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I Don't Like Magic

Sasha Bronner | Posted 04.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Sasha Bronner

The closest I get to enjoying magic comes in the form of watching Will Arnett's character on Arrested Development perform his atrocious "illusions." But Nothing To Hide has turned my personal relationship with magic from nonexistent to we're-in-love giddiness.

PLAN ForYourArt: January 31-February 6

Bettina Korek | Posted 04.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Presented by performance-art journal Native Strategies, the two-night Rituals and Congregations event features artist Amanda Yates channeling the spirit of Los Angeles.

You've Got Some Seriously Aggro Shopping To Do Tomorrow

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 03.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

Sunday morning, check out the German sausage pop-up Knackig at Mignon downtown. They had us at bottomless mimosas and breakfast brats.

PLAN ForYourArt: January 24-30

Bettina Korek | Posted 03.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Tonight is opening night of Art Los Angeles Contemporary. Now in its fourth year, the fair presents 70 international and emerging galleries with a focus on Los Angeles.

Theater Review: The Snake Can at the Odyssey Theatre

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

Kathryn Graf's paen to the perils of middle-aged dating has a solid premiere under the skillful direction of Steven Robman and a very talented ensemble of actors. Graf underscores the frustrations and loneliness of the dating life and the importance of friendships.

BGG Weekender: DineLA, Freebie Art Shows and Concerts, and an Extra Day Off

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 03.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

We've got a big weekend ahead of us -- literally. Three whole days to do whatever we want?! We almost didn't know where to start. Almost.

PLAN ForYourArt: January 10-16

Bettina Korek | Posted 03.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Friday is the opening reception for an exhibition of Frank Gehry's Fish Lamps. Gehry produced the new lamps in 2012 and they will be divided between Gagosian Beverly Hills and Gagosian Paris at concurrent exhibitions.

BGG Weekly Playlist: Get Through the Longest Week of the Year!

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 03.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

We know; it's been a while. It feels like we haven't worked a full week since mid-December. (And, actually, that's more or less true.) But fret not; we assure you that you can make it through the next five days of workplace brutality -- with a little help from yours truly, of course.

PHOTOS: What Not To Miss This Weekend

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 03.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

Before reality hits hard and we actually have to work a full week again, we're planning on spending the first weekend of lucky 2013 all over town: checking out shows, trying new restaurants and feeding our newly-rested minds with art and movies.

Top L.A. Theatre Productions of 2012

Brad Schreiber | Posted 03.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Brad Schreiber

Josh Logan's depiction of the irascible Rothko's self-destructing behavior after taking a commission in contrast to his aesthetics was seamlessly guided by Michael Grandage in Red.

PLAN ForYourArt: December 20-January 2

Bettina Korek | Posted 02.19.2013 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Los Angeles Ballet returns to Valley Performing Arts Center with its production of The Nutcracker. Follow Clara and her Nutcracker to the magical Land of Snow, and to the enchanted Palace of the Dolls.

Six Picks for the Week Ahead from the Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Fast away the old year passes! As the sand runs through the hour glass for 2012, take a break from shopping and cooking to enjoy each other. Here are our ideas for some fun ideas for the next two weeks.

Weekly Playlist -- Party with Alice + Olivia and Make Your Instagram Friends Jealous

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 02.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

Don't get internet-induced FOMO just yet, because we've done the near-impossible and figured out a way for you to stay in town and have more (or at least as much) fun as those who've checked out of town early.

PLAN ForYourArt: December 13-19

Bettina Korek | Posted 02.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

This Bergamot Station Holiday Open House features holiday food and drinks, performances by Pop Wagon, and affordable art for gifting throughout the Bergamot's various galleries. The free open house also includes a variety of family friendly events.

The Impossible Is a Powerful Movie About a Force of Nature!

Jay Weston | Posted 02.11.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The Impossible is one of the most realistic and emotionally-engaging film experiences you can imagine. I promise you won't go anywhere near the ocean ever again after viewing it.

Six Picks for the Week Ahead From the Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 02.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

December is well underway so, whether your shopping is done or not, take a breather and enjoy the splendors of the season as expressed in theaters and museums around town.

Six Picks for the Week Ahead From the Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 01.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

With Cyber Monday and Black Friday in the rearview mirror, it's time to cram some culture before the holiday merchandising ramps up again. Here are our choices for the week.

How I Learned to Drive, Santa Monica Repertory Theater

James Scarborough | Posted 01.27.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Therapeutically entertaining, How I Learned to Drive brings ubiquitous, taboo issues out into the open. Though the story's tinged with humor, it's still a tough one to embrace. As horrible as it begins, though, it shows that you can come out on the other side.

BGG Weekly Playlist: Screw Cancer, Light a Tree & Party in Venice

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 01.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

Now that we've cleared the first two hurdles in holiday season mayhem (that would be Thursday's food coma and Friday's shopping frenzy), we're settling in to a month full of rum cocktails, sparkling trees and dark, cozy bars

BGG Weekender: Eat Bacon, Dance the Tango and Experience a Lovely Sort of Death

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 11.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

With t-minus one week between us and Thanksgiving, we're savoring the flavor of pre-holiday hustle, bustle and family overload. The quiet before the food coma begins now with art openings, new restaurants, and tons of charity.

Janis Joplin in Room 105

Sophie B. Hawkins | Posted 11.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Sophie B. Hawkins

Janis' world can never be repeated, and I am so lucky that I have been included in the oral telling of it. She has taught me to stop worrying about what everyone else on that stage is doing and just sing, sing like I have nothing else left.

PLAN ForYourArt: November 8-14

Bettina Korek | Posted 01.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Saturday is opening night of interior-design showcase event THR Design Hollywood, which includes 14 spaces designed by top Los Angeles interior designers, and Tuesday starts a five-day event bringing comic book enthusiasts and artists together.

AFI Review: Leos Carax's Holy Motors

Brian Formo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Holy Motors is two things: a love note to performance and a love note to cinema. It's an episodic film with dreamy bookends, a few winks at other films and the current state of cinema and audiences, laid at the altar of a very committed actor.

BGG Weekly Playlist: Halloween's Last Ghoulish Gasps

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 12.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

Are you tired of Halloween yet? Good, because neither are we. Steam the costume and ready your ghostly game face, because this week is another marathon dedicated to all things spine-tingling.

Africa Coming to Annenberg Space for Photography!

Jay Weston | Posted 10.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

No strangers: ancient wisdom in a modern world is an that exhibit poses a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive?