Archive for April, 2010



The Top 25 Theme Parks in the world for 2009


h1 Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Check this out the 2009 Theme Index, which was published April 2010. Click on the link below for more numbers. Rather interesting read.

The Top 25 Theme Parks in the world for 2009:

1. MAGIC KINGDOM at Walt Disney World
2. DISNEYLAND
3. TOKYO DISNEYLAND
4. DISNEYLAND PARK at Disneyland Paris
5. TOKYO DISNEY SEA
6. EPCOT at Walt Disney World
7. DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS at Walt Disney World
8. DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM at Walt Disney World
9. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN
10. EVERLAND
11. DISNEY’S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE
12. SEAWORLD FLORIDA
13 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS at Universal Orlando
14. OCEAN PARK
15. NAGASHIMA SPA LAND
16. HONG KONG DISNEYLAND
17. YOKOHAMA HAKKEIJIMA SPA PARADISE
18. ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE at Universal Orlando
19. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD
20. LOTTE WORLD
21. EUROPA PARK
22. SEAWORLD CALIFORNIA
23. BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY
24. DE EFTELING
25. TIVOLI GARDENS

More info:
http://www.teaconnect.org/etea/2009ThemeIndex.pdf

Jeffery G. Rockey & Stephen John’s new play Steel DRAGnolias With Miss Barbie Q, David Campos, Jeffery Rockey, Jon Sparks, Sean Brown, and Dennis Tong - Opening May 14, 2010 - STAGES - Fullerton


h1 Thursday, April 29th, 2010

STAGES theatre is proud to present Jeffery Rockey & Stephen John’s new play Steel DRAGnolias, a spoof of the timeless Robert Harling classic, Steel Magnolias. Opening May 14, 2010, Steel DRAGnolias runs as a late night partner with the prime time offering, Steel Magnolias. Stephen John directs this gender-bending tale of friendship, love, loss and wigs set in steamy Chinquapin, Louisiana. Six southern “ladies” come together to trade advice and hairspray in this hilarious parody. You’ll never look at your hair dresser the same way ever again after watching this must-see event of the theatre season!

“Steel DRAGnolias started as a joke,” says playwright Rockey, “We all laughed about how great an all-male version of “Steel Magnolias” would be. But then I couldn’t get it out of my head, and I thought, ‘Why not?’ Robert Harling’s characters are so wonderfully written that they lend themselves to a drag treatment. All I had to do was let them talk and the play practically wrote itself!”

Rockey met with director Stephen John to build out the proposal and treatment. “What is really exciting about this show is that it was just an idea blurted out in a meeting. Then grew to a show concept, then a script treatment, and now it has a cast and is to be fully produced! All within 4 and a half months! This show is more of a workshop then any show that I have ever been a part of and we are looking to the cast to really bring the personalities of these ladies to life in a way that audiences have never seen before! It’s going to be a hilariously exciting ride for sure!” says Stephen John. Read the rest of this entry �

MISS KITTY’S BLACKOUT FLASHLIGHT Party - Friday May 7 - Boulet Brothers - DJ BARBEAU - MISS BARBIE Q


h1 Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Friday May 7
Miss Kitty’s BLACKOUT FLASHLIGHT Party

free flashlights at the door, no other lights allowed

join the Boulet Brothers, MISS BARBIE Q, your
hostess MISS KITTY and DJ BARBEAU and all
the town freaks for one dark naughty time…

stage productions & black out contests
SHADOW SHOWS + gogo girls and boys
NUDSICO + NUELECTRO + naughty hidden corners

robbers, masked sex thieves and striped clothing A++
_______________________________________

**FREE Before 10PM**

$2 DRINKS 9-10, $10 Cover After, 21 & Up

9PM-2AM @ The Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd (at Wilcox)
More info:
www.twitter.com/bouletbrothers
www.facebook.com/bouletbrothers

ATTK Addicted to the Knife - Repo! The Genetic Opera Shadowcast - Friday, April 30, 2010 - The Molting Signing! Vista Theatre


h1 Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

ATTK (Addicted to the Knife) is Los Angeles’ only Repo! The Genetic Opera Shadowcast! We’ve been repossessing your organs for over a year with something new and sexy each month.

And THIS month…

Come meet GraveRobber on April 30th!

Terrance Zdunich (writer/illustrator), Brian Johnson (colorist), and Oceano Ransford (letterer/designer) of “The Molting” we will be selling and signing the first 3 installments before our show!

The comic(s) will be selling for $25 for a copy of all 3 or $10 for the 3rd copy. (These prices include autographs by all 3 lovely men!) Please bring cash!

If you haven’t had a chance to grab (any) copy of “The Molting” we urge to do so this night. Arrive early to get in line and get your copy!

