Venice Beach's annual homage to the traditional carnevales that take place in its Italian namesake.Local vendors peddled original goods, DJs spun and live performances prevailed included the giant yellow balloon belonging to Mr. Balloon Man and a fiery grand finale by performance troupe The Mutaytor.
Album ID: 772136
Photos by Diana Salier
LIFE in Los Angeles
LIFE photo archive c/o Google
Album ID: 770888
The Beatles Rock Band Screenshots
Harmonix / MTV Games / Apple Corps release "The Beatles: Rock Bank" screenshots, and debut video game trailer at E3 2009 in Los Angeles. [images via gamershell.com]
Album ID: 767994
Sun Spotted - Santa Monica Pier
LA.com's Sun Spotted series takes you to the Santa Monica Pier where the reflective (read: introspective) and the reflective (read: pale) enjoyed the holiday sun over the 2009 Memorial Day weekend.
Just north of the the mini amusement park you can pay your respects at Arlington West -- a temporary memorial created every Sunday from sunrise to sunset by the organization, Veterans For Peace.
Visually and emotionally powerful, Arlington West offers visitors a graceful place to ponder the atrocities of war while ogling nearly naked women, giant dogs and our eco-friendly ferris wheel.
Album ID: 761818
Photos by Karen Farrah Oswald
2nd Annual LA BBQfest
Drink:Eat:Play presented the 2nd annual LA BBQ Festival, held on May 9th and 10th, 2009. Droves gathered at Santa Monica Beach for another unforgettable weekend of great barbecue, live music, merchandise and more!
Album ID: 750240
Photos by Jeremiah Garcia
Lebowski Fest LA - Movie Party @ Wiltern
May 7, 2009 -- Lebowski Fest LA @ Wiltern Theater, Movie Party
Album ID: 748853
Photos by Stephen Dickter
Aston and Bugatti and Triumph! Oh My!
The Petersen Automotive Museum was the site of the main BritWeek party. Classic to contemporary British cars were on display from Rolls Royce to the Jaguar driven by Steve McQueen in "Bullet." British Invasion cover band Decades played hits from the 70's, 80's and 90's while British motorcycle company Triumph unveiled it's latest motorcycle.
Album ID: 747957
Photos by Stephen Loh
Gumball 3000 Rally Coast to Coast
Got an extra $40,000 hanging around the house? If so, you too can enter the 11th Annual Gumball 3000 Rally Coast to Coast. Inspired by the film Canonball Run, the 3000 mile race brings together tycoons from the music, film, fashion and sports industries and attracts rock stars to royalty, presidents to millionaires. This years race starts in Los Angeles with checkpoints in Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam, Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Santa Fe, Dallas, New Orleans and Orlando with the finish line in Miami. Ladies and Gentleman - Start your engines!
Album ID: 744385
Photos by Karen Farrah Oswald
Grilled Cheese Invitational
April 25, 2009
Album ID: 740158
Photos by George Miranda
Spinal Tap Reunion: Unwigged & Unplugged
Yes. THE Spinal Tap. The loudest band in England stops in LA on its reunion tour.