LA LIFE: Books, Earth Month, Shakespeare, Paul Revere, The Huntington
Tomatoes can celebrate the world’s best storytellers with the “Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.” What’s Brewing Tomatoes? Well, it’s a special kind of fundraiser for City Plants for Earth Month. Hear Ye! Hear Ye! When Queen Elizabeth the First invites you to a surprise b-day party you better be there. “Paul Revere Was Here” is two tour experiences for the price of one. And lo and behold, select galleries at The Huntington will open to the public tomorrow. Spring is a good time to reflect about your true purpose, and you’ll be inspired by today’s podcast.
April 17-23. Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Presented by the University of Southern California, “The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Virtual Edition”, aka FOB, is a wonderful world of stories with 7 days of fun online events and over 100 authors and 30 panel discussion that will excite you. Inspiration soars at The Festival of Books, Tomatoes.
Since 1996, The LA Times Festival of Books has gathered writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians, and emerging storytellers. Now in its 25th year, it is the largest event of its kind in the United States. Yep, books are the name of the game with lectures, signings, and performances as well as art installations and culinary demos with amazing authors like Don Lemon, Kristin Hannah, James Patterson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and the list goes on. The variety and quality of talent present is legendary. It’s all about celebrating literary culture and the Los Angeles Times’ passion for story. Even the kiddos and grand kiddos will love it Tomatoes.
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Till April 30th. What’s Brewing?
It’s Earth Month and City Plants is partnering with LA’s Don Francisco Coffee for the unique fundraiser, “What’s Brewing?” to plant trees throughout our beautiful Los Angeles to grow a greener and more resilient future for the city. Sip a cup of Joe and a tree will get planted, Tomatoes.
Don Francisco’s Coffee is giving away free coffee pods (fully recyclable!) for every tree City Plants distributes this month. Pick-up a tree from City Plants and fuel your planting with a few cups of joe at home. The first 30 people to donate $150 to City Plants will receive an entire YEAR’S supply of Don Francisco’s Coffee, delivered straight to your door each month! Wow! Don’t worry if you can’t afford that sizeable of a donation. Give what you can, and you’ll automatically be entered into their raffle. Every single dollar makes an impact, Tomatoes.
April 23. Happy Birthday Will
William Shakespeare was Queen Elizabeth I’s fav playwright so, of course, she going to celebrate his birth by surprising him with a party. Queen’s will do what they want and she’s making it free. But space is limited so best to make your reservations now, Tomatoes, so you can don your best Elizabethan attire.
You can join in on Zoom to party away with games, instant cold readings from Shakespeare’s plays, laughter and mayhem and a chance to dunk the Master of Revels. Bring your own libations to toast the Birthday Bard, Tomatoes.
April 14 & 28, May 12 & 26. Paul Revere Was Here
Paul Revere or Paul Revere Williams, the first African American member of the American Institute of Architects, is also a legend. He carved an awesome architectural path across Los Angeles. The LA Conservancy and the SoCal Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (SoCal NOMA) will reshape the way you think about the name “Paul Revere,” Tomatoes.
There are 2 available tour experience options: The Self-Guided Driving Tour with a Map and/or The Virtual Tour with a Driving Tour Guide on Wednesdays in April and May. You might want to register quickly to get a spot as these virtual tours fill up quickly. The virtual tour provides live info and in-depth highlights about William’s life and work, while the self-guided driving tour gives you the freedom to the visit the sites of his genius. It’s the best way to get up close and personal with the LA legend, Paul Revere Williams, Tomatoes.