The LA County Fair is ringing in its 96th anniversary at Fairplex in Pomona! Get your kicks on a road trip celebrating Route 66 culture, where you can experience cars, neon signs, attractions, highway motels and all the kitsch that makes up the vanishing American roadside. RCS carnival returns with more than 70 thrilling rides and 40 fun-filled games. The Farm is perfect for seeing agriculture in action, with more than 150 crops and the Big Red Barn full of animals. And, of course, you'll find a full array of food -- deep-fried, on-a-stick, barbecued, dipped in chocolate and just plain delicious. Make sure to visit the new e-Sports Gaming World, Retro City Festival and Haunted 66 attractions.
Good for Any Date From August 31 Through September 23, 2018
Tumble down the rabbit hole and into a surreal Wonder World. Walk in the footsteps of Andy Warhol as this delightful mash-up of art and whimsy takes over the pop-art legend's historic studio in SoHo, NYC. Expand your mind and then blow it wide open as you get lost across two floors of fantastical installations. Explore a flower tunnel, steep in a giant teacup, splash in the bubble swimming pool and soar to the moon. It's a day chock-full of Instagram-worthy spots. Besides, if you don't document it, you might think it was all just a dream.
When an unexpected death shatters her family, Victoria retreats into the darkest recesses of her psyche in search of a way forward. To find meaning in this impossible loss, she brings a terrible creation to life -- one whose existence threatens all hopes for the future. Haunted and hunted at every turn, Victoria must endure a nightmare journey of the soul in a quest for survival. Grapple with the demons of grief and denial when this world premiere adaptation of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's 1818 thriller Frankenstein unleashes its psychological suspense at Chicago's Lifeline Theatre.
When an ominous letter arrives from her brother out on the oil fields, 13-year-old Cozbi sets off for Anwar, Alaska to find him. Armed only with a book on corporate communication strategy and a sharp ax, Cozbi battles her way through an Arctic wilderness in pursuit of her missing brother. But she'll have to face far more than a multi-tentacled HR rep to learn the truth. Part mythic journey, part workplace satire, Bennett Fisher's Borealis is a darkly comic adventure that explores family obligation, career aspiration and what we leave behind to make our way to the top. See it at Chicago's Chopin Theatre Mainstage.
This glam rock musical phenomenon follows a transgender East German rock singer named Hedwig and her band, The Angry Inch. Through an electrifying rock score and a wickedly hilarious book by John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig enchants her audience with the gritty details of her life. She recalls growing up in East Berlin as a "girly boy" named Hansel who undergoes a botched sex-change operation after falling in love with an American G.I. Come along as she journeys to America, has a tumultuous relationship with rock star Tommy Gnosis and rises to Z-list fame. The notorious musical began its life off-Broadway, before gaining a cult following through hundreds of subsequent productions around the world. In 2014, Hedwig made its Tony Award-winning Broadway debut. Hedwig and the Angry Inch now jabs a stiletto through the heart of San Francisco at the Victoria Theatre.
Strap on your ruby slippers and join the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, too, for this adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. Everyone loves the classic story of the girl who wakes up in a strange land filled with witches and wizards, munchkins and monkeys -- and befriends a cowardly lion, a tin man without a heart and a scarecrow with no brain in her quest to find her way back home. Journey down the yellow brick road through the land of Oz to meet the Wizard while humming along to memorable songs from the Oscar-winning film, including "Over the Rainbow," "We're Off to See the Wizard" and "If I Only Had a Brain." The whole family will enjoy this zippy, one-hour version now playing at the Harlem Repertory Theatre in New York.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 3:00pm
Spend a day cooling off at California's largest water park, Raging Waters Los Angeles. With 50 beautifully landscaped acres of slides, attractions and its own sandy beach, Raging Waters has active entertainment options for everyone. Feel the adrenaline rush on the all new Aqua Rocket, a four-person rocket style raft merging the excitement of a roller coaster and the thrills and spills of a water ride. Face thrillers like the Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror, which features both a 40-foot drop and 360-degree spins ... in total darkness! Make a splash at Wave Cove, a wave pool that simulates true tidal movements or just kick back and tube the quarter-mile-long lazy river known as Amazon Adventure. Just grab your bathing suit and the sun screen and get ready for a good time!
Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Sweat is the scorching new play from Lynn Nottage (Ruined) that The New York Times called "keenly observed and surprisingly funny ... throbs with heartfelt life. " In the industrial town of Reading, Pennsylvania, a group of friends spend their days on the factory floor and their nights sharing drinks, secrets and laughs. But then layoffs and picket lines begin to erode their trust, and they find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight for self-preservation. Based on Nottage's extensive research and interviews with residents of Reading and arriving at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles after a heralded Broadway run, Sweat is a searing reflection of America's economic decline.
Things at The Artificial Jungle, the dilapidated pet store owned by mild-mannered Chester Nurdiger (Ed Jones), are pretty routine. The devoted Mother Nurdiger (David Cerda) does her best to give her son everything he needs, but there are some things a mother just can't provide. Chester's wife, the sultry and stifled Roxanne Nurdiger (Sydney Genco), is as restless as one of the hamsters in a cage, and when Zachary Slade, a mysterious drifter (David Lipschutz) enters the picture, passions run wild. Roxanne and Zachary have the perfect plan to get rid of Chester and live the life Roxanne craves. Combining elements of Therese Raquin, Double Indemnity and even Little Shop of Horrors, is The Artificial Jungle is a masterful mélange of styles that leave no doubt as to why the playwright, the late Charles Ludlam, considered one of the creators of the Theatre of the Ridiculous. It's also the perfect fit for Hell in a Handbag Productions -- Chicago's leading theater dedicated to ridiculousness, camp and parody. See it at Stage 773
An old-school pop and hip-hop party's on tap at Mountain Winery in Saratoga as Vanilla Ice throws down with fellow '90s music megastars Coolio, Kid 'n Play and Young MC for a throwback show of epic proportions. Vanilla Ice kept things cool with "Ice Ice Baby" back in the day, while Coolio set the pop world on fire with the crossover hit "Gangsta's Paradise," which would go on to be listed on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All-Time. Stars of their own Saturday-morning cartoon show Kid 'n Play ("Funhouse") and rapper Young MC ("Bust a Move") are also set for this jam-packed bill.
The longest-running dinner show in Las Vegas, Marriage Can Be Murder is an interactive and outrageous murder mystery experience in which the actors are planted among you and the other unsuspecting guests. This award-winning two-hour experience at The D Casino Hotel is a murder-mystery dinner show like no other, featuring a host of hilarious characters, confounding clues and plenty of audience interaction. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal and become part of the fun as you try to figure out "whodunit" in this one-of-a-kind show.
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM) Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 6:30 PM (Doors open and salad service begins at 6:00 PM)
Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music that would become a rhythmic precursor to rock and roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a pioneer of mid-20th-century music with a huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix and Ray Charles. Set in the showroom of a funeral home, in 1946 Mississippi, Marie and Rosetta chronicles the unlikely first rehearsal between Rosetta and the prim young, Marie Knight. In this musical celebration of two extraordinary black women, they put their heads together to see if the potential protégée could summon the stuff to allow for a professional partnership that might topple the male stranglehold suppressing Rosetta's career. Delve into the roots of rock at D.C.'s Atlas Performing Arts Center.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a fast-paced farce which combines elements of commedia dell arte, vaudeville and musical comedy into a show that is guaranteed to have audiences rolling in the aisles. In Forum, the slave Pseudolus schemes to win the heart (and body) of the beautiful virgin courtesan Philia for his young master, Hero. In exchange, Hero will grant Pseudolus his heart's desire: freedom. However, things are never as easy as they seem. Philia is promised to a vain, swaggering solider named Miles Glorious and he's on his way to claim her. Chaos ensues!
This intriguing new adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's WWI-era play transports you to WWII-era London, during the frenzied first days of the Blitz. With the performance interrupted, the cast and audience have joined together to seek shelter in the theater's basement, where the actors set out to entertain with Shaw's Heartbreak House -- the story of a weekend gathering in the English countryside that soon becomes a tangle of unlikely attachments and unwanted complications as war looms. The Gingold Theatrical Group, which specializes in Shaw, based this staging on the real-life exploits of the company's namesake, actress Hermoine Gingold, who made vivid and hilarious impressions in movies like Around the World in 80 Days, The Music Man and Gigi.
Have you ever wanted to just escape the noise? Six people fleeing from city life meet in the overwhelming quiet of the woods to embark on a silent retreat in the new play Small Mouth Sounds. As these strangers confront their demons, both large and small, their vows of silence collide with the human need to connect with one another. An Off-Broadway hit, the play comes from Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl and is directed by Ryan Rilette. Using awkward and insightful humor, this compassionate and funny work at Round House Theatre in Bethesda asks how we address life's biggest questions when there's no way to ask them.
There's always something new to do on a Saturday night in New York, but it's usually on solid ground. Escape on a mini-getaway from the city without straying too far from the lights and action. Spend a Saturday night on a three-hour cruise aboard the Serenity Yacht or the Audubon Yacht and see the skyline of Manhattan in all its glory from the unique vantage point of the Hudson and East Rivers. This weekend party on the water features a dance floor with Top 40 and rock music served up by a live DJ, along with a cash bar where you can order your favorite cocktails. Enjoy the bash down below or head to the top deck for great views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty and more.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)
The renowned comic actor and author Steve Martin provides a wild hilarious satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Maskes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, Theo fears the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise's momentary display does not result in the anticipated scandal, but it does earn her a good 15 minutes of fame, and 15 minutes of fame, which reaches an apex when she's recognized by the two infatuated men who are renting the couple's spare room. Enjoy a cavalcade of double entendres with The Underpants hits the stage of the Las Vegas Little Theatre.
It's 1950s Hollywood and the Cold War is about to come knocking on silver-screen star Mary Dale's palatial front door. Her husband's method acting class is a front for the Communist party, which threatens to destroy everything she holds dear. Mary must rally to defend her marriage, Hollywood and the American way in this outrageously funny and ironically timely parody from Charles Busch, the master of camp. Enjoy Red Scare On Sunset at New Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. You can come to the bar early and enjoy cocktail specials and music, not to mention that Thursday nights feature a special drag performance pre-show.
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.
Long before Carole King became a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a girl from Brooklyn. Beloved for penning such classics as "You've Got a Friend" and "I Feel the Earth Move," she fought her way into the record business as a teenager and ultimately flourished, writing hits for some of the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice. Beautiful is the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. It's no surprise that Beautiful - The Carole King Musical won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album of 2015. A resounding success on Broadway, this unforgettable show now returns to Hollywood's Pantages Theatre after a hit run in 2016.
Trey McIntyre -- whose world premiere celebrating the Summer of Love was a Smuin hit last spring -- returns to kick off Smuin's 25th anniversary with Blue Until June. This sultry dance set to the heart-wrenching vocals of legend Etta James is McIntyre's third collaboration with Smuin, which also commissioned his hit Oh, Inverted World. Continuing Smuin's long-time dedication to fostering new talent within the company, this Hofmann Theater performance also features a trio of main stage premieres by dancers Nicole Haskins, Ben Needham-Wood and Rex Wheeler. Dance Series 01 will also include Michael Smuin's timeless Schubert Scherzo, an effervescent dance set to Schubert's sprightly C-Major Symphony. It all takes place at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.
A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," the merry members of New York's Drunk Shakespeare Society invite you to The Lounge for a night of suds and sonnets, cocktails and couplets, booze and ... well, you get the idea. As one member of this talented cast of lead-livered actors imbibes more than their fair share of liquid courage, an outrageous evening of theater ensues as they attempt to lead the rest of the cast through a Shakespeare story in just over one hour. Rest assured, the results will be sloppy, silly and occasionally iambic as the night devolves into inevitable debauchery.
Bad is always better -- just take a look at any Disney villain: they've got a killer look, a devious master plan and a big, loud song-and-dance number that shows off all their evilness. And now you can revel in all the wicked delights of Disney's most iconic baddies when L.A.'s Rockwell Table & Stage presents Broadway Sings Disney. Hosted by Kate Pazakis (The Big Gay Musical) and Peter Vogt (The Goodbye Girl), this whimsical show tune showcase features some of the brightest stars from Broadway, film and TV belting out your favorite villain tunes. Whether its Ursula's voice-snatching anthem or Gaston's macho tribute to himself, you never know what deliciously evil song you'll hear next -- but you can be sure to have an awfully good time singing along.
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.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 2:00pm (Boarding Begins at 1:45pm)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:45pm)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 2:00pm (Boarding Begins at 1:45pm)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:45pm)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 2:00pm (Boarding Begins at 1:45pm)
A new comedy musical is coming to Chicago: Tootsie. Based on the movie the American Film Institute calls "one of the funniest movies of all time," Tootsie is the story of a talented, but difficult-to-work-with actor who will do anything to land the role of a lifetime. Starring Tony nominee Santino Fontana (Cinderella, the film Frozen), this new production features a score by Tony winner David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, The Full Monty), a book by Robert Horn (13, Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance), choreography by Tony nominee Denis Jones (Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas), and direction by eight-time Tony nominee and Olivier Award winner Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century). Tootsie will play a pre-Broadway engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre before opening on Broadway in Spring 2019.
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.
Legendary American R&B and soul singer and musician Aaron Neville has had four Platinum-certified albums and four Top 10 hits in the United States, including three that went to #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. His new album, Apache, touches on the mystic gumbo of the greatest Neville Brothers albums, brings in the sheer sweetness of his most famous solo recordings and diverges toward the hard-edged R&B of the pre-disco 1970s. It's been called the funkiest album of his career, and the most personal, since it marks the first time he's co-written an entire album's worth of material. Aaron hit the big time in 1966 with the delicate "Tell It Like It Is." He and his brothers formed what eventually became known as The Neville Brothers, although he also continued his career as a solo artist. In 1989 he hit the charts big-time again in a duet with Linda Ronstadt called "Don't Know Much," and lately has been issuing gospel albums. Now you can see him live at the Historic Everett Theatre. Singer/songwriter Billy Mac opens the show.
For over a decade, Puppetry of the Penis has been making audiences laugh worldwide with unclad "puppeteers" who stretch themselves to the limit performing genital origami. The two performers move through a series of tricks, contorting themselves into shapes such as the "Hamburger" and "Loch Ness Monster." Now you can catch this outrageous international hit at the Erotic Heritage Museum Las Vegas.
Lear, the aging King of Britain, decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom evenly among his three daughters. First, however, he puts his daughters through a test, asking each to tell him how much she loves him. Goneril and Regan, Lear's older daughters, give their father flattering answers. But, Cordelia, Lear's youngest and favorite daughter, remains silent, saying that she has no words to describe how much she loves her father. Lear then flies into a rage and disowns Cordelia. Find out the daughters' fate when Actors Workshop of Sacramento brings Shakespeare's King Lear to the California Stage Complex's Main Stage.
