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February 2009
What's Up Downtown
 
In this issue:

» New Businesses
» Upcoming Events
» Downtown Deals
We're proud to welcome 6 new businesses to Downtown, and we're looking forward to some very interesting events this month.

If you haven't made plans for Valentine's Day yet, we've got plenty of ideas and special offers for you. Whatever your tastes may be, our list of the Top Ten Valentine’s Activities in Downtown LA will help make the day as special as your love. Come celebrate Valentine's your own way in Downtown LA!
New Businesses
 
1855 Industrial St. #10

Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 415-1828

beloveyoga.com »
Be Love Yoga & Body Work

Located in the Toy Factory Lofts in the Arts District, Be Love Yoga & Body Work is a unique new yoga studio. Their schedule includes yoga sessions, plus various workshops and special events – with private instruction available by appointment. You'll also find apparel and interesting objects in their boutique.
 
453 S. Spring St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 239-9099

thecrockerclub.com »
Crocker Club

Nestled in an underground vault space, this classy club is named after the building's former tenant, the Crocker Citizens National Bank. The pinstripe-clad staff, classic cocktails, intimate booths, and moody lighting will take you to another era. And, even more exciting, the Ghost Bar in the back is reportedly truly haunted.
 
633 W. 5th St.

Ste. 5750
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 617-8229

Mon-Fri: 6am-8pm
Sat: 10am-2pm

educogym.com »
Educogym

Educogym® boasts a focused, group-based approach with highly-trained, certified staff. Trainers provide personalized exercise and nutrition programs, with individual consultations on a continuous basis. Groups are small to ensure a level of supervision for maximum results at a lower cost.
 
1050 S. Flower St.

Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 749-1460

Lunch: Mon-Fri, 11:30am-3pm
Dinner: Mon-Sat, 5:30-10:30pm
& Sun, 5:30-10pm

riverarestaurant.com »
Rivera Restaurant

Through food and drink, Rivera celebrates the story and spirit of Latin culture around the world. You'll enjoy a season-appropriate menu, with organic ingredients served at the peak of their freshness. Rivera's striking, custom-built space and carefully-prepared food make for a memorable experience.
 
505 S. Flower St.

Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 627-5511

Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4pm
Rowdy Red Wine & Burger Bar

Located in 505 Flower, the underground food court and convenience center at City National Plaza, Rowdy Red is a promising new burger bar. Warm, sleek finishes, a good selection of burgers, and affordable prices make for a cozy, no-fuss lunch. Watch for a sizable wine list as well, coming soon.
 
317 S. Broadway

Grand Central Square
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 999-3475

Daily: 9am-6pm

grandcentralsquare.com »
Yogurt Factory

Enjoy the newest trend in the fro-yo craze: Serve yourself, choose your own toppings, and pay by the weight – only 35 cents per ounce! With four tasty flavors and a weekday "happy hour" of 30 cents/ounce from 4-6pm, Yogurt Factory is another great reason to visit the Grand Central Market.
 
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Upcoming Events
 
  Featured Event:
Find unique ideas for:

• Art Lovers
• Traditional Romantics
• Musically Inclined
• Aspiring Hipsters
• Dancing Queens
• Fun Lovers
• Sports Lovers
• Spa Goers
• History & Culture Enthusiasts
• Pet Lovers
Top 10 Valentine's Activities in Downtown LA

Celebrate Valentine's in the Heart of LA! Downtown LA is the perfect place to visit for a Valentine’s Day as special as your love. We've made it easy to plan your day with these Top 10 Activities.

Take advantage of exclusive offers, including 2-for-1 tickets specials on Los Angeles Conservancy Walking Tours, StarLine Tours, and the GRAMMY Museum. Or enjoy spa treatment specials for you and someone special – even your pet!

Plan your day at www.downtownla.com »
 
Now – February 18

where: 7+FIG Art Space
& Shopping Center
735 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
price: FREE
 
Go to event site »
Collage Dance Theatre: A Material World

Collage Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Heidi Duckler collaborates with painter and multimedia artist HK Zamani to create a site-specific public art project culminating in a performance by the company leading the Downtown community through the winding architecture of 7+FIG. Residency & Open Rehearsals: January 5 – February 17. Performances: February 18, 12:30 pm & 5:30 pm.
 
Now – March 1

where: Ahmanson Theatre
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
price: $20+
 
Go to event site »
Minsky's, The New Musical Comedy

A racy musical comedy set in a time when entertainment was about bawdy comedians and dazzling chorines. It’s a world reigned over by the king of burlesque, Billy Minsky – until the day he falls in love and the cops come banging on his door! From the creators of The Drowsy Chaperone and the composer of Annie.
 
