Streetwise – A Million Drops Improv Players have free performance Wednesday, March 27.

After four months of weekly workshops the Improv Players of A Million Drops are ready for their first show in front of a live audience!

Free Admission, Free Parking, and Free Laughs!

It’s hard to say no to free comedy, and it’s even harder to say no to supporting a great organization like A Million Drops!

Wednesday, March 27 @ 7-8pm

A Million Drops Learning Center
(Located Behind the Hollywood Adventist Church)
1711 N Van Ness Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Here is a link to the Facebook Event:

A Million Drops is a non-profit founded by Set Dresser and Decorator Maike Both, their motto is Homeless, Not Hopeless. They are a Los Angeles based non-profit organization dedicated to providing direct, individual support to homeless, at-risk young adults in who want to make a difference in their lives and need a helping hand to do so.

If you would like to have your company/production featured contact us! | (626) 797-7699

THIS WEEKEND – Metalpalooza, June 16th-17th

is happening this weekend, and quite frankly it sounds like a good time.

Belly dancing, fire breathing, live blacksmithing, swordfighting, raffles, artisan presentations and much more will be available to everyone who attends. Demos such as sword making, gem cutting, jewelry making, bronze casting, leather working and many other fascinating talents will be shown to attendees along with full access to The Sword & The Stone showroom.

Oh, did I mention there will also be sword fighting? I feel compelled to mention that again.

Tony Swatton will be hosting, a highly skilled blacksmith who has worked with the film and television industry for decades, along with showcasing many other talented individuals.

To get tickets to the event, stop by where you can even nab some discounted tickets!

Don’t forget it’s two days! You can also grab single day tickets for either Saturday or Sunday.

Hope to see you guys there!


UTW Day Coming Up in June – How You Can Help!

Looking to have a positive impact in your community AND meet great people? The local nonprofit A Million Drops will be renovating a sober living house for the 5th annual Unfuck The World Day (UTW), on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

For this to be a full success they don’t just need bodies, however. There are many necessities including more funding. If you want to participate check out some of the information shared with us below (or linked here as a downloadable pdf):


  • As part of the 5th annual Unfuck The World Day, LA-based non-profit A Million Drops is going to give a fresh look to a sober living house, 2nd Chance For Sobriety. The facility houses 70 men ages 20-45 – most of them court-ordered – and it operates on a shoestring budget. Our goal is to beautify three areas: the Visitation Room, the Dining Area and the Back Yard. It will be a joint effort between volunteers and residents.
  • To make this happen, we need your help. We are looking for individuals and organizations interested in providing materials, such as building supplies, furniture, etc. as outlined in the attached presentation. We also need volunteers experienced in the areas of painting and furniture making. Volunteers are needed to work on the day of the event as well.
  • If you prefer to make a monetary contribution, we will gladly accept donations in the form of cash, checks made out to A Million Drops, or payments via PayPal to . A Million Drops is a 501(c)3, and all donations are tax deductible.


For more information about how you can help, reach out to:

A Million Drops
c/o Maike Both
357 South Fairfax Ave. Ste. 411
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-829-2830  •

Websites: &

Quantum Rock Enterprises – Rentals that Help You Climb to the Top

bigWall200If getting to a location to do some rock climbing is not an option, why not have someone bring the challenge and the climb to you?

Owned and operated by experienced climber Fred Willis, Quantum Rock Enterprises offers a variety of portable climbing walls and rocks to entertain people of all ages. If the thrill of rappelling is your thing, they even have a mobile rappelling tower. Their walls and rocks are a great addition to any event, and are user friendly for all levels of climbers.

They have all manner of portable rock climbing walls and freestanding walls too which is perfect for for corporate events and promotions. Worried you don’t have any experience with rock climbing? All of their sets come with qualified and professional staff too.


ZG04 DECOR – A Prop House w/ the Benefit’s of an Event Company’s Inventory

DSCN0199I swung by ZG04 DECOR the other day to see their constantly revolving inventory (plus I hadn’t been there since they first opened last year in April) and I was impressed.

According to Saul all displays are rotated every month or so to allow regular visitors to see different pieces from their inventory in different settings (or at all – they are seriously gaining quite a collection and there are some gems hidden in the corners).DSCN0204

One of the many benefits of their partnership with the event company known as 204 Events is they share inventories and fabrication talent. Need drapes made of a particular fabric and/or color? They can make it happen. Need a ridiculous amount of multiples of chairs, tables, or even chandeliers? Everything in the warehouse is an option.Lamps

Do yourself a favor, even if you have swung by already, and visit ZG04. I know Klaus is always on the search for something more. Their furniture and set dressing options also go beyond the normal Contemporary Furniture with pieces and collections from other time periods.


Last Stop Props & Scenic Inc.

3a6dfa_fd54048e3bca7666530223ff0e0036f3.png_srz_p_279_207_75_22_0.50_1.20_0If you are looking for all of your set needs in one location, and in a short amount of time, then make Last Stop Props & Scenic, Inc. your first stop!

They have everything from rental furniture to cleared art and graphics, as well as a set shop capable of constructing whatever you might need. If you are looking for studio space for a project, they have that available to rent as well.



show_photoChristmas and the North Pole in August? Complete with a sleigh, presents, tree, and stockings? Yes, thanks to the folks at FROST (a division of M&M Display, Inc.), this dream can become a reality.

Frost provides holiday rentals and has many different items to choose from to create your holiday masterpiece. Just need a quick display for an event? Then check out their “Santa Sets to Go!”, where you can have everything delivered setup and then removed. They also have Easter items as well! If you would like to check out the items up close, then stop by their showroom located in Torrance.


Benson’s Tropical Sea Imports

Bensons Display AdBeautiful tropical flowers, arching palm trees, and thatched umbrellas to relax under while enjoying a refreshing beverage. Sounds like a dream vacation, or is it? Could just be a paradise that has been put together in a downtown backyard, thanks to the items that Benson’s Tropical Sea Imports has to offer.

For over 60 years they have been providers of quality bamboo products, tiki items, and other décor to help create the needed look for a business, home or event. So the next time you are in charge of planning the big luau or just want to do a yard makeover, give them a call or browse their website. Your tropical dreamscape is waiting though they don’t have any beachfront property for rent, 🙁


Vitality Furniture

Vitality Furniture Display AdVitality Furniture, located on Pico near La Brea, is one of those secret gems you may have driven by every day and not noticed.

Vitality manufactures furniture for the hospitality industry and, to their great advantage, Vitality expertly designs and creates its custom furniture on-site. From the frames to finishing touches, upholstery and pillows, Vitality’s craftsmanship shows in the details. That’s why hotels, restaurants and design stores from Las Vegas to London call on Vitality to create a style that is fresh and exciting.

Vitality also rents its elegant furniture for events and staging. Next time, don’t drive by—stop in and see what Vitality has to offer.


FormDecor, Inc.

show_photoA splash of Dorothy Draper, a dash of Hollywood or a taste of Mid-Century modern—express your vision and style with furnishings and accessories from FormDecor. With its wide selection of iconic 20th-century pieces, FormDecor can set you up for a stunning affair.

FormDecor offers accurate 3D models to help with your design presentation and a design consultation service to help you through the project. There’s no need to worry about your location—delivery is available throughout the U.S., so let the festivities begin!