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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; he also has a soft spot for deli sandwiches and Disneyland. Look out for him checking out what’s new at the region’s museums, music venues and major attractions, among other spots (and find out more about Time Out’s coverage philosophy in our editorial guidelines).

Michael has called L.A. home since 2011 and previously contributed to KPCC, The A.V. Club and CNET. Reach him at michael.juliano@timeout.com or follow him on both Threads and Instagram at @mjuliano. You can also find him sharing his favorite things to do over the weekend every Friday around 9:45am on KCAL.

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St. Patrick’s Day events in Los Angeles

St. Patrick’s Day events in Los Angeles

Los Angeles isn’t really a St. Paddy’s Day kind of town. We do have our old standby Irish pubs and a thriving beer and brewery scene that are the perfect complement to St. Patrick’s Day events in Los Angeles. But outside of a couple of festivals, Celtic music performances and parades, March isn’t nearly as shamrock-filled as some other major U.S. cities. That said, here are a few events where you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in L.A. this year. RECOMMENDED: St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles

The 30 most beautiful buildings in Los Angeles

The 30 most beautiful buildings in Los Angeles

Don’t let the stocky skyline fool you: Los Angeles is full of beautiful buildings. We’d like to think that what we lose in height we make up for in diversity, from 18th-century missions to 21st-century institutions. Though it was no easy task, we narrowed down L.A.’s finest Googie gas stations, Art Deco towers and midcentury masterpieces to just 30 of our favorites. Of course, some of the city’s most dazzling designs are locked away behind wrought iron gates, buried behind thick gardens and hidden among the celebrity-filled hills—we decided instead to focus on buildings that you can feasibly visit or tour without raising any alarms. For any buildings on the list that you can’t easily or legally enter, we think its most spectacular details are observable from the outside. Start the countdown to find out our picks for the 30 most beautiful buildings in Los Angeles, and when you’re finished, see what L.A.’s architecture experts had to say—and scope out some of the city’s ugliest edifices.

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 (mostly) 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.

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 and tackle these things to do in L.A. this week.

9 things to know before you visit the Academy Museum

9 things to know before you visit the Academy Museum

Aside from studio tours, Los Angeles somehow never had a full-fledged movie museum before, but that all changed with the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in 2021. The museum is split into two buildings, one of them with three floors of exhibition space and the other with a grand theater and rooftop terrace. And there’s a lot to see, with a rotation of items that’s included everything from Dorothy’s ruby slippers to R2-D2 to the May Queen dress from Midsommar—so much in fact that we thought it would be helpful to break down what to expect during you visit. We initially wrote this guide in the fall of 2021 after spending a number of hours at the Academy Museum across two visits just ahead of its official opening. After many return visits over the intervening years, we’ve decided to revisit this guide to the nine things that would be helpful to know before your first visit.

Things to do in L.A. this weekend

Things to do in L.A. this weekend

We don’t know about you, but our mind is always focused on the weekend. It can never come soon enough—which is why we’re already thinking about what new restaurants we want to try or where we can drive for the day. Whether you’re looking to scope out the latest museum exhibitions or watch a movie outdoors, you’ll find plenty of things to do in L.A. this weekend. We curate an L.A. weekend itinerary of the city’s best concerts, culture and cuisine, every week, just for you.

The best things to do in Los Angeles with kids

The best things to do in Los Angeles with kids

Looking for things to do in Los Angeles with kids to keep your small ones smiling (including a trip to Disneyland, of course)? Boredom leads to bad moods for even the most angelic of children, so keep the yawns (and tantrums) at bay with our exhaustive list of things to do in L.A. with kids. Whether you’re in Hollywood, Venice or the Valley or looking for kids museums or theme parks, we have picks designed to help you not only meet, but exceed the expectations of even the toughest tiny customers—be they bookworms, speed demons or petite patrons of the arts.

