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Michelangelo’s Famous Sistine Chapel Is Coming To LA Next Month

Ready for a chance to get an up-close and personal look at one of history’s greatest works of art? Explore the Sistine Chapel as you’ve never seen it before. Coming in August, you can explore the stunning details of Michelangelo’s iconic work at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition , produced by the LA-based SEE Global Entertainment (SEE™) , a family of companies that specialize in global touring exhibitions. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition showcases the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements while allowing its visitors to experience this art from an up-close, life-sized, and never-before-seen perspective. Allow the artistic genius’s masterpieces to blossom around you, enfolding you in their brilliance. Get your tickets here.
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Disney Park Visitors Are Now Required To Wear A Mask Indoors

Starting July 30, all Disney parks will require all guests to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. Parkgoers who want to visit Disneyland and California Adventure this summer will now have to wear masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status. Visitors who are two years old or younger are exempt from this rule.
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California Recommends Everyone Wear Masks Indoors Again

This news comes after the CDC recommended indoor masks in areas of “high” and “substantial” transmission. The California Department of Public Health updated its Guidance for Face Coverings yesterday, adding a new recommendation for “universal masking indoors statewide.” A recommendation is not a mandate, so masking up is not being enforced, but things may change among different counties in the coming days and weeks.
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This Immersive ‘Army Of The Dead’ VR Experience Is Finally Open In LA, And It’s Mind-Blowing

The exhilarating ‘Army of the Dead’ VR experience has finally opened at L.A.’s Westfield Century City Rooftop. A 5th-floor parking garage in Santa Monica has been turned into a cinematic playground with this Army of the Dead – Viva Las Vengeance: A VR Experience . Step into a cutting-edge, adrenaline-fueled world where Westfield Century City Rooftop becomes a dystopian quarantine zone, riddled with flesh-eating zombies. Your mission: Battle the undead, save the living.
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CA State Staff And Healthcare Workers Will Need To Be Vaccinated Or Tested Weekly Starting This August

Newsom’s announcement follows a sharp rise new cases. From August 2, all California state employees and healthcare workers will be required to show proof of full vaccinating or undergo regular COVID-19 testing. Governor Gavin Newsom made the announcement on Monday, in an effort to curb the surge in cases over the last few months which has mostly been driven by the more transmissable Delta variant.
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Hollywood’s Vintage Eatery Musso & Frank Grill Is Open

You can finally dine at this time capsule of The Golden Age of Hollywood again. Hollywood has changed quite a bit since 1919, but its longest-standing restaurant has managed to remain the same. Not many businesses have the fortune of sticking around in a city that’s always looking to find ‘ the next best thing ,’ yet Musso and Frank Grill has managed to prevail in one of Los Angeles’ most evolved districts. Adored by locals and celebrities alike — the Hollywood vet remains a fan favorite due to the simple fact that very few modifications have been made to its establishment over the course of a century.
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Vista Patio On The 69th Floor Of The US Bank Tower Is Now Closed

Dine 900 feet above the world in DTLA. UPDATE: Vista Patio is now closed. For more breathtaking views of the city take a look at 71Above or Spire 73 . When the glass slide at the OUE Skyspace observation deck closed down , many Angelenos regretted not paying the fee to enjoy the unmatched views alongside tourists. While we’ll still miss the events put on at this exquisite venue, we finally have a new reason to head up to the 69th floor of the US Bank Tower building: Vista Patio. The new al fresco restaurant by 71Above soars 900 feet above the DTLA, making it the highest outdoor dining room in the world.
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This Psychedelic Grocery Store In Las Vegas Takes Immersive Art To A Surreal Level

Omega Mart is open and it’s giving your usual grocery store ‘trip’ a whole new meaning. Stepping into this conceptual grocery store is like dropping into Willy Wonka’s factory but with an Alice in Wonderland twist. Kaleidoscopic aisles are brimming with surreal products that blur the line between art and grocery store items. Omega Mart has declared itself “America’s Most Exceptional Grocery Store” and it’s easy to see why. If you’re up for a little ‘trip’ you can head to the dreamworld in AREA 15 arts complex in Las Vegas, Nevada, but be warned, you’ll never be able to look at shopping the same way again.
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Surreal Weekend Escapes That Are Less Than 3 Hours Away From L.A.

