Dirty Looks, a New York-based platform for queer experimental film and video, is returning to the West Coast for a second tour. While in Los Angeles, the organization will premiere never-before-seen work by Tom Rubnitz, which was discovered in the Video Data Bank archives at the Billy Wilder Theater. In association with LA FilmForum, they've also organized a program of contemporary queer portraits called Yesterday Once More, which will feature works by emerging artists made within the last two years.
Since its inception 13 years ago, the Edwardian Ball has grown into a much-anticipated multi-media event that merges music, ballroom dancing, carnival games, acrobatics and fashion into “an elegant and whimsical extravaganza…” that celebrates the creative spirit of author / illustrator Edward Gorey (1925-2000). Founded in San Francisco by Rosin Coven and co-hosted by the Vau de Vire Society, the Edwardian Ball returns to Los Angeles this February for the third time and promises another night of fun for all ages.
Photo Friends of the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) consistently presents engaging programs that highlight photographs from its extensive collection. The latest installment of LAPL’s LA in Focus series is no exception.
This month the Pasadena based film series Moving Image Art (MIA) presents a selection of films from the Another Experiment By Women Film Festival (AXWFF), an event curated by Lili White. The AXWFF screens at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City and promotes the work of experimental films made by women that encourage critical thinking and dialogue.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is overseeing a major expansion of the region’s transportation network. Thanks in no small part to the passage of Measure R in 2008, Metro will spend upwards of $40 billion to relieve traffic and upgrade transportation infrastructure throughout the county over a 30-year period.
As publisher of Curating Los Angeles, I receive countless emails promoting events around the southland. Many of the messages at this time of year are holiday related and of those, a significant number extol the virtues of one gift or another offered up by a bevy of local businesses, museums, and schools.
This year my family agreed to limit holiday gift giving to the children in our lives. The adults just want to spend time together and enjoy the season in a less commercial fashion. That decision has greatly reduced the amount of time we’ll all need to spend searching for just the right gifts, as well as save everyone money.
This weekend Foodprint Project returns to Los Angeles with its much-anticipated event, Foodprint LA. According to Nicola Twilley, co-founder of Foodprint Project, the event will “…explore the forces that have shaped the Angeleno foodscape and speculate on how to feed LA in the future.”