Have fun or get inspired this weekend!

Yes, It’s the weekend – have some fun or get inspired!!
“Clue” at The Nuart


Friday at midnight, the historic NuArt Theater on Santa Monica Blvd. in West LA presents a “shadowcast” (reenactments in front of the movie screen) performance of the comedy whodunit “Clue.” How could this evening get better? It includes an interactive trivia game. Whoa! You’ll receive a special ClueArt Clue Card at the box office. Test your memory and your knowledge of the film. Fun!


Swap-O-Rama – a clothing and costume swap!
This Saturday, 12p-5p, at the Venice Center for Peace and Justice and the Arts, join in a communal process of reuse and celebrate collective creativity!  Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a giant clothing swap event with sewing and silk screening stations. Have fun expanding your wardrobe in this community experience and explore creatively recycling reused clothes.

At this Swap-O-Rama-Rama you’ll find a host of talent brought together to teach you how to transform your new/used duds into unique works of your own. There are Sewing Stations where local designers offer fresh clothing mod tricks, on-site Silk Screeners & Stencilers with a collection of original designs, and all these extraordinary designers showing off their work for you.

The core of the swap is the gigantic piles of free clothing sorted (by volunteers) into categories: pants, shirts, skirts, sweaters etc. Take home as much clothing as you can carry. Remainders go to Out of the Closet. Yeah – walk out with a new wardrobe or create an awesome Halloween costume—or both!

Conversations on Health and Wellness
Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:30a-4p (speakers start at 9a), at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Times Magazine will host “Conversations on Health and Wellness.” A day devoted to mental and physical fitness. It opens with Sheryl Crow giving the keynote in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The list of impressive speakers includes: Laura Ziskin, co-founder of Stand Up to Cancer; Dr. Sue Smalley and Dr. Dan Siegel, co-founders of the Mindful Awareness Research Institute at UCLA; Dr. Tim Miller, plastic surgeon and Operation Mend founder, with Octavio Sanchez, Iraq War veteran; Dr. P.K.. Shah, director of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Marianne Williamson, spiritual teacher and author; Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellness; Dr.. Dennis Slamon, developer of cancer drug Herceptin; Rory Freedman, co-author of Skinny Bitch; Dr. Soram Khalsa, proponent of integrative medicine and author of The Vitamin D Revolution; Anne Wojcicki, biologist and personalized medicine advocate of 23 and Me; Ashley Koff, registered dietician and author of Food Cures; Brad Bose, personal training and fitness expert; Dr. Sonia Ancoli-Israel, specialist in sleep disorders, aging and chronic illnesses. In addition, Emmy winner Tyce Diorio will present the piece he choreographed in honor of breast cancer for season five of “So You Think You Can Dance”. Conversation topics range from wellness and prevention to anti-aging and future treatments in medicine. Activities such as meditation, yoga, massage, beauty treatments, and a sampling of products are included in the package. Breakfast, lunch, and a gift bag ($200 value) are included with ticket purchase. I am soooo there!


The International Chocolate Salon at Pasadena Convention Center

This Sunday, 11a-5p, chocolate lovers will be in heaven!  It’s the premier major chocolate show in the Los Angeles area. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers, and addicts can taste and experience the finest in artisan, gourmet and premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary metropolitan areas. OMG, I’m drooling already!

$20 adults $10 kids ($25 if you buy at the door)      http://www.lachocolatesalon.com/



The Most Ridiculous Wedding Event Ever

On Sunday, 9a-5p, Mindy Weiss brings you a one-of-kind bridal classroom – it’s a bootcamp – like nothing you’ve ever seen before!  From A-Z, come experience the art of wedding & event planning.

Whether you’re a bride, a wedding industry professional, need to plan a party, and anyone in between, Mindy says it will be a fun, hands-on, learning experience that shows you how to throw the most ridiculously perfect wedding – or event – ever!  Sounds fantastic Dahling!


The “Y” Blog

If I Could Go Back In Time…

Monday, October 5, 2009

If I could go back in time I’d tell my younger self to worry less…I realize now that growing up there is just a constant flow of things to worry about.  Am I wearing the right clothes?  Do I fit in?  Will I get a good grade?  Will I pick the right career?  Should I be married by a certain age?  Should I save more money?  click here to read more.