Friday, October 28, 2011's "Epic Ticket Giveaway": IMMORTALS World Premiere presented in RealD 3D has been generously provided 4 pairs of tickets to giveaway to the 'IMMORTALS' world premiere presented in RealD 3D. The film is directed by Tarsem Singh and stars Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, Freida Pinto, John Hurt and Mickey Rourke. The premiere takes place at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live on Monday, November 7th at 7:30PM.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Multi-sensory night: The Los Angeles Bach Festival Prism Concert

I came for the lights and I got a whole lot more. Last friday night, I headed to the Prism Concert of the 78th Annual Los Angeles Bach Festival with expectations of fancy technical artistry with lights, but came out with a full appreciation of Bach's musical genius - and much more!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Transit Space combines skateboarding and dance

(Photo by Randall Bass)
When I first heard about L.A.-based and world-renowned Diavolo Dance Theater's resident project at the Music Center, I knew I had to learn more. Skateboarding and dance - how does that work? Similar to MOCA's summer exhibit, Art in The Streets, Transit Space takes an American subculture sometimes frowned upon, and injects it into the world of - for lack of a better word - highbrow art.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The World Comes to Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Truly, the best thing about working with is all the amazing and exciting events we come across on a daily basis. Especially as a new mom, many of these events have taken on new meaning for me as they provide an opportunity to share an experience with my young daughter and witness her reaction as she takes in the world.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cirque du Soleil: IRIS at the Kodak Theatre - Fantastic Fantasy in Reel-ity

Acrobatic feats with special effects live camera feed in
the background are what make this show stand out!
I’ve been a long-time Cirque du Soleil fan, but always seem to miss the touring shows. Now that IRIS – the Los Angeles resident Cirque du Soleil show at the Kodak theatre – is in town, I jumped at the chance to see it. This time, I brought a friend, and newbie to Cirque du Soleil shows, and we had a blast.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Meanwhile Back at Cafe du Monde...

Meanwhile Back at Cafe du Monde on Bites and Booze Radio Show
Sometimes the ExperienceLA blog becomes ExperienceLouisiana when there is a Los Angeles connection, and "Meanwhile, Back at Cafe du Monde..." straddles both LAs. Producer and creative director Peggy Sweeney-McDonald is from Louisiana and lives in Los Angeles. On Wednesday she taped a talk radio show with Jay Ducote for radio and Internet broadcast on the Bites and Booze show for Saturday 3 pm west coast time to discuss the upcoming performance of Meanwhile Back at Cafe du Monde... at Boutin's in Baton Rouge that features a local cast of chefs and personalties connecting with food.

Also in the broadcast booth and on part of the Baton Rouge cast was General Russel Honore who played such a pivotal role during Katrina coordinating military relief efforts. Calling into the show was Paul Arigo, CEO for Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Bureau., who is also part of the Baton Rouge cast. I was in the broadcast booth taking pictures.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

CicLAVia Photos

I just happened to be near a part of the the CicLAVia route on Sunday.  It was a great turn out of all ages, pedestrians, and cyclists alike.  Check out the photos below!

CicLAViaCicLAVia Stop and Stare

"TwEat" to win tickets to exclusive after party with nation's best chefs

A chance to hang out with some of the country's top chefs? No, this is not some new reality chef show, and you won't need to prepare any special dishes. All you need is a Twitter account and follow @experienceLA to enter our "TwEat to Win" ticket giveaway! Read on for details.

Monday, October 10, 2011

L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Stand: A Decadent Chefs Cookout

In the world of art and culture (and especially here in Los Angeles), we encounter many things that inspire us. At, we've recently been inspired and touched by the story of one little girl, Alexandra "Alex" Scott. (Details on how you can donate and help XLA raise funds are at the end of this story)

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Rainy Day L.A. (Photos)

Oh L.A. - when it rains, it pours.when traffic is concerned.  But the shift from sun to rain can be pretty spectacular and we have some photos from our ExperienceLA Flickr Pool to prove it!


Rain Splatter LA by intellichick

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

A retrospective of Los Angeles arts and artists (Pacific Standard Time: Art In L.A. 1945-1980)

One of the largest collaborative art projects in Southern California officially kicked off last weekend. Pacific Standard Time: Art In Los Angeles 1945-1980 is a long overdue project that celebrates Los Angeles' contribution to and impact on the arts and popular culture. Over 60 museums and cultural venues are joining forces across Southern California (from Berkeley to San Diego) to share with the world the significant works, artforms and artists that this era in L.A. has produced.