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March 4, 2014: 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!”

March 2, 2014: Oscar Viewing Parties in Los Angeles

02/28/2014

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This weekend, the eyes of the world will be on the 86th Annual Academy Awards, taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. With that in mind, we’ve gathered five of the best Oscar viewing parties happening in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Make your predictions, sip an Oscar-themed cocktail, and join the global audience of viewers as the winners are announced.

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 there are spectacular Fourth of July events taking place throughout the city. From Independence Day concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and the Rose Bowl, to newer traditions at Grand Park and the Battleship IOWA, read on for our guide to the best places in LA to celebrate America’s 237th birthday. All events take place on Thursday, July 4, 2013 unless otherwise noted.

The Guide to LA PRIDE

05/29/2013

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The annual LA PRIDE celebration welcomes over 500,000 people each year to West Hollywood. Taking place June 7-9, 2013, the festival continues to be a major focus for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride in the greater Los Angeles area. LA PRIDE is produced by Christopher Street West, a non-profit service organization composed of volunteers committed to the goals of human rights, education, outreach, and better understanding within and outside the LGBT community. From the LA PRIDE celebration and live performances at West Hollywood Park and parade on Santa Monica Blvd, to satellite events happening outside the festival throughout the weekend, read on for our guide to LA PRIDE.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles

04/24/2013

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Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration of Mexican culture and heritage that takes place across the U.S. and regionally in Mexico, where it's known in the state of Puebla as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (“The Day of the Battle of Puebla”). Cinco de Mayo is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over the much larger, better-armed French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The U.S. celebration of Cinco de Mayo originated in Mexican-American communities of the American West, Southwest and Northwest. Read on for our guide to Cinco de Mayo festivities throughout Los Angeles.

Halloween Events in Los Angeles

10/01/2012

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From the world's largest Halloween street party, to family-friendly Halloween events at museums and other cultural institutions, Los Angeles offers fiendish fun and spooky scares for everyone.