14 things to look forward to in L.A. in 2022

Ok 2021 there certainly was some accents (especially around a two-week period of optimism after reopening, when everything felt possible). But we are ready to turn our attention forward and start talking about it instead 2022because we think there’s a lot for the upcoming year in Los Angeles to get excited about.

We will admit: some of these elections were things we also thought they would do in fact happened in 2021 and well, they didn’t. So this time you will certainly see a few repetitions and we will not be shocked if the same thing happens next year. However, we believe that all these events and discoveries are things in LA that you can do confident we look forward to 2022

Broadway is back in a big way

although Hamilton returned in August, 2021 was still a relatively quiet year for Broadway productions in Los Angeles. But that all changed in January, when the Center Theater Group began the year in Ahmanson with the age of drag queen musical Everyone’s talking about Jamiefollowed by the financial epic Lehmann’s trilogy and a myth turned into a musical Hadestownplus remarkable productions from the later season such as the return of Dear Evan Hansen and a dark, sexy version of Oklahoma! Up to 101 you will find a short engagement of Rent in Dolby Theater and a few months from Moulin Rouge! The musical in Pantages Theater. Of course, as we write this, we are looking at scenes in New York temporarily suspend productionso thumbs up LA can handle it better.

Photo: Time Out / Michael Juliano

Both the Super Bowl and (hopefully) the MLB All-Star Game are coming to town

Driven first by construction delays and then by the pandemic, the Super Bowl will finally arrive at the incredible Inglewood tournament. SoFi Stadium on February 13. Forget about football: The halftime show promises a memorable set by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar while official series of off-site concerts will lead Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Green Day and Miley Cyrus in—a deep sighCrypto.com Arena.

As for baseball, Dodger Stadium also saw that its hosting obligations increase from 2020 to 2022, but its prospects are now a little bleak. If the lockout ends, after which the MLB All-Star Game will head to Chavez Ravine on July 19th.

Frieze LA relocates its fantastic art fair to Beverly Hills

This dream exhibition of works from 100 international galleries returns from February 18 to 20, but this time it will leave behind the surreal Paramount stage for a special space in Beverly Hills. Frieze LA will hold its third art fair in Los Angeles in an upcoming opening structure next to Beverly Hilton, with a public sculpture park next to the Beverly Hills sign.

Barbara Krueger, artistic depiction of Untitled (This is the way we do it)
The photo was provided by the artist and the Institute of Art in ChicagoBarbara Krueger, artistic depiction of Untitled (This is the way we do it) (2011) at the Institute of Art in Chicago.

And a bunch of big art exhibitions are coming to museums in Los Angeles

In fact, we’ve put together a very separate story for 11 art exhibitions that we look forward to next yearbut here we will point out three of the biggest: LACMA will host a display of Videos of Barbara Krueger and large-scale vinyl packaging in March and exhibition by Alexander McQueen in April, which combines his dresses with related inspiring works of art, while the Academy Museum examines a long-neglected period of Black cinema from 1898 to 1971.

Coachella will return after a three-year break

Already in the spring of 2020. Coachela was one of the first major events to be canceled. By the time it returns in 2022, it will be three full years since its last edition. So what do we know about the upcoming April 15-17 and 22-24? E… not much, as there is still no announcement of the full lineup. We know that Rage Against the Machine will still be a title and that Swedish House Mafia, Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat are on the bill. But Frank Ocean has been postponed until 2023 and according to numerous reports, Travis Scott is out of the lineup.

Netflix is ​​a joke: The festival puts on a staggering number of huge comedy shows

Another delay in the pandemic (the initial outing had the misfortune to announce its plans in March 2020), this 11-day comedy festival will host over 130 comedians in more than 25 locations in Los Angeles, with many shows being recorded as specials on Netflix. The composition, as you might expect, is astounding. From April 28 to May 8, expect performances and talks by Ali Wong, Aziz Ansari, John Mulani, Conan O’Brien, Nicole Bayer, Dave Chapel, Larry David, David Letterman, Tina Faye, Amy Poller, Eddie Izzard, Tig Notaro, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias and many others.

Angel City FC, the new team of the National Women’s Football League of Los Angeles, will make its debut

Exposition Park’s Banc of California Stadium will have another home team to support in the spring: Angel City FC, the first women’s professional football team in Los Angeles in more than a decade, and one backed by stellar group of investors this includes Natalie Portman.

Architecture + Design: Wick Architecture and Design / LAND Design Studio

Vidiots revives an old movie theater in Eagle Rock

The cult movie shop for rent Vidiots closed its decade-long store in Santa Monica in 2019, but work has been going on for the last few years rehabilitation of a 90-year-old theater on Eagle Rock Boulevard. Like almost everything else in the film world, the opening date has shifted several times, but around the spring of 2022 you should be able to watch 35mm and digital movies and view an archive of 50,000 rental films in the restored 200-seat Yosemite (now Eagle) theater.

LA Pride will return to a mysterious place

The annual LGBTQ + parade and festival in West Hollywood there was an unequal 2020 and came out in 2021, but the huge event is ready to return from June 10 to 12. I will not be on WeHo: Organizer Christopher Street West announced a few years ago that it will no longer be held LA Pride there, although it has yet to announce a new location in Los Angeles for its next edition.

The road back from Vegas will be a little more miserable

Forget 405: Driving south at 15 near the Nevada border at the end of the weekend is a special type of car agony. At the end of next summer, however, there should be at least some relief. A five-mile stretch of highway south of Las Vegas will turn your shoulder into a conveyor belt during peak periods, hoping to alleviate one of the region’s most famous bottlenecks.

The new Six Street Viaduct will be completed

The Streamline Moderne Sixth Street Viaduct said “so long” in 2016, after it was thought the eight-year-old structure was likely to collapse in a major earthquake. Now comes the summer of 2022, local architect Michael Malzan shiny, wide replacement will welcome cars, bicycles and pedestrians across the LA River. Once the section is completed, construction will begin on a 12-acre park under the viaduct.

Photo: Rosette RagoLord

The excellent Primavera Sound of Barcelona will make its debut in Los Angeles

After having to postpone his debut for 2020, the Barcelona-born music festival Primavera sound Well, I’m keeping my fingers crossed, again for LA, with Arctic Monkeys, Lorde and Nine Inch Nails at the top of his lineup for 2022. The three-day event, scheduled for September 16-18 at LA State Historic State Park, also includes James Blake. Mythical, Clairo, Darkside, Khruangbin, Arca, Stereolab and Kim Gordon in their first batch of messages for the lineup.

Two key Metro projects will be launched

The projected metro completion dates are as slippery as the roads after the first rain of the season, but we will choose to be optimistic about major rail projects that are being developed over two years, to be completed at some point in 2022. Crenshaw Line will connect E Line stop on the border of West Adams and Leimert Park with C Line stop to LAX (which will see extension for relocation of people in 2023). Meanwhile, the regional connector will allow one-way travel between Azusa and Long Beach, as well as between East Los Angeles and Santa Monica, by adding additional stations in Downtown LA that are expanding and connecting light rail lines to the subway more easily.

Fine Korean cuisine opens up in the arts area

We are always looking forward to our next meal and this is especially the case when it comes to opening big restaurants in 2022, from rooftop space from Stephanie Izard to n / soto Niki Nakayama to Mother Wolf, Hollywood follows -to Felix of Evan Funke. But we are most excited Yanban Society, Korean-American delicacies and the arts market. Owners Katiana and John Hong plan to bring their fine dining to the Napa Valley and Korean-inspired recipes in a casual, unique look.

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