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Thursday, May 18, 2017
DOUBLECHECK WITH CONTACTS: The Hollywood News Calendar checks constantly to assure the
accuracy of this schedule. Changes without notice sometimes occur. Check with the listed contact before
covering to avoid cancelled events.
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termination of the service.
SPECIAL SECTIONS: "Credential Deadlines" for your major event planning needs.
THURSDAY, MAY 18
Birthdays: Violett Beane [1996], Chow Yun-Fat [1955], Tina Fey [1970], Reggie Jackson [1946], Jack
Johnson [1975], Bill Macy [1922], Robert Morse [1931], Felicia Pearson [1980], George Strait [1952],
Rick Wakeman [1949]. [Frank Capra, 1897; Meredith Wilson, 1902; Perry Como, 1912; Pope John Paul II,
1920; Pernell Roberts, 1930; Andreas Katsulas, 1946.] [Mount St. Helens erupts, 1980.]
Press Day: HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS [National Geographic
Documentary Filma], Co-directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and best-selling author
Sebastian Junger and Emmy-winning producer Nick Quested. Contact: MPRM Communications, 5055
Wilshire Blvd. # 840, Los Angeles. To request your participation in either press day and/or request a
screening link, please email Sara Tehrani at MPRM stehrani@mprm.com
8:30 a.m. - In court: Marion "Suge" Knight. Pre-trial hearing. He is charged with murder, attempted
murder, and hit-and-run charges filed after the incident outside a Compton burger stand in January. Court
Case # TA136401. Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Department 101, 210 W. Temple St.,
Los Angeles. Contact: District Attorney's Media Relations Division (213) 9743525 Media@da.lacounty.gov
5:00 p.m. - Film premiere: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES [Disney].
Celebrities expected: From the Film: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey
Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Martin Klebba, Alexander Scheer, Lewis
McGowan, Adam Brown, Stephen Lopez, Ben O'Toole; Jerry Bruckheimer (producer), Joachim Rønning,
Espen Sandberg (directors), Chad Oman, Mike Stenson, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Brigham Taylor (executive
producers), Jeff Nathanson, Terry Rossio (writers), Geoff Zanelli (composer) plus Special Guests: Harry
Hamlin, Lisa Rinna, Mario Lopez, Kevin Pollak, Ty Simpkins, Chris Kattan, Nancy Kerrigan, Witney
Carson, Lindsay Arnold, Gleb Savchenko, Bonner Bolton, Sharna Burgess, Marsai Martin, Miles Brown,
Ted Elliott, Jon Voight, Lindsey Vonn, Alison Sweeney, Tori Spelling, Elisabeth Röhm, Adrian Pasdar,
Natalie Maines, David Oyelowo, Omar Miller, Chris Meloni, Zach McGowan, Chi McBride, Gilles Marini,
Wes Johnson, Emile Hirsch, Peri Gilpin, Terry Crews, Amy Brenneman, Tichina Arnold, Bryce Gheisar,
Brandon Severs, Cody Veith. 5:00 press check in; 6:00 red carpet; 7:00 screening. DOLBY THEATRE,
Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Contact: [Domestic, Broadcast, Print, Online]
WDS.Events.RSVP@disney.com / [International] wdsmpi.publicity.rsvp@disney.com / [Photographers]
WDS.PhotoRSVP@disney.com
5:00 p.m. - Heal The Bay's Bring Back The Beach 2017 Annual Awards Gala, honoring KTLA and Sharon
Lawrence. Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. Contact: Matthew King, Communications Director
mking@healthebay.org
* 5:30 p.m. - Federico Pignatelli of the Art & Fashion Group and Pier 59 Studios invites you to attend
the opening of its newest location: Industry Model Mgmt LA, at Industry's new LA offices: 469 S.
Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills. Contact: Caitlin Shockley caitlin@thecreativenyc.com

5:45 p.m. - For Your Consideration event for TBS "Search Party." Celebrities expected: Cast and creators:
Alia Shawkat, John Early, Meredith Hagner, John Reynolds, Brandon Micheal Hall, Sarah-Violet Bliss,
Charles Rogers and Lilly Burns. 5:45 press check in; 6:30 talent arrivals. Saban Media Center at the
Television Academy Wolf Theater, 5210 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Contact: Molly Kukla
molly.kukla@bwr-pr.com
6:00 p.m. - The Paley Center for Media will present a special premiere screening and panel with the cast of
the new ABC musical event special, DIRTY DANCING. The event will feature the star-studded cast with
an advance screening ahead of the ABC Television Network TV premiere on May 24. Celebrities expected:
Abigail Breslin, "Frances 'Baby' Houseman", Bruce Greenwood, "Dr. Jake Houseman", Nicole
Scherzinger, "Penny Garcia", Colt Prattes, "Johnny Castle", Katey Sagal, "Vivian Pressman", and
Moderator: George Pennacchio, Entertainment Reporter, ABC7 Eyewitness News. 6:00 media check in for
screening; 6:30 screening; 7:00 media check in for red carpet; 7:30 red carpet arrivals; 8:55 panel. The
Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. Contact: Megan Levy (323) 965-1990
mlevy@lippingroup.com
6:00 p.m. - Benefit: Uplift Family Services celebrates Hollygrove's 6th Annual Norma Jean Gala, presented
by Houlihan Lokey. Honorees Golden Globe-winning actor Matt Bomer and Simon Halls, a founder and
partner at SLATE PR will receive the Ambassador of Children Award. Expected celebrity attendees Busy
Philipps, Colin Hanks, Peter Weller, Ike Barinholtz, Janie Bryant, Christopher Gorham, and many others.
