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- 9PM on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 until 2AM Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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Charles Dickens' classic tale A Christmas Carol is a beloved holiday story for many and nowhere is that more apparent than in the theatre productions inspired by it happening all around Los Angeles. Check out this list of productions that highlight the traditional story (many featuring Dickens himself!) as well as new and creative twists to the tale!
Open year-round in La Cañada, Descanso Gardens is a 160-acre botanic garden that offers among many things a rose garden, Japanese Garden, and the largest camellia collection in North America. It's a beautiful and rather tranquil place with great sights to see. If you're looking for some nature just outside citylife or just wanted to be surrounded by a little beauty, it's well worth the trip.
With the upcoming Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode, it's likely that many Whovians have been celebrating for weeks, if not months, watching Doctor Who marathons and geeking out to the slow trickle of sneak preview photos and video clips. It's the kind of behavior that is perfect training for days like Saturday, November 16th when Geeks Who Drink hosted a nation-wide "Don't Blink: A Doctor Who Quiz" night.
|My "Cheering" Dalek Doodle during the |
Doctor Who Pub Quiz
|Evan Kleiman and Roy Choi at ALOUD LA Event |
on November 13, 2013. Photo by Gary Leonard.
Library Foundation of Los Angeles President Ken Brecher opened the L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food event by describing the audience as "truly Los Angeles...truly diverse." The audience that gathered at ALOUD LA's event last night is a reflection of how Roy Choi, the man behind the new book L.A. Son (co-written with Tien Nguyen and Natasha Phan), has not only influenced Los Angeles, but undoubtedly is a part of the pulse that makes Los Angeles tick.
There are many ways to celebrate and appreciate veterans and their experiences this upcoming Veterans Day Weekend. Here are a few (and FREE!) ideas from our calendar that you may want to explore. Read on to learn more about a festival in the Port of Los Angeles, the reading of Civil War letters from the battlefields, and poetry that inspired Benjamin Britten's great work War Requiem.
|MESS is written by and stars Kirsten Vangsness|
Kirsten Vangsness describes her one-woman production MESS as "sort of based on a 'TED Talk' called 'Making Sense of a Visible Quantum Object' by Aaron O'Connell". I'm not much of an expert on quantum-anything, so I can't really tell you how much spiffy science is in "sort of", but what I can tell you is that Vangsness' MESS is smart, funny, and inspiring - the kind of art that makes you see the world a little differently in the end.
|Newlyweds by ~db~ |
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Throughout the world, Dia de los Muertos - or Day of the Dead - is a holiday where family and friends remember those who have passed on. Los Angeles is a great place to celebrate the day and there are plenty of Dia de Los Muertos-related events currently on the ExperienceLA calendar. Check out this list of select events to find an event near you.
Share your photos of Walt Disney Concert Hall and enter to win tickets to Salonen Conducts Debussy & Bartók on October 18.
Continuing with our Halloween event coverage, we're sharing with you some frightful and fun film screenings happening in Los Angeles this month. From film festivals with new works to classic movie marathons to a silent film with live organ music, there's bound to be something that is your perfect Halloween movie treat!
In this new play by Elin Hampton, The Bells of West 87th offers a cast of characters that guarantees an evening of laughter. The story centers on building manager and amateur poet Molly Fein (Cameron Meyer) who introduces her dysfunctional family to her night-school boyfriend, portrayed by James Marsters, known for his work on Buffy, Angel, Torchwood, and Smallville. As the evening unfolds, secrets unravel - laughter ensues - and to Molly's surprise her boyfriend appears to be mostly unfazed.
|Moby Dick Whale Brooch. From houseofismay on Etsy.|
|Runners in Elysian Park. Photo by intellichick.|
|Cover of The Coals - A Happy Animal|
|"Art...Walk." Photo by Charity Tran.|
|At Sunset, Two-Three Stories Tall: Teen Titans Go! balloons at SDCC 2013|
|Left: Hollywood Bowl|
Right: Pacha Massive performs at Ford Theatres
|by Charity Tran|
Clifton's Cafeteria - Historic Exterior
Los Angeles (Downtown), CA
by Jeffrey S.
Spectacular sunset in the magnificent skies near LAX
El Segundo, CA
|Bright Bikes from CicLAVia. Photo by Charity Tran.|
|Young Reader at LA Times Festival of Books|
|Arts Day 2013 in City of LA Council Chambers. Photo by Terence McFarland|
|Pico House. Photo Credit LA Heritage Alliance.|
|Wall-E Robot at Wondercon 2013|
|Panoramic Bookshelves at Skylight Books by intellichick|
|Chain Chomp from Chatterbox Puppets. |
Chatterbox Puppets offers custom-made puppets
and classes in puppet-construction
|From Left to Right: John Szabo, Exene Cervenka, Hector Tobar,|
Mike White, and Justin Veach.
Photo by Gary Leonard
|The Los Angeles Theatre proudly featured "Romeo & Juliet" for one night only.|
|The California African American Museum currently has African American |
Military Portraits from the American Civil War.
Pictured: Unidentified African American Soldier in Union uniform with
wife and two daughters. From Library of Congress.