The Best Things to Do In L.A. This Week

Your best bets for January 2 to 5, 2018
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The L.A. Phil Is Bringing Stanley Kubrick’s Affinity for Orchestral Music to Life

Over Thanksgiving weekend, the Phil tries something new: exploring classic music through a film director

The Vampire Western Noir Set in Iran and Filmed Near Bakersfield

Ana Lily Amirpour creates a fairytale Iranian town in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Back to the Future

Happy Back to the Future Day! Here Are 1.21 Giga-Ways to Celebrate

DeLorean rides, the Enchantment Under the Sea dance, and Pepsi Perfect are all happening in Los Angeles

Paul Thomas Anderson’s L.A. Love Affair

The Valley native sticks close to home when filming his many movies. These local establishments star in his oeuvre
Netflix

The To-Do List: October 2015’s Most Awesome Media Digestibles

What to read, stream, watch, and listen to this month
U.S. Bank Tower

Scene It Before: The U.S. Bank Tower from Independence Day

The tallest building west of the Mississippi doesn’t survive the ’96 blockbuster

James Franco’s Greatest Role May Be Playing Himself

In his new book, Hollywood Ending, it’s hard to tell where the actor ends and the cartoonish public figure begins—which is precisely the point

Screen Actors Guild Awards: Do Leo, Eddie, and Uzo Really Need 1,800 Meyer Lemons?

Yes, yes they do. And over 5,000 white spray roses too. Here are some fun facts about Saturday’s award show