To celebrate the spirit of independent film, Apple is hosting dozens of free filmmaking events from April 22 to May 3. Presented by Apple and indieWIRE, the Meet the Filmmakers series will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest projects from leading filmmakers and actors. All events are free and seating is available on a first come, first served… Continue
Added by alice on April 22, 2009 at 11:57am —
One of LA's coolest cultural events is this weekend. It's the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books held at UCLA! The free event brings together everyone from authors and popular musicians to celebrities and chefs.
Your celebrity rundown includes Michael J. Fox, Arianna Huffington, Tori Spelling, Bob Barker, Brooke Shields, Common and Henry Winkler (aka The Fonz)! Alyssa Milano will even be on hand promoting her book “Safe at Home:… Continue
Added by alice on April 21, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Oh to be in New York this weekend! The Brooklyn Flea Market starts up again and promises 40,000-square-feet of hipster-approved clothing, design, art and food.
Inspired by Chelsea’s dwindling outdoor markets, Brooklyn real-estate blogger Jonathan Butler of browstowner.com co-founded the Brooklyn Flea—now the largest of its kind in the city—in spring 2008.… Continue
Added by alice on April 17, 2009 at 10:00am —
Look around these days and you'll notice that everything old is new again. If you're into vintage fashion and you're in Santa Monica on April 25-26, drop by the Santa Monica Civic Center to see 85 different vintage vendors all in one place.
Here's an event I'd love to go...if I had a kid! (Sis, can I borrow yours?) The White House just recently announced that it will distribute tickets for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll online for the first time, doing away with the decades-old tradition of Washington families who line up for hours on the Ellipse the weekend before the event to receive their… Continue
Added by alice on March 26, 2009 at 9:30am —
What happens when you take the the artworld’s most powerful figure (by ArtReview) and have him display his art for the world? You get a rare chance to see François Pinault's collection. Called the most important show of contemporary art ever seen, it is currently being held in Moscow at the Garage Center for… Continue
What's the best way to pay tribute to someone's life? How about by celebrating it with people through art? This week, outside London's Tate Modern, about 200 people gathered to pay tribute to the grandfather of DIY art, Tony Hart. Though that name may not sound familiar to us here in America, to those in the UK, he was known to have the "magical ability to produce competent,… Continue
A good cause with some cool names behind it. Vote Earth is a movement to get people to start thinking about the environment. In an "election" between earth and global warming, your light switch is your vote. In order to vote earth, you simply switch off your lights for one hour on Saturday, March 28th, 8:30-9:30pm. Or you can vote global warming by leaving your lights on.
The results of the election are being presented at the Global Climate Change… Continue
Added by alice on March 4, 2009 at 1:48pm —
Oh how the internet brings us all together! The first YouTube Symphony Orchestra, selected by YouTube viewers, consists of more than 90 musicians from some 30 countries. After more than 3,000 videos were submitted by amateur and professional musicians from 70-plus countries, 200 finalists were chosen. They were then wittled down to 90 by YouTuber users. The group, ranging… Continue
Added by alice on March 4, 2009 at 10:42am —
To all you U2 fans in LA - Tonight, come and celebrate U2’s twelfth studio album featuring Anton Corbijn’s U2 Photography and his new film, Linear. If there has been one constant in photographer Anton Corbijn's illustrious career it has been the band U2, who he's been collaborating with for over two decades. In fact, he's known to have invented U2’s public image. Corbijin's… Continue
Added by alice on March 2, 2009 at 11:04am —
There's not many eating events I get excited about. But when I looked in my inbox this morning and saw this listed on Goldstar, I was thrilled! LA Weekly's famed food critic, Jonathan Gold, is holding LA Weekly's Gold Standard Food Event on Sunday March 8th!
As a top expert on Los Angeles restaurants, Jonathan Gold has used his years of experience to… Continue
I hold a special place in my heart for Stonehill Tavern, famed chef Michael Mina's beautiful restaurant, inside the gorgeous St. Regis in Dana Point. Sam and I had our engagement dinner there about two years ago and I've been wanting to go back ever since.
So how wonderful it is to read that this amazing restaurant will be celebrating their 3rd anniversary with a… Continue
The 2009 American International Toy Fair kicked off yesterday. The four day event draws in hundreds of toy makers and retailers and an estimated 20,000 visitors to the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. As the largest toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere, it attracts 1,200 exhibitors from around the world who showcase over 100,000 products, 7,000 of which… Continue
Want to attend the most fabulously weird auction ever? Well now you can. The Guardian is reporting that in April, the world will be able to buy a piece of Michael. The extraordinary auction will have more than 2,000 items ranging from the wacky and weird to… Continue