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THIS WEEKEND: Food, Furniture, Art, Culture, Animals, Music, Sales and More

Posted By Karen Young On June 23, 2011 @ 11:23 pm In Activities,Arts & Culture,Family,Featured,Gallery,Lifestyle,Music,My Daily Find,Shopping | No Comments

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NOHO ROCKIN’ FOOD TRUCK FEST: It’s a fun day in NoHo with gourmet food trucks, arts and craft booths, live music, raffle prizes, dog adoptions and a beer and wine garden from Skinny’s Lounge. Proceeds help Hope for Paws.  Saturday,11 a.m. – 7 p.m., 11458 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood. $4 online. For information and to purchase tickets www.nohofoodtruckfest.com

THE FRUGAL FOOD FESTIVAL: It’s a family friendly one-day event to help people learn how to save money on food. Sample free tastings from Albertsons, Yozen Frogurt, and The Stand while you coupon clip your way to saving money on groceries. Learn to cook with a solar oven, submit a recipe to receive the Frugal Festival Cookbook, and win 136 raffle prizes worth $3,000. Free reusable SWAG bag for every guest. Free face painting, coloring wall, and otter pops! Also, there’s a free food swap! Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Canoga Park High School, 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. $5-$10 ($5 with canned good donation). Kids under 6 are FREE. Tickets sold exclusively through Goldstar.

HOTEL SURPLUS SPECTACULAR SALE: Hotel Surpus Outlet (a MY DAILY FIND fave!)in Van Nuys is having a huge parking lot sale on Saturday and Sunday.  They carry a wide array of new and gently used furniture primarily from five star hotel liquidations, as well as new overstock deals.  There are some amazing close out bargains starting at $25. Check out armoires,desks, tables, lamps, art, appliances, mirrors, sofas, fax machines, DVD players, clock radios, drapes, and much more.  The latest shipment comes from the Four Seasons and Peninsula Hotels.  This is a special sale, but great deals can be found 365 days a year! 6843 Valjean Avenue, Van Nuys.

SCHOOL’S OUT SUMMER SALE: Lucky You is having a fun filled Saturday with lemonade, popsicles and great deals. There’s a brand new $5 section plus 50% off racks for men, women and children — new and resale. Save up to 50% off on selected items such as: Coach, Brighton, Antik Denim, D&G, Prada, INC, Anne Klein, Burberry, Citizens of Humanity, Fendi, Gucci and more! 12441 Magnolia Blvd. Valley Village, 818-985-1115

JAPANESE OBON FESTIVAL: Eat a variety of asian foods, watch demonstrations including judo, karate, kendo and a tea ceremony. Enjoy festival-type games and join in for Bon Odori dance. Saturday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Valley Japanese Community Center, 8850 Lankershim Blvd Sun Valley.  Free

NUTS FOR MUTTS – THE WALK & DOG SHOW: This fun-filled family fundraiser begins with a Walk-a-thon through the crystal clear rolling hills of Calabasas, followed by a rollicking mixed breed Dog Show and Festival. Celebrities judge rounds including “Best Kisser,” “Fastest Eater,” “Most Ear-resistible Ears” and more, leading up to “Best in Show.” Featuring a super pet adoption, celebrity guests and judges, kids crafts and activities, delicious food, over 60 vendors, a silent auction, great live music and more, all benefiting animal rescue New Leash on Life, the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center and the Calabasas Rotary. Sunday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m.

ART DIRECTOR’S GUILD/GALLERY 800: “FIGURE DRAWING FROM LIFE” EXHIBIT: Go to the opening reception for this show that runs through July 31. Located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District, Gallery 800 showcases ADG members’ art in a series of shows throughout the year. Music, complimentary valet parking, refreshments, a hosted bar, and the “Misk’i” Argentinean food truck will be on-site.  Saturday. 6 p.m. – 9 :30 p.m., Gallery 800 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Reception is free.

TRACKING DETECTIVE – WILDLIFE HIKE: Investigate wildlife clues left along the trail. Analyze the scat, identify a feather, find a bit of fur or examine a paw print. We can solve the wildlife puzzle and get to know our wild neighbors in their natural habitats. The hike is 1.5 miles and is moderate level. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve ) Valley Circle Blvd & Victory Blvd, West Hills. Meet at the Victory Trailhead. Phone: 310-858-7272 x131. Free; Parking, $3

CONCERTS ON THE GREEN: The very popular Preservation Hall Jazz Band is playing on Sunday at 6 p.m.  It’s FREE! Bring a picnic and chairs. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills.

GALLERIA LIVE! Hang out at the Sherman Oaks Galleria and listen to the sounds of the Strange Days—an amazing The Doors cover band from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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

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