135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
A few of our favorite things? Lush musical scores. Re-imagined classics. Daring new comedies. Gripping theatrical experiences — all direct from Broadway and London. Only at the Ahmanson Theatre will you experience such an electrifying season in 2015-16. While we continue to celebrate our record-breaking year at the Ahmanson, we invite you to join us for another great adventure that is overflowing with remarkable Tony Award®-winning productions.
Beginning with the launch of The Sound of Music’s national tour under the direction of two-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, our new Ahmanson season includes the hottest musical comedy on Broadway and winner of the Tony Award® for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Also in store is an irresistible love story, The Bridges of Madison County – The Musical (Tony Award® for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations), and a haunting, acclaimed London revival of Titanic –The Musical, which garnered five Tony Awards® during its original Broadway run.
221 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Broad is a new contemporary art museum being built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum, which is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will open to the public on September 20. The museum will be home to the nearly 2,000 works of art in The Broad Art Foundation and the Broads’ personal collections, which are among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. With its innovative “veil-and-vault” concept, the 120,000-square-foot, $140 million building will feature two floors of gallery space to showcase The Broad’s comprehensive collection and will be the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library. The Broad is also building a 24,000-square-foot public plaza adjacent to the museum to add another parcel of critical green space to Grand Avenue.
DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Music Center is L.A’s home to the world’s greatest artistic programs and events. With four iconic theaters and four renowned resident companies – Center Theatre Group, the LA Master Chorale, the LA Opera and the LA Philharmonic – and recognized for its illustrious dance programming, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, The Music Center is a destination where audiences find inspiration in the very best of live performance, as well as nationally recognized arts education and participatory arts experiences. The Music Center also programs and manages Grand Par, a 12-acre adjacent greenspace, with year-round free programming. For more information, visit musiccenter.org
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189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Monday – Thursday 10 AM – 9 PM
Friday – Saturday 10 AM – 10 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 9 PM
The Grove is a luxury outdoor shopping and entertainment center located close to Beverly Hills. There´s nowhere like it. In fact, there’s nothing even close. The Grove proudly offers the hottest, newest fashions, the must-have gadgets, the dreamiest beauty products, the most gorgeous decor, the hippest furniture, the niftiest homeware. From enlightened burgers to steak and oysters, moody supper club to alfresco Italian, family style to classic romantic bistro-your dining choices are many. Luxury concierge services include personal shopping, restaurant reservations, package check, tourism assistance, and foreign language assistance.
HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES THEATRE
Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Pantages Theatre is owned and operated by The Nederlander Organization. Founded by David T. Nederlander, the Nederlander Organization began in 1912 with the purchase of a 99-year lease on the old Detroit Opera House. Now into their third generation of theatre development, ownership, management and production, the Nederlander Organization is clearly one of the largest, most experienced operators of live theatre in the world. Under the guidance of its Chairman, James M. Nederlander, the company owns and/or operates more than 20 stage venues worldwide.
In 2000, the Nederlander Organization poured more than $10 million into an extensive renovation of its landmark Pantages Theatre. When the theatre re-opened to the public in September of 2000, it was to herald the Los Angeles premiere of Disney’s The Lion King,” the blockbuster hit musical which would go on to run over 2 years at the Pantages Theatre, breaking all previous attendance records.
Two long-running engagements helped solidify the Pantages growing reputation as the go-to venue for blockbuster Broadway entertainment. For most of 2003, Jason Alexander and Martin Short headlined the musical smash, “The Producers – The New Mel Brooks Musical.” In February 2007, “Wicked” returned to the Pantages, having played a limited engagement in 2005 which was a sold-out smash. The return of “Wicked” showed that Southern Californians just couldn’t get enough of this show, and it remained for another two years, breaking every box office record to date.
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90036
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am–5 pm
Friday: 11 am–8 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am–7 pm
Closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles’s uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes over 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art. Among the museum’s strengths are its holdings of Asian art, Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over a million visitors annually, in addition to serving millions through digital initiatives, such as online collections, scholarly catalogues, and interactive engagement at lacma.org. Situated in Hancock Park on over 20 acres in the heart of Los Angeles, LACMA is located between the ocean and downtown.
