Community Events Calendar
EVENT
THE DEVIL’S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
DESCRIPTION
Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL’S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, “bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre,” the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the “Empress of the Blues.”

THE DEVIL’S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH is conceived and directed by Joe Brancato of Penguin Rep, and written by Angelo Parra. Set in 1937 in Memphis, Bessie and her musicians have been turned away from performing at a “Whites-Only” theatre, then finding a hospitable gin joint where Bessie recounts her incredible journey from an impoverished childhood in Chattanooga, to her fortuitous rise as a show-stopping singer. Laughter, pathos and music all come together to deliver an electric, entertaining and surprisingly touching evening in which Bessie sings signature songs such as “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” “St. Louis Blues,” “Baby Doll” and “T’ain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do.” Braden is joined by musicians Gerard Gibbs on Piano, Anthony Nelson Jr. on Sax and James Hankins on Bass. Gibbs also plays Pickle, who serves as narrator and guide at times, while coaxing Bessie to tell her story.

Says Rubicon Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns, “We are thrilled to celebrate Black History Month with this triumphant and turbulent story about a woman whose life was as large and as outrageous as her talent. She was unapologetically herself and carved out a unique place in history, influencing and inspiring hundreds of notable artists who followed her (including Janis Joplin, who bought the tombstone for Bessie’s unmarked grave.”

THE DEVIL’S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH opens in Ventura on Saturday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a post-show party with cast, crew and local VIPs at NOW Ventura. Low-priced previews are February 22-24. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through March 12, 2017. For tickets, go to www.rubicontheatre.org or call (805) 667-2900.


ADDITIONAL INFO
mhunter@rubicontheatre.org
DATE
Saturday, February 25, 2017

END DATE
Sunday, March 12, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm
LOCATION
Rubicon Theatre Company
1006 E Main Street
Ventura, CA 93003
directions
EVENT
Musician and songwriter Mike Moody performs Motown, Soul, Rock, Blues and Jazz at D'Vine Lounge Bar
DESCRIPTION
Musician and songwriter Mike Moody performs Motown, Soul, Rock, Blues and Jazz at D'Vine Weekly Live Music, on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Enjoy rare wines, great food and live entertainment at D'Vine Lounge Bar. Concert is free; food and beverages available for purchase.

Happy Hour: 5 to 7 pm
Parking Information: Public Parking is available
Cost: Free


ADDITIONAL INFO
Phone number: (213) 262-8517 Link: http://dvinela.com/
DATE
Saturday, February 25, 2017

END DATE
Saturday, March 25, 2017

START TIME
8:30pm

END TIME
10:30pm
LOCATION
D'Vine Lounge Bar
821 S.Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
directions
EVENT
National Career Fair
DESCRIPTION
National Career Fairs is having a live hiring event in Anaheim on March 1, 2017. The event is FREE for all career seekers.
Meet face to face with employers. Career seekers should dress professionally and bring at least 20 copies of your resumes. Pre register to attend at https://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/career-fairs/anaheim-career-fairs/20170301/

ADDITIONAL INFO
https://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/
DATE
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

START TIME
11:00am

END TIME
2:00pm
LOCATION
Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort
616 W. Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
directions
EVENT
VOCALIST AND PIANIST ANTHONY STARBLE PERFORMS COVERS AT D'VINE LOUNGE BAR.
DESCRIPTION
Vocalist and pianist Anthony Starble performs covers at D'Vine Weekly Live Music, on March 4, 2017. Enjoy rare wines, great food and live entertainment at D'Vine Lounge Bar.
The concert is free; food and beverages are available for purchase.

Public parking is available
Happy Hour from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Phone number: (213) 262-8517
Link: http://dvinela.com/

ADDITIONAL INFO
Phone number: (213) 262-8517
DATE
Saturday, March 04, 2017

START TIME
8:30pm

END TIME
10:30pm
LOCATION
D'Vine Lounge Bar
821 S.Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
directions
EVENT
Lorraina Marro & The Bradley Young Quartet
DESCRIPTION
Lorraina Marro, honored as a Jazz Living Legend in July of 2015, is authentically original in every area of creativity. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lorraina Marro has made her mark as a classy, sophisticated and talented jazz vocalist, who is passionate about her music and committed to interpreting songs in her own style.
She has recorded two cds, the first of which is "You Must Believe in Spring" (recorded in 2004), encompassing songs from some of her favorite composers, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley, Ann Hampton Callaway, George & Ira Gershwin, Lerner & Lowe, and Maury Yeston. In February of 2015, she released her first all-original cd "Mixed Emotions," in which she serves as lyricist on all of the songs; sharing life's experiences, the highs and lows of love evolving and ever-changing.

Lorraina has performed her own shows at The Metropolitan Room and Danny's Skylight Room in New York; and has performed shows at multiple venues in Los Angeles, including The E Spot Lounge at Vitello's Restaurant, The Catalina Jazz Club, Preston’s, The House of Blues, Nola’s LA, The M Bar, The Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill, The Holly St. Bar & Grill, The Cinegrill, The Gardenia, The Bel Age Hotel, the Marriott Hotels, and Wyndham Hotels. She has also performed in Las Vegas for The Special Operations Warriors Foundation at the Four Seasons, The Aladdin, and The Las Vegas Hilton Hotels. Her shows encompass cabaret, jazz and even the songs of Broadway. Her vocals are warm, smooth and sultry. Ms. Marro warms the hearts and souls of each and every member of her audience.

Here's a little something on the musicians:

Bradley Young - pianist/composer/recording artist. Performed his first piano recital at the age of 8 yrs. old. Graduate of Berklee College of Music and accompanist to Chet Baker by his early 20's.

John B. Williams - played bass for the fabulous Nancy Wilson for 25 years. Has also played for The Arsenio Hall show, Bobby Matos, Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole, etc. He credits the great Horace Silver for his successful music career.

Allan Walker - composer, arranger, recording artist. Has toured with the likes of the Temptations, The 4 Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Drifters, Little Anthony & The Imperials

Jon Stuart - seasoned drummer/percussionist/teacher who has performed throughout L.A. and Chicago for the past 35 yrs. He has played with the likes of John Beasley, Llew Matthews, Barbara Morrison, Tamir Hendelman, etc.


ADDITIONAL INFO
www.vitellosrestaurant.com
DATE
Sunday, March 05, 2017

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
E Spot Lounge
4349 Tujunga Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
directions
EVENT
Aaron Diehl presents “Jelly & George” featuring Adam Birnbaum and Cécile McLorin Salvant Jason Moran’s Fats Waller Dance Party
DESCRIPTION
Celebrate some of the most influential jazz musicians of all time with this evening of jazz piano. “Jelly & George” is a tribute to pioneers Jelly Roll Morton and George Gershwin, featuring the fresh perspectives of American pianist/composer Aaron Diehl and extraordinary vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant. Opening is Jason Moran’s supergroup, Fats Waller Dance Party, bringing the legacy of singer/pianist Fats Waller into the 21st century with a mix of funk, hip-hop and dance.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.laphil.com/tickets/aaron-diehl/2017-03-10
DATE
Friday, March 10, 2017

START TIME
8:00pm
LOCATION
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA
directions
EVENT
SINGER AND PIANIST KRISTINE MIRELLE PERFORMS COVERS AND STUFF AT D'VINE LOUNGE BAR.
DESCRIPTION
Singer and pianist Kristine Mirelle performs covers and stuff at D'Vine Weekly Live Music, on March 11, 2017. Enjoy rare wines, great food and live entertainment at D'Vine Lounge Bar.
The concert is free; food and beverages are available for purchase.

