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8 Cheap and Free Things to Do This Week

A Valentine's Day Tinder Ball, Jim Rash of Community improvises a one-man show, comedians steal each other's jokes (on purpose) and more stuff to do and see this week for 11 bucks or less. Is Deckard a replicant? Ponder this and other unanswerable questions during the Egyptian's screening of Blade Runner,...

Wilde-Inspired Salome Has Raw Sex and Simmering Violence in Spades

The title character in Christopher Adams-Cohen's unsatisfying and over-indulgent drama Salome is a petulant rich kid who’s shrugged off the perks he was born to for seedy digs and wayward pleasures of the flesh. The self-adoring Salome (playwright Adams-Cohen) shares a squalid apartment with his sexy strapping lover, Indian Joe...

A Pair of Private Eyes Solve L.A. Crimes Using ... Math?

How many references to famous L.A. landmarks does it take for a book to qualify as a classic L.A. crime book? What's the probability that familiar L.A. types — self-righteous vegetarians, slimy bookies, wealthy Beverly Hills widows — will all appear in the same book but in different stories? These...

9 Things That Are Especially Fun if You're Single in L.A.

No matter what your nagging mother and gross, married Facebook friends say, being single has all sorts of upsides: twice the space to stretch out in bed, never sitting through a dumb movie you didn't want to see in the first place, guilt-free sex with near strangers... the list...

This Artist Smashes Desserts and It's Mesmerizing

Have you ever seen something so cute you just want to smash the shit out of it? Cute aggression is a real thing, but that's not exactly what inspired Spanish L.A.-based "research-based" artist Mar Cuervo to embark on her latest project, which she calls "Destroyer." In short, she collects...

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

John Waters is dirtier and filthier, an inventive iteration of The Magic Flute is back on stage, A.O. Scott states the film critics' case and more awesome stuff to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 2/12 Flip through or take home rare books, manuscripts, illustrations and photographs from...

Would You Go Back to Slavery? The Characters in This Web Series Do

The urgent imperative behind the title of Send Me Back to Slavery, a new web series that recently debuted on BET.com to honor Black History Month, answers a question that seems almost too provocative to ask. Assuming it were possible, why would any sane person want to return to such...

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

This week a library on a raft floats in Echo Park Lake, and an artist populates his Hollywood exhibition via email chain letter. Paper-tearing poet Blum & Poe keeps putting on these exhibitions of unquestionably attractive paintings by lesser-known Korean or Japanese artists. Most of these artists worked in the...

"I hugged Beyoncé": Members of the Youth Orchestra of L.A. Share Super Bowl Stories

The day after the big game in Santa Clara, Charlotte and Denver weren't the only cities welcoming home Super Bowl participants with fanfare. In downtown Los Angeles Monday evening, a crowd of reporters, news crews and cheering friends and family gathered outside Walt Disney Concert Hall to greet a group...

Grab a Book From This Floating Library on Echo Park Lake

Visitors to Echo Park Lake know that the space is perfect for soaking in the sun, gazing at beautiful water lilies and — if you’re feeling especially adventurous on any given day — renting a pedal boat to spend some time on the water. The little vessels serve as temporary escapes,...

Something Cool to Do at Every Stop on the Metro Red Line

Ready for an adventure on the Los Angeles Metro? Let's get started with the Red Line. The subway route opened in 1993 and eventually grew to connect downtown to the San Fernando with stops from Hollywood to Westlake in between. It is essentially, the core of Metro's rail system, as...

A Raunchy Rocker and Her Hapless Husband Get Tripped Up in Bed

It’s hard to imagine a world in which the feral and defiantly profane heroine of Bed, Echo Theater Company’s provocative new relationship melodrama, might be happily domesticated by a husband, hearth and home. Star Kate Morgan Chadwick makes a mesmerizing entrance as Holly, half crawling, half dragging herself like a rabid...

This Year's Oscar Shorts are Actually Worth Seeing

If you’re planning on boycotting the Oscars this year, good for you. Watching old white men pat other old white men on the back as they hand each other trophies is a tired ritual and a tedious way to spend a Sunday evening. I’ve been boycotting the Oscars for years,...

Why a House in Manhattan Beach is Covered in a Family's Memories

Six years ago, when developers offered artist Gary Sweeney "an armored truck full of money" for his childhood home in Manhattan Beach, he turned them down. Sweeney, who currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, was content renting out the old wood-paneled beach house to surfers and letting a management company...

The Laemmle in Santa Monica Returns With More Screens, Beer

Nearly two years after closing for renovations, Laemmle’s Monica 4-Plex has returned, like so many other Los Angeles institutions, with a facelift and a new name. Now the Monica Film Center, the art-house chain’s six-screen theater sits poised to lure tourists and locals alike from the nearby Third Street Promenade...

9 Cheap and Free Things to Do This Week

A book fair, a night of outsider cinema, comedy from Ken Reid and more things to do and see this week for 10 bucks or less. Good thing psychiatric advice is only a nickel, because missing the opening of The Peanut Gallery: A Charlie Brown–Themed Art Show would be enough...

A Local Filmmaker is Taking on Sex-Shaming in the Black Church

“Purity culture doesn’t teach you love,” wrote Nicole, a contributor to the blog No More Shame, in January 2015. Rather, she said, it teaches you "almost self-hate." She was describing being raised in African-American churches and seeing pastors have affairs with female church members. The women would disappear and the...

Your Complete Guide to the L.A. Filming Locations of Hail, Caesar!

We don’t tend to think of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen as quintessential Los Angeles filmmakers in the same way we might directors like Paul Thomas Anderson or John Singleton, who are well known for making films that speak to their upbringings in the city. The Coen brothers grew up...

100-Plus Artists Gave Charlie Brown a Makeover

In a way, it's hard to believe that the comic strip Peanuts dates back to the 1950s. The characters are still likable, the plot lines relatable (oh, to be young) and the characters instantly recognizable. And like any iconic piece of art, Peanuts continues to influence and inform the work...

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

Charlie Brown gets a fine-art tribute, the Museum of Neon Art Finally reopens, masked Mexican wrestlers meet sexy dancers, a documentary celebrates black dancers on film and more awesome stuff to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 2/5 Good thing psychiatric advice is only a nickel, because missing...

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