This weekend, join the parade of art lovers taking the fabulous Topanga Canyon Gallery Studio Tour. Get your tickets at the gallery and follow the map to see your favorite artists in their home studios. It’s a great chance to see where they work and live. Many will have demonstrations of their craft. There are usually a few artists at each location.
Saturday, June 11th, 10am-5pm
Sunday, June 12th, 11am-5pm
Tickets at the door are $20.
Free reception with the incredible Silent Auction will be on Saturday at 5-8 pm. Come take a little bit of art home with you.
For more information, go to Topanga Canyon Gallery
Topanga is a pretty progressive place when it comes to green thinking. How about Solar Electricity? If you have an interest, but don’t know where to ask your questions, Permacity is offering a Solar Open House tomorrow so you can come see how it all works.
Gracious Topangans, Robin & Jim, will have their solar electric home open tomorrow and invite you to come see how solar electricity powers their home. Lee Rhoads of Permacity is presenting this open house and can answer your questions about installation and how your home would be connected to the electrical grid.
Besides the fact that there will be great info, Jim & Robin’s home is a delightful place to visit. Colorful, artful and beautifully landscaped, you will enjoy your time sipping a cool drink and thinking green.
Have you made your plans for Valentines Day in Topanga? NO??? Well here are some ideas for you and your sweetie.
Looking for a tasteful and tasty gift? Stop into the Canyon Gourmet at Pine Tree Circle for a beautifully composed gift basket. They have fantastic ideas and can either put one together for you or help you customize one yourself. Make sure to include some custom chocolates – there is a fine selection, including beautifully decorated vegan chocolates.
The Canyon Bistro is having two seatings for a special Valentines Day menu. You can view the menu online, but call quickly to see if they have some reservations left.
Rocco’s Restaurant is also offering a selection of Valentines Day meals featuring some of their most popular dishes.
Flowers? There is no better place to find truly unique and gorgeous arrangements than Peace Rose. Ari is a genius with all types of blooms.
Happy Valentines Day to all you sweethearts out there!
Topanga Elementary Charter School 2010 Book Fair - Pull out your finest PJs and come to Topanga Elementary Charter School's famous Pajamarama Book Fair night! That's right, kids and grown-ups can come browse through a terrific collection of books for sale. There will be storytimes and good company PLUS a great chance to get some holiday shopping done.
Saturday night, October 30 Is the 2010 Topanga Elementary Charter School Halloween Carnival. With games and lots of goodies, all are sure to have a great time.
A beautiful autumn night full of music, good food, and good company to support our own Topanga Community House. Here is the info:
$15. At the door. $10. for Topanga Community Club Members.
Dinner included! Beer and Wine available for purchase!
DINNER SERVED AT 6:50
*LISA TURNER AND CHAUNCEY BOWERS
1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Discover Topanga Events - Malibu Family Wines proudly hosts the 10th Annual Harvest & Crush Event -- A special fundraiser honoring City Hearts' 25th Anniversary, Sunday, Sept 19, 2010. This event is a day of good food and GREAT Semler/Saddlerock wine in the paradise that is the Santa Monica Mountains. Benefits City Hearts Kids Say Yes to the Arts.
In the tradition of House concerts and folk festivals, the first event of the TOPANGA ACOUSTIC MUSIC SERIES will showcase contemporary folk singer/songwriters. At the Topanga Community House.
Come up to “Reggae ‘Pon the Mountain” Saturday, June 26, at the Topanga Community House. It’s only $20 for an entire day of reggae music featuring Pato Banton. Ras Michael, and Quinto Sol. There will be local and regional artists as well.
One cool thing about this concert is the producers – two guys who grew up here in Topanga and wanted to produce a fun event to support the Community House and its youth services programs. Best wishes for a successful event to Brooks Ellis and Amit Gilad!
- Saturday, June 26, 2010
- 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Topanga Community House 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
- $20 entry
More artist and ticket info at TopangaReggaeFestival.com
One of my very favorite Topanga events is taking place this weekend, June 12-13th. The Topanga Canyon Gallery Studio Tour 2010 begins at the gallery in Pine Tree Circle and then goes wherever you want to take it! The tour is a self-guided wandering through 25 studios of our wonderful Topanga artists in residence with guest artists who know how special it is to be a part of the Topanga experience. It’s also a nice way to see the different neighborhoods within Topanga, each with it’s own personality and character.
Where: Pick up Tour Guide Booklet & tickets at 120 N. Topanga Cyn. Blvd. #109
When: Saturday June 12th — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday June 13th — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Presale $15, Tour Days $20 1 ticket is good for both Saturday and Sunday
Reception & Silent Auction: Saturday 12th 5 – 8 p.m.
After touring so much beauty on Saturday, come back to the gallery for the artists’ reception. It is always a nice, relaxing evening of people mingling and sipping and talking about which studios were their favorites. Don’t miss the silent auction for the gorgeous art on the Wall of Squares – squares of art each artist donates to raise money for the gallery. The variety of medias and styles make this one interesting display of talent. Many of the items are the subject of some fierce bidding – I dare you to win my choice away from me! Come give it your best shot.