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Arts & Entertainment

Beverly Hills Tour D’Elegance Set for June 20
The 2019 Concours d’Elegance Photo courtesy of the Rodeo Drive Committee

Beverly Hills Tour D’Elegance Set for June 20

The procession is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and last one hour. Following the rally, the Tour d’Elegance will conclude with a brief presentation in front of City Hall honoring the top cars and drivers. 

Producer Chuck Fries Dies at 92

Producer Chuck Fries Dies at 92

Fries pioneered the television movie genre at Metromedia Productions in the ‘70s (with over 30 movies for TV and nine television series) and then mastered with his own independent production and distribution company, Fries Entertainment. 

It’s Spring Art Show Time in Beverly Hills

It’s Spring Art Show Time in Beverly Hills

“We are excited to showcase a few amazing Art Show artists in Master Class workshops,” said Brooke Putich, Art Show Coordinator and Arts & Culture Recreation Supervisor for the City of Beverly Hills.

Pianos to Sing for Hope in Beverly Hills this Summer

Pianos to Sing for Hope in Beverly Hills this Summer

“We definitely want the business district in this,” Vice Chair, Deborah Frank, said at the meeting. “We’re forming a committee and we’re going to specifically target underwriters for this entire event. That’s our goal. To support it with fundraising as we did for the Visions in Light: Windows on the Wallis.”

Applications Open for  Beverly Hills National Auditions

Applications Open for Beverly Hills National Auditions

Auditions are open to professional musicians from age 16. Each candidate must be able to present a one-hour recital program without intermission.

Installation Underway for  Alexandra Nechita Bronze

Installation Underway for Alexandra Nechita Bronze

One of five towering figure sculptures produced by Nechita, “Love Anatomy” depicts a stylized female figure in the artist’s signature neo-modernist manner. 

The Easter Scene in Beverly Hills

The Easter Scene in Beverly Hills

Tucked away in Beverly Glenn Canyon, nine-time Grammy-winner, Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill might be a famous jazz-supper club but they have also recently launched a jazzy Sunday brunch on the patio just in time for Easter.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures To Debut Virtual  Programming

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures To Debut Virtual Programming

Movies will come home to the new museum. And they will do so in an immersive, dynamic format befitting a medium that has captured the world’s imagination since the latter part of the 19th century.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to Host Virtual Event

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to Host Virtual Event

“One Survivor Remembers” relates  Klein’s harrowing story of survival, both before and after the war. Home Box Office and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum co-produced the documentary film, which was awarded both an Emmy and an Academy Award. 

A Trio of McLarens The Three Ami – GOES

A Trio of McLarens The Three Ami – GOES

Lady Gaga’s Friend Shot, Dogs Stolen

Lady Gaga’s Friend Shot, Dogs Stolen

A high-profile dog theft took place Wednesday night when a man shot a dog walker and absconded with two French bulldogs belonging to musician Lady Gaga.

The Wallis Announces Two First Time Endowments

The Wallis Announces Two First Time Endowments

“Philanthropic investments of this magnitude speak to the dedication of our Wallis Family members and the priority they give The Wallis as a cornerstone institution of our community and a bright hope for our future,” said Wallis Executive Director and CEO Rachel Fine in a statement.

First International African Contemporary Art Gallery Opens on Melrose

First International African Contemporary Art Gallery Opens on Melrose

Since its inception, Rele has served as a critical interface between the art world in Africa and the international sphere. The original gallery in Lagos has become the leading space for contemporary art and artist development in Nigeria.

Beverly Hills Road closures planned for Golden Globes

Beverly Hills Road closures planned for Golden Globes

All residential streets will remain open; however, various streets will be posted with no-parking signs. For more information on the complete list of closures, please visit beverlyhills.org/goldenglobes.

Dining for Valentines and Presidents

Dining for Valentines and Presidents

Despite the current restrictions, there have been crowds on Canon Drive and customers waiting online at many of the popular standbys. It’s clear that people want to be out experiencing a change of scenery and mingling a little with the community. Here are some options, from casual outings to date night dressy. 

“Love Anatomy” on BH  Commission Agenda

“Love Anatomy” on BH Commission Agenda

“I’m also super proud to be part of the Burton Way Median project. I think it parallels so much of the messaging of this piece. We kind of assign this idea of love to people and to humans, but really, that’s exactly a fraction of it. And that’s what the sculpture represents. Love for your space, love for your city and love for your community. It’s greater and bigger than just love shared between two people.”

