In honor of this city being home to nearly 3,000 professional arts organizations and institutions, Los Angeles will participate in Discover the Arts: History, Culture, Science and more. During this year’s program, over 40 of Los Angeles’ most popular cultural attractions will join in the celebration. Museums and theatres will offer 2 for 1 admissions, discounted show tickets and store discounts.
With Discover the Arts, you can experience some of Los Angeles’ finest art and culture for the price of one. You can visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see the Ming Masterpieces from the Shanghai Museum through June this year as well as contemporary art. The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hammer Museum, the Craft & Folk Art Museum and the Museum of Latin American Art will also offer 2 for 1 admission until April 26 for more opportunities to see art in Los Angeles. Those interested in celebrities can visit the Hollywood Museum with a friend for the price of one admission. Or you can bring your children to the Zimmer Children’s Museum free with the price of one adult admission.
How about a trip to the aquarium to teach the kids about the natural world? For Discover the Arts, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is offering $4 off adult admission and $2 child admission with a promo code. You can also get 20% off Family Level membership to the California African American Museum this month. The famous Getty Center is offering a 20% discount at the Museum store to take a souvenir home to remember your trip.
If you are interested in seeing a show during your stay in Hollywood CA hotels, Discover the Arts has some great deals for you to see some of our most talented artists! The Geffen Playhouse is offering 2 for 1 tickets to Neil LaBute’s world premiere adaption of Miss Julie. You can also get discount tickets to the Los Angeles Philharomonic, The Music Center, and the NoHo Arts District.
Metrolink can help you get to many of the attractions with the new $10 Weekend Pass. With this pass, you can ride anywhere, anytime systemwide from 7pm on Friday through 11:59pm on Sunday. The Weekend pass includes free connections to most rail and bus lines all over Southern California. For more information, click here. Be sure to visit discoverlosangeles.com for more information on all the discounts and promotions you can receive this month!
Those staying in hotels in Hollywood California are often interested in the history and culture of the attractions they visit. A unique, interactive and fun way to learn about Los Angeles while visiting its sights is the Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunt. There are over 20 completely different tours in Los Angeles spanning from Santa Monica, Hollywood, The Getty and many more.
One of the most fascinating areas of Los Angeles is Downtown, just a Metro ride away from Hollywood. If you take the Downtown Dash Scavenger Hunt, you’ll explore the artwork of Pershing Square, a slice of Paris in L.A., and the landmark Central Library, where Howard Hughes. You’ll see the Biltmore Hotel, the host of many celebrities and even the Academy Awards and the art deco masterpiece The Oviatt building. During the hunt, your group will be looking for answers to trivia questions that can only be found when you are in the right spot looking at the right thing.
An even more exciting scavenger hunt in downtown Los Angeles stages the murder of one of the staff of Watson Adventures. You’ll walk the streets of downtown, uncovering the secrets to his double life with clues, codes and text messages to the dead. Another hunt invites you along to discover the delicious eats of Chinatown, Olvera Street and many other areas downtown. You can sample chicken sopas, BBQ pork buns, toasted coconut Cocada de Horno, Vietnamese po’boys, green tea mochi and French dip sandwiches. Be sure to take some photos to document your journey!
If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can see of all of Los Angeles during The Citywide Conquer L.A. Scavenger Hunt. You can make stops at the Farmer’s Market, UCLA, Union Station, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica and so many more with limousine escorts. You can pick the amount of time and starting place, and Watson Adventures will make sure you have an amazing time. Tours are normally $22, but price can vary. Inquire on-line today to see the many options available to you and your group!
Tim Burton has always been known to push the boundaries of fantasy and reality through his films and you can now get a glimpse inside the head of his genius at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibit started on May 29th and will continue until October 31st, 2011. Tim Burton’s work is definitely one of the most imaginative around taking inspiration from pop culture, fairy tales and gothic. He has brought his creativity as a director, artist, illustrator, and writer.
The exhibition will display over 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, moving-image works, storyboards, puppets, concept works, maquettes and costumes. There will also be art from Tim’s personal projects that are taken from his own personal archives and unseen studio collections. Hundreds of never before exhibited artwork and sketches will be here and film posters with the music from many of his films. The campus will show off two large scale outdoor artworks that are inspired by two of his films: A topiary inspired by Edward Scissorhands and huge Balloon Boy figure based off characters from his 1997 book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories.
If you ever wanted to get a glimpse into the dark, creative and uninhibited world of Tim Burton than you now have the ideal opportunity. Tim Burton likes the idea that anything is possible and it shows with his unusual and imaginative work. Love or hate his work you probably get to see some very interesting and surreal works of art that Tim Burton can be proud of.
Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: May 29th – October 31st, 2011