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This Weekend: Shop, Sing, Laugh, Cycle, Run, Walk, Relax

Posted By Karen Young On April 7, 2011 @ 11:34 pm In Activities,Arts & Culture,Family,Fashion & Beauty,Featured,Lifestyle,Music,My Daily Find,Shopping,Theater | No Comments

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Courtyard at the Commons Spring Fest: It’s a Spring Fest with the Easter Bunny, baskets of free goodies, exciting sidewalk sales, one-day specials and DJ Dustin G to get the party going. Saturday, April 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Courtyard at the Commons, 23631-23703 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas.

Flapper’s Two Milk Minimum Comedy & Magic : Check out Flapper’s, the 818’s newest comedy club in Burbank. It’s sure to be a ton of laughs this Saturday, April 9 when comedian Raul Fernandez brings his multi-talented act of magic, juggling and music that is perfect for the entire family. Doors open at 11:30 am and the show begins at noon in the Main Room.  Cost: $10 per ticket (kids lunch available for $5 extra and full menu for adult lunch at reasonable prices). 102 East Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91502

Wizard of Oz Sing-Along: Dress up as your favorite character (a flying monkey? a twister? anything goes!) and compete for prizes in a costume contest. Then sing along to the entire Wizard of Oz film and soundtrack. Meet and greet in person: actress Dorothy Barrett (Emerald City manicurist), Judy Garland impersonator Elaine Horn and Richard Stanley, onetime assistant to George Cukor, the famed director who worked briefly on the 1939 MGM musical. Adults, $13.50; seniors, students and kids 12 and under, $9.50. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.

CicLAvia: It’s part of four “open-street” Sunday events for all ages. Check it out this Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in which 7 1/2 miles of streets are blocked to car traffic, making them safe to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. There are activities as well as open shops and restaurants along the route. The route stretches from Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights, through Little Tokyo, downtown, Westlake and MacArthur Park, Koreatown and into East Hollywood at the Bicycle District. $7 for parking, if you drive to the location.

9th Annual Victory for Victims Walk/Run: Walk or run on Sunday, April 10, to raise money for Northridge Hospital’s Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS). Proceeds from this event will benefit CATS, the only 24/7 sexual abuse and assault response center serving children and adults in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. The cost to register i $40 The Kids Run Fun is $10. To register online or for more information, go to W2Promotions.com. 6:30 a.m. registration; race begins at 8 a.m. Lake Balboa, Encino. For more information about the Victory for Victims Walk/Run, go to Abuse-AssaultServices.org or NorthridgeHospital.org or call 818-785-3489.

What is a Western? Film Series: Watch The Magnificent Seven (starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and Eli Wallach): A group of Mexican peasants hires seven American gunfighters to help protect them from a gang of bandits. Jeffrey Richardson, associate curator, will lead a discussion of the film’s history prior to the screening. Saturday, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., the Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. Adults, $11; children under 12, $5; seniors and students, $7.

Dari: This trendsetting women’s  boutique is having a “no sales tax” April.  Depending on how much you spend, that could be a big savings! 12184 Ventura Blvd just west of Vantage), Studio City (818) 762-3274

Lucky Sales: Starting today (Friday) from noon to 6 p.m ( $25 First Dibs Friday) and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Save 30%-70% on women’s and kids past season’s designer wear by AG, Bab Phat, Corey Lynn Calter, Cosabella, Foley + Corinna, Geren Ford, Kate Spade, Rebecca Taylor, Isabel Lu, James Jeans, Michael Stars, Steven Alan, Wren and many more. Siren Studios, 6063 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Refreshments, giveaways and  music.  General admission pre-sale tix $15/$20 at the door. http://www.luckyshops.com/tickets.cfm

And don’t forget the craft beer festivals!

NEXT WEEK IS SPA WEEK! Get spa services for $50 at some of the top spas in Los Angeles (and around the nation) from April 11 to 17.  Go to www.spaweek.com to find a spa near you.

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