Up at the crack of dawn and on the road early yesterday to catch the largest single manufacturer show here in So Cal. The show was a again dominated by Mustangs, so I spent my time in the rows and rows of other than ‘stangs and found several gems. Continue reading “2017 Fabulous Fords Forever Car Show is a wrap”
Everyone once in a while I get a press release that sells out before I can even post it. This is for a second show on Saturday May 6. Act Fast as Fritz is fall out funny and sells out fast in this venue.
Fritz’s show is a hilarious look at life on the far side of 50 and one not to be missed.
The press release teaser: Fritz Coleman Returns to SMP – Again!! – Again!!! – Thanks to a gratifying response to our last E-Blast, Fritz will give a SECOND performance Saturday, May 6 at 6:30pm. of his expanded version of DEFYING GRAVITY, a humorous look at the far side of 50. Yes, we all have to face that sooner or later, and Fritz is bound to share some insights that make it fun, funny, and familiar. We all know Fritz as that nice NBC weatherman who has been appearing in our living rooms seemingly for ever; we’ve watched him grow up. Join us for this playhouse fun-raiser, an evening of wit and laughter, followed by a wine ‘n cheese meet ‘n greet in the lobby.
Tickets HERE or by calling the Sierra Madre Playhouse direct at 626-355-4318. Note groups of 10 or more can get a 20% discount
Yes I know Buena Park is in the OC, but this show started in Los Angeles and outgrew its humble beginnings several years ago when it grew to be the largest single Manufacturer show on the West Coast. With over 2000 Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Edsel automobiles it will be huge event.
For celebrity list and new car debuts you need to make the jump… Continue reading “Fabulous Fords Forever show this Sunday in Buena Park.”
Tragedy struck my little corner of L.A again Saturday night. Two young men were gunned down walking about near a friends home.
Details are sketchy. Both young men have no known “history” and were active in local sports. One went to Monrovia High School, the other at Monrovia Canyon High School.
Sadly Oscar Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene. The other simply known as “Christian” on social media is in critical but stable condition.
The community kids got together and held an impromptu memorial at the local Skate Park with the family present to share their stories of Oscar.
The Schools held memorials on campus today for the students. Grief Counselors were on hand to help the students cope with the loss of a friend and classmate.
A gofundme has been established to help out the Garcia family with funeral expenses and a memorial.
Sunday I dragged myself out of bed early, not for a box of donuts, but to wander a mile or so up and down Colorado Boulevard in Old Town Pas to admire 150, give or take, Ferrari’s. Some really rare and vintage were well represented.
There are more unfiltered raw jpeg in my Concorso Ferrari flickr album.
All that glorious rain that fell this winter made a dent in the 9+ year old drought through out the Los Angeles Basin. The impact of those rains is most evident in the San Gabriel Canyon. Both major dams are way up…and where the river was a barely a trickle where the East Ford and West Fork of the San Gabriel River meet the water is at near historic highs. All that water will eventually work its way down to recharging out depleted water tables.
To get there to see it and the wild flowers in bloom take the 210 towards Azusa, exit CA Highway 39 and head north into the Canyon. Word of caution, grab your Adventure Pass at the Rangers station at the mouth of San Gabriel Canyon to avoid a ticket for not having a permit.
Mark you calendars. The biggest Ferrari only show in Los Angeles will take place Sunday 4/23 in Old Town Pasadena. The show is limited to 150 cars. Officially known as the Concorso Ferrari will have a wonderful collection of vintage to nearly new Ferraris for you to ooh and ah over as you stroll Colorado Boulevard.
The cars start arriving as early as 7:30 and are all in place by the opening at 10AM. You’re welcome to line up and watch them assemble and listen to the glorious roar that only a Ferrari tuned exhaust can make, just don’t expect to get up close and personal with the cars that early. Note the show is over at 3PM.
Significant Ferraris from around the country will line Colorado Boulevard from Pasadena Avenue to Raymond Avenue. Map Here
March 14 is National Pi Day, and Whole Foods Market is celebrating by offering $3.14 off both large bakery pies and large take-and-bake pizzas! This Pi Day deal is only valid on March 14 and available while supplies last. Varieties of pies and pizzas vary from store to store, but may include pumpkin pie, apple pie, gluten-free apple pie, cherry pie, pepperoni pizza, cheese pizza, vegan pizza and more. All pies and pizzas contain absolutely no hydrogenated fats, no bleached or bromated flours, and no artificial flavors or preservatives. Selection varies by store and excludes frozen.
