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Hollywood Bowl’s Full Summer Schedule | Mitski, Les Miz, Marvel, ’90s Disney, & More | 2024

Get ready to groove under the star-studded Los Angeles sky because the Hollywood Bowl is gearing up for another epic summer of music! Brace yourselves, as the Los Angeles Philharmonic just dropped the bombshell of their Summer 2024 schedule, and it’s hotter than the sun itself! Despite a stormy spring, locals can now dive into daydreams of sunny days and sultry nights filled with the magic of live performances. Imagine romantic evenings as Gustavo Dudamel and his orchestra serenade you, not once, but nine times, including enchanting evenings with Natalia Lafourcade and opera sensations Diana Damrau and Jonas Kaufmann. But wait, there’s more! Zubin Mehta is making a legendary comeback after 30 years, Marvel Studios is premiering their mind-blowing Infinity Saga Concert Experience, and Hollywood Bowl is proudly introducing fresh faces like Laufey, Mitski, and the six-time Latin Grammy-winner Camilo. And if that’s not enough to make your heart sing, buckle up for a star-studded lineup featuring the likes of Beck, Chaka Khan, T-Pain, and the iconic Roots Picnic West Coast extravaganza! Jazz aficionados, rejoice, as the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival makes a triumphant return with Jodeci, Kamasi Washington, and Robert Glasper leading the charge. Plus, get ready to celebrate Henry Mancini‘s 100th birthday and bid adieu to the season with a bang at the July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular featuring Harry Connick Jr. and the sensational Boyz II Men. But perhaps the most anticipated event of the summer is the historic reunion of Herbie Hancock and the original players from the Head Hunters recording for a once-in-a-lifetime jazz spectacle! With tributes, sing-alongs, and fireworks galore, the Hollywood Bowl promises a summer you’ll never forget!

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The Best Events & Things to Do This April in Los Angeles | April 2024

Spring has sprung in Los Angeles and if you, like me, are not going to down to Coachella to see Lana del Rey and No Doubt this April, you may be wondering just what special events and things to do are going on in Los Angeles proper during this spectactular, sunny month. Well, lucky for us all, good times are on the forecast, and we’ve compiled the best events happening all over town. From literary enthusiasts to art aficionados and outdoor enthusiasts alike, there’s something for everyone to revel in. Kicking off the month is The Other Art Fair, a rebellious yet inclusive gathering of independent artists and art lovers at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica from April 4th to 7th. Then, bookworms unite at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 20th and 21st at USC/Exposition Park, where literary giants grace the stages and bookshelves overflow with treasures. Later this month, on April 21st, CicLAvia transforms Venice Blvd into a car-free haven, inviting residents and visitors to explore 5.75 miles of open streets connecting Palms, Mar Vista, and Venice Beach. While these events shine brightly on April’s calendar, there’s a plethora of other happenings awaiting discovery in the City of Angels.

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The Best Events & Things to Do This Weekend in Los Angeles | Fri. March 29 – Sun. April 1

It’s Easter Weekend in Los Angeles, and although it may be rainy and chilly all weekend, there are still plenty of special events and things to do to get you hopping all over town. First up, kick off your weekend with a tantalizing Grilled Cheese and Wine Pairing at Andrew’s Cheese Shop in Santa Monica on Friday, March 29th at 7:30 PM. Indulge in a mouthwatering experience as Andrew’s Cheese Shop unveils their latest culinary masterpiece – open-faced grilled cheeses expertly paired with unique wines, culminating in a decadent float using Elio Perrone’s Bigaro, a sweet blend of Moscato and Brachetto. If you’re craving a cultural extravaganza, head over to The Broad Museum on Saturday, March 30th at 8:00 PM for LA Intersections. Immerse yourself in the vibrant music and spoken word scenes that have emerged in the City of Angels, featuring iconic performers who have shaped Los Angeles culture across various genres. From punk to jazz to rap, this two-part festival-style series celebrates the diverse tapestry of artistic expression in LA. And for those craving a dash of eccentricity, don’t miss John Waters Easter 2024 at the whimsically campy Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. Book a room, dine with the legendary John Waters and Ricki Lake, and join in the 35th Anniversary screening of the cult classic film HAIRSPRAY, complete with live commentary and a Q&A session. With these egg-citing events lined up, Easter weekend in Los Angeles promises to be an unforgettable extravaganza of flavor, culture, and camp!

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The Best Events & Things to Do This Weekend in Los Angeles | Fri., March 15 – Sun., March 17

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, Los Angeles gears up for a weekend filled with vibrant events to suit every taste. From the sultry jazz melodies of Madeleine Peyroux gracing the Luckman Fine Arts Complex on Saturday night to bidding farewell to the iconic Mandrake Bar in Culver City, there’s no shortage of excitement. For a unique celebration, head over to Moonlight Rollerway on Sunday for GlassSkates, where roller skating meets the mesmerizing compositions of Philip Glass. And let’s not forget the adrenaline rush of the LA Marathon starting bright and early Sunday morning at Dodger Stadium. While these events promise a weekend to remember, Los Angeles boasts plenty more festivities to ensure everyone finds their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Courtesy of Moonlight Rollerway.

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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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