As 2013 ticks over to 2014, we might take a moment to reflect on the passage of time. This week presents New Year's traditions both old and new, from a century-old parade and sporting spectacular to an all-new outdoor public party in the heart of the city.
There's no place like home for the holidays, as the old song says. But while that may be true, there are also plenty of legitimate reasons to get out of the house. Perhaps you need a break from visiting...
Welcome to a very special holiday edition of our weekly roundup. With Christmas, New Year's, Kwanzaa and Festivus around the corner (and Hanukkah just in the rear view), it's no surprise that there's plenty of spirit, singing and celebrating to go around.
What do Peter Pan, Dorothy Parker, arts and crafts, tamales, and Amanda Palmer have in common? Any other time, the correct answer would probably be "not much," but this week they just so happen to represent some of the Southland's best events.
This week is one of many happy returns. There are some homecomings, including that of the Florida-based crime novelist and former Los Angeles Times crime reporter Michael Connelly, who is in town with his new book, and that of the art of Alexander Calder, who is focus of a new exhibition at LACMA.
Plenty to do, including burning off some calories before the big meal, helping the homeless, touring the tastes of downtown L.A. by bike, catching a movie while chowing on leftovers, and, of course, getting ready for Christmas.
This week the L.A. Opera presents a fantastical, silent-film-inspired production of "The Magic Flute"; Thomas Dolby performs a high-tech ode to an old English lighthouse; and Ed Fornieles mines the tropes and trash of Hollywood for a pool party like no other.
In Los Angeles, it all comes back to water. This week marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the L.A. Aqueduct, a controversial but undeniably successful engineering feat that shaped the Southland foreve
When it comes to Los Angeles' top events this week, everything old is new again. Local history buffs can dig deep at USC's Archives Bazaar, modern-farmer types and art-and-craft aficionados can explore the locally sourced wonderland of Artisanal L.A., and policy wonks can join Zocalo Public Square to explore how our fair city can survive yet another looming water crisis.
In recent years, few public events have captured Angelenos' attention like Ciclavia, the citywide block party that proved we're more than happy to disconnect from our cars for a while. Similarly, few buildings have captivated Angelenos like Walt Disney...
Somebody (though probably not Dorothy Parker) once quipped that "Los Angeles is 72 suburbs in search of a city." East Coast cattiness notwithstanding, there is perhaps a sliver of truth in the remark. Los Angeles does contain multitudes, and this week...
For a certain contingent of readers out there, all you need to know is that L.A. Beer Week begins in a few days, promising waves and waves of crisp lagers, full-bodied stouts and aromatic ales. But whether or not...
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