Thursday, October 31, 2013

Review: MESS by Kirsten Vangsness at the Theatre of NOTE

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.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Get Your Phil - Friday and Saturday Night Dinner and Disney Hall Concerts

With all of the new restaurants opening in Downtown Los Angeles along with old favorites, the Los Angeles Philharmonic just launched a new program branded as "Get Your Phil"   - a Friday (or Saturday) night dining and concert ticketing package.   The second opportunity occurs this Friday night at the Border Grill Downtown LA and continues into November with dates at Le Ka Restaurant and Blue Cow Kitchen and Bar with a soon to be posted additional Saturday date of December 7th at Rivera for the Scheherazade concert.  The Get Your Phil program opened last Friday with Chaya Downtown LA in tandem with one of the LA Phil 10th Anniversary concerts (Debussy and Bartok) featuring conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. These dinners include a special ten minute discussion with one of the LA Phil musicians. The $32 Friday/Saturday night dinner program is available to existing LA Phil season ticket holders and to those looking to package up the promotional dinner and purchasing LA Phil concert tickets, which can be easily done online at The promoted evening LA Phil concert tickets at various price ranges (from $67 - $75 for Terrace or Front Terrace seats) are now available for the following dinners and concerts:

Friday, October 25
Border Grill Downtown LA
Salonen and Sibelius*

Friday, November 8
Le Ka Restaurant
Tovey and Shostakovich*

Saturday, November 30
Blue Cow Kitchen and Bar
Bach, Schumann and more
*This evening is also a part of the LA Phil's Casual Fridays program, which includes a post-concert Question and Answer session with the artists and a meet-and-greet with the orchestra.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dia de los Muertos Events in Los Angeles

Newlyweds by ~db~
ExperienceLA Flickr Pool

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.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Snap, Tag, and Win! #WDCH10 Photo Contest (10/8-10/14)

Share your photos of Walt Disney Concert Hall and enter to win tickets to Salonen Conducts Debussy & Bartók on October 18.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Halloween Film Screenings

Collage of Halloween Film Events: Young Frankenstein, Shriekfest, E.T., Eat | See | Hear Shoctober, and Amittyville Horror II

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!