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
L.A. LIVE is the sports and entertainment district that surrounds STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater. The campus features sports and music venues, night clubs, restaurants, a bowling alley, museum and movie theaters. L.A. LIVE is the premier destination for live entertainment in Downtown Los Angeles. Restaurants include WP24 and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, Yard House, Lawry’s Carvery, Katsuya, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Triple 8 China Bar & Grill, Smashburger and more. Entertainment options at L.A. LIVE include Club Nokia, the Conga Room, the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Convention Center, The Grammy Museum, Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge and more.
MADANG PLAZA SHOPPING MALL
621 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Opened in June 2010, MADANGis a three-level shopping and entertainment complex located just north of Wilshire Boulevard on the western side of Western Avenue, where the highly regarded Woo Lae Oak restaurant once stood. Eateries include Madang 621 Korean BBQ Restaurant, Curry House, Chosun Myunju, Doni Burger, Tom N Toms Coffee Shop and more. The plaza also features a gym, retail stores, H-Mart Supermarket, and the first American branch of the South Korean multiplex chain, CGV Cinema.
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Monday & Friday 11 AM – 5 PM
Thursday 11 AM – 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM
Founded in 1979, MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. In a remarkably short time, MOCA has developed one of the nation’s most renowned permanent collections. Now numbering over 6,800 works and steadily growing, this invaluable cultural resource provides extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment to thousands of national and international visitors. Today the museum is housed in three unique facilities: MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center.
1111 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
STAPLES Center has clearly established itself as the sports and entertainment center of the world. As the home of four professional sports franchises – the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Spark. The AEG owned and operated arena continues to distinguish itself as the host of several high-profile events of national and international distinction including “Music’s Biggest Night” the GRAMMY Awards twelve of the last thirteen years, the 2004 & 2011 NBA All-Star Game, 2002 NHL All-Star Game, 2000 Democratic National Convention and 2009 World Figure Skating Championships. STAPLES Center’s has also played host to some incredible concerts with performances that have brought international stature to the downtown Los Angeles arena including concerts by Taylor Swift, Mana, The Rolling Stones, Prince, U2, Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, P!nk, Usher, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Roger Waters, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Sade, Justin Timberlake and more. STAPLES Center hosts over 250 events and over 4 million guests annually with events ranging from professional sports, live music, family shows, boxing and special events. The arena’s reputation for world-class amenities, features and commitment to quality of service and the guest experience is second to none.
3790 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90010
Originally built in 1931 in Los Angeles, the Wiltern was designed by architect Stiles O. Clements of Morgan, Walls & Clements, and the city’s oldest architectural firm. The Wiltern Theatre was originally designed as a vaudeville theater and initially opened as the Warner Brothers Western Theater, the flagship for the theater chain. In 1956, the building and theater were sold to the Franklin Life Insurance Company of Springfield, Illinois. The Los Angeles chapter of the American Theater Organ Enthusiasts worked to restore the theater’s 37-rank Kimball pipe organ, reputed to be the largest one in Los Angeles at the time, and held recitals there through the late 1960s and into the mid-1970s. Through the intervention of a group of local preservationists, the group saved the complex from being demolished on two occasions in the late 1970s when the owners filed for demolition permits. (The preservation of the Wiltern was one of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s first victories in its fight to preserve the architectural heritage of the City.)
In 1981, the Wiltern was purchased by developer Wayne Ratkovich who worked with architect Brenda Levin to restore both the theater and the office building to their former glory. While it was originally designed and run as a movie theater, Ratkovich wanted to convert the Wiltern into a performing arts center that could host live concerts and Broadway-level stage performances-which entailed opening up the rear wall and extending the stage and stage house of the theater back fifteen feet. After a four-year renovation the Wiltern Theatre finally opened again to the public on May 1, 1985 with performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater company. The Wiltern was operated as a producing theater, and hosted its own live performances and those sponsored by Avalon Attractions, Goldenvoice, Concerts West, Universal Concerts, Timeless Entertainment, and many others, and was used for many televised events, commercial filming and feature film locations. The venue remains one of the largest theaters in Los Angeles.