Easter, First Tuesdays, SWAN Day, Blessings & Twisted
Spring in LA has been especially sparkly and colorful with the recent rains so enjoy Tomatoes. Marcy Cole’s upcoming “First Tuesday LA” event will give you insights to Traveling and Prospering. Calling all pets! No matter what your beliefs, the Blessing of the Animals is a beautiful centuries-old tradition for our loving pets. There are a few special ways to celebrate Easter with the kiddoes or grandkids. And heads up Tomatoes, get your tickets now for the “Times Up” fundraiser from Theatre LA Cares.
March 31. Blessing of the Animals
Our pets bless us each and every single day, so they deserve to be celebrated with “The Blessing of the Animals” at Olvera Street, the birthplace of LA, every year since 1930 and it’s back and happening tomorrow Tomatoes. All pets, religions and cultures are welcome at one of LA’s most popular spring events.
Way back in the 13th century St. Francis of Assisi was the patron saint of animals, so the Catholic Church started “The Blessing of the Animals” to honor St. Francis and his beloved animals. The Archbishop of LA, Jose Gomez, will be doing this modern-day blessing Tomatoes. Blessings abound for all LA’s animals.
Scratching your heads about doing something special for Easter weekend Tomatoes? Well, how about a “Tour and Egg Hunt” at Heritage Square Museum on Easter Sunday? Tour the special historical homes and don’t forget to bring a basket. And there’s more gals.
The Big Bunny’s having a “Spring Fling” at the Zoo ladies on the 30th, 31st and Easter Sunday where you can shake your bunny tail and get into the Springtime spirit with seed-planting crafts and bunny-nose and whisker face painting. The “Easter Fest” on Easter Sunday provides lots of super fun things to do in DTLA for Easter Celebrations. But you must get your very reasonably priced tickets by midnight tonight. A big portion of the proceeds will be donated to ministries in Skid Row for families Tomatoes.
April 3. First Tuesdays Travel and Prosper
This First Tuesday event from Marcy Cole is for women who are or who want to be traveling and doing business worldwide. From Jill Paider you will learn how to travel the globe with grace and ease and Gina Devee will give you the skinny on taking your business global.
These are essential tips for women traveling and doing business. Jill Paider is an award-winning photographer and creative director. She has worked in more than 100 countries on assignment specializing in visual stories of architecture, design, travel and gastronomy. Gina Devee is a renowned women’s empowerment and business coach whose clientele spans the globe. She is the creator and founder of Divine Living, a multi-million-dollar company dedicated to providing female entrepreneurs with the tools they need to live in financial, emotional, spiritual, and lifestyle abundance. Marcy Cole always brings the best experts for her fun and inspiring evening programs Tomatoes. Get the details.
March 31. SWAN Day
Swan Day, aka Support Women Artists, is an international holiday designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity. Well, LA certainly has an abundance of that. The Swan Day event celebrating LA women theatre artists, presented by The LA Female Playwrights Initiated (FPI) and Samuel French Hollywood Bookstore, sounds powerful. It’s open to the public, free and all the reads are written by women and staged by a team of women directors. Time to celebrate women artists tomatoes!
And besides the importance of SWAN Day, I want to acknowledge the importance of The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative. Tomatoes. LAFPI is a LA-based movement working to ensure that women playwrights are fairly represented on local stages, and beyond… They encourage the involvement of theater makers and theatergoers who support their goals. They also aim to connect female playwrights living in Los Angeles to other women theater artists, organizations, and the theater community here in LA. Way to go LAFPI!
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April 8. Twisted Broadway
Theatre LA Cares, LA’s newest producing company, will present its first benefit concert “Twisted Broadway”, at Vitello’s, with music direction by Michael Lavine, directed by Ilene Graff, produced by Susan Grace, and hosted by Christopher Youngsman. It will be the most fun you’ll have while supporting the “Time’s Up” Legal Defense Fund, Tomatoes!
Actress, singer, director and performer Ilene Graff says, “We’ve got a cast of great singers who will be turning your favorite songs inside out, all so we can raise money for this very important movement.” This sounds like it will be blast ladies and I’m sure it will sell out fast.
“Times Up” is a unified call for change for women not only in entertainment, but for women everywhere. They envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live and so that all people can live free from sexual harassment and violence. The “Times Up Legal Defense Fund” which is housed at and administered by the National Women’s Law Center, connects those who experience sexual misconduct including assault, harassment, abuse and related retaliation in the workplace or in trying to advance their careers with legal and public relations assistance.