Music, comedians and speakers converge on Central Park for this year's OZY Fest, part music festival, part political movement and part food fair. With music from some of today's hottest acts, speeches from political heavyweights and searing sets from top comedians, this year's lineup is packed with amazing and influential acts. See everyone from Passion Pit, Common and Young the Giant to Taye Diggs and Laverne Cox, Chelsea Handler, Hasan Minhaj and Michelle Wolf, Malcolm Gladwell, Jemele Hill and Salman Rushdie, plus a special appearance from Hillary Clinton. Plus the event features tasty food offerings and much more.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / Noon-10:00pmTwo-Day Pass: July 21 & July 22, 2018Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / Noon-6:00pm
Margery Kempe thinks she is a remarkable woman -- the rest of the world doesn't quite see it that way. The Saintliness of Margery Kempe follows the true-life misadventures of the famed English woman of the 14th Century. She begins her career by throwing her lot in with the Devil and buying a brewery. When this doesn't work out, she decides to become a saint instead, although she has none of the qualifications for the job. The legendary Austin Pendleton directs this comical and amazingly timely play at The Duke on 42nd Street in New York City.
Every Thursday in Wrigleyville is "Guys' Night" for a crew of longtime pals who gather to vent about middle-aged maladies ... and there's a "No Ladies" policy strictly enforced. Support Group for Men shows what happens one night when an unexpected visitor crashes the party. The gang's notions of what it means to be a man in today's America are suddenly upended and their status quo will never be the same. Don't miss this of-the-moment comedy by Ellen Fairey -- whose work the Chicago Tribune has hailed as "a must-see for anyone who follows important new plays" -- when it comes to Goodman Theatre at The Albert in Chicago.
Enjoy a two-hour tour of San Francisco Bay, highlighted by romantic sunset views, live guitar music and a light appetizer buffet including sandwiches, fruit and cheese. You'll view the city's stunning skyline featuring Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid, along with historic landmarks and the natural beauty of the Bay Area. This scenic cruise sails by Alcatraz and Angel Island National Park, under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the gorgeous Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito shores. One drink is included (alcoholic or nonalcoholic), and more drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the full on-board bar.
Step into a world of pirates and watch history come alive as you set sail for an afternoon of swashbuckling fun. On this Pirate Tall Ship Harbor Tour, you and your favorite buccaneers will embark on the tall ship Formidable, sailing around Boston Harbor while the captain commands his crew to climb, hoist sails, fire the cannon and more. Twenty percent of plunderers during the golden age of piracy were New Englanders, so Massachusetts Bay Line's journey in "America's Home Port" is the perfect place to learn about these seafaring scalawags while taking in the spectacular beauty of Boston Harbor.
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 2:00pm (Boarding Begins at 1:30pm)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 2:00pm (Boarding Begins at 1:30pm)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 2:00pm (Boarding Begins at 1:30pm)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 2:00pm (Boarding Begins at 1:30pm)
Permission to Speak with Paul Mecurio is a show, starring you, the audience, and Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning comedian/actor, Paul Mecurio (from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report). In this unscripted, audience-interactive experience, Mecurio randomly selects audience members, improvises with them on stage and through simple conversation draws out amazing, funny and eye-opening stories about their lives and what they think without feeling boxed in by contrived political correctness. A fun, entertaining, revealing and liberating journey, your story takes center stage at this unique comedy event at The Theater Center in New York.
See a work of art come to life at the Pageant of the Masters. This one-of-a-kind production, an Orange County tradition, uses real people to recreate classical and contemporary paintings down to the finest detail. As you take in the visual marvel, a narrator guides you through the story behind each work while a live orchestra sets the tone. This year's presentation, Under the Sun, evokes the beauty of nature, focusing on artists who choose to paint in the open air. Under the Sun acknowledges how French impressionism influenced artists around the world to record their own personal reflections, including Laguna Beach's early masters: Roger Kuntz, Anna Hills, William Griffith, Joseph Kleitsch and more.
Circo Hermanos Vazquez delivers a turbo-charged take on the traditional circus that's sure to thrill audiences of all ages. From human cannonballs, graceful dancers and daring acrobats up in the air to crazy clowns and jaw-dropping feats of strength back on earth, this gasp-inducing performance gathers tons of talent under the big top for a huge dose of family fun. Founded in 1969 in Mexico City, Circo Hermanos Vazquez has been entertaining fans in the U.S. and around Latin America ever since, and now they're pitching their colorful tent at Plaza Fiesta Atlanta.
Inspired by the beloved film from Adrienne Shelly and brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, the Broadway hit Waitress starts serving up treats at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre. With original music and lyrics by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave") and direction from Tony winner Diane Paulus, this is a vibrant tale of a waitress and pie maker who dreams of leaving her small town and loveless marriage. When a baking contest and a new doctor offer a chance at a fresh start, she must summon the strength to build her new life in a play EW calls "a little slice of heaven."
Come see music history in the making! EPMD, Doug E. Fresh and Big Daddy Kane perform on the same stage at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, with special guest Ahmad ("Back in the Day"). Even if you're relatively new to the rap game, you'll recognize these rhyme-sayers as some of the most revered, sampled and parroted artists of all time, with tracks like "You Gots to Chill," "La Di Da Di" and "Smooth Operator" helping to define the genre. Be there for one of the best parties of the summer!
Magically appearing just when she's needed most, Mary Poppins leads the Banks household on zany adventures with chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an assortment of astonishing characters. With infectious music by Disney's legendary Sherman brothers (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Aristocats), "Anything Can Happen" in the world of Mary Poppins. Get ready for something "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!" at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.
Two best friends; One cursed storybook; No turning back. When two teenage best friends get sucked into a magic storybook, they discover that getting home will take more than just a wish. With time running out, will Nicholas and Brian's friendship survive their perilous journey through Death Forest? Turn the page with Thicket & Thistle's What's Your Wish? and join an exuberant cast of actors and musicians for an evening of music, humor and imagination at New York City's Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row.
Some movies just wouldn't be the same without the music, and there's no better proof of that than Steven Spielberg's classic thriller Jaws. There aren't many movie scores that are so iconic you can start humming them and everyone gets the reference, but those two repeating notes in John Williams' Jaws theme have become a punch line in and of themselves. There's genius in that simplicity. Mechanical, relentless, growing faster and faster as the shark closes in on its prey -- it's nothing short of terrifying. Now, you can experience this timeless pairing of music and image on the big screen, accompanied by a live orchestra as Jaws swims into the Hollywood Bowl for the perfect summer movie experience!
A fiercely original work, '68: A New American Musical takes you back to one of history's most politically volatile events: the 1968 Democratic Convention. During this time, thousands of people stormed the streets of Chicago in protest of the Vietnam War while the Democratic Party remained severely divided on the issue. This timely musical, which features an unforgettable score by award-winning composer Paul Leschen, chronicles that moment of civil unrest, forcing us to examine both our nation's turbulent past and future. Don't miss '68 when it comes to Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row in New York.
In an evening of exciting and inspirational song, Orange County's Gay Men's Chorus, MenAlive, explores the transformative figures of our age and what it takes to be a hero. With laughter and tears, you'll thrill to the music of hope, courage and possibility! Along with the music of U2 and more, this season finale concert will also feature I am Harvey Milk, which celebrates the life of the first openly gay politician in the U.S. and a remarkable icon of the community. This groundbreaking musical features words and music by Andrew Lippa, and was originally commissioned by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in honor of Harvey Milk and the 35th anniversary of the chorus. Be inspired by Heroes at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
Some love can never be forgotten. If Sand Were Stone follows a remarkable poet as she and her family grapple with her early-onset Alzheimer's disease at the peak of her career. As their world unsteadies and shifts, they must learn how to hold fast to love, against all odds. Loosely based upon a true story and inspired by extensive first-hand research with Alzheimer's patients and their families, If Sand Were Stone is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and, most importantly, to fierce love. This moving musical unfolds on stage at Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Fillmore Silver Spring and Third Eye Comics bring you the first-ever Masque Off soiree. This pop culture party revels in all things comic books, games, movies and TV. Come dressed as your favorite character -- from Link to Luigi, The Doctor to Rick Sanchez, Shuri to Sheldon -- and let loose with music, vendors, drinks and more. You'll rub elbows with cosplay mega stars like Lua Stardust, Uncanny Megan, plus more surprise guests than you can shake a wizarding wand at.
Step into an enchanted world with Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the international sensation that has been seen and loved by more than 35 million people worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs from the movie, plus new songs just for the musical. This is the story of Belle, a young woman with big dreams in a small village. When her father doesn't return from a trip, she goes looking for him and meets the Beast, who is really a prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will become a prince again. But time is running out -- if the Beast doesn't learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Vocalist Danny Clay (known for roles in Tyler Perry's Madea franchise) once again delves into a musical homage to Luther Vandross at Lithonia City Park & Amphitheater. He'll be reprising his role from the sold-out tribute Never Too Much: A Luther Story. Embodying Vandross, Clay will sing your favorite smooth R&B hits -- from the nimble lyricism of breakout single "Never Too Much" to heart-melting Carpenters cover "Superstar," from quintessential '80s bop "Give Me the Reason" to latter-day chart-topper "Dance With My Father."
Richard Mayhew commits an act of kindness on the streets of London and finds himself trapped in a shadow world beneath the city. Lady Door returns home one day to find her family slain and her life upended. Drawn together by fate -- and forces more powerful than they can guess -- these two must brave countless trials, uncover the truth behind a dark conspiracy and face the indomitable Great Beast before they can set things right again. Journey to London Below with a rogues' gallery of liars, outcasts and assassins, on a treacherous quest to awaken the hero within. Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, this new adaptation of Neverwhere makes its way to Chicago's Lifeline Theatre.
The Eagles founding member, the late Glenn Frey, knew what he was saying when he dubbed Little River Band "the best singing band in the world." Through the '70's and '80's, LRB enjoyed huge chart success with multi-platinum albums and chart topping hits like "Reminiscing," "Lonesome Loser," "The Night Owls," "Take It Easy On Me" and "It's A Long Way There." Worldwide album, CD sales and digital downloads now top 30 million and LRB has set a record for having had Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years -- in fact, they were the very first band to achieve that remarkable status. According to BMI, "Reminiscing" has garnered rare status with over 5 million air plays on American radio, and "Lady" is close behind with over 4 million air plays. Don't miss the band at Viejas Concerts in the Park in Alpine.
Do you want to know what love is? Foreigner knows what's up. Led by original band member, vocalist and lead guitarist Mick Jones -- who penned the famed power ballad "I Want to Know What Love Is" -- these mainstays of radio rock continue to play to sold-out houses, having racked up record sales of more than 75 million over the years. Their hits, starting with their debut disc on 1977, are legendary. The self-titled Foreigner spawned monster smashes still heard round the world today: "Feels Like the First Time," "Cold as Ice" and "Long, Long Way From Home." They followed that up with nine more multi-platinum albums and Top 30 tunes like "Juke Box Hero," "Urgent," "Head Games," "Say You Will" and more. See them this summer at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving, where they'll be joined by fellow British-led groups Whitesnake and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening.
Experience Boston in a whole new way aboard the schooner Adirondack III on this wondrous two-hour day sail along Boston Harbor. A smooth, gentle vessel, the schooner provides a comfortable but invigorating ride, and you'll get the opportunity to check out some of the biggest sights in the city from a new perspective. The Boston Fish Pier, Charleston Navy Yard, Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park and the New England Aquarium are just some of the landmarks you'll see from aboard the ship, and your knowledgeable captain and crew can answer any questions you might have about the history of the harbor. Beer and wine are available for on-board purchase, while soda and water are included in the ticket price.
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:25pm)Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 1:00pm (Boarding Begins at 12:55pm)Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:25pm)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 1:00pm (Boarding Begins at 12:55pm)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:25pm)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 1:00pm (Boarding Begins at 12:55pm)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:25pm)
Union Settlement's Business Development Center's "Buy Local Initiative" is excited to present the first Taste of East Harlem, a food and beverage event showcasing the diversity of the neighborhood's culinary offerings. Held in Union Settlement's "El Sitio Feliz" Community Garden, this three-hour event will feature East Harlem restaurants/caterers including Aromas Boutique Bakery, Sprinkle Splash, Sister's Cuisine, Bitter Orange Café, Cassava House, Dear Mama, East Harlem Bottling Company and more! Over a dozen local merchants will be participating. Your dining experience will be enhanced by the music of Ochun Afro-Latin Band. East Harlem is a community full of multicultural flavor in food, culture and art. Bring your family and friends to savor the cuisine, and meet the chefs and culinary entrepreneurs who make "El Barrio" so special.
The Las Vegas Pool Party tour starts off at the Crossroads House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, where you'll mix and mingle with your fellow party-goers as well as your host. Then you'll board the party bus for your first pool party. When you arrive, all cover charges will've been taken care of and your host will escort the group into the venue through the VIP Line. Feel free to BYOB, and there'll be $1 jello shots. When you return to the party bus, you'll get a nice mini-tour of the Strip. Then you'll head over to the final pool party of the day.
Whether frozen or on the rocks, the perfect summer margarita starts with the perfect tequila. And there's no better place to find your base than at The Celtic on Market in Denver. With featured brands like Luxco and Mexican Moonshine -- and reps on hand to answer your questions -- you're sure to sample something to your liking. Plus, you'll get to vote on your faves as part of this chill summer afternoon hangout.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (VIP Entry at 3:30pm)
Experience the twinkling Manhattan skyline during those magical moments just after nightfall, and enjoy an included beer, wine, champagne or soda, aboard a comfortable New York City harbor cruise. Sit back and soak up the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the climate-controlled enclosed observatory or the outer deck of this 1920s-style yacht that just happens to be named after the island it showcases. Perfect for a romantic night out, this 90-minute trip sails by such sights as Battery Park, the Financial District, the Statue of Liberty and more.
Grand Central Market has boomed with new food stalls offering delicious food in many forms, but navigating all of the 38 stalls can be overwhelming. The Taste of Grand Central Market tour by Secret City Tours acquaints you with samples from vendors new and old, providing worldly flavors and helpful insights. The dinnertime feast gives you a bounty of delicious food -- enough for a meal -- as well as a mental cheat sheet for many return trips to the culinary wonderland. Drinks are available for purchase from a variety of bars and other vendors. Come to L.A.'s Grand Central Market with an appetite for food and adventure! (Please note that Secret City Tours is a tour operator and isn't affiliated with Grand Central Market itself.)
Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes you from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Get carried away when the musical swings through Alpharetta's ACT1 Theater.
Jam-packed with big, flashy numbers like "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," it's no surprise Time magazine pronounced Guys and Dolls "the greatest of all American musicals." This Tony-winning tale is set in New York City during the swinging 1950s, where Nathan Detroit turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the cash to float the biggest craps game in town. When dolls -- especially a straitlaced missionary named Sarah Brown -- get involved, the term "high stakes" applies to both love and money. This dynamic production of the beloved classic comes to the Aliso Niguel Theater.
Spend a warm summer night with the LA Philharmonic at this Hollywood Bowl concert featuring the works of Tchaikovsky and Tchaikovsky's favorite composer -- Mozart. Italian conductor Speranza Scappucci, a rising star in the world of classical music, makes her Philharmonic debut conducting Mozart's Haffner and Overture to the Marriage of Figaro. These classic hits from the '80s -- 1780s, that is -- were written at the height of Mozart's popularity and give a glimpse into the composer's output when he was a true rockstar of the Viennese concert scene. Then, the ensemble tackles Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, written in 1880 as a tribute to Mozart's singular style. Finally, dazzling solo violinist Ray Chen performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.
It's India 1648 and dawn will reveal, for the first time, the extraordinary beauty of the Taj Mahal, built as a tribute to the ruler who demanded its construction. But for two hapless imperial guards, the morning light brings with it an unspeakable task that will shake their faith in God, the empire and their lifelong friendship. This boldly funny and deeply moving play examines the true meaning of beauty and the cost of transcendence in a world that confuses the value of both. Let Guards at the Taj take you on a centuries-old journey at Chicago's Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre.
Staten Island native Sal Vulcano has been doing comedy for years, best known for starring in truTV's Impractical Jokers. In addition to performing as part of The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe to sold-out crowds, he's been featured on Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening, and hosts the podcast What Say You? with Brian Quinn. Creator of the TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son, Steve Byrne has risen through the stand-up ranks and become one of the comedy world's most notable performers. Roy Wood Jr. -- who starred on the TBS show Sullivan & Son -- got his start as a stand-up, appearing on Letterman, Chelsea Lately, HBO's Def Comedy Jam and as a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing. See them all, plus more of their friends, at Balboa Theatre in San Diego.
Head to the sexiest venue in Long Beach, the underground speakeasy Harvelle's, for a night of comedy and burlesque. There you'll catch some of the biggest names and fastest-rising stars on the comedy circuit -- including comedians seen regularly on top late night shows, hit sitcoms and comedy specials on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central -- who often pop in to try out new material. You'll also get to enjoy burlesque by professional local dancers, who will present the city's finest adults-only, risque romp. Don't miss this show, which pits stand-up comedians and sultry striptease dancers together in a classic vintage environment.
