Lunch time plans? Cancel them and go to Food Truck Friday at Pershing Square! On the square are White Rabbit Truck, The Lobos Truck, Vizzi Truck, and The Hurricane Kitchen (BBQ Salmon picture here!)Photo Cred: The Hurricane Kitchen

Lunch time plans? Cancel them and go to Food Truck Friday at Pershing Square! On the square are White Rabbit Truck, The Lobos Truck, Vizzi Truck, and The Hurricane Kitchen (BBQ Salmon picture here!)

Photo Cred: The Hurricane Kitchen

Friday night drinks at The Continental Club.Photo Cred: The Continental Club

Friday night drinks at The Continental Club.

Photo Cred: The Continental Club

There’s still time to RSVP for a free concert by The Internet - Odd Future at FIGat7th!

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A New Era in Downtown Art

Philippe Vergne has been named the new director for the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Tonight, treat yourself to dinner at 1810 in Downtown LA.

Want to Help Design a Vibrant Skid Row?

Skid Row Housing Trust is bringing together Skid Row residents, community members, activists and other Angelenos to create an aesthetic upgrade plan for the 50-square-block neighborhood that for decades has been home to thousands of homeless individuals. Our Skid Row, a new project from the Skid Row Housing Trust, will host several community design workshops to form a plan for the improvement of the Skid Row area, according to a press release from the non-profit.

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Downtown’s a Business Center, Too

Downtown Los Angeles is the largest employment hub in Southern California, and the hundreds of thousands of people who drive in here for work each day and then drive home are crucial to the area. The folks in the Bunker Hill skyscrapers and other areas may lack the round-the-clock status of the residential class, but they add street life and spend a lot of money. Without the economic heft of the commuting community, many of the big stores wouldn’t open and a lot of the restaurants would fail.

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We kicked off our Best of Downtown party this week and had an amazing time with some of DTLA’s finest!

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A Musical About Human Sex Trafficking

The cast of Land of Smiles will hold four performances at the Los Angeles Theatre Center on July 23-26. The musical about human trafficking was written by Historic Core resident Erin Kamler (second photo).

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Event Brings Fans Up Close With the Dodgers

Every Dodger fan has his or her favorite team-related memories, but few have ever taken batting practice on the Dodger Stadium field or thrown a pitch in the bullpen. Not only will attendees of the upcoming Dodgers All-Access get to do that, but when throwing they just might get some advice from Fernando Valenzuela. When squaring up at the plate, former great Maury Wills could be offering batting tips.

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Downtown Drinks!: Meet Bartender Michael Lay

Bartender Michael Lay of Faith & Flower know how to make a bar trendy, but even better is he knows how to make a great drink! To read about him and his expertise, click here!

Go for Broke Goes for Downtown

The Japanese American National Museum has signed a 20-year lease with the Go for Broke National Education Center, which will relocate its six employees from Torrance to Downtown Los Angeles. Go For Broke will move into JANM’s former building at 369 First St. in Little Tokyo.

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New $200 Million Housing Project Starts in City West

Holland Partner Group’s 648-apartment complex will have two new structures and a renovation of a 1920s medical office building. A public plaza will extend off Sixth Street.

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Compromise Reached in Metro Stop Name Battle

Officials with the Orthopaedic Institute for Children and Los Angeles Trade-Technical College have reached a compromise over the naming of the 23rd Street station.

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Finally, a Brighter ‘Fortress’ Mall

The exterior renovation brings two large decorative LED light boards, articulated facade panels and new signage to beautify the concrete structure.

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