Built in Art Deco style, this observatory was constructed in the early 1930s and is a highlight among the landmarks in Southern California. See incredible light shows at the Oschin Planetarium, which puts to use the latest technology. Outside the observatory, you'll find sweeping views of the nearby area that are breathtaking during the day as well as at night. Exhibits and planetarium shows will fascinate visitors. Some visitors might recognize the observatory as the site where the climax of Rebel Without a Cause was filmed. On clear nights take advantage of the free public telescopes to see the stars up close.
Located in beautiful Griffith Park and given to the City of Los Angeles as a gift in 1896, the Greek Theater is an outdoor concert venue you must experience while staying in L.A. Though it can seat more than 6,000 patrons, you may never again enjoy such a truly intimate setting for listening to one of your favorite performers. Surrounded by trees, the space offers outstanding acoustics. Whether you prefer classical music, rock, easy listening or jazz, you'll love this place. Ticket prices vary widely and can often be somewhat expensive. Depending on the time of year, you'll probably want to bring along a sweater or jacket, since you'll be seated outdoors in a city that can get a bit chilly in the evenings. On show nights the box office remains open for 30 minutes before the show.
Since its inception in 1961, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art spanning both history and geography. Today, the museum features exceptionally notable collections of Asian, Latin American, European, and American art and houses a contemporary museum on its campus, Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM). With this expanded space for contemporary art, innovative collaborations with artists, and an ongoing transformation project, LACMA is creating a truly modern lens through which to view its comprehensive fine collection of more than 100,000 works. With this much to explore, it is an ideal spot to spend an entire day at the museum.
Since 1913 Natural History Museum has been delighting people of all ages with entertaining exhibits about our world, both natural and cultural. Visit such wonders as the rarest shark in the world, a zoo full of insects and 20 dinosaur skeletons. Several special exhibits are also presented throughout the year.
After the Palace Theatre was converted for silent films, the Orpheum vaudeville circuit moved here for its remaining years. Like the Los Angeles Theatre, it emulates the opulence of a French palace, with a marble lobby, a gold gilt ceiling, and a rare organ. One of the landmarks in the region, the theatre continues to host multiple events, shows and concerts. Tickets can be booked online or at the box office, one hour prior to the show.
This museum run by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is an important landmark in Little Tokyo. It is one of the three MOCA museums in the city. The spacious establishment has a gallery where exhibitions of renowned artists are hosted and a reading room stocking books. Opened in 1963, it offers more than 40, 000 square feet of exhibition space.
A top-notch facility of the Colburn School, Zipper Hall boasts of high-quality acoustics, making it an ideal venue for holding concerts. With 435 seats, Zipper's capacity may pale in comparison with the larger Walt Disney Concert Hall a block away, but the intimacy makes the aural delights all the more palpable. Apart from concerts, teleconferences, musical events, lectures, meetings; a lot of other events and functions can be accommodated here. The Disney Hall graciously provides parking for Zipper's concert-goers.
National Comedy Theatre started during the 1920s and since then has been offering live entertainment for all age groups. The club also provides stand-up comedy workshops for aspiring artists. Its space was used as an audition ground for Warner Brothers Studio and HBO US comedy. The venue also hosts live musical events and talk shows. The rental space of the club can be booked for any private event or corporate meetings.
Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society is a science fiction members-only club, that has its own set of laws. The club was originally founded in 1934 by Hugo Gernsback, and is today led by Forrest J. Ackerman, a legendary science fiction spokesperson. The club hosts two prestigious science fiction and fantasy conventions, namely, Loscon and Westercon. Meetings at this society primarily feature guest lectures and auctions of science fiction items. There is also a weekly forum called Neverending panel, that holds discussions on science fiction story plots and listens to fan suggestions. There are also regular events hosted, that invite scientists and science fiction writers, and there are also exhibitions held displaying a slew of sci-fi artwork.
The New Collective LA is an acting studio open to all aspiring actors. They provide classes, private coaching, and workshops for all upcoming actors in the showbiz trained by professionals. They also have rental spaces for private events like shows and theater performances by independent production companies.
Located inside the historic Castle Green Hotel and maintained by the Castle Catering, Romanesque Room is a gorgeous event venue. This awe-inspiring ballroom is ideal for any private event involving large numbers of guests but the place has garnered a reputation for being one of the best wedding venues in the city. A carpet flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows that usher in sunlight, artistic Chiavari Chairs and traditional round tables, and a spacious dance floor complete this room. The place can accommodate more than 200 guests and cuisine as well as alcohol is managed by their in-house catering service.