Tag Archives: Billy Bennight

The 42nd Occasional Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena: What Did That Look Like?

On November 24th, a glorious Sunday in East Pasadena, folks gathered with high expectations dressed in street clothes and ludicrous costumes. They were waiting in anticipation of the 42nd running of The Pasadena Occasional Doo Dah Parade. The crowd was a … Continue reading

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Patrón’s Día de los Muertos Celebration was Excelente!

When Patrón throws a party you know it’s going to be a party! My first experience with Patron was in Austin Texas for the introduction of their coffee tequila lacquers. Patrón always sets the atmosphere and provided excellent entertainment. The Patron … Continue reading

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Face It: An Evening of Memories with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein

The excitement was palpable at this Live Talks Los Angeles event neat Little Toyko. Lines outside the Aratani Theatre for the snaked through the courtyard, past the steps and onto the sidewalk, in anticipation of seeing Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, co-founders … Continue reading

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‘Monty’s Good Burger’ Opens in Echo Park!

With huge crowds and long lines, Monty’s Good Burger landed its third location in Echo Park last week to service Millennials’ ever-growing desire for excellent and nutritious plant-based food. At the friends and family soft opening of Monty’s a little over … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis: Poolside on Sunday

Sunday at Tiki Oasis was a lazy one. The early afternoon was spent lounging and cruising the marketplace where we sampled another one of Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice’s treats with a shot of rum. I ran into Lee Joseph at … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis 19: Saturday Night Rockin’ and the Tiki-Stardust Party

After a short recharging session, Pete and I met up with his sister, Liz H., at the pool as the early part of the concert had just begun. We grabbed some alcohol and soaked up the atmosphere. The sun was … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis 19 “Catch the New Wave” was the Crown of Creation: Saturday Chicks and Cars

I arrived at the Crowne Plaza Hotel with Tiki Oasis already in full swing on a Saturday afternoon in San Diego. Since Wednesday the party had been in full tilt, and wouldn’t be letting up until Sunday evening. I was … Continue reading

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‘Nothing Cheezy’ is a Maximalist Art-Inspired Pop-Up Popping Up in DTLA

On Tuesday I joined Lowbrow artist Anthony Ausgang, his wife, Dr. Liz Koskenmaki, Liz Trillo and a number of the featured artists at the “Nothing Cheezy” media night preview. The exhibit is an interactive, light-hearted mockery of pop-ups that is … Continue reading

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S.C. Mero Set the ‘Trap’ in DTLA

The art of DTLA artist S.C. Mero, who is known for a prankster’s approach to art combining installation and performance, has been taking place in downtown for some time now. Her artwork appeared earlier this year in the L.A. Art Show varying … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Turnover, a Charming and Heartwarming Comedy about Lovable Misfits

Turnover is a heartwarming comedy starring a cast of zany characters and charming misfits. It all revolves around a restaurant in Southern California owned and operated by Peter (played by Paul Guilfoyle), who is transformed by a series of happenstances … Continue reading

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