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San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley, Ventura County

THE 12TH ANNUAL
A B ROADWAY  C HRISTMAS

HOSTED BY
EDEN ESPINOSA AND DAVID BURNHAM

MUSICAL DIRECTION BY
GERALD STERNBACH

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, AT 7:30PM
CATALINA JAZZ CLUB  IN  HOLLYWOOD

 

Chris Isaacson Presents and Ronn Goswick have announced the 12th Annual A Broadway Christmas. Hosted by Broadway stars Eden Espinosa and David Burnham with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach, there will be one performance only on Sunday, December 19, at 7:30pm, at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood.
    
Performers scheduled to appear include (in alphabetical order) Will Collyer, Matthew Patrick Davis, Julie Garnyé, Dillon Klena, Valerie Perri, Joan Ryan, and Natalie Wachen, with more to be announced.

Tickets for the 12th Annual A Broadway Christmas are $25 and $37.50 with VIP seating available for $50. Go to www.TicketWeb.com, www.CatalinaJazzClub.com, or www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com or call (866) 468-3399. Doors open at 6pm for cocktail and dinner service (minimums apply) and showtime is 7:30pm. Catalina Jazz Club is located at 6725 W. Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, 90028.      

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Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

Holiday Family Faire

December 11, 2021 from 12pm – 6pm

(Rain Date: December 18th) Artisan Holiday Marketplace

A Special Performance of Harry Nilsson’s The Point! with Kiefo Nilsson and John C. Reilly,Take a Photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Festive Food and Drink,Caroling and Singing Madrigals

Winter Holiday Stories from a Variety of Traditions

… and much more!

 

Want to be a vendor? Call 310-455-2322.


Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga CA 90290
(midway between Pacific Coast Highway and the Ventura Freeway)

• (310) 455-3723 or www.theatricum.com
• Visit us on facebook: www.facebook.com/theatricum
• Follow us on twitter: @theatricum and instagram: @theatricum_botanicum

• The outdoor amphitheaters at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum are terraced into the hillside of the rustic canyon. Audience members are advised to dress casually (warmly for evenings) and bring cushions for bench seating.
• Seating will remain socially distanced and masks required as dictated by L.A. County guidelines on the day of each performance

A Faery Hunt adventures are back performing live shows.  Keeping our audience size small, we have successfully been able to physically distance our outdoor immersive performances.  Our masked cast and participants are safe and have family fun time in the beautiful outdoors.

Saturday October 23

A Faery Hunt Show and Fairy Halloween Party

Tarzana Community and Cultural Center, 19130 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356 

 

Join in and discover the fun! A Faery Hunt shows are interactive, immersive performances designed for young audiences & families to inspire creativity & fun.  On this unique event, join the faery folke on a fun and gentle immersive quest for the Fairy Royalty with A Faery Hunt interactive, musical performance. Most children come in costume, grown-ups get to join the fun to! Come in costume, it is Halloween! Wings, wands, wizard hats available for purchase at the show.  Groups and Birthdays are welcome. 

 

Following the show enjoy A Fairy Fun Halloween Party. The Fairies’ gentler alternative will include one-on-one time with the fairies, dancing, games, storytelling, fairy unicorn readings, frolic & fun!  

Cost: $25.00 per person for the show & fairy party.  $15 per person a ticket for show only or party only. Adult tickets and children’s tickets are the same price and each person needs a ticket.

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Reservations required: 818-324-6802; reservations@afaeryhunt.com

Purchase tickets at https://stores.afaeryhunt.com/store-catalog/

www.afaeryhunt.com

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ROSE PARADE -  FAMILY EXCURSION

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is offering a trip to the Rose Parade on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

Join us for the 133rd Annual Rose Parade themed: ”Dream. Believe. Achieve.”   The bus leaves from the Agoura Hills City Hall (located at 30001 Ladyface Court in Agoura Hills) at 6:00 a.m. and returns at approximately 2:00 p.m.  The registration fee of $100 a person includes bus transportation and reserved bleacher seats at 1630 E. Colorado Blvd.  There are no refunds for this trip, and it will go rain or shine.  Register NOW - Tickets sell out fast!

