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Special Events in Los Angeles and the Greater LA Area

Special Events in Los Angeles and the Greater LA Area

This events guide features all the information we have on events in Los Angeles and the Greater LA Area. The guide covers theatres featured on this website so you may wish to check local listings for any additional theatre tours available in Los Angeles and the Greater LA Area. Enjoy your event!



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Dolby Theatre

Theatre Tours (Daily, at various times from 10:30am to 4pm)

Theatre Tours

Step Beyond The Red Carpet! Experience all of the renowned elegance and celebrity glamour that the Home of the Academy Awards® has to offer!

See an Oscar® statuette, visit our Dolby Lounge and other exclusive celebrity hot spots, plus view images from previous Academy Awards® ceremonies.

Tour is a thirty minute walking tour that includes several flights of stairs. Disabled guests can be easily accommodated, but please advise the theatre at the time of ticket purchase.

The Dolby Theatre is an operating facility with a busy performance schedule. Access to certain areas of the theatre is subject to performance schedules. For more information, please contact Dolby Theatre customer service at (323) 308-6300.

For more info see: https://dolbytheatre.com/tours/schedule-and-tickets/ Link opens in new window




El Capitan Theatre

Theatre Tour (Daily, usually 8:30am)

Theatre Tour

Discover the history and magic of Disney’s premiere movie theatre with a behind-the-scenes tour!

45-minute docent guided tour, $12 per person inlcudes: El Capitan Theatre and Hollywood history; behind-the-scenes “fun facts” and special event highlights; Wall of Fame and lobbies; Lower Lounge and exclusive displays; Theatre Auditorium; Backstage areas, including Sherman Brothers Star Dressing Room; photo opportunity with the mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

Tour tickets are available at the theatre, and walk-ups are welcome. Advance reservations by calling 1-800-347-6396 but are not required.

Note that each tour is unique. Tour locations may vary based on the theatre production schedule and showtimes. Tours are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.

For more info see: https://elcapitantheatre.com/media/1794/tourprogrambuckslipflier_web.jpg Link opens in new window




Los Angeles Music Center

Campus Tour (various days at Noon and 1:15pm)

Campus Tour

Docent-lead tours take visitors through much of the interior space and throughout the gardens while presenting the highlights of the architecturally stunning building. Individual guests or tour groups up to 14 people: complimentary.

Offered select days at 12pm and 1:15pm; lasting approximately 60 minutes. Begins in the Grand Lobby of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Note: tours of the Walt Disney Concert Hall do not include the auditorium due to a near constant rehearsal, performance and special event schedule.

For more info see: https://www.musiccenter.org/visit/Exploring-the-Center/Guided/ Link opens in new window




TCL Chinese Theatre

Theatre Tour (Daily, various times)

Theatre Tour

The TCL Chinese Theatres Tour is the only tour in Hollywood where you learn the history of our cinema palace from inside and out. The Tour features stories and fun facts from the theatres beginnings to today, ranging from Hollywood premieres, to imprint ceremonies of your favorite celebrities in the Forecourt of the Stars.

So step off the red carpet and walk through the golden doors of this Movie Palace of the Stars on our exclusive 30 minute Walking Tour. A visit to Hollywood is not complete without this stroll through Hollywood movie history.

Tours are offered 7 days a week excluding special events. Please call for up-to-date availability (323) 463-9576 or email tours@chinesetheatres.com. Group rates are available.

For more info see: http://www.tclchinesetheatres.com/about-vip-tours/ Link opens in new window




Hollywood Pacific Theatre

Hollywood Walking Tour (15th December 2018, 10am)

Hollywood Walking Tour

What was it like to witness Hollywood’s transformation from a tiny suburb of Los Angeles to the glamorous film capital of the world? On this tour, you will learn the history of Hollywood from 1886-1960, and have a chance to peek inside some of the hidden gems on the boulevard. Take a walk back in time to visit the homes, shops, theaters, offices and restaurants that define Hollywood’s historic identity. This tour usually includes a visit inside the currently shuttered Hollywood Pacific Theatre.

Tours run approximately 2 hours and are normally scheduled for the last Friday of the month, with additional tours offered on certain dates. Tickets $25.

For more info see: http://onlyinhollywood.org/oldhollywoodwalkingtour/ Link opens in new window




Palace Theatre

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (15th December 2018, 7:30pm)

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

* 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY *

It’s a fantastical Tim Burton holiday party when THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS gets the Cinespia treatment with a lush, gothic winter wonderland at the Palace Theatre! Our downtown December tradition continues with the most hauntingly original holiday film ever and a wonderful one-of-a-kind Christmas party!

