Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Weekend Feast for November 4th - 6th

Welcome to the first weekend in a brand new month.  The usual suspects are running right on schedule this weekend so check out First Fridays on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice for good food, art and pleasant strolling. Friday night 6 - 10pm.

The monthly Public Star Party begins at 2 p.m this Saturday at The Griffith Observatory. A variety of telescopes are available for you to peer through and experts are on hand to answer questions.  My dears, with the Santa Anas blowing I can't imagine a better time to get the clearest possible look at the sky (well, maybe during a blackout...) until 9:45 p.m.

A brand new Winnie The Pooh movie plays this weekend at Disney's El Capitan Theater in Hollywood.  Don't you love Winnie the Pooh?  And I love the way they do things at the El Capitan - it is expensive (the VIP seating requires you to spend $22 per seat for most seats) but with the organ, the live character show, the drink, the popcorn and the happy fact that there is usually a wonderful and sometimes rare short or 2 shown before the main feature, it's worth the splurge.  Seeing a movie at the El Capitan is an LA must. Show times begin Saturday morning at 10:45 but if you want to get there early for a special treat, you and your children can breakfast with Pooh at 9:15.  This is almost like being in Disneyland but without the lines and what a fun way to start the weekend!  Click for details.

The first Sunday of each month is dedicated to families at the Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA) downtown.  This weekend First Sundays presents a workshop inspired by MOCA's current Pacific Standard Time exhibition Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1970 -1984 and the song "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden. Families with kids age 5 and up are invited to drop in, create and share. Workshops begin at 1:00pm.

Tickets are still available for L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade celebrity chef cookout on Sunday afternoon.  This is going to be a great event, full of delicious food and drink and all to help kids battling cancer.   This subject is particularly close to my heart right now as a brave and beautiful young lady in my extended family is on her way to beating her cancer!  The cookout takes place on the lovely lawn of Culver City Studios where Gone With the Wind and scores of other classic films were shot. It's going to be a warm and sunny afternoon so wear a big hat and pretend you are Scarlett O'Hara enjoying your lemonade and other fabulous temptations.  Food by Suzanne Going and David Lentz,  and chefs from Animal, The Spotted Pig and Osteria Mozza join hosts Neal Patrick Harris and David Burtka. Click here for information and tickets.  All tickets MUST BE PURCHASED AHEAD OF TIME - no tickets at the door.

Have a great weekend!

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