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For some, this weekend was only about one thing: the Super Bowl. For others, it was about live music on the Metro with the Killsonic Marching Gang, ninjas and contortionists on the streets of Chinatown for the Golden Dragon Parade, and Edward Gorey-inspired, turn of the century decadence until dawn at the Edwardian Ball. Read on for what we did and who we saw, when we weren't shotgunning PBR and screaming, “Go Steelers!”

The Edwardian Ball at the Tower Theater

The Edwardian Ball made its L.A. debut on Saturday night downtown at the Tower Theater. Described as “an elegant, turn of the century celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus arts, DJs, ballroom dance, fashion, technology, and of course, the art and stories of Edward Gorey,” the ball was hosted by Cirque Berzerk and featured Helios Jive, DJ Xian, Jill Tracy, Miz Margo and performances by members of The Mutaytor. Click the photograph for Gendy Alimurung's entire slideshow.

Killsonic Marching Gang Invades Metro Red Line

Credit: Timothy Norris

Credit: Timothy Norris

East L.A.'s latin/jazz/gypsy/punk Killsonic Marching Gang invaded the Metro Red Line on Saturday, playing a series of 20-minute sets at subway stops between North Hollywood and Downtown. Read more in Chris Martins' 

“Killsonic Marching Gang to Play… The Red Line Today?” and click the photograph to view Timothy Norris' slideshow.

Golden Dragon Parade in Chinatown

Credit: Drew Tewksbury

Credit: Drew Tewksbury

Saturday marked the annual Golden Dragon Parade and celebration in Chinatown. Thousands of Angelenos lined Broadway to check out the floats, ninjas, contortionists and other performers, as well as feast on traditional Chinese cuisine. Click the photograph for Drew Tewksbury's slideshow.

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