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Jul 24, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Jul 31, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Aug 7, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Aug 14, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Aug 21, 2018 / 8:30pmTuesday, Aug 28, 2018 / 8:30pm
Get carried away by the harrowing adventures of Quasimodo and Esmeralda when The Hunchback of Notre Dame swings into Woodbury's Loft Stage. Bring the family and be whisked back to the perilous streets of 15th-century Paris, where wicked men in power pull the strings and heroes appear where you'd least expect them. Based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo, with music from the animated feature's Academy Award-nominated score, the production is enhanced with new songs by two acclaimed musical theatre legends: Alan Menken and Steven Schwartz.
Put on your most colorful threads and come out to Azhylum Bar & Grill in Brooklyn for the Glow Fest Bright Colors Affair. Enjoy drink specials throughout the night and a backyard smoking area, plus music from DJ Just, KC Hype, MC Darka, DJ Allstar and special guest DJ Noire.
Beyond the Streets is an exhibition of graffiti, street art and beyond, celebrating the soaring heights to which the world's most recognizable modern art movement has risen. A groundbreaking multimedia showcase of paintings, sculpture, photography, installations and more, this event is curated by graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman, who co-produced Banksy's 2010 documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. Don't miss Beyond the Streets in downtown Los Angeles.
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Live, uncensored and irreverent, Jokesters Comedy Club brings national headliners with appearances on HBO, Comedy Central, BET and more to the showroom at the D Hotel and Casino. Each night offers a blend of up-and-comers and seasoned veterans, none of whom are afraid to get racy, raunchy or dirty. You might even catch a surprise celebrity guest from the comedy world, dropping by for a set of their own. Be sure to come early to catch the pre-party filled with music, drink specials, games and giveaways.
An American Hero at New York's Acorn Theatre tells the story of a romantic and cheerful Irish immigrant who joins the Army, falls in love and marries an American woman before being sent to fight the Second World War. He suffers terrible losses, while his wife joins the war effort at home. They both endure the war, but their battles take heavy tolls. On his return, he rejects the Medal of Honor for simply surviving the worst day of his life. In the end, he learns the depths of his love of family, the sacrifices of heroes, and the meaning of becoming an American.
Though they're both in their mid-50s, Sharon and Robyn make an unlikely pair of roommates, much less friends -- Sharon's a staid Midwestern divorcee, who's happy to ante up her personal info, while her new renter Robyn's a hard-edged vegan from the Bronx, who plays her cards close to the vest. But when The Roommate finally does show her hand, revealing some shocking secrets, it spurs a surprising reaction in Sharon, proving it's never too late to take a gamble on changing your life. Get in on the drama when The Roommate comes to Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre in Chicago.
Take in the beautiful sights of Boston from the serene waters of the Charles River and learn a bit of Boston history as you watch the lights of Cambridge at night. With a panoramic-windowed boat offering great views as you cruise, the narrated Charles River journey will sail past Beacon Hill, the beautiful mansions of Back Bay, Harvard, M.I.T., Boston University and the Esplanade. You'll also get to pass under the Longfellow Bridge, listen to jazzy cocktail music and enjoy a drink from the full-service bar during this 70-minute Charles Riverboat Company cruise.
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)
From real-life spy gadgets to the stories behind the coolest secret agents in movies, the International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the world of espionage. Upon arrival, you'll be given a secret identity, which you'll use to test your spy skills throughout the experience. Then, you'll explore a series of themed rooms, where you'll hear historic tales, examine artifacts and participate in activities. Get ready for exhibits like Spies Among Us, which focuses on WWII-era German and Russian spy rings, and Exquisitely Evil, a tribute to the villains of cinema's most famous spy -- James Bond. Exquisitely Evil features more than 100 film artifacts from both old and new Bond movies, plus interactive exhibits that allow you to take over the controls of a villain's lair, brave the depths of a virtual shark tank, play spy vs. spy with other visitors, disarm a missile before time runs out and more.
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Monday, Jul 23, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)
The only thing funnier than a hilarious comedian is when two hilarious comedian friends team up to raise each other's games. Karlous Miller and Chico Bean first cracked up audiences together on MTV's Wild 'N Out, and have continued to play off each other in their live wildstyle battles ever since. Now Miller and Bean are hitting the stage at the Baltimore Comedy Factory for a night of hilarious stand-up. A Last Comic Standing alum, Miller brings a rapid-fire, high-energy style to his riffs. His 85 South Show podcast co-host, Chico Bean, wrote and acted on the sketch comedy series The James Davis Project, in addition to bringing the funny on shows like MTV2's Guy Court. Don't miss these two hilarious comics together again onstage.
Do you want to know what love is? Foreigner knows what's up. Led by original band member, vocalist and lead guitarist Mick Jones -- who penned the famed power ballad "I Want to Know What Love Is" -- these mainstays of radio rock continue to play to sold-out houses, having racked up record sales of more than 75 million over the years. Their hits, starting with their debut disc on 1977, are legendary. The self-titled Foreigner spawned monster smashes still heard round the world today: "Feels Like the First Time," "Cold as Ice" and "Long, Long Way From Home." They followed that up with nine more multi-platinum albums and Top 30 tunes like "Juke Box Hero," "Urgent," "Head Games," "Say You Will" and more. See them this summer at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, where they'll be joined by fellow British-led groups Whitesnake and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening.
Having sold more than 220 million records worldwide, the Bee Gees are one of the five most successful recording artists of all time, along with the Beatles, McCartney, Elvis and Michael Jackson. The Australian Bee Gees Show pays tribute to the iconic Brothers Gibb by perfectly recreating the look, sound and feeling of a live Bee Gees concert. There'll be more than four decades of your favorite Bee Gees hits -- "Stayin' Alive," "You Should Be Dancin'," "Tragedy," and tons more -- plus stunning technical effects and large video projections. Musicians Michael Clift, Wayne Hosking and Dave Scott have performed The Australian Bee Gees Show in front of more than one million people in more than 40 countries for the past 16 years.
Portland's bridges are as much a part of the city's character as The Unipiper, Voodoo Doughnut and people with earlobe plugs riding fixed gear bikes. This jet-boat tour gives you an up-close and in-depth look at a dozen landmark bridges crossing the Willamette River, each one representing a new chapter in engineering, design and the city's colorful history. From the towering St. Johns Bridge at the north end of the city to the newly replaced Sellwood Bridge to the south, this excursion aboard the Explorer Jet Boat is as informative as it is exhilarating.
Enjoy sparkling views of Los Angeles while listening to Brazilian music and indulging in a traditional dinner with churrasco meats and authentic sides. This two-hour yacht party sails out of convenient Marina del Rey and cruises the harbor, with a menu that's set to include butter garlic filet mignon, spicy sausage, lemon garlic chicken and more, for a true Taste of Brazil.
Get dolled up and join these gals for a Vintage Burlesque and Variety Show that supports hospitalized Veterans. The group works to recreate the bawdy fun of vaudevillian theaters so popular across America during and after WWII. Veterans and active-duty service members always attend for free as the group's way of saying "thank you for your service." And the best part? As part of our mission to make veterans smile, these performers bring a family-friendly version of our show and gifts to hospitalized veterans across America who aren't able to make it out to our events. From the moment guests enter the event, they will be treated to something special. Pin-Ups on Tour's goal is to recreate the magic of the Hollywood Canteen that operated during the 1940s as a club offering dancing, drinks and entertainment for service members, usually on their way overseas. The evening at VFW Post 6796 in Dallas will feature dancing showgirls, comedy, variety acts, soulful lounge singers, vintage tray girls and more than a few surprises! With entertainment and atmosphere around every turn, guests will feel like they stepped into another era.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
The craft-beer movement is still very much alive and hopping in Chicago, so the awesome festival that salutes the mom-and-pop makers is back for the seventh year in a row, with an ever-growing variety of microbrews to sip and savor. The Sheffield neighborhood event brings 35-plus local and national breweries together to share their wares both Saturday and Sunday, with more than 70 beers available to sample in your own souvenir cup. Daily admission includes 15 drink tickets, access to the festival's tented tasting areas and entertainment from live bands throughout the afternoon.
Celebrate Colombian Independence Day and culture the right way. Cruise around Manhattan with your friends, family and favorite Latinos and Colombians! Catch spectacular sunset views of the city skyline and world-famous landmarks from the top-of-the-line Hornblower Infinity yacht, featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, open bow and sky deck, four fully-stocked cash bars, three floors of music and more. After the three-hour cruise returns to the dock, you're welcome to hang out on board for another hour, then you can head over to the after party.
Jordan Raybould is a rising star on the New York comedy scene and now he's hitting the Playwright Irish Pub in Hamden to share the love -- and the laughs. As if that weren't enough reason to make you want to turn off the TV and head out for some live entertainment, Raybould's bringing some of his most hilarious New York friends with him. They're people you've seen on Comedy Central, MTV, Netflix and other places. (Yeah, we know those are all on TV. But wouldn't you rather see these performers in person?) Oh, and he's bringing his brother Bret (Conan, NowThis News) with him, too.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 3, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 5, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 2, 2018 / 8:00pm
Al Capp's world-famous characters populate this upbeat show in a delightful mixture of hillbilly nonsense and sharp, critical humor. A fun-filled, foot-stompin' musical and winner of two Tony awards, Li'l Abner was taken directly from the comics. It's time for Dogpatch's Sadie Hawkins Day Race, the annual opportunity for Daisy Mae to attempt to snag hunky Li'l Abner for her husband. But then the Washington bureaucrats announce that Dogpatch has been deemed the "most unnecessary, no account" town in the country, and the residents must scramble to keep Dogpatch from being the site of atomic testing. Laced with gentle satire, rib-tickling gags, and a host of brash, catchy tunes, see Li'l Abner at Rose Center Theater in Westminster.
The legendary Groundlings Theatre troupe presents its latest and greatest main stage show: Groundlings Family Road Trip. Enjoy this entertaining evening of sketches and some improvisation -- always original and always hilarious -- at The Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles.
Climb aboard a decked-out 1920s-inspired motor yacht, and enjoy a sightseeing cruise of New York's most iconic sights including Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Governors Island. You'll also take in stunning views of New York City, and pass under the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Cozy up in the heated observation cabin with an included beer, wine, champagne or soda. Kids are welcome, and the cruise offers kid-friendly versions of their signature beverages. There's also a cash bar available for additional drink purchases.
Get ready for some laugh-out-loud fun hitting the stage a mere 200 feet from BART. Oakland's Pan Theatre hosts weekly improv shows filled with stories, scenes and characters that are birthed on the spot and hit the ground running. You'll get a rotating roster of montages, one-acts and classic theater games, á la Whose Line is It Anyway?. The unpredictable cast may even ask you to pitch some of your own ideas into the comedy incubator.
A Scandal in Bohemia: Part One is a Sherlock Holmes-inspired radio play set to unfold on stage, for one night only. Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the radio play will be presented live at The Edge Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood with drinks and small eats. In this first installment of a new series, you'll be transported back to the glory days of radio, featuring a cast of Idle Muse Ensemble members, period costumes, and live foley sound effects.
Life goes by fast, and all you'll remember are the most important parts -- especially when it comes to someone you love. But those meaningful relationships are often truly defined by the little moments in between. Met Again, a moving new play by Jacob Smith, takes a look at the entirety of a unique but familiar relationship, from beginning to end, and how those big and small moments -- connections, talks, fights, celebrations and experiences -- all come to mean something more. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes completely heartbreaking, Met Again is like watching a collection of home movies on fast forward beside someone with whom you share a special kind of love. Enjoy the show at the Studio/Stage Theater in Los Angeles.
Fans of Drunk History and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, which combines an entirely serious Shakespeare play with one completely inebriated cast member. For the last six years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the U.K., and the cast is bringing the good time to Austin. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show is fresh off sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, where a cast member drinks beer, wine and whiskey on stage, drunkenly sings the Dawson's Creek theme song and occasionally (accidentally, of course) bares a nipple or two. Brush up on your Bard knowledge, and head down to The Rockwell near Boston for The Taming of the Shrew, because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
Craft beer and comedy merge harmoniously in the Beer Basement at Ales Unlimited, where The Setup draws some of the funniest local and nationally touring stand-ups in the business. The space is small and cozy but the hops and the laughs are big, with performers hailing from such comedic institutions as Comedy Bang Bang, San Francisco Sketchfest and The Comedy Store. So order a drink from Ales Unlimited's world-class selection of microbrews, wines and specialty cocktails, then head downstairs for a truly underground experience in the heart of the Tenderloin.
Boasting sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch, Chicago tells the tale of convicted murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who'll stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. During the showy decadence of the 1920s, their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which could just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. A smash on Broadway (winning six Tony Awards) and on the big screen (winning six Academy Awards), this biting satire features the unforgettable songs of Kander and Ebb, including "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and many more hits. Enjoy this musical trip back to a time when a little razzle-dazzle made everything just fine in this dazzling production at the Ambassador Theatre in the heart of Broadway.
High above the city of L.A., a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. One man has managed to escape. An off-duty cop is hiding somewhere inside. He's alone, tired ... and he hates Christmas. Get your fix of holiday cheer in June as Theatre Unleashed brings back one of its most popular shows for a short (but wild) summer run to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Die Hard. This show has it all: action, humor, Professor Snape taking people hostage, singing, dancing, the guy from Family Matters, guns, puppets, explosions, the EPA guy from Ghostbusters getting punched in the face, Christmas miracles and familiar holiday friends galore. If you're lucky, there may even be an appearance by the legend himself, Santa Claus! This is so much more than a stage version of the holiday classic, it's parody at its best. Yippee Ki-Yay, Father Christmas!
Spend your Sunday with Orange County's fiercest drag queens, The Mimosa Girls. Get ready to watch a bevy of beauties from RuPaul's Drag Race, as well as the local drag scene, kiki it up onstage at Newport Beach's ENVY Lounge. While glamour-pusses like Gia Gunn, Ongina and Xotica Erotica serve up top-notch looks and entertainment, Bosscat Kitchen will be serving brunch dishes and ever-flowing mimosas from 11:30am-2:00pm for additional purchase. Your ticket includes a meet-and-greet access with the full cast of The Mimosa Girls. VIP Cabana tickets also include VIP Cabana Seating with special Mimosa Girls Drag Servers dedicated to the cabana area.
Now coming to the Gloria Gifford Conservatory Theatre in Hollywood, this Tony-nominated dark comedy centers on an ex-con and recovering alcoholic, who thinks he's got his life back on track. But when he finds a mysterious hat in his girlfriend's apartment, it sends him back down the path of destruction. Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, The Motherf**ker With the Hat is a ferociously funny play filled with memorable characters and acid-tongued dialogue that provides a gleefully vulgar glimpse at the complicated process of recovery from love and other addictions.
Spend a leisurely hour on the Sacramento River learning about the waterway's part in transforming a former trading colony and stockade into the major American city that Sacramento is today. On this informative Hornblower cruise, you'll sail past Old Sacramento's famous historical sites, including the Delta King, the I Street Bridge, the Tower Bridge and the Air Force Docks, and hear fascinating stories about the town's history. You'll also see the point where the American and Sacramento Rivers converge, and experience the wildlife and breathtaking natural beauty that this historic and important river has to offer. Every cruise is fully narrated and packed with great sights and interesting information.
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 1:30pm (Boarding Begins at 1:00pm)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 1:30pm (Boarding Begins at 1:00pm)Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 / 1:30pm (Boarding Begins at 1:00pm)Friday, Aug 3, 2018 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)
Coming to the Vintage Theatre's cabaret series in Aurora, pianist-vocalist Rekha Ohal teams with award-winning Denver Stages actor Leonard Barrett Jr. for a salute to "The First Lady of Song," otherwise known as jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald. Ohal admits to learning the Great American Songbook via cartoons and I Love Lucy reruns, but she takes performing them very seriously. This sure-to-be entertaining show with Barrett will no doubt feature some Fitzgerald faves, like "A-Tisket, a-Tasket," "It Don't Mean a Thing," "Mack the Knife" and other swing-scat classics.
Since 2002, Gabriel Sanchez has been portraying Prince in his critically acclaimed show The Prince Experience. What started off as a small local theatre production of Purple Rain has expanded into what has become a night of unbelievable entertainment that keeps anyone who has seen it talking long after the last encore is played. Enjoy The Prince Experience at Baltimore Soundstage.
Bathtub Full of Gin is Terrible Enfant's Theatre Company's spectacular immersive dance series, where evocative theatre performances combine with high energy music. The series features exclusive one-of-a-kind nightlife experiences with The Moonlight Dolls, inviting guests for a sexy, performance-filled night. Enjoy scintillating dance numbers and high flying, death defying aerial acts. The scene and live entertainment provide the perfect escape from the daily routine.
Experience hidden Central Park locations only a true New York City historian can help you find. Visit some of Central Park's least-trafficked, truly historic and most scenic locations above 100th Street. Learn the history of the park and its creators, find out what was there before, visit forts from the Revolutionary War, see the stunning formal gardens, "hike" through Central Park's Adirondack Mountains and much more. This fascinating, educational and entertaining tour is conducted by a licensed New York City tour guide with over 20 years of experience.
