Since 1991, we have been creating events that support and honor local makers, crafters, and designers. All Odd Market shows are curated in an effort to maintain an environment that shows off the best of what Los Angeles has to offer.
Odd Markets always have a food element. Whether its gourmet food trucks or hand crafted small batch per packaged treats, we love food.
From showcasing local bands to masterful DJ’s, Odd Markets are always full of energy! To get a taste of the music, visit the event pages as we have videos of the bands that we book.
The first question that arises after purchasing Coachella tickets is, "Where are we going to stay?" Hotels get booked up months before the festival. Even if you do manage to score a room, there's the transportation to and from the festival grounds to consider. Marriott is solving this problem by bringing the hotel directly to Coachella. During…Marriott will build 8 glamping tents for guests to stay at during Coachella
Katy Perry’s long-standing legal battle to move into the historic Los Feliz property once used as a convent for the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary has finally gone in her favor. A Los Angeles judge ruled yesterday in favor of the deal the pop star has been attempting to close since 2015.The story goes…Katy Perry will, at long last, be allowed to live in a convent
You may already be getting festival season fatigue from a deluge of lineup announcements, but here's one for the bibliophiles: the L.A. Times Festival of Books.Every April, hundreds of authors, essayists, journalists and artists converge on the USC campus for two days of free lectures, signings and performances. This year, you'll find free conversations and panels with the likes of Bryan…Bryan Cranston, Margaret Atwood, Jessica Koslow top Festival of Books 2017 lineup
Getting your hair cut can feel like a chore. But what if you could just make it part of your regular commute? Union Station is lathering up a genuine 1930s-style barber shop experience in the middle of its handsome waiting room. On Thursday, March 16, the historic Downtown train depot will partner with Svelte Barbershop +…You can get an old-school hair cut and shave at Union Station
The long-running weekend DASH bus to the Griffith Observatory is about to get an upgrade to seven-day-a-week service. An announcement from the city’s recreation and parks department says service will begin next week, on March 21. The DASH bus will even run on Mondays, when the Observatory is closed. Weekday Griffith Observatory DASH service is…Weekday DASH bus service to Griffith Observatory starts next week
It's getting closer! Pantages Theatre has finally announced when Hamilton tickets will go on sale, and it's soon. American Express cardholders will have early access to tickets starting Wednesday, April 19, at 10am; so you may want to apply for a card now just for that little perk. The rest of us can purchase tickets for the…Pantages finally announces when Hamilton tickets will go on sale, and its soon
If you've ever found yourself falling down a hole while clicking around foodie Instagram accounts, you’re no doubt familiar with the #EEEEEATS hashtag launched by dining website the Infatuation. Well, now that swirling wonderland of gorgeous, craveable food you’ve scrolled through on your phone is coming to life for a one-day IRL spectacular known as EEEEEATSCON.…The Infatuation launches EEEEEATSCON, possibly the coolest food fest yet
Whether you can recite 100 numbers to the right of the decimal point from memory or you haven't thought of the famous number since high school calculus, Pi Day is a day worth celebrating. Pie and pizza shops alike are offering all kinds of specials to satisfy your inner mathematician and gourmand. So, raise a…Celebrate Pi Day with these 3.14-themed deals in L.A. today
Not every company can offer Google-level office perks, but one move toward workplace friendliness that started in the tech world is increasingly going mainstream. Especially in Los Angeles, more and more companies are allowing employees to bring their dogs to work with them. Historically, much like apartment landlords who won’t allow you to have pets at…Dog-friendly office policies are on the rise in L.A.
/ By Sam Skopp Original Article http://smmirror.com/2017/03/new-oddities-monthly-market-showcases-local-music-and-wares Since January, the Santa Monica Pier has been host to a monthly Odd Market, which brings together local vendors of food, art, and artisanal goods into a pop-up market located on the pier itself. This is one of five monthly Odd Market events that occur throughout Los Angeles. On…New Oddities: Monthly Market Showcases Local Music and Wares
It’s the end of an era. The very last Goodyear blimp has been deflated as that classic blimp style is being retired in favor of a new version of the flying ship. The first Goodyear blimp, known as the Pilgrim, took to the air in 1925. Today, there are only three aircraft left, including the very…The last of Goodyear's blimps has been retired
Word of a Coachella-like music festival at the Rose Bowl first popped up nearly two years ago. Details have been pretty thin on the Pasadena event since then, but we finally know everything about the fest—and it's coming real soon. The inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend will set up three stages in the Rose Bowl-adjacent Brookside Park on June…Tom Petty, Weezer, Alabama Shakes top inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend
Nearly 15 acres of land will be added to Runyon Canyon Park, the city’s department of recreation and parks, the Trust for Public Land, and a handful of other partners announced today. CBS2 says the 14.9-acre swath of land at 2450 Solar Drive cost $8.75 million. It includes land that’s already frequented by lots of…Runyon Canyon Park is now 15 acres larger
Spring is in the air and the wildflowers are blooming in Southern California. In fact, the eastern part of the region is experiencing a “super bloom” unlike anything seen in the area since 2005. With once-in-a-decade type growth in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, many day trippers headed for the Colorado Desert this weekend,…Super bloom: See the explosion of wildflowers sweeping Southern California
We pick out some of the city's best concerts, screenings and things to do, every day, just for you. 1. Watch a Shakespearean masterpiece with no script The actors (including Thomas Middleditch) in the Improvised Shakespeare Company speak in faux British accents, employ Elizabethan-era speech and play up any number of Shakespearean tropes. Yet this…The three best things to do today in Los Angeles
We might give superhero-obsessed Hollywood a hard time for always seeming to cater to kids with their on-screen fare, but two movie theaters opening next week take it to a whole new level: the theaters contain actual playground equipment inside the screening room.The Cinépolis chain has had success with these kid-friendly theaters in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala and…Movie theaters decked out with indoor playgrounds are coming to L.A.
