Silver Lake daVine Calendar '09: August - III

Silver Lake daVine Calendar - August - week III

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17 Monday

BOOK - Child
6:30 pm ~Summer Evening Storytime: Treasured stories, favorite rhymes, and crafts for children and their families, Edendale Library location

18 Tuesday

4 pm ~Teen Council Meeting: Have a say about what materials and programs the library offers to teens; a special guest presenter to celebrate the Summer Reading Club, Los Feliz Library details

ART - Teen
4 pm ~Art Workshop: Join a professional artist from LACMA for a weekly hands-on art project - Edendale Library

7 – 10 pm ~Parks & Beautification Committee: A bunch of pocket/sliver parks to do random acts of farming would make SL even more beautiful, work on it? SL NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL office, 2898 Rowena Avenue, Suite 101, SL 90039 - Contact: board@silverlakenc.org - NOTE: verify this meeting before you go

19 Wednesday

6:45 - 9 pm ~Take a hike with: Griffith Park Angeles chapter of Sierra Club, remember you need to ask for hiking waiver card before the start, meet: Merry-Go-Round Upper parking lot, Griffith Park, contact & details

7 pm ~Pizza, Los Feliz, on-going Pizza Trek across LA, in high-end, hole-in-the-wall and ethnic adventures of Good Food Meet-Up group: though not limited to the 'hood, I post because group :

Active (weekly), variety, large (over 700 members), open/not restricted (i.e., gender, age, etc.), respect (good manners; quality planning) and organizer: does homework (thorough, i.e., 'verified no corkage fee' 'met owner first' etc.); dinner -lunch -sometimes brunch, private tastings, cooking classes+ and they seem fun and go everywhere, e.g., upcoming: Palos Verdes --a Frank Lloyd Wright structure then on to fish food & walk; you'll need to join (no charge) this Food MeetUp group to get details, invite-notice & RSVP, see their August Calendar.
--Hey, you gotta eat, mayaswellbe something good with interesting peeps (--in 700+ some have to be, lol) (Most fun-best meal I've ever had: began with three friends, who each wanted to bring 'X' --ended up 17, all ages-countries, for dinner -Family style, at the Basque Hotel, SF....)

MUSIC - Classical
This Week: Numerous classical music concerts around town all week - various venues, Disney Hall downtown, Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, UCLA, Malibu, the orchestra: http://ipalpiti.org/artists2009.htm - Program: list, from free to $250 VIP events.

20 Thursday

TALK - Green
8 - 9:30 am ~"Clean Coal: Misnomer, Manna or ...?" Discussion presented by BREATHE LA "Green Salon Series" of environmental issues important to Los Angeles, with elected officials, journalists, top minds, advocates, community -business leader panelists; includes continental breakfast, public transportation or carpooling recommended, Cost: all free, even (if you must) parking - downtown LA - for RSVP -Clean Air Act sign petition & event details - BREATHE LA - City announcement

FOOD - Produce
10:00 - 1:30 pm ~Farmer's Market, Downtown - organic & local fruit, veggie, good stalls for hot, cold lunch, flowers, nuts, EBT: soon - City Hall Lawn, 1st & Spring streets, bring your own bags, DASH over - only $.25 --stock up: Your 29th (and last?) prisoner of Sunset Junction 'festival' is, yup -ouch, This Week-end and unless you can get far north -east -south, you ain't goin' Anywhere, Saturday or Sunday --nobody can go west on Sunset Blvd. or nearby streets, buy extra, include earplugs.

4:00 pm ~End of Summer Party -Wrap up Teen LA 2009 with music, pizza, free airbrush tattoos, and grand raffle prizes - Edendale Library location

BOOK - Taste
6 - 8 pm ~Cheese Tasting & Book Signing with author JoAnn Cianciulli: LA's Original Farmers Market Cookbook - West Hollywood - RSVP (323) 655-0114 and:
August 26 6:30 - 9:30 ~Author JoAnn Cianciulli: "Meet Me at 3rd & Fairfax" Workshop covering her recipes of Brazil, Mexico, Singapore influence, with Farmer's Market ingredients - (cost: not listed) Epicurean School of Culinary Arts, West Hollywood - workshop description (scroll to 11th) - contact now for reservation

TALK - Political
6 pm ~Remember Gray Davis? Are we better off since he got booted from office? Former Governor Davis: on California status, where we're headed, what it will take to get --any where but current position, moderated discussion, admission & parking: free - The California Endowment, downtown - Details and to RSVP
Job hunting? Four job positions open --not hunting: forward to a job-seeker, See website.

