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Furtographs

7515 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

661-803-9826

You love your four-legged friends and have countless iPhone shots of them mugging in various states of cuteness. Why not preserve their likenesses with professional studio portraits?

Website: http://www.furtographs.com/

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Gallery 825

825 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Grove, CA, 90069

310-652-8272

Become a regular at the exhibitions and you’re sure to be the most art-savvy person in the room

Website: http://www.laaa.org

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Garden Maze

3500 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90018

(323) 737-4055

Medieval kings would often walk garden mazes to untangle a cognitive knot

Website: http://www.peacelabyrinth.org/

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Grand Performances

350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90071

213-687-2159

Whether it’s a celebration of George Gershwin or the sounds of Afro-futurism, an accordion festival or throwback Latin funk, Grand Performances at California Plazaoffers an astoundingly diverse lineup.

Website: http://www.grandperformances.org

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Great Mind Robotics

18801 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 110, Tarzana, CA, 91356

818-292-8008

If you want your child to assemble the next WALL-E, Great Mind Robotics is the place to be

Website: http://www.buildcoolrobots.com

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Healing Hands Wellness Center

414 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90004

Just one block north of Larchmont Village’s cafés and boutiques is Healing Hands Wellness Center, an unadorned refuge where the cost-conscious can shed the weight of the world—at least temporarily.

Website: http://www.healinghandswc.com

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Heartbeat House

3141 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90039

Many instructors around town focus on the sensuous choreography of Bollywood dance, but you’re interested in getting in shape, not appearing in a musical (or are you?).

Website: http://www.heartbeathouse.com

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Highland Theatres

5604 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA, 90042

323-256-6383

Don’t expect gourmet concessions or reserved seating, but at Highland Theatres you can see a blockbuster on opening weekend for less than half of what it would cost at a premium multiplex.

Website: http://www.highlandtheatres.com

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Hipster Barbershop

4639 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

(323) 667-9690


If it’s a meta meditation on barbershop culture, owner Todd “Sween” Lahman isn’t copping to it

Website: http://sweeneytoddsbarbershopla.com/

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Hollywood Aerial Arts

3838 W. 102nd St, Inglewood, CA, 90303

310-412-7171

Anyone who has dreamed of running away with the circus will fall—sometimes literally—for this high-flying discipline performed on fabric suspended from the ceiling

Website: http://www.hollywoodaerialarts.com/

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Horseback Ride With A Surprising View

2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA, 91301

Trade panoramas of the Pacific for scenes along the Paramount Ranch trail with MALIBU RIDERS. The ranch is an active film set designed to look like a town from the Old West: Along its dusty streets sit saloons, churches, and inns (keep your eyes peeled for a shoot-out). Hollywood fades away as you enter the […]

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Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA, 90067

The turquoise pool at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza isn’t open to the public, but it is to guests of the Spa at Equinox.

Website: http://www.centuryplaza.hyatt.com

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In-House Performers

5574 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90038

(323) 871-8699

Strong drinks come with a little something extra: performances by aerialists, who descend from the ceiling on circus apparatus or in cages

Website: http://pourvousla.com/

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Infrared Sauna

1503 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028

(310) 956-2307

An hour-long session ($35) is the preferred WOD at SWEATHEORY in Hollywood. Rather than heating the air around you like a traditional sauna, each unit here uses infrared light to permeate your skin and heat your body directly (like sunlight, only without dangerous UV rays). The techy tweak is also said to relieve muscle pain […]

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