The Queen of Soul, Lady Soul, and Legend are just a few of the iconic names that describe Aretha Franklin. See and hear her story as never told before with Natural Woman. Experience her iconic songs all over again, including such hits as "Chain of Fools," "Never Loved a Man," "Ain't No Way," and more. This sensational stage production will have you on your feet and, of course, singing "Respect" all the way home. You won't want to miss this show at the Strand Theatre in Marietta.
TheWrap praised The Antipodes as one of the 11 Best Theatre Productions of 2017, while Time Out New York placed it on its list of the 10 Best Theatre Productions of 2017. The Antipodes is a play about people telling stories about people telling stories. Following the successes of her Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick and her haunting and enigmatic John, Stray Cat is thrilled to once again bring the latest work by in-house favorite playwright Annie Baker to Tempe Center for the Arts. An unnamed conference room. A group of creators on an intense and intensely surreal brainstorming session for unspecified purposes. All we know is that these people are being asked to keep coming up with stories -- the more personal the better -- in the hopes that something will jell and move their project -- whatever that may be -- forward. The New York Times declared, "Annie Baker's in-all-ways fabulous new play about professional fabulators in pursuit of the ultimate yarn ... (is) endlessly fascinating ... The Antipodes is also deeply funny."
When was the last time you played? No. I mean really played! I'm talking about those warm summer days when you couldn't wait to get outside and join your friends for some good times on your block. The sun was shining, mosquitoes were biting, and the echoes of laughter could be heard for miles. Join us in this Pop Up edition of Adult Play Date (APD) as we relive some of our favorite childhood games with a twist; accompanied with snacks, amazing people, and great music! Let's Get It.
Dreamgirls follows an all-girl black singing trio from Chicago called "The Dreams" on their rise to stardom. As The Dreams' fortunes rise (and fall), their story exposes the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry. At first, everything seems to be going great -- the Dreams are making it big and lead singer Ellie is finding love with their manager. As time goes by, personal conflicts threaten to break up the group. Experience the thrills, the heartbreak and the fantastic score of this musical titan at North Hollywood's Cupcake Theater, featuring songs such as "Steppin' to the Bad Side," "Cadillac Car" and "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going."
Ed and his sons are celebrating the holidays in their traditional style. As Jake and Drew sit around eating Chinese takeout, playing games, and pranking each other, it quickly becomes apparent that something is wrong with their brother Matt. Written by Young Jean Lee, this searing satirical comedy fearlessly examines identity and privilege and throws into question the value of being Straight White Men. Catch the show at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown.
You've experienced the full-throated hilarity of Kym Whitley beaming from your TV screen -- she's starred everywhere from Curb Your Enthusiasm to Young & Hungry to her OWN Network docu-series, Raising Whitley. You may even recognize her voice from kids' cartoon Pinky Malinky. Now's your chance to catch this ever-busy comedienne in the flesh. Whitley's headlining a weekend block of sets at the Baltimore Comedy Factory, where she'll deliver the kind of saucy, rapid-fire stand-up that's kept her in demand for decades.
Set inside the fictional Malcolm X High School in the Bronx, Definition Theatre's No Child ... follows Ms. Sun, a hopeful young teaching artist tasked with leading a boisterous class of sophomores in a performance of Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good. Teaching theater is not easy, and Ms. Sun must learn to navigate teenage angst, timid teachers and overworked administrators as she works to build a play and a community amongst her students. No Child ... is an insightful, hilarious and touching exploration of the New York City public school system by acclaimed actress and playwright Nilaja Sun. See it at the Richard Christiansen Theater in Chicago.
Before there was Hamilton, there was In the Heights. The brilliance of Lin-Manuel Miranda's new vision of American musical theater -- in all its blow-the-top-off-expectations exuberance -- is spectacularly realized in both shows. Like Hamilton, In the Heights' style is ostensibly hip-hop, but characters sing and dance to a wide variety of musical styles and moods. Energetic and infectious, the show tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood -- a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. Enjoy this high-energy production at the Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse.
Soak up the gorgeous golden sights as you set sail on the classic-style schooner America 2.0, heading from Chelsea Piers down the Hudson River to Battery Park and out into New York Harbor. Relax and enjoy three rounds of beer, wine, champagne, soda or bottled water on a two-hour journey that includes iconic sites like the Statue of Liberty, bathed in the majestic colors of the setting sun. Wind and time permitting, the cruise will continue from the Statue of Liberty toward Governors Island, breeze by the Financial District and sail through the Buttermilk Channel.
What would you do if your life turned into a musical? Howard Barnes is about to find out. The Truman Show meets Spamalot in this hysterical new musical comedy where average, ordinary Howard is thrust into an all-singing, all-dancing quest (like you do in a musical) to get his life back to normal. It's equal parts satire, romantic comedy and a love letter to the American musical. Can Howard escape the spotlight's glare, or will he be trapped with singing orphans and dancing cats ... forever? Find out when The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes brings its flurry of jazz hands to the stage at the Village Theatre in Issaquah.
Opera superstar Plácido Domingo and conductor James Conlon join forces for a spectacular Verdi masterpiece at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. With rich orchestrations, thundering choruses and an endless flow of rapturous melodies, one of Verdi's grandest and greatest works is an enthralling tale of morality and mortality. After losing his fiancée to his father, the king of Spain, the broken-hearted Don Carlo realigns his sympathies and turns against the Spanish Inquisition, knowing full well that his vow to fight for liberty might ultimately cost him his life. As Don Carlo, superstar Ramón Vargas returns to Los Angeles for the first time in nearly two decades, with Plácido Domingo as his heroic best friend.
Be there when Nearly Naked Theatre presents the Arizona premiere of the dark comedy that is Harlowe. After some mysterious trauma, Harlowe retreats to her family's house in Connecticut, and from the watery depths of the bathtub realizes that she's lost her sense of touch. She can't feel anything -- not cold, not heat, not love, not pain. Then she's interrupted by her family and is thrust into a real world that's as hilarious as it is complex. Moving seamlessly in and out of her thoughts and fears, Jenny Lane's Harlowe is a beautiful latticework of familial need and insecurity, as this young woman and her brood verge ever closer to healing. Enjoy this "theatrical miracle" (New Play Exchange) at Playhouse on the Park in Phoenix.
After a wildly successful appearance at The Public Theater, legendary chanteuse Jomama Jones steps back into the spotlight for a limited time only at the Greenwich House Theater with her critically acclaimed show Black Light. Through sultry original songs and a deeply personal narrative, Ms. Jones leads us into her radiant world, and the extraordinary community it inspires. Jomama -- the dazzling alter-ego of playwright and performer Daniel Alexander Jones -- and her extraordinary ensemble of musicians and back-up singers have returned to NYC. Now, it's your turn to be cast by her spell -- and be changed forever.
Highly theatrical, fast and funny, this is a sexy rediscovery of one of history's most intriguing women, Emilie du Châtelet. Witty, unconventional, rich, and a scientific genius who advances mathematics and physics in Baroque France, Emilie and her sometime lover Voltaire engage passionate romantic battles using unusual weapons. Their tactics include publishing dueling scientific papers, as well as taking other lovers. Tonight, Emilie is back and determined to answer the one question that remained when she died: love or philosophy, head or heart? One of America's most imaginative and successful contemporary playwrights, Lauren Gunderson, revives Emilie to share her truth for audiences to enjoy!
Step back in time at the Roaring Twenties Speakeasy Party, where you'll get to ride the history Griffith Park merry-go-round and experience some show-stopping numbers from the Vintage Cirque crew, filled with a talented cast of eccentric performers and fabulous misfits. Featuring DJ Bree, live music by Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang, food, drink and fun, this evening will be a night to remember.
Beach Blanket Babylon, San Francisco's hilarious pop culture musical revue, is the perfect night out with friends. Celebrating more than 16,000 performances and seen by more than six million people from around the world, this internationally acclaimed production continues to delight audiences at Club Fugazi in San Francisco's North Beach district with its spectacular costumes and outrageously gigantic hats. Entering their 45th year, Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her "Prince Charming." Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing lineup of hilarious political and pop culture characters, including Donald and Melania Trump, Kim Jong-un, Taylor Swift, Colin Kaepernick, Wonder Woman, Sarah Huckabee, Vladimir Putin, Ivanka Trump and Jared, Lady Gaga, Prince, Barack and Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Harvey Weinstein, Bernie Sanders, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Oprah, Prince Harry and Meghan, and the Golden State Warriors.
From rock legends, folk acts and jazz quartets to incomparable hip-hop artists and buzz-worthy indie rock bands, this innovative venue is serving up some of the best music the city has to offer -- along with some of its finest vintages. New York's City Winery is a truly unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes and fine dining. The brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the hugely successful Knitting Factory, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space where folks can not only listen to great music, but also make their own wine, indulging their passion for quality cuisine, art and friendship.
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.
Best known for his '04-'05 hits "Where You Are" and "Home," Louisiana born-and-based Marc Broussard sings a signature mix of Americana, R&B, rock and swamp pop, otherwise known as Bayou Soul. His discs S.O.S.: Save Our Soul and A Life Worth Living both hit the Top 10 on the U.S. Indie charts, and this road warrior is setting off on a European tour soon after this concert at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento. His latest acclaimed album, Easy to Love, and single, "Rose All Day," were released in 2017.
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.
James Oliver Burrow's World Stage presents three original comedies by Seattle native John Ruoff. Light and dark, bitter and sweet, these three comedies go down as smooth as the chocolate that inspired them. Confessions of the Cocoa Luna: A trailer park skater who arranges a hit on the competition is on the lam in Costa Rica, with a Broadway composer who is running away from Disney. Chocolate Hearts: An introverted dentist encounters a loony extrovert in a cemetery on Valentine's Day, with romantic results. Bitter Sweet: A long time Vaudevillian team perform their famous silent comedy routine, with a surprise ending!
Say what you will about the last millennium, but those last few decades knew how to par-tay. Now you can party like it's 1999 (and even earlier) at this fun Flashback Dance Cruise featuring the best dance hits from the '80s, '90s and more. This two-hour cruise aboard the Portland Spirit provides everything you need for a rockin' late night on the river, with a live DJ on deck spinning the biggest hits of the three greatest party music decades ever. Retro outfits are encouraged, so break out those leisure suits, neon leg warmers and Members Only jackets and have a blast.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 11:00pm
Famed for both their risque and risk-taking spectaculars, New York's acclaimed Company XIV reprises their all-male baroque-burlesque take on the classic children's tale The Story of Ferdinand at their theater in Brooklyn. This steamy spin on the macho world of the Spanish matador bursts with erotic energy as our friend Ferdinand faces off in the ring against a ferocious bullfighter, who's no doubt seeing red. Raise a toast to the winner with an exquisitely crafted cocktail or two from the house bar.
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.
Broadway's production of Fun Home clinched five Tony Awards -- including Best Musical of 2015 -- earning praise as "the best of what Broadway can do" by the Associated Press and "something of a miracle" by New York Magazine. Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home tells the story of Alison at three different ages, alongside her uniquely dysfunctional family -- her mother, brothers and brilliant yet volatile father. Intimate, emotional and refreshingly honest, Fun Home captures the experience of seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. See this stirring production at San Diego Repertory Theatre.
Named after its first regular headliner, Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, Birdland first feathered its nest on Broadway in 1949, and has since become synonymous with New York jazz. Count Basie and his band made the club their home, as did Coltrane, Monk, Dizzy, Miles and more. Now on West 44th in Midtown Manhattan, Birdland's still going strong, and is called "close to perfection for serious fans and musicians" by The New York Times, with its awesome sight lines, pristine acoustics and an award-winning Cajun-American menu. You'll find the most famous names in jazz on its stage, as well as exciting up-and-comers every night of the week.
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, Sep 21, 2018 / 6:30pmSaturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 5:00pmThursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 6:30pmFriday, Oct 5, 2018 / 6:30pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 5:00pmThursday, Oct 11, 2018 / 6:30pmFriday, Oct 12, 2018 / 6:30pm
What better way to welcome fall than listening to dark tales of the ghastly deeds and wandering spirits that haunt the brick buildings and gravestones of Harvard Square? This 90-minute guided walking tour, conducted by experts attired in period costume, will send shivers down your spine as you listen to stories of gruesome murders, untimely deaths, dismemberments and other things that go bump in the night. Stories of lovers in mourning, deceased Harvard students and other creepy occurrences will be shared during this tour of the Square, which will culminate in the Burial Ground. Never again will you feel completely alone while making your way through Harvard Square!
An innocuous comment at a dinner of two interracial couples leads to a surreal escalation of Cold War-style paranoia. You Mean to Do Me Harm is a psychological exploration of Chinese and American foreign relations, and of the personal relations we hold most dear. Originally produced as part of last season's Sandbox series, this captivating new play closely examines the different perceptions we operate under and the difficulty of setting our own boundaries. See the world premiere of this "master craftsmanship of local playwright Christopher Chen" at the San Francisco Playhouse.
Every performance of a play is a little different, but The Infinite Wrench takes that concept to a whole nother level. Featuring a barrage of two-minute plays from the Neo-Futurists, this production delivers those plays in a different order each time, based largely on interactions with the audience. You'll see the sets come up and go down, you'll hear shouts from your fellow spectators, and you'll experience theater like you've never experienced it before. See this daring production at the Neo-Futurarium in Chicago.
Since the early '90s, laid-back Chicago comic Damon Williams has been a BET staple, popping up on ComicView and appearing on the BET Live lineup. Along the way, Williams has also hosted Showtime at the Apollo, held down his own Comedy Central special, opened for the Kings of Comedy, worked the college crowd on the Black Comedy Tour and even tried his hand at musical comedy productions. Now, Williams brings his take-no-prisoners musings ("I know I'm going to hell, but I'm taking some of y'all with me!") on everything from hair weaves and courtroom behavior to strip clubs and bedroom tips, to the Atlanta Comedy Theater.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In By 8:00pm)Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In By 8:00pm)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 8:30pm (Check In By 8:00pm)
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, Sep 18, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
Lovably wacky and filled with catchy tunes, Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance has all the ingredients for the perfect farce: a damsel in distress, a brash pirate king, an adorably dopey Major-General, and a series of delightfully absurd mix-ups. Expecting to be released from servitude on his 21st birthday, pirate apprentice Frederic falls for the beautiful young Mabel. But due to a leap-year technicality, the poor lad soon discovers that he must be away from the love of his life and continue his apprenticeship for another 63 years! Will he ever be free? Can he win the hand of Mabel? Find out at Irvine's Musical Theatre Village.
An American jukebox musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley! It's 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that'll have you jumpin' out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Don't Be Cruel." See All Shook Up at Costa Mesa's Lyceum Theater.
