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Michael Juliano

Michael Juliano

Editor, Time Out Los Angeles

Michael Juliano is the editor in Los Angeles and has been with Time Out since 2013.

He helps Angelenos keep up with all of the city’s most inspiring happenings, including L.A.’s best things to do and its arts and culture scene. Michael has called L.A. home since 2011 and previously contributed to KPCC, The A.V. Club and CNET. He has a soft spot for deli sandwiches and Disneyland.

Reach him at [email protected] or follow him on both Twitter and Instagram at @mjuliano.

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Where to see Southern California wildflowers

Where to see Southern California wildflowers

Spring is almost here, which means Southern California wildflowers are about to make their appearance—well, at least usually they do. Whether you’re looking to go on one of the best hikes in L.A. to catch the colorful blooms or even take a day trip to see the desert flora, there are many options when it comes to trying to see Southern California wildflowers. So during those years when there’s been a bit of winter rain in Los Angeles, take advantage of it and head to one of our favorite spots below.  All that said, don’t expect any superblooms in 2022, or really any blooms of notable size. At all of the spots in our list, precipitation has been inches below average, and well off the mark of what’s needed for beautiful blossoms, let alone a superbloom. So don’t expect the widespread poppy-fueled hysteria of 2019 to return to the wider region this year. We’ve checked in on some of our favorite spots to see SoCal wildflowers and their current bloom status (in short: there’s not much to see right now). We’ll update each location as soon as there’s some bloom activity (or not).

The best things to do in Los Angeles this week

The best things to do in Los Angeles this week

If we could write the rules of living in Los Angeles this would be our No. 1, always at the top of our list: When you live in this city, there’s no excuse for boredom just because it’s a weeknight. There are hundreds of things to do in Los Angeles each week, whether you hit the beach at sunset or go for a morning bike ride, or catch a concert or a comedy show—and that’s really only scratching the surface. Well, we don’t make the rules, but we will provide you with plenty of ideas for your next free weeknight right here. Now go out (or, in a few cases, stay in) and tackle these things to do in L.A. this week.

Where to see cherry blossoms in Los Angeles

Where to see cherry blossoms in Los Angeles

Well before the jacaranda trees bloom and just as the California poppies begin to flower, Los Angeles also greets the springtime with cherry blossom season. If you’re after blossoming buds, you’ll largely want to head to a botanical garden or Japanese garden between March and April. You’ll also find some cherry blossom festivals, where a handful of Southern California cities salute their Japanese roots. Oddly enough, while some of these fests take place in parks and along city streets adorned with those delicate pink flowers, some don’t actually feature any cherry trees. Peak blooms are pretty short-lived, so we suggest checking each spot on Instagram for up-to-the-minute photos before you trek on over. RECOMMENDED: Where to see wildflowers in Southern California

Things to do in L.A. this weekend

Things to do in L.A. this weekend

We don’t know about you, but our mind is always focused on the weekend. It can never come soon enough—which is why we’re already thinking about what new restaurants we want to try or where we can drive for the day. Whether you’re looking to scope out the latest museum exhibitions or watch a movie outdoors, you’ll find plenty of things to do in L.A. this weekend. We curate an L.A. weekend itinerary of the city’s best concerts, culture and cuisine, every week, just for you.

The 47 best things to do in Los Angeles

The 47 best things to do in Los Angeles

Looking for the best things to do in Los Angeles? We have you covered with the very best that L.A. has to offer. Whether you’re a culture vulture, outdoorsy type or simply a lover of our fine city, there’s more than enough here to keep you busy. Even lifelong Angelenos will find something new to add to their to-do list, between the city’s landmark attractions that are still accessible, an ever-changing inventory of the best restaurants in Los Angeles, essential L.A. museums and even some off-the-beaten path secrets. How many of the best things to do in Los Angeles will you try? March 2022: Goodbye winter, hello spring (with the exception of baseball season). With warm weather seemingly here to stay, we’ve cut some snowy activities in favor of some flowery ones. We’ve also refreshed our list with some of the latest museum exhibitions (including the return of the Infinity Mirrored Room at the Broad) and added in a new immersive dinner series. You can also find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world, or take a look at our list of the 50 best things to do in the world right now.