Start Time: Friday, April 30, 2010 at 11:30pm
End Time: Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 3:30am
Location: Vista Theatre
Street: 4473 Sunset Drive
City/Town: Los Angeles, CA

Tickets are $10.50 and available at the door.

http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#!/event.php?eid=105416216158720

Craft is a Verb - 6 Southern California Ceramic Artists - Opening Saturday, May 15, 2010 - PS Zask Gallery - Rancho Palos Verdes


h1 Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Craft is a Verb
- 6 Southern California Ceramic Artists-

curated by Tracey Weiss

Featuring:

Tetsuji Aono
Randall Bruce
Janet Neuwalder
Steven Portigal
Molly Schulps
Jenchi Wu

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: PS Zask Gallery
Street: 31252 Palos Verdes Drive West
City/Town: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

http://www.pszaskgallery.com/UPCOMING_SHOW.html

Summer Nightastic! Returns to Disneyland & Disney’s California Adventure June 11, 2010 - World of Color to Premiere at Disney’s California Adventure on June 11, 2010


h1 Monday, April 26th, 2010

“Summer Nightastic!” will run through Aug. 29, 2010 and will return at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure.

The new nighttime water show - “World of Color” - aka WOC at Disney’s California Adventure park. Will be located in Paradise Bay, Disney’s newest production features crazy water effects, huge projections, lasers - so lasers here but none for Captain EO - Really guys?, fire - fire is awesome, fog - but without the murderous ghost pirates or pirate ghosts, and surround sound that will make the cars go boom. Animated Disney and Disney•Pixar film sequences such as The Little Mermaid, Lion King, Alice In Wonderland, Wall-E and such will be featured.

Over at Disneyland park, “Fantasmic!” returns with Maleficent as her kick ass fire breathing dragon form aka the dragon that totally epic failed and missed almost the entire summer last year. Meanwhile enjoy the pretty lights In the skies above Sleeping Beauty Castle, “Magical” which premiered in summer 2009, features both super vixen pixie Tinker Bell and large eared pachyderm Dumbo in flight over the castle.

http://www.disneylandnews.com/press+releases/disneyland+offers+value+package.htm

Earth Day 2010 - April 22, 2010


h1 Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.

Earth Day 2010 can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Earth Day Network is galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability. Earth Day 2010 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy. Join the more than one billion people in 190 countries that are taking action for Earth Day.

http://www.earthday.org/

BOOTIE LA - SATURDAY MAY 1, 2010 - LOO & PLACIDO, DJ PAUL V., DJ Shyboy, R.A.I.D. - Then again BOOTIE LA - SATURDAY 22, 2010 - DJ PAUL V., DJ Shyboy, R.A.I.D.


h1 Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Flyers | Bootie LA = Twice A Month @ Echoplex! | LOO & PLACIDO

SATURDAY MAY 1

ECHOPLEX
1154 Glendale Blvd. BACK ENTRANCE!
Echo Park, Los Angeles
9 pm-2am . 21+
$5 before 10 PM, $10 cover
FREE Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people!

Direct from FRANCE -
Rare U.S. appearance from:
LOO & PLACIDO
Having toured all over Europe, these “Electronic Popstar Killers” have garnered a well-earned reputation for their sets, where the best of today’s and yesterday’s music is blended in a sort of ‘Back to the Future’ avalanche mix, resulting in a tasty electro/rock/hiphop mixture. And by adding a few machines and keyboard, as well as Placido’s voice, the duo create even more interactivity with the audience, giving a live feeling to their show missing from most typical DJ sets.

Resident Bootie DJ: DJ PAUL V.

Special guest DJ: DJ SHYBOY

Go-go dancing by:
R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance)

Also keep in mind that Bootie LA is now bi!

Ok not like Anna Paquin…bi monthly that is!

http://bootiemashup.com/la/

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - April 24-25, 2010 - Saturday & Sunday - UCLA


h1 Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

The 2010 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is where readers can meet their favorite authors. Kids can watch children’s books come alive. And families can enjoy the fun of reading together.

2010 Panels
Panel and speaker session are held indoors. Though these sessions are free, tickets are required due to limited seating. For ticketing information please check the site.

A few notable panels for this year are Bret Easton Ellis, Carol Burnett, Carolyn See & Lisa See, James Ellroy, Meg Cabot, Dave Eggers, Yann Martel, Terry McMillan, Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman, Jerry Weintraub, Bill McKibben, TC Boyle to name a few!

Also here are just a few of additional authors doing signings: Buzz Aldrin, Elizabeth Taylor, R.L. Stine, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary, Wil Wheaton, Henry Winkler, The Watson Twins, Mike Mignola, Pam Grier.

http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

Cypress College Annual Student Art Show Exhibit - Reception and Open House: April 22, 6-8 PM - April 22-May 13, 2010


h1 Monday, April 19th, 2010

Cypress College Annual Student Art Exhibit
April 22-May 13, 2010
Reception and Open House: April 22, 6-8pm

Cypress College’s Annual Student Art Exhibit highlights student work created during the 2009/2010 academic year. Works in the show range from paintings, jewelry, graphic design, ceramics, photography, computer graphics and so on.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 22 from 6-8pm. Along with the student art, the reception will feature a variety of food and music featuring the Boa Constrictors (weather permiting). Both the open house and the reception are open to the public and admission is free.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=102570443119328

http://www.cypresscollege.edu/newsEvents/eventDetails.aspx?Channel=%2fChannels%2fCampus+Wide&WorkflowItemID=23c1a90f-0839-4df0-a2c8-06af849247c7

Drawings | Boa Constrictors

http://www.myspace.com/josiahconstrictor

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