Public parking is available
Happy Hour from 5:00 to 7:00 pm


ADDITIONAL INFO
Phone number: (213) 262-8517 Link: http://dvinela.com/
DATE
Saturday, March 11, 2017

START TIME
8:30pm

END TIME
10:30pm
LOCATION
D'Vine Lounge Bar
821 S.Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
directions
EVENT
Aratani World Series: AFRICAN GUITAR SUMMIT
DESCRIPTION
After many years of perfecting their own blend of African sound, this star-studded collective from Canada has received international acclaim for their creative musical and vocal magic. Intersections of traditional and contemporary, East and West Africa, this two-time Juno Award winning group includes: from Guinea – Alpha YaYa Diallo; from Madagascar, the quicksilver guitars and harmonies of Donne Roberts and Madagascar Slim; drummer Kofi Ackah from Ghana; and Naby Camara from Guinea on electric bass and balafon. Come hear why they were awarded Canada’s best ‘World Music Album of the Year’.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/african-guitar-summit-event/
DATE
Saturday, March 11, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
Aratani Theatre at JACCC (little tokyo.dtla)
244 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles , CA 90012
directions
EVENT
Glendale Youth Orchestra presents Musique de France
DESCRIPTION
The Glendale Youth Orchestra, conducted by Brad Keimach, performs its 2nd concert of the 28th Season on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA. A program of all French Music including Faure - Pelleas and Melisande; Saint-Saens - Violin Concerto #3, 3rd movement (Anna Gong, violin of Pasadena, Harvard- Westlake High School), Ibert - Flute Concerto, 1st movement (Josephine Lee, flute of Glendale - Crescenta Valley High School), Ravel - Mother Goose Suite and Bizet - Carmen Suite.

The concert will be dedicated to the lasting memory of our founder Joseph Laraza (1945-2016).

Tickets are $15.00 and may be purchased from the Alex Theatre Box Office. Groups of 15 or more get 15% off. Students, children and seniors may purchase tickets for $12 each.


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.alextheatre.org/event/glendale-youth-orchestra-presents-musique-de-france
DATE
Sunday, March 12, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
Alex Theatre
216 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
directions
EVENT
FLAVIA BULLET, SAXOPHONE, AND ADAM HANSBROUGH, GUITAR, PERFORM SMOOTH JAZZ AT D'VINE LOUNGE BAR
DESCRIPTION
Flavia Bullet, saxophone, and Adam Hansbrough, guitar, perform smooth jazz at D'Vine Weekly Live Music, on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Enjoy rare wines, great food and live entertainment at D'Vine Lounge Bar. Concert is free; food and beverages available for purchase.

Happy Hour: 5 to 7 pm
Parking Information: Public Parking is available
Cost: Free
Phone number: (213) 262-8517

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://dvinela.com/
DATE
Saturday, March 18, 2017

START TIME
8:30pm

END TIME
10:30pm
LOCATION
D'Vine Lounge Bar
821 S.Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
directions
EVENT
Armen Nalbandian Trio at the Blue Whale
DESCRIPTION
Armen Nalbandian Trio

Armen Nalbandian | piano

Eric Revis | bass

Nasheet Waits | drums

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.bluewhalemusic.com
DATE
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

START TIME
9:00pm

END TIME
11:55pm
LOCATION
Blue Whale
Weller Court, 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St #301
Los Angeles, CA 90036
directions
EVENT
Alice in Wonderland
DESCRIPTION
Celebrating, exploring, and uniting Middle Eastern and Western dance for the 21st century, Los Angeles-based Bellydance Evolution presents Alice in Wonderland at El Portal MainStage Theatre in North Hollywood on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m., launching a west coast tour which continues on to Everett and Tacoma, WA and Portland, OR. Bellydance Evolution founder and world renowned choreographer Jillina Carlano created a revolutionary approach to the whimsical and magical tale, re-imagining the colorful, iconic - and dare some say, "mad" - characters through the language of world fusion dance. Presenting theatrical dance shows with a storyline, much like a ballet, Bellydance Evolution features a cast of 20 international performers who are passionate about their art in the fields of Middle Eastern dance and music, break dance, theatrical hip-hop, contemporary, tribal and fusion dance, each bringing their own unique vision to the production.

Bellydance Evolution’s Alice in Wonderland promises to take the audience on a spectacular journey that will excite both mainstream audiences and dance enthusiasts. Based on the Alice in Wonderland book, the performance is appropriate for all ages. Performing to sold-out crowds in over twenty countries spanning North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, Bellydance Evolution recently performed in Morocco with the Orchestra Philharmonic de Morocco in an "East meets West" collaboration performance and performed a 28 city, 35-performance tour of China.

