Friday, May 29, 2015

The World’s a Stage at Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga by M.R. Hunter

If all the world's a stage, then Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum must be a sliver of utopia. Nestled in the verdant canyons of Topanga, the outdoor theater run by three generations of Will Geer's immediate family members has been offering a respite from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune for over 40 years. Their annual repertory season includes the fan-favorite "A Midsummer Night's Dream" along with another of Shakespeare's plays and staged classics as well as contemporary plays and experimental work in their 99-seat intimate stage area, all surrounded by trees, gardens and a sense of otherworldliness by its natural environs.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Eyestrology: Happy Birthday Gemini! by Cici Psy-Chic

For the month of 5/21/15-6/21/15

Happy birthday to these celebrity May Gemini's: Mr. T (5/21), Naomi Campbell (5/22), Drew Carey (5/23), Bob Dylan (5/24), Mike Myers (5/25), Helena Bonham Carter (5/26), Louis Gossett Jr. (5/27), Kylie Minogue (5/28), Daniel Tosh (5/29), Idina Menzel (5/30), Clint Eastwood (5/31)

Celebrity June Gemini's: Morgan Freeman (6/1), Justin Long (6/2), Anderson Cooper (6/3), Angelina Jolie (6/4), Mark Wahlberg (6/5), Robert Englund (6/6), Prince (6/7), Kanye West (6/8), Johnny Depp (6/9), Kate Upton (6/10), Peter Dinklage (6/11), George Bush (6/12), Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen (6/13), Donald Trump (6/14), Ice Cube (6/15), Laurie Metcalf (6/16), Barry Manilow (6/17), Blake Shelton (6/18), Paula Abdul (6/19), Nicole Kidman (6/20)

May heading into June will see most signs kicking back or feeling frisky. Last minute travel or invites should be accepted as we break up our routines with more frivolity. Water and Fire could be doused with alone time, while Air and Earth should embrace the company of others. This period can complement those who've been working around the clock with rest and relaxation. For signs who are trying to get their motors running, this would be an excellent oomph to start. View the next few weeks as a time to switch it up, apply what we've learned and make peace.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Downtown LA’s Classic Local Foods, Olvera Street, LA, CA by Charles Phoenix

Everywhere I travel, I always ask, "What's the local food here?" Seems every place has something edible they're known for, and our beloved downtown LA is no exception.
Among the classic downtown foods we enjoy on my "Disneyland" tour of Downtown Los Angeles, delicious eggrolls at Hop Louis, since 1941, fantastic French Dip Sandwiches at Phillipe's, since 1908, mouth-watering, fresh strawberry whipped cream cake from the Phoenix Bakery, since 1938, and tasty taquitos at Cielito Lindo, where they've been perfecting the recipe since 1934! And believe me, they've perfected it! I call these shredded beef-filled, rolled, deep-fried corn tortillas served with green chili sauce LA's original Olvera Street food...

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bug Chefs, Butterflies, Exotic Live Insects at Natural History Museum's Bug Fair

The 29th Annual Bug Fair at NHM: The Year of the Butterfly

Saturday and Sunday, May 16–17, 2015

  The biggest bug festival in North America is at the Natural History Museum.
Cooking demonstrations and tastings with bug chefs, the latest craze in culinary exploration: David George Gordon, Zack Lemann, David Grace.
There will be over 50 buggy vendors inside the Museum. From exotic insect collections to live pet tarantulas, millipedes, centipedes, scorpions, and other arthropods for sale. Plus specialty bug-related products like local honey, silk, wax, and bug-inspired artwork.  
Hear from butterfly expert Dr. Elizabeth Long and meet Museum entomology curator Dr. Brian Brown. Time to "bug" real Museum entomologists with your questions!
Join The Bug Chicks and learn about the body parts, biology, and behaviors that help bugs in their daily lives.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Found Frank Lloyd Wright, Scottsdale, AZ by Charles Phoenix

Welcome to the DAVID and GLADYS WRIGHT HOUSE in Scottsdale, AZ.
David's daddy-O, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed the home for his son and daughter-in-law in 1952. It's the new superstar in the galaxy of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterworks.
Thankfully, it was recently saved from the wrecking-ball (shocking, but true) and is currently being faithfully restored and readied for public tours, for the first time...