This epic, award-winning musical from the creators of Les Misérables tells the tale of Kim, a young Vietnamese woman who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by the notorious Engineer. During the final days of the Vietnam War, she meets and falls for an American G.I. named Chris, but they are soon torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Kim then spends the ensuing three years on an epic journey to find her way back to Chris, who is unaware that he has fathered a son. The powerful love story is a modern retelling of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and boasts a talented cast of 42 performing iconic songs like “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World” and “American Dream.” Get your tickets with this offer, and see this stunning production of Miss Saigon at the Hollywood Pantages.
CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber, sweeps across the country on its North American tour. The show has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, with breathtaking dance and music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater: "Memory.” Winner of seven Tony Awards including “Best Musical,” CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. Experience the original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago.
Heart, soul, strength and song hit the East Bay’s Concord Pavilion as the brightest female lights in R&B come together to Femme It Forward. Winning hearts as a teen with her relatability, Brandy’s smoky vocals and fearless runs pushed her popularity even further with chart-toppers like “I Wanna Be Down,” “Baby” and “The Boy is Mine.” Singer-actress Monica followed her debut album Miss Thang with No. 1 pop and R&B hits “Before You Walk Out Of My Life,” “Don’t Take It Personal,” “Like This and Like That,” “The Boy Is Mine” and many more, plus TV appearances on Living Single, Felicity and American Dreams. Keri Hilson, Amerie, Mya and Lil’ Mo join this evening of powerful and unforgettable female performers.
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical flying into the Opera House at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
APOLLO 11 is a ground-breaking new play with an original story inspired by the Apollo missions. The show is performed by a full cast in the spectacular LUNAR DOME with 40,000 square feet of video projections. APOLLO 11 tells the story of the Moon landing from the perspective of the 400,000 people who worked together to put astronauts on the Moon and bring them safely home. Join us as we take you from the thrill of the countdown to the enormous Saturn V rocket launch and on an unforgettable journey to the Moon and back. APOLLO 11 is live on stage in the LUNAR DOME, located in Lot K of the historic Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
THIS CALLS FOR BUBBLY! Toast to the season with Rosé Wine + Rosé Champagne + Sparkling Wine + Music…in the middle of a beautiful 200-acre working winery! Join us on the east end of Long Island as we celebrate summer-and summer wines. At Summer Rosé and Bubbly Fest, you’ll: Sample dozens of wines Enjoy local cheeses, charcuterie, and craft foods Meet and learn from award-winning winemakers Learn firsthand about tasting notes, history, and more Have the opportunity to directly purchase NY wines Come to Party Enjoy live music, dance on the lawn at scenic RG|NY Wine, and cool off with a fresh ocean breeze. And remember to dress to impress–think summer chic and pink! OTHER INFORMATION: Must be 21 or older to attend. Please leave time for arrival and check in with bar-coded e-ticket. Ticket purchasers acknowledge photos and videos of attendees (individuals, groups) are taken at the event by the organizer and may be used later for marketing. Terms & Conditions are available at https://newyorkwineevents.com/ticket-purchase-terms-conditions
By popular demand, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables returns to Chicago. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, hailed as the “Les Miz for the 21st Century.” Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Seen by more than 120 million people in 52 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, Les Misérables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 33nd year.
The 1950s are out and change is in the air. Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a fun musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ’do. This musical will dance its way into your heart when it hits the stage of San Francisco’s Victoria Theatre.
What are your best memories from childhood? Kidspace Children’s Museum evokes all those memories while creating a safe space for children to experience them too. Families can go hands-on with all kinds of innovative exhibits, themes and attractions, bridging arts, humanities and sciences. Kidspace Children’s Museum celebrates its 40th year of providing fun and educational experiences to children and families.
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / 9:30am (Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm)
Created by former Ringling Bros. ringmaster Kevin Venardos, this magical, musical circus comes to Tacoma’s STAR Center with an experienced cast of aerialists, acrobats, comedians, clowns, jugglers and daredevils from around the world. Venardos himself brings his Broadway-style singing-and-dancing talent to the center ring as your master of ceremonies, and there are no performing animals in the show either. Make sure and get there early for an interactive pre-show party where you can meet the cast, snap selfies and play games, and you can also stay after to take pics too.
Rachel hasn’t been home in four months. After fighting for her life at Renley, a trial weekend has been agreed upon. At first, Rachel couldn’t be happier to be reunited with her family. But what happens when the people you love most, the ones you believe want the best for you, are the ones causing the most damage without even knowing it? Where do you go when the place you feel you most belong might be the place that almost killed you in the first place? Rinse, Repeat sharply conveys the painful truth about a woman’s fight for her life in the face of an eating disorder.
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 the colorful tent in Atlanta.
That Arena Rock Show is the ultimate high-energy tribute to classic rock ‘n’ roll. Performing legendary rock anthems that ruled the airwaves in the ‘70s and ’80s, That Arena Rock Show pays homage to artists like Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, and Guns N’ Roses, to name a few. This show will take you on a trip back in time, turning every sized venue into an arena for a night! Get your lighters out and your fist in the air. This rock show at the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia is more than just music — it’s an experience!
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 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!”
Coming to Chicago’s Goodman Theatre for Independence Week, the All-American classic The Music Man is a Tony-winning musical-comedy-romance that follows the adventures of fast-talking “Professor” Harold Hill. The charming con man plans to trick the good people of an Iowa town into buying instruments for a boys’ band he has no intention of organizing, then marching off with their hard-earned cash. But there’s trouble right there in River City when he becomes fond of the townspeople and falls for the lovely Marian the Librarian, even as she begins to see through his scheme. Mary Zimmerman (The Jungle Book, Wonderful Town) brings her magic touch to “one of the sunniest musicals ever” (The New York Times), including memorable favorites like “Goodnight My Someone,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Gary, Indiana” and “Till There Was You.”
Each summer for more than half a century, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival has celebrated the composer’s inventive genius and inspiring legacy with a series of New York performances that explore his immortal music as well as those of his classical contemporaries and beyond. This year’s series at David Geffen Hall once again offers an all-star lineup of guests — like violin virtuoso Joshua Bell and the Budapest Festival Orchestra — who’ll be joining Maestro Louis Langrée, a variety of guest conductors, several exciting up-and-coming soloists and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in a blockbuster series of concerts that includes everything from Mozart’s “Jupiter” and “Haffner” symphonies to great works by Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn, Schubert, Dvorak and more.
The phenomenon that is craft beer shows no sign of slowing. With Illinois alone home to more than 300 of the nation’s 4,000-plus microbreweries, things have never been more ‘hops’ in! Windy City brew lovers will again be in taste heaven when Chicago Craft Beer Fest returns for its 8th glorious year. Highlights include daily afternoon tastings where visitors who purchase a pass can sample from a pool of more than 70 specialty beers lovingly crafted by 35-plus local and national breweries. Tasting ticket holders are also encouraged to savor the day after the tastings to enjoy the great music acts and more as Craft Beer Fest is being held on Lincoln Ave between Roscoe and Addison.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 1:00pm-8:00pm (VIP Entry at Noon)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 1:00pm-8:00pm (VIP Entry at Noon)
The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing-room-only productions in London, on Broadway and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Grab your tickets to see The Book of Mormon at the San Diego Civic Theatre!
Enjoy a day at the ballpark and see the stars of tomorrow as the Brooklyn Cyclones play at MCU Park, just off the Coney Island boardwalk. A minor-league affiliate of the New York Mets, the Cyclones have won two New York-Penn League titles, and have sent over three dozen players to the major leagues since their founding in 2001. The Cyclones are led by manager Edgardo Alfonzo, who’s a former MLB All-Star and 2000 National League champion with the New York Mets.
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / 7:00pm (vs Tri-City ValleyCats)Monday, Aug 5, 2019 / 7:00pm (vs Hudson Valley Renegades)Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 6:00pm (vs Connecticut Tigers)Monday, Aug 19, 2019 / 7:00pm (vs Tri-City ValleyCats)Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 / 7:00pm (vs Vermont Lake Monsters)
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score, Footloose is the ultimate ’80s dance musical with a message!
Could you BE any more excited for this show? Sure, you can binge watch Friends again, but that will take you ages. The musical parody will recreate the best moments of all 10 seasons and tackle the important questions that don’t get answered on the show, like how does Monica afford that apartment, anyway?
See a work of art come to life at the Pageant of the Masters. This one-of-a-kind production, an Orange County tradition, uses real people to recreate classical and contemporary paintings down to the finest detail. As you take in the visual marvel, a narrator guides you through the story behind each work while a live orchestra sets the tone. This year’s presentation, The Time Machine, takes inspiration from science fiction and steampunk fantasies to take you around the world and into the past, present and future in search of great art and amazing stories.
OZY Fest is totally shaking up our idea of what a summer fest can be with its super-cool mix of musicians, comedians, thinkers and chefs — and we’re loving it. It’s all happening at Central Park over one fun weekend, with music from John Legend, business advice from Shark Tank‘s Mark Cuban and comedy from The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah — and this just in: Soccer’s USWNT forward Megan Rapinoe is stopping by on Sunday, fresh from the team’s World Cup win.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / Noon-10:00pm (Doors Open at 10:30am)2-Day Pass: July 20 & July 21Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / Noon-8:00pm (Doors Open at 10:30am)
A big-top spectacle of global proportions featuring the best artists from around the world, the 2019 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances, including extreme motorsports, mind-bending acrobatics, back-flipping canines, free-flying aerial acts and much, much more. It’s hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, and now you can catch this spectacular show in National Harbor.
Nuevo flamenco guitar duo Rod and Gab are also serious rock fans who’ve famously covered Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and Metallica’s “Orion” over the course of their 20-year career. Their latest album, Mettavolution, includes their most ambitious cut yet, a spine-tingling acoustic version of Pink Floyd’s 23-minute prog-rock opus “Echoes.” Make sure your phone’s flashlight is charged and ready to shine when they let loose with that one at the Greek.
Leave it to the pull-no-punches, politically charged mind of John Leguizamo to dream up Kiss My Aztec!, a fresh, irreverent musical comedy take on the arrival of the conquistadors. Elizabethan dialect collides with modern slang set to a mashup of salsa, hip-hop and funk for this tale of an unlikely pair of Aztecs who mount a scrappy uprising against their Spanish oppressors — and somehow get entangled in the dysfunctional bickering of the Spanish viceroy’s family. If you loved Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons (nominated for Tony’s Best Play), you won’t want to miss his latest work at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Please note that John Leguizamo won’t be performing in Kiss My Aztec! — other fantastic actors will be starring in this uproarious new musical.
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.
GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh directs this imaginative stage adaptation of the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller. Lewis Wheeler and Amanda Collins, last seen at GSC in the sold-out To Kill a Mockingbird, return for this indomitably funny play. Patrick Barlow’s The 39 Steps comes to Gloucester Stage Company.
Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in pre-WWII Berlin, falls in love with the vivacious Sally Bowles, a singer at the local Kit Kat Klub. Their dream-like romance is tested by the political upheaval that changes their lives dramatically. Even after 50 years, this classic Tony Award-winning musical remains painfully prophetic, reminding us through Sally and the Emcee’s lost souls what horrors humans are capable of, lest we ever forget.
New York Booze Cruise presents the Saturday Sunset Party Cruise aboard our newly refurbished and redesigned party yachts & boats. Discover a whole new way to get out and enjoy the sites of NYC by joining the best NYC party boat on a New York Booze Cruise. There will be live onboard DJ entertainment, full service cash bars as well as a cash buffet available over 2 decks of sound, lounging and dancing as we make our way toward the Statue of Liberty at sunset and back under the cover of night. Kick off your night right, and enjoy the sailing weather!
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding at 6:00pm)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding at 6:00pm)Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding at 6:00pm)Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding at 6:00pm)Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding at 6:00pm)Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding at 6:00pm)Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding at 6:00pm)Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding at 6:00pm)
A year-round extension of the Outfest Film Festival, Outfest Film Screenings help to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender stories and the people who tell them by showcasing movies about the LGBT community and its experiences. The films shown at this monthly program of screenings and discussions at venues around Los Angeles range from episodes of television shows to features, lighthearted comedies to powerful historical dramas. It’s the perfect opportunity to support the LGBTQ community while staying up to date on the latest and greatest in the world of independent film.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:00pm (To The Stars at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:30pm (Cubby at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 11:15am (Panel: Filmmaking Opportunities in LGBTQ-Friendly Taiwan at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 1:45pm (Saint Frances at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 4:30pm (Queering the Script at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 9:45pm (Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 11:00am (Cubby at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 4:00pm (An Almost Ordinary Summer at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres)
What better way to put the workweek behind you and kick off your weekend than on a Friday night happy hour cruise around NYC. Grab some friend and come aboard The Hornblower Yacht for a night of fun, drinks, dancing and Instagram-worthy views. Hit the dance floor and groove to the live DJ, chill with a drink in one of two climate-controlled decks, then head up to the skydeck and soak up the night air while taking in views of The Statue of Liberty, Freedom Towers and the city’s many famous bridges.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Aug 2, 2019 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Aug 16, 2019 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Aug 30, 2019 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Sep 6, 2019 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
Both irreverent and surprisingly sentimental, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas is the classic country-western musical comedy based on the strange-but-true story of the real-life Chicken Ranch brothel. Protected by a friendly sheriff and frequented by governors, senators, mayors and even victorious college football teams, Miss Mona’s cozy bordello thrives in the small town of Gilbert — until a puritan nemesis in the guise of a crusading do-gooder focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution and tries to shut it down. Nominated for a bunch of Tonys in its original ’79 Broadway run and turned into a hit film starring Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton, this latest production can be enjoyed at the Susan B. Katz Theater in Pembroke Pines.
Winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, The Band’s Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all. When an Egyptian band winds up stranded in a remote Israeli village, their lives become intertwined with the people of the village in the most unexpected ways. With a Tony- and Grammy-winning score, the musical rejoices in the powerful way song unites us. Tony Award winners David Yazbek, Itamar Moses and director David Cromer bring The Band’s Visit to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The musical proves that even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.
Celebrate the unofficial start of the weekend by dancing your Thursday night away with your friends — and make plenty of new ones — at this floating celebration on the Provincetown II. The ship boasts three full levels of entertainment featuring live bands and DJs, with a large, open-air deck up top for seeing the stars as you dance and several cash bars so you can grab a beer or cocktail. Drink in hand, you can also take in breathtaking views of the Harbor and city in the background.
