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E3 Expo 2016

June 8th, 2016

If you love the world of video games and can’t wait to hear all about the latest games and technologies that are coming out this year, then the E3 Expo is just the thing for you. At the E3 expo, you’ll hear firsthand from some of the leasing companies in the gaming industry. The E3 Expo will be taking place from June 14th through the 16th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Registration for this event is now open. At the E3 Expo, you’ll get to see trailers for all new games that will be hitting the shelves later this year and next year as well. In addition, you can attend press conferences for companies such as EA, Playstation, and Xbox. During these press conferences you’ll be able to learn all about the biggest games they have been working on, their release dates, as well as all of the latest technologies and new offerings they have in store for gamers. Others in attendance at this expo will be software developers, buyers and retailers, programmers, manufacturers, distributors, media and more. Come and learn what’s in store for gaming in a variety of categories. For example, you can learn more about action games, adventure, arcade, fighting/wrestling, music/dance games, racing, strategy, role-playing, simulation games, sports, and even virtual reality as well as many more. On Tuesday, June 14th, the exhibit hall will be open from 12pm -6pm. On Wednesday, June 15th, the exhibit will be open 10am-6pm and on Thursday,... 

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Skyspace LA Is Almost Open

May 4th, 2016

It is no surprise that Los Angeles is full of fun and exciting things to do. What is even better is the fact that there are always new up and coming things to try out. If you find yourself heading to LA this summer, one brand new attraction that is coming to the city is Skyspace LA. This brand new attraction is a whole new way to see the city and it will be making its debut June 25, 2016. If you will be heading to the Los Angeles area at the end of June or anytime after that, be sure to check out this marvelous attraction! So what is Skyspace LA? It is set to be the tallest observation deck in all of California! Los Angeles is one of the most beautiful and popular cities in the entire world, so this is a view you are definitely going to want to see. Skyspace LA will be stationed at the U.S. Bank tower right in the heart of Downtown LA. This attraction will be on both the 69th and 70th floors of the building in an open-air environment. When you get to the observation deck, you will be almost 1,000 feet above ground. This rooftop observatory is sure to be the talk of the town so be sure to check it out for yourself. You won’t see anything like this anywhere else in the city! If you are... 

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Transportation Options In Los Angeles

April 6th, 2016

Los Angeles is known for its heavy traffic. If you are wondering how to get around Los Angeles without a car or trying to avoid the driving congestion, there are other options to consider. In fact, when you visit LA, you don’t even necessarily need a car so that you can avoid the traffic all together. Here’s some ways that you can get around LA without a car. Los Angeles is a sprawled out city. Thankfully, there are a variety of train services that will connect you to various locations throughout Los Angeles. For example the L.A. Metro train service has a large system of rail lines that will go to downtown LA, Universal Studios, Hollywood, Culver City, and even Long Beach just to name a few of the more popular train stops. If you are looking to explore outside of Los Angeles, consider hopping on the Metrolink. This rail system will take you to surrounding areas of LA such as Riverside and counties in San Bernardino. If you are looking to stay connected within the city, the METRO bus system is another great option. In fact, Los Angeles boasts the second largest public transportation system in the country. As a result, there are a number of lines and buses that will take you wherever you need to go. While the buses are a great option, it is recommended that you look routes and schedules before hand and plan your trip in advance so that you know where... 

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Want A Night Out In Los Angeles With Live Music?

March 9th, 2016

While Los Angeles has a number of fantastic music venues to hit up, the city also boasts other venues that are all about creating a cozy and intimate environment. Here are some of the best bars with live music in Los Angeles. Casey’s Irish Pub in downtown LA is not only a fantastic pub, it also has a great live music scene. Enjoy fantastic Irish rock bands that will have you out of your seat in no time as well as tribute bands and more. While you listen to the music, order up some pot pies, wings, and other bar food classics. Casey’s Irish Pub is located at 613 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, 90017. At the Bootleg Bar & Theater, not only will you find affordable shows, you will also find an eclectic lineup of musicians specializing in a number of genres. The bar also boasts a strong commitment to showcasing local talent. Along with affordable tickets, you can pair it with cheap drinks as well. Enjoy this venue that used to be a warehouse in the 1930s, grab a beer, and enjoy the show. The Bootleg Bar & Theater is located at 2200 Beverly Blvd., Westlake. For more information visit www.bootlegtheater.org If you are looking for a bit of a more relaxed night, head over to Hotel Cafe. This 21 and over location is one of the best places in the city to catch a singer-songwriter perform. With so many artists rotating through their schedule, it... 

