LA Life: Head over Heels, Cheeseburgers, The Contenders, Poached

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If you’re struggling a little with post-holiday blues because you were so busy they sped by at record speed, you can rekindle that festive spirit with the Pershing Square Ice Rink before it closes. It’s “Cheeseburger Week for all those burger lovers in LA. MoMA presents their 10 favorite films of 2015. And the Los Angeles Audubon Society presents a FREE screening of the award winning wildlife film “Poached”.

Now thru Jan. 20. The Contenders

LA Life: Head over Heels, Cheeseburgers, The Contenders, PoachedRemember that famous movie line… “I could a been a contendaah”… Well ladies MoMa has selected ten 2015 films for their special film series and that they totally believe are “contenders” that will stand the test of time. There are a couple surprises but in this humble tomato’s opinion, these interesting film choices will hold up through the years. Whether these films win awards or become a cult favorite, they are definitely a contender for lasting historical significance. In the movie world, tomatoes, that’s an important accomplishment.

10 films on 10 nights with the filmmakers and actors joining the celebration. Free admission to the museum and the tickets are very reasonably priced.  See for yourself.  Get the details and tickets.

 January 10-15. Cheeseburger Week

LA Life: Head over Heels, Cheeseburgers, The Contenders, PoachedDid you know that Pasadena is where the Cheeseburger was born? I sure as heck didn’t know that. Ya learn something new everyday gals. So it makes sense that Pasadena is having “Cheeseburger Week” to celebrate the birth of one of America’s favorite main dishes. Forty of Pasadena’s favorite restaurants, lounges and burgers stands will offer their mouthwatering signature and special burgers and there will be some good deals happening too. Sounds like a super good and delish time to visit Pasadena tomatoes. Yum!

 Now ‘til Jan. 18. Holiday Ice

LA Life: Head over Heels, Cheeseburgers, The Contenders, PoachedIf you are yearning for time in a winter wonderland, then The Pershing Square pop up ice rink is still providing lots of fun under the sun and the stars in the heart of downtown.  But not for much longer.  So if there is a break in the rain ladies then grab those skates and your Fitbit and head to historic Pershing Square for some fun outdoor exercise, to soak up a few California rays or to enjoy the twinkle of the surrounding skyscraper. You’ve got till January 18th ladies. Get the details.

January 13. “Poached”

LA Life: Head over Heels, Cheeseburgers, The Contenders, PoachedIt’s not what you think tomatoes.  The LA Audubon Society is having a very special screening of the award winning documentary “Poached” which reveals the bizarre underworld of illegal egg collecting by obsessed egg thieves and the destructive ramifications for local breeding bird populations.  Who knew?  Well…probably very well educated and experienced bird lovers.  Whether you are a dedicated bird lover or not, this should prove to be a fascinating and impressive film. And… it’s a FREE screening gals.

Not only does the film investigate this wildlife crime and its perpetrators, it also delves into the psychology of the addictive obsession of egg collecting. Believe it or not, they don’t do it for the money…they do it for thrill of the hunt and the joy of possessing those beautiful eggs. There will also be a Q&A with the renowned filmmaker Tim Wheeler.



  • 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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