The Renegade Reopens July 6
“Save the date! We will be officially re-opening our doors on Tuesday, July 6th! We are SO EXCITED to be back and get the good times rollin’ again. We have some fun new details to reveal over the next few weeks, so make sure to follow us for more info!” – The Renegade More>>
Gritty in Pink Pop-Up Show | July 8
It’s finally here! After a year of pandemic-era livestreams, Gritty In Pink is returning to the stage, live and in person on Thursday, July 8 at Pitfire Pizza in the NoHo Arts District. Shira Yevin, Gritty In Pink founder and singer of Shiragirl says, “It is so surreal to finally be able to return to live shows, over 16 months after our last in-person event! We are so grateful to be partnering with Pitfire Pizza, Noho Arts District, and our local community in North Hollywood, where so many musicians call home." More>>
Local Features | Frankie Smith
The unofficial NoHo motto is: “NoHo is only as great as its people.” This summer we are highlighting some of our awesome creative neighbors. This week we feature a North Hollywood visual artist. Meet Frankie Smith, a NoHo storyboard artist. More>>
"BAZAAR BIZARRE! A Pop-Up Retail Experience" | July 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group Proudly Presents "BAZAAR BIZARRE! A Pop-Up Retail Experience". Amidst a rummage sale in an unassuming NoHo theatre, there lies a mysterious hidden marketplace.  Just ask to see the "private wares" and you will be introduced to the marvels of BAZAAR BIZARRE! Come experience a tour of the Bazaar's private collections of the odd and occult, along with the peculiar services provided by a bevy of colorful characters. More>>
"Code Pink" | July 10-August 15
Loft Ensemble presents “CODE PINK,” a world premiere play written and directed by Adam Chambers and Jana Lee Hamblin with additional writing by the cast. Anything can happen during a 24-hour shift in a hospital maternity ward. The play peeks into the lives of the nurses, doctors, and administrators who work there, and reminds us that every hero has a story, but they don’t all have a happy ending. More>>
"Motel 66" HEAD EAST Theater Review
Finally, some live theatre! Really live. In the flesh.
These plays, with their sweet humour and aching hearts populated by characters full of life and gritty realness gives plenty for the wonderful actors of GRT to sink their teeth into. All of them are as eager as the audience for live theatre and the kind of connections that can only be made when people sit together and experience stories well told. GRT never disappoints. More>>
"Motel 66" | GO WEST Theater Review
The Group Rep has really thought out how to get us back to what we love…LIVE THEATER.  Outdoors at The Yard brings all the wonderful sights, and sounds of the neighborhood. But, it only adds to the enjoyment, ambiance and experience. Outside on a summer night in NoHo…how great is that!? IT’S GREAT. “Motel 66” is 12 new one acts divided into two groups on alternate evenings – HEAD EAST and GO WEST. More>>
Blaqhuas NoHo R&B Brunch
Why yes, we’ll take some Maxwell with a delish brunch. We’d also take a little Jodeci with our mimosas.  If this sounds like a yummy combo, you’ll have to head over to Blaqhaus NoHo for their weekend R&B Brunch. Reservations are a must. More>>
Best Vegan Cookies – 3 Ways
These are the best vegan cookies recipes I’ve ever tried. Vegan Triple Chocolate Cookie, Vegan S’Mores Cookie or Vegan Oatmeal and Raisin Cookie, this video has something for everyone. These are also very easy and quick vegan cookie dough recipes, whilst being absolutely perfect. 100% would recommend.  More>>
Sidewalk Singers Bring Music (and joy) to NoHo
How does this 2021 singing telegram work? "A singer and guitarist will arrive with sanitized balloons to the front of your home, (socially distanced) or to the home of a friend/loved one and perform! If it’s a surprise for someone else, we can be in text communication with you the whole time! We will also be wearing our face masks! We can perform songs of ALL GENRES and if one of the songs you want isn’t on our list, we will LEARN IT JUST FOR YOU! We specialize in birthdays, anniversaries, or even a morale booster for your best friend! Don’t let Covid-19 stop you from creating beautiful memories for your special day!!" More>>
Changes Are Coming to the NoHo Arts District
Meet District NoHo, a new North Hollywood development and one of the largest in the NoHo Arts District’s 20+ year history.  More>>
Going Back to In-Person Acting Class
Wow, it’s been 15 months that we have been unable to teach classes in our North Hollywood studio. But, now we are going back to in-person acting classes. We will be going back to in-person acting classes in July and will be providing both zoom and in-person classes. First thing I tell actors is this: Regardless of Covid or not, find a class where you feel safe. Be careful of peer pressure and competition. Stand in your integrity. Everyone needs their own time to adjust to the changes ahead. Take your time and do it on your terms.
Stay safe." - Fran Montano, Actors Workout Studio More>>
Online Acting Class Guide
When we get dealt a heavy hand like COVID19, we find a creative solution - that's the NoHo way. For our acting classes it's no different. Our acting classes have gone online for the time being and we've created a list for our readers. Remember, they may cancel our in-person acting classes but they will not take our acting classes away. More>>
Getting Commercial and Theatrical Headshots During the Pandemic
As the theatre and film industries look to get back in the swing of things, actors are more and more getting ready for new opportunities. For many actors, new headshots will be in order. But health experts continue to warn the COVID-19 pandemic is still a threat. So, what can actors do to safely get updated headshots?
NoHo is a neighborhood filled with actors, after all, we have 20+ theaters in one square mile! What do most actors need? More>>