Mark Twain once said that New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions. Very well then Mr. Twain.
Hear ye, Hear ye fellow libertines. Behold a scroll of amicable affairs where one can make proof to Sir Twains words and coquette with friendly strangers, devour ye favorite liquor and greet Mr. New Year with smudged lipstick and unbuttoned tops.
This venue conveniently located in the heart of Tinseltown has been a Hollywood Blvd. staple for several years now. What started in the 1920’s as a movie house, later morphed into the Henry Fonda Theatre, and has now transformed into the Music Box. Few live music venues in the L.A. area can captivate audiences the way the Music Box does. On this venue you get the best of the big venues as well as the best of the small ones: the sound system is superb, lighting is on par, and the intimate setting makes the concert-goers experience much more memorable. While the bands and artists that play at the Music Box are eclectic, this venue is usually attracts the indie/ rocker/ hipster/ alternative fresa crowd. Este lugar es todo un estuche de monerías since it has more than one bar, a rooftop lounge area, and lots of sitting space. Future performers include: Simian Mobile Disco, Tricky, Travis, The Faint, Ladytron, among others. To check out the full performance calendar, check out their official website.
6126 Hollywood Blvd./ Hollywood, CA 90028/ 323.464.0808/ www.henryfondatheater.com
The Staples Center located in Downtown Los Angeles has come to develop into a true L.A. “staple” venue. This multi-purpose sports arena is one of the biggest and most important venues in the area. Not only is it home to NBA’s Lakers and Clippers, NHL’s Kings and WNBA’s Sparks, the Staples Center has gained recognition for hosting international high-profile events and concerts. Since it opened its doors in 1999, this venue has hosted events like the 2000 Democratic National Convention, the Figure Skating Championships in 2002, the first-ever Latin Grammy Awards, among others. This venue is part of a larger development by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG)- which also includes the Los Angeles Convention Center and the L.A. Live Complex (which includes Nokia Theater, Club Nokia, et al). The Staples Center can sit up to 20,000 people for concerts. Previous performers include: the Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode, Dave Mathews, Madonna, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Prince, U2, Paul McCartney, The Police, Cher, Ricky Martin, Luis Miguel, Joan Sebastian, Marco Antonio Solis, and Shakira among others. For future events make sure you check out their official website.
111 S. Figueroa St./ Los Angeles, CA 90015/ 213.742.7100/www.staplescenter.com