In the long, tortured, maddening relationship between Southern California and Mexico, we have only wholeheartedly accepted three things from the Empire of the Sun: "96 Tears," the taco, and lucha libre. From the moment Mexican wrestling movies started airing on late-night movie matinees during the 1 ... More >>
California Strawberry Festival
Strawberry shortcake? Boring. How about strawberry pizza, nachos or kabobs, along with strawberry beer? More than 40 food booths will offer strawberry-centric items at the California Strawberry Festival. Also expect concerts, contests, amusement park attractions and a ... More >>
This week, artist and sunglasses designer Alex Israel debuts the talk show he shot in the Pacific Design Center, trombonists perform in a downtown art space, and fringe physicists reinvent gravity.
5. They're a collective, not a choir
The trombone is purportedly the brass instrument with a range cl ... More >>
Judging by artworks on view around town, you'd think L.A. invented Thanksgiving. Or, maybe I'm reading too much into it.
In any case, here are five Thanksgiving-related L.A. artworks (that are probably not inspired by Thanksgiving).
phil_g/flickrAs part of an ongoing series that celebrates Latin American cooking, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) will host a cooking class this Saturday, November 6th, that will teach participants how to put together the perfect tamale.
And what does a perfect tamale look like to J ... More >>
LACMAReenactment of Allan Kaprow's 'Fluids' (1967) at LACMA.The Getty Foundation Wednesday announced it's giving out $3.1 million in grants to support a massive, Southern California-wide series of exhibitions, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, to take place in 2011 and 2012.
The ... More >>
The Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Olvera Street were full of calaveras, marigolds and alters over the weekend, the events kicking off the El Día de los Muertos festivities just over a week ahead of time. The Mexican holiday, which falls on November 2nd, may very well take top billing over Hallowee ... More >>
Jennifer BanashHalloween is without a doubt the ultimate food-driven holiday for kids. Between dressing in ridiculous costumes and getting massive amounts of free candy, there isn't much not to love.
However, in Los Angeles, with its massive Mexican population, there is another holiday with ... More >>
CLICK HERE FOR COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSLAND OF THE TIGERS IS THIS WEEK'S PICKLand of the Tigers Photo by Jon Beauregard
Noises OnCool Cats and Hot ActorsAct 1 of the Burglars of Hamm's hilarious and thought provoking comedy, Land of the Tigers, outlandishly crosses Cats with Planet of the Ape ... More >>
THE 30TH ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY AWARDS, HOSTED BY JAKE BRODER AND VANESSA CLAIRE SMITH (OF LOUIS & KEELY: LIVE AT THE SAHARA) IS HAPPENING AT THE EL REY ONE WEEK FROM TODAY, MONDAY NIGHT MARCH 30. DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 P.M., AND NO IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO RSVP OR BUY TICKETS.BRODER AND SMITH ... More >>