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September 19, 2012

Wicked Lit

The scheduled for this year’s Wicked Lit has been posted and I’m in talks with a friend who is trying to get a group together to attend.

The scope of Wicked Lit is to create and produce new stage plays based on classic horror literature. Over 15 Wicked Lit plays have been written since 2007 including adaptations of works by Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Mark Twain, M. R. James, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Washington Irving and many others.




Ok, so my understanding of Wicket Lit is this. It is an annual October event produced by Unbound Productions. The reason I’m so psyched about this is because some years back, I went to a play about the Dalai Lama that took place outdoors (I think it was at the Arroyo). The audience basically followed the actors as they literally moved from scene to scene, so that we ended up journeying through the story with them along paths through the park. It was so cool and really added another level to the performance that really drew us in.

That was apparently also an Unbound Production and that is apparently how they roll. They take you with them so that you can feel like you’re a party of the story.


Oh, man, that means Wicket Lit is going to be wicked cool. It takes place this year at the Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum in Pasadena. eeks!

Back for 2012, Wicked Lit features dynamic adaptations of classic horror literature presented at Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery. Walk the hollowed burial grounds of Mountain View as three scary stories unfold all around you.



Katie Pelensky and Michael Perl :: The Chimes at Mountain View Mausoluem.

Brian David Pope and William Joseph Hill :: The Cask of Amontillado at Mountain View Mausoleum.











So, if you’re looking for something different and spooky to do this Halloween, you might want to check out Wicked Lit’s schedule.


WHAT:  Wicked Lit

WHEN:  October 12-31, 2012

WHERE:  Mountain View Mausoleum, Altadena, CA



September 7, 2012

Tchaikovsky, Fireworks ‘n’ The Fam

I’m pretty excited about watching the Tchaikovsky Fireworks Spectacular tomorrow with the family. It’s my mom’s birthday on Sunday and my parents anniversary next week, so we’ll be celebrating with a lovely picnic, great music and dazzling lights. This may be my last outdoor concert/event of the summer, so I’ll literally be ending the season with a bang. It’ll also be my first time watching fireworks at The Bowl (finally!), so I’m pretty psyched about that, too.

I hope you all have an amazing, fun, relaxed or whichever other fun-time-adjective weekend!

Happy Friday!




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July 30, 2012

August Free Movie Nights @ LACMA 2012

Wee~~  LACMA’s Outdoor Films series starts this week and it’s all about animated movies. Yes!  I’ve already made plans to see Bolt this Friday and hopefully another one before the month is through.

Free events like this make me love summers in LA and I’ve been good this year on taking advantage of them. There’s nothing like chilling outdoors on a big picnic blanket with good friends, some delicious munchies and a nice glass of wine.


WHAT:  LACMA’s Outdoor Film Series: Animation August

COST:  Event is FREE!  Parking is $10 or free after 7pm.





August 3, 2012 | 8:00pm





Puss in Boots


August 10, 2012 | 8:00pm





How to Train Your Dragon


August 17, 2012 | 8:00pm





Pixar Shorts Collection


August 24, 2012 | 8:00pm





Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs


August 31, 2012 | 8:00pm






June 1, 2012

Hester Street Fair Hollywood

Get ready for some summer fun…


New York’s Hester Street Fair is coming to Hollywood!

New York’s favorite outdoor market is coming to Hollywood this summer for a series of 4 fun filled FREE events one block East of the historic intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Vine. The Hester Street Fair will be curating a collection of some of LA’s favorite artisans, craftsmen, collectors, food, brands, bloggers and music.

Sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday to me!

Hester Goes Hollywood 


  •  Saturday, June 2, 11am-7pm
    • Bite Size Food and Crafts Festival


  • Saturday, July 7, 4pm-10pm
    • Hollywood Night Market


  • Saturday, August 18, 11am-7pm
    • Indie Craft Market


  • Saturday, August 25, 11am-7pm
    • Goodnight Hollywood Blvd. Music Festival


May 16, 2012

LA Film Fest

Woah, I can’t believe it’s already time for the LA Film Fest again! Hopefully this year I’ll get a movie or two in before it ends.


What:  LA Film Fest
When:  June 14-24, 2012
Where:  Downtown, Los Angeles