Lucky Strike was L.A.'s first upscale bowling alley when its first location opened at Hollywood & Highland in April 2003. As other luxe alleys came on the scene, Lucky Strike evolved too, and in June 2014 it became Lucky Strike Live. It’s still got that chill, eclectic vibe. But now there’s live music several nights a week. Wednesday night is Soundcheck Live, when some of the city’s top musicians join keyboardist Steve Ferlazzo (Avril Lavigne’s music director) to jam. Don’t be surprised if a marquee name shows up to play along. Friday night it’s funk.
If you just want to bowl? There are 12 lanes, each outfitted with a comfy couch for lounging and a sizable table for the deep fried mac & cheese bites you know you want to order. Fun fact: the bar is repurposed from Lane #7 of Hollywood Star Lanes, where The Big Lebowski was filmed.
6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
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Aqua Surf School began in Santa Monica with the goal to educate and inspire its students to live happier and healthier lives through surfing. “As a business, we take into consideration how can we help the most people and make the healthiest impact on this earth,” says King. “We partner with companies like Heal the Bay and the Police Activity League, offering free surf lessons for people to build positive lifestyles, promote ocean safety and environmental awareness.”
Formerly called Escape Key, the rooms at 60out in West L.A. (other locations in Hollywood, Melrose and Marina del Rey) feature a game master/magician that stays in play throughout your hour to keep you clued in and entertained. As such, the idea is to have as much fun as possible during your visit - there's even a half-hour of magic preceding your hour of escaping. The sets are fun and creative with unusual moving parts and not your usual lock-combo decoding tasks.
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The Breeders’ Cup, in partnership with the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, has launched "The Best is Yet to Come" Horse Art Exhibition, a pop-up community art program created in collaboration with Crewest Studio and five notable Los Angeles artists. “Snap” a photo with one of the horses to discoverLAsnaps on Snapchat for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Breeders' Cup.