Tuesday, April 15th
To encourage the rock star in all of us, this tax day customers will be given the chance to eat, drink and sing . . .for their supper! Burgeoning performers and enthusiastic vocalists will be accompanied by a live band as they sing hits and crowd pleasers to earn their free meal.
Through April 19th
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries & librarians and to promote library use & support!
Weds. April 16th
Sample seasonal, artisanal cuisine and cocktails from Downtown Culver City’s award-winning restaurants and bars. Retailers and businesses will also have specials and discounts exclusive for the event. Eat, drink and dine, enjoy live music under the stars!
Thursday, April 17th
Third Thursdays in Downtown Historic Canoga Park features over 150 independent SFV artists, musicians, muralists, crafters, artisans and merchants. This is an all inclusive, family friendly, small town celebration!
Friday, April 18th
Come enjoy a spring night on our patio listening to awesome live music by the epic Fabian Chavez Band. Cafe Demitasse, 7-10pm.
Saturday, April 19th
Join us at Los Encinos State Historic Park for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Admission is free. Donations of any amount are welcome. This is our most popular event, an Encino tradition for decades. In addition to the Egg Hunts, we will have traditional games, a blacksmith, and old-time music, tours of the historic adobe and performers in period costume.
Through April 19th
In their first collaboration since the internationally acclaimed War Horse, Bristol Old Vic’s Artistic Director Tom Morris and Cape Town’s Handspring Puppet Company reunite for an inventive new take on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy. Played out on The Broad Stage with a brilliant young cast of actors and puppeteers, this is a Dream about love, transformation, survival and song.
Saturday, April 19th
An ongoing weekly showcase for upcoming international, documentary and independent cinema!
The USC School of Cinematic Arts and the Metropolitan Opera: HD broadcast of La Boheme. Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Maija Kovalevska, Anita Hartig, and Barbara Frittoli star in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production! 12:00 noon.
In 1839, just two years after Victoria became queen of Great Britain and Ireland, the medium of photography was announced to the world. This exhibition explores the relationship between the new art form and the queen, whose passion for collecting photographs began in the 1840′s. At Getty Center, through June 8th!
Opens April 3rd
Boston Court Theatre – Victor is a ruthless fashion designer in the 1970′s at the top of his game. Skipping back and forth in time, Everything You Touch is a viciously funny look at the struggle to find an identity that’s more than skin deep.
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, and gluten free!
For the latest shows: lastagealliance.com
April 24th – May 8th
Founded in 1957, this is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. An extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation, featuring some 150 films and live events with more than 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen awards presented for cinematic excellence. The Festival attracts an annual audience of more than 70,000.
Fri. Sat. Sun. April 25th – 27th
The Lemon Festival has been an Upland tradition since 1997! Originally starting as a small celebration of the city’s citrus industry origins, it is now a town-wide affair including the Lemon Idol singing contest, delicious (and sometimes messy) food competitions, carnival rides, games and fun for everyone!
Saturday, April 26th
Receive practical information and resources that will help you plan ahead and get the most out of life! Includes a series of workshops by area professionals on the topics of Brain Fitness, Scams and Frauds, Dating after 50, Disaster Preparedness, Finding Employment after 50, Social Security, Long Term Care and the Affordable Care Act, and more!
Complimentary valet parking, continental breakfast, and lunch are included with your Conference Registration.
Saturday, April 26th
Celebrate with us as we link histories of indigenous cultures with sustainable environmental philosophies and social responsibilities! Family Activities, Live Entertainment, Urban Farming, Water Conservation, Health Care Resources! 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sat. Sun. April 26th, 27th
Taste, shop, sample and learn while supporting the local economy and local artisanal vendors at our seasonal shows and pop-up shops. Artisanal LA is a pop-up community event with weekend long seasonal shows and shops celebrating the city’s finest local, sustainable and handmade edibles.
Sunday, April 27th
As the largest privately funded Meals on Wheels program in the country, we depend on the support of caring people like you – not government funding – to create miracles of health and hope for our clients. Your donation helps deliver food and love to over 3,000 of L.A.’s homebound seniors and seriously ill adults.
April 26th to May 11th
Three weekends of adventurous short-film programs to appeal to moviegoers of all ages. Magical, exhilarating works made by acclaimed filmmakers and up-and-coming auteurs showcase work from around the globe — to inspire the whole family! Festival highlights include the latest in both live action and animated shorts.
Saturday, May 3rd
Pasadena Heritage invites you to WALK, LOOK and LISTEN as we celebrate National Preservation Month. Each Saturday in May we will feature a different tour, lecture or seminar that will educate, entertain, and highlight a unique part of Pasadena’s history and architecture.
Saturday, May 3rd is the Old Pasadena Walking Tour with Illustrated Talk!
Sunday, May 4th
Now in its 18th year, The Restoration Concert Committee brings world-class music to South Pasadena. Frequently featuring internationally-known and award-winning musicians! Proceeds promote the ongoing enhancement of the historic Community Room where the concerts are staged. 4:00pm.
Tues. May 6th
Join us the first Tuesday of every month at 11am in The Canyon for Story Time! Our special storyteller will read a new book followed by entertainment for children that may include live performances, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts and more! 11:00am to 12:00pm. Details Here!
Thursday, May 8th
The free, self-guided, public art phenomenon known as The Downtown Art Walk brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever evolving downtown Los Angeles. With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, downtown celebrates the arts each and every month on the 2nd Thursday.
Hours vary by gallery, but can typically range from Noon – 10:00pm.
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!
Upcoming Summer Season!
Tickets are on sale now for the 2014 Season! Get the seats you want for the shows you want! Pollstar magazine’s Best Major Outdoor Venue (eight years in a row!), the Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the United States!
Saturday, May 17th
Enjoy the ocean breezes high above the moonlit waves, admire the sea-themed medallions set into rose-colored walls under an arching fifty-foot ceiling studded with Tiffany chandeliers, or join the dancers on a 10,000 square foot circular floor as Dean Mora and his Avalon Ball Orchestra play hits from the 1920′s and 30′s.
Sat. Sun. May 17th, 18th
This is California’s definitive vintage marketplace for the best in vintage design, style and period pieces. Going on 30 years, the Expo continues to provide a setting where clothing, jewelry and accessories from the late 18th century to the 1990’s can be found. This event takes place five times yearly in both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Through May 18th
Our Faire is 20 acres of pure fun! 13 stages offer variety entertainment all day long. In addition, we dazzle you with a fully armored joust, the Queen and her glittering Court, amazing arts and crafts, delicious food, fine spirits, music, dance, parades, rides and games. Join us for a day of play!
Discount tickets at Goldstar!
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!
REAL PIRATES 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)
Sunday, October 5th
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!
October 5th – Heart of L.A. Downtown route.
December 7th – South Los Angeles route.
Charity – Ongoing
The mission of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels is to prepare and deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents. 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. Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is a nonprofit charitable organization that is at the heart of a charitable food distribution network that includes over 1,000 charitable agency sites throughout L.A. 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 91402For more information: vtac-vtd.org