Author David Sedaris: MAY 12

April 20th, 2018

If you’ve only read David Sedaris’ books, we highly recommend seeing him in person. Sedaris does not disappoint. He is just as hilarious on stage as on the page. His style is quirky, dark, insightful, celebrates family dysfunction, and is very entertaining. Listen to the prodigious satirist share stories from his latest, Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977–2002). The venue will be the Valley Performing Arts Center. Get tickets now.

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The Great Los Angeles River Clean Up: APRIL 28

April 18th, 2018

Looking for a unique way to help the earth? Then the Great Los Angeles River Clean Up is a local event we recommend. It’s the largest urban river clean up in the United States. It’s been happening for over 29 years and continues to keep nature perfectly nurtured. In 2017, they mobilized 10,000 volunteers and removed 100 tons of trash. This helped to restore habitat, respect nature, and provide a great opportunity to meet like-minded new friends.

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West is the best at the Autry Museum

April 13th, 2018

With the popularity of tv shows such as Westworld, Godless, Deadwood, The Son, Hells on Wheels and more, the western themed genre is experiencing a nice renaissance. To experience even more of all things western, check out the acclaimed Autry Museum of the American West. They feature a permanent ongoing exhibition that honors western art and culture from various robust perspectives. The museum is conveniently located at Griffith Park. The museum was created by legendary Gene Autry. They also have more contemporary art, insightful programs, and meaningful events all year long. BTW, Westworld season 2 begins on April 22 on HBO.

 

 

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Magic and Lightning: Into the Mind of Nikola Tesla: MAY 12

April 10th, 2018

Experience a very unique, 1 night, 1-man performance of the life of genius Nikola Tesla. His life and inventions have fascinated the world. This multi-media production offers a personal glimpse into the life of this groundbreaking man performed by acclaimed playwright and actor Ian Ruskin. It will take place at Theatre West located at 3333 Cahuenga Blvd., West Los Angeles 90068. In the meantime, learn more about Tesla in this biography. “Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance.”

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It’s turkey leg time! Renaissance Pleasure Faire: APRIL 14 — MAY 20

April 9th, 2018

Tis the Springtime and time for a rebirth of good times and fine cos play. The Renaissance Pleasure Faire is a Southern California tradition and offers a unique glimpse into days long ago. Enjoy joust tournaments, tea parties, talented artisans at work, games, rides, tasty food, authentic Elizabethan costumes, and an abundance of merriment for young and old squires alike. It takes place on 20 acres in Irwindale by Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area. It’s a fun way to go back in time and experience what life was life in medieval Europe. Learn more about the history of the Renaissance right now.

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BOOK IT! LA Times Festival of Books: APRIL 21-22

April 3rd, 2018

One of our favorite things is the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! We seriously geek out there. Not only will you find incredible books to enjoy but you’ll get to talk with the authors one on one. Poets, novelists, non-fiction authors and so much more are there to meet and greet. BTW, April is National Poetry Month. Meet publishing houses large and small as well.Find out how to get published. Enjoy discussions and presentations by the best and brightest in the literary community.  The event features outdoor stages to make the most of fresh air, family-friendly events, cooking demos, artists, musicians and so much more! This incredible event is FREE and held at the USC campus. It’s the largest literary festival in America and not to be missed. Happy reading!

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Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the Los Angeles Zoo

March 30th, 2018

From March 30-April 1, enjoy a unique Easter time experience at the Los Angeles Zoo from 10am-4pm. Big Bunny’s Spring Fling is an annual event that‘s fun for the whole family. Enjoy seed-planting crafts and bunny-nose and whisker face painting, live performances from Kiddle Karoo’s Easter Adventure, strolling entertainers, learn facts about bunnies, and shake your bunny tail at the family dance party. You can even take photos with “Big Bunny” himself for a nominal fee. Admission for this event is free with paid admission to the L.A. Zoo. This is the perfect event to take the grandkids too and create cherished new memories.

 

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