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Little Tokyo

January 5th, 2017

Are you in the mood for some authentic Japanese food? If so, then the place for you to visit is Little Tokyo. Conveniently located near hotels in Downtown Los Angeles, Little Tokyo serves up a number of traditional Japanese style restaurants, shops and novelty stores. If you find yourself in Little Tokyo, here are some authentic Japanese restaurants to try. At Kinjiro, you’ll find traditional small plates served in the Japanese style. Some small plates include favorites such as the octopus ceviche or the skirt steak with rice. Other options include red snapper with blue crab salad, skirt steak with rice, squid ink udon, agedashi tofu, grilled onigiri rice balls and more. All the food is served in a very intimate, Japanese setting as well. Kinjiro is located at 424 E 2nd Street in Los Angeles. Visit http://kinjiro-la.com/ for more information. If you are vegan and still want to experience authentic Japanese food, then Shojin is just the place for you. Enjoy spicy tuna sushi, gluten free noodles for ramen, stuffed shiitake mushrooms, and vegan alternatives to favorites such as the garlic “katsu” steak or the sweet orange soy “chicken”. If you like ramen, try the Spicy Ramen Revolution, which comes with flour noodles, onions, kale, bean sprouts, avocado, garlic and carrot in a spicy miso broth. Shojin is located at 333 S Alameda St Ste 310. If noodles is on the mind, then... 

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New Year’s Eve at Grand Park DTLA

December 8th, 2016

With January just around the corner, it might be time to start thinking about your New Year’s Eve plans! It can sometimes be difficult to find inexpensive plans that are also fun and appropriate for the whole family. This year, if you’re looking for plans, Los Angeles has got you covered. Come out to Grand Park on New Year’s Eve for a night full of FREE fun! Festivities start at 8pm. And don’t forget to get hotel breakfast at the Kawada Hotel the next morning! Los Angeles knows that it can be hard to find family friendly festivities to bring in the New Year. This year, all you have to do is head to Grand Park on Temple Street for a great time. At this New Year’s Eve event come down to the park for a night full of live entertainment and fun activities. Enjoy live bands as well as a DJ that will be providing music all night long. This year, the party will also expand onto nearby city streets due to the fact that the event was such a success last year. That means more space for everyone to have fun! In addition, enjoy the 22 story 3D light projections that will be projected onto the outside of City Hall. There will also be a brand new, interactive countdown that will be projected onto the front of City Hall as well. On the sides of City hall, there... 

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Make Way for New Car Models at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

November 9th, 2016

If you love cars, come down to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 109th Los Angeles Auto Show. At auto show, you can come down and see the latest car technologies and all the things that your favorite car companies have been up. You’ll see the premieres of brand new makes and models, concept cars and so much more. This year, the LA Auto Show will be from November 18th through the 27th. Tickets are now on sale.   One of the most exciting parts of the Los Angeles Auto Show is all of the vehicle debuts, many of which are the first times that they are being debuted in the world! Concept cars that will be debuted at this year’s Auto Show include the Elio P5, Local Motors Olli, the Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration, the Cadillac Escala as well as cars from Acura and Subaru. North American debuts include the Land Rover Discovery, the Honda Civic Si, the Mercedes-AMG GT R and many others. World debuts include models from Mazda, Jeep, Nissan, Porsche, Volkswagen and more. On Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th, the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show will be open from 9am-10pm. On Sunday, November 20th, the show will be open from 9am to 9pm. On Monday, November 21st and the Tuesday, November 22nd, the Auto Show will be open from 10am to 9pm. On Wednesday, November 23rd, the show will be open from 10am to 10pm. On... 

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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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