Take in the beautiful sights of Boston from the serene waters of the Charles River and learn a bit of Boston history as you watch the sun set over Cambridge. With a panoramic-windowed boat offering great views as you cruise, the narrated Charles River journey will sail past Beacon Hill, the beautiful mansions of Back Bay, Harvard, M.I.T., Boston University and the Esplanade. You'll also get to pass under the Longfellow Bridge, listen to jazzy cocktail music and enjoy a drink from the full-service bar during this Charles Riverboat Company cruise.
In 1936, anti-drug propaganda film Reefer Madness portrayed in vivid detail the disasters that befall a group of teenagers who decide to try "marijuana" -- otherwise known as the devil's drug. In the 1970s, the film was rediscovered and became a cult classic due to its over-the-top portrayal of the alleged dangers of smoking weed, which include death, destruction, madness and ... jazz. Inspired by the original film, this tongue-in-cheek musical comedy continues the hijinks in an even wackier form, memorializing the melodrama in songs that range from Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes. It would be a big mistake to (puff, puff) pass on this production of Reefer Madness: The Musical at the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego.
Based on historical events, Haymarket tells the dramatic story of labor unrest in 1886 Chicago, where striking workers clashed with a brutal police force, resulting in an act of terror, a corrupt trial, and the death of five innocent men. Told by a cast of 12 actor-instrumentalists, Haymarket is a folk, bluegrass and Americana adventure led by Lucy Parsons, the African-American firebrand and wife of one of the accused anarchists. Catch this stirring musical work at The Den Theatre in Chicago.
Written by Aditi Brennan Kapil and featuring Aila Peck and bassist Thom Dunn, Brahman/i is "a layered, insightful consideration of Indian-American cultural identity, gender and colonialism that happens to take the form of a stand-up comedy routine," says the Hollywood Reporter, exploring everything from Indian heritage to history, mythology, gender roles and horrifying middle-school experiences. Catch it at 1st Stage Theater in Tysons.
New Orleans-born R&B and rap star August Alsina is eager to follow in the footsteps of the NOLA music legends that paved his way. The Def Jam artist has had a string of hits, has worked with the likes of Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj and was named "Best New Artist" at the 2014 BET Awards. Expect to hear chart-topping jams like "Hip Hop," "No Love" and countless others with Alsina makes his way to New York's Sony Hall with Creek Boyz & Funk Flex.
Experience a gorgeous Boston sunset over the water with an amazing view of the city's waterfront landmarks aboard the schooner Adirondack III, the most elegant sailing yacht in town. This romantic two-hour sunset sail along Boston Harbor provides a smooth and gentle sailing experience, while the captain and crew pamper you with top-notch customer service. Forget the distractions of life on land, and settle in to the relaxing rhythms of the water while you enjoy iconic sights like Boston's World Trade Center, the Harpoon Brewery, the Federal Courthouse and get a close up view of the Inner Harbor Islands. Your knowledgeable captain and crew are happy to answer any questions you may have about the history of the harbor. Beer and wine are available for purchase, and soda and water are included in your ticket price, so sit back, have a drink and enjoy the ride.
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:25pm)Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:25pm)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:25pm)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:25pm)Monday, Jul 23, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:25pm)Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 / 6:45pm (Boarding Begins at 6:40pm)Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:25pm)Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:25pm)
The Oasis Boat Brunch is a food-filled day party setting sail from New York City. Gather with summer-lovers who want to drink, dance, eat and enjoy views of the city's bridges and skyline. This boat brunch features two levels of music, an enclosed and climate-controlled main floor and two full bars. There will also be drink specials, bottle specials, hookahs and friendly bartenders. A one-plate brunch buffet is included with all tickets, so you can feast on everything from steak and eggs to empanadas and sweet plantains. 21 and over only.
Experience the amazing life story of the iconic Diana Ross, through this musical bio-drama at the Lithonia City Park & Amphitheater. Ain't No Mountain High Enough: A Diana Story takes you from her humble beginnings in the Detroit housing projects to the formation of The Primettes, who'd soon become Motown legends The Supremes. With 12 No. 1 singles on the Billboard charts, the trio found fame with hits like "Where Did Our Love Go," "Come See About Me," "You Can't Hurry Love" and many more. The show follows Ross as she embarks on her solo career in 1970, releasing more hit music and adding acting to her jam-packed resume, before becoming a dance-record diva and award-winning live-concert performer.
The Miami Music Festival brings together the next generation of great classical musicians and performers to put on world-class productions throughout Miami's summer season. From opera to Shakespeare to concerts by the MMF symphony, the Miami Music Festival showcases South Florida's best classical entertainment. Come out to the Andy Gato Gallery in Miami Shores!
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 8:00pm (Zarzuela in the Summer Nights)
Patrick Marber's fresh, breezy update of Turgenev's classic comedy A Month in the Country is a tale of unrequited passion, unfolding over the course of three days in the sunny Russian countryside. Full of wit, folly and heart, men and women both young and old learn the tender and ridiculous lessons of love. See it at Antaeus Theatre Company in Glendale.
See all your favorite reality shows recreated in one place, live onstage at Laugh Out Loud Chicago. Drama, plot twists, eliminations, confessionals, villains and someone to root for! Anything can happen and every show is different. One actor survives and you have a voice in deciding the winner. The tribe has spoken: you're either in, or you're out. So don't sashay away.
EastVille Comedy Club, located in the heart of Manhattan's East Village, prides itself on featuring the funniest and most experienced comics in the biz for a sure-fire night of laughs. The 125-seat retro club regularly hosts comedians seen in film and on television's Comedy Central, HBO, The Tonight Show and Late Show. Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander, Jim Gaffigan and Todd Barry are among the top comics who've recently played the EastVille, and up-and-comers often share the bill, so you can see the comedy stars of tomorrow, too.
The real Cheap Trick and Foreigner toured together last year, and now two of their top tribute bands hit the Hangar at the OC County Fair with their version of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' legendary live concert. Named after one of Cheap Trick's biggest hits, Surrender rocks out to classics like "I Want You to Want Me," "The Flame," "Dream Police" and more, while 4NR brings Foreigner power ballads including "Feels Like the First Time," "Cold as Ice," "Juke Box Hero," "Urgent" and more back to life. Your ticket to this event includes same-day admission to the Fair.
Cooped up on maternity leave and eager for conversation, Jessie invites the funny and forthright Lina for coffee in their neighboring backyards. They become fast friends, quickly bonding over their shared "new mom" experience -- and arousing the interest of a wealthy neighbor hoping for a similar connection. This insightful comedy takes an honest look at the absurdities of new motherhood, the dilemma of returning to work versus staying at home, and how class impacts parenthood and friendship. See Cry It Out at the Atwater Village Theatre.
Come see the Punch Line's weekly SF Comedy Showcase, held every Sunday for over 30 years. San Francisco has a rich and vibrant comedy scene, and this weekly show has launched the careers of such comedians as Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho and Arj Barker, as well as the current flock of rising stars such as W. Kamau Bell and Moshe Kasher. Laugh at a lineup of the Bay Area's top stand-up comics, many of whom have appeared on late-night television, Comedy Central and other esteemed television outlets.
"What if goodness ruled the world?" That's the poignant question at the core of new musical Addy & Uno. As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school's math competition, his friends with varying disabilities -- ADHD, visual, hearing and physical impairment -- rally to give him all the support he needs. Using puppets and soaring music, this one-of-a-kind production takes you and your family on a heartfelt and hilarious journey celebrating hope, big dreams and the beauty of differences. Watch friendship and kindness rule the day as Addy & Uno debuts at The Kirk @ Theatre Row in New York.
Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 / NoonTuesday, Jul 31, 2018 / NoonTuesday, Aug 7, 2018 / NoonTuesday, Aug 14, 2018 / NoonTuesday, Aug 21, 2018 / NoonTuesday, Aug 28, 2018 / Noon
Framed and imprisoned through conspiracy on the eve of his wedding day, Edmond Dantes spends 14 years plotting his revenge. Through providence he escapes and returns to Paris as The Count of Monte Cristo. He insinuates himself into the lives of those who sought to destroy his life, and -- one by one -- uses their dark secrets to destroy them. This adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Christopher Walsh, brings a fresh look to this dark tale of intrigue and vengeance. Enjoy this production under the stars at Sacramento's William A. Carroll Amphitheatre.
The only better way to see the Statue of Liberty than on a daytime cruise is being able to pretend you're a pirate while you do it! And you can't do that unless you're sailing in style on a tall ship. So come aboard the Clipper City, New York's largest tall ship, and set sail for some breathtaking views. Explore the topsail schooner's spacious main deck (no climbing the rigging, please) or head up to the quarterdeck and feel the breeze as you take in spectacular views of Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, the skyline and other NYC landmarks. You can even mutter an "arrr" or "ahoy!" if the mood takes you. Of course, if you're not the swashbuckling type, you can also just grab a seat and relax with a drink from the full bar while you enjoy this scenic cruise from Manhattan By Sail.
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / Noon (Boarding is at 11:45am)Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 1:30pm (Boarding will be at 1:15)Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / Noon (Boarding is at 11:45am)Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 1:30pm (Boarding will be at 1:15)Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / Noon (Boarding is at 11:45am)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 1:30pm (Boarding will be at 1:15)
Brandon T. Jackson is best known for his successful film career, which has included major roles in movies like Tropic Thunder, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Lottery Ticket, Roll Bounce and the Percy Jackson franchise. But before his big-screen success, Jackson was a stand-up comedian fresh out of Detroit (and fresh out of high school) getting his start in stand-up comedy at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. It's a passion he's continued to perfect ever since, and he now brings his high-energy hilarity to the stage at the Baltimore Comedy Factory.
Inspired by the Kink.com Mission to "demystify and celebrate alternative sexualities," the company offers Bay Area locals and visitors the opportunity to attend workshops that will aid in providing the information and encouragement to support exploration. Each month features several opportunities to attend workshops that cater to a wide variety of interests and experience levels. Instructors include models and directors of Kink.com as well as talented and renowned educators within the sex, kink and BDSM communities. Come with an open mind and a positive attitude. Most workshops include live demonstrations.
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 7:00pm (Yoga for Rope Presented by Fuoco)Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 / 7:00pm (Rope Bottoming 101 with Evie Vane)Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 / 7:00pm (Amp Up Your Everyday Sexiness With Fetish! Presented by Knotasha)
Ultra-dynamic French conductor Stephane Denève and the extremely gifted Augustin Hadelich join the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Sibelius' towering Violin Concerto. This gorgeous evening concert under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl begins with Sibelius' Valse Triste and will be capped off by Ravel favorites Valses nobles et sentimentales, La valse and Bolero. Bring a picnic and make a night of it.
The world's most unusual criminologist, Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau, fights for his life and for the future of all mankind in the most bizarre and dangerous caper of his brilliantly successful and utterly clumsy career. Paul Dreyfus holds the world at bay with the ultimate weapon, the Doomsday Machine. Dreyfus is out to get Clouseau and he threatens to vaporize continents if the nations of the world don't deliver Clouseau to him alive or, if at all possible, dead! Blissfully unaware that the army of deadly assassins is gunning for him, Clouseau incredibly stumbles and slips past every attack when The Pink Panther Strikes Again! bumbles into Historic Town Center Park at San Juan Capistrano.
Do you believe someone can read your mind? Lior Suchard can. Acclaimed by People Magazine to be "among the best mentalists we've seen in our life," Lior has wowed live audiences all around the globe! Lior has traveled the world with his highly successful show, Supernatural Entertainment, where he performs extraordinary displays of telepathy and telekinesis with audience participation. Lior was a regular on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show and has done television appearances with James Corden, Kim Kardashian, Larry King, Zac Efron and many others. He is an incredible showman; his live performance is mind-blowing, hilarious and unlike anything you've ever seen before! See it at Adrienne Arsht Center - Ziff Ballet Opera House.
This Valentine's Day, love is in the air in Schaumburg as Laugh Out Loud Theater's hilarious improvisers set their sights on the world of modern romance. From Tinder to tenderness, no romantic stone is left unturned in Love Me Tinder, a show poking fun at dating, romance and everything in between. And since it's all created in the moment, you never know what might happen. Whether you're looking for a fun date night or just a laugh at Cupid's expense, you're sure to find it with this show.
If the chilly Philadelphia weather has got you down, why not take a trip down south to warm your spirits with delicious food, hot jazz and some of that world-famous hospitality? It'll be a shorter trip than you think, because all of this Southern comfort is coming north of the Mason-Dixon line to South Restaurant. Kick back for weekly jam sessions and performances by touring jazz musicians while enjoying the finest new Southern cuisine and cocktails available from the acclaimed restaurant and bar.
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 9:00pm (Jeanette Harris)Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 / 9:00pm (Carol Riddick and Gerald Veasley "I Got Life: The Music of Nina Simone”)Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 / 9:00pm (Cindy Bradley)Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 / 9:00pm (Oli Silk)Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 9:00pm (Brian Simpson and Gerald Veasley)
For a relaxing Sunday outing, it's hard to beat brunch at Santa Anita Park's FrontRunner restaurant. You'll have a spot at a table reserved for the day, where you can soak up the gorgeous views of the track and the San Gabriel Mountains beyond while digging into a buffet brunch with plenty of sweet and savory options and two hours of bottomless mimosas! And, of course, there will be plenty of world-class Thoroughbred racing being simulcast from Los Alamitos or Del Mar Race Track. Place your bets, cheer on your horse and have a blast this Sunday afternoon.
One of Boston's oldest comedy houses and one of the top clubs in the country, Nick's Comedy Stop has hosted such legendary comedians as Denis Leary, Jerry Seinfeld, Phyllis Diller, Lenny Clarke and Jay Leno for more than 30 years. Nick's draws national headliners while providing a space for up-and-coming talent, as well as the leading local stand-up comics in Boston, including Steve Sweeney and Joe Wong. This hub for humor -- named the Top Comedy Club in Boston by Travel + Leisure magazine -- is located in the heart of the city's Theater District.
The eighteenth installment in an ongoing series of new movement-based works by emerging choreographers, directors and ensembles, presented at Highways Performance Space and Gallery in Santa Monica. New Shoes 18 features works by Caitlin M. Heflin, Colleen Hendricks, Vannia Ibarguen Dance Arts, Katie Mcculla, Chasity Ramsey and Katelyn Sanchez. Works include The Backs of Angels, Re-Yma-gine Yma and Frolicking Gypsies, a hazy daydream of movement, live voice, music and an abundance of flowers that invites the audience to shed the binds of everyday life and release the ever-present wild soul.
Season nine winner of America's Got Talent, Mat Franco takes the stage at the LINQ Hotel & Casino and offers a fresh, fun and feel-good twist on magic that defies all expectations. In a full-scale production built on brand-new, never-before-seen material, the young magician delivers his most spectacular performance yet -- but still keeps his love of getting up close with the crowd at the heart of every show. With his signature brand of breezy humor, Franco mixes his amazingly inventive and always stunning magic with crowd-guided improv, creating a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that's unique and unforgettable to each audience. Almost entirely self-taught, the 29-year-old Rhode Island native -- who is the first and only magician ever to win America's Got Talent -- was headlining his own show in Las Vegas by the time he was 15. Don't miss Mat Franco: Magic Reinvented Nightly, named "Best Show" by Las Vegas Weekly and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, live at the newly named Mat Franco Theater.
Unwind with others and uncork your inner theater geek at Broadway Sip N' Paint. Drinks, art supplies and showtunes are all provided for you. Join the fun at The Paint Place on the Upper West Side, where a theater-loving facilitator will demonstrate how to paint an image inspired by a particular Broadway show - all you have to do is sit down and unwind with a glass (or two!) of wine. No artistic skills required! Bring a group of friends or come by yourself - either way, you'll leave with a masterpiece to call your own and some new theater friends.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 7:00pm (Painting Inspired by "Mamma Mia")Friday, Aug 17, 2018 / 7:00pm (Painting Inspired by "Hairspray")Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 7:00pm (Painting Inspired by "Phantom of the Opera")Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 / 7:00pm (Painting Inspired by "Sunday in the Park with George")Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 / 7:00pm (Painting Inspired by "Rent")
One of the nation's fastest-rising comedy stars, Kabir Singh is a huge crowd-pleaser with an abundance of energy, an in-your-face attitude and tons of clever material. He has won numerous comedy competitions, including taking first place two years in a row at the Bay Area Stand Up Comedy Competition, and has opened for top comedy stars like Russell Peters, Dave Chappelle and Dane Cook. Singh has taped sets for Comedy Central's Gabriel Iglesias' Stand-Up Revolution and Starz's StannDupp. He's been called "The Next Big Indian Comedian" by India West, and has been called "One of the Must-See Stand-Up Comedians in the U.S." by TV Asia.
