Articles in the “arts” category

LA Dodgers Organist Dieter Ruehle Plays Like A Jedi And Might Take Your Requests On Twitter

LA Dodgers Organist Dieter Ruehle Plays Like A Jedi And Might Take Your Requests On Twitter

Dodgers organist Dieter Ruehle plays live, ready to adjust to whatever the game needs. Here's how he does it.

Please Enjoy The Latest Chapter In The LeBron James Mural Saga

Please Enjoy The Latest Chapter In The LeBron James Mural Saga

The last Lakers mural celebrating LeBron's arrival was vandalized. But like a phoenix, a new one rose from the ashes.

Comic-Con Cosplay Tips From The Woman Behind The 'Black Panther' Costumes

Comic-Con Cosplay Tips From The Woman Behind The 'Black Panther' Costumes

Ruth Carter's advice for cosplayers: Skip Jo-Ann Fabrics and head to downtown L.A.

How The Hotel Figueroa Went From YWCA Haven To Hipster Hangout

How The Hotel Figueroa Went From YWCA Haven To Hipster Hangout

Built in 1926, the recently renovated downtown hotel was the largest project of its kind to be financed, owned and operated entirely by women.

How Improv And Arnold Schwarzenegger Got Bill Hader Into Acting

How Improv And Arnold Schwarzenegger Got Bill Hader Into Acting

In "Barry," Hader's an assassin who doesn't find his career totally satisfying, then stumbles into being an actor. The real Hader had a similar accidental entry into acting.

13 Reasons To Be Hyped About Comic-Con

13 Reasons To Be Hyped About Comic-Con

From Deadpool to Dr. Horrible, Wonder Woman to 2001, it's all happening at Comic-Con. Here's everything you need to know.

Meet The Patron Saint Of LA You've Never Heard Of

Meet The Patron Saint Of LA You've Never Heard Of

Can you name the city's patron saint? Are you the person who recently left her a pink orchid and lit two candles?

Listen To Bhi Bhiman & Gaby Moreno's New Songs About Immigrants At The Border In 2018

Listen To Bhi Bhiman & Gaby Moreno's New Songs About Immigrants At The Border In 2018

The two singer-songwriters are taking on immigrant perspectives to show the realities -- and horrors -- facing newcomers to America.

Is Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?' The Satire We Need Right Now?

Is Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?' The Satire We Need Right Now?

We asked a Funny Or Die exec to tell us whether or not what Cohen's doing is successful.

Naia Izumi Went From LA Busking To Winning NPR's Tiny Desk Contest

Naia Izumi Went From LA Busking To Winning NPR's Tiny Desk Contest

He was barely eking out a living busking on the streets of L.A. His next stop could be the Greek.

An Alcoholic Quadriplegic Cartoonist: John Callahan's Life Story Was One Big Red Flag To Movie Studios

An Alcoholic Quadriplegic Cartoonist: John Callahan's Life Story Was One Big Red Flag To Movie Studios

It took Gus Van Sant more than 20 years to get a movie about Callahan's life made. He told us how each roadblock led to the movie, now in theaters.

Bomb Scare At Fousey's Greek Theatre Concert Was The Third Evacuation In A Week At Griffith Park

Bomb Scare At Fousey's Greek Theatre Concert Was The Third Evacuation In A Week At Griffith Park

There were evacuations at Griffith Park Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.

19 Of The Coolest Things To Do In Southern California This Week

19 Of The Coolest Things To Do In Southern California This Week

From goat yoga and an Anthony Bourdain tribute to the history of 3D in art and all-you-can eat tacos, welcome to Southern California.

Boots Riley Gets Real About America's Problems With 'Sorry To Bother You's' Magical Realism

Boots Riley Gets Real About America's Problems With 'Sorry To Bother You's' Magical Realism

We get painted a picture of how the world works. But there's somebody painting the world for us.

Mazel Tov! The Getty Lands A 700-Year-Old Torah

Mazel Tov! The Getty Lands A 700-Year-Old Torah

It's from 1296, it's beautiful, and it's one of the most important Hebrew Bibles in existence.

