Los Angeles - Theater and Events
The city of Los Angeles is bursting with theater productions and cultural activities that are sure to please all sorts of interests. Drive your LA rental car to any information center to pick up a listing of current events.
The Kodak Theater - This theater is perhaps one of the most famous in Los Angeles because of the many celebrities who have performed here. Some of these include: Stevie Wonder, Melissa Etheridge, Barry Manilow, Alicia Keys and Celine Dion. The facility boasts an incredible 3,332 seats and is home to the annual Academy Awards. Other events and Television shows that take place here are the Daytime Emmy Awards, the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards, the ESPY Awards and, of course, is home to the American Idol finals. You don't need to be famous however to visit this theater. Park your Los Angeles car rental outside its glamorous doors and take a guided theater tour. These are offered most days of the week.
The Music Box - The Music Box is a theatrical hotspot for a variety of musical productions, premieres, fundraisers, and dance productions. This facility is also commonly used for wrap parties once large movie and TV productions have concluded.
The Orpheum Theater - This theater has a rich and interesting history. Having opened in 1926, the Orpheum Theater has hosted a variety of legendary performers. Some of these include: Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horn, Little Richard and Aretha Franklin. In more recent years, much of the filming of "American Idol" is filmed here as well as other movie shoots, TV shows and music videos.
There are many annual cultural events that take place in Los Angeles so be sure to pack up your family, rent a LA SUV from CRX and drive from one event to another. There is just so much to do! In January, LA is host to the Tournament of the Roses, which displays a variety of floral floats and boasts a fantastic rose parade. This is also the time of year to go to the Japanese New Year celebration in downtown Los Angeles. In February, you can go to the Golden Dragon Parade, which displays 100-foot dragons and martial arts. LA also has its own version of Mardis Gras this month.
In March is the Chinese Lantern Festival as well as the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Be sure to dress all in green to celebrate the day of luck and watch Irish Bagpipers and marching bands. April is an exciting month, as it is devoted as the "Month of Photography Los Angeles". There are many venues to which you can drive your LA rental and see some of the most exciting and current photography exhibitions. In May is the UCLA Pow Wow - which is an event that invites drummers and dancers to display their talents.
In June is the Los Angeles Film Festival which showcases the best in International and American film. If you are a film buff, this is definitely the time to visit LA. The summer months are exciting as this is the time of the year for the Lotus Festival (a time for the celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander cultures) and the Nisei Week Japanese Festival.
In the fall, LA is home to the Los Angeles County Fair which includes livestock judging, street parades and carnival rides. This is a great place to drive your LA minivan rental and let the kids out to play. The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival and the Hollywood International Film Festival also take place at this time of the year.
Finally, December is an exciting time to be in Los Angeles because of the DWP Light Festival, which displays some of the most exciting and interesting holiday lighting.
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