Category Archives: Art

Occasionally, (A Photo Gallery of) The 2015 Doo Dah Parade!

Occasionally, the Doo Dah Parade occurs in Pasadena to thrill the throngs of iconoclasts and enthusiasts of camp! This year was no different as the parade officially brought festive mayhem on Colorado Boulevard, starting around 11am. A barrage of corn tortillas … Continue reading

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Fry’s Manhattan Beach: Tiki Fry’s

OK, I will be the first one to admit that Tiki Fry’s is not as cool as Alice in Wonderland Fry’s. Tiki Fry’s is not even as cool as you would expect a Tiki Fry’s to be. In fact, it’s more … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “H.” Screening at AFI FEST Presented By Audi

“H.” is an odd and mysterious film that inhabits an obscure place in the apocalyptic genre of film storytelling, filled with symbolism that may or may not hold meaning. Its story line is built around the apocalypse, but on a micro level, showing how … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Mini Ink

Just a heads up: this Friday the 13th, participating tattoo shops will be offering special deals $13 (plus the suggested lucky $7 tip). Traditionally, the participating shops will have a specific choice of tattoos to pick from. The flashes are … Continue reading

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Culminates in LA

After stops in major food cities like Miami, Seattle, Boston, New Orleans and Chicago, the James Beard Foundation’s Third Annual Taste America hit Los Angeles November 6th and 7th. The local celebration of the national epicurean tour, which focused on regional flavors from coast to coast, was chaired by restauranters … Continue reading

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Shag Store Opens on Melrose

Last Saturday, Shag’s new store on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood hosted a grand opening soiree. Locally-based artist Shag is known for his counter-culture works inspired by cartooning, tiki culture, local landmarks, and mid-century modern style. The artist, also known as Josh Agle, was … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Museum Unveils Three New Additions by Brit Pop Artist Pegasus!

The Hollywood Museum recently added three new singular and diverse pieces to their collection this October in the form of eye-popping, glitter-copping portraits of Lucille Ball, Bette Davis and Marilyn Monroe. Respectively gracing the appropriately color-themed rooms of Max Factor’s … Continue reading

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15th Anniversary of Tiki Farm Art Show : A Tsunami of Lowbrow High Life

Friday, November 6th, it’s time to don your Hawaiian shirt and voodoo glow-in-the-dark necklace, hop on your skateboard and head over to La Luz de Jesus for a delicious group show of Tiki mugs and totems, seductive island ladies, and shrunken … Continue reading

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JC Backings’ Movie Backdrops at Sony Studios

Last Friday, the Art Directors Guild hosted an exhibit of gorgeous film backdrops by JC Backings at Sony Studios. In a large warehouse that must house thousands of rolled-up canvases, two rooms were set up with the enormous background paintings … Continue reading

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Arlington West: A Memorial by Veterans for Peace

Every Sunday, rain or shine, Veterans for Peace erect memorial crosses and displays in the shadow of the Santa Monica pier as the sun rises. At sunset they take down the entire display, known as Arlington West, only to set … Continue reading

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