1. Explore the diverse viewpoints of artists who celebrate the lowrider culture and aesthetic at the opening of "The High Art of Riding Low." Tickets to the 7pm opening reception at the Petersen cost $45 and include snacks, beer and wine. 2. Enjoy free tunes by the ocean with a performance by Lemaitre as part of this week's Twilight Concerts. The show on the Santa Monica Pier starts at 7pm. 3. See the Geffen Contemporary turn into a space for music lovers with a performance by Surf Curse and Tacocat. The free show, part of MOCA Music, starts at 6:30pm. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
Soaring into a spacious building just off an LAX runway, L.A.'s newest food hall launches on June 29 with views of the airport's takeoffs and landings. Inside, diners can marvel at vintage planes and aviation memorabilia as they enjoy lunch, brunch and dinner in the freshly renovated the Proud Bird space. In the late '60s, it began as a restaurant serving up classic American fare, but tomorrow, the Proud Bird will be reborn as an aviation museum, events space and a six-concept food bazaar. The six stands, inspired by L.A.'s diverse dining scene, will each focus on a specific cuisine thanks to the team behind Studio City's the Bellwether: executive chef and co-owner Ted Hopson and beverage director and co-owner Ann-Marie Verdi, both of whom consulted on the menu. Expect Italian, Asian, Latin and American dishes including fried pickles, cobb salad, loaded tots, chicken in a glossy tangerine glaze and even a Hawaiian burger stacked with a ring of grilled pineapple. Simply grab the food hall's "boarding pass," then pilot your way through the self-service options, which, by the way, also include Bludso's BBQ. Items are à la carte unless you stop by between 11am and 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays, when you'll find an all-you-can-eat brunch for $29.95. (Add bottomless mimosas for $12.95—score.) Looking for a lift? The Proud Bird's beverage program, the Mile High Club Bar and Lounge, will serve up aviation-themed cocktails, plus 13 beers on draft and four tap wines, not to mention
Welcome to 4th of July weekend, where the grill-outs are plentiful and the beer flows freely—and don't forget the freedom: Freedom to choose which great food event to tackle first. Celebrate your independence with these delicious food specials worth digging into this holiday weekend, because fireworks won't be the only attractions popping off. (But if you're looking for where to find those, we've got you covered there, too.) Eat it There! What's more perfect than a hot dog on a hot summer day? One of the most iconic L.A. hot dogs popping up in one of the city's most fabulous hotels, naturally. Celebrate the 4th in true L.A. form when Pink's and the Four Seasons at Beverly Hills join forces on Saturday and Sunday for two days of patriotic grilling. Stop by 300 S Doheny Dr between 4 and 7pm this weekend for made-to-order all-beef hot dogs, turkey dogs, and veggie dogs, topped with that cult-status chili, plus cheese, mustard, onions, sauerkraut and more. The kicker? The dogs are still just $6, just like at the stand. (Bonus: if you're a guest at the hotel, the first dog's on them!) You'll also find an ice cream station, plus fresh apple pie. Hellooooo, summer. The James Beard Award-winning chef behind Bouchon is bringing a festive taste of the season to his Beverly Hills bistro on Monday, when you'll be able to order buttermilk fried chicken with a few barbecue-beloved sides. But Thomas Keller's got even more up his sleeve: now through July 15, pop into Bouchon Bakery on the
Here's something we've always known: this city is full of terrible drivers. Thanks to Allstate, there's a nationwide report that makes this claim official. The insurance company conducts an annual study on which of 200 U.S. cities have the safest drivers. Los Angeles didn't rank the worst, as that honor goes squarely to Boston. However, we're close enough at 193. And Southern California in general is heavily represented as other cities near us made the bottom part of the list with Anaheim at 168, Pasadena at 171, Torrance at 179 and Glendale at 195. This is pretty much in line with other honors we've received before. Earlier this year, the Global Traffic Scorecard gave Los Angeles the top spot in their ranking of the worst urban traffic in the world. Things have gotten so desperate, that even billionaire Elon Musk is trying to find his own quirky solution to the problem (an idea that came to mind while he was, of course, stuck in traffic). There might be a light at the end of this traffic-jammed tunnel, though, as plans for a monorail have been gaining steam thanks to the support of Mayor Eric Garcetti. Guess we'll have to just wait (in traffic) and see. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
If you're looking for ways to celebrate the good ol' U.S. of A. this year, we have you covered. From epic (and free) fireworks shows and patriotic parades to pub crawls and block parties, there's plenty of ways to ring in the holiday and properly toast the home of the brave. Whether you're on the hunt for special events around town or you're simply looking for low-key and fun ideas to spend your day off, let this be your guide to the ultimate 4th of July itinerary. Munch on finger-licking BBQ Kick off your weekend with saucy barbecue fare from some of the city's top places at Red, White & BBQ presented by Time Out L.A. Plus, enjoy an interactive photo booth, a beer garden by Golden Road Brewing and wine served by Francis Coppola Diamond Collections wine. Party on the Queen Mary Come aboard the legendary ship for a myriad of patriotic-themed events and activities, complete with a fireworks show, historical tours, family games, screenings and a live performance from the Pointer Sisters. Watch a fireworks show It's not a genuine 4th of July bash without sparklers and firecrackers. Lucky for you, there's plenty of venues around L.A. lighting up the sky in true holiday spirit. Catch an all-American baseball game Watch the Dodgers go to bat with the Arizona Diamondbacks (brew and a hot dog in hand, of course) at Dodger Stadium, followed by a grand finale fireworks show. Cool off with an ice cream cone Scoop up a sweet confection at one of the best ice cream parlo