The 15 best day trips from Los Angeles

The 15 best day trips from Los Angeles

L.A. is great and all, but sometimes you need a change of scenery. If you only have one day to spare, consider one of these quick day trips from Los Angeles to some amazing nearby destinations. Luckily, living in L.A. means it’s an easy (well, depending on traffic) and often scenic drive to SoCal’s best beaches, small towns, wineries and gorgeous desert landscapes—all within three hours of the city. Oddly enough, taking advantage of the ease with which you can get out of L.A. is easily one of the best things to do in L.A. From wine tasting in Santa Barbara and vintage hunting in Palm Springs to camping in Joshua Tree or feeling the sand between your toes in San Diego, you’re sure to find a short trip (as opposed to a longer road trip) worth taking on this list.  RECOMMENDED: The best weekend getaways from L.A.

April 2024 events calendar for Los Angeles

April 2024 events calendar for Los Angeles

It’s Coachella time, but Angelenos have plenty of other reasons to sing April’s praises, too: Beach weather is practically here, and some wildflowers, too. From major museum exhibitions to concerts, there are plenty of fun things to do packed into our April events calendar. RECOMMENDED: Full events calendar for 2024

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 (easily 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 50 best podcasts to listen to in 2024

The 50 best podcasts to listen to in 2024

What did we do before podcasts? Who knows, because now they’re like a right arm to most of us, making journeys seem faster and chores less painful all over the globe. You know the drill. If there’s a market for it, there’s a podcast about it. But with the incredibly vast world of podcasts throwing up new options every day, how does anyone know where to begin? Well, that’s where we come in. We’ve rounded up our favourites, from political podcasts that look behind the news to comedy podcasts with your favourite funny people, and plenty of those all-important investigative whodunnits to keep you up at night. If you’re looking to dig deeper into one genre, we’d recommend trying our specialist lists on for size (you’ll find them below). But for a full list of good, addictive podcasts of every genre, read on.  RECOMMENDED:🎧 The best podcasts on Spotify😂 The best comedy podcasts 🗞️ The best news podcasts💤 The best sleep podcasts🎶 The best music podcasts

13 ways to celebrate your birthday in L.A. as an adult

13 ways to celebrate your birthday in L.A. as an adult

Happy birthday! Well, we don’t actually know if today is your birthday, but it will be at some point this year. And when that day comes along, you’ll be in need of birthday ideas to celebrate in Los Angeles. Look, you could just hit up a gift shop or book an evening at a romantic restaurant—whether you’re treating yourself or someone else—but we much prefer planning a truly unique L.A. experience, the kind of day that you or your birthday pal will surely remember (perhaps a little fuzzily). Whether you’re eagerly counting down the days or anxiously awaiting a milestone, here are a bunch of fun birthday ideas for your next L.A. celebration. (Psst: Don’t pass up these brithday freebies either.)

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No Values

No Values

As Coachella has become increasingly pop-friendly, promoter Goldenvoice has made it up to aging locals with more and more genre-focused music festivals with stellar lineups. The latest such case: No Values, a fest filled with punk legends you’re almost sure to find in Gen X’ers T-shirt drawer. The Original Misfits, Social Distortion, Iggy Pop, Turnstile, Bad Religion and Sublime top the lineup for the June 8 show at Fairplax in Pomona, with additional sets from the Dillinger Escape Plan, Power Trip, the Damned, Joyce Manor, Suicidal Tendencies, the Vandals, Black Flag, the Jesus Lizard, L7, the Dead Milkmen and more.

Barbie The Movie: In Concert

Barbie The Movie: In Concert

We thought this year’s Hollywood Bowl lineup was already kenough, but here’s one more addition that has us dreaming in pink: Barbie will screen at the Bowl this summer with a live orchestra performing the score. On July 27, conductor Macy Schmidt will lead the Barbie Land Sinfonietta, an all-women, majority women-of-color orchestra, in a performance that accompanies a showing of the Greta Gerwig film. As is the case with the majority of LA Phil-produced shows, tickets are currently only available to subscribers, but single tickets will become available on May 7.

