Divorce Detox Diary October 27, 2010
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UNFRIENDING YOUR EX
With just the click of a button, we can unfriend people from Facebook, ejecting them from our daily lives without a second thought. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just “unfriend” your Ex in real time the same way you can on Facebook? As appealing as deleting your ex from your life sounds, it’s often just not possible, especially if you share children together. However there are ways you can alter your “privacy settings” in your life to minimize contact and interaction after divorce. Here are some suggestions on how distance yourself from your Ex:
THE MIND’S EYE
In The Mind’s Eye, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, the sense of sight. For all of these people, the challenge is to adapt to a radically new way of being in the world. The Mind’s Eye is a testament to the complexity of vision and the brain and to the power of creativity and adaptation. And it provides a whole new perspective on the power of language and communication, as we try to imagine what it is to see with another person’s eyes, or another person’s mind.
BLISSFUL THAI YOGA THERAPY
The deonThai™ METHOD of Thai Yoga Therapy is a radically relaxing and deeply revitalizing form of energy-balancing bodywork, uniquely blending assisted Yoga stretches and Traditional Thai Massage techniques into a blissfully integrated experience. Guaranteed to harmonize body, mind and spirit and help anyone to feel better from the inside out. Results typically include the deep release of energetic blockages in the body and mind, as well as improved spinal alignment, better physical balance, improved joint mobility and increased flexibility. Clients that receive regular treatments also report enhanced mental clarity, deeper sleep, greater endurance and more enjoyment for sports, work and play.
ACTING CLASSES: MCCABE STUDIO
McCabe Studio offers in depth acting classes for those who are professional actors already and those who want to learn what needs to be done on a daily basis to become a professional actor. You will acquire and improve a technique you can rely upon while growing a strong relationship with your self. This will help you overcome the demands of the business and any force that attempts to distract or prevent you from sharing your unique gift with the world.
Global 2010 is a citywide celebration during the month of October of National Arts and Humanities in Long Beach. It’s program for the National Arts Council for Long Beach includes Music & Sound, Books & Words, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, World Culture and other variety of free events including Free Fridays at the Long Beach Museum of Art. For further information on activities and events go to
INDULGE IN THE WORLD’S RAREST CHEESE
Join the The Blvd for a fun-ucational experience with The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. Beginning on 10/25 and going through 11/18, cheese expert Norbert and his team will be in The Blvd every Monday through Thursday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm to share their knowledge. Cheeses will be featured in regional groupings each week starting in Spain, and then travelling to France, Italy, and back to America. Plates starting at $25. For more information, please call The Blvd at 310.385.3901.
Get recipes no more than 140 characters long at Cookbook on Twitter or at your local bookstore. Eat Tweet: 1,020 Recipe Gems from the Twitter Community’s @cookbook by Maureen Evans is pretty impressive for the first twitter cookbook ever.Here’s a recent recipe she tweeted: ” Marcella Hazan’s Roast Chicken with Lemons: Bruise,stab2whl lem. Stuff in~4lb whlchicken,tie shut,s+p. h@350℉(turn1x); +20m breastup@400℉.”
SLAKE: L.A. ICONOCLASTS
Edited by former LA Weekly editors Laurie Ochoa and Joe Donnelly, Slake: Los Angeles is a new LA-centric quarterly that examines all things curious, fictional, poetic, political and philosophical, comprising work by local writers and artists. The evening will celebrate Slake’s second issue with Q&As, readings, and performances by Slake contributors, including screenwriter and novelist Jerry Stahl, House of Leaves author Mark Z. Danielewski, comic actress and writer Lauren Weedman (The Daily Show, Date Night, Hung), cult film queen Mary Woronov, plus jazz ensemble the Max Wrightson Trio. FREE Wednesday 10/27 7:00PM Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024-434
13TH ANNUAL LA CANCER CHALLENGE 5K/10K
The 13th Annual L. A. Cancer Challenge is one of Southern California’s largest 5K/10K events. Held on Halloween, more than 5,000 men, women and children of all ages are expected to participate – many will be dressed in festive costumes. The L.A. Cancer Challenge benefits the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. They have raised more than $2.6 million dollars for pancreatic cancer research. The L.A. Cancer Challenge will feature an Expo, a Halloween Kid Zone, Adult Costume Contest, Kids Costume Parade, the fabulous Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast and much more. Sunday 10/31. 6:00AM registration opens. 7:00AM 10K starts. 9:00AM 5K starts. 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90073
CALIFORNIA DESIGN BIENNIAL 2010: ACTION/REACTION
Building on the success of previous biennials, the PMCA presents a new format for the 2010 California Design Biennial (CDB). Whereas past CDBs were juried competitions, this year, the PMCA invited a notable design professional to curate each category in response to a theme, Action/Reaction, which describes designs that respond to current events, whether sociopolitical or economic, in a creative or innovative way. Rose Apodaca curates Fashion; Stewart Reed curates Transportation Design; Louise Sandhaus curates Graphic Design; Alissa Walker curates Product Design; and for the first time in CDB history, Architecture is included as a category, curated by Frances Anderton. Pasadena Museum of California Art 490 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
IN MY SHOES
A one woman show and unique portrayal of the modern woman through the eyes of three compelling, yet relateable characters, who will traverse life issues and topics that will evoke intense and deep emotions. Meet these three very different women brought to life by attorney turned first-time playwright, Patty Staco as we watch her literally step into each character’s shoes and become them. Come embrace these 3 characters, Jo, Katie and Ree, all joined by the bond of friendship, as they deal with unfulfilled dreams, struggle with self-forgiveness and awaken to the preciousness of each moment.
