Grease 40th Anniversary Screening: AUG 15

August 8th, 2018

Are you a Pink Lady or more of a beauty school drop out? Can you believe it’s been 40 years since the movie Grease came out?! Neither can we. Enjoy a trip back in time to the fabulous 50s at Rydell High in this special movie anniversary showing. You know and love the songs, dancing, vintage fashion, and wacky characters. And how cute was Olivia Newton John?! Enjoy the fun and laughs at this special screening at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. If you’ve never been there, it’s a gorgeous venue.

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Festival of Chariots at Venice Beach: AUGUST 5

August 2nd, 2018

Living in Southern California gives us a chance to experience so much international culture close to home! The Festival of the Chariots (Ratha Yatra) is a colorful and unique festival dating back some 5,000 years. It began in India. Venice is place for this incredibly popular festival in Southern California. It will feature three chariots, one for each of the three deities; Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balarama and Lady Subhadra. The canopied chariots are decorated with flowers and balloons and are pulled with long, thick ropes by hundreds of people who ecstatically dance while chanting sacred mantras. It is a time-honored and joyous celebration of life and glorification of God.

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North Hollywood CineFest: MAR 24-30

March 9th, 2017

Independent cinema is thriving more than ever. Check out the latest work from emerging talent at North Hollywood CineFest. This fun event has a combination of great film screenings, press and red carpet events, parties, seminars, all offered in this seven-day event, is what makes this a dynamic and must-go film festival. Enjoy best feature film, best feature film international, best documentary, best documentary short, best short film in multiple genres, and best student film. They all will be shown at Laemmle NoHo 7 Theatres.

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Grand Park’s Bookfest: MARCH 11

March 6th, 2017

For all who love poetry, check out Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest! This event features the poetry of Emily Dickinson with a twist. Performers include Get Lit Players, David Prather, St. Bernard High School Poets, Cut Chemist, Brendan Constantine, Kim Dower, and many more. Free hands-on activities include creating your own pieces of poetic genius with PUBLISH! by Writ Large Press, constructing handmade books using dried plant specimens, a photo booth with Victorian-era props and prose, free writing advice, 826LA’s never-ending story, and pop-up bookshops for literary lovers big and small. Downtown Bookfest is a part of Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices, a season-wide celebration of Angeleno expression. A new movie about Dickinson is set to come out in April — just in time for National Poetry Month!

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Art Of Motion Picture Costume Design at FIDM

March 4th, 2017

Inspiration is everywhere, especially at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in L.A. It’s time for 25th annual exhibition of motion picture costume design. If you love the movies, this is a perfect exhibit for you. It’s also FREE. Now through April 22 from 10AM-5PM. FIDM is located at 919 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Thinking of becoming a costume or clothing designer? FIDM LA is an acclaimed school with a wide variety of creative disciplines to pursue.

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Vegan Street Fair: MARCH 26

February 28th, 2017

Vegan and non-vegans alike will enjoy all the yummy selections at the Vegan Street Fair in North Hollywood on March 26. This annual celebration celebrates the latest in vegan cuisine in bite-sized portions. All bite-sized portions are only $4! The Fair itself is FREE. They’ve also added a Beer Garden at the Federal Bar, more vendors, more activities, and more games. Check out these vegan recipes to try at home.

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ArtNight Pasadena

February 23rd, 2017

On March 10, enjoy a night filled with art, music, culture and more at ArtNight Pasadena. This free event features 18 of Pasadena’s art and cultural venues. ArtCenter, Norton Simon, Armory Center for the Arts and more are included. This is a very popular event with 28,000 in attendance the last time. Yummy food trucks will also be there. Free shuttles are provided for your convenience at every venue.

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