The W Hotel Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood. Contact: Kathleen Felesina (323) 7967142 kathleen.felesina@upliftfs.org
6:00 p.m. - Kristen Hancher's Big 18th Birthday Bash and red carpet event. Social Media star Kristen
Hancher celebrates her 18th birthday with an evening of music and dancing. Celebrities expected: Ricky
Garcia, Logan Paul, Wilking Sisters, Raegan Beast, Carson Leuders, Hayden Summerall, Dylan
Summerall, Aedin Mincks, Sarah Kay Jolly, Ciara Wilson, Saige Ryan, Austin Mincks, Justin Tinuccci,
Allisyn Ashley Arm, Dylan Riley Snyder, Colton Shiners, Ava Cantrell, Aaliyah Rose, Lela Brown, Kelea
Skelton, Savannah Liles, Laci Kay, stars of Dance Moms and many more celebrities and Social Media
Influencers attending. Bootsy Bellows, 9229 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood. Contact: Loryn Campbell
inspiredprservices@gmail.com
6:30 p.m. - Malibu Guitar Festival Opening Night Fundraiser Evening includes dinner, Silent Auction and
special live performances and an All Star Jam to be announced. The event benefits Emily Shane
Foundation, TheraSurf and Karl LaDue Wodakota Foundation. CASA ESCOBAR, 22969 Pacific Coast
Highway, Malibu. Contact: Karen Sundell (310) 854-8167 ksundell@rogersandcowan.com / Lori
Lousararian-Hakola (310) 854-8104 llousararian@rogersandcowan.com / Brittany Bell (310) 854-8196
bbell@rogersandcowan.com
6:30 p.m. - Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Awards Night. Celebrities expected: Nic Novicki- Film
Challenge Founder (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos), Rhys Coiro (Entourage, 24), Geri Jewell
(Deadwood, Facts of Life), Mark Povinelli (Water For Elephants, Mirror Mirror), Paul Rae (True Grit,
Brockmire), Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite), Milana Vayntrub (This is Us), Danny Woodburn
(Seinfeld, Watchmen), Kurt Yaeger (Sons of Anarchy, NCIS: Los Angeles), Easterseals execs and others.
Ahrya Fine Arts Theater, 8556 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills. Contact: Shelley Ginsburg, Easterseals
Southern California (310) 745-9501 shelley.ginsburg@essc.org
7:00 p.m. - SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations; 90-minute Career Retrospective with Carl
Weathers. Moderated by Caroline O'Connor. Contact: Caroline O'Connor (323) 5496604 webmaster@sagfoundation.org
7:30 p.m. - Book Soup presents: Whiskey distiller Troy Ball, in conversation with Chris Martin, discussing
and signing PURE HEART: A SPIRITED TALE OF GRACE, GRIT, AND WHISKEY AND KISS OF
GOD [Dey Street Books] by Marshall Ball. Pure Heart is a charming story of a woman who set out to find
a purpose in the most unexpected of places, and ended up finding happiness, contentment, and a
community of love and respect. The public first noticed Marshall Ball, a handicapped, nonverbal, child

prodigy writer and thinker, in 1999 when he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. His meserizing
thoughts and words touched millions and have continued to inspire many, including Chris Martin of
Coldplay. A book signing with Troy Ball will follow the talk. Beverly Hills Public Library, 444 N. Rexford
Drive, Beverly Hills. Contact: Book Soup (310) 659-3110.
8:00 p.m. - Play opening; Broadway hit JERSEY BOYS, directed by Des McAnuff. Mark Ballas will
reprise his hit Broadway performance as Frankie Valli for the Los Angeles engagement of the tour. Ballas,
known for his Emmy nominated work on "Dancing with the Stars," made his Broadway debut in the role
last fall. Critically acclaimed 'Frankie veterans' Aaron De Jesus and Miguel Jarquin-Moreland will play
Frankie Valli at certain performances during the week. The cast of "Jersey Boys" will also feature Matthew
Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Keith Hines (Nick Massi) and Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) as The Four Seasons,
with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. Ahmanson Theatre, Music Center of Los Angeles County, 135
N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Contact: Phyllis Moberly, Center Theatre Group (213) 972-7376
pmoberly@ctgla.org
FRIDAY, MAY 19
Birthdays: Jason Gray-Stanford [1970], David Hartman [1935], Grace Jones [1952], Nancy Kwan [1939],
Jim Lehrer [1934], Peter Mayhew [1944], Pete Townsend [1945]. [Malcolm X, 1925; Nora Ephron, 1941;
Joey Ramone, 1952.]
