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  • CF_Nov2015_Artside_FinalArts organization Create:Fixate (C:F) presents Branching Out on Saturday, November 7, 2015. C:F will also be branching out into a new location, holding this installment of the highly anticipated ongoing event series at Werkartz, a new multidisciplinary arts complex in LA’s Chinatown. For over a decade, C:F has established its unique signature blend of presenting vibrant visual art and music in an immersive cultural experience. These one-night-only events feature top emerging talent from around the globe, with an emphasis on the local talent of Los Angeles. Find Your Grind Foundation is a major supporter of the event. The excitement begins at 4:00pm with a three-hour gallery preview. The main event starts at 7:00pm and closes at 1:30am. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • positive spin flyer frontGive a Beat is proud to announce A Positive Spin: Remixed, the new non-profit organization’s global launch event in Downtown Los Angeles, on Saturday, October 24, 2015. The inspirational event starts with a daytime electronic music production/DJing workshop for youth from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at Impact HUB LA. Scratch DJ Academy will provide gear and instructors for the workshop. The main event will follow, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, featuring performances by Pleasuremaker (aka Joey McGuire) of Afrolicious with the legendary Sandra Izsadore (the Queen Mother of Afrobeat) and Gabriel ‘Gato’ Ferrer on percussion. Alex Simpson, the Associate Director of California Innocence Project, and exonerated football player Brian Banks will also make moving presentations. Moving to nearby Pattern Bar, A Positive Spin: Remixed will culminate with an after-party from 9:00pm to 2:00am, featuring DJ Garth, Wiseacre,Tamara, Sascha Lahti, and more. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • tirabassi-There-Goes-Jupiter-croppedMaria Tirabassi’s beloved East Pilsen art gallery moves a few doors down and launches a new creative space. Humility Gallery / Tirabassi Studio will have its official opening on Friday, October 16, 2015 with an inaugural exhibit entitled Friday Traffic. The free event, open to the public, will feature over 50 new electro-expressionist paintings by tirabassi, a selection of works by painter Ariel Estela, and live music by free jazz ensemble Jazz-Phobos. The opening reception runs from 1:00pm until 11:00pm (before and after traffic!) and will offer a selection of wine, cheese, dessert, and coffee. The first 20 guests will receive a complimentary signed tirabassi print.

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  • Hooked PostcardIndie film darling Jillian Leigh’s daring new play, Hooked, will have its World Premiere at this year’s inaugural Los Angeles Theater Festival in Hollywood at The Ruby Theatre, opening on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 for eight performances through Friday, September 25, 2015. Set in a turbulent New York City (1988 & now), against a backdrop of police misconduct and political corruption, the complex play is about the patterns that we cannot break. It explores issues related to power, child abuse, and modern day prostitution. Evening performances start at 7:30pm (with one Sunday matinee on9/20 at 2:30pm).  Read the rest of this entry »

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  • give a beat verticalGive a Beat is proud to announce A Positive Spin: Remixed, the new California-based 501c3 non-profit organization’s global launch event in Downtown Los Angeles, on Saturday, October 24, 2015. The inspirational event starts with a daytime electronic music production/DJing workshop for youth from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at Impact HUB LA. Scratch DJ Academy will provide gear and instructors for the workshop. The main event will follow, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, featuring performances by Joey McGuire of Afrolicious with the legendary Sandra Izsadore and Gato on percussion. Alex Simpson, the Associate Director of California Innocence Project, and exonerated football player Brian Banks will also make presentations. Moving to nearby Pattern Bar, A Positive Spin: Remixed will culminate with an after-party from 9:00pm to 2:00am, featuring DJ Garth, Wiseacre, and more.

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  • Training_450Said Who? Productions and Lina Hanson Media proudly announce the World Premiere of Mikael at the 3rd Duhok International Film Festival in Kurdistan, Iraq on September 11, 2015. The feature-length indie drama follows the story of 33-year-old office-worker Mikael, who travels to his war-torn ancestral home (Iraq) to pursue a lifelong dream of playing professional soccer, in an attempt to heal his soul. Directed, written, and starring Kordo Doski as Mikael, the personal and intimate 79-minute film draws on Doski’s own personal history as a promising young soccer player. The Duhok International Film Festival runs September 9-16, 2015.

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  • Thunderbird Lodge Retreat Owner Lori Portillo with her pet llama, Jewel. (Photo courtesy of Thunderbird Lodge Retreat/Angela Barker)

    An easy drive from Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas, the Joshua Tree area of the high desert is a great option for pet owners who would like to bring along their furry friends while on vacation. This unique high desert location is home to spectacular scenery that features fascinating Joshua Tree forests, spring wildflower displays, rugged mountains, stunning stargazing, as well as interesting geologic and historical sites. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • unnamedThe Persian Arts Society is proud to present The Scarlet Stone, a multidisciplinary and collaborative music/dance/animation work that merges expressive modern aesthetics with Persian traditions at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Saturday, August 29, 2015. Created by Shahrokh Yadegari, in collaboration with Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, this profound cultural experience is based on the Shahnameh by Ferdowsi and the last work of Siavash KasraiMoher-ye Sorkh (The Scarlet Stone). The work uses a contemporary rendition of ancient Persian mythology by Ferdowsi and Kasrai to portray the current struggle of the people of Iran. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • unnamed(1)Perfect Circuit Audio presents a FREE celebration of electronic music, Electric Sunset, on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the company’s new Burbank music gear retail store. The event will feature an eclectic line-up of Los Angeles-based electronic musicians who are known for pushing the boundaries of gear and technology in interesting ways, including Twin Braids, Side Brain, Kid606, M. Geddes Gengras, and John Tejada. DJ Turbotito will also spin between sets. The event, which celebrates Perfect Circuit’s new retail outlet in Burbank, is sponsored by Moog, Ableton, Elektron, and Roland. Funktion-One Sound will be provided by Funkworks Audio. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • photo-gridHighways Performance Space Artistic Director Leo Garcia presents the cathartic multimedia one-man show, Apocalyptic Exodus Scenarios, written and performed by Joey Halter for two nights only on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1, 2015. Blending philosophy with absurdist comedy, psychedelic lighting, video projections, and rock and roll, Halter’s Apocalyptic Exodus Scenario is a humorous existential exploration of life’s enigmas. The 90-minute event starts at 8:30pm at Highways Performance Space. Read the rest of this entry »

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