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The Pinnacle of Entertainment in Los Angeles this January

Must-See Events January 2024

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January 2024 Unforgettable Lineup in LA:
Los Angeles' Premier Events Set to Amaze


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Updated on Feb 24 2024 6:46am

Los Angeles Events

Embark on a cultural odyssey through the heart of Los Angeles in January 2024 as we unveil a curated list of the city's most extraordinary events, spanning concerts, live music, ballet, classical performances, plays, musicals, and comedy, promising an unparalleled tapestry of entertainment experiences.

Welcome to the vibrant cultural landscape of Los Angeles, where January 2024 promises a dazzling array of events that will captivate and inspire. As the city of stars ushers in the new year, prepare to be swept away by an eclectic mix of entertainment that transcends genres and boundaries. From electrifying concerts and soul-stirring live music performances to the graceful movements of ballet and the timeless elegance of classical music, Los Angeles is set to be a haven for art enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the world of theater with compelling plays and Broadway-style musicals that promise to transport you to other realms. If laughter is what you seek, the city's comedy scene is poised to deliver side-splitting moments that will linger in your memory. Join us on a journey through the most incredible events shaping the cultural tapestry of Los Angeles this January, as we celebrate the convergence of talent, creativity, and the magic of live performance.





MJ

December 20, 2023 - January 28 2024
Step into the mesmerizing world of Michael Jackson, one of the greatest entertainers of all time, as his unparalleled artistry takes center stage in a groundbreaking Broadway musical. MJ, the musical, delves into the behind-the-scenes magic of the 1992 Dangerous World Tour, capturing the essence of Jackson's creative genius and collaborative spirit. Crafted by the visionary duo of Tony Award®-winning Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, the production goes beyond the iconic moves and signature sound, providing a rare glimpse into the intricate workings of the creative mind that propelled Jackson into legendary status. As the curtain rises, MJ invites audiences to witness not just a performance, but a transformative journey into the heart and soul of an artist who forever changed the landscape of popular music and dance.


Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028


Eagles: The Long Goodbye Tour

January 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2024
In what marks the end of a remarkable 52-year musical journey, the Eagles, having weathered the storms of tragedy and setbacks, have announced "The Long Goodbye" as their final tour. This legendary band, known for its enduring contributions to the global music landscape, expresses gratitude to their devoted management team, unwavering road crew, and exceptional backup musicians for steadfast support throughout the years. Acknowledging the extended duration of their run, surpassing even their wildest dreams, the Eagles recognize the cyclical nature of all things and gracefully choose to close the circle. The forthcoming official farewell tour, currently in the planning stages, aims to give fans around the world a final opportunity to witness the Eagles' iconic performances. As scheduling details are unveiled, the band anticipates revisiting certain cities based on demand, ensuring that as many fans as possible can be part of this poignant farewell. While bidding their swan song, the Eagles acknowledge that the music, shaped by the love and embrace of their fans, will endure perpetually.


Kia Forum, 3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305


Jesus Christ Superstar - Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

January 19 - 21, 2024
Jesus Christ Superstar, an iconic musical phenomenon celebrating its 50th Anniversary, continues to captivate audiences worldwide with a new and mesmerizing production arriving in North America. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and directed by the acclaimed Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this rendition earned the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, accompanied by unprecedented reviews and accolades. Balancing the appeal to both theater enthusiasts and concert music fans, the production pays homage to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while introducing a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring. With award-winning music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar unfolds against the backdrop of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, seen through the eyes of Judas. Rooted in the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score features timeless tracks such as ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him,’ ‘Gethsemane,’ and ‘Superstar.’


Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Dr, Cerritos, CA 90703


Pretty Woman The Musical - Fred Kavli Theatre

January 12, 13 & 14, 2024
Embark on a theatrical journey through the glitz and glamour of Pretty Woman: The Musical, an enchanting production that enjoyed a record-breaking run on Broadway and is now captivating audiences globally. Winner of the Audience Choice Award, the musical has expanded its reach with productions in Germany and London, along with a National Tour, ensuring audiences worldwide can be swept away by the timeless tale of love. This dazzling adaptation of one of the most cherished romances of all time features an original score crafted by Grammy Award® winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, a book by the original film director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, and is brought to life with the creative vision of two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell, who handles both direction and choreography. Get ready to rediscover the magic of love as Pretty Woman: The Musical offers an irresistible blend of captivating storytelling and a soundtrack that will have you falling in love all over again.


Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362


Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet - Ahmanson Theater

January 28 - February 25, 2024
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet transforms Shakespeare’s classic tale into a mesmerizing dance spectacle, infusing the timeless narrative with a potent mix of intense passion and youthful exuberance. Constrained by a society intent on keeping them apart, the two young lovers navigate the challenges of forbidden love, bravely following their hearts and risking everything for each other. Premiering to widespread critical acclaim in 2019, this reimagining of the ageless story of teenage discovery and the tumultuous nature of first love is a testament to Bourne's masterful choreography. Returning to the New Adventures repertoire, the production showcases Bourne's signature style, with brilliant collaborations from the artistic team, including Lez Brotherston for set and costume design, Paule Constable for lighting design, and Terry Davies providing fresh orchestrations of Prokofiev's dynamic score, ensuring an unforgettable and visually stunning experience.


Ahmanson Theater, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Missing Persons - The Canyon

January 19th, 2024
Founded in 1980 in Los Angeles, Missing Persons is an iconic American rock band that quickly gained recognition for their unique sound and visual presence. The band's lineup included guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, vocalist Dale Bozzio, drummer Terry Bozzio, bassist Patrick O'Hearn, and keyboardist Chuck Wild. Their journey to success began with a signing to Capitol Records in 1982, leading to the re-release of their EP that featured the hit song "Words." The subsequent full-length album, "Spring Session M" (1982), achieved gold status and included notable tracks like "Destination Unknown" and "Walking in L.A." Missing Persons experienced widespread success in local markets, particularly in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Their visual effects-laden music videos, such as the one for "Words," garnered attention on MTV during its early days. The band's popularity reached a pinnacle when they performed at the US Festival in 1983 alongside legendary acts like David Bowie, the Pretenders, U2, and Stevie Nicks. The distinctiveness of Dale Bozzio's vocals and the band's overall aesthetic contributed to their lasting impact on the music scene of the early 1980s.


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

Tone Lōc - The Canyon

January 20, 2024
Anthony Terrell Smith, better known by his stage name Tone Lōc, is an American rapper renowned for his distinctive raspy voice and iconic hits that left an indelible mark on the hip-hop scene. Born on March 3, 1966, Tone Lōc achieved widespread acclaim with chart-topping singles like "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina." His undeniable talent earned him a Grammy Award nomination, cementing his status as a prominent figure in the rap genre. Additionally, Tone Lōc contributed to the West Coast Rap All-Stars' collaborative single "We're All in the Same Gang," showcasing his involvement in the influential hip-hop community. With a style that seamlessly blended humor, charisma, and a unique vocal delivery, Tone Lōc remains an iconic figure whose contributions continue to resonate within the rich tapestry of hip-hop history.


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


Chaka Khan - Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA

January 27, 2024
The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA is thrilled to host the legendary Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan. With a career spanning 50 years, Chaka Khan's iconic voice has left an indelible mark on pop, soul, jazz, and funk music. The celebration of her golden anniversary promises an unforgettable experience filled with surprises, commemorating her groundbreaking impact on the musical landscape. With music sales and streams exceeding 70 million, Chaka Khan has been hailed as a "one-of-a-kind, premier vocalist" by Aretha Franklin, and her influence extends to superstars like Prince, Whitney Houston, Erykah Badu, and Lizzo. Boasting 21 studio albums, 10 of which achieved Gold and Platinum certification from the RIAA, and an impressive ten #1 singles on the Billboard charts, Chaka Khan continues to reign as a musical icon and inspiration.