For registration and more information, please call the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at (818) 597-7361 or stop by the Agoura Hills Recreation & Event  Center at 29900 Ladyface Court.  You can also visit the Recreation Center on-line at www.agourahillsrec.org,  at  https://www.facebook.com/agourahillsrec , or on www.twitter.com/cityagourahills.

ENCINO FARMERS MARKET Every Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. There will be live entertainment, along with various vendors selling fresh produce and beautiful products.

17400 Victory Blvd Van Nuys

(818)708-6611

www.encinofarmersmarket.org

 

FREE CANCER SCREENINGS 2nd Friday of each month from 8am to 4pm. Free Cancer Screenings for uninsured or underinsured on the second Friday of each month. Prostate Screenings and free Mammograms. Please RSVP

18300 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge  

Registration: 818 885-8500, ext. 5668

 

TOPANGA VINTAGE MARKET EVERY 3rd Sunday 8 am to 3 pm. From furniture to fashion, jewelry to tools, find vintage everything, including things you’ve never heard of! 
Los Angeles Pierce College Parking Lot, Victory and Mason blvd. 310 422 1844 http://www.topangavintagemarket.com/

 

MULTIPLE MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP Meetings are normally on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00PM to 9:00PM Our meetings usually feature a guest speaker, lively discussion and caring support. Temple Judea, in Tarzana 818-515-6060
sanfernandovalley.myeloma.org/wp/

 

TEEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE  Once a month on the third Monday of the month from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. for grades 6-8. The Agoura Hills Teen Advisory Committee is an advisory board built up of youth in the community. The goal of this committee is to create a teen built program for the community where one can go to express themselves and a place for them to build an identity.
29900 Ladyface Court Agoura Hills www.agourahillsrec.org

LOVE AMBASSADORS AT GRANADA HILLS GRUBFEST 40 gourmet trucks. Jazz, house, rock n roll, R&B with comedy and positive psychology thrown in. Ongoing, Fridays, 5:30 p.m. Chatsworth St. between Zelzah and White Oak.
www.festivalnet.com/Love_Ambassadors

SOULFUL SUNDAY BRUNCH Join the Rose Sundays for brunch, with live Motown music. The Rose, Pasadena.
(888) 645-5006 WhereMusicMeetsTheSoul.com


QUEEN MARY Queen Mary Ships & Giggles Laugh off the blues with hilarious comedians from Southern California. Second Mon. of each month.(800) 437-2934
www.queenmary.com

WOODLAND HILLS RECREATION CENTER is a 19-acre park providing community-based activities and courses year round. Classes such as parent & me, pre-k, dance, art, music, yoga, karate, tennis, cooking, baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Ongoing. 5858 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills.

(818) 883-9370 www.laparks.org/reccenter/woodland-hills   

PINK LADY PRESENTS IT AIN’T OVER 'TIL YOU SAY IT’S OVER Each week, Pink Lady and her guests share “Lives Well Lived. Ongoing. Live stream on  Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
(818) 570-5085 seniorstarpower.org


FAKE NEWS, REAL BLUES How changing technologies and a lack of diversity in newsrooms are hurting media coverage of Latinos and people of color. Lundring Events Center, 1-67 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks.(805) 493-3694callutheran.edu

KOL TIKVAH SOUL SHABBAT Join us in praise and celebration! Everyone including families are invited for a soulful experience and dancing in the aisles with Rabbi Jon Hanish, Rabbi Becky Hoffman, Cantor Noa Shaashua, and Rabbinic Intern Dr. Esther Jilovsky. Our friendly Shabbat service is followed by socializing, sweet treats, and coffee. Fridays. Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills.
(818) 348-0670 www.koltikvah.org


GOURMET FOOD TRUCK NIGHT First Thursday of the month. Hottest food trucks in the southland. DJ, friends, restaurants and shops joining in with late hours and specials. Oxnard's Plaza Park, 519 South C St., Oxnard. 
www.downtownoxnard.org/
activities/food-trucks


MUSCLES & MOJO MORNING CAR SHOW Event features classics, hot rods, muscle cars, bombs, trucks and lowriders. Free coffee and Matchbox Cars! Dog friendly!  Also, free admission to the museum during the event. First Sunday of the month.  The Murphy Auto Museum, 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard.
www.murphyautomuseum.org

