This Weekend: The Great Wall, Sales, Festivals, Volunteering and More

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Burbank Film Festival: It’s a chance to see the works of up and coming filmmakers, as well as to educate yourseelf with various seminars. Special events and red carpet party packages open to the public.  Through Thursday — check the website for schedules. Events prices vary.

Sig’s Pottery Farewell Sale: After 36 years in Northridge, Sigs is saying goodbye. Save 50% storewide on fountains, pottery, planters, seating and more. 17825 Devonshire St., Northridge. (818) 368-5171

Cash for Gold and Jeans for Sale: Turn your old, unwanted broken gold, silver and platinum into cash at a Lucky You Resale’s Gold Party on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Save an additional 20% on all jeans. Check out the new shipment  including: J-Brand, Citizens of Humanity, Joe’s, True Religion, 7 For All Mankind, Antik Denim, Dolce & Gabbana and much more.  If you can’t make it Saturday, go to their “HAPPY HOUR” every Thursday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. There’s wine and cheese, plus 25% – 50% off the whole store. 12441 Magnolia Ave., Valley Village.

The Great Wall of Los Angeles Community Picnic

Living History Day: It’s living history right in your backyard on Sunday from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Los Encinos State Historic Park. Enjoy an afternoon of traditional children’s games, music, a blacksmith, docents in 1870s attire and tours of the historic buildings., 16756 Moorpark St., Encino.  Free

The Great Wall of Los Angeles Community Picnic: Celebrate the restoration of the Great Wall of Los Angeles Mural on Sunday, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Located on Coldwater between Burbank Blvd. and Oxnard Street, it is the largest monument to inter-racial harmony in America today. The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) is presenting a three-hour celebration featuring keynote speakers, musicians and poets. Bring a blanket, picnic and enjoy the re-dedication of the longest mural in the world. Food trucks will also be rolling in. Free

E-Waste Recycling Fundraiser: Gather up all your electronic gear, including Inkjet, Toner/Laser, Cartridges, Televisions, Cameras, Cell Phones, Keyboard Telephone Equipment, Monitors, Computers, Laptops, Copiers, Wire. Proceeds benefit Rancho San Antonio, Boys Home. Today and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Planet Green, 20724 Lassen St. Chatsworth.


Heal the Bay: Help the planet this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at California Coastal Clean Up Day 2011. Be part of this international effort and join 90 countries in honor of Oceans Day to clean up beaches in local communities. Choose from 60 locations along the coastline from Zuma to Seal Beach to pitch in. Registration is required. Volunteers must be 13 years old or accompanied by a parent.  Groups of 10 or more, please call (800) HEAL BAY x148.  All cleanup volunteers must have a signed waiver form. All cleanup volunteers get an extra perk —  receive a free pass  to the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium which is located at the pier.

The Saturday Sale: Save 50%-85% on name brand and designer clothing for men and women this Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Californa Market Center downtown. Designers include: Blue Dress, Two Time, Antique Rivet, Tough Luv Clothing, Delmundo Jewelry, Jet Setters, (Denim) Blanc Noir, Sweet Tea, (accessories) Liz Soto, (handbags) Emil Rutenberg, Spirit Activewear, Rifftide Activewear, Young Fabulous & Broke, Addictive Style, Ed Hardy, Ravel, David Cline, Christine Alexander,Frank Lyman, Alberto Makali and more. 10 California Market Center,  110 E. 9th St. Cash only. $1 entry fee.

Get Them to the Greek: Get a taste of Greek food and culture without leaving Los Angeles at the 53rd Annual Pasadena Greek Fest this Friday to Sunday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. The event will feature Greek food, pastries, Olympic Taverna Sports Bar and Cigar Lounge, a wine chat, lectures, entertainment, cooking demonstrations and a kids zone. Tickets are $5 per person with food additional (children under 12 free). 285 W. Huntington Drive. For more information, call 626-600-1672.

The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival : It has it all — feast on Maine lobster, dance, enjoy parades and street performers, participate in a pirate camp, watch tall ships, shop for arts and crafts, and see some musical performances by some of incredible bands courtesy of KROQ. Some food trucks will roll in as well. $10 adult admission (get a $2 discount coupon on the website); Kids under 12 are free. Food is extra.

Dress on a Dime Consignment Sale: This three-day consignment sale is happening today through Sunday. It is the largest of its kind with over 15,000 items for women at up to 85% off—clothing, shoes, purses and jewelry, and more. Shop for new and gently used name-brand items. Find size 0 to plus sizes. 25327 Avenue Stanford, Valencia. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.

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