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Calendar, Archive OMFG! NYE

OMFG! NYE

Rave in the New Year with OMFG! NYE, which delivers unto you all the colors of the PLUR rainbow. Sample the husky grooves of West Covina’s Deorro, the French nu-disco of Madeon, the forward-thinking dance fusion experiments of Sydney’s What So Not, San Diego’s trap-scene guru Ookay, L.A.’s bedroom breakout...…
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Calendar, Archive Tournament of Roses Equestfest

Tournament of Roses Equestfest

Whether you love animals or just hate people, the 26th annual Tournament of Roses Equestfest will fill you with joy when you preview the equestrian units scheduled to march in the Rose Parade. You’ll see horses and riders dancing, jumping and roping for hours in the showgrounds, and when it’s...…
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Calendar, Archive Katisse Buckingham Oddsemble

Katisse Buckingham Oddsemble

If there is such a thing as justice, Will Ferrell should finance every future album Katisse Buckingham makes. The money spent would be trivial compared to that priceless comedic moment in Anchorman when Ron Burgundy displays his jazz flute prowess, a scene underscored with the audio of Katisse's other-worldly flute...…
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Calendar, Archive Oshogatsu Children's Workshop

Oshogatsu Children's Workshop

Oshogatsu (New Year) is the most important Japanese celebration of the year. And every year, Little Tokyo is the gathering spot for Japanese New Year events in L.A. The museum invites children ages 7 to 12 to this day-long, hands-on workshop to learn about symbols and traditions via activities and...…
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Calendar, Archive Flosstradamus

Flosstradamus

Chi-Town DJ duo Flosstradamus is all over the map right about now, including recent top spots at Coachella, HARD and Lollapalooza. Their madly mashed-up style jumps straight outta trap into the mosh pit, with an ultra-tweaked hodgepodge of hip-hop, Euro-dance, humpin’ house and buzzsaw techno. The Floss fellas’ infamous live...…
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Calendar, Archive Stories in the Afternoon: Looking at Lines

Stories in the Afternoon: Looking at Lines

A museum educator leads this family storytelling hour for children ages 4 to 8. Hear stories about lines of various types, followed by a tour of the museum’s collection highlighting geometrically-inspired art, including Vasily Kandinsky’s 1923 painting, Open Green. Kids are also encouraged to experiment with different lines in their...…
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Calendar, Archive Learning from Nature: The Winter Garden

Learning from Nature: The Winter Garden

A museum educator leads this tour of winter-themed art. The museum’s collection includes Van Gogh’s 1885 painting The Parsonage Garden in the Snow (Winter), which depicts a laborer tending to his garden in Nuenen, the Netherlands, where the artist lived, and Alfred Sisley’s 1872 painting Louveciennes in the Snow, which...…
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Calendar, Archive The Thingz

The Thingz

For more than a decade, The Thingz have been one of Long Beach’s catchiest garage-punk bands, but their music often has been overlooked, perhaps because in their early days it was so supremely and defiantly silly. Back then, just about every song was about food (“Manicotti Massacre”) or the life...…
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Calendar, Archive The Greatest Cartoons Ever!

The Greatest Cartoons Ever!

Now that you’ve recovered from your understandably baffled rage at the networks for canceling Saturday morning cartoons, bop on down and be reborn as the Alex Film Society presents The Greatest Cartoons Ever! Animation historian Jerry Beck introduces and discuss cartoons from the 1930s through the ’50s that are seldom...…
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Calendar, Archive Bill Cunliffe Big Band, featuring guest vocalist Freda Payne

Bill Cunliffe Big Band, featuring guest vocalist Freda Payne

The third ever Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition was won in 1989 by a young pianist named Bill Cunliffe, a former student of Mary Lou Williams, who also happened to be Monk's teacher. In the years since, Cunliffe has carved out a remarkable career in Los Angeles, earning the...…
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Calendar, Archive Dada Life

Dada Life

“Arrive beautiful, leave ugly” is the Dada Life motto. It’s also a guarantee: Attend a Dada Life show and no matter how beautiful you arrive, you will be leaving drenched in sweat, costume askew, makeup smeared. The guys of Dada Life know how to throw a party, and they don’t...…
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Calendar, Archive Gene Autry Double Feature

Gene Autry Double Feature

The hero of Western TV and film was also behind the beloved Christmas songs “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” which makes this the perfect time of year to celebrate the “Singing Cowboy.” Today, the museum screens two Gene Autry classics: Sunset in Wyoming (1941) and The Cowboy...…
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Calendar, Archive R Kelly

R Kelly

This multiple Grammy-winning vocalist, songwriter and super-producer defined the 1990s and mid-2000s with his signature erotically imbued sound, heard on such slow jams as “Bump N’ Grind,” “Seems Like You’re Ready” and countless others. Throughout his nearly 30 years in the business, the Chicago native has sold more than 100...…
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Calendar, Archive Los Angeles Ballet: The Nutcracker

Los Angeles Ballet: The Nutcracker

Amid the dozens popping up in December, Los Angles Ballet’s is the most polished and professional of this season's Nutcracker productions and this weekend offers the last chance for this holiday delectable, set in 1912 Los Angeles. The dancing talent has deepened as LAB continues to prove itself to be...…
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Calendar, Archive Gabriel Iglesias

Gabriel Iglesias

The “I’m Not Fat, I’m Fluffy” comic, actor and voice effects master is hard to miss in more ways than one: In the last few years, he’s starred in three stand-up specials for Comedy Central; hosted his own stand-up series for the network; and appeared as a strip-club DJ in...…
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Agenty Orange

People throw around the term “surf punk” a lot these days, mostly if the band in question happens to have a few reverbed leads over a few more power chords. But O.C. legends Agent Orange practically invented the genre at the dawn of the ’80s — and directly inspired locals...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink 5 Pot Pies to Die For

5 Pot Pies to Die For

“They do have pie, they all do have pie, they do not all eat pie, there are a great many who never eat pie, but anywhere and everywhere if you want pie you can have pie.” These are words that Gertrude Stein remarked after returning to America after years living...…
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News, The Informer Here Are the 10 Cheapest Places in Greater L.A. to Rent a Home

Here Are the 10 Cheapest Places in Greater L.A. to Rent a Home

L.A. continues to be one of the most expensive housing markets in America. Real estate website Zillow crunched the numbers earlier this month and discovered it takes nearly $100,000 a year in household income, which would put you in the top-fifth of income earners in the United States, just to...…
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News, The Informer Gov. Brown Grants Pardons in Possession, Pot & Robbery Cases

Gov. Brown Grants Pardons in Possession, Pot & Robbery Cases

In what has become an annual holiday tradition, Gov. Jerry Brown this week granted pardons to 104 convicts who have proven to courts that they have rehabilitated themselves, the governor's office said. An overwhelming number of cases involved drug possession, and several even covered marijuana-related crimes that might not even...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Dance Shows to See in L.A. This Week Including Kwanzaa Dancers in Pointe Shoes

Dance Shows to See in L.A. This Week Including Kwanzaa Dancers in Pointe Shoes

This weeks dance shows include the last of the Christmas Nutcrackers and a Kwanza celebration. The last Nutcracker standing Amid the dozens popping up in December, Los Angles Ballet’s is the most polished and professional of this season's Nutcracker productions and this weekend offers the last chance for this holiday delectable, set...…
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