March 2022 events calendar for Los Angeles

March 2022 events calendar for Los Angeles

Shed that extra, light sweatshirt—spring is here. Fill your lungs with the sweet, less-smoggy air on one of the best hikes in L.A. or set out in search of some (fingers crossed) wildflower blooms. Whether you’re looking for things to do around town or a weekend getaway, there are plenty of springtime happenings to find in our March events calendar. RECOMMENDED: Full events calendar for 2022

February 2023 events calendar for Los Angeles

February 2023 events calendar for Los Angeles

Let’s get this out of the way: February is the time for everyone’s favorite love-hate holiday, Valentine’s Day (and we have a feeling there’ll be plenty to hate about it this year). But there’s a lot more to the mini month than chocolates and roses (though you can literally stop and smell them at a botanical garden). There are still plenty of things to do in Los Angeles in winter before the seasonally-similar spring arrives. No matter your plans—and love life status—you’ll find plenty of things to do in our February events calendar. RECOMMENDED: Full events calendar for 2023

The best concerts in L.A. this February

The best concerts in L.A. this February

Whether you’re looking for local bands or Coachella-caliber headliners, there are plenty of upcoming concerts in L.A. every night of the week. We’ve scoured venue listings and scoped out new artists to bring you everything from secret shows on Sunset Boulevard to free concerts. All of the city’s best music is right here in our calendar of upcoming concerts in L.A.

Free things to do in Los Angeles this month

Free things to do in Los Angeles this month

You’ve planned a day at one of L.A.’s best beaches and brushed up on the city’s free museum days, but there are far more free things to do in March. From a St. Patrick’s Day parade in the South Bay to a doughnut shop exhibition in Boyle Heights, these are the best ways to make the most of your month without breaking into your wallet.

The best car-free day trips from Los Angeles

The best car-free day trips from Los Angeles

L.A.’s best beaches and car traffic go hand in hand during the summer. But take the car out of that equation, and the stress of traffic disappears, too. We’ve picked out a few of our favorite day trip destinations that are reachable by boat, Metro or Amtrak, all within three hours or less for a trip starting at Union Station. No car? No problem: You can still make plans for a memorable day with these auto-free getaways.

The best dog-friendly hikes in Los Angeles

The best dog-friendly hikes in Los Angeles

Sure, hiking in Los Angeles is all about scenic views and sweaty workouts. But we think an even more key component is your personal comfort level: just how much sun, dirt and steep inclines you’re willing to put up with. That’s especially true if you’re bringing a four-legged friend along with you. So in putting together our list of the best dog-friendly hikes in L.A., we’ve tried to focus on Angelenos who are moderately comfortable with hiking but have maybe never taken their dog with them before (after all, if you and your pup are already avid hiking buddies, you likely have your go-to spots). We’ve picked out a few spots that offer a bit of shade, a mild workout and flexibility as far as the trail length goes. Regardless of which trail you decide to tackle, make sure to bring some extra water for both you and your furry friend. In all but the first two entries in our list, you’ll need to keep your dog on-leash at all times (and even at those two off-leash trails, make sure to still have one with you and that your dog can come back to you on command). With all of that out of the way, it’s time to hit the trails on these dog-friendly hikes in L.A. Looking for more pet-friendly activities? Try one of these dog-friendly beaches or dog-friendly restaurants.

14 weird things about living in L.A. that you just get used to

14 weird things about living in L.A. that you just get used to

We can’t stand all of the lazy stereotypes that are constantly lobbed at Angelenos: that we’re all lazy-yet-somehow-fit industry-obsessed health nuts just waiting to be validated by East Coast media hot takes. But if we take a step back, even we have to admit that there are some peculiar things about life in Los Angeles that seem perfectly normal to us but bonkers to just about everyone else. Only when you spend time outside of L.A. do you notice—and come to appreciate—some of our more specific quirks. They may seem inscrutable to out-of-towners, but to Angelenos, these 14 things below are just a normal part of our everyday lives.   1. Making plans without checking the weather first When meeting up with friends, checking the weather forecast so rarely comes into play because of course it’s going to be pleasant enough for a beach day on Saturday. 2. But also not going anywhere when it rains And maybe even being borderline afraid of the rain thanks to drivers who treat preciptation like the Purge: All rules of the road are off, as are every other car’s headlights. 3. Driving to and from bars Let’s just clarify upfront that we’re not encouraging anyone to drive while impaired. But the fact is, for plenty of Angelenos a night at the bar means driving there, having a few drinks and then driving home—and thinking nothing of how senseless that must seem to public transit-reliant out-of-towners. 4. Measuring distances in minutes and not miles Traffic, of course, is the obvious explan

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Immersive Shevchenko: Soul of Ukraine

Immersive Shevchenko: Soul of Ukraine

Even “Immersive Van Gogh” is lending its support for Ukraine. For one day only, the Hollywood space will flip into a projection-based exhibition about one of the most foundational figures in modern Ukrainian literature—and donate all of its proceeds to Ukrainians impacted by the ongoing war. “Immersive Shevchenko: Soul of Ukraine” will highlight the life and work of 19th-century artist, writer and activist Taras Shevchenko. A proponent of Ukrainian independence and a critic of Russian oppression, Shevchenko’s paintings and writings will illuminate a half-dozen Lighthouse Immersive locations on March 15. All proceeds from the tickets will be given to the Red Cross Emergency Relief Fund for Ukraine and the National Bank of Ukraine Fund. As our friends at Time Out Chicago explain, the show actually first launched last year in cities around Ukraine (Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky was among the visitors in Kyiv, prior to the war). Reservations are available hourly at various levels of donations, from $30 to $90 (and if you’re looking for more ways to help, we have a few other suggestions). Each ticket also includes access to “Immersive Van Gogh”; Shevchenko will run for about 15 minutes, followed by 40 minutes of Van Gogh, and that loop will repeat throughout the day (you’re welcome to stick around for multiple shows).

