlin, and in Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story, the virtuoso performer takes audiences on his own personal journey as he explores the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy. From the sweeping La mer to the evocative Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune and the mystical Clair de lune, this soaring tribute will never be forgotten. Experience it at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, courtesy of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pm
Now in its third year, Chicago’s geriatric “Fab Four” return in Hell in a Handbag Productions’ The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes – Vol. 3. Join Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia while you enjoy a cocktail at the lovely Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s historic Andersonville neighborhood for all-new adventures, along with Golden Girls trivia, games and prizes.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pm
Sandbox Percussion, a New York City based percussion quartet, joins the New Orchestra of Washington for the final 2018-2019 season production. The program features Viet Cuong’s percussion concerto, “Re(new)al,” and was commissioned by the Albany Symphony and General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy.
A perfect end to your weekend, the Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise takes you on a relaxing sunset trip around the harbor set to live jazz. Come aboard the Northern Lights, a 1920s-style New England yacht, as the sun dips down over the beautiful Boston skyline and waterfront. You’ll enjoy great views of landmarks like Fort Independence, Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution and the Marriot Custom House Tower, all while the Benjamin Young Trio keeps things swingin’ with jazz favorites and original tunes. This 1.5-hour cruise will also have drinks and snacks available for purchase.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 5:00pm (Boarding Begins at 4:45pm )Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Sunday, May 26, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)
The worldwide phenomenon known as Blue Man Group is a wildly outrageous and engaging theatrical experience combining music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to create a totally unique form of entertainment. Plus, there’s a lot of fun audience interaction, as well as a pulsating finale with an original score. Audiences across the globe have experienced and loved this imaginative stage show for all ages and its exuberant nonverbal combination of comedy, art and science, not to mention the fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music. The Astor Place Theatre production continues to reinvent itself, too, combining classic moments with exciting and fascinating new pieces that you have to see to believe.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 5:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 5:00pm
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.”
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:30pm
Blue & Gold Fleet’s Escape From the Rock Cruise is an exciting 90-minute excursion that takes you around the perimeter of Alcatraz to view the island from every angle. As the ship sails, passengers are treated to a presentation complete with sound effects and chilling tales of inmates Al Capone and Billy Cook, not to mention Clyde Johnson’s daring escape attempt. This historical yet entertaining boat trip does not stop at the island of Alcatraz itself, but it does evoke the days when this iconic maximum-security prison was the most feared institution in the American penal system.
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Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of Los Angeles on this fun food tour. Your knowledgeable tour guide will lead you on a leisurely three-hour walking adventure through this extraordinary downtown area, sharing stories of the city’s early settlers, Hollywood’s heyday, architectural background and the transformation of L.A.‘s culture and food scene. Along the way you’ll get to enjoy tastes from unique eateries, including the best bakeries, authentic ethnic restaurants and renowned establishments currently creating a buzz in the foodie universe — six stops in all. By the end of the tour, you’ll be able to impress your friends with your vast knowledge of the city and its hidden culinary gems.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:00am Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 11:00am Friday, May 10, 2019 / 11:00am Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 11:00am Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 11:00am Friday, May 17, 2019 / 11:00am Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 11:00am Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 11:00am
Break on through to the other side when Doors Alive take the stage and re-create the music, magic and mayhem of Jim Morrison and company. Famed for knocking the Beatles off the No. 1 slot on the charts with their hit “Light My Fire,” the Doors were a Southern California band revered as much for their wild stage shows as their poetic, psychedelic sound. Now you can relive the counterculture vibe of the ’60s when this tribute band plays hits like “Roadhouse Blues,” “Love Me Two Times,” “Riders on the Storm,” “Touch Me,” “L.A. Woman” and “People Are Strange” at Boca Black Box in Boca Raton.
This funny and illuminating story follows Nora, who in the final scene of Ibsen’s classic A Doll’s House makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children. A door slams. The curtain falls on a stunned audience. Lucas Hnath continues Nora’s story in this intriguing play with a decidedly modern perspective. Fifteen years have passed when there’s a knock on that same door. Why is Nora back — and what will her return mean to those she left behind? Don’t worry if you’ve never seen A Doll’s House, you’ll still enjoy this play.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pm
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the biggest Mexican bar in Chicago, Moe’s Cantina River North! Just another opportunity to get out and enjoy the fun, day-drinking culture of Chicago. Included is a Mexican Brunch buffet from 11:00am-2:00pm with Mexican Eggs (scrambled eggs with peppers and pico de gallo), Chilaquiles (breakfast nachos), Papas Bravas (spicy potatoes), pancakes, bacon, sausage and papas bravas (menu is subject to minor changes). Beer, bloody marys, mimosas and margaritas served from 11:00am-3:00pm, plus a live DJ, giveaways and more.
Ross Mathews’ bubbly charm and charisma made him a fan favorite on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Since then, his fame has only grown, hosting the 2018 Miss America Pageant and receiving the incredible honor of being named America’s Favorite Celebrity on Celebrity Big Brother. Now, Mathews is leaving the small screen behind to produce the Dragtastic Bubbly Brunch at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles. As Mathews himself describes it, “I make a living judging drag queens, and now I want to give back by putting them to work, using champagne to lure in my favorite queens.” But the fierce and fabulous queens hitting the stage — many of whom are veterans of RuPaul’s Drag Race — aren’t the only ones sipping champagne: Every guest gets a mimosa the second they walk in the door, along with the chance to compete against other guests for another free cocktail with the “lip sync for a drink” activity, based on RuPaul’s “lip sync for your life” challenge.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / NoonSaturday, May 11, 2019 / NoonSaturday, May 18, 2019 / NoonSaturday, May 25, 2019 / Noon
Enjoy a festive dinner and a special Eastern European-style cabaret show featuring a talented singer or musician at Manhattan’s Russian Samovar Restaurant as part of their popular monthly series. Your evening of entertainment includes the performance, as well as a three-course dinner with blini with salmon caviar, beef stroganoff with noodles and coffee or tea with cake.
