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Sleepless

Bedtime is for babies. Come party at Walt Disney Concert Hall for Sleepless: The Music…

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LINCOLN THE GREAT DANE

With four legs planted firmly on the ground, he stands tall and sturdy. His muscles…

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NEIHULÉ SALON

Never underestimate the incredible value of sincere and reliable customer service. As soon as you…

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FYF and Goldenvoice Bring Interpol to LA State Historic Park

The return of LA State Historic Park is bringing a lot more than grassy hills…

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AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY BALLET

Scintillating conversation, hands-on history lessons, and bottomless wine are most likely not what you picture…

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Voyager

It’s a refreshing experience to shop at a store in the Arts District that isn’t…

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SHOW + TELL

When you first walk in the door you’re greeted with a crisp, open space. You’ll…

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Nail Box

Nailbox Los Angeles isn’t your ordinary nail salon. With pink spa chairs, marble tables, copper…

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DOWNTOWN DANCE & MOVEMENT

No, running away from your problems doesn’t count as cardio. But dancing them away does…

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Eternally Even

For My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, recording the politically conscious Eternally Even and releasing…

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The Vortex Dome

A fifty-foot-wide industrial igloo sits within the Los Angeles Center Studio housing a secret enclave…

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The Well

In Downtown LA, it’s almost become the standard for nothing to be exactly what it…

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Concerts we’re looking forward to

Lapsley The Mayan | The Stocking Frame You should start getting used to this raspy,…

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HAUSER WIRTH & SCHIMMEL

A new complex, its exterior pristine-white and auspicious, has taken over nearly an entire block…

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AIRBNB OPEN

This month, our little corner of the city will host the largest festival of travel…

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Secret Walls x Downtown LA

Formerly in London, Tokyo, and Berlin the travelling illustration battle that’s been coined the ‘fight…

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A Day at the Museum(s)

It’s not often that world-class arts and cultural organizations open their doors to spotlight their…

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The Swedes take the Shrine

Seekers of the good life have always adored the Nordic states for their high quality…

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Pop Obscure Records

Technology-averse Millennials rejoice: lying among the unassuming establishments of Los Angeles Street is a place…

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Bradbury Building

It’s the year 1892 in Downtown Los Angeles, and the daunting, sea captain-turned-mining tycoon Lewis…

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Walka Walka Dog Walkers

“I want a dog, but I’m too busy” is a phrase often heard amongst our…

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The Good Liver

In Downtown, well-curated shops with highly ‘grammable goods are a dime a dozen. In fact,…

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Mast

The first stop of the Mast Chocolate Factory tour is an introduction to chocolate in…

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THE STRONGHOLD CLIMBING GYM

Walk into Stronghold Climbing Gym, and you may be in awe of the scene. What…

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TEG

For many aspiring fashion designers, Downtown LA is a tremendous resource built from a solid…

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City of Angels Boxing

It’s been said the answer to simplicity is subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.…

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Union Station’s Best

There’s an old, lost world, breathing its final breath out there, you know? A world…

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TEASE, IF YOU PLEASE!

A lot of souls have passed through the Globe Theatre. Since its opening over a…

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CINDY SHERMAN AT THE BROAD

Since the inception of the first permanent image in 1826, and the subsequent domination of…

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INNER-CITY ARTS

It’s easy to sound hyperbolic when explaining a place like Inner-City Arts. There’s a specialness…

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Give a Bike. Change a Life.

Give a Bike. Change a Life. It’s very simple, really. Never ones to shy away…

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Little Tokyo Concert Series

Get your festival fix this summer at the Little Tokyo Concert Series, which showcases gifted…

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Skingraft

An urban-fetish mix of Ishioka and McQueen, the world of Skingraft is a modern-primitive wasteland…

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Prey Taxidermy

Long considered a dusty, antiquated, and macabre craft, Allis Markham and her team at Prey…

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Eastern Columbia Building

During the past 21 issues, we’ve seen and covered a lot of Downtown. From City…

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MAMA Gallery

It is difficult today, amidst the seemingly endless arrival of sophisticated commercial enterprises, to imagine…

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Lethal Amounts

It all started with a tattoo. “I had no idea what I was going to…

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Caravan Book Store

Steps from the storied Millennium Biltmore Hotel exists an ode to the literary word. From…

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The Order

When Cole Seigel had a chance to save the beleaguered Crimson Unicorn Tattoo Parlor on…

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Hedley & Bennett

It seemed like a bit of fun at first. Ellen Bennett wanted to look good…

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Heath Satow Sculpture

Like stalagmites hidden in the wreckage of a capsized boat, Heath Satow’s sculptures stand as…

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Lucky Wheels

As transportation and infrastructure in LA becomes a more contentious conversation by the day, the…

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MOCA Store

“This is a place where you can touch stuff,” says Kim O’Grady, Director of Retail…

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Adele at The Broad

Very few people can make hearts flutter and hair raise with a single note. Now,…

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Sneak Peek

Last week we were given an exclusive sneak-peek at 71Above’s new space atop the US…