Led by its artistic director, world-renowned clarinetist David Shifrin, Chamber Music Northwest (CMNW) has been bringing beautiful music to thousands since 1971, via more than 100 annual events in Oregon and SW Washington. CMNW may be most famed for its Summer and Winter Festivals, which draws both up-and-coming and world-famous performers from around the globe -- including the Grammy-winning Emerson Quartet -- but it's also established itself as one of the city's true cultural jewels with its innovative and exciting year-round programming at Lincoln Performance Hall and elsewhere. CMNW collaborates with a wide range of music and dance artists, hosts a contemporary concert series, participates in educational outreach, and much more.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Beyond the Cultural Revolution: The Silver River)
New Wave pop group Berlin broke through in a big way in the '80s, particularly after the iconic appearance of their hit song "Take My Breath Away" in the movie Top Gun. The band's unforgettable melodies and cutting edge synth-pop sound also sent them into the stratosphere with hits like "No More Words," "Masquerade" and "The Metro." To this day, the band is led by charismatic original vocalist Terri Nunn, who claimed the No. 11 spot on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Women in Rock." They're currently working on new material for an upcoming album release and are set to rock the house at The Canyon Santa Clarita.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
120 East is a 10-member classic rock band with a horn section, playing songs from Chicago, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Santana, Billy Joel, Boz Skaggs, Toto, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Blues Brothers and more. They'll rock any party or event with your favorite songs while forming a connection with the crowd! Bring a picnic meal to the intimate and relaxed settings of the comfortable Chukkar Farm Polo Club pavilion in Alpharetta and enjoy this toe-tapping flashback.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Seating available at 6:30pm)
Avast, mateys -- are ye lookin' for tales of adventure, excitement and a dash of seaworthy shenanigans? Then prepare your potions of healing, bring some ale and come aboard to see the Heroes of Cornquest. In this live, pirate-themed D&D show, three main players will be joined by guest players each week as they battle with pirates, explore the high seas, search for lost treasure and get kicked out of every tavern they come across in the process. What outcomes may befall our intrepid heroes? Let the dice decide with Heroes of Cornquest: A Live D&D Adventure! at Chicago's Cornservatory.
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
Widely considered one of Shakespeare's greatest works, The Tempest lyricly tells the story of Prospero, an exiled duke who reigns over an enchanted island where fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance abound. He conjures a shipwreck that delivers his enemies to the island, but the plot thickens when Prospero's beloved daughter falls for the enemy's son. Alchemy Theatre Company is proud to present Shakespeare's magical adventure of mystery, magic, revenge and love for their sixth annual Summer Shakespeare in the Park show at the Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center.
A perfect end to your weekend, the Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise takes you on a relaxing sunset trip around the harbor set to live jazz. Come aboard the Northern Lights, a 1920s-style New England yacht, as the sun dips down over the beautiful Boston skyline and waterfront. You'll enjoy great views of landmarks like Fort Independence, Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution and the Marriot Custom House Tower, all while the Benjamin Young Trio keeps things swingin' with jazz favorites and original tunes. This 1.5-hour cruise will also have drinks and snacks available for purchase.
Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Sunday, Aug 5, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)
Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. The Crucible, a classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 and the McCarthyism which gripped America in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations. See this classic performed under the stars at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga.
It's 1890 in a lawless territory out west -- and Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy, finds himself sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. Johnny's sister, a novice nun in a nearby mission, is persuaded to plead with a corrupt governor to spare her brother's life, and the governor promises to pardon Johnny if she'll "do his bidding" for the night. Adding to the hilarious complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche. Be there when this knee-slappin' musical loosely based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure hits New York's New World Stages - Stage 4. It's naughty, it's country and it's back by popular demand after a sold-out, three-time extended run that nabbed three Lucille Lortel Award noms including Outstanding Musical. Yee-haw, verily!
Skyconcepts' latest dance party is set to feature multiple talented DJs in rotation, mixing afrobeat, naija hip hop and pop, reggae and soca. Get ready to dance and socialize with peers from all walks of life at Geoffrey's Inner Circle in Oakland, where food and drink will be available for purchase.
Standing over 6' tall, the only thing more intimidating than Marcella Arguello's height is her comedy. She's smart with a street edge as she shares her hilarious take on everything from race, gender and family to relationships, music and pop culture. Arguello appeared on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly in 2015, her Twitter account was featured on TIME.com, CNN and Comedy Central and she's opened for a long list of comic stars, including David Alan Grier, Norm MacDonald and Colin Kane. Catch the "finest export from Modesto since George Lucas" live in San Francisco at the Punch Line Comedy Club.
Located in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp District, Mad House Comedy Club is the perfect place to catch some of the best and brightest young comedians, not to mention local favorites, along with familiar faces from TV and national headliners. These hot comics boast major credits, including The Tonight Show, Late Show, Comedy Central, Key & Peele and tons more. With a full bar and food menu, Mad House makes it easy to make a night of it.
Monday, Jul 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (San Diego's Funniest Person Contest)Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (Harry Moroz)Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 8:00pm (Ricarlo Flanagan)Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Writers of the Conan O'Brien Show!)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 7:30pm (The Writers of the Conan O'Brien Show!)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 9:45pm (The Writers of the Conan O'Brien Show!)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 7:30pm (Erik Myers)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 9:45pm (Erik Myers)
Chicago's most innovative theatre company, The Hypocrites, are back at the DC area's Olney Theatre Center with an encore engagement of their critically-acclaimed, inventively-immersive and family-friendly version of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. This promenade-style production encourages you to follow the actors around the stage as they lead you on an 80-minute exotic getaway featuring bathing beauties, philosophizing pirates and grown men in remarkably short shorts. Great for your whole crew -- kids included -- The Hypocrites' take on the beloved comic musical tells the story of Frederic, a pirate apprentice who expects to be released from servitude at the age of 21, so he can live happily ever after with the lovely young Mabel. But since his birthday falls on Leap Day, he learns he'll be sticking around a lot longer. It's a roller coaster ride of swashbuckling action and merry music, featuring many of Gilbert and Sullivan's wittiest and most engaging tunes, including the immortal "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General."
The children's book The Story of Ferdinand might have caused a controversy when it was released in 1936, but those uptight critics would have a heart attack if they saw what Company XIV has done with it in Boylesque Bullfight. This all-male baroque-burlesque spectacle puts an erotic spin on the macho world of bullfighting. You're going to have to cool down with a cocktail from the bar when this steamy fantasia comes to the stage of Théâtre XIV.
This new solo show offers an updated take on the traditional Irish storyteller, also known as the seanchaí, as Savanna Rae spins some engaging tales based on a group of ferocious, fragile and funny ancient women from the Emerald Isle. Rae wrote and performs in Daughters of Ire, which features a group of women from Ireland's Ulster Cycle -- including Scathach, Queen Medb and Dierdre of the Sorrows. Rae brings these characters to life as they face worlds caught up in violence, in this show at the Open Door Theater in Oak Park.
Why drive out to some Hollywood comedy club when there's the Pop-Up Comedy Van? In the Pop-Up Comedy Show, a lineup of stand-up comedians will deliver hilarious curbside comedy right in downtown Culver City.
Grammy Award-nominated, Platinum-certified electronic act The Crystal Method carved a path through the electronic music renaissance of the 2000s. The trailblazing duo -- Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland -- mash genres and electronic sounds that fuel concerts and parties across the country. Catch their live act at The Cave in Big Bear Lake.
Members of the Geer family star in Enid Bagnold's classic about three generations of a family struggling to live together. Set in the Sussex seaside in the 1950's, Mrs. St. Maugham is an eccentric who spends her days gardening, but can't make anything grow. Her precocious teenage granddaughter, Laurel, has a penchant for lighting fires while her estranged daughter, Olivia, struggles to find her place. When the mysterious Miss Madrigal is hired as household companion, family secrets and intrigue unfold in a play that is sometimes poetic, sometimes zany and sometimes like a detective story. The Chalk Garden comes to the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga.
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling, Honk! Jr. is the story of a funny-looking baby duck on a quest to find his mother. Along the way, he encounters a sly cat, a beautiful swan, a chicken and other colorful characters. Awarded the prestigious Olivier Award, Honk! Jr. is entertaining for the whole family, teaching young ones important lessons about embracing differences and discovering self-esteem -- plus it's filled with fun songs like "Play With Your Food" and "Different." Get your ducks in a row and head on over to Mustang Hall in San Carlos for this heartwarming musical about love and acceptance.
Evergreen Speedway is the place where the 5th Round of the Formula DRIFT Championship heads next! See 32 of the world's top drifters head to the Pacific Northwest and slide sideways at over 100MPH, inches away from concrete walls. All Formula DRIFT events are open paddock, which means you can get up close and personal with the drivers in the pit and also have access to over 100 vendors in the midway. Come see the fastest growing motor sport in the world, Formula DRIFT at Evergreen Speedway, July 20-21
Mick's band, Mick Adams and the Stones have appeared on national television's The World's Greatest Tribute Bands as the ultimate tribute to The Rolling Stones. Not only is Mick Adams a dead-ringer for Mick Jagger, he brings Mick Jagger's intense energy and swagger to each and every performance. Endorsed by former Atlantic Records President Jerry Greenberg, Mick Adams has every move, every look and every nuance of Mick Jagger down to perfection! The band is a complete authentic recreation of The Rolling Stones live in concert at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. Mick Adams and The Stones feature all look-alike performers, custom made replica costumes, replica instruments, full choreography and an incredible media show.
Campbell is pretty much royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic -- she's been named captain of the squad! It all comes crashing down when an unexpected redistricting forces her to spend her last year of high school at the hard-knock Jackson High. Although the deck is stacked against her, Campbell is determined to make it work. She befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition: the National Championships. Actual teens perform this high-octane musical at Desert Stage's Cullity Hall.
Celebrate Easter with a Palm Sunday tour of the National Gallery of Art, and witness what renowned artists throughout the ages thought about Madonna, the Saints, the Adoration of the Magi and the Crucifixion. Professional guides will take you through the museum's highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites over the course of two hours and stop to discuss each piece's symbols, stories and background.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Aug 19, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Sep 16, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Nov 4, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 2:00pm
With Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Kathy Griffin, Phil Hartman and Lisa Kudrow among the company's alumni, The Groundlings is a premiere breeding ground for Los Angeles comedians on their way to mainstream recognition. So it's no surprise you might recognize current performer Annie Sertich from her appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, 2 Broke Girls, The Tonight Show and The Office. She's poised to jump from "hey, there's that woman again" to full-blown success. Now she's back by popular demand in her one-woman show, How to Not Kill Yourself for 30 Days..., a dark yet comedic memoir that's returning to The Groundlings Theatre.
Sashay the night away with the fabulous femmes of the Drag Supper Club, who stand ready to serve up loads of OTT looks, steaming piles of laughs and heaping helpings of shade to go along with your drinks and dinner at Vegas' Sake Rok. Showcasing the stars of the Emmy-winning RuPaul's Drag Race, plus the city's finest female impersonators, this entertainment extravaganza comes complete with a progressive family-style dinner and sangria. Spring for the VIP experience and receive premium reserved seating, dinner, an open well bar and a photo op with the cast.
A completely sung, completely improvised rock opera featuring some of Chicago's finest musical improvisers, Anarchy is a rockin' show made up entirely on the spot. With roots in modern musicals like Tommy, American Idiot, Rent and Spring Awakening, this hour-long performance strives to tickle your funny bone and tug on your heart strings. Featuring live keyboard, guitar and drums, plus a special guest every week, this unique show mixes the best of music and comedy.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 8:00pm
Prepare yourself, because it's bound to get a little emotional -- and a little romantic -- when tribute artist Jayden Frost sings the late, great George Michael's epic song "Careless Whisper" at The Hangar at OC Fair. But that's just the sort of immersive concert experience you can expect from Freedom, Frost's whopping 10-piece band that pays tribute to George Michael and his Wham! collaborator Andrew Ridgeley. See Frost's spot-on renditions of all of the celebrated duo's greatest hits, including "Faith," "Wake Me Up (Before You Go-Go)," "Last Christmas" and, of course, "Freedom." Your ticket also gets you into the OC Fair, as if you needed another reason to "go-go" to this concert.
Four decades after the inception of X, one thing is clear: X was not only one of the most influential bands to crash out of the punk movement of the late '70s, but the band's music continues to be sonically groundbreaking today. Songs written during the group's inception are as relevant and inventive today as they were in 1977. The band's early albums, Los Angeles (1980), produced by Ray Manzarek of the Doors, Wild Gift (1981), and Under the Big Black Sun (1982) explored dark love and an even darker L.A. with the unflinching eye of a Raymond Chandler novel. As they released each ensuing album, More Fun in the New World (1983) and Ain't Love Grand (1985), the band continued to grow sonically and politically, fearlessly mixing genres without ever losing its center. Each member went on to explore diverse careers -- careers that included acting, art, writing, producing and multiple side projects. The fact is, no one sounds like X and no one ever will. Catch this legendary band at The Canyon in Agoura Hills.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Head for Boston's historic Seaport District and spend a few unforgettable hours aboard a Spirit of Boston cruise. Choose from the two-hour Sunset Dinner Cruise or the three-hour Dinner Cruise. On each trip, you'll dine on a delicious buffet dinner, then dance to hits from one of the city's top DJs on this beautiful ship. You'll also be able to catch breathtaking views of the city's historic and contemporary landmarks that make up its iconic skyline. Spirit Cruises has been successfully serving Boston for more than 20 years.
Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:00pm)Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)
The hook for Operavised! is that classically-trained singers and improvisers perform long-form, continuously sung, fully improvised musicals in different styles. This show, at the All Out Comedy Theater in Oakland, features Rebecca Castelli, Michael Fleming, Liz Garfinkle, Derek Cochran, and Dana Cory, and the fabulous Joshua "Raoul" Brody on keys! The group avoids spoken dialogue, instead using the traditional recitative/aria format, where the recit moves the story along and the catchy, melodic, arias highlight characters' emotions, but with long-form improv comedy as the narrative foundation.
Fugue 3 delivers a world premiere production, created nightly. It's instant theater unfolding in harmony. You'll see actors thematically blend three individual one-act plays, in the style of a musical fugue. Each show is different than the last and weaves comedy and drama in equal measure. This unique production is a signature Theatre Momentum performance that's taking the stage at Chicago's Pendulum Space.
The Raw Materials series portion of the FURY Factory Festival showcases works-in-progress. It provides a way for ensembles who produce devised work the opportunity to gain critical feedback through performance and audience engagement. Come see adventurous new works of theater at the point of their creation when Program B of Raw Materials comes to the stage of San Francisco's Z Below.
If you think someone walking on a tightrope several feet above the ground is extreme, imagine riding across one in a motorcycle! And that's the kind of heart-pounding, don't-try-this-at-home action that Daredevils and Wheels will deliver at OC Fair's Action Sports Arena in Costa Mesa. This live stunt spectacular is packed with plenty of high-flying, rip-roaring action as motocross riders take to the track to perform jaw-dropping aerial feats, launching off ramps and performing spins, flips and just about any other crazy trick they can think of mid-air. You can bet that there'll be plenty of death-defying thrills that'll keep you on the edge of your seat. Plus, your ticket also includes admission to the fair for even more fun and excitement.
Quiet Events is partnering up with DusitD2 Hotel Constance Pasadena to bring you a wild night of partying. Join them for the first night of their VIP Rooftop Summer Series in Pasadena. Don't miss your chance to be one of the first people to party on this brand new rooftop that's getting all the rave reviews in Pasadena and L.A. Drink, dance and sing all night with three live DJs spinning everything from top 40 and dance to '80s and '90s throwbacks to hip-hop and R&B hits.
Dance to your favorite hits at a beautiful waterfront location! This mixer at The Club at Harbor Point in Mill Valley is co-sponsored by by the Society of Single Professionals and is a great way to meet that special someone.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
There's always something happening on a Saturday night in New York, but it's usually on solid ground. This weekend, hit the water and escape on a mini-getaway from the city without straying too far from the lights and action. Celebrate the start of spring with a Saturday night of partying aboard a luxurious yacht with multiple levels of entertainment, departing from the pier at Skyport Marina. This weekend bash on the water features a live DJ and dancing as the sun sets behind the city skyline, plus a cash bar.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)
The Summer Concert Series at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach's Back Bay Amphitheater brings Chris Botti to Sony Hall. The Grammy-winning trumpeter is known as a "jazz-pop powerhouse" (New York Times) who's beloved by millions of fans worldwide -- including the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Herbie Hancock and Sting. Botti is famed for a sophisticated sound ranging from enchanting ballads to serious grooves. Catch him fronting his always astounding, lock-tight band, as they perform hits that span his illustrious career.
His Mom always said "You'll never make it in life being a damn fool," but being a Damn Fool got him a shot at performing on a very well known comedy show six months into being a Comedian. Usually mothers' are right, but "Damn Fool" has long since proved her wrong. He plans to show the world, one stage at a time, that anyone can learn something from someone -- even a "Damn Fool". Born Kevin Simpson, as an only child, he surrounded himself with strange friends such as the winos and street hustlers of his Chicago neighborhood, leaving him with plenty to talk about. His fiery onstage energy and visual stories have earned him spots on some of television's most prestigious comedy shows; including appearances BET Comicview, BET's One Mic Stand, Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza on Comedy Central, P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO, and more. See him live at The Laugh Lounge in Florissant.
In these deeply divided times, family is more important than ever -- but sometimes your chosen family is the one that really matters. Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis (Once) draws on the unlikely friendship she found with Joe, a Choctaw man, in creating the new musical My Name's Not Indian Joe, directed by Emmy winner Don Scardino (30 Rock). Liz has a syndrome. Joe has a disease. Neither knows they're sick, but when they set out from Waco to New York City, they find a unique bond. Set to a progressive folk score, this original musical shows that maybe "home" isn't a place, but the people you surround yourself with. Take the journey at the Davenport Theatre.
