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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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Beat the Clock and Break Free at Escape Room LA

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... 

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Check out the Clippers Schedule and get your Tickets Before the Season Begins!

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... 

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Have a Blast at the Nisei Week Japanese Festival in LA!

August 7th, 2015

Every year, Little Tokyo in Los Angeles has hosted a Japanese Festival for the people of LA. During this festival, learn more about Japanese culture through traditional dance, music, various activities and more. This year, the Nisei Week Japanese Festival will take place from August 15 through the 23. The events will take place at a variety of locations throughout the city but if you’re staying in an affordable Downtown Los Angeles hotel near Little Tokyo, you’ll be in the heart of the event. On Sunday, August 16th, there will be a Grand Opening Parade in Little Tokyo to kick off the celebration. The parade will begin at 5:30pm and will start at Central Avenue and head east on 2nd street. After traveling around the block, the parade will once again end at Central Ave. While there are a number of events that will take place throughout the week, on the 22nd and 23rd there will be a number of fun activities set up.  For example, at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, there will be free outdoor entertainment including musical performances, taiko drums, martial arts demonstrations, Japanese dancers, food and drink vendors, and cultural exhibits within the Community Center. There will also be children’s activities so feel free to bring the whole family along! On Saturday, August 22nd, there will be a World Gyoza Eating Championship at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center Plaza from 12 - 2pm. On Sunday, August 23rd, also at the... 

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Don’t Miss FYF Fest in Downtown Los Angeles!

July 9th, 2015

Summer is the perfect time to get out and enjoy all that Los Angeles has to offer. One of the great things about Los Angeles is that there are many opportunities to listen to live music since there are a number of music festivals that take place throughout the summer months. One of these festivals is the FYF Fest that takes place on August 22nd and 23rd at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena & Exposition Park. Headliners include Frank Ocean, Morrissey, Bloc Party, The Jesus & Mary Chain and many more! If you plan to attend both days of the festival and you’re staying in one of the affordable hotels in Downtown Los Angeles, get your tickets to the FYF Fest today! Frank Ocean is an R&B singer and songwriter from Long Beach, California. Initially, he started out as a writer for artists such as John Legend, Brandy, Julian Rivera, Damienn Jones, and Justin Bieber. In 2012 he released his debut studio album entitled Channel Orange. His hit songs include tracks such as “Thinkin Bout You”, “Novacane”, “Super Rich Kids” and “Pink Matter”. Bloc Party is an indie rock band heralding from London, England. They have released four albums throughout the years and have had chart-topping songs on the UK Albums chart as well as the Billboard 200. Top hits include “Helicopter”, “Banquet”, “This Modern Love”, and “I Still Remember”. Frank Ocean and Block Party will be headling the festvial on Saturday August 22nd. Morrissey is a British singer... 

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