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
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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
Sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a north wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North northeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 68. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the morning.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. North northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 65.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Partly sunny, with a high near 64.
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Los Angeles News and Events
Anna Karina, who died Saturday in Paris at age 79, danced her way through a few of the seven films she made with Jean-Luc Godard.
Movies opening in L.A. for Dec. 15-22 include the franchise entry "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" and the big-screen adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats."
"Jumanji: The Next Level" and "Black Christmas" opened widely. In limited release, more films rolled out: "Bombshell," "Uncut Gems" and "A Hidden Life."
Classic movies playing in L.A. for Dec. 15-22 include the holiday tales "Bad Santa" and "Love, Actually" plus the Civil War epic "Gone With the Wind"
Kathleen Kennedy faces perhaps her biggest challenge since George Lucas chose her to shepherd 'Star Wars': figuring out what's next for the franchise.
Kate McKinnon arrived as recent Time magazine "Person of the Year" Greta Thunberg, who wished everyone a "merry last Christmas to all."
'Fortnite' unveils a clip from 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.' A digital J.J. Abrams presents the footage, and game becomes communal hangout.
Susan Lieu's show '140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother' is heading to L.A.'s Highways Performance Space and Orange County's Nguoi Viet Community Room.
'It wouldn't be an album launch for me without this young lady,' Harry Styles said Friday at the Forum before he was joined by Stevie Nicks for a rendition of 'Landslide.'
New on Blu-ray "Ad Astra" (20th Century Fox DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $37.99; 4K, $45.99; also available on VOD) Director James Gray makes his own kind of cerebral, reflective and visually splendid science-fiction film with this outer-space adventure that mixes deep sentiment with visceral thrills.
Our arts newsletter looks at a year in which art tweaked gender, Broadway examined slavery's toxic roots and L.A.'s famous Philharmonic ended the decade with a bang.
Lowrider magazine was once among the bestselling newsstand automotive periodicals in the country. After 42 years, it will cease to print this year.
Calendar Feedback: '50 songs': Bonus Tracks; Letters to the editor; Mister Rogers; The Doors
Dance performances in Southern California for Dec. 15-22 includes several different productions of holiday favorite "The Nutcracker."
Classical music performances in L.A. for Dec. 15-22 include the annual "Messiah Sing-Along" with Los Angeles Master Chorale plus the ensemble's traditional non-sing-along presentation of Handel's holiday favorite
New museum and gallery shows in Southern California for Dec. 15-22 include "Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific" at LACMA and more
New plays, Critics' Choices, etc., for Dec. 15-22 include "A Christmas Carol" at A Noise Within and Impro Theatre's "Jane Austen UnScripted" at the Broad Stage
A task force recommended significant structural changes to the Grammy Awards in hopes of diversifying its leadership, membership and nominating process.
California conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and star pianist Daniil Trifonov join with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for some Aaron Copland Americana and Russian treats.
"Bombshell" star Charlize Theron never met Megyn Kelly before playing her and had information about the former Fox News star funneled to her in other ways.
Discussion guide to Gregory Boyle's "Barking to the Choir," the sequel to his bestselling "Tattoos on the Heart."
TV highlights for Saturday, Dec. 14 include the Oscar-winning drama "Green Book," the awarding of college football's Heisman Trophy, and Scarlett Johansson hosting a new "Saturday Night Live"
The World War I film '1917' presents its action in seeming real time, with the fluid camera movements always connecting to the characters on a mission
Claims of on-set misconduct can create a social media firestorm. TV networks are scrambling to respond
From Gabrielle Union on "America's Got Talent" to an ejected "Survivor" contestant, the #MeToo era demands accountability from TV networks.
TV highlights for Dec. 15-21 include a new "I Love Lucy Christmas Special," "The Kennedy Center Honors," "The Witcher" and more
Music mogul Russell Simmons goes straight at Oprah Winfrey, chiding her for executive produce a film featuring a woman who has accused him of rape.
The Justice Department is preparing legal action against Live Nation for allegedly violating the 2010 agreement it made to merge with Ticketmaster.
What to do in L.A.: 5 book talks for the week ahead
Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams explains her year of self-care and healing, and why it includes "A Snow White Christmas" opening in Pasadena.
Saudi Arabia's first female director is back with 'A Perfect Candidate,' the story of a woman running for office in the Kingdom.