2:00 p.m. - WhedonCon, intimate fan convention celebrating the works of Joss Whedon and family: Buffy,
Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible, Agents of SHIELD, Dollhouse, Avengers and more all while raising money
for charity. This year in memory of Ron Glass (Firefly, Serenity, Barney Miller) Fandom Charities will be
raising funds for the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center, a youth center that was dear to his heart. Celebrities
expected: Guest of Honor Emmy Award-winning Writer/Producer David Fury (Buffy, Angel, Lost, 24,
Fringe); Marvel's Daredevil TV series season 1 and Dark Horse Comics' Buffy the Vampire Slayer and
Angel & Faith writer Christos Gage; Emmy-nominated Producer/Showrunner, Writer and Director Tim
Minear (Dollhouse, Angel, Firefly, American Horror Story); Buffy's Nicholas Brendon; Miracle Laurie
(Dollhouse); Stunt Coordinator, Stuntman Director and Actor Jeff Pruitt (Buffy); Sophia Crawford (Buffy);
Harry Groener (Buffy); James Leary (Buffy); Camden Toy (Buffy, Angel); Andrew Ferchland (Buffy);
actor and stuntman Damion Poitier (Angel, Dollhouse, Firefly); Farscape's Gigi Edgley; and Actor, stunt
coordinator Steve Tartalia (Buffy, Angel).Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills, 21850 Oxnard St,
Woodland Hills. Contact: info@whedoncon.com
3:30 p.m. - Los Angeles Press Club Happy Hour Reception; Seth Meyers [Late Night With Seth Meyers]
will sit down for a conversation with Press Club President Robert Kovacik, Anchor/Reporter at NBC4
Southern California directly following the reception. Los Angeles Press Club at the Steve Allen Theater,
4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Contact: Los Angeles Press Club info@lapressclub.org
* 4:00 p.m. - World Premiere of the new SHOWTIME Limited-Event Series TWIN PEAKS. 4:00 Press
Check-In. 4:45 Talent Arrivals. The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles. All crew
names are REQUIRED in advance or else you will not be allowed on site. Contact: Molly Kukla, B|W|R
Public Relations on-site cell: (239) 404-3413 molly.kukla@bwr-pr.com
6:00 p.m. - Tiger Jam kicks off with Tiger's Poker Night. Join emcee Phil Hellmuth, Poker Pros Daniel
Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, and Maria Ho along with WPT's Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patten & Lynn
Gilmartin. MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. Contact: info@tigerwoodsfoundation.com
7:00 p.m. - Malibu Guitar Festival Hot Licks Night. Performances by Steve Vai, Zepparella, Gretchen
Menn, Lari Basilio, Nik West, Hollis Brown, The Band Steele, Dankrupt, Carothers Brothers, Karma
Dealers. CASA ESCOBAR, 22969 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Contact: Karen Sundell (310) 8548167 ksundell@rogersandcowan.com / Lori Lousararian-Hakola (310) 854-8104
llousararian@rogersandcowan.com / Brittany Bell (310) 854-8196 bbell@rogersandcowan.com

7:00 p.m. - Screening; Los Angeles Digital Launch of BAFTA-nominated BBC hit British TV
Show "People Just Do Nothing" from Executive Ash Atalla (The Office, Cuckoo, The IT Crowd), this
British spoof reality TV show is quickly building a worldwide audience. The series is being released on
Digital Format 05/23 via Fabulous Films & Shout Factory. The show is airing on Netflix & Viceland TV in
North America. The mockumentary follows the highs and lows of one of West London's most talked about
pirate radio stations Kurupt FM. Show creators Hugo Chegwin, Allan Mustafa and Steve Stamp join to
discuss the show followed by a special Noir Nights afterparty with "Kurupt FM". Screening, Q&A and an
After-Party on the terrace till late, where the cast will be DJing/ MC-ing. Neuehouse Hollywood, 6121
Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Contact: Kate Taylor Kate@12monthsofsummer.co.uk
7:00 p.m. - The official kickoff event to Long Beach Pride Weekend, the Pride Rally. This year's event will
be hosted by Scott Nevins from Bravo TV's hit show "The People's Couch". In addition, two DJ Super
Producers will be joining forces, Grammy nominated DJ Chris Cox (52 Billboard Dance #1's) and Grammy
Award Winning DJ Lee Dagger from Bimbo Jones (75 Dance #1's internationally) will handle the
entertainment in an exclusive performance, both sharing the stage and mixing together.The Promenade,
between Broadway and 3rd Street in the heart of Downtown Long Beach. Contact: Stuart Takehara (562)
277-1267 Stuart@PrideRally.com
7:00 p.m. - Play opening; BOOTLEG THEATER presents the Los Angeles premiere (second half of a
rolling world premiere) of I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly and directed by Jessica
Hanna (as part of the Hope & Optimism Initiative's "Hope On Stage" playwriting prize project. Two
families form an unlikely connection, and struggle to understand the politics and poetics of organ donationand they dare to hope that pieces of us can live on after great tragedy. Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd.,
Los Angeles. Contact: David Elzer (818) 508-1754 davidelzer@me.com
7:30 p.m. - Film Independent at LACMA screening: BREAKABLE YOU with a conversation with director
Andrew Wagner. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Leo S. Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los
Angeles. Contact: Alia Quart Khan, Film Independent (310) 432-1287 aqkhan@filmindependent.org /
Ryan Collins, Ginsberg/Libby (323) 645-6800 ryan.collins@ginsberglibby.com
8:00 p.m. - In comedy concert; Orny Adams. The Ice House, 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. Contact: Mary
Tosney-Spandle (626) 459-4053 mary@icehousecomedy.com
* 9:00 p.m. - Ike Turner Jr. and Sweet Randi Love perform live with Rick Whitfield and Band, launching
a world wide search for The New Ikettes. Celebrity guest: The Chamber Brothers. 4420 West Lakeside
Blvd., Burbank. Contact: "Lady B" Beatruce Fakhrian busynewworld@yahoo.com
SATURDAY, MAY 20
Birthdays: Danny Aiello [1933], Ted Allen [1965], John Billingsley [1960], Sierra Boggess [1982], Busta
Rhymes (Trevor George Smith Jr.) [1972], Cher [1946], Mindy Cohn [1966], Jack Gleeson [1992], Tony
Goldwyn [1960], David Hedison [1927], Tim Olyphant [1968], Bronson Pinchot [1959], Rachel Platten
[1981], Ron Reagan Jr. [1958]. [James Stewart, 1908; Joe Cocker, 1944.] [Charles Lindbergh becomes the
first man to cross the Atlantic solo, 1927; Amelia Earhart the first woman to do the same, 1932.]
