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Work Starting at Downtown's Ace Hotel, Celebrating Skid Row

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We're cutting out a bit early for the long weekend; meet you back here on Tuesday. Enjoy yourselves, LA!

DOWNTOWN: Downtown Twitterer katfam noticed that green fences are up and workers have been spotted at Broadway's United Artists Theatre building, aka the future home of LA's first Ace Hotel. According to the Downtown News, the hotel is going to have 180 rooms, a pool, restaurant, and bar (in addition to the renovated theater), but no opening date has been announced yet. [Twitter]

SKID ROW: The LA Poverty Department is having a massive three-day celebration of Skid Row, with parades and performances through the neighborhood all long weekend. Walk the Talk will travel three different routes, led by a brass band (you're encouraged to bring your kazoo or cowbell to join in) and wind by performances that "pay tribute to neighborhood initiatives and 36 men and women whose contributions to the community call for a big, blaring celebration." (Street artist Mr. Brainwash has also created portraits of the honorees.) All the times and places are listed here. [Curbed Inbox]

United Artists Theatre

933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA