Events

The L.A. Derby Dolls have found a new home!

Let’s hope the Derby Dolls are on a roll again…

In 2015 the beloved local roller derby team lost their Echo Park “Dolliseum” when it was demolished to make way for a 200-unit apartment complex, the Alexan South Echo. Then after holding matches in a new El Sereno location for about eighteen months, city officials decided clamp down on special event permits due in large part to concerns raised after the 2016 Ghost Ship fire in Oakland.

At the time, a statement on their GoFundMe page said: “While we are all deeply disappointed by this reality, the Board and the co-op voted in the best interest of the league and in doing so, have allowed us to take steps to find a location that is financially sustainable for years to come (and ideally already has proper permits in place). The most important thing is that we find a way to continue providing opportunities for women and girls to play this awesome and incredibly unique and empowering sport. We are beyond dedicated to this mission.”

They even made an incredibly funny video asking for help (scroll down).

The situation officially changed today, as it seems the Dolls have acquired “a new home to bring back hard-hitting roller derby action to the county of Los Angeles”:  a warehouse in Vernon to be specific (2661 E. 46th Street). The press release announced that “After a year and a half of fundraising and searching for the right location to accommodate their unique needs, Southern California’s premier banked track roller derby team has found a new facility in the City of Vernon. Vernon’s close proximity to DTLA and its commitment to developing community programs were important factors in the decision for the league. The alignment of LADD’s community service philosophy and Vernon’s promised support to its community offers avenues for future collaborative opportunities. Vernon’s uniquely business-friendly environment and the affordability of the properties made it a perfect match for The L.A. Derby Dolls.”

According to Carlos Fendino, the City Administrator:  “We are very happy and excited to welcome the Derby Dolls to Vernon. In the early 1900’s, Vernon was home to world championship boxing matches and even boasted its own minor league baseball team, The Vernon Tigers. It’s been a long time since Vernon played host to any spectator sports, but we think the Derby Dolls will be a great fit for us. Vernon aims to be a modern industrial city, and the Derby Dolls’ progressive and inclusive stance promoting female empowerment through sport aligns with our vision. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with The Derby Dolls.”

Derby Dolls matches are awfully fun to watch, so fingers crossed they can settle in and focus on skating for a while! If you’d like to donate to help make the new Dolliseum happen, click here!


RIP, Bob Dorough… creator of Schoolhouse Rock and *THE BEST* LA song ever written

Don’t believe us? Just listen to it and we’re betting you’ll agree.

Bob Dorough began his career “as a composer, arranger and singer in the booming New York jazz scene of the ’50s and ’60s before he became the musical keystone of Schoolhouse Rock!” He passed away Monday afternoon at 94.

Bob was an amazing guy with an infectious creative spirit; he will be greatly missed. We were lucky enough to meet him a few times, and he never ceased to make us smile and laugh in his presence. He was also the kind of guy who could seriously rock a bright orange belt… which is a rarity in and of itself. :)

Rest in peace, Mr. Dorough. You really LIVED the life you were given, that’s for sure.

To learn more about Bob Dorough’s life, death and legacy, here’s NPR Music’s obituary for him.

Photo credit:  American Routes


A Time-Worn Question, Finally To Be Answered! (FREE)

CLICK HERE TO RSVP.

Reading the snippets about this event, against all odds our curiosity was officially piqued.

First there was some philosophizing from the A.V. Club:  “It is the question that has beguiled and bedeviled mankind for 17 years: Who let the dogs out? Who let the dogs out? Who let the dogs out? Who? Who? Who? Who? Long have we petitioned the universe and sports stadiums, and now that quest will finally be laid bare for archivists to, hopefully, piece together an answer.”  

And from Time Out New York:  “Artist Ben Sisto is the world’s leading expert on “Who Let the Dogs Out,” as evidenced by his collection of over 250 pieces of memorabilia and artifacts. In this multimedia presentation, he tells the stories of musicians, lawyers and fans from all around the world, shining a light on the origins of that catchy pop abomination you’re ashamed you can’t stop yourself from singing along to.”  

