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Summertime conventions calendar

Taylor Villescas

May 8, 2014

Event:Wyrd Con Description:Fantasy nerds and Dungeon and Dragons masters should check out Wyrd Con. This con is steeped in classes, workshops and panels to help guests learn about professional writing and gaming. The convention will also be hosting the largest tournament of LARP-ing and various table...

Calendar of events: May 1 – 6

Taylor Villescas

May 1, 2014

Event:L.A. Opera lunchtime ConcertDescription:Kick-off spring and class up your lunch with the first in the seven week long Lunchtime Concerts in the Park series. The shows begin with the LA Opera, singing the greatest hits of the classic opera genre.Date:May 1, 12 p.m.Location:Grand Park 227 N Spring St., Los...

Clearing the smoke on the real history of 420

Taylor Villescas

April 17, 2014

The origins of the infamous 4/20 holiday, remain shrouded in mystery to most. Some claim that the date was chosen in honor of Hitler’s birthday or Bob Marley’s death, or that it represents the number of active chemicals in cannabis, while others insist that it was 1970s police code for a “smo...

Calendar of events: April 17 – 23

Taylor Villescas

April 16, 2014

Event:Record Store Day Description: Record Surplus is hosting a three-day long, storewide sale. While the weekend sale starts on Friday, the slew of limited edition vinyls for sale don’t hit the floor until the following day. This event is perfect for any music lover, whether you’ve never boug...

Spring Break calendar of events

Spring Break calendar of events

Taylor Villescas

April 2, 2014

Event:Dodgers Opening DayDescription:The smell of popcorn and hotdogs is the air, which must mean that baseball season is finally here! Even though Opening Day at Dodger Stadium has sold out, there are still tickets available for the rest of opening weekend against the San Francisco Giants. Students ...

Upcoming music festivals calendar

Taylor Villescas

March 26, 2014

Event:Warped Tour Description:A longtime home for rockaholics in the summer time, Warped Tour hosts every band you loved in high school, and their new emo-pop/rock/hardcore/indie/punk/hip-hop/metal descendants. The nationwide tour kicks off in LA, and then returns to the west coast for a couple of days in...

Calendar of March 21

Taylor Villescas

March 19, 2014

Event:Noir City Description: Are you a fan of black and white films? Mysterious femme fatales and hardened private eyes? Grab some popcorn and settle in for the American Cinematheque's 16th annual Noir City: Film Noir festival. The evening features gritty black and white classics about crime and ...

Weekly event calendar: March 13 – March 19

Taylor Villescas

March 12, 2014

Event: Total Wine & Mores Belgian Beer Class Description:Expand your tastebud horizons with the guidance of well-trained connoisseurs. Belgian beers are on tap tonight at Total wines, so broaden your palate to enjoy ales such as Trappist and Abbey. Date: March 13 Time:6:30 p.m. Location: Red...

Events calendar March 7 – 9

Taylor Villescas

March 5, 2014

Event: West Side Story Description:Enjoy the classic show of star-crossed lovers who strive to rise above hate in the name of love. An evening of music and dance is promised for all. Date: March 7 and 8 Time:2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Location: Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 12700 Center Ct. Dr. S. ...

Events calendar for Feb. 27 – March 4

Taylor Villescas

February 26, 2014

Event: China and the World: The Silk Road Runs in Two Directions Description: History nerds should get ready to explore the ancient Silk Road, which transported gunpowder, silk and ideas such as Buddhism. This lecture seeks to inspect the trade routes of the ancient world, and how they translate to ...

Calendar of Valentine’s Day events

Taylor Villescas

February 12, 2014

Event: Unmentionables Description: This sexy and secluded burlesque show promises a raunchy, yet classy good time. With it’s secret location, the “Unmentionables” show promises an interesting experience filled with art, performance, music and sex. And with cocktails, champagne and treats available...

Six kinds of people who abuse social media

Six kinds of people who abuse social media

Taylor Villescas

February 5, 2014

Penny Pinterest: The Wedding Planner Why wait around for a man to get married? The best part is clearly the planning stage, and Penny’s got everything down to the napkin holders covered. She’s got five or six different boards on Pinterest, one for a different theme of her future wedding. Everything is Do It Yourself (DIY) and h...

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