May 7, 2018
Magic Monday at Santa Monica Playhouse
Starting May 7 to September 3 Albie Selznick (Smoke and Mirrors) returns for Magic Monday, a summer full of magic, at the Santa Monica Playhouse. Every Monday evening from May through August will see a new and different lineup of world-class, award-winning magicians and outstanding variety acts. Get ready for an unforgettable season of show-stopping feats — including sleight of hand, interactive parlor magic and mind-blowing illusions. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90405; $40; (Mondays @ 8 p.m. – arrive early: pre-show entertainment begins ½ hour before each performance) 818-558-7000; www.MagicMondayLA.com
July 7, 2018
Cleon Peterson 'Blood & Soil' On View at Over the Influence Los Angeles
Over The Influence presents "Blood & Soil," an exhibition of new works by internationally renowned Los Angeles-based artist Cleon Peterson. The exhibition features new acrylic-on-canvas paintings, small bronze sculptures, and one large-scale sculpture. In this new body of work, Peterson, a fearless artist, intends to reconcile our violent history with present day violence prevalent across the country. Over the Influence, 833 E 3 rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. July 8 through August 5, 2018.There will be an opening reception on July 7, from 6 to 9pm. More information at https://overtheinfluence.com/exhibitions/cleon-peterson-blood-soil.
July 18, 2018
The $50k Charity Challenge Celebrity Basketball Competition
The first annual Monster Energy Outbreak $50K Charity Challenge Celebrity Basketball Game hits the hardwood at UCLA on Tuesday, July 17th.
Team Coaches Kyle Kuzma (LA Lakers) & Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons) lead their team to compete for the charitable winnings, plus music performances by Tyga and many more special guests and surprises. All proceeds benefiting Teen Cancer America and additional charities.
July 26, 2018
Veuve Clicquot Summer Soirée and 200th Rosé Anniversary
Veuve Clicquot's Champagne and Oysters Summer Soirée and 200th Rosé Anniversary. Thursday, July 26th. 7 PM to 9:30 PM. Poolside at Mr. C Beverly Hills. Purchase tickets at mrcbeverlyhills.com/200.
August 19, 2018
"Wildlife Photographer of the Year" Exhibition
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) will present the "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London. Making its West Coast debut, the exhibition celebrates 99 award-winning photographs illustrating the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year touring images are submitted by photographers from all over the world including China, Spain, Colombia, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Winning images selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence reflect the expansive and diverse wildlife that cohabitate the planet while helping to promote sustainability and the conservation of the natural world. August 19, 2018 – January 6, 2018. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exhibition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 9007. www.nhm.org
September 13, 2018
Wags & Walks 8th Annual Benefit Gala
Join Wags & Walks for the 8th Annual Benefit Gala! This unforgettable evening will be held at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, CA on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 and will celebrate the life-saving work of one of the fastest growing dog rescues in Los Angeles. Wags & Walks has expanded with the opening of its first ever adoption center and the gala will raise the funds needed to operate the center, and will support all of the amazing dogs that need saving in our city shelters. Join us as we celebrate the more than 3,600 dogs saved including our honoree Ginger the Pit Bull formerly fostered by Sir Patrick Stewart! Taglyan Complex, 1201 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Single ticket $500/Pair $900. Tickets and info: http://bit.ly/WWxGalaAuction
September 21, 2018
LA Film Festival
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts launches its 2018-19 season by partnering with the LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, to host the 2018 LA Film Festival at The Wallis, along with a number of other esteemed venues. From dramas to documentaries to filmmaker discussions with industry professionals and award-winning talent from Los Angeles and around the world, the week-long LA Film Festival showcases new American and international cinema that embraces diversity, innovation and unique perspectives. Bram Goldsmith Theater, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Ticket prices to be announced at a later date www.FilmIndependent.org/LA-Film-Festival, 323-556-9300.
