Super Sloppy Chili Cheese Dawgs #8 for LA Marathon

SparkleBlob has completed another wonderful and wacky season handing out super sloppy chili cheese dawgs to marathon runners at the LA Marathon! This was our EIGHTH TIME doing this, and as improbable and strange as it seems, people love it, so we keep doing it. 

This is what you call a “happening” a piece of art that is pure, participatory ridiculousness at its most encouraging. It’s absurd, but fulfills a purpose: It promises people the California they’ve heard about, it confirms the wild weirdness of LA, and it uplifts the hearts of thousands of people running their butts off at an ungodly morning hour. 

Our process begins with waking up before the sun rises and setting up a fully functioning chili cheese dog making factory before 7am when the first runners hit the blacktop. Marathon runners start at Dodger Stadium and make their way 26 miles to the ocean at Santa Monica Pier. 

We’ve got music bumping from our speakers, and we’re ringing cowbells, blowing on vuvuzelas, and the signs are out and we’re cheering on all the runners and tellin’ ’em they’re amazing. It’s truly a wonderful time to connect with a large collection of the populace that decided running 26 miles is fun, lol. It’s really something to see so many determined souls, headed toward their personal best, and it’s really a personal best for the entire city. 

After the runners come the sanitation workers, and we cheer for them as well, it’s a fortifying, rewarding experience to be there for the City of Angels, and I have a feeling that next March, we’ll be in it for Chili Cheese Dawgs #9!!! 

We’re doing THE HOLIDAY SHOW!!!

We’re BACK! Last year, for these reasons, we didn’t do a show. It was a long winter, a time to regroup, a time to do some figurer-outering. And that’s just what we did, and so this year, we’re VERY EXCITED to bring you a brand new experience that we think you’ll love! 

~JP SparkleBlob
Executive Director

It’s SparkleBlob’s 10th Holiday show, bringing you all the song, sparkle, mayhem, magic and joy and confusion of the season! 

The Solstice is upon us, and Silverlake’s Most Well Adjusted Family decides to try celebrating things a little differently this year, something more chill. Tree’s latest invention helps the family relax and forget about holiday stress completely… until things veer toward a new direction… the final frontier?   

Featuring: Tree, Bett Middleton, Santa Gorn, Geriatric Stockings, Xmas Lobster and our LIVE BAND, the DingleBell Hollies! 

We’re thrilled to share with you the warmth, wonder and weirdness of the season! 

• All Ages Show! Kid Friendly!
• Wheelchair Accessible
• No pets
• Non-smoking venue 

General Admission – $20 online, $25 at the door 
Students/Seniors – $17 online, $20 at the door 
2 yrs. and under free, $5 at the door

It’s Fall, It’s Progress!

September 23rd marks the Autumnal Equinox, and SparkleBlob will go into OVERDRIVE for our most ambitious annual projects of the year!

When the clock strikes MIDNIGHT on October 1st, we will be launching GOTHTOBER for our 16th year! Our annual countdown calendar shall display the workings of 31 different artists, each new day revealing a different artist! What’s in there? Your guess is as good as ours! The theme this year is “Casino” and artists may follow the theme, or simply pick something “Halloweeny” for their piece.  At this point in our illustrious Gothtober career, we’ve got over 300 tiny films and projects in our archive. The original architecture for the majority of the calendars has been Flash, which will be officially DEAD in 2020. Thus, one of our plans is to build a comprehensive archive of all these amazing works that have been made for us over the years. 

December Preparation Abounds! Also, in the works, here’s a photo of myself (JP) with Jason Myers, the SparkleBlob Holiday Show Music Supervisor. We’re gearing up for our holiday show, Jason and I are writing a BRAND NEW HOME MADE HOLIDAY TUNE that we can’t WAIT to debut this December! It’s always lots of fun to visit Jason’s studio, it’s got a mess of stringed instruments hung on racks, and his desk and keyboard are covered with odds and ends, making me feel less terrible about all MY papers and odds and ends all over MY desk, lol. We both have messy studios, which, history reports, points to a more creative mindset. We’re making it work for us! This marks our first song-writing collaboration together, I wrote the lyrics, and Jason’s composing the tune, it’s called “Holidays in Your Face” which also might be the title of this year’s holiday puppet show, stay tuned!

~JP SparkleBlob
Executive Director