Open year-round in La Cañada, Descanso Gardens is a 160-acre botanic garden that offers among many things a rose garden, Japanese Garden, and the largest camellia collection in North America. It's a beautiful and rather tranquil place with great sights to see. If you're looking for some nature just outside citylife or just wanted to be surrounded by a little beauty, it's well worth the trip.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
With the upcoming Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode, it's likely that many Whovians have been celebrating for weeks, if not months, watching Doctor Who marathons and geeking out to the slow trickle of sneak preview photos and video clips. It's the kind of behavior that is perfect training for days like Saturday, November 16th when Geeks Who Drink hosted a nation-wide "Don't Blink: A Doctor Who Quiz" night.
|My "Cheering" Dalek Doodle during the |
Doctor Who Pub Quiz
Thursday, November 14, 2013
|Evan Kleiman and Roy Choi at ALOUD LA Event |
on November 13, 2013. Photo by Gary Leonard.
Library Foundation of Los Angeles President Ken Brecher opened the L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food event by describing the audience as "truly Los Angeles...truly diverse." The audience that gathered at ALOUD LA's event last night is a reflection of how Roy Choi, the man behind the new book L.A. Son (co-written with Tien Nguyen and Natasha Phan), has not only influenced Los Angeles, but undoubtedly is a part of the pulse that makes Los Angeles tick.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
There are many ways to celebrate and appreciate veterans and their experiences this upcoming Veterans Day Weekend. Here are a few (and FREE!) ideas from our calendar that you may want to explore. Read on to learn more about a festival in the Port of Los Angeles, the reading of Civil War letters from the battlefields, and poetry that inspired Benjamin Britten's great work War Requiem.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
|MESS is written by and stars Kirsten Vangsness|
Kirsten Vangsness describes her one-woman production MESS as "sort of based on a 'TED Talk' called 'Making Sense of a Visible Quantum Object' by Aaron O'Connell". I'm not much of an expert on quantum-anything, so I can't really tell you how much spiffy science is in "sort of", but what I can tell you is that Vangsness' MESS is smart, funny, and inspiring - the kind of art that makes you see the world a little differently in the end.