Articles in the “arts” category

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 lock out. 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

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.

Behind Every Animated Princess... Is Still A Lot Of Men?

Behind Every Animated Princess... Is Still A Lot Of Men?

Strides have been made, but there's a long way to go.

24 Amazing Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

24 Amazing Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

Pooches prance. Frankenstein rises... again. South L.A. hosts a wellness fair. An immersive opera unfolds in Chinatown.

Mummenschanz: The Art of No Noise

Mummenschanz: The Art of No Noise
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What Mummenschanz does isn't quite dance, not exactly clowning, nor is it mime, but it might be a combination of all three in something that might be best described as physical poetry. Regardless, if the point of art is...

20 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Week: Feb. 24 - 27

20 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Week: Feb. 24 - 27

Celebrate Mardi Gras with food and music. Take in the beauty and ritual associated with Iranian weddings. Celebrate Black History Month and more.

24 Amazing Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

24 Amazing Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

Hacking and gaming, Juggalos in Pershing Square, a German Mardi Gras, a new podcast launched with a sound bath, and more.

Why This Man Began NOOR, a Center for Light, Love and the Party of Your Dreams

Why This Man Began NOOR, a Center for Light, Love and the Party of Your Dreams
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NOOR is one of the most versatile event venue spaces in Los Angeles and is able to offer perfect solutions for every kind of event, of every size. Large or small, we have the banquet halls and facilities to accommodate your event.

How Rocio Navarro Uses Water To Help Us Heal Ourselves

How Rocio Navarro Uses Water To Help Us Heal Ourselves

The spiritual healer says: "We are majority water and we can't ignore who we are."

16 Amazing Things To Do In Southern California This Week: Feb. 18-20

16 Amazing Things To Do In Southern California This Week: Feb. 18-20

Soak in the electro-soul of Moses Sumney. Prep for Super Tuesday with study sessions and political discussions. Taste beer, cheese and chocolate.

LA Opera's Eurydice Reminds Us of Love, Loss and the Heroine's Journey

LA Opera's Eurydice Reminds Us of Love, Loss and the Heroine's Journey
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LA Opera's Eurydice brings new life to the tale: composer, conductor and artist-in residence, Matthew Aucoin teamed with playwright Sarah Ruhl and director Mary Zimmerman to reimagine this classical mythology.

Long Beach Wedding Chapel Offering $14 Marriage Ceremonies On Valentine's Day

Long Beach Wedding Chapel Offering $14 Marriage Ceremonies On Valentine's Day

Or you can have a same-day ceremony at county offices in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Get 'Naked At The Getty' For A Valentine's Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt

Get 'Naked At The Getty' For A Valentine's Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt

Nothing says romance like being the first to find all the nude art. There's no actual nudity, except for in the art.

35 Things To Do This Long Valentine's Weekend In SoCal: Feb. 14 - 17

35 Things To Do This Long Valentine's Weekend In SoCal: Feb. 14 - 17

Forget overpriced, prix fixe meals. How about a picnic in Grand Park, a Single AF cocktail party, an erotica reading, a lesson in Bawdy Botany, Frieze L.A. and a Panic Party?

The Academy Museum's Giant Sphere Only Looks Like A Galactic Superweapon (There's A Movie Theater Inside!)

The Academy Museum's Giant Sphere Only Looks Like A Galactic Superweapon (There's A Movie Theater Inside!)

The Oscars are over, but there is so much more movie love coming your way, in museum form. Come on a photo tour with us.

92nd Academy Awards: 'Parasite' Gets A Hollywood Ending With Best Picture Win

92nd Academy Awards: 'Parasite' Gets A Hollywood Ending With Best Picture Win

While Parasite's victories for best picture and director were surprising, very few of the other top winners were unexpected, particularly in the acting races.

17 Things To Do This Week In Southern California: Feb. 10 - 13

17 Things To Do This Week In Southern California: Feb. 10 - 13

Lucha va Voom rings in Valentine's Day a little early. Ben Lee and Ione Skye celebrate Valentine's Eve with friends. Frankenstein gets a new life onstage. Mavis Staples sings. Henry Winkler gets feted. David Mamet brings a new theater production...