Creative Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Creative Ideas for Valentine’s Day

For a floral pièce de resistance, add a one-of-a-kind hand-blown vase from Saban Glass. Owner and philanthropist Cheryl Saban handcrafts the works of art in over 22 colors at her local studio. After taking a recreational class and falling in love with the artistic process of glass blowing, Saban’s “hobby” became a full-time endeavor with partial sales from her highly sought-after works of art supporting various charities.

Part 2 of 2: Rabbi Steve Leder on His New Bestseller

Part 2 of 2: Rabbi Steve Leder on His New Bestseller

The other beautiful thing about memory is that it enables us to round the sharp edges and leave behind what we choose to forget. This is where the book title comes from.

Beverly Hills High Graduate  Featured in Art Exhibit

Beverly Hills High Graduate Featured in Art Exhibit

Abrahams’ painting chosen by the AP Art and Design Board is titled “Adam and Eve,” inspired by the creation narrative in the Book of Genesis.

Rabbi Steve Leder on His New Bestseller—A Courier Conversation

Rabbi Steve Leder on His New Bestseller—A Courier Conversation

“If we have one miracle to make our own, one strength to choose—let it be the strength to turn curses into blessings, to learn joy from sadness and life from death.”

Justin Bieber NYE Concert Shoot in Beverly Hills

Justin Bieber NYE Concert Shoot in Beverly Hills

Singer Justin Bieber has been practicing for a New Year’s Eve performance in front of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. “T-Mobile Presents: NYE Live with Justin Bieber” will stream live this evening at 7:15 p.m. PST and re-air twice on New Year’s Day.

Limited Edition of New Ringo Starr Book Available

Limited Edition of New Ringo Starr Book Available

In time to celebrate the new year, Starr has also released a new song,  “Here’s to the Nights,” from his upcoming EP Zoom In, set to arrive March 19th, 2021.

The Gifting Scene in Beverly Hills

The Gifting Scene in Beverly Hills

It’s been a challenging year and with stores open at only 20 percent capacity, shopping could also be tricky this holiday season as well.

Holiday Dining Scene – Who is Open, What’s on the Menu and How to Book

Holiday Dining Scene – Who is Open, What’s on the Menu and How to Book

When you need a break but can’t leave town, these debut dining ventures all evoke a strong sense of place and a much-needed dose of escapism.

Visions in Light: Windows on The Wallis Open Now

Visions in Light: Windows on The Wallis Open Now

The City of Beverly Hills and Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts have teamed up with TZ Projects to launch “Visions in Light: Windows on The Wallis.”

FEATURE INTERVIEW – RINGO STARR – A Rare Conversation

FEATURE INTERVIEW – RINGO STARR – A Rare Conversation

I send peace and love to everyone having a hard time or feeling lonely. It is a tough time, but we all have to get through this together.

Beverly Hills High School Livestreams “Hamlet”

Beverly Hills High School Livestreams “Hamlet”

Senior Max Love told the Courier he has “studied Shakespeare for three years in anticipation of playing his dream role,” the lead in Hamlet.

Beverly Hills’ Best Bakeries for Holiday Cakes and Pies

Beverly Hills’ Best Bakeries for Holiday Cakes and Pies

Who doesn’t love a colorful, bite-size French confection?

Visions in Light: Windows on The Wallis Opens Nov. 19

Visions in Light: Windows on The Wallis Opens Nov. 19

The show is part of the Embrace & Celebrate Culture initiative, a new Citywide inter-Commission collaboration to celebrate diversity and create a greater culture of inclusion, equity and belonging in the City of Beverly Hills.

Vintage Clothing in High Demand in Beverly Hills

Vintage Clothing in High Demand in Beverly Hills

“People don’t have anywhere to go, but it’s still an investment,” she told the Courier. 

Beverly Hills Announces New  Inter-Commission Collaborative

Beverly Hills Announces New Inter-Commission Collaborative

Arts & Culture Commissioner Deborah Frank pointed out the groundbreaking nature of the new collaboration.

Halloween Events and Safety: Drive-Thru or Drive-In

Halloween Events and Safety: Drive-Thru or Drive-In

To add more intrigue, the trail was specifically selected by producer, director and actress Amber Benson, known for her portrayal of Tara Maclay on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

New Mural Brightens Up  Beverly Hills

New Mural Brightens Up Beverly Hills

Hoogveld created the mural this week in approximately five days.

