As has been the tradition for many years, New Years Day will be ushered in arcoss the US with the dropping of various fruits and other items. A shiny ball in New York; a peach in Atlanta; and an acorn in Raleigh, NC.
Hollywood will join the ranks this year with a “rising star” during First Night 2013.
The event will be the first televised NYE event produced live for West Coast audiences. Quoting a comment from a Sacremento television station’s website, “Why watch the ball drop 3 hours LATE when you can tune in to CW’s “First Night 2013″ and watch the star rise LIVE?”
Jessica Lee Wilkes is a singer/songwriter and bassist from Paducah, KY who plays "raw, rhythm & blues-tinged rock & roll from a bygone era yet to come", according to her website. ...
"Call Me Lucky" is an award-winning documentary on influential comedian and political activist Barry Crimmins, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. The movie follows the life of the famously grumpy, often abrasive ...
Several months ago Offbeat L.A. took a surreal trip down the bunny hole to Pasadena, CA where we experienced the fun and very unusual Bunny Museum. We went back, loaded ...
Imagine a time when it was forbidden, if not, controversial, to teach Evolution in elementary school/middle school biology…oh wait…what? Nevermind… --“Inherit the Wind” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, ...
Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball, "an irreverently hilarious salute to free speech and Amnesty International's life-saving human rights work", will be streaming live from New York's Radio City Music Hall on Sunday ...
Everyone has their staples for Halloween watching, like John Carpenter’s “Halloween” and “Nightmare Before Christmas.” But be forewarned, gentle reader, because your master of Scarimonies (God, I sound like the ...
Ray Goren is the young teen composer/singer/guitarist written about in the LA Beat. He brings his solo live show to the stage now, performing songs from his new "Free" EP. Tickets $10. Info: (323) 653-0640 or www.genghiscohen.com. Also performing there Friday, May 12
Larry “Fuzzy” Knight’s BLOWIN’ SMOKE Rhythm & Blues Band Featuring The FABULOUS SMOKETTES
7-9:30pmBogie's Lounge, 32001 Agoura Rd., at the Westlake Village Inn
Bassist extraordinare "Fuzzy" Knight (Spirit, Ike Turner Revue) brings his blues and soul revue to Westlake Village. Read about them in the LA Beat here. Tickets: $10. Info: (818) 889-2394 or http://www.bogies-bar.com/.
Slow Kiss, Turning Violet, Elkhead
9:00 pmThe Redwood Bar, 316 W. 2nd St. Los Angeles, 90012
Champagne on Main
11am-6:30pmMain Street, Downtown Ventura
A "Spring Wine Walk and Street Fair" returns with a street fair and live music. Champagne, chocolates, wine and craft beers will be featured at the walk between 3 and 6pm. Street fair: Free. Wine Walk: $50. V. I P. Chocolate Lounge $70. Info: (805) 628-9588. Purchase tickets at: www.champagneonmain.com.
12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival
10am gates open, 11am music startsStudio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd, Camarillo
Phantom Blues Band headlines, with Debbie Davies, Chris Cain, R.J Mischo, Michael John and The Bottom Line featuring Mikey Mo, Crooked Eye Tommy, Jim Gustin and Truth Jones. Tickets $30. (Pre-Sale), $40. (Day of Show). Kids 12 and under, free with paid Adult General Admission. V.I.P. Tickets $125. (online only). Festival proceeds benefits Food Share and other Ventura County area charities (please bring a food item to donate). Info: (805) 501-7122 or visit venturacountyblues.com/