Category Archives: Museum

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.

 

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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!

RESIZEDsome-like-it-hot-posterTickets are $12 and can be bought at:http://cinespia.org/event/some-like-it-hot/

  • 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!


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.


What a gem I’ve found Vintage Movie Lovers!!!

I am always on the hunt for locations that play classic films like the Egyptian Theater and the Silent Film Cinema on Fairfax, but this was unknown to be until about five minutes ago. I give you….. Old Town Music Hall.  Located at  140 Richmond Street, El Segundo, CA 90245  (310) 322-2592.

Since 1968, Old Town Music Hall has been showing vintage silent and sound films, and presenting live concerts by some of the world’s finest performers of jazz, ragtime, and popular music from the past.

Silent films are accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer, a massive 1925 wind-powered pipe organ that has been meticulously preserved so that silent classics can be experienced with live musical accompaniment, just as they did when they were first shown.  It’s something you really have to see and hear to believe.

Old Town Music Hall is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Your generous support enables us to preserve the golden era of feature film and music.

This weekend is Dinner and a Movie Night.  They are showing Wings, with Clara Bow.

Please visit the site to see details.http://www.oldtownmusichall.org/index.html

I can’t wait to check this place out and have already told my husband to add this on our list of “must do’s”.

If you go, please let me know here how it went!  Have fun!!