THE LAST COMEDY SHOW ON EARTH is a show that happens every Saturday at The Comedy Bunker in Burbank. It is a showcase of six of the best comedians in Los Angeles each doing 12 minutes of their best jokes. The show is BYOB so feel free to bring drinks for you and all of your friends. There are concessions available for purchase at the show. Ongoing. The Bunker, 2200 West Burbank Blvd, Suite B, Burbank.
(424) 832-6900
facebook.com/LosAngelesBunker 

SECOND ANNUAL OXNARD CRUISE NIGHT Open to the public and anyone who wants to display their classic car or truck (pre-1975 cars & trucks). Enjoy delicious food from restaurants located in Centennial Plaza. Music will be provided by Oxnard's premiere female deejay "DJ G-Cut." 2nd Friday of the month. Oxnard Plaza Park (805) 385-2705

THE LIVE VIDEO TOUR Rather than staging a traditional rock show, the polymath quartet plays along in perfect sync with their iconic music videos on the silver screen, taking detours between songs to wander playfully into unexpected places. Nov. 2, 3. The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge.(818) 677-3000



 





‘BOTH: A Hard Day’s Silent Night’ celebrates the holidays with Gospel arrangements of classic rock songs

Celebrate the holidays with Both: A Hard Day’s Silent Night, Open Fist Theatre Company’s annual Christmas nativity concert spectacular. A rockin’ choir and a swinging live band spread peace and joy with effervescent Gospel arrangements of classic rock songs. Presented on the Fountain Theatre’s Covid-safe outdoor stage, proceeds benefit Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), giving underserved kids an equal chance to succeed through a comprehensive array of after-school academic, arts, athletics and wellness programs. Proof of vaccination or negative test within 72 hours required for admission.
 
• Tuesday, December 14 at 7 p.m.
• Wednesday, December 15 at 7 p.m.
• Thursday, December 16 at 7 p.m.
• Saturday, December 18 at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
• Sunday, December 19 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Outdoor Stage, The Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave. Los Angeles CA 90029
(Fountain at Normandie)

PARKING:
• Limited valet parking available.
• Street parking available in the neighborhood north of Fountain Avenue.
• No parking after 6 p.m on Mariposa or Alexandria Avenues south of Fountain.
• Carpooling, ridesharing and public transportation encouraged.

openfist.org TICKETS: $20
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), giving underserved kids an equal chance to succeed through a comprehensive array of after-school academic, arts, athletics and wellness programs. The pandemic has been especially challenging for these kids, and many of them continue to struggle: www.heartofla.org

 

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP for men newly diagnosed or with advanced disease meets at the Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road in Westlake Village. Meetings are facilitated by licensed psychotherapists and are designed to serve as a forum for sharing concerns, information, and support as well as address the needs of those dealing with specific issues. A monthly meeting for men, family, and friends is held on the third Saturday at 10:30 AM. A twice-monthly meeting for men only is held on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. For more information, call 805-379-4777 or visit the CSC website at www.cancersupportvvsb.org/.
 
VALLEY RAGTIME STOMP
October Meeting
The meeting will take place at Paoli’s Restaurant in Woodland Hills from 1 to 4 pm on the second Saturday of October which is the 9th.  The Stomp is an informal gathering of players and listeners who enjoy ragtime music and other types of music from the earlier part of the 20th century. All are welcome. There is no charge. Attendees are encouraged to order from Paoli’s menu of very tasty Mediterranean foods and pizzas, and they have a full bar, as well.
 
Paoli’s is located at 21020 Ventura Blvd; Woodland Hills CA. There is some parking in the back (small lot). Street parking is metered, so pay attention to the time if you park there. Those with handicap placards, of course, don’t have to worry about the meters or the restrictions on the surrounding side streets.
facebook.com/TheValleyRagtimeStomp
 
WEEKLY CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS Open to cancer patients and their families.(805) 379-4777
www.CancerSupportVvsb.org  

ORIENTATION MEETINGS Learn about Cancer Support Community. Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. 
(805) 379-477 www.CancerSupportVvsb.org

ENCORE OLDER ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM Pierce College education program designed for older adults (50+). Encore offers FREE noncredit classes and some fee-based classes through Community Extension. 
(818) 710-2561 www.piercecollege.edu/encore