“I am so excited to perform in my hometown of Los Angeles again with the return of Alice in Wonderland. We have performed this show throughout Asia, Europe, South Africa and Morocco and are thrilled to share Alice in Wonderland in Los Angeles, Oregon and Washington State this April,” exclaimed Carlano.

In conjunction with the Alice in Wonderland performances in North Hollywood, Bellydance Evolution offers several Workshops “I Follow Rivers: A Tribal Fusion Lovely with a Hint of Jazz!,” “Mystery in Movement,” “Performance Skillz: The Emotional Exploration of Dance,” “The Art of Playing the Darbuka,” and “Thunder Drum.” These classes are available individually or as an entire package. More information can be found on the Bellydance Evolution website.

Alice in Wonderland stars Jillina Carlano (Queen of Hearts), Heather Aued (Alice), Sharon Kihara (The Caterpillar), Rin Ajna (The Mad Hatter), Ellyott Colon (The White Rabbit), and Ozzy Ashkenazi (The Chef).

Continuing the successful formula established by past productions such as Immortal Desires and Dark Side of the Crown, Bellydance Evolution ensemble performs to a theatrical score commissioned from film and television composer Paul Dinletir, owner/director of Los Angeles-based ‘audiomachine’, who has written and produced trailer music for The Hobbit, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Avatar, and the music for the opening ceremonies of the last two Summer Olympics.

Bellydance Evolution was created with a mission to unite Eastern and Western culture through dance and this intention is evident in the works of the company through their education and residency programs. Together, these initiatives celebrate the dynamic aesthetics of world fusion dance, culture and creativity, by sharing the joy of dance with all communities. With the success of their residency program, Bellydance Evolution has established ensemble company members in the USA, Europe, Asia and Latin America, which allows this large scale production to perform all over the globe. In addition to this specialized performance program, principal cast members offer seminars that are open to all people in the community, giving dancers and non-dancers alike an opportunity to learn about this diverse and important cultural art form from accomplished masters in the field.

Jillina Carlano, Founder, Executive/Artistic Director (The Queen of Hearts) is a performer, master instructor, choreographer, director and producer, Jillina has devoted her life to dance. Jillina pulls from a strong dance background in Middle Eastern, folklore, jazz, ballet, and hip hop to create a colorful Middle Eastern fusion repertoire. She travels extensively, teaching seminars and performing in concerts worldwide. Jillina has co-produced 12 instructional DVDs, which are now offered in five different languages and distributed by Universal Records. In the summer of 2009 and 2010, Jillina was the first American to be invited as a featured performer in the prestigious closing gala at the Ahlan Wa Sahlan festival in Egypt. Jillina is the owner of Evolution Dance Studios, located in Universal City, California, USA.

Paul Dinletir, Music Composer, is the co-founder and lead composer for ‘audiomachine’, a boutique, motion picture advertising music production collective, specializing in original epic music and bone crunching sound design for theatrical trailers, television commercials and video game advertising campaigns. Since 2005, Paul has had his music place in countless feature film trailers and can be heard daily on television, radio and the internet, including the music for the past two Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies. To create his signature sound, Paul records with the world’s top orchestras and musicians in exclusive spaces such as Skywalker Ranch and Air Studios of London. He has composed exclusive music for blockbuster campaigns such as The Hobbit, Avatar, Life of Pi, Hunger Games, 300 and Snow White and the Huntsman. In creating original scores for Bellydance Evolution, Paul composes and records an emotional, dramatic soundtrack. He works side by side with the artistic director to bring the show to life and is an integral part of the creative process.

Alice in Wonderland has two performances: Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets range from $13–$39. El Portal MainStage Theatre is located at 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. For tickets and information, call (818) 508-4200 or go to https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10123576. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BellydanceEvolutionPage. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @BDEvolution.

