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Fabulous In-Person And Online Events This Weekend: July 10 -12

Fabulous In-Person And Online Events This Weekend: July 10 -12

Get your pop art fix. Catch Atom Egoyan's latest movies, a thriller. Attend a virtual ball with the LGBTQ+ community. Learn how to dance in the Bollywood tradition. Listen to John Sayles read from his new book. Indulge in one of the burger's many variations.

Fabulous Online And IRL Events This Week In SoCal: July 6 - 9

Fabulous Online And IRL Events This Week In SoCal: July 6 - 9

Hold the bug spray! Summer camp activities move online. The Academy presents a family-friendly animation panel. Writer Colson Whitehead sits down for a chat.

IRL And Online Events This 4th Of July Weekend

IRL And Online Events This 4th Of July Weekend

With fireworks shows cancelled, beaches shut down and bars closed, you might think the holiday weekend's sizzle has fizzled. Not entirely.

Awesome Online And IRL Events This Week: June 29 - July 2

Awesome Online And IRL Events This Week: June 29 - July 2

Catch a drive-in flick or a drive-in concert. Check out a panel discussion on "artivism." Scratch your true crime itch with two new Golden State Killer releases. Dive into the world of Cantopop star Denise Ho.

Splash Mountain's Replacing Its Racist Heritage With A Black Disney Princess

Splash Mountain's Replacing Its Racist Heritage With A Black Disney Princess

Is it time to say "so long" to "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"?

This Weekend's Best IRL And Online Events: June 26 - 28

This Weekend's Best IRL And Online Events: June 26 - 28

Watch Indian indie films. Soak up all the music at Questlove's annual Roots Picnic. Sip a martini in old school style at Musso & Frank.

Disney Staff Unhappy About Happiest Place on Earth

Disney Staff Unhappy About Happiest Place on Earth

Unions that represent some 17,000 Disneyland employees have written to Gov. Gavin Newsom expressing their concerns, saying the state should not give Disney approval to reopen its Anaheim parks, hotels and outdoor mall.

LACMA To Reopen In July, Thanks To A $6.7M PPP Loan

LACMA To Reopen In July, Thanks To A $6.7M PPP Loan

The pandemic has forced some leading cultural institutions -- such as the Center Theatre Group and the Los Angeles Philharmonic -- to cancel entire seasons and lay off or furlough scores of employees. But the Los Angeles County Museum of Art says it will reopen next month with its entire staff intact, thanks to a $6.7 million government loan.

Photo Essay: Alley Dogs, Part One

Photo Essay: Alley Dogs, Part One

Bumdog Torres shoots portraits of the residents of Fairfax Boulevard and its alleyways.

Fab Online And IRL Events Happening In SoCal This Week: June 22 - 25

Fab Online And IRL Events Happening In SoCal This Week: June 22 - 25

Drop in virtually for a 24-hour Global Queer Read-In. Attend a bicycle repair workshop. Take a road trip to a drive-in for a double feature.

How 2 Mozza Waitresses Brought Restaurant Fans Together With An Online Comedy Show

How 2 Mozza Waitresses Brought Restaurant Fans Together With An Online Comedy Show

Amid a pandemic and protests, "Mozza Mealtime" aims to connect employees, fans, and members of the tight-knit restaurant family.

As SoCal Mini-Golf Reopens, Here's How Professional Mini-Golfers Do It (Yes, There Are Pro Mini-Golfers)

As SoCal Mini-Golf Reopens, Here's How Professional Mini-Golfers Do It (Yes, There Are Pro Mini-Golfers)

There's big money for a small game. And a healthy spirit of competition.

14 Ways To Celebrate Juneteenth In LA

14 Ways To Celebrate Juneteenth In LA

It's a good time to celebrate the end of slavery.

In The Coronavirus Era, Drive-In Movies Get Their Sequel

In The Coronavirus Era, Drive-In Movies Get Their Sequel

And here's a brief history of their rise and fall.

