THIS WEEKEND: Food Festivals, Tutoring Freebie, Comedy, Music and More

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FREE Summer Math Tutoring Offer: Sherman Oaks resident and math tutor extraordinaire, Annie Katz, is offering FREE tutoring sessions to only TEN readers that’s worth $70.   For this summer special, she has created Skype Tutoring Algebra Review Package for students entering into Geometry and Algebra 2 that includes a 25 question assessment with answers and two Skype 1/2 hour tutoring sessions.  She uses it for  students who live out of town, as well as for local students and says she finds it to be a very effective and versatile tutoring method.  To contact Annie, check out her  website and Facebook page for Annie Katz Tutoring for more information.


A Midsummer Saturday Night’s Fever Dream:   The Troubies are finishing up their production fun 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. Fri 8pm, Sat. 4pm & 8pm and Sun. 4pm & 7pm. Recommended for ages 13 & up.  Ends July 7.

Hotel Paradiso:  Slamming doors, trysts and secret assignations abound when no one is whom they appear to be in this hilarious, head-spinning bedroom comedy — a French farce  at the The Group Rep written  by Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvallieres, directed by Drina Durazo and  produced by Sherry Netherland. June 28 – August 11. Fri/Sat 8 p.m.. Sun 2 p.m. Talk-back Sundays: July 14 & July 28. Admission: $22. Seniors/Students: $17. Groups 10+: $15. Ladies Night Fridays: Ladies ½ price. Buy tix/info: or (818) 763-5990. Lonny Chapman Theatre. 10900 Burbank Blvd. North Hollywood 91601.


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.


The 4th Annual LA Street Food Fest Summer Tasting is back on Saturday, June 29 at the Rose Bowl.  Enjoy sample signature bites from more than 100  street food vendors from hot gourmet food trucks, old school carts , ice cream social, beer, wine, celebrity chefs and street inspired dishes from LA’s best restaurants and so much more. All-inclusive tickets are available online now through the LA Street Food Fest website and Eventbrite and are presale only. No tickets will be available at the door.

The 4th Annual Taste of The Grove:   Restaurants at The Grove are offering special “Taste” prix fixe menu on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Some of L.A.’s top chefs will take the stage outdoors for “We’re Cooking”. Participants include Chef Anthony Jacquet, The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge; Chef Roxana Julapat, Cooks County; Chef Alan Jackson, Lemonade; Chef Neal Fraser, BLD & Fritzi Dog. There will also a “Tasting Hour”. For car enthusiasts, there’s a opportunity to test drive all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS or XTS and receive a pair of tickets to the VIP Party that evening and a $5 See’s Candies Gift Card. A percentage of all proceeds will be used to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, the event’s official charity partner.

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 29 9am – 4 pm – Hansen Dam Recreation Center, 11480 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace.

Lovitz or Leavitz with Dana Carvey: Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey bring their amazing chemistry and humor to an interview format show this Saturday at 8 p.m. Anything goes in this hilarious conversation covering everything from sex to current events. $20, 18 & over. Seating is first come, first serve. 1000 Universal Studios Blvd #222 Universal City.


Concert on the Green:  It’s a Dance and Disco Party in the Park with Mrs. Robinson’s The Love Train on Sunday at 6 p.m.  It’s FREE! Bring a picnic and chairs. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills.

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



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  • Linda Coburn

    We saw the Troubie’s show and can’t recommend it highly enough. One of the teenagers in our group said, “If only they taught Shakespeare like THIS in school.” We laughed until we cried.

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