Activities in Florence-Graham

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga and Fitness Classes at YogaWorks ($149 Value)

YogaWorks

Multiple Locations

Yoga Alliance–trained instructors lead exercisers of all abilities through yoga classes that include Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Flow

$149 $39

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60- or 30-Minute Batting Cage Sessions at Sluggers Batting Cages (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Sluggers Batting Cages

South Gate

Batters work on their swing and at-plate swagger in individual batting cages surrounded with protective fencing top to bottom

$25 $15

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$20 for $35 Worth of Music Lessons — Bellamusic

Bellamusic

Bell

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

$35 $20

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$165 for $300 Worth of Moonwalk Rental — G & G Movie Screens

G & G Movie Screens

Bell

Backyard movie night! Outdoor screen package includes: 12-foot screen, HD projector, 2500-watt powered speaker.

$300 $165

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Five Private Dance Classes from Glamorous Productions (65% Off)

Glamorous Productions

Compton

Hip-hop, African, modern, praise, and jazz dance classes are offered for children aged 9–18

$250 $88

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"Little Shop of Horrors" at Cupcake Theater on November 14–30 (Up to 50% Off)

"Little Shop of Horrors"

Cupcake Theater

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A lovelorn flower-shop employee finds himself in trouble when his venus flytrap finds an appetite for human flesh in this R&B musical

$38 $19

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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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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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East West Players' "Takarazuka!!!"on November 26–December 6 at 8 p.m. (Up to 56% Off)

"Takarazuka!!!"

David Henry Hwang Theater

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The star of an all-female Japanese revue reluctantly faces her upcoming retirement—and finds herself struggling with societal gender roles

$37 $17

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Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall on November 28, December 4, or December 5 (Up to 40% Off)

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Walt Disney Concert Hall

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An evening of German and Austrian works from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries; Mussorgsky anchors a program of music based on paintings

$70.50 $43

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"The Phantom of the Opera" at The Los Angeles Theatre Center on December 12 or 13 (Up to 31% Off)

"The Phantom of the Opera"

The Los Angeles Theatre Center

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Multimedia performance pairs the classic Lon Chaney silent film with dizzying theatrical effects and a thrilling original score

$46.15 $32

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UCLA Men's Basketball Game at Pauley Pavilion on December 3, 7, or 10 (36% Off)

UCLA Bruins

Pauley Pavilion

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UCLA men’s basketball team hosts three contests in hopes of reprising last season’s excellent 16–2 mark at home

$21.85 $14

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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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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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5 or 10 Women's Kickboxing Bootcamp Classes at Foxy and Fierce Women's Kickboxing (Up to 76% Off)

Foxy and Fierce Women's Kickboxing

Hollywood Dojo

Slam fists, feet, elbows, and knees into pads with muay thai moves spliced with Pilates, yoga, and strength conditioning

$100 $29

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Four Group or Private Swimming Lessons for Child Three Months or Older at Water Wings Northridge (Up to 52% Off)

Water Wings Northridge

Northridge, CA

At a pool that’s part of the United States Swim School Association, instructors teach kids of all ages how to navigate the water

$110 $55

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Five or Ten Dance Classes at MNR Dance Factory (71% Off)

MNR Dance Factory

West Los Angeles

Dancers choose from classes such as jazz, tap, hip hop, and ballet

$120 $35

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at InYoga Center (Up to 76% Off)

InYoga Center

Valley Village

Expansive yoga studio hosts more than 50 classes each week, including rigorous & beginner friendly class styles

$160 $39

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Children's Winter Camp Sessions at arc (Up to 43% Off). Four Options Available.

arc

Hancock Park Elementary

Kids ages 4–11 learn about music, science, and photography with hands-on activities during winter camp sessions

$265 $150

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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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$1,600 for Yoga-Teacher Training with Michelle Mazur - Yoga Teacher Training ($4,200 Value)

Michelle Mazur - Yoga Teacher Training

Los Angeles

Learn the basics of yoga and how to teach it to others

$4,200 $1,600

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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Chess, Sewing, Magic, Screen-Writing, or Sketch-Comedy Youth-Enrichment Classes at STAR Enrichment Center (40% Off)

STAR Enrichment Center

Pico - Robertson

Interactive two-month courses cover a wide range of topics, from screenwriting to performance art to needlework, for youths in grades K–12

$210 $126

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General Admission for Two or Four Adults, or Dual or Family Membership at USS "IOWA" (Up to 43% Off)

