1. Reports of jazz’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. The music genre is currently in the midst of an exciting resurgence with a collection of talented and inventive musicians leading the charge. On the forefront is saxophonist Kamasi Washington, who is returning to his hometown Los Ang…

As fall approaches, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is bringing back its popular annual Spider Pavilion. The pavilion, set up outside of the museum in Exposition Park, lets museumgoers get close with the spiders, inspect their webs and learn more about the eight-legged creatures.

The Industrial District’s Row DTLA is adding a rotating immersive art installation to its campus for the fall. Unidentified Landed Object, an interactive art group, is setting up shop across from The Manufactory, partnering with the group NextArt for two shows starting Sunday, Sept. 15. T

There’s a lot of talk about “peak TV” these days, what with the copious network, cable and streaming dramas and sitcoms, period miniseries, and big-budget fantasy, science-fiction and superhero epics.

A few years ago a group of Downtown Los Angeles activists and stakeholders noticed a problem. Despite having a vibrant and inclusive LGBTQ population, Downtown lacked a gathering akin to the pride festivals held annually across the nation in June.

DTLA — Two weeks after films started screening, the Downtown Los Angeles Alamo Drafthouse held an official opening party. The bash on Thursday, Aug. 8, drew a crowd that included filmmakers, actors and RZA of the hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan.

Double, double, toil and trouble. It’s time not for the fire to burn and the cauldron to bubble, but instead to welcome Macbeth back to Downtown Los Angeles.

Since 1934, Nisei Week, the annual festival of Japanese culture, has lit up the streets of Little Tokyo. Thousands of people come out each year for a variety of events that highlight the experiences and culture of Japanese Americans (“Nisei” refers to second-generation Japanese Americans).

The Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live is getting a high-tech addition. In the coming weeks the complex will install the “Immersive Cinema Experience” developed by the French company CGR Cinemas. The system involves adding 10 LED light panels to the sides of a theater (five on each side) that are il…

If you haven’t seen Ty Segall live in concert, this week is your chance. If you miss it, don’t worry — there are nine more upcoming opportunities.

Downtown is an entertainment hub, with destinations for the arts, music, theater and more. In the 31st annual Best of Downtown awards, readers chose their favorite venues and programs.