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Everything in place: EngAGE at NoHo Senior Arts Colony

July 30th, 2020

Ready for a carefree lifestyle where each day is entirely of your design? Look no further! NoHo Senior Arts Colony was created to offer independent seniors a uniquely creative place to live, play, and thrive. Besides having sophisticated residences with modern finishes, our luxury amenity package is spectacular. We also feature EngAGE programming that has a ton of classes on almost everything and it’s all included in your rent. The people who live here are friendly and active also. North Hollywood is also a wonderful city with even more creative folks, tons of dining, shopping, parks, and more. There’s a definite vibe here that we know you’ll appreciate. So live at NoHo Senior Arts Colony and you can have it all: spacious living, lots of amenities and classes, and a dynamite city to enjoy endlessly. Apply now to begin your new adventure with us!

Ice, ice baby: Holiday Ice Skating in So Cal

December 12th, 2018

If you’re looking for something to do to get you in the holiday mood, try ice skating! Here are a few places we found in the L.A. area to enjoy just that. Try Pershing Square Ice Rink in downtown Los Angeles or closer to home, try The Rink in Downtown Burbank. Santa Monica also has a rink for ice skating fun. Long Beach has skating at The Pike Outlets. If you’ll be in Orange County, try ice skating at the Irvine Spectrum or The Rinks Anaheim ICE.

Get wild: National Geographic Live

December 7th, 2018

Hear firsthand what it’s like to photograph the world’s wild life in the Artic Kingdom on December 13 or 14. Go to National Geographic Live on December 14 in Santa Monica on The Broad Stage. Listen to acclaimed photographer Florian Schulz talk about his photographic adventures with polar bears, caribou, and oxen over 34 months in the Arctic. Schulz has a passion for nature photography and it shows. He explores uncharted worlds that most people will never ever experience in their lifetimes.

Berry good: Knott’s Berry Farm Military Tribute Days

November 27th, 2018

From November 26-December 21, Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park is giving active and retired military and veterans free admission for themselves and 1 guest. Just bring your military ID card or DD214 to the main gate. Spouses of deployed Military Personnel may receive complimentary admission and the option to purchase up to six additional discounted tickets by providing deployment papers. Enjoy a nice time at Knott’s with rides for all ages, yummy restaurants, shows, shopping and more.

Los Angeles Comedy Festival NOV 13-18

November 8th, 2018

Whether you’re an inspiring comedian or just love comedy, we’ve got an event right up your alley. The Los Angeles Comedy Festival features a wide array of all things comedy including live stand up, comedy acts, films, and even a screenplay competition. It’s a perfect place to discover new talent and see established comedians you know from tv, podcasts, and movies. Close to home enjoy comedians all year round and 7 nights a week at HaHa Comedy Club at 4712 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.

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.

Earthfest L.A. on October 20

October 9th, 2018

Mother Earth is so good to us. Find out ways we can be good to her and each other at the Earthfest Los Angeles celebration. While there, discover all things eco including sustainable living practices, healthy living, and more. Bring your e-waste to this event and it will be taken care of easily. This family friendly and FREE event will have lots of fun for everyone. Kids will love the Eco Camp Zone. Grown-ups will love the eco wine tasting sponsored by Frey Organic Winery and healthy cooking demonstrations. There will be lots of live LA musicians playing rock, r&b, jazz, and hip hop. The event location is at Media Park in Culver City. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and relax and have a nice time.

Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in L.A.

October 4th, 2018

At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we love inspiration of all kinds including architecture. In Southern California, it’s a wonderland of architecture old and new. One of the most acclaimed architects of all time can be found right here throughout Los Angeles. Frank Lloyd Wright has famous and iconic trendsetting work can be found here. Ennis House with its signature block pattern was seen in the original movie 1980s Blade Runner. Milliard House was recently featured in season 2 of HBO’s Westworld. Learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in LA.

Kapow! Long Beach Comic Con

September 5th, 2018

Love graphic novels and all things pop culture? Then you are in for a treat! Long Beach Comic Con will celebrate both! Meet the talented artists, writers, and creators who do this very unique kind of artistic storytelling. Attend celebrity guest panel discussions, explore a myriad of vendors, and get inspired. It takes place at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center from September 8-9.

Art it up! El Segundo Art Walk

August 14th, 2018

Southern California is full of so much creativity and inspiration. Every third Thursday from 5 – 9pm in the summer, enjoy the El Segundo Art Walk. It features a funky and artsy atmosphere with more than 40 artists in 30+ venues in downtown El Segundo and in Smoky Hollow, an emerging, eclectic neighborhood that’s eclectic, industrial and artsy. There will be live music, great food and exclusive tours of artist studios to enrich the experience. Check out more Los Angeles area art walks.

Get Wild at Descanso Gardens

August 10th, 2018

Now until August 19, enjoy a unique glimpse into how nature and humans relate to each other. Growing Habitat: LA’s Wildlife and Descanso delves into wildlife seen and unseen and their habitat heroes. It explores the idea of an optimum habitat being more than just food and water. Descano Gardens is a tranquil and beautiful setting full of acclaimed botanical collections, education programs, and unique year-round events. It’s a beautiful oasis to explore again and again.

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.

