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.

Stephen Ray Lester: Hardcore Folk

Stephen Ray Lester is a traveling musician who is busking his way around the country. He hasn’t been back to his home of North Carolina for three years. He will be filling the air of Burbank with intense banjo and strumming … Continue reading

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Young Frankenstein Book Signing and Q&A Tonight!

It seems like everybody has a favorite quote from “Young Frankenstein,” which was possibly the funniest film Mel Books ever made. The all-star cast included Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Peter Boyle, and Madeline Kahn. Oh, and we can’t … Continue reading

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Women Line Up for Empowering Tattoos to Support Planned Parenthood

Five Los Angeles Tattoo Parlors are offering $60 flash (non-custom) tattoos to benefit Planned Parenthood today. Kiss my Angeles organized the fundraiser after Sarah Bhorntus was inspired by her own interest in getting tattooed to commemorate the Women’s march (Hello … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Magazine Hosts its Second Annual Whiskey Festival Wednesday, February 22nd

Los Angeles magazine will return to the La Brea Tar Pits Museum for its second annual Whiskey Festival on Wednesday, February 22 from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Not only can you enjoy both timeless classics and tastes from modern craft distilleries, but you … Continue reading

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Cochon555 Returns to the Santa Monica Viceroy March 12th

The Cochon555 culinary competition will be taking place this year on March 12th from 4pm until 7pm at the Viceroy. This fantastic event offers endless cocktails and food made by some of the best chefs and bartenders in Los Angeles. The … Continue reading

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Diana’s Mexican Food: When What You Really Need is a 6-foot-long Burrito

Diana’s Mexican Food is an old-fashioned family business that was started in 1969 by Samuel and Hortensia Magana, who named the company after their first daughter, Diana. They started out with a small grocery store in Gardena and soon opened tortillerias, a … Continue reading

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This Saturday Chinatown Welcomes the Year of the Rooster

Photo by Mike Watt This weekend LA’s Chinatown celebrates the year of the rooster with the 113th Annual Golden Dragon Parade. Saturday, Jan 4th, hundreds of colorful floats, decorated cars, and dancers will parade from Hill and Ord Streets to Broadway and Cesar Chavez. If you like … Continue reading

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Do You Need an Excuse to Drink Whisky? It’s Burns Night!

On January 25th, the anniversary of Scottish poet Robert Burns’ birthday is celebrated by Scots worldwide. The occasion calls for much whiskey, and a haggis to sacrifice while reading Burns’ poem, “Address to the Haggis.” If you are unfamiliar with the … Continue reading

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An Evening with Keith Morris and Other Punk Rock Survivors

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LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show Returns for its Third Year

February 18th and 19th the LA Convention Center will smell like fresh-baked cookies as the LA Cookie Con takes over. Now in its third year, the West Coast’s largest baking convention features baking and cake decorating contests, celebrities, demos, and … Continue reading

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