Articles in the “arts” category

25 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This MLK Weekend

25 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This MLK Weekend

From parades and festivals to service opportunities, you can honor Martin Luther King Jr. this long weekend. There's also a queer Lakers viewing party, a found footage fest, a ghost hunt and a birthday party for Ben Franklin.

Carol Channing Dies At 97. Watch Her Give A Tour Through '60s Los Angeles

Carol Channing Dies At 97. Watch Her Give A Tour Through '60s Los Angeles

The legend takes you from Wilshire Boulevard to the Chinese Theatre (with some culturally insensitive "jokes" along the way).

20 Awesome Happenings In Southern California This Week

20 Awesome Happenings In Southern California This Week

Take your pick of film screenings and Q&As. In the OC, there's a cheese and charcuterie party. And Joshua Johnson explores California politics.

Why Don't Female Cinematographers Get Hired On Big Movies?

Why Don't Female Cinematographers Get Hired On Big Movies?

Only 4 percent of the cinematographers working on the highest-grossing movies were women last year, and that number hasn't improved in 20 years.

8 Of The Most Beloved Shows To Film At CBS Television City

8 Of The Most Beloved Shows To Film At CBS Television City

From the Carol Burnett Show to American Idol, plus a real-life romance on the studio lot.

23 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Weekend

23 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Weekend

The Drunk History Museum. A bookmobile fair. DineLA. A celebration of Selena. Hot toddies. A cinematic Shyamalan-A-Thon. Your weekend is calling...

Next Stage Theater Closed After Almost 30 Years In Hollywood

Next Stage Theater Closed After Almost 30 Years In Hollywood

Unlike other small theaters, they didn't charge up-and-coming actors to ply their craft.

20 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Week

20 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Week

Awards season is in full swing and you can reap the benefits with tons of free screenings and filmmaker Q&As.

Essay: Dear Millennials, Keep Slaying. A Note Of Thanks From Your Gen X Elder

Essay: Dear Millennials, Keep Slaying. A Note Of Thanks From Your Gen X Elder

I, for one, welcome you, our new millennial overlords, and your penchant for murdering products and industries that should have died long ago.

A Virtual Pub Crawl Of FX Show 'You're The Worst's' LA Bars And Restaurants

A Virtual Pub Crawl Of FX Show 'You're The Worst's' LA Bars And Restaurants

Come with us on our virtual pub crawl through the FXX show's real bars and (boozy) restaurants.

The 10 Best Mainstream Comic Books By LA Creators Right Now

The 10 Best Mainstream Comic Books By LA Creators Right Now

Superheroes, crime noir, witches, female digital world superheroes -- L.A.'s got it all.

21 Awesome Things To Do in Southern California This Weekend

21 Awesome Things To Do in Southern California This Weekend

Learn how to curl, meditate at a sound bath or run a new year's race to kick off those 2019 resolutions. Or just chill.

A Video Tribute To Bob Einstein Aka Super Dave Osborne Aka Marty Funkhouser

A Video Tribute To Bob Einstein Aka Super Dave Osborne Aka Marty Funkhouser

From Super Dave to Marty Funkhouser, 8 video clips of a comedy legend.

8 Amazing Bike Rides In Los Angeles

8 Amazing Bike Rides In Los Angeles

8 great rides that take place on roads that are entirely car-free or have light traffic -- and they work for folks of all fitness levels.

Let LAist Help You Pick A New Years Resolution

Let LAist Help You Pick A New Years Resolution

We picked your New Year's resolutions so you don't have to.

22 Awesome Things To Do In SoCal For NYE And Beyond

22 Awesome Things To Do In SoCal For NYE And Beyond

From decadent dinners to dance parties and family-friendly events, New Year's Eve features something for everyone.

18 Fabulous Things To Do This Pre-NYE Weekend In SoCal

18 Fabulous Things To Do This Pre-NYE Weekend In SoCal

Check out the ice cream scoop party at Humphry Slocombe's, offerings for International Bacon Day, Rose parade tastings and a pre-NYE party in Anaheim.

Samantha Bee Used Her Late-Night Money To Buy A House For Migrant Families

Samantha Bee Used Her Late-Night Money To Buy A House For Migrant Families

Her recent special -- "Christmas on I.C.E." -- was a perfect example of her signature blend of comedy and social activism.

