Los Angeles, CA
Downtown Los Angeles-02

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.

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


Mostly clear, with a low around 57. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming east northeast 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 82. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

Tuesday Night

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 58. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.


Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 75. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the morning.

Wednesday Night

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.


Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Thursday Night

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.


Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Friday Night

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.


Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.


A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

Sunday Night

A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.


A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

DDUX Los Angeles Blog

Music options in Los Angeles are incredible – concerts, live music, classic venues and more. I went to the Jack Johnson concert last week at the Hollywood Bowl... Read More

Locals Tips

Find tips to enjoy LA like a local - best beaches to visit, how to get tickets to a "screener", where to spot celebrities, best ways to get around town and more. See more.

Los Angeles News and Events

Ye of great faith: Kanye West brings gospel and pop-art dazzle to Coachella

Kanye Wests Sunday Service was not a traditional Kanye West concert. It was a spiritual, had-to-be-there experience fashioned like a new-age Baptist church revival.

West was not here to play his hits, or deliver anything that would have offered clear insight into the mind of one of the most polarizing...

Did Beyonc just surprise-drop the best live album of all time?

If you were there or if you just watched it on YouTube then you know that Beyoncs performance at the 2018 Coachella festival may have been the greatest concert of our time.

A loving and deeply thought-through re-creation of a halftime show at a historically black college, Beychella (as it...

Game Boys have infinite lives. At 30, they live on in unexpected ways

At first glance today, Nintendos Game Boy can come off as a hefty, dull gray block of a handheld console.

But the magic inside this little box has proven to be unforgettable. With the flip of a switch, the monochromatic green-tinted screen can come to life and the 8-bit Nintendo logo will slowly...

The Curse of La Llorona tops dismal Easter box office as clock ticks to Endgame

Despite the Easter holiday, moviegoers are just biding their time until next weeks release of Disneys Avengers: Endgame promises to smash box-office records.

In the meantime, the $26.5-million opening of Warner Bros. The Curse of La Llorona dominated the worst Easter box-office weekend in...

The missing Avengers return: Paul Rudd and Jeremy Renner are back for Endgame

Over the course of 10 years, Marvel has built a reputation for delivering two inevitabilities: meaty post-credits scenes and spoiler-free press runs.

Case in point: At the hush-hush Avengers: Endgame press conference in downtown Los Angeles, Paul Rudd and Jeremy Renner (who play Ant-Man and...

MOCA resurrects its annual gala. Just dont call it a gala

The Museum of Contemporary Art is expected to announce Monday the return of its annual spring fundraising gala, but dont call it a gala.

New museum director Klaus Biesenbach is resurrecting the annual event, which was canceled last year after complaints about the lack of diversity among former...

Essential Arts: Notre Dame survives an inferno but a difficult clean-up lies ahead

Notre Dame burns, plus issues of race on stage. Im Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with your unredacted report on everything essential in art (and narco novelas):

Notre Dame in flames

The world watched in horror this week as Notre Dame, the 11th century Gothic cathedral...

The Instagram gardening stars of Southern California

One is a physician with an active practice in San Diego. Another found solace from anxiety and sleeplessness in her plants. A third dates her interest in the plant world to the days of going to gardening clubs with her mother.

They along with a woman whose brothers wedding turned out to be something...

Review: Annette Bening, Tracy Letts and a question of American morality in 'All My Sons'

The carpentry of an Arthur Miller play, all that sawing, hammering and sanding of wood, can sometimes distract from the impressiveness of the house that has been theatrically constructed.

All My Sons, the 1947 Broadway play that established Miller as a major American dramatist, loads a tremendous...

Heres what Coachellas co-founder did over the weekend (think Kanye West and sod)

Just after 10 p.m. on Sunday night, concert promoter Paul Tollett was near the end of leading two weekends of this years Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, marking its 20th year in 2019. But things werent yet slowing down, as he walked quickly through the artist compound backstage, occasionally...

David Picker, studio chief who brought James Bond and the Beatles to the theater, dies at 87

He was the first to guide an X-rated film to the top of the Oscar heap, introduced the Beatles to Hollywood with Hard Days Night and Help! and convinced a reluctant Ian Fleming that, yes, James Bond might fare pretty well as a cinematic character.

A third-generation movie man, David V. Picker...

Disney heiress calls CEO Bob Iger's $65.6-million pay package 'insane'

Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Igers compensation has a major critic who shares the founders name.

Philanthropist and documentarian Abigail Disney, who is grandniece of Walt Disney and granddaughter of co-founder Roy O. Disney, sharply rebuked Igers most recent pay package as insane,...

