Put on your psychedelic platforms or groovy leisure suits, and treat your ears to the original disco masters in an outdoor venue that looks as if it's a pulsating disco-tastic space ship. With today's Groupon, $18 gets you one ticket to see Disco Fever 3 on September 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl ($35 value). The show features Kool & the Gang, Chic with Nile Rodgers, the Village People, and special guests Yvonne Elliman, Thelma Houston, and Maxine Nightingale. Rarely do such powerhouses of disco come together to get down and boogie in one venue, so you should go with your disco-lovin' hunnies and funky fans and get this Groupon.
Get a head start on All Hallow's Eve cosplay and horseplay with today's side deal: one VIP ticket to Halloween Eve Preview Night from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on October 30 at Marbella for $14 (a $25 value and a $3 will call fee included). Your VIP ticket gives you access to all four levels of Marbella, and given that dressing up and pretending to be something you're not is an American tradition dating back to the Spanish-American War, you can expect to enjoy killer costumes and top-quality people-watching long past the witching hour throughout the new venue.Is the “dracula” surrounded by sexy nurses? Monster Status: REAL. Only a real dracula is that charming.
Witness the U.S. World Cup team banana kick and back tackle their way through an exciting new season as they face off against teams including the New England Revolution (March 20), Seattle Sounders (July 4), and their archrivals Chivas USA (October 16). Depending on the Galaxy's ability to take names and kick grass this year, fans might see the team's "big three," comprised of the blazing Landon Donovan, superstar David Beckham, and score-savvy Juan Pablo Angel, executing a human pyramid in perfect unison. With the first option, soccer zealots can check out any one of the 17 home games of the season, and those choosing the second option can cheer, clap, and streak across the stands wearing sequined shin guards in a show of support for six separate matches.
With hands gripped to the wheels of karts capable of cresting 45 miles per hour, up to 12 racers hum around the hairpin turns and straightaways of K1 Speed's indoor track during adrenaline-spiking sprints toward the podium. This brand of excitement can be found at all 15 locations, where racers eschew the fumes and inflammatory skywriting of gas kart exhaust for European, eco-friendly electric karts designed to instantly accelerate out of curves, which are bordered by safety barriers that absorb impacts. To keep everyone in the chase, dialed-down junior karts (available at select locations) safely carry tiny drivers between the height of 48" and 58".
Before guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen marks her historic Pasadena Symphony debut with a program that features Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, Grammy award-winning violinist James Ehnes showers the crowd with pulled and stuttered notes in a virtuosic performance of Korngold’s Violin Concerto. Having performed in more than 30 countries and appeared with some of the world’s most renowned orchestras, Ehnes tugs sonic rainbows from his stringed companion in a solo work that earned him Grammy, Juno, and Western Canadian Music awards. Captive audiences seated in Section B will have precious little time to slingshot their rose bouquets onto the stage before Mei-Ann Chen claims her place as the first woman to conduct the Pasadena Symphony’s assemblage of gifted musicians from the motion-picture industry.
Kinetic Theory helps aspiring clowns, acrobats, and plate spinners learn the dangling ropes of circus showmanship with its performance-training program. Led by veteran performers including Cirque du Soleil alums and professionally trained aerialists, the intro to circus arts course incorporates elements of aerial arts, acrobatics, physical training, and basic object skills such as clown-car repair to provide a well-rounded primer on big-top performance. Classes are kept small so students can focus on learning essential skills necessary for safe tumbling and performance, while also improving fitness with a dynamic workout. Kinetic Theory's spacious studio features sturdy safety mats beneath a variety of ropes, silk drapes, and trapezes that provide the playful nostalgia of a playground without the muckraking toddler politics. Introductory classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons for adults, while youth sessions take place Thursday afternoons for children as young as 6 years old.