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Come get your glide on this holiday season at Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square, celebrating its 17th season for fun in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, open everyday November 13, 2014 through January 19, 2015. 

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Nothing compares to the picture perfect setting of ice skating under the sun and stars surrounded by towering skyscrapers and historical landmarks at LA’s largest outdoor skating rink with the smallest admission price.

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The newly renamed rink kicks off the winter season with a host of free community events for the coolest place with the hottest holiday happenings. With free events like DJ Thursday nights, skating exhibitions, a Snoopy on Ice Showcase, “Single in the City,” and “Polar Bear Skate” theme skating sessions, and more,  there is always something guaranteed to engage and entertain.

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The rink is easily accessible by car, bus or Metro (Pershing Square stop). Underground discount parking is available with rink validation. A partnership with Metro and Metrolink allows riders to receive a $1 skating session discount by showing their Metro/Metrolink transit receipt/pass.

WHAT: Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
WHEN: November 13, 2014 through January 19, 2015
WHERE: 532 South Olive Street | Los Angeles 90012

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $9 per person for a one-hour skating session | Skate Rental: $3 (figure/hockey)

CONTACT INFO: (213) 624-4289

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Experience holiday nostalgia at Yuletide Cinema featuring two classic holiday movies and fa la la festivities at the luxurious historic Palace Theater in Los Angeles! Stand in awe at the 100-year-old frescos on the ceiling and get in the Christmas spirit! Yuletide tradition is in the air with two different events in one day: a special matinée of the Christmas classic A Christmas Story and an evening presentation of ELF

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Before the movie, get your cameras ready for a live visit from Santa himself! Are you on Santa’s list this year? Well you’ll know for sure at the North Pole station where Santa’s Elves can check Santa’s big book to see if you’ve been bad or good and get your very own “Naughty or Nice” certificate. Explore and indulge in holiday treats like delicious gourmet popcorn, warm chestnuts, and more! Elves will be handing out free candy canes with every purchase. Need a more adult moment? Then grab a glass of wine, beer or eggnog up in the adults only refreshment area. Sugarplum wishes and good tidings everywhere. Come one, come all, to the greatest Holiday movie event of all! 

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WHAT: Yuletide Cinema At The Historic Palace Theatre
WHEN: Saturday, December 6, 2014 | A Christmas Story Doors 3:00 pm Movie 4:30 pm | ELF Doors 6:30 pm Movie 8:30 pm
WHERE: Downtown Palace Theatre | 630 South Broadway | Los Angeles, CA 90014

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: (626) 449-6840

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Regret and sibling rivalry fan the flames of laughter in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mash-up that equally tickles both the casual theatregoer and the ardent student of the Russian classics. Melancholy turns into mayhem when Vanya and his sister Sonia—along with their clairvoyant housekeeper Cassandra—are paid a surprise visit by Hollywood star sibling Masha and her twenty something boy toy Spike in a play by Christopher Durang.

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Since it opened in 1967 the Mark Taper Forum has been honored for its development of new plays and voices for the theatre and for its continuing commitment to serve the broadest possible audience. It has received virtually every theatrical award including the 1977 special Tony Award for theatrical excellence.

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WHAT: Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike 
WHEN:
January 29 – March 9, 2014
WHERE:
Mark Taper Forum | 135 North Grand Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90012

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: 

CONTACT INFO: (213) 628-2772

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CivLAvia: Heart Of LA

September 18, 2013 — Leave a comment

CicLAvia: Heart of LA returns to the streets that started it all, explore downtown Los Angeles on bike, foot, stroller, and many more creative means of locomotion. The Heart of LA route follows in the footsteps of their first five events and helps Angelenos rediscover the origins of the City of Angels. Whether you’ve ridden these streets before or are new to CicLAvia, the Heart of LA route promises something new to discover.

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CicLAvia makes the streets safe for people to walk, skate, play, and ride a bike. There are activities along the route. Shop owners and restaurants are encouraged to open their doors to people along the CicLAvia route.

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Have a problem with your bike? Stop by any one of the five hubs along the route to see a bike technician… for free! However, please make sure to service your bike prior to coming to CicLAvia. Our free bike repair is only for minor repairs: tire pumping, popped chains, etc. Please do not come to CicLAvia expecting to get a full service repair.

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All pedestrians are welcome at CicLAvia. You may either walk in the streets to the right of the bicyclists or on the sidewalks. If you’re in the street, stay to the right and move to the sidewalk if you feel that there are too many bicycles in the street at any given time.

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Here is the route:

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Ciclovías started in Bogotá, Colombia, over thirty years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Now they happen throughout Latin America and the United States, connecting communities and giving people a break from the stress of car traffic. The health benefits are immense. Ciclovías bring families outside of their homes to enjoy the streets, our largest public space in the city.

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In Los Angeles we need CicLAvia more than ever. Our streets are congested with traffic, our air is polluted with toxic fumes, our children suffer from obesity and other health conditions caused by the scarcity of public space and safe, healthy transportation options. CicLAvia creates a temporary park for free, simply by removing cars from city streets. It creates a network of connections between our neighborhoods and businesses and parks with corridors filled with fun.

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Watch a video here.

WHAT: CivLAvia: Heart Of LA
WHEN:
Sunday, October 6, 2013 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
WHERE:
Downtown Los Angeles

DETAILS: Open to the public and free of charge

CONTACT INFO: info@ciclavia.org or (213) 355-8500

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Reach for the sky and climb nearly 1,700 stairs to the top of the West Coast’s tallest building during the 20th Annual Stair Climb for Los Angeles! Each step you take benefits the impactful work of the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA and helps raise vital funds to support critical programs for children, teens, families, and seniors in the community.

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Climb up for a thrilling vertical race or step at your own pace. Just like the mission of Y programs, you will focus your energy upwards and feel a huge sense of accomplishment! Plus, you, friends, and family are sure to enjoy a great day filled with climbing, music, food, firefighters, and fun at the Race Expo.

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During this incredible annual event, participants from around the country race up 1,500 steps to the top of the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown LA in support of Ketchum YMCA’s community programs.

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Four-person teams combine their strength to conquer the tallest building West of the Mississippi, followed by public safety personnel in full uniform and the individual category as well.

Stair climbs are growing in popularity in Los Angeles as fundraisers

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During and after the race, participants, friends, family, and downtown employees gather for the Race Expo celebration and awards ceremony on Hope Street and Hope Place.

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WHAT: YMCA Stair Climb For Los Angeles
WHEN: Friday, September 27, 2013 | 12:00 pm
WHERE: US Bank Tower | 633 West 5th Street | Los Angeles, CA 90071

DETAILS:

Fundraising minimums:

  • Individual – $125
  • Four-Person team – $500
  • High-Rise Hero Individual – $25
  • High-Rise Hero Teams – $100

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