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Frequently Asked Questions
What is DoLA?
It's the place to find out 'What To Do In LA". We list more events than any source in town. Find out about thousands of music, art, theater, film, and special events event happening around town including great happy hours and drink specials. DoLA is also a social networking tool - build your crew, recommend events you like to others, view others' picks and they can view yours. DoLA also has a "Weekly Top Picks" newsletter featuring the highest-rated events of the upcoming week. That's just the beginning, click here for more info.
How are events ranked?
Rankings are based on the number of people recommending an event, combined with the recommendations from DoLA "Tastemakers" (bloggers and local media). You make a recommendation for an event by clicking "I LIKE IT!" The number next to the title of the event represents how many people have recommended it.
Where do DoLA.com events come from?
The events on DoLA come from a number of places. We pull shows from band and venue websites and users add their own events or send us press releases. We also scour the internet looking for unique events. One delightful aspect of DoLA is the ability for you, our users, to add events yourself.
How do I add an event?
It's as easy as clicking “Add an Event” at the top of the DoLA homepage and filling in the blanks -- who, what, where, when. You can upload posters or pictures associated with the event too. Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to advertise your event or need help with adding it.
Can I show my friends my recommendations?
You sure can. Once you register you have a profile page that shows all the events for which you've clicked "I Like It!" It also shows the comments you've made about events, bands, and venues. You can share recommendations by clicking the "Email Your Friends" link, or add events on Facebook, and more. You can even embed your own customized calendar showing all of your recommendations on your blog or other pages. Add some personality to your profile by including a picture, a link (to your website, blog, Facebook page, whatever), and a blurb about yourself.
Can I view events by type of event?
Yes! You can search under music, arts, or happy hours. Within each category you can choose to see only the events your crew has recommended, or the events recommended by "Tastemakers". To make your life even easier you can simply click on Top Picks and see only the most popular events for that day.
What is a Tastemaker?
These folks are the back bone of all the great stuff there is to do in this city. They are the local media, the bloggers, the DJ’s, the artists, and promoters that we are so happy are making it their jobs to get us off our couches and out on the town. They’re so good at it in fact, that we decided to give them a voice on DoLA for you to follow. Tastemaker votes and comments on events are featured below the listing for perusal as are links to their websites. You can find the full list of Tastemaker under the Big Stuff tab on the main page. Follow them, friend them, be one with them, and they will make sure you are in the know!
What about guestlist spots and ticket giveaways?
We here at DoLA want you to have the hookup so occasionally we’ll set up guestlist spots for some of the best events in LA. If you see an event with a guestlist offer, (you can see all of them at once though the link in the “Must Do” tab) click it for IMMEDIATE free entry to the event listed. Be aware however, this only guarantees a spot for you alone, no plus ones. So make sure your friends get on there too!
If you enter to win tickets on the DoLA site, you will receive notification via email no later then 24 hours before the show. If you have won a contest via our Facebook page or Twitter page, we will tag you in the winning post no later then 24 hours prior to the show. Please reply to this post confirming/telling us we’re awesome. It helps that we know you’re coming!
Where do the photos come from?
We figured it wasn't fair to ask you to upload photos to yet another site, and there were already so many great photos Flickr.com, that we decided to pull them from there. If you already use Flickr and want to make sure your photos are available to DoLA.com - just tag them DoLA (along with the band or venue name) and we'll find them. If you don't use Flickr, take a look, as it's a pretty snazzy photo sharing site. Note: You can see the tag for a band or venue by visiting its page on DoLA.