* 10:00 a.m. - 34th Aannual California Strawberry Festival. More than 1.5 million strawberries to be
consumed. The popular pie eating contest and tart toss are the essence of goo and good fun. Newly
expanded Festival grounds feature 50 food booths, live concerts on two stages, 200 arts & crafts, celebrity
chef demonstrations, rides and attractions in Strawberryland for Kids, strawberry nachos, deep fried
strawberries, strawberry pizza, strawberry beer and more! *Friday 5/19 sneak preview opportunities for set
up beginning at 10:00. Festival continues Sunday. Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 South Rose
Avenue, Oxnard. Contact: [RSVP REQUIRED] Lisa Carey Public Relations (818) 889-1085 Cellular on
site (818) 424-3676 lisa@lisacareypr.com
11:00 a.m. - LitFest Pasadena, the city and Southland's free literary arts festival, celebrates its sixth year
with a weekend of events, authors' panels and readings. LitFest Pasadena is presented by Light Bringer

Project and Literature for Life. Renowned food critic Jonathan Gold will lead a panel exploring The Legacy
of Julia Child, Pasadena's own legendary chef, writer and television celebrity. This event is also cosponsored by the L.A. Times Food Bowl. Gary Phillips will moderate Sunshine Noir, a panel of crime and
mystery writers who will unearth a trove of crime, danger, mystery death and, even evil, in the land of
sunshine, surf and optimism. Sci-Fest L.A. joins LitFest this year, treating audiences to dramatic readings
of the works of finalists competing for the Roswell Award which will be presented live and in-person. A
Tomorrow Prize will also be presented to outstanding emerging writers of our L.A. County high schools.
Award-winning author and journalist, Jean Guerrero, will discuss her experiences reporting out of hostile
environments in Latin America, with panel Conflict Zone Reporting For Young Female Journalists. FusionHa!: Manga Influences on American Comic Books Hear all about it from our expert panelists as they
discuss the impact manga and anime have had on comics and culture. Guests panelists from Nickelodeon's
show Avatar the Last Airbender, to Marvel and DC's manga-influenced artists Babs Tarr (Batgirl), Annie
Wu (Black Canary), and Kris Anka (Captain Marvel). LitFest will unfold again on the sidewalks and in the
storefronts, corridors and unique venues of the highly walkable Playhouse District. Vroman's Bookstore
and the Pasadena Playhouse will serve as anchor points. Contact: Patricia Hurley (626) 590-1134
hurleypanne@yahoo.com / author spokesperson Jervey Tervalon (626) 827-5491
jerveytervalon@yahoo.com
11:00 a.m. - Poker benefit; PLAYING FOR GOOD to benefit the Geffen Playhouse and Determined To
Succeed, hosted by Jerry Greenberg, Bruce Stern and Hank Azaria. Private residence. Contact: Jamie
Mikelich (310) 208-6500 ext. 128 jamiem@geffenplayhouse.org
11:00 a.m. - Lights out Tour. Come out and Meet some of your favorite social media influencers and
performers. Nathan Davis Jr., Maxso, Jack Hess, Casandra Ashe, Calista Quinn, Talin Silva and more.
