“Blood & Dumplings” and “Absinthe, Opium & Magic: 1920’s Shanghai”: Chinese geishas and the San Gabriel Valley.

  Mother’s Day is imminent and whether you have a Mother Mary or a Mommy Dearest, isn’t it best to indulge your love of murder and mayhem before you see la mere ? The following tours, one literal, one theatrical, will  soothe all bloodthirsty inclinations so you can sit down to Sunday brunch with a clear conscience.      Hollywood may get the most…