THIS WEEKEND: What’s Happening Across Los Angeles

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Dine LA Restaurant Week is back  through July 26.   Here’s your chance to try out some new restaurants with special three course prix fixe menus  (from $15-$45 per person depending on the  restaurant.)  Check out DineLA for more information about where to find participating restaurants near you. It’s  happening in the valley and city-wide, so make your reservations now.


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Lucky Cat: The popular cat is back at No Roses Gallery with another photo exhibition of the iconic Lucky Cat by New York City photographer Sheri Lynn Behr.  Lucky Cat, also known as Maneki Neko or Beckoning Cat are accompanied at the gallery by her book LUCKY CATS, which includes some of the images on exhibit. Most of the photographs in the exhibition were taken in New York, but Lucky Cats from Los Angeles and other cities in the US are represented as well.

Friday Night Sing-a-long: Raise your voice and sing-a-long at the Music Center. No experience or talent needed — just enthusiasm and a love for singing is necessary. Song sheets provided, with musical backing by a live band. Free



Friday Flights at The Getty: If you’re nostalgic for the neon–New Wave of the 1980s, then Friday Flights is your one-way ticket there! Synthpop and electro by DJ Paul V complement the groundbreaking 1980s architecture and design seen in the exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990. Dance instructors Cynthia Harper and James Zimmer make visitors get physical with a lesson in classic 1980s dance moves. For a futuristic flashback, catch a screening of the sci-fi classic Blade Runner, then create your own totally radical fashion statement in the Smile Lounge photo booth. Special tours of Overdrive are offered at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Come in your best ’80s garb. There’ll be small prizes for the best-dressed guests!


Chinatown Summer Nights:   Food, music and culture merge at Chinatown Summer Nights this Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s.  This is the first event this summer. The next event is August 17.


West Hollywood Green Weekend: The City of West Hollywood is going “Green” again for one weekend with two very special “Green” activities to get everyone motivated to clear out their clutter, recycle some lost treasures, and pocket a little money along the way. The City’s environmentally friendly “WehoGrnWknd” (West Hollywood Green Weekend) will feature a City-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21.  The City of West Hollywood will also sponsor a free Document Shredding and Electronic Waste Collection on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at West Hollywood City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard. For more information, contact the City of West Hollywood’s Office of Environmental Services at (323) 848-6404.


Concerts on the Lawn:  The  season of outdoor concerts continues at this private home in Toluca Lake.  This Sunday,  singer/songwriter Maia Sharp will be performing for a very special LA show. If you haven’t heard her – you’re  probably familiar with her songs … “Home” by The Dixie Chicks, “Say Anything” by Edwin McCain, and collaborations with Bonnie Raitt, Art Garfunkel, Don Was for starters. Please RSVP here or email your confirmation to: to get the private address. BYOC (bring your own lawn chair) and be prepared to chill out under the trees. Suggested donation for this show is $10, cash preferred. Kids are free! For an extra $5 (total $15), you can pre pay via Paypal and have a lawn chair of your own reserved and waiting for you, front row seating. Side gate opens at 4:30 p.m.and the lawn will be totally shaded by then. Street parking is available.

Starlight Bowl: Enjoy a picnic and music with Ozomatli, who  have gone from hometown heroes to being named U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors. Their music – a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LAR&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian reggae. July 21, Gates open at 4:30 p.m.  Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Starlight 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. (818) 238-5300

Concerts on the Green at Warner Center:  The English New Wave band, A Flock of Seagulls, will be performing.  They are known for their sleek dance-pop sound were forever indebted into the 1980’s movement. The group was an MTV favorite, receiving a heavy rotation of the “I Ran” video in the summer of 1982. – Gates open at 5 p.m., concert 6-8 p.m. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.
Sububia Salon: Carina, a team member at Suburbia Salon, is fighting leukemia.  To help her raise necessary medical funds, Suburbia is offering cuts for $35 and blow-drys for $30 — for both men and women on Sunday, July 28. All proceeds will go to Carina.  To book an appointment, call 818.505.1188.




About Karen Young

Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.