LA County Fair

Funnel cake hamburgers. Fried peanut butter pickles. Chocolate covered bacon. Are you drooling yet? We are. The LA County Fair is our favorite way to wind down bikini season and kick off fall. The fun starts Labor Day weekend and runs through September 27. Learn more here.

USC Football Season

September marks the official launch of college football season, and we couldn’t be more excited. You can cheer for the USC Trojans at three home games this month: September 5, 12 and 19. Purchase your tickets in advance through the USC Ticket Office website and Fight On!

Spicy Soup Sensation: KYODONG JJAMPPONG

The spicy soup sensation that has taken over Korea has just touched down in Los Angeles—right here in Koreatown. Lee Mangu’s jjamppong is a spicy heaven for seafood lovers. Our prediction? The main dish—shrimp, clams, squid and mussels piled on top of fat noodles soaked in a chili oil-based broth—will have a cult following in…

Super Sneak Peek: Proper

Look out, Ace Hotel. There’s a trendy new rooftop hotel spot coming to town. An old, 13-story red brick building along the Broadway corridor will soon be transformed into Proper, a 148-room boutique hotel, complete with a rooftop pool and bar, basement bar and ground-floor restaurant with sidewalk dining. (Consider this your super sneak peek:…

‘Rain Room’ Installation at LACMA

No umbrella necessary for a stroll through this downpour. In a new exhibition coming to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, you can go dancing in the rain without actually getting wet, thanks to some pretty serious sensor technology. Get in line to buy your tickets early—the art installation drew an average of 1,000…

VISIT: Ooga Booga in DTLA

Book launches, art exhibitions, workshops, live music and other performances all take place in this nondescript space along the LA River in Downtown LA.Vogue calls this spot “the art store-cum-gallery that always keeps you guessing.” Their website, which is as outlandish as their name, lists upcoming events and current exhibitions.

The Springs: A Health-Centered Oasis

Unwind and find your inner zen amongst Hollywood A-listers and DTLA’s trendsetters in the one of the Arts District’s newest converted warehouses: a holistic spa featuring yoga, energy healing, meditation workshops and a raw vegan cafe. It’s the chillest place to see and be seen. Find out more about The Springs here.

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Old School Cool at Break Room 86

Break Room 86—the latest endeavor by LA’s famous Houston Brothers—is an 80s-themed bar with a twist. Enter through a super-cool secret entrance in the Line Hotel’s kitchen loading dock, and you’ll be instantly transported back to your childhood with details like a vintage cassette wall, video arcade games and four karaoke rooms. Satisfy your sweet…