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THIS WEEKEND: Wine, Fashion, Red Cross, Pets, Art and Culture, and more in the 818

Posted By Karen Young On March 17, 2011 @ 11:25 pm In Activities,Arts & Culture,Family,Featured,Food,Gallery,My Daily Find,Restaurants | 2 Comments

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WINE TIME, AT LAST: Nearly three months after opening, La Cava in Sherman Oaks, one of my all time My Daily Find favorites, now has its liquor license and will start serving wine TODAY. You can finally get a glass or a bottle of red (or white) to accompany, and perfectly complete, an absolutely scrumptious rustic meal.  If you prefer to bring your own, the corkage is $20. Also new is greenery surrounding the small sidewalk patio. Close your eyes and channel Tuscany. The food is that authentic. If there is something you like that’s not on the menu, just ask, the chef might just might prepare it for you. Please say hello to owner Armando Pucci for me. He’s quite the charming host. 13565 Ventura Boulevard (818) 981-1517

GIRLFRIEND TALK: It’s Spring make-over time at Roni B for the Fashionista with the store’s special happy hour TODAY (Friday)from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. and  special guest—Kristie from Airbonne who will be doing complimentary make up sessions (simple lips and eyes). Come for drink and treats  and  check new Spring fashions.  Roni B also has stylists on hand daily, besides Roni herself, of course. Say hello to Ashley and Angie who can help you with your styling needs. 13626 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks.

BAKE SALE FOR THE RED CROSS TO HELP JAPAN AND HAITI: Siblings Samantha and Owen Cornick, students at Walter Reed and Riverside Drive, and some of their friends, are having a homemade bake sale on Saturday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everything will be home baked – mini-cupcakes, brownies and cookies. All proceeds to benefit The Red Cross. Come and buy some goodies for a good cause. If anyone wants to donate goodies to sell,  they will happily accept them as well. For more info, contact Sue Cornick suecornick@earthlink.net. 4226 Beeman Avenue Studio City (south of Moorpark, west of Whitsett).

ST. PAW-TRICKS DAY GREEN ADOPTION EVENT: Adopt a pet on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at all six Los Angeles City Animal Care Centers: East Valley – (Green-quarters) 14409 Vanowen St, Van Nuys; West Valley – 20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth; South LA – 3612 11th Ave., Los Angeles; North Central – 3201 Lacy St., Los Angeles; West LA – 11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles; Harbor – 957 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro. Find loving homes for hundreds of shelter animals, and get educated about being environmentally-conscious pet guardians. Adopt a pet at this “green” super-adoption featuring discounted adoption fees, “Kiss the Blarney Dog” kissing booth, matchmakers to help you find your fur-ever friend, eco-friendly pet products, refreshments, professional training advice, giveaways and much more. Adopt a shelter animal and not only will luck follow you home, but you’ll be richer for the life you have saved. www.ruffpatches.org

WORTH THE DRIVE TO THE SATURDAY SALE: Save 50%-80% on better men’s and women’s designer clothing and accessories on March 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Check out designers Emil Rutenberg, Alberto Makali, Joseph Ribkoff, Hermes, Fendi, Threads, Louis Viton, Christine Alexander, City Girl, Qton, Nu Paris, Young Fabulous & Broke, Eva Franco, Von Saken, My Tribe,XCVI, Frank Lyman, Salvage Clothing, Burnside, Pepe Jeans, David Cline, Monica Ricci, Priorities, Bijoux Bijoux, Single and more. The Saturday Sale at the California Market Center, 110 East 9th St., Los Angeles (310) 837-6788. Cash only. $1 entry.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD HISTORIC WALKING TOUR:  This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., learn about pioneer families, movie television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, great steam trains, vast ranches and orchards, land barons, wars, architecture, and much more! Tour highlights include: Amelia Earhart Statue, Amelia Earhart Library (1928), St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church, NoHo Fire Station #60, So.Pacific Railroad Depot(1896) , Weddington Family History, Security Trust and Savings Bank (1924), El Portal Theatre (1926), NoHo Arts District, Lankershim Arts Center (1939) S. Charles Lee architect, Commonwealth Savings & Loan Building, North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542, Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended).  $10 suggested donation.  Meet at North Hollywood Park – Amelia Earhart Statue – Corner of Magnolia Blvd. and Tujunga Ave. (818) 347-9665 www.museumsfv.org

GETTY MUSEUM FAMILY FESTIVAL: Celebrating Photography from the New China and Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road. : All ages can discover the richness and beauty of the ancient empires of India, Japan, and China as well as recent explosions in artistic creativity on Saturday, 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.Experience traditional Chinese opera, listen to Chinese folktales told by a master storyteller, and be dazzled by the amazing music and dance of these vibrant cultures at this hands-on family festival. No reservations needed. The Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles

HANDS ON HISTORY DAY AT LEONIS ADOBE:  See what life was like on a working ranch in the 1880’s on Saturday, March 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Children can try tortilla making, butter churning, roping, doing laundry without a washing machine and dryer, and enjoy craft activities. Families can watch demonstrations of cooking in a Horno Oven, weaving, spinning, quilting, how to make clothes and dye wool, watch the blacksmith.Pricing: Free to members, Non-Members: Adults $3, Children $2 Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas.

THE THIRD ANNUAL CONCERT OF HOPE FOR CITY OF HOPE: Disney Music Group artists Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers, and Allstar Weekend will take the stage at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk on Sunday, March 20 at 5 p.m. All proceeds for the Concert for Hope will benefit lifesaving cancer research at City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading cancer research and treatment centers.  $30-$175  Click here to buy tickets.

WORTH THE DRIVE: 5TH ANNUAL SANTA MONICA AIRPORT ARTWALK: More than 60 local artists and performers will have their private studios and works on view  Saturday, March 19 from noon to 5 p.m, including Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program and Ceramic Arts and the Ruskin Group Theatre. The airport arts community is a unique, cultural resource located in one of L.A. County’s oldest operating airfields. Throughout the day there will be firing demonstrations of Raku Japanese pottery, highlights from the Ruskin Group Theatre’s popular monthly offering L.A. Café Plays and theater and art workshops for kids. The Mad Alsacians, an accordion-driven ensemble, will perform traditional 1930s to 60s French music and food will be offered from local restaurants Typhoon and Spitfire Grill, as well as the Border Grill Food Truck and The Sweets ., Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica (310) 458-8350  Free admission, free parking, free bike valet, $10 suggested donation.

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

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