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This Weekend: Fun-Filled Events for All Ages in the 818 and Beyond

Posted By Karen Young On June 8, 2012 @ 1:07 am In Activities,Family,Featured,Galleries & Museums,Local Fun,My Daily Find,Play | No Comments

BY KAREN YOUNG

 

FRIDAY

Free Dance Lessons at Galleria Live!: Head down to the Sherman Oaks Galleria for free dance lessons with Arthur Murray Sherman Oaks. It’s happening the first Friday of every month at 8:45 p.m.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Vintage Sale: Find really cool clothing, collectibles, furniture and more while giving back for a cause. Or donate—it’s tax deductible.Friday June 8th , 10am -6pm, Saturday June 9th, 10am – 5pm and Sunday June 10th, 11am – 4pm. The American Cancer Society Burbank Discovery Store, 500 North Victory Blvd. Burbank. For more information, call 818-841-2969.

SATURDAY

NoHo Gallery LA: Come to the free opening reception of “ART SURREAL” this Saturday, June 9 from 7 – 11 p.m. This is a group art show dedicated to surrealism, Sci-Fi fantasy and future primitive art. Featuring Jazz Band Oui3 and artists: Dona Geib, Yelena Geodakyan, Marie Pierre Phillipe-Holezic, Gago Oganesyan, Patrick O’Reilly, Alex Ruiz, Tiffany Davis- Rustam, Ora Tamir, Diana Marie Wells and more.

Getty Family Festival: This Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., families are invited to delve into the world of celebrity, image, photography, and Los Angeles at this free daylong family festival inspired by exhibitions, Herb Ritts: L.A. Style and Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity. Design a magazine cover with a photo of you as the featured celebrity. Learn how to strike a pose and dance to the sounds of Los Angeles at the end of the 20th century.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society’s 12th Annual Exhibit and Sales Festival: Learn how landscaping with drought tolerant plants can save you money and water. Plants for sale, workshops, raffle, silent auction, fun activities for kids. Saturday, 9 a.m – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd Encino.

SUNDAY

Nata’s Pastries: This Portuguese bakery and restaurant  at Fulton and Ventura in Sherman Oaks is turning seven! Celebrate this Sunday, June 10th and come by for free samples of their most popular treats.

Concert on the Green: Salute the Armed Forces this Sunday with the 300th Army Band that will perform a diverse repertoire of marches, classical band literature, overtures, popular music, patriotic selections, and instrumental and vocal solos. The 300th Army Band consists of multiple performing components, including the Concert Band, Classic Rock Band, Ska Band, Brass Quintet, Woodwind Trio, and Percussion Ensemble.Bring a picnic, buy dinner at the food court and enjoy a free outdoor concert. Every Sunday through August 28. Warner Center Park, Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Califa St. Woodland Hills Warner Center Park, Woodland Hills. Free

GREAT  (AND PRACTICAL) FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA

Car Wash Deal: Get a complete detail special at the Fashion Square Car Wash on Woodman. It includes clay buff and wax, carpet and interior shampoo and exterior dressing, for most cars (reg. rice $199) plus 3 free full service car washes (reg. price $39). SALE PRICE IS ONLY $99.99  (THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $138). Certificates available for Father’s Day gifts. Offer expires 7-31-12

ALL WEEKEND: OVER THE HILL AND WORTH THE DRIVE

The Contemporary Crafts Market: This one-of-a-kind functional and decorative crafts show is back today through Sunday at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. The market will feature the distinctive works of over 250 of the nation’s finest artists and craftspeople, ranging from intricate jewelry, unique glassware and ceramics to hand-painted textiles, custom furniture, mixed-media creations and much more. All items on display and for sale have been jury-selected.

7th Annual LA WineFest: Raleigh Studios in Hollywood hosts this annual event this Saturday and Sunday. There’s over 500 wines, spirits & brews, lifestyle exhibitors, classes in wine, scotch, pairings and more, gourmet food trucks and live music. 5300 Melrose Avenue.

Taste of the Nation-Los Angeles: Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Los Angeles is one of 41 events across America dedicated to ending hunger in America. This Sunday, June 10, it takes over The Lot in West Hollywood for an intimate encounter with Los Angeles’ top culinary talent from 1-4 p.m. Host Chef Gary Arabia from Global Cuisine will be welcoming chefs from all over the Los Angeles, including Culina, Whist, BLD, Border Grill, FIG, ink.sack, Lukshon & Father’s Office, and Picca and Mo-Chica, Haven Gastropub +Brewery, along with Angelenos’ favorite bars, wineries, and craft breweries. Guests who purchase access to the special VIP area will enjoy delicacies from Waylynn Lucas’ (fonuts) and UMAMIcatassen’s PIGG by Chris Cosentino, all to help end hunger.

5th Annual KIDS ROCK Festival: Come listen and play at this free music and eco festival at the La Brea tar Pits on Sunday, June 10 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.presented by The Children’s Nature Institute in partnership with The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Enjoy a wide variety of activities that teach the importance of environmental awareness, eco-art booths, animal exhibits and healthy cuisine from the food truck scene will be performances by outstanding family music artists.

American Apparel Factory Flea Market:  Get up to 90% off American Apparel styles as their factory flea market kicks off today and continues daily. The market is located next to the American Apparel factory in downtown L.A, so they will be continuously stocking it with new merchandise  9 a.m.-9 p.m.

LA Pride: Celebrate pride at West Hollywood Park  on Sunday starting at 11 a.m. with live entertainment on multiple stages by artists such as Lil’ Kim, Belinda Carlisle and Frenchie Davis. Check out the dance venues, exhibitors, food and drink vendors. Parade kicks off Sunday at 11 a.m. along Santa Monica Blvd. and involves more than 400,000 participants, spectators and marchers.

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of MyDailyFind. Email: karen@mydailyfind.com

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