This Weekend: Twilight Treats, Holiday Kick-Off, Ceramics Sale, Go Green, Flea Market Finds, Volunteerism

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Celebrate “Twilight” at Big Sugar Bakeshop today; Holiday celebration at Westfield Topanga.



HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: THE BIG SUNDAY HOLIDAY LIST: This community service organization has nearly 125 different ways for you to help this year ranging from providing Thanksgiving dinner to people with disabilities to giving gifts to homeless kids at Christmas, hosting a food drive with your office, school or faith group, singing to seniors on Hanukkah or shopping at a holiday bazaar to benefit people in need. The list is updated weekly and has volunteer opportunities for all ages.


Twilight Party Big Sugar Bakeshop: This Studio City bakery is celebrating the newest member of the Cullen Family from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. There will be games and prizes, plus Twilight desserts will be offered all week.

Arthur Christmas Movie NightThe famly is invited to a Special Holiday Presentation of Street Food Cinema: ARTHUR CHRISTMAS presented by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Animation & Aardman Animations at The Grove! Experience the magic of the holidays outdoors with live music, great food, fun festivities and ARTHUR CHRISTMAS under the stars! FREE Admission! Friday, November 16th at The Grove on Gilmore Lane. Street side service by Umami Burger, Cheese Cake Factory and Dylan’s Candy available for purchase right inside the event! Live music presented by The Sun Kings. 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA. 90036 Doors Open: 5pm Band: 6pm Movie: 7pm


Kick-off the Holidays:  Westfield Topanga is celebrating on the lower level from 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. with carolers, complimentary hot chocolate, an appearance by Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi from Shahs of Sunset, Dance Dimensions, a live performance by Sonia Rao from Season 1 of The Voice and Holiday Story Time. At 5:45 p.m. Santa will arrive and the tree lighting will begin.

CLICK HERE to check out Tasty Tidbits for two great food events on Saturday.


Food Drive-Thru:  It’s the first annual  drive-thru food drive and taking place at the Calabasas Commons  on November 17-18 from 9-5pm each day. The charity event is staffed by volunteer Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies, Cub Scouts… Kids ages 6-17. Donors can drive through a part of the Commons parking lot, and hand non-perishable food donations to a volunteer Scout. The food will be delivered to the West Valley Food Pantry the next day.

Berman Ceramics Sale: L.A.’s longest running arts studio  (and one of MDF’s first finds!) is celebrating its  40th anniversary this year.  This weekend marks the annual holiday sale showcasing works by 19 local potters an sculptors. For those who are tired of mass-produced gifts, dinnerware and home décor items that have little personality, the annual holiday sale at Berman Ceramic Arts  in North Hollywood is showcasing hand-crafted works by talented local artists is a must-visit event. From functional serving pieces to lyrical vases and abstract sculptures, the exhibit will feature an eclectic range of artistic styles and perspectives. Pieces for sale start at $5. 11 a.m. -5  p.m. each day. 5622 Cahuenga Blvd. North Hollywood, 818-766-4618

Los Angeles Green FestivalConnect with your local community to find ideas and innovations that help you take the next green steps in your life. Hundreds of speakers, exhibitors, DIY workshops, films, eco-fashion designs, cooking demos, kid’s activities and more will inspire your actions to find sustainable solutions every day! Time(s): Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm; Sunday: 11 am-6 pm. Los Angeles Convention Center, Kentia Hall ) 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. Cost: $10 for a one day pass and $20 for a full weekend pass when purchased online at

Merrie Christmas Faire: Over 30 vendors at Hidden Chateau and Gardens will be selling hand crafted items, gifts for the Holidays, Brittle, Soaps, Candles & More. Live Music, Kiddieland – Laser Tag – Food Truck Santa Claus (12:00p – 3:00p).FREE ADMISSION When: Saturday, Nov 17 & Sunday Nov 18 10:00a – 5:00p Hidden Chateau & Gardens 23130 Sherman Way West Hills 818-610-3228

Little French Flea Market: Over 25 vendors with treasures collectibles, linens, shabby rustic, cottage chic and everything French, including the Crepe de Ville truck. 8 a.m – 3 p.m.  Tarzana CommunityCenter 19130 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, $2 entry.

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