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
The Color Purple was the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival and has been hailed as "a direct hit to the heart" (The Hollywood Reporter). This Broadway gem gives an exhilarating new spirit to Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning story and it's headed to Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. Tony winner John Doyle directs the soul-raising production filled with jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues. Don't miss this stunning reimagining of a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell reprise their Tony-winning performances in The Humans, Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam's uproarious, hopeful and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter's apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan's deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play. Led by two-time Tony-winning director Joe Mantello, the cast performing at the Ahmanson in L.A. also includes previous Broadway company members Cassie Beck, Lauren Klein, Nick Mills, and Sarah Steele.
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.
From tender country ballads to infectious, feel-good pop anthems, four-time Grammy winner Keith Urban has been turning out hit after hit (23 No. 1s and counting!) since his American debut in 1999. Showing no sign of slowing down, Urban's just released his 10th album, Graffiti U, featuring the Top 20 hit "Female," and now he's taking to the road on an epic world tour, with a stop in the Bay Area to rock the Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View. This concert promises to deliver the electrifying live show fans have come to expect from the multi-platinum singer. Sing along to favorites like "Blue Ain't Your Color," "Stupid Boy" and "Somebody Like You" (Billboard's biggest country hit of the 2000s decade), plus experience brand new songs that have never been performed live! Kelsea Ballerini opens the show.
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.
The worldwide phenomenon known as Blue Man Group is a wildly outrageous and engaging theatrical experience combining music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to create a totally unique form of entertainment. Plus, there's a lot of fun audience interaction, as well as a pulsating finale with an original score. Audiences across the globe have experienced and loved this imaginative stage show for all ages and its exuberant nonverbal combination of comedy, art and science, not to mention the fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music. The Astor Place Theatre production continues to reinvent itself, too, combining classic moments with exciting and fascinating new pieces that you have to see to believe.
For a relaxing afternoon on the water, hop aboard the Privateer, a truly traditional sailboat, for a semi-private 90-minute cruise of the bay, complete with included beer and wine. This double-masted, teak-decked, bronze-fitted beauty holds no more than 28 passengers, so you'll get plenty of personal attention from the skilled and friendly crew as the Privateer glides over to Alcatraz and Angel Island, passes by charming and picturesque Sausalito, parallels the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and sails past the famous San Francisco skyline on its way back to the pier.
Monday, Jul 16, 2018 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 12:15pm)Monday, Jul 16, 2018 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:45pm)Monday, Jul 16, 2018 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 4:15pm)Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 12:15pm)Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:45pm)Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 4:15pm)Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 12:15pm)Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:45pm)
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.
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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It's not every piece of music that brings people "to the point of ecstasy," but the word on the street in 1813 Vienna was Beethoven's Seventh Symphony did just that. And it's continued to ever since. In fact, its second movement is one of his greatest hits, still cropping up in countless film scores. It's no wonder the Seventh was Beethoven's own favorite. You can hear for yourself why that was during this concert under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl. Acclaimed conductor Thomas Adès will also lead the orchestra and "Iceland's Glenn Gould," Víkingur Ólafsson, in another Beethoven masterpiece, Piano Concerto No. 2. And Adès will kick off this special night of music by conducting his own one-movement symphony.
How far would you go for fame? This delightfully dark musical tells the story of talented 8-year-old Tina Denmark who will do anything (and we mean anything) to play Pippi Longstocking in her school play. This camp classic favorite hilariously twists the story lines of the The Bad Seed and All About Eve, then flavors it with elements of Gypsy, Mame and The Women. Enjoy Ruthless! at the Las Vegas Little Theatre.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner, leaving an ensemble of weary strangers stranded. This is how Bus Stop -- an American classic filled with warmhearted compassion -- unfolds. Cherie has been relentlessly pursued by a young cowboy named Bo with dreams of throwing her over his shoulder and escaping to his Montana ranch. The café's owner and the bus driver finally find time for friendship, a middle-aged scholar comes to terms with his own life and a young waitress experiences love for the first time. Ensemble member Steve Scott directs this comedic slice-of-life play at Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three.
The shining stars of norteña music are coming together for a huge concert featuring king of the accordion, Ramon Ayala, as the headlining act. The evening will also include Los Huracanes del Norte, one of the most popular norteña acts of all time; Los Rieleros del Norte, who are legends in the scene; La Original Banda El Limón and Mariachi los Reyes. With its upbeat, accordion-centered sound, norteño music makes for an awesome live experience. The Stubhub Center will be rocking with the lively beat when this epic Latin music experience hits Carson.
So you've put on a black light and listened to The Dark Side of the Moon endlessly. You've even synched it up to The Wizard of Oz and blown your mind. But chances are you never got to experience Pink Floyd in their prime, performing this landmark album in concert. Well, now you can get the next best thing as acclaimed tribute band Which One's Pink? hits the stage at Pacific Amphitheatre to celebrate the 45th anniversary of this psychedelic rock masterpiece, with note-for-note recreations of favorite songs like "Money," "Us and Them," "The Great Gig in the Sky" and "Brain Damage." Plus, you can make a day of it, because your ticket includes admission to the OC Fair.
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.
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.
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)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)
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.
From solo powerhouses like Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin to glamorous girl groups such as The Supremes and The Shirelles, Beehive: The '60s Musical pays tribute to a time on the charts when women artists were all the buzz. This retro revue is packed with timeless tunes like "My Boyfriend's Back," "One Fine Day" and "Respect," as well as authentic costumes and, of course, plenty of wigs, as it recreates that revolutionary era in popular music when songs like "Where the Boys Are," "Downtown" and "Proud Mary" blasted from jukeboxes and car radios. Relive the heyday of pop queens like Tina Turner, Brenda Lee, Carole King and more when Beehive brings its high-energy stage show to the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.
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
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.
Tap your toes and sing along to this summer community production of the celebrated and beloved film Singin' in the Rain, starring a mix of youth performers and adults. This "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay. Filled with every memorable moment from the film, a downpour of unforgettable songs and actual rain falling onstage, it's the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals, and you can see it at the Eagan High School Auditorium.
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)
Be there when Carrot Top sets up comedy shop in the Atrium Showroom at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, pulling out all the tricks from his trunks of comedy props and crazy inventions to entertain you. The comedian and pop culture icon is as well-known for his signature sense of humor and wacky performance style as he is for his massive muscles and trademark shock of red hair. This award-winning comedian has been entertaining audiences for decades, and now you can catch him rocking the Las Vegas strip at the Luxor.
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.
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.
