This Weekend: What’s Happening in the 818 and Beyond

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Music in the Zoo Photo: Hugh Stegman


Free Starbucks Refresher:  Stop by today between noon and  3 p.m. and get a free Refreshers™ handcrafted beverage. These low-calorie drinks are made with real ingredients like whole blackberries, lime slices and fruit juice, and are combined with Green Coffee Extract.

Music at the LA Zoo:   It’s an eclectic mix of classic rock, blues and pop bands, plus the animals, of course, on Friday, July 13 from 6 -9 p.m. Animals can be seen until 8 p.m. Performances take place throughout the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens while guests view more than a few animals staying up past their bedtimes.  Picnics are permitted, but impressive food and beverages offerings are available.   Food stations set up around the Zoo offer an array of dining options, including Street Tacos with Pickled Slaw and Zoo Chili Sauce; Banh Mi Pork Belly Sandwiches on Ficelle Roll; Chicken Andouille Sausage, Maersenbier German Bratwursts; Dry Aged Angus Beef Burger; and BBQ Pulled Pork Slider with Bacon Coleslaw and “Sassy and Spicy” BBQ.   Local micro brewery Golden Road and Eagle Rock beers are available as well.  Admission to “Music in the Zoo” for GLAZA members is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-12; general public prices are $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 2-12.  Children under age 2 are free.

Screen on the Green in Westlake: The second annual Screen on the Green outdoor movie series kicks off July 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village with a “spooktacular” family movie night on the Waterfall Lawn.  The summer movie series feature premiere is the 1984 comedy classic “Ghostbusters,” appropriately scheduled for a Friday the 13th. The PG-rated film will be shown at 8 p.m. on a big screen under the stars on the Waterfall Lawn. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children, including movie snacks such as popcorn and soft pretzels.  Soft drinks, wine and other beverages are available for purchase.  Blanket seating and chairs will be available, and guests are encouraged to arrive as early as 7 p.m. Seating is unassigned and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Movies on the Green Warner Center: Outdoor family movies are presented on Saturday evenings, July 14th through August 25th, 7 p.m.  – 10 p.m. and are projected on a 30′ screen with digital projection and 7.1 surround sound. This Saturday, see the Academy Award winning Hugo about an orphaned boy secretly lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station and looks after the clocks. He gets caught up in a mystery adventure when he attempts to repair a mechanical man.  Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley and directed by Martin Scorsese. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills.


The Fab Four and The Stonez: It’s tribute to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones at The Starlight Bowl in Burbank this Sunday  from 6:30pm – 9:30pStarlight Bowl) 1249 Lockheed View Dr., Burbank.  Adults: $10 Children (3-12): $6 Seniors (60+)/Disabled: $6 Children 2 and under free (excluding box seats) Tickets purchased at the gate on the evening of the performance will be an additional $2 per ticket. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.

Concerts on the Green Warner Center: ASIA Featuring John Payne  is the the featured event this week at 6 p.m. They  have been touring in North America since 2008. In 2009 the band released an EP entitled “Military Man.” A new studio album entitled “Americana” was released in 2011. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills.


Fashion Square Car Wash: Pay just $99.99 for the Complete Detail Special includes Clay Buff & Wax, Carpet & Interior Shampoo and Exterior Dressing, for most cars (Reg. Price $199) plus three free full service car washes (Reg. price $39).  That’s a savings of  $138. Offer expires on July 31. 4625 Woodman Ave, Sherman Oaks.

Sy Devore Summer Sale: This legendary Studio City store named after the man who was the “tailor to the stars” — whose style clothed the Rat Pack and still dresses the Hollywood elite — is currently having one incredible sale for men and women. Now’s the time to get those designer labels you covet at up to 70% off — designers include Canali, Etro, Paul Smith suits and coats, all leather jackets, Hartford, P.Smith, Prospective Flow, knits from Autumn cashmere, FVF, and more.

Gisele Tune: This women’s store on the Coldwater Curve is slashing prices in its After Fourth of July sale on almost all summer merchandise up to 50%, such as  Go Silk, Michael Stars, Frankie b, Juicy, James Perse and more.


Rockin’ Truck Grub: The City of Malibu  hosts a the Rockin’ Truck Grub event at Malibu Bluffs Park (24250 Pacific Coast Highway) on Saturday,  July 14   from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public with parking onsite and on Malibu Canyon Road. Gourmet Food Trucks  in attendance include Baby’s Burgers, Café Lobos, Lobsta Truck, Sky’s Gourmet Tacos, Breezy Freeze, California Grill Truck, and Calbi Fusion Tacos and Burritos. Entertainment will  be provided by Jennifer Bliman, Hannah Mulholland, Michael Stahler and DJ Dave. Participants are encouraged to bring chairs and/or blankets to enjoy the food on the grass. More information may be obtained by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 317-1364 or by visiting

 38th Annual Concern Foundation Block Party:  “OH WHAT A NIGHT! Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Birth of Rock & Roll” on July 14 at Paramount Studios, honoring Lance Freed and the legacy of his father, DJ Alan Freed who coined the phrase Rock & Roll with his Moondog Coronation Ball in 1957. The evening will feature four stages of live musical entertainment featuring the Tom Nolan Band, The Wonderelles and DJ  Dwayne Brown. The Hula Hoop troupe “Hoop it Up! will be performing as well as giving Hula Hoop lessons.  Other “streetmosphere” activities include spa services provided by Le Spa at the Sofitel and digital photos by Brian Kramer Photography.   There will be traditional casino style gaming, an opportunity drawing and over 150 great silent auction packages.  The live auction features trips and vacation packages with air fare provided by American Airlines and several one-of-a-kind items and opportunities. Over 50 restaurants and caterers that provide “a taste” of their specialties.  Founded in 1968, Concern Foundation is an independent, volunteer driven non-profit organization dedicated to raising and granting funds to support cancer research world wide. To date, over 45 million has been raised.  Doors open at 6 p.m., Award presentation and live auction at 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Bastille Day: Celebrate  French independence at the annual Bastille Day Festival at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreational Center on Sunday, July 15 from noon to 8 p.m. Entertainment includes a real Pétanque Tournament under the pine tree, Parisian waiters’ race, street performers, comedians, singers, artists, a  French arts and crafts fair, French food and wine. No ATM on site. Please bring cash. 4100 South La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles.

Free Sunday Art Workshops: Barnsdall Arts/FOJAC and the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation offer free art workshops every Sunday for kids and families. Every Sunday, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., JAC Studio 1, Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. All materials will be provided.

Unique LA: It’s a Saturday and Sunday event. Peruse through over 150 hand-selected designers and artists for jewelry, accessories, gourmet edibles,home decor, clothing and more. Other highlights include free DIY workshops, entertainment and more and more. $10 (children 12 and under, free). Admission includes: free tote bag, free drinks, snacks, cocktails, re-entry for both days. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Santa Monica Barker Hanger, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica.

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