The Seen/The Scene

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival Celebrates the Season and City

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival Celebrates the Season and City

Once again, the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival drew thousands of people of all ages over the weekend. For over 40 years, this two-day festival has brought the community together for fun and excitement all themed around everyone’s favorite orange gourd. Presented by the City of Calabasas and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, the event was situated […]

Dramatic readings of Edgar Allan Poe’s works and other surprises at a free event!

‘Fright Night’ to Celebrate Halloween in a Terrifying New Way

(The following is from a press release) Spotlight The Arts Foundation presents dramatic readings of Edgar Allan Poe’s works and other surprises at a free event on Sunday, October 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. A week before Halloween, author, actor, poet, director, and playwright Peter Hayes Brothers directs performances to captivate you by talented thespians of the […]

P-13 feeds with her cubs.

Mountains Restoration Trust Hosts Anniversary Fundraiser Adventure

Celebrating 35 years of protecting the natural and cultural resources of the Santa Monica Mountains, Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) is hosting an anniversary Fundraiser Adventure at Dark Canyon Ranch on Sunday, October 30. The afternoon offers food, drinks, live music and adventure in a spectacular setting within the mountain range. Dr. Bob Wayne, from UCLA’s […]

Grand Marshal Butch Hartman welcomes the crowd along with sidekicks Noog Dood and Red Noog.

Reyes Adobe Days Features History, Family Fun and ‘Noogs’

“Noogs” were a main attraction at the 2016 Reyes Adobe Days this past weekend in Agoura Hills. The brain-child of this year’s Grand Marshal Butch Hartman, Noogs are the funny-looking stars of his Noog Network app for kids. Hartman–creator of the Nickelodeon series the Fairly Oddparents, Danny Phantom and Tuff Puppy–thought the characters would provide interactive fun […]

Ghost Hunts and Local Hauntings

Ghost Hunts and Local Hauntings

Who doesn’t love getting scared this time of year? After all, Halloween is only a few weeks away, and everyone’s decorating their homes to look spooky, picking out scary costumes and visiting haunted theme attractions. But what about the real thing? Did you know that the Conejo Valley and its surrounding areas reportedly have haunted […]

Muddy Warriors Xperience participants will make their way through a challenging trail course with fun obstacles designed to test their strength and endurance.

3 Great Races Join Forces for Community Health Awareness

(From a press release) It was recently announced the Calabasas Classic Run, Reyes Adobe Days (RAD) Run and the Muddy Warriors Xperience have joined up to create a one-of-a- kind health experience for individuals, running groups and teams in all Southern California communities. Participate in all three events! Everyone is encouraged to enter the BIG […]

Outside the exhibit at LACMA

Filmmaker Exhibits Conejo Valley Horror Collection at LACMA

The collection of horror memorabilia from director Guillermo del Toro’s so-called “Bleak House,” located in the Conejo Valley, is now on exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. According to the LACMA  description, “At Home With Monsters” reveals del Toro’s: …creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art. […]

The traditional RAD sign welcomes visitors to the festival.

Reyes Adobe Days 2016 Announces Festival Highlights

(The following is from a press release) Celebrating the very best of California culture, past and present, the city of Agoura Hills is presenting the 12th Annual Reyes Adobe Days (RAD) with title sponsor Agoura Dental Group. The four-day festival taking place on Oct. 6-9, is centered at the city’s Reyes Adobe Historical Site, an […]

A young fan poses with Tracy Lee Stum's rendering of the Machu Picchu.

13th Annual Thousand Oaks Arts Fest Delights and Entertains

by Mira Reverente Performances, vendors and visual artists entertained crowds at the 13th annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival held at The Lakes in Thousand Oaks. Over 50 visual artists in the fields of photography, watercolor, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, pastels and street painting exhibited their latest works and performed demos. World-renowned sculptor Delesprie was […]

The Carnival Draws Big Crowds

The Carnival Draws Big Crowds

Record crowds attended The Carnival, the annual family fundraiser for Las Virgenes schools, over the weekend. “I’m so happy with the turnout,” said Deanna Glassberg, president of The Foundation. “Over 6,500 people came to The Carnival over the three-day period! It was our largest event this year.” According to its mission statement, The Foundation’s goal […]