The Hollywood Forever cemetery is an L.A. landmark in its own right. Built in 1899, it lands on the National Register of Historic Places thanks in large part to the stars who found their final resting place here, from Johnny Ramone to Rudolph Valentino. It's also the current site of Paramount Studios. But when Cinespia takes over each weekend, the cemetery attracts even larger crowds than usual.
Founded back in 2002, Cinespia reinvents the concept of movies in the park with its cemetery outdoor movies. The company screens classics on a jumbo screen at the cemetery, and invites locals to bring along blankets, low chairs, and any food and drink they like so they can enjoy the movie. Regular attendees of the event say you should show up as soon as the gates open (typically at 6 p.m.) to ensure you get the best spot. Patches of grass are a hot commodity on movie nights.
6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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For an insider glimpse into the L.A. art scene, carve out a Thursday night to check out the Downtown L.A. Art Walk. From about 6 to 10 p.m. every second Thursday of the month, more than 50 art galleries open their doors to the public for viewings of what they have hanging on the walls. They've been doing it since 2004, the year that a few galleries in Gallery Row first started staying open late for the sake of Los Angeles art lovers.
Today, the monthly event attracts more than 25,000 guests to downtown L.A. Take a stroll along Gallery Row and stop in to check out each gallery's displays. While you do, you can grab some grub at local food trucks. They line up along the side of the street dishing out everything from lobster rolls to quesadillas.
Downtown L.A. Art Walk
4th and Spring Streets
Los Angeles, CA 90013
One of our business spotlights of the month is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in the Miracle Mile! Among some of the exciting exhibitions and venues happening at the museum this summer is The 50 for 50 exhibition of promised gifts of art that will eventually have a permanent home at LACMA, which closes on September 13th. You can also see the inspiring exhibit of Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada through September 27th. Purifoy is the founding director of the Watts Tower Arts Center.
LACMA'S popular late night party, Muse 'til Midnight returns on August 29th. Dance into the night and wander the galleries until midnight with live performances by Adrian Younge and his band Venice Dawn.
Jazz at LACMA and Latin Sounds continue to turn up the summer heat throughout August with one of the city's most popular free weekly music festivals. For event schedule click here.
Don’t forget to mention Metro on your visit to receive a $2 discount on your general admission ticket. For more info visit the the business page here.
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Burbank Car Classic is coming August 1st to Downtown Burbank! Come out for classic cars, hot rods, and live music!
3pm to 9pm
Head over to Downtown LA every 2nd Thursday of the month! Take a self guided tour and view various art galleries, street artists, live music, food and fun for the whole family!
Sometimes it's nice to take a stroll down memory lane and get nostalgic with some classic movies shown on the original 35mm film, not digital. New Beverly Cinema is a local theater that has just that!
7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036