Posts Tagged ‘Downtown’

Your Guide to Los Angeles’s East Side Farmers Markets

Garlic is on its way out. Out of season, I mean. In California, it’s easy for it to seem we have a constant supply of fresh fruits and vegetables no matter the season because so much of what we buy at our grocery stores travels such great distances to reach us. So there’s always been a soft spot in my heart for farmers markets and organic produce sold by local and regional growers. Afterall, What small town would be complete without a weekly Farmers Market? Luckily, the east side of Los Angeles makes up several small towns (the neighborhoods feel like small towns anyway) and so it offers several farmers markets where you can find a wide variety of  affordably-priced fruits, vegetables, honey, herbs, bread, flowers, vintage clothing, arts & crafts, and more.

Everyone from local families who live in the neighborhood to some of Southern California’s most respected chefs use our farmers markets as their weekly food source and walk-in pantry. And once you visit any of the markets on our list below it’s easy to see why: vine-ripened and tree-ripened local produce is way tastier than your average grocery supply, you can feel good about eliminating packaging and plastic waste, it’s amazing to know the people who grow your food by name, and so much more. It’s simply amazing to buy food from passionate people who value sustainable agricultural practices.

Below you will find the definitive list of all of Los Angeles’s east side farmers markets that specialize in every crop that’s grown seasonally around our great state of California, for every day of the week. Except for Mondays for some curious reason. That must be the day of rest for our local growers.

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Smorgasburg DTLA is THE Place to Eat on Sunday

Every Sunday, Smorgasburg hosts over 75 food vendors on a 5 acre site in Downtown Los Angeles. If you haven’t been yet, it is incredible. You’ll want to skip the tired Sunday brunch and head out to Alameda and Bay Street from now on.


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The Best Food & Wine from East LA Meets Napa

East LA Meets Napa took downtown Los Angeles by storm on Friday, July 15 as upwards of 2000 wine and food lovers converged at California Plaza to partake in tastings from Latino owned wineries from around the world and small bites from some of LA’s best Mexican restaurants. In case you missed it, here’s all the bottles you’ll want to pick up, the restaurants you need to try, and a special Ensalada Andina con de Menta recipe from Chef Hamlet Garcia you’ll be excited to make.


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Must See in Los Angeles: Amanda Parer’s Monumental Public Art Installation Intrude in DTLA

Traveling all the way from New York, with a stop in Houston, the bunnies have arrived in downtown Los Angeles. They’ll be here until Saturday, June 11 and then they’re moving on to greener pastures in Denver, Colorado. Arts Brookfield presents a four-city national tour art installation Intrude, a highly acclaimed public art installation by Australian artist Amanda Parer.


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Last Remaining Seats

2016 Last Remaining Seats Schedule

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Top Gun (1986)
Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Theatre (1931)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m.
Million Dollar Theatre (1918)

Some Like It Hot (1959) – SOLD OUT!
Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m.  
Los Angeles Theatre (1931)

Dos tipos de cuidado (1953)
Wednesday, June 15 at 8 p.m.
Palace Theatre (1911)
Co-presented with the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The Theatre at Ace Hotel (1927)

Double Indemnity (1944) – SOLD OUT!
Wednesday, June 22 at 8 p.m.
The Theatre at Ace Hotel (1927)

Safety Last! (1923)
Saturday, June 25 at 8 p.m.
Orpheum Theatre (1926)

This year marks our 30th season of classic films in historic theatres! To commemorate the occasion we’re going back to where it all began: Broadway’s iconic movie palaces.

With nine screenings and lots of interesting events to go with them, including special backstage tours, panel discussions, and post-show film trivia at Clifton’s, we’re looking forward to an especially memorable season.

Join us Wednesdays and Saturdays, June 4-25. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. Tickets are $18 for Conservancy members and $22 for the general public. Join todayto take advantage of the member discount!

Please note: Due to high volume, we cannot take Last Remaining Seats orders over the phone.

Also note that all sales are final; we cannot issue refunds or exchanges.

30th Season Special Events

We have some special additional programming lined up to celebrate three decades of Last Remaining Seats and our long track record of helping to revitalize Broadway and the Historic Core. Join us for special tours, panel discussions, pub trivia, and more!

LRS30 Club

If Last Remaining Seats holds a special place in your heart, you can make an extra donation this year in honor of the 30th season. Simply enter your donation amount in the Additional Donation field as you check out. If you give $30 or more, you’ll be a member of the LRS30 Club, with special thanks online and on screen. Thank you!

Scenes from Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival at Union Station

A fine wine & dining experience! The Hollywood Home and friends took the Metro Red Line down to beautiful Union Station on Saturday, May 21 to sample and enjoy 200+ Rioja wines, a jamon bar, paella garden, a cheese cave, and delicious Rioja-inspired Tapas from over 30 notable US chefs from LA and beyond.