Monday, May 6, 2019 / 7:00pm (Sue Maskaleris)Monday, May 13, 2019 / 7:30pm (Anna Kolchina)Monday, May 20, 2019 / 7:30pm (Michael Peer)Monday, Jun 10, 2019 / 7:30pm (Lyudmila Fesenko & Guitarist Sergey Pobedinski)
Sometime in the dystopian future in a Gotham-like city, a water shortage leads to a government ban on private toilets. A greedy company sees opportunity and begins charging admission to take care of one of humanity’s most basic needs — until one man decides he’s had enough and heroically rises against the system. Urinetown the Musical is a satirical tale of corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. The show’s tuneful and irreverent score gives a nod to musicals from Broadway to Brecht and Weill, and parodies musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof and Les Misérables. The winner of multiple Tony Awards during its original Broadway run, Urinetown now comes to Portland’s Brunish Theatre at Antoinette Hatfield Hall. And fear not: You can use the facilities there free of charge.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pm
Escape the frantic freeways and frazzled commuters on Friday nights by delighting your senses high above the fray. Starting at 6:30pm before select LA Phil concerts, you’re invited to attend a relaxing pre-show reception in The Garden, where you’ll enjoy included drinks and one of the best views of the DTLA skyline. Wander past the Frank Gehry-designed “A Rose for Lilly” mosaic fountain and a lush garden full of aromatic trees and plants before heading inside the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall for the concert itself. This series features a diverse array of musical experiences from the LA Phil’s exciting 100th season.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pm (Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart)
A musical comedy set in 1965, Church Basement Ladies is a fun and fond celebration of four women — from an elderly matriarch to a young bride-to-be — who help out in the kitchen of a rural Minnesota parish. This long-running hit provides a touching, funny look at these ladies’ lives as they handle a record-breaking Christmas dinner, the funeral of a dear friend, a Hawaiian Easter fundraiser and a steaming hot July wedding. They stave off potential disasters, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the pastor on due course while thoroughly enjoying (and tolerating) one another. Spend some time with the Church Basement Ladies at The Grove Theatre in Upland.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:29pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:29pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 2:00pm
The fiery French Romantic Era composer Hector Berlioz was writing music about witches, guillotines and bizarre drug-induced hallucinations more than 150 years before rockers like Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper explored similar topics. Now the National Symphony Orchestra performs Berlioz’s 1830 masterpiece, Symphonie fantastique, a phantasmagorical adventure written to impress an Irish actress who would later become his wife. Led by conductor Edward Gardner, the orchestra also welcomes renowned French violinist Renaud Capuçon, who’ll tackle Sibelius’ notoriously challenging Concerto for Violin at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm
The CBD Joint is hosting our Grand Opening at our store in Marietta, GA. We would like to invite the community to celebrate and join us on Saturday, May 4th 10 AM – 7 PM for our ribbon cutting. We will have free samples, food, fun and will be giving away CBD Joint freebies from our CBD product lines.The CBD Joint is Atlanta’s leading distributor of CBD products and we are dedicated to bringing wellness to the world through ultra-concentrated CBD oil derived from all natural, high-quality industrial hemp. Fun Fact: CBD is legal in all 50 states and is 100% Organic, Gluten Free, Non-GMO Hemp and has no heavy metals or insecticides.CBD is known to support and bring relief to the mind and body. This includes relieving stress, maintaining focus, pain management, and much, MUCH more. As a company, we are focused on the welfare of our customers and even provide a Compassionate Care program with discounts for those with chronic conditions, who are low-income, and for veterans.
Follow the misadventures of two charismatic conmen — Harrison Floy (Michael Urie) and Mr. Pontdue (Kevin Chamberlin) — as they proceed to bamboozle Sara Longstreet (Betsy Wolfe) and her family, inciting a chase from New Brunswick down the Jersey Shore to Atlantic City. High Button Shoes was Jule Styne’s first Broadway hit and won Jerome Robbins his first Tony Award for choreography years before West Side Story and Gypsy. New York City Center’s stage has seen other iconic musicals by Jule Styne, including Bells Are Ringing, Do Re Mi, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and, yes, Gypsy. The rarely-seen High Button Shoes, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn, blazed a path for them all, and you don’t want to miss the final Encores! production of City Center’s 75th Anniversary Season. This dazzling show features hits like “Papa, Won’t You Dance with Me” and “On a Sunday by the Sea.” Two numbers — the comedic 10-minute ensemble piece, “Bathing Beauty Ballet,” and “I Still Get Jealous” — will use Jerome Robbins’s original choreography staged by Sarah O’Gleby.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 7:00pm
The Chicago premiere of the Broadway hit The Children comes courtesy of Steppenwolf, and tells the taut story of a pair of retired engineers from a nearby nuclear power plant who receive a surprise visit from a former colleague. Their fellow scientist manages to open old wounds over crackers and wine before presenting them with a dangerous and life-altering proposition. Lucy Kirkwood’s Tony-nominated eco-thriller explores generational and personal responsibility while “bristling with chills and suspense.” (The New York Times)
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:30pm
This is the perfect event to start celebrating Cinco de Mayo weekend! Los Chicos del 512 will bring to you the finest Selena tribute that you can possibly imagine. It is a mind-blowing experience and the closest you can get to live a Selena concert. Simply, the best Selena tribute in America! Also Doble Comando; the musical group with a unique requinto that’s gaining popularity fast. Proceeds will be donated to the Arizona Humane Society to benefit sick, injured, and abused pets.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Take a fun walking excursion across the famous Brooklyn Bridge, where you’ll learn its history while enjoying amazing views of the city’s world-famous skyline. On the other side, you’ll explore the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Dumbo, known for its high-end boutiques, delicious desserts, and pizza shops and scenic waterfront views. Throughout the 2.5-hour tour, your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating facts and interesting tidbits. You’ll end the tour at Brooklyn Bridge Park, and will walk away just a little more deeply in love with this quintessential American city. Tours led by Spanish-speaking guides are also available on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:00amMonday, May 6, 2019 / 10:00amMonday, May 6, 2019 / 11:00amTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 11:00amThursday, May 9, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, May 10, 2019 / 11:00am
Magic Shop San Diego and 3 Generations, Inc. are proud to present an extraordinary dinner theater experience. Situated in the historic Gaslamp District of downtown San Diego, the Illusions Theatre and Bar is the perfect location to celebrate special occasions with a sensory experience beyond anything you can imagine. Gourmet food, fine liquors and wine enhance the spectacular entertainment from some of the most talented magicians in the country. This parlor magic show has been specially designed and choreographed for Illusions Theatre. It’s not just a magic show; it’s an adventure through your mind and a test of your imagination.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Thursday, May 16, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Friday, May 17, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)
The Chicago Magic Lounge proudly presents their newest production, The Showcase. This new show will feature a rotating lineup of CML company members along with special guests bringing their new works to the Chicago Magic Lounge stage.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, May 21, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, May 28, 2019 / 7:30pm
Forget the airport — the quickest way to get from Long Beach to Spain is an evening of authentic Spanish entertainment and cuisine at Alegria Cocina Latina’s Ultimate Flamenco Dinner Show Experience. Full of passionate dance and vibrant guitar playing, Andalusia-native La Sole-Yvette Garcia’s artistically diverse show encompasses the culturally rich, technically intricate art of flamenco. Along with an evening’s worth of exceptional entertainment, you’ll enjoy Alegria’s delicious Spanish and Latin American cuisine, which includes classic dishes like paella Valenciana and a sinful tres leches cake. Please see the full event description for detailed menu information.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:00pm
