In The Spotlight
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,”
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
www.elcapitantickets.com. 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.
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