Special Events

Hollywood Farmers Market

Every Sun from 8am-1pm. Farmers, artisans, food vendors and entertainment. Ivar and Selma Avenue between Hollywood and Sunset, (323) 463-3171. www.seela.org

Walk of Fame Ceremonies

Check web for upcoming Walk of Fame ceremonies (323) 469-8311. www.walkoffame.com

City of Los Angeles Art (C.O.L.A.) Show

Thru June 28. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Barnsdall Park. www.lamag.org/cola

A Permanent Image

Thru July 20. Rogue Machine Theatre. Comedy. West Coast Premiere. www.roguemachinetheatre.com

Green Day's American Idiot - Musical

Thru July 26. The Met. Doma Theatre Company. www.domatheatre.com/americanidiot



Saturdays thru July 27 presentedTheatre West in Association with Storybook Theatre. A delightful telling of the Fairy Tale for children. http://theatrewest.org/onstage/storybooktheatre/

Constance Jewell Lopez as Fairy Godmother. Charleene Closshey as Cinderella. Photo credit: Dina Morrone.


May 22 - June 17, 2015, at El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood. Internationally Acclaimed Magician Greg Wilson to Present All New Magic Show, "The Magic of Imagination" Live Onstage Before Every Screening. Plus, Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at How the Filmmakers Created the World of TOMORROWLAND including Costumes, Props and Concept Drawings.

Friday Night Music at the Market

May 29-Aug 28, 7-9pm. Farmers Market at third and Fairfax. Free concert performances every Friday on the West Patio featuring L.A.'s best musicians. www.farmersmarketla.com

Hollywood Fringe Festival

June 11-28.  Multiple venues throughout Hollywood. An annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. www.hollywoodfringe.org  

The Phantom of the Opera

Jun 17- Aug 2.  Pantages Theatre.  hollywoodpantages.com

Monthly Star parties at the Griffith Observatory

June 20, July 25, Aug 22, Sept 19, 2-9:45pm. www.griffithobservatory.org

45th Annual Beastly Ball at the L.A. Zoo

Jun 20, 6 pm. One of L.A.'s biggest and most popular fund-raisers, this annual event attracts nearly 1,000 attendees and raises about $1 million annually for the L.A. Zoo. www.lazoo. 

Sinatra's 100th Birthday Celebration

June 22, 8pm. Hollywood Bowl. www.hollywoodbowl.com

The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival 2015

June 25-Aug 30, Thu-Sun, 7pm.  Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo & Juliet. Free. www.iscla.org

Shakespeare in the park.  Aerialshot by Colin Burgess

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

June 26, 3pm. Hollywood Bowl. Celebrating the Film's 50th anniversary. www.hollywoodbowl.com 

Roaring Nights at the L.A. Zoo

Jun 26, 7 pm. 1st of 3 summer music series features live bands, DJ dance party, food trucks, full-service bars, zookeeper talks, and visits to animal habitats. www.lazoo.org        

4th Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival

 June 27, 11am-4pm. A celebration of our cultures and traditions. Hollywood Blvd. will miraculously transform into a Grand Carnival & Street Extravaganza. Following the parade the celebration will continue at Carnival Culture Village, 6831 Hawthorne. laculturefestival.com

26th Annual Mariachi USA

June 27.  Hollywood Bowl. The premier mariachi music festival in the world. www.mariachiusa.com

4th Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival.

June 27. The parade will begin at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Vermont Avenue and end east of Highland Ave. Between the hours of 11:00 A.M and 4:00 P.M. Throughout the entire parade a rolling Street closure will be in effect. The Boulevard will be closed temporary as the parade travels towards Highland Ave. The streets will re-open immediately as the parade passes each intersection. Traffic will be allowed to flow throughout the parade, both North and South bound, across Hollywood Boulevard.

Following the Parade, our celebration will continue into our Carnival Culture Village. The Carnival Culture village is located on 6831 Hawthorn Ave. And will feature food, arts & crafts, and live entertainment from around the world. We highly anticipate that this cultural fusion will attract a significant amount of local attendees and tourists from our diverse multi-cultural society. We are excited as we look forward to our 4th Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival.

Sizzling Summer Nights at The Autry

Thursdays, July 2-Aug 13, 2015, 6-9pm. All ages enjoy L.A.'s best salsa and Latin fusion bands at the summer dance party. Features free dance, a separate children's dance floor, access to museum galleries, and more. www.autry.org

Victor Hugo's Les Miserables

July 3-26, Studio Stage. Los Angeles Premiere. www.plantagenistaorg.businesscatalyst.com

7th Annual Inkslam Poetry Competition

Jul 9-11 at the Greenway Court Theatre. For those who love poetry, good vibes, and being inspired.www.inslam.org

Taste of Farmers Market

July 14, 5-9 p.m. At 3 rd and Fairfax. For one special evening, embark on a culinary adventure you won't soon forget. Visitors can enjoy delicious food from more than 50 great Market shops for one great price. For ticket information, visit www.farmersmarketla.com in June.

