We’re not sure that Presidents’ Day parades have ever really been a thing in Los Angeles, but the Petersen Automative Museum has managed to hatch one that’s so L.A. On Monday, February 18, the Petersen will parade iconic cars from movies and real-life history from Playa Vista to its Miracle Mile home. Featured rides include the Volkswagen bus from Little Miss Sunshine, a Jaguar XKR from James Bond flick Die Another Day, Howard Hughes’s 1951 Chrysler Camera Car, the Honda S2000 from 2 Fast 2 Furious, a New Beetle Convertible from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Chrysler Imperial Parade Phaeton, which carried the Apollo 11 astronauts after they returned from the moon. Chrysler Imperial Parade Phaeton Photograph: Courtesy Petersen Automotive Museum The vehicle procession, which celebrates the museum’s 25th anniversary, starts at 10am on Jefferson Boulevard in Playa Vista and then heads to Abbot Kinney for a 20-minute photo op. There are no times posted for the rest of the route, but you’ll be able to spot the cars near landmarks like the Santa Monica Pier, Rodeo Drive, the Sunset Strip and the Walk of Fame. Check out the full route below.
You’ve sweated through your underwear, lost your phone charger and are in serious need of some aloe vera. So starts a chain of Coachella calamities, ones that would typically require picking through the on-site general store or hoofing it back to the car and finding a drug store. This year, though, Amazon is swooping in to solve your festival preparedness emergencies with advance and same-day delivery at Coachella. For the 2019 edition of the music fest, the online storefront will be installing Amazon Lockers, its secure package pickup kiosks, inside of the festival gates. In the weeks leading up to the April event, look out for a curated Amazon storefront of fashion, beauty, wellness, tech and camping items. You’ll be able to place orders in advance, or during both festival weekends for same-day delivery. In either case, you’ll select an Amazon Locker location as your delivery address and, once it’s ready, you’ll receive a barcode that’ll release your package from the automated lockers at no additional cost. Though Amazon has yet to unveil all of the products in its Coachella storefront, a press release mentions items like sun hats, phone chargers, lip balm and portable fans. To be clear: You won’t be able to order any item off of Amazon, so don’t expect to haul a gas-powered generator and a mini fridge out of the locker. In addition, all items for sale will comply with Coachella’s festival rules. We took a look at the list, and that means no coolers, vape refills, aeroso
Sometimes you want thin-crust pizza, other times, you want something thicc. Sometimes you want a simple slice, and others (if you’re anything like us, it’s most) times, you want an entire pizza to yourself. Enter California Sun, Silver Lake’s new little-bit-of-everything pizza-and-beer spot, which slides into Sunset Junction on Monday. Look for New York-style slices and 20-inch whole pies topped with the classics, like cheese and pepperoni, or get weird with house concoctions such as the taco pie, which involves refried beans, olives, pickled jalapeño, cherry tomatoes, avocado crema and shredded lettuce, or that age-old (OK, decades-old) classic blend of chicken, BBQ sauce and red onion. For those looking to dig in a little deeper, there’ll be deep-dish, Detroit-style personal pan pizzas sprinkled with hot Italian sausage, olives and more. Salad options can be found in the food cold case: spicy spinach, and a dish of Japanese eggplant with hot honey and chili flakes. Getting heated, there are a few vegan, vegetarian, keto- and paleo-friendly items, not to mention gluten-free options (like this vegan Buffalo cauliflower pizza). Photograph: Courtesy Artisanal Brewers Collective The concept’s inspired by a convenience store: Grab one (or a few) of the 140-odd cans of beer and wine from the retail fridge, then place your order or choose pizza from the case. Grab it to-go, or take a seat outdoors or at one of the restaurant’s counters (including a large v-shaped bar).