So, now we’re curious, the way some people are curious when they hear the screeching sound from a car accident. “Where will this ‘research’ lead to?” we quietly wonder. And we hope for one thing:   Everybody having a ball. Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof.

 

WHO LET WHO LET THE DOGS OUT OUT? (LIVE + DJ)

7PM – TUE MAY 01, 2018
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – UPSTAIRS, ACE HOTEL, DTLA

 

07:00 PM – Doors
07:30 PM – Live Presentation
09:00 PM – DJ set w/ guest Etwombs

RSVP encouraged.

 


The HiddenLA Calendar is back too!


Note: this event list is curated from things we find interesting. Please understand that we are not *trying* to include everything happening in this gigantic town, especially not for what you’re paying us. ;)

Also, please remember we are all about embracing Los Angeles “as a place, history and culture.” Please do not automatically put us on your mailing lists… there are strict criteria we will consider before including anything on this calendar. And NO, we are not free ad space* for your band, one-person play, art show, or restaurant.

*That does NOT mean we don’t wish you all of the best luck in the world, though. Follow your dreams, break a leg, and kick some butt! :)


Fasten your seat belts… we’re baaaack!

Hey there HLAers!

As many of you know, Hidden Los Angeles started out as a blog in 2009 and went viral on Facebook in 2010. Our website was very active, with thousands of posts… and then, *POOF*. We lost six years of work due to a perfect storm of technical issues during a server transfer in late 2016… and our backups were corrupt. Absolutely devastated by the losses, we decided maybe the universe was telling us to just let the blog go dark for a while as we continued to focus on our 500K+ combined Facebook and Twitter followers as well as our other “real world” projects (starting the city’s first Tour Guide Association, for one!).

We didn’t always miss doing the blog… it was a LOT of work to create. But… sometimes we really missed doing the deep investigations and writing we used to do. Also, like many of you, we have sat by and watched the struggles of LAist, LA Weekly, L.A. Times with dismay… and gradually we realized that there’s a shortage of authentic Los Angeles voices right now. So we dusted off the old blog and tried to see if we could start her up. And here she is.

Yes, the ol’ girl needs updating to 2018 standards and we’ll get there… but not overnight, so we appreciate your patience. HiddenLA has always been a marathon and not a sprint. So for now, you get Hidden Los Angeles 2.0. but stick with us and we’ll be making changes over time… we PROMISE.

Please keep checking back. We have some fun stuff coming up… the sixth anniversary of Caine’s Arcade and a behind-the-scenes study of the Zsa Zsa Gabor estate sale for example. We’re going to try to give you the things that made you all HiddenLAers in the first place.

As always, without you… we wouldn’t be here. And we’re grateful! So, let’s get out there and have some new adventures!


EVENT – An April Fool’s Day Fundraiser for ModCom

shine WHAT: April Fool’s Day Fundraiser benefiting the LA Conservancy Modern Committee (aka ModCom).

WHERE: The most uniquely awesome shop in Farmer’s Market… The Shine Gallery! 6333 W. 3rd St., #134, (323) 954-4700

WHEN: Thursday, April 1st, 7-9pm

COST: Freeee! 30% of all sales made during the event will go directly to benefit ModCom.

DETAILS:

Owner Bernie Shine is an eclectic and eccentric collector, a treasure hunter of sorts. But he does not seek sunken ships, buried treasures, or archeological ruins. Rather he recovers GENUINE VINTAGE MEMORABILIA from dusty warehouses, old factories, and closed stores. He searches the world over for quantity finds from bygone eras, all in unused condition.

Shine Gallery is a collector’s paradise for bona fide period items mostly from the 1910s through the 1950s, all guaranteed to be AUTHENTIC & VINTAGE. Named by Los Angeles Magazine as Best of LA® 2009.

