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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Los Angeles

01/13/2016

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The holiday is observed on the third Monday in January of each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15. Dr. King was a key figure and spokesman in the Civil Rights Movement. He received the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

Read on for a guide to Los Angeles events that celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The following MLK Day events take place on Monday, January 21 unless otherwise noted.

Tracy Anderson Method

Sweat With the Stars: The Best L.A. Workout Spots to See Celebrities

01/04/2016

Gabrielle Olya

Summer might be winding down, but it's always a good time to hit the gym or a hiking trail. You may run into a famous face if you get in your workout at one of L.A.’s many celebrity-loved workout places. If you're hoping to glimpse a star while working on dropping a few pounds or gaining some muscle, check out these Los Angeles locations.

Taylor Swift's "Reputation" Stadium Tour at Rose Bowl Stadium

The Best of Los Angeles in 2018: Concerts

12/26/2015

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Los Angeles welcomes world-famous acts and rising stars for another stellar year of concerts. Throughout the year, iconic venues like the Hollywood Bowl, STAPLES Center and more will be hosting performances by acts from around the world. Read on for highlights of the best concerts you can enjoy in L.A. in 2018.

Samuel Oschin Planetarium at the Griffith Observatory

Go On Location: The Best Film & TV Locations for a Rainy Day in L.A.

11/10/2015

Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles is world-famous for its year-round sunny weather. For those days when L.A. gets some much-needed rain, Angelenos and visitors alike will surely be looking for ways to keep dry. Catching a movie is one good approach to beating the rain. The following ten filming locations can also provide respite on a rainy day.

Yayoi Kusama, "Longing for Eternity" at The Broad

Top 10 Los Angeles Museums for a Rainy Day

11/03/2015

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There is no shortage of world-class museums in Los Angeles, but given that the average temperature is 72 degrees and sunny, many cultural institutions are designed with the outdoors in mind. On those rare days when it rains in L.A., here are ten arts destinations you can visit without feeling guilty about skipping any adjacent gardens and outdoor sculptures, so you can see art and still stay dry.

Marching band at the 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

Los Angeles Event Spotlight: November 2015

10/28/2015

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There's no shortage of awesome activities happening in the City of Angels this November. From sporting events to family friendly outings and much more, get ready to enjoy all that L.A. has to offer.

The Gamble House aka Doc Brown's house in "Back to the Future"

Go Back to the Future With These L.A. Film Locations

10/19/2015

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When you're in Los Angeles, you don't have to go far to go Back to the Future. You can time travel back to "Hill Valley" in 1985 and 1955, just by exploring some of L.A.'s neighborhoods. Read on and discover film locations from the iconic 1980s movie that can be found in or around Los Angeles.

Back to the Future Day

Celebrate Back to the Future Day at Los Angeles Theaters

10/19/2015

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For Back to the Future fans, the future has finally arrived. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, is the day that Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) time travels to the future in Back to the Future Part II, directed by Robert Zemeckis and released by Universal Pictures in November 1989. To celebrate Back to the Future Day, theaters across the country are showing the entire movie trilogy. Many of the screenings will start at 4:29 p.m., which every BTTF fan knows is the exact time that Marty arrives in the future on Oct. 21, 2015.

Besides the screenings, other tributes include a Universal trailer for Jaws 19 (seen on a movie theater marquee in the future), a Hoverboard commercial and Pepsi Perfect, which Marty orders at an 80s-themed diner in the future and is being sold online in limited quantities starting Oct. 21.

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