Los Angeles has everything the rest of the country, and world, wants. We’ve got a year-long summer, world-famous restaurants and some of the best looking waiters – I mean aspiring actors – around. To top it off, no band ever forgets LA on its tour, so you can see anybody you want without too long of a drive. This is the land of opportunity, so there’s no reason to waste time and money at less than great Los Angeles events. Here are some of the Los Angeles events which make our city so wonderful and unique.
Movies at the Cemetery: Before you get too creeped out, let me explain. Hollywood Forever Cemetery opens its doors to the public each Saturday night for one of the best traditions in Los Angeles events. Bring a blanket and a picnic, and dine amongst some of Hollywood’s founders and original celebrities. Once it gets dark, lay down and enjoy a classic movie under the stars. From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to Nightmare on Elm Street, they’ve got everything. It’s a Los Angeles tradition, so make sure you experience it at least once.
Concerts: For the best in live music Los Angeles events, there are certain venues you can’t miss. Weston’s Troubadour is on Santa Monica Boulevard, and hosts artists from pretty much every genre. The small club only holds about five hundred people, and shows frequently sell out, so if you want to go – get your tickets ahead of time.
If you’re looking for a venue that features the same scene every night, try out the Echo, which is as much of a party as a concert, or Hotel Cafe for a more pop feel. Dress up when going to the Roxy, because its black couches and VIP booths ooze classiness.
If you’re looking for a large Los Angeles event – a top 40 band or well-known artist – keep up to date on The Staples’ Center’s events calendar. Along with being home to three LA sports teams (Lakers, Clippers, Kings) The Staples’ Center hosts musical acts from Justin Bieber to Foo Fighters.
Art: If you enjoy wandering around exhibits, experiencing paintings or installations, or attending artists’ receptions, LA has something for you. For the best art related Los Angeles events, keep the websites of some of our most well-known museums tabbed. The Getty is a free experience – you only pay for parking – that has everything from ancient Greek statues to a flower garden which they keep beautiful, even throughout the winter.
LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art requires a full day to get through all its exhibits, but the time spent is worth it. They receive new pieces and exhibits change relatively often, so you can always find something new there. The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) opens a window to Hispanic culture in LA and worldwide.
There are many other venues and museums, so for a great list of up to date Los Angeles events including concerts, art gallery openings and artists receptions, make sure to check out the calendar on .