The Best of Los Angeles 2014: Cultural Anniversaries

Walt Disney Concert Hall | Photo courtesy of Candice Montgomery, Flickr

LA's world-famous cultural attractions are celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2014. 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 2014.


Walt Disney Concert Hall is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a series of special concerts throughout the 2013-14 season. For detailed information on the 10th anniversary concerts - featuring some of the world’s great performers from classical, jazz, world music and more - visit the hall's 2013-14 calendar at


Founded in 1979, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. The main branch of MOCA is located on Grand Avenue in Downtown LA and houses almost 5,000 postwar artworks, including masterpieces by classic contemporary artists, and new works by emerging and mid-career artists from Southern California and around the world. MOCA is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2014 with a year-long series of special events and exhibitions.


The Music Center is one of the largest performing arts centers in the country. Located in Downtown Los Angeles, the Music Center is home to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theater, Mark Taper Forum and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Each year, the Music Center welcomes more than 1.3 million people to performances by its four internationally renowned performing arts companies: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale, and Center Theatre Group.

The Music Center begins a major celebration of its 50th anniversary on Dec. 6, 2014 – 50 years to the day that the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion opened. The spectacular On-Stage Celebration and Gala Dinner features a once-in-a-lifetime performance and gala celebration honoring the contributions of the artists, musicians, and performers that have shaped the Music Center into the pre-eminent performing arts organization on the West Coast.