Nightlife in Laguna Woods

$39 for a Wine-Tasting Package for Two with Take-Home Wine at Laguna Canyon Winery ($88 Value)

Laguna Canyon Winery

Laguna Beach

$88 $39

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Vintners unveil 10 wines for sampling

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Rancho Las Lomas (Up to 53% Off)

Rancho Las Lomas

Silverado

$80 $39

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Guests gather in the Barn Bar to enjoy five flights of wine, plus cheese tastings, then take a stroll in the wildlife zoo afterward

ComedyJuice Standup-Comedy Show at Irvine Improv (Up to 57% Off)

ComedyJuice

Irvine Improv

$30 $15

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ComedyJuice shows pair national headliners with up-and-comers on Tuesday night bills at storied comedy-club chain

Funniest Housewives of Orange County for One or Four at The Coach House on Saturday, September 6 (Up to 60% Off)

"Funniest Housewives of Orange County"

Coach House

$25 $12.50

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

Wine-Tasting for Two or Four at Hamilton Oaks Winery (Half Off)

Hamilton Oaks Winery

Hamilton Oaks Winery

$30 $15

Winemaking duo presents guests with five naturally produced varietals

Murder Mystery Dinner Show for Two or Four at The Gourmet Detective (Up to 32% Off)

The Gourmet Detective

Multiple Locations

$144 $99

Guests enjoy a three-course meal while playing along with the detective during murder mystery dinner show

Tasting for Two, Glasses, and Cheese with Option for One or Two Take-Home Bottles at Orange Coast Winery (Up to 62% Off)

Orange Coast Winery

Newport Beach

$70 $29

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Urban microwinery crafts rich vintages with California grapes and pairs pours with vintner-selected cheese plates

"Burlesque Gives Back" at Yost Theater on Saturday, August 30, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

"Burlesque Gives Back"

Yost Theater

$30 $15

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"The foul-mouthed buxom godmother of LA burlesque" hosts an evening of old-fashioned sauciness, with all proceeds going to charity

In-Home Wine-Tasting Event for Up to 12 from PRP Wine International (Up to 73% Off). Two Options Available.

PRP Wine International Wine Tasting

Redeem from Home

$168.69 $45

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Experienced wine consultants reveal grapes' backgrounds and regions and lead guests through the qualities of six varietals

Merlin's Magic & Comedy Dinner Theatre for Two or Four at Rib Trader (Up to Half Off)

Merlin's Magic & Comedy Dinner Theatre

Rib Trader

$119.80 $60

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Medievally clad magician weaves mystical tricks before entranced audiences over a dinner of sumptuous barbecue ribs and chicken

Mediterranean Food and Hookah at Mirage Grill and Hookah Lounge (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Mirage Grill and Hookah Lounge

Huntington Beach

$40 $20

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Exotic flavors culminate in Mediterranean dishes in the dining room and in shisha flavors in the hookah lounge

"My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm in Therapy!" on July 9–August 16 (Up to 30% Off)

"My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy!"

Huntington Beach Cent. Library

$61 $42.70

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Steve Solomon’s one-man show introduces audiences to his unusual family through spot-on accents and affectionate impersonations

Fidel Rueda on August 30 or Better Than Ezra on September 21 at House of Blues Anaheim (Up to 57% Off)

Fidel Rueda or Better Than Ezra

House of Blues Anaheim

$46 $20

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Norteño melodies from "El Príncipe del acordeón" or the '90s hitmakes behind "Good," "Desperately Wanting," and "In the Blood"

American Fare and Drinks for Lunch and Dinner at Sammy’s Bar & Grill (Up to 36% Off). Three Options Available.

