Published May 29, 2003

One of the virtues of living in LA is that everybody you know is part of some scene. This one friend, she’s plugged into the house/hip-hop/world music scene - she puts on shows, she writes, she’s a woman about town. And sometimes she drags me out to see shows I’d otherwise avoid.

Our first stop was Temple Bar, where we saw The Latin Project. No photography inside, but here’s us leaving:

We then went to Zanzibar, a cool North African-themed house club.

Outside the club, bluffing our way past security

The DJ was set up in a cool booth on a small stage

Zanzibar’s filled with comfortable seating, and the clientele is always competing to get a spot on the best couches.

The DJ again, alternate angle. Even on a Wednesday night, the music was just right.

And the best part was, I didn’t even have to drive!