Looking for something to do this weekend? The Santa Monica Mirror has you covered with local events, live music, theater, and art gallery listings in Santa Monica and the Westside.
KCET Cinema Series. KCET’s quarterly screening series concludes this Tuesday, August 7. Hosted by nationally recognized film expert Pete Hammond, the KCET Cinema Series previews major new films prior to their local release and a classic Johnny Mercer scored film at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. A lively Q&A will follow the screening with the filmmakers and top movie talent. $168 per person for current KCET members. $185 per person non-members. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave. 747.201.5800, kcet.org/socal/cinema_series.
Friday, August 3
“An Incident at the Border” is a dark absurdist comedy satirizing international as well as interpersonal relationships. The playwright is Kieran Lynn, a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Preview tonight at 8 p.m. Opens Saturday, August 4 at 8 p.m. through Sunday, September 9. Regular show times: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Admission $25, preview is $20. Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Second Stage, 2437 Main St. 310.392.7327, edgemarcenter.org.
Saturday, August 4
6th Annual Venice Free Community BBQ from noon to 4 p.m. at Oakwood Recreation Center at 767 California Avenue, Venice. Chicken and pork will be supplied and perfectly grilled by master chef Barkley Griggs and served by Venice Firefighters from Station 63. Families are encouraged to bring side dishes such as pie, cake, cookies, salad, or biscuits, or whatever you like to eat. Questions? Email VeniceBBQ@VeniceNC.org.
ThunderSOUL Jazz Fest with Jamie Foxx. Jamie Foxx and Youth Mentoring Connection present ThunderSOUL Jazz Fest that features the screening of “Thunder Soul.” Proceeds from the event will support the work of Youth Mentoring Connection. 6 p.m. light appetizers and a dessert bar. Screening at 7:30 p.m. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. 323.731.8080. Tickets $95/$125. thundersoul.eventbrite.com.
Author Event: A Farewell to Charms and Sprinkles and Secrets. Join best-selling young adult and middle grade authors Lindsey Leavitt and Lisa Schroeder at 2 p.m. for a fun-filled Saturday afternoon at Barnes & Noble. 1201 Third St Promenade. 310.260.9110, bn.com.
Santa Monica Rep presents Molière’s The Learned Ladies. In the third in a new series of staged readings of classic and contemporary plays, the Santa Monica Rep Theater Company presents Molière’s wickedly funny satire, The Learned Ladies at 2 p.m. in the Santa Monica Public Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. The performance will be followed by a talkback between the audience and the actors. 310.458.8600, santamonicarep.org.
Sunday, August 5
36th Annual Festival of the Chariots. Parade begins on Main north of Pico at 10 a.m. and proceeds south into Los Angeles. Festival is held at the Venice Beach Pavillion with entertainment, exhibits, and food. Commences at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. 310.836.2676, festivalofchariots.com.
Summer Live Jazz Collector’s Jam. The Bergamot Station Lower East Side (A and B buildings at Bergamot Station Arts Center) hosts an afternoon of live jazz, art, and libations from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Galleries of the Lower East Side will be open to the public to share in an afternoon of art in all mediums, discussions and enjoyment. Free. 2525 Michigan Ave. 319.586.9128, robertbermangallery.com/news.
Tuesday, August 7
Improvisation and Public Speaking for Wallflowers from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Do you wish you could think and speak on your feet? Are you uncomfortable in large groups? Does your voice shake when sharing your best ideas? Do you have things to say that you just don’t say? Then come out to practice! This is 90 minutes where no one is judging you. Through social improvisational games, basic acting technique, and vocal exercises. $20 drop-in. 2019 14th Street. smywca.org.
Gilles Apap and the Transylvanian Mountain Boys. Gilles Apap comes back to the Beach House for another smashingly eclectic evening of classical (Bartok, Fauré, de Falla), jazz (Django Reinhardt), and Gypsy music, accompanied by the Transylvanian Mountain Boys guitarist Christopher Judge and double-bass player Brendan Statom. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway. 310.458.4904. Free. eventbrite.com/org/ 199463539.
Thursday, August 9
Author Event: Elevating Overman. Emmy nominated TV writer and producer Bruce Ferber brings his debut novel “Elevating Overman” to Barnes & Noble at 7 p.m. The former show runner for “Home Improvement” brings his considerable wit to the page. 1201 Third Street Promenade. 310.260.9110, bn.com.
