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Michael Juliano

Michael Juliano

Editor, Time Out Los Angeles

Michael Juliano is the editor in Los Angeles and has been with Time Out since 2013.

He helps Angelenos keep up with all of the city’s most inspiring happenings, including L.A.’s best things to do and its arts and culture scene. Michael has called L.A. home since 2011 and previously contributed to KPCC, The A.V. Club and CNET. He has a soft spot for deli sandwiches and Disneyland.

Reach him at michael.juliano@timeout.com or follow him on both Twitter and Instagram at @mjuliano. You can also find him sharing his favorite things to do over the weekend every Friday at noon on KCAL.

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Where to see Southern California wildflowers

Where to see Southern California wildflowers

Spring is almost here, which means Southern California wildflowers are about to make their appearance—and considering the rainy winter we’ve had so far, we have our fingers crossed for a spectacular display. Whether you’re looking to go on one of the best hikes in L.A. to catch the colorful blooms or even take a day trip to see the desert flora, there are many options when it comes to trying to see Southern California wildflowers. So when we’ve been lucky enough to actually have a winter with some rain in Los Angeles, take advantage of it and head to one of our favorite spots below. (And if not, at least when have some cherry blossoms to fall back on.)  Though it’s still a little early to say for sure whether 2023 will see a superbloom, some early color from all of this winter’s rain is promising. Desert areas didn’t receive quite as much rainfall as the rest of L.A., so wjetjer or not some of the spots in this list hit superbloom status will depend on if they receive more precipitation in the weeks to come. So fingers crossed—because all it could take is an early spring heat wave to douse our superbloom chances. We’ve checked in on some of our favorite spots to see SoCal wildflowers and their current bloom status. We’ll update each location as soon as there’s some bloom activity.

Everything you need to know about the Coachella 2023 lineup and schedule

Everything you need to know about the Coachella 2023 lineup and schedule

Each year, the Coachella lineup manages to mix together familiar music festival headliners, out-of-left-field reunions and under-the-radar buzz bands. Get the rundown of every artist playing the fest with the full Coachella 2023 lineup—and keep up with schedule info, must-see acts and related shows. RECOMMENDED: See more of our Coachella 2023 coverage Who’s headlining the Coachella 2023 lineup? Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK and Frank Ocean top this year’s lineup, with additional sets from Calvin Harris (who gets a “returning to the desert” credit), Gorillaz, Björk, RosalĂ­a, Eric Prydz, Burna Boy, Kali Uchis, Porter Robinson, Blondie, Becky G, boygenius, Underworld and literally dozens of others. When will the Coachella set times be released? You’ll need to have a bit of patience: Last year, the schedule was released only a day before the fest began, so check back in April.  Where’s the festival map for this year? Like the schedule, the festival map tends to be released just before the gates open. Recent editions had made some meaningful changes to accommodate the increased crowd capacity (notably moving the Sahara tent). The 2022 map looked pretty similar to previous, pre-2020 editions,with the exception of the Yuma tent moving slightly to the north. What’s the full Coachella 2023 lineup? Check out the poster for full Coachella lineup, followed by the list of artists (current as of January 10) in alphabetical order. Courtesy Goldenvoice $uicideboy$ÂżTĂ©o? 070 Shake 1999.ODDS 2manydjs

The best things to do in Los Angeles this week

The best things to do in Los Angeles this week

If we could write the rules of living in Los Angeles this would be our No. 1, always at the top of our list: When you live in this city, there’s no excuse for boredom just because it’s a weeknight. There are hundreds of things to do in Los Angeles each week, whether you hit the beach at sunset or go for a morning bike ride, or catch a concert or a comedy show—and that’s really only scratching the surface. Well, we don’t make the rules, but we will provide you with plenty of ideas for your next free weeknight right here. Now go out (or, in a few cases, stay in) and tackle these things to do in L.A. this week.

The best botanical gardens and hidden oases in Los Angeles

The best botanical gardens and hidden oases in Los Angeles

Los Angeles—and California as a whole—is a pretty amazing place, botanically speaking. Stick practically any plant in the ground and it’ll grow, hence the palm tree-lined streets and the ubiquitous jacaranda tree bloom. Even though some of us can reach out our windows and pluck an avocado from a tree, a trip to one of the region’s many botanical gardens (among the best things to do in L.A.) reveals vegetation that simply can’t be found on our city streets. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites—broken up by category, like Japanese gardens or museum grounds—from botanical gardens in the San Gabriel Valley to a hidden oasis in a Hollywood Hills park.

The best scenic drives in L.A.

The best scenic drives in L.A.

