LA goes nuts for the 4th, and this year’s no exception: nearly every part of the city has a permitted fireworks show, where all you’ll have to do is look up to see the rockets’ red glare. But if you want to get close to the action, here are all the details on the spots to watch fireworks this year in LA.
Pasadena 2:00, 7/4 Motorcycle stunts! Live music from the Beatles tribute band Liverpool Legends (which is an odd choice on America’s birthday, but whatever)! A special salute honoring JPL! And, duh, fireworks!
Hollywood 7:15, 7/3 After Cinespia’s screening of Grease (doesn’t get more American than a movie about completely changing your personality so people will like you), Hollywood Forever will light up the night with their annual fireworks show.
Echo Park 4:15, 7/4 Stay after the Dodgers/Mets game for a USO Show Troupe performance and a gigantic fireworks show.
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Wilder Shaw is a regular Thrillist contributor who will probably pay money to see Independence Day: Resurgence in theaters and isn’t sorry ‘bout it. Talk Goldblum with him on Instagram at @wildershaw and Twitter at @WilderShaw_.
If there’s ever a doubt that our great City of Angels has something for everyone, look no further than the LA Marathon. During its 26.2-mile “From the Stadium to the Sea” course, participants pass by parks, lakes, historic theatres, architectural gems, concert halls, ornate cathedrals, Lamborghini dealerships, legendary live music venues, beaches, and the Museum of Death, all while accomplishing one badass feat of a lifetime. For those of us sitting this one out on Sunday, there are plenty of spots to cheer on our on-the-run counterparts, catch entertainment along the route, and even hit up a festival at the end. Here’s everything you need to know about race day whether you’re a runner, a spectator, or just someone trying to get to brunch on time.
Everywhere You Can Get Cheap Food for St. Patrick's Day
It's safe to say that the way Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day changes as you get older. Rising early to day-drink green beer isn't for everyone. It's like your sixth-grade health teacher said, your body is changing. Only this time, it's more about your dwindling metabolism and inability to deal with hangovers than your changing voice and growing pains.
So, if you're not heading into the street wearing your finest grimy old green t-shirt, you may be more interested in where you can find a bite to eat on St. Patrick's Day rather than finding what bar has deals on Guinness and Jameson combos. There's not much help to be had about your worsening hangovers, but we can help you find food deals for St. Patrick's Day from places like Bruegger's Bagels, Jersey Mike's, California Pizza Kitchen, as well as other national chains and local restaurants.
Here are all the places where you can find a good deal on some grub in honor of the only holiday where we collectively decide to drink 13 million pints of Guinness.
Here’s the Scoop on the Patriots Victory Parade in Boston
That 13-3 victory against the Rams may not have been the prettiest -- in fact, it was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history -- but a championship is a freakin’ championship. Or as a sleep-deprived Julian Edelman put it on CNN: “I’ll take an ugly win over a pretty loss any day.” And so, a mere 14 weeks after the Red Sox victory parade, the duck boats are set to roll once again, this time in honor of the NFL’s greatest dynasty. (Yeah, we went there.) Once you’re done rehashing the quality of the ads, Gilmore’s interception, Gronk’s 29-yard reception, Belichick’s defensive plan, and Edelman’s all-around awesomeness (for all we know, he and Brady are still hugging on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium sidelines), don your Pats apparel and take to the streets once more.
Here's everything you need to know about the Patriots Super Bowl victory parade.