Despite the challenges of temporary pandemic closure, MANY organizations are offering interesting and fun VIRTUAL events. Here are some Saturday “Gayle on the VIRTUAL Go! suggestions.
Take a look! Enjoy!
Doll Making Workshop with Nawili Grey @ 2pm
All Dolled Up
40th Annual Black Doll Show
William Grant Still Arts Center
“All Dolled Up!”, the 40th Annual Black Doll Show at the William Grant Still Arts Center in Los Angeles, is a virtual event due to the pandemic. However, one of the longest running displays of Black Dolls in Los Angeles is still educational and interactive. More than two dozen doll artists are involved. Today at 2pm, there is a doll making class with Nawili Gray. It’s free on Facebook Live.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Virtual Tour
For the first time, we can see NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory – VIRTUALLY. This is an interactive tour which takes us to several locations at the 177-acre laboratory. Each location is loaded with dozens of points of interest – including videos, fun facts, and images. Take a look at jpl.nasa.gov/virtual-tour.
California Indian Basketry: Artistry & Symbolism @ 11am
Bowers at Home
714 567 3600
North American Indian tribes have produced many of the finest baskets in the world. And, according to this morning’s Bowers Museum event, the baskets woven by several tribes in Central California and Western Nevada from 1895 to 1940 are considered true art masterpieces. The authors California Indian Basketry: Artistry and Symbolism are having an online presentation at 11am. Five-dollar and ten-dollar tickets are available at bowers.org.
Anonymous Donor to Match All Donations Up to $25,000
Spay Neuter Trust Fund
L.A. Animal Services
L.A. Animal Services is getting some help with its spay and neuter program. An anonymous donor has pledged 25-thousand dollars in matching funds. L.A. Animal Services officials say our contributions to the matching pledge will provide spay and neuter surgeries to pets in underserved communities. By the way, it the law in the City of Los Angeles for all cats and dogs to be spayed or neutered after the age of four months.
To donate and for information about L.A. Animal Services spay/neuter clinics, check the websites.
56th Annual Pasadena Showcase House Design
The Newly Reimagined Locke House
360-Degree View Virtual Tour
$17.50 Per Ticket
Arcadia’s 1937 Federal country style Locke House is the star of the 56th Annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design, which is a little different this time. The pandemic has transformed this in-person experience into a virtual, 360-degree tour.
Seven different designers contributed to the renovation, each taking on a different part of the house, which was originally built by famed “Hollywood society” architect Gerard Colcard in 1937.
Tickets are $17.50 to explore this magnificent restoration. Check in at pasadenashowcase.org. Proceeds benefit Pasadena music programs.
You I Like: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Herman
Conceived and Music Directed by Andy Einhorn
Pasadena Playhouse presents “YOU I LIKE: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF JERRY HERMAN.” This virtual musical revue honors the genius of Jerry Herman responsible for the Broadway classics “HELLO DOLLY!; MAME, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, and more.
The Andy Einhorn production is the first theatrical tribute by a professional theater company since the passing of the Tony Award winning Broadway legend December 2019. Tickets are available for $29.99 at playhouselive.org.
So, let’s make this a “despite the challenges, an entertaining” Saturday! Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.