The wacky tradition continues as The Alex Film Society celebrates the
sixth annual Three Stooges Big Screen Event this Thanksgiving weekend
at Glendale’s historic Alex Theatre.
Show times are 2 and 8 p.m. today with the highlight being an “All
Curly, All The Time” program in honor of Jerome “Curly” Howard’s
100th birthday. Man of honor Curly and fellow Stooges -- Moe Howard
and Larry Fine -- share the big screen with stars ranging from the
King of Hollywood to everybody’s favorite redhead.
The film society’s Blue Ribbon Panel of Joe Adamson, Randy Carter,
Frank Gladstone, Leonard Maltin, Steve McCoy and Michael Schlesinger
once again picked the Columbia vaults for pristine 35mm prints of
five classic Three Stooges short subjects (courtesy of Sony
And, this year, the panel has reached even deeper for a treasure
from the Stooges’ pre-Columbia days at MGM. Kicking off the show will
be an excerpt from the 1933 feature “Dancing Lady” (print courtesy of
Warner Bros.) featuring Ted Healy and his Three Stooges on screen
with a young Clark Gable and an even younger Joan Crawford.
The rest of the program is: “Restless Knights” (1935), featuring Walter Brennan; “Rockin’ Thru the Rockies” (1940), highlighting
Dorothy Comingore a.k.a. Linda Winters; “Dutiful but Dumb” (1941),
with familiar faces of Chester Conklin and Bruce Bennett; “They
Stooge to Conga” (1943), with Lloyd Bridges; and “3 Little Pigskins”
(1934), with Lucille Ball.
Tickets are $12 for the evening show and $10 for the matinee;
children’s tickets are $10 and $8 for the matinee and are available
at the box office. The Alex Theatre is at 216 N. Brand Blvd.,
CHRISTMAS WINDOWS EXHIBIT OPENING
The exhibit “Light and Hope: The Forest Lawn Christmas Stained
Glass Windows” is in its opening weekend at the Forest Lawn Museum in
Brilliant stained-glass windows take visitors on the journey of
the first Christmas and early life of Christ. The Christmas Windows
depict the seven most significant events in the birth and early life
of Christ including the Betrothal of Mary and Joseph, The Visitation
of Mary and Elizabeth, No Room At the Inn, The Shepherds in the
Stable, The Flight into Egypt, Jesus in the Temple, and a charming
domestic scene with Joseph, Mary and Jesus in the carpenter’s Shop.
In addition, local Girl Scout troops have decorated the Christmas
trees on display.
The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and continues
through Jan. 4. The museum is at 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. For
information, call (800) 204-3131.
‘WISHING WELL’ EXTENDS RUN AT VICTORY
The world premiere of Jon Klein’s comedy “Wishing Well” has been
extended until Dec. 14 at The Victory Theatre in Burbank.
It is directed by Maria Gobetti and co-produced by Tom Ormeny,
Robert E. Alschuler, Susan Alschuler and Gobetti.
It’s about a family of strong women and their men. Secrets define
their lives and shocks of discovery force them to change.
Show times are 8 tonight and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $22
to $24. The Victory is at 3326 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank. For
reservations, call 841-5421.
‘A FEW GOOD MEN’ REENLISTS AT THIRD STAGE
The run of Aaron Sorkin’s military courtroom drama, “A Few Good
Men,” has been extended until Dec. 20 at the Third Stage in Burbank.
The play is directed by David Blanchard, who also is playing the
role of Lt. Jonathan Kendrick. Co-producing the play are Birdman and
Old Country Productions.
Before the film, the play was on Broadway and even though it went
on national tour, it was never produced in Los Angeles.
Show time is 8 tonight and Thursdays and Fridays. Tickets are $20,
$15 for students and seniors. The theater is at 2811 W. Magnolia
Blvd., Burbank. For reservations, call 842-4755.
COMEDY NIGHT AT MARIE CALLENDER’S
John Dicrosta is the headliner tonight at the Glendale comedy club
at Marie Callender’s. Opening act is Ron McGehee.
The show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by
calling 552-2145. Dinner packages are available. There is a two-drink
minimum. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Marie Callender’s is at 707 N.
Pacific Ave., Glendale.
‘LATE NIGHT CATECHISM’ PRODUCED AT FALCON
“Late Night Catechism” is continuing in an open-ended run at 7:30
p.m. each Sunday at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank.
