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This Weekend: Food, Fairs, Festivals and Giving Back Throughout Los Angeles

Posted By Karen Young On September 14, 2012 @ 12:14 am In Activities,Arts & Culture,Family,Featured,Gallery,My Daily Find | No Comments

BY KAREN YOUNG

 

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.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Epicure Imports Warehouse Sale: Save big today (Friday)  and tomorrow on over 3,000 gourmet items, including truffles, cheeses, foie gras, meats, chocolates, pates, jams, wine and more. They’re also giving away four gift baskets. 6900 Beck Ave., North Hollywood. The place is refrigerated, so bring a jacket. Friday (12:30 p.m.- 5 p.m.) and Saturday (9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.).

SATURDAY

Free Community Sustainability Workshops by TreePeople: It’s a free event to learn about trees, plants and volunteering  on Saturday from 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m.  Choose one of five workshop sessions to attend: Citizen Forestry: Tree Planting, Rainwater Harvesting, Native Plants and Turf Reduction,Outreach Volunteer Training. Provided: Workshop materials, Light breakfast and snacks. Registration is required Contact: Linda Eremita,leremita@treepeople.org TreePeople 12601 Mulholland Drive – Beverly Hills

California Clean Up Day: Join Heal the Bay on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. until noon and join thousands of Southern Californians will head to their local beaches and inland waterways on a mission to clear the sand and water of harmful and unsightly pollution. Last year, over 67,000 volunteers from California removed 676,768 pounds of trash and 115,773 pounds of recyclable waste! Sign up for the closest location near you.

The Dubnoff Outdoor Festival: The festival is a fundraiser for this non-profit organization. There will be fun activities for all ages, kids area, live entertainment and retail vendors, plus a variety of gourmet food and food trucks. Saturday, noon .-4 p.m. Dubnoff Child Development Center, 10526 Dubnoff Way, North Hollywood.  Free admission for all ages, vendors and food extra.

Strange Obsessions: Come meet and play with interactive artist Paul D’Elia at Cella Gallery this Saturday, September 15 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.. D’Elia will demonstrate the basics of screen printing, answer questions and invite guests to collaborate on a special installation that will be featured in his upcoming solo exhibition: “Strange Obsessions.” All art materials will be supplied by the gallery. Participants will receive a voucher to receive a free print by Paul D’Elia at the Opening Reception for “Strange Obsessions” on Saturday September 22, 7-11 p.m. For more information or to reserve space please email: info@cellagallery.com

 Italian Love Affair  at Cook LA:  Take a cooking lesson  with Chef Liz  this Saturday evening and eat  what you make at Cook LA cooking school. Cook up a feast that includes: Portobello and Red Pepper Crostini, Chicken Picatta, Oven Butternut Squash Risotto, Sauteed greens with garlic and Italian Almond Torta with Amaretto Custard Sauce. 6 p.m.-8:3o p.m. If you’re over 21, enjoy a cocktail as well! All skill levels welcome.  10% off  any class with My Daily Find.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

LA County Fair: Visit the L. A. County Fair and experience the magic that has fueled this 90-year Los Angeles tradition. With an astounding assortment of exciting exhibits plus everyone’s classic favorites the L.A. County Fair is  happening through September 30.  Whether you love carnival rides, are a  foodie, love animals, are a music-buff or arts-and-crafter, there’s something for everyone at the L.A. County Fair.

54th Annual Pasadena GreekFest:  One of Los Angeles’ oldest and largest culturally diverse festivals at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia Friday to Sunday. There’s fun activities for the entire family, including Greek cuisine, cooking demonstration, a sports bar and cigar lounge, art, culture, Greek lectures, wine tasting, shopping, live entertainment and Kid’s Fun Zone and more. Santa Anita Park) 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, Cost: $5 for adults, children under 12 years old free

The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival: If you missed the Long Beach festival last week, you can still celebrate lobster at this festival Friday through Sunday. Over 3,000 pounds of Maine lobsters will be served up with meals for $19/ There’s a big music line up, plus lots more. Cost: $10. Children under 12 are FREE! Discount coupon available at lobsterfest.com/tickets/ FREE parking.

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of My Daily Find. Got news? Tips? Email: karen@mydailyfind.com

 

 

 

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