July 24. Acclaimed star of Broadway, Los Angeles and San Francisco productions of WICKED makes a triumphant return to the Southland with her critically acclaimed solo show that recently sold out four nights in Manhattan! Espinosa will “shed the green” from her most famous role to share a piece of herself in “ME”, singing songs that are close to her heart by the artists who have inspired her. With singer-songwriter (and niece of Judy Garland!) Audra Mae and special guest Grammy Award-winner Paula Cole. Directed by Billy Porter with Music Director James Sampliner and Chris Bratten, as part of Upright Cabaret’s Wicked Summer Nights Concert Series. Ford Amphitheater, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd, East, Hollywood, 323.461.3673. Tickets:fordtheatres.org/en/events/090724_2030.asp

LA Things To Do? Let’s Pretend We Don’t Want To be Seen

Forget the sunset and cover that face with your large-rimmed, high fashion dark glasses. LA things to do means we can spend all night at the Echo in our skinny jeans for the secret show and then stumble down to the bacon wrapped hotdog hibachi grill for a savory after hours treat. Our next night, LA things to do might mean slurping up handmade simple syrups in our best cocktail hour duds as we are escorted to our table by the hottest actor-by-day / eye-candy / front of house manager.

A Breakdown of Los Angeles Neighborhoods

Looking for a brief LA neighborhood guide that gives you the logistics in just a few sentences? Let’s start with a general overview. Located east of the center of LA, downtown Los Angeles is great for nightlife and entertainment. Koreatown is located directly west of downtown LA, a great neighborhood to spot some tasty Korean barbeque. The San Gabriel Valley is located east of downtown LA. It’s home to the famous city of Pasadena, which hosts the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl. South of downtown LA is home to San Pedro and Long Beach, famous port areas where a number of luxury cruise ships set sale. Central Los Angeles is home to Echo Park and Silver Park, some of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. 

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