This Weekend: Lots of Fun for All Ages from the San Fernando Valley to Downtown to Santa Monica

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BY KAREN YOUNG FRIDAY NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY: It's the first Friday in June so that means it's National Doughnut Day (a.k.a. donut). Little known trivia fact — the day actually started in 1938 as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army to … [Read more...]

This Weekend: What’s Happening in the 818 and Beyond

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Music in the Zoo     Photo: Hugh Stegman

BY KAREN YOUNG FRIDAY Free Starbucks Refresher:  Stop by today between noon and  3 p.m. and get a free Refreshers™ handcrafted beverage. These low-calorie drinks are made with real ingredients like whole blackberries, lime slices and … [Read more...]

This Weekend: What's Happening in the San Fernando Valley

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG Be-Boppin' in the Park: Join 15,000 vintage car enthusiasts in this car lovers dream event. See live bands, dance in the street, discover new shops and eateries. Included will be all-American classics Ford Model Ts, … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Sales and Events in the San Fernando Valley

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG MDF fave Filigree in Studio City is having a summer clearance sale with up to 70% off this Saturday and Sunday (July 23 and 24) only. Get some amazing deals on furniture, linens, tableware, accessories and more at this … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Food, Furniture, Art, Culture, Animals, Music, Sales and More

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG NOHO ROCKIN' FOOD TRUCK FEST: It’s a fun day in NoHo with gourmet food trucks, arts and craft booths, live music, raffle prizes, dog adoptions and a beer and wine garden from Skinny’s Lounge. Proceeds help Hope for … [Read more...]

This Weekend: It's All About Fairs, Free Music, Gems and Giving Back

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG The Green City Fair: Hosted by Ed Begley Jr., the fair will demonstrate how people can make simple changes to adopt a more environmentally sustainable future. Workshops, local green vendors and sustainability experts, plus … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Billy Blanks, Dave Mason, Movie Magic, Public Fruit Jam and Beads & Stuff

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Billy Blank

BY KAREN YOUNG There are many free and low cost events this weekend for all ages — learn new dance moves with Billy Blanks, rock out with Dave Mason, enjoy a flick under the stars, bead and craft,  delight in movie magic, make jam and make new … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Rooftop Cinema, Jewelry Trunk Sale, Movies on the Green, American Heroes

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Screening on Sunday at The Palihouse rooftop.

BY KAREN YOUNG Check out more outdoor movie screenings, food, festivals, shopping and more for this weekend's fun. Over the Hill: Rooftop Cinema, Cocktails and Dinner   If you're wondering what chef Gary Menes (late of the recently shuttered … [Read more...]

Father's Day Activities and Freebies in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG This weekend marks a celebration of dads, grandfathers and honorary dads. If you are still thinking about how to fill the day besides the traditional barbecue or game of golf, check out these activities and freebies to add to the … [Read more...]