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Calendar: Week of April 12
Posted by Canyon News Staff on Apr 12, 2009 - 7:01:21 PM



Back to Back Bacharach and David (Music Review):
April 15
The Music Box @ Fonda in Hollywood, 6122 Hollywood Blvd.
For more information, call 1-800-514-3849 or go to

"Divorce The Musical":
Extended through April 26.
Hudson Mainstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd.
For more information, call (323) 960-1056 or go to


The Lost Studio, 130 S. La Brea Ave.
To find out more, visit or call 800-595-4849.


Bogart Wine Aficionado Dinner
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
May 14, 2009, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles.
The Seventh-Annual Wine Aficionado Dinner benefiting the Bogart Pediatric
Cancer Research Program is titled "2005: Vintage of the Millennium (so far!)" and will feature three flights. Live auction featuring one-of-a kind lots such as a coveted seat on the Robb Report “Car of the Year” panel; two exclusive “Best Cellars” lots featuring highly-rated 2005 vintage wines from around the globe; “Everything’s Coming Up Rosens,” a private movie screening in the home of Fred and Nadine Rosen; a progressive dinner for four couples in four of Los Angeles’ top elite homes; and a sports package featuring an exclusive private tour of the Gary Cypres Sports Museum of Los Angeles. The Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program conducts leukemia and cancer research for infants, children, and adolescents at the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Funds raised by Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program enable the foundation to receive more support for its research and care, resulting in 8 to 10 dollars in research grants for every dollar raised." Support a worthy charity, win prizes and have a ball! Cost: $1,250 For more information, go to, call (323) 330-0520, or email

3rd Annual Greater Los Angeles Step Forward to Cure TSC
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex 5K Walk:
8:00 a.m. (registration); Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. on May 16
Lake Balboa, Van Nuys, CA.
Come and support families going through this disease.
Go to to register and fundraise.
Contact Cindy Chernow: (818) 884-9194,

Only six performances, between April 8 and April 25
The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 244 S. San Pedro St.
Starring Placido Domingo, for a limited time only! Tickets starts $20.

Stravinsky's "Oedipus Rex: Symphony of Psalms/A Dramatic Reinterpretation by Pete Sellars":
At the Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles Philharmonic. Pete Sellars (Director)/ Viola Davis
(narrator)/ Sonja Kostich (dancer)/ Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant
Gershon (Music director)/ Rodrick Dixon, Anne Sofie von Otter, Ryan
McKinny, Daniel Montenegro (vocalists)
For more information, call (323) 850-2000 or visit

"Monty Python’s SPAMALOT: A New Musical Lovingly Ripped Off From the Motion Picture ”˜Monty Python and the Holy Grail'":
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 North Grand Avenue at Temple Street.
Directed by Mike Nichols. For more information, call (213) 972-4400 or
go online to


Business Cares Program for Eliminating Homelessness.
8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Friday, April 24
Macerich Corporation, at 401 Wilshire Boulevard, first floor
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce is honoring The Macerich Corporation for devoting time and resources to the issue of homelessness.
There is public parking available in the 4th St. structure. Come 15 minutes early for coffee and to socialize. RSVP to for a headcount for breakfast. For further information or questions, contact Brian Chase Chamber’s Director of Government Affairs, at (310) 393-9825 Ext. 16.


Levar Burton stars in "The Caterer":
Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 10 through Sunday, May 10
Whitefire Theatre: 13500 Ventura Blvd
Tickets: $34.99. Ample Street Parking will be available. For more information, call (323) 960-7724 or go to

City Attorney's Candidate Forum:
6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 13
Sherman Oaks Elementary School, 14755 Greanleaf Street
Meet the run-off candidates for City Attorney (Carmen Trutanich and Jack
Weiss) the candidates for City Council District 5 (David Vahedi and Paul
Koretz). The run-off election is Tuesday, May 19, 2009. Sponsored by the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council and Sherman Oaks Chamber
of Commerce. Refreshments will be provided.

Business Luncheon:
11:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 16
Cafe Bizou, 14016 Ventura Blvd.
David Nahai, the General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, will be speaking. This event is sponsored by the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce. Members with advance registration pay $30 per ticket, and all others pay $40.


"Louis and Keely Live at The Sahara" (musical):
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at
3:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Geffen Playhouse: 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood Village
For more information, call (310) 208-5454/ or visit

8:00 p.m., Thursday - Saturday through April 26.
Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
For more information, call (310) 477-2055 or visit

Guerilla Yoga:
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
The Hollywood Dance Center, 817 Highland Ave.
Yoga classes and workshops with Marc Holzman. Suggested donation of $10. For more information,  call 323-467-0825, email or or go to

Guerilla Yoga for Women's Club:
6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
Women's Club of Hollywood Neighborhood: Hollywood 1749 North La Brea Ave. Marc Holzman's Guerrila Yoga takes over the Women's Club of Hollywood. Suggested donation of $10. For more information, call (323) 876-8383 or visit

Bicycle Kitchen: Ladies' Night:
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Mondays
Bicycle Kitchen Neighborhood, East Hollywood 706 Heliotrope Dr.
"While most 'ladies' nights' promise half-priced, watery cosmopolitans and
herds of lecherous desperados, the Bicycle Kitchen (a non-profit cycling
workshop) is all about female camaraderie." Gather to learn bicycle maintenance
basics and have fun. For more information, call (323) 662-2776.


UCLA MFA Actors Showcase:
1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 13
The Geffen Playhouse, 10886 LeConte Avenue, Westwood Village
The show lasts 60 minutes, and will be followed by a reception. Valet parking is free. RSVP by calling (310) 825-2261, emailing or going online to

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books:
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 26
UCLA, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Entrance is free. Starting on April 19, tickets will be available on UCLA campus parking: $9, and shuttle buses will be available from the festival entrances to nearby UCLA parking lots.

Ancient Gods and Modern Politics:
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., April 11, 2009 ”“ September 13, 2009
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Museum hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Admission is free for members, $5 general admission, $3 for children and
seniors, and is free for children under 12. Admission is free the first
Wednesday of every month.

"The Seafarer":
April 14-24
Geffen Playhouse: 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood Village
Featuring Andrew Connolly, Tom Irwin, John Mahoney, Paul Vincent
O’Connor and Matt  Roth. For more information, call (310) 208-5454 or

This week's Calendar was assembled by intrepid Canyon News staff members Walt Garcia, Susana Marcelo, Mike Ebrahimi, Naeem Ataian, Susie Kopecky and Kimmi Stephan.


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