Best of LA: Do
Try not to miss anything by Circle X Theatre Co., which recently arrived at the Atwater Village Theatre complex after two decades of bouncing around town
Don’t let an anemic bank account stop you from experiencing the L.A. Phil in its second most natural habitat
A choppy ocean can be intimidating, but Tyler Lennon of Malibu-based Cove Paddle Fitness instills confidence with a combination of unwavering attention and skillful teaching
Bibliophiles will geek out over Coyotes Book Group, which meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Skylight Books in Los Feliz
The private, minimalist micro-hamams would soothe any Istanbulite: a half hour on a travertine bed surrounded by billowing vapor, followed by a cool dip under rain showers
The Music Center hosts prominent dance companies year-round, but from May through September, Dance Downtown gets the audience moving
Dear Diary: Mortified live is the coolest touring storytelling show in L.A. Performers share embarrassing childhood relics—journals, art, song lyrics—in front of a live audience
Esotouric is justifiably famous for its crime-themed excursions, but if you prefer the supernatural, we suggest the “Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour” from Dearly Departed
Descanso Gardens allows tykes to safely explore the natural world—lily ponds, acres of roses, and lush camellia groves—and learn something about it, too
What began as an enclave of old-school reggae lovers sharing music with friends is now one of L.A.’s longest-running dance parties—of any genre.
Neighborhood: Echo Park
Seasonal open-air film series have proliferated in the past few years, but none are as diversified or user friendly as Eat|See|Hear
Rented pedal boats have been gliding across Echo Park Lake since at least the 1980s
Neighborhood: Echo Park
At this downtown Arts District barcade, patrons are greeted by two things: a pair of tapsters and a satisfying din of whirs, blips, dings, and beeps emanating from more than 40 restored games
The Equinox fitness club in Century City offers several versions of aquatherapy, the spa staple of indulgent soaks in deep tubs.
Neighborhood: Century City
Clever designers have created four themed simulations; whether you’re exorcising a ghost from a haunted theater or navigating an underground cavern
The quest for a hot body meets hippie spirituality in the burgeoning trend known as fire dancing.
Convincing a fish that your feather-clad hook is a skittering dragonfly or chad minnow requires an angler’s patience and a golfer’s finesse.
Neighborhood: Van Nuys