Tickets & Events in California


Local Brews Local Grooves: Local Brews Local Grooves at House of Blues San Diego on Saturday, September 12, at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Local Brews Local Grooves at House of Blues San Diego on Saturday, September 12, at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Local Brews Local Grooves

House of Blues San Diego

Rock, blues, indie, and folk music across three stages sets the soundtrack to event with more than 44 craft brews and gourmet pub cuisine

$14 $7

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San Jose State Football: $75 for a San Jose State Football Season Ticket Package with Two Bobbleheads ($159 Value)

$75 for a San Jose State Football Season Ticket Package with Two Bobbleheads ($159 Value)

San Jose State Football

Multiple Locations

The Spartans clash with opponents throughout the season behind a talented core of returning starters

$159 $75

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American Conservatory Theater Four-Play Subscription Package: Four-Show American Conservatory Theater Subscription Package, September–January (Up to 73% Off)

Four-Show American Conservatory Theater Subscription Package, September–January (Up to 73% Off)

American Conservatory Theater Four-Play Subscription Package

Multiple Locations

World-premieres, Pulitzer Prize-winners, and a classic story by Eugene O’Neill fill out American Conservatory Theater’s season

$80 $40

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Ali Wong: Ali Wong at Sacramento Punch Line on Friday, August 21 or Saturday, August 22 (Up to 50% Off)

Ali Wong at Sacramento Punch Line on Friday, August 21 or Saturday, August 22 (Up to 50% Off)

Ali Wong

Sacramento Punch Line

Comedian and actress from Inside Amy Schumer and Bojack Horseman shares sharp observational humor on cultural mores and gender roles

$17.50 $10

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"Speedy Sweeties" Dinner Dance Party: "Speedy Sweeties" Dinner Dance Party on the Queen Mary on Saturday, August 29, at 8 p.m. (Up to 21% Off)

"Speedy Sweeties" Dinner Dance Party on the Queen Mary on Saturday, August 29, at 8 p.m. (Up to 21% Off)

"Speedy Sweeties" Dinner Dance Party

Queen Mary

Singles mingle during dinner at rotational tables, then dance on an outdoor deck and an indoor ballroom to oldies, Top 40, and swing

$38 $30

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Comedy Oakland Show: Comedy Oakland Show at The Washington Inn (Up to 30% Off)

Comedy Oakland Show at The Washington Inn (Up to 30% Off)

Comedy Oakland Show

The Washington Inn

Samson Koletkar (aka Mahatma Moses) hosts lineups of comics seen on NBC, HBO, and Comedy Central

$10 $7

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Funny Thursday - Ladies Night: Valley Comedy Presents Funny Thursday Ladies' Night at Shamrock's Irish Pub on August 6 (50% Off)

Valley Comedy Presents Funny Thursday Ladies' Night at Shamrock's Irish Pub on August 6 (50% Off)

Funny Thursday - Ladies Night

Shamrocks Irish Pub

Three female comics—Ro Delle Grazie, Eileen Kallo, and Tracie Walker—share the stage during an evening of standup

$30 $15

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Starlight Cinemas: $17 for Two Movie Tickets and a Large Popcorn with One Refill at Starlight Cinemas ($29 Value)

$17 for Two Movie Tickets and a Large Popcorn with One Refill at Starlight Cinemas ($29 Value)

Starlight Cinemas

Multiple Locations

Theater with six locations projects current movies in pristine HD quality, and fuels customers with popcorn that includes one free refill

$29 $17

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Comic Book Femme Fatales: Yadi Presents "Comic Book Femme Fatales" Parody at Yost Theater on August 22 (Up to 50% Off)

Yadi Presents "Comic Book Femme Fatales" Parody at Yost Theater on August 22 (Up to 50% Off)

Comic Book Femme Fatales

The Yost Theater

The sultry performers of Yadi Presents deliver a burlesque take on the vilenesses vixens from the “Batman” and other comic-book franchises

$30 $15

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The Gourmet Detective: Murder Mystery Dinner Show for Two or Four at The Gourmet Detective (Up to 32% Off)