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9 of LA’s Best Restaurants to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

February 3rd, 2016

One of the best things about Los Angeles is the food. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Los Angeles is the perfect place to be. Here are some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles for Valentine's Day that are worth checking out! If you want to try something different this year, be bold and take your special someone to The Larchmont. Known for their unique yet delicious meals, The Larchmont is sure to impress. This Valentine’s Day, enjoy the three course meal complete with scrumptious options for dessert. The Valentine’s Dinner is $85 per person. For more information visit www.thelarchmont.com At the Tavern, not only is the menu exquisite, the atmosphere is unique as well, boasting an airy atrium and an elegant aesthetic that your partner is sure to appreciate. Don’t forget to get one of their signature cocktails as well. If you’re looking to turn up the heat, order the Tavern on the Green, which includes rum, lime, muddled basil, cilantro & jalapeno. Visit www.tavernla.com for more information. Show your partner how special they are with a special meal. At Girasol, that means serving up a lobster bisque poured tableside over lightly poached lobster that is mixed with market citrus, apple, and almond-infused brown butter. Girasol also offers a wide range of desserts from dark chocolate s'mores topped with banana cream to a sugar puff pastry that includes caramelized pears and house... 

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RIOT LA Coming to Downtown LA

January 12th, 2016

Los Angeles is one of the top entertainment destinations in the world. From movies to music, there is always something to do in LA. One thing that many people might not know is that LA also has a great comedy scene as well. If you love to laugh, than you are not going to want to miss out on RIOT LA, an event that is being billed as the Alternative Comedy Festival in LA. Come and see some of the best stand up comedians in the world during this annual event. Tickets are now on sale. One thing that makes RIOT LA unique is that you’d be hard pressed to find another event that gathers together over 150 comedians under one roof. Aside from hilarious stand up sketches, there is also so much more to this festival as well. At RIOT LA, you can sit in on hilarious podcasts, listen to panels, watch shows, see upcoming films and so much more. The aim of this festival is to create a sense of unity among the comedy community. Therefore, you will always enjoy an intimate venue where you can get to know the hosts of the show. The whole festival is set up in a block party format, which adds to the overall laid back feel of the festival. This year, some of the performers will be David Cross, T.J. Miller, Justin Willman, Lauren Lapkus, Patton Oswalt, Everett, Brody Stevens and so much more! For... 

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The Stars will Align at the People’s Choice Awards on January 6!

December 11th, 2015

With January just around the corner, award season is nearly upon us. The People’s Choice Awards is one of the most fun awards show around. This is because with this awards show, the awards are determined by people like you! This year, the People’s Choice Awards will be on January 6th so if you want to attend but don’t live in the area, book a room in one of the great hotels near Microsoft Theater Los Angeles. This year the People’s Choice Awards will be hosted by Jane Lynch. You might recognize her from her hilarious role as Sue Sylvester from the show Glee. This year find out all of the winners from categories such as Favorite Movie, Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor, Favorite TV Actress, and Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host. This year, nominees for favorite movie are Avengers: Age of Ultron, Furious 7, Inside Out, Pitch Perfect 2, and Jurassic World. Nominees for favorite Movie Actor include Channing Tatum, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt, and Will Smith. Nominees for Favorite Movie Actress include Melissa McCarthy, Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Scarlett Johansson, and Sandra Bullock. Tickets for the People’s Choice Awards are now on sale. This is your opportunity to see some of your favorite celebrities up close. The People’s Choice Awards will be on January 6th and will take place at 6pm. The doors open at 4:30pm. Tickets to attend the show can be purchased... 

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Make the Most of the Holiday Season by Going Ice Skating in Pershing Square

November 6th, 2015

With the Holiday Season nearly upon, you may start to wonder what your holiday plans will be. The holiday is the perfect season to spend time with friends, family and loved ones. Luckily, Los Angeles has a number of great events that are offered to the community during this special time of year. One of these events will be the opportunity for ice skating at Pershing Square! Ice Skating during the holiday season is an enjoyable event that is great for the whole family. Especially when you get to enjoy ice skating in an outdoor setting at Pershing Square. Ice Skating will be available at Pershing Square from November 12th through January 18th so there will be plenty of time for family fun. General admission for ice skating is $9 and to rent skates it is $4. Credit and debit cards are now accepted. With your general admission ticket you get one 60 minute session of time on the ice. Sessions are from 10am - 11am, 11:30am - 12:30pm, 1pm - 2pm, 2:30pm-3:30pm, 4pm - 5pm, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, 7pm - 8pm, 8:30pm - 9:30pm, and 10pm - 11pm. Times that the ice skating rink is open to the public vary depending on the day. For a fill list of times that the ice skating will be open, please visit holidayicerinkdowntownla.com Pershing Square is located at 532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, 90013. Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, it... 

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