Tickets & Events in El Monte

$22 for Admission and Gift Package at the LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show ($56.83 Value)

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show

Pasadena

Explore booths, enjoy free samples, meet celebrity bakers, and enter a baking contest; desserts and online cooking-school trial included

$56.83 $22

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Standup-Comedy Show for Two with Food and Tickets to a Future Show at The Ice House (Up to 80% Off)

The Ice House

West Central

An intimate club carries on a 50-year tradition of hilarity that has included sets by Robin Williams, George Lopez, and Jerry Seinfeld

$98 $20

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Tickets for Two or Four or Season Pass for One or Two to Street Food Cinema (Up to 55% Off)

Street Food Cinema

Multiple Locations

Musicians rock out before Pulp Fiction in a park, all but one, which are dog friendly

$162 $80

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"The Un-Royal Ball" Comedy Dinner Show and Souvenir Wine Glasses for Two on Saturday Evenings (Up to 40% Off)

"The Un-Royal Ball"

Belly Laugh Productions / Courtyard by Marriott at Old Town Pasadena

Audience members enjoy a gourmet 4-course meal while witnessing high-jinks explode during an interactive spy-comedy dinner show

$132.12 $79

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4 Weeks of Beginners', Intermediate, or Advanced Tennis Classes for 1 Child from Johnny Allen Tennis (Up to 51% Off)

Johnny Allen Tennis

Multiple Locations

In twice-weekly classes, beginners learn basic techniques, while more advanced players focus on balance and movement during drills and games

$99 $49

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at the Galen Center at USC on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Galen Center at USC

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$58 $35

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Donnie Kehr’s Rockin’ Dueling Pianos at 42West on January 8–February 26 (Up to 50% Off)

Donnie Kehr’s Rockin’ Dueling Pianos

42West

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Veteran of the Broadway and film casts of Jersey Boys leads a rotating lineup of piano rockers for an all-request show

$20 $15

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USC Trojans Men's Basketball Game at the Galen Center on December 3, 7, or 30 (Up to 81% Off). Three Seating Options.

USC Men's Basketball

The Galen Center

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Equipped with some of the nation’s top young talents, the up-and-coming Trojans battle non-conference opponents at the Galen Center

$26 $5

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Connect Baroque and Contemporary Art During Two Exhibit Tours

Art Gallery Tour

Brentwood

Clare Kunny or Robin Trento help groups draw parallels between 17th-century painter Rubens and contemporary artist Simon Toparovsky

$50

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"The Vagina Monologues" at Cupcake Theater on December 4–January 10 (Up to 53% Off)

"The Vagina Monologues"

Los Angeles

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Women weave stories about their bodies and frankly discuss gender-based violence in an OBIE-winning work by Eve Ensler

$38 $18

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The Hollywoodland Murder: Deadly Dinner Theater for One or Two at Next Door Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Next Door Lounge

Hollywood

Guests dine on three courses as the Hollywoodland Murder show provides entertainment in a stylish, welcoming speakeasy

$84 $45

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FACE Runway Fashion Show 2015 at 333 Live on Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

FACE Runway Fashion Show 2015

333 Live

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Mingle with celebrities and fashion bloggers while a runway show displays designers’ collections; after-party with DJs

$36.87 $18

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Film-Event Admission for Two or Four at Sistah Sinema (50% Off)

Sistah Sinema

Los Angeles

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

$10 $5

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Night of Improv Comedy on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at LA Connection Comedy Theatre (Up to 50% Off)

LA Connection Comedy Theatre

Sherman Oaks

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

$10 $5

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One-Year Membership for One or Two to NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (Up to 63% Off)

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles

AT&T Center

Non-profit film society showcases documentaries, shorts, and features by talented up-and-coming filmmakers at AT&T Center

$75 $29

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Movie, Soda, and Popcorn for Two or Four at American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre or Egyptian Theatre (Up to 57% Off)

Aero Theatre or Egyptian Theatre

Multiple Locations

Historic cinemas screen festival hits and revivals; upcoming shows include Raging Bull, Jaws, and The Shining

