Author Archives: Monique A. LeBleu

About Monique A. LeBleu

Monique A. LeBleu is a writer, photographer, videographer, and shameless foodie and wineaux. A love of film history and a background in film production, post-production, and film theory provide unique insights into her movie reviews. As well, a background in technical theater fuels her passion on all-things theater. As a foodie, living in the ever-growing and diverse culinary landscape that is the City of Los Angeles feeds her never-ending pursuit of the perfect comfort food—the world's best Mac n' Cheese!

The ‘LA LGBT Center’ ‘Center South’ in Leimert Park Opens

The grand opening of the’s new location, Center South The Los Angeles LGBT Center, in the Leimert Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles is Saturday, January 11, 2019, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. The Center South will be open to self-guided tours … Continue reading

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Christmas Day L.A. Escape: What’s Open Late

Full of excess holiday cheer or not full enough? Got an empty fridge or just need a wee escape? Here are a few watering holes, places to eat, and other ways to slip away from the excessively festive and hectically … Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Marlowe’ Dominate the Cosmos with ‘School of Night”s ‘Klingon Tamburlaine’

Director Christopher Johnson and The School of Night have brought back their Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019 production of “Klingon Tamburlaine” to the Ruby Theater the Complex Hollywood, playing until Saturday, November 9, 2019. Together, with loads of hand-to-hand combat drama … Continue reading

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‘Refinery29′ Brings Back Popular Pop-up Photo Op ’29Rooms’

Refinery29 returns to Los Angeles with “29Rooms: Expand Your Reality,” opening Friday, November 8, 2019, and continuing until Sunday, November 17, 2019. This popular returning pop-up immersive experience “festival of cause, culture, and creativity” comes to a Beverly Space by HD … Continue reading

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‘Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center’ Brings 25th Annual African American Film Festival and Shorts Showcase

Today through Sunday, October 23 – 27, 2019, the African American Film Market Place & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase Live in Los Angeles. The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) is currently holding its 25th Annual African American … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Pit of Goblins’ Comically Scares Up From Deep Within

The scariest of things is not that which slinks behind walls, lurks in the dark, or hides deep within a dark and ominous pit. It is that which stands before us, in plain sight, and often without giving us the … Continue reading

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Intimate, Intense, Visceral: ‘Nocturnal Fandango’ Brings Interactive Immersive Theatrical Halloween Experience

Non-profit theatre company, Nocturnal Fandango, will bring their long-form, two-hour solo audience experience, “Take Me,” Friday, October 18, 2019, through October 27, 2019, and festival of short-form immersive theatre pieces, “Dr. Rocket’s Twilight Carnival,” Friday, November 15, through Sunday, November 17, … Continue reading

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‘Dia de los Muertos’ 2019 Celebrates Throughout the Southland: Your Guide

The 24th Street Theatre Annual Dia de los Muertos Block Party. (Photo by Cindy Marie Jenkins, courtesy of the 24th Street Theatre) UPDATES: 10-21-19***, 10-19-19**, 10-16-19* All events listed are gathered in the spirit of cultural awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of … Continue reading

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‘San Gabriel Valley Pride’ Returns to Central Park with ‘Stonewall 50!’, Car Show, Entertainment and Food

“San Gabriel Valley Pride: Stonewall 50!” 18th Annual LGBTQ Pride Event and Car Show will present their 18th annual LGBTQ Pride celebration on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from noon to 10 p.m. in Pasadena’s Central Park. What makes the SGVPride … Continue reading

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