LA LIFE: Holidaze Comedy, Markets, Lamp Lighting & More
Hope you Tomatoes had a very happy and delish Thanksgiving! There’s so much cool stuff to do this week it boggles my mind. First, I’m plugging “Rosalee’s Midlife Crisis Show” with The Three Tomatoes LA as a partner in crime. Great way to start the “Holidaze” Tomatoes. You should get your tickets now for… “A NEW Home for the Holidays” an original, never-before-seen Holiday concert. “The Heritage Square’s Holiday Lamplight Celebration” is an out of this world Victorian Holiday Celebration, and “Joy to the Holidays” is a Hollywood style bash at Greystone Mansion. And I have a few unique suggestions for holiday shopping this weekend gals. Ready or not, let the Holidays begin!
Dec 9. Holidaze with Rosalee’s Midlife Crisis Show
The Three Tomatoes LA is co-sponsoring “Rosalee’s Mid-life Crisis Show” at the perfectly beautiful Bar Fedora stage. It is going to be a classy blast in the art-deco setting with the super-duper talented Tomato, Rosalee Mayeux, performing and hosting a very funny show of hilarious comics Eleanor Kerrigan, Cynthia Levin, and Gary Robinson! Show tickets are only $12. Brunch from the acclaimed AuLac Café is available for purchase. Don’t miss the fun and laughs gals!
If you are a Tomato dreading the massive deluge of shoppers at the malls and department stores this shopping crazed weekend, a Holiday Market might be a little more enjoyable. I have 5 cool shopping alternatives across LA Tomatoes. One such place is a Marine Aquarium! How’s that for a unique shopping experience?!
Here are my shopping suggestions for the Tomatoes who want to indulge their Thanksgiving weekend shopping habit a little differently.
- November 25-26. Handmade LA: It’s a curated selection of one-of-a-kind handmade creations gals at the Craft and Folk-Art Museum’s “Handmade LA Market” that is perfect for holiday shopping Tomatoes.
- November 25 & December 9. Artists and Fleas is where independent artists, designers, stylists, vintage collectors and food makers meet their market & Tomatoes can discover new talent.
- November 26 – December 17. Smorgasburg Holiday Black Sunday Market. Smorgasburg LA will double the number of vendors they usually include in the Smorgasburg Sunday Markets with tasty food, locally made clothing and jewelry in a magical holiday atmosphere.
- November 26. Topanga Vintage Market is considered one of LA’s best sources of vintage items, this market has over 180 vintage & antiques vendors, artisans, top food trucks & live music that make it a fun shopping experience.
- November 26. Cabrillo Aquarium Holiday Artisan Market. Enjoy yummy refreshments while browsing hundreds of collectible ornaments, books and specially curated ocean-themed gifts and all your purchases will go to support the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. I love gifts with meaning gals!
December 2 & 3. Vintage Lamp Lighting
You gals know how much I love Heritage Square. Well, here’s your chance to experience a spectacular trip back in time at the “Annual Heritage Square Holiday Lamplight Celebrations” with the sparkling glow of historic Victorian homes and lots of holiday cheer. Woo hoo! Hop to it ladies because this event sells out fast!
The festivities include singing, dancing and re-enactments of holiday rituals past. There is no online ticketing for this event, so you do have to call in to make your ticket purchase. To purchase tickets please call the museum offices at (323) 225-2700 ext. 223 Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Heritage Square Museum is truly one of LA’s hidden gems. What the donors and volunteers are doing there to preserve a living history of the settlement, lifestyles and the development of Southern California through the lens of these homes is amazing. This year, more than 30 docents will help re-create the holiday celebrations experienced in the museum’s historic Victorian homes with a glimpse of history of LA’s Bunker Hill region and how it has changed over the years.
December 2-3. A NEW Home for the Holidays
This wonderful event channels the warmth of a traditional holiday concert and sing-along with a modern twist from our incredible Angel City Chorale. Just imagine Tomatoes, 160 singers, sparkling festive lighting in their new home, a full orchestra with a combination of holidays favorites wrapped in fresh and stylish arrangements under the direction of ACC Founder-Director and fellow genius tomato Susan Fink. A wonderful way to ring in December gals.
“A NEW Home for the Holidays” is a joyful, optimistic and diverse celebration of Holiday Traditions and creating new ones in their new home Immanuel Presbyterian Church in DTLA’s Koreatown. The concert will feature the world premiere of “Hanukkah Lullaby,” an original piece by ACC Founder-Artistic Director Sue Fink and ACC choir member and songwriter Denny Wynbrandt. “We want our children to never have to suffer, and in times of great challenges like war, illness, political unrest, or financial difficulties, joy and celebration at the holidays can seem a distant dream,” explains Fink about the new piece.
“‘Hanukkah Lullaby’ attempts to answer a question with which we can all relate: How can you help your children and family remain resilient during difficult times?” Stunning new interpretations of familiar carols like “Bring a Torch” and “O Holy Night” will be performed alongside an A Capella number from acclaimed vocal group Committed – winners of NBC’s musical competition The Sing Off in 2010. This Holiday concert is sure to resonate with attendees of any age, background, culture, or religion Tomatoes so don’t hesitate to make your reservations.
December 3. Joy to The Holidays
The “Joy to the Holidays” event hosted by Friends of Doheny Mansion is a simply splendid way to tour the entire holiday music filled halls of the historic Doheny Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. The mansion will be glamorously decked out to celebrate the holidays Hollywood style just for you Tomatoes.
VIP tickets already sold out so get your “Open House Guest” tickets pronto! You name it they have it that day Tomatoes. Besides the tours, music and décor there’s treats and beverages, book signings, Holiday Décor Appetizer and Desert demonstrations and shopping. Parking is complimentary and there’s even a shuttle service gals. Simply Maaaahvelous!