This Weekend: Eat, Drink and Be Merry (Free Vodka/Free Starbucks); Shop and Recycle

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Starbucks Free Treat: Starbucks is celebrating forty years by offering a complimentary Starbucks Petites when you order any handcrafted beverage (while supplies last). Petites are little sweet treats under 200 calories.  Today and Saturday from  2 p.m. to  5 p.m.

Food Trucks at The Federal Bar: Ten food trucks will be lining up in the Federal Bar parking lot on Saturday, March 12 from noon to 4 p.m.  Rolling in will be: Canter’s, Vizzi, Frysmith, Tapa Boy, Ahn Joo, Mandoline Grill, Lake Street Creamery, Lomo Arigato and the Tropical Shave Truck. Dublab DJs will be spinning tunes and bands will be playing inside The Federal Bar. 5303 Lankershim, North Hollywood.

Ketel One Night at The Valley Inn: Saturday, March 12 is a special evening at this recently refurbished Sherman Oaks landmark, featuring Ketel One Oranje Vodka. FREE samples and giveaways of this new release will be distributed by Ketel One Girls from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the bar or dining room to all Valley Inn diners. Specially featured dishes will be: Penne Pasta with Ketel One Vodka Sauce and Shrimp ($18.95) and Ketel One Citrus Chicken ($16.95). Special Ketel One cocktails only  $5! Regular dinner menu will also be available. Stroll around and check out Coach John Wooden memorabilia (it was his favorite dinner house) or hang out and make friends at the 100 year old imported bar. Reservations mandatory. 4557 Sherman Oaks Avenue, (818) 784-1163

Mid-Century Madness at the Lotta Lounge. Join award-winning The Martini Kings on Saturday , March 12 at the classic Lotta Lounge. This is for fans of swanky lounge music (a la Rat Pack era), cocktails, dancing, modernism, exotica and tiki, burlesque, vintage fashion, accessories collectibles and art, lowbrow comedy and magic – it’s a night of mid-century madness at one of the valley’s oldest clubs (and British!). The featured cocktail for the evening will be the Tiger’s Blood Martini (thank you, Charlie) $10 Admission. Doors Open at 6:30; Showtime at 8:30. Full Bar and Snacks Available. Free Ample Parking.  The Mayflower Club 11110 Victory Boulevard – North Hollywood. Check it out on Facebook


Mainly Seconds is going out of business. Everything is priced at 10 percent to 70 percent off with the majority of items at 40 perccent off. Find Xmas decor, pottery, plants, garden art, gift items and more. 12144 Magnolia Blvd., Valley Village. (818) 985-4499.

Shop to Stop Cancer: The Tarzana Village Shopping Center will be donating 20 percent of all sales on Sunday, March 13 and Monday, March 14  to The Marni Fund at Stop Cancer. Participating stores and restaurants: Jane, The Hummus Bar, Billy’s, Harrisons, Yogen Fruz and Waba Grill. 18735 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana (across from Whole Foods)


Woman and Art reception: NoHo Gallery LA honors the achievements of all women across the globe by celebrating locally with art. The new exhibit, WOMAN, will have the opening reception  March 12  7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The featured artist is Ora Tamir. Group artists include Sandra Cooper, Renate Dartois, Spike Dolomite, Alexandra Kube, Lola Scarpitta, Rachel Weissberger and more. Greg Lyons, 12 string acoustic guitarist, will perform for the show., 11020 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood.

Photography Tips in Nature Learn the tricks of the trade from a professional nature photographer. Saturday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., King Gillette Ranch at the Native Plant Garden, 26800 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Free program, parking inside park $7. For more information, visit or call 818-878-0866, ext. 228.


Free E-Waste Collection, 9 4 p.m Canoga Park Bowl 20122 Vanowen St., Canoga Park (818) 989-0300


Linda Shayne Levine takes a hilarious, moving and honest look at the balancing act of life all told through song.

Studio City resident Linda Shayne Levine, an actress/singer/wife/mother, will perform her one woman show, Reality Check Please, in song (and humor) on Thursday and Friday, March 17 and 18 at the M Bar 1253 Vine Street, LA. Thursday and Friday March 17 and 18. Call for reservations 323 856-0036

Levine holds a special place in pop history as the first white member of the singing group The Supremes. Her recent autobiographical musical which she created and co-wrote “IT’S MY STORY AND I’M STICKING TO IT!” resulted in rave reviews from its limited run at the Two Roads Theatre. As the singing voice of the Queen in Dreamworks hit animated film THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, Linda worked with Academy Award winners Stephen Schwartz and Hans Zimmer. Audiences may also have seen her in such film and television projects such as THE GUARDIAN, THE NANNY, GENERAL HOSPITAL, CROCODILE DUNDEE and that never to be missed classic LEPRECHAUN.

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