Hey there, Muscles

By Katharine Romefelt

Ready to get ripped? Being kind to your body and your health is one of the easiest ways to clear your mind and feel refreshed so that, unhampered by stress, you can be your best self from day to day. And “Hey There Muscles” at the Santa Monica Pier next Saturday (Aug. 8) is an adventurous way to get your body moving.

Screen Shot 2015-07-30 at 3.20.05 PMLed by instructors from Ferrigno FIT, “Hey There Muscles” lasts about an hour and includes a short “self awareness talk”, followed by an intense 50 minutes of interval training that will challenge your mind, body and spirit.

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ii’s on Entertainment: Shake before being served

By Andrew Shane Walters

Production of the Week

You like to boogie, don’t you? Your hips don’t lie. Or do they? Either way, check out the 14th annual Dance Camera West Festival (DCW), “a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and developing the vibrant art of dance and dance media.”

UntitledRecognized by the city of Los Angeles as one of the best festivals to illuminate the art of dance, this festival, ahem, kicks off today. Screenings will run through Tuesday, May 5. Stretched across nine different venues, (including the Crest and Aero theaters) the DCW is guaranteed to be fresh and get you shaking your money maker.

For more information, visit dancecamerawest.org. Then, don’t even think about missing the free, 4th annual Dance-A-Long on Tuesday. Shake before serving.

Publication of the Week

CA Bookstore Day 2015 gif 300_1_0Back by popular demand, this Tuesday marks California Bookstore Day. Shimmy over to Diesel A Bookstore in Brentwood Country Mart for a scavenger hunt and enter a photo in their Instagram contest. Make sure to use “#dieselbrentwood” when uploading.

You might even find a rad book on dance. Books and dance? What more do you need in your life? Maybe a performance …

Performance of the Week

So you think you can dance … but can you defy gravity? Me neither, although it would impress you if I could. This week, check out “Diavolo”, which incorporates physically stunning movement with lyrical content and large architectural objects.

Diavolo1_426x426Mind, prepare to be blown.

“Diavolo runs May 1-3 at The Broad Stage. For times and ticket information, visit thebroadstage.com.

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