Worth The Drive (or the Metro): Free Events at Grand Park in Downtown L.A.

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BY KAREN YOUNG If you haven't had a chance to venture downtown, consider taking a short trip by car or Metro this summer.  The restaurant scene is growing daily, while the cultural scene is exploding from Music Center events to the Downtown Art … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Memorial Day Weekend Super Sales, Festivals, Music, Movies, Food, Art and More Across Los Angeles

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BY KAREN YOUNG   SATURDAY Street Food Cinema and Stand By Me: It’s a summer event series that features outdoor movies, gourmet food trucks and music from emerging Los Angeles musicians every Saturday this summer from Memorial Day … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Holiday Happenings For All Ages

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The choir from the Colburn School will perform at the 52rd Annual

BY KAREN YOUNG FROM THE MDF HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS FILES: THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON CLICK BELOW: The MDF Guide to Festive Holiday Lights and Boat Parades The MDF Guide to Outdoor Ice Skating Across Los Angeles Shop Local: The MDF … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Theater, Movies and Music Highlight

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BY KAREN YOUNG THURSDAY-SUNDAY Marilyn: Forever Blonde:  This limited run through Sunday at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood is about  what might have been Marilyn Monroe's last chance to tell her story in her own words. Starring … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Jewelry Reception, Furniture Sale, Dancing, Films, Music and Eats

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BY KAREN YOUNG FRIDAY No Roses Gallery: Come by this Sherman Oaks artisan jewelry boutique for a special wine and artist's reception tonight from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. with Kit Carson, known as the “Wildest Jewelry Engraver in the West.” His … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Shopping, Hiking, Music, Culture, Vintage and More

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Photo: (l to r) Matt Walker, Brandon Breault and Suzanne Jolie Narbonne. Credit: Chelsea Sutton

BY KAREN YOUNG Women Hold Up Half the Sky: This special exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center is inspired by the critically acclaimed book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Holiday Fun Across the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG The Encino/Tarzana Branch Library Pop-up Shop: Straight from downtown to the 818 on December 9 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. and Saturday December 10 from 10 a.m-5:30 p.m., the Library Store offers a carefully curated collection of fun and … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Animal Adoptions, Artisan Gift Shopping, Food Trucks, Sales, Living History, Music and More

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American Indian Arts Festival

BY KAREN YOUNG Turn the Clocks Back: Daylight saving ends on Sunday, November 6 at 2 a.m.  Turn your clocks back on Saturday night and you'll get to sleep in an extra hour. Citywide Shelter Animal Adoptions: Today through Sunday, 20 animal … [Read more...]

This Weekend: What To Do In and Around the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG Northridge Outdoor Cinema Fest: It's the last weekend of the summer for this traveling outdoor festival. Be there this Saturday starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy six food trucks, live music from Get Back Loretta, shorts from Funny or Die … [Read more...]

This Weekend: End of Summer Concerts, Vintage Glamour, Star Wars and Local Politico Events

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG 1940s Vintage Make-up Workshop:  Gabriela Hernandez of Besame Cosmetics and Unique Vintage are teaming up in style this Saturday, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Gabriela will teach basic techniques for the perfect 40s look. Get … [Read more...]