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CicLAvia 🚴‍♂️✨ Kicks Off 2024 Season with CicLAvia-Melrose, Connecting Fairfax to Vermont | Sunday, Feb. 25

Get ready, Los Angeles! CicLAvia is gearing up for its 50th car-free street celebration, and this time, the spotlight is on the vibrant Melrose corridor. Picture this: 4 miles of car-free bliss, connecting Fairfax to Vermont, as people of all ages and abilities come together to revel in a pop-up park extravaganza on Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CicLAvia – Melrose promises a day of fun, fitness, and community spirit, encouraging everyone to ditch their cars and embrace their favorite people-powered mode of transport. Whether you’re walking, jogging, biking, roller-skating, or just soaking up the atmosphere, this event is a celebration of open streets, vibrant public spaces, and healthier living.

But that’s not all – this year marks a major milestone for CicLAvia, hitting its 50th event since its inception in 2010. Romel Pascual, the Executive Director of CicLAvia, shares his excitement about the remarkable journey and the plans for 2024. Brace yourselves for more events, expanded neighborhoods, innovative twists on previous routes, and the introduction of CicLAminis and CicLAvia Explore events.

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The Best Events Happening This New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles | Dec. 31 2023

As the year draws to a close, Los Angeles is set to ignite with many spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations that promise an unforgettable start to 2024. Just to name a few, first up is the Happiest Hour Extravaganza at Dynasty Typewriter, offering a riotous night of stand-up comedy, live music, and a complimentary champagne toast to bid farewell to 2023. Union Station, a 1930s Art Deco gem, transforms into a glamorous Prohibition-era wonderland with Chromeo headlining a thrilling DJ set, live jazz, captivating burlesque performances, and a grand 60-foot custom ball drop. For a more enchanting experience, Descanso Gardens presents the Enchanted Forest of Light, a whimsical journey through illuminated installations across the botanical garden, promising a departure from the commonplace and endless immersive fun. These three events, each offering a unique and dazzling celebration, set the stage for an extraordinary New Year’s Eve in the City of Angels. Plus, there’s plenty more and something for everyone included in our carefully curated list below. Happy New Year’s Eve!

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The Best Holiday Events Happening this Weekend in Los Angeles | Dec. 8 – Dec. 10 2023

🎄🎅🤶🦌⛄❄️🕎🔔🎁 Get ready to immerse yourself in the festive spirit with spectacular holiday events happening this December weekend in Los Angeles! First up, make your way to the 2nd Annual Winter Holiday Bazaar at Gasolina Cafe from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, where a vibrant array of over a dozen artisans will showcase everything from jewelry and pottery to skincare and candles. Indulge in traditional Spanish holiday treats, sip on hot chocolate, wine, and cocktails, and enjoy live jazz as you explore the wonders on display. Next, as the sun sets, head to Burton Chace Park & Fisherman’s Village in Marina Del Rey for the Marina Del Rey Boat Parade from 5:55 PM to 8:00 PM. Witness a dazzling fireworks display followed by a boat parade themed “Beauty of Winter on the Water,” with boats adorned in twinkling lights and decorations. For a more intimate celebration, venture to Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum for the Holiday Family Faire from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Amidst carolers, madrigals, and enchanting performances, explore an artisan marketplace offering holiday gifts and crafts. Stick around for caroling with Theatricum company members and an outdoor screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol (tickets required). And these are just the tip of the holiday iceberg – there are many exciting holiday events in our post below. 🕯️🎉🎊🍪🥂🕰️🌟

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The Best Events & Things to Do This Weekend in Los Angeles | Dec. 1 – 3

🌟 Celebrate the Magic of LA and the holiday season this Weekend! 🎉✨ Get ready for an unforgettable weekend in Los Angeles with a long list of fantastic events! On Saturday, December 2, join the 12th Annual Venice Holiday Sign Lighting at the iconic VENICE Sign, featuring Santa photos, live music, and complimentary carnival games. On Sunday, embrace the car-free streets of Leimert Park and Historic South Central at CicLAvia – South LA, celebrating 13 years of open exploration. Don’t miss the 2023 Holiday Marketplace at Craft Contemporary all weekend, offering a curated selection of unique jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and more. Plus, there’s many more happenings and things to do around town this weekend in our carefully curated list below. LA is simply buzzing with festive vibes, so gather your crew for a weekend packed with holiday cheer, outdoor adventures, and one-of-a-kind finds! 🎄🚴‍♂️🛍️ #LAWeekend #HolidayMagic

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The Best Happenings & Haunts This Halloween Weekend in Los Angeles | Oct. 27 – Oct. 31

Get ready for a spooktacular Halloween weekend in the heart of Los Angeles, where the City of Angels comes alive with a host of ghoulishly delightful events that will leave you enchanted and bewitched! First up, on Saturday, the iconic Hollywood Forever invites you to their 24th Día y Noche de los Muertos celebration, a vivid homage to the living and the departed. With art installations, altars, ofrendas, mouthwatering food, and soul-stirring performances, this year’s theme, “Máscaras de México – Vida y Muerte en La Máscara” promises a mesmerizing cultural journey. For a spine-tingling cinematic experience, catch “The Bride of Frankenstein” at The Theatre at Ace Hotel from October 27th to 28th where the LA Opera Orchestra breathes life into this gothic horror classic. And last but not least, don’t miss the hauntingly charming “Disney Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ In Concert” at the legendary Hollywood Bowl from October 27th to 29th, 2023, complete with a live orchestra and a star-studded cast. Plus, be sure to arrive early for a bewitching costume contest and a Hollywood Bowl transformed into Halloween Town for some wickedly fun trick-or-treating. It’s a weekend of festivities that’ll send shivers down your spine and warm your Halloween-loving heart!

