The Getty Research Institute presents “Monumentality” at a relevant time presenting our current contemporary concerns over the resilience of structure as well as stereotype. The monument and highway systems which define Los Angeles as a city reveals its coercive and erosive effects while a connection to all arteries of life and escalation of need. The monument can serve to aspire and fall, hence the falling tower in Tarot. The most compelling piece in this exhibition is undoubtedly Theaster Gates’s MONUMENTAL piece “Dancing Minstrel” 2016/18 commenting on the racist trope of the black minstrel and deconstruction of that stereotype. The destructed large bobbling figure forces the viewer to connect w this dismembering in a visceral and symbolic way. In a society where stereotype has led to discrimination and hate, I find this piece to transpire us.
As in the image “Black Sun”, Mann has an incredible ability to bring poetry to life in her photography. As if to unfold as a chemical experiment, the erosion that takes place hits the viewer to the unconscious collective soul of lineage.
Mann’s exploration of America’s colonial history in the South is an attempt to heal her conflicted relationship with the murky beauty of the south built on slavery. She refers to “hanging fruit” as a comment on lynching and the beauty that unfolds terror. Her own relationship with her nanny was a closeness to more than her own mother.
The churches in the South as architecture for worship and connection to soul is frequently represented in Mann’s work with its eroded disfigured beauty that defines American history in the South.
Welcome to the Getty Villa Underworld. Who would have known such a fascinating journey into Greek mythology could bring me to beautiful thoughts and notions of what the afterlife holds. With the passing of my grandmother, Day of the Dead and Halloween approaching the week of this press event, going down into the depths of no enjoyment and only a few gaining access to paradise in the afterlife is understood in these ornately designed vessels. The vessels contain an emptiness but as the eye moves up the delicate symbols bring us the bounties of earthly delight found in our afterworld. I sure hope my grandma has access to this as she also had on the earth plane. AMEN.
THE FIGURE IS NOT DEAD and is VERY MUCH ALIVE in this Getty Center exhibition "The Renaissance Nude" which opened October 30th. PSYCHITECTURE MAGAZINE features this exhibition as an exploration into the meaning of the nude from IDEALIZATION, RELIGIOSITY, HUMANISM, NATURALISM, EROTICISM, and PROPORTION. This exhibition sources exquisite works generously lent to explore and interpret themes of the nude as the nude moves through time.
According to these books on PROPORTIONALITY, there is no perfect size or proportion. SO LADIES, let's all embrace our beautiful bodies and selves!!!
Who knew the first porn was found in these books....bathing Bathsheeba for the King...very risque and a chance to check out the original erotica.
Being in LA enough, you will often see people mention East LA with a twitch of the nose or a concerned furrow of the brows. The discussion of East LA never fails to bring up heavy subjects such as crime, poverty, and hooliganism. But what about On Saturday, October 20th the Pete Galindo will be leading a 1 mile hike of East LA to break the stereotypes and preconceived notions of the neighborhood. The hike will express the rich history and culture that surrounds East LA as told through the beautiful murals.
Steve Grody, author of Graffitti LA: Street Styles and Art, will finally put the fiery graffitti debate to rest on Sunday, September 16th. He will be accompanied by Joseph "Nuke" Maltavo, graffitti writer with the UTI crew, and Cindy Schwarzstein, founder of Cartwheel Art. They will take outsiders into the colorful world of graffitti art, explaining the history and significance of graffiti art. With the swirling shapes, bright colors, and thought-provoking messages, all complementing the world of LA, viewers will come to appreciate the art of graffiti.
Just because it's not February doesn't mean we can't celebrate the accomplishments of the black community. Opening on Saturday, August 11th is the Black People Rock Art Exhibition at the SKYLINE LOFT. There will be 40 distinguished People of Color whose accomplishments have contributed - and continue to contribute - to the black community. The event will be a time to empower the black community through the beautiful art of Visual Transformations Founder David Brannon, delicious cuisine, and a refreshing bar provided by Ciroc Premium Vodka.
