The theatres on Melrose are opening the new year with a typically excellent selection of drama, comedy, poetry, and music. You won’t find entertainment like this anywhere else in the city.
The largest weekly opening mic night in America is always a must-do. Da Poetry Lounge is a communal space that allows voices to be heard, stories to be told, feelings to be shared. Every week offers another chance to be transformed. Tuesdays, 9p, $10.
GREENWAY COURT THEATRE
544 No. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles 90036
Mondays are one-off nights at Groundlings, and getting through a Monday in January deserves a reward. This month’s all-good-choices are The Gale on January 7, The Black Version on January 21, and How Not To Kill Yourself For 30 Days…And the Next 330 on January 28.
THE GROUNDLINGS THEATRE
7307 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
You guys, we’re almost there! Only three weeks left of regular season competition before the U.S. Comedy Contest finals. Come see the area’s best stand-up comedians fight for a spot in one of the most exciting laugh events this month.
SAL’S RESTAURANT AND COMEDY CLUB
7356 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
From award-winners playwright Garret Jon Groenveld and director Richard Seyd, The Empty Nesters follows parents on a life-changing trip to the Grand Canyon Sky Walk. It opens January 17 and plays Thursday – Saturday at 8p and Sundays at 7p through February 17.
7456 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046