Category Archive: Local Events

The Perfect Ticket for a Summer Getaway!

April 29, 2016

Summer never looked so promising… seeking a summer getaway that will rejuvenate your senses and reignite that spark of youth and exploration? Hotel Amarano has the answers. Conveniently located in Burbank, CA, you will have easy access to an array of attractions. Not to be missed are the upcoming events at the Hollywood Bowl. Whether your musical tastes are classical or modern, you will be able to enjoy the perfect concert at this iconic performance venue. Upcoming artists include Steely Dan, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Brandy Carlile, Buddy Guy and many others.

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2016 WonderCon at the LA Convention Center

March 19, 2016

March has finally arrived, which can only mean one thing for pop culture aficionados everywhere – WonderCon is upon us yet again. Presented by Comic-Con International and taking place March 25 to March 27 at the LA Convention Center, WonderCon is THE premiere comic book and entertainment convention in the LA area each year.

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Union Station Comes Alive with Music on Friday Nights

March 14, 2016

Trains, locomotives, railroad cars – once a cutting edge means of transportation that brought common people further than they’d ever thought imaginable. Today, with so many options for travel, the stations have largely emptied out, discreetly containing all the style and class of history awaiting another opportunity to make themselves useful to this modern society.
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On the Run: LA Marathon and US Olympic Trials

February 12, 2016

Few things are more compelling than a high-stakes athletic event; and this weekend, Los Angeles will be treated to two. On Saturday, February 13th, approximately 250 women and 200 men will vie for a spot on the U.S. Marathon team by running a 26.2 mile course beginning and ending at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The top three finishers in each gender division will be appointed to the U.S. Olympic team for 2016’s Rio De Janeiro. On Sunday, February 14th, runners will take on the 31st Los Angeles Marathon.
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Hogwarts Is Coming to Hollywood

December 16, 2015

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the darkest cave in the most impenetrable forest at the ends of the Earth, you’ve probably heard of Harry Potter. And honestly, even in your rock-cave-forest home, we’re guessing you’ve still heard of it.

Good old Mr. Potter is a pretty big thing, and about to become a bigger one in Southern California. That’s right: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood!
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The Outdoor Burbank Skating Rink is Coming Back

November 23, 2015

Downtown Burbank has long been known for its exceptionally warm temperatures during fall, making it hard to believe that going ice skating outdoors is actually a possibility. Fortunately, though, in just a few short weeks, the Rink in Downtown Burbank is going to be reopened. Those who have used the rink in years past have always given it high levels of praise. Merchants and restaurants located in downtown Burbank also benefit from the rink because it increases traffic in the area.
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Universal Halloween Horror Nights 2015

October 16, 2015

What could be better than creepy crawlers, ghouls, zombies, and vampires from the studio that makes them for the world to see on film? Universal Studios Hollywood opens its doors to the public for one of the most amazing Halloween celebrations in Los Angeles. And guess what? It’s all live. You won’t be watching the zombies do their horrifying shuffle toward you on the silver screen – they’ll be on the very street where you stand.
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You Don’t Want to Miss Turkey Trot 2015 – Burbank, CA

September 21, 2015

It’s that time of year again. The Turkey Trot 2015 is right around the corner, and there’s never been a better time to join in on all of the fun. When running in the 5K/10K Turkey Trot, you’ll be joining elite runners, costumed revelers, casual joggers, and many other Turkey Trot enthusiasts. Well known as a family-friendly holiday tradition, all funds received during the Turkey Trot are handed over to the Burbank Community YMCA, which helps keep all programs up and running.
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Come Experience the Best of California’s Beer Scene

August 31, 2015

The OktoBURfest beer festival in downtown Burbank will be sure to rival the annual Bavarian traditional festival held in Germany. With more than 45 breweries and three biergartens, there will be no reason to fly to Europe for an authentic Oktoberfest experience.
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Take In the Burbank International Film Festival

August 27, 2015

Out of the many great things to do around the hotel, one of the most interesting is the yearly Burbank International Film Festival, which takes place from September 9th through September 13th. The atmosphere of the festival is electric. You’ve got industry people trying to make deals and wannabe filmmakers and performers trying to impress. You’ve got established stars and young starlets. And of course, there are so many beautiful people moving about and the throngs of photographers snapping away.
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