We began summer with a sold-out Neon Cruise and we'll end it that way too. LA Observed Night returns to the Museum of Neon Art downtown on Friday, Oct. 13. The evening begins at 6:45 pm with a wine reception in the museum, then we'll board the top deck of an authentic London bus to be entertained by the architecture, street life and neon skyline of Downtown, Hollywood and points between. Eric Lynxwiler's hilarious and slightly ribald narration has been featured on NPR and become legend among fans of local architecture and history. It's a great vantage point to experience L.A. -- where else do locals get to gawk back at the tourists gawking at us on Hollywood Boulevard?
We stop at Philippe and Canter's for refreshment and end up back at MONA 2½ hours after we board. Following the cruise, Eric and I will happily sign copies of Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles for anyone who wishes to buy the book. Eric's tours sell out all summer, but the museum has added this date specially for readers of LA Observed. I look forward to meeting more of you there. Space is limited, so click for details and to reserve your spot.
The Museum of Neon Art is a non-profit institution that since 1981 has worked to preserve and enhance the city's neon heritage. The collection includes a Brown Derby logo, the last neon sign from Chris' & Pitt's Barbecue plus other landmarks and original neon art. Proceeds from the Neon Cruise help support the museum. Tickets are $35 each for MONA members, $45 for the rest of us.
LA Observed Night on the Neon Cruise
Museum of Neon Art (click on "Neon Cruise" for a short bus tour)
501 W. Olympic Boulevard at Hope Street
Friday, October 13
Doors open at 6:45 pm, bus departs at 7:30 pm.
Parking is provided
Reservations required. Email for more information.