The tickets are free , you might want to include students who have interest in musical theater. We really want students to attend these performances as well. - Linda S
Swinda, our beautiful and chic costume and fashion designer is hosting her annual brunch and sale this Sunday, May 4th from 11am to 6pm.
Swinda is THE artist who was the lead designer at the avant-garde fashion show "Off-line Berlin '90" featured by MTV, news channel "Tagesthemen" and magazines such as "Bild" and "Fashion". She works as a costume designer for television, opera, theatre, dance, and fashion / art. Before relocating to Venice, California, her work in Europe culminated with costume designs for the "Millennium Awards Show" for 50 dancers. Swinda continues to design costumes for feature films, exhibit art installations and was recently a guest lecturer at UCLA and has been a member of the Costume Designers Guild CDG since 2005. See her web site for more . . .
Bassist Mike Barry and I will share the bill with Westside Voices, a fine
and fun a cappella choir I've enjoyed listening to for several years.
They'll open the show at 4:00, and then we'll do the blues starting around
5:00. We'll be playing several of the tunes from "Old School Blues,
Acoustic/Electric", albeit all on acoustic instruments. Beyond Baroque is
an intimate concert space at 681 Venice Blvd., in Venice. Tickets are $15
in advance and at the door, space permitting. For information call (310)
822-9067, or go to http://westsidevoices.com. Of course, I'll have my CDs
for sale. Bernie
Also of interest: Wolfgang's Vault offers rare concert recordings, and the
link below takes you to a show at the Ash Grove in 1970(?) featuring the
great Freddie King on what I believe was his first trip to the west coast,
and before his Leon Russell/Shelter recordings. My band is doing the
backing, with yours truly on guitar. Freddie was at his most awesome in
those days. Enjoy.
You are invited to a staged reading of
War Spelled Backwards: A TRILOGY
a surreal drama about the raw truths of war
both on the battlefield in Iraq and on the homefront
by Gina Victoria Shaffer
in collaboration with Julian Spencer
directed by Julian Spencer
presented by TruePlanet Productions
Minerva Garcia Frantz Saint Louis
Darrel Guilbeau Carlos San Miguel
Rob Hahn Annika Smith
8 p.m. Saturday, April 26
7 p.m. Sunday, April 27
1416 Electric Ave., Venice
Performances are free, but please call for reservations: (310) 823-0710.
Attached is a map with directions to the theater.
Please use the free on-site parking.
The Venice Garden and Home Tour is a wonderful community building event benefiting the Neighborhood Youth Association's Las Doradas Children's Center in Venice (804 Broadway at Pleasant View, behind Broadway Elementary School).
Our signature Venice event features 30 homes and gardens, this year exclusively East of Lincoln Boulevard. Over the past 14 years, the tour has showcased various neighborhoods in Venice to show the world the variety and nature of our community. For those who have not yet experienced the day, you are missing out. For those who have come before, thank you and please come again.
See your neighbors, meet new friends, and help the kids in Venice who need our help. The postcard is attached, and for more detailed information, please log onto the web site:
www.venicegardentour.org where you can see photos, see list of sponsors supporting the event AND buy your tickets online through Pay Pal.
If you purchasetickets in advance, the cost is $60, or $70 at the door.
Bring sunscreen, hats, bikes and/or good walking shoes. Shuttle buses are provided all day. It is best to pick tickets up early, park your car on the street (West & East of Lincoln) and spend the day meandering. If you leave by 1 p.m. you will have time to see everything.
Hours 9:45-5 sharp. See LA Magazine Best Bets, LA Times Home section next Thursday, The Argonaut and S.M. Mirror next week!
I am looking forward to seeing you there. Please forward this to your friends and neighbors and thank you!
Need a new ride? Check out the largest site for U.S. used car listings at AOL Autos.
Good news! We have solidified plans for the Venice Art Walls Auction. The event will take place from 6-9PM on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at the G2 Gallery on Abbott Kinney in Venice. All funds generated will go to support the Venice Art Walls program. The G2 Gallery is a brand new gallery with a beautiful and functional space of approximately 3,500 square feet. The owners of the G2 Gallery believe in the mission of the Venice Art Walls program and have graciously offered to let us use their gallery space.
