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‘Ex Machina’ redeems the A.I. subgenre

By Tim Posada, 4/23/2015

Flashy science fiction shows off the latest visual achievements in CGI. Good science fiction challenges contemporary notions about technological advancement, human potential or the changing role of humanity. Great science fiction does it all. “Ex Machina” doesn’t change the game, but it’s a refreshing reminder that great stories can still happen amid a sea of [...] [...more]

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Interactive Brazilian Dining: Fogo de Chao

By Jill Weinlein, 4/23/2015

A parade of Brazilian gauchos holding large skewers of beef creates an exciting dining experience at Fogo de Chao. Pace yourself, or you will be left with food on your plate, which is what happened when I visited the new Fogo de Chao downtown — in the former Roy’s Hawaiian restaurant space. Fogo de Chao [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 4/23/2015

Happy National Picnic Day The Deli at Little Dom’s is offering to-go options for National Picnic Day on Thursday, April 23 that include grilled shrimp with romesco and chopped spinach salad, Sicilian tuna melts and cold fried chicken sandwiches. The meals are perfect for a picnic in Griffith Park. 2128 Hillhurst Ave. (323)661-0055. Have a [...] [...more]

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Festival celebrates rail culture this weekend

4/23/2015

Vintage train lovers are invited to the Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society’s annual Rail Festival on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival is co-Sponsored by the Fillmore & Western Railway, and the theme is “Looking Toward the Future”. Approximately 10,000 visitors are expected at [...] [...more]

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Musical recaptures the magic of Motown

4/23/2015

The Hollywood Pantages Theatre presents “Motown the Musical” Thursday, April 28 through June 7. “Motown the Musical” tells the true story of how the musical genre and historic movement was founded. The musical re-tells the story of the founder of Motown’s sound and the record company Motown Records, Berry Gordy, in Detroit, Mich. in 1959. [...] [...more]

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Jewish film festival returns to L.A.

4/23/2015

The 10th annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival will open on April 30 with the documentary showing of “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker”. The opening night gala takes places at the Saban Theatre located at 8440 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Tickets are on sale for $40 general admission at lajfilmfest.org. The film festival will run [...] [...more]

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West Hollywood Kids’ Fair focuses on learning, fun

4/23/2015

West Hollywood will host its 20th Annual West Hollywood Kids’ Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. Admission is free. The fair will be full of family-friendly activities and attractions including an entertainment stage, face painting, arts and crafts, and booths from local schools, [...] [...more]

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Dance Media Festival to open

4/23/2015

Dance Camera West presents the 14th annual “Dance Media Festival” running from Thursday, April 30 through Tuesday, May 5 at multiple venues throughout the Los Angeles area. The multi-disciplinary festival will showcase many forms of dance. More than 30 films will also be shown connecting diverse cultures and environments through the exploration of dance. The [...] [...more]

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MAK center presents exhibit on architectural space

4/23/2015

Part one of a two-part architectural installation, “A Vast Furniture”, by Carmen Argote at the Schindler House in West Hollywood will be on display until May 17. With one sculpture and two sites, Los Angeles-based artist Argote uses the floor plan of the Schindler House as an inspiration and guide to literalize the understanding of [...] [...more]

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‘Pac-Can’ wins at Canstruction LA

4/23/2015

Early 1980s nostalgia won the day at Canstruction LA 2015 Presented by Goya Foods. “Pac-Can” — a three-dimensional rendition of Ms. Pac-Man chasing ghosts made by architecture firm Steinberg out of 5,740 cans of food — won both Juror’s Favorite and People’s Choice awards. It joined nine other structures created by Los Angeles architects, designers, [...] [...more]

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