Tickets & Events in Santa Monica

Latin Food Fest Grande Tasting for One, Two, or Four on March 21, 2015 (Up to 53% Off)

Latin Food Fest Grande Tasting

Beach Park, Santa Monica

Celebrity chefs perform cooking shows and panel discussions, while more than 100 exhibitors offer samples of Latin food and drink

$120 $59

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Tickets for Two or Four or Season Pass for One or Two to Street Food Cinema (Up to 55% Off)

Street Food Cinema

Multiple Locations

Musicians rock out before Pulp Fiction in a park, all but one, which are dog friendly

$162 $80

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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

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

$37 $18

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Ivan Amodei's "Intimate Illusions" at Beverly Wilshire on December 13, 20, or 31 (Up to 52% Off)

Ivan Amodei's "Intimate Illusions"

Beverly Wilshire Hotel

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

$82 $39

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The Crystal Ball NYE 2015 at Metropolitan Nightclub on Wednesday, December 31 (Up to 67% Off)

The Crystal Ball NYE 2015

Metropolitan Nightclub

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Toast 2015 with confetti showers, champagne, and plenty of dancing in a luxe club setting

$53.74 $19

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New Year's Eve Comedy Show at Molly Malone's on December 31 at 8 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

NYE Comedy Show

Molly Malone's

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Year-end laughs from America’s Got Talent’s J Chris Newberg, Raj Desai of Comedy Central, and Mitch Burrow

$21.50 $12

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NYE Concert: Appetite 4 Destruction – Tribute to Guns N' Roses at House of Blues Sunset Strip on Dec 31 (Up to 49% Off)

Appetite 4 Destruction - Tribute to Guns N' Roses

House of Blues Sunset Strip

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Los Angeles GNR tribute nails the muscle and energy of the seminal rockers during serrated hits such as “Paradise City”

$35 $18

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Improv Show for Two, One Year of Shows for One, or Four Classes at LA Connection Comedy Theatre (Up to 63% Off)

LA Connection Comedy Theatre

L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre

As many as three improv troupes perform every night at a theater that offers classes for adults and children

$24 $12

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"We 3 Kings" at El Portal Theatre, December 27–31 (Up to 50% Off)

"We 3 Kings"

El Portal Theatre

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Talented performers mimic the voices and moves of The King of Swing, The King of Rock, and The King of Pop; special New Year’s Eve shows

$66 $40

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Donnie Kehr’s Rockin’ Dueling Pianos at 42West on January 8–February 26 (Up to 50% Off)

Donnie Kehr’s Rockin’ Dueling Pianos

42West

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Veteran of the Broadway and film casts of Jersey Boys leads a rotating lineup of piano rockers for an all-request show

$20 $15

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USC Trojans Men's Basketball Game at the Galen Center on December 3, 7, or 30 (Up to 81% Off). Three Seating Options.

USC Men's Basketball

The Galen Center

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Equipped with some of the nation’s top young talents, the up-and-coming Trojans battle non-conference opponents at the Galen Center

$26 $5

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Connect Baroque and Contemporary Art During Two Exhibit Tours

Art Gallery Tour

Brentwood

Clare Kunny or Robin Trento help groups draw parallels between 17th-century painter Rubens and contemporary artist Simon Toparovsky

$50

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"The Vagina Monologues" at Cupcake Theater on December 4–January 10 (Up to 53% Off)

"The Vagina Monologues"

Los Angeles

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

$38 $18

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at the Galen Center at USC on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Galen Center at USC

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$58 $35

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The Hollywoodland Murder: Deadly Dinner Theater for One or Two at Next Door Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Next Door Lounge

Hollywood

Guests dine on three courses as the Hollywoodland Murder show provides entertainment in a stylish, welcoming speakeasy

$84 $45

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FACE Runway Fashion Show 2015 at 333 Live on Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

FACE Runway Fashion Show 2015

333 Live

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Mingle with celebrities and fashion bloggers while a runway show displays designers’ collections; after-party with DJs

$36.87 $18

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

Sistah Sinema

Los Angeles

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

$10 $5

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One-Year Membership for One or Two to NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (Up to 60% Off)

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles

AT&T Center

Non-profit film society showcases documentaries, shorts, and features by talented up-and-coming filmmakers at AT&T Center

$75 $31

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

The Belasco Theater

Downtown Los Angeles

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

$75 $30

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$29 for $60 Worth of Jazz Tickets, American Food, and Drinks for Two at Catalina Bar & Grill

Catalina Bar & Grill

Hollywood

Live jazz from top-level musicians alongside entrees such as filet mignon, rack of lamb, and shrimp scampi

$60 $29

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10-Day Circus Arts Course at STAR Enrichment Center (45% Off)

Star Education

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Junior Magician Academy: Magician’s Apprentice! For Grades 4th-9th. Tuesdays 4-5:30 pm. Oct 28th - Dec 23rd.

