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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for November 28, 2018

November 28, 2018 by Brian Champlin

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Los Angeles at dawn

Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns via flickr cc


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1. [10 a.m.] It’s that time of the year to celebrate the holiday season, which is the main purpose of Fa La Land, a pop up museum at Row DTLA. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of installations like a Jingle Bell Toy Factory and a fluorescent “Fa La Forest.” Fa La Land runs Nov. 18 through Jan. 6, 2019. Happening Tuesdays through Sundays.

2. [4 p.m.] Join the Burrito Project L.A. for a night of preparing making burritos and passing out much-needed supplies for the folks living on the streets of Los Angeles.

3. [5 p.m.The Holiday Light Festival Train Ride at Griffith Park is a festive one mile ride on the tracks with tens of thousands of lights to get you in the Holiday spirit. Running daily Nov 23 through Dec. 23 and then again from December 26 to December 30.

4. [6 p.m.] One of L.A.’s most magical holiday traditions, L.A. Zoo Lights returns November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019 with thousands upon thousands of LED lights illuminating the zoo. This seasonal event runs daily. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

5. [6 p.m.] Sherman Oaks resident Mike Ziemkowski’s elaborate Christmas themed animatronic characters will return once again with Lights on Display a dazzling light show with a playlist of holiday tunes. Free to the public, the 13-minute show runs nightly 6 to 10 p.m. from November 23 through January 1, 2018. FREE

6. [7:45 p.m.IFC Films presents The House That Jack Built, Director’s Cut at the Theatre at Ace Hotel.

7. [8 p.m.] It’s trivia night at Grand Central Market this Wednesday on the Broadway side of the food hall.

8. [9 p.m.Dub Club presents Skatalites/Charlie Organaire/Steady 45s at Echoplex.

9. [various L.A.’s pop-up museum catalogue is growing larger this fall with The Pizza Experience – a multi-sensory pizza themed walkthrough. Explore giant installations, an oversized cheese pool, a pizza hall of fame, pizza theme-flavored snacks throughout, actual pizza slices and more. The Pizza Experience runs through January. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

10. [various] Beautycon is offering a pop up experience titled Beautycon POP from Nov. 16 through Dec. 16 daily featuring immersive galleries, makeup brands, vendors, a salon and other beauty related activities.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $25 tix to Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018 by Brian Champlin

You know what’s handy?

Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Thursday, June 14, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Shakespeare By the Sea Mid Summer Night's Dream

Shakespeare by the Sea in Point Fermin Park. Photo by Brian Champlin


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1. [5 p.m.Mike Shinoda at Amoeba Hollywood (you have to pre-purchase “Post Traumatic” CD in-store for guaranteed admission).

2. [6 p.m.Downtown Art Walk brings art enthusiasts and locals together every second Thursday of each month to take part in gallery tours, shop the art mart and sample nearby food trucks, and experience the overall flavor of the downtown Los Angeles Historic Core.

3. [6:30 p.m.]  Who What Wear brings back Street Style Cinema, their series of free outdoor movie screenings, to The Grove every Thursday evening in June. This week they’ll screen Moulin RougeFREE

4. [7 p.m.]  French-based music label Kitsuné is collaborating with the NoMad Hotel for Kitsuné Afterwork, musical evenings taking place on the rooftop of the elegant, recently opened hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Pat Lok, Allen French and Yacine will kick off the summer session. FREE

5. [8 p.m.] Experience the theatrical version of Douglas Adams’ cult classic novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy when it comes to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts June 14-17. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

6. [8 p.m.Shakespeare By The Sea will once again offer a ten-week program of admission-free performances with two featured productions: The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Winter’s Tale at a variety of venues across the Los Angeles. Kicking off the series is The Merry Wives of Windsor at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. FREE

7. [8:30 p.m.] There is an opening night event for the Cat Art Show at Think Tank Gallery in DTLA.

8. [various] June is California Avocado Month and Grand Central Market in DTLA is the place to be for all things avocado. A select group of chefs have rolled out avocado inspired offerings on their menu just for the month.

9. [various.] Grand Park will host Big L.A. Portrait Gallery from June 7 to July 4, transforming itself into a nighttime art gallery featuring photos by Los Angeles-based artists.  Photography will be projected onto the 100 square-foot wall of the historic L.A. County Hall of Records right in front of Grand Park. Art will be on display nightly from sundown to midnight and is free to the public. FREE

10. [various] Venues such as 2nd Stage, Hudson Theatres, The Broadwater and the Underground Annex Theater will host comedy, ensemble theatre, dance and many more performances during the annual Hollywood Fringe Festival from June 7-24.

