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Amusement Park
Amusement Park Disneyland All-Nighter
Fri, May 23, 2014.  Stay up all night with Mickey and pals as Disneyland kicks off the summer by staying open for 24 hours. MORE >>

Art
Art Askew One: Diaspora
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 19, 2014-Sat, May 3, 2014.  In Askew's first Los Angeles solo exhibition, he continues to explore themes from last years Sydney show, 'The Evolving Face' - specifically the dynamics of cultural, ancestral and social identity in the greater Pacific region. This concept redefines itself as these communities disperse in places like the West Coast of the US, Australia and New Zealand. There is an omnipresent duality existing within Pacific communities - concepts of transience and migration but with strong specific cultural identities that flourish and maintain strength, often impacting and evolving wherever they gain a foothold. For this show 'Stelly' who is based in Sydney, Australia and is of Fijian descent is the face of this concept. In the artists home base of Auckland, New Zealand, the city's identity has been dramatically altered by Pacific migration over the past 3 decades. Auckland is arguably the current epicentre of the modern Pacific, this forces it's people to reevaluate the way they identify themselves - even those of European or Asian descent. Feeling a disconnect from his various European ancestries, Askew One has mostly embraced this new sense of identity, yet still walks a fine line between immersion and the analytical view point of an outsider. MORE >>

Art Elliot Francis Stewart: Kneecaps
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 19, 2014-Sat, May 3, 2014.  Initially garnering a reputation for his often-offbeat cartoon-based graffiti, Elliot, aka Deus, became part of TMD (The Most Dedicated) in 2001 and quickly established himself as the foremost talent in character based work in aerosol. Furthermore his early Auckland shows at The Gully Lounge in St Kevin’s Arcade and Disrupt Gallery, allowed him to showcase elaborate and influential illustrative works often created on found objects in common house paint and ballpoint pen. Elliot currently lives in Auckland and works as an artist and freelance illustrator. MORE >>

Art Through the Lens: New Photography
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.  Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Fri, May 23, 2014.  Featuring the work of eleven emerging Southern California photographers, Through the Lens features a range of work including conceptual, landscape, experimental portraiture and social documentary photography. Shot in a variety of formats -- from traditional 4x5 large format to toy, iphone and underwater GoPro cameras -- the work in Through The Lens reflects contemporary approaches to photography.

Opening reception is April 25th from 7-10 PM. MORE >>

Art Earth Day Annual Chalk Art Challenge
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Participants of all levels are invited to create a chalk art drawing to commemorate Earth Day. The first 100 kids will receive free chalk and a recycled and reusable canvas tote bag that they can custom paint with members of the Redondo Beach Arts Group. MORE >>

Art Krush: LAndmarked
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 26, 2014-Sat, May 10, 2014.  LAndmarked is a visionary look into Classic Sub-Cultural locations in the Los Angeles area. These LAndmarks have been a backdrop to millions of people and generations, and have played a role in Krush’s life, at some point or the other. “Driving around the city, I started noticing the changing commercial signage landscape, that is slowly starting to abandon the 20th Century for the 21st. Focusing on classic spots from a fading Century of Signage, Design and Typography, I decided to document these locations that have memories in my mind from the past 30 years and reflect that Nostalgic Los Angeles vibe.” This show covers a small slice of the many locations to document and opens the door for many other paintings to follow. Paul Meraz, aka Krush, was born and raised in Los Angeles. An early participant of the graffiti art movement in the city and a pioneer of what has become the defining style of one of Los Angeles’ highly respected art cultures. Paul has been a part of the art and graffiti collective Angels Will Rise / The Seventh Letter since its inception and his career has taken him through over 3 decades of Art, Design and Art Direction. MORE >>

Art Laguna Beach Art Walk
Thu, May 1, 2014.  The art scene in Laguna Beach goes year round with this art educational event that is funded by member galleries, lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach. The first Thursday of the month. MORE >>

Art San Pedro 1st Thursday Art Walk
Thu, May 1, 2014.  Each month a different itinerary is planned to showcase the diversity of the art scene in San Pedro. The artists or gallerists usually introduce their work with a short talk. Every first Thursday of the month. MORE >>

Art The Pancakes & Booze Art show
Fri, May 2, 2014-Sat, May 3, 2014.  LA's largest pop-up underground art show in 10,000 square feet of warehouse space, with, of course, all-you-can-eat pancakes sponsored by Myke's Cafe. Over 100+ more artists & vendors showcasing live body painting, a free photo booth by snapyourself.com, 3D experience by debicable.com, live painting, paintings, mixed media, photography, sculptures, drawings, graffiti and more. 21+ MORE >>

Art Santa Ana Art Walk
Sat, May 3, 2014.  Stroll down the four blocks of Orange County's hippest new neighborhood from the 2nd Street Promenade to Broadway Avenue to Spurgeon Street where you can buy original art work from some of Southern California’s freshest, edgiest and most talented artists. It also will have open viewings of working lofts owned by artists and designers all in an award winning urban setting. The first Saturday of every month. MORE >>

Art Downtown Art Walk
Thu, May 8, 2014.  This is a self-guided tour every second Thursday of every month highlighting commercial art galleries, museums and non-profit arts venues in Downtown LA. There are two free Art Walk shuttles and you can download the map from their web site or pick one up at participating galleries. MORE >>

Art Artists' Talk
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Join guest curator Chip Tom, plus artists Hung Liu and Tony de los Reyes, for a discussion of the art and ideas behind "The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America." MORE >>

Art de LaB Presents an Eastside Home Tour: Architects at Home
Sat, May 10, 2014.  What happens when architect and client are one? How does the process change when architects try to please themselves? A sense of experimentation, playfulness and inspiration pervades these homes, while also conceding to budget constraints. See four incredible houses architects designed for themselves on the east side of Los Angeles on this self-directed tour which features homes built by architects for their own families. MORE >>

Art Long Beach Art Walk
Sat, May 10, 2014.  The Art Walk takes place around the streets of Linden Ave, 1st Street, Broadway, 4th Street, and Elm. Local art galleries and retail businesses such as gift shops, boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops stay open until late evening. Linden Avenue is closed to the traffic and transformed into a street art fair by local artists. Two stages are dedicated to street performances and live music. Every second Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Art Venice Art Crawl
Thu, May 15, 2014.  The Venice Art Crawl is a free monthly exploration of the Venice Beach area and the world famous Venice artist community and spirit. Every 3rd Thursday of the month. MORE >>

Art Beverly Hills ArtShow
Sat, May 17, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Spanning four blocks, this event features more than 200 artists from around the United States that will showcase an upscale, yet affordable, array of paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints. A great event for early holiday shoppers as well as art lovers, the Affaire In The Gardens offers visitors an assortment of one-of-a-kind art items perfect for gift-giving. The Affaire In The Gardens also features the artists’ award ceremony, in-booth artist demonstrations, special exhibits, wine & fine beer gardens and food. MORE >>

Art Laguna Beach Art Walk
Thu, Jun 5, 2014.  The art scene in Laguna Beach goes year round with this art educational event that is funded by member galleries, lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach. MORE >>

Art San Pedro 1st Thursday Art Walk
Thu, Jun 5, 2014.  Each month a different itinerary is planned to showcase the diversity of the art scene in San Pedro. The artists or gallerists usually introduce their work with a short talk. Every first Thursday of the month. MORE >>

Art Santa Ana Art Walk
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Stroll down the four blocks of Orange County's hippest new neighborhood from the 2nd Street Promenade to Broadway Avenue to Spurgeon Street where you can buy original art work from some of Southern California’s freshest, edgiest and most talented artists. It also will have open viewings of working lofts owned by artists and designers all in an award winning urban setting. The first Saturday of every month. MORE >>

Art Downtown Art Walk
Thu, Jun 12, 2014.  This is a self-guided tour every second Thursday of every month highlighting commercial art galleries, museums and non-profit arts venues in Downtown LA. There are two free Art Walk shuttles and you can download the map from their web site or pick one up at participating galleries. MORE >>

Art Long Beach Art Walk
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  The Art Walk takes place around the streets of Linden Ave, 1st Street, Broadway, 4th Street, and Elm. Local art galleries and retail businesses such as gift shops, boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops stay open until late evening. Linden Avenue is closed to the traffic and transformed into a street art fair by local artists. Two stages are dedicated to street performances and live music. Every second Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Art Made in L.A. 2014
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, Jun 15, 2014-Sun, Sep 7, 2014.  The Hammer’s biennial exhibition features works by 35 Los Angeles artists with an emphasis on emerging and under recognized artists. It debuts recent work and new painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performances created specifically for the exhibition. Made in L.A. 2014 will be installed in every gallery at the Hammer Museum. The exhibition is organized by Hammer chief curator Connie Butler and independent curator Michael Ned Holte. The exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive hardcover catalogue, as well as a full roster of free public programming. MORE >>

Art Venice Art Crawl
Thu, Jun 19, 2014.  The Venice Art Crawl is a free monthly exploration of the Venice Beach area and the world famous Venice artist community and spirit. Every 3rd Thursday of the month. MORE >>

Art Laguna Beach Art Walk
Thu, Jul 3, 2014.  The art scene in Laguna Beach goes year round with this art educational event that is funded by member galleries, lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach. MORE >>

Art San Pedro 1st Thursday Art Walk
Thu, Jul 3, 2014.  Each month a different itinerary is planned to showcase the diversity of the art scene in San Pedro. The artists or gallerists usually introduce their work with a short talk. Every first Thursday of the month. MORE >>

Art Santa Ana Art Walk
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  Stroll down the four blocks of Orange County's hippest new neighborhood from the 2nd Street Promenade to Broadway Avenue to Spurgeon Street where you can buy original art work from some of Southern California’s freshest, edgiest and most talented artists. It also will have open viewings of working lofts owned by artists and designers all in an award winning urban setting. The first Saturday of every month. MORE >>

Art Downtown Art Walk
Thu, Jul 10, 2014.  This is a self-guided tour every second Thursday of every month highlighting commercial art galleries, museums and non-profit arts venues in Downtown LA. There are two free Art Walk shuttles and you can download the map from their web site or pick one up at participating galleries. MORE >>

Art Long Beach Art Walk
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  The Art Walk takes place around the streets of Linden Ave, 1st Street, Broadway, 4th Street, and Elm. Local art galleries and retail businesses such as gift shops, boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops stay open until late evening. Linden Avenue is closed to the traffic and transformed into a street art fair by local artists. Two stages are dedicated to street performances and live music. Every second Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Art Venice Art Crawl
Thu, Jul 17, 2014.  The Venice Art Crawl is a free monthly exploration of the Venice Beach area and the world famous Venice artist community and spirit. Every 3rd Thursday of the month. MORE >>

Art Santa Ana Art Walk
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  Stroll down the four blocks of Orange County's hippest new neighborhood from the 2nd Street Promenade to Broadway Avenue to Spurgeon Street where you can buy original art work from some of Southern California’s freshest, edgiest and most talented artists. It also will have open viewings of working lofts owned by artists and designers all in an award winning urban setting. The first Saturday of every month. MORE >>

Art Laguna Beach Art Walk
Thu, Aug 7, 2014.  The art scene in Laguna Beach goes year round with this art educational event that is funded by member galleries, lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach. MORE >>

Art San Pedro 1st Thursday Art Walk
Thu, Aug 7, 2014.  Each month, a different itinerary is planned to showcase the diversity of the art scene in San Pedro. The artists or gallerists usually introduce their work with a short talk. Every first Thursday of the month. MORE >>

Art Long Beach Art Walk
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  The Art Walk takes place around the streets of Linden Ave, 1st Street, Broadway, 4th Street, and Elm. Local art galleries and retail businesses such as gift shops, boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops stay open until late evening. Linden Avenue is closed to the traffic and transformed into a street art fair by local artists. Two stages are dedicated to street performances and live music. Every second Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Art Downtown Art Walk
Thu, Aug 14, 2014.  This is a self-guided tour every second Thursday of every month highlighting commercial art galleries, museums and non-profit arts venues in Downtown LA. There are two free Art Walk shuttles and you can download the map from their web site or pick one up at participating galleries. MORE >>

Art Venice Art Crawl
Thu, Aug 21, 2014.  The Venice Art Crawl is a free monthly exploration of the Venice Beach area and the world famous Venice artist community and spirit. Every 3rd Thursday of the month. MORE >>

Art Laguna Beach Art Walk
Thu, Sep 4, 2014.  The art scene in Laguna Beach goes year round with this art educational event that is funded by member galleries, lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach. MORE >>

Art San Pedro 1st Thursday Art Walk
Thu, Sep 4, 2014.  Each month, a different itinerary is planned to showcase the diversity of the art scene in San Pedro. The artists or gallerists usually introduce their work with a short talk. Every first Thursday of the month. MORE >>

Art Santa Ana Art Walk
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  Stroll down the four blocks of Orange County's hippest new neighborhood from the 2nd Street Promenade to Broadway Avenue to Spurgeon Street where you can buy original art work from some of Southern California’s freshest, edgiest and most talented artists. It also will have open viewings of working lofts owned by artists and designers all in an award winning urban setting. The first Saturday of every month. MORE >>

Art Downtown Art Walk
Thu, Sep 11, 2014.  This is a self-guided tour every second Thursday of every month highlighting commercial art galleries, museums and non-profit arts venues in Downtown LA. There are two free Art Walk shuttles and you can download the map from their web site or pick one up at participating galleries. MORE >>

Art Long Beach Art Walk
Sat, Sep 13, 2014.  The Art Walk takes place around the streets of Linden Ave, 1st Street, Broadway, 4th Street, and Elm. Local art galleries and retail businesses such as gift shops, boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops stay open until late evening. Linden Avenue is closed to the traffic and transformed into a street art fair by local artists. Two stages are dedicated to street performances and live music. Every second Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Art Laguna Beach Art Walk
Thu, Oct 2, 2014.  The art scene in Laguna Beach goes year round with this art educational event that is funded by member galleries, lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach. MORE >>

Art San Pedro 1st Thursday Art Walk
Thu, Oct 2, 2014.  Each month, a different itinerary is planned to showcase the diversity of the art scene in San Pedro. The artists or gallerists usually introduce their work with a short talk. Every first Thursday of the month. MORE >>

Art Santa Ana Art Walk
Sat, Oct 4, 2014.  Stroll down the four blocks of Orange County's hippest new neighborhood from the 2nd Street Promenade to Broadway Avenue to Spurgeon Street where you can buy original art work from some of Southern California’s freshest, edgiest and most talented artists. It also will have open viewings of working lofts owned by artists and designers all in an award winning urban setting. The first Saturday of every month. MORE >>

Art Downtown Art Walk
Thu, Oct 9, 2014.  This is a self-guided tour every second Thursday of every month highlighting commercial art galleries, museums and non-profit arts venues in Downtown LA. There are two free Art Walk shuttles and you can download the map from their web site or pick one up at participating galleries. MORE >>

Art Long Beach Art Walk
Sat, Oct 11, 2014.  The Art Walk takes place around the streets of Linden Ave, 1st Street, Broadway, 4th Street, and Elm. Local art galleries and retail businesses such as gift shops, boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops stay open until late evening. Linden Avenue is closed to the traffic and transformed into a street art fair by local artists. Two stages are dedicated to street performances and live music. Every second Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Art Beverly Hills ArtShow
Sat, Oct 18, 2014-Sun, Oct 19, 2014.  Spanning four blocks, this public art event features 250 artists from around the United States that will showcase an upscale, yet affordable, array of paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints. The event features art tours, a dance performance, the artists’ award ceremony, in-booth artist demonstrations, a special exhibit curated by Los Angeles Art Association, a wine garden and delicious food. MORE >>

Art Santa Ana Art Walk
Sat, Nov 1, 2014.  Stroll down the four blocks of Orange County's hippest new neighborhood from the 2nd Street Promenade to Broadway Avenue to Spurgeon Street where you can buy original art work from some of Southern California’s freshest, edgiest and most talented artists. It also will have open viewings of working lofts owned by artists and designers all in an award winning urban setting. The first Saturday of every month. MORE >>

Art Laguna Beach Art Walk
Thu, Nov 6, 2014.  The art scene in Laguna Beach goes year round with this art educational event that is funded by member galleries, lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach. MORE >>

Art San Pedro 1st Thursday Art Walk
Thu, Nov 6, 2014.  Each month a different itinerary is planned to showcase the diversity of the art scene in San Pedro. The artists or gallerists usually introduce their work with a short talk. Every first Thursday of the month. MORE >>

Art Downtown Art Walk
Thu, Nov 13, 2014.  This is a self-guided tour every second Thursday of every month highlighting commercial art galleries, museums and non-profit arts venues in Downtown LA. There are two free Art Walk shuttles and you can download the map from their web site or pick one up at participating galleries. MORE >>

Art Laguna Beach Art Walk
Thu, Dec 4, 2014.  The art scene in Laguna Beach goes year round with this art educational event that is funded by member galleries, lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach. The first Thursday of the month. MORE >>

Art San Pedro 1st Thursday Art Walk
Thu, Dec 4, 2014.  Each month a different itinerary is planned to showcase the diversity of the art scene in San Pedro. The artists or gallerists usually introduce their work with a short talk. Every first Thursday of the month. MORE >>

Art Downtown Art Walk
Thu, Dec 11, 2014.  This is a self-guided tour every second Thursday of every month highlighting commercial art galleries, museums and non-profit arts venues in Downtown LA. There are two free Art Walk shuttles and you can download the map from their web site or pick one up at participating galleries. MORE >>

Awards Shows
Awards Shows Tony Awards® Party
Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  Broadway legend, Barbara Cook, will be honored with The Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement at The Actors Fund's 18th Annual Tony Awards® Viewing Party. Previous honorees have included Julie Harris, Gwen Verdon, Charles Durning, Rita Moreno, James Earl Jones, Tyne Daly, Lauren Bacall, Stockard Channing, Carol Channing, Liza Minnelli, Jerry Herman, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Hal Holbrook and Jason Alexander. The event, produced and written by Luke Yankee, will be sponsored by Wells Fargo. Considered “Broadway's favorite ingénue” during the heyday of the Broadway musical, whether on the stages of major international venues throughout the world or in the intimate setting of New York's Café Carlyle or Feinstein's at the Regency, Barbara Cook's popularity continues to thrive with an ever-growing mantle of honors including the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, a New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, her citation as a Living New York Landmark, an induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame, two Olivier Award nominations for Best Entertainment and Best Actress in a Musical and becoming the recipient of a 2011 Kennedy Center Honors. MORE >>

Bars
Bars 2 for 1 Drinks at Fiesta Cantina Gay Event
Daily.  Everyone's favorite Mexican themed boy bar, located right in the heart of boys town, offers not just one, but 2 happy hours where you can get buy 1, get 1 free on every drink. 4-8 pm & 10:30 pm - 12:30 am every day! MORE >>

Bars Lola's Happy Hour
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.  50% off all drinks! MORE >>

Bars Happy Hour at Copa d'Oro
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  Get 12 of their classic cocktails for only $5, as well as select beers, wines and appetizers. And their happy hour runs all night on Mondays. MORE >>

Bars Monday Night Pub Trivia
Mondays.  A Hilarious Night Of Trivia Fun. Do your friends think they know it all? Join them every Monday night and test your knowledge (and theirs). Sign up early for your chance to win prizes. MORE >>

Bars Porn Star Karaoke
Tuesdays.  Adult film stars get their chance to blow off...some steam with a night of tuneless, drunken, extremely 21+ karaoke. With nearly 40,000 songs to choose from, you'll be amazed how porn stars can even fill the most innocent tunes with sexual innuendo. MORE >>

Bars Rock 'n Roll Karaoke
Mondays.  It's time to let your inner frontman or frontwoman free. MORE >>

Bars 2 For 1 Drinks
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  Most drinks are 2-for-1. Sexy and trendy attire. 21+. MORE >>

Bars Sepi's Late Night Happy Hour
Daily.  Get Coors Light and Pabst pints for $2, $4 Anchor Steam and Pacifico pints and m MORE >>

Bars 2 For 1 Daily Happy Hour
Daily.  Enjoy a 2-for-1 daily happy hour at 901 Bar & Grill, which is located right across from USC. MORE >>

Bars 25% Off Food & Drink for USC Students
Daily.  Receive 25% off food and drinks with a valid USC student ID. The menu includes waffle fries, Asian chicken salad and Italian subs, among others. MORE >>

Bars 1/2 Off Wines by the Glass
Mondays.  There's also deals on Sangria all night and $5 small plate deals from 5-7. MORE >>

Bars Late Night Happy Hour at Yard House
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Sundays.  Drink specials and select half-priced appetizers and pizzas. MORE >>

Bars Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night
Mondays.  Plus $1 tacos, $2 Tecates and $5 margaritas all night long. MORE >>

Bars Taco Tuesday Fiesta
Tuesdays.  $1 tacos, $2 beers, $5 margaritas, beer ping, board games and more. MORE >>

Bars Totally '80s Tuesday
Tuesdays.  $2 domestic drafts, $4 well drinks and $1 tacos along with ’80s music and visuals all night long. MORE >>

Bars Pub Trivia
Saturdays.  How about working those brain cells instead of just killing them? You could win a Little Bar gift card. You can also enjoy all the best sporting events on 5 screens. MORE >>

Bars 80s Night Gay Event
Wednesdays.  Drink specials all night while Ray Rhodes spins tunes and plays videos from the 80s. MORE >>

Bars Live Music Happy Hour
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.  $3 for domestic beers, $3.50 imports and $4 well cocktails. MORE >>

Bars 2-for-1 Drinks
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays.  All drinks are buy one, get one free.

Not valid with happy hour prices. MORE >>

Bars Cinema Sundays
Sundays.  Free movies with $2 popcorn and drink specials MORE >>

Bars Social Sundays
Sundays.  Their version of Sunday Funday with drinks, food, and the view of the Sunset Strip bring a great crowd out for socializing before the dreaded Monday return to work. MORE >>

Bars Piano Night
Wednesdays.  Each Wednesday, George Holdcroft hops on the Piano and covers. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs
Bars/Clubs Punky Reggae Party
Fridays.  The best in punk, ska, reggae, and anything else with a "rock-steady beat" spun only on vinyl Friday nights at La Cita. Think Specials, Fishbone and Sister Nancy. "Dress to sweat and secure a designated driver." MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Bar Sinister Saturdays
Saturdays.  Hollywood's only alternative-fetish Saturday night dance club & fetish playroom. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Part Time Punks (Indie)
Sundays.  Cool people know that this is one of the best recurring parties in LA. Dance, indie, punk, and rock reign supreme at this rebellious dance party. Don't be a part time punk, be a full time one. - Gina Quattrochi MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Hollywood Club Crawl
Fridays, Saturdays.  Visit up to four clubs in one night with no cover charges and no lines. Meet a ton of new people and enjoy Hollywood VIP style. The club line-up changes every week. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs College Nights at Rage Gay Event
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  Flirt with all the go-go boys (and non go-go boys) you want with 3 different themed nights for guys 18+. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Discos & Brews College Night
Thursdays.  Celebrate Thursday night Happy Hour with one of the hottest DJ crews in OC. Happy Hour specials: 1/2 price cocktails, $3 Heineken & Newcastle, $1 off all draft beers & 1/2 price on select appetizers. UTC residents bring your key fob & get a $5 powercard ($5 free game play.) Live DJs from 10pm-close in the Game Room. 18+. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Celebrity Thursdays
Thursdays.  This new weekly 18+ club night will have a new celebrity host each week along with 3 rooms of the top DJs spinning Hip Hop, Top 40, House, Electro and Dub Step. Plus a red carpet and giveaways every week. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Runaways Thursdays
Thursdays.  Non-stop rock/electro/dub by DJ Wednesday & Purple Noize, live music by Hollywood Kill & TOMx AND 2-for-1 drink specials. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Rewind Thursdays
Thursdays.  KCRW’s hottest DJs Anthony Valadez and Grammy Award-winning Burt Blackarach host this weekly music showcase, featuring 90s R&B, soul classics, throwbacks and world flavor along with drink specials from Monster Rehab. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Beige Gay Event
Tuesdays.  Beige is the elegant Tuesday night party that never fails to bring in a sophisticated gay clientele with a New York state of mind. It's the only classy Tuesday night cocktail lounge in town. With complimentary Chambord Vodka cocktails from 9:00-10:00 AND complimentary tray passed hors d'oeuvres. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Boxer Sundays Gay Event
Sundays.  Not only can you ogle the hottest go-go boys wearing nothing but boxers, but there's also a $5-$7 happy hour all night AND a wet boxer contest! MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Legendary Bingo
Wednesdays.  Los Angeles Magazine calls it the “Best Gay Bingo!” Hosted by Bingo Boy and his rotating roster of fabulous “Drag Queen Bingo Hostesses,” each night is a mix of friends, fun, ridiculousness and, more often than not, a good cause. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Whispers Gay Night Gay Event
Thursdays.  Whispers at Bar Pico is a new gay night at traditionally straight Bar Pico featuring live music, contests & giveaways, special guest hosts, a fun friendly staff, hunky clientele, special guest DJs and resident DJ Jasten King. Whispers happens the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month to provide the westside with a shot of adrenaline and a microbrew chaser. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Late Night Happy Hour at Viper Room
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Sundays.  With 2-for-1 whiskey shots, $5 well drinks and more for you night owls. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Trojan Lounge
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  Soulside Productions presents Trojan Lounge: DJs playing the best of vintage reggae, Jamaican oldies and ska every last Friday of the month. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Club Soulside
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Soulside Productions presents Club Soulside. Every 2nd Saturday of the month: DJs playing the best soul, reggae and ska. 18+. MORE >>

Fri, May 16, 2014.  Spit's history is deep in Silver Lake. For 8 years monthly from 1997-2005, it was the packed go-to destination for the east side indie/alternative queer scene. SPIT also still boasts one of the most friendly crowds in the scene as well. And with their official re-launch, they plan on offering up that exact same mix of the most eclectic and diverse music for the LA queer/mixed community. DJ Paul V. and DJ Tommy Rocker will be on the decks again, dropping the hottest in edgy new 'n classic rock, alternative, indie, and electro. Every 3rd Friday of the month. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Trojan Lounge
Fri, May 30, 2014.  Soulside Productions presents Trojan Lounge: DJs playing the best of vintage reggae, Jamaican oldies and ska every last Friday of the month. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Club Soulside
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Soulside Productions presents Club Soulside. Every 2nd Saturday of the month: DJs playing the best soul, reggae and ska. 18+. MORE >>

Fri, Jun 20, 2014.  Spit's history is deep in Silver Lake. For 8 years monthly from 1997-2005, it was the packed go-to destination for the east side indie/alternative queer scene. Spit also still boasts one of the most friendly crowds in the scene as well. And with their official re-launch, they plan on offering up that exact same mix of the most eclectic and diverse music for the LA queer/mixed community. DJ Paul V. and DJ Tommy Rocker will be on the decks again, dropping the hottest in edgy new 'n classic rock, alternative, indie, and electro. Every 3rd Friday of the month. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Trojan Lounge
Fri, Jun 27, 2014.  Soulside Productions presents Trojan Lounge: DJs playing the best of vintage reggae, Jamaican oldies and ska every last Friday of the month. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Club Soulside
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  Soulside Productions presents Club Soulside. Every 2nd Saturday of the month: DJs playing the best soul, reggae and ska. 18+. MORE >>

Fri, Jul 18, 2014.  Spit's history is deep in Silver Lake. For 8 years monthly from 1997-2005, it was the packed go-to destination for the east side indie/alternative queer scene. Spit also still boasts one of the most friendly crowds in the scene as well. And with their official re-launch, they plan on offering up that exact same mix of the most eclectic and diverse music for the LA queer/mixed community. DJ Paul V. and DJ Tommy Rocker will be on the decks again, dropping the hottest in edgy new 'n classic rock, alternative, indie, and electro. Every 3rd Friday of the month. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Club Soulside
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  Soulside Productions presents Club Soulside. Every 2nd Saturday of the month: DJs playing the best soul, reggae and ska. 18+. MORE >>

Fri, Aug 15, 2014.  Spit's history is deep in Silver Lake. For 8 years monthly from 1997-2005, it was the packed go-to destination for the east side indie/alternative queer scene. Spit also still boasts one of the most friendly crowds in the scene as well. And with their official re-launch, they plan on offering up that exact same mix of the most eclectic and diverse music for the LA queer/mixed community. DJ Paul V. and DJ Tommy Rocker will be on the decks again, dropping the hottest in edgy new 'n classic rock, alternative, indie, and electro. Every 3rd Friday of the month. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Club Soulside
Sat, Sep 13, 2014.  Soulside Productions presents Club Soulside. Every 2nd Saturday of the month: DJs playing the best soul, reggae and ska. 18+. MORE >>

Fri, Sep 19, 2014.  Spit's history is deep in Silver Lake. For 8 years monthly from 1997-2005, it was the packed go-to destination for the east side indie/alternative queer scene. Spit also still boasts one of the most friendly crowds in the scene as well. And with their official re-launch, they plan on offering up that exact same mix of the most eclectic and diverse music for the LA queer/mixed community. DJ Paul V. and DJ Tommy Rocker will be on the decks again, dropping the hottest in edgy new 'n classic rock, alternative, indie, and electro. Every 3rd Friday of the month. MORE >>

Bars/Clubs Club Soulside
Sat, Oct 11, 2014.  Soulside Productions presents Club Soulside. Every 2nd Saturday of the month: DJs playing the best soul, reggae and ska. 18+. MORE >>

Fri, Oct 17, 2014.  Spit's history is deep in Silver Lake. For 8 years monthly from 1997-2005, it was the packed go-to destination for the east side indie/alternative queer scene. Spit also still boasts one of the most friendly crowds in the scene as well. And with their official re-launch, they plan on offering up that exact same mix of the most eclectic and diverse music for the LA queer/mixed community. DJ Paul V. and DJ Tommy Rocker will be on the decks again, dropping the hottest in edgy new 'n classic rock, alternative, indie, and electro. Every 3rd Friday of the month. MORE >>

Fri, Nov 21, 2014.  Spit's history is deep in Silver Lake. For 8 years monthly from 1997-2005, it was the packed go-to destination for the east side indie/alternative queer scene. Spit also still boasts one of the most friendly crowds in the scene as well. And with their official re-launch, they plan on offering up that exact same mix of the most eclectic and diverse music for the LA queer/mixed community. DJ Paul V. and DJ Tommy Rocker will be on the decks again, dropping the hottest in edgy new 'n classic rock, alternative, indie, and electro. Every 3rd Friday of the month. MORE >>

Fri, Dec 19, 2014.  Spit's history is deep in Silver Lake. For 8 years monthly from 1997-2005, it was the packed go-to destination for the east side indie/alternative queer scene. Spit also still boasts one of the most friendly crowds in the scene as well. And with their official re-launch, they plan on offering up that exact same mix of the most eclectic and diverse music for the LA queer/mixed community. DJ Paul V. and DJ Tommy Rocker will be on the decks again, dropping the hottest in edgy new 'n classic rock, alternative, indie, and electro. Every 3rd Friday of the month. MORE >>

Book Signing
Book Signing Diane Keaton
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  The actress discusses her newest book, "Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty." MORE >>

Book Signing Alicia Silverstone
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  The actress discusses and signs her latest book, "The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning." MORE >>

Book Signing Robin Roberts
Mon, Apr 28, 2014.  The Good Morning America host signs her book, "Everybody's Got Something." MORE >>

Book Signing Debbie Matenopoulos
Wed, Apr 30, 2014.  The TV personality signs her book, "It's All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family's Century-Old Recipes." MORE >>

Book Signing Rick Springfield
Fri, May 9, 2014.  The 80s heartthrob signs his book, "Magnificent Vibration." MORE >>

Book Signing Ben Ford
Wednesdays, Saturdays.  Sat, May 10, 2014-Sat, May 17, 2014.  The executive chef and owner of Ford’s Filling Station in Culver City will be signing his new cookbook, "Taming the Feast: Ben Ford’s Field Guide to Adventurous Cooking."

At Williams Sonoma Beverly Hills on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1:00pm; Santa Monica Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, May 14 at 10:00am; Williams Sonoma Santa Monica on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 1:00pm. At both Williams Sonoma events, there will also be a demo and tasting. MORE >>

Book Signing Guy Fieri
Sat, May 10, 2014.  The Food Network host signs his book, "Guy On Fire: 130 Outdoor Cooking Adventures." MORE >>

Book Signing Jason Priestley
Wed, May 14, 2014.  The actor signs his book, "Jason Priestley: A Memoir." MORE >>

Book Signing Adam Carolla
Thu, May 15, 2014.  The comedian signs his book, "President Me: The America That's in My Head ." MORE >>

Book Signing Candy Spelling
Thu, May 15, 2014.  The Hollywood insider signs her book, "Candy at Last." MORE >>

Book Signing Chuck Palahniuk
Thu, May 15, 2014.  The legendary author of "Fight Club" and "Choke" will help Willy Vlautin launch his new novel, "The Free." MORE >>

Book Signing Jillian Michaels
Sat, May 17, 2014.  In this intimate and uniquely personal experience, Jillian shows how to harness your potential, accomplish your goals and live an exceptional life – sharing her keys to health, success and happiness. No hype, no false promises: Just results. MORE >>

Book Signing Authors on Asia: Pierre Odier
Sun, May 18, 2014.  Travel with the explorer and photographer on a journey to one of the most remote regions of Laos, the border of Myanmar (Burma). Odier is the author of "Some Last People: Vanishing Tribes of Bhutan, China, Mexico, Mongolia and Siberia and Cambodia Angkor: A Lasting Legacy." He strives to preserve the cultures of indigenous people.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments. RSVP to the Museum Store, 626.449.2742, ext. 20. MORE >>

Book Signing T.D. Jakes
Mon, May 19, 2014.  The televangelist signs his book, "Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive." MORE >>

Book Signing Lea Michele
Thu, May 22, 2014.  The Glee star signs her book, "Brunette Ambition." MORE >>

Book Signing Toni Braxton
Tue, May 27, 2014.  The Grammy winner will sign her book, "Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir." MORE >>

Book Signing Emily Giffin
Thu, Jun 5, 2014.  The popular author signs her book, "The One and Only." MORE >>

Book Signing Kendall Jenner
Thu, Jun 12, 2014.  The reality show star signs her book, "Rebels: The Story of Lex and Livia ." MORE >>

Burlesque
Burlesque Monday Night Tease!
Mondays.  LA's longest running weely burlesque show has a cast that rotates weekly with beautiful burlesque performers, a charming chanteuse or two, a captivating crooner, prestidigitation, juggling, live bands and more. MORE >>

Burlesque Victory Variety Hour
Saturdays.  Victory Variety Hour has been the source for vaudeville in LA for over 4 years with its mix of burlesque, comedy, live music and sideshow in a twisted theme. Past performers have included Kitten de Ville, Margaret Cho, Freakshow Deluxe, Greg Behrendt and the Reigning Monarchs Venus de Mille, Sandra Valls, Mimi LeMeaux, Lux LaCroix, Selene Luna, Vernon Wells and The Wet Spots. Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Friday Night Burlesque Happy Hour
Fridays.  The cheap drinks, fun entertainment and cast of burlesque dancers and variety artists will make you laugh, cry and feel a bit naughty. MORE >>

Burlesque Vaudeville Sideshow
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  The night consists of 2 acts, where 10-12 different professional artists will entertain you with their various skills, including magic, comedy, pole dancing, burlesque, glass walking, singing and more. Your friendly host, Vixen DeVille, will lead you through with a night full of surprises, games, and insane crazy antics. The last Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Peepshow Menagerie
Fri, May 16, 2014.  One of the top burlesque shows in L.A. incorporates unusual themes which can draw from popular culture (such as the popular annual Disney parody "Burlesqueland", and The Beatles themed "Please Tease Me") and from their own tastes (the David Lynch themed "Beneath The Surface", The Ring Cycle inspired Opera themed show "The Burlesque Of Nibelung"). The third Friday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque National Aerial Pole Art Championship
Sun, May 18, 2014.  National Aerial Pole Art celebrates the amazing pole artists from all across the country and brings them together for a competition of skill, but most of all, a showcase of unsurpassed talent. Four categories will be competing: All-star Female, All-star Male, Neo and Doubles. MORE >>

Burlesque Vaudeville Sideshow
Tue, May 27, 2014.  The night consists of 2 acts, where 10-12 different professional artists will entertain you with their various skills, including magic, comedy, pole dancing, burlesque, glass walking, singing and more. Your friendly host, Vixen DeVille, will lead you through with a night full of surprises, games, and insane crazy antics. The last Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Peepshow Menagerie
Fri, Jun 20, 2014.  One of the top burlesque shows in L.A. incorporates unusual themes which can draw from popular culture (such as the popular annual Disney parody "Burlesqueland", and The Beatles themed "Please Tease Me") and from their own tastes (the David Lynch themed "Beneath The Surface", The Ring Cycle inspired Opera themed show "The Burlesque Of Nibelung"). The third Friday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Vaudeville Sideshow
Tue, Jun 24, 2014.  The night consists of 2 acts, where 10-12 different professional artists will entertain you with their various skills, including magic, comedy, pole dancing, burlesque, glass walking, singing and more. Your friendly host, Vixen DeVille, will lead you through with a night full of surprises, games, and insane crazy antics. The last Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Peepshow Menagerie
Fri, Jul 18, 2014.  One of the top burlesque shows in L.A. incorporates unusual themes which can draw from popular culture (such as the popular annual Disney parody "Burlesqueland", and The Beatles themed "Please Tease Me") and from their own tastes (the David Lynch themed "Beneath The Surface", The Ring Cycle inspired Opera themed show "The Burlesque Of Nibelung"). The third Friday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Vaudeville Sideshow
Tue, Jul 29, 2014.  The night consists of 2 acts, where 10-12 different professional artists will entertain you with their various skills, including magic, comedy, pole dancing, burlesque, glass walking, singing and more. Your friendly host, Vixen DeVille, will lead you through with a night full of surprises, games, and insane crazy antics. The last Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Peepshow Menagerie
Fri, Aug 15, 2014.  One of the top burlesque shows in L.A. incorporates unusual themes which can draw from popular culture (such as the popular annual Disney parody "Burlesqueland", and The Beatles themed "Please Tease Me") and from their own tastes (the David Lynch themed "Beneath The Surface", The Ring Cycle inspired Opera themed show "The Burlesque Of Nibelung"). The third Friday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Vaudeville Sideshow
Tue, Aug 26, 2014.  The night consists of 2 acts, where 10-12 different professional artists will entertain you with their various skills, including magic, comedy, pole dancing, burlesque, glass walking, singing and more. Your friendly host, Vixen DeVille, will lead you through with a night full of surprises, games, and insane crazy antics. The last Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Peepshow Menagerie
Fri, Sep 19, 2014.  One of the top burlesque shows in L.A. incorporates unusual themes which can draw from popular culture (such as the popular annual Disney parody "Burlesqueland", and The Beatles themed "Please Tease Me") and from their own tastes (the David Lynch themed "Beneath The Surface", The Ring Cycle inspired Opera themed show "The Burlesque Of Nibelung"). The third Friday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Vaudeville Sideshow
Tue, Sep 30, 2014.  The night consists of 2 acts, where 10-12 different professional artists will entertain you with their various skills, including magic, comedy, pole dancing, burlesque, glass walking, singing and more. Your friendly host, Vixen DeVille, will lead you through with a night full of surprises, games, and insane crazy antics. The last Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Peepshow Menagerie
Fri, Oct 17, 2014.  One of the top burlesque shows in L.A. incorporates unusual themes which can draw from popular culture (such as the popular annual Disney parody "Burlesqueland", and The Beatles themed "Please Tease Me") and from their own tastes (the David Lynch themed "Beneath The Surface", The Ring Cycle inspired Opera themed show "The Burlesque Of Nibelung"). The third Friday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Vaudeville Sideshow
Tue, Oct 28, 2014.  The night consists of 2 acts, where 10-12 different professional artists will entertain you with their various skills, including magic, comedy, pole dancing, burlesque, glass walking, singing and more. Your friendly host, Vixen DeVille, will lead you through with a night full of surprises, games, and insane crazy antics. The last Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Peepshow Menagerie
Fri, Nov 21, 2014.  One of the top burlesque shows in L.A. incorporates unusual themes which can draw from popular culture (such as the popular annual Disney parody "Burlesqueland", and The Beatles themed "Please Tease Me") and from their own tastes (the David Lynch themed "Beneath The Surface", The Ring Cycle inspired Opera themed show "The Burlesque Of Nibelung"). The third Friday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Vaudeville Sideshow
Tue, Nov 25, 2014.  The night consists of 2 acts, where 10-12 different professional artists will entertain you with their various skills, including magic, comedy, pole dancing, burlesque, glass walking, singing and more. Your friendly host, Vixen DeVille, will lead you through with a night full of surprises, games, and insane crazy antics. The last Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Peepshow Menagerie
Fri, Dec 19, 2014.  One of the top burlesque shows in L.A. incorporates unusual themes which can draw from popular culture (such as the popular annual Disney parody "Burlesqueland", and The Beatles themed "Please Tease Me") and from their own tastes (the David Lynch themed "Beneath The Surface", The Ring Cycle inspired Opera themed show "The Burlesque Of Nibelung"). The third Friday of the month. MORE >>

Burlesque Vaudeville Sideshow
Tue, Dec 30, 2014.  The night consists of 2 acts, where 10-12 different professional artists will entertain you with their various skills, including magic, comedy, pole dancing, burlesque, glass walking, singing and more. Your friendly host, Vixen DeVille, will lead you through with a night full of surprises, games, and insane crazy antics. The last Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Charity
Charity Bureau of Sanitation Recycling Open House
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Help the environment when you join the dynamic duo “Mr. Recycle” and sidekick “Robo Blue” as they jump into action to serve family fun, food and prizes for kids. At the East Valley District Yard, 11050 Pendleton Street, Sun Valley. MORE >>

Charity Mending Kids Malibu Guild Come Home Event
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  A Mending Kids party, set amongst rolling vineyards and majestic oaks, and attended by some of your favorite stars, will raise funds for vital pediatric surgeries. Sponsored by the Malibu Guild of Mending Kids, there is a hosted bar, gourmet food, music, fashions by +BERYLL and the very special world premiere of a live dance performance adapted from the dance short film "Solara" by Shauana Walker, featured at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Last year's "Come Home" event funded life-altering surgeries for 18 children at Cedars Sinai Hospital. At Triunfo Creek Vineyards in Agoura Hills. MORE >>

Charity Spinning Nation 2014: Go Red for Women
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Spinnning Nation has raised over $150,000 for charities. In 2014, Spinning partnered with the American Heart Association with the goal of raising $250,000, Spinning Heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. With celebrity hosts and attendees, 20 bikes per hour, hundreds of participants and themed rides at Warner Brothers Fitness Studio, 4000 Warner Blvd Bldg 25, Burbank, CA 91522. MORE >>

Charity Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Their signature fundraising event brings together hundreds of thousands of participants annually across the United States and Canada with a common goal of supporting Autism Speaks. Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, this successful grassroots fundraising effort not only generates vital funds for autism research but also raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism and the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder. MORE >>

Charity Walk to Cure Psoriasis
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Choose between 1K and 5K routes on this walk to raise awareness and funds to combat psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. MORE >>

Charity Beauty Drive 2014
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  Their annual Beauty Drive fundraiser supports ongoing programs that deliver dignity, hope and respite to chronically or terminally ill men, women, children and their caregivers with beauty treatments and pampering products. MORE >>

Charity Drag Queen Bingo
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  Los Angeles' "Best Drag Queen Bingo" comes to Burbank for a night of crazy bingo with fabulous prizes. Benefits Canine Angels. MORE >>

Charity National Tattoo Association Pre-Con Fundraiser
Wed, Apr 30, 2014.  Good Time Charlie's Tattooland and Koolsville Body Piercing and Gallery (Hosts Carrie and Jack Rudy) announced that the Art and Cigar Pre-Con Fundraiser will kick-off the 35th Annual National Tattoo Association (NTA) Convention. The NTA convention will run from May 1 - 4, 2014. The 35th Annual NTA Pre-Con guest host Edgar Hoill, has donated four boxes of his namesake EH Cigars, which will be have original signed artwork by four of the highest regarded tattoo artists in the United States. Participating tattoo artists include Jack Rudy of Good Time Charlie's in Anaheim, CA, Brian Everett of Route 66 Fine Line Tattoo in Albuquerque, NM, Bob Tyrrell of Night Gallery in Detroit, MI, and Tony Olivas of Sacred Heart Tattoo in Atlanta, GA. Limited edition signed prints from other tattoo artists will also be available. All artwork will be part of a silent auction fundraiser to benefit Love in the Mirror, a charitable organization that strives to inspire young people to make a difference through volunteering and providing basic necessities to disadvantaged youth and their families in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. MORE >>

Charity MS Walk
Sat, May 3, 2014.  Join the movement at Walk MS to bring us one step closer to a world free of MS! Come and celebrate with thousands of fellow friends, co-workers and families that, like you want to stop MS in its tracks. There will be fun for the whole family as you enjoy a beautiful 5K walk, roll or stroll around the Rose Bowl. There will also be entertainment on the route and at the finish festival with food, music, jugglers, face painters, team booths, fun give-a-ways and more. MORE >>

Charity Wendy Walk Los Angeles
Sun, May 4, 2014.  The Wendy Walk was founded by Ali, Matt and Jackie Landes to raise funds and awareness for Liposarcoma, a rare cancer that their mom, Wendy, suffered from. Throughout her battle with Liposarcoma, Wendy underwent four 13 hour surgeries, eight chemotherapy treatments, and two rounds of radiation in an attempt to halt the cancer. Sadly, there is no cure for Liposarcoma, and Wendy passed away in March of 2013. Wendy Walk is the only organization funding research to make sure that no one with Liposarcoma will have to suffer like this again. MORE >>

Charity S.T.A.G.E. Goes To The Movies
Sat, May 10, 2014.  The Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event, the longest-running annual benefit for AIDS in the world, brings the best and brightest stars of Broadway, film and television together to perform musical numbers from America’s treasured theatrical catalog. MORE >>

Charity An Evening with Fritz Coleman
Mon, May 12, 2014.  A performance of stand-up comedy about “getting up there,” LA’s longest-running climate clairvoyant knows that we all get older “weather” we like it or not - but Fritz proves that humor lets us do it like heroes. Aimed at the Boomer generation, this benefit show focuses on the shared experiences of the post-War generation, but folks of all ages will relish this beloved weatherman’s comic charm. Benefits A Noise Within. MORE >>

Charity MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert
Mon, May 12, 2014.  The annual benefit concert will honor Black Sabbath's GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter Ozzy Osbourne, and owner/CEO of the Village studios Jeff Greenberg. Osbourne will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund. He is being recognized for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction recovery process. Greenberg will be the recipient of MusiCares®' From the Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization. All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation. Continuing to celebrate the memory of DJ AM, the evening's DJ will be Mix Master Mike. There will also be a performance by Osbourne and his touring band with special guest Slash on guitar. Additional performers will be announced shortly. MORE >>

Charity Bureau of Sanitation Recycling Open House
Sat, May 17, 2014.  Help the environment when you join the dynamic duo “Mr. Recycle” and sidekick “Robo Blue” as they jump into action to serve family fun, food and prizes for kids. At the West Valley District Yard - 8840 Vanalden Ave., Northridge. MORE >>

Charity Nancy Cartwright's Annual Happy House Poker Tournament
Sat, May 17, 2014.  A day of fun, food and at Nancy Cartwright's private estate in Northridge with lots of games, raffles with amazing prizes, barbecue, open wine and beer bar, live music and much more. Prizes include a table read at The Simpsons with a Bart Basket and signed script donated by Bart himself (aka Nancy Cartwright), a Mike and Molly script signed by the cast including Melissa McCarthy, a signed script from Criminal Minds, tickets to the Teen Choice Awards or to the American Idol Season Finale and an opportunity to win a 2014 Mustang displayed by Galpin Motors. Come early for Poker Boot Camp with pro Kenna James. Benefits Happy House whose mission is to help bring about a safer community by “Building Better Families.” A “family” in this case can be small or large; it can be a school, church, business, neighborhood or even a country. MORE >>

Charity Super Saturday for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Sat, May 17, 2014.  Hosted by Molly Sims, Rachel Zoe and their families, the event offers premiere brands at a 30-50% discount with 100% of the proceeds supporting OCRF. MORE >>

Charity Bureau of Sanitation Recycling Open House
Sat, May 31, 2014.  Help the environment when you join the dynamic duo “Mr. Recycle” and sidekick “Robo Blue” as they jump into action to serve family fun, food and prizes for kids. At the North Central District Yard - 452 San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles. MORE >>

Charity Pedal On The Pier
Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Founded in 2009, The Harold Robinson Foundation has been providing our community’s impoverished children with a unique opportunity to attend an ACA accredited, overnight camp in the forest, only 90 minutes outside of Los Angeles. This year’s Pedal on The Pier is brought to life through the Harold Robinson Foundation's partners, Keiser Bikes and Kinetic Cycling’s John Scarangello, along with other popular cycling instructors, who lead participants through a day of stationary cycling on the iconic Santa Monica Pier, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the cycling, Pedal on Pier will feature DJs spinning high-energy music, celebrity guests, dancing, vendors, food, drinks and more. MORE >>

Charity Bureau of Sanitation Recycling Open House
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Help the environment when you join the dynamic duo “Mr. Recycle” and sidekick “Robo Blue” as they jump into action to serve family fun, food and prizes for kids. At the South L.A. District Yard at The Expo Center - 3990 Menlo Ave., Los Angeles. MORE >>

Charity Bureau of Sanitation Recycling Open House
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  Help the environment when you join the dynamic duo “Mr. Recycle” and sidekick “Robo Blue” as they jump into action to serve family fun, food and prizes for kids. At the Harbor District Yard - 1400 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro. MORE >>

Charity Bureau of Sanitation Recycling Open House
Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  Help the environment when you join the dynamic duo “Mr. Recycle” and sidekick “Robo Blue” as they jump into action to serve family fun, food and prizes for kids. At the West L.A. District Yard - 2027 Stoner Ave., Los Angeles. MORE >>

Charity TwentyWonder: A Carnival Of The Mind
Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  The doors open at 6:00 p.m. with live entertainment, food, drinks and attractions throughout the venue. Roller Derby begins at 8:00 p.m. while special performances, art, music, science and comedy will continue from 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Benefits the 100 Ambassadors Fund, which helps to give 100 adult members of the local Down Syndrome community the opportunity to attend TwentyWonder. 21+ MORE >>

Charity L. A. Cancer Challenge Annual 5K/10K Walk/Run
Sun, Oct 26, 2014.  Striving to surpass last year's record-breaking fundraising year, nearly 5,000 men, women and children of all ages are expected to participate; many will be dressed in festive Halloween costumes to raise money for The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, dedicated to finding a cure for Pancreatic Cancer and improving early detection methods. MORE >>

Circus
Circus Circus Vargas
Thu, May 1, 2014-Mon, May 19, 2014.  A spectacular interactive circus featuring an elegant display of strength, speed, grace and dexterity combined with an overall ambience of humor and classic circus fun. Circus Vargas’s amazing acts include Techno Rock jugglers, dancing clowns, synchronized aerial bungee-ballet, hula hoop artists, acrobatic trampoline artists, double flying trapeze, tumbling performers, the globe of death and more. MORE >>

Circus Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Wed, Jul 9, 2014-Tue, Jul 15, 2014.  A 140-year tradition that combines the classics – extraordinary animal performances, captivating clown escapades and daring high-wire acts – with contemporary surprises and thrills to make the circus-going experience memorably unique. MORE >>

Circus Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Fri, Jul 18, 2014-Tue, Jul 22, 2014.  A 140-year tradition that combines the classics – extraordinary animal performances, captivating clown escapades and daring high-wire acts – with contemporary surprises and thrills to make the circus-going experience memorably unique. MORE >>

Circus Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Fri, Jul 25, 2014-Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  A 140-year tradition that combines the classics – extraordinary animal performances, captivating clown escapades and daring high-wire acts – with contemporary surprises and thrills to make the circus-going experience memorably unique. MORE >>

Clubs
Clubs The Hollywood Men
Fridays.  The only all-male revue in L.A.! After the 90 minute show, you can get your picture taken with the cast. MORE >>

Clubs Dirty Sexy House Fridays
Fridays.  Whether you're feeling dirty or sexy, dance the night away to the hottest house music. MORE >>

Clubs TigerHeat Gay Event
Thursdays.  The largest, weekly gay event on the west coast with 2000+ attending every week. Pop hits spun by award-winning DJ Ray Rhodes. MORE >>

Clubs Musical Mondays
Mondays.  A weekly celebration of all things musical. Join hosts Scott Nevins (truTV) and Ryan O'Connor (Oprah Winfrey Network) for the best theatrical entertainment West of Broadway itself. Enjoy all your favorite clips from Broadway to Hollywood musical movies. VJ keith Jacobson brings you all your clasic favorites and rare gems. Then, at 10 PM, be treated to the finest talent in American musical theatre that Los Angeles has to offer. Each week brings a new show where you can let your inner theatre geek sing. MORE >>

Clubs Polyphase
Thursdays.  Put on your your your your your boogie shoes for this weekly disco, boogie, funk and electronic dance party. MORE >>

Clubs Saturday Nights Special
Saturdays.  Saturday Nights Special is the first party ever to incorporate an internet guest list based on your aesthetics. Their decision process is made through your profile submission and your Facebook profile is all you need. More importantly, if their staff cannot make a decision, you're then placed behind our velvet rope page and the guests already accepted decide your fate. MORE >>

Clubs Mash Appeal
Thursdays.  DJ Paul V. will man the DJ decks at Skinny's Lounge and offer up every musical genre from the 60s to the 2Ks - mainly in remix and mashup form. And like the tagline says: "Reinventing the soundtrack of your life on the dance floor." MORE >>

Clubs Glamour Fridays
Fridays.  Start your weekend in this upscale club with live music by the hottest DJs in town. MORE >>

Clubs Mustache Mondays Gay Event
Mondays.  Since its inception in 2008, Mustache Mondays has been become an institution amongst cutting edge queer creatives, who consistently bring their sartorial "A" game to the weekly extravaganza, which has recently played host to drop-bys from such heavy hitters as Azealia Banks, Diplo and Mykki Blanco. Whirl, twirl and duck walk to the progressive house and hip-hop sounds of DJs Josh Peace and Total Freedom, while the outdoor seating area provides an ideal location for gossip, flirting and a never ending series of glamorous entrances. MORE >>

Clubs Bootie LA
Sat, May 3, 2014.  The first monthly mashup party in Los Angeles, spinning only the finest bootlegs and bastard pop. Every first and third Saturday of the month. Free Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people. Performing the Midnight Mashup Show, as well as providing the go-go eye candy on stage, will be resident dance crew R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance). And of course, club photographers SceneSnaps will also be in the house with their Photo Booth, ready to capture all the action! MORE >>

Clubs Bootie LA Prom
Sat, May 17, 2014.  Your favorite mashup party celebrates Prom season by throwing "a Prom for the rest of us!" Come as you are or dress up in creative Prom attire for a chance to be crowned the Bootie Prom King, Prom Queen, and Best Couple at midnight! '90s Prom? Pirate Prom? Punk Prom? You decide! It's up to you, the Class of ‘14, to decide on the winners, who will each receive $100 cash prizes!

