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Articles from the November 4, 2022 edition

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  • Ice at Santa Monica Returns to Downtown for Winterlit Festivities 8,000 square foot ice rink reopens after two year hiatus with a grand opening celebration on Nov. 10

    Courtesy DTSM

    Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM) brings the holidays to the downtown district with the return of Winterlit, which will feature the grand reopening of the Ice at Santa Monica skating rink. After a two year hiatus, the 8,000-square-foot rink will once again transform the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into a winter wonderland and bring a little ice to the beachside community. The rink reopens November 10, 2022 with a grand opening celebration from 6 - 10 p.m. featuring free skating,...

  • Music acts headline 24th Street Theatre's free, 'Dia de los Muertos' block party on Nov. 2 Music and dance, rides, food and craft vendors and more

    Nov 4, 2022

    Celebrate the joyous tradition of Mexico's most famous holiday with 24th Street Theatre's annual Dia de los Muertos block party, headlined this year by three top music acts: singer Angel Peaches with the Combi Darks band, duo Ampersan from Mexico City, and singer Margarita Luna de Guadalajara. Entertainment on the outdoor stage will also include performances by Mariachi Calilajara; Aztec dance troupe Huitzilopochtli; ballet folklórico Sol de Fuego; the "Catrina Guapachosa" on stilts (Ismael...

  • Open Fist presents L.A. premiere of powerful, poignant 'Anatomy of Gray' by Jim Leonard

    Nov 4, 2022

    A funny, touching and newly relevant coming-of-age story by award-winning playwright (The Diviners) and television producer (Ray Donovan, Major Crimes, Dexter) Jim Leonard will finally receive its Los Angeles premiere next month when Open Fist Theatre Company presents Anatomy of Gray. Directed by Ben Martin (Open Fist's Under Milk Wood) Anatomy of Gray is set for a November 19, 2022 opening at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances continue through January 21, 2023. Set at the end of the...

  • A Noise Within's beloved 'Christmas Carol' signals start of holiday season on Dec. 3

    Nov 4, 2022

    Universally acclaimed for its innovative staging, whimsical costumes, original music and boundless good cheer, the delightfully festive, musically merry stage adaptation by Geoff Elliott of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol returns to A Noise Within this holiday season from December 3 through December 23. Now in its 10th year, A Noise Within's production has become an annual tradition for many Southland families. "It's very visual and highly theatrical," says director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott,...

  • Ring in the holidays with Theatricum Botanicum's 2nd annual 'Holiday Family Faire' on Dec. 10

    Nov 4, 2022

    Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents the second annual Holiday Family Faire at its spectacular outdoor venue in Topanga, where carolers and singing madrigals roam the grounds and Theatricum company members tell winter holiday stories from a variety of traditions including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available to take family photos, and performances will include aerialist acts by cirque performer Lexi Pearl. An artisan marketplace will offer holiday gifts...

  • Magic of Lights Illuminates the Coachella Valley's Empire Polo Club this Holiday Season

    Courtesy Magic of Lights

    MAGIC OF LIGHTS; ILLUMINATES THE COACHELLA VALLEY'S EMPIRE POLO CLUB Affordable for All Holiday Pricing – Limited Time "One Carload, One Price" Access Starting at $15 Tickets On Sale Tuesday, October 18 at 10am PT at This holiday season will be even brighter, merrier and more colorful as Magic of Lights transforms the Empire Polo Club into a vibrant drive-through holiday-themed light display. The festive event kicks off Friday, November 18 and runs through S...

  • Federal Authorities Charge David Depape in Attack on Paul Pelosi, And Attempt to Kidnap Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 4, 2022

    A California resident was charged today with assault and attempted kidnapping in violation of federal law in connection with the break-in at the residence of Nancy and Paul Pelosi in San Francisco on Friday morning at 2 am, announced the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California. On the date of the attack, Depape was homeless, an illegal immigrant from Canada, and addicted to drugs. Yet he is being called a radicalized Republican by the mainstream media, because he appears to...

  • Washington Post: Security Cameras Failed in Pelosi's House While the Capitol Police Were Watching

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 4, 2022

    7: The morning that a homeless, drug addicted Canadian nudist broke into Speaker Nancy Pelosi's SF home and bonked her husband Paul over the head with a hammer in front of watching SFPD officers; the cameras operated by the Capitol police to watch the Pelosi home were working but "not being watched." This according to the Capitol Police themselves. One is reminded of the excuse used after pedophile Jeffrey Epstein hung himself in a Federal prison: The cameras were there, yes, but they were...

  • The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles Presents A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio

    Nov 4, 2022

    The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) presents a new exhibition: A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio, which explores the cultural origins, adaptations, and enduring appeal of one of the most popular characters in children's literature. Written in 1883 by Italian author Carlo Collodi, The Adventures of Pinocchio has delighted generations and occupies a revered place in the canon of children's literature. The book has been translated into over 260 languages-a number exceeded only...