GRAND OPENING SHERMAN OAKS AND STUDIO CITY—SOTO Lifestyle and SOTO Boutique : My Daily Find fave clothing and gift stores for trendy, well-priced clothing, accessories, jewelry and home goods continues to grow from Westlake to Studio City. SOTO Boutique opens today, February 3, at 13812 Ventura Blvd (at Matilija, across from Sweet Butter) in Sherman Oaks, replacing Belle Gray, while SOTO Lifestyle opens on Saturday at 12206 Ventura Blvd (between Vantage and Laurel Grove) in Studio City (replacing SOTO Boutique). There’s now three SOTO Boutiques (Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Westlake) and three SOTO Lifestyles (Studio City, Woodland Hills, Westlake). Get a free Nikibiki this weekend at SOTO Boutique with purchase and enjoy refreshments from I Baked It Myself. Dig into the MDF archives and read about Soto Boutique from 2009 and Soto Lifestyle from 2010.
Handmade Galleries: Come and meet artists from Handmade and receive 10% off your purchase during the party. Friday, February 3, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Handmade Galleries LA, 14556 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.
Franklin Canyon Movie Magic Hike: Franklin Canyon is an active filming location for movies and TV shows, including such classics as the Andy Griffith Show and Star Trek. Meet at the Sooky Goldman Nature Center and go on location with naturalist Diane on and easy two hour walk. Saturday, February 4, 10 a.m.-noon. Franklin Canyon Park, 2600 Franklin Canyon Drive (off off Mulholland and Coldwater).
Black History Art Month Opening Reception: Two featured artists will be on hand. Featured photographer, Gregory Prescott, plus Neneki “Nick” McGee will paint live during the reception. In addition, NuKola Herndon will perform two sets of musical poetry in the theatre. Scottie Austin will take us into the world of Billie Holiday singing the blues along with jazz guitarist Tim Moran in the lounge area. Saturday, February 4, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Noho Gallery LA, J.E.T. Studios 5126 Lankershim Blvd. NoHo Arts District
Family Art Stops-The Getty Center: Enjoy a playful introduction to art with Family Art Stops, a half-hour, hands-on gallery experience geared for families. Saturdays and Sundays, The Getty Center, 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free; sign-up required. Click here for info.
Summer Opportunities Fair: Figure out what your child ages 8 -18 can do this summer. Sunday, February 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Marymount High School, 10643 Sunset Blvd. (across from UCLA) Free
A Heart-Healthy New Year (Free Class): Let Brad Burnam, owner of Burn Yoga, take you on an interactive journey through the basic anatomy and electrophysiology of the human heart, as well as teach you preventative measures that you can practice daily, from eating habits to breathing exercises, to keep it at its best. Sunday, February 5, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Burn Yoga, 28914 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills
American Indian Culture Day at The Autry: Bring the whole family to learn more about American Indian cultures, with storytelling, music, traditional and contemporary games, hands-on learning carts, museum scavenger hunt, family museum tours, and much more! Sunday, February 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park.
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