Thursday, March 19, 2009

This Weekend in L.A.

It's almost spring! Every weekend in L.A. is packed with events. On Saturday at the Petersen Automotive Museum, they're holding Family Fun Shop, which will teach you and the kids how to draw and sculpt cars! Waaaay cool! You can also tour this amazing Miracle Mile museum's incredible collection of cars!

Speaking of the Miracle Mile, this Saturday from 1-6pm is the Miracle Mile Art Walk, encompassing more than 40 galleries on La Brea and on other nearby streets.
Esotouric is holding an interesting tour on Saturday called "Hotel Horrors and Main Street Vice." This is an excellent tour, expounding on the seamier side of historical Los Angeles.
You can always count on the L.A. Conservancy to keep you busy during the weekend. In addition to the regularly scheduled walking tours, this Saturday is the Pico Union: Layers of History self-guided walking tour kick-off and community fair. It's FREE. From the website, "Pico Union is one of Los Angeles’ most architecturally diverse neighborhoods, with a range of styles dating from the 1880s to the 1930s. “Pico Union: Layers of History” will celebrate the historic cultural diversity of the neighborhood and the architecture that embodies it."

Heritage Square Museum, Highland Park

On Sunday, there's another free event, L.A. Heritage Day at Heritage Square in Highland Park. Heritage Square is the location where some of the beautiful Victorian homes from Bunker Hill were moved years ago.
Mark your calendars for next Sunday, March 29th. This just in from Ruth H of Mar Vista: An evening with Jim Heimann, L.A. Historian to benefit New School West and Walgrove Elementary School in Venice.
Enjoy an amazing slide show lecture that will revisit the noctural world of L.A. and Hollywood's
glamorous entertainment venues. The material was originally compiled in a 1985 book
entitled "Out With The Stars," and will feature rare and new images culled from incredible sources over the past 25 years. From the depths of Central Avenue jazz joints to the cross-dressing denizens of Hollywood's cellars, from Venice Beach coffee houses to Tijuana bordellos, Jim will transport you to a world that has evaporated from the streets of the southland. Wild parties,smoke filled rooms and scantily clad bodies, along with a few murders and racy scandals,await! These rare lectures are fascinating, hip, and informative! 5-6pm Appetizers; 6-8pm Slide show and lecture at 1630 Walgrove Avenue, Los Angeles 90066, in the newly renovated retro auditorium. $15.00 per person. For more info, e-mail

Larry and I are looking forward to having breakfast with Audrey and Jeff on Saturday morning in celebration of Audrey's birthday. Happy belated B-Day, Audrey!!!

Ellen, Jeff and Audrey on the Sunset Strip, 2006

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At 10:58 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Victorian home from Bunker Hill is gorgeous! Are there more homes like it at Heritage Park?


At 11:00 AM PDT, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Hi Judy,

Yes, there are several Victorian homes, a church and a few other buildings that were moved from Bunker Hill in the late 1960's to this site off the 110 Freeway in Highland Park. It's called Heritage Square Museum. You can see it from the freeway...follow the link in my post for directions.

Ellen B.


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