Now, this is what we call a change of scenery. We all need a little change of scenery every now and then, but luckily Angelenos don’t have to travel too far for it. As much as we love L.A., with some of our favorite things out the picture, there’s simply no better time to get to know the surrounding lands and discover (or rediscover) all its hidden gems. Here are some dreamy weekend escapes, less than a 3-hour drive from L.A., that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into another world.
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Celebrate 10 Years Of Street Food Cinema With Its First Screening At Griffith Park

L.A.’s largest outdoor movie series is back with Blockbuster hits, live music, food trucks, and great weather – what more can you ask for?. After successfully pivoting to the drive-in format during the lockdown, Street Food Cinema is back to its old self and better than ever before. This season it will be celebrating its 10th year of creating movie magic for music-loving foodies. By bringing together the best in pop culture films, gourmet street food, and progressive new music, SFC will change your perspective on viewing parties indefinitely. Even if you’ve seen these movies before, you’ve never experienced them like this.
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A Chilling ‘American Horror Story’ Night Bakery Is Coming To L.A.

In honor of American Horror Story’s new anthology series and the return of the original show in its new season, FX is celebrating with a pop-up bakery. A freshly baked batch of creepy confectionery will be released every day based on a different season of the series. While there aren’t many details available yet, the glowing neon red AHS Night Bites pop-up bakery is set to light up L.A.’s late-night dessert scene from August 4.
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This Glorious 70s-Themed Cocktail Lounge Is Hidden Above A Hollywood Pizza Restaurant

You can enjoy timeless hits at this throwback bar—you just have to find it first!. Sunset & Vinyl – a bar with turntables, endless vinyls 70’s vibe – is hidden within and above 8oo Degrees Pizza. Founder Anthony Carron transformed the vacant space above his restaurant into a blast from the past. After you make your way past the leather booths and the pizza station, head towards the bathrooms, and up the stairs, you’ll feel as though you walked through a time capsule.
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This Interactive Map Will Help You Keep Track Of Wildfires Across CA

As we gear up for another wildfire season on the west coast, it’s essential to find good resources. This summer is heating up, and any Californian knows that wildfire season is something to be taken very seriously. This interactive #FireMappers map is a great tool maintained by the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation , which keeps track of all the wildfires currently happening in the United States. For evacuations and immediate threats, it’s best to keep an eye on Cal Fire , but the NAPSG map is a good resource for big-picture wildfire updates around the state.
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Amboy’s Most Intriguing Landmarks And Geological Sites In The Mojave Desert

A few fascinating gems hidden in Amboy—yes, the ghost town that was listed on eBay. There is plenty to see along the historic Route 66 (“America’s Highway”) and one of them is the abandoned town of Amboy in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Although there isn’t a whole lot of activity here, it’s an incredible place to take in the turbulent geological past of the area and how this storied town from the 1800s made it onto eBay. Here are all the telling sights that make this town an unmissable stop.
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12 Places To Grab A Poolside Drink In LA This Summer

Soak up the sun with a chilled drink in hand. It’s only the beginning of June and next week southwest California will already see full summer weather with highs of 98 to 100 degrees. So your only defense (besides plastering on the sunscreen and hiding out in a cooling center) is to arm yourself with a refreshing beverage and positioning yourself close to a cold pool of water. While you could also head to one of these natural swimming holes , or a stunning SoCal beach , having a delicious cocktail delivered straight to your hand while you’re semi-submerged in a sparkling pool is truly just a means of survival.
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Indulge In Sushi, Mochi & Traditional Japanese Treatments At This Heavenly Spa In Beverly Hills

Enjoy treatments tailored to your physical, mental and emotional needs, then wrap up in a kimono for sushi and mochi. It’s hard to fathom why the concept of combining spa treatments and cuisine isn’t more widely adopted. At Tomoko Spa in Beverly Hills, holistic Japanese treatments couples are artfully coupled with a dining experience that will redefine your standards of indulgence and make you feel like you’ve spent the day in Kyoto.