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding at 6:35, Sailing 7 - 10pm)Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
For The Record, in collaboration with nightlife impresarios The Houston Brothers, bring an MTV teenage dream to life inside the ultimate 1980s speakeasy, Break Room 86. Through a secret entrance inside The Line Hotel, step into a new wave vision of Shermer High School, the place where a Geek, Jock, Basket Case, Princess and Rebel started breaking stereotypes. The Brat Pack: Summer School! — An ’80s Soundtrack Experience tells the story of a decade’s most famous fictional school using the best teen films ever made and their unforgettable music. The Breakfast Club,Say Anything,Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,Fast Times, and more, come to life through songs like “Don’t You Forget About Me,” “True,” and “If You Leave,” turning the hilarious and heartbreaking world of high school in the ‘80s into an immersive, rock ’n’ roll fantasy.
If you’re a die-hard Hamilton fan who never got to see the original cast, here’s your chance to catch one live! Leslie Odom, Jr. was the original Aaron Burr, so you’ll definitely hear some Hamilton and other Broadway hits performed with that special swagger that made him a star.
Come out for the Saturday Midnight NYC Yacht Booze Cruise and dance to the hottests live DJs from NYC. Hookah will be available for purchase, and you’ll have two levels of music with climate-control main floor and an outer deck to enjoy great views of the Hudson River NYC skyline.
New York Booze Cruise presents THE THURSDAY AFTER WORK SUNSET PARTY CRUISE Aboard Our Newly Refurbished and Redesigned Party Yachts & Boats Each Week 6:00pm Boarding Time (please be on time!) 6:30pm Departure From Pier 10:00pm Return to Pier Discover a whole new way to get out and enjoy the sites of NYC by joining the best NYC party boat on a New York Booze Cruise New York Harbor Party Cruise. Every week in June through September, Thursday evenings we host weekly after work sunset booze cruise party that are open to the public with live onboard DJ entertainment, full service cash bars (or purchase an open bar package) as well as a cash buffet available over 2 decks of sound, lounging and dancing as we make our way towards the Statue of Liberty at Sunset and back under the cover of night! Kick off your night right and enjoy the sailign weather! Covered and Airconditioned, Heated Vessels, sailing rain or shine! We have you covered! New York Booze Cruise New York Harbor Party Cruises are nightclub vibe – dancing, celebrations and good times, so kick back and relax on our fun packed 2½ hour New York City Harbor Party Cruise; simply the best Sunset Booze Cruise Party around! https://www.newyorkboozecruise.com
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Aug 1, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Aug 15, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Aug 29, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Sep 5, 2019 / 6:00pm
It’s not a hallucination — Las Vegas’ first and only immersive, interactive cannabis-themed experience does indeed feature the world’s largest bong, aka Bongzilla. And that’s just one of 20 buzz-worthy exhibits that’ll expose you and your buds to the historical, botanical, wellness and lifestyle aspects of cannabis, including an indoor grow room, pop-up art exhibits, Instagram-worthy displays, a salute to Hunter S. Thompson and much more. Since public consumption is illegal, Cannabition is designed to give you the feeling of being high — without actually consuming even an ounce (or less) of pot. Feel free to inhale and take it all in at Neonopolis on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas.
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Patti Austin made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five. Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington have proclaimed themselves as her godparents. By the late 1960s, Austin was a prolific session musician and commercial jingle singer. During the 1980s, signed to Jones’s Qwest Records, she began her most prolific hitmaking period. She charted twenty R&B songs between 1969 and 1991 and had success on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts, where she hit number one in 1981 with “Do You Love Me?” and “The Genie.” The album containing that hit, Every Home Should Have One, also produced her biggest mainstream hit. “Baby, Come To Me,” a duet with James Ingram, initially peaked at No. 73 on the Hot 100 in early 1982. After being featured as the love theme in a prominent storyline on the soap opera General Hospital, the song re-entered the pop chart in October of that year and went to number one in February 1983. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA. She would later team up again with Ingram for “How Do You Keep The Music Playing.” Grammy Award-winning producer and vocalist Steve Tyrell is the definition of a renaissance man. In his nearly five decades in the music business, he has achieved success as a singer, songwriter, producer, music supervisor, and most recently, radio host. See both of these artists in concert at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheater in Newport Beach, CA
In 1930s Austria, Maria is struggling in her attempt to become a nun. When she is sent to look after the seven children of a stern, widowed Navy captain, she brings joy and music back into the family’s home. This beloved, Tony and Oscar-winning musical features Rodgers & Hammerstein songs like “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and “Do-Re-Mi.” Reagle’s production will feature Elliot Norton Award winner Aimee Doherty as Maria alongside IRNE Award nominee Mark Linehan as Captain Von Trapp.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
Unite the whole family with a pre-show picnic and Matilda, a fanciful and awe-inspiring musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company. Young and old alike will connect — by memories or current struggles — to Matilda’s journey through school, childhood and the desire to be accepted. Armed with a vivid imagination, a sharp mind and a hint of magic, Matilda faces many opponents and obstacles in Roald Dahl’s visionary world.
Donny Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel artist whose Grammy-winning work made him a major force on the music scene. But Hathaway was a troubled genius — a man who often refused to take the prescribed medication that was meant to help control the debilitating symptoms of his paranoid schizophrenia. Now, Mosaic Theater Company’s production of Twisted Melodies offers a fictionalized journey through that tortured and brilliant mind, giving you a glimpse into the life of a man lost in space and time as he battles a truly insidious mental illness. A theatrical experience that aims to captivate with its penetrating exploration of the psychology of a musical legend, Twisted Melodies at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. is also designed to open up conversation about the ways mental illness is treated in our society.
VickiKristinaBarcelona is Rachelle Garniez, Amanda Homi and Terry Radigan, a power trio of seasoned music veterans dedicated to reimagining the songs of Tom Waits via inventive three-part harmonies and a treasure trove of instruments including banjos, bottles, squeezebox and zills. They create a world of sound at once powerful, playful and poignant. Seasoned singers and songwriters, each a hybrid storyteller and multi-instrumentalist in her own right, join forces to salute the tragicomic lyrical genius of the Waits songbook. Picture the Triplets of Belleville disguised as Depression-era hobos riding the rails across America stopping to play dance parties and funerals along the road to nowhere. Three distinct styles form a captivating original mix, greater than the sum of its parts, never failing to amaze and delight audiences of all stripes. Collectively, they have worked with artists including Jack White, Jackson Browne, Jane Siberry, Patty Loveless, Dan Penn, Ray Lamontagne, Thomas Dolby and Taylor Mac.
Violinist Blake Pouliot has it all — he’s handsome, charismatic and a musical genius with perfect pitch. He’ll perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, created by the composer specifically for young prodigies like Pouliot. It’s the crown jewel of violin concertos and you’ll get why once the first haunting melodies fill the concert hall.
Joan Didion, a perennial front-runner for the “Best Living American Writer” title, found a powerful and poignant way to talk about grief in her acclaimed memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking. Now the award-winning book is an equally acclaimed play, which has ben called “an indelible portrait of loss and grief” (The New York Times) and “an intensely personal yet universal story of hope in the face of inescapable loss” (Playbill). This one-woman performance, starring Stacy Ross as Joan Didion, recounts the fallout from the sudden death of the author’s husband, novelist John Gregory Dunne, shortly before the couple’s 40th wedding anniversary. That devastating period also saw the death of the couple’s daughter, Quintana, from a host of chronic illnesses. Experience Didion’s story of crippling grief and her ultimate, inspiring journey to acceptance when The Year of Magical Thinking comes to Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley.
1904, Pittsburgh: 1839 Wylie Avenue in the Hill District is the home of Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old former slave, who is a keeper of tradition and history for her people and a renowned cleanser of souls. The people who pass through her parlor and kitchen include Eli, Aunt Ester’s protector; Black Mary, her housekeeper and protégé; Solly Two Kings, a former slave, conductor on the Underground Railroad and scout for the Union Army; Black Mary’s brother, Caesar, a constable; Rutherford Selig, a peddler; and Citizen Barlow, a new arrival from down South who needs Aunt Ester to help him absolve the guilt and shame from a crime he’s committed. An incident at the local mill has ignited the African-American community: a black man is accused of stealing a bucket of nails. Rather than confessing to a crime he didn’t commit, he jumps into the river and drowns. This makes him a martyr to his co-workers, who have gone on strike and are rioting. Caesar, the local law enforcement official, is in the middle of it. He arrests several people and shoots another. Against this turbulent backdrop Aunt Ester launches Citizen on a spiritual journey aboard the legendary slave ship, Gem of the Ocean, to the mythical City of Bones. There, Citizen comes to understand the story of his ancestors and faces the truth about his crime and the man he wronged.
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A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.
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.
This documentary theater piece follows a Muslim family based in Queens, New York and the wedding of the oldest daughter, Mariam. Throughout the events of the wedding, all four of the siblings are forced to confront the reality of their identities, battling the stigmas around mental health, arranged marriages, drug addiction and queerness. In the midst of this ceremony, these secrets get exposed to each other and the community around them. Sharum recalls true events in these scenarios that capture the responses of their parents, and the ways it permanently affects their family dynamic.
A quirky, comic drama about communication — its potential and its limits — this romantic parable for our times features a linguist at a loss for words, especially the vocabulary of the heart. Balanced delightfully between affection and adversity, The Language Archive is the whimsical, life-affirming chronicle of a brilliant scientist who fights to preserve the dying languages of far-flung cultures, only to neglect the promise and passion of his own.
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience. Presented by Sketch Club Players.
Selena, the bestselling Latin music superstar and the Grammy-winning Queen of Tejano, lives on through her music and spirit in this special concert by the band Como La Flor. The eight band members provide a high-energy concert experience, invoking the sexy pop vibe that led to Selena’s nickname, “The Mexican Madonna.” The lead singer perfectly encapsulates Selena’s exuberance and demeanor. Experience some of Selena’s biggest hits, like “Amor Prohibido,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” “Techno Cumbia,” “Si Una Vez,” “Tú Sólo Tú,” “I Could Fall in Love,” "Dreaming of You,” “No Quiero Saber” and many more. The Como La Flor band, named after another of the singer’s big hits, captures all of that style as well as her signature sound on stage at the Summit in Denver.
Inspired by the novel Don Quixote, this Tony-Award winning musical tells the story of a 17th-century writer, and his manservant Sancho, who are in prison due to the Inquisition. The writer will not give up his large book of manuscripts and challenges the other prisoners to act-out his stories of gallantry. They do this and it becomes a wonderfully interesting play-within-a-play.
Visible Ink and the Beverly Hills Playhouse have announced a new production of Stephen Sachs’s critically-acclaimed comedy/drama, Bakersfield Mist, set for a limited nine-performance run at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Under the direction of Amir Korangy, the cast will feature Diane Cary and John Mawson. "It’s exhilarating in the extreme when a play strikes rich on every conceivable level. Such is the case with Stephen Sachs’ Bakersfield Mist. A wry two-hander that handles highbrow artistic issues while zinging in plenty of uproarious one-liners. A perfect marriage of emotion and ideas that is rare indeed,” Los Angeles Times.
It seems only fitting that your ticket to A Spirited History of Drinking includes three craft cocktails. Sit back and enjoy them as world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale takes you on a booze-fueled, musical journey through the history of spirits and cocktails. Joined by The Backwaiters, who lend their vocal stylings, this off-Broadway musical comedy is filled with tunes, drinks, science, live demonstrations, drinks, history, laughs and … did we mention drinks? A Spirited History of Drinking, The Imbible’s original production, is now in its fourth smash year and one of the 100 longest-running off-Broadway shows of all time — consistently rated by audiences as one of New York City’s best theater experiences. So head to The Green Room at New World Stages and say “bottoms up!”
Celebrate summer with these sassy, brassy broads’ newest all-singing, all-dancing and all-cooking show! Whether you’re a sausage-lover or not, you’ll laugh until your sides ache. Get ready for a raucous good time!
ALL SEVEN HARRY POTTER BOOKS IN 70 HILARIOUS MINUTES! The Unauthorized Harry Experience — A Parody by Dan and Jeff. Potted Potter, the New York and West End smash hit has garnered rave reviews and Critics’ Picks from The New York Times,New York Magazine,Time Out London,Boston Globe,Chicago Daily Herald and the New York Post! Playing to sold out houses all over the world, Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. This fantastically funny show features all your favorite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic! Even if you don’t know the difference between a Horcrux and a Hufflepuff, Potted Potter will make you roar with laughter. This brilliant family entertainment is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).
Step aboard one of the smaller, more intimate wooden yachts of the Classic Harbor Line fleet and depart from North Cove Marina for a cruise in New York Harbor as you watch the sun set. These elegant yachts are ideal for up to 40 guests, feature a full bar, comfortable seating and excellent views of the city skyline and New York Harbor. Each one-and-a-half-hour excursion will feature a slow pass by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. On occasion, when conditions and the tide are optimum, the yacht may even circumnavigate Liberty Island.
In Murder For Two, a dinner party homicide is tragic for the victim, but super lucky for Marcus, a small town cop who’s dying to prove his detective skills. With the intrigue of Agatha Christie, the carefree slapstick of vaudeville, two terribly talented actors and a piano, this noir-ish tale is an epic farce.
Bonkerz Comedy Series inside Hamburger Mary’s Las Vegas is a fun event held the third Wednesday of each month. Enjoy delicious diner classics and fabulous cocktails (available for purchase at the venue) while you laugh the night away!
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
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.
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 / 5:00pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 5:00pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 5:00pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 5:00pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 5:00pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / 5:00pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 5:00pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 5:00pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)
Following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs, first in 2018 and again earlier this year, writer/performer Barra Grant returns with her darkly hilarious mother-daughter story: the true, inside tale of Grant’s seismic relationship with her mother, Bess Myerson. Pageant Productions and Canon Theatricals present Miss America’s Ugly Daughter: Bess Myerson & Me, written and performed by Grant and featuring Monica Piper. Eve Brandstein directs once again, this time for the opening at the Edgemar Center for the Arts. Grant’s critically acclaimed play is her fascinating account of growing up a confused ugly duckling in the shadow of her spectacular mother. An awkward, chubby kid with frizzy hair, buck teeth and no obvious talent, Barra was beauty queen Myerson’s only child. The first and only Jewish Miss America, Myerson was famous — an accomplished pianist, television personality, New York City’s first Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, a close advisor to Mayor Ed Koch, and a national spokesperson against anti-Semitism — until she became infamous, falling in love with the wrong man and going down with her Mafia boyfriend in a judge-bribing scandal.
