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Weekend Buzz – Events for March 30-31, 2019

On Saturday, bargain hunters should rise early for the second day of a three-day (Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.) estate sale at 733 N. Las Palmas.  According to the organizers, “Our client is a Colombian Philanthropist and Beverly Hills Celebrity Stylist with clientele including international royalty celebrities such as Betsy Drake, Dorothy McGuire, Claudia Cardinale, Simone Signoret, Maria Berenson, Fifi D’Orsay – to name a few.”  Sale items include designer fashions (men’s and women’s), high end furniture from around the world, name-brand crystal and stemware, silver decoratives, picture frames, perfume bottles, china sets, porcelain decoratives, brass decoratives, ostrich egg bird statues, kitchenware, needlepoint pillows, antique armoires, lamps, crystal decoratives, pottery, area rugs, chandeliers and sconces, paintings, prints and other art, garden statuary, patio furniture, books, gift items and more.

A bit later on Saturday, starting at 2 p.m. at the John C. Fremont Library, 6121 Melrose Ave., the library’s Play Readers program, in honor of Women’s History Month, will host a free staged reading of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize winning “The Heidi Chronicles,” which focuses on the women’s movement of the late 20th century.  Come and enjoy the play, learn more about the play reading program, and consider joining the group. Light refreshments will be served.

Meanwhile, also at 2 p.m. on Saturday, the Wilshire Branch Library, 149 N. St. Andrews Pl., will host a performance of ceremonial court and social folk dances by the Korean Classical Music and Dance Company. The event features performers in traditional colorful costumes, with dance, music, and educational segments.

2 p.m. on Saturday is also the starting time for the American Cinematheque’s screening of the Soviet Union’s epic 1967 film production of “War and Peace,” at the Egyptian Theater  (6712 Hollywood Blvd.). The 421-minute (seven hour!) film – based on the classic novel – will be shown in four parts (each between 81 and 144 minutes long).  There will be 10-minute breaks after parts one and three, with an extended intermission after part two.  The last segment will end around 10:30 p.m.

For those who like their vintage movies a bit shorter, snappier, darker and more hard-boiled, the Cinematheque will also present “Noir City: Hollywood -The 21st Annual Los Angeles Film Noir Festival,” starting this weekend.  The series, running through April 7, celebrates the crime-and-depravity-themed 1950s film genre.  Screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with a double-feature of “Appointment with Danger” and “Shadow on the Wall”…and continue on Sunday evening, also starting at 7:30 p.m., with a double-feature of “Sudden Fear” and “The Narrow Margin.”

Backing up a bit to Sunday morning, the Petersen Museum gets going at 9 a.m. with its 8th annual European Car Show – #Euro19 – on the third floor of the museum’s parking structure.  Owners will bring Audis, BMWs, Porsches and other European vehicles for a morning of cars, coffee, raffles, prizes and awards. There will also be special kids activities inside the museum (admission required).

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Starting just an hour later, at 10 a.m. on Sunday (and continuing through 4 p.m.) the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council will be holding elections for all 21 of its board seats, in the parking lot of the Barking Lot at 336 N. Larchmont.  If you live, work or own property in the GWNC area (roughly between La Brea and Western, and Melrose and Olympic), and you are at least 18 years old, you are eligible to vote for one of the 15 area-based representatives.  There are also five special interest seats, representing those with documented interests in local Business, Religion, Education and Other Non-Profit organizations, as well as a seat representing Renters…and an At-Large seat representing anyone with any kind of documented stake in the area.  For full voting information, how to determine if you’re a stakeholder and which seat(s) you may be eligible to vote for, see

Just a bit later, starting at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Knowles Karate Academy, 4378 W. 3rd St., will hold an “Intro to Women’s Self-Defense Workshop to benefit Alexandria House.  Participants will learn and practice some simple but effective standing, striking and ground techniques, and 100% of the proceeds will go toward helping women and children find safe and permanent shelter.  Registration is $25 through the event link at PayPal.

And finally on Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. back in the Miracle Mile, the Miracle Mile Toy Hall, 5464 Wilshire Blvd., will host a spring performance by the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. This heartfelt puppet show, appropriate for kids of all ages, will be followed by a meet and greet with your favorite puppets. See the link for tickets…

…and have a great weekend!

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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