Another edition of your regular field guide to the world of movies in Los Angeles and beyond.
Actress Sally Field is the latest star to be arrested in Jane Fonda's Fire Drill Fridays climate change protest on Capitol Hill, cheered on by a lively crowd.
A washed-up singer-songwriter crosses paths with a young musician with a very different world view in Tim Alderson's 'Salvage' running in Hollywood.
L.A. Times Book Club reads "Barking to the Choir" by Gregory Boyle. Here's 5 things to know.
TV highlights for Dec. 22-28 include the annual marathon of "A Christmas Story," the L.A. County Holiday Celebration and Season 2 of "Lost in Space"
Movies on TV this week: Sunday, Dec. 15 - 21: 'White Christmas'; A Christmas Story; The Sound of Music; The Wizard of Oz
Rapper and actor 50 cent accused Oprah Winfrey of singling out black men, such as Michael Jackson, while ignoring white men in the #MeToo movement.
Danny DeVito and Danny Glover play old friends Eddie and Milo in "Jumanji: The Next Level." And Awkwafina, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart play them in the game.
The Golden Globes and SAG Awards nominations were announced this week. There are implications for the Oscars.
A few years ago, Billy Ray and Clint Eastwood's decision to have a female reporter sleep her way to a scoop might have gone largely unremarked upon. Not anymore
Heidi Schreck's "What the Constitution Means to Me" has extended its Los Angeles run and offers two ways for students to score discounted tickets.
Here's our list of fashionable books to give this holiday season.
Richard Jewell's mother and former lawyer, and the stars who play them, on the new Clint Eastwood film about the wrongly accused 1996 Olympics bomber
Mark Olsen talks with director Melina Matsoukas about transitioning from directing music videos to creating her first feature film, "Queen & Slim."
The great filmmaker Milos Forman never spoke about his defection. In fact, he never called it a defection.
Czechoslovakia owes its unfortunate history to its lot as a main stage for the great conflicts of the 20th century.
Milos Forman, Ivan Passer and their 73-year friendship: Childhood, escaping Czechoslovakia and conquering Hollywood
The friendship between Czech New Wave pioneers Milos Forman and Ivan Passer was crucial in the life of the man who directed 'Amadeus' and 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.'
The Game Awards aim to honor the past year in gaming, but the show is largely a look ahead. Microsoft unveiled its Xbox Series X, and the 'Fast & Furious' cast appeared, but where is our Muppet game?
What's on TV Friday, Dec. 13: 'Mel Brooks: Unwrapped' on HBO;
Steve Burke, long a close lieutenant of Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts, has shaped NBCUniversal into a media juggernaut. Universal chief Jeff Shell will be his successor.
The drama based on an actual incident of police brutality is France's official submission for international-feature Oscar consideration.
"Pain and Glory," "The Report" are among the Oscar contenders to visit The Envelope Live screening series.
The brother of a famous but troubled actress is torn between selling his explosive tell-all book about their childhood or helping her after she suffers a nervous breakdown in "First Love."
Clint Eastwood directs this fact-based drama about the security guard falsely accused in the Centennial Park bombing during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Mafia figures assemble for a summit in upstate New York in 1957 in the crime drama "Mob Town."
An organized-crime family in Delhi deals with threats from without and within in "Line of Descent."
In "Hell on the Border," a former slave gets a job as a lawman and goes on a manhunt in this fact-based western about the first black deputy marshal in the Wild West.
Sophia Takal's update of the 1974 holiday horror classic "Black Christmas" revisits sorority sisters stalked by a masked killer.
On the eve of Rolling Loud L.A., festival co-founders Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler reveal plans for a Juice Wrld tribute.
Two documentaries by Rosine Mbakam, "The Two Faces of a Bamilk Woman" and "Chez Jolie Coiffure," observe the inner strength of women.
Documentary "What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael" profiles the longtime firebrand film critic of the New Yorker.
In the documentary "The Disappearance Of My Mother," filmmaker Beniamino Barrese jousts with his mom, Italian model, journalist and professor Benedetta Barzini.
Top VFX provider MPC closes its Vancouver office
Piper De Palma stars in "Spiral Farm" as a 17-year-old who questions her life in a commune when two outsiders arrive.
Terrence Malick's latest is a beautifully intimate World War II drama and a fierce rebuke to fascism about one man's act of political resistance.
