The Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q makes a stop at the Orange County Performing Arts Center for a 12-day run. The story behind Avenue Q is a familiar one: Youthful dreams of making it big in New York City with a tiny bank account. In the opening act, we’re immediately introduced to an apartment-hunting college grad named Princeton. He contemplates life, his direction, his purpose—and then breaks into a musical number titled “What Do You Do With a BA in English?” But it’s the way the story is told that’s truly notable: Puppets. Irreverent, sassy puppets with names such as Mrs. Thistletwat and Lucy the Slut. The show was meant to be an obvious homage to PBS’ long-running children’s program Sesame Street, with a few more topics thrown in: homosexuality (see: “If You Were Gay”), racism (“Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist”) and pornography (“The Internet Is for Porn”). Brought to you by N, C and the number 17. Avenue Q runs through April 12, use promotion code 8779 for 25% off select performances. See ocpac.org for more info.
Elton John and Billy Joel dropped by the Honda Center on 3/30 for night two of their Face 2 Face concert here in Orange County. Sir Elton and Billy played nothing but the hits, much to the delight of the sold-out crowd.
There's nothing better than rabid Smiths fans and there's also nothing better than rabid Smiths fans that will even go nuts at a Smiths cover band's show. Hence: The Sweet and Tender Hooligans. The popular Smiths cover band and their Moz look-a-like lead crooner played Detroit Bar on 3/28 along...
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The Los Feliz-based Airborne Toxic Event dropped by the Glass House in Pomona on the night of 3/26. The Airborne Toxic Event is currently on a tour of the United States and will next play in the area on day one of Coachella.
It's flawless nail color that doesn't chip, smell, damage, smudge or require any drying time. Peek through this gallery of Orange County's only manicurist that offers the innovative new Minx manicure, Kathy "Kat" McMahon of Salon Synergy. For more info and how to contact McMahon, please see...
We know -- you're excited about The Dark Knight Rises. And The Avengers. And The Hunger Games. So are we. We're also excited about a lot of other movies whose marketing campaigns have not inundated us with white noise (yet). Allow us to suggest a few more films to put on your 2012 watch list....