Category Archives: Attractions

‘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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What to Do Halloween Weekend 2014 in LA

Events WEST HOLLYWOOD HALLOWEEN COSTUME CARNIVAL October 31 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM Santa Monica Boulevard Between La Cienega and Doheny  FREE (323) 848-6503 This is the biggie. If you have never done West Hollywood for Halloween you owe it … Continue reading

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Home Haunt Fever Hits the Valley

Halloween is big business. You’re never gonna see a theme park charging less than forty dollars ever again for their witches brew of rides and mazes and overpriced edibles. It’s the largest retail season next to Christmas and its gaining on … Continue reading

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Knott’s Scary Farm: Hanging with Kenzel

Out again hanging with my 13-year-old cousin, Kenzel. This time we hit Knott’s Scary Farm. Although I’ve been to the regular Farm, I had never been to Scary Farm. We started out with the “Boo Fest” buffet. We weren’t aware … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Fall is in the Air- Apple Picking in Oak Glen

Those on the other coast like to tell us we don’t have seasons here in Southern California. They romanticize images of red and golden leaves, bright orange pumpkins on the vine and the sudden nippiness of the weather after a humid summer. … Continue reading

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Urban Death Tour at the Zombie Joe Underground

There is a small, pitch black cracker box of a theater near the NoHo sign in the valley where the spirit of Halloween and all things dark and disturbing find a place to rest their fangs and horns all year … Continue reading

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