Beverly Hills Small Businesses Are Resilient

Beverly Hills Small Businesses Are Resilient

“We are trying to survive but we only have room for seven tables outside,” owner Saeyoung (aka Sara) told the Courier. 

Beverly Hills Art Show Goes  Virtual

Beverly Hills Art Show Goes Virtual

“The beloved Beverly Hills Art Show is a community favorite that has drawn crowds of 40,000 over the two-day weekend, pre-COVID-19.

Petersen Automotive Museum Gala Raises Record Funds

Petersen Automotive Museum Gala Raises Record Funds

“Our 26th Annual Gala Celebration was our most successful gala to date,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges.

Fashion-Themed Holiday Décor Proposed for Rodeo Drive

Fashion-Themed Holiday Décor Proposed for Rodeo Drive

“If you are a fan of fashion and appreciate glamour, this allows you to dream and be anywhere you want to be,” she said.

Beverly Hills Courier Fall Fashion Style Magazine

Beverly Hills Courier Fall Fashion Style Magazine

The Courier’s Fall Fashion Style Magazine features exclusive interviews and fashion previews, trends from the (virtual) N.Y. runways, insights from L.A.’s hottest stylists and more.

Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward

Red Carpets, press junkets, award shows and production schedules have all changed. But, fashion abides. The Courier spoke to two of the town’s hottest stylists about trends, predictions and adapting to the new normal. 

A Fashion Phenom in Beverly Hills

A Fashion Phenom in Beverly Hills

From Compton to Couture. From learning in sweat shops to presenting on the biggest Fashion Week runways around the world, Johana Hernandez is a Latinx millennial sensation.

Exercise, Wellness and Pampering has Taken to the Rooftops

Exercise, Wellness and Pampering has Taken to the Rooftops

You can also arrange a class with Natural Pilates of Brentwood who has set up their outdoor studio in the parking lot with tents. “It’s a beautiful and welcoming atmosphere that their clients and our guests have really enjoyed,” Clark told the Courier. “They are also hosting a yoga retreat in October.”

On the Roof in Beverly Hills and Beyond

On the Roof in Beverly Hills and Beyond

If smokey mezcal margaritas are on your mind, and you like the idea of cocktails that give back, Madre Oaxacan & Mezcaleria (with three locations in L.A., including West Hollywood), will be in residence at Terra every Thursday in September.  The rooftop lounge at Eataly Westfield Century City, is serving three of Madre’s most popular cocktails to go along with the restaurant’s Italian fare from 5-9 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from each drink sold will be donated to Restaurants Care, which provides financial relief to restaurant workers all across California. 

Labor Day – New in Beverly Hills and Beyond

Labor Day – New in Beverly Hills and Beyond

Michelin-star Chef Brendan Collins of Fia in Santa Monica has gone back to his British roots with Market Tavern at the Original Farmers Market.

Beverly Hills Pivots to Parklets and Hotel Offices

Beverly Hills Pivots to Parklets and Hotel Offices

The hotel sees this as a stepping-stone solution. “We certainly hope that we can all return to more ‘normal’ operations sooner rather than later, but if the need for this service remains, we are here to provide it,” added Velasquez.

Zoom and Micro-Weddings, Beverly Hills Style

Zoom and Micro-Weddings, Beverly Hills Style

For Jason Rhee, owner of the Rheefined Company based in Los Angeles, “A micro-wedding does not have to be a micro-effort. This is the best opportunity for you to be really personal without having the concern of who will you offend or have to courtesy invite,” Rhee told the Courier.

Beverly Hills High  Student Wins  Beauty Pageant

Beverly Hills High Student Wins Beauty Pageant

Beverly Hills High School student Alana Morgan was crowned Miss California Teen USA on Aug. 9.

George Christy 1927-2020

George Christy 1927-2020

Philanthropist Wendy Goldberg, told the Courier that Christy “had one of the brightest, clearest minds of anybody I’ve ever known.

Getaway for a Day, Close to Beverly Hills

Getaway for a Day, Close to Beverly Hills

If you’re craving a more urban atmosphere, missed during your annual culture trip to New York, downtown L.A. has new skyline offerings.

