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This Weekend: No Pants Metro Ride, Dodgers in the 818, Accessory Sale, Stargazing, Comedy, Art, History and More

Posted By Karen Young On January 11, 2013 @ 12:01 am In Activities,Family,Local Fun,My Daily Find,Play,Recreation & Tourism | No Comments

BY KAREN YOUNG

Harrisons Jewerly and Gifts Storewide Sale; Dodger’s Dreamfield; No Pants Metro Ride

FRIDAY

Harrisons Jewelry and Gifts Storewide Sale: Everything in this Tarzana store is 20% off through Saturday.  Stop by and peruse a beautiful and unique selection of jewelry and home accessories.

 Winter Stargazing:  Spend Friday evening on a walking tour  under a display of stars and constellations. It’s a ½-mile hike to the viewing platform. Meet at the Victory Blvd. entrance trailhead. Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve. North of US-101 and West of Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills.
SATURDAY

 

Dodger Dreamfield Dedication in Reseda: The Dodgers Dream Foundation, in partnership with the LA84 Foundation and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, will dedicate a Dodgers Dreamfield at Reseda Park on Saturday, January 12 at 10 a.m. In attendance will be: Dodger alumni Al “The Bull” Ferrara, Lee Lacy, Ramon Martinez, Fernando Valenzuela and Steve Yeager; Dodger prospects Onelki Garcia, Matt Magill and Joc Pederson; Dodger broadcaster Charley Steiner; Stan Kasten, Dodger President and CEO; Jon Kirk Mukri, General Manager, City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks; Councilmember Dennis Zine, District 3; Anita L. DeFrantz, President, LA84 Foundation. Dodgers Dreamfield is located at Reseda Park, 18411 Victory Blvd.

SATURDAY

Two Milk Minimum:  And for the opposite of the event above, wear your pants to this one — it’s  family-friendly comedy in Burbank every Saturday. This week’s star is Michael Rayner from the David Letterman Show and Sesame Street. Doors open at 4 p.m. Show is at 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. There’s  $5 kids menu and a full restaurant and bar menu for adults. . The show features a rotation of outlandish, zany and outright amazing comedy magicians, jugglers, musicians, improv artists, puppeteers and novelty acts.  $10 per person. Under 2 is free.

16th Annual High School Art Invitational: California State University, Northridge’s Art Galleries are  showcasing student and faculty art from 37 San Fernando Valley high schools through January 26.  The following high schools are participating: Arleta, Birmingham Community Charter, Bishop Alemany, Campbell Hall, Chaminade College Prep, Chatsworth, Concordia, Amelia Earhart, El Camino Real Charter, Faith Baptist, Granada Hills Charter, Grover Cleveland, Harvard Westlake, Heritage Christian, Highland Hall, James Monroe, John H. Francis Polytechnic, Louisville, Milken Community, New Community Jewish, North Hollywood, North Valley Charter Academy, Northridge Academy, Notre Dame, Reseda, Sherman Oaks CES, Sierra Canyon, Stoney Point, Sylmar, The Buckley School, Ulysses S. Grant, Valley Alternative, Van Nuys, Verdugo Hills, Viewpoint School, William H. Taft and William T. Aggeler.

“NoHo” Historic Walking Tour: Join the Museum of the San Fernando Valley on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for the North Hollywood tour. Learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, movie television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, great steam trains, vast ranches and orchards, land barons, wars, architecture, and much more! Tour highlights include: Amelia Earhart Statue Security Trust and Savings Bank (1924), Amelia Earhart Library (1928), El Portal Theatre (1926), NoHo Arts District. NoHo Fire Station #60, So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1896), Commonwealth Savings & Loan Building, Weddington Family History, North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542, St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church, Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect), Commonwealth Savings & Loan Building Air Raid Siren. Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended). RSVP/Pay in Advance: 818-347-9665 . Walk-ups welcome too! Pay in advance by going to Museum website at www.theMuseumSFV.org. Cost: $10 per person suggested donation. Parking: Street and metered parking in area Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library).

SUNDAY

5th Annual No Pants Metro RideYes,  you read that correctly.  Get ready to get ‘cheeky’ and make a scene. This event was started in New York 12 years ago and now is happening in 60 cities around the world on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  It’s Improve Everywhere’s universal mission to get people a little off their mark with a  celebration of pranks and silliness. In Los Angeles, Guerilla Improv has taken it over.  It’s  $5 for a Metro Day Pass if you have a TAP card ($6 if you need to purchase a TAP card and the Day Pass). It’s a two part day. Part One of the mission will be Metro rides that will travel from both ends of the Gold Line in Pasadena and East Los Angeles, from the Red Line in North Hollywood, from the Purple Line in Koreatown, and from the Expo Line in Culver City to Union Station. Ride captains will begin gathering  at their respective stations at 1 p.m, and they’ll have you at Union Station at or before 2 p.m. for part two. You are welcome to start at whichever station is most convenient to you.  You’ll meet  up with “agents”who will instruct you about how to proceed. For more information, check out the Improve Everywhere website or Facebook for detailed instructions in Los Angeles.  Vallley-ites get on the Lankershim Red Line station at 1 p.m. Remember to bring your pants in a bag, just in case.

63rd Annual Campo de Cahuenga Celebration:  Step back in time to January 1847 with this free event on Sunday, January 13 from 12:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m . Watch the historic re-enactors, fiesta dancers, the firing of a Howitzer cannon, tour  the archeological dig, visit the gift shop. There’s also complimentary refreshments and a $2 taco bar. This year celebrates the 166th anniversary of the signing. The Articles of Capitulation ended the hostilities of the Mexican War in upper California. The historic Campo de Cahuenga is located at 3919 Lankershim Blvd. next to the MTA Universal Red Line station. Parking is free.

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