Here's the perfect solution to the crowded happy-hour scene. Instead of hitting the same old bars and hangouts on Thursday night, why not gather some coworkers and friends for a 2.5-hour cruise on the river? You'll enjoy spectacular views of the magnificent New York skyline, a cash bar, a live DJ spinning great dance tunes and more. Get your weekend started a day early and watch your stress float away as you unwind with this relaxing evening sail.
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)
The cast of the acclaimed Holy F**k Comedy Hour NY is back with all-new material, week after week, that's sure to either make you laugh or wonder why you came. Featuring a rotating cast of performers whose credits include Saturday Night Live, Portlandia, Stranger Things, Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Chris Gethard Show and more, TV Dinner comes to the stage of The Brick Theater in Brooklyn.
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 10:30pmThursday, Jul 26, 2018 / 10:30pmThursday, Aug 2, 2018 / 10:30pmThursday, Aug 9, 2018 / 10:30pmThursday, Aug 16, 2018 / 10:30pmThursday, Aug 23, 2018 / 10:30pmThursday, Aug 30, 2018 / 10:30pm
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.
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.
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.
L.A.'s top dark comedy variety show has performed for sold-out crowds for over four years and is now filling theaters in Las Vegas! A modern side show combined with characters, music, stand-up, drag and more make for the funniest and wildest night ever at the Erotic Heritage Museum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A series of strange and frightening events occur after the theater is taken over by a clan of vampires. If you dare, join the Berbuians Theatre Company at Actors Studio Theater in L.A. for a night of dark and sexy fun.
Things go from rosy to rotten when a pink-loving girl eats one too many pink cupcakes. Elizabeth and Victoria Kann's best-selling picture book Pinkalicious comes to life in this fun musical adaptation at the Theater at Blessed Sacrament in New York City. When precocious little Pinkalicious goes overboard with her passion for pink, she catches a case of "Pinkititis," turning her pink from head to toe. Now, only her little brother Peter can help her get back to normal. Kids can laugh and dance along, all while learning a valuable lesson about the downside of having too much of a good thing.
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.
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.
Monday, Jul 16, 2018 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)
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
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.
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.
Deep Root Records and Royale Marketing proudly present the continuation of the highly anticipated Beach Party series at La Marina, the premier waterfront destination in Manhattan! La Marina will be transformed into a full-on festival featuring some of New York's hottest acts, DJs and performers. For the evening we will be showcasing a variety of music and the bar will be serving exotic cocktails for purchase from all over the world! Nothing shouts "summer celebration" better than being beachside with amazing views of the Hudson River while being in the best city in the world! The first beach party of its kind will feature more than 15 artists, over 10 hours of music and dancing, and special performances and surprises.
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 Saturday & Sunday matinee Dysfunctional Family Show (or It's All Relatives) draws from The Second City's legendary classic (or forgotten) scenes of domestic woes and the explosion of the nuclear family. You're likely to see some familiar faces as the ensemble gathers on stage for the family meeting to end them all! Rated PG-13 for some language.
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.)
Sugar Brown has transformed herself again! A highly interactive show, rated R, leave your inhibitions at the door! Sugar Brown is the slinky alter ego of dancer Lanita Shera, who explores different facets of sexuality with her original burlesque productions. In this show at Alexis Park All Suite Resort, Sugar does this not just through slinky choreography, but with poetry and comedy, as well. In this show, our protagonist takes on a newly obedient role in the bedroom, and reveals a candid look at her feelings and experiences. Stick around after the show for an exclusive meet-and-greet.
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.
Set in 1913, Parade tells the true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia. Frank is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker he employed. Already deemed guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, Frank suffered the added consequences of sensationalist news stories and a janitor's false testimony. His only defenders were a governor with a conscience and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife, who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. When it hits the stage at El Cerrito Performing Arts Theater, Parade will reveal a deeply human lesson about how love and human connection can be forged, even in a climate of intolerance. The show features a cast of over 30 performing arts students -- ages 13 to 21 -- from cities throughout the Bay Area.
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.
Ghana-born professional tour guide Emmanuel Gogo offers new insights into Africa's sons and daughters with his two-hour tour of D.C.'s Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. This small, private tour will transport you to selected countries in Africa, where you'll learn about the continent's civilizations, cultures, and how Africans have been influential in shaping the world's developmental progress. You'll explore African art dating back to the 15th century, then travel all the way up to modern-era masterpieces.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Sep 15, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 10, 2018 / 1:00pm
Bring a picnic and enjoy a beautiful two-hour sunset sail aboard the Schooner Adirondack. This relaxing cruise on the elegant, 80-foot, 1890s-style pilot schooner lets you take in the city's world-famous sights, including Ellis Island, the New York City skyline, Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty. Along the way, you'll enjoy complimentary beer, wine, soda and champagne, and the friendly and attentive crew will shut off the engines and set sail for as much of the trip as possible.
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)
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.
Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (It's the Mad House Favorites Show!)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)
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.
Catch this all-female adaptation of Quentin Tarantino's classic film Reservoir Dogs by Berubians Theatre Company at L.A.'s Actors Studio Theater, and see how bad to the bone the women of this tense, ironic and gutwrenching ensemble can be.
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.
Created by former Ringling Bros. ringmaster Kevin Venardos, this magical, musical circus comes to Tacoma's STAR Center with an experienced cast of aerialists, acrobats, comedians, clowns, jugglers and daredevils from around the world. Venardos himself brings his Broadway-style singing-and-dancing talent to the center ring as your master of ceremonies, and there are no performing animals in the show either. Make sure and get there early for an interactive pre-show party where you can meet the cast, snap selfies and play games, and you can also stay after to take pics too.
Delight as the characters of Dr. Seuss books come to life in the colorful world of Seussical the Musical. Horton the Elephant, an endearing hero, takes on the unlikely role of protector to both a tiny town of Whos, and the discarded egg of Mazzie Labird, the fluffy-tailed bird with aspirations to live the high life. As others in his world conspire to keep Horton from fulfilling his self-imposed role, he trudges on, determined that "a person's a person, no matter how small." This fun, creative and fast-moving musical will bring a smile to everyone's face at Glendale's Apollo High School Auditorium.
In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women -- all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines -- are drawn together by Fate ... and an impromptu happy hour. They decide it's high time to reclaim their enthusiasm for life. Over the course of six months, fueled by laughter, hilarious misadventures and the occasional liquid refreshment, these women successfully bond and find the confidence to jump-start their new lives. The Ross Valley Players raise a toast to The Savannah Sipping Society at the Barn Theater.
