Starts Friday, March 2 I Steel Magnolias The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength and love which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. Read the rest of this entry »
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Thursday, March 1 I Fulton Street Sessions TUTA present’s Fulton Street Sessions, written by TUTA, directed by Artistic Director Zeljko Djukic, with original music by Trey Maclin. Fulton Street Sessions is a cabaret-style production in the form of a collection of sketches, musical numbers, and interludes capturing the essence of current national and local news bulletins, social, cultural and political gossips.
Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4 I Bee Movie Weekend Support the Chicago Honey Co-op as it moves to a new site in March 2012. Join Logan Square Kitchen for a screening of the documentary “The Vanishing of the Bees” narrated by Ellen Page. Tickets nclude a movie seat and your choice of snack or drink. Additional snacks available for purchase, plus a cash bar. Portion of ticket and concession sales go to the Chicago Honey Co-op. Concessions provided by the Chefs Jason Hammel of Lula Cafe, and Matthias Merges of Yusho. Get ready for crazy awesome movie snacks. Read the rest of this entry »
Friday, March 02 The Jitterbug – Volume V The Black Cherry Lounge, Nottingham Get ready ladies and gentleman, as the Jitterbug is back for its fifth instalment. They will be taking over the Black Cherry Lounge to bring you their hugely successful Swing / Electro Swing night presenting DJ Switch (3x DMC World champion), Josh et le Chat and Trip for Biscuits with a live audio/visual show. In order to meet your dancing needs once again they will be providing a FREE dance class at 9pm. Dressing up is strongly encouraged as you’ll be transported back to the 1920’s/30’s. Here’s a few ideas to get you started: 1920s flapper, 30s glamour, pearls, feather boas, flat cap, top hat, trilby, waistcoat & braces, dinner jackets & bow ties.
Friday, March 02 FRAME! Showreel The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh Vivid Frame promotions brings you three great bands: Tiresias Archive, The Wintergreens and Birdhead. After the show, you can dance like a bad thing with Edinburgh’s best indie/alternative DJs.
Saturday, March 03 Llandow Circuit Bike Trackday Llandow Circuit, Llandow As one of the smaller circuits in the UK, Llandow offers a unique opportunity for novice and intermediate users to enjoy some technically challenging corners in a controlled environment. All participants are given a full safety briefing and their Chief Marshal is available for advice and guidance throughout the day. Read the rest of this entry »
Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.
Thursday, March 1 | EAT OUR SHORTS 4: Love and Other Disasters – GuyWriters Theatre Company presents an evening of 7 comedic short plays that explore the ups and downs of dating, relationships, and love in that often unpredictable world called San Francisco.
Thursday, March 1 | MERCHANTS – Long-running San Francisco indy theater troupe, No Nude Men Productions, brings you the debut work of exciting new playwright Susan Sobeloff. “Merchants” tells the story of a performance artist (Maura Halloran) and her finance consultant sister (Ariane Owens), two young women trying to find the modern Holy Grails of financial stability and career satisfaction. As the economy collapses around them and the middle class begins to drown, Lilah finds herself unemployed and pregnant while Mercedes is suddenly the center of a quickly growing business venture that soon proves to be as unsustainable as it is lucrative. Also staring Tony Cirimele and Trish Tillman, this intimate, intense show is the perfect storm of the problems facing so many Americans today and asks the questions we all need to be asking about what it will take to keep our heads above water. Read the rest of this entry »
Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.
TONIGHT! February 27 (and Wednesday, February 29) | THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 (2011) & !WOMEN ART REVOLUTION (2010) – A double bill of two recent, critically acclaimed documentaries about two important social, political and artistic movements of the late 60s and early 70s
Thursday, March 1 | BRANDEE BUILT ON CRAZEE – BRANDEE BUILT ON CRAZEE is a One Woman Show directed by Michael Steger (90210) and Sean Hankinson. This comedy is loosely based on Brandee Tucker’s life. Tucker plays over fifteen characters where she walks the audience through her experiences starting from age six. The audience will go through a journey meeting childhood bullies, a beauty shop guru, relatives with mental illness, an inspiring grandmother and many more characters.
TONIGHT! Friday, February 24 I Jack Dishel: Party of One Jack Dishel is best known as a songwriter and musician, touring all over the world performing as Only Son and also playing lead guitar in The Moldy Peaches. This year he has literally exploded onto the comedy scene, doing a two month run of hour-long shows at the Sidewalk Cafe – without ever repeating material. It’s sometimes hilarious, sometimes dark, but always interesting. Dishel has the unique ability to keep an audience engaged the entire time they’re in a room. Whether speaking as one of his many characters or in his own voice, his ideas come through loud and clear. It’s a fast hour. This show at the PIT marks a big step for Dishel – bringing the drunken night club insanity into a theater. Let’s see what happens Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday, February 24 | Proof – Catherine’s father, a well-regarded mathematician and professor has just died, after a long battle with mental illness. On the eve of his funeral, she must come to grips with her own future thanks to her father’s genes: both her gift for math and her own potential mental fragility. This realistic, engaging four-person show looks at the human condition in solitude, mental illness, and relationships.
Friday, February 24 | BENEFICIAL BASS – Mike O’Leary suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the spinal joints. About a year ago the Bassdrop Music team met Blair Boykin, a supporter of Bassdrop Music events. She’s also been booked many of times to entertain their crowds. Bassdrop recently learned about her boyfriends saddening disease and instantly felt they could offer help. Mike has been diagnosed for 5 years and now needs assistance paying medical bills and other living expenses. Featuring sounds from JPOD THE BEAT CHEF, KAT1LYST, GHOSTPLAY JONES and more!