Fun family event at The Odd Market at the Autry this Friday night from 6pm-11pm. 😊
Come say “Hi” and see the entire Fuzzie Dot collection as well as eat fun food and listen to great music. Hope to see you there! 🐼🐶🐷🐘🐑
These guys are kicking off Odd Nights at The Autry this Friday at 6:30 PM and you don’t want to miss them.
Greg in Good Company’s music – a combination of upbeat catchy melodies, funky bass riffs, soulful vocal harmonies and thoughtful lyrics – is often compared to Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, The Strumbellas and Weezer, while also reminding listeners of the classic rock that ruled the airwaves decades ago. Despite comparisons or personal musical influences, the band doesn’t strive to sound like anyone or anything else other than Greg in Good Company.
This Friday at Odd Nights at The Autry
From 6Pm – Dusk, get your picture taken in an AR photo shoot. This is a rare opportunity and one you and your kids will cherish.
In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.
On Stage at 9:30 Friday, July 20th
VATTICA is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in early 2014, the band quickly built an impressive local following in Southern California, including on the infamous Sunset Strip, performing at legendary venues such as The Viper Room, The Roxy Theatre and The Troubadour. VATTICA’s bombastic and energetic live show caught the attention of Another Century/Century Media Records, who promptly offered the band a recording contract. Visit their Official Website.
A city full of transplants, and yet all four members of Niantic are from the Los Angeles area. We grew up right here, in the thick of it, watching people and ideas and flavors of the month come and go.
So we transplanted styles. The goal is impossible — a sonic architecture, a diversity of borrowing, from all periods and approaches to great music. Different approaches to technical mastery — or sometimes lack thereof. A relentless focus on arranging, musicianship, and performance.
Every song tells a story, has words and melodies to get lost in. On stage, you won’t want to look away. On record hopefully, it’ll be like anything good you put on — you’ll call your friends in from the other room and say “you’ve gotta hear this”.
Dankrupt is CALIROCK. A fresh mix of music and culture that the band embodies from their surroundings in Southern California. Effortlessly blending genres from Funk to Hard Rock, Reggae to Hip Hop, the band embodies influences such as Rage Against the Machine, Sublime & Red Hot Chili Peppers. This is the beginning of a lifetime of vibes spread through music.
We’re so excited to be participating in the first Santa Monica Pier market. Come down and see us for handmade jewelry, bags and award-winning children’s books that can be signed by the author!
American Fable is a mystery thriller set in the 1980’s during the farming crisis. Gitty (Peyton Kennedy) retreats to a fantasy world, which she created, while her family deals with the threat of losing their farm. She soon finds an elderly gentleman locked in the silo, and her world turns upside down as she begins to question her loyalties with her family.
In Theaters February 17, 2017
Director and Writer: Anne Hamilton
Producers: Anne Hamilton, Kishori Rajan
Distributor: IFC Midnight
Starring: Peyton Kennedy, Richard Schiff, Kip Pardue, Marci Miller, Gavin MacIntosh, Zuleikha Robinson
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In an efficiently designed, sun-lit space on Huntley Drive is West Hollywood’s newest coffee shop: Smith & Tait.
Co-owners Lauren Hogarth and Alexandra Morton are partners who had been working in film production and graphic design, respectively, before following their dream of opening a coffee shop. When I stopped in last week, I had a chance to chat with them a bit, and they are really cool girls – very down-to-earth and friendly. And they love coffee – damn fine coffee, to be specific.
The shop is tucked away and maybe a little hard to find at first, so this is what you need to know: 866 Huntley Drive is really the back of the building at 8722 Santa Monica Boulevard. You’ll know you’ve found it when you see the dog-parking station and water bowls as you walk up to the entrance.
Smith and Tait serves espresso drinks, drip coffee, craft cold brew and infused cold brews (think peppercorn or vanilla bean) – all with beans from Ritual Coffee Roasters. If you want a little something sweet to go with your coffee, try the little mini vegan donuts from Fonuts. All drinks can be made with whole or skim milk, half and half, or almond milk.
Verdict: This is a great little local coffee shop, and I think Smith and Tait is worth a special trip, even if you don’t live in West Hollywood but for sure if you do.
about the author:
My name is Anne Stericker, and I am a writer and lifestyle consultant living in Los Angeles. And while I absolutely love Los Angeles, I also love a lot of other cities I have visited and/or lived in… cities like New York, Sydney, Paris and Rome. This is because, as far back as I can remember, I have taken immense pleasuring in finding things – both tangible and experiential — that are beautiful, practical and luxurious.
I also have a philosophy that a thing or experience need not be expensive in order to be luxurious. In fact, I firmly assert that there is zero correlation between the cost of an object or experience and how much pleasure it can bring. For me, coffee is one of those things. It can be delicious, beautiful and luxurious, and you definitely don’t have to be a millionaire to afford it. Coffee represents, perfectly, my philosophy that you can have taste, quality and luxury all at once, no matter what your budget is.
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Not all events are actually as fun as their pictures make them out to be, but that’s not the case with the Mar Vista Art Walk.
yarn-bombing on Venice & Grandview
Mar Vista Art Walk street art
There’s never a lack of interesting things to do in Los Angeles. Some of our favorite events (KCRW’s Chinatown Summer Nights Parties!) are big productions that bring together greater Los Angeles, yet still happen to feel easy to navigate, inclusive & family-friendly in most cases.
A few times a year, Mar Vista holds an art walk along Venice Blvd. that supports local makers, artists, musicians & businesses, too. In fact they just celebrated their first anniversary.
Starting from Grandview & Venice, you can walk west towards Lincoln stopping along the way to grab food at various food trucks, listen to live music, shop local vendors or pop into the various art galleries.
If you’ve ever been to main street Santa Monica or the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market, you’ve probably met Steve who makes the most incredible contraptions & inventions – like the stuffed animal grabber he brought to the art walk.
At the last art walk on December 1st, we popped into Grand View Market & finally heard for ourselves the live music everyone has been raving about since the market remodeled.
Grand View Market
Live Music @ Grand View Market
For a Thursday night, the market was packed with our favorite mix of people- all ages, old school L.A. & everyone – all together listening to the music & many people dancing. We love L.A.
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