The Montrose Monthly Newsletter

Make the most of your time in LA with our insider's guide to navigating the neighborhood. Discover up-and-coming art galleries, tuck into local restaurants and bars, and make your way to live music venues or sporting events. We’ll let you in on our favorite places to drink, dine, shop, and explore.

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    Have Your Mind Blown at One of LA’s Live Talks

    November 05

    Ever want to pick the brain of some of the most accomplished minds of our time? Well, here's your shot! Well, here's your shot!

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    Fall Features Scary Flicks and a Festive Carnaval

    October 01

    Halloween brings creative costumes, candy corn, and those ever-popular scary movies. We know you love ‘em, so we’re listing some fabulous opportunities for blood-curdling binge-watching, along with a heads-up about WeHo’s most fabulous Halloween gathering.

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    Party Late into the Night at the World Famous Viper Room

    September 03

    Whether you’re in the business of music or movies, L.A. is the place to be. It’s no wonder then that some of the hottest clubs in the world are right here in West Hollywood.

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    Book Soup: Where Hollywood Celebrities, Literary Luminaries, and Book Lovers Meet

    August 06

    In the early 1970s, two UCLA graduate students got this crazy idea to open an independent bookstore in West Hollywood (a neighborhood not necessarily known for its literary devotion). 

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    Laughter’s Always on Sale at the Comedy Store

    July 04

    What do John Belushi, Jim Carrey, Johnny Carson, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg, Chelsea Handler, and Steve Martin all have in common?

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    Party Hard on the 4th with Friends and Family at the Pacific Palisades Parade

    June 05

    In less than a month, fireworks will blanket the skies across the United States in celebration of the nation’s founding. If you’ll be here in Los Angeles on the 4th and would like to partake in some patriotic festivities, check out the Pacific Palisades Parade, just a half-hour drive from our hotel.

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    The Grove: Los Angeles’ Premier Outdoor Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment Center

    May 09

    With a design reminiscent of Los Angeles’ classic historic districts, the Grove is the go-to destination for shopping, dining, socializing, and all-around entertainment.

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    The Los Angeles Philharmonic: Breaking the Bounds of the Big Five

    April 01

    For much of the 20th century, the Big Five of North America’s classical music scene were indisputably the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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    From Agrabah to L.A.: The Tale of a Boy and His Magical Lamp

    March 07

    Everyone knows that if you want big screen blockbuster entertainment, you go to L.A., and if you want Tony Award winning live theater, you go to New York. In recent years, however, the historic Pantages Theatre has been on the forefront of bringing Broadway’s best right here to the city of Los Angeles.

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    The Best Improv in Los Angeles

    February 07

    Let’s be honest, when improv comedy is bad, it’s really bad, but when it’s good, it’s just about the most entertaining thing you’ll ever see.

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    Dreaming of Mexico in the City of Angels

    January 08

    For nearly a century, Los Angeles has been the place to be for movie magic and blockbuster entertainment. From now through February 11, it will also be home to the world’s preeminent theatrical performance ensemble, Cirque du Soleil.

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    Christmas Tree Lane: L.A.’s Answer to a White Christmas

    December 06

    SoCal is not exactly known for having a white Christmas. Palm trees and sunny skies, rather than cedars and snow, tend to be the order of the day. That said, if you’re longing for the storybook holiday experience, you can find it around here.

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    An Enchanted Evening of Lights at L.A.’s Descanso Gardens

    November 08

    One of the most time honored Christmas traditions in the United States, riding from house to house to marvel at flamboyant yard displays—inflatable reindeer, dancing snowmen, Santa sleighs bigger than a Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan—is a hallmark of the suburban childhood experience.

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    Indulge in Bavaria's Best

    October 08

    One of the great assets of the Los Angeles area is the tremendous cultural diversity that enhances the joy of life for us all. From now through the end of the month, you can take part in Southern California’s longest-running Oktoberfest, where authentic German food, drink, and music are a recipe for some of the liveliest parties of the year.

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    The Viper Room: A Rock and Roll Institution

    September 05

    One of the hottest clubs on the Sunset Strip, The Viper Room was originally known as Melody Room, a jazz joint and favorite nightspot of gangsters Mickey Cohen and Bugsy Siegel.

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    A Generous Serving of Book Soup

    August 10

    When you hear “Hollywood” (whether “west” or otherwise), you probably immediately think of blockbuster films, glitzy red carpet galas, and celebrities trying to duck past persistent paparazzi. You probably don’t immediately think of literary expertise and appreciation, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Book Soup.

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    The Comedy Store, Where Laughter is Always in Stock

    July 02

    When most folks hear “Hollywood,” they picture the classic stars of the silver screen, from Clark Gable, to Cary Grant, to Meryl Streep. Equally representative of the Hollywood glitterati are the many comedians who’ve gotten their start at West Hollywood’s own Comedy Store.

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    Independence Day in L.A.

    June 04

    As cities across the United States prepare to celebrate Independence Day, Los Angeles is once again at the forefront of festivities with its Pacific Palisades Parade.

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    Shopping and Socializing at the Grove

    May 01

    No visit to L.A. would be complete without a day out shopping and dining in the sun. So when the mood strikes you, head over to The Grove, one of the city’s top stops for high-end fashion and fraternizing.

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    A Day When Suddenly Everyone's Irish

    March 05

    An Irish fever sweeps across the home of the brave in the middle of March.

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    Tearful Tributes to Famous Hollywood Loves

    February 04

    Classic movies featuring lovey-dovey couples are returning to silver screens.

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    Smooth Out Last Year's Bruises

    January 08

    A smash weekend in Los Angeles is definitely going to improve your water cooler talk.

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    The Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

    November 21

    West Hollywood’s highly anticipated spectacle rides along Sunset Boulevard, hot on the heels of Thanksgiving Day.

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    The Comedies of High Culture

    November 07

    West Hollywood’s eternal glam turns up the glitz for three straight months through to New Year’s Eve.

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    Halloween Horror Nights, Haunted Hayrides and Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    October 10

    Get a grip on Halloween with the most spooktacular events Los Angeles has to offer. 

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    Society of the Spectacle

    September 12

    This September Cinefamily is showing Krzysztof Kieslowski masterpiece Dekalog, an awe-inspiring experience among other film-centric events around town. 

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    A Touch of the Wild

    August 14

    By the looks of it West Hollywood might have a monopoly on fresh music and newly established venues that routinely push the entertainment envelope.

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    The End of Summer

    July 08

    When we decided to put together this roadmap for those of you lucky enough to spend a few days or a week in West Hollywood we had no idea how difficult it would be. There’s a lot going on here, and that’s putting it mildly.

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    Fantastic Shows and Where to Find Them

    June 27

    This Independence Day the skies over many an American city will be a little quieter due to the nation’s collective tightening of belts, but Le Montrose is perfectly located in the heart of glowing Los Angeles, and we’re going to tell you how your entourage can secure a patriotic good time.

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    Get In The Grove Groove

    May 27

    Hungry for fashion, food...maybe a little bit of both? Set a course for The Grove, one of L.A.’s premier hubs of high-end shopping and socializing.

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