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This Weekend: Festivals, Music, Food, Theater and More Across Los Angeles

Posted By Karen Young On May 30, 2013 @ 9:43 pm In Activities,Eat,Family,Food,Food Trucks,Food Trucks,My Daily Find | No Comments

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Weekend

FRIDAY

A Midsummer Saturday Night’s Fever Dream: The Troubies are back at the Falcon Theatre in Toluca Lake with this hilarious musical satire directed by Matt Walker. How Deep Is Your Love for the Troubies?! Join them as they dig down to their roots and dust off their fairy wings, tights and white disco suits to re-imagine Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The star-crossed lovers steam and scheme, and the Bard‘s most famous fairy, Puck, will be Jive Talkin’ as this assorted band of merrymakers heats up into a Disco Inferno. The Night Fevers will break 104 and make you sweat, so don your halter tops and Boogie Shoes and let the Troubies melt your hearts. Feeling the fever already? Take A Fifth of Beethoven and call me in the morning! Previews: May 31 8 p.m.; June 1 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; June 2 at 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. Opening Night: Friday, June 7, 2013 at 8pm

Dance Downtown: It’s Argentinian tango night with live bands and DJs at the Music Center Plaza. Live out loud, learn different dance styles and join in on Downtown’s only open air dance floor. Every experience level is welcome. 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Music Center Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles. FREE

Ladies Night Out in Burbank: Tonight is the night  (and the last Friday of every month), in the Magnolia Park area of Burbank. Get your friends together from 6 to 9 p.m. for a store-to-store party filled with super sales, wine tasting, art show, food trucks,  book signings, goodies, fashion shows and prize drawings. .Check out the Facebook page to keep up to date on all the activities.  Shop along the blocks of 3100 through 3500 on West Magnolia Blvd.

SATURDAY

The 22nd Annual Santa Monica Festival: Connect, celebrate and create at this festival featuring live music, dance performances, art workshops, food trucks, cooking demonstrations, fitness classes, and other interactive activities that reflect the culture and diversity of Santa Monica. Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. Free of charge, and open to all. No reservations are required. Parking and bike valet are also free.  For more information on parking, food trucks, live entertainment, and a line up of the day’s events, please visit www.smgov.net/festival. Become a fan on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

Making Music Pasadena: This is a free musical celebration with 150 emerging and indie bands situated throughout downtown Pasadena, including more intimate venues such as HighLow Vintage (an MDF fave where you can get a 20% discount that evening!), Slater’s 50/50 Pasadena, Vertical Wine Bistro, Creme de la Crepe, POP Champagne & Dessert Bar, Old Town Pub Pasadena, 35er Bar, Century Books, HighLowVintage, One Love Pasadena, Club Menage, Twin Palms Pasadena and much more! Check out the full schedule  here.  

The Taming of the Shrew: This production marks the 40th Anniversary Season of Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum in its unique outdoor theater. Ellen Geer directs Shakespeare’s rowdy romp which stands as one of his sharpest and funniest scripts. No suitor can win lovely Bianca until her older sister, “Katherine the Cursed,” is married off. Can Petruchio subdue Kate’s temper and win her bountiful dowry, or will she continue her shrewish ways? Willow Geer stars as Kate and Aaron Hendry is Petruchio. Opening night is June 1 and the production plays in the round with other productions through September 29. See the season here. 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. (between the Valley and Malibu)

Low Country Boil at Spoonful : They’re having a party at this Southern themed restaurant from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. The LCB consists of crawfish, shrimp, sausages, corn NS potatoes all in a big boiling pot with special southern spices. Live Crawfish from Louisiana will be specially flown in for this event. It’s going to be fun for all ages. Country artist Autumn Haile will entertain. 3413 Cahuenga Blvd West, Studio City (at Universal City).

Celebrate Marilyn at Public Kitchen & Bar Marilyn Monroe would have celebrated her 87th birthday on June 1.I n her memory, Executive Chef Tim Goodell has created a “Marilyn, Always Remembered” menu at Public Kitchen & Bar, located at the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where she resided for two years when her career took off. Chef Tim’s menu includes a specialty cocktail, dessert, and one of Marilyn’s favorite snacks, which fans can enjoy all June long: Marilyn Suite cocktail, a fruity concoction blending Three Olive’s Marilyn Monroe strawberry vodka, passionfruit puree, lemon juice, and simple syrup; Three mini Strawberry Blonde Cupcakes filled with a passion fruit curd and topped with white chocolate icing, each decorated to mimic the frills on her iconic white halter dress ; Neapolitan Meatballs with tomato sugo, pine nuts, and parmesan, a dish Marilyn learned to cook while married to Joe DiMaggio, which is available during Public’s “5 for $5” weekday happy hour from 3-7 p.m.

Eat, See, Hear: It’s an evening of “Girl Power ” featuring Lady Food Truckers (all owned/operated by women), female-fronted Tic Tic Boom! and an outdoor screening of Clueless. Plus, Popchips is giving away an autographed Katy Perry guitar. Paul Revere Middle School, 1450 Allenford Ave, Brentwood. Entrance is on Allenford. $5 parking on site.  Doors 5:30 p.m., Origami Vinyl presents Tic Tic Boom! 7 p.m.,  Clueless 8:30 p.m.

Creatures of the Night: Take a hike on Saturday, June 1 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. with a ranger and discover which animals come out at dusk. Bring a flashlight and you  may spot owls or hear the coyotes howl. Meet at main parking lot.  5792 Chesebro Rd Agoura (Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyon ). Free.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Comic Jungle: Learn about the similarities between comic book hero super powers and your favorite Zoo animals at the Los Angeles Zoo’s first ever comic book event, Comic Jungle. Guests can wander through Artist Alley and meet talented artists, purchase comic books and collectibles from exhibitors at Eucalyptus Grove, and meet comic book heroes and villains. Comic Jungle will also feature photo-ops and special appearances from the 501st Legion, The Finest and Marvel’s Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Captain America. Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles.

 SUNDAY

Concerts on the Green Returns to the West Valley:  It’s music  favorites on stage this summer for the 38th annual Concerts on the Green series starting Sunday, June 2, at 6 p.m.in Warner Center Park. Fans of the 60s will “dig” our tributes to the Beatles and The Beach Boys while 70s music lovers can boogie to the music of Earth, Wind, and Fire, our Disco Party with Mrs. Robinson, and The Marshall Tucker Band. A Flock of Seagulls, along with tributes to Boston, Queen, and Journey, will bring the 80s back to life. And—as they say in the infommercials—that’s not all! Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, pile the kids in the car, and plan to enjoy a summer full of free family fun on Sunday nights. Dogs must be on a leash and no alcohol or barbecuing allowed in the park, please.   The Music of Earth, Wind & Fire, featuring The Al McKay Allstars.

The Gamble House Celebrates Celtic Roots:  It’s a late afternoon full of Celtic festivities including a performance with Jamie Laval, one of the premier Celtic violinists on the international music scene today, musical entertainment from the Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums, Highland dancing, a Celtic marketplace, food and beverages, fun and games, complimentary Celtic food tastings, local brewers and craft beer tastings, and tours of The Gamble House. Sunday, June 2  from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the grounds of the iconic Gamble House located at 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103, to celebrate the Celtic Roots of the Gamble family.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in comments below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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