February 10, 2016

Two Events for Writers in February with TAG

 Topanga Authors Group (TAG) presents two February events for the canyon’s storytelling community. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 7–9 p.m., a riveting panel discussion with award-winning authors Celeste Fremon and Ken Miller explores the process, challenges and rewards of narrative journalism. Listening to Fremon and Miller talk about their work is akin to a mini-course in journalistic storytelling. They’ve been around the world reporting, invest… [Read More...]

TPA Film Night, Fix It, at the Topanga Library, February 5

 Fix It is a powerful new documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide to expand support for major healthcare reform. A must-see documentary for everyone, this film was two years in the making, with more than forty voices advocating for reform, including: activists, health policy experts, economists, physicians, nurses, patients, and labor leaders. “Throwing down the gauntlet on the grounds of efficiency and humanness, bus… [Read More...]

Poetry Contest—Submission Deadline February 29

 Following its successful poetry contest last year, the Topanga Messenger is launching its second annual poetry contest to coincide with Poetry Month (April). Poets are once again invited to participate by submitting their poems (no more than two and no longer than 50 lines) on or before February 29. Topanga poet Jean Colonomos has provided the prompt and our jurors this year will be Kim Zanti, founder and coordinator of Topanga Authors Group (TAG); po… [Read More...]

Call for Artists & Save the Date—Topanga Artist’s Studio Tour, May 14, 15

 Topanga Canyon Gallery is proud to host the annual Art Studio Tour in the Canyon. Artists with studios that are able to accept groups of visitors are encouraged to apply. The participation fee is $100. Note the new dates for the Topanga Studio Tour: Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. Studios must be open both days. Accepted artists will also have a piece of work hung in the gallery during the show April 27 to May 22. Contact Felice Willat at … [Read More...]

Music: Catching Up With…Dominic Lewis

 Composer reflects on deep cuts and deadlines. Based on the 1962 book by legendary sci-fi author Philip K. Dick, “The Man in the High Castle,” is an effortless blend of compelling high-stakes drama and alternate history pulp. While Amazon has picked up the series for a second season, the Topanga Messenger caught up with composer Dominic Lewis about his process in composing the first season. Topanga … [Read More...]

Malibu Playhouse Season Premiere, Jan. 28-Feb. 21

 Mary’s Wedding premiers January 28 and runs through February 21 at the Malibu Playhouse, officially launching their 2016 season under the helm of Jeremy Skidmore, world-renowned theater director and formerly Artistic Director of Theater Alliance in Washington, D.C. Written by Stephen Massicotte and performed by Hallie Cooper and Mark Jude Sullivan Mary’s Wedding , produced and directed by Skidmore, is a brilliant, romantic and historica… [Read More...]