Buchella at the Beach on Saturday April 4th!

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Coachella is coming up faster than you expected. So we thought it might be fun to get inspired at “Buchella’ Pop Your Shop’s Pre-Coachella Fashion event to look your bohemian best at the festival.  Even better, you’ll enjoy a sunny Malibu beach day with  food, drinks, live music and more!
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Pop Your Shop 
Presents 
 
‘BUCHELLA’
 
A Pre- Coachella Shopping Event  
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Top Festival Fashions 
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The J.D. Luxe Fashion Truck 
Featured on Bravo’s ‘Vanderpump Rules’
 
Enjoy Live Music x Flash Tats x Tipi Lounge x Food Trucks x Great Wines x Caffeinated Club 
 
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
12p-6p
 
Rosenthal Winery
18741 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
 
**Refreshments by Caffeinated Club, infused flavored club soda made with a boost of caffeine**
**Wines by Rosenthal Winery** 
**Swim Fashions by Natalie Zena Beachwear**
 

There a Swimmin’ Hole in Everyone’s Backyard

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Fifth Floor Gallery Presents

Jeff Edwards:  Everyone’s Backyard

April 18 – May 23, 2015

Opening reception Saturday, April 18, 6-9pm

Fifth Floor Gallery is pleased to present, Everyone’s Backyard, photographs of swimming holes by Los Angeles based artist Jeff Edwards.

All the locations photographed are within Los Angeles County or just a few hours drive from the city and represent the unearthed gems found in the backyard of our metropolis. The documentation began in 2006 when Edwards rigorously started exploring swimming holes in the Los Angeles area, and ever since he has hiked to, jumped, and photographed every single swimming hole in Southern California.

The photographs serve to make the viewer conscious of the complex nature of time and perception. An individual in a photo exists in human time while the landscape exists in geological time, yet human senses such as vision, exist in macro time. The intersection of these three time scales are captured in the instant of a single frozen moment of the shutter. Like landscape paintings of the Romantic era these photos put nature as the focus and humans, small or blurred, are the temporary occupants. While it is hard for humans to grasp the vastness of the geologic time scale, the ebb and flow of water in these places brings this into closer perspective as each swimming hole changes from season to season, year to year, and may not be around much longer.

Jeff Edwards earned his BFA from Otis College of Art & Design in 2006. His photos have appeared in online and printed publications and he has also been featured in broadcast media highlighting the sport of cliff jumping. This is his first solo gallery exhibition.

Fifth Floor Gallery
502 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213.687.8443

Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12-6pm or by appointment.

www.fifthfloorgallery.com

info@fifthfloorgallery.com

 

Fable Cry and the Abyss of Fancy Dancing

“We’re only slighlty deadly!”

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Without a doubt one of the most unusual music offerings to date.  But really, we just HAD to share Nashville-based theatrical scamp rock band Fable Cry and their new single “Fancy Dancing”  from their upcoming sophomore release, due out this summer.

“These guys are doing something fresh, unique, and they stand out among the abyss of musicians and bands in the Nashville area trying to pursue music as a career.” (Middle Tennesee Music)

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Bonding over the whimsical, theatrical and comical and donning a variety of musical influences from Danny Elfman to Queen to Gogol Bordello, Fable Cry showcases their vaudevillian persona in all their music and performances. “If it’s originality you want, you can count on Fable Cry to be there with bells on. Delivering a raucous live experience, it’s no wonder they are gaining the affection and attention of a growing number of loyal fans and listeners.” (In Case of Fire, Use Stairs) With the release of “Onion Grin,” The Deli Magazine warns, “[Fable Cry] might suck you down the rabbit hole into their other material.”

You can also listen to their other single “Onion Grin”   

“Fable Cry spin inventive, cabaret-ready yarns that are given life by their palpable musical energy.” (PopMatters)

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Music We Missed in 2014: Ronny Morris I’ll Survive

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#WhatsHotNow: Oscar & Frank

w600_220082_oscarandfrank_logo_whitebonew600_220073_1copyWe know…we know…we’ve done the eyeglasses thing already.  But when Oscar & Frank visited our email box this morning, we just HAD to make an exception!

One of the world’s newest and most intriguing eyewear brands, Oscar & Frank, has hit the European market with its debut range. The brand which is owned and run by a couple of entrepreneurial celebrity Dachshund’s (yes, Sausage dogs) originated in Australia in 2014.