Driving through the streets of LA, you are bound to see the controversial art known as graffitti. Some condemn it as vandalism while others appreciate it as expressive and rebellious art. Either way, delve into it at the Beyond the Streets art exhibition on Thursday, July 5th and Friday, July 6th. The exhibition, covering 40,000 square feet, includes paintings, sculpture, photography, installations and other works of art.
LA serves as the birthplace for a lot of things: products, movements, policies, ideas, trends, and art. There can be an entire exhibit dedicated to showing art grown and cultivated in LA, and on Saturday, June 2nd the Hammer Museum will do just that with the Made in LA 2018 opening celebration. The exhibit will be exposing artists from all over LA with music by Alima Lee and DJ LENGUA, drinks, and food.
Art is political activism and political activism is art, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in collaboration with USC's Roski School of Art and Design, and KORO, Public Art Norway, want to show off this perfect combination through its Culture in Action: Conversations in Social Practice Art. The event will be guided by Grant Kester, a professor of Art History at the University of California, San Diego. It will be a week-long seminar that analyzes and discusses the intricate relationship between political activism and art in the context of current events. It will be an enlightening and engaging experience that will leave the audience with a new appreciation for both art and political activism.
Artists In Mind 'The Future Moves Slow' Opening Night
Psychitecture's founder Rachel Melvald and Dr. Aimee Martinez have joined forces in ARTISTS IN MIND to bring you ''The Future Moves Slow'', a one-of-a-kind gallery exhibit at Schoos Night Gallery in West Hollywood that celebrates Cuban art and emerging artists from Havana. Mark your calendars for the exhibit's opening night on November 11th and prepare to journey through space and time to a parallel universe unaffected by the globalization and rampant capitalism that characterizes the modern era.
Join Psychitecture's founder Rachel Melvald in celebrating the official launch of 'Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA', a collaborative art effort from institutions across Southern California that aims to deeply explore Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Just sit back, relax and enjoy as Rachel guides you along a virtual tour of the 'Cuba IS' Grand Opening and the funky Kinetic art exhibits at the Palm Springs Art Museum!
Marciano Art Foundation
Provoke your curiosity at the Marciano Art Foundation with a diverse, multigenerational collection of contemporary art exhibits that seek to communicate important developments in art and human society while taking into consideration current socio-political trends.
Luxuriate in the color, strokes, and self-examination of David Hockney's private self-portrait collection.
Christie's just opened Beverly Hills street front gallery highlights works from the Post-War and Contemporary Art, Impressionist and Modern Art Auction. The gallery hosts a survey of works by artists such as Cy Twombly and the Greta Garbo collection which will get your art history groove on!
Co-facilitated by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston this exhibit features Latin American artists who view HOME in spatial terms. This exhibit immerses you in a space connecting to your own understanding of what HOME means spatially.
The cannabis industry has seemed to touch every aspect of life overnight -- food, cosmetics, decor, and...dance? On Saturday, October 6th Brandon Anthony will be leading a Movement2Music session that explores and celebrates cannabis. The exploration and celebration require zero experience -- just a yearning to be creatively free as you create your own choreography and story through dance.
In the form of a tribute to Tony Bennett, Jessica Lang has created This Thing Called Love. Lang, a former member of Twla Tharp's company, has artistically transformed classical ballet into a beautiful, emotional story. You can witness the amazing choreographer that portrays the heart-wrenching story on Friday, September 28th at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
There are two types of people: Those that are good at dancing and those that wish they were good at dancing. The dance-talents can contort and sway and wiggle and swing at the club, at a party, heck even at the grocery store while the dance-wannabes awkwardly stand and wistfully watch. Well on August 8 -12, people of all dance abilities (or lack thereof) can come together and dance the summer away at the LA Summer Bachata Festival. The festival will have workshops for people learning to take their first steps and people ready to take their cha-cha-cha to the next level, networking parties, and tantalizing performances. You can literally dance the night away!
