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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Arts & Culture

Boyle Heights gallery blames anti-gentrification protests for closure

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Artists Barnett Cohen and Jules Gimbrone joined the neighborhood’s burgeoning art scene last year by turning a 5,000-square-foot warehouse into a nonprofit gallery focused on underrepresented artists. PSSST, as the gallery was known, was about “artists supporting artists,” Gimbrone told the New York Times. ... Read More »

The Victorian era meets modern art at Heritage Square

MONTECITO HEIGHTS —  An exhibit that opens this week at the Heritage Square Museum seeks to build a bridge between old Los Angeles and modern art. Crickets, a solo-show featuring the work of Aitor Lajarin, is the first exhibit of Inhabit Heritage Square, a program intended to use ... Read More »

100+ Comedians in DTLA This Weekend

Riot LA Comedy Festival, LA’s premier comedy festival, is January 19-22 in Downtown Los Angeles. This 5th year lineup promises to be the biggest yet featuring Mel Brooks, Ali Wong, Maria Bamford, Bob Saget, Dr. Katz Live!, Tig Notaro, Felipe Esparza, Whitney Cummings and many, many more. Read More »

Literary Death Match @ Riot LA Comedy Festival – Jan 21

When Literary Death Match debuted in a Manhattan speakeasy in 2006, it was simply a whim, an oddball mash-up to test the boundaries of literature and comedy. Now, the live event — hosted by writer-comedian Adrian Todd Zuniga — is a cultural powerhouse that’s been featured in over 60 cities around the globe. Read More »

Dr. Katz Live! at Riot LA Comedy Festival

Riot LA Comedy Festival is back in Downtown Los Angeles on January 19 - 22! Joining the incredible Mel Brooks, Ali Wong (who has sold out SIX performances at the Theater at Ace Hotel!), Felipe Esparza, and Dr. Katz Live! will be some of the top stand-up comedians in the world .... Read More »

Echo Park Film Center celebrates Japanese culture

ECHO PARK –– Echo Park is not exactly a hotbed of Japanese culture. So, how did the Echo Park Film Center come to host five days of movies and discussions as part of Japanese Culture Week? Paolo Davanzo, co-director of Echo Park Film Center, said that ... Read More »

Roundabout artwork will reflect the faces of Cypress Park

CYPRESS PARK — Drivers circling the still-under-construction roundabout near the Home Depot have noticed the arrival of giant crates and egg-shaped forms rising from the center of the dirt-filled traffic circle. What’s going on? Prepare yourself for the city’s newest  public artwork. The Riverside Roundabout artwork will consist of ... Read More »