You know tonight’s debate is the first of three meetings between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It’s taking place at Hofstra University in New York. Topics to be addressed tonight include “America’s Direction,” “Achieving Prosperity” and “Securing America.”
For those in LA, you can watch it on television tonight, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. It starts at 6 p.m., and can be viewed on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. ABC News is even teaming up with Facebook.
For those who want to be with others, go watch, or better yet, participate in the political discussion at the following destinations:
Ace Hotel Downtown LA – Eat. Drink. & Be Merry while watching the Debate Live on a big screen in the Ace Hotel Theatre. Arrive at 5 p.m. There will be a DJ SET from Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One. Video Fun from Almo Drafthouse. Political teams from the LA Times will analysis what each candidate says. There is a $13 entrance fee. 929 S BroadwayLos Angeles, http://www.axs.com/events/315456/the-debate-watch-spectacular-tickets.
B-I-N-G-O Presidential Debate Watch Party – In Culver City from 6 to 7:30 p.m., watch the debate, enjoy tacos and margarita specials while playing BINGO. Topics on the BINGO card include: Wall Street, Deals, Oval Office and Obamacare. Rush Street restaurant is located at 9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City. 310-837-9546. http://www.rushstreetculvercity.com.
Presidential Debate Viewing in Westwood with UCLA students, faculty, political groups and locals at Crest Theatre: Food trucks and doors open, 4:30; pre-debate discussion, 5-6.; debate, 6; live debates with UCLA political groups and professors, 7:30-9 p.m. Admission $5 (obtain ticket online). 1262 Westwood Blvd., Westwood. http://www.crestwestwood.com
Hollywood Improv – Laughter is the best medicine. Have a belly laugh with comedians Ben Gleib, Jackie Kashian and Paul Provenza as they offer a repeat of the debate at 8 p.m. It’s Comedy Juice Squeeze the Presidential Debate. Tickets are $7 (purchase tickets online). Hollywood Improv, The Lab, 8162 Melrose Ave., Hollywood. 323-651-2583 – http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=466930.
Bros4Hillary Presidential Debate Watch Party: Doors open at 5 pm. Debate starts promptly at 6 pm. Revolver Video Bar, 8851 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. http://www.bros4hillary.com.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Los Angeles and Hollywood for Hillary is having a Debate Viewing Party at the Abbey Food & Bar in West Hollywood. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Join hundreds of Clinton supporters. Watch the debate on the big screen, drink and dance after. The Abbey Food & Bar, 692 North Robertson Blvd. Admission is free; 5:30pm.
Californians for Trump – Debate Viewing Party – Sip signature Trader Vic’s Mai Tais from 5 to 8 p.m., while watching the debate. Learn about Trumps plan to Make America Great Again at the Beverly Hilton, Trader Vic’s Lounge, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/trump-v-hillary-debate-party-tickets-27768721995
Sheraton Grand Los Angeles. Honor PAC (Political Action Committee) is offering a Presidential Debate Viewing Party at 5 p.m. Admission $40 and includes cocktails, grab a bite and live commentary from local political analyst, Hernan Molina. Come see one of DTLA’s newest venues, the fully remodeled Sheraton Grand at the Bloc (Third Floor Deck). Purchase Tickets at: https://hpacdebateviewingparty.eventbrite.com/ Uber or drive. Discounted event parking is $20 for valet and $12 for self-parking. The self-parking structure entrances are on both Hope street and Flower street. Take the elevators from the parking structure down to the Sheraton level. Enter the lobby (on the mall side) and take the elevators in the lobby to the 3rd floor Deck at the end of the hall. 711 S. Hope St., Los Angeles.