Sammy's Bar & Grill

Anaheim Hills

$20 $14

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Wash down sliders, fajitas, and flatbread pizzas with local beer and wine in an upscale sports bar with dark wood and stone accents

Dinner and Jazz Event for Two at Empowering Success Now presents Twilight Dinner and Jazz (50% Off)

Empowering Success Now presents Twilight Dinner and Jazz

Lake Elsinore

$190 $95

Musicians such as Kenny Rice, J. Boykin, and Vaughn Fahie create dulcet tones to accompany dinner, served by Summerly Grille Restaurant

Rockefellas Music Festival at Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium on November 15 or 16 (Up to 50% Off)

Rockefellas Music Festival

Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium

$30 $20

Musical tributes to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Tom Petty, along with local bands and classic car show

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Seal Beach Winery (Up to 45% Off)

Seal Beach Winery

Los Alamitos

$30 $16.50

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Flights of boutique wines, such as sauvignon blanc, viognier, and pinot noir

Queen Mary Events: Shoreline Jam or Long Beach Funk Fest on August 30–31 or September 1 (Up to 50% Off)

Queen Mary Events: Shoreline Jam or Long Beach Funk Fest

Long Beach

$50 $25

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Shoreline Jam welcomes reggae from The Dirty Heads and Pepper; George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic headline the Long Beach Funk Fest

Film, Panel, or Workshop at Long Beach Indie International Film Festival on August 28, 29, or 31 (Up to 50% Off)

Long Beach Indie International Film Festival

Cinemark at the Pike Theaters

$10 $5

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100+ films from across the globe, including shorts, feature-length narratives, and documentaries, along with workshops and political panels

Four-Hour Pub Crawls for One or Two from Big Red Bus (Up to 67% Off)

Big Red Bus

Tilted Kilt Long Beach

$60 $18

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Four-hour tour of four Irish pubs, three providing appetizers; scenic drives along the California shoreline on a classic double-decker bus

Four-Concert Mini-Series from Long Beach Symphony on Saturday, October 4–May 30 (Up to 50% Off)

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra

Terrace Theater and Long Beach Arena

$198 $99

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Four-concert series includes Beethoven and Mendelssohn symphonies, surf-rock hits from Papa Doo Run Run, and Brazilian bossa nova

Sunday Brunch for Two with Mimosas or Fondue for Two or Four with Wine at Five O'Clock Wine Bar (Up to 44% Off)

Five O'Clock Wine Bar

Long Beach

$40 $24

Waffle bar with fresh fruit at Sunday brunch; cheese and chocolate fondue with a wide selection of wines by the glass; patio with fire pits

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

Which One's Pink? and Queen Nation at Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, September 13 (Up to 66% Off)

Which One's Pink? and Queen Nation

Riverside Municipal Auditorium

$29 $10

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Best Tribute Band Award winner Which One's Pink? joins act that recreates vintage Queen concerts

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52%Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Take-Home Dry Growler with Four Pints of Beer for One or Two at Packinghouse Brewing Co. (50% Off)

Packinghouse Brewing Co.

Riverside

$40 $20

Take home a growler to use later; sip four pints at brewery with offerings such as Black Beauty Cream Stout and Heritage Pale Ale

$89 for Flamenco Dance Show and Three-Course Spanish Dinner with Sangria at Cafe Sevilla ($163 Value)

Cafe Sevilla

Eastside

$163 $89

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Flamenco performers accompany traditional Spanish dinners centering on paella studded with seafood, chicken, and sausage

$22 for Two 32-Ounce Growlettes with Two Fills at Sanctum Brewing Co. ($42 Value)

Sanctum Brewing Co.

Pomona

$42 $22

Housed in the historic Pomona Packing Plant, brewery infuses beers with creative ingredients, such as apples and Experimental Lemon Zest hop

Roaring 20's Themed Dinner Theater or Rockabilly Night with Beer for Two at Riley's Farm (Up to 41% Off)

Riley's Farm

Oak Glen

$65.90 $39

Charming 1880s apple packing house presents a Roaring 20s-themed dinner theater production and summer dance night with live Rockabilly music

Chelsea Lately's Michael Yo at Ontario Improv on August 29–31 (Up to 50% Off). Five Showtimes Available.

