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

Solitaire - World Premiere

Nov 13-Dec 21, The Underground Theater, 1314 N Wilton Pl. Guilt manifests itself in the form of a mute Arab who plays game after game of solitaire - a strange interlude to a series of increasingly surreal and violent visitations from the past and present. www.solitairetheplay.com

Richie Stephens (l.), Gabriel Miller Schwalenstocker, Varda Appleton in Solitaire.
Credit: Kate Hagerty

West Fest

Nov 14-Dec 7. Theatre West. West Fest 2014 presents three full weekends of shows (Dark Thanksgiving weekend), a totally different presentation each week. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 2. 


thru Dec 7, West Coast Premiere at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave., Hollywood, CA.

Game Night

Thursday, December 4th, 7PM-10PM, 922 Vine Street Hollywood. 3 types of Game Rooms! (board, cards and interactive). Food and Drink provided. $25 suggested donation at the door. Every $5 pays for 1 meal for Project Angel Food clients. R.S.V.P. at risingangelleaders@gmail.com  #RALGameOn

Possum Carcass

Nov 21-Dec 20. World premiere at Theatre of Note. www.theatreofnote.com

Wicked - the Musical

Dec 10 - Mar 15.  Pantages Theatre. http://pantages-theater.com

Latina Christmas Special

Thru Dec 21, Theatre Asylum.  LCS is back with more family stories of chaos, love, and Christmas. www.latinachristmasspecial.com

Dirty - West Coast Premier

Thru Dec 21, Zephyr Theatre. The Slaughterhouse Theatre Company presents a morality tale about the darker side of the American dream. www.zephyrtheatre.com

Little Red Riding Hood

Thru Mar 7.  Theatre West with Storybook Theatre. Saturday shows and available for school field trips. http://theatrewest.org

 Kathy Garrick and Caitlin Gallogly in Little Red riding Hood. Photo by Charlie Mount

The Nutcracker Ballet

Dec 13-14. Dolby Theatre. Features the Los Angeles Ballet. www.losangelesballet.org

It's a Wonderful Life - Lux Radio Version

Dec 18, 8pm. The Steve Allen Theatre. Fake Radio re-enacts this hit show dressed in period clothing, and standing with scripts in hand in front of old microphones. http://trepanyhouse.org


Dec 21, 7pm. Dolby Theatre. An amalgamation of contemporary, folk and patriotic Armenian music. http://www.dolbytheatre.com

Possum Carcass  - World Premiere

Dec 2-21; Jan 2-10. Theatre of Note. Boy loves girl, girl wants fame, boy's mother ruins everything. An anachronistic riff on Chekhov's The Seagull set in the Lower East Side. www.theatreofnote.com/



Dec 6-Jan 3. "Grinchmas"TM time is coming to Universal Studios HollywoodSM   featuring nightly tree-lighting ceremonies, celebrity readings of "Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas?" and tons of fresh snow. www.universalstudioshollywood.com/grinchmas

Raditatical- A Journey in Rhythm

Dec 12-Dec 21, 8pm The Montalban Theatre. A new live stage show designed to uplift and inspire through music, laughter, and raw energy. www.themontalban.com/


The cast of Raditatical. Photo courtesy of the Montalban Thatre

It's a Wonderful Life

Dec 20. 7:30pm. Egyptian Theatre. Frank Capra's classic film on the big screen. www.americancinemathequecalendar.com

Disney's Into the Woods

Dec 25-Jan 3. El Capitan Theatre. Costume Mixer Tickets available.http://elcapitantheatre.disney.com/

Gene Autry Double Feature at the Autry

Dec 27, 12-2:30 p.m. Sunset in Wyoming (1941) and  The Cowboy and Indians (1949) http://theautry.org/programs/film

Oleta Adams

Dec 30-31, 8:30pm. Catalina Jazz Club. www.catalinajazzclub.com

Company Creation Festival

Jan 7-Feb 1. Son of Semele Theatre.  Adventurous original plays present in repertory. www.sonofsemele.org 


