Hollywood is gearing up for the Oscars. More than 20 movie costumes, including oscar nominated ones are, are on display in Southern California. KTLA's Gayle Anderson brings us a close look, plus details on other events you can enjoy this weekend.
26th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration
The Original Farmers Market
6333 West Third Street
Fairfax & Third
The Original Farmers Market hosts its 26th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration at Fairfax and Third. The family friendly affair features all of the New Orleans staples: bead throwing, beignets, face painting, world class Cajun gumbo and Jambalaya, plus an all star music lineup.
The Queen Mary Scots Festival
International Highland Games XXII
1126 Queens Highway
1 877 342 0738
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Queen Mary in Long Beach where the Scots festival and International Highland Games are underway. Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.
Wilshire May Company building
6067 Wilshire Boulevard
It’s the Oscar season. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences teaches us about the business and creativity involved in costume design at this exhibit. HOLLYWOOD COSTUME, a multimedia exhibition features 150 iconic costumes from Hollywood’s Golden Age through the present. This exhibition is now on view in the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax.
The exhibition includes the original ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz shown with Dorothy’s blue and white gingham pinafore dress.
Series 2: A Presentation of the Timeless Inspiration Behind a New Collection
1135 North Highland Avenue
1 – 866 – VUITTON
Louis Vuitton is transforming its spring 2015 fashion show into an interactive, multimedia experience that’s free to the public. The Louis Vuitton Series 2: A Presentation of the Timeless Inspiration Behind a New Collection is an exhibition where there is no product for sale at the space on North Highland Avenue. The exhibition designed to let visitors go behind the scenes of creating a runway collection and staging a fashion show.
The Heyday of L.A.’s Music Scene Central Library
Los Angeles Public Library
630 West 5th Street
213 228 7000
Here’s another free exhibit! THE HEYDEY OF L.A.’S MUSIC SCENE is downtown at the Los Angeles Public Library. It showcases photographs of the artists who defined the Southern California music scene from the late seventies through the late eighties. From El Vez, “The Mexican Elvis” to Rapper Eazy-E to Eddie Van Halen and more .
4824 North Vineland Avenue
818 980 5600
And, what appeared to be a rather distressed, dilapidated barrel shaped building in North Hollywood is actually a Los Angeles landmark that his now completely restored after three years and is ready for you to stop by for a snack and a beverage. It’s the Idle Hour established in 1941.
Idle Hour’s thematic structural design, known as “Programmatic” architecture and one of the last remaining in L.A., is a throwback to the dawning of the city’s booming car culture. It originated as a response to the rise of the automobile in the 1940s, providing rapidly passing motorists a chance to instantly recognize buildings designed to reflect their operations. In order to be noticed as a taproom, Idle Hour resembled a whiskey barrel, while other quick-serve locations built up in the shapes of tea kettles, doughnuts, and other wildly oversized objects.
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Have a GREAT Sunday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.