Hey savvy shoppers! Los Angeles is full of incredible deals, if you know where to find them. We’re here to help with a weekly list of all the best sample sales across the city. This is the info you’ve been searching for—who has the best deals of the week, when and where to nab them, exactly what you’ll find at each sale and whether you need to bring cash or plastic. So check in each week to stay on trend and in the black—your wardrobe and wallet will thank you. Who: Big Bud Press Big Bud’s colorful gear will be going for dramatically marked down prices during a sample sale this Saturday. Find tees for $15, bags starting at $30, the brand-favorite jumpsuits for $75 and tons more. Attendees should note there are a few shopping restrictions: bags, tops, and jumpsuits are only offered one per person, and jackets and dresses will be limited to two per person. Where: 2121 N San Fernando Rd When: Feb 9 noon–4pm Who: Diane Von Furstenberg The iconic womenswear designer takes over 260 Sample Sale with a blowout featuring her chic, effortless clothing, plus footwear, bags and accessories at dramatic discounts. Where: 301 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills When: Feb 6–9 10am–7pm, Feb 10 10am–5pm Who: Shaina Mote The minimalist L.A. designer is offering 20 percent off select items during an online flash sale. A few things you can find here include ribbed tees, pleated dresses, denim jackets, knit pants and even sleek swimwear separates. Where: online When: through Feb 12 Who:
Last year, we looked to you, our readers, to shed some insight into the city you love (mostly). We surveyed 15,000 people around the world about the cities they lived in, with questions like “What’s your city’s most overrated neighborhood?” Here in L.A., that answer was resoundingly Hollywood, where nearly a fifth of respondents thought the famous ’hood fell short of its Tinseltown reputation. It’s time to find out if that’s still the case. Has Hollywood suddenly become… cool? Has another neighborhood become even more overhyped? And on the flip side, what’s the best spot to hang out in L.A.? We want your input on that and so much more. Take the Time Out Index 2019 now and tell us all about the ups and downs of life in Los Angeles right now. Your answers are totally anonymous, and it’ll only take you about 10 minutes to gush about why you love or vent about what you can’t stand about L.A. When you’re done with the survey, we’ll reveal your soul city: the one place in the world that you absolutely have to visit this year, based on your answers. Start the Time Out Index survey now.
You might’ve noticed that it rained a little bit recently. Winter rains routinely turn L.A.’s brown hillsides into a lively green. This most recent two-to-three inches of rainfall, though, has transformed seemingly every slope of the city into a lush oasis. Over a foot of rain has fallen on Downtown L.A. since October, which nearly measures up with the average rainfall for an entire year. The result: entire expanses in the Hollywood Hills that’ve taken on an almost surreal candy color. Photograph: Michael Juliano Photograph: Michael Juliano Photograph: Michael Juliano Even Angelenos’ least favorite landmark, the Hollywood Sign, looks as though it’s been spray painted with fake turf. Photograph: Michael Juliano Photograph: Michael Juliano Meanwhile, the often earthy-colored hills behind Burbank and Glendale look like they’ve been plucked out of the Northern California coastline. Photograph: Michael Juliano The most remarkable change this year, though, has been the low-elevation snow. Even during the driest winters, snow-capped mountains are a common sight thanks to Mt. Baldy’s chilly crown. But this most recent storm brought flurries onto slopes thousands of feet lower, turning the backdrop of the Silver Lake Reservoir into something out of a European postcard. And thanks to the cool temperatures, that snowfall has been sticking around so far. Photograph: Michael Juliano If you don’t just want to gawk from afar, a
Beverly Grove's hottest new club has everything: a miniature-golf course, a speakeasy, vegan food, teenagers, sports, and Victorian-Britain decor. Next month, Hole 19 is set to open its doors, part "vine-covered clubhouse," part hidden back bar, part sports bar, and, naturally, part nine-hole indoor golf course. The eight-week pop-up bar, situated just a few blocks from the Beverly Center, runs March 15 through May 25 and promises to bring L.A. the age-old U.K. tradition of getting blasted and putting around. But on Thursdays, Hole 19 will go dry: The club will be 18-plus and offer non-alcoholic beverages only, plus appearances by the food truck Word of Mouth, which specializes in plant-based comfort-food. Vendors on the weekend roster include the vegan mac and cheese stand, Avocadamama; the plant-based American-food cart, Evolution Burger; the vegan Nashville hot "chicken" truck, Lettuce Feast; the vegan griddle fiends of We Are the Vegan Hooligans, who specialize in creations like "chicken" burgers topped with mac and cheese; and the vegan comfort-food purveyors at Clean South, who'll be bringing BBQ pulled-soy sandwiches and more. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hole 19 Miniature Golf Bar (@hole19bar) on Jan 17, 2019 at 2:31pm PST Then from Friday to Sunday, the beer, wine and cocktails will flow freely—because yes, you can drink while you golf. Catch local beers, sports on a handful of large flat-screen