Discover your new favorite wine while having a blast as the Uncorked: SF wine festival comes to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. Taste over 150 wines and champagnes and chow down on tasty grub from gourmet local food trucks and food vendors while grooving to live music. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or are looking to learn a little more, this is the event for you. Bring a date, a group of friends, or come solo and meet some fellow wine lovers. Capture the fun with some shots in the custom photo booth and more. Spring for early admission and get an extra hour of tastings, plus some special pours!
A tune-filled comic gem, winning both a Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, RCT Musical Theater Productions is excited to bring to Orange County, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Boasting an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser, including songs like “I Believe in You,” “Brotherhood of Man,” and “The Company Man,” audiences are in for a high-energy and farcical musical comedy sure to make you chuckle. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, our story follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from a lowly window washer to a high-powered executive. Tackling familiar but potent dangers such as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction, and of course, true love. A rollicking and tuneful romp, jam-packed with sly, swift and sharp jabs to the funny bone, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is this summer’s must-see musical comedy!
New York City at sunset — is there any more romantic setting for a cruise? You’ll set sail from the south side of Battery Park aboard Manhattan By Sail’s Clipper City, and soak up the stunning views as the sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty and casts its warm glow over the most famous skyline in the world. Order a drink from the full bar, roam the spacious main deck or raised quarterdeck, and enjoy the sights on this two-hour cruise aboard New York’s only tall ship.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)
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.
Sunday brunch has never been so glam. Grab your girlfriends and a mimosa (or three) for Bitches Who Brunch, a first-class yet relaxing afternoon of music, comedy and show-stopping striptease featuring the world-famous Moonlight Dolls. You’ll be dazzled by the Dolls’ signature pop-up style that promises a one-of-a-kind weekend thrill. Host Abby Cadabra (Winner – Best Tease, San Antonio Burlesque Festival) leads the glittering troupe through electrifying aerial acts (keep your eyes peeled for the gorgeous, gravity-defying Ariel Airheart) and sizzling dance numbers. For additional purchase, you can dine on classic brunch fare like French Toast & Fried Chicken in Houston’s elegant and sunny Prohibition Supperclub & Bar. Cap your weekend with the yummy cocktails, delectable brunch and pastie-perfect production of The Moonlight Dolls Presents: Bitches Who Brunch.
Music fans have been enjoying the hits of the sixties and seventies since the Summer of Love and beyond. They get to relive those moments on the renowned Happy Together Tour 2019, which is going on its 10th consecutive year. This summer, the Happy Together Tour returns with six headline artists who delivered the biggest hits of the era: The Turtles, Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills.
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.
Los Angeles landmark El Cid celebrates gorgeous Spanish-style entertainment with a flamenco dinner show and concert. You’ll be wowed by some of the best flamenco performers in the city as they bring pure and traditional flamenco dance to the stage. As the show provides a feast for your eyes, you’ll also indulge on an actual culinary feast, with a choice of three- and four-course dinner packages that all include dessert. Every show is a unique and exciting display of one of the most elegant and integral parts of Spanish culture.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 6:00pm Dinner (Show Starts at 7:00pm)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 6:00pm Dinner (Show Starts at 7:00pm)Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 6:00pm Dinner (Show Starts at 7:00pm)Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 6:00pm Dinner (Show Starts at 7:00pm)Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 6:00pm Dinner (Show Starts at 7:00pm)Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 6:00pm Dinner (Show Starts at 7:00pm)
Yacht Party Chicago invites you to set sail aboard the Anita Dee I on Lake Michigan at Dusable Harbor, and enjoy an on-board bar, DJ entertainment and spectacular views. Catch views of the Chicago skyline as you dance the night away with friends or a date on this beautiful yacht. With a live DJ and dancing, it’s an action-packed outing. Be sure to check the event website for directions to the dock — because you don’t want to be left high and dry while the party sails away without you.
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
They’re creepy and they’re kooky. Mysterious and spooky. They’re all together ooky. They’re … The Addams family. Whether you were around for the original 1960s sit-com, grew up watching syndicated reruns, or were first introduced via the 1991 movie, one thing’s certain: The Addams Family is ghoulishly lovable. Now the most macabre family of all time is attempting to pull off the impossible: a meet-and-greet dinner with the parents of Wednesday’s (gasp!) normal new fiancé! The laughs start before the first dish is passed when The Addams Family sits down to dinner at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.
The McLean Community Players return to the Alden Theatre in the McLean Community Center with the musical Seussical.Seussical brings together many beloved Dr. Seuss characters, including the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Maizie La Bird, the Grinch, JoJo and the Whos. The Cat narrates the story — pulled from more than a dozen Dr. Seuss books — of Horton’s adventures while protecting The Whos. The characters travel everywhere from the Jungle of Nool to Whoville, the Circus McGurkus, and other far off destinations. The music embraces many styles, including Latin, pop, swing, and R&B. The themes of bravery, loyalty, love, and the power of imagination make this musical appealing to theater-goers of all ages. Seussical was co-conceived by Eric Idle, Stephen Flaherty (music and book) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics and book).
… And by “freak show” we don’t mean you catching a glimpse of yourself in your underwear as you pass by the mirror. No, this is the real deal, brought to you by comedians Tuesday Thomas and Cyrus Naderpour. They’ve chosen the darkest, funniest, most out-there talent and packaged it in a can’t-miss show at the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas.
Kate del Castillo (Netflix’s La Reina del Sur) stars in this haunting and theatrical one-woman play that takes us from a New York stage to the treacherous streets of Juarez, Mexico where thousands of women have been murdered in an epidemic of violence that has yet to stop. Written by Isaac Gomez (Steppenwolf’s La Ruta) based on his intimate interviews, the way she spoke is a raw and riveting exploration of responsibility, and follows one playwright’s journey to give voice to a city of women silenced by violence, fear and a world that has turned a deaf ear to their stories. Directed by Obie and Lucille Lortel winner Jo Bonney and produced by Audible Theater (Billy Crudup in Harry Clarke, Carey Mulligan in Girls & Boys).
A world premiere by Michael Aman. Two family comedies, but for God’s sake, don’t bring the kids! Drugs, sex, porn, transsexuals, nudity, camping and deer hunting — those great American traditions which have been woefully neglected as of late — all piled together in one evening and two slightly disturbing comedies! This show at Ft. Lauderdale’s Empire Stage contains male nudity.
Need to stay cool for the summer? Then Summer Fest Live! is where you want to be. It’s a beer lover’s paradise and the perfect place to find your new favorite brew. Enjoy beers from over 75 different breweries with your very own custom stein. Ciders, Blonde Ales, IPAs, Pilsners — they’re all here for you to taste as you make your way around Xfinity Live! And while you’re sipping on some samples, you can enjoy music from live bands and grab a bite at one of the many food trucks (food available for purchase).
For 20 years, Julian Stefoni has been partying like it’s 1999. As the lead singer of Erotic City, Stefoni delivers one of the most sublime (and now one of the most poignant) tributes to the late Prince on the planet. The band’s high-energy show doesn’t stint on the high heels, lace pants, crushed velvet and all the electric sexiness associated with “His Purple Majesty.” Now Erotic City comes to The Canyon in Montclair to perform classics like “When Doves Cry,” “Little Red Corvette,” “I Wanna Be Your Lover” and “Purple Rain.”
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Prepare yourself for a sumptuous evening of Decadent Delights! A mysterious magician arrives at the spiegeltent hoping his unique brand of culinary enchantment will add a new twist to the dining experience. Joining him is a world renowned chef who literally brings a new spin to the way guests experience the cuisine, while the larger-than-life service staff presents more of a challenge than the owner is prepared for. With the help of Madame ZinZanni, the Maestro will need to find the perfect combination of ingredients that will lead to a recipe for success. Returning to the tent is ZinZanni’s own comedic chameleon, Kevin Kent, and who will be joined by vocal powerhouse Maiya Sykes of Postmodern Jukebox and The Voice fame.
Joan Didion, a perennial front-runner for the “Best Living American Writer” title, found a powerful and poignant way to talk about grief in her acclaimed memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking. Now the award-winning book is an equally acclaimed play, which The New York Times called “an indelible portrait of loss and grief … a haunting portrait of a four-decade-long marriage.” This 90-minute one-woman performance recounts the fallout from the sudden death of the author’s husband, novelist John Gregory Dunne, shortly before the couple’s 40th wedding anniversary. That devastating period also saw the death of the couple’s daughter, Quintana, from a battery of acute and chronic illnesses. See Didion’s story of crippling grief and her ultimate, inspiring journey to acceptance when The Year of Magical Thinking comes to Falls Theatre at ACT in Seattle.
Get ready for another imaginative staging of a big musical at the intimate Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles as The Producers arrives in all its overblown, Ovation Recommended glory. When a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, things go awry when the show is a hit. The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an equal opportunity offender.
Dead Serious is a bio-musical about the real-life celebrity psychic medium, Thomas John. The show covers his whole life journey, starting from his troubled childhood, through his different boyfriends, and how his relationships were affected by his gift, all the way to how he has achieved success as one of today’s most well-known mediums.
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Aug 6, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Aug 7, 2019 / 8:00pm
Check off two of your Beantown bucket-list items in one fell swoop with this guided cruise of Boston harbor, which also happens to include a signature lobster-meat-and-mayo sandwich. But talk about swooping — watch out for sneaky seagulls who’ll try and photobomb you to get a bite.
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:40am)Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:40am)Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:40am)Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:40am)Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:40am)Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:40am)Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:40am)Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:40am)
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written. Shakespeare’s timeless classic story, Romeo and Juliet, is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the American “Jets” and the Puerto Rican “Sharks.” In this production at The GEM Theater in Garden Grove, their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice proves to be one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder, and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. Our production will feature thrilling intimacy that will shake the audience to the core. Be prepared to welcome the Demon Barber like never before! An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up … and the carnage has only just begun.
What kid can resist the call to “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” to a fantastical land of flying monkeys and wizards? Patio Playhouse’s The Wizard of Oz is in the park, so it’s perfect for a family outing. Explore the arboretum or—if you come on the right day—the whimsical sculpture garden, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle.
Not all the talent New York City has to offer is on the Broadway stage. But who are the next generation of Big Apple stars? Get a sneak peek at the area’s best during New York’s Got Talent. The thrilling result of an all-ages talent search, NYGT showcases performers from across the region in a variety-style production. This show features a colorful array of singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers, pet training tricks, burlesque, bands, guitarists, drummers, comedians, weird acts of all kinds, ventriloquists, drag queens, lip syncers, cirque, tappers, tumblers, gymnasts, balance acts, impersonators, a cappella groups, and virtually any other alternative performance art form you can think of. Plus, there are no food or drink minimums (but full service is available).
In 1962 Baltimore, Tracy Turnblad has only one desire: to dance on the Corny Collins Show. When her dreams come true, she is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network … all without denting her ‘do.
Tune out the daily grind and lose yourself in the sights and sounds of some of the Northwest’s best tribute bands aboard the Rock ’n’ Roll on the River Tribute Band Cruise. Come aboard the Portland Spirit for a two-hour party cruising down the Willamette River while grooving to live music every Thursday afternoon from July-September. A bistro plate and a full-service bar are available for additional purchase on board. You deserve a break, so grab your friends and co-workers and get in on the fun. All this party needs is you!
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 3:15pm (Erotic City - Prince Tribute)Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 3:15pm (Glass of Hearts - Blondie Tribute)Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 / 3:15pm (Gold Dust - Fleetwood Mac Tribute)Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 3:15pm (Lucky Town - Bruce Springsteen Tribute)Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 / 3:15pm (S.O.S - The Police Tribute)Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 3:15pm (Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute)Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 / 3:15pm (The Might Mangoes - Jimmy Buffet Tribute)Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 / 3:15pm (S.O.S - The Police Tribute)
Mark Curry, one of the top stand-up comedians today, launched his career as the star of ABC’s Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper. The host of Showtime at the Apollo, Comedy Central’s Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush, and BET’s Coming to the Stage, Curry has also starred in his own HBO special. Curry was born and raised in Oakland, and launched his career in the Bay Area’s comedy scene. See his hilarious stand-up in person as he headlines Tommy T’s Comedy House in Pleasanton.
The Rocket Man Show is the No. 1 Elton John musical tribute. Hand-picked by Elton John himself and the official body double for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour videos and photos. The Show matches Elton’s insane energy night after night. Recreating an early concert with gorgeous, colorful and flamboyant costumes actually worn by Elton — including boots, glasses and jumpsuits from 1973, as well as his sparkly tuxedo from 1984! With all the classic young Elton antics, audiences are in for a night of nostalgia, singing, laughing and participation. Remember when rock was young? You will after the show! It is clearly the most authentic Elton John tribute show in the world. Rus Anderson has been officially hired by Elton John himself to re-enact the most memorable moments of his career. How’s that for peace of mind? Rus and his full band of merry crackerjack musicians are the very best in the business. The show is 100% live in both vocals and instrumentation. Absolutely no tracks or lip-syncing. The performance itself is an extremely sincere, intense and visual spectacle of a journey. There are ballads and driving rock songs. Audiences laugh, cry, sing and dance as they recall the highs and lows of Elton’s epic career.
Big Fish is a whimsical and touching tale that centers on the charismatic Edward Bloom. According to him, he’s lived a full and fantastic life populated by magical creatures, true love that stops time in its tracks and acts of heroism that push the limits of belief. But not everyone is thrilled with Edward’s stories. His tall tales frustrate his son Will, who just wants to know who his father truly is. As Edward’s final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to untangle the real man from the myths his father has created about his life. Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical about fathers, sons and the stories that we use to define our identities.
