Your perfect LA weekend: August 28-30
We curate an LA weekend itinerary of the city's best concerts, culture and cuisine, every week, just for you.
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Events & Festivals
August 2015 events calendar
August may signal summer's home stretch, but that doesn't mean the fun needs to end.
Muse 'til Midnight
Spend a Saturday night among the arts at LACMA's annual late-night party, Muse 'til Midnight. The evening kicks off outside at Chris Burden's Urban Light, those Instagrammable light posts, with music from Anthony Valadez, the Drumetrics Collective and Adrian Younge. Afterwards, DJs Mark deClive Lowe and Jeremy Ellis will mash up "forgotten sounds" inside the Noah Purifoy exhibit. DJ Rashida and J. PERIOD will take over late-night duties inside the contemporary galleries, basked in the light of Robert Irwin’s Miracle Mile. There'll be a cash bar and small bites on-hand to fuel you through the night.
The Color Run Night
Show your true colors at a nighttime twist on this beloved, messy event. Participants in the all-inclusive 5K run/walk are rewarded with blasts of five different neon colors every kilometer they travel. Show up in a white t-shirt and expect to look like a Jackson Pollock painting by the time you head home. For the LA event, Carly Rae Jepsen will be on hand for limited meet-and-greets and to lead color throws.
LA Food & Wine Festival
Now in its fifth year, the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is back for four days of tastings, demos, dinners, seminars and more, showing the finest in food and drink culutre. Some of the bigger events include Live on Grand and Asian Night Market, along with chef collaboration meals that take place in various locations across the city. The lineup for both events and chef appearances has yet to be announced, but stay tuned for updates!
The best of Los Angeles
84 Los Angeles attractions for tourists and natives alike
LA covers a staggeringly huge amount of land (and ocean), so it's no surprise that the list of Los Angeles attractions is equally impressive. If you're a tourist looking for things to do, you'll find plenty of vacation inspiration, from Hollywood tours to a day at the one the city's best beaches. And locals, you may discover ways to fall in love with the city all over again in our extensive list of Los Angeles attractions.
101 things to do in Los Angeles
Looking for things to do in Los Angeles? We've got you covered with tons of options—101, to be exact. Whether you're a culture vulture, outdoorsy type or simply a lover of our fine city, there's more than enough here to keep you busy. Even lifelong Angelenos will find something new to add to their to-do list, between the city's underground secrets and the ever-changing inventory of the best restaurants. How many will you try?
20 great things to do in Los Angeles for tourists
The list of things to do in Los Angeles is as long as the city is vast. If your time in town is limited, you could spend days in the museums alone and never even make your way to Hollywood. Expect to put in a few miles between hitting up Venice Beach and exploring a hip Eastside 'hood. But that's the great thing about this city: there are so many things to do and see, like the ones listed below, to get the most from your LA getaway.
The 25 best Disneyland rides
Tacos, driving shortcuts, burgers—Angelenos tend to pick favorites, and Disneyland rides certainly aren’t exempt. We’re counting down the best attractions—in order—at both Disneyland and California Adventure. Consider this your to-do list for the next time you venture down to Anaheim. Think your favorite ride should be ranked higher? Cast your vote and let us know. RECOMMENDED: The 8 essential Disneyland tips
Los Angeles Attractions
Los Angeles Museums
MOCA Grand Ave
The main branch of LA's Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) houses thousands of artworks crafted from 1940 until now. Spend half an hour or an entire afternoon absorbing contemporary pieces from lesser known artists, punctuated by sightings of Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock works. For just $12 ($7 students and seniors), you can have your run of the place, including a free audio tour and access to outdoor installations. If you plan your visit for a Thursday night between 5pm and 8pm, admission to MOCA Grand Ave is on the house.