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  • These 1970s Photos and Vintage Slides Reveal L.A. Street Scenes and Experimental Architecture
    February 17 at 2:24 p.m. by LA Weekly

    In the late 1960s, a group of architects, photographers and psychologists converged to disrupt the way academia thought about city life. The media collective, which went by the name Environmental Communications, set out to photograph unconventional…

     
  • Cherry Glazerr Goes <i>Apocalipstick</i> at Teragram Ballroom
    February 17 at 12:54 p.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    Cherry Glazerr performed a sold-out concert Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Teragram Ballroom in support of their new record, Apocalipstick. Slow Hollows opened the show. All photos by Mathew Tucciarone. Follow him on Instagram: @mathewtucciarone.

     
  • L.A.'s Backyard Pools Through the Eyes of a Skater
    February 16 at 2:16 p.m. by LA Weekly

    Shot over the course of roughly three years, Tino Razo's photo book Party in the Back chronicles the skater-turned-photographer's experience of a resurgent but largely invisible skate subculture that's as much a part of Southern California's DNA as…

     

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  • Revisiting Sotto and Alimento as a New Wave of Italian Restaurants Heads Our Way
    February 14 at 11:44 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Here in L.A., we're suckers for Italian food, and, in 2017 in particular, the restaurateurs of L.A. plan to cater to that obsession. Two of the venues on my list of mainly Italian forthcoming openings are the work of chefs who already have made…

     
  • Things Got Messy at the St. Valentine's Day Speakeasy Party and Pie Fight
    February 14 at 11:16 a.m. by Star Foreman

    Inside L.A. River Studios, the genius team behind the Roaring Twenties Street Jam on Saturday, Feb. 11, presented their funniest, messiest, sexiest event yet: the St. Valentine's Day Speakeasy Party & Pie Fight! Guests danced to music by Dave…

     
  • Daft Punk's West Hollywood Pop-Up Shop Has Fans Lining Up Around the Block
    February 14 at 6:39 a.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    Daft Punk fans waited in line on Saturday, Feb. 11, for the French dance music duo's first-ever pop-up shop at Maxfield in West Hollywood. Spirits were high as people sporting Daft Punk clothing and even tattoos waited hours in a line that…

     
  • Zoot Suits and Wallet Chains Reigned at L.A. Retro Fest in Long Beach
    February 13 at 2:43 p.m. by Ed Carrasco

    Chicano art, classic cars and vintage fashions made for a colorful day at L.A. Retro Fest in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 12. The event at the Museum of Latin American Art was in conjunction with the museum's opening of "Dreamland: A Frank Romero…

     
  • Athletic L.A. Hotties Stripped Down for Cupid's Undie Run
    February 13 at 2:20 p.m. by Star Foreman

    From boxer briefs to lacy lingerie, no undergarment was too scanty for the participants of this year's Cupid's Undie Run downtown. The four-hour party with a roughly 1-mile run wedged in the middle is about more than ogling and being ogled, of…

     
  • Future Islands Play a Secret Show at Union
    February 13 at 2:15 p.m. by Levan TK

    Baltimore-based synth-pop group Future Islands, led by theatrical frontman Samuel T. Herring, performed a special secret showcase at Union Nightclub on Saturday, Feb. 11, to break out songs from their forthcoming fifth album, The Far Field. Last…

     
  • Pop's "Cool Girl" Tove Lo Comes to the Novo in DTLA
    February 13 at 12:51 p.m. by Hannah Verbeuren

    Tove Lo brought her rebellious pop to the Novo at L.A. Live on Friday, Feb. 10. Selling out the venue, the Lady Wood tour included Phoebe Ryan as opening act. All photographs by Hannah Verbeuren.Instagram: @hannahvphotography

     
  • Beautiful People, Beautiful Food at the Grammys&rsquo; Official Afterparty
    February 13 at 12:49 p.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    The afterparties are where people truly loosen up at awards shows. Sunday night's Grammy Awards ceremony was emotional and political, but at the official afterparty, held at L.A. Live, people just plain partied. Catered by Patina Group, with…

     
  • Lucha VaVOOM's Valentine's Show Was More Twisted Than Ever
    February 10 at 4:42 p.m. by Timothy Norris

    Masked Mexican wrestling and sexy, striptease-y burlesque extravaganza Lucha VaVOOM got especially amorous for its annual Twisted Valentine show at the Mayan on Feb. 8 and 9. Performers including comedians Dan Harmon and Ron Funches, mustachioed…

     
  • Adam Ant Remains "King of the Wild Frontier" at the Fonda
    February 10 at 12:57 p.m. by Hannah Verbeuren

    Adam Ant celebrated the 35th anniversary and remastering of his landmark album, Kings of the Wild Frontier, on Thursday, Feb. 9, selling out the Fonda Theater in Hollywood. Rocking the full house, he played the classic album in its entirety along…

     
  • Where’s That Street Scene? Probably on the Warner Bros. Backlot
    February 10 at 12:06 p.m. by Jared Cowan

    In the early days of the major studios, Universal Pictures was famous for its monster movies and MGM had its musicals, but it was Warner Bros. that was known for the urban crime drama or, more simply put, the gangster picture. The Warner Bros.…

     
  • Whet Your Appetite With Artistic L.A. Restaurant Menus
    February 9 at 12:53 p.m. by LA Weekly

    Before the boring vinyl-bound or plastic coated menu became the norm, Los Angeles restaurants had menus with style and flair. From the archives of the Los Angeles Public Library, we've drawn a selection encompassing tiki, maps, mid-mod, even nudes,…

     
  • Norwegian Legends Mayhem Bring Black Metal to Orange County
    February 8 at 5:51 p.m. by Levan TK

    The infamous founders of the Norwegian black metal scene, Mayhem, returned to the United States this winter, including a stop at the Observatory on Tuesday, Feb. 7. They performed their landmark 1994 album De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, widely…

     
  • Chowing Down With Chefs at Chinese New Year Festival
    February 7 at 9:15 a.m. by Star Foreman

    The Chinese New Year Festival held Saturday, Feb. 4, in Los Angeles' historic Chinatown had a Golden Dragon Parade, firecrackers galore and a food truck alley. Best of all, it had a cooking stage, where for five hours Master Chef finalist Felix…

     
  • When It Rains (for Real) on a Studio Backlot
    February 3 at 11:16 a.m. by Jared Cowan

    Recently we roamed Warner Bros.' Burbank backlot on one of the rare, rainy days in L.A. when film and TV crews head inside to cover sets so as not to lose a valuable day's work. The lot's streets, normally bustling with energy, were quiet, except…

     
  • Run the Jewels Kick Off Tour With Surprise Guest Zack de la Rocha at the Shrine
    February 2 at 4:13 p.m. by Levan TK

    Run The Jewels completely sold out the Shrine Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 1, the first date of their U.S. tour in support of their new album, RTJ3. Former Rage Against the Machine singer Zack de la Rocha was a surprise special guest. Opening the…

     
  • Inside a Secret Japanese Village Hidden in an Arts District Loft
    February 2 at 1:50 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Late last month, Angelenos had the rare opportunity to check out Peter Lai's Secret Japanese Cultural Village. The fashion designer and dancer hosted tours of his 5,000-square-foot masterwork, along with a sale of his original designs and…

     

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