A Gritty Los Angeles Co-Stars In Nicole Kidman's 'Destroyer'

A Gritty Los Angeles Co-Stars In Nicole Kidman's 'Destroyer'

The L.A. of "Destroyer" is one that's rarely seen on screen.

What Christmas In LA Looks Like Across Space And Time

What Christmas In LA Looks Like Across Space And Time

You're busy ripping open presents. We're busy ripping open the space-time continuum. Join us for a photo journey through the ages.

Street Artist Paints Graffiti Christmas Trees To Help LA's Homeless

Street Artist Paints Graffiti Christmas Trees To Help LA's Homeless

He wants to raise awareness -- and money for holiday gift bags.

18 Awesome Events Happening This Holiday Week in SoCal

18 Awesome Events Happening This Holiday Week in SoCal

There are many ways to celebrate (or not celebrate) the holidays whether you prefer the traditional (It's a Wonderful Life) or the not-so (a hot dog bar and a Kwanzaa rap battle).

Crenshaw Boulevard Is Getting A 1.3-Mile Artistic Tribute To Black LA

Crenshaw Boulevard Is Getting A 1.3-Mile Artistic Tribute To Black LA

These renderings show what the project that will line the Metro through Crenshaw will look like.

The 9 Best Podcasts Of 2018 That We Can't Stop Talking About

The 9 Best Podcasts Of 2018 That We Can't Stop Talking About

From a talking can of cola to a Mars experiment to women's pockets.

22 Fabulous Things To Do In Southern California This Almost Holiday Weekend

22 Fabulous Things To Do In Southern California This Almost Holiday Weekend

Christmas is just around the corner. Take the edge off that holiday stress with Questlove, Tenacious D, a candlelight vigil at Nakatomi Plaza and some old school yule traditions.

The Best Things To Do On New Year's Eve In LA No Matter Who You Are

The Best Things To Do On New Year's Eve In LA No Matter Who You Are

From families to gamers, we found the event for you.

This Controversial Mural At A Koreatown School Will Stay Up After All

This Controversial Mural At A Koreatown School Will Stay Up After All

The mural depicts rays of sunlight which some community activists have likened to the Imperial Japanese Army's battle flag.

18 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Week

18 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Week

Eat, drink and be merry with Jonathan Gold cocktails, Creole creations, benefit concerts and a rooftop screening of Brazil.

 A Brief History Of Emma Stone's Rise To Hollywood Prestige

A Brief History Of Emma Stone's Rise To Hollywood Prestige

She told us how she managed to get from teen comedies to Oscar contenders.

What Pee Cast Blast Learned From Podcast Festivals That Failed

What Pee Cast Blast Learned From Podcast Festivals That Failed

The secret: Stop trying to appeal to everyone.

Taylor Mac Wants To Replace Traditional Holiday Entertainment With Drag

Taylor Mac Wants To Replace Traditional Holiday Entertainment With Drag

Mac brings us "Holiday Sauce" -- an antidote to conservative christianity, consumerism, and homophobia.

LA Gifts Are The Best Gifts, And We Have The Receipts To Prove It

LA Gifts Are The Best Gifts, And We Have The Receipts To Prove It

Put down the Yankee Candle. Here's a roundup of uniquely L.A. gifts.

18 Times The Artists Who Made It Into The 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Rocked LA

18 Times The Artists Who Made It Into The 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Rocked LA

A look back through the L.A. history of this year's selections, in video form.

Netflix's 'Roma' Digs Up Alfonso Cuarón's Childhood Pain

Netflix's 'Roma' Digs Up Alfonso Cuarón's Childhood Pain

In 'Roma,' Alfonso Cuaron takes a deep dive into his childhood -- through the perspective of his nanny.

24 Awesome Happenings in Southern California This Weekend

24 Awesome Happenings in Southern California This Weekend

Whether it's a body positive strip show, Handel's Messiah, a J Dilla pop-up or a screening of Barry Jenkins' new film, L.A. has you covered.

Beyond 'Feliz Navidad': Great Holiday Songs En Español

Beyond 'Feliz Navidad': Great Holiday Songs En Español

Same ole Christmas music got you tuning out? Try another language.

Why The SAG Awards Matter And The Golden Globes Don't

Why The SAG Awards Matter And The Golden Globes Don't

The SAG Awards are seen as a strong predictor the acting nominations and awards at the Oscars. The Golden Globes aren't.

