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The Gamble House

February 6, 2015 — Leave a comment

The Gamble House in Pasadena is an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company.

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The house, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978, is owned by the City of Pasadena and operated by the University of Southern California.

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One-hour docent-led tours are available to the public Thursday-Sunday. Tours begin at noon with the last tour beginning at 3:00 p.m. A picnic opportunity awaits every week on Brown-Bag Tuesdays. Enjoy your lunch on the terrace and take a docent-led 20-minute tour at 12:15 or 12:45 pm. Docent-led tours are the only way to gain access to the interior of the house. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

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WHAT: The Gamble House
WHEN: Open daily 
WHERE: 4 Westmoreland Place | Pasadena, CA 91103

CONTACT INFO: (626) 793-3334 | gamblehs@usc.edu

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Combine more than 24,000 “handmade in America” creations with live entertainment, contests, and a Kidzone, for the “seasonal shoppertunity” of the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show, coming to the Anaheim Convention Center. The festive fall atmosphere makes for an exciting discovery of ceramics, paintings, jewelry, blown glass, hand-woven clothing photography, candles, woodwork, garden designs, antique treasures, specialty foods, children’s accessories, sculptures, ornaments and more. Kids’ fun time begins with strolling performers, and the interactive Kidzone hosted by Macaroni Kid Irvine, including the new Home Depot “build it” center.

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Contests and crafting demonstrations add to the festivities the whole family can enjoy. Visiting with the artists and personalizing items makes the day even more memorable. Benefactors include Knots of Love and the Orange County Food Bank. Bring canned goods for donation and get $2 off admission. Kids 12 & under are FREE, and tickets are good for the entire weekend so you can return for more.

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WHAT: Anaheim Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show
WHEN:
Friday – Sunday, October 10 – 12, 2014 | Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE:
Anaheim Convention Center Hall E | 800 West Katella Avenue | Anaheim, CA 92802

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: Adults $9, Seniors (62+) $7, Youths (13-17) $4, Kids 12 and under are free

CONTACT INFO: (800) 346-1212

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The streets of Downtown Burbank will be packed with digital artists, street painters, sculptors, photographers, and more than 12,000 art lovers for the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival!

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The festival will take place outdoors on four block of San Fernando Boulevard between Angeleno Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard and will feature three blocks full of artists displaying thousands of paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, and woodwork, with everything made by hand. Plus, Southern California’s most talented chalk artists will be producing super-sized artwork and animation-inspired masterpieces on city streets evoking every style from pop art to the high Renaissance.

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In a twist that pays homage to Burbank’s reputation as Animation Capital of the World, Downtown Burbank Partnership is uniting with Creative Talent Network to present an entire block devoted to animation and visual EFX artists from feature films, video games, and television series, along with associated schools and studios. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with more than 40 exhibiting artists whose contributions are found among the highest grossing animation films of all time.

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WHAT: Downtown Burbank Arts Festival 
WHEN: 
Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: 
Burbank, CA 91502

DETAILS:

  • Free and open to the public

CONTACT INFO: (818) 238-5180 

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Farm Tour

March 7, 2014 — Leave a comment

It’s Farm Tour season! Pack a picnic and join Farm Fresh To You at their Bardsdale farm for a harvest activity, attend a Farm Talk with Thaddeus, pick up some fresh fruits and veggies from their market stand, and take part in an arts and crafts activity.

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What To Bring

Bring a blanket, picnic lunch, water, sunblock/sunhat and dress for the farm with comfortable closed-toe shoes for the orchards. Come out and join rain or shine! 

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WHAT: Farm Tour
WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE: 1698 South Sespe Street | Bardsdale, California

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $5 per person, FREE for children 12 and under
  • No RSVP necessary 

CONTACT INFO: (800) 796-6009

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Mindshare Masquerade

October 9, 2013 — Leave a comment

Mindshare LA presents their 6th annual Mindshare Masquerade returning to downtown Los Angeles with a full on explosion of music, entertainment, and masked mayhem! Talks will kick off the evening which will unfold into multiple areas of DJs, performers, contests and games, interactive art, and other silly business.

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There will be two rooms of music, each outfitted with Funktion One and Turbo Sound by the OhmGuru with DJ Pumpkin headlining! Looking for something a little more down tempo? Come on into the Lounge of Horrors and let the tunes molest your ear drums as you drink a refreshing cocktail.

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The Blacklight Main Stage with Altervision 3D will be morphing the main stage into a full on 3D Blacklight Experience with music so hot it will melt your brain until it dribbles down your spine. The Altervision 3D Blacklight Experience is an immersive art installation featuring fluorescent murals that come to life with incredible depth using special glasses. You might have seen it before… but have you ever seen it come alive with a DJ powered dance floor?

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Harmonic Light storms events with a HUGE collection of lasers, swords, RGB Lights, star projectors, Computer-Controlled LED Wands, and other digital paint-brushes to create 100% un-edited long-exposure magic!

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Galaxy Hooping specializes in bringing sparkle, lights, and even fire (when possible!) to events. Attendees of all skill levels will be able to learn from Ash, the force behind Galaxy. BYOHoop if you have one or use one of theirs!

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Freakshow Photo brings props and backgrounds to shoot your portrait. Grab a high quality print for $5 to remember the fun you had when you’re old and trying to remember where all the time went.

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Once again Mindshare LA welcomes Super Tall Paul who will be playing before and during the talks! Super Tall Paul has been a regular favorite at Mindshare for years, and won the 2013 title of National Looping Champion!

