In Santa Monica…

Everyone’s invited to the Sun Jan12 Annenberg-marionthird annual Happy Birthday Marion! celebration at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Santa Monica Conservancy docents turn the spotlight on Marion Davies: actress, philanthropist, famed party hostess and mistress of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst at Davies’s 1928 Julia Morgan designed Guest House.

From 11am – 1pm guests may visit the historic Guest House, view photos of Davies, and hear stories highlighting the life and personality of the woman often celebrated as the “bubbles in a glass of champagne.” From 11:15am-12:45pm, guests can see Marion in action in the 1931 film The Bachelor Father. At 1pm, Janet Klein and John Reynolds, will be performing naughty and nice tunes of the 20s and 30s, followed by a special birthday tribute to Marion at 1:30pm. Guests are encouraged to don their favorite Gold Coast era attire.

All ages are welcome. Space is limited. For more information and to make a reservation for this free event visit or call 310-458-4904. The Annenberg Community Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Hwy. Parking is available for $3 per hour or $8 per day.

What: Marion Davies Birthday Celebration
Where: Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica (enter parking lot at Beach House Way traffic light)

When: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

In Downtown LA…

There’s still time to head to Pershing Square’s Downtown on Ice.

IceSkating PershingSqLA’s biggest outdoor rink, celbrating its 16th season has the smallest admission price, open everyday through January 20, 2014.

Admission: $8 per one-hour skate session; $2 for skate rental; See webiste for hours; Tickets are available on the website.

What: Downtown on Ice
Where: Pershing Square, 532 South Olive Ave (across from the Millenium Biltmore)
When: Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm to 10:00pm and Friday – Sunday: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Phone: 213.847.4970

In Downtown LA…

It’s the final day of “Peter and the Star Catcher” today…you’ve got two chances a matinee performace or an evening show. The winner of 5 Tony Awards, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked the moment your imagination takes flight.

BePeterandtheStarCatcherfore Peter was Pan, he was just a boy. But when this orphan climbs aboard the good ship Neverland, he whisks us away on an exhilarating adventure to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This is the story of the Neverland you never knew…until now.

Special $49 ticket offer! Visit the website and use promotion code: STAR. Certain restrictions apply; visit the website for more details.

What: Performance
Where: Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012.
When: 1:00 pm Matinee performance and 6:30 pm evening performance
Phone: (213) 628-2772

In Pasadena…

Enjoy a panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition, B.A.T. (Bon à Tirer/Good to Go) at Off Ramp Gallery. The event will be held in the garden (weather permitting). Panelists include: El Nopal Press founder Francesco Siqueiros, guest-curator Anita Bunn, and artists Lisa Adams, Susan Bolles and Renee Petropoulous. B.A.T. features the works of 21 women artists who have printed with master printer Francesco Siqueiros of El Nopal Press.

See image: Dominique Liquois, untitled, 2Sun 12.8 offRamp Dominique Liquois003, lithograph, 18 1/2″ x 19 3/4″

Guest curated by Anita Bunn, artists included in the exhibition are: Lisa Adams, Susan Bolles, Anita Bunn, Carolyn Castaño, Emily Cheng, Sandra De La Losa, Pia Elizondo, Elsa Flores, Diane Gamboa, Silvia Gruner, Sherin Guirguis, Shirley Jaffee, Annie Lapin, Dominique Liquois, Rocio Maldonado, Ruby Osorio, Renée Petropoulos, Daniela Rossel, Analia Saban, Linda Stark & Laureana Toledo.

You MUST RSVP for this event…Click HERE.

On view: Dec 8th – Jan 12th

What: Opening reception
Where: Offra
mp Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, 91103
When: 3:00 pm
Phone: 626-298-6931

Have fun….and get out there and enjoy all the art Los Angeles has to offer. See ya next Friday at noon.