Curating Los Angeles Turns Two!


On September 17, 2010 I launched Curating Los Angeles (CLA). I remember publishing that first blog post and wondering whether anyone would find this site and read what I wrote. I also had no idea how long I’d be at this – would I continue after the first couple of months?

Angels Gate Cultural Center Tour and Open Studio Day


This weekend LA Commons is launching Trekking LA 2012, its annual summer series of walking tours. The first tour of the new season is called Angels Gate: A City Within A Park. It will explore Angel’s Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro and will be lead by Angela Romero.

“Play Me, I’m Yours” Los Angeles!


It’s always fun coming across people playing music when and where you least expect it. Whether at a park, the beach, a street corner or some other location, music enlivens a space and brings people together. For those with the talent and inclination, it’s also a pleasure to spontaneously create music and share it with others.

Los Angeles Plays Host to the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival


In a few days Los Angeles will host the inaugural Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, organized by the USC Thornton School of Music and the LA Phil, in partnership with The Colburn School and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. This unique event is a celebration of the legendary cellist Gregor Piatigorsky (1903 – 1976), who settled in Los Angeles during the final years of this life. It’s also a gathering of 22 of the world’s top cellists, who will come together for a series of chamber music performances, orchestral concerts, master classes and interactive events.

Get Your Costume Ready – The Edwardian Ball is coming back to Los Angeles!


When Justin Katz and his San Francisco-based band Rosin Coven set out to celebrate Edward Gorey’s whimsically macabre aesthetic in 1999, little did they know that the event would grow into a beloved Bay Area tradition (one that has recently spread to Los Angeles). But that is exactly what the Edwardian Ball is today.

Curating Los Angeles wishes you a healthy and happy 2012…

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