Nightlife in Lake Balboa

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

Wine Flights for Two or Four with Cheese and Crackers at Flask Fine Wines (40% Off)

Flask Fine Wines

Studio City

$48 $29

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At a twice-weekly tasting bar, groups sample numerous varietals in wine flights paired with gourmet cheese and crackers

Standup Show and Appetizer Platter for Four, Plus 4 Tickets to a Future Show at Ha Ha Café Comedy Club (Up to 87% Off)

Ha Ha Café Comedy Club

Valley Village

$191.90 $25

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

Wine Tasting for Two or Four or Private Tasting for Up to 12 at Harry's Wine & Spirits (Up to 59% Off)

Harry's Wine & Spirits

West Los Angeles

$40 $18

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Shelves house bottles of California and international wine varietals, caviar, and specialty spirits

Three-Hour Unlimited Wine Tasting for One or Two from Sip of Vino (Up to 57% Off)

Sip of Vino

Los Angeles

$64.29 $29

During the wine tasting, guests sip unlimited pours of reds, whites, and sparkling wines from around the world while playing board games

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

Which One's Pink?, Local Brews, Local Grooves, or The Molly Ringwalds at House of Blues Sunset Strip (Up to 55% Off)

Which One's Pink?, Local Brews, Local Grooves, or The Molly Ringwalds

House of Blues Sunset Strip

$11 $5

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Evening of Pink Floyd hits, craft brew samples paired with live folk-rock, or energetic '80s cover band

Ivan Amodei's "Intimate Illusions" at Beverly Wilshire on September 20 or 27 or October 25 (Up to 59% Off)

Intimate Illusions

Beverly Wilshire Hotel

$73 $30

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

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

$37 $18

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

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

The Dollface Dames at Magicopolis on September 13–January 10 at 10:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Dollface Dames

Magicopolis

$30 $15

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Foxy burlesque team enthralls audiences with evening of striptease, song, comedy, and vaudeville

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

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

Tasting for Two with Glasses and a Bottle of Wine at Malibu Family Wines Tasting Room (Up to 62% Off)

Malibu Family Wines at the Angeles National Golf Club

Los Angeles

$66 $25

A 90-acre winery producing nine varietals, including sauvignon blanc and cabernet sauvignon; taste five wines at the LA tasting room

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

"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

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

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

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

Wine, Coffee, and Appetizers for Two or Four at Purple Wine & Coffee (Up to 48% Off)

Purple Wine & Coffee

Los Angeles

$30 $16

Wine bar serves hazelnut iced coffee, green tea latte, shrimp tempura, cheese, sandwiches, and, of course, plenty of wine

Beer-, Wine-, or Cheese-Making Class for One or Two at Simi Valley Home Brew (65% Off)

Simi Valley Home Brew

Simi Valley

$99 $35

Experts discuss the basics in brewing wine or beer or making homemade mozzarella and ricotta cheese

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

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Gennaro’s Ristorante (Up to 52% Off)

Gennaro's Ristorante

Genneros' Risrtorante

$30 $15

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Sample four local and international wines from the frequently changing tasting menu and get 10% off a take-home bottle

Wine-Flight Package for Two, Four, or Six with Assorted Meats, Cheeses & Hummus at 55 Degree Wine (Up to 50% Off)

55 Degree Wine

Atwater Village

$70 $36

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Ambrosial experts learn patrons’ tastes and recommend wine flights to sip alongside small bites in a former wine cellar lit by candles

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

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

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

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

VIP Admission and Premium Drinks for Two or Four at The Belasco Theater (Up to 60% Off)

The Belasco Theater

Downtown Los Angeles

$75 $30

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

VIP Admission for Two or Four with Drinks and Snacks at The Crocker Club (Up to 65% Off). Four Options Available.