New Outdoor Dining Concepts in Beverly Hills and Beyond

New Outdoor Dining Concepts in Beverly Hills and Beyond

In collaboration with Nocking Point Wines, Malin also launched Getaway Rosé on Aug. 1, an all-day wine for summer picnics, relaxing poolside, or simply dreaming of your next getaway.

Taking Care of Your Back During the COVID-19 Crisis

Taking Care of Your Back During the COVID-19 Crisis

Quick fixes include setting up a high bar area or stack of books at home so you can stand while working on your laptop. “You just have to think outside the box when you’re at home since it’s not healthy to sit all day,” said Perry.

Concerts on Canon and  Greystone Performances  Available on BHTV Channel 10

Concerts on Canon and Greystone Performances Available on BHTV Channel 10

In addition to “Concerts on Canon,” a new performance series is emanating from the recently restored 1928 historic Greystone Theatre at Greystone Mansion & Gardens.

Picnicking in Beverly Hills and Beyond

Picnicking in Beverly Hills and Beyond

If a drive up the coast sounds more appealing, the dog-friendly Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu near the county line is about 28 miles from Santa Monica. The area is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is first-come, first served unless you make a reservation for a campground spot.

California Dreaming

California Dreaming

California is blessed with this history of garden influences that allow us to mix and match as needed, along with a climate that has welcomed an influx of plant species from around the globe.

The Health Scene: Nourishing Meal Delivery Services

The Health Scene: Nourishing Meal Delivery Services

“People like to cook at home but during this pandemic, people just want to keep it easy and have healthy food come to them,” said Arellanes. 

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Announces  Six New Trustees

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Announces Six New Trustees

“We are thrilled to welcome these six remarkable leaders to our board of trustees,” said Ron Meyer, board chair and vice chairman of NBCUniversal.

Virtual Programming Draws Audiences to The Wallis During  COVID-19

Virtual Programming Draws Audiences to The Wallis During COVID-19

Directed by Joel Zwick, Felder’s dramatic journey into the great German composer’s life will include a bounty of music by Ludwig van Beethoven, including excerpts from “Moonlight Sonata.”

Beverly Hills Loses One of its Own: Carl Reiner Dies at 98

Beverly Hills Loses One of its Own: Carl Reiner Dies at 98

One Beverly Hills Launches Application Process

One Beverly Hills Launches Application Process

At the turn of the 20th century, the tract that is now the dynamic corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards was farmland. In the early 1920s, it housed a nursery that supplied the palm trees and other vegetation that eventually created the City landscape. 

Plant Names Are Long, But Full of Spirit

Plant Names Are Long, But Full of Spirit

Rodeo Drive Launches Historic Podcast

Rodeo Drive Launches Historic Podcast

Mind Body and Soil — Improving Your Life Through the Garden

Mind Body and Soil — Improving Your Life Through the Garden

What Does Your Garden Want To Be When It Grows Up?

What Does Your Garden Want To Be When It Grows Up?

The Wallis Announces Artist-in-Residence

The Wallis Announces Artist-in-Residence

Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement On the Rise

Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement On the Rise

The Wallis Receives California Arts Council Grant

The Wallis Receives California Arts Council Grant

Celebrities Zoom for Good in Beverly Hills

Celebrities Zoom for Good in Beverly Hills

Create a Bedroom Oasis During the COVID-19 Crisis

Create a Bedroom Oasis During the COVID-19 Crisis

Galleries and Museums Go Virtual

Galleries and Museums Go Virtual

The Scene

The Scene

The Scene

The Scene

The Scene

The Scene

One Night Only: Al Pacino at The Wallis

One Night Only: Al Pacino at The Wallis

The Scene

The Scene

Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Awards

The Scene

The Scene

Webster Opens at Beverly Center

Webster Opens at Beverly Center

The Future is Perfect in Trousdale

The Future is Perfect in Trousdale

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Puts His Stamp on Hollywood History

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Puts His Stamp on Hollywood History

The Scene

The Scene

Louis Vuitton Partners with Frieze for House’s Objets Nomades

Louis Vuitton Partners with Frieze for House’s Objets Nomades

The Scene

The Scene

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Gears up for December Opening

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Gears up for December Opening

