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Best Ideas For A Unique Night Out In Los Angeles

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Finding entertainment in Los Angeles doesn't have to be limited to bar-hopping and celebrity stalking. There are tons of exciting events that will make for an incredible and unique night out in Los Angeles. Whether you are looking for a one-of-a-kind night out to impress a date, want to gather up a group of friends or you decide to go-it alone, there is something to pique the interests of even the most discerning fun seekers. View our other list of Best Unique Ideas For A Night Out In L.A.

Nightlife & Music Unique Nights, Cooking Classes
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Hip Cooks
2833 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 841-2738

Hip Cooks proves that cooking for one or one hundred doesn't have to be intimidating. Everyone from beginners to epicures will appreciate the Hip Chef's recipes and use of organic products. Classes offer equipment, and private classes are available, too. The best part: enjoy dinner and wine after your masterpiece is done. If you're attending with your significant other, check out the romantic dinner for two, II class. You and your loved one will see sparks fly when you co-create caldeirada, a Portugese seafood stew, and then finish the night off sharing a homemade chocolate souffle. Or, if you're planning a bachelor/bachelorette party and want to stray away from the nightclub scene, try the other romantic dinner for two class. This one is geared toward those looking to learn how to impress and surprise their better halves with a home-cooked meal. Guys who spend their bachelor parties learning to cook for their fiances instead of hitting a gentlemen's club are guaranteed to score some brownie points.

Nightlife & Music Unique Nights, tightrope
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Kinetic Theory Experimental Theatre
4723 W Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 402-0773

Have you always been fascinated by circus performers? Hone your craft with the best at the Kinetic Theory Experimental Theatre. The aerial arts courses not only provide for a spectacular show, but it can also be an exciting workout. If walking a tightrope isn't your bag, stop in to see an amazing performance. The theatre provides entertainment in the form of anything from student cabaret to comedy to circus performances. Click here for upcoming show times.

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Nightlife & Music Unique Nights, Home Brewing beer drinking alcohol
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Eagle Rock Home Brewing Supply
4981 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 258-2107

If you enjoy a frosty glass of brew or a full-bodied glass of wine, why not learn how to make your own? Imagine how impressed your friends will be when you pour a pint of your own blend at your next barbecue, or pair the fruit of your vines with tapas at your next dinner party. The Eagle Rock Home Brewing Supply offers an online tutorial on the how-to's of the home brew, but for small amount, you can get valuable hands-on advising from the pros. Buying your own brewing equipment can be costly, so this fun activity is a great way to make sure you're really into brewing before investing in what you'll need, plus it offers a unique night out to try something new.

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Nightlife & Music Unique Nights, The Standard Hotel
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The Rooftop Bar at The Standard Hotel
550 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 892-8080

For some, a night out in Los Angeles requires a little glamour – and glamour is what you get at The Standard Hotel. The quirky-chic hotel with the inverted marquee is known to offer the hottest nightspots, with both Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood locations. The crimson-hued rooftop features a heated pool, dance floor, vibrating waterbeds and a grassy knoll. You won't find more breathtaking views of the city, which is why The Rooftop Bar succeeds in turning an ordinary bar experience into a unique night out, Los Angeles style.

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The Dinner Detective
Hornblower Cruises Marina Del Rey
13755 Fiji Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(866) 496-0535

Let your inner sleuth shine through with the Dinner Detective. Whether you fancy yourself an expert TV crime scene investigator or finding Waldo as a kid was one of the biggest thrills you can remember, the Dinner Detective is the next rung on your crime-fighter career ladder. Downright fun, The Dinner Detective seats you at a table with people who may be fellow diners or the culprits responsible for the crime. It's up to you to find out who you can trust, or who you should finger for the crime in this comedic adventure. Even if you don't solve the crime (there is a prize for the top sleuth), you are sure to have a ton of laughs and a great dinner. It's a win-win night all around.

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Heather Gill was born and raised under the ubiquitous sunshine of LA. An admitted tabloid enthusiast and shopaholic, Heather is always on the prowl for the latest and greatest that Los Angeles has to offer. Heather is an avid writer and blogger, and her work can be found on

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