In The World Cup Final, LA's French And Croatian Communities See A Chance For A Repeat, Or Revenge

In The World Cup Final, LA's French And Croatian Communities See A Chance For A Repeat, Or Revenge

The France vs. Croatia match on Sunday will be a grudge match with a 20-year history.

Armenian Music From LA Rocks (In A Folky Way) The Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Armenian Music From LA Rocks (In A Folky Way) The Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Members of L.A.'s own Armenian community made their way east.

8 Ways To Harry Potter Your Summer At Universal (Including Butterbeer Ice Cream)

8 Ways To Harry Potter Your Summer At Universal (Including Butterbeer Ice Cream)

We went to check out their newest touches for the summer -- here's what's new and everything else Harry Potter you need to see.

Emmys Nominations 2018: What We Learned From Reading Everyone Else's Emmys Articles

Emmys Nominations 2018: What We Learned From Reading Everyone Else's Emmys Articles

We've digested and processed so much coverage. Here's what you need to know.

27 Fabulous Events Happening This Weekend In Southern California

27 Fabulous Events Happening This Weekend In Southern California

From a Greek festival and party for the Colorado Bridge to a screening of "Coco" under the stars and an artwalk in South Gate this weekend boasts tons of outdoor events -- and cooler temperatures. Plus, it's National Ice Cream Day.

'Bitter Melon' Thrills By Showing Filipino-Americans Not Sweeping Things Under The Rug

'Bitter Melon' Thrills By Showing Filipino-Americans Not Sweeping Things Under The Rug

Like many Asian immigrant communities, Filipino-American families tend to avoid talking about things like domestic violence and abuse. When the characters in "Bitter Melon" do the opposite, it's cathartic.

Video Lunch: Donald Glover Drops Childish Gambino Summer Vibes

Video Lunch: Donald Glover Drops Childish Gambino Summer Vibes

He's got two new songs -- including one talking about our hot, running-out-of-water future.

Former Teen YouTuber Bo Burnham Makes A Movie About The Teen YouTubers No One Watches

Former Teen YouTuber Bo Burnham Makes A Movie About The Teen YouTubers No One Watches

Bo Burnham made his name as a rapping YouTube star, but now he's turning his camera on YouTubers who no one watches.

Warner Bros. Plans To Take Over LA's Skies (With A Hollywood Sign Sky Tram)

Warner Bros. Plans To Take Over LA's Skies (With A Hollywood Sign Sky Tram)

They want to build an aerial tram, dubbed "the Hollywood Skyway," from their Burbank headquarters up to the Hollywood sign.

Are You Ready For The Gay King Of Bro-Country, Sam Buck?

Are You Ready For The Gay King Of Bro-Country, Sam Buck?

The singer-songwriter combines '90s Shania with personal stories of queer identity. By day, he makes his living cleaning houses.

Why There's So Much Love For 'Gawjuss Gay Icon' Tab Hunter

Why There's So Much Love For 'Gawjuss Gay Icon' Tab Hunter

He was one of the biggest heartthrobs of the 1950s -- and spoke openly about his sexuality in his 2005 memoir. He passed away unexpectedly last night.

19 Of The Best Events Happening In Southern California This Week

19 Of The Best Events Happening In Southern California This Week

The summer heat isn't stopping us from great outdoor concerts and activities. If dark clubs are more your thing, we've also got you covered.

Tessa Thompson Says 'Sorry To Bother You' Stripped The Nudity To Avoid Male Gaze

Tessa Thompson Says 'Sorry To Bother You' Stripped The Nudity To Avoid Male Gaze

Tessa Thompson says "Sorry To Bother You" is "a little weird pretty baby that I was so excited to be a part of." Read what she told us about this weird baby, her sexuality, and more.

11 Podcasts You Should Binge Listen Right Now

11 Podcasts You Should Binge Listen Right Now

Our podcast passionate On Demand team demands you enjoy their snappy recommendations.