Bikini Kill

Bikini Kill

Most recollections of Bikini Kill—we suppose this one included—start with the trio’s legacy: their pioneering place among riot grrrl acts and the streak of fiery feminism they’ve inspired in music to this day. But the songs also stand alone; only a few seconds of female bonding anthem “Rebel Girl” is enough to convince you that Bikini Kill was onto something special. After a couple of reunion tours in recent years that counted L.A. among its few stops, Bikini Kill will once again come to town. Frontwoman Kathleen Hanna, drummer Tobi Vail and bassist Kathi Wilcox will play the Wiltern in August.

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 Saturday, March 23. It’s the perfect opportunity to knock a couple of cultural to-dos off your list, like the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, LACMA, Japanese American National Museum, GRAMMY Museum, 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. Look out for the full list of participating museums soon. (We’d suggest skipping any of L.A.’s always-free museums, as you can visit those admission-free on any other weekend.)

PaleyFest

PaleyFest

Geek out with fellow TV nerds at PaleyFest, the annual weeklong festival of exclusive episodes, clips and panel discussions with the cast and creators of the hottest TV shows. Now in its 41st year, the Paley Center for Media-hosted festival is headed back to the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood from April 12 to 21. The 2024 lineup includes Curb Your Enthusiasm, Loki, The Morning Show, Young Sheldon, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and a 25th anniversary celebration of Family Guy. As you’d expect from that lineup of shows, the assortment of celebrities is just as stacked, including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hiddleston, Iain Armitage, Albert Kim, Seth Meyers, Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis and Stephen Colbert.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 2 at 9am, with presales for Paley members earlier in the week.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure

Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure

What better spot to mark the Lunar New Year than “the happiest place on earth”? Disney California Adventure commemorates the Year of the Dragon with a month of multicultural celebrations. Kids can look forward to photo ops and parade processions with Mulan, Mushu, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse, while adults will find a tasty reprieve with treats from China, Korea and Vietnam. You’ll find festive lanterns and the bulk of the activity around Paradise Gardens Park, the Bay Area-esque boardwalk that runs past the Little Mermaid ride. It’s there that you’ll find a half-dozen food carts set up just for the occasion, with special menu items offered at even more preexisting restaurants. If you opt for the Sip and Savor pass ($46), you’ll have six vouchers that are valid for a selection of options at all of the spots (though sometimes at a slightly smaller tasting size). It’s a fun option, but you won’t necessarily save money this way; the tasty BBQ pork bun with kimchi mayo and garlic chile crunch ($9) at Prosperity Bao & Buns just barely beats the $8 average to maximize the value of your selections, though the mandarin orange mousse cake ($6.75) at Lucky 8 Lantern falls under that. Regardless, when it comes to the festival carts, find the one with the shortest line and order all of your picks from there: You can pick among the entire menu of festival offerings at any marketplace stall and then just present your receipt to get your food at its respective location. As for entertainment,

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 2024, the Flower Fields are open from March 1 through early to mid-May, depending on the season. Reservations are available now.

Coachella

Coachella

Nearly 125,000 music lovers make a pilgrimage to the Empire Polo Club during each identical weekend of Coachella, whether bound for campgrounds or shuttling over from golf resorts and midcentury modern homes. Though its bespoke dining experiences and hotel party scene may try to steal headlines, Coachella remains about the relaxed desert air euophoria of a well-curated music festival. Coachella’s all-embracing three-day lineup—topped this year by No Doubt, Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat and Tyler, the Creator—consistently crafts the pool of performers from which all other summer music festivals borrow. RECOMMENDED: See our complete Coachella coverage

Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind

The recent albums are disappointing and the band lineup is different, but Stephan Jenkins still knows how to deliver a ‘90s alt rock anthem. You’re not here for the deep cuts; you want to hear “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Jumper” and belt them out with thousands of others. See Third Eye Blind perform with Yellowcard at the Greek on the latest iteration of their Summer Gods Tour.