As women, we are born into this world with the odds stacked against us. And we know it. However, we dive headlong into everything, working and fighting, struggling and thriving. BREAK GLASS is a site-specific dance performance exploring what it means to be a woman working in a man's world. Through dance and physical movement, the all-female ensemble expresses motifs surrounding the experience of hitting the glass ceiling, climbing the corporate ladder and the barriers that often prevent women from getting a foot in the door.
As part of the IGNITE @ the FORD series, the Ford Theatres brings together Kyle Abraham, Rennie Harris, and David Rousseve. On Friday, June 8th they will be performing Reign, said to be a "group work of hip-hop genius made to mark the 30th anniversary of Washington's troupe" by Laura Bleiberg of the Los Angeles Times.
One thing every SoCal person has on their summer bucket list: hit the beach! However, as environmentally conscious and globally aware citizens, we must remember to keep our sandy beaches and ocean waters clean. On Saturday, Mary 12, the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will be at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium reminding people to conserve and preserve with their performance FishEyes. The performance will encompass the theme of conservation, climate change, and the human connection to the environment. The performance has an oral segment in addition to the graceful dancing and beautiful score. After the performance, there will be an after-party in which the audience will connect with the artists.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Experience the magic that follows when ballet mashes with hip hop, resulting in a contemporary twist on a classic holiday tale. This stunning production has been a huge success following its 2014 debut.
Russian Grand Ballet Presents Swan Lake
The world's most beloved classic, Swan Lake, is touring various cities in Southern California from October 24-29. This enchanting tale offers the glorious music of Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Marius Petipa, coupled with Russia's best ballet stars. What's more, this full length production features the rarely performed Waltz of the Black Swans. Experience the magic!
The Red Shoes
Based on the 1948 Powell and Pressburger film, Matthew Bourne's thrilling adaptation of The Red Shoes follows the journey of a talented young ballerina from London to the French Riviera as she wrestles between love and her career. Production includes music by Bernard Herrmann, the composer for classic Hitchcock thrillers like Psycho and Vertigo.
L.A. Dance Project Live Streams From Marfa
For those who have never seen Benjamin Millepied's LA Dance or have visited the art mecca of Marfa, Texas, one can expand themselves through just a download.
It’s no secret that Rachel Melvald of PJSYCHITECTURE Magazine appreciates a good documentary. With the hyper-focused lens that is aimed at the truth, it is the most ground-breaking form of journalism. A particular documentary that is revealing the uncovered stories and truths of rural town America is Monrovia, Indiana by Frederick Wiseman. The film follows the town of Monrovia through its daily life and juxtaposes the contradictory stereotypes thrown at mid-Westerners to give a glimpse into the complexity that makes America. It shows how the forgotten fly-over states are really something to pride over.
Relationships are messy, but the dynamic relationship between a mother and child is on its own plane of complicated. The tenacious push and pull, the altering love and hate -- many of us can relate. No one can understand this duality better than Madeline from Josephine Decker's Madeline's Madeline. As with every dynamic relationship, there are intricate layers that both unite and separate Madeline and her mother Regina: Madeline's mental illness, Regina's helicopter-parenting, and a mutual longing for someone who understands. The psychology of mother-daughter dynamic coupled with the effect of mental illness and references to Jung dream interpretations provides a journey through the psyche and makes this a PSYCHITECTURE favorite.
The entertainment industry is under attack! The siege started last year, and forces have only pushed farther in! Their cries and chants of "Me Too" have deafened the ears of everyone surrounding them and created a sense of unity among themselves, propelling them forward. Who is leading the attack? Strong, determined, and fearless women. As the #MeToo movement has gathered momentum and taken Hollywood by full force, discussions offering intellectual enlightenment and moral support. And what better group to discuss the status of women in Hollywood than the Center for Women in Hollywood? On Friday, August 24th they will be hosting the Women in Hollywood Circles, a discussion about representation, diversity, and safety to bring the women in the entertainment industry together.
As love is a central theme in practically all films, it is only fitting that there be an entire film festival dedicated to it. The Love International Film Festival will bring a variety of films that show all the different facets of love. From Tuesday, July 24th to Friday, July 27th at the Flame International & Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre experience the beautiful and integral part of the human experience through -- yes, you've guessed it -- love.