Monthly Star party at the Griffith Observatory

 July 25,  2-9:45pm. www.griffithobservatory.org

Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival

July 9-19. Showcasing the best LGBT stories from around the world. www.outfest.org

Stanley Ann, The Unlikely Story of Barack Obama's Mother

July 9-26 at the Davidson/Valentini Theatre. www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre

Family Jam at the L.A. Zoo

Jul 11, 6pm. Family entertainment for all ages featuring live music, dancing, food trucks, up-close encounters with some of the Zoo's smaller residents, a rare opportunity for youngsters to experience after-hours viewing of popular animal exhibits and more. www.lazoo.org     

Willie Nelson & Family - Alison Krauss & Union Station

July 18, 7:30pm. The Greek Theatre. www.greektheatrela.com  

El Grande CIRCUS de Coca-Cola

July 18- Aug 23. Skylight Theatre. World premiere. www.skylighttix.com 

19th Annual Hollywood Pitch Festival

July 24-26. Pitch meetings with producers, directors, agents, managers and studio executives. www.fadeinonline.com/hollywood-pitch-festival

Monty Python's Spamalot

Jul 31- Aug 2. Hollywood Bowl. www.hollywoodbowl.com

Citizen: An American Lyric

Aug 1-Sept 14. Fountain Theatre. World premiere. www.fountaintheatre.com

5th Annual Brew at the L.A .Zoo

Aug 7, 7pm. Ages 21 and up. One of the city's most popular events.  Known for beer tasting samples from more than 35 local craft and microbreweries, it also features music by local bands, dancing, pub-style grub, Zookeeper talks, up-close encounters with some of the Zoo's smaller residents, and visits to animal habitats. www.lazoo.org      

30th Annual Children's Festival of the Arts

Aug 9, 12 noon-4:30pm. Presented by the Hollywood Arts Council. Free continuous family arts activities and performances for all ages at Paramount Pictures (Bronson gate entrance), 5555 Melrose Ave., www.hollywoodartscouncil.org

Hollyshorts Film Festival

August 13-22. An annual film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. www.hollyshorts.com

Bob Marley Roots Rock Reggae - A 70th Birthday celebration

Aug 16, 7pm. Hollywood Bowl featuring Ziggy and Stephen Marley. www.hollywoodbowl.com

Shawn Mendes

Aug 16, 7:30 pm. The Greek Theatre. www.greektheatrela.com   


The 5th Quentin Tarantino Burlesque Film Festival

Aug 20, 9:30 pm. 8 movies, 10 acts, 14 performers. 3 Clubs. burlesquefilmfestival.com

Monthly Star party at the Griffith Observatory

Aug 22, 2-9:45pm. www.griffithobservatory.org

Christoph Draeger's Destroying LA

Thru Aug 22. Young Projects Gallery. www.youngprojectsgallery.com

Cinecon Classic Film Festival

September 3-7. The Egyptian Theatre.  Specializing in rare, unusual and unjustly forgotten movies from the silent and early sound era. Silent films include live piano accompaniment. www.cinecon.org

Canned Heat

Sept 4, 8pm. Whiskey a-Go-Go. The legendary blues band.


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Sept 4-6. Hollywood Bowl. The entire score will be performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic while the movie is shown on the big screen. www.hollywoodbowl.

Shoreline Jam

Sept 5-6. Queen Mary's Waterfront Event Park. The Queen Mary lights up Labor Day weekend with a two day of live music festival. www.queenmary.com/events/shoreline-jam

The Times' Annual Food and Wine Festival

Sept 4-6. Paramount Studios. Acelebration of Southern California's vibrant, influential culinary scene. latimes.com/thetaste

Lila Downs

Sept 19, 8pm. Pantages Theatre. www.hollywoodpantages.com

Monthly Star parties at the Griffith Observatory

Sept 19, 2-9:45pm. www.griffithobservatory.org

23rd Annual Thai Cultural Day

Sept 20, Barnsdall Park. Art, Kickboxing, massage, children's activities. Free parking and admission. www.thaiculturalcenter.org

Feast of St. Genaro

Sept 26-28. Hollywood & Highland. Celebrate Italian heritage. Food, live entertainment and rides for the kids. www.feastofla.org

Monthly Star parties at the Griffith Observatory

Sept 19, 2-9:45pm. www.griffithobservatory.org

2015 Fall Festival

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 17-18, Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax. All Day : Observed since 1934, the oldest annual event at the Market features a bounty of live music, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, pie-eating contests, regional farmers and photo-op cut-outs. The two-day celebration runs all day long, each day, with merchants dressed in costume and the Market decorated for autumn.