Weds. & Fridays. August
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents an innovative, unique, entertaining and diverse program of exceptional performances, film and lectures! Come join us for some classic silent films, starring Harold Lloyd, Charlie Chaplin, and Buster Keaton!
Friday, August 15th: Speedy
Weds., August 20th: Modern Times
Friday, August 22nd: Modern Times
Free Movies! Under the Stars! Fridays at Sundown! Movies will be held on the Rooftop Parking Deck at the Dining Terrace entrance. Showtime starts at sundown, between 8 & 8:30pm with seating opening at 6pm.
August 15th – Transformers
Friday, August 15th
Unwind and enjoy beautiful Barnsdall Park as the sun is setting from the gated green of the West Lawn of the historic Hollyhock House. Silverlake Wine will present four selections of boutique, small production, artisan wines from around the globe. All profits from the wine tastings benefit Barnsdall Art Park Foundation! Bring a picnic and enjoy our great California weather! Through September 5th!
Last Weeks – through Sept. 7th
Our 2014 LA Idea House in Manhattan Beach, our first in Los Angeles, is a 4,500-square-foot, 4-bedroom/5.5-bathroom home located just seven miles from LAX and one-and-a-half miles from the beach. Designed by DISC Interiors, come see this ultimate modern beach house! The home will be published in the November issue of Sunset!
Saturday, Aug. 16th
Hooray for Hollywood! The who’s who of Hollywood is coming out to play with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS with special guest star appearances by powerhouse vocalists Maureen McGovern, Debby Boone, and Kevin Earley with iconic songs such as “The Way You Look Tonight,” “The Sound of Music,” “The Man That Got Away,” and “Stormy Weather!”
Sat. Sun. August 16th, 17th
Nidhi (Origin Sanskrit: a treasure). Nidhi is an initiative to sell New, Gently Used, & Vintage jewelry, textiles, & art from India. Over the years, Malathi Iyengar has returned to India frequently to work with artists. Many of the jewelry and textiles are directly from India and cannot be easily obtained here in the U.S.A.
Funds received from the sale will support Rangoli Dance Company.
To attend this exclusive sale (3:00pm to 5:00pm), please indicate your interest via e-mail to email@example.com We will confirm with final details and the specific location in Sherman Oaks.
August 9th through 17th
Enjoyed by thousands every summer, come join the greater Japanese American community at the 74th Annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. One of the nation’s longest running ethnic festivals of its kind, the festival showcases free Japanese cultural events, activities and exhibits, including music and entertainment, food and fun games!
Sunday, Aug. 17th
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs presents the 9th Annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series. Bring a picnic, blanket, beach chair, and family and friends of all ages for a sampling of jazz each Sunday in August! In addition to dessert trucks, for the first time we’ll also have rotating food trucks at each concert to serve hungry picnickers!
“FINDING OUR FAMILIES,
MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE
This exhibit showcases the diversity within the personal histories of poet and best-selling author, Dr. Maya Angelou; award-winning actor and comedian, Billy Crystal; multiple Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana; and National League MVP and former Manager of the New York Yankees, Joe Torre.
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 Norton Simon Museum
The Nethercutt Collection Natural History Museum
MOCA Skirball Cultural Center
Balboa Park’s Museums (San Diego) Long Beach Museum of Art
Bergamot Station / Santa Monica Museum of Art Japanese American National Museum
Autry National Center of the American West Aquarium of the Pacific
The Huntington (Art Collections, Botanical Gardens) Museum of Tolerance
The Museum of Jurassic Technology
LA STAGE ALLIANCE DISCOUNT TICKETS
Fountain Theatre – THE BROTHERS SIZE: After a homecoming in the bayous of Louisiana, the Size brothers, Ogun and Oshoosi, try to start fresh. This haunting, funny, and heartbreaking tour de force probes sexuality, coming of age, and the bonds of family as the brothers struggle to discover identity and to unearth a new sense of freedom.
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!
