Tag Archives: Offbeat LA

Offbeat L.A.: Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam- A Surreal Easter Passion Play at Vasquez Rocks

No matter what your spiritual leanings, you have to admit that some of the pomp and circumstance that goes into celebrating religious holidays is quite magical. Whether gussied up for the masses or stripped down to the bare essentials, belief … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Artist Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics! The Master of Low Brow Questions Sophistication at Barnsdall Park

The Los Angeles art scene has historically been cast in shadow. Although brilliance, ingenuity and boundary bashing social commentary has blossomed on our coast for many decades, we’ve always been the barely recognized character actor to New York City’s glitzy … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Fresh Squeezed- Orange Picking at Heritage Park in La Verne

It’s hard to believe, but it wasn’t too long ago that if you headed East out of Los Angeles, beautifully vibrant orange groves stretched as far as the eye could see. Even before we were known for our movie production, … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Barnyard Love- Animal Acres at Farm Sanctuary in Acton

Hanging out with animals can be the greatest confidence builder, ego check and source of unconditional love. If everyone in the world would regularly make a habit of spending quality time with animals we might have a lot more happier … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Kitsch & Schnitzel- The Alpine Village in Torrance

Got a craving for sausages, schnitzel, potato pancakes or a giant pretzel? How about an extra large side of kitsch served up with that schnitzel? A short trip down to Alpine Village, just off the 110 freeway in Torrance, should … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Some Like it Hot- The Sriracha Factory Tour in Irwindale

Sriracha, the bright red sauce that delivers the fiery, garlicky, yet somewhat sweet kick has finally seemed to find its well deserved place in the land of foodie sunshine. Many do not realize that this pungent condiment, in the clear … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: It’s Not About the Food – Kitschy Cool & Retro Local Theme Restaurants

Have you got a special occasion meal coming up that doesn’t necessarily call for elegance, but rather calls for celebration and fun? Are you looking for some out-of-the-ordinary, old school places with genuine character for a joyous get together?  If … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Straight Out of David Lynch- The Surreal Lounge Act of Jimmy Angel

In our city fact and fiction blend seamlessly. Really what is the difference between legend, myth and the hard facts of reality? Like beauty, it is often in the eye of the beholder. In Los Angeles we know this too … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Like Totally Rad- The San Fernando Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth

“On Ventura, there she goes She just bought some bitchin’ clothes Tosses her head and flips her hair… Valley Girl, She’s a Valley Girl”- (1982) Frank Zappa The San Fernando Valley, or just the Valley for short, really came into … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: A Loving Goodbye to Marionette Master Bob Baker

Los Angeles sadly lost an offbeat legend today, Friday November 28th. Bob Baker, the magical maestro of the oldest puppet theater in the United States, passed away at age 90. Baker had been in hospice recently, so the news was … Continue reading

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