Category Archives: Attractions

Photo Essay: The 40th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

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Chasing Trane: Exploring a Jazz Giant at the GRAMMY Museum

John Coltrane left this mortal plane fifty years ago, but the his spirit lives on in his music, which remains as influential and powerful as ever. The GRAMMY Museum explores the jazz giant’s life and work with it’s newest exhibit … Continue reading

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Only the Coolest Events for Halloween Weekend and None That Suck

Every year The LA Beat gets so excited about Halloween! In this spirit, we offer a hand-selected list of events, and have weeded out the douchey ones. Events for Monday and Tuesday coming soon. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th  Lucha VaVOOM Halloween … Continue reading

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Zombie Joe’s Underground Presents Urban Death: Tour of Terror

Located at 4850 Lankershim Blvd in the blackened heart of the NoHo theater district is the Zombie Joe Underground — a cracker box of a theater with no remarkable exterior clues as to what remarkable slices of madness lie within. It’s a … Continue reading

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Lucha VaVOOM! Three Nights of Halloween Madness Starting Tonight!

What could be better than Mexican wrestling? Or burlesque? How about both! Lucha VaVOOM has made a name for themselves with this genius mash-up. Tonight marks the start of three days of madness! On the wrestling bill are the high-flying Stuka … Continue reading

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Sketchers Pier to Pier Walk 2017

This Sunday, October 29th at 9:00am thousands of people will meet at the Manhattan Beach Pier and walk to the Hermosa Pier to participate in the Sketcher’s pier to pier walk. A FUNd raising event that helps support children with … Continue reading

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LALS Ghost Train: Back on Track with Ghoulish Delight

Last October a scary thing happened. The annual Ghost Train built and run by the Los Angeles Live Steamers (LALS) pronounced the popular attraction dead on the tracks and announced it would forever go dark. Many lovers of the playfully … Continue reading

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Venice Beach: Where the Wild Things Are

Where else? Venice Beach is the setting for “wild thoughts,” the latest rush of wheat-pasted photocopy activism inspired by the genius of French-born global street artist, JR and his Inside Out Project . “The event was designed to celebrate everyday people within … Continue reading

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Fox Horror Rewind: William Castle Would be Proud

Back when I was a kid, before the established MPAA ratings code came into being, ads for horror films would play on TV, mostly during the hours after school when kids would be watching. They made their bread and butter … Continue reading

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Mabel’s Six Feet Under: Guests Check in — Guests Get Lost

Just as we are heading past the Disney parks, the “chick in da box” (GPS) tells us to turn left and then make a right. And I’m wondering where in the hell is this haunt hiding? Finally we arrive at … Continue reading

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