Jack Skellington, the iconic pumpkin king of Halloween Town, seeks a new thrill when he discovers Christmas Town and decides to put his own ghoulish spin on the newfound holiday. Will his spirited mission jeopardize holly jolly Sandy Claws and the yuletide holiday forever?

Sing along with the enchantingly catchy songs, revisit the wildly imaginative fairy tale landscapes, and fall in love with a visionary cast of characters only Tim Burton could bring to life in ingenious stop motion! Every moment is a work of art with Jack and winter goth queen Sally, adorable ghost dog Zero, and skeletal reindeer games! A surreal and celebratory take on the holiday with frights and sounds you’ll never forget.

Come dressed as your favorite character or decked in holiday cheer! (Christmas sweaters are welcomed)

Doors 7:30pm, Movie 9pm. Tickets $20-$45.

For more info see: http://cinespia.org/event/tim-burtons-the-nightmare-before-christmas/ Link opens in new window




Rialto Theatre, South Pasadena

“Elf” (22nd December 2018, 2pm)

“Elf”

Mosaic South Pasadena invites you to a screening of “Elf”.

Sat, December 22nd 2018. 2pm to 5pm. Tickets $5-10.

For more info see: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mosaic-presents-elf-tickets-52977261415 Link opens in new window




Egyptian Theatre

Cleopatra’s New Year’s Eve Ball (31st December 2018, 9pm to 2am)

Cleopatra’s New Year’s Eve Ball

Celebrate NYE in style along the Walk of Fame in the beautiful World-Famous Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre Courtyard. Two beautifully themed indoor venues will have Hollywood’s Best DJs spinning Top 40/Hip-Hop/House mash-ups in front of a spectacular LED VIDEO Wall. Rated best place to countdown New Year’s in Hollywood six years running, it’s the Times Square of Los Angeles (without the sub-freezing weather and overcrowding). Ring in 2019 with perfection with an amazing light show and Premium Open Bar!

From the creators of the Sunset Room, Le Jardin, White Lotus, Lure Hollywood, La Vida, Cabana Club, Ritual, Halo and Green Door... for the 10th Straight Year!!

Music Style: The Ultimate Club Mix. Age Requirement: 21+. Dress Code: Egyptian costumes preferred. Otherwise, upscale cocktail attire. Door: Presale Tickets Guarantee Entry - Event Sells Out Every Year! Event Time: 9pm - 2am. Tickets: $59 and up.

For more info see: http://www.newyearsla.com/event/84740/10th-annual-cleopatras-2019-la-new-years-eve-ball Link opens in new window




Regent Theater

The Rock ’N’ Roll Flea Market (12th January 2019, 11am)

The Rock ’N’ Roll Flea Market

The Great Rock and Roll Flea Market takes place at 11am on the first Sunday of every month at the Regent Theater in Downtown LA.

This is a free, non-ticketed, event.

For more info see: https://rnrflea.com Link opens in new window




Warner Grand, San Pedro

Gathering for the Grand: The Long Run (19th January 2019, 8pm)

Gathering for the Grand: The Long Run

The Gathering for the Grand Annual Gala is TRANSFORMING into a live concert benefit series featuring professional, in-demand tribute acts and popular local openers. This three part series is happening at San Pedro’s beloved art-deco movie palace, the Warner Grand Theatre.

The Long Run blend the lush harmonies and instrumental arrangements of the classic Eagles sound with their own genuine style. From the vast Eagles songbook, hear Peaceful Easy Feeling; Lyin’ Eyes, Take it Easy, Hotel California and more. VIP ticket purchases include one premium orchestra seat, invitation to VIP pre-Concert Reception from 6-7:30pm with appetizers and one complimentary drink, access to private no host bar before concert and during intermission. Opener: Andy & Renee & Hard Rain. Tickets $27.50 to $105.

For more info see: https://www.grandvision.org/calendar-details.asp?id=1205 Link opens in new window




Broadway Theatre District

** CANCELLED ** Night On Broadway 2019 (26th January 2019, 3pm to Midnight)

** CANCELLED ** Night On Broadway 2019

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL RETURN IN 2020 **

Night on Broadway is a free arts and music festival originally produced in celebration of Councilmember Jose Huizar’s 10-year Bringing Back Broadway economic development initiative. It’s now a live and growing brand. It truly celebrates Downtown Los Angeles. Like never before, Night on Broadway awakens beautiful historic theatres and the blocks between them along the Broadway corridor in Downtown Los Angeles. LA is a mecca for creative talent of all kinds, and Night on Broadway is where it all shines – right in the heart of entertainment’s birthplace in Los Angeles. From emerging musical acts to national stars, artists to acrobats, and fashion designers to food trucks, Night on Broadway is all about the City of Angels.