Now – March 15

where: Mark Taper Forum
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
price: $20+
 
Go to event site »
Pippin

Tony Award®-winning Pippin is the lively coming-of-age story of King Charlemagne’s oldest son in a colorful, imaginative tale that appeals to the young-at-heart everywhere. This original musical event features deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing actors – interweaving voice and American Sign Language with music, dance, and joyous storytelling.
 
Now – March 29

where: Central Library
630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
price: FREE
 
Go to event site »
L.A. Unfolded: Maps from LAPL

The exhibition focuses on Los Angeles and California and features topographic surveys, tourist guides, real estate maps, pictorials, illustrations and more. Highlights include a 1791 Spanish explorers’ California coast map and much more. L.A. Unfolded draws exclusively from the Los Angeles Public Library’s impressive map collection.
 
 
February 5

Go to event site »
Go Red for Women Lights Up the Downtown Skyline with Hearts

Downtown Los Angeles buildings will be lit up to show support for the fight against heart disease in women. City Hall will be lit up in red, and a number of skyscrapers throughout Downtown Los Angeles will show their Go Red spirit by lighting giant hearts in their windows – truly a breathtaking display of support for the lifesaving Go Red message.
 
February 6-7

when: 8:30pm
where: REDCAT
631 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
price: $10 - $20
 
Go to event site »
CalArts' CEAIT Festival

Sound art pioneer Yasunao Tone and composer Marina Rosenfeld headline this year's program of innovative and unconventional electroacoustic and cross-media work from CalArts' Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology (CEAIT). Experience unique experimental compilations and artworks.
 
 
February 21 – March 8

where: REDCAT
631 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
price: $5/film
 
Go to event site »
REDCAT International Children's Film Festival

Now in its fourth year, this audience favorite raises the curtain on a world of wonder, sure to delight film lovers of all ages. The festival looks to all corners of the world for its new collection of inspiring stories, exhilarating adventures and pure cinematic joy. Films include visionary animation, rip-roaring live action, and rare classic films.
 
February 21 – March 15

where: Los Angeles Opera
135. N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
price: $20 - $250
 
Go to event site »
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner

Gods, goddesses, giants, and dwarves struggle to be lords of the ring, but as Wagner's mammoth music drama unfolds, the ring's curse unleashes its vengeance. From the opening sounds of the River Rhine's rippling waters through the majestic Entry of the Gods into Valhalla, you'll be swept away into a vivid world and unforgettable musical experience.
 
 
February 22

when: 7pm
where: LA Master Chorale
Walt Disney Concert Hall
151 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
 
Go to event site »
Chorus + Organ

This extravagant concert ebbs and flows in waves of sound – cresting with the magnitude of full chorus and organ in Arvo Part's De Profundis, and retreating with intimate moments of a cappella reflection with Bruckner motets. Chorus + Organ will transport the audience from the quietest pause to the grandest flourish.
 
  View more events at www.downtownla.com »
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Downtown Deals
 
Find special deals for:

• FIDM Museum & Galleries
• GRAMMY Museum
• LA Athletic Club
• Hilton Checkers
• Neihule Salon
• LA Conservancy Walking Tours
• Pussy & Pooch
• Bark Avenue
Top 10 Valentine's Activities in Downtown LA

Celebrate Valentine's in the Heart of LA! Downtown LA is the perfect place to visit for a Valentine’s Day as special as your love. We've made it easy to plan your day with these Top 10 Activities.

Take advantage of exclusive offers, including 2-for-1 tickets specials on Los Angeles Conservancy Walking Tours, StarLine Tours, and the GRAMMY Museum. Or enjoy spa treatment specials for you and someone special – even your pet!

Plan your day at www.downtownla.com »
 
Patina Group

Now – February 28

• Cafe Pinot
• Kendall's Brasserie
• Nick & Stef's Steakhouse
• Patinette Cafe @ MOCA
• Zucca Ristorante

patinagroup.com »
Wines for the Wise

This winter, please enjoy 25% off all bottles of our award-winning wines! As a "thank you" to our guests for dining with us in these challenging times, we would like to extend a special offer on our reds, whites, and rosés to complement your meal.
 
  View more deals at www.downtownla.com »
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Special thanks to www.angelenic.com for providing images of various new businesses.

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