Welcome to Los Angeles in the not-so-distant future. A deadly virus has swept the earth and a team of scientists has burrowed deep into an underground laboratory to find a cure. As they search for an antidote and fight to save the world, each move becomes crucial -- if they accidentally set off the computerized decontamination system, they might be smashed flat by the slowly constricting laboratory walls. Only it isn't actually an underground laboratory, it's the stage at Six01 Studio in Burbank. And there are no scientists, it's just you and your friends as you participate in one of Los Angeles' most exciting and immersive escape room live theater experiences. The Virus utilizes digital technology and virtual reality from some of Hollywood's top craftspeople to create a totally realistic experience, placing you deep within a thrilling science-fiction epic that you won't soon forget.
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.
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.
Monday, Jul 16, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:25pm)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)
The show is guaranteed to be hilarious and new every time Laugh Out Loud Theater performs Weekend Improv. Done in the same fully improvised style as hit shows like Whose Line Is it Anyway?, Weekend Improv combines live action, video and audience participation into a truly unique, laugh-filled evening -- all in an intimate, cabaret setting. From scenes and songs to crazy games -- it's all made up on the spot and based on audience suggestions. You never know what might happen next, but it's sure to leave you in stitches.
Drinks after work are common, but when was the last time you left the job and hopped on a cruise? At the Friday Night Sunset Happy Hour Cruise, that's exactly what you'll do. You and your co-workers can clock out and come aboard the Serenity Yacht for a happy hour sunset tour of the Big Apple, complete with scenic skyline views and a trip around the Statue of Liberty. All the while, you can kick back and enjoy a drink or two with your friends and colleagues. Loosen your tie, let your hair down, get ready for the weekend and, most importantly, leave work at work. When you're on the Serenity Yacht, your only job is to have fun, and there's no better way to unwind after a long week than a luxurious cruise.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Jul 27, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Aug 3, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Aug 10, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Aug 17, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Aug 24, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Aug 31, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)
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.
The Wedding Singer takes you back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer's sparkling new score does for the '80s what Hairspray did for the '60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years. See it when Rocklin Community Theatre brings it to the stage of Finnish Temperance Hall.
Grab some friends and get ready for a jam-packed night of fun at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City. Kick things off with a stand-up comedy show featuring the funniest comics from New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York. Located right on the Boardwalk, the recently revamped Showboat is right in the thick of the action, with only a short walk to the casinos, restaurants and great views of the ocean and the lighthouse.
A writer and political activist hides from the tabloids and her high-profile life in a secluded Santa Barbara seaside motel, where she plans to end her own life. Before she goes through with it, a man from her past knocks on the door. They had a brief relationship 25 years ago, at the height of her Broadway fame, during her six-weeks divorce. The man was studying to be a Catholic priest, struggling to resolve doubts about the priesthood and himself. Leenya Rideout stars at New York's 13th Street Repertory Theatre, whose Broadway credits include War Horse, Company, Cabaret and Cyrano de Bergerac. The play also stars John Zdrojeski, from numerous regional productions.
BATS Improv -- named the Bay Area's Best Theater Company by the San Francisco Chronicle, Best Comedy Troupe by SF Weekly and Best First Date Spot by the San Francisco Bay Guardian -- presents a variety show full of comedy fun, including head-to-head improv battles, long-form murder mysteries, musicals and more. Located at Bayfront Theater in the Marina District, every BATS show is one of a kind, using audience suggestions for a unique mix of improv comedy and theater that's never the same show twice.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Theatresports)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Wish You Were Here: A Summer Vacation Farce)Friday, Jul 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Theatresports)Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Wish You Were Here: A Summer Vacation Farce)
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.
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.
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!
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.
Fans of Drunk History and all its slurred infotainment will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, where an entirely serious Shakespeare play is performed with one entirely inebriated cast member. For the last several years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed from the darkest corners and diviest bars in the U.K. to sold-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals. Whether they're spontaneously belting out the Dawson's Creek theme song or embracing the occasional wardrobe malfunction, you never know what inebriated inspiration might strike these thespians during this side-splitting, raucous and interactive show. So, brush up on thy Bard knowledge, and get thee to the Village Theatre in Atlanta for a drunken twist on Romeo and Juliet, because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Jul 27, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Aug 10, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Aug 24, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 7:30pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, Jul 16, 2018 / 2:30pm (Boarding Begins at 2:15pm)Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 2:30pm (Boarding Begins at 2:15pm)
As the sunset goes down on the Hudson, view NYC's beautiful sights aboard a yacht. The tour features the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge, and more. There'll also be snacks, beer and wine on board. Come party and drink all night long with some of the best people you would want to party with! Join friends, family or new faces on the Booze Cruise!
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 9:00pm (Boarding Begins at 8:00pm)Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 9:00pm (Boarding Begins at 8:00pm)Friday, Aug 3, 2018 / 9:00pm (Boarding Begins at 8:00pm)Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 9:00pm (Boarding Begins at 8:00pm)Friday, Aug 17, 2018 / 9:00pm (Boarding Begins at 8:00pm)Friday, Aug 24, 2018 / 9:00pm (Boarding Begins at 8:00pm)Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 / 9:00pm (Boarding Begins at 8:00pm)
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.
Journey to the magical, dangerous and surprisingly dark worlds of classic fairy tales. Very few live happily ever after as these theatrical renditions stay true to the original morality tales of wicked queens, lusty kings and their innocent victims. Catch this Berubians Theatre Company production at Actors Studio Theater in L.A.
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.
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.
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.
Five college students spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods, accidentally unleashing an evil terror. Evil Dead the Musical is a comedic take on the 1980s horror franchise, characters and demons sing and dance to songs written specifically for the musical. And, as in the films, Ash is there to dish out his various one-liners and fight the never ending demons. The musical takes creative liberty with the plot line of the movies, mixing together the characters and concepts of all three. Expect plenty of (fake) blood splatter at this messy Bootless Stageworks production.
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.
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.
"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 17, 2018 / NoonTuesday, Jul 24, 2018 / NoonTuesday, Jul 31, 2018 / NoonTuesday, Aug 7, 2018 / NoonTuesday, Aug 14, 2018 / NoonTuesday, Aug 21, 2018 / NoonTuesday, Aug 28, 2018 / Noon
The entertainment extravaganza known as Kiss Kiss Cabaret combines comedy, burlesque, magic and juggling for an ever-changing, always-fresh weekly variety show. The long-standing Chicago production has moved to a new, state-of-the-art venue -- Uptown Underground. Hosted by funny and bawdy personalities and backed by a red-hot band, the Kiss Kiss Coquettes entertain with their seductive striptease. But each exciting show also features comedians, feats of magic, juggling, acrobatics and plenty of special guests. Plus, you can purchase libations from a fully stocked bar before and during the show.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Aug 3, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Aug 10, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Aug 17, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 7:00pm
A bewitching new drama that overflows with theatrical desire, jealousy, murder and even voodoo, The House That Will Not Stand sets its story in early-1800s New Orleans. It's a time when free women of color can enter into common-law marriages with rich white men -- and, following the mysterious death of her husband, Beartrice has become one of the city's wealthiest women. But the comfortable world she's built for herself and her three daughters teeters on the edge of destruction as they turn on each other in a bitter fight for survival. Directed by Obie Award winner Lileana Blain-Cruz, this compelling production can be enjoyed at New York Theatre Workshop.