Your chaperones for the evening will be resident Bootie LA DJ ShyBoy and Bootie SF’s Airsun, as they play all your old & new favorite mashups, with Prom mashups thrown into the mix! Resident dance crew R.A.I.D. will be on hand to fill the stage with their patented go-go insanity, as well as the Midnight Mashup Show. SceneSnaps will be there with their Photo Booth, so you can get your Prom picture taken! Plus, FREE Bootie mashup CDs for the first 100 people through the door! MORE >>

Clubs Bootie LA
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  The first monthly mashup party in Los Angeles, spinning only the finest bootlegs and bastard pop. Every first and third Saturday of the month. Free Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people. Performing the Midnight Mashup Show, as well as providing the go-go eye candy on stage, will be resident dance crew R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance). And of course, club photographers SceneSnaps will also be in the house with their Photo Booth, ready to capture all the action! MORE >>

Clubs Bootie LA
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  The first monthly mashup party in Los Angeles, spinning only the finest bootlegs and bastard pop. Every first and third Saturday of the month. Free Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people. Performing the Midnight Mashup Show, as well as providing the go-go eye candy on stage, will be resident dance crew R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance). And of course, club photographers SceneSnaps will also be in the house with their Photo Booth, ready to capture all the action! MORE >>

Clubs Bootie LA
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  The first monthly mashup party in Los Angeles, spinning only the finest bootlegs and bastard pop. Every first and third Saturday of the month. Free Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people. Performing the Midnight Mashup Show, as well as providing the go-go eye candy on stage, will be resident dance crew R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance). And of course, club photographers SceneSnaps will also be in the house with their Photo Booth, ready to capture all the action! MORE >>

Clubs Bootie LA
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  The first monthly mashup party in Los Angeles, spinning only the finest bootlegs and bastard pop. Every first and third Saturday of the month. Free Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people. Performing the Midnight Mashup Show, as well as providing the go-go eye candy on stage, will be resident dance crew R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance). And of course, club photographers SceneSnaps will also be in the house with their Photo Booth, ready to capture all the action! MORE >>

Clubs Bootie LA
Sat, Oct 4, 2014.  The first monthly mashup party in Los Angeles, spinning only the finest bootlegs and bastard pop. Every first and third Saturday of the month. Free Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people. Performing the Midnight Mashup Show, as well as providing the go-go eye candy on stage, will be resident dance crew R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance). And of course, club photographers SceneSnaps will also be in the house with their Photo Booth, ready to capture all the action! MORE >>

Clubs Bootie LA
Sat, Nov 1, 2014.  The first monthly mashup party in Los Angeles, spinning only the finest bootlegs and bastard pop. Every first and third Saturday of the month. Free Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people. Performing the Midnight Mashup Show, as well as providing the go-go eye candy on stage, will be resident dance crew R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance). And of course, club photographers SceneSnaps will also be in the house with their Photo Booth, ready to capture all the action! MORE >>

Clubs Bootie LA
Sat, Dec 6, 2014.  The first monthly mashup party in Los Angeles, spinning only the finest bootlegs and bastard pop. Every first and third Saturday of the month. Free Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people. Performing the Midnight Mashup Show, as well as providing the go-go eye candy on stage, will be resident dance crew R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance). And of course, club photographers SceneSnaps will also be in the house with their Photo Booth, ready to capture all the action! MORE >>

Comedy
Comedy Soundtrack
Fridays.  Is your ipod hilarious? Experience spontaneous improvised comedy inspired by your very own music collection. The Upright Citizens Brigade's premiere house team performs never seen before, never seen again comedy every Friday night. MORE >>

Comedy College Night at The Laugh Factory
Thursdays.  As students you're always working hard. So why not take a night off, put the books down and let the Laugh Factory relieve your stress? Hosted by Tyler Spindel and featuring only the best comedians on the scene they guarantee you'll leave laughing. And don't forget, they know you're broke, so CALL and let them know you're a student ID, receive the student discount & show your ID at the door. MORE >>

Comedy Comedy Juice
Wednesdays.  Sirius Satellite Radio called it "The best standup show in the country!" and it has been featured in US Weekly, CNN and Headline News. This always popular night could feature superstar regulars like Sarah Silverman, Dane Cook, Jeffrey Ross, Dave Attell and Drew Carey alongside the best young comics in the country like Ben Gleib, Steve Byrne, Kyle Cease, Daniel Tosh and Nick Thune; plus surprise appearances from the likes of Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, and Norm McDonald. MORE >>

Comedy Jay Leno
Sundays.  Did you know that The Tonight Show host owns approximately 190 vehicles, including 90 motorcycles? MORE >>

Comedy Grown & Sexy
Saturdays.  The dapper Derrick Ellis brings a sophisticated funny to the stage as our 8:30pm host of The J Spot Comedy Club. And for those wanting a late-night snack, come to the 10:30pm show and host Gary G Thang Johnson will put you in the mood to laugh until… well, until we just can’t take it anymore. MORE >>

Comedy ComedySportz: The College Team
Thursdays.  Two teams of their professional college-aged improvisers compete for laughs and points in this hilarious comedy competition. It’s complete with a referee, uniforms, artificial turf, pennants, an organist and even the National Anthem! MORE >>

Comedy Cookin' With Gas
Thursdays.  Since 1992, The Groundlings Main Company, Alumni and Sunday Companies have played together every Thursday night in the all-improv explosion that has become almost as much of an institution as the Groundlings Theatre itself. Based entirely on audience suggestions, the comic daredevils invent custom-made satire and song. Each week features a new surprise guest. MORE >>

Comedy The Crazy Uncle Joe Show
Wednesdays.  Come and see one of L.A.'s longest running long-form improvisation shows! Watch as The Groundlings Players begin with three suggestions from the crowd, and then proceed to weave the stories together, traveling back and forth through time, playing different characters in many different situations. And, they keep it up for an uncanny 40 minutes straight. And, after a brief intermission, they come back and do it all over again with three new suggestions. MORE >>

Comedy Facebook
Wednesdays.  Each week, 2 audience members are randomly plucked from the audience to get their Facebook page examined and then turned into long form improvised comedy scenes based entirely on their profile, pictures, comments and status. MORE >>

Comedy Terminator Too: Judgment Play
Saturdays.  Sat, Jul 13, 2013-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  From the director of the West Coast smash-hit, Point Break Live!, this is the hilarious new interactive spoof of the 1991 classic action movie, Terminator 2. You'll help save the human race with everybody's favorite robot vigilante. Get blasted by super-soakers! Witness the scorching of He-Man action figures! Be dazzled by James Cameron’s revolutionary action sequences and special effects...recreated LIVE (in true 3D)...with next to no budget at all! MORE >>

Comedy Neal Brennan
Sundays.  Sun, Dec 15, 2013-Sun, Jul 27, 2014.  He's a 3-time Emmy nominee for “Chappelle’s Show” and also collaborates regularly with Seth Meyers. MORE >>

Comedy The Meatballs of Comedy
Thursdays.  Thu, Feb 6, 2014-Thu, Nov 20, 2014.  The Meatballs of Comedy is a one-of-a-kind stand-up comedy show starring America's Funniest Italian Comedians! Jimmy & Joey, Chef Eva, Maitre D' Mel and their funny friends turn Victorio's Ristorante into “Sunday Dinner At Mama's” with lotsa laughs! It’s a phenomenal show from beginning to end and if you’re not Italian, you just might think you are when they’re through with you! Bring the kids AND the grandparents because everybody is gonna have a great time! Comedy Italian Style!

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Comedy Get Super Naked with Jay Davis
Fridays.  Fri, Mar 28, 2014-Fri, Dec 12, 2014.  Jay Davis brings the most talented comics together with the most talented musicians for an all-night party filled with laughs and fun. This special event has had drop-ins from musical guests like No Doubt and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. You never know who will drop by this show and party! MORE >>

Comedy Undateable
Fridays.  Fri, Mar 28, 2014-Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  38 "Undateable" profiles were placed on OKCupid to see who would interact with them. The results were tracked with a shockingly hilarious outcome. The show = months of research of REAL people talking to FAKE characters. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? Undateable is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage. MORE >>

Comedy Spoken Funk 9th Anniversary
Sundays.  Sun, Apr 6, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  Three amazing poets and one hilarious comedian blessing the mic for your entertainment. Black Ice, Ed Mabrey, Matthew Cuban & D. Militant will bring the noise. Spotlight performance by Michael Forston. Spoken Funk, where comedy and poetry meet. Hosted by Poetri ThePoet & Brutha Gimel. MORE >>

Comedy Spank! Harder: The Sequel
Wed, Apr 23, 2014-Thu, Apr 24, 2014.  The sequel to Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody picks up where the original left off, parodying not only "Fifty Shades of Grey," but taking aim at a variety of pop culture that is begging to be spanked! MORE >>

Comedy Pablo Francisco
Today-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  In 2001 and 2002, Francisco toured as part of "The Three Amigos" with Carlos Mencia and Freddy Soto. MORE >>

Comedy Shatner's World
Today.  Shatner’s World, the critically acclaimed one-man show, takes audiences on an exhilarating behind-the-scenes voyage through his storied life and career. With an energetic mix of personal anecdotes, laugh-out-loud humor and poignant moments, William Shatner shares his phenomenal journey from classically-trained Shakespearean actor to internationally-known cultural icon, all the while illuminating the unique persona of his most important character, himself.

In select theaters nationwide. MORE >>

Comedy Bryan Callen
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Callen's many television credits include MADtv, Entourage, News Radio, Oz, Frasier, Suddenly Susan, NYPD Blue, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI, Sex & the City, 7th Heaven, Rude Awakening, Less Than Perfect, King of Queens, Stacked, Las Vegas, Reba, Fat Actress and How I Met Your Mother. MORE >>

Comedy Dave Attell
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Attell has made numerous appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O'Brien,” “The Howard Stern Show,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. He also appeared in Chris Rock’s cult film "Pootie Tang”. Other television credits include FOX's "Arrested Development," NBC's "Ed," HBO, Comedy Central’s "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and his own half-hour stand-up special "Comedy Central Presents Dave Attell.” MORE >>

Comedy Hal Sparks
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  The comedian hosted E!'s Talk Soup, before landing the role of Michael Novotny on Showtime's Queer as Folk. MORE >>

Comedy Jeff Garlin
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Did you know that him and Conan O'Brien were roommates for a while in the 80s? MORE >>

Comedy Lisa Lampanelli
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  Before starting her stand-up career in the early 1990s, she worked as a copy editor at Popular Mechanics and as an assistant at Rolling Stone. She was also a fact checker and the first chief of research for Spy magazine. MORE >>

Comedy Spank! Harder: The Sequel
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  The sequel to Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody picks up where the original left off, parodying not only "Fifty Shades of Grey," but taking aim at a variety of pop culture that is begging to be spanked! MORE >>

Comedy Chelsea Handler
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  At age 19, she moved from New Jersey to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, and two years later, decided to become a stand-up comedian after telling her story about a DUI to a class of other offenders, who found it funny. MORE >>

Comedy Jay and Silent Bob Get Old
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  A live comedy podcast with Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith. MORE >>

Comedy The Paul F. Tompkins Show
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  A 21st century update of the classic variety show whose regular guests include Dave (Gruber) Allen, Andy Richter, Aimee Mann, Dave Foley, Ben Gibbard, Kaitlin Olson and many more. MORE >>

Comedy Gabriel Iglesias
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  "The Fluffy Guy" will be delivering his usual funny brand of storytelling (sound effects included). MORE >>

Comedy The Sklar Brothers
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  Randy and Jason Sklar have guest starred in many TV shows, including an Emmy Award winning episode of HBO’s Curb YourEnthusiasm, the cult FX hit “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as Adult Swim’s Childrens’ Hospital. They starred as conjoined twins in a memorable episode of Grey's Anatomy and as warring agents on HBO's Entourage. Of the Entourage episode, television critic Paul Katz wrote of their turn, “in the hands of comedic masters, The Sklar Brothers, they made it soar.” MORE >>

Comedy Andrés du Bouchet: Light Fantastic
Wed, Apr 30, 2014.  Conan writer Andrés du Bouchet hosts this monthly comedy/variety show with sidekick & band leader Adam Felber (writer for Real Time With Bill Maher, and frequent panelist on Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on NPR), with great guest comics and musical guests. The last Wednesday of every month. MORE >>

Comedy Aries Spears
Thu, May 1, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Besides being a principal cast member on Fox’s hit sketch comedy show Mad TV for eight seasons, Aries portrayed Cuba Gooding, Jr.’s brother in Jerry Maguire. MORE >>

Comedy Greg Walloch: Eat Your Words
Thu, May 1, 2014.  An intimate evening of storytelling in the tradition of The Moth and This American Life. The stories are inspired by a food theme - food politics, the best meal you ever ate, a food memory. Each show features a rotating cast of the city's most outstanding storytellers and comedians with special guest appearances by LA area chefs, bartenders and urban foodies. The first Thursday of the month. MORE >>

Comedy Jane Bussmann: A Journey to the Dark Heart of Nameless Unspeakable Evil
Thu, May 1, 2014.  British writer Jane Bussmann (South Park, Brass Eye) is bringing the first XXX-rated show ever performed inside the UK Parliament to Largo. A true story savaging Hollywood, Joseph Kony, charities and other abominations. Now, fresh from standing room only performances from London to Kampala, it’s the funniest, most hard-hitting, foul-mouthed political comedy ever to play America. MORE >>

Comedy Mitch Fatel
Thu, May 1, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  The #1 requested comedian on Satellite Radio, in 2006, he was named the "Best Comedian" at the prestigious HBO Aspen Comedy Festival. MORE >>

Comedy Capitol Steps
Fri, May 2, 2014-Sat, May 3, 2014.  The Capitol Steps began in 1981 at a Christmas party in the office of former Senator Charles Percy. Since that time, they have recorded over 30 albums and have appeared on numerous television and radio shows. They put the "mock" in democracy. MORE >>

Comedy Charlie Murphy
Fri, May 2, 2014.  Besides being a "Chappelle's Show" cast member, he has starred in such movies as Lottery Ticket, Our Family Wedding, A Perfect Holiday, King's Ransom, Roll Bounce, Chris Rock’s classic hip-hop parody CB4, Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever and Mo’ Betta Blues, Unearthed, Night At The Museum and Harlem Nights. MORE >>

Comedy Jeff Ross
Fri, May 2, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  He's a producer and star of Comedy Central's wildly popular celebrity roast franchise. MORE >>

Comedy Colin Quinn
Sat, May 3, 2014.  As a writer for the classic FOX series, In Living Color, he's one of many celebrities who got their big break on that show, along with Jim Carrey, Jennifer Lopez, Jamie Foxx and all the Wayans siblings. MORE >>

Comedy The Thrilling Adventure Hour
Sat, May 3, 2014.  A sophisticated comedy sprinkled with affectionate homage to 1940’s era radio, the Thrilling Adventure… program features three non-serialized serials in each episode, as well as jingles and messages from sponsors such as Patriot Brand Cigarettes (“Good for your Constitution”). MORE >>

Comedy Sunday Night Sex Talks
Sun, May 4, 2014.  L.A.'s first and ONLY no-boys-allowed storytelling series. The first Sunday of the month, talented female performers tell R-rated tales of sex, dating and relationships, past and present, before an exclusively female audience. Each show features four performers telling ten minute stories on a given sex-themed topic. The result: candid, irreverent, edgy and sometimes touching stories that are all too true and relatable. MORE >>

Comedy Ian Bagg
Tue, May 6, 2014.  Surprisingly, Ian went to school to be an explosives enigneer, but a lucky chance at a open mic event soon landed him two successful half-hour specials: “Comedy Central Presents” and HBO’s “A Comics Climb.” MORE >>

Comedy Tom Papa
Wed, May 7, 2014-Thu, May 8, 2014.  On television, Tom was personally chosen by Jerry Seinfeld to serve as host of NBC's "The Marriage Ref," had a recurring role opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the CBS series, "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and had his own show, "Come to Papa." MORE >>

Comedy Chris Kattan
Thu, May 8, 2014.  Kattan was a member of several improv/sketch comedy troupes, one of them being The Groundlings of which his father was an original member. MORE >>

Comedy Erik Griffin
Thu, May 8, 2014-Sun, May 11, 2014.  Seen on Comedy Central's "Workaholics," Griffin uses his multi-cultural background, with a Central American-Caribbean mother and father of European decent, to comment on issues ranging from race and culture to sexually transmitted diseases. MORE >>

Comedy John Heffron
Thu, May 8, 2014-Sun, May 11, 2014.  Before he won the second season of Last Comic Standing, his first gig was on the University of Michigan’s campus at the Main Street Comedy Showcase. MORE >>

Comedy Jen Kober
Fri, May 9, 2014-Sat, May 10, 2014.  You might recognize Kober from her recurring role on the first and second seasons of “Treme,” opposite Melissa Leo, or in her co-starring roles on ABC’s “Happy Endings,” and NBC’s “Up All Night.” She also had a scene stealing performance on season eight of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” MORE >>

Comedy Lily Tomlin
Fri, May 9, 2014.  She's 3/4 of the way to the heralded EGOT with a Grammy, 2 Tonys and 6 Emmys. She just needs that elusive Oscar. MORE >>

Comedy Nick Kroll & Friends
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Join Nick (The League, Parks & Recreation) and friends for a hilarious night of comedy and merriment. MORE >>

Comedy Pauly Shore
Sat, May 10, 2014.  When you consider that his father was a comedian, his mother founded The Comedy Store and Sam Kinison was his mentor, he was going to be a comedian whether he wanted to or not. MORE >>

Comedy Sebastian Maniscalco
Sun, May 11, 2014.  While perfecting his routine on the stand-up circuit, Sebastian captured the attention of Vince Vaughn who selected him to be one of the four featured comedians in the critically acclaimed film, Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show. MORE >>

Comedy Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano & Jason Alexander
Wed, May 14, 2014.  The three American comedic legends bring their own brand of biting humor to the stage followed by Q&A. MORE >>

Comedy Ben Rimalower: Patti Issues
Thu, May 15, 2014.  When Ben Rimalower was eight years old, his father came out of the closet and embarked on a drug-fueled tear that left his family in tatters. Amid the chaos of his young life, Ben found comfortlike so many gay boys before him and after in musical theater, and specifically in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone. With a mix of comic irreverence, stark candor and show-biz bravado, Patti Issues poignantly explores the challenges facing LGBT parents and children while shining unique light on gay men's time-old obsessions with divas. MORE >>

Comedy Colin Kane
Thu, May 15, 2014.  Billed by Dennis Miller as “the next really big comedian” and described by fans as "acerbic and brilliant", Colin Kane nailed down the winning spot on Howard Stern's Kill or Be Killed and is a serial guest on the zenith of early morning radio, Opie and Anthony. MORE >>

Comedy Jerry Seinfeld
Thu, May 15, 2014.  Did you know his eponymous TV show was nominated for almost 70 Emmys, winning ten? MORE >>

Comedy Weird on Top
Thu, May 15, 2014.  This is pure, premium-grade, 100% natural improvisational comedy, and because this is the laziest group of individuals you will ever meet, you get to help! MORE >>

Comedy Bert Kreischer
Fri, May 16, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Kreischer is best known for his Travel Channel show Bert The Conquerer, where he takes on terrifying challenges including jumping off the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. MORE >>

Comedy Brad Williams
Fri, May 16, 2014-Sat, May 17, 2014.  Born with Achondroplastic dwarfism, Brad would endure countless taunts and gawks from classmates and random people on the street. Instead of crying about it, Brad turned to humor. One night at a Carlos Mencia show, Carlos asked Brad if he wanted to do time. After his set, Mencia decided to bring Brad on the road with him as his opening act. Brad has been touring with Carlos ever since. MORE >>

Comedy Christopher Titus
Fri, May 16, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Time Magazine called the stand-up & TV veteran "brutal, hilarious and audacious," while Newsday called him "TV's most original comic voice since Seinfeld." MORE >>

Comedy Wayne Brady
Fri, May 16, 2014.  He was the host of the daytime talk show The Wayne Brady Show, the original host of Fox's Don't Forget the Lyrics! and currently hosts the revival of Let's Make a Deal. MORE >>

Comedy Katt Williams
Sat, May 17, 2014.  He has been embraced by the Hip Hop community, receiving praise from Master P (“Hands down Katt Williams is the next Richard Pryor”) and Snoop Dogg (“Katt is doing his comedy thing so flamboyantly and so fly with spirit of the late great Red Foxx and the spirit of Richard Pryor”). MORE >>

Comedy Patton Oswalt & Friends
Sat, May 17, 2014.  After writing for MADtv and starring in his own 1996 comedy special for HBO, he went on to garner notable roles in films and television shows. His most prominent and long-running role was as Spence Olchin on The King of Queens. His first starring film role was as the voice of Remy, the lead character in the 2007 Pixar film Ratatouille. MORE >>

Comedy Joe Rogan
Sun, May 18, 2014.  Did you know the stand-up and former Fear Factor host is also an accomplished martial artist? No wonder he sometimes works as a color commentator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. MORE >>

Comedy Russell Peters
Tue, May 20, 2014-Wed, May 21, 2014.  Recently ranked by Forbes - along with Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock - as one of the top ten highest grossing stand-up comics in the U.S., he had the largest comedy show in UK history at London's O2 Arena with 16,000 fans in attendance in 2009. MORE >>

Comedy Victory Lap
Tue, May 20, 2014.  A monthly variety show aiming to corral the very best of alternative Los Angeles – comedy, music, magic, games, door prizes and feats of strength – into a riotous, action-packed evening of slightly unhinged entertainment. Your hosts are Seth W. Owen (Movie Night @ The Roosevelt) and Stuart Jenkins (Associate Producer, BBC America’s The Nerdist). $5 cocktails at 7 PM. The third Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Comedy The Super Serious Show
Wed, May 21, 2014.  Each show presents a new mix of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy, complete with videos, along with a full-fledge pre-party including music, drinks, sweets and food trucks. The third Wednesday of the month. MORE >>

Comedy Bill Cosby
Thu, May 22, 2014.  The Cosby Show is one of only three TV programs that have been #1 in the Nielsen ratings for at least five consecutive seasons, along with All in the Family and American Idol. MORE >>

Comedy Bob Saget
Thu, May 22, 2014.  Although he is best known for his family-friendly roles as Danny Tanner in Full House and the original host of America's Funniest Home Videos and as the narrator on How I Met Your Mother, Saget is also known for his very vulgar stand-up routine. MORE >>

Comedy Gallagher
Thu, May 22, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Chemical Engineering degree. He also minored in English Literature, which he used often in his skits to mock the language. MORE >>

Comedy Tig Notaro
Thu, May 22, 2014.  Notaro has become a favorite on both NPR’s This American Life and on Conan, guest starred on such shows as NBC’s The Office and Community along with HBO’s The Life and Times of Tim and has written for The Emmys and MTV Movie Awards. MORE >>

Comedy Carlos Alazraqui
Fri, May 23, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  Not only did he play Deputy James Garcia on Comedy Central's "Reno 911!," he was also the voice of Gidget, "The Taco Bell Chihuahua." MORE >>

Comedy Craig Shoemaker
Fri, May 23, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  Named "Comedian Of The Year" by the American Comedy Awards on ABC, Craig Shoemaker's half-hour Comedy Central special, The Lovemaster Unzipped, was voted by viewers as one of the network's "Top 20" stand-up specials of all-time. MORE >>

Comedy Darren Carter
Tue, May 27, 2014.  Darren starred on the BET sketch series, "The Way We Do It," and has appeared on programs including "The Tonight Show," "Comedy Central's: Premium Blend," "The Jamie Foxx Show," "BET's Comic View" and has performed live with the likes of Chris Rock and Paul Rodriguez. MORE >>

Comedy Sarah Silverman & Friends
Tue, May 27, 2014.  In January 2008, she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to show Jimmy Kimmel, her boyfriend at the time, a special video. The video turned out to be a song called "I'm F**king Matt Damon," in which she and Matt Damon sang a duet about having an affair behind Kimmel's back. The video was an "instant YouTube sensation." MORE >>

Comedy Roy Wood Jr.
Thu, May 29, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  In October 2006, Wood made his network television debut on Late Night with David Letterman and then in 2011, he was selected as one of the top three finalists on Last Comic Standing on NBC. He is one of the stars of TBS' Sullivan & Son. MORE >>

Comedy Tom Green
Thu, May 29, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Green found mainstream prominence via his MTV television show The Tom Green Show. Green was also in the public eye for his short-lived marriage to actress Drew Barrymore, and for his roles in such films as Freddy Got Fingered, Road Trip, Stealing Harvard and Charlie's Angels. MORE >>

Comedy Chris D'Elia
Fri, May 30, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  Recently named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” in January 2013, D'Elia released a parody rap album under the name "Chank Smith." MORE >>

Comedy Margaret Cho
Fri, May 30, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  In 1992, she appeared on the Golden Girls spin-off, The Golden Palace, in a small role and won the American Comedy Award for Best Female Comedian in 1994. Also in the early years of her career, she secured a coveted spot as an opening act for Jerry Seinfeld and was featured on a Bob Hope special. MORE >>

Comedy Rita Rudner and Her New Dress
Sat, May 31, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Rita's first solo HBO special, Rita Rudner's One Night Stand, was nominated for several awards, as was her eponymous English BBC television show that later appeared in the USA on A&E. Rudner's two one-hour specials for HBO, Born to Be Mild and Married Without Children, were ratings standouts and she performed all over the country, filling Carnegie Hall in New York three times and the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles twice. In 2008, Rita Rudner: Live From Las Vegas was PBS's first ever stand-up comedy special. MORE >>

Comedy Sunday Night Sex Talks
Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  L.A.'s first and ONLY no-boys-allowed storytelling series. The first Sunday of the month, talented female performers tell R-rated tales of sex, dating and relationships, past and present, before an exclusively female audience. Each show features four performers telling ten minute stories on a given sex-themed topic. The result: candid, irreverent, edgy and sometimes touching stories that are all too true and relatable. MORE >>

Comedy Jo Koy
Fridays, Saturdays.  Thu, Jun 5, 2014-Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Besides being a regular guest on E!’s “Chelsea Lately and on The Adam Carolla Show, perhaps one of Koy’s biggest claims to fame was his appearance on the "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in 2005 where he was one of a select few to ever receive a standing ovation on the show. MORE >>

Comedy Tom Segura
Thu, Jun 5, 2014-Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  His television credits include “Conan,” ABC's "Happy Endings," “Comedy Central Presents” (half-hour special), Showtimes’ “Russell Peters Presents,” and Comedy Central's stand up series "MashUp." MORE >>

Comedy Don Rickles
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Rickles began doing stand-up comedy performing in hotels in the Catskill Mountains in New York. He became known as an insult comedian by responding to his hecklers. The audience enjoyed these insults more than his prepared material, and he incorporated them into his act. MORE >>

Comedy Adam Carolla
Tue, Jun 10, 2014.  Carolla was not given a middle name. On his driver's license application, he filled in his middle name as "Lakers" (after his love for the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team) and the made-up name still appears on his license. MORE >>

Comedy Loni Love
Tue, Jun 10, 2014.  After appearing in many programs including Chelsea Lately, Comedy Central Presents, Best Damn Sport Show, Hollywood Squares, Girlfriends, Girls Behaving Badly, and The Tonight Show, Variety named her one of its "10 Comics to Watch!" MORE >>

Comedy Doug Stanhope
Wed, Jun 11, 2014.  Did you know he was the subject of an 8-page feature in British GQ under the title "Is This America's Most Depraved Man?" MORE >>

Comedy Maria Bamford
Wed, Jun 11, 2014.  Besides guest starring on Arrested Development, Maria is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials. MORE >>

Comedy Shawn & Marlon Wayans
Thu, Jun 12, 2014-Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  Both Shawn and Marlon Wayans made their acting debut in 1989 in their brother Keenen Ivory Wayans’ feature film “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka.” Immediately following their feature film debut, they joined the cast of the Emmy Award winning comedy series, “In Living Color.” “The Wayans Bros.” sitcom, which Shawn and Marlon created and starred in, was the first WB show to be sold into syndication after heading up the WB network lineup for five years. MORE >>

Comedy Victory Lap
Tue, Jun 17, 2014.  A monthly variety show aiming to corral the very best of alternative Los Angeles – comedy, music, magic, games, door prizes and feats of strength – into a riotous, action-packed evening of slightly unhinged entertainment. Your hosts are Seth W. Owen (Movie Night @ The Roosevelt) and Stuart Jenkins (Associate Producer, BBC America’s The Nerdist). $5 cocktails at 7 PM. The third Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Comedy The Super Serious Show
Wed, Jun 18, 2014.  Each show presents a new mix of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy, complete with videos, along with a full-fledge pre-party including music, drinks, sweets and food trucks. The third Wednesday of the month. MORE >>

Comedy Steve Trevino
Thu, Jun 19, 2014-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  Outside of being a national headliner, he's made memorable appearances on The Late Late Show, Comics Unleashed and BET Comic View, among others. Treviño's "Tex-Mex" style of comedy is a fresh voice for the 21st Century Mexican-American, earning him regular slots on Despierta America, Que Locos and The Latino Laugh Festival. MORE >>

Comedy Weird on Top
Thu, Jun 19, 2014.  This is pure, premium-grade, 100% natural improvisational comedy, and because this is the laziest group of individuals you will ever meet, you get to help! MORE >>

Comedy Rob Schneider
Fri, Jun 20, 2014-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  Did you know that he started his stand-up comedy career while still in high school? After opening a show by comedian Dennis Miller in 1987, Schneider won a slot on HBO's 13th Annual Young Comedians special, which was hosted by Miller. Schneider's appearance on the HBO special led to a role on Saturday Night Live. MORE >>

Comedy Sommore
Fri, Jun 20, 2014-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  She was the first woman to host BET’s ”Comic View,” presiding over the 1994-1995 season, and in 1995, she received the Richard Pryor Award for Comic of the Year. MORE >>

Comedy George Lopez
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  Time magazine dubbed him as one of "The 25 Most Influential Hispanics In America." MORE >>

Comedy David Sedaris
Tue, Jun 24, 2014.  While working odd jobs, Sedaris was discovered in a Chicago club by radio host Ira Glass. Glass asked him to appear on his weekly local program, The Wild Room. Sedaris' success on The Wild Room led to his National Public Radio debut on December 23, 1992, when he read a radio essay on Morning Edition titled "SantaLand Diaries," which described his purported experiences as an elf at Macy's department store during Christmas in New York. MORE >>

Comedy Jeff Richards
Fri, Jun 27, 2014-Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  Richards has the distinction of being the first person ever to be a cast member on Saturday Night Live and its rival sketch show, MADtv. MORE >>

Comedy Miranda Sings
Fri, Jun 27, 2014.  Colleen Ballinger is Miranda, whose signature off-key singing of show tunes and pop music hits became a hit on Youtube. Her shows often incorporate giving a "voice lesson" to, and singing a duet with, Broadway or local celebrities, and reading hate mail directed to the character. MORE >>

Comedy Christina Pazsitzky
Thu, Jul 3, 2014-Sun, Jul 6, 2014.  She’s been a regular round table guest and writer on the E! show Chelsea Lately and is a series regular on Tru TV’s World’s Dumbest. MORE >>

Comedy Sunday Night Sex Talks
Sun, Jul 6, 2014.  L.A.'s first and ONLY no-boys-allowed storytelling series. The first Sunday of the month, talented female performers tell R-rated tales of sex, dating and relationships, past and present, before an exclusively female audience. Each show features four performers telling ten minute stories on a given sex-themed topic. The result: candid, irreverent, edgy and sometimes touching stories that are all too true and relatable. MORE >>

Comedy Maz Jobrani
Fri, Jul 11, 2014-Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  The Iranian-American comedian and actor is part of the "Axis of Evil" comedy group who appeared on a comedy special on Comedy Central. MORE >>

Comedy Mo'Nique
Fri, Jul 11, 2014-Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  Before winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Precious, she rose to fame in the UPN series The Parkers while making a name as a stand-up comedian. MORE >>

Comedy Victory Lap
Tue, Jul 15, 2014.  A monthly variety show aiming to corral the very best of alternative Los Angeles – comedy, music, magic, games, door prizes and feats of strength – into a riotous, action-packed evening of slightly unhinged entertainment. Your hosts are Seth W. Owen (Movie Night @ The Roosevelt) and Stuart Jenkins (Associate Producer, BBC America’s The Nerdist). $5 cocktails at 7 PM. The third Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Comedy Jeff Dunham
Wed, Jul 16, 2014.  Dunham has been called "America's favorite comedian" by Slate.com, and according to the concert industry publication Pollstar, he has been the top-grossing standup act in North America, and has been among the most successful acts in Europe as well. MORE >>

Comedy The Super Serious Show
Wed, Jul 16, 2014.  Each show presents a new mix of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy, complete with videos, along with a full-fledge pre-party including music, drinks, sweets and food trucks. The third Wednesday of the month. MORE >>

Comedy Tommy Davidson
Thu, Jul 17, 2014-Sun, Jul 20, 2014.  It was at the Comedy Act Theatre, where he met Robert Townsend. This led to his first national television appearance with a starring role in Partners in Crime which led to meeting Keenan Ivory Wayans, who proved instrumental in Davidson’s career by offering him an opportunity to audition and join the cast of In Living Color. He, Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans made TV history with their originality. MORE >>

Comedy Weird on Top
Thu, Jul 17, 2014.  This is pure, premium-grade, 100% natural improvisational comedy, and because this is the laziest group of individuals you will ever meet, you get to help! MORE >>

Comedy Nate Bargatze
Fri, Jul 25, 2014-Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  The son of a former clown-turned world-class magician, Nate kills audiences with hilarious personal stories and witty observations that he delivers with a laid-back, wry style. Nate tours nationally and, in a very short time, has earned much praise from such comedic stars as Marc Maron and Jim Gaffigan. MORE >>

Comedy Kevin Nealon
Fri, Aug 1, 2014-Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  On February 22, 2006, Nealon contributed a story to the New York Times about being wiretapped by Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano, who has been indicted on racketeering and conspiracy charges. It was also revealed in a separate court case on February 27, 2006, that investigators working for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus may also have targeted Nealon for wiretapping. MORE >>

Comedy Sunday Night Sex Talks
Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  L.A.'s first and ONLY no-boys-allowed storytelling series. The first Sunday of the month, talented female performers tell R-rated tales of sex, dating and relationships, past and present, before an exclusively female audience. Each show features four performers telling ten minute stories on a given sex-themed topic. The result: candid, irreverent, edgy and sometimes touching stories that are all too true and relatable. MORE >>

Comedy Victory Lap
Tue, Aug 19, 2014.  A monthly variety show aiming to corral the very best of alternative Los Angeles – comedy, music, magic, games, door prizes and feats of strength – into a riotous, action-packed evening of slightly unhinged entertainment. Your hosts are Seth W. Owen (Movie Night @ The Roosevelt) and Stuart Jenkins (Associate Producer, BBC America’s The Nerdist). $5 cocktails at 7 PM. The third Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Comedy The Super Serious Show
Wed, Aug 20, 2014.  Each show presents a new mix of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy, complete with videos, along with a full-fledge pre-party including music, drinks, sweets and food trucks. The third Wednesday of the month. MORE >>

Comedy Weird on Top
Thu, Aug 21, 2014.  This is pure, premium-grade, 100% natural improvisational comedy, and because this is the laziest group of individuals you will ever meet, you get to help! MORE >>

Comedy Carlos Mencia
Thu, Sep 4, 2014-Sun, Sep 7, 2014.  Not afraid to tackle controversial topics in his routines or on his show, Mencia has described himself as "the first Richard Pryor of Hispanic culture." MORE >>

Comedy Sunday Night Sex Talks
Sun, Sep 7, 2014.  L.A.'s first and ONLY no-boys-allowed storytelling series. The first Sunday of the month, talented female performers tell R-rated tales of sex, dating and relationships, past and present, before an exclusively female audience. Each show features four performers telling ten minute stories on a given sex-themed topic. The result: candid, irreverent, edgy and sometimes touching stories that are all too true and relatable. MORE >>

Comedy Victory Lap
Tue, Sep 16, 2014.  A monthly variety show aiming to corral the very best of alternative Los Angeles – comedy, music, magic, games, door prizes and feats of strength – into a riotous, action-packed evening of slightly unhinged entertainment. Your hosts are Seth W. Owen (Movie Night @ The Roosevelt) and Stuart Jenkins (Associate Producer, BBC America’s The Nerdist). $5 cocktails at 7 PM. The third Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Comedy The Super Serious Show
Wed, Sep 17, 2014.  Each show presents a new mix of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy, complete with videos, along with a full-fledge pre-party including music, drinks, sweets and food trucks. The third Wednesday of the month. MORE >>

Comedy Jim Jefferies
Sat, Sep 20, 2014.  Jefferies' comedy series, Legit, premiered in January 2013 on FX. A second season premiered in February 2014, having been moved to FXX. Legit has received positive attention for its portrayal of people with mental and physical handicaps. MORE >>

Comedy Sunday Night Sex Talks
Sun, Oct 5, 2014.  L.A.'s first and ONLY no-boys-allowed storytelling series. The first Sunday of the month, talented female performers tell R-rated tales of sex, dating and relationships, past and present, before an exclusively female audience. Each show features four performers telling ten minute stories on a given sex-themed topic. The result: candid, irreverent, edgy and sometimes touching stories that are all too true and relatable. MORE >>

Comedy Jerry Lewis
Sat, Oct 11, 2014.  He was born Joseph Levitch but started out using the professional name Joey Lewis. He soon changed it to Jerry Lewis to avoid confusion with comedian Joe E. Lewis and heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis. MORE >>

Comedy The Super Serious Show
Wed, Oct 15, 2014.  Each show presents a new mix of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy, complete with videos, along with a full-fledge pre-party including music, drinks, sweets and food trucks. The third Wednesday of the month. MORE >>

Comedy Victory Lap
Tue, Oct 21, 2014.  A monthly variety show aiming to corral the very best of alternative Los Angeles – comedy, music, magic, games, door prizes and feats of strength – into a riotous, action-packed evening of slightly unhinged entertainment. Your hosts are Seth W. Owen (Movie Night @ The Roosevelt) and Stuart Jenkins (Associate Producer, BBC America’s The Nerdist). $5 cocktails at 7 PM. The third Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Comedy Sunday Night Sex Talks
Sun, Nov 2, 2014.  L.A.'s first and ONLY no-boys-allowed storytelling series. The first Sunday of the month, talented female performers tell R-rated tales of sex, dating and relationships, past and present, before an exclusively female audience. Each show features four performers telling ten minute stories on a given sex-themed topic. The result: candid, irreverent, edgy and sometimes touching stories that are all too true and relatable. MORE >>

Comedy Anjelah Johnson
Fri, Nov 14, 2014.  Did you know that she is a former Oakland Raider cheerleader who was also on MADtv? MORE >>

Comedy Victory Lap
Tue, Nov 18, 2014.  A monthly variety show aiming to corral the very best of alternative Los Angeles – comedy, music, magic, games, door prizes and feats of strength – into a riotous, action-packed evening of slightly unhinged entertainment. Your hosts are Seth W. Owen (Movie Night @ The Roosevelt) and Stuart Jenkins (Associate Producer, BBC America’s The Nerdist). $5 cocktails at 7 PM. The third Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Comedy Victory Lap
Tue, Dec 16, 2014.  A monthly variety show aiming to corral the very best of alternative Los Angeles – comedy, music, magic, games, door prizes and feats of strength – into a riotous, action-packed evening of slightly unhinged entertainment. Your hosts are Seth W. Owen (Movie Night @ The Roosevelt) and Stuart Jenkins (Associate Producer, BBC America’s The Nerdist). $5 cocktails at 7 PM. The third Tuesday of the month. MORE >>

Comedy Gabriel Iglesias
Fri, Dec 26, 2014.  This popular comedian was a finalist on the 4th season of "Last Comic Standing." MORE >>

Comedy Gabriel Iglesias
Sat, Dec 27, 2014.  His recent movie credits include Magic Mike, Planes, The Nut Job and A Haunted House 2 with more on the way. MORE >>

Comic Books
Comic Books Free Comic Book Day
Sat, May 3, 2014.  The first Saturday in May each year, participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local shop for their participation and rules. MORE >>

Comic Books Captured Aural Phantasy Theater: Crime Story Confidential
Sun, May 4, 2014.  They will be showcasing live performances of stories pulled from classic, mid-century crime comic books presented in our signature variety show/ old radio show style. These aren't heart-warming tales, these are the bloody comic book crime stories that were burned in the 40s and banned in the 50s for being too hard-boiled, too violent and too much! Along with multi-media comic book performances, the evening includes comedic acts, prizes and live music. MORE >>

Comic Books Comic Book & Sci-Fi Convention
Sun, May 4, 2014.  This month's guests include Tim Matheson (Animal House, Voice Of Jonny Quest) 50th Anniversary Of Jonny Quest, Booboo Stewart (James Proudstar/Warpath) X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Steve Cardenas (Rocky De Santos/Red Ranger) Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Veronica Cartwright ("Lambert") 35th Anniversary Of Ridley Scott's Alien, Victoria Platt ("Gloria Garcia") Cw's Star-Crossed, Bernie Kopell (Get Smart, The Love Boat), Jill Whelan (The Love Boat, Airplane!) and more.

The show also features a large Dealers Room full of a wide selection of collectibles for sale at all price ranges, such as old and new comic books, toys, action gigures, Hot Wheels, Star Wars, The Simpsons, and Family Guy Collectibles, non-sport and sport trading cards, Anime merchandise, movie memorabilia, DVDs, and maybe that special item that you're looking for! Selection changes at every show, and because this show has reasonable table rates, dealers can give you better prices. MORE >>

Comic Books Long Beach Comic Con
Sundays.  Sun, Sep 21, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  Comic Books, Action Figures, Anime & Manga, Gaming and now Horror. Whatever your geek is, they got it. MORE >>

Comic Books Marvel Universe Live!
Fri, Mar 27, 2015-Sun, Mar 29, 2015.  Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Iron Man and Hulk and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza. You’ll definitely feel the energy—with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more - it’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever. Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance. The fate of the universe depends on it! MORE >>

Comic Books Marvel Universe Live!
Thu, Apr 9, 2015-Sun, Apr 12, 2015.  Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Iron Man and Hulk and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza. You’ll definitely feel the energy—with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more - it’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever. Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance. The fate of the universe depends on it! MORE >>

Concerts
Concerts Stagecoach Music Festival
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  In 2013, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band headlined with performances by Thompson Square, Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Lonestar, Riders in the Sky, Justin Townes Earl and Hank Williams Jr., among many others. MORE >>

Concerts Black Sabbath
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  They were ranked by MTV as the "Greatest Metal Band" of all time, and placed second in VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" list, behind Led Zeppelin. MORE >>

Concerts Loudness
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  Did you know they were the first Japanese heavy metal act signed to a major label in the United States? MORE >>

Concerts Gavin DeGraw
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  Did you know that he's also a magician? MORE >>

Concerts George Clinton
Fri, May 2, 2014.  His classic song, "Atomic Dog," shot to #1 on the U.S. R&B Chart, but oddly, failed to reach the Billboard Top 100 Pop Chart at all. MORE >>

Concerts Under The Streetlamp
Fri, May 2, 2014.  The 4 former cast members of the Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys bring their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite Doo-Wop, Motown and old time Rock ‘n’ Roll hits. MORE >>

Concerts Chic featuring Nile Rodgers
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Their hit, "Le Freak," was created in a jam session after they had failed on New Years Eve 1977 to meet with Grace Jones at New York's nightclub, Studio 54. The original refrain "Aaa, f**k off", intended for the doormen of Studio 54, was replaced that night with "Aaa, freak out." The resulting single was a great success, scoring No. 1 on the US charts and selling more than 6 million copies. It was the best-selling single ever of Atlantic's parent company, Warner Music, until Madonna's Vogue in 1990. MORE >>

Concerts The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Formed in San Francisco, Anton Newcombe's band's name is a mash-up of The Rolling Stones' founder and guitarist Brian Jones and the infamous mass cult suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. MORE >>

Concerts Journey & Steve Miller Band
Fri, May 16, 2014.  With special guest Tower Of Power. MORE >>

Concerts Billy Joel
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.  Sat, May 17, 2014-Tue, May 27, 2014.  Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man," in 1973, Joel has become the ninth-best-selling recording artist and the third-best-selling solo artist in the United States. MORE >>

Concerts Powerhouse 2014
Sat, May 17, 2014.  With Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, TDE's Schoolboy Q, Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz, YG, Childish Gambino, Juicy J, Sage The Gemini and Isaiah Rashad. MORE >>

Concerts Danity Kane
Sun, May 18, 2014.  One of the founding members, Aubrey O'Day, has always been a controversy magnet - from her appearances in Playboy and on Celebrity Apprentice to her ongoing feuds with fellow group members and producer Sean Combs. On the August 28, 2008 episode of Making the Band, Combs, frustrated with the "oversexed" image he felt O'Day now showcased, called O'Day "one of the worst dancers" in Danity Kane, when she used to be "one of the best." MORE >>

Concerts Tim McGraw
Sun, May 18, 2014.  With total album sales in excess of 40 million units in the US, he's the eighth best-selling artist, and the third best-selling country singer, in the Soundscan era. MORE >>

Concerts Coldplay
Mon, May 19, 2014.  The Grammy winning band's second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), won multiple awards, including NME's Album of the Year. Their next release, X&Y, was the best-selling album worldwide in 2005. In 2011, they released their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, which topped the charts in over 34 countries, and was the UK's best-selling rock album of 2011. MORE >>

Concerts Romeo Santos
Thu, May 22, 2014.  His second studio album, Formula, Vol. 2, released in February 2014, features collaborations with Drake, Nicki Minaj, Marc Anthony, Carlos Santana, Tego Calderón, and Kevin Hart. MORE >>

Concerts Mindless Behavior
Sat, May 24, 2014.  They've toured with the Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber and Jason Derülo, and were the sole opening act for Janet Jackson's 2011 tour. They also headlined the first BET "Closer to My Dreams Tour" along side Diggy Simmons, Lil Twist, Tyga, Trevante and Jawan Harris. MORE >>

Concerts WAR / The Family Stone / Cheech & Chong
Sat, May 24, 2014.  Did you know that Cheech & Chong appeared (or at least their voices did) on both South Park and The Simpsons? MORE >>

Concerts Elbow
Wed, May 28, 2014.  For something a little different than what the rest of the show guide has to offer, we’re going to class things up a bit for a second. An Elbow show is not a raucous, uninhibited rock show. Nor is it a sad sack emo sob-fest, either. Instead, it’s calm and controlled, orchestral-sounding indie. The same variety as the more pretentious bands that one dude in your social circle drops when he wants to sound cool, except Elbow has been around long enough to actually have the musicianship to back up any hype that may surround them. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Concerts Keith Sweat
Wed, May 28, 2014.  His biggest hits were the 90s songs, "Twisted," which hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and "Nobody," which hit #3. MORE >>

Concerts Backstreet Boys
Thu, May 29, 2014.  The Backstreet Boys have sold over 130 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling boy band of all time. MORE >>

Concerts Rodriguez
Fri, May 30, 2014.  His career initially proved short lived, with two little-sold albums in the early 1970s and two Australian concert tours. Unbeknownst to him, however, his work became extremely successful and influential in South Africa and at one point in time, he was more famous than Elvis Presley to South African fans, although he was mistakenly rumored in that country to have committed suicide. In the 1990s, determined South African fans managed to seek out and contact him, which led to an unexpected revival of his musical career. Their story is told in the 2012 Academy Award–winning documentary film, Searching for Sugar Man, which has also helped give Rodriguez a measure of fame in his native country. MORE >>

Concerts Toby Keith
Fri, May 30, 2014.  He has also charted more than forty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including nineteen Number One hits and sixteen additional Top Ten hits. MORE >>

Concerts Bruno Mars
Sat, May 31, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  In 2014, he was ranked #1 on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. MORE >>

Concerts Lionel Richie
Tue, Jun 3, 2014.  When Richie was first starting out with The Commodores, they were a supporting act for the Jackson 5. MORE >>

Concerts OneRepublic
Tue, Jun 3, 2014.  Did you know that the Colorado Springs band formed in 2002 and achieved massive success on MySpace claiming the title of the most prominent unsigned act on the website at that time? MORE >>

Concerts Barry Gibb
Wed, Jun 4, 2014.  Gibb shares the record with John Lennon and Paul McCartney for consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number ones as a writer with six. The Guinness Book of World Records lists Gibb as the second most successful songwriter in history behind Paul McCartney. MORE >>

Concerts James Taylor
Wed, Jun 4, 2014.  Sweet Baby James was listed at #103 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003, while "Fire and Rain" listed as #227 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time the year after. MORE >>

Concerts OneRepublic
Thu, Jun 5, 2014.  Did you know that the Colorado Springs band formed in 2002 and achieved massive success on MySpace claiming the title of the most prominent unsigned act on the website at that time? MORE >>

Concerts Air Supply
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Did you know that there's rumored to be a musical based on the music of Air Supply called Lost in Love starring American Idol finalist and Tony-nominee Constantine Maroulis? MORE >>

Concerts James Taylor
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Sweet Baby James was listed at #103 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003, while "Fire and Rain" listed as #227 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time the year after. MORE >>

Concerts Amy Grant
Fri, Jun 13, 2014.  The 6 time Grammy winner had the first Christian album ever to go Platinum. MORE >>

Concerts Gavin DeGraw / Matt Nathanson
Wed, Jun 18, 2014.  DeGraw was a contestant on season 14 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. DeGraw and his partner Karina Smirnoff were eliminated from the competition during week 5, following a Dance Duel with cast-mate Jaleel White and his partner Kym Johnson. MORE >>

Concerts Vans Warped Tour
Fri, Jun 20, 2014.  For Today, Stray From The Path, Air Dubai, Mixtapes and Teenage Bottlerocket will be featured along with many more TBA. MORE >>

Concerts The Beach Boys
Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  Sometime around late 1963, Brian Wilson heard the song "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes for the first time, which "revamped" Wilson's creative interests and songwriting. "Be My Baby" was later claimed by critics to be the epitome of Phil Spector's Wall of Sound production technique, a recording method that would fascinate Wilson for the next several decades. Wilson later in life stated: "I was unable to really think as a producer until I really got familiar with Phil Spector's work." Apart from Murry, Spector and the close vocal harmonies of Brian's favorite groups, early inspiration came from Chuck Berry. "Surfin' U.S.A." is a variation of Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen." A lawsuit eventually granted Berry writing credit as well as royalties from the record. MORE >>

Concerts Vans Warped Tour
Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  For Today, Stray From The Path, Air Dubai, Mixtapes and Teenage Bottlerocket will be featured along with many more TBA. MORE >>

Concerts Maxwell
Thu, Jun 26, 2014.  He has received 12 Grammy nominations with two wins in 2010: Best R&B Album for BLACKsummers'night and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Pretty Wings." MORE >>

Concerts Sarah McLachlan
Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  In 1994, McLachlan was sued by Uwe Vandrei, an obsessed fan from Ottawa who alleged that his letters to her had been the basis of the single "Possession." The lawsuit was also challenging for the Canadian legal system: Vandrei was a self-admitted stalker whose self-acknowledged goal in filing the lawsuit was to be near McLachlan physically. Consequently, special precautions were planned to ensure McLachlan's safety if she had to be in the same location as Vandrei at any time. But before the trial began, Vandrei was found dead in an apparent suicide. This topic was explored at length in Canadian author Judith Fitzgerald's book, Building a Mystery: The Story of Sarah McLachlan & Lilith Fair. MORE >>

Concerts Joan Baez / Indigo Girls
Thu, Jul 3, 2014.  In 1990, the Indigo Girls won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. They were also nominated for Best New Artist, but lost to Milli Vanilli who eventually had that award revoked. MORE >>

Concerts Queen w/ Adam Lambert
Thu, Jul 3, 2014.  Lambert, who has been performing on and off with Queen as lead vocalist since 2009, will be playing 19 dates with the band throughout June and July, stopping in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas and more. "To get to be onstage with these two rock royalty members...honestly, Queen is the quintessential rock band of all time...they’ve influenced bands for years," Lambert said on Good Morning America, where he appeared with original Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May. MORE >>

Concerts 90s Night Out
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  Featuring Blackstreet, Jagged Edge, K-Ci & JoJo, After 7, Shai and Next. MORE >>

Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  She has 3/4 of the coveted EGOT with an Emmy, a Grammy and an Oscar. MORE >>

Concerts KISS & Def Leppard
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  KISS was ranked #10 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock," 9th on "The Greatest Metal Bands" list by MTV and #1 on Hit Paraders's "Top 100 Live Bands," while Def Leppard is one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums (Hysteria and Pyromania) selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. (the other four being Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Van Halen and The Beat MORE >>

Concerts Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  With Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Body Count Featuring Ice T Suicide Silence, Emmure, Miss May I, Mushroomhead and more. MORE >>

Mon, Jul 7, 2014.  The biggest-selling single of her career, "Believe," featured the then-pioneering use of Auto-Tune, also known as the "Cher Effect." MORE >>

Concerts KISS & Def Leppard
Tue, Jul 8, 2014.  Def Leppard and KISS have each sold over 100 million records putting them on par with such other legends as Metallica, The Who, Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Guns N' Roses and Paul McCartney, among others. MORE >>

Wed, Jul 9, 2014.  She is the only artist to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each of the past six decades. MORE >>

Concerts Chris Isaak
Fri, Jul 11, 2014-Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  The Grammy nominee attended Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in north Stockton, graduating in 1974. He was class president all three years, culminating with his election as Student Body President in his senior year, along with being the valedictorian and head of the all male cheer squad. MORE >>

Concerts The Offspring
Fri, Jul 11, 2014.  Their 1994 third studio album Smash became a breakout success and eventually sold over 16 million copies worldwide, setting a record for most albums sold on an independent label. They've sold over 45 million albums worldwide, making them one of the best-selling punk rock acts of all time. MORE >>

Concerts Brad Paisley
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  He holds the record for the most consecutive singles reaching the top spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with 10. MORE >>

Concerts Jurassic 5
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  The group split in 2007 but in 2013, the group re-formed for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and an international tour. MORE >>

Concerts Steely Dan
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  Rolling Stone called them "the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies." MORE >>

Concerts New Order
Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  The remaining members of Joy Division formed New Order following the suicide of vocalist Ian Curtis. The band's 1983 hit "Blue Monday" is the best-selling 12-inch single of all time. MORE >>

Concerts Ted Nugent
Mon, Jul 14, 2014.  Do you remember that in 2003, he was host of the VH1 reality television program Surviving Nugent in which city dwellers such as model Tila Tequila moved to Nugent's Michigan ranch in order to survive such "backwoods" activities as building an outhouse and skinning a boar? MORE >>

Concerts Masters of Ceremony - Hip Hop Reunion
Fri, Jul 18, 2014.  With DMX, EPMD, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Special Ed, Biz Markie, Naughty By Nature and more. MORE >>

Concerts Slightly Stoopid
Sat, Jul 19, 2014.  Slightly Stoopid has played with the Dave Matthews Band, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and the Marley Brothers, Sublime, the Roots, The Expendables, Snoop Dogg, G. Love & Special Sauce, Ozomatli, Toots and the Maytals, and Pennywise, among others. MORE >>

Concerts Alice Cooper
Mon, Jul 21, 2014.  Did you know that in a 1978 interview with Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan stated, "I think Alice Cooper is an overlooked songwriter?" MORE >>

Concerts Lady Gaga
Mon, Jul 21, 2014-Tue, Jul 22, 2014.  Of the artists who have had singles sell at least 5 million copies, Rihanna and Katy Perry have seven each. Elvis Presley is second with six while Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Flo Rida and Michael Jackson (appearing twice as lead member of The Jackson 5) each have five. MORE >>

Concerts Motley Crüe
Mon, Jul 21, 2014.  Mötley Crüe was ranked tenth on MTV's list "Top 10 Heavy Metal Bands of All-Time" and ninth on "VH1's All Time Top Ten Metal Bands." MORE >>

Concerts Alice Cooper
Tue, Jul 22, 2014.  Did you know that in a 1978 interview with Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan stated, "I think Alice Cooper is an overlooked songwriter?" MORE >>

Concerts Goo Goo Dolls / Daughtry
Tue, Jul 22, 2014.  Plus special guest Plain White T's. MORE >>

Concerts Motley Crüe
Tue, Jul 22, 2014.  While trying to find a suitable band name, Mick Mars remembered an incident which occurred when he was playing with a band called White Horse, when one of the other band members called the group "a motley looking crew." He had remembered the phrase and later copied it down as Mottley Cru. After modifying the spelling slightly, "Mötley Crüe" was eventually selected as the band's name, with the stylistic decision suggested by Vince Neil to add the two sets of metal umlauts supposedly inspired by the German beer Löwenbräu, which the members were drinking at the time. MORE >>

Concerts Tori Amos
Wed, Jul 23, 2014.  At this point in her career, I’m not even sure what genres to classify Tori Amos under. Or even if she really fits into conventional genres at all anymore, given that she’s kind of done it all by now. Regardless of what you think of piano-driven female singer-songwriter fare, Amos is a sonic and visual performance artist everyone ought to see live at least once. All those other girls on the keys, the ones who your mom loves their singles when they come on the radio? Pretty much all read the Being Tori For Dummies manual, just skipping the chapter on how to be edgy and progressive. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Concerts The Neighbourhood
Thu, Jul 24, 2014.  "Sweater Weather" topped the charts in early June 2013, reaching number 1 on Billboard's alternative chart and breaking the top ten on Billboard Heatseekers chart. MORE >>

Concerts Gloria Estefan
Fri, Jul 25, 2014-Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  When she was studying at the University of Miami, she worked as an English/Spanish/French translator at the Miami International Airport Customs Department and, because of her language abilities, was once approached by the CIA to be a possible employee. MORE >>

Concerts Styx & Foreigner
Sun, Jul 27, 2014.  Plus very special guest Don Felder. MORE >>

Concerts Boston & Cheap Trick
Tue, Jul 29, 2014.  Boston's debut album is the best-selling debut album in U.S. history with over 17 million copies sold while Cheap Trick wrote and performed the theme song for The Colbert Report. MORE >>

Concerts Aerosmith
Wed, Jul 30, 2014.  The members of the band reportedly spent afternoons getting stoned and watching Three Stooges reruns. One day, they had a post-Stooges meeting to try to come up with a name. Kramer said when he was in school he would write the word aerosmith all over his notebooks. The name had popped into his head after listening to Harry Nilsson's album Aerial Ballet, which featured jacket art of a circus performer jumping out of a biplane. Initially, Kramer's bandmates were nonplussed; they all thought he was referring to the Sinclair Lewis novel they were required to read in high school English class. "No, not Arrowsmith," Kramer explained. "A-E-R-O...Aerosmith." The band settled upon this name after also considering "The Hookers" and "Spike Jones." MORE >>

Concerts Arcade Fire
Fri, Aug 1, 2014-Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  By winning the 2011 Grammy for Album of the Year, they hold the distinction of being the only musical group to have won their first and only Grammy in that category. MORE >>

Concerts Chicago & REO Speedwagon
Fri, Aug 1, 2014.  Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six different decades. And did you know that Styx has performed more live shows since ’99 than all of the previous years of its career combined? MORE >>

Concerts Echo & The Bunnymen
Fri, Aug 1, 2014.  "Bring On the Dancing Horses" is on the soundtrack of the John Hughes film, Pretty in Pink while "The Killing Moon" was featured in the films Grosse Pointe Blank and Donnie Darko. The band also contributed a cover version of The Doors song, "People Are Strange," to The Lost Boys soundtrack. MORE >>

Concerts Tesla
Fri, Aug 1, 2014.  They are named after scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla. The band tried to raise the profile of Tesla by giving the Smithsonian Institute a bust of the scientist, which it rejected. MORE >>

Concerts Journey & Steve Miller Band
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  With special guest Tower Of Power. MORE >>

Concerts The Fab Four
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  The Fab Four have wowed audiences around the globe with some of their biggest fans being legendary rock musicians themselves. A local oldies radio station has also proclaimed The Fab Four as "The best Beatle cover band in the world." MORE >>

Concerts Rihanna & Eminem
Thu, Aug 7, 2014-Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  Neither one was born into comfort — Rihanna grew up in a Bridgetown bungalow, and Eminem (then just Marshall Mathers) lived in a rough Motor City neighborhood and dropped out of high school. Both had their talents recognized early by powerful figures in hip-hop: Dr. Dre mentored the young Eminem and produced his first album, and Rihanna was signed to Def Jam after impressing Jay-Z. MORE >>

Concerts Jake Owen
Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  Jake began pursuing a career as a professional golfer, winning his first tournament at fifteen. A wakeboarding accident which resulted in reconstructive surgery left Jake unable to continue playing the sport. While recovering from his injuries, he borrowed a neighbor's guitar and began to teach himself how to play it. MORE >>

Concerts Miranda Lambert
Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  Her parents took her to a Garth Brooks concert when she was nine and this started her interest. Her father started writing and performing country music and she soon began singing in talent shows under his guidance. MORE >>

