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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.

What Is 'Life After Winning On Jeopardy' For $96,000, Alex?

What Is 'Life After Winning On Jeopardy' For $96,000, Alex?

What goes up on Jeopardy must come down.

16 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week: Jan. 21-23

16 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week: Jan. 21-23

Haggis, boomboxes, improv musical theater, a rooftop dance performance, Blackstract art, border patrol comedy and the dark side of childhood nostalgia.

We Traipsed Around A Star Destroyer: Your Guide To Disneyland's 'Star Wars: Rise Of The Resistance'

We Traipsed Around A Star Destroyer: Your Guide To Disneyland's 'Star Wars: Rise Of The Resistance'

We went on Disney's most ambitious ride ever. Here's what we saw and what you need to know.

30 Amazing Things To Do This MLK Weekend: Jan. 17 - 20

30 Amazing Things To Do This MLK Weekend: Jan. 17 - 20

Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Eat your way through the long weekend as dineL.A. revs up. Listen to opera over drinks and dinner. Learn relief printmaking.

If There Was A 'Most City' Oscar, LA Would Win. It's Starring In 3 Best Picture Nominees

If There Was A 'Most City' Oscar, LA Would Win. It's Starring In 3 Best Picture Nominees

L.A. is out there, taking center stage -- not like movies where it's low-key pretending the 2nd Street Tunnel is Prague or whatever.

The 2020 Oscar Nominations Are Basically An #OscarsSoWhite Sequel

The 2020 Oscar Nominations Are Basically An #OscarsSoWhite Sequel

Overall, the nominations for the 92nd Oscars favored a variety of older white men -- like directors Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino -- while largely ignoring some of the most acclaimed and diverse productions.

Here Are All The Nominations For The 92nd Academy Awards

Here Are All The Nominations For The 92nd Academy Awards

"Joker," "The Irishman," and "Marriage Story" got a lot of Oscar love.

17 Fantastic Things To Do This Week: Jan. 13 - 16

17 Fantastic Things To Do This Week: Jan. 13 - 16

You've got your pick of great concerts from YBN Cordae and Willie Nelson to Sarah MacLachlan and Tower of Power. Feel the grooves at a dance fest, ogle Miwa Matreyek's shadowplay or check out the films of Marty and Bob.

23 Awesome Events In Southern California: Jan. 10 - 12

23 Awesome Events In Southern California: Jan. 10 - 12

Get in free to MOCA. Build yourself up at a LEGO convention. Ride the subway without pants. Don't get high at a CBD market.

How To Become A 'Criminal Minds' Director -- From Stuntwoman To CBS Procedurals

How To Become A 'Criminal Minds' Director -- From Stuntwoman To CBS Procedurals

She became a go-to for CBS shows like Criminal Minds and NCIS. Here's how you can find your own dream job.

21 Fabulous Things To Do In Southern California This Week

21 Fabulous Things To Do In Southern California This Week

Kumquats, Canadian horror movies, an Elvis and Little Richard dance party, a Jerry Seinfeld musical and a performance inspired by Octavia Butler's work.

The 10 Wildest Moments From Fox's LA County Sheriff Show 'Deputy'

The 10 Wildest Moments From Fox's LA County Sheriff Show 'Deputy'

Here's what made our jaws hit the floor while watching the Fox midseason drama.

Highland Park's Secret History As A Lawn Bowling Hotspot

Highland Park's Secret History As A Lawn Bowling Hotspot

The sport was once wildly popular in Southern California -- and Arroyo Seco Park was its hub.

Stroll Down Memory Lane With Old-Timey Photos Of Rose Parades Past 

Stroll Down Memory Lane With Old-Timey Photos Of Rose Parades Past 

The roses! The fanfare! The beauty queens! And Kenny G playing saxophone on a float.

20 Of The Best Things To Do This Holiday Week: Dec. 30 - Jan. 2

20 Of The Best Things To Do This Holiday Week: Dec. 30 - Jan. 2

Eat, drink, dance, glow, roller skate, and float your way into the next decade.

The Dunbar Hotel Was Once The Heart Of Black Los Angeles

The Dunbar Hotel Was Once The Heart Of Black Los Angeles

Before Rudy Ray Moore took it over to shoot "Dolemite," it was a posh hotel, a nexus for black culture and had a swinging music scene.

21 Fabulous Happenings In Southern California This Weekend: Dec. 27-29

21 Fabulous Happenings In Southern California This Weekend: Dec. 27-29

Time to explore the city while everyone else is out of town.

