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The 86th Annual Academy Awards: A List of The Nominations

Before the crack of dawn in Los Angeles this morning, the entertainment press corps headed to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills for the nominations announcement of the 86th Annual Academy Awards, presented by actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

Rosanne Cash Gets Personal in KCRW's Apogee Session and on Latest Album

On Thursday night, LAist was invited to check out KCRW's first Apogee Session of the year with music scion Rosanne Cash, who performed an intimate acoustic set with songs from her new album.

Our 15 Favorite Events Happening In Los Angeles This Week

There’s plenty of stuff to do this week in LA, even while Hollywood recovers from its post-Golden Globes hangover. The Weekly Agenda is our take on our favorite events happening throughout the city this week, giving you more time to plan your extra-curricular schedule. Read on for all the details.

18 Things To Do In Los Angeles This Weekend

LAist gets a lot of event announcements, and we comb through them all to bring you a curated list of what’s happening in LA this weekend. There are a number of film and art openings that piqued our interest this weekend, including five art openings in Chinatown’s Chung King road on Saturday night alone. Read on for all the details.

PaleyFest 2014 Includes 'Veronica Mars,' and 'Lost' Reunions; 'Orange is the New Black,' 'Masters of Sex' and More

This morning the Center announced the full 2014 lineup of shows—and the schedule looks pretty awesome. The festival opens on March 13 with a 'Veronica Mars Reunion' and closes on March 28 with 'American Horror Story: Coven.'

12 Things to Do in Los Angeles This Week

Happy first full week of 2014! Here's your Weekly Agenda, LA. It’s our take on our favorite events happening throughout the city this week, giving you more time to plan your extra-curricular schedule. We’ll be back later this week to help you plan the weekend, too. Read on for all the details.

Spending Sunday at the ArcLight with Leo DiCaprio and 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Leonardo DiCaprio spent part of Sunday night discussing his film 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' in front of a packed Cinerama Dome audience, He talked about the film, working with Martin Scorcese and ham and K-Y Jelly.

14 Things to Do in Los Angeles This Weekend

LAist gets a lot of event announcements, and we comb through them all to bring you a curated list of what’s happening in LA this weekend. There are a number of film, music and art openings that piqued our interest, including Zongo Junction, Chicano Batman and others playing at the Bootleg and art by Dan Goodsell at Gallery1988. Read on for all the details.

Your Ultimate Guide To January: 20 Fun Events Happening In Los Angeles

Now that the holidays are over, events are picking up again around the city. We found a number of notable happenings in January and are here to help you plan your social calendar.

Our 9 Favorite Film Performances Of 2013

We wanted to tack one more year-end film list, too, especially since members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences began casting their Oscar nomination ballots last week. LAist wanted to call attention to nine of our favorite performances from this past year that have been overlooked so far this awards season.

Weekly Agenda: 9 of our Favorite Events This Week

Here is the holiday edition of your Weekly Agenda, LA. It’s our take on our favorite events happening throughout the city this week, giving you more time to plan your extra-curricular schedule (especially if you have guests in town). We’ll be back later this week to help you plan the weekend, too. Read on for all the details.

Weekend Planner: 11 Things to Do in L.A.

LAist gets a lot of event announcements—the good, the bad and the downright ugly. We comb through them to bring you this curated list of what’s happening in LA this weekend. It’s a little quiet this holiday weekend, but there are still quite a few interesting options:

Weekly Agenda: 11 of our Favorite Events This Week

Here is the holiday edition of your Weekly Agenda, LA. It’s our take on our favorite events happening throughout the city this week, giving you more time to plan your extra-curricular schedule (especially if you have guests in town). We’ll be back later this week to help you plan the weekend, too. Read on for all the details.

Weekend Planner: 12 Things to Do in LA

LAist gets a lot of event announcements—the good, the bad and the downright ugly. We comb through them to bring you this curated list of what’s happening in LA this weekend.

Weekly Agenda: 12 Things to Do in LA This Week

Here is your Weekly Agenda, LA. It’s a look at some of our favorite events happening throughout the city this week, giving you more time to plan your extra-curricular schedule. We’ll be back later this week to help you plan the weekend, too. Read on for all the details.

The Sex Pistols will Change Your Life: Shepard Fairey's Subliminal Projects Opens Sid Vicious-Inspired Art Show

Sid Vicious, bassist for the Sex Pistols, lived a short, tumultuous life that tragically ended in 1979 with a heroin overdose. Though he was only 21, he remains a larger-than-life punk icon. Tonight, Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects opens the show, 'SID: Superman Is Dead.'

Weekend Planner: 16 Things to Do in LA

LAist gets a lot of event announcements—the good, the bad and the downright ugly. We comb through them to bring you this curated list of what’s happening in LA this weekend.