It was written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan. Directed by
Marc Silvia, the interactive comedy features an irrepressible
“Sister” teaching a class of “students” (the audience).
The Falcon is at 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. Tickets are $25.
For reservations, call 955-8101.
‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ AT CENTRE THEATRE
Glendale Centre Theatre presents its 38th annual production of the
family musical “A Christmas Carol.”
Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and a host of spirits set the stage for
Scrooge to mend his miserly ways and discover the true meaning of
Christmas. This uplifting production features music, dancing and
colorful costumes that combine to warm your heart during the
Tickets range from $15 to $22. There is a $1 processing fee per
ticket. For reservations, call 244-8481. Glendale Centre Theatre is
at 324 N. Orange St., Glendale.
Reservations are also being taken for the New Year’s Eve
production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple.” Ticket prices for the
shows are $32.50 for the 6:30 p.m. show and $37.50 for the 9:30 p.m.
show. There is reserved seating for the 9:30 p.m. show only. Guests
can choose from the decadent dessert bar and take home a souvenir
REALLY SPONTANEOUS GROUP APPEARING
The Really Spontaneous Theatre Company continues its
improvisational shows at 7 p.m. each Sunday at the Third Stage, 2811
W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank.
Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling (323) 969-4991.
THEATRE BANSHEE EXTENDS ‘BUTLER’
The run has been extended to Dec. 21 for Joe Orton’s play “What
the Butler Saw,” produced by Theatre Banshee at the Gene Bua Theatre
in Burbank. Sean Branney of Glendale directs the production.
In a quaint British mental hospital, a string of ill-timed
seductions, ill-conceived exchanges of clothing and ill-minded
psychiatrists unleash a bizarre and hysterical chain of events. Sane
and insane, doctor and patient, and even law and order become
hopelessly confused in one of the great farces of the modern theater.
Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
The theater is at 3435 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Tickets are
$15, $12 for student, senior and group tickets. For reservations,
A NOISE WITHIN PRODUCES CLASSICS
Arthur Miller’s “The Price,” produced by A Noise Within, runs in
rotating repertory with Moliere’s “The Miser” and Shakespeare’s
“Coriolanus” until Dec. 7.
In the attic of a New York brownstone, over-stuffed with furniture
and memories, two brothers, one a retiring cop, the other a
successful surgeon, struggle to come to terms with the past.
Director Craig Belknap makes his debut with Moliere’s “The Miser.”
Harpagon, the Miser, loves money almost as much as he loves himself.
Determined to marry off his son and daughter -- at a profit -- and
take a young bride for himself at an even greater profit, Harpagon’s
attempts at courtship are almost thwarted when a conniving
matchmaker, a shrewd servant and a surly cook all want money in order
to do their work. But when Harpagon’s secret love -- his buried
treasure -- is stolen, romance is off and the chase for the criminal
The play continues in repertory with Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus”
until Dec. 7.
Coriolanus, a creature singularly bred for violent combat, braces
for a meteoric rise as Rome’s greatest warrior. Unable to sever the
tentacle-like apron strings of his honor- seeking, bloodthirsty
mother, Coriolanus struggles to grasp control of a universe filled
with treachery and rebellion. It is only when Coriolanus uses honesty
as a blunt instrument to strive for real depths that he discovers his
Company artistic co-directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez
Elliott are directing this piece. Geoff Elliott appears in the
It plays in repertory through Dec. 6. Tickets range from $20 to
$40 and can be reserved by calling 240-0910. A Noise Within makes its
home at 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale.
ALLIANCE PRESENTS ‘SHYNESS IS NICE’
The Alliance Repertory Company presents the West Coast premiere of
“Shyness Is Nice” at the Alliance Theatre in Burbank.
Playwright Marc Spitz is a senior writer at Spin magazine. His
writing on rock ‘n’ roll has also appeared in the New York Post, GQ,
the Washington Post, Nylon and Maxim.
Suzan Fellman directs the play about two very shy 30-year-old male
virgins who find out who they really are and what is truly important
to them after a drug deal goes wrong.
Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling (800) 595-4849. The
play continues through Dec. 21. The theater is at 3204 W. Magnolia
BRAND EXHIBIT EXPLORES ‘WHAT IS ART’
“What is art” is the theme explored by the works of artists Risk
Castinado and Gary Wood at the Brand Library Art Galleries.
