Nightlife in Walnut Park

"The Great Latino Love Debate" at Downtown Independent Theatre on October 29 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

The Great Latino Love Debate

Downtown Independent Theatre

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Town Hall-style dating event pairs 6 love experts with 200 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

$41.99 $25

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Horror Movies in the Park for Two at Street Food Cinema (Up to 43% Off). Five Options Available.

Street Food Cinema

Multiple Locations

In the open air of a park surrounded by food trucks, horror fans take in classic flicks projected onto a giant screen

$24 $14

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Standup Comedy for Two or Four with Tickets to a Future Show at Hollywood Improv (Up to 76% Off)

Hollywood Improv

Hollywood Improv

Storied comedy club hosts nationally touring comedians such as Michael Palascak, Greg Fitzsimmons, and David Huntsberger

$80 $20

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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

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Mingle with celebrities and fashion bloggers while watching a runway show displaying designers' 2015 collections; after-party with DJs

$31.74 $18

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"Little Shop of Horrors" at Cupcake Theater on October 3–November 9 (Up to 50% Off)

"Little Shop of Horrors"

Cupcake Theater​​

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A lovelorn flower-shop employee finds himself in trouble when his venus flytrap finds an appetite for human flesh in this R&B musical

$38 $19

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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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Hookah for Four or Two Hookahs for Six or More at Midnight Boba Hookah Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

Midnight Boba Hookah Lounge

Los Angeles

Groups share hookahs redolent of fruits and pleasant fragrances

$20 $11

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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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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

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

$40 $18

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One-Year Membership for One or Two to NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (Up to 55% 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 $35

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$16 for $30 Worth of Mixed Drinks, Craft Cocktails, and Beer at The Fifth at Vintage Bar Group

The Fifth at Vintage Bar Group

Valley Village

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

$30 $16

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

Purple Wine & Coffee

Los Angeles

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

$30 $16

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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

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

$68 $24

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Tasting for Two with Glasses and a Bottle of Wine at Malibu Family Wines Tasting Room (Up to 47% Off)

Malibu Family Wines at the Angeles National Golf Club

Los Angeles

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

$66 $35

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

LA First Dates

On Location

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

$35 $17

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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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VIP Admission and Premium Drinks for Two or Four at The Belasco Theater (Up to 65% 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 $27

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$10 for $21 Worth of Hookah Smoking — Point De Vue Cafe & Hookah Lounge

Point De Vue Hookah & Cafe Lounge

Los Angeles

Premium hookah service with an eclectic music vibe

$21 $10

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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

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

$70 $36

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Intocable at Greek Theatre on Friday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)

Intocable

The Greek Theatre

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Intocable shake up their classic Tejano and Norteño sound with poppy melodies and rock guitars

$53.60 $25

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Halloween Massacre at QC2020 on Friday, October 31 (Up to 61% Off)

Halloween Massacre

QC2020

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Giant Halloween party celebrates the spooky holiday with haunted mazes, a cemetery-themed dance floor, and a costume contest

$23.30 $10

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Wine and Appetizers for Two or Four at Aria V Wine Bar (Up to 60% Off)

Aria V Wine Bar

Culver City

Guests can enjoy appetizers and wine, with offerings from red to white and everything in between, in this upscale wine bar

$62 $29

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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

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

$191.90 $25

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Alex Ramon #NewMagic at El Portal Theatre on November 1 at 8 p.m. or November 2 at 3 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Alex Ramon #NewMagic

El Portal Theatre

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Award-winning magician reveals new illusions and sleight of hand tricks in his family-friendly show

$50 $25

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$20 for One Ticket to "Smoke & Mirrors" Play at The Road Theatre (Up to $37.20 Value)

"Smoke & Mirrors"

The Road Theatre

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Albie Selznick performs impossible stunts on his journey to becoming a master illusionist

$37.20 $20

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"Girls Night: The Musical" at Torrance Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 34% Off)

"Girls Night: The Musical"

Torrance Cultural Arts Center

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Girls Night: The Musical follows five women sharing life stories during a night of karaoke filled with bawdy laughs and classic songs

$53 $35

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Belanova at House of Blues Sunset Strip on October 22 at 9 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Belanova

House of Blues Sunset Strip

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Grammy-winning electropop from the Guadalajaran trio known for the singles “Tus Ojos,” “No Me Voy a Morir,” and “Sólo Dos”

$43 $21

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

Gennaro's Ristorante

Genneros' Risrtorante

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

$30 $15

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Ivan Amodei's "Intimate Illusions" at Beverly Wilshire (Up to 59% Off). Ten Showtimes Available.