You're Already Inside. You Might As Well Watch The '70s Disaster Film 'Heatwave!'

You're Already Inside. You Might As Well Watch The '70s Disaster Film 'Heatwave!'

Props to the makeup team, who kept all the actors looking miserable and glistening.

Now The Story Of 'Pageant Of The Masters': From Laguna Beach Sideshow To 'Arrested Development'

Now The Story Of 'Pageant Of The Masters': From Laguna Beach Sideshow To 'Arrested Development'

For art lovers craving something out of the box, there's a show this summer with your name on it.

The Future Is Female For Young Classical Musicians Of Color In LA

The Future Is Female For Young Classical Musicians Of Color In LA

The message is fortissimo and clear: representation and 'role-modeling' matter.

2 Street Art Exhibitions Want To Spray-Paint Chinatown Red

2 Street Art Exhibitions Want To Spray-Paint Chinatown Red

Street art's getting the gallery treatment in Chinatown. Just don't tag the buildings with these exhibitions in them.

The 22 Coolest Events For Your Hot, Hot, Hot Southern California Weekend

The 22 Coolest Events For Your Hot, Hot, Hot Southern California Weekend

You could be spending your Southern California weekend at a "Hamilton" sing-along, a Night Train dance party, a nighttime bat walk or a mac and cheese beerfest -- to name just a few options.

How Sarah Silverman Turned Her Trump Fears Into a Show About Love

How Sarah Silverman Turned Her Trump Fears Into a Show About Love

With "I Love You, America," Silverman's trying to bridge a divided country through comedy in a "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" for adults.

Anime Expo 2018: Everything You Need To Know About AX And Its 100,000 Fans Heading To DTLA

Anime Expo 2018: Everything You Need To Know About AX And Its 100,000 Fans Heading To DTLA

Get ready for your power levels to go over 9,000. Time to make speed lines to the L.A. Convention Center.

Stare In Wonder At 18 New Long Beach Murals

Stare In Wonder At 18 New Long Beach Murals

Long Beach just held its annual Pow! Wow! mural festival, and we've got photos of some of the breathtaking creations left behind.

An Empty Classroom In Long Beach Is Now An In-Demand Art Studio

An Empty Classroom In Long Beach Is Now An In-Demand Art Studio

There's nothing quite like negative space to prod the imagination.

What Jessica Chastain Wants In Friends And Acting Roles: Women Who Refuse To Behave

What Jessica Chastain Wants In Friends And Acting Roles: Women Who Refuse To Behave

"By being quiet about inequalities that are happening around you, you are being actively discriminatory." See everything Jessica Chastain has to say.

Barbie Wants To Build You A Robot

Barbie Wants To Build You A Robot

Her new Dreamhouse is maybe Caltech? The ageless doll of El Segundo just started a new career in robotics engineering.

How California Stole 2 TV Shows From New York And Atlanta

How California Stole 2 TV Shows From New York And Atlanta

Hint: tax incentives. The program was recently extended for another five years.

17 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

17 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

You're a firecracker. So get out there and do the things.

The Walkman Waketh: 3 Songs To Start Your Day

The Walkman Waketh: 3 Songs To Start Your Day

Happy birthday to a revolutionary rectangle.

Come Listen To Music At The Observatory That Discovered The Universe

Come Listen To Music At The Observatory That Discovered The Universe

Check out 'Sunday Concerts at the Dome' at the century-old Mount Wilson Observatory.

Reply All Is The Greatest Podcast Ever And I've Got The Receipts (List Of Best Episodes) To Prove It

Reply All Is The Greatest Podcast Ever And I've Got The Receipts (List Of Best Episodes) To Prove It

"Reply All" is a show about the internet that is actually about the human condition. It is perfect. The podcast is perfect. Here are all the episodes that you should go listen to as soon as possible.

What's Cheech Doing With The $9.7 Million California Gave Him?

What's Cheech Doing With The $9.7 Million California Gave Him?

Cheech will always be known for turning stoner comedy into (ahem) high art with partner Tommy Chong, but he's about to set a serious fine art footprint down.

