Category Archives: Events

Here’s How to Enjoy an At-Home Tequila & Cocktail Tasting This Friday

Canned cocktails have come a long way. Formerly made with cheap booze, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring — and an apparent lack of shame — companies like San Diego’s Cutwater Spirits now make award-winning canned drinks with their own high-end … Continue reading

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10 Great dineL.A. Restaurant Week Deals to Enjoy Through March 14

dineL.A. is back! This two-week event featuring well-priced prix-fixe meals from more than 250 Los Angeles restaurants was postponed from January, as restaurant patios were then closed. Now, savor special outdoor dining or takeout meals while supporting our local restaurants … Continue reading

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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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Ellen Reid’s SOUNDWALK at Griffith Park Now Through 2023

Ellen Reid is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer whose opera p r i s m was performed here in 2018  at Redcat to great reception.  We can now enjoy another of her works, pandemic-style, with SOUNDWALK. SOUNDWALK is enjoyed via a free app … 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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The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is a masterclass organization named after the Miskatonic University in H.P. Lovecraft’s stories (first appearing in “Herbert West – Reanimator”). Mostly run by volunteers, the classes are created and taught by writers, scholars, directors, … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being: a Modern-day Classic in Review

Photo by Laurel Haberman for the Los Angeles Beat As I revisited the rarely screened 1988 drama “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” flashes of the film I had seen only once came back to me, in a montage of stunning, … Continue reading

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Baba the History Cat Presents: Eight Great Cats in American Political History

Hi folks! I know the election is coming and the situation is tense, but don’t think we cats aren’t just as interested in the political future country as you. In fact, we have a long history in American politics, and … Continue reading

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2020 LA Times Festival of Books: Week 2 Preview

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020 Marlon James, Author of “Black Leopard Red Wolf”, Winner of the Inaugural Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, in Conversation with Tananarive Due 6:00pm “Marlon James, winner of the inaugural 2019 L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize … Continue reading

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2020 LA Times Festival of Books: Week 1 Review

Happy Monday Beat Fam. We hope you had a great time last week participating in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Let us know your thoughts on your event(s) in the comments below! Keep an eye out later today … Continue reading

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