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Discover Koreatown Car Free: Nightlife

04/18/2014

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When it comes to cultural stature among both locals and visitors as well as population and sheer physical size, Koreatown is growing as fast as any L.A. district. Said to pack about 300,000 people in its five square miles, K-town contains the dining and entertainment options represent the best of the region. And with the Metro Rail Purple Line running down its Wilshire Boulevard spine (not to mention the area’s challenging parking), K-town is ideal for exploring car free. Discover the nightlife of one of L.A.'s most dynamic neighborhoods, from dinner to concerts at a landmark venue, and craft cocktails at a speakeasy.

The Sunset Strip, viewed from the Mondrian

A 72-Hour Itinerary of Los Angeles Nightlife

03/14/2014

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Daytime in Los Angeles serves up sunny beaches, rolling golf courses, and the hike-inspiring Santa Monica Mountains. But when night falls, another side of the city awakens. This is when the town comes alive with dining, music, clubbing, and much more. Get ready for L.A. after hours with this three-night itinerary.

Mardi Gras Celebrations in Los Angeles

03/04/2014

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Mardi Gras, aka “Fat Tuesday,” is the annual celebration that culminates Carnival season. Mardi Gras takes place the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, the traditional 40-day period of fasting and prayer before Easter. The largest Carnival celebration in the world takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which welcomes two million revelers each year. In the United States, Mardi Gras is synonymous with the city of New Orleans, which celebrates for two weeks with parades, balls and king cake parties.

On Tuesday, March 4, there are Mardi Gras celebrations taking place throughout Los Angeles. From historic Olvera Street and the Original Farmers Market, to bars and restaurants across LA, here are the best places for you to shout, “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 90th Annual Academy Awards

Oscar Viewing Parties in Los Angeles

02/28/2014

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On Sunday, March 4, the eyes of the world will be on the 90th Annual Academy Awards, taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. For the second consecutive year, Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony, which will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water leads this year's field with 13 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress. Dunkirk is second with eight nods, including Best Picture and Best Director. Rachel Morrison (Mudbound) made history as the first woman ever nominated for Best Cinematography.

Make your predictions, sip an Oscar-themed cocktail, and join the global audience of viewers as the winners are announced.

Hollywood Museum lobby

Hidden Gems in Hollywood

07/09/2013

Esther Tseng

When it comes to Tinseltown, you'll never run out of things to do, including world famous attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood, Hollywood Bowl and Pantages Theatre to name just a few. But there's a whole world of under-the-radar attractions and activities you may be missing. They include music, hikes and other features that Hollywood locals frequent to enjoy their city as one would a neighborhood. Check out the following attractions, shops and weeklies that will have you experiencing an entirely different side of Hollywood.

Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl

The Best Fourth of July Events in Los Angeles

06/12/2013

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Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world, so it’s no surprise that spectacular Fourth of July events are taking place throughout the city. From Independence Day concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and the Rose Bowl, to sports events at Dodger Stadium and StubHub Center, read on for the best places in L.A. to celebrate America’s 242nd birthday. All events take place on Wednesday, July 4 unless otherwise noted.

LA Pride Festival 2018

The Guide to LA Pride in Los Angeles

05/29/2013

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Los Angeles has a long and rich history in the LGBTQ+ community, from one of the country's earliest Pride demonstrations at the Black Cat bar in Silver Lake in 1967, to the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights that was organized in 1970 by Christopher Street West (CSW), an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community across Greater Los Angeles. CSW produces the LA Pride Parade and Festival every June in West Hollywood.

Once again, LA Pride expands beyond its traditional weekend of events, featuring official LA Pride community and partnered celebrations across the city. Read on for the guide to LA Pride 2018.

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