The Weekend Go Go: Pop-up Carmen, Animation Breakdown, Shout-out for Bukowski

Valentine’s Day.  The Oscars.  Mardi Gras.   It’s been an emotional roller coaster. Luckily, this weekend promises to be a little more low-key. Jealous rage.   Alcoholic poets.   A “Lynchian descent into madness.” Happy weekend! Opera’s “Amoral Seductress” It has been said that “French opera never produced another femme as fatale as Carmen.” Weigh…

John Fante Square/Free walking tour/King Eddy Saloon: Fante-stic Fete!

JOHN FANTE, novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and chronicler of Old Downtown, will be honored on April 8th with a city square at 5th Street and Grand Avenue. H.L. Mencken mentored him.  Orson Welles collaborated with him. Charles Bukowski said of him, “Fante is my god.”  Robert Towne, who found John Fante’s novel Ask the Dust while researching…