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This Weekend: Lots to do in the San Fernando Valley…and a little beyond

Posted By Karen Young On August 6, 2010 @ 12:25 am In Activities,Family,Featured,My Daily Find | 1 Comment

BY KAREN YOUNG

This weekend in the 818 brings an eclectic mix of music, movies, festivals , fundraisers and one big sale for free or little cost.

The 1st Ever Studio City Music Festival: CBS Studio Center will be rocking on Saturday, August 7 beginning at 1 pm with the sounds of cool jazz, electric blues, indie rock, eclectic fusion and rock classics. Join the scene for music, food, drinks and fun! BBQ, beer, wine and cocktails will all be available for sale at additional cost.  This charity benefit event is presented by the Rotary Club of Studio City/Sherman Oaks. Proceeds will benefit Community Schools, Children’s Services, Homeless Programs and Elder Services. Admission: $22.50 per person. Groups of 20 or more $15 each. For tickets sales and sponsorship info contact: Benjamin Lupu CFP 310.804.5592 or email Ben@KensingtonAMI.com. CBS Studio Center New York Street (4024 Radford Ave. Studio City, CA 91604).

Garden Concerts for Kids at The Getty featuring Milkshake: Bring your kids to the  Garden Concerts for Kids music series at the Getty Center this Saturday and Sunday. The highlighted band this week is  Milkshake— rock n’roll for you and your kids. Sat & Sun, Aug 7 & 8, 4:00 – 5:30 pm – Getty Center. www.getty.edu/education/kids_families/programs/garden_concerts.html

Abba Fever in Woodland Hills: It’s Mamma Mia at  Movies on the Green on Saturday from 7 to 10 pm and then on Sunday come back for Arrival, the world’s most popular ABBA Tribute Band  at 6 pm.  Bring a picnic and enjoy the sounds of the Dancing Queen. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills. valleycultural.org/concerts-movies/movie-schedule/

The Haberdashery Ensemble in Agoura: The Haberdashery Ensemble, an acoustic ensemble  known for their energetic, evocative and witty performances will perform at the Peter Strauss Ranch on Sunday, August 8 form 3 to 5 pm. Led by composer/bassist Brandon Turner, the Haberdashery Ensemble synthesizes their diverse and eclectic influences of Tango, Classical, Jazz, Folk, Gypsy, and French music with the precision of chamber ensemble. The Statmen play a play a fusion of bluegrass, swing, gypsy jazz and latin with original compositions.  Parking and admission are FREE! Sun, Aug 8, 3 – 5 pm – Peter Strauss Ranch, 30000 Mulholland Hwy, (at Troutdale), Agoura

WORTH THE DRIVE: The 43rd annual Naval Base Ventura County Air Show The Air Show this weekend marks the 10th Anniversary of Naval Base Ventura County and is the 43rd air show held at Point Mugu. Highlighting this year’s show will be the USAF Thunderbirds flying the venerable and combat proven F-16 “Fighting Falcon.” The air show will also feature aviation simulators, current and vintage aircraft on static display, food and beverage booths and souvenirs.  Seabees and their construction equipment will be on display to show the role the Seabee play supporting operations through out the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan. Sat & Sun, Aug 7 & 8, Gates open 8 am – 4 pm – Naval Base Ventura County, 311 Main Rd # 1, Point Mugu Admission & Parking FREE.  www.cnic.navy.mil/ventura/index.htm

A CLOSER DRIVE: 25th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts. The Hollywood Arts Council and  Paramount Studios hosts an afternoon of performances of music and dance from around the world on Sunday, August 8 from noon to 4:30 pm. Meet Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, Jim Gamble Puppets, Gwendolyn and the Goodtime Gang, face painting and more. Best for kids 3-10. Admission is FREE. Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave, Hollywood.

UNBELIEVABLE FINAL CLOSING SALE: Villa Firenze is shutting for good and having their very last Warehouse Sale today through Sunday, August 8  from 10am to 5pm. Save 65%-95% on all remaining product in silk decorator pillows ($5-$25), fabric remnants ($.50-$50), single window panels ($2-$10), pillow parts and shells ($.10-$3), tools, vases, craft items (dried flowers, etc.),100% cotton PJ pants ($1), mini vases ($.50) original ceramic samples in the bath accessories (originally cost $185 for $5).  Also for sales,   fixtures, office furniture, industrial sewing machines, industrial shelving, carts, tables, cutters. Lots  bins and buckets of $1-$3 items. 11840 Vose St., North Hollywood 818.503.9143. IT’S CASH ONLY.

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