• 69 Ways of Dressing Up for Dapper Day at Disneyland
    November 6 at 4:05 p.m. by Star Foreman

    If you missed it, the leaves are turning orange (in places where we have trees with leaves), the temperatures are dipping below 80 and Daylight Saving Time has come and gone, which means it is time for one of our favorite fall traditions in…

  • Happy Birthday to Hello Kitty!
    November 2 at 2:58 p.m. by Lina Lecaro

    Hello Kitty is one busy lady, and her birthday on Thursday, Nov. 1, was no exception. At 44 years old, the iconic cat continues to be beloved by fans all over the world. In L.A. yesterday, she made a splash at two fabulous bashes to mark the…

  • <i>Ofrenda</i> Artistry at Grand Park’s Downtown Dia de los Muertos
    October 31 at 8:52 a.m. by Shana Nys Dambrot

    The current installation of about 50 ofrendas and Día de los Muertos–themed sculptural installations at downtown’s Grand Park is a heartfelt and homegrown public garden of flowers and art, altars and tributes, and monumental cultural stagings with…


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  • Boulet Brothers' Haunted Drag Extravaganza Draws Glam Crowd
    October 30 at 2:30 p.m. by Levan TK

    The Boulet Brothers' 18th annual Halloween Ball was held on Saturday, Oct 27, at the Globe Theatre in DTLA, co-presented by Sex Cells. This Halloween weekend event boasted a massive three-level haunted nightclub with drag performances by Vander Von…

  • "Striking Iron" at the Fowler: The Craft of African Blacksmiths
    October 30 at 9:53 a.m. by Shana Nys Dambrot

    The Fowler Museum at UCLA is presenting the landmark survey "Striking Iron," which surveys the sophisticated craftsmanship and symbolism of several pan-African blacksmithing traditions of many centuries. On view through Dec. 30, this acclaimed and…

  • Belle, Book & Candle Hosts Coven of Ashes
    October 24 at 1:09 p.m. by Levan TK

    Belle, Book & Candle Burlesque held a special Halloween-themed night titled Sangre on Saturday, Oct. 20, at El Cid. Special guests Coven of Ashes performed a bloodletting ritual honoring the Great Whore of Babylon. The night also featured burlesque…

  • Adult Swim Fans Swarm Inaugural Festival
    October 9 at 11:42 a.m. by Scott Feinblatt

    The inaugural Adult Swim Festival was held at The Row DTLA over the Oct. 5-7 weekend. For the occasion, dozens of musicians and comedians took to the Tabby and Calico stages, which were erected on either side of the festival grounds. The rest of…

  • Los Angeles Galleries Steal the Show at Expo Chicago 2018
    October 2 at 2:14 p.m. by Shana Nys Dambrot

    This past weekend saw the seventh edition of Expo Chicago return to the iconic, picturesque lakefront festival hall Navy Pier. The event offered the finest stock of modern and contemporary art from 135 galleries representing 63 cities in…

  • Pop Goes the Photo Show: A New Art Fair Celebrates 70 Years of Media Saturation
    September 26 at 9:24 a.m. by Shana Nys Dambrot

    This weekend’s Pop Art Photo Show intends to stake out some new territory within the crowded field of art fairs and public-engagement art environments. Along the lines of the “Museum of…” cultural phenomenon, but with the weekend-only structure of…

  • Happy 200th Birthday, Mr. Frankenstein!
    September 12 at 9 a.m. by Jordan Riefe

    “Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos,” said Frankenstein author Mary Shelley. She might have been describing her process in writing the classic novel, or she could have been coaching the…

  • The Best Cosplay of Long Beach Comic Con
    September 10 at 1:47 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Long Beach Comic Con, held Sept. 8-9 at the Long Beach Convention Center, has a show floor that feels as packed as Wondercon, and a couple of panels in tiny rooms below that floor. Most people come for the cosplay and shopping. With literally…

  • DTLA Proud and Summertramp Heat Up Pershing Square
    August 27 at 5:20 p.m. by Star Foreman

    There's a party going on right here (like literally in downtown L.A.'s Pershing Square) A celebration to last throughout the year (or at least until Halloween in WEHO) So bring your good times, and your laughter too (and your boyfriend, girlfriend,…

  • Elves, Goblins and Lots of Batmans Explore the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball XXI
    August 27 at 5:06 p.m. by Star Foreman

    The Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball XXI celebrated another two-day spectacle at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on Aug. 25-26, and despite a number of former attendees choosing Burning Man over the ball, it was still a sold-out spectacle.…

  • Scare L.A. Gets the Adrenaline Flowing
    August 27 at 4:58 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Downtown got just a little spookier over the Aug. 25-26 weekend with Scare L.A. haunting the L.A. Convention Center. We crept onto the darkened convention floor and snapped all the right photos of the experiences, guests and attendees so that you…

  • Hollywood's Morgans Throw a Party in the Spirit of Marie Antoinette
    August 22 at 12:42 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Every summer, right before Burning Man, the Fabulous Flying Morgans invite a few hundred of their closest friends to the party of the summer, high above the Hollywood Hills. Show the doorman out front your secret invitation sealed with a kiss and…

  • Peek Inside the Standard's "Sparrow Mart," Where All the Food Is Made of Felt
    August 17 at 8:45 a.m. by L.A. Weekly

    Stepping into a supermarket where everything is made of felt — every packaged food, every piece of produce, every slab of raw meat — is a bizarre and wonderful experience. British artist Lucy Sparrow's new pop-up art installation, "Sparrow Mart,"…

  • Austin Young Creates "Tranimals" With Help From Squeaky Blonde, Fade-Dra Phey
    August 3 at 5:43 p.m. by Austin Young

    “Tranimal does not have a set look,” says photographer Austin Young, who enlists help from gay nightlife icons Squeaky Blonde and Fade-Dra Phey to transform people from all walks of life into "tranimals" — weird and wonderful,…

  • I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream at Midsummer Scream!
    July 31 at 11:26 a.m. by Star Foreman

    While it's not the first Halloween convention, Midsummer Scream has found its way to the head of the pack. This comes with some drawbacks, as some attendees waited for over two hours to try to get into parking lots (with no one directing traffic,…

  • The Adventures of Photography Across the Third Dimension
    July 26 at 12:36 p.m. by Shana Nys Dambrot

    “To experience 3-D,” reads the museum wall expository text, “is to engage with questions about the nature of perception, the allure of illusionism, and our relationship with the technologies that create such hyper-realistic images.” But no matter…

  • Johnny Depp, <i>Aquaman</i> and Dapper Stormtroopers at Comic-Con 2018
    July 24 at 2:10 p.m. by Multiple Authors

    The annual gathering of the nerds, aka San Diego Comic-Con 2018, took place July 19-22 and, as always, drew the best cosplayers and the biggest stars. Our photographers were roaming the hallways, panels and parties, snapping stars and fans alike.



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