Chill at the Queen Mary


This holiday season come out to the Queen Mary in Long Beach to experience frozen magic at the Ice Kingdom. The giant dome will be frozen over into a giant igloo giving Southern California a special holiday celebration. This chilly exhibit will feature larger-than-life ice creations made from two million pounds of ice. There will also be ice-tubing, ice skating, live music, carolers, and more.

Bring a warm jacket and your gloves because temperatures will reach 9 degrees!

The third annual CHILL returns November 21st.
For dates, tickets, and more information visit the Queen Mary Chill website.

Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing Square

Do you love winter time as much as I do? I’m so glad that the warm weather has passed. Also, with the holidays around the corner every city is doing something rad to celebrate.


Last week, Pershing Square in Downtown LA opened up their holiday ice rink! Now through January 2015 you can skate under the California sun or below the sparkling night sky in the heart of Downtown. Addition to skating, there ail be fun and free activities for all ages.

Admission is $9 to skate for an hour and $3 to rent skates.

For advanced ticket purchase, directions, and event information, visit the Holiday Ice Rink website.

Happy Veteran’s Day from That LA Writer

That LA Writer would like to thank those who have served our country and fought for our freedom. Words can not express our gratitude to you whom have risked your own life for ours. Your dedication and bravery does not go unnoticed.

Our prayers and good vibes go out to those who have been wounded in battle and especially to the families that have lost loved ones.


ABC News has put together a list of deals and freebies for our Vets on Veteran’s Day.

Popzilla Presents: The Tim Burton Show


Are you a fan of Tim Burton?
This past Saturday was the grand opening of Popzilla’s ‘The Tim Burton Show’. It is an unofficial tribute to Tim Burton’s movies. There are 60 artists working on original art pieces that have been inspired by anything and everything Tim Burton.

Hard to believe, his career is spanning its 4th decade. Each movie stands on it’s own, but all have that special something. No, not a Danny Elfman soundtrack, but that helps too. They all have that unique flavor of macabre and the beautifully weird, featuring an anti-hero, and of course those beautiful black & white stripes. It’s important for us at POPzilla to pay tribute to a guy who most all artists admire and respect, especially while he is still amongst the living.


Saturday Nov 1 6pm – 10pm (Opening Nightmare Reception)
Saturday Nov 8 6pm – 10pm (Art Crawl NIght)
Saturday Nov 15 Noon – 5pm
Saturday Nov 22 Noon – 5pm
Saturday Nov 29 Noon – 5pm


The Rothick Art Haus
170 South Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805


Popzilla encourages guests to resurrect their inner Tim Burton and dress as your favorite character from his movies.

For more information, visit Popzilla’s The Tim Burton Show Facebook Event Page.

Hello Kitty Hungry Hunt


For a limited time, some of Los Angeles’ hottest foodie spots will be participating in the first ever Hello Kitty’s Hungry Hunt! #HelloKittyHungryHunt

From October 24, 2014 through November 21, 2014, visit participating foodie venues around town and enjoy a special limited edition Hello Kitty themed food or beverage item created for this special occasion. All participating restaurants offer something delicious and exclusive!

Each Hungry Hunt menu item includes a small gift: a collectible Hello Kitty Hungry Hunt enamel pin featuring Hello Kitty enjoying a culinary treat. The menu items and pins are exclusive to each location and available for a super limited time while supplies last.


Cafe Dulce
Little Tokyo
134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall Bldg E
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Chado Tea Room
Little Tokyo/JANM
369 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Charm City Cakes West
8302-A Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Daikokuya Sawtelle
2208 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Dylan’s Candy Bar
Original Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036

250 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Lollicup Coffee & Tea
2206 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
1111 Wilshire Blvd, Suite #103
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Seoul Sausage
11313 Mississippi Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Xlixe Pizzeria
Little Tokyo
432 E. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Zip Sushi & Izakaya
Little Tokyo Arts District
744 E. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

For more information, visit the Yelp event page.



Election polls are open today from 7am to 8pm!

Running late? If you’re in line before 8pm, you will be allowed to vote!

If you have completed a mail-in ballot, you can drop it off at a polling station, with the envelope signed.

Where can you vote?

Los Angeles:

All of California:

You can also look on the back of the sample ballot booklet for your station’s address; text “VOTE” to 69520; or call (800) 815-2666 and press option “1.”

Voters with special needs can use wheelchair-accessible booths, audio ballots and other services at polling places. For questions, call (562) 462-2754.


Edgar Allen Poe Reading

The night before Halloween, author, actor, poet, director, and playwright Peter Hayes Brothers will captivate you with performances by talented thespians of the most macabre literary imaginings penned by Poe. Director Peter Brothers will enthrall audiences with works like “The City in the Sea,” “To One in Paradise,” “For Annie,” and excerpts from literary masterpieces like “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and “The Sphinx.”

Fitting the season, Brothers will turn his bookshop audience into accomplices for eerie tales of intrigue, betrayal and supernatural specters. Bring your friends to witness the resurrection of shadowed gothic literature; for only as long as the pendulum swings.

When: Thursday, October 30 @ 7:00pm
Where: Barnes & Noble
4735 Commons Way,
Calabasas, CA
Admission: Free

For more information, visit