Monday, July 21, 2008

Three Things to check out - July 21 - 27

Here are three cool things to check out this week.

1) Do you know about Grand Performances in downtown L.A.? I'm so impressed with the work of this arts organization. Each summer, they present a season of fantastic, fun and free entertainment in the watercourt nestled in the center of California Plaza. You can bring in your own picnic and enjoy the fun under the night sky. This coming weekend they present Rupa and the April Fishes, Delfoes Danza Contemporanea, and Slivovitz and Soul.

2) Catch the final screenings at the Old Pasadena Film Festival. This film festival is free to the public, and shows films in outdoor locations like courtyards and on rooftops. On Friday night the classic "Roman Holiday" with Audrey Hepburn is shown at 8:00 p.m., followed by Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" at 10:00 p.m. On Saturday, catch Hepburn again in "Funny Face." Or power-nap during the day so you can stay up and see the entire "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy shown from 10:00 p.m. until dawn.

3) Go take a trip down to Long Beach, and visit the Long Beach Museum of Art. This little gem of a museum is set in an historic Craftsman bungalow overlooking Long Beach harbor. On July 27th it opens an exhibition of its Robert Rauschenberg collection. It also has a wonderful collection of California Plein-Air paintings, and a beautiful outdoor dining patio.

Today's photo is three blooms of the fragrant David Austin Rose, "Jude the Obscure."

5 comments:

Cactus Petunia said...

I have a Jude the Obscure rose in my garden too...I got it from Heirloom Roses in St. Paul, Oregon. An amazing rose! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be reading yours a lot, I can see already!

g said...

I love Heirloom Roses in Oregon. Got all my roses there - well, almost all!

Jason said...

Your blog represents to me so much that is right with the world. Every time I stop by, it's like a breath of fresh air. Thank you for that!

And, especially, thanks for your comment today. I appreciate the insight and perspective from somebody I respect.

Have a lovely day.

Ellie said...

Oooh, count me in on the Doves Today bandwagon too!

The Stuffmeister said...

Roses are cool, I suppose. Beauty and thorns. Love and anger. But hey, check this out:

http://flickr.com/photos/hemlok/2635100250/

Beauty, harsh and spare, and yet delicious...

mikey