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Mardi Gras 2020: Where to Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler in LA

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, in the Catholic tradition is your last chance to enjoy all of the foods that are forbidden during the four-week ritual fasting of Lent. It is also your last chance to really kick up your … Continue reading

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FIDM Celebrates the Craft of Motion Picture Costume Design

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Museum in Los Angeles opened an exhibit this week of costumes from films to commemorate the 92nd annual Academy Awards. The collection includes over 100 costumes from more than 30 films. Besides … Continue reading

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: Getting Ready for the Oscars!

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The First Krampus Run Held at Alpine Village was a Swatting Good Time for Both the Naughty and the Nice.

Last Saturday at 5 o’clock the doors to one of the chalets at Alpine Village began disgorging Krampus of all shapes and sizes–horned, furry, blue, black, and white, with glowing eyes, protruding tongues and pointy teeth. And they were not … Continue reading

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The 2019 Krampus Run is Happening at Alpine Village in Torrance Saturday!

UPDATE Saturday 12/07 12:06 PM: The Krampus Run is on. UPDATE 3:45 Friday 12/06/91 Krampus LA will decide by tomorrow at 4 PM whether or not they need to cancel the run due to weather. The Krampus Run, or Krampuslauf, … Continue reading

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: Hollywood Boulevard is so Festive this Time of Year

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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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LA Through a Cracked Lens: Zombie Invasion

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Riveting ‘The Max Factor’ Documentary Makes its Debut at The Hollywood Museum: The Self Same Building in Which the Make-Up Empire Arose

Just as the sheen of the summer of 2019 was beginning to need one more touch up before its final close-up, throngs of actors, musicians, producers, and showbiz folk alike wheeled their previously pale faces into the old Max Factor … Continue reading

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Part Time Punks Night: Gitane Demone Quartet, Shadow Project and Terminal A at the Echoplex

I believe in Goths. Dark, morbid, sexual, frightiningly loud and spooky. I went to the monthly Part Time Punks night at the Echoplex to see Terminal A, the Gitane Demone Quartet and Shadow Project 1334 play. The Echoplex felt like a … Continue reading

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