$37 $18

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VIP Admission and Premium Drinks for Two or Four at The Belasco Theater (Up to 65% Off)

The Belasco Theater

Downtown Los Angeles

Sip drinks in a 40,000-square-foot venue with a ballroom, theatre, basement lounge, and tapas bar

$75 $27

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$30 for $60 Worth of Jazz Tickets, American Food, and Drinks for Two at Catalina Bar & Grill

Catalina Bar & Grill

Hollywood

Live jazz from top-level musicians alongside entrees such as filet mignon, rack of lamb, and shrimp scampi

$60 $30

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10-Day Circus Arts Course at STAR Enrichment Center (45% Off)

Star Education

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Junior Magician Academy: Magician’s Apprentice! For Grades 4th-9th. Tuesdays 4-5:30 pm. Oct 28th - Dec 23rd.

$265 $146

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Magic Wiggle at Hollywood Magic Theater on Sunday, December 28 (Up to 25% Off)

Magic Wiggle

Hollywood Magic Theater

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Three SoCal magicians join forces for an evening of jaw-dropping illusions

$40 $30

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Pirates Dinner Adventure for One Adult or Child (Up to 53% Off)

Pirate's Dinner Adventure

Buena Park

Guests feast while cheering for their section’s mascot as Broadway-scale, pyrotechnics-enhanced pirate show unfolds on indoor lagoon’s ship

$60.15 $28

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"Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" or "Bodies: The Exhibition" through January 30 (Up to 38% Off)

Bodies: The Exhibition or Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Premier Exhibition Center

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Marvel at 200 authentic artifacts recovered from the doomed ocean liner, or explore the human body by viewing carefully preserved specimens

$25 $18

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"We 3 Kings" at El Portal Theatre, December 27–31 (Up to 50% Off)

"We 3 Kings"

El Portal Theatre

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Talented performers mimic the voices and moves of The King of Swing, The King of Rock, and The King of Pop; special New Year’s Eve shows

$46 $25

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Movie Outing for Two or Four with Large Fountain Drinks and Popcorn at Laemmle Theaters - Claremont 5 (Up to 40% Off)

Laemmle Theaters - Claremont 5

Claremont

Nibble popcorn topped with real butter at a five-screen theater that showcases everything from Hollywood hits to foreign art-house cinema

$34.75 $22

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The Crystal Ball NYE 2015 at Metropolitan Nightclub on Wednesday, December 31 (Up to 67% Off)

The Crystal Ball NYE 2015

Metropolitan Nightclub

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Toast 2015 with confetti showers, champagne, and plenty of dancing in a luxe club setting

$53.74 $19

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New Year's Eve Comedy Show at Molly Malone's on December 31 at 8 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

NYE Comedy Show

Molly Malone's

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Year-end laughs from America’s Got Talent’s J Chris Newberg, Raj Desai of Comedy Central, and Mitch Burrow

$21.50 $12

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NYE Concert: Appetite 4 Destruction – Tribute to Guns N' Roses at House of Blues Sunset Strip on Dec 31 (Up to 49% Off)

Appetite 4 Destruction - Tribute to Guns N' Roses

House of Blues Sunset Strip

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Los Angeles GNR tribute nails the muscle and energy of the seminal rockers during serrated hits such as “Paradise City”

$35 $18

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Ivan Amodei's "Intimate Illusions" at Beverly Wilshire on December 13, 20, or 31 (Up to 52% Off)

Ivan Amodei's "Intimate Illusions"

Beverly Wilshire Hotel

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An award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

$82 $39

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In the unusual parlance of the Hunger Runs 5K, runners are “dedications,” teams are “organizations,” spectators are “assemblies,” and the race is known simply as “the hunt.” The race’s creators, the “huntmakers,” devise a series of obstacles specifically designed to encourage teamwork and camaraderie, and they set up “challenge centers” demanding expert bow-and-arrow skills, simian climbing abilities, and courage in the face of flaming objects. Organizations that finish fastest or with the most points in their designated wave earn bragging rights, awards, and cheek pinches from their proud grandmothers. Dedications are strongly encouraged to wear fun costumes and comfortable sneakers and to come bearing team spirit and the will to win.