Concerts Justin Timberlake
Tue, Aug 12, 2014.  He sang at the Grand Ole Opry when he was ten years old and then competed on Star Search when he was eleven. MORE >>

Concerts Under the Sun Tour
Tue, Aug 12, 2014.  Featuring Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker. MORE >>

Concerts ZZ Top / Jeff Beck
Wed, Aug 13, 2014.  Beck was ranked 5th on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and the magazine described him as "one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock." MORE >>

Concerts Fall Out Boy
Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  They've won 3 MTV Video Music Awards and were nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist. MORE >>

Concerts Paramore
Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  Sigh. Where do I start with this band? Many years ago, there was a small, largely unknown, girl-fronted band I interviewed at the Vans Warped Tour. Somewhere along the way, that little band that could became a top-billed headlining act, and that fiery-haired girl next door on singing duties became a stage-commanding vocal powerhouse and the face of a whole genre of music. Needless to say, I’m having a proud parent moment. And yes, I’m totally swiping some credit for helping break this band. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Concerts Rascal Flatts
Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  Rascal Flatts' studio albums have accounted for 26 single releases. All of these have charted within the top 20 or higher on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including 11 number ones. The band's longest-lasting number one, a cover of Marcus Hummon's "Bless the Broken Road", spent five weeks in that position in early 2005. The late 2005–early 2006 release "What Hurts the Most" was a number one on both the country and adult contemporary charts, and peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. MORE >>

Concerts Smokey Robinson
Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  In 1987, Robinson was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and was awarded an individual star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1989, he was inducted to the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. MORE >>

Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  In 1980, pop duo The Buggles that was formed of keyboardist Geoffrey Downes and singer Trevor Horn acquired Brian Lane as a manager. The pair had a worldwide hit with the single "Video Killed the Radio Star," and were working in the same rehearsal complex as Yes. The duo already had a song called "We Can Fly From Here," which they thought would be suitable for Yes. A demo of the song was recorded in May 1980 with Squire's participation. To their surprise, the latter suggested they join Yes as full-time members. They accepted the invitation and appeared on the Drama album, which was released in August 1980. MORE >>

Concerts Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden
Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  In 1997, Reznor appeared in Time magazine's list of the year's most influential people, and Spin magazine described him as "the most vital artist in music." In 2004, Rolling Stone placed Nine Inch Nails at 94 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. MORE >>

Concerts Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden
Mon, Aug 25, 2014.  The band named themselves after a wind-channeling pipe sculpture, "A Sound Garden", located on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration property at 7600 Sand Point Way next to Magnuson Park, Seattle. MORE >>

Concerts Jack Johnson
Wed, Aug 27, 2014-Thu, Aug 28, 2014.  Born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, he attended UC Santa Barbara and graduated with a degree in film and music production. MORE >>

Concerts Peter Frampton
Wed, Aug 27, 2014.  His best-selling live album, Frampton Comes Alive, was the best selling album of 1976. MORE >>

Concerts Keith Urban
Fri, Sep 5, 2014.  Before American Idol, he was a coach on the Australian version of The Voice. MORE >>

Concerts Dave Matthews Band
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  DMB was named the top-selling touring artist of the decade (2000-2010) by Billboard and Pollstar. MORE >>

Concerts Linkin Park / 30 Seconds to Mars
Thu, Sep 11, 2014.  With special guest AFI. MORE >>

Concerts One Direction
Thu, Sep 11, 2014-Sat, Sep 13, 2014.  One Direction made Billboard chart history when their debut album, Up All Night, entered the chart at #1, making them the first British group ever to debut at #1 in the US with their debut release. MORE >>

Concerts Charles Aznavour
Sat, Sep 13, 2014.  In 1998, Aznavour was named Entertainer of the Century by CNN and users of Time Online from around the globe. MORE >>

Concerts Linkin Park / 30 Seconds to Mars
Mon, Sep 15, 2014.  With special guest AFI. MORE >>

Concerts Katy Perry
Tue, Sep 16, 2014.  She remains the only artist to spend 69 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. MORE >>

Concerts Tegan and Sara
Fri, Sep 19, 2014.  Fun fact: NOFX's song "Creeping Out Sara" is about the two sisters. During a live Q&A when asked what they thought of the song, Sara answered, "The song is called 'Creeping Out Sara;' I am Sara, and I was creeped out." MORE >>

Concerts Within Temptation
Fri, Sep 26, 2014.  In order to celebrate the Dutch metal band's 15th anniversary, the Belgian radio station Q-music invited the band to make 15 covers of famous songs. Later in 2013, the band released The Q-Music Sessions album, the most divergent genre variation from their original sound to date. The album features reworked covers of several famous pop songs, such as Titanium from David Guetta, Grenade from Bruno Mars, The Power of Love from Frankie Goes to Hollywood and also some indie and folk rock songs as The Who's Behind Blue Eyes and Passenger's Let Her Go. MORE >>

Concerts Kings of Leon
Fri, Oct 3, 2014.  In 2010, Kings of Leon took home the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song for "Use Somebody" at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. MORE >>

Concerts The Eagles
Fri, Oct 3, 2014.  The Eagles' Greatest Hits (1971-1975) is the second best selling album of all time behind Michael Jackson's Thriller. It's also one of only 7 albums in history to have possibly sold 40 million copies worldwide. The other 5 are The Bodyguard soundtrack, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, AC/DC's Back in Black, Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. MORE >>

Concerts Crosby, Stills & Nash
Sat, Oct 4, 2014.  Each member has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice - all three for their work in CS&N, plus David Crosby for his work with The Byrds, Stephen Stills for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Graham Nash for his work with The Hollies. MORE >>

Concerts Blake Shelton
Sun, Oct 5, 2014.  He has been on The Voice since its inception, and in three out of the first five seasons, his teams have won. MORE >>

Concerts Kings of Leon
Sun, Oct 5, 2014.  When the boys' father resigned from preaching and their parents divorced in 1997, Nathan and Caleb Followill relocated to Nashville and embraced rock music and the lifestyle they had previously been denied, attempting to break into the music industry in the process. While there, they met songwriter Angelo Petraglia who helped the siblings hone their songwriting skills and introduced them to the musical influences of Thin Lizzy, The Rolling Stones and The Clash in particular. Their youngest brother, Jared, was more influenced by the music of the Pixies and The Velvet Underground. When he and their cousin Matthew also moved to Nashville in 1999, Kings of Leon was formed. MORE >>

Concerts Justin Timberlake
Mon, Nov 24, 2014.  Supposedly, the lyrics of Timberlake's 2003 hit, "Cry Me a River," were influenced by his breakup with former The New Mickey Mouse Club co-star Britney Spears in 2002. MORE >>

Concerts Justin Timberlake
Wed, Nov 26, 2014.  Not only has he won 6 Grammys, but he's won 4 Emmys for his guest work on Saturday Night Live. MORE >>

Concerts Fleetwood Mac
Fri, Nov 28, 2014-Sat, Nov 29, 2014.  Fleetwood Mac's second album after the incorporation of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, 1977's Rumours, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles (including "Dreams", which was the band's only U.S. #1) and remained at No.1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in various countries around the world. To date the album has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the eighth highest selling album of all time. MORE >>

Concerts Fleetwood Mac
Sat, Dec 6, 2014.  Fleetwood Mac's second album after the incorporation of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, 1977's Rumours, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles (including Nicks' song "Dreams", which was the band's only U.S. number one) and remained at No.1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in various countries around the world. To date the album has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the eighth highest selling album of all time. MORE >>

Conferences
Conferences Safe Smart Social Summit
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  This event is limited to 120 parents, professionals, PTA members, teachers, principals, IT professionals, student counselors and anyone else that wants to learn social media safety tips and tactics from experts that work with kids. MORE >>

Contests
Contests Domino Fest 2014
Sat, May 3, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  A 2 day tournament that brings together domino players from all around the world. Registration is limited to anyone 21 years of age or older. This 2 day tournament is the largest domino tournament of its kind in the world. The festival will consist of a singles and doubles tournament, a singles and doubles mini sweepstakes, and a celebrity tournament. There will be vendors and sponsors booths as well as food and entertainment. MORE >>

Contests $50K Trout Derby
Sat, Jun 7, 2014-Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  Enter to catch a tagged fish worth $50,000 plus many more prizes and raffles. MORE >>

Cooking Class
Cooking Class Meat 101
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  Every fourth Friday of the month, sample, compare and learn about the different cuts and aging techniques available while sipping on perfectly paired beer, wine or whiskey. Executive Chef Megan Logan will present insight and tips on the best way to enjoy the featured items in a fun casual environment. MORE >>

Cooking Class Meat 101
Fri, May 23, 2014.  Every fourth Friday of the month, sample, compare and learn about the different cuts and aging techniques available while sipping on perfectly paired beer, wine or whiskey. Executive Chef Megan Logan will present insight and tips on the best way to enjoy the featured items in a fun casual environment. MORE >>

Cooking Class Meat 101
Fri, Jun 27, 2014.  Every fourth Friday of the month, sample, compare and learn about the different cuts and aging techniques available while sipping on perfectly paired beer, wine or whiskey. Executive Chef Megan Logan will present insight and tips on the best way to enjoy the featured items in a fun casual environment. MORE >>

Cooking Class Meat 101
Fri, Jul 25, 2014.  Every fourth Friday of the month, sample, compare and learn about the different cuts and aging techniques available while sipping on perfectly paired beer, wine or whiskey. Executive Chef Megan Logan will present insight and tips on the best way to enjoy the featured items in a fun casual environment. MORE >>

Cooking Class Meat 101
Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  Every fourth Friday of the month, sample, compare and learn about the different cuts and aging techniques available while sipping on perfectly paired beer, wine or whiskey. Executive Chef Megan Logan will present insight and tips on the best way to enjoy the featured items in a fun casual environment. MORE >>

Cooking Class Meat 101
Fri, Sep 26, 2014.  Every fourth Friday of the month, sample, compare and learn about the different cuts and aging techniques available while sipping on perfectly paired beer, wine or whiskey. Executive Chef Megan Logan will present insight and tips on the best way to enjoy the featured items in a fun casual environment. MORE >>

Dance
Dance Silent Frisco
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  One of Silent Disco's most popular “theme nights” is Daft Punk vs. Radiohead. Resident DJs Motion Potion (Silent Frisco) and Mario Cotto (KCRW) will be accompanied by Aaron Castle. With most nights selling out, this monthly musical engagement is one of the hottest tickets in town. MORE >>

Dance Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 9, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  Broadway legend Maurice Hines teams up again with the unforgettable Manzari Brothers for the first time since the smash hit production of Sophisticated Ladies to tap us through his incredible 40 years in show business. With song and dance, Hines pays tribute to his brother, Gregory, and the singers who have inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. To help bring the history of American tap to life, Hines brings The Diva Orchestra, an all-female nine-piece big band. MORE >>

Dance The Next Dance Company
Fri, May 9, 2014-Sat, May 10, 2014.  The Next Dance Company, an ensemble of The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts, draws together the school’s most accomplished performers and choreographers, all from the 2014 graduating class. Directed by Stephan Koplowitz and Laurence Blake, The Next Dance Company performs work by guest artist Zoe Scofield, of Zoe | Juniper, and seven new pieces choreographed by graduating MFA and BFA students. MORE >>

Dance Dance Downtown: 60s Night
Fri, May 16, 2014.  The floor is yours! Move and shake the night away under the starry skies with fellow Angelenos. Beginner dance lessons, live bands/DJs, and warm nights come together for the perfect way to spend your summer Fridays. MORE >>

Dance Diavolo Dance Theater
Fri, May 16, 2014-Sat, May 17, 2014.  Influenced by the documentary film, Dogtown and Z-Boys, the piece uses skateboard ramps as set pieces to create an urban environment with constantly shifting emotional and physical spaces. Powerful and, oh so cool, these skateboarding superstars zoom up and fly, redefining the boundaries of gravity. MORE >>

Dance Ballroom with a Twist
Sat, May 17, 2014.  Blend "Dancing with the Stars," "American Idol," and "So You Think You Can Dance," pour it onto the stage of the Valley Performing Arts Center, and you get Ballroom with a Twist — a brilliant new fusion of Broadway, classical and international-style dance and song, directed by Emmy-nominated choreographer Louis van Amstel. The critically acclaimed dance production, a non-competitive spinoff of "Dancing with the Stars," features sizzling performances by jaw-dropping "DWTS" celebrity pros, sensational vocals by former "American Idol" finalists, and spotlights an ensemble of dazzling young dancers flaunting their moves and looks from "So You Think You Can Dance." MORE >>

Dance runaway!
Mon, May 19, 2014-Tue, May 20, 2014.  The one-of-a-kind production features an all-male cast including Teddy Tedholm (“So You Think You Can Dance” seasons 6 and 7), Keean Johnson (The Hub’s “Spooksville”), Jose “BoyBoi” Tena (“Step Up 3D”), Byron Tittle (Fox’s “The X Factor”), Miguel Antonio (Nickelodeon’s “Victorious”), Steven Guero Charles (Justin Bieber's “Beauty and the Beat” video), Brandon Dumlao (Ariana Grande's “The Way” video), Jason Gorman (“Lord of the Dance”), Wyatt Rocker (TwentyOne Pilots' “Holding Onto You” video) and Ryan Spencer (Axiom, Art.Uncensored). MORE >>

Dance Los Angeles Annual Salsa Congress
Wed, May 21, 2014-Mon, May 26, 2014.  This year Albert Torres is proud to present: Johnny Polanco vs. Orquesta Costazu, Mambo Legends, Tipica '73 with Jose Alberto "El Canario" & Adalberto Santiago, La 33 from Colombia and much more. MORE >>

Dance Dance Downtown: Cumbia Night
Fri, May 30, 2014.  Move and shake the night away under the starry skies. Beginner dance lessons are provided. Dancing, live music/DJs, and warm nights come together for the perfect way to spend your summer Fridays. MORE >>

Dance Los Angeles Ballet: La Sylphide
Sat, May 31, 2014.  This romantic, two-act story ballet tells the tale of a young Scotsman who falls in love with a Sylph. This program also includes Balanchine's beloved Serenade, to the music of Tchaikovsky. MORE >>

Dance Explore Dance: Culver City
Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Benita Bike’s choreography stands at the crossroads of past and present, blending the music and sensibilities of the past with evocative contemporary movement. For 33 seasons this company has performed near and far – from the California coast to New England and abroad – bringing both concert dance and unique interactive outreach performances to audiences large and small.

At the Culver City Senior Center. MORE >>

Dance Grand Park's Sunday Sessions
Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Featuring the underground sounds and beats of top LA DJs, Grand Park's Sunday Sessions present the best of the Southern California EDM (electronic dance music) scene. Food trucks will be on site with cocktails available for purchase from Pattern Bar. MORE >>

Dance Los Angeles Ballet: La Sylphide
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  This romantic, two-act story ballet tells the tale of a young Scotsman who falls in love with a Sylph. This program also includes Balanchine's beloved Serenade, to the music of Tchaikovsky. MORE >>

Dance The Music Center Presents Dance Downtown: Tango
Fri, Jun 13, 2014.  The floor is yours! Move and sway the night away under the starry skies. Beginner lessons are available. Live bands/DJs and warm nights come together for the perfect way to spend your summer Friday nights. MORE >>

Dance Los Angeles Ballet: La Sylphide
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  This romantic, two-act story ballet tells the tale of a young Scotsman who falls in love with a Sylph. This program also includes Balanchine's beloved Serenade, to the music of Tchaikovsky. MORE >>

Dance Music+Dance
Fri, Jun 20, 2014-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  Never gotten into ballet before? Try this. Ballet without the stories becomes pure dance with ACB's highly skilled, beautiful ballerinas dancing to great music played by Los Angeles' finest musicians. After the performance, join the dancers, musicians and audience for drinks and live jazz. MORE >>

Dance Los Angeles Ballet: La Sylphide
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  This romantic, two-act story ballet tells the tale of a young Scotsman who falls in love with a Sylph. This program also includes Balanchine's beloved Serenade, to the music of Tchaikovsky. MORE >>

Dance Grand Park's Sunday Sessions
Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  Featuring the underground sounds and beats of top LA DJs, Grand Park's Sunday Sessions present the best of the Southern California EDM (electronic dance music) scene. Food trucks will be on site with cocktails available for purchase from Pattern Bar. MORE >>

Dance Move Live w/ Julianne & Derek Hough
Sat, Jul 19, 2014.  The Hough siblings, who gained popularity thanks to their thrilling choreography and winning turns on Dancing with the Stars, are hitting the road. "We want the show to be interactive," says Derek. "We want people to wear comfortable clothes because we're going to get them up and dancing." MORE >>

Dance Move Live w/ Julianne & Derek Hough
Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  The Hough siblings, who gained popularity thanks to their thrilling choreography and winning turns on Dancing with the Stars, are hitting the road. "We want the show to be interactive," says Derek. "We want people to wear comfortable clothes because we're going to get them up and dancing." MORE >>

Dance National Dance Day Celebration
Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  Dancers of all skill levels are invited to participate in hip-hop and jazz dance routines shared online in advance by some of today's most popular dance choreographers and performers. This year's event, an all-day dance extravaganza, will showcase Los Angeles' amazing dance talent, provide aspiring dancers the chance to learn from Los Angeles' best dance companies, and highlight the health and wellness benefits of moving and exercising through dance. MORE >>

Dance Grand Park's Sunday Sessions
Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  Featuring the underground sounds and beats of top LA DJs, Grand Park's Sunday Sessions present the best of the Southern California EDM (electronic dance music) scene. Food trucks will be on site with cocktails available for purchase from Pattern Bar. MORE >>

Dance Music+Dance
Fri, Aug 15, 2014-Sun, Aug 17, 2014.  Never gotten into ballet before? Try this. Ballet without the stories becomes pure dance with ACB's highly skilled, beautiful ballerinas dancing to great music played by Los Angeles' finest musicians. After the performance, join the dancers, musicians and audience for drinks and live jazz. MORE >>

Dance Grand Park's Sunday Sessions
Sun, Sep 14, 2014.  Featuring the underground sounds and beats of top LA DJs, Grand Park's Sunday Sessions present the best of the Southern California EDM (electronic dance music) scene. Food trucks will be on site with cocktails available for purchase from Pattern Bar. MORE >>

Dance Velvet Martini Dance Company
Sat, Oct 25, 2014.  The newest and hottest thing to hit Los Angeles. From hip hop and jazz to burlesque and tap, these sexy ladies can do it all. MORE >>

Debate
Debate Panel Discussion: Black Men and Police Protocol
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  A panel consisting of Officer Stinson Brown of LAPD, Attorney Austin Dove, Cedric Farmer of Brother II Brother, and youth advocate Deshawn Young will discuss racial profiling, protocols for public behavior, and how to best manage interactions with the police. This is part of CAAM’s programming produced in conjunction with their exhibition, Question Bridge: Black Males. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024. MORE >>

Debate Eradicating the 'School to Prison' Pipeline Panel Discussion
Sat, May 24, 2014.  During this installment of their History Council’s Conversations at CAAM series, they will examine the educational, physical, virtual and psychological impact the ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ has on the existence and future of our youth, community, and nation. The program is presented in conjunction with their exhibition, Question Bridge: Black Males. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024. MORE >>

Debate Black Men's Health Panel
Sat, May 31, 2014.  Angela de Joseph of the Global Wellness Project will moderate a panel consisting of health professionals and advocates on issues that most frequently affect African American men, and the importance of screenings and preventive measures. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024. MORE >>

Drink
Drink 7x7 Happy Hour
Daily.  For 7 hours a day, 7 days a week, enjoy $8 craft cocktails, $4 well drinks, $5 house wines and $2 off beer. And for your late night munchies, they offer food specials from 10 PM to midnight. MORE >>

Drink 1/2 Price Wine
Mondays.  Get 50% off the bottle price on any wine every Monday with the purchase of an entrée. MORE >>

Drink Margarita Mondays
Mondays.  Not only do you get margaritas for only $3, but you also get 2-for-1 fish tacos too. MORE >>

Drink Wine Down Wednesdays
Wednesdays.  1/2 price on all bottled wines all day every Wednesday. MORE >>

Drink L.A. Winefest
Sat, May 31, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Over 500 wines, spirits & brews, lifestyle exhibitors, educational classes in wine, scotch, pairings and more plus gourmet food trucks, live music and more. Benefits City of Hope which is an independent biomedical research, treatment and education institution - a leader in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. MORE >>

Drink Malibu Beer Festival
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  An afternoon of Malibu sunshine, live music and, of course, the best beers from all around the world. MORE >>

Drink OC Beer Festival
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Another day filled with beer, food, and music with dozens of international and local craft beers, LA and OC's most popular food trucks and cover bands. Proceeds will benefit Noah's B-ark Inc. whose aim is to rescue dogs from shelters and find permanent homes for rescued pets. At the Phoenix Club in Anah MORE >>

Drink California Beer Festival - San Dimas
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  Enjoy over 60 craft brews on tap, live music, mouth-watering food and few special surprises. MORE >>

Drink California Beer Festival - Ventura
Sat, Sep 20, 2014-Sun, Sep 21, 2014.  The legendary CBF is back at Mission Park in downtown Ventura. On Saturday, experience Craft Beer Heaven with over 130 craft beers on tap, food and an electrifying 14 tribute to Michael Jackson wtih Foreverland. On Sunday, bring your blanket, blues chair and appetite because the BBQ competition and Blues Festival is back. 15 teams from all over the state will compete for the CBF BBQ Championship and YOU are one of the judges. Sample great BBQ while you get marinated by this All-Star blues line-up. MORE >>

Exhibits
Exhibits The Hitler Letter
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays.  This permanent, interactive exhibit includes the original 1919 letter signed by Adolf Hitler that calls for a ruthless government whose “final aim, must be the uncompromising removal of the Jews altogether.” MORE >>

Exhibits Space Shuttle Endeavour
Daily.  Along with the orbiter, the pavilion will feature video experiences and significant artifacts such as the Spacehab flown in Endeavour's payload bay on shuttle mission STS-118. There will also be the companion exhibit featuring images and artifacts that relate the shuttle program to California, where the orbiters were built. The California Story gallery will also feature components that flew into space with Endeavour, such as Endeavour's potty, galley and the tires from STS-134, Endeavour's final mission. MORE >>

Exhibits 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story
Daily.  360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story will provide an in-depth look at all aspects of Columbia Records' history and will offer a virtual history of the music industry from its infancy, tracing Columbia's pivotal technological as well as business innovations, including its invention of the LP. The exhibit also reflects on the connection between Columbia's artists and music and sweeping cultural and political changes, from the emergence of mass commercial culture to the rise of the civil rights movement and beyond. Bringing together a collection of diverse artifacts, rare photographs and footage, the exhibit features dozens of items from Columbia artists such as Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Johnson, Johnny Cash, Beyonce and many more. MORE >>

Exhibits Jenni Rivera: La Gran Señora
Daily.  Sun, May 12, 2013-Thu, May 1, 2014.  The exhibit will illustrate how Rivera used her music and celebrity to abolish female stereotypes that existed in Mexican music for many years. Having sold over 20 million albums worldwide and the winner of various Gold and Platinum records certified by the RIAA, Jenni Rivera was the female leader of the banda genre. Throughout her career, “The Diva of Banda” enjoyed a legion of loyal fans made up of a multi-generational audience that continues to admire her talent and musical integrity. Since her untimely death on December 9, 2012, sales of all her records have tripled. She earned nominations at the 2003, 2008 and 2010 Latin GRAMMYs and became the first female Banda artist to sell-out two back-to-back nights at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on August 6, 2010 and August 7, 2010. Leveraging her influence in the recording industry as well as her many businesses endeavors, Rivera also expanded her multi-media presence with her reality series “I Love Jenni” on Telemundo’s bilingual cable network, mun2. MORE >>

Exhibits Ringo: Peace & Love
Daily.  Wed, Jun 12, 2013-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  Ringo: Peace & Love is both the first major exhibit ever dedicated to a drummer and the first to explore the extraordinary career of the 7-time GRAMMY Award® winner. The scope of exhibit spans Ringo's early life growing up in Liverpool, from Raving Texans turned Rory Storm, from The Beatles, to becoming a solo artist and then to the All Starrs with whom he is on tour now - this unique collection brings together diverse artifacts, rare and never before seen photographs, documents, personal letters and footage. MORE >>

Exhibits Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, Jul 7, 2013-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Shaping Power features Luba masterworks from the Democratic Republic of the Congo on loan from the Royal Museum for Central Africa and rarely seen outside of Belgium. Figurative thrones, elegant scepters, and ancestral figures actively contributed to the formation and expansion of a highly influential Luba state from the 18th to early 20th centuries. The exhibition includes a kneeling female figure holding a bowl by the celebrated artist known as the Buli Master, as well as the Royal Museum’s most iconic mask recalling the Luba culture hero—on loan for the first time ever. MORE >>

Exhibits Titanic: The Experience
Daily.  This incredible tour back in time includes full scale room re-creations where you can visit some of the most famous rooms on board Titanic. In addition, you can view over 250 artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic. These one-of-a-kind objects, once thought to be lost forever, provide a haunting emotional connection to the story of Titanic like nothing else can. MORE >>

Exhibits Barry White: Unlimited Love
Daily.  Mon, Sep 2, 2013-Sat, May 31, 2014.  The exhibit provides a unique look into the life and career of Barry White featuring items from White’s own personal collection. MORE >>

Exhibits Cheap Trick: I Want You to Want Me!
Daily.  Thu, Sep 12, 2013-Mon, Jun 30, 2014.  The exhibit will feature numerous guitars played by Rick Nielsen, including his 1952 Fender Telecaster used when performing at Budokan; Dream Police Costume and original photographs; original lyrics to several hits; Cheap Trick costumes, posters and albums; personal correspondence, tour ephemera, photographs and much more. MORE >>

Exhibits Diana: Legacy of a Princess
Daily.  Thu, Oct 3, 2013-Tue, Jun 10, 2014.  A priceless collection of evening gowns, dresses, personal accessories, photographs, heirlooms and other cherished memorabilia associated with Princess Diana and the Royal Family. MORE >>

Exhibits John Divola: As Far as I Could Get
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, Oct 6, 2013-Sun, Jul 6, 2014.  Divola's career spans four decades. After graduating from CSUN, he entered the MFA program at UCLA. There, under the tutelage of Robert Heineken, Divola began to develop his own unique photographic practice, one that merges photography, painting, and conceptual art. He also teaches contemporary art at the University of California, Riverside, and writes about photography. MORE >>

Exhibits Plácido Domingo: A Tenor’s Story
Daily.  Sun, Oct 6, 2013-Sat, May 31, 2014.  The exhibit will feature the costume worn by Domingo during LA Opera’s 1986 production of Otello, costume design by Jan Skalicky; the Parsifal costume worn by Domingo in LAO’s 2005 production of Parsifal, costume design by Frida Parmeggiani; the Kennedy Center Honors 2000 award; various GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Awards; the Formula 1 racing helmet of driver Alonso Fernandez dedicated to Domingo; the Hollywood Walk of Fame plaque; various awards, medals, personal ephemera and more. MORE >>

Exhibits Anne Frank Exhibit
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays.  Almost everyone thinks they know Anne’s story. It is often referred to as a “window to the Holocaust” because it makes tangible the inconceivable nature of the systematic murder of six million Jews. The circumstances of Anne and her family were not unusual. Anne was one of a million and a half Jewish children who were murdered during the Nazi Holocaust simply because they were Jewish. But, the legacy of her diaries and essays is the ultimate lesson to confront anti-Semitism, fight hate, and speak up against persecution in the world today. Plus there's Anne, a special 60-minute experience narrated by Academy Award®-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld, that brings to life the story of Anne Frank through immersive environments, unique artifacts, multimedia presentations and exciting interactive elements. MORE >>

Exhibits The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Oct 26, 2013-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  Long renowned for its stunning images, the magazine will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a special commemorative October 2013 issue, highlighting its ongoing dedication towards using the power of photography to explore, educate, inspire, document and preserve the world around us. In conjunction with the October issue, the Annenberg Space for Photography presents The Power of Photography, a special print and digital exhibition, as well as two documentaries. From iconic images to portraits; landscapes to natural history, the exhibit offers a wide range of photographic genres and themes. MORE >>

Exhibits Agnès Varda in Californialand
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, Nov 3, 2013-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  The first U.S. museum presentation of her artwork features a new major sculptural installation inspired by her time in Los Angeles in the late 1960s, as well as a selection of her photographs. This exhibition coincides with LACMA’s efforts, with the support of the Annenberg Foundation and The Film Foundation, to restore four films made by Varda in California: Uncle Yanco (1967), Black Panthers (1968), LIONS LOVE (...AND LIES) (1969), and Mur Murs (1981). MORE >>

Exhibits License Plates: Unlocking the Code
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Nov 23, 2013-Sun, Dec 7, 2014.  Beginning in 1914, the State of California began to issue license plates itself, creating an entirely new and fascinating branch of automotive history. The Petersen Automotive Museum is celebrating this centennial by presenting an exhibit that traces the history of license plates from around the world with a special focus on California, where each variation has a backstory as interesting as the vehicle it adorns. MORE >>

Exhibits Four Abstract Classicists
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Dec 21, 2013-Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  The term “abstract classicists” was coined in 1959 by curator and critic Jules Langsner to define these four southern California painters (Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley, and John McLaughlin) whose work he grouped in a seminal exhibition that year at the Los Angeles County Museum in Exposition Park (prior to LACMA’s existence as an independent art museum). The work exemplified the generational shift in the late 1950s and early 60s from the energetic brushwork of Abstract Expressionism to the cooler aesthetics of Pop Art and Minimalism. MORE >>

Exhibits Hammer Projects: Nathaniel Mellors
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Jan 18, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  British artist Nathaniel Mellors makes irreverent and absurd videos, sculptures, performances, and writings that challenge our notions of taste, morality, and intelligence. His seminal series Ourhouse (2010–) features a cast of misfit characters enacting the decline of an eccentric British family. A more recent work, The Saprophage (2012), examines the literal and metaphoric waste produced by contemporary society. Mellors’s Hammer Projects exhibition centers on his newly completed film The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview, produced in collaboration with Commonwealth Projects during a residency at the Hammer. For the last three years Mellors has been particularly interested in the sculpture and culture of the Upper Palaeolithic, which informs this new body of work. MORE >>

Exhibits Drew & Bob: The Masters of Movie Art
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jan 24, 2014-Mon, May 26, 2014.  An exhibition of iconic illustrations and fine art by legendary artists Drew Struzan and the late Bob Peak features more than fifty illustrations from some of the most important films and entertainment campaigns of the 20th century, and marks the first time the work of Struzan and Peak has been exhibited together. Combined, these legendary illustrators painted more than 250 of the most iconic movie posters in history and have reached billions around the world with their exceptional and timeless illustrations. MORE >>

Exhibits Tea and Morphine: Women in Paris, 1880 to 1914
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, Jan 26, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Whether as angelic creatures or exotic lures, women filled the imaginations of artists and constituted the great subject of fin-de-siècle art. Those who had leisure time were depicted relaxing with an afternoon cup of tea, as seen in a Mary Cassatt etching, whereas other artists portrayed the drug addiction common to women facing harsh economic realities. These extremes, and the positions in between, set the parameters for the exhibition of approximately 100 works, which includes prints as well as rare books and ephemera (such as menus, theater programs, and music scores). This array of objects gives the exhibition an intimate quality, revealing much about how women – and men – lived their lives during a time of great social upheaval and artistic innovation. MORE >>

Exhibits Fútbol: The Beautiful Game
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, Feb 2, 2014-Sun, Jul 20, 2014.  The exhibition examines football—nicknamed "the beautiful game" by one sports commentator—and its signficance in societies around the world. As a subject, football touches on issues of nationalism and identity, globalism and mass spectacle, as well as the common human experience shared by spectators from many cultures. Celebrating the sport on the eve of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the exhibition includes approximately thirty artists from around the world, working in video, photography, painting and sculpture. MORE >>

Exhibits The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Feb 7, 2014-Sun, Jul 20, 2014.  The exhibition presents a collection of visual narratives about the Chinese and Mexican immigrant experiences. Through the works of five contemporary artists, we explore the recurring issues of immigration, border relations and labor practices that have persisted throughout U.S. history and remain timely today. The selection of works demonstrates a range of different styles and references, spanning different historic periods, geographic locations, cultural influences and gender perspectives, bound together by the common threads of memory, history, identity and humanity. Artists featured include Zhi Lin, Hung Liu, Andrea Bowers, Tony de Los Reyes and Margarita Cabrera. MORE >>

Exhibits Beethoven: The Late Great
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Feb 8, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  The exhibition features five handwritten manuscripts from the Library of Congress and the Beethoven Center, the life mask of 1812, two locks of the composer’s hair from 1827, and his household account leaf, probably from the summer of 1823, illustrating aspects of Beethoven’s daily life as recorded by his housekeeper. Props from the film Copying Beethoven will be on display, paired with film screenings, as well as Beethoven documentaries to take place in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium. Beethoven’s late works, which the Society has presented in concert over the past three seasons, will be represented by scores and first editions. Special highlights will be original manuscript sources of the String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130, and the Hammerklavier Sonata. MORE >>

Exhibits Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, Feb 9, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  The first large-scale exhibition to explore intersections between strategies of appropriation and institutional critique in the work of American artists. Locating shared impulses among those artists who borrow and recast existing images, styles, and forms from popular mass-media and fine-art sources, and others who confront the structures and practices of institutions in order to scrutinize their role within society, the exhibition sheds new light on art-making as it evolved during the 1980s and 1990s. MORE >>

Exhibits Town Cars: Arriving in Style
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Feb 15, 2014-Sun, Feb 8, 2015.  Today, the name Town Car is closely associated with Lincoln, but that was not always the case. From the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, the term “town car” referred to a body style distinguished by an open chauffeur’s compartment and an enclosed passenger area. Elegant and dignified, they were originally intended for city use on formal occasions and were almost always the most expensive body style offered by a manufacturer. The exhibit will feature only the finest examples of these ultra-formal vehicles including Fred Astaire’s classically styled 1927 Rolls-Royce and the one-of-a-kind 1959 Scimitar by Brooks Stevens. More than mere ostentatious relics of a bygone era, they provide us with a counterpoint to today’s best luxury cars and perfectly define an era when arriving in style was the ultimate personal statement. MORE >>

Exhibits Celebration of Entertainment Awards
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Feb 20, 2014-Wed, Apr 30, 2014.  The exhibit showcases the Best Motion Picture and Television Award Contenders. Curated pieces from motion picture award winners and nominees include Nebraska, Captain Phillips, Her, The Grandmaster, Star Trek Into Darkness, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Fruitvale Station as well as fan favorites Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Conjuring and Ender’s Game. Award winning and popular TV shows on display include Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Scandal, Homeland, Mad Men, The Newsroom, Nurse Jackie, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Once Upon a Time, and Dancing with the Stars. MORE >>

Exhibits Ray Eames: In the Spotlight
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Feb 25, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  The exhibit features letters, notes, sketches, paintings, photographs, process drawings, furniture, films and collections tracing Ray Eames’s varied interests and her interaction with key people, places and institutions. An intimate study of Ray’s world, the exhibition concentrates on the iterative, hands-on process that the famous Charles and Ray Eames team are known for, as well as the “way-it-should-be-ness” that defined how they worked and lived. The exhibition encourages visitors to make their own connections with Ray’s work, to explore their own creativity, and to apply Eameses’ tools to their own lives. MORE >>

Exhibits Alex Jacobs and Ellemieke Schoenmaker
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.  Sat, Mar 1, 2014-Mon, Jun 30, 2014.  V&B (Alex Jacobs and Ellemieke Schoenmaker) is an artist duo founded in 2007 in Los Angeles. In their paintings, sculptures and installations they often comment on the (art)world in a self portraying ironic way. Their work combines historic references with elements borrowed from the media and popular culture. Both impulsive inspiration and a critical interest reveal surprising combinations that invite the viewer to search for commonly missed relations. MORE >>

Exhibits Jacob Hashimoto: Gas Giant
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 1, 2014-Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  Combining traditional kite-making techniques and painting into sculptural environments, Hashimoto creates massive space-altering installations with thousands of thin paper sheets. For MOCA Pacific Design Center, Hashimoto is producing the third and final edition of Gas Giant. The work was previously presented in Venice, Italy in 2013 at Fondazione Querini Stampalia by Studio la Città and in Chicago in 2012 at Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Beginning on the ground floor with black-and-white clouds of box kites, Gas Giant chromatically rises up the stairs and erupts into the second-floor gallery with a kaleidoscopic explosion of light and color. MORE >>

Exhibits Hammer Projects: Andra Ursuta
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Mar 7, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  Ursuta makes work fueled by her memories and fears. Her sculptures and installations are often wry, poignant, self-deprecating, melancholic, nostalgic and apocalyptic. She mixes media such as cement, plaster, marble, found objects and wood to develop new ways of viewing the world and processing her memories and fears. Her latest body of work grew out of her fear of death, which fuels her obsession with the subject. She avoids cemeteries but makes imaginary visits to graveyards as a cathartic exercise. MORE >>

Exhibits A Million and One Pieces
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 8, 2014-Mon, May 26, 2014.  An exhibition of enchanting contemporary furniture and inventive sculptures masterfully hand-crafted from vibrant LEGO® bricks by celebrated up and coming designer David Tracy. The A Million and One Pieces exhibition includes a captivating selection of modern furniture and vivid sculptures that present a fun, dynamic fusion of colorful LEGO® bricks and cutting-edge modern design, including cardboard chairs, sixteen LEGO® lamps in a series called Splash of Color, LEGO® tables, and a LEGO® sculpture of a human head. Ranging in size from 2,700 LEGO® bricks to 26,000 LEGO® bricks-each set glued together by hand, brick-by-brick-Tracy's inspired works demonstrate the expansive possibilities and fluidity of form that can be achieved using thousands of tiny square and rectangular LEGO® bricks. MORE >>

Exhibits Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition In a Modern World
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 8, 2014-Sun, Sep 14, 2014.  The exhibit explores the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos along with its rich history and influence on modern tattoo practices in this groundbreaking photographic exhibition. As Japanese tattoos have moved into the mainstream, the artistry and legacy of Japanese tattooing remain both enigmatic and misunderstood. Often copied by practitioners and aficionados in the West without regard to its rich history, symbolism, or tradition, the art form is commonly reduced to a visual or exotic caricature. Conversely, mainstream Japanese culture still dismisses the subject itself as underground, associating it more with some of its clientele than with the artists practicing it. Both of these mindsets ignore the vast artistry and rich history of the practice. MORE >>

Exhibits L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Mar 13, 2014-Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  The exhibit explores the impact of Sriracha and Tapatio in Los Angeles. The exhibit will include a curated selection of artwork from artists of diverse backgrounds who are passionate and reflective about notions of identity, community, and foodways. Sriracha and Tapatio hot sauces are two examples of the recent homegrown all-American condiments that have dramatically impacted American cuisine. The rise in popularity of these condiments signifies an increase in Asian and Latino populations living in the US and especially in Los Angeles after the passing of the Immigration and Nationality Act in 1965. In large American cities everywhere, both Sriracha and Tapatio rival Heinz Ketchup and French’s mustard as the all-American condiment for the Y-Generation. MORE >>

Exhibits We Will Show You Fear in a Handful of Dust
Daily.  Fri, Mar 14, 2014-Fri, May 9, 2014.  The exhibit is full-scale model of a MQ-1B Predator Drone and the public is invited to take part in the completion of it. Participants will use age-old construction methods to apply architectural-grade mud to the surface of an industrially manufactured drone substrate. In the dichotomy between the drone's form and its surface, the sculpture opens a discussion about technology and foreign policy while inviting multiple propositions about cultural legacies and possible resistances in the era of global surveillance and warfare. MORE >>

Exhibits Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 15, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Through 250 unique objects and personal stories, the exhibition is the first of its kind to explore how beaded floral designs became a remarkable art form as well as a means of economic and cultural survival for the Native North American people. Floral Journey presents moccasins, bags, dresses, hats, jackets, and other exquisitely beaded and quilled items selected from multiple private collections and fifteen cultural institutions, including the Autry's Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection. Many of the objects will be displayed to the public for the first time. MORE >>

Exhibits Frida Kahlo: Her Photographs
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 15, 2014-Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  A selection of 257 images from the 6,500 which are part of the Blue House archive. These have served as memories to Frida, as work tools or as a means to exorcise solitude. The exhibition is curated by the acknowledged Mexican photographer and photography historian Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, shows the importance of this medium in Frida’s life. Frida Kahlo had a very special relationship with photography. Besides her personal background – both her father, Guillermo Kahlo, and her maternal grandmother were professional photographers – she brought different uses to photography: she collected daguerreotypes and calling cards from the XIX century, she kept photographs that she also intervened upon, cutting things out from them, writing dedications on them and personalizing them as if they were paintings. MORE >>

Exhibits Hannah Whitaker: Cold Wave
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  Sat, Mar 15, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  This show expands on Whitaker’s interest in the Austrian logician Kurt Gödel who introduced the notion of unknowability to mathematics, a field often characterized by certainty. His ideas problematized early 20th century philosophical claims to truth and knowledge, a dialectic inherent to the medium of photography. Whitaker’s interest in Gödel led her to think of the film plane as a formal system—a set of limited variables and operations. The results establish repetitious motifs that occur both within a single image and across multiple photographs. MORE >>

Exhibits Hometown HiFi
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Mar 20, 2014-Thu, Apr 24, 2014.  This immersive experience, curated in partnership with Dub culture expert Seb Carayol, shows how the pioneering sound systems that came out of 1960s Jamaican dancehalls led to a revolution that changed global music culture. Hometown HiFi includes pieces and collaborations by Beth Lesser, Tero Kaski, Limonious, Franco Rosso, Scientist, Dub-Stuy, Dub Siren, plus three classic music films, rare artifacts, and a collection of dancehall footage including Volcano, King Jammys, Stone Love, and Metromedia sound systems, among other legends. You can make your own “dubs” via a custom iPad app and play them in the gallery, while King Tubby’s original sound system, fully restored, will be exhibited for the first time in the US. MORE >>

Exhibits Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies In Ancient Egypt
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 22, 2014-Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  The first major exhibition to focus on one of the most fascinating aspects of ancient Egyptian culture and religion—the mummification of animals. Drawn from the renowned collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Soulful Creatures features choice examples from among the many millions of mummies of birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other animals preserved from at least thirty-one different cemeteries throughout Egypt. MORE >>

Exhibits Blue Note Records: The Finest In Jazz
Daily.  Tue, Mar 25, 2014-Fri, Oct 31, 2014.  The exhibit will feature a baby grand piano, belonging to Thelonius Monk; original tape box from Rudy Van Gelder’s recording sessions; Art Blakey’s snare drum; handwritten lyrics & sheet music from various Blue Note artists, past and present; original concert posters, handbills and other ephemera; Francis Wolff’s classic photographs; Blue Note album artwork and much more. MORE >>

Exhibits Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 29, 2014-Sun, Sep 14, 2014.  The exhibit will explore the team’s storied past through four players and a Hall of Fame manager, each of whom made history in his own right: Jackie Robinson, Fernando Valenzuela, Chan Ho Park, Hideo Nomo, and Tommy Lasorda. Baseball fans and those new to the game will gain an understanding of the importance of these key players and the Dodgers’ role in shaping American culture, contributing to advancements in civil rights, and promoting international baseball. MORE >>

Exhibits Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, Mar 30, 2014-Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  The first large-scale sculptural installation by a pioneer of the light and space movement. Before working in sculpture, Pashgian created oil paintings that used glazes to trap and reflect light. The artist’s early work was representative of her long-standing interest in the luminous properties of artistic materials and is highly influenced by the paintings of Dutch 17th-century painter Johannes Vermeer. MORE >>

Exhibits Mike Kelley: Pay for Your Pleasure
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Mon, Mar 31, 2014-Mon, Jul 28, 2014.  Regarded as one of the most influential artists of our time, Mike Kelley (1954–2012) produced a body of deeply innovative work mining American popular culture and both modernist and alternative traditions—which he set in relation to relentless, dark, and delirious examinations of self and society. Bringing together over 200 works, from early pieces made during the 1970s through 2012, Mike Kelley occupies the entirety of The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. MORE >>

Exhibits Grant Mudford: Building
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Apr 3, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  Since the mid-1960s, Grant Mudford has investigated the urban landscape in photographs known for their clarity, conceptual acumen and sly humor. After studying architecture at the University of New South Wales, the Australian-born artist established himself as a cogent observer of Sydney and London’s social and architectural scenes. With his move to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he found his ideal subject in a city founded on quirky details, anxious expediency and stylistic incongruence. MORE >>

Exhibits One Shot: One World
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  Fri, Apr 4, 2014-Mon, May 12, 2014.  Their annual photographic exhibition adopts its title and theme from the IPA (Int’l Photography Awards) competition. Each year, they launch for MOPLA (Month of Photography LA) with their showing of top IPA photographs and a curated selection of top artists exhibiting thematically associated works. Professional, emerging and student photographers were invited to submit a single photograph that shares a unique perspective on cultural environment with a focus on people, physical surroundings or objects. Competitors vied for $2250 in cash prizes and the opportunity to exhibit their work during the Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA). MORE >>

Exhibits Javier Tellez: Games are forbidden in the labyrinth
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 5, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  The exhibition features a newly commissioned installation Chess (2014) and Téllez’s film Dürer's Rhinoceros (2010) in which the artist reflects on the social and historical conception of the psychiatric institution: from architectural structures to technologies and treatments. Mostly known for his films, Téllez works in collaboration with psychiatric patients or people with disabilities as protagonists. Combining documentary with fictional narratives, often taken from literature and cinema, the artist questions the definitions and social prejudices established between the concepts of normality and pathology. The strategy of using invisible or socially marginalized characters thus becomes a way for the artist to contaminate certain totalitarian versions of history, giving voice to those who usually have none, reflecting a form of resistance to the normalization and homogenization that is characteristic of the dominant discourse. MORE >>

Exhibits Roberto Gil De Montes: Hecho en Mexico
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  Sat, Apr 5, 2014-Sat, May 10, 2014.  De Montes was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and moved to Los Angeles as a teenager. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Fine Arts from Otis Art Institute, and is currently a professor of art at UCLA. Among many other solo and group exhibitions, Gil de Montes was included in the prestigious Hispanic Art in the US: Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptors which toured the country in the late 1980s. Many themes are found in Gil de Montes’ work—his Mexican origins, his life in Echo Park, Mexican popular art, the tradition of retablos and ex-voto paintings, and the unexpected. MORE >>

Exhibits LMU's Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Apr 10, 2014-Sat, May 10, 2014.  This annual exhibition celebrates the work created by LMU Studio Arts students over the past year. Spanning the range of media taught in the program, the works are chosen by two jurors from LA's art community. The exhibition and its cash awards are made possible by Andrea Kingaard Friedman, '66 and the Southern California Metal Arts Society. MORE >>

Exhibits The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Apr 10, 2014-Sun, Sep 7, 2014.  Enter the evocative world of the groundbreaking children’s book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats in this exhibition, featuring more than eighty original works by the artist. Ranging from preliminary sketches and “dummies,” or preparatory books, to final paintings and collages, the works displayed in The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats explore a life and career that became an inspiration for generations of readers. MORE >>

Exhibits 2X8 Evolve
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 11, 2014-Sun, May 11, 2014.  2x8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA|LA, showcasing exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California. Each of the participating academic programs selects two projects that exemplify its core vision. The students’ design work will be judged by a noteworthy panel of architects and designers who will then announce the winners at the exhibition opening and convene in a forum to discuss the award-winning work. MORE >>

Exhibits Mostafa Dashti: Nature in Abstraction
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 12, 2014-Wed, May 14, 2014.  A rare exhibition of contemporary paintings by the prominent Iranian artist who lives and works in Iran. His exceptional landscapes will be featured in the States for the first time. While Dashti himself is unable to visit the U.S, his work resonates on a global scale, attracting audiences from all over the world, including legendary German artist, Karl Schlamminger. MORE >>

Exhibits The Lure Of Chinatown: Painting California's Chinese Communities
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 12, 2014-Sun, Aug 31, 2014.  Artists have a long tradition of traveling to far flung lands in search of revelation and artistic breakthrough. What happens when there is such a place right in your midst, yet completely foreign? The unique cultural customs, fascinating architecture, and rich aesthetic of the Chinese communities in San Francisco and Los Angeles inspired many 19th and 20th century artists. Featuring paintings spanning over several decades, The Lure of Chinatown: Painting California's Chinese Communities provides a captivating narrative of how the image of Chinatown transformed in reaction to changing social, political, and artistic developments. The exhibition includes some forty works by twenty-three artists, who depicted the community in diverse ways. MORE >>

Exhibits Butterfly Pavilion
Daily.  Sun, Apr 13, 2014-Tue, Sep 2, 2014.  The Butterfly Pavilion showcases the fascinating dance between butterflies, moths, and the plants that surround them, an interaction that has been refined over the course of millions of years. See up close how butterflies use their tubular mouthparts to obtain nectar and witness caterpillars feed on leaves and go through the process of their transformation into adults. Various butterflies are present at different points during the season and the plants will grow and change. MORE >>

Exhibits Limited Runs Rock N' Roll Photography Exhibition
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  Limited Runs is the only place art fans and collectors can view and buy never before published images, original vintage rock 'n roll and sports posters, and rare film photography. The exhibit includes photography by Stephen Stickler (former photo director of Raygun Magazine; photographed the likes of Pink, Jay-Z, and Rage Against the Machine), Neil Zlozower (after 45 years in rock 'n roll photography, Neil has photographed nearly every major rock star including members of Motley Crue, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and more) and Sean Murphy (in addition to creating award-winning ad campaigns for clients such as Ford, Chevy, Playstation, and more, Sean has shot album covers for some of the most famous rock bands including Weezer, Green Day, and Tenacious D). MORE >>

Exhibits The SCAR Project
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sat, May 3, 2014.  The SCAR Project is a series of large scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors. On the surface it is an awareness raising campaign for young women, The SCAR Project’s deeper message is one of humanity. Ultimately, The SCAR Project is not about breast cancer, but the human condition itself; the images transcend the disease, illuminating the scars that unite us all. MORE >>

Exhibits Chuck Jones: Doodles of a Genius
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 26, 2014-Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  Celebrated as one of the greatest directors of the 'golden age' of animation, Chuck Jones worked in the field some seventy years until his death at eighty?nine in 2002. His passion for drawing was both work and full time hobby. He drew for a living, and he drew for pleasure and challenge. The exhibit contains original drawings, most never publicly displayed, including a section of 50 so-called "Doodles," perhaps best described as coming from one artist's very far side. The majority of drawings are from the private collection of Jones' widow, Marian. In collaboration with the non-profit Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. MORE >>

Exhibits Invitation to a Dream
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  Tue, May 6, 2014-Thu, May 15, 2014.  The first Los Angeles solo exhibition of work by California artist and designer Shayna Saide LaBeouf, will showcase a collection of approximately 30 small mixed media works and a dozen freestanding sculptures by LaBeouf. The solo exhibition of LaBeouf's visionary work is a featured element in JNA's Mother's Day offerings, which also include exhibitions of Vintage Americana as well as a group show in adjacent galleries. LaBeouf is a noted Los Angeles jewelry and purse designer whose collections were represented in trendy boutiques in Los Angeles and New York, including Henri Bendel. For the past 12 years, she has devoted herself to her private art practice. Her current body of work is the culmination of a lifetime of creative endeavors. MORE >>

Exhibits California Dreamin’: The Sounds of Laurel Canyon 1965 - 1977
Daily.  Fri, May 9, 2014-Sun, Nov 30, 2014.  This exhibition will explore the story of the Los Angeles rock scene from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, a golden age of music, creativity and culture. “Laurel Canyon was as much a mindset as it was a music scene,” said GRAMMY Museum executive director Bob Santelli. “The remarkably rich sounds of Laurel Canyon and the sheer number of songwriters, bands, producers, artists, engineers and record company people who have lived and worked out of Laurel Canyon prove that Los Angeles is and continues to be a vital rock scene. We felt it was important to tell that story, right here in our hometown.” Through rare artifacts from iconic acts, interactive experiences, handwritten lyrics, photographs and more, the exhibit will teach visitors about the origins of the Laurel Canyon scene, and how it developed into a thriving music epicenter. On display, visitors will see a broad array of items from artists like The Doors, The Mamas and the Papas, Joni Mitchell and more. MORE >>

Exhibits Fallen Fruit of the Skirball
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, May 13, 2014-Sun, Oct 12, 2014.  An exhibition project with the Los Angeles–based art collaborative Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young). The name is derived from a passage in the book of Leviticus: “When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest. You shall not pick your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger.” Fallen Fruit’s community-based projects use fruit as a medium to explore social engagement. The themes of generosity and sharing that guide their work align with the Skirball’s mission of hospitality, equality, and civility. MORE >>

Exhibits Classic Macau: Artwork Inspired By Macau
Fri, May 16, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Last December, the Macau Government Tourist Office hosted ten U.S.-based artists, comprised of photographers, videographers, illustrators, and painters on a four-day visit of Macau. During the trip, the artists had the opportunity to explore Macau on their own, and upon return to the U.S., each created artwork in their medium of choice inspired by the journey. MORE >>

Exhibits Manuel Carrillo - Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, May 17, 2014-Sun, Nov 30, 2014.  Manuel Carrillo was born in Mexico City in 1906. His photographic work serves as an important social documentation and interpretation of Mexican Culture from the positioning of post-Revolutionary Mexico searching for its own identity. Carrillo's poetic interpretations emphasized his preoccupation with man's relationship to nature. This insight reveals his classical style as a modernist in search of a unified, National Mexican identity. MORE >>

Exhibits Country: Portraits of an American Sound
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, May 31, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  This exhibit presents images of the pioneers, poets and icons of country music. Guest curators for this exhibit are Shannon Perich of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and Tim Davis and Michael McCall of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Country: Portraits of an American Sound uses historical and contemporary photographs to explore how images shape the public identity of country music performers and of the genre itself. Celebrated performers such as Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban and Hank Williams—as well as deejays, fans, executives and musicians—are seen in the works of photographers who documented multiple generations of this popular history. MORE >>

Exhibits Route 66: The Road and the Romance
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, Jun 8, 2014-Sun, Jan 4, 2015.  Discover the facts and fiction of the Mother Road through more than 200 extraordinary artifacts that trace the history of the route and its impact on American popular culture. See the oldest existing Route 66 shield alongside vintage gas pumps and neon art. Read from the pages of John Steinbeck’s original handwritten manuscript for The Grapes of Wrath and Jack Kerouac’s typewriter scroll of On the Road. Be moved by Dorothea Lange’s powerful photographs and Woody Guthrie’s Martin guitar, along with countless objects adorned with the Route 66 moniker or acquired along the route. MORE >>

Exhibits Transversal Paths
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, Jun 29, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  The exhibition will presents works of art by several artists from San Pedro and San Juan and will also include new artworks produced specifically for the exhibition, as well as the works of other Guatemalan contemporary artists who do not belong to these rural areas but understand what is occurring in San Pedro and San Juan. The exhibition will be comprised of approximately 45 artworks including objects, installations, photographs and videos, along with a full-color, bilingual catalogue that will include several essays by Guatemalan and international curators/scholars. MORE >>

Expos
Expos ASCAP I Create Music Expo
Today-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Some of the biggest names in music will convene to share their knowledge and expertise on a broad range of topics of importance to today’s music creators. MORE >>

Expos Photo Independent
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  As the first and only high-visibility platform for independent photographers, Photo Independent provides a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between photographers, collectors and art professionals. The annual showcase provides curators, galleries, collectors, editors, and audiences worldwide both the opportunity to connect directly with and discover the best photographic talent today, as well as view and acquire the most exciting new work in the field. MORE >>

Expos Bead Bazaar
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  The Bead Society of Los Angeles is the oldest of its kind in the United States. In June of 2010, they celebrated their 35th anniversary. The Bead Society of Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports the study, discussion, and shared knowledge of beads in the United States and throughout the world.