Hot-Mess Comedy Featuring Michael Yo

Ontario Improv

$24 $12

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Chelsea Lately regular waxes humorous about his multicultural background, dating, and the funny things his parents say

Standup Comedy for Two Plus Appetizer and Cake at Flappers Comedy Club (Up to 58% Off)

Flappers Comedy Club

Multiple Locations

$59 $25

Comedy club features sets from nationally touring standups seen on Reno 911! and Last Comic Standing

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

$34.75 $22

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

3rd Female Hip Hop Honor Awards at The Warner Grand Theatre on Saturday, September 13, at 7 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

3rd Female Hip Hop Honor Awards

The Warner Grand Theatre

$42.39 $25

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Gala honors hip-hop stars such as Da Brat, Oaktown’s 3.5.7, and Michel’le, with comedy from Melanie Comarcho and music from Petey Pablo

Movie Tickets for One or Two at Warner Grand Theatre (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Grand Vision Foundation

Central San Pedro

$15 $7.50

Watch American classic rock films in historic art deco theater opened in 1931

VIP Winery Tour and Tasting Experience for One, Two, or Four at Miramonte Winery (Up to 77% Off)

Miramonte Winery

Temecula

$75 $20

VIP winery package includes winery tour, tasting of 10 wines, and a wine appreciation and food-pairing class

$60 for a Wine Tasting and Tour Experience for Two at Keyways Vineyard & Winery ($246 Value)

Keyways Vineyard & Winery

Temecula

$246 $60

After touring the vineyard, guests can sample pours of wine in the barrel room, then select 12 samples of wine paired with gourmet snacks

Boutique-Wine Tasting and Winery Tour for Two or Four at Doffo Winery (Up to 38% Off)

Doffo Winery

Temecula Wine Country

$130 $80

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Guests learn about the vineyards' farming methods and see the property's vintage-motorcycle collection; tour ends with premium-wine tastings

Petite or Standard Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Briar Rose Winery (50% Off)

Briar Rose Winery

Temecula

$22 $11

Vintners describe the flavors of house varietals as they pour samples of reds and whites made from grapes grown onsite

Weekday or Weekend Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Lorimar Vineyards and Winery (Up to Half Off)

Lorimar Vineyards and Winery

Temecula

$28 $15

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Visitors build their own tasting with a choice of six wines off of the premium tasting menu

Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Oak Mountain Winery (Half Off)

Oak Mountain Winery

Murrieta

$30 $15

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Taste six wines and get a 15% discount on any wine purchased that day

Wine Tasting with Meat and Cheese plate and Take-Home Bottles of Wine at Frangipani Estate Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Frangipani Estate Winery

Temecula

$70 $35

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Sip on six wine samples and savor complementary meat and cheese amid rural views of the De Portola Wine Trail and surrounding foothills

Barrel Tasting Package for One or Two with Meat and Cheese Platter at Frangipani Estate Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Frangipani Estate Winery

Murrieta

$110 $55

Try three reds and one dessert wine in the barrel room, accompanied by paired meats, cheeses, and chocolate, then try two tasting-room pours

Four-Hour Temecula Valley Brewery Tour for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (45% Off)

Uncorked Tours

Multiple Locations

$140 $79

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Four-hour tour of 3 breweries aboard a limo coach includes tastings, 50 digital photos, and complimentary appetizers

$48 for Wine Tasting for Two with Souvenir Glasses and Bottle of Wine at Fazeli Cellars ($96 Value)

Fazeli Cellars

Old Town Temecula

$96 $48

Visitors each enjoy five samples of Fazeli Cellars' wines before taking home souvenir glasses, wine key, and bottle of Shiraz

Wine Tour and Tasting for One, Two, or Four on a Weekday or Weekend at Danza del Sol Winery (Up to 63% Off)

Danza del Sol Winery

Temecula

$55 $25

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Winery tour and wine class with tastings and appetizer pairings on a 35-acre estate with a Spanish-mission-style clubhouse

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottle of Wine at Rev Winery (77% Off)

Rev Winery

Covina

$128 $29.99

Sample and take home organic, sulfate-free wines including cabernet sauvignon, syrah, and merlot

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Mattucci Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Mattucci Winery

Oceanside

$70 $30

Each patron samples four wines; wines spend between 15 months and two years aging in oak barrels

Scientist Turned Comedian Tim Lee at Sunshine Brooks Theater on Saturday, August 23 (Up to 50% Off)

Scientist Turned Comedian Tim Lee

Sunshine Brooks Theater

$27 $13.50

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PhD-holding comedian draws on academic background and PowerPoint skills to craft cerebral comedy sets

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At the age of 5, Natalie Costa’s daughter was cute, lively, and photogenic—reason enough to give show business a try, she thought. But with no one to guide her and her daughter through the maze of booking auditions and getting representation, she found herself out thousands of dollars on useless portfolio shoots and manager fees. In response, Costa founded The Performers Academy, modeling the friendly, welcoming atmosphere on the dancing school she loved as a child. She made sure to stock it with instructors who had the inside knowledge she could have used at the outset: all professional actors, directors, and producers with lots of experience in film and TV and a special focus on children’s programming.

