Los Angeles Event Spotlight: July 2016

06/27/2016

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There's no shortage of things to do in the City of Angels this July. From concerts to dineL.A. Restaurant Week and much more, discover these fun events happening around Los Angeles. For Fourth of July events, read our guide to fireworks displays and special events to celebrate America’s Birthday across L.A.

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Los Angeles Event Spotlight: May 2016

04/29/2016

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There's no shortage of things to do in the City of Angels this May. From holiday events to cultural festivals and much more, discover these fun events happening around L.A. 

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Los Angeles Event Spotlight: April 2016

04/18/2016

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There's no shortage of things to do in the City of Angels this April. From sporting events to cultural festivals and much more, discover these fun events happening around L.A.

Marching band at the 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

Los Angeles Event Spotlight: November 2015

10/28/2015

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There's no shortage of awesome activities happening in the City of Angels this November. From sporting events to family friendly outings and much more, get ready to enjoy all that L.A. has to offer.

Wild Eastern sea scallop crudo at Water Grill Santa Monica

dineL.A. Restaurant Week Spotlight: Ocean Views

07/23/2015

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Situated along 75 miles of pristine coastline, the Beach Cities of Los Angeles offer excellent hotels with spectacular views, landmark attractions, family-friendly events and superb coastal cuisine. One of the best ways to discover the Beach Cities culinary scene is during Restaurant Week. Read on for selected participating restaurants with great ocean views, as well as events and hotels that will make your dining experience even more memorable.

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24th Annual Anime Expo Kicks Off at L.A. Convention Center

07/02/2015

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People dressed in costumes that ranged from superheroes to internationally famous manga characters and the simply indescribable. The costumes added to the festive and somewhat chaotic atmosphere, which included dozens of food trucks parked both on the Convention Center grounds and across Downtown L.A.’s Figueroa Street. Lines at the opening of the show ran about 45 minutes to get into the Convention Center’s South and West Halls.

Inside the South Hall, the mood was convivial as attendees milled around merchandise booths, and outrageously-dressed people snapped photos of even more outrageously dressed people. Despite having attended about 300 anime shows, 23-year-old Devin Adkins was impressed by the sheer scale of his first AX. "It's definitely overwhelming, and I definitely plan to come back next year," said Adkins, who was dressed as Yato from Noragami. "I'm going to have to take tons of photos."

"You could fit all of the Texas cons (anime conferences) into this one," added 21-year-old Houston native Sophie "Tofu" H., who was dressed as the character Shampoo from Ranma 1/2. "There's lots of pretty stuff."

Kids enjoying Hollywood Bowl SummerSounds

Family Friendly Concerts in Los Angeles

05/22/2015

Leslee Komaiko

There is no shortage of spots in Los Angeles for the youngest music lovers to get their groove on. Many venues hold concerts specifically aimed at families. And unlike most tickets to a pop music concert, kid-oriented concert tickets tend to be very affordable and some shows are even free. From world-famous landmarks to popular neighborhood venues, here are 10 family friendly concert series in L.A.

View from the stage at the Central Avenue Jazz Festival

The Central Avenue Jazz Festival

05/06/2015

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The annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival takes over several blocks of the historic street in the Vernon-Central neighborhood with food vendor booths, exhibiting pavilions, and stages featuring an eclectic range of live music performances.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl: The Story of an L.A. Icon

05/01/2015

Elina Shatkin

After playing home to concerts, theatrical productions and an Easter Sunrise service, the Hollywood Bowl kicked off its first official season in the summer of 1922. It was a barebones experience for spectators, who sat on temporary wooden benches to watch Alfred Hertz conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The scenery and the sounds, however, were hard to beat. Located in a bowl-shaped area of the Hollywood Hills that was once called Daisy Dell, the spot where the venue now stands was chosen, in part, for its natural acoustics. Those are amplified by electronics as well as the bandshell with its distinctive white arches. It's actually the Hollywood Bowl's fourth bandshell. The first two were designed by Lloyd Wright, son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Janet Jackson "Unbreakable"

The Best of Los Angeles in 2015: Concerts

01/02/2015

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Los Angeles welcomes world-famous acts and rising stars for another stellar year of concerts. From spectacular arenas like STAPLES Center to historic Sunset Strip venues and intimate spaces like The Echo & Echoplex, amazing music is being performed in L.A. every night. Following is just a sample of the concerts you can enjoy in L.A. in 2015. For a complete bucket list of this year's must-see events and attractions, check out our guide to the Best of Los Angeles in 2015.

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