Activities in Florence-Graham

One Month of Morning Meltdown Fitness Classes for One or Two People at FitcampLA (Up to 64% Off)

FitcampLA

South Gate

$159 $59

High-energy morning workouts designed to help shed pounds; nutrition service included

$20 for $35 Worth of Music Lessons — Bellamusic

Bellamusic

Bell

$35 $20

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Chris Mitchell Live From Los Angeles for One, Two, or Four at LA Hotel on Friday, September 5 (Up to 79% Off)

Chris Mitchell

LA Hotel

$70 $25

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Accomplished saxophonist, who is a Grammy Recording Academy member, spreads smooth tunes

Kinnik Sky's"Sunday Mourning" at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center on September 11 (Up to 51% Off)

Dazzal Mi Entertainment: Sunday Mourning

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

$35 $17

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A woman discovers she's been betrayed in a NAACP Theater Award–winning dramedy written by and starring American Idol's Kinnik Sky

The Extravaganza: A Comedy Show with Soul Singing and Poetry at Inside Jokes Comedy Club on September 6 (Up to 44% Off)

The Extravaganza: A Comedy Show with Soul Singing and Poetry

Inside Jokes Comedy Club - Level 3 inside Hollywood and Highland Mall

$26.87 $15

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Comedian Clayton Thomas hosts an evening of jokes, music, and spoken-word performances

Improv Comedy at ComedySportz Los Angeles (Up to 48% Off)

ComedySportz Los Angeles

The ComedySportz Theatre

$19.26 $10

Improv teams face off against each other in ComedySportz shows; the theater also sends up Miami Vice, Shakespeare, and action movies

Labor Day Weekend Bash at Avalon Nightclub on August 31 at 9 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

Labor Day Weekend Bash

Avalon Nightclub

$16.82 $9

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Collegiate partygoers dance to EDM from California DJs until 3 a.m. at the historic Avalon Hollywood

Pulp Fiction or A Hard Day's Night and Cookie Pizza for Two or Four at Street Food Cinema (Up to 36% Off)

Street Food Cinema

Multiple Locations

$54 $35

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In the open air of a park, musicians rock out before showings of Pulp Fiction or A Hard Day's Night as guests nosh on cookie pizza

Best of 48 FILM Project at The Directors Guild of America on Tuesday, September 2 (Up to 50% Off)

Best of 48 FILM Project

The Directors Guild of America

$30 $15

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Awards ceremony and screenings of the winners of a short film competition that requires pieces to be completed in 48 hours

Zimmer Children's Museum Visit for Two Adults and Two or Three Children (Up to 49% Off)

Zimmer Children's Museum

Mid-Wilshire

$28 $15

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Two floors house 10+ interactive art and science exhibits and programs such as sing-alongs and art time, all geared toward kids ages 0–8

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$50 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

The LA Feline Film Festival for One or Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children on September 21 (Up to 50% Off)

The LA Feline Film Festival

Exposition Park

$15 $10

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Internet cat videos join appearances by real cats and celebrity cats, with proceeds going to rescue groups

"The Vagina Monologues" at Cupcake Theater on August 22–September 21 (Up to 53% Off)

"The Vagina Monologues"

Cupcake Theater

$38 $18

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

Standup Comedy at The Comedy Store (Up to 78% Off)

The Comedy Store

The Comedy Store

$45 $10

Comedy club once home to Jim Carrey and George Carlin hosts showcases of nationally known comics and surprise guests

Yoga Hike for One or Up to 15 People from Hiking Yoga (Up to Half Off)

Hiking Yoga

Griffith Park

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort on October 1 or 2 (Up to 55% Off)

The Truth Behind His Success - Jordan Belfort Wolf of Wall Street US Tour

Multiple Locations

$199 $89

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The entrepreneur whose life story inspired The Wolf of Wall Street shares secrets on sales, money management, and building a business

$1,600 for a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Program from Yoga Teacher Training ($4,200 Value)

Michelle Mazur Yoga Therapy

Los Angeles

$4,200 $1,600

Certification program covers Vinyasa practice, yoga philosophy, and ayurvedic healing

$10 for One-Day Passes for Four to The Ultimate Women's Expo ($40 Value)

The Ultimate Women's Expo

Los Angeles Convention Center

$40 $10

Presentations on finance, entrepreneurship, style, and healthy living at an expo highlighting new designers and beauty innovations

F.A.C.E. Runway Fashion Show at 333 Live on Saturday, November 1, at 8:00 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

F.A.C.E. Runway Fashion Show

333 Live

$31.74 $18

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Mingle with celebrities and fashion bloggers while watching a runway show displaying designers' 2015 collections; after-party with DJs

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

Grace Fraga Presents "Badass Girls of Comedy Show" at Inside Jokes Comedy Club & Lounge (Up to 63% Off)

Grace Fraga presents "Badass Girls of Comedy Show"

Inside Jokes Comedy Club & Lounge

$27 $10

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Female comedians seen on television and at clubs across the country star in a standup series hosted by performer Grace Fraga

