Outdoor Summer Music Venues in Los Angeles

Outdoor Summer Music Venues in Los Angeles! There are a few things Los Angeles never runs short of – two of them being beautiful weather and music. The summer solstice may have just passed, but there are plenty of long days ahead to enjoy. Lucky for those in L.A. during this time the city offers many places to listen to live music during the evening. Jazz Night on Friday evenings at the Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art (LACMA) is a favorite among our staff here at Glitterati. The evening offers a beautiful view of the famous “Urban Light” exhibit which features two hundred and two cast iron street lamps from historic Los Angeles. Nearby is the restaurant Ray’s and Stark if 

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What’s Happening in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

What’s happening in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills recently, and in the near future?  Quite a bit, as always.  The Los Angeles area welcomes a handful of new hotels including The Hotel Figueroa in Downtown Los Angeles, The Dream Hotel in Hollywood, and The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Beverly Hills.  The Waldorf is the latest in luxury in the heart of Beverly Hills.  Their general neighbors include The Peninsula, The Montage Beverly Hills, The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, The SLS, The Beverly Wilshire Hotel and The Hotel Bel Air.  The Waldorf shares a lot with the legendary Beverly Hilton Hotel, once known as the Merv Griffin Hotel, and the annual host of The Golden Globe Awards (sadly, 

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Most Popular Studio Tours in Hollywood and Los Angeles

Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills often gets asked if we do studio tours of Hollywood and Los Angeles.  Yes, and no.  We never have access past the gates of these legendary movie and television creative machines.  We do have a tour called “Whirlwind LA, plus Studios.”  This tour gives guests a wonderful city perspective of Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, and puts an extra emphasis on the history of the famous star machines in the birth of the Hollywood movie industry.  This includes the independent studios where Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Mary Pickford, Harold Lloyd and Douglas Fairbanks kicked off their careers. With television threatening the movie industry in the 50’s, we also include famous studios like Desilu, with 

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Tam O’Shanter Restaurant and Walt Disney

The historic Tam O’Shanter Restaurant and Walt Disney go hand-in-hand.  After all, this legendary restaurant in the Atwater Village section of Los Angeles wasn’t too terribly far from the old original Disney Studio on Hyperion Avenue.  The Tam was where Walt and his talented team of animators, and eventually his Imagineers, could conduct business and enjoy the awesomeness that is Tam O’Shanter.  In fact, when pulling up to Tam, you can actually see an incredible resemblance to the cottage in the classic Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Recently, Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills, had the pleasure of a private tour by the General Manager, John and a Disney expert.  What a treat.  They even shared stories of this wonderful 

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Los Angeles Marathon 2017

Los Angeles Marathon 2017 It’s that time of year again, when we get to show off our amazing March weather, and city to the world.  The Los Angeles Marathon 2017 is just around the corner. This year, the Los Angeles Marathon takes place on Sunday, March 19th. Online registration closes on March 15th, so it’s not too late to join over 25,000 other athletes, from all 50 states and over 60 different countries, in reaching your personal goals. The stadium to the sea course starts at Dodgers Stadium with 4 different start times: 630AM –Wheelchairs 632AM –Handcycles 645AM –Elite Women 655AM – Elite Men and Full Field The course showcases the best of Los Angeles with runners hitting Downtown LA 

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Walk of Fame Celebrity Sightings

Walk of Fame celebrity sightings are a guarantee to see the biggest names in film, television, radio, theater and music, as stars and behind-the-scenes legends are honored with a star on Hollywood Blvd and a small section of Vine. Glitterati Tours conducts our celebrity homes tours on a daily basis.  More times than not, guests get a celebrity sighting as we make our way through the multi-million dollar homes in Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Hills.  Three of these communities make up the coveted “Platinum Triangle” of Los Angeles. In just three days, look for the star-studded ceremony for actor John Goodman.  John will be the 2603rd star on the Walk of Fame.  His ceremony will 

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Visit the Hollywood El Capitan Theatre

Visit the Hollywood El Capitan Theatre When in Los Angeles, especially with children, visit the Hollywood El Capitan Theatre. This venue debuted in 1926 and is now Walt Disney Studio’s premiere cinema. State of the art technology makes this an incredible movie experience, with digital projectors, and a Dolby sound system with over 100 speakers. Check the calendar for special events. Often, The El Capitan Experience prior to their screenings can include special props and costumes, as well as incredible live performances with their film characters singing and dancing. In fact, two of our Glitterati Tours team have done numerous shows here over the years, and entertained countless visitors. Upcoming events and shows if you visit the Hollywood El Capitan 

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2017 Season Calendar for The Hollywood Bowl

The 2017 Season Calendar for The Hollywood Bowl has just been released.  If you’re planning a trip to Los Angeles during the summer months, we recommend booking these shows now for the best seats.  The outdoor Hollywood Bowl seats about 18,000.  We often say, see ANYTHING at the Bowl.  It’s really about being at a legendary venue with tons of Angelenos experiencing music at its best during a dreamy Hollywood summer night. All the greats have performed here over the decades, dating back to 1922…The Beatles, Monty Python, Lily Pons (1936 with an all time seating record), Pink Floyd, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Journey, Motely Crue, Donna Summer, Culture Club, 

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Oscar Parties in Hollywood and Beverly Hills

It’s that time of year when actors and actresses survive on a lima bean per day to look their best for the Academy Awards and the many Oscar parties in Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  The actual ceremony is on Sunday, February 26, 2017, but look for events all week long. Slim to none, you’ll get close to your favorite stars on Hollywood Blvd, as seating in the bleachers for the red carpet arrivals is already maxed out with their online lottery to fill approximately 700 seats. Security is extremely tight in the general area of the Dolby Theatre, with road closures blocks away on each side of the venue.  Because the Governors Ball takes place just above the Dolby, this 

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Hollywood Walk of Fame Upcoming Ceremonies

We often say celebrity sightings in Hollywood and Beverly Hills can be very hit and miss.  Some may see a dozen A-listers within 5 hours of being in our city, while others could be here a week and not see a single celeb.  A guaranteed celebrity sighting is always at the Hollywood Walk of Fame upcoming ceremonies.  Not only do you get the recipient of this honor, but you also get the many movie and TV stars showing up to honor the Walk of Fame recipient. Here’s a HUGE upcoming ceremony: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 Producer/ Directer Brett Ratner will receive the 2,599th star on the Walk of Fame, at 1130AM in the Motion Pictures category at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard 

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