Writer: Joan Alperin

Joan was born in Brooklyn and spent many years working as an actress in New York City. Even though she traveled extensively, Joan couldn't imagine living anywhere else.. Well one day, she met someone at a party who regaled her with stories about living in L. A. specifically Topanga Canyon. A few weeks later she found herself on an airplane bound for Los Angeles. Joan immediately fell in love with the town and has been living here for the last twenty years and yes, she even made it to Topanga Canyon, where she now resides, surrounded by nature, deer, owls and all kinds of extraordinary alien creatures.. Joan continued acting, but for the last several years (besides reviewing plays and film) she has been writing screenplays. Joan was married to a filmmaker who created the cult classic films, (way before she knew him) Faces of Death.

JOAN OF ART: An Old Fashion Musical, Puppets, Whales and Books (yes they still exist)

The 1952 MGM song and dance classic that immortalized Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds is considered by everyone one of cinema’s greatest. A true classic. Adapted for the stage in 1985 by the film’s legendary creators Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Singing in the Rain comes to The Soraya thanks to a lavish new production … Continue reading JOAN OF ART: An Old Fashion Musical, Puppets, Whales and Books (yes they still exist)


JOAN OF ART: Three Different Kinds of Theatre and A Celebration of Beer – What Could Be Better?

Last weekend I saw a powerful, emotionally moving, beautifully acted one woman show entitled The Meatball Chronicles and I highly recommend it. If you do only one thing this weekend, run over to the he Hudson Theatre in Hollywood and get your tickets for this excellent must see production. This is actress Debrianna Mansini‘s story … Continue reading JOAN OF ART: Three Different Kinds of Theatre and A Celebration of Beer – What Could Be Better?


JOAN OF ART: Jordan Peele’s new Horror film US, LA Fashion Week, Vegan Faire, and L.A.’s Green Tours

Jordan Peele the genius behind the film, GET OUT is back and this time, he’s gone a step further. US, which I saw at a press screening the other night, opens this Friday, March 22nd and if you’re a fan of this genre, then you better buy your ticket fast. Accompanied by her husband, son … Continue reading JOAN OF ART: Jordan Peele’s new Horror film US, LA Fashion Week, Vegan Faire, and L.A.’s Green Tours


JOAN OF ART: Flowers, Flowers Everywhere, Stars in the Sky, St. Patrick’s Day Fun and A Thrilling Cinematic Ride

Spring, my favorite time of year has arrived and because of the heavy rains, Mother Nature has graced us with some of her best work. I’m talking about the WILDFLOWERS and they are out in full force. This weekend I’m headed for Lake Elsinore where the Poppy super blooms are ready for their close-up. The … Continue reading JOAN OF ART: Flowers, Flowers Everywhere, Stars in the Sky, St. Patrick’s Day Fun and A Thrilling Cinematic Ride


JOAN OF ART: Break Beat Play, Magical Musical, Great Restaurant About to Disappear and a very scary Stalker

Hello Everyone. I love rap! I’m fascinated by it probably because it’s something I have absolutely no ability to do. But that’s not the only reason. Powerful rap moves you emotionally and physically. So I can’t think of a better way to experience some great rapping then to go see the West Coast premiere of … Continue reading JOAN OF ART: Break Beat Play, Magical Musical, Great Restaurant About to Disappear and a very scary Stalker


JOAN OF ART: Delicious Food, Cinderella Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before, Art at the Rendon, and a Classical Musical That Never Grows Old

Now that the rain is over and the sun will be shinning it’s time to step out of your house, get into your car and explore some very cool events that will be happening this weekend in Los Angeles. I love food… I consider myself of foodie… However my definition of a foodie is someone … Continue reading JOAN OF ART: Delicious Food, Cinderella Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before, Art at the Rendon, and a Classical Musical That Never Grows Old


JOAN OF ART: A Weekend Filled With Art, Theatre, Music, and a Couple of Musical Legends

Art comes in many different forms. Many are quite familiar while others are quite unique. SAMSKARA falls in the latter category. Samskara is an immersive Art Experience taking place in Wisdome – a new immersive art park in the Arts District. Wisdom L.A. is dedicated to presenting the avant-garde transformational experiences and unforgettable events in … Continue reading JOAN OF ART: A Weekend Filled With Art, Theatre, Music, and a Couple of Musical Legends


JOAN OF ART – A theatre experience that makes you question what it is to be human, Grammy Award Winning Blues Man, Artisans and their wears and healthy delicious food

The weekend is here and the rain has stopped so it’s time to step outside for some fun, starting with a play that, besides entertaining you, will definitely make you think. Smart Love written by Brian Letscher and directed by Elina de Santos is about Artificial Intelligence and how humans, one day, will most certainly … Continue reading JOAN OF ART – A theatre experience that makes you question what it is to be human, Grammy Award Winning Blues Man, Artisans and their wears and healthy delicious food


JOAN OF ART – A Great Movie, A Touching, One Man Show, A Salute to a Legend, and Some Awesome Art

Hi Everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I want to wish you all a fearless 2019. It’s that time of year again when Hollywood brings out some of its best films and I’ve seen everyone of them. ‘On The Basis of Sex’ is definitely on my top ten list. The film is a … Continue reading JOAN OF ART – A Great Movie, A Touching, One Man Show, A Salute to a Legend, and Some Awesome Art


JOAN OF ART: The Masterpiece Roma, Laughs and More Laughs, Flying High, And 'Defying Gravity'

Now no matter how much shopping, party planning and decorating you have to do, there’s always time to take a break and just have fun. Here are some suggestions starting with… Director Alfonso Cuaron’s masterpiece ROMA, an autobiographical movie set in Mexico City in the 1970’s and shot in beautiful black and white. This is … Continue reading JOAN OF ART: The Masterpiece Roma, Laughs and More Laughs, Flying High, And 'Defying Gravity'


JOAN OF ART – A Great Place for Xmas Shopping, Comedy, Musical and An Important Powerful Film

I know most of you are shopping for Xmas presents, going to holiday parties or planning them, but in between all that, you might want to take a break and let yourself be entertained. The other day I went to a WGA screening of a beautiful, powerful, important film entitled THE HATE YOU GIVE. Even … Continue reading JOAN OF ART – A Great Place for Xmas Shopping, Comedy, Musical and An Important Powerful Film


JOAN OF ART – The Great Stevie Wonder, A Pulitzer Prize Nominated Play and A Music Concert for Charity

Even though Christmas is still a few weeks away the holiday events are happening in full force. With that said on Sunday I’ll be at Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys 22nd Annual Benefit Concert. The iconic singer/songwriter’s holiday event, hosted by Stevie’s nonprofit organization, the We Are You Foundation, will benefit children, people with … Continue reading JOAN OF ART – The Great Stevie Wonder, A Pulitzer Prize Nominated Play and A Music Concert for Charity


JOAN OF ART – BEING GRATEFUL, A Night of Magic, A Profound Film, Unique Food and a Powerful Play

After a week of devastation due to the fires that have destroyed so many homes, displaced pets and destroyed food sources for our wildlife some may find it hard to feel grateful. I had to evacuate for a week and luckily Topanga Canyon where I live was spared. Having said all this my favorite holiday … Continue reading JOAN OF ART – BEING GRATEFUL, A Night of Magic, A Profound Film, Unique Food and a Powerful Play

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