Category Archives: Attractions

Here’s A Look At The Spheres at MacArthur Park

This last weekend was the beginning of an art project 7 years in the making by Portraits of Hope that was approved in early May. Ed Massey and Bernie Massey head up the organization Portraits of Hope that focus public art projects that … Continue reading

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Queen Mary Will Host an Interactive Mixology Dinner and Challenge August 27

The Queen Mary, Long Beach’s iconic ship, has announced the newest in their acclaimed Barrel Series Dinners, to be held on Thursday, August 27. This dinner will be a fun, interactive event, the Mixology Dinner. Twain Screiber, Director of Food … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis Conquers the Space Age with this Weekend’s Event “Yesterday’s Future Today” August 13-16

Tiki Oasis, the long running event built around music, rum and much much more, sets down on our planet from August 13 through August 16 2015 with the theme of Yesterday’s Future, Today. This four-day tribute to the Space Age … Continue reading

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Scare LA 2015: Let the Haunt Begin

This weekend, 10,000 haunt enthusiasts are gearing up for Scare LA ,which will creep into Pasadena Saturday August 8th, and Sunday August 9th. Over 200 vendors will display incredibly gross and life-like “mangled corpse” props and unimaginable goodies aimed at home haunters and mid-level … Continue reading

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Reptile Super Show Squirms its Way into Your Heart at The Fairplex in Pomona

I would not enter in my list of friends                                                                                           Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm.                                                                                         An inadvertent step may crush the snail                                                                                         That crawls at evening in the public path,                                                                                    But he has the humanity,  forewarned,                                                                                        Will tread aside, … Continue reading

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Come See the New Sea Jellies at Aquarium of the Pacific

Isn’t there a song that goes “Jam Up And Jelly Fish?” or is it “Jelly Tight?” Something like that, right? But we all know now that it’s scientifically non-PC to uses the term “jellyfish” rather than the more recent and … Continue reading

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Lots of Baconlicious fun at the Queen Mary’s Big Bite Bacon Fest

Bacon Twinkies, bacon cinnamon rolls, smoked pork belly ‘ribs’ and more were the foods of choice at the Big Bite Bacon Fest last Saturday and Sunday. A happy crowd at the Queen Mary enjoyed treats from the FryFry Truck, Dia de … Continue reading

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The OC Fair Turns 125 and Celebrates with a Caviar Twinkie

The Orange County Fair predates the L.A. County Fair by 32 years, and still retains a  folksy-flavored vibe exuding more local charm than its larger and more famous cousin. Like other fairs, they like to keep up with the “Joneses” … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Meets Hollywood Billboard Queen Angelyne in a Rare VIDEO Interview

Angelyne, the infamous Hollywood Billboard Queen was one of the earliest subjects of this Offbeat L.A. column in an article called Pretty in Pink. However, catching her in a rare video interview was quite a feat. We were fortunate to … Continue reading

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The Big Bite Bacon Fest is Coming to the Queen Mary this Weekend with a New Young Chef

Coming up this weekend is the 2nd Annual Big Bite Bacon Fest. Due to popular demand, the event this year has been expanded to both Saturday and Sunday sessions. Last year’s favorite Chef Rick Garcia of the Dia de los … Continue reading

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