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Halloween Events In Los Angeles

October 5th, 2016

Now that October has finally arrived, it’s time to get out the halloween decorations, plan costumes, and get ready for the spookiest time of the year. If you love Halloween time, then get ready for these exciting Halloween events around Los Angeles. If you are looking for something particularly scary, then look no further than Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. Many would consider Horror Nights at Universal to be one of the scariest destinations for the halloween season. Here, test your bravery by entering a number of different mazes themed after some of the scariest horror movies of all time. This year, mazes are themed after The Exorcist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Freddy vs Jason, Halloween and Krampus. There are also “scare zones” where you should stay on your toes because you’ll never know what monsters are creeping just around the corner! When you purchase tickets online, save up to $25! For ticket information, visit www.halloweenhorrornights.com The Paramount Pictures After Dark Studio Tour is a unique opportunity to see Paramount Studios like you’ve never seen it before. The tour starts off with a champagne toast at dusk and then, you’ll be led through the moonlit streets of the famous backlot of the studio. Get to see never before seen areas of the studio as well as the opportunity to explore the vintage film vaults, sound stages, and even travel through hidden passageways... 

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68th Annual Emmy Awards

September 8th, 2016

The 68th annual Emmy Awards are coming back to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Once again, you can see which television shows are honored as the best primetime shows this past season. Best writers, directors and actors are also honored during the awards show. While HBO leads with the most nominations, streaming channels such as Netflix also had a number of nominations as well. Nominations for best drama series include, “Mr. Robot”, “House of Cards”, “Homeland”, “Game of Thrones”, “Downton Abbey”, “Better Call Saul” and “The Americans”. Nominations for Outstanding animated program include “Bob’s Burgers”, “Archer”, “Last Day of Summer”, “The Simpsons”, “South Park”’, and “Phineas and Ferb”. Shows that are nominated for outstanding comedy include “Modern Family”, “black-ish”, “master of none”, “Veep”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “Transparent”, and “Silicon Valley”. Actors nominated for a best lead actor in a drama include Rami Malek, Kevin Spacey, Liev Schreiber, Bob Odenkirk and Matthew Rhys. Nominees for lead actress in a drama include Claire Danes, Robin Wright, Viola Davis, Keri Russell, Taraji P. Henson and Tatiana Maslany. Nominations for lead actress in a comedy include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, LIly Tomlin, Ellie Kemper, Amy Schumer, and Tracee Ellis Ross. Nominees for lead actors in a comedy include Thomas Middleditch, Jeffrey Tambor, William H. Macy, Will Forte, Aziz Ansari and Anthony Anderson. Nominations for outstanding limited series include “Roots”, “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime STory”, “The Night Manager”, “Fargo” and “American Crime”. Nominations for best TV movie include “Sherlock: The... 

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FYF Fest

August 10th, 2016

This month, while staying in Downtown Los Angeles don’t miss out on one of the hottest music festivals of the summer. FYF Fest is back again this year and better than ever. With artists ranging from hip-hop to electronic to indie-rock, the FYF Fest is everything you would want in a music festival and more. This year, FYF Fest will be on August 27th and 28th at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. Get your festival pass today! The FYF Fest was created in Los Angeles back in 2004 and has been continuing ever since. In the past, they’ve had artists such as Kanye West, Phoenix, Interpol, Flume and MGMT perform. On Saturday, August 27th, Kendrick Lamar and Tame Impala will be headlining. Other artists performing on this day include Ty Segall & the Muggers, Explosions in the Sky, Grimes, AIR, Hot Chip, Oneohtrix Point Never, Boogie, Sheer Mag, and Museum of Love to name a few. On Sunday, August 28th, LCD Soundsystem and Grace Jones will be the headliners. Other artists set to perform include Young Thug, The Black Madonna, Julia Holter, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Blood Orange and Saves the day amongst others. These are just a few of the artists that will be performing throughout the festival. Visit the official FYF Fest website to see the complete lineup. FYF Fest is an event that is open to all ages. Therefore, alcohol is not allowed on the premises. As the day will likely be... 

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IDEA World 2016

July 7th, 2016

IDEA World is coming to Los Angeles for a few days only! If you are in the world of fitness, nutrition, and inspiring others to dig deep, then this event is just for you. At IDEA World, you can learn more about the latest tools and technologies that are being used in the fitness world as well as programs, trends, equipment and more. This year, IDEA World will be at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 13th through the 17th. Registration is now open for this event. One of the most exciting things about this event is the Showcase Room. Here, you can participate in a workout that is led from some of the top names in the fitness world. For example, have you ever wished that you could work out with Jillian Michaels? If so, this is your time to find out what it’s like! That’s right, at IDEA World, you can work out with America’s Favorite Trainer as she leads you in her new workout program, BODYSHRED. In this fitness regimen, you’ll do 3 minutes of strength training followed by 2 minutes of cardio and then 1 minute of core work. Circuits are repeated until you get to 30 minutes. Get ready to sweat and have fun in this all new work out that is sure to get your heart rate up! Other fitness celebrities that you can work out with include Todd Durkin, trainer to NFL MVP’s; Cassey Ho, Youtube Fitness superstar; Tony... 

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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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