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 four-day event takes place at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater, where you’ll find a mix of shorts and feature-length picks.

Holidays Made Here

Holidays Made Here

If you’ll follow wherever Gilmore Girls leads, then you’re going to need to embark on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour this holiday season. For the final week and a half of the year, the Burbank backlot is supplementing its regular tour with the Holidays Made Here addition, which most notably decks out the Stars Hollow section in festive decor, including the gazebo and Luke’s Diner. In addition to the Gilmore Girls section, you’ll find some Friends holiday decor toward the end of the tour (including the Holiday Armadillo costume) as well as the Jack Frost snowman from Jack Frost, the Ice Princess costume from Batman Returns and the Papa Elf costume from Elf. Holidays Made Here runs as part of all studio tours (the cheapest one is a three-hour tour) from December 22, 2023 to January 1, 2024.

Universal Studios Hollywood & Universal CityWalk

Universal Studios Hollywood & Universal CityWalk

Though most of the rides lack Disneyland’s charm or the sheer terror inspired by Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios Hollywood’s hillside theme park offers a few truly worthwhile thrills fueled by silver-screen memories plus a little bit of actual Hollywood magic. There are some absolute winners here, including the Nintendo, Harry Potter and Jurassic World lands, which we dive into in depth below. Speaking of depths, the park is split between two main levels with a series of escalators between: On the thrill-filled, Jurassic-anchored lower lot, the Transformers ride is a slick but muddy crash course in Michael Bay robot carnage, while Revenge of the Mummy is a short but action-packed coaster launch through a movie property you may have otherwise forgotten. You’ll find a mix of 3-D movies and stage shows—of all things, Waterworld is an entertaining highlight—on the upper lot, as well as themed areas and attractions for Despicable Me and The Simpsons. Kids will appreciate Minion Mayhem and the adjacent Super Silly Fun Land, though neither are quite as engaging as you’d wish. On the other hand, The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash is easily the park’s most charming attraction, a family-friendly dark ride filled with troublemaking, wisecracking dog and cat animatronics. If you can stomach the nauseating Simpsons Ride, you’ll be rewarded with a bit of clever and wild entertainment. The adjacent restaurant-filled Springfield nails its Simpsons references but comes up shor

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Wayfarers Chapel, SoCal’s singular glass chapel, is closed temporarily but indefinitely

Wayfarers Chapel, SoCal’s singular glass chapel, is closed temporarily but indefinitely

A glassy, faceted modernist structure tucked into a sunny grove of redwoods and perched on a hilltop across from the ocean, architect Lloyd Wright’s Wayfarers Chapel is easily one of the most uniquely beautiful churches in Southern California—and a popular destination for weddings and casual photo ops alike. But its striking Rancho Palos Verdes location has now left the chapel in a precarious position. Wayfarers Chapel announced on Thursday that it had closed both the chapel and the surrounding grounds to the public due to “accelerated land movement” in an area of PV that’s been subject to landslides. As a result, all weddings and events beyond this upcoming Sunday have been canceled, as well. The chapel first announced the news on Instagram, where commenters with wedding dates as far out as next year swapped stories of finding out about their cancellations. (The venue is offering refunds for confirmed reservations.) As it turns out, 175 events between now and October 2025 have been canceled—though, to be clear, that’s not a reopening date, as no plans have been announced. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Wayfarers Chapel (@wayfarers_chapel) According to the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, the chapel has been raising concerns over land movement for the past several months and requested a city inspection last week. While the city did find damage and signs of movement—as much as five inches between the end of November and the end of December last year

The 10 things Angelenos love most about L.A.

The 10 things Angelenos love most about L.A.

