Category Archives: Offbeat L.A. Events

Offbeat L.A.: Big City Lights- An Enchanting Exhibit of Neon Sign Photography… Sign Geeks do MONA

The darkened night lights up once again with the magic of glittering neon as the Sign Geeks photography collective returns with a new exhibit, and this one glows brighter than ever. Following a brilliant and extremely successful show in July … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Roll Out the Barrel – Polka at the Slovene Hall in Fontana

“In Heaven there is no beer, That’s why we drink it here. And when we’re gone from here, Our friends will be drinking all the beer…” – Traditional Polka Those who have spent quality time in East Coast steel-belt towns … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Six Halloween 2015 Picks… Kitschy, Campy, Creepy, Historic, Retro & Creative

Originally published October 18, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat While autumn settles into the East Coast with cooler temperatures and multi-colored leaves in early September, we brave Angelenos often suffer our hottest heat waves well into early October. After … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam- A Surreal Easter Passion Play at Vasquez Rocks

Originally published March 22, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat No matter what your spiritual leanings, you have to admit that some of the pomp and circumstance that goes into celebrating religious holidays is quite magical. Whether gussied up for … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Artist Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics! The Master of Low Brow Questions Sophistication at Barnsdall Park

Originally published February 16, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat The Los Angeles art scene has historically been cast in shadow. Although brilliance, ingenuity and boundary bashing social commentary has blossomed on our coast for many decades, we’ve always been … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Fresh Squeezed- Orange Picking at Heritage Park in La Verne

Originally published January 5, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat It’s hard to believe, but it wasn’t too long ago that if you headed East out of Los Angeles, beautifully vibrant orange groves stretched as far as the eye could … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: A Loving Goodbye to Marionette Master Bob Baker

Originally published November 28, 2014 at The Los Angeles Beat Los Angeles sadly lost an offbeat legend today, Friday November 28th. Bob Baker, the magical maestro of the oldest puppet theater in the United States, passed away at age 90. … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Fall is in the Air- Apple Picking in Oak Glen

Originally published October 17, 2014 at The Los Angeles Beat Those on the other coast like to tell us we don’t have seasons here in Southern California. They romanticize images of red and golden leaves, bright orange pumpkins on the … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Event: Sign Geeks- Vintage Neon Photography Exhibit

Originally published July 1, 2014 at The Los Angeles Beat Lovers of vintage signage, road trips, artful photography and the eclectic are sure to get some visual satisfaction out of a new photo exhibit opening Saturday July 12th in Pomona. … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Get Your Kicks! The Route 66 exhibit at the Autry Museum

Originally published June 10, 2014 at The Los Angeles Beat   “If you ever plan to motor west Travel my way, Take the highway that’s the best Get your kicks on Route 66 It winds from Chicago to LA More … Continue reading

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