Kick Off 2021 With A Fresh Perspective
New Year, New View. It’s time to start 2021 with a fresh outlook and renewed sense of adventure. Take advantage of the beautiful weather to discover new places and experiences to safely explore near The Pearl. There’s nothing like an immersive outdoor art space, drive-thru entertainment, or a new fitness activity to see the world through a different lens. This January, LA is crystal clear with exciting sights, sounds, and sensations just waiting for you to enjoy. Many venues require tickets to be purchased in advance. Check websites for health guidelines and other details.
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
New views await in the The Huntington’s Chinese Garden. Visitors can now explore an additional 13 acres of gardens and pavilions in the newly expanded Liu Fang Yuan, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. In 1903 Henry E. Huntington purchased the San Marino Ranch, a working ranch with citrus groves, nut and fruit orchards, alfalfa crops, a small herd of cows, and poultry. Today, the estate is home to 16 spectacular themed gardens spread across 120 acres, including Desert Garden, Camellia & Rose Gardens, Japanese Garden, Jungle Garden, and Herb Garden. The gardens are open but galleries remain closed. All visitors, including Members must reserve tickets online in advance.
8500 Beverly Blvd. #656
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Museum of Dream Space (MODS) has reopened with special safety guidelines. MODS is the first museum mainly exhibiting digital art in the United States. The design concept of MODS is inspired by art design from renowned artist Yayoi Kusama (famous for infinite rooms) and the development of digital art. The aim of MODS is to provide an immersive, magical and unique art appreciative experiences to the visitors. The uniqueness of MODS is to break the limitation of physical media and extend the arts through digital technology.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Although LACMA’s indoor galleries are closed and the museum is undergoing a major renovation, three iconic, large-scale outdoor installations – Chris Burden’s Urban Light, Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass, and Yoshitomo Nara’s Miss Forest – are available to view. Miss Forest (LACMA Version) (2020), is Nara’s largest outdoor sculpture to date and the newest iteration in this series. Created for LACMA’s exhibition Yoshitomo Nara, the sculpture is currently installed at the southeast corner of BCAM along Wilshire Boulevard. More details HERE
Hollywood Legion Drive-In Theater
2035 N Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
The Hollywood Legion Theater’s drive-in is the first-ever drive-in cinema in the heart of Hollywood. The drive-in will be among the first in Los Angeles to offer public screenings seven days a week, with a capacity of 30 vehicles and featuring DCI-compliant 4K digital projection with advanced stereo FM sound transmission. The theater is currently presenting Nolan Fest, screening the films of Christopher Nolan, including Inception, Batman begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar, Dunkirk, and Tenet. Hollywood Post 43 is part of the American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans organization devoted to serving vets, youth, and the community. Tickets and more info HERE
Experience Mirror at Lululemon
189 The Grove Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Ready to up your fitness game for 2021? Lululemon is offering Mirror demos from now until March 31. Mirror is the nearly invisible home gym that transforms less than two feet of wall space into a cardio class, a yoga studio, a boxing ring, and so much more. Experience every type of workout from 50+ genres, with new Live Classes every week and thousands of on-demand classes in 5- to 60-minute sessions, and beginner to expert levels. The Mirror’s elegant design fits seamlessly into any room, and when you’re not using it to work out, it’s a polished, functional mirror. More info HERE
Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, CA 91007
Explore the Insomniac Worlds on your voyage through Electric Mile, a drive thru audiovisual adventure from the minds behind Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC). Journey through seven unique worlds of Insomniac’s most iconic festivals and brands, including EDC, Beyond Wonderland, Nocturnal Wonderland, Escape, and Countdown, complete with music, lights, art, visual effects, installations, and more, in a COVID-friendly environment.
Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience
777 Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Attention all Stranger Things fans. It’s time to travel back in time to 1985 and become a Hawkins resident – in real life. Adventure calls, so gather your friends and drive to the Starcourt Mall. Immerse yourself in the thrilling world of Stranger Things, where you will take part in a drive thru experience like no other. Unlock the story of Hawkins in this unique format as you savor some of the best moments from this Netflix series, and maybe even witness some unforeseen and unusual occurrences.
Larchmont Village Farmers Market
209 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, CA 90004
Stock your pantry Sundays 10am – 2 pm. at the Larchmont Village Farmers Market. You’ll find a huge variety of fresh produce including blueberries, blackberries, pluots / plumcots, watermelons, persimmons, sugar baby pumpkins, bell peppers, delicata squash, heirloom tomatoes, purple cauliflower, and more. The weekly market also carries flowers, fish and seafood, nuts, pastries, gluten-free cornbread, chocolate brittle, and homemade pistachio butter. Please note that due to health concerns, not all vendors may be participating at this time.
Outdoor Screening & Sound Installation
Jerry Moss Plaza at the Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles 90012
The Music Center is presenting a new public screening and sound installation to be exhibited on the LED screens on its Jerry Moss Plaza in collaboration with non-profit radio station dublab. From January 22–February 21, 2021, The Music Center will screen more than 100 short film finalists and winning entries from A Quiet Scene, an audio-visual project by pioneering ambient music artists and brothers Roger Eno and Brian Eno. The video project arose from a public competition by record label Deutsche Grammophon in support of the brothers’ first collaborative studio album, Mixing Colours, which was released on March 20, 2020.
Photo #1: Huntington Botanical Gardens
Photo #2: Huntington Botanical Gardens
Photo #3: Museum of Dream Space
Photo #4: LACMA/Chris Burden Urban Light
Photo #5: Hollywood Legion Post 43 Drive-In Theater/Photo by Taylor Umphenour
Photo #6: Lululemon at The Grove
Photo #7: Electric Mile
Photo #8: Stranger Things
Photo #9: Larchmont Village Farmers Market/Larchmont LA
Photo #10: The Music Center