Weekly Agenda: 15 Things to Do in LA This Week

Here is your Weekly Agenda, LA. It’s our take on our favorite events happening throughout the city this week, giving you more time to plan your extra-curricular schedule. We’ll be back later this week to help you plan the weekend, too. Read on for all the details.

Weekend Planner: 18 Things To Do In Los Angeles

LAist gets a lot of event announcements—the good, the bad and the downright ugly. We comb through them to bring you this curated list of what’s happening in LA this weekend, from art openings to roller derby to a Dr. Who party and a Beck songbook played by the LA Phil. Read on for all the details and have a great weekend!

Beam Down to the Paley Center for 'Star Trek: the Art of Juan Ortiz'

Artist and illustrator Juan Ortiz is a lifelong 'Star Trek' fan, and in an homage to 'Star Trek: The Original Series' (or TOS for those in the know), he created original posters to embody each of the 79 episodes and the pilot.

Our 18 Favorite Events Happening in Los Angeles This Week

Here is your Weekly Agenda, LA. It’s our take on our favorite events happening throughout the city this week, giving you more time to plan your extra-curricular schedule. We’ll be back later this week to help you plan the weekend, too. This week's column features a number of great film, lit and comedy picks, including a new True Blood book release (with cast members in attendance); a Live Read at LACMA with guest director David Wain; and a Haiyan Typhoon benefit for UNICEF. Read on for all the details.

Weekend Planner: 15 Things to Do in LA

LAist gets a lot of event announcements—the good, the bad and the downright ugly. We comb through them to bring you this curated list of what’s happening in LA this weekend, from festivals in Venice to art openings and discussions, comedy shows and even a sleepover for a five-hour Andy Warhol film. Read on for all the details and have a great weekend!

5 Questions for Celeb Photographer Tyler Shields

Most photographers, when working the red carpet or staging photo shoots with celebrities, try to capture the glamorous, beautiful and the other-wordly qualities that separate stars from us mere mortals. But for L.A.-based photographer and filmmaker Tyler Shields, his idea of the money shot is a little different. In addition to lipstick and stilettos, he accentuates his photos with blood, black eyes and weapons.

Weekly Agenda: Our 15 Favorite Things Happening in L.A. This Week

Here is your Weekly Agenda, LA. It’s our take on our favorite events happening throughout the city this week, giving you more time to plan your extra-curricular schedule. We’ll be back later this week to help you plan the weekend, too. This week's column features a number of great film, lit and comedy picks, including the start of the LA Comedy Fest, a discussion with Roy Choi, a college toga party at the Getty Villa and The Milk Carton Kids Review at Largo. Read on for all the details.

Bike Art + Craft Beer = An Awesome Saturday Night with ARTCRANK-LA

ARTCRANK, a poster art exhibition and party dedicated to promoting bike culture in various cities, originated in Minneapolis in 2007, and made its debut in LA last year. ARTCRANK-LA returns tomorrow for its show at Space 15 Twenty from 4-10 pm featuring the works of more than 30 LA artists and designers.

Weekend Planner: 16 Things to Do in L.A.

We've combed through A LOT of press releases to find 16 really great events happening in LA this weekend, from DesignerCon to Bent-Con to Mike Doughty singing new/old Soul Coughing songs. Check out the massive list:

Film Review: 'A Case of You' (aka Facebook Stalking as a Romantic Comedy)

At first, 'A Case of You’s' premise is cute, honing in on the whole dating in the age of the Internet / social media. Writer Sam (Justin Long) is a loveable loser who’s crushing on his quirky local barista Birdie (Evan Rachel Wood).

Our 15 Favorite Events Happening in Los Angeles This Week

Here is your Weekly Agenda, LA. It’s a listing of our favorite events happening throughout the city this week, giving you more time to plan your extra-curricular schedule. We’ll be back later this week to help you plan the weekend. This week's column features a number of great music and film picks, including shows by Blitzen Trapper and Mazzy Star as well as the start of the AFI Fest. Read on for all the details.

Michael Polish Talks 'Big Sur' and Kerouac on the Big Screen

Novelist and poet Jack Kerouac, one of the best-known voices of the Beat Generation, has had an onscreen resurgence lately, including this weekend's 'Big Sur,' directed by Michael Polish.

Weekend Planner: 14 Things to Do Once You've Recovered from Halloween

If you’re not too hungover from Halloween festivities last night (or you think you can rally), then check out these great happenings in LA tonight through Sunday. Read on for all the details.

Our 10 Favorite Events Happening This Week In Los Angeles

We're playing around with ways to let you know of some of the best events happening in LA. Here are 10 of our favorite events happening this week (through Thursday), and we’ll be back to help you plan the weekend. This week's column features a number of Halloween-themed events, but we couldn't list them all, so check out an earlier column of Halloween suggestions or feel free to post other suggestions in the comments section below.