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 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, May 3, 2019 / 1:00pm (Doors Open at 11:00am)Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 12:30pm (Doors Open at 10:30am)Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 1:00pm (Doors Open at 11:00am)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 1:00pm (Doors Open at 11:00am)Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 12:30pm (Doors Open at 10:30am)Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 12:30pm (Doors Open at 10:30am)Thursday, May 16, 2019 / 1:00pm (Doors Open at 11:00am)Friday, May 17, 2019 / 1:00pm (Doors Open at 11:00am)
Climb aboard the 1920s-style Manhattan for a leisurely weekend brunch, featuring a spread of locally sourced foods, including fresh-baked bagels and pastries, fruit, ham, quiche, Belgian waffles and more. You’ll also enjoy an included beverage which can range from coffee or juice to champagne, a Bloody Mary or a mimosa. This nearly three-hour cruise takes you on a relaxing trip completely around the island of Manhattan on the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers, passing under all 18 bridges. So sit back and soak up the gorgeous 360-degree views from the heated and enclosed back-deck observatory or the outdoor front deck of this beautiful teak-decked motor yacht as you glide past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the UN building and much, much more.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 5, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 12, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 19, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 26, 2019 / 10:00am
Artistic director Carolina Lugo, her daughter Carolé Acuña and their talented company of singers and musicians bring the sultry and sensuous flamenco dance to vibrant life. Their show combines the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form. This award-winning ensemble has been providing Bay Area audiences with passionate performances for more than 20 years, bringing artists from Spain and abroad to appear with them. They’ll take the stage at San Francisco Latin American eatery Peña Pachamama.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pm Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 6:15pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 7:00pm
Remembering James tells the story of The Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Spanning nearly two decades of his monumental career, you’ll see how a divided country, the growing Civil Rights movement and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shaped the artists’ work. A six-piece band accompanies the show, bringing the passion of his music alive while offering a message of hope to a grief-stricken nation looking for a moment of healing and celebration. Enjoy Remembering James at The Palace Theatre in San Francisco.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 4:00pm
Live it up on a Saturday night and taste the finest Louisiana food in the South Chicagoland. Come dine in at Nita’s Gumbo while enjoying live instrumental entertainment. The Gumbo package includes one menu option of Nita’s Half Signature Gumbo or Cajun Shrimp Boil or Shrimp and Grits with one alcoholic beverage.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 6:00pm
As an actress, comedian, producer, businesswoman and mother of two, Torrei Hart has lived a wild and eventful life — and that’s without mentioning that she used to be married to Kevin Hart. In 2012, Torrei launched the hit YouTube comedy channel PrettyFunnyFish, which exploded in popularity. The next year, she and her sister started the non-profit initiative S.O.A.R., which focuses on helping women overcome adversity. She’s appeared on Atlanta Exes and has made her rounds in the comedy circuit, touring across comedy clubs nationwide. Since her split, Torrei’s travelled from hell to a happy place and is now ready to talk some smack about divorce, motherhood and dating at the Baltimore Comedy Factory.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 10, 2019 / 10:30pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 9:30pm
Kids ages 5-16 will have a down-and-dirty blast running this 1.5-2 mile obstacle course where they’ll traverse rock walls, army-crawl through mud pits, rope swing over water, scale up cargo nets, dodge floating cannonballs and more. Give your kids the chance to release their inner beast and push themselves, all while getting covered in tons of mud at Joseph D. Grant County Park in Mt. Hamilton. Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge racers get to take home a medal and goodie bag.
Another world premiere melodrama comes first to San Juan Capistrano from Camino Real Playhouse’s resident playwright Gary McCarver. Discover the mystery and mischief, the schemers and dreamers of a by-gone-era. Applaud the heroes and heroines and boo the villain in this mostly untold story of a part of San Juan Capistrano history you might have missed. Most people see Judge Egan’s Harmony House home in San Juan and don’t realize how much of a hero he was for this town and county. They say that the best parts of history are found between the lines … and in melodramas you will find those best parts hidden between jokes, puns, and authentic old-time music. Come join Camino Real Playhouse for lots of great old-time live piano music, over-the-top acting, and foam rocks to throw at the villain. Now in the Black Box for even more audience participation and so that everyone can have their foam rocks count. Just be sure not to throw rocks at Judge Egan, Madame Modjeska or the other heroes in this Old-West style musical melodrama. Melodrama has been an annual part of the city’s Fiesta Association celebration for 28 years.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 5:00pm
Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud musical at Thousand Oak’s Conejo Players Theatre tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that — although the residents seem nice — it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pm
What makes Hollywood so weird? Is it the culture, the people or something supernatural? Honestly, it’s everything, which makes this neighborhood so wonderfully kooky and endearing. Grab your cameras, ghost gear and otherworldly curiosity for a walking tour packed with haunted locations and scary stories in Los Angeles. Step into the shoes of the fallen stars of Hollywood and peer into the grisly fates that fame and fortune had in store for them. In between sights, you’ll take a break at a haunted bar to make the rest of the journey extra enjoyable. Meet at the Sweet! Hollywood candy store in the Hollywood and Highland mall for a stroll through Hollywood with the ghost hosts with the most.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 7:00pm
A trip to an art museum can be overwhelming. What do you focus on? What are the must-see pieces? Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art’s highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites. He’ll stop to discuss each piece’s symbols, stories and background. Mead lived in London until about six years ago, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the U.K. National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to D.C., he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable. Mead is a Washington, D.C. certified tour guide and part of the team at Adventures for Creative Tourists, which specializes in private tours of the arts, culture, and historically inspired sites.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 1:00pm
Both an accomplished recording ensemble and a world-class performing collective, Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage, while continuing its remarkable legacy of introducing some of Ireland’s most talented singers and musicians onto the world stage. Their new album Ancient Land celebrates the centuries-old Irish tradition of telling stories through song: stories of the land, stories of love and stories of dancing – songs that will bring a piece of Ireland to audiences everywhere. A one-of-a-kind live act, Celtic Woman combines the country’s finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
American jazz singer, three-time Grammy Winner and Tony Award winner for The Wiz Dee Dee Bridgewater celebrates the musical legacy of her hometown with her newest project, Memphis, in what promises to be a show-stopping appearance.
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 Poinsettia 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 4, 2019 / 8:00pm (A Star is Born)Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 8:30pm (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Same Time Next Door is a comedy show that happens in close quarters.Watch as the comedians slide from one room to the next, from one floor to another, crossing through space and looping time around to create a unique and hilarious show.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
It’s widely believed that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration that commemorates Mexican independence. In actuality, it’s a celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The more you know … Here in the US, it’s become a great reason to get together, party and nosh on delicious Mexican food. That’s what’s happening at The North Door in Austin at this Silent Disco bash. Join hundreds of party-goers who’ll be singing, dancing, and drinking with three live DJs battling for your attention. Plus, The North Door has a 25-foot HD video projection wall and a full kitchen with Mexican food available for purchase.
