Combining great Japanese cuisine and live music, Yoshi's Oakland has quickly become one of the world's most respected venues for jazz, rock, blues and more. What started as a small sushi bar has blossomed into an award-winning live performance venue with a state-of-the-art sound system and design, occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Oakland's Jack London Square. Yoshi's Oakland has hosted such legendary jazz greats as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr., Oscar Peterson and hundreds of others, and has also expanded its focus to present a variety of musical genres -- and even popular comedians.
For every mega-success like the iPhone, VCR and Ford Mustang, there's a couple of Apple Newtons, Betamaxes and Edsels that crashed and burned before them -- and the pop-up exhibition known as The Museum of Failure celebrates these marketing missteps in all their glory. This primo collection of product blunders, curated by a Swedish innovation researcher, brings the best worst ideas together in an Instagram-friendly collection at DTLA's A+D (Architecture and Design) Museum. You'll see artifacts spanning from the 17th century right up to the present, including a Trump-based board game, Casio's tiny color TV, New Coke and plenty more. No word on whether Ishtar is included in this Hollywood edition, however.
As Wynton Marsalis put it, "Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it." Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago hosts jazz musicians specializing in everything from straight-ahead jazz to swing, big band, New Orleans-style and more. Every show at Winter's Jazz Club furthers the love of live jazz, where you can savor a drink for purchase along with tinnovative arrangements of the best jazz songs around.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 / 7:30pm (Dana Hall Trio with Alyssa Allgood - A Valentine's Day Songbook!)Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 / 9:30pm (Dana Hall Trio with Alyssa Allgood - A Valentine's Day Songbook!)Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 7:30pm (Jeremy Kahn Trio)Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 9:30pm (Jeremy Kahn Trio)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 7:30pm (Alfonso Ponticelli Trio)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 9:30pm (Alfonso Ponticelli Trio)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 7:30pm (Andy Brown Trio)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 9:30pm (Andy Brown Trio)
With their amazing athletic, acrobatic and clowning skills, the team of insanely talented men and women known as the Harlem Globetrotters is sorta like the greatest circus troupe you've ever seen -- but with way more slam dunks. And Hi-Lite, Too Tall, El Gato and the others know how to do more than just shoot hoops -- they'll wow you with ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling jams and four-pointers shot from 30 feet away, not to mention their clever comedy bits. The 'Trotters have been one of the best live shows around for more than 90 years and count Henry Kissinger, Whoopi Goldberg and Pope Francis as honorary members -- though you probably won't see that trio making any under-the-knee passes on this 2018 World Tour. But they're making a stop at the Tsongas Center in Lowell to play the long-suffering Washington Generals ... and you're humming "Sweet Georgia Brown" right now, aren't you?
My, my, how can you resist it: The ultimate feel-good, ABBA musical spectacular has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Mamma Mia! tells the story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and one unforgettable trip down the aisle. Young bride-to-be Sophie wants nothing more than to have her father at her wedding. But there's a small problem: She has no idea which of mom's three former boyfriends might be the guy. So Sophie invites them all to the festivities at her mother's Greek isle taverna, and mayhem ensues. The show's tale of enduring love and friendship features all the beloved hit songs by ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "The Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance on Me" and of course the tile tune. Don't miss Mamma Mia! when it comes to Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.
From rock legends, folk acts and jazz quartets to incomparable hip-hop artists and buzz-worthy indie rock bands, this innovative venue is serving up some of the best music the city has to offer -- along with some of its finest vintages. New York's City Winery is a truly unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes and fine dining. The brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the hugely successful Knitting Factory, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space where folks can not only listen to great music, but also make their own wine, indulging their passion for quality cuisine, art and friendship.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (The 6th Annual Very Special Marc Cohn Valentine's Day Show w/ Special Guest)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (Poi Dog Pondering w/ Abra Moore )Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 11:00am (Klezmer Brunch with Alon Nechushtan and Talat)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 8:00pm (Aztec Two-Step Performs The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook)Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 / 8:00pm (Steve Earle’s Annual Winter Residency w/ Mike Mattison (of Tedeschi Trucks Band))Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Women of Letters)Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (James Hunter (Album Release) )Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Keren Ann)
You're sure to have a good time when you see Broadway's Something Rotten! This "big, fat hit" (New York Post) is set in the '90s -- the 1590s, that is -- and tells the hilarious story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway's Josh Grisetti), two brothers desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is "The Producers plus Spamalot plus The Book of Mormon. Squared!" (New York Magazine). Don't miss this dazzling show when it makes its way to The National Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Once upon a time, holograms were either some sci-fi fantasy ("Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope") or some sort of futuristic technology you'd never hope to see in your lifetime. But when a holographic Tupac Shakur materialized at the 2012 Coachella alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog, minds were forever blown. Now, you can experience the phenomenon yourself in this cutting-edge concert presented by Hologram USA, featuring the best of jazz icon Billie Holiday. Through the use of innovative motion capture, high-tech projections and sound editing, legendary stars like Holiday are digitally resurrected on the stage -- and not only can these life-like re-creations perform all of your favorite tunes, they can also interact with the audience. Step inside L.A.'s Hologram USA Theater and see the future as it's unfolding while marveling at a musical genius of the past.
It takes more than wearing black to be The Man in Black. But James Garner's soaked-in-bourbon baritone, soulful eyes and hard-won swagger all pay tribute to Johnny Cash in a way that simply astonishes. When Garner sings "Ring of Fire" or "Folsom Prison Blues" you can hear the crunch of Cash's gravelly voice and feel the rebellious spirit of the artist who forever changed not only country music, but folk, rock and pop. Backed by a live band that would have felt right at home at Sun Records or on the Opry stage, Garner replicates the same "boom-chicka-boom" sound pioneered by Cash, Luther Perkins, Marshall Grant and W.S. Holland. Hear hits like "I Walk the Line," "A Boy Named Sue" and "The Man Comes Around" live at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco.
Power Serge takes its name from lead singer Sergei Von Sergio, the son of a Yugoslavian beet farmer who listened to a Poison album at an impressionable age and realized that his destiny was to lead the greatest glam metal tribute band in the history of the world. Although certain aspects of the band's biography may not be 100 percent true, you can rest assured that their intense covers of metal hits will blow your mind clean out of your head. In this supercharged performance, Power Serge is joined by Gone Avery, SEGA Genecide and Wild Wild Monsters to rock the House of Blues Anaheim like it's never been rocked before.
John Leguizamo is back on Broadway! After a sold-out run at The Public Theater, a record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and unanimous praise from New York and national critics and audiences alike, Emmy Award-winner John Leguizamo stands at the head of the class in his new one-man tour de force, Latin History for Morons. When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, John seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent, crash course across three continents and 3,000 years of history -- from conquistadores to cumbia, Montezuma to Menudo -- he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him. Watch Leguizamo bring his mad genius to the stage -- in what The Daily Beast called a "truly electric" performance -- at New York's Studio 54.
What really happens after "happily ever after?" Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods answers that question, skillfully interweaving several classic fairy tales into one epic story that goes beyond the happy endings to show what happens when a fairy-tale world gets real. This modern twist on the Brothers Grimm brings together Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of beanstalk fame), Rapunzel and more. The beloved storybook characters take on startling complexity as they discover that wishes always come with a price. Witches, wolves, giants and mysterious strangers force the heroes to face the music and their future in a world where everything doesn't always end happily. Broadway World called this production of Into The Woods at Cupcake Theater in NoHo "hilarious, musically gorgeous, and brilliantly staged." Be sure to catch this humorous and heartfelt romp through the woods, featuring such unforgettable songs as "No One Is Alone," "Children Will Listen" and "Giants in the Sky."
Find your next travel destination, plus get the latest tips and tricks on saving big from well-known industry stars and thousands of travel experts. Famous speakers include Rick Steves, Samantha Brown and Pauline Frommer, who have plenty of advice to give on seeing the world in the best way possible. With cultural performances and hands-on activities, attending the Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show at the Santa Clara Convention Center feels like its own little getaway.
Feb 17, 2018 (10:00am-5:00pm) or Feb 18, 2018 (11:00am-4:00pm)
City Winery is a truly unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes and fine dining. From folk acts and jazz quartets to legendary singer-songwriters and buzz-worthy indie rock bands, this innovative venue is serving up some of the best music Chicago has to offer -- along with some of its finest vintages. The brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the hugely successful Knitting Factory music venue, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space where folks can not only listen to great music, but also indulge their passion for quality cuisine, art and friendship.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 / 9:00pm (An Evening with Brandy Clark)Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Keren Ann)Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe: The Art of Jazz)Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Raul Midon with special guests The Shades)Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Sierra Hull with special guest Scott Mulvahill)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pm (Scythian with Trinity School of Irish Dance)Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 10:00pm (Tom Papa)
Seattle's Can Can is transformed into the streets of Verona in an original, modernized adaptation of Shakespeare's famous tale of star-crossed lovers. Bring a date and be transfixed as the talented company of Seattle's most exciting cabaret present the poetic story featuring love, comedy and tragedy through stunning dance performance. Set to an original soundtrack, this seductive Romeo and Juliet slowly undresses before you as the familiar story reaches its always stunning climax.
He's wowed crowds across the globe for decades -- from Broadway to London's West End -- now Bradley Fields brings his world-class magic, comedy and interactive theater to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Fields turns textbook learning on its ear as he reveals the hidden truths of magicians throughout the ages whose secrets were actually ... math. Mathemagic! is goofy-good fun for kids that promises to "edutain" with the help of comedy, costumes and colorful sight gags galore. You'll see a theater full of lifelong learners giggle, ogle and, ultimately, leave smarter than when they arrived.
Josephine Baker -- triple-threat performer, civil rights pioneer, sexual iconoclast, and once the richest black woman on the planet -- now has a brilliant musical play in her honor. Tymisha "Tush" Harris embodies the legendary artist in the magnificent "burlesque cabaret dream-play" Josephine at Soho Playhouse. Harris recounts Baker's journey from Missouri poverty and exploitation (she was married twice before she turned 16) to Parisian high society and Martin Luther King's March on Washington. Harris makes the audience feel Baker's pain and pride at every turn, both through songs -- highlighted by a heartbreaking rendition of "Bye Bye Blackbird" and a stirring slowed-down reinterpretation of Dylan's "Times They Are A-Changin'" -- and heartfelt soliloquies.
They've taken on '90s film faves like Scream, Cruel Intentions and Clueless. Now Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Angeles is making waves across glasses of water everywhere with their unauthorized musical parody of the Steven Spielberg sci-fi adventure and Oscar-winning classic, Jurassic Park. Come to the fictional island where cloned dinosaurs roam free in a wildlife park. This cheeky, song-filled parody at Rockwell: Table & Stage stars L.A.-based actor-singers from TV, film and the Broadway stage.
Beth Hart is on fire. Right now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. Hart has worked both as a solo artist and the head-turning vocalist for guitar heroes like Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy and Slash. Catch a can't-miss live performance from this powerhouse at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)
Following on the heels of its acclaimed sister venues in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Nashville, City Winery Atlanta offers the best in intimate live music and comedy performances, along with fine dining, wine tastings and classes. Bringing the winery experience to the hot and happening Ponce City Market, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space that appeals to culture lovers and foodies alike, with performances from music legends like Don McLean, John Doe of X, Aaron Neville, Matthew Sweet, J.D. Souther and many more.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doyle Bramhall II)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Producers)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Producers)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 8:00pm (Al Stewart)Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 / 8:00pm (Bebel Gilberto)Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Earls of Leicester: Presented by Jerry Douglas)Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Howard Jones Solo w/ Rachel Sage )Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (The INXS Experience)
UniverSoul Circus is a tour de force of circus artistry from around the world. A big-top spectacle of global proportions, the 2018 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances, including extreme motorsports, mind-bending acrobatics, back-flipping canines, disco-dancing pachyderms, free-flying aerial acts and much, much more. It's hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, and now you can catch UniverSoul Circus -- which is celebrating 25 years of fun under the big top -- when it raises its Big Top at Atlanta's Turner Field.
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.
Whether you're a Quidditch expert or merely a muggle, you'll find laughs aplenty in this comedy that takes on the zany challenge of cramming all seven books in the popular Harry Potter series -- that's roughly 4,000 pages -- into 70 hilarious minutes. Created by Olivier-nominated actors Dan Clarkson and Jeff Turner, Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience -- A Parody by Dan and Jeff has played to sold-out houses all over the world. Two actors inhabit 360 characters, fend off a live fire-breathing dragon and even manage to stage a real-life game of Quidditch in the theater. The show was a critic's pick of The New York Times, Daily Herald and Time Out London, among others, who hailed it as a must-see family event for anyone age 6 to Dumbledore. See it in Chicago at Broadway Playhouse.
Get your geek on at the Long Beach Comic Expo, which runs the gamut from comics and cosplay to action figures, gaming, anime, manga and beyond. For close to a decade, this popular con has been bringing fans, creators and exhibitors together to celebrate all things pop culture, with celebrity guests, panels, exhibitors and the ever-popular Artist Alley. Drawing talent from big-name artists to web-comic creators, this year's Comic Expo will feature top cosplayers, animators, actors and more. Come score some autographs, meet your favorite creators, have a pro artist draw you a custom picture, pick up some merch, take some cosplay pics and connect with your fellow comic-book men and women.
Get ready for a night of unadulterated funk as the crew from Lettuce hits the stage at The Wiltern for a night of body-movin' jams. This Boston-based crew of talented musicians came together in 1994 and has been playing ever since, building a loyal fan base around the world thanks to its futuristic funk and soulful vibrations. The Beyond the Clouds tour shows the group at its best, and you can see these sonic innovators -- along with Motet -- live in concert.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)
California is America's largest and most diverse state, home to people, traditions, languages and ideas from every corner of the world. California's dynamic population, culture and geography have made a notable impact on the state's artistic output, which has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. This spirit is always on display at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, which showcases works by California artists in exhibitions like In the Land of Sunshine: Imagining the California Coast Culture, which features paintings of California life from the past 150 years, and "a sky in the palm of a hand", which pays tribute to local artists Lloyd Hamrol and Joan Perlman.
A Bronx Tale is Broadway's new hit musical. And now it's a New York Times Critics' Pick. Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Sister Act) direct this new musical adaptation of the classic story from Chazz Palminteri. Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. A Bronx Tale features music by eight-time Tony Award winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors), book and lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), and choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, On Your Feet). Don't miss your chance to see the show that AM New York hails as, "a combination of Jersey Boys and West Side Story," at the Longacre Theatre.
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.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 7:45pmWednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 7:45pmThursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 7:45pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:45pmWednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 / 7:45pmThursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 7:45pmWednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 / 7:45pmThursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 7:45pm
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Man of La Mancha finds the author Cervantes imprisoned by the Inquisition. The prisoners stage a mock trial of the author/poet, who in his defense tells (and acts out) the story of his errant knight, Don Quixote de La Mancha, who is determined to bring back the age of chivalry into a darkening world. Hear the award-winning song "The Impossible Dream" in this famous classic musical adaptation of Don Quixote at San Francisco's Custom Made Theatre.
Bust out your kilt and bagpipes -- it's haggis time! Queen Mary's ScotsFestival returns for its 25th year celebrating the bonnie ship's Scottish heritage. This two-day festival would make William Wallace feel right at home, with tons of music, dancing, food (mince and tatties, anyone?) and athletic competitions straight from the Scottish Highlands. Marvel as modern competitors face off in ancient feats of strength (hammer throwing!), then sample some Scotch whisky and craft beers, watch collies herd sheep, and more. Plus, wee lads and lassies can visit the Kids Zone to try their hands at their own Highland Games. Don't miss this rollicking celebration of all things Scottish!
Lotus is an instrumental electronic jam band known for their improvisational and creative unforgettable live shows. Having built a massive fanbase over the years, Lotus tours heavily selling out headline shows across the country and playing festivals such as Electric Forest, Imagine Music Fest, Camp Bisco and more. The tightly-produced yet raw grooves on their latest album Eat the Light, recall sounds of The Talking Heads, Jamiroquai LCD Soundsystem. The band headlines this Berkeley concert, sharing a bill with DJ-producer Cory Wythe. Better known by his stage name Marvel Years, he'll open up this UC Theatre concert with glitch-hop electro-soul dance music.
It's not every work of literature that's so universally loved it gets featured on currency, has three asteroids named after it and was once adapted by Orson Welles for a (sadly unproduced) Disney movie. But those are just a few of the testaments to The Little Prince's enduring popularity. Now this classic tale of innocence and boundless love comes to the stage in a new production from Seattle Children's Theatre. After crashing his plane in the middle of the Sahara Desert, a pilot soon encounters a strange boy who's not from around here. In fact, he's from an asteroid and is travelling the universe encountering other, even stranger creatures. Come along with this unlikely pair on a dreamlike journey full of wonder at the Charlotte Martin Theatre.