Luckman Fine Arts Complex, 5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90032


Randy Rainbow for President - Orpheum Theatre

January 19, 2023
Get ready for a laugh-out-loud political extravaganza as Randy Rainbow, the Emmy and GRAMMY-nominated comedian, singer, and bestselling author, hits the road with the Randy Rainbow for President Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour promises a hilarious and musically charged exploration of contemporary politics, with the kickoff in Denver, CO at the Paramount Theatre on October 11 and subsequent stops in Washington, DC; Toronto, ON; New York, NY, and more, concluding in Seattle, WA on February 3. Known for his viral video song parodies, Rainbow will bring his unique blend of humor and satire to the stage, accompanied by Broadway musicians, offering live renditions of his most popular hits. With the wit that has earned him acclaim, Randy Rainbow is set to skewer current political figures and tackle hot-button issues, delivering an unforgettable live experience filled with original songs co-written with the talents of Marc Shaiman and Alan Menken.


Orpheum Theatre, 842 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Paul Anka - Saban Theatre

January 12, 2024
Paul Anka's Seven Decades Tour stands as a testament to the legendary singer/songwriter's remarkable career, solidifying his status as one of the most successful figures in music history. Having sold over 100 million albums, Anka holds the unique distinction of being the only artist with a song on the Billboard charts for seven consecutive decades. This concert, a celebration of his prolific journey, showcases Anka's instantly recognizable hits spanning his illustrious career, including classics like "Put Your Head on My Shoulder," "Diana," "My Way," "Puppy Love," and "Lonely Boy." Anka, a force of nature and consummate showman, captivates audiences worldwide, commanding stages with his timeless repertoire and dynamic performances, consistently earning standing ovations backed by his exceptional all-star band.


Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211


Mystic Pizza - La Mirada Theatre

January 19 – Feb. 11, 2024
Step back in time to the vibrant 1980s with the West Coast premiere of "Mystic Pizza," a delightful new musical inspired by the beloved 1988 Julia Roberts rom-com. This production, as hailed by BroadwayWorld, rocks the era's music to perfection, immersing audiences in the infectious beats of the '80s and '90s. Set in a small-town pizza joint, the story revolves around three working-class girls as they navigate the intricacies of life, love, and family. The musical's score is a nostalgic journey through iconic hits like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," "Addicted to Love," "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now," and "Take My Breath Away." With a blend of heartwarming storytelling and a soundtrack that captures the essence of the times, "Mystic Pizza" promises a slice of pure entertainment that will have audiences falling in love with the magic of this bygone era all over again.


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

Charlie Wilson's Party Train - Toyota Arena

January 27, 2024
Get ready to embark on a musical journey back in time as Charlie Wilson's Party Train pulls into the Toyota Arena, promising an electrifying night of funk and soul. As the headliner, Charlie Wilson, the iconic former lead singer of The Gap Band, is set to deliver an unforgettable performance, showcasing his smooth vocals and stage charisma. Joining him on this funk-filled expedition are legendary artists such as Morris Day, The S.O.S. Band, Midnight Star, Dazz Band, and Evelyn "Champagne" King, each adding their own unique flavor to the lineup. Brace yourself for a night of non-stop dancing and a trip down memory lane as these musical maestros bring to life the timeless hits that defined an era and continue to keep the party alive.


Toyota Arena, 4000 Ontario Center, Ontario, CA 91764


81st Annual Golden Globes - The Beverly Hilton

Sunday, January 7th 2024
Save the date for the glittering 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards, scheduled to take place at The Beverly Hilton on Sunday, January 7th, 2024. As the curtain-raiser for the awards season in Los Angeles, this prestigious event, bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), promises an evening of celebration for outstanding achievements in both American and international film and television. Since its inception in 1944, the Golden Globes have stood as a beacon of excellence, with The Beverly Hilton becoming its iconic stage since 1961. Representing international journalists covering the American entertainment industry, the HFPA ensures a global perspective in honoring the artists and professionals who have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. Come January 7th, The Beverly Hilton will once again host a star-studded affair, setting the tone for the awards season with recognition of exceptional talent and creativity.

