Hollywood entertainment

Top Choice Concert Venue in Hollywood

Hollywood Bowl

Summers in LA just wouldn’t be the same without alfresco melodies under the stars at the Bowl, a huge natural amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills. Its annual season – which usually runs from June to September – incl…
Top Choice Comedy in Hollywood

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Founded in New York by Saturday Night Live alums Amy Poehler and Ian Roberts along with Matt Besser and Matt Walsh, this sketch-comedy group cloned itself in Hollywood in 2005. With numerous nightly shows spanning a…
Cinema in Hollywood

ArcLight Cinemas

Assigned seats, exceptional celeb-sighting potential and a varied program that covers mainstream and art-house movies make this 14-screen multiplex the best around. If your taste dovetails with its schedule, the awe…
Theater in Hollywood

Pantages Theatre

The splendidly restored Pantages Theater is an art deco survivor from the Golden Age and a fabulous place to catch a hot-ticket Broadway musical. Recent shows include An American in Paris, The Book of Mormon and Ham…
Jazz in Hollywood

Catalina Bar & Grill

It might be tucked in a ho-hum office building (enter through the garage), but once you're inside this sultry, premier jazz club all is forgiven. Expect a mix of top touring talent and emerging local acts – performe…
Concert Venue in Hollywood

Fonda Theatre

Dating back to the Roaring Twenties, the since-restored Henry Fonda Theatre remains one of Hollywood’s best venues for live tunes. It’s an intimate, (mostly) general-admission space with an open dance floor and balc…
Live Music in Hollywood

Hotel Cafe

An anomaly on glittery Cahuenga Corridor, this intimate venue is the place for handmade music by message-minded singer-songwriters. It’s mainly a stepping stone for newbie balladeers (a fresh-faced Adele wowed the c…
Dance in Hollywood

El Floridita

The place for grown-up salseros. Order a mojito and watch the beautiful dancers do their thing (or join in if you feel you’ve got the moves). Live shows run on Monday, Friday and Saturday only; Monday's long-running…
Club in Hollywood

Bardot

On Monday nights, KCRW’s Chris Douridas brings School Night (www.itsaschoolnight.com), a free live-music club featuring buzz-worthy talent to the atmospheric top floor of the old Avalon theater. There is no exclusiv…
Cinema in Hollywood

El Capitan Theatre

Disney rolls out family-friendly blockbusters at this movie palace, sometimes with costumed characters putting on the Ritz in live preshow routines. The best seats are on the balcony in the middle of the front row. …