LA LIFE: The Circus, Pianos, Night Dive and Shopping

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LA LIFE: The Circus, Pianos, Night Dive and Shopping

Feeling like Stella, a bit exhausted from the heat this week? Well maybe the fun things to do this week will perk you up, Tomatoes.  First, The Braid, is bringing you a fascinating insight to the “Rich and Forgotten World of Circus Jews”. “Sing for Hope Pianos” is coming to Beverly Hills bringing hope and inspiration with it.  You can take a “Night Dive” and rock out next to fish, ladies. You don’t have to go inside to shop because the Los Feliz Flea Market is all outdoors. Woo Hoo!


August 8. Circus Jews

LA LIFE: The Circus, Pianos, Night Dive and Shopping

It’s a thrilling and tragic story, to say the least, about how Jewish Circus Artists before World War II changed everything. The virtual event, “Rich and Forgotten World of Circus Jews” promises to be a fascinating conversation with historian and performer Stav Meishar who is the expert on Circus Jews, Tomatoes.

Stav Meishar will be sharing seven years of research on the true stories of Jewish Circus artists and businesses before the Nazi Regime. This event will feature seven years of research and photographs about the personal lives of Jewish circus artists who thrilled German audiences until World War II changed their fate. The virtual event is free but please consider donating. You really don’t want to miss this conversation, Tomatoes.


Aug 6 – Sept 6. Sing for Hope Pianos

LA LIFE: The Circus, Pianos, Night Dive and Shopping

If you head to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Tomatoes will be astounded by the presence of 16 artist designed pianos in front placed there by Sing for Hope in partnership with the Wallis and City of Beverly Hills. It’s all for the public to see, play, and enjoy along with special musical guests.  How simply maaah-velous!

Sing for Hope Pianos are one of the world’s largest annually recurring public arts projects, placing artist-designed pianos in parks and public spaces for anyone and everyone to play. Sing for Hope, created in 2006, transforms lives by using the power of the arts to create a better world. They believe that the arts have unmatched power to uplift, unite, and heal, and that all people deserve access to them. After the Launch Event, you can find the Sing for Hope Pianos across 16 Beverly Hills locations from August 6 – September 6 before they are transported into public schools across the greater Los Angeles area later in the fall. I just love this, Tomatoes!


August 20, Sept 17, Oct 29. Night Dive

LA LIFE: The Circus, Pianos, Night Dive and Shopping

The Aquarium of the Pacific is really hoppin’ this summer with “Night Dive.” The adult’s only event will heat up with local bands and DJ’s spinning in the Aquarium’s Galleries. Limited space so reserve quickly so you can Rock on in August, Tomatoes!

Enjoy finding your groove with beautiful works of art, cocktails, drinks, food trucks and amazing fish, Tomatoes. All the exhibits and galleries will be open with the exception of Lorikeet Forest. Advanced reservations are required, and safety protocols are in place.  What a fun way to explore the Aquarium!


Los Feliz Flea Market

The Los Feliz Flea is a unique curated market with over 170 Sellers with Vintage, Makers, Antiques, Memorabilia, Plants, Apothecary, Collectibles, Food Trucks, & More.  There’s a crazy amount  of great finds from talented and friendly sellers at the iconic John Marshall High School venue. Oh boy…super-duper shopping, Tomatoes.

It’s a vast treasure trove of unusual and special items with plenty of free parking, gourmet food trucks, fantastic music, and friendly people. that you just have to see for yourself.  Like all their events, pets are welcome. They also have a mini-park as well. It’s all produced by the folks who first created the flea market at Fairfax HS on Melrose. This new flea market will wow you with its amazing layout, tons of shady spots to kick back with while maintaining social distancing. Time to don your shopping shoes, Tomatoes!


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  • 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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