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Expos Sportsmen's Lodge First Thursday's Night Market
Thu, May 1, 2014.  Launching on May 1, and continuing through October on the first Thursday of the month, 50 vendors and 10 food trucks will transform the spacious front lot of the newly re-modeled Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel into a concentrated mecca of clothing, craft, and greasy foodie satisfaction. As dusk descends, a DJ will spin a funky web of eclecticism for the crowd while the hotel is setting up an outdoor bar/lounge in the market and will also launch a poolside happy hour from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Additionally, the hotel's iconic Patio Cafe (recently transformed into a modern, sleek American cafe) will be firing up its new menu and feature special offers for all Night Market-goers seeking a sit-down dinner before, during or after the festivities. MORE >>

Expos Spacefest
Thu, May 8, 2014-Sun, May 11, 2014.  The event features appearances by most living Apollo astronauts, along with noted astronomers, artists and authors. Expert speakers will cover all facets of planetary science, physics, extraterrestrial biology, and science surrounding spacecraft missions. Authors will discuss and sign their latest books, while vendors will offer items ranging from rare meteorites to model spacecraft. The lineup of astronauts and other prominent figures includes Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (Saturday only), Gene Cernan, Alan Bean, Dave Scott, Edgar Mitchell, James McDivitt, Walt Cunningham, Richard Gordon, Jack Lousma, Fred Haise, Rusty Schweickart, Vance Brand, Bruce McCandless, Jerry Ross, Thomas Jones, Eileen Collins, Robert Cardenas, Gerry Griffin, Jerry Bostick, Sy Liebergot, Dee O’Hara and Richard Hatch. MORE >>

Expos Inland Empire Auto Show
Fri, May 16, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Besides the hottest cars, trucks and alternative fuel vehicles, you will even have the chance to get behind the wheel and test many of the manufacturers’ cars in the special Inland Empire Auto Show Ride & Drive. There's also Great Taste Friday with some of the best area restaurants and wineries sampling their fare, the Food Truck Festival happening all three days, PGA Get Out & Golf Day, the Walk For Wishes fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Orange County and the Inland Empire on Sunday and the Kids Zone also on Sunday. MORE >>

Expos Bridal Boot Camp
Sun, May 18, 2014.  A one-day workshop designed to assist new brides with all of their wedding elements from floral designs to catering options. Celebrity wedding and event planner Randy Fuhrman, who has been creating nuptial magic for over 40 years, will share his wedding expertise. This nuptial workshop is designed to be the ultimate bridal party! The brides will have the opportunity to ask questions, discuss the wedding process with other brides, meet top wedding vendors and lastly, the brides will get an exclusive guided tour of the award-winning Town & Country rentals. MORE >>

Expos Concorso Ferrari
Sun, May 18, 2014.  Over 150 Ferraris ranging from mid-century purpose-built racers to modern day exotic supercars of unmatched speed and style will line Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena for all to enjoy. In addition to Ferraris, there will be vendors and sponsors specializing in exotic automotive styling, accessories, detailing, apparel, travel and local food to complement the star of the show - Ferrari. MORE >>

Expos Long Beach Comic Con
Sat, May 31, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  It's a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. You'll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. MORE >>

Expos Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show
Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  You will find hundreds of vendors in over 2,500 vendor spaces selling tons of hard to find car parts and accessories at low swap meet prices. Thousands of original and restored classic vehicles will be on display and for sale. MORE >>

Expos Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo
Thu, Jun 5, 2014-Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  One of the largest shows of its kind provides a venue for dealers, mints, collectors and numismatic & philatelic organizations to gather, do business, market new products and present educational exhibits. MORE >>

Expos Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  To celebrate the rich history of Gilmore Gas and its extraordinary impact on the car culture of California, Farmers Market hosts one of the most entertaining casual car shows in the West. Typically featuring more than 100 vintage and classic American cars – old cars, modified hot rods, unique brands and models – the show is always held on the first Saturday in June. MORE >>

Expos Ninja-Con
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Events will be run by popular cosplay professionals and anime enthusiasts who are willing to discuss and share their hobbies with anime and culture fans new and old. MORE >>

Expos E3 Expo
Tue, Jun 10, 2014-Thu, Jun 12, 2014.  The world's premiere trade show for computer and video games and related products. MORE >>

Expos L.A. Roadsters Show
Sat, Jun 14, 2014-Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  Each year, the L.A. Roadsters put on one of the largest roadster shows, swap meets, and commerical vendor shows in Southern California and it's always held on Father's Day Weekend. MORE >>

Expos Dwell on Design
Fri, Jun 20, 2014-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  Dwell on Design is the West Coast's largest modern design event, offering dozens of innovative panels, lectures, slideshows, films, and exhibitions. MORE >>

Expos American Heroes Air Show
Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  Besides non-stop aerial demonstrations, there will be helicopter displays & demonstrations, interactive exhibits, helicopter rides, live local entertainment, a public safety career fair and concessions to celebrate the dynamic role of helicopters in our lives. MORE >>

Expos Anime Expo
Thu, Jul 3, 2014-Sun, Jul 6, 2014.  Currently the largest North American event focused on Japanese culture, Anime Expo is an annual convention currently held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Historically, held on July 4th weekend as a 4-day event, Anime Expo has grown in scale dramatically since it launched in 1992.

Popular activities include the Masquerade, Anime Music Video Contest, Concerts, Guest of Honor panels and a Fashion Show. Anime Expo is a 24-hour convention that offers late-night dances, all night video programming, tabletop gaming rooms, and open-mic Karaoke in the late evening/early morning hours. Many of the attendees dress in costume while attending the convention, and there are many gatherings for fans of different anime and manga series.

Renowned for bringing famous Japanese guests to America for panels and concerts, Anime Expo has been the site of many U.S. premiers of shows, movies, and bands. MORE >>

Expos Tattoo & Body Art Expo
Fri, Jul 25, 2014-Sun, Jul 27, 2014.  The world's largest tattoo and body art expo and also a gigantic skin show-off party. MORE >>

Expos Downtown Burbank Car Classic
Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  An exciting showcase for restored and pre-1974 sports cars, exotics and hot rods, the show will feature hundreds of vintage and renovated vehicles stretched along San Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia Boulevard to Angeleno Avenue as well as on adjacent streets in Downtown Burbank. Included will be plenty of family entertainment, music and automotive-related vendor-booths. In tune with Downtown Burbank’s connection with the entertainment industry, vehicles with a “Hollywood” twist will be in the spotlight -- those appearing in film or television, or having a distinguished history of celebrity ownership. MORE >>

Expos Ventura Nationals Hot Rod & Motorcycle Show
Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  Attractions include over 700 pre-1969 American hotrods, kustoms, classics, trucks, low-riders and motorcycles on display and a pin up contest judged by the legendary Ramone’s drummer, Marky Ramone, as well as the infamous television, film and celebrity auto customizer, George Barris. You can enjoy live music from bands spanning five different genres. MORE >>

Expos Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo
Thu, Sep 4, 2014-Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  One of the largest shows of its kind provides a venue for dealers, mints, collectors and numismatic & philatelic organizations to gather, do business, market new products and present educational exhibits. MORE >>

Expos Adultcon
Fri, Sep 12, 2014-Sun, Sep 14, 2014.  Since 2001, Adultcon has been America's erotic, naughty and provocative adult fan fair and sexual lifestyle expo and convention. Dedicated to providing the best in entertainment. Adultcon is where fans go to buy DVDs, products, autographs, photos and meet the porn stars of tomorrow as well as the mega stars of today. Buy personalized Adult DVDs and other merchandise directly from the Porn Stars and shop for new and exciting adult products and services. MORE >>

Expos Ski Dazzle: Ski & Snowboard Expo
Thu, Dec 4, 2014-Sun, Dec 7, 2014.  The annual expo features over 375 exhibitor and sponsor booths showcasing a world of skiing & snowboarding under one roof. MORE >>

Fair
Fair Orange County Fair
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jul 11, 2014-Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  Concerts, wine tastings, ice skating, circus acts, acrobats, hynotists, Moto-X, extreme rodeo, a demolition derby, plus of course, the usual rides, food and drink. MORE >>

Fair Ventura County Fair
Wed, Jul 30, 2014-Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  Watch hypnotist shows, listen to live musical performances, or participate in contests. Visit Uncle Leo’s barnyard, the Small Livestock Barns or their new Judge William P. Clark Large Livestock Area to see animals of all shapes and sizes. Spin, fly or flip on the great rides in the carnival midway. Taste gourmet food and wine pairings at the “Bounty of the County: Peoples’ Choice” contest, or snack on Fair favorites like spiral fries and cotton candy. Relax in the landscaped gardens and check out all of the exhibits and displays. You can enter one of the Junior Fair Boards’ contests and win prizes, too! End the night with a FREE concert with the Grandstand Entertainment series and fireworks over the ocean. MORE >>

Fair Big Bear Renaissance Faire
Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Aug 2, 2014-Sun, Aug 17, 2014.  The jousting tournaments are only part of the on-going medieval-themed entertainment at the Big Bear Renaissance Faire. There are five stages of continuous entertainment including three general stages, a children's stage, and a NC-17 stage. Of course, the festival wouldn't be complete without a food and beverage court that serves everything from plump, juicy turkey legs to scrumptious chowder served in a bread bowl. The Bear Bones & Dragon Ale Stand serves Dragon's Blood red wine and Unicorn's Breath white wine and a full array of ales and meads including Dragon’s Breath, a blend of wheat beer and pomegranate mead. MORE >>

Fair L.A. County Fair
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Aug 29, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  Concerts, wine tastings, horse racing, Monster Truck madness, exhibits, plus of course, the usual rides, food and drink. MORE >>

Fashion
Fashion The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.  Tue, Feb 11, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Costumes from selected films of 2013 will be displayed in this annual exhibition of film costume design. Highlighted in the exhibition will be the previous year’s Academy Award® winner for Best Costume Design, Anna Karenina, designed by Jacqueline Durran. MORE >>

Fashion Junior Drake Sample Sale
Thu, May 1, 2014-Sat, May 3, 2014.  Do your Mother's Day shopping! MORE >>

Fashion Vintage Fashion Expo
Sat, May 17, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Join your fellow fashionistas at the semi-yearly event featuring 85 dealers of vintage clothing and accessories.

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Festivals
Festivals Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 5, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Swashbuckling heroes, merry minstrels, dazzling daredevils, dancers, jugglers, and hundreds of colorful characters fill their twelve stages and bustling streets bringing you non-stop entertainment throughout the day.

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Festivals Upland Lemon Festival
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  The festival features three food courts where, along with their regular food, vendors will compete to see who has the best use of lemons in their menu. There's also the beer & wine garden, the Saturday night fireworks show, a carnival with rides and midway games, three stages with continuous live entertainment, an arts & crafts fair and, of course, the now-famous lemon pie eating contest. At 2nd Avenue and 9th Street. MORE >>

Festivals Green Prize Festival
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Celebrate Earth Day with urban farmers, green chefs, live entertainment, artists, green technology, sustainable transportation, environmental organizations as well as education through workshops, demonstrations and guest speakers. The event will also feature the Localism FREE bike valet, the Kress Market Beer Garden of Earthly Delights, Eco-friendly vendors, food trucks and more. MORE >>

Festivals Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival
Sat, Apr 26, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  Japanese dancing, taiko drums, martial arts demos, sumo wrestling, tea ceremonies, arts & crafts, games, food and displays ring in the spring. MORE >>

Festivals Cinco de Mayo Festival
Sat, May 3, 2014-Mon, May 5, 2014.  Celebrate Mexico’s victory over French forces in Puebla, Mexico in 1862 with popular and traditional music, dancing and food. MORE >>

Festivals L.A.'s Cinco De Mayo Festival
Sat, May 3, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Two stages of entertainment with Stage 1 featuring traditional music from Mexico, including Mariachis, Norteno, Trios, Folkloric Dancers and Marimbas and Stage 2 featuring Mix DJs, Pop, Dance, Urban and Spanglish. There will also be a Sponsor Village with samples and giveaways, an Artisans Village with museums, art, gift shops and vendor stands, plus plenty of food from cafes, restaurants, food trucks and vendors.

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Festivals Pasadena Earth And Arts Festival
Sat, May 3, 2014.  Whether you prefer the art (Fallen Fruit's Public Fruit Jam, the Armory's free family art workshops), live entertainment (George Sarah, Nearly Beloved and others), food and beverages (Craftsman and Eagle Rock Breweries, The Green Truck, Coolhaus, Pita! Pita!) or the Earth-friendly merchant and vendors, this festival has something for everyone. MORE >>

Festivals Spaceballs
Sun, May 4, 2014.  The castle on Druidia is King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria. It has been modified by matte painting with additional ramps. Neuschwanstein Castle has been featured in many motion pictures, and is the original inspiration for the castle at Disneyland. MORE >>

Festivals Koroneburg Old World Festival
Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, May 10, 2014-Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  Meet hundreds of family members living, working and playing in Southern California’s only permanent Renaissance Village. The occasion: the gregarious Baron Heinrich Von Lauffer has invited the finest minds and most talented entertainers to celebrate the “state-of-the-art” inventions and advances of the Renaissance period as well as the coming of spring at his Barony. MORE >>

Festivals LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival
Thu, May 15, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival, recently voted the Coolest Comedy Film Festival in the world, is back for four laugh-filled days and nights of fantastic comedy short films. Mix, mingle, and practice general hob-knobbery at nightly soirees. Soak in a lifetime of knowledge at career-enhancing industry panels. In short, come be a part of what Movie Maker Magazine calls one of the top film festivals in the world! MORE >>

Festivals Long Beach Pride Gay Event
Fri, May 16, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Besides the parade, parties, food and drink, there are seven large dance areas including a main stage. The festivities kick off on Friday night with the annual Pink Party at 1st and Linden from 7-11. MORE >>

Festivals California Strawberry Festival
Sat, May 17, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Interactive exhibits, gooey contests, live entertainment, 200+ arts & crafts booths and an unbelievable assortment of delicious strawberry foods and beverages. The Strawberry Promenade offers cooking demonstrations and presentations too. MORE >>

Festivals Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
Fri, May 23, 2014-Mon, May 26, 2014.  Carnival rides, pageants, Strawberry Idol karaoke contest, Red-Head Roundup Contest, Berry Beautiful Baby Pageant, and, of course, a strawberry-themed parade on Saturday. Located at the Village Green, between Euclid & Main Street. MORE >>

Festivals StarLight Festival
Sat, May 24, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  This unique celebration of science and astronomy among an atmosphere of music and art has a mission to proliferate an awareness of and a better understanding of science and astronomy through interactive outreach and hands on experiences. MORE >>

Festivals Topanga Days 2014
Sat, May 24, 2014-Mon, May 26, 2014.  Three days of live music, arts and crafts, local vendors, amazing food and beverages, fun family activities, and its eccentric, exciting, community-driven historic parade. MORE >>

Festivals Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
Fri, May 30, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Nestled among rolling hills of vineyards and surrounded by the Shipley Preserve, the Festival grounds offer a weekend in the park with concerts by Justin Moore, 3 Doors Down, Gin Blossoms, Frankie Ballard and more on the Main and Wine Garden Stages, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, food and wine pairings, hot air balloons, fine food and more. MORE >>

Festivals Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  The all day event will feature an expanded slate of new events, including, most notably, a multi-round Tommy Bahama Paddlecross competition where racers sprint out through the surf, around a short quarter to half mile course, and back to the beach. The top half of each heat moves forward in elimination rounds until one racer in each class is champion. On the pier deck, manufacturers will show off the latest in paddleboards and equipment. Historic exhibits will feature antique surfboards, paddleboards, lifeguard equipment and vintage automobiles tied to local beach culture. Paddleboard racing was a popular Santa Monica sport in the 1940s with two paddleboard clubs headquartered on the pier. Hula dancers will perform throughout the day. Live music and an awards ceremony will follow the completion of the races for the top finishers in each of the divisions. MORE >>

Festivals Ojai Music Festival
Thu, Jun 12, 2014-Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  For nearly 70 years, the Ojai Music Festival has been a laboratory for the special chemistry that results from combining insatiable curiosity with unbounded creativity. The formula is simple: Each year a music director is given the freedom and resources to imagine four days of musical brainstorming. Some have approached their task with caution, fearing that Ojai might be like other places. But, of course, it’s not. More often, this unique blend of enchanted setting and an audience voracious in its appetite for challenge and discovery has inspired a distinguished series of conductors, performers, composers to push at boundaries and stretch limits. MORE >>

Festivals Huck Finn Jubilee
Fri, Jun 13, 2014-Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  The west coast's premier Bluegrass Festival is held every Father's Day weekend. MORE >>

Festivals Live Oak Music Festival
Fri, Jun 13, 2014-Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  The festival features an aural collage of live music ranging from traditional, folk, bluegrass and gospel, to blues, jazz, classical and world music. Nestled in the oak trees of the quiet Santa Ynez Valley, Live Oak comes alive as an outdoor music festival showcasing some of the finest musicians from around the world. The camping experience at Live Oak creates a community of several thousand friendly people that are all doing the same thing — relaxing and having fun in the warm sunshine of June. MORE >>

Festivals Chinatown Summer Nights
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this year. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJs. MORE >>

Festivals Pasadena Chalk Festival
Sat, Jun 14, 2014-Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  Over 500 artists come from all across Southern California to spend two days on their hands and knees creating 175 spectacular chalk murals on concrete areas in every style imaginable. Besides being able to watch artists at work, there is live music and entertainment throughout the weekend along with the Pasadena Police Classic Car Show. MORE >>

Festivals BET Experience
Fri, Jun 27, 2014-Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  Three days and nights music and comedy concerts, “106 & PARK” tapings, BET Fan Fest, seminars, GRAMMY® Museum exhibits, a signature food festival, various celebrity meet & greets and other special appearances. Performers include Outkast, Maxwell and Jill Scott with Marsha Ambrosius, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, K. Michele, Ty Dolla $ign, August Alsina, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Jennifer Hudson and Tamar Braxton. MORE >>

Festivals Grand Park's 4th of July Block Party
Fri, Jul 4, 2014.  With downtown's largest fireworks display, festivities will extend from Temple Street to Second Street and from Grand Avenue to Main Street with fireworks visible from all over Downtown Los Angeles. Enjoy live bands, DJs and emerging artists, who will perform on two stages in the park, with a focus on celebrating the soulful sounds of America's musical roots. MORE >>

Festivals Chinatown Summer Nights
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this year. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJs. MORE >>

Festivals Sunland-Tujunga Watermelon Festival
Sat, Jul 19, 2014-Sun, Jul 20, 2014.  Free watermelon to cool down on hot summer days along with a watermelon carving display, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest and the Watermelon festival Queen Coronation. There will also be an international food court, dining tent, bazaar marketplace, beer garden, carnival rides, arcade games, live entertainment and more. MORE >>

Festivals Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
Thu, Jul 31, 2014-Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  Outdoors among the pines and showcasing the best craft breweries in the country and top blues performers—this is Mammoth’s biggest event. MORE >>

Festivals Chinatown Summer Nights
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this year. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJs. MORE >>

Festivals City of Los Angeles Birthday Celebration
Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  232nd Anniversary of the founding of Los Angeles with Los Pobladores historic re-enactments, artisan demonstrations, exhibits, food, entertainment and plenty of birthday cake! MORE >>

Festivals Harvest Festival Art & Craft Show
Fri, Oct 10, 2014-Sun, Oct 12, 2014.  The largest indoor arts & craft show of its kind on the West Coast. MORE >>

Film
Film The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturdays.  When the film first opened, it had a traditional release, playing afternoon and early evening screenings. It bombed. Meat Loaf said he attended an opening week performance with director Jim Sharman in the Midwest where the theater was empty except for them. In the mid-1970s, midnight screenings became popular and word of mouth began to spread that the midnight audience might enjoy this film. It began showing at midnight in a few cities and it became popular, to the point that it has been shown continually in movie theaters since 1975, making it the longest theatrical run in history. MORE >>

Film Student Sunday Night
Sundays.  With a student ID, all shows after 6 PM are only $7, plus you get a discount on popcorn too, at all Laemmle theaters. MORE >>

Film $10 Movie Date Night
Wednesdays.  You and a companion get 2 admissions, 2 popcorns and 2 sodas for only...drum roll please...$10! MORE >>

Film Reel Talk With Stephen Farber
Mondays.  Mon, Mar 24, 2014-Mon, Jun 9, 2014.  See a rich mix of this season's most exciting movies--top offerings from the indie film scene and festival circuit, the best in foreign cinema, even a classy studio film or two. Then meet the filmmakers and stars in revealing discussions after the screenings. Enjoy the extras that make this series the best in town--weekly raffles and possible bonus screenings. MORE >>

Film Alfred Hitchcock Double Feature
Fridays, Saturdays.  Fri, Apr 11, 2014-Fri, May 16, 2014.  Hitchcock first visited Hollywood in the late 1930s, but was turned down by virtually all major motion picture studios because they thought he could not make a Hollywood-style picture. He was finally offered a seven-year directing contract by producer David O. Selznick. His first project was supposed to be a film about the Titanic, but Selznick scrapped the project because he "couldn't find a boat to sink." Selznick assigned Hitch to direct Rebecca (1940) instead, which won the best picture Oscar. MORE >>

Film Beverly Hills Film Festival
Wed, Apr 23, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  The role of BHFF has grown rich over the years, constantly evolving with the evolution of cinema itself: promoting films and artists, welcoming professionals, implementing new sets of dynamics in support of creation...in a word, serving the cinema in all its dimensions. MORE >>

Film Saved!
Wed, Apr 23, 2014-Thu, Apr 24, 2014.  All the prom songs performed by the Christian rock band were actually by The Replacements, a rock band from the 1980s. Incidentally, the high school in Heathers, another teen movie, was named Westerberg High after Paul Westerberg, the lead singer of The Replacements. MORE >>

Film Films at CAAM: More Than a Game
Today.  This documentary tells the story of NBA superstar LeBron James and his four high school classmates nicknamed “The Akron Five.” More Than a Game depicts their dedication, passion, and teamwork that enabled LeBron and his St. Vincent-St. Mary squad champions to go on to win the 2003 State Championship. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024. MORE >>

Film Free Screening of The M Word in Santa Monica
Today.  As he did in "EATING," "GOING SHOPPING," "BABYFEVER" and "IRENE IN TIME," Writer-Director Henry Jaglom gives us a bracingly funny, fearless and fast-paced human comedy about yet another vital issue facing all women at a certain critical turning point in their lives. Set in a struggling Los Angeles television station threatened by economic downturn, possible in-house graft and massive job loss, Tanna Frederick plays Moxie, a children's TV show actress who unexpectedly turns into a Joan of Ark (with the passion of Norma Rae) when she finds herself leading an extraordinary band of rebelling women demanding their rights as they anxiously face uncertain futures after their new boss (Michael Imperioli) and his second-in-command (Robert Hallak) arrive from New York on a devastating cost-cutting mission. All of Moxie's personal and professional assumptions and those of her long-time boyfriend (Corey Feldman) are turned upside-down as her mother (Frances Fisher), her two aunts (Mary Crosby and Eliza Roberts), and her stepfather (Gregory Harrison), join with dozens of her fellow female office workers to illuminate the struggles, challenges and joys of what is still, in some circles, referred to as 'The Change Of Life.' And what role will Moxie’s new boss (Mr. Imperioli) play in this unfolding romantic comedy/drama? MORE >>

Film Newport Beach Film Festival
Today-Thu, May 1, 2014.  Founded in 1999, the Newport Beach Film Festival has evolved into a prestigious multicultural event, attracting over 53,000 attendees to Orange County. Screening over 300 films in 8 days, NBFF prides itself on bringing the best in new, local, international and critically acclaimed cinema to Newport Beach. Since its inception, the Festival has presented many acclaimed films such as the U.S. Premiere of Crash and other notable films including (500) Days of Summer, The Cove, Waitress, Son of Rambow, Paprika, Broken English, American Teen, Fugitive Pieces, Death Note: The Last Name, The King of Kong, Layer Cake, The Illusionist, Art School Confidential, Emmanuel’s Gift, Mad Hot Ballroom, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Spellbound, Castle in the Sky, Born into Brothels, and Pieces of April. Through tributes, special screenings and seminars, the Festival has honored film industry notables, including Aaron Sorkin, Haskell Wexler, Robert Wise, Henry Bumstead, Elmer Bernstein, John Waters, Alan Arkin, Bruce Brown, Richard Sherman, Penelope Spheeris, and McG. MORE >>

Film Lebowski Fest
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Lebowski Fest returns to L.A. with a screening of the film along with guest cast appearances, special guests and live music by the Kyle Gass Band (formerly known as Trainwreck) at The Wiltern on Friday followed by the Bowling Party at Fountain Bowl on Saturday. Special guests and other details to be announced. MORE >>

Film Rock 'n' Roll High School
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  The high-school was portrayed by the non-operational Mount Carmel High School in South Central Los Angeles which had been closed-down since 1976. The building of the school blown-up at the end is the school which was scheduled for demolition. The explosion was five times bigger than it was supposed to be, and since the filming was at 3am, a lot of frightened neighborhood residents charged out of their homes, not knowing what had happened. At Montebello City Park. MORE >>

Film Sean Connery Double Feature
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  With Never Say Never Again and The Rock. MORE >>

Film The Breakfast Club
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  The theme song, "Don't You (Forget About Me)," was a number one hit for Simple Minds, and both Billy Idol and Bryan Ferry turned down offers to record it first (although in 2001, Billy Idol recorded Don't You (Forget About Me) as a bonus track for his Greatest Hits album). The song was also turned down by Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders who then suggested they offer it to the band fronted by her husband at the time, Simple Minds. MORE >>

Film Field of Dreams
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Then unknown, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are among the thousands of extras in the Fenway Park scene, and are uncredited. Over a decade later, when director Phil Alden Robinson welcomed Affleck to the set of The Sum of All Fears (2002), Affleck said, "Nice working with you again." Robinson asked, "What do you mean 'again'?" and Affleck explained the connection. MORE >>

Film Goodfellas
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Martin Scorsese, and won one for Joe Pesci in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category. MORE >>

Film Harold and Maude
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  In all shots of Ruth Gordon driving the hearse, it is being towed because she never learned how to drive a car. MORE >>

Film Jurassic Park Trilogy
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  After Jurassic Park was released to home video, Crichton was pressured from many sources for a sequel novel. Crichton declined all offers until Spielberg himself told him that he would be keen to direct a movie adaptation of the sequel, if one were written. Crichton began work almost immediately. After the novel was published in 1995, The Lost World: Jurassic Park began production in September 1996. Before the production of the second film, Joe Johnston approached Steven Spielberg about directing the project. While Spielberg wanted to direct the first sequel, he agreed that if there was ever a third film, Johnston could direct. MORE >>

Film M*A*S*H
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  The 14-year-old son of Robert Altman, Mike Altman, wrote the lyrics to the theme song "Suicide is Painless". Because of its inclusion in the subsequent TV series, he continued to get residuals throughout its run and syndication. His father was paid $75,000 for directing but his son eventually made over $2,000,000 in song royalties. MORE >>

Film The Room
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  In the tradition of Rocky Horror and Showgirls, this black comedy is becoming an L.A. cult fave. Every fourth Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Film Blackfish
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature's extraordinary nature, the species' cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry.

Panelists TBA. MORE >>

Film Mary Poppins
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  When she was filming The Princess Diaries in 2001, Julie Andrews discovered that her director Garry Marshall was living in the same house that she did when she was making Mary Poppins. Some of The Princess Diaries was shot on exactly the same sound stage as the 1964 musical. MORE >>

Film The Matrix
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  Nicolas Cage turned down the part of Neo because of family commitments. Other actors considered for the role included Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio. Will Smith was also approached to play Neo, but turned down the offer in order to star in Wild Wild West.

At ArcLight Beach Cities and ArcLight Sherman Oaks. MORE >>

Film Heat
Mon, Apr 28, 2014.  The meeting between Robert De Niro and Al Pacino over coffee was shot at Kate Mantilini on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. The restaurant now has "heat" spelled in neon above the door and a large poster of the actors in the now famous scene. Diners may request the very table featured in the scene, table #71, which wait staff are familiar with as "The Table" and are happy to seat De Niro and Pacino fans at their famous meeting place. MORE >>

Film Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Mon, Apr 28, 2014.  Given Arnold Schwarzenegger's $15-million salary and his total of 700 words of dialog, he was paid $21,429 per word. "Hasta la vista, baby" cost $85,716. MORE >>

Film The Big Lebowski
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  The Dude tells Maude he was a roadie for Metallica on their (fictional) "Speed of Sound" tour and refers to the band members as a "bunch of a**holes." Metallica themselves were flattered to be referred to in a Coen Brothers movie, with guitarist Kirk Hammett once noting in an interview that they'd tried to think of a way to incorporate that scene into their live shows. MORE >>

Film Mean Girls
Wed, Apr 30, 2014-Thu, May 1, 2014.  Amy Poehler, who plays Mrs. George, is only seven years older than her on-screen daughter Rachel McAdams (Regina George). MORE >>

Film The M Word
Wed, Apr 30, 2014-Thu, May 8, 2014.  As he did in "EATING," "GOING SHOPPING," "BABYFEVER" and "IRENE IN TIME," Writer-Director Henry Jaglom gives us a bracingly funny, fearless and fast-paced human comedy about yet another vital issue facing all women at a certain critical turning point in their lives. Set in a struggling Los Angeles television station threatened by economic downturn, possible in-house graft and massive job loss, Tanna Frederick plays Moxie, a children's TV show actress who unexpectedly turns into a Joan of Ark (with the passion of Norma Rae) when she finds herself leading an extraordinary band of rebelling women demanding their rights as they anxiously face uncertain futures after their new boss (Michael Imperioli) and his second-in-command (Robert Hallak) arrive from New York on a devastating cost-cutting mission. All of Moxie's personal and professional assumptions and those of her long-time boyfriend (Corey Feldman) are turned upside-down as her mother (Frances Fisher), her two aunts (Mary Crosby and Eliza Roberts), and her stepfather (Gregory Harrison), join with dozens of her fellow female office workers to illuminate the struggles, challenges and joys of what is still, in some circles, referred to as 'The Change Of Life.' And what role will Moxie’s new boss (Mr. Imperioli) play in this unfolding romantic comedy/drama?

Also opens May 2 at Laemmle's Noho 7, Laemmle's Playhouse 7 and Laemmle's Town Center 5. MORE >>

Film Asian Pacific Film Festival
Thu, May 1, 2014-Sun, May 11, 2014.  Since 1983, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival has presented nearly 4,000 films and videos by Asian international and Asian Pacific American artists, and additionally features seminars and panels, in-person guest appearances, and filmmaker awards. The Film Festival continues to be the largest festival of its kind in Southern California and is the premier showcase for the best and brightest of Asian American and Asian international cinema. MORE >>

Film Boogie Nights
Thu, May 1, 2014.  Paul Thomas Anderson used Exhausted: John C. Holmes, the Real Story, a documentary about John Holmes, as a reference for some of the scenes in this film. Many interview scenes, including one where a strung-out Dirk tells the interviewer about how Jack allows him to block and edit his own sex scenes, are exactly identical to the interviews in "Exhausted", especially one where the strung-out John Holmes, for no clear reason, lies about how Bob Chinn allows him to block his own sex scenes. MORE >>

Film Free Popcorn for The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Thu, May 1, 2014.  Wear Spider-Man gear to a Thursday Sneak or midnight showing at any ArcLight location and get a free regular popcorn. MORE >>

Film ~For No Good Reason~
Fri, May 2, 2014-Thu, May 8, 2014.  Ralph Steadman is the last of the original Gonzo visionaries. Made over the course of fifteen years, “For No Good Reason,” explores the connection between life and art through the eyes of seminal British artist, Ralph Steadman. Insightful, humorous, and visually stunning, this is a study in honesty, friendship and the ambition that drives an artist. Ralph’s rise to prominence began in the early 1970’s during the fallout from the love and hope that had swept the western world during the 1960’s. This legendary time for music, literature, art and philosophy was the catalyst, along with his developing relationship with writer Hunter S Thompson, for Ralph to express and chart the wreckage that followed; a large-scale disintegration of a demoralized counter-culture. His art gained recognition in the press and popular-culture publications, both in the U.K. and U.S., for its bold comment on his fiercely heart-felt politics. “For No Good Reason” is riot of stories and images as we take a trip through the wild and dark days of Steadman’s time with ‘Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas’ writer Hunter S. Thompson, the Rumble in the Jungle; gun fights with literary giant William S. Burroughs and his fiercely heart-felt politics. This is an inventive, energetic, occasionally harrowing, but inspiring and uplifting film with contributions from Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant and music from Slash, All American Rejects, Jason Mraz, James Blake, Ed Harcourt and Crystal Castles, all For No Good Reason. MORE >>

Film The Neverending Story
Fri, May 2, 2014.  Was the most expensive film ever produced in Germany at the time it was made. MORE >>

Film The Princess Bride
Fri, May 2, 2014.  In a 2012 interview in New York Magazine, Mandy Patinkin said that his most famous line from The Princess Bride, "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die," gets quoted back to him by at least two or three strangers every day of his life. MORE >>

Film True Romance
Fri, May 2, 2014-Sat, May 3, 2014.  The screenplay of True Romance was originally part of a 500 page screenplay written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary called The Open Road. The other half of it was used for the film Natural Born Killers. In both films, Tom Sizemore plays a cop. MORE >>

Film Airplane!
Sat, May 3, 2014.  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's role was originally supposed to be played by Pete Rose, but he was playing baseball at the time of the filming, so the part went to Kareem. MORE >>

Film Godzilla (1954)
Sat, May 3, 2014.  Al C. Ward, who later wrote the entire 171-episode run of "Medical Center," was given a choice of $2500 up front to write the American scenes for the 1956 American version, Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, or five percent of the profits. Ward, thinking the movie would bomb, second-guessed himself and took the money. He later admitted to telling students of his college movie writing classes that he always regretted the decision. It was estimated he could have raked in $5 million in his lifetime from residuals. MORE >>

Film The Room
Sat, May 3, 2014.  In the tradition of Rocky Horror and Showgirls, this black comedy is becoming an L.A. cult fave. Every first Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Film Dial M for Murder
Sun, May 4, 2014.  Alfred Hitchcock had chosen a very expensive robe for Grace Kelly to wear when she answered the phone. The actress balked and said that no woman would put a robe on to answer the phone when she was sleeping alone but would answer it in her slip. Hitchcock agreed to do it her way and liked the way the rushes turned out. The director agreed to allow the actress to make all costume decisions for herself in their subsequent films together. MORE >>

Film Searching for Sugar Man
Sun, May 4, 2014.  Two South African music lovers embark on a mission to uncover the fate of an obscure, 1970s-era U.S. rocker whose debut album became a surprise hit in their home country, and uncover a shocking secret along the way. Sixto Diaz Rodriguez had the kind of musical career that every aspiring rock star fears -- lauded by critics but ignored by the public, he released two albums before unceremoniously disappearing from the spotlight. But while sales of Rodriguez's debut CD "Cold Fact" fell flat in the U.S., overseas in Australia and South Africa, the fans couldn't get enough. In apartheid-torn South Africa in particular, "Cold Fact" became something of an anti-establishment classic, eventually going platinum. Later, rumors began to swirl that Rodriguez had suffered a horrible death. When Rodriguez's second album "Coming From Reality" makes its belated debut in South Africa, a pair of devoted fans take it upon themselves to uncover the facts surrounding the mysterious musician, and get the surprise of a lifetime while attempting to track the profits from his record sales. MORE >>

Film Blue is the Warmest Color
Mon, May 5, 2014-Thu, May 8, 2014.  The sensation of the Cannes Film Festival and the most controversial film of the year, Blue is the Warmest Color made cinema history as the first film ever awarded the Palme d’Or to both its director and its actresses. In a star-making role, Adèle Exarchopoulos is Adèle, a passionate young woman who has a yearning she doesn’t quite understand until a chance encounter with the blue-haired Emma ignites a flame and brings her to life. Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) gives a fearless performance as Emma, the older woman who excites Adèle’s desire and becomes the love of her life. Abdellatif Kechiche’s (The Secret of the Grain) intimate epic of tenderness and passion charts their relationship over the course of several years, from the ecstasy of a first kiss to the agony of heartbreak. Pulsing with gestures, embraces, furtive exchanges, and arias of joy and devastation, Blue is the Warmest Color is a profoundly moving hymn to both love and life. MORE >>

Film Stripes
Mon, May 5, 2014.  Basic training in Stripes takes place at the fictional "Fort Arnold" which was actually a fort in the 18th century. It was named for General Benedict Arnold. After General Arnold was branded a traitor, "Fort Arnold" was renamed "West Point." MORE >>

Film The Crow
Mon, May 5, 2014.  Paramount Pictures initially developed and financed this film, but after Brandon Lee's tragic death (which caused production to shut down with an incomplete film), they wrote the project off. Entertainment Media Investment Corporation was created for the purpose of buying the film and completing it, using then ground-breaking CGI special effects and body doubles for Brandon Lee's scenes. MORE >>

Film Wayne's World
Mon, May 5, 2014.  In the early '70s, some British music shops banned or fined patrons for playing "Stairway to Heaven" because it was played so often. Hence the sign: "No 'Stairway to Heaven'" when Wayne plays the guitar in the store. MORE >>

Film Clueless
Tue, May 6, 2014.  The films that Christian watches on video with Cher - Some Like It Hot and Spartacus - provide clues to his sexual orientation. The first movie deals with cross-dressing men. The second includes the famous scene where a Roman master (Laurence Olivier) tries to seduce his male servant (Tony Curtis). The book Christian is reading during class, Junky, by William S. Burroughs, is another clue and indication of his sexual orientation - as the author, Burroughs had strong homosexual desires. MORE >>

Film Con Air
Tue, May 6, 2014.  The Las Vegas scenes were filmed at the legendary Sands Hotel immediately prior to its demolition in late 1996. When the production team heard about the city's intentions to raze the historic landmark, they immediately scheduled a multiple camera setup to take advantage of the rare event, which is what you actually see in the movie. MORE >>

Film The Exorcist
Tue, May 6, 2014.  It was the first horror film to be nominated for Best Picture and was named the scariest film of all time by Entertainment Weekly and Movies.com. MORE >>

Film Twister
Tue, May 6, 2014.  The project was a co-production between Universal and Warner Bros. That is why the drive-in marquee shows Psycho (1960), a Universal release, and The Shining (1980), a Warner Bros. release. MORE >>

Film Hola Mexico Film Festival
Fri, May 9, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  This year the festival will showcase 13 feature films and four documentaries by Mexican directors and film production companies. The Hola Mexico Film Fest films will screen at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live and all special events will take place at LA Plaza de Cultura y Arte. New this year, a free Mother's Day Event will take place at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes on Saturday, May 10th, offering food vendors, music by Ceci Bastida & Vanessa Zamora, and an evening outdoor screening of ¿Que Le Dijiste a Dios? (What did you ask God?), a wildly entertaining musical featuring the songs of Mexico's finest singer/songwriter and six-time Grammy nominee, Juan Gabriel. MORE >>

Film The Double
Fri, May 9, 2014-Thu, May 15, 2014.  Simon (Jesse Eisenberg) is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James (also Jesse Eisenberg), serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life. MORE >>

Film (500) Days of Summer
Sat, May 10, 2014.  The studio never intended to include the documentary about love in the film, even going so far as to tell Marc Webb not to film it. The audience reaction during the first test screening convinced them otherwise.

At Santa Monica High School. MORE >>

Film Batman / Batman Returns
Sat, May 10, 2014.  The films' producer Michael Uslan will also be on hand to sign copies of his book, "The Boy Who Loved Batman: A Memoir." MORE >>

Film Citizen Kane
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Despite all the publicity, the film was a box office flop and was quickly consigned to the RKO vaults. At 1941's Academy Awards, the film was booed every time one of its nine nominations was announced. It was only re-released for the public in the mid-1950s. Since then, of course, it has become regarded as one of the consensus best movies of all time. MORE >>

Film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Sat, May 10, 2014.  During the filming of the sleeping bag scene, director Alfonso Cuarón and Alan Rickman played a practical joke on Daniel Radcliffe by hiding a remote-control-operated Whoopee Cushion in his sleeping bag. According to Cuarón, Daniel tried really hard to stay in character while everyone else was laughing. MORE >>

Film The Discovery Channel's Head Games: Seeing Is Believing
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Do we see the world as it really is? Each second, we are flooded by colors, sounds, and feelings. Our brains are designed to filter out junk, but that filter may leave us blindsided by our brains. They will use The Discovery Channel's Head Games: Seeing Is Believing episode to guide us as we learn how and why our grasp on the world is not as sound as we may think. This stunning high-definition movie will serve as the springboard for a lively discussion about the science behind the beauty and wonder of nature. MORE >>

Film The Sound of Music
Sun, May 11, 2014.  Among kids who auditioned to play one of the Von Trapp children were Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Veronica Cartwright and the four oldest Osmond Brothers (Alan, Jay, Merrill and Wayne). MORE >>

Film The Wizard of Oz
Sun, May 11, 2014.  Margaret Hamilton, a life-long fan of the Oz books, was ecstatic when she learned the producers were considering her for a part in the film. When she phoned her agent to find out what role she was up for, her agent simply replied, "The witch, who else?" Many of her scenes, though, were either trimmed or deleted entirely, as her performance was thought too frightening for audiences. MORE >>

Film Leon: The Professional
Mon, May 12, 2014.  Natalie Portman was originally turned down for the role for being too young, but she returned to the auditions and performed the scene where Mathilda laments the loss of her brother. Luc Besson was so impressed with the depth of emotion she summoned during the audition that he gave her the role. MORE >>

Film The Birds
Thu, May 15, 2014.  When the film was aired on NBC in 1968, it became the highest rated film shown on television up to that time. The record held until Love Story overtook it in 1972. MORE >>

Film Logan's Run
Fri, May 16, 2014-Sat, May 17, 2014.  The movie features dialogue relating to "Termination" like "You are terminated" making this sci-fi film a precursor to the later Terminator film franchise which popularized the "Terminate" phraseology. MORE >>

Film Pineapple Express
Fri, May 16, 2014.  When Dale (Seth Rogen) asks, "Where should we go?" Saul (James Franco) answers, "I dunno, hotel, motel, Holiday Inn?" These words are part of "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang. MORE >>

Film School Daze
Fri, May 16, 2014.  Spike Lee was kicked off the campuses of Morehouse, Spelman, and Clark Atlanta University during filming because the colleges' Boards of Directors had concerns on how black colleges were being portrayed in the film. Lee had to finish filming at the neighboring Morris Brown College. MORE >>

Film A Streetcar Named Desire
Sat, May 17, 2014.  The classic holds the distinction of garnering Academy Award wins for actors in three out of the four acting categories. Oscars were won by Vivien Leigh (Best Actress), Karl Malden (Best Supporting Actor) and Kim Hunter (Best Supporting Actress). Marlon Brando was nominated for his performance as Stanley Kowalski for Best Actor. The film is also noteworthy for being the first film to honor actors in both the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories. MORE >>

Film Children of Men
Sat, May 17, 2014.  Not only was it nominated for 3 Oscars, but a week after Entertainment Weekly published its 10 Best Movies of the year list, they offered a correction adding that Children of Men was wrongly left off the list the week before. MORE >>

Film Office Space
Sat, May 17, 2014.  The iconic red stapler coveted by Milton was created for the film by the prop department. They needed a bright enough color to be seen on film and chose red. After the film was released, Swingline began to receive requests from customers for red staplers. Having stopped offering red a number of years before, they made the decision to start offering the color once more.

At Santa Monica High School. MORE >>

Film Roxanne
Sat, May 17, 2014.  At one point in the film a character is talking to Chris about Roxanne's surname being odd and says "It's Kazanski or something like that". Iceman Kazanski was Val Kilmer's character in Top Gun (1986) which also starred Rick Rossovich. MORE >>

Film Slavery by Another Name
Sat, May 17, 2014.  A slave owner vanishes, leaving his family, neighbors, and slaves struggling with their perceptions of his disappearance. This eye-opening documentary challenges the common perception that slavery disappeared with the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War. MORE >>

Film Brazil
Sun, May 18, 2014.  Terry Gilliam was asked to do a film class at USC during his battle with the studio over this film. Terry agreed, and took advantage of the situation by preparing to bring an "audio visual aid", which was his cut of the film, which would have been allowed. Unfortunately, two days before the event, students advertised a free screening of the film. When he arrived it was announced that Universal would not allow him to show the film. During his speech to the class, he was interrupted by studio executives' phone calls. They eventually allowed him to show a clip of the film. He showed the entire film, and repeated the screenings for over two weeks. It was during one of these screenings that Los Angeles film critics saw the film, and awarded it the Best Picture of the Year award, which was responsible for getting the film released the way Gilliam wanted it. MORE >>

Film Bad Boys
Mon, May 19, 2014.  The original title for this movie was Bulletproof Hearts, and was written for Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz because they were very popular based on their Saturday Night Live work. But producer Don Simpson arranged a trip for himself and the actors to Las Vegas to celebrate their upcoming work, and Carvey was so horrified by the notoriously wild Simpson that he withdrew from the project altogether, sending the film into turnaround. MORE >>

Film Face/Off
Mon, May 19, 2014.  John Woo considered casting Jean-Claude Van Damme in one of the lead roles while Mark Wahlberg turned down the role of Pollux Troy. Originally Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone were in mind to play the lead roles, but when John Woo was brought in to direct, he decided that John Travolta and Nicolas Cage would be more suited to the roles. MORE >>

Film Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Mon, May 19, 2014.  The movie She's Having a Baby (1988) is also on TV in the motel scene, even though the film hadn't been released yet. Both that movie and Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) feature Kevin Bacon and John Candy in them. Plus, at the beginning of the movie, Neal Page (Steve Martin) races a character played by Kevin Bacon for a taxi. Later, Neal phones his wife to tell her that he has been delayed (again), in the background, you can hear the fight from She's Having a Baby (also directed by John Hughes) between Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern, when she screams that she doesn't like his friend's girlfriend. MORE >>

Film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Mon, May 19, 2014.  According to director Stephan Elliott, he took the three leads out in drag prior to the beginning of filming. None of them were recognized: Guy Pearce took the opportunity to be outrageously rude, Terence Stamp eventually forgot he was in drag and started hitting on girls, and Hugo Weaving got super-drunk and lay under a table for hours, tapping his finger in time to the music. This last detail was incorporated into the film in the hotel room scene. MORE >>

Film Tropic Thunder
Mon, May 19, 2014.  According to Robert Downey Jr., his character, Kirk Lazarus, is based on a combination of Russell Crowe, Daniel Day-Lewis and Colin Farrell. MORE >>

Film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Tue, May 20, 2014.  Robert Wagner's role in this series is fitting, as he has a connection to two Bond girls. Lana Wood, the sister of his first wife Natalie Wood, appeared in Diamonds Are Forever, along with his present wife, Jill St. John. MORE >>

Film GoldenEye
Tue, May 20, 2014.  GoldenEye was the first completely original James Bond film, without reference to any Ian Fleming novel or short story and it was the first of the James Bond films ever to be released on DVD. MORE >>

Film Total Recall (1990)
Tue, May 20, 2014.  Arnold Schwarzenegger was so impressed by how much dedication Sharon Stone had in training for her character role that he even referred to her as the "Female Terminator." She was inducted into the Stunt Woman Association as an honorary member. MORE >>

Film Pan’s Labyrinth
Fri, May 23, 2014.  Stephen King attended a screening of the film and sat next to Guillermo del Toro. According to Del Toro, King squirmed when the Pale Man chased Ofelia. Del Toro compared the experience of seeing King's reaction to winning an Oscar. Meanwhile, Björk was so affected by this film that after seeing it, she went home and wrote the song "Pneumonia." MORE >>

Film She's All That
Fri, May 23, 2014.  Filmed at the same high school (Torrance High School) as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sarah Michelle Gellar, who plays Buffy in the series and who co-starred with Freddie Prinze Jr. in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), has a small, non-speaking cameo. Torrance High School was also used in Not Another Teen Movie (2001) that parodied this movie, in some cases, line by line. MORE >>

Film Dazed and Confused
Sat, May 24, 2014.  Unlike in most movies, the beer drunk by most of the cast (excluding minors) was actually real beer. MORE >>

Film Lawrence of Arabia
Sat, May 24, 2014.  The winner of seven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture of 1962, the film has been honored as the No. 7 film on the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the "100 Greatest Movies of All Time." MORE >>

Film Say Anything
Sat, May 24, 2014.  In the famous scene when Lloyd holds up the radio, it is actually playing a song by the group Fishbone. "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel was added post-production. MORE >>

Film The Big Lebowski
Sat, May 24, 2014.  Before filming a scene, Jeff Bridges would frequently ask the Coen Brothers, "Did the Dude burn one on the way over?" If they said he had, he would rub his knuckles in his eyes before doing a take. MORE >>

Film The Room
Sat, May 24, 2014.  In the tradition of Rocky Horror and Showgirls, this black comedy is becoming an L.A. cult fave. Every fourth Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Film Vertigo
Sat, May 24, 2014.  It replaced Citizen Kane as the best film of all time in the 2012 Sight & Sound critics' poll and has appeared repeatedly in best film polls by the American Film Institute. MORE >>

Film Barry Lyndon
Sun, May 25, 2014.  Warner Bros. would only finance the film on the condition that Stanley Kubrick cast a Top 10 Box Office Star (from the annual Quigley Poll of Top Money-Making Stars) in the lead. Ryan O'Neal was the #2 Box Office Star of 1973, topped only by Clint Eastwood. Ironically, this was his only time in the top 10, as exhibitors - who voted the list - attributed the success of Love Story (1970) (one of the top grossers at the time) to O'Neal's co-star Ali MacGraw, and named her to the list in 1971. The other top 10 stars were 3. Steve McQueen, 4. Burt Reynolds, 5. Robert Redford, 6. Barbra Streisand, 7. Paul Newman, 8. Charles Bronson, 9. John Wayne, and 10. Marlon Brando. Thus, the only actors Kubrick could cast in the role and receive Warners' financial backing for his decidedly noncommercial project were O'Neal and Redford. The other Top 10 stars were too old or inappropriate for the role (particularly in the case of #6, who would not assay a "male" role until Yentl in 1983). Kubrick apparently offered the part to Redford first, but he turned it down, and thus O'Neal was cast. MORE >>

Film Indiana Jones Double Feature
Sun, May 25, 2014-Tue, May 27, 2014.  With Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. MORE >>

Film West Side Story
Sun, May 25, 2014.  Was the first film to win a Best Director Oscar for two directors (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins). This would not happen again until 46 years later, when Joel Coen and Ethan Coen shared the award for No Country for Old Men. MORE >>

Film Desperado
Tue, May 27, 2014.  The scenes with Steve Buscemi and Cheech Marin had to be shot quickly because they could only afford Buscemi for seven days and Cheech for six. MORE >>

Film The Wedding Singer
Tue, May 27, 2014.  Robbie tells Linda at one point to "Get out of my Van Halen t-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up." David Lee Roth did leave Van Halen in 1985 (the year in which the movie is set). MORE >>

Film Run Lola Run
Wed, May 28, 2014.  During shooting, Franka Potente could not wash her hair for seven weeks because the red hair color was very sensitive to water and would have got lighter with every washing. MORE >>

Film Air Force One
Thu, May 29, 2014.  The lead role was written for Kevin Costner, but he was heavily committed to The Postman (1997), and suggested Harrison Ford for the part. According to the DVD commentary, if Harrison Ford did not want to play the lead role then Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Quaid, Tom Hanks, John Malkovich and Tommy Lee Jones would've have been considered. MORE >>

Film Happy Gilmore
Thu, May 29, 2014.  Happy Gilmore was the very first winner of the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight. Incidentally, Bob Barker genuinely would have won the fight with Happy. He studied Tang Soo Do Karate for decades under Chuck Norris and his brother Aaron. MORE >>

Film Sleepaway Camp
Fri, May 30, 2014.  Rescue workers seen carrying away an injured cook in the movie were actual paramedics from the local town. Their jackets proudly display what squad they belong to. MORE >>

Film We Are The Best!
Fri, May 30, 2014-Thu, Jun 5, 2014.  From Swedish master Lukas Moodysson, We are the Best! revolves around three girls in 1980’s Stockholm who decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Based on a graphic novel, We are the Best! is a paean to DIY culture and the power of rebellion. MORE >>

Film A League of Their Own
Sat, May 31, 2014.  The film portrays the league as initially unpopular and unprofitable, until demeaning gimmicks are used to attract male audiences. In reality, the league was popular and profitable from the start, largely because it played in towns in the upper Midwest that had no way of watching a live baseball game. Eventually, the league grew into a ten-team two-division league. The advent of televised baseball games in the early fifties, however, would lead to the demise in the popularity of the league. MORE >>

Film Belle de Jour
Sat, May 31, 2014.  In 1995, Catherine Deneuve was ranked #38 by Empire magazine on its list of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history. MORE >>

Film Goodfellas
Sat, May 31, 2014.  The "You think I'm funny?" scene was based on a story that Joe Pesci acted out for Martin Scorsese. While working in a restaurant as a young man, Pesci once told a mobster that he was funny and the mobster became very angry. Scorsese allowed Pesci and Ray Liotta to improvise the scene. He did not tell the other actors in the scene what would happen because he wanted their genuine surprised reactions. MORE >>

Film Napoleon Dynamite
Sat, May 31, 2014.  Fun fact: Both Jon Heder (Napoleon) and Efren Ramirez (Pedro), who play the lead characters in the movie, have an identical twin in real life.

At Paul Revere Middle School. MORE >>

Film Sleepaway Camp Blu-ray/DVD Signing
Sat, May 31, 2014.  Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten and others TBA will be signing the DVD/Blu-ray of the slasher classic. MORE >>

Film The Player
Sat, May 31, 2014.  The film has more Oscar-winning actors in the cast (12) than any other movie in history: Cher, James Coburn, Louise Fletcher, Whoopi Goldberg, Joel Grey, Anjelica Huston, Jack Lemmon, Marlee Matlin, Tim Robbins, Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Rod Steiger; 13 if you count Oscar-winning producer-director Sydney Pollack who also makes a cameo appearance. MORE >>

Film Greek Film Festival
Wed, Jun 4, 2014-Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  The annual festival showcases cinema from Greece and filmmakers of Greek descent worldwide. The festival offers a diverse program of feature, short and documentary films and industry panels culminating with the festival's red carpet Orpheus Awards. MORE >>

Film Be Kind, Rewind
Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  The reason for Jack Black's version of the Ghostbusters theme song was simply because the legal department didn't have the rights to Ray Parker Jr.'s song yet. MORE >>

Film On the Waterfront
Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  Grace Kelly turned down the role of Edie Doyle, deciding to make Rear Window (1954) instead. The role ended up going to Eva Marie Saint. Not only was that her debut role, she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. MORE >>

Film Rocky Horror Picture Show
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Did you know that Mick Jagger wanted to play Dr. Frank N. Furter in the film version? MORE >>

Film Rushmore
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  When Bill Murray first read the script, he thought it was so fantastic that he said he wanted to do it so badly he would do it for free. MORE >>

Film Short Cuts
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  The notorious bottom nude scene ultimately played by Julianne Moore deterred a lot of other actresses, including Madeleine Stowe, who switched roles in the film. Ironically, Stowe's new part required nudity too, though it was topless, rather than bottomless. MORE >>

Film The Room
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  In the tradition of Rocky Horror and Showgirls, this black comedy is becoming an L.A. cult fave. Every first Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Film Los Angeles Film Festival
Wed, Jun 11, 2014-Thu, Jun 19, 2014.  The LA Film Festival screens nearly 200 features, music videos, and shorts representing over 40 countries and provides the movie-loving public with access to the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around ...the world. Widely recognized as a world-class event, the Festival showcases the best in new American and international cinema and will feature 35 World, North American, and U.S. premieres. From outdoor screenings and star-studded galas, to one-of-a-kind panels and signature events, the Los Angeles Film Festival truly has something for everyone. MORE >>

Film Friday the 13th Mini-Marathon
Fri, Jun 13, 2014.  With Part VI: Jason Lives (director Tom McLoughlin in person!), Part V: A New Beginning and Part IV: The Final Chapter. MORE >>

Film Bring It On
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union were both cheerleaders in school. MORE >>

Film Pulp Fiction
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Daniel Day-Lewis (who incidentally shares a birthday with Uma Thurman) wanted the role of Vincent Vega, but Quentin Tarantino turned him down in favor of John Travolta. MORE >>

Film Pulp Fiction
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Pam Grier had tested for the part in Pulp Fiction that eventually went to Rosanna Arquette. Quentin Tarantino didn't forget her however, crafting the part of Jackie Brown specifically for the actress. In the novel, Jackie Brown (originally Jackie Burke) is white. Tarantino changed her race solely for the purpose of getting to work with Grier. MORE >>

Film Seagalogy: A Steven Seagal Movie Marathon
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  With Hard To Kill, Out For Justice, On Deadly Ground and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. MORE >>

Film Sixteen Candles
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Jim Carrey auditioned for the role of Ted "The Geek" (Anthony Michael Hall) while Molly Ringwald almost lost the part of Samantha to Ally Sheedy, her future co-star in The Breakfast Club.

At Paul Revere Middle School. MORE >>

Film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Of all the films made about Jesse James, his descendants have claimed that this is the most accurate. They were especially enthusiastic supporters of Brad Pitt's and Casey Affleck's performances. MORE >>

Film West Side Story
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Since Hollywood was accustomed to dubbing the singing voices of many stars, dozens of non-singing actors and actresses were tested or considered for the leading roles. Among them: Suzanne Pleshette, Jill St. John, Audrey Hepburn, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Elizabeth Ashley, Anthony Perkins, Warren Beatty, Bobby Darin, Burt Reynolds, Richard Chamberlain, Troy Donahue and Gary Lockwood. MORE >>

Film Fight Club
Mon, Jun 16, 2014.  Three detectives in the film are named Detective Andrew, Detective Kevin, and Detective Walker. Andrew Kevin Walker was the writer of the David Fincher film Se7en (also starring Brad Pitt), and did some uncredited work on this movie's script. MORE >>

Film Pump Up the Volume
Fri, Jun 20, 2014.  Director Allan Moyle will be there in person. MORE >>

Film Back to the Future
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  Michael J. Fox was allowed by the producer of Family Ties to film this movie on the condition that he kept his full schedule on the TV show - meaning no write-outs or missing episodes - and filmed most of the movie at night. He was not allowed to go on Back to the Future promotional tours. MORE >>

Film Dirty Dancing
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  While the exteriors and cabin scenes were filmed at Mountain Lake in Virginia, the lake scene was filmed at Lake Lure in North Carolina in October. There are no close-ups because the actors were so cold that their lips were blue. MORE >>

Film Mean Girls
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  Initially, Lindsay Lohan was cast as Regina, but decided to play the "nice girl" so the public wouldn't base her real personality on Regina's. Rachel McAdams was chosen to play the "mean girl" because "only nice girls can play mean girls" according to the producer. MORE >>

Film Monsters University
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  John Ratzenberger makes his traditional Pixar film appearance, reprising his role as Yeti (a.k.a. The Abonimable Snowman) from Monsters, Inc. Yeti's job in the Monsters, Inc. mailroom is a nod to John's famous role as postman Cliff Clavin in Cheers. Yeti warns Mike and Sully that tampering with the mail is punishable by exile to the human world, foreshadowing his exile in Monsters, Inc. MORE >>

Film When Harry Met Sally
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  Harry is shown reading Stephen King's Misery, which was the next movie directed by Rob Reiner.

At Santa Monica High School. MORE >>

Film Do the Right Thing
Fri, Jun 27, 2014.  Both Martin Lawrence and Rosie Perez made their feature film debuts in this movie. MORE >>

Film Citizen Kane
Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  Despite all the publicity, the film was a box office flop and was quickly consigned to the RKO vaults. At 1941's Academy Awards the film was booed every time one of its nine nominations was announced. It was only re-released for the public in the mid-1950s. Of course, it is now considered one of the consensus best movies of all time, topping many "Best Of" lists including AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies. MORE >>

Film Pitch Perfect
Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  The role of Gail was originally written for Kristen Wiig but she declined due to scheduling conflicts. Elizabeth Banks, one of the film's producers, eventually took the role.

