Category Archives: Events

The 2016 Occasional Doo Dah Parade: What Did That Look Like?!

Over the last few years the Occasional Doo Dah Parade has migrated from winterish, to springish and has currently settled in the fall. Doo Dah is always the carnival of the absurd where anything that can be imagined can manifest … Continue reading

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Tails from the Crypt: Animal Ghosts with Paul Koudounaris

Wednesday night, come hear Dr. Paul Koudounaris speak on two of his favorite topics, cats and the occult. Along with a slideshow, he will recount tales of “… the ghost of a bratty talking mongoose that pelts you with stones…a … Continue reading

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SWEET TALK— Super Nut and Rinkles!

Was it Emily Post who said said politics and polite conversation don’t mix? Or was it Ann Landers? Conventional wisdom might suggest that candy and politics also don’t mix, but history has shown us otherwise. Today, the Candy Wrapper Museum … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Self Help Graphics & Art’s 43rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration

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Metropolitan Fashion Week 2016: 3 Hot Nights of Fashion! Nights 1 & 2

Fashion flared mightily earlier this month over three nights in two locations with the annual return of Metropolitan Fashion Week. The kick-off happened at the historic Farmer’s Market to feature local designers, while also putting on a contest to see who would … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos at Self Help Graphics with Alice Bag

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Keith Morris “My Damage” All-Star Punk Rock Signing Party at La Luz de Jesus

A week ago Sunday, I attended what I like to think of as a Punk Rock “Hoedown” or “Hootenanny,” sans the dancing, for the “My Damage” All-Star Punk Rock Signing Party at La Luz de Jesus. Unlike the book signing by Keith … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The Haunted Hayride

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The Best Halloween Events in LA 2016

You may have noticed that The LA Beat is obsessed with Halloween. There are so many events, how do you decide? We offer a hand-selected list of events, and have weeded out the douchey ones. Check out last year’s list … Continue reading

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The Doo Dah Queen has been Chosen!

The Queen has been picked for the 39th Occasional Doo Dah Parade. Hail, Queen Meg! Meg tried out and won after her 3rd nomination. Queen Meg has always been in the Doo Dah lair and I think always will be. … Continue reading

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