Category Archives: Offbeat LA

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

Posted in Events, Interviews, Movies, Offbeat LA | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Books, Miscellanious, Offbeat LA | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Food, Miscellanious, Offbeat LA | Tagged , , , , , , , | 51 Comments

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

Posted in Attractions, Events, Miscellanious, Offbeat LA | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Street Style LA Slides into Summer

 

Posted in Fashion, Miscellanious, Offbeat LA, Photo Essays | Leave a comment

New Music, Food and Fun at LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents its third annual Noon to Midnight (N2M) festival in and around Walt Disney Concert Hall this Saturday, June 1st, 2019. N2M is the quintessential LA Phil event, combining uncompromisingly avant garde music with a fun … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Attractions, Cocktails, Beer, Wine & Weed, Events, Food, Miscellanious, Music, Offbeat LA, Theater, Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

Among the Dead with Author Caleb Wilde

  It’s Dias de los Muertos time here in Los Angeles and many other places touched by the goofy-syncretic Catholic paganism we associate with seeing our besties, our daily barrista, and even our bosses en calavera, surrounded by bouquets of … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Interviews, Offbeat LA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Offbeat L.A.: The Madonna Inn – Happiness in San Luis Obispo is a Palace of Kitsch

There have been weavers of magic spells since the dawn of man’s existence; those who spin gold from mere thread, create wonderlands and sprout bouquets of sweet smelling flowers from their imaginations. Some of these magicians may not even consider … Continue reading

Posted in Attractions, Miscellanious, Offbeat LA | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Offbeat L.A.: Surreality and The Salton Sea

The winds, warm and sometimes powerful, seem to whisper secrets as they exhale mighty gusts across the Salton Sea. This really is No Man’s Land. Such a haunted allegory this area does weave: creation, destruction, Mother Nature’s fickle impermanence, hope, loss … Continue reading

Posted in Attractions, Miscellanious, Offbeat LA | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Offbeat L.A.: Just a Few Miles Away- Snow in Los Angeles at Angeles Crest Highway

Southern California winters are very close to perfection. Sure, we grumble when the temperature dips below 65º and try to be happy when the rains come, knowing that to complain of rain during a drought is truly looking a gift horse … Continue reading

Posted in Attractions, Miscellanious, Offbeat LA | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment