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Now that summer is here, we are pretty much in store for nothing but sunny days and clear, cool evenings and with no rain in sight, L.A. is taking advantage with outdoor movie screenings popping up all over the city. Going to a movie with friends or a date is an American institution, but summer outdoor screenings are upping the ante with DJs, food trucks, live music performances, BYOB and those colorful L.A. sunsets right before showtime. From screenings of cult classics on the Hollywood Forever Cemetery lawn to a "bike-in" outdoor movie on the L.A. River, there is something for everyone, no matter your budget. We've consulted our sources and gathered all the details for the many opportunities to catch some flicks under the stars this season with this guide to L.A.'s top 10 outdoor screening series happening this summer.
There are plenty of things to do in Los Angeles on any given night, but do a quick search to plan a great date, and you're left scouring Yelp forums looking at vague half-baked ideas. At risk of giving away our secrets, we're giving you a heads up about a favorite little-known romantic spot that's sure to impress: a park towering over Los Feliz that features amazing views of Griffith and the Hollywood sign, an art museum, and architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, perfect for a daytime to nighttime adventure. From a charming nearby shop to grab coffee beforehand to the best spots for dinner and drinks after within walking distance, we have you covered on how to plan the perfect date around a visit to Barnsdall Art Park with someone special.
In the UK, "pikey" means gypsy in slang. But in L.A., it's Brad Pitt's uncouth character from Snatch, and now your new local Brit fix as the namesake of latest drinking and dining destination from bar owners and restauranteurs Jared Meisler and Sean MacPherson (Il Covo, Roger Room, Swingers, Good Luck Bar, El Carmen, Jones, Bar Lubitsch). Say hello to The Pikey, the blokes' revamp of the historic Ye Coach & Horses on Sunset, now unofficially open for business. We swung by after our Saturday night Seder for the friends and family opening and have the full monty on all the details you want to know about this new spot. More»
With all due respect to the L.A. Weekly's Squid Ink blog (even if the departure of Jonathan Gold gives them a kind of "Van Halen with Sammy Hagar" vibe these days), we have a bone to pick with their recent "Top 10 Late Night Eats" list. It's pretty simple: 11 p.m., when several of the restaurants on their list close, is not even remotely "late night." More»
After a long night of raging that involved tequila shots to the face, sometimes leaving to get some food in your stomach as opposed to with some person you may find attractive at the time is just the smarter, less regrettable option come the morning. Following our list of the best late-night destinations for where to get some nom noms after you've been out drinking on the west side of town, our adventures in post-drinking dining continue today with the east side edition. From taco stands to 24-hour diners, this is your guide to where to get your drunken grub on after midnight in the areas of West Hollywood, Los Feliz, Hollywood and Mid-City. Use it wisely this weekend, kids. More»
Eating after midnight: even if you're not worried about turning into a Gremlin, it's not exactly good for you, right? But let's face it, we've all had nights when the bars are closing, the booze is burning a hole in your stomach, and you'd rather lay down in the middle of Wilshire than go home to a fridge full of condiments and frozen broccoli. These are the nights when you need our indispensable guide to the best restaurants on the west side (east side guide coming soon!) that will still be open when tonight turns into tomorrow. More»
Rick Rude, Jerold Limon, DJ Excel
At a cozy nook in Noah's Bagel Shop on Larchmont, DJ Excel and Rick Rude, two East-Coast-to-West-Coast DJ transplants, settle in. DJ Excel (a Philly native) and Rick Rude (a Bostonian) had built reputations as major deck masters back East, so their Cali migration seems something of a conundrum. More»
This weekend, downtown's Grand Hope Park played host to the kickoff of the Outdoor Cinema Food Fest summer series. For the first of eight Saturday nights, the OCFF screened the cult classic, Swingers, on the west coast's largest outdoor movie screen as guests picnicked with a spread of delicacies from the city's top mobile eateries. More»
Thursday, June 20
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.