February 2016 Entertainment Event Calendar

Published: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016


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:




Rain Room


Through 1 March 2016 – The Rain Room at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. LACMA is no stranger to popular, headline-grabbing exhibitions, but the Miracle Mile museum is entering a new territory of “Mona Lisa”-like mania with the arrival of “Rain Room.” The wet wonder from art collective Random International is quite literally a massive room filled with water raining from the ceiling—the twist being you stay dry while the room downpours around you. Los Angeles, California





3rd-13th February – Excellent film combines with exceptional food. It’s Film Feast in Santa Barbara—where perfect pairings take center stage during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF). For eleven straight days, February 3 – 13th, explore the best plates and pours throughout Santa Barbara’s many theatre districts during SBIFF. And this year, we bring you something truly special, a limited-edition Red Carpet Red estate pinot noir, presented by Ampelos Cellars and select Film Feast participants.
And, the 31st Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival will open with the U.S. premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “THE LITTLE PRINCE” at the Arlington Theatre. Santa Barbara, California Santa Barbara International Film Festival





5th February – Extended WAB deadline for submissions. UK extension 19th February. We invite filmmakers from all of over the world of all ages to submit to the 17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival running April 21st-28th. The Newport Beach Film Festival welcomes submissions of feature-length and short films, in both the narrative and documentary categories. Newport Beach, California Newport Beach Film Festival





11th-21st February – The 66th edition of the Berlinale. The public programme of the Berlin International Film Festival shows about 400 films per year, mostly international or European premieres. Films of every genre, length and format . At the 13th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market, a select group of 36 new feature film projects from 29 different countries will be able to forge international co-production and financing partnerships. In addition, five renowned companies will be presented in the scope of the market’s exclusive company matching programme. Germany Berlinale





11th-27th February – The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) is the biggest film event in Oregon, premiering more than 140 international shorts and feature films to Portland audiences each February. Audiences can experience a variety of parties, visiting artists, and plenty of festival adventure taking in this feast of cinematic fare. Portland, Oregon. Portland International Film Festival





12th-14th – Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. SCBWI brings together top professionals in the children’s publishing world to share their knowledge and expertise with attendees twice each year. The annual SCBWI Summer & Winter conferences are also excellent networking opportunities for those already established in the children’s industry, and for those just starting to enter the world of children’s book writing and illustrating. Los Angeles, California. Society of Childrens’ Book Writers and Illustrators



2016-thin line


17th-21st February – The 9th Annual Thin Line is a film, music, and photography festival held over 5 days in Denton, Texas – just north of Dallas / Fort Worth. For five days, Thin Line will deliver an engaging program of high quality documentary films, world-class music, and a diverse selection of photography. Denton, Texas – just north of Dallas / Fort Worth. Thin Line Film Festival



oxford FF


17th-21st February – The Oxford Film Festival celebrates the art of independent cinema. Through year round programming, the festival works to encourage filmmaking in Oxford and North Mississippi while growing understanding of cinema through screenings, workshops and educational programs, culminating in the annual five day festival. The festival exhibits over 130 quality films from across the globe and has been praised for its hospitality. Oxford, Mississippi. Oxford Film Festival



Athena FF NY




18th-21st February – Now in its sixth year, the Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership — is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. The four-day festival, which includes conversations with directors and talent and workshops for filmmakers, has quickly established itself as one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind.The festival will be held Feb. 18 – 21, 2016 in the heart of New York — at Barnard, the most sought-after women’s college in the nation. Barnard College, New York City. Athena Film Festival





20th-28th February – The Sedona International Film Festival celebrates more than 19 years of screenings and educational workshops. In that history, the Festival has achieved recognition as a world-class film festival. Sedona, Arizona.
Sedona Film Festival





22nd-26th February – Social Media Week New York. SMW is a worldwide event taking place 18 cities throughout 2016 and a publishing platform that shares insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world. Social Media Week New York, now in its 8th year, brings together thousands of professionals in marketing, media and technology. With participation from many of New York’s finest organizations, including Ogilvy, Starcom MediaVest, MRY, Forbes, Mashable, The New York Times, The Economist, GE, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and many more. New York, New York. Social Media Week





26 February through March 20th – New York International Children’s Film Festival
Set sail on an incredible journey. Befriend a monster. Uncover a mystery. Visit a foreign country — or a foreign planet. For four weekends, New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival invites you and your imagination to explore new frontiers through the best new films from around the world. No passport required.





May 21st – GI Film Festival
Doors Open at 5:30 PM; Show Begins at 6:30 PM
The Howard Theatre, 620 T St NW, District of Columbia 20001
GI Film Festival



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
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
FOR RESERVATIONS: 212.206.0440



Billings Studio Theatre

Billings Studio Theatre


The Billings Studio Theatre, Billings, Montana
Welcome to Billings Studio Theatre. Box Office Summer Hours Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm.
1500 Rimrock Rd, Billings, MT 59102 / (406) 248-1141
The Billings Studio Theatre



Florida Theatre

Florida Theatre


The Florida Theatre
Located in downtown Jacksonville; listing of coming concerts and plays.
128 E Forsyth St, Jacksonville, FL 32205 / (904) 355-5661
Florida Theatre



The Texas Theatre

The Texas Theatre


On-going: Welcome to the site of the Texas Theatre, the historic and newly-renovated movie theatre in Dallas, Texas. Visit the site for event and movie showtime
231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75208 / (214) 948-1546
The Texas Theatre



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