10 Forward: The Experience

10 Forward: The Experience

Paramount+ is beaming a Star Trek-themed bar into the Arts District ahead of the second season of Star Trek: Picard. From March 10 through 20, you can grab a drink at 10 Forward: The Experience, named after the social club aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. Based on the images that’ve been shared of the pop-up, its dive bar aesthetic appears to be pulled from the upcoming season of Picard rather than sleek postmodern look you might’ve found aboard the Enterprise in The Next Generation. Each timed ticket ($25) includes themed food and a pair of cocktails per person, plus access to some themed photo ops as well as the 10 Forward Canteen Store, which—you guessed it—features exclusive Star Trek merch. The food offerings change each day, with a slate of food trucks that includes the Lime Truck, Son of a Bun and Cousins Maine Lobster, among others. You’ll find 10 Forward at 1262 Palmetto Street in At Mateo (the same development where you’ll find Girl & the Goat).

Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind

The recent albums are disappointing and the band lineup is different, but Stephan Jenkins still knows how to deliver a ‘90s alt rock anthem. You’re not here for the deep cuts; you want to hear “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Jumper” and belt them out with thousands of others. See Third Eye Blind perform with Taking Back Sunday and Hockey Dad on the “Summer Gods” tour, which—oddly, considering the name—swings by the very-indoor YouTube Theater.

Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl Championship Parade

Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl Championship Parade

Maybe you heard—or saw it on the Hollywood Sign—but the Rams are Super Bowl champs, and to celebrate they’re getting a brief parade through the city. On Wednesday, the team will hold a short parade that culminates in a victory rally at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where the team played for a few years before SoFi Stadium was ready (and for decades before they decamped to St. Louis). The route will be about a mile, according to the L.A. Times. It’ll kick off at 11am at the Shrine Auditorium, where it’ll head east on Jefferson Boulevard, south on Figueroa Street and then west on Exposition Park Drive, where it’ll eventually reach the Coliseum around 11:45am. The rally will take place from noon to 1pm in front of the stadium’s Olympic plaza. In order to attend the rally, you’ll need to present proof of vaccination, or a negative antigen test (within the past 24 hours) or PCR test (within 48 hours). Though both the Dodgers and Lakers won their respective championships in the past couple of years, the Rams parade will mark the first such event in L.A. since the start of the pandemic. So we wholeheartedly second LeBron James’s idea to stage a joint parade for all three teams. We, Dodgers and Rams should all do a joint parade together!!!! With a live concert afterwards to end it!! City of Champions 🏆🏆🏆💍💍💍. Congrats 🐏 once again!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 — LeBron James (@KingJames) February 14, 2022

When We Were Young

When We Were Young

Well, I’m not okay after seeing the lineup for When We Were Young: My Chemical Romance and Paramore top the single-day Las Vegas festival that features just about every emo-pop act from the early 2000s. Seriously, we’re not kidding: Avril Lavigne, Bright Eyes, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, AFI, the Used, Alkaline Trio, Jimmy Eat World, A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon and more are all set to take over the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on October 22, 23 and 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 21 at 10am, with general admission passes starting at $225 and VIP at $500. Here’s hoping the almost-sounds-too-good-to-be-true When We Were Young (not to be confused with a sort-of-similar Morrissey-fronted fest from a few years ago) can pull off all of those acts in a single day without major schedule conflicts—we’ll eagerly await the full schedule for the Live Nation-backed event. Check out the full lineup below, which looks like an angsty middle schooler’s bedroom wall circa 2002. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @whenwewereyoungfest

Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined

Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined

Forget the Coachella lineup: The biggest assembly of names in music is headed to LACMA’s galleries this winter. For two weeks only, the museum will display 50 works from contemporary artists that’ve interpreted music from the likes of Dr. Dre, Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, BLACKPINK, Gwen Sefani, Olivia Rodrigo, U2, Lana Del Rey and more. On the surface, the show in the Resnick Pavilion undoubedtly reads like an ad for Interscope Records: To celebrate its 30th birthday, the famous Santa Monica label asked 46 artists to contribute pieces inspired musicians on its roster. And after the exhibition wraps up (Jan 30–Feb 13), the pieces will find themselves on the cover of their respective album reissues. But we can’t argue with the names here, in terms of both the artists and musicians: Ed Ruscha, Lauren Halsey, Takasha Murakami, Shepard Fairey, Richard Prince, Nicolas Party and Damien Hirst have all created pieces inspired by individual songs or entire albums from 2Pac, Kendrick Lamar, Juice WRLD, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nine Inch Nails, Lady Gaga and Eminem, respectively. In the first images released from the exhibition, we can see that Kehinde Wiley has bestowed Dr. Dre with a suit of armor; Rashid Johnson has turned Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city into a colorfully abstract ceramic portrait; and Cecily Brown has painted swirls of teary eyes to the tune of Billie Eilish.

The Un-Private Collection

The Un-Private Collection

Before the Broad opened in 2015, the Downtown museum was boasting about the breadth of its collection through this engrossing series of conversations. It's continued even after the museum's opening, with off-site discussions between artists featured in the Broad's archive and local cultural figures. On January 20, stream a conversation with artist Catherine Opie and Los Angeles Chief Design Officer Christopher Hawthorne, moderated by urban design columnist for the Los Angeles Times Carolina A. Miranda.

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

A verdant hillside blanketed in native wildflowers? Absolutely enchanting—but totally weather dependent. Perfectly manicured rows of planted flowers? Well, you know, a little less magical but still visually stunning—and way more predictable. For those springtimes when the poppies don’t pop, head to Carslbad’s Flower Fields instead. The nearly 50-acre field in northern San Diego County features a staggering assortment of shades of giant ranunculus flowers, sort of similar to buttercups. They’re only in bloom for about six to eight weeks each year, with a peak period in April—and expect every one of those weeks to be pretty busy—but if you want to frolic and pose in a field of flowers, consider it worthwhile. There’s more than just the namesake field, too, with an orchid greenhouse, a sweet pea maze and U-pick blueberries. For 2022, the Flower Fields are open from March 1 through early to mid-May, depending on the season. Reservations are available now.

The Broad

The Broad

  Free timed tickets required. Infinity Mirrored Room requires a reservation, though its reopening has been postponed. Three words: Infinity Mirror Rooms. Downtown’s persistently popular contemporary art museum has two of Yayoi Kusama’s immersive, mirror-laden rooms. Elsewhere in the free museum, Eli and Edythe Broad’s collection of 2,000 post-war works includes artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons. Outside, the museum’s plaza features a lovely olive tree grove that sits in from of Otium, the museum’s signature restaurant from French Laundry alum Timothy Hollingsworth. The museum has been an exciting addition to L.A.’s roster of institutions, though its encyclopedic survey of high-priced gallery prizes can feel a little safe at times (with some spectacle pieces mixed in). And through the gallery experience is pleasant, its vault and veil design appears much more opqaque and heavier than it should. That said, there’s one design element we just love: the between-floors window that offers a peek into the collection storage. The Broad opened in 2015 with an inaugural exhibition featuring Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, Barbara Kruger, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring and more rockstars of the 20th century—plus a whole lot of Jeff Koons. Standout installations included Ragnar Kjartansson’s beautiful nine-screen video piece The Visitors and an endless field of LEDs in Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity M

Frieze Los Angeles

Frieze Los Angeles

The New York export lands in L.A. for its third art fair in February after having to take last year off. But this time around, Frieze is leaving behind the surreal setting of the Paramount backlot and decamping to a space next to the Beverly Hilton. Of the dozens of international players displaying works, 38 will be from L.A., including a section of the exhibition show floor dedicated to 11 local emerging galleries that’ve been open for 15 years of fewer. Though the Frieze Projects setup of site-specific installations around the Paramount backlot was our favorite part of the fair’s 2019 debut, it felt a little over-branded and less immersive in 2020. So maybe it was time to shake things up, and the new location certainly promises something fresh: A to-be-unveiled custom structure designed by wHY Architecture’s Kulapat Yantrasast and Mark Thomann at 9900 Wilshire Boulevard. Initial plans included a public sculpture park at Beverly Gardens Park, though that’s been canceled.

