Tag Archives: Southern California

Tomorrow!! @ the Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, CA! 7:30pm

Buy your tickets here! http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/down-to-the-sea-in-ships

Elmer Clifton directed this exciting and realistic saga of 19th century whaling, featuring an actual whale hunt captured on film. Shot on location in New Bedford, Massachusetts with locals in period costume as extras, the film stars Raymond McKee, Marguerite Courtot and, in her second film role, Clara Bow.


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Now this is a hair raising event!!


1920sTheme Casino Night in Pomona August 1st!!!


August goodies!! Let’s go to Pasadena’s Watermellon Festival!!

The 52nd Watermelon Festival comes to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the first time! Formally held in Sunland, this unique festival will set up in Pasadena August 16-18th.

Check out the Watermelon Pavilion to eat your fill of FREE watermelon and to see the Melon-O-Matic and carving displays. The Melon-O-Matic cuts watermelon like you’ve never seen. You can also watch our local artists and their amazing watermelon carving displays. See sculptures created right in front of your eyes by Professional Chefs & Culinary Students from Southern California Culinary Institutes, including Los Angeles Mission College & The Art Institute- Inland Empire.

This family fun event also features arcade games, a ton of vendors, arts & crafts, live entertainment, a petting zoo, and kids entertainment (including storytelling, balloon animals, and Ronald McDonald)!

You can’t leave without checking out the fun contests! Watermelon growing, eating, seed spitting, recipe contest and, even a watermelon wearable art contest!  Please check the website for more information!

The Watermelon Festival is located at the Rose Bowl at 1001 Rose Bowl drive in Pasadena, and takes place August 16-18th. Tickets are $10/adults, $5/kids. Check the website for online discounts.


This sounds amazing! the Sawdust Art Festival in Long Beach

Like a moth to a flame I was drawn  by fate to find this.  I love ANYTHING wood even good old fashioned forest and tree’s.  Living in Southern California where it is very dry and most nature is planned landscaping, I have a genuine appreciation for natural habitat.

BACK TO THE WOOD, so I was looking for new and fun things to do and found the Sawdust Art festival.  I love the craftsmanship that goes into anything made of wood and I really look forward to making it out to this sometime soon.

Sawdust Art Festival

935 Laguna Canyon Rd Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-3030

Sawdust Art Festival’s 47th Annual Summer Show

June 28 – September 1, 2013, open 10-10 daily

The Sawdust will feature the fine art and craft of over 200 Laguna Beach artists and is sure to be the highlight of your summer adventures.

Art enthusiasts, collectors, and novice artists have come to the Sawdust since the beginning in 1966 for our mix of fine art and craft. Media include hand-blown and fused glass, painting, jewelry, surf art, ceramics, clothing and textiles, wood and metal sculpture, scrimshaw, photography, and so much more.

Artists are eager to share their creative process with you so please feel free to ask the exhibitors questions, take an art workshop, and enjoy our live art demonstrations.  Have fun!!


Things to do this weekend 6/8/13…Like Trains and Classic cars??!

Retro cars to delight motor fans and families at Rods & Rails Show at Orange Empire Railway Museum 

The 14th Annual Rods & Rails Show and Potato Festival promises to be a huge hit for lovers of classic cars, trains and Perris history who drop by the Orange Empire Railway Museum on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The annual festival, which is free to the public, is expected to draw more than 5,000 people. The event, sponsored by the City of Perris, features pre-1980 muscle cars, hot rods, classics, street machines, pony cars, lowriders, pre and post war trucks and all makes and models of motorcycles. 

Visitors will enjoy live rhythm and blues music, great food and performances by the Wild West Temecula Gun Fighters. There will be lots of fun for children including the Franklin Hayes Marionettes, a young talent showcase and youth bicycle show. The day also includes the Potato Festival, which is a tribute to the Perris Valley’s agricultural roots. 

The Orange Empire Railway Museum features one of the largest collections of rolling rail cars in the U.S. Visitors can enjoy trolley and cable car exhibits and rides.  Admission to ride is $12 for ages 12 and up and $8 for ages 5 to 11.  For information about the car show, call the City of Perris at 951-943-6603

About Orange Empire Railway Museum

Orange Empire Railway Museum at 2201 South A Street in Perris operates a Museum Railway where visitors can ride on the historic trains and trolleys that helped shape the Southern California we know today. The Museum Railway operates every weekend and on most major holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and also on weekdays forcharters and other special events. The Museum grounds are open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Also at the festival:

  • The Old Town Temecula Gunfighters western show
  • Petting Zoo
  • Franklin Hayes Marionette Show
  • Youth Bike Show (enter your own retro bike project)
  • Youth Talent Showcase (register your kids)
  • Carnival games
  • Potato doll making
  • Puppet making
  • Cartoon character appearances
  • Story time
  • History exhibits
  • Panning for gold and adobe brick making
  • Carnival games
  • Bouncy house

For more info: http://www.oerm.org/


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!!


