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This Weekend: Concerts, Movies, Food Trucks, Theater and More

Posted By Karen Young On June 28, 2012 @ 12:25 pm In Activities,Family,Featured,My Daily Find,Play | No Comments

BY KAREN YOUNG

ONGOING THIS SUMMER

55 Free Summer Concerts: Sounds ranging from American Roots to Latin jazz and Rhythm and Blues to Brazilian beats will echo from all corners of Los Angeles County this summer. Fifty-five free concerts are scheduled end of June to October in parks, outdoor amphitheatres, community centers, libraries and museums. A complete schedule is available online. Go to www.lacountyarts.org and click on “Free Concerts in Public Sites.” It’s a good idea to call the contact listed for each concert to confirm information as details are subject to change.

FRIDAY

Noho Dine Out FridaysGet out into the community for a weekly food truck fest, boutique vendors and street performers. Dogs welcome too! Every Friday,  5 p.m. -8 p.m., The Parking Lot at 11458 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood. Admission free; food and vendors cost.

SATURDAY

Heroes Air Show: Be part of the action in the air and on the ground when real-life heroes who save lives and protect communities every day are honored at the nation’s premier, helicopter–only, admission-free aviation event designed to profile rotary-wing aviation’s dynamic role in law enforcement, public safety, communications, Search & Rescue as well as homeland security and national defense. Free Admission & Parking.  Sat, June 30, 9am – 4 pm – Hansen Dam Recreation Center, 11480 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace. www.heroes-airshow.com

The Laugh Pack at Theatre West: Bruce Fine hosts an All-Star comedy and music show with comedians Sonya Kahn, Gene Pompa and J. Chris Newberg  Open bar and appetizers at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Rotary Food Drive: The Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley and the Rotary Club of North Hollywood team up with Valley Food Bank, with the gracious generosity of Gelson’s, to host an OMI (“Oh, My!”) Food Drive.  When you shop at Gelson’s in Sherman Oaks (on Van Nuys Blvd. just south of the 101) or in Valley Village/NoHo (corner of Laurel Canyon and Riverside) on Sunday, July 1 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., please purchase just ‘one more item’ of non-perishable food.  Rotary Club members at the entrances will be grateful to collect your item on your way out, and will bring  it to the Valley Food Bank to help alleviate hunger in our own back yard.  For more information, please visit www.rotaryeclubgreatersfv.org or e-mail rotaryeclub818@gmail.com.

Concert on the Green:  It’s a beach party in the 818 with Surfin’ Safari—billed as the “ultimate tribute band to the Beach Boys” on Sunday at 6 p.m.  It’s FREE! Bring a picnic and chairs. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills.

LOCAL THEATER THIS WEEKEND

BEATLEMANIA at the El Portal: The story of Beatlemania as told through the music that changed the world! ‘The Stars of Beatlemania!’ chronicles the musical history of the Beatles through live recreations of their electrifying stage shows. From their explosive debut on the Ed Sullivan Show and their meteoric ascent to the ‘Top of the Pops’ through the colorful Sergeant Pepper era and beyond – this is the dramatic story of how The Beatles transcended their own myth and crafted a musical legacy that continues to inspire and captivate the world’s imagination.  Through Sunday, July 1.

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.

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.

OVER THE HILL

National Lampoon’s Animal House:  See the movie, meet some cast and crew, and get a book signed at this special American Cinematique event at the Egyptian Theatre this Saturday, June 30. Producer and “National Lampoon” founder Matty Simmons will sign copies of his book ‘Fat, Drunk and Stupid: The Inside Story Behind the Making of Animal House at 6:30 p.m. in the Egyptian lobby. The film starts at 7:30 p.m.Discussion following the film with producer Matty Simmons and actors Stephen Furst (Kent Dorfman) and Martha Smith (Babs Jansen).

Outdoor Cinema:  Check out this MY DAILY FIND Summer Fun Guide of outdoor venues with movies, food, music and more.

WEEKEND FARMER’S MARKETS (818 -centric)

 

Autry Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Autry Museum, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park

Burbank Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Third Street and Orange Grove Avenue, Burbank.

Calabasas Farmers Market: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. is in Old Town, Calabasas on Calabasas Road., across the street from the Sagebrush Cantina.

Canoga Park Farmers’ Market: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Owensmouth Street between Sherman Way & Wyandotte Street,Canoga Park

Encino Farmers’ Market (ONEGeneration):  Sundays,  8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 17400 Victory Blvd. (between White Oak and Balboa).

NoHo Arts District Farmers MarketSaturdays, 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Bakman Avenue, between Magnolia Boulevard to the South and Weddington Street to the north.

Studio City Farmers’ Market: Sundays, 8 a.m – 1 p.m. – 12001 Ventura Pl, Studio City. (between Laurel Cyn and Radford. just north of Ventura).

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

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