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Chinatown Welcomes the Year of the Monkey

Today marks the start of Chinese New Year. Many Chinatown restaurants are offering specials, including Empress Pavilion (213.617.9898)Fortune Gourmet Kitchen (213.628.8188) Golden City (213.253.2660) Hop Woo BBQ & Seafood Restaurant (213.617.3038) JR Bistro (213.620.0838) and Ocean Seafood Restaurant (213.687.3088) Things … Continue reading

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The Sixth Street Viaduct Is No More

The Sixth Street Viaduct is just a memory.  With the removal of the bridge over the 101, there are now just a series of closed bridges with a gap in the middle, perhaps an exciting place to reenact the final scene … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Get on Your Pony and Ride – Sunset Ranch in Griffith Park

One of my very first adventures in sunny Los Angeles after I arrived, half a lifetime ago, from grey-skied Buffalo, NY was a horse ride up in Griffith Park at Sunset Ranch. It was the first time I said the … Continue reading

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The Music Center After Hours February 5th

Calling all night owls! On February 5, 2016, check out Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours. From 11:30 p.m. until 3am, you can wander through the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion “as the theatre is transformed, sonically, visually and spatially.” Enjoy DJs, light baths, … Continue reading

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Museums Free-for-All this Saturday — Our Picks

This Saturday, January 30, over 20 SoCal museums invite you to visit free of charge. Museums covering fine art, culture, natural history and the sciences will all be represented. Take note — The California Science Museum and LACMA do not include … Continue reading

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Pole Show LA: Expect A Heat Wave In Hollywood On Saturday!

Some of the most highly acclaimed Pole Dancers in the world will be performing in Pole Show LA at the Avalon in Hollywood on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, for a one-of-a-kind theatrical production. Pole Show LA has the energy and precision of a Cirque du Soleil … Continue reading

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show

February 6th and 7th, 2016, the West Coast’s largest baking and sweets expo is returning for its second year. After selling out last year, LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show  is expanding to the Los Angeles Convention Center in order to accomodate the … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Asian American Festival at Pomona Fairplex

Visiting the Asian American Expo at the Pomona Fairplex last weekend was an experience much like attending the LA County Fair, but with a lot more grilled squid and phenomenally better people-watching potential. This year’s festival was the biggest to … Continue reading

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The Edwardian Ball Celebrates Illustrator Edward Gorey

The 7th Annual Edwardian Ball returns to the Fonda Theatre on Saturday, February 27, 2016, re-imagining the turn-of-the-century through the sinister, yet whimsical filter of illustrator Edward Gorey. Guests will enjoy live music, theatre, art installations, fashion and cosplay, black comedy, ballroom dancing, absinthe cocktails, … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Whale Watching: Grey Whale Migration Now Through Early May

This year’s Gray Whale migration has started, and the Gray Whales can be seen off the coast of Southern California via Harbor Breeze Cruises and the Aquarium of the Pacific for the next few months. You can catch up on details of … Continue reading

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