At Paul Revere Middle School. MORE >>

Film Pitch Perfect
Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  Brittany Snow said that Rebel Wilson improvised most of her lines and would go on 20 minute tangents that would have the whole cast and crew in stitches. MORE >>

Film The Room
Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  In the tradition of Rocky Horror and Showgirls, this black comedy is becoming an L.A. cult fave. Every fourth Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Film Gravity
Tue, Jul 1, 2014.  Alfonso Cuaron had one of the best quotes of the 2014 Golden Globes when he accepted his award for Best Director. "Sandra, you are the most amazing collaborator. I want to thank you for not quitting when you thought that I had told you, 'Sandra, I am going to give you herpes,' when I really meant to say, 'Sandra, I'm going to give you an ear-piece'." MORE >>

Film Coming to America
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  When King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones) meets Lisa's father in the restaurant, he warns him to keep his presence secret from Akeem. As King Joffer leaves the restaurant, he says, "Do not alert him to my presence. I'll deal with him myself," similar to lines Jones delivered as Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. At Santa Monica High School. MORE >>

Film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  Steven Spielberg worked simultaneously on both this film and Poltergeist in 1982 (which was directed by Tobe Hooper but produced by Spielberg), and both were made to complement each other. "E.T." represented suburban dreams, and "Poltergeist" represented suburban nightmares. MORE >>

Film Fight Club
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  In the short scene when Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are drunk and hitting golf balls, they really are drunk, and the golf balls are sailing directly into the side of the catering truck. MORE >>

Film Jaws
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  In the actual Jersey Beach shark attacks of 1916 (which Hooper mentions in the film), the sequence of attacks is similar to that of the film: a swimmer in the surf; a dog; a boy; and the leg of a man in a tidal slough. MORE >>

Film Old Pasadena Film Festival
Fridays, Saturdays.  Sat, Jul 5, 2014-Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  A four-week, free movie series showcasing a variety of audience-pleasing movie titles and genres throughout Old Pasadena. With twenty screenings, the Old Pasadena Film Festival is the largest open-air film festival in California. MORE >>

Film Downtown Film Festival
Wed, Jul 9, 2014-Sat, Jul 19, 2014.  Screenings, events, exhibitions and workshops in venues throughout Downtown. MORE >>

Film Bridesmaids
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  Before he came to Hollywood, Jon Hamm, who plays Ted, was a high school drama teacher at the John Burroughs School in Ladue, Missouri; one of his acting students was Ellie Kemper, who plays Becca. MORE >>

Film Mary Poppins
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  Julie Andrews initially hesitated in taking on the part of Mary Poppins as she was hoping that Jack L. Warner would ask her to star as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (1964). That call never came, prompting Andrews to cheekily thank Warner in her Golden Globe acceptance speech. MORE >>

Film Monsters University
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  The Monsters University campus is based largely on the University of California at Berkeley campus, which is very close to Pixar's headquarters in Emeryville, CA. The Monsters University gate is based on UC Berkeley's famous Sather Gate, and the clock tower in the film is based on Berkeley's Campanille clock tower. MORE >>

Film National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  In the scene when the police storm into the Griswolds' house, the song "Here Comes Santa Claus" sung by Gene Autry is used for the background music. Randy Quaid (cousin Eddie) is the third cousin of Gene Autry.

At Santa Monica High School. MORE >>

Film The Dark Knight
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  Despite endless speculation on which actor had been chosen to portray The Joker, Heath Ledger had always been among Christopher Nolan's foremost choices for the role. Ledger & Nolan had met during the Batman Begins (2005) casting process for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, but both the director and the actor agreed Ledger was wrong for the part. When casting the part of the Joker, Nolan met with several other actors before Ledger but found them reluctant to take the role because of the popularity of Jack Nicholson's performance in the original Batman (1989). Upon meeting with Ledger again, Nolan recognized him as the perfect choice for the part. When asked the reason for this unexpected casting, Nolan simply replied, "Because he's fearless." MORE >>

Film The Grapes of Wrath
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  Prior to filming, producer Darryl F. Zanuck sent undercover investigators out to the migrant camps to see if John Steinbeck had been exaggerating about the squalor and unfair treatment meted out there. He was horrified to discover that, if anything, Steinbeck had actually downplayed what went on in the camps. MORE >>

Film Caddyshack
Tue, Jul 15, 2014.  After filming wrapped each day, most of the cast and crew spent the nights partying, which eventually took its toll before the end of filming as cast and crew began to show up late for morning calls, holding up filming for hours at a time. MORE >>

Film American Psycho
Sat, Jul 19, 2014.  The single biggest cost on the film was purchasing the rights to the various songs used throughout. MORE >>

Film Labyrinth
Sat, Jul 19, 2014.  With the exception of David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, most of the significant characters in the film are played by puppets produced by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. MORE >>

Film Pretty in Pink & Weird Science
Sat, Jul 19, 2014.  Pretty in Pink was filmed in the same L.A. high school where parts of Grease (1978) was filmed. MORE >>

Film Saving Mr. Banks
Sat, Jul 19, 2014.  P.L. Travers never did approve of casting Dick Van Dyke as Bert in the pre-production stages of Mary Poppins (1964). Although he claimed that it was the best film he was in, Van Dyke felt that he was miscast to play Bert and said that either Jim Dale or Ron Moody should have been cast to play Bert. Travers suggested actors like Richard Burton, Alec Guinness, Richard Harris, Rex Harrison, Ron Moody, Laurence Olivier, Peter O'Toole, and Peter Sellers for the role, in keeping with the British nature of her books. Even Travers and Walt Disney both favored Stanley Holloway for Bert, but Halloway had to turn down the role due to his obligation on reprising his stage role of Alfred P. Dolittle for the film version of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady (1964), which became the chief box office competitor to "Mary Poppins" in 1964. MORE >>

Film Sunset Blvd.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014.  The "Desmond mansion" was located not on Sunset Blvd., but on Wilshire at S. Irving Blvd. Its second owner was Jean Paul Getty, who purchased it for his second wife. Mrs. Getty divorced her millionaire husband and received custody of the house; it was she who rented it to Paramount for the filming. The mansion was torn down in 1957, and an office building now stands on the spot. MORE >>

Film The Shining
Mon, Jul 21, 2014.  The Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood in Oregon was used for the front exterior, but all the interiors as well as the back of the hotel were specially built at Elstree Studios in London, England. The management of the Timberline requested that Stanley Kubrick not use 217 for a room number (as specified in the book), fearing that nobody would want to stay in that room ever again. Kubrick changed the script to use the nonexistent room number 237. MORE >>

Film Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Tue, Jul 22, 2014.  The Drive-in sequence was filmed at the Studio Drive In, formerly located in Culver City CA. The Studio was built in the 1930s, and was the first Drive-in Theatre constructed in California. It served as a set for several films, including Grease (1978). It was closed in 1993 and demolished in 1998. No trace of this Drive-in remains. MORE >>

Film Despicable Me 2
Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  At Gru and Lucy's wedding, four minions wearing white suits sing "I Swear" by All-4-One. The band wore white suits in their music video. MORE >>

Film Super Troopers
Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  In the scene where the troopers are smoking marijuana while watching the Johnny Chimpo cartoon, the redness of their eyes was achieved by the makeup artist blowing menthol in their faces.

At Santa Monica High School. MORE >>

Film The Wolf of Wall Street
Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  The actors snorted crushed B vitamins for scenes involving cocaine. MORE >>

Film Sixteen Candles
Tue, Jul 29, 2014.  Samantha says that Caroline 'must have flunked nine grades' because of her mature figure for a high school student. In actuality, Haviland Morris (Caroline) was 25 years old during filming. Michael Schoeffling (Jake Ryan) was 24 while Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall were actually 16 years old upon the film's release. MORE >>

Film 9 to 5
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston both turned down the role of Russell Tinsworthy which went to Sterling Hayden. MORE >>

Film Blazing Saddles
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  The world premiere was at the (now gone) Pickwick Drive-In Theater in Burbank. The guests rode horses into the drive-in for the premiere. The Pickwick was also used in Grease as a filming location. MORE >>

Film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  Has the distinction of being the only non-James Bond film produced by Albert R. Broccoli after the Bond series began. This is because the novel on which the movie is based was written by Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond. MORE >>

Film Dazed and Confused
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  Matthew McConaughey states that the line "alright, alright, alright!" in the scene at the Top Notch drive-in was his first line ever spoken on camera in the first scene of his entire film career. The infectious line was hence repeated during production by the entire crew and has been one of McConaughey's trademark slogans, even using it during his Academy Award acceptance speech for best actor. He says that he ad-libbed the line, and lifted it from Jim Morrison, who exclaimed it during a performance on the album The Doors Live after the song "Roadhouse Blues." MORE >>

Film The Goonies
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  According to Sean Astin, he was allowed to keep the treasure map used in the film. Several years later, his mother discovered it, thought it was just a crinkled piece of paper, and threw it in the trash. MORE >>

Film The Wizard of Oz
Tue, Aug 5, 2014.  Although it received largely positive reviews, it was initially a box office failure. The film was MGM's most expensive production up to that time, but its initial release failed to recoup the studio's investment. Subsequent re-releases made up for that, however. It was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It lost that award to Gone with the Wind, but won two others, including Best Original Song for "Over the Rainbow." MORE >>

Film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  The island on which the town of Swallow Falls (later Chewandswallow) is located corresponds to the real-life geographic location of Bermuda. This is implied at the beginning when the island is said to be under the first "A" in Atlantic, as Bermuda is the only island in the West Atlantic north of the tropics. It is later confirmed on a weather map towards the climax of the movie, when the weather storm is clearly seen to originate several hundred miles of the coast of the Carolinas. MORE >>

Film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  In the Las Vegas bar scene where Austin flashes the peace sign and is laughed at, Mike Myers originally wanted Austin to be drinking a Zima to show Powers desperately trying to be cool and failing (in the movie he's drinking a Tab cola). Coors (owners of Zima) were keen on the idea until they realized they were being mocked, and quickly pulled out.

At Paul Revere Middle School. MORE >>

Film Ghostbusters
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  The original premise of Ghostbusters had three main characters: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. They fought ghosts in S.W.A.T. like suits using wands instead of guns. The ghost named Slimer was known as 'Onionhead', and at the end of the movie the Ghostbusters franchise was all over the United States. John Candy also was slated to play Louis. However, with Belushi's death and characters backing out, the script was rewritten and new actors cast. MORE >>

Film Reservoir Dogs
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  Madonna - who is the main topic of the opening conversation - really liked the film but refuted Quentin Tarantino's interpretation of her song 'Like a Virgin.' She gave him a copy of her 'Erotica' album, signed, "To Quentin. It's not about dick, it's about love. Madonna." MORE >>

Film The Wizard of Oz
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  Judy Garland had to wear a painful corset-style device around her torso so that she would appear younger and flat-chested. MORE >>

Film The Goonies
Tue, Aug 12, 2014.  The pirate ship was entirely real. All the shots were filmed in the ship. After the film, it was offered to anyone who would take it. No one wanted it, so the ship was scrapped. MORE >>

Film Back to the Future
Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  The school that served as Hill Valley High was Whittier High School in Whittier while The Twin Pines Mall is, in fact, the Puente Hills Mall in City of Industry. MORE >>

Film Purple Rain
Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  Albert Magnoli filmed a second love scene that was not included in the final cut of the film. This scene has special meaning because it contains the actual illusion of the purple rain. A snippet of this scene is included in the theatrical trailer for the film as well as the When Doves Cry montage. It's rumored that this second love scene almost earned the film an X-rating although it's unclear as to whether this scene was actually included in early edits of the film or actually submitted to the MPAA. Director Albert Magnoli has stated that he never shot anything that could have given the movie an X-rating. MORE >>

Film The Natural (1984)
Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  Composer Randy Newman was nominated for his third Oscar for the film's score and has earned twenty Oscar nominations in all so far. He eventually won his first Oscar for on his sixteenth nomination, winning for Best Original Song for Monsters Inc. He has since won a second Oscar for Toy Story 3. MORE >>

Film The Sandlot (1993)
Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  Five of the members of the Sandlot baseball team - Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Quintin Adams, and Grant Gelt - all had roles in different episodes of Boy Meets World. MORE >>

Film Wayne's World
Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  Not only was this Mike Myers' film debut, but the use of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" propelled the song to #2 on Billboard singles chart nearly 20 years after its first release. MORE >>

Film Swingers
Mon, Aug 18, 2014.  When asked to approve use of the theme music for Jaws in a scene, Spielberg saw footage of Vince Vaughn, whom he then hired for The Lost World: Jurassic Park. MORE >>

Film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Tue, Aug 19, 2014.  After the death of Richard Harris, many actors were considered for the vacant role of Albus Dumbledore. Christopher Lee was in the frame for a while, and there was a rumor (reported in many newspapers) that Ian McKellen was also considered. The Harris family wanted Richard's longtime friend and peer Peter O'Toole for the role but there were studio concerns over insuring O'Toole for the remaining five films. Richard Attenborough also lobbied for the role but was ultimately turned down. The role eventually went to Michael Gambon. MORE >>

Film Clueless
Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  Actors who auditioned for the film included Reese Witherspoon for Cher, Terrence Howard for Murray, Zooey Deschanel for Tai, Seth Green for Travis and Lauryn Hill for Dionne. MORE >>

Film Frozen
Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  Idina Menzel auditioned for the part of Rapunzel in Disney's previous fairytale, Tangled (2010). Even though Menzel didn't get the part, a Disney casting director recorded her audition and two years later, it got her the part of Elsa. MORE >>

Film The Princess Bride
Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  Director Rob Reiner left the set during Billy Crystal's scenes because he would laugh so hard that he would feel nauseated while Mandy Patinkin claims that the only injury he sustained during the entire filming of this movie was a bruised rib due to stifling his laughter in his scenes with Billy Crystal.

At La Cienega Park. MORE >>

Film E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Tue, Aug 26, 2014.  Was the highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide until Spielberg's Jurassic Park was released. Adjusted for inflation today, it's still the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time. MORE >>

Film Casablanca
Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  Many of the actors who played the Nazis in the film were in fact, German Jews who had escaped from Nazi Germany. MORE >>

Film Django Unchained
Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  Will Smith, Idris Elba, Chris Tucker, Terrence Howard, Michael K. Williams, and Tyrese Gibson were all considered for the role of Django. Quentin Tarantino actually wrote the role with Smith in mind, and Smith's agents and manager wanted him to accept it, but Smith ultimately decided to pass. Tarantino then offered the part to Jamie Foxx, who accepted. MORE >>

Film Grease
Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  The exterior Rydell scenes, including the basketball, baseball and track segments, were shot at Venice High School while the Rydell interiors, including the high school dance, were filmed at Huntington Park High School. MORE >>

Film Spaceballs
Tue, Sep 2, 2014.  The Millennium Falcon from Star Wars (1977) makes a cameo appearance in this movie. Look closely at the exterior shot of the Space Diner and you can spot it parked there among the other space vehicles. MORE >>

Film Dirty Dancing
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  The very famous scene where Johnny and Baby are practicing their dancing and they are crawling towards each other on the floor wasn't intended to be part of the film; they were just messing around and were warming up to do the real scene, but the director liked it so much he kept it in the film.

At Will Rogers State Historic Park. MORE >>

Film Frozen
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  The characters of Hans, Kristof, Anna and Sven are all named after Hans Christian Andersen. Say the names quickly in sequence and hear the similarity. MORE >>

Film Pineapple Express
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  As he is handing Dale some guns, Red (Danny McBride) says, "Ted Jones messed with the wrong melon farmers." This is a reference to the common network television practice of dubbing over "swear" words with less "objectionable" words or terms that have a similar sound and length - even if the replacement words don't really make sense in the context of the movie. "Melon Farmers" was used most famously as the dub for "Mother F***ers" in the network television version of the Die Hard series of movies (in which lead character John McClane's famous catchphrase, "Yippie-kai-yay, Mother F***ers!," became "Yippie-kai-yay, Melon Farmers!"). MORE >>

Film Jaws
Tue, Sep 9, 2014.  Along with George Lucas’ Star Wars to follow the next summer, Jaws had a seismic impact on the landscape of Hollywood, making the big-budget, summer blockbuster the cornerstone of studio economics for decades to come. MORE >>

Film Garden State
Sat, Sep 13, 2014.  The movie was released on July 28, 2004 in eight theaters: three in Los Angeles, four in New York City, and the Maplewood Theatre in Maplewood, New Jersey. This was the home theater of Zach Braff (who is from the adjacent town of South Orange). MORE >>

Film The Goonies
Sat, Sep 13, 2014.  During filming, Martha Plimpton made a bet with director Richard Donner that she would stop biting her nails. Donner paid up several years later, while they were doing the DVD commentary.

At Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall. MORE >>

Film Cars (2006)
Sun, Sep 14, 2014.  This was the last feature film for Paul Newman before his death of lung cancer in 2008. MORE >>

Film Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
Mon, Sep 15, 2014.  Lisa Kudrow received a Biology degree from Vassar and Mira Sorvino earned a degree in Asian Studies from Harvard, so during production of Romy and Michele, they nicknamed each other "Smart" and "Smarter." MORE >>

Film Aliens
Sat, Sep 20, 2014.  When filming the scene with Newt in the duct, Carrie Henn kept deliberately blowing her scene so she could slide down the vent, which she later called a slide three stories tall. James Cameron finally dissuaded her by saying that if she completed the shot, she could play on it as much as she wanted. She did, and he kept his promise. MORE >>

Film Sound of Music Sing-Along
Sat, Sep 20, 2014.  The Bowl is alive...with the sound of music. After the continued success of the Grease sing-along, now you can sing along with Julie Andrews and the gang. MORE >>

Film Beetlejuice
Sat, Sep 27, 2014.  Juliette Lewis auditioned for the role of Lydia. Lori Loughlin, Diane Lane, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Justine Bateman, Molly Ringwald and Jennifer Connelly all turned down the same role. MORE >>

Food
Food Dollar Dog Night
Mondays.  $1 hot dogs with your free StandCard membership. Also available at their Century City, Encino and Woodland Hills locations. MORE >>

Food Happy Hour at Kabuki
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.  Fri, Mar 27, 2009-Wed, Dec 31, 2014.  Save $2 or more on some of their most popular appetizers and drinks. MORE >>

Food Happiest Hour at The Lobster
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.  Draft beer for only $4, $6 for select wine, house liquors and cocktails and appetizers starting at only $2. MORE >>

Food Jazz Brunch
Sundays.  A rotating roster of live jazz and contemporary performances. MORE >>

Food Coupa Café's Daily Happy Hour
Daily.  Enjoy discounts on 6 of their most popular appetizers along with discounts on some of their wine and beer selections. MORE >>

Food KDB Long Beach Daily Specials
Daily.  KDB offers different promotions, discounts and specials every night of the week. From karaoke to trivia to discounts on bowling and game play, KDB is the place to be for all things fun! They are also your football watching headquarters on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday with all kinds of drink specials, contests and prizes to maximize your viewing experience. Check out KDB’S daily specials on their website. MORE >>

Food Lunch Á la Park
Wednesdays, Thursdays.  Trucks are parked in two locations in the park: on Olive Court, between Grand Avenue and Hill Street, and in the Marketplace, between Broadway and Spring Street, which also features a coffee truck. Those looking for a sweet treat during the day will enjoy the new dessert truck located on Olive Court. MORE >>

Food $1 Tacos
Wednesdays.  Who doesn't like a deal like this? MORE >>

Food Eat Your Way Through LA: Bakery Tour
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  They'll travel from The Valley to West LA and back, all the while stopping to try bakeries representing various countries including Mexico, Portugal, the Middle East, Denmark, and more. MORE >>

Food Los Angeles Mac and Cheeze Takedown
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  For a mere $15, anyone can come and try all the (20+) mac and cheezez, and vote on the yummingest! MORE >>

Food Pasadena Restaurant Week
Sun, Apr 27, 2014-Fri, May 2, 2014.  Find out why MyLife.com named Pasadena the best mid-sized city for dining in the country. Pasadena’s favorite, most unique and finest dining destinations offer prix fixe menus, special meals and deals during Pasadena Restaurant Week. MORE >>

Food Pasadena Restaurant Week
Sun, Apr 27, 2014-Fri, May 2, 2014.  Find out why MyLife.com named Pasadena the best mid-sized city for dining in the country. Pasadena’s favorite, most unique and finest dining destinations offer prix fixe menus, special meals and deals during Pasadena Restaurant Week. MORE >>

Food Caviar 101
Thu, May 1, 2014-Fri, May 2, 2014.  Broaden your horizons and your tastebuds. This introduction to caviar features up to 5 caviars, paired with either a glass of champagne or a flute of vodka, as well as caviar-centric appetizers. The first Thursday and Friday of every month. Reservations are required. MORE >>

Food Eat Your Way Through LA: Bacon Tour
Sat, May 17, 2014.  From the sizzle in the pan of those tasty strips to more refined versions like pork belly to pancetta, everyone's favorite pork product will be featured in various forms in this tour. They'll have classic preparations and new takes on what is no longer just a breakfast treat. From savory to sweet, they'll hit the streets and find out just how versatile bacon can be. MORE >>

Food Taste of the East Side
Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Through tastings, demonstrations and family events, Taste of the Eastside highlights not only the great food available at the many diverse eateries in this region, but also a drive toward sustainable practices and healthy lifestyles for families and communities. Absolutely all proceeds from the event go to benefit LA's first cooperative nursery school, Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, as well as other local non-profit organizations like the Pablove Foundation, SEE-LA, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the Hollyhock House. MORE >>

Food Caviar 101
Thu, Jun 5, 2014-Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  Broaden your horizons and your tastebuds. This introduction to caviar features up to 5 caviars, paired with either a glass of champagne or a flute of vodka, as well as caviar-centric appetizers. The first Thursday and Friday of every month. Reservations are required. MORE >>

Food Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival
Fri, Jun 20, 2014-Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  Enjoy an afternoon of food, wine, beer and spirits. Your ticket includes a special tasting of world class wines, beers, spirits, and delicious food, all while helping to raise money for Free Arts for Abused Children. MORE >>

Food Tacolandia 2014
Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  Taco lovers can choose from over 40 taco specialists. Among the restaurants already confirmed to come to event, which is again curated by the World's First Tacorazzo, Bill Esparza, are the following: Bistro LQ, Carnitas El Momo, Chichen Itza, Colonia Taco Lounge, Coni'Seafood, Don Chente Bar & Grill, Flautas, George's At The Cove, Mariscos Jalisco, SoHo Taco and SOL Cocina. Not only will there be lots of tacos, but there will be tequila, specifically a tequila garden (yes, that's what they're calling it), with tequila from over 15 different brands of the stuff. MORE >>

Food Caviar 101
Thu, Jul 10, 2014-Fri, Jul 11, 2014.  Broaden your horizons and your tastebuds. This introduction to caviar features up to 5 caviars, paired with either a glass of champagne or a flute of vodka, as well as caviar-centric appetizers. The first Thursday and Friday of every month. Reservations are required. MORE >>

Food Taste of Farmers Market
Tue, Jul 15, 2014.  Enjoy food samples from nearly 50 Market restaurants and grocers and gifts and special pricing from select retailers. MORE >>

Food Eat Your Way Through LA: Ice Cream Tour
Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  Visiting a handful of the city's classic ice creameries and some of the new-to-the-scene spots, this tour will not be over-indulgent, but on the contrary, you'll feel satisfied with trying out many flavors without feeling overwhelmed. MORE >>

Food Caviar 101
Thu, Aug 7, 2014-Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  Broaden your horizons and your tastebuds. This introduction to caviar features up to 5 caviars, paired with either a glass of champagne or a flute of vodka, as well as caviar-centric appetizers. The first Thursday and Friday of every month. Reservations are required. MORE >>

Food Caviar 101
Thu, Sep 4, 2014-Fri, Sep 5, 2014.  Broaden your horizons and your tastebuds. This introduction to caviar features up to 5 caviars, paired with either a glass of champagne or a flute of vodka, as well as caviar-centric appetizers. The first Thursday and Friday of every month. Reservations are required. MORE >>

Food Caviar 101
Thu, Oct 2, 2014-Fri, Oct 3, 2014.  Broaden your horizons and your tastebuds. This introduction to caviar features up to 5 caviars, paired with either a glass of champagne or a flute of vodka, as well as caviar-centric appetizers. The first Thursday and Friday of every month. Reservations are required. MORE >>

Food Caviar 101
Thu, Nov 6, 2014-Fri, Nov 7, 2014.  Broaden your horizons and your tastebuds. This introduction to caviar features up to 5 caviars, paired with either a glass of champagne or a flute of vodka, as well as caviar-centric appetizers. The first Thursday and Friday of every month. Reservations are required. MORE >>

Food Caviar 101
Thu, Dec 4, 2014-Fri, Dec 5, 2014.  Broaden your horizons and your tastebuds. This introduction to caviar features up to 5 caviars, paired with either a glass of champagne or a flute of vodka, as well as caviar-centric appetizers. The first Thursday and Friday of every month. Reservations are required. MORE >>

Health/Beauty
Health/Beauty Lunchtime Yoga reTREAT
Wednesdays, Fridays.  Wed, Nov 13, 2013-Fri, May 30, 2014.  Free yoga sessions designed to relax, rejuvenate and re-energize. Pop in and out, dress comfortably and be ready to retreat into Grand Park bliss on the Performance Lawn. In the case of rain, Lunchtime Yoga reTREAT will be cancelled. MORE >>

Health/Beauty Spa Week
Mon, Apr 21, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  Select spas in the area will be offering select spa treatments for just $50. Indulge in anything from massages and facials to manicures and pedicures that normally range from $100 all the way up to $450. MORE >>

Health/Beauty Wanderlust Yoga Festival
Sat, May 10, 2014.  The event will feature free yoga and music with top teachers, acclaimed musicians and renowned speakers aimed at bringing the urban yoga community together where they live, work and play. MORE >>

Lectures
Lectures Iris Nights
Thursdays.  The speakers are primarily photographers and photo editors who expand on the themes of the exhibits of the Annenberg Space for Photography. They have ranged from Pulitzer prize winning photojournalists, to sports photographers, to fine arts masters to celebrity photographers such as Leonard Nimoy and Nikki Sixx. They’ve also offered presentations by notables and subjects of photos such as Charlize Theron, model Amber Valletta and athlete Laila Ali. The current lectures are by photographers who work in digital and manual photo manipulation. MORE >>

Lectures Space Race Supermen: The Heroes of Early Human Spaceflight
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  This program will discuss the early phases of the Space Race, in particular Project Mercury, the United States' first human spaceflight program. The Mercury Seven introduces us to the first astronauts, along with the successes and failures of the early space program. This stunning high-definition movie will serve as the springboard for a lively discussion about the science behind the beauty and wonder of nature. Kathryn Stack, a graduate student in Geological and Planetary Sciences at Caltech, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion. MORE >>

Lectures Forum on Critical Values
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  Rabbi Woznica will engage Alan Dershowitz and Dennis Prager in a wide ranging discussion on pivotal issues that impact the Jewish people and our nation, as well as the values that shape their lives. Alan Dershowitz is an internationally recognized attorney and one of our nation’s most articulate liberal thinkers. Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host heard daily around the country and one of our nation’s most articulate conservative thinkers. MORE >>

Lectures Susan Morgan: Esther McCoy - Piecing Together L.A.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  Esther McCoy (1904–1989) was one of the foremost architectural writers of the twentieth century. A gifted literary stylist and keen social critic, her work recognized the genesis of American modernism, witnessed the birth of mid-century design, and ignited public awareness. McCoy's book Five California Architects (1960) has long been acknowledged as an indispensable classic. As Reyner Banham declared, “No one can write about architecture in California without acknowledging her as the mother of us all.” Throughout her sixty-year career, McCoy worked variously as an author, editorial scout, lecturer, screenwriter, architectural preservationist, and exhibition curator; her life charted the progressive edge of American idealism from the utopian spirit of Jazz Age Greenwich Village through the radical evolution of post-war architecture.

With support from the Graham Foundation, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution, Susan Morgan has been researching the life and work of writer Esther McCoy. She is editor of Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader (2012), the first McCoy anthology, and cocurator (with Kimberli Meyer) of Sympathetic Seeing (2011), for the MAK Center at the R. M. Schindler House in West Hollywood. MORE >>

Lectures From Hate to Hope
Sun, May 4, 2014.  A hate crime victim and a former hate crime perpetrator will hold a special dialogue. Every first Sunday of the month (normally). MORE >>

Lectures From Hate to Hope
Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  A hate crime victim and a former hate crime perpetrator will hold a special dialogue. Twenty years ago, Matthew was a young teenager who was disowned by his family for being gay - he now works as a manager at the MOT. Tim was a former neo-Nazi who speaks of his experiences at the MOT. Through meeting and conversation, they realized that years ago Matthew had been victimized by Tim’s gang. Theirs is the remarkable story of reconciliation between the perpetrator and the victim of a hate crime. From Hate to Hope is held monthly on the first Sunday of the month. MORE >>

Lectures Shirley MacLaine
Sat, Sep 20, 2014.  The Academy Award®-winning actress, dancer and author will share with the audience a montage of memorable film moments and private revelations about her extraordinary life, career and spiritual journey. MORE >>

Magic
Magic Intimate Illusions
Fridays, Saturdays.  Skillfully accompanied by a talented concert cellist, this intimate 90-minute performance (only 65 guests) cleverly combines sensational world-class magic, fantastic story-telling, audience participation with razor sharp wit, humor, laughter and dazzling live music presented with an entertaining theatrical twist. MORE >>

Magic Insomnia
Sundays.  Sun, Feb 23, 2014-Sun, Aug 24, 2014.  Loosely inspired by the short fiction of Jorge Luis Borges, Insomnia is a unique experience combining humor, audience participation, and magic to explore the line between waking and dreaming. Every other Sunday. MORE >>

Museum
Museum Dinosaur Hall
Daily.  The Dinosaur Hall will rival the world’s leading dinosaur halls — for the sheer volume of individual fossils displayed; the size and extraordinariness of the major mounts, including the world’s only T. rex growth series; and the transparent treatment of the science that surrounds these creatures — not as static, definitive knowledge but as a vibrant, ongoing investigation of mysteries solved and still unsolved. The exhibition features over 300 fossils, 20 full body specimens, manual and digital interactives, and large-format video. In addition to the T. rex series (an adult, juvenile, and baby), the exhibition’s standouts include an imposing Triceratops, a 68-foot long-necked Mamenchisaurus, and giant reptiles that lived in the oceans covering what is today California. Two-thirds of the full-body specimens have never been displayed before; the specimens that have been displayed have all been re-articulated in new and more dynamic poses. MORE >>

Museum Free Admission to MOCA
Thursdays.  Admission to MOCA Grand Avenue is free every Thursday, 5–8 pm, courtesy of Wells Fargo. MORE >>

Museum Just Add Water
Daily.  Tue, Nov 5, 2013-Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  One hundred years ago, on November 5, 1913, cattle ranchers and citrus orchard barons, city boosters and citizens gathered on the banks of the cascades feeding the San Fernando Reservoir to witness the first water from the Owens River surge into a thirsty city. Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Reynolds has created 10 original, large-scale watercolors that interpret the epic significance of the Aqueduct, through the lenses of history, geography, and time. In each, Reynolds references key sites and historical moments aligned with the Aqueduct’s 223-mile route and 100-year history. MORE >>

Museum College Night at the Norton Simon Museum
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  College Night is an evening at the Museum just for college students. Meet the curators, attend tours and listen to gallery talks with exclusive behind-the-scenes information about your favorite paintings and sculptures. Learn about the 20-foot-tall Buddhist thangka in the special exhibition In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas. Get inspired by the photography exhibition Face It: The Photographic Portrait, and then channel that inspiration as you draw in the galleries and enjoy music, food and drinks with fellow art lovers in the Museum’s sculpture garden. Students receive 25% off all food for sale in the Garden Café. MORE >>

Museum Free Day at The Huntington
Thu, May 1, 2014.  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens open its doors for free the first Thursday of each month. You must request a ticket in advance and they sell out quickly. Limit of 5 per household. MORE >>

Museum Free Admission to the Page Museum
Tue, May 6, 2014.  Admission is free on the first Tuesday of each month. The Page Museum is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world. MORE >>

Museum Curatorial Tour: I Am Writing You Tomorrow
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Get the inside story when curatorial staff lead a tour of the special exhibition, I Am Writing You Tomorrow: Penny Hes Yassour. MORE >>

Museum Heads are Turning, Children are Learning
Mon, May 12, 2014-Fri, May 16, 2014.  Throughout the week, CAAM’s Volunteer Councils, Board members, and staff will visit classrooms at local schools to read their favorite books as a means of fostering a passion for reading and cultural literacy. MORE >>

Museum Behind the Velvet Ropes
Wed, May 14, 2014.  Go behind the scenes to visit parts of the House not available on the regular 1-hour tour. Walk inside the rooms and, with flashlight in hand, examine at close quarters exquisite craftsman details. The docent, wearing white gloves, will open doors and drawers to reveal gems that can only be see close up. This is an ideal tour for those who have time to appreciate the ambiance of this National Historic Landmark, and enjoy some light refreshments in the gallery. The second Wednesday of the month. MORE >>

Museum Heads are Turning, Children are Learning Annual Literacy Day
Sat, May 17, 2014.  Join CAAM for the day as they promote literacy in fun and entertaining ways. They will offer celebrity readers, local authors, art and writing workshops, face painting, book and prize giveaways. Eso-Won Books will also be on-site. MORE >>

Museum Museums of the Arroyo Day
Sun, May 18, 2014.  Visit one or all of the 5 museums during the day at no charge. MOTA museum members include The Gamble House, Heritage Square Museum, the Los Angeles Police Museum, the Lummis Home & Garden and the Pasadena Museum of History. In addition to its ongoing regular displays and exhibits, each museum will feature a distinctive slice of Southern California history. MORE >>

Museum Free Admission to the Page Museum
Tue, Jun 3, 2014.  Admission is free on the first Tuesday of each month. The Page Museum is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world. MORE >>

Museum Free Day at The Huntington
Thu, Jun 5, 2014.  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens open its doors for free the first Thursday of each month. You must request a ticket in advance and they sell out quickly. Limit of 5 per household. MORE >>

Museum Behind the Velvet Ropes
Wed, Jun 11, 2014.  Go behind the scenes to visit parts of the House not available on the regular 1-hour tour. Walk inside the rooms and, with flashlight in hand, examine at close quarters exquisite craftsman details. The docent, wearing white gloves, will open doors and drawers to reveal gems that can only be see close up. This is an ideal tour for those who have time to appreciate the ambiance of this National Historic Landmark, and enjoy some light refreshments in the gallery. The second Wednesday of the month. MORE >>

Museum Free Admission to the Page Museum
Tue, Jul 1, 2014.  Admission is free on the first Tuesday of each month. The Page Museum is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world. MORE >>

Museum Free Day at The Huntington
Thu, Jul 3, 2014.  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens open its doors for free the first Thursday of each month. You must request a ticket in advance and they sell out quickly. Limit of 5 per household. MORE >>

Museum Free Admission to the Page Museum
Tue, Aug 5, 2014.  Admission is free on the first Tuesday of each month. The Page Museum is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world. MORE >>

Museum Free Day at The Huntington
Thu, Aug 7, 2014.  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens open its doors for free the first Thursday of each month. You must request a ticket in advance and they sell out quickly. Limit of 5 per household. MORE >>

Museum Free Admission to the Page Museum
Tue, Sep 2, 2014.  Admission is free on the first Tuesday of each month. The Page Museum is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world. MORE >>

Museum Free Day at The Huntington
Thu, Sep 4, 2014.  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens open its doors for free the first Thursday of each month. You must request a ticket in advance and they sell out quickly. Limit of 5 per household. MORE >>

Museum Free Day at The Huntington
Thu, Oct 2, 2014.  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens open its doors for free the first Thursday of each month. You must request a ticket in advance and they sell out quickly. Limit of 5 per household. MORE >>

Museum Free Admission to the Page Museum
Tue, Oct 7, 2014.  Admission is free on the first Tuesday of each month. The Page Museum is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world. MORE >>

Music
Music Piano Nights
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  With a late night happy hour and live piano music presented by the the city's finest jazz stylists playing the American songbook & jazz standards, this will be a gathering area to have a nightcap and discuss the fine show that just ended upstairs, or stop by after work to enjoy live piano music and mix and mingle at the sexy, cool downstairs bar. MORE >>

Music Casual Fridays at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Fridays.  Fri, Jan 17, 2014-Fri, May 30, 2014.  Casual Fridays gives you special access to the musicians, the music and more. Enjoy a breakdown of the night’s performance from the artists’ perspective with their TalkBack (Q&A) discussion on stage. Then, grab drinks and continue the conversation at their post-concert lounge, where you can meet and engage with members of the orchestra. MORE >>

Music Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
Wednesdays.  Wed, Feb 12, 2014-Wed, Apr 30, 2014.  The actor and musician leads a multi-piece jazz band and a rotating roster of guest singers, including other celebrity friends. MORE >>

Music Minimalist Jukebox Festival
Daily.  Sun, Mar 16, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  The LA Phil’s citywide, multidisciplinary Minimalist Jukebox Festival celebrates America’s greatest contribution to classical music and the single most important musical movement of the 20th century and beyond. MORE >>

Music TOHUBOHU! Extreme Theater Ensemble
Fridays, Saturdays.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  TOHUBOHU! is Total Free Improvisation, which is nothing like a scripted, rehearsed, and repeatable show. Their form of theatre is difficult as no other art form is. They act and react, respond to surprises, challenges, accidents, the unknown, the unexpected, as we do in so-called real life. Only in a way that they call art. MORE >>

Music The Cerny Brothers
Tuesdays.  Tue, Apr 1, 2014-Tue, May 13, 2014.  The Cerny Brothers have been playing music together since they were just young bucks, coming up together in a rural Illinois town. While the music itself has taken on different forms over the years, it has always had one simple and cellular foundation in which it is firmly based: brotherhood. That’s right; there are no gimmicks or posturing to be found here. Since the release of their debut album Dream (recorded and produced by Eric Fink of nationally acclaimed act The Giving Tree Band at Crooked Creek Records), brothers Robert and Scott have been hard at work in Los Angeles. In a short amount of time, they have been building a loyal following and turning heads with their energetic, yet intimate live shows. After initially performing as a duo, the brothers were honored to welcome drummer Cody Fontes and upright bassist Gabe Davis to the family. MORE >>

Music The Spazmatics
Fridays.  Fri, Apr 4, 2014-Fri, May 30, 2014.  The fun foursome pulls out all the biggest hits of the '80s. While most of them were obvious -- "C'mon Eileen," "Rebel Yell," "I Love Rock n' Roll," "Sweet Dreams," "Jesse's Girl," "Footloose" -- what set them apart from your average bar-variety hit rockers is the way they rendered the retro. They used synchronized choreography, mini-mashup moments infusing riffs from current hits, and lots of audience participation. MORE >>

Music Mystic Braves
Mondays.  Mon, Apr 7, 2014-Mon, Apr 28, 2014.  It's no wonder why The Zombies asked Mystic Braves to open their L.A. show last year. While the hometown favorites were barely even a blip on their respective parents' radars when Odessey and Oracle was released, the psych-steeped five-piece sounds like they stepped straight out of the '60s. MORE >>

Music Grand Old Echo
Sundays.  Sun, Apr 13, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  The best of LA's Americana/country and roots music every Sunday. MORE >>

Music Friday Night Jazz
Fridays.  Fri, Apr 18, 2014-Fri, Sep 26, 2014.  Ease into the weekend than with some of the best jazz musicians in the city - for free! MORE >>

Music David Gray
Today.  He has been nominated for four Brit Awards – twice for Best British Male. MORE >>

Music DWNTWN
Today.  “We need all the sunshine we can get right now, and DWNTWN has it in spades.” - USA Today’s Pop Candy MORE >>

Music Jeff Bridges & The Abiders
Today.  Bridges studied piano at a young age strongly encouraged by his mother. It was known that, while working on the 1980 film Heaven's Gate, he often played guitar with his costar Kris Kristofferson between takes. His Oscar-winning role in Crazy Heart, Bad Blake, was based partly on Kristofferson. MORE >>

Music Johnny Hallyday
Today.  He's been called the French Elvis Presley. MORE >>

Music Plan B
Today.  He won Best British Male at the 2011 Brit Awards. MORE >>

Music The Aggrolites
Today.  Their album, Reggae Hit L.A., won an IGN award for Best Reggae Album of 2007. MORE >>

Music The Run Downhill Daughter Chautauqua
Today.  The Daughter Chautauqua combines music, literature, art and film, alongside lecture and discussion, designed to bridge the gap between entertainment and lifelong education. Focusing on core values of inclusion and social transparency, the show has left audiences buzzing with excitement, steeped in contemplation, and ready for more! At the center of the Daughter Chautauqua program is Run Downhill’s folk-inspired, narrative-driven music performed masterfully by musicians Colin Burgess, Nate LaPointe, Tom Moose, and T.J. Troy. For this month’s installment, special musical guests include Dimitris Mahlis performing Turkish oud and percussion duets with host T.J. Troy; and Warm Climate, Los Angeles-based experimental indie rock band! A very special feature of this month’s show is a phone-in conversation with Washington State horticulturalist Jake Gutzwiler; Jake is part of a multi-generational family of apple and cherry orchardists from Wenatchee, WA. In a live broadcast phone interview, we’ll talk with Jake about current issues surrounding the food and farming industry. Run Downhill’s music is cross-contextualized with comic book art and narrative: each RDh Daughter Chautauqua program features the premiere of a new Song Comic. Written by resident storyteller John Castlerock, and illustrated by Quinn Salazar, these gritty stories of loss and redemption come to life in video form, accompanied live by Run Downhill’s dark and lingering melodies. Simultaneously classic and innovative, the Run Downhill Daughter Chautauqua combines real music with real ideas, challenges the audience’s perspective, and provides a wonderful alternative to live music in Los Angeles. This program is presented in conjunction with HM157. MORE >>

Music Trust
Today.  “A grubby dance-goth sound that's meant for late nights, crowded rooms, and dark spaces.” - Nylon MORE >>

Music Clear Plastic Masks
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  The Nashville Scene describes [their single, "Baby Come On"] as, “a scuzzy, reckless, blooze-bolstered rock ‘n' roll number.” MORE >>

Music David And Devine
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  In a world where the old record business is crumbling and hanging on by a thread, the soulful duo consisting of Candace Devine (vocals) and Dave Yaden (piano-vocals) are the new school - having enjoyed radio airplay for their song "Leave The Light On" while being signed to top Hollywood talent agency ICM and working with a well-known L.A. music manager - all without the benefit of a major label deal. MORE >>

Music Deafheaven
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  Deafheaven's album, Roads to Judah, landed on countless "best of" lists for 2011, including #6 on NPR's Best Metal Albums, #22 Pitchfork's Top 40 Metal Albums, #9 BrooklynVegan's Top 30 Heavy Albums, #36 Decibel Magazine's Top 40 Metal Albums and #12 AV Club LOUD's Top 15 Albums. MORE >>

Music Dillinger Escape Plan
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  My original thought process for how to best describe hardcore band Dillinger Escape Plan was to say that frontman Greg Puciato might actually be the human avatar of chaos. Until I realized the word “avatar” has completely and utterly lost all meaning to me over the last many months. But alas, I have an analogy that is better, yet. When dudes do illogical things that are reaffirming to their masculinity, Dillinger is the soundtrack running through their heads as they do it. Bar fights, guerilla warfare, hunting large or venomous animals, drinking Jack Daniel’s straight, drag races, that one weekend in Vegas they don’t talk about, y’know, activities along those lines. Things that feel really epic at the time, until a few days later when you realize you’ve lost a tooth, an extremity or your pride. Likewise, being in the middle of a Dillinger show is indeed as epic as it sounds, but if you’ve gotten the full experience, you’ll be feeling the physical effects of it for a few days afterward. So make sure you’ve still got a few sick days left you can make use of, just in case, because these guys put on a hardcore show like no other. Trust me, if you go to this show, you’ll never look at live music or rock the same way again. Granted, nothing looks quite the same when you lack depth perception because one of your eyes is swollen completely shut, but the statement still works on a number of levels. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music Dramarama
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  "Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You)," perhaps Dramarama's most recognizable song, became a number-one hit on KROQ-FM, becoming a staple of alternative radio airplay, and even today is one of the most requested songs in KROQ's history. MORE >>

Music Jon Brion
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  He has earned a Best Score Soundtrack Album Grammy nominations for his work on 1999's Magnolia and 2004's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Brion was hired at the last minute to write the incidental music for The Break-Up. He has also scored the films and provided original music for I Heart Huckabees, Punch-Drunk Love, Step Brothers (with help of fellow musician Chris Thile) and Synecdoche, NY. MORE >>

Music Mack and Poppy in The Patriot Act
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Featuring tunes that celebrate the good old U.S. of A., Mack and Poppy will take you on a musical adventure than spans the country - from the Boston Harbor to the San Francisco Bay. MORE >>

Music Matt Andersen
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  Alysha Rendflesh of Blues Rock Review called his album ,Weightless, a "tremendous album" and said that Andersen "brings emotion to the song that many singers wish they could bring to the table." MORE >>

Music The Dandy Warhols
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  In 2011, The Dandy Warhols rearranged and performed the theme music to the popular science-based television show Myth Busters. The updated theme music first appeared in episode 171, "Bikes and Bazookas." MORE >>

Music Tiff Jimber
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  See and hear why her music has been featured in "The Blind Side" promo for Apple.com, "The Grudge," "Hide and Seek," "Love Happens" and more. MORE >>

Music Upset
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  For the past few years, Ali Koehler has been best known as the drummer of the pop group Best Coast and the noisy girl punk trio Vivian Girls. After her departure from Best Coast, Koehler decided to step up from behind the kit to front a band of her own, embracing her melodic punk-spirited songwriting impulses with Upset. MORE >>

Music Anna Mjöll
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Find out why Jazz Station wrote, "...the sweetest voice in the current Jazz scene. Period..." MORE >>

Music Barenaked Ladies
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Though they might be best known for their hit singles, "One Week," "The Old Apartment," "Pinch Me," "If I Had $1000000" and "Brian Wilson," their music is on TV almost around the clock as the theme for The Big Bang Theory. MORE >>

Music Cheyenne Jackson: Music of the Mad Men Era
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  With special guests Jane Lynch and Rebecca Romijn, the star of Broadway, Glee, and 30 Rock takes you back to a time when bossa nova was new, the lounges of Las Vegas were hip and catchy dance music was spinning on every hi-fi. Snap your fingers and tap your toes to the cool, swinging tunes of the 1950s and ’60s. MORE >>

Music E-40
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  He's a rap innovator, a business-savvy tycoon and one of the music industry's most consistent success stories. Yes, E-40 is all those things, but he's probably best known as a slang creator, a man whose distinctive gift of gab gets lifted and used in the rhymes of Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and others. MORE >>

Music FolkWorks Annual Benefit Concert
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  With Sausage Grinder, Swing Riots Quirktette, Nevenka, Tracy Newman and more. MORE >>

Music Joel Gion & the Primary Colours, Miranda Lee Richards, Soft Bombs & More
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Joel Gion of Brian Jonestown Massacre has a brand new solo album coming out, and a brand new band to go along with it. This show will be their debut performance in LA, as they make their way out to Texas to play Austin Psych Fest. Also on the bill is the silken-voiced Miranda Lee Richards, with a brand new full-band lineup and beautiful new album, and The Soft Bombs from the mysterious Northern California mountains, also with a brand new album. From London - The Hanging Stars debut show ever, featuring members of the See See and the 18th Day of May. Plus we shall be entertained by world-class puppeteers, SparkleBlob! With visuals by Wes Johanson and food available by delicious food artists. MORE >>

Music The Senators
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  The Senators, comprised of Jesse Teer, Adam Teer, Joe Bitz and Jason Yee, released their completely self recorded album, Harsher Than Whiskey/Sweeter than Wine in 2013 and quickly drew the attention of folk rockers and indie hipsters at a pace awarding them #6 on Billboards Magazine’s Next Big Sound chart (Oct. 3rd, 2013). MORE >>

Music The Spazmatics
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  The fun foursome pulls out all the biggest hits of the '80s. While most of them were obvious -- "C'mon Eileen," "Rebel Yell," "I Love Rock n' Roll," "Sweet Dreams," "Jesse's Girl," "Footloose" -- what set them apart from your average bar-variety hit rockers is the way they rendered the retro. They used synchronized choreography, mini-mashup moments infusing riffs from current hits, and lots of audience participation. MORE >>

Music Ventura County Blues Festival
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  This year's festival is headlined by: Fabulous Thunderbirds front man, Kim Wilson's Blues All-Stars; Delta Groove All-Star Blues Revue featuring Sugaray Rayford with Kid Ramos and friends; Sista Monica Parker; festival favorites Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers; Michael John and The Bottom Line and friends, including BMA nominee, vocalist Karen Lovely; and VCBS Band Challenge winner, Lightnin' Willie. Special guest emcee: actor/musician, Mickey Jones. Also food & craft vendors, guitar giveaway and more. MORE >>

Music Combichrist
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  Their single, "Shut Up and Bleed," was featuringon the soundtrack for the horror movie, The Collector, while their song, "Today We Are All Demons" (Beneath the World Mix), was on the soundtrack for Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. MORE >>

Music Crystal Bowersox
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  She was the runner-up on American Idol in 2010, becoming the first female contestant to make it to the finale since Jordin Sparks won the title in 2007. MORE >>

Music King Dude
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  "For all the spooky, disembodied white noise and echoing haunted-house vocals he lays on top of his songs, {King Dude] is at heart a 1950s nostalgist, a sort of undead Chris Isaak with a weakness of sock-hop balladry..., chicken-scratch rockabilly...and twangy guitars that ring wondrously like church bells set against a full moon." - Pitchfork MORE >>

Music Simon Townshend
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  He is the younger brother of The Who's guitarist, Pete Townshend, and has also performed with numerous other acts including Pearl Jam, Dave Grohl and Jeff Beck. MORE >>

Music Augustana
Mon, Apr 28, 2014.  Despite the fact VH1 is or was at one point all about this band, I am all about them as well. My opposition to all the things VH1 tells me I “oughta know” is long and well documented in our pages, but this is one of the few exceptions I’m letting slide through. But only because I knew before they did, and my knowing was in no way influenced by what they thought I ought to have known. Or something. Point being, I unashamedly love this band, regardless of how mainstream friendly they are, because people really should know about them. When every other media outlet wants us to pay attention to wholly meaningless, emotionless, manufactured music, I’m not about to argue when something that’s honest, real and genuinely emotive manages to break away from that pack. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music Boy George
Tue, Apr 29, 2014-Wed, Apr 30, 2014.  Culture Club was the first group since the Beatles to have three Top 10 hits in the US from a debut album. MORE >>

Music Breton
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  Testament to the band's far-reaching appeal to both the electronic and rock worlds, Alternative Press declared: "Easily one of the best debuts of 2012-or 2022, for that matter," while Complex recently included the record in their "Top 50 Best Albums of 2012 (So Far)" feature. MORE >>

Music Franz Ferdinand
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  The band received 3 Grammy nominations in 2005 for their album, Franz Ferdinand, and their smash hit, Take Me Out, and then followed that up with 2 more Grammy nominations in 2006. MORE >>

Music Neil Hamburger
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  He has performed in front of audiences worldwide from Madison Square Garden to Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the confrontational aspects of his act have drawn cursory comparisons to Tony Clifton. MORE >>

Music The Wanted
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  Their single "All Time Low" soared to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. The band's second, and perhaps most popular No. 1 hit, "Glad You Came," topped the singles chart in both the UK and Ireland and could be heard on any Top 40 radio station. MORE >>

Music Baroque Conversations
Thu, May 1, 2014.  Explore the genesis of orchestral music through intimate performances with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. In signature LACO style, the artists will introduce the music from the stage, share their insights, and invite your questions to conclude the evening. MORE >>

Music Collie Buddz (Reggae)
Thu, May 1, 2014.  With a timeless sound, Collie Buddz continues to receive heavy rotation on radio stations across the globe, as recently as on the Diplo & Friends program on BBC Radio 1 last week in advance of his appearance on the highly anticipated "Snoop Lion" project with Diplo and Snoop Dogg. MORE >>

Music Pigeon John
Thu, May 1, 2014.  Pigeon John raised his international profile when his single “The Bomb” became the theme of a Volkswagen commercial. Stateside audiences have found his music in spots for Taco Bell and Propel water, the film “Fun Size” and TV programs such as “Chuck,” “Ellen” and the Cartoon Network’s “Level Up.” MORE >>

Music Poeina Suddarth
Thu, May 1, 2014.  Poeina has often been compared to Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, and Billie Holiday for her "insane vocal range" as said by CJ Morgen of SLC's #1 indie music magazine. MORE >>

Music Tokyo Police Club
Thu, May 1, 2014.  “Tokyo Police Club’s energetic, deeply melodic songs have made them indie heroes.” - Entertainment Weekly MORE >>

Music Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Shoot-Out
Fri, May 2, 2014.  These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, mash up duel - a musical "shoot-out" if you will - courtesy of tribute bands Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash. This multi-media show is the most unique tribute show in decades. MORE >>

Music CalArts World Music and Dance Festival 2014
Fri, May 2, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Experience seven free outdoor concerts at the Wild Beast music pavilion. The year’s program features acclaimed guest performers drummer and dancer Sulley Imoro and kogiri virtuoso S.K. Kakraba, both from Ghana, and Javanese dancer Baghawan Ciptoning. Drawing on the full resources of CalArts’ renowned world music programs, the festival’s eclectic lineup features West African drumming, song and dance, Persian, Middle Eastern and Hindustani performances, Balinese and Javanese gamelans, and crossover works linking global music traditions. MORE >>

Music En Vogue
Fri, May 2, 2014.  Hey, I grew up in the ’90s, and I love epic ballads, so don’t look so surprised. “Don’t Let Go” is still a jam, even by my refined modern standards. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music High School Choir Festival
Fri, May 2, 2014.  The High School Choir Festival selection process is an inclusive one that encourages diversity by way of new public schools as well as underserved public schools chosen to participate alongside well-established choral programs. The Festival includes over 900 high school students from more than two-dozen Southland high schools. MORE >>

Music John C. Reilly & Friends
Fri, May 2, 2014.  The Oscar-nominated actor (Chicago, Boogie Nights) performs classic songs from the roots of folk and country music with friends Becky Stark and Tom Brosseau. MORE >>

Music Koffeehouse First Fridays
Fri, May 2, 2014.  Koffeehouse Sessions features the best in emerging bands and singer/songwriters the first Friday of every month. MORE >>

Music Mastodon
Fri, May 2, 2014.  Their second release, Leviathan, was based on the famous American novel by Herman Melville, Moby Dick. Three magazines awarded it Album of the Year in 2004: Revolver, Kerrang! and Terrorizer. Mastodon achieved major American commercial success with its 2011 album The Hunter, which debuted at number ten on the Billboard 200 chart. MORE >>

Music Mickey Avalon
Fri, May 2, 2014.  With a childhood rough enough to guarantee him rock star success, by the time he was out of his teenage years -- at least according to the few details he's given -- Mickey Avalon had sold pot (with his mother), been addicted to heroin and dope, worked as a graffiti artist in L.A., converted to Orthodox Judaism (his parents were both non-practicing Jews, and his paternal grandparents were survivors of Auschwitz), got married and had a daughter, prostituted himself for drug money, watched his father die, and found his sister's dead body. MORE >>

Music O.A.R. (Of a Revolution….)
Fri, May 2, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Four of the band members grew up in Rockville, Maryland and attended Ohio State University where they met the fifth member, saxophonist Jerry DePizzo from Youngstown, Ohio. MORE >>

Music Super Diamond
Fri, May 2, 2014.  The #1 Neil Diamond tribute band. MORE >>

Music At Sunset
Sat, May 3, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Since forming in 2012, playing local gigs and posting videos of covers and ultimately their own songs online, the band have amassed an impressive number of followers all over the world with over 5 Million collective views on YouTube, 255,000+ combined Twitter followers, and nearly 150,000 Facebook likes. MORE >>

Music Childish Gambino
Sat, May 3, 2014.  You might also know him as Donald Glover, writer for 30 Rock and star of Community. MORE >>

Music Classical Happy Hour
Sat, May 3, 2014.  Classical Revolution: Los Angeles presents chamber music in relaxed, accessible venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Called an "addictive new series" by Mark Swed of the L.A. Times. The first Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Music Grieves
Sat, May 3, 2014.  If you get your new hip-hop from MTV, BET, Fuse or any mainstream hip-hop radio, you need to be at this show. Not because anyone you know or like will be there or anything, though. You need to be there because this is what you should really be listening to if you have any legitimate appreciation for hip-hop. Though he may not look anything like the emcees you’re used to, Grieves can sling rhymes with the best of them. And honestly, he can do it better than the more than a few of the ones selling out arenas right now. Now I know this isn’t for everyone and I may be asking a lot for some of y’all to go out on this limb with me, but really, isn’t it time we let go of vapid hip-hop that’s little more than posturing and preening? Isn’t it time we asked for something a little more meaningful in our rap lyrics than the same tired talk about how much money they have, how many ladies are chasing after them and how they’re so much better than all of their rival rappers?

