Apr. 13, 2014 - Sep. 1, 2014
See more than 30 butterfly species and an array of plants in this outdoor exhibit. The Butterfly Pavilion showcases the fascinating dance between butterflies, moths, and the plants that surround them. See up close how butterflies use their tubular mouthparts to obtain nectar and witness caterpillars feed on leaves and go through the process of their transformation into adults, and much, much, more.
Country: Portraits of an American Sound
May. 31, 2014 - Sep. 28, 2014
Witness the evolution of country music through the camera’s lens in Country: Portraits of an American Sound, showing at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City. The sweeping exhibition features portraits of celebrated performers such as Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Keith Urban, as well as the deejays, fans and executives who helped shape the genre through the generations. Complementing the more than 110 historical and contemporary prints on view are an original documentary, country albums and film posters, a slide show of digital images, musical instruments and stage costumes, and a jukebox containing rare audio files.
dineLA Restaurant Week
Jul. 14, 2014 - Jul. 27, 2014
During dineLA Restaurant Week, hundreds of fine restaurants across the county offer specially priced prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. This time around, the event offers two extra days for a full 14-day dining extravaganza. Indulge in new participants like Hakkasan, The Church Key, SunCafe Orangic and The Polo Lounge; as well as favorites like Craft, Fig & Olive, Water Grill, Mo-chica and many more.
Eat, See, Hear Outdoor Movies
May. 10, 2014 - Sep. 13, 2014
Enjoy food, fun and cult-favorite movies on a 52-foot-wide inflatable movie screen at venues across L.A. The season kicks off May 10 at Santa Monica High School with (500) Days of Summer, followed by Office Space at the same location on the 17th, The Big Lebowski on May 24 at the Autry at Griffith Park and Napolean Dynamite on May 31 at Brentwood’s Paul Revere Middle School.
Farmers Market Music Nights
May. 29, 2014 - Aug. 29, 2014
Celebrate The Original Farmers Market’s 80th birthday all summer long with free music performances on Thursday and Friday nights from late May until the end of August. Thursday Night Jazz and Friday Night Music at Farmers Market offer an eclectic and entertaining summer of performances which draw heavily on Los Angeles’ many musical and ethnic sub-cultures.
Mar. 31, 2014 - Jul. 28, 2014
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, downtown, kicks off a new era with Mike Kelley, a homecoming exhibit of works by the influential late artist. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of our time, Mike Kelley (1954–2012) produced a body of deeply innovative work mining American popular culture and both modernist and alternative traditions—which he set in relation to relentless, dark, and delirious examinations of self and society. This is the largest exhibition of the artist’s work to-date.
Rooftop Yoga at InterContinental Los Angeles Century City
Jun. 3, 2014 - Aug. 28, 2014
lip into a sun salutation on a helipad 17 floors above Century City with the InterContinental Los Angels Century City’s new rooftop summer yoga series. Each Tuesday throughout summer, renowned yoga instructor Noah Christensen will lead a class open to all skill levels against the picturesque cityscape, with views spanning downtown and the Hollywood Hills to the Pacific Ocean and everything in between.
Toscana Classics Anniversary Menu
Jun. 15, 2014 - Aug. 15, 2014
Dine on special anniversary menu celebrating 25 years of the renowned Italian restaurant in Brentwood. Toscana quietly opened in 1989 by first time restaurateurs Mike and Kathie Gordon who dreamed of recreating the simple, delicious food and warm, inviting ambiance they found in Italy, and has been a hit ever since. The month-long menu features favorites like Insalata Carciofi; Toscana’s original Pollo al Mattone; Ravioli Radicchio (pictured) and others at their original 1989 prices.
WET Sundays at W Los Angeles – Westwood
May. 25, 2014 - Sep. 1, 2014
The summer pool party serves up craft cocktails from The Hookup at WET, the hotel’s mobile poolside bar, housed in a vintage 1963 Airstream Bambi trailer to the tune of live beats from local DJs. Hang out poolside, take a dip in the 280-square-foot pool or reserve one of 11 private cabanas. If you need a mid-week fix you can stop by on Wednesdays for the Midweek Hookup (5-9 p.m., Wednesdays in June), where you can enjoy drink specials, DJ tunes, ping-pong, swimming and board games. WET Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day.