Hot News: Weekend Events in LA– August 8 & Beyond!

Many interesting events are happening this weekend and in the rest of August– and as I get notes about weekly events or things you need to know about in advance, This calendar page will hit you with the best shots for the weekend for fun, shopping, family events or just things for you and your gal pals to hit.
Fragance & Fundraising Makes a Lot of sense & scents. Your purchase leaves you smelling fabulous and makes a donation to a great charity.
Sarah Horowitz Helps Golden Phoenix Foundation Event. Check the new ForeverLily fragrance!!
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Sarah Horowitz, famed perfumer whose creations are worn by the likes of Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel, will be opening an artisan perfume blending bar in Westlake Village, CA.
A portion of proceeds will benefit the Golden Phoenix Foundation, started and run by best-selling author and founder of the new ForeverLily fragrance (Jessica Alba and Dana Delaney are fans), Beth Nonte Russell. The Golden Phoenix (www.goldenphoenixfoundation.org) Foundation works to end child abandonment throughout the world.
Consumers will be treated to an exclusive opening day offering of:
10% off of all ready to wear fragrances
Free samples
Up to 50% off of some of Horowitz’ cult-followed scents and ancillaries (including Perfect Gardenia and Kiss)
Introduction to ForeverLily fragrance
Where: 850 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village, CA, 91361
When: August 8th from 1 – 5 pm
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum Looking for a celebrity sighting? Well this isn’t exactly the real thing — but it’s pretty close as you can get to a guaranteed celeb spotting. Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum has opened and now it’s ready to rock and roll in Hollywood
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This is the first Madame Tussauds, in the company’s 200-year history, to be built from the ground up, and will be housed in a 40,000 square foot, three story contemporary building with underground parking, designed by noted Los Angeles architect Michael Rotondi of JAG/RoTo Architects.
Newly created wax figures — said to cost $300,000 each — of singer Beyoncé Knowles and Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx, were among the first two figures made for exhibition in the sprawling, new attraction.
Madame Tussauds, Marketing Director, Drew Potton says, “If Hollywood was around when Madame Tussaud was alive, this would have been her first destination.”
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Photo from ETonline . Click to see the video.
“Madame Tussauds Hollywood is a perfect example of how new growth in Los Angeles is helping us weather these tough economic times. Here we have construction jobs and soon, it will join the ranks of iconic attractions that draw visitors to Los Angeles from across the United States and around the world,” remarked Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa.

Sneak Peek video
How about a discount to sweeten the trip to Madame Tussauds which is adjacent to Mann’s Chinese Theater?

*Receive $5 Off a regular price Adult/Child Admission when you present this offer.
To receive this discount, you must print out this offer to be exchanged at the Madame Tussauds Box Office at time of purchase to receive $5 off up to six (6) one day admission tickets to Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Not valid with other discounts, online ticket sales, or other offers. Valid at Box Office Only.
Promo code: 9011/9012.
Additional restrictions may apply. Not for resale. Only a printed offer will be honored. Expires 12/31/2009
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PRINT OUT this entire post (the Madame Tussaud portion) and present it at the ticket office
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Legally Blonde Musical Goes LA!!
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Becky Gulsvig as Elle Woods and Frankie as Bruiser in the National Tour of Legally Blonde the Musical. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Legally Blonde” at the Pantages Theatre, which runs from August 12th – September 6th.
SAVE UP TO $20 ON SELECT SEATS* WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER!
LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL L.A. Premiere! Pantages Theatre, Hollywood
August 12 – September 6, 2009
LEGALLY BLONDE follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesn’t take “no” for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more “serious,” Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. After turning Broadway and MTV hot pink, this “Feel-Good Song and Dance Juggernaut” (New York Magazine) was proclaimed “The Best New Musical Around!” (WOR).
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Becky Gulsvig as Elle Woods and the cast of the National Tour of Legally Blonde the Musical. Photo credit: Joan Marcus



Must Use Promo/Special Offer Code: OMGX2

Online: www.BroadwayLA.org/OMG
Phone: 800-982-ARTS (2787)
In Person: Pantages Box Office
6233 Hollywood Blvd., open daily 10am-6pm
Groups of 15 or more, please visit www.NedGroups.com or call 866-755-3075
* HURRY! Offer expires at 5PM on 8/22/09!
Discount valid on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening performances from August 18 thru August 27 only.
Offer excludes Orchestra Rows A-Z 100s/200s/300s.
Subject to availability.
Regular $95 tickets, Now $75.
Regular $75 tickets, Now $55.
Regular $55 tickets, Now $40.
Regular $35 tickets, Now $25.
Regular $25 Tickets, Now $20.
Customary Ticketmaster convenience charges apply to all online and phone orders. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Other restrictions may apply.
Up a bay with a paddle– back to nature!
From DailyCandyLA.com– for those who like outdoor activities and want something truly unusual and maybe even a touch romantic, you can’t beat this following suggestion and there’s enough time for you to book it in advance.
Reserve A Moonlight Paddleat Newport Beach’s Upper Back Bay estuary by moonlight. This is a huge area and as the tide comes in, you can see all kinds of wildlife and the lights from the homes up on the hills.
All-levels kayaking at Newport Beach’s Upper Back Bay estuary by the light of the moon.
Why: Get back to nature, get romantic and get a workout all at the same time.
Drive down Jamboree south to the beach and turn left into Fashion Island for an array of stores and restaurants in all price points–because you will be hungry after you are done.
When: Aug. 14 & 15. Fri. & Sat., 7-9:30 p.m. Or by private tour.
Where: Newport Aquatic Center, 1 Whitecliffs Dr., off Polaris Dr., Newport Beach (714-848-4909). To sign up, e-mail houghdm@yahoo.com.
Stevie Wilson

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