This Weekend: Festival, History, Art, Music, a Drive In Movie and more

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BY KAREN YOUNG

National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China: TONIGHT (Friday), 8 p.m., Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge. The National Acrobats Of The People’s Republic Of China has toured abroad to more than 40 countries including Switzerland, Israel, Finland, Italy, France, Germany, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, India, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Sweden, Mexico, Russia, Portugal and Spain. The company now makes its inaugural tour of the United States and Canada. $25-$70.

Let’s Move! Burbank: Come out to Johnny Carson Park on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. and get your body moving.  This comprehensive initiative, launched by Michelle Obama, dis edicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation and promoting heathier lifestyles!.  Dance, move, and celebrate personal success at this community-wide event. To learn more about Let’s Move! and its goals to raise a healthier generation of kids, visit: www.letsmove.gov

Valley Artists Studio Tour: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. San Fernando Valley Arts Council will be hosting their annual two-day event where 24 Valley artists will be opening their studios to the public. Tickets: $20 each purchased in advance, Groups of 5 or more $15 each and Children 12 and under are free. Tickets purchased at the door are $25. Tickets are good for both days. To purchase tickets online (credit card or Paypal) go online to www.sfvartscouncil.com.

NoHo Arts District Farmer’s Market: Saturday, October 1, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 5200 Bakman (between Lankershim and Tujunga) at the corner of Magnolia, with street closure north to Weddington, North Hollywood.  It’s opening day! Noho now has its very own certified Farmers Market. Free recyclable bags to the first 1000 people.

New York in Hollywood at CBS: Sunday,  2 p.m. – 5 p.m., CBS Studio Center, New York Street, 4024 Radford Ave, Studio City. Hosted by Laura San Giancomo, proceeds from this annual event for all ages benefits children with autism, down syndrome, and other diagnoses through the CSUN Music Therapy Wellness Center. Featuring celebrities on the red carpet, live music, comedy by Judy Tenuta, celebrity signings, silent auction, face painting, food, free parking and more.  General Admission, $25; Kids 12 and under, $12, VIP $100.

California History Revisited on Agoura: Mosey down to Reyes Adobe Days on October  1 and 2a t the Reyes Adobe Historical Site in Agoura Hills and  celebrate the best of California culture, past and present. The event offers families a free day of museum tours, music stage, interactive historical demonstrations, pony rides, 1800′s games, carnival games, art gallery with local artists and food vendors. Additional events include a parade, car show, circus-style entertainment, Senior Fiesta, artist reception and wine tasting, a certified 5K & Family Run with pancake breakfast and Gymkhana. Tickets: $12 in advance at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center and $15 at the door. Reyes Adobe Historical Site, 5464 Reyes Adobe Rd, Agoura Hills. 10am – 4 pm both days.

Pioneer Day in Chatsworth: Celebrate Chatsworth’s heritage and history on Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. with the annual Chili Cook-Off, bake sale, panning for gold, spinning and weaving, rock chippers, a Veteran’s quilt display, quilting for kids, Native American artifacts and pioneer-era chores and games. This fun family event is presented by the Chatsworth Historical Society, which operates the Virginia Watson Chatsworth Historical Museum and the Homestead Acre, a restored and protected pioneer-era cabin and grounds. $5 donation. For more information, call (818) 882-5614 or visit www.historicalsocieties.net. Free parking and shuttle service every 15 minutes at Chatsworth Depot Metrolink Station, located at 10038 Old Depot Rd.

West Hills Fall Fest and Restaurant Chili Cook-off Contest: Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Field Market/Leimert Properties, 23221 Saticoy St, West Hills. For the first time The West Hills Fall Fest will be hosting a Restaurant Chili Cook-off Contest at this year’s event which includes kid’s fun area, entertainment, vendors, food, arts and crafts, and more. $2 entry fee.

WORTH THE DRIVE:

The 13th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival: It’s a mini Coachella in Eagle Rock this Saturday with live music, international food vendors at the Eagle Rock Farmers’ Market and food truck. Suggested admission is a donation of $5. Free parking is available at Eagle Rock Plaza. Eagle Rock Music Festival, Colorado Blvd. (between Argus St. & Eagle Rock Blvd.), Eagle Rock.

Devil’s Night Drive-in: Hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn and more is served by The Devil’s Night Car Hops. Sit in your car or  outside on astroturf and watch the original “Footloose” on a big screen.  An FM transmitter gets the sound in your car. It all takes place on a rooftop in downtown LA. A DJ spins tunes before the movie starts.  $10 Pre sale. $12 at the gate. 240 W 4th St Los Angeles.

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of MY DAILY FIND. Email: karen@mydailyfind.com

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