While commuting is a ceaseless source of frustration, a scenic drive can also be one of the most freeing and picturesque things to do in L.A. We’ve all stared up at the palm trees along Sunset Boulevard or the Art Deco buildings on Wilshire Boulevard and taken a second to appreciate just how lovely L.A. can be—at least we hope you have. These scenic drives below—through mountain ranges and along beaches in L.A.—flaunt more than just run-of-the-mill flora and architecture. Fill up the tank or charge up the car, wait out rush hour and start planning to pilot your way through these seven scenic drives in Los Angeles. Looking to tack on a few extra miles to your drive? Try one of these day trips from L.A.

The most amazing treehouse rentals worth the drive from L.A.

The most amazing treehouse rentals worth the drive from L.A.

Itching to get out of town? Ready to brave the elements while glamping? We're kidding, this is California – the only elements are the sun and heat. In lieu of a mundane hotel with its corridors and carpet, why not try an Instagram-worthy wood-paneled treehouse on Airbnb? Live out your childhood dream and reconnect with nature. Go on, slick some mud across your cheeks, and swing from the tire swing - it's good for you.  Don't get us wrong, the beach is great. Warm sand between your toes, the sea waves gently lapping at the shore. But it's nice to breathe in some fresh air and embrace the forest-y side of nature. If you share our dream of treehouse living, check out our list of some of the best Airbnb rentals worth the drive from L.A. that will surely make your friends jealous. Happy adventuring! This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The best date ideas in Los Angeles

The best date ideas in Los Angeles

Whether you’re already in the wedding planning stages with your significant other or are trying to woo someone new with some romantic things to do, there are so many date ideas in Los Angeles that it can be overwhelming. Here’s our guide to planning the best night out, from cheap and easy dates to some of the most romantic restaurants in L.A. 

The best spas in Los Angeles for your pampering needs

The best spas in Los Angeles for your pampering needs

When it comes to pampering and relaxation, Los Angeles knows a thing or two about the finer things in life. After all, the city is home to sought-after salons, hotels, restaurants and bars that fit the bill for high-end living. And while the beaches and Hollywood may get all the hype, the best spas in Los Angeles make a strong case for one of the best things to do in L.A. Whether you’re looking to unwind after a long work week or release tension after sitting in traffic on the 405 (the culprit of many a stiff neck), you can find all of your decompressing needs at these stunning, top-rated spas. The luxury hotels and day spas not only impress with high quality, experienced masseuses and treatment offerings, but also feature serene interiors that set the scene for some well-deserved “me time.” Of course, a gift card for mom is always a good idea.  Treat yourself to everything from a Swedish massage in a plush greenhouse to a rosemary foot soak, a CBD sports massage, a traditional Thai massage or a Japanese-style couples massage, complete with sushi delivered straight to your suite. Top off the pampering treatment with hydrating facials, manicures, pedicures or other wellness offerings. And if you’re going to book an hour or two at any number of these spas, make sure to take advantage of the additional features for guests like steam showers, pools, Himalayan Salt saunas, small bites menus and Champagne. Go big or go home, right? 

Music festivals within driving distance of L.A.

Music festivals within driving distance of L.A.

Whether a day trip or a Metro ride away, there’s no shortage of music festivals near Los Angeles. We’re not just talking about summer music festivals either—thanks to Southern California’s persistently pleasant climate, we can enjoy outdoor fests nearly year-round. So lace up a comfortable pair of shoes for these music festivals within driving distance of L.A., from single-day affairs to camping excursions.

Travel tips every first-time Los Angeles visitor needs to know

Travel tips every first-time Los Angeles visitor needs to know

Everything about Los Angeles appears overwhelming at first glance: the congested network of freeways, the sprawling map and the traffic—because seriously, it’s worth mentioning twice. But once you get past L.A.’s more confounding qualities, you’ll discover a dynamic, diverse, culturally rich and beautiful city blessed with mountains, beaches and nearly perfect weather. So start studying L.A.’s best attractions and its ever-growing list of essential restaurants, and familiarize yourself with these travel tips before your first visit.

Things to do in the fall in Los Angeles

Things to do in the fall in Los Angeles

Fall in Los Angeles is an elusive thing. There’s no nip to the air—in fact, some of the warmest (and wild-fiery) days fall in these months—and any dramatic color changes take place in fashion rather than on trees. Mostly, we think of fall as that period of time in L.A. after (most of) the tourists typically leave and just before you start to see Christmas lights go up and you think, already?! But even if you’re still sunning yourself on L.A.’s best beaches come October, you’ll still recognize the signs: the impulse to jack up your reading list, to buy sweaters you won’t wear for weeks, to throw a scarf on over your sundress, to order seasonal squash dishes. You may even start craving the best pie in the city. No matter, here are the best things to do during fall in L.A.—or, at least, things that’ll help make it feel like autumn is actually a thing here. RECOMMENDED: The best treehouse rentals near Los Angeles

The 20 best places to visit in L.A.

The 20 best places to visit in L.A.

