Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Silent Movie Theatre
Devoted to reinvigorating the movie-going experience, the owners of the Silent Movie Theatre believe that movies work best as social experiences. Get involved and pay a visit to this quirky cinema.
Santa Monica Pier
If the rides and cotton candy put you off visiting the pier in the day, head down after dark and participate in their programme of events including a series of dances and concerts.
Royce Hall
An architectural gem as well as home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and stage to luminaries such as Albert Eintsein and Ella Fitzgerald, Royce Hall is a must-see LA icon at UCLA.
Pasadena Playhouse
Remarkably, the second oldest regional theatre in the entire United States, The Pasadena Playhouse has been a great institution of American theatre since 1917.
Nuart
Go along on a Friday to see the Nuart's 'midnight movie', with a different choice every week, and experience one of LA's most beloved cinemas.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
An important site in the city's cultural map, LACMA has housed some impressive collections over the years and is a great place to visit if one has had enough of
Huntington Library
An unmissable oasis of architectural and cultural beauty in Pasadena, the Huntington Library boasts a impressive collection of rare books, manuscripts and artwork to rival any museum in LA.
Hollywood Bowl
Home to rock stars and concert musicians alike, the Hollywood Bowl has something to suit all tastes. How better to appreciate your favourite artist than in such amazing and historic surroundings?
Hollywood and Highland Center
Are your hands bigger than Elizabeth Taylor's? There's only one way to find out, and that's on the sidewalk outside the legendary Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. A touristy must-do.
Geffen Playhouse
The place to go for plays and musical/vaudeville pieces, the Geffen Playhouse caters to the discerning theatre goer and sing-a-long lover alike.
El Capitan
For a piece of that old movie palace glamour, take a look inside El Captain, one of the few left of its kind.
Downtown Los Angeles
The recently neglected downtown area in L.A has much to offer the budding sightseer. Flounce around Union Station like movie and television stars of the past before touring the sights of Broadway.
Bradbury Building
Named after its commissioner – Lewis L. Bradbury – a mining millionaire turned developer, this now National Historic Landmark has been the muse for many a science fiction production. 
Bergamot Station Arts Center
SMMoA devotes its exhibition spaces-the main gallery and two project rooms-to presenting and advancing the work of contemporary local national and international artists whose work merits 'sustained inquiry and recognition'.
ArcLight
This self-professed 'cinerama' offers a complete experience for movie lovers. The schedule has a mix of current blockbusters and retrospective screenings of old
Alex Theatre
Placing itself at the centre of the city's arts, culture and community programming the Alex theatre has a large role to fill which it does it exceptionally well.
Ace Gallery
If you're often left cold by exhibitions of modern art, we urge you to give this gallery a try. With a balance of emerging and fully established artists, much e

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