From jaw-dropping art to unforgettable dining experiences, discover the best-kept secrets of Los Feliz
Both eclectic and charming, bustling and laid-back, Los Feliz is one of the most unique communities in all of Los Angeles. Full of character and experiences you can’t find anywhere else, a day or night spent in the neighborhood is bound to be memorable. Though Los Feliz is home to the famous Greek Theatre and Griffith Park Observatory, it also has many must-visit hidden gems. Here are five of the best unique outings in Los Feliz.
The art showcased in the La Luz De Jesus Gallery is extensive and wacky. From paintings to sculptures, art that pays tribute to religion, to pieces that are raunchy in nature, there is a definite hodgepodge of styles on display.
Established by art collector Billy Shire in the mid-80s, this gallery is considered one of the primary birthplaces of the lowbrow art movement. Located in the quirky Wacko/Soap Plant store, La Luz De Jesus includes items that will excite and challenge you, offering a distinctly different vibe from what you might find in LA’s larger museums like The Broad or MOCA.
Rockwell Table and Stage turns the traditional dinner theater experience upside down. With performances almost every night of the week, this venue hosts everything from solo shows with Broadway-caliber performers to original musicals, all while serving gourmet food and cocktails.
One popular happening at Rockwell Table and Stage is their wildly successful “Unauthorized Musical Parody” series, where subversive humor and modern-day pop songs are integrated into favorite movie plots. Recent parodied films include 10 Things I Hate About You, Jurassic Park, and Bridesmaids. Unlike a mainstream experience you’d find at Pantages or Ahmanson, Rockwell Table and Stage offers a more interactive and casual vibe.
Having been in operation for nearly a century now, Vista Theater gives moviegoers a traditional and unforgettable cinematic experience. A single-screen theater, the Spanish and Egyptian-style architecture is one-of-a-kind, the building’s design sure to be nearly as memorable as the film itself.
Designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright back in the 20s, the Hollyhock and Ennis Houses are premier pieces of Mayan Revival and Modernist architecture. Now considered iconic pieces of Loz Feliz real estate, Hollyhock and Ennis Houses have been immortalized in various films and television shows, including Blade Runner, Twin Peaks, and The House on Haunted Hill. Though the Ennis House is a private residence and can only be viewed from afar, tours of Hollyhock are available Tuesdays through Sundays.
If you’re seeking an unusual dining experience, look no further than The Dresden. You will be transported back to the 1950s the moment you step through the door and see the old-fashioned lounge decor and hear the sounds of live jazz and blues. The atmosphere and entertainment are accompanied by exquisite traditional American cuisine, providing guests with an experience that is sure to please all the senses.
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