THIS WEEKEND: Carmaggedon 2 Discounts and Deals, Plus Local and Nearby Events

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Dinner at Carmeggedon. This photo was taken by Jesse Glucksman during Carmeggedon 1.

It’s CARMAGGEDON II.   Last year’s traffic scare turned out to be a non-event.  Forecasters say this year will be the real deal and since many of us have decided to remain sequestered in our neighborhoods, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has partnered with almost 300 L.A. County restaurants, businesses, venues and tourist destinations to offer discounted “Carmageddon II” specials as part of its ongoing campaign to encourage the public to “Eat, Shop and Play Locally” September 29-30.  To view all of the destination discounts and other event information available for Carmageddon weekend.  Here’s the list for the 818…

The Shops at Woodman and Ventura Block Party/Sherman Oaks: Get 10%-20% off at the following shops Friday through Sunday — Abundance, Buttercelli, Freak Beat, Illumination, Laser Away, Leni’s Place, No Roses Gallery, Orange Delite, Pane Dolce, Pilate-ology, Sweet Butter Kitchen, The UPS Store, Tough Cookies and more!

Hotel Surplus Outlet:  Get an additional markdown off the prices already maked up to 80% off retail on a collection of furniture and home accessories. 16625 Saticoy Street  Van Nuys

Lazar’s Luggage Superstore Save $10 off your $50 or more purchase 14528 Ventura Blvd.  Sherman Oaks

Best Western Plus Carriage Inn 25% off the Best Rate Available 5525 Sepulveda Blvd., Sherman Oaks

Rowland Air 10% off any completed repair Sherman Oaks

Smoke City Market Authentic Texas BBQ 10% off 5242 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks

Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Offering 40% off a Service/Repair Call. Normally $165 now $99. 4925 Sepulveda Blvd. Sherman Oaks

Beds Unlimited 15% off plus free pillow 6949 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park
Curves of Lake Balboa Fitness Center No enrollment fee 17624 Sherman Way, Lake Balboa
C.I.C.L.E Bike Ride ‐ San Fernando Valley With this ride Free admission to Japanese Gardens included 6338 Balboa Boulevard, Encino
Tutor Doctor One hour free one on one in home tutoring, any age, any subject. 7116 Valjean Ave. Van Nuys
Valley Carmageddon Ride Free bicycle ride 21501 Lassen St., Chatsworth Les Sisters’ Southern Kitchen Free order of Hot Links ($4.95 value) 21818 Devonshire St.  Chatsworth

Al’s Discount Furniture Save 15% on any purchase 4900 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood

Big Wangs Sports and Bar Restaurant Save 15% on food 5300 Lankershim Boulevard. North Hollywood

Karate 4 Kids USA Save on classes and gear 5215 Bakman Avenue,North Hollywood

Memo Salon Receive a $90 salon treatment for $45 11225 Magnolia Boulevard, North Hollywood

Skateboard Shop & Arts Collective Receive 15% off NE1 brand products and 10% off any skateboard product 11114 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood

Nigel Beauty Emporium Save 20% on select items 11252 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood

NoHo Mailboxes Save 20% on FedEx and DHL Express Shipping 5062 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood

Pavlo and Band: An Evening of Mediterranean Guitar @ the Ford Amphitheatre. Save 10%. Type promo code SEPT30 during check‐out to apply the discount 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles

Southern California Health Institute (SOCHi) Get a $20 full body message 5200 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood

The Federal Bar Save 20% on food 5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood

Vicious Dogs in NoHo Save 10% off your meal 5231 Lankershim Boulevard,North Hollywood

Wolly Polly Photography Save 10% on photos 11135 Weddington Street, North Hollywood

XMA ‐ Xtreme Martial Arts New students receive free evaluation, 2 weeks of classes, and 15% off gear 5140 Lankershim Boulevard,North Hollywood

Jillian’s Billiards Family Pizza Deal ‐ 1 hour of bowling for 4 guests (including shoes) and a large pizza for $39.99.  1000 Universal Studios Blvd. G103, Universal City