The Emperor, Colin Teevan's adaptation of Ryszard Kapuscinski's celebrated and controversial 1978 book of the same name, is a parable about power set at the downfall of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie. Kathryn Hunter astonishingly shapeshifts, portraying 10 male servants of Haile Selassie, among them his pillow-bearer, purse-bearer and dog-urine wiper, creating complex human portraits. Hunter, who with Colin Teevan and Walter Meierjohann were the acclaimed team in the Young Vic production of Kafka's Monkey presented at TFANA in 2013, is here joined by Ethiopian musician Temesgen Zeleke. Kapuscinski, who many considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize, slyly used The Emperor to illuminate corruption and political power in his native Poland. Enjoy this adaptation, which resonates with the world's growing and disturbing fascination with despotism, at the Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn.
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, Sep 22, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Nov 3, 2018 / 10:30pm
The world is about to end in New Jersey, and the only two people who have a good chance of escaping the impending doom are a burnout rocker and his astrophysicist ex-girlfriend. But surviving the black hole approaching earth won't be easy -- first, they have to reconcile their feelings, take a dangerous trip down the NJ Turnpike and make some music along the way. The Eleventh Hour! is a hilarious and irreverent musical comedy featuring music, book, and lyrics by David Seamon, and direction by Annie Rutherford Lutz. Don't miss the #RockApocalypse when it all goes down at Town Stages in New York.
Whether you want to kick off a fabulous date night or wrap up an enjoyable afternoon, this two-hour sunset sail is just the ticket. Step aboard the gorgeous traditional vessel called the Privateer to take in the sights at the most bewitching time of day. You'll sail past Alcatraz, hug the coast at Sausalito and experience the full grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sip two servings of your choice of included beer, wine, soda or water as Privateer cruises along the spectacular San Francisco cityscape, while the sun sets and the lights of the city come to twinkling life.
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)
Jason Mast, the Hollywood star at the center of the new play Famous, is living the dream. He's just been nominated for his first Oscar and is throwing the party to end all parties to celebrate, and you're invited. Through his eyes, you'll witness a world fueled by sex, money and power, where image is everything. The night unfolds at an adrenaline-rushed pace, ultimately revealing one of Jason's darkest secrets. His attempt to control the outcome ignites a chain of events that pushes the boundaries of real friendship and reveals the true cost of fame. Writer-director Michael Leoni, whose previous hit, Elevator, earned raves from the Los Angeles Times and Broadway World, brings this look at the cost of fame to The 11:11.
This long-running New York City hit combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry. The Yang family's amazing transformation of ordinary soap bubbles has earned them international fame and 16 Guinness World Records. The Gazillion Bubble Show has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fox & Friends, The View, the Today show and more. Young or old, this is an event the whole family will enjoy.
It all started with a dummy that he bought from Sears when he was in the fifth grade. Fast forward to adulthood, and Terry Fator won season two of America's Got Talent before earning his own headliner show at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This talented impressionist, comedian and singer from Dallas has a repertoire of more than 100 impersonations, which he brings to life with a variety of puppets who share the stage with him. But what really wins fans over are his amazing singing impressions of musical superstars like Garth Brooks, Dean Martin, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga and more.
Delve into the deep, dark history of Pioneer Square on this adults-only jaunt under the streets of Seattle. During this intimate 60-minute walking tour, your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through three key sections of the historic 1890s-era subterranean passageways, while cluing you in on the drinking, gambling and other illicit activities that ran rampant in the area around the turn of the century. In fact, you'll learn how Skid Road (Yesler Way) became America's very first Skid Row and much more.
The Buffalo Theatre Ensemble kicks off their season with this fast-paced madcap farce. Described as "bubbly like a bottle of champagne," The Ding Dong or How the French Kiss, is sure to be a night out to remember! The New Yorker lauded this Mark Shanahan adaptation of Georges Feydeau's Le Dindon "a delightful update of this nineteenth-century classic!" See The Ding Dong in Glen Ellyn at McAnich Arts Center.
Starring Mary Bridget Davies, A Night with Janis Joplin is a blues-rock theatrical event that captures the legendary singer's life and legacy with all of the live intensity of an actual Joplin concert. Powered by showstopping hits like "Cry Baby," "Piece of My Heart," "Me and Bobby McGee," "Summertime" and "Mercedes Benz," as well as a song Joplin never formally recorded, the show brings Joplin's story to the stage while also saluting some of her famous musical influences, including Bessie Smith, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone. Catch this soulful, no-holds-barred tribute to one of rock music's greatest performers at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Matthew's wife is having an affair with a theater director. Or, perhaps, the affair is part of the play being rehearsed. Or, perhaps, Matthew has imagined all of it simply to have something to report to his therapist. You and the rest of audience will play the role of detective in Private Eyes, a "relationship thriller" about love, lust and the power of deception. This twisty-turny play hits the stage at Twilight Theater Company in Portland.
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EastVille Comedy Club, at it's new home in Brooklyn, 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.
Grab your girlfriends and enjoy this hilarious and inspirational musical comedy that will leave you laughing so hard you'll burn more calories than you have all week. Come and dance in your seat or jump right in as WaistWatchers The Musical takes a hilarious and lighthearted look at four women dishing on food, diets, exercise, friendship, love and sex. Which one of the ladies is most like you? Carla: hitting the gym just so she can eat more chocolate and ice cream? Cheryl: aiming to relieve stress from work and keep looking good? Connie: Hitting the gym for the first time ever in order to feel sexy again? Cindy: Recently divorced and looking to tone up now that she's single and ready to mingle? Find out when this fun-filled musical comes to Chicago's Royal George Theatre, starring The Weather Girls' Martha Wash ("It's Raining Men," "Everybody Dance Now").
Inspired by actress Vivica A. Fox's steamy new Lifetime reality show Vivica's Black Magic, Black Magic Live brings the chocolate off the screen and onto the stage of the Embassy Nightclub Theater in Las Vegas. This mocha-fueled male revue features a flurry of washboard abs, seductive synchronized dance moves and a tantalizing strip tease that only the City of Sin could approve of. Without a doubt, the gals will enjoy this titillating soiree of the hottest black men from near and far.
Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother are picking delicious blueberries to can for the long winter months ahead to make delicious desserts. On the other side of Maine's Blueberry Hill, a mama bear and baby bear are filling up for the long hybernation. But somehow Sal and a baby bear have a mixed-up adventure and lose their mothers. Enjoy this family-friendly musical at the Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park.
In this unique tragicomedy, four women in Depression-era St. Louis live and work together in a valiant effort to stave off loneliness and despair. And, along the way, they uncover false idols -- and maybe even themselves. Directed by Austin Pendleton. La Femme Theatre Productions presents the revival of Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, featuring Kristine Nielsen, Annette O'Toole, Jean Lichty, and Polly McKie, at The Theatre at St. Clement's in New York City.
Hailed as a "brilliant comedy with cutting social satire" (Variety), Bess Wohl's super-sized dark comedy about life, liberty and the pursuit of sandwiches now comes to the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at The Pasadena Playhouse. American Hero takes place at a newly-franchised sub shop at the local mall. There, three up-and-coming "sandwich artists" -- a teenager, a single mom and a downsized corporate banker -- are perfecting the mustard-to-cheese ratio according to the company manual. But when their shot at the American dream is interrupted by a series of peculiar events, they become unlikely allies in a post-recession world. Even as corporate America gives up on them, they band together to prove that heroes aren't born, they're made ... fresh to order on your choice of bread.
Two teams of Chicago-area writers battle it out over six rounds, performing original, funny, crazy, thoughtful short plays. Only one team will win the "vs." championship belt. This time around, the epic battle between Lord of the Rings and Lord of the Flies takes over Mary's Attic at Hamburger Mary's.
Cap off a romantic night in the city and take in the twinkling lights of the beautiful Boston skyline with this hour-long nighttime cruise of the harbor. The smooth-running Northern Lights provides a great evening on the water, with an open-air top deck and a climate-controlled interior cabin. Relax and enjoy sights like the Old North Church, the U.S.S. Constitution, the Leonard B. Zakim Bridge, the Seaport District and more. There's even an onboard bar with beer, wine, soda, water and snacks available for purchase.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm )Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:45pm )Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:45pm )Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:45pm )Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm )Friday, Oct 12, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm )Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm )Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm )
Escape the hustle and bustle of Manhattan to the heart of the Long Island wine country, and discover the secrets of the beautiful North Fork: quaint seaside villages, a family-run farm, charming shops, artisan foods and two of the best wineries of the area. Roundtrip bus travel will be provided for you on this tour, so you'll have plenty of time to relax and explore the sights and tastes. The wineries visited are among the most beautiful in the area and might include Jamesport Vineyards, Palmer Vineyards, Martha Clara Vineyards, Pellegrini Vineyards and others. As you sip your way through the finest wines, you'll also get to taste seasonal hors d'oeuvres from local purveyors. This day trip is more than just a ride out to vineyards -- it's a great opportunity to meet the winemakers and discover the fastest growing wine region in New York.
A fresh twist on Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers, set in pre-World War II Berlin, where Romeo is a German boy and Juliet is a Jewish girl. A relationship between these two would be highly forbidden, and the consequences too severe to imagine. But love blooms in spite of these obstacles. Accompany these two young lovers from their first blissful kiss to their final parting words as the powerful forces of traditional social expectations suffocate them. For centuries, Romeo and Juliet has been the love story by which all others are measured -- and it's as fresh and relevant today as it was more than 450 years ago. This production breathes new life into this always-relevant tale at North Hollywood's Lonny Chapman Theatre.
When the queen of Las Vegas, a Miss Celine Dion, calls someone a great entertainer -- you gotta catch that show. This high-energy comedian is an absolute hoot -- and not just because his wild act is at Hooters Casino Hotel. This Monet of the celebrity impressionist world will make you do a spit take from your complimentary drink because you'll think Jack Nicholson or Garth Brooks just took the mic. It wouldn't be Sin City without live music. So, in addition to his rapid-fire roulette table of impressions and edgy comedy routine, Gordie Brown will be singing a concert of nostalgia that will make your heart go on and on.
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, Sep 17, 2018 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:25pm)Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:25pm)Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:25pm)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:25pm)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:25pm)Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 5:00pm (Boarding Begins at 4:55pm)Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 5:00pm (Boarding Begins at 4:55pm)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 5:00pm (Boarding Begins at 4:55pm)
Acid Test is the true story of Ram Dass, renowned spiritual teacher and LSD pioneer, as he journeys from his message of "be here now" to "still here" to "be love." Written by prize-winning playwright Lynne Kaufman, featuring acclaimed actor Warren David Keith, and directed by Nancy Carlin, the play explores Ram Dass' life as the scion of a wealthy Jewish family and a psychology professor at Harvard, to, along with Timothy Leary, launching the American psychedelic revolution. Enjoy this trip inside the visionary's head when Acid Test comes to the stage of The Marsh San Francisco's MainStage Theater.
Using different styles of music, mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin will take her audience on a journey of adventure, self-discovery and the roller coaster towards identity. Rubin believes that music lives and breathes in real time, and enjoys sharing the vulnerability, challenges, triumphs, tragedies and joys conveyed through varying song selections. At the end of the concert, audiences will have a new found appreciation for classical works through the context she weaves in via stories from her own life.
Live competitive art ... what on Earth could that even entail? At Art Battle New York, paintings will come to life in heated timed rounds. Twelve artists participate and complete pieces with a timer on hand in this sizzling night of creation and celebration. Just think of it as one big art party at Le Poisson Rouge -- a party so popular it's spread to over 100 countries and six continents since its start in 2001.
Magic Shop San Diego and 3 Generations, Inc. are proud to present an extraordinary dinner theater experience. Situated in the historic Gaslamp District of downtown San Diego, the Illusions Theatre and Bar is the perfect location to celebrate special occasions with a sensory experience beyond anything you can imagine. Gourmet food, fine liquors and wine enhance the spectacular entertainment from some of the most talented magicians in the country. This parlor magic show has been specially designed and choreographed for Illusions Theatre. It's not just a magic show; it's an adventure through your mind and a test of your imagination.
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 6:00pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 6:00pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 6:00pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 6:00pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 6:00pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 6:00pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Friday, Oct 12, 2018 / 6:00pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 6:00pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)
Kiss Me, Kate is Cole Porter's jazzy musical comedy about a former husband-and-wife acting team waging war against each other while trying to stage a production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Scenery-chewing director and actor Fred and his ex-wife Lilli are the quintessential "can't live with them, can't live without 'em" couple, complemented by the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers: Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. In its original 1948 production, Kiss Me, Kate won five Tony awards, including Best Musical. This production at Big Noise Theatre at Prairie Lakes features classic Cole Porter numbers such as "So In Love," "Too Darn Hot," "Always True to You (In My Fashion)" and more.
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.
A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. The first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including "Day by Day," "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side." This 2012 revival of Godspell, playing at ACT3 Productions in Sandy Springs, is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Box Office Opens at 7pm, House Opens at 7:30pm)Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Box Office Opens at 7pm, House Opens at 7:30pm)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Box Office Opens at 7pm, House Opens at 7:30pm)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 3:00pm (Box Office Opens at 2pm, House Opens at 2:30pm)
In BRAVO 25, named "Best Bet" by New York's Theatre Is Easy and winner of the ENCORE! Producers' Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2017, queer artist Eliza Gibson draws on her real-life experience as a social worker and therapist to bring to life an A.I. avatar and six humans in a support group unlike any you've ever seen! Amber the A.I. therapist is here. Broken hearts, addicts in recovery and a polyamorous lesbian await the arrival of Superintelligence, a grieving savant who likes donuts ... Wait, someone needs a piece of somebody's liver? Maybe it's time to return to our breath. See this award-winning play at The Marsh San Francisco's MainStage Theater.
Come check out the Rose City's most riotous night of laughs with ComedySportz, which has been providing big-time laughs to Portland for more than 20 years. Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot. A referee governs the action, calling fouls and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of this interactive show, and willing volunteers sometimes even wind up on stage!
Set in a local hair salon, Shear Madness is a hilarious whodunit with you as a central character and jokes and lines as up-to-date as the morning's news. When the beauty parlor's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues, with audience members called upon to make sense of the clues, question the actors and ultimately solve the crime. This award-winning Boston institution, ongoing at the Charles Playhouse since 1980, boasts new clues and ripped-from-the-headlines humor every night, resulting in rollicking repeat visits, and has spawned 50 different productions in cities as far-flung as Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Tel Aviv, Melbourne and Johannesburg.
Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh Factory is renowned for attracting high-caliber stand-up talent, including up-and-coming comics and big-name stars from TV and film. For its recurring Chicago's Best Stand-Up show, the club pulls together an ever-changing and original lineup of comedy titans, representing the best the Windy City has to offer.