Saint-Saens takes us on a musical journey through the animal kingdom, introducing us to lions, elephants, birds, and more in these playful and lyrical movements played by two Festival musicians, Jeewon Park and Paige Roberts Molloy. The first U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate, Jack Prelutsky, narrates with his amusing verses.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 11:00am (Doors Open at 10:00am)
Landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx created some of the most iconic public spaces in Brazil, from the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio to the beautiful rooftop garden at Banco Safra in São Paulo. Now you can experience Burle Marx’s artistic vision and passionate commitment to plant conservation for yourself the New York Botanical Garden’s largest botanical exhibition ever, featuring lush gardens that highlight the native plants of Brazil and Burle Marx’s creative yet precise style of landscape design. The exhibit also includes celebrations of Brazilian music and dance, as well as displays of Burle Marx’s paintings, drawings and textiles, illustrating how the culture and nature of Brazil shaped his artistic vision that he shared in his thousands of gardens and landscapes.
C.S. Lewis is most famous for writing the best-selling The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series, but he was also well known for his personal and public transition from non-believer to devout Christian. The one-man play The Most Reluctant Convert, adapted from Lewis’ own thoughts and writings on the experience, stars award-winning actor Max McLean, who portrays the author as he endures the death of his mother, works through his complicated relationship with his father and walks the path from staunch atheist to one of the most influential Christian intellectuals of his day. After successful runs in New York, D.C. and Chicago, see the philosophical exploration the Chicago Sun-Times called “bristling, provocative, highly entertaining,” when C.S. Lewis Onstage brings one of the past century’s most interesting personalities to life at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they’ve ever met. But what will mom find when she gets home…? Find out in this fun, family friendly stage adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ beloved The Cat in the Hat at Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park.
Two pairs of lovers (one requited, one … well, it’s complicated) and a rag-tag group of thespians find themselves lost in the woods right as the fairy kingdom is turned on its head by its quarreling leaders. Nature will never be the same! Lord what fools these mortals be!
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 7:30pm (Preview; doors open at 6:15)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors open at 5:15 pm)Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:15 pm)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors open at 5:15 pm)
Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Misérables is an award-winning, epic, grand, and uplifting story about social injustice and the struggle for redemption and revolution in 19th century France. A sung-through pop opera, the show will feature a cast of 39 talented young theater artists, mentored by local theater professionals, and accompanied by a full, live orchestra. The heart of the story focuses on Jean Valjean, a prisoner who breaks his parole to start a new life. His impassioned struggle for freedom and redemption and the characters who support and challenge him are at the center of the drama. The show first premiered in London in 1985 and remains the world’s longest running musical.
What’s in a name? In the case of Comedy & Dolls exclusively at The Nerd Bar in Las Vegas on the World Famous Fremont Street — everything! Buckle your seat belt and sit back for a comedy show like no other you’ve ever experienced as the cast of Comedy & Dolls takes you on a rollercoaster ride filled with belly-busting laughter with just a touch of sexy. Comedy & Dolls headliner Acrobatic Comedian Uber Rossi and world-renowned burlesque performers alongside an ever-rotating ensemble cast of the funniest and universally entertaining performers in the world. Comedy & Dolls is a 70-minute escape from the outside world; the combination of Standup, Variety, and Burlesque resonates as an affordable and fun show that can be enjoyed by adults from all walks of life.
The 23rd Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) 2019 Finals Show will be held Friday, July 19th, with a pre-show at 6:30pm, followed by the 7:00pm live show/webcast, at the Terrace Theater – Long Beach Performing Arts Center. The WCOPA 2019 Finals Show brings together the best singers, dancers, actors, models, instrumentalists and variety artists from more than 60 countries. Hundreds of performers vie for the championship crowns, industry recognition and share in more than half a million dollars in scholarships and prizes! Guest performance by JNS, the first Filipino Dance Group to compete in the finals of America’s Got Talent! WCOPA 2010 Gold Medal Champion vocalist from Malaysia Cheryl K who went on to sing the song “Money” in the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians will perform.
The weekend may be over, but the party doesn’t have to stop. Head to Navy Pier after you clock out and kick off the work week by kicking back after-hours aboard the lovely Mystic Blue yacht. With tons of music, drinks for purchase and beautiful views of the Chicago skyline, the Monday Night Sunset 21+ Cocktail Cruise brings you the perfect nightlife escape in the Windy City. Boasting three climate-controlled interior decks and a sky deck — and multiple cash bars — there’s plenty of room to get your groove on as a live DJ spins Top 40, pop, dance and hip-hop hits. Monday means #YachtyOnTheLake, y’all.
Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Monday, Jul 29, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Monday, Aug 5, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Monday, Aug 12, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Monday, Aug 19, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)
Central Park, Manhattan’s green oasis and playground, is known worldwide and now’s your chance to enjoy and experience the best of the park. With your friendly and knowledgeable guide, you’ll traverse the park from 72nd Street and Central Park West to Fifth Avenue. Your tour begins near the famous Dakota Apartments, NYC’s very first apartment building. From the Dakota, it’s a short walk over to Strawberry Fields where you can pay your respects to dear John Lennon and begin a journey that takes you past some of the most iconic sights of the beloved park.
Tinder, Bumber, Hinge … oh my — app-based and online dating is huge these days. While that can bring a lot of action, it also guarantees some mighty funny stand-up material. Cobbs Comedy Club brings together some of San Francisco’s best comedians to riff on the funniest and most horrific modern dating mishaps. The show features Oakland-based comic Stroy Moyd, who’s opened for the likes of Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan, the Wayans Brothers, Hannibal Buress and more. He’ll be joined by some other special guests as well, so come prepared to laugh.
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 in a way they never could have imagined. In the end, both learn the true power of love and the strength of the bond between a mother and daughter in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation. Based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter — the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits Friday Night Lights and Parenthood — and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal). This production features actors from CSUN’s Teenage Drama Workshop.
The Bay Area Brew Festival returns for its eight year, bringing back dozens of breweries, hundreds of beers, food trucks, DJ, photo booth and much more. Admission includes unlimited beer samplings, with VIP attendees getting an extra hour of admission and some specialty beers poured during the first hour. The Bay Area Brew Fest will take place at Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion in San Francisco.
The Rocket Man Show is the #1 Elton John musical tribute. Hand-picked by Elton John, himself and the official body double for his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ world tour videos & photos. The show matches Elton’s insane energy night after night. Recreating an early concert with gorgeous, colorful and flamboyant costumes actually worn by Elton — including boots, glasses and jumpsuits from 1973, as well as his sparkly tuxedo from 1984! With all the classic young Elton antics, audiences are in for a night of nostalgia, singing, laughing and participation. Remember when rock was young? You will after the show! It is clearly the most authentic Elton John tribute show in the world. Rus Anderson has been officially hired by Elton John himself to re-enact the most memorable moments of his career. How’s that for peace of mind? Rus and his full band of merry crackerjack musicians are the very best in the business. The show is 100% live in both vocals & instrumentation. Absolutely no tracks or lip-syncing. The performance itself is an extremely sincere, intense and visual spectacle of a journey. There are ballads and driving rock songs. Audiences laugh, cry, sing and dance as they recall the highs and lows of Elton’s epic career.
Looking for the best burlesque in Los Angeles? Bobbie Burlesque Presents is an always-entertaining show featuring sexy striptease artists, circus feats and more. The ever-changing mix of male and female headliners, variety acts and acrobatic aerialists is designed to provide a different, yet equally stimulating, entertainment experience each time out. A legend on the local scene, boylesque star Bobbie Burlesque has been producing cutting-edge cabaret shows for more than a decade, and was chosen as one of the area’s best purveyors of the form by TimeOut Los Angeles. Now he’s bringing the party to Harvelle’s Long Beach.
We’re celebrating art and beer! Join Hop Culture and Marz Brewing for an arts-themed version of our Juicy Brews Craft Beer Festival. Expect pours from some of the best breweries in the country, music by Hoof Hearted Brewing artist Thom Lessner, and lots of art and merch.
Did you know scientists have found that listening to music releases dopamine, and nostalgia can actually make you feel physically warmer? And here we thought it was just an Aqua Net buzz and our parachute pants… But forget about all that science stuff for the night and enjoy this show’s live band and performers as they deliver some of the best songs from the ‘80s.
This Saturday night yacht cruise with dance music is the right way to enjoy summer. Cruise around Manhattan with your friends, family and favorite international DJs! Catch spectacular sunset views of the New York skyline and world-famous landmarks from the top-of-the-line Hornblower Infinity yacht, featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, open bow and sky deck, four fully stocked cash bars and more. After the cruise returns to the dock, you’re welcome to hang out onboard for another hour, then you can head over to the after-party.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 10:30pm (Boarding at 9:00pm)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 10:30pm (Boarding at 9:00pm)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 10:30pm (Boarding at 9:00pm)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 10:30pm (Boarding at 9:00pm)Friday, Aug 2, 2019 / 10:30pm (Boarding at 9:00pm)Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 10:30pm (Boarding at 9:00pm)Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 10:30pm (Boarding at 9:00pm)Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 10:30pm (Boarding at 9:00pm)
Jamie Wooten and his playwriting partners have carved out quite the theatrical niche, creating a series of heartfelt comedies featuring strong female characters — which makes sense, since Wooten is the award-winning writer-producer of a little show called The Golden Girls. The Dixie Swim Club is one of their most popular plays, and you can see it at the Desert Stages Theatre, located inside Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall near the Food Court (score!).
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, Jul 20, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / Noon
Now entertaining amateur sleuths across the country, The Dinner Detective makes its way to the Franklin Cool Springs Marriott to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a three-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you’ll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone’s a suspect — including you. Tickets include a three-course dinner with your choice of entree, plus salad and dessert, and there’s a cash bar available. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening — not to mention serious bragging rights.
Rapper, actor and producer Common’s music career has been built on the strength of his deft wordplay and sophisticated lyrics, earning him both critical and commercial acclaim. He received his first Grammy in 2003, winning Best R&B Song for “Love of My Life” with Erykah Badu, and his second for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for “Southside” (featuring Kanye West), from his 2007 album Finding Forever. In 2015 he added an Oscar for “Glory,” which he co-wrote with John Legend for the movie Selma. He also acted in that film, which fit perfectly with his commitment to using his voice to bring awareness to political and social causes. Experience the seminal performer live when he takes the stage at Mountain Winery in Saratoga.
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Bring a special someone and experience a beautiful New York City sunset against the illuminated city skyline during a lovely and intimate cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers. Relax and enjoy an included glass of champagne, beer, wine, soda or water as you take in the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the open deck or glassed-in observatory of this retro 1920s-style yacht. Sights you’ll see include the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the South Street Seaport, Battery Park and the Financial District — if you can take your eyes off the setting sun.
Kill Move Paradise gives voice to the black men killed solely because of the fear of the color of their skin. From playwright James Ijames: "[The play] takes the Elysium of Greek antiquity and flips the script. Set in a netherworld prepared for its newly deceased inhabitants, we follow Isa, Daz, Grif and Tiny as they try to make sense of the world they have been ‘untimely ripped’ from and this new paradise they now inhabit. Inspired by recent events, Kill Move Paradise gives a portrait of the slain, not as degenerates who deserved death, but as heroes who demand we see them for the splendid beings they are.”
Museum of Dream Space (MODS) is the first museum mainly exhibiting digital art in the United States. The design concept of MODS is illuminated by art design from Yayoi Kusama (famous of infinite rooms) and the development of digital art. MODS is a world full of live images reacting on motion. You have a chance to visit a magical world with incredible Illusions supported by very unique technology. Come and take numerous amount of incredible pictures and videos and be a part of MODS world at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles.
Something extraordinary comes out of a quiet, ordinary place in The Spitfire Grill. Dreams and incredible stories flood the rural town when Hannah makes her establishment the prize in an essay competition. Experience the magic and wonder at the Garry Marshall Theatre, named for the Hollywood legend who believed that sharing a live storytelling experience was one of the most important ways we process our lives.
Teatro ZinZanni is a whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret served with a multi-course feast. Described as the “Kit Kat Klub on acid,” the fast-paced action unfolds around, above and alongside you as world-class acrobats, musicians, divas, illusionists, madmen and aerialists fill the intimate Spiegeltent ZaZou, a unique jewel box mirror tent. Teatro ZinZanni’s signature blend of Love, Chaos & Dinner has played to sold out audiences in Seattle and San Francisco, and now comes to Chicago’s Cambria Hotel with its “feast for the senses.” (The New York Times)
New York City’s longest-running variety burlesque show, Le Scandal is an authentic, edgy and sexy cabaret featuring comedic, classic and neo-burlesque, circus and variety acts, live music and more. Le Scandal’s performers include the wildly talented likes of a sword-swallowing belly dancer, a contortionist, a lasso-trick cowboy, a sexy juggler-comedian, a trapeze striptease artist and countless other exciting, titillating acts. You can even participate in the Le Scandal Sex Quiz to win fun burlesque prizes.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 10:30pm
Flappers Comedy Club brings Los Angeles’ top comics to Burbank for a wide range of lively shows, from stand-up lineups featuring national headliners seen on network TV, HBO, BET and Comedy Central, to comedy contests showcasing up-and-coming performers. Throw in some weekly hilarious themed shows and a menu full of fries, wings, tots and margaritas. Flappers Burbank also hosts variety nights and other one-of-a-kind events. Plus, you never know what celebrity comics might drop by for a guest set.
Bodies: The Exhibition has wowed millions of visitors with its striking collection of anatomical displays involving 13 whole-body specimens and more than 250 organs and partial body specimens. Preserved through an innovative process called polymer preservation, these flesh-and-blood installations are on display at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Beginning with the foundation of the body, the skeleton, the exhibit moves visitors, layer by layer, through the muscular, respiratory and circulatory systems, creating a fascinatingly detailed picture of our amazing physiology. The exhibit also uses damaged organs to profoundly illustrate the ravages of smoking, overeating and other unhealthy lifestyle choices.
Fans of Drunk History and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, where an entirely serious Shakespeare play is performed with one entirely inebriated cast member. For the last eight years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the U.K., and the cast is now bringing the good time to Austin. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, this show enjoyed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, where a cast member drinks beer, wine and whiskey on stage, drunkenly sings and occasionally (accidentally, of course) bares a nipple or two. Brush up on your Bard knowledge and head over to Spider House for a drunken twist on Romeo and Juliet, because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jul 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Aug 2, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Aug 16, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Aug 30, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 7:00pm
The classic sounds of jazz legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Sarah Vaughan still have the power to bring a tear to the eye or joy to the soul, decades after the fact. In Jazz Queens, vocalist Emilie Surtees pays homage to these musical powerhouses with a tribute concert that highlights the amazing work of these artists and showcases Surtees’ tremendous vocal abilities. This evening of jazz standards takes place at the eclectic Club Bonafide in New York City.