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.
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
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)
A modern take on the classic fairy tale, Tinderella begins with an audience volunteer swiping their way through a larger-than-life dating app that features a hilarious cast of potential "perfect matches." After the characters are carefully selected, the cast of the show improvises the very best chapters of the fairy tale, hilariously proving that "happily ever after" isn't only the way things end in ancient storybooks. Catch Tinderella at Chicago's Den Theatre.
The cast of Eight Is Never Enough! returns with its top members for LMAO All-Stars at New York's Broadway Comedy Club. No two shows are the same as the cast creates original songs and skits based on audience suggestions. Audience members are invited on stage to more closely steer the comedy direction. The energetic and passionate cast draws on talent from backgrounds in dramatic stage, film, TV, stand-up, opera, classical and musical theater for a dynamic and unpredictable show that has played off-Broadway, local clubs, tours, colleges and corporate events nationwide.
Buford Turnover might be going to heaven, but his family is going to hell in Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the Will? From outrageous Southern playwright Del Shores (Southern Baptist Sissies, Sordid Lives) comes this dark comedy about a dysfunctional family looking to strike it rich off of their dying father. When Buford suffers a series of strokes, his kin -- some pure-hearted, some greedy -- gather for the deathwatch. Those assembled include chief caregiver Sara Lee and her Bible-thumping sister Lurleen, sexpot Evalita and Buford's boorish only son, Orville. This fast-paced and fun play at the Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles is filled with comedy, tension, heartfelt moments and interesting characters.
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.
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
Sometimes motivational speakers are more hilarious than they are helpful -- just take a look at comedian Ross Everett's Stop Stopping the Unstoppable. Join Everett's super "inspirational" life coach alter-ego Dale Thorhammer as he takes you down the road of personal development -- and you can bet that this road is paved with plenty of silly mantras, nonsensical advice and non-stop jokes. It may not be a real motivational seminar, but this show will definitely give you something to think about and laugh at!
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.
R&B legends Kool & the Gang have been funking up house parties since the early '70s, flooding dance floors with their classic jams like "Jungle Boogie," "Ladies' Night" and "Celebration." The multi-platinum-selling artists have also been a go-to group when it was time to slow things down, with quiet-storm gems like "Joanna" and "Cherish" scoring many a couple's dance. Along the way they've picked up two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top 10 Pop hits, and 31 Gold and Platinum albums. And The Village People -- the cop, the military man, the Native American Indian, the construction worker, the cowboy and the biker -- are now some 40 years into their reign as the kings of disco. Featuring original vocalist Victor Willis, this famously costumed group's live shows are a high-energy run through some of the biggest hits of the '70s and '80s, including "Macho Man," "Y.M.C.A.," "In the Navy" and "Go West." Bust some moves to both of these groups when they hit the Pacific Amphitheatre stage during the OC Fair -- plus your ticket gets you same-day admission to the fair as well.
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.
Relax aboard the swanky 1920s-style yacht Manhattan as you cruise the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers, guided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The esteemed organization designed this tour to spotlight some of Manhattan's most noted structures, areas and exterior styles. You'll get the design lowdown on iconic buildings like the Trinity Church, the Woolworth Building, the new World Trade Center and many others, along with historical, social, engineering and environmental info and more. The almost-three-hour cruise around the island -- passing under all 18 bridges -- includes a serving of beer, wine or champagne from the bar and light snacks as well as soda, water, tea or coffee.
The Chicago Magic Lounge welcomes host David Parr, creator of the critically acclaimed Magic Cabaret and winner on the hit TV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Parr has gathered his favorite artifacts and stories to share with you in this 60-minute show filled with mystery and magic. Each Cabinet of Curiosities performance begins with bar- and table-side magic.
Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. See some of the final photographs of the only journalist who died covering the 9/11 attacks, witness the epic struggle of the civil rights movement in the '60s, marvel at a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and hear never-before-told stories from the journalists and photographers who stood on the front lines of history. This high-tech museum features seven levels of galleries and exhibits, including the Berlin Wall Gallery, which features eight 12-foot-high sections of the actual wall and a three-story East German guard tower. There are also theaters, retail spaces and visitor services where you can explore electronic news, unique artifacts, photojournalism, news history and world news. And, since there's so much to see, your ticket is good for two consecutive days. Take your time and see half the first day, then return the next day to catch what you missed.
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Jul 23, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
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.
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.
Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's great play Sacrifice depicts the struggle of secular humanity against the might of fanatical religious fervor. The king of Tripura, moved by the plight of a poor girl whose goat is killed, forbids blood sacrifices to Goddess Kali. Most people are outraged, including the Queen, who had "promised" the sacrifice of hundreds of animals at the temple so the Goddess would grant her a child. Meanwhile, the Chief Priest of the temple is furious and willing to do anything, including conspiring to kill the king, to restore the bloody tradition. In addition to dramatic scenes, this production at Los Angeles' Broadwater Theater will include traditional music and dances.
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.
This One's For The Girls -- but also for everyone! This fascinating and original new musical comes to St. Luke's Theatre in New York to celebrate women's lives over the past hundred years through beloved popular songs. From the sad laments of female victims ("A Bird in a Gilded Cage") to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and vow not to take it anymore ("I Am Woman" and "You Don't Own Me"), This One's for the Girls is a high-energy celebration of American women that's certain to thrill and entertain men, women and everyone in between. Show some "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" and get your tickets now!
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.
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.
Their moment to shine has finally arrived. This ongoing salute to Broadway and off-Broadway standbys, understudies and alternates showcases the talented performers who know their roles inside and out, yet rarely if ever get to step into the spotlight. Scheduled performers for this edition of the popular show are Zach Adkins (Anastasia), Kennedy Caughell (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), Erin Clemons (Hamilton), Kayla Davion (Waitress), Tony LePage (Come From Away), Madison Micucci (The Band's Visit), Katie Sexton (The Play That Goes Wrong) and Eric Ulloa (On Your Feet!). Musical director Eugene Gwozdz provides accompaniment for At This Performance ... on the stage of The Green Room 42 in New York City.