Las Vegas’ original tribute show, Legends in Concert, brings some of history’s most beloved pop superstars to the stage for a thrilling, celebrity-packed concert at the Tropicana Resort & Casino. There’s no lip-syncing involved here — each artist is really belting out some of your favorite tunes by the likes of Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, complete with a live band, back-up singers and dancers. Each performance is so authentic and detailed that you won’t believe your eyes — or your ears.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:30pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 7:30pm
The Motown Extreme revue is an explosive, high-energy show, filled with excitement and adventure. It’s a show that will have you jumping for joy, laughing and dancing. A combination of Broadway musical and live concert, Musical Director and Grammy Award-winner Felton Pilate has assembled a show filled with chart-topping hits from your favorite Motown artists, including Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves, The Marvellettes, The Temptations, Diana Ross & The Supremes and more. Feel the magic of Motown at Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 5:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 5:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 5:00pm
The Bronx is rich in culture and food experiences. Now you can explore the area known as New York’s culinary center with Inside Out Tours’ three-hour excursion through Little Italy and Arthur Avenue. This Bronx neighborhood is teeming with Italian bakeries, specialty shops, fish markets, butcher shops and more. You’ll learn about the history of Belmont and Fordham Roads and the immigrants from Italy, Ireland and other locations who helped form the neighborhood’s local history. Then visit the thriving business district of Little Italy to sample culinary treats. Your group and guide will meet at Grand Central Station, then take an easy train ride to the Bronx to check out — or rediscover — this vital section of the borough.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, May 29, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, Jun 5, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 11:00am
Learn about the gruesome side of Philadelphia history during Grim Philly’s Serial Killers & Cemetery Tour. Far from your average Liberty Bell excursion, this walking tour is led by a knowledgeable professor who will lead you along major tourist sights north of Market Street while imparting lesser-known information about serial killers, slayings and psychopaths. You’ll see Benjamin Franklin’s Grave, Christ Church, Elfreth’s Alley, Betsy Ross House and more while learning about the dark deeds of murderers like Corpse Collector, Frankfort Slasher and H.H. Holmes. Your ticket price includes admission to a burial ground and Christ Church, along with a beer or other beverage.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 10:00am
Brandon T. Jackson is a multifaceted young actor carving his own path in Hollywood. Earning critical praise, he started out in stand-up comedy and has evolved into a burgeoning young film and television star. He won Black Reel’s 2006 Best Breakthrough Performance award for his part in Fox Searchlight’s Roll Bounce. Daily Variety named him one of “10 Comics to Watch” and in 2011 Hollywood Reporter named him to their prestigious “35 under 35: Next Gen” list. Brandon recently co-starred in the Lifetime TV movie Love by the 10th Date, which premiered in January 2017. Brandon can also be seen co-starring in the psychological thriller Eloise, released in February 2017. Additionally, Brandon recently starred and executive produced the series Living With Funny, a docu-series which aired on Oxygen Network this past spring. Jackson received rave reviews for his role as the satyr Grover Underwood, the best friend and protector of Percy Jackson, The Lightning Thief released in 2010 with Rosario Dawson, Uma Thurman and Pierce Brosnan. Jackson grew up in Detroit with seven siblings and parents who were both pastors. He is currently touring the country as a headlining comedian, where his humor straddles the fence between his youth of growing up in suburbia and the inner city. He now lives in Los Angeles.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 9:45pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 9:45pm
Windy City Playhouse’s hit show, Southern Gothic, moves to a new venue on the South Loop’s Motor Row, after winning three Joseph Jefferson Awards and 11 Chicago Theater Awards, including Best Production, Best Director and Best New Work. Mad Men meets Desperate Housewives in this immersive, intimate drama. With just 30 audience members per show, Southern Gothic invites you inside a 1960s birthday party that (quickly) goes awry. Wander the set at your own leisure to discover all the juicy drama that unfolds throughout the evening’s festivities, and even enjoy small cocktail samplings and snacks, served by the characters. Lauded by audience and critics alike, Southern Gothic comes to the South Loop after an unprecedented 11-month run in Irving Park.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 6:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm
Experience the phenomenal, Grammy-nominated Celtic Woman and their all-new show Ancient Land. Ireland’s greatest voices, musicians and dancers perform in a joyful show celebrating Ireland’s centuries-old heritage. Don’t miss this glorious and magical event at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center’s Terrace Theatre.
For more than 32 years, the mystery-thriller Perfect Crime has kept audiences guessing with its comic, romance-filled take on the whodunit, making it the longest-running non-musical play in New York City history. The complex, twisty story unfolds in the secluded Connecticut mansion of Harvard-educated psychiatrist Margaret Brent, who’s accused of murdering her wealthy British husband, and soon finds herself tangling with a handsome detective, who may just have fallen for her. Catherine Russell has starred as Brent, missing but a scant four performances, since the show opened in 1987, earning her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 8:00pm
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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Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers navigating the corporate world of the late 1970s concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy — giving their boss the boot! Based on the seminal 1980 hit movie starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pm
Nationally recognized comedians travel the country tasting local beers and making new fans in this new comedy circuit that brings quality comedy to folks for a fraction of what antiquated comedy clubs demand. Come out for a night of hilarious comedy and great local beer at Millyard Brewery.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jul 6, 2019 / 8:00pm
Explore where East meets West, where fortunes are told with more sincerity than your average cookie and where the legends of masters live on. Between the beatniks of North Beach and San Francisco’s iconic Chinatown, you’ll get a taste of teas, temples and culture, all with a local flare. Discover the hidden gems of Chinatown, make your own fortune cookie while listening to traditional Chinese music, sample authentic, traditional Chinese pastries, learn about the powers of traditional Chinese tea during a tea tasting with a tea master, explore San Francisco’s oldest temple and have your fortune read. Get to Chinatown Gate for this horizon-expanding experience.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 1:30pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 1:30pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 1:30pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 1:30pmWednesday, Jun 5, 2019 / 1:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 1:30pm
Enjoy all the best brunch favorites, from mimosas and bagels, to pastries, coffee and tea, along with something extra special: a cruise around New York Harbor. During this two-hour sail aboard the Shearwater, you and your friends and family will enjoy a buffet brunch along with champagne, coffee, tea and soft drinks included (or you can purchase beer, wine or cocktails if you’d like). While you’re noshing on salmon, fruit and croissants, take in sights like the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline and soak up the atmosphere of being out on the water. Please see the full event description for the menu.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, May 26, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)
Check out the Library of Congress on this two-hour guided tour. You’ll start outside by getting an up-close look at the iconic fountain and the sculptures that adorn the building. Then head inside and up to the top floor of the Jefferson Building to view the Mezzanine Gallery, the Minerva Mosaic, the Great Reading Room and Thomas Jefferson’s Library. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the early history of the Library of Congress and how it’s maintained by Congress. On the second floor, you’ll get a rare glimpse of the Gutenbergand Mainz bibles in the Bible Gallery. Pass by the ornate Great Hall and see the classical architecture and paintings by over 50 famous American artists. Then head back to the ground floor to visit the Bob Hope Gallery, the Gershwin Room, the Graphic Arts Gallery and Library Shop. You’ll be able to view some of Bob Hope’s personal papers, his famous joke file, and other memorabilia donated by one of the most famous entertainers in American history. See the first room dedicated to musicians in the Gershwin Room, where you’ll George’s grand piano and Ira’s typewriter. Before you leave, stop in at the Library of Congress’ Gift Shop.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 9:30amSunday, May 19, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 9:30am
Play elbow to elbow with your friends at Two Bit Circus! Step backstage into Club01, a unique laughter-powered, tech enhanced interactive stage show where you don’t just see the show. You are the show! Join us for one of unique tasting shows – either Wine or Whiskey where you and 90 other friends will test your mettle through 4 rounds of tasting and interactive fun. Before or after, be sure to hit the arcade, enjoy treats and custom cocktails (made by robots!) , battle your friends in virtual reality and so much more!
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:30pm (Whiskey Tasting Show) Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / 8:30pm (Wine Tasting Show) Wednesday, May 22, 2019 / 8:30pm (Whiskey Tasting Show)
In this day and age, when women’s voices fight to be heard, one New York journalist embarks on a project to chronicle the lives of three of history’s most incredible women. Though these women dedicated their careers to changing the world, their stories have been all but erased from historical record. Now one woman’s quest to reveal their lives will end up shaping her own. Inspired by a true story, this year’s Waa-Mu show For The Record asks the age-old question — how can we learn from our past in order to create a more enlightened future?
