Welcome To Los Angeles
Known as one the trend setting cities in the world for fashion, media, entertainment and lifestyle, Los Angeles is rich in history and cultural heritage. Often referred to as the arts and entertainment capital of the world, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a live show at one of the many studios, listen to live music in a local venue or catch a concert at the Hollywood Bowl or explore the downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) arts district. Famous its climate, LA has great beaches, mountains and national forests where outdoor recreation opportunities abound. The best way to explore LA is by exploring its vibrant amazing multicultural neighborhoods. The Tournament of Roses is one of the more famous events to occur in the Los Angeles area, with the massive Rose Parade, tailgating and the Rose Bowl football game. Of course, LA is famous for its celebrity culture, and you can spot many familiar faces from movies and TV in places like the Melrose Trading Post, Ventura Blvd or the Studio City Farmers Market or near the major studios in Burbank.
@_kmuns | "One of the biggest things that keeps me going here is the flora. I’ll go on a walk and be astounded by all the different, crazy, exotic, beautiful plant life that’s covering this city. I’m totally transfixed. Whenever I’m feeling down, I know I can get inspired just by someone’s backyard." - @jsuskin 🌸 What's your favorite thing about L.A.? Tell us your story in the comments. #discoverLA
EXPLORE Los Angeles
From Coachella to E3, the world's largest conference/cosplay convention, to the worlds biggest Halloween party, Los Angeles is full of famous events all year long. Search for top events in Los Angeles
Districts of Los Angeles.
Downtown or DTLA - This is the central business district of the city, home to the Arts District, Fashion District, and the DDUX favorite - the pinata district. DTLA has had a revival in recent years with a lot of redevelopment, new loft apartments, bars and shopping, although the famous skid row still exists.
Eastside: A funkier area north of downtown and east of Hollywood that is rapidly gentrifying and the home DDUX in the Atwater Village neighborhood.
Harbor Area: Home of the largest sea port in the US and the launching point for trips to Catalina Island.
Hollywood: The iconic Hollywood district has the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Bowl, famous theaters like the Egyptian and the TCL Chinese Theater. When people think of LA, Hollywood is often twhat they picture.
San Fernando Valley: The northern suburban portion of Los Angeles, contains Burbank and its many studios where popular movies and shows like the Ellen Show are filmed. Nearby North Hollywood is experiencing a revitalization.
South Central: Is famed for the Rodney King riots, however there are definitely things to see here like the Exposition Park.
Westside: The area between downtown LA and the ocean, contains things like the Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills and Malibu, which includes DDUX favorite Zuma Beach.
Wilshire: Home of the historic architecture of the Miracle Mile District, the Farmer's Market and The Grove shopping areas, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Koreatown, CBS Television City, and another DDUX favorite, the La Brea Tar Pits.
Weather Forecast for Los Angeles
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Sunny, with a high near 92. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Clear, with a low around 63. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 94. North wind around 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Clear, with a low around 60.
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Los Angeles News and Events
President Trump's 2017 tax reform legislation was meant to provide a tax cut to Americans, but it has had the opposite effect for many actors who can no longer deduct expenses such as costumes and head shots. The actors are lobbying Congress to remedy the problem.
What's on TV Wednesday: 'Nancy Drew' on the CW
A longtime associate of Rosario Dawson's family is suing the actress and her family members, alleging gender discrimination, battery, assault and emotional distress after he came out to them as a transgender man.
Studio Teatrgaleria and CalArts team up to explore the work of the avant-garde playwright known as Witkacy, who's more obscure than he ought to be.
The first Arnold Schwarzenegger-Linda Hamilton reunion since "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" is a back-to-basics sequel with a few fresh wrinkles.
Directors Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola have belittled the behemoth Marvel Cinematic Universe, claiming they're "despicable" and "not cinema."
Michael Connelly talks about 'The Night Fire,' two new books and living with the same character for 27 years
Michael Connelly talks about "The Night Fire," two new books and living with the same character for 27 years
After going viral earlier this month, beauty mogul Kylie Jenner is hoping to further profit from her "rise and shine" moment in the sun.
