Category Archives: Attractions

Voyage to the Iron Reef Opens at Knott’s Berry Farm

Full steam ahead mateys! Memorial Day weekend is the official start of the amusement park industry’s cash grabbing Spring/Summer season. Midwest and East Coast parks will finally be open, and many of the California parks will have the refurbished classics, added … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Come Fly With Me… Vintage Aviation History at The Flight Path Museum near LAX

Ever since our dusty town, Los Angeles, was barely newborn, we have had our hands in bigger and better things- including the history of aviation. In 1910, seven years after the Wright Brothers made their first famous flight in North … Continue reading

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Sir Angel Romero plays Rodrigo’s Aranjuez, May 21-24, Walt Disney Concert Hall

Classical guitarist Sir Angel Romero first performed Concierto de Aranjuez with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1964, when he was just 16 years old. Romero at last will return to play the Andalusian-inspired masterpiece written by his mentor, Joaquin Rodrigo, … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: An Octopus’s Garden- The Weird & Wonderful 1960s Sea Monster Sculptures of Benjamin Dominguez

“I’d like to be under the sea, In an octopus’s garden in the shade… We would sing and dance around, Because we know we can’t be found, In an octopus’s garden in the shade…              We would be so happy … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival: Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Red Carpet Gala Honoring “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker”

By all accounts last year’s 9th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival was a howling success honoring the legendary Carl Reiner. The evening red carpet was a notable crew that included: Francine York, Doris Roberts, Kat Kramer, Karen Sharpe Kramer, Lainie Kazan, Lorraine Newman and Jon … Continue reading

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Defending Grand Champions ‘Jet Coatings Monkey Style’ Get Ready for the West Coast BBQ Classic at the Queen Mary

Coming up on May 9th, the Queen Mary in Long Beach will host the 4th Annual West Coast BBQ Classic. Coming back to Long Beach are the 2014 West Coast BBQ Classic Grand Champions, Jet Coatings Monkey Style. I caught … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Sidewalk Surfin’- The Skateboard Museum at Skatelab in Simi Valley

“Grab your board and go sidewalk surfin’ with me, Don’t be afraid to try the newest sport around, Bust your buns, bust your buns now. It’s catchin’ on in every city and town…                                                                           Skateboard with me, why don’t you skateboard … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Ripe For the Pickin’- Experience Farm Life at Underwood Farms in Moorpark

Most of us buy our fruit and vegetables at the grocery store, and although we technically know that our food comes from farming the earth, there is inherently a disconnect in the food to table process. Even when we use … Continue reading

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‘A Day In The Life Of Miles Davis’ Photo Exhibit By Glen Craig April 15 – May 11 At Leica Gallery

This Thursday from 6-9pm catch a rare and intimate glimpse of music legend Miles Davis as shot by photographer Glen Craig at the Leica Gallery which is hosting an opening reception for A Day In The Life Of Miles Davis. Glen Craig got his … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: All Dogs Go To Heaven- The Quite Bizarre Los Angeles Pet Cemetery

About 40 minutes northwest of Los Angeles lies a most unusual cemetery. Traditional decorum of tastefulness and quiet mourning is replaced with blasts of color, whimsical wind spinners, laminated photos of the dearly departed and personal mementos. The epitaphs on … Continue reading

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