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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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Jingle Tales (& Tunes) Returrns to The Colony Theatre this Dec. 13th | Get Your Tickets Now

🎄 JINGLE TALES & TUNES: Unwrapping Grown-Up Holiday Fun at The Colony Theatre!

Ho-ho-hold onto your champagne flutes, because JINGLE TALES & TUNES is back, and it’s delivering more holiday joy than a sleigh full of bottomless eggnog! 🎅

The North Pole Takes Over The Colony Theatre!

Imagine December 13th, the air filled with the delightful aroma of roasted chestnuts and the sound of laughter mingling with smooth jazz in the background. The Colony Theatre in Burbank transforms into a winter wonderland, hosting an evening of JINGLE TALES & TUNES – a yuletide extravaganza that’ll have you laughing, crying, and feeling more festive than ever!

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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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Experience What’s Next…NOW at WestEdge Design Fair ’23 | Nov. 16-18

The WestEdge Design Fair, a renowned exhibition spotlighting modern design, returns to Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar this November 16th through the 18th, and I’ve got the inside scoop on what’s shaping up to be the crème de la crème of design events in Los Angeles.

All weekend long will be a playground for design aficionados, where every corner exudes modern luxury and innovation. I’m talking about an experience that’s part shopping spree, part creative workshop, and all parts mingling with artisans, designers, and innovators. This year’s installment promises a comprehensive showcase of premier home furnishing brands, featuring both established and emerging names within the design industry. This special event offers a platform for guests to engage with the latest products, alongside panel discussions, workshops, and culinary demonstrations designed to immerse and educate attendees.

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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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K&L Wines Annual Champagne Tent Event Returns This Saturday Oct. 21 2023

K&L Wines Merchants’s biggest and best annual celebration is back in full swing this Saturday, October 21 in the heart of Hollywood! After a long (much too long) hiatus, the Champagne Tent Event makes its triumphant return with over sixty Champagnes all under one roof (or tent!).

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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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