Toluca Lake Farmers’ Market Gets a Face Lift

The farmer’s market behind Wells Fargo onRiverside Drivehas been a Sunday staple for several years. The market, which is run by a non-profit organization, is now under new management and has started an ambitious plan to expand the market with new exciting vendors and offer fun-filled, educational, and creative activities for the entire family. Although the farmers’ market is currently relatively small, one of the main visions is to expand it to be a vibrant local destination, where the community has access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass fed meats, free-range eggs, foods, and artisan crafts.  The market is confident that with communities support, it can attract and keep some of the best high quality vendors.

The market is hosting a re-launch event, and the day will be packed with activities, including an energetic kids band, free art projects, face painting, balloon artists, and a local chef and nutritionist discussing the origin of food, the importance of eating healthy, fresh food as well as sharing tips on easy, quick, and healthy recipes.

Behind WellsFargoonRiverside Drive

Sunday, Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.

For a complete schedule of activities, please visit Facebook: Toluca Lake Famers’ Market. TolucaLakeFarmers’ Market.


Burbank African Violet Society

The Burbank African Violet Society is having their next monthly club meeting. Beverlee Nelson will be giving the program on “Space Violets.” Guests are always welcome to attend our meeting.


2828W. Magnolia Blvd.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.

For more information please telephone (818) 951-3597.


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

The tenth anniversary season of Glorya Kaufman presents Dance at The Music Center continues with the U.S.debut of The National Ballet of Canada’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon with music by Joby Talbot, at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with live orchestra for five performances only Oct. 19–21. Karen Kain is the Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada.

Created through a partnership between The National Ballet of Canada and The Royal Ballet (UK), the production had its world premiere in 2011 and features 70 dancers, with sets and costumes by Bob Crowley and projections by Jon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington.

Tickets are $34–$125. You can buy them in person at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Box Office, online at musiccenter.org/about/Our-Programs/Glorya-Kaufman-Dance/1213-Season/The-National-Ballet-of-Canada, or by phone at (213) 972-0711.

TheMusicCenter’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 N. Grand Ave. 

Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

For groups of 10 or more, call (213) 972-8555 or email MCgroupsales@musiccenter.org.


The Doctor’s Dilemma

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2012-13 season in its state-of-the-art Pasadenahome with The Doctor’s Dilemma, a rarely performed comic and incisive indictment of both the medical profession and the artistic sensibility by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Dámaso Rodriguez.

A compelling and profoundly engaging fusion of comedy, tragedy, and romance that defies categorization, The Doctor’s Dilemma, set in 1906, focuses on Sir Colenso Ridgeon, a fashionable and egotistical surgeon who has discovered a new TB inoculation and must decide who should be saved: a kindly colleague who serves the poor or an extremely talented but unscrupulous young artist with a beautiful and alluring young wife whom the doctor allows to cloud his moral judgment.

Single tickets currently range from $40–$52. “Pay What You Can” tickets for the Thursday, Oct. 18 performance, which allow patrons to pay what they can afford, are sold at the box office the day of the performance for cash only on a first-come, first-serve basis based on availability, with a limit of two per person. Contact the A Noise Within box office in-person, via phone at (626) 356-3100, or online at anoisewithin.org for updated pricing and seating availability.

A Noise Within

3352 East Foothill Blvd.

Saturday, Oct. 20–Sunday, Nov. 25 (Previews begin Saturday, Oct. 13)

For tickets and information, call (626) 356-3100 or visit ANoiseWithin.org.

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