March 10, 2011
NIGHT LIFE L.A.'s infamous electronic music party people are back with a spring fete, HARD Weekend, that's sure to thaw the winter cold off of hundreds of dancing bodies. Dance music giants Simian Mobile Disco and Fake Blood headline the night, along with Juan Maclean, Destructo, Mumbai Science and more. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd. 8 p.m. Sat. $30. http://www.hardfest.com.
October 7, 2010
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold for his second annual Union Station Cocktail Party. This one celebrates the growing trend toward a speakeasy style in downtown nightlife, which has people knocking on back doors and uttering passwords for entrance in order to drink artisanal cocktails from old-time recipes. Food and beverages will be provided by Seven Grand, Las Perlas, Street, Jar, Comme Ca, the Lazy Ox and more. Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., L.A. 7 p.m. Sat. (213)
August 20, 2010 |
Los Angeles has a reputation for fantastic weather and epic sprawl, but rarely do you get to experience the two unadulterated while nursing a cocktail. At the Yamashiro Farmers Market, however, held every Thursday atop a windblown peak in the Hollywood Hills, visitors can take in the bluster of Los Angeles on a hot night with sweeping views of the sparkling grid, along with a few other California specialties: fresh produce and artisanal prepared foods, plus our greatest export alongside Hollywood — wine.
August 16, 1992 |
"The future of retailing will be 24 hours," predicts Ken Weller, vice president of the Good Guys. Axl Rose would probably agree. So would Janet Jackson, Julian Lennon and George Hamilton, who have all been spotted walking after midnight at L.A.'s only all-night electronics emporium. So, too, would all the other, less-celebrated shoppers of the night who prefer the more mellow atmosphere of after-hours retail.
August 5, 2011 |
In a recession that's forced large malls to reevaluate leases and diversify offerings to the public, Universal CityWalk's most anticipated new tenant this summer isn't a restaurant but an upscale nightclub. Infusion Lounge L.A., which held a "first look" open-to-the-public preview event last weekend preceding an official opening Aug. 18, is the chain's first outpost outside of San Francisco, where the original Infusion Lounge has been making consistent money on dancing and bottle service since 2009 — right through the recession.
June 15, 2012 |
It's hardly a Trump Tower-like effort to put together a hot night life space. Sure, there's the licensing, staffing, furnishing and promoting, but it's usually something that can be done in a couple months. Unless, of course, you inherit a monster like the one that sits at 1439 Ivar Ave. in Hollywood. Nestled behind Amoeba Music, across from the ArcLight Cinemas structure, the yawning, 18,000-square-foot space has seen several incarnations come and go, and now it's been reinvented again as the super club Lure.