Hollywood Bowl Opening Night Ushers In 10th Anniversary Season
Summer in L.A is officially arrived last Friday, June 19, when the Hollywood Bowl opened their 10th Anniversary season. Highlights of the night included performances by inductees Josh Groban and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Roger Daltrey and Angélique Kidjo, and a special appearance by Dame Edna, who’s witty “My First Last Tour” closed at the Ahmanson Theatre Sunday. The evening closed with composer John Williams conducting the Hollywood Bowl orchestra in the Star Wars theme.
It depends on how you want to get there, and once you do, what you want to do. Whether you slip on your skimpiest swim suit and join a pick-up game of volley ball on the beach, buy an LA map of the stars from some street corner charlatan, or get yourself gorgeous for your late night strut to all of LA’s sceniest bars, Where Magazine has all the info you need to put you on the LA map. Down your cocktails in suspended rooftop space pods at the Standard again? That was so last year.
When it comes to the most recommended attractions in Los Angeles, everyone has their favorites. One of the most famous is the Hollywood sign, best seen through a hike up to Griffith Observatory. There’s also the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, which hosts The Academy Awards not to mention the opening night of many Hollywood blockbusters. Heading to the theater, you can follow the Walk of Fame, which recognizes some of the best names in entertainment with iconic plaques. If you’re looking for a bit of sun, Venice Beach is absolutely gorgeous and features artists and performers of all walks of life. For a taste of Beverly Hills, stroll down Rodeo Drive, a three block shopping district for the ultra-rich. It’s not uncommon to spot a celebrity off on a shopping spree.