LA LIFE: Happy Hour, Butterflies, Woman’s Place, Healing Dogs, Celebrate

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LA LIFE: Happy Hour, Butterflies, Woman’s Place, Healing Dogs, Celebrate

May your week be filled with beautiful colors and hope, Tomatoes. LA Based Salastina, aka classical music’s wingman, offers an entertaining Happy Hour for music lovin’ Tomatoes. Butterflies are a wonderful sign that spring is on the way and The Butterfly Pavilion has just opened for its full season.  Yahoo! Taking a virtual women’s history tour in DTLA is a super way to celebrate Women’s History Month. The Los Angeles Public Library is bringing to you a wonderful virtual talk about the healing power of dogs. They had me at the word…Dog…Tomatoes.  And listen in to this week’s Happy Hour Podcast –  our 100th episode!   


March 16. Salastina Happy Hour

LA LIFE: Happy Hour, Butterflies, Woman’s Place, Healing Dogs, Celebrate

While live performances are still on hold, LA’s “Salastina” offers a Happy Hour event every Tuesday with live musical performances and special guests from around the globe.  Next special guest? The iconic Alan Menken! Wow!

Plus you can enjoy spirited conversations and interactions with all the musicians, composers and artists. It’s free, but you need to RSVP, Gals. If you aren’t familiar with the American composer and songwriter Alan Menken, then these films where he composed the score and the songs might jog your memory: Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas have each won him 2 Academy Awards.  Menken is one of only sixteen people to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony. Need I say more?

Salastina was founded by 2 violinists, Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White who continue to direct the series.  The resident artists and the guests invite you to  a peek behind the creative curtain and to explore the beauty of the past and present and carry it into the future with a spirit of inclusiveness. In response to Covid 19, Salastina has produced for the free Happy Hour Zoom every Tuesday since April 7, 2020.  Amazing!They are committed to holding their Zoom Happy Hour events indefinitely.  So proud of this LA based organization, Tomatoes.


The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour Podcast

Times flies when you interview amazing people – celebrities, authors and experts in all kinds of fields. So fun celebrating this milestone with the 3T team. LISTEN IN HERE.


March 18-Sept. 6.  Butterfly Pavilion

LA LIFE: Happy Hour, Butterflies, Woman’s Place, Healing Dogs, Celebrate

Butterflies are back! Tomatoes can once again get intimate with these precious creatures in the outdoor Butterfly Pavilion at The Natural History Museum for the spring and summer season. Imagine literally being surrounded by hundreds of butterflies taking flight Ladies.  It’s magical!

They regularly fill the pavilion with butterflies from all across the United States so it’s a diverse butterfly paradise. The Butterfly Pavilion exhibit also showcases a unique ecosystem and plant life that gives you a better understanding of the environment needed for butterflies to thrive and survive.  There is just so much to delight and tickle your senses, Tomatoes. 


March 17 & March 31. Woman’s Place Virtual Tour

LA LIFE: Happy Hour, Butterflies, Woman’s Place, Healing Dogs, Celebrate

It’s Women’s History Month and you can celebrate by tuning in the “Woman’s Place Live Virtual Tour” of two iconic areas of downtown L.A.: Union Station and the nearby Chinatown neighborhood!  No walking shoes or hat needed, for this year’s tour, Tomatoes.

On this special 1-hour virtual walking tour, you’ll explore the history of Union Station and Chinatown through the many stories of women who had a lasting impact on these communities there and how those histories are connected. A great way to celebrate Women’s History Month, Tomatoes.  Enjoy!


March 18. When Dogs Heal

LA LIFE: Happy Hour, Butterflies, Woman’s Place, Healing Dogs, Celebrate

If you love dogs and are in need of inspiration, The Los Angeles Public Library has the perfect Virtual Talk event for you.  Chatting with the authors of their new book “When Dogs Heal” promises to be an uplifting and powerful panel conversation filled with profound stories of love.  We can always use that kind of story, Tomatoes.

When Dogs Heal  authors, Dr Robert Garofalo, whose HIV diagnosis inspired the book, and Jesse Freidin, award-winning dog photographer, will discuss the healing powers of dogs for people with HIV and other chronic illnesses.  The event, moderated by the book’s co-author Christina Garofalo, will touch on the themes of unconditional love, resilience and survival. Also, Lesley Brog, the founder of Wags + Walks Rescue, will share how her world famous dog rescue helps save people through the unconditional love of a rescue dog.  All proceeds from the sale of the book at the LAPL’s Author Talk will go directly to Wags +Walk Rescue


Fabulous Online Auction Supports Girls’ Education

LA LIFE: Happy Hour, Butterflies, Woman’s Place, Healing Dogs, Celebrate

What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than helping girls get an education? Check out these amazing auction items that include two fabulous vacation trips, restaurant gift certificates, fashion items, beauty products, jewelry, art, sessions with world class coaches and much, much more. Proceeds will help build two dormitories for 300 girls in Zimbabwe. BID NOW. https://charityauction.bid/graduate

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