Henry Thomas, child star of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," was arrested on a DUI charge after police say they found him passed out in his car.
On his latest 'We're Sort of Sorry' tour, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has sounded more like a mealy-mouthed politician than most politicians.
InStyle Awards: It's honors for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bill Hader, Law Roach, Kate and Laura Mulleavy and more
The annual event at the Getty Center paid tribute to designers and stylish stars in front of and behind the camera and included a one-night-only exhibition of memorable red-carpet gowns.
The Verizon-Disney deal comes after Quibi partnered with T-Mobile as its official mobile carrier partner.
'Sweetheart' puts Kiersey Clemons at the center of a survival thriller. You can thank director J.D. Dillard
In Blumhouse Productions' "Sweetheart," Kiersey Clemons finds herself trapped alone on an island with a sea monster that hunts at night. Clemons and director J.D. Dillard discuss filming a survival horror on a micro-budget.
Marvel is partnering with SiriusXM to make podcasts. Its slate will include Black Widow, Wolverine, Star-Lord and Hawkeye, among others.
Rapper Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty, a love from her teen-in-Queens past, apparently made time Monday to tie the knot.
The first intensive museum survey of Edouard Manet's final years carries sweet surprises at the Getty.
The painter, now 80, has had a distinguished career. An L.A. show proves ready to make even more converts.
Osvaldo Golijov's 1996 "Oceana" proves prescient in an intoxicating Disney Hall concert conducted by Grant Gershon and featuring Luciana Souza.
What's on TV Tue. Oct, 22: 'The Flash' on the CW; The World Series; NBA: Lakers at Clippers
Disney's new trailer for "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" features the return of fan favorites Rey, Finn, Chewy and more plus some new faces.
Anyone who watches television knows being a member of the British royal family is tough, so why are Meghan and Harry getting so much flack for saying so?
Calendar feedback Sunday, October 20, 2019
"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" star Rachel Bloom mentions former USC quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Brandon Hance in a lawsuit over defects in her first-ever home.
The L.A. prog-rock veterans performed their intricate, multi-movement songs at the first of two sold-out Staples Center concerts.
Twin brothers Marcus and Alex Lewis candidly discuss a devastating long-held childhood secret in the Netflix documentary "Tell Me Who I Am."
Summer Walker's debut album broke streaming and sales records last week, but the Gen Z Mary J. Blige is so cripplingly shy that she refuses to do interviews.
"Ring Fit Adventure" puts the focus on play rather than fitness goals. It reflects the mission of Nintendo's late great Satoru Iwata, who said one of his goals was to reorient Nintendo to focus on health devices, playful tech.
After a breakout role in the acclaimed indie "Leave No Trace," New Zealand's own Thomasin McKenzie is a rising star with a mission to make a difference in the world.
As Felicity Huffman comes up on the halfway point in her federal prison sentence, her family pays a visit and paparazzi get photos of what she's wearing.
In HBO's miniseries about Catherine the Great, empress of Russia, no one steals a scene from Helen Mirren even when she isn't in it.
Stephen Adly Guirgis's Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Between Riverside and Crazy' has its L.A. premiere at the Fountain Theatre in a production directed by Guillermo Cienfuegos.
Malaysia won't see "Abominable" in theaters after DreamWorks parent Universal refuses to cut a disputed map of South China Sea out of the animated film.
Mike Birbiglia's show, written with his wife about experiences with their infant daughter, will be available to stream days after closing at the Ahmanson.
Netflix released the first full trailer for the much-anticipated third season of "The Crown," with Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter taking over as royals.
At the L.A. gallery there-there, the boundaries of paint are pushed in works that evoke topographical maps and computer printouts gone awry.
How can "Baby Shark Live!" turn Pinkfong's viral hit into an 80-minute concert? With interactive dances, friendly puppets and a ton of visual stimuli.
What's on TV Monday Oct, 21: 'Catherine the Great' on HBO; 'Rock the Block' on HGTV; 'The River and the Wall'; NFL Football: Patriots at Jets
HBO's "Watchmen" examines race, white supremacy and police brutality. Sunday night's series premiere has creator Damon Lindelof asking, "Should we have done it?"