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pm
A cultural historian and certified tour guide leads this two-hour walking tour of the murals and historic sites in the Greater U Street Historic District. Once called a “city within a city,” this neighborhood became a hub of commercial, intellectual and cultural life for African Americans at the turn of the 20th century. You’ll visit sites where important black leaders in the civil-rights movement, education, law and music made history, and you’ll see the murals that artists painted in remembrance of that heritage. You’ll also learn about those artists, the stories they tell about the neighborhood and the DC organizations who work to facilitate the creation and placement of these beautiful works of art.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 1:00pm
Pianist Efi Hackmey and cellist Carrie Bean Stute came together as Chiarina Chamber Players in 2015, impressing Capitol Hill music lovers with their innovative and accessible classical concerts. The co-artistic directors welcome talented guest musicians to join them at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in DC to revel in the space’s great acoustics and to explore everything from baroque and classical to 20th-century chamber music.
Don’t miss the 2nd annual NoHo Comedy Festival! Schedule is as follows: Thursday- Brad Williams HaHA Comedy Club Chris Spencer HAHA COMEDY CLUB Friday Jamie Kennedy – Brew Bros BAR Jimmy Oyang HAHA Comedy Club Jamie Kennedy HAHA COMEDY CLUB Saturday Damon Wayans jr Haha Comedy club Saturday ADAM RAY HAHA COMEDY CLUB
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:30pm (AMP Radio Show Hosted by Brian Moote)Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:30pm (The Special Guest Show)Friday, May 3, 2019 / 9:00pm (Comedy at Brew Bros)Friday, May 3, 2019 / 10:30pm (HaHa OG's)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pm (American Wannabes LIVE)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pm (The Dope Show)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:30pm (Damon Wayans Jr & Friends)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:30pm (Live Podcast with Jerry Garcia)
Hello Beauties,You have been hand selected to join us for an evening of Merriment and Mortification at Otto’s Shrunken Head Tiki Bar and Lounge. This is a FREE SHOW! No cover. But please get a drink to make the bar happy!! Drink special $6 PBR with a house Whiskey shot.In the spirit of Merriment, this show will feature best and brightest comic’s NYC has to offer. Everyone gets Lei’d (ain’t too proud to pun)!!! It is a Tiki Bar after all. We have fun gift bags and giveaway’s!!The Rundown!6:15pm Seating6:30 pm ShowCover Charge: $0.00Drink Min: 0Chance of Merriment or Mortification:100% /- 2%Strictly enforced 21 by venue.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Jul 6, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 6:30pm
Let the Colorado Wind Ensemble move you with their bold renditions of contemporary and classical music. Dr. David Kish leads this symphony of woodwinds, brass and percussion as they perform cutting-edge works in concerts around the Denver metro area and at arts festivals throughout the region. Now in its 36th season, the ensemble’s inventive slate of programming at The King Center is set to include concerts featuring guest artists and conductors with works by award-winning modern composers.
Comic and poignant, Non-Player Character is a timely, boldly theatrical exploration of the games we play and who’s winning. With themes of “Gamergate,” aspiring video game designer Katja and her longtime friend Trent are an unstoppable team against animated monsters in the virtual worlds. But after a humiliating falling-out, Trent marshals an army of internet trolls to wage real-life war against his former friend. Directed by Beth Wolf.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 3:00pm
Take a trip to a galaxy far, far away from clothes at The Empire Strips Back, where the classic Star Wars films of your childhood get an adult makeover. This good old-fashioned burlesque show at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby delivers you to the dark side with striptease, song and dance, troupe routines and plenty of comedy. Many Bothans died to bring you these seriously sexy stormtroopers, a dangerously seductive Boba Fett, tantalising Twi’leks, a Darth with a different kind of dark side, a delightfully luke-warm Taun Taun, a lady-like Skywalker, the Droids you are looking for and so much more. It’s not a trap — and by the time the show’s over you just might find yourself saying “I’ve got a good feeling about this!”
Cruise New York City’s famous harbor aboard the 1920s-style yacht Manhattan while listening to live jazz. Sit back and enjoy a beer, wine or champagne — included as part of your ticket — while you take in the gorgeous view of the New York skyline and her quintessential lower-Manhattan harbor sites on this two-hour cruise. The onboard band sets a festive, jazzy mood with selections from the Great American Songbook by NYC jazz legends such as Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker, to name just a few. Whether you need a unique way to unwind or want to impress a date, this is just the ticket.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:15pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 7:15pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 7:15pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 26, 2019 / 7:15pm
Friendly’s Fire shows us to what lengths one man will go to preserve the sanity of his friend — a veteran who lost his brother in service to our country. Experience John Patrick Bray’s Friendly’s Fire at the 14th Street Y in New York City.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 5:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 3:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 5:00pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
Enjoy the wonderful weather with a Live Irish Music Cruise, a 90-minute tour of Boston Harbor that provides musical entertainment for a crowd-pleasing journey. Step aboard the Northern Lights, a 1920s-style New England yacht, and hear Irish tunes inspired by Boston, classic Boston Irish songs and sea shanties, performed by Slainte, a Boston-based Irish band. See the beautiful Boston Skyline and iconic waterfront sites while enjoying song and a little dance (if you’re up to it) on this unique sailing experience. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding begins at 9:15pm)Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 9:15pm)
This tour takes visitors through the political core of Washington, D.C. — from the original L’Enfant city plan to the tumultuous construction of the Capitol and grounds, the rise of the magnificent Beaux Arts Library of Congress and imposing Supreme Court, and into the present day. Prolific designers like Thomas Jefferson, Robert Mills, Frederick Law Olmsted and Daniel Burnham will feature prominently. Controversy, chaos and red tape abound in this walking tour from DC Design Tours, a treat for architecture and history enthusiasts.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, May 20, 2019 / 11:00amMonday, May 27, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, May 31, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 2:00pm
This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pm
The Nourished Festivals (Formerly GFAF Expos) are the greatest events on earth for those living a gluten-free, allergen-friendly or special diet lifestyle. Sample and purchase hundreds of products, meet with brands, receive coupons and attend educational classes with industry experts. The Festivals have five zones to visit: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Keto and Plant-Based. All products in all zones are gluten free. The Festivals are a fun, family-friendly, educational and safe place made just for you! Don’t miss it at the Mountain America Exposition Center in Sandy.