Intimate Illusions

Beverly Wilshire Hotel

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

$73 $30

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Vampire Wine-Tasting Package and Gift for Up to Two or Four at Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room (Up to 53% Off)

Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room

Beverly Hills

During tastings, individuals sample vampire-inspired local wines such as Dracula Merlot

$80 $40

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The Resurrection at The Colony Hollywood on October 30 at 9 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

The Resurrection

The Colony

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Massive Halloween party with spooky decor, costumes, two rooms of music, and beats spun by DJ Mike Danger

$16.82 $9

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

The Ice House

West Central

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

$94.50 $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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Christian Ford #MagicMan Show for One or Two at Jon Lovitz Comedy Club on October 12 or 24 (Up to 50% Off)

Christian Ford #MagicMan

Jon Lovitz Comedy Club

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Christian Ford astounds audiences with death-defying feats in an all-ages or adults-only show

$15 $10

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

Flask Fine Wines

Studio City

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

$48 $29

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Craft-Beer Tasting and Tour with Appetizers for One, Two, or Four from NightLife Transport (Up to 51% Off)

NightLife Transport

Auld Dubliner

Revelers are transported to two local breweries for tastings, appetizers, and discount growlers

$50 $25

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Sunday Brunch for Two with Mimosas or Fondue for Two or Four with Wine at Five O'Clock Wine Bar (Up to 44% Off)

Five O'Clock Wine Bar

Long Beach

Waffle bar with fresh fruit at Sunday brunch; cheese and chocolate fondue with a wide selection of wines by the glass; patio with fire pits

$40 $24

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Seal Beach Winery (Up to 45% Off)

Seal Beach Winery

Los Alamitos

Flights of boutique wines, such as sauvignon blanc, viognier, and pinot noir

$30 $16.50

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Orchestra Santa Monica's "Heroic Beethoven and More" for One or Two on October 26 at 3:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

“Heroic Beethoven and More”

Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High Campus

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Grammy-winning pianist plays the West Coast premiere of a Pelecis concerto in an evening otherwise dedicated to Beethoven

$30 $18

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

The Dollface Dames

Magicopolis

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

$30 $15

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Standup Comedy at Flappers Comedy Club (Up to 57% Off)

Flappers Comedy Club

Multiple Locations

Comedy club features sets from nationally touring standups seen on television

$58 $25

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Speed-Dating Event for One or Two at SoCal Express Date (Up to 55% Off)

SoCal Express Date

Multiple Locations

Chat for five minutes with up to 15 people and follow up with your matches via email

$32 $16

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

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

$60 $29

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Standup-Comedy Show for Two or Four with Tickets to a Future Show at Brea Improv (Up to 76% Off)

Brea Improv

Brea Improv

Up-and-coming comics take the mic in a storied comedy chain that has showcased Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld

$80 $20

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Select Local Merchants

• The Edwards South Gate Stadium 20 in South Gate • The Pacific Winnetka All Stadium 21 in Chatsworth • The Regency Plant 16 in Van Nuys

8630 Garfield Avenue
South Gate,
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Amid the bustle of Hollywood Boulevard stand two monuments to the silver screen. One, the TCL Chinese Theatre, oozes with history— imported Chinese stone lions, a 90-foot-tall copper roof, and concrete blocks that bear the handprints of Hollywood luminaries from years gone by each memorialize the celebrated role the building has played in Hollywood for more than eight decades.

Next door, Chinese 6 Theatres is a tribute to the cutting-edge. Six theaters, some with 3D capability, immerse viewers in ultra-realistic picture and sound better than sitting inside Steven Spielberg's android brain. Beyond the plush theater seating, a bar slings cocktails for in-movie sipping and a restaurant serves a full menu for cravings after the show. The service schedule varies for the bar and the restaurant but both will be open during Summer 2013. Whether they opt for the historic cinema or the ultramodern theater, visitors can catch a full slate of acclaimed new releases on their chosen big screen.

