Joan of Art: Help a Horse Day, A Rocketman, and Movies with the Dead


Joan Alperin

Joan Alperin

Writer, Registered Critic


On June 1st from 11 am to 4 pm the ASPCA is having its annual HELP A HORSE DAY and everyone is invited.

This event is in support of California Coastal Horse Rescue which is dedicated to helping horses in need. What could be a better way to spend a Saturday?

There will be live music from Bluegrass Ghosts, Food Trucks, Local Vendors, an Old Fashion Pie and Cake Auction, A Beer Garden, A Kids Corral and Equine Training Demonstrations.

This is a fabulous family event or for anyone that loves and cares about horses. For more information call 1-805-758-8312 or visit CalCoastalHorseRescue.com.

I'll be there on Saturday and I can't wait.

And now for a film about the one and only ROCKETMAN - Sir Elton John

This fantastic film (yes I've seen it) opens on Friday, May 31st and it's a must see for fans and non fans that I promise will become fans.
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The film tells the story of Elton John's life, from his early years in Pinner, Middlesex as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, through his influential and enduring musical partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin as well as his struggles with depression, substance abuse and acceptance of his sexual orientation.

Oh and most of all it's about the music and the fantastic performances of Taron Egerton as Elton, Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin, and Richard Madden as Elton's manager John Reid. You will leave the theatre singing everyone of Elton's memorable songs for a long time to come. I know I still am.

Now if seeing films in a spooky setting is your thing than what could be better than CINESPIA at the HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY.

Movie screenings are held outdoors on Fairbanks Lawn an open grassy field inside Hollywood Forever Cemetery under the stars.

This Saturday they will be showing THE GOONIES . Doors open at 7:15 and the film starts at 9:00 pm

Since 2002 Cinespia Hollywood Forever Cemetery outdoor movies have offered audiences one of the most magical nightlife entertainment experiences in greater Los Angeles.

In addition to showcasing the best of cinema, Cinespia cemetery screenings feature pre show DJs, themed photo booths, a picnic at a gorgeous Hollywood landmark and even occassional visits by stars, directors and filmmakers. They also stage special film screenings at historic movie palaces around Southern California

Bring blankets, pillows or low chairs that have a seat that rest on the ground with a low back. Tall Chairs are not allowed. Outside beer and wine are permitted.

For upcoming movies and tickets go to Cinespia.org

Whatever you choose to do this weekend people have a great one.

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