For far too long comedy has been a boys’ club. But with female comedians like Tig Notaro, Maria Bamford, Jenny Slate, Kristen Wiig, Tiffany Haddish and Kate McKinnon (just to name a few) burning up screens big and small, funny women are finally getting their due! From stand-up to improv to sketch, it all starts on the stage. You can catch some of the funniest female comedians around performing live at the Women in Comedy Festival. You’ve seen their names in the credits of The President Show and The Daily Show, on Time Out’s list of Funniest Women in New York, and at all the top clubs and festivals. Now you can catch them on stages around Boston before they become the next big comedy stars. The festival will also feature live podcasts, films, workshops and musical performances.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:00pm (Nerd Up Stand Up @ The Rockwell)Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pm (Chanel Ali @ The Brattle Theatre)Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pm (Just For Laughs Showcase @ The Rockwell)Friday, May 3, 2019 / 9:30pm (Jenny Zigrino @ The Brattle Theatre)Friday, May 3, 2019 / 9:30pm (Women in Comedy's Stand-up Showcase @ The Rockwell)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pm (Bethany Van Delft's 38.7% @ The Rockwell)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pm (Helen Hong @ The Brattle Theatre)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:30pm (Just For Laughs Showcase @ The Rockwell)
Massive earthquakes, roaring tidal waves, and towering infernos are just as much trademarks of the ’70s as disco balls, bell-bottoms, platform shoes and velour. This side-splitting homage to classic disaster films from Sacramento Theatre Company takes all this nostalgia, plus the unforgettable songs of the era and brings them back for a hilarious theatrical parody. With larger-than-life characters, snappy dialogue and memorable songs like “Knock on Wood,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “I Am Woman” and “Hot Stuff,” Disaster! will have you dancing in your seats and rolling in the aisles.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm
An evening of anarchic theatre, live music and strange goings-on … One wintry morning Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic, sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her there. Inspired by the border ballads, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets and devilish encounters. The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart stars actors Becca A. Lewis in the role of Prudencia and Brooks Reeves as Colin Syme, Prudencia’s academic arch nemesis who is hoping for more than an academic relationship with her, with Music Direction by David Reiffel.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pm
He played the straight man to Will Ferrell in Elf as the Gimbel’s Department Store manager, and he’s been in numerous other films (Couples Retreat, Ice Age) and TV shows since. Now versatile actor/comedian Faizon Love steps off the screen and onto the stage at Baltimore Comedy Factory to deliver some hilarious stand-up comedy. The Afro-Cuban gentle giant started in stand-up at the tender age of 15 after a high school English teacher recognized his talent for eliciting laughs. Having recently voiced support for Bill Cosby on Twitter, it’s a sure bet that Faizon similarly speaks his mind in his comedy sets.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 3, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:30pm
Climb aboard a decked-out 1920s-inspired motor yacht, and enjoy a sightseeing cruise of New York’s most iconic sights including Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Governors Island. You’ll also take in stunning views of New York City, and pass under the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Cozy up in the heated observation cabin with an included beer, wine, champagne or soda. Kids are welcome, and the cruise offers kid-friendly versions of their signature beverages. There’s also a cash bar available for additional drink purchases.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 5:15pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 4:15pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 5:15pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 5:15pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 5:15pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 2:00pm
Get ready to party, East L.A.-style, as Las Cafeteras take to the stage at The Soraya in Nortridge. Known for their signature brand of Afro-Mexican music with a community-focused political message, this group remixes roots music with a Son Jarocho sound, telling modern-day stories with what the Los Angeles Times has called a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock.”
The tight pants. The stage theatrics. The hair. It’s really all about the hair… ’80s tribute act Hairball goes over the top with their music, look and show, transporting you back to the glorious days of hair metal. Check out the band when they hit the stage at BLK Live in Scottsdale.
Come spend some time with the Brewster sisters. They’re two charming and innocent ladies, who, along with their nephews, belong to of one of Brooklyn’s oldest families. While many people have “skeletons in their closet,” these folks take it to the next level. Joseph Kesselring’s hit play is a killer comedy, and it’s coming to the Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pm
Based on a true account. In 1706 Grace Sherwood is an independent, tart-tongued, and unorthodox herbalist-healer who sticks out like a witch’s black mark in her God-fearing community of Pungo, Colony of Virginia. She stands accused of conjuring a late-term miscarriage, bewitching crops, and shapeshifting. When the court orders a trial by water, Grace is stripped and cross-bound in a burlap sack. She is ducked into the waters of Lynnhaven River. Will Grace sink or float? Is she innocent or guilty? The audience helps to decide. See Suffer a Witch at The Company OnStage in Houston.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:00pm
Established 50 years before Washington, D.C. itself, Georgetown originated as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River. Despite its modest beginnings, Georgetown eventually came to play host to some of the most expensive and desirable property in the District. Home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world-class university, join DC Design Tours to explore the highlights of D.C.’s most exclusive neighborhood, with a focus on architecture and urban planning.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 12, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 19, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 26, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 10:00am
Experience Central Park on a deeper level by taking a professionally guided walking tour through this New York landmark. Discover Central Park’s origins, witness its design and visit many movie sites on this two-hour, narrated walk in the park! This casual tour is professionally guided by a former park employee and is a great way to experience a lot of the park in a short amount of time.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / NoonSaturday, May 4, 2019 / NoonSunday, May 5, 2019 / NoonMonday, May 6, 2019 / NoonTuesday, May 7, 2019 / NoonWednesday, May 8, 2019 / NoonThursday, May 9, 2019 / NoonFriday, May 10, 2019 / Noon
Seeking her exiled father and escape from an oppressive court, Rosalind, disguised as a boy, flees with her cousin and a clown to the Forest of Arden. The woods offer not only freedom, but also a motley crew of characters and the chance to experience life and love with a fellow outcast, Orlando, from a whole new perspective. This glorious comedy of love and change features the irrepressible Rosalind, Shakespeare’s most fully realized female character. Intimate and light-hearted, the play subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, the natural world and politics all get woven together into a beguiling and entertaining romance. Wise fools, a magical forest, cross-dressing, young love … and wrestling. As You Like It has all the elements that make a Shakespeare play so much fun. Enjoy this Seattle Shakespeare Company production at the Center Theatre.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:00pm
Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that you will find “Truly Scrumptious.” Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a fun-filled adventure for the entire family!