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The Smell

The raw sounds of a young band tuning their instruments on stage begins, as a…

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Austere

Austere is very orderly, and unequivocally Scandinavian. Not exclusively a shop nor gallery, what hits…

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Caveman Vintage Music

Every morning before work, Eric Stollsteimer wakes up with his wife, makes a pot of…

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Ace Hotel

When Ace Hotel took residence in the historic United Artists Theatre and office buildings on…

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Skid Row Housing Trust

Despite Downtown’s unprecedented boom, Skid Row has been the one constant that represents our economy’s,…

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Andrew Bain

At 37, Andrew Bain has traveled the world as a professional French Horn player since…

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Formerly Yes

About a block south of Ace Hotel is Downtown’s newest neighbor — the carefully curated…

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Prism DJs

It’s lunchtime at Wurstkuche and the German eatery is packed with diners. At the bar,…

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Grand Ave Arts: All Access

A historic day for DTLA, as all 11 partners of the Grand Ave Arts will…

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HALLOWEEEN

  CreepLA  718 E Jackson St. — www.creepla.com Set in an abandoned warehouse, CreepLA provides a…

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Low End Theory

Nestled in the heart of the Arts District is the alternative music label and distributor,…

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Bob Baker Marionette Theater

A white, windowless building armed with barbed wire is nestled between dusty parked cars and…

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Farmacia y Botanica Million Dollar

At Broadway and 3rd you’ll spot a corner pharmacy that’s got one foot in Downtown…

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Chelsea Wolfe

I had the opportunity to chat with Chelsea Wolfe over cocktails at Sonny’s Hideaway, about…

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Matthew Barney at MOCA

Videography by Havens Creative This month The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will launch it’s most…

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The Blue Room

Downtown is home to three of the most storied, prestigious, and exclusive private clubs in…

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Howard Griffin Gallery

Walking through Downtown’s Gallery Row you’ll encounter plenty of beautifully curated galleries. Some will gently…

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Electric Dusk Drive-In

Everyday in the life of your car seems the same. Mornings, your car trundles down…

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These Days

The intersection at Los Angeles and Winston feeds you visual slices of downtown’s gnawing grit…

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Fort

In an outer vein of downtown, one that has yet to be fully pumped with…

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East Side Moto Babes

The East Side Moto Babes, an all-female motorcycle club, are not trailblazers. “Women have always…

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Type Downtown

Sonny Mouneu understands paint. “I started off painting motorcycles, doing custom paint on Harleys and…

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Hughes Estate Sales

The Arts District is a vibrant nest of businesses catering to a culture of weekenders.…

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Onizuka Tattoo

Like most of downtown’s treasures, Onizuka Tattoo doesn’t boast. The shop is nondescript, tucked in…

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Pskaufman Footwear

Pskaufman shoes will bring an end to many a sole-searching–their philosophy is that their shoes…

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Rotelli Cyclery

Entering Rotelli Cyclery is like stepping into a two-wheeled treasure chest. Bike designs inspired by…

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Olde Good Things

Olde Good Things is an architectural antique store located near the industrial end of downtown,…

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Tease If You Please

It’s a Friday night – you’re dressed to the nines and you search through two…

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The Regent Theatre

When Mitchell Frank was looking for a theatre venue in 2006, the landscape of downtown,…

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Jack’s Wholesale

Behold a Promise Land for a craving sweet tooth, a super warehouse to challenge all…

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Alchemy Works

Each experience at Alchemy Works renders a unique encounter with the merchandise at hand. While…

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Artists & Fleas

There’s an attractive crowd spilling onto the sidewalk in front of an old truck service…

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Christian Thomas

Christian Thomas sits in a low armchair in his loft while his three-year-old daughter playfully…

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LA Depicted

Public transportation is not Downtown’s strong suit. While we have buses and a metro system,…

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Lot, Stock & Barrel

Lot, Stock and Barrel is a rad uncle’s closet. From vintage concert t-shirts to letterman…

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A Drone’s Eye View of Downtown Los Angeles

A city once in ruin and now in renaissance, Downtown Los Angeles welcomes all to…

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An Art Colony Shaped

Peering out Me Like Clay’s fifth story studio one sees views of Downtown LA’s industrial…

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The Last Bookstore

A young man wanders through the aisles of the second floor of The Last Bookstore,…

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Downtown’s Demographics

52,400 DOWNTOWNERS 5,000 Apartments underway. Lock in the deals. 44% Vacancy – We saved you…

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Hello Kitty Con 2014

Happy Birthday, Hello Kitty. There are hobbies and then there are obsessions. Hiking a few…

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LA Depicted: Blade Runner

There is much to surrender to the imagination when it comes to science fiction movies,…

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LA’s Original Flower Market

Hidden within the bustling concrete jungle of Downtown blooms a rainbow-bright urban oasis — the…

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Tanner Goods

This is not the typical leather goods shop, selling clothes for Wyatt Earp, and smelling…

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