Get up close to two of the most iconic landmarks in New York City during this three-and-a-half hour tour. You'll begin at Castle Clinton on the southernmost point on Manhattan, then step onto a ferry that will make its way to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. These tour are led by knowledgable New York City students attending top universities like Yale, UPenn and Fordham. On each island, you'll learn unique historical insights, along with present-day conspiracy theories. Annie Moore Tours was named for a young woman, just 17 years old, who was the very first immigrant to enter Ellis Island.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 9:45am (Tour Departs at 10:00am)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 9:45am (Tour Departs at 10:00am)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 9:45am (Tour Departs at 10:00am)Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 9:45am (Tour Departs at 10:00am)Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 9:45am (Tour Departs at 10:00am)Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 / 9:45am (Tour Departs at 10:00am)Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 9:45am (Tour Departs at 10:00am)Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 / 9:45am (Tour Departs at 10:00am)
Funny and fierce, Gloria follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn 30. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who'll get to tell their own story becomes higher than ever. A trenchant commentary on the way personal tragedy can serve as grist for the ever-ravenous media machine, Gloria will make you laugh at the very things you should be frightened of. Get wrapped up in the drama of it all at the Atwater Village Theatre in L.A.
Thrilling physical feats fused with traditional Chinese customs deliver high-intensity martial arts and breathtaking acrobatics to Tacoma. Set during the Ming Dynasty, this is the tale of two rival martial arts disciplines competing in the ancient Chinese capital of Peking. Under the direction of Qui Jian, this performance brings a culturally enriching experience to Broadway Center's Rialto Theater, filled with juggling, acrobatics and live stage combat.
David DeCosta takes you on a musical journey through Ol' Blue Eyes' life and career in Sinatra Up Close and Personal, accompanied by a live guitarist. He'll melt your heart with iconic ballads and have you swingin' in the aisles with his uptempo hits. Take a trip back to the Golden Age of music at the Majestik Theatre in Las Vegas. Plus, enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments.
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.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)
Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, this breathtaking story by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater shines with what Entertainment Weekly called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade." Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion. In the wake of the powerful message sent by the youth of America in the March for our Lives, there's no better time to remember the power of young idealism and bitter consequences of repression against a generation that is ready to stand up and speak for itself. With its hauntingly powerful alt-rock score and electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and tragedy, there's never been a better time to be exhilarated by the story of Spring Awakening. Shoot the Glass Theater is proud to partner with The Lab Theater to bring this musical to life in Minneapolis.
A young woman in despair returns to Rome with little more than her suitcase -- and a dark secret in the powerful drama Naked. Vulnerable and with a past, she encounters several men who push her to edge. Writer Luigi Pirandello and his heroine open up the debate about gender power dynamics amidst the powerful social and cultural mores with which the characters must contend. See what happens at the Trap Door Theatre in Chicago.
Spend an elegant evening aboard the beautifully rebuilt Schooner America 2.0 soaking up the sights and sipping champagne with friends, family or that special someone. This romantic cruise sets out from Chelsea Piers, heads south down the Hudson River and out to see the magnificent Statue of Liberty. Then, if there's time and the wind is in her favor, the America 2.0 heads toward Governors Island, breezes by the Financial District and sails through the Buttermilk Channel. Three rounds of beer, wine, champagne, soft drinks and unlimited water are included on this premium excursion, as are the magnificent views of the famous skyline's spectacular twinkling lights. Added to the fleet in 2011, America 2.0 is modeled on vessels of the late 19th century, but was built with the eco-friendly cutting-edge technology of today for a safe and smooth sea voyage.
Jazz Sundays at Russian Samovar is a weekly series featuring a rotating cast of New York City's top jazz artists jamming to their hearts' content in an intimate concert setting. Settle into Russian Samovar where you can take in toe-tapping beats, as well as a Russian-inspired three-course meal.
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 3:00pm (The Richard Clements Quartet)Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 3:00pm (Dennis Llewellyn Day & Friends)
Now entertaining amateur sleuths across the country, The Dinner Detective makes its way to The Gardens at Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Experience the best of old-world sailing combined with 21st-century amenities aboard the 105-foot schooner America 2.0, part of Classic Harbor Line's fleet of elegant sailing vessels. Added to the fleet in 2011, America 2.0 is modeled on ships of the late 19th century, but it features all the technology, style and comfort of modern sailing. During your two-hour voyage, you'll cruise from Chelsea Piers down the Hudson River to Battery Park, then across the harbor to Ellis Island, taking in views of the Statue of Liberty, and the lower Manhattan skyline along the way. Wind and time permitting, she'll head towards Governors Island, breeze by the Financial District and sail through the Buttermilk Channel. Enjoy three rounds of included beverages, with your choice of beer, wine, champagne or soda, and water is always available free of charge. You'll head back to port relaxed and with a new appreciation for New York's nautical history and spectacular scenery.
Winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony, You Can't Take It With You is a madcap comedy about two clashing New York families. When a member of the conservative Kirby family falls in love with a girl from the eccentric Vanderhof household, the two families come together to celebrate the couple's engagement and discover their shocking differences over a wildly uncomfortable dinner discussion. Written by masters of comedy George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, this fast-paced, witty classic has been entertaining audiences for over 70 years. Don't miss Spotlight Theatre Company's production at the John Hand Theater in Denver.
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.
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.
In the brilliant new comedy Native Gardens, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo, a rising attorney, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, have just purchased a home next to Frank and Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden. But an impending barbecue for Pablo's colleagues and a delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out border dispute, exposing both couples' notions of race, taste, class and privilege. Catch this hilarious hot-button comedy at The Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre in Seattle.
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.
Experience the East Coast's biggest celebration of invention, creativity and curiosity known as the World Maker Faire New York. At this family-friendly event, attendees get immersed in a weekend full of creativity, curiosity and invention represented by hundreds of makers and presenters from all over the world. World Maker Faire New York features more than 800 projects and multiple stages focused on social good, health, food and technology, as well as the latest developments in microelectronics, 3D printing, food, drones, robotics, STEM & STEAM and much more. See, learn and do at World Maker Faire New York at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.
In Marry F*** or Kill, a group of friends in their 20s and 30s living in the heart of New York City discover the truth of their most intimate relationships. Arden has fallen for the alluring Jacqueline -- only neither of them is ready for the chemistry between them. Arden's business partner, Billy, has proposed to Lily. At first glance they appear to be the perfect couple, but both harbor desires they have not had the courage to confront. Lily's best friend, Jean, attempts to use the engagement news to escape from her violent marriage, only to be trapped by her own destructive mind. Jean's brother, Doc, finally breaks up with the eccentric Victoria, yet cannot seem to break free. Marry F*** or Kill is an old game amongst friends, but in this play, you -- the audience -- must determine who will meet which of the titular fates. Enjoy this show at North Hollywood's Sherry Theater.
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.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 11:30pmSaturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 11:30pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 11:30pmSaturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 11:30pmSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 11:30pmSaturday, Nov 3, 2018 / 11:30pmSaturday, Nov 10, 2018 / 11:30pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 11:30pm
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.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Nov 3, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Nov 10, 2018 / 10:30pm
On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Memphis' Sun Records. The rock 'n' roll musical Million Dollar Quartet was inspired by this legendary recording session -- the first and only collaboration between these true iconoclasts, each of whom had an undeniable influence on American music. This thrilling production takes you inside the studio with the four major talents who came together as a red-hot band for one unforgettable night, and features such enduring hits as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Great Balls of Fire" and "Hound Dog." A hit on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet was nominated for 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards. Now this hip-swiveling, retro musical from rock's golden era comes to Bucks County Playhouse outside Philadelphia.
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.
Not only does this early evening cruise let you see some of Boston's most famous sights bathed in a beautiful glow, but it also provides prime views of the U.S.S. Constitution, which fires off its cannon every day to announce the setting of the sun. Relax aboard the classically styled motor yacht Northern Lights on the open-air top deck or the climate-controlled cabin below, enjoying a captain's commentary and light music, as well as a bar with adult beverages, soda, water and snacks available for purchase. This 90-minute sail floats by Fort Independence, passes under the iconic Tobin Bridge and gives you a glimpse of the Old North Church, where Paul Revere took his famous ride.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm)Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm)Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm)Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm)Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm)Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm)Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 / 5:00pm (Boarding begins at 4:45pm)
Kalimba -- with original Earth, Wind & Fire vocalist/guitarist Sheldon Reynolds -- presents an EW&F experience so satisfying it transports audiences back to the excitement of the first time they heard unforgettable songs like "Shining Star," "Sing a Song," "September," "Boogie Wonderland" and more. Enjoy this national touring powerhouse in concert for one night only at the Warner Grand Theatre in Los Angeles.
Catch guitar legends Richie Kotzen, Vinnie Moore and Gus G. when they join forces for a legendary concert at BLK Live in Phoenix. Kotzen's latest solo album, Salting Earth dropped to fan and critical acclaim last year. Moore, a former member of acclaimed rock group UFO, has released eight celebrated solo albums, while Gus -- a former member of Ozzy Osbourne's band -- just released his solo album Fearless.
Step aboard one of the smaller, more intimate wooden yachts of the Classic Harbor Line fleet and depart from North Cove Marina for a cruise in New York Harbor as you watch the sun set. These elegant yachts are ideal for up to 40 guests, feature a full bar, comfortable seating and excellent views of the city skyline and New York Harbor. Each one-and-a-half-hour excursion will feature a slow pass by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. On occasion, when conditions and the tide are optimum, the yacht may even circumnavigate Liberty Island.
New American Folk Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere of Scraps the story of the Patchwork Girl of Oz. Follow Scraps on her journey of self-discovery and her effort to transform herself from a patchwork girl to a more "normal" person. Using the setting of one of the first totally American fairy tales, this play explores racial and gender identity, and the diverse rainbow of people that make up the patchwork of this country. Scrapsexplores our capacity to love and our need to find intimacy through trust and friendship.
RocketBoat is a high-speed, 30-minute thrill ride on San Francisco Bay. Roaring past the beautiful San Francisco skyline, RocketBoat screams down to Bay Bridge and near AT&T Park, where you'll thrill to the high-speed twists and turns, propelled by the boat's 2800-horsepower engines. A classic rock 'n' roll soundtrack adds to the fun. If you want to get wet, sit toward the back. You'll stay a bit drier if you sit in the middle or the front of the vessel. Wet or dry, this ride is fast and fun.
The hit CBS TV show CSI got its start in Vegas before becoming the exciting worldwide phenomenon it is today. And this hands-on interactive experience puts you right in the middle of the action, as you step into the shoes of a real crime scene investigator to try and solve one of three different murders. You'll be helped along by videos featuring your favorite characters from the show and real-life forensic experts, as you match DNA, compare tire tracks and examine bullet casings and blood spatter. Then head to the state-of-the-art crime lab to see if you've ID'd the murderer and receive an official CSI diploma. With a multitude of suspects and lab stations to explore, CSI: The Experience can be a different adventure each time you visit.
On the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Broadway and Tinseltown's brightest artists -- winner of five Tonys, two Oscars and a Kennedy Center Honor -- the Pacific Northwest Ballet pays tribute to director-choreographer Jerome Robbins. Artistic Director Peter Boal's picked seven iconic works to be performed in alternating repertory, focusing on Robbins' beautiful ballets, including Chopin's In the Night and Dances at a Gathering, Debussy's Afternoon of a Faun and of course, the famed West Side Story Suite. Though Robbins is well-known for his work on the Great White Way, with credits like Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, Gypsy, On the Town, Peter Pan and West Side Story, he also made a significant stylistic impact on classical dance at Balanchine's New York City Ballet, where he created more than 30 works. Experience Robbins' enduring genius through the Pacific Northwest Ballet at Seattle's McCaw Hall.
It seems only fitting that your ticket to A Spirited History of Drinking includes three craft cocktails. Sit back and enjoy them as world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale takes you on a booze-fueled, musical journey through the history of spirits and cocktails. Joined by The Backwaiters, who lend their vocal stylings, this off-Broadway musical comedy is filled with tunes, drinks, science, live demonstrations, drinks, history, laughs and ... did we mention drinks? A Spirited History of Drinking, The Imbible's original production, is now in its fourth smash year and one of the 100 longest-running off-Broadway shows of all time -- consistently rated by audiences as one of New York City's best theater experiences. So head to The Green Room at New World Stages and say "bottoms up!"
Mark Toland knows what you're thinking. He can tell you your birthday, where you grew up, and what you did last summer. To him, you're mind's an open book. Toland has appeared everywhere from NBC to NPR to his own TED Talk. And now you can find out why The Chicago Tribune says "Mark Toland is mind blowing!" when the mentalist takes over Greenhouse Theater Center. For 75 minutes, he will amaze you with psychological illusions and mysteries of the mind. The audience is the cast, your thoughts are his props and your mind is his stage.
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Oct 3, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Oct 10, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Oct 17, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Oct 24, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Oct 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
Experience Boston in a whole new way aboard the schooner Adirondack III on this wondrous two-hour day sail along Boston Harbor. A smooth, gentle vessel, the schooner provides a comfortable but invigorating ride, and you'll get the opportunity to check out some of the biggest sights in the city from a new perspective. The Boston Fish Pier, Charleston Navy Yard, Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park and the New England Aquarium are just some of the landmarks you'll see from aboard the ship, and your knowledgeable captain and crew can answer any questions you might have about the history of the harbor. Beer and wine are available for on-board purchase, while soda and water are included in the ticket price.
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 / 2:30pm (Boarding Begins at 2:25pm)Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 2:30pm (Boarding Begins at 2:25pm)Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 2:30pm (Boarding Begins at 2:25pm)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:55am)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 2:30pm (Boarding Begins at 2:25pm)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:55am)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 2:30pm (Boarding Begins at 2:25pm)Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 2:00pm (Boarding Begins at 1:55pm)
From their early rock 'n' roll and R&B hits like "Shout" and "Twist and Shout" to the Motown soul of "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) to the '70s funk of "It's Your Thing" to the modern R&B soap opera "Contagious," The Isley Brothers have been pop-culture icons for over 50 years. The multiplatinum-selling Rock and Roll Hall of Famers could fill a jukebox with their collection of hits, and can be found on a wide range of radio stations due to their constantly evolving sound, which has won them generation after generation of fans. And these musical legends are still going strong. You can see them live in concert at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Shelton Theater celebrates 25 years in San Francisco with the Bay Area premiere of Tennessee Williams' black comedy play Baby Doll. The story follows a virgin child bride and her alcoholic husband in a revenge plot of seduction and justice. The film was created at the height of Williams' genius and reveals the master storyteller's vision of seduction, empathy and cruelty in the Deep South. This is your chance to see the lurid, controversial tale by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner who also wrote A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, among other classics.
