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This Weekend: What’s Happening Across Los Angeles

Posted By Karen Young On July 11, 2013 @ 10:59 pm In Activities,Eat,Family,Local Fun,My Daily Find,Recreation & Tourism | No Comments

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FRIDAY

Dance Downtown: Learn how to dance Gangnam Style and other K-Pop dances on July 12 from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.at the Music Center Plaza. A live DJ will spin top tunes while a dance instructor teaches you how to move. Every experience level is welcome. FREE.6:30-10 p.m. Music Center Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave., Downtown L.A.

SATURDAY

Low Country Boil at Spoonful They’re having a party at this Southern themed restaurant this Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 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).

39th Annual Concern Block Party: Eat and drink for a cause on Saturday, June 13 with over 60 restaurants and caterers who provide a “taste” of their culinary specialties. The theme is A SALUTE TO TELEVISION honoring Ava and Chuck Fries.  The event is set within the “New York” back lot of Paramount Pictures Studios. This year’s Block Party features the Paul McDonald Big Band, featuring Tom Nolan — a 17 piece big band that is full of veteran horn players playing New Orleans horn band tunes, R & B and swinging jazz, plus four other stages of live music,  dance, casino style gaming, a live auction featuring trips, vacation packages and an extensive silent auction. The Concern Foundation has raised over $50 million for cancer research and awarded funds to over 650 promising cancer researchers throughout the U.S. and around the world. The non-profit, primarily volunteer organization, currently funds over 650 cancer research projects at leading institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Over $.95 cents of every dollar raised is used to provide salary funding to further the careers of gifted young cancer researchers.  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

Grease Sing-A-Long: Didi Conn, who played “Frenchy” in Grease, is hosting this yearly event on Saturday, June 13,  with pre-show festivities featuring  SHA NA NA (who played Johnny Casino and the Gamblers in the movie) live before the sing-a-long.  The movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John will be shown on the Bowl’s giant screen.  7:30pm, Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave, Los Angeles

Coffee and Music with “Mike Damone” from Fast Times at Ridgemont High:  Actor/musician, Bob Romanus, recently opened Bob’s Espresso Bar in the NoHo Arts District where he combines his love for coffee with his desire to have a venue that nurtures artists of all kinds. Come see his band  Poppa’s Kitchen,play this Saturday, July 13  with a free performance. The show starts at 8 p.m. with a performance by special guest artist, David Lane. Poppa’s Kitchen goes on at 9 p.m.  Enjoy Bob’s specialty coffee and snack on sweet treats courtesy of Portos.  Take a little sneak peek video tour of Bob’s Espresso Bar here.  You can almost smell the coffee. 5251 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood.

SUNDAY

Bastille Day Celebration: Experience “joie de vivre” — food, music and the culture of France at this  festival celebrating French heritage at Kenneth Hahn State Recreational Center. In France, Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789, marking the beginning of the French Revolution. Play the famous game of pétanque, a Parisian waiters race, sample food and wine from France, enjoy spectacular live entertainment, dance, or just sit back and relax while having a French-style open air picnic and enjoy the “marketplace.”  Tickets: $5 for adults in advance/$10 at the door children are free. Kenneth Hahn State Recreational Center, 5401 S. Fairfax Ave. – between Stocker & Slauson

Calabasas Sun Sets Concert Series: It’ll be an evening of retro rock n’ roll  at this outdoors concert around Calabasas Lake with Ronny & the Classics. Get ready for evening of retro rock ‘n’ roll hits from the 1950s and ’60s.  Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic. Singing along is welcome this Sunday, 6 p.m., Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. 23400 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. Free.

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FIGAT7TH DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL/THE RED FEATHER DANCE COMPANY

 

Date(s): 07/13/2013

Day(s): Saturday

Time(s): 1-4pm

FIGat7th  735 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90017

Phone: 213-955-7150

Cost: FREE

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A not to be missed afternoon of dance, music, and art performed by this extraordinary Native American troupe. Experience interactive performances where skilled dancers use hoops to create various forms of nature and animals. Kupa and Pala tribal members will tell stories, lead children in making traditional bracelets, and create face-painting designs. Saturday, July 13, 2013 1-4pm, FREE, RSVP Facebook.com/FIGat7th/events

 

 

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