SPARC PRESENTS “DIA DE LOS MUERTOS” Social Public Art Resource Center presents a traditional “Dia del Los Muertos / Day of the Dead” ceremony to honor the dearly beloved with the annual ritual of Calling the Spirits to come to their celebration. The traditional community ceremony will start at 6:30 P.M. and is open to the community. The ceremony will be guided by Professor Martha Ramirez-Oropeza and UCLA students. After an intermission, our fortunate guests will enjoy a one-time ensemble of three traditional performers, Marisoul, Hector Marquez, and Cesar Castro. Thursday October 28, 6:30PM, 685 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA (Old Venice Jail) http://www.sparcmurals.org/sparcone/
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AT HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY
Experience the celebration on October 30th, 2010 at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles’s oldest memorial park, as we observe the millenary custom with altar settings, marigold flowers, a procession, incense, food and candles plus a humble homage to the fallen heroes and icons of the Mexican Independence and Revolution *Amuse the little ones at the Children’s Space with storytelling time’s “Myths and History from Zimbabwe to Mexico.” Plus art workshops and face painting. *The main stage will feature special performances by the rock-folk group “Hoppo” presented by Café Tacvba’s lead singer, Ruben Albarran. Also, singer-song writer Carla Morrison. This year Hollywood Forever cemetery and Dia de Muertos is proud to announce a $3000 prize award for the “Best Altar” and in addition a contest for the “Most Original Calavera” attire will grant $500 cash prize. CHILDREN UNDER 10 ENTER FREE. Saturday 10/30 2:00PM-12:00AM Hollywood Forever Cemetery 6000 Santa Monica Blvd Hollywood
WATSON ADVENTURES’ HAUNTED HOLLYWOOD SCAVENGER HUNT
Join Watson Adventures on a unique haunted scavenger hunt for adults this Halloween weekend! Visit ghost-plagued buildings and haunted spots on Hollywood’s famous strip while learning stories about the restless souls you might disturb. Learn about the celebrity ghost who plays a bugle in room 928 at a hotel, check out a movie-themed bookshop whose owner stuck his head in an oven and see if you feel the spirit of a man with a cape and top hat at the famously haunted Hollywood Wax Museum. You’ll also discover the haunting secret of the Hollywood sign, why the pool at Hollywood High is a dangerous place, where a blonde bombshell’s ghost gets wet, and whose ghost likes to pace in front of the Chinese Theater. Saturday 10/30 6:30PM Starting at Hollywood & Highland Center Courtyard.
LA PHIL PRESENTS HALLOWEEN SILENT FILM: DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
Legendary American actor John Barrymore stars in the dual role of this 1920 silent horror classic, accompanied live on the Walt Disney Concert Hall pipe organ. Sunday, 10/31, 2010, 7:30PM at Walt Disney Concert Hall 111 South Grand Ave. Los Angeles
5TH ANNUAL DUSK-TO-DAWN HORRORTHON! (at the Aero Theater)
Spend all night at the Aero Theatre’s fifth annual Horrorthon! Complete with between-film free food, giveaways, trailers, crazy shorts and surprises! Coffee courtesy of Peet’s Coffee and Tea,Monster Energy Drink courtesy of Hansen’s Beverage and prizes and giveaways courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Movies will include: FRIGHT NIGHT (1985), DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT (aka THE FORGOTTEN) (1973), CANDYMAN (1992), BLOODY BIRTHDAY (1981), PHANTASM (1979), and CEMETERY MAN (aka DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE) (1996) Saturday 10/30 7:30PM Aero Theater 1328 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403
2ND ANNUAL KCRW MASQUERADE COSTUME BALL
KCRW plays host to our 2nd annual Masquerade Costume Ball at the Legendary Park Plaza. Explore your inner ghoul in style with five uniquely themed rooms, dance to music on four stages by 13 KCRW DJs, lose yourself in the wild wonder world of Vaudeville circus troupe Lucent Dossier, and dine at a handful of frightfully tasty artisan food trucks. Thirteen KCRW DJs on the turntables. Roam the halls of this historic, haunted venue and lose yourself in interactive experiences by Lucent Dossier’s Vaudeville circus troupe. Saturday 10/30 9:00PM-2:00AM Park Plaza Hotel 607 South Park View Street, Los Angeles, CA
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