Tony- and Emmy-award winning actor Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Broadway's The Color Purple) joins Broadway star Christine Ebersole (star of War Paint and a two-time Tony winner for Grey Gardens and 42nd Street) in a new production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. This LA Opera premiere honors the centenary of Bernstein, a true American legend best known for Broadway musicals like West Side Story and On the Town. The story of a madcap odyssey around the world adapted from Voltaire's famed novel, the naïve titular hero journeys from rapture to ruin to redemption. Experience this exuberant opera, featuring such memorable tunes as "Glitter and Be Gay" and "Make Our Garden Grow" when Candide comes to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman makes her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman. Written by Beau Willimon, the creator of Netflix's hit series House of Cards, and directed by Tony Award winner Pam McKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), this darkly humorous Capitol Hill drama centers around Chloe (played by Thurman), a socialite armed with charm and wit who must come to terms with politics, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future following the 2016 election. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe's life, and in our nation's, when the truth isn't obvious and the stakes couldn't be higher. This production at the Hudson Theatre -- now in its final weeks on Broadway -- also stars Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind), Martin Csokas (The Lord of the Rings), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton, Broadway's Amelie) and Blair Brown (Orange is the New Black).
Tap your toes and sing along in this splashy adaptation of the celebrated and beloved film Singin' in the Rain. This "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay. Filled with every memorable moment from the film and a downpour of unforgettable songs, it's the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals, and you can see it at The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton.
Long before Carole King became a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a girl from Brooklyn. Beloved for penning such iconic pop classics as "You've Got a Friend" and "I Feel the Earth Move," she fought her way into the record business as a teenager and ultimately flourished, writing hits for some of the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice. Beautiful is the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. It's no surprise that Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album of 2015. See this unforgettable show at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.
Not so long ago, but before presidential Twitter rants, Tinder meetups and 24/7 news, two of history's most enigmatic leaders -- Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev -- meet to negotiate a halt to the arms race. A crafty game of one-upmanship ensues; meanwhile, their wives engage in a passive-aggressive tango over tea. Playwright Rogelio Martinez, called "a fresh and funny talent" by Backstage, "finds new twists on old topics" (Variety) in this compulsively fascinating, slyly comic behind-the-scenes glimpse at a 20th century landmark event that shaped world history. See Blind Date at the Goodman Theatre's Albert stage in Chicago.
Heave your worries overboard as you join playful pirates, dewy-eyed damsels, bumbling bobbies and one very stuffy modern Major-General for this production of Pirates of Penzance at The Pasadena Playhouse in association with The Hypocrites, one of Chicago's premier theater companies. This zany adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic will have you channeling your own inner pirate, complete with guitars, beach balls, banjos and a tiki bar! With The Boston Globe calling it "spirited, affectionate, and nearly irresistible," seeing this show is as easy as falling off a gangplank -- only a whole lot more fun.
Company XIV presents an evening of circus, burlesque, song and magic in their decadent and ever-evolving Bushwick Baroque Burlesque performances. The world-renowned XIV beauties are joined by special guest artists from the worlds of illusion, striptease, opera, flamenco and drag in this one-of-a-kind theatrical event. No two weeks of shows are the same as XIV and choreographer-director Austin McCormick pull out all the stops to titillate and enchant. Revel in this evening of truly theatrical entertainment at Brooklyn's Theatre XIV.
Is Ethan the misogynistic playboy of his tell-all book Sex With Strangers, in which he claimed to hook up with a different woman every night for a year? Has he changed and become more respectful of women? Olivia would like to know. Laura Eason's 2009 play was ahead of its time in its examination of the locker room mentality that has led to the sorts of abuses that are now widely condemned. Catch this timely, modern, Jeff Recommended romance at Lake Forest's Citadel Theatre.
Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon is the world's longest-running musical revue. Since 1974, this San Francisco institution has followed Snow White on a musical comedy quest around the world, where she runs into satirically portrayed pop culture and political celebrities, an impressive array of gigantic hats and one show-stopping musical number after another. Because the show is constantly updated with new costumes, hats and characters, it rewards repeat visits. Among the familiar faces you might see spoofed at this Club Fugazi production: Lady Gaga, Barack and Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton and Adele. Now running for more than 40 years, Beach Blanket Babylon remains one of San Francisco's wildest evenings of live entertainment.
The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Ten years after disappearing from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has a new life in New York, where he lives amongst the joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. Christine Daaé, now one of the world's finest sopranos, is coming to perform in New York. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband Raoul and their young son to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island, where anything could happen. See this epic sequel to one of the most spectacular musicals ever to grace Broadway, as Love Never Dies brings its thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance to Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre.
Brody, America's favorite TV koala, storms off the set of his hit sitcom Koala in the House, refusing to work until the producers give him full creative control of the show. Holed up in a sleazy LAX motel, Brody has enough booze and drugs to last him months. Desperate to get him back on track, his agent, wrangler and co-star try to make him see reason. But is their concern for Brody's future, or their own? Koalas Are Dicks at New York's Theatre 80 is a dark Hollywood comedy about terrible people and the koala who supports them.
Amazement awaits you and your guests inside Black Rabbit Rose, a swanky multi-space venue boasting a theater for magic and variety acts, plus a bar featuring craft cocktails and Thai-Chinese small plates. This retro-style cabaret show sets out to impress with an array of burlesque and specialty performers, while the world's finest close-up illusionists dazzle you with their magical talent. VIP admission grants you front-row seating at this intimate Hollywood nightspot.
As the co-writer (along with his wife, Ruth Gordon) of maybe the greatest battle-of-the-sexes comedy ever, the Tracy-Hepburn classic Adam's Rib, Garson Kanin could turn out a barrage of rapid-fire witty lines like nobody. But his first big hit came on the Broadway stage with the screwball comedy Born Yesterday (later turned into an Oscar-nominated film). This remarkably modern play centers on unscrupulous tycoon Harry Brock, who, accompanied by his ex-showgirl mistress, heads off to Washington to purchase a few congressmen. Brock hires a journalist to soften Billie's rough edges for D.C. society, but the tables turn when Brock discovers that a little learning can be a dangerous thing. Don't miss Kanin's firecracker dialogue in this San Francisco Playhouse production.
See Homeland's Marin Ireland in the heartbreaking and humorous drama Irounbound, which explores the life of Darja, a hardworking Polish immigrant. The Tony-nominated Ireland is reprising her Off-Broadway role in this production, alongside Josiah Bania (The Good Wife), Christian Camargo (Penny Dreadful) and Marcel Spears (The Mayor). Darja's story unfolds at a bus stop in a run-down New Jersey town, flashing through more than 20 years and three relationships, one of which resulted in her troubled son Alex. Now she's forced to decide just how much of her fiercely earned pride and self-respect she's willing to sacrifice for her offspring. This gritty and darkly funny portrait of a woman for whom love is a luxury, penned by prize-winner Martyna Majok, comes to the Geffen Playhouse Gil Cates Theater, after being chosen a New York Times Critic's Pick for its East Coast run.
One of the nation's top touring stand-up comics, Godfrey is also in high demand as an actor, appearing in the films Zoolander, Original Gangstas and Soul Plane. He has also made multiple appearances on BET's Comic View and VH1, was a cast member on the first season of The It Factor and starred in a major series of commercials for 7Up. Recently, he's filmed an hour-long stand-up special entitled Black by Accident for Comedy Central, begun development on an animated series for FOX, and made appearances on TV's 30 Rock and Louie.
Theater junkies and fans of In the Heights will love writer Quiara Alegría Hudes' Water by the Spoonful, a play whose relevancy dates back to the current events of 2012. In an online chat room, a group of addicts -- a janitor, a software mogul, a college grad and an IRS paper-pusher -- crack jokes and bully each other into recovery. But when an Iraqi war vet brings some drama into the chat room, things take a complete left turn. Family, forgiveness and community are the lessons learned when Water by the Spoonful comes to the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
The Chippendales are a worldwide phenomenon of sexy goodness. They're seen live by more than 2 million people each year ... and that's a lot of pants dropping, when you think about it. The touring shows hit the United States on the regular but these guys are also doing their sexy thing across the globe, strutting through cities in Central and South America, Europe, South Africa and Asia -- Don't you love it when a man is well traveled? Well, grab your girlfriends and hang on to your hat, because the guys are coming for you at House of Blues Chicago with their all-new 2018 About Last Night Tour. You'll still be smiling and blushing the next day if the men have their way.
Spend a gorgeous day at the races at a true Los Angeles landmark with an exclusive Farriers package that includes food, craft beer, collectible keepsakes and more. Santa Anita Park's Farriers Package features Club House admission, complete with box seating and a racing program, along with a pint of local craft beer from the Farriers bar and an entree from one of Santa Anita's brand-new Club House Mezzanine eateries. And if the memories you make at Santa Anita Park aren't enough, the Farriers package also includes a commemorative pint glass so you can take a piece of the "Great Race Place" home with you.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)
The entertainment phenomenon known as the Blue Man Group is better than ever in this updated show featuring all-new material at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre. You'll find the famous blue bald guys interacting with "GiPads," taking a humorous look at contemporary forms of communication, and performing a pulsating new finale set to an original music score. Audiences of all ages worldwide have experienced and loved Blue Man Group, a wildly imaginative stage show that cleverly combines comedy, art and science with fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 8:00pm Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 / 2:00pm Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 4:00pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
Comedian T.K. Kirkland tells it straight, finding laughs by saying the things most people don't. With a confident swagger, Kirkland dishes out the truth on relationships, lampooning men and women's foibles in equal measure. He's performed on BET's Comic View, Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza and in his debut stand-up special, Are There Any Questions? Also an actor, Kirkland has appeared in Strays with Vin Diesel, New Jersey Drive and Good Brutha Bad Brutha. Now he comes to crack up the crowd at Atlanta Comedy Theater.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In by 8:00pm)Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 11:59pm (Check In by 11:45pm)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In by 8:00pm)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 10:30pm (Check In by 10:00pm)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 7:30pm (Check In by 6:30pm)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 10:00pm (Check In by 9:30pm)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In by 8:00pm)
Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation's oldest operating jazz supper club, having showcased such internationally renowned artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd, Maynard Ferguson and Eva Cassidy. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown in an 18th century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley offers a unique and intimate ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920s and '30s. Go for just the music and drinks, or make it an evening and choose from authentic Creole cuisine, steak and seafood dishes.
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 10:00pm (Integriti Reeves - Vocals)Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 / 10:00pm (Geoff Gallante - Trumpet)Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 / 10:00pm (George Burton Quintet - Piano - Tim Warfield, Jason Palmer, Pablo Menares, Wayne Smith Jr.)Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 10:00pm (Duke Robillard Band - Award Winning Blues Guitarist)Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 / 10:00pm (Tierney Sutton Band - Vocals)Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 10:00pm (Kendra Foster - Soul/Funk)Monday, Mar. 5, 2018 / 10:00pm (Meklit)Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 / 10:00pm (Phillip "Doc" Martin)
Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen. The heartwarming Academy Award-winning tale you love is now live and skating into Capital One Arena. You'll be magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including "Let It Go." Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all! Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney princesses and characters from favorites like Disney*Pixar's Toy Story, Finding Dory and Disney's The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.
Are you ready to rock? Seriously? Cause there's no showy vocalists or lengthy drum solos at a G3 show. There's only pure, shredding six-string magic from a trio of the greatest guitar heroes ever to pick up a pick. Founded in 1996 by legendary virtuoso Joe Satriani, this acclaimed series of sold-out shows returns in 2018 featuring vet John Petrucci (of prog-metal luminaries Dream Theater) and Def Leppard's Phil Collen, who'll be popping his G3 cherry with this tour. Experience a night of pure heaven for headbangers at NJPAC, where Satriani, Petrucci and Collen will each play a set, featuring their own brand of face-melting fretwork, before coming together for an end-of-show jam filled with dazzling technique and spine-chilling spontaneity.
Lincoln Center Theatre's Tony-winning production of this classic musical, dubbed "breathtaking and exquisite" by The New York Times, makes a royal appearance at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Set in 1860's Bangkok, The King and I tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist king, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. This Rodgers & Hammerstein revival is "too beautiful to miss," according to New York magazine, boasting a score with such beloved standards as "Getting To Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance" and "Something Wonderful."
In 1844, Harvard's Hasty Pudding Society began producing original, elaborate annual shows written by and starring its members -- and while a lot has changed at Harvard since then, that yearly tradition has not. This year marks the society's 170th production: Intermission Impossible, a ridiculous World War II-era theater comedy that sees alcoholic playwright Tennessee Whiskey trying to prepare for his Broadway debut while contending with an absurd group of characters with even more absurd names, like aging actress Faye Dinaway, pageant queen Amber Wavesofgrain and hunky sailor Sal Pacific. Men play all the roles in this bawdy, old-school burlesque at Farkas Hall in Cambridge -- but women are involved in all other aspects of the production, from writing to music to producing the show. Being a part of Harvard history has never been this fun -- or funny!
For a singer with such powerful pipes, it's something of a shock to hear vocalist Emilie Surtees describe herself as primarily a "listener." Then again, maybe it's her extraordinary capacity to listen that gives her tribute to Sade, Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott its amazing accuracy. Surtees not only replicates hit songs, power note for power note, but communicates the soul of each singer who originally recorded them -- something that requires not only incredible vocals but also a profound appreciation of music. Be moved and amazed by a tribute artist every bit as talented as the singers she honors in this concert at Cafe Wha?
A group of unemployed steel workers go The Full Monty in this hit Broadway musical inspired by the Oscar-nominated film. In this Americanized stage adaptation written by Terrence McNally and David Yazbek, six men decide to raise some much-needed cash by staging a striptease act. But as they aren't exactly your typical beefcakes, what they end up creating is the most unforgettable display of pale, flabby flesh that their blue-collar town has ever seen -- all while conquering their inner demons, improving their self-esteem and learning some important lessons about friendship. The Full Monty was nominated for a whopping 10 Tony Awards in 2001, including Best Musical, and now San Diego Musical Theatre brings this touching, funny and crowd-pleasing show to the Horton Grand Theatre.
Imagine being a fly on the wall for a heated conversation between Dr. Sigmund Freud, the devoutly atheist father of psychoanalysis, and philosophical Christian writer-professor C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, on the very day that England enters into World War II. If your synapses started firing off at the mere thought of such a stimulating debate, you're in luck. Los Angeles' Odyssey Theatre Ensemble brings that imagined encounter to vivid life in Freud's Last Session. Don't miss this spirited and critically acclaimed off-Broadway play, which finds these two intellectual giants confronting each other over their beliefs concerning love, sex, death and the existence of God.
Oysters, chocolate and a crisp, flirty rosé imbibed at "50 Shades of Rosé" make for the perfect Valentine's or Gal-entine's pregame that will top any V-Day you've ever had. Both couples and singles alike will ooo and ahh at unlimited samples of more than 100 wines and access to the culinary stage, where an executive chef will show you how to sip and cook like a pro. Sip on French rosés and other vinos, shimmy on the dance floor to sultry tunes, stop by fun seminars just waiting to turn you into a vinophile and shop the artisan market. Keep the party going by grabbing a bottle from the retail store on your way home -- or upgrade to the Wine Lovers Package and nab four bottles of rosés to go, all included with your ticket. All this love is in the air at Washington, DC's La Maison Française at The French Embassy.
This year's Seattle University Redhawks are looking for another conference title, taking on teams from Albany to Bakersfield at their home field in Bellevue. Manager Donny Harrel helms the team as they look to regain their success in 2016, when they claimed the Western Athletic Conference title. Cheer on your local college team at Bannerwood Sports Park.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 4:00pm (vs. University of the Pacific)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 1:00pm (Double Header vs. University of the Pacific)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 2:00pm (vs. British Columbia)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 12:00pm (vs. University of the Pacific)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 4:00pm (vs. Rhode Island)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 1:00pm (Double Header vs. Rhode Island)Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 12:00pm (vs. Rhode Island)Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 / 4:00pm (vs. Gonzaga)
Hilarious, totally improvised skits and sketches -- with a Valentine's Day twist! Double Date is a wild and unpredictable night of hilarious games, improv comedy and music from ComedySportz Los Angeles. Whether you're single or looking for a fun place to bring a date, this night of fun at Monroe Forum Theatre at El Portal offers a quirky, unique alternative to traditional Valentine's Day options. And your tickets include a glass of champagne and some sweets to make your Valentine's Day just a little bit more special.
Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world's most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood. When Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! wiggles and jumps into New York, your kids will learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster. Build a snowman with Elmo, flap your wings with Big Bird, marvel at Abby's magic, be amazed when Super Grover flies and move to the rhythm with Rosita. All this fun and more gets under way at The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by USA Today, the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Laugh Factory's roster of performers has included Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and many more -- almost anyone you can think of in the comedy business. With tableside food and drink service and stellar talent on stage, the Laugh Factory is a surefire bet for a great night out.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 / 7:30pm (Special Event: My Funny Valentine)Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 / 9:45pm (Special Event: My Funny Valentine)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (Drink Date Laugh)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 11:30pm (The Nasty Show)Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 / 8:00pm (Afterthoughts)Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 / 7:30pm (Top Ten Tuesdays)Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 / 9:30pm (Top Ten Tuesdays)Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (Stand Up For Diabetes)
Spanning time from the invention of the wheel to modern-day suburbia, The Skin of Our Teeth is Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Thornton Wilder at his most delightfully playful and provocative. Constellation Theatre Company presents this allegorical satire following the Antrobus family of New Jersey, and their melodramatic maid Sabina, as the perpetually befuddled yet indefatigable clan deals with mammoths and dinosaurs in their living room, multiple Ice Ages, biblical floods, and -- horrors upon horrors -- political conventions, persevering in the face of an absurd series of catastrophes. Through it all, The Skin of Our Teeth is also the story of the theater company putting on the play, adding yet another layer of meaning as this wildly entertaining production from Constellation Theatre Company takes the stage of the Source in Washington D.C.
