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Natural History Museum’s First Fridays What makes L.A. the capital of the 21st century? Weaving together nature, culture, and creativity, this year’s “First Fridays” series scopes out Los Angeles as the lab and factory for much of what makes the modern world modern. Longtime Los Angeles Times journalist, author, and Emmy-winning public television and radio host Patt Morrison is joining the NHM again this year as moderator for our five-part series. They also welcome back their resident KCRW DJ is Anthony Valadez, along with guest DJs...

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Monday: Galleria Park Hotel Reveals a Multimillion-Dollar Renovation and Redesign A local staple in San Francisco, this hotel dates back over a century and is built upon the site of the former Occidental Hotel and Lick House, hailed as two of the West Coast’s most luxurious hotels in the late 1800s, and arguably home to the birth of the Martini cocktail. After a major earthquake and fire destroyed the properties in 1906, the site was rebuilt in 1911 as The...

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Monday: Burke Williams’ Special Valentine’s Day Gift Card Packages Burke Williams has three special Valentine’s Day Gift Card Packages. Pamper the ones you love with Burke Williams “Romance” package, which includes a Spa Pedicure with choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement or a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with brightener or peel (starting at $175, regular price $205+). Unwind and escape with the “Enchant” package, which includes a Spa Pedicure with a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement and...

New Year’s Weekend

Tournament of Roses Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Rose Parade by helping put the final touches on the flower-covered floats (December 28-30). Also happening prior to the parade, Pasadena City College will host Bandfest (December 29-30), which features field shows by the parade’s top-notch marching bands. The Tournament of Roses culminates on New Year’s Day with the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. Through January 2nd; 626.449.4100 New Year’s Eve party at Bowlmor AMF The largest operator of bowling entertainment...

Christmas Weekend

58th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration Enjoy music ensembles, choirs and dance companies that celebrate the season during this holiday show. Highlights of the Holiday Celebration include the Harmonic Bronze Handbell Ensemble performing a classical handbell piece that celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah; holiday songs sung by the Palmdale High School Choral Union and Sunday Night Singers; the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Band playing a medley of holiday favorites; MUSYCA Children’s Choir performing Christmas songs written by contemporary artists; Mostly Kosher playing upbeat Jewish folk and holiday songs; the Jung Im Lee Korean...