This Weekend: Summer Happenings All Over Los Angeles

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Hairspray Dance-Along at Grand Park:  Bring your best poodle skirt, bouffant, and 60’s moves (like the “stricken chicken”!) for a screening under the stars of celebrating the 25th anniversary of John Waters’ cult classicHairspray. Shake a tail feather with free dance lessons and food trucks throughout the night. FREE.  6:30 p.m.-11 p.m.Presented in partnership with LA Film Fest and Dance Camera West. Grand Park’s Performance Lawn (between Grand and Hill),200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Sing-Along at Disney Hall:  Attention all Pop Divas and Divos! Singers of all levels are welcome.  There’s easy-to-use song sheets with a list that  includes songs from: Barbara Streisand, Beyonce, Celine Dion, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. Admission is FREE. First come, First served. 6 p.m.


The 7th Annual Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival: Eat and drink on the Roof Top of Mercedes Benz in Calabasas June 21– 22. Your ticket includes a special tasting of world class wines, beers, spirits, and delicious food, all while helping to raise money for Free Arts for Abused Children.  Click here for times and tickets


Take a Walk in Movie History: King Gillette Ranch was home to early MGM Director Clarence Brown who made films and threw star-studded parties. Now you can take a story-filled walk on Saturday, June 22  from 10 a.m.- noon through this still active filming location. Meet at parking lot to left of pond. Free program, parking inside park $7. King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas.

1st Annual First Saturday of Summer Bar Hop: Hop from bar to bar via a luxury coach, spending around an hour at each bar, enjoying drink and food specials and tackling interactive challenges to score points and win prizes. Visit The Belmont, Cabo Cantina, The Den, Fatty’s, The Parlor, & Rock & Reilly’s. The  entrance fee raises money for the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation.  $10 in advance; $20 at the door.  For tickets and more info, click here.

Free Movie at Beeman Park The Studio City Neighborhood Council is sponsoring this free movie night from 7:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. with a screening of Despicable Me starting at around 8 p.m.  Bring a picnic basket or buy refreshments at the snack bar.  Studio City Recreation Center, 12621 Rye Ave., Studio City.

Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl: It promises to be a musically power-packed night and you can still get tickets. It’s the annual Hall of  Fame concert with inductees Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Patti Austin and John Legend. Angela Bassett will host, supported by Stevie Wonder, Darren Criss and Arsenio Hall as presenters.  The Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles will also perform. This concert benefit the LA Phil and its educational programs.  The finale will be a fireworks spectacular.


CicLAvia: Iconic Wilshire Boulevard is the theme for this no car day with five  miles of Wilshire Boulevard turned into a car-free, safe, family-friendly place for exploring the city from a new perspective and at a leisurely pace. CicLAvia is free and welcomes Angelenos of all ages, interests, and every kind of non-automotive transit imaginable – from sneakers to stilts and bikes to trikes. (Members of the city’s vibrant canine community are also welcome, provided that they are accompanied by an adult and properly leashed.)  The event will connect One Wilshire in Downtown Los Angeles to Fairfax Avenue along Miracle Mile. These two anchor hubs will feature pedestrian zones with performers, activities sponsored by several fantastic museums, programming by some of our community partners, food trucks and more. Additional hubs along the route include MacArthur Park, Koreatown and Mid-Wilshire.The day will also include a free, downloadable podcast by architectural researcher and commentator Edward Lifson, a Guide to Wilshire Boulevard by Catherine Gudis and designed by Colleen Corcoran, a family friendly workshop inspired by the Googie-centric geometry of the 1950s with artist Marni Gittleman, and more. Sunday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Topanga Vintage Market:  No need to traipse out to Long Beach, Santa Monica or the Rose Bowl. It’s the second event for this specialized market featuring authentic vintage goods and collectibles with over 150booths. Westfield is also offering special deals with WowPow passes up to 20% off at Macy’s, personal Wacoal lingerie fittings, and other fun perks! This Sunday, June 22 from 8 a.m – 3 p.m. at the Westfield Promenade, and the fourth Sunday of every month.  

Concert on the Green: Groove withThe Marshall Tucker Band  on Sunday at 6 p.m.  It’s FREE! Bring a picnic and chairs. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments below!

About Karen Young

Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.