First class entertainment is always near in Southern California. Get inspired by the incredible Los Angeles Ballet with the upcoming Modernists show. Enjoy features works of three choreographic icons. August Bournonville, 1805-79, creator of the Bournonville style of Danish ballet, still vibrant today; George Balanchine, 1904-82, master choreographer who transformed American dance and created modern American ballet; Aszure Barton, contemporary choreographer who is leading ballet into rich, new territory.
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
Oct. 22, 7:30pm
Oct. 29, 7:30pm
Enjoy bowling like never before at Lucky Strike at Hollywood & Highland. This upscale venue features live entertainment by acclaimed artists. It has a stylish lounge atmosphere too. The beverage and food menu is not your typical fair. It’s artisan and gastro pub inspired versions of comfort food with new twists. This is also a great place to host a party or special event.
Looking for inspiration? Check out the new show at Gallery 800. It’s the 10th anniversary exhibit for “Art Unites: An Eclectic Mix of Art and Artists’ Works,” featuring artwork from members of ADG Local 800, Affiliated Property Craftspersons (IATSE Local 44), Motion Picture Set Painters & Sign-Writers (IATSE Local 729) and Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE Local 706). This should be a fun event to mix and mingle. There will be a hosted bar, live jazz music and appetizers. The opening reception is on Saturday, October 15 from 6 to 9 pm. Enjoy work from over 32 artists!
One of the most beautiful and thoughtful museums around is the Autry Museum of the American West. October 9 is the opening of ‘California Continued’ — how traditional ecological knowledge gained through centuries of experience can help present-day residents understand and care for the California environment.
Opening Day Activities
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Native Plant Sale
Outside on the Autry Plaza, shop from a variety of native plants from Hahamongna Cooperative Nursery
1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Toveema–Carmelo Family Singers and Dancers (Gabrielino/Tongva)
1:00-4:00 p.m.: Basketry and Cultural Material Demonstrations
With Virginia Carmelo and Lazaro Arvizu (Gabrielino/Tongva)
1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 p.m.: Acorn Demonstrations
Join cultural educator Tima Lotah Link (Shmuwich Chumash) under the garden’s oak tree for a demonstration on the wonders of acorns: food, dye, medicine, and fun! Watch acorn being winnowed in the breeze, try your skills at pounding acorn, and discover items made from acorns.
2:00 p.m.: Cahuilla Bird Singers
Led by Cahuilla/Serrano elder Kim Marcus and son Raymond Marcus, Fernandeno Tataviam Tribal President Rudy Ortega, Jr., and Ray Rivera (Yaqui,Pima, Tataviam)
For even more Western themed creativity, check out HBO’s new tv series WESTWORLD. You may remember the original movie Westworld that came out in 1973. It was written and director by acclaimed author Michael Crichton and starred Yul Brynner.
Get some exercise and help a great cause at AIDS WALK Los Angeles 2016! This is the 31st year of this very popular event which draws hundreds of thousands of supporters. The funds raised at this very worthy event help combat HIV and AIDS. It helps sustain APLA Health’s prevention, care, and advocacy programs in Los Angeles County. In addition, more than 20 other HIV/AIDS service organizations benefit from this annual event.
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.