USS IOWA

Los Angeles

“Battleship of Presidents” provides a memorable experience for families and visitors as they venture through over years of history

$36 $25

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($ 129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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Four or Eight Hoop, Poi, or Staff Classes, or Admission to Fire-Eating Workshop at Fire Groove (Up to $ Off)

Fire Groove

East Hollywood

Fitness classes feature artistic hoop dancing or poi or staff spinning; learn the basics of fire eating in a safety-focused workshop

$90 $29

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Five Yoga Classes at FLX Physique (70% Off)

Flx Physique

Los Angeles

From the merchant: five group yoga or fusion classes and a private session to build strong and flexible muscles

$170 $51

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50-Minute Group Horseback Trail Ride for Two or Four at Westside Riding School (Up to 50% Off).

Westside Riding School

Will Rogers State Historic Park

2-mile trail rides through Will Rogers State Historic Park showcase views of the Los Angeles Basin, Pacific Ocean, and Santa Catalina Island

$150 $75

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Two-Hour Crime or Urban Legend Tour from Crimebo's Los Angeles Crime Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Crimebo's Los Angeles Crime Tours

Multiple Locations

Crimebo the clown leads tours on foot and in an air-conditioned van, regaling groups with stories about famous crimes and LA’s urban legends

$30 $15

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Dance Classes at Dance In Motion (75% Off)

Dance In Motion G-way Fitness

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Two weeks of classes; classes include ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and breakdancing; ages 2 1/2 to adult

$120 $30

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Standup-Paddleboarding Lessons or Four-Hour Rental for One or Two at Venice Beach Surf School (Up to 83% Off)

Venice Beach Surf School

Venice Beach Surf School

Instructor with more than 25 years slicing waves teaches students to master the same

$160 $49

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Two One-Hour Jump Passes at Sky Zone (Up to 50% Off). Two Locations Available.

Sky Zone

Multiple Locations

Bounce around the indoor trampoline playground for two hours of energy-expending fun; choose from locations in Covina and Los Angeles

$34 $17

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LA Celebrity Homes Tour for Two, Four, or Six From LA Hollywood Tours (Up to 75% Off)

LA Hollywood Tours

Los Angeles

Seated in an open-air van, tour-goers cruise by numerous celebrity mansions in picturesque Los Angeles

$98 $29

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5 or 10 Pure Barre Fitness Classes at Pure Barre Hollywood (Up to 56% Off)

Pure Barre Hollywood

Hollywood

Full-body workouts of Pure Barre fitness classes utilize a ballet, pilates, & yoga movements to create long, lean & toned bodies

$90 $40

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5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes at Archer Pilates & Wellness (Up to 66% Off)

Archer Pilates & Wellness

Westchester

Reformer machines add resistance to core-building Pilates moves that are customized to suit each guest

$185 $69

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Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Woodland Hills (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Woodland Hills

Los Angeles

Fitness-centric classes utilize kickboxing techniques to burn away calories

$90 $15

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Granada Hills Martial Arts & Fitness (65% Off)

Granada Hills Martial Arts & Fitness

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Yoga, Pilates and Ballet Burn classes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning

$100 $35

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3, 6, or 12 Personal Training Sessions at Faaland 2 Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Faaland 2 Fitness

Los Angeles

Personal trainer Paul Faaland helps make workouts more effective with one-on-one attention and tailored workouts

$240 $59

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5, 10, or 15 Aquatic Yoga Classes at H2Yoga (Up to 52% Off)

H2Yoga

The Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy, Westside JCC

Heated indoor pool eases tension and limbers muscles as students build strength and flexibility in creative yoga sessions

$85 $42

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5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes at Ladan's Fitness & Healing Club (Up to 75% Off)

Ladan's Fitness & Healing Club

Los Angeles

Exercisers follow the lead of experienced fitness instructors in classes ranging from calm, body-lengthening yoga to intense boot camp

$90 $25

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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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Five- or Ten-Class CrossFit Pass at Combat Crossfit (Up to 66% Off)

Combat Crossfit

Central San Pedro

Coaches guide exercise routines that combine weightlifting, gymnastics, and track-and-field techniques to build strength and versatility

$100 $39

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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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Lessons in Historical Fighting Arts at Iron Shield Arms (Up to 73% Off). Four Options Available.

Iron Shield Arms

Los Angeles

Learn about and practice the fighting tactics and weaponry of historical warriors from ancient gladiators to medieval knights to pirates

$75 $25

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120-Minute Painting Class from Art of Bella (44% Off)

Art Of Bella Studio

Mid-Wilshire

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

$45 $25

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Two Weeks of Hot Yoga Classes at Kinship Studios (65% Off)

Kinship

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Come experience our brand new State of the art, Hot yoga! Plus traditional elements, yoga therapy, Pranayama, enjoy!