Weekend Planner: 11 Things to Do in LA

Need help planning your weekend? LAist is here to help. We've picked the 11 best bets in music, film, art, parties and more. From Halloween costume parties and balls to an outdoor screening of 'The Shining.' Read on for all the details.

Photos: Hanksy Leaves it to Bieber in LA

While New York may be a little (too?) preoccupied with Banksy right now, one of our favorite street artists Tom Hanksy has slipped back into LA twice this month leaving his lol-worthy pop culture art around town.

5 Things to Do Tonight in LA

Here's the short, but sweet lowdown on what's happening in LA tonight, from an outdoor noir screening under the Broadway Street Bridge to a multimedia performance at REDCAT to Davy Rothbart and the Ladies of Rap. Read on for all the details.

5 Things to Do in L.A. Tonight

Here's a short but sweet list of what's happening in LA today, from a lit crawl to another installment of LAMVF. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: James Blake in Concert, Halloween Variety Shows, Horror Writers Panel Discussion and 'Nosferatu'

Here are our Tuesday night event picks—the short list of things to check out in LA tonight, including James Blake in concert; a poetry reading by Amir Or; competing Halloween variety shows at the Virgil and Skinny’s Lounge; Horror Writers Association members talk about all things dark; and Cinefamily screens the German expressionist classic Nosferatu. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Doug Benson Doesn't Interrupt a 'Cheap Thrills' Screening, The Moth's GrandSLAM and An Sho(w) Comedy

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight: A new weekly comedy standup show begins at Molly Malone’s; The Moth’s GrandSLAM storytelling winner will be crowned; Doug Benson tapes his podcast and doesn’t interrupt the screening of the film Cheap Thrills during its LA premiere; and Jinx headlines It’s a School Night at Bardot. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: New Show at Gallery1988, a Moonlight Hike, Walk the Moon in Concert, a Death Salon and Lionel Richie

Happy Friday! Here’s what’s happening in LA tonight—music by Walk the Moon and The Mowgli’s at the Palladium; Lionel Richie closes his fall tour at the Hollywood Bowl. Gallery1988 opens a new art show; the LA Phil offers a great dinner/concert pairing; a moonlight hike; and a death salon. Read on for all the details.

Film Review: '12 Years a Slave' is a Brutal Tale of Survival of the Human Spirit

The Academy might as well drop Chiwetel Ejiofor’s name in an Oscar nomination slot today for his portrayal of a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the pre-Civil War era drama '12 Years a Slave.' And while they’re at it, they might as well go ahead and write in Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o for supporting actor nominations, too. Or Paul Dano and Alfre Woodard. Yes, this star-studded ensemble is that good.

Fest-a-palooza: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Tenacious D Curate Festivals This Weekend

So October is a great month for festivals (music, art, beer, etc.) and this weekend is no exception. There are two happenings—one thrown by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and another by Tenacious D—that especially pique our interest.

Pencil This In: 'True Tales of Love and Lust,' La Femme Film Fest, Duff McKagan's Return and Cole Stratton's 140 Characters

Here’s our short list of what’s happening tonight in LA: The 9th Annual La Femme International Film Festival opens; the Los Angeles Review of Books celebrates its foray into print; Cole Stratton riffs 140 characters in under an hour; and Duff McKagan returns to the Sunset Strip for a show (with his daughter’s band as one of the openers). Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Robert Wilson Performs John Cage's 'Lecture on Nothing,' a Dim Mak Party and 'Notes from the Tribe' Art

Here are our Tuesday night event picks—the short list of things to check out in LA tonight, including a pop-up art exhibit of Will Deutsch’s work at Gabba Gabba Gallery; a night of music at Dim Mak studios; a performance of John Cage’s Lecture on Nothing by Robert Wilson; a conversation between Frank Gehry and Esa-Pekka Salonen; and storytelling from The Moth and Erotic Fan Fiction. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Scary Short Films, 'Hands on a Hard Body,' Elizabeth Gilbert Signing and MUSE/IQUE Plays the Beatles

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in today in LA: Film events include the Shorts-n-Stuff film series that features four scary short films, Hands on a Hard Body continues its run at Cinefamily; author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) discusses and signs her latest book at The Grove; MUSE/IQUE deconstructs the Beatles; and music for a school night. Read on for all the details:

Pencil This In: Music by Mystery Skulls, 'Coming Soon' Art Opening, 'The Omen' in 35mm and a Psychic Barber

Happy Friday! There are a ridiculous number of cool events happening tonight in LA. Film events include a free screening of Snoopy Come Home! and a special presentation of The Omen with Richard Donner in person. Music events include: Mystery Skulls and Miami Horror at Culture Collide Festival and the LA Opera’s Einstein on the Beach. Art events at ArtNight Pasadena, Meltdown Comics and at the Barker Hanger. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Culture Collide Festival, Free Press Discussion, Documentary Films, Kennedy Administration Talk Show

