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  • A Lucid Look at the Museum of Drunk History
    January 11 at 12 p.m. by L.A. Weekly

    In advance of Comedy Central's popular Drunk History sixth season premiere (on Jan. 15 at 10 p.m.), a team of artists has created detailed dioramas depicting the locations and moments featured in upcoming episodes. You don't have to be sloshed to…

     
  • The Story of Sara Berman's Closet
    January 11 at 9:33 a.m. by Shana Nys Dambrot

    California Closets has nothing on Sara Berman. The woman knew how to wrangle a walk-in. Her abilities were such that her daughter, acclaimed artist and author Maira Kalman, and her grandson, What Studio? founder Alex Kalman, saw fit to enshrine…

     
  • VICA Showcases the Beauty of Disaster at the Loft in San Pedro
    January 7 at 12 p.m. by Shana Nys Dambrot

    The most recent edition of the monthly First Thursdays Art Walk in San Pedro hosted a curatorial cameo by the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art. In a pair of group shows curated by Juri Koll, about 20 artists in total explored the more surreal…

     

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  • The Golden Globes Inside and Out
    January 7 at 10:15 a.m. by Lina Lecaro

    The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards took place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday night and, as always, the celebration had a giddy, unpredictable air. That may have been in part thanks to sponsor Moët & Chandon, which placed plenty…

     
  • A Brief History of Homeboy Industries on View at the Central Library
    January 4 at 9:49 a.m. by Shana Nys Dambrot

    "Radical Kinship: Celebrating 30 Years of Homeboy Industries" is an intimate but powerful exhibition of art and photographs made by, of and about the extended Homeboy Industries family. Presenting vibrant and affecting portraits of the men and…

     
  • Sex Cells NYE XXXtravaganza at Echoplex
    January 3 at 9:22 a.m. by Levan TK

    Kicking off the new year with xxxcess and xxxcitement, Sex Cells' NYE XXXtravaganza returned to the Echoplex, where it all began, for a wild New Year's Eve bash. The impressive lineup included industrial legends My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult,…

     
  • Into the Woods: <i>Enchanted</i> at Descanso
    November 21 at 6 a.m. by Shana Nys Dambrot

    “Enchanted: Forest of Light” is an interactive, nighttime installation of light and sound sculptures installed along a one-mile path through the grounds of Descanso Gardens. While popular with young families, the special appeal of this annual…

     
  • 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…

     
  • 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.…

     

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