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. www.gothtober.com 

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

SparkleBlob’s 2018 Recep (So Far!)

Haven’t posted in awhile, WHY? It’s been a wonderfully busy year, there’s barely enough time to type!

Here’s what we’ve done so far:

March: Handed out 600 Super Sloppy Chili Dogs to Runners at the 7th Los Angeles Marathon

April:  Ran a Shrink Ray at Yuri’s Night underneath Space Shuttle Endeavor, and made beautiful little centerpieces for the VIP Section and also manned the VIP section

Later April: Daytime Crafts at the Women X Women event with the LGBT Center at Barnsdall Park

June: Colored/Decorated hygiene kits for the homeless with the Organization Down But Not Out, they were given to folks in DTLA.

Later June: Hosted an outdoor Poster Painting Party with City of West Hollywood at the LA Dyke March

4th of July: Lead a Postcard Jam Rally writing our representatives with Project Q

All Year Long: CraftNight every Wednesday, teaching arts and crafts to the masses, now in it’s 16th year! We’ve been having some earlier workshops before the crafts, we had the Red Cross come talk with us about disaster preparedness, had therapists from the LGBT Center come in and talk about self care during these turbulent times, and we’ve been collaborating with martial arts expert, Cory Klink, teaching self defense.

We’re quite pleased that we’ve cleverly tricked over 1000 Angelenos into crafting, cheering, handing out chili dogs, painting, dancing, writing postcards, writing letters, attending self defense classes, helping the homeless, using a shrink ray, coloring, marching in parades, being together, connecting with each other, and creating beautiful artistic chaos. Our lives are designed for contribution, therefore, we’re not sitting on our laurels one BIT. What’s coming up for the rest of the year? Oh… you’ll see (evil arty laughter here…)