The Five Lesbian Brothers get their mischievous hands on a classic in Oedipus at Palm Springs. The play follows the dark adventure of two couples on a retreat to the desert resort town. While new parents Fran and Con try desperately to jump-start their sex life, May-December love bunnies Prin and Terri can't keep their hands off each other. What begins as a hilarious, boozy weekend takes a horrific turn after a secret is revealed. Two parts comedy with a shot of tragedy shaken over ice, Oedipus at Palm Springs is a brave examination of the messy guts of relationships at The Gateway Theatre in San Francisco.
177FOX tells the "true" story of the Constitution ... as reported by the "heroes" at Fox And Friends. This political parody aims to teach you the "real" meaning of Free Speech, The 2nd Amendment and Christmas. Think of it as Hamilton for loud, angry uncles. See history in a totally different light at Second City Studio Theatre in Hollywood.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 8:30pm
Singer Maria Alejandra Rodriguez hails from Venezuela, but the music she sings has an international influence that features tinges of bossa nova, cha cha cha, boleros, Latin jazz and other modern arrangements for a style all its own. Her voice stands out for its beauty, tuning and cool touch with a deep feeling. In this show at Club Bonafide in New York City, this seductive South American songstress presents selections from her latest album, Aqui y Alla, on which she arranged, composed and produced most of the tracks. Rodriguez has a lot in common with the late, great Elis Regina, Brazil's most popular singer -- powerful pipes, an engaging stage presence and plenty of charm and charisma. For this special show at Club Bonafide, she'll pay tribute to Elis Regina by performing her '60s and '70s-era jazz, bossa nova and pop hits like "Águas de Março," "Como nossos pais," "Upa Neguinho," "Madalena," "Casa no Campo" and more.
A bloodthirsty cycle of corruption and betrayal begins when the much loved king of Scotland is murdered by his trusted ally Macbeth. In William Shakespeare's violent, tragic thriller, Macbeth achieves the power he thinks he deserves, but the price is high. His conscience is nagging him, as is his ambitious wife. Not to mention the grim prophecy that doesn't exactly spell out a happy ending for Macbeth. It turns out that power achieved by bloodshed can only be maintained by more bloodshed and Macbeth hurtles towards a violent confrontation that could be his doom. The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory takes on this blood-soaked tale of ambition run wild this summer.
Tuskegee Love Letters centers on two newlyweds separated by the call of duty during WWII -- a pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen and a hard-working woman with big dreams -- as they write letters sharing everything from encouragement to the latest gossip. It's the story of an American family separated by war as told through letters found by their daughter. Will the letters be enough to get them through such a rough time? Find out for yourself when this touching play comes to the Community Actors Theatre in San Diego.
The North Shore Festival of Art returns to the Westfield Old Orchard center in north suburban Skokie. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, the fest will feature the for-sale works of dozens artists and complement Old Orchard's mix of 125 stores and services and 19 restaurant and food options. Beyond art, shopping and food, kids can find entertainment at the fest's interactive family zone, and adults can relax and enjoy ticketed afternoon wine tastings on both days. The two tastings will feature red, white, rosé and sparkling wine selections.
Shakespeare's searing tragedy, Coriolanus is a cautionary tale of political manipulation and revenge. Rome, a city where the one-percent rules, is led by a populist general who has nothing but contempt for the common people. Unable to reconcile his disdain for the citizens with his love of country, Coriolanus finds himself driven into the embrace of his sworn enemy. See this masterwork performed under the stars at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga.
Four decades after the inception of X, one thing is clear: X was not only one of the most influential bands to crash out of the punk movement of the late '70s, but the band's music continues to be sonically groundbreaking today. Songs written during the group's inception are as relevant and inventive today as they were in 1977. The band's early albums, Los Angeles (1980), produced by Ray Manzarek of the Doors, Wild Gift (1981), and Under the Big Black Sun (1982) explored dark love and an even darker L.A. with the unflinching eye of a Raymond Chandler novel. As they released each ensuing album, More Fun in the New World (1983) and Ain't Love Grand (1985), the band continued to grow sonically and politically, fearlessly mixing genres without ever losing its center. Each member went on to explore diverse careers -- careers that included acting, art, writing, producing and multiple side projects. The fact is, no one sounds like X and no one ever will. Catch this legendary band at The Canyon in Santa Clarita.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? Whether you're looking for a new career or just interested in making some extra money on the side, this workshop gives you a fun, realistic behind-the-scenes look at the voice-over industry. From audiobooks to training material, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and more, you'll learn the ins and outs of this growing field and how to avoid the common mistakes made by newcomers. Hear what a professional voice demo sounds like, discover which vocal types are most in-demand and record a short script under the direction of your instructor. At The New Movement Theater in Austin, this class is a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting.
Weaving a poetic vocabulary of acrobatic movement and storytelling, this intimate, highly-physical play tells the tale of one woman, lost between the uncharted waters of her grief and the shores of her joyful memories following the disappearance of her soul-mate. Developed as Artists in Residence at the San Francisco Circus Center and premiered at DIVAFest in 2016, Terra Incognita: Through The Waves has moved audiences with it's gritty and honest portrayal of loss. Created, directed and performed by three women, it now comes to the stage at San Francisco's Z Below as part of the FURY Factory Festival.
They Go Low, We Go Hyde! is an original sketch comedy show written by and performed for Chicago's South Side. The show is inspired by irritations both big and small. It explores how Chicagoans' individual grievances inform their collective decision-making and the consequences that often result. Get a load of some hyper-local comedy at The Revival.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 8:00pm
Who wants to deal with drinking and driving, especially when it comes to bar crawling? The bars are pretty spread out in Los Angeles, so let someone show you some of the best spots around without worrying about how you'll get to each place. This LA Club Crawl takes you through an area the City of Angels cover charge-free, plus comps some drinks for you along the way. Come to Luchini Pizzeria & Bar dressed to impress.
It's Paris in 1967. Bernard thinks he can juggle three unwitting stewardess fiancés. Bernard is very, very wrong! Ten years after the smash Broadway revival (which earned Tony awards for Best Revival of a Play and Best Actor in a Leading Role), theTRIBE Productions breathes new life (and laughs!) into this hysterical bedroom farce at Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco.
7 Comics in 70 minutes -- The Hilarious 7. Las Vegas Headliner Comedian John Hilder is the host of this wild 70-minute comedy showcase that is 100% punchlines! Each of the 7 comics has time for only their best jokes! The Hilarious 7 tosses the hit or miss format of standard comedy clubs out the window -- the audience only has minutes to love or hate each of the comedians, and they will decide who's the funniest of the night in a winner take all, no stakes, no rules, comedic battle.
Kelly is bold, vulgar. And broken ... and seeing a shrink for the first time. Colette Forde's one-woman show, set in working-class 1990s Manchester, lays bare the adolescent angst and scorched heart of an outrageous, hilarious young woman who discloses a surreal, heart-breaking story, bringing all who remember those wrenching teenage years to heartfelt, joyful tears. Innit appears at the Soho Playhouse.
Colman Domingo's comedy Dot takes a light-hearted look at a tough topic. As matriarch Dotty (played by House of Payne actress Denise Burse) struggles to hold on to her memory, her children must fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. Aging parents, midlife crises and off-balance family dynamics make for one unforgettable Christmas gathering. Watch the family get real about what matters most when Dot hits Atlanta's Southwest Arts Center.
Chess tells an epic story set at the height of the Cold War, when two great chess masters -- an American and a Russian -- meet in Bangkok to battle for the world championship ... but their greatest contest is for the love of one woman. Before Mamma Mia!, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of the pop group ABBA fashioned this daring musical from an idea by lyricist Tim Rice. Originally satirizing the hostility of the international political atmosphere of the 1980s, Chess could very well have been written today, as politics, espionage and intrigue collides with love and chess. Enjoy this timeless classic at Lake Oswego's Lakewood Center for the Arts.
Whether frozen or on the rocks, the perfect summer margarita starts with the perfect tequila. And there's no better place to find your base than at Broken English Taco Pub in Indianapolis. With several featured brands -- and reps on hand to answer your questions -- you're sure to sample something to your liking. Plus, you'll get to vote on your faves as part of this chill summer afternoon hangout.
With their successful blend of improvised comedy and song continuing to entertain the semi-masses on a weekly basis, the Secret Improv Society's popular theatrical shows are not so clandestine anymore. A bunch of San Francisco's best improvisers, comedians and musicians often come out to play with the sharp-witted regular cast, too. It all results in a fast-paced, high-energy revue, featuring plenty of audience input and interaction. Volunteers can even join the fun onstage. No two shows are ever identical, so repeat visits to this Shelton Theater laugh fest are strongly suggested.
Named the best show of its kind across the country, The Dinner Detective arrives at the Queen Mary in Long Beach to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights. This special Goldstar offer includes admission, dinner and a commemorative mug.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 6:00pm
The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Named "Best Comedy Club" by D Magazine and "hottest stand-up comedy showcase in the Southwest" by the Dallas Observer, Backdoor Comedy Club is the place to go for laughs. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA.
Broad Way is a new variety show featuring stand-up, music and sketches. This show provides some of the best entertainment offered in the DMV and it's all created by a diverse group of women, POC and LGBTQ. So come out to Drafthouse Comedy Theater and enjoy this human-friendly comedy review coming to your ears. Best part? It's only $5 and they promise to make you laugh till you pee a little bit!
Trivia is coming! If you're obsessed with Game of Thrones, you won't want to miss this all-ages evening of trivia focused on the HBO phenomenon. Come alone or with friends -- either way, you'll get to meet new people. You'll be assigned to a team where you'll be able to show off your knowledge of the differences between dragonglass and Valyrian steel, White Walkers and the Children of the Forest, the values of House Stark versus House Targaryen and more. Share your obsessions about dire wolves and the Dothraki with a group of like-mindeds during this lively evening at Bryant Park Lounge in New York City. After each round, members of the winning team will receive a raffle ticket. Once the game is over, awesome prizes will be given out via lottery.
Lovably wacky and filled with catchy tunes, The Pirates of Penzance has all the ingredients for the perfect farce: a damsel in distress, a brash pirate king, an adorably dopey Major-General, and a series of delightfully absurd mix-ups. Expecting to be released from servitude on his 21st birthday, pirate apprentice Frederic falls for the beautiful young Mabel. But due to a leap-year technicality, the poor lad soon discovers that he must be away from the love of his life and continue his apprenticeship for another 63 years! Will he ever be free? Can he win the hand of Mabel? Find out at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater.
Watch an incredible mix of Major League prospects and veterans play Atlantic League professional baseball right in your backyard as the Sugar Land Skeeters face off against their toughest foes. Constellation Field, the Skeeters' home turf, is more than just a ballpark -- it's filled with fun activities for the whole family, including a splash pad, playground and carousel. And along with the exciting games, there're plenty of promotions to keep things festive, with Margarita Mondays, postgame concerts, Friday night fireworks and a Sunday Funday pregame team autograph session, game of catch on Constellation Field and even a chance for the little ones to run the bases after the game.
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 7:05pm (vs. Road Warriors - $2 Beer/Soda)Friday, Jul 27, 2018 / 7:05pm (vs. York Revolution - Fireworks)Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 6:05pm (vs. York Revolution - Roger Creager Post-Game Concert)Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 / 6:05pm (vs. York Revolution - Pregame Autographs + Postgame Kids Run Bases)Monday, Jul 30, 2018 / 7:05pm (vs. York Revolution - Dollar Dogs and Margarita Monday)
Adam London is a comic magician with a unique trait -- the guy just loves ducks. In Laughternoon, a family-oriented show at The D, you'll get to experience the wit and whimsy of London's clever sleight-of-hand tricks and hilarious magic. Having perfected his craft at shows around the world, including the world-famous Magic Castle, London has taken residence in Las Vegas, ready to showcase his special brand of magic. Take a break from your Sin City travels and enjoy a hilarious Laughternoon!
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)Monday, Jul 23, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)
Dennis Quaid and The Sharks have been performing in front of thousands of people receiving rave reviews. He is not just another actor turned rock star -- he is a rock star. Dennis Quaid is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist. He performs many original plus classic hits such as "Spill the Wine," "Gloria" and many more. The band's origins can be traced to one night when Quaid went to see actor Harry Dean Stanton and his longtime band (appropriately named the Harry Dean Stanton Band) perform at an L.A. club. Quaid was invited to join the band onstage. At first reluctant because of his decade-long layoff from music, Quaid finally did perform with the band and was successful enough that James, also a member of Stanton's band, approached Quaid about starting a group of their own. James quickly began recruiting others for the band and it wasn't long before Dennis Quaid & the Sharks, which specializes in "rock 'n' roll and country-soul," was performing at L.A. clubs. The band even throws in a Jerry Lee Lewis song or two in the mix, such as "Great Balls of Fire," which Quaid has firsthand experience performing, having played "The Killer" in a 1989 biopic. Quaid said the shows are as much fun for those in attendance than they are for the band. "(The audiences) have a blast, which is all we want," he said. "I make a complete and utter fool of myself. I think that's the only way to have fun (onstage), instead of trying to pretend to be cool and all the rest of that stuff." Experience Dennis Quaid & The Sharks at The Rose in Pasadena.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
When a young fashion designer named Wes buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 2017, he finds himself transported to the UpStairs Lounge -- a vibrant '70s gay bar. As this forgotten community comes to life, Wes embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-exploration that spans two generations of queer history. The View UpStairs asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide all of us through an uncertain future. Be there when Circle Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Max Vernon's The View UpStairs at the Broadway at the Pride Arts Center.
From the ashes of her own breakup, Michelle Miracle created a stage where people tell true tales of their own heartbreaking moments. Three years later, Michelle and husband Nima Kharrazi host Breaker/Broken (Stories of the Heart) together, where every month, a different mix of actors, writers, comics, and storytellers open their wounds and let the audience in -- finding humor and healing along the way. Each show is a balanced mix of performers and topics -- from written essays about the loss of a life-long pet, to off-the-cuff, raw emotion about a break-up that happened yesterday. Explore the ups and downs of love at Open Space in Los Angeles.
A brash New Jersey detective visits a vibrant seaside town to investigate the disappearance of a teenager in the one-man mystery The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. Through interviews with a withdrawn teenage girl, her abrasive but warmhearted hairdresser mom, the British proprietor of a dance-and-drama school and at least half-a-dozen other distinct characters, the truth of Leonard's disappearance unfolds to a luminous conclusion. The New York Times raved the play "leave[s] you beaming with joy" and The New Yorker proclaimed it "a whodunit with a heart of gold." See it at 1st Stage Theater in Tysons.
This fast-paced, dynamic work about the world today and the dreams we have for the future is set in late-'90s Pittsburgh. The story centers on a successful entrepreneur who aspires to become the city's first black mayor. But when the past begins to catch up with him, secrets are revealed that could be his undoing. The most contemporary of all of August Wilson's work, Radio Golf is the final play in his unprecedented 10-play cycle chronicling African-American life in the 20th century -- a series that includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Fences and The Piano Lesson. Completed shortly after his death in 2005, this bittersweet drama of assimilation and alienation in '90s America traces the forces of change on a neighborhood and its people caught between history and the 21st century. Enjoy this New African Grove Theatre Company production of Radio Golf at College Park's South Fulton Arts Center.
Get up close to two of the most iconic landmarks in New York City during this three-and-a-half hour tour. You'll begin at Castle Clinton on the southernmost point on Manhattan, then step onto a ferry that will make its way to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. These tour are led by knowledgable New York City students attending top universities like Yale, UPenn and Fordham. On each island, you'll learn unique historical insights, along with present-day conspiracy theories. Annie Moore Tours was named for a young woman, just 17 years old, who was the very first immigrant to enter Ellis Island.
In (dis)Place[d], foolsFURY co-artistic director Debórah Eliezer cracks open the assumptions of her own identity through the story of her father, Edward Ben-Eliezer, an Iraqi Jew born in 1930, a member of the Zionist underground, a refugee, an Israeli spy and an immigrant to America. The story follows the little-known history and tenuous position of Arab Jews in Baghdad in the years leading up to, during and following World War II. As part of the FURY Factory Festival, the powerhouse solo performance combines story, movement, music, song, recordings and segments of Edward Ben-Eliezer's 2007 video interview with the National Holocaust Organization. Eliezer creates several different characters -- including her father at three different ages, her great grandmother, their Iraqi neighbors, historical figures and The Land itself -- when she takes the stage at The Flight Deck in Oakland.
AcousticaElectronica sets its tale in the world of art's past, resurrecting its most intriguing ghosts and planting them here -- in this new future. Join Dorian Gray, Carmen, Pierrot Lunaire, Odette the Swan and the conductor as they travel through time, struggling to discover who they were and what they are to become. Presented at Brooklyn's House of Yes, the show blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive theater with the infectious energy of a nightclub to bring you an evening you won't encounter anywhere else.
