Arts & Entertainment

It was SRO for TAC’s 10-Minute Play Festival

Topanga Actors Company (TAC) first Ten-Minute Play Festival was a cornucopia of creativity, a feast for theater lovers, standing room only (SRO), and a darn good time. Nine directors, twenty-seven actors, two…

Topanga Teen Directs The Princess Bride for TYS

Directing a full-length play is a tough gig and not for the faint of heart. Yet, for 15-year-old Sierra Friday, who is directing The Princess Bride for Topanga Youth Services, it comes…

Poetry Night at Café 27 Features LA Poet Rick Lupert

Poetry Night at Café 27, presented by Loose Lips Poetry Series and sponsored by the Messenger Mountain News, debuts on October 27, from 4-6 p.m., at Café 27 in Topanga. The event…

Noche De Ofrenda–An Evening of Altars and Remembrance

Grand Park and Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) are proud to present the annual commemoration of Noche de Ofrenda (Night of Altars) on Saturday, October 26, from 7–9 p.m. at Grand…

What’s Happening Now? Diving Into The Artist’s Mind

Did you know that Monet’s Water Lilies refers not to one painting but a series of 250 paintings that he did over his lifetime? He purposely purchased property and planted waterlilies in…

Preston Smith

Halfway through his show on September 21, singer-songwriter Preston Smith tilted his signature fedora sideways and put on a pair of Elvis-style shades. “Should we get real gone for a change?” he…

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Acclaimed Photographers Raise Thousands for Arts Education

City Hearts’ recent Fresh Focus photography charity auction raised thousands for their arts education programs aimed at helping at-risk children On September 8, City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts and…

TCG Presents What’s Happening Now

Artists are driven to create. Some are quite methodical, set time for their creativity on a regular basis and tend to work in series as they explore new methods, colors or techniques.…

Loose Lips Poetry Series, October 19

Loose Lips has received ten matching grants from Poets & Writers, a high honor for the series, which is dedicated to bringing a diverse array of the best contemporary poets to Topanga…

Balanchine’s Ballet Jewels at Music Center, October 24–27

Two of the world’s preeminent arts organizations, Mariinsky Ballet accompanied by the Mariinsky Orchestra, will open The Music Center’s dance season with five performances of George Balanchine’s Jewels at the Dorothy Chandler…