The Origin Story Of Lady Gaga's 'Shallow' From 'A Star Is Born'

The Origin Story Of Lady Gaga's 'Shallow' From 'A Star Is Born'

Mark Ronson told us how he worked with Gaga to craft "Shallow" and give us all the feels.

The 'Love Actually' Soundtrack Is Now A Live LA Stage Show

The 'Love Actually' Soundtrack Is Now A Live LA Stage Show

The music of Love Actually takes the spotlight.

Where To See All Your Favorite Holiday Movies In LA This Year

Where To See All Your Favorite Holiday Movies In LA This Year

There are oodles of holiday movie screenings around L.A. At least six of them are Die Hard.

The Bizarre Story Behind The Suicide Bombing Of A SoCal Cult

The Bizarre Story Behind The Suicide Bombing Of A SoCal Cult

On December 10, 1958, a blast in Box Canyon killed 10 people and decimated a religious sect. Why did two acolytes want to kill their guru?

17 Of The Best Things To Do This Week In Southern California

17 Of The Best Things To Do This Week In Southern California

Play a game(show) hosted by Bruce Campbell. Hear from the reporter behind Dirty John. View the work of 11 female photojournalists.

The Best And Worst Of The 2019 Grammy Nominations, According To A Pop Music Obsessive

The Best And Worst Of The 2019 Grammy Nominations, According To A Pop Music Obsessive

Here's what's on point, what's not, and what you should all go listen to.

Fa La Land Brings Holiday Pop-Up Joy To La La Land

Fa La Land Brings Holiday Pop-Up Joy To La La Land

We met Santa. We took pictures. Here is our story.

These Are The Golden Globes Nominees You Should Watch, Based On Reviews

These Are The Golden Globes Nominees You Should Watch, Based On Reviews

It's the era of peak everything. We're here to help you prioritize.

25 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Weekend

25 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Weekend

Celebrate the season with a new tamale festival, a play about the Virgin of Guadalupe, a beer fest, craft fairs and even an occult-related arts fair.

29Rooms Art Pop-Up In DTLA: A Complete Guide To All The Rooms

29Rooms Art Pop-Up In DTLA: A Complete Guide To All The Rooms

Take a look at 29 rooms of art. (And branding.)

This Man Spent 99 Days Rolling His Wheelchair From Santa Monica To New York

This Man Spent 99 Days Rolling His Wheelchair From Santa Monica To New York

Gabriel Cordell was paralyzed from the chest down at 22. His story is told in a new Netflix documentary.

Christmas Movie Bingo: A Non-Boozy Drinking Game

Christmas Movie Bingo: A Non-Boozy Drinking Game

Grab your cocoa and your remote and play along with us.

16 LA Holiday Concerts To Help You Celebrate The Season

16 LA Holiday Concerts To Help You Celebrate The Season

From hipster scarves to R&B to smooth jazz, we got you.

21 Of The Best Things To Do In Southern California This Week

21 Of The Best Things To Do In Southern California This Week

Food and music events rule the week along with latkes, laughter and the theatrical adaptation of a popular Christmas movie.

Payless Pranked LA Fashion Influencers With $640 Shoes

Payless Pranked LA Fashion Influencers With $640 Shoes

Take a former Armani store, invite some influencers, and you've got a viral ad campaign.

New Beverly Reopens With Promises Of Film Over Digital, Plus Great And 'Pretty Mediocre' Movies

New Beverly Reopens With Promises Of Film Over Digital, Plus Great And 'Pretty Mediocre' Movies

It's been closed for almost a year, but it's back with a full schedule starting Saturday.

The Surprisingly Funny 9/11 Musical 'Come From Away' Is Now In LA

The Surprisingly Funny 9/11 Musical 'Come From Away' Is Now In LA

The Tony-winning musical tells the true story of 38 planes diverted to Newfoundland -- and a town of 9,000 who welcomed 7,000 stranded strangers.

24 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This Weekend

24 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This Weekend

From a menorah lighting and a tuba Christmas concert to CicLAvia and the New Beverly reopening, you've got your pick of holiday and non-holiday events.

How British Rockers Bankrolled Monty Python's Career

How British Rockers Bankrolled Monty Python's Career

"You don't really know what part of your life is interesting."