Fabulous Online And IRL Events Happening This Weekend: June 19 - 21

Fabulous Online And IRL Events Happening This Weekend: June 19 - 21

Celebrate Juneteenth virtually or IRL. Peep the summer solstice at Stonehenge. Head to the drive-in for socially distanced cinema. Score Father's Day takeout deals.

Ahmanson, Taper To Remain Dark Until April 2021

Ahmanson, Taper To Remain Dark Until April 2021

As Center Theatre Group struggles with its financial situation caused by the coronavirus, management recently received an anonymous letter from a group of "Black, Indigenous, and People of Color" who say they have yet to see CTG realize its mission "to reflect the community we serve."

Awesome Online And IRL Events Happening This Week: June 15 - 18

Awesome Online And IRL Events Happening This Week: June 15 - 18

Poets celebrate Juneteenth. The United in Pride film fest unspools online. Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle launch a new show.

Protest Music For All Your Feelings

Protest Music For All Your Feelings

Music might be able to express the current moment better than words.

Academy Makes Changes Aimed At Making Oscar Less White

Academy Makes Changes Aimed At Making Oscar Less White

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science said today it is amending its rules to help make Oscar eligibility more inclusive. One way is through a new mandate that 10 movies be nominated for best picture every year, starting with the 2022 ceremony. The idea is that by casting a guaranteed wider net, smaller movies might have a better chance of being shortlisted. This year, for example, nine films were nominated for best picture, and several movies with Black themes were excluded.

Awesome Online And IRL Events Happening This Weekend: June 12 - 14

Awesome Online And IRL Events Happening This Weekend: June 12 - 14

Take a break from the good, the bad and the ugly out in the world with a screening of pioneering queer cinema, a house music party, a radio race or the award-wining play Scraps.

Movie Theaters Can Reopen... As Long As Crowds Don't Come

Movie Theaters Can Reopen... As Long As Crowds Don't Come

The state says theaters can begin showing movies as soon as this Friday -- but with much lower capacities than before the coronavirus pandemic.

Online and IRL Events Happening This Week: June 8 - 11

Online and IRL Events Happening This Week: June 8 - 11

If you want a bit of a mental break, here are a few online and IRL events to check out.

The Magic Castle Conjures Up A New Black Lives Matter Response

The Magic Castle Conjures Up A New Black Lives Matter Response

Members of the Magic Castle pushed for a bolder statement on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Hollywood Gets Green Light from Newsom, But Hurdles Remain

Hollywood Gets Green Light from Newsom, But Hurdles Remain

Film and television production can restart in California as soon as June 12. But Hollywood may still have to wait.

Studios, Guilds Release Guidelines To Resume Production

Studios, Guilds Release Guidelines To Resume Production

A task force composed of representatives from production companies and unions said on Monday that it is sending its preliminary recommendations for resuming production to Gov. Gavin Newsom, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Nerwsom is set to unveil California's delayed guidelines on Tuesday.

Awesome Events Happening Online And IRL This Week: June 1-4

Awesome Events Happening Online And IRL This Week: June 1-4

Catch virtual art show openings. Watch Darren Criss' new show, which spoofs the world of songwriting. Contribute to a crowd-sourced art project about reading. Listen to celeb storytellers. Tune into a concert that benefits the historic Apollo Theater.

Quibi Makes Moves To Counter Its Shortcomings

Quibi Makes Moves To Counter Its Shortcomings

In what is becoming 2020's rival to New Coke, Google Glass and the Facebook phone, the heavily-funded Quibi is struggling on multiple fronts: deficient subscriptions, poorly reviewed content, technical complaints, and unhappy advertisers.

Fabulous Virtual Events Happening This Weekend: May 29 - 31

Fabulous Virtual Events Happening This Weekend: May 29 - 31

Watch the Dropkick Murphys play to an empty Fenway Park and Imogen Heap play from home. Plus, Glendale Pride, an online global film festival, galleries, dinosaurs, and more.