This VIP Silent Disco Party at the Ainsworth Midtown in New York is one wild night you'll never forget. Three DJs spinning Top 40, throwbacks and hip-hop for hundreds of partiers create a one-of-a-kind experience. When you arrive, you'll receive a pair of special wireless headphones and glow-in-the-dark gear. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ's with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you are listening to. It's super social; you're in control of the tunes and there's no loud music that you have to talk over.
Celebrate summer Boston style by participating in two of Beantown's biggest summer rituals: boating and barbecuing! On this two-hour Summer Barbecue and Beers Cruise through Boston Harbor, you and your friends can see landmarks like Fort Independence, the colorful foliage of Thompson's Island and America's oldest light house -- all while playing a few rounds of corn hole and refreshing yourself with some seasonal beers from the bar. And don't forget the barbecue, which includes smoked chicken breast, honey-glazed spare ribs, coleslaw, biscuits and roasted potatoes. This afternoon adventure aboard the Northern Lights Yacht is the perfect celebration of summer.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:45pm)Friday, Jul 27, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:45pm)Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:45pm)Friday, Aug 3, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:45pm)Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:45pm)Friday, Aug 10, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:45pm)Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:45pm)Friday, Aug 17, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)
Devin Henderson and Sarah Blantz are looking to spice up their comedy marriage by adding more people to the party. First, enjoy their openers as D&S showcase some of the best talent in the city, then watch this dynamic duo as they join another team on stage and improvise in their unique form and style. A night full of love, friendship and the occasional basement couch hook-up, Devin&Sarah always delivers a party worth attending at Chicago's Cornservatory.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 11:00pmFriday, Jul 27, 2018 / 11:00pmFriday, Aug 3, 2018 / 11:00pmFriday, Aug 10, 2018 / 11:00pmFriday, Aug 17, 2018 / 11:00pm
You'll be treated like a king or queen at this two-hour magical meal hosted by a royal wizard. Saucy serving wenches bring you hearty food, tempting beverages and cheeky banter while Merlin the Magician provides an evening of entertainment you won't soon forget. His mesmerizing magic feats range from sleight of hand to grand illusion, and he's a bit of a comedian as well. The Rib Trader Restaurant in Orange offers dinner with sides included in the ticket price, plus wine, beer and cocktails are available for purchase.
Two of the biggest names in European soccer gear up for the upcoming season with a tour around the United States as part of the International Champions Cup, which makes a stop at Soldier Field. Premier League powerhouse Manchester City FC, which features Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus, will square off against top-tier Bundesliga squad Borussia Dortmund, home to Christian Pusilic and Mario Gotze. Watch as some of the world's best soccer players hit the pitch in Chicago with international bragging rights on the line.
Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero portrays Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in The Originalist, offering you the opportunity to see his "lively performance" (Washington Post). When a bright, liberal Harvard Law School graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with the conservative Justice, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. How will their relationship affect one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation's highest court? Find out when John Strand's behind-the-bench play comes to New York's 59E59 Theaters.
A couple opens up a small roadside diner smack-dab in the middle of the California desert, where a forthcoming highway promises to bring plenty of Las Vegas-bound traffic -- and carloads of hungry patrons with it. But when the highway ends up getting built elsewhere, Wally, his wife and their only waitress can only watch as the decades roll by. A chance encounter takes them and the audience through 40 years of friendship, dreams, heartaches, romance and four decades of ordering up Wally Burgers, coffee and laughter. Called the "best comic explosion you'll see on Broadway this season" (New York Daily News) during its 1981 debut, this "wonderful, wacky" (Associated Press) three-character comedy now comes to Point Loma Playhouse.
Named the best show of its kind in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective now comes to Downtown Burbank's Hilton Garden Inn to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a delicious four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by the meal, which includes a salad, entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 6:00pm
Comedian, actor and writer Josh Wolf has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy today. From adding his quick-witted commentary on comedy round tables, to becoming a New York Times best-selling author, writing on hit television shows and headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation, Wolf has proved time and time again he is one of the most dynamic and multi-faceted comedians in the entertainment business. Wolf has written for sitcoms such as Yes, Dear and Cuts and has appeared on TV shows like Last Comic Standing and Chelsea Lately. In March 2013, his latest book, It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Unprepared Single Dad was released. Funny and brutally honest, the book details Wolf's adventures as a struggling stand-up comedian, while juggling being a single parent in Los Angeles.
Talk show host Becky Harlowe is filming an episode of Becky's Time live. And you're lucky enough to be in the studio audience as she crashes and burns. Applaud, smile, dance and speak only when spoken to as your host Becky presides with the hard-hitting, serious questions only a daytime TV host can ask. With the best of intentions and the worst of exclusionary feminism, White Feminist is Megyn Kelly without the cue cards, Taylor Swift without the appropriated beats and Lena Dunham without the half-hearted apologies. Lee Minora stars in this one-woman comedy at San Francisco's Z Below, running as part of the FURY Factory Festival.
Break away from the everyday and embark on a family adventure like no other! Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course for kids ages 5-16 and their parents, with 13-15 fun and challenging obstacles, plus lots of running, jumping, climbing and mud! And the best part is it's an adventure for the whole family, and parents run for free! Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge's mission is to inspire and challenge kids, and forge family bonds, through obstacles and adventure. Prepare to brave your adventure at the beautiful Sherwood Forest Equestrian Center.
One of YouTube's biggest breakout comedy stars, "thinking man's comic" Steve Hofstetter brings his latest no-holds-barred stand-up show to Club Infuzion in Richmond. His new show, dubbed The Your Tour, features some of his most unfiltered, hilarious and very adult observations about virtually anything and everything under the sun. Along with his popular YouTube videos -- now up to 75 million views -- Hofstetter's performed on TV, with sets on The Late Late Show and Comics Unleashed, headlined at some of the country's top comedy clubs and brings his act to your city by popular request.
From Sarah Treem -- the creator and showrunner of Showtime's The Affair -- comes the powerful stage play, When We Were Young and Unafraid. This intriguing show keeps secrets, tests perceptions and challenges not only 1970s conventions but contemporary ones as well. In the early '70s, before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act, Agnes has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where victims of domestic violence can seek refuge. But to Agnes's dismay, her latest runaway is beginning to influence Agnes's college-bound daughter. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder outside of Agnes's tiny world, she's forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she's spent her life trying to help. Enjoy When We Were Young and Unafraid at West Hollywood's Marilyn Monroe Theatre.
Forget the perfectly coiffed anchors on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News -- the talented cast of Whirled News Tonight has downed some Red Bulls, gotten the basic gist of the world's top stories via their Twitter feed and feeling totally ready to riff on some of the biggest (and just plain ol' WTF-iest) current events of the day. Featuring hilarious members of iO Chicago, the cast of Whirled News Tonight: Late Edition takes news items and interesting articles tweeted to them by audience members and uses them as the basis of totally hilarious (and totally improvised) scenes and sketches.
Ever wish you could bust a move to the beat of your fave jam while walking down the street, but don't because of all the strangers staring? Well, now's your chance to dance, jump, run and act out your Footloose fantasies in the nooks and crannies of New York City with a group of like-minded music lovers and adventure seekers at What the Float. This new mobile take on the "quiet clubbing" craze will equip you witha portable DJ inside specialty earphones and a tour guide to move you through public and private spots around town that you and your band of merry new friends will transform into spontaneous dance clubs. So put on some comfy shoes, come early to fuel your liquid courage at the Bierstrasse Harlem Beer Garden and own your city -- and body -- like you never have before.
Come out and enjoy a fun Arcadia Americana Festival with BBQ, raffles, bubbles, bingo with prizes, games, and crafts for children, at Arcadia Performing Arts Center. The 7:00pm concert features Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm's famous Krazy Kirk & The Hillbillies, who play favorite songs from Beatles, Elvis Presley, and even Bruce Springsteen in a comedic bluegrass style with many jokes and laughter.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 5:00pm (Outdoor Concert at 7:00pm)
Five former sorority sisters -- who once ran marked across a golf course, ate a lot of greasy fried chicken, survived multiple sorority scandals and somehow graduated from college -- reunite to pan the first LGBT prom for local high school students in the Deep South. Let the laughter and tears begin at Queensbury Theatre in Houston.
For more than a decade, the performers of Red Hots Burlesque have been bumping and grinding their way across the best stages in New York and San Francisco. Now the United States' longest-running queer burlesque show's moving their popular Friday night extravaganza to the Stud, San Francisco's oldest gay bar! Voted San Francisco's hottest happy hour by SF Weekly, Red Hots features burlesque's signature striptease numbers, along with comedy, drag, live music, death-defying aerials, acrobatics and more. This all-inclusive troupe boasts talent from every gender, size, cultural background and performance style, and with a rotating roster of international performers, you're guaranteed to see an all-new show each and every time.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jul 27, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 3, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 10, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 17, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 24, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Sep 7, 2018 / 8:00pm
The Laramie Project takes place in the year 2000, two years after the murder of Matthew Shepard, the gay 21-year-old student of the University of Wyoming. In this story, you will meet several of the Laramie residents and witness the various reactions to this tragedy. You will also meet members of the Tectonic Theater Project, who helped write and originally stage this play, alongside playwright Moises Kaufman. This show can be experienced at Oxnard's Elite Theatre.
Join a Latin dance workshop catered to your level, letting you learn salsa and bachata at a pace and in the environment right for you. Light snacks are provided to keep you energized at Ardmore Dance Studio in Rutherford.
Ready yet? Get set, it's DRINK! Return of the '90s! Grab your booze of choice and lace up those moon boots as we look back at the most totally awesome decade ever! Come along as the gang checks up on the Rugrats after they've all grow'd up, hang out with the Friends crew, watch Tommy Oliver assemble a new team of Power Rangers and plenty more! Bring your own booze to this event in Chicago, which features original sketches by Corn Productions' team of tanked up writers with a new drinking game for every sketch. This veteran cast, aided by the illuminated "DRINK!" sign, will guide audiences through the drinking games and evening.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 11:00pm
Corn Productions announces DRINK! The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game: Return of the '90s at Cornservatory in Chicago. Grab your booze of choice and lace up those moon boots as we look back at the most totally awesome decade ever! Come along with us as we check up on the Rugrats after they've all grow'd up, hang out with the Friends crew, watch Tommy Oliver assemble a new team of Power Rangers, and much, much more! So put on a few ring pops, bring your favorite Backstreet Boys (or *NSYNC) shirt, and enjoy a magical night of pure '90s nostalgia! Return of the '90s features intoxicating, original sketches by Corn Productions' team of tanked-up writers, with a new drinking game for every sketch. This veteran cast, aided by our illuminated "DRINK!" sign, will guide audiences through the drinking games and evening.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 11:00pm
Before We're Gone is the story of a Pulitzer-winning playwright, screenwriter and outspoken political activist who has disappeared from her high-profile life in New York, Hollywood and the tabloids to hide under an assumed name in a secluded seaside motel in Santa Barbara, Calif. She's surprised by an unexpected visit from a man with whom she had a brief relationship 25 years earlier, when she was 36 and at the height of her Broadway fame. He was naive, 20, and studying to be a Catholic priest. They met during the 1950's in Reno's famous art deco Mapes Hotel, where she was staying for her six-weeks divorce, and he was working in the hotel while on sabbatical from the Franciscan Order, struggling to resolve doubts about the priesthood and himself. Over the last 25 years, they have not seen each other nor spoken. The play stars Leenya Rideout, whose Broadway credits include War Horse, Company, Cabaret and Cyrano de Bergerac. Also starring is John Zdrojeski, who has appeared in numerous regional productions. See this new play by Jerry Small at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre in New York City.
With friends like these, who needs enemies? Join Mr. Boddee and his guests to celebrate the old man's birthday, and watch as a delicious murder mystery unfolds throughout the evening. You'll enjoy a three-course meal served up with a side of laughs at the Orange Tree Golf Club in Scottsdale. A host of familiar names from the beloved board game Clue are on the guest list, including the gold-digging Miss Scarlett, the eccentric Professor Plum, the aging Col. Mustard, the ill-tempered Mr. Green, the stern and conceited Mrs. Peacock, and poor, misunderstood Mrs. White. It'll be up to you and your fellow audience members to figure out whodunit.
How far is heaven? This summer, it just might be the distance between you and Ojai's most enchanting outdoor amphitheater, Libbey Bowl. That's where the Grammy-winning Los Lonely Boys are bringing a nighttime concert packed with their unique brand of Texican rock 'n' roll, which they first introduced to the world on their No. 1 hit "Heaven." Made up of three brothers, Los Lonely Boys draw on their Tejano roots to create a special blend of sweet harmonies, infectious rhythms and great guitar hooks. The resulting sound shows influences that include musical luminaries as varied as the Beatles, Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana and Stevie Ray Vaughan. With more than three million albums sold, Los Lonely Boys have toured with the likes of the Rolling Stones and Los Lobos. Now you can catch the trio live when they hit Libbey Bowl.
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
On a quest to make the world its playground -- one surface at a time -- Cirque du Soleil tackles its boldest terrain yet: ice. Glide into the BB&T Center in Sunrise and discover the surreal world of Cirque du Soleil Crystal, the company's first production atop the glistening realm of frozen water. Watch in wonder as world-class ice skaters and acrobats challenge the laws of gravity, executing one electrifying moment after another as they tell the exhilarating story of a woman's journey toward confidence, liberation and empowerment. Make sure you're there as this spectacularly innovative company shatters the icy facade of reality to reach the sparkling world of possibility beneath.
The San Francisco Neo-Futurists are thrilled to present The Infinite Wrench, as part of an ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences, including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater. The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays that'll never ask you to suspend your disbelief. Join the cast at PianoFight , where they test, experiment and create an ever-evolving show to contain the irrepressible, the honest, the WTF and the new.
There is a buzz of excitement in the air when you enter at the Gum Wall. People are lined up at the concession (where you smell the fresh buttered popcorn) and over at the bar they are serving icy, inexpensive drinks. Everyone is here to laugh. As you enter the theater, you feel the beat of the music. BAM! This is Theatresports. This is Seattle's best weekly, high-stakes, competitive improv tournament. Based on audience suggestion, two teams of improvisers rumble, competing with exciting fast-paced segments improv games, stories, scenes, and a few songs. Boo the judges as they award points to each team. At the end of the night, a team is declared a winner, the person with the best audience suggestion walks out with a prize and you walk out with new memories.
Pericles is the somewhat improbable tale of Prince Pericles and his many adventures. Along the way he finds a wife, then loses a wife; has a daughter, then loses a daughter. Luckily he manages to find them both in this tale full of twists and turns that has it all -- comedy, romance, and adventure. Directed by Lesley Currier, the Marin Shakespeare Company's Pericles stars Dameion Brown and takes place at the beautiful Forest Meadows Amphitheatre in the open air. Join Pericles as he journeys to strange shores full of hilarious trials and tribulations as well as love and eventually, wisdom.
Chart-topping Australian rockers the Little River Band bring their high-energy guitar (and keytar) harmonies and stirring vocals to the Libbey Bowl in Ojai. With unforgettable tracks such as "Reminiscing," "Lady," "Lonesome Loser" and "It's a Long Way There," they were one of the biggest hit-making groups of the '70s and '80s, churning out more than a dozen Top 40 songs on the U.S. charts alone, and selling more than 30 million albums worldwide. Now, more than four decades into an incredible career, Little River Band show no signs of slowing, infusing pop classics with dynamic new arrangements that will take your breath away at this concert under the stars.
Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
If there's a big Broadway anniversary to be celebrated, Feinstein's/54 Below is where the party starts. Their series Musicals in Concert gathers top New York talent to pay tribute to the greatest shows of the Great White Way. Enjoy salutes to West Side Story, My Favorite Year, No Way to Treat a Lady, cast reunions from the musicals Lennon, Tamar of the River and more.
Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (Pump Boys & Dinettes Reunion Concert)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 9:30pm (Pump Boys & Dinettes Reunion Concert)Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 / 7:00pm (54 Sings As Thousands Cheer)
The Raw Materials series portion of the FURY Factory Festival showcases works-in-progress. It provides a way for ensembles who produce devised work the opportunity to gain critical feedback through performance and audience engagement. Come see adventurous new works of theater at the point of their creation when Program C of Raw Materials comes to the stage of San Francisco's NOHspace at the Project Artaud.
Princesses Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel, Tiana, Moana, Elsa and Anna will entertain their royal court -- that's you and your little ones -- by singing their iconic songs and leading a sing-a-long of fan favorites. Dress your kids in their favorite princess attire and glide into this magical, family-friendly event at the Purple Box Theater in Friendswood. Plus, you can meet the princesses on stage after the show and get an autograph from your favorite.
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle at the beautiful Boston Opera House. It's an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Hailed by USA Today as "Pure Genie-Us," Aladdin features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), this "Fabulous" and "Extravagant" (The New York Times) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins), Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots), and Natasha Katz (An American in Paris). See why audiences and critics agree, Aladdin is "Exactly What You Wish For!" (NBC-TV).
Winners of the 2011 Independent Music Awards for Best Live Performance, Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution stir togther roots rock, retro soul, New Orleans jazz-funk and secular gospel into a feel-good gumbo, served up by the tightest of 10-piece ensembles, including a horn section. Claim your stake in the BroJo Nation on this Rocks Off concert cruise of New York Harbor, with cash bars on board, as well as food available for purchase.