Murder Mystery Dinner Show for Two or Four at The Gourmet Detective (Up to 32% Off)

The Gourmet Detective

Multiple Locations

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

$144 $99

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" at California Theatre of the Performing Arts on October 23–25 (Up to 50% Off)

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" at California Theatre of the Performing Arts on October 23–25 (Up to 50% Off)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

California Theatre of the Performing Arts

Ken Kesey’s darkly humorous tale of freedom, conformity, and madness comes to life on the stage

$77.50 $39

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Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside: One or Two Private One-Hour Golf Lessons from Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside (Up to 51% Off)

One or Two Private One-Hour Golf Lessons from Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside (Up to 51% Off)

Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside

Modesto

PGA Class A pro Joe Smith draws from more than a decade of coaching experience and a competitive playing career to help golfers improve

$120 $59

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

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

Street Food Cinema

Multiple Locations

Musicians rock out before movies such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in parks across Los Angeles, which are almost all dog friendly

$30 $16

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Movies on the Beach: Jaws: Movies on the Beach: "Jaws" at Huntington State Beach on Saturday, August 8 at 8 p.m. (Up to 38% Off)

Movies on the Beach: "Jaws" at Huntington State Beach on Saturday, August 8 at 8 p.m. (Up to 38% Off)

Movies on the Beach: Jaws

Huntington State Beach

Hit the beach at night and watch the original blockbuster, Jaws, under the stars

$32 $20

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Roxy Stadium 14: $13 for a Movie Outing for Two with One Large Popcorn at Roxy Stadium 14 in Santa Rosa (Up to $26.75 Value)

$13 for a Movie Outing for Two with One Large Popcorn at Roxy Stadium 14 in Santa Rosa (Up to $26.75 Value)

Roxy Stadium 14

Santa Rosa

Blockbusters play on giant screens as sound system booms inside multiplex facility with ample snack bar

$26 $13

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

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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Bighorn Music Festival: Bighorn Music Festival at Mt. Baldy on August 21–23 (Up to 50% Off)

Bighorn Music Festival at Mt. Baldy on August 21–23 (Up to 50% Off)

Bighorn Music Festival

Mt Baldy

A 20-minute chairlift ride takes attendees to a venue 7,800 feet above sea level for roots-rock, folk, Americana, and blues concerts

$25 $13

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Ontario Improv: Guy Torry, Mitch Fatel, Flex Alexander, or Colin Kane on July 30–August 27 at Ontario Improv (Up to 75% Off)

Guy Torry, Mitch Fatel, Flex Alexander, or Colin Kane on July 30–August 27 at Ontario Improv (Up to 75% Off)

Ontario Improv

Ontario Improv Comedy Club

Up-and-coming comics lure laughs in this storied chain of comedy clubs that showcased such stars as Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld

$20 $5

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Circus Vargas: Circus Vargas on August 20–September 6 (Up to 52% Off)

Circus Vargas on August 20–September 6 (Up to 52% Off)

Circus Vargas

Multiple Locations

An animal-free, family-friendly cast of aerialists, acrobats, and clowns sing, dance, and perform tricks meant to delight all ages

$37 $19

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Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club: Standup Comedy at Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club (Up to 72% Off)

Standup Comedy at Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club (Up to 72% Off)

Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Sunnyvale

Comedians seen on late-night talk shows, network sitcoms, and “Last Comic Standing” take the stage

$44 $15

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The Ice House: Standup for Two Plus $10 Worth of Food and Two Tickets to a Future Show at The Ice House (Up to 80% Off)

Standup for Two Plus $10 Worth of Food and Two Tickets to a Future Show at The Ice House (Up to 80% Off)

The Ice House

Pasadena

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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Merlin's Magic & Comedy Dinner Theatre: Merlin's Magic & Comedy Dinner Theatre for Two or Four at Rib Trader (Up to 50% Off)

Merlin's Magic & Comedy Dinner Theatre for Two or Four at Rib Trader (Up to 50% Off)

Merlin's Magic & Comedy Dinner Theatre

Orange

Medievally clad magician weaves mystical tricks before entranced audiences over a dinner of sumptuous barbecue ribs and chicken