'Criminal Minds' Allegedly Had A Serial Sexual Harasser On Its Crew

'Criminal Minds' Allegedly Had A Serial Sexual Harasser On Its Crew

The producers of the long-running CBS series are accused of covering up sexual harassment by the show's cinematographer of many years.

Fabulous Virtual Events And Dine/Drink Deals Happening This Week: May 26-28

Fabulous Virtual Events And Dine/Drink Deals Happening This Week: May 26-28

National Geographic. Peggy Lee. Tiny food. Beverage recipes. Plus, dine and drink deals.

In His Own Words: LA's Homeless Photographer Records Life On The Streets With Self Portraits

In His Own Words: LA's Homeless Photographer Records Life On The Streets With Self Portraits

Inspired by Vivian Maier, a homeless photographer begins to get recognition for his work.

Coronavirus Shut Down Popular Escape Rooms. Now The Industry Is Going Virtual

Coronavirus Shut Down Popular Escape Rooms. Now The Industry Is Going Virtual

How do you turn these real-life puzzles into online experiences?

Fabulous Online And IRL Events Happening This Memorial Day Weekend: May 22-25

Fabulous Online And IRL Events Happening This Memorial Day Weekend: May 22-25

Gnocchi. Griffith Park. Drive-in movies. Forest Lawn's annual Memorial Day commemoration. Plus, dine and drink deals.

With No Hollywood Bowl This Year, 'Sax Man' Looks For Light At The End Of The Tunnel

With No Hollywood Bowl This Year, 'Sax Man' Looks For Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Bowl guests have been treated to the sweet sounds of Ken Warfield's alto sax for 36 years. The cancellation of the summer season has silenced this unsung hero -- for now.

The Best Online Events And Shows Happening This Week: May 18-21

The Best Online Events And Shows Happening This Week: May 18-21

The gang from Community reunites for a good cause. The Hola Mexico Film Festival screens new flicsk. OCMA holds a 24-hour video art festival. Zócalo talks with author William Sturkey. The Hammer examines the Department of Justice's decision to drop charges against Michael Flynn.

Burn Through Your Watchlist? Here Are The Movies And TV Shows To Stream Right Now

Burn Through Your Watchlist? Here Are The Movies And TV Shows To Stream Right Now

From good old standbys to hidden gems and the newly discovered, our FilmWeek critics have something here for everyone!

6 Feet Back From Life: A Homeless Man's Photo Essay On Life During Coronavirus

6 Feet Back From Life: A Homeless Man's Photo Essay On Life During Coronavirus

For people experiencing homelessness, the coronavirus lockdown is more of a lockout. Bumdog Torres shares what it's like to live outside during the pandemic.

There's A Zoom Magic Show Keeping Drama Alive In LA -- And It Starts With A Package In The Mail

There's A Zoom Magic Show Keeping Drama Alive In LA -- And It Starts With A Package In The Mail

Today in questions I never expected to ask: does magic work over Zoom?

Awesome Online And IRL Events Happening This Weekend: May 15 - 17

Awesome Online And IRL Events Happening This Weekend: May 15 - 17

Winesplaining. The Beastly Ball. Totally '80s aerobics. Descanso Gardens reopens. Drag Queen Story Hour. New French cinema.

A Bunch Of Awesome Online Events Are Happening This Week: May 11 - 14

A Bunch Of Awesome Online Events Are Happening This Week: May 11 - 14

The Venice Art Walk and Auctions head online. The Mr. Show crew reunites. World of Wonder give you more reasons to "Stay the F*** Home." And the Pacific Opera Project presents a Mozart-Super Mario mashup viewing party.

Theme Parks Are Closed, But Here Are 17 Rides You Can Go On Right Now -- Virtually

Theme Parks Are Closed, But Here Are 17 Rides You Can Go On Right Now -- Virtually

We're taking you on a theme park journey around the world -- and through time.

18 Awesome Things To Do During Your Quarantine Weekend: May 8-10

18 Awesome Things To Do During Your Quarantine Weekend: May 8-10

Listen to Erykah Badu and Jill Scott battle. Play Lotería and learn about its history. Listen to punslingers verbally joust. Plus, it's Mother's Day on Sunday.

