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LA's Must-See Events Stealing the Spotlight in April

Top Events Lighting Up Los Angeles in April 2024

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April Encore:
Must-See Events for All Ages in Los Angeles.

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Updated on Apr 23 2024 6:44am

Los Angeles Events

Get ready to immerse yourself in the cultural extravaganza of Los Angeles in April 2024, as the city hosts a spectacular lineup of events, ranging from star-studded concerts and captivating plays to family-friendly entertainment, promising an unforgettable experience for every taste.

April in Los Angeles pulses with a vibrant rhythm of cultural happenings and diverse events that cater to every taste and interest. From electrifying music concerts like KDAY Presents Krush Groove 2024 at the Kia Forum, celebrating the West Coast hip-hop legacy, to the Fifth Annual Dymally International Jazz & Arts Festival at the Dignity Health Sports Park, where jazz aficionados and art enthusiasts converge for a day of soulful melodies and captivating performances. The city's theater scene also shines with productions like "Beetlejuice" at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, offering a delightful blend of comedy and eerie charm, and "Jersey Boys" at La Mirada Theatre, chronicling the rise of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with unforgettable tunes. Los Angeles in April is a kaleidoscope of entertainment, where every corner holds the promise of discovery and delight.

Excision: Nexus Tour - Kia Forum

April 12 - 13, 2024
Excision, the pseudonym of Canadian DJ and electronic music producer Jeff Abel, has left an indelible mark on the electronic music scene since his debut in 2006. Widely recognized for his deep bass productions, Abel is not only the founder of Rottun Recordings and Subsidia Records but has also curated an annual mix series titled "Shambhala" until 2016. His creative prowess extends to the establishment of the Lost Lands music festival in 2017. Excision's live performances, notably during the Nexus Tour, are legendary for their colossal sound systems and visually stunning productions. Beyond his solo ventures, Abel founded Destroid Music, a dubstep supergroup that includes Downlink and KJ Sawka. Their performances are characterized by futuristic robot suits, intense apocalyptic sounds, and the innovative use of MIDI instruments. With a career spanning over a decade, Excision continues to push the boundaries of electronic music with his unparalleled creativity and dedication to the genre.

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Funny Girl - Ahmanson Theater

April 2 - 28, 2024
Prepare for an unforgettable theatrical experience as Ahmanson Theatre presents a spellbinding production of "Funny Girl." The stage is set for an immersive journey into the vibrant world of Fanny Brice, a remarkable character brought to life by a stellar cast amid the top-grade facilities of Ahmanson Theatre. The impending surge in demand for tickets speaks volumes about the anticipation surrounding this extraordinary musical. Fanny, portrayed with excellence despite societal expectations, captivates with her beautiful voice, quick wit, and unyielding self-belief. The narrative unfolds in the lively backdrop of New York City's Lower East Side, tracing Fanny's courageous foray into burlesque and vaudeville. The heart of the story lies in Fanny's passionate pursuit of her dreams, even as she navigates the complexities of love with Nick Arnstein, a charismatic gambler. As the plot weaves through heartfelt encounters and difficult choices, the audience is drawn into a narrative of resilience, love, and the pursuit of one's true calling. With tickets running out, securing a seat to witness this enchanting tale is not just recommended; it's a must for those seeking an exhilarating blend of drama, romance, and musical brilliance on the grand stage of Ahmanson Theatre.

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Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band - Kia Forum

New Date - April 4 & 7, 2024
The Springsteen and E Street Band 2023 Tour stands as a triumphant return for music enthusiasts, marking Bruce Springsteen's reunion with his legendary backing band after a hiatus since 2017. Launched on February 1, 2023, in Tampa, Florida, the tour has been a spectacular journey through Springsteen's iconic catalog, creating an electric atmosphere that only the E Street Band can conjure. As they traverse various cities, the tour not only captures the raw energy and soulful spirit of Springsteen's music but also serves as a testament to the enduring camaraderie and musical synergy that define the E Street Band. Fans have been treated to unforgettable performances, showcasing Springsteen's timeless hits alongside the collective brilliance of the E Street Band. With the tour set to culminate on November 22, 2024, in Vancouver, this musical odyssey reaffirms the timeless allure and impact of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on the global stage.

