Arts & Entertainment
Our city is home to some of the biggest and boldest burlesque shows in the world. Though Devil’s Playground is known for its Star Wars- and comic book-themed acts, the bawdiness of the babes and the subversive brilliance of the skits set the Victory Variety Hour apart.
Big top-striped curtains, colored-glass medicine bottles, gothic wooden arches, and pew seating give a carny-church quality to Villains Tavern. Bluesy-folksy bands take the stage on the patio every night, and seasonal drinks are strong and come by the mason jar.
The vintage rocket slide at Torrance’s Los Arboles Park offers a more exhilarating ride, but only at Vincent Lugo Park can kids slide down a whale’s back or a striped snail’s shell or ascend a lighthouse…
Backyard sprinklers pale in comparison with the fountains and sprays at Virginia Avenue Park. On a hot summer day, young refreshment seekers run beneath the arcing spurts of water…
Don’t assume that hysteria over Gustavo Dudamel has made it impossible to nail inexpensive single tickets to the young conductor’s performances…
Right off Hollywood Boulevard is the members-only Wattles Farm Organic Community Garden, 4.2 manicured acres of historic avocado groves, rose gardens, compost piles, and 172 privately tended plots
A refuge for exotic pets whose owners could no longer handle them, the Wildlife Learning Center puts you so close to the creatures, you can almost touch them
Whether it is the lighthearted promise evoked by a Fritz Haag Kabinett or the brittle grandeur that radiates from an aged Bordeaux…
Students at Xiem Clay Center can live out their Jonathan Adler dreams with six-week courses in sculpture, pottery, and tile making…
Want to cover your face in sequins? Fine. Need an excuse to wear leopard-print everything? Live your truth. But if you want to come in jeans and a tee, that’s OK, too