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THIS WEEKEND: Roni B, Rachel Pally, Artisanal LA, Holiday Festivals, Snow Day, Fox and Hounds, Villa Firenze, Botanic Bling, Noho Gallery and more

Posted By Karen Young On December 10, 2010 @ 1:58 am In Activities,Arts & Culture,Family,Gallery,My Daily Find | No Comments

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It’s eclectic happenings from Downtown to the 818 this weekend. Sales, celebrations, music, art and community activities will keep you plenty busy.

Snow Day in Downtown Burbank.

Happy Hour Fashionista Sale: : Roni B for the Fashionista in Sherman Oaks is having a happy hour sale today, December 10 from 4-8pm. Come by for food and drinks and enjoy 20% off the entire store and up to 75% off already marked down merchandise! Also, get 10% off gift certificates of $50 or more through December 24.  www.ronib.com

Holiday Pop Up Shop: Unique LA, A Current Affair and Artisanal LA’s Holiday Pop-Up Shop are creating a foodie’s holiday paradise to browse, sample and shop from more than 30 of the city’s finest local artisans selling everything from sea salt pots de creme to artisan cured bacon, kitchen aprons to kitchen soap, smoked nuts to spicy mustards and plenty to  sweets. Snag some hot roasted chestnuts on our patio and a photo with Santa, too! Park once and shop til you drop!  Cooper Design Space’s Santee Shop. Saturday and Sunday, December 11 and 12, 11am – 6pm, $6 Admission, Cash at the Door, Partial proceeds benefit LAUSD school garden programs. Entry includes access to the shop, hosted drinks, holiday bites from Market and complimentary gift wrap benefiting LA’s Homeless Youth.  The Cooper Building at 9th and Los Angeles.  For more info, www.artisanalla.com

The Fox and Hounds rocks: The Bob Cowsill Band is back Saturday, December 11 at 9:30 pm. If you’re a fan of 60s and 70s tunes, you’ve got to check this band out.  Bob Cowsill and his family were the inspiration for the Partridge Family and were famous for many original songs, including Hair.  Now Bob is solo, and with his own four man band, rocks this pub with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Monkees  and more.  Singing along and clapping encouraged.  Get a pint and some Fish n’ Chips. No cover. 11100 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City  www.thefoxandhounds.com

Rachel Pally Warehouse Sale: Our favorite 818 born designer is having a sale just in time for the holidays this weekend. Fall 2010 and past collections, plus $25, $35 and $45 racks.  Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm 2301 E 7th Street Suite C100 Los Angeles, CA 90023. www.rachelpally.com

Courtyard at the Commons Calabasas Holiday Festival: This Saturday, start at 9:30 with breakfast with Santa at Cosmos Grill, followed by a holiday festival from 10am-4pm with over 20 merchants. Sidewalk sale, photos with Santa, arts and crafts with Color Me Mine, local musicians and a DJ spinning tunes. www.courtyardatcalabasas.com

Villa Firenze Sale: They are not gone yet! Check out the short list of what they’ve  got at eock bottom prices: Lightweight feather/down duvet insert – $25.00 Chenille throws – $18.00 Polyester duvet sets – $25.00 3-piece down comforter set – $25.00 Silk, cotton, chenille, and linen pillows – $5-$35 Boxed and gift-wrapped assorted soy wax candles – $10.00 Wine opener gift set – $10.00 Window panels – $4.00-$10.00. Two weekends only: Friday Dec. 10, Friday Dec. 17 – 9AM – 5PM, Saturday Dec. 11, Saturday Dec. 18 – 9AM – 5PM,Sunday Dec. 12, Sunday Dec. 19 – 10AM – 4PM. 11842 Vose St. No. Hollywood, CA 91605, 818-503-9143 – Business phone.  www.villafirenzeonline.com

Snow Day in Burbank: Downtown Burbank presents Snow Day on December 11.  Kids are invited to romp in 15 tons of snow and enjoy refreshments, music, an ice sculptor and more, 11 am – 2 pm. Also, don’t miss Breakfast with Santa at Burbank Town Center, 8:30 to 10:30am www.downtown-burbank.org

Botanic Bling at Descanso Gardens: Celebrity stylist and TV personality Mark-Alan Harmon offers tips on selecting chic items to give (or to enjoy yourself). Find the perfect gift for that special someone at this trunk show of botanic-inspired jewelry and accessories from a diverse collection of independent vendors and craftspeople. noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 12, Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Admission to the Gifts and Greens boutique is free with admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, $3 children 5-12, and free to children 4 and younger. For more information, call (818) 949-4200 or visit www.descansogardens.org.

Noho Gallery Returns: Meet the artists at an opening reception for New Beginnings 2010 on Saturday, December 11 from 6-10pm.   “New Beginnings 2010″ has special meaning to Curator Daniel DeBevoise  who had to close NoHo Gallery LA in 2009 due to medical costs associated with his treatment for cancer. He is cancer free now and personally experiencing his own new beginning. This show is a tribute to other artists in this show who have used their art to overcome personal tragedy & hardships to create their new beginning. “New Beginnings” will feature jazz guitarist Tim Moran and female vocalist Scottie Austin who perform jazz hits from the 20s to 50s, the Golden Age of Jazz. 11020 Magnolia Blvd., NoHo Arts District. www.nohogalleryla.com

Donate food, toys and clothes at the Studio City Farmers Market: This Sunday, December 12 from 8am-1pm, the Studio City Residents Association will be collecting new, unwrapped toys; gloves; scarves; and non-perishable food items for the annual LAPD Holiday Toy and Food Drive.  The officers wrap and distribute collected items to children and families in need across the North Hollywood Division.  Last year the items contributed and collected by the SCRA on behalf  of the community were able to put holiday smiles on dozens of children.  Bring items for collection to the market manager’s booth.  For more information, email SCRABoard@studiocityresidents.org or call 818-509-0230.

Holiday Dog Adoption Party and Ruff Ruff Red Carpet Event: Bring your dog, your family and your love to Hollywood Center Studios on Sunday , December 12 from noon to 4pm for a day of tail wagging with music and great food.  Adopt a dog from LA City and County Shelters Mobile Adoption Rescue groups from Los Angeles host a VIP (Very Important Pup) pet event where ‘Hollywood’s Hounds Abounds!”  It’s Holiday Dog Adoption “Hollywood-Style”—  you and your furry family can walk the red carpet with Reilly, the Movie Star Dog ,and rub paws with Hollywood celebs including then take a Holiday photo.   With a special appearance by Maria Olsen (star of “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief), Camden Toy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), John Savage, Jessica Young, and Amber Stevens (“Greek”).  1040 N. Las Palmas, Hollywood. www.lovethatdoghollywood.com

Get involved in helping our schools at the Turning Pages Community Meeting: Turning Pages is a non-­‐profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to create a sustainable connection between our local schools and community to develop and support academic enrichment and leadership programs. Come learn about the accomplishments of their first year and see how to get involved. Sunday, December 12,11am-12:30pm Two Roads Theatre, 4348 Tujunga Ave.Studio City, CA. Contact Gail Craven at gcraven.tpf@gmail.com

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of My Daily Find. Email:karen@mydailyfind.com

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