Hello Kitty is 45 and at this point in her life, the cat lady knows how to throw a party. She’s going global to celebrate this year with the Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour, a 10,000-square-foot pop-up featuring five backdrop jaunts to London, Paris, New York, Honolulu and Tokyo, and goodies galore along the journey, including a commemorative passport (stamped at each destination), a boarding pass and a Hello Kitty crown. Five rooms, each dedicated to a unique destination, offer immersive fun and photo ops, and of course there’s an epic (baggage claim-themed) gift shop with exclusive merch, including collabs with Girl Skateboards, Herschel Supply Co. and Levi’s. 

LA Plaza Village, 555 N. Spring St., downtown; Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Thu.-Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m; through Oct. 20.; tickets are timed, $22-50/children under 3 free. HelloKitty45.com.

LA Weekly