Paley Center NY & LA are celebrating Black History Month with events for kids and adults! Visitors will be able to enjoy archived screening with Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington, Diahann Carroll, Lee Daniels, Cicely Tyson, and others share personal stories as they introduce historic TV moments from Julia, Soul Train, Roots, In Living Color, Scandal, Empire and many more programs. You’ll be able to see portraits of iconic talents and walk the red carpet with favorite stars! Attendees can share pictures on social with #PaleyTribute.
In Los Angeles, the monitors are on the second floor with the portraits. In New York, you can watch the full tributes in the Spielberg Gallery or go to the Library on the fourth floor to watch individual Tribute segments.
Attendees in both New York and Los Angeles will have the opportunity to watch classic and significant programs from the Paley Archive that celebrate and examine the African-American experience (see schedule below)
NY & LA:
February 5 and February 12
The Proud Family: “Party” (2002)
Penny Proud parties down in this episode of the popular animated family sitcom. (23 minutes)
The Muppet Show: Lena Horne (1976)
Legendary vocalist Lena Horne drops by for a visit with Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang. (24 minutes)
Bernie Mac Show: “The Night of Terror” (2005)
Zombies, played for laughs, because that’s what happens when you combine comedian Bernie Mac and kids. (30 minutes)
Julia: “Am I, Pardon the Expression, Blacklisted?” (1968)
Groundbreaking sitcom about widowed nurse Julia Baker (Diahann Carroll) and her young son, Corey. (25 minutes)
The Richard Pryor Show: Robin Williams, Charles Fletcher (1977)
Controversial in its time, this comedy-variety show hosted by comedian Richard Pryor lasted just four episodes, due to disagreements over content with the network (NBC). (51 minutes)
In Living Color (1990)
Homey D. Clown clowns around in this installment of the influential sketch comedy show created by Keenen Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans. (23 minutes)
ABC Novel for Television: Roots (1977)
Premiere episode of iconic miniseries (celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year), based on Alex Haley’s book, focuses on Kunta Kinte, an African warrior who is captured by slave traders and brought to America. (37 minutes)
NY & LA:
February 19 and February 26
Sesame Street: “Big Birds Pen Pal” (2002)
Sweep the clouds away with this diversity-themed episode of the great American children’s series, still running strong in its forty-eighth year.
Justice League: “Legends Part 1” (2002)
Superhero superteam battles supervillains in alternate dimension. (22 minutes)
Justice League: “Legends Part 2” (2002)
Superheroes vs. supervillains, part two. (22 minutes)
Teen Titans: “Car Trouble” (2003)
Cyborg’s new supercar starts with T, and that stands for trouble. (22 minutes)
The Oprah Winfrey Show: “Malcolm X” (1992)
Oprah chats with director Spike Lee about his film Malcolm X, plus Malcolm’s widow and daughter. (44 minutes)
Paris: “Dead Men Don’t Kill” (1979)
Paris (James Earl Jones) tries to save a possibly innocent man on death row in this stark episode of the criminally underappreciated cop drama. (50 minutes)
Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Piano Lesson (1995)
TV adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a family in 1930s Pittsburgh and the conflict over an antique piano, a family heirloom with great symbolic value; starring Charles Dutton, Alfre Woodard, and Courtney B. Vance. (1 hour 40 minutes)
In New York and Los Angeles, families are welcome to enjoy family screenings and craft activities that celebrate African-American history and pop culture.
Also in New York, the Paley Center’s Education department will present two workshops:
Wednesday, February 22, 2017; 2:00 pm
Screening and Discussion: CBS Reports: Who Speaks for Birmingham (1961)
Come see this rarely seen one hour in-depth news report which sought to let Birmingham residents, both black and white, speak on behalf of their community, then the center of international attention due to racial violence and strife.
Recommended for children ages 14 and older.