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pm
Punch Line Philly hosts Comedy Allstars, a showcase featuring an array of your favorite professional local comedians, some of whom have appeared on Comedy Central and late-night talk shows such as Conan and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 29, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pm
Fast-talking southern comic Marvin Hunter keeps up a relentless patter that will leave you gasping with laughter, struggling to keep up with each rapid-fire joke. Naturally inquisitive and a staunch opponent of political correctness, Hunter is on a quest to uncover life’s hidden absurdities and hold them up for all to see. The results will have you in stitches, but you might also think about things in a new light as this unapologetic entertainer lights up the stage at Punchline Comedy Lounge in Southfield.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, May 3, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 8:00pm
Follow the Freedom Trail in New York! On this two-and-a-half hour walking tour, your informed guide will describe in colorful detail how a band of brave men and women in New York City formed the hidden networks that became the Underground Railroad. Along the way, you’ll visit an archeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans and a former station that was part of the Underground Railroad. As you check out these inspiring sites, you’ll learn about the riots, revolts and dramatic escapes of this time and hear tales of courage and triumph about real New Yorkers who risked both life and property in the name of freedom.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 1:00pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pmWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 1:00pm
Enter the world of a Roaring ‘20s Chicago speakeasy featuring gangsters, flappers, food, hooch and plenty of fun at Tommy Gun’s Garage Dinner Theater. Following a delicious sit-down dinner, you’ll be treated to a musical comedy revue featuring the songs of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and more, all with gorgeous flappers performing the Charleston. Be ready to get in on the act at Tommy Gun’s Garage Dinner Theater — Chicago’s longest-running audience interactive dinner show — as Officer Murphy could pull you up on stage at any time to undergo a sobriety test.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation. Based on the beloved 1972 novel and the hit Disney films, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, a writer on TV faves Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, plus music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal. Catch it at Scherr Forum Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:00pm Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
NVA’s The Servant of Two Masters is a laugh-a-minute comedy inspired by classics like Airplane!, The Marx Brothers and Monty Python. When the trickster Truffaldino signs on to serve two masters in the hope of double wages and double dinners, chaos and hilarity ensue. This witty new adaptation is brought to life by an ensemble production full of music, magic and mayhem at New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pm
You’ll not only be treated to a full brunch on this weekend cruise aboard the elegant Northern Lights yacht, but you’ll also enjoy a narrated tour of the sights. On this 2-hour excursion around Boston Harbor, soak up panoramic views while indulging in a three-course brunch menu filled with savory and sweet treats, including waffles, bagels, bacon, a Greek egg scramble, freshly baked cookies and more. The meal comes with your ticket, and cocktails will be available for purchase, including the Northern Lights Mimosa featuring St. Germain, orange juice and bubbles. You’ll also see and hear about historic sites like the harbor islands, Independence Fort, Bunker Hill Monument, Old North Church, the USS Constitution and more — not to mention that famous Boston skyline.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am )Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am )Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am )Sunday, May 26, 2019 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am )
Edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny, The Second City celebrates nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest. See the stars of tomorrow performing a brand-new twist on a classic art form, from the mind of Mick Napier. A wildly unpredictable display of classic improvisational games and techniques finessed for the modern age, perfect for adult audiences at Chicago’s UP Comedy Club.
Monday, May 6, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 20, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 27, 2019 / 8:00pm
The Tony Award-winning musical Nine is based on Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical film 8½. It focuses on world-famous film director Guido Contini, who is dreading the approach of his 40th birthday and facing a midlife crisis. Set in early-1960s Venice, the show finds Contini entangled in a complex web, struggling desperately to balance his dwindling career, suffering marriage and a myriad of love affairs. This beautifully decadent musical features 22 of the strongest Southern California’s most talented musical theater actresses and boasts a lush score brought to life by a live orchestra under the direction of Damien Lorton. See Nine at Garden Grove’s GEM Theater courtesy of One More Productions.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:00pm
It’s time for a fiesta! Join us for a Cinco de Mayo celebration the Waterways way! Enjoy delicious appetizers and fun onboard giveaways while dancing the night away with live DJ entertainment. Sip margaritas or your favorite Mexican beer while cruising aboard a beautiful yacht on Seattle’s Lakes. Your cruise includes a 2.5 hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington, one drink ticket towards hosted specialty drink, live DJ entertainment and dancing, appetizers and dessert, breathtaking views of Seattle and the chance to win fun prizes. Wine, beer and cocktails will be available for purchase at this cocktail-style event with no reserved seating or tables.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:00pm (Boarding at 8:30pm)
Unleash your inner Picasso and drink a good Pinot Noir while you’re at it. Winey Art has teamed up with Sherman Oaks’ The Woodman to bring folks together to Drink, Paint & Create for a memorable evening. Step up to an easel and discover your hidden talents while sipping on craft beers and wine. You don’t have to be a gifted painter to relish the calm and therapeutic act of producing unique art. If you get hungry in the midst of a creative spark, you can purchase some savory dishes like grilled corn lollipops and beer battered shrimp tacos. Art nights are a fun spin to a date night, girls’ (or boys"!) night out or a simple way to get out there and express yourself freely. With painting materials provided, Winey Art makes it easy to get down with your artistic self.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 29, 2019 / 7:00pm
You’re trapped inside an old haunted theater and it’s up to you to free the spirit in order to escape. In this fun, spooky new take on the immensely popular escape-room experience, you’re led through the stage door and into a theater haunted by an unnamed ghost. Suddenly the door locks behind you, and the game begins. You have one hour to free the ghost or be trapped inside the theater forever! As you explore the backstage and dressing rooms, you’ll uncover clues and puzzles that will lead you to the objects you need to create a magical spell and release the ghost before your time runs out. Will you make it out in time?
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 9:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 7:30pm
In Murder at Miss Mary’s, the wealthy Mrs. Mary Astor-Turf has been receiving messages from the great beyond. Her long-deceased grandfather has been trying to send messages to her from the afterlife, and she enlists the help of a renowned and eccentric psychic medium to help channel his communication to her in any way she can come up with. But alas, everyone Mary knows thinks she is crazy, and wants to put her fortune to good use; especially their own, especially her unfaithful husband Teddy and his deceitful mistress. Heck, even her own brother wants a cut of the dough. Come watch the hilarious Murder at Miss Mary’s unfold as you determine the guilty party over a delicious three-course meal.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 7:30pm
Amanda was named one of the “Top 5 Funniest Comics” in Portland by the Willamette Week and is a two-time winner of PDX Dirty Dozen Roast Battle. She has also been selected to showcase in the All Jane Comedy Festival, Idaho Laugh Fest, Bridgetown Comedy festival, Laughs on Fusion as well as featuring and headlining all over the Pacific Northwest. This lineup includes Narin Vann and Dennis Stamper, and will be hosted by Blake Kiltoff.
Christina Mittermeier, marine biologist and photographer, comes to Glen Ellyn’s McAninch Arts Center to share her work researching and photographing the connection between water and humankind. Presented by National Geographic Live!, she’ll show photos and share stories of her time in the Amazon River, the First Nations headwaters of British Columbia, and the Hawaiian archipelago that convey the true power of water.
From Vicki Quade, the creator of the popular comedy Late Nite Catechism, comes another interactive comedy Bible Bingo. The Archdiocese’s new gaming department needs to raise money for the parish, and they need you to help. In this rollicking night at Chicago’s Royal George Theatre, you won’t just sit and watch, you’ll play bingo for a variety of wacky prizes. Along the way, you’ll be drawn into conversation about everything from Adam and Eve to modern sins. Just be careful — you might laugh so hard you forget to yell “bingo!”
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 8:00pm
Drawing from half a millennium of music from Bach and Handel to contemporary masters, The Thirteen’s seventh season, the bonds between, marks a continuation of the vocal choir’s commitment to life-affirming performances, music-making at its finest and a determination to provide a social context for its diverse and moving programs. In their concert series this year at Bethesda’s Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, they’re examining the theme of connection, and how the threads binding us can fray and break — from the union of romantic love to the divide of war.
The tragedy of Georgetown’s darker side encompasses the oldest neighborhood in D.C. with local legends and true crime events from its past. This is a tour about scandals, murder and tragedy. It is not a ghost tour, though we have a few spooky tales to share. In this evening walking tour, you will stroll the historic streets of Georgetown and hear long ago tales of tragedy, romance and lore. With its architecture, pedigree and ambiance, Georgetown is a lovely place to visit. However, the houses, churches and cemeteries of this tiny neighborhood are still haunted by their past. Come find out why! This tour is for adults only due to mature content.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 28, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
Part mythology, memoir, and part invention, Abbott Alexander’s new theater piece The Long Gravel Road, with soundscape by Garrett Parks, invokes the French actor/director theorist Artaud’s famous radical manifesto on “metaphysical mise en scene,” which suggests a departure from an exclusively rational text and dovetails into space where movement and sounds are more predominant.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
MistaCashMeout is throwing himself an upscale adult birthday party at the Cromwell Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, with an open bar and live entertainment. Adults of all persuasions are welcome, and the dress code is BDSM.