For something a little more meaningful and a little more insightful, Grieves is your guy. It’s not like he’s rapping about quantum physics or anything particularly pretentious, he’ll just give you straight, unadulterated real talk from the start of his set to the end. Whether making more pointed social commentary or opening up the deeper and darker side of his emotions, the dude doesn’t need to make cheesy pop culture references and doesn’t need to force his rhymes to have a lasting impact with his words. With producer and multi-instrumentalist Budo holding down the mixes behind him, Grieves will raise the bar for all your hip-hop artists and albums that came before. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music Kevin Devine
Sat, May 3, 2014.  Singer-songwriter types are a dime a dozen, I know, especially ones whose names are said in same breath as Elliott Smith. Granted, I love me some Smith, but by now he’s lost all meaning as far as being an accurate yardstick to gauge what an artist sounds like when the honorable Smith name is dropped as an influence. Contrary to what the masses and Wikipedia might believe though, I wouldn’t utter El Smith in the same sentence as Kevin Devine. As hauntingly emotive as Devine can be when he starts crooning with an acoustic guitar in hand, there’s that tiny tinge of both nostalgia and optimism present when he sings. Just enough that you won’t actually want to kill yourself after listening to Devine, despite the fact he’ll have just put you through the emotional wringer by the time he finishes his set. The dude’s been putting out albums for nearly a decade though now, so it’s no surprise that he’s got surgeon-like precision when tugging at your heartstrings. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music Los Lobos
Sat, May 3, 2014.  Originally, they called themselve Los Lobos del Este (de Los Angeles) ["The Wolves of the East (of Los Angeles)"], which was a play on the name of a norteno band called Los Lobos del Norte and the fact that they (Los Lobos del Este) were from east L.A. The name was quickly shortened to Los Lobos. MORE >>

Music Paul Potts
Sat, May 3, 2014.  The British tenor won the first series of ITV's "Britain's Got Talent" with his performance of "Nessun dorma," an aria from Puccini's opera Turandot. MORE >>

Music Super Diamond
Sat, May 3, 2014.  When your parents popped in a Neil Diamond tape on repeat during long interstate road trips, you reluctantly sang along. Never thought you'd turn out to be a Diamond fan now, right? But singing along to "Sweet Caroline" and "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" is so addictive now, you'd do anything to see Neil on stage. A band out of San Francisco can put a rest to that Diamond thirst. Super Diamond delivers a high-octane Diamond tribute show that rocks. MORE >>

Music Deana Martin
Sun, May 4, 2014.  Always a media favorite, the teenage Deana Martin made her television debut on her dad’s wildly popular NBC variety show. More recent television credits include appearances on: The View; Live with Regis and Kelly; The Today Show; FOX and Friends; The O'Reilly Factor; CBS Sunday Morning; Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family; The Bonnie Hunt Show; A&E Biography; Entertainment Tonight; E! Entertainment Television; Access Hollywood; and many others. MORE >>

Music Le Salon de Musiques
Sun, May 4, 2014.  After the performance, members of the audience mingle around an elegant and gourmet buffet with Champagne, exchange ideas and meet the artists who not only share their emotions but also their passions and extensive knowledge of the masterpieces they have performed and their composers. MORE >>

Music Target Sundays at CAAM: Cross-Cultural Afro Influences
Sun, May 4, 2014.  Celebrate Spring with cross-cultural Afro influences, live music and other performances as well as special tributes to mothers and the history of Cinco de Mayo. MORE >>

Music Max Collins
Mondays.  Mon, May 5, 2014-Mon, May 26, 2014.  Best known as the bassist and lead vocalist of Eve 6, he wrote most of the band's songs and launched a solo career in 2013. MORE >>

Music Pillar Point
Mon, May 5, 2014.  "...calming vocals and glistening production put [Pillar Point] in a class with Active Child and Superhumanoids — new romantics whose approach to songcraft is as heartfelt as it is carefully composed." - SPIN MORE >>

Music The Lovebirds
Mon, May 5, 2014.  The Lovebirds have shared the stage with many notable musicians, including Steve Poltz, Tristan Prettyman, Bushwalla, The Lumineers, Jack Tempchin, John C. Reilly, Glen Phillips, Sara Watkins, Susanna Hoffs, Berkley Hart, Raining Jane, Jason Mraz, and more. MORE >>

Music Todd Snider
Mon, May 5, 2014.  His album, Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables, was listed at #47 on Rolling Stone's list of the top 50 albums of 2012, saying "One of the sharpest, funniest storytellers in rock, Snider keeps the indictments coming." MORE >>

Music tUnE-yArDS
Mon, May 5, 2014.  tUnE-yArDs is the lo-fi experimental folk project of Merrill Garbus, also of the noisy indie pop band Sister Suvi. A truly solo project, Garbus began writing and performing under the tUnE-yArDs moniker in 2006. She assembled songs with a digital voice recorder and shareware mixing software, making a homespun patchwork of found sounds, field recordings, ukulele, unusual percussion, and her surprisingly soulful vocals. MORE >>

Music Camerata Pacifica
Tue, May 6, 2014.  Camerata Pacifica is “the best chamber music reason to get out of the house in these parts,” says the Los Angeles Times. Drawing the finest chamber artists from around the world, Camerata Pacifica explores the breadth of the chamber music genre in live, dynamic performances presented for a live, dynamic 21st century audience. MORE >>

Music Jenny Lewis
Tue, May 6, 2014.  Jenny Lewis, known for her rock band Rilo Kiley over the past 10 years, has transformed from a shy indie-rocker singing barely above a whisper into an authoritative, take-no-prisoners singer / songwriter / frontwoman. MORE >>

Music NEEDTOBREATHE
Tue, May 6, 2014.  The band has scored an impressive number of placements in films and primetime television shows. MORE >>

Music Nile
Tue, May 6, 2014.  Their music and lyrics are inspired by ancient Egyptian/near Eastern mysticism, history, religion and art, as well as stories by H. P. Lovecraft. MORE >>

Music Rodrigo y Gabriela
Tue, May 6, 2014.  In 2010, the duo reached new heights and audiences across the United States with performances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Lopez Tonight,” “The Today Show,” and even at the White House when they shared the stage with Beyoncé as the musical guests for The President’s State Dinner with The President of Mexico. MORE >>

Music Gardens & Villa
Wed, May 7, 2014-Thu, May 8, 2014.  "With a lyric sheet that's preoccupied with nature and mysticism-- not to mention a singer who's not afraid to whip out a flute-- Gardens & Villa could easily be pegged as hippies. But they're also keen on playing up the artificial qualities of their music, foregrounding synthesizers and mechanized, metronomic rhythms to create a peculiar hybrid of 1960s and 80s sensibilities." - Pitchfork MORE >>

Music Ingrid Michaelson
Wed, May 7, 2014.  Her music has been featured in episodes of several popular television shows including Scrubs, Bones, Grey's Anatomy, The Big C and One Tree Hill. MORE >>

Music Rodrigo y Gabriela
Wed, May 7, 2014.  In 2010, the duo reached new heights and audiences across the United States with performances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Lopez Tonight,” “The Today Show,” and even at the White House when they shared the stage with Beyoncé as the musical guests for The President’s State Dinner with The President of Mexico. MORE >>

Music Atmosphere
Thu, May 8, 2014.  For a dude who seems kind of perpetually pissed off at the world, hip-hop aficionado Atmosphere sure has a talent for bringing out the deepest, innermost emotions within himself and his listeners. While other arena venue rhyme-slingers are hailed as the “saviors of modern hip-hop” just because they don’t turn the AutoTune up to 11 on every track, Atmosphere actually brings legitimacy, integrity and intellectualism back to hip-hop. Because let’s be clear about something, an angry white dude yelling at a camera in music videos doesn’t equate to being groundbreaking by virtue of those qualities alone. Lyricism that is both introspective and externally critical of culture and society, that isn’t afraid to show vulnerability while still being unfiltered and raw, and that can read like both diary pages and literary prose at the same time, that’s what hip-hop should be about. Please don’t let any hip-hop TV or radio stations tell you otherwise. Frontman Slug will happily tell it like it is instead. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music Atomic Bomb! Who is William Onyeabor?
Thu, May 8, 2014.  Performed by David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), The Lijadu Sisters, Money Mark, and Sikane plus special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). MORE >>

Music Korby Lenker
Thu, May 8, 2014.  “…clever is what you can expect from Lenker, a singer-songwriter who covers the broad territory between light, but certainly not lightweight, indie pop and the traditional roots songbook…” – Nashville Scene MORE >>

Music Lucid Crew (Rock)
Thu, May 8, 2014.  Lucid Crew consists of Marlene Sosebee on lead guitar and lead vocals, Amanda Johnson on bass and vocals and Sandie Castaneda on drums and vocals, playing classic rock from Allman Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Outlaws, Peter Frampton, The Doors, Kings of Leon, Eagles, Metallica, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, ZZ Top, Bruce Springsteen, Alice in Chains, Robin Trower, CCR, Foo Fighters, Eric Clapton, Doobie Brothers, T Rex, The Rolling Stones and some originals. MORE >>

Music Strunz & Farah (World)
Thu, May 8, 2014-Fri, May 9, 2014.  Since 1980, they have made 20 albums, 15 of which are studio recordings, including their very popular titles Primal Magic (1990), which topped the Billboard World Music charts, and the Grammy-nominated Américas (1992), and Heat of the Sun (on the top 10 Billboard World Music chart). MORE >>

Music Young Dubliners
Thu, May 8, 2014.  The Young Dubliners consider themselves to be ambassadors of Celtic and American rock. The band members’ dual Irish and American heritage has always resulted in a distinctive and richly varied musical palette. MORE >>

Music Armin van Buuren
Fri, May 9, 2014.  He was the #1 ranked DJ in DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs fan poll a record 5 times, including an unprecedented four consecutive years from 2007 to 2010 and again in 2012. MORE >>

Music Caltech Jazz and Concert Bands Annual Bandorama Concert
Fri, May 9, 2014-Sat, May 10, 2014.  MORE >>

Music Chuck Ragan
Fri, May 9, 2014.  Years and years ago, when I was but a fledgling music writer watching Hot Water Music thrash and screech and shred on stage, I never thought that all this time later I’d be standing in front of an acoustic guitar-laden Chuck Ragan, let alone that this new Ragan could make me emo. If there’s one thing I love though, it’s when artists can show musical versatility without having it feel forced or contrived, and Ragan’s folky, bluesy style is definitively organic while his signature gritty, raspy vocals remain as viscerally evocative as ever. Basically, if Ragan’s crooning can’t move you, there’s a good chance you’re a soulless monster. - Brian Overly MORE >>

Music Margo Rey (Official Ron White After Party)
Fri, May 9, 2014.  In 1998, actor Edward James Olmos heard Margo sing and recommended her for a principal role in the bound-for-Broadway musical Selena Forever, where she was eventually portraying Selena’s mother, Marcella. This role launched a career in musical theatre for her and was the impetus for her move to New York City in 2000. Margo Rey's theatre credits include: Saturday Night Fever, Latin Heat, Like Jazz, Señor Discretion Himself, Zorro (musical), and Canta Luna. MORE >>

Music Nikki Lane
Fri, May 9, 2014.  Named One of CMT’s "Next Women of Country," Rolling Stone also proclaimed, "Nikki Lane breaks stereotypes on her Dan Auerbach-produced second album, All Or Nothin'." MORE >>

Music Old 97's
Fri, May 9, 2014.  The Old 97's are recognized as pioneers of the alt-country movement during the mid to late 1990s along with bands such as Uncle Tupelo, Drive-By Truckers, Whiskeytown, The Jayhawks and The Bottle Rockets. MORE >>

Music Real Vocal String Quartet
Fri, May 9, 2014.  Their work is full of swinging honey bees and stealth-classical Brazilian gems (Gilberto Gil’s “Copo Vazio”); Racy Louisiana folk tunes (“Allons a Lafayette”) and the greatest hit of George Washington’s favorite dancer—composed by a German dwarf (“Durang’s Hornpipe”); covers of Dirty Projectors (“Knotty Pine”) and Swedish fiddle music with a little twist of klezmer (“Falling Polska”). MORE >>

Music Steel Pulse
Fri, May 9, 2014.  The Grammy-winning reggae band has continued their commitment to fighting injustice, educating the masses and promoting positive messages through spiritually uplifting music. MORE >>

Music Tab Benoit
Fri, May 9, 2014.  The Baton Rouge native has been involved in the conservation of the Louisiana wetlands. He is the founder of 'Voice of the Wetlands,' an organization promoting awareness of the receding coastal wetlands of Louisiana. MORE >>

Music Twenty One Pilots
Fri, May 9, 2014.  Tyler Joseph came up with the band's name while studying All My Sons by Arthur Miller, a play about a man who must decide what is best for his family after causing the death of twenty one pilots during World War II because he knowingly sent them faulty parts for the good of his business. MORE >>

Music We Are Scientists
Fri, May 9, 2014.  A recurring theme in my contributions to this week’s issue seems to be the concept of appropriate venue sizing for bands, as you might have read elsewhere and will surely read more of a few lines down. Usually, these monologues are dominated by me pretentiously complaining that the bands I like are playing venues too big, that I don’t want to share my bands with other, lesser fans, and generally standing on my proverbial porch, ready to turn the hose on any youth daring enough to get close to my figurative property. But this … this is more than I could ask for. A super legit indie band in a super legit, tiny venue? Yes, please. So much yes. Completely dance-able and completely sing-along-able, this band is all kinds of awesome. Infectiously catchy, you’ll still be singing the lyrics days after this show, but they’re good enough that you’ll never hit that point where you’re ready to take an ice pick to your brain to try and get it out. Trust me, you’ll be more than happy to let their songs hang out in there for a good while. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music A Perfect Circle
Sat, May 10, 2014.  While it may not be the early 2000s anymore and most of A Perfect Circle’s genre-mates have either gone the way of the dinosaurs or stuck around and … let their talent go that direction, the iconic rock group is still one everyone should see at least once. As the vehicle for Maynard James Keenan’s moodier and more atmospheric inclinations, the band holds some of the best instrumentalists in all of modern hard rock. Along with every member being individually skilled, the dudes just know how to perform. Even if Maynard fans seem a little scary, which they are, the band always gives a memorable experience to an audience, both sonically and visually. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music Fortunate Youth (Reggae)
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Their 2011 album, "Irie State of Mind” rose to #2 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and also locked in a #13 position on Billboard Top 100 Reggae Albums. MORE >>

Music Jacaranda (Classical)
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Jacaranda, with a motto of “music at the edge,” is a series of intimate concert adventures into the realm of new and rarely heard classical music designed to awaken curiosity, passion and discovery. Founded in 2003 by arts impresario Patrick Scott and conductor/organist Mark Alan Hilt, Jacaranda produces a series (eight concerts this season) that features current and rising stars in the world of classical music performance. MORE >>

Music Joan Sebastian
Sat, May 10, 2014.  He has composed hundreds of songs and been a regular staple on the Top-40 charts in Mexico since his career began in 1977. MORE >>

Music Morrissey
Sat, May 10, 2014.  In 2009, he abandoned the stage at Coachella because of the smell of cooking meat. MORE >>

Music The Glitch Mob
Sat, May 10, 2014.  There are lots of great, supremely talented and iconic singers in this week’s Frequency, but the Glitch Mob is one of precious few groups who doesn’t need a vocalist at all to set a mood or create an atmosphere in their music. The DJ threesome manage to effortlessly make epic, big-sounding jams that are both dance-conducive in groups and good for blasting full volume alone in the car. And then you look at how intense their tech setup is for them to achieve that affect, and maybe “effortless” isn’t the best descriptive word. “Makes it look easy until the rest of us lowly peons plays with one of their gadgets and realize how clueless we are with sound creation technology that doesn’t emit farm animal noises” might be more accurate. Point being, this is the best dance party you’re going to find in Los Angeles this week, so get your best neon beads, fur accessories and hallucinogens ready. If you’re into that kind of thing. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music William Tyler
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Tyler’s latest project, "Impossible Truth," was inspired by two books: “Barney Hoskyns's “Hotel California,” which chronicles the Laurel Canyon music scene of the early 1970s, and Mike Davis's “The Ecology of Fear,” a sociologist's take on the history of the destruction of Los Angeles via real and imagined disasters. The simultaneous tackling of these tomes led Tyler to build an instrumental narrative inspired by the promise and psychosis of Southern California, producing an atmosphere of apocalyptic expectation and bittersweet nostalgia. MORE >>

Music Abbey Road - Beatles Tribute
Sun, May 11, 2014.  With their tight harmonies, flawless note for note renditions of Beatles hits, custom–tailored costumes, vintage instruments, Liverpudlian dialect and precise attention to every detail, Abbey Road has honed their show to become one of the most musically and visually satisfying Beatle tribute acts in the world. MORE >>

Music Jesse Cook
Sun, May 11, 2014.  The Toronto-based guitarist, who has shared the stage with the likes of B.B. King, Ray Charles, Diana Krall, The Gipsy Kings and more, was the silver award winner in Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Player’s Choice Awards, is a three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz awards for Guitarist Of The Year and also won a coveted Juno Award for his musicianship. MORE >>

Music Rick Springfield
Sun, May 11, 2014.  In 1981, Springfield became a soap opera star on General Hospital. He had signed a contract with RCA Records and already recorded the album Working Class Dog, which neither he nor his agent had expected would do very well, which is why Springfield took the soap role. But the song "Jessie's Girl" went to No. 1, and Springfield ended up both playing the role of Dr. Noah Drake from 1981 through 1983, while simultaneously going on tour with his band. The success of the song boosted the ratings of the show. MORE >>

Music The Spazmatics
Mondays.  Mon, May 12, 2014-Mon, May 26, 2014.  The fun foursome pulls out all the biggest hits of the '80s. While most of them were obvious -- "C'mon Eileen," "Rebel Yell," "I Love Rock n' Roll," "Sweet Dreams," "Jesse's Girl," "Footloose" -- what set them apart from your average bar-variety hit rockers is the way they rendered the retro. They used synchronized choreography, mini-mashup moments infusing riffs from current hits, and lots of audience participation. MORE >>

Music Blessthefall
Tue, May 13, 2014.  Did you know that the band was featured on the 2010 Punk Goes Classic Rock album covering "Dream On" by Aerosmith? MORE >>

Music Silverstein
Tue, May 13, 2014.  Their February 7, 2012 release, Short Songs, is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed fifth studio album Rescue, which debuted at #37 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. Produced by John Valeriote, who produced both Rescue and the Transitions EP, the two-sided release consists of 22 tracks comprised of brand new originals and seminal punk covers - all of which are under 90 seconds. MORE >>

Music BROODS
Wed, May 14, 2014.  “Looking for some gorgeous pop music to dive into and subsequently peddle to your friends this coming weekend? Look no further than Broods' self-titled debut EP…” - Billboard Magazine MORE >>

Music Cisco Adler
Wed, May 14, 2014.  Cisco is one half of the alternative hip-hop group Shwayze. The duo have released several hit records, produced by Adler, that have reached Number #1 on the iTunes charts and debuted in the Top 10 on the US Billboard Charts. MORE >>

Music Katey Laurel
Wed, May 14, 2014.  As a live performer, Katey has shared the stage with Howie Day, Herbert Gronemeyer, Matt Morris, Katie Herzig, Bill Mallonee, Karla Bonoff, Braddigan (of Dispatch), The Bittersweets, Blue Oyster Cult, Red Molly, Trevor Hall, Nashville Star finalist Tamika Tyler and others. MORE >>

Music Lindsey Stirling
Wed, May 14, 2014.  On October 29, 2013 Lindsey re-released an expanded version of her self-titled debut album, which reached number one on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart and the Billboard Classical Album Chart. MORE >>

Music Lindsey Stirling
Thu, May 15, 2014.  On October 29, 2013 Lindsey re-released an expanded version of her self-titled debut album, which reached number one on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart and the Billboard Classical Album Chart. MORE >>

Music Primal Fear
Thu, May 15, 2014.  Primal Fear had their highest success, and most chart entries with their 2012 release, Unbreakable. The album landed on 20 January 2012 with chart entries in Germany (No. 31), Sweden (No. 48), Finland (No. 50), Japan (No. 27), Austria (No. 74), Switzerland (No. 51) and the Netherlands (Top 200), and for the first time in the band's history, they showed up on the US Billboard Heatseekers chart, landing at No. 44. MORE >>

Music The Stone Foxes
Thu, May 15, 2014.  “The Stone Foxes have an energetic style that’s rooted in swampy, foot-stomping blues-rock…ambitious arrangements with diverse moods ranging from acoustic twang to thunderous electric-guitar riffs” — NPR/WXPN “World Café" MORE >>

Music Eternal Summers
Fri, May 16, 2014.  Find out why Pitchfork wrote, "The duo take the hazy, lazy beach vibe of summer and segue into autumn, with dreamy vocal lines floating over distorted guitar lines soaked in undulating reverb." MORE >>

Music Iggy Azalea
Fri, May 16, 2014.  In 2012, Azalea became the first female, and non-American rapper, to be featured on XXL magazine's annual Top 10 Freshman" cover issue. MORE >>

Music Lower
Fri, May 16, 2014-Sat, May 17, 2014.  "dense, beguiling punk poetry" - Pitchfork MORE >>

Music Maximo Park
Fri, May 16, 2014.  “Cleverly maneuvered their way into the slipstream of far cooler Alt. rock pioneers” – NME MORE >>

Music The KuL (Rock)
Fri, May 16, 2014.  The KuL is a band on a musical journey of expression, freedom, and experience. A willingness to explore and create a sound of hope and awareness for the masses blinded by a cloud of paranoia. By blending soul, blues, funk, and rock n roll, The KüL has created a sound and style that is unique and all their own. MORE >>

Music UCLA Spring Sing
Fri, May 16, 2014.  Since its debut in 1945, Spring Sing has showcased UCLA's most talented students performing song, dance and sketch comedy. The show attracts celebrities, scouts and Bruins of all ages, who watch amazing performances by up-and-coming stars or then-unknown hidden gems like Sara Bareilles and Maroon 5. MORE >>

Music Wild Child
Fri, May 16, 2014.  Faithfully re-creating a live Doors concert on stage, the music is painstakingly reproduced and combined with the voice, look and essence of Jim Morrison live on stage (performed by lead singer Dave Brock). Wild Child mirrors the depth, energy and emotion of The Doors concerts as they were live back in the late 1960s, utilizing the same musical instruments live as The Doors did over 35 years ago. MORE >>

Music Christina Perri
Sat, May 17, 2014.  She wrote and recorded "A Thousand Years" for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. MORE >>

Music Hollywood U2
Sat, May 17, 2014.  "I’ve seen a lot of tribute bands and these guys are not good, they’re great!" - Richard Blade (radio host and TV producer) MORE >>

Music Lauryn Hill
Sat, May 17, 2014.  In middle school, Hill performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" before a basketball game. Due to its popularity, subsequent games featured a recording of her rendition. MORE >>

Music Lust For Youth
Sat, May 17, 2014.  The Copenhagen band has been compared to early Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys and New Order. MORE >>

Music Minnie Driver
Sat, May 17, 2014.  Did you know that she was considered for the role of Rose in Titanic, which ultimately was won by Kate Winslet? MORE >>

Music Saturdays Off the 405
Sat, May 17, 2014.  Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Plus, don't miss the free Spotlight After Dark tours in the galleries. Join in a provocative 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator. MORE >>

Music Skid Row
Sat, May 17, 2014.  In 1990, singer Sebastian Bach put on a t-shirt proclaiming the anti-gay slogan "AIDS Kills Fags Dead". The shirt was given to him by a fan. Bach has since repeatedly apologized for and disavowed the statement, and has also donated money to AIDS causes. MORE >>

Music London Grammar
Sun, May 18, 2014.  In January 2014, the British band performed "Strong" and "Wasting My Young Years" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, marking their debut performance on American television. MORE >>

Music Nim Vind
Sun, May 18, 2014.  If you can imagine an Edward Sissorhands- type character who sings like David Bowie and sounds like a more classic Volbeat, you may have something like Nim Vind. MORE >>

Music Phinehas
Sun, May 18, 2014.  Phinehas, son of Eleazar, appears in the book of Joshua. When the tribes of Reuben and Gad, together with the half-tribe of Manasseh, depart to take possession of their lands beyond the Jordan, they build a great altar on the other side; the remainder of the Israelites mistake this for a separatist move to set up a new religious centre, and send Phinehas to investigate. In addition to these episodes, Phinehas appears as the chief adviser in the war with the Benjamites. MORE >>

Music Songwriters’ Square
Sun, May 18, 2014.  An intimate evening with 4 talented LA singer-songwriters, playing their own tunes alone and together. The third Sunday of the month. MORE >>

Music The Browning
Sun, May 18, 2014.  "...a catchy song is a catchy song and The Browning writes catchy songs. Hell, they were so catchy on Burn This World (their debut) it ended up being one of my favorite discs of 2011." - Metal Storm MORE >>

Music James Blunt
Mon, May 19, 2014.  Blunt was an officer in the British Army Life Guards, a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and served under NATO in Kosovo during the conflict in 1999. While posted to Kosovo, Blunt was introduced to the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF or "Doctors Without Borders"). Since then, Blunt has been an active supporter of MSF by holding meet-and-greet auctions at many of his concerts, and filming the documentary Return to Kosovo, in which he visited the people and places he had encountered while stationed there. MORE >>

Music Lykke Li
Mon, May 19, 2014.  Equal parts infectiously fun and hauntingly dark, Lykke Li is one of very few who can walk that line of melancholic indie and mainstream pop, pulling the best aspects of each genre without any of the pitfalls. With her unique vocal style and visual aesthetic, the Swedish songstress brings a much-needed artsiness to pop music and flair for performing that makes sure an audience gets their money’s worth at her shows. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music Band of Skulls
Tue, May 20, 2014.  Their song, "I Know What I Am," was featured in the soundtrack for the TV series Friday Night Lights, Volume 2 and also appeared in "Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock". Another song, "Friends," was included on The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack. MORE >>

Music Their / They’re / There
Tue, May 20, 2014.  ""New Blood," simply put, is a rock song made up of nothing but sharp edges, Weiss' keening vocals ably handling the kind of acute angles you'd expect from Kinsella, a member of time-signature-strangling emo's royal family." - Pitchfork MORE >>

Music Kraak & Smaak
Wed, May 21, 2014.  With support by KCRW's Jason Bentley they achieved popularity in the US and various tracks found their way into television series such as Grey’s Anatomy, Men in Trees and What About Brian? MORE >>

Music Nickel Creek
Wed, May 21, 2014.  “If O Brother, Where Art Thou? cracked open the door to bluegrass’ past for a new generation, Nickel Creek are bent on giving it a future.” — Entertainment Weekly MORE >>

Music The Secret Sisters
Wed, May 21, 2014.  With a love for music coming from both sides of their family (their grandfather and his brothers forged a group called The Happy Valley Boys), they grew up with a zeal for country music and sang songs with their family by country music artists such as Don Williams. The girls first learned to harmonize through singing a cappella at their hometown church. MORE >>

Music Gesaffelstein
Thu, May 22, 2014-Fri, May 23, 2014.  The French techno artist and DJ produced two tracks on Kanye West's album, Yeezus, including the lead single "Black Skinhead." MORE >>

Music Jefferson Starship
Thu, May 22, 2014.  In Blows Against the Empire, Paul Kantner and Grace Slick sang about a group of people escaping Earth in a hijacked starship. In 1971, the album was nominated for the prestigious science fiction prize, the Hugo Award, a rare honor for a musical recording. Rolling Stone calls it "a sci-fi song suite that now suffers from concept-album creakiness but at its time boasted an experimental edge". MORE >>

Music Katchafire (Reggae)
Thu, May 22, 2014.  Katchafire formed in 1997 as a Bob Marley tribute band and later began writing and performing their own songs. MORE >>

Music Ledisi
Thu, May 22, 2014.  Her debut, Lost & Found garnered strong reviews and two Grammy nominations, including one for Best New Artist. MORE >>

Music Nathaniel Rateliff
Thu, May 22, 2014.  “Pensive, Rousing, Stark, Eloquent…Cash Echoes.” — The New York Times MORE >>

Music New Blues Revolution
Thu, May 22, 2014.  A favorite of critics, New Blues Revolution has received rave reviews from several national music magazines. Fred Goodman, editor of Cashbox, wrote, "The material has...strong hooky melodies in abundance." Music Connection describes the show: “When you see this powerhouse band you’ll be entertained by...a cry of the Stones’ Exile on Main Street. On the other hand, the original sounds and stage presence places this band in a category of their own. When it’s time to rock, no messin’ around -- they rock with counterblows -- yet the ballads come off smooth and well-written." MORE >>

Music Alien Ant Farm
Fri, May 23, 2014.  Their name comes from an idea original guitarist Terry Corso had about aliens and the earth: "it was just my daydream about our planet being seeded by entities from other dimensions" MORE >>

Music Cash'd Out
Fri, May 23, 2014.  The next best thing to Johnny Cash, Cash’d Out is the only tribute band endorsed by and linked to the official Johnny Cash website. MORE >>

Music Gloria Trevi
Fri, May 23, 2014.  Called the "Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop" by the music channel VH1, Trevi has sold more than 20 million records. MORE >>

Music Hellogoodbye
Fri, May 23, 2014.  I’ll admit it, I used to not be so into this band. I’m just of the mind that whenever you mix modern emo and synth-pop, it inevitably sounds like children’s music – for children tripping balls off the prescription drugs they’ve hijacked from their parents’ medicine cabinets. And maybe a part of me held them slightly responsible for the modern spawning of even worse second-generation emo-synth-pop bands, those of the Owl City and the Ready Set variety. But somewhere along the way, in the very recent past, these dudes got really legit. Going a slightly more indie-pop route for their new album, which I must admit is actually pretty killer, by the way, the fivesome actually sound like grown-ups now. Backhanded as all that may sound, it’s a respectable feat that the band can maintain the fun and youthful quality of their early work without it feeling like a guilty pleasure. If anything, the more mature sound they’ve taken, which pulls in everything from garage rock to occasional Motown-esque vibes, really lets frontman Forrest Kline’s smart and witty lyricism shine. Along for the ride is Gold Motel, the new project from former Hush Sound frontwoman Greta Morgan. Anyone familiar with Morgan’s Hush Sound work knows that she breaks the prototypical mold of the modern rock songstress, instead opting to bring a little more old-fashioned class and culture to the stage. With her signature balance of deep and sultry vocal tones with an effortlessly sparkling and delicate execution, Morgan is one of few vocalists who stand out as an adult in a scene otherwise dominated by kids. And if ever there were someone who could restore the good and honorable name of female-fronted bands in the wake of … recent events, it would indeed be her. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music Howlin' Rain
Fri, May 23, 2014.  Having been formed by bandleader-singer-guitarist Ethan Miller in 2004, as a melodic offshoot of blazing new-psych innovators Comets On Fire, Howlin Rain soon caught the attention of uber-producer Rick Rubin, who signed them to his American Recordings label and involved himself deeply in their subsequent musical evolution thereafter. MORE >>

Music Marco Antonio Solis
Fri, May 23, 2014.  He has sold over 80 million records and in 2010 he received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. MORE >>

Music Papercuts
Fri, May 23, 2014.  Papercuts is the moniker of San Francisco singer/songwriter/producer Jason Quever. Quever’s haunting melodies soar over strings, garagey guitar hooks, piano and mellotron, all held together by energetic bass and drums that never rely on a cliched beat. MORE >>

Music Against Me!
Sat, May 24, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  In 2012, singer and guitarist Laura Jane Grace, nee Tom Gable, publicly came out as transgender, beginning a transition to living as a woman and dropping the name Tom Gabel. The band finished recording their sixth studio album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, during the summer of 2013, and released it in January of 2014. MORE >>

Music Ari Hest
Sat, May 24, 2014.  For the entire year of 2008, Ari wrote, recorded and released a new song every week for 52 weeks and sent them via email to subscribers who paid a one time fee to receive all 52 songs throughout the year. MORE >>

Music Carmella
Sat, May 24, 2014.  Lush cinematic arrangements mixed with an eerie wash of electronica over substantial foundation of rhythmic songwriting characterizes the unique sound Carmella brings to the listener. With notable tracks like Grief (which was included in their recent publishing deal with Imaginary Friends) gaining attention, Carmella's unmistakable artistry is making its mark. MORE >>

Music Chase & Status
Sat, May 24, 2014.  “Chase & Status are nothing short of megastars” – SPIN MORE >>

Music Hapa
Sat, May 24, 2014.  The New York Times calls Hapa the most successful Hawaiian music troupe in recent history. MORE >>

Music Protomartyr
Sat, May 24, 2014.  Spin proclaimed that, "Protomartyr's talent lies in assembling sly post-punk that's rich in tight hooks and brutal, cathartic couplets," while Randall Roberts of The Los Angeles Times wrote, "The best music I saw Saturday night [at SXSW] was by a Detroit post-punk band, Protomartyr." MORE >>

Music Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle
Sat, May 24, 2014.  Colvin & Earle will share the stage for a night of song swapping, duets, storytelling, and guitar playing. These two longtime friends and mutual admirers will share music from their extensive catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs by other classic songwriters. MORE >>

Music Cubensis
Sun, May 25, 2014.  What a long, strange show it will be with this Grateful Dead tribute band. MORE >>

Music Leif Vollebekk
Sun, May 25, 2014.  Ann Powers of NPR Music included the album on her "Under-The-Radar Albums Preview of 2014" list and wrote, "Vollebekk also openly borrows from Jeff Buckley - always a daring move. With a grit-and-honey voice and a way of opening up his own confessions until they become universal, Vollebekk pulls it off." MORE >>

Music Raphael
Sun, May 25, 2014.  When he was 9, the Spanish singer was recognized as the best child voice in Europe at a contest in Salzburg, Austria. MORE >>

Music Rita Wilson
Sun, May 25, 2014.  She started her career with a guest appearance on The Brady Bunch, starred in many TV shows and movies, married Tom Hanks and lately she released an album of 60s and 70s classics. MORE >>

Music The Bloody Beetroots
Mon, May 26, 2014.  Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki was an early, and passionate, convert: " The Bloody Beetroots is my favorite project right now. Bob’s remixes are some of my biggest bangers in my sets." He lost no time in snapping up Bloody Beetroots to release their US debut. MORE >>

Music Blood Red Shoes
Tue, May 27, 2014.  Find out why NME wrote, "we’ll have to be content with Blood Red Shoes quietly becoming one of the most thrillingly loud bands we’ve got – and the promising hope that there’ll be plenty more fire exactly like this from them for years to come." MORE >>

Music Liars
Tue, May 27, 2014.  They met when Angus Andrew (vocals/guitar) and Julian Gross (drums) were studying in the Cal Arts Photography Program, while Aaron Hemphill (percussion, guitar, synth), who had studied microbiology in Junior College in San Diego, was then employed in LA at a record store. MORE >>

Music Parquet Courts
Wed, May 28, 2014.  "...led by a propulsive earworm guitar hook and quick-paced, no frills percussion loaded with momentum." - Pitchfork MORE >>

Music Sea Wolf
Wed, May 28, 2014.  His song, "The Violet Hour," was featured in Twilight: New Moon. MORE >>

Music The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show: Brit Floyd Discovery World Tour 2014
Wed, May 28, 2014.  Named after Pink Floyd’s recent box set of the same name, and featuring music from the Syd Barrett led '60s psychedelic pop of ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’, through to the nineties ‘The Division Bell’, and everything in between, the brand new DISCOVERY show will capture in note-for-note detail, all your favourite moments as well as a few lesser known gems, from one of the most outstanding and enduring back catalogues in the history of recorded music. MORE >>

Music Banks
Thu, May 29, 2014.  "When the chanteuse warns a poser [in her single, Brain], “Boy, don’t hurt your brain,” she does it with such blissful serenity that the jab is twice as devastating." - Entertainment Weekly's Spring 2014 Playlist MORE >>

Music M.I.A.
Thu, May 29, 2014.  M.I.A. is the first person of Asian descent to be nominated for an Oscar and Grammy award in the same year. USA Today included her on its list of the 100 Most Interesting People of 2007 and she was named one of Time Out 's 40th Birthday London Heroes in 2008. The same year, Esquire listed M.I.A. as one of the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st century, describing her as the first and only major artist in world music, and in 2009 she was cited in Time Magazine's Time 100 as one of the world's most influential people for her global influence across many genres. MORE >>

Music Perfect Pussy
Thu, May 29, 2014.  Some of their inclusions in the "Best Of 2013" rankings include Pitchfork's "Albums of The Year: Honorable Mentions," Pitchfork's "Top 100 Tracks of 2013," Rolling Stone's "27 Best Albums You Didn't Hear in 2013" and eMusic's "14 Artists to Watch in 2014." MORE >>

Music Dave Widow
Fri, May 30, 2014.  Widow's 2013 album, "Waiting For The World To End," was touted by the Blues Foundation as a Top Five Finalist in the "Best Self-Produced CD" category in 2013. MORE >>

Music DSB (World's #1 Journey Tribute)
Fri, May 30, 2014.  Complete with a band of world-class Los Angeles musicians, DSB remains true to Journey’s musical legacy and delivers the nostalgic concert experience that will keep you Believin’! MORE >>

Music Lana Del Rey
Fri, May 30, 2014.  Her sophomore album, Born to Die, sold over 5 million copies worldwide to date, and was the fifth best-selling album of 2012. MORE >>

Music The Soul Rebels
Fri, May 30, 2014.  They won the 2010 Big Easy Award for Best Contemporary Brass Band and they were nominated for the 2011 award. MORE >>

Music Boogie Knights
Sat, May 31, 2014.  The world's premier live disco era show band. This wacky group diligently defends the kingdom of disco, while wearing bell bottoms, platform shoes, polyester shirts and frizzy retro wigs. Frequently seen on national TV! MORE >>

Music Lindi Ortega
Sat, May 31, 2014.  The New York Times praised Ortega for having “untamed instincts, but classic bones” while USA Today wrote, “Ortega’s tremulous, sweetly ragged soprano makes desperation sound sumptuous.” MORE >>

Music Raúl di Blasio
Sat, May 31, 2014.  Di Blasio has collaborated with Alejandro Fernández, Marco Antonio Solís, Julio Iglesias, Rocío Dúrcal, Juan Gabriel, Michael Bolton, Cristian Castro, Vargas de Tecalitlán, José Feliciano, El Consorcio, London Symphony Orchestra, Fernando De La Mora, Wendy Pedersen and more. MORE >>

Music Dead Winter Carpenters
Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Defying musical boundaries, DWC blends elements of rock’n’roll, folk, roots, country, bluegrass, ragtime, blues and reggae music with choice influences ranging from throughout rock history and the traditional fiddle tunes of earlier times. MORE >>

Music Le Salon de Musiques
Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  After the performance, members of the audience mingle around an elegant and gourmet buffet with Champagne, exchange ideas and meet the artists who not only share their emotions but also their passions and extensive knowledge of the masterpieces they have performed and their composers. MORE >>

Music Hugh Laurie
Mon, Jun 2, 2014.  A world-class rower, he was forced to abandon rowing during a bout of mononucleosis. Laurie joined the Cambridge Footlights, the university dramatic club that has produced many well-known actors and comedians, where he met Emma Thompson, with whom he had a romantic relationship; the two remain good friends. MORE >>

Music Tyler Ward
Mon, Jun 2, 2014.  Ward has opened shows for The Jonas Brothers and The Fray and performed a duet with The Band Perry. MORE >>

Music Cee Lo Green
Tue, Jun 3, 2014.  In 2006, "Crazy" was the first single to go straight to #1 in the UK based on digital download sales alone and was ranked as Rolling Stone's #1 song of the decade. MORE >>

Music Kris Delmhorst
Tue, Jun 3, 2014.  “…a gorgeous, tender, evocative voice and a textured and varied musical palette.” — Amazon.com MORE >>

Music Kelis
Wed, Jun 4, 2014.  Her single, Milkshake, was a huge hit. The Observer named the song the best single of 2004, while Pitchfork listed the song at #8 of the top 50 singles of 2003 and listing "Milkshake" at #21 of the top 100 singles of 2000–2004. Stylus named the song as the 13th-best single of 2000–2005 while VH1 ranked the song at #61 on its list of the 100 Greatest Songs of the '00s. MORE >>

Music Margot & the Nuclear So and Sos
Wed, Jun 4, 2014.  “[Singer/guitarist] Richard Edwards’ uneasy sounds are masterpieces of controlled tension” — SPIN MORE >>

Music Carmina Burana
Thu, Jun 5, 2014-Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  A pop culture favorite, Carmina Burana has been featured in many disparate films as The Last of the Mohicans, Speed and Excalibur and such television shows as Glee, The Simpsons and Survivor. The irreverent and dynamic work, based on a remarkable collection of 13th century writings by medieval poets, defrocked monks, vagabond scholars and minstrels, illuminates the bawdy and sensuous side of mankind. Written in 1936, it is perhaps the most recognized choral work of the 20th century. MORE >>

Music Fallen Riviera
Thu, Jun 5, 2014.  Will Parry and Steve Ornest formed Fallen Riviera while attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After making the move to Los Angeles, the band hit the local club circuit hard, gradually building a loyal fan base. They released an EP called "Six Mines", which was ranked Album of the Year by Music Connection Magazine and awarded them the 2011 Lauren Picard Emerging Artist of the Year Award at Cornell University. MORE >>

Music JOHNNYSWIM
Thu, Jun 5, 2014.  A critical favorite from Entertainment Weekly: “…a roaring good time…As lovely as they are talented…” to Billboard: “We fell in love with them musically, personally, everything.” MORE >>

Music Sylvan Esso
Thu, Jun 5, 2014.  "An ambitious duo not content to stay in one genre or even one time period, Sylvan Esso sound distinctly contemporary and strangely timeless at the same time." - SPIN MORE >>

Music The Young Presidents
Thu, Jun 5, 2014.  The New York CIty rock band blends classic rock & roll with a dash of 90s alternative. Vocalist and guitarist Jake Hertzog and bassist Mitch Kaneff are united by their passion for rock music, inspired by everything from Cream to Train, from The Jimi Hendrix Experience to Nirvana. MORE >>

Music Koffeehouse First Fridays
Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  Koffeehouse Sessions features the best in emerging bands and singer/songwriters the first Friday of every month. MORE >>

Music Little Hurricane
Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  Their song, "Give 'Em Hell," was featured in the Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit Issue Video. MORE >>

Music Meshuggah
Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  Meshuggah was named as one of the ten most important hard rock and heavy metal bands by Rolling Stone and as the most important band in metal by Alternative Press. MORE >>

Music Nick Waterhouse
Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  “His solos, haloed with reverb, are rhythmically tight, technically messy, dynamically crafty, almost insightful. All their strangeness matters.” — The New York Times MORE >>

Music The Bangles
Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  "Walk Like an Egyptian" was the #1 song of 1987 according to Billboard. MORE >>

Music Angel City Chorale: Elements
Sat, Jun 7, 2014-Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  The first half of the concerts will feature selections that explore the elements in a variety of musical styles including pop (Earth, Wind & Fire), classical (Brahms), as well as spirituals ("Ain'a That Good News"). The second half of the program features the West Coast Premiere of Tin’s new song cycle, The Drop that Contained the Sea. The much-anticipated follow-up to Tin’s Grammy Award-winning album, Calling All Dawns, the new work is based on ancient texts about water as well the 19th century poetry of Botev and Longfellow. MORE >>

Music Black Label Society
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Order of The Black, their 8th studio album, reached #4 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2010. MORE >>

Music Classical Happy Hour
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Classical Revolution: Los Angeles presents chamber music in relaxed, accessible venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Called an "addictive new series" by Mark Swed of the L.A. Times. The first Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Music Il Volo
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  The three pop-opera singers started their career in 2009, when they met on the second edition of the Italian RAI TV music competition show, Ti Lascio una Canzone. MORE >>

Music Logic
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  It is not everyday that a hip-hop artist achieves worldwide success hailing from the state of Maryland, but recent Def Jam-signee has toured with Kid Cudi, Big Sean and Tyler the Creator. MORE >>

Music Make Music Pasadena
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  California’s largest free music festival features over 150 spanning 20 city blocks around Pasadena. MORE >>

Music Saosin
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Despite the name recognition they carry, Saosin is an entirely underrated band. The Orange County melodic rockers...are some of the hardest working dudes in their scene, the fivesome get better every time I see and hear them, and frontman Cove Reber’s vocals never fail to be awe-inspiring. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music The Brothers Comatose
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  "This San Francisco quintet's brand of American roots music is anything but snoozeworthy. With a stylistic palette that includes high-bounce bluegrass and soulful folk, the band revels in forward-moving melodies, cleanly interwoven harmonies…." - San Francisco Weekly MORE >>

Music The Temptations
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Three classic Temptations songs, "My Girl," "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. MORE >>

Music Uh Huh Her
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  The band's name was inspired by PJ Harvey's album of the same name. MORE >>

Music The Faint
Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  The band performed their song, "Teach Me Teacher," on the children's show Yo Gabba Gabba! in 2010. MORE >>

Music Lime Cordial
Mon, Jun 9, 2014.  The five-member Australian band make rambunctious '70s blue-eyed soul-, funk- and rock-influenced pop. MORE >>

Music Eric Burdon
Tue, Jun 10, 2014-Wed, Jun 11, 2014.  The English singer/songwriter and Rock 'n roll legend rose to fame as a member of The Animals, followed by a sting with the funk band War, then parlayed that success into a career as a solo artist. MORE >>

Music Hillstomp
Tue, Jun 10, 2014.  Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Henry Kammerer and drummer/percussionist John Johnson, the duo draw heavily from north Mississippi trance blues, a bit from the hills of Appalachia, and then use the energy of punkabilly, to create a raucous hill-country-blues-stomp with a fiery youth and vigor. MORE >>

Music Chelsea Wolfe
Wed, Jun 11, 2014.  She is known for her "specific brand of drone-metal-art-folk." MORE >>

Music Eels
Wed, Jun 11, 2014.  Eels appearred on many film soundtracks including Scream 2, American Beauty, Road Trip, Holes, The Anniversary Party, Knocked Up, Yes Man, The End of Violence, Hellboy II, Hot Fuzz, The Big White, and the first three Shrek movies. MORE >>

Music Video Games Live
Wed, Jun 11, 2014.  Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top orchestras & choirs perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience! MORE >>

Music Cowboy Junkies
Thu, Jun 12, 2014.  The group's second album, The Trinity Session, was named by The Los Angeles Times as one of the ten best albums of 1988. MORE >>

Music A Wilhelm Scream
Fri, Jun 13, 2014.  The New Bedford, MA band's name is a reference to the Wilhelm Scream, a famous stock sound effect which is mainly used in films. MORE >>

Music Ben Watt
Fri, Jun 13, 2014.  The British musician, DJ, record producer and radio presenter might be best known as one half of the duo Everything but the Girl whose "Missing" was a huge hit in the 90s. MORE >>

Music Electric Six
Fri, Jun 13, 2014.  See and hear why Spin Magazine wrote that Electric Six "crams Tenacious D, Prince, and 80's metal into the same sweaty club." MORE >>

Music Guided By Voices
Fri, Jun 13, 2014.  Originating from Dayton, Ohio, GBV made frequent personnel changes but always maintained the presence of principal songwriter Robert Pollard. MORE >>

Music Lily & Madeleine
Fri, Jun 13, 2014.  “Their voices can pierce through the chaos of everyday life and actually make you stop what you’re doing, if only for a second, and truly listen.” — American Songwriter MORE >>

Music 7Seconds
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  It has been nearly nine years since the legendary American hardcore punk band released an album (2005's Take It Back, Take It On, Take It Over!), but that's about to change with the release of their new album, Leave A Light On. MORE >>

Music A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Ranging from Rockabilly to Outlaw Country, performers include national headliners, tribute bands and local acts. There will also be the Pin-Up Pageant, the Hot Rod, Kustoms & Motorcycle Gallery plus more than 100 vendors, food and drinks. MORE >>

Music Lady Antebellum
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Lady Antebellum was awarded Top New Duo or Group by the Academy of Country Music and New Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association in 2008. They were nominated for two Grammy Awards at the 51st Grammy Awards; and two more at the 52nd Grammy Awards, winning the award for Best Country Performance by Duo or Group with Vocals for "I Run to You." MORE >>

Music Los Amigos Invisibles
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Los Amigos Invisibles is a multiple-Grammy nominated and Latin Grammy winning Venezuelan band that plays a blend of disco, acid jazz and funk mixed with Latin rhythms. MORE >>

Music Neon Trees
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  The band's name was imspired by the lighted trees on the In-N-Out Burger signs. With special guest Nightmare And The Cat. MORE >>

Music Playboy Jazz Festival
Sat, Jun 14, 2014-Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  Celebrate with Playboy and an amazing all-star lineup of the best jazz musicians around. MORE >>

Music The Fray
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  They were one of the most licensed bands of 2006, with their music being featured on Scrubs, Grey’s Anatomy, What About Brian, NCIS, One Tree Hill and Bones as well as in HBO’s summer promos. MORE >>

Music Ennio Morricone
Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  A night of Morricone's legendary film scores including The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso, The Mission, Once Upon a Time in the West and many more! MORE >>

Music Songwriters’ Square
Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  An intimate evening with 4 talented LA singer-songwriters, playing their own tunes alone and together. The third Sunday of the month. MORE >>

Music Cloud Control
Tue, Jun 17, 2014.  Find out why The Sun wrote, “The Aussie four-piece deliver a wonderfully modern spin on Sixties psychedelic…which rambles along like a Jack Kerouac road trip.” MORE >>

Music Metronomy
Tue, Jun 17, 2014.  Though I’m slightly hesitant to admit this, I really didn’t care for Metronomy when first introduced to them. I was 100-percent sure they were one of those bands that intentionally make themselves unlistenable and aurally displeasing, just for the sake of being hipster darlings for their irony. Or whatever. Then their not single-tracks started to invade my brainspace. Insufferable as they had been previously, I was hooked. Like a sickly gazelle in the jaws of the lion, they had snared me. Maybe I was led astray by a few choice tracks, but it turns out that a large portion of the band’s body of work is actually really well done, completely danceable indie. It’s slightly pretentious, but in a slightly snarky way that isn’t completely inaccessible. Is … is that what it’s like when irony is used for good instead of evil? - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music Molly Ringwald
Tuesdays.  Tue, Jun 17, 2014-Tue, Jul 15, 2014.  Since her debut Jazz album dropped in April 2013, Ringwald and her band have performed over 140 concerts in four countries. MORE >>

Music The Mountain Goats
Tue, Jun 17, 2014.  The band's music has been featured in the Showtime television series Weeds. "Cotton" was prominently featured in the season one episode, "The Punishment Light," and "International Small Arms Traffic Blues" was featured in the season four episode, "Yes I Can." The song, "Up the Wolves," from the band's album, The Sunset Tree, was featured in The Walking Dead's season four episode, "Still." MORE >>

Music Failure
Wed, Jun 18, 2014-Thu, Jun 19, 2014.  In 1997, the band were asked by friends in the industrial rock band God Lives Underwater to contribute a track for a Depeche Mode tribute album that they were assembling; Failure chose to cover the 1990 hit "Enjoy the Silence," a worldwide smash and Depeche Mode's best-selling and most well-known single. The members of Depeche Mode were reportedly very pleased with the album, and with the Failure track particularly; Depeche Mode co-founder Andrew Fletcher said that he actually prefers their cover over his band's original version. MORE >>

Music Psychostick
Wed, Jun 18, 2014.  With hilarious lyrics, heavy riffs, notorious stage antics and high-energy performances, the band has caused millions of laughs around the world and hundreds of mosh pits across the US, often simultaneously. Psychostick never strays from its signature sound, a combination of heavy music that Chimaira, Machine Head, and Hatebreed would be proud of, and wit and humor that would make Tenacious D and Weird Al Yankovic holler with laughter. MORE >>

Music Dan Wilson
Thu, Jun 19, 2014.  Of his April 2014 album, Love Without Fear, Rolling Stone wrote, “Full of super-catchy, emotionally raw tunes.” MORE >>

Music Intocable
Thu, Jun 19, 2014-Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  Intocable could very well be the most influential group in Tejano, and their tough Tejano/Norteño fusion has become the blueprint for dozens of Tex-Mex groups. MORE >>

Music Anuhea
Fri, Jun 20, 2014.  With a delicate balance of fragility, strength and sass, Hawaiian born singer/songwriter Anuhea blends engaging lyrics, acoustic soul, pop, rap and reggae into a style that has earned her a reputation as Hawaii's #1 female artist. MORE >>

Music El Tri
Fri, Jun 20, 2014-Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  In 1985, they became the first Mexican rock band to have a Gold certified record with their album, "Simplemente." MORE >>

Music Michael Franti & Spearhead
Fri, Jun 20, 2014.  In 2000, Franti decided not to wear any shoes, initially for three days. Since then, Franti has chosen to go barefoot except for occasionally wearing flip-flops as required to board an airplane or to be served in a restaurant. MORE >>

Music The Police Experience
Fri, Jun 20, 2014.  This highly acclaimed tribute to the Police has even won the praise of Stewart Copeland himself, who said of the band… “…every nuance, all the drum parts, and the singer has Sting down to a tee…“ MORE >>

Music Yann Tiersen
Fri, Jun 20, 2014.  Following the box-office success of Amélie, Tiersen’s skills as a composer of film scores were much in demand, and this led him to compose the music for Good Bye, Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker. But while the soundtrack for Amélie consisted mainly of pieces that Tiersen has been previously released on his first two albums, the soundtrack for Good Bye, Lenin! was conceived from scratch, except for "Comptine d'un autre été: L'après-midi," which is also featured on Amélie's soundtrack. MORE >>

Music Led Zepagain
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  In January 2004, Led Zepagain was paid the highest compliment ever when Jimmy Page caught their show at the House of Blues in Hollywood. After watching the show, he requested to meet the band in the dressing room, and praised them on their accuracy. MORE >>

Music Opening Night at the Bowl
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  The annual Hall of Fame concert honors music legends and concludes with spectacular fireworks in this star-studded benefit for the LA Phil and its education programs. MORE >>

Music Saturdays Off the 405
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Plus, don't miss the free Spotlight After Dark tours in the galleries. Join in a provocative 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator. MORE >>

Music The Menzingers
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  Though they would later relocate to nearby Philadelphia, punk rock unit the Menzingers came together in Scranton, Pennsylvania and included former members of local ska-punk bands Bob & the Sagets and Kos Mos. MORE >>

Music The Milk Carton Kids
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  If you dig Gillian Welch, The Civil Wars or Justin Townes Earle, then they'll most certainly be up your alley - especially since About.com named them, "Best New Folk Act of 2011." MORE >>

Music Janelle Monáe
Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  The Grammy nominated singer melds a refined pop sensibility with an extraordinary postmodern mash-up of soul, funk and rock-n-roll. MORE >>

Music Talib Kweli
Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  In 2004, Kweli had a guest spot on Kanye West's widely successful debut album on the track, "Get 'Em High." MORE >>

Music Spanish Gold
Tue, Jun 24, 2014.  “…groovy and muscular—like a cross between the Black Keys and the Black Angels—with an undercurrent of sixties soul and early hip-hop.” — Texas Monthly MORE >>

Music Steve Winwood
Tue, Jun 24, 2014.  1986's "Higher Love" was his first solo #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was preceded by Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" and followed by "Venus" by Bananarama. MORE >>

Music Sarah McLachlan
Wed, Jun 25, 2014.  Her high school yearbook predicted that she was "destined to become a famous rock star." MORE >>

Music The Piano Guys
Wed, Jun 25, 2014.  Their second album, The Piano Guys, reached number one on the Billboard New Age Albums and Classical Albums charts in 2012. MORE >>

Music Super Freestyle Explosion
Fri, Jun 27, 2014.  With freestyle grooves from Stevie B, Debbie Deb, Lisa Lisa, Stacey Q, Expose, Connie, Nu Shooz, Pretty Poison and Trinere. MORE >>

Music Veruca Salt
Fri, Jun 27, 2014.  It's been 14 years but the day has finally come: The original members of Veruca Salt are back together. MORE >>

Music Sharon Van Etten
Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  "Her songs are heartfelt without being overly earnest; her poetry is plainspoken but not overt, and her elegant voice is wrapped in enough rasp and sorrow to keep from sounding too pure or confident." - NPR Music MORE >>

Music Devo
Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  The name Devo comes from their concept of 'de-evolution' - the idea that instead of continuing to evolve, mankind has actually begun to regress, as evidenced by the dysfunction and herd mentality of American society.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Devo perform the legendary experimental music they created between 1974-77. MORE >>

Music Robyn & Röyksopp
Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  A lot of people might cast a show like this into the “guilty pleasure” pile and casually walk on by, but just like the previous show pick, this is the right way to do a genre of music that is more often done horribly, terribly wrong. Again, in a scene of music that is so dominated by manufactured personalities and baseless hype, it’s an unfortunate rarity that someone with legitimate talent and a sense of artistry manages to break through. Luckily, Swedish-bred Robyn managed to do just that, with music that’s infectiously catchy without having to scrape the bottom of the pop starlet barrel of tropes for attention. Seriously, top 40 pop music needs more classy girls like this in its ranks. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music The Pointer Sisters
Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  In 1972, they were asked to record "Pinball Number Count" for a series of educational cartoons teaching kids how to count. It made its debut on Sesame Street in 1977 and was a feature on the show for many years. MORE >>

Music Bob Weir
Wed, Jul 2, 2014.  Most recognized as a founding member of the Grateful Dead - which disbanded in 1995 - his newest band is Furthur, co-led by former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh. MORE >>

Music Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers
Wed, Jul 2, 2014-Fri, Jul 4, 2014.  Steve Martin played banjo along with the Steep Canyon Rangers on the June 27, 2009 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, and continues to play with the band on selected dates. MORE >>

Music Classical Happy Hour
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  Classical Revolution: Los Angeles presents chamber music in relaxed, accessible venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Called an "addictive new series" by Mark Swed of the L.A. Times. The first Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Music Peter Murphy
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  The Godfather of Goth is cited by Trent Reznor as one of Reznor's primary musical influences. MORE >>

Music iPalpiti Music Festival (Classical)
Thu, Jul 10, 2014-Mon, Jul 28, 2014.  Over a dozen concerts/events will be presented in several prestigious venues in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Under the direction of Maestro Eduard Schmieder, this acclaimed ensemble of prize-winning musicians from around the globe performs to sold-out audiences in major concert halls throughout the world. MORE >>

Music Twilight Dance Series
Thursdays.  Thu, Jul 10, 2014-Thu, Sep 11, 2014.  The Santa Monica Pier plays host to all music lovers with the sounds of an international array of top tier presentations. Join the crowd that stretches from the Pier deck to the beach and beyond as the Santa Monica Bay’s gorgeous summer days blend into enchanting evenings of family, friends and music. MORE >>

Music Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Fri, Jul 11, 2014.  They are best known for "Where the Wild Roses Grow," a collaborative single with Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue from their ninth studio album, Murder Ballads (1996). The song was an international commercial and critical success, giving them exposure on the pop charts. MORE >>

Music The Foreign Exchange (Neo-Soul)
Fri, Jul 11, 2014.  In 2009, the group was nominated for a Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the track "Daykeeper" (feat. Muhsinah) from their Leave It All Behind album. MORE >>

