It's Sunday! As you prepare for Thanksgiving, here are some Sunday "Gayle on the Go!" suggestions for entertaining family and friends. Enjoy!
Fund the Getaway
Restoration of the 1969 Corwin Getaway Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
323 964 6331
We can join the Petersen Automotive Museum effort to restore this 1969 Corwin Getaway. The vehicle was built in Los Angeles by African American Cliff Hall and named after Beverly Hills businessman Louis Corwin, the primary financial backer of the project. Hall designed the vehicle as practical and inexpensive transportation more practical than a motorcycle. For donation information, go to Petersen.org website.
Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
According to this exhibit, historically, artists working outside of the mainstream fine art tastes were marginalized or ignored and put into a box labeled “underground.” In 1993, the exhibit Kustom Kulture: Von Dutch, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Robert Williams, & Others opened at the Laguna Art Museum, introducing a car-centric culture to the Art world and acted as a catalyst for Juxtapoz Magazine. Juxtapoz Magazine sought to highlight the works of the unconventional and continues to promote all genres of artists.
Drawing inspiration from Juxtapoz Magazine, the most read art magazine in the world, Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School features the works of “lowbrow” artists, focusing on those working outside the mainstream tastes of the fine art world. Unlearning the ideas of “acceptable” art forms, these artists use their advanced technical skills to create “low brow” works of art. By addressing themes such as automobiles, comic books, psychedelic posters, surfing, skateboarding, and B-movie monsters, the exhibit seeks to feature artists who have contributed to the tradition of automotive themes rooted in the “Kustom Kulture” origins of the magazine.
Pasadena Model Railroad Club Fall Open House
5458 Alhambra Avenue
323 222 1718
Here’s a sign of the season. TRAINS! The Pasadena Model Railroad Club is having its Fall Open House. There are model trains here for all ages from all eras: steam, diesel, modern freight, old freight, classic passenger trains and Amtrak, plus breathtaking scenery and theatrical. For open house hours and admission fees, please check the website http://www.pmrrc.org
Toy Train Show
Glendale Civic Auditorium 1401 North
818 848 2653
Here's another sign of the season. More Trains! The Toy Train Show in Glendale. All gauges of train, both new and used are available, as well as train layouts. For admission and parking information, check the ttos-sw-org website.
J.D. Hobby Center
471 West 6th Street
310 514 3702
Described as Southern California’s largest hobby shop, the J.D. Hobby Center offers something for everyone interested in model building and collectibles. Hmmm! It might be a place to find some unique holiday gifts!
Owner Louis Lee says his massive hobby shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, ready for holiday shopping.
28th Annual Winter Fantasy
Sawdust Art & Craft Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road
949 494 3030
Great gifts are also available at the 28th Annual Winter Fantasy Sawdust Art and Craft Festival in Laguna Beach. This is the opening weekend for more than 170 artists, plus live music, entertainment, art demonstrations and hands on art classes.
Barnsdall Art & Craft Fair
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Barnsdall Art Center presents Barnsdall Art and Craft Fair on November 18, 2018 from 10am to 4pm at the iconic Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood. The Barnsdall Art and Craft Fair is FREE, kid-friendly and a wonderful way to enjoy art with friends and family. Just in time for some holiday shopping, guests can expect a fun day out as they purchase homemade goods, catering to all tastes and budgets, in support of local artists.
Barnsdall Art and Craft Fair showcases diverse work from the Art Center students and faculty including handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, cards, prints, paintings, drawings and photography. Browse work from local artisans and find the perfect Holiday gift from the next statement piece to the ideal coffee mug. Located next to the world renowned, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House, and a stone’s throw from the prestigious Los Angeles County Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Center is home to a variety of fabulous artisans and craftspeople. Proceeds from the event will support arts programming and education for Los Angeles kids and adults at Barnsdall Art Center. http://www.barnsdall.org
Latin American Bazaar
Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Just in time for holiday shopping, the Autry Store presents a show and sale of handmade Mexican pottery, rugs, and clothing. Works by Oaxacan master carver Jacobo Angeles Ojeda are showcased and available for purchase along with a diverse selection of carvings by other Oaxacan artisans.
Roberta Angeles presents her handmade embroidered dresses, scarves, and shirts alongside Zapotec rugs. The sale and show also features hundreds of hand coiled Mata Ortiz pots with both traditional and contemporary designs by master potter Jorge Quintana and others.
Ski Dazzle: The Los Angeles Ski Show Snowboard Expo Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
If the Winter fantasy of snowboarding and skiing are on your mind, then march over to the Los Angeles Convention Center for Ski Dazzle, described as North America’s largest annual consumer ski and snowboard show.
41st Annual Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
2627 East Colorado Boulevard, Between Altadena Drive and San Gabriel Boulevard,
626 590 7596
Known as the twisted sister of the conventional Rose Parade, there’s this, the “Doo Dah Parade” that’s an eccentric version of the Tournament of Roses Parade tradition. The fun and satire begins at 11am. For more information, check the pasadenadoodahparade.info website.
Chinese Lantern Festival
1101 West McKinley Avenue
The Magical Chinese Lantern Festival lights up the night at the Fairplex in Pomona. This all-ages experience features more than 1,000 hand-crafted lanterns, live entertainment and delicious food. Ticket information information is available at http://www.fairplex.com
L.A. Zoo Lights
5333 Zoo Drive
The Los Angeles Zoo is a Winter Wonderland because of its holiday zoo lights. Take a 60-to-90 minute stroll through animal themed light displays, get a glimpse of real reindeer and keep warm with hot cocoa and other holiday treats.
Enchanted Forest of Light
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge
818 949 4200
There’s the nighttime experience of the ENCHANTED FOREST OF LIGHT at Descanso Gardens. Take a one mile walk through unique lighting installations in some of the magnificent garden areas. Go to the descansogardens.org website in advance of your visit to reserve your timed entry tickets.
Valley Relics Museum
Grand Opening! NEW Location!
7900 Balboa Boulevard
Hangar C3 & C4
818 616 4083
And, this is the grand opening weekend for the new location of the Valley Relics Museum, which has moved from its Chatsworth location to this new larger facility at Lake Balboa.
Museum hours are Thursday through Sunday. For admission information and more check the valleyrelicsmuseum.org website.
Make it a “bright lights in the big city” Saturday! Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.
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