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Don’t let the rain keep you cooped up!

As we enter what looks to be a rainy week in Hollywood, segueing into the classic “June gloom” episodes seen so frequently in the beginning summer months, it’s good to remember that there are many indoor activities to check out in Los Angeles! Many places to stay in Hollywood are just a metro ride away from Hollywood Boulevard, which is home to the famous El Capitan Theatre, as well as many other local attractions such as the Hollywood Museum, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Hollywood & Highland Center, and more.

El Capitan Theatre
Famous for its Walt Disney Studios’ film premieres, this venue is a Hollywood staple and always a bright spot on Hollywood Boulevard. The theatre is known for its family-friendly slant because it frequently hosts birthday parties and family events, not to mention many of its films are animated and many are Disney classics that have been re-released in theaters! Playing currently until June 19 is the epic Iron Man 3, and accompanying the show is an exclusive display of collectibles and comic books that any fan would enjoy!

The Hollywood Museum
Are you a fan of vintage Hollywood or classic movie memorabilia? Then the Hollywood Museum is the place to check out! Hollywood MuseumFrequently exhibiting shows with ties to old Hollywood, this museum is centrally located right in the center of Hollywood and showcases over 10,000 authentic show biz treasures. The current exhibit features Loretta Young, but there is also an exhibit featuring some of the film industry’s scariest movies in the museum’s basement for those who like to be spooked!

Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Pose for photos with the stars at the famous Madame Tussauds in Hollywood. If you’re unfamiliar with Madame Tussauds museums, you’re in for a treat! The museum is a wax museum, filled with all sorts of celebrities and notable characters that look downright real and sometimes feel alive, despite being made of wax! This museum is a definite must-see if you’re in the Hollywood & Highland area and you will not be disappointed.

Hollywood & Highland Center
Don’t forget some of Hollywood’s best shopping is at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Stores of all varieties call this famous outdoor mall its home. Complete with restaurants, cafes, bowling, movie theaters, ample shopping, and more, the Hollywood & Highland is a great place to kill a couple hours!

The stretch of Hollywood Boulevard around Highland Avenue has a tremendous amount of entertainment, and although the attractions listed above are great indoor activities for a rainy day in LA, there are many ways to be outdoors as well! Check out the interactive Accomplice: Hollywood show, attend a Jimmy Kimmel Live taping, stroll down the Walk of Fame, mingle with all of Hollywood’s best characters on Hollywood Boulevard…the list goes on!

Celebrate Food and Beer on Hollywood Boulevard this Week!

It’s a great week for good food and beer on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles! On Thursday, 2012 Taste AwardsJanuary 12, the third annual Taste Award winners will be announced at the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. Also known as the TASTY Awards, this is the premier broadcast awards show to celebrate the year’s achievements in food, fashion and home lifestyle programs on Television, Film, Online and on Radio. The awards recipients will receive their honors at this Red Carpet Hollywood event which will be broadcast on national television from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Finalist Nominees were selected between July 17th and August 25th of last year. Awards include Best Food or Drink Program on Television or Web, Best Food Travel Series, Best Fashion or Design Program, Best Reality Series, Best Home Décor and Design Program and much more. Lifetime Achievement Awards and other Special Awards will also be awarded to valuable contributors to the industry.

Food-based reality programming up for Best TV Food Programming honors include “Good Eats,” “No Reservations,” “Top Chef” and “The Science of Art and Cheese.” The Taste Awards will be hosted by Zane Lamprey of “Three Sheets” and “Drinking Made Easy.” Tickets are available here for $125.

Then on Saturday, January 14, celebrate the world’s best beers at the Bock Winter Beer Festival in at Vanguard Bock Fest 2012LA on Hollywood Boulevard. The festival is from 1pm to 4pm and will host some of the world’s most unique brewers in Los Angeles for charity. Two beers will be crowned the Bock Fest Champion beer of the world, selected by beer experts, master brewers, brewery owners and beer drinkers like you!

Tickets include a souvenir pint glass, unlimited drinking and access to the Monster Energy Drink bar. Regular admission is sold out but VIP and Booth passes are still available for $65 and $500. Tickets can be purchased here. Buy your tickets to both events today for access to food celebrities and great beer!