Imagine Dragons' Mormon Lead Singer Made A Documentary About LGBTQ Believers

Imagine Dragons' Mormon Lead Singer Made A Documentary About LGBTQ Believers

The singer is questioning the church's stances on LGBTQ issues in the new HBO documentary "Believer."

Fans Mourn Sci-Fi Legend Harlan Ellison

Fans Mourn Sci-Fi Legend Harlan Ellison

He wrote numerous acclaimed short stories, teleplays, and novels, and was widely acknowledged as cantankerous but a genius.

British Actress Says LA Isn't A Theater Town - As She Stars In A Show Here In LA

British Actress Says LA Isn't A Theater Town - As She Stars In A Show Here In LA

Lesley Manville is more in demand than ever — but her loyalty remains to the stage

Michael Jackson's Dad Joe Jackson Died And People Are Conflicted

Michael Jackson's Dad Joe Jackson Died And People Are Conflicted

He allegedly abused his children on their way to international superstardom.

How 4 Teen Photographers Got Their Images Into The Getty

How 4 Teen Photographers Got Their Images Into The Getty

Remember these names because you'll be hearing them again.

Natalie Portman Made A Documentary About Cow Mucus, Swine Feces And Other Reasons You Shouldn't Eat Meat

Natalie Portman Made A Documentary About Cow Mucus, Swine Feces And Other Reasons You Shouldn't Eat Meat

Portman said she read the book her new movie "Eating Animals" is based on and it made her a vegan.

This Architect Designed LA City Hall -- And Most Of DTLA's Other Famous Buildings

This Architect Designed LA City Hall -- And Most Of DTLA's Other Famous Buildings

Ever been to City Hall, Union Station, or the USC campus? Say thanks to John Parkinson, the architect behind more than 50 buildings in downtown L.A.

Hannah Gadsby Quits Comedy But Stays Super Funny

Hannah Gadsby Quits Comedy But Stays Super Funny

Despite the Aussie comedian's threat (or is it a promise?), she's sharing her story — and her shame — in a Netflix special that's wowing audiences.

How LA Started Watching Movies In Hollywood Forever Cemetery

How LA Started Watching Movies In Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Summertime in Los Angeles means beach days, ditching work early on Fridays (if you're lucky), wildfires — and Cinespia, which hosts outdoor movie screenings among the graves and crypts of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The LA Theater Program Launching Careers For Young Actors With Autism

The LA Theater Program Launching Careers For Young Actors With Autism

"I think that people with autism are the most extraordinary, sensitive, kind, wonderful human beings I've ever had the privilege to know." - Elaine Hall, founder of The Miracle Project

18 Fabulous Things To Do This Week In Southern California

18 Fabulous Things To Do This Week In Southern California

Feel like staying out late on a school night? We found an Abba singalong, Janelle Monáe at the Greek, a late-night party at The Autry and a film about punk pioneers The Slits. The Paley Center takes on CNN's latest series and the start of TV's golden age, long before "peak TV" wasn't even a thing.

Let's All Cry About How Nice Mr. Rogers Was In New Doc 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'

Let's All Cry About How Nice Mr. Rogers Was In New Doc 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'

When "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" premiered 50 years ago with simple sets, some old puppets, and an unassuming host, there was no reason to expect the show would last. But Fred Rogers hosted the legendary kids show for 31 seasons.

She's A Young LA Jazz Musician Who's Going Places (Carnegie Hall, To Be Exact)

She's A Young LA Jazz Musician Who's Going Places (Carnegie Hall, To Be Exact)

In a male-dominated jazz world, this deeply accomplished young woman is making her mark — coast to coast.

Answers To Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

Answers To Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

Earlier this week, to celebrate the relaunch and revival of LAist, we brought you puzzlemaster Zach Sherwin's "LA To The Core" brainteaser. The answers in this little game were all two-word phrases with "LA" in the middle and they were all designed to test how much you know about Los Angeles. 

