Writer Lee Blessing Loads the Bases at the Lonny Chapman Theatre with COBB

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BY TOM WALDMAN Through history, baseball has been regarded as both the most egalitarian and the most racist of the three major American sports. On the one hand, it's hospitable to players of normal size and weight, as opposed to football … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Shopping, Hiking, Music, Culture, Vintage and More

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Photo: (l to r) Matt Walker, Brandon Breault and Suzanne Jolie Narbonne. Credit: Chelsea Sutton

BY KAREN YOUNG Women Hold Up Half the Sky: This special exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center is inspired by the critically acclaimed book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Holiday Plays, A Xmas Train, Food Trucks and Santa, Arts and Crafts, and King of the Sky

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BY KAREN YOUNG Santa at Noho Dine Out Fridays: It’s a food truck festival with Santa and a holiday boutique. Friday, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., 11458 Burbank Blvd., Noho. Free admission. food and vendors extra. King of the Sky Astronomy Hike: Take a … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Holiday Fun Across the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG The Encino/Tarzana Branch Library Pop-up Shop: Straight from downtown to the 818 on December 9 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. and Saturday December 10 from 10 a.m-5:30 p.m., the Library Store offers a carefully curated collection of fun and … [Read more...]

Autobiographical and Racy "Who's Your Daddy?" Shines at The Victory Theatre

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BY TOM WALDMAN In this age of creative families, the desire of a single male Irish bisexual with a history of strange liaisons to adopt a Ugandan toddler should not come as a great surprise. Nor should it surprise residents of hip urban … [Read more...]

Kathryn Graf's "Hermetically Sealed" Packs a Powerful Punch at the Skylight Theatre

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BY KAREN YOUNG Former Studio City resident and award-winning writer Kathryn Graf is back from her  Connecticut home for the world premiere of her one-act play, Hermetically Sealed, presented by the Katselas Theatre Company at the Skylight Theatre … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Food, Festivals and Sales

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG Epicure Imports Warehouse Sale: Save big today (Friday)  and tomorrow on over 3,000 gourmet items, including truffles, cheeses, foie gras, meats, chocolates, pates, jams, wine and more. They're also giving away four gift … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Cinema Food Fest, Topanga Days, Greek Fest, Wine Fest, E-Waste, Memorial Day Parade, Fabio, Poker Tourney, Music Fest and more!

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG Outdoor Cinema Food Fest: The  Outdoor Cinema Food Fest summer event series kicks off this Saturday with a screening of "Something About Mary." This series features gourmet food trucks and free movies every Saturday this … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Food Truck Fest, Eyewear and Tan, Fire Service Day, Civil War, Town Hall, Shopping Bazaar

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG OPTX FINE EYEWEAR SPRING FLING: Get a free spray tan from Pure Radiance (bring a bathing suit or wear a sundress), save 10-50% off all designer (Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Rayban, Oliver People and more!) eyewear and check out the … [Read more...]

This Weekend and Beyond: Festivals, Food, Fundraising and Fashion

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS: It's USC over UCLA for this year's annual festival.  Make a trip to Trojan Land on Saturday and Sunday. For or all age lovers of books, this one is for you —140,000 attendees, 450+ … [Read more...]