Since retiring to Long Beach in 1967, the Queen Mary has been one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Southern California. But an a new report obtained by the Long Beach Press Telegram reveals that, in recent decades, the mighty vessel has fallen into a state of such dramatic disrepair that any…The Queen Mary is deteriorating to the point that it could sink
One of the best ways to embrace the St. Patrick’s Day spirit is with some spirits. While your college days of green beer and Irish Car Bombs may be behind you, there are plenty of delicious, refreshing viridescent mixed drinks to sample across the city. So, if you are looking to celebrate this Irish tradition with…5 of L.A.’s best green cocktails to try this St. Patrick’s Day
L.A.’s contemporary art scene looks bright with a gaggle of galleries opening in the coming months. It’s been just over a year since the Broad opened Downtown, and by the time its second birthday rolls around, it’ll be just one among a whole crop of new contemporary art spaces in town. Here are the places you’ll…L.A.’s three most exciting museum openings of 2017
Slip on a pair of jammies, cozy up in your bunk and learn all about massive turret-mounted 16-inch guns. Sounds like an average sleepover to us.The tireless oddity explorers at Atlas Obscura are hosting A Night on the Battleship, an evening tour and sleepover on the USS Iowa. The overnight excursion, the first of its kind…You can attend a sleepover on a battleship in L.A.
Photographer Jeffery Milstein can turn any aerial view into a work of art. His images take on an architectural quality, with a focus on shapes and form so that it’s hard to decipher what you are looking at—whether it’s an airport, a cruise ship, or an industrial site. But his images of cityscapes are the…Aerial photos of Los Angeles: Jeffrey Milstein’s mesmerizing work
We adore L.A.'s mom-and-pop donut shops, but when we pined for out-of-town restaurants to move here, Portland's VooDoo Doughnut was toward the top of our list. Well, time to cross that one off. VooDoo Doughnut has officially arrived in Los Angeles. The donut, coffee and ice cream shop known for its playful fried dough creations…VooDoo Doughnut has arrived in L.A.
We curate an L.A. weekend itinerary of the city's best concerts, culture and cuisine, every week, just for you. Friday Splurge on an evening of Southern eats during tonight's itinerary at the All-Star Chef Classic. Part of a larger series at L.A. Live, tonight's dinner includes unlimited beer and wine and 18 dishes from the likes…Things to do this weekend in Los Angeles: March 10-12
If you made your way through Westlake in 1927, you would have seen the glamorous Hotel Californian topped with two glowing, 40-foot neon signs. It was a pretty special sight back then, and, tonight, 90 years later, one of them will shine again after being restored and relit at its original location.Neon signs were still a new…L.A.s oldest neon sign will finally shine again
While it may feel like there's magic in the air throughout Los Angeles, there are actually very few places in the city to see the real deal—yes, we believe. Some spots are harder to get into than others, but we can help with that (more on that below). So for those nights when you're looking to…6 places to see magic in Los Angeles
After a brief public tease last year that amounted to nothing more than some branded tents and a Doritos stage, the country's premier video game convention will let the public go hands-on with its overwhelming congregation of upcoming video games and virtual reality headsets. The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, will open up a limited number of…E3 is opening to the public for the first time
One of L.A.’s biggest historical monuments is about to come out of hiding after 40 years. The Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial recognizes a battalion of U.S. Army volunteers who marched from Iowa to protect the city during the Mexican-American War. The monument itself is giant—400 feet of brick and sculpture—and includes a 77-foot water feature that…One of L.A.s biggest historic monuments is getting a new lease on life
It’s National Peanut Butter Month. Which means now’s the time for peanut-loving families to say “No” to sunflower seed butter sandwiches and soy butter-topped celery sticks and “Yes, yes, yes!” to the sticky nutty goodness that started it all. From PB&J donuts to burgers dripping with the stuff, here are 9 yummy dishes you can find in LA in honor of…PB & Yay! 9 Ways to Celebrate Peanut Butter Month in LA
Cruising’ down the L.A. river without a care in the world. The beginning of the path near Santa Fe Dam No doubt you’ve driven down the 605 & seen the familiar scene from your car – bicyclists looking like they are suspended above, cruising by on a concrete path. That path you see – which…outdoor adventure: San Gabriel River bike trail
Get ready to coo and ahh your way through the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park while visiting the new, adorable baby animals on display. Get a peek here at Taj the greater one-horned rhino calf, Leslie the baby gorilla, Tombi and Ilangha, the cheetah cub sisters, a mandrill baby named Ajani…Cuteness Overload! Visit the New Baby Animals at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
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