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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



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






July 9, 2012

TED Talks: Dan Barber

I love food. I care about the environment and the sustainability of our resources. And now I have a mini-crush on Dan Barber.

If you’ve ever watched any of the Talks from TED, then you know how informative, interesting and inspiring they are. If you’re not familiar with TED, I highly recommend that you browse their site and take a watch at some of the great speakers and topics they’ve featured.

A couple of weeks ago, I watched a couple of great talks by Chef Dan Barber and I had to share these great discoveries! They’re only 19 minutes each and very much worth your time, I think. Dan is a great speaker and pretty funny, too. 🙂


How I Fell In Love With A Fish
This first one I’m posting deals with sustainable fish farming. It’s an great story and I don’t understand why there aren’t more fish farms like the one Dan introduces us to. It’s such an amazing place and the issue is one that is pretty important.



Foie Gras Parable
This next one introduces us to a small farm in Spain that produces humane foie gras. Especially interesting to us Californians, since it’s been banned in our state. Again, another amazing place and farmer Eduardo is an inspiration and his philosophies are admirable.



June 4, 2012

L.E.D. Surfer

This is pretty magnificent and magical. Fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton filmed this short, “L.E.D. Surfer”, which captures William Hughes snowboarding the slopes of Tignes in the Rhône-Alpes region of France in complete darkness while wearing an L.E.D. suit.





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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