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.
Fans of Drunk History and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, where an entirely serious Shakespeare play is performed with one entirely inebriated cast member. For the last six years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the UK, and the cast is now bringing the good time to Boston. 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 over to The Rockwell for a drunken twist on Romeo and Juliet, because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jul 27, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Aug 10, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Aug 17, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Aug 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Aug 31, 2018 / 7:00pm
Based on Robert Fulghum's best-selling books, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten takes a funny, insightful, and heart-warming look at what is profound in our everyday life. This tightly woven adaptation has earned standing ovations from Singapore to Prague -- from L.A. to D.C. The delightful stories feature colorful characters to celebrate our very existence from the whimsy of childhood. See it at Westminster Community Playhouse
Step into the rustic decor of the Old Mill Inn -- surrounded by dark wood, hand-carved beams and vintage stonework -- and you're in the perfect setting for an evening of mystery and intrigue. Indeed, the historic landmark building is said to be haunted by the spirit of an old German cook named Hilda who died by falling (or being pushed) into a vat of her famous bread dough. At Keith and Margo's Ultimate Murder Mystery Dinner, you'll have a murder mystery of your own to investigate. As you enjoy a three-course dinner featuring award-winning chicken-fried steak with cream gravy (vegetarian options available), the action will unfold all around you -- and you'll get drawn into it by the homicide detective (a professional stand-up comedian) who considers you a suspect. Deemed "the masterminds of the genre" (Los Angeles Times), Keith and Margo's improvisational actors mingle amongst you as you follow clues and try to solve the crime. The murderer might be sitting right next to you ... A prize goes to the person who's the best sleuth!
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.
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)
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.
Natural skin care is all the rage these days, but it's hard to know which remedies work for you. Get some help from the experts at Chicago's Absolutely Anything Essential and make your own DIY scrubs and lotion with them. A fun Saturday with your girlfriends, there'll be champagne and wine to go around while you create your own bath and body essentials. Light appetizers will also be provided, and you'll have the chance to win some goodies in a raffle.
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).
Gather up the women and call in the bachelorette parties, because Boca Black Box is bringing some of the finest men from the Florida coast to spice up your life. This burlesque male revue teases and taunts with elegance -- frightfully sexy routines take the stage as the men combine the best music with sensual theatrics and dance moves, of course. These are true gentlemen, so get ready to be swept off your feet.
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.
Take more than a bite out of the Big Apple as part of a team that scours the streets of New York for clues and tackles some crazy challenges, as part of an Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt. You'll gather at Slattery's Midtown Pub with your own crew or to be matched with others to make a team, then you'll be let loose to perform a series of fun physical and mental tasks. A smartphone app will not only feed you instructions along the way, but it'll also save your answers and Instagram-worthy photos for convenience. Most races are for all ages and have cool special themes, like music, food, movies, TV, sports or fashion, so you can explore related locations, and each member of the winning team receives a New York City gift package.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 1:30pm (Street Art)Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 1:30pm (National Dance Day)Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 1:30pm (The Amazing Ice Cream Scavenger Hunt)Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 / 1:30pm (The Amazing 80's)Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 1:30pm (The Amazing International Scavenger Hunt)
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.
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.
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.
Serenbe's acclaimed production of Miss Saigon featured a real helicopter, its Carousel boasted an actual merry-go-round and its rightly-famed Sleepy Hollow Experience includes honest-to-goodness horses. So you know their Titanic: The Musical is going to be huge. And as befitting its subject, this big Broadway hit is poised to out-spectacle them all, with an ensemble cast of 40 Playhouse favorites and Atlanta all-stars boarding a three-story ship's replica that submerges nightly into the lake. And if that doesn't float your boat, the five-time Tony-winning show with music by Maury Yeston (Nine, Phantom) undoubtedly will, as it delves into the lives of the passengers and crew on that dramatic, ill-fated voyage.
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.
During a third-grade lesson on Rosa Parks, a young boy asks, "If white people sat at the front of the bus and black people sat at the back of the bus, where did Latinos sit?" This Drama Desk-nominated solo show, written and performed by Brian Quijada, examines Latino identity in America through the eyes of a young man journeying from childhood through young adulthood. Now coming to 1st Stage Theater in Tysons, Where Did We Sit is "a theatrical mixtape of [Quijada's] life, a mashup of looped rhythms, raps, songs, poems and spoken-word pieces that attempt to find the connecting threads of a life lived liminally" (Chicago Tribune).
Check out Old Towne Orange on a jam-packed four-hour walking tour of this quintessentially California area, led by a friendly and knowledgeable guide. The excursion starts out on the city's west end, at its recently restored railroad depot, with a breakfast treat at Ruby's Streamliner Lounge and an introduction to the town that was once home to Sunkist. Then it's off to the historic Villa Park Packing House and the Orange Home Grown Farmer's & Artisans Market, where you'll attend a cooking demonstration by one of the area's top chefs. There are more stops for tastings both savory and sweet, shopping, and even a visit behind-the-scenes at the famed Chapman University Film School on this fun, vintage-themed trek.
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.
After rumors begin to circulate about a space ship crashing in their backyard, a group of friends and family must find a way to cope with their disrupted lives. Catch this out-of-this-world comedy from Berubians Theatre Company at Actors Studio Theater in L.A.
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.
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / Noon (Boarding is at 11:45am)Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 1:30pm (Boarding will be at 1:15)Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)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)
Experience the DC Comedy Showcase in Adams Morgan, D.C. at Comedy Club DC. The showroom and tavern will have you feeling fresh and ready to kick back for the best laughs. Laugh Buzz Comedy hosts nationally touring comedians and showcases the hottest local comedians. Talent from HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central are known to drop in on any given night. Bask in the cool atmosphere, enjoy friendly and attentive staff, and listen to famous comedy in a range of styles. It's the perfect idea for D.C. date night, meeting new people, or just a fun night on the town.
Spice up your Sundays and unleash your inner diva at Voss Events' Drag Brunch with boozy brunch and a fabulous drag show starring the city's top female impersonators. Drag-queen royalty like Shequida, Bootsie Lefaris, Pattaya Heart, Jada Valenciaga and Sugga Pie Koko, along with special guests from RuPaul's Drag Race, are set to be among those providing plenty of quality entertainment at this all-inclusive event at New York's Highline Ballroom. Tell all the boys, Sunday mornings are about more than football this year.
