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Circle X Theatre Co.

3269 Casitas Ave, Atwater Village, CA, 90039


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

Website: http://www.circlextheatre.org

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Concert Rehearsal You Can Crash

2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90068

(323) 850-2000

Don’t let an anemic bank account stop you from experiencing the L.A. Phil in its second most natural habitat

Website: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/

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Cove Paddle Fitness

23823 Malibu Road, Malibu, CA, 90265


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

Website: http://www.covepaddlefitness.com

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Coyotes Book Group

1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz, CA, 90027


Bibliophiles will geek out over Coyotes Book Group, which meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Skylight Books in Los Feliz

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com

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Cross-Cultural Dance Night

2640 N. Figueroa St., Cypress Park, CA, 90065

(323) 221-6900

A monthly dance party dedicated to Turkish funk, Senegalese mbalax, Algerian raï,
and more

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CURE Salon & Spa

8358 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, 90069


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

Website: http://www.curemedspa.com

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Dear Diary: Mortified Live

Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 90007

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

Website: http://www.getmortified.com.

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Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011


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

Website: https://www.descansogardens.org

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Dub Club

1154 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90026


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.

Website: http://www.dubclubla.com


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707 E. 4th Place, Downtown, CA, 90013


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

Website: http://eightytwo.la


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10220 Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90067


The Equinox fitness club in Century City offers several versions of aquatherapy, the spa staple of indulgent soaks in deep tubs.

Website: http://www.equinox.com/classic/Spa/


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Escape Room

120 E 8th St, Los Angeles, CA, 90014

(213) 689-3229

Clever designers have created four themed simulations; whether you’re exorcising a ghost from a haunted theater or navigating an underground cavern

Website: http://www.escaperoomla.com/

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Fire Groove

671 N. Berendo St., Los Angeles, CA, 90004


The quest for a hot body meets hippie spirituality in the burgeoning trend known as fire dancing.

Website: http://www.firegroove.com


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Fishermen’s Spot

14411 Burbank Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91401


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.

Website: http://www.fishermensspot.com


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