Theater & Shows in San Elijo Hills

Up to 51% Off Standup-Comedy Show

World Series of Comedy

The Comedy Palace

$45 $25

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Professional standup comics curated from field of hundreds compete for the chance to advance toward the finals in Las Vegas

42% Off Mystery Comedy Dinner Show

Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater

The Imperial House Restaurant

$130 $75

Four-course meal and commemorative show magnets accompany a live, comedic mystery performance with audience participation

"Old Jews Telling Jokes" – Up to 34% Off Standup

"Old Jews Telling Jokes"

Lyceum Theatre (The Space Theater)

$68.50 $45

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Based on the popular web series, this off-Broadway revue shares wisecracks in a heartfelt celebration of Jewish humor

ComedyJuice – Up to 57% Off Standup

ComedyJuice

Mad House Comedy Club

$30 $15

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Sets from up-and-coming comedians seen on "How I Met Your Mother," "Chelsea Lately," and "Last Comic Standing"

45% Off Flamenco Dinner Show at Cafe Sevilla

Cafe Sevilla

San Diego

$163 $89

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

"Into The Woods" – Up to 45% Off

"Into The Woods"

Broadway Starz FPTA

$22.68 $13

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Tony-winning musical starring local youth critiques the concept of "happily ever after" with a dark take on several Grimm's fairytales

Up to 60% Off Women’s Standup Showcase

"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

Up to 40% Off Interactive Dating Debate

"The Great Love Debate"

The Laguna Playhouse

$41.99 $25

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Town Hall-style dating event pairs 6 love experts with 400 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

Up to 80% Off Standup at Irvine Improv

Improv Irvine

Improv Irvine

$96 $20

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Storied chain of comedy clubs where Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld held sway welcomes comics such as Christopher Titus

Up to 32% Off Murder Mystery Dinner at The Gourmet Detective

The Gourmet Detective

Multiple Locations

$144 $99

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

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

Hugh Laurie – Up to 49% Off Concert

Hugh Laurie

Fox Performing Arts Center

$188 $96

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The charismatic star of House unleashes his musical talent in support of his bluesy new album, Didn't It Rain

Up to 50% Off "Gotham Vixens" Burlesque

"Gotham Vixens"

Yost Theater

$30 $15

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Acclaimed burlesque performers put on a saucy "Batman"-themed show featuring classic comic-book villains

Up to 41% Off Dinner Theater or Rockabilly

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

Up to 50% Off Gut Busters Comedy Show

Gut Busters

The Hub Bar & Lounge

$20 $10

Weekly comedy show headlined by local funnyman Rick Rome

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Veteran ballet dancers Lauri-Michelle and Benjamin Houk run a duo of prominent dance academies designed to aid children in the pursuit of toe-tapping excellence. Five four-hour days of dance camp break up the drudgery of summertime like an ice-cream truck breaks up a cul-de-sac water-balloon fight. Jazz Contemporary Hip-Hop workshop and the Ballet Summer Intensive offer various age-specific seminars for young hoofers all the way up to older teens, and the Mary Poppins Musical Theater Camp trains the starry eyes and limbs of Broadway-bound 6- to 12-year-olds. The academies' Dancing Princesses camp teaches 4- to 6-year-olds how to gracefully sway with any glass footwear or beast dance partner.

1635 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd
San Marcos,
CA
US

Hewing to the artistic vision of director Leslie Craig-Foxworth, the international cartel of stage-trained rug-cutters at Performing Arts Workshop lead dancers of all ages in ballet, tap, and jazz classes. Scan the schedule courses suiting tap-ready toes attached to child or adult feet, with new classes including Vaganova-style adult beginning ballet, modern dance for the 45+ crowd, and the Mommy & Me sessions, which set tots as young as 2 spinning while they're still small enough to hide inside a jewelry box. Children aged 6–12 as well as full-grown adults can click shoes in respective beginner tap classes, while Starlets and Twinkle Toes classes impart the foundations of classical ballet in children 3–5 years old. The Performing Arts Workshop puts on twice-yearly performances, including The Nutcracker in December, which, unlike the cliques of haughty real-world wooden dolls, remains open to all students.

1105 2nd St
Encinitas,
CA
US

The stars of the Great White Way traverse time zones to shine upon San Diego in Broadway Then…and Now!, a whirlwind sing-along travelogue that whisks audiences through the greatest hits of Broadway history. Artistic Director Jung-Ho Pak and Associate Conductor Dana Zimbric pave memory lane with eye-popping video backdrops and ear-salivating sounds, leading a boisterous orchestra and a cast of Broadway ringers through golden-era melodies mixed with modern pearls. Susan Egan, acclaimed as Broadway’s longest-running Sally Bowles in Cabaret, graces the stage with her Fosse-fueled charisma to belt out beloved ditties alongside fellow master thespians Doug LaBrecque of Phantom fame and Victor/Victoria veteran Rachel York. From the razzle-dazzle of Irving Berlin’s “There’s No Business Like Show Business” to the abba-zabba of Mamma Mia, Broadway Then…and Now! leaves no show tune unturned, allowing families to taste all of Manhattan’s yummiest fruits without having to ransack Tammany Hall for tickets.

340 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido,
CA
US

Throughout its 12-acre arts complex, with more than 9,000 feet of performance space, the California Center for the Arts intersperses a variety of mediums and disciplines with the overarching aim of promoting community building. The museum's three visual-art galleries and sculpture court have housed more than 75 exhibitions since 1994, including interactive exhibits on going "green" that feature tips from crocodiles and the Wicked Witch of the West. Currently, Patricia Patterson's exhibition Here and There, Back and Forth mystifies museum-goers with theatrical installations and painted snapshots. Along with free admission to the museum for two adults and up to four children, family memberships include priority seating and presale tickets to performances, invitations to preview events, and free admission for two adults to the Art & Intrigue show.

340 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido,
CA
US

Eschewing the over-the-top costumes and writing that typify many other murder-mystery dinners, The Dinner Detective San Diego’s cast of improvisational actors blends in with audiences, holding secrets tight to their chests while steering each night’s tension-filled storyline. After a diner is found murdered, a resident detective helps lead the investigation, allowing guests to interrogate one another with Tickle Monster tactics to distinguish the culprit among the crowd of fellow diners and dissembling thespians. Multicourse meals keep bodies well fueled during spurts of crime-solving intuition, and a prize basket awaits the gumshoe who comes closest to solving the case.

340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido,
CA
US

Renovated in 2011, the Museum of Making Music showcases a permanent display of hundreds of unusual and vintage instruments charting the progression of song-crafting from 1900 to modern times. Five museum galleries present popular music, innovations in instruments and their manufacture, and marketing and distribution techniques in five eras throughout the 20th century. Racks of gleaming instruments line the cases, as well as more eclectic pieces such as double-neck guitars, the crossbreed GuitarViol, and an ancient, forgotten instrument whose name is always whispered: the "clarinet." The museum is dotted with interactive exhibits, giving visitors the chance to craft their own tunes on the exhibit's drum kits or keytar.

5790 Armada Dr
Carlsbad,
CA
US