Things to do in Los Angeles
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LA's truly world class museums are housed in this complex. Take in the modern art in the Anderson bldg, and the permanent collection, but don't neglect the Japanese Pavillion with it's nautilus design
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This remodeled Observatory long hosted Laserium Lightshows. Now there's a Jules Verne theme and a host of cool, nerdy, kid-friendly exhibits. Check out the park while you're here. And the views!!
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This 1920's old-school movie house is an architectural gem. Constructed on the site where DW Griffith filmed Intolerance, pieces of the Babylonian set were unearthed in the 90s out back! First run.
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The best in local and touring bands and the friendliest bouncers at this local dive-bar nightclub. Cheap cover charge and drinks, smoking patio, Free on Mondays when there's residencies.
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Popular Italian Bistro fare w bakery items. Specializing in pasta, deep dish and thin crust pizzas named after local streets. The bread pudding is famously made from 3 flavored croissants and custard.
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Really fresh fare. Try the Daily Dozen for around $20. Fills up quickly as soon as it opens. The upstairs bar has a smaller menu than the main space downstairs, but great ambiance and you can get in!
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The granddaddy of record stores. Inescapable. Wednesdays and Thursdays they have free in-store appearances by rock artists. Upstairs is a treasure trove of movies. New and used vinyl, tees, CDs, DVDs.
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Another Hollywood institution, this Jewish deli has everything a diner could offer, and a decent bakery for later. I like the Downtowner, a Pastrami and Swiss on Rye w Russian dressing and sauerkraut.
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The best people watching, shopping and bike trail all in the same dozen blocks. The newly built skate park is free, popular w Dog Town, Z-Boy types. Bring your swim suit, stay till after 7pm traffic.
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The locals love this place because it's part liquor store, part pub. You can order craft beers here you'll never see anywhere else, and sip it in the lounge. Order pizza from LA Pizza next door.
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THE place to grab breakfast, this venerable institution has been here forever. Newly hipsterized, with a good brunch-y vibe. Start your Echo Park crawl here, and work your way south.
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Larger touring rock bands will gig here when they're too popular to play clubs. This 1920's Deco Theatre is an architectural gem. Expensive drinks but decent sound. Grab seats on the floor. Search
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Downstairs from the Echo, this venue hosts larger crowds for bigger drawing acts. Wed night is Dub Club, popular w the locals. Live music venue good sightlines and sound. Sun afternoons free gigs.
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If you're looking for old-school French cuisine, this prix-fixe institution features 6-course meals presented by professionals for around $35-40 per dinner. Some of the rooms in back host rock gigs.
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If you're going to eat a burger in LA, this is one of the great slabs. A combo incl. house made fries, grass-fed burger w foodie toppings selection and craft beer runs $21, and worth it. Next to Wacko
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The permanent collection alone is worth the price of admission, but don't forget to check out the gift shop! Search online for the rotating exhibit, and the sister museum in Little Tokyo 10 bks east.
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This pizza joint offers New Orleans-style Italian with specialty toppings like Andouille sausage. Expect a spicier pizza. Next door to the Echo, so go to both, or just order from the bar- delivered.
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Formerly Spaceland, the now legendary live music venue where everyone who's anyone wants to play. Also free on Mondays, as are all the Silver Lake-Echo Park live music venues. Open 7 days always good.
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Looking for cheap, strong drinks? This local Mexican dive bar has recently been taken over by hipsters. LED lighting and mirrored walls- ASK for the free tacos when you order drinks. Yes, free.