Ford Theatres Summer Season

Ford Theatres: The Story of an L.A. Icon

09/23/2016

Discover Los Angeles

The landmark amphitheatre reopened in July 2016 after a $66-million renovation designed by Levin & Associates Architects with Mia Lehrer + Associates landscape architects. The project was initiated in 2012 and required a 21-month closure of the amphitheatre - programming during construction took place at off-site venues.

Watts Towers

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

05/11/2016

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.

Bikes and Hikes L.A. in a Day tour

Car-Free Businesses and Organizations in Los Angeles

05/06/2016

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.

Prime rib dinner with mashed potatoes and creamed spinach

14 Juicy Facts About Lawry's the Prime Rib

04/25/2016

Elina Shatkin

Do one thing and do it well. That's the guiding principle at Lawry's The Prime Rib. You can probably guess by the restaurant's name what that thing is: beef. Huge, honking, slabs of the stuff, cut to order at your table, drizzled with au jus and served with crisp Yorkshire pudding.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Go On Location: Historic Los Angeles Theatres Featured in Film

04/13/2016

Lindsay Blake

In the early 1900s, lavish theatres and movie palaces began popping up across Los Angeles. Though a large number of them have been transformed, altered or razed over the years, the city’s landscape is still dotted with several of the historic venues, many of which remain in operation and in pristine condition. While the opulent sites are not all open to the public on a daily basis, they can be viewed a number of ways, including by attending a show on-site, via the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tour, and through the Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats film series program. Because the theatres are regularly used for filming, you can also catch a glimpse of them onscreen. Read on for a list of ten historic venues and the productions they have appeared in.

Stanford vs. Michigan State, 100th Rose Bowl Game at Rose Bowl Stadium

Rose Bowl Stadium: The Story of an L.A. Icon

12/07/2015

Discover Los Angeles

The world-famous Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena has hosted five Super Bowls, gold medal matches for two Summer Olympics, two FIFA World Cup Finals, superstar concerts and the annual Rose Bowl Game for which it’s named.

Redwood tree and atrium at Clifton's

Clifton's Cafeteria: The Story of an L.A. Icon

09/21/2015

Elina Shatkin

How magical would it be to instantly trade the sidewalks and steel of an urban downtown for a woodland utopia? Clifton's spanned 16,000-square-feet of faux redwoods, frolicking forest creatures, scenic murals, a brook babbling with limeade and a 20-foot waterfall cascading over artificial rocks. To say that Clifton’s was unique is like saying LeBron James is a pretty decent basketball player. Imagine a larger-than-life diorama designed by Walt Disney on a Pine Sol-fueled bender. Simply put, it was unlike any other restaurant in Los Angeles.

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