While you might not consider The Muppet Show or Sesame Street to be your ideal Friday Night entertainment, what if there was a Late Night, adult version? The Skirball Center will be having the Late-Night! Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited on Friday, June 1st from 6-10 pm. The exhibition highlights the world of Jim Henson, including his productions of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth with over 100 objects and 25 puppets on display. However, after hours include a DJ set by Timothy Norwind, refreshing drinks from the cash bar, and great LA food.
We are always told to reach -- reach for the stars, reach for the sky, reach for our dreams -- to reach beyond. With this idea of reaching far out comes the REACH Short Film Festival held Saturday, May 19th in Los Angeles. Prior to the great film screenings, there will be a red carpet event hosted by TV personality Kristin Smith.
The Future of VR in Filmmaking
On November 9th at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, join Scott Ross, former CEO of Lucasfilm, in conversation with Eren Aksu, a virtual reality filmmaker and entrepreneur. Learn about the business and technical challenges of VR and monetizing new technology in storytelling and filmmaking.
ArcLight Fall Documentary Series
This October, ArcLight Documentary series returns in collaboration with Women in Entertainment, exclusively focusing on documentaries directed by women. On Sunday afternoons at the ArcLight Cinema Santa Monica, get ready to be privy to screenings of festival favorites, exclusive first look previews, and beloved classics, followed by lively Q&A sessions.
Neibolt House Hollywood
Venture into the two-story Neibolt House on Hollywood Blvd. at your own risk! Based on Stephen King's novel and inspired by Warner Bros. upcoming release 'IT', guests get the chance to explore the haunted house for 20 minutes, experiencing immersive film inspired scenes complete with authentic set props.
E.P. & L.P.'S 'Melrose Rooftop Cinema'
Kick back and enjoy E.P. & L.P's 'Melrose Rooftop Cinema' series featuring classic cult movies shown in an outdoor setting complete with a stunning night time view of the city!
While the tabloids seem to have it all figured out, we all know that it is just smoke and mirrors. The real story, the real truth must come from the stars themselves. On Tuesday, October 23rd, Roger Daltrey, lead vocalist of the band The Who, will be discussing his upcoming memoir Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story. Taking three years to churn through the events of his life and reflect on his journey to stardom, he has put it all together in a way to allow audiences to follow along the journey from ducking for cover from the London air bombings to traveling all over the world performing hit songs.
Listening to today's mainstream songs, sooner or later, everything starts to just sound the same. It's all one big mesh of the same beat, same rhythm, same lyrics. It's time to change things up. Hosted at the Moroccan Ballroom of the Village Studios is the intimate concert from the Flight of Voices collective. Four artists will showcase their unique voices and lyrical geniuses in an intimate setting that establishes a true and personal connection with the audience.
On Saturday, August 11th being both a Trojan and a Star Wars fan will be the ultimate combo as it is USC Night at the Hollywood Bowl with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. A pre-show reception at 5:30 will provide snacks and drinks, and then the show will begin! As the movie plays on the big screen, the talented Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing the score to provide an immersive experience for the audience.
We all know a person who claims to enjoy classical music...but do they really? It is one thing to respect classical music for the masterpiece that it is (or sometimes that others say that it is), and it is another thing to truly enjoy classical music. For the skeptics who roll their eyes and scrunch their noses, Dr. Daniel Walker will be holding a 4-week Music Appreciation Seminar. He will guide his audience through a journey of exploration and appreciation, delving into masterpieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and others.
Recognize rising artists and musicians at the third annual Music Vortex event held during the BET Experience weekend. On Saturday, June 23rd at the El Cid, both emerging and big-name artists will merge for a night of inspiration and celebration of music.
If you have any interest in music and composition, the name Leonard Bernstein should elicit awe and admiration. He was the mastermind behind scores for West Side Story and On the Waterfront, conductor and music director of the New York Philharmonic, and his involvement in political activism and social justice. In honor of his 100th birthday, the Grammy Museum has collaborated with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Berstein Family to present Leonard Bernstein at 100. The exhibit will have over 150 objects that provide insight to Berstein's personal life, genius talent, and passionate art.
