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...
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...
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...
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!
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...
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...
October 9th, 2015
Escape Room LA has been sweeping the city with its fun puzzles and exciting challenges. Now, for the Halloween season, they will be offering a new themed escape experience - The Theater. The Theater Escape Room
experience will begin on October 18th, tickets are now on sale for this event.
If you are new to Escape Room, essentially, you are locked into a room with a group of strangers and you all have one hour to escape! If all goes well, through a series of puzzles and clues you need to solve, you will eventually figure out how to escape the locked room. There is the traditional Escape Room as well as a number of different themed rooms that have been created since. The Theatre is a brand new themed room where it will be your job to free a ghost that has been haunting the Theatre for hundreds of years. You will enter the stage door of the theatre where you will explore through the dressing rooms and the backstage area. Uncover clues and solve puzzles that will get you one step closer to figuring out how to free the ghost. As you solve the puzzles, you will be lead to various objects that will help in creating a spell that will magically release the ghost. Of course, you have to do all this before the time runs out! If not, you my trapped in the theatre with an angry ghost forever.
For The Theatre Escape room, there is...
September 11th, 2015
If you love sports, Los Angeles is one of the best cities that you can be in. It is home to a number of teams including the Los Angeles Kings, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Dodgers, LA Lakers, and the Clippers. If you are particularly a fan of basketball, then there is good news, the Los Angeles Clippers will have a number of home games in the coming weeks. Gather your friends and cheer on the home team!
The Los Angeles Clippers are members of the National Basketball Association and were founded in 1970. They started out as the Buffalo Braves, continued as the San Diego Clippers, and in 1984 they became the Los Angeles Clippers. In 2013, the team won its first division title in part due to the fact that they acquired core players in the early 2010s. These included Deandre Jordan, Blake Griffin, and Chris Paul. In 2014, they once again won as the division champions. If you would like to see the team in action, there are a few upcoming pre-season home games to look out for:
- On Friday, October 2nd, they will take on the Denver Nuggets at 7:30pm.
- On Tuesday, October 20th, they will play against the Golden State Warriors at 7:30pm.
- On Thursday, October 22nd, they will play the Portland Trail Blazers at 7:30pm.
- Their first home game during the regular season...