Wood’s realistic depictions of outdoor signs in Los Angeles and
his contemporary portraits in the Atrium Gallery are in a traditional
vein, recognizable as paintings done in acrylics and oil. The liquid
environmental abstracts of Castinado’s large black-and-white palette
of chemicals poured on light- sensitive paper, however, could exist
only in her mind. The fantastic landscape-like worlds she creates are
in sharp contrast to the acrylic paintings of Wood’s real world.
Brand Library Art Galleries are in Brand Park at 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 1 to 6
p.m. Wednesday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The exhibit ends
Jan. 17. For more information, call 548-2051.
ART ASSOCIATION’S FALL SHOW ENDS TODAY
Christina Ramos received three honors in the fall show of the
Burbank Art Assn., ending its run at the Burbank Central Library.
She took home Best of Show in the Honors Division for an untitled
entry. In the Open Division, Dennis Westerling captured Best of Show
with his entry “Near Los Oliveos.”
In the Honors Division, Hal Heimlick received first place, Lilli
Monello took second place and Ramos won third place with another of
In the Open Division, Dortha Engquist received first place while
second place went to Arline Helm and Dennis Westerling took third
place. Ramos also received first place in the special category.
Works can be viewed in the upstairs auditorium during library
hours today. The library is at 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank.
VILLAGE SQUARE GALLERY HAS INVITATIONAL SHOW
“Small Images V,” an invitational group show, continues at Village
Square Gallery in Montrose.
On exhibit will be paintings, drawings, prints, pastels, ceramics,
metals and mixed media. The gallery is at 2418 Honolulu Ave., Suite
C, Montrose. The show ends Dec. 20. For more information, call
KOKO CAPTURES INTERACTION ON CANVAS
The artist Koko strives to paint how people interact with each
He doesn’t focus on an individual, but paints human interaction as
it takes place whether his subject is a bride preparing for a wedding
or a symphony performing.
The Glendale resident’s work can be seen this month at Stephanie’s
Gallery in La Canada Flintridge.
Majoring in architecture at Woodbury University in Burbank, Koko
said architecture influences his work because it taught him that a
soft focus is not always what is required.
Gallery hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The gallery is
at 466-C Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge. For more information,
A LITTLE JAZZ WITH DINNER
L.A. JAZZ QUARTET APPEARS AT CLANCY’S
The L.A. Jazz Quartet can be heard from 8 to midnight tonight at
Clancy’s Crab Shack in Glendale.
Featured in the band are Darek Oles, Chuck Manning, Larry Koonse
and Mark Ferber.
Oles began his career in his native Poland, working with
saxophonists Jan Wroblewski, Zbigniew Namyslowski and Tomasz
Szukalski. In 1988, he arrived in Los Angeles, having received a
scholarship from the School of Music at CalArts, and after graduation
in 1992, he became a faculty member.
“Oles,” which is his American nickname, is involved in multiple
projects, and has worked regularly with the L.A. Jazz Quartet.
He remains busy in studios, concerts and jazz clubs. He has
recorded more than 30 jazz albums as a sideman or co-leader and has
performed in major festivals in Europe and America.
The cover charge is $7. Parking is free. Clancy’s is at 219 N.
Central Ave., Glendale. For information, call 242-CRAB.
JAX OFFERS SUPPER, JAZZ EVERY NIGHT
Jax Bar and Grill is a supper club offering live jazz every night.
Show times are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 p.m. to
1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
Happy Hour Jazz is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Tonight, the spotlight shines on Nelson Adelard. Preston Smith &
The Alligators perform Sunday. Jax is at 339 N. Brand Blvd.,
Glendale. For more information, call 500-1604.
THE DOCTORS’ HOUSE FEATURES GLENDALE HISTORY
The Doctors’ House, tucked inside Brand Park in Glendale, is a
Victorian home in Queen Anne Eastlake-style open to the public from 2
to 4 p.m. Sundays. Built in the 1880s by real-estate entrepreneur
E.T. Byram, the house has been restored. Brand Park is at 1601 W.
Mountain St., Glendale.
BOLTON HALL FEATURES EARLY SUNLAND, TUJUNGA
Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga, run by the Little Landers
Historical Society, features historical displays relating to the
Sunland and Tujunga areas. It is open to the public at 1 p.m.
