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USA Nightlife & Entertainment


All Places to Go Out in USA

Bar Gruene Dance Hall
Site of the dance scene for John Travolta's angel character in the movie, Michael, the Gruene Dance Hall is not only historic but infamous as the place where good hometown music, great beer and friends can spend their time.
1 Fans, in New Braunfels
Performing Arts Redcat
Redcat is the bold, experimental arm of the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. Open since 2003, it has developed a reputation for innovative theater and a loyal following as a launch pad for promising local talent. In addit... more
1 Fans, Mid Range, in Downtown
Show "Top Tune" at the Fanatic Salon Theater
L.A. is saturated with multi-talented entertainers who must constantly create ways to stay fresh, noticed, and working. Eclectic collaboration is one avenue to drive new material. Top Tune is a reinvention of songwriter sh... more
Mid Range, $15, in Culver City
Brewery Angel City Brewery & Pub
In 2013, Downtown L.A. welcomed its first and only brewery. After massive restoration of a 100 year old Art Deco brick building that includes the original floor tile work in the lobby, Angel City added a wavy moustache-sha... more
Varies, in Downtown
Bar Billy's Ice House
Even if it is a Tuesday night, there is guaranteed to be free live music at Billy's Ice House. They have free live music seven days a week, complimented by great beers, drinks and people. Billy's Ice House fills the e... more
in New Braunfels
Bar Black Whale Pub
With plenty of screens to choose from and free food during games, there should be no reason not to check out Black Whale Pub. Yet there are even more reasons than games to stop by. Black Whale Pub also hosts Wii tournaments, poker tournaments, and live music on ... more
in New Braunfels
Performing Arts Blue Ridge Community Theater
A great night's entertainment. Local actors preform Broadway hits or plays by lesser known playwrights. Their skilled actors and directors bring you comedies, dramas, suspense and lots of classics such as 2011's December p... more
Low Budget, Single adult ticket $18, Age 65+ $16 Student ticket (College or younger) $9, in Blue Ridge
Live Music Colombo's Steakhouse & Jazz Club
Jazz lover's paradise on Monday nights, when some of the city's best musicians check in to jam with host Eric Ekstrand and his superb ensemble. Eric's trio warms up the audience from 8 - 9, then a cavalcade of players, fro... more
Mid Range, $12 -25 (Food), in Eagle Rock
Live Music Culver City Summer Music Fest
LIve music on the lawn of Culver City Hall. Every Thursday during the summer months a variety of acts are sponsored by Culver City, from rock and blues to jazz and country. Bring some folding chairs,food and drink...enjoy! See photo for 2013 schedule.
Free, in Culver City
Live Music Danny's Venice Deli & Bar
To call this place a deli is a misnomer, given the eclectic variety of dishes served, from light salad and sandwich fare to pasta and Mexican themed presentations.          ... more
Mid Range, $8 - 20, in Venice
Cinema Egyptian Theater
The Egyptian Theatre, built by the legendary Sid Grauman, opened in 1922 as the first major movie theatre in Hollywood. Following a $15 million renovation upgrade, the project became the national Preservation Honor Award W... more
Mid Range, $11, in Hollywood
Cinema El Capitan Theater
The El Capitan Theatre debuted on May 3, 1926, as "Hollywood's First Home of Spoken Drama." In 1989, a two-year archeological dig took place, which led to a museum-quality restoration of the legendary palace. Now... more
Mid Range, $16, in Hollywood
Performing Arts Ford Amphitheater
This is the smaller, more intimate and eclectic little cousin of the Hollywood Bowl across the freeway. Some may prefer to experience the hallowed, more cavernous, and recently ramped-up acoustics of the Bowl, but Ford Amp... more
Mid Range, $0 - $45, in Hollywood
Live Music Ford Amphitheater
This is the smaller, more intimate and eclectic little cousin of the Hollywood Bowl across the freeway. Some may prefer to experience the hallowed, more cavernous, and recently ramped-up acoustics of the Bowl, but Ford Amphitheater offers a more cost-effective f... more
Mid Range, $0-45, in Hollywood
Cinema Grauman's Chinese Theater
Probably the most famous movie theater in the world, Grauman's Chinese Theater opened in 1928 with the world premiere of "The King of Kings," by Cecil B. DeMille. Since then it has been home to many premieres, in... more
Top End, $16 adults, $12.50 seniors, $11.50 kids, in Hollywood
Live Music Greek Theater
Located in the foothills of Griffith Park, the Greek has been voted "Best Small Outdoor Venue" seven times in the past eight years by Pollstar Magazine, the industry's leading trade publication.   ... more
Mid Range, $0-65, in Los Feliz
Performing Arts Groundlings Improvisational Theater
For 36 years the Groundlings has been entertaining L.A. audiences with its classic improvisation and sketch comedy theatre. A "Groundling” is one of the 30 company members who write and perform in the theatre&rs... more
Low Budget, $10-20, in Los Angeles
Live Music Harvelle's
The rectangular room is relatively small and casual, yet provides a  setting for some of the most explosive live blues, funk and rock in the city. You'll find the staff and clientele here unusually down-to-earth and g... more
Mid Range, $5-10 covers; $8-12 drinks, in Santa Monica
Performing Arts Heritage Square Music Hall
Dinner Theater. All comedies and very family friendly.