This Paleontologist Inspired 'Jurassic Park's' Original Hero

This Paleontologist Inspired 'Jurassic Park's' Original Hero

Paleontologist Jack Horner has been a scientific advisor on every "Jurassic Park" movie, from the 1993 original to 2018's "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."

23 Of The Best Things To Do This Weekend In Southern California

23 Of The Best Things To Do This Weekend In Southern California

This weekend, you can celebrate some of the longest days of the year in the Southern California sun — from Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena and CicLAvia in the Valley to a mass meditation in an open field and a massive bounce house.

I Went To A Secret, Silent 'PLAY' In DTLA And It Was Kind Of Amazing

I Went To A Secret, Silent 'PLAY' In DTLA And It Was Kind Of Amazing

At PLAY, you can paint on a wall. You can type out a story on an old typewriter. You can put on makeup, or put it on someone else; throw on a costume and pose for a photo, collapse in a room filled with hundreds of stuffed animals, or challenge some stranger to a game of Twister.

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. First Stop: Cerritos

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. First Stop: Cerritos

Cerritos is home to the third largest Asian community in L.A. County. Out of the 50,000 people who live there today, more than 6 in 10 identify as Asian.

Morning Music That's Good For Your Soul(stice)

Morning Music That's Good For Your Soul(stice)

Please enjoy these pool-ready anti-jams.

Why LA's Latino International Film Festival Is Finally Back

Why LA's Latino International Film Festival Is Finally Back

After a five-year hiatus, LALIFF returns to the TCL Chinese Theatre June 20-24. Don't miss your change to miss out on the next Cuarón, Iñárritu, or del Toro.

Tom Hanks Tells Us About His LA Stage Debut With Shakespeare For Vets

Tom Hanks Tells Us About His LA Stage Debut With Shakespeare For Vets

Tom Hanks makes his L.A. stage debut as Sir John Falstaff in "Henry IV," presented by The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles at The Japanese Garden on the VA Campus.

Your Breakfast Sing-A-Long With The Sherman Brothers

Your Breakfast Sing-A-Long With The Sherman Brothers

On the menu: swinging Parisian cats, London's enchanted chimneys and the bold interiors of 1960s California ranch life.

This Woman's Been Covering LA In Epic Balloon Creations

This Woman's Been Covering LA In Epic Balloon Creations

If you live in Los Angeles, you might not have heard of Geronimo Balloons, but you probably recognize their work — like the thousands of multicolored balloons that once covered the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic in Silver Lake, or that colorful sprouting on the side of the Broad.

A List Of Your Favorite Podcasters' Favorite Podcast

A List Of Your Favorite Podcasters' Favorite Podcast

We asked the hosts of West Wing Weekly, Dinner Party Download, Reply All, and more which podcasts light their ears up. Get it straight from the podcaster's microphone.

Try Your Hand At Solving Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

Try Your Hand At Solving Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

To celebrate LAist's return, our in-house puzzlemaster created a quiz that tests just how much of an Angeleno you really are.

Seth MacFarlane Likes Us, He Really Likes Us!

Seth MacFarlane Likes Us, He Really Likes Us!

Actor/writer/everythinger Seth MacFarlane tweeted this weekend about how upset he was with Fox News's Tucker Carlson criticizing all non-Fox News media. Now he's followed that up by making a large donation to NPR and, um, us.

8 Spots In LA To Watch The World Cup In All Of Its Glory

8 Spots In LA To Watch The World Cup In All Of Its Glory

The U.S. might be out of the World Cup this year, but that doesn't mean people aren't watching. Here are some of the best places to keep up with the games this year.

9 Museums In LA You Probably Haven't Been To Yet

9 Museums In LA You Probably Haven't Been To Yet

Here are some museum gems that don't always grab headlines, but are still waiting to blow your mind.

TFW You Relaunch A Website And You Hope Someone Notices

TFW You Relaunch A Website And You Hope Someone Notices

This was almost a playlist of Julie Andrews and The Kinks. Maybe tomorrow.

