I thought I'd share since some fellow lolis may be interested in this.:) My hubby and I are definitely going to try it out so it would be lovely to meet some of you!
"On Valentine's Day, Electric Lodge Performing & Visual Arts Center in Venice will be transformed into a microcosm of old world teas and flavors, celebrating England and its cultural influences. The event will include all things British, with a twist on Alice in Wonderland - from fresh contemporary art to the refinements of the traditional tea party. There will be lots to see, hear, eat and do sure to engage and entertain adults and children alike. Play with the interactive displays, marvel at the art, munch on scones and cucumber sandwiches, and even go down a rabbit hole or two.
Every year around Valentine's Day we host a cultural event honoring a country with a strong tea-drinking tradition," says event producer Kulov. "Last year, we celebrated China, the years before that, Japan and India. This year, our event will culminate in a musical performance of Alice & Her Wonderful Tea Party by the Santa Monica Playhouse."
For more information, here is the event's website: www.kulovteafest.com/
Tickets are only $15 for entry into the festival and the stage performance. The entire event lasts from 2-8 PM. They also encourage guests to dress up as characters from Alice in Wonderland, and as a mini-incentive, those guests will "get a free shot of cherry!" I know I'll be wearing one of my more "Alice" looking loli outfits...
I'm sorry for the last minute posting; I only found out about this last weekend! So if anyone's interested in attending and perhaps meeting up, please post away. ^_^ It looks to be a cozy, charming V-day mini-fest!
EDIT 2/11/09 11:55 PM PST: Since it seems as though there's some interest, I figure I should post a tentative meeting time/place here. For those attending, please let me know if you think the times should be revised!
If it's NOT raining, I propose we meet just outside the Electric Lodge entrance around 1:00 PM and go shopping on Abbot Kinney. For those not going shopping, we can meet again off to the side in the Electric Lodge main lobby around 3:30 PM.
If it IS raining, I propose we just meet off to the side in the Electric Lodge main lobby around 3:30 PM.
Electric Lodge Address:
1416 Electric Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
Google map: maps.google.com/maps
Lol! I never know what goes on in my city either... I live in Riverside and only found out the week before we were going to have the annual Dickens Festival this past weekend. >.< Next year I'm going to make sure we take the dancing lessons so we can attend Fezziwig's Ball!
I'm just hoping it doesn't rain this weekend... *crosses fingers* At least the event's indoors? ~_^
But it sounds like so much fun!!! Take lots of piccies... I'll definitely want to see them! And you'll have to tell me all about Aimee's panels too. :)
Like I said, maybe we can just get together on another weekend to hang out? Lemme know when you and Andi are free and maybe we can just hang in Little Tokyo or something. I'll keep my eyes peeled for other events!
Will you be going to the santa monica event on? I live in Los angeles and i rarely know whats going on unless it concerns food :/ like stawberry festivals! xDD How was the festival?
Im praying it doesnt rain! That would be no fun >_>.
I didn't end up going to the Dickens Festival... half the event was outside and it poured all weekend, so I imagine it was mostly rained out sadly. I didn't go b/c I didn't want to end up sick, but I'm hoping I'll be able to go next year with the hubby. ^_^
And yes, I'm definitely going to this event rain or shine! (I already bought tickets.) So if you end up coming out, would you like to meet up? I don't think it would be difficult considering the event hall isn't very large. :p
Oh darn D: Stupid rain im like a cat with rain.
I told my friend i'd hang out with her this weekend but she just seems to want to hang out i'll ask her if she wants to attend to this. We were gonna dress up in lolita always! It sounds like destiny. And even if it was large our petite coats outshine everyone!
You got that right about the pettis! :D If you do end up being able to go, I'd love to meet you and your friend. I'm also hoping to get out there a little early if it's not raining. The theater's really close to Abbot Kinney and I'd like to do some window shopping there if weather permits.
Close to Abbot Kinney ....i use to go to school over there... hmm im so gonna get lost! Yea i think were gonna go... just gotta get my directions in check. I wonder if a lot of people will attend. I never been shopping there so i want to check it out too
Yay, my memory didn't fail me (this time). If you could get in contact with her, that'd be great.
I think I'll be going to club this week (unless they lock up the building again [face_enraged]), so we can talk about it some more then.