LA LIFE: Union Square Anniversary, Concerts, Garden Party, Bird Day, Cinco De Mayo
When we think of observatories in Los Angeles Griffith Park Observatory usually comes to mind first. However, we must never forget about the magnificence of the Mount Wilson Observatory and starting this Sunday afternoon it will host concerts. Our beautiful LA Union Station opened 80 years ago and is definitely worth celebrating big time. The “Annual Hats and Flats Garden Party” from The Three Tomatoes LA is back Sunday June 2nd. “Bird LA Day” will shine the spotlight on nature. I love Olvera Street and so for me it is the perfect place to celebrate Cinco De Mayo, Tomatoes. Happy Cinco De Mayo and Happy Week!
May 3 & 4. Union Station 80th Anniversary
Union Station will mark its 80th Anniversary with a 2-day community celebration allowing Angelenos and Tomatoes the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and history of our beautiful downtown landmark with the best of L.A’s food, music and entertainment. Union Station simply rocks Tomatoes!
From 1–7 p.m. the regal Waiting Room will feature live entertainment from L.A. bands the California Feetwarmers and the New Recessionaries along with guest performers on the station’s public piano and some of the stations favorite eateries including “Café Crepe” and the “Imperial Western Beer Company” will include custom 80th anniversary menu items and drink specials
On Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., the station’s majestic South Patio will come alive with music from live bands, the city’s hottest food trucks will be on hand and the patio will become a fun and eclectic marketplace showcasing local artists and artisans with L.A.-inspired art, crafts, goods and gifts including award-winning books. The North Patio, from 10am to 4pm will be transformed into a Family Fun Zone and there will be lots more entertainment and joy to be had if you can believe it. It will be an amazing anniversary celebration Tomatoes!
First Sundays, May – October. Afternoon Concerts in the Dome
Above the clouds on Angeles Crest Highway sits the Mount Wilson Observatory and the world’s largest telescopes for two generations of astronomers. This Sunday May 5th is the inaugural music concert of the 2019 Summer Season in the 100 Inch Telescope Dome towering above Pasadena with hot gypsy jazz on a spring afternoon. Now that is impressive Tomatoes.
On the first Sunday of each month, May through October, for the past 3 years Mount Wilson Observatory has been hosting 2 Sunday afternoon concerts under the artistic direction of Cécilia Tsan , with performances at 3pm & 5pm. And there is a reception with the artists between performances where all attendees are welcome Tomatoes! May 5th is an afternoon of Hot Club de France Jazz featuring the music of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. Violinist Ben Powell and guitarist Roch Lockyer are joined by Brian Netzley on bass. I highly suggest Tomatoes check out all the concerts listed in the dome for the 2019 Summer Season. It’s a darn cool event Gals!
June 2nd “Hats & Flats Garden Party”
Lady Deborah (aka Debbie Zipp) and The Three Tomatoes LA request your fab presence, and whoever you desire to accompany you (gentlemen welcome), for the “Hats & Flats Garden Party” on Sunday June 2 at Chatsworth Manor & Garden. Lady Deborah’s Lady in Waiting, Flora, is sure this will be THE event of the season and only THE very finest of Los Angeles Tomatoes and Gents have been extended an invitation.
The brilliant Lady Penelope Peyser, a genteel lady held in the highest esteem for her extraordinary talent and personal charm, will be performing her poetry and sonnets. Guests will be treated to tasty bites, refreshments, champagne, music, gift bags, best hat contest and a few surprises. Space is limited to 40. Get details and tickets.
May 4. The 6th Annual Bird Day LA
As the “birdiest” city in the country is it no wonder that we have “Bird Day LA” with a plethora of cool ways to enjoy it? This dedicated day is not only to celebrate our LA biodiversity and the 500+ bird species of our precious feathered friends but to show people that LA has an extremely vibrant bird world that plays a key role in our ecosystem. Yeah! So, bird loving and watching Tomatoes will be happy to know there are a ton, and I mean a ton, of “LA Bird Day” events tomorrow with something for everyone and everywhere and no experience necessary ladies.
You might be asking why we have such aviary abundance. Well ladies, LA County lies along the Pacific Flyway, a major north-south route for migratory birds in America. In spring and fall, the region plays host to hundreds of millions of birds coming through Southern California on their way back to breeding grounds in the north or wintering grounds in the south. So, in a nutshell we have an array of local habitats — ocean, shore, wetlands, desert, mountains, back yards, foothills and lakes. That’s why Tomatoes.
May 4-May 5. Cinco de Mayo Festival
El Pueblo & Olvera Street are always a wonderful place to visit and to also bring your out of town guests. It is the birthplace and central hub of Los Angeles, after all, but this weekend it is the perfect place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It’s FREE and from 11am – 9pm there will lots of fun for the entire family Tomatoes.
I’s the celebration of Mexico’s surprise victory over French forces in Puebla, Mexico in 1862 and the festive weekend festival, hosted by El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, features popular and traditional live music, exhibitor booths, cultural dancing, carnival rides, kids’ activities, entertainment and plenty of delicious Mexican food. They had me Tomatoes at delicious Mexican Food!