Los Angeles, California
Art Galleries Los Angeles Reviews
Sites and Art galleries Apr 09, 2011
Le Luz De Jesus Gallery
L.A. LIVE is a brand new sports and entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. It features sports and music venues, night clubs, restaurants, a bowling alley, museum and movie theaters.
A beautiful outdoor shopping mall/entertainment center. It has movie theaters, restaurants, a variety of mostly upscale shops, a Nordstrom Department Store, live outdoor music performances, and a fountain with musical water shows. It's a good place for an occasional celebrity spotting. I saw David Spade there at the Cheesecake Factory restaurant. X17 Online has a video of Paris Hilton shopping at The Grove.
Also, the Grove has a trolly that runs on tracks throughout the shopping center.
During the holidays they have Santa Claus, a huge Christmas tree and snow every evening. Yes, I said snow!
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Yes, we do have culture in L.A. According to the LACMA website, LACMA has more than 100,000 works of art, and is the largest encyclopedic museum west of Chicago.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Even more culture for you. Walt Disney Concert Hall, is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. It was designed by architect Frank Gehry and, according the website, is "designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world, providing both visual and aural intimacy for an unparalleled musical experience." It's a beautiful place. I saw Sting perform there as part of his Songs from the Labyrinth tour of lute music.
Recently re-opened, after being closed for 4 years for renovation, the Griffith Observatory planetarium is once again open to the public for a beautiful view of the stars, the sky, and the city below. A number of movies were filmed at the observatory, including "Rebel Without a Cause" and "The Terminator".
The Hollywood Bowl
The Hollywood Bowl is a great outdoor amphitheater. It's probably the best place in Southern California for summer concerts. It's the location of the annual Playboy Jazz Festival and many other great concerts. I saw Sting and the Police there on their reunion tour (twice!).
The Hollywood Bowl is also the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
The Beverly Center
The Beverly Center is a large enclosed upscale shopping mall just on the edge of Beverly Hills. It's another good place for celebrity spotting. It has a 13 screen movie theater and several nice restaurants. If you go, check out the Grand Lux Cafe restaurant.
A large outdoor shopping and entertainment center adjacent to the Universal Studios tour. It has a multi-screen movie theater and lots of interesting shops and restaurants, including a Hard Rock Cafe, and a Wolfgang Puck Cafe.
Located in South Los Angeles, Exposition Park is a cultural center which includes the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, California Science Center & IMAX Theatre, Exposition Park Rose Garden, and the California African-American Museum.
La Brea Tar Pits
Right in the middle of the city, at the La Brea Tar Pits you can see what L.A. was like between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago, during the Ice Age, when saber-toothed cats and mammoths roamed the area. According to the website, it is one of the world's most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world.
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