Category Archives: Miscellanious

A Generous Helping of ‘Lunch,’ Served at The Nuart this Friday and Saturday

Lydia Lunch (Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 1980 solo debut “Queen of Siam) comes to Los Angeles direct from her home in New York, where The Wrinkle Room & Moroccan Lounge will present An Evening of Spoken Word & Music … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis is Now A Town and Country Affair in San Diego

  San Diego will be a not-so-quiet village as Tiki Oasis celebrates 20 years of all-things-tiki this week, from Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, August 1, 2021. Billed as the “largest Tiki event in the world,” this year will be … Continue reading

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Dio Cancer Fund To Celebrate Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday With Virtual Fundraiser

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was established to honor one of the top heavy metal rock vocalists of all time. He tragically lost his fight with stomach cancer on May 16, 2010. On Saturday, July … Continue reading

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Queer Communion: Ron Athey – A Richly Transgressive Career on View at The ICA LA

A retrospective look at the fascinating and prolific career of LA-based performance artist Ron Athey through film & videos, writings, portraits, props, costumes, photographs and more! Curated by USC Roski School of Art and Design’s Amelia Jones, taking place at … Continue reading

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Ska Boom! The Lively Origins of American Ska

“Ska Boom! An American Ska & Reggae Oral History” is a great new book from Marc Wasserman, ska enthusiast and bassist/lyricist of the first NJ ska band, Bigger Thomas. His heartfelt introduction and Stephen Shafer’s excellent opening history of ska … Continue reading

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Help Save LA’s Last Chili Bowl-Shaped Restaurant

Businesses shaped like cameras, tamales, coffee pots, a stockinged leg, animals, hats, and more emerged in the 1920s through the 1940s as a quintessentially Los Angeles art form, with a novel charm that attracted customers and gawkers alike. Sadly, most … Continue reading

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The Ford Amphitheatre Comes Alive

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre is a wonderful, intimate, 1,200 seat outdoor venue located in the Hollywood Hills. Founded in 1920, the Ford stage has been graced legends from all corners of the performing arts–from the Ramones to Pharoah Sanders … Continue reading

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12 Fun Things to Eat & Do This Memorial Day Weekend

Angelenos are emerging from their Covid-induced cocoons and Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. Whether you’d like to marvel at nature, try a new food pop-up,  listen to live music, or savor vegan Mexican dishes or some BBQ, we have … Continue reading

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POP to Stage Bizet’s Don Procopio

Following the success of last month’s Trouble in Tahiti, the Pacific Opera Project is returning to Heritage Square Park the weekend of June 4-6. The company will be staging the first known west coast production of Don Procopio, an comic … Continue reading

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Get Professionally Photographed with Your Dog at ‘Tattoos & Rescues’ Fundraiser

Would you like a professional photograph with your rescue pet? For just a $20 donation, you and your beloved canine can have a beautiful photo taken while benefiting Long Beach Animal Care Services! The fundraiser, called ‘Tattoos & Rescues,’ takes place this … Continue reading

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