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DTLA to Hollywood CicLAvia Celebrates 100 Years of L.A. Philharmonic – Open Thread

12:39 PM PDT on October 1, 2018

Yesterday’s CicLAvia L.A. Phil celebration featured dancing dragons on Western Avenue. All photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

Yesterday's "Celebrate L.A." CicLAvia commemorated one hundred years of the L.A. Philharmonic by plotting a route between its two iconic venues: Disney Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. The 8-mile open streets event took place on several major L.A. streets including Grand Avenue, Wilshire Boulevard, Western Avenue, Melrose Avenue, and Vine Street.

Tens of thousands of Angelenos participated in the festivities - traveling the route by bike, foot, and skates.

More than in previous CicLAvias, the event included plenty of cultural, and especially music, programming. Musical groups performed at large stages at either end of the route. They also inhabited hubs and small spurs off the route - as well as moving through the event itself. Places along the route also hosted dance performances and temporary visual art installations.

Yesterday's CicLAvia on Wilshire Boulevard
Yesterday's CicLAvia on Wilshire Boulevard
Yesterday's CicLAvia on Wilshire Boulevard
During CicLAvia Oaxacan performers paraded along the route
During CicLAvia, Oaxacan performers paraded along the route
During CicLAvia Oaxacan performers paraded along the route
Diavalo dance performance on Grand Avenue during CicLAvia
Diavalo dance performance on Grand Avenue during CicLAvia
Diavalo dance performance on Grand Avenue during CicLAvia
Streetsblog L.A. editor's daughter trying out the conductor's podium at Kiehl Johnson's art installation at Disney Hall
Streetsblog L.A. editor's daughter trying out the conductor's podium at Kiel Johnson's art installation on the main stage at Disney Hall
Streetsblog L.A. editor's daughter trying out the conductor's podium at Kiehl Johnson's art installation at Disney Hall
Open streets on Melrose Avenue for the first time
Open streets on Melrose Avenue for the first time
Open streets on Melrose Avenue for the first time
CicLAvia and L.A. Phil's Celebrate L.A. cruising Wilshire Boulevard yesterday
CicLAvia and L.A. Phil's Celebrate L.A. cruising Wilshire Boulevard yesterday
CicLAvia and L.A. Phil's Celebrate L.A. cruising Wilshire Boulevard yesterday

The next CicLAvia will be Heart of L.A. on Sunday, December 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Readers - how was your experience at yesterday's Celebrate L.A. CicLAvia?

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