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Live, Work & Play, Downtown L.A. Downtown Center Business Improvement District
June 2008
What's Up Downtown
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Summer comes to the city this month! Celebrate the warm weather with outdoor concerts, contemporary art, amazing season-closing shows at the Music Center, and more! You will also enjoy special events and hotel deals at our Downtown L.A. Open House 2008 in the first weekend of June. And don't forget to check out our new businesses and Downtown Deals. Come join us!
Upcoming Events
  Featured Event:
June 6-8, 2008

when: Friday evening to Sunday evening
where: All of downtown, plus
showcase at 7+Fig
price: FREE
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Downtown LA Open House 2008

June 6th through 8th is the weekend to discover what living AND playing in all of Downtown LA’s neighborhoods has to offer. On your self-guided open house, you can explore everything from where to live, dine and party to cultural, retail and entertainment hotspots. Go to for all the particulars, including free registration.

  • Housing – for-sale and for-lease lofts and apartments
  • Events at STAPLES Center, L.A. LIVE, and the Music Center, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Bars, nightclubs & lounges
  • Restaurants
  • Museums – MOCA & the Japanese American Museum
  • Art galleries
  • Shops and boutiques
  • Other venues, such as The Grand Central Market, FIDM, the Colburn School, and more

Remember to visit the Information Center and Downtown Showcase located at the 7+Fig Shopping Center. With all this excitement, plus special weekend hotel rates and discount parking passes, you may never want the weekend to end!

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June 1, 2008

when: 8pm
where: California Plaza
350 S Grand Ave
price: FREE
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Miles from India Ensemble,
Grand Performances 2008 Season Kick-Off

This collection of virtuosic classical Indian and American jazz musicians (some of whom performed in jazz giant Miles Davis’ most famous works) reinterprets the iconic musician’s best-known material, fusing sitar, tablas, mridangam and Carnatic violin with traditional western instruments.
June 5, 2008

when: 11:30am-2:30pm
where: Hope St between 3rd & Hope Place
price: FREE admission
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Hope for Firefighters

Hope for Firefighters features live music, delicious meals prepared by over 25 different fire stations throughout the City, fire apparatus and demonstrations, LAFD gift merchandise booths, raffle drawings, prizes, trophies and exciting Firefighter “Muster” games where more than twenty sponsored teams will compete for trophies & prizes in everything from bucket brigade, firefighter suit-up to an old fashioned hose pull contest. Bring your hats and sunscreen.
Now – June 15, 2008

when: Tuesday-Sunday,
where: REDCAT
250 S Grand Ave
price: FREE
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Dave McKenzie: Screen Doors on Submarines

Through video, performance, sculpture and installation, Dave McKenzie explores notions of public space and cultural exchange in relation to the private self. Often informed by humble actions, his modest proposals examine the world around us, revealing a larger set of social and political truths evidenced in the everyday.
Now – July 3, 2008

when: Tuesday-Sunday,
where: FIDM Gallery
price: FREE
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Aesthetes, Bohemians & Craftsmen:
Artistic Dress, 1880s – 1920s

This form of dress was sparked by influential artists subverting societal norms. The unlikely bellwethers of modern fashion, Aesthetes, Bohemians, and Craftsmen propelled fashion from the trussed clothing of the Victorian Era, and their influence is still evident in the styles of today.
Now – August 1, 2008

when: Monday-Friday,
where: 7+Fig Art Space
735 S Figueroa St,
middle level
price: FREE
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Habeas Index: Getting to Know Us

The Habeas Index is a survey administered to all interested visitors by artist Linda Pollack to examine our daily habits. The results will be aggregated into a composite that will reveal "us." Also featured will be a selection of photos by Gary Leonard, entitled "The Changing Skyline: Photography of Downtown L.A."
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New Businesses

213.623.4383 »
Extreme Boot Camp

A complete physical fitness program – concentrating on Cardiovascular Endurance, Flexibility and Range of Motion, Muscular Endurance, Muscular Strength, Body Composition, and Nutritional Guidance – our goal is to help you learn about fitness and nutrition so you can apply it to your life.
332 S Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Mon-Fri: 10:30am - 7pm »
Hoagies & Wings

Those “famous California hoagies and hot wings,” known in the Valley and Hollywood for being fast and affordable are now available to Downtowners looking for quick, quality eats without the high price tag. The chain touts several #1 titles from Citysearch including Winner for Best Chicken Wings.
445 S. Figueroa Street

Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Mon-Fri: 7am-8pm »
Johnny Rockets

Boasting great-tasting, all-American favorites, including juicy hamburgers, hand-dipped shakes & malts and freshly-baked apple pie. Enjoy an all-American diner look and feel, servers who know the secret behind getting ketchup out of the bottle, and tabletop jukeboxes that belt out tunes for a nickel.
850 S Broadway

(Inside The Chapman,
fronting 9th Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Daily: 7am-7pm »
Kelly's Coffee & Fudge

Kelly's serves specialty coffees, teas, blended smoothies, sandwiches and salads, and an impressive selection of freshly-baked pastries and home-style fudge. With flavors including Chocolate Caramel, Rocky Road, and Oreo Fudge, their fudge is a welcome temptation for those with a sweet tooth.
257 S Spring St #115

Los Angeles, CA 90012

See site for hours »
Lot 44 Coffee

Featuring the finest organic, fair trade estate and small lot coffees, Lot 44 brews your cup by hand, not machine. A wide selection of organic, protein-enhanced, gluten-free pastries are fresh-baked locally, and Lot 44's artisan handmade chocolates are infused with herbs, spices and extractions.
607 S Olive St

Los Angeles, CA 90014

Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 8am-7pm »

A sophisticated urban salon, Neihulé exudes style, hallmarked by four-star services. Neihulé means "to live a happy life" in the Angami dialect of Northeastern India, and you're sure to see why. A realm of leisure and luxury, this urban sanctuary provides a refuge from the harsh and hectic daily grind.
555 W 7th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90014

Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 8am-7pm »
Seven Restaurant & Bar

Featuring new California cuisine and a hip, energetic lounge, Seven's magnetic ambiance balances sleek design with warm colors and textures for an elegant but hip dining experience. Seven Restaurant & Bar melds sexiness, style, comfort, great cuisine and service into a memorable experience.
130 S Central Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Daily: 11am-11pm »

Choose from a multitude of different flavors and toppings to create your own treat at Yogurtland! Featuring a wall of frozen yogurt, a fresh fruits and toppings counter, and affordable pricing by the weight, Yogurtland is bringing something new to the fro-yo fad.
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Downtown Deals
Historic Core

Wednesday nights,
May 28 - July 2 »
“Nights on the Town” in Historic Downtown

Enjoy dinner and drink specials on Wednesday nights. Numerous local favorites are offering discounted dishes and complimentary desserts, wines, and more. Enjoy the long evenings and the buzz on Broadway with LA Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats! See you on the town for dinner!
Staples Center & LA LIVE

July 31 - August 1 »
X Games 14 @ »
X Games 14 – Insider Presale Tickets

Purchase X Games 14 tickets BEFORE they go on-sale to the general public! To take advantage of this special presale opportunity – starting June 10 at 10am (PT) – search for "X Games" on and use the special code "FIRST4X" to be among the lucky few to purchase the best seats for X Games 14!
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