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 […]

North East Trees Hosts 2014 Earth Day Fest

Los Angeles abounds with organizations dedicated to improving life in the city’s many neighborhoods. One such group is North East Trees (NET), a grassroots, community-based environmental non-profit that designs and builds parks that “…provide passive recreation opportunities and serve as gateways to bike paths, pedestrian and equestrian trails.”

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 […]

Grand Park’s Downtown BookFest

Book lovers throughout the greater Los Angeles area have another reason to celebrate. The Grand Park Downtown BookFest is back and will feature “…the largest coalition of Los Angeles-based authors and publishers” of any one-day event. 

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon!

If you’re a lover of horror and the macabre, then you’ve probably watched films or plays, read stories, or played games that were influenced, directly or indirectly, by the work of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, more commonly known as H.P. Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937). Indeed, Stephen King called Lovecraft “the twentieth century’s […]

Radar L.A. Festival 2013

Once again the Los Angeles theater scene heats up with the return of Radar L.A., an international festival of contemporary theater presented by REDCAT and CalArts in association with Center Theatre Group. Performing ensembles from Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, New Zealand and Japan will join local groups from Los Angeles to explore new forms and […]