Thursday, February 23, 2017; 2:00 pm
Workshop: The Civil Rights Movement and Television
In the years between 1954 and 1965, more legislation was passed, more court decisions were rendered, and more social change was effected in the name of civil rights than ever before. The rise of the Civil Rights Movement paralleled the growing use of television in the United States. In 1950 television was still in its infancy, but by 1960, televisions were present in 90 percent of American homes. Television provided the American public with a means to witness the struggle for civil rights nearly in real time and led a more informed society to enact social change. In this workshop participants view and discuss important television clips from the Paley Center’s civil rights archive.
Recommended for children ages 13 and older.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations.
Exhibits, Screenings, & Family Activities
February 2017, in Los Angeles & New York
Wednesdays to Sundays
12:00 to 5:00 pm (LA)
12:00 to 6:00 pm; Thursdays until 8:00 pm (NY)
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Paley Center for Media in LA
465 N. Beverly Drive,
at S. Santa Monica Blvd.
More info about visiting.
The Paley Center for Media in NY
25 West 52 Street
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
More info about visiting.
Posted in free, Los Angeles, Made in America, museum, Race in America Tagged with: Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Empire, In Living Color, Julia, Kerry Washington, Lee Daniels, Los Angeles, New York City, Oprah Winfrey, Paley Center, PaleyTribute, Roots, SCANDAL, Soul Train
Binge on at Cinefamily for a marathon of the beloved sci fi series X-Files on the big screen! Join Mulder and Scully (aka David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) the stars of the dark mystery that ruled the 90s with other fans who grew up being scared by our favorite duo. As we count down the days for the series to return to FOX on January 24th with a six episode special series event (X-Files) you can enjoy the best episodes of the original series at Cinefamily in West Hollywood. The host for the evening is Kumail Nanjiani, podcaster and guest star of the upcoming series that will take us on a memory tour and a special live episode of his podcast ‘The X-Files Files’. You can expect a few surprise X-Files cast & crew appearances, plus the sneak peek of the first new episode and be surrounded by other fans to talk about your personal favorite episodes! I have to say MY personal favorite is “War of the Coprophages” the twelfth episode of the third season. I can’t be the only one who tried to brush the bug off their tv screen !
So who’s joining Kumail for “This is going to be the greatest day of my life.” this Saturday? Want to split a popcorn with me???? YOLO!!!
FREE ADMISSION Saturday, January 16th, 12pm – 10pm
Watch the Cinefamily original X-files trailer: https://vimeo.com/150544251
The Cinefamily presents The X-Files: Live Podcast and Marathon with sneak preview of new X-Files episode
THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event on FOX beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25(8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT). The all-new episodes will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. Featuring appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN. Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.
The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
ADMISSION / TICKET INFO
*Free Admission by Pre-Registration. Cinefamily Members receive priority admission.
*Seating is first-come, first-serves, pre-registration does not guarantee admission, seating subject to availability
Cinefamily Members receive priority admission: Member info
ABOUT THE CINEFAMILY
The Cinefamily is one of Los Angeles’ premiere nonprofit cinematheques, with a mission to revitalize the filmgoing experience by fostering a sense of discovery, and building a community around its exceptional, weird and wonderful cinematic events. With a daily line-up that is “breathtaking in its scope and ambition” (Peter Martin, Cinematical), The Cinefamily is transforming the landscape of first-run art house and repertory cinema through distinct programming, unusual events, and vital cultural collaborations. The L.A. Weekly described its opening in 2007, as “a climate-altering event for Los Angeles moviegoers.” In 2013, Executive Director Hadrian Belove was named as one of Indiewire’s top 40 Influencers in the world of independent film. Memorable events include Truth and Soul, Inc., The Films of Robert Downey Sr., the L.A. premiere of Cave of Forgotten Dreams, done as a pop-up 3-D screening inside the Natural History Museum with speaker Werner Herzog and a 5000 person after-party, the LA cast and crew sneak preview of Boyhood, reunion events (Space Ghost, Party Down, The Adventures of Pete and Pete), and musical performances by artists including Stephin Merritt, No Age, and Tenacious D.