Music Drum Downtown
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  This free do-it-yourself musical activity, part of The Music Center Presents series of fun DIY (do-it-yourself) participatory programs, lets you make music in the moment in an outdoor group drumming experience. All skill levels are welcome with drums and other percussion instruments provided by event sponsor, REMO. MORE >>

Music Led Zepagain
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  In January 2004, Led Zepagain was paid the highest compliment ever when Jimmy Page caught their show at the House of Blues in Hollywood. After watching the show, he requested to meet the band in the dressing room, and praised them on their accuracy. MORE >>

Music Saturdays Off the 405
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Plus, don't miss the free Spotlight After Dark tours in the galleries. Join in a provocative 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator. MORE >>

Music The Antlers
Sat, Jul 12, 2014-Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  “A prettily mournful music box melody.” — Stereogum MORE >>

Music Which One's Pink?
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  The Pink Floyd tribute band. MORE >>

Music Grease Sing-A-Long
Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  Brought back by popular demand so bring your best poodle skirt & saddle shoes, biker jacket & shades for the pre-show parade, and your heartiest vocals for a frolicking ‘50s sing-along. Grease is the word. MORE >>

Music Jo Dee Messina (Country)
Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  She has been honored by the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week Number One songs from the same album. MORE >>

Music The English Beat
Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  Can you believe that 2010 marked the 30th Anniversary of their 1980 debut "I Just Can’t Stop It?" MORE >>

Music Xavier Rudd
Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  Eastern Surf Magazine wrote, “He doesn’t create music; music just comes through him,” while Paste Magazine exclaimed, “He combines soft, melodic vocals with unique instrumentals to create a sound that is all at once inspiring and heartbreaking.” MORE >>

Music Expire
Mon, Jul 14, 2014.  Their 2012 album, Pendulum Swings, made several "best of" lists for the year, and Legends Arising wrote of the album "...makes the hairs on my back stand up, and makes me long for a live show full of stagedives and sing-a-longs. This record kills, both when you’re listening to it alone in your room or when you’re on the road, and when the tracks are played live on stage." MORE >>

Music Bad Religion
Thu, Jul 17, 2014.  Gather ’round, children, we’re starting this week’s Frequency with story time. You’re all excited, right? When I was a young boy, barely a freshman in high school, I was allowed to go to my first concert ever. And it was a big one, at that – a real arena show. It was a simpler time, when the only bands worth knowing were the ones KROQ and MTV told me I should know about. Ah, to be young and impressionable again. Here’s where things get slightly more cringe-worthy. It was a blink-182 show. Hey, I was 13 and they made ridiculous songs about ridiculous subject matter. As if your music taste was any better at that age. The opening band for the big show? None other than Bad Religion. At the time, I was completely oblivious to what a travesty that was in the grand scheme of punk rock seniority, but I have to credit the blink dudes for bringing me a band that would show me what real punk rock was all about and set me on a path of much greater musical discovery, far beyond what mainstream outlets would provide. And the fact that the L.A. natives are still playing and creating worthwhile music to this day gives my jaded heart a bit of the warm-fuzzies. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music La Castañeda (Rock)
Thu, Jul 17, 2014.  Named after infamous mexican nut house “La Castañeda,” this group was part of the early 90s “Rock en tu Idioma” movement. Famous for their shaved heads and erratic on-stage behaviour, they provided such classics as “Noches de tu Piel.” MORE >>

Music Summerland Tour
Thu, Jul 17, 2014.  Featuring Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog. MORE >>

Music The Dan Band
Thu, Jul 17, 2014.  The band is well known for its covers of originally female-performed pop songs, with added obscenities and swearing. Their live show has become a staple of Los Angeles nightlife, with Entertainment Weekly naming it "the hottest ticket in town, shit!" MORE >>

Music Benise
Fri, Jul 18, 2014.  Armed with his Spanish guitar, an amazing world class band of musicians, and elaborately choreographed dancers, Roni Benise captures world music at its best. MORE >>

Music Jewel
Sat, Jul 19, 2014.  Jewel's debut album, Pieces Of You, became one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, going 15 times platinum. MORE >>

Music Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band
Sat, Jul 19, 2014.  In 2011, Rolling Stone readers named Starr the fifth-greatest drummer of all time. MORE >>

Music Ziggy Marley
Sat, Jul 19, 2014.  In addition to being a Grammy winner, Ziggy founded U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment), a non-profit organization that benefits a wide range of charitable children's causes in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations. More recently, he has thrown his support behind the Youth AIDS campaign. MORE >>

Music Blood On The Dance Floor
Sun, Jul 20, 2014.  Their fourth album, All the Rage!!, peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart. MORE >>

Music Reggae Night XIII
Sun, Jul 20, 2014.  Reggae legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Cliff returns to the Bowl with his soulful roots reggae and hits “Many Rivers to Cross,” “The Harder They Come” and “Wild World.” MORE >>

Music The Wailers
Sun, Jul 20, 2014.  The Wailers were formed by the remaining members of Bob Marley & The Wailers, following the death of Bob Marley in 1981. MORE >>

Music Fishfest 2014
Mon, Jul 21, 2014.  With MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Tenth Avenue North, Rend Collective Experiment, Plumb, Dara Maclean, Colton Dixon, KJ52, All Things New and more. MORE >>

Music Pat Benatar / Neil Giraldo
Wed, Jul 23, 2014.  With special guests Berlin and Madasen McGrath. MORE >>

Music Say Anything
Thu, Jul 24, 2014.  Due to frontman Max Bemis' bipolar disorder and strange, dark mentality, the themes of the songs are often bleak, irreverent, personal, and autobiographical. MORE >>

Music Strangelove
Thu, Jul 24, 2014.  The Depeche Mode tribute delivers a career spanning, “best of” concert that transports you through time and touches on several key points in Depeche Mode’s illustrious career. Songs from throughout the Depeche canon are lovingly recreated; from favorites on DM’s debut Speak and Spell to the newest fare from Mode’s latest- 2009’s Sounds of the Universe. The visual presentation and in-show costume changes reflect different eras of Depeche Mode’s three decade long story. MORE >>

Music The Front Bottoms
Thu, Jul 24, 2014.  The band has garnered rave reviews from national outlets such as Alternative Press, Filter, All Music Guide, DRUM Magazine, Beyond Race Magazine, AOL, Absolute Punk, Jersey Beat, and Sputnik Music among many others, and even caught the eye of the Los Angeles Times who declared, “This is a pop soundtrack for learning to live in the moment.” MORE >>

Music Dierks Bentley
Fri, Jul 25, 2014.  The ten-time Grammy nominee and CMA & CMT Award winner has 10 #1 Country singles so far. MORE >>

Music Donavon Frankenreiter
Fri, Jul 25, 2014.  Frankenreiter (from Downey) is a surfer and a long-time friend of Jack Johnson. His self-titled debut album was released in 2004 on Johnson's Brushfire Records through Universal Music and made the Australian ARIA Top-40 charts in April 2004. MORE >>

Music Slightly Stoopid
Fri, Jul 25, 2014.  Slightly Stoopid has played with the Dave Matthews Band, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and the Marley Brothers, Sublime, the Roots, The Expendables, Snoop Dogg, G. Love & Special Sauce, Ozomatli, Toots and the Maytals, and Pennywise, among others. MORE >>

Music Ramón Ayala
Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  Known as the "King of the Accordion," Ayala has recorded over 105 albums for which he has received four Grammy Awards. MORE >>

Music Santana
Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  The band has earned eight Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, the latter all in 2000. Carlos also won Grammy Awards as a solo artist in 1989 and 2003. MORE >>

Music Saturdays Off the 405
Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Plus, don't miss the free Spotlight After Dark tours in the galleries. Join in a provocative 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator. MORE >>

Music The Voice – Live On Tour
Tue, Jul 29, 2014.  Already confirmed on the tour is Jamaica native and Season 5 champ, Tessanne Chin. Also joining the tour from Season 5 is soul-pop teen artist, and runner up, Jacquie Lee and vocal powerhouse and family man, Will Champlin. Dia Frampton, a Team Blake favorite, from Season One will be hitting the road too, along with this season’s Winner, Runner Up, and 3rd place. Another fan favorite is guaranteed to tour and will be determined in the month of May by America via social media. MORE >>

Music Little Big Town
Thu, Jul 31, 2014.  In the fall of 2008, Little Big Town opened up for Carrie Underwood on her Carnival Ride Tour to support the album, before starting their first headlining tour in 2009. MORE >>

Music Rumours
Fri, Aug 1, 2014.  The ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute show. MORE >>

Music Classical Happy Hour
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  Classical Revolution: Los Angeles presents chamber music in relaxed, accessible venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Called an "addictive new series" by Mark Swed of the L.A. Times. The first Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Music HARD Summer Music Festival
Sat, Aug 2, 2014-Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  The largest ticketed music festival in Los Angeles features 5 stages on 100 acres of 75+ of the most cutting-edge, innovative electronic artists on the scene accompanied by trailblazers from both hip-hop and rock 'n' roll. Headlined by Jack U, A$AP Mob, Axwell and Flosstradamus on Saturday and Tiesto, Disclosure, Nero and Dillion Francis on Sunday. MORE >>

Music 311
Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  I still have a soft place in my heart for 311 that my inner early teenager will likely forever cling to. Back in the days when MTV played music videos and, even more, those from legitimately innovative rock bands (for the time period), 311 was the jam. It was a much simpler time for rock music. A less contentious time. And a less pretentious one as well. Rock music still had a grander sense of epicness and importance to it. It was adults playing radical music, not children pretending to be adults by dressing up like radicals. So even though I’ve admittedly fallen by the wayside in recent years in terms of keeping up with their later releases, the nostalgia of the era 311 represents makes them iconic as a rock band. Also, for those who’ve never been to one of their shows, it’s a serious party. Like, just a few red plastic cups short of a college keg party, kind of party. - Brien Overly

[With special guest Wheeland Brothers] MORE >>

Music New Edition
Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  The group was formed in 1978 by elementary school friends Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell, as well as two other friends from Orchard Park, Travis Pettus and Corey Rackley, all of whom were living in the Orchard Park housing projects in Boston. They later met Brooke Payne, a local manager and choreographer, who encountered the boys at a local talent show in Roxbury. After an audition for Payne, he gave them the name New Edition to signify they were a new edition of the Jackson 5. Rackley left the group and was replaced by another neighborhood friend Ralph Tresvant, who both Bell and Brown were already acquainted with and sang with Ricky in a group called Ricky & Ralph. Travis Pettus would also eventually leave the group as well. Later, Payne brought in his nephew Ronnie DeVoe to replace Pettus as the group's fifth member. MORE >>

Music Amos Lee
Wed, Aug 6, 2014.  In 2011, his album Mission Bell debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. MORE >>

Music Blue Oyster Cult
Wed, Aug 6, 2014.  In 1976, Rolling Stone named "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" the song of the year while Stephen King cited the song as the inspiration for his novel, The Stand. The song has been featured in many movies including 1978's Halloween, Scream and Zombieland. MORE >>

Music Herbie Hancock
Wed, Aug 6, 2014.  Hancock is the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. MORE >>

Music Arctic Monkeys
Thu, Aug 7, 2014.  Their 2006 debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, became the fastest-selling debut album in British music history. MORE >>

Music Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Rock)
Thu, Aug 7, 2014.  I was going to start off by making a joke that was something along the lines of the Twilight franchise wishing they could make dark and brooding look as sexy and cool as BRMC make it sound. Then, I saw they actually had a song on the New Moon soundtrack, and all logic escaped me. But hey, even generally talented and awesome people sometimes get attached to moneymaking juggernauts, and I can’t really blame them for that. They’ve got to keep gas in their tour buses, after all. And if it’s good enough for Thom Yorke to attach his name to, who am I to disparage it? Point being, BRMC makes some really solid atmospheric rock. Possibly best consumed under the influence of mind-altering substances (not that I would know firsthand or anything), the trio can write and play a psychedelic jam session like nobody’s business. Each of the three band members finds time to shine on specific tracks, depending on the pacing of the song, from the slower, more haunting, guitar-focal tracks, to the more aggressive, drum and vocal-driven ones. And if there was ever an appropriately dark and brooding-friendly venue to see these guys play at, it is undoubtedly the Echoplex. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music Flume
Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  The Aussie electronic phenom's 2012 self-titled debut album went Platinum in his native Australia. MORE >>

Music Gladys Knight
Fri, Aug 8, 2014-Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  Known as the “Empress of Soul,” Knight is the first African-American performer to have a venue named after her in Las Vegas, The Gladys Knight Theater at the Tropicana Hotel. MORE >>

Music Lynyrd Skynyrd
Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  At the peak of their success, three members died in an airplane crash in 1977, putting an abrupt end to the band's most popular incarnation. Surviving members re-formed in 1987 for a reunion tour with lead singer Ronnie Van Zant's younger brother Johnny as frontman. A version of the band continues to tour and record, with only Gary Rossington of its original members remaining as of 2012. Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006. MORE >>

Music The English Beat
Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  After the break-up of The English Beat in 1983, Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger went on to form General Public, while Andy Cox and David Steele formed Fine Young Cannibals. MORE >>

Music Drum Downtown
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  This free do-it-yourself musical activity, part of The Music Center Presents series of fun DIY (do-it-yourself) participatory programs, lets you make music in the moment in an outdoor group drumming experience. All skill levels are welcome with drums and other percussion instruments provided by event sponsor, REMO. MORE >>

Music Iration
Sat, Aug 9, 2014-Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  The Santa Barbara natives topped the iTunes reggae charts with their second album, Time Bomb. MORE >>

Music Rebelution
Sat, Aug 9, 2014-Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  Rebelution released their first full-length album “Courage to Grow” in June 2007, which would become the breakthrough album for the band. The album was selected as iTunes Editor’s Choice for Best Reggae Album of 2007. In addition, “Courage to Grow” peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart. MORE >>

Music Glen Hansard
Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  The Academy Award–winning principle songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for Irish group The Frames and one half of folk rock duo, The Swell Season also appeared in The Commitments, as well as the film Once. His song "Falling Slowly" from Once, co-written with Markéta Irglová, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. MORE >>

Music Imelda May
Thu, Aug 14, 2014.  See and hear why NPR wrote this about the Grammy performer, "Although May has won numerous awards in 2009, her music harks back to a style that was popular in the '50s: rockabilly." MORE >>

Music Yo-Yo Ma
Thu, Aug 14, 2014.  The 12-time Grammy winner made his Carnegie Hall debut at age nine. MORE >>

Music Counting Crows
Sun, Aug 17, 2014.  I have to say, I’m impressed. Counting Crows have been together for over 20 years, and they only have three former members. Some bands go through that over the course of one three-month tour. Any band who can hold together for that long must really love what they do. Apparently, Dustin Kensrue also loves them enough to cover their songs, so that’s good enough for me too. - Brian Overly

[With special guest Toad The Wet Sproc MORE >>

Music Smooth Summer Jazz
Sun, Aug 17, 2014.  The Bowl presents their summer mini-festival of the finest smooth jazz artists. MORE >>

Music John Legend
Wed, Aug 20, 2014.  Nine-time Grammy®-winning John Legend recreates Marvin Gaye’s classic homage to America and the civil rights movement – What’s Going On – in its entirety, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Opening the evening, Legend and funk-soul star Sharon Jones duet in famed Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell hits. MORE >>

Music Lila Downs
Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  The singer mixes traditional Mexican folk music with contemporary sounds to highly original effect. MORE >>

Music Rock N' Blues Fest
Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  Featuring Johnny Winter Band, Edgar Winter Band, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera and Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds. MORE >>

Music Alejandra Guzman
Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  See and hear why she's the "Queen of Spanish Rock." MORE >>

Music Saturdays Off the 405
Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Plus, don't miss the free Spotlight After Dark tours in the galleries. Join in a provocative 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator. MORE >>

Music Panic! At the Disco
Tue, Aug 26, 2014.  I can already tell I’m probably going to regret including this show in here, but if I worried about what people thought of me when they read Frequency anymore, I’d never get this column out every week. There are probably guiltier musical pleasures I’ve written about anyway, but this one’s something of a personal defeat. I lost. I gave into the man. I don’t hate Panic! At the Disco anymore. There was a time when I would sing their flaws and faults so gloriously and with such superiority. I was riding high on the hater-train, I admit. But then something happened along the way. I can’t place my finger exactly on what or when, but all of a sudden, I lost all that rage. It was like the red fog just lifted one day after they split down the middle. I didn’t particularly dislike either of the two groups that the former band splintered into, but when the four were together, for some reason, the venom flowed freely in my Word documents. Now that they’ve matured, endured a little hardship, aren’t so oversaturated, I feel a little more comfortable giving them a fair shake. I mean, I’m still 100 percent OK with not being around for the teen girl Panic craze that happened when they started out, but now that their fan base is likewise a little older, I might be will to venture out to this show. The few times I have seen them in the last many years, they … might have impressed me. Just a little. Despite my skepticism and cynicism. Much to their credit, remaining members Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith have always been the best parts of Panic’s live show as the most visually dynamic half. It seems the musicianship has only gotten better lately, so it might be fair to assume that their live show has likewise been stepped up as well, making them one of few bands from their scene that might actually be able to outlast their trendiness. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music Youngblood Hawke
Tue, Aug 26, 2014.  The Silverlake band's track, "Forever," was a Starbucks' Pick of the Week in September, 2012. MORE >>

Music B.B. King
Thu, Aug 28, 2014.  Rolling Stone magazine ranked "The King of the Blues" at No. 6 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time and he was ranked No. 17 in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time." MORE >>

Music John Williams: Maestro of the Movies
Fri, Aug 29, 2014-Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  The five-time Academy Award-winner (and 41-time nominee) returns for his annual weekend, with a program of great film music including selections from some of his most popular movie scores. MORE >>

Music Gipsy Kings
Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  Their cover version of "Hotel California" was featured in the Coen Brothers' movie The Big Lebowski, as well on the HBO series Entourage while Toy Story 3 featured their version of "You've Got a Friend in Me." MORE >>

Music Jack Johnson
Sun, Aug 31, 2014-Mon, Sep 1, 2014.  His 2006 Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the film Curious George was the first soundtrack for an animated film to top the Billboard 200 since the Pocahontas soundtrack in July 1995. MORE >>

Music Burt Bacharach
Fri, Sep 5, 2014.  The six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner has 48 Top 10 hits, nine #1 songs and more than 500 compositions including “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” “Walk On By,” “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” “Anyone Who Had A Heart,” “That’s What Friends Are For,” “Close To You,” and the list goes on and on. MORE >>

Music Elvis Costello
Fri, Sep 5, 2014-Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  Since I mentioned an iconic act from across the pond a few lines up, I have to be fair by not forgetting about one of the great rock legends America has to offer, the one and only Elvis Costello. Wait … you mean he’s not American? Oh. News to me. I guess that’s why journalists are supposed to do that “research” thing or whatever it’s called before they write articles. I guess if the Depeche Mode pick didn’t date me and stamp my forehead with a bright red “uncultured youth,” this surely will. Regardless, he’s been rocking like nobody’s business for nearly 40 years now, and both Dustin Kensrue and Jenny Lewis are down with the Costello, so that’s good enough for me. In the meantime, I’ll continue to let Twitter be my filter and supplier for anything I need to know about happenings in the outside world. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Music Enrique Bunbury
Fri, Sep 5, 2014.  Enrique Ortiz de Landázuri Izardui adopted the nickname of Bunbury, taken from the Oscar Wilde stage play, The Importance of Being Earnest. MORE >>

Music Classical Happy Hour
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  Classical Revolution: Los Angeles presents chamber music in relaxed, accessible venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Called an "addictive new series" by Mark Swed of the L.A. Times. The first Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Music Drum Downtown
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  This free do-it-yourself musical activity, part of The Music Center Presents series of fun DIY (do-it-yourself) participatory programs, lets you make music in the moment in an outdoor group drumming experience. All skill levels are welcome with drums and other percussion instruments provided by event sponsor, REMO. MORE >>

Music Marc Anthony
Thu, Sep 11, 2014.  The top selling tropical salsa artist of all time is a two-time Grammy and three-time Latin Grammy-winner and has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. MORE >>

Music Passenger
Sat, Sep 13, 2014.  His song, Let It Go, was nominated for British Single of the Year at the 2014 Brit Awards. MORE >>

Music Saturdays Off the 405
Sat, Sep 13, 2014.  Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Plus, don't miss the free Spotlight After Dark tours in the galleries. Join in a provocative 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator. MORE >>

Music You Me At Six
Mon, Sep 15, 2014.  They were nominated for "Best British Band" at the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Kerrang! Awards, losing each time to metalcore band, Bullet for My Valentine. However, they won the title for "Best British Band" in 2011. MORE >>

Music Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson
Thu, Sep 18, 2014.  He’ll perform both Jethro Tull favorites and songs from his new album, Homo Erraticus. MORE >>

Music Katy Perry
Fri, Sep 19, 2014.  The Santa Barbara native is the first female artist to get five #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 off one album – and the only other artist besides Michael Jackson to do so. MORE >>

Music Engelbert Humperdinck
Sat, Sep 20, 2014.  Arnold George Dorsey adopted the stage name, Engelbert Humperdinck, borrowed from the German 19th-century composer of operas such as Hansel and Gretel. When performing in Germany, he only uses Engelbert as his stage name because the composer's family has disallowed his use of the full name. MORE >>

Music The Fab Faux
Sat, Sep 20, 2014.  The Fab Faux brings together the talents of five of New York's most respected musicians: Will Lee of Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Vivino, band leader of the ‘Conan’ Show, Rich Pagano, who has performed with Rosanne Cash, Ray Davies and released a solo effort Blurt Magazine described as “one of the best albums of 2009,” Jack Petruzzelli, who has toured and recorded with Joan Osborne (and co-Produced her recent Grammy-Nominated Blues CD,) Patti Smith and Rufus Wainwright, and Frank Agnello, whose musical credits include Phoebe Snow, Marshall Crenshaw and Joey Molland of Badfinger. MORE >>

Music Little Mix
Mon, Sep 22, 2014.  In May 2013, Little Mix made US history as their debut album, DNA, was the highest charting debut for a UK girl group ever, surpassing the Spice Girls' record. MORE >>

Music George Thorogood
Sat, Sep 27, 2014.  "Bad to the Bone," while it was not a major hit on initial release, has since been used in many movies and TV shows including Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the remake of The Parent Trap, Christine, Talk Radio, Problem Child, Major Payne and the song was used many times in Married...with Children. MORE >>

Music Gordon Lightfoot
Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  His songs have been recorded by some of the world's most renowned recording artists, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr., The Kingston Trio, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, The Replacements, Harry Belafonte, Sarah McLachlan, John Mellencamp, Toby Keith, Peter, Paul and Mary, Glen Campbell, Anne Murray, Waylon Jennings and Olivia Newton-John. MORE >>

Music Blake Shelton
Sat, Oct 4, 2014.  After several years in Nashville, he signed to Giant Records in 2001. In 2001, he was slated to release a song entitled "I Wanna Talk About Me" as a single. Staff at the label considered the song unsuitable for a lead-off single, however, and the song was eventually recorded by Toby Keith, whose version was a number 1 single. MORE >>

Music Pepe Aguilar
Sat, Oct 18, 2014.  Aguilar has been nominated for nine Grammys. MORE >>

Music Leon Russell
Sat, Oct 25, 2014.  Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, 2011. MORE >>

Music EEK! at The Greek
Sun, Oct 26, 2014.  Details TBA. MORE >>

Music The Airborne Toxic Event
Thu, Oct 30, 2014.  Pensive and thought-provoking, the band's music captures fans' hearts and minds through powerful lyrics and a sound described by Q Magazine as "U2-esque balladry, glam stomps, rabble rousing folk and soaring FM pop." Their 2008 self-titled debut album met immediate success by remaining on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart for 53 consecutive weeks and Sometime Around Midnight was iTunes' #1 Alternative Song of the Year. MORE >>

Music Tedeschi Trucks Band
Sat, Nov 1, 2014.  Their 2011 debut album, Revelator, won a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. MORE >>

Music Boyce Avenue
Sat, Nov 15, 2014.  In 2012, Boyce Avenue were vocal coaches on the American version of The X Factor and opened the European MTV Video Awards. MORE >>

Nature
Nature Shark Lagoon Nights
Fridays.  Touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon. Coffee, hot cocoa, beer, wine, desserts, and snacks are available for purchase.

Please note that while it is almost every Friday, some Fridays are excluded. Please check the dates for availability. Shark Lagoon Nights are weather-dependent and can be canceled due to inclement weather. MORE >>

Nature The LAIR
Daily.  The LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles) is the newest exhibit to open at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The facility encompasses several visually stunning areas that include habitats for various unique and endangered species. The LAIR is one of the few reptile and amphibian-focused facilities to open within the past decades in a North American zoo.

The unique collection in the LAIR comprises some of the rarest species among North American zoos – some of which are not showcased anywhere else in the world and others that have never been displayed at the Los Angeles Zoo until now. There are a total of 49 exhibits with over 60 species of amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles from around the world. MORE >>

Nature SMC Planetarium Friday Night Public Shows
Fridays.  The evening kicks off with “The Night Sky Show” at 7 p.m., which re-creates the night sky and provides the latest information on space exploration, followed by the feature show at 8 p.m. Check website for schedule. MORE >>

Nature All Space Considered
Fri, May 2, 2014.  A monthly program that provides the public with an inside look at the most-talked-about subjects in astronomy, space science, and space exploration. The lectures are conducted on the first Friday of the month. MORE >>

Nature Public Star Party
Sat, May 3, 2014.  Look at the sun, moon, visible planets and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes, and talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment. MORE >>

Nature Sunset Walk & Talk
Tue, May 13, 2014.  Each month, the Observatory offers a sunset hike lead by a Park Ranger and Museum Guide. The hike starts on the Observatory West Terrace, proceeds up the Charlie Turner trail to the Berlin Forest on the hill just north of the Observatory, and then returns to the West Terrace. The distance covered is about half a mile over the course of an hour at a very moderate pace with stops along the way to discuss the highlights and history of Griffith Park, and objects visible in the evening sky. MORE >>

Nature All Space Considered
Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  A monthly program that provides the public with an inside look at the most-talked-about subjects in astronomy, space science, and space exploration. The lectures are conducted on the first Friday of the month. MORE >>

Nature Public Star Party
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Look at the sun, moon, visible planets and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes, and talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment. MORE >>

Nature Sunset at the Zoo
Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  Bring a picnic for an evening of live music, beer tasting, craft tables, train/carrousel rides and animals. MORE >>

Nature Sunset Walk & Talk
Tue, Jun 10, 2014.  Each month, the Observatory offers a sunset hike lead by a Park Ranger and Museum Guide. The hike starts on the Observatory West Terrace, proceeds up the Charlie Turner trail to the Berlin Forest on the hill just north of the Observatory, and then returns to the West Terrace. The distance covered is about half a mile over the course of an hour at a very moderate pace with stops along the way to discuss the highlights and history of Griffith Park, and objects visible in the evening sky. MORE >>

Nature Sunset at the Zoo
Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  Bring a picnic for an evening of live music, beer tasting, craft tables, train/carrousel rides and animals. MORE >>

Nature Public Star Party
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  Look at the sun, moon, visible planets and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes, and talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment. MORE >>

Nature Sunset at the Zoo
Sun, Jul 6, 2014.  Bring a picnic for an evening of live music, beer tasting, craft tables, train/carrousel rides and animals. MORE >>

Nature Sunset Walk & Talk
Tue, Jul 8, 2014.  Each month, the Observatory offers a sunset hike lead by a Park Ranger and Museum Guide. The hike starts on the Observatory West Terrace, proceeds up the Charlie Turner trail to the Berlin Forest on the hill just north of the Observatory, and then returns to the West Terrace. The distance covered is about half a mile over the course of an hour at a very moderate pace with stops along the way to discuss the highlights and history of Griffith Park, and objects visible in the evening sky. MORE >>

Nature Sunset at the Zoo
Sun, Jul 20, 2014.  Bring a picnic for an evening of live music, beer tasting, craft tables, train/carrousel rides and animals. MORE >>

Nature All Space Considered
Fri, Aug 1, 2014.  A monthly program that provides the public with an inside look at the most-talked-about subjects in astronomy, space science, and space exploration. The lectures are conducted on the first Friday of the month. MORE >>

Nature Public Star Party
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  Look at the sun, moon, visible planets and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes, and talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment. MORE >>

Nature Sunset Walk & Talk
Tue, Aug 5, 2014.  Each month, the Observatory offers a sunset hike lead by a Park Ranger and Museum Guide. The hike starts on the Observatory West Terrace, proceeds up the Charlie Turner trail to the Berlin Forest on the hill just north of the Observatory, and then returns to the West Terrace. The distance covered is about half a mile over the course of an hour at a very moderate pace with stops along the way to discuss the highlights and history of Griffith Park, and objects visible in the evening sky. MORE >>

Nature Public Star Party
Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  Look at the sun, moon, visible planets and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes, and talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment. MORE >>

Nature Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular
Wed, Sep 3, 2014-Sun, Sep 7, 2014.  Seventeen roaring, snarling “live” dinosaurs mesmerize the audience – and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth. The dinosaurs are life-size, making the show so immense, it could only fit in arenas. It’s a $20 million arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality, which captivates young and old alike. MORE >>

Nature All Space Considered
Fri, Sep 5, 2014.  A monthly program that provides the public with an inside look at the most-talked-about subjects in astronomy, space science, and space exploration. The lectures are conducted on the first Friday of the month. MORE >>

Nature Sunset Walk & Talk
Tue, Sep 9, 2014.  Each month, the Observatory offers a sunset hike lead by a Park Ranger and Museum Guide. The hike starts on the Observatory West Terrace, proceeds up the Charlie Turner trail to the Berlin Forest on the hill just north of the Observatory, and then returns to the West Terrace. The distance covered is about half a mile over the course of an hour at a very moderate pace with stops along the way to discuss the highlights and history of Griffith Park, and objects visible in the evening sky. MORE >>

Nature Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular
Thu, Sep 11, 2014-Sun, Sep 14, 2014.  Seventeen roaring, snarling “live” dinosaurs mesmerize the audience – and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth. The dinosaurs are life-size, making the show so immense, it could only fit in arenas. It’s a $20 million arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality, which captivates young and old alike. MORE >>

Nature All Space Considered
Fri, Oct 3, 2014.  A monthly program that provides the public with an inside look at the most-talked-about subjects in astronomy, space science, and space exploration. The lectures are conducted on the first Friday of the month. MORE >>

Nature Public Star Party
Sat, Oct 4, 2014.  Look at the sun, moon, visible planets and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes, and talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment. MORE >>

Nature Sunset Walk & Talk
Tue, Oct 7, 2014.  Each month, the Observatory offers a sunset hike lead by a Park Ranger and Museum Guide. The hike starts on the Observatory West Terrace, proceeds up the Charlie Turner trail to the Berlin Forest on the hill just north of the Observatory, and then returns to the West Terrace. The distance covered is about half a mile over the course of an hour at a very moderate pace with stops along the way to discuss the highlights and history of Griffith Park, and objects visible in the evening sky. MORE >>

Nature Public Star Party
Sat, Nov 1, 2014.  Look at the sun, moon, visible planets and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes, and talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment. MORE >>

Nature Sunset Walk & Talk
Tue, Nov 4, 2014.  Each month, the Observatory offers a sunset hike lead by a Park Ranger and Museum Guide. The hike starts on the Observatory West Terrace, proceeds up the Charlie Turner trail to the Berlin Forest on the hill just north of the Observatory, and then returns to the West Terrace. The distance covered is about half a mile over the course of an hour at a very moderate pace with stops along the way to discuss the highlights and history of Griffith Park, and objects visible in the evening sky. MORE >>

Nature All Space Considered
Fri, Nov 7, 2014.  A monthly program that provides the public with an inside look at the most-talked-about subjects in astronomy, space science, and space exploration. The lectures are conducted on the first Friday of the month. MORE >>

Nature Sunset Walk & Talk
Tue, Dec 2, 2014.  Each month, the Observatory offers a sunset hike lead by a Park Ranger and Museum Guide. The hike starts on the Observatory West Terrace, proceeds up the Charlie Turner trail to the Berlin Forest on the hill just north of the Observatory, and then returns to the West Terrace. The distance covered is about half a mile over the course of an hour at a very moderate pace with stops along the way to discuss the highlights and history of Griffith Park, and objects visible in the evening sky. MORE >>

Nature All Space Considered
Fri, Dec 5, 2014.  A monthly program that provides the public with an inside look at the most-talked-about subjects in astronomy, space science, and space exploration. The lectures are conducted on the first Friday of the month. MORE >>

Nature Public Star Party
Sat, Dec 27, 2014.  Look at the sun, moon, visible planets and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes, and talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment. MORE >>

Parades
Parades Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  For anyone who loves parades in Pasadena with a dash of added irreverence (and less-crazy crowds). The eccentric alter-ego to the Tournament of Roses runs along Colorado Blvd. between Altadena & San Gabriel. MORE >>

Parties
Parties Ladies Night Out
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  Up to 30 stores participating at a time and numerous food trucks available the last Friday of every month in Magnolia Park in Burbank. MORE >>

Parties Celebration Theatre's 31st Birthday Benefit
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Betty White and her "Hot in Cleveland" co-stars, Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick, will be doing a reading of a "Golden Girls" episode. Also starring Sean Hayes with more stars to be announced. Hosted by Michael Burger with Vibrant Voice honoring Robert Forster and Wendie Malick. MORE >>

Parties Risky Business Underwear Party Gay Event
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Check your pants at the door and receive $2 off well drinks. MORE >>

Parties Lucha VaVoom Presents: Cinco de Mayan
Thu, May 1, 2014-Fri, May 2, 2014.  Arguably more rock than rock and more punk than punk, Lucha VaVoom has created a Los Angeles tradition: from the low-rider car parade escorting the performers as the crowd enters the iconic Mayan Theater, to the local luminaries they attract (Drew Carey, Jack Black and Fred Armisen), to Burlesque (which was revived right here in Los Angeles), to Lucha Libre, where masked heroic wrestlers, in character-driven style, flip, fly and amaze. It all comes together to make one fun, surreal, glam-bam spectacle of raucous entertainment. You could say it’s a wrestling show for people that don’t like wrestling (and those that do). MORE >>

Parties First Fridays
Fri, May 2, 2014.  The first Friday of the month, the entire Museum stays open until 10 pm and features live music, exciting scientific discussion, and custom curatorial tours. Since its inception in September 2004, First Fridays has been enjoyed as an immersive program which brings together a dynamic discussion and performance series bridging contemporary science, culture and individual experience. MORE >>

Parties Fusion Fridays
Fri, May 16, 2014.  Enjoy a dynamic mix of art in the galleries, interactive experiences and live performances, all within the museum’s iconic building. Cocktail or Asian attire is encouraged for this indoor and outdoor event. Each evening features special performances and activities, and also include DJs spinning in the courtyard, a cash bar, and L.A.’s best food trucks in the parking lot. MORE >>

Parties Poseidon - Long Beach Pride Dance Party
Sat, May 17, 2014.  Dance the night away on the decks of the ocean liner to the sounds of famed international DJs/Producers Wayne G. and Ryan Kenney. Stimulate your senses under the stars with world class dancers, a dazzling laser show and drink specials all night long. Come in your sexiest sailor outfit for a chance to win a piece of the $1,000 (cash and prizes) Hunky Sailor prize booty. Must be 21+. Room packages start at $159. MORE >>

Parties Downtown Culver City Third Wednesdays
Wed, May 21, 2014.  Over 25 businesses in Downtown Culver City participate in this fun monthly event. Enjoy live musical performances under the stars, drink & dine on specials, receive freebies and samples, view art at gallery openings and take in one-of-a-kind entertainment. MORE >>

Parties First Fridays
Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  The first Friday of the month, the entire Museum stays open until 10 pm and features live music, exciting scientific discussion, and custom curatorial tours. Since its inception in September 2004, First Fridays has been enjoyed as an immersive program which brings together a dynamic discussion and performance series bridging contemporary science, culture and individual experience. MORE >>

Parties Downtown Culver City Third Wednesdays
Wed, Jun 18, 2014.  Over 25 businesses in Downtown Culver City participate in this fun monthly event. Enjoy live musical performances under the stars, drink & dine on specials, receive freebies and samples, view art at gallery openings and take in one-of-a-kind entertainment. MORE >>

Parties Fusion Fridays
Fri, Jun 20, 2014.  Enjoy a dynamic mix of art in the galleries, interactive experiences and live performances, all within the museum’s iconic building. Cocktail or Asian attire is encouraged for this indoor and outdoor event. Each evening features special performances and activities, and also include DJs spinning in the courtyard, a cash bar, and L.A.’s best food trucks in the parking lot. MORE >>

Parties Justice Ball
Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  Dark and Mysterious? Yeah. Elaborate masquerade masks? Yep. Incredibly cool performances with plenty of surprises? You bet. Prepare yourself for an evening in which not all things are as they appear. The Justice Ball Masquerade Party. Need we say more? The Justice Ball, now in its 17th year, has evolved into one of Bet Tzedek’s primary annual fundraisers. Bet Tzedek actually means “The House of Justice” in Hebrew. Ensuring "equal justice for all" has been the rallying cry of Bet Tzedek since it was founded in 1974. MORE >>

Parties Fusion Fridays
Fri, Jul 18, 2014.  Enjoy a dynamic mix of art in the galleries, interactive experiences and live performances, all within the museum’s iconic building. Cocktail or Asian attire is encouraged for this indoor and outdoor event. Each evening features special performances and activities, and also include DJs spinning in the courtyard, a cash bar, and L.A.’s best food trucks in the parking lot. MORE >>

Parties Fusion Fridays
Fri, Aug 15, 2014.  Enjoy a dynamic mix of art in the galleries, interactive experiences and live performances, all within the museum’s iconic building. Cocktail or Asian attire is encouraged for this indoor and outdoor event. Each evening features special performances and activities, and also include DJs spinning in the courtyard, a cash bar, and L.A.’s best food trucks in the parking lot. MORE >>

Performance Art
Performance Art Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic
Wed, Apr 23, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  Join the celebration as 65 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! You'll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and many Disney Princesses. Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King; Mulan; and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Toy Story films; in a skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments you'll remember forever as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! MORE >>

Performance Art An American Soldier's Tale/A Fiddler's Tale
Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, May 4, 2014-Sat, May 10, 2014.  Vonnegut's new take on Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat is a dramatic account of the case of Private Eddie Slovik, the first American soldier executed for desertion since the Civil War, in France in 1945. (This is one of the few classical recordings to come with a parental advisory warning.) The narration has four characters: Private Slovik, the General, the M.P., and Caroline the Red Cross nurse, who act out and describe the events leading up to Slovik's death. Vonnegut weaves his new tale into the existing music so naturally and brilliantly that it's hard to believe he hadn't actively collaborated with the composer on it.

With A Fiddler's Tale, Wynton Marsalis responds to Stravinsky's famous L'Histoire du Soldat ( A Soldier's Story) from the perspective of later twentieth century music, including but not limited to jazz. A Fiddler's Tale was commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as a joint project of the Chamber Music Society and Jazz at Lincoln Center. MORE >>

Performance Art The Difficulty of Crossing a Field
Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, Jun 22, 2014-Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  The Difficulty of Crossing a Field was intended to cross between opera and theater worlds, mixing arias with spoken text, emotional melodies with intense drama. It is written for 5 principals, a chorus of 6 or more slaves, and string quartet on stage, both as the "orchestra" and as part of the set. The original production was March 22-24, 2002 at the Theater Artaud in San Francisco, starring Julia Migenes as the wife of the missing planter and 2004 Tony-award winning singer Anika Noni Rose as the leader of the slave chorus, with music performed onstage by the Kronos Quartet. MORE >>

Performance Art David Tutera
Sat, Sep 13, 2014.  The show will be comprised of competitions, giveaways and question and answer, along with secrets revealed by David Tutera of what goes into throwing a fabulous event, as well as how he got to where he is today and how the audience can make their dreams come true. It will be a night filled with expert advice, entertainment and chances to win fabulous prizes. MORE >>

Pet Adoption
Pet Adoption No Kill LA Pet Adoption Weekend
Sat, May 3, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Select a pet from over 1,000 adoptable animals from rescue groups and shelters working to make Los Angeles the largest no-kill city in the nation. Adoption fees include spay/neuter, vaccinations, and an adoption starter kit. MORE >>

Restaurants
Restaurants $6 Power Meal
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.  You have 14 choices of salad, pasta and pizza (along with bread). The caveats are that it’s to-go and cash-only. MORE >>

Restaurants Margarita Day
Wednesdays.  The third Wednesday of every month, house margaritas are only $2! MORE >>

Restaurants Taco Tuesdays
Tuesdays.  All the beef, chicken, carnitas or veggie tacos you can eat for only $8.95. If you go between 4-7, you can get happy hour drink prices too! MORE >>

Restaurants Happy Hour at Oak Fire Pizzeria
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.  $3 off appetizers and $10 pizzas, half off house wine & house cocktails and select $4 beers. Check out their weekend deals too. MORE >>

Restaurants All-Day Happy Hour
Sundays.  Sun, Aug 8, 2010-Wed, Dec 31, 2014.  End the weekend with discounts on select appetizers, cocktails, beers and wine. MORE >>

Restaurants Sommelier Saturdays Wine Lessons
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Sommelier Adem Sash hosts new monthly Sommelier Saturdays wine lessons for LA vino lovers on the last Saturday of every month. Admission includes a two-hour wine lesson from one of LA's top sommeliers, along with hors d'oeuvres. MORE >>

Restaurants Mother's Day Champagne Brunch on The Queen Mary
Sun, May 11, 2014.  Bring the entire family aboard Queen Mary and treat Mom to worldwide culinary adventure. Featuring over 50 dishes from around the globe, free flowing champagne and live music in the elegant and lively Grand Salon. Experience a western breakfast like made-to-order omelets and eggs benedict or southwestern fare with Albondigas soup and carne asada tacos. Spice it up with? Asian style ribs and indulge in signature carving station, which offers prime rib with au jus and leg of lamb with mint jus. Just to name a few, this brunch is anything but typical. MORE >>

Sales
Sales Downtown Flea
Sundays.  There will be hundreds of vendors and thousands of items to sift through with everything from fine arts, collectables and antiques to home décor and fashion along with DJs, food trucks and more. Located in 4 parking lots between 2nd and 3rd and Main and Broadway. MORE >>

Sales Rose Bowl Flea Market
Sun, May 11, 2014.  Features over 2,500 vendors the 2nd Sunday of every month. MORE >>

Sales Rose Bowl Flea Market
Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  Features over 2,500 vendors the 2nd Sunday of every month. MORE >>

Sales Rose Bowl Flea Market
Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  Features over 2,500 vendors the 2nd Sunday of every month. MORE >>

Sales Rose Bowl Flea Market
Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  Features over 2,500 vendors the 2nd Sunday of every month. MORE >>

Sales Rose Bowl Flea Market
Sun, Sep 14, 2014.  Features over 2,500 vendors the 2nd Sunday of every month. MORE >>

Sales Rose Bowl Flea Market
Sun, Oct 12, 2014.  Features over 2,500 vendors the 2nd Sunday of every month. MORE >>

Sales Rose Bowl Flea Market
Sun, Nov 9, 2014.  Features over 2,500 vendors the 2nd Sunday of every month. MORE >>

Sales Rose Bowl Flea Market
Sun, Dec 14, 2014.  Features over 2,500 vendors the 2nd Sunday of every month. MORE >>

Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt Murder at the Getty Scavenger Hunt
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, pride, revenge, and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million-dollar purchase of a painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to learn what he knew and discover what drove one of four suspects to commit murder. To solve the mystery, you’ll have to crack a secret code left in the victim’s appointment calendar. Can you figure out whodunnit? MORE >>

Scavenger Hunt Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt
Sat, May 3, 2014.  Armed with a flashlight, you’ll visit ghost-plagued buildings and haunted spots on Hollywood’s famous strip while learning stories about the restless souls you might disturb. Learn about the celebrity ghost who plays a bugle in room 928 at a Hollywood Boulevard hotel, check out a movie-themed bookshop whose owner stuck his head in an oven and see if you feel the spirit of a man with a cape and top hat at the famously haunted Hollywood Wax Museum. You’ll visit the birthplace of the movie premier, learn where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard once stayed for $5 a night and find out where a blonde bombshell’s ghost gets wet. Along the way, you’ll discover legends surrounding a jumper from the Hollywood sign, why the pool at Hollywood High is a dangerous place and whose ghost likes to pace in front of the Chinese Theater. MORE >>

Scavenger Hunt Murder at the Natural History Museum Scavenger Hunt
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Someone—or some thing—has been bumping off staffers at the L.A. Natural History Museum who were involved in acquiring an ancient Aztec relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Itlkilyu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings. Highlights include the new dinosaur exhibits, Megamouth the shark, a life-size African watering hole, an insect zoo, Zuni fetishes, and historic bling. MORE >>

Scavenger Hunt Munch Around Downtown Scavenger Hunt
Sat, May 17, 2014.  Do you literally hunger for adventure? Then here’s a hunt for you: Discover the gourmet delights of downtown L.A.’s tastiest neighborhoods while collecting treats and answers along the way. You’ll explore Chinatown and Olvera Street while sampling such mouth-watering fare as Chicken Sopas, BBQ pork buns, toasted-coconut Cocada de Horno, Vietnamese po’boys, Chinese green tea moochis, strawberry whipped cream cakes, and French dip sandwiches. Between bites, you’ll be challenged to answer such questions as: “Why might you find a saber tooth in your souvenir from Avila Adobe?” and “What is the name of a fire-breathing Dodgers fan found on Spring Street?” MORE >>

Scavenger Hunt Santa Monica Pier Pressure Scavenger Hunt
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  You may think you know the Santa Monica Pier and the Third Street Promenade, but on this hunt you’ll uncover secrets and quirks you never suspected. Highlights include movie locations, historic photos, menacing cannons, spectacular views, antics in an arcade, strange sculptures and a giant shark. MORE >>

Sports
Sports Pasadena Public Skate
Daily.  Public Skating is a leisurely skating program open to anyone of any age and skill level. For your safety and enjoyment each public skating sessions is supervised by an "on-ice" staff member. MORE >>

Sports Fiesta Fridays
Fridays.  Watch the races while enjoying Happy Hour drink specials and Mexican munchies. MORE >>

Sports Viva Los Dodgers
Sundays.  Sun, Apr 6, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  Viva Los Dodgers is a family-friendly pregame festival is held in Lot 6 two hours prior to each Sunday home game where fans can enjoy live music, player autographs and various activities. Check back for details for each game! Entrance is free with a paid ticket to the game. MORE >>

Sports Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament
Wed, Apr 23, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  The largest amateur tennis tournament in the United States, now in its 114th year, will also host the Pac-12 Men's Tennis Team Tournament. The winner will earn the automatic qualifying berth into the NCAA National Championship. MORE >>

Sports Clayton Kershaw Bobblehead Night
Today.  Get a free Clayton Kershaw “Cy Young” Bobblehead when L.A. takes on the Phillies. MORE >>

Sports Lingerie Football
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Who knew that football could be so sexy? MORE >>

Sports Angels Backpack Giveaway
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  Get a free Angels backpack when Anaheim hosts Cleveland. MORE >>

Sports Knotty Pine Derby
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  Bigfoot Lodge will be awarding trophies, Boy Scout Patches and drink tokens for winning cars and participants. Spectators are welcome to come early and vote for their favorites. Bigfoot's Knotty Pine Derby happens on the last Tuesday of every month. MORE >>

Sports Josh Hamilton Bobblehead Night
Fri, May 2, 2014.  Get a free Josh Hamilton bobblehead when the Angels face the Rangers. MORE >>

Sports Chivas USA vs Houston
Sat, May 3, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports The Moment: Mayweather vs. Maidana
Sat, May 3, 2014.  In movie theaters nationwide, where every seat is ringside, boxing fans can watch WBC Welterweight World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather as he faces the power-punching WBA Welterweight World Champion Marcos "El Chino" Maidana. In addition to the 12-round world championship bout, the action-packed undercard will match Amir Khan against Luis Collazoin, Adrien Broner against Carlos Molina, and J’Leon Love vs. Marco Antonio Periban. MORE >>

Sports LA River Fun Run/Walk
Sun, May 4, 2014.  The route will take runners by the river, allowing them to experience it up close, and creating an awareness of LA’s hidden gem. All proceeds will go to the beautification and restoration of the river and the organizations that are actively participating in this cause. MORE >>

Sports Dodger Inflatable Chair Giveaway
Thu, May 8, 2014.  Get a free Dodger inflatable chair when L.A. takes on San Francisco. MORE >>

Sports Dodger Pennant Giveaway
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Get a free Dodger pennant when they host the Giants. MORE >>

Sports Stars On Ice
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Meryl Davis and Charlie White returned from the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi with the United States’ first ice dancing gold medal in history. Stars on Ice features Davis and White along with their bronze medal winning teammates. Bringing the spirit and passion of the Olympics back to home ice, the entire bronze medal winning U.S. Figure Skating team will highlight a truly spectacular and star-studded cast. In addition to gold medalists Davis and White, two-time U.S. champion Ashley Wagner, 2014 U.S. champion Gracie Gold, four-time and reigning U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott, 2014 U.S. silver medalist Jason Brown and two-time reigning U.S. pair champions Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir comprise the bronze medal team that will join the Stars on Ice 2014 Tour. MORE >>

Sports Mother's Day Dodger Clutch Giveaway
Sun, May 11, 2014.  Your mom can walk the bases and get a free tote when L.A. takes on the Giants. MORE >>

Sports Yasiel Puig Bobblehead Night
Tue, May 13, 2014.  Get a free Yasiel Puig bobblehead when L.A. hosts Seattle. MORE >>

Sports Angels Camo Shirt Giveaway
Thu, May 15, 2014.  Get a free Angels camo shirt when the Angels host the Rays. MORE >>

Sports Free Angels Camo Hat
Fri, May 16, 2014.  Get a free camo hat when Anaheim takes on Tampa Bay. MORE >>

Sports L.A. Derby Dolls
Sat, May 17, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  The L.A. Derby Dolls are Southern California's premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league. MORE >>

Sports Sparks Home Opener
Sun, May 18, 2014.  Reigning WNBA MVP Candace Parker, along with Stanford alumni Candice Wiggins and Nneka Ogwumike, host Phoenix, led by Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner. MORE >>

Sports Albert Pujols Gnome Giveaway
Tue, May 20, 2014.  Get a free Albert Pujols gnome when the Angels take on Houston. MORE >>

Sports L.A. Galaxy vs. FC Dallas
Wed, May 21, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Angels Cooler Giveaway
Fri, May 23, 2014.  Get a free cooler when the Angels face the Royals. MORE >>

Sports Galaxy vs. Philadelphia Union
Sun, May 25, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Memorial Day BBQ Apron Giveaway
Mon, May 26, 2014.  Get a free Memorial Day BBQ apron when the Reds come to town. MORE >>

Sports Hyun-Jin Ryu Bobblehead Night
Tue, May 27, 2014.  Get a free Hyun-Jin Ryu bobblehead when L.A. hosts Cincinnati. MORE >>

Sports Knotty Pine Derby
Tue, May 27, 2014.  Bigfoot Lodge will be awarding trophies, Boy Scout Patches and drink tokens for winning cars and participants. Spectators are welcome to come early and vote for their favorites. Bigfoot's Knotty Pine Derby happens on the last Tuesday of every month. MORE >>

Sports Chivas USA vs. Portland Timbers
Wed, May 28, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Chivas USA vs. Philadelphia
Sat, May 31, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Jered Weaver Gnome Giveaway
Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  Get a free Jered Weaver gnome when the Angels face the White Sox. MORE >>

Sports Galaxy vs. Chivas USA
Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Chivas USA vs. Seattle
Wed, Jun 11, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports L.A. Derby Dolls
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  The L.A. Derby Dolls are Southern California's premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league. MORE >>

Sports Tommy Lasorda Bobblehead Night
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Get a free Tommy Lasorda bobblehead when L.A. hosts Arizona. MORE >>

Sports Free Father's Day Sports Bag
Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  Not only can your dad get a free Dodgers sports bag, he can play catch on the field too when L.A. takes on Arizona. MORE >>

Sports Autographed Baseball Giveaway
Tue, Jun 17, 2014.  Get a free autographed baseball when Colorado comes to town. MORE >>

Sports Angels Cowboy Hat Giveaway
Fri, Jun 20, 2014.  Get a free Angels cowboy hat when the Angels host the Rangers. MORE >>

Sports Running with the Bulls
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  So you've always wanted to run with the bulls in Pamplona, but you haven't been able to make it to Spain. Now you can do it without leaving SoCal! MORE >>

Sports Knotty Pine Derby
Tue, Jun 24, 2014.  Bigfoot Lodge will be awarding trophies, Boy Scout Patches and drink tokens for winning cars and participants. Spectators are welcome to come early and vote for their favorites. Bigfoot's Knotty Pine Derby happens on the last Tuesday of every month. MORE >>

Sports Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake
Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Don Newcombe Replica Brooklyn Jersey Giveaway
Tue, Jul 1, 2014.  Get a free Don Newcombe replica Brooklyn jersey when L.A. hosts Cleveland. MORE >>

Sports Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers
Fri, Jul 4, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Angels Patriotic Hat Giveaway
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  Get a free Angels patriotic hat when the Angels take on Houston. MORE >>

Sports Chivas USA vs. Montreal
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Cowboy Rally Monkey Giveaway
Tue, Jul 8, 2014.  Get a free Cowboy rally monkey when Anaheim hosts Toronto. MORE >>

Sports L.A. Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Pee Wee Reese & Roy Campanella Bobblehead Night
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  Get a free Pee Wee Reese & Roy Campanella bobblehead when L.A. hosts San Diego. MORE >>

Sports Galaxy vs. New England Revolution
Wed, Jul 16, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Mike Trout Gnome Giveaway
Fri, Jul 18, 2014.  Get a free Mike Trout gnome when the Angels host the Mariners. MORE >>

Sports Angels Beach Blanket Giveaway
Wed, Jul 23, 2014.  Get a free Angels beach blanket when Anaheim faces Baltimore. MORE >>

Sports Angels Hawaiian Shirt Giveaway
Fri, Jul 25, 2014.  Get a free Angels Hawaiian shirt when the Angels host Detroit. MORE >>

Sports Vin Scully 65th Anniversary Commemorative Item Giveaway
Tue, Jul 29, 2014.  Get a free Vin Scully 65th Anniversary commemorative item when L.A. hosts Atlanta. MORE >>

Sports International Surf Festival
Wed, Jul 30, 2014-Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  The Hermosa Beach Pier, the Manhattan Beach Pier and Torrance Beach will host championships for lifeguarding, bodysurfing, sand soccer, running, volleyball, paddleboarding, swimming and, of course, surfing. MORE >>

Sports Original 30HR Club Bobblehead Night
Thu, Jul 31, 2014.  Get a free Original 30HR Club Bobblehead (Baker, Cey, Garvey, Smith) when the Dodgers face the Braves. MORE >>

Sports L.A. Derby Dolls
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  The L.A. Derby Dolls are Southern California's premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league. MORE >>

Sports L.A. Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Lingerie Football
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  Who knew that football could be so sexy? MORE >>

Sports Chivas USA vs. FC Dallas
Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Dodger Cap Giveaway
Mon, Aug 4, 2014-Tue, Aug 5, 2014.  Get a free Dodger cap when L.A. takes on the Angels. MORE >>

Sports Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Biggest Loser RunWalk
Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  The theme park race will consist of a 5K plus Six Flags will be giving a discount into the park for all runners and walkers to make it a fun, fitness day for the entire family. The Biggest Loser RunWalk was founded by "The Biggest Loser's" Season 5 contestants Dan and Jackie Evans. The mother-son duo lost a combined total of 225 pounds while on the show and have used running and walking to keep the weight off. MORE >>

Sports Chivas USA vs. Vancouver
Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports WWE SummerSlam
Sun, Aug 17, 2014.  Don’t miss your favorite WWE Superstars and Divas live in action during the 27th annual SummerSlam. MORE >>

Sports Zack Greinke Bobblehead Night
Wed, Aug 20, 2014.  Get a free Zack Greinke bobblehead when L.A. hosts San Diego. MORE >>

Sports Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports L.A. Derby Dolls
Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  The L.A. Derby Dolls are Southern California's premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league. MORE >>

Sports Wings Over Camarillo Air Show
Sat, Aug 23, 2014-Sun, Aug 24, 2014.  An expanded Air Show flight demonstration features many popular aerobatic routines with nearly 90 aircraft; including vintage planes, experimental, and WWII fighter, bombers and transports. The Air Show features public access to the planes, pilots, and crews. Watch and walk among the planes; take photos and ask questions of the pilots and air show volunteers. MORE >>

Sports Vintage Angels Shirt Giveaway
Fri, Aug 29, 2014.  Get a free vintage Angels shirt when the Angels take on Oakland. MORE >>

Sports USC Football vs. Fresno State
Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Chivas USA vs. L.A. Galaxy
Sun, Aug 31, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Magic Johnson Bobblehead Night
Tue, Sep 2, 2014.  Get a free Magic Johnson bobblehead when L.A. takes on the Nationals MORE >>

Sports Dodger Headphones Giveaway
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  Get free Dodger headphones when Arizona comes to town. MORE >>

Sports L.A. Derby Dolls
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  The L.A. Derby Dolls are Southern California's premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league. MORE >>

Sports L.A. Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports UCLA Football vs. Memphis
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Babe Ruth Bobblehead Night
Tue, Sep 9, 2014.  Get a free Babe Ruth bobblehead when L.A. hosts San Diego. MORE >>

Sports Chivas USA vs. Sporting KC
Sat, Sep 13, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports (1/2 Way to) St. Paddy's Day Hat
Wed, Sep 17, 2014.  Get a free (1/2 Way to) St. Paddy's Day hat when the Angels host Seattle. MORE >>

Sports Free Angels Rally Drum
Thu, Sep 18, 2014.  Get a free Angels rally drum when Anaheim faces the Mariners. MORE >>

