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48 HOURS

Joyce Rudolph

Artists and interior designers have combined their talents to create a

festive holiday showcase at the Boddy House of Descanso Gardens in La

Canada Flintridge.

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As part of the annual Holiday Festival and art exhibit, interior

designers have decorated rooms of the Boddy House and matched paintings

of local artists to embellish their rooms. The exhibit continues through

Jan. 2.

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It’s a real holiday delight, said Margot Lennartz, director of the

Boddy House art gallery. The showcase features more than 80 paintings by

34 local artists, creative holiday decorations, furnishings and seasonal

decor.

“It makes my Christmas being there,” Lennartz said. “There are

landscapes and florals -- everything is in the California impressionalism

style -- you can recognize the subject.”

This show is special, she said, in that all the artists displaying

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are member of the Descano Gardens Guild, a volunteer support group of the

facility. Twenty-five percent of all sales go to the guild to support the

gardens.

“We have regular art buyers and enthusiastic art collectors who come

and see the show regularly,” she said.

Lennartz has been director of the art gallery at the Boddy House for

five years. She chooses a different group of artists to show at the house

every month.

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Although Descanso Gardens is closed today, Christmas Day, it will be

open Sunday from 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 adults; $3 seniors and

students; $1 ages 5 to 12; and under 5, free. For information, call

952-4401. The Boddy House is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Descanso is at

1418 Descanso Drive in La Canada Flintridge.

THEATER ARTS

‘Twelfth Dog Night’ continues at Falcon Theatre

The Troubadour Theatre Company is producing “Twelfth Dog Night,” a

madcap combination of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and the rock ‘n’ roll

of the ‘70s pop band 3 Dog Night, at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank.

Songs such as “Joy to the World,” “One is the Loneliest Number,” and

“Just an Old Fashioned Love Song,” help tell the tale of Shakespeare’s

star-crossed lovers and their entourage of comic buffoons.

The Falcon stage will be filled with slapstick comedy appropriate for

the whole family. There will be actors on stilts, trampolines and

scaffolds, clowns, musicians who sing and dance and trip and flip their

way through this tale.

Tickets are $12. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2

p.m. Sunday. The production continues through Jan. 16. Special Christmas

week matinees begin Dec. 27 and run through Dec. 30 all at 2 p.m. The

Falcon Theater is at 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. There is free on-site

parking. For tickets, call 955-8101.

Las Vegas-style show at Beyond the Stars Palace

Beyond the Stars Palace in Glendale is offering a unique dinner

theater production with music and dancing from around the world

Wednesdays through Sundays.

“Russian Extreme” features 26 famed Russian dancers in colorful

costumes in addition to daring circus acts, slapstick magicians, clowns

and audience participation.

Music in the show, spans the gamut from techno, jazz, Latin, ambient,

modern Jewish dance and even an African number with the “I Dream of

Jeannie” theme laced throughout. Another favorite number include a modern

dance version of “Back in the USSR.”

For dinner, there is an array of appetizers such as smoked fish and

meats, caviar, sushi, dolma, liver pate, vegetarian dishes and salads.

Entrees include baked salmon in a pastry shell, Saltimbocca, Chicken

Kiev, Beef Stroganoff and others. A variety of desserts is offered and a

full bar. After the show, dancing to a live band continues until 2 a.m.

Prices range from $48 to $75, which covers the food, show, dancing,

tax and tip. Valet parking is available.

For reservations, call 500-0151. Beyond the Stars Palace is at 417 1/2

N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Shows start at 8 p.m. Wedneday through

Saturday. On Sunday, doors open at 5 p.m. The palace is taking

reservations for New Year’s Eve.


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