During the course of this 90-minute tour through the Hudson and East Rivers aboard an elegant, 1920s-style yacht, you'll enjoy expert narration by members of the American Institute of Architects, who'll fill you in on some of the most beautiful monuments, parks and infrastructure of the city as you pass beneath the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. Fascinating for design students, tourists and locals alike, this climate-controlled cruise also offers an included serving of beer, wine or champagne to enjoy along the way.
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
You're in for a real treat when Persimmon Nights serves up a delectable blend of Korean food, K-drama and K-pop at Seattle's Cafe Nordo. Set at the height of Asian-American immigration (the '60s/'70s), this immersive cabaret invites you into The Persimmon Grove, a lurid nightclub run by an infamous proprietor, Jae Min Kang. When four beautiful women show up at his memorial service, Kang's family discovers that they've inherited their patriarch's legacy of secrets along with the club's crumbling exterior. Featuring live music from K-pop band The Kimchi Kitties and a four-course Korean dinner designed by Chef Erin Brindley and Corinne Magin, Persimmon Nights will leave you hungry for more.
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 7:30pm (Show Starts at 8:00pm)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 6:00pm (Show Starts at 6:30pm)Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 / 7:30pm (Show Starts at 8:00pm)
A painter needs three things: paint, a canvas and a muse. Henny & Paint arms you with all three, including a bar stocked with cognac and Hennessey. Whether you follow the friendly instructor's guidance or take the strokes less traveled for a unique piece of your own, you're sure to meet like-minded creative people in a relaxed environment. Enjoy some drinks, great music and create your own take-home masterpiece at Liberty Loft in Brooklyn.
After dazzling audiences in New York and Boston -- and winning the 2013 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical -- an exciting new staging of Pippin comes to Alexandria. This updated version of the Broadway classic infuses the production with a modern vision through the millennial lens, while still rocking the music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, the award-winning composer of Wicked and Godspell. With classic songs like "Corner of the Sky," "No Time at All," "Magic to Do" and "Extraordinary," and recreated versions of Bob Fosse's original choreography, this sexy and sophisticated version of Pippin tells the story of the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, who goes on a death-defying journey to find meaning in life. He encounters love, sex, war and politics, and must ultimately choose between a life that's ordinary or a flash of singular glory. Monumental Theatre Company, winner of the 2018 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company, brings the musical to the Ainslie Arts Center.
A dream, reality, or just an illusion? La Magie is a brand new extraordinary style of live entertainment created by Shahrooz. An ensemble of artists, magicians, dancers, comedians and aerialists awaits you at this spectacular show which weaves stories into magic, incorporating unique props and lavish costumes. You'll witness grand illusions, levitating girls, teleportation and intricately choreographed dance numbers at L.A.'s El Portal Theater.
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
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.
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.
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.
Picture it: New York City, 2018. Dorothy, Blanche and Rose have landed in the Big Apple searching for Sophia, who has escaped from Miami's Shady Pines. In a series of Hot Flashbacks, this hilarious drag trio lovingly spoofs the iconic moments, share a few slices of cheesecake and might just find Sophia right in the audience. Watch The Golden Gays channel those beloved sassy sitcom seniors on stage at The Kirk @ Theater Row.
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.
Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime) have lovingly brought to life all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination named Jojo. The colorful characters will transport you from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Prepare for the whimsical trip of a lifetime when Seussical comes to the stage of the Downtown Theatre courtesy of Missouri Street Theatre.
We the Men explores the private and real conversations happening right now between men as they investigate whether the sexes are coming closer together or moving further apart. In 2017, show co-creator and director Tracey Erin Smith took 54 women on the Soulomobile, Soulo Theatre's storytelling bus, to the Women's March on Washington and now feels the need to check in on how the men are doing since the evolutionary movement. The script is based on conversations with real men exploring the backlash towards the #metoo movement while sharing a few of their own #metoo stories. FRIGID New York takes to the stage at Kraine Theater with a culturally and artistically diverse cast from Pakistani, Indonesian, Jewish and LGBTQ backgrounds, delivering the stories of eight "men" (women who have been theatrically transformed into men).
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.
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)
Want to get away but lack the time or money? This daylong tour "takes you away" to all the best that Los Angeles has to offer. Explore on foot and by public transit as you get a feel for what it really means to live in Los Angeles. Sure, you'll see all the tourist musts like the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive and Venice Beach, but you'll also visit a hidden garden oasis on Hollywood Boulevard, learn about film and television history at a local media museum, and take a bike ride along the Pacific Ocean's famous beach path. Locals know that the best lunch to be had isn't in a fancy restaurant, but at the Farmers Market, which is a historic landmark that's been running continuously since 1934. You'll grab lunch from one (or more) of the plethora of food vendors before heading to a bakery and then on to a stroll along the glamorous Rodeo Drive. By the end of this 8-hour guided adventure, you'll come away feeling like you've gotten away -- and having a new appreciation for this wonderful city.
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.
Alice: A Wonder-Full Musical parallels the theme of Lewis Carroll's famous story, Alice in Wonderland, the whimsical tale of a girl whose curiosity propels herself into a wild world of imagination, with a fresh and enthralling approach. Set in a modern-day high school, Alice takes a musical journey down the "rabbit hole," as she meets unforgettable characters and embarks on an adventure of self-discovery. Come be a part of this original show, written by CYT San Diego alum Jon Lorenz, at Patrick Henry Performing 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.
Free Pizza is a weekly extravaganza at Laugh Out Loud Chicago featuring musical guests, different improv groups from around the city, ensembles from The Laugh Out Loud League and The Improv Den. And yes, there's also free pizza -- just be sure to show up before it runs out!
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Jul 26, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Aug 2, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Aug 9, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Aug 16, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Aug 23, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Aug 30, 2018 / 8:30pm
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.
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.
Step aboard the Spirit of Baltimore for unparalleled cruising fun in the Inner Harbor. This historic seaport is one of Baltimore's iconic landmarks. Framed by the city skyline and its beautiful parks, the Inner Harbor area is home to many of Baltimore's biggest attractions, such as the National Aquarium and Camden Yard Sports Complex. Dine on a delicious buffet, dance to Top 40 hits played by a live DJ and catch breathtaking views of Baltimore's famous waterfront. These three-hour cruises set sail all year-round, offering seasonal viewing of the city.
Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 5:00pm (Boarding Begins at 4:30pm)Friday, Jul 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Aug 3, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Sunday, Aug 5, 2018 / 5:00pm (Boarding Begins at 4:30pm)Friday, Aug 10, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 / 5:00pm (Boarding Begins at 4:30pm)Friday, Aug 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 / 5:00pm (Boarding Begins at 4:30pm)
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.