Two Los Angeles movie screening series show how companies are raising brand awareness and sales through limited events
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black are back for another round of body-swapping, vine-swinging shenanigans.
The Envelope Live screening series showcased Genndy Tartakovsky's Oscar-contending "Primal: Tales of Savagery," from the Adult Swim series.
HBO's "Watchmen," from "Lost" creator Damon Lindelof and starring Regina King, has been overrated, say Times critics Lorraine Ali and Robert Lloyd.
Richard Linklater's delightful adaptation of Maria Semple's novel "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" starring Cate Blanchett merits a second and even third look.
Two years after the death of Ed Lee, the first Chinese American mayor of San Francisco, a new documentary chronicles his life and legacy.
Monica Ruiz, the actress at the center of a viral (and reviled) Peloton bike commercial, weighed in on the controversy Thursday in her first live interview.
French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan makes his English-language debut with the jumbled curio "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan."
The Anne Bancroft/Mel Brooks marriage was legendary. Fourteen years after her death, Brooks wants the world to remember what a great actress she was.
Juice Wrld's mother says the hip-hop artist's whole family wanted "more than anything" to see him beat his drug addiction. He died Sunday at 21.
The 21st annual Animation Show of Shows features 10 films from seven countries offering an array of imaginative, thought-provoking and moving works.
The 3-D film "Cunningham" explores the first 30 years of Merce Cunningham's epic career. The movie re-creates 14 of the choreographer's early dances.
L.A.-area art openings include Christopher Myer's solo at Fort Gansevoort gallery, a reading by Ron Athey and a last group show at Lora Schlesinger.
Lin Manuel-Miranda's hit Broadway debut, "In the Heights," is getting a movie makeover from Warner Bros. and "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu.
Donald Trump. "Cats." Kanye West. "The Masked Singer." Quibi. Feral pigs. Peloton wife. 2019 was the year of pop culture, Mad Libs-style.
Many indie filmmakers crossed over to studio movies in 2019, including Greta Gerwig, James Gray and Marielle Heller
The gold lame shorts are his to wear or not in the Wallis show that's part film screening, part concert and full-on holiday crowd pleaser.
NBC's Female Forward initiative is giving women an opportunity to direct on popular series such as "Superstore," "Chicago Fire," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."
The actress credits culture shifts and a readiness to play "much more adult, complicated and diverse characters" for the era of peak Dern.
Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie play a trio of Fox News employees whose allegations of sexual harassment help topple network founder Roger Ailes.
For the first time in "Survivor" history, producers removed a player from the game for continued inappropriate behavior.
What's on TV Thursday, Dec. 12: 'Perfect Harmony' on NBC
Kristen Stewart stars as French New Wave actress Jean Seberg as she is targeted by the FBI for her political and romantic involvement with a civil-rights activist.
Adam Sandler plays an impulsive jewelry dealer in Josh and Benny Safdie's thrilling, unnerving tour of Manhattan's diamond district.
In Jen and Sylvia Soska's remake of the 1977 David Cronenberg horror flick "Rabid," a fashion designer experiences a horrifying transformation after a car accident.
The L.A. Phil and conductor Susanna Mlkki honor Oliver Knussen with his Violin Concerto, played by Leila Josefowicz, and a Green Umbrella concert
Documentary "Midnight Family" follows a private ambulance service on an exhilarating rise through the streets of Mexico City.
U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to try to rescue a platoon of African American troops during 'The Great War.'
In his first film for Netflix, "6 Underground," Michael Bay makes a "Mission: Impossible" knockoff starring Ryan Reynolds.
Noise-rock duo 100 gecs traded tapes long-distance to make one of the year's most acclaimed albums, "1000 gecs."
The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles had narrowed the choice down to three architectural teams: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Weiss/Manfredi and Dorte Mandrup.
For "30/30 Vision," Strand Releasing gathered a diverse slate of filmmakers to celebrate their contributions to global and LGBTQ cinema.
Pasadena Symphony has its holiday concert, "Snow White" gets a panto-style makeover, and She & Him bring their Christmas show to DTLA.
Two years ago, she nearly quit music. Today, Lizzo is nominated for eight Grammy awards and twerks for the soul of America at sold-out arenas.
This week's top gigs include a boy-bander gone glam and a boy band for hip-hop nerds.