Don’t let the start of the week get you down – we’ve got a couple of shows for you to see plus a great Restaurant Week pick!
Now playing at the Hayden Planetarium is the new show Dark Universe, a glorious journey that takes audiences through the Milky Way and explores the mysteries of the universe.
Lucky Cheng’s is the Drag Queen Capital of the Universe!
Outrageous drag queens serve up dinner and a show featuring interactive cabaret, comedy, and karaoke at the infamous Lucky Cheng’s Restaurant. The drag staff turns up the fun as your bartenders, waitresses and performers. After a 19 year run at its downtown location, the dinner show moved on up to its new Times Square Theater District location in the fall of 2012.
See the one hour show during a delicious 3-course Asian Fusion dinner packed with flavors, textures and aromas from all of Asia. The show is included in the dinner price, but menu surcharges, drinks, tax, and gratuity are not. Expect to see several talented performers and don’t be afraid to participate in the show. Tips for the show performers are optional, but greatly appreciated. This additional gratuity can be paid in cash or by credit card when paying your check.
Plan your evening so that you can stay for our notorious drag hosted karaoke after last show. And don’t forget, the more you drink, the better you sing. Visit luckychengsnyc.com for more information.
Imagine entering a crime scene and being the one responsible for noticing and collecting every trace of evidence. The pressure is on: you know the analysis of your evidence must be scientifically sound to crack the case.
You’ve seen the hit television crime drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on CBS. Now you play the role of the investigator in a forensic science exhibit created in collaboration with the TV series and actors. CSI: The Experience is a completely immersive exhibit that invites you to enter “crime” scenes where you identify and record evidence. It takes you inside “laboratories” for scientific testing and to “autopsy” rooms for pathology analysis. Then it returns you to the “office” to build your case, based on the scientific evidence. The exhibit brings to life real scientific principles and the most advanced scientific techniques used today by crime scene investigators and forensic scientists.
From DNA and firearms analysis to forensic anthropology and toxicology, you’ll be immersed in hands-on science in an exciting multi-media environment with dazzling special effects direct from the CSI TV series. Cast members from the TV show welcome you into the exhibit from a large video monitor, lead you through the experience, and praise you for a job well done at the end. Visit CSI: The Experience, opening May 25 and running until September 2, 2013. Click here for more information.
Nintendo made a special pit stop at the 2011 LA Auto show to celebrate the launch of Mario Kart 7!
The Lounge hosts the monthly Hubba Hubba Revue burlesque show – a full stage production with musical acts, dancing and aerial artists that is not to be missed. They also have the monthly drag show, Trannyshack, which has a different theme every time and various bands perform throughout the month.
The club also hosts Bootie – the biggest mashup party in San Francisco. Trust us, there is never a dull moment at the DNA Lounge and you never known who you’ll bump into or what you’ll see. It’s an SF original.
Cover charges vary depending on the show and you can buy tickets online through their website.
Located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, the Osaka Japanese Garden was built for the 1893 World Columbian Exposition. Complete with a Phoenix Temple the gardens include a waterfall, bridge and a carefully landscaped oasis. The Gardens are located within Jackson Park which is behind the Museum of Science and Industry at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive.
Nana – 3267 S. Halsted St. – Bridgeport/Sox
Every last Saturday of the month 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (ends March 26)
Receive a free fresh-squeezed orange juice mimosa or hot chocolate if you show up to brunch in your pajamas at the Bridgeport organic restaurant.
Chicagoland Flower and Garden Show 2011 – March 5 – 13, 2011: For those of you with a green thumb (which is so not me), definitely plan on heading over to the Chicagoland Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier. The show features over 100 exhibitors offering gardening products and services as well as numerous gardening seminars.
Santa likes to have fun just like everyone else and this Christmas is no exception. Head over to the National Harbor to see Santa water-ski, his kneeboarding reindeer, flying Elves, the jet-skiing Grinch and Frosty the Snowman perform on the water. This is a Christmas show unlike any other; even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, it’s worth seeing a waterskiing show in December on the Potomac…
See New York City in a different way at the NY Holiday Train show at the New York Botanical Garden through Jan 9th. There’s a quarter-mile of track along 140 New York City landmarks including the original Yankee stadium, St. Patrick’s cathedral and even a new flight center at the JFK airport. Each structure is crafted from small dried plants! And for extra holiday spirit check out the Discovery Center for Gingerbread Adventures where you can learn about the plants that give life and spice to the season’s favorite edible people.
