Category Archives: Attractions

Midsummer Scream Provides a Preview of Halloween Chills July 20 & 31

There is a new Halloween Festival in town, Midsummer Scream, presented by Creepy LA and Theme Park Adventure. This weekend, Long Beach Convention Center features more than 100,000 square feet of vendors, makeup demonstrations, stage presentations, home haunt classes, a scavenger … Continue reading

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Mercado Los Olvidados Artist Popup Market

Next weekend, Mercado Los Olvidados will “pop up” at pskaufman… gallery downtown, presenting art, embroidery, tintype portraits and much more (see flyer image). This delightful “Market of the Lost Ones,” named after the surrealist film by Luis Buñuel, is curated by Camille … Continue reading

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Guillermo del Toro Creeps Up LACMA

August 1st through November 27th, fans of horror, fantasy and science fiction should head to LACMA for director Guillermo del Toro’s “At Home With Monsters,” an exhibit of art, artifacts and props from his own Bleak House collection (see video). The exhibit will … Continue reading

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The Boss – Diana Ross at Hollywood Bowl

The first time I saw Diana Ross perform I was in high school. Her set at the Universal Amphitheater back then ended with an enthralling version of “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand).” I was so amped up that when … Continue reading

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The Spirit Of 76 – Ringo’s Birthday

This week marked the passage of another 7th of July, a date that makes me quickly forget about Independence Day and all its hyperbole.  In case you weren’t aware, 7/7 is Ringo Starr’s birthday, an event he celebrates every year … Continue reading

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The Annual Lotus Festival Returns to Echo Park Lake

Friday night is a free kickoff event. Saturday and Sunday, July 9th and 10th, the Lotus Festival will take place from 12 noon until 5pm with Asian crafts, performances, and food.

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Take the Train: Pterosaurs at the Natural History Museum

If it’s been decades since you wandered the halls of our Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, as it was for me, now might be a great time to reacquaint yourself.  If you’ve never been there, you’ll find a corner … Continue reading

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Fourth of July 2016: Mermaids! Luaus! Motown! Rollercoasters!

LIVE MUSIC 3-Day July 4th Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl with Chicago (July 2, 3, 4) 7:30 pm / $18.00 – $265.00 Celebrate with Chicago’s mix of rock and horns with holiday-appropriate songs like “Saturday in the Park.”  There will … Continue reading

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LA Winefest 2016 Pours It On

All photos by Miles Marshall for the LA Beat. LA Winefest has grown into one of the best local events for folks who want to get a taste of everything. The festivities have moved across the street from their usual … Continue reading

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Visitors Day Tour at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab

If you have any interest in space exploration (and you should!!), I recommend checking out the free public tours at the Jet Propulsion Lab. Located in Pasadena, the robotic space exploration lab is where the Mars Curiosity Rover was created, as well as its … Continue reading

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