A huge hit in London, where it snagged the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, the real-life tale of Nell Gwynn breezes into the Windy City as a joyful song- and dance-filled rom-com, courtesy of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at the Courtyard Theater on the Navy Pier. One of the first females allowed to star on stage in 17th-century London, the winsome and witty Nell quickly attracts the attentions of Britain's King Charles II. But she also becomes a target of those closest to the crown, threatening to turn her exciting new role as the king's mistress into a royal pain.
More than 65 years after it was first produced, Arthur Miller's American tragedy about the Keller family -- entrepreneur father, devoted mother, war-hero sons -- and their fall from grace still resonates with audiences. Miller's probing has never been sharper, nor his target more intimate, than in this play considered by many to be his first commercial success and the work that established him as a leading American playwright (Death of a Salesman). Set immediately following World War II, All My Sons tells the story of one day and a night during which past secrets surface and threaten to shake the entire Keller clan to its core. This deeply engaging tale of morality and consciousness explores the bonds of family and social responsibility as two very different generations seek to heal and rebuild. Inspired by a true story, All My Sons won two Tony Awards and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for the Best American Play of 1947. Now OnStage Playhouse brings the American masterpiece to Chula Vista.
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Opening Night)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 5, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 12, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 8:00pm
The Big Apple is certainly not short on big eats, and this three-hour walking tour of the Lower East Side is filled with just as much culture as it is food. Skip the long lines and let the entertaining tour guides show you some of the city's most historically rich sights as you sample some of its most delicious foods. Munch on kosher-style delicacies while admiring celebrated synagogues and down a doughnut while taking in some historic tenement buildings. Stops include the best of the old and new Lower East Side, such as Yonah Schimmel's Knishes, Russ & Daughters, Katz's Deli, The Pickle Guys, Doughnut Plant and more. All food tastings are included in the ticket price, so be sure to bring your appetite.
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 11:00am Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 11:00am Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 / 11:00am Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 / 11:00am Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 / 11:00am Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 / 11:00am
Bruce Graham's White Guy on the Bus is a shocking and excoriating play that unravels a complex web of moral ambiguity, class conflict and the racial divide in America. Catch this timely, powerful play on the Kax Stage at Phoenix's Herberger Theater Center.
Though still quite young, composer Jason Robert Brown is behind a string of big musicals, including Parade, The Last Five Years and 13. Here's your chance to see his first major work, Songs for a New World, which mixes pop, gospel, jazz and classical styles in a musical, historical adventure. This exquisitely crafted musical revue explores the many changing visions of the American dream, spanning all the way from Columbus' first voyage to the present. The journey, featuring an all-star cast and a live onstage band, begins at Aurora Fox Arts Center - Main Stage.
A collaboration of LA-based choreographers rayven armijo and Paola Escobar, whose work is rooted in Latin-American and Hispanic cultural traditions, as well as diverse perspectives that explore current social, political, and aesthetic dynamics. Armijo's Cuerva Urban Folklórica and Escobar's Borderline Movements acknowledge there are boundaries; however, their work cultivates a new trend while, simultaneously, appropriating convention in order to morph into boundless borders, conveying the message that we should continue nudging, pushing, and having a dialogue about our bodies negotiating space whether as an protestor, dancer, viewer, or missing.
rayven armijo recently graduated with a Master’s in Fine Arts from UCLA. Since 2000, she founded a company called cuerva urban folklórico. Since the age of three, she has studied Mexican folk dance and flamenco and martial arts under the tutelage of her mother and father Carolina Armijo and Ray Armijo. rayven became the assistant director at the age of fourteen of her mother’s group, Ballet Folklóico de Carolina, formed in 1975. She then pursued training in broader forms of codified dance genres at L.A. County Arts High School and Alvin Ailey. While in New York, rayven toured with two New York-based choreographers, Jennifer Archibald and Maguette Camara, performing modern dance, hip-hop, and West African dance. Upon her return to the Los Angeles area, rayven began a 4-year tenure as soloist with Grandeza Mexicana Mexican Folk Ballet Company performing diverse styles of Mexican folk dance, like Jalisco, Guerrero, Michoacán, Chiapas and Nuevo León. In 2008, she was a top twenty competitor in the Fox hit show, So You Think You Can Dance, the producers categorized as her as the “contemporary ballet dancer.” In 2009, she graduated from University of La Verne with a B.A in political science. Soon after her graduation, rayven traveled to China to study the language and its culture for six years. She is also the recipient of several scholarship like the Graduate Opportunity Fellowship in 2015, the Elaine Krown Klein Scholarship in 2016 and the Hyatt Scholarship 2017.
Paola Escobar is a Colombian choreographer, performer, educator and activist who creates transcultural work that combines her Latin-American background with her personal interest in the flamenco tradition, African and Latin American culture, and contemporary art. Escobar's work reflects on memory and cultural identity, and deals with current issues of immigration, hierarchies of power, and cultural perception. Her work organically crosses formal boundaries that traditionally separate disciplines and styles, juxtaposing dance vocabularies and presenting a holistic perspective of the body that is able to move, speak, and produce sound.
Escobar has toured and performed in Festivals in Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, France, Spain, Portugal, Canada, and Brazil. In 2005, Escobar received the Colombian National Award for her piece Flamenco 24 Horas. Since relocating to Florida in 2005 Escobar has worked as an independent artist for the local companies Bailes Ferrer, Siempre Flamenco, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa and the mixed-ability theater group Antiheroes. In 2015 Escobar’s film La Intrusa, was selected for Miami Screen Dance 2015.
Escobar obtained an MFA in Dance Choreography at CalArts in 2017, and her BFA in Dance (Summa cum Laude) at the University of Florida, 2012.
It's not often that you hear the phrases "family friendly" and "improv comedy" in the same sentence, but that's exactly what you get with this fun and funny show. Improv 4 Kids comes to the Broadway Comedy Club with an entertaining production that has impressed audiences of all ages in New York City and nationwide. No two versions are ever the same as the high-energy troupe Eight Is Never Enough creates songs and skits on the spot based on audience suggestions. Lots of audience volunteers get to join the action on stage, too. The troupe has played off-Broadway at the Lambs Theatre in New York City and presented more than 1,000 performances at the Laugh Factory in Times Square and the New York Improv.
What happens when you find yourself suddenly dead with no idea how it happened? How can you move on? Shelley and Paul, a happily married couple, were both in perfect health up to the very last -- unremembered -- moments of their lives. What happened? Were they murdered? If so, the murderer must be one of their closest friends. And, if so, the murderer is still down there and may strike again. Voices in Limbo give them permission to go back and relive the night of the mysterious events with the proviso that they can change nothing. Can they find out who murdered them? Unlock the mystery when The Death of Me comes to the Renton Civic Theatre.
Bodies: The Exhibition has wowed millions of visitors with its striking collection of anatomical displays involving 13 whole-body specimens and more than 250 organs and partial body specimens. Preserved through an innovative process called polymer preservation, these flesh-and-blood installations are on display at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Beginning with the foundation of the body, the skeleton, the exhibit moves visitors, layer by layer, through the muscular, respiratory and circulatory systems, creating a fascinatingly detailed picture of our amazing physiology. The exhibit also uses damaged organs to profoundly illustrate the ravages of smoking, overeating and other unhealthy lifestyle choices.
What better way to spend a weekend afternoon than to kick back on a yacht with a mimosa and take a relaxing, scenic cruise? You'll set sail from North Cove Marina aboard one of Classic Harbor Line's comfortable vintage-style yachts, as you take in spectacular views of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Sip on an included mimosa or hit up the full bar for plenty of other drink options. Then soak up the sun and cool breeze and enjoy the ride. It's a perfect date, family outing or way to show visiting friends NYC.
This musical based on the book and movie of the same name follows Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy. Every year she looks forward to the four days she spends alone on her Iowa farm as her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When the ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, everything changes. With a soaring score and a heartbreaking story, The Bridges of Madison County is touching and powerful experience -- experience the thrill of forbidden romance at Cabrillo Playhouse in San Clemente.
Get ready for all things sparkly -- the Gem Faire is coming to the South Towne Exhibition Center in Salt Lake City. This show brings a wide array of quality crystals, beads, gems and more straight from importers, wholesalers and manufacturers. Score some amazing deals on gorgeous jewelry and individual stones. Pick up some beautiful beads so you can turn them into one-of-a-kind earrings and necklaces everyone will notice and admire. Grab your fellow jewelry-loving BFFs for a fun day of browsing and shopping at the Gem Faire.
It's slowly but surely heating up -- Have you been counting the days till the 70s yet? Start planning every single outdoor opportunity you can get in the city with Saturday Night Party Cruises through New York waters. For a few hours, escape the Big Apple but get a killer view of those skyscrapers while enjoying DJs, a full bar and dancing. Whether you decide to roll through with a crew or do things solo, you're definitely going to make friends in one of the most diverse cities in the world! The party begins at the Skyport Marina.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)
From executive producer Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and starring Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show, In Living Color), Emmy nominee Martin Mull (Veep, Roseanne), Emmy winner Leslie Jordan (Will and Grace, American Horror Story) and Emmy winner Vicki Lawrence (Mama's Family, The Carol Burnett Show), The Cool Kids is a multi-camera comedy about a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun - because, at their age, what do they really have to lose? Be one of the cools kids yourself with this chance to join the live studio audience for a taping of an episode of this fun sit-com, about making life's third act the craziest one yet, at Fox Studios in Los Angeles.
ComedySportz is a high-energy, family-friendly improv show that's also a fun competition. Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, similar to the popular television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?. A referee governs the action, calling fouls, taking audience suggestions and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of this interactive show. You'll even get to vote for the winning team, and brave volunteers sometimes even wind up on stage!
Trickery, romance and revenge set the stage for one of Shakespeare's late masterpieces, in which sprites, goddesses, monsters and fools hold court. In this fanciful classic that's often described as the darker twin to A Midsummer Night's Dream, a deposed noble-turned-sorcerer uses powerful magic to raise a great storm, shipwrecking the vessel bearing a group of conspirators onto the sorcerer's mysterious island home. There, attended upon by a daughter, a magical sprite and a deformed servant, the sorcerer leads their enemies through a mysterious dream, as circumstances transform vengeance to reconciliation and forgiveness. Enjoy The Tempest at the Long Beach Playhouse.
Showgirl Queenie has grown tired and resentful of her relationship with a "clown" named Burrs. To get back into the swing of things (and to get back at the violent Burrs), she decides to throw a party to end all parties. The Wild Party exists in a dreamlike state, somewhere between sexual fantasy and nightmare. As guests arrive, we meet an assortment of characters who exemplify what it means to live beyond the binary and on the edge while Queenie "sets the stage" for a brutal game of lust, jealousy and deception. Tony-nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, I Am Harvey Milk) wrote the book, lyrics and pulse-racing music for this one-of-a-kind, award-winning show that conveys verve and violence in equal measure. Don't miss A/C Theatre Company's production of The Wild Party at the Hardes Theatre at Phoenix Theatre.
A unique "Broadway-style circus" is coming to the River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg! Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the Venardos Circus wraps world-class, animal-free circus acts into a Broadway musical-style format dubbed "The American Circus With the Heart of a Broadway Show." With an amazing assortment of aerialists, acrobats, juggling, balancing, comedy, daredeviltry, magic, musical production and much more, this amazing circus experience will truly delight adults and kids of all ages. Venardos Circus proudly features its own custom-made big-top, a classic red-and-white striped tent, with limited seating and an intimate, classic circus feel.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, featuring authentic material retrieved from the debris of the infamous sunken ship, arrives in Las Vegas. This stunning, meticulously researched exhibition takes you back to the "unsinkable" Titanic's tragic 1912 voyage, when the doomed vessel collided with an iceberg and sank, claiming more than 1,500 lives and shocking the world with the sheer immensity of the calamity. Now presented at the Luxor Hotel & Casino, this fascinating exhibit is an educational and entertaining experience for all ages, featuring the largest collection of recovered artifacts ever exhibited, actors dressed in period clothing portraying notable passengers and crew members, plus magnificent reconstructions of the ship's interior. All those elements combine to tell the compelling story of that fateful passage.
Jack and Charley invite Kitty and Amy to meet Charley's wealthy aunt from Brazil, but she cancels at the last minute, leaving them without a chaperone. Desperate, the boys draft a college pal into a black satin skirt, bloomer, and a wig. As "Charley's Aunt," this charming frump wins over everyone, but when the real aunt turns up, comic confusion ensues! Directed by Lon Barrera, Charley's Aunt comes to Rover Dramawerks.
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.
Celebrate the impressive San Francisco Bay Bridge and its history -- which spans over 75 years -- by embarking on this 90-minute cruise that sails under both the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridges and passes by Alcatraz Island. Discover San Francisco history and landmarks via narrated headset audio in 16 available languages, which includes information about the city's natural history, architecture, Native American culture, and, of course, the building of the famous bridges. It's a stunning and informative way to experience the breathtaking views of the downtown skyline and its historic waterfront.
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Take a trip back to the Golden Age of Broadway when composers and lyricists like Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Frank Loesser and Leonard Bernstein reigned supreme. This two-hour musical revue features songs from some of the greatest musicals of all time, including Guys & Dolls, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, The Music Man, Oklahoma, South Pacific, The Sound of Music and more. This delightful musical production from the Portland Musical Theater Company runs at the Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge.
Tangles & Plaques attempts to demystify the experience of dementia in the language of theatre--offering a vivid, poignant, participatory experience that is unique to each audience and different every performance. The ensemble interrogates the life and death of memories--how they persist, when they depart and the ways they distort over time.
From Mean Girls to Clueless, The Big Lebowski to Troop Beverly Hills, the mischievous performers of Rockwell Table & Stage have taken some of the funniest cult movies and made them even more hilarious through musical parodies. Now they're back with The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Bridesmaids, a show that's sure to delight fans of the film starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy. With crass humor and breakout performances, Bridesmaids was lauded for redefining the chick flick. You'll appreciate the movie even more after seeing it reworked for the stage at Rockwell in Los Angeles.
Brooklyn-raised comedian Fred Rubino's stand-up routines are deeply rooted in his Italian-American background. He can tell you all about Sicilians from the home country clogging up his family's apartment and the inborn cooking talents amongst other family members in the most entertaining ways possible. In between appearances on local cable talk shows and opening for comics like Nick Dipaolo and Vic Dibitetto, Rubino also experiments in other creative realms, having written Nazi Princess: The Final Deception in 2005. Now, he leaves the Big Apple for the Boca Black Box in Boca Raton.
The three Magrath sisters have gathered in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, where they await news of the family patriarch, who's living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny is unmarried at 30 and her marital prospects are bleak. Meg's lamenting a failed singing career. Meanwhile, Babe is out on bail after having shot her husband. Their troubles are grave and yet, somehow, hilarious. Warm-hearted and irreverent, this 1981 Pulitzer Prize- and New York Drama Critics Circle Award-winning show teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young sisters betrayed by their passions. Watch as Crimes of the Heart dissects this dysfunctional Southern family at Lamplighters Theatre in La Mesa.