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Wise Guys are back for more merry hijinks with a custom designed game for the Mindshare LA audience! Games with Cake? Pickpocket Junction? Strange Objects in Bags? Whatever it is, Greg will dress accordingly no doubt!

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Lot 613 is a multipurpose venue, owned and operated by Premiere Events, and located in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. Lot 613 offers a creative, one-of-a-kind, finished, industrial space, available for private parties, art shows, fashion shows, concerts, corporate events, and meetings, weddings, filming, and more.

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WHAT: Mindshare Masquerade
WHEN: Friday, October 25 | 7:00 pm – 3:00 am
WHERE: Lot 613 | 613 Imperial Street | Los Angeles, CA 90021

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: Talks + Party: $40 (Limited Space) Party Price: $15 – $20 (9:00 pm Doors) 
  • 21+ event

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Hands down this festival is the best for “handmade in America” arts and crafts you just can’t live without. Get your shopping bag full at the Harvest Festival Art and Craft Show taking place in Ventura County and Anaheim.

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With more than 24,000 original works from hundreds of exhibitors including hand-pressed olive oil and handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories, and more, you’ll find it all at the festive fall celebration. There is something for everyone with live entertainment, a Kidzone and pumpkin patch, contests, demonstrations, and specialty foods. Visiting with the artists and personalizing items makes the day even more memorable.

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The festive atmosphere makes for an exciting discovery of ceramics, paintings, jewelry, blown glass, hand-woven clothing, photography, candles, woodwork, garden designs, antique treasures, specialty foods, children’s accessories, sculptures, ornaments, and more. Contests and crafting demonstrations add to the festivities the whole family can enjoy.

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Enjoy three fun-packed days of shopping, stage, and strolling entertainment, and festival food all for the price of one ticket. Remember to get your hand stamped to return as many times as you want without paying again.

WHAT: Harvest Festival Art And Craft Show
WHEN:
October 4 – 6, 2013 | Friday, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Seaside Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds | 10 West Harbor Blvd. | Ventura, CA 93001
WHEN: October 11 – 13, 2013 | Friday, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Anaheim Convention Center | Hall E, 800 West Katella Avenue | Anaheim, CA 92802

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: Adults: $9, Seniors (62+) $7, Youths (13-17) $4, and Kids 12 and under  free
  • Bring canned goods for donation and get $2 off admission

CONTACT INFO: (800) 346-1212

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Experience 100 years of Hollywood history and witness more in the making with an intimate tour of the Paramount Pictures studio lot. During your visit, a knowledgeable guide will lead your small group on a behind-the-scenes look at the longest operating and only remaining major studio in Hollywood. You’ll see where some of the most celebrated motion pictures and TV shows were made and leave feeling like a part of film history.

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Depending on how much time you have and how much you want to experience, Paramount Pictures offers two exclusive tour options:

  • Paramount Pictures Studio Tour (2 Hours): An intimate, behind-the-scenes look of the overall Paramount legacy and studio lot. You’ll be chauffeured in comfort to numerous spots around the lot by a guide in a shaded tour cart. You’ll also have plenty of time to stretch your legs as you explore sound stages, the backlot, iconic Hollywood landmarks, and more. 

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  • Paramount PIctures VIP Studio Tour (4 1/2 Hours): Designed for the movie buff, this tour includes all the wonderful sights of the regular tour and kicks it up a notch. You’ll gain exclusive VIP access to their archive facilities and receive a hands-on look at props and set items from past productions with a unique photo opportunity. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary lunch and feel like you’re part of the movie industry. 

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As the longest operating and only remaining major studio in Hollywood, Paramount Pictures has been on the ground flood of every major development in film – from the advent of motion pictures, to the emergence of television through the digital revolution. During their 100-year history, they have served as the production site for thousands of notable movies and TV shows.

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Their studio lot has grown considerably over the years, expanding from 26 acres and four stages to 65 acres and thirty stages. They’ve also constructed other impressive sites like the massive Blue Sky Tank and their one-of-a-king New York Street, which features ten district city neighborhood backdrops.

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When you visit the lot, not only will you see where some of the most celebrated movies and television series were made, but also see how they continue to produce iconic motion pictures from the next century. At Paramount Studios, you’ll get to wander through the past and see the future at the same time.

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When you come see the Paramount Pictures lot, your visit isn’t complete without a stop in the Studio Store. Located on the famous Paramount Paseo, this is the place to find a little something to take home so you’ll always remember the great time you had on their lot.

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They offer complete lines of branded clothing and jackets and all types of Paramount souvenirs. Their inventory is constantly updated with seasonal items that are perfect for yourself or as a gift. On top of everything else, they keep all the latest Paramount movie releases in stock, in both DVD and Blu-ray, including a large selection of hard-to-find classics.

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Nestled in the Studio Store, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is the place where you can enjoy one of their specialty beverages, including lattes, espressos, cappuccinos, teas, and many other coffee house drinks. Daily fresh-baked pastries for breakfast and delicious kosher sandwiches and snacks will delight you, and offer a great way to stay energized during your tour.

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WHAT: Paramount Pictures Studio Tour 
WHEN:
Click here for schedule 
WHERE:
5555 Melrose Avenue | Hollywood, CA 90038

DETAILS:

  • Guests must be at least 12 years old to take the tour 

CONTACT INFO: (323) 956-1777

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