With so many world-famous sites and attractions to visit, deciding on the best things to do in Los Angeles can be a bewildering task. If it’s your first visit, you may be inclined to beeline it to Hollywood—but then you’d be missing out on all of L.A.’s essential museums. Or you might have your heart set on getting star-struck in Beverly Hills—but then you’d be overlooking all of the remarkable restaurants farther to the east. Our point is: L.A. is big, and stuffed with so many worthwhile experiences that you’ll never be asking yourself what to do but instead when you’ll find time to relax on the beach in Santa Monica, dine along the vibrant streets of the Arts District and grab a drink in super-hip Silver Lake. There are so many great places to visit and things to see, it can be hard knowing where to start and what to fit in. This list should help you decide and get the most from your L.A. getaway.

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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

A verdant hillside blanketed in native wildflowers? Absolutely enchanting—but totally weather dependent. Perfectly manicured rows of planted flowers? Well, you know, a little less magical but still visually stunning—and way more predictable. For those springtimes when the poppies don’t pop, head to Carslbad’s Flower Fields instead. The nearly 50-acre field in northern San Diego County features a staggering assortment of shades of giant ranunculus flowers, sort of similar to buttercups. They’re only in bloom for about six to eight weeks each year, with a peak period in April—and expect every one of those weeks to be pretty busy—but if you want to frolic and pose in a field of flowers, consider it worthwhile. There’s more than just the namesake field, too, with an orchid greenhouse, a sweet pea maze and U-pick blueberries. For 2023, the Flower Fields are open from March 1 through early to mid-May, depending on the season. Reservations are available now.

Beyoncé

Beyoncé

After teasing us in December with a Renaissance listening party, BeyoncĂ© is back in L.A.—for real this time—with a planned stop on the Renaissance World Tour. Here’s everything we know so far. When is the BeyoncĂ© Renaissance World Tour coming to L.A.? Queen Bey will hit Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium on September 2 and 3, 2023, which marks the first time she’s played in L.A. since the reprise of her On the Run Tour with Jay-Z back in 2018 (the same year she played Coachella). In other words, the demand for tickets is going to be bonkers. How can I get tickets to the BeyoncĂ© Renaissance World Tour? Let’s move onto the only part of the show that may break your soul. You can register for a chance to buy tickets through Thursday, February 2 at 8:59pm (for the second show, the deadline is Friday, February 3 at 9am). If you’re chosen, you’ll be given an access code to try your hand at tickets—and when exactly that is depends on which of the three registration groups you get chosen for (if any). BeyHive members will receive an email by February 5 letting them know whether or not they’ve been chosen, and that sale will begin on February 6; for the general fan verification, you’ll know on February 10 and the sale begins February 11. Citi has a registration for cardholders that’ll get them access to tickets on February 7; Verizon Up has a promo, too, that we expect fall somewhere in the middle there. So far, it looks as though pre-registration will only allow you to choose one show, not mult

Cruel World Festival

Cruel World Festival

Cake on the eyeliner, cry it off and then dance away the tears at the return of this 1980s goth, new wave and punk fest with Siouxsie, Iggy Pop, Billy Idol, Love and Rockets, and Echo & the Bunnymen. The one-day-only event (though if it’s like last year’s, there’s always a chance a second could be added) features dozens of ’80s alt obsessions on the golf course next to the Rose Bowl: Adam Ant, the Human League, Gary Numan, Modern English, Gang of Four and more.

Savage X Fenty Pop-Up

Savage X Fenty Pop-Up

The Super Bowl may not be in L.A. this year, but for the non-football-fan game watchers an even more exciting event is: a Rihanna pop-up shop. The halftime performer is bringing her Savage X Fenty lingerie line to L.A. at this limited-time storefront for the Game Day collection (think football-inspired hoodies and sweatpants in a turf-filled, photo-friendly space). You’ll find the shop at 433 North Fairfax Avenue (right near Supreme and Canter’s) from January 27 to 29 (Fri, Sat noon–4pm; Sun 10am–2pm).

Go Karting on Ice

Go Karting on Ice

We thankfully don’t have to worry about icy driving conditions in L.A. But if you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to uncontrollably skid out on ice
 then here’s the event for you? Go Karting on Ice will, you know, bring go-karting onto an ice rink in the Valley. According to events organizer Hidden, you’ll be tasked with gliding through an obstacle course and have the chance to partake in some off-ice games, too. Tickets cost $55 plus fees—and that’s all for only 12 minutes on the ice.

