August 2015 International Entertainment Event Calendar on Actors Reporter

Published: Friday, July 17th, 2015


Submissions to the Actors Reporter Event Calendar are received from around the world. On-going events, film festivals, competitions, dinner theatre, small theatre, concerts, contests, vacation destinations, and much more:





us open


Through August 2nd – US Open of Surfing. America’s largest pro surfing competition attracts the world’s elite, who compete for big money while wowing 200,000 beach boys and girls with their skill, grace and innovative board designs. Heating up the festivities are live bands, a sports expo and after-parties with the friendly locals. Huntington Beach, California

U.S. Open of Surfing



special olympics


Through August 2nd – Special Olympics World Games. While LA throws its hat into the ring for that other olympiad, it’s already cemented its place as the host city for 2015’s Special Olympics World Games. The weeklong competition, the largest sports and humanitarian event of its kind, is easily the biggest gathering in LA since the ’84 Olympics. Everywhere from Long Beach to Encino, CAlifornia. The opening ceremony takes place at the Coliseum. Special Olympics



Through August 4th – Fantasia International Film Festival. Since its inception in 1996, the Fantasia International Film Festival is now recognized as the largest and most influential genre film festival in North America, a leader on the genre film scene and one of the country’s most popular film festivals. With an emphasis on the imaginative cinema of Asia, Europe and the Americas, Fantasia’s varied offerings range from unique and powerful personal visions to international commercial crowd-pleasers rarely seen in North-America. Montreal, Canada
Fantasia Festival





Through August 16th – Melbourne International Film Festival. Established in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest film festivals in the world and the most significant screen event in Australia. An iconic Melbourne event, the festival takes place annually in the heart of the city, presenting an acclaimed screening program alongside industry and celebratory events. Melbourne, Australia.
Melbourne International Film Festival






August 17 – DEADLINE: LA Conservatory 2015/16 Season Enrollment
Take advantage of SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Conservatory special workshops, classes and seminars designed just for you. The L.A. Conservatory provides programming in voiceover, theatrical/commercial cold reading techniques, improvisation and more. If that’s not enough, as a conservatory member, you get the opportunity to audition for AFI student films when you register for the casting database. Participation in the Conservatory is limited to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing.
Visit the L.A. Conservatory webpage at SagAftra to download a print application and mail it in.
A small administrative fee of only $35 is required for membership.





Through Friday August 21 2015 – Roaring Nights at the LA Zoo. See the zoo in a whole new light at this special after-hours exploration series. Those 18 and up can roam the zoo on their own or learn from pop-up zookeeper talks and live animal encounters. Unleash your own inner animal at live shows from local indie bands plus a dance party at the carousel. Or head to the petting zoo for—what else—some stand-up comedy. Local food truck faves will be on hand, along with a full bar for getting zoo-boozy. Los Angeles, California. Roaring Nights



Through August 22nd – KCRW Summer Nights.This all-ages concert series from KCRW sets up shop across the city. Participate in cultural workshops before busting a move on the dance floor to DJ sets and live bands. Sample food-truck grub or cuisine from surrounding restaurants as you party ‘til midnight in the heart of Chinatown and Pasadena as well as at the Hammer Museum. A photo booth, craft beer garden and variety of fine art classes round out the fun to be had at this music-centric event. Summer Nights



pagent of masters


Through August 31st – Pageant of the Masters. Life imitates art, literally: Classic paintings, statues and murals take on a new dimension as real people dress and pose to recreate original masterpieces—a trick popularized by vaudeville artiste Lolita Perine at the first festival in 1932. A professional orchestra, a narrator, intricate sets and theatrical lighting help bring the works to life at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, California. This year’s theme, “The Pursuit of Happiness,” explores sources of happiness, both ancient and modern. Pageant of the Masters



Through September 6th – 626 Night Market. The midnight snacker’s greatest fantasy is just a car ride away. America’s largest Asian food market spans the course of Santa Anita Park’s front Paddock Gardens. Come hungry, and come caffeinated—this lively market, complete with over 150 Asian street food and booze peddlers, live music, artists, films, games, and beyond, won’t put itself to bed until 1am. The event has also expanded its way to Downtown Los Angeles and Orange County, California.
626 Night Market



On-going Events:


On-going: Broadway World
A theatre resource featuring news, message boards, video previews, show information, photos and biographies. is the The #1 Web Site for Broadway, Theatre, and Live Entertainment Around the World!

Broadway World



On-going: Think Hollywood in California is the only place with fun events?
Hollywood Florida
Check out Visit Hollywood Florida to stay current on South Florida’s ever-changing entertainment, events and Hollywood’s unique style and local flavor.



On-going: Things are heating up in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Las Vegas, Nevada


Pool parties, comedians, DJs, concerts, UFC 160 and more! Start your summer early.
You can book your entire trip – hotel, flight and shows – at the one and only



On-Going: Tommy Guns Garage Dinner Theatre

Tommy Guns Garage
2114 South Wabash, Chicago, Illinois



Metropolitan Room

Metropolitan Room


On-going: Metropolitan Room – Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Cabaret
The World Capital of Cabaret.
34 West 22nd Street, NYC
Metropolitan Room – It’s where the action is!
This Flatiron “class act” aims to revive the “golden age of cabaret” as “up-and-coming stars” and “renowned performers” alike take the stage in an “intimate” room with “great acoustics”; run with “professionalism” by a “gracious staff”, it’s “worth every penny” for a “sophisticated” night out. – ZAGAT 2014

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