Oh, sure, we could complain about plenty of things in Los Angeles. But in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’re focused on only offering compliments. For the nearly 10 million people who call L.A. County home, there are plenty of things that keep us firmly rooted here—and things that we don’t just like about L.A., but honestly and truly love. So we turned to our Facebook followers to let us know what they love the most about L.A. As you might expect, the weather was the most popular answer. But not all of the other items on our list below are quite as obvious. Here, according to our followers, are what Angelenos love the most about L.A. The food You know those ampersand T-shirts everyone was wearing a decade or so ago? If you were to make one for L.A.’s food scene, it would probably turn into a floor-length dress: tacos & dim sum & doughnuts & sushi & shawarma & KBBQ & we’ve gone and made ourselves really, really hungry. The weather It’s sunny upwards of 250 days a year and even in the winter the temperature often approaches 70. In fact, with all of the greenery that the seasonal rain brings, we’d say winter is one of the most pleasant periods in L.A. Where else in the country—that isn’t a humid swamp in the summer—can you say that? The vibes Maybe the most intangible characteristic but one frequently mentioned among the responses to our Facebook prompt, L.A.’s chilled vibes make this city a mindset as much as it is a physical place. (Aside from the freeways, which really kill

Free street parking will finally be going away in the Arts District soon

Free street parking will finally be going away in the Arts District soon

UPDATE: After repeated vandalism of the new meters and community pushback, the Arts District parking pilot “has been paused,” according to the program’s website, with more info due “in the coming days.” Our original story appears below. Every Angeleno probably has their own opinion on the absolute worst neighborhood to find street parking. For us, the Arts District absolutely has to be up there. Driving to the revitalized district on the edge of Downtown L.A. pretty much always tests how many times you’re willing to circle the block. Well, that might soon get a little less daunting—for a cost, of course. Starting on December 15, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation will launch a pilot program that turns much of the area’s previously free and often unrestricted street parking into metered spaces. Lines will be drawn to designate spaces and time limits will be added, as well. Fees can be paid at one of five kiosks in the neighborhood or via a pair of smartphone apps. Though pricing has yet to be posted, the spots will be part of LADOT’s L.A. Express Park program, a dynamically-priced system that varies with demand and lets you see availability online. Not all of the neighborhood will be converted to paid parking; the pilot program covers the area roughly between 1st Street, the L.A. River and 4th Street, with an irregular boundary to the west that terminates around the bustling corner of Traction Avenue and 3rd Street, near LA Cha Cha Cha. That means everything south of

Parts of L.A. got as much rain in 3 days as New York does in 3 months

Parts of L.A. got as much rain in 3 days as New York does in 3 months

It’s no secret that Angelenos are a bit soft when it comes to rain, with the slightest drizzle sending freeways into chaos. But this week’s atmospheric river was no joke: More than a foot of rain was dumped on some parts of Los Angeles in the span of only three days. In fact, Downtown L.A. logged its second-wettest three-day rainfall total since records began in 1877, according to the National Weather Service. The area saw 8.51 inches of rain since Sunday, which amounts to a whopping 60% of the area’s average seasonal rainfall and a consecutive total that’s second only to a storm system in 1938. Here are the 3-day observed precipitation totals across the state of California from the atmospheric river event this week. Record-breaking amounts of rain fell in southern California, which resulted in significant flash floods, debris flows, and mudslides. pic.twitter.com/9od3kdfFt2 — NWS Weather Prediction Center (@NWSWPC) February 7, 2024 Some of the city’s hillier areas received even more precipitation than that: Topanga, Bel Air and Woodland Hills all recorded more than a foot of rainfall since Sunday. But how do you really put that number into perspective, especially to out-of-towners who’ve looked on and thought, pfft, so they got a couple of inches of rain, so what? Sure, you could show them the surging L.A. River, mudflows in the Hollywood Hills and an impromptu waterfall in Benedict Canyon but we came up with an even more effective way to communicate the significance of

Mitski, Les Miz, Marvel, Beck and ’90s Disney top the Hollywood Bowl’s 2024 lineup

