The gloomy rain situation currently covering Los Angeles makes that perfect summer beach day weather we were lucky enough to be granted last week seem so far away. And I think feeling confused when changes in the weather over a span of a few days necessitate entirely different wardrobes is completely valid. Unfortunately, the forecast for this week doesn't really begin to warm up until the weekend, so in the meantime us L.A. weather wimps must find a way to cope, and we suggest doing so with a jolt of caffeine in a hot cup of joe. Allow us to assist you with this list of seven of L.A.'s top coffee destinations for expertly crafted brews. [photos via @josiahjames, via, via]
Following last weekend's surprise Rolling Stones show, The Echo and Echoplex continued BritWeek festivities last night with a performance from English electro-pop artist Little Boots, and supporting acts Avan Lava and Feathers presented by IHEARTCOMIX. As a "Go See A Show" featured act, we were psyched to get down to this tiny songstress, who packs some serious pipes and high-energy stage presence.
The Covenant House California, whose mission is to bring hope and opportunity to at-risk homeless youth, hosted their 25th Gala and Awards Dinner to raise money for the cause and celebrate the great work they've done to date, with special recognition for music legend Herbie Hancock's contributions.
Lauri Peterson, Vinessa Shaw, Herbie Hancock and other guests join the Covenant House California for a night of awards and music; Chelsea Handler, Julianne Hough, Kobe Bryant and a team of celebs step out to a benefit for EIF's Women's Cancer Research Fund; Keanu Reeves, Adelaide Clemens and more attend GenArt Presents "Generation Um..."; Sharon Stone, Snoop Lion, Vicente Fox and others guests mix it up at the Better LA "An Evening With A View" Annual Gala; Nicole Richie, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Rachel Zoe and some of L.A.'s fashion elite hit a Balmain dinner party at Chateau Marmont—get caught up on Thursday's top events in this edition of Last Night's Parties.
In case you haven't stepped outside yet today, Mother Nature has brought Los Angeles some nice "summerlike" weather in which to bask this week and through the weekend. With the sun out and the temperatures in the 90s (!), it's making for some ideal beach day conditions and we hope you take advantage. While you're out there, you're probably going to want to grab some drinks and food to round out the day and we're to help with those plans. So whether you're already scouting out a spot on SoCal's famous coastline near the shore or are good admiring it from afar but don't actually want to make contact with sand, following our earlier roundup of eight, here's a guide to eight more of L.A.'s best beachside restaurants and bars from Marina Del Rey to Malibu that are GofG L.A.-approved.
Nobody, anywhere, does Cinco de Mayo like L.A. does. Not in Mexico, where it's really not that big of a deal, nor in New York, where you can't get a good burrito to save your life. No, Cinco de Mayo belongs to us, and while that may seem like something to brag about, it's also a big responsibility. See, we don't automatically get to keep the title of Best Cinco City, and that means we all have to do our part by getting extra crazy this weekend. Luckily, there are loads of parties on Saturday and Sunday, so whether you're motivated by good food, strong drinks, loud music, or some crazy combination therein, we've got just the fiesta for you in this Cinco de Mayo Party Guide.
Living in this city means bearing witness to a higher than average amount of strange sights and vast array of definitions of socially acceptable human behavior on the daily. Oftentimes the abundance of L.A. weirdness we see in our day-to-day is beyond words when attempting to describe it to those who weren't there. But now with Instagram, the heavy lifting is taken care of for us in capturing a breathtakingly peculiar or otherwise noteworthy vision and sharing it with the world. So join us as we celebrate L.A.'s knack for proving life can always get a little bit funkier with another round of the most absurd, seriously WTF moments you pretty much only ever see in L.A. Insta-captured in the last two weeks.
Jay Leno and Chelsea Handler roast and toast Ross Mathews at his book launch; Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Dayan, Katie Aselton and other indie darlings step out for an exclusive screening of Frances Ha; Eli Roth shakes up the Mann Chinese 6 at the premiere of Aftershock; Kathy Hilton, Monique Lhuillier and Brooke Davenport chat at a David Webb dinner; Ginnifer Goodwin throws the first pitch at Dodger Stadium with Julianne Hough as her ball boy—get it all in today's edition of Last Night's Parties.
A+D Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles (A+D) is celebrating 12 years of cutting edge exhibitions, progressive architecture and design programs with its annual gala. This year's theme is “Celebrate: The Journey” and will be on Saturday, May 11. Last year’s Celebrate: The Wearable sold out, so hurry up and mark your calendar! More»
Sunday, May 19
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.