Tis the season to be creative as well as festive! We found a bunch of wonderful ideas online and wanted to share them with you. Crafting is fun and a nice way to spend quality time together with grandkids or friends. Country Living has fun DIY projects to make this season even brighter. Good Housekeeping has lots of inspiration for holiday wreaths, tree décor, table decorations and more. HGTV has tons of ideas to give your holidays a crafty feel. Of course, we couldn’t leave out Martha Stewart’s ideas.
Enjoy Broadway right here in So Cal! The El Portal Theatre is featuring “The Big Fat Christmas Show” — a must see holiday event benefitting The Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. This all singing and all dancing show with the largest cast of Broadway performers ever assembled in Los Angeles promises to keep you entertained with stars from Broadway, TV and film. It takes place on December 1-2. If you’re looking for something more active, try iceskating at Pershing Square or LA Kings Holiday Ice!
A time-honored holiday tradition is the very popular Hollywood Christmas Parade! This year’s Grand Marshal is the one and only Olivia Newton-John! Other celebrities joining in the holiday fun are the Hulk himself Lou Ferrigno, soap opera queen Diedre Hall, Hollywood legend Robert Wagner, Comedian Bill Engval, Broadcaster Larry King, actor Louis Gossett Jr., Mickey Mouse, and more. There will be marching bands, equestrians, parade floats, carolers and best of all, Santa himself.
Enjoy a festive and welcoming Thanksgiving Dinner at the First Baptist Church of North Hollywood. This free event takes place on Thursday, November 24 between noon and 2pm. This annual event is a 20 year tradition and features home cooked, delicious Thanksgiving food. This event is for those in need as well as those who want to give thanks. Everyone is welcome. This is a meaningful way to celebrate Thanksgiving. If you’d like to help for an hour or however much or little time you have available, contact us: 818 763 4356; firstname.lastname@example.org. Set-up starts around 9am. First Baptist Church is located at 11210 Otsego Street, North Hollywood. On behalf of everyone at Noho Senior Arts Colony, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Looking for inspiration or to do some early holiday shopping? Check out Designer Con this weekend at the Pasadena Convention Center. This super fun event features over 350 vendors, art & custom shows, live demonstrations, and more. Discover collectible toys, designer goods, and lots of pop art. Check out the YELP reviews.
Revisit tried and true movies accompanied by a live orchestra! At the beautiful Walk Disney Concert Hall, enjoy this unique movie going experience. Rebel Without A Cause starring James Dean and Natalie Wood will be presented on November 17. On The Waterfront starring Marlon Brando will be shown on November 18. And last but not least, the iconic film Casablanca will be presented on November 20. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is known for its stunning architecture created by acclaimed architect Frank Gehry. Whether you take your bestie or looking for a perfect date night event, each cinematic/orchestral presentation is sure to entertain everyone.
Take a trip down memory lane at an exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Sunset Strip. WeHo Arts, and the city of West Hollywood are is commemorating with a series of events and exhibits as part of a program called ‘There’s Something Happening Here.’ This exhibit of photographs by Henry Diltz is also titled “There’s Something Happening Here…” and features many of the musicians and performers that were integral to the music scene of the Sunset Strip in the late 60s and 70s. His talk will recall personal anecdotes about the subjects of his photographs. The exhibit will be on view during regular operating hours from October 19, 2016 through May 3, 2017 at the WeHo Arts Gallery Space at the West Hollywood Library. If you’re looking to read up more on the subject, check out these books.