WHAT’S COMING – FEBRUARY 2014

02/12/2014

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LATCB members have an exclusive opportunity to benefit from LATCB's new NiHao China training program designed to help hotels, attractions and other tourism industry businesses learn how to best attract and meet the cultural preferences of Chinese visitors. Part of LATCB's efforts to help our members and partners become “China ready,” the NiHao China program offers a series of seminars, with a certification and seal of approval by LATCB and the China National Tourism Office (CNTA) upon completion, assuring Chinese tour operators and travel planners that they are hotels and attractions that will be well suited for Chinese tourists coming to LA. Certified NiHao China businesses will be included in the marketing vehicles of LATCB and its partners in China, and will be pre-approved by the CNTA to do business with Chinese travel companies. The first NiHao China Seminar will be held on Feb. 26, 2014 at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel. For more information or to register, click here.

Love Hurts: Heartache, Jealousy, Sadness & Tragedy at LACMA

02/11/2014

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Artists have depicted everything from love and lust to heartache, jealousy, sadness, and tragedy. The following works of art are all currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)in Gallery 305 on the third floor of the Ahmanson Building.

March 22, 2014: Grill & Chill at the All-Star Chef Classic

02/09/2014

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On March 21-23, 2014, 25 chefs from across the country and around the world are gathering for the All-Star Chef Classic, a three-day modern food event taking place at L.A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. Celebrated chefs and the rising stars they have mentored will showcase their culinary mastery in two unique venues: Restaurant Stadium™ and The Chefs’ Tasting Arena™. The former welcomes over 250 guests “kitchen-side” in an intimate VIP setting, while the latter features a more expansive layout and a market-style experience with family-style seating.

Grill & Chill presented by dineLA is an international cookout taking place on Saturday, March 22 from 7:30-10 p.m. Grill & Chill celebrates the many ways that different cultures embrace the experience of cooking over an open flame, featuring chefs Roy Choi, Michael Cimarusti, Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook, Ricardo Zarate and more. Along with delicious tastings, admission includes alcoholic beverages, and recipe ideas. For those looking to beat the crowds, there is a VIP ‘Diamond’ ticket that gets guests in 60 minutes early with VIP access to the Chefs’ Tasting Arena™.

Following are Los Angeles restaurants where you can experience the acclaimed culinary creations of Grill & Chill participating chefs.

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 2014 Season

02/04/2014

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TU1: July 8, 22 | Aug. 5, 19 | Sep. 2
The first Tuesday series for 2014 features conductors such as Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, the ever-witty Bramwell Tovey and the vivacious Nicholas McGegan, as well as soloists Joshua Bell and Jean Yves-Thibaudet.

TU2: July 15, 29 | Aug. 12, 26 | Sep. 9
This Tuesday series begins with a rare Bowl appearance by Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, who is joined by virtuoso pianist Yefim Bronfman. Other programs feature Dudamel and eminent American conductor Leonard Slatkin.

TH1: July 10, 24 | Aug. 7, 21 | Sep. 4
Bramwell Tovey kicks off Thursdays in 2014, followed by more crowd-pleasers such as Gustavo Dudamel and Renaud and Gautier Capuçon.

TH2: July 17, 31 | Aug. 14, 28 | Sep. 11
Esa-Pekka Salonen kicks off the second Thursday series, which also features Dudamel and the incomparable cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who joins conductor Leonard Slatkin for a very special evening.

Starline Tours LGBT Itinerary for Los Angeles

02/03/2014

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Starline Tours is featuring a new LGBT Itinerary for Los Angeles, providing an insider’s guide to experiencing the many LGBT faces of LA. Using the Starline CitySightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off service, LGBT visitors can enjoy touring the city from the unique viewpoint of an open-top double-decker bus. With this itinerary, LGBT visitors can cover a week’s worth of excitement in 48 hours and go back home with unforgettable memories from one of the world’s most dynamic and LGBT-friendly cities.

The LGBT Itinerary features many locations of interest to LGBT travelers, along with the corresponding Hop-on Hop-off tour routes and stops numbers, and is downloadable from the Starline CitySightseeing website. Discounted 48-hour unlimited tickets may be purchased in advance at www.citysightseeingla.com.

Following are a few of the highlights featured in the Starline Tours LGBT itinerary, with stops spread out along the main Starline Hop-On Hop-Off routes.

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