Step into the world of “Alice in Wonderland” as Bellydance Evolution brings this classic tale to life through world fusion and Middle Eastern dance. Under the artistic direction of international bellydance sensation Jillina, the cast will meld Middle Eastern dance and music, break dance, theatrical hip hop, contemporary dance, fusion and tribal dance for a journey into wonderland. Perfectly surreal at the perfectly beautiful Ford Theatre.
9820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, 90232
Come sing-a-long with your favorite Princesses and Pirates in this rocking new show. This interactive concert has all the Panto fairytale characters performing all your favorite songs for you to sing-a-along! From Pharrell’s “Happy” to Taylor Swift’s “You Belong to Me”, you will be singing and dancing in the aisles with Cinderella, Snow White, Princess Aurora and booing Captain Hook as he tries to stop all the fun. Take your family on a musical journey they’ll never forget! Come early for character meet and greets. Oh yeah, and free parking!
4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, 90027
(AUG. 1) Normally a wine tasting doesn’t sound like a very kid-friendly event. But this isn’t your normal wine tasting. Unwind and enjoy the beautiful Barnsdall Art Park as the sun is setting, from the gated gardens of the historic Hollyhock House. Silverlake Wine presents four selections of boutique, small production, artisanal wines from around the globe. Everyone brings blankets and picnics (or gets treats from a selection of changing food trucks, which usually includes kid favorites like Let’s Be Frank and Cool Haus), there is a DJ, arts and crafts for kids, and a general community party atmosphere. Kids are welcome, and the $5 entrance fee for kids gets them a juice box tasting and the chance to do some fun crafts.
All profits from the wine tastings benefit Barnsdall Art Park Foundation programs and projects, such as Free Sunday Art Classes for children and families in the community, as well as capital projects like the Monument Sign.
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Trumpeter, composer, and educator John Daversa brings his Small Band to LACMA to play their recording Artful Joy. The in-demand trumpet and flugelhorn player has worked with such diverse artists as Burt Bacharach, Nick Mancini, Joe Cocker, Justin Morell, and The Yellowjackets. Daversa has also worked in film and television projects, recording for The Five-Year Engagement, Promised Land, and Key and Peele.
Presented as part of Jazz at LACMA, taking place every Friday through November. Check out the full schedule of upcoming concerts.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1978. Their 1980 debut album, Crocodiles, met with critical acclaim and made the UK Top 20. Their second album, Heaven Up Here (1981), again found favour with the critics and reached number 10 in the UK Album chart. The band's cult status was followed by mainstream success in the mid-1980s. Echo & the Bunnymen most recent album, entitled Meteorites, was released on 26 May 2014.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Chicago, at first dubbed The Chicago Transit Authority, immediately stood out due to their unique, horn-driven instrumentation and top-notch songwriting, a combination that quickly found a home on free-form FM radio in the late '60s. According to Billboard, Chicago was the leading US singles charting group during the 1970s. They have sold over 40 million units in the US, with 23 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums. Over the course of their career they have had five number-one albums and 21 top-ten singles.
Over the course of its career, the band REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million records and has charted thirteen Top 40 hits, including the number ones "Keep On Loving You" and "Can't Fight This Feeling". REO Speedwagon's mainstream popularity dissipated in the 1990s but the band remains a popular live act.