$119.80 $60

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 2015 Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum: 2015 Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum, September 26–27 (Up to 24% Off)

2015 Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum, September 26–27 (Up to 24% Off)

2015 Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum

Santa Clara Convention Center

Annual forum aims to foster innovation and business partnerships between companies across the globe

$64.29 $49

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Theatrefirst: $15 for $30 Worth of Dinner Theater — Theatre First

$15 for $30 Worth of Dinner Theater — Theatre First

Theatrefirst

North Berkeley

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$30 $15

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Deep Purple: Deep Purple at The Pacific Amphitheatre on August 12 at 7:15 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

Deep Purple at The Pacific Amphitheatre on August 12 at 7:15 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

Deep Purple

The Pacific Amphitheatre

British hard-rock giants deliver a set of fist-pumping arena favorites such as “Smoke on the Water” and “Highway Star”

$31.03 $14

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The Great Love Debate: The Great Love Debate at Carlsbad Village Theatre on August 6 (Up to 40% Off)

The Great Love Debate at Carlsbad Village Theatre on August 6 (Up to 40% Off)

The Great Love Debate

Carlsbad Village Theatre

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

$41.99 $25

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Get Shamrocked Irish Music Festival: Get Shamrocked Irish Music Festival for One or Two at Town Square Park on September 18–20 (Up to 46% Off)

Get Shamrocked Irish Music Festival for One or Two at Town Square Park on September 18–20 (Up to 46% Off)

Get Shamrocked Irish Music Festival

Town Square Park

The self-described “Celtic Coachella” welcomes Gaelic Storm, The Young Dubliners, and 14 other acts to a three-day fest

$35 $19

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Flappers Comedy Club: Standup with Chicken Wings, Dessert, and a Future Show for Two at Flappers Comedy Club (Up to 75% Off)

Standup with Chicken Wings, Dessert, and a Future Show for Two at Flappers Comedy Club (Up to 75% Off)

Flappers Comedy Club

Multiple Locations

Comedy club features sets from nationally touring standups seen on Comedy Central and The Mindy Project

$99 $25

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California Blues and Brews Festival: $30 for Admission and Beer for Two at California Blues and Brews Festival on Sunday, Sep. 20 ($72 Value)

$30 for Admission and Beer for Two at California Blues and Brews Festival on Sunday, Sep. 20 ($72 Value)

California Blues and Brews Festival

Ventura

Blues musicians jam on two stages as crowds sip craft beer and snack on food from local vendors

$72 $30

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Refried Comedy Fresno with Paul "Smokey" Deese: Refried Comedy Club Presents Paul "Smokey" Deese on Saturday, August 15 (Up to 55% Off)

Refried Comedy Club Presents Paul "Smokey" Deese on Saturday, August 15 (Up to 55% Off)

Refried Comedy Fresno with Paul "Smokey" Deese

Thai Fusion

Funnyman seen on BET’s ComicView and Def Comedy Jam headlines an evening of standup comedy with Phill Medina and Richard Barba

$33.15 $15

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Alex Ramon #NewMagic: Mesmerizing Production Presents: Alex Ramon #NewMagic on Sunday, August 2, at 3 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Mesmerizing Production Presents: Alex Ramon #NewMagic on Sunday, August 2, at 3 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Alex Ramon #NewMagic

Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre

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

$39 $19

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The Dollface Dames: The Dollface Dames at Magicopolis Through August 8 (Up to 50% Off)

The Dollface Dames at Magicopolis Through August 8 (Up to 50% Off)

The Dollface Dames

Magicopolis

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

$30 $15

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Comedy Hideaway : Standup for Two or Four at Comedy Hideaway on Thursdays and Saturdays (Up to 52% Off)

Standup for Two or Four at Comedy Hideaway on Thursdays and Saturdays (Up to 52% Off)

Comedy Hideaway

Multiple Locations

Producer Andrey Belikov often stars in these weekly shows that may feature nationally touring comedians

$30 $15

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Bee Gees Gold: Bee Gees Gold at Lido Live on Saturday, August 22, at 8 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