In a Vietnamese refugee camp in Arkansas circa 1975, two bereaved Saigon natives find love in a strange new land. So goes Vietgone, a bold new romantic comedy by "geek theater" impresario Qui Nguyen, an artist famous in New York for productions packed full of martial arts, sword fights and puppetry. Based on the lives of his own parents, Vietgone is a slightly more subtle affair, but still reflects Nguyen's irreverent humor and pop-culture-obsessed aesthetic as it crisscrosses between the traumatic evacuation of Saigon and a turbulent yet passionate tale of love in the rural United States. See American Conservatory Theater's production of this wildly imaginative, "culturally savvy comedy" (The New York Times) at A.C.T Strand Theater in San Francisco.
Only the hottest new works make the trip to the desert as Art Palm Springs returns with its always impressive lineup of galleries and creators over President's Day weekend. Expanding to a fourth day in 2018, close to 80 exhibitors are set to offer the finest pieces from more than 300 artists for display and sale at the Palm Springs Convention Center. One of the most popular and important post-war/contemporary art fairs in the country, the show also draws curators, collectors, designers and celebrities like Cheech Marin, Jodie Foster, Alexa Davalos and others. Browse, buy and be inspired as you surround yourself with beauty and creativity.
When it comes to catching the biggest names in comedy doing their thing at a historic venue, it's hard to top Laugh Factory Hollywood in the heart of the Sunset Strip. A short list of comics that have graced its luminous stage include Tim Allen, Whitney Cummings, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Nealon and many more. You just never know who is going to drop by to get the crowd roaring with a hilarious set. So get on down to the Laugh Factory, get yourself a drink from the full bar, and get ready to crack up with the best of them.
Behind a secret door near the intersection of North Beach and Chinatown lies a dimly lit subterranean realm teeming with colorful characters and overlapping storylines. This is The Speakeasy, an interactive theatrical experience that will transport you to a 1920s San Francisco watering hole full of bootleggers, bouncers, war veterans and barflies. As you wander throughout the multi-room environment, sipping cocktails, playing casino games, or simply observing, you'll stumble across all manner of conversations and interactions as a complex narrative web unfolds. Never the same thing twice, The Speakeasy is a meta-theatrical event you'll want to see again and again.
Whether it's 1892 or 2018, Nobel Prize-winning writer George Bernard Shaw's scathingly satirical comedies still have the uncanny power to provide pointed commentary on what's happening in the here and now. In Widowers' Houses, an idealistic young doctor is dismayed to learn that his new girlfriend happens to be the daughter of a predatory real-estate speculator, but that's just the first difficult pill he has to swallow. Shaw penned more than 60 plays, including classics like Saint Joan and Pygmalion, but this socially-aware comedy was his first to be staged. See this ever-timely production at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company.
Featuring four works from varied and brilliant choreographers and composers, Joffrey Ballet presents Modern Masters at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre. One of Balanchine's earliest experimental works, The Four Temperaments makes its Joffrey premiere, fusing classical steps with a lean, angular style. The ballet is inspired by the medieval belief that human beings are made up of four different humors that determine a person's temperament. Body of Your Dreams is a madcap play on fitness crazes -- an inventive piece that brings wit and whimsy to our obsession with physical perfection. Beyond the Shore receives its world premiere, as Joffrey Ballet Master Blanc transports you through five mesmerizing worlds amid Mason Bates' lush orchestral and electronic soundscape. Lastly, the show features the Chicago premiere of Glass Pieces. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins' birthday, this tour de force from pioneer Robbins and minimalist composer Philip Glass marries artistry and athleticism to echo the pulse of 1980s metropolitan America.
An intimate portrait of Camelot's "queen mother," Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Rose is an engrossing solo show set in the summer of 1969, just days after her only surviving son, Ted, has been implicated in the drowning of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick. Alone with her invalid husband in their house in Hyannis Port, Rose attempts to retrace the rise and fall of this great family -- from her husband's infidelity to her daughter Rosemary's tragic lobotomy and, of course, her sons John and Robert Kennedy's assassinations -- as they traversed continents, shaped history and inspired a nation. Rose was written by Kennedy scholar Laurence Leamer, author of the national bestseller The Kennedy Women, and is presented at Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago.
Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the San Francisco Bay's historic waterfront on Blue & Gold Fleet's Bay Cruise Adventure. This fully narrated one-hour tour features information and history on city landmarks and plenty of opportunities for taking pictures of the unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, so you can experience the sights and sounds from out on deck or take it all in from the warmth and comfort of an interior seat -- either experience makes for a truly great San Francisco adventure.
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An enigmatic woman, her brilliant father, and an unanticipated suitor. After the discovery of a groundbreaking proof, Catherine is confronted with the question of how much of her mathematician father's brilliance did she inherit -- and is that the only thing he passed on to her? Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Auburn's Proof is a moving exploration of the nature of genius, women in mathematics, and father-daughter relationships. Don't miss this Catalyst [email protected] and The Nora Theatre Company production at Central Square Theater in Cambridge.
Join the six-time national-champion UCLA Women's Gymnastics team for an exciting meet at Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins have a star-studded squad this season, highlighted by Olympic Gold Medalist, World Champion and NCAA Champion Kyla Ross. UCLA Women's Gymnastics team meets are captivating fun the whole family can enjoy.
Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh Factory is renowned for attracting high-caliber stand-up talent, including up-and-coming comics and big-name stars from TV and film. For its recurring Chicago's Best Stand-Up show, the club pulls together an ever-changing and original lineup of comedy titans, representing the best the Windy City has to offer.
In a Vietnamese refugee camp in Arkansas circa 1975, two bereaved Saigon natives find love in a strange new land. So goes Vietgone, a bold new romantic comedy by "geek theater" impresario Qui Nguyen, an artist famous in New York for productions packed full of martial arts, sword fights and puppetry. Based on the lives of his own parents, Vietgone is a slightly more subtle affair, but still reflects Nguyen's irreverent humor and pop-culture-obsessed aesthetic as it crisscrosses between the traumatic evacuation of Saigon and a turbulent yet passionate tale of love in the rural United States. See San Diego Repertory Theatre's production of this wildly imaginative, "culturally savvy comedy" (The New York Times) at The Lyceum Space in San Diego.
Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel blossoms on stage as a musical. Little Women follows the adventures of the remarkable March sisters -- budding author Jo, practical Meg, sweet Beth and romantic Amy -- who're coming of age during the Civil War under the care of their doting mother. A touching tale of young love, achieving your dreams and the enduring power of family, this song-filled adaptation at The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, New Jersey is designed for the entire family to enjoy. The show's original New York run starred Tony-winner Sutton Foster (Younger), who was nominated for both a Drama Desk and a Tony Award for her performance as Jo.
Named after its first regular headliner, Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, Birdland first feathered its nest on Broadway in 1949, and has since become synonymous with New York jazz. Count Basie and his band made the club their home, as did Coltrane, Monk, Dizzy, Miles and more. Now on West 44th in Midtown Manhattan, Birdland's still going strong, and is called "close to perfection for serious fans and musicians" by The New York Times, with its awesome sight lines, pristine acoustics and an award-winning Cajun-American menu. You'll find the most famous names in jazz on its stage, as well as exciting up-and-comers every night of the week.
Live game demos. Playtime. Pizza. Playcrafting at the Microsoft Technology Center is the place to see and play the newest independent games being made in New York and meet the people who built them. Each month we get together to watch developers explain the mechanics and origins of their games while doing live game demos. Attendees then play each game with the developers behind them. Join our community of game developers, designers, creatives, investors and more to learn across multiple platforms and genres. Enjoy complimentary pizza as you meet the developers and network with game professionals from throughout the local community, followed by an epic after party.
The lady in the long black dress is high-tailing it into the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center with some heavenly music and it's sure to be "Fabulous, Baby!" In Sister Act: The Musical, watch disco diva Deloris Van Cartier go incognito -- in a convent, of all places -- and breathe new life into the rigid Mother Superior, the uptight church and the entire community. Based on the rousing 1992 film, this theatrical adaptation features original music by Tony-and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken.
Sgt. Rigsby & His Amazing Silhouettes present a shadow-puppet show about hard living in today's Seattle. Desperate times, hard choices, talking animals -- Bury Me Under I-5 is a roller coaster of humor, despair and hope. It follows the stories of Chicken Jenny and Minky, two souls who have stumbled on life's path and struggle to get up again. Don't miss this show at the Theatre Off Jackson.
Who doesn't like free drinks? Who doesn't like to laugh?! No one! Come to the The Hangover: Open Bar Comedy Night for an evening of San Francisco's best comedians and get some free liquor, wine, and beer while you enjoy the show at Will Leather Good's "The Will Room."
The grandest of grand operas, Giuseppe Verdi's Aida strikes a brilliant balance of spectacular pageantry and emotional intimacy, all of which is amplified by Elton John's killer pop-rock score and Tim Rice's powerful lyrics. This massively crowd-pleasing musical delivers a contemporary spin on the classic tale of forbidden love between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As their taboo love grows in the face of cultural differences and the pressures of their warring nations, these lovers must face death itself in order to be together. Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, Aida is filled with passionate storytelling, exuberant dancing and world-class staging and singing. See it when it takes the stage of the Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse.
Join us for Oscar Wilde's comedy masterpiece! The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, revolves around one of the most ingenious, and hilarious, cases of mistaken identity ever put into a play. Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor. The reliable Jack Worthing has wooed Gwendolen under the name Ernest, while the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Cecily. When all four arrive at Jack's country home on the same weekend accompanied by the formidable Lady Bracknell, the gallants must grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions. Our production at The Madeline Garden in Pasadena features a full cast of professional Los Angeles actors, beautiful costumes, and an immersive dining experience. All general admissions will include a full English high-tea meal of tomato bisque, assorted tea sandwiches and savories, cream scone with clotted cream and jam, crème brûlée, tiramisu, chocolate strawberries, and other seasonal selections. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
From honky-tonk country to yacht rock, Joe's Live in Rosemont has a band for every fan of a good time. National and local artists bring the best of rock, hip-hop and acoustic country to the stage, and there's also a full bar and great grub to be had, especially with Bub City barbecue right next door. You wouldn't want to get all entertained on an empty stomach, now would you?
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 8:30pm (Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:30pm (7th Heaven)Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 9:00pm (Sixteen Candles)Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Dave Matthews Tribute Band)Thursday, May. 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (Southern Accents)
Jam-packed with big, flashy numbers like "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," it's no surprise Time magazine pronounced Guys and Dolls "the greatest of all American musicals." The Tony-winning musical is set in New York City during the swinging 1940s. The story follows Nathan Detroit, who turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the cash to float the biggest craps game in town. When dolls -- especially a straitlaced missionary named Sarah Brown -- get involved, the term "high stakes" applies to both love and money. See Frank Loesser's beloved Broadway rom-com at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
Singer-songwriter Carla Bruni brings her trademark smoky, breathy vocals to L.A.'s Orpheum Theatre, where she'll perform the unexpected range of covers featured on her most recent release French Touch. Yes, you'll hear classics like "Moon River" and "Stand By Your Man," but she'll also deliver less predictable personal favorites like Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence." Bruni gives them all a dose of her signature French ennui and tasteful jazzy backings. Watch the French pop star (and former First Lady) take on tracks by Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, AC/DC and beyond.
The Hatfields and the McCoys were at the center of the most famous -- and infamous -- family feud in American history. These two rural families, living in Kentucky and West Virginia, have become synonymous with family honor, justice and revenge for the war they fought with words and weapons. Inspired both by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and factual events, Hatfield & McCoy takes place in a philosophically polarized America just as it's emerging from the Civil War. Romance and gunfire erupt when young Rose Anna McCoy and Johnse Hatfield fall in love, marry in secret and vow to reconcile their feuding families against all odds. Their tale of woe is served up with a heaping helping of original Americana tunes, connecting times past to a very familiar present. See it on the stage of The House Theatre of Chicago's Chopin Theatre.
When it comes to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic, the numbers are staggering -- as are the melodic score and inventive stagecraft, including a first-of-its kind falling chandelier. The Phantom of the Opera has won more than 50 major theater awards, including the Tony for Best Musical. It's the longest-running musical in the history of Broadway. At its core, though, this exciting tale of doomed romance has stood the test of time with its tragic love story featuring a mysterious masked man living beneath the majestic Paris Opera House who becomes obsessed with a beautiful opera singer. The soaring score features the memorable title tune, along with "Masquerade," "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You," with a book based on the suspenseful French novel by Gaston Leroux. This visual and aural spectacular provides an unmatched live experience. See it now on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre.
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Big Apple Circus at Verizon Amphitheatre, where you can "ooh!" and "ahh!" at some of the world's most celebrated circus acts in the most intimate setting. You'll be sitting ringside with your eyes trained to the skies as 10-time world record holder Nik Wallenda launches into his signature daring feats. Hailed as "The King of the High Wire," he'll lead his Fabulous Wallendas through unforgettable aerial stunts like the seven-man pyramid. Trapeze artists will leave you gulping and clowns will keep you laughing when this Big Top bonanza comes to the Atlanta area.
For a winter sport to qualify as "extreme," its rules should sound like a bunch of Scandinavians with cabin fever dreamed them up one night after too much Glogg. Enter: skijoring! Take one horse, attach a skier with a towline, throw a bunch of obstacles in their way, and you've got one adrenaline-fueled day of crazy fun. But you don't have to fly to Norway -- or know how to pronounce it -- to experience skijoring (literally "ski driving"), because this worldwide competitive sport is coming to Canterbury Park in Shakopee. Need to burn off all that adrenaline between races? Check out the fun family activities on hand; just resist the urge to attempt any impromptu skijoring in the parking lot.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 1:00pm-4:00pm (Gates Open at 11:00am)
The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's and '30s comes to life in Ain't Misbehavin', the three-time Tony Award-winning musical revue. Watch the Seattle Musical Theatre performers embark on a journey through the timeless music of jazz legend Thomas "Fats" Waller. You'll be jumpin' and jivin' to the piano rolls of "Honeysuckle Rose," "This Joint is Jumpin'" and, of course, the classic title track. Sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry and always unforgettable, this Jazz Age gem is saving all its musical charms for you.
Local businessman and manufacturer Joe Keller developed a bitter history with his business partner after dealing with profound tragedy during World War II. Despite the odds, love blossoms between Joe's son Chris and his partner's daughter Ann. Joe is destined to face old dilemmas and defend his decisions in this electrifying family drama. All My Sons established playwright Arthur Miller as an American theater icon, and won the 1947 Drama Critics' Award for Best New Play. Court Theatre's production is directed by Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and features Timothy Edward Kane (An Iliad; One Man, Two Guvnors; Harvey) and the return of both John Judd (Gross Indecency, Lettice and Lovage) and Kate Collins (Nora, The Real Thing) to the Court stage in Chicago.
The first Broadway play written by an African-American playwright, A Raisin in the Sun is a masterpiece that The New York Times credits with changing American theater forever. First produced in 1959 and adapted two years later into a now-classic film starring Sidney Poitier, Raisin is as powerful today as it was nearly 60 years ago. The story, which echoes playwright Lorraine Hansberry's own trials growing up, centers on the Youngers, a black family attempting to move into a "white" neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. But a new house is just one of the Youngers' many dreams. Crowded into a two-bedroom apartment, three generations each yearn for different versions of a better life -- whether it's a business, or a spouse, or the right to live with long-denied dignity. Be sure to catch this quintessential American drama when it comes to Mandell Weiss Theatre in La Jolla's Jacobs Theatre District.
If you go by the history books, on August 29, 1966 the Beatles played their last live concert. But if you go by your eyes and ears, the Beatles still play on, thanks to 1964: The Tribute. No less an authority than Rolling Stone declared the band to be the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth." But the master musicians in this faux Fab Four have elevated their performance far beyond that of a "tribute act." For nearly 34 years, they have excelled at re-creating every nuance of a live Beatles performance from 1964 to 1966. For more than 3,000 performances, they have evoked the euphoria of the Beatles coming to the United States for the first time. Now, for the 14th time, 1964: The Tribute returns to Carnegie Hall to celebrate the legacy of the Beatles, with a look and sound that even John, Paul, George and Ringo would have to admire.
