A FEAST OF FESTIVALS
Stuff yourself with strawberries in every way imaginable at the very popular annual California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard. Greek food, music, dancing and culture await you at the Annual OC Greek Fesival in Anaheim. You'll find an eclectic mix of live music, food, artists and more at the annual Santa Monica Festival. Celebrate gay pride this weekend with a parade and festival at Long Beach Gay Pride. Five museums open their doors for a free day on Sunday at the annual MOTA Day (Museums of the Arroyo) in the Pasadena area.
There's more of course. See all of this week's Editors Picks or view the full Eye Spy LA Calendar
TIP: you can find events and other things to do near you - you'll find neighborhood and regional calendar links at the bottom of all Eye Spy LA web pages.
Happy Weekend! --Andrea Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|CYRANO AT THE FOUNTAIN THEATRE|
By Samuel Bernstein
Cyrano is the best reason to see the Fountain Theatre and Deaf West Theatre's retelling of Cyrano. Troy Kotsur is perfection as the title character in Stephen Sachs' new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac. It's a bravura performance, full of passion, integrity, and enough kinetic energy to power a city. That Kotsur is deaf has everything and nothing to do with it.
I had never actually seen a partially signed, partially spoken show before this one, and it is a very interesting form. Other characters speak for the actors who sign, and in theory it seems like it would be distancing, but it isn't at all. Having someone else speak as Kotsur signs (the very able Victor Warren) gives you a chance to concentrate even more fully on Kotsur's incredibly expressive face and gestures...
|Eyestrology - This Week's Event Forecast|
|By Cici Psy-Chic|
Happy birthday to these celebrity Gemini's: Bill Paxton (5/17), Tina Fey (5/18), Kevin Garnett (5/19), Cher (5/20), Ashlie Brillault (5/21), Naomi Campbell (5/22), Joan Collins (5/23).
GEMINI - Plan B
CANCER - Hit a Wall
LEO - Stress
VIRGO - Excitement & Exhaustion
LIBRA - Vanity
SCORPIO - Cool and Calm
SAGITTARIUS - Responsibility
CAPRICORN - World of Difference
AQUARIUS - Coffee Can
PISCES - Make Your Move
ARIES - Amazing Alchemy
TAURUS - Simplify
Be on the lookout for delays, detours and other setbacks. These are only minor inconveniences. Take it as a sign to slow down and venture off the beaten path. Chronically late folks would do well to make a concerted effort to leave extra time in their commute. Think ahead not behind.
Read your full EYESTROLOGICAL Forecast
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Eye Spy LA has been the online Local's Guide to L.A. since 2003. Content is written, edited and maintained by locals and focuses on local and nearby events and the local creative community.
Editorial policy: Eye Spy LA editorials are stories written about places, entertainment and events that we go to. The opinions are those of our editorial staff and the writer of the piece. Calendar listings are ads posted by the people producing events and activities in the local area. Each week we pick and recommend events and other things to do based on our experience or sometimes because they look particularly unusual, unique or in some other way interesting. We do not recommend them based on any fees they may or may not have paid us for advertising.
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