Take an unforgettable, 75-minute journey down the Yellow Brick Road to the magical land of Oz, and share the wonder and delight of live theater with the young people in your life this summer. Dorothy and her trusty pup Toto encounter new friends — including Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion — and face unexpected challenges in the musical stage adaptation of the landmark 1939 MGM film. Be dazzled by the spectacular setting and charmed by its timeless score, featuring such cherished classics as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” After the show, meet the cast in the lobby of Chicago Shakespeare Theater for photos and fun.
The Happy Together Tour hits the road every year to celebrate the music of the ‘60s with fans across America. This year’s lineup includes tour creators The Turtles, featuring Flo and Eddie; Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, The Classics IV, The Buckinghams and The Cowsills. The show promises to be jam-packed with ’60s and ’70s hits, including favorites like “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” “Hair,” “Never My Love,” “Young Girl,” "Cherokee Nation,” “Traces (Of Love)” and many more. Get your tickets now for the tour’s 10th anniversary tour stop at Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa. Plus, fair admission is included with your ticket.
For land-lovers, the South Street Seaport Museum is a great place to learn about NYC’s 400-year-old history with the water. But if you’re looking to also experience that connection, then get ready to earn your sea legs aboard the Pioneer. On this historic 1885 schooner, you’ll get to cruise New York Harbor while soaking in amazing views of the city. Whether you bring the whole crew or just sail solo, the South Street Seaport Museum’s Pioneer Sail is the perfect way to have an adventure on the water.
The 4th Edition of the Annual LA Westside Food & Wine Festival benefiting The Westside Food Bank will be a celebration of Food, Wine, Beer, Spirits, Entertainment, Music, Activities and much more. The Annual Festival returns to the Courtyard by Marriott LA Westside Ballroom, Patio, and back parking lot with an exciting blend of new and returning exhibitors. Your all inclusive Food/Drink ticket allows you to roam the entire event tasting and sampling premium wines, beer, spirits, and gourmet bites from the following confirmed restaurants, caterers, liquor and drink purveyors. More Coming! Experience an interactive music virtual reality world, photo booth, DJ and Live Jazz Group, a strolling magician, dancing, silent auction and more.
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 4:00pm-7:00pm (VIP Entry at 3:00pm)
When three women made the pact of solidarity on their summer road trip, no one ever expected that they would soon become the most legendary outlaws in the country. The gang of motorcycle riding, man-eating women known as El Dorado were a fearsome trio of renegades redefining what it meant to be a woman on their own terms with no compromise. How El Dorado found themselves out running the law, robbing corner stores at gunpoint, and seducing their unsuspecting victims while in high heels, fishnets, and nail polish are things legends are made of. With an original Can Can soundtrack featuring the vocal stylings of Seattle’s own Brent Amaker, The Legend of El Dorado showcases performances of original choreography performed by the Can Can Dance Company and a delicious Market-fresh menu.
Are you ready for a totally hilarious and amazingly spontaneous evening of gigantic laughs? Then check out the Improv Comedy Shows at NCT! Two teams of comedians compete for your laughs in comedy scenes and improv games made up on the spot based on suggestions from you, the audience. No two shows are ever the same!
“A long time ago…” (about 40 years), Star Wars: A New Hope changed the face of cinema and our culture, inspiring audiences around the world. Get ready for a thrilling sensory experience when Star Wars Live comes to the Lincoln Theater. The dynamic Constantine Kitsopoulos conducts Festival Orchestra Napa in a performance of John Williams’ unforgettable Academy Award-winning score, while the iconic 1977 film – which launched the Star Wars saga – plays on the big screen above them.
Reggae-rockers Slightly Stoopid are the legendary Long Beach band Sublime built for a new generation. Discovered by late Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell while they were still in high school, the band signed to Skunk Records and earned a huge cult following in the mid- ’90s, playing alongside major acts like Dave Matthews Band, Damian Marley, the Roots, Snoop Dogg and more. With a sound grounded in reggae and laid back hip-hop, Slightly Stoopid adds in dashes of blues, metal, funk, brightly-flavored ska and hefty psychedelic rock to make a sound all their own. Get ready for the ultimate jam sesh when they rock the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island alongside Matisyahu, Tribal Seeds and HIRIE.
There’s plenty of room for funny business at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, which just happens to be the world’s largest comedy club, at 12,500 square feet. And just like its fellow outlets in Chicago and L.A., this venue regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from the Southland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Long Beach club is also home to the official Laugh Factory Stand-Up Comedy Hall of Fame and Museum, which boasts more than 500 pieces of comedy memorabilia from the likes of Groucho Marx and Rodney Dangerfield, plus wax figures of greats like Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor.
The Rocket Man Show is the #1 Elton John musical tribute. Hand-picked by Elton John himself and the official body double for his Farewell Yellow Brick Roadworld tour videos and photos. The show matches Elton’s insane energy night after night. Recreating an early concert with gorgeous, colorful and flamboyant costumes actually worn by Elton — including boots, glasses and jumpsuits from 1973, as well as his sparkly tuxedo from 1984! With all the classic young Elton antics, audiences are in for a night of nostalgia, singing, laughing and participation. Remember when rock was young? You will after the show! It is clearly the most authentic Elton John tribute show in the world. Rus Anderson has been officially hired by Elton John himself to re-enact the most memorable moments of his career. How’s that for peace of mind? Rus and his full band of merry crackerjack musicians are the very best in the business. The show is 100% live in both vocals and instrumentation. Absolutely no tracks or lip-syncing. The performance itself is an extremely sincere, intense and visual spectacle of a journey. There are ballads and driving rock songs. Audiences laugh, cry, sing and dance as they recall the highs and lows of Elton’s epic career.
The disco-fueled interactive dance party known as The Donkey Show, very loosely inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, puts you smack in the middle of the action in a funky Cambridge lounge setting. Featuring two full bars and a dance floor, OBERON’s Diane Paulus-created wonderland was inspired by Studio 54 in its heyday, when celebrities and art icons would mix and mingle with kids from Queens, and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack would be shaking the speakers. While you — and the rest of the audience — drink, dance to disco classics or just check out the action, the motley crew of characters in this glammed-up, sex-fueled version of Shakespeare’s play re-enact the hilariously chaotic tale of a magic elixir that wreaks havoc at the nightclub. But it’s mostly just a cool boogie-filled bash.
Loads of laughter and literature collide in this smart hit comedy about books and the people who love them. Ana is a Type A personality who lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job and her greatest passion: Book Club. But when her cherished group becomes the focus of a documentary film, their intimate discussions about life and literature take a turn for the hilarious in front of the inescapable camera lens. Add a provocative new member along with some surprising new book titles, and these six friends are bound for pandemonium. Sprinkled with fun theatrical references to documentaries and novels galore from Moby Dick and Age of Innocence to Twilight and The Da Vinci Code, this buoyant comedy on contemporary culture will have everyone laughing … and reflecting. The Book Club Play is a delightful new play about life, love, literature and the side-splitting results when friends start reading between the lines.
The time is right to see The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning comedy that’s a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. It’s opening night of The Murder at Faversham Manor, and things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “a riotous explosion of comedy” (The Daily Beast) and “tons of fun for all ages” (Huffpost). Find out why Ben Brantley of The New York Times called the show “a gut-busting hit” with this Center Theatre Group production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
Experience the best of old-world sailing combined with 21st-century amenities aboard the 105-foot schooner America 2.0, part of Classic Harbor Line’s fleet of elegant sailing vessels. Added to the fleet in 2011, America 2.0 is modeled on ships of the late 19th century, but it features all the technology, style and comfort of modern sailing. During your two-hour voyage, you’ll cruise from Chelsea Piers down the Hudson River to Battery Park, then across the harbor to Ellis Island, taking in views of the Statue of Liberty, and the lower Manhattan skyline along the way. Wind and time permitting, she’ll head towards Governors Island, breeze by the Financial District and sail through the Buttermilk Channel. Enjoy three rounds of included beverages, with your choice of beer, wine, champagne or soda, and water is always available free of charge. You’ll head back to port relaxed and with a new appreciation for New York’s nautical history and spectacular scenery.
Downtown and Dirty featuring Joe Caliz and acquaintances is a Midnight Sexy Comedy Variety show featuring stand-up comedians telling their dirtiest jokes and roasting each other in a nightly grudge match with specialty acts and burlesque dancers.
See thousands of beautiful orchids for sale and on display at Orchids in the Park. The event features local, regional and international orchid and tropical plant vendors. View orchids on display from local growers and purchase plants and supplies from vendors from all over the world at the Hall of Flowers in San Francisco.
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.
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Comic Cure started in 2015 with one simple mission: to use the unifying power of laughter to engage the community around important causes. Now, the do-good, feel-good organization is headed to L.A. with its Silver Lake Comedy Festival. They’ll bring a stacked set-list of comedians to El Cid, the historic live music hub and Spanish restaurant on Sunset that’s hosted everything from flamenco dinner theater to emo karaoke. You’ll be laughing for a worthy cause because the comedy festival benefits local non-profit organizations.
In this outrageous satire about stereotypes, political correctness flies out the window as two Chinese-American siblings search for their authentic selves. Albert Chen is a computer programmer so modest he lets others take credit for his work. His sister Jennifer, a doctor, is so professionally driven she can’t sustain a relationship (even if she could find someone worthy of her work ethic). Despite their Ivy League educations, musical virtuosity and impeccable manners, the siblings mount a delayed adolescent rebellion against their disappointed Tiger Mother (and equally demanding Tiger Father). They embark on an “Asian Freedom Tour” that takes them to the People’s Republic of China, where the tour goes — no spoilers — terribly wrong. By Mike Lew. Directed by Natsu Onoda Power.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta (the former queen of the Amazons). These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. A story of order and disorder, reality and appearance and love and marriage, the play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.
Jefferson Starship rose from the ashes of another legendary San Francisco band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Jefferson Airplane. Founder Paul Kantner (who died in January 2016) knew that combining powerful creative forces, personalities and talents could create something far greater than the sum of its parts. Between 1974 and 1984, Jefferson Starship released eight gold and platinum albums, 20 hit singles, sold out concerts worldwide and lived out legendary rock and roll escapades. Today’s Jefferson Starship remains dedicated to breathing new life into the living catalog of the Jeffersonian legacy, going to the edge, pushing the sonic boundaries and staying true to the original spirit of the music. Opening act is LA Edwards.
Illusions the Show is the perfect combination of spectacular burlesque style and comedy performances by the industry’s best celebrity impersonators and the funniest drag queen hosts you’ll ever have the pleasure of encountering. This knock your socks off celebrity tribute drag queen dinner show & drag queen brunch show, is the perfect mix of classy entertainment and raunchy comedy! Come see this amazing Chlorlotte drag queen show and laugh your ass off all night long while being amazed by the stellar performances in tribute to some of your old-time favorite classics as well as the latest pop favorites. Come see the likes of Madonna, Cher, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Liza Minelli, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, Beyoncé, Pink, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Rihanna, Brittny Speers, Adele, Amy Winehouse and so many more! You never know who will be performing in your city, but one thing is for sure “you’ll love each and every one of our celebrity impersonators!” Our celebrity impersonation drag queen shows are perfect for bachelorette parties, gay bachelor parties, birthday parties, couples night out, guys night out, ladies night out, moms night out, or for no damn reason at all but just to see the most amazing drag queen show in town!
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 7:00pm
Get ready for some laugh-out-loud fun hitting the stage a mere 200 feet from BART. Oakland’s Pan Theatre hosts weekly improv shows filled with stories, scenes and characters that are birthed on the spot and hit the ground running. You’ll get a rotating roster of montages, one-acts and classic theater games, á la Whose Line Is It Anyway?. The unpredictable cast may even ask you to pitch some of your own ideas into the comedy incubator.
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, Jul 20, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 7:00pm
This long-running New York City hit combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry. The Yang family’s amazing transformation of ordinary soap bubbles has earned them international fame and 16 Guinness World Records. The Gazillion Bubble Show has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fox & Friends, The View, the Today show and more. Young or old, this is an event the whole family will enjoy.
A searing, multi-media poetic riff on race in America, fusing prose, poetry, movement, music, video, news and the visual image. Snapshots, vignettes, on the acts of everyday racism. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams, online, on TV — everywhere, all the time. Those did-that-really-just-happen-did-they-really-just-say-that slurs that happen every day and enrage in the moment and later steep poisonously in the mind. And, of course, those larger incidents that become national or international firestorms.
Winner of the Outer Critics’ Circle awards for the best off Broadway musical and for the best book and best music and seen at London’s Fortune Theatre in 1987. Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried. The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!
Have you ever wanted to crash an Indian wedding party? Here’s your chance as San Francisco’s award winning production Non Stop Bhangra brings its most popular and yearly sold out theme down south to Echoplex in Los Angeles. Voted “Best Dance Party” in the San Francisco Bay area and celebrating 15 years in 2019, Non Stop Bhangra is a one of a kind experience that is a treat for the eyes and ears. Imagine a scene from a Bollywood movie smack in the middle of a thumping nightclub, swirling colors, the rhythm of pounding feet, relentless energy, wall to wall smiles, and brilliant beats — that’s Non Stop Bhangra. Join the crew as they take you on a colorful journey to experience an Indian Wedding Party filled with rich colors, dance lesson, dance performances, live drummers, DJs, visuals, henna, complimentary Indian sweets, and more. So bring out your inner Bollywood glam and come dressed in your brightest Indian inspired attire to support the vibe!
Escape on a mini-getaway without straying too far from the city lights on a three-hour cruise aboard a yacht. This weekend party on the Hudson River features a dance floor with Top 40 and rock music served up by a live DJ, and a cash bar where you can order your favorite cocktails. Enjoy the bash down below or head up to the top deck for great views of the spectacular New York skyline, the Statue of Liberty and more.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)
An international hit, this Washington, D.C. premiere is inspired by real life events. In 1969, in a segregated city in the American Midwest, a 14 year-old black girl named Vivian was shot by a white cop, igniting one of the worst race riots in American history. No one knew anything about her, just her name, her age and how she died. This fantasia for two actors gives Vivian a life, a family, a love of music.