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Fall is here and I’m ALL about the beer! Well the CRAFT beer to be found at the first annual 2015 Burbank Beer Festival this October 17! It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the (hopefully) cool fall weather with leaves changing, moon and a street festival. The Burbank Beer Festival will stretch San Fernando Boulevard with a celebration of 85 ice-cold craft beers on tap that will appeal to every palate as you enjoy live music, vendors and more.
The festival will have two sessions of sampling from 12 -3 pm or 4-7 pm showcasing local and out of state craft breweries. The street fair is open to the public and to purchase tickets to the beer tasting areas please click here.
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Craft Beer Session I: 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Craft Beer Session II: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Street Fair Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Downtown Burbank – North San Fernando Blvd., between Magnolia Blvd. and Angeleno Ave
Tickets are $40 and include a tasting glass and 3 ounce craft beer samples from more than 45 different breweries. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter the festival’s sampling blocks and to consume alcohol. Tickets will also be sold at the door while supplies last. Entry to the street fair portion of the event is free of charge. For more information, please visit or www.dtnbur.com
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Third Street Promenade and KCRW DJs Get Loose for the Second Voyage of Sonic Submarine on August 22nd
Funky Outdoor Festival Spins Back Into Downtown Santa Monica with KCRW DJ’s Raul Campos, Travis Holcombe, & Anthony Valadez
Get ready for free fun on Saturday, August 22nd in Santa Monica! KCRW DJs are spinning tunes at the annual Third Street Promenade Outdoor DJ Festival. It’s a great way to enjoy the end of summer with music and dancing under the stars.
Are you ready for a blast of sound to wash over the beach? Well Downtown Santa Monica Third Street Promenade? It’s a great opportunity to have fun, socialize with friends and (of course) get your flirt on with a blast of funk with Sonic Submarine, it’s an outdoor DJ music festival that’s taking place August 22 from 6 – 11pm. It stretches from Santa Monica Blvd to Arizona Avenue for pedestrians to listen to great music and also enjoy the chance to meander down the street
. It’s from DTSM, Inc.
, with three of KCRW’s premier on-air disc jockeys who will roll out hour-long sets in succession as the moon grooves its way to the Pacific.
Sonic Submarine DJ Lineup
“After last year’s show, we knew we had to bring Sonic Submarine back. Third Street Promenade is the cultural hub of this city’s incredible energy – we can’t wait to turn up the beat and once again dance like everyone is watching… because they are! This isthe Promenade, after all,” says Mackenzie Carter, Director of Marketing & Operations for DTSM Inc.
Last year, over 500 people turned up for the festival, which is free to the public.
Sonic Submarine DJ Festival
Third Street Promenade (Between Santa Monica Blvd. & Arizona Ave.)
August 22, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Posted in festival, free, Los Angeles, music Tagged with: Anthony Valadez, August 22, DJ, DJ Michael Ammann, Free, free & funky, fun things to do, KCRW, Los Angeles, music festival, Raul Campos, Santa Monica, Third Street Promenade, Travis Holcombe, Voyage of Sonic Submarine
Who wants to meet me DTLA and dance under the sun to celebrate the 2015 National Dance day? As you can see from the schedule below they have a full day of dancing with styles that will appeal to everyone. I have my eye on the Bollywood since I want to shake my hips!
NATIONAL DANCE DAY – FREE
The Music Center Plaza | Saturday, July 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
National Dance Day’s flagship west coast celebration is back at The Music Center and better than ever. Lace up and grab your friends for a day of dance with So You Think You Can Dance creator Nigel Lythgoe and celebrities from the show as they lead the crowd in the official National Dance Day routines. The day continues with short classes for all ages and interactive performances by some of the best and brightest young dance talent in Los Angeles!
Food and beverages available for purchase onsite.
Be a part of the official count!
11:05 a.m. Warm-up with NATHAN TRASORAS
11:20 a.m. Beginner Routine, led by CHEHON
11:40 a.m. Advanced Routine, led by RAY LEEPER
12:10 p.m. Dizzy Feet Community Partners: DEA YOUTH PERFORMANCE and SAN PEDRO CITY BALLET Performance and Workshop
12:40 p.m. BUST A MOVE performance
12:55 – 3:00 p.m. Performances and workshops by:
Visit musiccenter.org/ndd for the Official National Dance Day routines.
