This Weekend: Festivals and More from the Valley to Downtown to the Westside

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG

Lots of choices await this weekend with food trucks occupying a few events — a premiere food truck and artisan fest downtown, a $10 cut-a-thon at Paul Mitchell Sherman Oaks, flea markets in Tarzana, a laughter fest in Studio City,  a fundraiser for opening LA streets, free pancakes in Chatsworth, the Chinese Lantern parade downtown, a folk/rock concert line-up in Eagle Rock, a Bridal Trunk show and sweet treats in Tarzana, a kids consignment sale in Burbank and the ultimate Camp Fair in West L.A.

The LA Kids Consignment Sale

Today through March 6, save 30 percent to 70 percent on new and used kids and baby gear, clothing, toys, furniture and more. 157 W. Providencia Ave., Burbank.

Weekend Flea Markets in Tarzana

Two different groups will fill both days with vendors selling clothing, housewares, vintage wares, food and more. Also,  a few different food trucks will be rolling in each day and musicians will perform live.  Saturday, March 5, 8 a.m.  to 3 p.m. The Little French Flea Market and on Sunday, March 6, 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.  Cupcakes and Lemonade “Where Fashion Meet Philanthropy.”

Eat + Drink + Play + RAISE FUNDS to help CicLAvia Open L.A.’s streets

Dodegeball, yoga, a family bike ride, food trucks, street eats, music, bike tune ups, films and more will be at the GOOD fundraiser for cicLAvia on Saturday, March 5 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m in Atwater Village. It’s a festival for the entire for family for a good cause. The philosophy behind Ciclovía is social integration. Cicl0vía started in Bogotá, Colombia over thirty years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Now they are organized throughout Latin America and the United States, connecting communities and giving people a break from the stress of car traffic.  Ciclovía bring families outside of their homes to enjoy the streets, our largest public space, and creates a temporary park for free, simply by removing cars from city streets. It creates a network of connections between our neighborhoods and businesses and parks with corridors filled with fun. Tix: $20, free for kids 12 and under. For tickets and info: good4ciclavia.eventbrite.com Atwater Crossing (ATX),3229 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles.

Free Pancake Breakfast at Ride On

Ride On will be serving free pancakes,sausages, juice and coffee on Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to noon to celebrate the first anniversary their Chatsworth location. Watch students showing off their riding skills and learn about therapeutic riding, hippotherapy and equine assisted psychotherapy. There will be staff and Board Members on hand to talk about our programs and volunteer opportunities.The event is free and open to the public – all are encouraged and welcome to attend. The ranch is located at 10860 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Chatsworth. For more information please call Sara at (818) 700.2971 or e-mail Sara@RideOn.org.

Lili Bridals Trunk Show and Diana Sproveri Lollibakes

Lili Bridals will be holding a trunk show with designer Watters & Watters this Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Diana Sproveri of  Diana Sproveri Designer Bake Shop in Tarzana will be on site to speak with brides individually about their weddings as well as give away free Lollibakes® samples! Lili Bridals, 18663 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana.

Chinese Lantern Festival

This marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebration. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, this annual community event  re-creates a traditional village street fair featuring brilliant lantern displays, exciting musical, acrobatic and lion dance performances, enriching arts and crafts booths, a spirited lantern parade where children and their families are welcome to march with dancers and musicians. Try your hand at lantern-making, Chinese-opera style face painting, kite-building, Chinese paper-cutting, Origami, Chinese calligraphy, string-knotting, and much more! Take the Metro Red Line to Union Street and make it a real adventure. Saturday, noon to 7 p.m., Chinese American Museum at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, 425 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles.

Studio LOL Comedy Show for Kids By Kids

In the mood to laugh? Kids are funny! This show stars Studio LOL kids. It’s a great way to see what they do if your kids are interested in performing—or if they (and you) just want to laugh! Saturday and Sunday, Schedule: 10 a.m: Giggles Show! Starring 4 to 6 year olds. Sunday, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.: Student Show! Starring  7-9 year olds; 5 p.m.: Tween Show! Starring 10 to 12 year olds;  7 p.m.: Teen Show! Starring teen students. Adults $5, Kids are FREE. Seating is limited. Reserve tickets by emailing studiololclasses@gmail.com. No tickets will be sold at the door.  Studio LOL, 11634 Ventura Blvd. (between Tujunga and Colfax) Studio City.

The Lo-Cal Folk Fest in Eagle Rock

Jump over to Eagle Rock this  Saturday for a very local concert fest. It’s a show for all ages performed by some of the best folk/rock musicians in Los Angeles. Think mini-mini-mini Coachella. Performers include Voxhaul Broadcast, Nico Stai, The Sea of Cortez, Summer Darling, Hi Ho Silver Oh, and Telegram with guest DJ, Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands.la. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Show starts at 6 p.m. Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles. Free parking, $10 admission Click here for tickets

Truckit Food and Arts Fest

The Truckit Fest is marking its monthly debut this Sunday, March 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Union Station in Downtown LA. Forty food trucks will be brought together with a marketplace of over 200 local artisans selling their wares, as well as live music and much more. General admission ticket prices are $5, but for a $45 VIP ticket you don’t have to wait in line—your food is brought to you in a private lounge. Also, receive a $10 food voucher, free valet parking, and 10 a.m. admission. For a complete rundown, visit www.truckitfest.com

4th Annual Cut-A-Thon at Paul Mitchell Sherman Oaks

Get your hair cut for a good cause at a great price! Sunday, March 6 Paul Mitchell the School Sherman Oaks will host its 4th Annual Cut-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All haircuts will be only $10 and all proceeds will benefit charities that Paul Mitchell supports.  Sherman Oaks Galleria, 2nd Floor. For more info, contact: (818)380-8120 ext. 2913

Camp Fair

If you are in the market for a summer camp or after-school classes and activities, family programs and parenting resources, this is the place to be.  Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  Crossroads School Gymnasium, 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica.

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

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