YouTube sensation and RuPaul judge Todrick Hall, plus singer and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss add even more razzle dazzle to that greatest of Broadway traditions: Chicago. Boasting sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch, Chicago tells the tale of convicted murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who'll stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. During the showy decadence of the 1920s, their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which could just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. A smash on Broadway (winning six Tony Awards) and on the big screen (winning six Academy Awards), this biting satire features the unforgettable songs of Kander and Ebb, including "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and many more hits. Enjoy this musical trip back to a time when a little razzle-dazzle made everything just fine in this dazzling production at the Ambassador Theatre in the heart of Broadway.
Anna Chlumsky (Veep) and Adam Pally (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project) top line this world premiere, making its off-Broadway bow at New York's Tony Kiser Theater. In Greg Pierce's Cardinal, a woman has a wild idea to turn her struggling Rust Belt town into something a lot more colorful, but her plan has some seeing red and others, like an opportunistic entrepreneur, looking at nothing but green. The dispute soon blooms into a battle royale with the mayor, the defiant matriarch and several residents all fighting for their city's soul. Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Alex Hurt, Stephen Park and Eugene Young round out the cast for Second Stage.
EastVille Comedy Club, located in the heart of Manhattan's East Village, prides itself on featuring the funniest and most experienced comics in the biz for a sure-fire night of laughs. The 125-seat retro club regularly hosts comedians seen in film and on television's Comedy Central, HBO, The Tonight Show and Late Show. Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander, Jim Gaffigan and Todd Barry are among the top comics who've recently played the EastVille, and up-and-comers often share the bill, so you can see the comedy stars of tomorrow, too.
Steven Page, a founder and former lead of the iconic band Barenaked Ladies, joins Toronto's highly inventive Art of Time Ensemble in an evening of seminal songs by Randy Newman, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies, Leonard Cohen, Page himself and others at Lund Auditorium in River Forest. These gems are reimagined and reinvented by some of the greatest minds in classical, pop and jazz, delivered by a defining voice in contemporary rock. SONGBOOK is chamber music for the modern era.
Turn-of-the-20th-century New York -- no other time and place better captures the promise of the American Dream. The streets teemed with people from all walks of life. From the extremely wealthy to greatly impoverished, they came in search of something more. And it was all set to an infectious, new kind of music pouring from the dance halls: ragtime. Bringing this roiling melting pot to life, the Tony-winning musical Ragtime (based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel) follows three ethnically diverse characters -- a white upper-class mother, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring African-American musician -- whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined. Along the way, they rub shoulders with everyone from Harry Houdini to Henry Ford. This Berkeley Playhouse production will transport you back in time, while shining light on our own times, with this eminently American story.
The penultimate production in playwright August Wilson's acclaimed Pittsburgh Cycle, King Hedley II transports you to the 1980's, where you find the titular character struggling to rebuild his life. He's an ex-con peddling stolen refrigerators to save up for his own business and hopefully start anew. Desperately fighting to overcome his record, his family and a world that's against him, King spends his time trying to plant seeds in a garden where nothing can grow. This becomes the perfect metaphor for his life and his dreams, which are seemingly doomed to a violent end. True Colors Theater Company brings Wilson's dark, symbolic Pulitzer- and Tony-nominated play to the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta.
On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley to Memphis' Sun Records. That legendary recording session -- the first and only collaboration among these true iconoclasts, each of whom had an undeniable influence on American music -- inspired Million Dollar Quartet, a rock 'n' roll musical that takes you inside the studio as the four rock pioneers come together as a red-hot band for one unforgettable night. A hit on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet features such unforgettable early rock faves as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire" and "Hound Dog." The show was nominated for 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards in its original Broadway run, and now brings a "Whole Lotta Shakin'" to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center stage.
With its new show Collage 2018: Be Bold, San Diego Civic Dance Company brings breathtaking costumes, imaginative set pieces, gorgeous theatrical lighting and 75 professionally trained dancers to the historic Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park. Watch performers delve into a wealth of dance styles, including tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, modern, musical theater and Bollywood.
Based on interviews conducted with women from all over the world, Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues is a hilarious and deeply poignant collection of stories that gives voice to a chorus of common experiences and feelings once considered taboo. The popular show, performed by a rotating cast of some of L.A.'s finest actresses, manages to be feminist without being man-hating, entertaining without being trite and political without being offensive. See The Vagina Monologues when it makes its way to The Cupcake Theater in North Hollywood. A portion of the proceeds supports women through Planned Parenthood.
It's 1959 at Emerson's Bar and Grill in Philadelphia, where the audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, just four months before her death. Many of her hit songs are interlaced with salty, often humorous reminiscences, creating a riveting portrait of a blues and jazz legend and her music. This production of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill is part of an unprecedented collaboration between the DCPA and Vintage Theatre, and will star the first lady of Denver, Mary Louise Lee, as Billie Holiday. See this recreation of a singular night in music history, written by Lanie Robertson and directed by Betty Hart, in Aurora.
From the top-quality live musical guests to its exceptional Southern cuisine, Biscuits & Blues is the perfect San Francisco spot to enjoy a night of down-home entertainment nearly every night of the week. Located in the heart of the theater district, this intimate venue hosts the best regional and national blues and jazz acts in a comfortable, close-up setting that's open to all ages. Voted America's No. 1 blues nightclub by The Blues Foundation and the Bay Area Blues Society, it's also known for serving up some of the best fried chicken in the entire region, not to mention California wines, microbrews and specialty cocktails.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 9:30pm (Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute with Alan Iglesias & Crossfire )Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 10:00pm (Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute with Alan Iglesias & Crossfire )Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain )Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 9:30pm (Rick Estrin & the Nightcats )Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 10:00pm (Gracie Curran & The High Falutin' Band )Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 9:30pm (Annika Chambers )Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 9:00pm (Jules Leyhe )Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain Special Guest: Mz Dee)
Carl and the Passions drops a new show concept every week, with their trademark blend of risk-taking and warts-and-all honesty. Coloring outside the lines with them is a different guest ensemble every show. You never know what's going to happen. Face Plants. It's a trip! See them at iO Theater in Chicago.
Celebrate the best beer and music that San Diego has to offer with Local Brews Local Grooves Craft Beer & Music Festival at House of Blues San Diego. Drink samples of 14 craft beers from S.D.'s thriving breweries like Karl Strauss, Modern Times and Stone, while enjoying food specials from the House of Blues kitchen that perfectly pair together. Plus, hear 14 of the city's best bands on two stages of live music. The roster is jam packed with locals acts like The Montell Jordans, Almost Monday, Jessica Lerner Band, The Night Howls and many more. Sampling wristbands, which will be available for purchase at the door, allow you to sample your way through the beer selection.
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 3:00pm (Doors Open at 3:00pm)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 4:20pm (Doors Open at 4:00pm)
What a piece of swimwear lacks in fabric, it makes up for in super high stakes. Such is the premise of Lucas Hnath's splashy new drama, Red Speedo. Set on the eve of Olympic trials, the story follows swimmer Ray as he faces the pressures of a lucrative endorsement deal, his difficult family and the unforgiving weight of success. Directed by Markus Potter, Red Speedo is a sharp and stylish play that explores the dangers of survival of the fittest and America's toxic obsession with glory. Dive into the world of competitive swimming when Red Speedo takes the stage of the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.
The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face in the Broadway hit Good People. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), this Tony-nominated dramatic comedy finds struggling single mother Margie Walsh laid off from her job at the dollar store and left with the reality that her South Boston neighborhood is providing the same lack of opportunity it always has. It's the kind of place where, for many people, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills -- and church bingo is a big night out on the town. Facing eviction, Margie's forced to turn to an old high school flame for help. But he's now a successful physician living in the suburbs ... and Margie is way out of her element there. With a keen eye for character and an uncanny sense of humor, this OnStage Atlanta production of Good People explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hope that come with having next to nothing in America. Catch it all at the 7 Stages theater.
Laughter and charm are in full effect at the Joke Joint, where chandeliers and an ornate balcony create elegant old-time atmosphere. The comedians, however, are as up-to-the-minute as they come, a heady stew of nationally touring headliners and local stand-up stalwarts. A full bar is stocked with martinis, margaritas and other concoctions, with a beer list that ranges from domestics to hopped-up microbrews. And the menu of chicken tenders, fried ravioli and other pub-grub fare will ensure that the relentless belly laughs do not exhaust you. Pop on into the Joke Joint in Saint Paul, and feel your spirits lift.
Before he was the Santa Clause, before he went to infinity and beyond as Buzz Lightyear and before he became the ultimate home repairman, Tim Allen was a stand-up comedian. A regular at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, Allen grew his career after appearing on cable comedy specials and late night talk shows until his first break with the ABC sitcom Home Improvement in 1991. After a wildly successful 20+ years as an actor, even recently starring in Last Man Standing for six seasons, Allen goes back to his roots of stand-up in a rare performance at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood.
It's every party planner's biggest nightmare: an unexpected surprise -- and in Isobel Mahon's hilarious and biting new play, Party Face, one young woman encounters more than her fair share of them. Starring Academy Award winner Hayley Mills, the plot centers around a young woman whose carefully planned event goes awry when her mother brings along her own food and the "right person" to be her daughter's new BFF. So they throw on their best party faces and hope for the best. When facades start to crack, tears begin to spill and so do the secrets. Direct from Ireland, Party Face invites you to contemplate the lengths people will go through to maintain certain images, while also exposing the beauty of our imperfectly perfect selves at the New York City Center.
A native of Texas, Steve Trevino was a writer and cast member on Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia, and has done several comedy tours with Carlos Mencia. Trevino has also been seen on BET's Comic View, SiTV's Latino Laugh Festival, and many more TV shows. One of Trevino's biggest gigs was The Doghouse Comedy Jam in San Francisco, where he performed alongside such big names as Carlos Mencia, Dave Attell, Dave Chappelle and Jamie Foxx. Enjoy his natural storytelling ability, which he infuses with hilarious physical humor that'll keep you laughing even after he leaves the stage.
The popular SoCal music festival known as the Newport Beach Jazz Party returns for the 18th year to put some swing in your winter, with four nights and three days of jazz. Headlining the impressive roster of artists are The Four Freshmen, Frank Capp Juggernaut, Patrick Williams Big Band, CSULB Concert Jazz Orchestra, the Newport Becah Jazz Party All-Star Big Band and music from the Terry Gibbs Dream Band performed by Chuck Redd. A massive list of pianists, organists, bassists, singers and even comedians are set to wow you with entertainment. Whether you're a fan of big band, vocals or just about any other variety of straight-ahead jazz, this impressive gathering of talent in the stunning setting of the Marriott Newport Beach grand ballroom is sure to entertain.
This high-flying comedy, based on a French farce, follows an American lothario living in swinging '60s Paris who's secretly engaged to three different flight attendants and who manages to keep them apart with reluctant help from his housekeeper. But when the new, faster Boeing jet goes into service, the ladies' schedules get jumbled, and things turn turbulent as all three of them descend on his apartment at the same time, along with an old schoolmate who can't seem to keep his pal's cover stories straight. A 2008 Tony winner for Best Revival, Boeing Boeing comes in for a laugh-filled landing at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.
When it comes to the ultimate tour of guitar shredders, there's one name that guarantees a night of face-melting fretwork: G3. Led by tour founder and legendary instrumentalist Joe Satriani, the 2018 edition of G3 features tour veteran John Petrucci (of prog-metal luminaries Dream Theater) and, making his G3 debut, Phil Collen (of Def Leppard). While countless air-guitarists have rocked out to Collen's hard rock riffs on Def Leppard hits, to date Collen hasn't had the chance to step out to center stage and show his stuff -- until now. No headbanger should miss this dream concert when three guitar giants come together at The Beacon Theater in New York.
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.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pm
Gear up for another exciting season by taking a sneak peek at your Arizona Diamondbacks in spring training action at the beautiful Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale. The D-backs made it to the playoffs last season and look like contenders to return in 2018, so here's your chance to see all the team's veterans, newcomers and hot prospects as they work their way back into regular season form. In addition, spring training is a great way to get close to some of your favorite players, as autographs and interactions are easier to come by during this relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 1:10pm (vs. ASU Sun Devils)Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 / 1:10pm (vs. Colorado Rockies)Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 1:10pm (vs. Colorado Rockies)Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 1:10pm (vs. Milwaukee Brewers)Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 1:10pm (vs. Chicago White Sox)
Mae's life is kinda falling apart. Her boyfriend dumped her, she got fired from her job, and she's moved back home to take care of her dad. As if that weren't enough, she has this weird rash and a fantasy cowboy that just won't leave her alone. What happens when your life path leads you right over a cliff? In this bawdy, irreverent and touching new play, up-and-coming playwright Clare Barron masterfully blends reality and fantasy in a dark comedy about falling apart as you're failing to launch, and what you might find instead.
Aviatrix Amelia Earhart, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson and author Agatha Christie each vanished mysteriously. Agatha disappeared for 11 days; Aimee disappeared for three weeks; and of course Amelia vanished completely. Vanishing Point, a musical comedy-fantasy, brings these three women together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives. Enjoy this Seattle Public Theater production at The Bathhouse Theater.
You would be hard-pressed to find a comedy club with more history or greater pedigree than the Comedy Store's West Hollywood location along the Sunset Strip. Since its beginnings in the early '70s, the venue has regaled audiences with an unrelenting torrent of the biggest names in comedy, ranging from Sam Kinison to Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Chelsea Handler, Dane Cook and beyond. Through it all, the Comedy Store has never lost its quirky, intimate atmosphere, making it as inviting for the audience as it is the comics. At any given show you're guaranteed to see some of today's best and brightest stand-ups testing out material, and you never know what surprise guests might drop by to do a set.
The con is on at Marietta's Jennie T. Anderson Theatre! Singing swindlers, high livin' on the French Riviera, a cockeyed competition and a score by the composer of The Full Monty make Dirty Rotten Scoundrels a dynamite musical adaptation of the popular 1988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. While the suave Lawrence Jameson charms wealthy women out of thousands, Freddy Benson uses pity to get free meals from the tenderhearted. In a battle for territory, the two agree to a contest: The first to wheedle $50,000 out of a beautiful heiress wins, and the entire Riviera is his and his alone. Atlanta Lyric Theatre brings you this hilarious Tony-nominated show that's sure to steal your heart.
Have you ever wondered what shenanigans and hijinks happen offstage during a play? Considered by many to be the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off reveals the hilarious backstage antics of a group of small-town actors attempting to perform a theatrical flop called Nothing On. This play-within-a-play is a comedic triumph of slamming doors, falling trousers and ... flying sardines. Written by award-winning English novelist and playwright Michael Frayn (Copenhagen, Democracy), the comedy of errors remains a crowd pleaser 35 years after its debut. Now you can catch all the classic slapstick comedy at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater.
The NHL season is heating up as the Chicago Blackhawks return to tear up the ice at the United Center. Led by one of the best coaches in the game, Joel Quenneville, the Blackhawks are setting their sights on their fourth Stanley Cup in nine seasons as they take on a fierce Central Division. The team is reinvigorated this year with the return of two of its championship team stars, Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp. Nothing goes with the action on the ice like some hot chow, and the United Center's got that in spades. Check out the tacos al pastor at Big Star Taco or an adobo sausage with chimichurri at the Chicago Sausage Shop. Wash it all down with a Goose Island brew. And for dessert how about crunching into a tub of Garrett cheddar and caramel popcorn mix?
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Anaheim Ducks)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Washington Capitals)Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Los Angeles Kings)Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Ottawa Senators)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. San Jose Sharks)Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Colorado Avalanche)Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Carolina Hurricanes)Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018 / 11:30am (vs. Boston Bruins)
If you like your Valentine's dates a little more twisted than the typical candle-lit dinner, then you're in for a treat, because you're invited to spend this most romantic night at the Frankenstein place with gender-bending mad scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter. Frankie Grande (Rock of Ages) leads a cast of TV, film and Broadway stars in this special Valentine's Day edition of The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Rocky Horror at Rockwell: Table & Stage in L.A. Come along with Brad and Janet as they do the "Time Warp" in this loving riff on everyone's favorite cult classic, with parody songs from the cult musical and more. Enjoy dinner and craft cocktails and get ready for a wild night of fun.
Park yourself down at Arts Garage to enjoy world-class music from established, Grammy-winning artists and exciting, new up-and-comers in a comfortable cabaret atmosphere in Delray Beach. From jazz, blues, Latin and soul to world music, classical, urban and hip-hop, Arts Garage attracts famed artists and "performers at the top of their game" (Palm Beach Post) with its excellent acoustics and intimate, up-close seating. You're also welcome to bring your own food and drink to make your evening complete, or partake in snacks and sodas from the concessions stand.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (Harper and Midwest Kind)Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 7:00pm (Sarah Reich Tap Music Project )Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Mark Zaleski Band - Jazz with a Splash of Rock)Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018 / 7:00pm (New Vision Sax Ensemble - Jazz)
Fans of Drunk History and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, which combines an entirely serious Shakespeare play with one completely inebriated cast member. For the last six years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the U.K., and the cast is bringing the good time to Austin. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show is fresh off sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, where a cast member drinks beer, wine and whiskey on stage, drunkenly sings the Dawson's Creek theme song and occasionally (accidentally, of course) bares a nipple or two. Brush up on your Bard knowledge, and head down to The Rockwell near Boston for The Taming of the Shrew, because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
Olivia is an attractive middle-aged author whose career is reaching the end of its shelf life. Ethan, a young internet phenom, is making a huge online splash with his sex-fueled blog. Their meeting in a secluded cabin results in an instant physical connection that evolves into something more as their adventures online and off raise a whole host of modern moral questions. Laura Eason (Netflix's House of Cards) wrote this sexy, provocative exposé that playfully explores what happens when private lives become public domain. Catch this intelligent, modern romance at Seattle's 12th Ave Arts.