Love movies? Well, California and Los Angeles have a nearly infinite variety of film festivals and venues to explore movies from around the world, and from Hollywood’s rich past! Multi-plexes are a dime-a-dozen, but we’ve gathered for you a listing of unique and special places where you can enjoy the full breadth of this incredible art form. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know!
Echo Park Film Center (screenings and classes)
USC School of Cinematic Arts – Free film screenings!
The American Cinematheque (The Egyptian & The Aero)
New Beverly Cinema
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (screenings and exhibitions)
Old Town Music Hall
Los Angeles Conservancy (Last Remaining Seats summer festival)
Los Angeles Film Forum
Electric Dusk Drive-In (outdoors!)
Street Food Cinema (outdoors!)
LACMA Film Program
UC Santa Barbara (Arts & Lectures film program)
Los Angeles has an impressive collection of Flea Markets, where you can find great antiques, unique gifts, thrift items and support independent local businesses! Enjoy our famous Southern California weather while you treasure hunt!
Pasadena City College Flea Market
– First Sunday every month.
Rose Bowl Flea Market
– Second Sunday every month.
Melrose Trading Post
– Every Saturday & Sunday.
Long Beach Antique Market
– Third Sunday every month.
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!
Canoga Park Farmers Market ONEgeneration Encino Farmers Market
Santa Monica Melrose Place
North Hollywood Studio City
Downtown Burbank Santa Monica
Pasadena (Victory Park) Hollywood
FIND A FARMER’S MARKET NEAR YOU:
ccfm.com (California Certified Farmers Markets) farmernet.com
Raw Inspiration Ventura County Certified Farmers Markets
Harbor Area Farmers Markets
Monday, August 18th
Who doesn’t love a good tango? Oxygen Tango’s intro to improvised social Argentine tango make learning this beloved dance style fun and easy. Come solo, with a partner or with friends.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. JAM Sessions are participatory and centered around movement and music. 7:00pm. TICKETS ARE FREE!
Weds. August 20th
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, Aug. 21st
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, Aug. 22nd
COCKTAILS IN HAVANA
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FUNDRAISER
Santa Rosa Valley (Camarillo)
Come join us for a fundraiser benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County brought to you by Real Estate Partners. Have you ever experienced a freshly rolled cigar? Do you know how wine, cognac, tequila and vodka is made? Come enjoy an evening of fun, food and an array of spirits & cigars. (Of course, non-smokers are welcome!)
August 22nd through 24th
A three day BBQ Extravaganza featuring the WORLD’S BEST BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork, Tri-tip, Sausages, Chicken and more! The competition is fierce and the flavors rich as National Award Winning Rib Cookers of America and local grillers produce the best that their secret recipes have to offer. Children’s area! Music! Dancing! See you out on the dance floor!
Sat. August 23rd
Now in its second year, these performances unite world renowned performers with LA County based artists. Proceeds from the series benefit the Ford Theatre Foundation.
Aug. 23rd: John Adams’ I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky
Sept. 13th: Ezralow Dance
Sat. August 23rd
The Producers of The Legendary California Beer Festival are proud to introduce the Inaugural Tequila & Taco Music Festival from 11am-5:30pm in downtown Santa Cruz at beautiful San Lorenzo Park! Join us for a day of fun in the sun sampling top-shelf Tequilas, sip on award winning margaritas while you indulge on gourmet tacos! Live music all day, Craft Beer and Art Vendors in a picturesque park setting!
Sat. Sun. August 23rd, 24th
SHAKE it UP at the end of summer with a fresh and booming cocktail and culinary scene at the San Diego Spirits Festival! The preeminent West Coast COCKTAIL CULINARY and CULTURAL event where the world of CRAFT spirits, high profile liquors and fine cuisine can be enjoyed while overlooking a sun-drenched San Diego Bay!
Weds., August 27th
Science Friday is headed to the movies! Join us for a special live event that explores the science behind movie magic. Ira and the SciFri staff will join KPCC’s Sanden Totten at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. for an entertaining and thought-provoking evening all about the science of cinema. The entire show will be taped for later broadcast!
