Author Archives: Elise Thompson

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.

Rolly Crump: It’s Kind of a Cute Story at Oceanside Museum

The Oceanside Museum of Art recently closed their exhibit, “Rolly Crump: It’s Kind of a Cute Story.” We managed to get some photos before the exhibit closed, thanks to Stella Stray Pop. The exhibit is a retrospective of his 65-year … Continue reading

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Peoples Rally Against Gun Violence at Pershing Square Park

Guest post by Suzy Hoeschler.

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Celebrate the Year of the Dog in Chinatown!

This weekend, LA’s Chinatown celebrates the year of the dog with the 119th Annual Golden Dragon Parade. The annual celebration will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17th, 2018. Join over 110,000 fellow Angelenos in the big celebration. Colorful floats, multiple … Continue reading

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Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ Returns to the Westside!

Liquid Kitty may have closed at the end of August, 2016, but the soul of the pUnk rOck BBQ lives on. Cafe NELA in Highland Park has done a fine job of hosting the BBQ, but the Westsiders don’t all … Continue reading

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Not Another Candlelit Dinner! Try Something Different this Valentine’s Day!

Had enough of overpriced, predictable “romantic” dinners? Break out of your rut with these exciting Valentine’s Day Activities! CHECK OUT MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLING AND BURLESQUE 2-/14 & 2/15   8 p.m.    $35 – $55 Los Angeles’ wildest variety show is … Continue reading

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Enjoy “A Night in Thessaloniki” with Chef Peter Minaki at St. Sophia’s this Saturday

If you are a fan of festivals, you have probably attended one of the annual Greek Festivals at St. Sophia’s in LA’s the Byzantine Latino Quarter. Tomorrow night, January 27th, the Saint Sophia Philotochos Society will be presenting a more … Continue reading

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Save Music in Chinatown 14 January 28th

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Live Review: Flesh Eaters and Alley Cats at the Echoplex

The Flesh Eaters don’t come around very often, but when they do, they don’t fuck around.  With front man Chris D., John Doe and DJ Bonebrake of X, Dave Alvin, Steve Berlin and Bill Bateman from The Blasters, they are … Continue reading

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Women of Rock Oral History Project Launch: Live Music

On January 11th, women of rock, and more specifically old school punk rock, took the stage at Zebulon in Frogtown in celebration of the Women of Rock Oral History Project. For this project, Tanya Pearson has collected more than 30 … Continue reading

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SNAP! Robert Ibarra Photo Exhibit January 20th in Pedro

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