MUSIC - Dancing
6 - 9 pm ~Sizzle in the Park: outdoor dance under the stars, taco and drinks bar, dance to Latin jazz band Los Compadres, dance floor each for adults, children, free lessons; have dinner, even see the museum --bring the work crowd/meet friends/tell the neighbors, $7 per person includes museum admission, Autry Museum - Griffith Park Details

TALK - Silver Lake
7 - 8 pm ~Potluck & Chat: the "Festival" is coming... this week-end, accompanied by home-bound 'prisoners' -impassable streets, mega-traffic on remaining ones, shuttles, noise, crowds, un-happy business owners, blocked driveways, so: meet to talk about a New kind of Silver Lake Community Festival... bring: ideas, sharable food, a SLNC Arts & Culture committee get-together, but talkable (!), meet: The Living Room, 3531 Sunset Blvd., contact: board@silverlakenc.org

SOCIAL - Green
7 - 10 pm ~LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake: monthly casual sip & chat about Green things, events, your Green project/hopes, ideas, networking, table set-aside for any promotion material on issues, events, etc. - $5 suggested donation, this month not hardly in SL, but it is drinks (supposedly, don't know how): Visionary Boutique, 5285 W.Pico Blvd., 90019 - UPDATE: wine, organic imported juice drink, + around $4 ea, some chairs http://www.visionaryboutique.com/

MOVIE - Indie
8 pm ~The Independent Music Video Festival #8 – The IMVF an international grassroots touring music video festival dedicated to showcasing art in music by independent artists, "eye-popping, jaw-dropping mind-blowing" music videos by indie bands, info: http://www.imvf.com/ - screened at Echo Park Film Center - Map

21 Friday

ART - Discussion
12 noon ~Art --collectors, curators, conservators: those who steal from them, fraud, forgery, what to do about it in the second largest art market in the US, talk by member of LAPD's 'massive' Art Theft Detail, Detective Hrycyk, free, Farmlab, downtown

FOOD - Produce
3 - 6:30 pm ~Farmer's Market, Echo Park --pick up the tasty grown not in China, South America, 1,500 miles away but: local-grown --still open after work, for week-end, remember to tuck in your own bags, Park: adjoining lot 1/2 block south of Sunset (or if stuck: lot north side of Sunset), See SIDEBAR --Last chance to stock up: 29th (and last?) home-bound (prisoner of)Sunset Junction 'festival' is, sorry, This Week-end and unless you can get far north -east -south, you ain't goin' Anywhere west Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday --Sunset Blvd., nearby Junction streets, will be Closed shut; buy extra, get earplugs.

SPORTS - Classes
5 - 7 pm ~Exercise Class - Fridays of August --not your tots' toe-tapping, this is for grown-up Women: includes Strength, yoga and aerobics, $20, Bellevue Rec Center Program details, Silver Lake

FOOD - Wine
5:45 - 7:30 pm ~Taste & Tour: Barnsdall Art Park Wine Tasting and Tour of Hollyhock House option can be added, includes bites & sunset, until Thursday 11:55 pm: Tasting $15, after: $20, Tasting with Tour: $31, event supports art workshops in LAUSD schools, public libraries and at the Art Park - Los Feliz, ticket

22 Saturday

FOOD - Produce
am ~Farmer's Market, Silver Lake --for all the tasty, local non-pesticide fruit, veggies - Park: on Sunset if you want neighbors to be cheery, Bring your own bag if you want fish to be --Alive - See SIDEBAR

HOBBY - Knitting
11 am ~De-stresser: Crochet & Knitting Club for beginner, experienced, free - Echo Park Library site

