November 6, 2010
Florence and the Machine When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday Where: The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Price: $29 (sold out) Info: http://www.livenation.com
October 6, 2010 |
The site of a former department store in Beverly Hills considered one of the most desirable pieces of real estate in the country sold for $148.3 million on Tuesday to investors from Hong Kong and Singapore. Joint Treasure International, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm, purchased the 8-acre parcel at the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards. The firm intends to develop luxury condominiums on the site. "This is an incomparable site that cannot be replicated," said Daniel Yiu, senior advisor to Joint Treasure, which specializes in global real estate.
September 10, 2010
Ingmar Bergman screenings What: "Cries and Whispers: The Psychological Cinema of Ingmar Bergman" Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles Information: Call (323) 857-6010 or go online to http://www.lacma.org/programs/FilmSeriesSchedule.aspx What: "Bergman and Germany" Where: Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100. Information: Call (323) 525-3388 or go online to http://www.
August 6, 2010
'Fuller at Fox' Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. When: Friday-Saturday, Aug. 13; all at 7:30 p.m. Price: $10 general; $7 for museum members, seniors, students Info: (323) 857-6010; http://www.lacma.org
July 6, 2010
EVENTS Is Good Architecture a Luxury? Architect Michael Maltzan talks with Frances Anderton, host of KCRW-FM (89.9)'s "DnA: Design and Architecture," about his socially conscious work, whether good design can be affordable, and how architecture shapes our lives. A Zócalo/Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs event. Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd. 7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations recommended. http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org. BOOKS Peter D. Ward The paleontologist and author of "The Flooded Earth: Our Future in a World Without Ice Caps" outlines a global future in which sea levels have risen, redrawing the world's coastlines by 2050, where the Miami of 2120 is an anarchic island nation, where shipments of Midwest topsoil are delivered to one of the last agriculturally viable regions — the "Antarctic Freehold State" of 2515.
June 16, 2010
BOOKS Bloomsday at the Hammer The Hammer Museum celebrates James Joyce's epic novel "Ulysses" with dramatic readings by actors, Irish music by the Dublin 4 and Guinness Stout on tap at Cafe Hammer. Scholars and casual readers are encouraged to join in the festivities, dress in "Edwardian chic" and follow Joyce's groundbreaking narrative of a day in the life of Leopold Bloom. Hammer Museum. 2 p.m. 10899 Wilshire Blvd. (310) 443-7000. www.hammer.ucla.edu. No Reservations: An Evening With Anthony Bourdain The bad-boy chef, author and host of the Travel Channel's "No Reservations" marks the release of his latest book, "Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook," with an evening of frank reflection and storytelling.
June 3, 2010
The xx are a young British band whose self-titled debut is a quiet, 3 a.m. (eternal) masterpiece of smoky restraint. Singer and guitarist Romy Madley Croft looks like a young Alison Moyet and picks at her guitar with intent; bassist Oliver Sim moves to and from the mike with casual grace, and percussionist Jamie Smith pokes at vintage synthetic beat boxes using his fingers as drumsticks. The Music Box, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. 8 p.m. Sat. $22.50. http://www.henryfondatheater.
May 9, 2010 |
Let's face it. When it comes to a spa visit, men frequently get the short end of the loofah. No amount of salt crystals and elbow grease can scrub away the fact that the spa experience is predominantly tailored to pamper, knead, wax and unwind women. But there are some local places where guys can comfortably cool their calloused heels, seek out some steam and solitude, and kick back for a few hours without feeling like a square peg in a round hole. Here are a few worth exploration: Beverly Hot Springs If the possibilities emanating from naturally heated, mineral-rich waters bubbling up from 2,200 feet below the surface of Los Angeles, a bubbling man-made rock waterfall and the warming sun streaming through a skylight into a hushed grotto just off Beverly Boulevard in East Hollywood don't nudge you toward Nirvana, you'll probably never get there.
April 27, 2010
MOVIES "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live" The mainstay on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, now in its 10th year, takes the show on the road, boasting "two-thirds of the cast" in the guise of co-creator Dave Willis and voice actor Dana Snyder, who will serve up a heaping platter of variety show niceties including musical performances, script readings and exclusive video clips. The El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Tue. $26. (323) 936-6400. http://www.aquateenlive.com.