Clubs in California

Up to 80% Off Standup at San Jose Improv

San Jose Improv

$96 $20

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Up-and-coming comics lure laughs in storied chain of comedy clubs that showcased such stars as Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld

Up to 79% Off Jeff Garcia or Steve Hofstetter Standup Show

Russian Hill

$40 $10

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Comedy club hosts up-and-coming comic based out of Huntington Park, as well as an original columnist for College Humor

"Dr. Heckle & Mr. Ed Comedy Show" – Up to 68% Off

Shenanigans in Sacramento

$61.99 $20

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Comedians Matt Black and Ed Hill perform sets marked by dry wit and risqué humor

Valley Comedy Presents "Funny Thursdays" – Up to 53% Off Standup

Shamrock's Irish Pub

$15 $7

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Headlining comics Dave DeLuca, Jennifer Murphy, and Tobe Hixx perform in a venue with a full-service bar

Made Up Theatre – Up to 57% Off Improv

Grimmer

$28 $12

Alternating teams perform long- and short-form improv fueled by audience suggestions

Up to 80% Off Standup at Irvine Improv

Improv Irvine

$96 $20

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Storied chain of comedy clubs where Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld held sway welcomes comics such as Christopher Titus

Up to 87% Off Standup Show at Ha Ha Café Comedy Club

North Hollywood

$191.90 $25

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Showcases held seven days a week feature headlining comics from around the world, high-energy hosts, and surprise celebrity visits

Ontario Improv – Up to 80% Off Standup

Ontario Improv

$96 $20

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Up-and-coming comics lure laughs in this storied chain of comedy clubs that showcased such stars as Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld

Up to 78% Off at Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Heritage District

$40 $12

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Variety of comedians who've appeared on late-night talk shows and comedy specials entertain audiences in the intimate club

Up to 79% Off Standup

The Ice House

$94.50 $20

Club carries on a 50-year tradition of hilarity that has included Robin Williams, George Lopez, and Jerry Seinfeld

The Shorties – Up to 50% Off Improv

Blacktop Comedy

$20 $10

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Game-style comedy show entertains with impromptu skits in the vein of Whose Line Is It Anyway?

43% Off Services

Vallejo

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Pickel Comedy Productions – $8 to See "Arsenic and Old Lace"

High Desert Center For The Arts

$15 $8

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Mortimer Brewster discovers his two elderly aunts have a hobby of poisoning lonely old men in this pitch-black comedy

Dillon Garcia – Up to 51% Off Standup

Press Box 2

$40 $24

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Up-and-coming comedian seen on Comedy Central and opening for Gabriel Iglesias blends sarcasm and self-deprecation in his sets

Up to 60% Off Women’s Standup Showcase

The Coach House

$25 $10

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Lauded troupe of standup comediennes concocts characters that skewer stereotypes and reality-show tropes

Up to Half Off Improv Comedy

Sherman Oaks

$10 $5

Multiple troupes perform spontaneous, audience-fueled sketches at an iconic theater whose alumni include Will Ferrell and Josh Groban

#HellaFunny – Up to 41% Off Standup

The Great Star Theatre

$16.82 $10

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San Francisco comedian and three-time winner of Laugh Factory's Fresh Faces Comedy Competition cracks jokes in a BYOB showcase

Laughs Unlimited – Up to 75% Off Standup

Central Sacramento

$40 $10

Venerable club with alumni such as Jerry Seinfeld and Dennis Miller hosts established and rising comedians

Up to 73% Off Squeaky Clean Comedy

Ontario Improv Comedy Club

$28 $10

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Mel Austin hosts a trio of profanity-shunning comedians in a set suitable for ages 16 and older

Cool Beans Comedy – Up to 63% Off Standup

Ice House Comedy Club

$33.64 $12.50

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Six up-and-coming comics seen on standup staples such as Chelsea Lately and Conan take the stage

Up to 67% Off Standup Comedy Show

Chinese Theatre

$30 $10

Historic Chinese Theatre plays host to Saturday night bills packed with popular comics

$10 for Standup at Punch Line Comedy Club

Punch Line San Francisco

$25 $10

Sunday show running for more than 30 years brings together lineups of local up-and-comers

Up to 76% Off Comedy Night at Sacramento Punch Line

Arden-Arcade

$74 $18

Nationally touring comedians, including Comedy Central veterans Mo Mandel and Darryl Lennox, at intimate and historic venue

Up to 40% Off Improv Comedy Show

Downtown

$20 $12

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Improvisers involve the crowd in weekly 90-minute performances of short-form improv, comedy games, and live music

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Few professionals can credit Flashdance with rerouting the course of their career. In fact, Richard Giorla could be the only one. The unconventional dance moves he saw in the film motivated the former Pennsylvania Ballet Company member to hit the streets of his new home, Manhattan, and learn breakdancing from dancers at the heart of the movement, trading his own dance expertise as payment. Richard’s career was in full swing when, struck with an injury, he started teaching a ballet-barre class. Though he appreciated its stretching and toning components, Richard craved a more aerobic workout. So he created his own solution—Cardio Barre.

