July 18, 2010
6 p.m. Sunday and July 25 iPalpiti Soloists at "Sundays Live!," Los Angeles County Museum of Art Bing Theater, free 7 p.m. Wednesday iPalpiti Soloists at Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, $30 8 p.m. Thursday iPalpiti Soloists and Orchestra at Hannon Theatre, Mount St. Mary's College, $10 6 p.m. Saturday Festival finale, Walt Disney Concert Hall, $20-$90 Information: http://www.ipalpiti.org, (310) 205-0511
September 30, 2010
The bearded, be-sunglassed synthpop lothario Sébastien Tellier leads a crowd of Gallic gadflies at the Ooh La L.A. festival this weekend, when impossible cool and the soothing purr of Francophile lyrics will revive the ghost of Gainsbourg. The electronica crew Gotan Project and the Beatles-indebted (clearly!) act Revolver are other highlights. Various venues, Thu.-Sat. $10-$35 per show. http://www.oohlalafestival.com
August 15, 2013
The "Everything Is" festival, presented by Cinefamily and Everything Is Terrible!, is back. The festival takes a supersonic nose dive into the world's weirdest found film footage, strangest VHS moments and most implausible video art installations, along with many other unintentional masterpieces of the wild world of underground, off-the-grid TV and cinema. Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax, L.A. Times and ticket prices vary. Through Wednesday. (323) 655-2510; http://www.cinefamily.org .
August 6, 2013 |
Every summer, I regret the loss of the Swedish restaurant Gustaf Anders in Costa Mesa and its annual crayfish festival. Not to mention the Princess cake draped in pale green marzipan. It won't be the same, but here's the thing: It's just $9.99 per person. Kids 12 and under get in for $2.49. What is it? IKEA's kräftskiva -- an all-you-can-eat Swedish crayfish festival on Friday, Aug. 16. Note that seating is limited, so if you plan on going, best to buy your tickets now at the closest IKEA store.
April 29, 2010
11th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival Where: Libbey Bowl, Ojai Avenue and Signal Street, Ojai When: Thursday through Sunday Price: Festival pass, $190. Individual events, $5 to $40 Contacts: (805) 646-8907. Complete schedule at http://www.ojaistoryfest.org
December 18, 2009
3rd Annual Christmas Sweater Festival Where: El Rey, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles When: 7 p.m. Saturday Price: $17 Contact: www.theelrey.com