When the new Ace Hotel opened in early 2014, we didn't just gain a super hip hotel in an up-and-coming part of DTLA. We also got a jaw-droppingly beautiful 1920s movie house-turned-performing arts space, which has since billed an impressive lineup of performances, concerts, movie nights, lectures and more. The former flagship United Artists Theater is a 1,600-seat house with a beautifuly ornate, three-story lobby. When you visit, make sure to step out from under the balcony to admire the vaulted ceiling with thousands of shimmering mirrors.
Lucky Angelenos can pretty much see a concert every night of the week, anywhere in the city. And aside from a handful of venues catering to either big-name stars or hyper-local up-and-comers, most of the city's music venues are sized just right: big enough to cater to mid-sized mainstay acts, but small enough to still feel intimate. With options from Downtown to West Hollywood, the city's live music scene is your oyster.