The Los Angeles Times has brought readers the information they need to make their lives more productive and enjoyable. As an extension of that mission, we produce over 90 events each year. Our marquee events includes:
Festival of Books
April | On the campus of the University of Southern California
In it's 22nd year. 156,000 attendees. 9 stages. Over 500 authors, speakers, media personalities, renowned Chefs, live music, contests, family programming and live performers. One of the largest lifestyle festivals in the country.
September | Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot
Showcasing the burgeoning and dynamic culinary scene represented in Los Angeles, The Taste includes local restaurant tastings and cooking demonstrations from celebrity top chefs, wine tastings and seminars. 8,000 people. 3 days. 5 distinct events.
The Envelope Screening Series
October – December | Arclight Sherman Oaks
A screening series of award-worthy feature films hosted by The Envelope. Following each screening is a Q&A conversation with the film industries TOP talent, moderated by our Los Angeles Times journalists.
LA Times Food Bowl
May 1st through 31st | Various locations throughout Los Angeles
The LA Times Food Bowl takes over L.A.’s food scene for the entire month of May. Over 300 events including in-restaurant experiences, a major multi-day outdoor Night Market in downtown L.A.’s Grand Park, pop-ups, and top notch programming by the world’s top chefs.
Ongoing | The Ace Theatre, The Pantages Theatre, The Wiltern Theatre
The Ideas Exchange features in-demand speakers engaging in dynamic conversations with Los Angeles Times journalists, offering fresh insights on a topic of current crucial interest. Past and future speakers include: Trevor Noah, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Arianna Huffington, Shonda Rhimes, Malcolm Gladwell, Carrie Brownstein, Frank Gehry, Bill Nye, Ken Burns, The Creators of Hamilton, and Salman Rushdie.
October | Various iconic L.A Venues
Inspired by our Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold's list of the 101 best restaurants in L.A., Bite Nite gives an exclusive crowd a chance to mingle with Jonathan and renowned chefs while sampling from 20 to 25 select restaurants.
LA Times HQ
January/July/September | Sundance Film Festival, San Diego Comic Con, Toronto Film Festival
The LA Times editorial team sets up shop at top film festivals and cultural events through the year. Our custom-branded and private photo and video studio gives our readers and sponsors full access to A-list celebrities, internet influencers, and top talent. We go behind the lens, letting viewers in on the antics and conversations that take place in our studio, as well as scenes from the street - from the fashion looks to the social scene.
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