Bernie will be presenting an amusing look at the history of joyful junk, featuring vintage jokes, novelties, tricks, pranks, prizes, trinkets & treasures from the incredible inventory of Shine Gallery.

Please join us at Shine Gallery on Thursday, April 1, 2010, between 7 PM and 9:00 PM for this special meet and greet. Shine Gallery will donate 30% of gross sales made during this event to the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee. It’s a FUN FUNDRAISER!

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE . . .they have a FREE gift for the first 50 guests, a mystery GRAB BAG containing a genuine vintage item from Shine Gallery! Lots of FUN and SURPRISES!


HLA EVENT – Be Our Accomplice!

What would Neil Patrick Harris do? Well, we can guarantee you that he would tell you to read the following post very carefully and do *exactly* as it says within the next four days, and nobody will get hurt…

accompliceHiddenLA and the wonderful people of Accomplice would like to invite you to join us and experience one of the most fun things going on the streets of Hollywood! (Scroll down to read more information.)

For the next four days (March 22-25), use the code HIDDENLA during checkout for a $20 discount on each ticket. While the discount code is valid for any future date, Sunday, April 11th is Accomplice’s official Hidden Los Angeles Day. For that date, Accomplice will ONLY be accepting reservations from HiddenLA fans… 80 people in all. Tickets should go fast so hurry up and RSVP! The show itself features light drinks and food, but we’ll be holding a no-host day-long cocktail gathering for all our participating HLA fans to hang out together and share their experiences when the show is over! Good times. No, seriously, this will definitely be good times. NPH wouldn’t steer you wrong and neither would we. (more…)


EVENT – LA Heritage Day

LAHD+2010+FlyerWHEN: Sunday, April 11th, 2010, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street
COST: Free admission if you download the flyer (you can also click on the image at right and print that) $5 without the flyer. Pink’s will be there, so bring some hot dog money too!

Feel like embracing some of the incredible history surrounding you? Here’s a great chance! On the 11th of April, the LA Heritage Alliance will be hosting the Third Annual LA Heritage Day. There will be tours of fantastic historic homes, a scavenger hunt, and a variety of presentations, readings, performances, and even cooking lessons!

“In an area sometimes perceived as having no ‘real’ history, L.A. Heritage Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about and enjoy the fascinating people, places and events that have shaped Southern California,” said Cindy Olnick, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Conservancy. “It is also a chance to learn about the incredible variety of local preservation groups, museums, libraries and historical societies serving today throughout Los Angeles County.”

Participating organizations include: The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles; American Cinemateque; Arroyo Arts Collective; Beverly Hills Historical Society; California Art Club; City of Los Angeles, Office of Historic Resources; Claremont Heritage; Culinary Historians of Southern California; Cultural Heritage Foundation of Southern California; Culver City Historical Society; Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum; Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society; Friends of La Laguna; Hancock Park / Windsor Square Historical Society; Highland Park Heritage Trust; Historic Adamson House/Malibu Lagoon Museum; Hollywood Heritage; the L.A. Historic Theatre Foundation; Lanterman House Museum; Las Angelitas del Pueblo; Leonis Adobe; Los Angeles City Historical Society; Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust; the Los Angeles Conservancy; Los Encinos Docent Association; Monterey Park City Historical Society; Montebello Historical Society; Muckenthaler Cultural Center; Olmsted District Preservation Association; Point Fermin Lighthouse; Pomona Heritage; Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site; San Fernando Valley Historical Society; Santa Monica Conservancy; Venice Historical Society; Whittier Conservancy; West Adams Heritage Association; Western Educators, Shooters, and Troopers; and William S. Hart Park and Museum

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EVENT – Avast! It’s Thursday Night Cocktails!!!

hms**OFFICIAL FACEBOOK EVENT LISTING**
(Please RSVP there if you can so we know what to expect.)

WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 7:30-9:30pm
WHERE: HMS Bounty, 3357 Wilshire Blvd. (213) 385-7275

This week our HiddenLA soiree will be held at the ever-so-nautically-themed HMS Bounty on Wilshire! Ramon has been at the Bounty for over 40 years and especially in this crazy economy he’s looking very forward to our visit… so let’s be on our best behavior and PACK the joint! Where else in town can you sip cheap cocktails and munch on fried food while lounging in red leather booths bearing the names of impressive regulars from a long ago era… customers like Winston Churchill, William Randolph Hearst and Jack Webb? Nowhere else, that’s where!

Parking and historical information about the HMS Bounty after the jump.
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UPDATE – See y’all at 8pm at Musso & Frank!

Musso-Frank-MartinisTwo weeks ago we scheduled our first meetup at the Tonga Hut and 20 people showed up. It went so smoothly and was so fun that it was decided to hold a similar event every two weeks at a classic Los Angeles locale and another was scheduled for tonight at Musso & Frank. Originally figuring it would be another 20 people, last weekend I spoke to Musso’s about reserving a booth or two. Ha ha… that was so last week! On our Facebook invite alone we now have 54 people reserved to come and 54 maybes so those two booths would be a little crowded.

I don’t know how many people to truly expect, especially since a lot of people don’t have Facebook, but Jordan (the owner of Musso’s, who has been awesome!) and I have decided that we’re up for the challenge. Please bear with us if you show up and it gets crowded, we’re going to do everything we can to be ready for you. It’s just a strange situation, having our readership go up about 2,000% in one week. Not something that happens very often or that we were expecting.

Moral of the story, I hope to see you tonight. And if when you see me I look a little tired… well, just bear with me. It’s been a crazy week.

**OFFICIAL FACEBOOK EVENT LISTING**
WHEN: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 8pm – 10pm
WHERE: Musso & Frank, 6667 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA  (more…)


UPDATE – HLA Martini Night at Musso & Frank

Since this is only our second little meet-up and our site has suddenly blown up on Facebook (almost 10,000 fans and growing!!!) it’s tricky to plan. The last meetup was around 20-25 people… and I’m not sure if this is going to be similar. In the future I will have to work out a reservation system, but we’re not there yet. My main concern at a place like Musso’s is if we reserve tables that stay empty and food-less, they’ll lose out on the income they would make from other diners and we definitely don’t want that! So here’s the plan… I’m reserving the very back three booths on the bar side of Musso’s. We will have nametags there for you so that we can all identify each other as friendly HLA people. As more people show up, we’ll just be playing it by ear if we need to expand to more tables. It may become a floating party… worse things could happen. Also be aware, if enough nice eating and drinking people show up, Musso’s may very well offer us discounts as a sign of their appreciation. Either way, let’s be on our best behavior to be great customers and show our support to this great Los Angeles institution!!!!

Cheers! See ya Thursday!

**OFFICIAL FACEBOOK EVENT LISTING**
WHEN: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
WHERE: Musso & Frank, 6667 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA
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EVENT – HiddenLA Martini Night at Musso & Frank

Musso & Frank**OFFICIAL FACEBOOK EVENT LISTING**
WHEN: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
WHERE: Musso & Frank, 6667 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA

Our first meetup at the Tonga Hut was so successful, why not hit the ground running and plan another one? In *my* book, the historic Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood offers the best prohibition-era cocktails in town… so let’s get together and embrace “the depth beneath the shallow” of an old-school martini glass! Their gin martinis and sidecars are awesome!

Parking in the back is pretty cheap with validation. Their food is good… it can get pricey if you order carelessly, but there are very reasonable options. How much you spend is entirely up to you. The bar can get busy and is not always the easiest place to strike up conversations with people, so we will probably look into getting a table for the group. Word on that later.

