Author and veteran Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan will read excerpts from his latest book, Tuesday Tucks Me In, on Saturday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. in the Last Bookstore. Tuesday is the name of Montalvan’s service dog, and the relationship between canine and human is the focus of the tome and a departure point from which Montalvan addresses contemporary veterans’ issues and the omnipresent specter of PTSD. The reading is free and, yes, Tuesday the dog will be there. #DTLA #LA #LastBookstore
Wild in Wichita: Oct. 11-Nov. 3 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center Think you’re not in Kansas anymore? Well, think again. Lina Gallegos’ play, which has grabbed prizes including the 2012 Hola Award for Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting, revolves around an elegant Puerto Rican woman and an irreverent Mexican caballero. OK, that’s quasi-normal, but the kicker is that they are the only Latinos stuck in a nursing home in the city of Wichita. #dtla #art #theater #latino
The first search and rescue dog on the scene of the World Trade Center disaster on September 11. 2001, was Bear, an 11 year old Golden Retriever. He began recovery efforts immediately, working 18 hour days in the beginning. Rest in Peace, Bear.
In this week's section of awesome admins, we interview Shelia Young. She’s the executive assistant to Union Rescue Mission CFO Dan Roleder and CEO Andy Bales and she calls herself "the gatekeeper". #DTLA #DowntownLA #DowntownLosAngeles #LA #LosAngeles #AdministrativeProfessionalsDay #admins
Making the cut on ‘The Don’t Miss List’ is local piano indie group, Harriet. Taking their music from SoundCloud and to the streets, Harriet stops by the Bootleg Theater to belt out tracks including their marquee number, “I Slept With All Your Mothers.” You too can experience this ode to your mother Saturday, Jan. 18. Do not, we repeat, do not bring your mom. #DTLA #LA #LosAngeles #DTNews #Harriet #Harrietmusic #indiemusic #BootlegTheater
Now through March 10, the Arts District’s Loft Ensemble theater company offers up a lighthearted play that will raise your spirits and have you dancing a jig. OK, the presentation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet may not do any of that, but it will bring alive some of the nation’s most beloved pastimes: murder, allusions to incest and conversations with a bare skull. #DTLA #LA #LosAngeles #Hamlet #art #culture
Sheriff Lee Baca surprised everyone on Jan. 7 when he abruptly announced his retirement. In doing so, he pulled the plug on what would have been the most vicious political race of the year. #DTLA #LA #SheriffLeeBaca #LeeBaca #LAPD #news #retirement