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 …
Spectator Sport in South Central & Exposition Park

Los Angeles Rams

The hottest ticket in town these days is the return of professional football to LA after a 22-year hiatus. The Rams were the first NFL team in Southern California, starting 1946, but unbelievably the nation's second…
Horse Racing in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Santa Anita Park

Home of the legendary Seabiscuit, this stunning, art-deco thoroughbred racetrack is the oldest and one of the most prestigious in Southern California. Free tram tours take you to Seabiscuit’s barn, the jockey’s room…
Booking Service in Hollywood

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Spectator Sport in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

UCLA Basketball

In all of American sports, it would be hard to find a more dominant team than the UCLA squads under the late, great John Wooden. A mastermind of team basketball, the coach known as ‘the wizard of Westwood’ cultivate…
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 Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum

TV’s Grandpa Walton founded this beloved theater as a refuge for blacklisted actors like himself during the McCarthy years. The woodsy setting is a perfect backdrop for such classic crowd-pleasers as Shakespeare’s A…