THIS WEEKEND: Wine, Fashion, Red Cross, Pets, Art and Culture, and more in the 818

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG WINE TIME, AT LAST: Nearly three months after opening, La Cava in Sherman Oaks, one of my all time My Daily Find favorites, now has its liquor license and will start serving wine TODAY. You can finally get a glass or a bottle … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Eat, Drink and Be Merry (Free Vodka/Free Starbucks); Shop and Recycle

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY Starbucks Free Treat: Starbucks is celebrating forty years by offering a complimentary Starbucks Petites when you order any handcrafted beverage (while supplies last). Petites are little sweet treats … [Read more...]

Firehouse strongly delivers at the Whitefire Theatre

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Bryan Rasmussen, Kamar de los Reyes, Jon Southwell, Ed Morrone. Photos Jason Bonzon.

BY TOM WALDMAN Going back to at least the 1965 Watts riots, it's typically the actions of police officers that trigger demonstrations or widespread violence in minority communities. But in Pedro Antonio Garcia's solid new play,  Firehouse, … [Read more...]

Valentine's Day: Couples Love Art, a Spa Special, Coupons from the Heart, Sweets for Sweeties, Sweet Lips for Men and Women

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BY KAREN YOUNG SWEETS FOR YOUR SWEETIE: My Daily Find fave Jeannie's Homemade Candies has a new name! They're Gertie and BB's Gourmet Goodies (named after owners Jeannie's and Sheri's aunt and grandma, respectively) and they are better than … [Read more...]

This Weekend: LA Art Show, Noho Walking Tour, Slack Key Fest, Bridal Trunk Show, Sales

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BY KAREN YOUNG 16th ANNUAL LOS ANGELES ART SHOW: It's arts month in Los Angeles! Last week it was Photo LA and this week it's the 16th Annual Los Angeles Art Show. Whether you are an art collector or an art lover, this grand scale art show at the … [Read more...]

20th Annual Photo LA Brings the World to Los Angeles in Pictures

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Ella Fitzgerald

BY KAREN YOUNG Whether you are a photography collector, enjoy photography, or just want to experience pictures and stories that extend beyond your everyday existence, you won’t want to miss the 20th Annual Photographic Art Exposition, otherwise … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Roni B, Rachel Pally, Artisanal LA, Holiday Festivals, Snow Day, Fox and Hounds, Villa Firenze, Botanic Bling, Noho Gallery and more

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Snow Day in Downtown Burbank.

COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG It's eclectic happenings from Downtown to the 818 this weekend. Sales, celebrations, music, art and community activities will keep you plenty busy. Happy Hour Fashionista Sale: : Roni B for the Fashionista in Sherman Oaks … [Read more...]

Sherman Oaks father battles cancer through art; Special exhibit opens Thursday

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Adam with his wife Mary and their children

BY KAREN YOUNG Two years ago at the age of 38, Sherman Oaks resident Adam Gordon was working successfully as an illustrator and a graphic artist raising two children with his wife, Kelly. Then, his life changed overnight when he was diagnosed with … [Read more...]

Valley Artists Studio Tour: A rare glimpse into artists' workspaces

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Alisa Gabrielle with her Cloud 9 sculpture.

BY THELMA STARR The Valley is home to a rich array of fine artists and 30 of these artists will provide a rare opportunity to view their private studios on the annual self-guided Valley Artists Studio Tour October 2 and 3, presented by the San … [Read more...]

Get You Art On: Carter Sexton

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Chris Hauser and his wife Jenia own Carter Sexton Art Supplies in North Hollywood. Photos: Carole Rosner

BY CAROLE ROSNER Armed with a list a mile long, I headed to Carter Sexton in North Hollywood to buy art supplies for my daughter’s drawing class. I knew they would have everything we needed, and they sure did. This “artist’s materials” … [Read more...]