Monthly Archives: May 2013

What to do this weekend? Try Lummis Day @ Heritage Square in LA

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Check out the schedule to see what they have to offer! http://www.lummisday.org/2013/index.php/schedule

Music, dance, poetry and art representing a rainbow of cultural traditions will be presented at the eighth annual Lummis Day Festival, Sunday, June 2. The multi-site Festival, one of L.A.’s signature cultural events, runs from 10:30am-7:00pm.

The main stages for Lummis Day’s performances will again be located at Heritage Square Museum (3800 Homer Street), where the best of home-grown Northeast L.A. music, dance, food and community resources will be presented amid the historic buildings preserved on the unique museum’s grounds. Some of the historic buildings at Heritage Square Museum will be available to festival-goers via docent-led tours.

As always, the two-part Festival’s opening morning event will take place at Lummis Home (200 East Avenue 43), where the day begins at 10:30 AM with readings by critically acclaimed poets. The Lummis Home site will also feature music, art exhibits and refreshments. The Festival’s art exhibit will continue at Lummis Home until 5pm while performances—music, dance—and community activities shift to nearby Heritage Square Museum, beginning at 12:30pm. Visitors to Lummis Home can enjoy the interior of the century-old home, influenced by mission architecture and the dwellings of the Pueblo Indians, and can stroll through the beautiful native plant gardens that surround the building.

 


FYI June 27th @ Arclight in Hollywood


Yessss!!!! The best Vintage Car Show in So Cal! June 8 in LA

I have been to this event and if you have not gone you MUST!  Not only do you have tons of Vintage Automobiles and Classic Cars but it takes place in the center of Heritage Square!!


Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show June 8-9 Lake Arrowhead, CA

Sleek wooden boats have been slicing through Lake Arrowhead’s waters for nearly a century.  Beginning in the 1920’s, sleek wooden boats began gracing our mountain lakes. For the next 30 years, more and more of their glistening natural wood hulls were showing off through the waters with their unique rumble.

These beauties were expensive and guaranteed attention-getters. As such, they were the choice of the rich and famous.

Antique boats will vie for trophies and can be viewed up close at the Lake Arrowhead Village docks.

On display throughout the village will be vintage woodie cars, hot rods, antique wooden boat models and early outboard motors. Antique boats will also be for sale throughout the village.

The show is produced by the Rim of the World Historical Society with the assistance of the Arrowhead Lake Association, the Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce, the Antique & Classic Boat Society, the Up The Hill Woodie Club and Lake Arrowhead Village.

For further information, call 909-336-6666.

www.lakearrowhead.com

http://www.rimoftheworldhistory.com/society.html#boatshow


June 1, 2013 – Model A & Model T Car Show

I love, love, love, Model A and Model T cars!! I am going to try to make this event this Saturday!!

http://rios-caledoniaadobe.org/events.html

June 1, 2013 – Model A & Model T Car Show Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE to the public! Join the fun for a FREE event at the Rios-Caledonia Adobe in San Miguel, Saturday, June 1, from 11 AM to 3 PM when the local antique car clubs exhibit their unique old Model A and Model T automobiles on the original old highway that runs in front of the Adobe.  You can vote for your  favorite and participate in the 50-50 drawing.

Added interests for attendees: A railroad exhibit by members of the Central Coast Railroad Festival in the “office” building, formerly the old gas station in the 1920s. Food will be for sale by “The Three Amigos” and music will be provided by Jeff Beaumonte’s “Apocalyptic Jazz Band.” Sip wine in the old bar in the Adobe provided by River Star Vineyards and Winery  of San Miguel.  Enjoy the festivities on the grounds of the unique historic Adobe. A recap of the festivities appear below:

  • Food by “Three Amigos” (Terry Scantlin, Mary Scantlin and Monica Cisneros)
  • Wine Tasting by River Star Vineyards & Winery, San Miguel
  • Music by Jeff Beaumonte’s “Apocalyptic Jazz Band”
  • Informational Display by members of the Central Coast Railroad Festival
  • 50-50 Drawing and voting for your favorite old car

For more information contact:  Joyce Herman, 440-7173 or hermanjah@tcsn.net

To visit Rios-Caledonia Adobe, take the San Miguel  off ramp exit from Highway 101.

