Saturday, March 31, 2012

Free admission to SoCal Museums: Pacific Standard Time closes

The six-month long celebration of Los Angeles' time and place in art history known as "Pacific Standard Time" draws to a close today with over a dozen museums offering free admission. Pacific Standard Time was an unprecedented effort of over 60 museums from across Southern California to recognize Los Angeles' contributions to, and influence on the world of art.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

WonderCon In Los Angeles

It was also part R2D2 Convention
I had ventured out to WonderCon a few times before - on that long winding road trip up north with my friend Melissa.  We would roam the Moscone Center and learn about new artists, characters, comics, and upcoming films and television shows.  Last year I was even able to meet up with my childhood best friend who had moved to the Bay Area - look at how nerd events can bring people together!

I hadn't planned on going this year, but then my new friend Elizabeth told me that WonderCon had temporarily moved down to the Anaheim Convention Center this year.  At that point, my weekend plans had fallen through, so it was almost fate that I should attend again...bunny ear hat and all!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Simply Stylist: A Fashionista's Dream Day

Whoever says fashion is not the perfect Saturday afternoon activity has not attended a Simply Stylist event. Positioned in the W Hotel-Hollywood, this March 3rd event was chic and sweet all the way through. Though I (sadly) missed the luncheon at Delphine, I was able to slip in to make the seminar and panelist fashion discussion...

"American Idiot" is!

Photo courtesy of Center Theatre Group
Photo credit: Doug Hamilton
It's one of the hottest tickets in town. American Idiot. The Tony-Award winning rock-opera based on Green Day's GRAMMY-Award winning album by the same title, opened in Los Angeles last week to high remarks. And rightly so. I was lucky enough to have received an invitation from Center Theatre Group to attend the show's opening. Though I was familiar with the music, having listened to the entire album endlessly in my early 20s and at Green Day's supporting concert, I had no idea what to expect of the show. As the lights began to dim, I felt myself getting excited as if I were about to see Green Day take the stage.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March Music Manifesto: The Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Bilal with Quantic & Alice Russell

After an unforgettable week at my first edition of SXSW, one might think I'd be going on hiatus, but alas... quite the opposite. I feel primed and ready to take on a new musical genre and this week's EVFAArtDon'tSleep's production of The Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Bilal with Quantic & Alice Russell (live band) is the perfect mix.

ExperienceLA user survey deadline extended

If you meant to take our user survey, but just never got around to it and then thought, "shoot, I missed the deadline" yesterday, well, you're in luck. We've extended the deadline for the survey through the end of March. This is your opportunity to tell us how we're doing as a service dedicated to promoting arts, cultural and recreational events in Los Angeles County, and promoting the use of public transit to get to the events.

Monday, March 19, 2012

One Hundred Years: GRAMMY Museum oversees Woody Guthrie Centennial

Photo and logo courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives
Photo credit: Robin Carson, circa 1942
Last week, one of the country's biggest music and multi-media festivals went down in Austin, TX. This year's SXSW paid tribute to one of America's icons, Woody Guthrie. Bruce Springsteen delivered the keynote speech in which he discussed Guthrie's influence on his own work and career. The festival schedule included special performances of Guthrie's songs by folk singers Jimmy LaFave and  Eliza Gilkyson and Colombian rock sensation Juanes, who sang live in English for the first time. Also part of the schedule of events was a panel presentation moderated by Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum and a leading Woody Guthrie historian, with participating members (including Nora and Arlo Guthrie) sharing personal stories and historical perspectives as part of the conversation. And Tom Morello, who had a showcase on Friday night, led a group of Occupy Austin demonstrators in a sing-along of "This Land Is Your Land," a song considered by some as America's alternative national anthem.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Save 30% on tickets to OVO from Cirque du Soleil

For those of you who have yet to see OVO, or if you simply want to go see it again, here's some good news from our friends at Cirque du Soleil. Now through the remainder of the show's run (March 25), price level 1 seats are available at 30% off (reg. $110.50 for adults and $82.50 for kids 2-12)!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

A weekend of LA theatre including American Idiot!

Want to get your hands on a pair of tickets to not one, not two, but THREE of the hottest shows coming to town? ExperienceLA has teamed up with our partners at Center Theatre Group to give away a three-pack of tickets to: American Idiot, American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose, and Waiting for Godot! One lucky winner will receive one pair of tickets (that's two tickets per show) to each show on the following dates:

Friday, March 02, 2012

A Simply Stylish Saturday

In case you've been looking to infuse your Saturday afternoon with a dose of fashion-fueled fun, then we've got just the event for you. Simply Stylist has opened its doors to the public (finally!) and is offering a celebrity-hosted luncheon ('s Elizabeth Kott to be exact) and seminar THIS Saturday, March 3rd at the W Hotel in Hollywood.