What happens when your support system is also your biggest competition? Let's call to order a meeting of the misleadingly named "United State of Actresses," an L.A.-based group of middle-aged women hanging on by their fingernails with clashing personalities, agendas and perfumes. They gather weekly for coffee, doughnuts and collectively snark at the sorry state of Hollywood and one another. R.J. Colleary's catty comedy Cannibals sharpens its claws at Salem Lutheran - The Company OnStage in Houston.
If the chilly Philadelphia weather has got you down, why not take a trip down south to warm your spirits with delicious food, hot jazz and some of that world-famous hospitality? It'll be a shorter trip than you think, because all of this Southern comfort is coming north of the Mason-Dixon line to South Restaurant. Kick back for weekly jam sessions and performances by touring jazz musicians while enjoying the finest new Southern cuisine and cocktails available from the acclaimed restaurant and bar.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 9:00pm (Tom Browne (Valentine))Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 9:00pm (Pablo Batista Latin Jazz Ensemble Featuring Nina Rodriguez )Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 9:00pm (Peter White with Gerald Veasley Band)Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 9:00pm (Peter White with Gerald Veasley Band)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 10:00pm (Katie Thiroux)Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 9:00pm (Katie Thiroux)Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 9:00pm (Jeff Kashiwa and Gerald Veasley)Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 9:00pm (Michael Lington and Gerald Veasley)
Teatro Martini's sizzling dinner spectacular features an edgy combination of cabaret, comedy, music and cirque-style aerials and acrobatics. The Teatro Martini experience comes complete with a four-course meal. As you dine on your gourmet entree, you'll be captivated by an energetic show of non-stop comedy, daring acrobatic acts, live music and more. Teatro Martini's performers come from across the globe to provide you with a captivating and tantalizing getaway from the ordinary.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)
What does "home" mean and what will we do to protect it? As Noura and her husband Tareq prepare to celebrate their first Christmas as American citizens, she looks forward to welcoming a special guest -- Maryam, a young Iraqi refugee. But the girl's arrival upends the family, forcing them to confront where they are, where they've been and who they have become. Noura challenges our notions of modern marriage and motherhood through a portrait of Iraqi immigrants living in New York. In this world-premiere production, award-winning playwright and performer Heather Raffo (Nine Parts of Desire) draws on personal stories of Arab American women responding to A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen's classic drama of one mother's quest to balance her duty with her identity. Noura is presented at D.C.'s Lansburgh Theatre as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.
A hit since its 1980 debut on Broadway, 42nd Street follows the journey of star-struck chorus girl Peggy Sawyer as she tries to make her mark in show business. It's a a classic story of dedication, hard work, talent and being in the right place at the right time. And of course there is also a love story. Set during the Great Depression, 42nd Street is filled with classic musical numbers, including "We're in the Money," "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me" and "Lullaby of Broadway." 42nd Street won a Tony Award for its original 1980 production and continues to thrill audiences today.
At Springfield High School, you better believe that the female population has hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! This holds especially true for the Wondrettes -- four gals with incredible voices who all want to make it big, and by the second act's 10-year high school reunion, you'll find out which of them did. The leading ladies keep this nostalgic romp rocking with their versions of '50s and '60s jukebox classics like "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "It's My Party" and many more. Discover for yourself why The New York Times called The Marvelous Wonderettes "an utter charm bomb" at this Crown City Theatre production in North Hollywood.
Prepare your body for BODY, where you can shake it to the best in Afro-Caribbean grooves. DJ Tyn Man and DJ Money Bull spin reggae for a great weekly dance night at The Promontory in Chicago. Check out the impressive 11:00pm dance exhibition, and even catch a lesson to bring out your coolest self in the form of slick new dance moves.
One of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon's hidden gems, this Tony-nominated comedy tells the story of Barney Cashman, a loveable schlub in the throes of a mid-life crisis. Married to his high-school sweetheart, he's determined to sow some wild sexual oats while he still can. So this gentle soul, with no experience in adultery, makes a valiant attempt at three seductions -- with a foul-mouthed neurotic, a kooky young actress and a depressed housewife -- each attempt more hilariously disastrous than the last. Laugh along with Last of the Red Hot Lovers at the Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview.
Join us as we honor August Wilson with our production of Jitney. This Tony Award-winning play is set in Jim Becker's unlicensed cab station. Delve into the lives of jitney cab drivers in the Pittsburgh Hill District during the 1970s. As the eighth play in August Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle, these dynamic characters are challenged with life's difficulties, gaining enlightenment about the importance of family and community. Experience Jitney at the Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three in Chicago.
Among the things you may see and/or hear while attending an NHL game at the Honda Center are: popular mascot Wild Wing, Ducks' superfan Snoop Dogg, the goal song "Bro Hymn" by Pennywise, a fight, an officially licensed Ducks bikini (in the team store), a Zamboni, a player (or several) slammed up against the glass, the resulting penalty horn and best of all, the 2016-17 Pacific Division champion Anaheim Ducks skating for domination. Captain Ryan Getzlaf scored his 800th point last season, becoming the team's all-time leader in assists and playoff goals, and puck-stopper John Gibson returns in goal, so this season is shaping up to be one of the best ever for the hometown flock.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Dallas Stars)Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 5:00pm (vs. Edmonton Oilers)Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Columbus Blue Jackets)Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 1:00pm (vs. Chicago Blackhawks)Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Washington Capitals)Monday, Mar. 12, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. St. Louis Blues)Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Vancouver Canucks)Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Detroit Red Wings)
Known for her brash comedy style, Luenell is the kind of personality that only needs one name. She co-starred in the hit film Borat -- one of the few actual actors to appear in the film, playing the role of a hooker with a heart of gold. Her stand-up has been seen on the DVDs Katt Williams: American Hustle and Laffapalooza with Jamie Foxx and she has also appeared on BET's ComicView, Comedy Central's Reality Bites Back and Wild 'N Out. Named one of the top 25 funniest people in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine, Luenell's star is on the rise due to her bold and brassy sense of humor, her way with words, and her ability to poke fun at all the curveballs that life can throw at us. Catch her live at Tommy T's Comedy Club in Rancho Cordova.
Cruel Intentions, the awesomest of all '90s teen dramas, comes to New York in tongue-in-cheek musical form, after a pair of sold-out runs in L.A. -- at which original stars Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair bestowed their blessing upon it. Based on the famed Les Liaisons dangereuses, this titillating tale of sex, drugs and moody pop revolves around a pair of devious upper-crust New York step-siblings who wager on a girl's loss of innocence, snaring them in an ever-growing web of lies, lust and revenge. Filled with rad throwback hits like "Lovefool," "Just A Girl," "Only Happy When It Rains" and "Bittersweet Symphony" and co-starring Home Improvement mom Patricia Richardson, this intimate live musical event comes complete with cocktails for purchase at Le Poisson Rouge. So there's just one question left: "Are you in, or are you out?"
R&B-soul singer Anthony Hamilton breezes into Los Angeles for a concert that promises to send the romantic vibe-o-meter needle to "Hot" for your Valentine's weekend. Over the last decade, Hamilton has established himself as one of the most unique and charismatic voices in the genre, leading to a pile of honors the include Grammy, BET and Vibe awards and multi-platinum selling, Top-10 R&B records. Last year, he released his seventh studio album, What I'm Feelin'. The album contains an upbeat collection of songs that showcases Hamilton's remarkable range. See him perform tunes like "Charlene," "The Point of It All," and "Can't Let Go" live when he and special guests take the stage for an evening of sexy soul.
What You Can and Cannot Say During Interracial Sex! delves into the real life story of husband-and-wife comedy duo Epstein and Hassan. The outspoken duo is known throughout the comedy and theater scenes for their hilarious, razor-sharp insights on topics others would consider taboo. This provocative show explores the couple's 31-year marriage, during which they've grappled with issues of race, sex, money and spirituality in their own unique way. Be there as the pair puts politeness on the shelf and gets down to brass tacks at New York's Alchemical Theatre Laboratory.
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 that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure ... but what will mum find when she gets home? Enjoy Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
This One's for the Girls -- but it's also for everyone who's ever loved a female! This fascinating and original new musical comes to St. Luke's Theatre in New York to celebrate women's lives over the past hundred years through beloved popular songs. From the sad laments of female victims ("A Bird in a Gilded Cage") to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and vow not to take it anymore ("I Am Woman" and "You Don't Own Me"), This One's for the Girls is a high-energy celebration of American women that's certain to thrill and entertain men, women and everyone in between. Show some "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" and get your tickets now!
"Deadheads, be grateful," The New York Times trumpets, because Jerry Garcia's timeless tunes set the perfect tone for Red Roses, Green Gold, now in its final weeks at Minetta Lane Theatre. Set in 1920s Cumberland, this fantastical musical tells the comical story of Jackson Jones and his family of swindlers. As the wayward crew gambles its way to love and riches, you'll hear the fruits of Garcia's musical collaborations with lyricist Robert Hunter. Red Roses, Green Gold delivers an Americana-meets-psychedelia trip featuring contributions from the late guitarist's pals Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. Plus, keyboardist and longtime Dead touring member Jeff Chimenti serves as the show's music supervisor.
Star-Studded Entertainment presents you with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with Hollywood celebrities, dunk kings, and VIPs. With All Star Weekend, you can party hard with the hottest, the most fly, the dopest and the greatest stars ever to light up the atmosphere with those three points shots. Hennessy Carolina (Cardi B's little sister) and Jasmin Haye hosts.
Classically trained French chef Ray leaves his job behind to care for his dying father, a Korean immigrant. Ray's father never appreciated his son's culinary accomplishments, and therefore food painfully divides the two, even as it serves as the key to memory and identity for all the characters in this off-Broadway hit. As much as the language of food perplexes his father, the Korean language vexes Ray even more. He finds himself asking his estranged girlfriend for translation assistance when his non-English-speaking uncle arrives with a bag full of strange ingredients. This perceptive drama from award-winning writer Julia Cho (Big Love, Fringe) distills the flavors of rich characters and complicated yet intense relationships, serving up a life-affirming soup that soothes. Tony Nam stars as Ray in this Olney Theatre Center production of Aubergine.
Rediscover popular classics and buried gems that are rarely, if ever, shown on the big screen! Laemmle NoHo 7 and Eat|See|Hear bring the perfect film series for all you cinephiles, pop culture-lovers and nostalgia buffs: Throwback Thursdays. You might even see a special guest appearance by a celebrity connected to the film. There's something for every taste at Throwback Thursdays -- from When Harry Met Sally to The Maltese Falcon and beyond, with tributes to stars like Dennis Hopper and directors like Paul Thomas Anderson.
All the feel-good music, flavor and fun of New Orleans comes to Southern California with this Mardi Gras celebration at Santa Anita Park. Enjoy live Louisiana-style tunes and tuck into authentic Cajun eats as you bet on the ponies during an exciting day of Thoroughbred racing at The Great Race Place. Your Mardi Gras Package includes Club House admission, one 12-ounce craft beer and an authentic Cajun meal featuring half-portions of your choice of shrimp or catfish po'boys, along with gumbolaya, chicken sausage corn bisque or red beans. A complimentary racing program will fill you in on all the action happening on the track, and a wagering tip sheet will help you place bets on your choice of horses.
From the beating drums to the splashing paint to the sensory surprises at every turn, the Blue Man Group experience is wildly intense and totally unique. The show combines comedy, music and technology -- but no words -- to create a pulsing rhythm that unites people of all ages, languages and cultures in a spirit of joy. Reviewers describe it as "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny" -- and audiences often come away speechless, with huge smiles on their faces. An international sensation, the Blue Man Group has made themselves a longtime home at Boston's Charles Playhouse, nestled in the heart of the Theater District, just steps from Boston Common.
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 total high-energy package, Howl at the Moon is the experience that brings together a live concert AND a full bar, and the fun doesn't stop short at their spot in Universal City. Try switching out the DJ for a live show that features musicians jamming out to their own renditions of dance anthems and party hits. Whether it's that pop song you hear on repeat on the radio or a good old '90s throwback, Howl at the Moon re-charges each tune with a new, refreshing kick that gets the crowd jumping. Massive buckets of sugar-fueled cocktails also lend a hand to the party, with treats like sparkling vodka apple lemonade, a Fruit Roll-Up-inspired medley and more.
Even the biggest beer aficionados will find something new to love at the ninth annual Meet the Brewers Craft Beer Festival. Over 30 local breweries attend this special event celebrating beer from Monterey to Livermore, providing unlimited tastings so you can make double- or triple-sure your favorites really are your favorites. The festival has more beer on tap than you can shake a stick at, plus live music and food trucks serving burritos, BBQ, Latin food and baked goods. Local vendors will also be on hand, selling everything from jewelry and candles to hot sauce and grooming products. Hit up Hermitage Brewing Company in the heart of San Jose for this all-out beer bonanza.
No one escapes war unscathed. The Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue traces the legacy of war through three generations of a Puerto Rican-American family. Nineteen-year-old Elliot Ortiz is a Marine just back from Iraq, whose tales of war and the pain of a leg wound weave with his father's stories of the Vietnam War, and of his grandfather's experiences in the Korean War. The result is a poetic and often funny theatrical experience that The New York Times called "a theater work that succeeds on every level, while creating something new." This evocative tale from Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful) makes its way to the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.
One step at a time, Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," Anastasia, at the Broadhurst Theatre, is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
Soft-rock superstars Air Supply were the kings of the '80s romantic ballad, and they've been tugging at the heartstrings ever since. The duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock enjoyed a remarkable run of seven straight top-five singles in the early '80s, and songs like "Lost In Love," "All Out of Love," "The One That You Love" and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" continue to be staples of adult-contemporary radio. Relive those huge hits with this concert at the City National Civic in San Jose, and check out the Australian popsters' newer songs as well. '60s legends Starship ("White Rabbit," "Somebody to Love" and "We Built This City"), led by Mickey Thomas, will open the show.
The infectious beats of hip-hop meet the timeless sounds of classical music in this innovative evening featuring two of the genres' most progressive ambassadors. Grammy-nominated beatboxer and multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon will join forces with electric cellist and composer Wytold to bring you an unforgettable crash course in the fundamentals of remixing. Bacon, a Washington D.C. native, is known for his live, eclectic blend of classical, jazz and hip-hop arrangements, while his frequent collaborator Wytold loves to layer percussive bowing and melodic finger-picking on his six-string electric cello. Let's Remix the Classix! brings the duo back to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall with the National Symphony Orchestra to show you what Bernstein, Shostakovich, Prokofiev and more would sound like with a hip-hop beat.
Step into the Roaring 20s, when skirts were short and booze was a secret pleasure. Bathtub Full of Gin is Terrible Enfant's Theatre Company's new spectacular immersive dance party series, where evocative theatre performances combine with high energy electro swing music. The series features exclusive one-of-a-kind nightlife experiences with The Moonlight Dolls, inviting guests for a sexy, performance-filled dance party. From scintillating dance numbers to high flying, death defying aerial acts, everything is inspired by the nostalgia of the 1920's with an edgy modern steampunk twist. The scene and live entertainment provide the perfect escape from the daily routine.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)
The famed iX Tapa Cantina's lively one-hour mariachi show features a rotating lineup of some of the best musicians and ensembles in the country, and comes complete with a traditional three-course Mexican dinner. Choose from fajitas, carne asada and more from the special Goldstar menu, while you sip on a margarita or signature sangria available for purchase from the bar. A fine pairing of culture and cuisine, the Corazon De Mariachi dinner show will transport you from Old Town Pasadena to Old Mexico. Please see the full event description for menu options, which you can order upon arrival.
If Margaret Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth II were pitted against each other in a boxing match, who do you think would win? Or is it too hard to picture these primp and proper women in a physical fight? In which case, Handbagged may be one way to envision how two of the most powerful women in the world duke it out at the Round House Theatre. Behind closed palace doors, this comedy gives you a little idea of who'd have the upper hand if the gloves came off and the stiff upper lip softened. Don't miss the American premiere of this Olivier Award-winning UK play in Bethesda.
My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy tells the humorous and heartwarming tale of actor-comedian Brad Zimmerman, whose 29-year quest to build a performing career is supported by a "temporary" job in the restaurant industry. Zimmerman has opened for Joan Rivers, George Carlin and Brad Garrett, and you might also recognize him from The Sopranos, where he played Johnny Sack's lawyer. Now Zimmerman shares stories of his oft-hilarious family, career and none-too-successful love life in this one-man show at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.