Mid Range, $28-$41. Special New Year's Eve showing is more., in Golden
Performing Arts Holly Theater
The Holly Theater is another must see. It offers live stage performance and is reputed to be haunted. Randall Holly Brannon originally built the theater in 1947. It closed in the 70s and began a downward spiral until 1992.... more
Low Budget, Generally $6 for a movie up to $50 for a really big name concert, in Dahlonega
Live Music Hollywood Bowl
The Hollywood Bowl is the gold standard for outdoor concert venues. Primarily used for music performances, it is the largest amphitheater in the U.S., with a seating capacity of 17, 376.      ... more
Mid Range, $0-75, in Hollywood
Performing Arts Hollywood Bowl
The Hollywood Bowl is the gold standard for outdoor performing venues. Primarily for music performances, it is the largest amphitheater in the U.S., with a seating capacity of 17, 376.      &n... more
Mid Range, $0-75, in Hollywood
Live Music Industry Cafe & Jazz
Industrial strength jazz combines with Ethiopean cuisine to create one of the prime venues for an outing on the town. The band on Wednesdays is headed by a beloved L.A. jazz legend, keyboardist Rose Gales. The X factor her... more
Low Budget, Varies, in Culver City
Winebar Kork Wine Bar
Kork Wine Bar was designed to have an air as fragrant and sophisticated as the wine served to New Braunfels folk with a taste for class. Reds, whites, and all the flavors in between can be found at Kork. With some luck and... more
in New Braunfels
Live Music L.A. Live Entertainment Complex
L.A. Live is a vast center of nightclubs, bars, concert theaters, restaurants, movie theaters, and the Grammy Museum.                 &nb... more
Varies, in Downtown
Live Music McCabe's
A musical instrument shop and live concert venue, McCabe's bare bones, folding chair-filled back room has hosted a Who's Who of great artists from the world of Folk, Blues, Jazz, and Country: Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne,... more
Mid Range, $15-30 (concerts), in Santa Monica
Bar Melody Bar & Grill
This is a well-maintained dive/sports bar with one of the best Happy Hours (from 4-7pm) and some rockin' local bands supplying live music, from Hard Rock to Blues to Country. Check out Kat & the Blueshounds or the Coun... more
Low Budget, Beer $4-6; Well drinks $5 and food $2-12 (HH), in Lax
Live Music Mid-Texas Symphony
Music Director David Mairs brings music to the ears of residents and visitors of New Braunfels three times a year. With reknown musical masterpieces like Symphony in E Flat and famous tunes from Broadway shows, his range and adaptability as director are obvious.
Mid Range, in New Braunfels
Performing Arts Miners Alley Playhouse
Golden's award-winning theater. Come early and grab a cocktail at the full bar, and enjoy art exhibits and a wonderful view.
Mid Range, Call or see website for ticket prices and membership fees, in Golden
Performing Arts Morgan-Wixon Theater
Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre is the oldest theatrical organization in the city, founded in 1946. Today it is a two-building compound with a 200-seat, proscenium house, and a fully functional Lobby, Concession... more
Low Budget, $20, in Santa Monica
Live Music Old Blairsville Courthouse
There is a spot all the locals know where you will find free concerts on Friday night. It is the old Blairsville Court House, currently housing the Historical Society and a museum telling the early history of the coun... more
Free, in Blairsville
Performing Arts Pantages Theater
This dazzling, palatial Art Deco classic was opened in 1930 by a Greek immigrant turned theatrical magnate, Alex Pantages. Nowadays the venue books shows originated on Broadway, and other big spectacle events.  &... more
Mid Range, $25-75, in Hollywood
Show Paradise Cove Luau At Ko'olina
Paradise cove is situated on 12 ares of what was once crown lands enjoyed by Hawaiian royalty and as such is one of the most beautiful  beachside settings in the islands. Luau packages can include a Waikiki pick-... more
Mid Range, $80 to $137. packages avail., in Kapolei
Bar Phoenix Saloon & Bar
The Phoenix Bar and Saloon is a true hot spot. Not only was this the very first bar in TX to ever serve women, making ladies night possible all over the country, but this is also the spot where chili powder was actually in... more
in New Braunfels
Bar Riley's Tavern
Riley's Tavern is the place to go for live music, spectacular classic cars, and the house band, the Joel Hofmann Band. J.C. Riley was still a teenager when he got the first liquor license in Texas after Prohibition in 1933. He was a trailblazer and kept that reb... more
in New Braunfels
Café Rumours Cafe/Gallery/Performance Space/Laundromat
A coffeehouse/gallery/performance space/laundromat quirky hybrid, Rumours is a lovable neighborhood hang for those who revel in a casual comfy ambiance.           &nbs... more
Low Budget, Varies, in Mar Vista
Performing Arts Santa Monica Playhouse
The playhouse advertises "50 years of continuous service to the community". Truly it is a uniquely community/family oriented theater, staging "Family Theatre" musicals, birthday and tea parties, theatre... more
Mid Range, in Santa Monica
Cinema Silent Movie Theatre
