In West LA….

Terry-Marks-TarlowArtist Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD celebrates her new coloring book, hot off the press! Unlike other coloring books, this one is a true mindfulness tool that guides our journey into self-reflection, self-expression, creativity, and relaxation.

“After decades of experience as a clinical psychologist and artist, I’ve designed a tool that allows us to have fun as we transform, heal and grow. The book features creative images and is organized into chapters that facilitate diverse states of mind. Great for airplane rides, retreats, hospital stays, and other reflective moments in life or times when we crave guidance for self-expression!

For additional info about Terry Marks-Tarlow, visit her website

Where: Book signing
Where: The Insight Center, 1404 Greenfield Ave. #1, LA, CA 90025
When: 1:30pm – 4:00pm


In Glendale…

An L.A. tradition,The Nutcracker is the perfect holiday event for children, family and friends to celebrate the season. Set on Christmas Eve in L.A. in 1912, Clara dreams of faraway lands, snow-covered landscapes and a most memorable Mouse King.

Special appearances by the cast of characters and Santa Claus at each performance.

Original Choreography by Thordal Christensen & Colleen Neary; Original Sets Designed by Catherine Kanner; Costumes Designed by Mikael Melbye; Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky;

Tickets are $68; Visit the website to purchase ticket.

What: Performance
Where: Alex Theatre, 216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91203
When: 2:00pm –  Dec 4, 2016


In Silverlake…

La Luz de Jesus Gallery hosts a book signing, and reading of Chris Morris, Together Through Life: A Personal Journey with the Music of Bob Dylan this afternoon.

Veteran journalist and critic Chris Morris looks back at his intense half-century-long relationship with the music of Bob Dylan, viewing the role the singer-songwriter’s work has played in his own life. A candid album-by-album exploration of Dylan’s catalog through 2016’s “Fallen Angels” examines the powerful personal impact of the musician’s art.

Here, Dylan’s music is explored album by album, from his 1962 debut as a folksinger to his 2015-16 explorations of the Classic American songbook; the creative highs and lows of his entire 37-title discography are examined.

But Morris’ take on Dylan’s music doesn’t merely weigh the quality of the work – it reveals how a gifted artist’s creations have the power to engage, incite, alter, and even rescue a listener over the course of a lifetime. Together Through Life occupies a unique space in the vast bibliography of Bob Dylan books.

What: Book Signing, Reading
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027
When: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: 323-666-7667


In the Pacific Palisades…

catsantaCelebrate the season this Sunday!

Enjoy Handel’s  Judas Maccabeus with the Brentwood Palisades Chorale on Sunday, December 4th  (one performance only). A FREE concert of Handel’s magnificent (and rarely performed) oratorio “Judas Maccabeus” will be presented by the Brentwood Palisades Chorale with the Palisades Symphony Orchestra and soloists.  Doors will open a half hour before the performance.  Come only if you can “Handel” it!! ADMISSION: Free; Parking is available

What: Performance
Where: Community United Methodist Church.  801 Via de la Paz, Pacific Palisades
When: 7:30pm – 9:30pm – Sunday, December 4, 2016
Info: Brentwood Palisades Chorale FB Page


The Tribe Performs Annual Allstar Holiday Charity Show to Benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation and the LosChristmas-StockingsandTREE Angeles Fire Department’s Spark of Love Toy Drive. This year’s theme: Peace, Love & Understanding. The Tribe is an LA-based collective of session and touring musicians and vocalists that puts on all-star musical fundraising events several times per year for various charities.

Among the lead singers for this show are Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon, Carnie Wilson and Rob Bonfiglio of Wilson Phillips, Rosemary Butler (Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt), Debbi Peterson of The Bangles, Freebo (Bonnie Raitt), Kiki Ebsen (Christopher Cross, Boz Scaggs), The Honeys, Marcella Detroit aka Marcy Levy (Eric Clapton, Leon Russell), John Wicks of The Records, and Carly Smithson (American Idol).

The stellar list of musicians onstage includes Musical Director Jeff Alan Ross (Badfinger, Peter Asher), Marc Mann (Danny Elfman, Jeff Lynne), Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Average White Band), Dave Pearlman (Dan Fogelberg, Phil Everly), Chad Watson, John Pratt, Bill Cinque, Kevin Wachs (Executive Producer), Lauri Reimer, Steven Goddard, Adam Daniel, Michael Stern, John McNeely, Al. Keith, Scotty Mitchell, and poet Stephen Kalinich. Jim Nelson from KCSN is the emcee.

Christmas-OrnamentsAdmission/Ticket information: $30 advance / $40 day of show / $100 VIP packages (includes priority seating, early entrance, swag and more) Tickets available through the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) box office by phone or in person: 818-677-3000 Tue-Sat, 11am-4pm or call the Get Together Foundation at 818-727-7884. Tickets may be purchased online through Ticketmaster – Check the website for a link

What: Performance
Where: Cal State University, Northridge’s Plaza del Sol Performance Hall, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330; Parking: Park in structure G3 (enter on Zelzah Ave);
When: Sunday, December 4, 20 16, 7pm; Doors open at 6pm


Enjoy the art …and the holidays!!