Here’s our list of what’s happening tonight in LA: Great discussions on First Amendment and free press at the Crawford Family Forum; a walking tour in DTLA around the Union Rescue Mission; a Pioneer DJ Art Mix fundraiser during the Downtown Art Walk; a variety show with The Kennedy Administration; a conversation with author Allan Gurganus; stories that you’ll never want mom to hear; and the Culture Collide Festival opens. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: 'War Horse' Opens at the Pantages; Debating 'Girls vs. Golden Girls' at Nerdmelt and a One-Act Play Series

Here are our favorite events happening in LA tonight, including a night of music by singer songwriter Mark Wilkinson at the Hotel Cafe and strangeheart (who helps open the new bar Honeycut). Also on tap: A one-act play series opens in Sherman Oaks; War Horse returns to Hollywood for a limited engagement; comedy tonight takes on a great debate on ‘Girls vs. The Golden Girls; Tom Papa records his radio show live and a free screening of ‘Museum Hours.’ Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Bel-Air Film Fest Begins; Gogol Bordello, Crystal Antlers in Concert; and an Iron Comic Competition

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in today in LA: Film events include the start of the Bel-Air Film Festival and the next installment of Benson's Interruption. Music tonight includes The Waterboys, Crystal Antlers and Gogol Bordello, and Andy Clockwise, among others, and there's an Iron Comic competition, where only one comedian can reign supreme. Read on for all the details:

Our Favorite Kitschmeister Charles Phoenix Leads Chinatown Tour at CicLAvia (Photos)

So now that we learned that CicLAvia isn’t just for bikers anymore, we parked our two-wheeler for about an hour yesterday to join SoCal’s unofficial pop culture historian Charles Phoenix on a “tour-ette” of Los Angeles’ Chinatown.

Library Foundation's 'My Moby Dick' Promises to be one Whale of a Party

For the past month, the Los Angeles Public Library has been celebrating the Herman Melville classic 'Moby-Dick' with various events and activities. Now tonight (Oct. 5) on the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, the Library Foundation throws an epic ending for this whale of a tale.

Pencil This In: 'Wicked Lit' Opens in a Cemetery; Podcast Fest Begins; Pajama Party for a Cause and Weekend Festivals

Happy Friday! There are a ridiculous number of cool events happening tonight in LA. Film events include a Q&A with Kevin Smith and director Matthew Johnson after a screening of The Dirties; a showcase of German films; and a screening of The Sting. Music events include Travis and Bob Schneider in concert; theater events include play readings and a performance in a cemetery. There’s also a couple of music and art festivals and a pajama party. Read on for all the details.

5 Things To Do At Sunday's CicLAvia Without a Bicycle

After a successful outing down Wilshire Boulevard in June, the city’s popular CicLAvia returns to where it all started this Sunday—closing down 7.5 miles of streets in Downtown Los Angeles for The Heart of LA edition.

Talking Music and Bathrooms at the 'CBGB' Red Carpet Premiere

LAist was on the red carpet Tuesday night at the ArcLight Hollywood for the L.A. premiere of 'CBGB', a film about the famous—and infamous—New York nightclub founded in 1973 by the late Hilly Kristal.

Pencil This In: Matt Nathanson, Joshua Radin in Concert, West African Cinema Series, 'A Suicide Note for Life' Book Launch

Here’s our short list of what’s happening tonight in LA. Loyola Marymount University and LACMA team up for a new film series Caméras d’Afrique; Matt Nathanson and Joshua Radin are in concert; there’s a book release event for A Suicide Note for Life; and comedy, crafting and fun at the Sunset Strip Market. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Frightened Rabbit, Augustines in Concert; Contemporary Classical Music; 30 Nights of Horror Flicks

Here are our favorite events happening in LA tonight, including a night of music with Frightened Rabbit and Augustines; two photography exhibitions open at The Getty; 30 nights of horror movies from across America begin tonight at Cinefamily; contemporary classical music with Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and Hauschka; and storytelling with The Moth. Read on for all the details.

Hot Ticket: 'Castle' Cast and Producers at the Paley Center

One of the hottest tickets in town last night just might surprise you. When the Paley Center in Beverly Hills announced last month that it would host the cast and creators of ABC’s television show 'Castle' for a third time, tickets were snapped up in minutes. We heard in the press line (which was also more crowded than usual) that some fans had begun waiting in line to get front-row seats to the event at 2 am!

