Category Archives: Art

Dia de los Muertos Events 2014

Olvera Street Merchants Association Now through Nov. 2, 2014 FREE The Olvera Street Merchants and El Pueblo Historical Monument 125 Paseo de la Plaza in downtown Los Angeles (across from Union Station.) (213) 625-7074. Blessings and Novenaria Processions take place along … Continue reading

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GWAR the Exhibit!

“Don’t Talk about it, DO IT!” A tribute exhibit to David Brockie aka Oderus Urungus (R.I.P.) and the artists who created GWAR, the extreme performance thrash metal band, opened on Saturday, October 25 at Keystone Art Space Gallery. The exhibit will continue until November 6.  Mark Harvey, Danielle Stampe (of … Continue reading

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Family Friendly Halloween Events

RISE OF THE JACK O’ LANTERNS October 29 - November 2 Hours vary Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Drive La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011 $18-28 See the beautiful spectacle of 5,000 Halloween jack o’ lanterns glowing in the darkness. The hand-carved jack … Continue reading

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Sweet Talk—Trick or Treat! Give Me Something Good to Eat!

Gather round, boys and ghouls, while I share a scary story. There was a dark time in days of yore when nobody gave out Halloween candy. Shocking, but true. Before the 1950s, Americans typically celebrated Halloween by hosting parties with … Continue reading

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Wilmer Valderrama Introduces “Muertoons” Animated Series

A new animated series called Muertoons is being produced by Wilmer Valderrama (“That ’70s Show”), who also voices one of the characters. Created by Eric Gonzales with contributor and artist Erich Haeger, the cartoon stars five sugar skull friends and … Continue reading

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Billy’s Fish Fry and Community Social is Back This Thursday: Music, Art and Performance by Talented People in Our Community; and Free Too!

Billy’s Fish Fry and Community Social is back and you’re invited! Back by popular demand, Billy’s Fish Fry and Community Social is now a quarterly event. Still held at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery In the Los Feliz neighborhood, … Continue reading

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Obscura Society LA: Exploring DTLA’s Arts District

Live in Los Angeles long enough and you’ll get the impression that you know all there is to know about the city. Wrong!   Cindy Schwarzstein, the founder of Cartwheel Art, an Arts District resident, a Los Angeles River Artists and … Continue reading

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Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty: It’s Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary at JANM and Hello Kitty Con!

  It was one night out clubbing in San Diego, while we were driving to a Punk show when Sue Haines, an Australian native and a woman whom I adored, popped open her Hello Kitty compact to freshen up her … Continue reading

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The Rocky Road to The Folk Tree

As I approach The Folk Tree, located at 217 South Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena, I imagine a whiff of something sharp and pungent. It’s a bit like the perfume of wild sage as the sun sets, or the smoked … Continue reading

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Andy Warhol’s “Shadows” Inhabit MOCA Through February 2, 2015

  The new exhibit of “Shadows” at MOCA rounds out Andy Warhol ‘s story and his legacy in an unexpected way for this 20th century iconic artist. All of “Shadows” 102 canvases will be displayed at MOCA through February 2nd … Continue reading

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