The new year is upon us, and it’s time for new experiences and new adventures. The shows we’ve gathered in the list below will introduce you to new cultures, sights, and sounds or revolutionize your old favorites, spinning them in a new and delightful way. From music to parades and unbelievable performances, there’s a little something for everyone. So, if you’re looking to get out and broaden your world a bit this year, or just create new memories with those you love most, you can’t go wrong with any of these amazing performances and events coming to Los Angeles this month!
The Piano Guys
The Piano Guys have revolutionized the world of instrumental music. Most people think of instrumental music and their minds fill with thoughts of classical songs or holiday ballads, but The Piano Guys have turned the genre into a contemporary sensation (though they do Christmas music extremely well too). Music is their passion, and they started the group out of a true love for creating. They began their amazing adventure by uploading weekly videos to YouTube several years ago, transforming popular favorites with pianos and cellos. Since 2010 their popularity has grown tremendously, as has their fanbase. While you may know the songs they play, you’ll swear you’re hearing them for the first time when you hear the Piano Guys play. Their editions are pure magic and evoke a wide range of emotions in their listeners. And they’re even more hauntingly beautiful live. The group is made up of close friends, and their bond and passion for their music is clear to see as they interact together on stage. Watching them live gives you a better sense of who they are and how much this experience means to them. They genuinely put on a fun show! So, if you want to hear some of you all-time favorite songs in a new and enchanting way, this show is a must see!
Hollywood Pantages Theatre
Step into the magical world of the beloved Disney favorite, and watch as your favorite characters come to life before your eyes. You might have seen the movie several times, but this performance, featuring amazing costumes and new songs that will surely get stuck in your head, will be an entirely new and sensational experience. Not to fret though, your faves from the film, including “Let it Go” will be featured as well. This enchanting presentation is an entirely new way to immerse yourself in a world of magic, sisterly bonds that can’t be broken, and characters that have hugs so warm they’ll melt your heart. So, before the second Frozen movie releases, relive the beauty and magic of the first in a brand new way. Whether you’re a fan of Anna’s sweetness, Elsa’s fierce and strong will, or Olaf’s adorable demeanor you’re sure to enjoy this amazing show.
Reggae Fest La Grammy Weekend
The Belasco Theater
Are you a fan of music that gets moves your soul and your body? Do you like the idea of dancing the night away? Then this event is perfect for you. Come and let loose, take your hair down, and enjoy a night of pure fun and entertainment. During Grammy weekend, the biggest dance party in NYC is headed straight to Los Angeles. So, while you may be on different coasts, you’ll get the chance to party like you’re in NYC, and experience reggae like never before. Grab a cup of coffee and wear comfortable shoes because, just as NY is the city that never sleeps, neither will you. The event starts at nine o’clock PM and lasts until four AM the following morning, allowing you the chance to dance straight through the witching hour. But who needs sleep when you can move your body to the beautiful mix of rhythm and blues, jazz, African, and Latin American music that is Reggae? As the music plays, let your day-to-day cares fall away, embrace the moment, and dance like no one is watching. So, if you’ve had a stressful week and need a break, or you just really like music and dancing, come out and enjoy a night of fun, music, laughter, and dance!
Golden Dragon Parade
If you’re a fan of parades, this one is not to be missed! The Golden Dragon Parade has been marching down the streets for over one-hundred years, and the tradition continues with the new year. Thousands of individuals line up every year to see the wonder and beauty that fills the streets during this truly incredible event. It has become the premier cultural event in the Southern California Asian-American Community, and it’s a delight to experience. The parade is made up of almost two dozen floats, multiple marching bands, government officials, various dignitaries, entertainers, local business leaders, and cultural groups. It’s a treat for the eyes and gives you a chance to celebrate your culture or learn about a new one, which is always fun. The parade puts great emphasis on celebrating ethnic diversity and shines a light on Chinese-American businesses. So, grab your friends and family and come to experience this amazing tradition.
Cirque Du Soleil Volta
Cirque Du Soleil does it again! Time after time they create visually stunning shows that wow and entrance us. Volta is no different. This visually stunning show is pure contemporary energy that celebrates freedom and the ultimate achievement. During the show, you’ll experience the thrill of live acrobatics, visually dazzling sets, unicycles, and shape diving performances. The story told during this performance is about the journey of finding yourself and unveiling your personal powers. It’s enlightening, empowering, and a spectacular show that you don’t want to miss. Cirque performers are the best of the best and seeing them live only enhances the thrill and excitement. With amazing music, sensational costumes, and characters you can relate to, Volta will transport you to a world filled with beauty and power. It’s an experience you aren’t sure to forget. So, don’t miss this amazing tour as it comes through Los Angeles!