The storied history of TCL Chinese Theatre rivals those of the more than 200 celebrities whose handprints, footprints, and autographs are cemented into the theater's forecourt. Erected in 1927 and declared a historical and cultural landmark in 1968, the iconic theater stages movie screenings, premieres, events, and red-carpet ceremonies. Today, moviegoers walking through the theater's main courtyard can revel in the same opulence of those 1920s screen idols, craning their necks upward to take in the looming pagoda that frames the entrance. Inside, the theater's original 1927 screen towers high above the plush red-velvet seats, surrounded by wooden panels that rise to a ceiling with flowing Chinese-style drawings. This classic Hollywood setting is one of the reasons why the theater, in an echo of its origins, hosts celebrity-studded premieres, such as the 2012 opening for Life of Pi and the 2013 opening for Beautiful Creatures.

6925 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Steingarten LA?s dining room, awash with muted golden tones and dominated by a kaleidoscopic art piece, doesn?t immediately scream German biergarten. Its menu, however, astutely outlines the restaurant?s integral blend of hearty Old-World fare and contemporary California cuisine. More than 20 varieties of sausage?including traditional bratwursts and spicy lamb links as well as game offerings of wild boar and berry?sit beneath toppings of pickles or house mustard. Each of the 8-ounce burger patties is made from grass-fed, antibiotic- and hormone-free beef, and can be custom-built with toppings such as smoked mozzarella and applewood bacon. True to form as a German-inspired eatery, Steingarten accents their food with exhaustive drink lists, including a beer list with German, Belgian, and American craft brews on tap. Creative cocktails include a white manhattan, made from clear American whiskey, and a cocktail of the month that has been aged in a used whiskey barrel.

With a drink in hand, patrons can stroll over to Steingarten?s intimate outdoor patio flanked with high stone walls and trellis-climbing ivies. In one corner, rosy cushioned benches surround a slender fire pit that flickers subliminal messages from behind a glass enclosure. The ivy motif also manifests in wrought-metal curlicues on each door and over the beverage fridge that takes up an entire wall at the bar.

10543 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles,
CA
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Over the course of the summer, Street Food Cinema rolls out more than a dozen 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.

700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Though it first opened in 1959 as an English pub, the Red Lion Tavern has given Los Angeles an easy way to visit the boisterous beer gardens of Munich since 1963. The diverse menu includes lunch and dinner options, and even hosts a champagne brunch. The menu's hearty emphasis on sausage, beer, and cabbage hasn?t changed much in 50 years, and today features seven kinds of sausage and extensive pretzel and schnitzel offerings, along with an extensive list of beers. Customers can also enjoy a myriad selection of salads, sandwiches, soups, seafood, pork, poultry, desserts and sides such as red cabbage or German fried potatoes. The Tavern also features weekly specials in addition to a number of coffee specialties.

Two indoor bars and an outdoor beer garden give patrons plenty of places to refill their pints?and the bartenders likewise offer plenty of opportunities to practice one's German (their native tongue). Piano players are on hand nightly to provide live entertainment for guests to enjoy. Along with dressing its wait staff in lederhosen and dirndls, the Red Lion Tavern hangs the work of German artists upon their walls and sends partied-out patrons home in German-engineered cabs whenever possible.

2366 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Though all the food at Nola's is modeled after the Cajun and Creole cuisine of the Big Easy, the restaurant?s housemade ingredients give it a personalized spin. Chefs toss fried wings in a special tangy hot sauce, serve popcorn shrimp with a signature honey-chipotle sauce, coat 10-ounce catfish fillets with a special blend of seasonings, and cook fried chicken for 20 minutes.

When it comes to classic dishes such as jambalaya, the cooks approach from various angles, adding shirmp and crab claws to create a seafood version. For vegetarians, they've come up with a version that uses tofu sausage and fresh veggies. Rounding out the jambalaya variations, there is also a breakfast jambalaya souffl?, for those who love breakfast at all hours of the day. For lunch, they specialize in shrimp, oyster, and catfish po' boys, which are drenched in a cornmeal-and-flour batter, fried, and served with housemade roasted-garlic tartar sauce.

To complement feasts, bartenders whip up specialty cocktails, including a tequila-and-watermelon-juice blend called the Witch Doctor, inspired by the witch doctor that lives on the roof. Beneath the chandeliers and wooden beams of the rustic dining room, meals unfold as live musicians serenade diners with the sounds of New Orleans?style blues and jazz.

734 E 3rd St
Los Angeles,
CA
US