Life and Arts

Burbank area events: Holiday boutique to be held at creative arts center

This is one of the pieces of art available for the holiday boutique at the Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center in Burbank.
(Courtesy of the Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center)

A holiday boutique will be held through Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center, 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank.

The boutique features an assortment of pottery, decorations and jewelry.

For more information, including boutique hours, call (818) 238-5397 or visit

Restaurant to host evening of painting

An event called “Paint Nite: You Make Me Melt” will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at El Criollo Cuban Bar & Grill, 916 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank.


Tickets cost $39 per person. The event is for participants 21 years old or older.

For more information, visit

Winery to hold social event

A social event will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, at the Urban Press Winery, 316 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank.

The event will be broken up into two parts — a wine-bar social and ice skating.


During the wine-bar social, a jazz quartet is slated to perform.

The ice-skating portion will be held at the rink in downtown Burbank, 264 E. Orange Grove Ave., at the corner of Third Street and Orange Grove.

For more information or to RSVP for the event, visit

Recreation center to host pool event

An event called “Polar Plunge” will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Verdugo Recreation Center, 3201 W. Verdugo Ave., Burbank.

Along with swimming, there will be arts and crafts. The event is free. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, call (818) 238-5391 or visit

Nature center to host ‘Noon Year’s Eve’ party

A “Noon Year’s Eve” party will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the Stough Canyon Nature Center, 2300 E. Walnut Ave., Burbank.

This kids-only event will include arts and crafts and a countdown celebration to noon. Registration for the event is required, and the cost is $15 per child.


For more information, call (818) 238-5440. To register for the event, visit

African Violet Society to host meeting

The Burbank African Violet Society will host a meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Little White Chapel Christian Church, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank.

Meetings are open to everyone.

For more information, visit

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