Those are the most dreaded words in Three Stooges movies because
they were always followed by Moe conking either Larry, Curly or Shemp
on the head or jabbing two fingers in their eyes.
While that kind of slapstick comedy is not for everyone, it's hard
not to love these four masters of madcap mania.
I used to watch them on TV after school each day, and I must
admit, it kept my brother and me from fighting, if only for that
Well, for those who want to relive the good old days or want to
see them for the first time in a movie theater, the Alex Film Society
is having its fifth annual Stooges Big Screen Event at 2 and 8 p.m.
today at The Alex Theatre in Glendale.
Five Columbia shorts will be shown. They are "Three Missing Links"
(1938), "Mr. Noisy" (1946), "How High Is Up?" (1940), "All the
World's a Stooge" (1941) and "Loco Boy Makes Good" (1942).
There will also be a Stooges routine from the feature "Dunked in
the Deep" (1949), a dubbed version of one of the Stooges "Cold War"
spy films. The excerpt will give viewers a chance to hear how the
Stooges sound in French.
The society has invited family members of the Stooges to attend,
and the Knuckleheads store will be showing selected merchandise
Tickets are $10 for the matinee, $12 for the evening screening.
Prices for children 12 and younger are $8 for the matinee, $10 for
the evening screening. Tickets can be purchased at The Alex box
office, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale or by calling 243-2539.
The film society is a nonprofit community arts organization
dedicated to film preservation through exhibition at The Alex
Theatre. For the upcoming film season, check out the Web site at
ANGELA CARTWRIGHT DISPLAYS
AT VILLAGE ARTISANS
An exhibit of the photographic works of Angela Cartwright opens
this week at Village Artisans Gallery in Montrose. An artist
reception is from noon to 4 p.m. today.
Cartwright is known for her movie and television roles, including
"The Sound of Music," "Lost in Space" and "Make Room for Daddy" with
An accomplished photo- grapher, Angela's hand-painted mono-prints
are shown and collected internationally. "Spiritual" and "reflective"
are some of the words used to describe her work. The playful titles
she gives to her photographs reflect her sense of humor.
Village Artisans is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday. It is at 2315 Honolulu Ave. For more information, call
A NOISE WITHIN PRESENTS CLASSICS
A Noise Within officials have extended the run of William
Shakespeare's "Macbeth" to Jan. 25 at its playhouse in Glendale.
It plays in repertory with Pierre Marivaux's "The Triumph of
Love," continuing through Thursday, and "The Cherry Orchard" by Anton
Chekhov, continuing through Dec. 8.
Tickets range from $22 to $38. For reservations, call 240-0910.
The playhouse is at 234 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale.
REALLY SPONTANEOUS THEATRE OFFERS IMPROV
The Really Spontaneous Theatre Company, an improvisational theater
ensemble, continues promoting the laughs Sundays at the Third Stage
theater in Burbank.
Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. For tickets, call (323)
The Third Stage is at 2811 W. Magnolia Blvd.
'TORTOISE VS. HARE' ENDS RUN AT FALCON
"Tortoise vs. Hare" finishes its run Sunday at The Falcon Theatre
It's an updated musical version of the Aesop fable written by
Thorin Alexander and directed by Scott Marshall. The comedy is about
Harry the Hare and Tina the Tortoise who battle and bungle their way
to the finish line and the true meaning of sportsmanship.
Show times are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets are $10. The Falcon Theatre is at 4252 Riverside Drive.
For reservations, call 955-8101.
'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' AT CENTRE THEATRE
All of Dickens' timeless characters are featured in the new
musical version of "A Christmas Carol," at Glendale Centre Theatre
through Dec. 23. Directing this production is Mario Di Gregorio.
Tickets range from $14 to $21. Student and senior rates are
available. For reservations, call 244-8481. The theater is at 324 N.
Orange St. in Glendale.
GENE BUA PRESENTS '2ND WIND THE MUSICAL'
A revival performance of the rock opera, "2nd Wind the Musical
2002," is continuing at the Gene Bua Acting For Life Theatre in
The story is about an acting coach, Teacher, who rallies together
three celebrity volunteers to help him with a new program at
Strawberry Fields Residential Treatment Center. They attempt to teach
three street kids how to turn their rage, fear and shame into
positive energy through acting.
"2nd Wind" plays at 8 p.m. Saturdays through December. Tickets are
$25 with discounts available for seniors, groups and teens. Proceeds
benefit the nonprofit Here's To Life Foundation, reaching at-risk
youth through art and entertainment. For reservations, call (310)
680-9109. The playhouse is at 3435 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank.