The first female solo artist ever inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and one of the most successful crossover artists in history, the iconic Patsy Cline packed a lot of great music into her short life, which tragically ended in a plane crash at the age of 30. Developed with the help of her widow Charlie Dick and featuring more than 20 of her hit songs, this show pays tribute to the remarkable singer by following her career from her early honky-tonk days through her success at the Grand Ole Opry and beyond. You’ll hear signature tunes like “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Crazy” and more when A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline comes to the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 2:00pm
The Big Apple is certainly not short on big eats, and this three-hour walking tour of the Lower East Side is filled with just as much culture as it is food. Skip the long lines and let the entertaining tour guides show you some of the city’s most historically rich sights as you sample some of its most delicious foods. Munch on kosher-style delicacies while admiring celebrated synagogues and down a doughnut while taking in some historic tenement buildings. Stops include the best of the old and new Lower East Side, such as Yonah Schimmel’s Knishes, Russ & Daughters, Katz’s Deli, The Pickle Guys, Doughnut Plant and more. All food tastings are included in the ticket price, so be sure to bring your appetite.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 11:00amMonday, May 6, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, May 12, 2019 / 11:00amMonday, May 13, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, May 19, 2019 / 11:00amMonday, May 20, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, May 26, 2019 / 11:00amMonday, May 27, 2019 / 11:00am
Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic follows the (non)-adventures of a wizard named Wayne, his two somewhat familiar friends and the lovably underachieving members of a particular house, who are left to sit on the sidelines as a certain star student and his pals experience all the evil-battling excitement. This “alternative narrative for the underdog” (The Wall Street Journal) gives the magically-challenged Wayne his own hilariously heroic seven-year journey, in a show The New York Times says “exudes a joyful, winking fondness for all things Harry.” Muggle-born and others are invited to check out the show at its new home at New York’s New World Stages.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:30pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pm
Some say that D.C. is America’s Paris — with similar urban layouts, the Capitol’s streets were actually designed by French-born American architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant. Experience this architecture, along with grandiose mansions and embassies, on a walking tour of Embassy Row and Dupont Circle. On this two-hour adventure, you’ll gaze at some of the most pristine properties in D.C. ranging in styles from Neoclassical to Beaux-Arts. At the same time, you’ll learn how the events that took place inside these places contributed to the nation’s development. Discussed sites include the Spanish Steps, the Woodrow Wilson House, the Sheridan Circle, Brewmaster’s Castle and plenty more.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 11:00am
Broadway Comedy Club is one of the things to do in New York! You have not had the New York experience if you haven’t been to Broadway Comedy Club. Whether you are visiting from out of town on business or pleasure or a NYC native, this legendary comedy club is the place to get away from the busy city life to sit back, unwind and laugh. There is no substitute. Come have fun.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:00pm
Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, Love, Loss and What I Wore is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces that cover all the important subjects — mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying first bras, mothers, hating purses and why women wear only black. Though the play is often presented with cast members sitting on stools and reading the script, Saint Sebastian Players offers a fully staged production of this bittersweet look at women, clothes and memory.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:30pm
This rendition of Sleeping Beauty features beloved characters including Princess Aurora, the Handsome Prince, the Lilac Fairy, Puss in Boots, Red Riding Hood and other favorites from the fairy tale realm! Characters fill the stage in this ballet that features splendid dancing and “Storyteller” narration to make sure even the littlest theater-goers can keep up with ease at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center.
Join in one of San Francisco’s most unique event space! Take in the music and dance all day long, located directly across the street from AT&T Park. Be part of the Cinco De Mayo celebration! Music, food and fun we all can appreciate. Featuring two dance areas and local favorites. Area 1: DJs Pablo Cano / Lando1 Open Format / Top 40 / reggaton / club hits. Area 2: DJs Antonio and Tony O salsa / merengue / Cuban.
Few cities in the world can lay claim to as many iconic buildings as New York. After all, the Big Apple gave birth to the skyscraper and shaped the course of 20th-century architecture. On Inside Out Tours’ Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at some of these famous landmarks while learning the rich history of the communities in the Midtown area. On this three-hour walking tour, you’ll even get to explore the interiors of some of these historic buildings. Discover the hidden residential enclave Tudor City, the United Nations Headquarters, Ford Foundation Building, Daily News Building and more. This tour is offered in English and Spanish.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 11:00amTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 11:00amTuesday, May 21, 2019 / 11:00amTuesday, May 28, 2019 / 11:00amTuesday, Jun 4, 2019 / 11:00amTuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 11:00amTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 11:00amTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 11:00am
Their moment to shine has finally arrived. This ongoing salute to Broadway and off-Broadway standbys, understudies and alternates showcases the talented performers who know their roles inside and out, yet rarely if ever get to step into the spotlight. Scheduled performers for this edition of the popular show are Zach Adkins (Anastasia), Kennedy Caughell (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), Erin Clemons (Hamilton), Kayla Davion (Waitress), Tony LePage (Come From Away), Madison Micucci (The Band’s Visit), Katie Sexton (The Play That Goes Wrong) and Eric Ulloa (On Your Feet!). Musical director Eugene Gwozdz provides accompaniment for At This Performance … on the stage of The Green Room 42 in New York City.
Monday, May 6, 2019 / 7:00pm Monday, Jun 3, 2019 / 7:00pm Monday, Jul 1, 2019 / 7:00pm Monday, Aug 5, 2019 / 7:00pm
The Boys of Summer re-create some of the greatest music ever written. With well over 400 high-profile shows throughout the U.S. since 2004, BOS are becoming known as the top touring Eagles tribute band in America. The Eagles themselves sold over 120 million albums worldwide, and their music brings instant fond memories to the millions who bought their records and attended their concerts. Get your tickets now to their show at The Boiler Room Temecula, and you’ll likely find yourself thinking the same as thousands before you: “Close your eyes, and you’re there.”
A priest, a rabbi and a frog walk into a bar … Direct from New York comes the hit off-Broadway comedy inspired by the popular Old Jews Telling Jokes website. Created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, the show features five local actors performing a mix of monologues, skits, sketches and songs that lovingly honor the timeless tradition of Jewish comedy by poking fun at it. Hilarious neuroses and tributes to comedy giants are put on full display. If you don’t laugh you should get to a doctor immediately, because you’re probably dead — even if you’ve never had a Jewish mother or eaten kosher. Like rye bread, kosher pickles and bagels, this show is for everyone. See it at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 7:00pm
This powerful live spectacular synchronizes National Geographic’s amazing natural and wildlife footage with an original symphony performed by an orchestra and choir. Premiering as a special on Nat Geo WILD, now you can experience the grandeur and majesty of Symphony for Our World in person at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, where the music and visuals will sweep you from the deep sea to the highest mountains and beyond, in a goosebump-inducing tribute to the Earth’s natural wonders.