Photo above: Luis has been working at Musso & Frank since 1956! He’s smiling on the inside about this.old-mussos


HELPING – Eatin’ Cookies For A Good Cause

WHAT: Cookies Without Borders: A Bake Sale for Haiti
WHEN: Sunday, January 31, 2010, 2–6pm
WHERE: Scoops Gelato, 712 N Heliotrope Drive, Wilshire Center

cookie1DETAILS: “We know about earthquakes here. Very few of us have ever experienced one as strong as 7.0, but we can only imagine the lasting devastation affecting every aspect of life in Haiti after such a huge tremor. Please join us in doing what we can (baking cookies, eating cupcakes, hanging out at Scoops, raising money) to help out the people of Haiti.

We will be featuring a dizzying array of sweets from both professional kitchens (Spork Foods, Whisk LA whoopie pies, and Bitter Sweet Treats, Valerie Confections, Large Marge Sustainables) and local homes, as well as a few jars of choice homemade jams, and all proceeds from the bake sale will go to Doctors Without Borders‘ (Médecins Sans Frontières) Emergency Relief Fund. Doctors Without Borders a Nobel Prize-winning international humanitarian organization working to meet the overwhelming medical needs of post-earthquake Haiti and throughout countries where survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.”

If you’d like to be more involved, love to bake and want to donate a few of your favorites, just let them know and they’ll e-mail you more information. If you can’t make it to the bake sale but still want to help out, they’re requesting that people take a moment to mail a check directly to Doctors Without Borders with “Cookies Without Borders Bake Sale” on the check. (more…)


REMINDER- Join Us On Tiki Thursday!

We’ve surpassed 2,000 Facebook Fans in 6 months! Time to celebrate!!!

A little reminder… this Thursday night our first HiddenLA meetup will be happenin’ at the hukilau-riffic Tonga Hut on Victory near Coldwater! YAY! Swing by for a mai tai with us!

NOTE: Happy hour lasts until 8pm: $3 well drinks and $2 domestic beer! BUUUUT… the Tonga Hut will *also* be offering up extra HiddenLA food and drink shot specials! WOO HOO!!!!

***OFFICIAL FACEBOOK EVENT INVITE***

Aaaaand here’s a little music video to getcha in the mood. Come…! to…! the tiki room…![youtube width=”590″ height=”420″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp4pziK6RFs[/youtube] (more…)


EVENT – Get Off Your Butt & Help Your Community!

City Labs Parking MapWHAT: City Labs – a fun one-day fair to browse, discover and connect with 50 local non-profits — organizations doing great things who need your support to maintain sustainability. 
WHEN: Saturday, January 23rd, 11am-4pm
WHERE: California Market Center’s Penthouse, 110 East Ninth Street, Downtown
DONATION AT DOOR: $5 per person (includes entry, a free drink, and DIY workshops)

DETAILS: “Join City Labs to answer the call for community service in this great city. With a huge rise in the need for services from non-profits, and a drastic drop in funding and donations, LA’s community organizations need our help Imagine: If a few thousand people each dedicate themselves to 3-5 non-profit groups (signing-up to volunteer, making donations, offering their skills, joining email lists), we’ll have created over 10,000 new volunteers and donations in just one afternoon!!!”


HLA COCKTAIL MEET – Tonga Hut, Thurs, 1/28, 7:15-9:15

tongahut©LAeaterUPDATE: We now have an official Facebook Event listing!

Okay, a bunch of you on Facebook expressed interest in getting together for a HiddenLA happy hour of sorts (YAY!) and the 52 year-old local tiki dive known as Tonga Hut came out far ahead of most other favorite local valley bars in our poll… so that’s where we’re going! The next happy hour will be on the other side of the hill… we’ll rotate, just for you. :)

The Tonga Hut is located at12808 Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood (818-769-0708). You can park on the street in front, but it’s probably better to just swing around to the parking lot behind the bar.

