Every year Coachella organizers face the dilemma of how they're going to top the previous year's art installations. From towering sculptures to million-dollar marble carvings, each year the bar is raised higher and higher. This year was no exception for Coachella, which stunned with a tower that guests could slowly walk up to the top. On top of this were wire fortresses made of thousands of layers of thin wire. And that was just two of the installations! All photography by Shane Lopes
Deep in the east side of Chinatown, surrounded by old warehouses and adjacent to train tracks, was the platform for Factory 93 with headliner Carl Cox on Saturday, March 23. Partygoers dressed in ’90s throwback fashions graced the scene, dancing from the early afternoon to well past sundown. With a nostalgic tribute to the downtown warehouse parties, Factory 93 was a refreshing change from today's highly produced party scene.
All photography by Shane Lopes.
Lindsay Benner used to juggle for a living. After moving to San Francisco in the early 2000s and seeing her friends making a living street performing Benner decided she would dust off her juggling balls and take to the streets. Eventually she combined her talent for keeping objects moving in...
The dark spirits that linger on the Queen Mary arose early this year to welcome guests aboard the majestic ocean liner's first Sinister Circus Costume Ball. Halloween enthusiasts brought their A-game to the boat's top deck while mingling with some of the newest characters of the Queen Mary's popular October attraction, Dark Harbor.
All photos by Jared Cowan. Follow Jared on Twitter at @JaredCowan1.
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 a smash hit in Las Vegas for the past six years. Setting up their Spiegeltent on the edge of L.A. Live, the cast of Absinthe do many of the wonderfully superhuman feats of the modern circus we have come to know and love, but with 10 times more chutzpah and in lingerie. There is a striptease, an erotic green fairy, a sacrilegious roller-skating duo and every kind of aerial act, all done on or above a 9-foot-wide circular stage. Opening night saw a red carpet with everyone from Katrina Law to Wil Wheaton to Perez Hilton walking into the dirty, sexy, circus that is Absinthe L.A.
All photos by Star Foreman.
High above the clouds at the very top of Laurel Canyon perches the fairytale castle of the Flying Morgans. For 20 years Gary, Susie, Molly and Bonnie have invited their closest friends to ring in the New Year with them and with two dancing stages, a New Year's Eve ball drop, free-flowing Champagne and a shuttle to take you back down to your real life at the bottom of the hill. This year, we captured photos of the few lucky thousand who, with golden tickets in hand, came to the castle in the sky.
All photos by Star Foreman