The Galleria at Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Go On Location: Famous Scenes Filmed at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles

02/08/2016

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The Millennium Biltmore Hotel is flanked by West 5th Street to the north, South Olive Street to the east, South Grand Avenue to the west and the PacMutual complex to the south. The majestic arched entrance located on the Olive Street side, which initially served as the hotel’s main entry, boasts Renaissance Revival design elements, towering columns, ornate relief carvings, and tall glass doors with wrought iron detailing. Just outside these doors, Allen Bauer (Tom Hanks) learns that his new girlfriend, Madison (Daryl Hannah) is a mermaid when mad scientist Walter Kornbluth (Eugene Levy) dramatically sprays her with water in the 1984 comedy Splash. 1984 proved to be a very popular time for the Olive Street entrance. That same year, Hanks shot another scene for a different film in the exact same spot. It’s there that his character, the newly-engaged Rick Gassko, valet-parks his school bus at the beginning of the raunchfest Bachelor Party. And in Beverly Hills Cop, which also premiered in 1984, Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) humorously orders room service delivered to Det. Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and Sgt. Taggart (John Ashton), who are parked directly across the street from the Olive Street entrance, in front of Pershing Square.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Los Angeles

01/13/2016

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The holiday is observed on the third Monday in January of each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15. Dr. King was a key figure and spokesman in the Civil Rights Movement. He received the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

Read on for a guide to Los Angeles events that celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The following MLK Day events take place on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 unless otherwise noted.

Detail of “Pointilee” (1985) by Dani Olivier at photo l.a.

photo l.a. 25th Anniversary: Jan. 21-24, 2016

01/12/2016

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The international photographic art exposition, photo l.a. is celebrating its 25th anniversary Jan. 21-24, 2016. This edition marks the third year that photo l.a. is taking place at The REEF, located in the historic LA Mart building in Downtown Los Angeles.

REDCAT at Walt Disney Concert Hall

L.A. Performs: Experience The Wooster Group Production of Harold Pinter's "The Room"

01/10/2016

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One of the highlights of the 2016 Winter/Spring program at REDCAT is The Wooster Group’s production of The Room by Harold Pinter (Feb. 4-14). With the L.A. Performs special offer, you can buy one ticket and get a free ticket to the same performance of The Room when you book a minimum of two Los Angeles hotel nights. The entire run of The Room at REDCAT is eligible for the L.A. Performs offer. Other eligible performances at REDCAT include Christiane Jatahy: Julia (Feb. 18-21) and TeatroCinema: Historia de Amor (March 31 - April 3).

Esa-Pekka Salonen in rehearsal with LA Phil

L.A. Performs: Travel to the "City of Light" with Esa-Pekka Salonen & the LA Phil

01/08/2016

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Two more City of Light performances are eligible for the L.A. Performs offer: Messiaen with the St. Louis Symphony (Tuesday, Feb. 2) and Chamber Music from France, which includes a complimentary wine-tasting reception (Tuesday, Feb. 23). Other eligible performances at Disney Hall include the Australian Chamber Orchestra (Tuesday, Feb. 16) and Todo Cambia: The Rebel Spirit of Mercedes Sosa on Saturday, March 12.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum peristyle

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: The Story of an L.A. Icon

01/08/2016

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Since opening in June 1923, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has become one of the world’s greatest sports venues, home to world-class athletes and legendary games. The Coliseum has also hosted numerous historic figures and countless special events.

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