Santa Monica Music
Friday, August 3
Bonnie Murray Tamblyn, Geezer @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
The Goods with DJ Anthony Valadez and KG Superstar @ Zanzibar
Koffeehouse Sessions with Fleeting Heart, Marc Robillard and The Stevie G. Band @ Harvelle’s
Xochiti @ Bar Pico
The Hood Internet with Psalm One, and Tanya Morgan @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Saturday, August 4
The Incredible Heavies, Thieves of Sunrise @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
American Monster & Redhot Burlesque @ Harvelle’s
SMOD with Malik The FreQ Moore
(of The Lions), and special guest + DJ Set by Monstrous Wickedness @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Quality with DJs Haul & Mason @ Zanzibar
Sunday, August 5
The Toledo Show @ Harvelle’s
Austin Herbert @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Italian Japanese with The Halfbreed Lovers, Cigarettes After Sex @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Monday, August 6
Tumbao Salsa Dura @ Zanzibar
Tuesday, August 7
Vignatis, Open Mic @ Bar Pico
The Ross Sea Party with Blonde Summer, Hello Echo, Kevin Earnest + Brian Mendez DJ Set @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
La Vie and Friends @ Harvelle’s
Wednesday, August 8
Ice Age with Special Guests @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Luminous Movement @ Zanzibar
House of Vibe All-Stars @ Harvelle’s
Thursday, August 9
Other Mother Brother Band @ Bar Pico
Afro Funke Thursday @ Zanzibar
VERSUS presented by GottaDanceDirty and Danceism Show @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Papafish @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Harlow Gold Show @ Harvelle’s
Santa Monica Art Exhibits
The Santa Monica Museum of Art, currently has two exhibits running through Aug. 19. They are “Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe,” which is the first major solo museum exhibition for the New York-based multi-media artist. Meanwhile, “Park Studio: Complex Elements” is an exhibition of original glass-blown works by 24 high school student participants from Santa Monica and Watts who have participated in SMMoA’s distinguished, annual “Park Studio” interdisciplinary arts education program. 2525 Michigan Ave. G1 (Bergamot Station). 310.586,6488, smmoa.org.
DOSA for SMMoA. The Santa Monica Museum of Art’s gift shop, GRACIE, is exhibiting a unique art installation “dosa for SMMoA” and shop featuring stunning pieces from the internationally acclaimed dosa clothing line and its renowned designer Christina Kim. dosa for SMMoA, in the Museum’s Project Room 1. Continuing through Aug. 18, it will feature an exquisite collection of clothing, accessories, and house wares from the dosa Spring 2012 and Standard Issue collections. 2525 Michigan Ave. G1 (Bergamot Station). 310.586,6488, smmoa.org.
Dinh Q. Le’s “Remnants, Ruins, Civilization, and Empire” extended until August 25. Shoshana Wayne Gallery. 2525 Michigan Ave. Suite B1 (Bergamot Station). 310.453.7535, shoshanawayne.com.
“Touch Me Touch You” at TAG Gallery. Julienne Johnson’s exhibition embodies the spirit of her previous Ashes For Beauty series, in which memory, texture, and fleeting connections to the world around us inform our very place within it. The gallery is also featuring Pam Douglas and Camey McGilvray. Runs through August 11. 2525 Michigan Avenue, D3 (Bergamot Station). 310.829.9556, taggallery.net.
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, has launched an online exhibition space, which will run independent of, and alongside the on-site gallery exhibitions. Each digital exhibition will be presented only on the Shoshana Wayne Gallery website and all exhibitions will be archived there as well. New contributions will be posted in turn Wednesdays and Saturdays through August 18. 2525 Michigan Ave., B1 (Bergamot Station). shoshanawayne.com.
Santa Monica Theater
Last of the Knotts. The semi-autobiographical, solo show written and performed by poet/hipster Doug Knott and produced by Meadowbrook Entertainment, will be staged at Santa Monica Playhouse’s The Other Space Theatre with performances Aug. 30 and Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. Doug endures a childhood of severe abuse by his alcoholic father, a Florida judge obsessed with his own legacy. To spite his father, Doug declares he will be the “Last Of The Knotts.” He then embarks on a carefree life to avoid the bourgeois anchor of family. 1211 Fourth St. Tickets $25. 800.838.3006, santamonicaplayhouse.com.
An Oz-Some Experience for All Ages. Santa Monica Playhouse Musical Matinee Series presents the internationally acclaimed Dorothy’s Adventures In Oz. It is a joyous family-friendly musical comedy for anyone between the age of
Two and 102, playing Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. through Sept. 30. General admission is $12.50; $10.50 for kids 12 and under. 1211 4th St. 310.394.9779 ext. 2. SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.