2014 Ernie Ball Vans Warped Tour Battle of the Bands.

Jan 9, 7:30pm. The Fonda. Featuring the final four bands.  www.fondatheatre.com


Yoon Bok-hee

Jan 9-10, 7:30. Dolby Theatre. Korea's veteran singer and musical actress. http://www.dolbytheatre.com

Cartography of Control

Jan 10-Feb 7. Kohn Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Troika in North America bringing together both existing and new works including drawings, installation and sculpture. www.kohngallery.com

10th Annual Focus on Female Directors

Jan 14, 7:30pm. Egyptian Theatre celebrates the directorial work of cinema pioneers, Academy Award and Palme d'Or winners, actresses-turned-directors, industry heavyweights, music video directors, documentarians, animators and the brightest stars emerging from film schools and the international festival circuit. www.americancinemathequecalendar.com

Martyrs of Rock: Paintings and Drawings & The Golden Doors to Infinity,  

Jan 15-Jan 29. Mr. Musichead Gallery. Where music meets art. http://mrmusichead.com

Shen Yun

Jan 22-Jan 25. Dolby Theatre. With classical Chinese dance, live orchestra, dazzling costumes and animated backdrops. http://www.dolbytheatre.com

Snow Days at the LA Zoo

Jan 24 & 25, 10am-4pm, Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Early weather reports predict a snowstorm at the Los Angeles Zoo. The wintery fun features a rare opportunity to watch inquisitive animals exploring snowy wonderlands in their habitats and more. www.lazoo.org

Reborning - Los Angeles Premiere

Jan 24-Mar 14. Fountain Theatre. A darkly funny and insightful psychological thriller that takes an unsettling look at work, motherhood and the power of creation. www.fountaintheatre.com

Solo Show: Kelly Berg; Isabella Kelly-Ramirez; Richard Slechta

Jan 24- Feb 10. Gallery 825.  www.laaa.org

Slow Wine Event

Jan 27, 12:30-4:30pm. Taglyan Complex. A wine tasting featuring more than
50 Slow Wine producers from 15 Italian wine regions.

Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea - World Première

February, Skylight theatre. A Young African American Trekkie charts his way back to the Middle Passage. http://skylighttheatrecompany.com

Sex and the City Zoo

Saturday, Feb 7, 5-7 pm, LA Zoo and Botanical Gardens. An extraordinary Valentine's Day event celebrating romance in the animal kingdom on Saturday, February 7, 2015, 5 to 7 pm, in the Zoo's Witherbee Auditorium.  ADULTS ONLY. www.lazoo.org

African-American History Celebration at the LA Zoo

Feb 7-8; 10am- 4pm. LA Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Features special arts and crafts, a vibrant array of entertainment including performances by gospel, blues, and jazz groups, and an African drumming demonstration. www.lazoo.org 

57th annual Grammy Awards

Feb. 8.  Airs live from the Staples Center 5pm PST. http://www.grammy.com

The Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

Feb 10-20. The New Beverly Cinema.  Festival helps support and promote independent cinema in Los Angeles, encouraging filmmakers with unique or non-mainstream visions to create films made for less than twenty million dollars. hollywoodreelindependentfilmfestival.com


L.A. Zoodiac Celebration

February 21- 22; 10am- 4pm, LA Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Explore the connections between the Lunar New Year and the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. www.lazoo.org

87th Annual Academy Awards

Oscar nomination will be announced Jan 15 and the Academy awards Ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will be aired live on sun Feb 22 at 4pm PST. http://oscar.go.com/


Feb 26-28. 9pm. The Fonda. It's all about expressing a bright, heavy and happy cacophony. www.fondatheatre.com

Comedian Brian Regan

Feb 28, 8pm. Dolby Theatre. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.www.dolbytheatre.com

Entertainment Memorabilia Auction

Mar 1 (View Feb 27-28). Bonhams & Butterfields. www.bonhams.com/auctions

Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork

Thru April 26. The Autry.  http://theautry.org