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Sunday, November 2

A Faery Hunt

Crestwood Hills Park

1000 Hanley Avenue, Brentwood, 90049

10:30am

Winner of the Nickelodeon's Award for "Best Children's Theater in Los Angeles," come and join the faery folke on a fun and gentle quest for the Faery Royalty. As the audience makes their way through the forest, they actually become part of the story. The shows are for children, boys and girls, and the young-at-heart. Most of the children come in costume. There is something for the whole family in this interactive original show.

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Andell Family Sundays—Story of Two Cities

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

12:30pm

Check out the special exhibitions Edward Biberman, Abbot Kinney and the Story of Venice and The Painted City: Art from Teotihuacan to see how art can tell the story of a city. Paint a mural inspired by Venice and Teotihuacan in this workshop.

While you're here, visit the Broad Contemporary Art Museum to see more than a thousand miniature cars zooming through Chris Burden's kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II, in action every Sunday at the following times: 10:30–11:30 am; 12:30–1:30 pm; 2:30–3:30 pm; 4:30–5:30 pm.

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In Dialogue

Pasadena Museum of California Art

490 East Union St., Pasadena, CA 91101

1:00pm

Join artist Stas Orlovski in conversation with Steve Roden (sound), Beau Leduc (post-production), and Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Carolina Miranda. The discussion will focus on the ideas, themes, and processes behind Chimera, Orlovski's new multi-media installation combining wall drawing, collage, stop-motion animated projections, and sound.

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Betty Bryant’s Birthday Bash Brunch and CD Release Party with special guest vocalist Mark Christian Miller

Upstairs at Vitellos

4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604

1:00pm

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Betty Bryant is a revered pianist/singer who brings a solid piano technique, a light, swinging touch and a skilled vocal approach to her music.

Dubbed “Cool Miss B” by her fellow musicians, Betty’s career started in her hometown of Kansas City, where she was mentored by the great Jay McShann. A famous photograph of Betty with Jay McShann hangs in the lobby of the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City.

For many years Betty was a popular regular attraction at the upscale Tableaux Lounge in Tokyo, Japan. She had a long term engagement at celebrity chef Susan Feniger’s exciting new restaurant “Street” in Hollywood in 2009, and in 2012 she was a featured performer at the Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival in Boquete, Panama. Vicky’s Santa Fe in Indian Wells, where Betty is a popular attraction, says, “Not in a long time has there been such a buzz in the valley about a jazz pianist/singer.” Betty is a favorite attraction annually at the popular Music on the Main series at Descanso Gardens.

Betty has released seven critically acclaimed CDs, including 2009’s “No Regrets”, which got airplay on over 100 jazz stations nationwide. Peter Solomon, of station WCVE – FM in Richmond, Virginia wrote, ““This is a sweet little album. I was struck by her laid-back phrasing. This woman has soul.” Selections from the album were programmed onto the inflight entertainment channels of seven major airlines worldwide. Christopher Louden, writing in JazzTimes Magazine, calls 2011’s “Together” a “superlative testament to the depth and breadth of her showmanship.” Betty’s 2013 release, “iteration +” received the most radio play to date and spent four months on the JazzWeek national jazz charts. Peter Kuller, from Radio Adelaide, Australia says, “Betty Bryant is absolutely amazing and deserves worldwide recognition.” The respected jazz writer Don Heckman said of Betty’s recent performance at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato in Bel Air, “Call it a rare evening of song, performed with musical alacrity.”

Whether listening to one of Cool Miss B’s CDs at home, or catching her live, perhaps it was best expressed by Judy Jordan in a feature article in Venice Magazine – “Snuggle into a cozy ringside club chair and let Betty Bryant steal your heart….your ears will be tickled, your heart will dance, and your feet may find a will of their own, for Betty Bryant is an enchantress.”

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The Little Flower

James Bridges Theater

235 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

4:30pm

“The Little Flower” is an educational, inspirational and at times comedic one-man show set in the office of Fiorello H. La Guardia, during his last day as three-term Mayor of New York City in 1945. The stage is a theatricalized representation of the American-Georgian City Hall building in Manhattan’s City Hall Park. This show can be performed with either a full set, limited set or touring set on a limited budget.

“The Little Flower” presents a historic look into the life and career of Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia - a courageous and flamboyant personality, who read comics to the children during a newspaper strike, fought against corruption and cleaned up city politics setting a new standard for mayors and politicians in America.

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