Undercurrent Collective, 417 E. 15th Street, Los Angeles. Contact: [talent] talent@hollerevents.com
11:45 a.m. - 20th Annual Doheny Blues Festival. The festival includes headliner Joe Walsh, Jason
Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience and Robin Trower on Saturday, and Melissa Etheridge, Chris Isaak,
Mavis Staples and Moreland & Arbuckle on Sunday. Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor
Drive Dana Point. Contact: (949) 360-7800 info@omegaevents.com / [Joe Walsh] Elizabeth
Freund elizabeth@beautifuldaymedia.com
12:00 noon - THE MUMMY Day; Universal Pictures launches the upcoming action-adventure. Audiences
of all ages are invited to visit the enormous 75-foot, 7-ton sarcophagus, which will be revealed at
the Hollywood & Highland gateway in Los Angeles. As well, THE MUMMY star Tom Cruise will be
joined on stage by his fellow co-stars and director Alex Kurtzman to invite participants to enjoy THE
MUMMY VR Zero Gravity Stunt Experience and THE MUMMY Escape Game at the complex. The
announcement was made today by Nick Carpou, President of Distribution, Universal. THE MUMMY
arrives in theaters, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D on June 9. Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd.,
Hollywood. Contact: [Television] Tara Martino (818) 777-1414 / [Photographers] Bette Einbinder (818)
777-3226 / [Digital Media] Gianluca Lignola (818) 777-4758 / [Print] Jen Chamberlain (818) 777-3694.
2:00 p.m. - "Skyline: Art, Music, Food" event to reopen the recently remodeled Los Angeles State Historic
Park, by Radio Hill, KCRW, The Well, Space Yacht, and DoLA. Skyline will reintroduce a metropolitan
music experience to the bustling Chinatown community, highlighting a new generation of influential artists
from a wide array of electronic genres. Acts scheduled to perform include Miike Snow, Duke Dumont,
Lido, Eden, Michl, Elohim, and Jason Bentley. Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring Street, Los
Angeles. Contact: Joe Schneider jschneider@rogersandcowan.com / Caroline Stegner
cstegner@rogersandcowan.com / Brian Giglio bgiglio@rogersandcowan.com / PR@RadioHillEvents.com
3:00 p.m. - EP Release "Yung Beginnings" by ZMNY with special performances by Lil Romeo (My Baby),
Zay Hilfiger (JuJu on the Beat), Devenity Perkins (Billboard Cover), Matt Martinez (Kidz Bop), Jovan
Armand (The Middle, Bella & the Bulldogs), Laci Kay (Award winning singer/songwriter), Faithy J
(Author of "It's Never Too Early to Start), Jeremiah Perkins (Now What!). Contact: [RSVP]
zmnyep@gmail.com / [Media] VarleneMedia@gmail.com

* 5:00 p.m. - Howard University Alumni Club of Los Angeles County (HUAC-LAC) host the LA Bison
Honors Scholarship Dinner. A scholarship fundraiser that highlights top Howard University alumni in the
region, across various industries. Honorees: Choreographer Debbie Allen; Senator Kamala Harris; CBS
EVP of Entertainment Diversity, Tiffany Smith-Anoai'; and more. Attire: Black Tie Formal. 5:00 Red
Carpet; 7:00 Program. Museum of African-American Art, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, Macy's 3rd Floor, 4005
Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles. Contact: [press and talent] Ekon Image PR ekonimage@gmail.com
5:30 p.m. - Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Celebrities expected: Matthew
Broderick, Tyne Daly, Louis Gossett Jr., Thomas Sadoski, Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Hudson, René
Auberjonois, Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Anthony Crivello, Culture Clash, Merle Dandridge, Tim Dang,
Keith David, Shaila Essley, Davis Gaines, Harry Groener, Clint Holmes, David Henry Hwang, Gregory
Itzin, Dale Kristien, Doug LaBrecque, Tzi Ma, Alan Mandell, Dakin Matthews, Christina Saffran,
Benjamin Schrader, Shoshannah Stern, Lisa Vroman, Ed Waterstreet, Aryana Williams, Annette Bening,
Sir Matthew Bourne, Alfred Molina, Edward James Olmos and Phylicia Rashad are set to take the stage for
the one-night-only production from writer, director and producer Robert Egan. 5:30 VIP cocktail reception;
7:00, 50th anniversary show at the Ahmanson Theatre, Music Center of Los Angeles County, 135 N. Grand
Ave., Los Angeles. 8:30, Celebration Dinnerin Grand Park featuring some of the most exciting chefs in Los
Angeles: Joachim Splichal, Andreas Roller, and Frania Mendivil from Patina Restaurant Group. With guest
chefs Vartan Abgaryan (71Above); Josiah Citrin (Melisse); Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish); and Bruce
Kalman (Union). Contact: Savannah Barker sbarker@ctgla.org
5:30 p.m. - Street Food Cinema screening/movie event: ALADDIN. With Scott Weinger (the voice
of "Aladdin"), who will take part in a Q&A for "Aladdin" - celebrating the film's 25th Anniversary.
Moderator is Emcee Kurt Long (Johnny Nimbus on Disney's "Liv & Maddie"). 5:30 - Doors; 6:30 - Band;
8:30 - Movie. Griffith Park, Park Center, 4670 Crystal Springs Dr. Los
Angeles. Contact: annie@cinematicred.com
5:30 p.m. - SHARE presents its 64th annual BOOMTOWN Gala, "Let's Dance." The evening honors
inspirational dance philanthropist and founder of the USC Glorya Kaufman International Dance
Center, Glorya Kaufman. Legendary recording artists, The 5th Dimension, featuring original member and
lead vocalist, Florence LaRue, will headline the always star-filled evening of entertainment.
