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This Weekend: What’s This Weekend in the 818 and Beyond

Posted By Karen Young On June 21, 2012 @ 11:26 pm In Activities,Family,Featured,My Daily Find | No Comments

BY KAREN YOUNG

The Epicure Imports monthly sale is not to be missed.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Epicure Imports Warehouse Sale:  Explore the warehouse on Friday (12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.) and Saturday (9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.)and shop over 3000 specialty food items at discounted prices. Included are freshly imported cheese, charcuterie, truffle products, chocolate, foie gras, olive oil, vinegar, cookies, and so much more! Perfect for cooks, bakers, and of course anyone who loves to eat. Come hungry, as they always sample items such as cheese, sausage, and chocolate. Call (818) 985-9800. Visa, Mastercard, and cash accepted. Free to the public. Epicure Imports, 6900 Beck Ave, North Hollywood. Bring a sweater. It’s refrigerated and can get cold inside.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The 6th Annual Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival: Eat and drink on the Roof Top of Mercedes Benz in Calabasas June 23 – 24. Your ticket includes a special tasting of world class wines, beers, spirits, and delicious food, all while helping to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Regular admission time: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.  VIP tix can enter at 2 p.m.

SATURDAY

Public Star Party: Get out to the Griffith Observatory this Saturday, July 23 from 2 p.m.- 9:45 p.m for a free public star party. Look at the sun, moon, visible planets, and other objects, to try out a variety of telescopes, and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment

Summer Solstice Hike: Celebrate the beginning of summer  this Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. with a moderate hike up Franklin Canyon’s Hastain Trail. Explore the flora and the stars.  Meet at the Franklin Ranch, 2 hours.

SUNDAY

Topanga Vintage Market:  No need to traipse out to Long Beach, Santa Monica or the Rose Bowl. It’s the second event for this specialized market featuring authentic vintage goods and collectibles with over 150booths. Westfield is also offering special deals with WowPow passes up to 20% off at Macy’s, personal Wacoal lingerie fittings, and other fun perks!This Sunday, June 24 from 8 a.m – 3 p.m. at the Westfield Promenade, and the fourth Sunday of every month.  Read the My Daily Find article about their first market last month here!

Artisan Market and Chili Cook Off: The Hidden Gardens and Chateau is presenting their 5th Artisan Market this Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with a Chili tasting at 1 p.m. and judging at 1:30 p.m. Check out the vendors who will be selling organic natural lotions/soaps, linens, jewelry, purses, clothing, gifts for the home, mosaics, plants, flowers and more. It’s all happening at the parking lot and garden areas of theHidden Chateau & Gardens. 23130 Sherman Way, West Hills.

Peter Alsop: Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga is kicking of their 20th year of kids concerts on Sunday, July 24 with Norman Jones  singing and playing drums along with his friends and kids. 1419 N. Topanga Cyn Blvd. in Topanga,

Concert on the Green: Groove withThe Official Blues Brothers Revue on Sunday at 6 p.m.  It’s FREE! Bring a picnic and chairs. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills.

LIVE THEATER IN THE 818

Vegas in Noho:  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.

OVER AND ACROSS THE HILL AND WORTH THE DRIVE

3rd Annual Taste at the Grove: Susan Feniger of the restaurant ,Street, will host this free public event at The Grove on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Watch live demonstrations from leading chefs, including Neal Fraser (BLD), complimentary gourmet restaurant samplings and a speaking panel of top LA chefs: Micah Wexler (Mezze), Giselle Wellman  (Petrossian),  and  Steve Samson and Zach Pollack (Sotto).

Free KCRW Summer Nights Concert: See North Carolina sextet Delta Rae when they bring their soulful gospel stomp sound to the One Colorado courtyard in Old Pasadena this Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m.as part of KCRW’s free Summer Nights series, just days before appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (June 25). Founded by three siblings, the band is a powerhouse act with tight four-part harmonies. KCRW’s Summer Nights series continues with free concerts in different locations across Southern California for the next few months, including Santa Monica, Downtown, Century City, Westwood and more. See the full lineup here. One Colorado in Old Pasadena (One Colorado spans one city block, between Colorado Boulevard, Union, Delacey and Fair Oaks.)

The Big Lebowski: Eat|See|Hear will be showing the Big Lebowski on the green at Santa Monica HIgh School on June 23. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.Food trucks will be available for purchase on site and the band George Glass will play at 7 pm. The movie will begin around 8:30 pm.

Chinatown (the Movie): Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetary is screening the epic Jack Nicholson/Faye Dunaway classic on Saturday, July 23.  Bring a picnic, pillows and blankets, but no high back chairs, dogs or bbqs.  Alcohol is permitted. Sit back listen to a DJ spin tunes before the screening which is cast on a mausoleum wall.  Gates open at 7:30 pm and the screening is at 9 pm.  No reservations and $10 donation is suggested at the door. Parking on grounds is $5.

Avatar:  This Academy Award winner is this week’s pick at Street Food Cinema  at Exposition Park downtown.  It also features gourmet food trucks and music. Bands play at 7:30pm. Movie begins at 8:30pm. The $10 grounds fee includes access to food trucks, entertainment, park amenities and free movie. Group rates are also available for 4 people or more.

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

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