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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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‘Nightmare’ returns to El Capitan

10/23/2014

The El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” running from Friday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 2. The film will be shown in 3D with interactive 4D sensory effects, and audiences can view a display of sets from the making of the movie. Parents with small children can [...] [...more]

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Dan Zanes entertains kids at The Wallis

10/23/2014

Students from Anatola, Bertrand, Cesar Chavez, Charles H. Kim, El Sereno, New Open World, San Pascual, and Wilshire Crest elementary schools attended a performance by the Grammy award-winning musical group, Dan Zanes and Friends, on Monday, Oct. 20 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The concert was part of The Wallis’ student [...] [...more]

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All Aboard to Zombie Land!

10/23/2014

Celebrate October with spooky fun aboard the Fillmore & Western Railway’s new “Zombie Land In Search of PumpkinHead” train ride running on Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26. The train departs at 7 p.m. and heads to the “Ichabog” pumpkin patch, where passengers can hop on a hayride into Zombie Land and search for [...] [...more]

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Spear Steak and Seafood House: a ‘uni’-que experience

By Karen Villalpando, 10/16/2014

After seeing the movie “The 100 Foot Journey”, where sea urchin – or uni – plays a “starring role” I have been anxious to try the delicacy. At Spear in downtown Los Angeles, Chef Greg Paul pairs uni with risotto and the result was amazing. Spear Steak and Seafood House at the corner of 6th and [...] [...more]

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