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Music For Train Stations with dublab

The program is inspired by Brian Eno’s 1978 ambient masterpiece, “Music for Airports,” which was designed with the intent of defusing the tense, anxious atmosphere of an airport terminal with loops of subtle sound including piano, voice and other instruments. Our program is both an homage to Eno and a contemporary interpretation of his concept applied within the frenetic energy and architectural splendor of Union Station.

DJ set by Ale with a live performance by The Tenses, an innovative L.A. act known for performances in which a room or space influences the unfolding organized and spontaneous sounds.

Metro Art Presents showcases free arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. Produced by Metro Art, the diverse, all ages programming is designed to creatively activate the landmark station, engage the Los Angeles community and attract new riders.

Cat Art Show LA 2: The Sequel

Second round of feline inspired art to debut with artists including Mark Ryden,
Mick Rock, Marc Dennis and Norman Reedus.

LOS ANGELES, January 21, 2016—Cat Art Show LA—the Los Angeles-based art exhibit that surprised locals by drawing thousands of visitors when it debuted in 2014—is coming back for a second year on March 24th, 2016 to Think Tank Gallery in DTLA. The exhibition will once again focus on the cat—our domesticated companion and internet meme—as muse.

Cat Art Show LA 2: The Sequel will feature more than 70 globally-recognized artists including Mark Ryden, Norman Reedus, (“The Walking Dead”) Marion Peck, Travis Lampe, Walter Chandoha, Mick Rock, Adam Wallacavage, and Kat Von D, among others. All of the artwork will be available for sale including both originals and limited editions and a portion of the proceeds will go to Kitten Rescue.

“Cat Art Show LA 2: The Sequel is a continuation of our inaugural cat art outing which brought together cat lovers and art enthusiasts,” said Susan Michals, curator of the show. “We have asked each artist the basic question, what is the true meaning of cat for you—ally, domestic partner, enemy, frenemy, allergic reaction or guru? From that, each artist’s interpretation is unique and honest.”

The success of the inaugural Cat Art Show LA caught many off-guard, and garnered national attention. The show was featured in numerous media outlets including Buzzfeed, Time, CNN and NPR, among others.

“Cats have been part of our lives for thousands of years. The Egyptians frequently aligned them with the gods and artists like Picasso created masterpieces centered around cats,” continued Michals. “Now people post them on Instagram and artists interpret them.”

Along with the previously mentioned artists, others participating in 2016 include:
Adriana Gasperi, Alexandra Troitskaya, Alexei Sovertkov, Annie Terrazzo, Brandi Milne, Brandon Boyd, Britt Ehringer, Cara Long, Charlie Becker, CYRCLE, Daniel Maidman, Diane Hoeptner, Don Pendleton, Edwin Ushiro, Emma Mount, Fedele Spadafora, GAAS/Suara, Heather Mattoon, Horitomo, Ingrid Allen, James Seward, Jamie Fales, Jason Edward Davis, Jason Shawn Alexander, JeanPierre Arboleda, Jeff, Haynie, Jeff Nentrup, Jenny Parks, Joann Biondi, Johannah O’Donnell, JoKa , Katsunori Miyagi, Kerri Hobba, Koichiro Takagi, KOZYNDAN, Laura Keenados, Leslie Kirchhoff, Leslie Kirschhoff, Lucia Heffernan, Luke Chueh, Lyn Winter, Lynn Jones, Marie Vlasic, Marion Peck, Martin Hsu, Martine Coppens, Michael Caines, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Midori Furuhashi , Natalia Fabia, Noah Eaton, Nuria Riaza, Paul Koudounaris, Rachel Schlueter, Rae Cook, Ravi Zupa, Rebecca Rose, Rebecca Artemisa, Rich Hardcastle, Rob Reger, Rudi Hurzlmeier, Scott Hove, Scott Zaragoza, Silvio Porretta, Simon Tofield, Sonya Palencia, Stephanie Han, Suger Fueled, Thiago Goms, Tim Biskup, Tobias Keene, and Zane York.

About Cat Art Show LA: 2 The Sequel:
Cat Art Show LA 2: The Sequel was created, and is produced by, Susan Michals, a journalist who writes about the intersection of art, culture and celebrity. Her work has been featured in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The Art Economist, GalleristNY, and The Huffington Post, among others. She is also the creator ofCatConLA. Michals owns one cat, a Maine Coon, named, Miss Kitty Pretty Girl.

Cat Art Show LA is also produced in association with Daniel Salin. Salin is a producer, promoter and curator, recognized for his production of Banksy’s 2006 Los Angeles show, “Barely Legal” as well as the exhibition of Mr. Brainwash’s collection of works seen in the Academy Award nominated film, Exit Through the Gift Shop

Location: Think Tank Gallery, 939 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Thursday, 3/24: 8-10PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 11AM-5PM
Admission is free.

For Media Inquiries:
Heidi Johnson