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The Best Events This Weekend in Los Angeles | Fri., Oct. 13 – Sun., Oct. 15

Get ready for an action-packed weekend in Los Angeles! On Sunday, October 15, experience the iconic CicLAvia—Heart of LA, with 7.8 miles of car-free streets connecting downtown LA neighborhoods, perfect for biking, roller-skating, or leisurely walking. For history buffs, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Living History Tour on the same day uncovers the tales of Hollywood legends resting there. And on Saturday, October 14, the 2023 Culver City Art Walk & Roll Festival closes Washington Boulevard for a day of live music, beer gardens, delectable food, children’s activities, and captivating live murals. Whether you’re exploring the streets, delving into Hollywood’s past, or reveling in artistic delights, Los Angeles has something thrilling for everyone this weekend!

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The Best Events This Weekend in Los Angeles | Sept. 8 – Sept. 10 2023

As the sun begins its slow descent, casting a golden glow over the City of Angels, the end of summer in Los Angeles promises a grand weekend ahead ablaze with excitement. Picture yourself strolling through the hallowed halls of the USC Fisher Museum of Art, surrounded by the breathtaking creations of Kara Walker. This major exhibition unveils more than 80 works spanning her illustrious 30-year career, including the iconic “Emancipation Approximation” series and captivating images from “Porgy & Bess.” But that’s just the opening act. On Saturday, Echo Park comes alive as the 11th Echo Park Rising festival returns from its COVID-induced slumber. The streets pulse with the rhythm of local talent, and venues like Sticky Rice (The Spirit House), Spacedust, and the Echoplex become stages for unforgettable performances. And don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Los Angeles Union Station Trainfest 2023, where the past, present, and future of train travel converge in a whirlwind of activities and exhibits. Read on as we dive deeper into these and more sensational weekend events in sunny Los Angeles, promising at least one end-of-summer extravaganza you won’t want to miss!

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Labor Day Weekend Events in Los Angeles | Sept. 1 – Sept. 4 2023

Get ready, Los Angeles! Labor Day weekend is about to hit the city like a wave of pure excitement, and we’ve got your golden ticket to all the fun. 🌞🎉 First up, the queen herself, Beyoncé, is gracing the stage at SoFi Stadium for not one, not two, but three electrifying nights. Her Renaissance World Tour is set to bring you an unforgettable experience, blending her latest hits with timeless classics. Or, step into the world of cinematic nostalgia with Big Screen Pee-Wee, a four-film marathon dedicated to the iconic Paul Reubens, better known as Pee-Wee Herman. It’s an afternoon of laughter and adventure that you won’t want to miss. And for all you tequila enthusiasts out there, the Melrose Tequila Festival is the place to be. As the sun sets on Saturday night, head over to Melrose Place in West Hollywood for hand-crafted cocktails, tequila-infused delights, and non-stop entertainment. But wait, there’s more! Our curated list is brimming with Labor Day weekend events that will keep your spirits soaring. Read on for the full scoop on what’s happening in sunny Los Angeles this holiday weekend! 🌴🍹🎶

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The Best Weekend Events in Los Angeles | Aug. 18 – Aug. 20

Get ready to immerse yourself in a weekend of sheer delight under the sun-soaked skies of Los Angeles! 🌞 This city of dreams is gearing up to deliver a trio of unforgettable events that will light up your spirits and make your heart dance with joy. Step back in time at the Jazz Age Speakeasy in the historic Los Angeles Theatre, where vintage glamour collides with the soulful rhythms of hot jazz and mesmerizing performances, promising an evening you won’t soon forget. If the enchanting tunes of Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces set your soul on fire, then the Hollywood Bowl’s Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks is your ticket to musical paradise, complete with a breathtaking pyrotechnic finale. And that’s not all – the Frogtown Flea Crawl awaits, ready to paint the streets of Elysian Valley with vibrant colors, live music, eclectic vendors, and an irresistible block party vibe. These three are just the beginning; our curated list guarantees an electrifying weekend that Los Angeles proudly offers to all seekers of joy and adventure. Stay tuned for more astonishing experiences! 🎉

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The Best Events Happening This Weekend in Los Angeles | August 4 – 6

Get ready to heat up your summer in Los Angeles with a sizzling lineup of events that will keep you entertained throughout the whole weekend. And don’t worry about the weather – with sunny skies and warm temperatures, it’s the perfect time to explore everything the city has to offer. Film enthusiasts won’t want to miss NOIR CITY: Hollywood, presented by American Cinematheque and the Film Noir Foundation, from August 4 to August 13 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Head there to watch movies from the height of Hollywood’s noir movement in 1947 – 1948, with 23 films including Key Largo, Sorry, Wrong Number, The Velvet Touch, and The Big Clock. For a taste of surf and skate culture, head over to Venice Beach on August 5 for the SurfSkate Fest, hosted by the inclusive skate community GRL SWRL, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Z-boys. The day is packed with thrilling activities, including a morning paddle out, a surfskate competition with VIP judges, the premiere of the GRL SWRL documentary, and a dance party under the Venice sign. Music lovers won’t want to miss 88rising’s Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival on August 5 and 6 at Brookside at The Rose Bowl, spotlighting Asian-centric music, art, and cuisine, featuring DPR Live, Jackson Wang, NIKI, Rich Brian, Rina Sawayama, ZEDD, and TOKiMONSTA, as well as delectable food from All Dat Dumpling, Baozza, Luckyball Korean BBQ, Bone Kettle, and the new BOBA VILLAGE experience. For those 21+, signature Johnnie Walker cocktails will be available for purchase. Don’t miss out on these electrifying events and many more included our great curated list.

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