Jazz Night at The W
Jive to live performances of the best of old-school jazz and blues music every Sunday night from 9PM to midnight at The Living Room of the W Hotel. Be prepared for surprise cameos from famous musicians in the industry.
The L.A. Philharmonic is back with a bang this fall at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with its' October calendar featuring two gorgeous performances! 'Mozart 1791: Music from The Magic Flute' runs October 5-8 and focuses on Mozart's final works, performed by one of the world's greatest clarinet soloists! The equally brilliant 'CDMX: BiRDMAN LIVE' is part of thePST: LA/LA series and runs October 9th, where Mexican composer and 5-time Grammy winner Antonio Sanchez performs his unique jazz percussion featured in Oscar winning movie Birdman.
Sofar Sounds x Amnesty International 'Give a Home'
Join Sofar Sounds and Amnesty International's 'Give a Home' event that is helping support 20 million refugees worldwide on September 20. All you have to do is attend small, intimate gigs by upcoming indie artists at secret venues around the city, as part of a massive global concert series. Best part? You can bring your own beverage! ;)
Lindsay Buckingham and Christie McVie Live
Join Lindsay Buckingham and Christie McVie live in concert under the stars of the magical Greek Theater. Revive your musical soul with the ethereal voice of McVie and Buckingham's outer-worldly guitar sounds.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Goldenvoice presents Arroyo Seco Weekend Featuring Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers! Festivals allow one to get connected to their soul, rock out in harmony with humanity. In the green pastures of Pasadena will make this a total sensory experience.
You're a pro at taking a pic of your avocado toast at brunch for Snapchat and Instagram, so how about taking things to the next level? From Saturday, October 6th to Sunday, October 7th you will polish and professionalize your food photography skills with an intensive two-day workshop. The workshop will be led by food photographer Christina Peters, food stylist Alise Arato, and prop stylist Amy Paliwoda. Essential items covered include the styling of different foods, camera angles, white balance, and editing.
What if you could do more with a photo than just simply admiring it? What if you could potentially save a life by helping at-risk youth rise above? That is exactly what City Hearts has been doing since 1984. On Sunday, September 16th City Hearts will host Fresh Focus, its annual benefit auction and fundraiser at the Leica Gallery. It brings over forty fine arts and emerging photographers, with works that express unique stories or trials, troubles, and triumphs through pictures.
The campaign road is a rough one, with every passenger, from the candidate to the speechwriter to the bus driver, all trying to survive the bumps and potholes of the journey. And what about the photojournalists trying to capture and document the triumphs and tribulations of the bumpy journey all the while trying to keep their camera steady? The USC Annenberg Space for Photography presents the Deadlines to Headlines: Covering a Campaign with seasoned speakers such as Damon Winter, Chip Somodevilla, Carolyn Kaster, and Ben LaBolt on Saturday, August 25th.
We often forget that photography is not just an art, but a means of documentation. Photography has changed the way we document and retell history, allowing the photos to speak for themselves without an interpreter. The Getty allows this raw and real documentation of iconic figures from the 20th and 21st century through its Icons of Style exhibit. The exhibit features over 160 photographs highlighted by costumes, illustrations, magazine covers, videos, and advertisements. It provides insight into the history of icons and legends through different lenses.
Everyone understands the struggle to take a good Instagram photo, but what about taking a photo of the president? On Saturday, June 2 the Annenberg Space for Photography will be presenting three former White House photographers: Sharon Farmer, Eric Draper, and Lawrence Jackson. Through a selection of photos, they will be detailing their time at the White House as they covered historical events of the world and the private life of the United States President.
