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La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:The Year to Come12/4/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/4/2018)
Rising playwright Lindsey Ferrentino introduces us to a distinctly American family whose evolution mirrors the turbulence of the 21st century.
Music Department - Thousand Oaks - Presents:Jazz CollectiveWednesday, 12/5/2018
Under the direction of Uziel Colón, student performers in the jazz ensemble play standards andmodern classics.
Admission is free. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visitCalLutheran.edu/music.
Whittier College - Whittier - Presents:It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio PlayWednesday, 12/5/2018
Go back in time to become part of the studio audience at a radio station sometime after World War Two, as the Enceladus Theatre Company presents the radio play, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll walk out with that great holiday feeling.
Music Department - Thousand Oaks - Presents:Mariachi Ensemble ConcertThursday, 12/6/2018
The new Cal Lutheran Mariachi Ensemble, under the direction of Rocio Marrón, will perform classic songs from the mariachi repertoire in its first performance on campus.
Admission is free. For information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit CalLutheran.edu/music.
UCI Music - Irvine - Presents:Guitar EnsembleThursday, 12/6/2018
UCI guitar students present a program of solos, duos, trios, and quartets selected from six centuries of repertoire by composers from around the world.
Festival Ballet Theatre - Irvine - Presents:Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker - Abridged Performance for YouthThursday, 12/6/2018
A 1-hour performance for school/youth groups.
Festival Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker, part of Children’s Invitation to the Ballet, was specially designed to introduce elementary and junior high school students to the beauty of classical ballet and music.
CTSA UCIrvine - Irvine - Presents:New Slate12/6/2018 - 12/8/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/6/2018)
An exciting program introducing original choreography by MFA candidates in Dance. The program includes original works and promises something for every dance enthusiast.
Ensemble Theatre Comapany - Santa Barbara - Presents:The Legend of Georgia McBride12/6/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/6/2018)
In a run-down bar in the Florida Panhandle, Casey’s career as an Elvis impersonator is not going well. With his young wife now pregnant, his luck changes when he meets an aging drag queen. An uplifting music- and dance-filled comedy for the holidays.
The Desert Symphony - Palm Desert - Presents:Symphonic SpringsteenThursday, 12/6/2018
Bruce In The USA is much more than just another tribute band….This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate re-creation of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. Bruce In The USA consists of seasoned world-class professional musicians.
Chapman University Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music - Orange - Presents:55th Annual Holiday Wassail Concert12/7/2018 - 12/8/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/7/2018)
Stephen Coker, conductor, University Choir and Singers. Kyla McCarrel, conductor, University Women’s Choir. Daniel Alfred Wachs, music director and conductor, The Chapman Orchestra.
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:Tchaikovsky & Ives with MTT12/7/2018 - 12/9/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/7/2018)
After two of Tchaikovsky’s most loved shorter works, MTT takes on Ives’ rarely performed, mighty and massive Holidays Symphony, whose movements mash up familiar hymns, marches and songs from the composer’s New England childhood.
The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa - Rancho Mirage - Presents:Penn & Teller Friday, 12/7/2018
Award-winning comedy and magic duo Penn & Teller are coming to The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. Tickets on sale Saturday, July 7 at 8 a.m.
Chapman University - Orange - Presents:55th Annual Holiday Wassail Concert12/7/2018 - 12/8/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/7/2018)
The beloved Chapman tradition returns to Musco Center! Join us for a magnificent concert of holiday season favorites performed by the Chapman University Singers, University Choir and Women’s Choir along with music performed by The Chapman Orchestra.
REDCAT - Los Angeles - Presents:CalArts Winter Dance12/7/2018 - 12/8/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/7/2018)
Classical Crossroads - Torrance - Presents:Cellist Ben CappsFriday, 12/7/2018
on Classical Crossroads' "First Fridays at First! ~ fff" series
San Diego Opera - San Diego - Presents:All is Calm: The Chirstmas Truce of 191412/7/2018 - 12/9/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/7/2018)
All is Calm is a testament to humanity and unity, and features text from letters from soldiers who lived through was alongside familiar holiday and military music from the countries engaged in battle in World War I. This family-friendly production is new to San Diego Opera and is a co-presentation with Bodhi Tree Concerts and Sacra/Profana.
Community Actors Theatre - San Diego - Presents:"A Christmas Story"12/7/2018 - 12/9/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/7/2018)
" A delightful play, presented by Community Actors Theatre Children/Youth Drama/Theatre Department.
Directed by Jennie Hamilton
Performed by ages 6-16
Golden West Pops - Santa Ana - Presents:Holiday Treasures with the Golden West PopsSaturday, 12/8/2018
Come join the Golden West Pops for an evening of holiday music performed by a 50 piece concert band.
Whittier College - Whittier - Presents: Hi’ikuaSaturday, 12/8/2018
Hi’ikua means “to carry on your back.”
The group recognizes that it is their responsibility to carry all the traditions of their ancestors who have come before while continuing to Hi?ikua these traditions for the generations to come.
Chorale Bel Canto - Whittier - Presents:Handel’s Messiah (Christmas Portion)Saturday, 12/8/2018
Chorale Bel Canto presents Handel’s Messiah (Christmas Portion)
Chorale Bel Canto, a community masterworks chorale based in Whittier, will perform its second concert of the season, Messiah (Christmas Portion) with songs and carols of the season on December 8, 2018 at East Whittier United Methodist Church at 4:00 p.m. in Whittier.
