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THIS WEEKEND: Father’s Day Weekend 2012 in the 818 and Around Los Angeles

Posted By Karen Young On June 14, 2012 @ 11:35 pm In Activities,Family,Featured,My Daily Find | No Comments

BY KAREN YOUNG

Vegas in Noho:  Tonight is the opening night gala at the El Portal Theatre in Noho which is channeling a Vegas -like production with  Gary Peterson’s Supernatural Magic Show starring Peterson and MAVI,  directed by Tony Clark .  Encompassing all elements of professional magic, the show has close-up and slight-of-hand to large scale, “Vegas-size” illusions. The show also features the talents of International German Opera Singer MAVI, the award winning Magician Danny Cole and Scott Land’s world renowned Marionettes, for an unforgettable evening of fun for the whole family. It runs through June 24.  Get four tickets for $99 with the promo code: DAILY.

No Way Around But ThroughScott Caan (Hawaii Five-O, Entourage) wrote and stars in this dark, thoughtful, quirky romantic comedy  at the Falcon Theatre which also stars Melanie Griffith (Working Girl), along with Bre Blair (Make It Or Break, CIS),  Robyn Cohen (Gravity, The Life Aquatic) and  Val Lauren (24, Sal), who directs as well.  Top flight acting all around.  Runs through July 8.

A Step Beyond the Rain:  This powerful one-­woman show is a true story about a mother and her two daughters struggling under the weight of physical and mental illness. A Step Beyond the Rain was written and performed by actress Miata Edoga.  Veteran actor, Ashley Crow, best known for her roles in “Heroes”, “Minority Report” and “The Secret Circle” is making her directorial debut. Studio City resident and award winning television producer Gabrielle Yuro is producing. The production plays weekends at the Two Roads Theatre, (4348 Tujunga Avenue) in Studio City through Sunday, July 1.

SATURDAY

Walk Into the Chumash World:   Discover how local Chumash Indians have used the natural resources of their environment for thousands of years to create a sustainable way of life on this easy 1 mile walk. 2 hours. Meet at the parking lot to left of pond. Free program, parking inside park $7.  Saturday, June 16  11:00am – 1:00pm, King Gillette Ranch) 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas.

Standing Room Only A Comedy Magic Variety Show: It’s all taking place at Flappers Yoo Hoo Room in Burbank on June 16 at 7:30 pm. This show features comedy with lots of laughter and fun-filled magic hosted by the hilarious Raul Fernandez. Appearing this month are comedians Karen Knotts and Jimmy Palombi with magicians Brian Hoffman and Stephen Levine, plus the mad cap antics of Buster Balloon. This is a great family show for families with high school age kids and beyond. Come celebrate your birthday, graduation or summer. Tickets $10 online at Flapperscomedy.com or (818) 845 – 9721. Flappers is located at 102 Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, Ca. 91502, on the corner of First Street and Magnolia Blvd.

SUNDAY

Father’s Day Car Wash:  The Fashion Square Car Wash in Sherman Oaks is celebrating with  a $2 full service car wash (a $12.99 value) for all Fathers, Grandfathers, or Great Grandfathers. Bring one of your kids, or show a photo of them to receive the $2 car wash. You will drive away with a sparkling clean car. Open  8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Concert on the Green: The very popular Beatles tribute band, Ticket to Ride, 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.

OUT OF THE 818 BUT WORTH THE DRIVE

Los Angeles Film Festival: Now in its 18th year, the Los Angeles Film Festival will showcase nearly 200 features, documentaries, shorts and music videos, providing the movie-loving public with access to critically acclaimed filmmakers and emerging talent from more than 30 countries from its base at LA LIVE. Through June 25.

SoCal Test Drive ExpoLooking for a different Father’s Day weekend activity? The SoCal Test Drive Expo, the nation’s first-ever all test drive auto show, will have the streets of Long Beach filled with dads and grads test driving the newest vehicles from auto manufacturers. Featuring new makes and models from Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, Ford, Subaru and Volkswagen, the show’s unique, one-stop registration process will allow visitors to test drive dozens of different vehicles from the automotive brands with a single $10 admission in a sales free environment. With a choice of nearly 130 different cars to choose from, guests to the event will drive outside onto a portion of the same seaside street course used for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Show hours for the SoCal Test Drive Expo are Friday, June 15, 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 16, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, June 17, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802 Admission: $10 For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.testdriveexpo.com.

Rodeo Drive Concours d´Elegance: It’s a salute to the Brits at this annual Father’s Day tradition. A wide variety of vintage and racing cars and motorcycles will line Rodeo Drive north from Wilshire Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard Sunday, June 17 from 10 am to 4 pm. As the 2012 featured marque, Aston Martin will be the centerpiece of the 200 block of Rodeo Drive with both new and classic cars.  The marque´s iconic DB5 has been featured in five James Bond films. The 300 Block of Rodeo Drive will also feature British classic and racing autos including Austin Healey, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotus, MG, McLaren and  Rolls Royce brands.  Also, a special British motorcycle area will honor Triumph, Vincent, BSA and Norton. It’s also the Grand opening of the new Rolex store.

34th annual Playboy Jazz Festival: This year’s roster on  Saturday and Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl includes the legendary Ramsey Lewis, Robin Thicke, Ozomatli, the Christian McBride Big Band, Shelia E. and Boney James. LAUSD’s Beyond The Bell and Calabasas High’s Jazz Band are performing too.

Making Music Pasadena:  This is a  free musical celebration throughout downtown Pasadena. Dengue Fever, Grouplove, Cults and KCRW DJ Jason Bentley join an eclectic mix of pop, rock, electronic and funk artists are scheduled to perform. Colorado Boulevard and side streets, Old Pasadena, 626.744.0340.

Saturdays Off the 405 at The Getty:  Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city  while checking out summer exhibitions. Free tours depart at 6 and 7 p.m. The evening features performances by up and coming bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night.   A cash bar serves Getty-tinis and more, and the Garden Terrace Cafe offers sandwiches, salads, and other nibbles (both until 8:30 p.m.). This Saturday, Allen Stone takes the outdoor stage from 6-9 pm.  His music integrates classic soul, catchy pop hooks, R & B beats, and folk roots.

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

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