This is a free, non-ticketed, family-friendly event which runs from 3pm to Midnight. There are usually lines to get into the popular venues so arrive early!

For more info see: http://www.nightonbroadway.la Link opens in new window




Warner Grand, San Pedro

Gathering for the Grand: Mary Bridget Davies (23rd March 2019, 8pm)

Gathering for the Grand: Mary Bridget Davies

The Gathering for the Grand Annual Gala is TRANSFORMING into a live concert benefit series featuring professional, in-demand tribute acts and popular local openers. This three part series is happening at San Pedro's beloved art-deco movie palace, the Warner Grand Theatre! Nominated for a Tony Award in 2014 for her title role in the Broadway musical, “A Night With Janis Joplin,” Mary Bridget Davies pays tribute to The Queen of Psychedelic Soul.

Davies is an International Blues Challenge winner and a Blues Blast Magazine award nominee for Best New Blues Artist release. VIP ticket purchases include one premium orchestra seat, invitation to VIP pre-Concert Reception from 6-7:30pm with appetizers and one complimentary drink, access to private no host bar before concert and during intermission. Opener: Andy & Renee & Hard Rain. Tickets $27.50 to $105.

For more info see: https://www.grandvision.org/calendar-details.asp?id=1204 Link opens in new window




Los Angeles Theatre

José González & The String Theory (6th to 7th April 2019, 7pm)

José González & The String Theory

Presented by Spaceland & KCRW.

Performances by José González of his two decade long repertoire with an orchestra, including stirringly original renditions of songs originally found on González’s three celebrated solo albums: 2003’s breakthrough debut VENEER, 2007’s IN OUR NATURE, and 2015’s VESTIGES & CLAWS.

Founded in 2007, The String Theory is a Berlin and Gothenburg-based artist collective, think tank, and experimental chamber orchestra that explores the outskirts of contemporary classical music, electro, noise, Neue Musikm and pop by means of workshops, studio recordings, and live performances. In addition their collaboration with González, The String Theory have formed artistic co-operations with a stunning range of musicians and artists, among them include Einstürzende Neubauten, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, El Perro Del Mar, Tocotronic, Dieter Meier (Yello), Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), Tindersticks, and many others.

Saturday 6th April at 7pm. Second show added: Sunday 7th April at 7pm. These events are 21 and over. Tickets $32 to $72. Early discount code STRINGTHEORY.

For more info see: http://www.spacelandpresents.com/event/1760068-jose-gonzalez-string-theory-los-angeles/ Link opens in new window




Warner Grand, San Pedro

Gathering for the Grand: Space Oddity (27th April 2019, 8pm)

Gathering for the Grand: Space Oddity

The Gathering for the Grand Annual Gala is TRANSFORMING into a live concert benefit series featuring professional, in-demand tribute acts and popular local openers. This three part series is happening at San Pedro's beloved art-deco movie palace, the Warner Grand Theatre!

A brilliant tribute to one of most electrifying 20th-21st century performers. From rock and roll space alien Ziggy Stardust to pop/rock legend, Bowie look-alike/sound-alike, DAVID BRIGHTON and his all star SPACE ODDITY band showcase Bowie's unique musical journey!

VIP ticket purchases include one premium orchestra seat, invitation to VIP pre-Concert Reception from 6-7:30pm with appetizers and one complimentary drink, access to private no host bar before concert and during intermission.

Opener: The Glass Family. Tickets $27.50 to $105.

For more info see: https://www.grandvision.org/calendar-details.asp?id=1210 Link opens in new window




Globe Theatre

The Oddities Flea Market (18th to 19th May 2019, 10am to 6pm)

The Oddities Flea Market

The legendary Oddities Flea Market curated by Ryan Matthew Cohn and Regina Cohn is returning to Los Angeles, this time for an entire weekend!

Follow the Facebook Event Link opens in new window to stay up to date on vendors as they are announced.

VIP Access, pre-sold through Atlas Obscura, is $40 and grants you first entry to the market at 10am. General Admission, from 12pm to 6pm, is $20 (cash only at door) with tickets available online closer to the date of the event. There will be an ATM on site, although most vendors do accept cards as well as cash. All ages are welcome! Children under 10 are free. Multiple cash bars for those 21 and up, must have ID.

For more info see: https://www.atlasobscura.com/events/la-oddities-market-vip-presale-may-2019 Link opens in new window






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