Live the independent life at NoHo Senior Arts Colony

February 16th, 2017

Here we celebrate the independent lifestyle like no other with modern and spacious living as well as uniquely inspiring amenities including an onsite performance theater and Road Theatre Company. Be mindful of your health at our modern and fully equipped fitness studio. We’ve also got EngAGE® — complimentary onsite arts, health, wellness and interactive community programming. You’ll also love our heated swimming pool, computer/business center, visual arts studio, and pet-friendly environment. Each beautiful residence comes with a full appliance package, in-home washer/dryer, and designer finishes. Everything you need to live well and make the most of your independent lifestyle is at NoHo Senior Arts Colony in North Hollywood. Call us at 855-399-5381 today and let’s talk!

Celebrate Black Cinema this month

February 14th, 2017

Here are two great events that honor Black Cinema.

NFMLA presents ‘InFocus: Black Cinema’: FEB 18
In honor of Black History Month, NFMLA presents ‘InFocus: Black Cinema’ to open up this month’s festival screening. The program consists of films that cover a range of stories and cultures seeking to underscore the importance of films that have starred, filmed, directed, or been produced by the black community. We have two comedies of how far one goes to break the walls between color in the name of love, a witty comment on stereotyping, a beautifully captured character study of a youth from the streets, training his way to the Olympics, and a historical snapshot of an economically challenged community in Detroit transformed though the modernist architecture of Mies Van Der Rohe. In between programs, meet and mingle with the filmmakers and industry supporters over cocktails and sounds at the filmmakers’ lounge inside the private entry to the 500 seat theater of the South Park Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

Hollywood Black Film Festival in Marina Del Rey: FEB 22
Dubbed “The Black Sundance,” the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) is an annual 4-day celebration of Black Cinema drawing together established filmmakers, popular film and TV stars, writers, directors, industry executives, emerging artists, and diverse audiences from Hollywood and around the world. Attracting such stars and industry insiders as Sidney Poitier, Forest Whitaker, Spike Lee, George Tillman, Tina Andrews, Blair Underwood, Sanaa Lathan, Antwone Fisher, Ice-T, Rev. Run, and Loretta Devine, the Festival has become a hotbed for the Black Hollywood community.

Descanso Gardens Camellia & Tea Festival: FEB 11-12

February 9th, 2017

Welcome to an urban retreat of year-round natural beauty, internationally renowned botanical collections and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. This weekend, Descanso Gardens will have its annual Camellia & Tea Festival. Enjoy Chado tea tasting, camellia crafts, camellia walks, exploration station, and Invertigo Dance Theatre Performance.  Learn about the history of camellias. If you’re looking for more natural wonders, check out the Los Angeles Arboretum and Huntington Library & Gardens.

Get to know Lynda: online classes

February 7th, 2017

Looking to learn something new for work, fun, or on the tech-side? Then Lynda is for you! Their popular online video tutorials let you learn on your computer, tablet or mobile device. The range of subjects is extensive and taught by experts in their field. Software tutorials include Excel, Photoshop, WordPress and iOS. They even have a free 10-day trial. Check with your local library if you can get free Lynda classes if you sign up for a library card. Happy learning!

“The Power of Our Presence” Exhibition at The Paley

February 4th, 2017

The Paley Center in Beverly Hills is happy to partner with Essence for the exhibit The Power of Our Presence – An Exhibition Celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards. This exhibit from February 8-28 commemorates the televised luncheon’s tenth anniversary and features one of the iconic white coats worn by Kerry Washington on Scandal, costumes from Taraji P. Henson’s “Cookie Lion” of Empire, and Tracee Ellis Ross’s scrubs from black-ish. Archived memorabilia, photos and footage from the luncheon’s nine-year history will be on display, including re-creations of the event’s extraordinary tablescapes, images from past honorees, special video messages from Angela Bassett and Lynn Whitfield, a compilation footage of some the event’s most touching acceptance speeches, and much more. FREE and open to the public.

Did you know Anthony Hopkins is also a painter?

January 10th, 2017

We all know the acting brilliance, legacy, and mastery that is Anthony Hopkins. His roles in Silence of the Lambs, Remains of The Day, and recently HBO’s WESTWORLD are unsurpassed. But did you know he is also a prolific painter? Hopkins is generous with color, dynamic in his portraits, and expressive in his compositions on canvas. The other thing of note is that he likes to use all mediums: acrylics, oils, markers, watercolors, etc. While many artists religiously stick to one medium only, Hopkins enjoys using any and every medium at his disposal. The lesson is to trust your instincts and enjoy making art like you did when you were a child. He’s 79 and there’s no slowing him down. There is no one medium that defines art. Explore and have fun discovering what suits your style and subject matter. Check out Anthony Hopkins’ art right now.

NoHo Farmers Market: DEC 24

December 20th, 2016

Pick up fresh supplies for a delicious, home-cooked holiday dinner at the North Hollywood Arts District Farmers Market. The atmosphere is friendly and perfect for all ages. It runs from 10AM-3PM On December 24. Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and organic produce, baked goods, nuts, ethnic foods, cheeses, juices, as well as handcrafted and artsy gift items for you last minute shoppers. This is the arts district after all! This unique market is located at 5300 Bakman Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601 and takes place every Saturday. Check out the reviews on yelp. Image courtesy of NH Patch.

AIDS WALK Los Angeles: OCT 23

October 4th, 2016

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.