Children can take part in ‘princess’ tea after movie

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For those who prefer to take tea with their movies, families receive

a special afternoon of pampering when they see Disney’s new movie

“Freaky Friday” only at it’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.


The Disney Princess Teas are served following the first three

daily showings of the film, which stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay

Lohan, across the street at the Annex on the fifth floor of the

Hollywood and Highland Entertainment Complex.


Adding to the grandeur, the menu has been created by celebrated

chef Wolfgang Puck and his award-winning pastry chef, Sherry Yard.

Puck’s tea sandwich selections include fabulous takes on the

accustomed cucumber or egg-filled along with a special delight for

developing palates -- Creamy Peanut Butter and Housemade Berry


The menu also features mini scones with strawberry and raspberry

jams and clotted cream, fresh fruit salad with honey-yogurt sauce and


Sherry Yard’s Princess Pouch of Sweets -- lemon-ginger cookies,

almond cookies and chocolate tartlets.

Oh, and there is an assortment of fine hot teas, lemonade, iced

tea and water.

The teas are a fun way to complete an afternoon of family

entertainment, said Lylle Breier, senior vice president special

events for Walt Disney Studios in Burbank.

“The movie is a great celebration of family relationships. We


wanted to have a way for families to celebrate together afterward,”

she said.

Breier said girls are welcome to come dressed as their favorite

princess or as their mother. During the tea, they get a chance to rub

elbows with their favorite Disney princesses, including Cinderella

and Snow White. Boys and girls can take part in the arts and crafts

activities all patterned after the “Freaky Friday” theme.

The cost of the movie plus the tea is $25 for everyone. VIP

admission is $36 and includes popcorn, soft drink and a reserved seat

at the movie. For reservations, call 1-800-DISNEY6 or go online at The tea continues through Sept. 1. The El

Capitan Theatre is at 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.


An evening of music and art are planned at Wax Poetic and

Romancing the Bean Friday.

Combining beauty and culture, Wax Poetic continues its ongoing

dedication to being a salon in every sense of the word by presenting

the work of Los Angeles photographer Rick Penn-Kraus.

An opening reception for his exhibit “New York: B&W; Photos Before

You-Know-When” will be from 8 p.m. to midnight. Owner Kerry Hite

promises interesting conversation and refreshments at the salon, 3208

W. Magnolia Blvd.

A few doors down, owner Kerry Krull will host an acoustic night of

alternative light rock from 8 to 11 p.m. at her coffee house, 3208

1/2 W. Magnolia Blvd. Sip the gourmet coffee and bite into a

marshmallow-filled brownie while perusing the paintings by John Drury

of Toluca Lake.

* JOYCE RUDOLPH’s column appears Wednesdays. For events happening

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