Donabe smoked hiramasa pastrami at Otium

Where to Dine Near Los Angeles Music Venues


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Throughout the year, Los Angeles welcomes world-famous acts and rising stars for concerts at iconic venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, STAPLES Center and more. Fortunately there’s a wide range of pre-concert dining options that go beyond the usual concession stand fare. Read on for some of the best restaurants located near L.A.’s top music venues.

The Public House at Angel City Brewery

The Guide to Craft Beer in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles


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The revitalized Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles is one of the most exciting neighborhoods in L.A., with new lofts, galleries, restaurants and shops opening at an incredible pace. Joining this renaissance are new breweries and gastropubs, making the Arts District another craft beer hub along with Torrance and Redondo Beach in the South Bay. The Downtown L.A. craft beer boom isn’t limited to the Arts District - the adjacent Little Tokyo neighborhood is home to Boomtown Brewery and Mumford Brewery, while Dry River Brewing and Indie Brewing Company are crafting beer in nearby Boyle Heights on the other side of the L.A. River. Read on for our guide to craft beer in the Arts District.

Guelaguetza mural by Colectivo LaPiztola

The 24 Hour Guide to Multicultural Los Angeles


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Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the world, home to vibrant neighborhoods throughout the Greater L.A. area. If you’re visiting L.A. for just one day, you can still experience a wide range of cultural attractions and cuisines. Read on for our 24-hour itinerary of global cultures in Los Angeles.

News & Notes - February 2016


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Visitors who book a minimum of two nights in a participating L.A. hotels through or from Feb. 1 to March 13 will receive an exclusive offer for two-for-one ticket purchases to nearly 30 performances by L.A.’s top performing arts groups.* Visitors who only attend only half of the available performances would save more than $1,350 on companion tickets.

Participating groups include the Center Theatre Group, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles Ballet, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Valley Performing Arts Center.

In its inaugural year, L.A. Performs is designed to grow visitor awareness and appreciation for the city as one of the world’s premier cultural destinations. This is the first visitor promotion organized by L.A. Tourism that focuses exclusively on the performing arts.

“As home to nearly 1,000 professional performing arts companies, Los Angeles offers an unrivalled abundance, diversity and quality of performance experiences,” said Michael McDowell, vice president for Cultural Tourism at Discover Los Angeles. “In this new, unprecedented promotion, visitors are invited to sample a wide range of outstanding performances at substantial savings.”

Performing Arts Companies participating in L.A. Performs*:

• Carpenter Performing Arts Center
• Center Theater Group
• Los Angeles Ballet
• Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
• Los Angeles Master Chorale
• LA Opera
• Los Angeles Philharmonic
• LA STAGE Alliance
• Music Center
• Pasadena Playhouse
• Valley Performing Arts Center
• Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Strong Attendance at December’s Regional Meetings


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On December 1-2, 2015, the TMD conducted Regional Meetings with General Managers and Directors of Sales & Marketing from TMD hotels in all five regions of Los Angeles: The San Fernando Valley, Hollywood, The Westside, Downtown L.A. and LAX/Beach Cities.

L.A. Tourism at Work - February 2016


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L.A. Tourism hosted its annual Agent-Kai New Year’s Celebration Luncheon on January 13, 2016 in Downtown at the Italian restaurant, Vespaio for 24 members of Agent-Kai, an association of general managers from the top Los Angeles-based Japanese tour operators.