First Lady Michelle Obama is back in the Southland for the next two days, and she's here to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of her anti-childhood obesity campaign Let's Move!
Obama is commemorating the event with filmed segments on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Ellen Degeneres show. She's also going to be at the site of a future supermarket in Inglewood to laud Northgate Gonzalez Markets for bringing fresh, healthy food to the community.
The First Lady will also be doing some campaigning on her trip; she plans to make appearances at two Democratic National Committee fundraisers in Beverly Hills and Hancock Park. Tickets to the private events go for thousands of dollars, and she'll be mingling with entertainment industry elite as she makes the case for her husband's second term.
Here's everything you need to know about the First Lady's two-day stop in Los Angeles.
What: Michelle Obama to do a taping for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," to air later this evening.
When: Taping usually starts at 2:30 p.m., although it's unknown when Obama will film her segment.
Where: The NBC Studios in Burbank.
How do I get there? Tickets to a taping at "The Tonight Show" are free, but are usually booked weeks in advance. A limited number of standby passes are available every day, but they're handed out on a first come, first serve basis starting at 8 a.m. Check out the Tonight Show site for more information.
What: Michelle Obama to deliver remarks at a DNC reception.
When: Dinner starts at 7 p.m.
Where: The private home of Nicole Avant and husband Ted Sarandos in Beverly Hills. Avant is the former ambassador to the Bahamas and has strong ties to the entertainment community; she is the daughter of music executive Clarence Avant and raised millions for President Obama's 2008 campaign, notes The Hollywood Reporter. Sarandos is the Chief Content Officer of Netflix. Kelly Meyer, Irena Medavoy and Colleen Bell are co-chairs of the event.
How do I get there? Invitations to the private event went out in early January.
What: Michelle Obama to join state and local leaders in celebration of the Northgate Gonzalez Markets and the California FreshWorks Fund. The statewide supermarket chain received over $20 million from the FreshWorks fund to provide fresh, healthy food to underserved communities.
When: 9:00 a.m.
Where: 10801 S Prairie Avenue, the site of a future Northgate Gonzalez Market in Inglewood.
How do I get there? The event is closed to the public, but it's open for press who RSVPd.
What: Michelle Obama to deliver remarks at a DNC luncheon reception.
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: The Hancock Park home of attorney Michael Lawson and his wife, Mattie McFadden Lawson. Mattie McFadden Lawson is an interior designer. The Lawsons were on the list of fundraisers that gave between $100,000 to $200,000 toward President Obama's 2012 campaign, reports Wilshire & Washington. The prominent African-American couple is active in politics and philanthropy and has already raised nearly $2 million for President Obama, reports the Daily Beast.
How do I get there? $15,000 per person gets you a photo op and a seat at the luncheon, in addition to general admission to a different February event with the President, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
What: Michelle Obama to do a taping of The Ellen Degeneres Show to air on Thursday, February 2.
When: Tapings are usually in the the afternoon, although it's unknown when exactly Obama will film her segment.
Where: The Warner Brothers studios in Burbank.
How do I get there? Tickets are free but usually booked weeks in advance, and there are no more advance tickets available for this day. A limited number of "day of" tickets are available on standby. Call (818) 954-5929 before 12 noon PST to get your requests in on the day you wish to attend. For more information, check out Ellen's site.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated "Democratic National Convention." We regret the error.