Tag Archives: Offbeat LA

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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Offbeat L.A.: Fall is in the Air- Apple Picking in Oak Glen

Those on the other coast like to tell us we don’t have seasons here in Southern California. They romanticize images of red and golden leaves, bright orange pumpkins on the vine and the sudden nippiness of the weather after a humid summer. … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Event: Sign Geeks- Vintage Neon Photography Exhibit

Lovers of vintage signage, road trips, artful photography and the eclectic are sure to get some visual satisfaction out of a new photo exhibit opening Saturday July 12th in Pomona. Sign Geeks Vintage Neon Photography Exhibit features 40 different shutterbugs from … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Get Your Kicks! The Route 66 exhibit at the Autry Museum

  “If you ever plan to motor west Travel my way, Take the highway that’s the best Get your kicks on Route 66 It winds from Chicago to LA More than two thousand miles all the way, Get your kicks … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: It’s Time to Roller Boogie – Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale

I have always found something synonymous about roller skating and Southern California. Maybe it’s because so much of the last big skating trend of the late ’70’s to early ’80’s was immortalized on film & TV taking place here. Maybe … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Sunken City- 20th Century Ruins in San Pedro

Ghosts of a former hillside housing community that slid into the sparkling Pacific way back in 1929 still haunt the sunny cliffs of San Pedro. Now known as Sunken City, the broken foundations and shards of concrete have been covered and … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Harry Perry- The Guitar Playing, Rollerskating, Turban Wearing Kosmic Krusader of Venice Beach

This April marked the 40th anniversary that Harry Perry, the legendary Kama Kosmic Krusader has been performing his lovingly bizarre feedback-filled songs to tourists and locals alike on the Venice Boardwalk. At first mention of his name, many scratch their … Continue reading

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