Review: Hong Sang-soos Grass is small, sharp and brimming with possibility

A curious feeling settled over me just a few minutes into Grass: I could have sworn Id seen this movie before. Admittedly, dj view is not an uncommon sensation in the work of the South Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo, whose many, many pictures he churns them out at a rate of one or two, sometimes...

Lil Dicky's Earth video makes Bieber a baboon, Grande a zebra for Earth Day

Ahead of Earth Day 2019, which is Monday, rapper and comedian Lil Dicky has assembled dozens of stars for an anthemic and bawdy Earth music video, ripping names from the pop charts and beyond to sing about climate change.

Why did it take me so long to get wind of this?, Lil Dicky said in a...

Comedy Store documentary series to debut on Showtime

Showtime is zooming in on the Comedy Store.

Showtime Documentary Films announced Monday that a four-part documentary series chronicling the history of the iconic Los Angeles comedy club will premiere in 2020.

This series will feature never-before-seen archival footage, as well as interviews with...

AMC says 17 of its theaters will remain open 72 hours straight for Avengers: Endgame

AMC Theatres is bracing for one of the biggest weekends ever at the box office when Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame opens Thursday evening.

Seventeen of the theater chains locations are scheduled to remain open for more than 72 hours straight to accommodate demand for the opening weekend of...

Phylicia Rashad sets Broadway directing debut with Blue

When Phylicia Rashad returns to Broadway, she will do so as a director.

The Tony-winning actress is set to direct the Broadway premiere of Blue, producers announced Monday. The new staging of the Charles Randolph-Wright play, with music by Nona Hendryx, will run in spring 2020.

Rashad will be...

'Game of Thrones': All about 'Jenny's Song' and Florence + the Machine's cover

Florence Welch took over vocal duties from Podrick Payne as the end credits of Game of Thrones rolled on Sunday night.

Jenny of Oldstones, a haunting song adapted from George R.R. Martins A Song of Ice and Fire novels, closed out Episode 2 of Season 8, titled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms....

Jenna Bush Hager announces third pregnancy on Today show: It is a shock

Fresh off the news that she was joining Hoda Kotb on the Today shows fourth hour, Jenna Bush Hager has something else to celebrate: Shes having a baby boy.

The newly minted co-anchor revealed Monday that shes pregnant with her third child, surprising her co-hosts and the rest of America...

Game of Thrones episode 2 recap: With the war at hand, Arya claims a moment of humanity

For all the indicators of the passage of time that filled the second episode of the final season of Game of Thrones a humbled Jaime Lannister, his brother Tyrion drinking with men by the fire instead of at the local brothel it was seeing one of the youngest Stark children joining the series...

Broad Stage names a new director: Rob Bailis of Cal Performances

The Broad Stage in Santa Monica will announce on Monday that it has hired a new artistic and executive director, Rob Bailis, who comes from Cal Performances at UC Berkeley.

Bailis, who succeeds Jane Deknatel, will begin in June.

As interim artistic director of Cal Performances, Bailis led the artistic...

Hail Satan? profiles group that takes its inspiration from the original troll

If you want to be left alone during brunch at a hipster Brooklyn caf, start talking out loud about Satanism, black masses and a movie called Hail Satan?

The only canonical black mass is one written by Catholics imagining everything that they would think was heretical, said filmmaker Penny...

Whats on TV Monday: DCs Legends of Tomorrow and more


Double Dare Pro wrestlers assemble for a WWE Superstars Week on the reboot of the classic kids game show. 7 p.m. Nickelodeon

The Neighborhood Calvin (Cedric the Entertainer) invites Dave (Max Greenfield) out for a round of golf in the sitcoms freshman-season finale. Beth Behrs and Tichina...

Kanye West turns Coachella into church on 'Yeaster' Sunday

Ye has risen.

After a Saturday at Coachella capped by an after-midnight cameo at Kid Cudis Sahara tent set, rapper Kanye West awakened early or, just as likely, never went to bed to celebrate Easter with a Sunday service.

In recent months the chart-topping artist had been leading family friends...

SoCal movie events & revivals, April 21-28: Mulholland Drive, The Crow and more

Donnie Darko/The Evil Dead A double feature pairs Richard Kellys apocalyptic 2001 thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal with Sam Raimis gleefully gruesome 1981 occult fable starring Bruce Campbell. American Cinematheque, Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. Sun., 7:30 p.m. $15. www.americancinematheque.com