The Contenders

The Contenders

Organized by New York’s Museum of Modern Art and presented by the Hammer Museum, “The Contenders” series presents 10 influential, innovative films made in the past year that MoMA’s Department of Film believes are bound for big things (whether that means awards season glory or cult classic status). In addition to screenings of all 10 films, most will be accompanied by a discussion with the director or an actor from the project. This year’s picks originally included tick, tick… BOOM! (Q&A with Andrew Garfield), Zola (with Janicza Bravo and Taylour Paige), King Richard (with Aunjanue Ellis), Dune (with Denis Villeneuve), C’mon C’mon (with Mike Mills), The Rescue, Licorice Pizza, The Tragedy of MacBeth, Benedetta and The Velvet Underground (with Todd Haynes). But after having to call of most of the screenings, Licorice Pizza and Dune have been rescheduled for March. “The Contenders” isn’t strictly an awards season spoiler; MoMA considers its picks as movies that will stand the test of time. But the series has turned out to be a pretty good Oscars predictor, with nearly all films nabbing nominations in recent years.

New Beverly Cinema

New Beverly Cinema

Over the past century, this Central L.A. venue has done stints as a candy store, a vaudeville stage, a nightclub and a porno theater before landing on its current iteration as a single-screen revival house with a love of 35mm and a penchant for grindhouse fare. What it lacks in architectural flourish it makes up for in affordability and curation. Oh yeah, and it’s owned and programmed by a certain Quentin Tarantino. Already a long-time benefactor, the filmmaker stepped in and saved it from redevelopment in 2007. He’s been screening rare prints of classics and dusted-off B-movies ever since, often pulling them from his personal collection, alongside some first-run picks. It’s the coolest vanity project in cinema.

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L.A. County will no longer require masks indoors

L.A. County will no longer require masks indoors

UPDATE: After heavily hinting at it, on Wednesday the L.A. County Department of Public Health officially announced that it’ll no longer require masks indoors. As the county makes its move into a lower tier of the CDC’s risk assessment, Angelenos will no longer need to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status (with the except of public transit and healthcare settings, where masks are still federally mandated). The new order will take effect Friday, March 4 (though not in schools until March 11), at which point masks will not be required but will be strongly recommended (unless a business specifically chooses to require masks). Public health’s new order will also drop vaccine check requirements at indoor bars, outdoor mega events and theme parks in L.A. County. However, the City of L.A.’s wider-reaching vax check policy at many indoor venues still remains in place—though a motion has been introduced to roll that back. Our original story from February 23 appears below. -- Even though California ditched its indoor mask mandate last week, the L.A. County Department of Public Health decided to keep its own ordinance in place—and projected it would remain until late March. But now, L.A. County has decided to ease some of those rules much sooner than initially expected. Starting Friday, February 25, any indoor business in L.A. County—including restaurants, bars, offices, movies theaters and gyms—can choose to make masks optional for fully vaccinated patrons as long as the

Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirrored Room’ is reopening at the Broad—and you don’t have to wait in line anymore

Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirrored Room’ is reopening at the Broad—and you don’t have to wait in line anymore

It’s been nearly two years since you’ve been able to bathe in the twinkling abyss of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, but now the reflective installation is finally reopening at the Broad—and with a pretty major upgrade to its queue. After having to postpone its plans to reopen in January, the remarkably popular Kusama installation will now welcome visitors again on March 2—and you’ll be able to book an advance reservation to see it. Gone are the days of rushing to a tablet to join a waitlist once you get to the Downtown L.A. museum; instead, a free add-on to your base museum ticket will secure you a time slot for the installation. The Broad releases reservations a month at a time (typically on the last Wednesday of the month), so on February 23 at 10am, you’ll be able to pick up free tickets for March. When you book your museum ticket (which offers time slots in 15-minute intervals), you’ll also have the option to add on Infinity Mirrored Room access. The way the new system will work, the Kusama piece will be the very first thing you see at the museum. So on the day of your visit, you’ll check in outside (make sure you’re there within 10 minutes of your selected time) and be ushered in to the Infinity Mirrored Room once it’s your turn. Once inside the chamber, you’ll now have 60 seconds (up from 45 seconds) to tranquilly gaze at the infinite field of LEDs or snap some selfies. Just remember: For the time being, you’ll need to w

You’ll be able to buy a desert Disney home in the Coachella Valley

You’ll be able to buy a desert Disney home in the Coachella Valley

If you’ve ever been to one of the hotels at Disneyland and thought, I wish I could live here but I also for some reason wish it was about 20 degrees hotter, then it’s time to start saving up for a down payment. The entertainment and theme park company announced on Wednesday a new master-planned community business, Storyliving by Disney, and its first entry is slated for the Coachella Valley. Dubbed Cotino, the Rancho Mirage development will feature a mix of estates, single-family homes and condos with access to a Disney-staffed clubhouse complex. Rendering courtesy DisneyAn aerial view of Cotino, the first Storyliving by Disney community Disney won’t actually be the one building or selling you a home—that falls to developer DMB Development—but its Imagineers will be handling the creative concepts, while its guest service cast members will handle things like wellness programming, entertainment and cooking classes. According to The Desert Sun, Cotino will be part of the Section 31 development, a 618-acre patch of desert on the other side of Bob Hope Drive from the scenic Sunnylands. That existing plan calls for over 1,900 residential units, two luxury hotels, a 24-acre lagoon and a shopping, dining and entertainment district. It’s not entirely clear if Disney will have a hand in every section of the parcel, but its Cotino announcements includes mention and concept images of all of the above, plus a club membership that offers access to a lagoon-front clubhouse and exclusive b

