Last weekend at the LACMA
Hancock Park School Carnival!!
Even if this modern age, there are still bibliophiles who cling to the magic of the printed page, and you can find many of them at West Hollywood’s Book Soup. This excellent neighborhood institution on the Sunset Strip has been serving locals since 1975. The catalog here includes over 60,000 different titles, with bookshelves stacked floor to ceiling with a diverse array of titles. The specialty here is art, film, music, and controversial non-fiction, and you'll find a serious selection of autographed books as well.
The staff is opinionated but helpful and know the stock like the back of their hand. If there’s something you need that Book Soup doesn't currently have, you can put in a special order. Book Soup also hosts regular readings and lectures throughout the year.
Sunday, April 6th, 2014 – 9:00 a.m.
CicLAvia’s Iconic Wilshire Boulevard route connects downtown Los Angeles to LACMA with an all-day biking and walking event featuring performers, activities, food trucks, and more—all on Wilshire Boulevard. Along the route, be sure to stop by LACMA’s satellite program at Charles White Elementary School and make your mark by contributing to a collective painting on the side of a mobile truck!
Please note that Wilshire Boulevard will be closed 6 am–5 pm. The closest streets surrounding LACMA that will be open are Fairfax Avenue, La Brea Avenue, 6th Street, and Olympic Boulevard.
Due to street closures and heavy traffic, we recommend that you take the bus to LACMA. Metro 20 and 720 on Wilshire, and 217, 218, and 780 on Fairfax all stop within a convenient half block of the museum.
There are six parking options close to LACMA:
1. Underground parking at LACMA on 6th Street, just east of Fairfax Avenue
2. Petersen Museum on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue
3. Parking garage at 5900 Wilshire Boulevard, entrance located on Spaulding Avenue
4. Page Museum, on the corner of Curson Avenue and 6th Street
5. Above ground parking at LACMA on Wilshire Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue
6. Museum Square, on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Curson Avenue
There will be no parking permitted along 6th Street. View parking map.
Jeff Bridges, The Dude himself, will be dropping in to see what condition our condition is in at the Lebowski Fest LA Movie Party on April 25th at The Wiltern with Jeff Bridges & The Abiders!
April 25th – Lebowski Fest LA Movie Party – Featuring Jeff Bridges & The Abiders, Kyle Gass Band + special guests Jeff “The Dude” Dowd (inspiration for The Dude) Jim Hoosier (Liam!), Luis Colina (Corvette Owner), Lu Elrod (Family Waitress) Robin Jones (Ralph’s Girl) followed by a screening of The Big Lebowski @ The Wiltern
– All ages – Doors 7pm / Show 8pm – $35*
April 26th – Lebowski Fest LA Bowling Party – Bowling, costume & trivia contests + special guests Jeff “The Dude” Dowd, Jim Hoosier (Liam!) & Barry Asher (bowling adviser for the film) Ticket includes bowling and shoe rental. Bowling is likely but not guaranteed @ Fountain Bowl
– All ages – $25 adv / $30 day of – 8pm
Both tourists and residents alike appreciate the Hollywood and Highland Center. Located on Hollywood Boulevard directly across from the El Capitan Theater, the Hollywood and Highland Center is an over-the-top venue that offers shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
Retailers include Gap, Aldo, Louis Vuitton, Kitson, MAC Cosmetics, and many more. The dining and entertainment options include the Hard Rock Cafe, Cabo Wabo Cantina, and the legendary Chinese Theater, which now has six screens. There’s even a hot nightclub and a bowling alley. Parking is plentiful and only costs $2.
Hollywood and Highland Center
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Get entertained under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl. Located right off Route 101 on Highland Road, the Hollywood Bowl is the largest outdoor amphitheater in the United States. It’s also a summertime venue not to be missed. With a half-circle of seats that rise up from the big stage, there’s always a good spot to see and hear the action.
The summer season always begins with fireworks, and there are firework shows throughout the season. There are also big performers from rock and jazz to country and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra on the schedule. Enjoy your time before the concert with a meal at one of the Hollywood Bowl restaurants, or you can also get a picnic to-go.