BEREAVEMENT GROUP For those who have experienced loss of someone from cancer. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
(805) 379-4777 www.CancerSupportVvsb.org
“FAMILY AND FRIENDS” Support group for family, friends, and caregivers of cancer patients.
(805) 379-4777 www.CancerSupportVvsb.org

BUFF BONES Bone building exercise. Mon. & Weds. Agoura Hills Rec Center.www.bodysolveit.com

ROSE LEAF RAGTIME CLUB features performers playing ragtime music. $2 donation. Meets last Sun of the month.(818) 766-2384
 
MULTIPLE MYELOMA  Support Group. 3rd Wed. of every month.  (818) 515-6060
www.SanFernandoValley.support.myeloma.org

6TH ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL SPOOKED! MOVIE AND A FRIGHT Nothing says Halloween like a haunted theater. An intimate ghost tour and rare, behind-the scenes look at the inner bones of the theater and perhaps meet a spirit! Get in the spirit with a screening of Phantom of the Opera. Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard.(805) 486-2424 oxnardperformingarts.com

BURBANK ART ASSOCIATION FALL ART SHOW  Nov. 2 - 15. The Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center, 1100 West Clark Ave., Burbank. (818) 238-5397 www.burbankartassociation.com
 
NSENGA KNIGHT: OTHER STARS In this exhibit, she works with geometric drawings, text paintings, photographs, oral history recordings and other media. Listen to the enthralling stories of black women in Brooklyn who converted to Islam prior to 1975. Runs through Oct. 11. Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture, 120 Memorial Pkwy., Thousand Oaks.
callutheran.edu/map/kwan-fong-gallery

MAPPING MEANING: ADVENTURES IN CARTOGRAPHY This exhibit presents a variety of beautiful maps and ways of reading them, along with objects from the times of their creation. Works date from the 16th century to the present, including a collection focusing on Scandinavia, a depiction of California as an island, and maps of the heavens. William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, 160 Overton Ct, Thousand Oaks.(805) 4933697 rollandgallery.callutheran.edu

COAST The City of Santa Monica annual open streets event celebrating community, art, and sustainability. More than 2 miles of city streets will be closed to cars and open for people to stroll, bike, and roll. Food, live music, art,. Experience public spaces in a new, reimagined way. Oct. 7. Downtown Santa Monica, Ocean Ave. from Wilshire Blvd. south past City Hall and Tongva Park, as well as all of Main St. to Pier Ave. 
santamonica.gov/coast

 

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Hey Kids, Get in the Car, We're Going to Hollywood!

By Staff Writer

 

Residents of the Valley may not think about all of the wonderful tourist attractions that lay right here in our backyard living in the greater Los Angeles area, but the opportunities for residents and tourists alike abound with Starline Tours, the largest purveyor of guided tours and entertainment in the greater Los Angeles area. Starline Tours offers a variety of tours of popular attractions such as Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Malibu. Our tour guide, Lisa, an affable San Fernando Valley native, hosted tour number 1, which is the tour of stars homes in the Hollywood and Beverly Hills area. The tour began with an interesting overview of how Hollywood came to be, the development of the area around the studios, and the Hollywood legends past and present that reside in the area. Leaving from the TCL Chinese Theater, parking is conveniently available at the Hollywood and Highland parking garage, providing easy access to covered parking. Guests are taken around in a comfortable open top converted van that provides ample room for approximately 15 guests per van, but at no time does anybody feel crowded. Earphones are provided for each guest providing clear sound as the tour guide provides interesting banter about Hollywood lore and current residents. Some of the current and former stars’ homes on Tour 1 include those of television personalities like Jimmy Kimmel, Larry King, Lucille Ball, and Ellen DeGeneres; movie stars Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, and music personalities such as Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and Ozzy Osborne. Starline tours offers a unique way to see LA as a tourist, or give out-of-town guests a hassle-free way to see all LA has to offer from the comfort and convenience of an open-top van or air-conditioned bus. Prices vary by tour. Tours leave daily from TCL Chinese Theater (and other locations), 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA. 323-463-3333, http://www.starlinetours.com/los-angeles-tours.asp

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