You don't need to be Californian to know that the heat here is one-of-a-kind. Wander into the desert known as Death Valley and, well, it's in the name. A one-of-a-kind landscape and weather can only bring out one-of-a-kind photographs, which is the agenda of Stephen Burns. Join Stephen Burns from Thursday, May 17th to Sunday, May 20th in the 2018 Death Valley Photography Workshop. The tour/workshop will cover the Mesquite Sand Dunes, Racetrack, Badwater, and various ghost towns. The beautiful nature and wonderful wilderness of the valley will inspire the production of only the best photos, and with the professional guidance provided by Stephen Burns, only masterpieces will be created.
Artist Talk with Naturalist Photographer Scott Logan
Join naturalist and photographer Scott Logan on November 9th at the G2 Gallery in Venice for an exploration into macrophotography and the world it reveals. The G2 Gallery is an award-winning nature and wildlife photography gallery that aims to draw awareness to environmental issues.
Exposed: The Female Lens in a Post-Identity Era: This photography exhibition is hosted by the California Museum of Art and Thousand Oaks (CMATO), and is part of the 'Femmes Photo Fest' series, aiming to provide the viewer with a wide range of female artists living life on their own terms. Exclusively featuring female photographers, the cliché that women see the world (and themselves) differently is examined. You do not want to miss out on this wonderfully thought-provoking experience!
Cuba IS Exhibit
Starting September 9 at the Annenberg Space for Photography, the 'Cuba Is' exhibit houses over 120 photographs revealing the complexities of Cuban life unknown to foreigners. In addition, you can delve into a virtual reality encounter strolling along the Malecón streets and experiencing Cuba's dynamic music scene.
Annenberg Space for Photography
Visit this Annenberg Space for Photography exhibition to experience the gratuity of consumption and wealth with these spellbinding images and video installations. The thought provoking images in this exhibition will leave you contemplating the influence of wealth on our daily lives.
Finally, the fashion industry has heard the demands to embrace all shades -- from white to black and all the shades in between -- and On Friday, October 12th the 50 Shades of Gray fashion show will be doing just that. The W Hotel Rooftop will host the fashion show as it presents its Fall/ Winter 2019 Collection with all of the proceeds going to charity.
When we think of fashion, we imagine a long runway with head-turning, avant-garde pieces that no one quite understands. Though that is the mainstream fashion that controls much of what trickles down to us, there is a small bubble that remains untouched and not burst: The Sneaker World. On Sunday, September 23rd the Hilton LAX Airport will host Sneaker Exit: The Ultimate Sneaker Convention. For all the sneaker enthusiasts (aka "sneakerheads"), this will be the fashion event of the year!
Being the President of the United States is a job title that comes with a lot of scrutiny, the press always hounding you for not saying the perfect adjective, walking with a weird gait, and never fixing the economy. But what about your fashion sense? Unless the President is naked or wearing a frumpy old suit, his fashion sense does not get analyzed by the microscope. However, it is a completely different story for the First Lady. The press is pretty critical about the statements First Ladies make with their clothing pieces, illustrating the blending of politics and fashion. The Nixon Library will be hosting a 7-part speaker series called Why They Wore It: The Politics & Pop Culture of Fashion that will analyze the impact of the First Ladies through their literal and figurative statements.
With its vibrant colors, eye-catching prints, and bold shapes, it is easy to spot fashion that has its influence from African culture and fashion. However, it has been morphed and edited through an outsider's perspective. How about getting an insider's scoop? Raissa SOMDAH is a young woman from Burkina Faso in West Africa who has brought her culture's fashion and aesthetic to the runway in RawRose C&A's "La Fashion Underground" show. She has made it a point to bring authentic African fashion that is created with the highest quality of African fabrics and hand-made products. The fashion show will be held on Saturday, July 14th from 7-10pm.
You've been working hard on perfecting your beach bod, but what about your beach fashion? Heck, it can even be argued that the fashion is what's more important! From June 5-8, Beach Fashion Week LA will be presenting the newest beach fashions for the sunny shores of Los Angeles. Bringing together designers, stylists, celebrities, influencers, and fashion-enthusiasts to show off the beach and summer fashion for 2018.