The Autry Museum Wants To Collect Your Coronavirus Artifacts To Document These Strange Times

The Autry Museum Wants To Collect Your Coronavirus Artifacts To Document These Strange Times

They're asking the public (that's you) to submit journals, face masks, craft projects and photographs.

Pulitzer Prizes Honor LA Times Art Critic And A Composer Championed By Long Beach Opera

Pulitzer Prizes Honor LA Times Art Critic And A Composer Championed By Long Beach Opera

L.A. Times art critic Christopher Knight won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism and Long Beach Opera was cited for having premiered music prize-winner Anthony Davis' "The Central Park Five."

15 Awesome Events Happening During This Week's Quarantine (May 4 - 7)

15 Awesome Events Happening During This Week's Quarantine (May 4 - 7)

Listen to rare music from Nick Cave and Phish. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Binge the Reno 911! revival and the L.A. Latino International Film Fest.

12 Awesome Events Happening Around the Web This Weekend: May 1 - 3

12 Awesome Events Happening Around the Web This Weekend: May 1 - 3

DragCon hits YouTube. Impro Theatre takes on Hemingway. Louie Pérez of Los Lobos drops in for a chat.

How An Animated Musical Sparked A Show Business Civil War

How An Animated Musical Sparked A Show Business Civil War

After Universal released the new "Trolls" film on-demand, exhibitors have fired an industry-wide warning shot at Hollywood moguls: abandon us now, and pay the price later.

'One Day At A Time' Tries A New Approach To Production During Coronavirus - Animation

'One Day At A Time' Tries A New Approach To Production During Coronavirus - Animation

How and when Hollywood will resume production is still an open question, but this week some innovative ideas started to emerge from the creator of 'One Day At A Time'...and Tyler Perry.

Judge To Writers Guild: No, Agents Aren't Like The Mob

Judge To Writers Guild: No, Agents Aren't Like The Mob

U.S. District Court Judge André Birotte on Monday dismissed eight of the WGA's 14 claims, including the guild's charge that talent agents were engaged in kickbacks and racketeering as defined by a federal law that was created to prosecute organized crime operations.

RIP: One-Hit-Wonder and Noted Musicologist and Performer Ian Whitcomb, 78

RIP: One-Hit-Wonder and Noted Musicologist and Performer Ian Whitcomb, 78

He once joked: 'I was the Justin Bieber of my time, you've seen the photographs.'

No Surprise, But Film/TV Production In LA Has Disappeared

No Surprise, But Film/TV Production In LA Has Disappeared

By some estimates, at least 120,000 Hollywood crew members have lost their jobs, and more than 100,000 actors are out of work.

14 Boredom-Busting Events To Watch From Home: April 27-30

14 Boredom-Busting Events To Watch From Home: April 27-30

Butterflies. Bedtime stories from Tom Hardy. Living paintings. Scripts written by school kids and read by celebs.

Keeping Improv Alive During Coronavirus

Keeping Improv Alive During Coronavirus

People are doing improv on Zoom -- but will improv theaters survive once stay-at-home restrictions end?

Not A Pretty Picture: Artists Struggling During Pandemic

Not A Pretty Picture: Artists Struggling During Pandemic

A national survey paints a bleak picture for the nation's creative community. In L.A., the city's cultural affairs department has launched a relief fund.

Take Your Child To Work Day Is Maximum Quarantine Gaslighting

Take Your Child To Work Day Is Maximum Quarantine Gaslighting

I once saw a butterfly fight a bird. This "holiday" was worse.

16 Fabulous Online Events Happening This Weekend(ish)

16 Fabulous Online Events Happening This Weekend(ish)

A 7.5-hour film. Lady-centric laughs. Stay-at-home First Fridays sessions from NHM. And another music festival.

