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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Palace Theatre

Mixed Nuts the Musical (23rd February 2019, 3pm & 7pm)

Mixed Nuts the Musical

“Mixed Nuts” is a comedy drama with lots of extraordinary singing, drama and comedy. This amazing play is written and produced by 805’s own Pastor Torrence Nivens, who is a native of South Central Los Angeles and he also plays the role of the hilarious Poppa James.

This play is centered around four people from different walks of life and different nutty characteristics. Under one roof they become a group of mixed nuts.

There will be 2 shows on February 23rd at 3pm and 7pm. All tickets $27.

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Palace Theatre

Jay R, Nina, and David Pomeranz (24th February 2019, 6pm)

Jay R, Nina, and David Pomeranz

Presented by ETalent Entertainment, a must-watch Post Valentine Musical Concert featuring 3 of Philippines’ formidable singing icons: Philippines’ King of R&B, JAY R, Asia’s Diamond Soul Siren, NINA and King of Hearts’ DAVID POMERANZ.

Enjoy and sing along with the three artists as they sing their various hit love songs such as King and Queen of Hearts, Got To Believe in Magic, Born For you, On this Day, Love Moves in Mysterious Ways, Jealous, Someday, Somewhere Down the Road, Bakit Pa Ba and many more.

Doors 4pm, Show 6pm. Tickets $49.50 - $108.

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Regent Theater

The Rock ’N’ Roll Flea Market (2nd March 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.

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Hollywood Pacific Theatre

Hollywood Walking Tour (9th March 2019, 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.

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Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Ebell of Los Angeles Tour (10th March 2019, 9am to 1pm every 30 mins)

Ebell of Los Angeles Tour

Founded in 1894 by women, for women, the Ebell of Los Angeles is one of the oldest and largest women’s clubs in the nation.

Tour the Ebell’s current home, a magnificent Italian Renaissance style complex by Sumner Hunt, with gardens by Florence Yoch. Visit the auditorium, library, art salon, solarium, dressing rooms, and gardens, and see the Ebell’s collection of furnishings and fine art. Don’t miss the Ebell Costume Collection which features pieces from the mid-1880s.

Members $20, Non-Members $25, 17 and under $10.

Tour the Ebell and then attend the afternoon movie screening and panel discussion! Take advantage of these special rates and make a day out of it. Members $30, Non-members $40, 17 and under $20.

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Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (10th March 2019, 2pm)

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

The 2016 critically-acclaimed documentary re-examines the seminal showdown between activist Jane Jacobs and New York City’s “Master Builder” Robert Moses over Greenwich Village, a fight that ultimately influenced the nation.

Regarded as the founding mother of the fight against urban redevelopment in our cities, Jacobs was a leading figure in the field of urbanism and greatly influenced the growth of the preservation movement.

Following the film, a panel of women will discuss Jacobs’ legacy, and the roles women play in protecting America’s historic neighborhoods.

Members $15, Non-members $20, 17 and under $10.

Tour the Ebell earlier in the day and then attend the afternoon movie screening and panel discussion! Take advantage of these special rates and make a day out of it. Members $30, Non-members $40, 17 and under $20.

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Egyptian Theatre

Theatre Tour (16th March 2019, 10:30am)

Theatre Tour

Enjoy a day in historic Hollywood at the home of Hollywood’s first movie premiere! Take a behind-the-scenes, docent-led tour of the legendary 1922 Egyptian Theatre built by legendary impresario Sid Grauman. See what it would have been like to be in a Grauman stage show with a visit to the dressing rooms and singers’ boxes. Discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history.

Tours will start promptly at 10:30am at the Box Office. Tours run approximately 60 minutes. Wear your walking shoes! You will see the old dressing rooms, the singer’s boxes and our projection booth. Reservations are not required, we have room for everyone. Tours will be held rain or shine.

Tour Tickets: $9 General Admission ($7 Member/Student/Senior)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Pasadena Playhouse

Playhouse Block Party (8th June 2019, 12 Noon to 10pm)

Playhouse Block Party

Join thousands of people in a celebration of the arts and culture with a FREE block party on El Molino. This family-friendly event features music, food, libations, guided tours, a kids’ zone, and much, much more. With interactive art and live performances from local arts organizations and community partners, the Playhouse Block Party will kick off the next 100 years in style!

This is a free, non-ticketed, family event.

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