A large number of prominent graffiti artists have pledged to donate work already. We are putting together a list of artists, including several well-known artists outside of the world of graffiti art.
We will have a silent action for most works and a small live auction for five or six of the most prominent works that have been donated. We will be charging $10 entrance fee and we will have a raffle of donated goods and services from Venice based businesses. Richard Montoya, founding member of comedy performance group Culture Clash and City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission member, has agreed to be our Auctioneer.
We have high hopes for this auction as a way to build support within the Venice community for the walls and to call attention to the need for new funding sources for the area. We also feel this event is an important vehicle by which the artists that use the area can contribute to its on-going success.
We will keep you posted as we move forward on this important project. Let us know if you have any ideas for the event. Of course, you will all be formally invited to the event when we have the invitations ready. Thank you to all of you who have been so instrumental in the success of the program so far.
An Outdoor Exhibit About the History & Present Realities of Palestine ~ Sunday, April 27th - 1:00-5:00 PM ~ in Santa Monica ~ Join Us!
Spreading the Word:
An Outdoor Exhibit About the History and Present Realities
Sunday, April 27th, 1:00-5:00 PM
Ocean Avenue north of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica
A special afternoon! An afternoon where we will reach new people who might not yet be part of the progressive movement! An afternoon of reaching out to and educating, our neighbors and folks out for
"a Sunday afternoon in the park."
~~~ A Special Opportunity... Please Join Us ~~~
If you care about the future of Palestinian children, don’t miss the opportunity.
The new 24-panel exhibit on the history of the Palestinian struggle, produced by CEIA-S.C.
will be on display at the park near the entrance to the Santa Monica pier on Sunday, April 27
from 1:00 p.m to 5 p.m. ---- please come and help us with all aspects of this exhibit!
View the exhibit panels: http://ceia-
Paul Hershfield: questionx1@earthlin
Yale Korin: ykorin@ucla.
Sixth Annual International Al-Awda Convention
On The 60th Year of Al Nakba and Struggle to Return
May 16-18, 2008
Support Al-Awda, a Great Organization and Cause!
Become an Al-Awda Sustainer:
Unless indicated otherwise, all statements posted represent the views of their authors and not necessarily those of Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Fred Blanco in "The Stories of Cesar Chavez" - Monday, May 5th, 8:00 PM - Trade Tech College's GRAND THEATRE - 400 West Washington Bl., Los Angeles
Please circulate to friends & family! Contact Jeannine for 1/2 price tix -- just $5 -- at: Jeannine@FrankEntertainment.com
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Cesar Chavez!
Monday, May 5th at 8:00 PM
Trade Tech College's GRAND THEATRE
400 West Washington Bl., Los Angeles 90015
Tickets just $10 at firstname.lastname@example.org
More info at www.storiesofcesarchavez.com
Please contact Jeannine Frank at (310) 476-6735 or (310) 666-9066 (cell) * Jeannine@FrankEntertainment.com
The Stories of Cesar Chavez
Developed and Performed by Fred Blanco
The Stories of Cesar Chavez is a one man theatrical presentation depicting the life and times of Cesar E. Chavez, one of the most inspirational and influential civil rights leaders of our time. The play offers a compelling look at the man and his struggle for equality through the eight various characters brought to life on stage.
We join Cesar in the middle of one of the most difficult moments of his life. That of his first fast in 1968. From here we follow him on a spiritual journey led by, la Virgen de Guadalupe through his humble childhood to his days as a courageous labor leader. We meet not only Cesar, but the influential, delightful, and sometimes provocative characters of his past. This performance contains some strong language.
More information, reviews, and photos at: www.storiesofcesarchavez.com
The Unity and Diversity World Council Presents:
An Ongoing Sunday Evening Celebration
April 27th, 2008 7 – 9 p.m.
An evening of music, poetry, and movement
Stephen Longfellow Fiske -- Singer/songwriter/author
Susan Hadeishi -- Yoga & Movement Teacher
Cie Gumucio -- Poet
Paulette Rochelle-Levy -- Movement Educator, Holistic Psychotherapist, Artist & Poet
Richard Hardy -- Woodwinds
Paul Holman -- Lights and Projected Imagery
The Gathering is an interfaith weekly event honoring and celebrating our common heart, common spirit, common earth, and our rich diversity within our collective unity…not a church or religion, but a non-exclusive, non-traditional gathering of spiritually oriented, peace and justice loving people who wish to participate in a community of creativity in music and the arts, in spoken word and dialogue, and in reaching out to each other with love and non-violence, addressing concerns, empowering positive action.