Jerry Herman's energetic Hello, Dolly! is classic American musical theater at its finest. Since its debut in 1964, the show has entertained audiences worldwide and garnered 15 Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, including the recent award-winning revival starring Bette Midler. Hello, Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish and features such memorable songs as "Before the Parade Passes By," "It Only Takes a Moment," "Put on Your Sunday Clothes," and of course the memorable title number. Set in New York City at the turn of the 20th century, the story centers on Dolly Levi -- a widow, a matchmaker and a professional meddler. But everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. See this fun, upbeat musical at The GEM Theater in Garden Grove.
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.
Calling all filmmakers, producers, musicians, directors, illustrators, screenwriters, actors, designers, comic book artists and anyone else associated with the entertainment industry! Are you interested in learning the ins and outs of the entertainment business? Want to meet, network and exchange ideas with some of Atlanta's premiere creative minds? The aim of The Atlanta Creators Conference is to create an affordable "synergy" to bridge the gap and provide avenues to actively and positively promote, encourage and give a voice to all who have an interest in the entertainment and creative industry. The event takes place the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. There'll be open-mic introductions, networking time, presentations, guest speakers and more over the two-day conference.
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)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)Friday, Aug 17, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Friday, Aug 24, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Friday, Aug 31, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)
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.
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)
Cue jokes about getting a "rise" out of the audience ... The Penis Talk Show delivers on exactly what its title promises, as three exposed yet totally anonymous individuals take to the stage at The Abyss Theatre in Wilton Manors to converse with the audience and share their most personal penis-centric stories. Now in its third year, this titillating yet educational and even (ahem) uplifting peek into human sexuality's discreet interview format allows its onstage subjects to be as frank as they want to be, and to answer your most burning questions. Come find out everything you've ever wanted to know about male genitalia, but were afraid to ask at South Florida's longest running show..
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's 1962 and plump, big-haired teenager Tracy Turnblad dreams of dancing on the local teenage TV dance program. When she learns a few dance moves from her black friend Seaweed, her wish comes true and she becomes an instant local celebrity. Using her new-found fame, Tracy advocates for racial integration on the show -- an uphill battle she has every intention of winning. "You Can't Stop the Beat" when Hairspray the Musical shimmies into the Smith Center Amphitheatre at Fremont's Ohlone College.
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
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.
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 Swingin Doors in Terrell.
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.
Come out for a fun filled evening of whiskey and comedy! Get ready for a journey through the deep complex flavors of high-end whiskey with a lot of laughs along the way! This tasting and entertainment experience includes a flight of four whiskeys, led by whiskey specialist and designer, Rachna Hukmani, who is also the owner/founder of Whiskey Stories. Her unique presentation of each whiskey will leave you feeling enticed, amused and informed. Gourmet food pairings will complement the flavors of each whiskey, and to add to the fun, each whiskey will be accompanied by a stand-up comedy set!
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.
Enjoy all the best brunch favorites, from mimosas and bagels, to pastries, coffee and tea, along with something extra special: a cruise around New York Harbor. During this two-hour sail aboard the Shearwater, you and your friends and family will enjoy a buffet brunch along with champagne, coffee, tea and soft drinks included (or you can purchase beer, wine or cocktails if you'd like). While you're noshing on salmon, fruit and croissants, take in sights like the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline and soak up the atmosphere of being out on the water. Please see the full event description for the menu.
Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, Aug 5, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, Sep 2, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, Sep 9, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)
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.
The disco-fueled interactive dance party known as The Donkey Show, very loosely inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, puts you smack in the middle of the action in a funky Cambridge lounge setting. Featuring two full bars and a dance floor, OBERON's Diane Paulus-created wonderland was inspired by Studio 54 in its heyday, when celebrities and art icons would mix and mingle with kids from Queens, and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack would be shaking the speakers. While you -- and the rest of the audience -- drink, dance to disco classics or just check out the action, the motley crew of characters in this glammed-up, sex-fueled version of Shakespeare's play re-enact the hilariously chaotic tale of a magic elixir that wreaks havoc at the nightclub. But it's mostly just a cool boogie-filled bash.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Aug 18, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 7:30pm
From a showdown with a violent felon in small-town Nebraska to a childhood listening to anti-conformist rants in San Francisco, Dan Hoyle's solo show Each and Every Thing takes you on an emotional odyssey that crisscrosses America to explore how we experience the world in the digital age. Award-winning actor and playwright Dan Hoyle's production depicts his search for true community, spontaneity and wonder in today's fractured and hyper-connected world, making pit stops at a Digital Detox retreat in remote Northern California, the intellectual temple of Calcutta's famed coffeehouse and a soul-baring confession in Manhattan. Be there when Dan Hoyle brings his award-winning show to the stage of The Marsh Berkeley.
#//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.
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.
Jenni and Selena tribute artists will take over the Sage Restaurant & Lounge in Whittier with a night honoring the Latin pop stars. They'll be performing in the main room, where DJs will also spin '80s and Spanish-language hits.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 10:45pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)
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.
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.
Cruise through Boston Harbor aboard the luxurious and recently updated Odyssey, and enjoy unparalleled views of the city's greatest landmarks. You'll be treated to a delicious dinner, along with an opportunity to dance to the music of a live band or DJs. Creative appetizers, entrees and desserts are prepared fresh on board daily, and the charming waitstaff will offer an assortment of award-winning wines. These cruises are great for special occasions and romantic evenings on the harbor.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Friday, Jul 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Friday, Aug 17, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)
The Peculiar Patriot confronts the complex and critical issue of mass incarceration on stage at New York's National Black Theatre. With more than 2.5 million people behind bars, America is the world's leading prison superpower. The Peculiar Patriot examines the human impact and inhuman machinery of the prison industrial complex and shines a glaring light on the racial disparities that feed the draconian system. The play follows protagonist Betsy LaQuanda Ross, a self-proclaimed peculiar patriot, as she makes regular visits to penitentiaries to boost the morale of her incarcerated friends and family, navigating love between barbed wire. As she shares neighborhood updates and gossip and reminisces about family, Betsy delivers a shrewd indictment of the criminal justice system in her own authentic and inimitable style, with a heavy dose of humor to boot.
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.
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.
Oregon's Columbia River Gorge is home to breathtaking vistas, lush green hills, towering trees and more than 90 waterfalls -- and there's no better way to see it all than from the deck of the Explorer Jet Boat. On the exhilarating and informative Heart of the Gorge tour, you'll cover 120 miles of spectacular scenery, starting with the Portland skyline before making your way up the Columbia Gorge and through the locks at Bonneville Dam, all of it fully narrated by an experienced guide. At the halfway point of your journey, in the town of Cascade Locks, food is available for purchase at the Locks Waterfront Grill, before the return trip to Portland. Or, if you're a cycling enthusiast looking to burn a few calories, you can bring your bike on the boat and then ride back along 45 miles of the Columbia Gorge Historic Highway.
