Category Archives: Offbeat L.A. Museums

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.: Come Fly With Me… Vintage Aviation History at The Flight Path Museum near LAX

Originally published May 25, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat Ever since our dusty town, Los Angeles, was barely newborn, we have had our hands in bigger and better things- including the history of aviation. In 1910, seven years after … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Sidewalk Surfin’- The Skateboard Museum at Skatelab in Simi Valley

Originally published April 18, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat “Grab your board and go sidewalk surfin’ with me, Don’t be afraid to try the newest sport around, Bust your buns, bust your buns now. It’s catchin’ on in every … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Like Totally Rad- The San Fernando Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth

Originally published December 4, 2014 at The Los Angeles Beat “On Ventura, there she goes She just bought some bitchin’ clothes Tosses her head and flips her hair… Valley Girl, She’s a Valley Girl”– (1982) Frank Zappa The San Fernando … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Takes a Video Trip to Velveteria, the Velvet Painting Museum

Originally published March 21, 2014 at The Los Angeles Beat A few months ago Offbeat L.A. was fortunate to get the first scoop on writing about Velveteria, the newly opened velvet painting museum in Chinatown. Read the article here. The … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls – Angel’s Attic Dollhouse Museum in Santa Monica

Originally published February 11, 2014 at The Los Angeles Beat Los Angeles, land of make believe; a town that weaves the magical into the fabric of the commonplace. In our multi-faceted city dreamers may be a dime a dozen, but … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Some Velvet Morning… A Museum Dedicated to the Art of Black Velvet

Originally published January 16, 2014 at The Los Angeles Beat A new temple of eccentric offbeat worship landed in L.A.’s Chinatown last month with the opening of Velveteria, a museum dedicated to the deliciously eclectic art of Black Velvet Painting. … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: There Are Strings Attached- The International Puppetry Museum in Pasadena

Originally published October 21, 2013 at The Los Angeles Beat Author’s Note: The International Puppetry Museum in Pasadena closed in 2014. “Pull the string and I’ll wink at you, I’m your Puppet. I’ll do funny things if you want me … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: A Surreal Video Trip to Pasadena’s Bunny Museum

Originally published August 22, 2013 at The Los Angeles Beat Several months ago Offbeat L.A. took a surreal trip down the bunny hole to Pasadena, CA where we experienced the fun and very unusual Bunny Museum. We went back, loaded … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting- The Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank

Originally published August 2, 2013 at The Los Angeles Beat Karate, Kung Fu, Judo, Taekwondo, Jujutsu, Muay Thai… Here in Los Angeles, and the United States as a whole, we are very familiar with the names of many of the … Continue reading

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