DEAL OF THE DAY: Get $2.50 tix to Long Beach Crawfish Festival  (via Goldstar)

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Things To Do

10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for May 13, 2018

May 13, 2018 by Brian Champlin

You know what’s handy?

Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Sunday, May 13, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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View from Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area

View of DTLA from Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area. Credit: Brian Champlin / We LIke L.A.


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1. [10 a.m.RuPaul’s DragCon is three days of art, pop culture and all things drag. Hosted at the Los Angeles Convention Center, visitors can check out vendors, panel discussions, screenings, photo ops with drag stars, lip sync contests, make-up and styling workshops for both men and women.

2. [10 a.m.Echo Park Craft Fair’s Spring Edition at Mack Sennett Studios (May 11-13) features over 120 artists with various ceramic, jewelry, clothing, woodworking and textile design booths.

3. [10 a.m.Speak Easy Yoga at Hotel Indigo in DTLA takes place on Sundays through the end of May where guests will flow through yoga with music from the 1920s.

4. [10 a.m.] The Unique LA Spring Market 2018 returns to the California Market Center on May 12-13 for two afternoons of shopping with over 250 independent designers, artists, and emerging brands.

5. [noon] Take free dance lessons with Debbie Allen, the famed actress/dancer/choreographer, the second Sunday of every month at at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. FREE

6. [noon]  A Tutta Pizza!, a festival dedicated to pizza will feature pizza makers, workshops, cooking demos, “deep dish” conversations, and a lively panel discussion

7. [noon] Mother’s Day Family Fest at Boomtown Brewery.

8. [7 p.m.] The Autry will host Latin Dance Sunday with music from Cal State LA’s award-winning Afro Latin Ensemble. There will be a bar and light refreshments served, select galleries will also remain open for the event.

9. [various]  Free admission dayMuseum of Latin American ArtUSC Pacific Asian Museum (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

10. [various17 Great Spots for Mother’s Day Brunch in Los Angeles.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $32.50 tix to see Paul Simon at the Hollywood Bowl (via Goldstar)

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Things To Do

10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018 by Brian Champlin

You know what’s handy?

Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Monday, April 23, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Urban Lights at LACMA

Urban Lights. Photo Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [7 p.m.] Bring a little meditation to your Monday at the Eastside/Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sitting Group.

2. [7:30 p.m.Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece (author talk and book signing) at LACMA. FREE

3. [8 p.m.] The Moth storytelling event returns to the Regent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles on April 23. The GrandSLAM Championship, featuring the winners of the past 10 Moth StorySLAMS, is a battle of wits and words.

4. [8 p.m.] The Wednesday Addams, Barrio Tiger and Pleasure Burn play at The Satellite. FREE

5. [8 p.m.]  The Unending Thread Residency Night 4 at The Hi Hat.

6. [10 p.m.] The Mint Jam (live soul + blues) at The Mint on West Pico.

7. [various] Take a stroll down the T.V. Hall of Fame Plaza in North Hollywood. Dedicated to television pioneers, you’ll see a 27-foot Emmy Award, a life-sized statue of Johnny Carson and other legends of the small screen in the plaza. FREE

8. [variousCandytopia brings its immersive, oh-so-sweet Insta-friendly experience to Santa Monica, where it will remain till July 4.

9. [various] Visit Virtual Room in Hollywood for a group VR adventure in which you’ll go back in time to ensure a better future.

10. [various] Immerse yourself in eight days of French film, documentaries, and TV shows when the COLCOA French Film Festival takes over the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Hollywood from April 23-30.

DEAL OF THE DAY: Get $15 off tickets to Masters of Taste at The Rose Bowl using promo code WELIKELA18

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Things To Do

10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018 by Brian Champlin

You know what’s handy?

Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Friday, April 20, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Echo Park Lake at Dusk

Echo Park Lake at Dusk. Photo credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [noon] Art duo Dosshaus transforms the Corey Helford Gallery into a flop-house hotel from the 60’s made entirely of recycled cardboard hand painted to look like black & white illustrations. The exhibit houses hundreds of individual pieces including a “Paper-Thin Hotel” with several life size rooms. FREE

2. [6 p.m.] The inaugural WhiskyX event will take place at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport and will feature a live concert from the band Dawes.