Bee Gees Gold at Lido Live on Saturday, August 22, at 8 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

Bee Gees Gold

Lido Live

Vegas Bee Gees tribute act recreates the look and sound of the Brothers Gibb from the 60’s to the late 70’s disco heyday

$30.50 $16.80

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Pointless Birthday Bash for Ric James & Friends: Pointless Birthday Bash for Ric James & Friends Comedy Show on Saturday, August 22, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Pointless Birthday Bash for Ric James & Friends Comedy Show on Saturday, August 22, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Pointless Birthday Bash for Ric James & Friends

The Grant Bar & Lounge

Comedian Ric James, who’s worked with Tom Green, Steve-O, and Charlie Murphy, presents a evening of rollicking standup and a dance party

$20 $15

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Deep Purple: Deep Purple at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, August 15 at 8 p.m. (Up to 47% Off)

Deep Purple at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, August 15 at 8 p.m. (Up to 47% Off)

Deep Purple

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

British hard-rock giants deliver a set of fist-pumping arena favorites such as “Smoke on the Water” and “Highway Star”

$72.50 $39

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Roy Orbison Returns: "Roy Orbison Returns" at Lesher Center For The Arts on Saturday, August 15 (Up to 42% Off)

"Roy Orbison Returns" at Lesher Center For The Arts on Saturday, August 15 (Up to 42% Off)

Roy Orbison Returns

Lesher Center For The Arts

Wiley Ray and the Big O Band perform the greatest hits of Roy Orbison in a musical theater recreation of the legend’s classic concerts

$43 $25

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Tequila and Taco Music Festival's Mas Margaritas (Santa Cruz): $30for Entry, Margaritas, and Glasses for Two People at Tequila & Taco Music Festival ($60 Value)

$30for Entry, Margaritas, and Glasses for Two People at Tequila & Taco Music Festival ($60 Value)

Tequila and Taco Music Festival's Mas Margaritas (Santa Cruz)

Santa Cruz

Inaugural party includes award-winning margaritas, music, and craft show; proceeds go to Gen Giammanco Foundation for scholarships

$60 $30

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Bluelight Cinemas: One or Two Groupons, Each for Two Tickets, Two Popcorns, and Two Sodas at BlueLight Cinemas (Up to 58% Off)

One or Two Groupons, Each for Two Tickets, Two Popcorns, and Two Sodas at BlueLight Cinemas (Up to 58% Off)

Bluelight Cinemas

Cupertino

Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn feeds movie fans during second-run flicks projected in theaters with DTS and Dolby surround sound

$37 $19

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Blacktop Comedy: The Shorties Improv Show and California Comedy Festival: The Shorties Improv Show through August 29 or California Comedy Festival on May 15–17 (Up to 50% Off)

The Shorties Improv Show through August 29 or California Comedy Festival on May 15–17 (Up to 50% Off)

Blacktop Comedy: The Shorties Improv Show and California Comedy Festival

Showdown Theater

Comedy show with impromptu skits in the vein of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”; three-day festival features talent from across the country

$20 $10

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L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre : Improv Show for Two, One Year of Shows for One, or Four Classes at LA Connection Comedy Theatre (Up to 67% Off)

Improv Show for Two, One Year of Shows for One, or Four Classes at LA Connection Comedy Theatre (Up to 67% Off)

L.A. 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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Dealflicks: $13.99 for $20 Worth of Movie Tickets and Concessions at UltraStar Mary Pickford 14 from Dealflicks

$13.99 for $20 Worth of Movie Tickets and Concessions at UltraStar Mary Pickford 14 from Dealflicks

Dealflicks

UltraStar Mary Pickford 14

Guests enjoy $20 worth of Dealbucks, which they can use to buy movie tickets and concessions at multiple theaters on Dealflicks.com

$20 $13.99

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"Through These Eyes" & The 9th Annual Young Artist Project: Youth Theater Performances at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts on May 14 or August 8 (Up to 30% Off)

Youth Theater Performances at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts on May 14 or August 8 (Up to 30% Off)

"Through These Eyes" & The 9th Annual Young Artist Project

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

A teenage cast navigates modern adolescence in a new play, and a young artist project shows how talented these kids are behind the scenes

