LA LIFE: Classic films, Garden Tour, Clean-Up, MS Walk

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LA LIFE: Classic films, Garden Tour, Clean-Up, MS Walk

Helloooooo Tomatoes! It’s that time of year when I can sit in my garden to write the newsletter to you.  Hope you can feel the same springy energy too!  Speaking of gardens “The Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour “is another of my favorite yearly events and it is back with 19 new locations. Woo Hoo!  The LA Conservancy’s “Last Remaining Seats” is a spectacular way to see an iconic classic film. The largest river cleanup in American is back and WOW does it accomplish amazing benefits for our city of Angels. The JIGGYWIGGITS are on the move again in Pasadena raising funds for MS and they need the support of LA tomatoes. Wishing all you Fab Tomatoes a lovely week.

April 11.  Last Remaining Seats

LA LIFE: Classic films, Garden Tour, Clean-Up, MS Walk

Tickets for the LA Conservancy 32nd season of Last Remaining Seats Film Festival just went on sale to the public. The new season begins June 2nd with “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” and a wide range of classic & Oscar -winning films, all screened at Los Angeles’ beautiful historic theaters.  You might want to get a jump on it Tomatoes and get your tickets.

The 1931 Los Angeles Theatre, designed by legendary theatre architect S. Charles Lee, is the most lavish and last built of Broadway’s great movie palaces. The Million Dollar Theatre was created for theatre impresario Sid Grauman as his first Los Angeles venue. The 1918 Million Dollar Theatre was one of the earliest and largest movie palaces in the country, boasting 2,345 seats. Other films included in the Festival are “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, “In the Heat of the Night”, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”, “The Birds”, “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” and “The Joy Luck Club”.  A big thanks to the LA Conservancy for making that happen.

April 14 & 15 Theodore Payne Native Garden Tour
LA LIFE: Classic films, Garden Tour, Clean-Up, MS Walk

It’s the 15th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour.  I love this 2-day self-guided tour of more than 40 of the region’s premier California native plant gardens. The tour is all about lovely green living Tomatoes and showcasing magnificent landscapes with a vision for the future of Southern California that is teeming with life.

The Native Plant Garden Tour  is a unique and simply stupendous self-guided, county-wide tour of public and private inspiring gardens where at least 50% of the plants used in the design are native.  This is especially relevant because the gardens are drought tolerant and reflect food security, resilience ecology and creativity that showcase native plants, garden design and wildlife habitat. It is a refreshing and inspiring way to spend a day or two, Tomatoes. It does require tickets gals so be sure you get yours.

Starts April 14. Great River Clean Up

LA LIFE: Classic films, Garden Tour, Clean-Up, MS Walk

For 29 years, FoLAR and Angelenos have cleaned the Los Angeles River and protected our oceans from trash and refuse. The government can’t handle it all so FOLAR steps up to the plate, as always, to be a friend to the river with The Great River Cleanup.  In 2017 they mobilized 10,000 volunteers to remove 100 tons of trash. 2018 promises to be even bigger. A nice way to celebrate Earth Month Tomatoes.

9 sites, 3 days and one river. If you like to do good and get a workout at the same time, then sign up to help.  In 1990 FOLAR (Friends of the Los Angeles River) hosted their first river cleanup and the LA River has blossomed and will continue to blossom as a recreational and beautiful waterway.  It has gone from 30 volunteers at the first cleanup to 9,000 in 2016 who picked more than 70 tons of trash in total. This clean-up is vital to the overall health of the river. “The Great LA River Cleanup” not only benefits the river but it also provides a chance for LA tomatoes to get to know the river.  You’ll feel good after and, of course, the river will too.

April 22. MS Walk Pasadena

LA LIFE: Classic films, Garden Tour, Clean-Up, MS Walk

Tomatoes can join the JIGGY WIGGITS Team (Don’t you just love the name!) at the Pasadena Rose Bowl to walk for a cure for MS, to provide programs to help those living with MS like our friend Gail Gerber’s husband Michael Gerber and to ensure that all of those with MS can, not only survive, but thrive!

Or you can make a pledge to the JIGGYWIGGITS team to become a donor.  Let’s help to create a world free of MS tomatoes! Yee Ha! Walk MS helps the National Multiple Sclerosis Society team up with all those affected by MS and their family and friends to become a powerful force. With every step taken, every dollar raised…they’re that much closer to ending MS forever. There are more walks happening all over the state so check it out ladies.




  • Debbie Zipp

    The Three Tomatoes LA Life editor, Debbie Zipp is your friendly guide to the best of everything in LA with a tomato style perspective. Debbie is an actor, producer, and writer. She is best known for her recurring role as Donna on the CBS series "Murder She Wrote" starring Angela Lansbury. She has had many other TV and stage roles and has starred in over 300 national TV commercials. As head of In The Trenches Productions, Debbie produced, directed, acted in many short films for her company. Her book, The Aspiring Actor's Handbook: What Seasoned Actors Wish They Had Known was recently published. Buy her book: The Aspiring Actor's Handbook: What Seasoned Actors Wish They Had Known

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