Events

April 24th – May 8th

San Francisco Film Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.57TH ANNUAL
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL

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.

Details Here!


Saturday, April 26th

Fritz Coleman - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.CONFERENCE ON AGING
Pasadena

 

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.

Details Here!


Saturday, April 26th

Olvera Street - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.NUESTRA TIERRA
84TH ANNIVERSARY
OLVERA STREET
Los Angeles

 

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

Details Here!


Sat. Sun. April 26th, 27th

Artisanal LA - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.ARTISINAL LA
SPRING SHOW
Downtown Los Angeles

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.

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Sunday, April 27th

Walk Bike-a-thon - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.19TH ANNUAL
ST. VINCENT MEALS ON WHEELS
WALK BIKE-A-THON
Los Angeles

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. 

Details Here!


April 26th to May 11th

REDCAT Children's Film Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.9TH ANNUAL
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL
Los Angeles

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.

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Ongoing First Thursday, May 1st

The Huntington - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.FREE DAY
HUNTINGTON GARDENS
Pasadena

The art collections and botanical gardens are eye-popping, definitely one of the crown jewels of Los Angeles. But ticket prices have become exorbitant. EncinoMom to the rescue!

All non-member visitors must have a ticket. Tickets are free and can be requested online or by calling our ticketing agency at 800-838-3006. No more tickets are available for May 1 Free Day, but tickets for June 5 Free Day will be available on May 1 at 9 a.m.

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Ongoing!

The Galapagos Affair - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR:
SATAN CAME TO EDEN
Los Angeles

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930′s murder mystery! Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the press sensationalizes their exploits, others flock there—including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese Baroness and her two lovers. Things would never be the same.

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Ongoing!

LA STAGE ALLIANCE DISCOUNT TICKETS Everything You Touch - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

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 


Saturday, May 3rd

Old Pasadena Walking Tour - Events Los Angeles and California Listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.NATIONAL PRESERVATION MONTH
Pasadena

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!

Details Here!


Sunday, May 4th

South Pasadena, Library - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.RESTORATION CONCERTS
SOUTH PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY

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.

Details Here!


Tues. May 6th

Story Time - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.STORY TIME WESTFIELD TOPANGA MALL
Canoga Park

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

Downtown Art Walk - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.DOWNTOWN ART WALK
Los Angeles

 

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. 

Details Here!


Ongoing!

Mr. Peabody & Sherman - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN Los Angeles

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!

Details Here!
WATCH ENCINOMOM INTERVIEW WITH TIFFANY WARD!


Upcoming Summer Season!

Hollywood Bowl - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.HOLLYWOOD BOWL

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!

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Thursday, May 15th

Third Thursdays Canoga Park - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.THIRD THURSDAYS
Canoga Park

 

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!

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Saturday, May 17th

Avalon Ball - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.12TH ANNUAL AVALON BALL
Catalina Island

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.

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Sat. Sun. May 17th, 18th

Vintage Fashion Expo - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.VINTAGE FASHION EXPO
Los Angeles

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.

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Through May 18th

Renaissance Faire - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.RENAISSANCE FAIRE
Irwindale

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!

Details Here!


Weds. May 21st

Culver City - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.DOWNTOWN CULVER CITY’S
THIRD WEDNESDAYS

 

 

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!

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Through May 26th

Forest Lawn Museum - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.DREW & BOB: MASTERS OF MOVIE ART
Glendale

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 JonesBack to the FutureRambo and Star Wars film series.

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Sat. Sun. July 19th, 20th

Watermelon Festival - Events Los Angeles And California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.53RD ANNUAL WATERMELON FESTIVAL Arcadia

 

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! 

Details Here!


Museum Events

Real Pirates - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

REAL PIRATES NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
San Diego

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!

Details Here! 

 

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 2014 - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.CICLAVIA
Los Angeles

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.

Details Here! 


Charity – Ongoing

Charity - Events California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.GIVE – CONTRIBUTE – CHARITY

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.


Historic Sites

USS Iowa - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.USS IOWA San Pedro

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.

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Farmer’s Markets

EXPORE A FARMER’S MARKET NEAR YOU!Echo Park Farmers Market - Events California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

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.

ONEgeneration Encino Farmers’ Market -
Sundays, 8am to 1pm.
17400 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys.

A FARMER’S MARKET NEAR YOU:
projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets
experiencela.com
ccfm.com (California Certified Farmers Markets)
farmernet.com 


Community Project

SAVE LOS ENCINOS HISTORIC STATE PARK!Los Encinos - Events California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

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


Thursdays

Child Safety Seat - Events California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.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