Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Friday, Oct. 19 – Sunday Oct. 21, Various times

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Ballet meets Lewis Carroll in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a new production by The Royal Ballet of the U.K. and The National Ballet of Canada.

Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland promises to deliver an entertaining performance. The show features 70 dancers in the story’s classic roles, complemented by digital projections of artistic interpretations of Carroll’s masterpiece. In addition, a live orchestra playing Joby Talbot’s original score will be sure to entertain music lovers as well as fans of the original Wonderland story.

With all Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has to offer, there’s no reason not to take a trip down the rabbit hole this weekend.


626 Night Market

Oct. 20 – Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.

Santa Anita Park in Arcadia

The San Gabriel Valley has received much attention for its variety of outstanding and authentic Asian cuisine. But even the most savvy foodie can have difficulty knowing where to begin. 626 Night Market, a two-day festival meant to mimic typical Asian night and street markets, seeks to change that.

Synthesizing the many food options of the SGV into a manageable space allows the adventurous eater to experience kebabs, exotic sweets and Korean barbecue like never before. And for the less adventurous, fear not: Over 150 vendors will be participating, ensuring something enjoyable for everyone.


Brad Paisley featuring Scotty McCreery and The Band Perry

Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Hollywood Bowl

Brad Paisley delivers his Southern country stylings at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night.

As part of his “Virtual Reality” tour, Paisley will perform hit songs from his latest album This Is Country Music; popular tracks such as “Old Alabama” and “Remind Me” are sure to please diehard fans as well as those new to Paisley’s music. And don’t miss the performance of “Southern Comfort Zone,” which shot to the top of the Billboard Charts this September and is scheduled for release on his upcoming spring album.

Need another reason to check out this concert? American Idol Scotty McCreery as well as crossover group The Band Perry will also grace the stage as special guests.



Oct. 21 at 9 p.m. and Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.

Fonda Theatre

Mika is the quintessential pop musician; even his heartbreaking songs feel impossibly upbeat. On Sunday and Monday nights, he brings that special brand of positivity to The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood.

With his album, The Origin of Love, released in the U.S. last Tuesday, MIKA will have plenty of new material for fans to bob their heads and shake their bodies to. And the songs are reliably catchy enough that those unfamiliar with his work can learn them before the weekend’s concert.

If happiness is contagious, then the Fonda is one place you will not want to miss this weekend.