Actor/ventriloquist Jay Johnson, MC's. Vocalist Lorena Peril will perform. Other celebrities expected:
Nigel Lythgoe, Loni Anderson, Michele Lee, Beverly Sassoon, Norm Crosby, Patricia "Pat" Crowley,
former Governor Gray Davis, Ginny Mancini, Joanna Carson, Andy Friendly, Neile Adams McQueen,
David Niven, Jr., Corinna Tsopei Fields, Joe Tremaine, Anita Mann (Award Winning Choreographer),
Gary Smith (Emmy Award Winning Producer), Joan Kardashian (Chairman of the Board) and many others.
5:30 press check in; 6:00 red carpet. Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Contact: Katy
Sweet & Associates (310) 479-2333 katy@katysweetpr.com
6:00 p.m. - Tommy The Clown Academy 25 Year Anniversary. Tommy The Clown has achieved 25 years
of making a positive impact in the Los Angeles community promoting safety and the arts. Famous for
creating the Krump, Battle Zone and clown dancing, Tommy was discovered by award-winning director
and photographer, David LaChapelle - who was compelled to film the South LA founder of an international
dance craze. LaChapelle directed the documentary feature, "RIZE", which was released in summer of 2005
through Lionsgate Films. This celebration will be an amazing show, featuring Kida The Great, NBC's
"World of Dance" winner; Ray Ray, Mindless Behavior; Famous Uno, T-Squad, Celebrity Guests, Official
Battle Zone and more. USC Galen Center, 3400 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. Contact: Edna Sims, ESP
Public Relations (310) 770-8117 esppr@mac.com
6:00 p.m. - The Jonathan Foundation "Annual Spring Fundraiser"; celebrity youth help children with
learning disabilities. Celebrities expected: hosts, Jacob Hopkins and Terrell Ransom Jr., starring in the
Cartoon Network's "The Amazing World of Gumball", Merit Leighton; Disney's "Sofia The First", Hunter
Payton, NBC's "A-Z "and Marlowe Peyton, ABC's "Fresh Off The Boat" and many others. Marconi
Automotive Museum, 1302 Industrial Dr., Tustin. Contact: Edna Sims, ESP Public Relations (310) 7708117 esppr@mac.com

6:00 p.m. - The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles Presents the 15th Annual Avalon Ball. a fantastic journey
into the past when Big Bands played for huge audiences and were broadcast to the nation from the Art
Deco 1929 Casino Ballroom. This magical night transports the 500+ attendees back to the Jazz Age,
featuring an evening of dancing to music from the 1920s and 30s performed live by premiere vintage
bandleader Dean Mora & the Avalon Ball Dance Orchestra. Interviews are available with Avalon Ball
founder/producer Walter Nelson, upon request. Avalon Ballroom, Catalina Island. Contact:
artdecola.adsla@gmail.com
* 6:00 p.m. - Farewell Gala Celebration for the retirement of Rabbi Judith HaLevy, one of the founders
of the Malibu Film Society; a full evening filled with cocktails & camaraderie, dinner & dancing, and
more. Malibu Jewish Center, 24855 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu [1/2 mile up the coast from
Pepperdine]. Contact: Scott Tallal scott@malibufilmsociety.org
* 6:00 p.m. - The USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame will have their gala. Celebrities in attendance:
Grandmaster Jim Thomas, awardees and legendary actors Aki Aleong and Mel Novak, Sifu Mark Hoadley,
Kathy Long, Art Camacho, Olivier Gruner and many more. 6:00 press check-in, 6:15 red carpet and photo
ops, 7:15 awards ceremony. Location given upon approval. media and talent submissions: Joe Williamson
williamsonmgmt@gmail.com
7:00 p.m. - Benefit: Home Dog LA's 2nd annual Punchlines for Paws Comedy. Live performances from
comic greats Sarah Silverman, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero and Ahmed Bharoocha. Produced and hosted
by Bash Comedy. Candela La Brea, 831 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles. Contact: hello@homedogla.org
7:30 p.m. - In concert; Bryan Adams. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Griffith Park, Los Angeles.
Contact: [Greek] Andrew Hernandez (323) 391-1371 ahernendez@lagreektheatre.com
8:00 p.m. - Musical opening; Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT) presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE.
Acclaimed veteran actor Reginald VelJohnson (ABC/CBS's Family Matters, Die Hard, Die Hard 2) will costar as "Big Moe" with the previously announced Emmy Award-winner Obba Babbatundé (Dreamgirls Tony Award nomination, Broadway's Chicago, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) as "Nomax." This
exuberant, international hit musical, written by Clarke Peters, pays tribute to the music of rhythm and blues
pioneer Louis Jordan. ERT's production will commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the musical's
Broadway production. FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is directed and choreographed by Keith Young
(Sammy) with musical direction by Abdul Hamid Royal (Five Guys Named Moe/original Broadway
production). Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Contact: Patty Onagan, Press Representative for Ebony Repertory Theatre (818) 600-8092
patty@pattyonagan.com
8:00 & 10:00 p.m. - In comedy concert; ROD MAN, winner of Last Comic Standing Season 8. The Ice
House, 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. Contact: Mary Tosney-Spandle (626) 459-4053
mary@icehousecomedy.com
8:00 p.m. - Comedy benefit; LAUGHS FOR THE TROOPS, The Funniest Night in America - LA.
