LOCAL EVENTS: Westwood - Brentwood

Westwood

“Othello”

Sunday, May 4, 2 pm

James Bridges Theater, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, 235 Charles E. Young Drive, Westwood

Othello in HD – L.A. Theatre Works and Brit Week LA bring a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy, filmed live at England’s National Theatre, to Los Angeles audiences with this HD broadcast. Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans, James Bond: Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of Athens, One Man, Two Guvnors) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of Hamlet. Othello, newly married to Desdemona – who is half his age – is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favor of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

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Featured Local Schools

Academic Excellence, Community of Faith, Leadership

Corpus Christi School

Corpus Christi Catholic K-8 Elementary and Middle School

890 Toyopa Drive, Pacific Palisades
For Information call - (310) 454-9411
http://www.corpuschristi-school.com/

Corpus Christi school is a K-8 coed Catholic School which strives to provide an education that develops the “whole child,” incorporating top academic standards, the promotion of personal responsibility within a spiritual-based nurturing environment. Educators deliver a diverse, cutting-edge curriculum including a one-to-one iPad program to support this philosophy. Service based learning and community outreach inspires each child with a greater appreciation of their global communities and others. An engaging and developmental curriculum prepares each student for academic and personal success through confidence, critical thinking and inspiring a thirst for knowledge.

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Green Corner

Santa Monica

Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup – Earth Day

Saturday, April 26, 10 am - Noon

Santa Monica Pier, On the north side of the pier, Santa Monica

If you want to help protect the ocean you love from pollution, Heal the Bay can help. From volunteering with your friends and family at one of our monthly beach cleanups. Our monthly Nothin’ But Sand cleanups are open to all. This is a great opportunity for you and your friends to get involved! Volunteers must be 12 years old or accompanied by a parent.

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Live Theatre

Pacific Palisades

“Don’t Dress for Dinner”

Runs Friday - Sunday, April 4 - May 11

Theatre Palisades, 941 Temescal Canyon Road, Pacific Palisades

From the playwright who penned the highly successful Broadway revival Boeing Boeing comes another zesty and hilarious farce. Bernard plans a weekend tryst with his delectable mistress, but you know what they say about the best-laid plans . . . Don’t Dress for Dinner is a deliriously convoluted comedy that gets zanier by the minute.

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Upcoming Events

Topanga

15th Annual Topanga Earth Day

Saturday & Sunday, April 19 & 20

Topanga Community Club Fair Grounds, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga

An authentic annual gathering of Musical performances, Guest speakers, a Gallery of ecological artists, Non-profit organizations, complimentary Workshops; biodegradable & sustainable solutions, innovative environmental demonstration area, Composting, Water conservation, Native planting, Organic Food Gardening, Primitive skills & Living by example, Ecological products and services, Alternative energy, Healing arts, Organic food & beverages (vegetarian only), and a free Bio-diesel shuttle. Topanga Earth Day is a gathering for all ages, all cultures, and all families.

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What's Cooking

From ShockinglyDelicious.com

How to color an Easter egg naturally

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Put down the Paas, and pick up some foods you already have in your kitchen to make the most beautiful, naturally colored Easter eggs. Start with my foolproof recipe for hard cooked eggs, and you’re on your way to a beautiful holiday basket.

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From ShockinglyDelicious.com

Grammy’s Italian Easter Bread

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Soft, warm, fragrant, eggy, wonderful Italian Easter bread, made easily by letting the bread machine do the hard work, and then baked in the oven for the prettiest look. Get out the butter, because this baby is good for Easter and for ham sandwiches the next day!

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Family Fun

Theatre Palisades Youth Program presents

Theatre Palisades Summer Workshop Auditions for Shrek the Musical

Friday, April 25, 3:30 - 6pm & Saturday, April 26, 2 - 5pm

Theatre Palisades, 941 Temescal Canyon Road, Pacific Palisades

Theatre Palisades Youth is excited to announce auditions for their next play: latest Shrek the Musical. Prepare a song approximately 1 minute in length that shows your personality and vocal range. It must be memorized. Songs from a musical are best. Pop songs are strongly discouraged. You will learn a short dance combination. Please dress accordingly. No open-toed shoes. You will cold read from the script..

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Westwood Branch Library hosts

Wednesday Storytimes at the Library

Wednesdays 11:00 am

Westwood Branch Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue, Westwood
Program Free

Toddler & Baby Storytimes are held every Wednesday at 11 am at the Westwood Branch Library. They are held every other week for different age groups. View link below to see what group is meeting this week

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Music

Santa Monica

Live Music at Harvelle’s

On-Going - Visit Website for schedules & times

Harvelle's, 1432 4th Street, Santa Monica

Established in 1931, Harvelle’s is the oldest live music venue on the Westside. This dark, sexy room is the perfect spot for listening, dancing and drinking to the best local, national and international acts. “Read More” to visit Website for schedules & Times

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Movies

Local Guides

Local Movie Show Times

Easily find local Westside area movies & show times from Google…

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Outdoors

Temescal Canyon Association

Monthly Sunday Hikes

All Hikes start at 9 am

Temescal Gateway Park parking lot at the northwest corner of Sunset Blvd & Temescal Canyon Road.

•April 13th: The Rendezvous Hike – We will take the beautiful trail up Santa Ynez Canyon to Trippet Ranch and meet with Sierra Club groups to celebrate John Muir’s 176th birlthday, about a seven-mile round trip with moderate gain.

•May 18th: We will hike about three miles from Malibu Creek State Park to Paramount Ranch to join the festivities at the Banjo and Fiddle Contest. Admission is $20.00, $15.00 for seniors.

•AND on May 13th we will resume our popular Tuesday evening walks by hiking the trails around Will Rogers State Historic Park. As usual we will meet in the Temescal parking lot at 6:00.

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Your guide to the SM Mountains

OUTDOORS Hikes

Hikes & Events happening daily

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Make the most of your OUTDOORS experience in the Santa Monica Mountains. Read More to link to the events calendar and search for National Park Service programs in the recreation area near you.

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Worth the Drive

Antelope Valley

23rd Annual California Poppy Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27

Lancaster City Park, 43011 10th St W, Lancaster
Tickets: Adults-$8, Child & Senior-$5, under 5 free.

Two days of music, art, food and fun celebrating the state flower of California and the appearance of poppies in the Antelope Valley!

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