Monthly Archives: March 2012

Beat Reader Contest! Win An Autographed Print From “Mike Watt: On And Off Bass”

Regular readers of Beat already know that bassist Mike Watt has a talent for photography. But if one pic a week isn’t enough for you, we heartily recommend you pick up a copy of mike watt: on and off bass, … Continue reading

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Celebrate Songkran in Thai Town Today

Today from 9am to 8pm the “Biggest cultural event outside of Thailand” will take place in Thai Town on Hollywood Blvd. between Western and Normandie. Thai New Year will be celebrated with over 200 booths, a parade, Miss Thai Town, , Muay … Continue reading

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A Refined Night at Equinox Spa

Last night Elise and I stopped by Equinox Spa to have drink, get braided, and chill! With… Refine Mixers, who featured two cocktails: A luscious Honey Tangerine Margarita and super fresh Kiwi Cosmopolitan… and blo Bar, who held a braid … Continue reading

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Prepare to say, “Awww”: Rescued Sea Otter Pup at Aquarium of the Pacific

 A female sea otter abandoned by her mother was rescued in Northern California on Valentine’s Day. Government Wildlife officials determined she was unable to survive in the wild. The Aquarium of the Pacific stepped in and offered a home to … Continue reading

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Theater Review: The Who’s Tommy At The Met Theater

My first experience with Tommy came in 1978, when the Ken Russell film made a completely unexpected appearance at the cinema in Toms River, NJ, where I was spending a week with my grandmother. It was the pre-MTV era when … Continue reading

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PLAN ForYourArt: March 29-April 4

Feeling “artsy” and looking for something to do this weekend. Check out the PLAN ForYour Art website for all of the happenings coming up this week. Upcoming events include: March 29: Screening: 24 Hours in Los Angeles Mandrake (Culver City) 12pm-12am … Continue reading

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Booksigning Tonight for Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing

Tonight from 6pm to 9pm La Luz de Jesus will host the book signing and release party for Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing. The book follows the rise of the magazine WET, a graphic design forerunner, new wave stylemaker … Continue reading

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Play Me, I’m Yours: Pianos All Over L.A. County

Beginning April 12th, keep your eye out for some unusual-looking pianos around town.  Artist Luke Jerram is launching the L.A. version of “Play Me, I’m Yours”, a public art installation that features decorated pianos in public spaces.  And yes, you … Continue reading

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Disc Junkie: DVD and Blu-ray Releases March 27-April 2, 2012

Note: films available in Blu-ray and DVD formats are listed in boldface and italics. Multiplex You will either find Stephen Daldry’s adaption of Jonathan Safar Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Warner) a moving story about an sensitive young boy’s … Continue reading

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