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Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach - Long Beach

April 19-21, 2024
Immerse yourself in the heart-pounding excitement of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, a spectacular 3-day, 2-night festival that transforms the streets of Downtown Long Beach into a high-speed racing spectacle. With an impressive gathering of approximately 190,000 fans, this iconic event showcases world-class racing featuring Indy 500 race cars, top sports cars, Formula Drift, and SUPER trucks. Beyond the metal-to-the-pedal, need-for-speed racing thrills, the Grand Prix offers a myriad of off-track experiences, including a Lifestyle Expo, Family Fun Zone, tantalizing food trucks, electrifying concerts, and a car show boasting the likes of Ferraris, Porsches, Lotus, and more. The event also provides the unique opportunity to meet racing legends during the Driver Autograph Session. Founded by Christopher Pook, the Grand Prix has evolved into a prestigious IndyCar Series race held on the downtown street circuit since 1975. As one of the longest continuously running events in IndyCar racing, the Grand Prix of Long Beach is steeped in racing history and holds a prominent place as the longest-running major street race in North America. With a legacy that includes Formula One status, this event is a must-attend for racing enthusiasts, seamlessly blending adrenaline-pumping action with a rich tapestry of motorsports heritage.

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Melissa Etheridge: The I’m Not Broken Tour - Fred Kavli Theatre

April 5, 2024
Following a triumphant Broadway residency with her critically acclaimed show, My Window at Circle in the Square Theatre, Melissa Etheridge is set to embark on the 'I'm Not Broken' Tour, offering fans another opportunity to witness her electrifying performances. Kicking off in September 2023, this three-month tour is a testament to Etheridge's enduring presence on the stage, coming just a year after her return to theater with the deeply personal My Window – A Journey Through Life. Amidst the tour's whirlwind, Etheridge also added another feather to her cap with the release of her memoir, Talking to My Angels, on September 5, debuting impressively at #9 on the New York Times Bestseller list. As a trailblazer on the American rock scene since her 1988 debut, Etheridge's upcoming tour promises an unforgettable fusion of her iconic classics and newfound reflections, solidifying her legacy as a Grammy-winning powerhouse.

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Adam Ant with The English Beat - Greek Theatre

April 27, 2024
Prepare for a nostalgic journey as early-'80s icons Adam Ant and The English Beat unite for an exhilarating US tour in 2024. Adam Ant, renowned for his influential presence in the music scene, is set to headline the ANTMUSIC 2024 Tour alongside the infectious beats of The English Beat. The tour promises an electrifying experience, featuring Adam Ant's timeless and chart-topping hits alongside his personal favorites. Fans can anticipate a dynamic performance that not only pays homage to the musical legacy of Adam Ant but also celebrates the infectious energy of The English Beat. This collaboration between two legendary acts ensures a trip down memory lane and a night filled with the pulsating rhythms that defined the early-'80s era. Get ready to relive the magic as these iconic artists come together to deliver an unforgettable live music experience.

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Grease - California Theatre Of The Performing Arts, San Bernardino

April 5 - 7, 2024
Transporting audiences back to the iconic era of 1950s Americana, Grease takes center stage at the historic California Theatre of the Performing Arts, delivering a high-energy spectacle of teenage love, rebellion, and rock 'n' roll. Set against the backdrop of Rydell High School, this timeless musical extravaganza follows the electrifying romance between head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new arrival Sandy Dumbrowski as they navigate the trials and tribulations of young love amidst the vibrant backdrop of the Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies. With unforgettable tunes like "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin'," and "You're the One That I Want," Grease captures the essence of a bygone era while captivating audiences with its infectious energy and toe-tapping melodies. As the California Theatre reverberates with the sounds of classic hits and exuberant choreography, Grease emerges as a quintessential celebration of youth, friendship, and the enduring spirit of rock 'n' roll.

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KLOS Presents The Black Crowes - Greek Theatre, Los Feliz

April 12, 2024
Prepare for a soul-stirring night of rock 'n' roll magic as The Black Crowes grace the iconic stage of the Greek Theatre. With a sound deeply rooted in Southern blues and swaggering rock, The Black Crowes are set to deliver a performance that transcends time. Hits like "Hard to Handle," with its infectious energy and Chris Robinson's soulful vocals, and the bluesy anthem "She Talks to Angels" are bound to captivate the audience, showcasing the band's enduring musical prowess. As the stars align over the enchanting Greek Theatre, fans can anticipate an evening filled with the band's signature blend of grit and grace. With the timeless allure of their chart-toppers resonating through the open-air venue, The Black Crowes promise an unforgettable night of musical transcendence under the stars. Get ready to be swept away by the soulful melodies and electrifying stage presence of a band that has left an indelible mark on the rock landscape.

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Jersey Boys - La Mirada Theatre

April 19 – May 12, 2024
Embark on a musical journey through the extraordinary rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Olivier Award-winning production, Jersey Boys. This riveting show, celebrated for its phenomenal music, compelling characters, and captivating storytelling, unravels the remarkable tale of four blue-collar kids who defy the odds to become pop-music legends. Awarded Best Musical at both the Tony Awards® and Olivier Awards®, Jersey Boys offers an intimate look behind the scenes as the quartet transforms from the streets of New Jersey into a chart-topping sensation. Audiences will be treated to electrifying performances of iconic hits such as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don’t Cry," "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You," "Dawn," and "My Eyes Adored You," all of which contributed to The Four Seasons' well-deserved induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. With a PG-13 rating, Jersey Boys promises an unforgettable evening, blending nostalgia, music, and the enduring spirit of friendship that spanned four remarkable decades.