Until a few years ago, this was the only theater in the world that exclusively played silent films. After passing through several ownership hands, the building has been upgraded and restored. However, silent movies are sho... more
Mid Range, $12, in Fairfax District
Bar Sonny McLean's
Sonny's was founded by a Boston transplant, so expect to see all the Beantown sports teams on the overhead tubes. No matter, you're safe if you're rooting for the other team, or not at all a sports fan. A friendly neighbo... more
Mid Range, in Santa Monica
Live Music Staples Center
The Granddaddy of concert venues in L.A., Staples can seat up to 20,000 fans for a live show. The arena has hosted concerts by many famous artists, spanning many different genres, from Mariah Carey to Beyonce to Taylor Swi... more
Top End, $35-150, in Downtown
Show Sultans Of Satire
A popular ongoing comedy show that includes Arab, Persian, Armenian, Turkish, and Jewish comedians poking fun at themselves, their ethnic backgrounds and living in America. The ethnically diverse audiences truly appreciate... more
Low Budget, $0-25, in Los Angeles
Performing Arts The Broad Stage
This sleek, modern and comfortable concert hall is reminiscent of a downsized Disney Hall - the acoustics refined, the artwork appealing, and the interior wood paneling very similar.      &nbs... more
Mid Range, $20 - 85, in Santa Monica
Performing Arts The Improv Comedy Club
It's not unusual that on any night of the week, a famous comedian may show up unannounced to test out new material on audiences at The Improv. Nearly every big name in comedy has played The Improv, including Milton Berle, ... more
Mid Range, $10-25 + drinks + food, in Los Angeles
Performing Arts The Second City Improv Theater
The legendary Second City began in Chicago as the premiere breeding ground for comedic talent. With a focus on developing improvisational skills, future stars were born, like Alan Arkin, Dan Ackroyd, Gilda Radner, Martin S... more
Low Budget, $5-10, in Hollywood
Live Music The Talking Stick
A cozy coffeehouse serving as the "community couch" for the artists, writers, musicians, and merchants of Venice, Talking Stick is a welcoming and spacious ambiance for live performances and other events. The atm... more
Low Budget, $0 - $10 (music), in Venice
Disco/Club The Watering Hole Saloon
The Watering Hole Saloon has everything for nighttime fun, literally. This local hangout is filled to the brim with games, pool tables,live music on Tuesdays, DJs and karaoke on Thursdays. They even offer free dance lessons. The Watering Hole Saloon has a laundr... more
in New Braunfels
Performing Arts Theatre 40
Theatre 40 presents first rate plays throughout the year. The theatrical company is currently comprised of 150 professional actors, actresses and directors. Not all members are in active circulation due to work, out of tow... more
Low Budget, $25, in Beverly Hills
Live Music Typhoon
Typhoon is an upscale restaurant perched next to the runway at Santa Monica Airport, making for visually vivacious plane takeoffs all day long, and some splashy sunsets if you're there in the early evening.   The reas... more
Mid Range, Varies, in Santa Monica
Bar Uptown Piano Bar
What could be more romantic than a historic inn? The Uptown Piano Bar, run by Jeanie and Dan Edwards, is nestled in the cozy cellar of the Prince Solms Inn, over 100 years old and occupying its own unique spot in New Braun... more
in New Braunfels
Live Music Vogel State Park
One of the common threads in all the mountain communities is the music. Mountain music is still alive and well here. Any weekend from spring through fall you will hear dulcimers and banjos and fiddles playing the old songs... more
Free, Concert is free but there is a small park entrance fee or you can purchase a state park annual pass., in Blairsville
Show Waikiki Starlight Luau
Imagine a carpet of stars  to the Milky Way above you.  Your rooftop perch looking out over the Pacific Ocean  is touched by a soft balmy night breeze. Sounds like  a languid  scene. But no. Hold on to your hula skirt sister!&n... more
Mid Range, $95 to $105 child rates avail., in Waikiki
Live Music Walt Disney Concert Hall
Opened to the public in October of 2003, this is without question the flagship concert hall of L.A., home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.      &nb... more
Top End, $35-90, in Downtown
Performing Arts Westchester Playhouse
This community theater, well-run with an excellent space arrangement, is sequestered in a hybrid residential/industrial area near LAX airport. It serves as a paragon of local theater resiliency in the highly competitive en... more
Low Budget, $18-23, in Lax
Show Westside Comedy Theater
Everything about this place speaks "Comedy Club" - the alleyway entrance, converted garage-like interior with pervasive black decor, open beam wood ceiling, and the brick wall bringing up the rear of the stage. I... more
Low Budget, $0-10, in Santa Monica
Live Music Whitewater Music Ampitheater
With its recently added riverfront patio, music fans at the Whitewater Music Ampitheater will treat all of their senses to a musical masterpiece. Enjoy brews on the patio overlooking the water while moving to big names in rock, country and all that falls in betw... more
ticket prices vary, in New Braunfels

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