July 30, 2014

Dateline - By Lee Kelly


The most comprehensive, widely-read, and up-to-date listing of scheduled events in and around the Canyon


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Topanga Events



THURS JUL 17

Topanga Film Festival begins - go to topangafilmfestival.com for details or call 310/455-4700.

Sensory Exploration for Toddlers, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10:30 am, wet & messy morning for ages 1 -3 with parent/caregiver, 310/455-3480.

Kids Book Club, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, discussion of "The Luck Uglies" by Paul Durham, 4 - 5pm, ages 9 - 12, 310/455-3480.

Wordpress Meetup, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6:30pm, 310/455-3480.

FRI JUL 18

Certified Farmers' Market, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9am - 1pm, topangafarmersmarket@gmail.com, open every Friday.

Topanga Film Festival - 2nd day - go to topangafilmfestival.com for details or call 310/455-4700.

Friday Vigils for Peace, Pine Tree Circle, 120

S Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4:30 - 5:30pm, optional social at Abuelitas afterward, debbieinla@outlook.com.

Off the Grid Comedy Improv, Theatricum Botanicum, S Mark Taper pavilion, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com.

SAT JUL19

Help Homeless Families in Transition, donate non-perishable food items to the Topanga Women's Circle bin, Pine Tree Circle opposite Canyon Gourmet, 120 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9 - 10:30am, bin is open every Saturday except during high heat, rain or holidays, www.topangawomenscircle.org.

Topanga Film Festival - 3rd day - go to topangafilmfestival.com for details or call 310/455-4700.

Food Truck & Music, Jalan Jalan, 525 S Topanga Cyn Blvd, food truck noon - 5pm, music 1 - 5pm, every Saturday thru August 9.

Much Ado About Nothing, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 4pm, www.theatricum.com for details and future showings.

Lear, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com for details and future showings.

SUN JUL 20

Topanga Film Festival - last day - go to topangafilmfestival.com for details or call 310/455-4700.

Alls Well That Ends Wel, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for details and future showings.

Much Ado About Nothing, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 47:30pm, www.theatricum.com for details and future showings.

TUES JUL 22

Trippet Ranch to Eagle Rock via Musch Trail, easy-paced 5 mile, 3 hr hike, 700' gain, 7:30am, bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen, rain cancels, 818/787-5420.

Teen Art, Upcycled CD Picture Frames, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, materials provided, 4pm, ages 12 - 18, 310/455-3480.

NAMI Support Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6 - 7:30. Meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

WED JUL 23

Animal Origami for Kids, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3pm, ages 8 & up, 310/455-3480. Sponsored by FTL.

THURS JUL 24

Theatricum Unmasked, stories, songs & secrets, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, $20, 310/455-3723.

SAT JUL 26

Family Funday Kid Show, Three Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 11am, price varies, under 2 yrs free, 310/455-3723.

Shakepeare's 450th Birthday Party, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 1:30pm, merriment & refreshments, jugglers, musicians, madrigal singers, birthday cake & beverages, free, guests include Queen Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare & more. Regular scheduled performances begin at 4pm, pay full admission. Go to www.theatricum.com for more info.

"Summer Mountain" Haiku Workshop, 3-line Japanese poetry form, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2pm, open to adults, 310/455-3480.

Artists' Reception for Faces featuring guest artist Chuck Blackwell,Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd,3 - 6pm, 310/455-7909 for regular gallery hours.

SUN JUL 27

Lower Topanga Creek Restoration, plant, water & weed young oak trees, 3.5 hour MRT/CNPS/TP program, bring water, snack, wear sturdy shoes, 8:30am, reservations necessary, 818/591-1701, x202, community service credit.

Family Funday Kid Show, Gwendolyn & the Good Time Gang, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 10:30am, price varies, under 2 yrs free, 310/455-3723.

Reggae 'pon the Mountain Festival, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 7pm, $25.

WED JUL 30

Animal Art Exhibit, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2pm, art by kids ages 4 - 18, 310/455-3480. Exhibit will be on display thru August 8. Submissions accepted thru July 19. See librarian for rules & entry form.

Professional Development Seminar presented by Dianne Porchia & Ruth Lundi, Topanga Library, Community Room, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6 - 8pm., 310/455-3480.

THURS JUL 31

Pete Seeger Tribute Concert, Theatricum Botanicum, S Mark Taper pavilion, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com.

FRI AUG 1

TPA Documentary Night, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7:15pm snack, 7:30. $10 donation requested, bring potluck cheese/veggies, no alcohol, RSVP 310/455-9389.

Off the Grid Comedy Improv, Theatricum Botanicum, S Mark Taper pavilion, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com.

SUN AUG 3

Audubon led Bird Walk in Topanga State Park, Trippet Ranch, 8am, 3 hrs, meet near kiosk in parking lot, bring hat, water, snack, binocs & bird books, 310/455-1401, parking fee.

Family Funday Kid Show, The Hollow Trees, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 10:30am, price varies, under 2 yrs free, 310/455-3723.


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