Nightlife in Universal City

"Boeing Boeing" – Up to 42% Off Farce

The Lonny Chapman Theatre

$25.75 $15

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1960s-set bedroom farce sees a young man confronted by all three of his fiancées on a fateful Parisian night

Steel Panther – Up to 47% Concert

House of Blues Sunset Strip

$19 $10

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Parody ‘80s heavy-metal band delivers muscular riffs and tongue-in-cheek lyrics during dynamic live performance

Up to 57% Off Standup Comedy

Multiple Locations

$58 $25

Comedy club features sets from nationally touring standups seen on television

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting at 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

38% Off Food and Hookah at Shisha Cafe Lounge

Encino

$40 $25

Guests relax on throw pillows in lantern-lit lounge while enjoying Mediterranean food complemented by an array of hookah flavors

"Annie" – Up to 52% Off Musical Ballet

Valley Village

$25 $12

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America’s favorite orphan and the gruff but kind millionaire who looks after her dance across the stage in this beloved musical

Up to 55% Off Comedy Slam Celebrity Hoop Jam

Los Angeles Southwest College

$27.37 $15

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Basketball game featuring comedians and actors benefits the charity Nickel of Hope

Up to 53% Off Under the Streetlamp

Greek Theatre

$53.35 $25

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Harmonizers rouse crowds with four-part vocal arrangements of classic 1960s tunes

50% Off Pub Food at The Man Cave

Studio City

$30 $15

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It's hard not to have a good time amid TVs showing games and fights, beer pong, full bar and plenty of draft brews

Broccoli City Earth Day Festival – Up to 65% Off

LA MART

$79 $29

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Earth day festival features musical stars such as JoJo and Dizzy Wright as well as yoga, food trucks, DJs, and a marketplace

Up to 52% Off Fashion Show

333 Live

$21.49 $12

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Watch designers showcase their wares from runway seats or while enjoying bottle service with friends

Up to Half Off Improv Comedy

Sherman Oaks

$10 $5

Multiple troupes perform spontaneous, audience-fueled sketches at an iconic theater whose alumni include Will Ferrell and Josh Groban

Up to 59% Off Wine Tasting at 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

47% Off at The Fifth at Vintage Bar Group

Valley Village

$30 $16

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Wide variety of beers, and crafts cocktails and mixed drinks served amid arcade games and a pool table

Half Off a Whiskey Tasting at Melody Bar and Grill

Westchester

$34 $17

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Guests put hair on their chests with samples of six whiskeys, including George Dickel Tennessee rye and Bulleit bourbon

Up to 51% Off Hollywood Heist Dinner Show at Next Door Lounge

Hollywood

$75 $37

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Guests dine on three courses as a theatrical heist provides entertainment in a stylish, welcoming speakeasy

Up to 65% Off Drinks and Snacks at The Crocker Club

Downtown Los Angeles

$68 $24

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

Up to 57% Off Movie and Concessions for Two or Four

Multiple Locations

$37 $18

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

Up to 60% Off at 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

Up to 67% Off Standup Comedy Show

Chinese Theatre

$30 $10

Historic Chinese Theatre plays host to Saturday night bills packed with popular comics

Up to 50% Off Movie & Concessions or Movie Membership Pass

Hollywood

$30 $16

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Charming art-house theater in the heart of Hollywood screens brand-new indie films. Cool and understated destination for indie-film lovers.

Beyond Business LIVE! – Up to 48% Off

The Westin Los Angeles Airport

$48.50 $25

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Veteran entrepreneur Daven Michaels teaches attendees how to increase their finances and free time through outsourcing

Up to 54% Off Rock & Shop! Los Angeles

Kesspro Studios

$10.90 $7

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Browse merchandise from local vendors, listen to local bands, and dine on food from local restaurants

52% Off Tastings and Small Plates at Wine Expo 

Mid-City

$25 $12

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Wine shop and restaurant stocks shelves with varietals from around globe, and pleases palates with cheeses, meats, small plates, and flights

Up to 79% Off Standup

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

Cool Beans Comedy – Up to 63% Off Standup

Ice House Comedy Club

$33.64 $12.50

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Six up-and-coming comics seen on standup staples such as Chelsea Lately and Conan take the stage

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As Tommy, one of Howl at the Moon’s piano players, explains on the club’s website, “Every night…we try and throw a party, regardless of whether it’s a Tuesday night or a Saturday night.” The bar’s trademark dueling pianos serve as the epicenter of these nightly celebrations; patrons submit their favorite songs on slips of paper for the pianists and backing musicians to recreate. If the website’s playlist is any indication, the bands can handle popular songs from all genres and eras, from Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” to Kanye West’s “All of the Lights.” The performances are spirited: colorful lights splash upon a stage where servers, guests, and chairs that have somehow developed mobility all dance along to the music.

