Date Night at Grand Park

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This weekend, or any weekend during December for that matter, is the perfect opportunity for a great date night. The park is hosting its seasonal art installation, “Winter Glow,” throughout the month. If you find yourself in the area during the evening, you’ll find yourself walking through a beautiful winter wonderland. Well, minus the snow and reindeer.

Winter Glow is a new month-long, immersive nighttime art experience that will take over Grand Park in celebration of the holidays.  Visitors can stroll together through this 12-acre art, projection and light display, exhibit and installation and experience the wonder of Grand Park lit up like never before.  Iconic elements of the park, including the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain, will shine in new and exciting ways. And once you’re done making your way around the park you can make your way to one of Grand Park’s most popular restaurants.

Welcome to Maacheroni Republic

Maacheroni Republic offers its customers artisan homemade fresh organic pasta. And not only is the restaurant’s pasta dishes the delicious main draw, but they also have fantastic dessert offerings too. Whether you want some Lasanga di Carne, Rigatoni Pom’Amore or Tiramisu, this restaurant’s got you covered.

 

Have yourself a wonderful, seasonal date night and make your way down to Grand Park!

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The Nutcracker at Royce Hall

Picture Cred: Reed Hutchinson

The holidays are really starting to creep up. If you are looking to capitalize on the holiday spirit for the whole family, check out The Nutcracker. It’s basically a holiday / Christmas tradition to see the classic performance. This year, you have the opportunity to see the wonderful LA Ballet perform their version. And the best part is that you can see them perform at the classic Royce Hall venue. Located smack dab within the beautiful UCLA campus, Royce Hall is known for its dazzling architecture and beautiful acoustics.

In the first place, Royce, both inside and out, looks great. However, it goes beyond aesthetics, the ushers and other staff members will make sure you have the best possible environment to watch the performance. Equally important, after a bit of rain Friday morning, the weather forecast looks great. Theater patrons can walk around the beautiful campus, and perhaps check out the Westwood area as a whole. The LA Ballet will offer multiple performance of The Nutcracker this weekend. There will be shows running from Friday night through Sunday evening.

Furthermore, besides the wonderful venue, the performance itself receives rave reviews year after year. In addition to being known for its entertainment star power, Los Angeles has a great performing arts scene. I have personally seen their rendition of The Nutcracker several times over the last few years, so I can attest to the quality. Enjoy some holiday cheer for the whole family this weekend! Here is a link to the website  for more details.

 

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