'JUDY'S SCARY LITTLE CHRISTMAS' AT VICTORY
The Victory Theatre in Burbank is presenting "Judy's Scary Little
This new play is written by James Webber and David Church with
music and lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward. Kay Cole is director and
It combines a 1959 Judy Garland holiday TV special with "The
Twilight Zone" as Judy and her guests, including Bing Crosby and
Ethel Merman and others, are forced to confront their lives versus
their legacies when a mysterious stranger crashes the party.
Tickets are $28. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3
p.m. Sundays. Additional performances will be at 7 p.m. Sundays
beginning Dec. 8. The show continues through Dec. 22.
A LITTLE JAZZ WITH DINNER
JAX OFFERS SUPPER, JAZZ EVERY NIGHT
Jax Bar and Grill is a supper club offering live jazz every night
of the week.
Show times are 8 p.m. to midnight Monday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Tuesday through Thursday; 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday and
7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Happy Hour Jazz is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday.
Tonight, the spotlight shines on the Cecilia Coleman Quintet.
Sunday, it's the Alexandra Caselli Trio. The schedule for the week is
Harold Bennett on Monday, Tom Regis Trio on Tuesday, John Heard on
Wednesday, Steve Blackwood on Thursday and Karen Hernandez Quartet on
Jax is at 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call
RESTAURANT OFFERS MUSIC FROM '20s, '30s, '40s
The Oceanview Bar and Grill offers live entertainment six nights a
week for diners.
Entertainers perform a combination of piano and jazz guitar
pieces, and some accompany with vocals. Musical selections include a
mix of music from the 1920s, '30s and '40s to opera to Celine Dion.
Some entertainers also perform their original pieces and invite
diners to sing along with them.
Jennifer Russell and Michael Gayle sing jazz while playing piano
and guitar from 7 to 10 tonight. Singing behind the piano the rest of
the week are Bill Howe on Monday; Travis Warren, Tuesday; Mary Ekler,
Wednesday; Alexandra Caselli, Thursday; and Randy Hale, Friday.
The Oceanview Bar and Grill is at 3826 Ocean View Blvd. For more
information, call 248-2722.
RUSTY PELICAN COOKS WITH LIVE MUSIC
Glendale's Rusty Pelican, 300 Harvey Drive in Glendale, serves
dinner and Sunday brunch, but really cooks with its live singing and
2AZZ1 and The Body & Soul Band, featuring Burbank residents Craig
and Mary Durst, performs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays. There is no cover and
There's karaoke from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, live jazz from
7:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and live blues from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Saturdays. For information or to make reservations, call 242-9191.
PENELOPE'S CAFE HAS ART SHOW
Five artists are featured in an exhibit through Thursday at
Penelope's Cafe in La Canada Flintridge.
In the show are Andy Kitchen, an artistic photographer who works
in black and white; Gould Allison, specializing in acrylic abstract
paintings; Kathy Kidd, oil on canvas whales and dolphins; Vikki
Thomas, watercolor Coi paintings; and Christy Peterson, oil on canvas
Penelope's Cafe is at 1029 Foothill Blvd. in La Canada
Flintridge. For more information, call 790-4386
ARTIST SHOWING REALISM- IMPRESSIONIST WORKS
Artist Gerane Mooney is showing her realism- impressionist works
in oil through December at the Oceanview Bar and Grill in Montrose.
She began the study of French impressionist works in 1975. Her
classes and personal instructors include Pasadena City College,
McGroarty Art Center, Brand Art Studio, Shirlee Prescott, Hal Hemlick
One of Mooney's works, "Calla Lilies," is on permanent display at
the La Canada Flintridge Library.
Oceanview Bar and Grill is at 3826 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose.
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 Tuesday, Friday, Saturday. 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, dart
boards and a darts league, and the occasional live music band. Cover
is $3 on the weekend, $2 on Tuesdays and $5 Wednesdays. Call
GO TO GIGGLES FOR SALSA, LATIN HOUSE
Giggles night club, 215 N. Brand Blvd. in 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. 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; 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. Wednesdays.
Admission is $6, $5 for 17 and younger, and $3 extra for skate
rentals. Call 846-0035.
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. Admission is
$8.25 for adults, $5.25 for seniors 65 and older, $3.25 for kids 2 to
12 and free for kids younger than 2. Parking is free and strollers
and wheelchairs are available to rent. The zoo is at 5333 Zoo Drive,
Los Angeles. Call (323) 644-6400. It is closed on Christmas Day.
HOWARD MUSEUM OFFERS HISTORY OF BURBANK
The Gordon R. Howard Museum Complex features exhibits of early
Burbank. Hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Admission is free, but donations are accepted. The complex is at
1015 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. Parking is available at George Izay Park
lot off Clark Avenue.
For more information, call 841-6333.
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 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 house was built in 1914 by the founding family of La Canada
Flintridge. The city took ownership in 1987, and public tours have
been offered since 1995.
For more information, call 790-1421.
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