Eddie Murphy, director Craig Brewer, and the cast and writers of "Dolemite Is My Name" on the legacy of Rudy Ray Moore
Venturesome cellist Maya Beiser performs with dancer Wendy Whelan in a program choreographed by Lucinda Childs and composed by David Lang.
Movie openings in L.A. for Oct. 20-27 include the historical drama "The Current War" with Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult
It's a weekend of sequels at the box office as Disney opens "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" and Sony releases "Zombieland: Double Tap."
Classic movies, film festivals, etc., in L.A. for Oct. 20-27 include "The Shining," "North by Northwest" and "Let the Right One In"
New museum shows in L.A. for Oct. 20-27 include "With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 19721985" at MOCA
Dance performances in L.A. for Oct. 20-27 include Balanchine's "Jewels" with the Mariinsky Ballet plus "Sweet Sorrow A Zombie Ballet"
Classical music performances in L.A. for Oct. 20-27 include the LA Phil's 100th birthday gala uniting conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Zubin Mehta and Esa-Pekka Salonen
During the first of three sold-out nights at the Hollywood Palladium, Lizzo preached a gospel of self-love, confidence and living your best life.
Casey Reitz, part of the producing team for "Dear Evan Hansen," succeeds Terrence Dwyer as president of Orange County's largest nonprofit arts center.
The new play "The Abuelas" delves into the disappeared of Argentina's "dirty war."
'Zombieland 2' filmmakers on the series' best cameos and bringing back you-know-who for 'Double Tap'
Director Ruben Fleischer and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick discuss those Bill Murray, Thomas Middleditch and Luke Wilson cameos in "Zombieland 2: Double Tap."
Openings around L.A., including George Rodriguez at VPAM, Shirin Neshat's videos at the Broad and the conscientious architecture of Brooks & Scarpa.
The week's essential arts news, including the Mariinsky Ballet's "Bayadre," Rene Fleming and Dove Cameron in Italy, and the origami-like buildings of Johnston Marklee.
Los Angeles Times Book Club welcomes Michael Connelly, Ronan Farrow and Julie Andrews
"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" is set in a magical fairy tale world, and yet it's likely to remind audiences of very real contemporary issues.
"South Park" is the latest beneficiary of Hollywood's rerun mania.
Jane Fonda has been outspoken about getting arrested multiple times. Here are some of her best soundbites about activism and resistance.
When he's not Twitter feuding with Trump advocates, the E Street Band guitarist has found time to record again with a reconvened Neil Young and Crazy Horse.
Each episode of Amazon's "Modern Love" tells a complete (and discrete) short story. This guide will help you figure out which deserve your attention.
What's on TV Saturday, Oct. 19: What's on TV Saturday: 'Patsy & Loretta' on Lifetime; 'Good Witch: Curse From a Rose'; 'Critters Attack!'; College Football; MLB Playoffs; Sunday talk shows
Longtime Universal boss Ron Meyer sues art dealer over 'forged' Mark Rothko painting.
Jane Fonda was detained again during a rally outside the U.S. Capitol Friday. Her "Grace & Frankie" costar Sam Waterston also was caught in the fray.
Distribution of Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" has been delayed indefinitely in China, but the reason is not entirely clear.
"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" director Joachim Rnning and his team discuss the inspiration for Maleficent's dark fey world, and how backstory informed their designs
The new Showtime documentary "Sid & Judy" reveals never-before-heard private recordings from the couple's 13-year marriage.
A video of Kylie Jenner singing "Rise and Shine" to her daughter spawned a viral meme, and the billionaire beauty mogul has already turned it into merchandise.
As Grammy season heats up, Capaldi's wrenching piano ballad "Someone You Loved" is the kind of breakthrough hit that could make the singer a household name come January.
Another edition of your regular field guide to the world of movies in Los Angeles and beyond.
Amid legal action against tabloids, Meghan Markle opens about her struggles as a new mom and royal in the documentary "Harry and Meghan: An African Journey."
After nude pictures of Demi Lovato were leaked on Snapchat by hackers Thursday, the singer-actress is getting tons of support from her devoted fans.
