Backstage Tour of the Historic Alex Theatre
A backstage tour of the Alex Theatre takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24.
The theatre is a remnant of the grand movie palaces that were a highlight of the golden age of Hollywood. It has been lovingly restored and serves the city today as its premier arts venue. The Friends of the Alex Theatre, an all-volunteer group that provides support for this historic theatre, is offering an exclusive backstage tour to reveal the theatre’s history. Alex Volunteer Andrea Humberger will provide an overview of the venue’s 82-year history, restoration process and current activities and programs. She’ll explain the background of the architecture, sculpture and other art objects that grace the interior and exterior. This will be a walking tour that includes climbing many stairs. This tour is not recommended for small children.
Meet in front of the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale. Validated parking is provided in the Orange Street Parking Garage, one block west of the theatre.
This tour is free, thanks to the Friends of the Alex Theatre.
Navajo Dancers coming to CV Park
Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will present “Angeles Pena’s Navajo Dancers” at the west end of Crescenta Valley Park from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 at Honolulu and Dunsmore avenues. Pena will narrate as three dancers and a drummer illustrate the dances from the Navajo culture. Pena is a member of the Forest Service and has recently been on the fire line battling, with many others, the devastating Station fire.
This event is open to the public. It is free and families are welcome. Call Wayne Fisher for further information at (818) 353-4181. Rain cancels this program.
Bookstore to host Gris Grimly
Once Upon A Time Bookstore is pleased to host author/illustrator Gris Grimly at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 as he reads from his latest illustrated Simon & Schuster book, “Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of Death and Dementia.” Gris’ illustrations illuminate such macabre short stories as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether,” “The Oblong Box,” and “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar.” While the original stories have been neatly nipped and tucked, the dread, the gore, and the horror still reaches otherworldly heights thanks to Grimly’s spine-chilling visuals. .125
Once Upon A Time Bookstore is located at 2207 Honolulu Ave.
Public invited to open house
Verdugo Fire Communication Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an ppen house
on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. The Verdugo Fire Communications Center is located at 421 Oak St. in Glendale.
Frida’s to host October mixer
The Glendale Latino Association will have its October mixer at Frida’s at 750 Americana Way in Glendale at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The entrance fee is $10.
Fashion show fund raiser planned
The Patrons’ Club of Glendale Community College is planning a fund raiser for scholarships for deserving students. The event is being held on Friday, Nov. 6, at the Castaways Starlight Ballroom, 1250 Harvard Drive, Burbank. The theme this year is
“Up, Up, and Away.”
The annual fashion show will feature ensembles from Holiday Hats & Gowns of Montrose. Tickets are now available at $45. per person. For reservations, call (818) 249-5443 or (818) 249-3075.
Tasty Veterans’ Day
Enjoy tastes from 19 local restaurants from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the CV Chamber of Commerce “Taste in the Foothills” fund raiser at the Marketplace Shopping Center, 2629 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. The CVHS Jazz Band will be performing. Tickets are $15; a portion of the funds raised will go toward the Veterans War Memorial at Two Strike Park. Tickets available at the chamber office; 3131 Foothill Blvd. ‘D’ . For details , call (818) 248-4957.