Thursday, 3 May 2018


Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC)
Banc of California Stadium (Expo Park) – 
Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) began its inaugural season on Sunday, March 4 against the Seattle Sounders for an away game at CenturyLink Field. LAFC opened its new home, the $350-million Banc of California Stadium, versus the Sounders 6pm on Sunday, April 29. The 22,000-seat Banc of California Stadium is the first open-air stadium built in Los Angeles since Dodger Stadium in 1962.

Clifton’s Republic (Downtown) – 
A Los Angeles landmark for 83-years, Clifton’s Republic—the oldest surviving cafeteria-style eatery in Los Angeles, and the largest public cafeteria in the world—is a legendary establishment re-opened by Proprietor Andrew Meieran in 2015. Aiding Downtown L.A.’s culinary, cultural, and theatrical renaissance, Clifton’s Republic celebrates California’s natural and intellectual magnificence while continuing the venue’s legacy of innovation, education, and social commitment. The fabled five-story compound offers an immersive and truly distinct hospitality experience, fusing seasonal, California ingredients with classic dishes alongside museum-quality, natural and scientific artifacts. Six distinct and dreamy escapes nourish the body, soul, spirit, and imagination, inviting guests to get lost among the whimsical love letter to California and its magic.

Lost Spirits Distillery (Downtown) – 
In early 2017, Lost Spirits opened in the Arts District. The Lost Spirits Distillery tour transports consumers into a theatrical universe involving talking computers, jungle boat rides, and a deranged carousel. The spirits are experienced in rooms designed to mimic the imaginary environments that inspired the creation of each rum, whisky and brandy expression. Rums are sampled in a candle lit jungle, peated malts are sipped in a safari tent deep in a bamboo forest, allowing customers to enjoy the distillery’s celebrated products in a radically new way. Tours require a reservation.

The Museum of Selfies (Glendale) – 
Open for a limited time in Los Angeles, The Museum of Selfies is an interactive museum that explores the history and cultural phenomenon of the selfie - an image of oneself taken by oneself - with historical roots dating back 40,000 years to the first depiction of human art. From cavemen drawings to a "Narcissist" installation to a vertigo-inducing rooftop selfie illusion, the museum touches on a variety of points in human history that examines the intention of the selfie and what it means to the artist and its viewers. The interactive exhibit will allow visitors to create art of their own through the lens of history, art, and immersive vignettes. The exhibition will be open for a limited run from April 1 – May 31, 2018.

OUE Skyspace L.A. (Downtown) – 
OUE Skyspace L.A. 
In June of 2018, this open-air observation deck and home to the world’s first Skyslide will celebrate its 2-year anniversary with the debut of its very first bar/lounge: touting the highest 360-degree views west of the Mississippi. Paired with the fabulous food and beverage program, OUE Skyspace L.A. will also be home to one of the most romantic experiences in Los Angeles: a private terrace-top dinner and exclusive helicopter tour leaving from the crown of the tower. Lastly, backed by popular demand, Skyspace’s Sunrise Yoga Series (sold out last year) will return starting in April – giving guests a chance to practice their dawn-ward dog pose from Skyspace’s terrace at daybreak.

Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia) – 
With 19 roller coasters, Six Flags Magic Mountain holds the world record for the most roller coasters in an amusement park. The "Thrill Capital of the World" will add to its title in the spring of 2018 when it opens CraZanity, the world's tallest pendulum ride. Standing a record-breaking 17 stories high, CraZanity will reach speeds up to 75 miles per hour as it whips back and forth, higher and higher - riders will experience weightlessness with a staggering view of the world below. CraZanity is the centerpiece of the newly themed Boardwalk area with renovated attractions, including enhanced bumper cars, dining, games and shopping. Thrillseekers will be excited to know that beginning Jan. 1, 2018 Six Flags Magic Mountain is now open 365 days a year.

Universal Studios Hollywood (Hollywood) – 
Universal Studios Hollywood will soon roll out the red carpet for a unique, never before seen DreamWorks Theatre attraction. Opening in 2018, this newly designed venue will play host to a variety of DreamWorks Animation themed attractions, beginning with a multi-sensory adventure inspired by the global blockbuster franchise Kung Fu Panda. Created in partnership with Universal Creative and DreamWorks' Artists, this new attraction will take guests on a legendary journey that fuses captivating storytelling with state-of-the art projection mapping and LED lighting effects for an immersive, unstoppable-awesome experience. 

Universal Studios Hollywood
Sanrio's beloved global pop icon, Hello Kitty will also join Universal Studios Hollywood in 2018. Hello Kitty and her signature red bow, along with more Sanrio friends including My Melody, Keroppi, and Chococat, will be featured on park-exclusive merchandise including accessories, apparel, collectibles, and confectionery. Highlights of the exclusive product offerings include designs incorporating classic Universal titles such as Jaws, ET, Back to the Future and more. Hello Kitty herself will also appear to meet and greet guests.

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