It’s not often that politics becomes prime-time television material, but as voters gear up for the 2020 presidential election, Angelenos can expect to see social events based around the future of American politics.
The first Democratic Party presidential debate was seen at viewing parties across the Southland Wednesday, and the same will hold true for Thursday’s second round of debates.
Watch parties will be held at:
— Alpha House, 3712 W. 54th St., Los Angeles;
— The Abbey, 692 N Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood;
— Dave & Buster’s, The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, 6081 Center Drive, Westchester;
— Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice;
— Earth, Wind, and Flour, 2222 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica;
— The Game Sports Bar, 5630 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester.
— The Green Leaf Thai Cuisine, 7756 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier;
— Toolbox LA, 9410 Owensmouth Ave., Chatsworth;
If you can’t make it to any of these locations, you can watch on television on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo, or stream at NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, NBC News NOW, NoticiasTelemundo.com, and on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Thursday’s debate will feature two candidates widely believed to be the front-runners. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will stand front and center during the debate, while author Marianne Williamson, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, South Bend, and Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg stand to their left. On the right, California Sen. Kamala Harris, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and California Rep. Eric Swalwell will round out the numbers.