Pencil This In: Free Music Shows, a Fall Bourbon Special, 'Super-Overactive Imagination' Comedy and Tango Lessons

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in today in LA: Nick+Stef’s launches a new fall special that salutes bourbon; free music tonight at the Silverlake Lounge and at Bardot for It’s a School Night; a comedy web series launch event with live stand-up; free tango lessons and a Paley event with the cast and producers of ABC’s Castle. Read on for all the details:

Pencil This In: Q&As with Nicole Holofcener, 'Wedding Palace' Cast; Music by TNAF, The Colourist and Glenn Tilbrook

Here’s the short list of what’s happening tonight in LA to help get your weekend started right. We found a lot of great film Q&As happening tonight from Nicole Holofcener on Enough Said to the cast of the new Korean-American comedy Wedding Palace to director Jacob Kornbluth talking about his doc Inequality for All. There’s also performance pieces at LAX, a free movie at the Santa Monica Pier, a salute to playwright Terrence McNally, a solo show by Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze. Also playing tonight: The Naked and Famous with The Colourist and NO. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Return of 'The Mack'; Film Noir Under a Bridge; Hanson in Concert and a Burlesque Workshop

Here’s our short list of what’s happening tonight in LA. There’s an abundance of films, from the 40th anniversary screening of The Mack, to animation picked by Ren and Stimpy creator John K., to film noir classic Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place. It’s also the end of the line for Station-to-Station art project at Union Station, Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Corolla kick of the Feast of San Gennaro and a Burlesque workshop at Hustler Hollywood. Read on for all the details.

TV Host and Food Blogger Claire Thomas Talks Food Porn, Social Media and Go-to Date Recipes

Claire Thomas is the prolific blogger behind The Kitchy Kitchen, host of ABC's 'Food for Thought' and a food commercial director. As if that weren't enough, she also recently launched the cooking tip YouTube channel10 Second Living. Catch Thomas this weekend in-person at the WeHo Book Fair.

Pencil This In: After-school Specials on the Big Screen, Bird Watching, Radar LA's 'Hospital' and a Lit Death Match

Here are our favorite events happening in LA tonight, including a Literary Death Match, a joint theater performance by the Los Angeles Poverty Department and Wunderbaum; a West Coast premiere of Pablo; after-school specials on the big screen; a Grindhouse Film Fest on Hong Kong gang films; a little bird talking and walking; and live performances by stand-up comics of the All Things Comedy Podcast. Read on for all the details.

Emmys 2013 Press Room Recap: Our Favorite Quotes

LAist had a backstage seat inside the Emmys 2013 pressroom, and we were able to catch a few candid comments from the winners—without the worry of being cut off by the band mid-speech. Here are some of our favorite quotes.

Pencil This In: Peter Mehlman, Richard Kramer on TV and Book Writing, Social Media Week and Music for a Monday

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in today in LA: Social Media Week is underway; Peter Mehlman and Richard Kramer talk about their transition from TV to book writing; music at the Silverlake Lounge tonight with La Dolce Vita, the Mo-Odds and the Moderates; music and spoken word benefits for LA Zine Fest at Pehrspace; Middle Eastern frame drumming J.A.M. Session; Susanne Sundfør headlines It’s a School Night. Read on for all the details.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Does Triple Duty In 'Don Jon,' His Film About A Porn-Addicted Bartender

At an Indie Focus Screening event at the Sundance Sunset Cinemas on Thursday night, we had a chance to watch an advance screening of 'Don Jon.' scheduled for release next week. Following the film, there was a conversation and Q&A with Gordon-Levitt as well as the film’s cinematographer Thomas Kloss, editor Lauren Zuckerman and composer Nathan Johnson.

Pencil This In: Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, a Beer Float Benefit, Thievery Corporation and Valerie June Concerts

Here’s the short list of what’s happening tonight in LA to help get your weekend started right— from a LACMA film series on The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema to special screenings of 'We Are What We Are' and 'Four.' Art openings tonight at Gallery1988 and Favorite Goods gallery in Chinatown. Music by Thievery Corporation and Valerie June. Lastly, Peddler’s & Ales mixes ice cream and beer for a good cause. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Found Films, Venice Art Crawl, Video Installations at Eichler Homes, Aimee Bender and Lost Moon Radio

We hate nights like tonight. There are just too many happenings around town that we can’t possibly get to...but you can. So here’s our not-so-short list: There’s an abundance of films, found films and film fests. Venice is having an art crawl, Lost Moon Radio performs, Kevin Pollack records his latest podcast Talkin’ Like Walken, Aimee Bender reads from her latest collection and video projections at Eichler's Balboa Highland Tract tonight and so much more...read on for the rest of our picks and all the details.

Pencil This In: Butch Walker at the Bootleg, Free 'Pussy Riot' Screening, Art Talk on Mike Kelley's 'Mobile Homestead'

Here are our favorite events happening in LA tonight, including an art discussion at SMMoA on Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead; a screening of Pussy Riot; music by Lee Dewyze and Butch Walker; comedy by Todd Barry; storytelling from The Moth or Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction; and variety and comedy at Victory Lap. Read on for all the details.

