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.

LAFW 2017 Takes Over Los Angeles!

LA Food and Wine is a 4-day food extravaganza taking place from August 24th through the 27th. There are a number of intimate lunches at acclaimed restaurants around the city, along with five gigantic food events culminating with “The Grand … Continue reading

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Annenberg Space for Photography Presents: Cuba Is

Saturday, September 9th, Annenberg Space for Photography will open “Cuba Is,” a “photography exhibition that goes beyond the folklore and offers new insight into Cuba’s current reality.” At this time in history, when Cuba is opening up once again to Americans, … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ at The Ahmanson

I had read the bestselling novel by Mark Haddon long before I saw the theatrical adaptation of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” and I didn’t remember being particularly upset by the book. I knew the story … Continue reading

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Local Musicians Rally to Help Greg “The Pope” Romero

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Stu and the Kids Benefit Brought Thailand to DTLA!

It was a hot summer’s day as guests arrived at last Sunday’s benefit for Stu and the Kids. The inside of the Vibiana cathedral was cool and welcoming, tables laden with fresh salads, icy cocktails and handmade ice cream. The … Continue reading

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10th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention Happening Now!

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Luckyrice – We Ate – We Drank – We Got Lucky!

In 2010, Luckyrice was founded in Manhattan to “…explore Asian culture through the lens of food.” Luckyrice hosts festivals, including Night Markets, Cocktail Parties and Ramen Slurpfests across the United States. Last Friday night they took over Vibiana with their … Continue reading

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Get Your Tickets Early for LA Times’ The Taste Event on Labor Day Weekend

Tickets on sale now for The Times’ annual food and wine festival on the Paramount lot. The Taste is a popular event, and it usually sells out, so get on it. The Taste Takes place over Labor Day weekend with … Continue reading

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Raymond Pettibon: Punk Rock Geeeeeenius

For some reason I imagine Wile E. Coyote saying the name of this film. stretching out the “E” dramatically. The first in the series, “The Art of Punk” by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAtv), it features interviews with Keith … Continue reading

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Terry James Graham Reads and Signs “Punk Like Me!” at La Luz this Sunday

Call in sick and cancel all of your appointments! Lost World Press has just released “Punk Like Me! Liner Notes for a Revolution that Never Happened,” and once you start reading it, you will not want any interruptions. Terry James … Continue reading

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