The Real Horror Movie Could Be Georgia Opening Up Its Theaters

The Real Horror Movie Could Be Georgia Opening Up Its Theaters

The governor of Georgia wants to reopen the state's movie theaters as early as next week. But Hollywood has no plans to reopen any time soon.

Here's Your Guide To All Of The Online Activities For Your Kids That We Could Find

Here's Your Guide To All Of The Online Activities For Your Kids That We Could Find

Running out of things to do with the kids? Here's a whole lot of activities to keep them occupied.

'Tiger King,' Coronavirus Boost Netflix Earnings

'Tiger King,' Coronavirus Boost Netflix Earnings

The company added nearly 16 million new global subscribers this past quarter -- more than double what they had expected.

Disney Cuts Nearly Half Its Workforce

Disney Cuts Nearly Half Its Workforce

In addition to all of its theme parks being chained up, Disney has been unable to release its feature films, its four massive cruise ships are deserted, no one can buy tickets to the company's live stage musicals, and its toy stores are closed. 

LA Zoo, Cultural Affairs, Tourism: Millions Cut From Activities That Bring Us Together

LA Zoo, Cultural Affairs, Tourism: Millions Cut From Activities That Bring Us Together

Furloughs and a L.A. city hiring freeze are spread across departments that make up a lot of the activities that make our lives more fun and fulfilling.

15 Awesome Events To Help Pass The (Pandemic) Time

15 Awesome Events To Help Pass The (Pandemic) Time

Quarantine comedy. Reefer madness (it is 4/20, after all). An Earth Day-themed film fest. It's all waiting for you.

Historic Hollywood Bookstore Launches GoFundMe To Stay Alive During Covid Shutdown

Historic Hollywood Bookstore Launches GoFundMe To Stay Alive During Covid Shutdown

An 82-year-old bookshop is relying on community donations to stay afloat during coronavirus shut-down.

One Of LA's Oldest Guitar Shops Is Hurting -- Like Most Music Businesses

One Of LA's Oldest Guitar Shops Is Hurting -- Like Most Music Businesses

Candelas Guitars has been a Boyle Heights institution since 1947 but its business has almost entirely dried up.

The Plan To Bring North Hollywood's 'Palomino' Country Music Club Back To Life -- In Comic Form

The Plan To Bring North Hollywood's 'Palomino' Country Music Club Back To Life -- In Comic Form

This animator used his experience with CGI to turn a memory into a virtual set.

13 Virtual (Non)Events Happening This Weekend: April 17-19

13 Virtual (Non)Events Happening This Weekend: April 17-19

A pie contest. More couch concerts. A classic film fest. And an app-based art show featuring our four-legged friends.

Huntington Hospital Caregiver Appreciation

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As we learn more about COVID-19 and how we can protect ourselves, people around the world are hunkered down in their homes as we practice social distancing measures to slow the spread of this pandemic. But for many healthcare...

12 Quarantine-Approved Events Happening This Week (April 12-16)

12 Quarantine-Approved Events Happening This Week (April 12-16)

Stuff to do online while you're stuck at home.

Pandemic Playlist: 6 Killer Crime Novels To Listen To While You're Quarantined

Pandemic Playlist: 6 Killer Crime Novels To Listen To While You're Quarantined

While you can't hit hiking trails anymore, and long commutes are a thing of the past, there are still plenty of opportunities to listen to a good audiobook. May we suggest crime novels?

Randy Newman Wrote A Quarantine Song For Us And Humanity: 'Stay Away From Me'

Randy Newman Wrote A Quarantine Song For Us And Humanity: 'Stay Away From Me'

"Stay away from me. Words of love in times like these."

12 Events Happening Around the Web This Weekend

12 Events Happening Around the Web This Weekend

From the comfort and safety of your couch, catch the Co-Trilla music fest, the "Fleabag" stage show, a "Bob's Burgers" Trivia Night and a Coachella documentary.

LA Might Turn Arts Event Funding Into Coronavirus Relief For Artists

LA Might Turn Arts Event Funding Into Coronavirus Relief For Artists

The events the money was supposed to go to mostly aren't happening anymore.