Comedians: Happy Cole, Tommy Drake, Phil Palisoul and Laughs for the Troops' Founder Thomas Brown.
There is also a special guest appearance by singer Consuela Ivy. The Wadsworth Theater, VA Greater Los
Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, West Los Angeles. Contact:
info@laughsforthetroops.org
8:00 p.m. - Karma International's 9th Annual "Karma Masquerade". Beautiful people clad with masks and
periodic attire, with ambiance created by Hollywood's best set designers as they transform the upscale
Liaison Lounge for an evening of the ultimate avant-garde escape. The Karma Masquerade is a sight and
sound experience that includes alluring and inspiring strolling performers, living art vignettes, sexy music
& dancing, DJ sets by DJCJ and DJ Bad Ash, with special performance by ATMOSPHERE. Liaison
Lounge, 1638 N. Las Palmas Ave., Los Angeles. Contact: Shae Savin Shae@emcbowery.com

8:00 p.m. - Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off Cannabis Pop-up Event, presented by GrassFed LA + The
Art Of Edibles Collective. Guests will be entertained throughout the evening by NY's highly acclaimedStand up and Take Your Clothes Off, sultry burlesque, comedy stand-up show.The showcase will begin
promptly at 9 pm. Featured hosts, Kerryn Feehan and Jillian Gill, will be performing their long awaited Los
Angeles debut. Downtown location with RSVP. Contact: Becca, Kip Morrison and Associates Public
Relations (310) 702-9580 becca.brandopr@gmail.com
9:00 p.m. - Factory 93's underground immersive experience in Downtown Los Angeles - one night of
relentless techno from the iconic label Drumcode. Adam Beyer, Bart Skils, Dense & Pika and Layton
Giordani will play the Factory 93 warehouse until the early morning hours, for what is sure to be an
unforgettable moment in techno. Warehouse, 1756 Naud Street, Los Angeles. Contact: [Rogers & Cowan]
Joe Schneider jschneider@rogersandcowan.com / Caroline Stegner cstegner@rogersandcowan.com / Brian
Giglio bgiglio@rogersandcowan.com / [Insomniac] Nedda Soltani
Nedda@Insomniac.com
SUNDAY, MAY 21
Birthdays: Fairuza Balk [1974], Noel Fielding [1973], Sen. Al Franken [1951], Gotye (Wouter "Wally" De
Backer) [1980], Judge Reinhold [1957], Mr. T (Lawrence Tureaud) [1952]. [Peter Hurkos, 1911; Harold
Robbins, 1916; Peggy Cass, 1924; Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher George Latore Wallace), 1972.]
8:30 a.m. - 5th Annual Tour de Pier (TdP). Nearly 1500 cyclists will be riding on 350 stationary bikes
while overlooking the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. The award-winning fundraiser benefits three cancer
charities: the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research; the Cancer Support Community
Redondo Beach and the Uncle Kory Foundation. Celebrities expected: Luke Walton (Head Coach, Los
Angeles Lakers), Steve Nash (2x NBA MVP/former Los Angeles Laker); Clay Helton (Head Coach of
USC Football); Jim Mora (UCLA Football Coach); Deb Carson (Fox Sports News Radio anchor); Chris
McGee (Sports Broadcaster, Time Warner Sportsnet); Rob Stone (Host, Fox Sports 1); Tony Cruz
(Olympic Cyclist); Adam Kirkorian (2x Gold Medal USA Women's Water Polo Coach); Dolvett Quince
(The Biggest Loser featured trainer and New York Times Bestseller) and Dr. Kristi Funk (television
personality and surgical breast specialist who treated Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow). Manhattan Beach
Pier. Contact: Donald Wilson, DWPR (310) 428-4730 dwilson@dw-pr.com
11:00 a.m. - Create Her presents: Celebrating Women. Created and hosted by actress-designer Maria Cina
and co-hosted by Cina and actress Vanessa Marcil. The day-long event will feature inspiring speakers,
classes and workshops, beauty treatments, comedy and song, sipping and discounted shopping. Highlights:
12:30 - Anne DeSalvo is an award-winning Broadway actress; 2:00 - Franne Golde, Songwriter, Author,
Designer; 3:30 - author and wildfire survivor Megan Edwards shares her journey to full-time author
in debut novel, Getting off on Frank Sinatra; 4:30 - Melissa de la Cruz, NY Time Best Selling Author. Also
Happy Bitch Hour hosted by Sandra Valls featuring live performances by Mommy Tonk and
carmit. Donations will be accepted for the event beneficiary, Sojourn, serving adult and child victims of
domestic violence. 13221 Chandler Blvd, Sherman Oaks. Contact: [Megan Edwards] Flo Selfman (310)
487-0952 (323) 653-4555 flo@wordsalamode.com [Postponed from an earlier date.]
