"Monkey Grass," continues at The Victory Theatre, 3326 W. Victory Blvd.
in Burbank. Directed by The Victory's co-artistic director, Maria
Gobetti, the play is about a Hollywood producer who is suddenly called
off the set to her family home in Ditchwater, Texas. Once home, she must
come to terms with her past, so she can have a present.
Murphy received the Ovation Award in 1995 for best writing of a world
premiere play for "Catch A Falling Star," produced by The Victory.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 7 p.m.
Sundays through June 25. Tickets are $18 through $20 and can be reserved
by calling 841-5421.
Artists' works have
links to the past
The Creative Arts Center Gallery in Burbank is featuring artists Nick
Fedak of Burbank, Bonese Collins Turner of Woodland Hills and Teri Garcia
of Santa Clarita in an exhibit through June 16.
Their works have several similarities. Fedek's photographic pieces
feature people and things of the past. Turner's works on paper
memorialize people and places from the past. Garcia's recent works
suggest a surreal view of the past, done in her signature colored pencil.
The gallery is at 1100 W. Clark Ave. in George Izay Park in Burbank.
The arts center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. It will be
closed Sunday and Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. It reopens from 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and will be open those hours Wednesday and
Thursday. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and and 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. June 3.
Eat dinner at Jax,
a jazz joint
Jax Bar and Grill is a supper club and jazz joint. Today it's Emmett
North Jr. and Sunday Dead Ringer taking the spotlight. Jax has live
entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight on Mondays; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Tuesdays through Thursdays; 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays;
and 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Sundays. Dinner is served until 1 a.m.
Happy Hour jazz is Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jax
is at 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For information, call 500-1604.
Roses in full bloom
at Descanso Gardens
Roses, some 4,000 of them, are in full bloom at Descanso Gardens
All kinds of varieties, from ground cover roses to climbers, are on
display. Wild roses can be seen, as well as roses developed over the
course of history and roses introduced by other countries -- Scotland,
Austrailia, Japan, and all countries that have been involved in rose
A chrysanthemum sale will be sponsored by the Glendale Chrysanthemum
Society from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Sunday on the Magnolia Lawn. A
wide selection of plain and fancy mums will be for sale. Experts will
explain their care.
The San Fernando Bromeliad Society will host a bromeliad show from 9
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Van de Kamp Hall. Experts will answer guestions.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 seniors and students, $1 for ages 5 to
12 and free for children under. Free parking is available. Descanso is at
1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. For information, call
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