Schedule and artists subject to change.
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LEGO® Dimensions™ Playable at San Diego Comic-Con!
What: LEGO Dimensions San Diego Comic-Con Hands-on Videogame Event
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be showcasing LEGO Dimensions at the Hard Rock Hotel from Thursday through Sunday with hands-on gameplay demos, including a first-look at Doctor Who gameplay content, special events, photo ops and poster giveaways (while supplies last).
- Hands-On Gameplay – Fans can experience the merging of physical LEGO brick building and interactive console gameplay along with a mash-up of fan favorite characters and worlds in LEGO form by playing LEGO Dimensions.
- First consumer playable experience with LEGO Dimensions
- First Look at Doctor Who Gameplay
- LEGO Dimensions Giveaways – All attendees will receive a LEGO Dimensions poster. Those who play the demo will receive a Limited Edition LEGO Dimensions art print.
- Cool Photo Ops
- Special Events– Special events will take place during the game showcase, including autograph signings with Bob Gale, Co-Writer of Back to the Future, and Nathan Sawaya, the award-winning Brick Artist and voice actors from the game.
- Thursday, July 9th, 4 – 5 pm: Autograph signing with Bob Gale, Co-Writer, Back to the Future
- Friday, July 10th, 4 – 5 pm: Autograph signing with Nathan Sawaya, The Brick Artist
- Saturday, July 11th, 3 – 7pm: Scooby Doo Photo Op
- Saturday, July 11th, 4 – 5pm: Autograph signing with LEGO Dimensions voice actors, including Troy Baker (voice of Batman), Laura Bailey (voice of Wonder Woman) and Travis Willingham (voice of Superman and Lex Luthor)
- Sunday, July 12th, 10 – 2 pm: Scooby Doo Photo Op
- Pre-Order Gift With Purchase – Any attendee who pre-orders a LEGO Dimensions product from the GameStop kiosk at our event will receive an exclusive LEGO Dimensions t-shirt.
Who: Families, Fans, Gamers and Kids of All Ages
When: Thursday, July 9 – Saturday, July 11, 2015
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 12, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Legends Ballrooms 1 & 2
207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
**No Badge Required**
Launching September 27, 2015, LEGO Dimensions will be available for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems and the Wii U system from Nintendo.
Follow LEGO Dimensions at:
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LEGODimensions (@LEGODimensions)
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/LEGODimensions (@LEGODimensions)
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Getting my Geek Party on Next Friday at SDCC thanks to National Geographic Channel! RSVP and meet me for a night of SCIENCE!
National Geographic Channel invites you to Nerd Nite at San Diego's Comic-Con next Friday, July 10th from 7:00 – 10:30 PM at SILO in Makers Quarter (753 15th Street, San Diego, CA).
The event will feature free food, trivia (with amazing prizes!) and incredible presentations including: "The Science of Jurassic World," by paleontologist Trevor Valle; "Shop Class 2.0," by Joan Horvath and Rich "Whosawhatsis" Cameron, co-founders of Maker Technology Consultancy Nonscriptum LLC; and "Dead Life: Making a Living in Taxidermy," by award-winning taxidermist Allis Markham.
National Geographic Channel teams up with us again for another free special Comic-Con edition of Nerd Nite featuring trivia, prizes, free food, and presentations sponsored by the hit series Brain Games, the Emmy-nominated series hosted by idea DJ and ‘Shots of Awe’ creator Jason Silva. Find us on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 7-10:30pm at Silo in Makers Quarter at 753 15th Street in San Diego. We will feature presentations, trivia, prizes, FREE FOOD, and much more. Just RSVP here.
