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Victory Variety Hour

4923 Lankershim Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91601

818-763-6581

Our city is home to some of the biggest and boldest burlesque shows in the world. Though Devil’s Playground is known for its Star Wars- and comic book-themed acts, the bawdiness of the babes and the subversive brilliance of the skits set the Victory Variety Hour apart.

Website: http://www.VictoryVarietyHour.com

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Villains Tavern

1356 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

(213) 613-0766

Big top-striped curtains, colored-glass medicine bottles, gothic wooden arches, and pew seating give a carny-church quality to Villains Tavern. Bluesy-folksy bands take the stage on the patio every night, and seasonal drinks are strong and come by the mason jar.

Website: https://villainstavern.com

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Vincent Lugo Park

400 W. Wells St., Los Angeles, CA, 91776

626-308-2875

The vintage rocket slide at Torrance’s Los Arboles Park offers a more exhilarating ride, but only at Vincent Lugo Park can kids slide down a whale’s back or a striped snail’s shell or ascend a lighthouse…

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Virginia Avenue Park

2200 Virginia Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90404

310-458-8688

Backyard sprinklers pale in comparison with the fountains and sprays at Virginia Avenue Park. On a hot summer day, young refreshment seekers run beneath the arcing spurts of water…

Website: http://www01.smgov.net/hsd/vap.htm

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Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90012

(323)850-2000

At an L.A. Phil concert, the hall’s cheaper seats offer sound as good as that of the front orchestra section

Website: http://www.laphil.com/

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Walt Disney Concert Hall box office

111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90012

323-850-2000

Don’t assume that hysteria over Gustavo Dudamel has made it impossible to nail inexpensive single tickets to the young conductor’s performances…

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Wattles Farm Organic Community Garden

1714 N Curson Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90046

323-663-7441

Right off Hollywood Boulevard is the members-only Wattles Farm Organic Community Garden, 4.2 manicured acres of historic avocado groves, rose gardens, compost piles, and 172 privately tended plots

Website: http://www.wattlesfarm.com

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Wes Velkov

street, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

323-666-1707

When performing at Disney Hall, pianists know their instrument has been perfectly tuned. But what happens when the piano is in the concert venue they call home…

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Woodland Hills Wine Company

22622 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91364

818-222-1111

Whether it is the lighthearted promise evoked by a Fritz Haag Kabinett or the brittle grandeur that radiates from an aged Bordeaux…

Website: http://whwineco.com/

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Xiem Clay Center

1563 N. Lake Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91104

626-794-5833

Students at Xiem Clay Center can live out their Jonathan Adler dreams with six-week courses in sculpture, pottery, and tile making…

Website: http://www.xiemclaycenter.com/

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Ye Old Kings Head

116 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-451-1402

This classic British pub is always crowded thanks to a killer bar staff and stiff drinks.

Website: http://yeoldekingshead.com/

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Year-Round Costume Party

Want to cover your face in sequins? Fine. Need an excuse to wear leopard-print everything? Live your truth. But if you want to come in jeans 
and a tee, that’s OK, too

Website: http://www.rhondainternational.com/news/

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“California Gurls”

100 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA, 90068

When we set out to find the track that will blare out of car windows this summer, we didn’t have to look far..

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