FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Shakespeare in the Park: See the THE WINTER’S TALE (this weekend), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS in rotation every Thursday – Sunday at 7 p.m. through September 2 at Griffith Park. Performances are free, but donations are gratefully accepted and essential to the festival. If you want to guarantee your spot? Make a donation of $100 andt hey’ll set out seats wherever you like. For reservations, email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org you will be coming, and your seats will be waiting for you. For further information, click here.
Sunset Strip Music Festival: Enough said. The Sunset Strip brings on rock n’roll heaven when the House of Blues, Key Club, the Roxy, the Viper Room and Whisky A Go-Go host a music and street festival (on Saturday only). Performers include Marilyn Manson, the Offspring, Steve Aoki, Bad Religion, Far East Movement. 310.659.7368.
Community Wide Family Fun Day: Woodcrest School (private, K-5) in Tarzana is hosting a and Open House on Saturday from 11am-1pm at the school and will include hot dogs, games, arts & crafts, and fun for the whole family. There will be kid-friendly vendors and tours of the campus. The event is open to the general public to obtain information on the school and to spend a day meeting new friends and enjoying great kid-friendly activities. Parents, friends of parents, and anyone who might be interested in the school are encouraged to attend. Any new family that enrolls their child will receive $300 off of tuition and free registration.6043 Tampa Ave., Tarzana.
Caterpillar Cottage Open House and Play Day: Meet the teaching team, check out the child-centered facilities, and learn about the philosophy and approach of this Encino pre-school. Children will be able to explore activities and do arts and crafts with instructors while parents observe and learn about the Montessori and Reggio-inspired curriculum. 17214 Cantlay Street, Encino
Hester Street Fair: Indie Craft Market Taking a note from Brooklyn on Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., this changing craft fair features goods from 140 indie designers. There’s also live music and a craft beer garden. Lot on Hollywood Blvd. and Argyle Ave., Hollywood.
Los Angeles Craft Beer Crawl The annual LA Craft Beer Crawl is this Saturday. There will be 100+ craft beers to sample across seven different bars and restaurants all within walking distance in Downtown Los Angeles. The event is a collaboration between Cedd Moses of 213 Ventures Inc., and Hallie Beaune and Christine Perozzi also known as “The Beer Chicks.” Check out such places asBroadway Bar, Caña Rum Bar, Casey’s Irish Pub, Cole’s, Golden Gopher, Las Perlas and Seven Grand. Visit with “The Beer Chicks” curate a selection of lagers, ales and stouts from the top microbrewers in the country. 3–7 pm. $54–$74.
Celebrate Broadway: Sing like you’re a star on August 17. Belt out popular Broadway favorites and classic tunes Singers of all levels are welcome and easy-to-use song sheets are provided. Free, tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. W.M. Keck Amphitheatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 151 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.4399.
Movies on the Green: Puss and Boots, the the animated feature with voices by: Antonio Banderas, Zach Galifianakis, Salma Hayek, is this week’s free film, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Nisei Week: It’s Little Tokyo’s annual celebration of Japanese and Japanese-American culture. Featuring a Rubik’s Cube championship, Taiko gathering and Gyoza eating competition where international eating superstars (including Joey “Jaws” Chestnut and Patrick “Deepdish” Bertoletti, the world’s top two competitive eaters) and amateur eaters compete. Various locations. See website for details
Concert on the Green: Experience the sounds of Woodland Hillstock featuring Jefferson Starship, plus a line up of others. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Bring a picnic and chairs—or buy food there. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills.
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