Thurs. March 6th
Outside the Box [Office] is an ongoing weekly showcase for upcoming international, documentary and independent cinema!
“American Addict” (7:00PM)
American Addict unveils how America has gone from the land of the free to the land of the addicted. America represents 5% of the world’s population but consumes 50% of the world’s prescription pills and over 80% of the world’s prescription narcotics. This film reveals the relationships between the FDA, big Pharma, physicians and the media.
Click here for reservations. All screenings are free of charge and open to the public, unless otherwise noted!
For more information: cinema.usc.edu
March 6th through 9th
The leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 60,000 industry professionals and 3,000 exhibits to the Anaheim Convention Center. Rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the U.S. by Tradeshow Week! Register TODAY!
Friday, March 7th
Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell) is a business titan, inventor, scientist, Nobel Laureate, gourmand, and genius… who also happens to be a dog! Using his most ingenious invention, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman (Max Charles) hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events!
Sun. March 9th
The 2014 ASICS LA Marathon will be the fifth running of the wildly popular Stadium to the Sea course, which runs from Dodger Stadium to the Pacific Ocean, passing many of L.A.’s world-famous landmarks along the way. Among the highlights are Walt Disney Concert Hall, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Rodeo Drive and the Santa Monica Pier. Street Closure Info. Here!
Through March 9th
In its last weeks at the Reagan Library, this exhibition shows never before seen objects and documents from the CIA, KGB, FBI, National Reconnaissance Office and the clandestine world of spies! The nearly 300 documents and spy gadgets on display – many of which have never before been seen – or even known – reveal an unseen picture of the mysterious world of espionage.
March 13th through 16th
What do the Grand Canyon, a heart, a rock band, and animated characters have in common? Architects, designers and builders will join forces to create large-scale structures made entirely of canned foods for the Canstruction LA design/build competition to benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Join us for this fun, kid-friendly event connecting generosity and creativity.
Tuesday, March 18th
The Biggest Baby Shower Ever is like no other baby shower you’ve ever seen! With over 50 of the best companies in the baby industry, it’s a one stop shop to test out, touch, feel and get educated on everything you can possibly need for your growing family. Enjoy mingling with other expectant and new parents while you enjoy sweet treats, mocktails and more in an elegant setting.
Sunday, April 6th
CicLAvia temporarily removes cars from L.A. streets – and the streets fill up with smiles!
CicLAvia makes the streets safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. There are activities along the route!
CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free street events!
April 6th – Iconic Wilshire Blvd. route.
October 5th – Heart of L.A. Downtown route.
December 7th – South Los Angeles route.
Monday, April 7th
Rosalind Wiseman, parenting and bullying expert and New York Times bestselling author of Queen Bees and Wannabees, the book behind the movie Mean Girls, will be speaking at Temple Beth Hillel.
After her presentation, there will be book sales, author signing and a complimentary reception. Buy your tickets now while they last! Everyone is welcome!
Through May 26th
Featuring the illustration and fine art of Drew Struzan and Bob Peak, visit one of the great secrets of Los Angeles, the Forest Lawn Museum!
“One of the most imaginative and prolific illustrators of the 20th century, Robert Peak revolutionized advertising in the film industry and is considered the ‘Father of the modern movie poster.’ “ — bobpeak.com
Drew Struzan has created over 150 movie posters, including all of the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Rambo and Star Wars film series.
Sat. Sun. July 19th, 20th
Featuring watermelon carving demonstrations and recipe contests, watermelon eating contests, seed spitting contests, wearable art contests for both humans and their four legged friends, and…the return of the greased watermelon races!
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Discover the perils and privileges of 18th century pirate life as you explore more than 200 authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck of the ship Whydah in 1717!
Links to more museums . . .more adventures!
Heritage Square Museum The Gamble House
LACMA (LA County Museum of Art) Griffith Observatory
The Paley Center (TV & Radio) L.A. Conservancy
Hammer Museum The Getty
California Science Center The Huntington (Art Collections, Botanical Gardens)
The Nethercutt Collection The Norton Simon Museum
MOCA Bergamot Station / Santa Monica Museum of Art
Natural History Museum Autry National Center of the American West
Balboa Park’s Museums (San Diego)
Discount Theater Tickets
Santa Monica Playhouse presents “Alice and The Wonderful Tea Party.” Strongly recommended! hails LA PARENT as Alice accepts a party invitation to visit the wonderful Wonderland characters of her youth. A zany musical comedy for kids ages 2 to 102!
LA Stage Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building appreciation and support for the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles for nearly thirty-five years!
Check out their web site for many shows offering discount tickets! Get out of the house! Have fun at a live performance! Naturally in 3-D! Gluten Free!
For the latest shows: lastagealliance.com
Charity – Ongoing
GIVE – CONTRIBUTE – CHARITY
St. Vincent Meals on Wheels
Downtown Women’s Center
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
The mission of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels is to prepare and deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents across Los Angeles.
Founded in 1978, the Downtown Women’s Center is the only resource in L.A. that is exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of homeless and low-income women in downtown’s Skid Row community.
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is a nonprofit charitable organization that has been serving the disadvantaged of our community since 1973. We are at the heart of a charitable food distribution network that includes over 1,000 charitable agency sites throughout Los Angeles County.
The famed battleship, USS IOWA, was ordered on July 1, 1939, commissioned on Feb. 22, 1943, and served our country for almost 50 years. She was designated the “World’s Greatest Naval Ship” because of her big guns, heavy armor, fast speed, longevity and modernization flexibility, which allowed her to keep pace with technology.
Los Angeles has a rich landscape of Farmer’s Markets! Somewhere near you there are local producers of fresh fruits, vegetables, and foods of all sorts and descriptions! It’s a wonderful way to connect with folks right here in California! Pull up a chair at California’s Table!
Two farmer’s markets to explore this weekend:
Canoga Park Farmers’ Market – Saturdays, 9am to 1pm. On Owensmouth Ave. between Sherman Way & Wyandotte St.
This is a community network dedicated to saving Los Encinos State Historic Park! SaveLosEncinos.org is a place where people can find out about volunteering, get information, and get involved! This is a great one stop site for everything Los Encinos!
Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark St.,
Encino, CA 91436-1068
For more information: savelosencinos.org
Child Safety Seat Inspection & Installation
These inspections are held at various locations throughout the San Fernando Valley. A Certified Child Seat Instructor / Technician will inspect your child’s seat at no charge to help protect your child’s ride in the vehicle.
7:30 am to 11:30 am – by appointment please.
Call for appointment: (818) 644-8143
Valley Traffic Advisory Council
7870 Nollan Place,
Panorama City, CA 91402
For more information: vtac-vtd.org