August 29th, 30th, 31st
The annual Labor Day weekend celebration of the Southern California culinary scene! A who’s-who of LA Times critics’ best-reviewed restaurants – Girasol, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, Fishing with Dynamite, Border Grill, Chichén Itzá, Acabar – is set to serve signature dishes during the festival with more to come. The Taste will transform Paramount Pictures Studios’ backlot into the ultimate epicurean pop-up and block party!
Aug. 29th through Sept. 28th
The Los Angeles County Fair has something for everyone — themed attractions, a carnival midway, concerts, FairKids Field Trips, community events, wine tasting, horse racing and lots and lots of shopping and Fair food! See you in August!
Sat. August 30th
Ascend to the lush grassy hilltop of Elings Park to experience California’s premier tequila tasting event! Presented by The Berry Man, Inc. and Number Juan Tequila, while benefiting the Elings Park Foundation, the Legal Aid Foundation, and the Pacific Pride Foundation. Imbibe from over 50 premium hand selected tequilas and mezcales. Savor gourmet appetizers from top local chefs! Enjoy live musical entertainment!
On the last Sunday of each month, LAVA welcomes interested individuals to gather in downtown Los Angeles (Noon-2pm), for a structured Salon featuring formal presentations and opportunities to meet and connect with one another! August 31st: Presentations “Charlie Parker’s Central Avenue Jazz” and “Living a Magickal Life.” The Salon will be followed by a free walking tour, “The Flaneur & The City: Broadway on My Mind.”
Call Monday, Sept. 1st
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 should be requested online. No more tickets are available for August 7th Free Day, but tickets for October 2nd Free Day will be available on Sept. 1st at 9am SHARP!
Tues. September 2nd
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.
Thursday, Sept. 4th
San Fernando Valley’s first Thursday Night Market, an event that will bring together 50 vendors, 10 food trucks, a four-hour happy hour at Pool Bar, dinner specials at New Patio Cafe, live music and more! On the first Thursday of every month, from now until October, in the front lot of the Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel!
Thursday, Sept. 11th
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.
Friday, Sept. 12th
Join us for an evening of film, food, art, music, tech — all made with Kickstarter. Before the screening, some of our favorite LA-based creators will show off everything from gourmet reuben sandwiches to a mobile astronomical observatory to the “world’s fastest hot tub.” 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
Saturday, Sept. 13th
A Fundraiser Benefiting The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery! EAT: Food Trucks & Catering curated by Lesley Balla, renowned LA food and lifestyle writer! DRINK: Wine, Beer & Spirits curated by Silverlake Wine! ART: Silent Auction, Performance Art, and Participatory Art! MUSIC: KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox; Live performances by musicians appearing on “The Voice,” “American Idol,” and “The X Factor!”
Saturday, Sept. 13th
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Zhongqiu Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated by the Chinese dating back over 3,000 years. This free event offers exciting roaming cultural acts such as lion dancers and kung fu artists performing against the magical neon backdrop of LA Chinatown! Enjoy hands-on cultural workshops, art gallery openings, food trucks, artisans, plus shopping and dining!
Sat. Sun. September 20th, 21st
Ending Ventura County Beer Week is THE Legendary California Beer Festival (CBF) back at beautiful Mission Park in downtown Ventura! Saturday Sept. 20th, come experience Craft Beer Heaven with over 130 craft beers on tap, food trucks and live music throughout the day! Sunday is the Blues & BBQ Festival!
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.
Saturday, Nov. 8th
CoffeeCon is a one-day consumer coffee festival. Taste the world’s different coffee, locally roasted every conceivable way, brew using many different methods. Expert presenters share secrets to expand your taste buds and coffee consciousness. Classes and hands-on labs empower and expand your own coffee brewing at home!
Charity – Ongoing
St. Vincent Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers nutritious meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents.
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.
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.