LA LIFE: Chickies, Dining, Haunt O’ Ween, Words & Ideas, Drive-In

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LA LIFE: Chickies, Dining, Haunt O’ Ween, Words & Ideas, Drive-In

Yep, I’m partial to the stinky flowers now blooming in my garden and they are welcoming you today. What can one say about the Fabulous Chickies in Concert except that they are truly fabulous! LA Infatuation has updated their list of unique outdoor dining spaces.  Haunt O’ Ween has just opened as a drive-thru installation. The Sunset Strip is bringing Late Night Drive-In serving a host of horror films to honor the Halloween Season.  I just received my ballot this week and California Ballot Measure virtual talk will sort through it all.  Check out this week’s podcast that is all about skin care. And wine lovers, hurry and sign up for our Napa Valley experience.

$75 for Two for a Fabulous Napa Wine Experience

LA LIFE: Chickies, Dining, Haunt O’ Ween, Words & Ideas, Drive-In

Attention wine loving friends. This is the ultimate Napa Valley wine tasting experience to one of their most prestigious vineyards, Grgich Hills Estate. Your award-winning premium wines (for two people, or just for you) for the tasting can be ordered in advance and delivered to your door before the event (if ordered by Oct. 14th.) And we will have an exclusive tour and conversation with the winemakers.  RESERVE YOUR ZOOM SEAT.

The Fabulous Chickies in Concert

I feel so honored and privilege just to know a few of these 11 marvelous gals.  And masters of their craft at the top of their game they truly are.  Eleven singers, stunningly talented women who also happen to be best girlfriends. When they get together, one heck of a wonderful concert is born!

It is a delight to see them sharing their talents and their friendship with us to do good for The Actors Fund. Each chickie has stunningly performs their own solo that will take your breath away as well.   During these tough times, it is an amazing and uplifting hour break that I highly recommend. You’ll also learn about the important work of The Actors Fund and it isn’t all about actors.  Though the initial performance was Oct 3rd it is available to everyone for the foreseeable future to enjoy over and over and it is never too late to donate . It’s a super duper treat Tomatoes.

In case you are wondering, The Fabulous Chickies in Concert are: EILEEN BARNETT (B’way: Nine, Company), MICHELE BROURMAN (Singer/Songwriter, Bistro Award Winner, songs for over 20 animated features), NANCY DUSSAULT (Broadway: Tony nominee Bajour and Do-Re-Mi, Sound of Music, Into the Woods ), JULIE GARNYÉ (Broadway National Tours: Come From Away, Cats Hollywood Bowl: Les Miserables, Chicago, Mamma Mia!), SHELLY GOLDSTEIN (Singer/Songwriter/Writer, special material for Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Steven Colbert, performer with more than 2.5 million YouTube hits) ILENE GRAFF (Grammy-nominee, Broadway: Promises, Promises, Grease, I Love My Wife ) DANA MELLER (Broadway:  Eponine in Les Miserables B’way National Tour: The Full Monty); KAREN MORROW (Broadway: I Had a Ball, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Emmy Winner: Cabaret Tonight with Nancy Dussault); VALERIE PERRI (Broadway National Tours: Eva Peron in Evita, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, John Raitt Award Winner); JOAN RYAN (Original Judy Denmark/Ginger del Marco in Ruthless! Hollywood Bowl: The Mass, Carnegie Hall, Broadway World Winner), LISA VROMAN (Broadway: Phantom of the Opera, also San Francisco and Los Angeles, Johanna, Sweeney Todd in Concert, Global symphonic concert artist)

A Physician Answers Our Skin Care Questions

This week’s Happy Hour Podcast is all about skin care. Kim Selby, our San Francisco editor interviews Dr. Sunitha Posina – the “Beauty Internist” who is passionate about skincare and shares her tips for looking your best at any age. Lots of great info is shared, like do you really need 10 products? Listen in to find out. LISTEN IN HERE.

‘till Oct 30th HAUNT O’ WEEN LA

LA LIFE: Chickies, Dining, Haunt O’ Ween, Words & Ideas, Drive-In

This family friendly Halloween drive-thru experience is opening October 9th – 31st. Enjoy pumpkin “picking,” “door to door” trick or treating, video ops, and immersive installations from the safety of your vehicle on this interactive and mesmerizing adventure. Tickets on sale now!

Unique Outdoor Dining Spots

LA LIFE: Chickies, Dining, Haunt O’ Ween, Words & Ideas, Drive-In

As all you Tomatoes know I always give credit where credit is due.  If you feel brave enough to check out outdoor dining, then Infatuation LA has an incredible list of suggestions and I’m sure there must be one in your neighborhood where the restaurant follows safety protocols perfectly.

They must have socially distanced tables and require masks when patrons are not eating or drinking. Infatuation LA just updated their recommendations which include 100+ spots that have just added patios or expanded their outdoor dining spaces. Just click on your preferred city on the list and you will see the suggestions in that area.  And now that the weather is a bit cooler it’s the perfect time to give it a try. Here’s the list.

October 13. Words and Ideas Virtual Talk

LA LIFE: Chickies, Dining, Haunt O’ Ween, Words & Ideas, Drive-In

It ain’t only about voting for President in this election.  Yes, it’s the biggie on the ballot but there so much more to consider for our state. “California Ballot Measures: Pros & Cons with the League of Women Voters,” hosted by the Skirball Center Words and Ideas Program, will provide Tomatoes with a nonpartisan overview of the most pressing state ballot measures up for a vote on November 3rd.   So, get ready to get informed and to vote.

Ranging from the rights of gig workers to reforms on our property tax system, the results of the upcoming election will have widespread impact on Californians. Grab your sample ballot and join in the discussion.  The virtual talk will be led by Mona Field, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. It’s FREE but reservations are required so sign up now.  

Till Oct 31. Late Night Drive-In

LA LIFE: Chickies, Dining, Haunt O’ Ween, Words & Ideas, Drive-In

The Sunset Strip presents Late Night Drive-In at the beautiful Andaz Hotel on Fridays and Saturdays in October.  This is no ordinary drive in experience with popcorn and soft drinks, Tomatoes. This drive-in offers wine and champagne! Need I say more?!

Well, I will. The Late Night Drive-In will not only serve up wine and champagne and a variety of tasty fine food but will offer up at slate of programming that tends to be old-school art house loaded with classics and critical faves. Along those lines, the Halloween schedule emphasizes classic and cult titles from 1970s and ’80s. It also provides a safe and comfortable entertainment location during the pandemic. Sounds like a classy Halloween journey down memory lane, Tomatoes.


  • 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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