Culture and Arts

Bank of America Performing Arts Center

The Center's stellar headliners run the spectrum from the contemporary to the classic, in addition to touring Broadway musicals, popular entertainers, award-winning children’s programs, international ballet, folk and modern dance companies, classical symphonic performances, chamber music, choral ensembles, civic light opera, comedy, distinguished speakers, films, magic, jazz, big band orchestras, and live theatre and community programs. To further enhance the theatre experience, the Fred Kavli Theatre Lobby doubles as a fine art gallery for exhibitions by both local and internationally acclaimed artists.

The Bank of America Performing Arts Center consists of the 1,800-seat Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts and the 394-seat Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre, which combine outstanding arts and entertainment with state-of-the-art technology and acoustics. Over 300,000 patrons and 50,000 children attend more than 400 performances annually.

2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

805-449-2787

www.civicartsplaza.com

GETTY MUSEUM

Designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Richard Meier, the world-famous Getty Center (http://www.getty.edu/visit/center/) opened to the public Dec. 16, 1997. Nestled above Brentwood on a hilltop in the Santa Monica Mountains, the 24-acre campus houses the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation and the J. Paul Getty Trust.

With its fine art exhibitions, impressive architecture, lush gardens and spectacular city views, the Getty Center draws 1.3 million annual visitors for educational and recreational purposes alike. Whether you’re looking to reflect in the present or rethink history, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy these experiences.

THE CANYON CLUB

The Canyon Club hosts some of Musics living legends in a small intimate setting with full dinner service. Enjoy musicians like BB King up close and personal, or some of Rocks greats stripped down and acoustic. A full-scale, four-star dinner menu and a state-of-the-art sound and light system offer a full night of dinner and dancing.

28912 Roadside Drive

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

(818)879 5016

www.canyonclub.net 

 FARMERS' MARKET - OLD TOWN CALABASAS

Every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, residents and visitors flock to Old Town Calabasas where a weekly farmers' market replaces the old general store. Local vendors bring their fresh and exotic fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and prepared foods to go.

(818) 591-8161

LEONIS ADOBE MUSEUM & CALABASAS CREEK PARK

During the 19th century, Calabasas developed a reputation of being a wild and lawless territory known for its one-day justice ruled by Miguel Leonis, the "King of Calabasas." Open to the public, the Leonis Adobe Museum is the Leonis family's preserved, scaled-down ranch and includes original buildings with livestock and artifacts for viewing.The Leonis Adobe Museum is located in Old Town Calabasas at 23537 Calabasas Road. Hours are Wednesday - Friday and Sunday, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(818) 222-6511

www.leonisadobemusuem.org

SANTA MONICA PIER AND BEACH

Call it the anti-Disneyland: with just a handful of rides, Pacific Park is Santa Monica's small, do-able amusement park, perched right on the ocean. And with no gates and no entry fee, it's got a warm, fuzzy community feel. There's a 9-story-tall ferris wheel and a roller coaster that seems to hang right over the ocean anchoring this seaside amusement park. Click here for location and additional information on the area.

MALIBU PIER AND BEACH

Located just northwest of the Malibu pier, this scenic spot is also a bird sanctuary, protected wetlands and a great place to soak some rays. Hiking trails and picnicking areas, as well as an on-site lifeguard, bird watching, restrooms and showers render this a terrific beach for all ages. Click here for location and additional information on the area.

VENICE BEACH & BOARDWALK

A day by the beach with lots of interesting people watching. Known for its eclectic street vendors and entertainers set against the golden California coast.  Shop in little tourist stores, enjoy spectating at the Venice skatepark, watch incredible feats of strength at Venice's World famous muscle beach. There is a little bit something here

MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST

(The Gene Autry Museum)

4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

(323) 667-2000

Some Local Venues

Bell Canyon is conveniently located in within minutes to all the rich tapestry of Culture and Art that Los Angeles is famous for. L.A. has more museums and theaters than any U.S. city, and a thriving music and gallery scene. An LA Philharmonic performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall is a must-see, as well as an outdoor concert at the Hollywood Bowl and shows at other famous music venues. L.A.’s world class museums include the stunning Getty Center in Brentwood and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Museum Row. Monthly art walks take place throughout the city, including popular events in Downtown L.A. and Venice Beach. And of course, when it comes to film and television, Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world. The Los Angeles landscape is filled with architectural masterpieces and wonderful lush gardens. Pritzker Prize winning architects designed icons like Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Broad Contemporary Art Museum, and the Getty Center. Frank Lloyd Wright designed L.A. landmarks including the Hollyhock House and the Ennis House. L.A.’s urban oases include Descanso Gardens, the Huntington Library, Exposition Park’s Rose Garden, and the Getty Center’s Central Garden. Whether is an enjoyable evening out or casual Sunday afternoon stroll, all of these venues are easily accessible from the gates of Bell Canyon.