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Miss Havisham's January Appointments

Miss Havisham's January Appointments

It certainly has been awhile, hasn't it? It's been a busy few months for Miss Havisham's Curiosities and now we're ready to return to you, our dearies. New year, new social calendar. Should you find yourself in the San Francisco area January 20 and 21, we'll be at the Edwardian Ball hawking our snarky wares. Come up, introduce yourself. We've met some of our new favorite people at our pop ups. Ask us to tea, we probably won't say no...

Please note: Miss Havisham does not condone the consumption of alcohol by creepy toddlers in weird postman outfits.

Please note: Miss Havisham does not condone the consumption of alcohol by creepy toddlers in weird postman outfits.

Sunday, January 1-ongoing

A History of Whiskers exhibit at the Huntington Gardens

"Facial hair has always been more than a matter of fashion. Impeccably coiffed or wild and unkempt, a beard or mustache says a lot about a man and who he aspires to be. This exhibition explores how facial hair styles were used to craft the identities of historical figures and fictional characters."

Sunday, January 1-January 8

Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

I'm fairly certain this was made for me. Garden, night, pretty lights, pop-up restaurant...you had me at garden.

Photo from TimeOut

Photo from TimeOut

Monday, January 2-January 4

The Love Witch at Cinefamily

I'm so excited to see this movie. As a true Dario Argento fan, the trailer made me giddy. An homage to the horror genius of the 70's, this one promises to deliver on the costumes, the effects and, of course, the necessary campy sex magic.

Friday, January 6-ongoing

Cocktail classes at The Green Bar

Festive drinks? Prohibition cocktails? What better way to end your week?

Friday, January 6-ongoing

Downtown LA food tour

Like food? Of course you do. Enjoy this walking tour of downtown's food scene. I hear all the kids like going out in the downtown.

Saturday, January 7 & 8

Prey taxidermy’s Birds 101 weekend class

If you're not familiar with Allis Markham and Prey Taxidermy in downtown LA, get familiar. Taxidermy is a thorny issue in California and Allis is one of the few taxidermists here allowed to work with birds of prey. She restores pieces for the Natural History museum and lucky you, she also offers classes from time to time. This one is for newbies.

Image from Preytaxidermy.com

Image from Preytaxidermy.com

Saturday, January 7

LA Conservancy's walking tour of Angelino Heights

Are you obsessed with old houses? Me too. These tours happen every month so if you miss this one, there will be other chances but I'm doing this one. Also check out our blog post on old homes that make my heart flutter. 

Photo from LA Times

Photo from LA Times

Saturday, January 7

Atlas Obscura's Tour of the Mosaic Tile House

Another unusual offering from the masters of unusual, Atlas Obscura. Doesn't it make you want to smash pottery?

Photo by Joe Susca, Atlas Obscura

Sunday, January 8

Rose Bowl Flea Market

The one, the only. Confession: I've never actually made it all the way through. I usually head to the vintage furniture/housewares.  Shame on me. I need more vintage jewelry in my life. #2017goals.

Photo from Racked

Photo from Racked

Sunday, January 8

Atlas Obscura visits the Aetherius Society

"Where extraterrestrial intelligence, telepathy, the Interplanetary Parliament, and yoga intersect."  Be still my heart.

Friday, January 13-27

DineLA

Los Angeles' version of restaurant week. Discount meals, special menus and a chance to try a new restaurant. Truth: I never really took advantage of Restaurant Week in New York but I'm really going to try to do this one because I did not get this ass eating salad.

Sunday, January 15

Long Beach Antique Market

I don't have to tell you that this is my absolute favorite flea market in LA and there are plenty flea markets to choose from. I've gotten some real gems at Long Beach, including our creepy good luck Thai baby. Read all about him here. We really should have sent out a birth announcement.

Saturday, January 21

Atlas Obscura: Playing with Wolves

Wolves that you can play with. Real. Actual. Alive. Fucking. Wolves. Dance with wolves, be a woman who runs with wolves...ok. If we weren't going to be at The Edwardian Ball in San Francisco that weekend, I would be snuggling wolves and trying to shove wolf pups in my purse to take home.

Saturday, January 21-January 22

Prey Taxidermy: Lifesize red fox and grey fox taxidermy class

Once again, I will miss this but don't let my unfortunate busy schedule deter you from checking out Prey's classes. Again, people, it's ethical taxidermy done in California which is rare. Also Allis is crazy talented and has a lovely sense of style. What more do you want?

Photo from preytaxidermy.com

Photo from preytaxidermy.com

Monday, January 23-January 28

David Sedaris at UCLA

There are many chances to see the funny, the brilliant, the goddamned brother of Amy himself. Don't be a dumbass, go. That family is a national treasure.

Friday, January 27

Ladies and gents night out in Magnolia Park

That tiny strip in Burbank known as Magnolia Park welcomes the young, the tired and the tragically vintage to wander the street, dine at food trucks, and shop shop shop. There are some fantastic shops and it was one of the first areas I spent a lot of time in when I left the mean streets of Brooklyn for the sunny ones of the valley.

One of my favorite shops, Playclothes

One of my favorite shops, Playclothes

Saturday, January 28

Flower arranging at Huntington Gardens

Judge not, jerks because I'm going to take a flower arranging class and I'm going to do it wearing a caftan and blue eye shadow. Then I'm going to go home and read The Feminine Mystique and Our Bodies Ourselves because I love the 70's and I love flowers. If you care to join me for the flower arranging part of my day, you know where you can find me.

And this lady likes fake flowers. Good for her.

And this lady likes fake flowers. Good for her.

Happy 2017, lovelies! Enjoy yourselves for gods sake.

 

Gorey and Havisham Sitting in a Tree...

Gorey and Havisham Sitting in a Tree...

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