A Star is Born: The LA Guide for Aries

DJ Smiles Davis
Photo: DJ Smiles Davis, Facebook

Daring Aries, the sun has circled back into you, our first sign in the zodiac. 2020 is the year of work for you. All that endurance and commitment you built at the end of 2019 to your projects are ready to expand brilliantly this year. In particular, business, be that within an organization or an independent work, is your most significant area of growth, so take advantage of this fiery energy Aries by pushing ever forward towards your career dreams becoming a reality. Think of writing that book, finishing that script, creating that sports/meditation app, or advancing to a leadership position at your current job. The time is yours, and the time is now, so don’t waver our determined friend, lean into your ram.  Don’t be reckless or too temperamental with all this fortune, be sure to remain focused and patient—take that deep breath—with yourself and others as time may move slower or less linear then you wish at moments. All this career focus may have your loved ones feeling left behind be sure to make time to connect, but don’t forget this is a year of professional growth, so checking in and making practical commitments is better than overextending with false promises. We are excited for you, Aries, and look to you for a sure to be an exciting year.

Chef Lisa Giffen with to-go orders and Audrey Provisions bulk items
Chef Lisa Giffen with to-go orders and Audrey Provisions bulk items | Photo: @hammer_museum, Instagram

Audrey at the Hammer

Since the motto of your year is work, Audrey at the Hammer is perfect for a delicious, west side lunch. 

During Safer At Home, Audrey at the Hammer is offering lunch and dinner takeout, as well as Audrey Provisions with stews, soups, and bulk items. Temporary hours are Tuesday - Sunday from 11am to 8pm.

Visit dineL.A. To Go for a one-stop resource of the best LA eats you can enjoy safely at home by ordering takeout, curbside pickup, or delivery.

Watch + Listen video archive at the Hammer Museum
Watch + Listen archive | Photo: Hammer Museum

Hammer Museum

After enjoying a great takeout meal from Audrey, explore the online archives of the Hammer Museum, such as Watch + Listen featuring hundreds of videos from past public programs, from post-screening Q&As to lectures.

Three objects from the collections of the Fowler Museum at UCLA
Photo: Fowler Museum at UCLA

Fowler Museum at UCLA

A hidden gem is the nearby Fowler Museum at UCLA, with collections that feature hundreds of thousands of cultural objects from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas - past and present. Browse the Digital Collection by geographic region, culture, date/era and medium.

DJ Smiles Davis
Photo: DJ Smiles Davis, Facebook


Too much work is not good for anyone, so when we're all able to go out again you should head to the Asthetixxx late-night party. A house music swell of energy, this is a sure way for Aries to sweat out all the hard work you’ve been doing. Co-founder DJ Smiles Davis says Aesthetixxx was started "with the intention to bring soul house music to the LA underground & reconnect the association of house music back to the LGBQT and POC community." Follow @asthetix.x.x on IG for news about the next event.

In the meantime, you can have a dance party at home with the "Quarantine 001" mix by LA-based Smiles Davis.