Mitski, Les Miz, Marvel, Beck and ’90s Disney top the Hollywood Bowl’s 2024 lineup

With the procession of music festival lineup announcements largely out of the way, it’s time for one last tease of summertime music—and easily the most quintessentially L.A. of the bunch. The Hollywood Bowl has jut announced its summer 2024 lineup, and it includes concerts from the likes of Beck, Laufey and Natalia Lafourcade (all of whim will be performing with the LA Phil), Mitski, Gary Clark Jr. and Toto, plus already announced anchor shows like the July 4th fireworks spectacular with Harry Connick Jr. (Boyz II Men will play the pyro-filled season closer) and the Roots Picnic, which includes the Roots, Queen Latifah and Common. That’s all in addition to a handful of evenings that promise stacked lineups of special guests, including a Sammy Davis Jr. tribute, a Juneteenth celebration headlined by T-Pain, a season opener with Michael Bublé that marks the late Henry Mancini’s 100th birthday, a Herbie Hancock concert that reunites his Head Hunters collaborators and the annual two-day Jazz Festival, which includes Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper and Jodeci. If you’re a Hollywood Bowl veteran, you already know the drill when it comes to ticketing: Subscriptions are available now, single shows will be posted in a couple of months. But for any first-timers, here’s how it works: You can currently buy subscriptions for entire series of tickets for groups of 10 or more. On March 19, “create your own” packages will go on sale, followed by individual show tickets on May 7 (if there’s

Space Shuttle Endeavour has been lifted into a ready-to-launch position

Space Shuttle Endeavour has been lifted into a ready-to-launch position

It embarked on 25 trips into space, a one-way flight to Los Angeles on top of a 747 and a parade along the city’s surface streets. Now, Space Shuttle Endeavour has added one final expedition to its lengthy travel itinerary: a ride on a high-rise–sized crane. On Monday night, the California Science Center pitched the 178,000-pound shrink-wrapped orbiter upright and both raised and lowered it via crane into the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. Now displayed in a vertical, ready-to-launch position in front of an orange fuel tank and a pair of rocket boosters (the only space shuttle in the world that can claim that distinction), Endeavour’s successful lift marks the completion of the most major milestone in the museum’s sixth-month-long “Go for Stack” process. Photograph: Michael Juliano for Time Out It’ll be another few years before you can step inside the museum and see the retired NASA shuttle up close again, but Angelenos can easily catch a glimpse of it right now—at least the top part of it. The nose half of the orbiter as well as much of the fuel tank and rockets are visible from just about anywhere in Exposition Park right now. The best view of the shuttle is from the plaza or green patch between the Coliseum and BMO Stadium, though you can also get a closer-up but more obscured view near the rose garden to the north. You’ll want to see it soon, though: As construction continues, scaffolding will begin to block some viewpoints of the stack in the next two weeks

Los Angeles was named one of Time Out’s best cities in the world right now

Los Angeles was named one of Time Out’s best cities in the world right now

No city is all sunshine and rainbows, but Los Angeles actually comes close—you know, in a literal, meteorological sense at least. There are some metaphorical clouds (home ownership… what’s that?) but in just about every other way, we love L.A. We’re not the only ones to shout “we love it!” either: In Time Out’s 2024 list of the 50 best cities in the world, L.A. ranked 17th, right between São Paulo and Amsterdam. (New York took the top spot in the list.) The list was curated with the help of Potentia Insight, who assisted us in surveying thousands of city-dwellers around the world about aspects like affordability, food and museums, and that data was then combined with insights from our local editors around the globe. L.A. scored particularly high for its food scene, which netted an 89% approval rating in the survey. That’s not shocking if you’ve been dining out or following our recent restaurant coverage: This past year alone brought impressive additions like wow-worthy pasta at Funke, standout omakase at Sushi Sonagi and Japanese-Mexican mariscos at Loreto. Of course, the most exciting developments in L.A. recently haven’t solely been culinary: Cinephiles can again flock to the century-old Egyptian and Vista Theatres, revived by Netflix and Quentin Tarantino respectively, while the intimately-mid-sized concert venue the Bellwether and multi-themed club Level 8 have reawakened DTLA’s after-dark offerings. As for navigating between them all, a trio of new line-linking subway s

