Category Archives: Attractions

Despite the Pandemic, Esotouric Still Brings Cultural Vitality to Los Angeles

  Esotouric has escorted lovers of Los Angeles history on off-the-beaten-path sightseeing tours since 2007. Focusing on such topics as Charles Bukowski, the Black Dahlia, and other true crime stories, the crime novelists that inspired film noir, sundry grifters, underappreciated … Continue reading

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Where Mardi Gras is 365

Mardi Gras World, located in New Orleans and opened in 1984 to the public, is a 300,000 square foot “working” warehouse where Kern Studios has made floats for the Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans since 1947. The enormous warehouse … Continue reading

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Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Lunar New Year!

Lunar New Year celebrations in L.A.’s Chinatown usually last for three days, but the Lunar New Year this year runs from today, February 12, 2021 to February 26, 2021. Chinese New Year, Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, celebrates the new … Continue reading

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The HOLLYBOOB Sign

Six people, including former Instagram model Julia Rose and YouTuber Jack Tenney, were arrested on Monday for attempting to change the Hollywood sign to say HOLLYBOOB. The group used tarps and the sign wasn’t damaged, so it technically wasn’t vandalism. Rose … Continue reading

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A Skeptic’s Review of Ghost Adventures: Cecil Hotel

Ghost Adventures: Cecil Hotel with Zac Bagans is one of the heavily promoted new shows hoping to lure you to the new streaming service, Discovery +. I chose to get the 2-week free trial because Scott Michaels, friend of the … Continue reading

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Wonderland: A Magical Drive-Thru Experience You Can Visit Through December 30

In a year like 2020, the more cheer and sparkle we can summon, the better. Want to see close to one million lights in one evening? Then visit WonderLAnd, a drive-thru holiday experience in Woodland Hills. Come drive through gorgeous … Continue reading

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Holiday Drive-thrus to Amaze and Delight

Christmas will look very different this year, but the holiday spirit lives on! Isn’t that what practically every Holiday Special is about? Enjoy the season safely with these festive drive-throughs. To remain safe, guests must remain in their vehicle at … Continue reading

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Watch Self Help Graphics’ Virtual Dia de los Muertos

Self Help Graphics pioneered Dia de los Muertos celebrations in Los Angeles, and has always been the most community-oriented. There are bigger and more elaborate celebrations, like Olvera Street and Hollywood Forever Cemetery, but to me, the artist-run Self Help has … Continue reading

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Bob Baker’s Covid-Safe Halloween Extravaganza

This year, in partnership with PlayhouseLive, Bob Baker is bringing a beloved Halloween tradition right into your home. You can stream the annual SpOoKtAcUlAr puppet show starring perennial favorites like the Purple People Eater, Dracula, and the Invisible Man, at any … Continue reading

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Fright Farms and Not So Spooky Farm

DEED Entertainment, whose founders were involved in the cool experientials at Coachella, have created two exciting drive-through experiences for Halloween! Located in SilverLakes Park in Norco, Fright Farms and Not So Spooky will open Monday, October 26th, and run through November 29th, … Continue reading

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