August Entertainment On Melrose

August Entertainment On Melrose

Melrose Avenue is home to world-class theatres that allow the most creative people from around the world to stage their work. From one-person shows and improv troupes to spoken word and guitar virtuosos, there’s something entertaining for everyone.

Grab your tickets quickly (these are intimate theatres so shows sell out fast). Give yourself plenty of time to stroll down Melrose and do some shopping at our unique shops. Grab apps, cocktails, or dinner at any of our incredible restaurants and bars. Melrose is a one-stop unforgettable evening out.

Here is what’s on stage in August:

SPOKEN WORD @ GREENWAY COURT THEATRE

Three hours of “you have to see it to feel it” happen every Tuesday at 9pm. Greenway Court Theatre is home to the country’s largest weekly open mic night. Da Poetry Lounge brings some of the most powerful performers to the stage for rhyme, music, dance, and comedy. There’s a reason this has been throwing down for 20 years – isn’t it time you experienced it?

GREENWAY COURT THEATRE
544 No. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles 90036
323.673.0544
www.greenwaycourttheatre.org

ONE PERSON SHOWS @ THE GROUNDLINGS

The magical insanity of improv is on full display in ONE! It’s a one-night (August 20), one-hour (starting at 8p), one-actor (Edi Patterson) show that is absolutely mind-blowing. Another must-see chronicles a Groundlings alum’s appearance on 5 game shows. Winner! Growing Up Game Show, written and performed by Mitch Silpa (Bridesmaids, Will & Grace) runs August 7 and 14.

THE GROUNDLINGS THEATRE
7307 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.934.4747
http://www.groundlings.com/

COMEDY @ SAL’S

A New York-y restaurant in the front, a New York-y comedy room in the back – this place has everything for a fun night out. Sal’s Comedy Hole hosts shows four nights a week. What’s your favorite: stand-up, sketch, spoken word, even film screenings? All is possible here, with rosters that are inclusive and ever-changing.

SAL’S RESTAURANT AND COMEDY CLUB
7356 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90048
323.651.3822
http://salslosangeles.com/

LIVE MUSIC @ VINOTEQUE

Get transported to another time and place in the cool, comfortable Vinoteque patio. Every Thursday and Friday night, from 7p – 9p, the incredibly talented Angelo Metz plays an international repertoire a la João Gilberto. If you love bossa nova, wine, and good eats, this is the place to be. And the patio is puppy-friendly, so bring the pooch!

VINOTEQUE
7469 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
310.860.6060
http://vinotequeonmelrose.com

STAND UP @ ZEPHYR THEATRE

On Thursday, August 2, Alexander Malt hosts “Stand Up and Chill” at the Zephyr. Some of the best comics in Los Angeles share the bill on one night only for a mere $10. That’s a LOT of comedy for the buck. Plus, you can enjoy an open bar in the charming courtyard before and after the show.

ZEPHYR THEATRE
7456 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
http://www.zephyrtheatre.com/

Deborah Brosseau

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.