18 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

18 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

Working for the weekend? Here's how you can spend your time this week, from comedy with The Bajillionaires to a salon night at Hauser & Wirth. Other options include a Kate Bush dance party, an evening with David Lynch and...

'RBG' Follows Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Lifetime Of Squashing Sexism

'RBG' Follows Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Lifetime Of Squashing Sexism

From D.C. to L.A., Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a feminist pop culture icon. Documentary RBG tells her story as that of a real life superhero.

Dodgers Lose To Astros In Game 7 And Everything Hurts Right Now

Dodgers Lose To Astros In Game 7 And Everything Hurts Right Now

A bad end to a (mostly) great World Series.

Yasiel Puig's Home Burglarized On Night Of Game 7

Yasiel Puig's Home Burglarized On Night Of Game 7

As if Wednesday wasn’t going bad enough for him already.

The Artists Behind The Griffith Park Teahouse Have A New Installation In Fire-Charred La Tuna Canyon

The Artists Behind The Griffith Park Teahouse Have A New Installation In Fire-Charred La Tuna Canyon

Trees burned in the La Tuna Canyon fire will be revived with streaks of shimmering gold.

Brett Ratner Leaves Warner Bros. Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Brett Ratner Leaves Warner Bros. Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

"I don't want to have any possible negative impact to the studio until these personal issues are resolved," Ratner told the Hollywood Reporter.

Dodgers' Rich Hill Stalled On Mound To Let Fans Boo Astros' Yuli Gurriel

Dodgers' Rich Hill Stalled On Mound To Let Fans Boo Astros' Yuli Gurriel

Many called for the immediate suspension of Gurriel after he used a racist slur and gesture to mock Dodger Yu Darvish.

Photos: The Costumed Madness Of West Hollywood's Halloween Carnaval

Photos: The Costumed Madness Of West Hollywood's Halloween Carnaval

Take a look at more than 80 of our favorite costumes from the annual celebration.

Your Ultimate Guide To November: 20 Cool Events Happening In Los Angelesvideo

Your Ultimate Guide To November: 20 Cool Events Happening In Los Angeles

We're here to help plan your November social calendar.

Here's What's Coming To All The Streaming Platforms In November

Here's What's Coming To All The Streaming Platforms In November

November's streaming options from Hulu, Amazon, Netflix and HBO are something to be thankful for.

Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones To Star In 2019 'Lion King' Remake

Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones To Star In 2019 'Lion King' Remake

The star-studded cast also features Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver and Seth Rogen.

Five Tips On Capturing Glorious Selfies At The 'Infinity Mirrors' Exhibit

Five Tips On Capturing Glorious Selfies At The 'Infinity Mirrors' Exhibit

Some minor adjustments can add new life to your selfie-game.

The Wildest Stories Behind L.A.'s Haunted Hayride

The Wildest Stories Behind L.A.'s Haunted Hayride

The attraction is the creation of Melissa Carbone, who pitched her company on 'Shark Tank'.

Netflix Suspends Production On 'House Of Cards' Season 6 'Until Further Notice'

Netflix Suspends Production On 'House Of Cards' Season 6 'Until Further Notice'

Production on the sixth season began earlier this month.

No Halloween Masks Allowed Tonight At Dodger Stadium Because A Must-Win Game 6 Is Scary Enough (Also, Security Concerns)

No Halloween Masks Allowed Tonight At Dodger Stadium Because A Must-Win Game 6 Is Scary Enough (Also, Security Concerns)

Seriously, leave your baseball bats, brooms and "weapons of any kind" at home, too.

Andy Dick Fired From Indie Film Over Alleged Sexual Harassment On Set

Andy Dick Fired From Indie Film Over Alleged Sexual Harassment On Set

"I don't grope people anymore," Dick told the Hollywood Reporter on Monday.

Dodgers, Astros Pitchers Say 'Slick' Baseballs May Be Behind Insane Number Of World Series Home Runs

Dodgers, Astros Pitchers Say 'Slick' Baseballs May Be Behind Insane Number Of World Series Home Runs

In five games, both teams have combined for the most home runs hit in the World Series.

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