3. [7 p.m.420 Fest at The Wiltern featuring a 10th anniversary screening of Pineapple Express

4. [7 p.m.] The Music Center presents StarDust, a celebration of the late great David Bowie through performances by Complexions Contemporary Ballet. The tribute show running April 20 – 22 is part of the 15th season Dance at The Music Center and will feature many of the icons unforgettable hits and glam rock-inspired costumes.

5. [7:30 p.m.] The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage present Dance Theatre of Harlem for two nights (April 20-21) for a thrilling and eclectic program of neo-classical and contemporary ballet.

6. [8 p.m.] This Friday Caltech’s Stargazing and Lecture series returns to Pasadena for a night of outer worldly discussions and some stargazing. FREE 

7. [8 p.m.]  Pacific Opera Project (POP) presents a truly unique an immersive production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, at The Vortex a large warehouse space in DTLA.

8. [variousThe Magic Bus Experience comes to the Reef DTLA April 20-22 for an experience outside the norm. Experience a 60,000- square foot psychedelic wonderland made up of several whimsical environments inspired by marijuana culture just in time for 420. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. [variousSpa Week returns to Los Angeles April 16-22 for its biannual celebration dedicated to improving personal health by simplifying wellness. Every April and October for one week only, hundreds of spas and wellness locations across North America will offer two or three full-service treatments for just $50 each.

10. [various]  See dark tales focused on murder, mayhem, and femme fatales at the 20th Noir City: Hollywood Film Noir Festival at Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood from April 13-22.

DEAL OF THE DAY: Get $15 off tickets to Masters of Taste at The Rose Bowl using promo code WELIKELA18

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for April 14, 2018

April 14, 2018 by Brian Champlin

You know what’s handy?

Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Saturday, April 14, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Los Angeles River

The Los Angeles River, looking towards DTLA. Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [7 a.m.] The Toyota Grand Prix features live street racing, live music concerts, a lifestyle expo, kids kart racing, dancing contests, food trucks and more from April 13-15. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. [9 a.m.] The Great the L.A. River CleaUp kicks off this weekend for the first of three consecutive Saturdays.. Thousands of volunteers will scour different parts of the river, collecting trash and helping to improve the environment.This Saturday volunteers will focus on the Sepulveda Basin / Balboa Sports Complex and Glendale Narrows Riverwalk. FREE

3. [9 a.m.The March for Science returns to Los Angeles on April 14 in support of the environment, healthcare and scientific facts. This celebration will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m and will begin at Pershing Square and end at City Hall. Last year’s event featured various speakers, activities and live entertainment during the expo. FREE

4. [10 a.m.Whale of a Day 2018 at Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes celebrates the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale. Catch a possible view of the whales’ on their journey, enjoy various free, fun-filled activities, like face painting, and games for kids, along with exhibits, food vendors and prizes. FREE

5. [10 a.m.The Earth Day 2018 Community Festival comes to the Joint Administration Office in Whittier on April 14 to celebrate the majestic planet we call home. FREE

6. [10 a.m.The Downtown Burbank Arts Festival returns for its 15th year April 14-15. This free two-day outdoor festival will feature 200 artists, famous Disney animators, interactive experiences, special appearances, and much more. FREE

7. [11 a.m.] Celebrate the art of monsters and movie magic during Monsterpalooza at The Pasadena Convention Center April 13-15. The monster fest will have over 250 exhibitors, screenings, panels and more.

8. [noon]  There’s a Mobile Cat Cafe bringing adoptable kitties to locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. This weekend they’ll be in Brea. No reservations are required but access to the cafe costs $12. The price includes one pastry; one reusable coaster; and either a bottled water, cup of hot coffee, or bottle of cold brew.

9. [6:30 p.m.To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier is a free, three-evening dance event taking place on the Santa Monica Pier from April 13-15.

10. [8 p.m.Picture This!, L.A.’s only live animated comedy show, is back with another free show at The Virgil in East Hollywood. During this show, see standup comics perform as talented animators, cartoonists and artists draw them live. FREE

DEAL OF THE DAY: Street Food Cinema at Expo Park (via Goldstar)

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Happenings

2018 Will Be the Last Year for the Harry Potter Roller Skating Night at Moonlight Rollerway

April 10, 2018 by Brian Champlin
Harry Potter Rollerskating Disco

Harry Potter Night at Moonlight Rollerway. Photo: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

Frequent readers of We Like L.A. have probably seen us mention the annual Harry Potter Roller Skating Night at Moonlight Rollerway. But what you may not realize is that this year’s edition, coming up on August 25, will be the swan song for the event series, with organizers making the decision to wind it down after the seven strong years. So what gives?