I’m excited, and I hope you can make it! Either way it’ll be great… if you all do show up we’ll have a blast – it’ll be great to finally be able to start to put 3D faces to the many names I see on here. I’d especially love to talk to those of you who are interested in helping with the charity aspect of this site that I’m working on starting. And hey… if you *don’t* show up, s’okay. I’ll just have a prime opportunity to drown myself in Mai Tais and slur to the bored bartender my pathetic tale of how Los Angeles rejected my party invite and totally stood me up. WAH. A few years of therapy I should be totally okay! No worries!

Seriously, it’d be nice to see ya there though… :)

Sincerely,  Lynn

lynn


EVENT – Comedy is Dead

Dying is easy. Comedy is difficult. ~ Edmund Gwenn

WHAT: The 9th installment of Comedy is Dead in the historic Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, presented by Duncan Trussell and Hollywood Forever.
WHY:
Because hysterically laughing our way to the cemetery is what life’s all about, people! DUH!!!
WHEN:
Thursday, January 28th, 2010, Doors open at 8pm – Comedians go on at 9pm sharp
WHERE:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood  (323) 469-1181
PRICE:
Admission is $15 and drinks (beer and wine) are $5. PARKING IS FREE. For more information visit www.comedyisdead.info or send an email to comedyisdead@gmail.com or call (310) 909-7965. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets.
DETAILS: Comedy line-up includes:
Doug Benson (Super High Me, Best Week Ever), Dana Gould (The Simpsons, HBO), Chris Hardwick (Attack Of The Show, Halloween 2), Guy Branum (Chelsea Lately), Nick Kroll (The League, Worst Week), Natasha Leggero (Chelsea Lately, Reno 911), Duncan Trussell (Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO’s Funny Or Die)
Masonic Lodge


SCREENING – Santa With Muscles

I know, I know. Posts have been sparse this month, mainly due to lingering illness and preparations for an overseas holiday (more on that in a few days). I feel like I’ve dropped the ball on passing along so much of the holiday goodness that this town has to offer… gee, I hope this makes up for it! :)

WHAT: Horrible Movie Night screening of the 1996 Hulk Hogan holiday less-than-classic, Santa With Muscles! Whachya gonna do, when Santamania runs wild on YOU?
WHEN: This Thursday, December 17, 8pm (Doors open at 7:15)
WHERE: The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
PRICE: $8. Includes screening, extra live entertainment, beer, wine, and snacks. RSVP to: horriblemovie@pacbell.net

“…a film so bad, the original screenwriter sued to have his name removed from the credits. This cheesy Christmas disaster features the Hulkster as a millionaire of questionable morals (a stretch –?) who, during a run from the law, is knocked out cold and wakes up thinking he is Santa Claus. He somehow hooks up with an orphanage bedeviled by evil scientists (the head baddie is played by Ed Begley Jr.), and proceeds to do good. You will notice Mila Kunis in one of her first film roles as an orphan. But no rotten movie is complete without the inimitable Clint Howard! This one has got it all.”

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TODAY – Echo Park Holiday Shop Hop

n188570749463_1746WHEN: Today, December 12, from noon to 2am (!)
WHERE: Echo Park. Duh! (More specifically, along Sunset Boulevard between Logan Street and Alvarado)

DETAILS: A day of holiday cheer with shopping specials, performances, and workshops throughout the neighborhood. A fun-filled day of events – you can do your holiday shopping, enjoy great food, drink and entertainment, and support local businesses!

The Echo Park Holiday Parade begins at noon, but other festivities start as early as 10 a.m., with happenings all day and night until 2am! In addition to the festivities, businesses participating in the Echo Park Holiday Shop Hop will be collecting donations for local charities.

Participating vendors include: 826LA, Allston Yacht Club, City Sip LA, Future, K9 Loft, Masa of Echo Park, MediaNoche, Origami Vinyl, Out of the Closet, Rec Center Studio, Stories, The Clinic of Echo Park, The Echo & Echoplex and more!