Sideways The Play. Adapted by Rex Pickett from his own novel, is the story of two friends – Miles and Jack – and their journey across the Santa Ynez wine country, on one last blowout trip before Jack gets married. Miles and Jack must face their uncertain futures…just as soon as they figure out how to survive their chaotic present. Pinot Tasting included. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. extended through August 12. Tickets $25; seniors/students $20. Ruskin Group Theatre. 310.397.3244, ruskingrouptheatre.com.
Ongoing in Santa Monica
Jazz on the Lawn 2012. Bring a picnic, blanket, and beach chair to enjoy jazz from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Sunday in August. The concerts will be held at Stewart Street Park located at 1836 Stewart Street. Free parking is available after 3:30 p.m. in the Olympic Shuttle Lot located at 1831 Stewart Street. Free bike valet at 1836 Stewart Street. smgov.net/jazz.
Prime Night Tours. Prime Night Tours offers guests a fun and energetic tour of Santa Monica’s nightlife like you have never seen it before. The company serves as your official guide, ensuring that you are well taken care of and having the time of your life while partaking in the best bars and nightlife. Recurring weekly on Tuesday, registration and appetizers from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ozumo’s. $30 per person, 310.991.9938.
Zumba on the Deck at Santa Monica Place. Get your weekend workout here with an awesome Zumba instructor! Zumba is the new “IT” workout. Zumba is free to participate! Rain or shine, if it rains the classes take place on level two between Kitson Kids and Carlton Hair. Recurring weekly on Saturday through December. Santa Monica Place, Level Two, free admission, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. santamonicaplace.com/events.
Live Entertainment on the Weekends at Santa Monica Place. The Plaza is the Place to be on the weekends with different artists every single weekend. Performances are
usually between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Recurring weekly on Saturday and Sunday. 310.260.8333. 395 Santa Monica Place. santamonicaplace.com/events.
A Taste of Santa Monica Tours. You will be taken on a three-hour adventure starting with how Santa Monica was established, all the ways Santa Monica has changed over the years, and of course all of the great things that Santa Monica has to offer today. You will sit down and relax with an interesting mix of people while you enjoy distinctive food and wine from some of Santa Monica’s unique restaurants and shops from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Admission $59. destinationfoodtours.com.
28th Annual Twilight Dance Series. The Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series’ key elements are music, community, and discovery each Thursday throughout summer from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. A highly anticipated summer tradition now in its 28th year, the Series will again present free concerts across the musical spectrum drawing an audience as diverse as the acts onstage. twilightdance.org.
YWCA Adult Commercial Acting Classes. For those interested in a career change or adding to their income, this course will cover on-camera acting techniques and improvisation skills. Previous students from this course have appeared in regional and national commercials, films, videos and reality shows. The instructor, Adrienne Omansky, has been teaching commercial acting for over 20 years. Classes are on Saturdays form July 7 through August 11, from 10:30 a.m. to noon for $80. The YWCA is located at 2019 14th Street. Call 310.452.3881 or go to smywca.org for information and registration.
YWCA Class: Healthy vs. Emotional Eating. Food and eating are vital to a happy and healthy life. However, sometimes we can turn to food or “emotional eating” in attempts to manage our feelings, especially when we feel overwhelmed. Rachel Fintzy, a licensed psychotherapist, is offering an educational workshop with strategies to improve your relationship with food, your body and difficult emotions using creative exercises, practical information and mindfulness techniques. No matter what life hands you, you have the ability to respond in ways that enhance your health and well-being. Thursdays, August 9, 16, 23 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm, YWCA. $10 per class.
Sunset Swim. From 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Annenberg Community Beach House invites adults to enjoy the pool on Tuesday evenings through Labor Day. 415 Pacific Coast Hwy. 310.458.4904. annenbergbeachhouse.com.
Beach Volleyball Games. Saint-Tropez in Santa Monica. Join The Vilebrequin Beach Volleyball Games at the Miramar Beach Club every Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. through September 1, 2012. Up to six players per team. 930 Pacific Coast Highway.
Free Art of Giving Workshops at the Tutoring Club of Santa Monica, every Friday from July 27 to August 10. The Art of Giving Foundation uses art to help teach children the importance of compassion, empathy and helping others! We encourage and assist children of the world in helping other children in need, through the use of free art programs. Through their art, the children in this program will learn to use their skills to help other groups of deserving children, both here in the US and around the globe. Ages 4 to 7: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Ages 8 to 13: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. art-of-giving.org.
