Category Archive: Local Events
June 11, 2015
Thought you knew the Universal Studios Backlot tram tour? Think again! Starting June 25th, 2015, the backlot tour is getting supercharged. A brand new rides section takes tram tour riders into the world of the Fast & Furious films. Complete with guest appearances by Fast & Furious actors such as Vin Diesel, Luke Evans, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, and Michelle Rodriguez, you’ll be hanging on tight as you are shaken, rattled, and rolled through this thrilling high-speed adventure!
May 31, 2015
Fans of the Hollywood Bowl will begin yet another season of celebrations of the richness of arts from around the world. Whether it’s the mellow crooning of Harry Connick Jr., or an evening with the 80s sensation, Journey, a sing-along with the Sound of Music, a concert by the world famous L.A. Philharmonic, or a patriotic 4th with Smokey Robinson, fans of the open air Hollywood Bowl are in for another memorable year.
May 29, 2015
California is the land of perpetual good weather, but it’s really in spring and summer that the outdoor movie season kicks off. There are a lot of different spots in Southern California that will set up the projector and let the crowd bring their blankets, beach chairs and (often extremely gourmet) picnics. Cinespia is best known for showing their films in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, so you can pay homage to past greats while watching your favorite stars onscreen.
April 24, 2015
If you’re staying with us this weekend, you’re in for a treat! On Saturday, our city’s “most epic” beer fest is back in town, and it’s not just for beer lovers. The Hops & Hopes Craft Beer Fest is an annual event that raises funds for Beer Autism Hope, a charity that supports the autism community in countless ways.
Everyone knows Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world. We have Disneyworld and Universal Studios, the tours at world-famous television and film production studios including NBC and Warner Brothers. So it usually comes as a surprise to many that LA is also one of the best museum destinations in the country.
March 29, 2015
The NoHo Arts District is a tight-knit community in North Hollywood that is home to a huge number of attractions that are sure to please just about every type of person. Whether you’re a fan of professional theater companies, art workshops, international dining options, clothing shops, dance studios, public art, music recording or something else entirely, you’ll find your specific interest wonderfully represented in the area. At any given time there are a huge number of events going on, all of which are more than worth checking out.
February 23, 2015
Xian nian kuai le! Happy Chinese New Years!
For 100s of millions of Chinese people around the world the first week of the new-year is a whirlwind of family, friends, food, fireworks and fun. Mixed into this chaotic week are some long-standing traditions. For people celebrating this event in LA, one of the longest standing traditions is The Golden Dragon Parade.
January 28, 2015
We were so excited to hear last summer that Wicked was returning to the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, especially since this season’s cast is phenomenal. If you’re a fan of Saturday Night Live, then you’ll love to see SNL alum Tim Kazurinsky in the role of the Wizard. Any fans of the soap opera The Guiding Light will enjoy seeing Kim Zimmer in the role of Madame Morrible.
January 20, 2015
For adventurous food-lovers, January is a great month to be in Burbank! That’s because during the last two weeks of January, our city and the Hollywood/Los Angeles area celebrate DineLA’s Restaurant Week. Now through February 1, visitors and residents alike can enjoy a world of cuisines for a reasonable price, all across town. Now is the time to try all the exclusive restaurants and unique cuisines you’ve always wanted.
December 22, 2014
In the late 1800s, locals in Pasadena held a mid-winter festival designed to boost tourism to the community in the winter. Just a few years after its inception, organizers added a parade to the festivities.