Sports Oktoberfest Stein Giveaway
Fri, Sep 19, 2014.  Get a free Oktoberfest stein when the Angels host the Rangers. MORE >>

Sports L.A. Galaxy vs. FC Dallas
Sat, Sep 20, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Angels Team Photo Day
Sun, Sep 21, 2014.  Get a free Angels team photo when Anaheim takes on Texas. MORE >>

Sports Dodger Sleeved Blanket Giveaway
Tue, Sep 23, 2014.  Get a free Dodger sleeved blanket when L.A. faces San Francisco MORE >>

Sports L.A. Derby Dolls
Sat, Sep 27, 2014.  The L.A. Derby Dolls are Southern California's premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league. MORE >>

Sports USC Football vs Oregon State
Sat, Sep 27, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports L.A. Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls
Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports L.A. Galaxy vs. Toronto FC
Sat, Oct 4, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports UCLA Football vs. Utah
Sat, Oct 4, 2014.  MORE >>

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Sat, Oct 4, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake
Sun, Oct 5, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Chivas USA vs. Colorado
Sat, Oct 11, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports L.A. Derby Dolls
Sat, Oct 11, 2014.  The L.A. Derby Dolls are Southern California's premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league. MORE >>

Sports UCLA Football vs. Oregon
Sat, Oct 11, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports USC Football vs. Colorado
Sat, Oct 18, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports L.A. Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders
Sun, Oct 19, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports Rock & Roll Half Marathon Weekend
Fri, Oct 24, 2014-Sun, Oct 26, 2014.  On Friday and Saturday, over 60 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information and much more. Pick up some last-minute race essentials before race day and be sure to visit the Brooks Official Merchandise Store. All runners must visit the expo to pick up their race number, gear bag and t-shirt before the big race on Sunday. MORE >>

Sports L.A. Derby Dolls
Sat, Oct 25, 2014-Sun, Oct 26, 2014.  The L.A. Derby Dolls are Southern California's premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league. MORE >>

Sports Chivas USA vs. San Jose
Sun, Oct 26, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports UCLA Football vs. Arizona
Sat, Nov 1, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports L.A. Derby Dolls
Sun, Nov 9, 2014.  The L.A. Derby Dolls are Southern California's premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league. MORE >>

Sports USC Football vs. California
Thu, Nov 13, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports L.A. Derby Dolls
Sat, Nov 22, 2014.  The L.A. Derby Dolls are Southern California's premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league. MORE >>

Sports UCLA Football vs. USC
Sat, Nov 22, 2014.  The Victory Bell was originally from an old Southern Pacific railroad locomotive. It was given to the UCLA student body by the UCLA Alumni Association in 1939. It was UCLA's symbol of victory until it was stolen by a USC organization called the Trojan Knights in 1941. After being hidden in various locations for over a year before resurfacing in a USC student magazine (known as the Wampus), a prank war between the two universities ensued until 1942, when the student body presidents of the two schools agreed that the bell would be the trophy awarded the winner of the annual UCLA-USC football game. MORE >>

Sports UCLA Football vs. Stanford
Fri, Nov 28, 2014.  MORE >>

Sports USC Football vs. Notre Dame
Sat, Nov 29, 2014.  MORE >>

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Sat, Dec 6, 2014.  The L.A. Derby Dolls are Southern California's premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league. MORE >>

Theatre
Theatre Don't Leave It All To Your Children
Sundays.  Sun, Jan 12, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  A musical comedy revue about seniors still on a romp in their Golden Years. MORE >>

Theatre The Book of Mormon
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jan 21, 2014-Sun, May 11, 2014.  The Book of Mormon is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The Book of Mormon features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

“The best musical of this century.” - Ben Brantley, The New York Times MORE >>

Theatre Point Break Live!
Sundays.  The show features armed robbery, big-wave surfing, car chases, explosions, and no less than two extended skydiving sequences. Best of all, the starring role of Keanu will be selected at random from the audience each night, with the lucky winner reading their entire script off of cue-cards. This method manages to capture the rawness of a Keanu Reeves performance even from those who generally think themselves incapable of acting. MORE >>

Theatre My Name is Asher Lev
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Feb 15, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Set in Brooklyn’s Hasidic Jewish Community, the powerful story of a young painter’s struggle to become an artist at any cost – against the will of his parents, community and tradition — was the winner of the 2012-13 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and the John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award. MORE >>

Theatre Tartuffe
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Feb 19, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  A fox in the hen house; a rat is in the cellar; a snake is in the grass – Oh, Monsieur Tartuffe! The world’s most famous scoundrel’s story, Tartuffe is comic genius Molière’s tale of naiveté, religious hypocrisy, and the triumphant victory of good over evil – and all in rhyming couplets! MORE >>

Theatre A Steady Rain
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Feb 22, 2014-Sun, May 11, 2014.  Steppenwolf Theatre co-founder Jeff Perry (Scandal) directs the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway sensation by Keith Huff (Mad Men, House of Cards) that will have audiences on the edge of their seats. The lifelong friendship of two Chicago cops is put to the test when a deadly error of judgment sends their lives spinning out of control. MORE >>

Theatre Slowgirl
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Mar 4, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  When seventeen year-old Becky is shipped-off to her Uncle Sterling’s Costa Rican home – a sanctuary to which he escaped many years ago – the two lost souls navigate contrasting philosophies and a maze of regret. Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney returns to his old stomping grounds at Steppenwolf and brings home this intimate and elegant glimpse at two characters seeking forgiveness and finding each other. With sharp humor and authenticity, this West Coast premiere reminds us that escape is easy but redemption is hard. MORE >>

Theatre Top Girls
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Mar 6, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Politics get personal in the go-getting 1980s of Margaret Thatcher's England when Marlene, who has just been made managing director of the Top Girls Employment Agency, discovers that life above the glass ceiling is not all it's cracked up to be. An insightful commentary on bourgeois feminism, this bold and ingenious work offers an honest portrait of what it means to be a woman in the modern world. MORE >>

Theatre TalHotBlond: Everybody Lies Online
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Mar 7, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  An EMMY Award winning journalist stumbles on a plot that towers all others. Based on a true story, playwright Kathrine Bates crafts this stunning account of lust, lies, and fantasies where sex and obsession, indulged through an erotic relationship on the Internet, leads to explosive consequences, becoming a cautionary tale for the times we live in. MORE >>

Theatre Macbeth
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 8, 2014-Sun, May 11, 2014.  Something wicked this way comes. In a world rife with superstition and witchcraft, the Bard’s insatiable Scottish couple leads us down a traitorous and blood-soaked road to the throne only to learn that power attained through murderous greed is enshrouded with the sleepless shriek of a guilty conscience. MORE >>

Theatre Urban Death
Saturdays.  Sat, Mar 8, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  Zombie Joes Underground Theater's terrifying signature production is back, and more bad-ass than ever - diving deep into the depths of all-new inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Produced by Zombie Joe and directed by Jana Wimer, with original musical score by Christopher Reiner. MORE >>

Theatre Wild Songs and Naked Souls
Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 8, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Romance, comedy, beauty, passion, some songs. “Wild Songs and Naked Souls” features dramatic interpretations of classic musings on love and life from great writers and poets of the past few centuries, along with some songs. It’s an evening of romance and fun, a terrific evening out. Despite the title, there’s no nudity involved: only the emotions are naked here. MORE >>

Theatre Cuauhtémoc
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Mar 13, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Cuauhtémoc, the last Mexican ruler, and Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conqueror, face each other one last time. MORE >>

Theatre The Last Act of Lilka Kadison
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Mar 19, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  At age seventeen, Lilka Kadison flees Poland on the eve of World War II. Seventy years later in her modest North Hollywood home, she's spending the afternoon hassling her son, wrestling her caregiver, and arguing with a ghost who keeps rearranging her furniture - and her memories. This transcendent journey from present to past is told through magic illusion, toy theatre, music and imagination. It’s a story of love, loss, the creative impulse and memories that must never be denied. MORE >>

Theatre The Ghost Sonata
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  Thu, Mar 20, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  "The Ghost Sonata has been a seminal play that the Actors' Gang has been wanting to do for years. In recent workshops, director Brian T. Finney has presented a vision of beauty, energy, courageous spirits, and stunning theatricality that promise to create an evening that will both entertain and stir the incorporeal senses." - Tim Robbins, Artistic Director MORE >>

Theatre Is There Sex After Marriage? (Comedy)
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Where did the passion go? That's the question Roger, the dreamer, is asking after 20 years with his activist wife, Sherry. In his quest for an answer, he and Sherry embark on a series of hilarious sexual encounters, that come just as close to tearing them apart, as to sparking the flames like never before. The result is a humorous and thought provoking roller coaster ride in an American marriage. MORE >>

Theatre L.A. Deli (Comedy)
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  A series of comedic sketches that take place in a Hollywood delicatessen giving the audience a wicked and hilarious look inside show business. The cast of outrageous, shameless, and sometimes certifiable characters includes movie and TV producers, writers, directors, actors, their wives, ex-wives, and a very patient waitress named Kathleen. Some of the events portrayed actually happened to the playwright, some to his friends, and some to people he just happened to be sitting next to at lunch. MORE >>

Theatre Lend Me A Tenor
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Winner of three Tony Awards, this madcap, screwball comedy takes place when a fiery-tempered, world famous opera singer goes missing just as he’s to make his debut with a local opera company. A three-ring circus of chaos ensues complete with mistaken identities and backstage shenanigans. MORE >>

Theatre Recall
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Single mom Justine (Karen Nicole) is on the run with teenage daughter Lucy (Madeline Bertani) from a government that “recalls” violent individuals. Justine grows close to the mysterious David (Mark Souza), who runs the safe house where they seek shelter, while at school Lucy befriends disturbed loner Quinn (Kevin Grossman). Government reprogrammer Charlotte (Lara Fisher) insinuates herself into all of their lives as her hidden agenda is gradually revealed. As relationships intensify and motives become clearer, Lucy's frightening tendencies come to the surface and threaten to destroy everything. Ultimately, Recall explores our need to feel connected, understood and loved – no matter the damage, no matter the cost. MORE >>

Theatre The Petrified Forest
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  This insightful, Depression-era tale of frustrated lives and spiritual emptiness is set in a gas station and lunchroom along an Arizona highway. The daughter of the station’s owner longs to go to Paris to paint. She falls in love with Alan Squier, a failed author who stops at the restaurant on his way to California and proposes elopement. Everything changes when the escaped criminal Duke Mantee arrives and holds them hostage, painting the plight of the search for values in a decadent civilization. MORE >>

Theatre For The Record: Tarantino
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Mar 27, 2014-Sat, May 17, 2014.  Combines East Coast Broadway theatrics with the style and spectacle of Los Angeles to take audiences on a musical journey through 25 years of pulse pounding movie magic. This retrospective highlights hit Tarantino directed films including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Four Rooms, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.

The cast will feature Rumer Willis, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the film her father starred in, Pulp Fiction as well as Tarantino's Death Proof star Tracie Thoms, Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars), Lindsay Pearce (Glee), Lindsey Gort (Carrie Diaries), Ginifer King (Nickelodeon's Haunted Hathaways) and more. MORE >>

Theatre Rest
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Mar 28, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  A nursing home in northern Idaho is shutting down. Only three patients remain—and one of them is lost. Gerald, 91 and suffering from Alzheimers, has wandered off, leaving his wife Etta and her friend Tom. Remaining staff includes a new 20-year-old cook and two longtime employees, women suddenly faced with a crisis of their own. In the midst of a record-breaking blizzard, the search for Gerald takes an unexpected turn—as the others find themselves powerless in the face of an uncertain future. A tender and heartbreakingly funny new work by the playwright who has risen like a meteor on the theatrical scene—author of last season’s play The Whale. MORE >>

Theatre Come Back, Little Sheba
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 29, 2014-Sat, May 17, 2014.  At a time when the pace of American life was not so rapid, a middle-aged couple, awash in the what-ifs and drifting apart, takes in a young, vivacious college boarder, creating an explosive catalyst for change. After half a century, William Inge’s contemporary masterpiece remains compelling and deeply resonant. MORE >>

Theatre Doctor Anonymous
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 29, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  The mask comes off! Set during the Frank Rizzo campaign for mayor of Philadelphia and the dawn of Gay Pride, and inspired by the true story of Dr. John E. Fryer, this world premiere drama by New York-based playwright/psychiatrist Guy Fredrick Glass tackles the controversial subject of gay conversion therapy in a tale of love, liberation and opera. MORE >>

Theatre Sovereign Body
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 29, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  As a wife and mother of two grown daughters welcomes an uninvited Thanksgiving dinner guest, a family's life is forever challenged and changed. Is she losing her mind and body or owning them once and for all? Sovereign Body is an epic story of a family's journey to healing. MORE >>

Theatre Everything You Touch
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Apr 3, 2014-Sun, May 11, 2014.  Victor is a ruthless fashion designer in the 1970s at the top of his game. Esme, his glamorous protégé and muse, is pushed aside when an ordinary Midwestern woman inspires Victor to make his artistry accessible to the masses. A generation later, a woman grappling with a healthy dose of self-loathing must wrestle her own family demons to find her way through the world of fashion that won’t give a woman her size a second look. Skipping back and forth in time, Everything You Touch is a viciously funny look at the struggle to find an identity that's more than skin deep. MORE >>

Theatre Manicomio
Fridays.  Fri, Apr 4, 2014-Fri, May 23, 2014.  This all-new experimental theatrical labyrinth of interwoven lives, flashbacks, dreams and apparitions haunting a dark asylumis directed by Sebastian Muñoz and produced by Zombie Joe. MORE >>

Theatre Romeo & Juliet
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 4, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  The most famous love story of all time gets an athletic and imaginative staging in this new adaptation that incorporates dynamic choreography and visually rich design. MORE >>

Theatre Sans Merci
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  Fri, Apr 4, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Would you die for what you believe in? Tracy and Kelly, young students at UCI, are determined to make a difference. But three years after their meeting, a no longer idealistic Kelly is the crippled survivor of a brutal attack, and Tracy never returned from their ill-fated mission of mercy in South America. One rainy day in Los Angeles, Tracy’s mother Elizabeth shows up unexpectedly at Kelly’s apartment. Slowly, the two dance through their grief, while negotiating the truth of what brought the two young women together. Why did they undertake their dangerous humanitarian mission and what happened on that fatal final day? MORE >>

Theatre The Road to Damascus
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 4, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  Inspired by the dramatic conversion of Rabbi Saul of Tarsus - the man who turned from murderer to saint (the Apostle Paul) - and the persecution of Jesus' followers after His crucifixion, Monaco's historical portrayal incorporates music, song and dance with Biblical themes, bringing to life this world-changing story in a characterization that shows why biographers refer to the Apostle Paul as "The man who shook the world." MORE >>

Theatre The Columbine Project
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 5, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  This drama examines what went through the minds of several students, including the killers, as well as racism and homophobia within the school. Writer/Director Paul Storiale spent six months of research conducting interviews with former students and writing not only what has been public knowledge, but also never-before-known information. Filled with monologues straight from diaries, this staged true story will provide insight to who these children were. MORE >>

Theatre White Marriage
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 5, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  A surreal, erotic coming-of-age fairytale set in Poland circa 1890 that follows a young girl’s poignant emergence into womanhood and her frightened resistance to her impending marriage. Chekhov meets Fellini in an enchanting tragicomedy brimming with wit, charm and a large dose of the magical by one of Poland’s most distinguished modern playwrights. MORE >>

Theatre The Hypochondriac (Horror)
Sundays.  Sun, Apr 6, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  The World Premiere of Roger K. Weiss's hysterical, modern-day adaptation of Moliere’s classic comedy “Le Malade Imaginaire,” about a man whose focus on his imaginary ailments creates chaos throughout his household. MORE >>

Theatre Ruth Draper's Monologues
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Apr 8, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  A pioneer in 20th century drama, Ruth Draper was described as, “the greatest individual performer that America has ever given.” Her uncanny ability, while alone on stage, to shift between many characters brought awe to actors, royalty and throngs of crowds for decades. Now, Annette Bening makes Draper’s timeless monologues her own — highlighting their continued influence on audiences and artists alike. Meet the harried society woman, the hostess, the wife, the mistress; like Draper before her, Bening embraces and embodies these monologues in this tour-de-force premiere. MORE >>

Theatre Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Minister’s Black Veil
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 11, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  The setting is a small Massachusetts village, circa 1710. The town’s minister, Reverend Hooper, suddenly begins appearing in public wearing a black veil over his face…to Sunday Service, to a funeral, to a wedding, everywhere. His congregation, astonished and disturbed by his strange appearance, appeals to his loving fiancée, Elizabeth, to intercede with him, discover the reasons for his masking and get him to remove the veil. It soon becomes apparent that he has no intention of removing the veil while he lives. He is a good man, doing battle against the power of evil. For, no matter how virtuous one may be, one harbors somewhere some secret sin. As he continues to wear the veil, his congregants note the increased strength and depth of his spiritual power. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), one of the early 19th Century’s most important American authors, was himself the descendant of a judge of the Salem Witch Trials. The Puritan origins of early American culture figured on a recurrent basis in his work. MORE >>

Theatre The Vortex
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 11, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  1965, the mod London of Carnaby Street, Darling and “The Shrimp” – Nicky Lancaster brings his beautiful fiancée home to introduce her to his mother, narcissistic stage actress Florence, and is shocked to learn that she has taken a much younger lover. When Nicky’s fiancée runs off with Florence’s boy-toy, Nicky and Florence are forced to confront the truth about themselves. MORE >>

Theatre The Tallest Tree in the Forest
Daily.  Sat, Apr 12, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  Paul Robeson was born the son of a runaway slave and died “the most well known black man in the world.” Obie Award-winning writer and performer Daniel Beaty chronicles his remarkable life in an extraordinary theatrical biography. Embodying not only Robeson but also dozens of international personalities who crossed Robeson’s path, Beaty fills the theatre with the dreams, words and songs (American classics like Ol’ Man River) of a man who sacrificed everything in the name of liberty. MORE >>

Theatre Five Mile Lake
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, Apr 13, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Jamie enjoys a quiet life in his small Pennsylvania town, fixing up his grandfather's old lake house and pining after Mary, his troubled coworker. When his brother comes back to town with a new girlfriend, Jamie's peaceful world is turned upside down. A tender story about those who stay and those who go away. MORE >>

Theatre Love, Loss, and What I Wore
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Apr 16, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Nora and Delia Ephron wrote this comedy that uses clothing as a metaphor for all the big moments in our lives. Each week features a different rotating cast of actresses including Ashlie Atkinson, Paula Christensen, Akira Dann, Kathryne Dora Brown, Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell, Deidrie Henry, Valisia LeKae, Amanda McBroom, Megan McGinnis, Marianna Palka, Lauren Patten, Rondi Reed, Krysta Rodriguez, Sandra Tsing Loh, JoBeth Williams and Hattie Winston. MORE >>

Theatre Sjalusi (Jealousy)
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Apr 17, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Deaf West Theatre brings Teater Manu, Norway’s professional sign language theater company, to the U.S. for the first time with a black comedy about three women living on different floors of the same luxurious high-rise. Although they have never met, the trio is inter-connected by their secrets, a man and a feisty email conversation. It’s a story as truthful as life, love and jealousy itself, filled with forbidden emotions, desire and passion. MORE >>

Theatre Be a Good Little Widow
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 18, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  Young wife Melody has never been to a funeral until her husband dies in a plane crash. Expected to instantly assume proper widowhood, Melody is left to wonder, what's the right way to grieve? Fortunately, her mother-in-law is a professional. Widow, that is. Under her guidance, Melody must try her best to be a good little widow. A sad comedy about loss and longing. MORE >>

Theatre Cats
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 18, 2014-Sun, May 11, 2014.  The 1983 Tony Award winner for Best Musical is the second longest-running show in Broadway history, and the fourth longest-running West End musical. MORE >>

Theatre Detective Partner Hero Villain
Fridays, Saturdays.  Fri, Apr 18, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  Superheros and crime noir are smashed together in the West Coast Premiere of Brett Neveu's play. As Detective Baker scrambles to find a serial killer, superhero Fantastic Phenomenon doesn't offer his usual help. Baker pursues the clues with help from his partner Warren and super villain Supernova, but is he ready to uncover the truth? A truth that exposes the realities of life and death, and the ultimate consequences of trusting those who tell us to “keep the faith.” MORE >>

Theatre Mandrake's End
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 19, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  The Lake House Chronicles comes to a close and all the questions from the prior two productions find their answers as this dramatic production reaches a climax that is truly unexpected. Evelyn Townsend reunites with her son Josh and attempts to trust Byron Meade while Becky and Chris see if there is anything left to their relationship to rebuild. But then there is Harry Mandrake who might well destroy every aspiration, dream, and desire the others have. Who will pay the ultimate price for the lives they have lead, and who will find truth for the first time in their lives. Follow these six amazing characters as they delve into the world of murder, mystery, romance, resentment, and revenge. Mandrake's End will leave you thinking, contemplating, and evaluating your own lives, as well as those of the characters. MORE >>

Theatre The Lion in Winter
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 19, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  The Lion in Winter plays out the spectacular strategies for power and love between two of England’s most formidable and most human rulers, King Henry II and Queen Eleanor, and their three crown-hungry sons. As the sun sets on his reign, the great and powerful Henry Plantagenet calls Eleanor to the castle at Chinon for one last Winter Court, along with their three sons – the warrior Richard, the conniving Geoffrey, and the bumble-headed John. Locked behind the palace doors, a deadly game of alliances and betrayals unfolds as each of the players moves to control who will sit on the throne when Henry is gone – a battle that will determine the future of an empire. MORE >>

Theatre Porgy and Bess
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Apr 22, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  There’s a hurricane blowing into the Ahmanson filled with glorious Gershwin melodies, rousing production numbers and one of theater’s most unforgettable and timeless love stories. The legendary Porgy and Bess, ahead of its time in 1935, has come of age in a contemporary new adaptation deservedly celebrated with the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. MORE >>

Theatre A Coffin in Egypt
Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays.  Wed, Apr 23, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  90-year-old grand dame Myrtle Bledsoe has outlived her husband, her daughters and virtually everyone else in Egypt, Texas. But in the last stage of her life, she can’t outlive the truth. The Wallis presents the West Coast Premiere of this haunting tale of memory and murder, racism and recrimination. Known for opera and musical theater, composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist/director Leonard Foglia based their chamber opera on a play by Horton Foote, providing the perfect showcase for beloved mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade. Von Stade’s formidable bravura has won her wide acclaim, including being called “one of America’s finest artists and singers” by The New York Times. MORE >>

Theatre The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Apr 23, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Ellis Shook lives alone in a small duplex apartment in Paducah, Kentucky. He works nights buffing floors, keeps to himself—and always remembers to take his medication. But when two teenage girls arrive at his doorstep one autumn afternoon, their visit will force him to confront a tragic past while also offering him a glimpse at hope. MORE >>

Theatre Beyond Sight
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  Blind actor Robert Smith and former U.S. Marine Ginger Lawrence head the cast of the new musical about a soldier who returns to the U.S. after losing his sight during combat in Afghanistan. MORE >>

Theatre Fat Pig
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Neil LaBute’s award-winning, stingingly witty romance about love in the modern age of body image and peer pressure tells the story of Tom, a young career guy who hits it off with Helen, a bright, sexy woman who happens to be plus-sized. As he reluctantly finds himself falling in love, Tom's colleagues are brutal in their assessment of his new mate. LaBute probes our carb-counting, extreme makeover nation by asking tough questions. How much has our relentless pursuit of beauty turned us into an uglier species? MORE >>

Theatre Frozen
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  Bryony Lavery's powerful, poetic and provocative drama, telling the story of Ralph, a serial killer and the effects that his heinous crimes have on the two women in particular, who are left to untangle the web of destruction that he leaves in his wake. MORE >>

Theatre Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  The award-winning Beatles concert makes its debut at the Orange County Performing Arts. In a show the Denver Post calls “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles,” Rain boasts a repertoire of nearly 200 Beatlemaniac favorites. MORE >>

Theatre A Delicate Balance
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 26, 2014-Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  Two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Susan Sullivan (Castle, Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest) and David Selby (Dark Shadows, Falcon Crest) head the cast of Edward Albee’s searing work, directed by Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award-winner Robin Larsen. Agnes and Tobias’ precarious suburban lives are shaken when they find themselves hosting unexpected houseguests — who plan to stay indefinitely. This stylish, daring and profoundly touching social comedy is full of memorable Albee bits, bountiful bursts of colorful invective and lacerating repartee. MORE >>

Theatre Pray To Ball
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 26, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  As the NBA draft approaches, two Superstar college basketball players and the controversial world of Islam collide in this face-off between life long friends. Beyond money, fame, and flesh…a look at living in America today. MORE >>

Theatre Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 26, 2014-Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  A touching and human comedy about a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison, who hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti, to give her private dance lessons —one per week for six weeks— in her gulf-front condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. What begins as an mercurial relationship blossoms into an intimate friendship as these two people from very different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing. Starring 2-time Oscar nominee Leslie Caron. MORE >>

Theatre Wake
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 26, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  Molly Harrison is an agoraphobic mortician, anchored to the safety of her funeral home for over three years. Her vivacious mother and precocious teenage daughter try in their own humorous ways to help her take that first step down the front walk, including hypnosis, sensory-overload therapy and a trip to Moscow. But in the end, Molly must realize what is truly important in her life before the power of love can finally inspire her to embrace the world again. MORE >>

Theatre Hooked
Sundays.  Sun, Apr 27, 2014-Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  In her show, Bailey Mason tells about her time being a performer in stand-up comedy, something she was "hooked" to do. Even though she attempted to provide laughs while in the comedy clubs, her actual life was anything but funny. During this time, she was robbed, attacked, and endured the death of her mother from natural causes and her husband, not natural causes! She also found other work, even though that work wasn’t necessarily ethical or legal. Hooked recounts Bailey’s very personal transformation via her journey from hooker to healer, from outcall to answering the call and being of real service and an inspiration to others. MORE >>

Theatre The Devil & Billy Markham
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  First published by Playboy in 1979 and originally staged in 1989 at Lincoln Center, The Devil & Billy Markham by Shel Silverstein is a one-act play that studies the nature of good and evil in man. This epic poem tells the improbable story of down-on-his-luck singer/songwriter Billy Markham. Told in classic Silverstein pentameter and set on Nashville's famed Music Row, the six chapter tome details Markham's odyssey from the legendary Linebaugh's sandwich shop, to Hell, to Heaven and then back again. His constant flirtation with the dark side of life, his appetite for games of chance, his problematic prodigious libido and his willingness gamble away the very souls of those who love him most are all explored. MORE >>

Theatre Do Not Disturb
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 2, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  A funny, dark and engrossing evening of one-act plays by Joshua Fardon and directed by Kevin Hoffer, featuring uninvited guests, provocative ideas, proposals, longing, violence, foul-mouthed angels, alcoholism, sex, hurtling statues, Facebook, infidelity, stalking, cartoons and unsolved equations. This night takes you to the edge of madness then gives you a shove. Not for the weak or the faint of heart, Do Not Disturb is an equal-opportunity boundary-breaker which provides something to disturb every sensibility. MORE >>

Theatre I Totally Know What You Did Last (Donna) Summer
Fridays, Saturdays.  Fri, May 2, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  A new musical parody of the horror movies you loved from the 90s mashed up with hits from the Disco Queen you loved from the 70s from the creative team behind the smash sensations, "Are You There God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter" and "Prairie-oke!" MORE >>

Theatre L.A. Views: Traffic Jam
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 2, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  Featuring an 18 member ensemble, LA Views-Traffic Jam proudly presents a non-stop excursion through LA’s dynamic transit ways, with playwrights putting their pedal to the metal through L.A. side streets, intersections, colliding with wannabe superheroes, smuggled Highland Park parrots, pregnant air traffic controllers, 19th century horse-and-carriages and Little Saigon Banh Chung laced bike paths! At break neck speeds the show begins at one of LA’s earliest toll and accelerates through space and time aboard bikes, scooters, cars, busses, helicopters, airplanes, trains and spaceships. Drawing inspiration from every form of transportation Traffic Jam transports its audience from, Los Angeles’ earliest days to outer space and back. MORE >>

Theatre The Trumpet of the Swan
Fri, May 2, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  E.B. White’s classic novel is now a symphonic concert experience. The Trumpet of the Swan, like all of White’s novels, concerns a young character who must overcome a life challenge. Though Louis is a trumpeter swan, he can't communicate like the rest of his family because he was born without a voice. To overcome this obstacle, he learns to play a real brass trumpet he received from his father. Through the friendship of a young boy, Sam, and a determination to pay back his father's debt on the trumpet, Louis overcomes adversity to attain freedom, fame, fortune and the gift of music through his father’s heartbreaking and heroic love. In this uniquely entertaining, theatrical adaptation of the famous book, actors come together with an on-stage orchestra and a trumpet soloist to tell E.B. White's classic story.

Originally receiving its world premiere at The Kennedy Center, The Baltimore Sun said that The Trumpet of the Swan “sets the gold standard for children’s productions… utterly enchanting – easily holds its own alongside classics like Peter and the Wolf.” The Washington Post added that “…this lushly scored work will send you home with a helpless, contented smile on your face.” MORE >>

Theatre Steve Martin's The Underpants
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, May 3, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Maske, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s panties fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise’s momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Maske home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac. MORE >>

Theatre Vivien
Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, May 3, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  Vivien is the powerful story of a father and son reunited after almost four decades. Resentment and regret make way for an odyssey of discovery. Exploring the tenuous ties that bind a family together, playwright Percy Granger weaves a tale of humor and grace, uncovering the hearts of two men, the choices each has made, a long overdue understanding and ultimately, the enormity of what each has lost. MORE >>

Theatre different words for the same thing
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, May 4, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  After putting years and thousands of miles between them, Alice gets the call to return to her hometown, forcing her to revisit and re-examine the places, events and relationships that once defined her. Neel Keller, who helmed last season’s thriller The Nether, assembles one of the largest casts in KDT history to create an unforgettable multi-ethnic family three generations deep: complete with all the love, laughter, complications and difficult choices that come with family. MORE >>

Theatre Othello
Sun, May 4, 2014.  Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC's Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans, James Bond: Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of Athens, One Man, Two Guvnors) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre's recent production of Hamlet. MORE >>

Theatre Vaudeville in the Park (Charity)
Sun, May 4, 2014.  An eclectic lineup of musical performances, side show performers and special guests, headlined by ISC’s house band, Dr. Pinch & the Pinchtones. (Dr. Pinch is a minor character from The Comedy of Errors who found a new lease in life after performing at Independent Shakespeare Co.’s Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival in 2012.) It’s got swing music, comedy, variety performances and, of course, some great Shakespeare to benefit the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival. MORE >>

Theatre Ajax in Iraq
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, May 8, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Not Man Apart, the physical theater ensemble, intertwines the important and timely issue of sexual abuse against women in the military with the parable of the great warrior Ajax which is said to be one of the first and oldest stories to openly portray the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. MORE >>

Theatre Holding the Man
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, May 8, 2014-Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  The course of teenage love rarely runs smooth, but it is a white-water adventure if you are a gay boy in an all-boys school in 1970s Melbourne with a crush on the captain of the football team. Still, despite the odds, Tim and John fall in love and for fifteen years their relationship survives everything life throws at it - the separations, the discriminations, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses - until the only problem love can't solve threatens to part them. MORE >>

Theatre Unorganized Crime
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, May 8, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  Academy-award nominee Chazz Palminteri stars in this powerful world premiere play. Gino Sicuso is a diminishing Mafioso, a forgotten brother and son, banished to Detroit by his father Carmello Sicuso, the Capo dei Capi of the third largest crime family in New York. He’s been relocated for his inability to follow orders (he can’t commit murder), and hasn’t had direct communication with any of his family members in years. His wife Rosie Sicuso has Gino on the road to redemption with the hope that he can mentally turn his life around. Having no such trouble with maiming, beating and killing is Gino’s older brother, Sal Sicuso, a brutal mobster who unexpectedly shows up at his door. What transpires is a gripping, savage and wildly humorous glimpse at the Cosa Nostra, where the fine line between loyalty and betrayal is explored and where the sacred code of Omertà is shaken to the core. MORE >>

Theatre Ian MacKinnon's Gay Hist-Orgy Part 4: Time Cruiser
Fridays, Saturdays.  Fri, May 9, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  In Gay Hist-Orgy 4: Time Cruiser, his all-new multimedia one-man show, performance activist Ian MacKinnon cruises homo-history looking for a lay to save the world. With the aid of his magic time traveling neoprene pig-jock and sexy genie guide, Ian seeks to creatively connect with gay history in a sexual, informative, vital and hilarious way. It’s an erotic adventure through gay world history that’s not to be missed! Time Cruiser picks up where the last installment of The Gay Hist-Orgy left off but stands alone as an independent show. Building on the success of The Hist-Orgy series, this installment includes porno-storical histo-graphic encounters with gay icons: Percy Shelly, Gandhi, George Washington Carver, Mizi Xia, Edward Carpenter, Kobo Dashi, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and more. MORE >>

Theatre Tartuffe
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 9, 2014-Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  They banned Molière's play in Paris. But that was in 1664. Three hundred years later, it would be the play to put SCR on the map. Now, celebrate the landmark 50th Season with a revival of this classic comedy about the man who gave the word “hypocrite” a bad reputation. A family watches in astonishment as the head of the household falls under Tartuffe’s spell. While they scheme to get rid of the false prophet, he does himself in, proving that when your thoughts are supposed to be turned heavenward, it’s a good idea not to reveal earthly desires, especially when someone is hiding in the closet—or under the table. MORE >>

Theatre The Ghost of Gershwin
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 9, 2014-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  A struggling young composer is haunted by the music of George Gershwin...until he meets the Ghost of Gershwin...and his life is never the same again. Set in Brooklyn today, this romantic musical harkens back to the wacky world of the 1930s where the tenants of this apartment building are all involved in the arts somehow. People burst into song (and/or dance) at the drop of a hat. This world premiere musical features all original songs, which are a delightful homage to the legacy of American icons George & Ira Gershwin. How would you feel if you got to meet your idol and ask them any question you wanted? And what if the answer had nothing to do with the question, but changed your life anyway? You’d sing, wouldn’t you? MORE >>

Theatre The Pliant Girls
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 9, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Fifty blood-stained brides seek refuge after murdering their husbands on their wedding night, but no one's eager to take them in. As Kay, Leta, Arianna, Courtney, and Philomena beg for their lives, their stories form a complex tapestry of contemporary sisterhood and provide insight into the deaths of the men who stood in their way. Loosely based on Aeschylus's The Suppliants, Meghan Brown's The Pliant Girls is a haunting exploration of love, sexual politics, and the power of redemption. MORE >>

Theatre A Midsummer's Night Scream
Saturdays.  Sat, May 10, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  Have a marvelously murderous evening with acting legends Art Major and Sarah Bellum. That famous acting couple, Sarah Bellum and Art Major, invite you to an evening of fine dining and scintillating entertainment for a midsummer's night soiree. Unfortunately, someone with more sinister and dastardly intentions will also be in attendance. Who will survive for the salad to be served? Join them as they spoof actors and acting, Shakespeare, servants, French detectives, and agents. 4 public performances only. No Saturday show on May 24th, but a Sunday matinee on May 18th at 2 PM. Show is available for private parties through August! MORE >>

Theatre Letters from Zora
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, May 10, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Letters from Zora is an untold story about the unbridled creativity of Zora Neale Hurston: writer, anthropologist, voodoo priestess and overall Renaissance woman determined to live and die by her own mind,” stated writer Gabrielle Pina. “This production offers a passionate glimpse of history, music, and artistry intended to illuminate her life, her extraordinary career and her immeasurable contributions to the American literary canon.” MORE >>

Theatre Silent Witnesses
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Writer/performer Stephanie Satie gives voice to four extraordinary women in her award-winning solo play. How do cataclysmic events affect personal lives? Based on interviews and conversations with child survivors of the Holocaust, Silent Witnesses paints an uplifting portrait of human resilience shaped through the eyes of children and infused with the wisdom of the adults they’ve become. Winner of the Women in Arts and Media Coalition Collaboration Award. MORE >>

Theatre Stories By Heart
Sat, May 10, 2014.  “A tour de force that doubles as a primer on acting...,” as Tony Award® winner John Lithgow tells you not the story of his life, but the STORIES of his life. MORE >>

Theatre 2nd Sundays Script Reading Series
Sun, May 11, 2014.  A place where actors get to read new TV and film scripts, writers get to hear their work out loud, and producers and directors get introduced to a new script. MORE >>

Theatre Write Club
Mon, May 12, 2014.  2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Writers compete for cash going to a charity of their choosing. The world's only philanthropic competitive reading series, it has raised thousands of dollars for worthy charitable organizations throughout the world, all the while having a rollicking good time doing it. The second Monday of the month. MORE >>

Theatre Green Day's American Idiot
Tue, May 13, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  The music of Green Day and the lyrics of lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong captured the zeitgeist of a generation with its Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum album. American Idiot puts those raw emotions front and center in a highly theatrical and thoroughly satisfying rock opera that burns up the stage. MORE >>

Theatre Green Day's American Idiot
Tue, May 13, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Based on Green Day's Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the smash hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Holiday” and “21 Guns,” American Idiot is the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their search for meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating journey of the Broadway season. MORE >>

Theatre The Book of Mormon
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, May 13, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  From the creators of South Park and winner of nine Tony Awards, The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century" and Entertainment Weekly says it's "the funniest musical of all time." MORE >>

Theatre Black Like Me - Clementine Celarie
Wed, May 14, 2014-Thu, May 15, 2014.  In her one woman show, actress Clementine Célarié has adapted American journalist John Howard Griffin‘s 1961 book, Black Like Me, into a live performance that promotes tolerance and humanism. With graceful simplicity, while alone on stage with minimal props, the actress transforms into dozens of characters. Griffin, a white journalist who sought to understand the condition of being black in America, was made up to look African American before setting out to experience life in the racially segregated South for a six week journey. In French with English projected subtitles. MORE >>

Theatre Emma Goldman: Love, Anarchy, and Other Affairs
Wed, May 14, 2014-Sat, May 17, 2014.  Anarchist. Feminist. Advocate for the working class, free love and gay rights...Emma Goldman was a woman ahead of her time. Emma Goldman: Love, Anarchy and Other Affairs by Jessica Litwak is a whirlwind solo performance about the life, loves and radical philosophies of the activist who said, "If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution." Set in the confines of a Chicago apartment where she was hiding from the police in 1901, Emma Goldman makes great strides in a short 60 minutes, probing her past, her passions, and ultimately her vision of a radically altered future. Scored with a punk rock soundtrack. MORE >>

Theatre American Night: The Ballad of Juan José
Thu, May 15, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  In a wild fantasia that upends our national mythology, sleep-deprived Juan José is a Mexican national seeking legal status in the U.S. As he crams for the next day's citizenship exam, the American heroes in his handbooks come alive in a series of hallucinogenic vignettes. With the comic genius of Culture Clash behind the wheel, American Night careens through history, uncovering a portrait of our nation's rise from colony to superpower. MORE >>

Theatre Entershamement
Daily.  Thu, May 15, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  In Entershamement, Amy G.’s inimitable brand of physical/musical comedy makes light of dark thoughts. Realizing how regularly shame gets in the way of enjoying ourselves, she decides to attack. To make fun of the monster in the mirror, she dissects her own face-saving masks first, and then turns the question back to the crowd. Does the face even need saving? Entershamement is slapstick Diva heaven, full of ridiculous song-and-dance numbers, roller-skates, a chicken, and genuine human frailty. MORE >>

Theatre In My Corner
Daily.  Thu, May 15, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  Footwork is everything for storyteller, pugilist and hoofer Joe Orrach, who works boxing, tap dance, percussion and music into his tale of a street smart, wise guy Puerto Rican kid from the Bronx who comes of age in the ring and at the barre. His coming-of-age story is one in which he makes his way out of chaos and violence through his discovery of da MORE >>

Theatre Agatha Christie's The Hollow
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 16, 2014-Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  Based on her 1946 book of the same name, the action takes place in the garden room of Sir Henry Angkatell's estate, The Hollow, about eighteen miles from London. His wife Lucy has invited several people for a weekend, but when John Cristow turns up murdered, Inspector Colquhoun and Detective Sergeant Penny are called in to solve the crime. As usual, Christie throws plenty of twists and turns in the way before the murderer's identity and motive are revealed. MORE >>

Theatre Blood Relations
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 16, 2014-Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  On August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were found bludgeoned in their family home. Lizzie was arrested for murder and the trial date set for June 5, 1893. The trial lasted fourteen days, and caused a national sensation as it was the first public trial in the United States to be covered extensively by the media. Popular opinion was split on the innocence or guilt of Lizzie Borden, with strong support coming from feminists and animal rights advocates. In Blood Relations, writer Sharon Pollock sets the action ten years after the trial as a play within a play, with the part of Lizzie Borden enacted by her friend, an actress from Boston, with Lizzie assuming the role of the maid Bridget, an observer and director of the replay of the events that culminated in the murder of the Bordens. This framework establishes the possibility of multiple perspectives. MORE >>

Theatre Matrimonio y Mortaja
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 16, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  A wild comedy of relationships and a marriage gone awry, written by Mexico's greatest playwright, Emilio Carballido, and directed by Gonzalo Garcia. MORE >>

Theatre Push
Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, May 17, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  Life for Franklin Push is about to turn upside down. Push is a comedic stage play with a sitcom feel that follows a well-to-do man through the ups and downs of his life while dealing with the crazy antics of his gold-digging girlfriend, interesting family members, and unexpected house guests. MORE >>

Theatre The Guardsman
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, May 17, 2014-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  A new adaptation of Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnár’s comic masterpiece about love, fidelity, disguise and illusion. A celebrated actor, unsure of his wife's devotion, disguises himself to test her veracity, only to be beaten at his own game. MORE >>

Theatre The Hebrew Hillbilly
Sat, May 17, 2014.  The Hebrew Hillbilly, written and performed by singer songwriter Shelley Fisher, is a musical one woman show which chronicles Ms Fisher's Hollywood odyssey that begins in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll, Blues and Bar-b-cue. Growing up Jewish in the deep South with a flamboyant mother who frowned on her dating the local redneck boys, the Hebrew Hillbilly begins singing as a little girl and never stops. MORE >>

Theatre A Streetcar Named Desire
Sun, May 18, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  Superstar Renée Fleming returns to Los Angeles in a role created for her extraordinary talents! Clinging desperately to a masquerade of Southern grace, Blanche DuBois moves into her sister’s cramped apartment, creating all the wrong kinds of sparks with her crude brother-in-law. When dark truths about Blanche’s past begin to emerge, her world comes apart at the seams in a spiral of violence and madness. A faithful adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, André Previn’s powerful opera evokes a highly charged New Orleans setting. Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny is the hotheaded Stanley Kowalski, with soprano Stacey Tappan as Stella and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey as Blanche’s guileless suitor Mitch. MORE >>

Theatre Death of the Author
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, May 20, 2014-Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  With a world of knowledge just a smart phone away, is there still such a thing as an original idea? When a young professor suspects a student of plagiarism, his inquiry sparks a chain of events affecting the lives of four people in very real terms. Drukman’s beautifully drawn characters must navigate heartbreak, blind ambition and the cutthroat competition that thrives within these ivy-covered walls. Extending beyond post-modern literature and academic rigors, this smart, funny and engrossing world premiere becomes a personal battle to decide what is right, what is wrong and what must be done. MORE >>

Theatre Dates and Nuts
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, May 29, 2014-Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  An animal rights activist in Brooklyn searches for love in the dating jungle of New York City. Eve has just been dumped by her fiancé — for a man. Angry at the male species, she becomes increasingly frantic as she searches for Mr. Right. Will she ever find the man of her dreams? MORE >>

Theatre King Lear
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 30, 2014-Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  After the Restoration, the play was often revised with a happy ending for audiences who disliked its dark and depressing tone, but since the 19th century, Shakespeare's original version has been regarded as one of his supreme achievements. The tragedy is particularly noted for its probing observations on the nature of human suffering and kinship. George Bernard Shaw wrote, "No man will ever write a better tragedy than Lear." MORE >>

Theatre Les Misérables
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 30, 2014-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  The Broadway production opened 12 March 1987 and ran until 18 May 2003, closing after 6,680 performances. It is the fifth longest-running Broadway show in history and was the second-longest at the time. The show was nominated for 12 Tony Awards and won eight, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. MORE >>

Theatre Little Shop of Horrors
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 30, 2014-Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  New York plant shop employee Seymour discovers an interesting plant, later finding out that it will grow to massive sizes when fed human blood. This musical comedy, written by Howard Ashman, with music by Alan Menken, was one of the longest running off-Broadway productions, eventually enjoying a successful Broadway run and became a popular major motion picture. MORE >>

Theatre Giving Up Is Hard To Do
Sat, May 31, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Based upon her own fascinating story onstage and off, veteran Broadway, television, and film actress Annie Abbott's one woman show is a wild ride of emotions. Her irreverent humor and passionate observations reveal her indomitable spirit - this is the coming of age tale of a funny woman unstoppable in the face of life's surprises. MORE >>

Theatre Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jun 3, 2014-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  This was the first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be performed publicly. MORE >>

Theatre Stoneface
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jun 3, 2014-Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  Chronicled through the lens of his own silent films, Stoneface recreates some of Buster Keaton’s most memorable gags live on stage, capturing the legend of a bygone era and telling the tale of the redemption of one of Hollywood’s greatest performers. MORE >>

Theatre The Country House
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jun 3, 2014-Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s pastoral comedies, Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies brings this funny and poignant world premiere – helmed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Gathering in their Berkshire home during the Williamstown summer theater season, a family of actors wrestles with fame, art and, as always, each other. But when the events of the weekend go off-script, secrets are spilled and bonds are broken – threatening an already fragile foundation of a home brimming with old memories, new love and discarded dreams. MORE >>

Theatre Flower Duet
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jun 6, 2014-Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  A careless act of infidelity sends the lives of two couples spiraling out of control. Flower Duet is a ferocious new comedy that spans 20 years of love, friendship, betrayal and heartbreak in the lives of two passionate opera singers whose relationships prove to be just as dramatic as the music they sing. MORE >>

Theatre I'm Not Just a Comic Genius
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jun 6, 2014-Sun, Jul 27, 2014.  From Art Shulman, creator of The Rabbi & The Shiksa, Bagels, Rebecca's Gamble, Old Broads Can't Dunk, and Sex Is Good For You! comes this unusual dramedy. A widower with little meaning in his life is inspired by his daughter to write short plays based on people he knows. A quirky, hilarious side of him emerges as he develops as a playwright. What happens in his living room would never happen in any other living room. MORE >>

Theatre The Cracker Jack
Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jun 6, 2014-Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  This is a one person show full of rich, funny, true stories about my Great Uncle Jimmy, focusing on his life as a tug boat captain for the NY Central post WWII. The show deals with what life was like working on the Hudson and East River during the 1940’s and 1950’s. These inspiring stories will be performed in the vein of the movie “On The Waterfront” and the stage version of “A Bronx Tale.” It’s a true story of history, of family, of discovery and what it all meant to me. The show includes music and vintage slides from the time period. MORE >>

Theatre The Last Confession
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Jun 7, 2014-Sun, Jul 6, 2014.  It's 1978, and a little-known country priest is crowned Pope John Paul I in an uneasy compromise. Thirty-three days later, before he can set his liberal reforms into place, “the Smiling Pope” is found dead: the very day after threatening to remove three prominent Cardinals from their posts. No investigation or autopsy is performed, and a Vatican press release about the cause of his death is later proven to be, in large part, false. The Last Confession, an unflinching and searing drama, recounts the mystery shrouding the events as told by their ultimate witness: Cardinal Benelli, who engineered John Paul’s ascent. This provocative thriller explores the machinations of power amid crises of faith and the struggle to conceal the truth at any cost. MORE >>

Theatre 2nd Sundays Script Reading Series
Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  A place where actors get to read new TV and film scripts, writers get to hear their work out loud, and producers and directors get introduced to a new script. MORE >>

Theatre Write Club
Mon, Jun 9, 2014.  2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Writers compete for cash going to a charity of their choosing. The world's only philanthropic competitive reading series, it has raised thousands of dollars for worthy charitable organizations throughout the world, all the while having a rollicking good time doing it. The second Monday of the month. MORE >>

Theatre small PARTS
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jun 10, 2014-Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  For the first time, Richard Tanner brings his acclaimed solo show, small PARTS to this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival. Part cautionary tale, part irreverent skewering of Show Business, this uproarious, multi-media show chronicles the ins-and-outs, highs-and-lows, and astounding absurdity of twenty years as an actor “in the trenches.” Jim Fall (Trick, The Lizzie McGuire Movie) directs the show, which includes animation, audience interaction, and an arsenal of audio-visual surprises. MORE >>

Theatre Shakespeare by the Sea
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Jun 12, 2014-Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  This year's plays are Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. They’ll perform for 4 weeks at Point Fermin Park before commencing a multi-city tour throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties for a total of 10 weeks of free Shakespeare. MORE >>

Theatre The Navigator
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jun 13, 2014-Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  Your GPS tells you how to get where you’re going, but what if it could tell you more? Dave’s fallen on hard times. He’s out of work, drowning in debt, and his wife is threatening to leave. Suddenly his car’s navigation system starts giving him the answers… to absolutely everything in this funny and possibly prescient new play from Burning Clown Productions. MORE >>

Theatre The True Life Adventures of Barbie and G.I. Joe
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  Wed, Jun 18, 2014-Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  The world’s toughest super-soldiers and America’s iconic blonde bimbo in a steamy true story of media terrorism and the fleecing of families worldwide. Hang out in the recording booth with the TV Cartoon voice of G.I. Joe’s “Flint,” and follow media terrorists into the toy store for the wildly funny, true story of the most effective mega-merchandising campaigns (and the sneakiest voice transformations) in the history of toydom. Learn why Mattel’s mom felt the world needed Barbie. Witness their humiliation as Barbie finds out that neither Ken nor Warrant Officer “Flint” have very much going on down there. No longer just a 12-inch male Barbie-doll, G.I. Joe morphed into a team of 3 1/2-inch master-fighters who would battle world terrorism, and together with Barbie overpower the wallets of children everywhere. From the darkest Christmas night ever, to the G.I. Joe voiceover auditions, and the gathering of real live troops at G.I. Joe/Con, hear the story of Barbie and G.I. Joe as it’s never been told before by premier voiceover artist Bill Ratner. MORE >>

Theatre Debbie Allen’s Brothers of the Knight
Thu, Jun 19, 2014-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  Broadway legend Debbie Allen’s Brothers of the Knight is a hip adaptation of The Brothers Grimm’s classic tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Choreographed and directed by Debbie Allen with an original score by Grammy Award winner James Ingram and Debbie Allen. MORE >>

Theatre Stupid F*cking Bird
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Jun 19, 2014-Sun, Jul 27, 2014.  In this irreverent remix of Chekhov's The Seagull, an aspiring young director rails against the art created by his mother’s generation, a nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist, and everyone discovers just how disappointing life, art, and growing up can be. Chekhov’s characters still ruminate on love, revolution and the pursuit of happiness, but this time with a lot more snark as the subtext bubbles to the surface. With music, meta-theatricality, and mad humor, writer Aaron Posner beats The Seagull to a bloody f*cking pulp. MORE >>

Theatre Jersey Boys
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jun 24, 2014-Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  Jersey Boys won four 2006 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. MORE >>

Theatre Ghost the Musical
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jun 27, 2014-Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged Little Pill, among many other notable credits and collaborations. Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost the Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. MORE >>

Theatre Shrek The Musical
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jun 27, 2014-Sun, Jul 6, 2014.  Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all features a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery. MORE >>

Theatre The Producers
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jun 27, 2014-Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  From the brilliantly twisted mind of Mel Brooks comes this insanely funny adventure that won 12 Tonys. A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant concoct a get-rich scheme to bilk their investors out of millions by producing the most notorious flop in history. MORE >>

Theatre Buyer & Cellar
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Jul 9, 2014-Sun, Aug 17, 2014.  Playwright Jonathan Tolins (Twilight of the Golds) and actor Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) team up for a fabulously fictitious imagining of what might transpire when an underemployed Hollywood actor finds the ultimate retail gig: sole sales clerk (and eventual confidant) to a mega-star in her subterranean sanctum sanctorum teeming with treasured mementos, career collectibles and a frozen yogurt machine. MORE >>

Theatre 2nd Sundays Script Reading Series
Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  A place where actors get to read new TV and film scripts, writers get to hear their work out loud, and producers and directors get introduced to a new script. MORE >>

Theatre Write Club
Mon, Jul 14, 2014.  2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Writers compete for cash going to a charity of their choosing. The world's only philanthropic competitive reading series, it has raised thousands of dollars for worthy charitable organizations throughout the world, all the while having a rollicking good time doing it. The second Monday of the month. MORE >>

Theatre Once
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jul 15, 2014-Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. MORE >>

Theatre We Will Rock You
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jul 15, 2014-Sun, Aug 24, 2014.  It’s the thunderous roar of revolution with the blockbuster hits of the legendary Queen driving its epic story. In the future, computer-generated music reigns, live rock is outlawed, and conformity is brutally enforced. Until a pair of young renegades, Galileo and Scaramouche, dare to break free and search for a long-buried electric guitar. Before Another One Bites the Dust, you can be sure our heroes will find Somebody to Love. MORE >>

Theatre Ghost the Musical
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jul 29, 2014-Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged Little Pill, among many other notable credits and collaborations. Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost the Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. MORE >>

Theatre Reasons to Be Pretty
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jul 29, 2014-Sun, Aug 31, 2014.  Neil LaBute’s provocative drama about our modern obsession with physical beauty, directed by the playwright. Thomas Sadoski (current Emmy® nominee for HBO's The Newsroom) reprises his Tony®-nominated role as Greg, joined by Emmy® nominated Jenna Fischer (The Office), who takes on the role of Steph – a role she recently played on Broadway in Reasons to Be Happy, the sequel to this play that revisits the characters 10 years later. In this hard-edged comedy, the stars are crossed as two couples in flux struggle to find fulfillment – begging an answer to the question, what is “pretty”? MORE >>

Theatre Hair
Fri, Aug 1, 2014-Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  The winner of the Best Musical Revival 2009 Tony Award is back in L.A. and features an extraordinary cast and dozens of unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” "Good Morning, Starshine" and “Easy To Be Hard.” MORE >>

Theatre 2nd Sundays Script Reading Series
Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  A place where actors get to read new TV and film scripts, writers get to hear their work out loud, and producers and directors get introduced to a new script. MORE >>

Theatre Write Club
Mon, Aug 11, 2014.  2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Writers compete for cash going to a charity of their choosing. The world's only philanthropic competitive reading series, it has raised thousands of dollars for worthy charitable organizations throughout the world, all the while having a rollicking good time doing it. The second Monday of the month. MORE >>

Theatre Once
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Aug 19, 2014-Sun, Aug 31, 2014.  Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. MORE >>

Theatre Happy Days
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Sep 4, 2014-Sun, Oct 12, 2014.  Renowned director Andrei Belgrader re-examines this Samuel Beckett classic, newly relevant to a generation burdened by climate change and environmental doom. Brooke Adams plays Winnie, a woman buried up to her bosom in a mound of dirt with nothing to pass the time but the ragged contents of her bag, her nimble wit, and her husband Willie lurking somewhere behind her. This droll, existential allegory demonstrates the vitality of the human spirit in the face of a deteriorating world. MORE >>

Theatre Write Club
Mon, Sep 8, 2014.  2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Writers compete for cash going to a charity of their choosing. The world's only philanthropic competitive reading series, it has raised thousands of dollars for worthy charitable organizations throughout the world, all the while having a rollicking good time doing it. The second Monday of the month. MORE >>

Theatre Marjorie Prime
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Sep 10, 2014-Sun, Oct 19, 2014.  What if it were possible to bring your dearly departed back in the form of a computer-generated simulation that you had to “program” by sharing your memories of the person you lost? What would you say? What would you leave out? This profound new drama moves into uncharted theatrical territory when Marjorie is visited by her daughter, son-in-law and the Prime. MORE >>

Theatre La Traviata
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Sep 13, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  Plácido Domingo returns in one of his newest signature roles, as a father determined to do the right thing in one of opera’s greatest romances, in Marta Domingo’s dazzlingly updated Art Deco-inspired production. Nino Machaidze, one of LA Opera’s favorite leading ladies, returns as Violetta, with Arturo Chacón-Cruz as her handsome Alfredo. MORE >>

Theatre 2nd Sundays Script Reading Series
Sun, Sep 14, 2014.  A place where actors get to read new TV and film scripts, writers get to hear their work out loud, and producers and directors get introduced to a new script. MORE >>

Theatre Choir Boy
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Sep 16, 2014-Sun, Oct 26, 2014.  At the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, a young black man knows what is expected of him. Work hard, fall in line and if you’ve got the voice for it, use it to praise God in the school choir. Within these walls, Pharus Young, with the voice of an angel and a keen mind, should be a star. But in the face of Drew’s time-honored traditions, can music overcome silence? Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney navigates expectation, alienation and the overwhelming desire to be heard. MORE >>

Theatre Kiss Me, Kate
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Sep 16, 2014-Sun, Oct 12, 2014.  The Pasadena Playhouse production will view the work through a new lens, - using the wonderful material of this celebrated production to showcase the trailblazing African- American touring troupes of the early 20th century. Those "groups of traveling players" that brought the work of the Bard not just to New York City, but to theatres all over the country. Many of the most famous actors of our time owe much to those pioneers, who included such as Hattie McDaniel, Paul Robeson, Earle Hyman, Jane White, and Dorothy Van Eangle. Those brave actors such as those brought literal "color" to great classical roles, opened doors for others, and represent the high style and theatricality that have always been embodied in Porter's masterpiece. MORE >>

Theatre Good People
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Sep 19, 2014-Sun, Oct 12, 2014.  In South Boston, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills, bingo is a night on the town, and sharp-tongued single mom Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Scrambling to make ends meet, she looks up an old flame, hoping he'll help her make a fresh start in this humor-filled drama from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire about how twists of fate determine our path. MORE >>