Artists and interior designers have combined their talents to create a
festive holiday showcase at the Boddy House of Descanso Gardens in La
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
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
“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
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
“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
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.
‘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.