Thursday, September 30, 2010

Last Minute Giveaway: An Evening With Sutton Foster

We have a last minute giveaway to the following event!

HOW TO ENTER (Three Options):
  1. Comment on this entry...
  2. Comment on this post on Facebook...
  3. @reply us on Twitter (hashtag: #xlasuttonfoster)...

    ...with why we should pick you!  Whatever fits your social media fancy and saavy.  A winner will be selected by the end of today (Thursday, September 30th)!

One night only: Monday, October 4

From her Tony Award-winning turn in Thoroughly Modern Millie to her Tony-nominated performances in The Drowsy Chaperone and Shrek: The Musical, Sutton Foster is one of the most in-demand musical theatre performers in the world.

Reprise Theatre Company is especially excited to welcome Ms. Foster to their stage before she joins the Roundabout Theatre Company’s landmark revival of Anything Goes as Reno Sweeney next year.

Monday, October 4 at 8:00pm
Reprise Theatre Company
Freud Playhouse at UCLA
Tickets Available through Ticketmaster

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-ExperienceLA Staff

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Signs of L.A. Contest Winning Photo: July 4, one more

July 4, one more
Congratulations to our Signs of L.A. Contest Winner, Karol Franks for her winning entry entitled "July 4, one more"!

Karol received a 4-pack of tickets to the star studded opening night of the world premiere musical Leap of Faith on October 3rd at the Ahmanson Theatre.

About Leap of Faith:
You’ll be dancing in the aisles when con man Jonas Nightingale brings his gospel-charged tent revival to rain-starved Kansas. Four-time Tony Award-nominee Raúl Esparza and Golden Globe Award-nominee Brooke Shields will star in this world premiere Broadway-bound new musical.

Friday, September 24, 2010

This Week's Newsletter: Get Moving!

Don't miss this week's issue - Get Moving! Start the new Fall season right by checking out our Bus Tours and Walking Events.

  • ExperienceLA's bright lights with MONA Neon Cruise.
  • See what kind of surprises unfold as you compete in LA's CityRace, which feature a series of intriguing clues that lead you through some of the oldest and newest areas of Los Angeles.
  • Win Tickets!
    • Check out the NewFilmmakers LA Film Premiere Screening Event at the Sunset Gower Studios
    • Witness LA Phil Presents Pavement, Sonic Youth, No Age at the Hollywood Bowl
    • The play Beast on the Moon at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre
  • Last Call!
    • Enter our "Signs of L.A." Contest and win tickets to "Leap Of Faith"!
Find out about these events and more in this week's newsletter!

-ExperienceLA Staff

Movie Review: LET ME IN is THE RIGHT ONE

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of seeing LET ME IN (opening October 1st, 2010), a remake of the Swedish vampire horror film, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. For a fan of horror and different cultures, I thoroughly enjoyed the original, and found that this new film holds up very well to its predecessor, and even upped it a few notches on the "horror movie" scale. After watching the original, I was yearning for more freaky vampire action, and certainly got it with LET ME IN.

Mosley vs. Mora

The young rising star El Canelo (the cinnamon-colored one) Saul Alvarez knocked out his opponent Carlos Baldomir in the 6th round. The punch that sent Baldomir to the canvas brought forth a rain of beer from an overzealous fan unto to us in the media. Magic Johnson, Ron Artest of the Champion Lakers, Sugar Ray Leonard, funny man Eddie Murphy were among the others in attendance; Sergio Mora vs. Sugar Shane Mosley of course being the main attraction of the evening had the near capacity crowd as enthusiastic as those who had attended the Madison Square Garden first bout between Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Reminder! Signs of L.A. Photo Contest (Closes 9/26)

Our "Signs of L.A." Photo Contest is still going and we've got some great entries!  The contest will close September 26th, so enter today!  Check out our contest details on this blog post.  The winning photographer will receive a 4-pack of tickets to the star studded opening night of the world premiere musical Leap of Faith on October 3rd at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Want to check out the competition?  See the current entries below!  Remember to tag your Flickr photos with xlaleapoffaith!

-ExperienceLA Staff

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Winner of the Transit Flicks Video Contest

The Source recently announced the Grand Prize Winner for the Transit Flicks Video Contest: Faye Kingslee's “The Heartbeat of LA”. Kingslee, an actress who is a frequent rider of the Metro Red Line, shot and produced the 2-minute video that gained the most votes from the public. As the Grand Prize Winner, Kingslee will recieve a free EZ Transit pass valid for a whole year.

To learn more about the contest and the winner, go to The Source.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A matter of civic pride

Typically, our XLA blog recounts our staff members' L.A. experiences, or we'll inform you of upcoming, fun events and things to do in and around Los Angeles. Occasionally, we'll provide information relevant to L.A. that's not necessarily about an event, but might include some useful tips for our fellow Angelenos.

And while we are huge supporters of taking public transit as much as possible, we understand that a car is still necessary in some circumstances in L.A. Which brings me to my latest L.A. experience: the broken parking meter. Recently I was meeting a friend at one of our favorite cafes in Studio City. I parked at a meter only to discover it was flashing the "Failed" warning at me.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Photos: Los Angeles Times Celebration of Food & Wine

If you weren't able to catch our photos on Facebook and our updates on Twitter, check out photos from our coverage of the Los Angeles Times Celebration of Food & Wine from our Flickr Pool.

-ExperienceLA Staff

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Heat up the weekend before it cools down

Our latest XLA poll asks what folks are doing to close out the summer (how quickly summer came and went). If you're still undecided, here's an idea: this Friday night is the last night of Active Arts at the Music Center's Dance Downtown. Spice up your weekend by starting it off with a lesson in the Brazilian dance, Samba! (Photo courtesy of Mike Falcon)

Friday, September 03, 2010

This Week's Newsletter: Hot Hot Hot

Don't miss this week's issue - Hot Hot Hot. Check out the hot events to end your summer!
  • Brazilian cultural events like Katia Moraes at The Grand Annex and J.A.M. Sessions - Samba Escandalo.
  • Win tickets to Beast on the Moon.
  • Win tickets to Venice.
  • ...and last but not least, enter our "Signs of L.A." Photo Contest!  Enter your photos of iconic, funny, or interesting signs in LA and win a 4-pack of tickets to the star studded opening night of the world premiere musical Leap of Faith on October 3rd at the Ahmanson Theatre
Read our Newsletter: ExperienceLA Issue 337: Hot Hot Hot.
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-ExperienceLA Staff

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Signs of L.A. Photo Contest - Win "Leap of Faith" Tickets!

LA Dodgers Sign
We're looking for your photos of iconic, funny, or interesting signs in Los Angeles! The winning photo will be featured on ExperienceLA's blog, newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.  The winning photographer will receive a 4-pack of tickets to the star studded opening night of the world premiere musical Leap of Faith on October 3rd at the Ahmanson Theatre.