When was the last time you went to hear amazing classical music beautifully played? On October 7, the LA Philharmonic will perform timeless and classical favorites Ravel and Stravinsky at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. This Frank Gehry designed venue is gorgeous. The music conjures up a feeling of early 20th-century Paris. Brilliant French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard is the soloist for Ravel’s Concerto in G, heavily tinted by early American jazz. Igor Stravinsky’s exudes a distinctive Spanish flair. It will be a performance sure to inspire you!
Enjoy a night of author readings and all things literary at Book’d on October 20, 2016. This catered and creative event will be held at The Group Rep/Lonny Chapman Theatre right here in North Hollywood. Looking for nearby bookstores and literary goodness to continue the fun? Try The Iliad on North Hollywood and Barnes & Noble in Studio City or Burbank.
Did you know that the first film festival in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley was the Valley Film Festival?! Now in its 16th year, this prolific festival brings together established and emerging talent. The convenient location of the festival is at Laemmle NoHo 7, in the heart of NoHo, on Lankershim Blvd. This state-of-the-art theater features seven screens, digital projection, and stadium seating. The variety of styles and subject matter in this creative festival ranges from music videos to feature length narratives. Other move theatres in the area include the Arclight and the El Capitan Theatre.
There’s nothing like seeing a live performance in one of the most beautiful and iconic venues in Southern California. The Hollywood Pantages theatre has some amazing shows coming up for the Fall. Legendary singer-songwriter Cat Stevens will be playing from Oct 6-7. Prolific and outspoken Willie Nelson & Family are playing on October 18 performing his signature songs. Alice Cooper will bring a Halloween spirited performance on October 18. The popular show “Hedwig and The Angry Inch” will have an extended stay from November 1-27.
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Having an incredible onsite theatre and acclaimed Road Theatre Company productions on a regular basis is a truly unique amenity. “The Play About The Baby” is the latest production and opens on Friday, September 16. “Equally hilarious and frightening, Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby is a darkly comic dramatic fable by Pulitzer- and Tony-winning playwright Edward Albee. In this exclusive Los Angeles engagement, a young couple, madly in love with each other and their child, find their picture-perfect life interrupted when an older couple steals their baby. That act sets off a series of mind games and manipulations that makes everyone question their sense of reality. Albee’s trademark wit and incandescent language shed light on the joys and terrors of creating another human being in what many have called his absurdist take on his own Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. See this rarely produced gem in The Road Theatre Company’s production starring Sam Anderson (Lost) and The Road’s co-artistic director Taylor Gilbert.” For mature audiences only. Get tickets here.
Enjoy arts and crafts workshops, puppeteering, cardmaking, dance performances, live music, lots of art and more. The Open Arts and Music Festival takes place in Glendale on September 17. The Open Arts & Music Festival is spearheaded by Glendale Arts, a local nonprofit organization dedicated building a stronger community through arts and entertainment. Check out their facebook page. Looking for the nearest art supply store to NoHo Senior Arts Colony? Check out the iconic Carter Sexton Art Supply store. They have everything. If you are more of a Michaels person, there’s a store in Studio City and Burbank. Gotta love their coupons!
There’s nothing like taking your furry best friend to have fun, enjoy fresh air, and get some exercise too. Whitnall Off-Leash Dog Park allows the unique freedom of off-leash fun in a green setting. It’s open from sunrise to sunset every day and located right here in North Hollywood at 5801 1/2 Whitnall Highway North Hollywood, CA 91601. Laurel Canyon Dog Park is a short drive away in Los Angeles and offers plenty of space to stretch and run. There’s also a designated section for smaller dogs. Looking for more dog gone park fun in So Cal? You can find nearby pet supplies at Unleashed at 4821 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.