Lovers & Friends Festival

Lovers & Friends Festival

If you grew up around the turn of the millennium, this hip-hop–focused music fest is like your middle school dance playlist come to life. Lovers & Friends features seemingly every hip-hop and R&B star from the late ’90s and early aughts, including headliners Missy Elliott, Usher, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent and Christina Aguilera. The fest is set to arrive at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on May 6, 2023. Once slated for L.A. and then—when all 2020 events were canceled—shipped off to Vegas, the fest has once again switched promoters, this time from Live Nation to C3 Presents. Back to the music, we barely even cracked the surface of Lovers & Friends’ exhaustive lineup: You’ll also see Pitbull, Summer Walker, JhenĂ© Aiko, Miguel, Nelly, Busta Rhymes, Flo Rida, Sean Paul, Shaggu, Ginuwine, Boyz II Men, Lil Kim, Eve, Petey Pablo and so many more. Tickets start at $250 for general admission (they increase to $335 based on what tier you can nab them in) and $565 for VIP—both a dramatic increase over last year. Presale starts Friday, January 20 at 10am. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lovers & Friends Las Vegas (@loversandfriendsfest)  

Museums Free-For-All

Museums Free-For-All

Got a list of L.A. museums you haven’t visited yet? Clear your calendar for Museums Free-For-All, when museums all over the region throw open the doors for free admission. Over 30 museums will drop their admission fees on Sunday, February 5. It’s the perfect opportunity to knock a couple of cultural to-dos off your list, like the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Japanese American National Museum, Descanso Gardens, the La Brea Tar Pits, the Skirball and more. You’ll still have to pay to see any exhibitions that require a special ticket and for parking, but we can’t say no to free admission. Here’s the full list of participating museums. (We’d suggest skipping any of L.A.’s always-free museums, as you can visit those admission-free on any other weekend.)

Club Renaissance

Club Renaissance

BeyoncĂ© is bringing her Club Renaissance to L.A. and—well, that’s about all we know. The two-night event was announced on Thursday (and, of course, just about immediately sold out) with almost zero details. The Amazon Music-presented, 21-plus event will take place on December 17 and 18 at a location that’ll be announced to confirmed guests on Saturday. If you were able to get through to the ticketing page before they were all snatched up, you would’ve encountered a one-per-guest policy, as well as an ID verification process (to seemingly cut down on scalpers, though social media posts suggest that tickets were free). 12.17 & 12.18 đŸȘ© #CLUBRENAISSANCE This event is 21+. One (1) ticket per person. Tickets are non-transferable. Location to be announced to confirmed guests on Saturday, 12/17.https://t.co/sHElkoB5Bl pic.twitter.com/EnCLsCVUlp — Amazon Music (@amazonmusic) December 15, 2022 So what is Club Renaissance actually? And will BeyoncĂ© be performing? We can’t answer those definitively, but we can offer some informed guesses. To start, the singer dubbed intimate, Studio 54-esque, celeb-filled parties that she hosted in New York and Paris as “Club Renaissance” earlier this year—we doubt this public-facing series will be anything like those. Some small type on the event poster says “Parkwood invites you to experience Renaissance in spatial audio,” so it may very well just be a hi-fi listening session. With both a visual album and a tour on the horizon, we also wouldn’t

Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts

Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts

See how works of 18th-century French decorative arts informed the residents of Beauty and the Beast’s castle and Sleeping Beauty’s enchanting forest at this assembly of Disney-inspiring works. “Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts” has put about 50 works of European art and design on display at the Huntington through March 27, 2023. Those centuries-old pieces—porcelain figures and Rococo candlesticks, among them—sit alongside more contemporary, heavily French-inspired production artworks from both Disney movies and theme parks. The exhibition starts its focus on Walt Disney himself: his first trip to France following World War I, a later visit to Paris in 1935 and a collection of European miniatures—and how all of these informed his work on animated shorts and features, as well as the generations of animators that followed after his death. The curatorial staff has been able to select French objects that they know for sure influenced each production, whereas other pieces may have served as an inspiration. Beauty and the Beast has the biggest focus of the exhibit by far, with deep dives into the furniture inspirations behind the transformed castle staff, an animation cell from the stained glass-inspired intro and a platform of plates and a candelabra that recalls the “Be Our Guest” sequence. But you’ll also find the manuscript-like pages from the prop book in the intro of Sleeping Beauty, Mary Blair’s colorful artwork for Cinderella and castle-like va

