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Wheelchair Curling? Yes

It's Saturday evening, and a small group of people gather on a rink inside Ice Station Valencia. The goal is to learn curling, a winter game where players push a hefty stone across the freeze beneath them. The students are in wheelchairs and, as they let their wheels acclimate to...

6 Great Ways to See July 4 Fireworks in L.A.

If you just can't wait until July 4 for fireworks, Thursday is your night. First, it's the Port of Los Angeles' seventh annual Cars and Stripes Forever, with live music on multiple stages, classic cars, a beer garden and fireworks galore. At the Hollywood Bowl, Smokey Robinson and the Los...

9 Things to Do in L.A. to Celebrate Marriage Equality

After months of deliberation, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. For gay Angelenos looking to connect with their community and revel in the momentous occasion, the queer mecca of West Hollywood is hosting several events and parties this...

8 Things to Do in L.A. to Celebrate Marriage Equality

After months of deliberation, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. For gay Angelenos looking to connect with their community and revel in the momentous occasion, the queer mecca of West Hollywood is hosting several events and parties this...

7 Things to Do in L.A. to Celebrate Marriage Equality

After months of deliberation, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. For gay Angelenos looking to connect with their community and revel in the momentous occasion, the queer mecca of West Hollywood is hosting several events and parties this...

The Most Memorable Moments in UCB's 10 Years in L.A.

Soon after moving to L.A. in early 2002, Matt Besser did what most New York comedy transplants do: He went to an open mic at a coffee shop. "The woman running the night recognized me from my Comedy Central show, but when I asked to sign up, she said, 'Oh,...

6 Great Free Things to Do in L.A. This Week

In a quest to expand audiences and activate new kinds of public spaces for L.A. culture, Metro Arts presents a summer of free music, performance and art in downtown's Union Station. Miwa Matreyek's Myth and Infrastructure and This World Made Itself transform the soaring architecture of the historic ticketing hall...

A Legendary Oedipus Gospel Musical Comes to West Adams

Sophocles was thought to be near 90 when he wrote Oedipus at Colonus, which tells of the iconic figure’s quest for redemption and a final resting place as his tortured life drew to a close. The Gospel at Colonus was first performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1983,...

The Rebel Nuns of Hollywood: Why They Embraced the 60s and Broke From Catholicism

In a sunny photo from 1964, a big group of nuns and girls with flowers in their hair hold pink signs that say "God Likes Me" or "I Like God." That photo, of the Mary's Day celebration held at Immaculate Heart College in Hollywood, is included in a glass case...

21 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

fri 6/26 In a quest to expand audiences and activate new kinds of public spaces for L.A. culture, Metro Arts presents a summer of free music, performance and art in downtown's Union Station. Miwa Matreyek's Myth and Infrastructure and This World Made Itself transform the soaring architecture of the historic...

5 Free Art Shows You Should See in L.A. This Week

This week, a funny mechanical cloud travels back and forth along the ceiling of a Hollywood gallery, and MOCA exhibits a letter from an offended priest. 5. Westward expansion The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, organized by artist Zoe Crosher and the nonprofit Los Angeles Nomadic Division, started a year and...

A Top Getty Images Photographer Gives Struggling Actors Their First Break, and It's Free

Banjo picker Stephen Lester stepped off a Greyhound bus from Asheboro, North Carolina, earlier this year without money in his pocket but with dreams of making it in the music business. When he started performing outside Burbank Town Center for meal money, someone mentioned that if he needed professional Hollywood headshots...

A Multimedia Spectacle About the Japanese Walt Disney

At this stage in his career, showman-director Jaime Robledo (Stoneface) could probably stage the phonebook and come away with a scintillating, invention-packed tour de force of visual wit, breathtaking acrobatic performance and sumptuous, seamlessly integrated, multimedia production design. So it’s almost beside the point that Robledo’s latest production, Natsu Onada...

How Smosh's Doofy YouTube Videos Got 7.4 Billion Views

Supposedly Anthony is the heartthrob and Ian is adorkable. That’s exactly how they come across on a Friday evening at their Beverly Hills studio, Ian in his quirky sneakers and Anthony exposing the waistband of his Calvin Klein briefs. Anthony occasionally dons man jewelry; Ian doesn’t really work out. They’ve...

When Good Jews Go Bad

Among the many contentious ideas explored during Bad Jews, Joshua Harmon’s delicious pressure cooker of a show now playing at the Geffen, is how a religious or cultural identity can become the sole bedrock upon which some people base their identity. Having lobbed this hand grenade onstage, the play proceeds...

Gowns, Masks, Horns, Boas, Corsets, Bustiers … and Rabbits

This is the third in our series of articles following one show through the Hollywood Fringe Festival. For the others, see: The Gurus of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Explain How to Put on a Show An Underground Acoustic Grindcore Death Metal Band Tries to Do…a Musical? A Monday evening in...

She's Developing CBS’ New Supergirl, but First She Gives Us Some Sex Advice

Ali Adler's How to Fck a Woman rocks the most misleading book title since John Le Carre's The Constant Gardener, a murder mystery that sounds like one of those lust-and-lilacs stories aimed at horny older women. Oh, sure, there's the obligatory chapter on the proper mechanics of sexual intercourse from...

7 Great Free Things to Do in L.A. This Week

Israel's oldest graffiti collective, the Broken Fingaz Crew, joins forces with one of downtown L.A.'s newest galleries, London-based Howard Griffin, to present "Journey Galactiko" — a multimedia escapade that is every bit as tripped-out as it sounds. For its first U.S. show, the crew is partnering with Ghostown and DJ...

How Do You Possibly Turn Lester Bangs' Rock Criticism Into a Play?

Rock & roll has rarely fared well on the theatrical stage. What makes rock music so exciting — the wild, unrestrained passion and the seemingly limitless possibilities of instinct and volume — usually comes off as contrived and inauthentic in a play. And the idea of presenting a play about...

A History of Strange Creatures Washing Up on L.A. Beaches

That red tuna crab infestation that’s blanketing beaches in L.A.? As it turns out, it’s nothing new. In 1858, the crabs washed up on the shores of Monterey in huge numbers. Although people at the time knew that that the crabs amassed occasionally, they didn’t have a name for the...

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