Econo Lodge Near LAX
4123 W. Century Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90304
Phone: (310) 672-7285
Fax: (310) 672-1046
Hollywood Park Racetrack is located just three miles from LAX and features horse racing. It was opened by Jack Warner of Warner Brothers fame in 1938 and included shareholders such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Joan Blondell and Walt Disney. The racetrack has been through a lot including a fire in 1949, but it is still a place where Los Angelenos can enjoy a day or evening with a beer and a dream of winning some money. Check website for the schedule.
The Forum, a.k.a. Great Western Forum is one of the area's entertainment hotspots. Former home of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Kings, the Forum now frequently hosts boxing matches, rock concerts with performers such as Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Stevie Wonder, and other miscellaneous events. The glitzy, backlit Roman architecture seems a little out of place in Los Angeles, but it has its charms. As the Forum seats as many as 18,000 people, parking can be a little tough, so be prepared.
The Tabernacle is a religious meeting place that is used to conduct multitude of religious events like prayer services, meetings and more. The place is used to conduct sermons by the Bible Church. Attending an event at the Tabernacle is sure to give you an insight into the religious culture of the city.
One of LA's hottest, choice spots for entertainment featuring top comedians, the best drinks in town and exquisite Southern style cuisine.
Chuco’s Justice Center is a community space that is dedicated to the social justice movement, it is named after Jesse Chuco Becerra, a volunteer (rehabilitated here) who was killed, while negotiating peace between local rivals. The idea is to provide a safe and stable environment to the kids and youth, who are on parole or house arrest or out of lock-up. All its efforts and endeavors are directed towards achieving this purpose and the center closely works with the community. Concerts, lectures, workshops, seminars, fun events and similar other activities are held here. Apart from that, Chuco’s Justice Center also rents out this space for social events. For more details, check website.
The Black Castle is a mecca for all those who love underground music. This venue that was closed earlier is now reopened and welcomes one and all. Sans any pizazz, it simply delivers good music and invites popular artists/bands. The Black Castle also has a small bar that stocks variety of drinks and beverages. In the past, likes of Exmortus, Order From Chaos and Demonslaught have played here. Please note that it accepts only cash.
Prince Hall Memorial Auditorium is a famous auditorium in Los Angeles, where people often congregate to enjoy some entertaining live music. An excellent ambiance, comfortable seating and a capacity of 800 people make it a popular venue for shows and events. Although not too large, it is well frequented by the locals and tourists who visit Los Angeles.
Constructed in 1927, the El Segundo High School auditorium was renovated and renamed as the El Segundo Performing Arts Center. This huge auditorium is capable of seating 830 people and is enabled with state-of-the-art lighting and acoustic systems. It consists of four main entrances and two aisles. Facilities like separate green rooms for males and females, a piano, projection screen, podium, light control room and genie lift make it a superior place for the performing arts. The interiors of this auditorium, decorated in golden and black hues, are inspired by a by-gone era. One can avail of theater tours or hire this space for private occasions.
World Stage, the creative brainchild of drummer Billy Higgins is considered the crown jewel of Afrocentric Leimert Park. Functioning both as a workshop as well as a world-class performance space, the place is home to jazz artists. The venue is also a valuable showcase for up-coming young talent. No alcohol is served. Credit cards are not accepted.
The Civic Light Opera of the South Bay Cities, which is the largest producing light opera group in Southern California, the Distinguished Speakers Series and a wide variety of major concert performers regularly appear in this venue. Originally built by the community to serve as the auditorium for Aviation High School back between 1971-1982, local residents decided to try to keep the facility open after that school closed. Voters chose to completely renovate the structure back in 1998. Ticket prices vary widely depending on the events scheduled. By calling the number listed, you can learn about the upcoming schedule, ticket purchase locations and the forms of payment accepted.
Named after the celebrated jazz singer and founder, the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center (BMPAC for short) stands as the cultural heart of South Los Angeles' Leimert Park. Opened in 2011, the non-profit center's mission is to revitalize the neighborhood's art scene. Visit the website for more information.
Loyola Marymount University was established in 1911, with a mission to promote excellence in academics combined with spiritual growth. It encourages the students to participate in events, beyond the class room routine. In a bid to encourage extra curricular activities, it has developed varied on-site facilities. St Robert's Auditorium is a vast space that can be used for varied events. Leaders in their respective fields interact with the students. It also hosts formal banquets and performances. Contact the university to book the facility.