Category Archives: Offbeat LA

Offbeat L.A.: There’s a New State Fair in Town- FREE tickets

What a crazy 16 months it has been with the rollercoaster ride of coronavirus and a long void of anything fun in 2020. The blackhole of social distance may have ebbed & flowed, but we need playtime and human stimulation … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Biographies, Real and Imagined

“The Changin’ Times of Ike White” (2019, Kino Lorber) Daniel Vernon‘s documentary plays like a Bizarro World version of “Searching for Sugar Man,” with its focus hinged on the re-discovery of another tragically forgotten musical talent – here, it’s soul … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: That’s Amore- The Oldest Surviving Italian Restaurants & Delis in Los Angeles

Ciao Bella! Welcome to the second installment of my Oldest Surviving Los Angeles Restaurants map series. This one features The Oldest Surviving Italian Restaurants & Delis, including Los Angeles and Orange Counties along with parts of San Bernardino & Riverside … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Break on Through to The Morrison Hotel for L.A.’s 4th Annual Day of the Doors

“Driving down your freeways Midnight alleys roam Cops in cars, the topless bars Never saw a woman so alone…” Perhaps no rock and roll band epitomizes the city of Los Angeles as intuitively and perhaps self-destructively as The Doors, with … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Finding the Spirit- A Queen Mary Christmas

With visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads and the smell of fresh pine, the holidays allow us to hit the pause button, celebrate, and remember to express our goodwill. The season, abuzz with so much activity, can make … Continue reading

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Upcoming Lou Reed Tribute at Beyond Baroque with Warhol Superstar Mary Woronov & the Legendary Angie Bowie

An unquestionable genius, Lou Reed’s importance in rock and roll history, particularly in germinating the earliest seedlings of punk rock, cannot be denied. From the Velvet Underground, through decades of solo work, to his death in 2013, Reed’s brilliance burned … Continue reading

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Cult Filmmaker Al Adamson Doc ‘Blood & Flesh’ Opens in Los Angeles November 1

From the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, director and Hollywood native Al Adamson made genre films – mostly horror, but also science fiction, Westerns, biker pictures, comedies and the occasional hybrid of all of those genres – that due to … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Strange Cures by Rob Zabrecky… A Valley Boy’s Path from Burbank to Silverlake to the Magic Castle

Just over the hill, the San Fernando Valley has long had the not-quite–warranted reputation as the undesired step child of the Los Angeles basin; a necessary existence, but better not seen and not heard. In the early ’80s, in fact, … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: The Oldest Surviving Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles

Four years ago when I compiled The Oldest Surviving Los Angeles Restaurants I had no idea the impact that it would have. I was hoping that it might reach a thousand people and make a difference. But the day it was published … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor 2019- Historically Bewitching

October is upon us. The nights are getting longer, the evening air now has a slight chill, and the supernaturally inclined speak of the thinning of the veil between the physical world and the spiritual one. Yes, of course we … Continue reading

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