9846 Alpaca St.
El Monte,
CA
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The 16th century comes booming back to life during The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire, which has re-created the culture, cuisine, and history of the Elizabethan era for more than five million attendees since its inauguration in 1963. Atop 13 stages sprinkled across 20 acres of festival grounds, live performers don traditional garb to demonstrate Renaissance music, dancing, battle customs, and blogging techniques. The talented actors stay in character throughout the bash, mingling with the crowds to perform alongside artisans purveying leatherware, clothing, and perfumes.

Workshops instruct visitors on how to make period crafts, after which guests can refuel with samplings of traditional Renaissance cuisine, such as hefty turkey legs and shepherd's pies, or more modern fare such as strombolis, coffee, and sweet confections. Rides and games challenge kids to toss javelins, race turtles, and recite Shakespeare's complete works on giant swings, and interactive RenQuest exhibitions hone little ones' sword-fighting skills and trivia knowledge.

15501 Arrow Highway
Irwindale,
CA
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Over the course of the summer, Street Food Cinema rolls out more than forty events that showcase the greatest hits of the silver screen and the LA food-truck scene. When the gates open, guests spread blankets on the grass and pop open coolers. Live bands play until dusk, when crowd-pleasing movies such as Fight Club and The Sandlot across the big screen. Meanwhile, a rotating food-truck schedule assembles a diverse curbside lineup, which might include asian-inspired tacos from Komodo or the gooey delights of The Grilled Cheese Truck. Their events also feature movie-themed games projected on the big screen for audience participation. During showcases, artisan vendors are on hand selling fresh baguettes, fine meats, and sweets for purchase.

Street Food Cinema's eclectic assemblage of food, music, and films has picked up attention beyond the park's bounds, snagging mentions on NBC4 and in the Huffington Post's Broke Girls Guide. Other videos of the events in action can be seen here. It's also become known for its philanthropic work: each year the organization supports one designated local charity.

285 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia,
CA
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The first thing people notice about Circus Vargas is its big-top tent. Hand-fashioned in Milan from 90,000 square feet of cerulean-blue fabric dotted with yellow stars, the canopy completed the illusion of an elegant lost era when used in the 2011 film Water for Elephants. The last thing people notice is the absence of animals. They're too busy gaping at a man balancing a 12-step ladder with his mouth.

Keeping its marvels strictly human, Circus Vargas builds on a 40-year history by blending classic feats of fearlessness with surprising new tricks. The show features magic tricks along with a skilled hand balancer, a speed juggler, and the wheel of destiny.

285 W Huntington Dr.
Arcadia,
California
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The sound of galloping horses and the scent of barbecued meats fill the air during the annual Winner's Circle BBQ Championship Santa Anita. Grill masters from across the state and country travel to Santa Anita Park to pit their slow-cooked, wood-fired chicken, pork, and beef against one another in the daylong event. The winner not only receives cash prizes and the recognition of best barbecue in California but also goes on to represent the state in national cook-off events. Attendees receive the tastiest side of the arrangement, as those bearing tasting tickets can nibble samples of the competitors' best slices and vote for the People's Choice winner. They can also partake in carnival games, face painting, pony rides, and jumping sessions inside an inflatable jump house. The horses of Santa Anita Park conjure even more excitement as they speed through the track during live races viewable from the park's infield, where the cook-off is held.

285 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia,
CA
US

Xtreme XD purports that its digital-theater ride operates in six dimensions. Three of these belong to the visuals, which spring out at viewers through depth-creating glasses. The rest belong to the suite of effects that jostle and excite the riders, ranging from seats that can jolt with up to 3 g's of force to systems that create the illusion of wind and light. Riders take their pick of a number of featured rides, which can include a roller coaster that speeds through haunted mines, safaris beset by stampeding elephants, and recreations of the nearly yearlong trip to Mars in real time.

500 Plaza Drive
West Covina,
CA
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