Vanity Fair After Party and Backstage at the Oscars

Vanity Fair After Party and Backstage at the Oscars

The Scene

The Scene

Betty Boop Book Launch at Via Alloro

Betty Boop Book Launch at Via Alloro

The Scene

The Scene

G’Day USA Benefit at Beverly Wilshire

G’Day USA Benefit at Beverly Wilshire

The Scene

The Scene

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The Scene

An Art Advisor’s Guide to Art Fairs

An Art Advisor’s Guide to Art Fairs

The Scene

The Scene

Golden Globes Red Carpet

Golden Globes Red Carpet

Mural Unveiling Set for Jan. 12

Mural Unveiling Set for Jan. 12

The Scene

The Scene

Living the Luxe Life With Efrem Harkham

Living the Luxe Life With Efrem Harkham

The Scene

The Scene

American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre

“Entanglements” Now on View at Marc Selwyn Fine Art

“Entanglements” Now on View at Marc Selwyn Fine Art

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The Scene

The Scene

The Scene

From Motown Legends to WildAid Heroes, Comedy Gold and New Rooftops on Sunset

From Motown Legends to WildAid Heroes, Comedy Gold and New Rooftops on Sunset

More from the Courier’s Nov. 12 Launch Party

More from the Courier’s Nov. 12 Launch Party

Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem Leads Visionary Women Salon

Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem Leads Visionary Women Salon

The Beverly Hills Courier and Style Magazine Launch Party at The Wallis Annenberg Center for The Performing Arts.

The Beverly Hills Courier and Style Magazine Launch Party at The Wallis Annenberg Center for The Performing Arts.

WALLIS ANNENBERG A Rare Conversation With Our Community Builder and Visionary

WALLIS ANNENBERG A Rare Conversation With Our Community Builder and Visionary

“If (my father) were sitting here now, he’d probably say: make sure you don’t do it the way I did. Do it your own way. And I think that’s right.”

Women’s Guild Cedars-Sinai Annual Luncheon Honors Cindy Crawford and Elyse Walker

Women’s Guild Cedars-Sinai Annual Luncheon Honors Cindy Crawford and Elyse Walker

Can Fire Safety be Beautiful?

Can Fire Safety be Beautiful?

Gagosian’s Latest Exhibition Highlights Tectonic Disruption From Artist Tatiana Trouvé

Gagosian’s Latest Exhibition Highlights Tectonic Disruption From Artist Tatiana Trouvé

Ringo Starr’s ‘Peace and Love’ Sculpture Dedication is Saturday in Beverly Hills

Ringo Starr’s ‘Peace and Love’ Sculpture Dedication is Saturday in Beverly Hills

Rebels With a Cause Gala

Rebels With a Cause Gala

UTA Artist Space in Beverly Hills Debuts a Dark Fantasy

UTA Artist Space in Beverly Hills Debuts a Dark Fantasy

amfAR Gala at Milk Studios

amfAR Gala at Milk Studios

Michelle Stuart Highlights Extinction at Marc Selwyn Fine Art

Michelle Stuart Highlights Extinction at Marc Selwyn Fine Art

Veuve Clicquot Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Polo Classic in Los Angeles

Veuve Clicquot Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Polo Classic in Los Angeles

The AllBright Opens Private Club on Melrose Place

The AllBright Opens Private Club on Melrose Place

Beverly Hills ArtSHOW Returns To Beverly Gardens Park This Month

Beverly Hills ArtSHOW Returns To Beverly Gardens Park This Month

Emmy Parties: Before and After the Emmy Awards

Emmy Parties: Before and After the Emmy Awards

Audi Emmy Party

Audi Emmy Party

At The Virginia Robinson Gardens

At The Virginia Robinson Gardens

Alex’s Lemonade Culinary Event Celebrates 10th Year with UCLA Bash

Alex’s Lemonade Culinary Event Celebrates 10th Year with UCLA Bash

Farrah Fawcett Foundation Holds Tex-Mex Fiesta at the Annenberg

Farrah Fawcett Foundation Holds Tex-Mex Fiesta at the Annenberg

The Taste Celebrates a Decade of Dining on the Paramount Backlot

The Taste Celebrates a Decade of Dining on the Paramount Backlot

Life is Beautiful: Mr. Brainwash Sculptures Remain after BOLD

Life is Beautiful: Mr. Brainwash Sculptures Remain after BOLD

Summer in the City: Best of BOLD and Beyond

Summer in the City: Best of BOLD and Beyond

BODYTRAFFIC Returns to The Wallis This Month For Three-Night Run Of Cutting-Edge Dance Choreography

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