September 28, 2018
Pop Art Photo Show
Limited Runs, one of the largest independent sellers of vintage posters, photography and other pop culture art, will host the inaugural Pop Art Photo Show September 27-30, 2018 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The show is a four-day celebration of 70+ years of pop culture-influenced expression, featuring an interactive space showcasing rare and vintage images bridging all varieties of pop culture, including movies, music, celebrity, fashion, and more. Pop Art Photo Show offers everyone from car enthusiasts, classic movie lovers, and music aficionados, a space to explore and purchase their favorite rare and vintage art. Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Friday, September 28th: 3pm-10pm; Saturday, September 29th: 11am-10pm; Sunday, September 30th: 11am-6pm. www.popartphotoshow.com
October 20, 2018
October at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, October 20 and Sunday October 21, 2018, 7:30 pm Bram Goldsmith Theater
Los Angeles Master Chorale Performs Lagrime Di San Pietro/Tears Of St. Peter by Orlando di Lasso and directed by Peter Sellars
The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) gives two performances of Lagrime Di San Pietro/Tears Of St. Peter by Orlando di Lasso, directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by LAMC Associate Conductor Jenny Wong, onSaturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2018, 7:30 pm, in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The production marks the first acapella staging and most personal and emotionally-charged work to date from the acclaimed director’s creative mind. Twenty-one singers transform this 75-minute Renaissance masterpiece – committed to memory and dramatically staged – into both a biblical parable of St. Peter’s disavowal of Jesus Christ and a contemporary allegory for our fractious times. “A major accomplishment for the Master Chorale… and a major accomplishment for music history.” - Los Angeles Times. Tickets: $45 - $95
Wednesday, October 24 – Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8 pm Lovelace Studio Theatre
Jacob Jonas The Company
After a sold-out run during The Wallis’ 2016/2017 Season, Jacob Jonas The Company returns as the 2018/2019 Season Company-in-Residence with a studio series for four nights, Wednesday, October 24 through Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8 pm, in the intimate Lovelace Studio Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The Company – led by its dynamic namesake - is gaining international acclaim for its honest storytelling, visceral performances and cutting-edge content creation – including the #CamerasandDancers visual arts movement. Tickets: $35
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 pm Bram Goldsmith Theater
Chris Walden Big Band
The Grammy-nominated Chris Walden Big Band —comprised of top L.A. studio musicians — makes its Wallis debut with a program that pays tribute to the “Rat Pack” era with Walden’s hand-crafted and swinging arrangements on Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 pm, in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Walden, who is joined by four stellar guest artists for the appearance, has scored more than 40 feature and TV films and has written more than 1,500 orchestra and big band arrangements for such artists as Diana Krall, Josh Groban, Michael Blublé, Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Rihanna, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops. “The real star of the evening was Walden's writing” - Los Angeles Times. Tickets: $45 - $95
TICKETS AND INFORMATION: TheWallis.org 310.746.4000 Box Office – Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Services, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210
October 22, 2018
Oneohtrix Point Never's MYRIAD
Oneohtrix Point Never brings MYRIAD, his acclaimed medium-spanning installation and four-part epochal song-cycle, to Walt Disney Concert Hall on Monday, October 22, 2018 for its West Coast premiere, presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Examining disorienting alien forms at the intersection of theater, installation art, and musical performance, MYRIAD explores film and television tropes, abstract sculpture, game ephemera, poetry, apocryphal histories, internet esoterica, and philosophies of being. It looks towards the possibilities of the future while considering the conflict between today's civilization and the environment. Monday, October 22, 2018, at 8 PM. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 8 at 10 AM at laphil.com/OPN, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or by phone at 323 850 2000.
October 23, 2018
Colburn Orchestra Conducted by Valery Gergiev
On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, the Colburn Orchestra—the Colburn Conservatory of Music's flagship ensemble, hailed as an "excellent young orchestra" by the Los Angeles Times—will return to Walt Disney Concert Hall, conducted by Valery Gergiev. This concert is a part of the LA Phil's Sounds About Town series, which showcases L.A.'s next generation of orchestral talent. Tuesday, October 23, 2018. 7 PM. Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tickets and more information at laphil.com.