You either love Valentine’s Day or you hate it—and if you’re consulting this guide, you probably hate it, and with good reason. After all, why should lovebirds have all the fun? Thankfully, while cutesy couples are all looking for the best date ideas in L.A. and dining on romantic Valentine’s Day menus, some of the city’s most fun restaurants and bars have your back with Anti-Valentine’s specials galore. Whether you’re proudly celebrating Singles Awareness Day—that’s S.A.D., for short—or you’re trying to escape the cupids, roses and all other red-white-and-pink eyesores, here’s where to hang on this hated holiday. Hit the open bar at Brandon’s (inside 6th and La Brea) If you, too, believe love will tear us apart, then 6th and La Brea’s new back bar, Brandon’s, is the spot for you. It’s here you’ll find a vinyl dance party that includes an open bar (from 8 to 10pm) with house-brewed beer, plus wine, liquor andspecial cocktails along and unlimited bar bites. Each ticket costs $60, and you can snag yours here. Shred your ex at Ever Bar The stylish watering hole within Kimpton’s Everly Hotel is making a whole party out of hating this day, complete with the opportunity to “shred your ex” and all cursed images/love letters thereof via a paper shredder the bar will have on hand. Ever Bar’s also serving cheeky drink specials—think: single malt scotch, single barrel bourbon, single vintage mezcal, etc.—plus hosting a live band, so you know it’s really a party. Keep things
Time to start playing the Hamilton lottery again: The touring production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s instantly classic musical will return to L.A. next year. Awesome! Wow! It’s part of the Pantages Theatre’s 2019–2020 season, which for the first time will stage touring Broadway productions at two theaters in Hollywood: Pantages as well as the nearby Dolby Theatre. Pantages will host the stage adaptation of Anastasia (Oct 8–27), Summer: The Donner Summer Musical (Nov 5–24), the previously announced Frozen musical (Dec 4, 2019–Feb 2, 2020) and Hamilton (opening March 2020). The Dolby Theatre, meanwhile, will see productions of Escape to Margaritaville (Feb 18–Mar 8, 2020), The Spongebob Musical (Mar 24–Apr 12, 2020), Mean Girls (Apr 28–June 7, 2020), My Fair Lady (June 12–July 5, 2020) and The Band’s Visit (July 7–26, 2020). Here’s the one catch: You can’t buy individual tickets to any of these shows quite yet. Season ticket holders can renew their plans now to secure tickets, and new subscribers can plunk down for a multi-show plan as well. Eight-show season packages start at $352 for the cheap seats (which works out to $44 a show) and fetch as much as $1,296 for premium spots. If you’re not willing to commit, then hold tight until the theater announces more info about single tickets.
Maybe we’re just getting old, but music fest lineup announcements these days mostly solicit a yawn from us (sorry, Coachella). But the announcement each February of the Hollywood Bowl’s summertime schedule consistently leaves us excited for months to come—and this year is no exception. John Legend, Death Cab for Cutie, Leon Bridges, Chromeo, Toro y Moi, Nile Rodgers and Chrissie Hynde (performing Pretenders hits and backed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra) are all set to perform during this summer’s stellar lineup of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. You can grab tickets now if you subscribe to an entire concert series (i.e., KCRW’s standout World Festival series of shows), otherwise you’ll have to wait until May 5 at 10am to pick up single tickets as well as for seats at non-subscription events. If you’re waffling somewhere in between, you can purchase a “five or more” package beginning March 12 at 10am. Other concert highlights this summer include Damian Marley, Natalia Lafourcade, Lord Huron, Café Tacvba, Noname, Rhye, Gary Clark Jr., Violent Femmes, Hugh Jackman (performing what will surely be a lot of Les Mis and The Greatest Showman tunes), Earth Wind & Fire, Tony Bennett, Cyndi Lauper, Michael McDonald, Chaka Khan and Kool & the Gang. Live scores continue to be a central part of the Bowl’s summer programming, most notably with this year’s “America in Space,” a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing that includes film clips alongside live music, perfor