Her day job may be battling zombies on The Walking Dead, but actress Danai Gurira also happens to be a Tony-nominated playwright (2016's Eclipse), whose 2015 work Familiar has been called "fiercely funny" by The New York Times. This inter-generational comedy finds a Minnesota bride wanting to observe a Zimbabwean tradition in honor of her heritage, which sets off a deep-rooted conflict with her immigrant parents. This new production comes to the stage at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in DC as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.
With an exuberant score from Prokofiev, a kindly Fairy Godmother, some comical stepsisters, a handsome prince and spunky Cinderella herself, this rendition of the beloved fairy tale garnered rave reviews when Ballet Arizona debuted it in 2011. None other than the New York Times raved that Ballet Arizona "tells the Cinderella story with compelling human detail," and now the beloved fable is coming to Phoenix Symphony Hall. Choreographed by artistic director Ib Andersen, this production of Cinderella breathes new life into the classic romance with the beauty, grace and humor that have made Ballet Arizona one of Phoenix's most beloved cultural institutions.
The first Broadway play written by an African-American woman, A Raisin in the Sun is a masterpiece that The New York Times credits with changing American theater forever. First produced in 1959 and adapted two years later into a now-classic film starring Sidney Poitier, A Raisin in the Sun is as powerful today as it was 50 years ago. Now Harlem Repertory Theatre presents the limited return of this incredible story to their stage -- a story that follows the Youngers, an African-American family attempting to move from a crowded two-bedroom apartment into a "white" neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. But a new house is just one of the Youngers' many dreams. Three generations each yearn for different versions of a better life -- whether it's a business, or a spouse, or the right to live with long-denied dignity.
Described by the New York Times as filled with "wit and zest," and "terrific, refreshing fun," I Love You Because follows a couple who must navigate the treacherous perils of dating, and deal with the (sometimes hilarious) peaks and valleys of relationships in the twenty-first century. Channeling the spirit of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Austin, a newly-single, uptight greeting card writer, meets Marcy, a bohemian photographer who's looking for romance in all the wrong places. Throw in their two opinionated friends overflowing with (often terrible) advice, and you have four people in serious need of some love lessons. Catch this modern-day musical love story -- with music by Joshua Salzman and book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham -- at San Diego's Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center.
The assassination of Malcolm X -- both the story we think we know and illuminating details that have seldom been shared -- is brought to vivid, lyrical life in award-winning writer Marcus Gardley's new play, X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar provides a framework for Gardley to deepen our understanding of one of America's most complex, compelling historical figures and explore the tumultuous landscape of ideology and activism in the 1960s. Now, this gripping New York Times "Critic's Pick" comes to off-Broadway at The Theatre at St. Clement's from The Acting Company.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast brings its enchanting tale and Academy Award-winning score to the Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston. Based on the beloved 1991 animated film, this worldwide hit stage adaptation has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. The acclaimed musical tells the story of Belle, an intelligent young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who's really a young prince under the spell of a witch's curse. Time is running out, and if the Beast doesn't learn his lesson soon, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity. Filled with colorful characters and dazzling songs, including "Be Our Guest" and the unforgettable title song, this tale as old as time will entertain the whole family.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted and Audio-Described Performance)
Avast, ye scurvy dogs! Circus Vargas is back with an all new show that's sure to spark joy in the hearts of landlubbers and swabbies alike. America's favorite traveling big top circus adds a fantastical new level of swashbuckling spectacle to its music-filled extravaganza with Dreaming of Pirates at Westfield Plaza Bonita in National City. Jam-packed with aerial feats, acrobatics and clowning, not to mention a colorful cast of characters, world-class performers, singing, comedy and more, Dreaming of Pirates has plenty of treasures for the whole family to enjoy. Before the show, kids have the chance to step into the ring and learn circus skills. After the show, stick around to meet and take pictures with the cast.
More than 180 exhibitors from across the globe will showcase a variety of beautiful wares at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show. There's something for everyone here, from the curious browser to the novice collector and the seasoned pro. An extraordinary variety of fine art, antique jewelry, rare books, furniture and glass will be on display. Don't miss one of the most anticipated events of the year in the art and collector community, where beauty in all forms will be available for you to see, appreciate and purchase.
Their loyalty was questioned, their freedom taken away -- but their spirit could never be broken. Rejoice in one family's triumphant story of hope, love and forgiveness in the new Broadway musical: Allegiance. Inspired by true events, Allegiance is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, this powerful show follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. Legendary performer George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes), who was himself an internee as a child, stars in this enthralling and epic Los Angeles premiere at the Aratani Theatre.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is more than just the tale of a wayfaring toy rabbit -- it's a story about being loved and learning to love. Based on the award-winning book by beloved children's author Kate DiCamillo (Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux), this moving stage adaptation follows Edward, an elegant porcelain rabbit who's snatched from the arms of the little girl who adores him. His easy existence becomes an epic, sometimes painful journey that touches the lives of everyone he meets -- from an old fisherman to a little boy protecting his sister. This poignant production of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane will enchant audience members of all ages at Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre.
If you're slow on the social media uptake, not up on apps and still can't figure out how to pronounce "gif," Megabytes! is the production for you. This musical revue features comedic songs and sketches that delve into the frustrations, annoyances and occasional joys of surviving in a high-tech world. Playwright Morris Bobrow ushers you through the kinds of relatable situations your basic, everyday non-techie person knows all too well. Log off from swiping, scrolling and surfing and spend a little quality analog time at San Francisco's Shelton Theater.
Winterfest Live! is back this year for another chill afternoon of premium beer tasting, with samples of more than 150 lagers, porters, stouts and other craft beverages available to try from your stein. With five different areas of XFINITY Live Philadelphia to explore, you can go from bull riding at the PBR Bar & Grill to table dancing at the Victory Beer Hall and beyond. You'll enjoy live bands and DJ entertainment, relaxing fire pits and lounge areas, games, giveaways and plenty of food for purchase, plus access to the official after-party. More than 75 breweries are expected to share their wares.
Kansas City social workers Penni and Nathan have to walk a fine line between doing everything they can to help disadvantaged children without getting emotionally involved in their cases -- a difficult task made even harder by the fact that the pair used to be lovers. When the two are assigned the case of a nine-year old boy named Ontario, tempers flare as they clash over how best to help the wayward child. Moving drama Ontario Was Here comes to the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.
One will rule. One will fall. Two extraordinary women clash in a power play over the right to rule in Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart. Elizabeth I, Queen of England, must decide the fate of her jailed cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, who is accused of treason. After a single clandestine meeting where both women's ambitions are unmasked, the fate of two countries is decided. Jenn Thompson, former artistic director of The Actors Company Theater, stages Peter Oswald's electrifying take on this fascinating drama at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Set in a local hair salon, Shear Madness is a hilarious whodunit with you as a central character and jokes and lines as up-to-date as the morning's news. When the beauty parlor's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues, with audience members called upon to make sense of the clues, question the actors and ultimately solve the crime. This award-winning Boston institution, ongoing at the Charles Playhouse since 1980, boasts new clues and ripped-from-the-headlines humor every night, resulting in rollicking repeat visits, and has spawned 50 different productions in cities as far-flung as Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Tel Aviv, Melbourne and Johannesburg.
The stage is set for the big comedy varieté show, the theater is packed, the band is ready -- but the tour bus with all the performers has broken down! Now Frank Olivier must pull off the show of his life and perform all 16 twisted variety acts himself, aided only by Flynch, his loyal hunchback assistant. The Twisted Cabaret Orchestra accompanies as Olivier delights with juggling, mind reading, knife-throwing, magic, fire-eating and other unbelievable feats. See the madcap variety show that the New York Times called "wickedly funny" at the Hale's Ales Palladium Theater in Seattle.
The women of Second City bet you 72 cents on the dollar you'll fall head over heels for She the People. A lineup of Chicago comedians come together at UP Comedy Club each Sunday to deliver this hilarious Girlfriends' Guide to Sisters Doing it for Themselves. This mimosa-and-madness-fueled feminist foray takes on everything from having it all to having that sick feeling your government is trying to send your sex back to the Middle Ages. Join them as they dismantle the patriarchy and tackle insanely relevant topics in today's society, all with sharp wit and even sharper tongues.
This Valentine's Day, love is in the air in Schaumburg as Laugh Out Loud Theater's hilarious improvisers set their sights on the world of modern romance. From Tinder to tenderness, no romantic stone is left unturned in Love Me Tinder, a show poking fun at dating, romance and everything in between. And since it's all created in the moment, you never know what might happen. Whether you're looking for a fun date night or just a laugh at Cupid's expense, you're sure to find it with this show.
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.
In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators. Her writing offers insights on timely issues such as gender, race, gay rights and the media, as well as her own pet peeves -- among them celebrity culture, tourists and strollers. The New York Times Book Review calls Lebowitz an "important humorist in the classic tradition." Purveyor of urban cool, Lebowitz is a cultural satirist who's often been called a modern-day Dorothy Parker. Now, Fran brings her acerbic views on current events (including Trump, tax bills and more) to Seattle's Benaroya Hall stage for an exclusive one-night-only engagement. She'll be interviewed by Paul Constant, co-founder of The Seattle Review of Books.
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.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 10:00pm (Get It On Tape)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 11:00pm (Friday Late Night Headliners)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 4:30pm (Two Milk Minimum)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 5:00pm (Just For Laughs Masters Showcase)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 9:00pm (Swingin' Sundays with The Jasons)Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 10:00pm (Hump Day Late Night)Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 10:00pm (Thirsty Thursdays with Danny Jolles - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Don Friesen From Showtime)
Packed with a high-powered mix of musical styles, from rock and gospel to folk and funk, the world's first rock opera traces the last week in the life of the social and political rebel Jesus of Nazareth through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. Chart-topping songs such as "Everything's Alright," "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and the high-octane title number highlight the struggles of Jesus' dramatic days before his crucifixion. Don't miss this contemporary and timeless classic -- featuring the Tony-winning tunes of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice -- when it comes to the stage at the Landis Performing Arts Center in Riverside.
A legend returns home as NBA great and Georgetown alum Patrick Ewing takes over as head coach for the Hoyas men's team. After a disappointing finish last season, the Hoyas under coach Ewing are going to be coming out of the gates strong as they look to battle their way back to the top of the Big East and return to March Madness glory. With the pep band blasting and the students whooping it up, there's nothing more exciting than college basketball, and the Hoyas are one of the sport's most consistently fierce teams. So lock in your tickets now and cheer them on at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Hot on the heels of their successful Cabarave holiday production, the daring and expressive minds of RatHaus team up with the Tesla of the Tease, Elektra Cute, to bring you Love Languages, a delicious, delirious blend of burlesque, aerial arts, live music and dancing that puts the heart in Valentine's. Catch the excitement at The Lab Theater in Minneapolis.
Before it became the feature film starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, The Last Five Years began as a stirring stage musical that was hailed as one of the 10 best shows of 2001 by Time Magazine. Told through inventive and heartrending songs, The Last Five Years is a two-person show that navigates the ins and outs -- and beginning and ending -- of a marriage. Written by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade), this Drama Desk Award winner is the story of a couple's five-year relationship, from the thrilling pangs of new love to their painful final separation. There is, however, a twist: The man retells the relationship from beginning to end, while the woman relates their story in reverse. The two characters' emotional timelines converge in the middle of the show -- at their wedding. See this heartfelt song cycle at Seattle's 12th Ave Arts.
Annie and her brother Jack climb up into their backyard treehouse and climb back down more than 400 years in the past in the Midwest premiere of this hip-hop musical based on the acclaimed book by children's author Mary Pope Osborne. Teaming up with none other than William Shakespeare himself, the daring sibling duo must overcome a severe case of stage fright to save the playwright's big show -- and in the process discover that history is made by people who conquer their fears. Full of Hamilton-style hip-hop beats, Magic Tree House: Showtime With Shakespeare at the Apollo Theater in Chicago is a tuneful tale of time travel and theater.
A haunting love triangle triggers an unexpected chain of events in this poetic play, now making its West Coast premiere at North Hollywood's Road on Magnolia. In the early stages of a new relationship, Sarah and Sam are lovers happily discovering each other. But when Nate, Sarah's best friend since childhood, shows up unannounced on Sarah's doorstep, she's left questioning what and who she wants in this humorous and heartbreaking look at love, memory and the decisions that alter life's course. Don't miss this New York Times Critic's Pick from Anna Ziegler, the author of Actually.
World-famous pop superstar Rachel Marron has hired former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer to protect her from an anonymous stalker. At first, the headstrong and free-spirited Marron finds herself at odds with her disciplined and risk-averse bodyguard -- but as her stalker's threats intensify, she and Farmer begin to fall in love. The Bodyguard is a breathtaking musical adaptation of the 1992 romantic thriller that starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, and it's coming to The Bushnell in Hartford with Grammy-nominated R&B star Deborah Cox in the lead role and featuring irresistible songs like "Queen of the Night," "So Emotional" and one of the biggest-selling songs of all time: "I Will Always Love You."
Follow the adventures of Sonny, an inquisitive little fox who sets out to explore the world in the San Diego State University theater department's Theatre for Youth production of Foxtales. Along the way, Sonny meets other animals who teach him valuable lessons about the importance of friendship and working together. Each encounter has a moral and each moral is presented in song drawn from Aesop's Fables. Young audiences will love this show at the Don Powell Theatre.
What does it mean to be a man? If you asked a hundred people, you'd probably get a hundred different answers. Yank! A WWII Love Story follows Stu, a scared Midwestern kid who gets drafted for World War II in 1943. He becomes a photographer for Yank Magazine, the journal "for and by the servicemen." The story at Chicago's Pride Arts Center Broadway Stage blends humor and drama, with a score that pays homage to the 1940s and explores what it means to struggle, to be a man, and what it is to fall in love.
Four women deal with dieting, exercise, plastic surgery, sex over the age of 40 and other body image issues with humor and pizzazz in WaistWatchers: The Musical. This clever and catchy show at Phoenix's Herberger Theater Center is packed with original music inspired by beloved pop songs and show tunes for the themes at hand. Song titles include "Botox Queen," "Viagra" and "I Hope I Lose It." You might not shed any belly fat, but you'll have plenty of belly laughs, which are delicious and calorie-free. It's nonstop action, music and laughs!
You don't have to be a student to enjoy comedy in the University District. Whether you're looking for a study break in between finals or trying to change up the usual Friday night dinner date, Laughs Comedy Club in Seattle's U-District is the go-to for a prime stand-up experience. Comedians from Last Comic Standing, Conan and the Laugh Factory regularly make their way through this venue, whose owners trek out to the Montreal Comedy Fest every year to scope out the next rising sensation, bringing them to Seattle to crack some jokes. Skip the cover fees and have a laugh at this intimate spot.
The Atlanta Gladiators offer three hours of exciting, action-packed entertainment at the spectacular Infinite Energy Center. The Gladiators, an affiliate of the NHL Boston Bruins, take on the top prospects of numerous NHL teams throughout the season. You won't want to miss any of the hard-hitting action as the Gladiators battle it out in their quest for the Kelly Cup. Hit up some of the arena's fully stocked concessions areas for everything from specialty hot dogs to fried pickles. Chill with a craft beer or match the on-the-ice intensity with a Rockstar Energy Drink.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 7:35pm (vs. Manchester Monarchs) Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:05pm (vs. Jacksonville Icemen) Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:05pm (vs. Kalamazoo Wings) Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 7:35pm (vs. Orlando Solar Bears)
Two iconic African-American leaders meet in a Harlem hotel room in 1965 to debate the future of the Civil Rights Movement. This charged and emotional encounter between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X never actually happened, but playwright Jeff Stetson channels the two men's psyches and egos with rare insight and unsettling power as they argue their differing visions for nationwide change. As their no-holds-barred conversation expands and deepens, the two contrasting personalities come to learn much about one another and -- together -- discover common ground. More relevant now than ever, the powerful, award-winning drama The Meeting takes the stage at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.
Chris Bender presents Bugaboo & The Silent One, an original play from acclaimed writer-director Marja-Lewis Ryan. After 42 days alone in jail, loudmouth Bugaboo "comes fully to Jesus" and sets out to save the soul of her new silent cellie. Award-winning actress Heidi Sulzman stars in this intimate look at the power of female friendship in the face of harrowing circumstances presented at The Lounge Theatre in Los Angeles.
This pub crawl and historic tour will take you through some of New York's most fascinating bars while tracing the history of the mafia from its beginnings up to the present day. You'll see where the famous five families formed in Midtown Manhattan, stop by Sparks Steakhouse and visit the scene where Paul Castellano was shot and John Gotti rose to power. Next, your guide will escort you down to New York's hippest hidden prohibition-themed speakeasy before giving you a guided tour of Little Italy. You'll also check out the church from The Godfather and see sites depicted in classic shows like The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire. The tour takes off from the Grand Clock at Grand Central Terminal in Midtown.