Instead of waiting for Saturday night, why not celebrate a little earlier and join Boston Event Guide for a Flashback Friday Party Cruise? You’re invited to board the beautiful Provincetown II ship, featuring three floors with DJ music, bars, and dance floors featuring music from the ‘90s, ’00s and today. The Flashback Friday Party Cruise leaves the Commonwealth Pier at 7:00pm and cruises around Boston Harbor until 9:30pm. Enjoy Boston’s largest group of young professionals in one place, mingling with amazing cocktails in hand and breath-taking views of the Harbor and city in the background. Don’t sit on your couch tonight imagining what your weekend is going to be like when you can start the party right now!
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding at 6:30pm)Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding at 6:30pm)Friday, Aug 30, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding at 6:30pm)
There’s always something funny going on at the Yoo Hoo Room, the second stage of Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, right in the heart of the entertainment district. Pulling from Los Angeles and the Valley’s vast talent pool, the intimate room features established veterans along with rising stars, showcased in a variety of stand-up and musical comedy performances, comic essay readings, magic and more. There’s also a full-service restaurant on-site, offering everything from appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads and pizzas to hearty entrees and desserts. The bar is well-stocked as well, with specialty drinks galore available for purchase. Please see the full event description for a link to information on upcoming shows.
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 / 9:30pm (Bottles, Booze, And Backstories)Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 9:30pm (The Nifty Cat Show)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:30pm (Paul Douglas Moomjean)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 9:30pm (Paul Douglas Moomjean)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 7:30pm (Paul Douglas Moomjean)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 9:30pm (Paul Douglas Moomjean)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 7:00pm (Tell It To Sweeney)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 9:00pm (Icy Mitt Sundays)
Now this is what summer’s all about. The fourth annual Jazz Matters at the Wren’s Nest in Atlanta’s historic West End is set to feature musical performances by regional and national artists, highlighting the diversity and cultural roots of jazz music, as well as musical genres influenced by it. Bring chairs, food, beverages and friends for this sure-to-be-fun, rain-or-shine event.
Two evolutionary biologists, one a graduate student, the other an established leader in her field, meet for the first time. What follows is a smart, complex work about men and women, genetics and genius, and the overwhelming power of biological connection. Written by Sarah Treem Produced and directed by Lana Palmer. Part of the 2nd Stage Series at the Dragon Theatre.
Princess Imogen’s stepmother wants to kill her. Her father, King Cymbeline, isn’t coming to the rescue. Meanwhile, Imogen’s banished love, Posthumus, is convinced she’s cheating on him. What’s a lion-hearted heroine to do? Swap the skirts for pants and escape into the magical wilds of ancient Britain disguised as a boy! In this fantastical work from the zenith of Shakespeare’s talent, the improbable becomes probable as kind strangers, dastardly villains, ghosts, gods, and long-lost princes pave the high road to Happily Ever After.
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / 7:30pm (Grounds Open at 5:30pm)
Inspired by the art deco hotels and grand cafes of the 1920s, Prohibition Supperclub and Bar is a step back in time to when the parties were grander and life was a cabaret. Put on your vintage duds and prepare to party like Hemingway and Fitzgerald, with some modern touches to satisfy a 2019 crowd.
With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” Breuer has found success in various facets of the entertainment industry, and is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business. In addition to keeping busy on his current comedy tour “Heavy Metal Family Man,” Breuer can also be heard on his weekly Sirius/XM Radio show Fridays With Breuer and podcast hit, Podcast Masters. Jim Breuer’s acclaimed autobiography, I’m Not High:(But I’ve Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior), was recently released in paperback.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)
The 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 L.A. drama critics’ choice for Best Solo Performance. It went on to run off-Broadway, with The New York Times calling it “Funny … Delicious … A gem.” Now it’s back in LA for a limited time, at the Jewish Women’s Theatre.
Attention South Siders! This show is for you! South Side Summer Show is a fast-paced comedy show brought to you by the city’s best actors and comedians. Featuring music, improv, and sketch, this hilarious revue delivers non-stop laughs. Written & Performed by: Tina Arfaee (Matt Damon Improv), Colette Gregory (SHADE), Dani James (The Teenagers), Devin Middleton (2017 Second City Comedy Fellow) and Tori Wynn (Tinderella). Directed by Hannah Elizabeth Baker.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 8:00pm
The Holmes siblings are cleaning out their parents’ garage after their deaths. They discover their mother has left a painting to her “favorite” child, without specifying which one of them that is! Old wounds are opened and generously doused with salt, and the day comes to a climax when they make a startling discovery in a dusty old trunk. The Favorite is a hilarious dark comedy, and contains adult language and themes.
Enjoy a three-hour cruise aboard Manhattan’s all-glass dining vessel and thrill to the unforgettable 180-degree vistas of the magnificent New York City skyline, accompanied by a three-course plated dinner (including vegetarian and gluten-free options), a bountiful wine list and entertainment by a jazz trio and cabaret singer. Enjoy your meal in one of two climate-controlled dining rooms, then dance the night away on the centrally located hardwood dance floor and enjoy drinks from the full-service cash bar. If it’s nice out, take a stroll on one of the two outdoor decks offering wide-open views of Manhattan and enjoy an evening out you won’t soon forget.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Monday, Jul 29, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)
It’s hard to deny that Game of Thrones fans have never had hidden fantasies revolving around the Lannisters. Now you can see them come to life when Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque brings Daenerys, Arya Stark and Cersei to the stage for A Storm of Striptease. They’ll be lightening a bit of their load, and more importantly their medieval braids and gowns, to reveal secrets you never knew were underneath. It doesn’t matter which side of the wall you’re on, this strip tease will make you forget that winter is coming. Check out these kinky characters re-enact some “storytelling … with boobs” at their home theater of Harvelle’s in Long Beach.
One of the most popular movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way … as a “practically perfect” Broadway musical the whole family will love! Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the classic Disney film, this magical musical is filled with spoonfuls of imagination, heart and whimsy. You and your family will be swept away by such iconic tunes as “Step in Time,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and, of course, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. But don’t worry if you missed it in New York, because the award-winning Upper Room Theatre is bringing Broadway to Northern Virginia for you! Located right next to Old Town Manassas, this enchanting show will be the highlight of your summer date night or family outing. Experience the magic of Mary Poppins, who teaches us that “anything can happen if you let it.” Get your tickets now before they all fly out the door!
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 Blue Motion Quartet keeps things swingin’ with jazz favorites and original tunes. This 1.5-hour cruise will also have drinks and snacks available for purchase.
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)
If you’re looking for good, clean fun… you’d better steer clear of The Nasty Show. Bringing together Chicago’s best stand-ups, this showcase entertains with a night of no-holds-barred hilarity, the dirtier, the better. These comics come fully unleashed at Chicago’s Laugh Factory and deliver some of the most ground-breaking, shocking, raunchy material you’re likely to hear anywhere, live on stage. Forget adorable puns and get ready to strap in for an evening of in-your-face comedy.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)
Treat someone special to an evening chock-full of your favorite Broadway show tunes at the beautiful Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz Village. Whether it’s a date, a friends’ night out or a family outing, this evening of entertainment is sure to please. The dynamic group of singers from Fraser Entertainment Group will wow you with hits from classic shows, as well as gems from lesser-known Broadway musicals. Acclaimed musical director Brad Ellis (from the hit television series Glee and Forbidden Broadway) leads a cast of superb singers. With baroque chandeliers, rustic furniture, lush vegetation and a seasonal menu, Rockwell is the perfect setting to sit back, relax and get swept up in the music.
Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, this is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.
All hell (and a little bit of heaven) breaks loose when Elijah Beckford, a prominent southern black undertaker, approaches his wealthy white cousins, Charlie and Elizabeth Beckford, and demands to be buried in “the family cemetery.” Sweet Water Taste is an award-winning comedy-drama making its Southeastern premiere at Horizon Theatre Company this summer.
These interactive murder-mystery nights are a fun and different way to socialize on a Saturday evening. For each of these adventures, everyone at the party plays a role, and everyone is a suspect. When you arrive, a host will be on hand to welcome you and explain your character. The mystery is designed to be fun (not super hard), and no experience is necessary. You’ll enjoy socializing and drink specials before the host tells you about the chain of events leading to the murder. Then it’s up to you and your fellow faux detectives to solve the case …
Nothing beats Shakespeare-Under-the-Stars, especially on the grounds of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate Mansion. Come thrill to Shakespeare’s most rousing adventure. Join the brash Henry V as he invades France to prove himself worthy of the crown. Be a part of his forces as they find themselves facing an army ten times the size of their own at the Battle of Agincourt. Come experience the greatest of English battles … and see how an English King woos a French Princess. You can bring your own lawnchairs or blankets or rent them when you arrive. Picnics are welcome!
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 / 8:15pm (Grounds open at 6:15pm)Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 8:15pm (Grounds open at 6:15pm)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 8:15pm (Grounds open at 6:15pm)
The world’s best tribute to Michael Jackson, MJ Live, recreates the electrifying stage show of one of the greatest performers of all time. From iconic dance moves like the moonwalk to timeless hits like “Bad,” “Billie Jean,” “Thriller” and “Beat It,” the spot-on show brings all of the Gloved One’s staples to life. He even dips into the Jackson 5 era with favorites like “ABC” and “I Want You Back.” Including dazzling lighting and effects, plus the MJ Live dancers, this show is a true spectacular fitting of the King of Pop.
Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious new production based on the bestselling series of books by Day Pilkey. In the show, best buds George and Harold decide to write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!! Can he save the city and catch the world’s most evil cat? Will George and Harold finish their show before lunchtime?? Find out in this epic musical adventure, written by Kevin Del Aguila and Brad Alexander!
Sure, you can stream just about anything these days, but no home theater setup can equal the experience of watching a great movie on the real big screen, while munching on some fresh popcorn and cheering along with other die hard movie fans. Luckily, there’s Secret Movie Club. These cinephiles lovingly curate a series of cult favorites, nostalgic throwbacks and classic films and bring them to Los Angeles’ historic Vista Theatre in beautiful 35 mm prints, so you can experience them again — or perhaps for the first time — the way they were meant to be seen: in a theater!
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 11:59pm (Phantom Of The Paradise)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 10:30am (All That Jazz)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 11:59pm (Network)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 11:00am (Godzilla Vs. Gigan)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 11:59pm (Yojimbo)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 10:00am (Empire of the Sun)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 11:59pm (Once Upon A Time In The West)Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 11:00am (Destroy All Monsters)
Are you one of those people who’ve watched every episode — all 10 seasons — of the hit sitcom Friends? Multiple times, even? Did you weep every time Ross and Rachel broke up? Rejoice at Monica and Chandler’s wedding? Memorize all the words to “Smelly Cat?” Now you can put that knowledge to work for you at a Friends trivia night. No teams are necessary, as you’ll be randomly assigned to one of four to six groups for a game that’ll run about five rounds. Teams will be mixed up after each round. So come join the fun at Bryant Park Lounge in New York City, make some new friends of your own and maybe even take home a prize.
Named the best show of its kind in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective comes to Chicago to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you’ll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone’s a suspect — including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses, you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. This special Goldstar offer includes admission, dinner and a commemorative mug. And the top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening.
Soul-music lovers, you’re guaranteed a treat at this Love & Classic R&B dinner show, with slow, sexy, warm and sweet music that gets deep inside you. Some have been known to call it “grown folks” music and others baby-making music. But any true music lover, young or old, can appreciate these timeless slow jams. And the DJ knows exactly how to step up the beat, so you can hit the dance floor hard. Enjoy a lovely soulful dinner buffet with a glass of wine included and a live performance by JeRonelle McGhee as part of this special night in New York City.
Remember your favorite jams from the 1990s? All That ’90s Party with DJ Marco re-creates the ’90s at El Club in Detroit. You might hear music from TLC, Mariah Carey, No Doubt, Nirvana, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Spice Girls, Madonna, Janet Jackson and more. Dance and party to the best rap, R&B, new jack swing, house, grunge, alternative and pop music the decade has to offer.
The three Magrath sisters gather in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, to await news of their grandfather’s death. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at 30 and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. The play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future — but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended. Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.
Houston is the most diverse city in the U.S. and we want to celebrate everyone’s religious beliefs and cultures. Houston Gospel Fest 2019 is back, returning its soul-saving jam sound to the denizens of Houston, Texas at Enlighten Soul Event Center. This famed music event prepares to rock the Greater Houston Region like never before. Catch this year’s Houston Gospel Fest as it shakes up Houston to the core, making it the perfect destination to enjoy some all night Sunday revelry in anticipation of fervent worship and prayer all week. This year’s Houston Gospel Fest showcases gospel music acts from all over the world, plus some of Houston’s best vendors. This event raises funds to feed the homeless in the Greater Houston Region.
Beasts From the Sea! Thar she blows! From the Salty Crew that brought you Urban Death and DarkDark-RideRide! Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group proudly presents their wild, new, fun and scary midsummer deep-sea haunted maze horror-theatre attraction. Beasts From the Sea!, directed by Zombie Joe, Brandon Slezak and Denise Devin, with musical score by the fabulous Joseph Bishara. For ages 13 and up, at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre in North Hollywood.
MoezArt Productions presents Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, a bright, energetic tale of small town America and a great summer musical! Salesman Harold Hill comes to River City, Iowa determined to con the townsfolk out of their hard-earned cash. His promises are grand: a summer of activity, reforming the boy that leads the local “gang,” and a band of the town’s boys, in uniform, with the ability to play by the end of the summer. The suspicious and clannish townsfolk are won over by his expert salesmanship and the town is revolutionized by the new hope and joy that floods their world. But Harold’s plan could be foiled by one person, the old-maid piano teacher, Marian Paroo, who doesn’t believe a word he says. As the summer progresses, Harold’s winning ways will soften even her heart. But when fall arrives, will there be a band or will Harold disappear on the the last train out of town? This summer, visit River City with us as we tell the tale of The Music Man!
Every Monday night, Los Angeles jazz singers will get together to salute Nat King Cole’s 100th birthday by having a jam session of King Cole’s hits. Come sign up to sing with famed pianist Karen Hernandez, drummer John Williams on drums and bassist Oscar the Great at The California Jazz and Blues Museum.
