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This Weekend: Clothing, Bridal and Furniture sales, Vintage Cars, Drumming, Concerts, Comedy, Art, Film Fest and Shane's Inspiration

Posted By Karen Young On August 20, 2010 @ 12:07 am In Activities,Family,Featured,Lifestyle,My Daily Find,Shopping | No Comments

BY KAREN YOUNG

So much to do, so little time. This weekend presents great shopping deals,  free and almost free events, musical treats, eclectic films and outdoor fun.


BIG DEAL SALES IN THE 818

Back to School Sale: Divas & Dudes Children’s Boutique in Woodland Hills is having a massive clearance sale with savings of 40%-60% off on all spring and summer clothing. Make sure your children starts the year with style. 4881 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, Cash/ CC. 818.704.0100.

Need Furniture?: One of our My Daily Find faves, Hotel Surplus Outlet, has some super deals in stock, above and beyond the usual selection, with a special collection of brand new furniture at a fraction of the cost of original prices.  Check out  44″ and 54″  Wood TV Credenzas with a solid granite top now on sale for $299.95 (that is  the cost of the granite alone!),  wood writing desks for $149, modern arm chairs from $149, headboards, coffee tables (including mission style pictured on left), wall units, sofas and more. It’s a warehouse full of surprise deals going on daily that you have to see to believe.  If you don’t find what you are looking for, just ask! 6843 Valjean Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91406 818.787.7807. Free parking in lot Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5pm.  www.hotelsurplus.com

Here Comes the Bride: Lili’s Bridal in Tarzana is having a super sale on designer gowns through August 28. There will be savings from 30%-90% on gowns by Pronovias, Lazaro,Rivini, Jim Hjelm, Watters Bride, Manuel Mota and more. 18663 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. 818.774.9700. Cash/ CC.


WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Be-boppin’ in the Park: Check out this annual four block festival on Saturday, August 21 from 3 to 9 pm featuring classic cars, motorcycles, and trucks in the vintage car show (pre- 1972). Listen and dance to live bands, like City Beat and the Wondrelles, and enjoy food from local  neighborhood restaurants. FREE. www.magnoliaparkburbank.org/ Magnolia Park, 3300 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank (between Hollywood Way and California Street in Magnolia Park

Laugh and drink for $5: Head over to the Saturday Saturday Show monthly showcase at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre on Saturday, August 21 at 10:30 pm. Featuring Last Comic Standing contestant Fortune Feimster and hosted by the hilarious improv troupe, Robert Downey Jr Jr. Also appearing is ALL SKATE (Second City), Happy Accidents (IO West). No drink minimums and no big cover fees. Admission is $5. FREE beer, wine and bottled water. FREE unrestricted parking on surrounding streets.www.saturdaysaturdayshow.com/ Sidewalk Studio Theatre, 4150 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake

Up and a Beatles Tribute On the Green : Watch a free screening of the Academy Award winning animated film, Up, on Saturday, August 21 from 7-10 pm.  Then follow it up with “Ticket To Ride” — Beatles Tribute band on Sunday August 22 at 6pm. It’s sure to be a sing-a-long so tune up your vocal chords. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills. www.valleycultural.org

The Guthrie legacy continues: Garden Concerts for Kids at The Getty is featuring Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family. Accompanied by her husband Johnny Irion and kids, Guthrie continues the song-making tradition forged by her grandfather Woody and father Arlo, presenting thoughtful, playful music inspired by folk traditions, as well as bright new compositions. Sat & Sun, Aug 21 & 22, 4:00 – 5:30 pm – Getty Center Photo: David Evan Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways. www.getty.edu/education/kids_families/programs/garden_concerts.html

Bang the drum: It’s a free drum circle for kids ages 2-12, but all ages are welcome. Journey and explore music making through rhythm, song, and fun activities on August 21, 9:30am to 10:05am and 11am to 11:45 am. Drums provided by REMO. The older kids and parents play supportive rhythms and songs while the younger children explore instruments and rhythm making. Parents are encouraged to participate. Parents must stay with children. No reservations needed. REMO Recreational Music Center 7308 Coldwater Canyon. North Hollywood 91605 (1/2 block North of Sherman Way) . www.remo.com/portal/events/2503.html

Prelude to the Thousand Oaks Art Festival: Preview the art of local artists featured at upcoming Thousand Oaks Arts Festival on Sat, Aug 21 – Sun, Aug 22, 11 am – 5 pm . Art of honorary chair Scott Medlock and actress Jane Seymour will be on display. Admission is FREE. www.toartsfestival.com/ Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks,

6th Annual Topanga Film Festival 2010: The Topanga Film Festival is dedicated to the exhibition of independent and experimental film, and as well, is currently expanding its focus to promotion of film and trans-format digital content. The festival hopes to bridge cultures, create and expand community, provide cultural exchange, networking opportunities and educational outreach. Through August 22. Venues Include Pine Tree Circle, 120 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga; Trust Ranch, 1291 Will Geer Rd, Topanga; Mountain Mermaid, Shuttled from Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd http://topangafilmfestival.com/

Shane’s Inspiration 13th Annual Walk & Roll: Join Grand Marshalls Steve Valentine, Stephen Full, Greg Baker and Logan Miller from Disney’s “I’m in the Band’ this Sunday morning, August 22, in Griffith Park. There is NO REGISTRATION FEE. Get a few sponsors and/or  bring donations to the check-in tables the morning of the Walk. There will be a special 5K route that goes through the Old Zoo area. Refreshments, t-shirts, prizes, and goodie bags for the kids, along with a resource fair and music.  The mission of Shane’s Inspiration is to create Universally Accessible Playgrounds and programs that integrate children of all abilities socially, physically and emotionally, fostering acceptance, friendship and understanding. To learn more visit: www.shanesinspiration.org.

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of My Daily Find. Got ideas?  Email: Karen@mydailyfind.com

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