Olympic High School, hosts a weekly fundraiser Food Truck Night every Thursday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The best food trucks are brought in each week, offering different cuisine choices from all over Los Angeles. Be sure to come out and enjoy live music and/or a DJ while you eat. Free parking – enter lot on Pine Street.
Free easy 60 minute workout. Take part in a free ‘Community Get in Shape’ program in the park starting Sunday March 4 offered for the next 90 days. Enjoy a great outdoor workout for men and women. A professional instructor trained to help you achieve results no matter where you’re with your current fitness level. They are dedicated to helping you have a healthier life style through better nutrition and exercise. Call Patricia now to reserve a space and find out which park at 310.453.2630 or email email@example.com.
Santa Monica Farmers Markets. The Downtown Farmers Market is held Wednesdays on Arizona Ave (between 4th and Ocean) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturdays on Arizona Ave. (between 4th and 2nd streets) from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Pico Farmers Market is held Saturdays at Virginia Park at Pico and Cloverfield from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Main Street Farmers Market is held Sundays at 2640 Main Street (in Heritage Square) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All of these markets are widely considered to be among the best on the west coast and feature field-fresh produce, hundreds of kinds of vegetables, brilliant cut flowers, breads, cheeses, delicious foods, live music, and more. 310.458.8712, smgov.net/portals/farmersmarket.
Do You Have the Heart for Hospice? Roze Room Hospice seeks volunteers to provide support and companionship to terminally ill patients and their families. Training is free. We have patients at home and in nursing facilities throughout the Westside and Los Angeles. For more information, contact Kathleen McMahon, Volunteer Coordinator, at 323.938.1155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate blood on Monday and Wednesdays at the American Red Cross of Santa Monica, 1450 11th St. Hours for donations vary, so call to schedule an appointment. 1.800.GIVE.LIFE or 1.888.POR.FAVOR.
Free help with anxiety, depression, stress, and anger. Recovery International provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits so individuals can gain personal control over distressing emotions and improve life-coping skills. This worldwide non-profit organization, founded in 1937, holds weekly meetings every Saturday, 12 p.m., at Trinity Church, California and Eleventh Street, Santa Monica. Donations are requested but not required. For more information, call Randy at 310.828.9328 or go to lowselfhelpsystems.org.
Homeless discussion and advocacy group, Side By Side, for homeless and non-homeless citizens every first, third, and fifth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ken Edwards Community Center, located at 1527 4th St., Any resident interested in listening to and talking with local homeless can come to this regular meeting. Side By Side has met continuously at Ken Edwards since 1996.
Joel S. Goldsmith Tape Group meets Mondays to listen to the taped class work of Joel S. Goldsmith on his spiritual teaching known as The Infinite Way. 7:15 p.m. (silent meditation), 7:30 p.m. (tape played), 8:30 p.m. (silent meditation). New Age Bible and Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd. (rear entry only off alley) in rear classroom. $5 minimum donation appreciated. 310.963.9377 or email email@example.com.
INERGETIX-CoRe System Demonstration. An information session about the energy medicine system used to evaluate and treat humans, animals, buildings, plants, and more with resonant frequencies, biofeedback, and broadcasting. Presented by Dr. Bonnie Hemauer, Ph.D. with more than 25 years in the healing profession. Sundays at 1:30 p.m. 635 Santa Monica Blvd. Must RSVP: 310.433.2382.
Meals on Wheels West needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound people in Santa Monica. Deliveries are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. To volunteer call 310.394.7558.
Free Qigong class for cancer survivors in Clover Park, located at 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. These classes are offered through the Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center, and are taught by Michael Sieverts, an 11-year brain cancer survivor. For more information, call CSC at 310.314.2555 or go to cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org.
Zen meditation group led by Sensei Daishin Buksbazen, teacher at Zen Center of Los Angeles meets weekly on Wednesday evening at the Hill Street Center, 237 Hill St., Santa Monica. Meditation instruction for newcomers held from 7 to 7:30 p.m., Zazen from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Dharma talk the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Sensei Daishin at 310.315.3506.
Get into shape or learn a new skill with YWCA Santa Monica’s summer class sessions. $30/year (seniors 55+) and $45/year (adults), you can become a member of the YWCA Santa Monica/Westside and receive discounts at YWCA events, a free subscription to YWCA Newsletters, and easy access to life-changing programs that advance the goals and pursuits of women and girls at every life stage. To sign up for one or more of any of the above classes, visit smywca.org or call 310.452.3881.
