Archive for February, 2012
Finally, the giant rock to be used in Michael Heizer’s art installation, Levitated Mass, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), is on the road and beginning its 11-night, 105 mile journey from a Riverside quarry to the museum on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile neighborhood. Talk about a slow, custom tour of Los Angeles! Follow Rocky’s route and progress by visiting the LACMA website, www.lacma.org.
After all the excitement of a private tour of Beverly Hills and nearby Hollywood what could be better than ending the day at the theater and seeing two of your favorite actors make south Boston come alive on stage. Enjoy Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Jon Tenney (“The Closer”) as they bring alive David Lindsey-Abaire’s Tony nominated play. Get your tickets now.
10886 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Since 1964 the Bob Baker Marionette Theater has been entertaining children (and the young at heart) here in Los Angeles with wildly imaginative shows, costumes and performances. Even today, in a world of Wii and high technology, old school storytelling with masterful puppetry still enthralls and delights our children (and us).
Current Show – Fiesta!
One of the theater’s most requested productions, “Fiesta” is a south of the border marionette extravaganza featuring everything from skating sombreros to dancing cacti. It was first presented in the theater in 1964, becoming an instant favorite.
If you are sightseeing with your children and touring Hollywood and Los Angeles, plan a late morning stop for them at the theater before lunch. Your kids will love you even more.
1345 W. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
This is the 20th year that the Fashion Institute of Design and Manufacturing (FIDM) in downtown Los Angeles has exhibited costumes from films celebrated in the past year for their magnificent clothing designs. This year there are more than 100 costumes from more than 20 films released in 2011. Wouldn’t it be a great idea to include in your tour of Hollywood and Los Angeles filmmaking a visit downtown to this gallery to see this incredible exhibition?
919 South Grand Avenue, Suite 250
Los Angeles, California, 90015
(Ground Floor, Park Side)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
The oldest restaurant still grilling steaks and pouring martinis in Hollywood is Musso and Frank Grill on Hollywood Boulevard. Anywhere you sit in the restaurant you can conjure images of world famous celebrity butts having been in that exact seat sometime in the past 95 years, enjoying fine grilled meats and seafood and mouthwatering cocktails. Sure, the cigarette smoke is gone, and the glamour is somewhat patinaed, and yes, the waitstaff has aged, but this is a restaurant for the ages and a must see whenever you tour Los Angeles and Hollywood.
Musso and Frank Grill
6667 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
One of Hollywood’s real treats is a fine dinner followed by an extravagant stage show of illusions presented by the world’s greatest magicians. Even more fun is the setting — a great old home full of tricks of its own. Besides the grand stage there are numerous small stages and performing areas for “up close and personal” magical experiences. Extend your tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood with a dinner and show reservation at this unique and special – “magical” – place.
The Magic Castle / Academy of Magical Arts
7001 Franklin Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028-8600