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Carpenter Performing Arts Center Events

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Dance Series
 

CONTRA-TIEMPO with Las Cafeteras
 

Saturday, November 10 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Ticket prices vary
 

This bold, multilingual dance company draws on their Los Angeles roots by fusing Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Hip-Hop, urban, and contemporary dance to create an invigorating blend of culturally engaging work. CONTRA-TIEMPO teams up Las Cafeteras, the infectious east LA band that has taken the music scene by storm with their Son Jarocho sound, for joyUS justUS exploring joy as the ultimate expression of resistance.

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Sunday Afternoon Concert Series
 

Simon and Garfunkel [Revisited]
 

Sunday, November 18 at 2pm         
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Ticket prices vary
 

Award-winning recording artists, Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night in 1981 when fans gathered in Central Park to witness the legendary reunion of Simon & Garfunkel. With dulcet vocals harmonizing over lilting guitar performing the beloved poetic masterpieces of “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “The Sound of Silence,” and many more, audiences will be transported back to that historic night.

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Arts for Life Event

 

Jarabe Mexicano
 

Tuesday, Dec 11 at 7 PM
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Free Admission
 

Electrifying audiences throughout the U.S. and Mexico since 2015, Jarabe Mexicano performs renditions of boleros and racheras, upbeat cumbias, revamped rock & roll hits, and reggae classics on traditional mariachi instruments with stunning harmonized vocals in Spanish and English.

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret Series
 

Maureen McGovern
 

Wednesday-Thursday, December 12 & 13 at 7pm           
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     
Tickets may be purchased with or without dinner
 

Two time-Grammy nominee, Broadway singer, and recording artists Maureen McGovern thrills with a voice that defies categorization. A powerful four-octave range full of warmth and clarity the Los Angeles Times calls McGovern “a world class vocal artist!”

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center presents
 

David Benoit’s Charlie Brown Christmas 
 

Saturday, December 15 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     
Ticket prices vary
 

A Carpenter Center favorite is back! Get your family into the holiday spirit with an evening of cherished Vince Guaraldi tunes, starring jazz pianist David Benoit and special appearances by the All-American Boys Chorus! A perfect addition to the holiday season, five-time Grammy Nominee David Benoit brings the music from this Christmas classic’s music to life!

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center presents
 

Capitol Steps: Make America Grin Again 
 

Saturday, January 12 at 2&8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     
Ticket prices vary
 

The midterm elections may be over, but the laughter continues! The Capitol Steps return with brand new and up-to-the-minute political satire song parodies that take aim at the outrageous goings on—from the campaign trail, Congress and other political hot spots! Their trademark no-holds-barred approach to the headlines of the day in song and sketch is guaranteed to keep both sides of the aisle laughing, bringing down the House…and Senate!

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret Series
 

Kat Edmonson
 

Wednesday-Thursday, January 16 & 17 at 7pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     
Tickets may be purchased with or without dinner
 

Critically acclaimed vintage-pop and jazz vocalist Kat Edmonson captures the old cinema glamour and charm of the Great American Songbook with her ethereal vocals. Be carried away by Edmonson’s “stunningly sweet voice” (The Boston Globe) that incorporates traditional and chamber pop, as well as traditional jazz and swing!

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Wit and Wisdom Series
 

An Evening with Paula Poundstone
 

Saturday, January 19 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Center             
Ticket prices vary
 

Paula Poundstone is back with her legendary ability to create humor on the spot! Poundstone can find the hilarious angle of almost any subject—from the absurdity of the political world to the deviousness of housecats— and deliver it with impeccable timing and razor-sharp wit. Heard regularly on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me,” Poundstone is famous for her spontaneity where every performance is unique!