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:30pm)
If you like the long-running TV improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? then you'll love ComedySportz, a fun, fast-paced live comedy show that's great for the whole family. Watch two teams battle for laughs -- and points -- as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. Full of off-the-cuff humor and unpredictable moments, it's never the same show twice at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The longest-running stage show in Los Angeles, ComedySportz has been turning great improv into hilarious sport for more than 25 years.
Stay up late with The Second City as they bring you their latest and greatest with After Hours, a late-night improv show. It's interactive. It's hyperactive. It's the most fun you can have past bedtime. Come see an entirely improvised, entirely ridiculous 60 minutes that'll leave you with a full-fledged comedy hangover at Chicago's UP Comedy Club.
It's time to take this week's sensational news stories and put them to good use: comedy. At SF Tonight, you'll be provided with newspapers, magazines and scissors, or you can bring your favorite stories from the week's news -- hard-hitting journalism (is there still such a thing?) or the latest popular thread on Facebook -- and the talented improvisers at EndGames Improv will turn those stories into a one-of-a-kind show that may not exactly be educational, but will definitely be entertaining. You might even be surprised by a special guest. So don't let the news get you down. Spend your Saturday night with the cast of SF Tonight at Stage Werx in San Francisco.
Magic Male XXL is the first live stage production to bring the phenomenon of Magic Mike, Fifty Shades of Grey and others to life with a high-energy and breathtaking experience unlike any other. These attractive and physically fit gentlemen show off their sexy dance moves, wow the audience with their choreographed routines, stage presence and steamy showmanship. The show combines a wonderful blend of music, an exquisite light show and animated theatrics for a fast-paced performance that meets every lady's desire. Don't miss Magic Male XXL at the Hillbilly Holler in Tuskahoma.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 brothers and the coat of many colors. Revised and remounted from the award-winning Mercury Theatre Company staging in 2010, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set on an MGM soundstage in the Golden Age of cinema. Cecil B. Demille's latest epic Joseph is fixed to star a newcomer who is destined to change cinema's black and white world through his technicolor dreams. All of the iconic characters that made headlines through the 1920's and 1930's: Rudolph Valentino, W. C. Fields, Mae West, The Little Rascals, Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers are all on hand to playfully spin this Old Testament tale. Experience Joseph in South Euclid at Notre Dame College.
Jenny Lewis is no stranger to stardom. As a child actress, she starred in TV and movies, including The Wizard and Troop Beverly Hills. But as she grew up, music became her true passion and she formed a band, Rilo Kiley, that quickly became an indie sensation. Now she's moved on to a solo career and her country-tinged folk rock has established her as a major talent. She'll strut her stuff live at the Metropolitan Theater in Morgantown.
Treat yourself to an elegant evening aboard a Hudson's cruise, sipping from unlimited champagne during boarding, listening to music, enjoying dinner with an optional open bar and marveling at the sparkling sunset and nighttime views of the world's most famous skyline. Departing from Hudson's at Pier 81 on the west side of Manhattan, this two-hour sail invites you to relax and soak up sights like the Statue of Liberty from one of the yacht's three levels, including an outdoor top deck, before settling in for a meal prepared fresh on board from locally sourced ingredients. During the hour of boarding you will receive unlimited champagne and small bites as you wait to depart. After dinner, take a turn on the dance floor or watch the city lights pass by, and once back at the dock, feel free to stay aboard to enjoy the atmosphere awhile longer before returning to the real world.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Friday, Jul 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)
Laugh at a mix of longtime favorites and up-and-coming comedians at #HellaFunny, San Francisco's hilarious traveling comedy show. #HellaFunny began at the legendary Purple Onion club in 2010 in the North Beach neighborhood, and now carries the fun to venues all over the Bay Area. For this show, Viceland's Stroy Moyd takes the stage at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco. The three-time winner of the Laugh Factory Hollywood's Fresh Faces Comedy Competition has opened for hotshots like Dave Chapelle, Hannibal Buress and others that have also cracked a couple jokes at this venue themselves.
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Aug 22, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 23, 2018 / 8:00pm
Sweet Treats Productions presents Gospel Brunch Fest at Atlanta's Gill Gallery. Join us for a exhilarating afternoon of gospel soul, delicious down home cooking and Sunday-funday cocktails. Guests will enjoy a delicious Southern-style meal catered by Ray's Smoked Meats which includes succulent smoked meats, macaroni-n-cheese, baked beans, potato salad, corn on the cob and a tantalizing dessert and beverage, along with live entertainment and a vendor's market. Musicians David Williams, Karen Talley and Robert Green will entertain you and take you on a soul stirring journey that will leave you dancing in the aisles.
Fudge is an evening of comedy and music brought to you by the independent improv team Fudge. Comprised of Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci and Dan White, Fudge's goal has always been to exist at the intersection of creative disciplines. Every show's unique atmosphere is directly influenced by that night's musical and comedic performances, which either compliment or juxtapose one another. Half concert, half comedy show, Fudge is a wholly unique experience unlike any other comedy show in Chicago.
Human Nature, Australia's top-selling pop vocal group and Las Vegas headliners, effortlessly blends retro cool with contemporary sounds to bring you the ultimate jukebox party. Mixing pop classics with doo-wop, Motown, soul standards and more, Jukebox is a playlist of the greatest vocal hits of all time. Anticipate everything from "Under the Boardwalk" to "Uptown Funk," at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.
Whether its glittery disco jams or soaring love songs, you can be sure to sing along to your favorite tunes when Eclectic Ensembles makes its way to Feinstein's /54 Below in New York City. This series showcases a colorful variety of musical styles performed by talented artists, including Broadway stars and tribute bands.
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 7:00pm (Once On This Island Sings Ahrens & Flaherty)Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 9:30pm (Once On This Island Sings Ahrens & Flaherty)Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 / 9:30pm (*CARDED By TheatreWorksUSA)
If you like the TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? then you'll love ComedySportz Houston, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family, now running at the CSz Arena. See two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. With the help of a referee, the audience will generate suggestions for improv games and determine the winner. Fast, fun and interactive, no two shows are alike.
In this ferocious, hilarious psychological thriller, a group of corporate consultants are let into a conference room, given a cryptic and ominous list of ground rules and parameters, and told they have 90 minutes to present their ideas for a top-secret project. As they set to work brainstorming, the consultants begin to piece together what they aren't being told and realize the project they're working on will have morally dubious results. The line between right and wrong gets blurrier with every twist and revelation in the award-winning play Ideation at The Gremlin Theatre in Saint Paul.
Enjoy spectacular views of the architecture of Boston and Cambridge from the serene waters of the Charles River, Boston Harbor and the Charles River Locks. From a panoramic-windowed boat, the Charles Riverboat Company will show you beautiful landmarks including the Hancock Tower, the Marriott Custom House, the Prudential Building, the Old North Church, Longfellow Bridge and the Back Bay, in addition to cutting-edge contemporary structures. This informative 90-minute tour is narrated by a knowledgable Boston By Foot guide and co-sponsored by BSA Space, a center for architecture and design.
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 2:30pm (Boarding Begins at 2:15pm)
Eagle Vision Production presents Love Is All It Takes Family Reunion, a fundraising event featuring improv, BBQ, games and contests, at Terrell Mill Park. Enjoy this family fun day in the community of Marietta. This family gathering event also features a meet-and-greet with the cast of the gospel stage play Love Is All It Takes.
What You Can and Cannot Say During Interracial Sex! delves into the real-life story of husband-and-wife comedy duo Epstein and Hassan. The outspoken couple is known throughout the comedy and theater scenes for their hilarious, razor-sharp insights on topics others would consider taboo. This provocative show explores the couple's 31-year marriage, during which they've grappled with issues of race, sex, money and spirituality in their own unique way. Be there as the pair puts politeness on the shelf and gets down to brass tacks at New York's Alchemical Theatre Laboratory.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 7:30pm
Lots of comics appear on Conan, but only one showed up in a full tuxedo backed by a pianist playing a 12-foot-long mirrored piano -- that would be, of course, the incomparable Rory Scovel. The talented comedian with a sublime sense of the absurd just released a Netflix stand-up special and recently appeared alongside Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in the movie The House. A regular TV guest star, Scovel has acted on shows like Modern Family and Undateable. But it's in his hilarious stream of consciousness stand-up where he really shines, whether he's opening for comedy stars like Daniel Tosh and Nick Swardson, or headlining at clubs across the country. Now you can catch the hilariously off-the-wall comedy of Rory Scovel live at the Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre.
The Mission might be San Francisco's oldest neighbourhood, but this district has turned into one of the trendiest parts of the city. Starting from Dynamo Donut and Coffee, you'll walk among the hippest locals in town on this San Francisco food tour that combines artisanal eats with some of the most beautiful murals and legendary street art in the city. Sample artisan donuts, Mexican pastries, tasty pies and other delicious local snacks while meeting the locals and learning the neighborhood's history from an expert local guide.
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you! The event starts out at DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Hotel Virginia Beach with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. Everyone gets a commemorative mug, and the top sleuth wins a prize package -- and some serious bragging rights -- at the end of the evening.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 6:00pm
Mark Toland knows what you're thinking. He can tell you your birthday, where you grew up, and what you did last summer. To him, you're mind's an open book. Toland has appeared everywhere from NBC to NPR to his own TED Talk. And now you can find out why The Chicago Tribune says "Mark Toland is mind blowing!" when the mentalist takes over Greenhouse Theater Center. For 75 minutes, he will amaze you with psychological illusions and mysteries of the mind. The audience is the cast, your thoughts are his props and your mind is his stage.
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jul 25, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Aug 1, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Aug 8, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Aug 15, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Aug 22, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Aug 29, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Sep 5, 2018 / 8:00pm
You'll not only be treated to a full brunch on this weekend cruise aboard the elegant Northern Lights yacht, but you'll also enjoy a narrated tour of the sights. On this 2.5-hour excursion around Boston Harbor, soak up panoramic views while indulging in a three-course brunch menu filled with savory and sweet treats, including waffles, bagels, bacon, a Greek egg scramble, freshly baked cookies and more. The meal comes with your ticket, and cocktails will be available for purchase, including the Northern Lights Mimosa featuring St. Germain, orange juice and bubbles. You'll also see and hear about historic sites like the harbor islands, Independence Fort, Bunker Hill Monument, Old North Church, the USS Constitution and more -- not to mention that famous Boston skyline.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)Sunday, Aug 5, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)
Inspired by encounters with refugees, Borders is an urgent, moving and occasionally hilarious commentary on one of the great crises of our time. Through two alternating monologues, Borders tells the stories of a British press photographer and a Syrian graffiti artist whose paths cross in tragic circumstances. Written by the multi-award winning Englishman Henry Naylor, (whom the London Times described as "one of our best new playwrights") the show was one of the biggest hits of the Edinburgh Festival. Boldly directed by Louise Skaaning and Michael Cabot, it's fast-paced, stripped-back theater that conveys a huge and epic story using just two superlative actors, simple lighting and a couple of stools. See Naylor's piercing two-person drama at New York Theatre Workshop's Fourth Street Theatre.
Whether you're looking for an awesome bachelorette party or just a fun girls' night out, 50 Shades of Men will make it a night to remember. Featuring past members of Chippendales with chiseled bodies to match, the male revue includes tasteful yet disarming routines designed specifically to satisfy every female fantasy. The perfect combination of music, dance moves and sensual theatrics won't leave a slow heart rate in the room at Wynwood Cafe & Lounge in Miami.
The Blade of Jealousy is a madcap comedy of disguise and deception in modern-day Los Angeles. Written by Henry Ong (inspired by a Spanish play by Tirso de Molina, La Celosa de si Misma (Jealous of Herself), The Blade of Jealousy comes to Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jul 29, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Aug 5, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Aug 12, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Aug 19, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Aug 26, 2018 / 7:00pm
C.R.E.A.M (Comedy Rules Everything Around Me) presents Straight Up Comedy with Em Brown (TruTV, TBS, Just for Laughs). Enjoy an evening of comedy featuring the best comedians from Chicago and beyond at The Revival.
A college professor meets with one of his female students in his office for a routine conference about his class. Distracted and pompous with the student, he's later accused of sexual harassment in the meeting, which threatens his pending tenure and his life as a professor. The efforts to prevent that from occurring soon take a dangerous and violent turn. A seething investigation of political correctness in a time when the nation's morality has been tested by increased incidents of sexual harassment, David Mamet's Oleanna comes to 14 Pews in Houston.
Take a tour through San Francisco's history with one of its most colorful characters. Emperor Norton was a prominent businessman who lost it all on a bad investment. He responded to his failure by declaring himself "Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico." Rather than dismissing him, San Francisco embraced him, treating him as royalty and accepting his self-created currency. Tour guide Joseph Amster incorporates his journalistic and acting talents to provide a one-of-a-kind tour, taking on the persona of Emperor Norton and introducing you to the history of the city's most unique and interesting sites through the eyes of this larger-than-life unofficial city mascot.
Experience some of your favorite movies in an entirely new way as Uptown Underground presents its Movies: LIVE! series. These cinematic classics will be acted out as a live parody, read directly from adapted scripts with minimal props and costumes. Iconic scenes are reimagined and delivered in creative ways, and you'll be able to join along and recite famous lines, re-enact unforgettable scenes and sing memorable songs. Come as you are or dress like your favorite character. Enjoy popcorn and a movie-themed cocktail while you watch your favorite flick come to life and in living color at Uptown Underground.
Monday, Jul 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Ghost Buster's: Men vs Women)Monday, Aug 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Robin Hood: Men in Tights)Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Mean Girls)
With Infinite Resistance, the San Francisco Neo-Futurists present 30 short plays interrogating, lampooning and wrestling with contemporary politics, national and local. As part of the FURY Factory Festival, they'll present plays that rage at injustice, celebrate the struggle and champion community. You'll see plays about immigration policy, micro-aggressions, self-care, gun control, queer politics and more. Written and performed by the ensemble, these two-minute plays offer both difficult truths and uncontainable joy at The Flight Deck in Oakland.
You can still savor the good things in life, no matter what kind of food allergy or sensitivity you might be stuck with. The Worcester Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo widens your eyes to a whole new world of sweet, savory and safe foods with samples, classes, coupons and more. Over 100 brands will be exhibiting treats and discounts to make your grocery shopping easier, and educational panels will teach you a thing or two on how to live gluten-free. Your favorite brands, restaurants, authors and bloggers will be around for a meet-and-greet, as well as a chance to get some seriously helpful advice about your allergies. Walk out of the DCU Center with a complimentary reusable tote bag to lug all those goodies, too.
An improv comedy show is spontaneous, entertaining and hilarious -- and it all starts with just a single word. The expert improvisers at National Comedy Theatre Phoenix start every show by asking the audience to shout out suggestions for a word that they can use as a starting point for the show's improvisations. From there, nobody, including the performers on stage, knows what will happen next. No two shows are ever alike -- but you can count on them to be fast-paced, family-friendly and totally unpredictable.
Alma Afrobeat Ensemble is Spain's most accomplished and well-travelled Afrobeat band. They're embarking on their third U.S. tour this summer and making a stop at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. The band's original compositions feature unique instrumentation that's rarely heard on Afrobeat recordings -- from bassoon to dobro, banjo to pedal steel. Their new album invokes not only the socio-political legacy of Fela Kuti and Antibalas, but also the sonic legacy of Tony Allen, King Sunny Adé, Ben Harper and others.
A one-woman show filled with big laughs, the BreakOut 2 Comedy Show stars SmokeyB, a rising comic who has traveled the country making people laugh. A show filled with pure laughter, excitement, a little spice and a whole lot of risk, SmokeyB brings the total package to the Mark Squared Studios in Tucker.
One of YouTube's biggest breakout comedy stars, "thinking man's comic" Steve Hofstetter brings his latest no-holds-barred stand-up show to Raleigh's Goodnights Comedy Club. His new show, dubbed The Your Tour, features some of his most unfiltered, hilarious and very adult observations about virtually anything and everything under the sun. Along with his popular YouTube videos -- now up to 75 million views -- Hofstetter's performed on TV, with sets on The Late Late Show and Comics Unleashed, headlined at some of the country's top comedy clubs and brings his act to your city by popular request.
A decidedly different type of theatrical experience, Market Ghost Stories is a ghostly adventure through the Pike Place Market. On this 75-minute excursion, your guide leads you through the Market's unusual arcades and alleys while sharing the often-overlooked darker history of Seattle. The ghost stories behind each building and landmark will cause you to see Seattle's No. 1 tourist destination in an entirely new way. Within the Market, there are the remnants of several graveyards, a former brothel that still stands with its original sign, the nation's first mortuary and stories on every corner. Led by members of Unexpected Productions Improv, Market Ghost Stories is the evolution of the original Market Ghost Tour. Who better to share these ghastly tales than an improv company that's been weaving stories for 35 years?!
From the beating drums to the splashing paint to the sensory surprises at every turn, the Blue Man Group experience is wildly intense and totally unique. The show combines comedy, music and technology -- but no words -- to create a pulsing rhythm that unites people of all ages, languages and cultures in a spirit of joy. Reviewers describe it as "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny" -- and audiences often come away speechless, with huge smiles on their faces. An international sensation, the Blue Man Group has made themselves a longtime home at Boston's Charles Playhouse, nestled in the heart of the Theater District, just steps from Boston Common.
