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EAT.DRINK.ART

EAT.DRINK.ART is a fundraiser benefiting the hub for the region's most culturally diverse art, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, or LAMAG. And be sure of this: They don't call the event a "kaleidoscope of the senses" for nothing. Expect a showcase of outlandish visual and performing art, live painting, sketching......
Ellen Lauren

The Persians

No place in L.A. transports you from the proverbial traffic jam to the ancient Delphic world like the Getty Villa's Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, a lovely outdoor venue inspired by the Greeks and Romans. New York-based theater group SITI Company is returning for the villa's annual outdoor theater production......

Peter Seth

Peter Seth is an award-winning director, producer and television writer, but his debut novel, What It Was Like, just may launch him as a name worthy of precious bookshelf space. The story is set in 1968, when an innocent enough love affair blossoms between two summer camp counselors. Hardly a......
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Salty Shakespeare, L.A.'s Elizabethan Flash-Mob Company

Waiting in line at the Union Station Starbucks downtown, Hamlet discusses the ghost of his father with Horatio: "If this spirit come again tonight, I'll speak to it though hell itself should gape and bid me hold my peace. Hi, I'll have a venti caramel macchiato and a spinach breakfast......

Tchaikovsky Spectacular With Fireworks

Ain't no party like the annual Tchaikovsky Spectacular With Fireworks party at the Hollywood Bowl. It's a summer tradition we all know and love: a two-night, all-Tchaikovsky program, led by some of the world's most talented musicians and followed by the Bowl's signature fireworks. Acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin will lead......

Old Pasadena Film Festival 2014

For a city recently dubbed the snobbiest in the nation by real estate know-it-alls Movoto, Pasadena offers an exceptionally awesome, monthlong summer film festival — free to the unwashed masses. Kicking off July 5 and running through July 27, Old Pasadena Film Festival has lined up 23 screenings including family-friendly......

Chessboxing

Just when you thought you've done it all, this comes along: Think Tank Gallery hosts a Chessboxing match in its 7,500-square-foot, former fabric warehouse turned one-stop-shop for art and entertainment. Chessboxing is just what it sounds like: a new, crossbred sport where two opponents spar without abandon for three minutes,......

Bone Davis

Finally a Monday worth looking forward to. Hip-hop/blues hybrid band Bone Davis is performing a live concert at the historical Loews Hollywood Hotel, which, in true Hollywood style, just got a major face-lift. The concert will feature a surprise celebrity guest, but the important thing is that it benefits PAWS/LA,......

Barnsdall Friday Night Wine Tasting

Mark your calendars, everyone: Barnsdall Park's annual fundraising event series, Friday Night Wine Tasting, starts May 23 at the historic Hollyhock House. Indulge in selections from Silverlake Wines, specialty food trucks, art workshops and music by KCRW's DJ Dan Wilcox while feasting on a gorgeous view of L.A. If food......

Too Bald, Too Beautiful

You know what they say: Once you go bald, there's no growing back. Join stand-up comedy's bald-headed bombshells Maz Jobrani, Rajiv Satyal, Ian Edwards and Jason Gillearn for a special performance at Hollywood's comedy headquarters: Too Bald, Too Beautiful. Their irrepressibly funny exploits will make you laugh, cry and maybe......
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