Los Angeles Events: 2017-2018

Your guide to the best and biggest events in the city.  Theatre, parties, premieres…check out what the season has in store for you!

CTGLA – AHMANSON THEATRE

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A National Theatre production, this Tony®-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

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A beloved fairytale and Academy Award®-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession, and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance, but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

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Directed by Tony® winner Walter Bobbie and inspired by a real event, this “downright wonderful” (Newsday) original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s.

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Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony® nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti) are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard” (Tony nominee Adam Pascal). When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!

CTGLA – KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE

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For nearly 20 years, playwright Lauren Yee’s father Larry has been a driving force in the Yee Family Association, a seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men’s club formed 150 years ago in the wake of the Gold Rush. But when her father goes missing, Lauren must plunge into the rabbit hole of San Francisco Chinatown and confront a world both foreign and familiar.

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It’s Hollywood’s biggest night and Mike is stressing. He is nominated for an Oscar®. His transgender nephew wants his acceptance speech to be a political statement. His mother has a bombshell announcement. His boyfriend isn’t returning his calls. And Mike’s night is about to take an unexpected turn that will rock his world while the world is watching.

LA OPERA

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The dazzling Ana María Martínez returns to Los Angeles as opera’s most delectable femme fatale. Nobody—not even a lover—can tame Carmen, who bursts into life onstage with an intoxicating whirl of thrilling choreography, vivid orchestrations and heart-stopping drama. Bizet’s unforgettable score is an endless parade of one great melody after the other. Sept 9 — Oct 1

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A beautifully detailed staging, complete with stunning special effects, brings a rare and exotic story to life. Soprano Nino Machaidze, one of LA Opera’s favorite leading ladies, returns as a veiled priestess with a hidden past, pursued by two lifelong friends and romantic rivals. Oct 7 — Oct 28

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As an aging king descends into madness, his bloodthirsty daughter begins a reign of terror, leaving a defenseless populace to battle for freedom from their oppressors. Plácido Domingo continues his astonishing exploration of the Verdi baritone repertory with his portrayal of the title role. Oct 14 — Nov 19

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Jean Cocteau’s stunningly beautiful 1946 cinematic masterpiece is recast with an enchanting new soundtrack by Philip Glass. The modern maestro works his own magic around the shimmering spectacle by replacing the film’s original music and dialogue with nothing less than a classical opera, performed by live singers synchronized with the actors in the film. Oct 28 — Oct 31

HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES

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Celebrate the sea at the 3rd annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival on the iconic Santa Monica Pier in honor of National Seafood Month this October, benefiting the Surfrider Foundation of West LA-Malibu. This community fundraising event will showcase the city’s best restaurants and chefs included tastings from restaurants such as Maré, The Lobster, Herringbone, FIG, BOA, Sushi Roku and more. Sat October 14 from 3 to 7 PM http://offthehookseafoodfest.com/

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It was one of our BEST of 2016 Events and it’s back this year with the same dazzling array of chefs and convivial people. It’s always sold out so don’t wait to get your tickets and join the party on the beach! https://www.eveningonthebeach.com/