Category Archives: Attractions

Offbeat L.A.: Highway to Hell- The Mysterious Devil’s Gate Dam in Pasadena

“When I was sweet sixteen I was the juke box queen Down in Devil Gate Drive I led the angel pack on the road to sin… Down in Devil Gate Drive” – 1974 Suzi Quatro song It is highly unlikely … Continue reading

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Chinatown Welcomes the Year of the Ram

It’s our favorite time of year again — the Chinese, or lunar, new year. It is the Year of the Ram, ushering in artistic potential and creativity. As usual, The Chinese Chamber of Commerce has worked in conjunction with community organizations to host … Continue reading

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Festival of the Desert: March 18, 2015 in Palm Springs

Now there’s more to the Coachella cultural scene than blazing Rice Krispie squares, whirling, twirling, swirling tie-dye and rampant dehydration. Break out your tux and snap up your tix for high desert elevation of a different kind. Festival of the … Continue reading

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The Theme Of The 2015 Edwardian Ball Is “My Gorey Valentine!”

This year’s The Edwardian Ball theme is “My Gorey Valentine!” with a special performance of Edward Gorey’s “The Beastly Baby”. Rosin Coven and co-hosts Vau de Vire Society bring Edward Gorey’s story to life on stage with original music, theatrical choreography and narration. … Continue reading

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Chef Eric McBride Presents Scottish and Celtic Food Demonstrations at the Upcoming Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival

Coming up on February 14 and 15, the Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival and International Highland Games this year is providing a culinary feast for all. In addition to the Burns Night Supper and all the Scottish and Celtic Food vendors, this … Continue reading

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Cartwheel Art Tour Exposes The Surprising World of LA’s Art District

Anyone who has followed the DTLA Arts and Warehouse District over these years are aware that this community offers unique and unexpected experiences. Cindy Schwarzstein heads Cartwheel Art Tours for the DTLA Arts community. The Cartwheel Art Tour exposes the meat and … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Cedar Grove at Griffith Park

I recently learned that my favorite spot in Griffith Park has a name: Cedar Grove. It’s a beautiful patch of lush greenery that stands out from the rest of the park, and it boasts two picnic tables, large rocks to sit … Continue reading

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Take a Trip Back in Time this Weekend at the Steampunk Carnivale Aboard the Queen Mary

If all the 70s and 80s music events happening this weekend just aren’t far enough back in time for you, travel to Victorian times aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium is hosting a four day Carnivale. January … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Fresh Squeezed- Orange Picking at Heritage Park in La Verne

It’s hard to believe, but it wasn’t too long ago that if you headed East out of Los Angeles, beautifully vibrant orange groves stretched as far as the eye could see. Even before we were known for our movie production, … Continue reading

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The LA Beat’s Top 5 Stories of 2014

1. The Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque Tour Returned to LA for Another Bangerz Night Out! Billy Bennight “This year’s Suicide Girls’ Blackheart Burlesque Tour comes with new faces and a slightly revamped set of songs and choreography. The heat was on Friday … Continue reading

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