"Yo!" A black man in a filthy, yellow, collared shirt lies sprawled out in the middle of the Sixth Street sidewalk, out cold. No more than four inches from his face is a Business Improvement District officer, who shouts again: "Yo!" "Is he breathing?" asks a woman passing by, worried...
On Sunday, Street League Skateboarding touched down in the Galen Center at USC as part of a four-stop tour for SLS's Super Crown World Championship. The L.A. stop determined the roster for Super Crown, airing August 24th on FOX Sports 1. The final eight are Nyjah Huston, Luan Oliveira, Torey Pudwill, Shane O'Neill, Paul Rodriguez, Chaz Ortiz, Matt Berger and Ishod Wair. All photos by Nanette Gonzales.
Fans came out to greet world champion soccer team Real Madrid as they practice at UCLA. This is the first time that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has practiced with the team this year. All photos by Jeff Cowan.
Artistic director Noelle Andressen recruited several high grade contemporary companies for this Summer Showcase 2: Secrets & the Silent Rose. Announced participants include Brockus: RED, Dorn Dance Company, Speak Hill Dance Company, Hart Pulse Dance Company, Art Bark, a film by Wendi Baity special guest Albertossy Espinoza, plus the host company. Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/734648.More
The inventive site-specific, home invasion dance event returns for the second of three performances, this time occupying an artist’s studio at the Brewery. Address provided with reservation at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/719698.More
The setup certainly sounds like someone went down a certain rabbit hole or nibbled the wrong mushroom: Combine belly dance with street dance to retell the story of Alice in Wonderland. Yet mixing Middle Eastern dance with contemporary dance forms is exactly what the 20-member Bellydance Evolution and choreographer Jillina Carlano are all about. The 5-year-old troupe combines contemporary dance, acrobatics, street dance, theatrical hip-hop and tribal dance to present narrative stories. Here they take on the Lewis Carroll classic with an original score by Paul Dinletir and Ozzy Ashkenazi's live beats. After all, what could be more appropriate than a hip-hop white rabbit? John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hlywd.; Fri., Aug. 1, 8:30 p.m.; $23-$43, $12-$20 students & children. (323) 461-3673, fordtheatres.org.More
fri 7/25 Dierks Bentley GREEK THEATRE For the better part of the past decade, Dierks Bentley has helped usher in a new era of country music. His catalog has spawned seven No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot Country Songs charts and cemented his status as one of mainstream country's superstars...
Visual allure often isn't a virtue we value when chasing obscure flavors in L.A.'s international neighborhoods. In fact, adventurous diners tend to appreciate the opposite: The grungier the location, the more accomplished we feel for having sought it out. Looks be damned — let the fireworks happen on the flavor...
We've got so many restaurants, you could eat at a different joint every day of the year -- and probably the rest of your life -- and never go to the same place twice. It would be impossible (both physically and financially) to try them all, but luckily, you have us. Check out The Year in L.A. Food (So Far).
Milo's Kitchen, a part of California-based Big Heart Pet Brands, is taking its homestyle dog treats on the road this summer with the "Treat Truck." The dogified food truck is making stops all over the country, ending up in New York early September. The truck stopped at Redondo Beach Dog Park Friday morning entertaining the pups with treats, a photo-booth and play zone. Milo's Kitchen Treat Truck offered samples of the line's six flavors, all with chicken or beef as the first ingredient, and all made in the U.S.A. with no artificial colors or preservatives. All photos by Nanette Gonzales.
Touring the art collection of Cliff and Mandy Einstein, a longtime ad man and a former tennis pro, is a crash course in world-class collecting. You learn that if you want a collection that impresses contemporary art's biggest patrons (the Rubells from Miami, Dakis Joannou from Athens), you have to...
An artist who pays a lot of attention to things such as cans and empty bottles, Berlin-based Manfred Pernice has spent most of his career bringing together disparate objects in orderly but nonsensical installations. At Regen Projects right now, his installation "Bbreiland" feels like a mix between a worn office and a basement rec room. The sandbox-sized pink crate with steps and a rug built into it is among the best parts. 6750 Santa Monica Blvd.; through Aug. 16. (310) 276-5424, regenprojects.com.More
The Mistake Room's current show, an installation by New York–based Korakrit Arunanondchai, is a timed experience — it takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. When you arrive, you're led into a viewing room, where you watch a film in which the artist, played by the performer Boychild, explains that he used to cover himself in paint but now he's clean. Then an attendant wearing all white leads you into the next room, where an army of white-clad mannequins flank a fountain with a bar of soap, held by a floating hand and lit from above, at its center. Then you watch another film detailing the artist's journey, which seems to have happened in about two days, from dirty, self-obsessed, drugged-out expressive painter to clean ascetic. That it's a mash-up of different genres and sensibilities (abstract expressionism, New Age, sci-fi, music videos, slacker art and hi-fi) and that it's half spoof and half serious makes it worth thinking about. 1811 E. 20th St., dwntwn.; through Sept. 13. (213) 749-1200, tmr.la.More
Comedian, burlesque diva and L.A.'s most fabulous little person, Selene Luna, hosts a wild variety show (no pups or ponies, just great performers) Mondays at Akbar. Recently, the fun featured strip tease from Audrey DeLuxe, standup from Michael Patrick Duggan, Paul Jacek and Mary Kennedy and the smokin' musical stylings of Crissy Guerrero and Kristian Hoffman.