Fall TV Preview: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' is an Arresting Comedy

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' debuts on FOX tonight and it just might be the fall season’s best sitcom offering. (We’ve watched the pilot, and while we know that seasons are long, the show has a lot of things going for it.) Set in a Brooklyn precinct, the show is an ensemble workplace comedy that’s a mix between The Office and Police Academy with one big exception—these cops are actually, somehow, competent.

Fall TV Preview: Checking in with the Cast and Creators of 'The Tomorrow People'

At the PaleyFest Previews last week, LAist caught an advanced screening of a promising show on the CW: 'The Tomorrow People,' a re-boot of a children’s British sci-fi series from the 1970s.

Pencil This In: Greg Proops' Film Podcast; Short Film Fest Series Starts in NoHo; Depeche Mode Tribute Night

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in today in LA: Cinefamily hosts the Greg Proops Film Club and a screening of "Sexy Beast"; the “Shorts-n-Stuff” film festival begins tonight NoHo; Lily Kershaw and Dia Frampton play sets at The Hotel Cafe; a free screening of "Enough Said"; a Depeche Mode tribute show at The Roxy; music for a school night and the Ford holds an capoeira J.A.M. session. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: 'Friday the 13th' Mini-Marathon; Robert Brandenburg's Reappropriated Art, Comedy by Dan St. Germain

Here’s the short list of what’s happening tonight in LA to help get your weekend started right— from a Gallery1988 opening to a Sarah Polley double feature. There’s also a couple of free comedy shows for Dan St. Germain’s album recording, a Friday the 13th mini-marathon and a book signing at La Luz de Jesus. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: LA Shorts Festival Closes, Concerts with Jimmy Cliff, Body/Head and 'The Jungle Book' on the Big Screen

There’s an abundance of great events happening in LA tonight, including: the last summer concert at the SaMo Pier with reggae great Jimmy Cliff; the closing night screening and awards ceremony of the LA Shorts Festival; greeting card workshops at CAFAM; Body/Head (Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Bill Nace) perform new music at the Echo; Machine Project holds a DVD release party in DTLA; The Jungle Book hits the big screen for one night only; a young adult author panel at Skylight Books; and a conversation with Eli and Edith Broad. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: 30th Anniversary Screening of 'WarGames,' ABC Shows at PaleyFest, MK Asante in Conversation at ALOUD

Here are our favorite events happening in LA tonight, from a 30th anniversary screening of War Games with special guests; to the PaleyFest previews of ABC shows; to an evening of wine sampling and storytelling with The Moth; a panel discussion on SoCal’s food and design trends; a comedy virgin sacrifice on the Westside; a discussion on hip-hop and literature with MK Asante; a new evening of cocktails and DJs at Sadie; and an art and culinary history of gardening through the centuries at LACMA. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: 'That's Sexploitation' Screens, PaleyFest Previews Fox Fall TV, Music by Dear Boy, Dia Frampton and U.G.L.Y.

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in today in LA: Cinefamily screens a history of sex on film; the PaleyFest Previews focus on FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Yahoo! Screen launches eight new comedy series; Dear Boy holds its EP release party; Dia Frampton is at the Hotel Cafe and the Ford holds an accordion J.A.M. session. Read on for all the details.

Sometimes Smaller is Better: The 17th Annual LA Shorts Fest

Good things come in small packages. Or in the case of the latest film festival in town—short packages. LAist attended the opening night of the 17th annual Los Angeles International Short Film Festival at the Laemmle NoHo7 on Thursday night with a program that included a wide-ranging program, from comedy, animation, drama and documentary—with a few onscreen surprises.

Pencil This In: PaleyFest Previews CBS Fall Lineup, Jail Guitar Doors Benefit and Trekking LA's Byzantine Latino Quarter

Here’s the short list of what’s happening tonight in LA to help get your weekend started right. The PaleyFestPreviews with screenings and panel discussions begins tonight; Billy Bragg, Wayne Kramer, Tom Morello, Jackson Browne and others play a concert to benefit Jail Guitar Doors; LA Commons holds a trekking tour of the city’s Byzantine Latino Quarter; a new art gallery opening of up-and-coming illustrators in Highland Park; and an evening of somewhat true storytelling at NerdMelt. Read on for all the details.

Film Review: 'Hell Baby' is a Little Half-Baked

When we found out that the guys behind 'Reno 911'—Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon—were making their feature directing debut with the horror-comedy spoof Hell Baby, we jumped at the chance to see it. But maybe our expectations were too high.