The Crocker Club

Downtown Los Angeles

$68 $24

Specialty cocktails infused with fresh fruit pair with sliders and truffle fries in bank vault-turned-night club

Speed-Dating Event for One or Two from LA First Dates (Up to 54% Off)

LA First Dates

On Location

$35 $17

Singles rotate through five-minute encounters with each other with chances for follow-up dates

"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

$132.12 $79

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

Cool Beans Comedy for Two at Ice House Comedy Club on July 26, August 21, or September 18 (Up to 55% Off)

Cool Beans Comedy

Ice House Comedy Club

$20 $10

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Cool Beans Comedy show highlights performers from Adult Swim, The Guild, and their own sitcoms

Standup Comedy for Two with Nachos and Tickets to a Future Show at The Ice House (Up to 79% Off)

The Ice House

The Ice House

$94.50 $20

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

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

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

Wine and Artisan-Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four at Millésimé Cellars (50% Off)

Millésimé Cellars

Camarillo

$48 $24

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As winemakers explain the wine-making process from grape to glass, guests pair five wines with chocolates inside a barrel room and cellar

Select Local Merchants

Signature service: Dance Instruction

Established: 2009

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

6626 Valjean Ave
Van Nuys,
CA
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Touting a master's degree in psychology and a passion for matchmaking, Natasha Shpiner launched Two for Drinks to make the hectic dating process easier for busy professionals. Striving to supply an ethical and confidential matchmaking process, she and her staff orchestrate pairings by referencing their database of prescreened candidates built partially from existing clients' referrals. To help pinpoint client's preferences, they stage an initial 60-minute chat and continue to update the client’s profile based on responses to potential candidates. When they find a client-approved match, the team serenades the calendar in return for a time, location, and date for a meeting. They also host speed-dating events and cater an array of personal-improvement services, such as image consulting and date coaching for men and women.

16255 Ventura Blvd
Encino,
CA
US

For centuries, smoking hookah in a café has been a way to relax among friends. Lux Cafe & Hookah Lounge adds a touch of refinery to this experience. Dim lighting punctuated by a rim of neon on the ceiling shrouds the room in hushed ambiance, and a music-video DJ projects audiovisual collages onto the lounge’s wall. Seated at sofas, love seats, and magical toadstools around low tables, hookah smokers puff on Starbuzz tobacco flavors ranging from blackberry and tangerine dream to fuzzy naval.

7139 Sepulveda Blvd
Van Nuys,
CA
US

Cuisine Type: Mediterranean-Persian fusion

Established: 2014

Reservations: Not offered

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Number of Tables: 25?50

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Kebabs, hummus, fresh laffa bread, hookah

Alcohol: None

Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Pro Tip: Weekend evenings [there's a] live DJ, therefore after 9 p.m. there is a crowd. Hookah is served only after 6 p.m.

This past March, Passion Cafe & Lounge got a new owner and a new a chef. Educated at the Culinary Institute, Chef Josh uses his classical training to fuse Mediterranean and Persian influences into a single extensive menu. His specialties include beef schnitzel, hand-breaded filets of meat served over basmati rice, and the simple yet delicious tomato and egg shakshuka, two poached eggs in a hearty tomato-vegetable sauce flavored with garlic, onions, and saffron tea, and ingredient normally only found in cups of hot water and recently pranked hot springs.

17401 Ventura Blvd
Encino,
CA
US

The bartender receives an order selected from the chalkboard menu and turns toward the sky-blue backsplash of the wood-framed bar, grabbing the desired vintage from a selection of international wines that includes New and Old World-style bottles from both hemispheres. Above the bar, angled mirrors reflect the crimson walls that give The Red Room Food and Wine Bar its name, revealing dark wood tables where diners clink glasses of robust and jammy reds that can stand up to entrees of seared lamb chops and braised short ribs. Bubbly fermentations from France and Napa Valley accent crisp arugula or kale salads, and delicate, airy whites from Oregon and Argentina pair perfectly with edible bubble wrap. In the kitchen, chefs forge Mediterranean and continental small plates to accompany the bacchanalian pours with cured meats, roasted vegetables, and herb-crusted flatbreads.

17499 Ventura Blvd
Encino,
CA
US

The chefs at Prohibition Burgers & Beer named their gourmet burgers and sandwiches for notorious mobsters, celebrating the roaring '20s and the criminals that were famous for disguising themselves as sandwiches. They top beef and veggie burgers dubbed the John Dillinger, Frank Costello, or Fat Tony with ingredients such as smoked bacon, golden apples, and jalapeño cream cheese; and craft salads and sandwiches with names such as the Bonnie and Clyde and the Bugsy Siegel. Servers pair dishes with bottled beers and wines, as well as 14 imported European beers and American microbrews on draft, which they also serve atop wooden paddles in tasting flights. To further satisfy their customers, Prohibition also offers weekend brunches and tasting dinners.

17620 Ventura Blvd
Encino,
CA
US