Who knew a wedding dress code could spark so much drama? Written by comic and YouTube sensation Drew Droege and directed by Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), this raucous one-man show follows Gerry, the disenchanted friend of an about-to-be-married gay couple, whose request to “refrain from wearing Bright Colors and Bold Patterns” at their Palm Springs nuptials leaves him with plenty to say about the state of stereotypes, relationships and same-sex marriage — all while he drunkenly soaks in a pool with his ex and his ex’s younger boyfriend. Don’t sleep on this “uproarious, bittersweet exploration of the gay soul” (The New Yorker) when it comes to Washington D.C.’s Studio Theatre – Milton Theatre.
Experience a beloved fairy tale in a whole new way in this fun and funky puppet show adaptation of the classic story that sets it in a modern-day city complete with alley cats, beauty shops and exercise videos! Perfect for kids of all ages (but witty enough that the adults will enjoy it, too), Jon Ludwig’s Beauty and the Beast shows that trash can be turned into treasure and true love always prevails. With catchy, original tunes and a running time of just under an hour, this show at Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts is just the ticket for a fun family outing.
A musical parody of TV’s favorite cult classic show. This musical puts a humorous twist on a show that riveted us, shocked us, and entertained us throughout the years. Six seasons of episodes boiled down into 50 characters, played by 14 actors, across one night of hilarious and wacky absurdity. Lost: The Musical originally premiered in 2014 at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. Now it’s back in Los Angeles to celebrate the 15th season of Lost!
Ghana-born professional tour guide Emmanuel Gogo offers new insights into Africa’s sons and daughters with his two-hour tour of D.C.‘s Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. This small, private tour will transport you to selected countries in Africa, where you’ll learn about the continent’s civilizations, cultures, and how Africans have been influential in shaping the world’s developmental progress. You’ll explore African art dating back to the 15th century, then travel all the way up to modern-era masterpieces.
It’s the perfect girls’ night outback and ultimate bachelorette party! Australia’s internationally acclaimed male revue, Thunder From Down Under, delivers a crew of tabletop-dancing, chiseled heartthrobs, seductive dance routines and cheeky humor. Maybe you’ve seen these sexy guys and their Aussie-bred abs tease daytime crowds with appearances on Ellen and The View. Whether you’re hankering for a cowboy, the boy-next-door type, or a hot fireman, the Thunder dancers offer every flavor of high-energy eye candy. Plus, select lucky ladies can get up close and personal with these Aussie hunks on stage at Las Vegas’ Excalibur.
Visit the most notable attractions from Harlem, including the legendary Apollo Theater — the center of African-American music — the famous Strivers Row complex with its incredibly beautiful houses, the Abyssinian Baptist Church famous for Gospel music, the stunning Shepard Hall, and one of the best soul food restaurants in Harlem. You’ll explore the most authentic New York neighborhood in three hours with your friendly local guide. Plunge into the unique atmosphere of Harlem, and learn more about African-American culture.
The Comedy Magic of Eric Maynard is located at the Majestik Theater at the Royal Resort Hotel. Eric has 20 years of magical experience to present to you a hilarious and memorable show of pure entertainment.
It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe Robbie Heart (who still lives in his grandmother’s basement) is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie is so distraught that he makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. When he meets Julia, an admiring young waitress, Robbie falls madly in love. The only problem is that Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. With a score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the ‘80s, Morgan-Wixson Theatre’s production of The Wedding Singer takes you back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just have been the coolest guy in the room.
When you’re fresh out of prison, getting hired as a waitress in a small-town grille seems like the perfect way to seek redemption. Until the townsfolk become suspicious, personal dramas unfold … and it becomes obvious that the ex-con isn’t the one in need of redemption. The Spitfire Grill took home the Audience Award at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival.
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 & 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! Be there are DCU Center in Worcester.
One-Day Pass: July 20 or July 21, 2019 (10:00am-3:00pm)
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.
The French Quarter in New Orleans is famous for lots of things, and its food is not the least among them. This three-hour walking tour is a culinary adventure through the French Quarter. Along your journey, you’ll get to savor traditional New Orleans food staples from six different restaurants and eateries. In addition to all the delectable foods you’ll be eating, your knowledgable and fun guide will discuss the district’s history, culture and food scene. All you need to bring is comfortable walking shoes and your appetite!
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.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Monday, Jul 29, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)
Soak up the glorious seaside sights of Coronado on this easy, breezy two-hour bike tour. The 10-mile course, led by an informative guide, is flat and pedal-friendly and provides great views of San Diego’s “Crown City” for everyone ages 12 and older. You’ll ride under the graceful Coronado Bridge, past the historic Hotel del Coronado and by the Naval Amphibious Base and Glorietta Bay. You’ll also see Silver Strand State Beach, as well as the cute shops and homes along Orange Avenue. Bike rental, a helmet and bottled water are all included in the price of your ticket.
Atlanta, we are coming to you! Quiet Events is invading ATL for a night of dancing, drinking, and fun. This is a battle like no other with 3 DJs battling for your ear-tention. What’s your jam? From trap to Caribbean to 80’s hits, we’ve got something for everyone! Your 3 live DJs are spinning all night: DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits, DJ 2 (Red): 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks, DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop/Trap. Your experience includes: a pair of Quiet Events headphones, glow in the dark gear, 3 live DJs battling for your attention.
Enjoy the sights of Downtown Portland from a unique perspective. Listen to narration from the Portland Spirit’s captain as you sit back and relax on this two-hour sightseeing excursion. Plus, you can take advantage of the full-service beverage bar and purchase bites from the new on-board bistro.
The Second City is a legendary Chicago comedy company, founded in 1959, that has produced such epic comedy stars as John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Mike Myers, Tina Fey and Steve Carell. In The Best of The Second City: Late Night Edition, some of the company’s most talented up-and-coming comedians draw on over half a century of comedy history to present classic sketches and songs from all eras of The Second City, plus new material and improvised scenes. This show at UP Comedy Club has a rotating cast all summer, so you’ll never see the same show twice!
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 10:00pmThursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 10:00pm Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 / 10:00pmThursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 10:00pmThursday, Aug 15, 2019 / 10:00pm
We have the funkalicious band Zapp to thank for their pioneering use of the talk-box, not to mention their eerily prescient single “Computer Love,” released way back in ‘86. Plus, there’s no way you won’t recognize huge singles like “Car Wash,” “Take Your Time (Do It Right),” “Soul Finger,” “Fantastic Voyage” and more — even if you’ve only heard them as samples in countless hip-hop hits. So bring your young rap fans along for the funky ride!
It’s the 1960s and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier. He has a fantastic flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him. Of course, the ladies know nothing of each other…yet! Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his pal Robert drops in for a visit and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously…timid Robert forgets which lies to tell to whom…and catastrophe looms! Fasten your seat belts, Boeing, Boeing is landing in Irving.
Perfect for your summer entertainment! “You are guaranteed to leave The Mollusc with a smile on your face and warmth in your heart,” raved DC Theatre Scene about QTC’s “spot-on” 2008 production of Davies’ Edwardian comedy of ill manners. A decade later, QTC restages one of its most popular productions about Dulcie Baxter, the “mollusc,” who has an unusual, yet hilarious affliction. Jack Sbarbori, who directed and designed the set for the acclaimed 2008 production, returns for the remount.
Official album release listening party for new solo album Carbon Monoxide. Well known as a member of the Cleveland crew Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, rapper Bizzy Bone began a prolific solo career in 1998. He is best know for his style of combining rapid fire raps, double harmony choruses, with a soft-spoken and high pitched delivery. His solo debut, Heaven’z Movie, was critically acclaimed and certified platinum by the RIAA. The Gift, released on April 7th, 2001, peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard independent albums chart. This is an exclusive chance to listen to Carbon Monoxide before its official release! Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Shakespeare Orange County in partnership with Santa Ana College Department of Theatre Arts presents William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Director Jane Page transports Shakespeare’s comedy to the Wild West, where wit, gossip and love collide. Starring Bo Foxworth and Elyse Mirto as the wisecracking duo, with returning artists Bodie Newcomb (Henry IV Part 1) and Miguel Perez (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) rounding out the cast. Made possible by a generous gift from William Weinberg and Marci Maietta Weinberg
Greenwich Village Comedy Club presents a lineup full of top headliners. These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You’ve seen them on MTV, HBO, Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more!
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.
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.
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 8:00pm (Moe Mitch from The Bert Show)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 8:00pm (Quinn & Jukebox w/ Gerald Kinchelow)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:00pm (Chinua Hawk)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (Wine & Crime Live Podcast)Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (Louis Prima Jr.)Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Bettye Lavette)Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (Myrna Clayton)Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (Heart and Soul: A Classic Rhythm and Blues Revue with Amy Black)
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.
If you’re tired of the same old jokes you’ve heard before, you can catch original, fresh, showcase-style stand-up comedy at the classy downtown Timothy O’Toole’s pub. With a different lineup each week, there’s always a new reason to see the show and refill your laugh tank. Amidst the rich and vibrant Chicago comedy scene, Comedians You Should Know serves up an unending well of innovative humor with tomorrow’s comedy stars before they hit it big.
A favorite in cities across the country and now coming to Omni Hotel San Francisco, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you’ll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone’s a suspect — including you! The evening kicks off with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by a meal which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening — not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 6:00pm
Multi-platinumAmerican rockers, HINDER, continue to drive a career of longevity that few bands achieve. Their stats resonate just that, selling over 4 million albums and 10 million singles, garnering north of 150 million video views, and passing the 100 million streams mark. Throw on top the endless energy HINDER has brought to over 15 headlining tours and you can see why they are still rocking along since their formation in 200. August of 2017 brought another career highlight. The release of their sixth studio album, coincidently titled THE REIGN, on The End Records/BMG. This would be their third release with the New-York-based record label, preceded by HINDER’s first ever acoustic EP STRIPPED in 2016. Their fifth full-length studio album, When The Smoke Clears entered the Billboard 200 while also claiming four other Top 10 chart positions upon its release in May 2015. As one of the few rock bands to grab massive cross-over success, HINDER’s 2005 debut album, Extreme Behavior, climbed to No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart and was the second Top Rock Album. “Get Stone” would be the album’s first radio single, climbing to a No. 4 mainstream rock spot. What followed would end up being one of the biggest songs of the year, “Lips of an Angel,” which peaked within the top 10 across several Billboard singles charts, including No. 1at Top 40 and Pop 100. Extreme Behavior has since been certified triple-platinum.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00PM)
Purple Reign has been partying like it’s 1999 for more than a decade in Vegas, and shows no signs of letting up now. Tribute artist Jason Tenner and his high-powered band re-create the experience of seeing Prince in his prime — as well as Vanity 6 and Morris Day and the Time — in this high-energy show that lights up the stage with outrageous outfits and infectious hits including “Let’s Go Crazy,” “1999,” “Kiss,” “When Doves Cry,” “Raspberry Beret” and more. Purple Reign got to perform on the Late Show with David Letterman and was named “Best Tribute Act” in a Las Vegas Review-Journal poll, and now they’re bringing the fun and the funk to The Tropicana.
In The Book of Moron, the latest solo show from actor-comedian Robert Dubac (The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?), we meet a man who can’t remember who he is or what he believes in because he’s been bombarded by so much propaganda and hype. While he’s racking his brain for answers, his inner voices take turns trying to talk sense into him. Go on a head trip in Robert Dubac’s one-man show as he portrays his voice of reason, his common sense, his inner idiot, his inner child and his inner a$$hole — all of which try to wake him up from the coma of modern-day life. Don’t miss The Book of Moron at The Triple Door in Seattle.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 7:00pm (Seating and Dinner Service Begins at 5:30pm)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 9:30pm (Seating and Dinner Service Begins at 9:00pm)
This brand new comedy tour takes top comedians who you’ve seen on TV and sends them out on the road to perform at wineries throughout the country. Find out which local wines pair best with hysterical laughter when The Winery Comedy Tour comes to Canyon Crest Winery in Riverside.
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.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)Monday, Jul 29, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
The story of humankind told through the lives of the Antrobus family. Set in 20th century New Jersey and the Ice Age, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a whirlwind of modernity and antiquity. As relevant today as its original production in 1942, this inspiring piece of Americana uses humor, history and mythology to highlight humanity’s drive to carry on. The Skin of Our Teeth is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Sep 8, 2019 / 8:00pm
[Title of Show], yes that’s the name, is a musical comedy about two friends, Hunter and Jeff, who are writing a musical about two guys who are writing a musical. With a little help of their friends, Susan and Heidi, this rag tag group work together to produce a show that has the potential to be Nine People’s Favorite Thing rather than fall into the derivative of a Hundred People’s Ninth Favorite Thing. Much like A Chorus Line,Noises Off, and Kiss Me, Kate this show is truly a love letter to American Theatre.
The massively popular adult puppet musical Avenue Q comes to the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego. Full of humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic mixed 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. While the show draws inspiration from a certain beloved children’s show, you’ll definitely want to leave the kiddos at home for this one — these puppets have quite the potty mouths on them, and there’s even some “full puppet nudity” involved.
The Unauthorized Musical Parody (UMPO) experience takes popular films and turns them into hilarious musical comedies. This casual, uber-campy and interactive theater experience puts you right in the center of the action. Their latest romp riffs on the ’90s Penny Marshall classic, A League of Their Own.
The 2019 Christopher Durang Season continues with his wry farcical hit, Beyond Therapy. Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. Prudence’s macho therapist is urging her to be more assertive while Bruce’s wacky therapist wants him to meet women by placing a personal ad. She does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover who is not pleased by Bruce’s desire to date a woman: Prudence. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence, and Prudence doesn’t know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off-Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway.
Spring Awakening took Broadway by storm when it debuted, winning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Punctuated by an electrifying and hauntingly beautiful rock score co-written by pop mastermind Duncan Sheik, this bold and touching drama captures the timeless and turbulent experience of transitioning from youth to adulthood, as a group of teenagers navigate the confusing and often troubled waters of adolescence and their budding sexuality. Based on Frank Wedekind’s expressionist play that caused controversy in 1891 Germany, the show’s sharply drawn characters grapple with issues like teen suicide, pregnancy and identity — tough topics that remain as relevant as ever — in this production of Spring Awakening at OnStage Atlanta in Scottdale.