3 Women Of Color Land Major Film And TV Deals This Week

3 Women Of Color Land Major Film And TV Deals This Week

These deals point to the possibility of change in an industry that has been long dominated by white men.

SpongeBob SquarePants Creator Dies At 57 From ALS

SpongeBob SquarePants Creator Dies At 57 From ALS

The creator of the absorbent, yellow, porous icon revealed his diagnosis last year.

Excelsior, Mural Fans! Stan Lee Gets A Spray-Painted South LA Tribute

Excelsior, Mural Fans! Stan Lee Gets A Spray-Painted South LA Tribute

The Spider-Man creator lives on through his characters, and now, in wall tribute form.

18 Awesome Events In Southern California This Week

18 Awesome Events In Southern California This Week

Elvis Costello, a wine and street food dinner, a new musical, Christmas-themed cocktails and George Balanchine's Nutcracker are on tap for the week.

How Unique L.A.'s Sonja Rasula Became An Artisanal Entrepreneur

How Unique L.A.'s Sonja Rasula Became An Artisanal Entrepreneur

The founder of Unique LA was ahead of the curved when she launched her market for indie vendors -- and it was all because of traffic.

Getting A 110-Foot-Tall Christmas Tree To The Citadel Outlet Is Even More Complicated Than You Think

Getting A 110-Foot-Tall Christmas Tree To The Citadel Outlet Is Even More Complicated Than You Think

The massive tree gets filled out with branches from other trees that are placed in holes all over the trunk.

22 Things To Do This Thanksgiving Weekend And None Of Them Involve Eating Turkey

22 Things To Do This Thanksgiving Weekend And None Of Them Involve Eating Turkey

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, complete with faux snow and paddle-boarding Santas. We've also got plenty of non-holiday options.

This Unofficial Eric Garcetti 'Urban Latino Beat' Song Means The 2020 Campaign Is Here

This Unofficial Eric Garcetti 'Urban Latino Beat' Song Means The 2020 Campaign Is Here

Some of Garcetti's supporters are REALLY excited. And they're putting that excitement in song.

Did An Arts Teacher Make A Difference In Your Life? Tell Us About Them

Did An Arts Teacher Make A Difference In Your Life? Tell Us About Them

Maybe they introduced you to music or dance or theater or crayons. We want to hear your story.

LA's LGBT Seniors Are Learning Comedy From A 'Tragically Hetero' Teacher

LA's LGBT Seniors Are Learning Comedy From A 'Tragically Hetero' Teacher

They're breaking L.A.'s history -- and what may be the current status quo -- of young straight cisgender stand-up.

Christmas At Disneyland Explained In 15 Photos

Christmas At Disneyland Explained In 15 Photos

It's the merriest place on Earth.

SoCal's Brightest Holiday Lights And Where To Find Them

SoCal's Brightest Holiday Lights And Where To Find Them

From theme parks, zoos and gardens to boat parades, Candy Cane Lanes and shopping malls, here's where to get lit.

15 Things To Do In LA This Thanksgiving Week

15 Things To Do In LA This Thanksgiving Week

It's time to press pause and give thanks, yes, even for this crazy beautiful world. Here are ways to give back, get some yuks or find some fun.

Road-Tripping With California's Poet Laureate (Who Helped Invent The Jello Jiggler!)

Road-Tripping With California's Poet Laureate (Who Helped Invent The Jello Jiggler!)

During Dana Gioia's tenure, he made it a point to visit every one of California's 58 counties.

The Doo Dah Parade Queen's Beauty Routine Is All About Social Justice

The Doo Dah Parade Queen's Beauty Routine Is All About Social Justice

She does work for the U.N. and is active in her community. Find out what a different kind of queen looks like.

What It Means For Green Lantern To Be A Heroic Cop (In Space) In 2018

What It Means For Green Lantern To Be A Heroic Cop (In Space) In 2018

Superstar writer Grant Morrison acknowledges that having a cop as a hero -- even one from outer space -- has a different meaning right now.

26 Fabulous Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

26 Fabulous Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

It's not even Thanksgiving but the holiday season is here with Christmas movies, twinkly lights and tons of craft markets. Plus, plenty of non-seasonal fun.

Street Artists Call Out Alleged #MeToo Perpetrators On LA Theater Marquees

Street Artists Call Out Alleged #MeToo Perpetrators On LA Theater Marquees

They were put up in the dark of night, calling out everyone from Harvey Weinstein to Quentin Tarantino.

