August 2016 Lodging Metrics

10/21/2016

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Los Angeles ranked 5th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 86.4%, up +0.7% compared to the same period last year (85.8%).

"The Science Behind Pixar" at California Science Center

"The Science Behind Pixar" at California Science Center

10/18/2016

Mya Stark

Each section of the 12,000 square-foot exhibition puts visitors in command of one of the interlocking aspects of animated filmmaking that brings Pixar’s worlds so vividly to life. You can tweak lighting, shapes, the joints of animated bodies, the factors that influence the growth of virtual vegetation, and the many textures and surface skins that can be applied to animate and inanimate digital objects. Kids will be thrilled at this magical power, and will be completely absorbed in experimenting to see how real animators achieve different results.

Cold War Bunker at RoomEscape Los Angeles

Break Out of the Best Escape Rooms in Los Angeles

10/18/2016

Esther Tseng

Formerly called Escape Key, the rooms at 60out in West L.A. (other locations in Hollywood, Melrose and Marina del Rey) feature a game master/magician that stays in play throughout your hour to keep you clued in and entertained. As such, the idea is to have as much fun as possible during your visit - there's even a half-hour of magic preceding your hour of escaping. The sets are fun and creative with unusual moving parts and not your usual lock-combo decoding tasks.

Santa Monica Pier | Photo courtesy of Shabdro Photo, <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/shabdro/8486696357/" target="_blank">Flickr</a>

Meet Santa Monica

10/10/2016

Santa Monica offers a blend of urban energy, beach town atmosphere, oceanfront hotels and Pacific Ocean backdrop.

Sausage plate at Sahag's Basturma

The Best Sausages in Los Angeles

10/10/2016

Joshua Lurie

Sausage is a time-tested tradition that takes off-cuts of meat and transforms them with spices and seasoning into encased flavor bombs. Oktoberfest first started in 1810 in Munich and has since become a hotbed for communal beer and sausage consumption. That legacy continues locally at places like Torrance’s Alpine Village. Thankfully, people don’t need to rely on that raucous stretch of time in September and October to get sausage drunk. Sausage traditions also extend far beyond Bavaria, around the globe. Discover 10 places to enjoy house-made sausages in L.A.

Roy Lichtenstein, "Bedroom at Arles" installation at Skirball Cultural Center

"Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A." at Skirball Cultural Center

10/10/2016

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On view at the Skirball through March 12, 2017, Pop for the People displays more than 70 Lichtenstein works, spanning four decades. The exhibition includes the seminal Ten Dollar Bill (1956), one of Lichtenstein’s first Pop Art pieces; the iconic Sunrise (1965) and Shipboard Girl (1965), created when he was first gaining renown; and more than 20 prints created in collaboration with acclaimed L.A. printing house, Gemini G.E.L.

Read on for highlights of Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A. at the Skirball Cultural Center.

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