Borislaw Bilash may be a mad scientist, but you and your family will be plenty happy when he takes you on this zany tour through the world of science. Over the course of this 75-minute show at The Playroom Theater in Manhattan, you'll see a candle that moves water, a fire-less firefly and weaponized sugar, just to name a few of his unbelievable stunts. But these spectacular feats aren't magic tricks -- they're just science in all its glory. After this mad scientist is done with you, you'll never look at the natural world the same way again!
CRE Outreach presents the world premiere of Marching On, an original play written by and starring eight military veterans from Veterans Empowerment Theatre. This artistic journey brings their personal stories to life from boot camp to returning home, and highlights the difficulty of transitioning back into society. For one veteran, her transition unlocks memories that have been hidden away for years. Another feels rejected because of the color of his skin while others realize that above all, family matters most. Though alone in their stories, these heroes come together as a unit as they search for the strength to keep marching on. See it at The Blue Door in Culver City.
The Boston Comedy Festival and the Hard Rock Cafe are joining forces to do a summer series of Boston's Best Comedy each Saturday this summer starting July 14th. Boston has a world-renowned comedy scene and this summer, the Hard Rock will be ground zero for laughter. For people coming to town this summer, they can walk the freedom trail or go to Faneuil Hall to enjoy a world-class comedy show with comedians they may have seen on Comedy Central, Netflix, HBO or headlining clubs and colleges all over the world. Boston Comedy Festival founder Jim McCue will kick off summer with a killer lineup.
Las Vegas Seance offers an entertaining exposé of the tricks of fraudulent mediums of a bygone era ... followed by a genuine seance with celebrity spirits. Walk into a dimly-lit room in the mystifying Majestik Theatre. Candles are lit and a Ouija board is set up to help you cross the realm from one world to the next. Will you make contact? Can you find the answer to secrets from the other side? Find out at Royal Resort Hotel.
The Broadway canon is brimming with memorable tunes, and you can hear all your favorites and more when Scott Siegel's 54 Sings Broadway's Greatest Hit Songs concert returns to New York's 54 Below. If you skip through cast albums just to hear the very best songs in each show, this is the cabaret event for you. And the best part is, tunes will be sung by an ensemble cast of the Great White Way's brightest stars -- who can truly belt them out the way they were meant to be heard. Siegel, creator of Town Hall's critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series, produces, directs and hosts this special evening of song.
#//EMBEDDED//# is a one-person multimedia piece of devised theater that examines the condition of a trapped virtual identity through the lens of a cyber celebrity stuck within the regulating algorithms of a social media platform, inside a broadcasting room floating somewhere in the inter-webs of cyber space and time. Or maybe it's just about a basement-dwelling computer nerd who creates a super-cool virtual identity that keeps him from making real human connections because he can't disconnect. Film projection, GIF animation, Prezi presentation, physical theater and polyester pants are all included in Pratik Motwani's production, which comes to San Francisco's NOHspace at the Project Artaud as part of the FURY Factory Festival.
Two iconic bands join forces. Counting Crows rose to prominence in 1994 with the release of their hit "Mr. Jones," highlighted by lead singer Adam Duritz's expressive vocals. The band's addictive melodies have spawned hits like "Round Here," "A Long December" and "Hanginaround," as well as the Oscar-nominated "Accidentally in Love" from Shrek 2. They're also known for reinventing songs and giving new life to covers as part of their legendary live performances. In the mid-'90s, Live became one of the biggest alternative rock bands in America, selling 8 million copies of Throwing Copper and reaching the top 5 of the Billboard alternative charts with "Lightning Crashes," "Selling the Drama," "Lakini's Juice," "Turn My Head," "All Over You" and "The Dolphin's Cry." Iconic singer Ed Kowalczyk left the band for a bit, but rejoined the original lineup in 2017. Don't miss the bands on tour when they come to Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion at The Woodlands.
For 20 years, Julian Stefoni has been partying like it's 1999. As the lead singer of Erotic City, Stefoni delivers one of the most sublime -- and now one of the most poignant -- tributes to the late Prince on the planet. The band's high-energy show doesn't stint on the high heels, lace pants, crushed velvet and all the electric sexiness associated with "His Purple Majesty." Now Erotic City comes to The Rose in Pasadena to perform classics like "When Doves Cry," "Little Red Corvette," "I Wanna Be Your Lover" and "Purple Rain."
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Cobb's Comedy Allstars offers a stellar night of stand-up with some of the club's most reliably hilarious comedians. Known for developing some of the country's top performers -- including stars like Robin Williams and Margaret Cho -- Cobb's is the premier comedy club in the Bay Area, and this is a great chance to see the stars of today and tomorrow. You'll see performers who have been seen on the Tonight Show, Letterman, Conan, HBO, Comedy Central, and more, plus local, regional and national favorites.
Anton's Well Theater Company presents a rare local production of 4.48 Psychosis, Sarah Kane's searing examination of depression, featuring actors Anastasia Barron, Jody Christian and Adrian Deane. The New York Times found the play "breathtakingly beautiful" and felt Kane's language "creates the most persuasive and authentic portrait of what it means to be terminally depressed." Watch the story unfold at Temescal Arts Center in Oakland.
House of Blues Las Vegas hosts a night of fist-pumping, hair-whipping and guitar-shredding, as ultimate thrash metal tribute band Clash of the Titans comes screaming onto the stage. Not content to pay homage to just one legendary metal act, the group professes to be the only tribute band on the planet that cranks out authentic covers of songs by "The Big 4" -- Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. Clash of the Titans is well-versed in the hard-rocking hits of all of those pioneering acts and bring their own adrenaline-soaked skills to each cover, from "Trust" to "Enter Sandman" to "Angel of Death" and beyond.
After two wonderfully successful years, Un-Scripted Theater Company is proud to present the third annual West Coast Musical Improv Festival! The Bay Area will be host to 13 of the best musical improv acts from around the country. Among others, we'll be featuring national acts like hip-hop troupe A Tribe Called Yes (Seattle), improv karaoke band Surprise Inside (L.A.), post-apocalyptic Dystopia! The Musical! (Seattle), and a cappella improvisors Pitch, Please (L.A.). We'll also feature San Francisco-based favorites like Anthony Veneziale and Vivek Venugopal in American Immigrants, improvised opera with Operavised, 1940s jazz players All That Jazz!, and -- for the very first time -- a musical version of the acclaimed show Speechless! In addition to exciting shows, the West Coast Musical Improv Festival will be holding musical improv workshops for performers and enthusiasts at all levels, in a variety of genres, from extreme beginner to seasoned pro.
DC Nitelife's Family & Friends Music Festival is ready to rock the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville with a lineup of great bands, DJs and even stand-up comics, and this year, they're adding a car-show competition, featuring antique, classic, muscle, import, convertible and racing automobiles and motorcycles. Keep the young ones entertained with kids' activities, shop a wide variety of vendors and much more. Live acts are set to include an Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band, Project 360, Grand Theft Band, comic Eddie Bryant and others.
This Rocks Off concert cruise starring the Springsteen tribute band Bruce in the USA sets sail on a magical three-hour trip around Manhattan. Come aboard the Liberty Belle riverboat for a memorable time on New York Harbor -- watch the band play indoors (rain or shine) and wander all over the boat's three speaker-and-bar-filled decks while soaking up spectacular views of the Statue Of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and the incomparable New York City skyline.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)
The big top circus was the creation of Phineas Taylor Barnum, a consummate showman who wasn't above creating a tall tale or two to entertain the crowds and make a buck. The musical Barnum delves into the life of this unique personality from inside the center ring of his own circus. You'll marvel as the play tells Barnum's tale, complete with the many famous characters he introduced to the world, all set to toe-tapping ballads, dazzling marches and ragtime tunes composed by Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart. Don't miss this Prince William Little Theatre presentation of the dazzling Barnum at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas.
Take your night out onto the water aboard a luxury yacht. Soak up the sparkling lights of the Chicago skyline as you party the night away on a late-night booze cruise. Work up an appetite on the dance floor to the live DJ, have a bite at the included buffet, and head out to the top deck to feel the night breeze while you enjoy a drink and watch the sights go by. So grab some friends, come out to Navy Pier, and get ready to party in style on Lake Michigan.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 11:59pm Departure (Boarding Begins at 11:30pm)Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, Jul 21, 2018 / 1:00am Departure (Boarding Begins at 12:30am)Friday Night/Saturday Morning, August 3, 2018 / 1:00am Departure (Boarding Begins at 12:15am) - Lollapalooza Weekend Booze CruiseFriday Night/Saturday Morning, August 17, 2018 / 1:00am Departure (Boarding Begins at 12:15am)Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, Sept 1, 2018 / 1:00am Departure (Boarding begins at 12:30am)Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 / 11:30pm (Boarding Begins at 11:00pm)Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 / 11:30pm (Boarding Begins at 11:00pm)
Growing up outside of St. Louis , Randy and Jason Sklar had a typical suburban upbringing -- playing soccer and baseball after school, hanging out with friends. Then they found comedy. Moving to New York in 1994, the brothers worked at a variety of jobs during the day to support their comedy performances at night. Within a few years, they began to develop their unique style: "a tag team delivery in which one talks over the end of the other's sentence, completing, adding to or reaffirming his comment (much like the raps of The Beastie Boys)," wrote Neil Strauss of the New York Times. Randy and Jason have also guest starred in several TV shows, including an Emmy Award-winning episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. They starred as conjoined twins in a memorable episode of Grey's Anatomy and as warring agents on HBO's Entourage. They also host their own podcast, Dumb People Town. See them live at Improv of Schaumburg.
Magic Male XXL is the first live stage production to bring the phenomenon of Magic Mike, Fifty Shades of Grey and others to life with a high-energy and breathtaking experience unlike any other. These attractive and physically fit gentlemen show off their sexy dance moves, wow the audience with their choreographed routines, stage presence and steamy showmanship. The show combines a wonderful blend of music, an exquisite light show and animated theatrics for a fast-paced performance that meets every lady's desire. Don't miss Magic Male XXL at the Tiki Hutt Bar & Grill in Baytown.
You're in for a night of fun and fantasy as you enter through the Distillery to a private Speakeasy to see L.A.-based theatrical burlesque troupe The Dollface Dames slinks through the audience for an intimate night of Vintage entertainment. The Dames' show at R6 Distillery in El Segundo features a variety of burlesque acts combining the art of the tease with fan dances, pointe, tap, fire-wielding, hoop tricks and more.
There are a lot of good nights, but there are only a few great ones. The kind of night that's an adventure that changes your life. In the tradition of The World's End, American Graffiti and The Goonies, Sunrise Club follows a small group of people who spend one extraordinary, funny night chasing a mission they want to accomplish by dawn, and everything that happens on the way. They may save the world, or just themselves. They may be thrown into an epic adventure fighting baddies, or might just try to find a way to get home. Whatever happens, it'll be a night to remember when Unexpected Productions brings Sunrise Club to Seattle.
What damage can a Ping-Pong ball do as it hurtles at 700 miles an hour through a vacuum tube? Can you see the shape of sound in a dancing flame? Find out the answers to these mind-bending questions and more when lifetime professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific "magic" to the off-Broadway stage in That Physics Show. Maiullo's been a physics demonstrator at Rutgers University for over 20 years and has become a regular on The Weather Channel. His eye-opening performance features segments on everything from motion and momentum to sound waves and vibrations. See these feats of physics -- described as a cross between Stomp, Blue Man Group and The Gazillion Bubble Show -- at New York's Playroom Theater.
For a "gently employed stoner," comedian Ramon Rivas sure seems to be a busy guy. After starting out in his hometown of Cleveland -- where to this day he is regarded as an "eminent Latino" -- he moved on to Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, performing comedy as often as his munchies would allow. In 2016 he got his big break, recording his TV debut, an episode of The Half Hour for Comedy Central. Not bad for a guy without a manager or agent. (He now has both so they can do most of the work.) Catch Ramon when he performs at the Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco. Or don't. It's all cool with him.
Southern-themed Shaw's Tavern is beloved for its tasty chicken and old-timey ambiance, but now it's adding a side of big laughs to the menu with the arrival of General Shaw's Chicken Comedy Showcase. The jam-packed lineup features cutting-edge comics from across the D.C. area, and has been described as a boldly bizarre hybrid between Playboy and "network TV fun." That sounds like a hearty dose of the clean and the filthy as local jokesters regale you over tasty food and fresh cocktails.
New York's famed Zinc Bar hosts the Percussion Masters Series, showcasing some of the world's best jazz drummers and beat-makers. Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday are among the legends who've graced the stage at this cool Greenwich Village club, which continues to draw top talent, like Grammy-nominated composer-drummer-bandleader Matt Wilson and his quartet, among many more.
Get dolled up in your best vintage attire and join these gals for a Vintage Burlesque and Variety Show that supports hospitalized Veterans. The group works to recreate the bawdy fun of vaudevillian theaters so popular across America during and after WWII. Veterans and active-duty service members always attend for free as the group's way of saying "thank you for your service." From the moment guests enter the event, they will be treated to something special. Pin-Ups on Tour's goal is to re-create the magic of the Hollywood Canteen that operated during the 1940s as a club offering dancing, drinks and entertainment for service members, usually on their way overseas. The evening at American Legion Post 31 in Fort Smith will feature dancing showgirls, comedy, variety acts, soulful lounge singers, vintage tray girls and more than a few surprises! With entertainment and atmosphere around every turn, you'll feel like you stepped into another era.
At The Amazing TV Trivia Scavenger Hunt/Pub Crawl, a series of clues leads you around J'ville, while you play drinking games and perform physical and mental challenges along the way. You can sign up as a team or as an individual and you'll be partnered with a team. Each member of the winning group receives a gift package.
Bringing some always welcome energy to Kansas City's Power and Light District, Howl at the Moon gets the party started and keeps it going all night long with a live cover band rocking all your favorite music, from '80s rock to '90s pop to today's Top 40. It's the perfect place for a party, whether you're celebrating a birthday, bachelorette outing or just the fact that it's the weekend. So whenever your crew is ready to let loose and have some serious Saturday night fun, head for Howl at the Moon and share one of their famed buckets of booze.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 7:00pm
It's not hard out here for a Pimprov at Chicago's Chemically Imbalanced Theater. The show has been hailed by critics and audiences alike as one of the most original and hilarious unscripted comedy events in town. Performers include Mark Bratton as "Ho'Lease," Jonathan Keaton as tap-dance happy "Daddy Jenkins," creator Marz Timms as the enterprising "Grand Finale" and Keith Smitherman as the enforcer "Poochie." With plenty of opportunity for audience involvement, Pimprov provides a dangerously funny and always unpredictable evening of laugh-filled entertainment.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 10:30pmFriday, Jul 27, 2018 / 10:30pmFriday, Aug 3, 2018 / 10:30pmFriday, Aug 10, 2018 / 10:30pmFriday, Aug 17, 2018 / 10:30pmFriday, Aug 24, 2018 / 10:30pmFriday, Aug 31, 2018 / 10:30pm
You are now sentenced to an evening at Cons of Comedy! This brand- new, unique, high-energy show is a crazy mix of stand-up comedy and acrobatics. Cons of Comedy takes place in a maximum-security prison where three outrageously talented inmates sit on death row. While their criminal records are shocking, they're working hard to be pardoned under the watchful eye of a twisted-minded warden. Their last hope is their act, which reflects their crime. If it's good enough it might win them a pardon from the Governor. Will any of them survive the night? only the audience will decide. Grab your handcuffs and get strapped in for Las Vegas' most-wanted show -- Cons of Comedy!
Whether you're looking for an awesome bachelorette party or just a fun girls' night out, 50 Shades of Men will make it a night to remember. Featuring past members of Chippendales with chiseled bodies to match, the male revue includes tasteful yet disarming routines designed specifically to satisfy every female fantasy. The perfect combination of music, dance moves and sensual theatrics won't leave a slow heart rate in the room at Blue Martini Lounge in Boca Raton.
A bigoted father and his well educated son occupy a broken down bridge in a remote wooded area. The father is a manifestation of the son's memory as he recalls events that occurred on the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. It becomes increasingly obvious that, despite the younger man's protests to the contrary, his father's prejudices are grounded in his subconscious. Guarding the Bridge was the co-winner of the 1998 Michael Kanin Award for Best Short Play. After the play, spoken word artist Dawn Speaks will perform. Plus, your ticket to this night at The Triad in NYC includes two drinks.
Want to rev up your girls' night? Men in Motion Male Revue is a burlesque show for women that's been bewitching audiences up and down the East Coast for 30 years. Come celebrate your birthday, bachelorette or ladies' night at the Russian Lady in Hartford. With sexy men and scandalous moves, you and your girls will find yourselves reminiscing about the show until the next time you go!
Highly acclaimed by his peers as "one of the most unique acts in the world of magic today," Arthur Trace is the eighth magician in the history of magic to be awarded The International Brotherhood of Magicians Gold Medal. You may have seen him on Masters of Illusion or Penn & Teller's Fool Us. This time he brings his creative co