Inland Pacific Ballet - Rancho Cucamonga - Presents:The Nutcracker - Inland Pacific Ballet12/8/2018 - 12/9/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/8/2018)
Discover the joy of the holiday season with family and friends at southern California's most spectacular production of The Nutcracker. This traditional holiday ballet features dazzling sets, beautiful costumes, and more than 80 dancers on stage.
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Deck the Hall at Cal State Fullerton!12/8/2018 - 12/9/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/8/2018)
Theatre Arts Department - Thousand Oaks - Presents:Faculty Dance ShowingSaturday, 12/8/2018
An evening of dance choreographed by our talented faculty showcases a multitude of styles and artistic expression.
Admission is free. Presented by the Theatre Arts Department. For more information, call 805-493-3452 or visit CalLutheran.edu/theater.
Festival Ballet Theatre - Irvine - Presents:Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker12/8/2018 - 12/24/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/8/2018)
A cherished holiday classic, perfect for all ages.
Create holiday memories for your family by sharing the magic of The Nutcracker.
Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:Festival of Carols | Los Angeles Master Chorale12/8/2018 - 12/15/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/8/2018)
The Los Angeles Master Chorale's annual selection of treasured carols and holiday songs.
Conducted by Grant Gershon
Brand Library & Art Center - Glendale - Presents:Brand Library Holiday Open HouseSaturday, 12/8/2018
Concert performance with Frank Potenza, Jazz Guitarist, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Please join us for live music, holiday crafts, popcorn, cookies, and festive good cheers.
San Luis Obispo RepertoryTheatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:The Santaland Diaries12/8/2018 - 12/15/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/8/2018)
SLO REP presents THE SANTALAND DIARIES, David Sedaris’s delightfully thorny account of what it’s like to work as an elf in Macy’s Santaland during the height of the holiday crush. THE SANTALAND DIARIES runs for four shows only: December 8, 14 and 15 at 9:30 pm and December 9 at 7 pm.
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Beverly Hills - Presents:Story Pirates LIVE12/8/2018 - 5/11/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 12/8/2018)
The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors. They don’t steal gold - they’re searching for kids’ wildest, most imaginative stories.
Desert Friends of Music - Palm Desert - Presents:Desert Friends of Music12/9/2018 - 3/26/2019 (next performance: Sunday, 12/9/2018)
Each year Desert Friends of Music sponsors a series of public concerts in the church’s sanctuary.
Philharmonic Society of Orange County - Costa Mesa - Presents:St. Lawrence String QuartetSunday, 12/9/2018
Geoff Nuttall, violin
Owen Dalby, violin
Lesley Robertson, viola
Christopher Costanza, cello
HAYDN: String Quartets, Op. 20 "Sun"
Colburn School - Northridge - Presents:Colburn Orchestra Performs ShostakovichSunday, 12/9/2018
The Colburn Orchestra’s Music Director leads the orchestra in a powerful program featuring a rising star violinist Felicity James.
UCI Music - Irvine - Presents:Chamber Music ConcertMonday, 12/10/2018
A program featuring talented students from UCI’s Department of Music performing chamber music masterworks.
JFS Desert - Palm Desert - Presents:JFS Desert 16th Annual Patron Party Monday, 12/10/2018
The 16th Annual JFS Desert Patron Party brings together philanthropic individuals who provide vital support to the organization. Donors who contribute a minimum of $1,200 to the organization will be invited to an incredible home in Bighorn Estates.
Westwind Brass - San Diego - Presents:‘Brass in the Park’5/24/2018 - 12/10/2018 (next performance: Monday, 12/10/2018)
The Westwind Brass, San Diego's Premier Professional Brass Ensemble, and Ensemble-in-Residence at the San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Music and Dance, announces their exciting interactive Concert Series entitled: ‘Brass in the Park’ at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park 2115 Park Blvd., San Diego, 92101.
The Soraya - Northridge - Presents:Canadian BrassTuesday, 12/11/2018
Christmas Time is Here
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Guitar Chamber RecitalWednesday, 12/12/2018
Martha Masters and Andrew York, directors
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:University BandWednesday, 12/12/2018
Marc Dickey, director
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:Mehta's Brahms Symphony No. 112/13/2018 - 12/14/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/13/2018)
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta, conductor
About This Performance
Zubin Mehta launches his Brahms Cycle with the rich, roiling waves of power that are the First Piano Concerto and First Symphony. Joining in is enduring Philharmonic friend and pianistic dynamo Yefim Bronfman.
Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Women's Choir & Men's ChorusThursday, 12/13/2018
Robert Istad and Christopher Peterson, conductors
HBAPA /Academy for the Performing Arts - Huntington Beach - Presents:"Sounds of the Season 2018"12/13/2018 - 12/14/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/13/2018)
HO! HO! HO! Plan to spend a little time away from the modern-day holiday grind as the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts (APA) Orchestra Department presents their annual celebration of winter holiday cheer!
The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:National Geographic Live: Into the Arctic Kingdom12/13/2018 - 12/14/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/13/2018)
Florian Schulz, Photographer
REDCAT - Los Angeles - Presents:My Barbarian: Non-Western12/13/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/13/2018)
“Gaines, Gordon, and Segade show us an element that is so often missing in today’s avant-garde: an atmosphere of play.” —Hilton Als, The New Yorker
“My Barbarian has camped, queered and estranged the history of leftist politics and the institutionalization of their own practice…good naturedly playful and frequently hilarious.”
—Art in America