村上隆の個展がロサンゼルスのザ・ブロードで開催

村上隆の個展がロサンゼルスのザ・ブロードで開催

アメリカの実業家、故エリ・ブロードのコレクションをもとに設立されたロサンゼルスの美術館であるザ・ブロード。同館ではこれまで、収蔵しているアーティストの中でも大スターといえるシンディ・シャーマン、草間彌生、ジャン=ミシェル・バスキアの個展を開催してきた。そして、過去のグループ展でも特に人気があったこのアーティストの個展の開催も、時間の問題だったといえるだろう。 そう村上隆だ。漫画のようにほほ笑む花や、ポップでカラフルな神話の壁画で知られる日本人現代アーティストがこのこの春、ブロードの特別展でフィーチャーされることになった。『Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow』と題された同展は、2022年5月21日(土)にオープンニングを迎え、9月25日(日)まで開催される。 ザ・ブロードが所蔵する村上作品は18点で、今回の個展では、その全てを展示。ザ・ブロードが開館した当時一緒に展示されていた、奇抜な彫刻作品『DOB in the Strange Forest (Blue DOB) 』と幅82フィートの『In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow』が再び観られるほか、巻物に影響を受けた『100 Arhats』も登場する。 © 2014 Takashi Murakami / Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights ReservedTakashi Murakami,  In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow (detail), 2014. Acrylic on canvas. The Broad Art Foundation. さらに、ザ・ブロードでは村上と彼のスタジオであるカイカイキキと協力し、館内に「没入型の環境」を構築するという。どんなものになるのかは、オープニング間近には発表される予定だ。 ザ・ブロードでは、村上展と同じ時期、アメリカ国旗の象徴性を探る展覧会『This Is Not America's Flag』も開催。星条旗の象徴性を唱え、またそれに挑戦してきた20人のアーティストによる作品を展示する。 この展覧会は、2020年夏に起きた人種的正義を求める草の根運動から生まれたもの。紹介されるのはジャスパー・ジョーンズの『旗』、デヴィッド・ハモンズの『African-American Flag』のほか、ローラ・アギラール、ニコール・アイゼンマン、ジェフリー・ギブソン、ハンク・ウィリス・トーマス、アルフレド・ジャール(彼の『A Logo for America』から展覧会名が付いた)の作品など。 © Hank Willis Thomas. Photography by: Flying Studio, Los Angeles, Courtesy the artist and Kayne Griffin, Los AngelesHank Willis Thomas, America, 2021. Mixed media including U.S. flags. The Broad Art Foundation. ブロード創設ディレクターのジョアン・ハイラーは、「これらの展覧会で観られる作品は、社会と環境の深い激変に直面した時の回復、抵抗。美についてさえ語っている」と声明を発表。 「人種差別と新型コロナウイルスとい

Duran Duran, ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Kinky Boots’ top the Hollywood Bowl’s 2022 summer lineup

Duran Duran, ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Kinky Boots’ top the Hollywood Bowl’s 2022 summer lineup

This year marks a pretty big birthday for the Hollywood Bowl, but after looking over its summer schedule we’d call the iconic venue anything but old-fashioned (though, like many of us, maybe a little bit fixated right now on its ’80s and ’90s favorites). The Hollywood Bowl’s 2022 season lineup has arrived, and for the 100th summer of shows at the Hollywood Hills band shell you can expect Ricky Martin backed by the LA Phil, a Duran Duran fireworks finale, a dancey evening with Grace Jones and CHVRCHES, a live score of Back to the Future, appearances by Billie Eilish and Debbie Harry, and a staging of Kinky Boots, among the many, many highlights.  And to celebrate the Hollywood Bowl’s centennial, the LA Phil is staging a free, two-night concert, the 101 Festival, held at both the Bowl and the nearby Ford in June. There are no further details quite yet—expect those to come in early May—but expect big things if the LA Phil’s Katy Perry-headlined centennial celebration from a few years back is any indication. Courtesy Los Angeles Philharmonic ArchivesHollywood Bowl, 1921 Before we dive deeper into the season, we’ll give you a brief rundown on the ticketing process. Right now you can only grab tickets to a show if you subscribe to a genre-specific series of three to eight concerts. “Create your own” packages of three-plus shows will be available soon, on March 15, but ticket sales for individual shows don’t open up until May 3. That all applies to this just-announced slate of LA

