What’s Happening at Automata this Saturday?

Ever heard of Automata? If not, take note, because this important non-profit arts organization curates a wide range of programs that “seek to radically redefine and re-contextualize the notion of object performance, locating it at the intersection of contemporary performance, media, visual art, sound art and experimental writing.”

Songs in the Key of Los Angeles

There are many ways to learn about the history and culture of Los Angeles. One of the more interesting and unusual is through sheet music. What does that mean exactly? Enter “Songs in the Key of Los Angeles, a multi-platform collaboration between the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Public Library, and USC […]

Los Angeles Design Festival 2014 – A Citywide Celebration of LA’s Creative Design Talent

Most everyone who lives, works or visits Los Angeles knows that creative endeavors make up a significant portion of the region’s economic output, contribute to its vitality and shape its identity. In particular, the breadth and scale of LA’s design talent is expansive and extraordinarily influential both nationally and internationally.  A case in point – […]

The NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival is Back!

Cinephiles in Los Angeles have many options when it comes to experiencing the wide range of moving image story telling that can be found in domestic and international films, both new and old. One of my favorite organizations that regularly offers noteworthy programming is NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing innovative […]

History, Food and Fun All Come Together at the 6th Annual L.A. Heritage Day

This weekend the L.A. Heritage Alliance and El Pueblo Historical Monument, in association with the El Pueblo Park Association (EPPA), will host the Sixth Annual L.A. Heritage Day, which promotes the history of Los Angeles and Southern California through tours, free museum access, children’s activities, presentations, food, and more. The event is made possible through […]

The 5th Annual Edwardian Ball Los Angeles Returns to Hollywood

Longtime readers of the Curating Los Angeles blog will likely recall my previous posts about the Edwardian Ball, which returns to Los Angeles this weekend for the fifth time. A fantastical mashup of theater, circus, music, fashion and dance, the Edwardian Ball is a one of a kind event that celebrates the witty and macabre […]

Holiday Matinee: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Join in the fun when the Los Angeles Conservancy presents the holiday favorite, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, at the magnificent Orpheum Theatre (1926) on Broadway. This stop motion musical fantasy tells the story of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, who opens a portal to Christmas Town and tries to get the resident goblins, bats, and ghouls of Halloween Town […]