Tuesdays and Sundays. Admission is free. The museum is at 10110
Commerce Ave., Tujunga. For more information, call 352-3420.
LOOKING BACK AT THE LANTERMAN HOUSE
The Lanterman House, owned by the city of La Canada Flintridge, is
operated by the Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation and is open to
the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and the first and
third Sundays of the month.
The founding family of La Canada Flintridge built the house in
1914. The city took ownership in 1987, and public tours have been
offered since 1995.
For information, call 790-1421.
BURBANK MUSEUM DEDICATED TO AVIATION
Burbank Aviation Museum is dedicated to the memory of the men and
women who made aviation history in the San Fernando Valley.
Located at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Cemetery, artifacts are
displayed in the Portal of the Folded Wings-Shrine to Aviation, an
ornate domed building that is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places. Visitors can enter on Valhalla Boulevard behind
Fry’s Electronics, off Hollywood Way or use the main entrance at
10621 Victory Blvd.
The Portal building is accessible from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for
viewing the cenotaphs and burial stones.
The aviation displays can be viewed from noon to 4 p.m. on
Sundays. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more
information, call 845-3300.
SWING DANCING, KARAOKE COMBINE AT THE MIX
The Mix, at 2612 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose, offers Top 40 music
played by a disc jockey on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On
Wednesday, there is swing-dancing instruction from 8 to 9 p.m.
followed by swing dancing from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Karaoke is offered
at 9:30 p.m. Thursday. There are also 12 pool tables and a pool
league, dartboards and a darts league, and the occasional live music
band. Cover is $3 on the weekend, $2 on Tuesdays and $5 on
Wednesdays. For more information, call 248-3040.
GO TO GIGGLES FOR SALSA, LATIN HOUSE
Giggles nightclub, 215 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, is offering a
mixture of dancing and salsa lessons Fridays.
Salsa and merengue dancing are offered on the lower level Friday
and Saturday. On the main floor, Spanish rock and pop are played
Friday, while Latin house, trance and Top 40 are offered Saturday.
There is a strict dress code. The club is open 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Friday and Saturday. Admission is $12 both nights. For more
information, call 500-7800.
SKATING IS COOL FUN AT PICKWICK ARENA
Pickwick Ice Skating Arena, 1001 Riverside Drive in Burbank, has
public skating, figure skating and ice-hockey lessons. It is also
available for private parties. Public sessions are from 2:30 to 4:30
p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 8 to 10 p.m. Saturdays; 1:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 8:20 to 9:50 p.m. Wednesdays.
Admission is $10, $9 for 17 and younger, including skate rentals. If
you have your own skates, it’s $3 less. Discounts offered to groups
of 10 or more at $7 each, all ages. For more information, call
EQUESTRIAN CENTER GREAT FOR HORSING AROUND
The Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive in Burbank,
has horse events throughout the year but also rents out the animals
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Horse rentals are $20 for one hour, $30
for 1 1/2 hours, and $35 for two hours, all with a $15 deposit, cash only. Private hourlong lessons are $35.
Private parties can take night rides or, for the summer only,
sunset barbecue rides. The sunset rides are also open to the public.
To horse around, call 840-8401, or for general information about the
center, call 840-9063.
MOONLIGHT ROLLERWAY IS THE PLACE TO SKATE
Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale offers skating for children and
adults throughout the week. Admission ranges from $4.50 to $6.75.
There is a $2 skate rental fee or skaters can bring their own in-line
or regular skates.
There is a session for children 12 and younger and their parents
from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
Public sessions are from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and
1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Adult Disco Night for those 18
and older is from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Monday. Old-timers Night with live
organ music is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
Skaters receive a discount on the public session from 8 to 10:30
p.m. Wednesdays. Adult admission is $5 with $2 skate rental. The rink
is reserved for private parties Thursday.
Moonlight is at 5110 San Fernando Road in Glendale. For more
information, call 241-3630.
TALK TO THE ANIMALS AT THE LOS ANGELES ZOO
The L.A. Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admis- sion is
$9, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $4 for kids 2 to 12 and free for
kids younger than 2. Parking is free and strollers and wheel- chairs
are available to rent. The zoo is at 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. For
more information, call (323) 644-6400.
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