Marvel's Stan Lee, Master Of Comic Book Hype, Dies At 95

Marvel's Stan Lee, Master Of Comic Book Hype, Dies At 95

Spider-Man. The Hulk. The X-Men. Without Stan Lee, none of them exist.

21 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

21 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

Free parks for vets, etymology for word nerds and French dips and crack pie for foodies.

A Thousand Oaks College Was About To Stage A Play About Columbine. Then The Borderline Shooting Happened

A Thousand Oaks College Was About To Stage A Play About Columbine. Then The Borderline Shooting Happened

Will the show go on? Should it? Cal Lutheran theater professor Brett Elliott is torn.

26 Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend

26 Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend

Explore the art and architecture of SoCal neighborhoods from Inglewood to Pasadena. Get your fix at a coffee confab. Honor the military veterans in your life.

How Fake Teeth And Fosse Walks Transformed Rami Malek Into Freddie Mercury

How Fake Teeth And Fosse Walks Transformed Rami Malek Into Freddie Mercury

He did lengthy movement coaching sessions, put on prosthetic teeth and hair, and spent endless hours watching video.

Hugh Jackman And Jason Reitman Talk Media, Authenticity And Gary Hart's 'Superpower'

Hugh Jackman And Jason Reitman Talk Media, Authenticity And Gary Hart's 'Superpower'

The media didn't always cover politics the way it does now. Hugh Jackman plays defamed politician Gary Hart in "The Front Runner."

18 Awesome Things To Do This Week in Southern California

18 Awesome Things To Do This Week in Southern California

Music fills the fall air, the Cinerama Dome celebrates its 55th birthday and there's lots of food talk.

The Video Game That Turns Everyone Who Plays It Into A Gentrifying Raccoon

The Video Game That Turns Everyone Who Plays It Into A Gentrifying Raccoon

Donut County creator Ben Esposito developed the game based on what he saw living in Highland Park.

LA's Best Korean Spas Are Waiting To Make Your Dry, Chapped Skin As Dewy As A Baby's Butt

LA's Best Korean Spas Are Waiting To Make Your Dry, Chapped Skin As Dewy As A Baby's Butt

Disconnect from the dystopia of the real world with a soak, a scrub and a lot of sweat.

Essay: Reflecting On The 1 Year Anniversary Of LAist's Shutdown

Essay: Reflecting On The 1 Year Anniversary Of LAist's Shutdown

We wept. We cursed the heavens. We regrouped.

The Amazing Santa Monica Prop Shop That's Rarely Open

The Amazing Santa Monica Prop Shop That's Rarely Open

"You would take me for granted if I was open regular hours."

Los Angeles Football Club Is In The MLS Playoffs -- And LA Sports Fans Could Use A Win

Los Angeles Football Club Is In The MLS Playoffs -- And LA Sports Fans Could Use A Win

This is Los Angeles Football Club's inaugural season in Major League Soccer and they wound up taking third place in the Western conference.

Why These 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Fans Bought A Billboard Next To Disneyland

Why These 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Fans Bought A Billboard Next To Disneyland

Some fans are holding on as hard as Peter Quill held onto that Walkman -- they bought a billboard near Disneyland.

22 Of The Coolest Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

22 Of The Coolest Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

Choose from a bunch of off-the-beaten path happenings, fall art events and Día de los Muertos celebrations. Plus, the holiday marketplace season has begun.

LA Film Festival Calls It Quits After 18 Years

LA Film Festival Calls It Quits After 18 Years

Last month's L.A. Film Festival will be the last one.

Now You Can Visit The 'Stranger Things' Maze At Universal -- Without The Jump Scares

Now You Can Visit The 'Stranger Things' Maze At Universal -- Without The Jump Scares

"Ooh! Stranger Things! And it's part of... Halloween Horror Nights? Uh oh."

The Chillest Halloween Playlist That Absolutely Will Not Scare You

The Chillest Halloween Playlist That Absolutely Will Not Scare You

This is for the Halloween homebodies. May it help pass the awkward silences between strangers demanding candy.

Where To Celebrate Día De Los Muertos In Los Angeles

Where To Celebrate Día De Los Muertos In Los Angeles

Celebrate life and honor those who have passed at these Day of the Dead celebrations.

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