Buca di Beppo at Universal City Save 20% on food 1000 Universal Studios, Universal City


“Best Stuff Celebration”: An evening of food, fun and silly contests, crazy games, and prizes, benefiting the My Stuff Bags Foundation, will take place on Saturday, September 29th at the Leonis Adobe Museum Rancho in Calabasas. The proceeds will provide new belongings for abused and neglected children with nothing of their own. Children about to enter shelters or foster homes are given a duffel bag with a stuffed animal, blanket, toiletries, school supplies and other age appropriate necessities. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Leonis Adobe Museum Rancho, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. $75 pp. For further information and to purchase tickets, please phone (818) 865-3860.

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800 presents Art Unites 6: An Eclectic Mix of Art and Artists’ Works, opening on September 29 with a hosted reception from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Located in the heart of the  NoHo Arts District, Gallery 800 showcases guild members’ personal art in a series of shows throughout the year. In keeping with the spirit of “Art Unites,” Gallery 800 is also exhibiting the personal work of members from Local 729, Motion Picture Set Painters and Sign Writers. The Art Unites 6 reception will feature more than 100 original art pieces, live music featuring the jazz trio “Just In Time,” refreshments, and complimentary valet parking.  (

Horace Heidt 45th Annual Luau: Do You Like Big Band Music? Take a wonderful trip down Memory Lane on Saturday September 29. Reception 6:30 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. PM Show 7:30 p.m. It’s a wonderful evening of entertainment and fun. See and hear the legendary Rosemary Butler and Kae Butterfield along with a spectacular Polynesian Show & Fire Dance. For reservations: Call Ciara 818 784-8211, ext. 13 Horace Heidt Estates,14155 Magnolia Blvd.,Sherman Oaks.

Film History Walk: King Gillette Ranch was home to MGM Director Clarence Brown who made movies on this still popular filming location. On Saturday, September 29, look behind the scenes at his filmmaking innovations and Hollywood parties on this easy walk from 10 a.m.- 11:30 p.m. Meet at the parking lot to left of pond, 1.5 hours. 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas.

Reseda Centennial Celebration : Celebrate 100 years of history through music and art Sat. 9/29 10 am -10 pm Reseda Park 18411 Victory Blvd Reseda. Ceremony with Councilman dennis Zine at 4 pm, interactive art, live performances, rides, business and food vendors.

Advent Theatre presents TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare: Opening night is September 28.  Playing September 29 at 8pm & September 30 at 1:30pm. Running through October 14. Proceeds Benefit the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry Make your reservations at 818.753.3353 4390 Colfax Avenue, Studio City (corner of Colfax & Moorpark).General Admission $20,Seniors & Students $15,Groups of 8 or more $10


11th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair:  MDF’s very own resident chef, GWEN KENNEALLY, will be at the Huqua Press booth (A17)  from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday with her Sweet and Savory Cookbook, so come by and say hello! The West Hollywood Book Fair is one of Southern California’s most eclectic literary events, and is inclusive of nearly all genres and age levels. Authors appear in panels, live storytelling, theatrical and poetry performances and in writing workshops on ten plus stages. FREE Admission, FREE Shuttle, & FREE Parking Shuttles. Sunday, September 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., West Hollywood Library and West Hollywood Park 625 North San Vicente Boulevard.

The 11th Annual Galbani Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro Los Angeles: Actually, you can take the Metro to this one (and get $1 off admission). This LA festival replicates the 80 year old New York City tradition.  The weekend event at Hollywood and Highland celebrates Italian culture, food and entertainment, and features live music, street performers, strolling musicians, a kid’s corner, and many rides and games. In addition to sampling wine from local wineries and food from some of Los Angeles’ best Italian restaurants, guests are invited to learn recipes from the cooking stage and play bocce ball and bingo with some of Hollywood’s Italian American celebrities and much more! Friday September 28, 2012 (11am – 11pm), Saturday September 29, 2012 (11am – 11pm), Sunday September 30, 2012 (11am-11pm). Cost: $5 Adult General Admission, Free – Kids under 12 yrs old

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Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.