It’s all about dance-floor desegregation, with legendary DJs and about-to-blow-up acts attracting a diverse crowd.
Neighborhood: East Hollywood
Best of LA, October 2008Because so many TV and movie crew members call the San Fernando Valley home, neighborhoods there are expert at playing dead: Front yards feature creatures on hydraulics, intricate light shows, “live” ghouls, scary sound effects, and professional stuntmen. One area i
The Music Center hosts prominent dance companies year-round, but from May through September, Dance Downtown gets the audience moving
Wrinkles be damned. Miss Coco Peru, aka Clinton Leupp, is as radiant as ever. A 20-year veteran of the drag circuit, Coco—who’s replaced her impeccably coiffed signature red wig with a shorter, more chic model—still draws a sold-out crowd wherever she goes.
In a studio at MnR Dance Factory, an instructor is helping eight-year-olds with their hip-hop moves for an upcoming recital…
West Hollywood’s Here Lounge plays hip-hop at its Thursday night lesbian party known as Heat, while Truck Stop, at the same location on Fridays, is all about body shots from dancing bartenders. The scene is less gritty at Platinum…
Spider After Dark, a house and techno club that rocks Hollywood from 2 to 7 a.m., isn’t just an alternative to trying to find a warehouse party downtown in the wee hours…
El Floridita is a bit too small, and the scene at the Sportsmen’s Lodge too competitive. For a night of salsa, we head to Stevens Steak and Seafood House. Salsa lives unfettered here. Imbued with a low-key elegance, the 1960s landmark inhabits an elbow formed by the 710 and I-5 interchange…
On a stretch of La Brea populated by antiques shops and vintage clothiers—the same block as Pink’s—is a hole-in-the-wall cantina so unassuming, you could drive by it for years and never take note
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
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.