Category Archives: Attractions

Offbeat L.A.: It’s Not About the Food – Kitschy Cool & Retro Local Theme Restaurants

Have you got a special occasion meal coming up that doesn’t necessarily call for elegance, but rather calls for celebration and fun? Are you looking for some out-of-the-ordinary, old school places with genuine character for a joyous get together?  If … Continue reading

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Chill in Long Beach, Tiki Xmas in Marina del Rey, Holiday Fireworks On Snow in Mammoth, Wine and Snow in Ventura and Brew Ho Ho in Anaheim: Some Fun Holiday Events

‘Tis the season for some fun, some joy and some ho ho wow! Four events coming up will bring holiday cheer to all those who attend. First, CHILL, the Queen Mary’s holiday ice extravaganza, is being taken over December 17th … Continue reading

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Outdoor Skating Rinks Bring Holiday Cheer to LA

It’s true that Los Angeles has it all, from the beaches to the mountains. The only thing east coast transplants say they miss is snow. That doesn’t mean that they miss slipping on ice, shoveling their car out of snow or … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Like Totally Rad- The San Fernando Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth

“On Ventura, there she goes She just bought some bitchin’ clothes Tosses her head and flips her hair… Valley Girl, She’s a Valley Girl”- (1982) Frank Zappa The San Fernando Valley, or just the Valley for short, really came into … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: A Loving Goodbye to Marionette Master Bob Baker

Los Angeles sadly lost an offbeat legend today, Friday November 28th. Bob Baker, the magical maestro of the oldest puppet theater in the United States, passed away at age 90. Baker had been in hospice recently, so the news was … Continue reading

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‘Chill’ starts today at the Queen Mary, Bringing a California Christmas Experience to Everyone

Today, Christmas season starts in Southern California, as ‘Chill’ opens at the Queen Mary. The theme this year is a ‘California Christmas Experience’, so besides ice slides, ice skating, tubing and other fun things, guests will be able to enjoy … Continue reading

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Queen Mary’s Jack Daniel’s Barrel Series Dinner Last Night Was a Amazing Blending of Whiskey, Stories and Great Food

The 2014 Barrel Series at the Queen Mary in Long Beach last night as a sold-out crowd enjoyed the Jack Daniel’s Dinner. Both the food, paired by Executive Chef Todd Henderson and the choices of some of Jack Daniel’s fine … Continue reading

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American Indian Arts Marketplace at the Autry National Center November 8–9

The Autry National Center of the American West presents the 24th Annual American Indian Arts Marketplace this weekend at its Griffith Park campus.  This signature event invites the public to meet and support extraordinary Native artists, who represent more than … Continue reading

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Track of the Dolls: Derby Dolls Compete

When I was a kid, we used to go to the Olympic Auditorium to see the Roller Games featuring the Los Angeles Thunderbirds aka T-Birds. It was exciting, particularly when they did “the whip” – where the team would propel … 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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