The Adobe is open Friday—Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

700 S. Mission Street

San Miguel, California

805.467.3357


Experience a cemetary in ways you never thought possible!

I have yet to personally attend this as of yet, but it is on my list of must do’s!  I have heard about this for years and really want to go one day! I give you…. HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETARY….movies in the park!  You can watch a movie while enjoying the beautiful cemetery surroundings.  Now this is more popular in October when they pick classic scary films but this weekend is going to be good!

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  • Address: 6000 Santa Monica blvd
  • Phone:   (323) 221-3343

Hollywood Forever Cemetery, originally called Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, is one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles, California. It is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, adjacent to the north wall, or back, of Paramount Studios. Among those interred or entombed in the cemetery are a number of important personalities and famous persons, including men and women from the entertainment industry, and important people in the history of Los Angeles, and their relatives. The cemetery is active and regularly hosts community events, including music events and summer movie screenings. In 2011 the cemetery became a co-producer of the American silent movie Silent Life based on the story of the Hollywood idol Rudolph Valentino, who is entombed there. Founded in 1899!!!

There are many, many, many classic film stars, directors, and anyone film related buried here at this historic cemetery.

Please keep in mind that there are many events held here so check out the calendar or http://cinespia.org/ to see what is playing.  These events are really popular and can get crowded (one reason why I have not attended yet) but definitely a good time had by all.  Bring your blanket to sit on and enjoy the fun!

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Here is a very short list of the many, many, many celebs buried here you might want to check out while you are here: Bugsy, Siegel, Estelle Getty, Hannah Chaplin(Charlie’s mom!), Rudolph Valentino, Clifton Webb, Darla Hood, Victor Fleming, Jonny Ramone, Pauline Pfeiffer Hemingway, Marion Davies, Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, Loretta Young, Henry Fonda, and Jayne Mansfield to name a few.


Places you must see if you are visiting Los Angeles!

If you want to make a day and visit vintage Los Angeles, you must take a trip to first the Union Station.  This beautiful landmark  opened in May 1939 as the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, replacing the older La Grande Station and Central Station. One of a number of union stations built in the early 1900s it served trains from the Union Pacific, Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railways. Built on a grand scale, Union Station became known as “Last of the Great Railway Stations” built in the United States. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

It is really beautiful and the main station looks almost exactly as it did when it was first opened.  This has been the site of MANY movies including the most recent Gangster Squad.  Its a classic part of Los Angeles history and a must see during your next visit!

Next stop should be Olivera Street. http://olvera-street.com/

Olvera Street is in the oldest part of Downtown Los Angeles, California, and is part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. Many Latinos refer to it as “La Placita Olvera.” Since 1911 it was described as Sonora Town.

Having started as a short lane, Wine Street, it was extended and renamed in honor of Agustín Olvera, a prominent local judge, in 1877. There are 27 historic buildings lining Olvera Street, including the Avila Adobe, the Pelanconi House and the Sepulveda House. In 1930, it was converted to a colorful Mexican marketplace.

There is lots of art and culture to be found in this area and a great way to spend the day!

 

Please check the main website for events as it is always more fun when there are things going on! There is lots of good places to get something to eat in the area so get ready to spend the day walking, shopping, and eating!


What is this Film Noir you ask? I had the same question!

As a fan of early cinema from early “talkies” to mid to late 30’s, I was unaware of Film Noir.  By definition it means: shadowy, pessimistic movie: a cinematic genre popular in the 1940s and 1950s, often filmed in urban settings with extensive use of shadows, cynical in outlook, and featuring antiheroes. Between the Great Depression and the start of the Cold War, Hollywood went noir, reflecting the worldly, weary, wised-up under current of midcentury America.

That sounds interesting to me!! This is also when I learned about Edward G. Robinson.  He is an AMAZING and unique actor and a great “go to” for finding a good film noir movie.

I knew about EGR long before I became a fan of B/W films, I knew him from Bugs Bunny mimicking him and his very unique style of speaking!

