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Mardi Gras Celebrations in Los Angeles

03/04/2014

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Mardi Gras, aka “Fat Tuesday,” is the annual celebration that culminates Carnival season. Mardi Gras takes place the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, the traditional 40-day period of fasting and prayer before Easter. The largest Carnival celebration in the world takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which welcomes two million revelers each year. In the United States, Mardi Gras is synonymous with the city of New Orleans, which celebrates for two weeks with parades, balls and king cake parties.

On Tuesday, March 4, there are Mardi Gras celebrations taking place throughout Los Angeles. From historic Olvera Street and the Original Farmers Market, to bars and restaurants across LA, here are the best places for you to shout, “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 90th Annual Academy Awards

Oscar Viewing Parties in Los Angeles

02/28/2014

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On Sunday, March 4, the eyes of the world will be on the 90th Annual Academy Awards, taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. For the second consecutive year, Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony, which will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water leads this year's field with 13 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress. Dunkirk is second with eight nods, including Best Picture and Best Director. Rachel Morrison (Mudbound) made history as the first woman ever nominated for Best Cinematography.

Make your predictions, sip an Oscar-themed cocktail, and join the global audience of viewers as the winners are announced.

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Feb. 14-16, 2014

02/14/2014

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From a Speed Dating party, to Paul Simon and Sting, and the world’s first interactive live stream of an opera, we’ve gathered five of the best events taking place in Los Angeles from Friday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. 

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Feb. 7-9, 2014

02/07/2014

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From a family day at the movies, to an Edwardian Ball and world-class music performances, we’ve gathered five of the best events taking place in Los Angeles from Friday, Feb. 7 to Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. 

Whisky a Go Go

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Jan. 24-26, 2014

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Los Angeles Weekend Events: Jan. 17-19, 2014

01/17/2014

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Union Station

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Jan. 3-5, 2014

01/03/2014

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The Best of Los Angeles 2014: Concerts

12/27/2013

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Los Angeles welcomes world-famous acts and rising stars for another stellar year of concerts, and a legendary venue makes its triumphant return. From spectacular arenas like STAPLES Center to historic Sunset Strip venues and intimate spaces like The Echo & Echoplex, there's amazing music being performed in L.A. every night. Following is just a sample of the concerts you can enjoy in L.A. in 2014. For a complete bucket list of this year's must-see events and attractions, check out our guide to the Best of Los Angeles in 2014

Equestfest at the Tournament of Roses

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Dec. 27-29, 2013

12/27/2013

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