Of course Whole Foods isn’t the only place in town with a “Pi Day Deal”…what’s your favorite Pi Day Deal in the city?
The tradition continues in my little corner of suburban L.A…Santa visits every neighborhood in the town a section at time for a week until every kid has seen him. What traditions in your corner of L.A do you treasure?
Pardon the play on words, but its fitting. A Holiday sale for all things Tiki, retro Tiki and stuff with a modern twist. Among the Artists there will be my favorite Tiki artists, L.A Area based artist noir-Rick Kess. A low quality watermarked example of Rick’s work is to the right for your reference.
More information can be had on their website. This isn’t a free event, but the cost of admission get’s you a drink coupon…might I suggest something with a slice of pineapple or an umbrella as garnish?
Deets: Saturday December 3, 10AM-3PM Garden Grove Elks Lodge, 11551 Trask Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92843 MAP HERE Admission:$10- includes drink coupon
First up a must stop and see is the Nissan exhibits in the West Hall of the L.A Convention center. Not only did they have the most outrageous press reveal in L.A Ever, they have a full size Tie fighter ala Star Wars to launch their limited edition Rouge One Star Wars Edition SUV on display. The Rogue One is limited to 5,000 copies in the U.S and includes a full sized signed and numbered Death Trooper Helmet. Details on how to get one can be had at the Nissan Answer Desk.
Let’s Get This Show on the Road
You’ve waited long enough Los Angeles. The 2016 LA Auto Show is back this week and bigger than ever. November 18-27 at the LA Convention Center.
Whether it’s new car shopping, learning about the latest auto tech or exploring an assortment of customized rides, there is something for everyone. Early entry tickets are available each Friday, online only, for a limited time. Buy Tickets HERE.
What to expect this year? Comparison car shopping, test drives, customized rides, games for the kids and a whole lot more. Plan your day and create your own experience at the 2016 LA Auto Show. Know before you Go!
They’ve changed up their bag policy this year, much more restrictive so be aware and plan in advance. The LA Auto Show has implemented a new bag policy for 2016. All bags, purses, backpacks, camera bags and diaper bags larger than 12” x 15” x 6” will NOT be allowed inside the show. All bags will be subject to screening/security check. Bag Policy Info.
Its a big deal, the 10th anniversary of the Inglewood Open Studio tours where artists open up their studio to appreciators of great art and hopefully future collectors of their art.
The studios are open Noon to 5PM daily and there is a free shuttle you can grab to see them all. In particular track down Luke and Ginger VanHook in the Beacon Building.
DEETS: November 12 and 13, Noon to 5PM. Inglewood CA
If this isn’t already on your bucket list, add it now. This has got to be one of the most iconic ironic farcical parades on the planet. ITs everything that the Rose Parade isn’t. Its sarcasm and parody and political rolled into one fun hour of floats and “bands” in East Pasadena.
The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will celebrate 39 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena. The 2016 Parade takes place on Sunday, November 20th, stepping off at 11am in East Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard.
For more info you need to make the jump. Continue reading “Doo Dah Parade set for Sunday November 20, 11AM”
Opening on Friday November 18 and running until December 23rd is Sierra Madre Playhouses production of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “A Little House Christmas”. I saw the production of A Little House Christmas two years ago and was captivated by the quality of the acting and the sets. Under the direction of Alison Eliel Kalmus this time around I expect the play will be every bit as fun and enchanting as it was two years ago. This is a play is really beautifully done and suitable for families with elementary age students, especially during weekend matinees.
For those of you who haven’t ventured out to see a production at the Sierra Madre Playhouse this is a must do on your bucket list. Its a beautiful old theater that has 99 seats and every one is a great seat in the house. They are a 99 Seat Theater non-profit organization that produces quality plays based on the American Story and Experience. I’m always amazed by what they do.
For more information and to buy tickets visit Sierra Madre Playhouse web site.
Deets: November 18-December 22, weekends, time vary so consult the calender. Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre 91024, 626-355-4318