Friday, June 28, 2013

L.A. Conservancy Launches New Website

The Los Angeles Conservancy just launched a new website! In addition to a whole new look-and-feel (and an updated logo!), the site has a number of new features including a map of 400+ Historic Places in Los Angeles.  There is also a special segment on Modern Architecture (part of the Conservancy's educational Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A.) which includes virtual tours, curated guides, and a spotlight on Modern places that are current preservation issues for the Conservancy.

Make sure to stop on by and learn more of the Los Angeles Conservancy!

-Charity Tran, ExperienceLA Editor

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Be Inspired: WriteGirl Write On! Campaign

WriteGirl Write On! Tree
WriteGirl is an excellent organization based in Los Angeles that features an equally excellent cause: empowering teen girls by helping them discover their own voices.  This year, WriteGirl helped 300 teen girls, but there is always more to do!  With their current WriteGirl Write On! Campaign, you can help them launch a new session of creative writing programs and mentoring of teen girls.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

CicLAvia - Iconic Wilshire Boulevard (6/23)

This Sunday, June 23rd from 9AM-4PM, CicLAvia takes over Wilshire Boulevard with their Iconic Wilshire Boulevard route! Highlighted as their "most walkable CicLAvia ever," the route begins at One Wilshire Hub and extends west toward Miracle Mile.  Check out a few guidelines and highlights you can experience along your route! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Before A Fall" at the Hollywood Fringe Festival

Before a Fall is a play that tackles difficult subject matter, but easily pulls the audience into its layers, anxiously making you wait to see the storyline unfold.  Promoted as a "Southern Gothic tale of faith, family, and fear," Before a Fall by Lily Mercer is centered on a small Southern town and a family under the firm grip of Reverend Jack Hawkins, a controlling grandfather and patriarch of a church. 

The play is currently running at the Hudson Theatre, an intimate space that moves the audience through time and space as those on stand, witnesses at Darla's trial, give their testimonies.  We sit as likely jurors, able to see exchanges in the courthouse, the classroom, the church, and the land owned by Reverend Hawkins. 

Friday, June 07, 2013

Summer Outlook: Hollywood Bowl and Ford Theatres

Left: Hollywood Bowl
Right: Pacha Massive performs at Ford Theatres 
Our most recent newsletters offer a glimpse at great upcoming summer events in two of our favorite outdoor venues: The Hollywood Bowl and Ford Theatres.  Check out great events this summer featuring music, theatre, film, dance, and more!

What are you most looking forward to this summer? 

-ExperienceLA Staff