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 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 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…
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 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…
Theater in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum

Actor Will Geer (TV’s Grandpa Walton) founded this beloved open-air theater as a refuge for blacklisted actors like himself during the McCarthy years. The woodsy setting is a perfect backdrop for such classic crowd …
Comedy in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Comedy Store

There’s no comedy club in the city with more street cred than Sammy and Mitzi Shore’s Comedy Store on the strip. Sammy launched the club, but Mitzi was the one who brought in hot young comics such as Richard Pryor, …
Live Performance in Los Angeles

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles

If you're expecting a stand-and-sing concert, you've got another thing coming. The 275-member GMCLA puts on full-on shows with singing, dancing and costumes to rival any professional show in town. Its home stage is …
Comedy in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Improv

Launch pad for countless stand-up comics from Richard Pryor to Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres and Dave Chapelle, the Improv still gets headliners (Maz Jobrani, Nikki Glazer, Jay Mohr and, um, more), but it’s mostly…
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…