DJ Rainbow Jail played in front of a crowd of 13,446 Jerry Maguire VHS tapes Friday night when Everything Is Terrible! opened the first (and last) Jerry Maguire Video store in Echo Park. The storefront is devoted to Jerry on VHS, while the back is filled with XXX Jerry Maguire Uncut (just kidding). With 13,446 copies of the film on VHS, and more coming in every day, the EIT! Jerry Maguire project is finally almost able to build its planned pyramid in the desert. It's an ever-lasting monument to Jerry — or at least until acid rain dissolves the last of our manmade structures.
The show runs from Jan. 13 to Jan. 29, noon-10 p.m., at iam8bit in Echo Park, with special ticketed events planned for each night.
Photos by Star Foreman.
In the year since David Bowie passed away, it seems our collective enthusiasm for memorializing the legendary rock star has not waned. Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale celebrated the first anniversary of his death with the David Bowie Annual Tribute Skate Night, a costume-friendly chance to lace up some roller skates and skate in circles to a four-hour marathon of Bowie songs, compliments of DJ Travis Balkin. A line of Bowie fanatics in ’70s gear and Aladdin Sane–era makeup stretched through the parking lot, while inside they glided and bounced to the music of one of rock music's greatest heroes.
They made a list, they checked it twice — a list for the pub crawl and fun and games, of course. The revelers of L.A. SantaCon, who dressed as Santa, as poinsettia plants, as naughty elves — and then there was that posse of protesting clowns — followed @lasanta on Twitter to Barney's Beanery in Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Pier, a park to play some Santa games, then to the Gold Line to start the pub crawl. Later in the evening, the Santas made a quick stop before hitting up downtown Culver City and requesting some Santasy lap dances at Fantasy Island and Plan B (sorry, no photos allowed) before finishing the *burp* night at Grilliant, Janga and Pieology. Next year Santa will show up in another part of Los Angeles — watch the Twitter handle for information after Thanksgiving 2017.
Every time the Walt Disney Corp. works on a new attraction, all the way back to the original inspirations for Disneyland, it uses immaculately put-together sketches to show the world its vision. Even with 3-D imaging available, Disney still uses the 2-D sketchbook to communicate with the world. Twice a year Dapper Day comes to remind us what Disneyland would look like if those original sketches came to life exactly as is. Promenading through the park are men in suits and ties, women in heels with their hair perfectly coiffed, and children dressed as through any second now Grandma is going to call.
In its fifth year, Dapper Day has gone from a few dozen friends getting together to more than 30,000 attendees in three parks, plus an expo at the Disneyland Hotel featuring clothing from Pinup Girl, the necessary D broach from accessory company Match, swing dancing and even a book signing with world-famous Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix.
The next Dapper Day at Disneyland isn't until April 23, but that gives you plenty of time to find the perfect outfit and get your hotel reservation so that you can stay the night after walking around in those heels all day.
All photos by Star Foreman.
Harry Potter fans are an extremely passionate, tight-knit community.
Ever since the books first came out, fans have been getting together online and in person to discuss J.K. Rowling's wizarding world and the cast of beloved characters she created. In 2007, the minds behind Harry Potter fan site The Leaky Cauldron got together to form an exclusive Harry Potter fan convention, which they appropriately named LeakyCon.
LeakyCon is known for its Wizard Rock concerts, fervent fan-fiction discussions, cosplay and cast-member panels. Since it began in Boston in 2009, LeakyCon has been hosted by cities from Orlando to Chicago. Last week and weekend, Burbank got its turn.
All photos by Liana Minassian.
Cassandra Peterson — the actress who's spent the last 35 years bringing to life beloved B-movie maven and pop-culture icon Elvira — hosted a spectacular soiree on the rooftop of the Roosevelt Hotel to celebrate the publishing of her new "coffin-table" book, Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark: A Photographic Retrospective of the Queen of Halloween.
Guests included Dita Von Teese, Frances Cobain, Dave Navarro, Julie Newmar, Perez Hilton, Jackie Beat and a slew of other L.A. party people. Didn't make it to the party? Peterson is signing copies of the book — which is filled with more than 300 images of the gothic sex symbol — at the Barnes & Noble at the Grove on Oct. 26.