• Cosplay-Cosplay-Cosplay at Anime Expo 2018
    July 6 at 11:29 a.m. by Star Foreman

    Anime Expo has panels whose lines for entry stretch out into the hot sun, but everyone really comes for the cosplay. With an entire hall devoted to gaming and sets, Anime Expo rolls out the Crunchyroll orange carpet for cosplayers of all ages,…

  • Scott Lipps Snaps Rock Stars for Good Times and Good Causes
    June 29 at 6:27 a.m. by Shana Nys Dambrot

    The art of celebrity photography — especially rock and movie star portraiture — is finding balance. On the one hand, you’ve got fascinating personalities to work with and be inspired by: creative, adventurous people who might be game for anything.…

  • Gamers Turn Out in Big Way for E3 2018
    June 15 at 12:05 p.m. by Star Foreman

    The 24th Electronics Entertainment Expo did a midweek run at the Los Angeles Convention Center, from Tuesday, June 12, through Thursday, June 14. With more than 62,000 convention-goers, the line to play Smash Bros. or Spider-Man would extend around…


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  • L.A. Design Festival Takes Over ROW DTLA
    June 13 at 2:40 p.m. by Star Foreman

    The L.A. Design Festival took over ROW in DTLA as part of its citywide festival with pop-ups, workshops, speakers and installations. Some of the highlights were Mini Living's Urban Cabin, designed in collaboration with Los Angeles architecture firm…

  • Newcomer Anime Pasadena Puts Focus on the Cosplay
    June 6 at 2:36 p.m. by Star Foreman

    The new-this-year Anime Pasadena is for the fans, especially the fans who like to cosplay. Less like the sprawling conventions such as Wondercon and Anime Expo, Anime Pasadena is more like a really good group hang with a vendor floor attached.…

  • Over the Rainbow Lifeguard Station at Venice Pride 2018
    June 4 at 12 p.m. by Star Foreman

    The nonprofit Venice Pride has accomplished a lot this year, from helping to secure a lease to reopen Roosterfish to preserving, indefinitely, the Venice Pride Flag Lifeguard Tower, and last weekend it was time to celebrate. Venice Pride is one of…

  • Canada Sends <i>Something Strange</i> to Burbank's CIA
    May 29 at 12:28 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Canadian TV stars and world-class mentalist duo The Sentimentalists (Chris Mysterion and Steffi Kay) brought their acclaimed magic/sideshow/burlesque show Something Strange to the CIA in Burbank. The sold-out show featured amazing performers from…

  • DJ Z-Trip, Biz Markie Kick Off We Rise Festival in DTLA
    May 21 at 2:14 p.m. by Shane Lopes

    Friday, May 18, marked the kickoff for We Rise, a 10-day festival fostering empowerment of mental health and well-being through powerful programming, live performances, immersive workshops and a world-class art exhibition. Helping kick off the…

  • Henri Dauman, Photographer of the 20th Century, at KP Gallery
    May 8 at 3 p.m. by L.A. Weekly

    Widely published in outlets including Life Magazine, New York Magazine, Paris Match and Newsweek, Henri Dauman may be the most famous photographer you've never have heard of. A feature documentary is in the works on his 40-year career capturing…

  • Stray Cats Strut at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender
    April 24 at 4:43 p.m. by Multiple Authors

    The Stray Cats reunited for the first time in 10 years at Viva Las Vegas this weekend, after a smokin' performance by the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis. The popular rockabilly festival, thrown by LA-based promoter Tom Ingram, featured burlesque, a car…

  • Springing Into Dapper Day at Disneyland With Dita Von Teese
    April 24 at 4:40 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Dapper Day has become such a mainstay of the Disneyland Resort that people rarely even ask what is going on anymore. Instead you hear the guests in the wrinkled shorts and sticky tank tops murmuring to one another "oh, that's right. It's Dapper…

  • Rare Eva O Performance at Sado Maso Disco
    April 16 at 6:11 p.m. by Levan TK

    On Friday the 13th of April, Sado Maso Disco, at its new home in Silver Lake at the Faultline Bar, hosted a rare performance by Eva O of Christian Death fame. Also delivering a special performance was Princess Century, the solo act of Maya…

  • Dosshaus’ “Paper-Thin Hotel” Opening Draws Hundreds to Gallery
    April 10 at 4:54 p.m. by Falling James

    Hundreds of fans and curiosity seekers — including Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones (Jonesy’s Jukebox), LoveyDove musicians Dan West and Azalia Snail, and artist Art Morales — showed up for the opening-night reception for Dosshaus’ “Paper-Thin…

  • The Colorful World of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale
    April 9 at 6:10 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Now celebrating its 55th year, the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire was the very first entertainment of its kind (thus The Original). Started as a backyard learning experience for her students by Phyllis Patterson, with the help of her husband,…

  • Glendale Gets Groovy, Baby, With the Electric Pussycat, Inspired by <i>Austin Powers</i>
    April 6 at 6:55 a.m. by Star Foreman

    From the brilliant minds behind Beetle House comes the Electric Pussycat Bar. Located in Glendale by that In N Out that isn't a drive-through but your GPS doesn't know that so at 11 p.m. you're hungry and outside a closed burger joint, the Electric…

  • Everything Is Terrible! Brings <i>The Great Satan</i> to DTLA
    March 30 at 11:31 a.m. by Hannah Verbeuren

    Everything Is Terrible, the found-footage comedy website, took their latest creation, The Great Satan, on a viewing tour across America this past month. The Great Satan is a "movie" comprised of VHS clips from more than 2,000 Satanic panic…

  • The Wacky, Wonderful World of WonderCon 2018
    March 27 at 5:52 p.m. by Star Foreman

    WonderCon has once again come and gone from the Anaheim Convention Center. With its hundreds of exhibitors, panels, world premieres and, of course, cosplay, cosplay, cosplay, WonderCon never fails to amaze and delight. We put together our favorite…

  • Cassandra Peterson Reopens Elvira's Bootique at Sweet! Hollywood
    March 27 at 5:45 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, has opened her very own ghoulishly delightful Bootique at Sweet! Hollywood at Hollywood & Highland. The pop-up retail shop features ethically sourced chocolate bars in three chilling flavors (including dark dark…

  • Sheer Sexiness at L.A. Fashion Week
    March 19 at 5:43 p.m. by Ted Soqui

    If the shows of L.A. Fashion Week, held March 16-19 at the Neuehouse in Hollywood, are anything to go by, the upcoming season's fashions will be sheer, sexy, vintage-inspired and sci-fi fabulous. See what we mean in this slideshow by Ted Soqui.

  • Endless Night Vampire Ball Again Stalks L.A.
    February 26 at 4:11 p.m. by Levan TK

    Father Sebastiaan's famed Endless Night Vampire Ball, which originated in New Orleans, came back to life for a second year in a row to Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 23, at the Globe Theatre downtown. The event drew hoards of Angelenos decked out in…



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