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Farmer’s Markets

PULL UP A CHAIR AT CALIFORNIA’S TABLE!Echo Park Farmers Market - Events California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

Los Angeles has a rich landscape of Farmer’s Markets! Somewhere near you there are local producers of fresh fruits, vegetables, and foods of all sorts and descriptions! It’s a wonderful way to connect with folks right here in California! Explore a Farmer’s Market near you!

Thursdays:
Thousand Oaks
South Pasadena
Glendale
Long Beach

Fridays:
Eagle Rock Farmers Market
Venice
Echo Park

Downtown L.A. (Bank of America Plaza)

Saturdays:                                                               Sundays:
Canoga Park Farmers Market                               ONEgeneration Encino Farmers Market
Santa Monica                                                          Melrose Place
North Hollywood                                                    Studio City
Downtown Burbank                                               Santa Monica
Pasadena (Victory Park)                                        Hollywood

FIND A FARMER’S MARKET NEAR YOU:
projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets                            experiencela.com
ccfm.com (California Certified Farmers Markets)           farmernet.com
Raw Inspiration                                                                  Ventura County Certified Farmers Markets
Harbor Area Farmers Markets


Museums

@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.@LARGE: AI WEIWEI ON ALCATRAZ
San Francisco, CA

The @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz exhibit is an inspirational, uplifting show of color, light and even whimsy, with a profound depth and thought provoking message. There are several parts to the exhibit, located in four main areas of the former penitentiary!

Details Here!

Links to more museums . . . more adventures!


Heritage Square Museum
                                                    
Gamble House                    
International Printing Museum                                            
LAMAG
LACMA (LA County Museum of Art)                                   Griffith Observatory
The Paley Center (TV & Radio)                                             L.A. Conservancy
Hammer Museum                                                                  The Getty
California Science Center                                                     The Norton Simon Museum
The Nethercutt Collection                                                     Natural History Museum
Skirball Cultural Center                                                         Long Beach Museum of Art
Balboa Park’s Museums (San Diego)                                   Aquarium of the Pacific
Bergamot Station / Santa Monica Museum of Art               Museum of Tolerance
Autry National Center of the American West                       
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
The Huntington (Art Collections, Botanical Gardens)        MOCA
The Museum of Jurassic Technology                                   Japanese American National Museum


Film

Film

Love movies? Well, California and Los Angeles have a nearly infinite variety of film festivals and venues to explore movies from around the world, and from Hollywood’s rich past! Multi-plexes are a dime-a-dozen, but we’ve gathered for you a listing of unique and special places where you can enjoy the full breadth of this incredible art form. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know!

ENCINOMOM FILM REVIEWS!

The Cinefamily
Echo Park Film Center (screenings and classes)
USC School of Cinematic Arts – Free film screenings!
The Nuart
The American Cinematheque (The Egyptian & The Aero)
New Beverly Cinema
Laemmle’s Theaters
Downtown Independent
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (screenings and exhibitions)
Old Town Music Hall
Los Angeles Conservancy (Last Remaining Seats summer festival)
Los Angeles Film Forum
Electric Dusk Drive-In (Outdoors in downtown LA!)
Vineland Drive-In (Outdoors in City of Industry!)
Van Buren Drive-In (Outdoors in Riverside!)
West Wind Drive-In (Outdoors in Goleta / Santa Barbara!)
Mission Tiki Drive-In (Outdoors in Monclair!)
Street Food Cinema (outdoors!)
Cinespia (outdoors!)
LACMA Film Program
UC Santa Barbara (Arts & Lectures film program)
Sundance Cinemas


Give – Contribute – Charity

Charity - Events California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON FOR ALL

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers nutritious meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents.

Downtown Women’s Center is the only resource in L.A. that is exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of homeless and low-income women.

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is a nonprofit charitable organization that is at the heart of a charitable food distribution network that includes over 1,000 charitable agency sites throughout L.A. County.

Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.


Flea Markets

Flea Market - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.Los Angeles has an impressive collection of Flea Markets, where you can find great antiques, unique gifts, thrift items and support independent local businesses! Enjoy our famous Southern California weather while you treasure hunt!

Pasadena City College Flea Market
               — First Sunday every month.
Rose Bowl Flea Market
               — Second Sunday every month.
Melrose Trading Post
               — Every Saturday & Sunday.
Long Beach Antique Market
               — Third Sunday every month.


Theater

LA STAGE ALLIANCE
DISCOUNT TICKETSThe Goat - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia — LA Times Critics Choice! 17 for 17 rave reviews! Directed by Ken Sawyer. Produced by Jon Imparato. With Matt Kirkwood, Spencer Morrissey, Ann Noble and Paul Witten. Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning play comes to the Davison/Valentini Theatre in a new production. What are the limits of tradition, tolerance and morality? Who gets to set the standards? How far are you really willing to go?

 

LA Stage Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building appreciation and support for the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles for nearly thirty-five years! Check out their web site for many shows offering discount tickets! Get out of the house! Have fun at a live performance! Naturally in 3-D, and gluten free!

MORE performing arts, MORE shows, MORE discount tickets across Los Angeles!


Coffee Resource Guide

Here’s just a few of the amazing companies and people that are leading the charge to bring soul-satisfying coffee to you! Please tell them “EncinoMom says Hi!” Join us next year at COFFEE-CON 2015!

KitchenAid  (Check out their new Pour Over Coffee Brewer at Williams-Sonoma!)

coffeecompanion.com
coffeereview.com
perfectcoffee.com
klatchroasting.com
coffeecuppers.com
behmor.com
urnex.com  (Specialty cleaning products for all things coffee!)

Sprudge, Coffee News and Culture
Specialty Coffee Association of America
Specialty Coffee Association of Europe


Tenaya Lodge At Yosemite
Out door ice skating, world class spa, fine dining set against the spectacular backdrop of Yosemite.
@Large Ai Weiwei On Alcatraz
Stunning contrast between this vibrant art installation and the decaying buildings of the former island penitentiary yields inspiration to thousands of visitors through April 2015.
Discovery Cube LA
Great place to spend the day exploring interactive science exhibits with your kids. Best for ages 6 to 14..