This Weekend: Memorial Day Weekend Super Sales, Festivals, Music, Movies, Food, Art and More Across Los Angeles

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Street Food Cinema and Stand By Me: It’s a summer event series that features outdoor movies, gourmet food trucks and music from emerging Los Angeles musicians every Saturday this summer from Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day weekend. Movies will be presented with cinema quality sound and projection on a screen that is 40 feet wide by 22 feet high! Opening night on May 25 features STAND BY ME based on the Stephen King short story “The Body,” director Rob Reiner’s easygoing nostalgia piece starring River Phoenix, WilWheaton and Corey Feldman…and performing live with his band will be Corey Feldman.  Food trucks this week include: Don Chow, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Good Greek Grub, Trailer Park Truck, Grilled Cheese Truck, India Jones, Sweet Arleen’s and Perk Up Coffee Mobile.  Bring your friends, family, and even your dog. WHEN: Every Saturday this summer from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Doors open at 5:30p.m. Band plays at 6:30p.m. Movie begins at 8: p.m.. WHERE: Exposition Park near USC ( field in front of the Coliseum), 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. The $10 grounds fee includes access to food trucks, entertainment, park amenities and free movie. Group rates are also available for 4 people or more


The 24th Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival 2013: It’s a full weekend of nonstop entertainment featuring international and award winning Cajun, Creole, Blues and Zydeco music acts, food booths, crafts booths, a kids area featuring bouncers, rock walls, specialty acts, crafts and talent shows. Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Kids under 5, free; Kids 5 – 12, $15; Adults (13 and up): $18. Simi Valley residents get a $ 3 discount at the box office with ID or online using their zip code as an access code.


40th Annual Valley Greek Festival: Enjoy a cultural experience for the entire family with live music, dancing, gourmet food, homemade pastries, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, a Greek market, and a variety of shopping boutiques. This admission-free fundraiser is the largest festival of its kind in the area. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 1 p.m. — 9 p.m., St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 9501 Balboa Blvd., Northridge. Free admission; cost for food.

40th Annual Topanga Days Fair: There will be live music on three stages, food and beverages, clothing, jewelry and art by local artisans and a variety of environmentally conscious products and services. On Monday, the Memorial Day Parade starts at 9 a.m. Topanga Community Club Grounds, 1440 North Topanga Canyon Blvd. (323) 203-4844. $20, free shuttle service along Topanga.


Mexican  Art Show & Sale:  Enjoy an extraordinary variety of Oaxacan wood carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery and Zapotec rugs. Meet premier Oaxacan wood carver Jacobo Angeles and master Mata Ortiz potter Jorge Quintana.Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check website.


Topanga Vintage Market:  No need to traipse out to Long Beach, Santa Monica or the Rose Bowl. This specialized market featues authentic vintage goods and collectibles with over 160 booths. This Sunday, May 26 from 8 a.m – 3 p.m. at the Westfield Promenade, and the fourth Sunday of every month. In honor of Memorial Day, there’s  free admission to all active duty military families .Read the My Daily Find article about their first market last month here!

 Jazz/Reggae Festival : Kick off the summer in Westwood with live music, food, and live art.  Headliners of the 27th annual festival include Santigold, Common, Ziggy Marley and many more. $30-65. UCLA Intramural Field, 405 Hilgard Ave., Westwood.




Memorial Day Parade and Festival in Canoga Park: Monday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Along Sherman Way from Owensmouth Ave. to Desoto, Canoga Park.  Watch the Memorial Day Parade and then enjoy a festival with food, music, and and after parade entertainment at Quimby Park in Canoga Park.  Free.

Free Day at LACMA: Celebrate Memorial Day on Monday from noon to 8 p.m. with FREE general admission to the permanent galleries and non-ticketed exhibitions. Enjoy a live performance by Musicantica at 12:30 and 2:45. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection extending from ancient times to the present.Los Angeles County Museum of Art  with bilingual tours, free programs, art-making activities, and live music by the Music of China Ensemble at UCLA. Performances at 12:30 and 2:45 pm. 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles.


Hotel Surplus Outlet Annual Blow-Out Sale   Now through May 31, this enormous furniture warehouse is having its  annual blow out parking lot, warehouse and clearance sale on furniture and accessories with discounts on prices already slashed 50%-90%.  Tables, chairs, sofas, tables, lamps, drapes and more…as low as $10!  There’s even kitchen appliances. Click here for a rundown on what’s available.    Read all about it in this archived article from My Daily Find.

No Roses Gallery owned by Lisa Sirlin Hall and Tracy Hall, features  jewelry artists, fine artists and fine crafters.  You’ll find an eclectic, unique selection of jewelry for both men and women made from a variety of metals, silver, gold, semi-precious gemstones, textured glass, leather, petrified stone, wood and industrial fiber.  Many of the unique pieces are under $100. And brand new to New Roses — beautiful, big bling by Beverly Friedman, L.A., jewelry designer to the stars. Her fabulously bold, colorful gemstone jewelry is all over the red carpet.    Get 20% off all designers with MY DAILY FIND through May 31.  13624 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks (818) 986-1246

The Saturday Sale: Get downtown to the California Market Center  this Saturday (and there’s clothes for men and kids too!).  Peruse through such designers such as DKNY, Single, Young Fabulous & Broke, The Loom Lodge in LA, XCVI, Kay Celine, My Tribe, ZZLACA, Stiletto, Staples USA, Alberto Makali, Color Me Cotton, California Connections(jewelry & accessories), River Up (hats), Mesmerize, Christine Alexander, Doctrine Apparel, MG Concepts, Cordova Enterprise (jewelry& accessories) City Girl, David Cline, Nu Paris. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Hollywood Pianos Memorial Day Parking Lot Sale is happening Saturday to Monday from 10a.m.-6 p.m. Save 35%-75% on new and used pianos from concert grands to digital pianos. Find hundreds of pianos all in one place by Steinway, Estonia, Young Chang, George Steck, Samick, Albert Weber, Roland, Yamaha and more. Used uprights start at $199, Used grand pianos start at $495, New uprights start at $1995 and new grands start at $2995. Digital pianos start at $199. 323 South Front Street, Burbank (818) 954-8500


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