Enchanted: Forest of Light

Enchanted: Forest of Light

Each year, the botanical garden’s nighttime experience masterfully mixes hands-on art installations with atmospheric, luminescent forests, all against a background of uplit trees and shimmery sound effects. The 2022 edition looks largely identical to last year’s event. Sculptor Tom Fruin’s kaleidoscopic stained-glass–inspired house has again multiplied into an entire village of structures in the rose garden, though this time with even more little houses that you can walk inside of. HYBYCOZO’s light-and-shadow–generating polyhedrons again occupy the main lawn (including one you can pose inside of), though we did miss the spinnable, dizzying kaleidoscopic pendants. That means the serpentine Candyland-like path that was once there is seemingly absent for good (though the color-changing oak grove should still statisfy all of your stomping-on-lights needs). Elsewhere, Enchanted (delightedly) looks much like it has in the past: a field of faux tulips ripples with waves of twinkling color changes while the mist-filled “Ancient Forest” still beckons visitors with its straight-out-of-E.T. setting. You can still tap the “Rainbow Sycamore” columns, and the event is just as intuitively immersive as ever. And, true to its botanical garden location, most of the installations highlight the natural beauty of Descanso’s flora—with a refinement that sets it apart from the other botanical garden light shows that’ve sprouted up in recent years. You’ll want to wear comfy shoes as it’s about a mil

Astra Lumina

Astra Lumina

There’s nothing Christmassy nor even wintry about this hour-long Palos Verdes trail, yet its nine stellar installations are the most cosmically mesmerizing of the budding after-dark botanical garden shows that’ve come to blanket L.A. toward the end of the year. While some other year-end light shows seem less focused on moment-to-moment encounters and more on the photogenic snaps you’ll walk away with, Astra Lumina feels truly experiential. You’ll venture through scenes that interpret the arrival and departure of stars in an earthly garden: archways pulsate with light and mist, perforated lanterns spell out a stargazing journey, shooting stars chase up and down a cylindrical frame, shimmery bulbs blanket a forest floor and tranquil lanterns float among the trees. There’s plenty of wonderfully atmospheric fog along much of the trail, including in a shower of lasers so thick that you’ll swear you can touch them. (It’s also worth mentioning how lovely it is to experience a celebration of the night sky from one of the few locations in L.A. where it’s actually dark enough to see plenty of stars.) Astra Lumina comes from Canadian entertainment company Moment Factory and replaces GLOW, which ran at South Coast the past two years. There are sixteen other “Lumina Enchanted Night Walk” events that Moment Factory has produced around the globe, and that pedigree brings a clear level of polish: the lighting and sound design are absolutely beautiful, the loose celestial story is uplifting a

Dance Camera West Film Festival

Dance Camera West Film Festival

Celebrate mankind’s most physical artform at Dance Camera West’s annual film festival. The three-day event takes place at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater, where you’ll find a mix of free outdoor screenings and programs inside the theater.

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You can spend the night in a Hollywood Hills mansion and make pottery with Seth Rogen

You can spend the night in a Hollywood Hills mansion and make pottery with Seth Rogen

Most of us may never be able to afford a Hollywood Hills sort of lifestyle, but at least we can get a small taste with a night in one of L.A.’s many over-the-top Airbnbs. Even those, though, often require an over-the-top budget to book. So Airbnb had our attention when we heard there was a chance coming up to book a hilltop mansion for about as much as we spent on eggs last month—and hosted by a celebrity, no less.  You can stay the night in a handsome mid-century home atop the Hollywood Hills and spend part of the evening hanging out and making pottery with Seth Rogen as part of a new, limited time Airbnb experience. You’ll have access to a pottery wheel, a stocked fridge of snacks and records from Rogen’s cannabis and homewares company, Houseplant. As far as decor, the house has been decked out in ceramics from the Houseplant collection, including a few made by Rogen himself, plus vintage ashtrays straight from the actor’s personal collection. Reservations will open up on Airbnb on February 7 at 10am. Expect the first-come, first-served reservations to book pretty quickly: There will only be three one-night stays available (February 15, 16 and 17), each accommodating two guests for only $42 (hehe)—with taxes and fees, the total is $57. The overnight stays are open to U.S. residents 21 and over, and travel to L.A. won’t be included. You will, however, walk away with a goodie bag of Houseplant wares, including a Rogen-designed ashtray set and a trio of records. “I don’t know

Here’s how you can help the victims of the Monterey Park mass shooting

Here’s how you can help the victims of the Monterey Park mass shooting

On Saturday night, January 21, a gunman entered a dance studio in Monterey Park and shot and killed 11 people and injured nine others. The ballroom on Garvey Avenue was only steps away from where the predominantly Chinese American suburb’s Lunar New Year Festival had attracted thousands of revelers just over an hour before. The suspected gunman entered a second dance studio in nearby Alhambra shortly after, where he was disarmed by an attendee; the 72-year-old Asian man was found dead of a self-inflicted gun shot the following day. There’s a lot we still don’t know about the incident, though a personal dispute has emerged as a possible motive—regardless, the mass shooting has devastated the community, both those directly impacted by it as well as the larger Asian American population in Los Angeles. If, like much of the greater Los Angeles area right now, you’re still trying to process the events and figure out how you can help, we’ve included some resources below. GoFundMe has set up a landing page of verified fund-raisers that support the victims and their families. Chief among them, the Monterey Park Lunar New Year Victims Fund has emerged as the main destination for donations. Organized by Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California, the initiative counts Stop AAPI Hate, the Asian Pacific Community Fund, the Asian American Foundation, the AAPI Equity Alliance, Gold House, the Chinatown Service Center and Stand with Asian Americans among its fund-raising partners.

Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK and Frank Ocean top the Coachella 2023 lineup

Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK and Frank Ocean top the Coachella 2023 lineup

Coachella’s headliners are a tight-lipped secret each year, but we’ve actually known about one of them for a while now: After being slated for the canceled 2020 edition but not able to perform at the 2022 return, Frank Ocean was teased for a spot on the 2023 lineup. Well, good news: He’s indeed topping this year’s bill. Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK and Frank Ocean will headline this year’s fest, as well as Calvin Harris, who gets a “returning to the desert” credit. Coachella will once again stage two weekends of nearly identical lineups in Indio from April 14 to 16 and 21 to 23, 2023. There’s truly a something-for-everyone vibe to this year’s lineup, with a mix of old favorites and more recent radio heavy hitters filling up the rest of the lineup: Gorillaz, Björk, RosalĂ­a, Eric Prydz, Burna Boy, Kali Uchis, Porter Robinson, Blondie, Becky G, boygenius, Underworld and literally dozens of others. Oh, and to seemingly satisfy the “as seen on TV/movies” slot, Labrinth and Dominic Fike, both of Euphoria fame, each have a spot on the lineup. Courtesy Goldenvoice As is the case just about every year, a large portion of the tickets up for grabs were claimed during last summer’s presale. A “very limited” number of passes for the first weekend, as well as passes for the second weekend, will go on sale Friday, January 13 at 11am. Including fees, general admission for the first weekend costs $649, while the second weekend runs from $549 to $649, depending on which tier of tickets you can claim

15 things to look forward to in L.A. in 2023

15 things to look forward to in L.A. in 2023

Aside from a shaky start, 2022 in L.A. actually felt kind of normal—or, you know, as normal as things can feel in a world where the only clouds floating above L.A. are the ones constantly threatening environmental and political collapse. But let’s get that bit of doom and gloom out of our system, because instead we want to look at what near-future developments and events promise a better and even more exciting L.A. From restaurant openings and art exhibition debuts to major transit projects and museum expansions, here’s what we’re most looking forward to in 2023 in L.A. (Oh, and we’re limiting this story to things that we’re fairly confidently will actually occur in the year ahead. So the Cinerama Dome’s maybe-by-late-2023 revival? Eh
 Frank Ocean’s headlining Coachella set? We’ll believe it after the first weekend of the fest.) Courtesy Disney All aboard Disneyland’s newest ride Somehow, after nearly seven decades, Mickey Mouse is just about to get his own ride at Disneyland. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will find guests hopping aboard a Goofy-engineered train that transports them into a colorful cartoon world. Its opening on January 27 kicks off an entire year of Walt Disney Company centennial celebrations (including new fireworks and “World of Color” shows) at the comparatively young theme park. A slice of Mexico City is expanding to Frogtown We loved LA Cha Cha Chá when it opened in the Arts District (and landed on our best new restaurants list of 2021), and still

13 art exhibitions in L.A. to look forward to in 2023

13 art exhibitions in L.A. to look forward to in 2023

Some of this year’s standout exhibitions are still on display at museums at this very moment (like “Inspiring Walt Disney,” which just snuck in before the end of the year and therefore eluded this list), but we’re always thinking about what’s just on the horizon. A major museum expansion, a survey of an iconic muralist and a retrospective on cinema’s patron saint of filth: These are the 13 L.A. art exhibitions that we’re already making plans to visit in 2023. Psst: You can see nearly all of our picks below without having to pay for admission if you brush up on L.A.’s free museum days first. “Simone Forti”MOCA, Jan 15–Apr 2 Best known for her lo-fi sculpture-centric Dance Constructions, choreographer Simone Forti’s movement-focused pieces explore the connection between visual art and contemporary dance. Catch weekly stagings of those Dance Constructions plus six decades of other works at MOCA. “Frieze Los Angeles”Santa Monica Airport, Feb 16–19 Though it’s technically an art fair, this dreamy display of works from dozens of international galleries reads more like a cluster of mini museum and gallery shows. After first debuting in the surreal setting of the Paramount backlot and then decamping to a space next to the Beverly Hilton, the latest edition of the New York export has settled on a site-specific tent in the southeast corner of Santa Monica Airport. “Refik Anadol: Living Paintings”Jeffrey Deitch, Feb 18–Apr 8 Most recognizable to Angelenos for his projections that’ve bla