Here Are All The Winners Of The 92nd Academy Awards

Here Are All The Winners Of The 92nd Academy Awards

It was a history-making night for Parasite. Here are all the winners (with links to their speeches) and nominees.

25 Things To Do This Weekend In SoCal: Feb. 7 - 9

25 Things To Do This Weekend In SoCal: Feb. 7 - 9

A NY pizza fave pops up in WeHo. "Do The Right Thing" and "All About Eve" get 35mm screenings. Fats Waller and Ray Charles get tribute concerts.

Amoeba Music Will Shape Shift To A New Location In Hollywood

Amoeba Music Will Shape Shift To A New Location In Hollywood

It'll be the same "music, movies and memorabilia"/"buy, sell, trade" business, just a few blocks away.

Antiquarian Book Fair Celebrates Women's Suffrage and More

Antiquarian Book Fair Celebrates Women's Suffrage and More
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Through the writings of leaders of the movement such as Susan B. Anthony, graphics and imagery designed to advance the cause, the Votes for Women special exhibit paints a fascinating portrait of this revolutionary crusade for social change.

How To Predict The Oscars' Winners With 'Oscarmetrics' Math

How To Predict The Oscars' Winners With 'Oscarmetrics' Math

The Academy Awards are here -- and math may hold all the answers, according to a Dodgers data scientist.

18 Excellent Things To Do In Southern California This Week: Feb. 3 - 6

18 Excellent Things To Do In Southern California This Week: Feb. 3 - 6

Art exhibitions of all sizes open this week. A workshop showcases the "fifth flavor" -- umami. Comedy shows take on love and dick pics.

We're Getting Another Football Team: The XFL's LA Wildcats

We're Getting Another Football Team: The XFL's LA Wildcats

The L.A. Xtreme were the champions of the one and only season of the original XFL. History could repeat itself as we welcome the rebooted version of the league.

Oops, They Did It: A Pop-Up Recreating Britney Spears' Music Videos In LA's Fairfax District

Oops, They Did It: A Pop-Up Recreating Britney Spears' Music Videos In LA's Fairfax District

Our loneliness is killing us, so we went to go check out the new Britney pop-up.

22 Fabulous Things To Do This Weekend In Southern California: Jan. 31 - Feb. 2

22 Fabulous Things To Do This Weekend In Southern California: Jan. 31 - Feb. 2

Celebrate the Year of the Rat. Kick off Black History Month. Eat grilled cheese sandwiches. Check out art inspired by L.A.

19 Essential Events In Southern California This Week: Jan. 27 - 30

19 Essential Events In Southern California This Week: Jan. 27 - 30

Hungry? There are fried sandwiches, cheeseburgers and a new Norms. Learn about black panthers, laugh at Felipe Esparza's jokes or watch experimental Latinx films.

Michael Jackson's Glove Is A Singing Alien In This LA Musical Tackling Sex Abuse Allegations

Michael Jackson's Glove Is A Singing Alien In This LA Musical Tackling Sex Abuse Allegations

The creator of this satirical L.A. musical was approached by cable executives who wanted a standard biopic about Jackson. This is what happened instead.

More Than 40 SoCal Museums Are Offering Free Admission This Weekend. Here's A List

More Than 40 SoCal Museums Are Offering Free Admission This Weekend. Here's A List

This Saturday marks the 15th annual "Museums Free-For-All," a day when venues you'd normally have to pay to see are open to the public, free of charge (it also serves as a reminder of the many places that are free year-round).

24 Of The Coolest Things To Do In SoCal This Weekend: Jan. 24-26

24 Of The Coolest Things To Do In SoCal This Weekend: Jan. 24-26

Celebrate the gray whale. Explore Brad Pitt's deep cuts. Try your luck at vintage '90s video games. Fill your belly with arepas, donuts and beer.

It's A New Dawn For First Academy Award-Winning Film 'Sunrise'

It's A New Dawn For First Academy Award-Winning Film 'Sunrise'
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Attend this screening and performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday, January 26th.

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