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

$100 $29

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

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

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

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

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

$160 $49

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

5 or 10 Open-Play Sessions at The Awesome Playground (Up to 56% Off)

The Awesome Playground

Highland Park

$40 $20

Sock-adorned kids traipse through indoor play equipment for endless fun

LA Celebrity Homes Tour for Two, Four, or Six From LA Hollywood Tours (Up to 74% Off)

LA Hollywood Tours

Los Angeles

$98 $28

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

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

Pure Barre Hollywood

Hollywood

$90 $40

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

$49 for a One-Hour Weekday Horseback Tour for Two from Sunset Ranch Hollywood ($80 Value)

Sunset Ranch Hollywood

Hollywood Hills

$80 $49

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Ride through the hills of Griffith Park on a leisurely horseback tour and see the Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory, and downtown LA

10 Boot Camp Classes or 5 or 10 Weeks of Classes at Boot Camp "Morning Crunch!" (Up to 87% Off)

Boot Camp "Morning Crunch!"

Multiple Locations

$175 $24

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12 outdoor locations host early-morning boot camps that eschew screaming and exhausting exercise in favor of motivating people for the day

5, 10, or 15 Aquatic Yoga Classes at H2Yoga (Up to 55% Off)

H2Yoga

The Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy, Westside JCC

$85 $39

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

5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes at Ladan's Fitness & Healing Club (Up to 80% Off)

Ladan's Fitness & Healing Club

Los Angeles

$90 $20

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

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

Sistah Sinema

Los Angeles

$10 $5

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

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

Combat Crossfit

Central San Pedro

$100 $39

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

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

Art Of Bella Studio

Mid-Wilshire

$45 $25

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

Piano Studies LA

Hollywood

$40 $20

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

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

Sweat City Fitness

Multiple Locations

$50 $19

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

Rock Climbing or Canyoneering Tour for 2 or 4, or Hiking Tour for 2 with SoCal Adventure Company (Up to 58% Off)

SoCal Adventure Company

Multiple Locations

$300 $150

Outdoor experts guide small groups as they traverse picturesque canyons and rappel off of waterfalls and rock walls

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

Travel Town Museum Foundation

Los Angeles

$60 $30

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

Private Tap-Dancing Lessons for One, Two or Four with Mark at Upstairs Tap Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Mark at Upstairs Tap Studio

Venice

$75 $35

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

One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two at LA Fit Camp (Up to 71% Off)

LA Fit Camp

Los Angeles

$60 $19

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

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

Latin Dance

Los Angeles

$90 $29

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

10 or 20 Yoga Classes or One Year of Unlimited Classes at Yogala Studios (Up to 62% Off)

Yogala Studios

Multiple Locations

$130 $49

Vinyasa and Kundalini yoga; inventive classes like Yoga and Sound, which uses healing vibrational sound from gongs, tuning forks, and voices

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

Got Trainer?

Los Angeles

$150 $29

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

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Fitopia L. A. Fitness Studio (Up to 74% Off)

Fitopia L. A. Fitness Studio

Los Angeles

$150 $49

Students torch calories in Zumba, kickboxing, cross-training, boot-camp, and small-group-training classes

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

XTC Gym

Eagle Rock

$100 $39

Build strength and endurance in boot camp or kickboxing classes

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

Miho Naito Ballet

Westwood

$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

$50 $22

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

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

The Yoga Collective

Venice

$130 $45

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

$45 for an 80-Minute Flight Simulator Session at Fly The Dream ($89 Value)

Fly The Dream

Mid-Wilshire

$89 $45

F-16 simulator creates vivid flying experience using 180-degree field of vision views, replica seats, and cockpit with 100+ functions

$39 for Five Pilates Classes at Club Pilates ($80 Value)

Club Pilates

Los Angeles

$80 $39

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Classes use Reformer, Springboard, & EXO chair apparatus to enable a full body workout, strengthen abdominal muscles, & boost flexibility

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

Teagen Rose Fitness

Los Angeles

$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

$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

$34 $15

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

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

Artavia Massage & Fitness

Eagle Rock

$90 $27

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

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

Juan Guadarrama Fitness

Los Angeles

$150 $53

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

Stand Strong 3d, Llc.

Valley Village

$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

$120 $39

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

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

Northridge Futsal League

Los Angeles

$125 $63

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Two or Four Private Personal-Training Sessions at Dylan Conrad Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

Dylan Conrad Fitness

West Los Angeles

$260 $49

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

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

Hawaiian Total Fitness Mma

Los Angeles

$120 $64

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30-Minute Helicopter Tour for Two or Three People from Copter Pilot (Up to 48% Off)

Copter Pilot

Van Nuys Airport

$450 $299

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

One Month of Membership or Unlimited Cross Training Classes at Wilfit Sports Club (Up to 77% Off)

WilFit Sports Club

WilFit Gym

$195 $45

Memberships grant access to strength-straining &cardio equipment, while cross training classes build broad fitness through varied exercises

$39 for Five Body-Sculpting Classes at Pop Physique (Up to $95 Off)