A colorful, immersive Takashi Murakami exhibition is coming to the Broad

A colorful, immersive Takashi Murakami exhibition is coming to the Broad

As the Broad has worked its way through solo exhibitions of some of its collection’s biggest stars—from a Cindy Sherman retrospective to a blockbuster Yayoi Kusama show to a gallery focus on Jean-Michel Basquiat—it was only a matter of time before one particularly popular artist in the museum was on deck. Sure enough, Takashi Murakami will be the center of the Broad’s specially ticketed spring exhibition, alongside a concurrent exhibition that explores the symbolism of the American flag. Both will be on display in the museum’s first-floor galleries from May 21 to September 25, 2022. All of the Murakami pieces in the Broad’s collection will be on view in “Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow.” Known for his cartoonish smiling flowers and colorful pop-meets-mythology murals, you’ll be able to see 18 works from the contemporary Japanese artist, including the whimsical DOB in the Strange Forest (Blue DOB) sculpture and the 82-foot-wide In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow—which were both on view together when the museum first opened, as seen above—as well as the scroll-inspired 100 Arhats. © 2014 Takashi Murakami / Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights ReservedTakashi Murakami,  In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow (detail), 2014. Acrylic on canvas. The Broad Art Foundation. In addition, the Broad has worked with Murakami and his studio, Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., to create immersive environments that the museum says it will rev

The Hollywood Sign is getting a Rams makeover this week

The Hollywood Sign is getting a Rams makeover this week

The Hollywood Sign is getting a temporary makeover this week, and unlike the short-lived “HOLLYWEED” and “HOLLYBOOB” pranks, this one’s totally permitted. Starting today, Monday, and through Wednesday, the iconic hilltop sign will read “RAMS HOUSE” to celebrate the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl LVI victory. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the transformation on Sunday night and credited it to a partnership between the City, the Rams, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Hollywood Sign Trust. “What a day in Los Angeles—the Rams are Super Bowl champions,” Garcetti said in a statement. “This town has the best teams and fans in the world, and we can’t wait to show off our L.A. pride with a display that only Hollywood could deliver. Go Rams.” The mayor’s announcement also noted that the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Streets Services, the Department of Recreation and Parks, and the Los Angeles Police Department will be stationed by the sign to monitor and control vehicle and pedestrian traffic. And as is always the case with the sign, it’ll only be viewable during the day, with no nighttime lighting. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cliff & Kajun (@cliff_kajun) As of Monday morning, the transformation appears to be going letter by letter, with a sort-of-camouflage tarp being draped over each existing letter. Assuming the pattern keeps up, you can expect some bits of interim nonsense like “RALLYWOOD,” “RAMSYWOOD” and the very drawn-out “R

Watch this year’s very Compton-inspired Super Bowl halftime show

Watch this year’s very Compton-inspired Super Bowl halftime show

Maybe you watched Super Bowl LVI to see the Rams take on the Bengals. Maybe it was because it was being hosted in Inglewood’s shiny new SoFi Stadium. Or maybe you were just in it for the commercials and halftime show—and the latter certainly didn’t disappoint this year. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak (who could be spotted playing drums) led the halftime show on a very Compton-inspired set at SoFi Stadium. (We’ve included a video of the performance at the bottom of the story.) A recreation of the late-modern Martin Luther King Jr. memorial at Compton City Hall anchored one end of the white block of buildings, with the Compton Courthouse on the other end and a street scene in between of local shops lined by lowriders. You could spot some notable local restaurants, too: a sign for Tam’s Burgers, plus a digital window with Dale’s Donuts visible (not to be confused with Randy’s, though both doughnut-topped spots descend from the defunct Big Donut Drive-In chain). Also spotted: a marquee for Eve After Dark, seemingly inspired by the nearby ’70s club. Musically, it was pretty heavy on turn-of-the-millennium hits. Dr. Dre rose up from a faux home studio at an all-white mixing board for performances of “Next Episode” and “California Love” with Snoop Dogg. 50 Cent unfurled from the ceiling—just like in the music video—for “In Da Club.” Mary J. Blige got crunk up on the roof of the set for “Family Affair” followed by “No More Drama

California is ditching its indoor mask mandate—but not yet L.A.

California is ditching its indoor mask mandate—but not yet L.A.