High school is hard enough without being bullied by the popular kids and tormented by an overprotective mother. Add some fearsome supernatural powers and you have a recipe for bloodshed in Carrie: The Musical, based on Stephen King's bestselling novel. A legendary Broadway flop when first produced in 1988, the show was rebuilt from the ground up and transformed into a hit off-Broadway production filled with song and dance honoring its nerve-shredding source material. The paranormal musical thriller, now at the Area Stage Company in Coral Gables, is designed and directed by Carbonell Award winner John Rodaz and will feature a live orchestra with Richard Kaydas as musical director and conductor.
Black Madonnas have been challenging the normative view of Christianity for more than eight hundred years by depicting Mary and Jesus with dark skin. In Mother of the Dark Water, five modern-day black women are inspired by original images of the Black Madonna to challenge the forces in the normative feminist movement that seek to silence their voices and mask their individuality. Drawn from personal stories, original poetry and dance, this play written and directed by Lauren Wells at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago celebrates the power of speaking out, resistance and self-love.
It's 1985 and aspiring rockstar Robbie Heart lives in his grandmother's basement biding his time as New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of every party -- until his fiancée leaves him at the altar. Robbie promptly falls for Julia, an admiring young waitress. Unfortunately, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street tycoon, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. Based on the hit Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore romantic comedy, with a score straight out of the 1980s pop songbook, The Wedding Singer at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre takes audiences back to a time when hair was big, collars were up and greed was good.
The hottest team in town is the Ontario Fury, which kicks off its fourth season in the Major Arena Soccer League with intense indoor soccer action. The team is made up of rising stars and veterans from the MLS, the nation's top collegiate squads and international players -- all under the tutelage of experienced coach Bernie Lilavois. Bring your family out to beautiful Citizens Business Bank Arena and enjoy the fast-paced action of the world's most popular sport.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 7:05pm (Fury vs. Tacoma Stars)Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:05pm (Fury vs. San Diego Sockers)
The Summer Club Big Band brings the seasonal heat this Valentine's Day with an entire evening's worth of sparkling entertainment at the Philadelphia Theatre Company's Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Get warmed up with a free dance lesson and a happy hour with drink specials. Then the joint really starts jumping as actor-singer and Philadelphia favorite Jeffrey Coon joins Larry Lees' 17-piece swing orchestra, along with a cast of amazing singers and dancers, to put on a show featuring more than 20 great tunes, including "I've Got You Under My Skin," "L-O-V-E" and "It Had To Be You." And the night's not over yet -- you and your sweetheart are invited to stick around for an after-show party with the performers and musicians.
X barks the spot in PAW Patrol's latest live adventure! On the day of Adventure Bay's big Pirate Day celebration, Ryder and his team of pirate-attired pups scamper into action to rescue Cap'n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. In the process, the cave-diving canines discover a secret map to buried pirate treasure. Together they set out over land and sea to find the treasure for the Pirate Day celebration before the nefarious Mayor Humdinger from nearby Foggy Bottom can steal it for himself. It's all pups on deck for this pirate adventure -- including the group's newest member, Tracker. Join the fun when PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure comes to the Chicago Theatre.
Josephine has a dead-end job, she still lives with her mother, and has settled into the uncomfortable comfort of being single at age 37. But when she's given the possibility of change, she starts taking tentative steps towards a new life. Melissa Ross' Nice Girl is a play about the difficulties and joys of figuring out who you are -- and letting go of who you were supposed to be. Find out how it all plays out on the stage of Chicago's Raven Theatre.
Located in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp District, Mad House Comedy Club is the perfect place to catch some of the best and brightest young comedians, not to mention local favorites, along with familiar faces from TV and national headliners. These hot comics boast major credits, including The Tonight Show, Late Show, Comedy Central, Key & Peele and tons more. With a full bar and food menu, Mad House makes it easy to make a night of it.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 7:30pm (Brian Simpson)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 9:45pm (Brian Simpson)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 7:30pm (Brian Simpson)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 9:45pm (Brian Simpson)Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Alex Hooper)Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Brenton Biddlecomb as seen on All Things Comedy Network)Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Charlene Mae as seen on Mike and Molly)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm (Sean Grant as seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live)
With a Roaring Twenties speakeasy vibe, appetizers, desserts, a reenactment of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and even an epic pie fight to cap off the night, here's one Valentine's party that'll win you all the likes on Instagram (and points for originality from your date, too!). Get dressed up like the dapper gent or flapper dame you know you secretly are and enjoy a post-Valentine's Day bash like no other, featuring an incredible array of retro entertainment including Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang. Throughout the night, the bartender will be pouring sinful Prohibition era-inspired cocktails, and a team of professional actors will stage a reenactment of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. It all ends with a good ol' fashioned pie fight -- an insanely fun (and insanely messy!) tribute to the slapstick staple made famous by Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy. Don't miss the evening's festivities at 1720 in L.A.
Playwright Mary Chase won a Pulitzer Prize for Harvey, her classic comedy about a mild-mannered middle-aged man named Elwood, his domineering, social-climber sister Veta, and Elwood's best friend -- a giant invisible rabbit named Harvey. To save her family from the horror of embarrassment, Veta tries to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium, but plans go awry and Veta gets hospitalized instead, setting off a hilarious chain of events. A long-running Broadway hit, Harvey was adapted into an Oscar-winning 1950 movie starring James Stewart. Now it comes to the Don Bluth Front Row Theatre in Scottsdale.
Heklina's about to get heckled by some of the best shade-throwers in the biz, as hostess Jackie Beat and an all-star lineup of Bay Area divas gather at the Castro to mercilessly rake her over the comedy coals. The Queen of Mean can dish it out, so you'll want to be on hand to see if she can take it, when Peaches Christ, Jinkx Monsoon, Alaska Thunderfuck, Ana Matronic, Sister Roma and Superstar Julie Brown come together to roast the San Francisco nightlife legend and co-founder of Trannyshack, Mother and Oasis.
Puccini's story of love, loss and the artistic world of 19th-century Paris comes to vibrant life in this stunning Zeffirelli production at New York's Metropolitan Opera House, which you can enjoy with an included glass of sparkling wine. Featuring strikingly designed sets and costumes, not to mention an exciting cast of singers, La Bohème finds the poor poet Rodolfo and the painter Marcello drawn into a tangle of love and jealousy after the frail Mimi knocks on their door. These youthful dreamers navigate the complicated maze of romance amid the colorful Bohemian enclaves of the city and its snowy streets, until they realize they can no longer hide from the world's harsh realities. The cast features Pretty Yende, Matthew Polezani, Davide Luciano, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo and conductor Domingo Hindoyan. A huge hit when Puccini premiered it in 1896, the opera's popularity and power hasn't dimmed since.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 8:30pm
Housed in a 1909 brick building on the Seattle waterfront, Highway 99 Blues Club and Restaurant is inspired by the juke joints of the American South and the neighborhood blues clubs of Chicago. Dubbing themselves "the West Coast Home of the Blues," the venue fully embraces the culture and music. On stage, you'll see regional and national touring artists cranking out everything from zydeco to honky-tonk to roots and Americana. Meanwhile, the venue itself is studded with "old timey" touches like a 34-foot bar made from antique doors and blue velvet benches collected from an old Masonic Temple. The walls are covered with photos snapped by some of the country's best blues photographers. And to round out the juke joint experience, the kitchen pumps out Southern-style comfort food -- think jambalaya and chicken gumbo -- while the bar whips up cocktails named for blues legends like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (CD Woodbury Trio)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (The 44s)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Ben Smith's Dreamwreck)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Hank Shreve Band)Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Randy Hansen’s Jimi Hendrix Revolution)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pm (Big Time Double Bill with: Sister Mercy and very special guest - The Ty Curtis Band)Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 8:00pm (Polly O'Keary & the Rhythm Method with Special Guest: The Eric Rice Band)Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 8:00pm (Dudley Taft)
"It's in the nature of this judicial system that one is condemned not only in innocence but also in ignorance." Picture this: A 30-year-old man going about his day, when suddenly without cause or warning, he is arrested while at work. Two unidentified agents from an unknown agency arrest this man for an unspecified crime. While this story might sound as if it had been ripped from the headlines, it is from Franz Kafka's 1914/15 The Trial. Synetic Theater will explore the struggles of "K" and his encounters with the invisible Law and the untouchable Court. Unlike some of the productions at Synetic Theater at Crystal City, this show will have dialogue.
Deep in the American South, Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were nine. She's Jewish, he's Christian; he's black, she's white. Their differences intensify their connection, until sexual desire complicates everything in surprising, compulsive ways. An unexpected love story about where souls meet and the consequences of growing up, The Mystery of Love & Sex can be enjoyed at Atlanta's Out Front Theatre Company.
In 1962, Antonio Carlos "Tom" Jobim wrote "The Girl From Ipanema," a sultry bossa nova song about a pretty girl from Rio de Janeiro that has since gone on to become one of the most recognized and recorded songs in history. On the 55th anniversary of the song's groundbreaking Grammy win, an ensemble made up of New York's top contemporary musicians at New York's Club Bonafide pay homage to the song and Jobim's Brazilian-jazz legacy. Vocalist Julie Eigenberg (aka Julie E.) joins guitar master Andres Laprida and Helio Schiavo in this one-of-a-kind event that celebrates the life and sounds of the iconic bossa nova composer.
Just like powerful music itself, two-time Grammy Award winner Melanie Fiona exudes soulful charm, wit and a genuine storytelling ability that expresses both vulnerability and strength. Her distinctive voice has captivated the hearts and minds of countless souls. The Toronto native, who is signed and managed by Title 9 Productions, is creating new awe-inspiring music that promises to infiltrate the psyche of her fans. Don't miss this mesmerizing singer live when Melanie Fiona takes the stage at B.B. King Blues Club in NYC.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Flipping the tables on film noir tropes, solo performer Jill Vice's A Fatal Step tells its shadowy tale not from the point of view of a hardboiled detective, but from that of the femme fatale, those sultry - and deadly - bombshells at the heart of the genre. An SF Fringe Festival Best of Fest winner, Vice (Tipped & Tipsy) combines "an impressive array of body language and vocal talent" (Huffington Post) in her original shows. This one-woman noir centers on Sarah, who decides to take matters into her own hands when another woman dares to come between her and her handsome podiatrist. A Fatal Step has already taken home the Audience Choice award at IndyFringe, and now it comes to The Marsh.
This Tony Award-winning dark comedy from Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, the scribe behind Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, poses unanswerable questions: Can stories hold the power to cause atrocities? Where is the line between truth and fairy tale? Is a life of horror worth living at all? Set largely within an interrogation room in an unnamed totalitarian state, a fiction writer is being interrogated by the police, who suspect him of committing a series of child murders that bear an uncanny similarity to the crimes described in his short stories. As the writer struggles to defend his life, the detectives inform him that they've also arrested his mentally impaired brother -- who has just implicated him in the murders. The Pillowman is a dark, twisty, brutal masterpiece by one of Ireland's most treasured writers, now coming to The Abyss Studio in Wilton Manors.
A coal miner's son raised deep in the hills of West Virginia, stand-up comedian Jared Logan has some stories to tell. Since leaving the rural hollars, his contagiously giddy and cartoonish stand-up act has been wowing audiences across the country with his razor sharp satire whose targets (and fascinations) extend way beyond the small, if extremely colorful, world of his upbringing. He's also appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, TBS, was a featured comic on Collegehumor.com and wrote for The Late Late Show with James Corden. He took home the award for Best Comedian at the Chicago Comedy Awards and won the Comedy Idol Competition in Detroit. See him live when he hits the stage at Zanies in Rosemont.
Journey to far away ancient China in this magical tale of a powerful Emperor and the rarest of treasures - the enchanted nightingale, based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Experience a magical Tai Chi practice, colorful fan dancing, a royal wardrobe, and above all, a most valuable story celebrating the wealth in generosity and the culture and artistry of the Far East. Witness a show unlike any other at Burbank's Garry Marshall Theatre, and you can even meet the cast in the lobby after the performance!
Red and White Fleet's California Twilight Cruise is a relaxed two-hour cruise with views of the spectacular city lights, live guitar entertainment, light appetizers and a hot or cold beverage from the bar in a warm and cozy atmosphere. The boat features heated indoor viewing decks with large windows and comfortable seats as well as outdoor viewing decks for taking in the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and the infamous Alcatraz.
Penned by Emmy Award nominee Keith Huff (Broadway's A Steady Rain) and directed by Gary Griffin (Broadway's The Color Purple), Six Corners follows two burnt-out violent-crimes unit detectives trying to close the puzzling murder case of a C.T.A. employee. What should be a simple open-and-shut case evolves into a horrifying mystery and unearths a legacy of violence stretching back years in this production by American Blues Theater at Chicago's Stage 773.
The entertainment extravaganza known as Kiss Kiss Cabaret combines comedy, burlesque, magic and juggling for an ever-changing, always-fresh weekly variety show. The long-standing Chicago production has moved to a new, state-of-the-art venue -- Uptown Underground. Hosted by funny and bawdy personalities and backed by a red-hot band, the Kiss Kiss Coquettes entertain with their seductive striptease. But each exciting show also features comedians, feats of magic, juggling, acrobatics and plenty of special guests. Plus, you can purchase libations from a fully stocked bar before and during the show.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:00pm
The longest-running dinner show in Las Vegas, Marriage Can Be Murder is an interactive and outrageous murder mystery experience in which the actors are planted among you and the other unsuspecting guests. This award-winning two-hour experience at The D Casino Hotel is a murder-mystery dinner show like no other, featuring a host of hilarious characters, confounding clues and plenty of audience interaction. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal and become part of the fun as you try to figure out "whodunit" in this one-of-a-kind show.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM)
This is the most dazzling display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals you'll ever see under one roof. Since the 1960s, the International Gem and Jewelry Show has been bringing a fantastic selection of jewelry at the lowest prices to locations across the country. At this year's show at Dulles Expo Center in Virginia, you can expect to find colored gemstones, exquisite fine jewelry, gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets, beads and crystals, ethnic jewelry, classic pearls, vintage estate jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands, designer watches and one-of-a-kind seasonal pieces. With a varied selection and special show pricing direct from worldwide designers and manufacturers, the International Gem and Jewelry Show is perfect for gem enthusiasts, jewelry lovers and anyone looking for unique new accessories at a great price.
Set in a local hair salon and with lines as up-to-date as the morning's news, Shear Madness is a hilarious whodunit with you as a central character. When the salon's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues. Audience members are called upon to match wits with the suspects and try to catch the killer at this wildly popular comedy where "shrieks of laughter night after night" can be heard at the Kennedy Center, according to the Washington Post.
Verdict is completely unlike the other works by the British murder mystery writer. Whereas her stories often weave a tangled web as we look for the killer, Verdict examines the web of psychology, relationships and morality. Fleeing persecution, professor Karl Hendryk and his invalid wife, Anya, make a home in London. Anya's cousin and caretaker, Lisa, suppresses romantic feelings for Karl, a forbidden relationship which bubbles to the surface when Karl takes on private lessons with a spoiled student. As passions rise, one has to ask, is it possible to love a person with such idealism that it becomes destructive? Witness Agatha Christie's unique drama at Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale.
Ken Garr grew up on the south side of Chicago. The son of a retired Chicago Fire Fighter and Homemaker, Ken proudly hails from three generations of fire fighters. The youngest of four children, Ken's hilarious views on life are derived from growing up in a blue-collar family with his own white collar aspirations. Ken's countless life experiences include a recent divorce, his "boring" job at a Wall Street firm and his numerous run-ins with the law and subsequent trips to the hospital. A graduate of the world-famous Second City Conservatory in Chicago, Ken performs regularly at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and has performed in both the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and the Big Sky Comedy Festival. He can be seen regularly at the world famous Hollywood Improv and Ice House Comedy Club. Ken brings the influential characters of his life to stage with energy and zeal to produce a show that is nothing less than extraordinary. See him at Zanies Rosemont.
One of Broadway's biggest and most compelling hits in recent years, Next to Normal nabbed three Tonys and a Pulitzer for its heartbreaking, humorous and unflinchingly authentic look at a seemingly normal modern family struggling with the effects of bipolar disorder. Featuring original songs by Tom Kitt (American Idiot), including "Just Another Day," "You Don't Know" and "Superboy and the Invisible Girl," this emotional powerhouse of a musical addresses grief, suburban life and even ethics in modern psychiatry. The New York Times called it "much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical." Now, this arresting new production of Next to Normal comes to the Media Theatre
Looking for something big and sexy this Saturday night? You're in luck! The Comedy Bar's latest variety show is so big, so sexy, the only logical conclusion was to call it was The Big Sexy Show. A fun n' sassy mix of stand-up (featuring some of the funniest up-and-coming comics in Chicago), burlesque and a plethora of variety acts, The Big Sexy Show's a great way to spend a night out with friends -- and the best new way to check out the city's only downtown comedy club.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 11:00pm
A year ago, Orson Bean's autobiographical comedy Safe at Home won the L.A. Drama Critics' "Best Solo Show of the Year" award. Now, the longtime actor (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Desperate Housewives) and wonderful wit follows up that triumph with this companion piece, starring he and his wife, Alley Mills (The Wonder Years). These veterans of film, stage and television share the story of how they came together as two very different people -- and have stayed together for more than 25 years. With humor, pathos and an occasional song, Alright Then entertains and charms as it shares the magical love story of these incredible artists at the Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice.
