People of all ages celebrated Tet, or Vietnamese New Year, this year in Garden Grove on 2/12-2/14. Celebrations included a parade, food, dragon dancers and more. The parade brought its own controversy: The Partnership of Vietnamese Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organizations--which includes Sống Thật Radio ("live true"), Gay Vietnamese Alliance, Ô-Môi and the Vietnamese Lesbian and Bisexual Women Network and Friends--marched in the parade down Bolsa Avenue, despite some opposition. (Click here for the full details.) All photos by Kimberly Valenzuela.
On 2/25, the Closet in Costa Mesa hosted an all-female art exhibit opening with Eddie Wall, Tomorrows Tulips and DJ Kedd Cook. Artists featured include Saori Renteria, Rachael Finley, Kristi McKnight, Nikki Johnson, Brook Power, Eva Lewington and Ashley Kay. All photos by Doug Neill.
All photography by Star Foreman.
Models: Lulu, Nickie Jean, Vel Jones, Jakob Bokulich, Lyz Harris
Photo Assistant: Katie Benn • Wardrobe Stylist: Star Foreman • Post-Production: Star Foreman • Makeup: Sharon Hawkey, Christina Chen • Hair: Andre “Laz” Lazaro, Catie Horn
Night Six of the OC Music Awards Showcase brought us to a rainy night at the OC Tavern in San Clemente. Skee, Carly Layne, Parker Macy Blues, Christina Dietz and Allensworth performed. All photos by Chris Victorio.
Yep, seriously. On 2/26, there was indeed a midget cage fighting match with the Micro Wrestling Foundation at the Galaxy Theatre, along wih performances by Franki Doll & the Broken Toys and Bad Fathers. All photos by Keith May.
Ever been to an OC Roller Girls match and thought about dating your fave Roller Girl? Well on 2/5, some lucky, lucky people got their chance at the OC Roller Girls' first ever speed dating event in Huntington Beach. All photos by Keith May.
Sure, it rained. Sure, it was cold. But man was it fun! Check out pictures of The Black Keys, Jimmy Cliff, Pulp, Mazzy Star and much more! All images by Timothy Norris.
The Best Of Coachella Weekend One: Friday, April 13
PHOTOS: Coachella 2012: Weekend One, Day One
On 2/27, Exhibit A Gallery hosted the opening night of Daggers Rule! The art exhibit was presented by Dogtown's Tony Alva and Richard Villa III and featured some big names in the skate world, including Alva, Christian Hosoi, Eddie Reategui (of Daggers!). The event was DJed by Keith Morris...
On 2/27, the OC Music Awards Best Live Band Final performances were held at OCPAC's Samueli Theater. Blok, the Steelwells, the Colourist, Dusty Rhodes and the River Band and the Union Line performed. Winner, winner, winner: Dusty Rhodes and the River Band. Helllll yeah. Congrats, guys. Enjoy...
On 2/28, we asked "Who will be bull of the ball?" The annual Bulldog Beauty Contest took place at the Marketplace Long Beach on Sunday morning. They came, we saw, they drooled. All photos by Keith May.