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The Coolest Spot In Atwater Village

The Coolest Spot In Atwater Village

We went to Atwater Village this weekend for brunch and with the intention on wandering around the main Glendale Blvd strip to grab holiday gifts. Surprise: we sadly didn’t have that many options. We had built up the area in our head to be cutesy and homey but we realized walking around that there were a lot more food storefronts than we thought and way too practical spaces that don’t lend themselves to be casual gift shops. We founds some drinkable goodies at 55 Degrees and, as we strolled North on Glendale, we noticed a peculiar store that was what we imagined to be all of Atwater Village: Individual Medley.

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Jay Erker’s The Humans Are Present

Jay Erker's The Humans Are Present

If I were to define the highest art form as a sensorial event that is like an electrical shock to your mind and body, then Jay Erker’s “social communication experiment” on December 9th would follow the entry “Art” in my self-published dictionary. Titled The Humans are Present(s) Erker’s foray into interactive performance served as a triumphant tweak in the cosmic universe to quell any humanoid disquietude with the coming Mayan calendar ending. Part of Dutch Door’s weekly, humorous, sarcastic, critical and serious Countdown Series, Erker’s personalized and therapeutic “reading” almost left me ready to die and jump on that asteroid.

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A Tour Of First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles

A Tour Of First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles

We don’t often think of Los Angeles as a city with any history. It can be almost annoying that our city is so new and that the traces of our past are very much still on the surface. Unlike New York City and London and Paris, Rome, Madrid, and more, our city is a baby: we are the young upstart who is demanding all the same attention the old bags are getting. This said, we do still have history–we just choose to overlook it. With items like the Hollywood Bowl, Angel’s Flight, and more, we gloss over their age and history because they are only near a hundred or so years old, which is still a very long time ago. The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles is staking their name in history and helping show that Los Angeles does have a rich history and that our structures–although often few and far between–are in fact marvels that rival any “older” city in terms of history.

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Watching The Hollywood Sign Get A Facelift

Watching The Hollywood Sign Get A Face Lift

The Hollywood Sign has had its fair share of attention in recent years. In 2010, it was under threat of being pulled down but–thankfully–Hugh Hefner saved the day with a generous donation. The sign was a hot conversation piece around the same time after Bay Arch came up with a crazy idea to turn it into a hotel. The latest publicity surrounding the icon is a makeover: Sherwin-Williams recently gave the iconic sign a new coat of paint.

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New York Times Los Angeles Risk Of Decline

Here is some New York City sensationalism: the New York Times published and article titled “Report Finds Los Angeles at Risk of Decline.” Okay, dudes. But, truth telling: most of the article is bogus but our “expanding” so quickly from outsider money is something to be concerned about. Who is really in control of LA? Do those people actually care about the city? That’s where we see the imminent decline coming from…

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Bleeding Rainbow Los Angeles

Musical act Bleeding Rainbow is on tour now and is making a few Southern Californian pit stops: catch them at the Church On York on April 30.

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Moderns Los Angeles Synth Pop Sub Urban

Local synth pop act Moderns have recently hit the scene with their totally jam-able song “Sub Urban.” Quite nice: catch it below!

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Cinco De Mayo Party El Conjunto Nueva Ola Echoplex

The Echoplex is welcoming a (pre) Cinco De Mayo bash with El Conjunto Nueva Ola on May 4. Someone named “Skapeche Mode” will be performing as well.

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June Wayne Prints Paintings Tapestries Pasadena California Museum Of Art

PMCA’s next show is a celebration of the work of painter, printmaker, and feminist activist June Wayne’s work. It opens May 4 and will be on view through August 31. Time, Space & Matter: Five Installations Exploring Natural Phenomena will run concurrently.

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