$100 $35

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$59 for a One-Month Membership with Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Encino ($199 Value)

CrossFit Encino

Los Angeles

CrossFit gym offers a different Workout of the Day daily to help members improve their strength and athleticism

$199 $59

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One, Three, or Six 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Piano Studies LA (Up to 55% Off)

Piano Studies LA

Hollywood

Each lesson covers both technical and musical aspects of piano-playing, focusing on the student's choice of classical or popular songs

$40 $20

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Sweat City Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Sweat City Fitness

Multiple Locations

Trainers vary routines for every session of their 20-25 person outdoor boot camps

$50 $19

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Ballroom Dance Lesson for Two or Two Wedding Dance Lessons for Two at Amy Lawrence Ballroom Dance (Up to 74% Off)

Amy Lawrence Ballroom Dance

Los Angeles

Dancing pairs learn the moves for the foxtrot, waltz, tango, and other dances; couples prepare for their first dance as newlyweds

$95 $25

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Two or Four 45-Minute Private Dance Lessons for One or Two at The Connected Dancer (Up to 50% Off)

The Connected Dancer

Multiple Locations

Dance lessons give a one-on-one introduction to a variety of Ballroom styles ranging from the tango to the Viennese waltz

$190 $95

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Seven-Day Musical Instrument Course at STAR Enrichment Center (50% Off)

Star Education

Los Angeles

From the merchant: The Listen: A Brief Exploration into Modern Art Music & Close Listening, Tues 6-7:30pm, Oct 28th-Dec 23rd, Adults 16+

$240 $120

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Two-Hour Hollywood Tour in Open-Air Van for One, Two, or Four at Hollywood Dream Tours (Up to $ Off)

Hollywood Dream Tours

Hollywood

Open-top busses cart passengers past Hollywood streets, theaters, and celebrity homes during two-hour tour

$49.99 $25

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Family or Individual Travel Town Museum Foundation Membership (Up to 50% Off)

Travel Town Museum Foundation

Los Angeles

Support educational outreach and restoration programs with a year of gift shop discounts, admission to members-only events, and souvenirs

$60 $30

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Private Tap-Dancing Lessons for One, Two or Four with Mark at Upstairs Tap Studio (Up to 69% Off)

Mark at Upstairs Tap Studio

Venice

Instructor Mark Marchillo guides students through the principles of percussive footwork, accommodating beginning to advanced dancers

$75 $28

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One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two at LA Fit Camp (Up to 73% Off)

LA Fit Camp

Los Angeles

NASM-certified trainers motivate clients of all fitness levels through fun, challenging workouts

$60 $18

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Three Dance Classes from SNOOKNUK Arts Cafe (65% Off)

Snooknuk Arts Cafe

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Specialized classes for kids from Musical Theater to Ballet Creation. Professional instructors in a Fun Creative space.

$60 $21

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One or Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes at Kuk Sool Won Martial Art Fitness Center (Up to 84% Off)

Kuk Sool Won Martial Art Fitness Center

Los Angeles

Lessons for children and adults teach self-defense skills through Korean martial-arts techniques

$200 $39

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Two-, Four-, or Six-Class Punch Cards at Latin Dance (Up to 91% Off)

Latin Dance

Los Angeles

Learn salsa, cumdia, bachata, and merengue dances from Latin-dance instructor with more than 16 years of experience

$90 $29

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Tour with Tastings for Two or Four at Greenbar Distillery (50% Off)

Greenbar Distillery

Downtown Los Angeles

Every single spirit is made by hand with real ingredients, from the whiskey and tequila to the ever-popular gin

$24 $12

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Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from Fitfean (75% Off)

Fitfean

Melrose

Certified personal trainers and wellness coaches help you reach your fitness ideal through functional exercise and nutrition

$150 $38

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at LA Jiu Jitsu Academy (54% Off)

LA Jiu Jitsu Academy

Melrose

Kids Brazilian jiu-jitsu for self-defense, bully proofing, exercise, life values

$149 $69

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Two, Four or Six 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Got Trainer? (Up to 85% Off)

Got Trainer?