EVENT – They Might Be Giants Family Show

WHAT: They Might Be Giants Family Show
WHEN: Saturday, November 14th, 3pm
WHERE: Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive
PRICE: $28 adults, $18 kids
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EVENT – Noche de los Muertos

deadNot ready to stop the fiesta? Head out to East LA, amigos!

What: Dia de los Muertos Celebration “Deadly Stylish,” presented by Self Help Graphics
When: Tonight, Monday November 2, from 5-11pm
Where: East Los Angeles Civic Center, 4801 East Third Street
Details: Click on flyer below for larger view.
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HiddenLA Invites YOU!

spooktacularWHAT: Charles Phoenix presents The Bob Baker Halloween Spooktacular! For  you Facebookers, see our event invitation here.

WHEN: This Thursday night, October 29th, at 8pm! All ages, but it might be late on a school night for little ones.

WHERE: The Bob Baker Marionette Theater, 1345 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles 90026

COST: Normally I might look into getting a HiddenLA discount, but Bob Baker’s theater has been in dire jeopardy and his business needs every penny of our support or it will cease to exist. $35 per ticket – purchase them online. Includes Bob’s show, kitsch expert Charles Phoenix, cake, ice cream, plenty of entertainment and Halloween spirit… just all sorts of goodness!

DETAILS: I’d love to get some of our HiddenLA fans together, and what better way to do it than by rallying people to support two of our most iconic, hardworking and fun-loving locals… Charles Phoenix and Bob Baker! ***PLUS THERE WILL BE CAKE AND ICE CREAM!!! YESSSS!!!!***

Let’s assemble a small gang to attend this special *Halloweenie* event THIS THURSDAY NIGHT! It’ll be a treat. I’d love to meet you! From the official Bob Baker invitation:charles

“Charles Phoenix presents HALLOWEEN at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Thursday October 29 and Friday October 30 at 8pm. Tickets $35 available at www.charlesphoenix.com

A Halloween Puppet Show Spooktacular featuring dozens of amazing vintage hand-made marionettes. Your host, Charles Phoenix, tells the story of Bob’s colorful life and career with vintage slides and classic film and tv clips. Cake and ice cream in the party room will follow the performance of Spooktacular and an appearance by the Master himself!”

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EVENT – Fast Times at Cafe Cordiale

Fast Times at Acoustic CordialeWHAT: A very special Fast Times at Ridgemont High-themed night featuring totally rad special guests and performers.
WHEN:
October 21, 2009, 8:45-11:55pm
WHERE: Cafe Cordiale , 14015 Ventura Blvd
PRICE: No cover, but reservations highly recommended (call 818 789-1985), as it may sell out. Dinner served till 10:30pm. And no, they don’t serve pizza. Sorry.

DETAILS: All ages. Free parking. Hosted by Donovan Lyman. Guest lineup includes, but is not limited to:

And don’t forget… no shirt, no shoes, no dice.


BENEFIT – The Magical Toyland of Bernie Shine

mickey THE WORTHY CAUSE: Raising funds for Wells Bring Hope, a charity which saves lives by drilling wells to bring safe water to rural villages in Niger, West Africa.
WHAT: Hors d’oeuvres, wine, lots of incredible stuff to look at, a silent auction and a zillion more surprises. This event is being held in the private home of Bernard Shine – founder of the incredibly awesome Shine Gallery in Farmers Market and owner of one of the world’s largest private collections of 1930s Mickey Mouse and Disney memorabilia. Former DA Gil Garcetti will also be exhibiting images from his new book of moving and beautiful photographs, Water Is Key: A Better Future for Africa.
WHEN: This Friday, October 16th, 7pm 
COST: $125 tax deductible

The October 7th cutoff date for reservations has been extended, you so can still attend but space is limited! To RSVP by phone, contact Kristina at 310 274-3105. By e-mail, contact KarolaKRietz@yahoo.com. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGBhF8h6aDE[/youtube]