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Holiday Happenings at the Historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Get into the holiday spirit at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel this December with a Christmas dinner at The Barish, classic movie nights at Cinegrille, a New Year’s Eve Bash at the Tropicana pool and bar, or maybe by booking a romantic and discounted suite for two in the legendary Roosevelt tower or poolside cabanas. Hollywood glamour meets holiday cheer at The Hollywood Roosevelt this year, with several special events including live jazz and comedy shows, plus festive décor and innovative dining, The Roosevelt offers a cozy atmosphere accented by the hotel’s rich history. Happy holidays, Los Angeles!

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The Best Thanksgiving Dinners To Go in Los Angeles | November 2022

Photo Courtesy of Akasha

Skip the grocery store lines and let your favorite restaurant do the cooking for you this Thanksgiving. Many of Los Angeles’s finest restaurants are offering full spreads for pickup on Wednesday, 11/23. Order ahead for a stress free holiday so that you can enjoy more time with friends, family, and a bottle (or two) of wine. Enjoy! And Happy Holidays from The Hollywood Home!

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This Week at LACMA: Live Jazz, Scandinavian Design, Korean Art, & More!

Summer may be over, but Friday Night Jazz continues this month at LACMA’s Smidt Welcome Plaza, just beyond artist Chris Burden’s legendary public art installation “Urban Light.” And jazz isn’t all happening at LACMA this week. Read on below for more exhibitions, screenings, and things to do at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Upcoming Screenings & Events at American Cinematheque | Fall 2022

Los Angeles is once again in the midst of Oscar Season! With high profile award hopefuls released every weekend it can sometimes be easy to lose track of our city’s incredible revival and repertory film screenings and events. From long lost and newly found 35MM prints to directors in person hosting viewings of their favorite movies, the New Beverly, The Hammer, The Academy Museum, and American Cinematheque (among several others), have great special events every night of the week. Below I’ve highlighted the American Cinematheque’s upcoming fall slate, which includes a Luis Buñuel Retrospective, A Whit Stillman series, a Luca Guadagnino tribute, an Elvis screening with a Q&A with director Baz Luhrmann, and so much more. Read on for all the amazing screenings and special events. And remember, AC members get priority access, discounted tickets, hip merch, and a dedicated film fan community.

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LA Times Food Bowl’s Night Market at Paramount Pictures Studios this Weekend

This weekend The Los Angeles Times Food Bowl brings back Night Market to the Paramount Pictures Studios backlot for three days of exclusive gastronomic adventures and experiences that will highlight distinct aspects of food culture in Southern California. On September 23-25, Night Market will feature all-inclusive food and drink tastings, cooking and mixology demonstrations, wine seminars, and more from the world-class culinary artists behind 50 of the city’s top restaurants. Feel the heat at Friday night’s Smoked Soirée, celebrate L.A.’s diverse restaurant scene at Saturday Night Flavor and eat your way through L.A. at the coveted Backlot Brunch on Sunday. Don’t miss these one-of-a-kind events! Tickets are available here. We’ll be there on Saturday and Sunday and can’t wait to see you! Read on for event details, demonstration details, and to find out if your favorite restaurants and chefs will be in attendance this weekend!

TASTING PARTICIPANTS

71Above • Acqua Panna • Angelini Alimentari • Angelini Osteria • Angry Egret Dinette • Banh Oui • Bar Moruno • Bari • bb.q Chicken USA • Caboco • Casa Vega • Delinquente Wine Co. • El Ruso • Eszett • Evil Cooks • Frankly Organic Vodka • Heavy Handed • Highly Likely Cafe • III Mas BBQ • Irv’s Burgers • Jewel • Kobee factory • Kogi • Little Dom’s • Lunasia Dim Sum House • Macheen at Milpa Grille • Makers Mark • MANEATINGPLANT • Maple Block Meat Co. • Mijenta Tequila • Mini Kabob • MÍRAME • Momed • Moo’s Craft Barbecue • Otium (VIP Only) • Otoño • Piccadilly Grace • Piccalilli • Poppy + Rose • RiceBox • River Street BBQ • Ronan • S. Pellegrino • San Marino Café & Marketplace • SLAB Barbecue • Standing’s Butchery • Stella Artois • STK Steakhouse • Tabula Rasa Bar • The Arbour • The Bad Jew • Tuk Tuk Thai • Valerie Confections • Yakiniku Osen

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Your Guide to the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl

The Los Angeles Times Food Bowl is back and bigger, better, and brighter than ever! The monthlong festival celebrates our great city’s top culinary talent, at both swanky and free and open to the public events, including special dining series in honor of the Los Angeles Times’s Restaurant of the Year and Gold Award winners and an awesome and an exclusive launch party at Grandmaster Recorders to kick off 30 nights of divine food, wine, and fun.