Fueling the celebration is the bar’s indulgent selection of drinks. Servers stand over patrons to plunge jello injectors into their mouths, and revelers grab colorful straws to help drain 86-ounce booze buckets filled with sangria or other fruity libations. Pomegranate liqueur and honey-infused whiskey sweeten specialty cocktails, and local beers add depth to coolers stocked with Stella Artois and Dos Equis.

1000 Universal Studios Blvd
Universal City,
CA
US

At Jillian's, a nightclub ambiance pairs with modern décor and ample entertainment to host parties, catching the eye of Justin Bieber, who filmed the music video for Baby inside the colorful, 10-lane alley. An onsite restaurant and full bar sates between-set hunger pains with a menu of American eats such as hot wings, burgers, and pizzas. On Fridays and Saturdays, Jillian's hosts club nights, during which a dance floor pumps music to let patrons perfect their strike-celebration dances, Thursdays host karaoke for amateurs to take the stage and croon their favorite tunes. Between songs or bowling frames, four billiard tables draw pool sharks, and an arcade of electronic games gets virtual adrenaline pumping. For birthday parties or interventions with a friend who refuses to give up granny-style bowling, a private suite hosts up to 50 people who can play Wii games on a giant projector screen.

1000 Universal Studios Blvd.
Universal City,
CA
US

For more than 43 years, Oil Can Harry's has teemed with disco dancers, cocktail drinkers, and socialites who arrive nightly to bask in the club’s rollicking atmosphere. Owner Bob Tomasino left behind his career as a math teacher to turn up the volume at the lively nightspot, which hosts a myriad of diversions and special events that include spirited line dances, Diana Ross impersonators, and the annual Mr. Oil Can Leatherman competition. Cocktails and bottles of domestic beer clink to the beats of show tunes and karaoke ballads in the upstairs lounge, and complimentary snacks line the bar during weekday happy hours. An all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch—complete with a glass of champagne—staves off appetites worked up while dancing at Oil Can Harry's Saturday-night disco parties or attempting to outrun the sun at dawn.

11502 Ventura Blvd
Studio City,
CA
US

As dancers step into The Choreography House’s sleek red-and-white studio, they’ll quickly realize that the vertical chrome poles are not structural supports. Instead, they’ll learn how to twist, climb, and pass a tetherball around these cylindrical columns under the supervision of instructors who have spent years gracefully entangling themselves around these very poles. Their classes train both aspiring professionals and those in search of a body-bettering hobby from a packed weekly schedule that hosts sessions Sunday–Thursday from late morning to late evening.

11136 Chandler Blvd
North Hollywood,
CA
US

One of California’s largest and most renowned venues, Gibson Amphitheatre lives up to its stellar reputation as a go-to entertainment destination by corralling sought-after acts into its sprawling confines. More than 6,000 seats on two levels angle toward the stage, granting visitors easy, unobstructed views. A state-of-the-art sound system, meanwhile, allows event goers to rock out to dynamic tunes or hear even the softest whispers between an encouraging roadie and a nervous guitar making its debut performance.

100 Universal City Plz
North Hollywood,
CA
US

Saddle Ranch Chop House allows diners to put together a feast from a menu loaded with steaks and salads, then rock and ride with the restaurant's "rock meets Western" theme. Chow on a sizzling steak, such as the charbroiled, marble-cut rib eye ($24.99), or chomp into the pineapple teriyaki burger, served with a wasabi cream sauce ($11.99). To wash down a full order of barbecue baby back ribs ($21.99), take part in the Texas Tea Party, a stiff concoction of vodka, gin, rum, tequila, sweet-and-sour mix, and Coke. Saddle Ranch Chop House's seasoned chefs also cook breakfast and brunchy grub, such as cinnamon swirl Texas toast ($9.99) and buttermilk pancakes topped with fresh fruit ($8.99), until 3 p.m.

1000 Universal Studios Blvd
Universal City,
CA
US