LA LIFE: Metro Art, Delish Tokyo, Pet Space, Summer Tours

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Los Angeles is a huge artistic community with art everywhere and our Los Angeles “Metro” is one of the leaders.  The new exhibition at Union Station reflects the unique essence of LA neighborhoods through the eyes of local artists. I love LA Conservancy Tours and now they are offering two great summer magical evening tours. Little Tokyo will be brimming over with delish and extraordinary culinary experiences this weekend Tomatoes.  And I simply can’t wait to tell you about the new “Pet Space” that will have you jumping for joy. Ellen Dostal chimes in saying “The Hollywood Bowl’s summer musical is perfect for Tomatoes” You heard it hear Tomatoes!

July 21-July 23. Delish Little Tokyo


Little Tokyo is inviting all Tomato foodies to a vast cavalcade of culinary tastes and cuisine from restaurant gems in the area. And “Delicious Little Tokyo”, brought to you by “Go Little Tokyo” will be hosting a plethora of cool and unique workshops, classes, demonstration plus a historical “Little Tokyo Walking Tour”. You must check out their wonderful lineup of “Things to Do” Tomatoes and Go Go Go…to…Little Tokyo!

Plus, Little Tokyo in the heart of LA is a wonderful place to explore and  hang gals. “Go Little Tokyo” is a community led effort aimed at highlighting the unique cultural programs, community events, and dining and shopping experiences found in Little Tokyo. As one of Los Angeles’ most vibrant cultural hubs, there is an abundance of destinations and landmarks in and around this historic walkable neighborhood, and Go Little Tokyo will help you uncover them.

Metro Art

The new exhibition on view at Union Station, passageway gallery that connects Union Station East and West, reflects what 20 LA neighborhoods look like “Through the Eyes of Artists”.  Select local artists , 12 to be exact Tomatoes, share their unique interpretation and vision of a varying neighborhoods in the LA community tomatoes.  Kudos to the “Metro’s Art Program, now in its 15th year for enhancing the transit world with innovative and award-winning art.  Time for a visit and a ride tomatoes?

The exhibition “Journeys: L.A. Communities through the Eyes of Artists” will also feature artist-led tours throughout the summer.  The exhibition and tour kick off a year of activities celebrating this award-winning series that will run through 2018.  Established in 2003, the “Through the Eyes of Artists” series was created in the tradition of colorful travel destination posters to encourage riders to explore communities throughout the expanding Metro transit system. The posters are displayed on board Metro trains and buses. More than 40 artists have been commissioned to date.  Ain’t that something gals?!   

Evening Walking Tours

“Past meets Present” and “Modern Moonlight” are two super special summer evening walking tours that are back from the LA Conservancy but “The Modern Moonlight Tour” is already sold out for most of August so Tomatoes might want to jump on booking September tickets now.  There are openings for the “Past Meets Present” architectural evening walking tours right now. Both tours in the coolness of a summer evening are magical Tomatoes!

“The Modern Moonlight Tour” reveals the intimidating skyscrapers of Bunker Hill combined with the plazas and the historical architecture of the area sparkle as they take on a new personality in the twilight hours. “Past Meets Present” explores how the historic and architectural treasures of past Los Angeles’ became unique locations and how they are shaping LA’s future. Both tours are perfect summer outings for Tomatoes.

New Pet Space

OMG Tomatoes! The Wallis Annenberg just opened a new, unique and state of the art community space where people and pets can connect with the awesome goal of strengthening the human-animal bond in very inventive and creative ways. You can come to play, learn, adopt and grow. It’s a fantastic place to bring the kiddos or grand kiddos. I’m just over the moon about it gals. The whole space, concept and mission just tickles me pink!

The video below says it all.  I believe there is nothing like it in this country and that it will serve beautifully as an example of what is possible for homeless animals in which to live and be adopted.  As well as serving as an education platform gaining a more profound and intimate understanding of the emotional and scientific bond between humans and pets.  It’s truly amazing Tomatoes so please check it out.



  • 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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