Saturday, Dec. 13 @ 8:30pm * Singing Political Satirist Roy Zimmerman
* This Wed., Oct. 15 at 2pm (that's right!) * Free tix to first 20 to e-mail me!
Sultans of Satire (mid east comic releif) at CSUN -- features 4 female comics! * CSUN Grand Salon, University Student Union * 18111 Nordhoff St. * Northridge, CA91330 * Call CSUN for more info: 818.677.1200 & www.sultansofsatire.com . Parking is $5
* Thu., Oct. 16 at 7:30-9am * Witty Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Howard Rosenberg speaks & signs copies of his new book, No Time No Time to Think: The Menace of Media Speed and the 24-Hour News Cycle, for the Guardians of the Jewish Home for the Aging. $40 (breakfast & program). Luxe Hotel (Sunset & 405 fwy) RSVP/info: (310) 479-2468. (Tell Megan you heard it from me!) Howard talks with KPCC's Larry Mantel this morning (Tu.) at 11:30am. More at
An Evening with Chanteuse Dangereuse Joyce Aimee Accompanied by her Musette Accordion with Ron Snyder at the Piano! Friday, November 14 at 8pm * $25
Dubbed the Chanteuse Dangereuse by Josephine Baker at NY's Hotel Pierre in 1962, Joyce has been performing since age three -- entertaining and recording nationally and internationally -- accompanying herself with her Musette accordion. Recently, she enjoyed several sold out appearances at the Gardenia about which Mr. Blackwell wrote: "Pure magic! She looked absolutely fabulous and had us all mesmerized with her inimitable charm and husky voice. a rare and magnificent performer that has the ability to tell life's stories through song. There will never be another you, Joyce!"
Born of a French mother and Russian father, Joyce has a gypsy in her soul, as her wanderlust attests. Joyce managed and produced the American Folk Ballet for 25 years and also managed Agnes DeMille. She served 15 years as Commissioner of the Arts in LA County. Don't miss a wonderful evening of songs and stories -- a very special evening with an outstanding entertainer. More about Joyce: www.aimeeentertainment.com/aimee.htm
An Evening of Music and Comedy with Ronnie Jayne & Friends Wednesday, December 3rd at 8pm * $25 Ronnie Jayne began her professional career performing at the popular Catskill Mountain Resorts and throughout the East Coast. Her versatile talents as a singer/pianist/comic and songwriter soon took her to Las Vegas for a seven year run. She has been on several international tours and was a featured performer with Bob Hope.
Ronnie creates special material for conventions and organizations, including Star-Kist Tuna, Metropolitan Transit Authority, the American Heart Association, Goodwill Industries, Xerox and more! If you had to describe her in one word, that word would be "FUN". Her performances are energetic, and she always comes in with a positive attitude.
Singing Political Satirist Roy Zimmerman's PEACENIK! "a latter-day Tom Lehrer." Los Angeles Times
Saturday, December 13 at 8:30pm * $25
Roy Zimmerman writes fiecely funny songs. Now he takes satirical aim at the absurdities of the Holidays. PeaceNick is 90 minutes of Lefty-Pacifist-Humanist Seasonal satire - music to listen to while the presents get unwrapped and the Bush administration comes unglued. Happy "Christma-Hanu-Rama-Ka-Dona-Kwaanza"!
Zimmerman was the creator of the hilarious political satirical quartet The Foremen (Warner/ Reprise recording artists) and has been compared to Tom Lehrer in the LA Times and elsewhere. Roy (on his own or with The Foremen) has opened for Bill Maher, Dennis Miller, George Carlin and Paula Poundstone. His private arsenal of edgy musical delights includes hilarious send-ups of mega-mergers (Multi-National Anthem), the 60s (Psychedlic Relic), healthcare and politics. Roy's Creation Science 101 was YouTube's #1 pick last year and has garnered nearly a million hits!
Steinway Hall @ Fields Pianos * 12121 W. Pico Bl. (1 door w. of Bundy * Level P2)
Great Novels Discussion Series, Writing Project Consultation
Experienced book group leader, two sessions (one per month) on each novel -- offering deep-background introductions on historical and cultural context. Featuring Dostoevsky, Kafka, Nabokov, Pamuk, Faulkner & other masters. Ideal group size 10-15. $50 for two sessions per book. Contact Mike Levin for info on this & other groups (ongoing & new), assistance with writing projects and mentoring. 310/828-3859 or
La Senora's Mojica Hacienda in SM Canyon -- site of concerts running the gamut from Classical Chamber Series & Children's Musical Adventures. Info at * http://lasenora.org
Love to see & talk about classic movies with other movie lovers? Free & popular Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library Film Club! Monthy screening & discussion led by SMC Film Instructor Vivian Rosenberg. Info: 310-821-3415. Next : Thu., Oct. 23, 7pm * Body & Soul.
Hospice Volunteers Needed: Become an integral part of an interdisciplinary team that provides high quality care for patients and their families.Compassionate individuals with diverse backgrounds sought. Skirball Hospice, affliated w/ Jewish Home for the Aging, provides end of life care to people of all ethnicities and religious/spiritual backgrounds. Comprehensive training provided. Contact Lee Rothman, M.A., Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-774-3040.
The Survivor Mitzvah Project founded by TV comedy director Zane Buzby (Newhart, Married with Children), provides direct financial aid to elderly Holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe. Sick, impoverished, isolated, lacking the means to buy food, medicine, heat and shelter, SMP ensures that they live out their last years with some measure of comfort, support, and dignity. 100% goes to sruvivors. www.survivormitzvah.org or 1-800-905-6160
Thurber Fine Art & Antiques specializes in all appraisals (insurance, divorce, donation, IRS, replacement). Consultations regarding sale of fine art & antiques. Contact Cynthia Thurber: email@example.com 805 882-1901 or 805 450-7465
Planning a party? Wedding? Night out with friends? Convention? Military Coup? Parlor Performances provides entertainment & special event services for events large and small! Contact Jeannine at Jeannine@FrankEntertainment.com for artist roster, additional services (hilarious, personalized song parodies & more!) & referrals! Steinway Hall available, too!
Love a piano??? Call David Ida at Fields Pianos (310) 207-2400 -- mention Parlor Performances for a special discount!
For Sale: Vintage table/cabinet * white porcelain/enamel top * black trim * circa 1920
4 drawers plus door for storage. This belonged to my grandmother and I love it but have no room for it. The body is wood with chrome accents & pulls. ISimilar cabinets on e-bay for $400 - $600. $250 or best offer. Contact Jeannine at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 476-6735 for more information.