Arts & Entertainment

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

As Southern California emerges from under a chilly, winter spell, here are some ways for Angelenos to thaw out and catch some sun — from a craft beer festival to a free day of museums.

Neon marquee from Whisky A Go Go sign sells for $48,300

Saco River Auction Co. acquired the unusual piece of rock 'n' roll history from a storage unit where it was collecting dust. Auctioneer Troy Thibodeau says the buyer didn't want to be identified.

'The Big Sick' is based on the filmmakers' own true, cross-cultural love story

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon just wanted their movie to go over well with Sundance audiences, but then Amazon made them an offer they couldn't refuse.

Mary Tyler Moore remembered as 'electric' by director David O. Russell

Legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore is remembered by director David O. Russell, who directed her in his 1996 film "Flirting with Disaster."

She turned the world on with her smile: Mary Tyler Moore dies at 80

Moore gained fame in the 1960s as the frazzled wife Laura Petrie on "The Dick Van Dyke Show." In the 1970s, she created one of TV's first career-woman sitcom heroines in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

Lakeith Stanfield: From living in his car to living the dream

The actor had a rough two years after moving to L.A., but he's in three films that debuted at Sundance and he co-stars in the FX show, “Atlanta.”

​Downtown LA's brilliant Anthony Quinn mural gets a makeover

The prominent Chicano artist spent almost four months restoring the downtown mural. He was among some 100 people to gather Tuesday to celebrate its restoration.

2017 Academy Award nominations: #OscarsSoWhite struggle is far from over

While this list of nominees is more diverse than prior years, The Frame's John Horn and Kyle Buchanan of Vulture.com say there's still room for growth.

Oscars 2017: 'La La Land' grabs 14 nominations

The other nominees for best picture are: "Moonlight," ''Arrival," ''Manchester by the Sea," ''Hell or High Water," ''Lion," ''Fences," ''Hidden Figures" and "Hacksaw Ridge."

'Dolores': The 86-year-old activist who just won't quit

She's a women's rights activist, a union organizer, worked alongside Cesar Chavez and now she's the centerpiece of a documentary film, "Dolores."

Jessica Williams: 'This is my ancestors' dream'

The former "Daily Show" correspondent is making her feature film starring debut in the Sundance Film Festival premiere of "The Incredible Jessica Williams."

A flash mob choir at the Women's March turned this unknown song into an anthem

"Quiet," by the Los Angeles-based singer MILCK, goes viral after a group of women perform it a capella during the weekend protest in Washington, D.C.

No more nerds, sex bombs: Female animators draw away clichés

CalArts has played host the past two years to "The Animated Woman Symposium on Gender Bias," with a goal to ensure female artists get to draw female characters reflective of the real world.

'Goodnight Moon' author Margaret Wise Brown was no old lady whispering 'hush'

Nevermind that she didn't like kids all that much — Brown wrote books they adored. One of her previously unpublished picture books has just come out, as has a new biography of this brave, bold author.

Sundance 2017: A solidarity march and then a cyber attack

As a protest march wound through the streets of Park City, film festival organizers were coping with a cyber attack that took the box office offline

Riot LA comedy festival tries keeping it intimate as it triples in size

The Riot L.A. comedy festival kicked off Thursday and continues through Sunday. It started several years ago as a small alternative comedy festival but has continued to grow year after year, with headliners this year including the legendary Mel Brooks, cult legend Dr. Katz and many more.