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This Weekend: Holiday Fun Across the 818

Posted By Karen Young On December 8, 2011 @ 11:40 pm In Activities,Arts & Culture,Family,Featured,Gallery,Music,My Daily Find,Theater | No Comments

BY KAREN YOUNG

The Encino/Tarzana Branch Library Pop-up Shop: Straight from downtown to the 818 on December 9 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. and Saturday December 10 from 10 a.m-5:30 p.m., the Library Store offers a carefully curated collection of fun and eclectic gifts and goods and is a unique place to do your holiday shopping for the book enthusiast of any age— autographed books, children’s gifts, book related items from stationery to tees and totes, and a great selection of Los Angeles-themed items. Gifts from the Library Store also give back to the local community as purchases support the Los Angeles Public Library. All items will be gift wrapped free of charge, and Library Foundation members get 20% off.  Shop the online Library Store anytime at www.librarystore.org. To become a member of the Library Foundation, visit www.lfla.org.

Gabriela Dance Theatre

Gabriela Dance Theatre’s “Intoxique”: Gabriela Dance Theatre (GDT) is a new, up and coming vibrant dance company based in Los Angeles that gives choreographers and dancers the opportunity to debut and perform new works. Infusing ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop, GDT brings the rich and diverse culture of L.A. to audiences across the area. Innovative and inspiring, GDT is devoted to providing a high standard of excellence showcasing an innovative blend of all dance styles.  Saturday,7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 4 p.m.Sally Fields Performing Arts Center, 17000 Haynes St. Van Nuys

Yellow Balloon Holiday Event: Don’t miss this family fun event at this children’s hair salon on Saturday. (but they do tons of parents too). Lunch with The Grilled Cheese Truck from noon -2 p.m., learn from the Tutor Doctor, and do arts and crafts with Little Artist from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.,The Yellow Balloon,  12448 Ventura Blvd., Studio City

Annual Courtyard Holiday Festival: Photos with Santa, complimentary holiday goodies, holiday crafts at Color Me Mine, holiday tattoos at Launa Stone Med-Spa, live musical performances. Saturday, noon- 3 p.m.—Courtyard at The Commons, 23631-23703 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas.

Unique Vintage Holiday Party and Sale

Unique Vintage Holiday Party: The vintage-inspired clothing and accessories’ boutique will be holding their annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 10th from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Receive 10% off the entire store. Choose from hundreds of fun and unique gifts for the holidays for everyone on your list from jewelry to electronic gadgets, toys to beauty products. Find the perfect dress for your New Years Eve party. Enjoy some tasty treats from The Munchie Machine and Lake Street Creamery. 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank.

Community Rummage Sale and Flea Market: This annual sale features clothing, jewelry, crafts, accessories and much more. Saturday, 7 p.m. Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Rd, Calabasas.

A Singing Cowboy Christmas: Visit for a day of holiday cheer inspired by America’s Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry, featuring children’s crafts and activities based on classic carols from Gene Autry’s Christmas CDs, screenings of episodes of The Gene Autry Show, Storytime, Gold Rush and Gallery Exploration with a Museum Teacher. Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park  Free with museum admission.

Chatsworth Holiday Parade: The 28th annual Chatsworth holiday parade marches down Devonshire Street. Come see the festively decorated floats and entertainment for the whole family. Sunday, 11 a.m., Devonshire St and Jordan Ave, Chatsworth.

Metrolink Holiday Toy Express

Metrolink Holiday Toy Express: Welcome the 450-ton train from the platform. Enjoy free entertainment, hot chocolate and cookies. Bring new, unwrapped toys and sporting equipment for the ABC 7 Spark of Love Toy Drive in cooperation with the Burbank Fire Department. All toys collected will go to Burbank kids in need. Sunday, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Downtown Burbank Metrolink Station, 201 N Front St., Burbank.

Hanukkah Family Festival at the Skirball: All ages will enjoy this festival on Sunday from 11 a.m-4 p.m. with musical performances, puppetry, storytelling, arts and crafts, book signing with Judy Zeidler and more. Adults, $10, Seniors and students, $7, Children 2-12, $5. Free to members.

2nd Annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Artisanal LA returns for one day only on Sunday, December 11th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Old Town Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts featuring more of the city’s finest local, sustainable and handmade edibles. This year’s Holiday Shop features more than 50 vendors, including the Altadena Urban Farmers Market (currently on hiatus) and demos and workshops from Joseph Shuldiner’s Institute of Domestic Technology. Admission is $5 Partial proceeds will benefit the Armory Center for the Arts. 145 North Raymond, Pasadena.

Burn Yoga in Agoura Opens December 12: Located in the newly remodeled atrium of the Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills,  Burn Yoga will have a variety of classes for all levels and ages. Each month, the studio will sponsor free community service workshops, such as women’s self defense and nutritional awareness. Everyone is encouraged to register online for a free first class! 28914 Roadside Drive Suite 205 , Agoura Hills. Studio Phone Number: (818) 934-5123
Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of My Daily Find. Got news? Ideas? Email karen@mydailyfind.com

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