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Art tips & techniques just for seniors!

September 3rd, 2022

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We found a great resource for art tips and techniques — They firmly believe that you are never too old to enjoy art and their goal is to provide you with as many tools and resources as they can to help you excel and find fulfillment in your artwork. They invite you to reacquaint yourself with art or discover it for the very first time. See for yourself how art can enrich your life. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we couldn’t agree more.

Scandinavian Festival

April 5th, 2019

Experience the festive world of Scandinavian right here in Southern California! The Scandinavian Festival takes place between April 6-7 in Thousand Oaks at California Lutheran University. Enjoy authentic food, culture, history, singing, dancing, shopping, entertainment, and so much more. Discover all the nuances of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland all in this exciting festival. The food alone is reason for going! See you there!

Marching orders: Tournament of Roses Parade

January 3rd, 2019

Every January 1st in Southern California, the Tournament of Roses Parade is here to officially ring in the new year. This is the 130th Rose Parade and the Grand Marshall this year is the only and only music legend Chaka Khan. Marvel at beautifully decorated floats all made of flowers and natural materials. Enjoy marching bands, equestrian acts, drill teams, and other special performers. Check your local tv stations for viewing information so you can relax and watch it at home. On behalf of everyone at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, have a wonderful and creative 2019!

Bravo! The Road Theatre at NoHo Senior Arts Colony

December 26th, 2018

Unique to NoHo Senior Arts Colony is the Road Theater. This acclaimed theatre company has been performing distinctive productions since 1991. This non-profit organization cultivates new talent, original productions, great designers, gifted writers, and very skilled tech pros. Their productions are showcased here just steps from your residence in a beautiful Stadium-style, 78-seat performing arts theater as well as their original location. Learn more about them.

Truly angelic: L.A. County Holiday Celebration at Chandler Pavilion

December 19th, 2018

Tried and true, the Los Angeles County holiday celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is an ideal way to celebrate Christmas eve afternoon. This jam-packed 3 hour production has everything. Enjoy holiday instrumental music, choral music, dance performances and more. This free event offers the city of Los Angeles a special holiday experience. It will also be broadcast live on PBS and live streamed on if you can’t make it in person.

Winter Wow! Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks

November 22nd, 2018

Yes, you can have awe-inspiring fireworks in December! Enjoy this unique holiday version of a traditional fireworks show as well as ocean breezes in Manhattan Beach on December 9. It overlooks the pier so wear a heavy coat or snuggle up with blankets. There will be live jazz and Dixieland music, a Skechers Snow Park and Sled Hill, Santa Float, holiday singalongs, and more. Make sure to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the toy drive! This festive event takes place between 4-7pm.

Holly Jolly: Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

November 15th, 2018

Experience one of our favorite traditions in LA! The annual Hollywood Christmas Parade ushers in the official start of the holiday season. Enjoy a feast of festive sight and sound with decorated floats, marching bands, equestrian groups, celebrities, giant balloons, and lots of cheering attendees. It takes place on November 25 at 6pm. It starts at Orange Drive and goes east on iconic Hollywood Blvd., south on Vine, and west on Sunset Blvd. The Grand Marshal is Nancy O’Dell with hosts Erik Estrada, Dean Cain, Montel Williams, Laura McKenzie and more.

Shop, learn, & more: American Indian Fair: NOV 10-11

November 6th, 2018

Immerse yourself in Native American culture at the largest Native American arts fair in Southern California. Held at The Autry, the American Indian Arts Marketplace has a dazzling array of culture and creativity. It features more than 200 Native American artists from 40 nations. You’ll find a wide variety of items to purchase including paintings, pottery, textiles, wood carvings, beadwork, photography, basketry, mixed media and more. There will also be artist demos, activities for the kids, and lots of tasty food. The Autry celebrates the American West in all of its forms. They have extensive state of the art collections devoted to Southern California and the American West. Treat yourself and visit them soon.

Upcoming exhibits at the Hammer Museum

October 30th, 2018

Whether you are an artist, writer, or just a fan, seeing original art in person reveals such depth and emotion to the work. The Hammer has some new exhibits that are very compelling. All exhibits here are FREE to the public. For added insight, opt for a guided tour on Saturdays at 1pm. They also have group tours. In addition to art, The Hammer also has musical performances, speakers, poetry readings, kids’ programs, and screenings.

Hammer Projects: Petrit Halilaj

For his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Halilaj will present a group of the moths suspended at various heights, illuminated by custom flickering lights.

Hammer Projects: Shadi Habib Allah

Habib Allah’s project is organized around a series of images and sculptures that approximate the quotidian nature and social reality of areas such as Liberty City, which are marked by racial and economic disparity.

Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo

This exhibition sheds new light on Hugo’s experimental and enigmatic practice as a draftsman and includes over 75 drawings and photographs spanning the duration of his career.

Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016

Adrian Piper has consistently produced groundbreaking, transformative work that has profoundly shaped the form and content of Conceptual art since the 1960s. Strongly inflected by her longstanding involvement with philosophy and yoga, her pioneering investigations into the political, social, psychological, and spiritual potential of Conceptual art have had an incalculable influence on artists working today.

What’s happening at the Japanese American National Museum

October 23rd, 2018

Southern California has so much culture. There are museums everywhere. Check out the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. It’s a unique place that honors the Japanese American story of hope, history, struggle, achievement, and more. They have lots of enjoyable events throughout the year including docent tours, Little Tokyo walking tours, genealogical events, kids’ events, diversity programs, movie nights, touring exhibitions, concerts, speaker luncheons, and more. Can’t get enough of LA museums? Discover Los Angeles has done the research and found amazing places to visit.

Mind and body as one: The Martial Arts Museum

October 11th, 2018

Burbank is the Martial Arts Museum. It’s the perfect place to learn about the martial arts from all over Asia including China, Korea, Thailand, The Philippines, and Japan. Learn the history, philosophy, and traditions of martial arts. It also explores the history of anime as well. You can even see the Karate Kid’s actual headband, Mortal Kombat shield, Samurai collections and more. This is the perfect mix of the past and the present great for the grandkids and anyone interested in martial arts. The museum is located at 2319 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank 91506.

Volunteer for Special Olympics So Cal

September 29th, 2018

Looking for add volunteering to your life? Being a volunteer adds a very meaningful and mindful component to your wellbeing and others. Special Olympics Southern California is a wonderful and enthusiastic organization that has been celebrated for decades. It’s a real feel good atmosphere. There are events throughout the year in So Cal where volunteers are welcomed and needed. Helping these amazing athletes reach new heights is one of the best things in life. The Special Olympics was founded in 1968 by Sargent and Eunice Shriver. Since then, it has grown and thrived and brought accomplishment and joy to so many people.

Eat-See-Hear Outdoor Movie: A League Of Their Own

September 12th, 2018

Watching movies is fun. Watching movies outside is even more fun. On September 15, only a short drive from NoHo Senior Arts Colony, enjoy a screening of A League of Their Own with the largest inflatable movie screen on the west coast (plus it’s 100% dog-friendly!) There will be food trucks and live music. It will take place at the North Hollywood Recreation Center located at 11430 Chandler Blvd. in North Hollywood 91601. The movie stars Tom Hanks, Gena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell, Jon Lovitz, and Madonna. Learn about the real women who inspired this movie.

Celebrate! Mexican Independence Day Festival

September 7th, 2018

On September 16, experience the world’s largest and longest running Mexican Independence Day Parades! The East L.A. Mexican Independence Day Parade begins at 10:30 at E. Cesar Chavez & N. Mednik Avenues. It’s been thriving for over 7 decades and this year’s parade keeps the fun going. There will be colorful and creative floats, marching bands, drill teams, and more. After the parade, a fun festival will take place that includes live Mariachi music, cultural dancing, original art, and of course, tasty food. FREE.

Lights, camera, action! Burbank International Film Festival

August 31st, 2018

Attention film buffs! From September 5-9, experience the latest in independent filmmaking at the Burbank International Film Festival. This creative event features diversity, social awareness, and inclusion. Discover upcoming filmmakers and seasoned pros alike in the entertainment industry. Enjoy lively discussions and great cinema. Films are judged by industry professionals and the best of the best receive awards.

Viva Vegan! Vegan Street Fair 2018

August 29th, 2018

Right here in SoCal, enjoy the ultimate vegan street fair! Benefits from embracing a vegan lifestyle include reduced pain from arthritis, lowering risk of heart disease, lower blood sugar, and also might help in losing some weight. The vegan lifestyle is not only healthy but delicious. Don’t take out word for it. There will be over 200 vendors serving up small bites, small sips, and full entrees. There will be all types of vegan food from spicy to exotic to traditional. This delicious event takes place in North Hollywood on Chandler between Tujunga and Vineland from September 1-2.

Book it! Leimert Park Village Book Fair

August 23rd, 2018

Seriously, can one ever have enough books?! Experience a full day of literary goodness at the Leimert Park Village Book Fair. There will be educational workshops, author meet & greets, book signings, writing workshops, and more. Enjoy poetry readings, live music, and food trucks too. Bring the grandkids because there will be a Children’s Pavilion. The festival takes place on August 24 from 10am-5pm at 3650 West Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Los Angeles 90008.

Culver City Fiesta La Balloona

August 21st, 2018

Who is feeling festive?! The Culver City Fiesta La Balloona will add some zest into your summer. There are so many things to do! The free festival offers a fun time for everyone. Carnival rides? Check! Tasty Food Court? Check! Artisan Food Trucks? Check! There’s even a petting zoo for the little ones. Other offerings include a beer & wine garden, games, and over 80 vendors of all kinds. It takes place between August 24 – 26 at Veterans Memorial Park in Culver City.

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.

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.