The Weekend Go Go: Wood Boy Dog Fish, Getty Garden Party, Barnsdall Art Sale + More!

Pinocchio revisited....
Pinocchio revisited….

1. Flirting with sweaters

2. Overdosing on pumpkin everything

3. Bracing for Muzak Xmas carols.

Ms. Go Go is going out on a limb and calling it fall.

No Strings Attached

Did you love the Little Golden Book of Pinocchio as kid?

Or the Disney movie?

Wood Boy Dog Fish is neither of those things.

Rogue Artists Ensemble‘s retelling of Carlo Collodi’s classic The Adventures of Pinocchio is definitely not for the small fry.

Set in a shabby seaside amusement park, the sophisticated, playfully creepy production, which premieres Friday night  at Bootleg Theater, incorporates puppetry (natch), masks, dance, interactive sets, projected media, illusions and high-tech special effects.

The latter includes a scene set in an old carnival ride that can be enhanced with 3D glasses (for a suggested donation),

Screaming with your hands in the air presumably optional.

WOOD BOY DOG FISH — World premiere Fri, Nov 13 (w/ post-production reception) & Sat, Nov 14 @ 7pm; Thurs, Fri, Sat through Dec 12 @ 7pm; plus two 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, Nov. 28 and Sunday, Nov. 29 (dark Nov. 26 & 27).  $18 – $50Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd, LA 90057.  Tix & more info HERE.

How to eat in autumn...
How to eat in autumn…

Feast your Eyes

There’s a new Salad Garden in town and the Getty Center’s got it.

Even better, you’re invited for a FREE celebration to welcome leafy goodness before the family holiday onslaught of canned cranberries and cartons of noxious eggnog.

Not to mention a final, lovely fresh air outing before Godzilla finally clobbers the Blob and El Nino sweeps in. (C’mon…rain, already!)

So much to do….

Green and greet!  Meet artist and “Salad for President” blogger Julia Sherman, the mover and shaker behind the Getty Salad Garden, which you can tour to check out the edible greens.

Get inspired!  Sign up for one of the evening’s two, limited-space tours of the Getty’s food-themed exhibitions The Edible Monument: The Art of Food Festivals and Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Food in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.  Basically, they knew how to party with food.

Drink in beauty!  Bring a picnic blanket and gaze upon lovely vistas.  Listen to a live set by KCRW DJ Anne Litt.  Sip a special salad-inspired cocktail by New York based cocktail designer Arley Marks; available at the cash bar.

Be glad you’re not in Fargo, North Dakota: temperature 28 degrees.

It’s good to be an Angeleno….

GETTY GARDEN PARTY — Sat, Nov 14; 6-8:30 pm. Art exhibition tours at 6:15 and 6:50; sign-up required/space limited.  FREEGetty Center; For GPS and maps use  N Sepulveda Blvd & Getty Center Dr, LA 90049.  More info HERE.

The loveliest holiday sale in town.
Buy beautiful.

Sunday Lovely Sunday

Does the prospect of malls full of holidazed shoppers make you want to hibernate for the holidays?

Consider the Barnsdall Art Center Holiday Art Sale + Fundraiser where you can literally shop above it all.

Head to Barnsdall Art Park this Sunday for a day of beauty.  Buy gorgeous artisanal goods at the Holiday Art Sale while enjoying delicious local food and drink.  Win raffle prizes.  Support arts education.

Did Ms. Go Go mention FREE admission?

That was easy.

With your holiday shopping — plus totally deserved treat for self  — done, peruse the Fiberlicious exhibit at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.

Then, tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece: the newly restored Hollyhock House.

Check off  L.A. bucket list.

Return home refreshed by art and with your holiday shopping done.

Compare with Quiznos and sugar-crazed children at the mall.

BARNSDALL ART CENTER HOLIDAY ART SALE — Sun, Nov 15 10am – 4pm.  FREE admission; $5 food & drink or raffle ticketsJunior Arts Center Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, LA 90027.  Holiday sale tix & info HERE.  Barnsdall Art Park info, including parking, HERE.

Survivor Girls and ukeleles (Photo courtesy of Laurie Kallevig)
Survivor Girls and ukeleles (Photo courtesy of Laurie Kallevig.)

More Weekend Go Go Fun!

Los Angeles Comedy Festival — Film!  TV!  Web!  Screenplay!  Stand-up!  Live!  Through Sun 11/22

25th Annual Craftsman Festival — Walking/driving tours!  Workshops!  Films! Receptions at private residences!  FREE admission to exhibition hall!  Fri 11/13 – Sun 11/15

Survivor Girl Ukelele Band Benefit — Great music by local faves!  FREE Indian food!  Benefits survivors of human trafficking!  Sun 11/15

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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