Coachella 2024 lineup includes No Doubt, Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat and Tyler, the Creator

Coachella 2024 lineup includes No Doubt, Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat and Tyler, the Creator

After a year where the Eras Tour dominated both the live music scene and pop culture at large, how do you go about programming a headline-grabbing festival lineup. Specifically, if you’re Coachella, do you return to big-name reunions and living legends? Or double down on pop music? This year, it’s a little bit of both. No Doubt, Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat and Tyler, the Creator will headline this year’s festival. Coachella will once again stage two weekends of nearly identical lineups in Indio from April 12 to 14 and April 19 to 21, 2024. As is the case just about every year, a meaningful portion of the tickets up for grabs were claimed during last summer’s presale. Additional passes will go on sale Friday, January 19 at 11am. Including fees, general admission costs between $599 and $649, depending on which tier of tickets you can claim. It’s worth noting that day parking is now only available to people who carpool, so unless you can gather three other friends, you’ll need to pay $719 to $769 for a pass with shuttle access. VIP costs $1,399. Back to the lineup, the smaller-sized names at Coachella are always just as interesting as—if not more so than—the headliners. This year’s edition includes the likes of J Balvin, Peso Pluma, Ice Spice, Jhené Aiko, Lil Uzi Vert, Justice, Gesaffelstein, Khruangbin, Sabrina Carpenter, Bleachers, Grimes, Jon Batiste and Reneé Rapp. And No Doubt—who haven’t been touring since 2015—aren’t the only ’90s/aughts rock acts on the bill, with sets from B

This entirely no-alcohol bar—L.A.’s first—is opening in Chinatown

This entirely no-alcohol bar—L.A.’s first—is opening in Chinatown

Though Dry January is just a short-term regimen for many, this new Chinatown bar is here to help you take a break from booze throughout the year. STAY. is an entirely alcohol-free bar located within Chinatown Central Plaza. You wouldn’t necessarily glean that just from looking at it, though: STAY. is a dimly lit space outfitted with plush couches, shelves full of bottles and tables topped with meticulously prepared drinks, all complemented by a slate of DJ nights and art openings—you know, a bar. Photograph: Courtesy Stan LeeThe Rabbit Photograph: Courtesy Stan Lee That’s all by intention, and the work of founders Stacey Mann and Summer Phoenix. “I wanted to create a place where intentionality is supported,” Phoenix says. “Where an alternative to alcohol-seeped interaction is rewarded and not frowned upon.” You might’ve found the doors open at times over the past few weeks, but STAY. officially opens for business today, Friday. The drinks, concocted by beverage director Derek Brown, are inspired by the 12 Chinese zodiac signs and consist of cold-pressed juices, fresh herbs and zero-proof spirits. Take, for example, the Ox, which combines bourbon alternative Kentucky 74 and vermouth-like Roots Divino Aperitif Rosso with ginger syrup, aromatic bitters and a bit of smoke. Or the Monkey, a Rum-and-Coke–like that uses Caleño Dark & Zesty rum alternative with cola, bitters, lemon, lime and coconut. Non-alcoholic cocktails average around $20, and you’ll also find a couple of win

