blogdowntown 89.3 KPCC | Southern California Public Radio
Not currently logged in. [Login or Create an Account]

Stay Connected

@blogdowntown on Twitter
blogdowntown on Facebook

Arts/Culture

Flickr via Tim Bradshaw

Library gift store of cheeky, bookish goods hits the road for the holidays

By Hayley Fox — November 30, 2012

The Library Store in the Downtown's Central Library sells L.A.-centric and pop culture-themed gifts and goods. For the first year ever, the store will be going mobile and visiting other branches throughout the city starting in December.


Flickr via supahcute

Unique LA's holiday show scheduled for this weekend

By Hayley Fox — November 29, 2012

This two-day shopping, crafting and general DIY-ing event takes place this weekend in Downtown. More than 350 designers sell their clothing, food stuffs, housewares and more.


Courtesy of AEG

Barry Manilow helps ring in the holidays at LA Live tree lighting

By Hayley Fox — November 27, 2012 — 1 Comment

Thanksgiving is over and AEG is quickly moving on to Christmas -- with a holiday celebration, tree lighting and grand opening of the L.A. Live ice skating rink this week.


Flickr via digiyesica

All dressed up and nowhere to go? Places to party in DTLA for Halloween

By Hayley Fox — October 31, 2012 — 1 Comment

Downtown is packed with Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos events this week, from the scary to the sudsy.


via L.A. Historic Theatre Foundation

Historic Tower Theater offers 'insider's tour' before renovations begin

By Hayley Fox — October 26, 2012

The Broadway theater built in 1927 was the first DTLA movie palace to be wired for sound. In anticipation of upcoming renovations, Saturday's event will include a narrated slideshow of the Tower's history and a tour of the space.


Anibal Ortiz / KPCC

'Paranormal Activity' producer creates haunted house inside historic DTLA theater

By Hayley Fox — October 18, 2012 — 5 Comments

Situated inside a seven-story theater in DTLA, horror movie producer Jason Blum has created a haunted house based on the building's real-life ghost story.


Flickr via David Jones

Devil's Night Drive-In sold; will reopen as Electric Dusk starting next week

By Hayley Fox — October 15, 2012 — 1 Comment

A new drive-in movie theater called Electric Dusk will begin screening movies on the rooftop of a 4th street parking structure. The first film is 'Clue,' scheduled for Sunday October 28.


Andres Aguila/KPCC

'The Goonies' hits Grand Park for LA Streetcar event

By Hayley Fox — October 11, 2012 — 2 Comments

You can learn about the L.A. streetcar and watch Chunk do the truffle shuffle at an outdoor movie screening next week put on by the L.A. Streetcar Inc.


Courtesy José Huizar's office

Folding fan public art project unveiled in Little Tokyo

By Hayley Fox — October 08, 2012 — 3 Comments

The boundaries of the Downtown district are now defined by 40 aluminum signs that feature images of folding fans decorated with traditional Japanese icons and imagery.


Courtesy Blumhouse of Horrors

'Paranormal Activity' movie producer turns DTLA theater into haunted house

By Hayley Fox — October 05, 2012

The producer of haunting flicks including "Paranormal Activity" and "Insidious" has created a haunted house inside DTLA's old Variety Arts Theater. The public scare sessions began Thursday night and continue through November 3.


Flickr via Slices of Light

New TV series named after, based on, life in DTLA

By Hayley Fox — October 01, 2012 — 3 Comments

A scripted TV series dubbed 'DTLA' starts this month and follows the lives of gay couples in downtown L.A. Supporting cast members include big names such as Sandra Bernhard and Melanie Griffith.



blogdowntown Photo Pool

Photos of Downtown contributed by readers like you. Want to add your shots?

2014 LA MARATHON WOMEN - Amane Gobena of Ethiopia in PinkHomeless trying to make the best of a rainy day in LAWhole Wheat Pretzel Croissant ~ Sugarbloom Bakery, Los AngelesThe Terry Richardson ApprochConstruction Watch, Grand Avenue Project - Parcel MFernando's BarArts Building, Steven Ehrlich 1988Los Angeles Athletic Club, John Parkinson & Edwin Bergstrom 1912Cappuccino by Ryan Jie ~ Andante Coffee RoastersThe Nicholl Building, Motion Picture & Television Fund Toluca Lake Health Center c.1994