12:30 p.m. - Special Needs Network hosts its 9th Annual Pink Pump Gala, Fashion Show and Fundraiser
benefitting SNN's free camp for children affected by autism and other learning disability. Honorees: Jamie
Brewer FX Network's "American Horror Story," Beauty Blender Founder/CEO Ree Ann Silva, California
State Controller Betty Yee, and Dr. Roslyn Blake. Attendees Pat Harvey KCBS News Anchor, Comedian
Kym Whitley of ABC Family's "Young and Hungry." 12:30 Pink Carpet Arrivals; 1:00 President's
Reception; 2:00 Fashion Show & Awards Presentation. Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 S.
Doheny Drive, Los Angeles. Contact: Anna Fuson, Red Sea Entertainment Anna@redseaent.net
6:00 p.m. - Film premiere; KING ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE (from the
producers of Sharknado and Z Nation.) Celebrities expected: Tristin Mays, Bai Ling, John Hennigan,
Earthquake, Caroline Williams, Tess Broussard, Rachel True, Erik-Michael Estrada, Steven Skyler. 6:00

Red Carpet; 7:00 Screening. Downtown Independent Theater, 251 South Main Street, Los Angeles.
Contact: Scotty Mullen (310) 733-6817 scottymullen@gmail.com
7:30 p.m. - LIVE TALKS L.A. series of on-stage conversations featuring writers, actors, musicians,
humorists, artists, chefs, scientists, and thought leaders in business. Tonight: Ben Falcone in conversation
with Melissa McCarthy discussing his essay collection, Being a Dad Is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood from
My Family to Yours. Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre, New Roads School, Herb Alpert Educational
Village, 3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica. Contact: Ted Habte-Gabr ted@livetalksla.org
7:30 p.m. - In concert; Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave.,
Griffith Park, Los Angeles. Contact: [Greek] Andrew Hernandez (323) 391-1371
ahernendez@lagreektheatre.com
8:00 p.m. - Dance opening; The Fountain Theatre's Forever Flamenco presents Entre Jerez y Sevilla - The
flamenco styles of Jerez and Sevilla will be on display at this month's Forever Flamenco event, which stars
dancers Fanny Ara (Jennifer Lopez's World of Dance on NBC), Alejandro Vega (making his Fountain
debut) and the evening's artistic director Reyes Barrios; singers Antonio de Jerez and Jesus Montoya; and
master guitarists Kai Narezo and Antonio Triana. Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave. at Normandie, Los
Angeles. Contact: Lucy Pollak (818) 887-1499 lucy@lucypr.com
MONDAY, MAY 22
Birthdays: Charles Aznavour [1922], Richard Benjamin [1938], Naomi Campbell [1970], Michael
Constantine [1927], Frank Converse [1938], Johnny Gill [1966], Ginnifer Goodwin [1978], Tommy John
[1943], [Steven Patrick] Morrisey [1959], Peter Nero [1934], Maggie Q (Margaret Denise Quigley) [1979],
Bernie Taupin [1950]. [Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859; Sir Lawrence Olivier, 1907; Michael Sarrazin,
1940; Paul Winfield, 1941.]
1:00 p.m. - SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations; BERLIN SYNDROME. Screening followed by a
Q&A with Teresa Palmer. Moderated by Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood. Contact: Caroline
O'Connor (323) 549-6604 webmaster@sagfoundation.org
* 8:30 p.m. - 90th Anniversary Celebration of the TCL Chinese Theatre. Once In a Lifetime Event,
Under & Over The Stars, Most Spectacular Show Ever Staged on Hollywood Boulevard, A Technological
Wonder, Feast For The Eyes as they unveil a spectacular new attraction in the star-studded FORECOURT
of the TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Contact: [TCL Chinese Theatre] Digney
& Co., Jerry Brown, Jerry Digney (323) 785-2404 / day of cell (323) 547-7956 jbrown@digneypr.com /
jerry@digneypr.com
TUESDAY, MAY 23
Birthdays: Linden Ashby [1960], Barbara Barrie [1931], Richard Blade (Richard Sheppard) 1956, Helena
Bonham-Carter [1966], Drew Carey [1961], Joan Collins [1933], Marvelous Marvin Hagler [1952], Jewel
[1974], Charles Kimbrough [1936], Melissa McBride [1965], Adam Wylie [1984]. [Betty Garrett, 1919;
Rosemary Clooney, 1928.]
9:00 a.m. - Digital Hollywood, through May 25. Includes sessions on Virtual Reality, Hollywood & Space,
and The Comedy Festival. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. at Skirball Center Drive, Los
Angeles. Contact: Victor Harwood, President, Digital Hollywood (212) 3529720 vharwood@digitalhollywood.com
9:30 a.m. - TCL Chinese Theater handprint and footprint ceremony honoring iconic filmmaker MICHAEL
BAY, "TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT." 9:30 press check in; 11:00 ceremony. Michael Bay
will be doing short one on one ceremony related sound-bites with the media after the ceremony. Forecourt,
TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Contact: [TCL Chinese Theatre] Digney


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