Adrienne Aipia is the lead organizer for the Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army, which bills itself as the second largest Harry Potter fan group in the world. Aipia, along with a team of dedicated volunteers, have been responsible for organizing the family-friendly roller night for each of the past seven years. But putting on an event with 1000 attendees is no easy feat, and as the personal and professional responsibilities of the group members have grown, the time allotted for Roller Skating Night has shrunk. Ultimately, it was decided by the group to wrap things up in 2018. Still, it was important that they do it one more time, and try to make it as special as possible.

“We knew we were make going to make it to seven, but we also probably knew it was going to be our last one,” Aipia told We Like L.A. One nice thing about ending on seven: It matches the number of books in the Harry Potter series. In that way, at least, it’s a fitting finale.

So what can you expect at a Harry Potter Roller Skating Night? Guests will enjoy Harry Potter music, merchandise, snacks (including Butterbeer), a raffle, games, and a costume contest. Oh yes, and skating too (if you can manage to stay on your feet). Based on my visit to the event in 2016, I’d argue the best aspect was the attention to detail of the costumes. The costumed / non-costumed crowd was probably split pretty evenly, but those who wore Harry Potter outfits wore them well. If you want to see a bunch of pictures from that night, go here.

Harry Potter Costumes

Photo: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

One aspect that will make this year’s night different is how tickets are sold. In past years a massive line of hopefuls would gather several hours before the event opened hoping to squeak in before the 1020-person max capacity was hit. But this year an online ticketing system is available, which should make coordinating the night easier, and provide peace of mind for those who want to plan attendance in advance.

The final Harry Potter Roller Skating Night will take place on Saturday, August 25 from 8 to 11 p.m. Moonlight Rollerway is located at 5110 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, CA. Admission is $15 and includes skate rental. To purchase advance tickets, visit this link

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Food

A Massive Wood-Fired Pizza, Ice Cream and Beer Spot Opens in Eagle Rock Today

April 4, 2018 by Brian Champlin
Piencone Eagle Rock

Exterior of Piencone. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

A brand new pizza, ice cream, and beer spot opens its doors in Eagle Rock today, slotted on the corner of Colorado Blvd and Shearin Ave. Piencone Pizzeria, Creamery, & Pub is the brainchild of Michelle and Corey Wilton, the husband-and-wife team that owns and operates nearby mainstay Four Café. With a name that suggests three distinct specialities, you’d assume Piencone would be offering something for everyone. Based, at the least, on the sheer size of the restaurant’s layout, the intent is well executed.

The restaurant’s 4,500 square-foot space includes five rooms: A counter-area that greets visitors when they first walk in, the main dining room, a lounge and atrium area, a back patio, and a separate bar area. The patio features six tables and a kids section, while the bar has seating for 14.

In terms of the menu, guests will find an array of starters, vegetable-heavy wood-fired pizzas, craft beer, craft cocktails, and a selection of six seasonally-driven ice cream flavors and two sorbets. Beer options include Made West Pale Ale, Smog City Little Bo Pils, Port Brewing Mongo IPA and Ace Perry Hard Cider. There is also Kombucha available on tap (I can see this being a big deal to some!).

Among the openers are anchovy stuffed fried olives ($4), wood-roasted cauliflower with currants, serrano aioli and curried vinaigrette ($9.50), and wild boar stuffed arancini with lemon parmesan sauce (9). There are eight pizza options including the Honey Pot ($18), topped with Salami Americano, spigarello, sicillian oregano, sheep’s cheese, and fermented aleppo honey, and the Cauli Dreamin ($16) with béchamel, green olives, garlic, breadcrumbs, and grana padano (16).

Green Thumb Pizza

The Green Thumb at Piencone. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

Based on my preview-night sampling, I’d recommend the Green Thumb ($14). The pie comes loaded with greens, tomato, oregano, shaved garlic, cacio de roma, dill and sorrel. The oregano/garlic/dill combo provides a swift punch to the tastebuds, while the chewy crust gives some balance so you’re not overwhelmed.

