Friday, November 24

Review: Holiday light show transforms Descanso Gardens this season

"Enchanted: Forest of Light," a holiday-oriented light show experience is running at Descanso Gardens from Nov. 19 to Jan. 7. The gift store by the entrance sets a holiday mood for the hordes of guests trickling into the garden with shop workers dressed in light-up festive garb and a little nursery filled with hanging lights and light-up reindeer in the backdrop. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

"Enchanted: Forest of Light," a holiday-oriented light show experience is running at Descanso Gardens from Nov. 19 to Jan. 7. The gift store by the entrance sets a holiday mood for the hordes of guests trickling into the garden with shop workers dressed in light-up festive garb and a little nursery filled with hanging lights and light-up reindeer in the backdrop. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

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The mystical garden exhibits and entrancing laser shows of “Enchanted: Forest of Light” carve out a new holiday-experience niche for itself. Without relying on kitschy plastic Santas or red-and-green lights, the event transforms a humble botanical garden into a spectacular holiday-oriented light show experience, open from Nov.


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“Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985” is open at the Hammer until Dec. 31.
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(Shreya Mantri/Daily Bruin)

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For the past two years, JazzReggae Festival organizers have tried to return to the roots of the original festival. (Daily Bruin file photo)
For the past two years, JazzReggae Festival organizers have tried to return to the roots of the original festival. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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"The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" – a sequel – graced Westwood's theaters just after "Fate of the Furious" – another sequel. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

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Beyoncé’s music and performances go beyond entertainment into the realm of generating wider dialogues. (Creative Commons photo by Rocbeyonce via Wikimedia Commons)


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