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  • Nov 17-23, 2011
  • Vol. 33, No. 52
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  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Wants Occupy L.A. Gone By Monday
  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Wants Occupy L.A. Gone By Monday

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants Occupy L.A. to decamp by next Monday, according to notes of a meeting between the mayor's office and Occupy protesters.The mayor's office and the protesters are trying to work out an agreement. But those negotiations took a big step backward today, following disclosure of City Hall's...

Calendar

  • Triple Dance Threat
  • Triple Dance Threat

    The seductive elements clothed in the cautionary tale of Little Red Riding Hood, the sucker punches tucked inside the appealing quirky poetry of Shel Silverstein, and the hidden potential in the electronic music of Filip Zachary are grist for Subtext, a triptych of new works by three award-winning SoCal choreographers...
  • Thanks for Nothing
  • Thanks for Nothing

    It's Thanksgiving Eve-- and if you're dreading the big family table tomorrow, treat yourself to the big fake family gathering that's strictly for laughs at Upright Citizen's Brigade's Thanksgiving Family Feast. What's the format? Like last year, Fernie tells us: "You know how family Thanksgiving dinners inevitably descend into awkwardness...
  • Agit Popaganda
  • Agit Popaganda

    Ron English's Seasons In Supurbia, opening this week at Corey Helford Gallery, caps off a weeks-long stay in L.A. for this undisputed master of Pop Surrealism, founder of the provocative POPaganda art movement, and inspiration to street interventionists and skeptical capitalists everywhere. Rocking the printed matter at progressive Venice shop...
  • Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie
  • Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie

    While researching the life of Marie Curie, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who discovered and isolated radium, playwright Alan Alda went to France, hoping to inspect Curie's letters — but after more than a century, they're still radioactive. In the early days of their research, Curie (the strong Anna Gunn) and...
  • Christmas 4 Bukowski
  • Christmas 4 Bukowski

    At first blush, the notion of casting L.A.'s late poet laureate of the sordid in the role of Santa makes about as much sense as, say, erecting a snow-flocked winter wonderland display under the palm trees in one's front yard. But as director Josh T. Ryan's short Charles Bukowski sampler...
  • Can You Seer Me Now?
  • Can You Seer Me Now?

    Sometimes it takes a generation to understand and appreciate the notions and beliefs of the generation that came before. It's been 30 years since Don Como's 1977 documentary Aliens from Spaceship Earth captured the then-living legend of thought both fringe and evolved: Indian guru Sai Baba (who died last April),...
  • Victorian L.A. With a Modern Soundtrack
  • Victorian L.A. With a Modern Soundtrack

    If you've seen Robert Altman's classic Western McCabe and Mrs. Miller, you know how much sway the sad, satirical Leonard Cohen score has over the film's aura. A similar mood pervades Gustavo Herrera and Spencer Douglass's installation in Chinatown's tiny Actual Size gallery. Shrinelike arrays of objects flank a dialogue-free...
  • Ba-Freaking Humbug
  • Ba-Freaking Humbug

    "You want me to do what to the toilets?" Many artists and writers start out their careers by working jobs that are humiliating and demoralizing, just so that during the night these brave rebel artists can rage against the dying of the light by working on their craft, firing paint...

Film

Music

  • Not a Gypsy Night: The Malabomba! Party
  • Not a Gypsy Night: The Malabomba! Party

    Every fourth Wednesday beneath the red glow of twinkling Christmas lights at La Cita Bar you can find Malabomba!, the city's finest Gypsy night, although you really shouldn't call it a Gypsy night. Attendees wear three-piece suits, cravats, harem pants, elaborately stitched peasant skirts and feathered hats. The chic, sharp-tongued...
  • The Cure - Pantages Theater - 11-22-11
  • The Cure - Pantages Theater - 11-22-11

    By Siran Babayan The Cure Pantages Theater 11-22-11 Better Than....Crying home alone Tonight, Morrissey performs a last-minute gig at the Music Box where the marquee reads: "There Is No Such Thing In Life As Normal...We Love You Morrissey." If you walk past fans who've been camped outside since last night,...

Restaurants

  • Italian Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving
  • Italian Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving

    Why not try an Italian wine with Thanksgiving dinner? Consider that most L.A. Thanksgiving dinners break away from the traditional heavier dishes of the East Coast and Midwest. It's highly doubtful that the cousins in Kansas are serving anything akin to Ammo's take home menu, featuring charcuterie plates as starters...
  • Muppets Cake Pops!

    Bakerella / Flickr​ The cake-pop juggernaut known as Bakerella made a line of adorable Muppet cake-pops, and wants to show you how to make them yourself. Curiously, there is no love for Lily, the food-insecure muppet. We rolled our eyes a little when Bakerella revealed that Disney commissioned her to...
  • Bacon Pop: Popcorn + Bacon Salt
  • Bacon Pop: Popcorn + Bacon Salt

    In our never-ending quest to bring you the latest in bacon technology, we present Bacon Pop, bacon-flavored popcorn made by J&D's, the producers of MSG-addled Bacon Salt. Presumably, it's designed for those nights when you're too lazy to bother opening a jar of Bacon Salt, tilting it over the bowl...
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  • Navigating a Cantonese Dinner Menu at King Hua
  • Navigating a Cantonese Dinner Menu at King Hua

    When we non-Chinese visit one of the San Gabriel Valley's handful of grand Cantonese restaurants, such as King Hua in Alhambra, we usually are there for morning dim sum, with its accessible, crowd-pleasing array of dumplings and snacks, or for a friend's banquet, where we enjoy the suckling pig and...
  • Lassen's Protest Tomorrow
  • Lassen's Protest Tomorrow

    It doesn't have the critical mass of the Occupy movement, but tomorrow at 1 p.m., Los Feliz locals upset at gay-unfriendly Lassen's, the store that took over Nature Mart when it closed, will stage a protest outside the health food store at 1 p.m. Some locals are boycotting Lassen's because...
  • Maximiliano's: Congratulations, Highland Park
  • Maximiliano's: Congratulations, Highland Park

    Congratulations, Highland Park! Because you've finally transcended a soul-crushing abundance of taqueros, great bars and really good regional Mexican restaurants with a slightly befuddling celebrity-chef-owned trattoria of your very own. The conceit here is re-invented red-sauce Italian cooking, enlivened by high design -- plywood fins; green soffiting; red walls etched...
  • [Updated] Alcohol-Free Whisky Debuts
  • [Updated] Alcohol-Free Whisky Debuts

    Update: 11/21, 1:35 p.m. Arkay's November 1 press release claiming it received halal-certification from the Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America was strongly refuted by that certifying organization. IFANCA issued its own release and warns "all halal consumers, retailers and distributors. As with any company making halal claims, it...
  • Authentic Tamales, Fit to Serve Mom
  • Authentic Tamales, Fit to Serve Mom

    Dear Mr. Gold: My mom is coming to my house for Christmas for the first time ever and I volunteered to cook, decorate, the whole nine yards. She is Mexican and is traditional on holidays, which means every year she makes tamales. I never learned or watched, unfortunately; I just...

Theater

Arts

  • <em>L.A. Weekly</em> Seeks Brilliant Writers, Critics
  • L.A. Weekly Seeks Brilliant Writers, Critics

    The L.A. Weekly is seeking new contributors for both print and online. We're looking for stylish writers and critics who can identify interesting people, offer fresh analysis and supply real insight on a variety of beats. We're especially seeking writers with an interest in technology, science, design, the film industry,...
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