Los Angeles

Trainer designs a workout program to help clients lose weight, build muscle mass or recover from injury

$150 $29

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5 or 10 Boot Camp or Kickboxing Classes at XTC Gym (Up to 63% Off)

XTC Gym

Eagle Rock

Build strength and endurance in boot camp or kickboxing classes

$100 $39

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$109 for $350 Worth of Dance Lessons — MIHO NAITO BALLET

Miho Naito Ballet

Westwood

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

$350 $109

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One-Year Individual or Family/Dual Membership to the Chinese American Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Chinese American Museum

Chinatown

In its 10th year, CAM's current exhibits include L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments, documenting Chinese immigration to the States

$50 $22

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$45 for 10 Yoga Classes at The Yoga Collective ($130 Value)

The Yoga Collective

Venice

Experienced instructors lead a variety of challenging, flow-based yoga classes in this downtown Venice studio with access to parking

$130 $45

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6-Week Outdoor Boot Camp from Teagen Rose Fitness (65% Off)

Teagen Rose Fitness

Los Angeles

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

$180 $63

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$38 for $85 Toward one hour guitar lesson (with extra 15 minute "how to practice" coaching session)

Zotzinmusic

Atwater Village

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

$85 $38

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Admission for Two or Four with $10 or $20 Off at Gift Shop at The Museum of Contemporary Art (56% Off)

The Museum of Contemporary Art ( moca )

Downtown Los Angeles

Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat and other visual masters star in permanent collection at museum filled with post-1940 art

$34 $15

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One, Three, or Five 60-Minute Signature Artavia Workouts at Artavia Massage & Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Artavia Massage & Fitness

Eagle Rock

Personal trainer to athletes helps you reach fitness goals with personal training sessions that blend yoga, boxing, and core exercises

$90 $27

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$53 for $150 Worth of Personal Training — Juan Guadarrama Fitness

Juan Guadarrama Fitness

Los Angeles

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

$150 $53

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6-Week Outdoor Boot Camp from Stand Strong 3D (70% Off)

Stand Strong 3d, Llc.

Valley Village

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

$20 $6

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month Unlimited Yoga Classes for One or Two Hollywood Power Yoga (Up to 68% Off)

Hollywood Power Yoga

Hollywood

Three styles of yoga taught by five instructors who emphasize the importance of challenging the body and balancing the mind

$120 $39

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$63 for $125 Worth of Soccer at Northridge Futsal League

Northridge Futsal League

Los Angeles

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

$125 $63

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Two or Four Private Personal-Training Sessions at Dylan Conrad Fitness (Up to 88% Off)

Dylan Conrad Fitness

West Los Angeles

Burn fat and build muscle during customized personal-training sessions that provide students with one-on-one attention

$260 $40

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$64 for $120 Worth of Martial Arts — Hawaiian Total Fitness MMA

Hawaiian Total Fitness Mma

Los Angeles

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

$120 $64

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30-Minute Helicopter Tour for Two or Three People from Copter Pilot (Up to 53% Off)

Copter Pilot

Van Nuys Airport

Helicopter tours provide a bird's eye view of sights such as the Hollywood Sign, Encino, and Santa Monica Pier; custom tours also available

$450 $280

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One, Two, or Three Four-Week Sessions of Classes at Core Conditioning CrossFit (Up to 81% Off)

Core Conditioning CrossFit

Pan Pacific Park

Instructors work with a small group of students for four straight weeks, sculpting and toning their bodies with a blend of intense exercises

$299 $59

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• The Edwards South Gate Stadium 20 in South Gate • The Pacific Winnetka All Stadium 21 in Chatsworth • The Regency Plant 16 in Van Nuys

8630 Garfield Avenue
South Gate,
CA
US

Amid the bustle of Hollywood Boulevard stand two monuments to the silver screen. One, the TCL Chinese Theatre, oozes with history— imported Chinese stone lions, a 90-foot-tall copper roof, and concrete blocks that bear the handprints of Hollywood luminaries from years gone by each memorialize the celebrated role the building has played in Hollywood for more than eight decades.

Next door, Chinese 6 Theatres is a tribute to the cutting-edge. Six theaters, some with 3D capability, immerse viewers in ultra-realistic picture and sound better than sitting inside Steven Spielberg's android brain. Beyond the plush theater seating, a bar slings cocktails for in-movie sipping and a restaurant serves a full menu for cravings after the show. The service schedule varies for the bar and the restaurant but both will be open during Summer 2013. Whether they opt for the historic cinema or the ultramodern theater, visitors can catch a full slate of acclaimed new releases on their chosen big screen.