Pencil This In: Doug Benson Interrupts 'Mommie Dearest,' LA Shorts Fest Opens, KPCC Forum Talks Vanity Vinyl and Records

There’s an abundance of great events happening in LA tonight, including: a free concert at the Santa Monica Pier with Gardens & Villa and Mr. Little Jeans; the opening of the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival; KPCC’s vinyl experience to the Crawford Family Forum; Doug Benson screens Mommie Dearest; SpecialH.com celebrates its launch with a happy hour at the DTLA standard. Read on for all the details:

Pencil This In: 'The Harder They Come' 40th Anniversary Screening, Music by Carly Ritter, White Lies

Here’s a short and sweet list of our favorite events in LA tonight, from a screening of The Harder They Come starring Jimmy Cliff; a night of music with Carly Ritter at the Hotel Cafe or an early acoustic set with White Lies at a free show at Amoeba. There’s also storytelling in Santa Monica with The Moth, and Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick wants you to come down to NerdMelt to help him test out a new game show @midnight. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Summer Send-off at the Bootleg, Cinecon 49 Screenings and Muscle Beach Competitions

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in today in LA—Labor Day Monday. There’s a day of music at the Bootleg Theater with The Decoders, Mystery Skulls and many others; bodybuilding competition finals at Venice’s Muscle Beach; Cinecon 49 wraps up rare film screenings at the Egyptian; and of course, there’s music for a school night. Read on for all the details.

Skip This Weekend's New Movies for 'Short Term 12'

This weekend’s new film releases leave a lot to be desired. Unless you’re a 1D fan who’s seeing 'This is Us' multiple times, your only other options are the the Eric Bana thriller 'Closed Circuit' or the Ethan Hawke-Selena Gomez action flick 'Getaway.' But we’d like to suggest another film released last week, that’s been flying a little under the radar—and deserves so much more attention.

Pencil This In: Jenny O at the Skirball; Lucky Dragons Plays Silent Film Screening and a Night of Vaudeville, Big Easy Style

We found a number of events tonight that are a great way to kick off the unofficial last weekend of summer. There are art openings; a concert at the Skirball with Jenny O and more; another concert in DTLA to benefit working families; a New Orleans’ 1930s vaudeville revival at the Ford; and Lucky Dragons accompanies the 1923 film Souls for Sale at the Echo Park Film Center’s Filmmobile’s next stop. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Trombone Shorty, Dustbowl Revival at the SaMo Pier, Dendê & Band at the Skirball and a 'Fish Fry'

Here's the short list of events happening tonight, including free concerts at the Skirball with Dendê & Band and at the Santa Monica Pier with Trombone Shorty and Dustbowl Revival; a Venice Art Walk Surf & Skate Silent Auction; and a variety show and music salon at Wacko / La Luz de Jesus.

Paley Center Previews Fall Network TV Shows With Special Screenings & Panels

Want a sneak peek at some of the networks’ upcoming fall TV shows and to watch live panels and Q&A sessions by cast and creative teams? The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills opens its 9th annual PaleyFestPreviews: Fall TV next Friday (Sept. 6) though Sept. 13.

Pencil This In: Webisode Screenings; A New Edition of 'Star Dreck,' ALT+J in Concert and a Date Night at Street

Here’s a short and sweet list of our favorite events in LA tonight, from a screening of Webisodes on the Westside; vaudeville, sideshow circus acts and burlesque at The Dragonfly; a tasty date night at Street and an evening of really bad Star Trek episodes. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: A Jim Kelly Martial Arts Double Feature, a Body Music J.A.M. Session and Selah Sue

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight, including a Jim Kelly martial arts double-feature; a body music J.A.M. session at the Ford; music by Selah Sue and Bushwalla; a Bon Jovi tribute night at the Roxy; and music for a school night with Ghostlight Orchestra, Rainy Milo and Folks. Read on for all the details.

Adam (and Celeste) Goldberg Talk Social Media, Music and The Goldberg Sisters' Latest Album 'Strangers Morning'

We had a chance to quiz actor-writer-director-photographer-musician Adam Goldberg (Saving Private Ryan, Two Days In Paris, Dazed and Confused) and his [imaginary] twin sister Celeste about the latest installment of the musical project The Goldberg Sisters.

Pencil This In: 'Short Term 12' Screenings and Q&As, Chocolate and Donuts Pairings and Fiesta la Ballona Opens

We found a number of events tonight that are a great way to kick off the weekend. There’s an evening donut and chocolate pairings in Culver City; a Q&A and screening with cast and director of Short Term 12; a screening of the film noir classic Kiss Me Deadly; a stand-up comedy tour in the LBC, a fiesta and a night dedicated to the contemporary culture of Mexico through music and film. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Tenacious D at Everything Is Fest, Mr. Men Little Miss Art Show, Risk Storytelling and the Polyphonic Spree

There’s an abundance of comedy and music events happening in LA tonight, including an evening with Tenacious D as part of the Everything Is festival; free concerts at the Skirball and at the Santa Monica Pier; a live chat show with The Kennedy Administration; an evening of risky storytelling with guests that include Greg Proops and Michael Showalter; the opening of the Class of Chicago comedy fest; a group pop art exhibition dedicated to Mr. Men Little Miss; and The Polyphonic Spree in concert. Read on for all the details.