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, Sep 23, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm)Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm)Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm)Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 / 5:00pm (Boarding begins at 4:45pm)Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 / 5:00pm (Boarding begins at 4:45pm)Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 / 5:00pm (Boarding begins at 4:45pm)Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding begins at 3:15pm)Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding begins at 3:15pm)
Celebrate the intimate and spectacular beauty of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan's impressive skyline from the decks of the magnificent 82-foot schooner Shearwater. This 1929 vessel, built from native hardwoods, is New York City's only floating designated landmark. When the Gatsby-era ship's sails unfurl, sit back and enjoy the casually elegant atmosphere as this ocean-tested vessel glides comfortably through world-famous New York Harbor during the relaxing 90-minute ride. Your ticket includes a serving of beer, wine or choice of soft drink.
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / 12:30pm (Boarding at Noon)Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / 2:45pm (Boarding Begins at 2:15pm)Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 12:30pm (Boarding at Noon)Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 2:45pm (Boarding Begins at 2:15pm)Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 12:30pm (Boarding at Noon)Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 2:45pm (Boarding Begins at 2:15pm)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / Noon (Boarding at 11:45 am)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 2:00pm (Boarding at 1:45pm)
Ignorance harbors fear; Knowledge unleashes acceptance. Be enlightened and see this Temecula Valley Players production of In the Heights -- with conception, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and book by Quiara Alegria. The setting is a vibrant Latino community in New York's Washington Heights, full of hopes and dreams. Deftly directed by Shafik Wahhab, this story of diversity, acceptance, family values and traditions tears at your core. The "get down dancing," choreographed by Jacqueline Le Blanc Wahhab, is exhilarating. The show also features awe-inspiring harmonies, solos and vocals brought out by Musical Director Samantha Maxwell. The Broadway caliber cast will take you on a roller-coaster of emotions with tears of joy, sadness, and plenty of goosebumps. Give your senses a treat and enjoy In the Heights at Old Town Temecula Community Theater.
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.
Whodunits -- you gotta love 'em. From the secluded locales to the cast of colorful characters in which everyone's a suspect to the final, ingenious twist, the author who did it best was Agatha Christie. One of her most famous stories, The Mousetrap, has it all. A group of strangers trapped by a snowstorm discovers that a murderer is among them, and you'll never guess who it is! The longest-running play in history, The Mousetrap has been thrilling audiences continuously since its 1952 premiere in London's West End. Now you can experience the ultimate whodunit at Crown City Theatre Company in North Hollywood.
Featuring music, interactive light activations, hors d'oeuvres and an open cocktail bar, Lightbash at Ignite Glass Studios will be the must-attend event of the fall. Experience firsthand Chicago's creative, tech, philanthropy and civic worlds colliding in an evening to support and celebrate a truly unique new addition to the city's vibrant cultural scene, The Wabash Lights. This interactive arts platform underneath the El tracks is the largest public project of its kind in the Midwest.
Black Uhuru came to prominence as one of the earliest reggae groups to gain fame in the U.S., capturing the first-ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985. But they've been playing together for over 40 years, since first forming in the Waterhouse district of Kingston, Jamaica. Over the years, the group's lineup has changed dramatically, but the smooth sounds have always remained the same. Expect to hear hits like "Sponji Reggae," "The Great Train Robbery" and more when founder and frontman Derrick "Duckie" Simpson leads Black Uhuru through this concert appearance at D.C.'s Howard Theatre.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)
Spend an elegant evening aboard the beautifully rebuilt Schooner America 2.0 with live jazz and champagne with friends, family or that special someone. Soak in the magnificent views of New York's famous skyline, enjoying the contrast between the darkness of NY Harbor and the twinkling city backdrop. Enjoy three complimentary drinks, choosing from beer, wine, sparkling wine and soft drinks as you glide forth from Manhattan. Added to the fleet in 2011, America 2.0 is modeled on vessels of the late 19th century, but was built with the eco-friendly cutting-edge technology of today for a safe and smooth sea voyage.
Man of La Mancha -- based on Cervantes' epic 17th-century novel, Don Quixote -- is a remarkable, poignant, moving musical that was one of the first shows to set a piece of historical literature to song. Set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition, Man of La Mancha is presented as a play-within-a-play. We encounter historical author Miguel de Cervantes in prison, awaiting trial. When his fellow prisoners try to take his belongings, including his manuscript, Cervantes proposes a trial in which he proves the merit of the manuscript through a reenactment, enlisting his fellow prisoners as characters in his play. Together, they tell the story of the aged Alonso Quijana who believes himself to be a knight errant, names himself Don Quixote, and pursues an obsessive quest to attain an impossible dream. Missouri Street Theatre embarks on this epic musical quest at Fairfield's Downtown Theatre.
If you've ever laughed at Steve Carell, Bill Murray, Tina Fey or Jane Lynch, you've got The Second City to thank for that. For close to six decades, this "comedy empire" (The New York Times) has been creating edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny comedy with nothing but their imaginations and suggestions from the audience. Now, the improv troupe responsible for multiple generations of the best and brightest in comedy is bringing its latest show, Gaslight District, to The Second City E.T.C. Theater. Don't miss this chance to see the comedy stars of tomorrow live and 100% unscripted.
The Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's Cymbeline (or, The Trials of Imogen). This production at Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center in NoHo features modern music and choreography, ensemble storytelling and a majority gender-bent cast -- highlighting Shakespeare's exploration of societal roles, violation and forgiveness.
With jokes aimed at both ends of the political spectrum -- and pretty much all of the middle, too -- musical-comedy group The Capitol Steps has been eliciting laughs at democracy's expense since 1981. If you've ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Donald Trump sing a rock song and Vladimir Putin dance shirtless, this is the show for you. The Steps' stage show features numerous song parodies and skits, and the cast even includes some former Congressional staffers, whose firsthand experience helps make the jokes zing that much more. This legendary troupe's recorded more than 30 albums, and their radio specials are featured on NPR stations nationwide four times a year, but there's nothing like experiencing their cutting-edge comedy live at DC's Ronald Reagan Building.
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.
One of the city's longest-running weekly shows, Comedy Oakland has been bringing you top headliners, local heroes and up-and-coming stars since way back in '09. Sit back and have a drink or a snack at Spice Monkey, where you'll be entertained by faces you've seen on Comedy Central, HBO, BET and all the late-night talk shows, along with competition winners and stand-ups who've performed on "every habitable continent." Comedy Oakland is produced by the world's only Indian-Jewish comedian, Samson Koletkar, aka Mahatma Moses, and is often hosted by Date Talk podcaster Ira Summer. The live show was named "Best Place for Comedy" in the East Bay Express 2016 Readers' Poll.
Roll the dice with Guys & Dolls, the gritty musical fable that takes you back to prohibition-era New York City, with a little side trip to Havana. Guys & Dolls soars with the spirit of Broadway, embodied in its cast of vivid characters, including: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer who's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game. Based on "The Idyll of Sarah Brown" and characters by Damon Runyon, plus an iconic score by Frank Loesser that includes such songs as "Luck Be A Lady," "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat," "If I Were A Bell," and "A Bushel and a Peck," Guys & Dolls is a timeless treat at Star Theatre in Oceanside.
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, Sep 22, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:45am)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:45am)Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 10:30am (Boarding Begins at 10:15am)Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 10:30am (Boarding Begins at 10:15am)Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 10:00am (Boarding begins at 9:45am)Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 / 10:00am (Boarding begins at 9:45am)Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 10:00am (Boarding begins at 9:45am)
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.
A group of actors discover a script set in Damascus. They eagerly begin performing what appears to be a romantic melodrama, believing they will learn something about what it's like to live in Syria. Then everything explodes. With subtly shifting perspectives, Kiss compels us to continually question our grip on reality. It's a mystery and political thriller dressed up as a love story.
When John Barrett unexpectedly appears at the seemingly sedate home of Sally and Mark Driscoll, it becomes clear that he's looking for someone to blame in his wife's fatal accident. Dangerously obsessed, Barrett proceeds to strip away the conflicting layers of the Driscolls' lives, revealing secrets beneath. Then, as suddenly as he arrived, he slips away, leaving behind shattered faith, broken trust and a marriage which may never heal. You'll twist and turn right along with the plot in this psychological thriller, coming to the stage of L.A.'s Westchester Playhouse courtesy of Kentwood Players.
Come see this African American male revue at Soho Nightclub. Black Chocolate Fantasy brings you the best male entertainment on the East Coast. Ladies get ready to experience the hottest and wildest male revue show in the northeast.
San Francisco's world famous Chinatown holds a wealth of exquisite flavors, but without insider knowledge it can be difficult to find those culinary secrets. Your Sidewalk Food Tours guide will lead you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown, where you will enjoy five flavorful tastings, satisfying your appetite for the exotic. You'll try Cantonese pork buns, President Obama's favorite San Francisco dim sum, Chef Han's authentic Szechuan cuisine, savory Peking duck and egg tarts cooked to a smooth flan-like perfection with a flakey crust. At the end of the tour, you'll know all of the best spots to eat and can return to enjoy Chinatown's food with confidence. Vegetarian substitutions can be arranged with advance notice.
From the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal, the director of Rent and the producer of Wicked, the musical If/Then takes a poignant look at two paths one woman's life might have taken. When Elizabeth moves back to New York after a divorce in search of a fresh start, unexpected choices and random events impact her world in ways she never thought possible. Her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, and Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows the stories of both "Liz" and "Beth" simultaneously, as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance. See this 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best Original Score when it comes to the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
A gentle young teacher finds herself suddenly out of her generous inheritance, which now goes to a vicious gold digger, who swooped down and captivated her father in his last days. Who'll come to the rescue? A fairy godmother? A Prince Charming? Or will the heroine have to resort to murder? Alex M. Frankel comes to Studio C Artists in Los Angeles with his new two-act play, Revocable Trust, a melodrama set in America in 1953.
Mary dreams of a thunderstorm, during which she unexpectedly meets Charlie sheltering in a barn beside his horse. With innocence and humor, the two discover a charming first love. But the year is 1914, and the world is collapsing into a brutal war. Together, they attempt to hide their love, galloping through the fields for a place and time where the tumultuous uncertainties of battle can't find them. A play with a heart as big as the skies that serve as its stage, Mary's Wedding is an epic, unforgettable and poignant story of love, hope and survival.
Al and Willie as "Lewis and Clark" were top-billed vaudevillians for over 40 years. Now they aren't even speaking. When CBS requests them for a "History of Comedy" retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs. An extremely sensitive and lovable play, The Sunshine Boys is one of Neil Simon's best.
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.
The only other Boston walking tour that could be as entertaining as the Freedom Trail is a chocolate trail -- Add a few cocktails to the mix, and your day in Bean Town is set. Take the gang to Tipsy Chocolate Tours' two-hour stroll through Boston's finest confectionaries and historic sites. You'll munch on chocolatey treats that infuse even sweeter drinks like champagne truffles and Baileys. All the while, take in the New England architecture of the city streets, and learn about the history of chocolate and its ties to Boston. The tour finishes off with a cocoa-based cocktail crafted personally for guests.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 12:30pmSaturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 12:30pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 12:30pmSaturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 12:30pmSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 12:30pmSaturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 12:30pmSaturday, Nov 3, 2018 / 12:30pmSaturday, Nov 10, 2018 / 12:30pm
Playwright Madeline George weaves together the tale of three historical Watsons in this time-jumping tribute to genius. There's Watson, the trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes, Watson, the loyal engineer who helped Alexander Graham Bell build the telephone, and Watson, the IBM supercomputer created to beat the Jeopardy! All-Stars in 2011. Woven into a tale with Watson, a present day geek looking for love, the result is a story that examines the technological advancements that both bring people together and tear them apart. The show was a 2014 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and now you can see it live at Dragon Theatre in Redwood City.
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.
The Groundlings Sunday Company puts forth new sketches every week in its hilarious show Desperately Seeking Sunday. It's a fun cast brimming with new talent from the top level of L.A.'s Groundlings School.
Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Misérables. This is the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. That encounter will change their lives forever. Featuring stunning spectacle, a sensational cast and a soaring score including Broadway hits like "Last Night of the World," "The Movie in My Mind," and "The Heat is On in Saigon," this is a theatrical event you will never forget. See it now at Providence Performing Arts Center.
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.
History comes alive as you find yourself in remarkable and little-known Lower Manhattan locations meaningful to the lives and partnership of Hamilton and Washington and the dawn of the United States. Relive the first reading of the Declaration of Independence and the revolt that followed, snoop into the Culper spy ring, honor the American soldiers in the Battle of Brooklyn, and applaud Hamilton's achievement of the Compromise of 1790. You will stand in awe by the tavern where Washington bid farewell to his officers, celebrate at the site of Washington's momentous inauguration, gain insights into the duel between Hamilton and Aaron Burr, pay your respects at the final resting place of the Hamiltons, and much more. You'll hear stories, letters, speeches and see paintings from the time. Your tour will be led by a knowledgeable licensed NYC guide and urban historian with 20 years of experience. This is an immersive tour for fans of American history and the musical Hamilton!
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / NoonSaturday, Sep 22, 2018 / NoonSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / NoonThursday, Oct 11, 2018 / NoonSaturday, Oct 13, 2018 / NoonFriday, Oct 19, 2018 / NoonSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / NoonSaturday, Oct 27, 2018 / Noon
Avast, ye scurvy dogs! Circus Vargas is back with an all new show that's sure to spark joy in the hearts of landlubbers and swabbies alike. America's favorite traveling big top circus adds a fantastical new level of swashbuckling spectacle to its music-filled extravaganza with Dreaming of Pirates at Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights. Jam-packed with aerial feats, acrobatics and clowning, not to mention a colorful cast of characters, world-class performers, singing, comedy and more, Dreaming of Pirates has plenty of treasures for the whole family to enjoy. Before the show, kids have the chance to step into the ring and learn circus skills. After the show, stick around to meet and take pictures with the cast.
Bill Paradene is holidaying in Sussex where he's met a very attractive, but rather common young girl, Lottie. Sensing her charms are diminishing, Lottie has a fit of hysterics and Sally Smith, MD, is called in. Bill instantly falls for Sally but she remains aloof and so he returns home where he pines so much for Sally that his foolish old Uncle imagines he's missing Lottie. Orinda Starlight Village Players perform P.G. Wodehouse's Good Morning, Bill under the stars at the Orinda Community Center Amphitheater.
The "Bad Boys of Magic" entertain with their singular mix of wicked comedy and truly amazing illusions in their own theater at the Rio. Performing together for close to 40 years now, Penn & Teller haven't stopped producing irreverent, edgy and hilarious shows that have earned them legions of fans, a pair of successful Broadway productions, countless TV appearances and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as well as their own Showtime and Discovery Channel series. The latest edition of their live show -- one of the longest running in Vegas history -- has been known to feature knives, guns, fire, a gorilla, a showgirl and apparently even a duck. Don't miss the free meet-and-greet with the duo in the lobby after the show.
