May 24, 2012
Jersey Shoresical Where: The Hayworth Theatre, 2509 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles When: 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through June 27 Price: $30 Info: (323) 960-4442; http://www.jerseyshoresical.com
January 30, 2012 |
The largest Korean American bank in the country will soon be ensconced in a Wilshire Boulevard office complex built decades ago by of one of Southern California's most storied financial institutions. BBCN Bank, formed in a November merger between Nara Bank and Center Bank, will make its headquarters in Wilshire Colonnade. The marble-clad complex at 3731 Wilshire Blvd. - built in the early 1970s by H.F. Ahmanson & Co., parent company of Home Savings & Loan Assn. - was formerly known as Ahmanson Center.
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
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.
October 30, 2011
Fubar, 7994 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 654-0396, www.fubarla.com . Mother Lode, 8944 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 659-9700, no website. Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (877) 435-9849 (TicketFly for tickets); www.troubadour.com . Dan Tana's, 9071 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 275-9444, www.dantanasrestaurant.com . $$$ Barney's Beanery, 8447 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (323) 654-2287, www.barneysbeanery.com . $-$$ Hugo's Restaurant, 8401 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (323)
September 25, 2011
Sony Studios, Sony Pictures Plaza, 10000 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City; (310) 244-8687, www.sonypicturesstudiostours.com . Museum of Jurassic Technology, 9341 Venice Blvd., Culver City; (310) 836-6131, www.mjt.org . Center for Land Use Interpretation, 9331 Venice Blvd., Culver City; (310) 839-5722, www.clui.org . Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City; (213) 628-2772, www.centertheatregroup.org . Live theater in a 317-seat venue since 2004.
August 20, 2011
'Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads' Where: Outdoors in the main courtyard at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles When: Through February Admission: Free Information: lacma.org or (323) 857-6000
July 29, 2011 |
The latest Miracle Mile boutique hotel started out as a '50s-era medical building, though you wouldn't know it from the modern glass facade and rooftop pool. Hotel Wilshire -- not to be confused with the Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown L.A. or the Wilshire Hotel at 3515 Wilshire Blvd. -- is to open Sept. 1 with introductory rates starting at $195 a night. The deal: The seven-story hotel has 74 contemporary rooms and a pool, restaurant and lounge area with views of the hills called the Roof on Wilshire.
July 14, 2011 |
A prominent vacant lot on Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown was bought for $21 million by a local developer who plans to build a retail and residential project and help create a public park. Don Hankey bought the land at 3670 Wilshire Blvd. on Wednesday from Shin Young America, a South Korea-based company that bought the site for $45 million in the mid-2000s, real estate broker Jimmy Chai said. Shin Young had dramatic plans for the 2.2-acre site east of Western Avenue calling for dual condominium and hotel towers as tall as 41 stories.