With stumpy legs, size-too-big ears and a woolly rump, corgis just may be the most adorable pieces of floof on four legs. The lovable pups have inspired countless cute accessories, local beach meet-ups and, now, a dedicated art exhibition. Alhambra's Gallery Nucleus is hosting "The Corgi Show," an illustrated tribute to the dog breed that features works from more than 20 local artists. The free exhibition runs through July 9. Here's a preview of some of the works on display: Photograph: Courtesy Benson Shum Photograph: Courtesy Andrew Kolb Photograph: Courtesy Grace Kum Photograph: Courtesy Gabby Zapata Photograph: Courtesy Zoe Persico If you find yourself particularly attached to any of the artwork, all of the paintings and prints are for sale starting at $100—though some have already been claimed. While you're there, make sure to check out the gallery's concurrent show, "Flora & Fauna 2: Works Inspired by Nature." "The Corgi Show" is open through July 9 at Gallery Nucleus (210 East Main St, Alhambra) Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 8pm. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Getting something permanently inked on your skin is a serious decision. Whether it be a tiny heart on your wrist or a full sleeve, people have fascinating stories behind why they chose to get their tattoos. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is trying to discover those stories in anticipation of its tattoo exhibition opening in November. The museum put out a call on social media for photos of people's tattoos and why they got them. If you'd like to jump in on the discussion, use the hashtag #tattooNHMLA and you could be featured on their Instagram account. To get things started, the museum has also been showing off its employees' tattoos. It's not clear yet if these stories will play a part in the actual exhibition later this year, but for now we're enjoying reading about Angelenos' ink. This city has an abundance of brilliant tattoo artists in many different styles, so it doesn't surprise us to see so many beautiful and intricate pieces. Here are some of our favorite ones so far. #tattooNHMLA I had always thought that tattoos needed to be deep and meaningful, but I learned that the intent behind those tattoos doesn't always translate for the rest of your life. Instead, I felt having something absurd, fun, and a bit of a non-sequitur could be just the trick. Enter: Yeti and Bigfoot playing badminton. There's something special about tattoos that almost makes the intangible tangible, takes the mythical and makes it real. Now I've always got these guys to
1. See photos of Nick Cave doing what he does best—aside from singing—during Nick Cave Smoking. The free, one-night-only art show at Ace Hotel's Segovia Hall runs from 6:30 to 10:30pm and coincides with his sold-out concert in the theater. 2. Wind down with a flight of three wines and a culinary creation during Wine Wednesday at Everson Royce Bar. The weekday special at the Arts District bar runs from 5 to 8pm and costs $25. 3. Drink a shot and try to spell out tricky vocabulary words at the Slurring Bee. This drunken spelling bee at the Virgil starts at 7:30pm. It's free to watch, but $5 if you want to compete. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
If you missed your chance to see the powerful and uplifting Allegiance musical back when it debuted at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in 2012, you're in luck. After a successful run on Broadway last year, the production is making its way back to the West Coast and premiering in Los Angeles at JACCC’s Aratani Theatre from February 21 to April 1, 2018. Inspired by the true story of L.A.-based actor, director and author George Takei and his family, the musical transports audiences back to a dark time in U.S. history when roughly 120,000 Japanese-Americans were forced into internment camps after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The musical follows the journey of present-day Sam Kimura (Takei) who encounters an envelope that brings him 60 years back in time to World War II. A young Kimura (played by Tell Leung) attempts to save his family from wrongful detainment with the help of his sister Kei (Lea Salonga). Photograph: Courtesy Allegiance/Matthew Murphy The story, brought to life with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo, emphasizes themes of love, loyalty and forgiveness during one of the most regrettable and tragic times in U.S. history. The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and co-producers East West Players felt a particularly strong attachment to bringing the play to L.A. audiences. “It’s particularly special for Allegiance to return to Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, where its first readings were held and where this story has its richest legacy,” said prod
Ladies and gentlemen, we gather together this weekend to witness the marriage of ice cream and alcohol, thanks to the blessed, brilliant union of Coolhaus and Westbound. Starting on Friday, downtown's stylish craft-cocktail bar is bringing back its boozy-milkshakes for a second year, this time collaborating with Coolhaus, and it's got a new bar manager helming the blender. This time around, expect three new flavors to get you through this heat wave: the Banana Split, which combines Coolhaus' bananas foster with Aylesbury Duck Vodka, orange juice and the vanilla-tinged Licor 43; the Brandy Alexander, a mix of Copper & Kings brandy, Tempus Fugit's crème de cacao and Coolhaus’ Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream; and for those looking for something a bit more slurpable, try the slushie-inspired Sweet Days of Summer, which amps up Coolhaus' mango sorbet with Avuá Cachaça, lime juice, coconut, ginger and pandan. The brain behind these blends is Akos Orosz, formerly of the London Academy of Bartenders and Boutiq Bar in Budapest, and he's whipping up these adults-only treats at $16 a pop through September 4. If you're not so into booze and ice cream—who even are you?— Orosz just launched a new line of summer cocktails, as well as a summertime happy hour (Tuesday through Sunday, 5 to 7pm). Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.