Ever wonder how some people always seem to know what's up? Hiw do they know the best events/restaurants/places?
They ASK! Whenever someone tells me about a cool thing, I ask how they got started or where they discovered it! If you are nice, most people are more than happy to share their expertise!!
Even if it's only a website or a review site, you'll have a starting point for the next time!
This is especially important for travelers... Ask the locals to get beyond all the tourist traps!
How do you find events?