The Gold Award was, of course, created by and named after former L.A. Times Food critic, editor and Pulitzer Prize winner, Jonathan Gold. The Los Angeles Times Food Bowl and I go way back, to the very beginning I was lucky enough to meet Mr. Gold at a delectable tasting and wine-filled evening at Paramount Pictures Studios in 2017.

The Los Angeles Times Food Bowl Launch Party will kick off the 30 nights of festivities at Hollywood’s Grandmaster Recorders on Thursday, September 1. Ticket prices start at $150, which isn’t cheap, but you’ll be sure to get your money’s worth with a night that will feature special tastings from exciting guest chefs, live DJs, as well as cocktails, beer and wine  all included. Plus, the L.A. Times Food team General Manager Laurie Ochoa will honor this years’ recipients of the Restaurant of the Year and Gold Award with a live presentation of the awards. Tickets are going fast so be sure to get yours here and read on below for the exceptional list of chefs and restaurants attending this year’s opening night bash. Celebrate The Times’ Restaurant of the Year, Anajak Thai,  and Gold Award honoree, Meals by Genet.

The annual festival is presented by City National Bank and will combine the best of local eateries and world-renowned chefs in a series of over 30 pop-up dining events across the expanse of Los Angeles, while also highlighting issues of food access, sustainability and waste reduction.  This year’s lineup will also feature The Times’ return to Paramount Pictures Studios’s backlot with Food Bowl’s Night Market tasting events Sept. 23, 24 and 25. Tickets are available now at lafoodbowl.com, with discounted early bird pricing for a limited time. 

Plus, you can feel good about a night of imbibing as the Food Bowl supports the The L.A. Times Community Fund, where you can give back to nonprofits working in the community addressing hunger and food insecurity. Donations to the L.A. Times Community Fund’s Food Insecurity project enable Food Bowl to make substantial contributions to non-profit organizations like Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Project Angel Food, World Central Kitchen, No Us Without You, and more. Just $50 provides the equivalent of 200 meals. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, as just one example, has been fighting hunger in LA County for almost 50 years and has provided more than 1.5 billion meals to those in need. Yes, that’s billion with a B. Food and nutrition insecurity continues to challenge many of our community’s children, seniors, families and individuals. As a nonprofit organization, the LA Regional Food Bank relies on the generosity of organizations like the LA Times and its annual culinary festival.

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This Weekend at American Cinematheque | 7/15 – 7/17

The American Cinematheque has been programming some incredible films this year, at both their Santa Monica and Los Feliz locations. Their weekend schedule is packed with classic films, in-person Q&A’s, 35MM screenings, live scores, and much more. Check out the lineup, highlighted below, and consider becoming a member of this vital cultural institution.

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Celebrating Mother’s Day at Sunday Brunch in Los Angeles

Nothing says “I love you Mom” like a fantastic Sunday brunch where the champagne flows and the dishes, and laughs, are aplenty. Are you making last minute Mother’s Day plans? You’ll want to take a look at this list of eight amazing spots for Mother’s Day brunch that, against all odds, still have a table or two open. While we celebrate Mom every day in our own way, here’s where to take Mom for a brunch to remember this Sunday in Los Angeles.

Photo courtesy of Bianca.

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Hollywood Bowl Releases Epic 2022 Lineup

Photo courtesy of Hollywood Bowl.

Get ready for a summer like no other. Hollywood Bowl has just announced its season, a celebration of 100 years of incredible music under the stars and one epic lineup.

Chad Smith, CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra has said this year’s schedule, with a wide-range of genres, reflects those early goals for Hollywood Bowl to “democratize music and culture in our city.”

L.A. Phil maestro Gustavo Dudamel will conduct 10 concerts this season, including a run of five nights in July that features the third act of Wagner’s Valkyrie and the Paris Opera Ballet. And yes, Sound of Music and Star Wars are happening again. Check out the full schedule below!

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Valentine’s Day Dinners & Things to Do in Los Angeles | 2022

Valentine’s Day is coming up this Monday, February 14th! If you are still thinking about where to go out for dinner, order takeout, or find other romantic things to do this weekend and early next week, the list below has you covered. Happy Valentine’s Day! Cheers!

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