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  • THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA IN MARCH 2019
    1. Contemplate the nothingness of existence at the Broad (all month). Visit this new kid on...
    Posted on : 28th Feb 2019
  • WHERE IS LOS ANGELES’ CHINATOWN?
    The oldest surviving building of Los Angeles’ Old Chinatown is the Garnier Building (not to...
    Posted on : 21st Feb 2019
  • THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA IN FEBRUARY
    1. Night of Ideas (Feb 1st). Night of Ideas is a worldwide event that celebrates the...
    Posted on : 01st Feb 2019
  • LOS ANGELES’ COMMERCIAL EXCHANGE BUILDING’S UNIQUE HISTORY
    The South Park neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles is undergoing enormous change at the moment,...
    Posted on : 15th Jan 2019
  • THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA IN DECEMBER
    1. The Nutcracker: with the Los Angeles Ballet or the Moscow Ballet (dates throughout December). What could be...
    Posted on : 30th Nov 2018
  • LOS ANGELES’ DIVERSE BEGINNINGS
    The modern history of Los Angeles begins in 1781 with the Los Angeles Pobladores, the...
    Posted on : 20th Nov 2018
  • THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA IN NOVEMBER
    1. Triforium Fridays (November 2nd). You can only now make the last act of this “three-part...
    Posted on : 30th Oct 2018
  • EXIT STAGE LEFT FOR THE TOWER THEATRE?
    On our Central Downtown LA Tour we stop at the Tower Theatre on the corner...
    Posted on : 22nd Oct 2018
  • THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA IN OCTOBER
    1. Knotts Scary Farm (September 20-October 31). There’s a distinctly Halloween-like flavor to our suggestions on...
    Posted on : 29th Sep 2018
  • THE HOLLYWOOD PLAYHOUSE: FROM THEATRE, TO BURLESQUE, TO MICHAEL JACKSON
    The theatre at 1735 Vine Street, now known as the Avalon, has been singularly successful...
    Posted on : 19th Sep 2018
  • THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA IN SEPTEMBER
    1. PaleyFest Fall TV Previews (September 6-16). L.A. is at the center of the American entertainment...
    Posted on : 30th Aug 2018
  • 10 REASONS WHY THE U.S. NEEDS CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL
    California is the only state now actively developing High Speed Rail (HSR) in the U.S....
    Posted on : 15th Aug 2018
  • THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA IN AUGUST
    1. Jeff Lynne’s ELO – You may have heard of Electric Light Orchestra as they’re also...
    Posted on : 27th Jul 2018
  • GAMBLERS & RUM-RUNNERS IN PROHIBITION LOS ANGELES
    America is almost unique among developed countries for its ban on alcohol during the 1920’s,...
    Posted on : 15th Jul 2018
  • THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA IN JULY
    1. Independence Day, July 4th – THE big U.S. celebration, when we celebrate gaining our independence...
    Posted on : 26th Jun 2018
  • SID GRAUMAN: INVENTOR OF THE RED CARPET PREMIERE
    One of the highlights of our Heart of Hollywood and L.A. in a Day tours is visiting the Chinese...
    Posted on : 17th Jun 2018
  • THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA IN JUNE
    1. Last Remaining Seats – one of the best things about summer in Los Angeles is...
    Posted on : 25th May 2018
  • THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY: A SHORT HISTORY
    The San Fernando Valley can often seem distinctly underrated. Sure, it has some great attractions (like Universal –...
    Posted on : 08th May 2018
  • THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA IN MAY
    1 Rooftop Cinema Club – what could be better than enjoying a classic movie, on the...
    Posted on : 25th Apr 2018
  • FILM NOIR: THE DARK SIDE OF THE CITY OF ANGELS
    There is something particularly L.A. about film noir. In the same way that Charles Dickens...
    Posted on : 11th Apr 2018
  • So many great murals around LA. (at Downtown LA)
    Posted on : 12th Mar 2018
  • One of Frank Gehry’s earlier buildings in Los Angeles. We’ll be passing it on our...
    Posted on : 10th Mar 2018
  • Sam Smith lyrics on the side of the Capitol Records building. We’ll be passing it...
    Posted on : 07th Mar 2018