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Events

January

LA Golden Dragon Parade
Held in late January

Location: Chinatown, Los Angeles
213-617-0396

Hours: 2pm – 5pm

Admission Free

 

February

Pan African Film & Art Festival

Held in early February

Location: 3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Los Angeles
213-896-8221

Hours: 10am – 11:30pm

 

LA Times Festival of Books
Held in mid February

Location: UCLA Campus, West Los Angeles
800-LATIMES

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Free

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a two-day celebration of the written word and one of the country's premier literary events.


March

The Los Angeles Marathon

Held in early March
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
310-444-5544

Admission Charged

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go; on a 26.2-mile adventure that includes more entertainment per mile than virtually any other race in the world.

 

April

Blooming of the Roses Festival
Location: Exposition Park Rose Garden
888 LA PARKS (527-2757)

Call for additional information

 

Cinco de Mayo

Held in late April – early May
Location: El Pueblo Historical Monument, Placita Olvera
213-625-5045

Call for additional information

Admission Free

A well attended annual event honoring Los Angels’ Latin community.

 

May

Pacific Islander Festival

Held in early May
Location: Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park
714-968-1785

Call for further information

 

NoHo Theatre & Arts Festival

Held in mid May

Location: Lankershim Blvd. and Magnolia
818-763-5273

Call for additional information

NoHo is L.A.'s official Arts community filled with professional theatres, eclectic shops, international dining and home to the world-famous Emmy statue.


Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest

Held in mid May
Location: Paramount Movie Ranch Agoura Hills in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
818-382-4819

Call for additional information

Valley Greek Festival

Held mid – late May
Location: St. Sophia Cathedral
1324 S. Normandie Avenue at Pico, Los Angeles
323-737-2424

The Festival not only honors and celebrates the essence of Hellenic culture at its best but also captures the spirit of family fun and entertainment of the neighborhood community that is the BLQ.


June


Playboy Jazz Festival
Held in mid June

Location: Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
323-850-2050

Call for additional information

August

Nisei Week Japanese Festival

Held in mid August

Location: Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles
213-687-7193

Call for additional information

Celebrating Japanese culture and community through a variety of events and exhibits.

September

Los Angeles County Fair

Held in mid – late September

Location: Fairplex, Pomona
909-623-3111

Call for additional information

Want to grab life by the udders? Then visit the L.A. County Fair, where visitors find one of the largest carnivals in North America, live horse racing, spectacular exhibits, the Flower & Garden Pavilion, great fair food, shopping, the Millard Sheets Gallery and so much more!

Watts Towers Day of the Drum
Held in late September

Location: Watts Towers Art Center Amphitheatre
213-847-4646

Call for additional information

 

October
Sherman Oaks Street Fair
Held in mid October

Location: Ventura Boulevard between Van Nuys Blvd. and Kester Ave.
818-906-1951

Call for additional information

 

November

African Film Institute’s Los Angeles International Film Festival

Held in early – mid November

Locations vary

323- 8567707

Call for additional information

Including over 100 films from over 30 countries, and countless world premieres.

 

Griffith Park Festival
Held late November – most of December

Location: Griffith Park, Los Angeles
323-913-6488

Call for additional information

 

December

Whale Watching

December – March

Location: San Pedro and vicinity
310-548-8500

Call for additional information

Arts and Entertainment

Los Angeles Opera
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012
213-972-7219

Call for performance schedule

Admission Charged

The combination of words and music can, at its best, let us experience things about human character, feelings, moods and motivations that music and words, on their own, are powerless to express. It is like a window into the soul of a character. It is no wonder that no other art form inspires such passion in its audience and participants. Come experience the feeling for yourself.

 

City Ballet of Los Angeles

1532 West 11th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90015
323-932-1127

Call for performance schedule

Ballet of Los Angeles is committed to tradition; daring to be different and reflecting the diversity that is Los Angeles. Ballet of Los Angeles is an ensemble of world-class dance artists that produces bold, original choreography, superb classics, and brilliant, often rare, works by great choreographers.

 

The Los Angeles Philharmonic

151 South Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

213- 972-0737

Admission Charged

Call for performance schedule

The Los Angeles Philharmonic is one of the world's greatest musical symphonies, renowned for their brilliant performances and innovative programming. In addition, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association presents the finest guest artists of classical, jazz, and world music, at two of the most remarkable places anywhere to experience music -- the extraordinary Walt Disney Concert Hall and the world-famous Hollywood Bowl.

 

Theatres

Second City

The Second City Studio Theatre
8156 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

323-658-8190

The Second City Los Angeles Studio Theatre provides an environment where both students and professionals can learn, explore, expand and showcase their talents applying the distinctive Second City style. Performances at the Studio Theater range from Second City alumni productions to Training Center Graduates Greenhouse shows to training center performances.

 

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N. Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90078

323-850-2000

In July 11, 1922, with the audience seated on simple wooden benches placed on the natural hillsides of Bolton Canyon, conductor Alfred Hertz and the Los Angeles Philharmonic inaugurated the first season of music under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl. While much has changed in the ensuing years, the tradition of presenting the world's greatest musicians and striving for musical excellence has remained a constant goal of this famed Los Angeles cultural landmark.

 

Actors Art Theatre
6128 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90048
323-969-4953

 

Center for the New Theater at CalArts

650 South Avenue 21

Los Angeles, CA 90031
661-253-7724

 

Century City Playhouse
10508 W. Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90064
310-204-4440

Coronet Theatre

366 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

310-657-7377

 

David Henry Hwang Theater

Located at the Union Center for the Arts - home of the East West Players

120 N. Judge John Aiso

Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-625-4EWP

 

Evidence Room

2220 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90057

213-381-7118

 

Gardner State

1501 N. Gardner St.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

323-732-5029

 

Music Center – Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles

North Grand Avenue at Temple Street,

Los Angeles, CA 90068

323-850-2000

 

Shubert Theatre

2020 Avenue of the Stars

Los Angeles, CA 90067

800-447-7400

 

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-972-7211

 

UCLA Live

Freud Playhouse

Los Angeles, CA 90001

310-825-2101

As a major producer and presenter of music, dance, theater, and spoken word, UCLA Live brings hundreds of outstanding and provocative artists to Los Angeles each year.

Sports

Los Angeles Lakers

Professional Basketball

Games played at the Staples Center

555 N. Nash Street

El Segundo, CA 92045

213-742-7340

Season runs October – April

 

Los Angeles Clippers

Professional Basketball

Games played at the Staples Center

555 N. Nash Street

El Segundo, CA 92045

213-742-7340

Season runs October – April

 

Los Angeles Sparks

Professional Basketball

Games played at the Staples Center

555 N. Nash Street

El Segundo, CA 92045

213-742-7340

Season runs October – April

 

Los Angeles Dodgers

Professional Baseball

Games played at Dodger Stadium

1000 Elysian Park Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012

323-224-1448

Season runs April - October

 

Los Angeles Kings

Professional Hockey

Games played at the Staples Center

555 N. Nash Street

El Segundo, CA 92045

888-KINGS LA

Season runs October – April

 

Los Angeles Galaxy

Professional Soccer

Games played at The Home Depot Center
18400 Avalon Blvd.

Carson, CA 90746
310-630-2200

Los Angeles Avengers

Arena Football

Games played at the Staples Center

555 N. Nash Street

El Segundo, CA 92045

310-788-7744

Call for schedule

 

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