ADDITIONAL INFO
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10123576
DATE
Saturday, April 01, 2017

END DATE
Sunday, April 02, 2017

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
El Portal Mainstage Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
directions
EVENT
PARISIAN SINGER SONGWRITER MATISSE DE RIVIERE PERFORMS AT D'VINE LOUNGE BAR
DESCRIPTION
Parisian singer songwriter Matisse De Riviere performs at D'Vine Weekly Live Music, on April 1, 2017. Enjoy rare wines, great food and live entertainment at D'Vine Lounge Bar. The concert is free; food and beverages are available for purchase.

Happy hour: 5 to 7 pm
Parking Information: Public Parking is available.
Cost: Free


ADDITIONAL INFO
Phone number: (213) 262-8517 Link: http://dvinela.com/
DATE
Saturday, April 01, 2017

START TIME
8:30pm

END TIME
10:30pm
LOCATION
D'Vine Lounge Bar
821 S.Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
directions
EVENT
American Lung Association 10th Annual Fight for Air Climb
DESCRIPTION
The American Lung Association in CA will host the 10th Annual Fight for Air on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at the Aon Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Climbers take on the challenge of 63 floors in the annual stair climb to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease and to fight for clean air!

Participants raise funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association while training to climb the stairs of the Aon Center and cross the finish line high above Downtown Los Angeles.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://action.lung.org/site/TR?fr_id=14950&pg=entry
DATE
Saturday, April 08, 2017

START TIME
4:00pm

END TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
Nichole Mendoza
707 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
directions
EVENT
CONTEMPORARY VIOLINIST ALAN PRICE PERFORMS COVERS AND ORIGINAL WORKS AT D'VINE
DESCRIPTION
Contemporary violinist Alan Price performs covers and original works at D'Vine Weekly Live Music, on April 8th, 2017. Enjoy rare wines, great food and live entertainment at D'Vine Lounge Bar. The concert is free; food and beverages are available for purchase.

Parking Information: Public parking is available
Happy Hour from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Phone number: (213) 262-8517

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://dvinela.com/
DATE
Saturday, April 08, 2017

START TIME
8:30pm

END TIME
10:30pm
LOCATION
D'Vine Lounge Bar
821 s Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
directions
EVENT
California Jazz & Wine Fest
DESCRIPTION
An eclectic mix of hot jazz and cool swing performed on two stages and unlimited sampling of wine, craft brews, boutique spirits and gourmet food are part of the 6th Annual California Jazz & Wine Fest, Sunday, April 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village (2 Dole Dr., Westlake Village). Artisans will also be displaying their wares. Headlining the live entertainment is saxophonist, producer and composer Danny Janklow, known internationally for his soulful and passionate sounds. Also performing are the Adam Clark Quartet, Lao Tizer, D.on Darox and the Melody Joy Bakers, The Barrelhouse Wailers and Bruce Forman’s “Cow Bop.” Presented by Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise, proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. Tickets: $100 per person/general admission and $150 per person/VIP admission (VIP tickets include one-hour early entry for tasting, valet parking, preferred seating and other amenities). Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Must be age 21 or older to attend. Information: 805-380-6010, info@californiajazzwine.com, on Facebook, facebook.com/califjazzwine, Twitter, twitter.com/califjazzwine, website, http://www.californiajazzwine.com.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.californiajazzwine.com
DATE
Sunday, April 09, 2017

START TIME
1:00pm

END TIME
5:00pm
LOCATION
Four Seasons Westlake Village
2 Dole Dr.
Westlake Village, CA 91362
directions
EVENT
Mother/Daughter ChariTEA Party
DESCRIPTION
Join us as we continue our efforts to support homeless women and girls of Southern California.Enjoy a full luncheon with tea and desserts prepared especially for you by Disney's world renowned chefs!

There will be live music and entertainment.

Each attendee will receive a gift bag filled with goodies and have the chance to win amazing prizes in one of several raffles before spending private time with Minnie and Mickey!Be sure to wear your best hat, participate in our hat competition and claim an award befitting a diva or simply take part in a silent auction and walk away with an extraordinary prize!Your tax deductible donation goes toward the purchase of personal hygiene supplies for homeless women and girls of Southern California.

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.littlebagladies.org
DATE
Saturday, April 22, 2017

START TIME
1:00pm

END TIME
4:00pm
LOCATION
The Disneyland Hotel
1150 West Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
directions
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