Pacific Standard Time Art Show 2011

Pacific Standard Time Art Show 2011

Los Angeles has long lost its reputation as a cultural desert.  It is taking its place with other Californian cities from San Diego to Santa Barbara to host the Pacific Standard Time Art Show 2011. Close to 170 exhibitions in 130 museums will make it the area's largest cultural event ever.  Funded with $10 million from the Getty Pacific Standard Time:  Art in L.A. 1945-1980 will tell the tale of Los Angeles' rise in the art world to rival New York, London and Berlin. The Art Show opened … [Read more...]

Carmageddon Part One is Over – Next, The Rampture

The Rampture, 405 On and Off Ramp Closures

With Carmageddon over for this year, the next inconvenience to hit Los Angeles motorists is The Rampture. Sometime soon two  Wilshire Westwood on  and off ramps to the 405 will be closed for 90 days.  These will be followed by the closure of the other two Wilshire ramps which will last from 14 to 90 days. Originally scheduled for this month the closures have been pushed back right now to November.  The first ramps affected will be the westbound on ramp to the 405 north and the northbound … [Read more...]

Halloween Events in Los Angeles 2011

Los Angeles Halloween Events 2012

The date is fast approaching and if you are wondering where to find Halloween events in Los Angeles, then here are some ideas: West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval: touted as "the largest Halloween street party in the world".  It is indeed something you need to attend once as you will see by scenes from last year's Carnaval.  This is not for the shy and retiring.  An area of West Hollywood is closed off from La Cienega to Doheny, with hundreds of thousands of people crammed together looking at … [Read more...]

Los Angeles I-405 Improvements Project – July 2011 Road Closures

Los Angeles I-405 Improvements Project, I-405 Road Closures July 2011

A 10 mile stretch of the Los Angeles I-405, the San Diego Freeway is schedule to be closed for a 53 hour period on the weekend of July 16-17 as part of the improvement project. I-405 Closures will be as follows: Northbound I-405 - 10 miles between I-10 and U.S. 101 Southbound I-405 - 4 miles between U.S. 101 and Getty Center Drive. Motorists traveling during this time are advised to use alternative routes: 5,15,23,55,57,101,118,126,210,605 and 710 freeways. Ramps in the area will … [Read more...]

Los Angeles’ Second CicLAvia Takes Place Sunday, April 10th

Santa Monica Bike Action Plan Passes

The second Los Angeles CicLAvia will take place tomorrow, Sunday, April 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The "ciclovia", meaning bicycle path, in Spanish started in Bogota, Columbia  over 30 years ago as a result of all the pollution and congestion, something Los Angeles can relate to. The cicLAvia will bring people into the streets, almost eight miles of which will be closed to traffic, on bicycles, skateboards, roller blades and on foot to socialize, and have fun.  They will also be … [Read more...]

Santa Monica Buy Local Day – Saturday March 19th

Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Buy Local Day

In readiness for the Los Angeles Marathon which will end in Santa Monica on March 20th,the city is starting festivities early. Santa Monica Buy Local Day will take place throughout the city and aims to encourage people to shop locally and celebrate doing so.  The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce see it as an investment in the community. Buy Local Day Events Events, starting at 11:00 a.m. at Third Street Promenade include raffles, music, demos, and of course, shopping.  Continuing on through … [Read more...]

26th Los Angeles Marathon – Sunday March 20th

Los Angeles Marathon 2011, Los Angeles Marathon 2011 Road Closures and Course Route

This Sunday, March 20th the 26th Los Angeles Marathon will take place, starting at Dodger Stadium and ending at the beaches of Santa Monica, at total of 26.219 miles. Last year's L.A. Marathon set a new record with 26,054 participants and this year is fast following. You may want to join The Finish Line Festival in Santa Monica on an open lot between Ocean Ave. and Main St. just south of Colorado and Santa Monica Pier.  You will be able to watch the marathon on a giant screen, visit … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Area Farmers’ Markets

Los Angeles Farmers Markets, Farmers Markets Around Los Angeles

The first, Farmer's Market inLos Angeles , and probably the most famous in the U.S., started in 1934.  Since then numerous local farmers' markets have sprung up all over the Los Angeles area. Farmers' Market at The Grove is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 pm, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Here are a few of these neighborhood markets where you can shop for fresh produce, flowers, breads, specialty items and much more.... Beverly Hills Farmers' Market … [Read more...]

The Grove Shopping Center at Christmas

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Los Angeles Christmas Tree Lighting Events

Christmas Tree Lighting at The Grove

The Grove 'Tis the season for the lighting of Christmas trees around Los Angeles.  Among the most popular event, and one to rival the lighting of the tree at Rockefeller Center in New York, is the Christmas Tree lighting event at  The Grove. This year it will take place on Sunday, November 21st at 7:30 p.m.  The tree is 100 ft. tall with 10,000 ornaments and 15,000 lights.  There will be fireworks, a magic snowfall, and entertainment will include American Idol star, David Archuleta, … [Read more...]

ICE at Santa Monica Now Open

ICE at Santa Monica Opens

ICE at Santa Monica is now open and includes a new art exhibit. The rink at 5th St. and Arizona opened on November 10th and has teamed together with Portraits of Hope an organization originally developed to help seriously ill and disabled children.  Portraits of Hope builds large art projects which mix public art with creative therapy for hospitalized children and provides educations for students of all ages. The ICE rink which encompasses 80 0 sq. ft of  real ice and a 400 sq. ft. child's … [Read more...]

West Hollywood Halloween Parade

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Rally to Restore Sanity, Los Angeles

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More of the Culver City 16th Annual Musical Festival

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Culver City 16th Annual Music Festival

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Santa Monica Place is Open

Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica is now open and it is certainly a vast improvement over the old one. Today was packed with people and live entertainment and Nordstrom and Tiffanys are not yet open, but there is still a tremendous amount to see.  The new Bloomingdales is spectacular.  It's loft style, apparently the only one of its kind outside Manhattan, has a wonderful, open feel and is sure to attract visitors from all over Los Angeles. There are plenty of  upscale restaurants on the … [Read more...]

Sunset Concerts at the Skirball

The Skirball Cultural Center will be celebrating summer with a series of free concerts every Thursday from July 22 to August 26. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and shows commence at 8:00 p.m. Parking is $5 per car for three or more passengers otherwise it is $10. Seating is on a first come basis. Tonight, July 22nd Parno Graszt will be performing. Parno Graszt will be performing authentic Hungarian gypsy music in their L.A. debut. Find out about the concert series and more on the Skirball. … [Read more...]

Culver City Music Festival

New listings on the market in Culver City

Every Thursday, starting July 8th and running through August 26th Culver City will be having concerts in front of City Hall. Events are from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This is the 16th year of the music festival which includes a variety of styles including salsa, blues, rock, Zydeco and more. Parking is free under City Hall for two hours in nearby structures. With the wonderful weather we are having presently, and the variety of fabulous eating establishments in Culver City a good time should … [Read more...]

21 Days to Grand Opening of Santa Monica Place

Santa Monica Place

The grand opening of the new and improved Santa Monica Mall takes place on August 6 at 10:00 a.m. Various celebratory activities are planned including: DJ Vala, accompanied by a percussionist will provide music all day. Celebrities will be at various in-store events. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. a custom garden-themed mural will be started by a local artist, Pharoe. For more detailed information on the Grand Opening of Santa Monica Place visit the main website … [Read more...]

One Warm Coat

In the spirit of the season One Warm Coat is a worthy cause. The local donation center is the Los Angeles Mission. … [Read more...]