‘Seen Differently’ is Oscar & Frank’s philosophy and their styles speak to individuality and celebrate difference.

Click here and view the exclusive Look-book and Brochure! 

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Says Oscar (through his human minder since he only talks in German and can’t type):

“In the world of fashion, we’re already different. When you have a unique street level perspective like us, you start to sniff out what people want and like in ways that the other companies that are run by actual humans, just can’t compete with. Our first range is the Wurst range…what other company can say that?”

The dogs spent six months developing their bold and confident Wurst range which includes names such as Weiss wurst, Bier wurst and of course Brat wurst using high quality classic black, coloured and speckled acetates.

Affordability combined with superior quality is the key quality, with all styles retailing at 100 pounds, 140 euros or 150 US dollars. All frames are hand-crafted of high quality acetate and superior components.

Here’s what we love most…taken directly from Oscar & Frank’s pup lovin’ website:

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We care about our k-9 friends in need thats why we have teamed up with Bali Street Dogs to support dawgs who don’t have access to food.

The Bali Street Dog Fund was established to address the welfare problems associated with the overwhelming number of dogs and cats on an island where Balinese people do not have the resources or knowledge to provide even the most basic care.

The Bali Street Dog Fund was founded in 1999 and is a Registered Charity with the NSW Department of Gaming and Racing (CFN 16802). Everyone involved is an unpaid volunteer.

http://www.balistreetdogs.org.au/

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The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival Opens Today

MARCH 26-29, 2015

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          The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) marks 22 years of producing close to 500 extraordinary multicultural and multidisciplinary solo performers from around the globe.

The longest-running annual solo festival for women in Los Angeles, LAWTF will return March 26-29, 2015 to the Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291.

      Reservations: (818) 760-0408. Online reservations will be available at http://www.lawtf.org .

To join and follow LAWTF on Facebook and Twitter, click on their links at http://www.lawtf.org

          The Champagne Gala and Awards Ceremony on March 26, 2015 will be held in honor of exceptional women who have made laudable contributions in theatre. Following the reception at 7:00 p.m., the festivities continue at 8:00 p.m. with the presentation of the Integrity, Eternity, Rainbow, Maverick and Infinity Awards to distinguished women. (The Honorees will be announced in a separate release.)

The theme of the program on March 26 is “IN TRIBUTE TO PHENOMENAL WOMEN.”The evening will be hosted by Hattie Winston (Becker) and Ted Lange (The Love Boat). Entertainment for the evening of Thursday, March 26, 2015 will include:

Ingrid Graham: “Pearls.” An excerpted solo dance accompanied by live music. This piece explores themes of truth, vulnerability and strength in relationships. Original music performed by Melissa Sharee.

Jovelyn Richards: “Sweet Baby.” 1865. The end of the Civil War, in the aftermath of its devastation, and Maw Maw comes upon a door lying in a field that offers an answer to her question after a life of enslavement, “Free. What dat mean to me now?”

          Clarinda Ross: “From My Grandmother’s Grandmother Unto Me.”  This excerpted storytelling piece chronicles the joys and sorrows of five generations of Appalachian women.

 

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Theme:

RISING ABOVE

          Megan Dolan: “SNACK!” A humorous and sobering look at being a child of divorce that results in emotional eating, and the challenges of parenting your kids and yourself—simultaneously.

          Cheryl Rae : “RIDE:A Life With Tobacco.”  This is a non-linear poetic storytelling about Tobacco- the relief, the happiness and the hold.

          Sharrell D. Luckett: “Young, Gifted and Fat.”  Once 100 pounds heavier, Sharrell serves up interesting insights about her emotional struggle to adjust to life after her major weight loss.

Saturday, March 28,  2015 at 2:00 p.m. Theme:

MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS

          Karen A. Clark: “The Women.” In this encore excerpt, through music, poetry and storytelling, Karen A. reflects on the women in her family, particularly her mother, who provided a “wow” factor.

          Rachae Thomas: “Pieces of Cara.” Through music and spoken word, a young biracial woman takes an amusing look at her unorthodox single parent mother in this storytelling piece.

          Anu Yadav: “Meena’s Dream.” This one-woman play excerpt takes an empowering look at a young girl who wrestles with her deepest fears, while still dreaming of a world where everyone, including her mother, can have enough.

          Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Theme:

GLOBALLY SPEAKING”

          Davina Cole: “All the Colours.”  One woman’s turbulent journey from Africa to the U.K. explores family, civil war and upheaval.

          Stacie Chaiken: “What She Left.”  A young Jewish woman in wartime Warsaw with a fierce will to survive did what she had to do.

          Ingrid Griffith: “Demerara Gold.”  From the voice of a seven-year-old in Guyana, this young girl is left in the clutches of her grandmothers when her parents suddenly get visas to America and leave their children behind.

          Juliette Jeffers: “Pan Gyul.”  A Trinidadian girl in the 1950s who loves to play the steel pan drums deals with the fact that playing the drums was only meant exclusively for men at that time.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Theme:

MOVEMENTS, MATCHMAKERS AND MERMAIDS

          Aizzah Fatima: “Dirty Paki Lingerie.”  Sex, religion and politics collide when Pakistani-American Muslim women air their dirty laundry.

          Kyla Garcia: “The Mermaid Who Learned How to Fly..” Part personal story and part fairy tale, this storytelling piece is a deep exploration of what happens when we allow romantic love to be the ground we stand on, rather than exploring our dreams instead.

          Maria G. Martinez: “For My Cause Your Spirit Will Speak.” A middle-aged Latina/Chicana/Mexicana woman reflects on her journey through the Chicana Movement of the 60s that includes her commitment to the struggle, sexism, and the honorable activism of raising a child.

          Katie Wong (dancer), Raissa Simpson (choreographer): “Study on a Butterfly.”  A metaphoric solo dance piece questions how we relate to the internal struggles of living with pain and depression, when our outward appearance projects contradictory images of health and well-being.

         

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Theme:

DEFINING MOMENTS

          Deborah Dutilh: “Into the Panther’s Cage.” This story chronicles how one woman’s dream state envisions what comes to pass.

          Stephanie Ann Johnson: “Every 21 Days: Cancer, Yoga and Me.” At once funny and poignant, a woman’s victorious health bout ultimately changes her life through personal remembrance, spirituality and yoga.

          Marsha Etell: “Big Butt Girls and Other Fantasies/The Remix.” Through music, dance and a sense of humor as healing elements, this woman gets through the unexpected by not taking herself and life so seriously.

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The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival was founded by Executive Producer Adilah Barnes and Miriam Reed. The Festival is an annual event unique among American cultural institutions and should not be missed.

Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival is a non-profit organization. This year’s annual organizational supporters include the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, City National Bank, Department of Cultural Affairs City of Los Angeles, City of Culver City, and Adilah Barnes Productions.

Admission to the Gala is $50 or two tickets for $90 (includes light fare and Champagne). For the other programs, ticket prices this year include general admission single show tickets at $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Students, seniors, and groups of ten or more, $18. Children 12 and under, $10.

Reservations: (818) 760-0408. Online reservations will be available at http://www.lawtf.org . To join and follow LAWTF on Facebook and Twitter, click on their links at http://www.lawtf.corg

Epic PB&J at Hollywood & Highland on April 2

P&J-DayMARK YOUR CALENDARS HOLLYWOOD!

On National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day, Pop-Tarts is throwing a larger-than-life PB&J-filled celebration for teens at Hollywood & Highland from 3pm to 7pm to celebrate the arrival of its newest, most requested flavor – Frosted PB&J Strawberry. With the help of actress Janel Parrish, Pop-Tarts will create an epic experience with peanut buttery obstacle course racing, slip-n-sliding and more.     

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175px-Robin_Wong_Photography_Bratz_024Pretty Little Liars star Janel Parrish will help LA teens celebrate Pop-Tarts’ newest Frosted PB&J Strawberry flavor on Thursday, April 2, from 3-7 p.m. at Hollywood & Highland                 

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             Hollywood and Highland Center

6801 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

         Thursday, April 2

Event begins at 3 p.m. PT, ends at 7 p.m. PT

**Janel Parrish arrives at 4 p.m. PT

For additional event information on the April 2 event and to learn more about the new Frosted PB&J Strawberry flavor, visit PopTartsCrazyGood.com. Please note that all individuals under the age of 18 participating on the obstacle course must have a parent or guardian present.