After a fan picked up pop star Lady Gaga onstage, they crashed to the floor at her Thursday concert in Las Vegas, which was caught on video.
TV highlights for Oct. 20-26 include "The Simpsons'" annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode, baseball's 2019 World Series, HBO's new superhero drama "Watchmen," Eddie Murphy in "Dolemite Is My Name" on Netflix and the American Humane Hero Dog Awards on Hallmark Channel
Movies on TV this week: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019
"Jojo Rabbit" uses Hitler for comic relief. Taika Waititi's movie won the audience prize at the Toronto Film Festival. Will Oscar voters get on board too?
Classic Hollywood: Tom Sturges discovered many things about his father, director Preston Sturges, while writing a book about him.
The Actors' Gang production of George Orwell's story leads our weekly theater column. Also: "Between Riverside and Crazy," "Witkacy/Two-Headed Calf" and "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill."
Scripted shows and cable news may lead the cultural conversation, but documentaries tell TV's most essential stories about immigrants and immigration.
The Times' Mark Olsen talks with Taika Waititi, the director, writer and star of the anti-Nazi satire "Jojo Rabbit."
A partnership with a telecom company could help Quibi get in front of more customers as it prepares to launch its much-anticipated streaming platform in April.
Reviews for 'Eli' with Lili Taylor, 'Miss Virginia' starring Uzo Aduba, Omar Epps in 'Trick,' Rob Zombie's '3 From Hell' and the New Orleans-set 'Gothic Harvest.'
What's on TV Friday, Oct. 18: 'Charmed' on CW; Sid & Judy; Great Performances: Grammy Salute to Music Legends
What you need to know about HBO's "Watchmen," whether you've read the comics, seen the movie or neither.
Beethoven's 250th birthday isn't until next year, but the party starts with Jonathan Biss at the Soraya and the Calidore String Quartet at Colburn.
An icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system
Based on a real-life incident, "Wallflower" follows a man planning a mass shooting as he becomes involved with a group of rave attendees.
The forces of light and the forces of darkness do battle in ancient Persia in "The Last Fiction," an animated fable from Iran.
The world of the future is threatened by a catastrophic war in "As the Earth Turns," a previously unreleased silent sci-fi drama from 1938.
Flawed heroes, dark angels and dashed dreams: Why L.A. and noir are synonymous
Raymond Chandler, Michael Connelly and beyond: 20 essential L.A. crime books
Accepting her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, veteran TV host Wendy Williams got emotional as she addressed her "very, very tough year."
In Ognjen Glavonic's brooding thriller and debut fiction feature "The Load," an out-of-work husband and father takes a job driving a truck with a chained-up cargo.
French-born multidisciplinary artist Prune Nourry documents her battle with breast cancer in "Serendipity."
Review: Twin brothers Alex and Marcus Lewis tell their hauntingly strange story in 'Tell Me Who I Am'
Ed Perkins' absorbing if incomplete documentary is a startling account of memory loss and trauma.
"Escape at Dannemora" star Paul Dano has been cast as Edward Nashton, a.k.a. the Riddler, in Warner Bros.' "The Batman" starring Robert Pattinson.
From "Smelly Cat" to "I'll Be There for You," singer Charlie Puth reveals he's a crazy "Friends" fan during quizzing by cast member Courteney Cox.
Leo Gabriadze uses a live-action/animation hybrid in the documentary "Rezo" to profile his father, Georgian writer, artist and puppeteer Rezo Gabriadze.
Pasadena Playhouse reinvents the plant of "Little Shop of Horrors." She's very pink, requires five puppeteers and sings with the voice of Amber Riley.
The documentary "On the President's Orders" chronicles Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's take-no-prisoners approach to the war on drugs.
Writer-director-stars Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe's feature debut "Greener Grass" was made to find a cult following; it deserves one.
Steely Dan cofounder Becker, who died in 2017, left behind hundreds of valuable guitars, amps and gadgets. Julien's Auctions is selling all of it this weekend.
Documentary "The Elephant Queen" provides a dramatic and moving look at a matriarchal pachyderm leading her herd on a journey across the African savannah.