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Watts Towers

Watts Towers: The Story of an L.A. Icon


Elina Shatkin

The Watts Towers are the vision of one man, an Italian immigrant who worked, with no outside help and only the most elemental tools, nearly every day for 34 years to build the world-famous monument.

Industry Insider - David Merrell of AOO Events


David Merrell, COO and Creative Director of AOO Events, has been taking the event industry by storm since 1989. With a name synonymous with cutting-edge and innovative event design and production concepts, Merrell has transformed the market and captivated audiences worldwide. Read on for his top picks and see what this industry insider has to say about the City of Angels...

Bikes and Hikes L.A. in a Day tour

Car-Free Businesses and Organizations in Los Angeles


Discover Los Angeles

BlacklistLA is a running group that discovers the city every Monday at 10 p.m. The group’s first meeting was at LACMA’s Urban Light in 2013, with the intention of discovering street art in Los Angeles. The name comes from the fact that street art is typically “blacklisted” from traditional galleries and viewed as graffiti or vandalism. BlacklistLA aims to provide a safe and energetic environment where people feel empowered to discover the streets of Los Angeles in a way that’s never been done before. The group has run around Downtown L.A., Hollywood, Koreatown, Culver City, Echo Park and continues to explore more of the city. Newly created by BlacklistLA is the “MetroRun,” exploring the city through Metro’s subway lines. See their website for event dates.

CicLAvia riders on Broadway in Downtown L.A.

The Guide to Car-Free Events in Los Angeles


Discover Los Angeles

The Big Parade Los Angeles is an annual, two-day walk that happens every May. It includes about 80 public stairways and spans over 35 miles from Downtown L.A. to the Griffith Observatory. The walk runs on a timetable and is designed as a series of attached loops, so people can come and go as they please. The location is broadcast live so that walkers can follow along or join at will. Along the way, there’s music, art, history, guest speakers and lots of surprises. The Big Parade and the practice walks are free.

Nine-story temple facade outside Cave 96, Mogao Caves

"Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road" at Getty Center


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On view at the Getty Center May 7 – Sept. 4, 2016, Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road features numerous objects originally from the site - paintings and manuscripts that have rarely, if ever, traveled to the United States, as well as three spectacular full-size cave replicas. The exhibition celebrates more than 25 years of collaboration between the Getty Conservation Institute and the Dunhuang Academy to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

“This major exhibition, unprecedented in scope, is the first in North America to fully explore the art, environment, and conservation of the Buddhist cave temples of Dunhuang," says James Cuno, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust. “The exhibition highlights the Getty’s long relationship with the Dunhuang Academy, stewards of the site, as well as our ongoing efforts to preserve the world’s cultural heritage.”

Os Melhores Restaurantes Tailandeses em Los Angeles


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A cidade de Los Angeles conta com a maior população tailandesa que reside fora da Tailândia, mas não é surpresa que se encontre opções de comida tailandesa em abundância na cidade. Se o que você deseja é passear um pouco, deve explorar Thai Town, uma área de seis blocos localizada ao longo da Hollywood Boulevard, entre Normandie e Western Avenue, onde ficam localizado alguns dos melhores restaurantes tailandeses da cidade. Desde especialidades como a tradicional sopa de macarrão tailandês “boat noodle “ até a comida picante do sul da Tailândia e comida de fusão tailandesa, há algo para todos. Continue lendo e descubra alguns dos melhores restaurantes tailandeses em Los Angeles.


Texto original de Clarissa Wei | @dearclarissa