P-22, L.A.’s most famous mountain lion, has died

P-22, L.A.’s most famous mountain lion, has died

He crossed the 405 and the 101, posed in front of the Hollywood Sign and made Angelenos rethink how we coexist with nature. But P-22, L.A.’s most legendary mountain lion and Griffith Park’s most famous resident, was euthanized on Saturday. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that after a comprehensive evaluation, the medical team at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and CDFW officials recommended euthanasia due to both preexisting medical conditions and recent trauma (likely from a vehicle collision) that the likely-12-year-old big cat had sustained. You probably never actually encountered P-22—aside from photographer Steve Winter’s shot of him in front of the Hollywood Sign—due to mountain lions’ largely elusive nature. That made a recent trio of dog attacks and a run-in with a Silver Lake resident particularly startling to wildlife officials. CDFW captured P-22 on December 12 for an extensive examination, and initial reports indicated that he wouldn’t be able to return to the wild, and would instead need to be placed in a sanctuary or euthanized. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area" data-width-class="" data-image-id="105934518" /> Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Unfortunately, officials landed on the latter option after their exam. P-22 had irreversible kidney disease, localized arthritis, heart disease, chronic weight loss (he was 90 pounds instead of his usual 125) and a parasitic skin infection

Super Nintendo World opens at Universal Studios Hollywood in February 2023

Super Nintendo World opens at Universal Studios Hollywood in February 2023

Mushroom Kingdom, here we come—oh, ahem, sorry, we’re quoting the wrong Super Mario adaptation set for next year. And unlike that animated movie, this theme park iteration will sound considerably more it’s-a-me and far less Chris Pratty. Universal Studios Hollywood announced that Super Nintendo World will debut on Friday, February 17, 2023. The Mario-themed land will bring vibrant Mushroom Kingdom theming to the park’s lower lot with a new restaurant, retail shop and ride, dubbed “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge.” The first iteration of Super Nintendo World opened in Japan in 2021, and based on the rendering in this latest video, the Hollywood version looks mostly similar to its Osaka originator. The L.A. edition lacks a Yoshi-themed ride, and the layout appears to be set largely on a single level instead of Japan’s multi-tiered approach. But otherwise all of the landmarks are there: You’ll walk in through a warp pit that spits you out in Peach’s Castle and stare down colorful cliffs dotted with coins, Thwomps and Piranha Plants. Bowser’s Castle, which houses the Mario Kart ride, sits toward the back, and you’ll enter via Mount Beanpole, the goal pole-topped peak. Universal has been teasing the land since 2016, but with this latest announcement we finally know exactly what to expect inside. Toadstool Cafe sees an adorably animated Chef Toad welcoming diners for an Italian-ish menu: Toadstool Cheesy Garlic Knots, Super Mushroom Soup, Piranha Plant Caprese, Mario Bacon Chees

The century-old Hollywood Sign looks a lot cleaner after its once-a-decade paint job

The century-old Hollywood Sign looks a lot cleaner after its once-a-decade paint job

When soot piles up on your window sills or a dusty film overtakes your car, you take out a wet paper tower or wait for some rain—just one of those little things about living in Los Angeles. But what do you do when the Hollywood Sign needs a cleaning? It’s a little more complicated. Once a decade, the hilltop landmark’s 45-foot-tall letters undergo a deep cleaning and repainting to maintain their photo-ready status. This October, crews hauled hundreds of gallons of paint (a shade that Sherwin-Williams calls “Hollywood Sign Centennial White”) up and down Mount Lee to wrap up the Hollywood Sign’s latest refresh, one that happens to be timed with its 100th anniversary. The Hollywood Sign Trust, which maintains the landmark, invited Time Out on an escorted trip to view the freshly painted sign from the steep hillside at the base of the letters, an up-close spot that’s otherwise very much closed off to the public. The short version: Yep, it sure looks clean and bright right now. But my biggest takeaway had more to do with everything else about those nine letters that you otherwise can’t see from the ground. Photograph: Time Out/Michael Juliano For starters, the letters aren’t actually flat: The sheets of corrugated metal have thick vertical ridges running up and down them that, even up close, tend to disappear in the strong SoCal sun. They’re also not really set in a perfectly straight line: From afar the sign looks as uniform as “HOLLYWOOD” does written on this page, but in real

So
 do I actually live in L.A.?

So
 do I actually live in L.A.?

