Tag Archives: Offbeat LA

Offbeat L.A.Video : The Magical Folk Art of Tio’s Tacos in Riverside

Join Offbeat L.A. host Nikki Kreuzer on a video adventure to an enchanted taco shop in Riverside, CA. Located down the street from the incredible Mission Inn, Tio’s Tacos is a folk art wonderland and a place to get in touch with your inner … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Go Hug a Cow! The Gentle Barn in Santa Clarita

Ever have one of those days (or months) where clouds of grey seem to follow overhead and nothing seems to be going right? Or maybe some real life drama has got you singing the blues and you need a little … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Takes a Video Trip to Velveteria, the Velvet Painting Museum

A few months ago Offbeat L.A. for the LA Beat was fortunate to get the first scoop on writing about Velveteria, the newly opened velvet painting museum in Chinatown. Read the article here: offbeat-l-a-some-velvet-morning. The owners, Caren & Carl were so interesting … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Echo Park Lake

In the early 1890′s, as the 1st superintendent of the newly created Los Angeles Department of Parks stood on the water’s edge of Reservoir #4, a breeze apparently carried haunting reverberations of the voices of workers he hired to turn … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Magic and Wine, a Bewitching Combination

Wanting to weave an intoxicating spell of enchantment for a noteworthy occasion or to impress a special someone? Nothing whispers romance like the combination of a little wine tasting and magical wizardry held within a historic Hollywood theatre, where the … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Some Velvet Morning… A Museum Dedicated to the Art of Black Velvet

A new temple of eccentric offbeat worship landed in L.A.’s Chinatown last month with the opening of Velveteria, a museum dedicated to the deliciously eclectic art of Black Velvet Painting. Originally established in Portland, Oregon in 2005, where it stayed … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Stop and Smell the Roses- The Floats of the Pasadena Rose Parade

Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the technicolor luminosity of our city. The colors so saturated that it sometimes feels as if this place is a surreal universe. Are we in Oz? Wonderland? Or is this just the fortunate backyard of … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Sad Historic Closures of 2013

It seems that we are always saying the Long Goodbye here in Los Angeles. Things change and our beloved city is in constant evolution. You might not find yourself on a particular street or in a certain neighborhood for a spell … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Walking in a Winter Wonderland- The Ice Kingdom at The Queen Mary

The holidays are officially here. Shiny Christmas bulbs, gingerbread houses and visions of sugar plums dancing in a surrealistic dreamscape. It’s the time to count our blessings and fill our cups with gratitude as we literally and figuratively reboot. Here … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Meet Marty & Elayne! A Video Trip to the Dresden Room

Sometimes in Los Angeles the Santa Ana winds of change blow warm and caressing, taking one’s soul down a haunted memory lane in which the past comes softly knocking. At times like these the best medicine is a stiff drink … Continue reading

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