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 Live Music in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Greek Theatre

The 'Greek' in the 2010 film Get Him to the Greek is this 5900-capacity outdoor amphitheater, tucked into a woodsy Griffith Park hillside. A more intimate version of the Hollywood Bowl, it's much loved for its vibe …
Top Choice Theater in Westlake & Koreatown

Wiltern Theatre

Soaring confidently at the intersection of Wilshire and Western Blvds (get it?), this extraordinary, turquoise-hued deco landmark started life as a movie theater (West Side Story premiered here). These days it's an …
Top Choice 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 $2 billion,…
Top Choice Live Music in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Echo

Eastsiders hungry for an eclectic alchemy of sounds pack this super-packed dive, basically a sweaty bar with a stage and a back patio. On the music front, expect anything from indie and electronica, to dub reggae an…
Top Choice 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…
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. With numerous nightly shows spanning anything from sta…
Top Choice Jazz in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Blue Whale

An intimate, concrete-floored space on the top floor of Weller Court in Little Tokyo, Blue Whale serves top-notch jazz nightly from 9pm. The crowd is eclectic, the beers craft and the bar bites decent. Acts span eme…
Top Choice Lounge in South Bay Beaches

Comedy & Magic Club

Live music and comedy right on the Hermosa strip. It has something going almost every night, including some big names: David Spade, Arsenio Hall, Alonzo Bodden, Jon Lovitz, and 10 – count 'em, 10! – comedians most F…
Top Choice Blues in Santa Monica

Harvelle’s

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…