17 Awesome Events In Southern California This Week: Dec. 23-26

17 Awesome Events In Southern California This Week: Dec. 23-26

It's the best time of the year to stay in town and when you do, there's a Festivus pinball tournament, a Matzo Ball dance party and a caroling crawl.

Santa Tells All -- How To Become A Professional Santa Claus

Santa Tells All -- How To Become A Professional Santa Claus

Santa Ed explains how to ho-ho-ho and shake like a bowl full of jelly at public events, on TV, and in commercials.

'Rise Of Skywalker' Marathon Pushes LA Fan Too Far: 'It's Dawned On Me That I Really Hate Star Wars'

'Rise Of Skywalker' Marathon Pushes LA Fan Too Far: 'It's Dawned On Me That I Really Hate Star Wars'

The last movie in the Skywalker Saga is here. Some fans are hyped -- some, not so much.

22 Fabulous Events Happening This Weekend In Southern California: Dec. 20-22

22 Fabulous Events Happening This Weekend In Southern California: Dec. 20-22

With Christmakwanzakah just around the corner, holiday celebrations are happening all around SoCal, from klezmer music to a Lego menorah to Christmas caroling.

The Rise And Revival Of Ozma, A 'Secretly Huge' Indie Rock Band

The Rise And Revival Of Ozma, A 'Secretly Huge' Indie Rock Band

Every scene in every city in every era has at least one band like this. You'll never hear about most of these bands. Outside a cadre of devoted fans, no one will.

Yes, You Can Still See 'Die Hard' & 'Home Alone' In LA This Holiday Season (Even Though Disney Bought Fox)

Yes, You Can Still See 'Die Hard' & 'Home Alone' In LA This Holiday Season (Even Though Disney Bought Fox)

Disney buying Fox had people worried, but have no fear -- Die Hard and Home Alone are here for you.

19 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Week: Dec. 16 - 19

19 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Week: Dec. 16 - 19

It's the perfect time for a drag Christmas show and a "Black Christmas" screening. There's also a tamale fest, a mariachi show, a "Die Hard" screening and a "Star Wars" marathon.

Winning Design Chosen For Reimagined, Revamped La Brea Tar Pits

Winning Design Chosen For Reimagined, Revamped La Brea Tar Pits

Museum officials announced the plan they've chosen to give Los Angeles' La Brea Tar Pits a mammoth makeover.

24 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend: Dec. 13-15

24 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend: Dec. 13-15

The gifting season continues with pop-up shopping experiences galore plus group art shows, a festival of lights, a community parade and a Mortal Kombat tournament.

Saying Farewell To Altadena's 'House Of The 10,000 Lights' Christmas Display

Saying Farewell To Altadena's 'House Of The 10,000 Lights' Christmas Display

The displays were an Altadena tradition for decades. Now the lights have gone dark.

21 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week: Dec. 9 - 12

21 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week: Dec. 9 - 12

Mickey Mouse and friends return to the ice. Madame Gandhi brings her music and activism to the stage. Foodies debate the "most Jewish" foods. And drag queens celebrate the holidays with (what else?) style.

How To Raise Money For The Homeless By Sleeping Outside (At A Free Rose Bowl Concert)

How To Raise Money For The Homeless By Sleeping Outside (At A Free Rose Bowl Concert)

Grab your jacket and a sleeping bag for this homelessness Live Aid.

28 Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend: Dec. 6-8

28 Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend: Dec. 6-8

Tiny art. Holiday boat parades. A totally tuba-lar concert. A Hecho in LA holiday market. And the last CicLAvia of the year.

20 Of The Best Things To Do In Southern California This Week: Dec. 2 - 5

20 Of The Best Things To Do In Southern California This Week: Dec. 2 - 5

A holiday cocktail pop-up. A pair of live storytelling shows. 70th anniversary burgers. Holiday lights. Heartwarming musicals. A history of ska.

Target Husk Tells All: Black Friday, 'Building Puberty' And Its Romance With OSH

Target Husk Tells All: Black Friday, 'Building Puberty' And Its Romance With OSH

Hollywood's most articulate resident walks us through the triumphs and heartbreaks of becoming a real store.

Meet The People Behind The Puppets At The New Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Meet The People Behind The Puppets At The New Bob Baker Marionette Theater

At its new Highland Park home, the L.A. institution's string-pullers step out of the shadows.

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