à Food by A Taste of Life
at The Blankenship Ballet Company of
May 4th – Dances of Universal Peace with Tasnim Hermila Fernandez
May 11th – Celebrating the Divine Feminine
May 18th – Concert with Stefani Valadez and Mitra Rahbar
May 25th – Comedy Night
SPARC Gallery Bingo Fundraiser! Wednesday, April 30th 7pm. Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood.
Thank you for supporting SPARC's work!
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It's my pleasure to invite you to a very special fundraising concert,
"LifeCycle Songs" on Friday, April 25 at the Church in Ocean Park in
Santa Monica. It's VERY special for two reasons. This June, my
husband Don and I are riding in the AIDS LifeCycle Ride from San
Francisco to LA. We are each raising $2500 to participate in this
life-saving ride, and the funds directly benefit the LA Gay & Lesbian
Center's treatment and prevention programs. So we're training hard
and I'm trying to get tough enough to ride 545 miles. But we need
your help to do it - really!
When you donate to our efforts at http://www.aidslifecycle.org/5494
(online or by check), your ticket to "LifeCycle Songs" on April 25 is
included in your donation. That's the second reason this fundraiser
is VERY special - we wanted to give you something for your support.
So Don and I are performing with our respective musical projects.
You'll be treated to a fabulous evening of original music and
community in a lovely setting: incredible singer-songwriter Jason
Luckett, my own soulful Joselyn & wild roots, Don's funky original
jazz, and world music powerhouse, ADAAWE, 7 women of the drum and
voice. And you'll be supporting a fabulous cause! We have a
suggested minimum donation of $25, but ANY amount is appreciated and
will buy you a ticket to the show. Your name will be on the will
call list at the door. You can donate at the door instead, but it
helps us to have your RSVP in advance. Thanks so much for your
support, and I can't wait to see you April 25! Of course if you
can't come, you can still donate!
Friday, April 25th, 2008
LifeCycle Songs - Benefit performance for AIDS LifeCycle -
Church in Ocean Park
235 Hill Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-962-6534 - http://www.aidslifecycle.org/5494
Price: $25 suggested minimum donation, kids free
Map & Directions
Calabash Productions presents, "LifeCycle Songs", Friday April 25 at
7:30pm at the Church in Ocean Park. Los Angeles artists will perform
in this evening of original and celebratory music to benefit their
participation in the AIDS LifeCycle Ride: 545 miles from San
Francisco to Los Angeles the first week of June. "LifeCycle Songs"
will feature performers Joselyn Wilkinson and Don Barrozo, who will
be riding this June to raise funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS
prevention and treatment. Other featured artists include celebrated
singer songwriter Jason Luckett and L.A. world music favorite,
ADAAWE, women of the drum and voice.
The Church in Ocean Park, a landmark of Santa Monica's scenic Ocean
Park neighborhood, is located at 235 Hill Street, at the corner of
2nd and Hill, just east of Main Street. Plentiful parking is
available in metered lots just west of Main Street. The suggested
minimum donation of $25 is a pledge for the riders and gets you a
seat at the performance. Donate online to reserve your seats at
http://www.aidslifecycle.org/5494. Call 310-962-6534 for more info,
or visit www.joselynwilkinson.com.
Although HIV/AIDS is not in the headlines today, it is more of a
problem then ever. In California, more than 151,000 Californians are
living with HIV/AIDS. The number of people living with HIV is at its
highest point since the beginning of the epidemic. More than 144,000
people have been diagnosed with AIDS since the epidemic's beginning
and about 83,000 have died from AIDS. It is estimated that 9,000
Californians will become newly infected with HIV this year.
California ranks second in the nation in AIDS cases, surpassed only
by New York.
All proceeds from "LifeCycle Songs" will directly benefit the AIDS
LifeCycle Ride, which supports the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center and
the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's work in AIDS prevention and
treatment. As LifeCycle riders, Joselyn and Don are committed to
raising $2500 each. Help them by enjoying a wonderful night of music
and community on April 25.