Griffith Park, right under my nose this whole time!!

So my husband has been telling me about this really cool park that is right next to the Griffith Observatory, LA Zoo, and the Gene Autry Museum, all of which we have been to several times but never the park. After our recent visit to the Gene Autry we stopped at the park. We heard faint music that was very inviting and followed it until the magic really began.

Welcome, welcome, step right up, to the grand ol’ Merry Go Round!

Built in 1926 by the Spillman Engineering Company and brought to Griffith Park in 1937, the Merry-Go-Round boasts 68 horses, everyone a jumper. Each horse is finely carved with jewel-encrusted bridles, detailed draped blankets and decorated with sunflowers and lion’s heads. A Stinson 165 Military Band Organ, reputed to be the largest band organ accompanying a carousel on the West Coast, plays over 1500 selections of marches and waltz music.

Truly stunning and a must see in person to appreciate all of the detail on this.

Driving west along Zoo Drive, dotted with small picnic areas, nearly to Forest Lawn Drive, is an enclave where visitors can ride a miniature railroad operated by volunteers of the Los Angeles Live Steamers[10] or visit Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn (also known as Walt’s Barn). At Travel Town Museum, historic, full-sized railroad locomotives, passenger cars, and streetcars comprise a collection that highlights transportation in Southern California, in association with an exhibit hall, model train layout, picnic areas, and a gift shop, all of which is encircled by the last of three miniature train rides in Griffith Park.

If you are ever in the area, definitely stop on by and check out what Griffith Park has to offer!

For more info: http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/griffithPK/gp_info.htm


Are you cool enough for… THE HIP KITTY JAZZ AND FONDUE in Claremont!

This place is really neat.  I love the décor and the music is usually really good.  I love that they have a calendar that will have links to the bands website or YouTube videos so you can really see if that is the band you want to hear live.  Located in the beautiful and happening downtown Claremont, the Hip Kitty is a must see if you are in the area.

 

Hip Kitty is located in the Claremont Packing House at 502 W. First St., Claremont, CA 9171 One block west of Indian Hill Blvd. Off of First St. Hip Kitty’s entrance is at the south end of the plaza past the 40-foot tall Packing House neon sign.

*Friday & Saturday- $5 cover for the band and a $10/hr per person Food minimum required for booth seating. Bottle service available.  21 and over.

Hours  Tuesday – Sunday 6:30pm – 2:00am


So much to do in May!! Arts & Music Festival 2013 @ CSUSB

CSUSB Arts & Music Festival 2013 Logo

Cal. State San Bernardino (CSUSB) will be hosting its inaugural Arts and Music Festival on Friday May 17, 2013 from 4-9 p.m. Admission is 100% free.

Attendees can expect to experience a day of fun, including:

  • 3rd Annual CSUSB Jazz Fest, featuring our own CSUSB Jazz Ensemble, along with Poncho Sanchez, the Latin Society, Mongorama, free workshops and more
  • Art Walk, featuring top local and regional artists (see attached Call for Entries and note upcoming deadline of April 19)
  • Art Demos, including glass blowing, ceramic wheel throwing, blacksmithing/forging and open studios
  • Arts Connection will host an information lounge and reception in conjunction with RAFFMA
  • Bohemian Fest, featuring henna artists, a drum circle, vintage clothing vendors, nail art and screen-printing
  • Children’s Art Activities hosted by RAFFMA
  • Food Trucks with tasty delights to enjoy while you experience the Arts & Music Festival
  • Pfau Library Chalk Walk and Book Sale, pick up some books and view/create sidewalk chalk art
  • RAFFMA presents Chicano Muralists in Southern California, 1968-1985. Also on display A walk through Temeeku: A look into the past and present of the Luise?o people. Docent-led tours of the Treasures of Ancient Egypt exhibition.
  • Underground Music Society presents “Best of Bands,” featuring the best Ska, Reggae, Rock Alternative and Indie bands of the Inland Empire

Hangar 24 AirFest at Redlands Airport – May 18, 2013

Aerial acrobats, vintage warplanes, nighttime fireworks shot from aircraft, food trucks, musical acts and special archival beer releases will be the order of the day as Hangar 24 Craft Brewery celebrates its fifth year anniversary in an event billed as the Hangar 24 AirFest and 5th Anniversary Celebration. To be held at the Redlands Municipal Airport on May 18 from 9 AM to 10PM, tickets are $5 presale and available online at Brown Paper Tickets and at the brewery Tasting Room.  At the door, tickets will be $8. Ages 12 and under are free.

For more information please click the link below, this sounds like a great time and I am going to try and make this one!!

http://www.hangar24brewery.com/airfest.htm

 

Hangar 24 Airfest & 5th Anniversary Celebration - Vicky Benzing

It will be a thirteen-hour event where proceeds go to benefit the newly-formed Hangar 24 Charities, whose mission is “to help preserve our Southern California orange groves.” The event is part air show, part concert, and part food and beer festival. Other family entertainment will be available as well, including a climbing wall.