Top Choice Theater in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Geffen Playhouse

American magnate and producer David Geffen forked over $17 million to get his Mediterranean-style playhouse back into shape. The center's season includes both American classics and freshly minted works, and it's not…
Top Choice Live Music in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Saturdays Off the 405

From May to September, the Getty Center courtyard fills with evening crowds for a delicious collision of art, brilliant live acts and beat-pumping DJ sets.
Baseball in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Dodger Stadium

Few clubs can match the Dodgers when it comes to history (Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson, and Vin Scully), success and fan loyalty. The club's newest owners bought the organization for roughly two billio…
Theater in Westlake & Koreatown

Wiltern Theatre

This 1931 movie theater (West Side Story premiered here) turned epic concert venue struts its stuff in a glorious turquoise mantle at the intersection of Wilshire and Western Blvds (get it?). Neil Young, Bob Dylan, …
Theater in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Mark Taper Forum

Part of the Music Center, the Mark Taper is one of the three venues used by the Center Theatre Group, SoCal’s leading resident ensemble and producer of Tony-, Pulitzer- and Emmy-winning plays. It’s an intimate space…
Jazz in Los Feliz & Griffith Park


Marty and Elayne have been a Los Feliz fixture since 1982 when they first brought their quirky Sinatra style to the Dresden’s lounge. He rumbles on the drums and the upright bass. She tickles the ivories and plays t…
Top Choice Blues in Santa Monica


This dark blues grotto has been packing 'em in since 1931 but somehow still manages to feel like a well-kept secret. There are no big-name acts here, but the quality is usually high. Sunday’s Toledo Show mixes soul,…
Top Choice Comedy in Hollywood

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Founded in New York by SNL alums Amy Poehler and Ian Roberts along with Matt Besser and Matt Walsh, this sketch-comedy group cloned itself in Hollywood in 2005 and is arguably the best improv theater in town. Most s…
Top Choice Live Music in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Greek Theatre

A more intimate version of the Hollywood Bowl, this 5800-seat outdoor amphitheater tucked into a woodsy hillside of Griffith Park is much beloved for its vibe and variety – Los Lobos to MGMT to Willie Nelson. Parkin…
Top Choice Live Music in Silver Lake & Echo Park


Eastsiders hungry for an eclectic alchemy of sounds pack this funky-town dive that’s basically a sweaty bar with a stage and a smoking patio. It books indie bands, and also has regular club nights. Their Funky Sole …