$22 $15.40

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Washoe Creek Golf Course: All-Day Golf Outing for Two or Four with Pull Cart Rentals and Beverages at Washoe Creek Golf Course (Up to 55% Off)

All-Day Golf Outing for Two or Four with Pull Cart Rentals and Beverages at Washoe Creek Golf Course (Up to 55% Off)

Washoe Creek Golf Course

Petaluma

Golfers enjoy day of unlimited play at two scaled-down nine-hole layouts with an included pull cart before unwinding with a beer or soda

$43 $21

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Laemmle Theaters - Claremont 5: Movie Outing for Two or Four with Large Fountain Drinks and Popcorn at Laemmle Theaters - Claremont 5 (Up to 40% Off)

Movie Outing for Two or Four with Large Fountain Drinks and Popcorn at Laemmle Theaters - Claremont 5 (Up to 40% Off)

Laemmle Theaters - Claremont 5

Claremont

Nibble popcorn topped with real butter at a five-screen theater that showcases everything from Hollywood hits to foreign art-house cinema

$34.75 $22

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Funniest Housewives of Orange County: Funniest Housewives of Orange County for One or Four at The Coach House on Saturday, September 5 (Up to 65% Off)

Funniest Housewives of Orange County for One or Four at The Coach House on Saturday, September 5 (Up to 65% Off)

Funniest Housewives of Orange County

The Coach House

Lauded troupe of standup comedians concocts characters that skewer stereotypes and reality-show tropes

$25 $12.50

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Eat|See|Hear: $14 for Two Admissions to an Outdoor Movie Screening from Eat|See|Hear ($24 Value). 18 Movies and Dates.

$14 for Two Admissions to an Outdoor Movie Screening from Eat|See|Hear ($24 Value). 18 Movies and Dates.

Eat|See|Hear

Multiple Locations

Audiences lounging under the stars view an HD film on a three-story screen after listening to a local band and ordering from food trucks

$24 $14

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California Beer Festival: $35 for a Craft Beer Heaven Ticket to California Beer Festival on Saturday, September 12 ($50 Value)

$35 for a Craft Beer Heaven Ticket to California Beer Festival on Saturday, September 12 ($50 Value)

California Beer Festival

San Dimas

Spend a September afternoon lakeside sampling beers from more than 60 breweries, including Angel City, Lagunitas, and Fireman’s Brew

$50 $35

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Johnny Allen Tennis: 4 Weeks of Beginners', Intermediate, or Advanced Tennis Classes for 1 Child from Johnny Allen Tennis (Up to 51% Off)

4 Weeks of Beginners', Intermediate, or Advanced Tennis Classes for 1 Child from Johnny Allen Tennis (Up to 51% Off)

Johnny Allen Tennis

Multiple Locations

In twice-weekly classes, beginners learn basic techniques, while more advanced players focus on balance and movement during drills and games