11 things to look forward to in L.A. in 2024

11 things to look forward to in L.A. in 2024

One of our favorite parts about one year ending? Getting swept up in the anticipation of what’s to come in the next one. It could be exciting, it could be abysmal, but the uncertainty is half the thrill—at least when we’re talking about the sorts of leisure-focused topics we tend to cover here. So now that we talked about the things we loved about 2023 in L.A., it’s time to put a spotlight on the near-future restaurant openings, art exhibition debuts and major infrastructure projects that we’ll be following next year. From a citywide comedy fest to a major museum expansion to some potential relief to LAX traffic, here’s what we’re most looking forward to in 2024 in L.A. Exhibits on cyberpunk and Indigenous Futurism as part of Pacific Standard Time The latest in a series of Getty-funded, multi-museum programs, “PST Art: Art & Science Collide” will allow more than 50 SoCal institutions to stage exhibitions on topics like artificial intelligence, constellations and climate change starting in September. Some of the shows on tap sound absolutely intriguing: The Academy Museum will examine cyberpunk in cinema, the Broad will plant trees around L.A. à la Joseph Beuys, MOCA will debut a large-scale commission from Olafur Eliasson, the Hammer Museum will commission a garden by South L.A.’s “gangsta gardener” Ron Finley and the Natural History Museum will restore a closed-for-decades diorama hall. Netflix is a Joke Fest is staging a staggering number of huge comedy shows Comedy festiv

Here’s what it’s like inside Luna Luna, a forgotten art carnival that’s been reborn in L.A.

Here’s what it’s like inside Luna Luna, a forgotten art carnival that’s been reborn in L.A.

I hadn’t even heard of the original Luna Luna until I received an invite to check out its revival a couple of weeks ago. At first glance, its cross-decades lineup of contemporary art icons seemed too good to be true—as if the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Elvis had staged a festival that was lost to time. But the thin Google results proved this was legit, and after now visiting in person, I can tell you firsthand that Luna Luna is very much alive. Luna Luna: Forgotten Fantasy has rescued an art carnival that was staged in Germany in 1987 and resurrected it on a soundstage in L.A., just next to the Sixth Street Viaduct in Boyle Heights. The restored swings, carousels and Ferris wheel (all of which you can look at but can’t touch) come from a staggering array of artists: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Salvador Dalí, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Kenny Scharf and Sonia Delaunay, to name a few. As of December 15, you can step inside Luna Luna for yourself at Ace Mission Studios. Timed tickets are available through the spring of 2024 and cost $38 on weekdays and $48 on weekends, with kids tickets for $20. There’s also an $85 VIP “Moon Pass” option that throws in parking, a pin and a chance to step inside both the Dalí and Hockney pieces—though more on that in a bit. Though it was supposed to tour the world, Luna Luna never went on display outside of its original run in Hamburg until now. The short version of the intervening three decades: litigation, storage and hip-hop. A Ne

13 art exhibitions in L.A. to look forward to in 2024

13 art exhibitions in L.A. to look forward to in 2024

L.A.’s art scene will likely be abuzz over the unexpected debut of Luna Luna well into 2024, but rest assured that the art carnival spectacle isn’t the only major exhibition to see. In fact, the year ahead promises plenty of other significant openings, including a couple of major museum expansions as well as themed shows from more than 50 SoCal museums tied to “PST Art: Art & Science Collide.” The Getty-funded, multi-museum initiative doesn’t debut until the fall, though, so we’ve made sure to call out plenty of other shows earlier in the year, too. Regardless of their timing, these are the 12 L.A. art exhibitions that we’re already making plans to visit in 2024. Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s–1970sHammer Museum, Feb 11–May 12 See early works in assemblage, installation, happenings and conceptual artmaking at this examination of art from the decades that followed the Korean War, the first such exhibition in North America to focus on this period. At the Edge of the SunJeffrey Deitch, Feb 17–May 4 What does living in L.A. look like? It’s a wildly different picture depending on each Angeleno’s point of view, and so to celebrate that diversity of perspectives, Hollywood gallery Jeffrey Deitch will display pieces from a dozen local artists that delve into underground economies, landscapes, surveillance, backyard hangouts and public transit, among other topics. Sargent Claude JohnsonThe Huntington, Feb 17–May 20 You might’ve noticed Johnson’s beautifully carved an