Monday, Jul 16, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)Monday, Jul 23, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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)
Who was Mary Jo Kopechne? The answer to a trivia question? The woman who kept Ted Kennedy from being President? The ultimate #MeToo victim? The Death and Life of Mary Jo Kopechne imagines who this young woman was and who she could have been had she not gotten in the car with the senator. What if the two dead Kennedy brothers, JFK and RFK, had shown up to bail out their kid brother? What if Mary Jo Kopechne had the chance to confront them? And what if things had gone differently that fateful night in July of 1969, just 24 hours before man landed on the moon -- and three years before Richard Nixon inhabited the White House? A timely dramedy of magic realism and revisionist history told with wit and insight, The Death and Life of Mary Jo Kopechne comes to the Odyssey Theatre in L.A.
Prepare your body for BODY, where you can shake it to the best in Afro-Caribbean grooves. DJ Tyn Man and DJ Money Bull spin reggae for a great weekly dance night at The Promontory in Chicago. Check out the impressive 11:00pm dance exhibition, and even catch a lesson to bring out your coolest self in the form of slick new dance moves.
After the death of her husband, Bernada Alba forces her five daughters to endure a brutal mourning period that doesn't allow them to leave the house for years. Trapped in a repressive home, jealousy and envy soon erupt among the sisters as each struggles for personal freedom. Passionate, lyrical and haunting, The House of Bernarda Alba is an epic Spanish tragedy that seeks to incite revelation and revolution within its audience. New York's Onomatopoeia Theatre Company explores this timeless play at Gene Frankel Theatre.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wasteland follows two post-apocalyptic marauders as they stumble into the workshop of inventor Sam Neville in the middle of the wasteland of near-future Chicago. Along with Sam's masochistic Crash Test Dummy and a mysterious woman warrior named Fiercia, this motley crew fends off attacks by the cannibalistic Morlocks and their leader Dennis. Featuring puppets created by Sam Locke, this Annoyance Theatre & Bar performance is a show like no other.
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jul 26, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 2, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 9, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 16, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 23, 2018 / 8:00pm
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.
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.
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
The popular Annoyance Theatre comedy Steamworks: The Musical is coming back -- with fun new songs and some outrageous new characters! This singing and dancing extravaganza tells the hilarious story of a wide-eyed young man who moves to the Windy City seeking love ... and instead stumbles into a legendary bathhouse, where his mind is blown by the colorful cast of characters who hang out there. Will he meet the man of his dreams? Or will all his hunky hopes disappear in a puff of bathhouse steam? Find out in in this fun-filled revival of Steamworks: The Musical at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar.
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)
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.
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)
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Broadway musical offers a colorful twist on the Old Testament tale of Joseph, whose father gives him a gorgeous multi-hued cloak as a gift. Green with envy over the garment, Joseph's brothers sell him into slavery, and he ends up in Egypt, where he manages to rescue the country from famine, with a little help from an Elvis-esque pharoah. A multiple Tony nominee when it first appeared on stage, this always-popular show is great fun for all ages and boasts a mix of musical styles, ranging from country and pop to rock and even calypso. See this fast-paced production at the StageDoor Theatre in the Denver area.
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)
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.
New York City at sunset -- is there any more romantic setting for a cruise? You'll set sail from the south side of Battery Park aboard Manhattan By Sail's Clipper City, and soak up the stunning views as the sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty and casts its warm glow over the most famous skyline in the world. Order a drink from the full bar, roam the spacious main deck or raised quarterdeck, and enjoy the sights on this two-hour cruise aboard New York's only tall ship.
Taking place in the distant future, the story of We Will Rock You exists as a framework, allowing the cast to "rock" the best of Queen's greatest hits. At the California Theatre of the Performing Arts, Earth's name has been changed to Planet Mall. Everyone wears the same clothes, thinks the same thoughts and goes about in a brain-dead haze. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. Gasp! It's up to a small group of "Bohemians" (Get it?) struggling to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion and most of all, live music. With the help of Pop, an ancient hippie librarian, and two Bohemians, Galileo and Scaramouche, they'll find Rock's Holy Grail, Brian May's guitar buried in the remains of Embley Stadium.
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.
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)
In a city as steeped in history as Philadelphia, there are plenty of stories and secrets to be told, and during the Haunted Pub Crawl you'll become acquainted with some of The City of Brotherly Love's most "spirited" former residents. For the first hour, you'll visit the sites of actual witch trials, see the graves of the Founding Fathers, hear about the bodies stacked under colonial structures and more in a walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. The following two hours is for paranormal pub visits, where at each location you'll get an included drink and a snack in addition to awesome specials as you listen to ghost stories, play spooky trivia games and win fun prizes. Don't miss this truly spirited evening of haunted fun!
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 5:00pm Friday, Jul 27, 2018 / 5:00pm Friday, Aug 3, 2018 / 5:00pm Friday, Aug 10, 2018 / 5:00pm Friday, Aug 17, 2018 / 5:00pm Friday, Aug 24, 2018 / 5:00pm Friday, Aug 31, 2018 / 5:00pm Friday, Sep 7, 2018 / 5:00pm
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.
For a singer with such powerful pipes, it's something of a shock to hear vocalist Emilie Surtees describe herself as primarily a "listener." Then again, maybe it's her extraordinary capacity to listen that gives her tribute to Gladys Knight, Roberta Flack & Stevie Wonder its amazing accuracy. Surtees not only replicates hit songs, power note for power note, but communicates the soul of each singer who originally recorded them -- something that requires not only incredible vocals but also a profound appreciation of music. Be moved and amazed by a tribute artist every bit as talented as the singers she honors in this concert at Club Bonafide in New York City.
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.
Monday, Jul 16, 2018 / 7:05pm (vs. Road Warriors - Dollar Dogs and Margarita Monday)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)
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.
There's plenty of room for funny business at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, which just happens to be the world's largest comedy club, at 12,500 square feet. And just like its fellow outlets in Chicago and L.A., this venue regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from the Southland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Long Beach club is also home to the official Laugh Factory Stand-Up Comedy Hall of Fame and Museum, which boasts more than 500 pieces of comedy memorabilia from the likes of Groucho Marx and Rodney Dangerfield, plus wax figures of greats like Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor.
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.
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 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.
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.
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)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)