$99 $49

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  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre
    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.
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    6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA US
  • The Murder Mystery Company
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: The Murder Mystery Company facet_type_id: 73ee2640-5f37-1032-bcee-610f5f90ab9b html_text: |- It's not every day that a dinner with friends risks a murder accusation. That's a good possibility for the guests of The Murder Mystery Company, who find themselves in the middle of a investigation for which any one of them could stand accused by a hapless detective. During each interactive dinner, the company's troupe of professional improv actors ignites the dining room with entertaining outbursts and hilarious one-liners in an effort to divulge clues and redirect guilt. Meanwhile, guests work together to sniff out the real culprit, which is definitely not the school janitor in a mask. Birthday parties, bachelorette celebrations, and corporate events can also get in on the interactive action by scheduling a private murder-mystery dinner. Groupon Guide What to Expect at a Murder-Mystery Show Learn how to play along and how to look for clues. Lesson one: everyone's a suspect.
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    275 5th Ave.
    San Diego, CA US
  • San Jose IMPROV
    The first Improv comedy club had virtually nothing to do with comedy. Broadway producer Budd Friedman founded the now legendary franchise in 1963 as an intimate spot for performers to eat, drink coffee, and sing along to piano ditties after their shows. Soon after, the club’s first comedian, Dave Astor, performed on a whim to try out new material. The stand-up set was a hit and led to the venue’s eventual transformation into a full-blown comedy club. New York’s hottest comedians would do nearly anything to be featured on the Improv stage; for instance, it's rumored that Lily Tomlin hijacked a parked limousine in order to make a stunning entrance when first meeting Budd. As part of the respected chain of Improv comedy clubs—where comedic heavyweights such as Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, and Jerry Seinfeld first started working the stand-up circuit—San Jose Improv lives up to the reputation set by its preceding locations by hosting a full calendar of well-known comics and promising up-and-comers. Audience members can fuel laughter with pub grub such as buffalo wings and barbecue prime rib sandwiches, all while sipping a cocktail to avoid eye contact with the giant rubber chicken sitting at the next table.
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    62 S Second St.
    San Jose, CA US
  • La Petite Baleen
    After one look at the pristine pools packed with toys, and it’s no surprise why La Petite Baleen’s four San Francisco–area swim facilities are so popular with kids. What may be surprising, however, is that the flourishing network of schools started humbly in the backyard pool of John Kolbisen and Irene Madrid. In 1979, the public school teachers were brainstorming ways to integrate their passion for educating kids with their love of the water. Starting with their own three children, some neighborhood kids, and their logo–Waverly the Whale, John and Irene began teaching swim lessons with a rather progressive philosophy: They approached swimming not just as an extracurricular activity, but as a means to boost self-confidence, build friendships, and learn to overcome fears. More than 30 years later, La Petite Baleen has become a renowned family of schools, partnered with the U.S. Swim School Association and the Swim for Life Foundation. Part of the success has to do with how children are grouped. In weekly sessions, pods of tots of similar age, skill level, and personality evolve at a similar pace—earning individual achievement ribbons as they do. Kids make friends in the group, and the recurring scheduling means that they can stay enrolled with their new buddies indefinitely or until they grow their own dorsal fins. Each location’s indoor pools are kept at an inviting 90 degrees, in an attempt to make even the most timid student to feel comfortable in the water. Perhaps most importantly, the teachers participate in ongoing training designed to encourage empathetic, yet firm teaching methods.
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    933 Mason Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • William Saroyan Theatre
    16: how many hours it takes to set up The Greatest Show On Earth 10: how many hours it takes to tear it down 2,500: average pounds of popcorn consumed in between 85: the number of animals, which include Asian elephants, tigers, lions, leopards, and llamas; all receive superlative animal care 61: the number of cars in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train that carries the show from city to city; that?s more than a mile long 20,000: the number of miles that train will cover in one year 3: the miles the train master walks each day as he tends to the animals (all seated at the front of the train for the smoothest ride) and gives them regular water and exercise stops
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    700 M St.
    Fresno, CA US
  • California Family Fitness
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: California Family Fitness facet_type_id: f3b75090-5f37-1032-bdef-220c0811c133 html_text: |- The press certainly likes California Family Fitness, granting the exercise venue such awards as Best Gym on KCRA-3's 2012 and 2014 A-List and Sacramento News and Review's Best of Sacramento 2012 Award. The press, however, isn't the top priority for the gym's staff; they believe that, to quote their about CFF page, “awards don't greet you at the door.” Instead, they depend upon their dedicated staffers at the front desk, chaperones at the Kidz Club play zone, and personal trainers to make families of clients feel at home. Certified personal trainers take aspiring exercisers of all ages through regimens that make use of the 18 available locations' ample workout machinery. Seasoned instructors, meanwhile, hold group fitness classes, free with a membership, fostering community as they incinerate calories during high-energy Zumba, step aerobics, Turbo Kick, and Hip Hop Hustle. Nine of the locations boast pools that host swim lessons taught by certified water-safety instructors. While hitting the gym, parents can drop wee ones at childcare havens. After breaking a sweat on the exercise floor, clients can also shed excess body moisture in saunas and tanning beds.
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    3880 Innovator Drive
    Sacramento, CA US

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