5G Free California Fundraising Gala, Monday, June 13, 7-10 p.m.â€”Are you sensitive to wireless radiation emanating from 5G cell towers? Do you know 5G requires additional infrastructure, like small cell towers every 200 feet throughout the County? Weâ€™ve already paid for fiber optics with $42 billion more available. 5G uses ten times more energy. To learn more: Inn of the 7th Ray,128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Topanga, CA 90290, (310) 455-1311. In person, $20; or Zoom, request link. Contact Julie Levine, (310) 455-9389; firstname.lastname@example.org; or 5gfreecalifornia.org.
Theatricum Botanicum Repertory Season, June 11-October 2 â€”Catch this weekendâ€™s openings of Merry Wives of Windsor (Saturday, June 11, 7:30 p.m.) and A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream (Sunday, June 12, 3:30 p.m.). Opening on Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m.) Oscar-winning writer (On Golden Pond) Ernest Thompson revisited and revised the 1981 version of The West Side Waltz for a Geer family revival starring Artistic Director Ellen Geer, her sister Melora Marshall, and daughter Willow Geer. The original Center Theatre Group production starred Katharine Hepburn and Dorothy Loudon, and was made into the 1995 film starring Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minelli and Jennifer Grey. Visit: Theatricum.org for the full summer schedule of plays.
June is Alzheimerâ€™s and Brain Awareness Month â€”The Topanga Actors Company resumes live performances with Planet A, Saturday, June 18, Sunday, June 19, 2 p.m., at the Topanga Library. It is directed by Mary Crescenzo, playwright and author of â€śThe Planet Alzheimerâ€™s Guide: 8 Ways the Arts Can Transform the Life of Your Loved One and Your Own.â€ť Reserve tickets to see the show live with Q & A and reception to follow with an advanced donation of $25 or more at brownpapertickets.com/browse.html; or donate $25 per person to https://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=15144&pg=personal&px=13706059. If you canâ€™t attend in person, stream the show on demand from June 21 thru June 30, with an advanced ticket purchased through Broadway on Demand. For more information contact Mary at: PlanetAtheatre@gmail.com.
This program is not sponsored or endorsed by LA County Library.
Make Music Day Returns, June 21â€”
One way Topanga Canyon will be celebrating the solstice is with free, live music all day, all free, all over town on Tuesday, June 21st, 11 a.m.â€“10 p.m. Musicians from Topanga and beyond will welcome everyone to venues such as Pebbles, the Topanga Community Club, Moona Star, Flower Power, Be Love, CafĂ© Mimosa, Pritchett-Rapf, and others, joining more than 1,000 cities around the world in the 40th annual Make Music Day celebration. Visit makemusicday.org/topanga for complete listings.
Loose Lips Virtual Poetry Series, Tuesday, June 21, 6 p.m. â€”Poets Carl Marcum and David Oliveira read for this quarterly series.
Carl Marcum is a Chicano poet from Tucson, AZ, whose poems have appeared in the anthologies, â€śThe Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry,â€ť â€śLatinx Rising: An Anthology of Latinx Science Fiction & Fantasy.â€ť He is author of â€śCue Lazarusâ€ť and â€śA Camera Obscura.â€ť (https://redhenpress.org/products/a-camera-obscura-by-carl-marcum) He lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
David Oliveira, author of â€śStill Life with Coffeeâ€ť (Brandenburg Press, 2022), is published widely, has three poetry collections, and featured in important anthologies. He was Santa Barbaraâ€™s millennium poet laureate, 1999-2000. He lives and writes on the banks of the Mekong River in Cambodia. Order directly from author.Â $15 including shipping (email@example.com).
NOTE: Held on Zoom, through the support of the Ventura County Poetry Project, a link will be posted on the Loose Lips Facebook page and in the Topanga Authorsâ€™ Group.