Back to the lectures at-hand:
The Science of Jurassic World
by paleontologist Trevor Valle
Shop Class 2.0
by Joan Horvath & Rich ‘Whosawhatsis’ Cameron, Co-Founders of Maker Technology Consultancy Nonscriptum LLC
Dead Life: Making a Living Taxidermy
by award-wining taxidermist Alllis Markham
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Who’s meeting me to celebrate Yogurtland’s National Holiday Frozen Yogurt Day on February 2nd from 4 – 7 pm! I LOVE yogurtland! I hope they will have Caramel Macchiato, Chocolate Mocha NSA, I want to try Chocolate Mousse Pie , Creme Brulle, Matcha Green Tea, Cookie Butter, Lucky Mint Creme , White Chocolate Peppermint was the BOMB (so good), Sumatra Coffee Blend and PISTACHIO!!! How will it fit in my bowl!!! I won’t waste any space with toppings! I’m all about the YOGURT!!!
What flavor will you celebrate with? Let me know below in comments …
Posted in Food, free, Los Angeles, Snacks, tasting Tagged with: Chocolate Mousse Pie, Cookie Butter, Creme Brulle, food, Foodie, Free, Free Toppings, Free Yogurt, frozen yogurt, Frozen Yogurt Day, Hershey, Hersheys Chocolate Milkshake, Lucky Mint Creme, Matcha Green Tea, National Frozen Yogurt Day, Pistachio, Sumatra Coffee Blend, sweet, White Chocolate Peppermint, Yogurtland, York Peppermint Pattie
Did you see this weeks Barnes and Nobles free Friday book and apps? It’s interesting that B&N now charges sales tax on the free downloads.
FREE FRIDAYS BOOK
January 9, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays book offer is CLOSURE by Randall Wood, a nailbiting, nation-wide manhunt for an elusive killer.
When a prominent lawyer is shot while waiting at a suburban stop sign it sets off a nation-wide manhunt for an elusive killer. Special Agent Jack Randall of the FBI finds himself appointed to track down and stop the shooter. Not by his superiors, but by the killer himself.
As more bodies fall the shooter takes his message to the press, earning the support of the public with his choice of targets and confounding the FBI at every turn. From the desert of Nevada to the urban jungle of New York City, Jack and his team follow the trail of bodies and haunting messages left behind by the killer. With the pressure to find him mounting on Jack, the assassin’s crimes grow bolder, and his message more sinister and closer to home.
It becomes clear to Jack that in order to find the shooter, he may have to look inside his own past, and become the man he was years ago.
FREE FRIDAYS APP
January 9, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays app offer is RPG Clicker, the next evolution in clicker games. Click your way through the dungeon, menacing monsters along the way.
FREE FRIDAYS BONUS:
January 9, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays Bonus offer is HOIST ON MY OWN PETARD by Dan Harris for FREE from HarperCollins. Read about how writing 10% Happier threw an author’s advice back in his own face.
In 2014, Dan Harris published his memoir 10% Happier. The book—which describes his reluctant embrace of meditation after a drug problem, an on-air freak-out, and an unplanned “spiritual” journey—became an instant bestseller and Dan, to his own surprise, became a public evangelist for mindfulness. Hoist on My Own Petard is the story of what happens to Dan Harris after the runaway success of his memoir and the lessons he had to (re)learn in the process.
Posted in Books, culture, ebook, free, Los Angeles Tagged with: 10% Happier, App, B&N, Barnes and Noble, Closure, Dan Harris, Ebook, FBI, Free, Free Fridays, HarperCollins, Hoist on my own petard, memoir, mystery, Randall Wood, RPG Clicker
It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season well when I count the holiday beginning (week before Thanksgiving ie Turkey Day). I remember when the Beverly Center would have Sexy Santas for grown folks but they finally decided it was tacky so have returned to traditional Fat Santa .. hmm not that I had anything wrong with sitting on the lap of a Hot Santa but ….. I never did it I’m not a lap sitter myself! But I must admit to a weakness of pets with santa photos .. now to get a pet! Enjoy your holiday and send me your cute pet in holiday finery for me to giggle over!
Posted in free, Geek Fun Tagged with: Beverly Center, Black Friday, Free, Free Parking, holiday stars, Pet Photos, Photos with Santa, Ross Matthews, Santa, Santa Claus