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  • Arts and Entertainment
    Attendees of the 2011 Edwardian Ball, held in San Francisco in January. Photo by Neil Girling - TheBlight.net This Saturday night The Edwardian Ball returns to Los Angeles at the Music Box (Fonda). This will be the second Edwardian Ball in LA (the previous one was in January 2009) but the event has become an annual tradition in San Francisco, where they recently held their 11th consecutive ball. The Edwardian Ball was inspired by...
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    There's no shortage of excellent Halloween party options for Angelenos this weekend, but one of the most interesting looks to be the Do LaB's Halloween Bash at the Fonda this Saturday, featuring a performance by Beats Antique. No matter the season, a typical Beats Antique show looks like a Halloween costume party— featuring dancers wearing crazy animal heads, etc… so you can only imagine what kind of craziness they'll bring for a Halloween show. And good news for tribal fusion bellydance fans… it seems that Zoe Jakes has fully recovered from her illness and a busted toe and will be at full strength when she performs with Beats Antique. Opening acts include electronic artists Eliot Lipp and Jeremy Sole.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    (Part 2 of a 2-part review, focusing on the festival's music. To read about the planning, see part 1) The great thing about large, multi-stage, multi-genre music festivals like Coachella or Outside Lands is that at any given time, 3-4 acts are playing simultaneously. This allows people to, in a sense, curate their own personal version of that festival. You and a couple friends could each go off on your own and have completely different experiences, and perhaps none of you even saw any of the same bands as the others. Yet, you all had a great time, and were able to meet up for a beer and a burger at some point.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    (This is part 1 of a 2-part review, focusing on the festival's planning. To read about the music, see part 2) Recently, the 3rd edition of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival was held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and LAist was there to see if our neighbors to the north can put on a festival that compares with our own legendary Coachella fest. And the answer is yes... yes, they most certainly can.
  • Food
    What do the Kogi BBQ truck and the World Cup have in common? Well, if you've seen the hungry crowds that Kogi attracts, you could say it's something of a spectator sport. And both celebrate different nationalities coming together for something good. But that's where the similarities end. So, is there any way to combine these two seemingly disparate phenomena? ESPN wanted to find out, and the result of their Kogi/World Cup mash-up, the ESPN...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Tonight there will be a special screening of the music documentary The Heart Is A Drum Machine at the American Cinematheque (Egyptian Theatre) at 7:30 PM. The movie was made by the same folks who created the quirky, popular 2006 doc Moog, and features a long list of musicians and actors, including Wayne Coyne, Jason Schwartzman, Elijah Wood, Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    The Range Life Fall 2009 Film Fest crew and their trusty van. As for the pit bulls, guns and kimonos.... don't ask. A year ago, LAist wrote about a group of energetic, young, indie filmmakers who, instead of taking the traditional route of trying to get their movies into film festivals, invented a new model of film promotion by putting together their own little film festival and taking it on the road, touring from...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Tonight the Annuals are headlining the Troubadour. Although this North Carolina-based indie/folk/pop six-piece outfit has played some high-profile shows (at Coachella last year, and they've already appeared on Conan twice) they've never headlined a gig here in LA. However, they've been through here a couple times before as a supporting act, most recently in November when they played The Fonda with Minus The Bear. LAist was there and had a chance to get in a few questions with 22 year old lead singer Adam Baker, as well as a couple of the Annuals' biggest fans: Baker's mother (who flew in from North Carolina) and celebrity alt-comic Zach Galifianakis...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Photo by Ty Parker via their MySpace For the next three Thursdays in a row, local psychadelic indie powerpop outfit West Indian Girl is headlining at Spaceland in Silver Lake. The first show (tonight) will draw exclusively from their critically-acclaimed eponymous 2004 debut, featuring hits like What Are You Afraid Of, Hollywood, Miles From Monterey, and Still Lost. Their Nov. 13 set will pull from their 2007 sophomore effort, 4th & Wall, with popular...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Last year, Todd Sklar directed Box Elder, a hilarious coming-of-age college comedy, on a shoestring budget of only $70,000. It immediately found a following in the college town of Columbia, Missouri (where the film was shot on location) playing to sold-out audiences for a month straight. Sklar knew his film could find an audience outside Columbia, but instead of following the standard art-house film distribution model (show at festivals, sell to investors, then get...

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