All of the pizzas are served unsliced, and scissors are provided for guests to cut up their pieces to their own specifications. In terms of portions,  I could have easily taken down one pizza all by myself, but I could see an average meal for two including one appetizer, one pizza, and one scoop of ice cream to share at the end.

Ice Cream Pinencone

Brown Butter Lavender (cone) and Mexican Hot Chocolate (cup). Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

If you’re bringing little ones you’ll  note that kids pizzas are $6.50, and ice cream comes in regular scoops for $5 and kids scoops for $4. Current ice cream flavors are: Vanilla Bean, Maple with house-made Brown Sugar Pop Tart, Brown Butter Lavender, Meyer Lemon Buttermilk, Chocolate Hazelnut, Sesame Caramel, Vegan Coconut Passionfruit Sorbet and Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate.

Piencone Pizzeria, Creamery, & Pub is located at 1958 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles. It is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with the bar open Monday to Thursday from 4 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The restaurant will offer counter service during the day then transition to table service at night.

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Happenings

The Museum of Selfies Opens This Sunday in Glendale

March 30, 2018 by Brian Champlin
Iron Throne of Selfies

Iron throne of made of selfie sticks at the Museum of Selfies. Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah

The Museum of Selfies opens this Sunday in Glendale, and tickets are on sale now. The new, highly Instagrammable pop-up will be here for a limited time only, opening on April 1 and finishing its run on May 31.

Billed as an exploration of the “history and cultural phenomenon of the selfie,” the Museum of Selfies offers an array of installations and exhibits for visitors to both learn about the art of the selfie, and take plenty of their own. Guests can snap photos inside Van Gogh’s bedroom, gawk at the world’s largest selfie stick, and enter  two-sided “bathroom selfie” room that lacks self-reflection (nice opportunity for a bit of trick photography). There is even an iron throne made entirely of selfie sticks. And while there are numerous selfie sticks on display, guests are also strongly encouraged to bring their own (that’s a first for most ticketed experiences I’ve ever heard of). In addition to the photo ops and immersive displays, the museum also features works from various modern artists sharing their creative takes of the selfie phenomenon.

An illusion!

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This new pop-up is the latest in an ever-expanding list of experiences designed, almost explicitly, to bait content-seeking Instagrammers to show up, pay admission, and gram to their heart’s content. With the recent success of The Museum of Ice Cream, Candytopia, The Mermaid Museum, and others, I’m betting the Museum of Selfies has no problem drawing crowds, even with a price that’s north of a premium movie theater ticket.

The Museum of Selfies is located at 211 N. Brand Boulevard in Glendale. It will be open April 1 through May 31, 2018. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.,  Friday and Saturday from from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon  to 8 p.m. Ticket are are $25 and kids under three are free.

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Things To Do

10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018 by Brian Champlin

You know what’s handy?

Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore. Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [10 a.m.] Step inside The Museum of Illusions in Hollywood and find yourself in a classic painting, part of a cartoon, part of current events, inside movies and much more. Highlights include watching the Titanic go down, “climbing” a sheer cliff and other eye popping visuals. Happening all week.  DISCOUNTED via Goldstar

3. [7:30 p.m.Christine Schutt & Kim O’Neil: Dangerous Women & Indecisive Men at the Last Bookstore. FREE

4. [7:30 p.m.]  There’s a free double feature at The Hammer on Tuesday. Charlottesville: Race and Terror and The Great White Hoax followed by a discussion led by Brenda Stevenson, professor and Nickoll Family Endowed Chair in History at UCLA. FREE

6. [7:30 p.m.] The Moth storytelling competition at Los Globos. Tonight’s theme: AFTERMATH.

5. [8 p.m.] Echo Park Dodgeball at the Echo Park Community Center.

2. [8 p.m.] Offbeat Live in Highland Park.

7. [8 p.m.] Live Nation presents Jake Bugg at the Theatre at Ace Hotel.

8. [variousStash House, a new escape room in L.A., will allow you and your friends to get actively involved in a crime drama — with zero chance of going to prison.

9. [various] Visit Virtual Room in Hollywood for a group VR adventure in which you’ll go back in time to ensure a better future.

10. [variousThe VOID’s virtual reality experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is now open in the Glendale Galleria. The “hyper-reality” experience puts players in a 360 virtual world allowing them to touch, smell, and sensing their surroundings.

