THIS WEEKEND: Fun Times for All Ages

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HANDS FOR HOPE JAZZ SERENADE: Top jazz artists will perform at the 12th Annual Hands for Hope Serenade.Hands 4 Hope is an after-school and single parent resource program based in the NoHo Arts District serving predominantly low-income minority youth from single parent homes in North Hollywood and the surrounding communities. Hands for Hope is dedicated to broadening horizons, developing talents, promoting self-esteem and instilling life-preparation skills by extending a hand of hope to at-risk youth and single-parent families through safe, quality after school programs. Hosted by Pat Prescott of 94.7 FM. When/Where: Friday, March 2, 8 p.m. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 5220 Lankershim Blvd. Noho.

GRAND RE-OPENING AT SWEET HARTS:   See the MDF Tasty Tidbits column about the March 3 all day event.

SALUTE TO SUPERNATURAL: If you love the show, you might just want to check out this convention. Stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki will be there in person. When/Where: March 2-4, Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, Phone: 818-409-0960 Cost: Tickets as low as $30 a day.

KIDS’ HANDS AT FRANKLIN – WALK AND CRAFTS: Join Naturalist Lucy and Jr. Rangers Lilly, Bella, and Mia on a gentle stroll and get inspired for your nature art project. Ages 3-8 yrs. children must be accompanied by an adult. When/Where: Sunday, March 4, 10 a.m.-noon. Meet at Sooky Goldman Nature Center, Franklin Canyon 2600 Franklin Canyon Dr, Beverly Hills. Free.

SHARPO MURDER MYSTERY DINNER: This Murder Mystery Dinner Show combines an elegant fine dining experience along with a highly acclaimed interactive mystery adventure. The Crime Scene Theater is designed to look like a WW I French Farmhouse. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Dinner includes choice of salads, choice of entrees with sides, coffee and tea, cheesecake dessert. When/Where: March 3 and March 10, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The 94th Aero Squadron 16320 Raymer Street, Van Nuys, (818)909-9605.Cost: $59

GIRLS GUITAR SCHOOL:  Come hear about all the excitement at its first open house/free introductory guitar class of 2012 with a free 45-minute class that’s a friendly guitar how-do-you-do for girls (ages 7+) and women of all ages. (Instruments not provided.) There will also be live performance at 1:00 p.m. featuring GGS adult students as well as a mini-set by rock cellist (and GGS collaborator), Helen Money with her students. When/Where: Sunday, March 4, 11:30 a.m., Baxter Northup Music, 14534 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

SKIN ADDIKS:  My Daily Find’s fave Skin Addiks has moved down the street to  11950 Ventura Blvd. , #4,  just above another fave, Pepe’s NY Pizza. Owner Camille Fields gives the most unique and personalized facials. Get 20% off your first visit with mention of My Daily Findyou won’t believe the difference!

FREE KANGEN WATER: Georgia Lambron, the Kangen Girl, is offering up some free Kangen Water.  Contact her at 818.769.7100.


PALEYFEST:   The 29th Annual William S. Paley Television Festival  has become a must-attend pop culture event, creating a platform that connects fans with the casts and creative teams of their favorite television series. Line-up evenings include: American Horror Story, Community, Once Upon A Time, New Girl, The Office, Sons of Anarchy, Bones, Castle, The Vampire Diaries, Revenge, Two and a Half Men, Mad Men, Modern Family. When/Where: March 2-14, Saban Theatre 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Times and ticket prices vary.

THE GETTY VILLA: It has been closed for renovations for several years and reopened one month ago. Dedicated to Roman, Greek and Etruscan antiquities set in a Roman style villa above PCH, the museum is FREE but does require advance reservations. When/Where: Thursday-Monday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.17985 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu. Parking $7
Phone: (310) 440-7300


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