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.

What to Check Out at the LA Times’ Festival of Books this Weekend

We’re getting geared up for the LA Times’ Festival of Books, the largest literary and cultural festival in America. Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd the literati will invade the University of Southern California. There are so many panels, conversations, … Continue reading

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The First Ever SlowMo Marathon is Happening at LA Live Saturday

The creators of the new Baywatch movie have thought up one of the best promotional stunts ever. This Saturday, April 22nd, LA Live will be the site of the Slow Mo Marathon, a 0.3km that must be run entirely in slow motion.  The person … Continue reading

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LA Weekly’s Burgers and Beer is Back!!!

It’s time for the LA Weekly’s third annual Burgers & Beer, one of their liveliest annual events. Saturday, April 29 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., downtown’s Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be filled with barbecue smoke as 23 of LA’s best burger restaurants sling sliders … Continue reading

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Inaugural EEEEEATSCON Food Festival From Infatuation Comes to Santa Monica’s Barker Hanger May 20th

Saturday, May 20th from 12pm – 9pm a new festival for the Instagram generation inspired by the hashtag #EEEEEATS will celebrate the convergence of good food and good music at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. Infatuation is a foodie website and app that … Continue reading

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DRILL Los Angeles with Wire + Bob Mould + Pink Flag Guitar Orchestra


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Favorites from LA Weekly’s “Essentials” Event

The LA Weekly’s food events get better every year. The line at Essentials last Sunday was fast and smooth, thanks to them checking IDs while people were still in line, and taking tickets quickly without checking them against a master list. I … Continue reading

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Presale Tickets on Sale Now for Tacolandia 2017 with our Special Code

Now in its 5th year, Tacolandia is fast becoming one of the biggest and most popular food events in Los Angeles. On Saturday, June 17th, from 3pm until 7pm the event will bring more than 120 taco vendors to El Pueblo de Los … Continue reading

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Vegan Food Fest this Sunday in NoHo

Tomorrow, March 26th, head to North Hollywood for Vegan Street Fair LA. From 11am-7pm 150 vegan and vegan-friendly vendors will be slinging their wares. Entrance is free. Food vendors will be selling small bites from $1 to $4 as well as … Continue reading

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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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