March 2017

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L-R The Wallis’ Paul Crewes and the cast of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Obba Babatunde and Gabrielle Dennis at Fun Home’s Opening Night, LAArtsOnline’s banner at Finding Neverland’s Opening Night, Ocean Prime’s carrot cake bites at The Wallis, Sean James, Beverly Hills 90210’s Gabrielle Carteris, and Isauro Cummins at Fun Home, Finding Neverland’s Amelia Wray, Neve Faulconer, Tyler Patrick Hennessy, Finn Faulconer, and Mitchell Wray on Opening Night, Long Day’s Journey Into Night’s cast Colin Woodell, Stephen Louis Grush, Angela Goethals, Jane Kaczmarek, and Alfred Molina at the Geffen Playhouse, Mike Shepherd, Emma Rice & Paul Crewes on Opening Night of 946 at The Wallis, Adina Porter and Sue Taylor at the Geffen, Greenleaf’s turkey sliders at Finding Neverland, cast members of FN Noah Plomgren, Connor McRory, Melissa McCann Hunter, Sarah Marie Charles, Corey Rives, Matthew Quinn, Joseph Hernandez at Geffen, Angela Goethals and Jennifer Elise Cox at Geffen, Journey’s Colin Woodell, and the bar at Pantages.

LAArtsOnline Events!

  • Story / Photo By Paige Petrone

On February 10th, LAArtsOnline proudly hosted the opening night party for 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. Post performance guests gathered in the lobby for a festive party. Big thanks to our sponsors: Angel City Brewery, Bare Snacks, Devotion Vodka, Diabolo, Evian, Il Fornaio Beverly Hills, John & Pete’s Fine Wine & Spirits, La Scala Beverly Hills, Leese – Fitch Wine, Ocean Prime Beverly Hills, Primo’s Donuts, and Suga Brown Pastries. Bravo!

February 21st, we hosted the opening night exclusive cast party for Finding Neverland at the Pantages theatre. Special thanks to: Angel City Brewery, Bare Snacks, Chocolate Bar Pastry Café, Delancey Pizzeria & Bar, Devotion Vodka, Evian, Greenleaf Chop Shop, Jersey Mike’s Subs in Hollywood, and Stella Barra on Sunset Boulevard.

Next up, LAArtsOnline hosted a VIP group (February 22nd) at the opening night of Fun Home at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Finally, we arrived early for pre-show fun at Lounge Fridays, February 24th, at the Geffen Playhouse for Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. After the show, I was lucky enough to meet and greet the cast (Colin Woodell, Stephen Louis Grush, Angela Goethals, Jane Kaczmarek, and Alfred Molina) and then capture a super cool photo for our readers. Thanks so much.

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Norton Simon Museum!

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Nigerian born 1983 Super Blue Omo, 2016 on view at Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum!

  • By Rebekah Rejniak
  • Photo Courtesy of Norton Simon Museum

Nestled just southwest of the 210 and 134 California Freeways lies the Norton Simon Museum, housing an art anthology that culture-critics might swoon over. The private collection belonging to Norton Simon exhibits work from the Old Masters, Impressionists, modern, and native artists, including extraordinary pieces from Rembrandt, Renoir, Degas, and Picasso. The museum also offers daily film programs, lectures, and musical performances. Step outside the building and you’ll find a sun-drenched pond encircled with sculpture gardens. In 2011, NPR was on to something when they called it, The Best Museum You Haven’t Visited. This is undoubtedly the spot you bring your cousin, the snobby art collector who saw the Mona Lisa and found it ‘overrated’.

When leaving the Norton, you may ask yourself, “How did a young Jewish kid from Portland find himself enraptured in one of the most expensive hobbies in the world?” As all stories of soaring wealth and glamour often begin, it started with something quite commonplace, tomato sauce. That’s right, ketchup. As the founder of Hunt’s Foods, Simon employed radical marketing techniques. During World War II he ran full-page ads in fashion and lifestyle magazines depicting vibrant product pictures, which was not standard practices for food companies of that generation. Within several years, Hunt’s was a household commodity and one of the top packaged-food companies on the west coast. Over the next three decades Simon would acquire 8,000 works of art, approximately 900 of those pieces are showcased in Pasadena today.

For all things at the Norton Simon Museum, click here.

Paris comes to LA!

An American In Paris runs at the Pantages March 22nd – April 9th

Paris comes to LA!

  • By Ken Werther
  • Photo Courtesy of Pantages

For most of my life, if someone mentioned An American in Paris I immediately thought of the 1951 MGM film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Winner of six Academy Awards, it has gone down in history as one of Hollywood’s most famous and beloved movies. But in April of 2015, a new Broadway musical arrived! The show played 623 performances at the Palace Theatre and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical, winning four.

The idea for An American in Paris was originally inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition of — well — An American in Paris by George Gershwin. The story of three friends at the end of World War II and their quests for love and happiness as they start their new lives, the show features glorious and extended dance sequences set to such Gershwin classics as “I Got Rhythm,” “Love is Here to Stay,” “The Man I Love,” and more.

The U.S. national tour that began in Boston last fall arrives in Los Angeles this month. I’m so excited about seeing it! Fun fact: prior to its arrival in New York, the world premiere of An American in Paris took place at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. I can’t think of any other Broadway show that had its out-of-town tryout in another country. If you know of one, please share!

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice presented by Metro (March 26th)


  • By Ashley Halverson
  • Photo Courtesy of CicLAvia

Yes! It’s time again for one of the best days of the year!  Whether you are an occasional biker or an every day enthusiast, CicLAvia is your day to ride and explore our great city on automobile-free streets.  If you don’t like to bike then you can walk, run, skate or dance your way down the streets of L.A.

The route returns to the westside this March with the Culver meets Venice theme.   Scope out the open streets on stretches of Washington and Venice boulevards, which starts at the Culver City EXPO station and head all the way to the ocean.  Look for and learn about some landmarks along the way such as the Historic Culver Hotel or Culver Theater (now Kirk Douglas Theater) in Downtown Culver City.

Make sure to bring your bicycle basket for your stop at the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market ~ their flowers and fruit are my favorites.  If you’ve never been to The Wood you’ll want to check out their all day brunch with bottomless mimosas and bloody marys.  Round out the day with a cruise through the Venice Canals or a lovely stroll down Ocean Front Walk, perfect for catching a glorious Venice Beach sunset.  Mark your calendars and be ready to take advantage of all that CicLAvia has to offer.

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