The nominees for the 81st Golden Globe Awards were unveiled, showcasing a diverse array of talent across television and film. HBO's "Succession" received a significant nod with multiple cast members earning individual acting nominations and a best drama series nomination, totaling nine nominations. Greta Gerwig's "Barbie" led the film category with an impressive nine nominations, closely followed by Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" with eight. Among the nominees were 27 first-time contenders, including Ali Wong, Chris Rock, Steven Yeun, and Trevor Noah. The anticipation for the 2024 Golden Globes is heightened, set to take place on Sunday, January 7 on CBS and Paramount+. The full list of nominees includes a mix of established stars and emerging talents, promising an exciting celebration of achievements in the world of entertainment.


The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210




29th Annual Critics Choice Awards - Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel

Sunday, January 14, 2024
Mark your calendars for the much-anticipated 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards, set to take place on Sunday, January 14, 2024. Presented by the American-Canadian Critics Choice Association (CCA), this prestigious awards show is a celebration of the finest achievements in cinematic excellence. The event follows a meticulous process involving a week-long nominating period, with the resulting nominees unveiled in December. The Critics Choice Seal of distinction adds an extra layer of recognition to new movies with high Critics Choice Ratings scores. Come January, the ceremony will reveal the winners chosen through subsequent voting, showcasing the industry's standout talents and productions. The Critics Choice Awards, formerly known as the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, not only honors excellence in cinematic achievement but also includes special awards presented at the discretion of the BFCA Board of Directors, making it a comprehensive and eagerly anticipated event in the world of film acknowledgment.


Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067




75th Primetime Emmy Awards - Peacock Theater at LA Live

Monday, January 15th, 2024
The highly anticipated 75th Primetime Emmy Awards, slated to unfold at the Peacock Theater at LA Live in Los Angeles on January 15th, 2024, will be a grand celebration of the finest achievements in television entertainment. Bestowed by the esteemed Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the Primetime Emmys stand as a testament to excellence in American primetime television programming. The event, a hallmark in the television industry, will showcase the culmination of artistic and technical merit across various categories, reflecting the diverse talents that shape the landscape of American television. With the Peacock Theater at LA Live as the backdrop, this upcoming ceremony promises to be a momentous occasion, recognizing the outstanding contributions to the engineering and technological aspects of television alongside the traditional categories, making it a comprehensive celebration of the industry's achievements.

The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards, originally scheduled to air on Fox on Sept. 18, have been postponed until January 15, 2024 due to the strikes by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA, the unions representing writers and actors, respectively.


Peacock Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Best Things to do in LA

Tournament of Roses Parade - Pasadena

January 1, 2024
Start your year with a burst of color, creativity, and timeless tradition by attending the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Since its inception in 1890, this magnificent event has been a cherished part of American culture, and witnessing it in person is an experience like no other. As the nation gathers around their television screens, you can secure your spot in the grandstand, getting up close to the meticulously crafted floats adorned with vibrant flowers and natural materials. Floatfest offers an exclusive opportunity to appreciate the intricate details that make each float a masterpiece. From colorful displays to incredible craftsmanship, the Tournament of Roses Parade is a quintessentially Los Angeles celebration that's worth adding to your bucket list. Join the festivities, welcome the new year, and become part of this cherished tradition.


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110th Rose Bowl Game - Rose Bowl

January 1, 2024
Prepare to immerse yourself in the grandeur of the 110th Rose Bowl Game, a pivotal College Football Playoff Semifinal scheduled for January 1, 2024, in the picturesque setting of Pasadena, California. This eagerly anticipated clash features the nation's top-ranked teams, promising an electrifying showdown that will undoubtedly etch its place in football history. The pre-game festivities add an extra layer of excitement, with vibrant tailgates, the regal presence of the Rose Queen and Royal Court, and more, setting the stage for a spectacle that transcends the boundaries of sports. Known as "The Granddaddy of Them All," the Rose Bowl Game stands as the inaugural postseason football game, woven into the fabric of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association's "America's New Year Celebration." Beyond the gridiron, this event encapsulates tradition, competition, and celebration, culminating in the presentation of the esteemed Leishman Trophy. As you witness the clash of collegiate titans amid the historic Rose Bowl Stadium, you'll find yourself partaking in a timeless tradition that epitomizes the passion, rivalry, and unbridled thrill of victory ingrained in American sports lore.


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