La Mirada Theatre, 14900 La Mirada Boulevard La Mirada, CA 90638

A Flock of Seagulls and Men Without Hats - Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

April 19, 2024
Transporting music enthusiasts back to the vibrant era of the 1980s, A Flock of Seagulls and Men Without Hats stand as iconic pillars of the New Wave movement. In 1984, A Flock of Seagulls soared to fame with their mega-hit "I Ran (So Far Away)," a synth-driven anthem that captured the essence of the era. The English band continued to make waves with Top 40 hits like "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)," "Telecommunication," and "Space Age Love Song," solidifying their presence in the soundtrack of the '80s. Sharing the stage is Men Without Hats, whose infectious call to dance, "The Safety Dance," became a global sensation in 1982. With additional hits like "Pop Goes the World," Men Without Hats contributed significantly to the eclectic and dance-worthy sound of the time, making this concert a nostalgic journey for fans seeking to relive the magic of these two influential bands.

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Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul, and Mary - Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

April 27, 2024
Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, the surviving members of the iconic folk music group Peter, Paul and Mary, continue to captivate audiences with their timeless melodies and commitment to social activism at venues like the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. Emerging during the transformative 1960s in Greenwich Village, Peter, Paul and Mary transcended the conventional perception of folk music, using their harmonies and lyrics to become a vital force in addressing social, cultural, and political issues. From participating in historic events like the March on Washington and the Selma to Montgomery March to lending their voices to anti-Vietnam War rallies, the trio embodied the spirit of musical activism. Today, when Peter and Noel take the stage together, the spirit of Mary Travers is said to linger, and the audience becomes an integral part of the performance, embodying the communal essence of folk music and carrying on the legacy of Peter, Paul, and Mary.

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Beetlejuice - Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

April 16, 2024 - April 28, 2024
Prepare for a delightfully eerie and comedic experience as Beetlejuice, the ghost-with-the-most, makes its hauntingly entertaining presence known at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Originating from Tim Burton's beloved film, this hilarious musical centers around Lydia Deetz, a peculiar teenager whose life takes a supernatural turn when she encounters a recently deceased couple and a demon with a penchant for stripes. With an irreverent script, a visually stunning set, and a score that transcends the Netherworld, Beetlejuice promises to be "SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!" as declared by Variety. Beneath its uproarious surface, the show weaves a remarkably touching narrative about family, love, and the importance of seizing every Day-O! It's showtime in Orange County, and Beetlejuice is set to bring a spirited blend of laughter and heart to the stage, creating an unmissable theatrical experience for audiences of all ages.

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Little Women: The Broadway Musical - Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

April 5 - 7, 2024
"Little Women: The Broadway Musical" brings to life the beloved characters of Louisa May Alcott's American classic, immersing audiences in the heartwarming and timeless tale of the March sisters. The musical unfolds the unique journeys of Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March, each determined to forge her own path and navigate life on her own terms. Set against the backdrop of a young America finding its voice, the production captures the essence of personal discovery, heartbreak, hope, and everlasting love through a powerful and emotive score. As the narrative weaves together the adventures of the four sisters, "Little Women" becomes a complete theatrical experience, leaving the audience with a profound sense of adventure, joy, and heartache, along with a spirit lifted by the enduring themes that resonate with audiences across generations.

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Al Stewart - Saban Theatre

April 21, 2024
Al Stewart, a luminary in the legendary British folk revival of the sixties and seventies, carved a distinctive niche for himself by blending folk-rock melodies with intricately woven tales of historical characters and events. With a career spanning over four decades, Stewart's discography boasts nineteen studio albums, showcasing his evolution from "Bedsitter Images" in 1967 to "Sparks of Ancient Light" in 2008. His enduring presence is felt not only through his extensive discography but also in his relentless touring across the United States and Europe. While Stewart has delivered a myriad of impactful songs, he is particularly renowned for the platinum albums "Year of the Cat" and its follow-up, "Time Passages," the former featuring the hit single of the same name. His ability to seamlessly merge folk narratives with rock elements has solidified Al Stewart's place as a master storyteller in the musical landscape.