As Covid cases sharply fall, hospitalizations stabilize and vaccination rates unhurriedly rise (and as, uh, politicians pose maskless at football games), California has decided not to extend its statewide indoor mask mandate. On February 15, California’s statewide indoor mask mandate will expire, which means only unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear masks in indoor public settings. But—because of course there’s a but—this won’t apply quite yet in Los Angeles County, which has its own stricter ordinance in place that predates the statewide one. On February 15, California’s statewide indoor mask requirement will expire.⁰Unvaccinated people must still wear masks in indoor public settings.Cases have decreased 65% since the Omicron peak. Stay vigilant, get vaccinated, get boosted. — Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) February 7, 2022 Just last week the L.A. County Department of Public Health reiterated the metrics required to drop its local mandate, and this week the department further elaborated on—and slightly tweaked—its plan. The short version: We could see the mask mandate for large outdoor events dropped by February 16, and the indoor mask mandate dropped by late March. “Masks provide an essential layer of protection when transmission is high and the vaccine protections have waned,” Public Health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said during a briefing on Thursday. In defending the county’s decision to not drop its indoor mask man

10 things you can buy in L.A. for the price of a Super Bowl ticket

10 things you can buy in L.A. for the price of a Super Bowl ticket

The excitement’s been building for years now over the Super Bowl returning to L.A. for the first time in nearly three decades. Double that once we found out that our very own hometown team would be playing for the Lombardi Trophy. We knew all along that tickets would be expensive—we’re used to that in L.A. (see: the Lakers). I mean it’s one Super Bowl ticket, what could it cost? A couple hundred dollars? Well, as it turns out, thousands. Though the price fluctuates day to day on resale markets, the cheapest possible ticket plus service fees and exorbitantly-priced parking comes out to around $6,000. Alright, so maybe we’ll just be sticking to a watch party instead of seeing the Rams play in person at SoFi Stadium—and saving that six grand we would’ve spent on Super Bowl LVI for these 10 things instead. – Two months of rent on an average L.A. apartment – Nine Magic Key annual passes to Disneyland – A Double-Double a day for three and a half years   Photograph: Jakob N. Layman   – 12 years of anniversary sushi omakase dinners at Nozawa Bar – Three nights at a modernist mansion above Malibu – 2,400 shrimp tacos from Mariscos Jalisco – The entire front two rows of the center mezzanine at Hamilton   Photograph: Michael Juliano   – 82 street sweeping tickets – A private helicopter ride to Las Vegas – A season ticket for the Rams… and Chargers… and Dodgers… and Kings… and LAFC

Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Ye and Swedish House Mafia top the Coachella 2022 lineup

Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Ye and Swedish House Mafia top the Coachella 2022 lineup

Third time’s a charm, right? After having to scrap both its 2020 and 2021 editions due to the pandemic, Coachella’s 2022 return is now right around the corner—and the desert music fest has finally released a full lineup for it. Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Ye (that’s the artist formerly known as Kanye West, in case you stopped caring over these past few years) will headline this year’s fest, which will once again bring identical lineups to two weekends in Indio, April 15 to 17 and April 22 to 24, 2022. Swedish House Mafia is also featured on the poster just as prominently as the other headliners (as is 88rising), though it’s not exactly clear which night they’ll be playing. Courtesy Goldenvoice When Coachella last announced a lineup in 2020, Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott were the headliners. But Ocean has been pushed back to 2023, Rage was initially expect to return but has since fallen off the bill, and Scott has likely been dropped following the death of 10 concertgoers at his Houston fest, Astroworld. Tickets for the first weekend of this year’s long-awaited Coachella are already very much sold out, as 2020 tickets are being honored alongside a remaining batch that went on sale in 2021. There will, however, be a presale for the second weekend starting Friday, January 14 at 10am for a whopping $549, as well as a wait list for the first weekend. If you’re a Coachella curmudgeon balking at the pop-heavy headliners, you may find a bit more to love

California is extending its indoor mask mandate. Here’s how it impacts L.A.

California is extending its indoor mask mandate. Here’s how it impacts L.A.

UPDATE: California announced on Wednesday that it’s extending its indoor mask mandate until February 15. The statewide mandate was initially set to expire after January 15. In addition, the L.A. County Department of Public Health announced that starting January 17, employers will need to provide upgraded masks (like well-fitted surgical ones or N95 or KN95 masks) to employees who work in close contact with others. Our original story from December 13, 2021 appears below. We’ll get this out of the way up top: No, California isn’t imposing another stay-at-home order for the holidays. But the state is rolling out some new public health guidelines, including a couple that will impact already-strict Los Angeles. Due to the uncertainty posed by the Omicron variant and a fear that hospitals could quickly become overwhelmed, California will implement a statewide indoor mask mandate for one month, starting December 15, as well as some tighter recommendations around testing.  California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly announced the changes in a press conference on Monday, citing a 47% increase in case rates of Covid-19 across the state (though he also noted that L.A. specifically has fared relatively better). “As we head into the holidays, where people are mixing with others not normally around… wearing a mask is going to be one of the most important things to get us through this uncertainty,” he said.  The state will make three major changes to its public health guid