THIS WEEKEND AND MORE: Underground Dinner Party, Jewelry Trunk Shows, Starbucks, Boutique, Pottery, Music and Holiday Celebrations

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A couple past My Daily Find favorites are popping up with new finds this weekend. There’ s some fun boutiques, free Starbucks, music trunk shows and some very special holiday celebrations over the hill. Also, don’t miss getting a deal on a wonderful underground dinner affair coming up in two weeks.

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PLAN AHEAD— DINE WITH ME AT AN UNDERGROUND DINNER PARTY?:  You know how I’ve been writing about “pop up” dining lately? Well,  this is the ultimate “one evening only” affair, so I’ll definitely be there! Who wants to join me at one of my very forever favorite finds?! Chef Amy Jurist and her Culinary Adventures is having another Underground Dinner on December 4 and she’s giving MDF readers $10 off. The theme is Winter Wonderland — which Amy describes as a “decadent feast of culinary delights.”  The price includes four courses and three appetizers, plus complimentary wine at a secret location in Hollywood. readers receive  $10 off each ticket. The early bird price right now is $105 per ticket and ends Tues. November 23.  That’s $95 for MDF readers. After Tuesday, the price rises to $125 per ticket.  Go to and enter “MyDailyFind” in the coupon code for $10 off. Do it before Tuesday for the best price!  Purchase your tickets now and join me for a wonderful evening.

SHARE STARBUCKS: Buy one holiday drink and get one free through Sunday, November 21 between 2pm and 5pm.

Holiday boutique this weekend!

THE COUNTRY SCHOOL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE: More than 35 vendors will be at this annual boutique on November 20 from 10am -4 pm.Vendors include: Souvenir D’enfance – Petit Bateau, Goldparty Girls – Get cash for your old gold, Treasures For Divas – clothing, pashminas and scarves, Pampered Chef – kitchen tools and food,Vertigo Jewelry, Claudia Beth B – children’s clothing, Almond Blossom Soaps – handmade soaps, Posh Sox – children’s hair accessories and jewelry, Children’s Book World – children and adult books, The Chocolate Traveler – chocolate tins, Tough Cookies – children’s clothing, Wildtree – all natural gourmet foods,Lavender Blue – french linens, Zookies – earth friendly children’s products…and food, including Porch Pies, Tamales and more. 5243 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Valley Village. Check out FACEBOOK for more info.

BERMAN CERAMIC ARTS SALE: L.A.’s longest running arts studio is having its annual holiday sale on November 20 and 21, showcasing works by 18 local potters an sculptors. For those who are tired of mass-produced gifts, dinnerware and home décor items that have little personality, the annual holiday sale at Berman Ceramic Arts showcasing hand-crafted works by talented local artists is a must-visit event. From functional serving pieces to lyrical vases and abstract sculptures, the exhibit will feature an eclectic range of artistic styles and perspectives. Pieces for sale start at $5. 11am-5pm each day. 5622 Cahuenga Blvd. North Hollywood, 818-766-4618

Holiday in the Park, Burbank

HOLIDAY IN THE PARK: Burbank’s Magnolia Park Partnership kicks off the season with Holiday in the Park,  one of the biggest neighborhood celebrations in the region on Friday, November 19 from 5:30 to 9:30 P.M. Encompassing hundreds of boutiques and eateries and spanning more than 40 blocks, Holiday in the Park attracts thousands of revelers annually. Experience a night of merriment with tons of in-store events, street caroling, gifts and prizes. New this year is the Magical Christmas Caroling Truck, a sixty-two foot tractor-trailer adorned with Christmas scenes and thousands of sparkling lights. Over 200 singers and dancers, will serenade  with Christmas carols. There will be continuous live entertainment on the main stage (at Kenmore and Magnolia), free photos with Santa (at Burbank Community Federal Credit Union, 3000 W Magnolia) an ice sculptor, roving choirs, musicians, refreshments, lots of fun for kids, demonstrations and lip-smacking treats. The celebration extends from Buena Vista to the Burbank city limits on Magnolia Boulevard and from Clark to Chandler on Hollywood Way. Passports packed with holiday treats will lead a treasure hunt to such exceptional boutiques and eateries. Passports are available in stores and on-line at For further information, please call (818)238-5180.

Vanessa Hudgens wearing Tiger Lily. Check out the Trunk Show at Siany this weekend.

TRUNK SHOWS AND 13th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT SIANY: Celebrate on November 19 and 20 from noon to 5pm with 25% off one item per customer. Free goody bags will be given to the first 25 customers with purchase. Enter to win a Marc by Marc Jacobs wallet or a Michael Kors watch. Check out the Trunk Shows for Tiger Lily jewelry on Friday in Westlake Village and Saturday in Calabasas. Receive a free bracelet or earrings with your Tiger Lily purchase. Trunk Shows for Lucky You Penny necklaces by Linda G. Friday in Calabasas and Saturday in Westlake Village. 4751 Commons Way, Calabasas. 818-224-3565; 968 Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village 805-557-1950.

LA YOUTH ORCHESTRA: The LA Youth Orchestra, conducted by Russell Steinberg, will perform two concerts on November 21 and 22. The concerts will feature famed actor Theodore Bikel and LA Philharmonic violinist Mitchell Newman, who will perform Steinberg’s newly orchestrated Missing Violin Tango from his Daniel Pearl tribute. The entire program is under two hours and also features Mozart’s overture to The Magic Flute, Mendelssohn’s overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream plus arrangements of: Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Berlioz’ Hungarian March,Chopin’s Grande Valse, Tchaikovsky’s overture to Romeo and Juliet. November 21 at 4:00pm is at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills,the orchestra’s new home (8440 Wilshire Blvd.) November 22 concert is at 7:30pm at the Colburn School of Performing Arts across from Walt Disney Concert Hall.  For tickets and info, or call 310-570-LAYO.

And just a skip over the hill for tree lightings….

HOLIDAYS IN HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood and Highland celebrates on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. It’s a  FREE evening of musical entertainment, celebrity guests, an appearance by Santa Claus, and the lighting of the Hollywood Christmas Tree all at Hollywood & Highland Center. Musical performances by Drake Bell, Cirque du Soleil performers, Taylor Hicks, Dave Koz, Kimberley Locke, the Los Angeles Gospel Choir, Kyle & Chris Massey, Mitchel Musso, Player (w-Ronn Moss), Devon Werkheiser, and Ace Young. Central Courtyard, Level 2

100 foot Christmas Tree at The Grove

THE GROVE:  It’s the annual “Hollywood Christmas Celebration at The Grove,” on Sunday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m.  The festive evening, free and open to the public, will be hosted by EXTRA’S Mario Lopez. Saturday Night Live legend Dan Aykroyd will light the 100-foot Christmas tree with its 10,000 lights and 15,000 ornaments. The season’s first “snowfall” and a mesmerizing fireworks display will conclude the celebration. Live performances will include Grammy Award nominated trio Wilson Phillips, David Archuleta, runner-up on Season 7 of American Idol, songwriter and actor Jesse McCartney, Dave Koz and Friends, internet sensation Charice, singer and guitarist Michael Grimm from Season 5 of America’s Got Talent. The Starlight Children’s Foundation will collect donations of new, unwrapped, latex-free toys for distribution to children of all ages who may be spending the holidays in the hospital.

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Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.