Nightlife in Walnut Park

Trapt at House of Blues Sunset Strip on September 21 at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Trapt

House of Blues Sunset Strip

$26 $13

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Alt-metal rockers behind "Headstrong" and "Love Hate Relationship" play their selt-titled album in its entirety

"The Vagina Monologues" at Cupcake Theater on August 22–September 21 (Up to 53% Off)

"The Vagina Monologues"

Cupcake Theater

$38 $18

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

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort on October 1 or 2 (Up to 55% Off)

The Truth Behind His Success - Jordan Belfort Wolf of Wall Street US Tour

Multiple Locations

$199 $89

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The entrepreneur whose life story inspired The Wolf of Wall Street shares secrets on sales, money management, and building a business

Shriekfest Horror Film Festival at Raleigh Studios on October 2–5 (Up to 50% Off)

Shriekfest Horror Film Festival

Raleigh Studios

$140 $70

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Four-day fest includes spine-tingling short and feature films from around the world

Standup Comedy at The Comedy Store (Up to 78% Off)

The Comedy Store

The Comedy Store

$45 $10

Comedy club once home to Jim Carrey and George Carlin hosts showcases of nationally known comics and surprise guests

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

$31.74 $18

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

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

$20 $11

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Groups share hookahs redolent of fruits and pleasant fragrances

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

Sistah Sinema

Los Angeles

$10 $5

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

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

$40 $18

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

One-Year Membership for One or Two to NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (Up to 55% Off)

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles

AT&T Center

$75 $35

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

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

Purple Wine & Coffee

Los Angeles

$30 $16

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

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

$68 $24

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

Tasting for Two with Glasses and a Bottle of Wine at Malibu Family Wines Tasting Room (Up to 62% Off)

Malibu Family Wines at the Angeles National Golf Club

Los Angeles

$66 $25

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

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

LA First Dates

On Location

$35 $17

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

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

$37 $18

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

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

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

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

Point De Vue Hookah & Cafe Lounge

Los Angeles

$21 $10

Premium hookah service with an eclectic music vibe

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

$70 $36

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

Luis Miguel at The Forum on Friday, September 19 or Saturday, September 20 (Up to 50% Off)

Luis Miguel

The Forum

$75.80 $38

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One of Mexico's biggest pop stars with nine Grammy Awards and platinum certifications in more than 10 countries

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

Aria V Wine Bar

Culver City

$62 $29

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

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

$191.90 $25

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

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

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

Noor Iranian Film Festival at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 on October 17–21 (Up to 60% Off)

"Noor Iranian Film Festival"

Laemmle's Music Hall 3

$12 $7

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Festival in its seventh year celebrates the contributions of Iranian and Iranian-Americans to film

Ivan Amodei's "Intimate Illusions" at Beverly Wilshire on September 20 or 27 or October 25 (Up to 59% Off)

Intimate Illusions

Beverly Wilshire Hotel

$73 $30

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

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

The Ice House

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

"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

$132.12 $79

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

Cool Beans Comedy for Two at Ice House Comedy Club on July 26, August 21, or September 18 (Up to 55% Off)

Cool Beans Comedy

Ice House Comedy Club

$20 $10

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Cool Beans Comedy show highlights performers from Adult Swim, The Guild, and their own sitcoms

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

Flask Fine Wines

Studio City

$48 $29

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

Four-Concert Mini-Series from Long Beach Symphony on Saturday, October 4–May 30 (Up to 50% Off)

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra

Terrace Theater and Long Beach Arena

$198 $99

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Four-concert series includes Beethoven and Mendelssohn symphonies, surf-rock hits from Papa Doo Run Run, and Brazilian bossa nova

Craft-Beer Tasting and Tour with Appetizers for One or Two from NightLife Transport (Up to 53% Off)

Nightlife Transport

Auld Dubliner

$50 $24

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

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

$40 $24

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

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

Seal Beach Winery

Los Alamitos

$30 $16.50

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

Two-Day Pass to Newport Folk Presents Way Over Yonder Feat. Jackson Browne at Santa Monica Pier (Up to 38% Off)

Newport Folk presents Way Over Yonder

Santa Monica Pier

$96.82 $60

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Jackson Browne, Local Natives, and Lucinda Williams are among the rock, folk, and blues acts at this outdoor festival

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

The Dollface Dames

Magicopolis

$30 $15

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

Movie Tickets for One or Two at Warner Grand Theatre (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Grand Vision Foundation

Central San Pedro

$15 $7.50

Watch American classic rock films in historic art deco theater opened in 1931

"Rent" at Plummer Auditorium, September 25–28 (Up to 53% Off)

"RENT"

Plummer Auditorium

$20 $10

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Professional production of the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical that follows an ensemble of artists as they fight through poverty and AIDS

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

American Fare and Drinks for Lunch and Dinner at Sammy’s Bar & Grill (Up to 36% Off). Three Options Available.

Sammy's Bar & Grill

Anaheim Hills

$20 $14

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Wash down sliders, fajitas, and flatbread pizzas with local beer and wine in an upscale sports bar with dark wood and stone accents

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8630 Garfield Avenue
South Gate,
CA
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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
US

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 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

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). Along with dressing its wait staff in lederhosen and dirndls, the Red Lion Tavern invites Germanic bands to play live music, 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