The storied history of TCL Chinese Theatre rivals those of the more than 200 celebrities whose handprints, footprints, and autographs are cemented into the theater's forecourt. Erected in 1927 and declared a historical and cultural landmark in 1968, the iconic theater stages movie screenings, premieres, events, and red-carpet ceremonies. Today, moviegoers walking through the theater's main courtyard can revel in the same opulence of those 1920s screen idols, craning their necks upward to take in the looming pagoda that frames the entrance. Inside, the theater's original 1927 screen towers high above the plush red-velvet seats, surrounded by wooden panels that rise to a ceiling with flowing Chinese-style drawings. This classic Hollywood setting is one of the reasons why the theater, in an echo of its origins, hosts celebrity-studded premieres, such as the 2012 opening for Life of Pi and the 2013 opening for Beautiful Creatures.

6925 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.

Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.

245 S. Main St
Venice,
CA
US

Petroleum mogul Dr. Armand Hammer clung to life just long enough to see The Hammer Museum make its debut in 1990, passing away three weeks later. Without the founder’s support, construction screeched to a halt and spaces sat in varying states of completion. But not for long. The powers that be at UCLA saw Hammer’s vision, and took control of the abandoned museum in 1994. They restored it to its former glory by importing the university’s own collections and staff. Today, The Hammer’s unique compendium of works still hints at the unlikely collaboration that bore the museum all those years ago. Its stockpile of masterpieces explores the modern-day in a contemporary collection of mostly drawings and photographs. Richard Hawkins’ disembodied zombie george green might best embody current artistic trends; his expressionless eyes stare from a yellow backdrop, the handiwork of an undead inkjet printer. Meanwhile, the Armand Hammer Collection, left behind by the museum’s namesake, balances george and other outlandish works with 19th-century art by Degas, Cézanne, and van Gogh. It’s virtually impossible to predict whether rotating exhibits will land in classic or contemporary camps. They range from performance art installations—Floor of the Forest depicts two dancers moving through hanging jumbles of used clothing and ropes—to sculptures, paintings, and drawings. To cultivate better artistic understanding, the Hammer Museum hosts events including lunchtime art talks, tours, and screenings.

10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

DanceGardenLA was created by Zahra Zuhair and Jenna, who have been belly-dancing since childhood and have travelled the world accumulating impressive professional credits. Zuhair has trained in traditional folk and Eastern styles?including Lebanese, Turkish, Moroccan, and Tunisian?but her specialty is Egyptian belly dance, which she has studied with some of the top teachers in Cairo. She has also been featured on the cover of Zaghareet! magazine and has written, directed, and choreographed productions as the artistic director of the Ghazella Dance Company and Po Na Na Dance Theatre. Jenna acted as a goddess bellydance instructor on an episode of Sex and the City, and made appearances on The Tyra Banks Show and the Food Network program Aarti Party. She has also starred in several bestselling belly dance-instruction DVDs.

Thanks to their more than 50 years of combined teaching experience and a talented team of award-winning instructors, the studio was named the Best Place to Learn the Art of Bellydancing in 2012 by LA Weekly. The site recommended instructor Princess Farhana's "witty repartee (and Hollywood rock-scene anecdotes)," and described the predominantly female atmosphere as "always encouraging, never intimidating." The crew teaches classes including classic and tribal-style bellydance, Bollywood, and cutting-edge dance fitness such as Bellyquake and E5.

3191 Casitas Ave., Suite 112
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Jay Kerwin knows a thing or two about making it through a tough regimen. A certified skydiver, scuba diver, pilot, and EMT, he was also one of only seven to graduate from the Air Force’s Pararescue Special Operations Indoctrination program––a course that begins with about 500 candidates. Now known as “the Major,” he helps build confidence and stronger bodies at Boot Camp LA, instilling his students with the same kind of motivation and work ethic that led him to win several national bodybuilding competitions and open pickle jars with ease.

Atop the plush grass and unforgiving concrete surrounding the La Brea Tar Pits and George C. Page Museum park, new and experienced recruits tone muscles as sneakered feet beat the ground during military-style drills that include running, strength workouts, and circuit training. Classes are lead by Jay and his wife Marcella, an athlete since age 10 and fondly referred to as “the Lieutenant.” Together, they work with men and women of all ages and fitness levels, developing workouts and offering nutrition advice. Recruits can train before the sun rises with classes ending before 10 a.m., or shake off sweat and workplace stress as the sun sets during an evening class. Aside from helping students lose weight, the Major and Lieutenant help them start or end each day with positive reinforcement, staying away from the yelling, belittling, and mama insulting often associated with traditional military-style boot camps.

5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

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