Every few months, some social media thread or casual bit of conversation reminds us just how confusing the city borders of Los Angeles can be. Some Angelenos insist that the Valley isn’t part of L.A. (it is), and sometimes we come across people in, say, Culver City who think they can vote for the mayor of L.A. (they can’t). We get it: L.A. is a murky mix of county, city and neighborhood divisions that doesn’t always make it easy to tell what’s what. During election season (which is now through November 8), your mail-in ballot will sort out basically all of your local geopolitical questions, like which city and county officials you can vote for and what school district you reside in. But for the rest of the year, we thought we’d try and help answer this deceptively complicated question: Do I actually live in L.A.? Some of the confusion stems from just how vague the term “L.A.” actually is. Does that mean the City of Los Angeles? The County of Los Angeles? An area even more expansive than the county that still feels like it’s culturally part of Los Angeles? Or, on the other extreme, an even smaller slice within the city that some folks like to gatekeep as the true Los Angeles? Given that, we’ll make sure to be very clear in this story whether we’re talking about L.A. as a city or county. To start, if you’re a Southern California local you live within one of four areas: the City of Los Angeles; one of the 87 other cities that’s within the County of Los Angeles but separate from

Silver Lake was voted L.A.’s coolest neighborhood for the second straight year

Silver Lake was voted L.A.’s coolest neighborhood for the second straight year

Whether Angelenos considered it “beloved” or “cool,” Silver Lake has routinely polled toward the very top of our annual Time Out Index, in which we ask readers around the globe to let us know what they love most about their cities. For the second straight year, the eclectic neighborhood claimed the top spot in L.A.’s reader-voted coolest neighborhood poll—and landed Silver Lake at #21 on the list of the world’s coolest neighborhoods (a slight downgrade from last year’s 14th place finish). Though you can single out a specific block or two elsewhere that’s sparked more excitement, no neighborhood as a whole continues to be as cool as Silver Lake. Sure, the once boho stretch of Sunset Boulevard has undergone yet another wave of gentrification as it continues to borrow more from its yuppie Westside neighbors (see: the arrival of Venice spots De Buena Planta and the Win~Dow, plus an upcoming Pizzana outpost). But Silver Lake keeps us coming back thanks to its cluster of culinary surprises, like vegan strip mall pizza at Hot Tongue, the revival of Spanish-inflected party spot Bar Moruno and the arrival of Peruvian-Japanese patio Causita (and has us looking toward the future thanks to its namesake reservoir’s small step closer to a recreation-forward makeover this year). Looking for a whirlwind tour of some new and old highlights in the area? For starters, we suggest swinging by on a Tuesday afternoon or Saturday morning, when the Silver Lake Farmers’ Market brings superlative prod

The Orange County Museum of Art debuts a bright (and free) museum worth crossing county lines for

The Orange County Museum of Art debuts a bright (and free) museum worth crossing county lines for

It’s a sunny new Southern California art museum filled with works from avant-garde newcomers and familiar contemporary figures like Barbara Kruger and Ed Ruscha, blessed with a spacious terrace, distinctive design and always-free admission. You’re sold, right Angelenos? Great. You’ll just need to head on down to Costa Mesa to see it, but minor details, right? Yes, the newest notable museum in town isn’t really in L.A. at all: The Orange County Museum of Art, which has changed names and locations numerous times over the past 60 years, has settled into a splashy new space at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts campus. There’s nothing else quite like it in the county, and OC art lovers (and Angelenos willing to put in a little extra mileage) will be able to see for themselves when OCMA opens on October 8 with 24 straight hours of around-the-clock programming. Clad in white terra-cotta tiles and lots of voyeuristic glass, the new OCMA boasts around 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, which is double its previous location in Newport Beach. The twisting, glassy structure by L.A.’s Morphosis Architects (which was mostly complete during our preview visit earlier this month) isn’t just about gallery space: It features a classroom atop its entrance that literally elevates arts education above all else, a plant-focused restaurant called Verdant (and a bar that’s named after—we’re not even joking—Sweet James, the billboard attorney) as well as a terrace and amphitheater-like staircase

13 L.A. businesses Angelenos want to bring back from the dead

13 L.A. businesses Angelenos want to bring back from the dead

The persistent pace of openings in Los Angeles means that there’s always something new to check out—but that also inevitably means we have to witness the loss of some of our favorite hangouts, whether they’ve wound down on their own terms or against their will. With that in mind, we turned to our readers and posed this hypothetical question on our Instagram: If you could bring back any L.A. business, which one would you? The answers spanned categories, neighborhoods and eras. Some spots closed during the pandemic, others shuttered years ago. Some were decades-old institutions that made an impact on generations of Angelenos, and others were short-lived but no less beloved. No matter the circumstances surrounding their demise, these are the restaurants, bars, museums and music venues that our readers wish they could bring back, with a few words explaining each pick. Koo Koo Roo Titled after the sound of a crowing rooster, this L.A.-born chain specialized in its skinless charbroiled chicken—a relatively healthy option among the fast food landscape. After a quick expansion in the early ’90s, the number of locations began to dwindle, and to stay afloat Koo Koo Roo at one time purchased both Color Me Mine and now-defunct local chain Hamburger Hamlet; eventually, the last location in Santa Monica closed in 2014. “I would love to see Koo Koo Roo come back because their mac and cheese and grilled chicken were simply the best! Even as a young picky eater, I would look forward to whenev

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