SparkleBlob’s 2019 Holiday Show @Automata has ARRIVED!!!

Dec 13, 14, 15 and then Dec 20, 21, 22 COME SEE US!!!

Sure sure, go see Frozen 2 but when you’re done with that… Nothing really says the holidays like apples and lizard people! We’re BACK at Automata in China Town and we made you a totally different and new holiday show for 2019.

What is the riddle of the Santa Gorn Nutcracker, and why are so many intrigued and obsessed by it’s colorful lore? Watch our favorite puppet friends solve a holiday crime while they sing and dance their troubles away at SunRock Wellness Retreat!

SparkleBlob’s annual holiday puppet show has been entertaining and confusing fans, young and old, for the better part of a decade, join us for our ELEVENTH endeavor!

Starring: Monica Howe, Nancy Kissam, Lisa McNeely, Julianna Parr, and Linda Santiman

Live band, Jason Myers and the Dinglebell Hollies: Adrian Banuelos, Lance Crow, and Ruben Martinez

Written and Directed by Julianna Parr with script assistance from S. Gallagher, M. Howe, K. Morrison, and the San Clemente Pier

Lighting Design by Kate Morrison

Sound and Lights run by Coral Lobera

Produced by Automata & SparkleBlob

Hosted at Automata

504 Chung King CourtLos Angeles, California 90012

  • Non-Smoking Venue
  • Nearby Street and Lot Parking!
  • Chinese food, fun shops, make a night of it!

2019 Gothtober is UP!

Time to visit

We’re pleased as pumpkin pie to present our annual collection of weird and wonderful art pieces/films for 2019’s carefully curated selection of Gothtober artists! It’s our 17th calendar, a real thrill in our continuing efforts to “art together” for the Halloween season.

We’ve got artists from Los Angeles (the home and headquarters of Gothtober) as well as Central CA, San Francisco, Portland OR, Germany, and France! Enjoy spooky poetry, witches, ghosts, pumpkins: an entirely brand new set of treats for 2019, each one unveiled daily! 

If you’d like to see the bios of each artist and more information about each art piece, plus Gothtober news, visit the Gothtober Blog! 

Yuri’s Night 2019

SparkleBlob had the privilege of a most wonderful evening doing badge crafts under the wing of Space Shuttle Endeavor at Yuri’s Night 2019. We set up a badge-making station with a curated collection of space graphics ephemeral carefully curated by yours truly! 

We also made centerpieces for the VIP lounge area and had a great time hobnobbing with some of the space ambassadors and luminaries holding court at the pavilion. 

We always love being a part of this World Space Party celebrating space exploration and humanity. We’ve got this lil’ blue ball spinning around the sun, and we should spend MORE time knowing that time here is precious, and invest in togetherness, sharing, and preserving our world for ourselves and generations to come. 

“Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marveled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty — not destroy it!”
— Yuri Gagarin, 1st human in space.