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L.A. Tourism Celebrates "Summer Sneak Preview" On May 24, 2014

05/20/2014

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The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) welcomes visitors and locals alike to celebrate L.A.'s unofficial “Summer Sneak Preview” on Saturday, May 24, 2014. No other region combines the multicultural concerts and festivals, movies al fresco, sports events and overall summertime vibe the way L.A. does, and the first day of Memorial Day weekend provides the ultimate primer for folks to get their summer on before the real deal starts next month. The music, cinematic and cultural events listed below will make the 24th a day to remember.

L.A. Derby Dolls

Los Angeles Weekend Events: March 7-9, 2014

03/06/2014

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Mardi Gras Celebrations in Los Angeles

03/04/2014

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Mardi Gras, aka “Fat Tuesday,” is the annual celebration that culminates Carnival season. Mardi Gras takes place the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, the traditional 40-day period of fasting and prayer before Easter. The largest Carnival celebration in the world takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which welcomes two million revelers each year. In the United States, Mardi Gras is synonymous with the city of New Orleans, which celebrates for two weeks with parades, balls and king cake parties.

On Tuesday, March 4, there are Mardi Gras celebrations taking place throughout Los Angeles. From historic Olvera Street and the Original Farmers Market, to bars and restaurants across LA, here are the best places for you to shout, “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 90th Annual Academy Awards

Oscar Viewing Parties in Los Angeles

02/28/2014

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On Sunday, March 4, the eyes of the world will be on the 90th Annual Academy Awards, taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. For the second consecutive year, Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony, which will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water leads this year's field with 13 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress. Dunkirk is second with eight nods, including Best Picture and Best Director. Rachel Morrison (Mudbound) made history as the first woman ever nominated for Best Cinematography.

Make your predictions, sip an Oscar-themed cocktail, and join the global audience of viewers as the winners are announced.

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Feb. 14-16, 2014

02/14/2014

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From a Speed Dating party, to Paul Simon and Sting, and the world’s first interactive live stream of an opera, we’ve gathered five of the best events taking place in Los Angeles from Friday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. 

Ludo Lefebvre at Trois Mec

March 22, 2014: Grill & Chill at the All-Star Chef Classic

02/09/2014

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On March 21-23, 2014, 25 chefs from across the country and around the world are gathering for the All-Star Chef Classic, a three-day modern food event taking place at L.A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. Celebrated chefs and the rising stars they have mentored will showcase their culinary mastery in two unique venues: Restaurant Stadium™ and The Chefs’ Tasting Arena™. The former welcomes over 250 guests “kitchen-side” in an intimate VIP setting, while the latter features a more expansive layout and a market-style experience with family-style seating.

Grill & Chill presented by dineLA is an international cookout taking place on Saturday, March 22 from 7:30-10 p.m. Grill & Chill celebrates the many ways that different cultures embrace the experience of cooking over an open flame, featuring chefs Roy Choi, Michael Cimarusti, Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook, Ricardo Zarate and more. Along with delicious tastings, admission includes alcoholic beverages, and recipe ideas. For those looking to beat the crowds, there is a VIP ‘Diamond’ ticket that gets guests in 60 minutes early with VIP access to the Chefs’ Tasting Arena™.

Following are Los Angeles restaurants where you can experience the acclaimed culinary creations of Grill & Chill participating chefs.

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Feb. 7-9, 2014

02/07/2014

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From a family day at the movies, to an Edwardian Ball and world-class music performances, we’ve gathered five of the best events taking place in Los Angeles from Friday, Feb. 7 to Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. 

Whisky a Go Go

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Jan. 24-26, 2014

01/24/2014

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Lion dancers celebrate Lunar New Year at LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Los Angeles

01/21/2014

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Chinese New Year, aka Spring Festival, is the most significant holiday of the year in China, as well as in countries and cities around the world with a large Chinese population. One of the most diverse cities in the world, Los Angeles celebrates the Lunar New Year with colorful parades, family-friendly festivals, hotel packages, and shopping specials. The Lunar New Year is not only a time for family gatherings, but is also when people honor ancestors and give thanks for good fortune. Sumptuous meals with “lucky” dishes, red envelopes (hongbao) and firecrackers are all traditional parts of the festivities.

Los Angeles is celebrating the Year of the Pig with events ranging from a traditional temple ceremony to the spectacular Golden Dragon Parade, family-friendly street festivals, and great deals for shopping. Xin nian kuai le!

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Jan. 17-19, 2014

01/17/2014

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