The Comedy & Magic Club has been making audiences laugh since 1978, hosting up-and-coming talent as well as internationally famous comedians such as Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jay Leno, who performs at the club every Sunday. In a casual atmosphere, guests can flex their chuckle muscles while watching funnymakers stand in front of a bright gold curtain and crack jokes about pop culture, politics, or bright gold curtains. Upcoming giggle-inducers include Comedy Central veteran Nick Thune and Last Comic Standing winner John Heffron. When not inhaling oxygen lost during fits of laughter, audiences can inhale drinks, appetizers, desserts, and full-blown entrées from The Comedy & Magic Club's menu. A two-item minimum per person is required.
Commanding a fleet that includes Lincoln Town Cars, eight-passenger limos, and whopping 20-passenger Hummers, the chauffeurs of Ilssk Limousine Service scoop up riders for jaunts in an around Los Angeles. Their airport car service helps travelers relax before or after big trips, with comfortable leather seats cushioning passengers while drivers navigate traffic and crack the occasional knock-knock joke. Customizable sightseeing tours reveal LA’s inner secrets to out-of-towners and staycationers alike, zooming past iconic landmarks in vehicles ranging from a Mercedes Benz S-Class to a Cadillac Escalade. Back at the office, friendly dispatchers ring customers with a courtesy call prior to their scheduled pickup, and dole out free rides on the rare occasions that an Ilssk driver is more than 15 minutes late.
My Gym, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 20 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level (starting as young as six weeks) and designed to incorporate the latest physiological, psychological, and meteorological research. My Gym offers classes for all developmental degrees, from Tiny Tykes, a class for parents and babies that focuses on movement, to Champions, five-and-a-half- to eight-year-olds mastering sports and gymnastics skills. Schedules and class options vary by location; click here to see the Beverly Hills lineup.
Conveniently frozen inside the Peninsula Mall, Palos Verdes Ice Chalet opens its frosty flatland to recreational skaters, figure skaters, and hockey players of all ages. During daily public-skating sessions, guests slide into a pair of skates before gliding onto the ice, where cool breezes brush past cheeks and offer refreshing reprieve from heat waves and baseball caps made of lit firecrackers. As families, friends, and couples coast across the arctic tundra, the facility's speakers pump out energizing jams to inflate each outing with an extra dose of cheer. Between rounds of public skating, the rink also throws birthday parties, hosts hockey leagues, and holds hockey and figure-skating lessons, some of which are led by coaches with international experience.
Netting toothsome hauls from both land and sea, Mickie Finnz's menu pairs fishy fare with farm-fed favorites and serves them up in a fun, beach-bungalow-themed atmosphere. Practice face-first dives into platters piled with undersea edibles, such as Baja-style fish tacos ($2.75 each), a yellow-fin ahi burger with fresh chips and salsa ($10.75), or a bucket of fried, breaded whitefish ($9.95). Landlocked lunchers can sate sea-fearing stomachs with a variety of earthbound eats, such as barbecue-chicken pizza ($9.95), or bid a fond farewell to hunger with the Aloha burger, topped with grilled pineapple, teriyaki, and grilled onions ($8.75).
The knowledgeable staff at Open Ocean Surf, which has been locally owned for 26 years, outfits surfers and skaters with merchandise from top industry brands such as Lost and O'Neill. Customers can fasten trucks and wheels to a Guy Mariano “Girls Girls Girls” deck ($58.95), fashionably thrash the waves in a pair of Lost Mason Rock-It board shorts ($64.50), or convince merfolk of shared lineage by donning a set of 8-inch composite fins ($52). Open Ocean Surf’s O’Neill organic T-shirts ($24) bestow eco-conscious folk with trendy threads, and a 9-foot Sticky Bumps surfboard leash ($24.95) keeps floaters from sailing off in search of Atlantis.