LA LIFE: Valentine’s Celebrations, Four Women, City of Joy, Women’s History

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LA LIFE: Valentine’s Celebrations, Four Women, City of Joy, Women’s History

Yep, that’s a local waterfall, Tomatoes. Did someone say Valentine’s Day? You can celebrate by immersing yourself in art at the “heArt Culture” event. Grand Park will be hopping on Valentines and Pacific Park will be stepping up the romance on the Pier.  All through February, branches of the Los Angeles Public Library are hosting events for African American Heritage Month. The “Four Women” Exhibit is a modern look at Black Women Artists and the Hammer will be screening “The City of Joy”. And if you want to get in on one of the Women’s History Month Tour tickets buy NOW! No Kidding…NOW!

Feb 14 . “heART Culture”

LA LIFE: Valentine’s Celebrations, Four Women, City of Joy, Women’s History

Art + Human Connection + Community is the mission of “heART Culture” Tomatoes can discover a deeper connection to self and community through an immersive & unique art experience with live acoustic music.  Sounds like “heARTt” is a perfect place to be on the day we celebrate hearts and love.

Just bring your creative spirit to also enjoy an interactive music and dance celebration, a sound bath, sipping and shopping Tomatoes. There’s also a pre-event workshop by HELD where you will leave feeling nourished.  And it’s not about food Tomatoes. Tee Hee!

Feb 14.  Lovers Rock at Grand Park

LA LIFE: Valentine’s Celebrations, Four Women, City of Joy, Women’s History

The Valentine’s Day Celebration “Lovers Rock” at Grand Park is free and easy Tomatoes. Special music, chosen to enhance the park’s beauty, it’s iconic views and the romance in the air will be playing throughout the evening.  Sounds perfect for moonlight walk or relaxing under the stars on this special day Tomatoes. 

You can bring your own dinner or enjoy the food trucks. There will be tables around the fountains and through-out Olive Court to accommodate Tomatoes, couples and families. You can also get a small personalized Valentine and mini bouquets will be for sale.  Again, it is free and for all ages. 

Feb 14. Valentine’s Day at Pacific Park

LA LIFE: Valentine’s Celebrations, Four Women, City of Joy, Women’s History

Another romantic place for Valentine’s Day is Pacific Park. I mean, really, just look at that photo Tomatoes.  Just sitting on the beach and enjoying the unique light on the Pacific Wheel that starts at dusk will certainly delight.

They say the beach south of the Pier has the best viewing. But there is more. Well known  LA-based Viola player Daniel Morris will be serenading all who visit with his special style.  And I have two words for you gals. Funnel Cake!

Feb 9 – March 2.  “Four Women” Exhibit

LA LIFE: Valentine’s Celebrations, Four Women, City of Joy, Women’s History

As part of Black History Month, the “Four Women” Exhibit at the Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park is a modern look at Black Women Artists in 4 Chapters. The amazing selected artists and their work will communicate what it means to be black, a woman and an artist. Looks fascinating Tomatoes.

The opening reception is tomorrow February 9 and it is free as well as the exhibit. The four marvelous artists featured are Sharon Louise Barnes, an inter-disciplinary mixed media artist who explores process and materials in the creation of meaning, Buena Johnson, a skilled fine artist, painter and photographer whose love for art has existed since she was a child, Jessi Jumanji, is a visual artist, graphic designer, and photographer who specializes in eye-catching portraits and paintings and Janett Kabeh, a Contemporary Textile Artist based in Los Angeles that specializes in Denim Artistry. All incredibly talented, Tomatoes.

Feb 12. “City of Joy” Hammer Screening Event

LA LIFE: Valentine’s Celebrations, Four Women, City of Joy, Women’s History

Ware super lucky Tomatoes that The Hammer Museum has chosen to screen the award winning, highly acclaimed documentary “City of Joy.” Two of the City of Joy Community founders, Eve Ensler (founder of V-Day and One Billion Rising) and Christine Schuler-Deschryver (Director of the City of Joy Community and V-Day Congo), will be present for the Q&A following the film presentation. Wow!  What an incredible opportunity Tomatoes!

Directed by Madeleine Gavin, this film tells the story of Congolese women’s fierce will to turn their pain into power, and the visionaries who came together to create this transformational community. In a region besieged by an economic war and rampant sexual violence, they imagined a place where women who’ve been sexually brutalized can heal themselves. The City of Joy serves 90 survivors of gender violence at a time. Since opening its doors in 2011, 1,204 have graduated to become forces of energy and determination.  Bravo! 

Women’s History Month Tours 

If you want to celebrate Women’s History Month by honoring the women behind LA’s historic places then grab your tickets now, Tomatoes. Tickets for these LA Conservancy’s special tours in March just went on sale and they will sell out. 

You will learn about the fearless and talented women who excelled in their various disciplines and left a lasting impact on Los Angeles.  The stories of Florence Yoch, Jane Jacobs, Julia Morgan and more are truly inspirational Tomatoes.

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