Experience a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating musicians like Aaron Copland and Hanns Eisler at the Will Greer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. Will Geer was blacklisted from a thriving career in Hollywood in the early 1950s. His long career of labor unionizing throughout the United States and association with subversive musicians like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and others made him a target of suspicion at the height of the Cold War's first 'Red Scare'. In keeping with Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's deep social justice roots, Blacklisted is an evening celebrating those musicians which society had once sought to silence.
Cruise New York City's famous harbor aboard the 1920s-style yacht Manhattan while listening to live jazz. Sit back and enjoy a beer, wine or champagne -- included as part of your ticket -- while you take in the gorgeous view of the New York skyline and her quintessential lower-Manhattan harbor sites on this two-hour cruise. The onboard band sets a festive, jazzy mood with selections from the Great American Songbook by NYC jazz legends such as Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker, to name just a few. Whether you need a unique way to unwind or want to impress a date, this is just the ticket.
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.
Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of Los Angeles on this fun food tour. Your knowledgeable tour guide will lead you on a leisurely three-hour walking adventure through this extraordinary downtown area, sharing stories of the city's early settlers, Hollywood's heyday, architectural background and the transformation of L.A.'s culture and food scene. Along the way you'll get to enjoy tastes from unique eateries, including the best bakeries, authentic ethnic restaurants and renowned establishments currently creating a buzz in the foodie universe -- six stops in all. By the end of the tour, you'll be able to impress your friends with your vast knowledge of the city and its hidden culinary gems.
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.
Grease is the word, and the musical you've gotta see when it comes to Sunnyvale Theatre. Always a crowd-pleasing favorite, Grease follows the '50s romance of innocent ingenue Sandy and bad-boy greaser Danny as they enter their senior year. Danny believes their hot summer fling is over...until Sandy unexpectedly enrolls at Rydell High. The hit 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John quickly became a musical phenomenon with catchy sing-along tunes like "Summer Nights," "You're the One That I Want," "We Go Together" and "Greased Lightning." Join the Pink Ladies, the T-Birds and the rest of the gang and experience all the fun of this all-American classic.
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, Sep 22, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)
Take in the twinkling lights of beautiful Boston aboard the classic 80-foot pilot schooner Adirondack III on this 90-minute nighttime cruise of its famous harbor. Whether you're looking for romance, a great tour or just a relaxing outing, this smooth-running and speedy sailing vessel provides a great evening on the water, with sights to see, historical background from the friendly captain and crew, and even an onboard bar. Soda and water are included in the ticket price, with wine and beer available for purchase. Harbor highlights include the Boston Fish Pier, Castle Island and the Donald McKay monument, the Inner Harbor Islands, Charleston Navy Yard, Waterfront Park and the New England Aquarium.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:55pm)
Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre, led by Artistic Director Natasha Middleton, brings its full-length production of Carmen, based on Georges Bizet's opera, to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. The sweeping musical score includes iconic melodies like the "Habañera," "Seguidilla" and the "Toreador Song." Carmen is the story of a wild gypsy girl working in a cigarette factory in Seville, Spain and her lover's triangle with Army Corporal Don José and Spain's most famous Matador Escamillo.
Introduce your family to the wonders of illusion with this magic show geared toward family audiences. The show features top-flight magician Randy Kappe, who has performed at the Magic Castle, Disney and Six Flags, and whose family-friendly, comedy-based magic is sure to amaze.
Just because it's Tuesday, that doesn't mean you can't have a great night out! Enjoy dazzling views of the city including the Navy Pier, downtown Chicago, the John Hancock Center and more, experiencing Chicago like never before aboard The Mystic Blue. Let loose and dance into the night as you enjoy a live DJ playing Top 40, pop, dance and hip-hop favorites! Hit up the fully stocked cash bars for delicious drinks and food available for purchase. Sip your favorite drink and soak in the memories of Rock the Yacht aboard this luxury vessel.
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)
A rousing comedy first presented in 2002! At a rural fishing Lodge, Froggy, a British demolition expert, has brought along a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. He tells everyone that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should -- the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. All of that sets up the wildly funny ending to The Foreigner, playing at the Tacoma Little Theatre.
Napa Valley has been growing Zinfandel grapes since 1851; now's your chance to take a deep dive into the story of this cherished grape. The Culinary Institute of America at Copia hosts a panel, tasting and walk-around reception devoted to all things zin. Your exploration includes the tasting that showcases up to 30 wineries. You'll get the chance to sniff and sip some extremely rare and coveted wines while visiting the winemakers, who'll be on-hand to tell their stories. Plus, there's a selection of culinary bites, prepared by CIA chefs.
George Perez isn't afraid to make fun of himself for a laugh. On stage, he offers his humorous take on growing up in the streets, becoming a young father and battling stereotypes. He's quick on his feet and puts his sly wit to use poking fun at the harsh, yet hilarious realities of being a Latino in America today. Perez has gained a following from appearances on Comedy Central, Showtime, Payaso Comedy Slam, LATV Live, Loco Comedy Jam and Mind of Mencia. He starred in three episodes of MTV's Yo Momma, and was crowned the winner of his episode. Catch this rising comedy star when he comes to Levity Live Comedy Club in Oxnard.
Lincolnesque is the story of two brothers. Leo, a Capitol Hill speechwriter struggling to stay employed, and Francis, a psychiatric outpatient convinced that he is the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln. Leo's employer, a mediocre congressman, looks headed for defeat in his re-election bid. But when Francis secretly takes over the speechwriting, the congressman starts sounding heroic, even inspiring. A seriously comic look at language and strategy, Lincolnesque quickly became an audience favorite when it first premiered in 2009. Now you can see this razor-sharp political comedy when it returns to the Keegan Theatre stage in Washington, D.C.
See the Big Apple's famous sites and avoid the crowds in just one hour on this intimate, family-friendly yacht tour aboard a luxury vintage yacht. With a complimentary beverage to welcome you aboard, this tour has a special emphasis on the most famous attractions in the New York Harbor -- Battery Park, the Financial District, Governor's Island, The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge, with narration by the captain. Enjoy the views from the bright open decks of the yacht or watch from the comfort of the climate-controlled cabin. While food won't be available, you're welcome to pack a picnic to truly complete the experience.
The world's premiere action sport competition is heading back to Salt Lake City with the exciting addition of two new disciplines! Coming off tremendous success in years one and two, the 3rd annual Nitro World Games will focus on motorized sports, with the addition of Nitro RallyCross (NRX) and FMX Quarterpipe, plus the return of FMX Best Trick. Created by Nitro Circus and action sports icon Travis Pastrana, Nitro World Games pushes the limits of action sports competition. Don't miss this ultimate event at Utah Motorsports Campus.
Hilarious and heartfelt, Gertie's Garden tells the story of a decades-old community garden in the heart of the city that's being threatened with destruction by "big business." This production -- blooming at New York's Kraine Theater -- is full of poignant themes, toe-tapping tunes and is perfect for theatergoers ages 7 to 97.
A total high-energy package, Howl at the Moon is the experience that brings together a live concert AND a full bar, and the fun doesn't stop short at their spot in Universal City. Try switching out the DJ for a live show that features musicians jamming out to their own renditions of dance anthems and party hits. Whether it's that pop song you hear on repeat on the radio or a good old '90s throwback, Howl at the Moon re-charges each tune with a new, refreshing kick that gets the crowd jumping. Massive buckets of sugar-fueled cocktails also lend a hand to the party, with treats like sparkling vodka apple lemonade, a Fruit Roll-Up-inspired medley and more.
From Vicki Quade, the creator of the popular comedy Late Nite Catechism, comes the new interactive comedy Bible Bingo. The Archdiocese's new gaming department needs to raise money for the parish. That's where you come in: Get ready to hit Chicago's Royal George Theatre to play bingo for a variety of wacky prizes. Along the way, you'll be drawn into conversation about everything from Adam and Eve to modern sins. Just be careful: You might laugh so hard you forget to yell "bingo."
A collection of some of the most exciting poets working today come to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington for the reading Won't You Celebrate With Me? Featuring Thomas Award-winning poet Linda Pastan, PEN-winning author/poet Marilyn Chen and Neruda Prize-winning writer Ellen Bass, this night of poetry and discussion will be moderated by Jean Nordhaus. Stay afterward for a wine reception and book signing.
You've seen plays, movies and TV shows, and the one thing they all have in common is ... the script. In Closing Night, Fremont's Made Up Theatre throws the script out the window and makes up a play on the spot, based on a title from the audience. That's right. It's an actor's nightmare, but it's an improvisor's delight! Plus, you'll witness a unique and hilarious format to kick off the show.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 3, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 10, 2018 / 8:00pm
Alice Birch's wildly experimental and inventive new play that does not behave puts together a grouping of vignettes that ask how to revolutionize language, relationships, work and life in general while bursting at the seams of conformity. Catch Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. at the Diversionary Theatre in San Diego.
Comedy! Politics! Yelling! Electoral Dysfunction returns to at Under St. Marks as the march to the 2018 midterms/end of all things begins!
Blending sketch, stand up, improv and panel discussions, Electoral Dysfunction has brought comedians and experts together to debate the news of the week since 2012. Previous guests have included WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, Fake The Nation host Negin Farsad and Republican Strategist Dee Dee Sorvino. Produced by Tom Brennan (Marvel Entertainment) and Robert George (New York Daily News)
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Nov 3, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Nov 10, 2018 / 5:00pm
Stand-up artist TuRae Gordon is a veteran of comedy club stages, HBO and Comedy Central showcases, as well as cable radio streams. Catch his act live at Punch Line Philly, where he'll be recording material for an upcoming comedy album.
Are you ready to dance?!? Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour! is an all new interactive live concert experience that will have your preschoolers bouncing, wiggling and giggling. Sing along to Disney Junior's greatest hits with your family's favorite characters -- from Mickey and the Roadster Racers to Sofia the First to the Puppy Dog Pals. Cut a royal rug with Elena of Avalor and let Doc McStuffins get you in the swing of things. Kids of all ages can shake and shimmy, play games and join the biggest dance party around when this feel-good gathering boogies into The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.
Purple Reign has been partying like it's 1999 for more than a decade in Vegas, and shows no signs of letting up now. Tribute artist Jason Tenner and his high-powered band re-create the experience of seeing Prince in his prime -- as well as Vanity 6 and Morris Day and the Time -- in this high-energy show that lights up the stage with outrageous outfits and infectious hits including "Let's Go Crazy," "1999," "Kiss," "When Doves Cry," "Raspberry Beret" and more. Purple Reign got to perform on the Late Show with David Letterman and was named "Best Tribute Act" in a Las Vegas Review-Journal poll, and now they're bringing the fun and the funk to The Tropicana.
When Sarah Goldman -- a lovely young school teacher in Chicago -- wants to please her parents, she invents a boyfriend whom she believes will be the man of her mother's dreams. When her parents insist on meeting the man, Sarah hires Bob, an actor, to pretend to be her new beau, Dr. David Steinberg. Find out just how far Sarah will go to please her parents when hilarious romantic comedy Beau Jest comes to Scottsdale's Don Bluth Front Row Theatre.
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, Sep 17, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)
With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn't you like a day off, too? Play hooky at this hilarious new sketch comedy revue, kicking off Brave New Workshop's 60th anniversary season with trademark BNW political satire! After all... life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and laugh once in a while, you could miss it. The show at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre in Minneapolis features cast members Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Ryan Nelson, Tom Reed and Taj Ruler, directed by Caleb McEwen.
With her one-woman show One Life Stand, Alicia Dattner delivers a modern girl's guide to enlightenment ... and other disorders. Tongue planted firmly in cheek, she'll explain sustainable flossing, aspirational dating, drinking at yoga, practicing extreme mindfulness and what to do should you encounter narcissists in the wild. Plus, there's a ukulele. Voted Best Comedian in the SF Weekly and Bay Guardian, thanks to live shows like The Oy of Sex and Eat, Pray, Laugh!, Dattner's star is on the rise. You can catch the local comedian on her ascent when she brings One Life Stand to The Marsh Berkeley.
Break out your best neon spandex, empty that bottle of hairspray and get ready to party like it's 1989 as totally tubular tribute band Jessie's Girl sends you Back to the Eighties. But you won't need a DeLorean for the trip, because this much-raved about party band channels the trademark sounds of all your favorite stars, from Prince and Michael Jackson to Madonna, Bon Jovi and more. Sing along to "Any Way You Want It," bop to "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and jump to, well, "Jump" as Jessie's Girl shows why they were named "one of the best things to do in New York on a Saturday night" by Time Out in this theatrical concert at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair.
See Houston-area favorites as well as fantastic comedians from all over the country at the Joke Joint Comedy Showcase. You never know who will pop up at this intimate club -- you could find yourself seeing the next big comics before they become household names or catching comedy favorites at their prime. Either way you can enjoy a delicious specialty cocktail, tasty appetizer and, of course, plenty of laughs when you take in a show at the Joke Joint in Houston.
Sarcastic, witty and just plain funny, Canadian stand-up comic Ian Bagg is known for his formidable ability to work a crowd. From Canada he made his way to NYC where his stand-up quickly landed him gigs on Conan, The Late Late Show and Tonight Show. He's also been seen in film and television from Tim Robbins' The Cradle Will Rock to appearances on the History Channel, the Food Network and the Biography Channel. His stand-up special Getting to F**king Know You recently debuted on Showtime and the title may clue you in on Bagg's style. He's got a razor-sharp tongue and extremely quick wit. His off-the-cuff style of comedy is crafted on stage as he works the crowd in a way that few comics can pull off. See him now at Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale.
DC By Foot presents a walking tour featuring the Ghosts of Georgetown. Among the historic streets, manicured gardens and Victorian row houses of one of Washington, D.C.'s finest neighborhoods lie deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past. Come along to hear about the ghosts and spirits that still haunt the nation's capital ... if you dare. You'll hear a historian's take on all of the curses, eerie coincidences and hauntings that make up the darker side of days gone by in this pre-Revolutionary town.
Relax and unwind while you cruise New York Harbor aboard an 80-year-old classic schooner as author Felicia Sherbert and/or other guest wine experts introduce you to a pleasing variety of wines picked from some of America's oldest and best-known cellars. Pair your wines with tasty snacks and cheeses while taking in the stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and of course the iconic Manhattan skyline. This two-hour sail is a casual, classy and intimate way to spend an afternoon in New York.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:30pm)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:30pm)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:30pm)Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:30pm)Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:30pm)Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:30pm)Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:30pm)Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:30pm)
Winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, this tragicomedy uses gin rummy as metaphor for life itself. As two lonely souls play "the gin game," the upper hand is shuffled between them, and they reveal their lives to each other over the well-worn score pad. Starring Katherine James (SMP's Amanda in The Glass Menagerie) and Alan Blumenfeld (company member of A Noise Within and Theatricum Botanicum).
