Papoo’s Hot Dog Show Open on New Year’s Day Come In PJs and Get Free Bloody Mary or Mimosa
For the first time, Papoo’s will be open on New Year’s Day. Anyone coming to Papoo’s in their PJs will receive a free Mimosa, Bloody Mary or draft beer with their order. Good food, good company, good prices and some “Hair of the Dog” to chase away the chill.
Papoo’s Hot Dog Show has been filling people with delicious hot dogs and other tasty treats since 1949. It is a landmark eatery in the Burbank area. Hollywood history fans will be interested in Papoo’s as being one of the locations in the 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

For more information call (818) 846-1511.

Toluca Lake

Tom LaBonge News

The Winter Solstice on December 21, 2009.

Happy Holidays from Councilmember LaBonge and everyone on the council staff! Tom wishes you a healthy holiday season and happy 2010.
Tom and Dr. Laura Danly of the Griffith Observatory joined community members, hikers and astronomy enthusiasts for the solstice sunset on Monday evening.
Councilmember LaBonge joined the Mayor and Council President Eric Garcetti in promoting the city’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program.
Metro will be running trains and buses all night New Year’s Eve, and rides will be free between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. The 24-hour service includes all rail lines and cross-valley Orange Line buses. Starting at 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve, Metro Red, Purple, Blue and Gold Line trains will run every 20 minutes through 5 a.m. For more information, visit www.metro.net.
Scores of hikers, community members and astronomy buffs joined Councilmember LaBonge at the Griffith Observatory last night to view a spectacular sunset on the Winter Solstice.
Dr. Laura Danly of the Observatory explained that, during the recent $93 million observatory restoration project, the planners placed seven stone and bronze rays on the lower West Observation Terrace. Each line points toward a notable sunset or moonset position on the horizon, including the point where the sun sets on the winter solstice.
Councilmember LaBonge lined the crowd up around that line after her brief presentation.

Tom hopes that over the holidays, you will visit a part of Los Angeles that you’ve always loved and fall in love with it over again!

Eagle Rock

Santa Cecilia Orchestra Presents Chamber Music Up Close
Our program features Mexican music—old, recent and new—with selections by Manuel Ponce, Juan Luis, Juan Hernandez, Juan Pablo Contreras and others. Improvisations on old and exotic instruments that form introductions, interludes, new horizons and evocations of lost time. .A musical feast full of surprise and delight.

Sat. Jan. 16, 2010, 8pm
Center for the Arts
2225 Colorado Blvd.

Echo Park

As the Globe Warms
Award-winning independent performer Heather Woodbury creates a brand new, different show, every week live at Echo Curio in Echo Park for 24 weeks out of the year. And international on-line fans are already subscribing, claiming their place in the audience, and joining the cognoscenti of Los Angeles to watch Heather Woodbury’s new serial grow before their eyes.
Heather Woodbury is a performance artist and playwright best known for originating epic-length theatre pieces for both solo and ensemble productions. She generates these works by making them up as she goes along – writing at the last minute and then performing semi-improvisational installments for live audiences.
A live, brand new half-hour solo performance every Saturday night at 8pm starting Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Admission free, donations accepted. www.HeatherWoodbury.com

Los Angeles

Forest Lawn’s 8th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

  • KNBC-4’s news anchor Chris Schauble will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.
  • Renowned baritone Bradley Baker will perform a number of stirring spirituals in Dr. King’s memory.
  • The Southeast Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by a choir of more than 60 voices, will perform symphony music honoring Dr. King.
  • The Inner City Education Foundation Dance Team will also perform, accompanied by the Southeast Symphony Orchestra.
  • Pastor Leo Lynch of the United Church of Christ in Pasadena will perform the program’s Invocation and Benediction.
  • Complimentary souvenirs and refreshments for all attendees.
  • Admission is free.

Sun. Jan. 10, 2010, 5pm
Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive

For more information, call (800) 204-3131 or visit www.forestlawn.com.

North Hollywood

North Hollywood Regional Library Events

  • Tom Hanks stars in Angels and Demons, based on the Dan Brown best selling thriller, on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 2pm. Free admission and free popcorn.
  • Follow the story of a special violin through five countries and 300 years in the award winning film The Red Violin. This free screening will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 2pm.
  • Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis and Laurence Olivier star in the classic story of a slave revolt in Spartacus, directed by Stanley Kubrick. This screening will take place on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 1:15pm. Free admission and free popcorn.
  • Fay Wray and Bruce Armstrong star in the original adventure classic King Kong on Thursday, January 14, 2009 at 2pm. Free popcorn and free admission.

North Hollywood Regional Library is located at 5211 Tujunga Avenue. For information call (818) 766-7185.

Studio City

The Valley University Women…
Meet Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at the Studio City Recreation Center. Refreshments at 12:30pm, business at 1 pm and program at 1:30pm.
Dorothy Roberts, well-known throughout the Los Angeles community as an outstanding speaker, will review five current non-fiction books.
The mission of the Valley University Women is to share intellectual pursuits and raise funds for r the college scholarships we issue each year to deserving senior students at San Fernando Valley high schools. Guests are invited.

Studio City Recreation Center
12621 Rye St., Studio City
Tues. Jan. 19, 12:30pm

For more information, call Minette Harris at (818) 763-3086.

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