Join Simon Pegg, Nick Frost & Edgar Wright In A Riotous Crawl To 'The World's End'

The sci-fi comedy 'The World's End' re-teams director Edgar Wright with actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost after successful outings with 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz' (2007). And once again, the triumvirate has created a brilliantly funny and action-packed movie.

No Beer Goggles Needed: Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson Are 'Drinking Buddies'

The premise of the drama-comedy 'Drinking Buddies' is simple: Will two co-workers Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson) cheat on or ditch their respective significant others? Writer-director Joe Swanberg’s latest feature shows that sometimes, like in real life, the answer is...complicated.

Pencil This In: Official Edgar Wright Art Show, Erotic Storytelling, Frederick Forsyth at Writers Bloc and ESPN's 'The 99ers'

Here are our event picks in LA tonight: an art show opens that celebrates the films of Edgar Wright; storytelling with The Moth and Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction; Writers Bloc welcomes spy novelist Frederick Forsyth; music tonight by Strange Talk, a four-piece electro-pop Australian band and New Orleans’ own Jon Batiste. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: ThreadCrawl Begins; Hollyshorts and Everything is Terrible Film Fests Continue and Dogfish Head Beer

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight, including the start of a weeklong ThreadCrawl; the continuation of both the Hollyshorts and the Everthing is Terrible film festivals; salsa dancing under the stars at the Ford; and music for a school night with Ulrich Schnauss, The Colourist and more. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Everything Is Terrible Festival, An Iron Comic Competition, Latin Music Showcase and an Alice Cooper Cover Tribute

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight, including an edition of the Iron Comic live game show with Kumail Nanjiani, Pete Holmes and more; the beginning of the Everything Is festival, celebrating found films and ephemera; the launch of Ray’s and Stark Bar’s new water menu, with tasting menu option; and music for a school night with Cloud Control and Peach Kings. Read on for all the details.

Our Favorite Photos from the 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival

The Sunset Strip was shut down on Saturday (Aug. 3) for the climax to the sixth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF). We hear that diehard fans of headliners Linkin Park rushed through the gates when they opened at 11 am to stake their spot nearest the main stage. It was probably a wise decision with the crowd that gathered en mass for the finale

Pencil This In: Sundance's Next Weekend Continues, Brews at the Zoo, Modernist Music and YA Writers/Comics at Nerdmelt

We found a number of events tonight that are a great way to kick off the weekend. There’s an evening of beer tastings at the Zoo, a YA (young adult) author/comedy night; a disco dance revolution at the Music Center; a post-classical / modernist music concert; the rock sensibilities of Foals at the Wiltern, Sundance’s Next Weekend festival and an Echo Park Film Center Filmmobile screening. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Sundance's Next Weekend Film Festival, Lost and Found Films, and Music by The Heavy, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

There’s an abundance of film and music events happening in LA tonight, including the opening of the Sundance: Next Weekend festival with a special double feature screening; the Lost & Found Film Club is at Cinefamily; and a screening of short films/video that looks at censorship in the Middle East. On the music side, there are shows with The Heavy, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Sean Wheeler of Throw Rag and Zander Schloss and The Garifuna Collective. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Music by The Deadly Gentlemen, Palma Violets; The Moth Storytelling; and a Book on University Park History

Here's a short, but sweet list of events happening in LA tonight: There's an evening of storytelling on "the rush" with The Moth; a discussion on fashion and food with Scott Sternberg and Kevin West; a look at University Park history; a printmaking learning session; and music by The Dangerous Gentlemen and Palma Violets.

Pencil This In: August Music Residencies, a Dance J.A.M. Session and Paul Schrader in Person for 'The Canyons'

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight, including the beginning of music residencies from The Cooling Time to The Janks; Paul Schrader in person for a screening of The Canyons; a free J.A.M. session that focuses on modern dance. Read on for all the details.

No Zonks! Behind the Scenes with 'Let's Make a Deal'

LAist found the perfect solution to every Angeleno's dilemma: What to do with friends and relatives visiting from out of town after you've shuttled them to all the usual places? Beaches, the Getty, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood & Highland, etc., have all been checked off the to-do list. What next? Well, how about a TV taping of the game show 'Let's Make a Deal' (LMAD) where they have a chance to win cash, prizes—or at least great stories to tell the folks back home.

Magical Moment in L.A.: A Stevie Wonder Surprise at Grand Performances

Last night’s packed Grand Performances at California Plaza was providing plenty of memorable moments. L.A.’s own Ozomatli served as the “house band” to celebrate the Los Angeles Public Library’s exhibit, "Songs in the Key of LA." And then Stevie Wonder stepped onstage.

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