Four performers embody all of the characters in this innovative new Hamlet, a fast-paced, non-stop whirlwind of mind and body as rational thought battles with hysteria. Secret Theater teams up with Ript Theater Company on this exciting production.
Adam London is a comic magician with a unique trait -- the guy just loves ducks. In Laughternoon, a family-oriented show at The D, you'll get to experience the wit and whimsy of London's clever sleight-of-hand tricks and hilarious magic. Having perfected his craft at shows around the world, including the world-famous Magic Castle, London has taken residence in Las Vegas, ready to showcase his special brand of magic. Take a break from your Sin City travels and enjoy a hilarious Laughternoon!
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:45pm)
From the darkness of the unlit stage, two strangers meet, each with a chair and what appears to be the same task -- place the chair, then leave. The winner of countless awards, this show's reviews say pretty much all that need be said. Orlando Weekly says, "It's like a lost Samuel Beckett classic co-written with Douglas Adams and performed by a couple of Cirque du Soleil clowns." Stage Door declares that, "People often speak of 'The magic of theatre', but this is truly magical... This is comedy at its profoundest and most essential." Don't miss this world-class comedy at New York City's SoHo Playhouse.
Ever wish you could go back in time and fix your mistakes? Some Sweet Day is a full-throttle romantic comedy where one man is given that chance. Ken still regrets losing the girl of his dreams years ago. But when the time machine he has been obsessively building finally works, he gets a second chance to try to make things right.
Take a journey through the life, loves and laughter of the world's most beloved Yiddish humorist, as you're treated to an in-depth look at the foolish philosophers, philosophical fools, comical shtetl folk and not-so-comical scoundrels that populated Sholom Aleichem's real and fantasy worlds. This bold and bittersweet, raucous and romantic musical comedy celebrates the great man's 102nd Yahrzeit, journeying through his loves and losses, the controversy surrounding his stories and plays, his fame and his failures. The new musical -- the fifth in the Playhouse Sholom Aleichem quintilogy -- stars veteran performer Chris DeCarlo, who once again takes on the role of the beloved author. Catch Aleichem Sholom! at The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 3:30pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Oct 7, 2018 / 3:30pmSaturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Oct 14, 2018 / 3:30pmSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 7:30pm
After a six-year run at Broadway's Golden Theatre, the massively popular, Tony-winning adult puppet musical Avenue Q now calls New World Stages its home. Full of humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, Avenue Q scored the "Triple Crown" of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl/monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life.
L.A.'s Theatre of Note presents the West Coast premiere of Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood, Adam Szymkowicz's gender-bending, patriarchy-smashing, hilarious new take on the classic Robin Hood myth. In this retelling of the tale, Robin Hood is (and has always been) Maid Marian in disguise, and leads a motley group of Merry Men (a few of whom are actually men) against the greedy Prince John. As the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, who will stand for the vulnerable if not Robin? What is the cost of revealing your true self in a time of trouble? Modern concerns and romantic entanglements clash on the battlefield and on the ramparts of Nottingham Castle. It's a play about selfishness and selflessness, love deferred and the fight, which must always go on.
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, Sep 17, 2018 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In Time 11:45am)Monday, Sep 17, 2018 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:15pm)Monday, Sep 17, 2018 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 3:15pm)Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In Time 11:45am)Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:15pm)Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 3:15pm)Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In Time 11:45am)Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:15pm)
Few events in sports can equal the excitement of college football, and the University of Maryland Terrapins consistently deliver thrills. The Terps are taking steps to get better under young coach D.J. Durkin, and have a talented roster ready to compete in the always-tough Big 10 East. Led by explosive QB Kasim Hill and RB Ty Johnson, the Terps are looking to make some waves. So come out and cheer them to victory at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / TBA (vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers)Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 12:00pm (vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights)
Fans of comedy and improv shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway? will love Chicago's ComedySportz, a fun, fast-paced event that's great for the whole family. Two highly skilled teams battle for laughs and points as they create scenes, games and songs on the spot with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. It's never the same show twice, and you might even end up on stage yourself! The competition moves at a blazing pace, and you ultimately get to decide the winner.
The cast of comedian Paul Mecurio's one-man show actually grows exponentially every performance as he plucks people out of the crowd and gives them all kinds of Permission to Speak. In this unscripted, interactive experience, the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning comic actor (The Daily Show, Colbert) and podcaster randomly selects audience members and draws out amazing, funny and eye-opening stories through simple conversation, freely shared without the constraints of contrived political correctness. Take an entertaining, revealing and liberating journey as part of this unique comedy event, now at the Actors' Temple Theatre in New York City.
A true American classic exploring the alternatives that spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape, Sam Shepard's True West follows estranged brothers Lee and Austin as they meet up in their mother's suburban home. Austin's there to work on his latest screenplay, while Lee drops in to scour the surrounding houses for valuable appliances to pilfer. Instead, Lee steals the thunder from his brother, pitching his own story to Austin's producer and setting off a darkly-humored rivalry that results in some surprising admissions. Watch the internal revolutions of the two brothers unfold at the Santa Paula Theater Center.
The Brooklyn Comedy Collective's weekly improv hour, featuring rotating improv teams with performers whose comedy credits include: Saturday Night Live, Stranger Things, The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert,The Chris Gethard Show, IFC, Search Party, High Maintenance, Just For Laughs Montreal, and more! Everything is totally made up on the spot and for one night only.
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, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Superscene - Prime Time)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Masterpiece of Murder)Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Superscene - Prime Time)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 8:00pm (Masterpiece of Murder)
The Blackout Diaries is a comedy show were standup comedians and "regular" people (cops, firefighters, teachers -- you get the picture) tell incredible true drinking stories. Then you, the audience, can probe even deeper by asking questions. The show has been a critics' pick by most major Chicago papers and been featured on NPR, Comedy Central and more. Its host, Sean Flannery, was even named the best drunk in Chicago by The Chicago Reader. So head to Under the Gun Theater for some of the funniest drinking stories you've heard.
Coming off a six-year sold-out run in Brooklyn, the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse is bringing your favorite childhood shows to the big screen for a weekend of cartoon, cereal and brunch cocktail fun, aka Spoons, Toons & Booze. Hosted by SecretFormula's Michael Austin and Nell Casey, you and your fellow animation aficionados will get to choose from more than 100 cartoon series from the 1940s through the early 2000s while chowing down on all the sugary, marshmallowy, fruity, chocolaty breakfast faves you crave from the included cereal bar. Don't miss specialty cocktails like "The Sonny," a White Russian topped with Cocoa Puffs, or drop a shot of Bailey's or Kahlua to booze up your bowl. And that's not all, folks -- after all, what's a cartoon-cereal celebration without a few prize giveaways? No word on whether you'll have to dig through the box, though.
See the Big Apple's famous sites and avoid the crowds in just one hour on this family-friendly tour aboard a luxury vintage yacht. This tour has a special emphasis on the most famous attractions in the New York Harbor -- Battery Park, the Financial District, Governor's Island and a slow pass by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Enjoy the views from the bright open decks of the yacht or watch from the comfort of the climate-controlled cabin. This tour aboard an intimate luxury yacht is the perfect sightseeing opportunity for visitors with limited time.
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.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 11, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 18, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 25, 2018 / 8:00pm
If you miss The Sopranos and have watched Goodfellas and The Godfather too many times to count, then you're gonna love seeing who gets Murdered by the Mob. This outrageous interactive comedy-mystery has been entertaining New York City audiences for more than 15 years. When one of the made men celebrating at Arno Ristorante is the victim of a hit, everyone's a suspect -- including you. So fugeddaboutit and enjoy an Italian dinner, dancing and an entertaining show while mingling with mobsters and matching wits with the cop who's on the case.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 7:00pm Friday, Oct 19, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 7:00pm Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 / 7:30pm
Indulge in an end-of-week treat with a 90-minute evening catamaran cruise, during which you'll sip delicious wine while taking in the gorgeous sunset views of Dana Point Harbor. You'll be treated to several samples from The Organic Cellar, whose offerings are organically grown and pesticide-free. There's also cheese, crackers, fruit and nuts to go with the wine, and the vessel features a cash bar offering additional beverages for purchase. The 63-foot catamaran, the Ocean Adventures, was built exclusively for Dana Wharf and features high-tech viewing cameras mounted at the bow, a roomy viewing deck and the smoothest ride on the water.
Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by USA Today, the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Laugh Factory's roster of performers has included Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and many more -- almost anyone you can think of in the comedy business. With tableside food and drink service and stellar talent on stage, the Laugh Factory is a surefire bet for a great night out.
Every Saturday night, the Los Angeles Club Crawl escorts a large group of tourists and locals to four high-energy Downtown L.A. nightclubs. The group receives free entry, drink specials and no line/express entry at each stop. Come alone or with a group and you will meet a mass of new party friends. Nightclub lineups change weekly and include The Reserve, Clifton's, Little Easy, Crocker Club, Exchange LA, El Dorado and more. Come out to the Golden Gopher to meet your hosts and join the Los Angeles Bar and Club Crawl.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 9:30pm
In the tradition of epic multigenerational family dramas like Alex Haley's Roots, Vintage Theatre presents Robert Schenkkan's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Kentucky Cycle: nine short plays that chronicle the lives of three intersecting families in an isolated section of eastern Kentucky: the Rowen family, descended from an uneducated, escaped indentured Irish servant; the Talbert family, homesteaders and landowners; and the Biggs family, enslaved African-Americans. The plays explore man's propensity toward violence -- whether racial, gender-based, or environmental -- and the fierce devotion to property and family that is part of America's rich and complex heritage. The Kentucky Cycle will be presented in two parts, running in repertory on different days and times.
Join the incomparable Lily Tomlin and more than a dozen of her timeless characters for a hilarious trip down memory lane. Known for her sharply witty material and unforgettable characters like Ernestine and Edith Ann, the iconic actress got her start as a stand-up comedian in the late '60s and became a household name on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. She's gone on to a successful stage, recording and screen career that has earned her a Grammy, two Tonys, six Emmys, an Oscar nomination, two Peabodys and the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Some of her best-known work also includes I Heart Huckabees, Nashville, Nine to Five, All of Me and the hit Netflix original series Grace and Frankie. See the legend live when she returns to Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall, where she'll dazzle you with comical insights and wildly witty observations about the human condition. A portion of the proceeds from this show goes to support One Fair Wage (www.onefairwage.com).
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
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.
Climb aboard the 1920s-style Manhattan for a leisurely weekend brunch, featuring a spread of locally sourced foods, including fresh-baked bagels and pastries, fruit, ham, quiche, Belgian waffles and more. You'll also enjoy an included beverage which can range from coffee or juice to champagne, a Bloody Mary or a mimosa. This nearly three-hour cruise takes you on a relaxing trip completely around the island of Manhattan on the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers, passing under all 18 bridges. So sit back and soak up the gorgeous 360-degree views from the heated and enclosed back-deck observatory or the outdoor front deck of this beautiful teak-decked motor yacht as you glide past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the UN building and much, much more.
In the late 1970s, disco reigned supreme and Studio 54 was the place to be and be seen! You had to be in to get in, and the who's who of Hollywood were on the scene. 54 is hosted by Rex Nightly and features acts that will get your heart pounding and your ass shaking. Boogie over to Prohibition Theatre and get down with with Houston's brightest stars, The Moonlight Dolls, for the party of your life! This one-hour show is followed by two hours of disco dancing.
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 11:00pmFriday, Sep 28, 2018 / 11:00pmFriday, Oct 5, 2018 / 11:00pmFriday, Oct 12, 2018 / 11:00pmFriday, Oct 19, 2018 / 11:45pmFriday, Oct 26, 2018 / 11:45pmFriday, Nov 2, 2018 / 11:45pmFriday, Nov 9, 2018 / 11:45pm
Embassy Row is a place where the women ruled and champagne flowed like water. From around 1890 'til the Great Depression, Massachusetts Ave. was the place for society, and while the men were of politicking, the women ruled and competed for the honor of being the "hostess with the mostest." Beneath the stately facades of Beaux Arts architecture was an exciting world of pleasure, leisure, scandal, gossip and above all competition. We'll see the outside of the houses of the ladies of the old guard of Washington circa 1910, and hear stories of such ladies as Cissy Patterson, whose wealth and connections made her house on Dupont Circle a place even the President would envy. Evalyn Walsh McLean, the spendthrift, exuberant and happy-go-lucky owner of the Hope Diamond. And the incomparable Alice Roosevelt Longworth, eldest daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, often called "the other Washington Monument." At the end of the tour, we'll get a special treat by going inside the one of the grand old mansions, whose formally restrained exterior masks an opulent interior.
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Oct 5, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Oct 19, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Nov 2, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 10:00am
Hot off their hit musical Titanic, the creative crew at Serenbe stages their latest site-specific show in the Playhouse's Wildflower Meadow, the perfect setting for this contemporary take on Chekhov's most action-packed tragicomedy. This lakeside production in Chattahoochee Hills unfolds during the party of a lifetime on a country estate, where a successful actress has brought her celebrated novelist lover to visit her aspiring-playwright son, sparking a series of conflicts. With re-imagined Balkan music, dark humor and a distinctively Eastern European brand of mayhem, this version of The Seagull dives deep into themes of fame, love, justice and purpose, revealing the ruthless competition behind it all.
If you like the long-running TV improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? then you'll love ComedySportz, a fun, fast-paced live comedy show that's great for the whole family. Watch two teams battle for laughs -- and points -- as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. Full of off-the-cuff humor and unpredictable moments, it's never the same show twice at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The longest-running stage show in Los Angeles, ComedySportz has been turning great improv into hilarious sport for more than 25 years.
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.
Enjoy a walking tour through the West Village while expanding your palette with the best bites the neighborhood has to offer. You'll learn about the history of the area while trying out six tastes from local culinary treasures. Your three-hour tour takes you through the tree-lined streets and hidden pathways of Greenwich Village where famous beat poets like Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg and Cassady lived, as well as musicians like Dylan, Hendrix and Reed. Along the way, you'll sample the best bagels, pizza and cannoli in NYC, without the long lines.
Featured on the Travel Channel's American Haunts IV, San Diego's Haunted Hotel sits in the historic Gaslamp District, waiting to scare you silly. This season, they're celebrating 25 years of spooks and gore in the city with a load of fright-tacular attractions for those who dare to enter. With spine-tingling realistic effects, The Haunted Hotel will put you through a hellevator, make you walk down the darkest hallways and wheel you around via Clown Subway. Voted one of the top haunted houses in America by Hauntworld Magazine, it's never too early to start the Halloween seasonal festivities.
Good for September 21 or 22, 2018 (7:00pm-11:00pm)