The 2009 L.A. Weekly Gold Standard Food and Wine Event was held March 8 at Smashbox Studios in West Hollywood, featuring food from 30 restaurants selected by Jonathan Gold. Check out his current cover feature, " The New Cocktailians," about the farmers market-loving, sleeve garter-wearing ladies and gentlemen of the bar taking over L.A.'s restaurants one glass at a time.
Gothla US is a weekend-long gothic belly dancing workshop and festival featuring 12 hours of performances and merchant booths where dancers can find costumes and accessories. Read more in Liz Ohanesian's "Dancing 'the Dark Side' at Gothla US 2009."
French electronic musician and producer Anthony Gonzalez of M83 performed with the L.A. Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on March 7. Read Randall Roberts' "M83 Gets Trounced by LA Phil in Man vs. Machine Battle at Disney Hall."
Nightranger hit the opening of Andaz (formerly the Sunset Strip Hyatt), Electro Cabaret at Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Masonic Lodge, and Miss Kitty’s Parlour’s anniversary party “Seven Deadly Sins” at the Echoplex. Read more in Lina Lecaro's Nightranger column.
Meet the New Cocktailians - the farmers-market-loving, sleeve-garter-wearing ladies and gentlemen of the bar taking over L.A.'s restaurants one glass at a time. Read Jonathan Gold's "The New Cocktailians" feature and his "Where to Drink Now" guide.
The "Rock, Paper, Scissor" group show opened at Robert Berman Gallery on Feb. 28, featuring work from visual artists/musicians Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Johnston, Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers, Ron English, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth. Shepard Fairey was a...
Super sexy speedsters and pure psychotic mayhem on wheels, the L.A. Derby Dolls brought their skates, skirts and scars to historic Filipinotown on Feb. 28 at the Doll Factory for a buxom battle between new teams The Varsity Brawlers and The Swarm.
Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D took the stage at Club Nokia on Feb. 26 for a benefit concert to restore funding to Enter Stage Right, the Arts Education program at 24th Street Theatre. Comedian Nick Swardson opened.