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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.

 

 

Huntington Botanical Gardens

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.

 

 

Museum of Dream Space

Beverly Center

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.

 

 

LACMA Outdoor Installations

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

The Grove

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

 

 

Electric Mile

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

ROW DTLA

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 credits:

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