Events (73)

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!”

Feb. 28, 2014: Oscar Concert at Royce Hall

02/25/2014

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For the first time in its history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is presenting an Oscar Concert, featuring this year’s Academy Award-nominated composers conducting their own music. 

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Feb. 21-23, 2014

02/21/2014

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From “the World’s First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band,” to International Space Station Day and a pork-wine-bourbon extravaganza, we’ve gathered five of the best events taking place in Los Angeles from Friday, Feb. 21 to Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

February 25: The Dalai Lama at The Forum

02/19/2014

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On Tuesday, Feb. 25, The Forum hosts a unique event featuring a very special guest: His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. His Los Angeles appearance is part of a four-day visit to California. 

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Feb. 14-16, 2014

02/14/2014

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From a Speed Dating party, to Paul Simon and Sting, and the world’s first interactive live stream of an opera, we’ve gathered five of the best events taking place in Los Angeles from Friday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. 

Feb. 13-22: SKYLINE 2014

02/13/2014

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SKYLINE 2014 is a free architecture and art event that showcases experimental and interactive installations that embrace LA's ever-evolving cultural landscape. SKYLINE takes place in Downtown LA from Thursday, Feb. 13 to Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Feb. 7-9, 2014

02/07/2014

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From a family day at the movies, to an Edwardian Ball and world-class music performances, we’ve gathered five of the best events taking place in Los Angeles from Friday, Feb. 7 to Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. 

Hollywood Bowl 2015 Season

02/04/2014

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TU1: July 7, 21 | Aug. 4, 18 | Sep. 1
Lionel Bringuier kicks off the Hollywood Bowl’s classical season with a program featuring spitfire pianist Yuja Wang. Concerts by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and Bowl favorite Bramwell Tovey include the music of Orff and Bernstein, as well as a special live presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey and a visit by American Ballet Theatre.

TU2: July 14, 28 | Aug. 11, 25 | Sep. 8
Bramwell Tovey opens the series with the music of Rachmaninoff. Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the ebullient Nicholas McGegan return, and violinist Joshua Bell makes his conducting debut.

TH1: July 9, 23 | Aug. 6, 20 | Sep. 3
This series features Music Director Gustavo Dudamel as well as Assistant Conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, following her phenomenal Bowl debut last year. Chinese pianist Yundi makes his own Bowl debut, and favorite conductors Lionel Bringuier and Bramwell Tovey will also lead delightful programs with Audra McDonald, American Ballet Theatre and more!

TH2: July 16, 30 | Aug. 13, 27 | Sep. 10
Music Director Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil in an evening of Mozart. Another evening features Tan Dun’s film music for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero conducted by the composer, and virtuoso artist Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Gershwin.

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