This Week In Malibu
Pepperdine University’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art concludes the exhibit “On Location in Malibu 2012: Paintings by the California Art Club,” this Saturday, Aug. 4. 24255 PCH, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 310.506.4851, arts.pepperdine.edu/museum.
Saturday Film Series. Call the library for the children’s film title and rating that screens from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, August. 4. For children and families. No registration required. 23519 W. Civic Center Way. 310.456.6438.
Annual Summer Yard Sale through Sunday, August 5. Daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join Our Lady of Malibu for its annual yard sale featuring fine clothing and home decore boutiques, art, antiques, large and small appliances, books, new and gently used clothing, giftware, jewelry, and much more at bargain prices. MasterCard/Visa accepted. New items everyday. Our Lady of Malibu, 3625 Winter Cyn. Rd, Malibu.
Dream Big READ! will be held this Wednesday, August 8 at 3 p.m. Malibu Library, 23519 Civic Center Way, Malibu. It continues every Wednesday, Malibu Library is the place to be with fun interactive activities.
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is currently presenting four plays. They are “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Measure for Measure,” “Heartbreak House,” and “The Women of Lockerbie” on various days and times through September. 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga. $10-$33. 310.455.3723, theatricum.com.
Malibu Farmer’s Market every Sunday whether there is rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Malibu Library Parking Lot and Civic Center Way. Enjoy a break with family or friends at the Market’s wonderful Food Court where fresh delights are prepared right there for you. Come meet the wonderful farmers and food vendors who will be supplying Malibu with freshest, tastiest fruits, veggies, nuts, fish, chicken, eggs, and baked goods.
This Week In Marina del Rey
Fisherman’s Village Weekend Concert featuring Bob De Sena (Latin Jazz) this Saturday, August 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Held at the plaza near the lighthouse in Fisherman’s Village. Free. 13737 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey.
Birding By Kayak Excursion this Sunday, August 5. Learn the basics in bird identification and kayaking. No experience necessary. Open to ages 18 plus. Bring binoculars, wear long sleeve windbreakers, shoes that can get wet, hat, and sunscreen. Kayak, paddle, PDD, and wetsuit provided. UCLA Marina Aquatic Center, 7:30 to 11 a.m. $15-$30. 310.823.0048.
Summer Sights and Sips Cruises this Wednesday, August 8 at 5:45 p.m. Relaxing two-hour cruise, complimentary appetizers, bar specials, and a front row seat to view local yacht club sailboat races and a beautiful sunset over the Pacific. Boarding 5:45 p.m., Cruising 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Reservations required. 310.301.6000, hornblower.com/hce/home.
California Yacht Club’s Sunset Sailing Series this Wednesday, August 8 at 6 p.m. Enjoy sunset from waterfront restaurants, Fisherman’s Village, and the North Jetty during Marina del Rey’s largest sailing event as scores of sailors compete. 310.823.4567, calyachtclub.com.
This Week In Venice
The Electric Lodge is featuring the works of local artist Angélique Glennon, including some of her fabulous era-based paintings ranging from the years 1986-2012. The paintings will be on display through Sunday, August 26. In addition, the show’s opening day reception will be a special presentation of EcCeptical – sculpture in the shape of jewelry. 1416 Electric Ave, Venice. 310.306.1854, electriclodge.org.
This Week In Hollywood
“Pixar in Concert” this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl. For the first time ever, all ages can relive the joy of Pixar’s most beloved characters, from the “Toy Story” trilogy, “Cars,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Up,” the new
release “Brave” and more, with visually stunning film clips and their memorable scores performed live. $11-$162. Hollywoodbowl.com.
Aerosmith perform this Monday, August 6 at 7 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl. Tickets $45-$350. Hollywoodbowl.com.
Gustavo Dudamel and Yo-Yo Ma this Tuesday, August 7 at 8 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl. Two superstars join for a sure-to-be-hot performance of this Schumann work. Dudamel displays his remarkable affinity for the passionate music of Tchaikovsky. $1-$133. Hollywoodbowl.com.
Duke Ellington Orchestra and Kenton’s 100th this Wednesday, August 8 at 8 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl. A night of classic big band music from the swinging songbook of Ellington to the West Coast sound of Stan Kenton, celebrating his centenary. $1-$134. Hollywoodbowl.com.
Tchaikovsky with Dudamel & Wang this Thursday, August 9 at the Hollywood Bowl at 8 p.m. Stunning pianist Yuja Wang teams up with the maestro himself for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto that is sure to thrill. $1-$133. Hollywoodbowl.com.
“Memphis” runs through August 12 at the Pantages Theater. From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. $25-$125. broadwayla.org.