We've all heard of "A girls' night out," but what about "Dames' night out?" On Thursday, May 17th, Dames Collective will be showcasing the "Dames Night Out" Fashion Show. The show will include the latest fashions featuring a variety of boutiques and designers, a special performance by Brickhouse Dance Productions, and cocktails. The event will run from 6-9 pm, so it is a perfect way to begin your adventure of a night out!
LA Fashion Week 2017
Get your trendiest outfits ready because LA Fashion Week 2017 is just 'round the corner! Come support the ever-growing community of LA-based artists and designers from October 4-8 as they showcase their latest Spring/Summer collections. Help make Los Angeles the biggest and brightest cultural hub in the United States as LAFW ushers in a new-generation of innovative design talent!
Stella & Dot Fall Meet-Up
Calling all strong, independent women! Stella & Dot is a social selling company that combines the best of e-commerce, social media, & personal service to create flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for the modern woman. On September 5, their boutique jewelry and accessory line launches its Fall Collection - items have been featured on Gossip Girl and received praise from the NYT and WSJ. Do you really wanna miss out?
Julien's auction house Los Angeles bring the Patrick Swayze estate collection for auction. This auction exhibition will surely bring you back to those Dirty Dancing Days with nostalgic items such as Swayze's surf gear, snap button shirts, and Dirty Dancing albums.
While you may not have done anything crazy during the summer (say....kill a few people?), you can watch the suspense unfold as Julie, Ray, Helen, and Barry try to cover their wild summer in I Know What You Did Last Summer: The Unauthorized Musical! The play runs until Friday, November 16th with opening night being Thursday, October 11th. The play has been adapted for the stage by Jordan Ross (Co-creator of Cruel Intentions: The Musical, The Unauthorized OC Musical) and is directed by Joey Bybee.
As we grow older and morph into adults, wonderful fairy tales slowly fade away and become off-limits, restricted for young children only. However, the Berubian Theatre Company has taken an adult twist on fairy tales with their new production of Happily Whatever After. You can witness and experience the magic at the Actor's Studio Theater every Thursday of September.
You've heard of the group and you've seen the movie, but have you seen and heard the musical? Dreamgirls will be performing at the Cupcake Theater from July to September, providing a musical journey of the trio's rise to fame through the well-known political turmoil of the 60s and hidden personal troubles. Experience the story with an R&B soundtrack, live on the stage.
It is a Disney classic: the beautiful Esmeralda, the daring Quasimodo, and their amazing adventures filled with danger and excitement. Now how about taking it off the screen and onto the stage? ENCORE presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame: The Musical, and the last day to catch the show is Sunday, July 1st. The production will also include two new songs by music legends Alan Menken and Steven Schwartz.
You know how to party, and you've had your fair share of waking up the next day with a spotty memory of the night before. Well, let's take it to another level. The Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Cafe presents Blowfish, a "horrific immersive experience." It relates the crazy adventures of two best friends who had a little too much fun the and end up with a dead body the next morning, trying to solve the puzzle of last night.
We can all agree that dating is definitely different than what it used to be. There are different potholes to avoid, different bumps in the road, and lots (lots!) of signs to adhere to. And a certain trend that seems to be developing in the dating scene is the ditching of monogamy. These very questions and concerns are addressed in A Surplus of One, a project created through the Actors' Equity Los Angeles Self-Produced Project Code with Jolly Pig Project. The play will run until Sunday, May 13th at the Atwater Village Theatre, and the schedule of performances can be found at the link below.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Hurry and reserve tickets for this 4-time Tony Award winning Broadway musical, since it will only be running at for four days starting November 30th. If you delight in sharp wit and black comedy, this one's definitely for you!
Broadway's new, five-time Tony nominated musical 'Bright Star' is in LA! Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie and inspired by real events, this musical tells a tale of love and redemption against the backdrop of the American South in the 20's and 40's.
Broadway's all-time famous musical production 'Hamilton' is finally here! This is a modern twist on the story of America's founding father Alexander Hamilton, featuring a musical score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, and R&B. Reserve your tickets now!