Calendar/Events
San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley, Ventura County

CECILY STRONG TO STAR IN JANE WAGNER’S
“THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE”


A CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE SHED
AT CENTER THEATRE GROUP / MARK TAPER FORUM SEPTEMBER 21 – OCTOBER 23, 2022

Saturday Night Live” star Cecily Strong will perform in Jane Wagner’s one-woman show “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” at Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum this fall. Directed by Leigh Silverman, “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” begins previews September 21, opens September 28, and runs through October 23, 2022. Produced in association with Lorne Michaels and Bill Damaschke, “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” is presented in association with The Shed.

Tickets for “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” are currently on sale and start at $35. They are available through CenterTheatreGroup.org, Audience Services at (213) 628-2772 or in person at the Center Theatre Group Box Offices (at the Ahmanson Theatre) at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012. Performances run Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Flying Goat Cellars Hosts Annual Winemaker Dinner at La Purisima Mission

 

Flying Goat Cellars will host its fifteenth annual Winemaker Dinner at La Purísima Mission on September 30, 2022. Winemaker Norm Yost partners with Chef Clark Staub of Full of Life Flatbread for an intimate dining experience in the romantic, rustic ambiance of the historic Franciscan mission. Guests will unwind in the mission garden as Winemaker Yost pours Goat Bubbles sparkling wine served with appetizers. A four-course meal prepared by Chef Staub will be served in the California heritage dining room seating 40 guests. Three wines featured at the event are Orange County Fair Wine Competition award winners.

 

Information:  https://explorelompoc.com/event/flying-goat-cellars-hosts-annual-winemaker-dinner-at-la-purisima-mission/

Americana in the Park Concert Series

McCabe’s Guitar Shop, in partnership with the City of Santa Monica, presents the second annual Americana in the Park concert series in Gandara Park, Sundays in September (4, 11, 18 & 25), from 4 – 7 p.m. The free series explores the arc of Americana music from its roots to modern forms, showcasing a diverse group of Southern California artists and styles. Each concert features a family-friendly headliner and opener. 

 

Americana in the Park is made possible by Art of Recovery, an initiative of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs. Harnessing the arts to continue playing a major role in the City’s recovery efforts, the initiative provides local artists and organizations funding and support from the City to bring engaging projects and events to the Santa Monica community. The concert series is an example of an Art of Recovery goal to expand access to the arts throughout the city through community partnerships. 

 

The concert series lineup includes: 

 

  • September 18: Folk rockin’ children’s music group Earthworm Ensemble will open for I See Hawks in L.A., a leading Southern California alternative country, Americana and folk rock band. 

 

  • September 25: The soul and jazz-inspired music of Jacob G. and the Score will open for Little Willie G. Nicknamed “The Godfather of Brown-Eyed Soul,” vocalist Little Willie G. gained fame with Thee Midniters in the 1960s and continues to thrill audiences with his local East L.A. brass-infused Chicano soul music. 

 

Each concert will feature rotating food trucks and a McCabe’s Guitar Pop-Up Shop. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. The Americana in the Park concert series will be held in accordance with the most current guidance from state and local health agencies. For more information visit: santamonica.gov/blog/americana-in-the-park-2022-concert-series. 

World premiere of ‘Trouble the Water’ recounts extraordinary,little-known story of African American hero Robert Smalls

At The Will Gear Theatricum Botanicum

Inspired by the little-known, larger-than-life true story of Robert Smalls, the first African American hero of the Civil War, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum presents the world premiere of Trouble the Water, freely adapted by Ellen Geer from the 2019 award-winning historical novel by Rebecca Dwight Bruff.

• Freely Adapted by Ellen Geer from the novel by Rebecca Dwight Bruff
• Directed by Gerald C. Rivers
• Starring Justin Blanchard; Robyn Cohen; Tiffany Coty; Ethan Haslam; Rodrick Jean-Charles; Alistair McKenzie; Michelle Merring; Earnestine Phillips; Clarence Powell; Gerald C. Rivers; Franc Ross; Terrence Wayne, Jr.
• Presented by Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

Performances: 
• Sunday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m.*
• Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
• Friday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 4 at 3:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
• Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
*Prologue Sunday, Aug. 14 from 6:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

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

TICKET PRICES:
• Adults: $42 (lower tier/assigned seating); $26 (upper tier/general seating); premium lower tier seating available for $60
• Seniors (65+), Students, Military Veterans, Teachers, AEA Members: $25/$15
• Children (5-15): $10
• Children 4 and under: Free
• Performances on July 16, July 23, Aug. 5, Aug. 26, Sept. 4: Pay-What-You-Will

Tickets
(310) 455-3723 or  theatricum.com.

 

A Faery Hunt Enchantment in Sherwood Forest

Corriganville Park, 7001 Smith Road, Simi Valley, CA 93063

Nickelodeon named A Faery Hunt Best Children's Theater in Los Angeles.   Join the Faery Folk in Sherwood Forest (where they filmed the classic Robin Hood) on a fun and gentle quest in Fairyland. Join this musical interactive, immersive performance filled with beautiful fairies, music, laughs and fun. As the audience makes their way through the forest, they actually become part of the story. You’ll meet faeries and funny creatures, maybe even Faery Royalty! All Covid safety rules will apply. Many children come in costume. Wings, garlands, wands and wizard hats and CD's of Faery Music from the shows are available there for $5-$10 for sale.  Perfect for ages 2-10, boys and girls, and the young-at-heart.

