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Derek Thomas

Celebration of Dance

The Dizzy Feet Foundation and FOX's So You Think You Can Dance call on America to bust a move at this year's National Dance Day, happening locally as part of the official opening of downtown's Grand Park. Learn two routines in advance (online at dizzyfeetfoundation.org), then get in step with......

Hawaii: A Voice for Sovereignty

Free screening followed by a panel discussion with Hawaiian activist Leon Siu, the film's director Catherine Bauknight, and editor in chief of Truthdig, Robert Scheer. Sat., March 31, 11 a.m., 2012......

Sherlock, Jr.

Buster Keaton's 1924 silent film throws a daydreaming film projectionist into the action onscreen, and hilarity, as they say, ensues. Keaton is a wannabe detective, framed for theft by a mustachioed villain who has eyes for Keaton's paramour. All it takes is a quick nap in the projection booth to......
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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Love is in the air in Blake Edwards' 1961 romantic comedy, adapted from Truman Capote's best-seller. George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn star, to the tune of Henry Mancini's score ("Moon River"). Tue., Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., 2012......

Raphael's Valentine's Celebration

Chef Adam Horton (formerly of Saddle Peak Lodge) serves up an "aphrodisiac-inspired" prix-fixe menu for young lovers: celery root soup with winter truffle, roasted apple salad with blue cheese or lightly poached oysters with champagne cream; butter poached Maine lobster with sunchoke, fennel and black garlic, sweet potato agnolotti with......

Queen of Hearts Valentine's Ball

A very steampunk Valentine's Day, with "style, decadence and intrigue" from eras gone by. Plus music by The Queen of Hearts All-Star Band and DJ Daisy O'Dell. Tue., Feb. 14, 7 p.m., 2012......

New Year's Eve Aboard the Queen Mary

What says New Year's Eve to you? If it's dueling pianos, cover bands, and a "fireworks spectacular," then board the Queen Mary for a night to remember. $99 includes seven parties and 10 bands; packages $161 & up also include dinner. Fireworks are free! Sat., Dec. 31, 6 p.m., 2011......

White Wonderland: New Year's Eve Gala

Dance away the year that was in the company of Paul Van Dyk, Benny Benassi, Kaskade, Dada Life and Trent Cantrelle (Sat., Dec. 31), and Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Thomas Gold and Tara Brooks (Sun., Jan. 1). VIP viewing decks and private bars available. Sat., Dec. 31, 7......

Cleopatra's 2nd Annual 2012 New Year's Eve Ball

Count down the final hours of 2011 in the Egyptian Theater's outdoor courtyard, alongside Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame, and in three rooms with two dance floors, complete with open bar, DJs, and sexy go-go dancers. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., 2011......

The Annual All-New One-Time-Only New Year's Eve Revue

Song, dance, and comedy from 50 years of Santa Monica Playhouse productions. Admission includes a complimentary buffet, champagne, party hats, tiaras, leis and noisemakers, and a chance at prizes. The early show at 6 p.m. is for families with kids; the 9:30 p.m. show counts down the New Year. Sat.,......