When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been exactly 60 years since Brown Versus the Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and, more importantly, where we go from here. Catch this important drama courtesy of Phoenix's Black Theatre Troupe.
James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags (his odious aunts), and he's a very lonely little boy indeed. One day, something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden, a peach starts to grow and grow ... and grow. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects, all waiting to take James on a magical adventure of enormous proportions. Crawl inside the giant peach and take a peek for yourself when this delightful show -- based on Roald Dahl's beloved book and featuring music by the Tony- and Academy Award-winning songwriting team behind Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight and La La Land -- comes to Anaheim's Chance Theater.
Best known as a film by Alfred Hitchcock, Dial M for Murder was first a successful stage play written by another English master of suspense, Frederick Knott (Wait Until Dark). In this production of the classic thriller, Tony Wendice plans to murder his unfortunate wife to claim her fortune for himself. He arranges for the perfect crime ... but things don't quite go according to plan. This timeless masterpiece of construction and plotting weaves a tangled web of clues and red herrings, back-stabbings and blackmail that will keep you hooked from start to finish. Catch Dial M for Murder at Chanticleers Theatre in Castro Valley.
Stay up late with The Second City as they bring you their latest and greatest with After Hours, a late-night improv show. It's interactive. It's hyperactive. It's the most fun you can have past bedtime. Come see an entirely improvised, entirely ridiculous 60 minutes that'll leave you with a full-fledged comedy hangover at Chicago's UP Comedy Club.
In this boundary-stretching hybrid of theater and dance, two of Canada's most celebrated companies -- Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre -- portray a state of shock and all-encompassing bewilderment in the wake of disaster. You want to look away but you keep getting drawn in. Meanwhile, a crisis-management team keeps the emergency situation alive, a trusted voice urges coming to terms with the past, and a steady supply of "The Show" provides all the escape and pleasure you crave. Don't miss this avant garde experience at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
Head once more into the breach, dear friends, with A Noise Within's rousing production of Shakespeare's epic battle story Henry V. There's sword-fighting aplenty as when the charismatic Warrior King, formerly the riotous and rebellious Prince Hal, rallies his "band of brothers" to recover territories from the French. He also woos the beautiful Princess Katherine of France, winning both her heart and the Battle of Agincourt, against considerable odds.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm
One of Boston's oldest comedy houses and one of the top clubs in the country, Nick's Comedy Stop has hosted such legendary comedians as Denis Leary, Jerry Seinfeld, Phyllis Diller, Lenny Clarke and Jay Leno for more than 30 years. Nick's draws national headliners while providing a space for up-and-coming talent, as well as the leading local stand-up comics in Boston, including Steve Sweeney and Joe Wong. This hub for humor -- named the Top Comedy Club in Boston by Travel + Leisure magazine -- is located in the heart of the city's Theater District.
Nobody knows music and culture like Jazz at Lincoln Center, so when they opened an intimate jazz club, you knew you could count on the best music, food and drinks. And that's exactly what Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola offers. They present world-class jazz every night in front of the breathtaking backdrop of Manhattan's glittery skyline overlooking Central Park. Located in the Time Warner Center, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola serves up red-hot jazz, handcrafted cocktails and Southern-style food, all with a flair that can only be found in New York.
Few single instruments can conjure up a whole culture like a fingerpicked acoustic guitar can Latin America, and few guitarist can wield that transportive instrument like Argentinian Andres Laprida. Mentored by Brazilian masters like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Laprida has since become an internationally acclaimed performer, composer and producer, collaborating with everyone from Gato Barbieri to New London Consort Orchestra to DJ Spooky. In this "Libertango" Argentinian Guitar Fest concert, Laprida will pay tribute to the bossa nova sound of Jobim and salute his compatriot Astor Piazzolla with some nuevo tango, as well as perform his own music. So, come out to Club Bonafide in New York City and, for one night at least, be transported to Argentina by the sounds of Andres Laprida.
Harbor Breeze's Whale Watching Cruise is your chance to channel your inner Jacques Cousteau and create some lifelong memories. And since one of the country's best aquariums is right next door, you're in good hands on this seafaring adventure. An educator from the Aquarium of the Pacific will guide you as you marvel at gray or blue whales (depending on the season), plus others majestic creatures, like the distinctive humpback, killer whales and several kinds of dolphins.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 9:00am (Boarding Begins at 8:30am)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 9:00am (Boarding Begins at 8:30am)
Catch tomorrow's NHL stars as the San Diego Gulls tear up the ice in exciting American Hockey League play. After finishing last season in the Pacific Division Finals, the Gulls are going to be bringing the intensity as they set their sights on the Calder Cup. As the AHL affiliate for the Anaheim Ducks, the Gulls play a fierce game as the players look to make it to the big time. Valley View Casino Center boasts a new state-of-the-art scoreboard, so you never miss a second of the action, plus great food and drink options, like local brews on draft at the Tap Haus and Baja-style tacos at Rockin' Baja Lobster.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Bakersfield Condors)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Ontario Reign)Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. San Antonio Rampage)Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Ontario Reign)Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Cleveland Monsters)Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. San Antonio Rampage)Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Milwaukee Admirals)Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Bakersfield Condors)
Khymi and TJ are getting married, and it's going to be the most perfect day for the most perfect couple of all time ever. But when they discover that business and fantasy don't always mix, Khymi and TJ must look at what lies beneath the veneer of flowers, rings, cakes, shoes, alcohol, present, and nervous breakdowns -- to what their union really means. Written by by Liz Maestri, The Knot, playing at Washington DC's Callan Theatre, asks how our "Happily Ever Afters" get packaged and sold in the modern American universe of wedding mania.
The waters off Dana Point are a whale- and dolphin-watching haven, and Dana Wharf's boat captains are masters at spotting the majestic mammals. During this two-hour seafaring voyage, your captain will keep you entertained with interesting facts and anecdotes as you scout out whales (gray or blue, depending on the season), three different types of dolphin, sea lions and more. Dana Wharf, the originator of whale watching in Orange County, has an 85 percent success rate at spotting marine mammals. They guarantee you'll see whales or dolphins during the voyage -- or you'll ride again for free.
Tony Award winner William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) based this musical on his own experience with a life-threatening neurological disorder. While undergoing emergency brain surgery, Gordon, a songwriter with writer's block, hallucinates a surrealistic musical-within-a-musical starring the people in his life, including mother Mimi, boyfriend Roger, and children's TV show host Mr. Bungee. As Gordon struggles to survive, he finds salvation in the healing power of art. Don't miss A New Brain at the Costa Mesa Playhouse.
You'll be treated like a king or queen at this two-hour magical meal hosted by a royal wizard. Saucy serving wenches bring you hearty food, tempting beverages and cheeky banter while Merlin the Magician provides an evening of entertainment you won't soon forget. His mesmerizing magic feats range from sleight of hand to grand illusion, and he's a bit of a comedian as well. The Rib Trader Restaurant in Orange offers dinner with sides included in the ticket price, plus wine, beer and cocktails are available for purchase.
Instead of the usual dinner or dancing date, make this Valentine's Day one to really remember with a trip to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum to watch the historic love of John and Abigail Adams come to life in a one-hour performance based on their actual letters. John was a career politician who, in addition to being our second president, spent many years abroad representing the brand-new United States as an ambassador to Europe. Though they had to spend a lot of time apart, the letters of John and his wife Abigail paint a vivid picture of both the birth of our nation and a couple deeply in love. In addition to the performance, your ticket includes one glass of champagne, sparkling cider, wine or beer per person, plus freshly brewed tea and a selection of fruit and cheeses.
You are now sentenced to an evening at Cons of Comedy! This brand- new, unique, high-energy show is a crazy mix of stand-up comedy and acrobatics. Cons of Comedy takes place in a maximum-security prison where three outrageously talented inmates sit on death row. While their criminal records are shocking, they're working hard to be pardoned under the watchful eye of a twisted-minded warden. Their last hope is their act, which reflects their crime. If it's good enough it might win them a pardon from the Governor. Will any of them survive the night? only the audience will decide. Grab your handcuffs and get strapped in for Las Vegas' most-wanted show -- Cons of Comedy!
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 7:00pm
Donny Hathaway, a renowned musical genius, was born in Chicago and grew up in St. Louis housing projects to become an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist. He attended Howard University and had hits such as "Little Ghetto Boy," "This Christmas," "Where is the Love" (with Roberta Flack) and more. What is often not known is the medical aspect of Donnys' life and the tragic end. This stage production will take you through this acclaimed artist's life from childhood to his death through his music. Enjoy What You Don't Know About Me -- The Donny Hathaway Story at the South Fulton Arts Center in College Park.
Breaking Sound is A Mighty Lamb Production's showcase of the hottest emerging artists and bands in premium locations around the city. So get your nose out of your book, let your hair down, and head to The Study in Hollywood. Located in the historic Schwabs building on Hollywood Boulevard, The Study offers specialty cocktails and vintage library-themed decor that makes listening to live music there truly a night for the books.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (STAL + Boy Willows + Souleaux + PLNT9)Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Trubdr. Adam Road + Trishes + The Jacks)Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 / 8:00pm (Sam Fischer Laikipia States & Capitals Bellsaint)
Tacos, tacos, tacos, beer and tequila! Crawl from bar to bar and sample awesome tacos, plus beer and tequila available for purchase. Your ticket includes six tacos and great deals on drinks, plus entry to all participating bars. Kick off a killer weekend fiesta at the best bars in Old Town!
On a moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend (almost) in this delightful midwinter night's dream. Enjoy this world premiere of the third revised edition of Almost, Maine --using the latest as-yet-unpublished revisions to the script provided by the playwright John Cariani -- at the American Legion Post 210 in Saugus.
The Last Wife moves the story of King Henry VIII and his final wife, the wealthy widow Katherine Parr, to the 21st Century in this fascinating what-if imagining of The Tudors. Katherine Parr actively plays a role in being the stepmother to Henry's three surviving children, Edward, Mary and Bess. Edward is the Heir Apparent, but Katherine acts to have Mary and Bess added to the line of succession, advancing their status as women of royal privilege. Henry also makes her Queen Regent when he goes off to war. Katherine's marriage to Henry interrupts her ongoing affair with nobleman and soldier Edward Seymour. Given Henry's track record with wives, will Katherine's head remain upon her shoulders? Find out for yourself when The Last Wife comes to Theatre 40 at the Reuben Cordova Theatre in Beverly Hills.
It was Elvis Presley at his most charismatic, and only a small group of fans had the privilege of being there... until now. With actor Casey Ryan as Elvis, the musical tribute show Elvis '68 relives a historic moment in music history, leather suit and all. This stage re-creation of the crooner's 1968 live comeback special explores a pivotal moment in the life and career of Elvis Presley. At the time, Elvis hadn't played a live show in seven years and his popularity was fading. But what was meant to be a safe Christmas concert turned into an intimate jam session, as Elvis and friends intercut rock 'n' roll hits with storytelling and audience interaction.
Fifty Shades of Shakespeare is an orgy of hilarious, powerful, and revealing explorations of gender, sexuality, intimacy, kink and relationships, all told through the bard's sexiest scenes ... stripped down to four actors, 12 scenes and 23 roles. The only question is: how do you want it? Every night the audience picks which actor plays each role. Grab your BFF, your Bae, your Swipe Right, and prepare to get your drink on during this raunchy play at Mary's Attic at Hamburger Mary's in Chicago.
Sondheim is at his bloody best in Sweeney Todd, his macabre masterpiece about a barbaric barber and an even more beastly baker. Set in London, the musical tells the tale of the title character, who, after being banished from his city on false charges, returns to exact his revenge. Teaming up with local pie shop proprietress Mrs. Lovett, Todd opens a barbershop -- where he slits the throats of customers and she bakes them into pies to dispose of the evidence. Full of short cuts and close shaves, their musical murder spree brings London to its knees. Don't miss this killer production at The Stage in San Jose.
One of the most popular romantic comedies of the century, Same Time, Next Year ran four years on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the successful motion picture. It remains one of the world's most widely produced plays. The plot follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. 25 years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers when Same Time, Next Year hits the stage of San Jose's Northside Theatre Company.
Ride in comfort on a six-hour tour (with tastings) of two of Washington's award-winning estate wineries amidst lush rural Northwest scenery. You'll travel across Lake Washington via Seattle's famous 7,700 foot-long Evergreen Point floating bridge to Woodinville in the heart of Western Washington's winery region. The area is widely recognized as America's No. 2 wine region and produced the world's No. 1 wine for 2010, as voted by readers of Wine Spectator magazine. The bus will stop for tastings at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery as well as at one other winery, most commonly Goose Ridge Winery or one of the other area favorites. After lunch, your roomy tour bus or van will move on through scenic landscapes, like the rolling Cascade mountain foothills, past horse ranches and beautiful flower farms en route to the spectacular 270-foot Snoqualmie Falls. Along the way, you'll stop at Boehm's Chocolate Factory in Issaquah for a taste of their treats. The return journey to Seattle goes over Lake Washington on the Interstate 90 Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge, the world's third-longest floating bridge.
A dancing river is the last thing keeping this struggling farming community alive. Everything changes for them when young Wren Walker crosses the river on a dare and discovers the town ghost is an elderly woman whose tears keep the river flowing. As Wren continues to visit, the woman stops weeping and the land begins to dry up. When the crops wither and dust fills their lungs, the townspeople question their faith and grow angry, looking for something -- or someone -- to blame. Don't miss Lindsay Adams' River Like Sin at Callan Theatre in D.C.
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.
They say truth is stranger than fiction, but it also seems funnier and more touching than anything a writer can imagine. That's why WGBH and storytelling collective Massmouth have teamed up for Stories from the Stage, a monthly collaboration that connects, inspires and entertains people through the timeless art of sharing stories from their lives. Each month is a different theme, like road trips, moments we all wish we could revive or redo, and "in the dog house." Enjoy some food, get a drink from the bar and take in a night of expert storytelling at WGBH Studios in Brighton. You might even be seen on TV!
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 7:00pm (Road Trip!)Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 / 7:00pm (Turn Back the Clock)Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 7:00pm (In the Dog House)
In award-winning playwright Antoinette Nwandu's "love letter to black women," Margaret uproots her life, including her dead-end job and fizzling relationship, after finding out that she's unexpectedly expecting. She finds support and humor from her sassy and sharp Aunt Sylvia and her new friendship with Carolina, a pregnant cleaning lady at her office. BREACH is a smart comedy about friendship, motherhood and family, tackling the mother of all challenges: Learning to love yourself. Don't miss this finger-on-the-pulse comedy at Chicago's Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater.
Welcome to Los Angeles in the not-so-distant future. A deadly virus has swept the earth and a team of scientists has burrowed deep into an underground laboratory to find a cure. As they search for an antidote and fight to save the world, each move becomes crucial -- if they accidentally set off the computerized decontamination system, they might be smashed flat by the slowly constricting laboratory walls. Only it isn't actually an underground laboratory, it's the stage at Six01 Studio in Burbank. And there are no scientists, it's just you and your friends as you participate in one of Los Angeles' most exciting and immersive escape room live theater experiences. The Virus utilizes digital technology and virtual reality from some of Hollywood's top craftspeople to create a totally realistic experience, placing you deep within a thrilling science-fiction epic that you won't soon forget.
You're sure to have a stinkin' good time when you see Broadway's Something Rotten! This "big, fat hit" (New York Post) is set in the '90s -- the 1590s, that is -- and tells the hilarious story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is "The Producers plus Spamalot plus The Book of Mormon. Squared!" (New York Magazine). Don't miss out on getting your tickets to this dazzling show at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.
Avenue Q meets improv comedy in this adult puppet show at Unexpected Productions' Market Theater. Where do puppets hang out after their day jobs? Well, after singing songs and dancing at the children's theater, they head down to their local watering hole and pull up a bar stool. And when the Cotton Gin gets a little rowdy, marionettes and sock puppets alike bust out with bawdy songs and risqué jokes. Come join the fun with the puppet regulars at The Cotton Gin, located in Pike Place Market.
One of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the '90s, Violet has entertained critics and audiences alike with its powerful story and its energetic gospel, rock, country and R&B score by Jeanine Tesori. Set in the Deep South during the early days of the civil rights movement, this powerful musical tells the touching story of a young woman whose face was accidentally scarred as a child. Hoping that a TV evangelist can cure her, Violet embarks on a long bus ride from her sleepy North Carolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets two young soldiers who teach her about love, courage and the true meaning of beauty. Her journey of discovery debuted on Broadway in 2014, and now it kicks into gear at the Chance Theater in Anaheim.