In Calvary, Brendan Gleeson plays a Catholic priest who plods through a rustic Irish village that's more brutal than beautiful. The beach is gray, the waves are choppy, and the wind whips his ankle-length black cassock as though every step were a fight against nature. In some ways, it is...
He couldn't have known it at the time, but James Brown's debut recording and first chart hit — made in 1956 with The Famous Flames — is a question that contains its own answer. The lyrics to "Please, Please, Please" speak, pretty obviously, of sexual desire. But Brown's voice is...
Carrot, bbq, orange, yogurt, avocado, watercress at Trois Mec.
Our 99 Essential Restaurants issue came out earlier this month. In celebration, we're highlighting some of the spots for their special attributes. Today: Vegetarian-friendly restaurants.
It's one thing to look through our list of the 99 Essential Restaurants in Los Angeles and plan a night (or two ... or 99) on the town. It's another thing altogether to try to do this with a vegetarian diner in tow.
While none of the restaurants on our list are veggie-only, there are a ton of them that are great for vegetarian eaters. With this in mind, we thought we'd highlight the spots that are particularly great for meat-free eating.
Our 99 Essential Restaurants issue came out earlier this month. In celebration, we're highlighting some of the spots for their special attributes. Today: Spicy food!
So much of the essential eating in Los Angeles leaves a pleasant burn on the tongue. Be it Northern Thai, Chinese or Korean, we have a world of fantastic spicy food in this city. So grab a hankie to sop your sweaty brow and turn the page for five essential spots that turn up the heat.
Our 99 Essential Restaurants issue came out last week. In celebration, we're highlighting some of the spots for their special attributes. Today: Seafood.
Is it worth telling you again that Los Angeles is currently going a seafood renaissance? We've certainly said it before. What's also true is that there are a bunch of seafood spots that have been around for quite some time that still deserve our love and respect.
When browsing through the 99 Essentials list this year, we found a special abundance of seafood spots, a mix of places both shiny and new, tried and true, and somewhere in between. Here are five essential L.A. restaurants to get your fish fix.
Our 99 Essential Restaurants issue came out last week. In celebration, we're highlighting some of the spots for their special attributes. Today: Cheap eats!!
In many cities, the best food is also the most expensive. That is certainly not the case in Los Angeles, where you're just as likely to find food nirvana on a street corner as you are in an upscale restaurant. For this year's 99 Essential Restaurants list, there are plenty of spots highlighted that aren't much of a financial commitment at all - in fact, you ought to be able to get in, get out, and get fed for under $10. Here are ten of those spots.
Our 99 Essential Restaurants issue came out this week. In celebration, we're highlighting some of the spots for their special attributes. Today: restaurants that are good for kids.
Even with wars brewing, a nation divided by politics, droughts and polar vortexes, one of the most contentious battles on the Internet continues to be this: kids in restaurants. There is no topic you can bring up (with tipping as a close second) that will get people more agitated.
We here at The Weekly commiserate with both sides of this deep divide, and we'd like to help. There are places in Los Angeles that almost anyone would admit are perfectly acceptable to bring children, as long as those children aren't total monsters. And some of those places are also good enough to make it onto the 99 Essentials list. So here are five essential L.A. restaurants where kids should be perfectly welcome. (Yes, we're assuming your kids might be into stuff like udon and mole — if they aren't yet, it's high time you introduced them.)
Our 99 Essential L.A. Restaurants issue came out last week, and we're highlighting a few categories drawing from the list. Today, we're focusing on special occasion restaurants. If you're like us, a special occasion is just as likely to happen at one of the list's taco stands as it is at one of these fine dining restaurants, but for that truly big night -- the anniversary, the birthday, the engagement -- here are five essential L.A. restaurants that scream "special."
In case you’re an efficient eater and want to get all of your daily calories in just one meal – not to mention a week’s worth of saturated fat – the Center for Science in the Public Interest has helpfully released a list of the highest-calorie restaurant meals. In generous...
Firenze Osteria, Fabio Viviani's North Hollywood restaurant, will close tomorrow, July 31. The restaurant will reopen some time in the future with Viviani as chef, but with new ownership. Viviani opened Firenze in late 2009, right after his initial ascent to fame on Bravo's fifth season of Top Chef. At...
In the six years since Blue Palms Brewhouse opened on Hollywood Blvd., just east of the tourist-trap chaos at Highland Ave., much of the neighborhood has changed. The Music Box next door is now called The Fonda Theatre. Bars and clubs along the stretch have come and gone with the seasons. And the...