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.
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Jul 19, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Jul 20, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Jul 21, 2019 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Jul 22, 2019 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / Various Time SlotsWednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / Various Time SlotsThursday, Jul 25, 2019 / Various Time Slots
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you’ll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone’s a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening — not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 6:15pm Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:15pm (Check-in at 7:00pm)
HOW DO YOU SPELL “HILARIOUS”? An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, this fast-paced musical is a delightful den of comedic genius.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)
Portland Thorns FC kick off another year of fast-paced action at beautiful Providence Park. Now entering their seventh season, Thorns FC average a league-best 17,000-plus fans per game, and feature one of the most talented rosters in all of women’s professional soccer — including the team’s top scorer, University of Portland grad Christine Sinclair, plus midfielder Tobin Heath and defender Emily Sonnett, among many more. Cheer on the home team as they take on tough competitors from Orlando to Seattle, on their quest to get back to the NWSL summit.
There’s a special event planned for literally ever Saints home game at CHS Field this season, with salutes to Sesame Street, Grease, Spongebob, Monty Python, the moon landing, The Wizard of Oz, zombies, cat videos, soybean bio-diesel and so much more. Plus, you’ll get to visit with official mascot Mudonna, the pink pig, who lists her personal interests on Facebook as “Saints baseball, Kermit the Frog, shoe shopping, mud and applied metaphysics.”
Cherry Boom Boom, back by popular demand, returns to Los Angeles after its residency on the Vegas Strip with its new erotic shockwave, “American Woman: A Rock n’ Roll a Go-Go” starring LA’s cream-of-the-crop dancers. A seamless flow of red hot music, artistic style and iconic images unleash the sexy side of Americana. From the ooze of Morphine to the thrash of Zeppelin, these Foxey Ladies will blow your mind and leave you feeling things in all the right places. An immersive experience that is visually stimulating with dynamic lighting and dancers swinging above you and crawling beside you. The entire room is their stage and you have entered their playground. So, sit back and enjoy a taste of cherry pie!
Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. Soon they start being murdered; one by one. One of them must be the killer! Prepare for this masterpiece of suspense, mystery and murder based on one of the best selling books of all time!
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, Jul 20, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 9:30am
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.
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere has landed in Los Angeles! In the aftermath of a hate crime, middle school pariah Goon befriends one of the victims, Carly, the only black girl in school. While the town plans a rally “to destroy racism forever,” a youthful romance blossoms and the two must navigate the pitfalls of falling in love while dealing with the town’s prying eyes, especially those of Wikipedia Jones, the crime-solving son of the chief of police. Passive-aggressive antics, bad parental advice, and ill-informed gestures of kindness create a “White Guilt Perfect Storm” that threatens to make the course of true love a rocky road indeed. You’ll laugh … and you’ll cringe.
Judy’s Musical Matinee is a show created in the spirit of the musical-variety TV shows of the 1960s. Denise Rose, in her popular Judy Garland tribute role, is your host, singing favorite Garland songs and presenting other performers: Cole Younger, ballad singer, and Dennis Allard, for magic and comedy. This is entertainment in the classic style with humor, a bit of dance and a casual air in the manner of “Miss Show Business” herself, that so many of us love and remember so well. Catch Judy’s Musical Matinee in Las Vegas.
Engage! Your trip to the outer reaches of the universe comes in these hilarious improvised episodes inspired by the hit science fiction fantasy series Star Trek. You don’t have to be a super fan to enjoy Phasers on Stun’s live show’s featuring intergalactic humor, cosmic exploration and planet-hopping adventures — all improvised on the spot. This improv gang specializes exclusively in Star Trek-inspired episodes about the cosmos, keeping audiences entertained with costumes, aliens and more. Check out this wild and wacky fan-fic spin at Stage Werx in San Francisco.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Sep 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 21, 2019 / 8:00pm
Saturday Night Summer Fever features a Donna Summer tribute with special guest Crystal Stark, along with The New York Bee Gees live band performing the Saturday Night Fever album in order with some of the original artists. The Legends of Disco set to appear include Tavares, Trammps Ft. Earl Young, Thelma Houston, Musique, Alfa, Luci, & Norma Jean, Formerly of Chic, Peaches and Herb, The Delfonics and Carol Douglas.
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.
This is a one-of-a-kind immersive event that puts you into the center of the action. The experience takes place in a 360° set inside of our giant inflatable tent. As an audience member, you will quite literally walk through the town of Hyperion Flats, where characters will bring you into the story and create a real life “video game-style” world where you can have a hand in deciding the fate of the story and characters. The year is 1959 and Earth has perfected commercial space travel. First stop: Saturn! Enjoy your visit to the small town of Hyperion Flats and all it has to offer. Grab a Splarf Soda at the Pop ‘n Bop Soda Fountain where the greasers roam and romp! Get an alien makeover at Mudy’s Beauty, grab a room at the Moonbeam Motel, or head to the mainstage for the hilarious comedy of Duzille Orb or the toe-tapping doo-wop tunes of The Meteorettes! Blast off and join the Saturnites for a rollicking good time. Over the course of this 2.5-hour event, 30 actors inhabit the space as audience members are encouraged to follow whomever they choose and be as involved in the narrative as they want … at The Wonder you truly ‘choose your own adventure’!
After 10 years, the famed summer concert series Sunset Jazz at Newport is firmly in the groove, serving up a highly-curated live musical experience every Wednesday night on the gorgeous grounds of the Newport Beach Marriott. This swankified evening of OC jazz offers table service too.
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / 6:00pm (Teka & Her Newbossa Quintet)Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 / 6:00pm (Champian Fulton Trio With Andy Martin)Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 / 6:00pm (Chuck Redd - Tom Scott Quintet)Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 / 6:00pm (John Pizzarelli Quartet)Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 / 6:00pm (Jackie Ryan With Bill Cunliffe Quartet) Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 / 6:00pm (Byron Stripling/Bobby Floyd Quartet) Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 / 6:00pm (Emmet Cohen Trio & James Morrison)Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 / 6:00pm (Barbara Morrison's B'day With The Peak Experience)
America’s Best Brew Fest is a celebration of the very best of America in our nation’s capital — the best beers from all 50 states, plus amazing wines and ciders, music, arts, food and more! Enjoy your favorites of more than 50 carefully selected craft beers in a single afternoon from your souvenir tasting glass — the very best beer from each and every state in the union, along with two dozen amazing wines, 10+ ciders, hard sodas, gluten free options, and more. DC’s best food trucks and other vendors will be serving food for purchase. There’s live music all day from multiple acts on the main stage, plus a DJ stage to keep your feet moving, along with lots of outdoor games, arts and activities.
Maestro Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil starring in a summer concert of movie music at the Hollywood Bowl is more than enough reason to head to Highland Ave, but then add on the crazy talented, glam pianist Khatia Buniatishvili, who’s set to tackle the Rach 3 — famed as one of the most challenging piano concertos ever written (as seen in the movie Shine) — and you’ve got a night worthy of one of the world’s most famous stages.
Roast follows the friends and family of Sam, a talented young comedian who took his own life, as they fulfill his last request: to hold a roast of him instead of a traditional funeral. As each of the roasters has their turn on stage, they reflect on who Sam was, and what he meant to them. Throughout, the play at Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater Center asks an important question: when a loved one is lost, how does the world change in their absence? Roast by Harry Wood explores the deeply intertwined worlds of comedy and tragedy, humor and grief.
The National Comedy Theatre brings you a night of comedy so fresh and so original that even the performers on stage don’t know what jokes they’ll be making until seconds before they open their mouths! The “Slightly” Uncensored Improv Comedy show takes place after dark, when the improvisers will be “slightly” more bonkers and will have “slightly” fewer inhibitions when it comes to their hysterical improvisations. Prepare to be slightly — or even extremely — amused at this show at the National Comedy Theatre Phoenix in Mesa.
Instead of spending your Thursday evening happy hour inside a bar, head over to Rowes Wharf for Massachusetts Bay Line’s Thirsty Thursdays. You’ll enjoy a fun-filled hour cruising along the Boston Waterfront as you take in the summer evening air and imbibe cold craft beers with your friends. There’s no better way to unwind after a long day — and week — than by enjoying a quality brew while viewing the beautiful sights of one of America’s oldest harbors. Each week, a different craft brewery will be onboard to share some of their best ales.
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:00pm)Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:00pm)Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:00pm)Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:00pm)Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:00pm)Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:00pm)Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:00pm)Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:00pm)
Richard III -– Shakespeare’s Game of Thrones. With the highest monarch body count of all Shakespeare’s plays, the story of King Richard’s rise to the throne is a bloody and manipulative journey that entertains all. Which is why he is Shakespeare’s most malicious and mesmerizing king. Actor, director Brian Kojac returns to the role he performed to sold out houses 10 years ago.
Grab a ticket to one of LA’s hottest new attractions. This two-hour cannabis exhibit tour is the perfect addition to any day. We conveniently board our luxury 20-passenger party bus on Hollywood Boulevard before taking a scenic tour of LA’s most bustling area. Test your cannabis knowledge as we tour our live cannabis grow exhibit. Combining art with nature, this tour is filled with selfie gold. This tour makes two dispensary stops, at Smartweed and MedMen, and all guests will enjoy deep discounts off all your cannabis needs. The tour rolls on with a scenic drive down Hollywood Boulevard, passing by many historic landmarks.
Why should you attend the Seaport Top Deck Party? Because there’s nothing better than relaxing after work with a drink in hand atop Boston’s largest open-air boat deck. Wind down after a long day with an hourlong boat cruise around Boston Harbor. Join Boston Event Guide aboard the MV Provincetown II — Boston’s largest ship — for an after work cruise around the harbor featuring three levels including a DJ, dance floor, open top deck and bars. Relax and mingle with amazing cocktails in hand while enjoying breathtaking views of the city. Why wait around until Friday to start your weekend? Join the Seaport Top Deck Party and have a night to remember!
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm)Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm)Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm)Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm)Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm)Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm)
A refugee forced out of his own land, Jason sets out on an epic quest across the known universe to ﬁnd the magical Golden Fleece that will prove his identity, and allow him to ﬁnd a home. To help on his quest, Jason assembles the ultimate crew of misﬁts and outcasts – Heracles, the strongest man in the world; Zeles, part-man part-god possessed with the power of ﬂight; Atalanta warrior princess raised by wild bears; Orpheus the legendary musician driven mad by grief. His journey brings him face-to face with terrifying dangers – the Harpies, the giant Amycus, an army of skeletons – before having to face the ultimate peril … himself. This play is performed by CSUN’s Teenage Drama Workshop.
Relax aboard the swanky 1920s-style yacht Manhattan as you cruise the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers, guided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The esteemed organization designed this tour to spotlight some of Manhattan’s most noted structures, areas and exterior styles. You’ll get the design lowdown on iconic buildings like the Trinity Church, the Woolworth Building, the new World Trade Center and many others, along with historical, social, engineering and environmental info and more. The almost-three-hour cruise around the island — passing under all 18 bridges — includes a serving of beer, wine or champagne from the bar and light snacks as well as soda, water, tea or coffee.
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to an end, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and invites them to forget all their troubles at the cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs serving as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boardinghouse, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Experience musical gems from Kander and Ebb like “Willkommen,” "Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies” when Cabaret comes to Delaware Valley University in Doylestown.
Take more than a bite out of the Big Apple as part of a team that scours the streets of New York for clues and tackles some crazy challenges, as part of an Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt. You’ll gather at Slattery’s Midtown Pub with your own crew or to be matched with others to make a team, then you’ll be let loose to perform a series of fun physical and mental tasks. A smartphone app will not only feed you instructions along the way, but it’ll also save your answers and Instagram-worthy photos for convenience. Most races are for all ages and have cool special themes, like music, food, movies, TV, sports or fashion, so you can explore related locations, and each member of the winning team receives a cash prize.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 2:00pm (The Amazing British Scavenger Hunt)
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?
Set sail for an afternoon of swashbuckling fun as you and your little mateys search for adventure and booty. This family cruise takes place aboard the Boomerang Pirate Ship, which holds the city’s treasure. But the keys to the chest have been stolen by rascally scallywags, and your job is to recover them. You’ll search the waterways of the Potomac, armed with water cannons and pirate bravado while having fun playing games, dancing and getting your face painted. Little buccaneers and their parents will love this creative cruise idea, complete with on-board snacks and drinks for purchase, and will be sent home with treasure and souvenirs after enjoying an afternoon on the water seeing the sights in a whole new way.
Before you let the next episode autoplay on your latest Friends binge, maybe try something new that’ll scratch that same itch. The Direction Home also tackles those crazy post-college years—where you’re trying to find yourself and relying hard on your friends for survival—and adds in some late ’70s SoCal nostalgia.
What is Mortified? Mortified stars everyday adults sharing their most embarrassing and real childhood letters, lyrics, journals, home movies and artwork… in front of total strangers. Part comedy, part theater, part therapy. The largest and longest-running project of its kind, Mortified produces comedic content for the stage, the page, and the web. Its latest book, Mortified: Love Is a Battlefield, is in stores everywhere. Participants include a wide range of people, from professional performers (comics, celebrities, singers) to total amateurs (architects, ad execs, salesmen) all in the noble pursuit of self-degradation. Personal redemption through public humiliation. Share the shame.
David is trying to turn 50 graciously, and his best friend Maggie has even organized a Palm Springs weekend for a few friends. But the death of the former First Lady that same week provokes David’s festering anger, reminding him how the unchecked AIDS epidemic diminished his life and left him single for so many years. Gently cajoled by his friends to let go of the past, David struggles, sometimes comically, to embrace the future but not forget his history.
Che Guerrero has spent 12 years tackling race, marriage and work through stand-up comedy. A revolutionary voice on the modern comedy scene, Che’s style is rooted in his experiences growing up undocumented. His sense of humor and command of the stage is the result of obstacles often unseen by the average American. In 2014, Che broke out on the New York scene with a feature on Gotham Comedy. He released his first album, Thank You That’s My Time in 2016 and continued to hit every stage from the Hoboken Comedy Festival to the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. By 2018, Che was being highlighted on BET as part of 50 Central’s Artist Spotlight series. Catch him live at Punch Line Philly.