Pop Physique

Multiple Locations

$95 $39

Students sweat to indie and hip-hop tunes during high-intensity strength and flexibility workouts designed around ballet-barre exercises

Five Dance or Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at The Gym@Hayden (66% Off)

The Gym@Hayden

Los Angeles

$85 $29

Gain strength and flexibility in these dance and yoga classes offered in a laid-back neighborhood gym

10 or 20 Sessions of Oceanside Meditation and Lite Yoga with Time Out (Up to 72% Off)

Time Out

Multiple Locations

$130 $39

Join the group at the beach, where instructor Tiffany leads relaxation sessions that help you work on body and mind

Two-Hour Hollywood-Sights Tour for One or Five from Rockin Hollywood Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Rockin Hollywood Tours

Hollywood

$40 $20

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Knowledgeable guides lead guests on two-hour tours that visit over 70 famous Hollywood locations

Six or Eight Fitness Boot-Camp Sessions at Rich LIFE Success Driven (Up to 63% Off)

Rich LIFE Success Driven

Los Angeles

$115 $45

Outdoor boot camps enlist equipment such as resistance bands, free weights, and Bosu balls to strengthen bodies and burn calories

$69 for $149 Worth of Martial Arts — West Coast Hwarangdo Academy

West Coast Hwa Rang Do

Los Angeles

$149 $69

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Four or Eight 60-Minute Private Yoga Sessions at I Heart Kundalini (Up to 61% Off)

I Heart Kundalini

West Los Angeles

$432 $196

Relax and heal in private outdoor Kundalini yoga sessions led by an energy healer and certified yoga instructor

5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes at UEvolution (Up to 62% Off)

UEvolution

Downtown Los Angeles

$95 $45

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Pilates reformer equipment helps tone and build long, lean muscles while supporting your core; small group classes of five or less

Five, Ten, or Fifteen Classes at CrossFit Woodland Hills (Up to 72% Off)

CrossFit Woodland Hills

Canoga Park

$150 $49

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Students exceed personal fitness goals with a full-body, high-intensity exercise program that blends strength, cardio, and stamina training

Two or Four Tickets to GRAMMY Museum (Up to 50% Off)

GRAMMY Museum

Downtown Los Angeles

$25.90 $13

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Donna Summer and the greats of 1960s Los Angeles are the centerpiece of this summer's exhibitions at the GRAMMY Museum

Four or Six Personal-Training Sessions plus One Month of Gym Access at Prime Fit Elite (Up to 83% Off)

Prime Fit Elite

Los Angeles

$396 $79

Personal-training sessions provide one-on-one attention with customized fitness programs; sessions are supplemented by regular gym access

$42 for $120 Worth of Dance Lessons — Kova Ballet Conservatory

Kova Ballet Conservatory

Los Angeles

$120 $42

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$35 for $100 Worth of Dance Lessons — Westmor Dance Studio

Westmor Dance Studio

Los Angeles

$100 $35

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$129 for a Flying Lesson with Classroom Time, Simulator Time, and In-Plane Instruction at Encore Flight ($430 Value)

Encore Flight

Northridge

$430 $129

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An FAA-certified instructor teaches in a classroom and inside a simulator, before taking students up in a plane for real-world instruction

Gay LA Walking Tour with Snacks for Two or Four from Out & About Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Out & About Tours

Los Angeles

$90 $39

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Walking tour explores Los Angeles' historic LGBT sites including Native American settlements and Golden Age hotels and bathhouses

One or Three 90-Minute On-Location One-on-One Personalized Women's Yoga Sessions at Get INtuit Yoga (Up to 60% Off)

Get INtuit Yoga

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Seasoned instructor leads personalized sessions at scenic public parks, leading women through invigorating, flexibility-boosting yoga poses

10 or 15 Yoga Classes at Silver Lake Pilates Studio (Up to 62% Off)

Silver Lake Pilates Studio

Silver Lake

$120 $49

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Yoga instructors lead Vinyasa flow classes inside a Pilates studio, where a piano waits in the lobby for a maestro to tickle its ivories

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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,
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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 Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The founders of Liberation Yoga were probably flattered when their studio was named one of LA Weekly's best yoga studios in 2013. But it wasn't the highest honor they'd ever received?in 2007, Travel+Leisure crowned Liberation Yoga one of the best studios in the entire world.

Those are just two of the numerous awards the studio has accumulated since it opened in the early 2000s, right when the '90s fitness craze of teasing hair until your arms gave out began to decline. Perhaps the praise is due to the fact that the majority of its yoga instructors boast more than a decade of experience. Or maybe it's because they focus solely on yoga while still offering a wide variety of classes types. That class range includes from gentle styles of yoga, which relieve stress, to flow classes, which challenge the body with rigorous, Vinyasa-style movements, to classes specifically designed for families and toddlers.

Or maybe it's the classroom itself?a bright, mystical place where mismatched dark and light hardwood slats cover the floors, natural light pours through the windows, and a sky-blue ceiling slants toward the outer wall. Touches such as tree-like wooden poles, greenery and flowers, and brown vines complete the fairytale look, making the studio a magic place in which to move and obtain inner peace.

124 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

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