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Downtown Film Festival LA to highlight music and feminism in film

By Hayley Fox — July 09, 2013 — 1 Comment

The Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles kicks off on Wednesday and will continue through July 20. The festival's panels, parties and screenings take place at locations throughout DTLA.

Screenshot of an image from Dulce Pinzón's "Superhero" series

DTLA bus benches to host art, not ads, this summer

By Hayley Fox — July 05, 2013 — 1 Comment

Starting Friday, twenty bus benches in downtown L.A. and Boyle Heights will have their empty ad space replaced with art installations. Up to 100 benches may be transformed throughout the summer.

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Beat the weekend heat with ceviche day, block parties and other DTLA events this week

By Hayley Fox — June 28, 2013

In honor of the triple digit temperatures coming our way, this week's edition of the DTLA event round-up focuses on cool, shady places to spend your time over the coming week.

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Puppies and pints, an outdoor dance-along and other DTLA events

By Hayley Fox — June 21, 2013

Friday is officially the first day of summer, and you'll have many chances to ring it in right with concerts, pet adoptions and scavenger hunts.

Osceola Refetoff

LA Design Festival comes to DTLA hotels, galleries this week

By Hayley Fox — June 11, 2013

The Los Angles Design Festival begins this week and includes more than 40 parties, tours and panel discussions. Many of these events take place in or are focused on Downtown's past and future involvement in the design world.

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Bike rides, scary camping and live music; this weekend in DTLA

By Hayley Fox — June 07, 2013

Long days, (extra) sunny weather and a jam-packed calendar of events means it's officially summer in downtown L.A. Here's a round-up of events to fill your upcoming weekend.

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Chinatown 'Summer Nights' returns to DTLA this month

By Hayley Fox — June 03, 2013

Chinatown's summer festival of DJs, craft beer, food trucks and crafts begins in June and continues one Saturday a month throughout the summer.

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Grand Park kicks off summer with musical 'Sunday Sessions'

By Hayley Fox — May 01, 2013

Downtown's summer calendar is beginning to fill up, as Grand Park announces a monthly Sunday performance series featuring DJs, a full bar and food trucks. It's B-Y-O picnic supplies and the party goes until 10 p.m.

Philip Rodak

Team scavenger hunt to explore DTLA neighborhoods in CityRace

By Hayley Fox — April 10, 2013

Over the next three months, teams will be dispersed throughout downtown L.A. neighborhoods finding clues and solving puzzles as part of an urban scavenger hunt. For a $40 entry fee, you can show off your extensive DTLA knowledge.

John McCoy

Dancing in DTLA: Multiple public performances to take place this weekend

By Hayley Fox — April 05, 2013

There will be a whole lot of dancing going on this weekend in downtown L.A. -- between a series of performances at Union Station and an afternoon festival in Grand Park.

Flickr via Darcy Knoll

Downtown does Easter with egg hunts and animal blessings

By Hayley Fox — March 29, 2013 — 1 Comment

Whether you're in it for the candy or the religious reasons, DTLA will be hosting an array of Easter activities this weekend. Pick your favorite basket.

Justin Baker

Brokechella: The cheaper, closer alternative to Coachella

By Hayley Fox — March 22, 2013 — 1 Comment

Billing itself as a "music fest for the rest of us," Brokechella takes place right across the L.A. River next month. It coincides with the second weekend of the massively popular (and expensive) Coachella music festival -- but costs much less.