When photographer Henry Diltz shot photos for The Doors’ fifth studio album, Morrison Hotel, he took singer Jim Morrison and the band to L.A.’s Skid Row, where he captured them in the window of the Morrison Hotel for the front cover and lounging around at the nearby Hard Rock Café for the back cover and inner sleeve. The hotel closed down many years ago, but the building’s façade and front window will be restored for the fourth-annual Day of The Doors so fans can pose for pictures in the same place where the Lizard King once tarried. There will be a pop-up store to buy Doors memorabilia, and guitarist Robby Krieger will sign autographs and engage in an acoustic set with actor Dennis Quaid, of all people. A screening of the documentary When You’re Strange is accompanied by a preview of another documentary, The Doors: Break on Thru: A Tribute to Ray Manzarek.
Morrison Hotel, 1246 S. Hope St., downtown; Sat., Jan. 4, 3-11 p.m.; free-$50. facebook.com/events/
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