Local Info

The City of Angels has earned its place among the great international cities of the world. From the glitz and glam of Hollywood, to the art and history of its museums, L.A. offers so much more than sunny skies in winter. 

Venue

The Performing Arts Education Center at Calabasas High School
22855 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 91302

The competition, concert, workshops and masterclasses will all be located at the main venue.

Afterparties

Afterparty details will be posted as they are finalized.

Hotel

Marriott Woodland Hills
21850 Oxnard St
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
15% off
Reservation code: SZ7
Book online or call 1-800-228-9290 and ask for the SZ7 rate.

Museums

The Getty Center - The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs. Admission to the Getty Center is free, no ticket or reservation required. However, there is a parking fee of $15 per car. Parking after 5:00pm is free, or take public transit. The Getty Center is served by Metro Rapid Line 761, which stops at the main gate on Sepulveda Boulevard.

LACMA - With 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract nearly a million visitors annually. General admission is $12 for Adults and $8 for Students (18+ with ID).

MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is home to one of the country’s finest collections of American and European art created since 1940. MOCA currently holds approximately 5,000 objects in all visual media, ranging from masterpieces of abstract expressionism and pop art to recent works by young and emerging artists. General admission is $10 for Adults and $5 for Students.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles - The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is a crown jewel of Los Angeles’ museums. A national leader in exhibitions, education and research, the Museum is L.A.’s second oldest cultural institution, opening its doors in 1913. It is the largest natural and historical museum in the Western United States, safe guarding more than 35 million spectacular, diverse specimens and artifacts. General admission is $9 for Adults and $6.50 for Students.

 

Landmarks

The Hollywood Sign - One of the most identifiable landmarks in all the world, the Hollywood Sign is a must see when visiting L.A.

Capitol Records Tower - This tower stands at the corner of Hollywood and Vine and is a symbol of the glory days of Hollywood.

Watts Towers - Composed of seashells, glass, scrap metal, pipes and bed frames, this work of art forms towers standing over 99ft in height.

 

Great Outdoors

Runyon Canyon - Hike with celebrities in the hills above Hollywood. A popular workout spot for Hollywood elite, Runyon Canyon offers spectacular views to downtown and the Pacific Ocean.

Point Dume - Famous for its beautiful cliffs and shoreline, this beach just north of Malibu is home to a hand full of very moderate single pitch rock climbing routes that are usually climbed on top rope from established fixed anchors. It’s a common place to take novice climbers due to the ease of access, ease of routes, as well as the beautiful and unique setting for rock climbing.

California Coastline - From Surf City USA, Huntington Beach, to Malibu, you can’t go wrong, and each community has its own unique style.

 

Downtown

L.A. Live - L.A. LIVE is the leading entertainment destination for all of Los Angeles and the event capitol of the world hosting the GRAMMYs, EMMYs, American Music Awards, ESPYs, American Idol Finals and hundreds of other events.

Olvera Street - Olvera Street is the birthplace of the City of Los Angeles, otherwise known as El Pueblo Historic Monument. The colorful village features 27 historic buildings with a traditional Mexican style plaza area. Wander around the marketplace and shop for souvenirs including handcrafted Mexican wares typical of old Mexico.

Walt Disney Concert Hall – Home to the LA Philharmonic, you’ll be blown away by this Frank Gehry downtown architectural wonder. 

 

Restaurants & Bars

Enzo’s Pizzeria - A New York style pizzeria, these folks are the “undisputed pizza kings” of the area.

Spago - Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant features a menu of California inspired creations, and is the ultimate in fine dining.

Geisha House - Ashton Kutcher’s Pan-Asian party house is a can’t miss in L.A.

The Milky Way - Steven Spielberg’s mom serves up fine Kosher cuisine in a down home setting.

Sunset Strip - This mile and a half stretch of Sunset Blvd contains iconic bars such as House of Blues, Whisky A Go-Go, Saddle Ranch, Cat Club, and the Roxy.

 

Shopping

Rodeo Drive - Possibly the most famous shopping destination in the world, Rodeo Dr. is the ultimate in upscale clothing and accessories.

The Beverly Center - As Southern California’s premier trendsetting marketplace, Beverly Center features 160 distinctive specialty boutiques and restaurants reflecting the diverse styles and tastes of Los Angeles.

3rd Street Promenade - Downtown Santa Monica, which includes the Third Street Promenade, is one of the country’s most successful, unique and vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment areas, drawing visitors from around the world and around the corner.