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

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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 complimentary Besame lipsticks and learn methods so your lipstick lasts all day. It’s an interactive lesson, so bring your base foundation, mirror, make-up brushes. Also, learn how to get Betty Page bangs, barrel hair rolls and wear a snood. All class members will receive 15% off store purchases. $30 in advance. Class size limited. Call (818) 742-6210 for reservations. Unique-Vintage, 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank.

Star Wars Day at the LA Zoo: Let the Los Angeles Zoo take you to a galaxy far, far away Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.! For one Zoo day only, guests can meet Stormtroopers, R2-D2, members of the Rebel Alliance, dozens of Star Wars characters, and master of the dark side himself – Darth Vader. Special blu-ray screenings too!  LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles.

Movies on the Green: It’s the last screening of the summer season featuring Pirates of the Carribean — the original blockbuster film with Johnny Depp. Saturday, 7 p.m., Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.

Shindig for former Councilman Greig Smith and Christine Smith: Join North Valley Regional Chamber for their Annual Gala this Sat. Aug. 27, at 6:00 pm at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys. They will be honoring former Los Angeles Councilman Greig and Christine Smith for their lifetime of service to the San Fernando Valley. Ticket sales at the door. The event also raises funds for the historic Oakridge Estate in Northridge. Click here for invite

Town Hall Meeeting: Congressman Brad Sherman will host a Town Hall meeting from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 28 at Reseda High School, located at 18230 Kittridge Street. The Congressman will discuss the economy, taxes, the national debt, education, Social Security and Medicare as well as other issues facing Congress. Most of the meeting will be devoted to Congressman Sherman listening and responding to questions from Valley residents. Sherman’s district office staff will be on hand to help constituents resolve any problems they may have with federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The event, refreshments, and parking are free.

Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries: It’s a really groovin’ rock n’ roll in this final concert of the summer. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics. Light snacks available for purchase (cash only), Sunday, 6 p.m. Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento, Calabasas

Concerts on the Green: See Brass Transit, Toronto’s dynamic Chicago tribute band. The show includes all the hits from Chicago’s Golden Age of hits – 1969 to 1976. The band includes members from Hall of Fame Rock and Soul greats including The Drifters, Sam & Dave, Aretha Franklin, Bene King, The Marvelettes, Frankie Valli, Mary Wilson, Martha Reeves, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Del Shannon and The Mamas & The Papas. Sunday, 6 p.m., Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.

Concerts on the Lawn: It’s a rockin’ house party featuring Grammy nominated, world class vocalist Perla Batalla. After touring the world with Leonard Cohen, performing Spanish language classics in Spain and her own compositions in venues throughout the U.S. and Europe, Batalla returns to her jazz roots breathing new life into classics from the great American songbook. Water and sodas will be available on site, and you’re welcome to bring your own. No alcohol. Bring a lawn chair. Sunday, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Hosted in the backyard of a private home in Noho/Toluca Lake. Address given upon payment and RSVP. Suggested donation for this concert is $10 at the door. For advance confirmations, it’s $7.50 per person via Paypal. To RSVP to the concert and receive the address, e-mail Sherry at Also, check out the Facebook page.

GO DOWNTOWN: It’s Chinatown Summer Nights this Saturday with food, music, shopping and arts that’s perfect for all ages—and best of all, admission is free. Taste an array of culinary choices through Iron Chef-style cooking competitions; eat at local restaurants serving authentic Chinese and Asian cuisine; and get some nibbles at gourmet food trucks. Music will be featured all night long, from live acoustic sets to KCRW radio DJs and dancing. Events range from outdoor ping-pong tournaments to live cultural performances featuring top Chinese acrobatic acts; large-scale outdoor projections; hands-on cultural workshops and activities presented by local organizations and museums; shopping at local Chinatown merchants; and much more. Bike racks and plenty of street and lot parking are available. Planning to go Metro? Take the Gold Line and exit at Chinatown Station. Map it: 943-951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012, in Central and West Plazas. For more information, go to

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