Has Quibi Bitten Off More Than It Can Chew?

Has Quibi Bitten Off More Than It Can Chew?

The new short-form video site raised $1.8 billion but launching during a pandemic is a major gamble.

Coronavirus Storytime: Here's Where To Find Celebrities Reading Children's Books Online

Coronavirus Storytime: Here's Where To Find Celebrities Reading Children's Books Online

LeVar Burton. Dolly Parton. Jennifer Garner. These are just a few of the celebs reading kids' books online.

LA's Photographers Can't Come Near You, But They'll Peep In Your Windows

LA's Photographers Can't Come Near You, But They'll Peep In Your Windows

They're figuring out how to capture the feeling of our not-quite-a-lockdown.

15 Art, Culture And Film Events Happening Online This Weekend(ish)

15 Art, Culture And Film Events Happening Online This Weekend(ish)

Family art workshops, pop culture art opening, displaced film festivals and more.

11 Online Comedy Shows Happening At A Computer Near You

11 Online Comedy Shows Happening At A Computer Near You

Yes, you're allowed to laugh during this pandemic.

How LA's Street Artists Are Responding To Coronavirus

How LA's Street Artists Are Responding To Coronavirus

Empty streets, blank walls and an unprecedented crisis. Is it the perfect time to spread their messages?

Nothing Is Awesome Except For This Game We Made Up About Groundhog Day

Nothing Is Awesome Except For This Game We Made Up About Groundhog Day

It's not even a game. But at least it's a momentary break from the news.

Nature And Animal Livecams For Armchair Explorers

Nature And Animal Livecams For Armchair Explorers

Until the coronavirus pandemic wanes, you'll have to explore the outdoors vicariously -- through these live camera feeds.

SoCal Museums Step Up To Offer Art And Activities Online

SoCal Museums Step Up To Offer Art And Activities Online

Arts and cultural institutions around the world have shut down but you can still #museumfromhome.

11 Weird And Weirdly Relaxing Videos For When You're Self-Isolating

11 Weird And Weirdly Relaxing Videos For When You're Self-Isolating

Jobs are in flux. Kids are home. We're mostly stuck indoors. There are ways to cope, including YouTube videos.

The Life And Times of Bumdog, LA Artist And 'Career Homeless Bum'

The Life And Times of Bumdog, LA Artist And 'Career Homeless Bum'

More than 4 million people live in Los Angeles. From his home on the streets, this world-traveling homeless man stands as a chronicler of them.

16 Fabulous Events Possibly Happening In Southern California This Weekend

16 Fabulous Events Possibly Happening In Southern California This Weekend

Hamilton returns to Hollywood. Kites take to the air in Huntington Beach. And the Elks Lodge opens to ghost hunters.

Inside California Adventure's 'Avengers Campus' Marvel-Themed Land

Inside California Adventure's 'Avengers Campus' Marvel-Themed Land

We saw the still under construction land and interviewed the Imagineers behind it. Here's what you need to know.

17 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This Week: March 9 - 12

17 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This Week: March 9 - 12

Hiking, bingo, ranting, raving, singing in French, the lady from the Black Lagoon, and more.

22 Fabulous Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend: March 6-8

22 Fabulous Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend: March 6-8

Sound baths or cat videos? Disney archives or a 26.2-mile run? Throw colors, learn Dungeons & Dragons, or celebrate women's suffrage? Maybe all of the above. The weekend is ready for you.

We All Become Puppies In Universal Studios' New 'Secret Life Of Pets' Ride

We All Become Puppies In Universal Studios' New 'Secret Life Of Pets' Ride

Sorry, you're no longer human -- you're adorable.

16 Fabulous Things to Do In Southern California This Election Week

16 Fabulous Things to Do In Southern California This Election Week

Election results parties. An exhibition of wildfire photos. A free concert. A spritzy cocktail pop-up. An unauthorized musical parody of "The Bachelor." Let LAist fill out your weekly events ballot.

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