SPECIAL NOTE: Greenbar Distillery has teamed up with The Burrito Project and a select list of local bars and restaurants, to provide thousands of burritos to those in need in the Los Angeles area. Simply go to a bar on the list and order a CITY Bright gin cocktail from there Greenbar Distillery will donate a burrito to The Burrito Project. Get more info here.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $10 tix to 420 Festival at The Wiltern

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Things To Do

10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018 by Brian Champlin

You know what’s handy?

Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Friday, March 23, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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PCH in Santa Monica

Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [11:30 a.m.WonderCon returns to Anaheim Convention Center March 23-25 for the ultimate comic book convention weekend that also focuses on TV, film, animation, and more.

2. [6 p.m.4th Fridays on 4th Street activates the “Retro Road” business district in Long Beach on the fourth Friday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. through extended hours, dining specials, discounted merchandise, pop up shops, art shows, live music, double decker bus rides and more.

3. [6:30 p.m.] The grand opening of ART Up! will take place at Beyond The Lines Gallery and Event Space in Downtown Los Angeles. The pop-up art show will host four shows in a row, live music, food, drinks and comedy shows.

4. [7 p.m.] The 2018 Latin Food Fest is two days of food, beer & wine booths, celebrity chef demos, a michelada bar, a spirits expo, live performances and more. Happening in Santa Monica March 23-24.

5. [7 p.m.] There’s a Milk Bar Pop-Up at Night + Market Sahm in Venice this Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. Treat yourself to an after-dinner bite of b’day truffles, cookies, crack pie and more

6. [7:30 p.m.Movie Under The Guns is a movie night aboard the Battleship Iowa in San Pedro. Free to the public they’ll screen 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. FREE

7. [ midnight] There’s a Blues Brothers screening in 35mm at the Vista this Friday.

8. [variousThe VOID’s virtual reality experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is now open in the Glendale Galleria. The “hyper-reality” experience puts players in a 360 virtual world allowing them to touch, smell, and sensing their surroundings.

9. [various] In honor of J.S. Bach’s birthday, Bach in the Subways returns to L.A. March 21-25 with free performances at Union Station, North Hollywood, Glendale, and other public venues. The events are highlighted by a 10-hour Bach Marathon at Union Station on March 24.

10. [various] A free, interactive Ready Player One pop-up lands in Hollywood March 18 to April 1. FREE

DEAL OF THE DAY: $10 tix to 420 Festival at The Wiltern

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Fun Stuff, Happenings

This Video Shows Reactions of Angelenos Seeing the Moon Through a 12″ Telescope

March 13, 2018 by Brian Champlin
New View of the Moon

Production still from A New View of the Moon. Photo by Alex Gorosh

In a city of stars sometimes it’s easy to take what’s in the sky for granted. But filmmakers Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet are on mission to make sure we never forget to look up. Through their YouTube channel To Scale: the pair examines the astonishing scale of the universe. Their latest video, titled A New View of the Moon, shows us reactions from Los Angeles locals gazing through a telescope at an up-close picture of the moon’s surface.

For the video Gorosh and Overstreet wheeled a Skywatcher 12″ Dobsonian reflecting telescope (about the size of R2-D2) to numerous well-known L.A. locations, then let random passersby stop in for a look. The telescope, used in conjunction with a 13mm Televue Ethos eyepiece, provided viewers with a 110-degree apparent field of view.

Overstreet appears as host while Gorosh films the encounters and the subsequent reactions. The premise is simple but the result, appropriately soundtracked by Clair de Lune, is powerful (watch below), with many of the viewers in shock and awe of the beauty before their eyes.

“When Wylie first told me the idea, it sounded almost too simple and straightforward. I had no idea how compelling the reactions would be from people,” Gorosh told We Like L.A. over email earlier today. “We made sure to shoot in places around the city that were not only iconic locations but also very diverse, socially and economically. It was amazing to see that regardless of our backgrounds, we all revert to little kids when faced with something so grand and awe-inspiring.”

The newest video was shot in bits in pieces over the course of about 18 months. Gorosh said the ultimate goal was to turn this project into a television show. So far their channel (which only has four posted videos) has received more than 4 million views, with a video on the scale of the solar system amassing the majority of those views.

For their next project the duo will focus on the scale of time, and specifically the age of the earth. No matter where they take it from here, the ability to spark imaginations and share a love of science with others seems to be a clear motivating factor.

“The space/science enthusiasts were obviously delighted but what I really loved were the people who didn’t think it was going to be very cool and then they were blown away.” Gorosh said. “People that literally couldn’t believe their eyes.”

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