TALK - Green
1:00 - 3:00 pm ~Awareness Workshop: Leave No Trace -Participants receive introductory experiential-based training on outdoor responsibility, led by local master educators, informal, focus on the seven principles of Leave No Trace, all ages welcome, Free - activities on Museum Plaza, Autry National Center - Griffith Park - details

GREEN - Garden
4 - 5:30 ~Learn to make your own: Your Victory Garden - Get Ready for Fall, cut grocery -gas -travel expense with a garden of vegetables, fall planting program for adults, beginner to experienced, Free - Echo Park Library info

MOVIE - Outdoor
7 pm Gate - 8:30 pm Movie ~This one makes my teeth hurt, but it's summer, outdoors and dunno how much longer, so if you can stand it: Singin' in the Rain --Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, just ignore surroundings, Hollywood royalty resting rook, $10 they call "donation," call them on illegal demand: demand proof of charity, a properly signed, dated tax deduction receipt, or: the amount You are willing to "donate" - Park: street or $5 in cemetery, no: pets, bbq, tall chairs - cinespia details

23 Sunday

SPORTS - Bicycle
10:30 am start ~Sum Dim Sum Ride: meet to ride with about 15 and wind up at a dim sum cafe. Bring hat, water, comfy shoes(!) Bicycle: need a new basket, good grip, seductive seat, wafer-thin water bottle, much more: Bicycle supplies No bike? Lucky you: Bicycle - Ride details

ART - Workshop
2 - 5 pm – DIY DVD Covers: Join “August Energy Resident” Jodie Mack for this special free workshop and create your very own customized DVD cover; class size is limited: call or e-mail to reserve your spot - Echo Park Film Center - Contact & Map

MOVIE - Children
2 pm ~ok, adults too: GODZILLA vs. MOTHRA (1964) in B-Movies & Bad Science series, or light-hearted ex­ploration of the “science” behind some of Hollywood’s creature features, what makes these creatures and plots implausible in reality, see some of their “real life” counterparts, Free with admission, Jean Delacour Auditorium, Natural History Museum, info & map
Job hunting? Museum has: 9 openings --if not: forward to a job seeker, site is difficult so: job link

MUSIC - Classical
6 pm Sharp ~Concert: Mendelssohn Octet - in E-flat major, Opus 20 - Peter Rainer, Aisha Dossumova, Nobuko Kawamura, Sami Merdinian (violins), Rumen Cvetkov, Adelya Shagidullina, (violas), Julie Jung, Missa Kang (cello) generously supported by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts; no ticket or reservation required, Free, just arrive for the one hour concert well before doors close: 6 pm - do shut off electronic doodads - Bing Theater, LA County Museum of Art, Wilshire Blvd.

Job hunting? Creative, tech-minded? While looking for something I saw these very cool (19) career openings here. Not hunting: send link on to someone who is.

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Silver Lake daVine Calendar: UPCOMING
29 - TOUR
"The Lowdown on Downtown-The Secret History of LA" --if you want to see the secrets even natives don't know, best reserve now.

- Baseball
Echo Park's turn with: the DODGERS! If you wanna go too --$12, order tickets: 213-630-3032 or e-mail: vicepresident@echoparkchamber.com or: http://www.echoparkchamber.com/(odd: original in caps & l/c)

- La Cabbage --Hot
the making of the kimchi, the kraut, the choucroute garni, $15 --for space and grocery list: reserve now.

Will close quickly:
10 - Cocktail Party
headed by Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer food critic & author, conversation on newest LA trends, with Menu tastings of LA's finest restaurants by Michael Cimarusti, Providence co-owner - exec chef, paired with custom-made Cocktails by Eric Alperin, creator Cole's cocktail menu; to benefit: Zócalo Public Square, the unique group that presents intellectuals, world leaders, scientists, movers & shakers of every persuasion from all over the world; elegant Art Deco surroundings - downtown LA - their first-ever benefit event, Details & reservation

30 - 31 - Family Overnight
Adventure: Boo and Goo Sleepover - La Brea Tar Pits (cool idea for a birthday party) - reservation only by: call (213) 763-3536 details and remember pajamas

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