Groups and birthday parties are welcome!

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The cost: $15.00

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

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

Website: https://www.afaeryhunt.com/

VALLEY RAGTIME STOMP

The meeting will take place at Paoli’s Restaurant in Woodland Hills from 1 to 4 pm on the second Saturday of each month.  Hope you can join us. 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.

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.


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. For further info, please contact: Ron Ross 818-439-9048 Public Relations Director

Ragtimron@gmail.com

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) 379-4777www.CancerSupportVvsb.org ORIENTATION MEETINGS Learn about Cancer Support Community. Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. (805) 379-477 www.CancerSupportVvsb.org

 

PEBBLES OF THE PAST - BOLTON HALL

October 8, 2022

 

This presentation of little-known facts of the history of the Tujunga Valley takes you on a search for the Lost Padres Mine, the Land of the Sun, the history of Seven Hills Ranch and our local Gold Rush -- California's first gold rush!

 

Our speaker for this program, town historian Craig Durst, invites you to join him on several of his recent history hunts to uncover some "pebbles" of the Tujunga Valley's historic past. Since discovering in the 1990's that his new home in Lake View Terrace was next to the ancient Indian Village of Tehunga, Craig has embarked on dozens of local history hunts and related research.  His excellent narrative and collection of historic images help complete the picture of our local history.

 

This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome.

 

October 8, 2022  1 p.m.

Bolton Hall Museum, Home of Little Landers Historical Society

10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga, CA 91042

 

Sherman Oaks Street Fair October16

Sherman Oaks Street Fair is the largest single day event in the San Fernando Valley with over 100,000 attendees in 2019. Attractions include two live stages, cocktail lounge, carnival with 45' ferris wheel, food trucks, 200+ artists & local businesses, and MORE! Check back often to see what has been added. Site - Ventura Blvd from Kester to Van Vuys Blvd

The World Premiere of

ACCORDING TO THE CHORUS

Written by Arlene Hutton

Directed by Emily Chase

 

Opens: Friday, October 21 at 8pm 

Runs: Friday, October 21 – Sunday, December 11, 2022

Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm.

 

Previews: Tuesday, October 18; Wednesday, October 19 

& Thursday, October 20 at 8pm

 

The Road Theatre

10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA  91601

 

Tickets: $39.00

Previews: $15.00

Students/Seniors: $15.00

Sunday Performances are Pay-What-You-Can

 

For tickets – visit www.roadtheatre.org or call 818-761-8838

Platt Library Used Bookstore

A Rare Treasure and Volunteer Opportunity

 

          During these difficult times of trying to deal with the economy there is a hidden treasure -- Platt Library's used bookstore.  On any given day the store is bustling with satisfied customers.  Curiosity and bargain prices lure patrons into this inviting store.  It is hard to beat prices starting at $0.25 for children’s books, $0.50 for paperbacks, and $1.00 for hardbacks. Browsing through the bookstore you will find a well-organized, user-friendly layout.  Non-fiction books are categorized by subject, fiction by author, and children’s by type.  Specialty books are featured, and there is a section for audio-visual materials. Donations of used books in good condition are accepted during library hours.  All proceeds go toward purchasing needed books and materials for the Platt Branch.  Come visit and see for yourself.

           Platt Branch Library Used Bookstore, 23600 Victory, Woodland Hills, is open every day the library is open and is staffed by dedicated volunteers from the Friends of the Library.  To become a volunteer, please contact Sharon Schuster at sharon@schuster.org.

Sunday Bingo! Join The Fun!

Doors open at 11am. Bingo starts at Noon.

Address: 21433 Strathern Street, Canoga Park, CA 91304.

We play papers, machines, flash cards and King and Queen.

 

Also, our Hall is available for Rent  The phone number is (747)444-9188 for more information

The Underwood Family Farms 

Moorpark & Somis Farm Centers

25th Annual Fall Harvest Festival

open 9am - 6pm daily

 

Farm hours are 9:00am - 6:00pm daily. Children UNDER 2 & parking are FREE. For more information on our 25th Annual Fall Harvest Festival, including a link to purchase weekend on-line tickets required in October, please visit the Fall Harvest Festival page of our website.

www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com
 

Topanga Vintage Market at Pierce College 

Always the 4th Sunday 
New hours are 7am to 2pm 

Over 200 of LA’s top vintage vendors, plus artists & food trucks We thank you all for wearing your mask at the market

 

Pierce College, Mason Ave Entrance
Victory Blvd at Mason Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91306
$5 admission, kids 12 and under are free 
Veterans are Forever Free Parking is free
No pets please!
More info at www.topangavintagemarket.com 
or call us at 310-422-1844

CLUBS AND MEETINGS


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/.
 

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.orgBUFF 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 6060www. SanFernandoValley.support.myeloma.org

 

6TH ANNUAL 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

The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony is looking for our next Production and Marketing intern!

 

Thanks to a grant from the LA County Arts Internship Program, we're seeking an energetic, personable intern to assist in the production and marketing of our summer and fall programming starting in July. The intern should have excellent organizational skills, familiarity with standard Microsoft programs and common social media platforms, and knowledge of regular office tasks and workflow. And, of course, a love of music is a plus!

 

All participants in the LA County Arts Internship Program must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, and reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Recent graduates may apply as long as they have completed their degree no earlier than between May 1 - December 1, 2022.

 

If you or someone you know is interested in applying, check out the links below for the full job description and more information on the program!

Internship Description and How to Apply

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