The academy caters both to kids seriously trying to break into the business and to casual enthusiasts who find performing a liberating way to build self-confidence. Age-appropriate classes deal with such key topics as managing audition stress, honing improvisational comedy skills, and projecting loud enough to be heard over that giant gong that somebody keeps bumping into.

24310 Moulton Pkwy
Laguna Hills,
CA
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The adage that "there are no small parts, just small actors" rings truest at The Center Stage Studio, where budding thespians of all ages get their share of the spotlight. Under the experienced wand of director Tracey DiMiceli, a seasoned performer and theater instructor who also helmed Malibu's prestigious "Fitness by the Sea" summer camp, young actors develop the skills to sing, dance, and deliver heartfelt Tony Award acceptance speeches in a wealth of classes and camps.

In the family-tailored musical theater camps, which feature themes reflecting popular musicals and children's shows, lil' thespians learn the fundamentals of theater technique—including blocking, projecting, and stage direction—and cultivate skills that boost self-esteem and critical thinking. Camps end with a public performance where every child gets a spot in a major musical number and receives a speaking role, curbing the theatrical tradition of jealous prepubescent understudies.

27101 Aliso Creek Rd
Aliso Viejo,
CA
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Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with an instructor as the teachers assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

24302 Swartz Dr
Lake Forest,
CA
US

Aqua Restaurant & Lounge, located within Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum, serves up classic American cuisine as well as gourmet specialties. In the morning, breakfast platters and cups of RainForest Alliance coffee give diners enough energy to race a taxi on foot on the way to work. Later on, chefs prepare heirloom salads and signature dishes such as the Philly West, a gourmet riff on the philly cheesesteak that pairs shaved filet mignon with housemade Jack Daniels au jus and melted provolone. A full bar, 50-inch plasma TV, and sleek decor round out the hotel-lounge experience.

23131 Lake Center Dr
Lake Forest,
CA
US

Executive chef Thomas Crijns of Brussels Bistro teams up with fellow Belgian Philippe De Smedt and French restaurateur Thierry Perreau to give his seasonally inspired menu of Belgian-style cuisine a French twist, earning the restaurant recognition as one of the 2012 Top 10 Orange County Bistro Restaurants in Gayot and named Best French Fries in 2008 in OC Weekly for their signature side with dipping sauces. With live jazz music each Tuesday through Thursday and DJs spinning music under pulsing colored lights Fridays and Saturdays, it is not surprising that OpenTable also took notice of the spot and awarded Brussels Bistro the Diners Choice for Late Night Find.

While known for its late night offerings, Brussels Bistro features a menu of lunch fare including quiche Lorraine packed with gruyere cheese, tomatoes, and bacon and savory ham-and-cheese crepes. Diners may opt to share their bountiful pots of mussels and Belgian-style fries on the sunny outdoor terrace while sipping one of nine Belgian beers on tap or 15 bottled varieties each served with a signature glass etched with its family tree.

222 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach,
CA
US

Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach has showcased the paintings, sculptures, and creations of local artists in an outdoor gallery alongside hands-on workshops and live music shows for more than 80 years. A carefully curated bumper crop of local artwork from 140 artists brightens gallery walls in a spectrum of styles, from romantic gemstone jewelry and modern abstract painting to sculptures that seem to defy the rules of physics.

Mere blocks from the ocean, the exhibits ring a spacious lawn, which brims with spectators for the festival's many events, including live jazz concerts, eco-friendly fashion shows, and live cooking demonstrations. During workshops, those spectators become artists themselves, stretching fingers into paint, pressing prints, molding clay, and post-modernly trying to eat bottles of glitter.

650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach,
CA
US