• Chris Nichols Tours the Best of Armet & Davis for the Googie World Expo
    April 25 at 6:11 a.m. by Star Foreman

    L.A. historian and all-around cool guy Chris Nichols filled two buses to the brim with architecture lovers on Sunday, April 22, and let them loose on an array of Armét & Davis' best Southern California work as part of the Googie World Expo.…

  • A Look at the Adorable Dames and Dashing Dudes of Dapper Day at the Disneyland Resort
    April 25 at 5:35 a.m. by Star Foreman

    In 2011, the first Dapper Day at the Disneyland Resort had a few hundred people attend. At 25,000 strong, it's now one of the park's most popular unofficial theme days, and the Southland's sartorially minded and retro-crazy residents can't imagine…

  • Peek Inside the Instagram Dream That is the Museum of Ice Cream
    April 21 at 11:01 a.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    We got an early glimpse of the Willy Wonka–esque Museum of Ice Cream, which opens to the public on April 22. Inside the bright pink building between the Arts District and Fashion District downtown, a one-way walking tour brings you to a collection…


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  • The Most Beautiful People of Coachella 2017
    April 17 at 4:21 p.m. by Shane Lopes

    As the sun rose on Monday morning, the desert dust had settled and Coachella weekend one officially drew to a close. But along with the music still echoing in our ears are the bountiful memories of all the beautiful faces that attended over the…

  • Take a Trip Down the S&M Rabbit Hole at the Wonderlust Ball
    April 17 at 1:44 p.m. by Ernie Manrique

    On Friday, April 14, we ventured down the S&M rabbit hole for A Nightmare in Wonderland and the Wonderlust Ball, two sexy parties on two levels of the Globe Theatre downtown. Unless he was a spanking enthusiast, even Lewis Carroll would have been…

  • Last Rites Marks the End — for Now — of Club Monte Cristo
    April 17 at 12:57 p.m. by Star Foreman

    At the end of the Summer of Love in 1967, there was a mock funeral to signal the end. Fifty years later we have the end of one of L.A.'s iconic goth clubs, the Monte Cristo. Today they unplug the neon, strip the furnishings, and shutter the doors —…

  • Maids and Squires Partied Like It's 1599 at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire
    April 11 at 1:27 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Fifty-five years ago, there was no such thing as a Renaissance Faire. People didn't even spell fair with an e at the end. It was a dark and dreary time with no giant turkey legs, no jousts, not even a tightly laced bodice. If not for Ron…

  • <i>Hamilton</i> Burlesque Parody <i>Hamiltease</i> Brings the Sexier Side of the Broadway Smash
    April 11 at 12:45 p.m. by Ernie Manrique

    On Saturday, April 8, Peepshow Menagerie brought Hamiltease, a burlesque parody of the Broadway smash musical Hamilton, to Fais Do-Do in West Adams. The sold-out show featured performances by Tas DeVille, Nox Falls, Sgt. Die Wies, Kitschy Koo and…

  • The Legs Were Short But the Fun Was Long at Corgi Beach Day
    April 10 at 2:48 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Corgis to the left, corgis to the right, corgis everywhere at Spring 2017 SoCal Corgi Beach Day at Huntington Dog Park. More than 4,000 people and innumerable dogs showed up to the thrice-yearly event. The festivities featured a tiki costume…

  • The Makeup at Monsterpalooza Will Haunt Your Dreams
    April 10 at 1:05 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Monsterpalooza scared the dickens right out of us on April 8. From its one-of-a-kind Monster Museum to Adobe guru Russell Brown's photo booth to the giant dealer floor at the Pasadena Convention Center, Monsterpalooza has shown that it is exactly…

  • Think Tank Gallery Reopens With a Prison Art Pop-Up at a Westlake Swap Meet
    April 3 at 3:53 p.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    The popular Think Tank Gallery, which recently closed its doors downtown, has relocated to the Bonito Swap Meet in Westlake. Its inaugural exhibit, "Legal Goods," was held over the April 1-2 weekend. Featuring art that was made by incarcerated…

  • From Baby Groot to Logan, Cosplayers Wowed at WonderCon
    April 3 at 1:56 p.m. by Ryan Orange

    Comic-Con sibling WonderCon returned to Anaheim over the April 1-2 weekend and, naturally, cosplayers from all over the world joined the fun, repping their favorite characters from TV, film, anime, video games and comics. We spotted superfans…

  • Blacklight-Lit Beauties Took Over a Downtown Warehouse for the Galactic Garden
    March 30 at 12:04 p.m. by Daniel Sliwa

    Just off the 10 freeway, in a blighted, heavily industrial part of downtown, there exists a growing paradise in disguise as a nondescript warehouse. The Galactic Garden was on display Tuesday night for a fund-raising party; the goal is to make the…

  • Disneyland's Main Street Electrical Parade Is Every Bit as Magical as You Remember
    March 29 at 5:49 p.m. by Jared Cowan

    The Main Street Electrical Parade is the stuff of Disneyland lore. Enthusiasts and collectors have sought out bulbs from the original parade, and its experimental, synthesized score — which sounds like how it might feel to bounce around inside a…

  • Looking Back at 25 Years of Amazing Art From the Pasadena Chalk Festival
    March 28 at 4:32 p.m. by LA Weekly

    Come June 17 and 18, the Pasadena Chalk Festival will return for its 25th year. In the meantime, the Pasadena Museum of History is hosting "Art in the Street: 25 Years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival," an exhibit that looks back at some of the most…

  • Kerry James Marshall Paints the World in Beautiful Black
    March 28 at 4:30 p.m. by Catherine Womack

    Kerry James Marshall is a black artist who paints black people. The men and women in Marshall’s paintings are not people of a range of colors. They are not painted in differing shades of brown. They are painted in the darkest, inkiest black,…

  • The Beautiful People and Kaleidoscopic Colors of the <i>African Print Fashion Now!</i> Opening Party at the Fowler Museum
    March 27 at 4:50 p.m. by Star Foreman

    A full spectrum of colors was on display at the opening night of African Print Fashion Now! exhibition at UCLA's Fowler Museum. The lively event on Saturday, March 25, featured music, African snacks, dancing and models who were dressed to the nines…

  • Absinthe L.A. Is Raunchy, Rowdy and the Acts Will Completely Blow Your Mind
    March 24 at 4:41 p.m. by Star Foreman

    If you weren't sure why Absinthe L.A. is an 18-and-older show, the 5-minute-long dick jokes will certainly explain things. Designed as a dirty Cirque du Soleil–type show, with lots of aerial work and a bit of old-fashioned smut, Absinthe has been…

  • The <i>Game of Thrones</i> Live Concert Experience Brought Westeros to Inglewood
    March 24 at 3:59 p.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    The popular HBO series Game of Thrones has a touring live concert with a full orchestra led by the show's composer, Ramin Djawadi. The show features giant screens in the center and performance spaces under them in the middle of the arena for…

  • BurlyQuest Burlesque Brought &rsquo;80s Fantasy Favorites to Life
    March 22 at 3:03 p.m. by Daniel Sliwa

    The performers of the Hollywood Jane Revue has proven themselves to be masters when it comes to themed burlesque. The revue takes the classic performance cycle format and integrates a new concept for the performers to play out onstage. At…



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