December 2, 2011
Westside Ballet 'Nutcracker' Where: Wadsworth Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles When: 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Dec. 10 and 11 Price: $30 Contact: (310) 828-2018 or http://www.westsideballet.com/nutcracker.html
February 9, 2014
'Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology' Where: Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles When: Through May 18 Contact: (310) 443-7000, hammer.ucla.edu
April 25, 2013
Who: Jeff Bridges and the Abiders When: 8 p.m. Thursday Where: El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles Cost: $45 to $100. Info: (323) 936-6400, theelrey.com.
May 4, 2011
'An Academy Tribute to Sophia Loren' When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Where: Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills Tickets: sold-out but there will be a stand-by line Information: (310) 247-3000 or http://www.oscars.org
November 1, 1987
We wanted to drive our own car in Europe, so we bought a car through Europe Auto Travels. Included in the purchase price was a personalized guidebook. This book gave exact routing and suggested sights for our entire five-week trip. It's Europe Auto Travels, 9367 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills 90210. The trip was wonderful and we did not make wrong turns. SKIP and BEA KEITH Pacific Palisades
April 30, 1989
Hartford Fire Insurance Co. has signed a 10-year, 10-month lease valued at more than $7 million for 25,000 square feet of space in Wilshire Courtyard, 5757 Wilshire Blvd. The Wilshire office of Coldwell Banker represented Hartford in the transaction, while Clifford Goldstein represented the J.H. Snyder Co., developer of the 1-million-square-foot office building.
June 6, 2013
Axel Willner's alias as The Field has yielded three albums of hypnotic, carbonated dance music. His sound sits halfway between misty shoegaze and the austere thump of his label Kompakt. His latest, "Looping State of Mind" is his clearest mission statement yet — songs double-back on themselves until they become ecstatic. El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Sat. $17. theelrey.com .
November 10, 2011
Leslie Feist's new album, "Metals," is her first since her enormous, career-making breakthrough "The Reminder," with its effervescent and inescapable hit "1, 2, 3, 4. " Her winsome, easygoing and quietly virtuosic singing is still up front, but it finds her moving into some moodier and exploratory terrain; live, she's entirely captivating. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Sat. $35. Wiltern.com.