$265 $146

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$22 for Admission and Gift Package at the LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show ($56.83 Value)

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show

Pasadena

Explore booths, enjoy free samples, meet celebrity bakers, and enter a baking contest; desserts and online cooking-school trial included

$56.83 $22

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Standup-Comedy Show for Two with Food and Tickets to a Future Show at The Ice House (Up to 80% Off)

The Ice House

West Central

An intimate club carries on a 50-year tradition of hilarity that has included sets by Robin Williams, George Lopez, and Jerry Seinfeld

$98 $20

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"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

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

$132.12 $79

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Long Beach Symphony at Terrace Theater and Long Beach Arena, January 31–March 28 (Up to 55% Off)

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra

Multiple Locations

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Four classical and pops concerts from the LBSO feature music by Ella Fitzgerald, Tito Puente, and Aaron Copland

$219.50 $99

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Pirates Dinner Adventure for One Adult or Child (Up to 53% Off)

Pirate's Dinner Adventure

Buena Park

Guests feast while cheering for their section’s mascot as Broadway-scale, pyrotechnics-enhanced pirate show unfolds on indoor lagoon’s ship

$60.15 $28

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"Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" or "Bodies: The Exhibition" through January 30 (Up to 38% Off)

Bodies: The Exhibition or Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Premier Exhibition Center

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Marvel at 200 authentic artifacts recovered from the doomed ocean liner, or explore the human body by viewing carefully preserved specimens

$25 $18

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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Over the course of the summer, Street Food Cinema rolls out more than forty events that showcase the greatest hits of the silver screen and the LA food-truck scene. When the gates open, guests spread blankets on the grass and pop open coolers. Live bands play until dusk, when crowd-pleasing movies such as Fight Club and The Sandlot across the big screen. Meanwhile, a rotating food-truck schedule assembles a diverse curbside lineup, which might include asian-inspired tacos from Komodo or the gooey delights of The Grilled Cheese Truck. Their events also feature movie-themed games projected on the big screen for audience participation. During showcases, artisan vendors are on hand selling fresh baguettes, fine meats, and sweets for purchase.

Street Food Cinema's eclectic assemblage of food, music, and films has picked up attention beyond the park's bounds, snagging mentions on NBC4 and in the Huffington Post's Broke Girls Guide. Other videos of the events in action can be seen here. It's also become known for its philanthropic work: each year the organization supports one designated local charity.

1501 Will Rogers State Park Road
Pacific Palisades,
CA
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New York-native John Cassese's motto is, "If you can walk, you can dance." The celebrity dance instructor and choreographer's own quick-stepping career began at the tender age of 10, jumpstarting a passion that would eventually take him careening across the stages of off-Broadway productions, nightclubs, dance competitions, and the occasional monster-truck rally. It wasn't until he relocated to Los Angeles that an agent dubbed him "The Dance Doctor," and soon after, he found his fleet-footed prowess and teaching abilities in high demand amongst production studios such as Sony, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox.

Between choreographing a Charleston dance sequence on AMC's Mad Men and singing at the 50th birthday parties of Billy Crystal and Wolfgang Puck, John leads a team of instructors as they teach celebs and everyday Tinseltowners the finer points of styles ranging from ballet to hip-hop. Despite all the fanfare, his biggest praise comes from his work with soon-to-be-married couples, who seek his advice on everything from basic steps and song selection, to the length of the post-cake-cutting conga line.

1440 4th St
Santa Monica,
CA
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At twin cinemas in Hollywood and Santa Monica, American Cinematheque preserves the thrill of classic films and introduces the newest works by modern auteurs. A relic of the glamorous past, the Egyptian Theatre was built in 1922 and inspired by the search for the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. From its first showing of Robin Hood until today, it has operated as a movie house, and now sends 60-foot-wide images and crystalline sound flashing through the ornate mirage of its interior.

Today, the screens' ever-unpredictable and constantly changing lineup can include anything from the lightweight whimsy of Citizen Kane to the modern masterpiece Spaceballs, and frequent festivals focus on themes from world cinema to film noir.

At both cinemas, modern works are often further illuminated by their creators, with events and post-show discussions featuring the directors and actors.

1328 Montana Ave
Santa Monica,
CA
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Each year, more than 60 galleries and artists from Los Angeles and the intangible web of the art world beyond flock to Art Los Angeles Contemporary like butterflies in migration. During their stay, they display their colors in Santa Monica's Barker Hangar, which hosts 40,000 square feet of exhibition space with 40-foot ceilings ideal for extra-tall installations or human pyramids made of Shaquille O’Neal sculptures. In addition to paintings and functional furniture from emerging and established artists, Art Los Angeles Contemporary also hosts a programming series of talks, curator-led panel discussions, and film screenings. This year, the exposition will spotlight Ceci n’est pas… Art Between France and Los Angeles, a cultural-exchange program culminating in more than 30 French-American collaborations.

Barker Hanger
Santa Monica,
CA
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Cirque Style Fitness’ founders, Ivo Gueorguiev, a former Cirque du Soleil acrobat and director, and Jill Hansen, an aerial performer and Pilates instructor, draw from a combined 60 years of experience in leading aerial workouts. They lead students of all fitness levels—no previous gymnastics or dance experience required—through their high-flying routines. Students ascend toward the ceiling, winding a bolt of silky fabric around their arms and calves, using techniques from gymnastics, Pilates, and how to crochet in midair. Instructors also delve into ballet techniques and on-the-ground circus routines to help pupils to improve their coordination, strength, and alignment.

1815 24th Street
Santa Monica,
CA
US

As Karie Bible strides across Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the hem of her mourning gown absorbs dew from the gravesites of Douglas Fairbanks and Jayne Mansfield. She tours the cemetery for a living, leading groups to crypts and monuments that mark the remains of deceased celebrities. Whether recounting the legacy of actress Marion Davies or kneeling at the spike of grass that marks Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer's final resting place, she immerses tour-goers in Hollywood history. Each tour lasts about two hours and sheds light on cherished stars, as well as lesser-known entertainers and community members.

6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
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