Past Stories
Michael Arden is on a mission to make Los Angeles an epicenter 
for world-class theater
Photo by Luke Fontana

Los Angeles Theater Finds a Champion

Michael Arden brings his knack for the miraculous to The Wallis By Maureen Lee Lenker Michael Arden is on a mission to make Los Angeles an epicenter for world-class theaterPhoto by Luke Fontana Michael Arden and Deaf West The...


Hands grasping in terror steady themselves to the rhythm of life in Pam Douglas’ “Letting Go”

The Body Electric

‘Rhythms’ traces human experience through the pulse of a beating heart By Kelby Vera Hands grasping in terror steady themselves to the rhythm of life in Pam Douglas’ “Letting Go” What makes a heart clench? In her ne...


Fabric piece “Cave Bacon” (upper left), found-object construction “Jewel” (upper right) and a glimpse of Hansen’s studio
Photos courtesy of Five Car Garage

Beautiful, Meaningful Messes

Kyla Hansen explores nature, narrative and history through unlikely found-object constructions By Matt Stromberg Fabric piece “Cave Bacon” (upper left), found-object construction “Jewel” (upper right) and a glimpse of ...



Fall Arts Preview

FESTIVALS Venice Afterburn Sept. 15 –16 Burning Man-inspired theme camps, art cars and interactive installations pop up by the beach for this annual Venice Art Crawl celebration. Windward Plaza, Windward Ave., Venice. venicea...


US Chess Federation tournament player Ben Eubanks teaches the game to kids in Playa Vista. SEE WEDNESDAY

Westside Calendar

Thursday, Sept.1 Ballona Iceplant Removal, 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 1, 6 and 8. The Bay Foundation is seeking volunteers to hand-pull invasive plants from the Ballona Wetlands, giving native species a chance to&h...


An aerial view of the Venice Skate Park from the documentary “Made in Venice”
Photo by Aaron Kraft / AirKraft Productions

The Fight to Ride Free

‘Made in Venice’ digs deep into the history and future of local skateboarding culture By Christina Campodonico An aerial view of the Venice Skate Park from the documentary “Made in Venice”Photo by Aaron Kraft / AirKraf...



Rock ’n’ roll violinist Lili Haydn takes center stage during a prior VBMF performance

Love, Peace and Happiness

Rock ’n’ roll violinist Lili Haydn takes center stage during a prior VBMF performance Find your groove at the Venice Beach Music Fest The Venice Beach Music Fest is an annual celebration of boundless creativity. The multi-...


Fiesta La Ballona happens Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 26, 27 and 28) at Veterans Memorial Park, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City. Free admission; $1 per carnival ride ticket. Call (310) 253-6650 for info during the weekend, or visit fiestalaballona.org for a full schedule of events.

A Community of Many Colors

Fiesta La Ballona celebrates global culture in Culver City Fiesta La Ballona happens Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 26, 27 and 28) at Veterans Memorial Park, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City. Free admission; $1 per carnival r...


Latin jazz master Eddie Palmieri aims to “excite” when he plays for audiences

The Last Maestro

Eddie Palmieri brings the ‘concentrated power’ of authentic Cuban dance music to Burton Chace Park By Christina Campodonico Latin jazz master Eddie Palmieri aims to “excite” when he plays for audiences Latin jazz comp...



Dramatic divas vie for the role of Norma Desmond in “Drama Queens from Hell”
Photo by Ed Krieger

On Stage – The week in local theater

Compiled by Christina Campodonico It Takes Two: “Y Tu Tango?” @ Highways Performance Space From the evolution of all-male tango dance in Buenos Aires to the masculine and feminine rhythms of modern tango, dance artists fro...






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