Here are my suggestions for EGR beginners!

Here is a great EGR movie with Orson Wells and Loretta Young!! The Stranger

I have seen every movie I suggest so feel free to ask questions or give me suggestions of your own.  These are great movies and I promise if you were not a fan of EGR before or Film Noir, you will be now!!  Have fun vintage movie lovers!!!


If you have never experienced, then you MUST…Pasadena Chalk Festival 2013

This year the Pasadena Chalk Festival is on June 15-16.  I’m excited to say my husband will be participating this year!!  I was completely astonished by the quality and talent from last year’s festival and I can’t wait to see what the new year brings!! pasadenachalkfestival.com


June 8 Juneteenth Celebration, Earlimart

Entertainment, speakers, food and drink, puppet show, and tours of the historic buildings of Allensworth.  Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park 661-849-3433

Third Saturday in June
10:00A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. It was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official on January 1, 1863. The day is celebrated by African Americans in honor of their ancestors who received notice of being set free from slavery on June 19, 1065. There is great entertainment, great speakers and,of course, fabulous free tours of the historic buildings given by the Friends of Allensworth docents for your educational enrichment.


More June Goodies!!

Lavender Festival, Cherry Valley  June 15-16,22-23.  Lavender cuisine, health and wellness workshops, spa services, kids’ activities, horse-drawn rides, farm tours, organic marketplace, and live music!! 123 Farm at Highland Springs Resort. 951-845-1151

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Things to do on Father’s Day!

June is coming up quick and with it we need a plan.  What to do in June? Well there is the Huck Finn’s Jubilee on June 14-16. This does fall on Fathers Day weekend but you can celebrate the 1880s with banjo picking, raft making, frog jumping, and more with dad!  There is also live bluegrass music played on this 150 acre venue at the Guasti Regional Park.  There is  a water park and there will be an art festival there too!  Much to do with Dad at this event so come check it out!  http://www.huckfinn.com/

There is a charge for this event so please check out the website for full details


In case you missed it…The Art and Music fest at Cal State San Bernardino was a hit!!

I just wanted to share a few pictures from the event since I was able to attend.  My husband Edwin, aka, “Art by Redoe”, and our good friends Hippie and Shell, all shared a booth showing their art. Check it out!

Custom painted shoes Artist: “Art by Redoe”

Artist: Hippie One

Artist: Art by Redoe (Skateboard)

Artist: “Art by Redoe”

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Here we all are…well not me, I’m behind the camera, BUT all talents combined, we all had a great time!!


Artist of the week – Kao Lee Thao

I must say I have been a huge fan of her work since I first saw her work back in 2009 and instantly fell in love with her work.   I asked her to be in my all female art show Organized Chaos and she accepted my invitation, then confirming a fan for life!

Kao is so amazingly talented and I really can’t cover all of her mediums here as she is expanding them daily, but you can get more info here on her site: http://innerswirl.com/

Kao is such a fun artist to follow because she is very talented in so many different mediums and aspects of art that you never know what you will get from her next! As well as art, Kao is also an Animator, Art Director, Painter, Sculptor, Fashion Designer….the list is never ending.  Please feel free to check out her Etsy shop to buy her amazing work among many other things! http://www.etsy.com/shop/InnerSwirl

Artist Statement:

Puddle jumping sums up my background properly. I’m continually sucked into one path after another. I started seeing a pattern echoed through each, people and people’s minds fascinate me. Needless to say I spent half my life studying psychology dreaming to become a psychiatrist and unwrap people’s minds. Unexpectedly a reoccurring dream urged me to abandon psychology and pursue my childhood passion of art. After studying people’s desires for so long, to ignore my own would have been foolish. I left the psychology world behind and dove head first into pursuing my art interest.

Upcoming events St. Cloud Art Crawl June 14th Festival Hours: 5p.m-9p.m

Lemonade Festival SCSU Campus June 27th Festival Hours: 11a.m-9p.m

Minnesota Renaissance Fairy Festival August 31, September 1 & 2 Festival Hours: 9 a.m-7 p.m

You really have to see her work to appreciate the detail and quality of her work.  I hope you enjoyed this featured artist!