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Herbie Hancock - Walt Disney Concert Hall

Herbie Hancock, Creative Chair for Jazz - April 20, 2024
Experience an enchanting evening at Walt Disney Concert Hall as the legendary Herbie Hancock, our Creative Chair for Jazz, graces the stage with his boundless musical prowess. Renowned as one of the most inventive artists in the history of American music, Hancock promises a night of extraordinary innovation and freewheeling creativity. His distinctive blend of jazz and funk, coupled with a knack for pushing artistic boundaries, ensures a performance that is both thought-provoking and mind-expanding. As a galactic traveler through the realms of jazz, Hancock invites the audience to join him on a sonic journey filled with improvisation and the kind of magic that only a musical luminary of his caliber can conjure. Be prepared for an unforgettable evening as Herbie Hancock delivers a showcase of timeless brilliance at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Queensryche's Geoff Tate: Big Rock Show Hits - The Canyon

April 18, 2024
Get ready for an unforgettable night of progressive metal as multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate takes the stage on April 18, 2024, at The Canyon. Renowned for his 30-plus years as the creative force behind the progressive metal band Queensryche, Geoff Tate has led the group to sell over 20 million albums globally and perform in over fifty countries. Widely regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the genre, Tate's influence extends to numerous modern artists. Queensryche, under Tate's leadership, became internationally recognized as the thinking man’s rock band, seamlessly combining social consciousness, expertly crafted lyrics, and melodically complex music. Fire and Water, sharing the stage with esteemed acts such as The Alabama 3, Fun Lovin Criminals, Eric Martin, and Aslan, bring their own dynamic energy to the performance. Having toured extensively in Europe, spanning 20 countries, the band promises a night of high-energy music and expertly crafted lyrics. Doors open at 6 pm, with the show starting at 9:00 pm, making it a night metal enthusiasts won't want to miss.

The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Dr, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

A Chorus Line - Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center

Apr 26, 2024 - May 5, 2024
A Chorus Line, presented at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center's Norris Theatre, offers a captivating exploration of the intense competition among seventeen dancers vying for coveted spots in the chorus line of a Broadway musical. Directed and choreographed by Zach, the production takes the audience through the emotional journey of the dancers as they navigate the selection process. As each dancer shares their personal stories, the narrative unfolds with moments of discomfort, revelation, confession, and ultimately redemption. The seemingly uniform chorus gradually reveals the unique individuality of each performer. From the star Cassie, who yearns for the chance to dance, to Val, a small-town girl with a transformed big-town body, and Mike, who stepped into dance class for his sister, the characters' tales are both funny and heartbreakingly honest. Based on real stories from Broadway dancers, A Chorus Line, with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante, promises a refreshing and emotionally resonant theatrical experience.

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America's Got Talent - Pasadena Civic Auditorium

March 16 - April 6, 2024
Get ready to be a part of the excitement as NBC's America's Got Talent takes center stage at the iconic Pasadena Civic Auditorium from Saturday, March 16th, 2024, to Saturday, April 6th, 2024. This live filming of the show invites audiences to join the celebrity judges in the dazzling atmosphere of the historic venue. A rare opportunity awaits as individuals, aged 8 and above, have the chance to become part of the television audience for this primetime event. Don't miss your chance to witness the extraordinary talent and captivating performances that have become synonymous with America's Got Talent. Mark your calendars for an unforgettable experience as the show unfolds its magic at the fabulous Pasadena Civic Auditorium, promising entertainment and surprises that only AGT can deliver.

Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

KDAY Presents Krush Groove 2024 - Kia Forum, Inglewood

April 20, 2024
Get ready for an epic night of West Coast hip-hop as KDAY Presents Krush Groove 2024 descends upon the Kia Forum. Celebrating the vibrant culture and influential sounds of the region, this concert promises an electrifying lineup that will have fans on their feet from start to finish. From the legendary Ice Cube to the dynamic performances of Jay Rock, Too $hort, and Xzibit, the stage will be set on fire with iconic hits and unbeatable energy. With the addition of Cali Swag District, Mack 10, Jayo Felony, and the one and only Krush Groove, attendees are in for an unforgettable experience filled with nostalgia and new memories alike. Don't miss out on this West Coast Mecca event that promises to be a highlight of the year for hip-hop enthusiasts everywhere.

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Fifth Annual Dymally International Jazz & Arts Festival - Dignity Health Sports Park

April 27, 2024
The Fifth Annual Dymally International Jazz & Arts Festival, hosted at the vibrant Dignity Health Sports Park, promises a captivating celebration of cultural diversity and artistic expression. Presented by The Dymally Institute and Rainbow Promotions, this day-long extravaganza is a harmonious blend of jazz, soul, global music, spoken word, and a visual and performance art showcase. Set against the backdrop of the state-of-the-art sports park, the festival is a testament to the power of music and art to unite communities. Attendees can immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of creative expressions, from soulful melodies to thought-provoking spoken word performances. With an array of international talents gracing the stage, the festival is poised to deliver an unforgettable experience, creating a space where music and art converge to ignite the senses and foster cultural appreciation.

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Dignity Health Sports Park, 18400 Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA, United States, 90746
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