Does holiday stress have you feeling deranged? You’re not alone. In fact, you’ll be in good company at Texas Chainsaw Yuletide. The one man show starring comic Will Franken and his colorful characters of multiple personalities include figures like Father McJagger, who shows the children at the orphanage “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” every Christmas Eve. Texas Chainsaw Yuletide plays Fridays and Saturdays at Theater Asylum through December 18th.
Dixie’s Tupperware Party
A Tupperware party might be your grandma’s idea of a fun night out, but Dixie’s Tupperware Party will be yours. Dixie, is the fast-talking Tupperware lady who packed her catalogues and left it all to travel the country selling America’s favorite food storage device. The show took off-Broadway by storm and his now touring in Denver Dec.1- Jan 2. They’ll be plenty of jokes, heartfelt stories and audience participation. And yes, bring some cash because you can actually purchase Tupperware at this fun night out. December 1, 2010 – January 2, 2011 at Garner Galleria Theatre.
September 22 – October 17
This multimedia extravaganza is a show unlike any other. Cavalia celebrates the bond between humans and horses, virtually reinventing the equestrian arts. Created by one of the founders of Canada’s famed Cirque du Soleil, the show will be held under the White Big Top at the Pepsi Center. Enjoyed by more than 2.5 million people in the U.S., Europe and Canada, Cavalia involves more than 100 performers, including 50 magnificent horses from all over the world, riders, aerialists, acrobats and dancers as well as musicians and a vocalist.
Go Down to Mr. G’s and show off your beer pong skills in a weekly tournament. Register your team in advance at myspace.com/mrgsbeerpong or by e-mailing email@example.com
2650 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL, 33415. (561) 434-9917
Perhaps the best way to mourn the recent loss of acclaimed actor Dennis Hopper is to celebrate and acquaint ourselves with his encompassing oeuvre of work as an artist. Double Standard is the first museum show to highlight his achievements in art; his inter-disciplinary work will certainly have something for everybody. Ranging from sculpture to photography, his pieces are highly influenced by pop art, even featuring some early photos of his friend Andy Warhol.
As if there weren’t enough star power involved, renowned filmmaker/artist Julian Schnabel curates the show and it has already drawn much controversy. Whether you like it or not, this is sure to be the talk of the town.
If you’ve never celebrated the 4th of July on the beach, then Miami is the place to do it. It’s an all weekend celebration all over town, with parades, live music, fireworks, and of course, the best after-parties in the country.
During the day, Key Biscayne will be holding their annual parade, while the Homestead Sports Complex will be hosting a car show, rides, and live music all day. Once it gets dark, don’t miss the amazing fireworks show from Bayfront Park that can be seen from all over downtown.
After that, the parties continue with internationally renowned DJs, who will be playing all over town, like Erick Morillo at Liv Nightclub.
The Warner Theatre is one of Washington’s most beautiful historic venues with its crystal chandeliers and intricate, decadent interior facade. Originally built as a movie palace in the 1920’s, walking in the doors makes one nostalgic for the glory of the entertainment of last century. But once inside, the Warner Theatre is incredibly up-to-date with performances from comedians like Jimmy Fallon, musicians such as Norah Jones, Broadway shows and much more.
If you want to take the experience of Warner Theatre on another level, opt for the Grand Suite seating and view the performance in true style. Check the Warner Theatre’s website for a complete list of all the upcoming performances.
The Warner Theatre makes the experience of any entertainment performance that much more grand and special.
Not many discount ticket booths get the kind of attention that TKTS receives, like a star-studded grand opening and Jay-Z and Alicia Keys singing on its steps in their ode to New Yoooork, but this place is worth all the praise.
For years this gem of Broadway has been stuck un-glamorously under the Marriot Marquis, a hidden secret for the ticket savvy. Now, after some major construction, the new TKTS Times Square booth is open- and saying it’s better than ever is a serious understatement. It’s not in the heart of Times Square, it is Times Square. The booth, located under the can’t-miss red steps, has transformed Duffy Square into a Broadway fan and tourist photo-op heaven.
Thankfully, the generous discounts are still the same with up to half-off for same-day performances of Broadway favorites Chicago, Jersey Boys, Monty Python… you name it, TKTS still has it. But with this makeover, now you can actually find the booth and it’s clearly stated before you enter the long line what show tickets are up for grabs.
Discount tickets have never looked so good.
Yes, this is the place where everybody knows your name! Ok, maybe that’s only true on the mega-hit television show Cheers, but this Cheers is the Boston bar that started it all. Staying true as the show’s inspiration, the real Cheers offers a fully stocked bar and generous meal portions. The menu also pays homage to the cast with eNORMous Burgers, Sam’s Starters and Frasier’s Favorites.
Cheers is a Boston landmark that is as feel-good as your own neighborhood bar. Check out the website at cheersboston.com.