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Marionette theater hopes to pull some strings

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 10/30/2014

Popular puppet show faces uncertain future

Bob Baker performed with his marionettes until he was 86, however, the theater that bears his name remains in limbo moving forward. Several weeks ago, The Albert Group (TAG) Architects presented a new vision of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater property, called Marionette Square, to the Cultural Heritage Commission. Baker, now 90 and in hospice [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 10/30/2014

Halloween at Andaz West Hollywood Tarot card reader Sterling Mire will offer free readings to members of the public and hotel guests on Friday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Andaz West Hollywood. Participants must sign-up for readings in the hotel lounge, located on the first level. Visitors can also mingle at [...] [...more]

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Batmobile takes flight from Petersen Museum

10/30/2014

Last week key cars like the Batmobile were hoisted up into the air 40 feet by a crane, moving from the Petersen Automotive Museum to their new temporary home at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley from Oct. 28 to May 1, 2015. The Petersen is now shrouded in tarps as [...] [...more]

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Halloween Carnaval parades through WeHo

10/30/2014

Each year, the City of West Hollywood hosts its Halloween Carnaval — one of the most unique Halloween gatherings in the world. With an estimated attendance of approximately 500,000 people, the Halloween Carnaval is the world’s largest Halloween festivity. West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico and members of the West Hollywood City Council will crown Lisa [...] [...more]

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‘Fury’ kills, ‘Dear White People’ exposes social privilege

By Tim Posada, 10/23/2014

‘Fury’ Director David Ayer tells the same story; he just relocates his thematic palette to different locales, and now, World War II. Don’t misinterpret me. Predictability doesn’t equal trash or mere monotony. “Fury” might feel like his cop flick, “End of Watch”, but it is a memorable journey. During the final push through Germany, Sgt. [...] [...more]

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Blue Plate Oysterette

By Jill Weinlein, 10/23/2014

Bringing the Beach to West 3rd Street

Following the success of Blue Plate Oysterette in Santa Monica, the Blue Plate Restaurant Group has opened a second Cape Cod-style restaurant on West 3rd Street that offers a fun beach vibe. Located just east of Crescent Heights Boulevard, the restaurant was packed on a recent Friday evening, with diners enjoying fresh seafood, wine and [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 10/23/2014

Cecconi’s Monster Ball Cecconi’s invites diners to enjoy live music, dancing, food and cocktail specials during its Halloween “Monster Ball” on Friday, Oct. 31 from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The main dining room of the Northern Italian restaurant will be transformed into a dance floor with a live DJ playing music until 1:30 a.m. The [...] [...more]

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Antonio’s celebrates with molé and more

10/23/2014

Antonio’s on Melrose is celebrating the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival from Friday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 2, offering special dishes, breads and treats in observance of the holiday, which originated in Mexico. Dia de los Muertos honors loved ones who have passed away, and the holiday is traditionally celebrated [...] [...more]

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Halloween Scary-oake

10/23/2014

If you think Halloween is scary, then you’d better be very afraid when you visit EB’s Beer & Wine, in The Original Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax this October 31 because the most frightening creature of all is returning to Friday nights (no, not bartender Melissa Kelly, pictured right) – but you guessed it, [...] [...more]

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‘Night of the Living Zoo’ scares up some Halloween fun

10/23/2014

The Los Angeles Zoo is hosting a howling good time with “Night of the Living Zoo” on Friday, Oct. 24 from 7 to 11 p.m. The 2nd annual costume bash is open to visitors ages 18 and older, and the zoo’s grounds will be transformed by hair-raising special effects, ghouls, ghosts and more. “Terrifying” zookeeper [...] [...more]

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