The unique workout consists of high-energy, zero-impact movements that sculpt the long, slender body of a dancer without a student ever having to step foot in a traditional dance studio. As they balance on the ballet barre, or whichever classmate is closest, pupils direct all their focus to one muscle group at a time, while the entire body stays in motion for maximum fat burning. His approach’s pudge-busting abilities have made the fitness method a favorite of many health magazines and celebrities.

6464 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Red C Lounge's no-frills show posters promise two things: chest-pounding beats and plenty of drinks. DJs deliver those beats in a variety of styles, delving into the jazz-influenced rhythms of deep house on Tuesdays or sampling the long-forgotten hooks of obscure soul or jazz on Rare Groove Fridays. The bartenders also offer a variety of drink service, sliding gin cocktails to customers seated on bar stools or providing bottle service for those who stake a claim to a table by draping their pants over a chair.

756 5th Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

Rosie McCann's specializes in twists on traditional Irish fare, tweaking classic Celtic dishes and drinks in a traditional pub setting. The menu showcases plates of irish nachos, sliced spuds slathered in jack and cheddar cheeses, olives, fresh salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and jalapeños. The Americanized version of shepherd's pie simmers grass-fed Humboldt beef and vegetables in a rich irish stock before adding a helmet of mashed potatoes au gratin. Heftier appetites can get satisfaction with bangers & mash, a Celtic take on the English classic, that douses irish sausages and garlic mashed potatoes in Guinness gravy. 10 premium imports or 4 microbrews stand ready on tap, and malt mixologists also pour specialty beer drinks such as the Black Velvet, a whistle-whetting blend of Blackthorn hard apple cider and Guinness.

The dining room echoes the colors of the Irish flag, with burnt-red walls and bright-green stained-glass windows. Guests can cozy up in plush booth seats bedecked in plaid and gaze at glass chandeliers that hang from the ceilings as they sip on mimosas or savor lunch and brunch fare.

355 Santana Row
San Jose,
CA
US

Those who shudder at the thought of a stuffy "dinner and dancing" date will be pleasantly surprised at Infusion Lounge. The surprises begin on the menu, a roster of Pan-Asian food created by Chef Evan Turner. Finger foods such as mini burgers slathered with wasabi aioli graduate into refined entrees, such as tea-scented coconut ribs with papaya-mango salad. The cocktail list similarly refreshes the senses, with lychee liqueur and purée adding an Eastern element to the classic bellini and bartenders spicing lemon-drop cocktails with a hint of ginger liqueur. The dining room's decor matches the striking menu; dim, red lighting casts an otherworldly glow over translucent columns as diners converse at white-clothed tables.

All dinner guests receive a complimentary entry to Infusion's dance floor, yet another mod, surreal space. Here, orange and red neon light illuminates abstract, green latticework reminiscent of the vines in Pablo Picasso's garden. A steady stream of DJs and live music keeps feet moving, proving why Infusion Lounge was named an Open Table Diners’ Choice winner in the Good for Groups and Vibrant Bar Scene categories.

124 Ellis St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Manhattan Steakhouse & Bar serves up an extensive menu of fine steakhouse dinner in elegant environs. An order of escargot in champagne, garlic, and parmesan butter ($10.95) or a breadcrumb-coated, fried brie-cheese wedge ($11.95) revs up stomach engines before main meal events. A vast selection of entrée salads offers an abundance of ground-grown sustenance ($6.95+), alongside hearty eats from land and sea, such as the New York Roquefort, an aged, black Angus topped with crumbled blue cheese ($26.95), or pistachio-crusted halibut ($28.95). With dim lighting and city-skyline décor, the eatery's ritzy mid-century vibe and long, full bar welcome guests to settle in for wine or decadent specialty cocktails, such as the white-chocolate raspberry truffle, a mix of Godet, Chambord, amaretto, and white cacao. Reservations, like wearing chain mail while wrestling a bear, are highly recommended but not required.

1731 W Bullard Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.

1 Sports Parkway
Sacramento,
CA
US