Jul 042017

FREE Outdoor Entertainment In Downtown L.A.


FREE Entertainment: Free Concerts, Movies And Events
at the Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles


Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks offers eight weeks of free outdoor entertainment: concerts, movies, and special events from July 8th to August 27th 2017 at the Pershing Square Downtown Stage.

Saturday Concert Series open doors at 7 pm. The music begins at 8 pm. (Food trucks and drinks will be at hand, too.) Learn more.

FREE Outdoor Entertainment In Downtown L.A.: Saturday Concert Series Schedule

  • July 15: The Wallflowers
  • July 22: Boogie Knights
  • July 29: Los Lonely Boys
  • August 5: Toad the Wet Sprocket
  • August 12: The B-52s
  • August 19: X

Friday Night Flicks are shown at the Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles at sundown. Bring a chair and a blanket! Just in case your dog enjoys a good movie: dogs are welcome.

FREE Outdoor Entertainment In Downtown L.A.: Friday Night Flicks Schedule

  • July 14: “Edge Of Tomorrow” movie
  • July 21: “Underworld” movie
  • July 28: “World War Z” movie
  • August 4: “The 6th Day” movie
  • August 11: “The Mortal Instruments” movie
  • August 18: “Cell” movie

Looking for something more interactive? The Salsa Festival features family fun: live music, dancing, an interactive Kids Zone and Beer & Margarita Bar. July 8th & 9th from 12 pm to 8 pm.

Long story short, even if you’re watching your wallet and your entertainment budget is sparse, there is plenty to do and fan to be had – for the entire family – FREE in Downtown Los Angeles this summer.

For other events and / or for additional information visit Department of Recreation and Parks’ Website: http://www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/dtstage



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Dec 032016
A Screening Of “Amélie” at Ace Hotel

L-R Adam Chanler-Berat, Sam Pinkleton and Phillipa Soo at a workshop for “Amélie, A New Musical,” which will be produced at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre December 4, 2016, through January 15, 2017. For tickets and information, please visit CenterTheatreGroup.org or call (213) 972-4400. Photo by Joan Marcus. ©2016 Joan Marcus




“Amélie, A New Musical” Coming to the Ahmanson December 4


In anticipation of “Amélie, A New Musical” coming to the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group and The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles will present a special screening of the five-time Oscar-nominated film “Amélie” on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Center Theatre Group’s production of “Amélie, A New Musical” at the Ahmanson Theatre begins previews December 4, 2016, opens December 16 and continues through January 15, 2017. Based on the motion picture written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant, “Amélie, A New Musical” will have its Broadway premiere at the Walter Kerr Theatre, beginning performances on March 9, 2017 and opening April 3, 2017.

Amélie captured our hearts in the 2001 French film. Now Amélie (played by Tony Award nominee Phillipa Soo) comes to the stage in an inventive and captivating new musical directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” “Clybourne Park”), with a book by three-time Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas (“An American in Paris”), music by Daniel Messé (of the band Hem), lyrics by Nathan Tysen (“Tuck Everlasting”) and Daniel Messé, musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton, musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby, vocal arrangements by Kimberly Grigsby and Daniel Messé, and orchestrations by Tony Award winner Bruce Coughlin.

In addition to Phillipa Soo in the title role, the cast will feature, in alphabetical order, Emily Afton, David Andino, Randy Blair, Heath Calvert, Adam Chanler-Berat, Alison Cimmet, Savvy Crawford, Manoel Felciano, Harriett D. Foy, Alyse Alan Louis, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Lily Sanfelippo, Tony Sheldon, Jacob Keith Watson and Paul Whitty.

The musical follows the mesmerizing journey of the inquisitive and charmingly shy Amélie who turns the streets of Montmartre into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her. After discovering a mysterious photo album and meeting a handsome stranger, Amélie realizes that helping others is easier than participating in a romantic story of her own.



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