February 2014 (9)

March 2, 2014: Oscar Viewing Parties in Los Angeles


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This weekend, the eyes of the world will be on the 86th Annual Academy Awards, taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. With that in mind, we’ve gathered five of the best Oscar viewing parties happening in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Make your predictions, sip an Oscar-themed cocktail, and join the global audience of viewers as the winners are announced.

Feb. 28, 2014: Oscar Concert at Royce Hall


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For the first time in its history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is presenting an Oscar Concert, featuring this year’s Academy Award-nominated composers conducting their own music. 

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Feb. 21-23, 2014


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From “the World’s First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band,” to International Space Station Day and a pork-wine-bourbon extravaganza, we’ve gathered five of the best events taking place in Los Angeles from Friday, Feb. 21 to Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

February 25: The Dalai Lama at The Forum


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On Tuesday, Feb. 25, The Forum hosts a unique event featuring a very special guest: His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. His Los Angeles appearance is part of a four-day visit to California. 

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Feb. 14-16, 2014


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From a Speed Dating party, to Paul Simon and Sting, and the world’s first interactive live stream of an opera, we’ve gathered five of the best events taking place in Los Angeles from Friday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. 

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


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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


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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 2015 Season


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TU1: July 7, 21 | Aug. 4, 18 | Sep. 1
Lionel Bringuier kicks off the Hollywood Bowl’s classical season with a program featuring spitfire pianist Yuja Wang. Concerts by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and Bowl favorite Bramwell Tovey include the music of Orff and Bernstein, as well as a special live presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey and a visit by American Ballet Theatre.

TU2: July 14, 28 | Aug. 11, 25 | Sep. 8
Bramwell Tovey opens the series with the music of Rachmaninoff. Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the ebullient Nicholas McGegan return, and violinist Joshua Bell makes his conducting debut.

TH1: July 9, 23 | Aug. 6, 20 | Sep. 3
This series features Music Director Gustavo Dudamel as well as Assistant Conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, following her phenomenal Bowl debut last year. Chinese pianist Yundi makes his own Bowl debut, and favorite conductors Lionel Bringuier and Bramwell Tovey will also lead delightful programs with Audra McDonald, American Ballet Theatre and more!

TH2: July 16, 30 | Aug. 13, 27 | Sep. 10
Music Director Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil in an evening of Mozart. Another evening features Tan Dun’s film music for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero conducted by the composer, and virtuoso artist Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Gershwin.