July 30th through Aug. 3rd
Celebrate the history, customs, and traditions of the American Indian, Spanish, Mexican, and early American settlers that comprise the rich cultural heritage of Santa Barbara. Old Spanish Days Fiesta has grown in stature and reputation to become one of the top regional festivals in the United States!
July 31st through Aug. 3rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA is a beautiful mountain resort near Yosemite National Park—the perfect place to spend a “Blues and Brews” weekend. Outdoors among the pines and showcasing the best craft breweries in the country and top blues performers — this is Mammoth’s biggest event — 4 days of fun in the sun!
Weds. & Friday. July & 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!
Weds., July 30th: Girl Shy
Weds., August 6th: The Navigator & One Week
Friday, August 8th: The Navigator & One Week
Weds., August 13th: Speedy
Friday, August 15th: Speedy
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 1st – The Lego Movie
August 8th – Despicable Me 2
August 15th – Transformers
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
Call Friday, August 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 September 4th Free Day will be available on August 1st at 9am SHARP!
Saturday, Sept. 13th – Plan ahead!
REGISTER TODAY! What better way to spend time with your girlfriends than doing something active together that celebrates your health? Ladies, grab your bike, call your friends and join us for this new signature fundraising event for the American Diabetes Association. Why? Whether an avid cyclist or just a beginner, it is a chance to ride in sisterhood to celebrate all women living with diabetes and all those affected by the disease!
August 1st through 10th
Join us in celebrating L. Frank Baum & the Land of Oz for 50 years! Oz comes home to Coronado as the Emerald City finds life again through a festival of events: film, live theatre, musical cabaret, exhibitions, lectures, and tours of L. Frank Baum’s Coronado! We will also be celebrating the centennial of Tik-Tok of Oz and the 75th anniversary of the 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz as part of our 50th annual Winkie Con in San Diego!
Friday, August 1st
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 August 10th
FINAL WEEKS! COME JOIN THE FUN! The 2014 OC Fair, themed “Summer Starts Here,” is July 11 – August 10 and will bring 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports and fun, as well as the Super Pass, Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre and events in The Hangar and Action Sports Arena!
Sat. Sun. August 2nd, 3rd
For over 21 years, a tradition to over thousands of festival goers! We combine the best Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans sounds of music, and tons of fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style and served by authentic Cajun chefs! Enjoy a giant food court, children’s area, dance floor, two stages and beach bars — the largest Crawfish Festival outside of Louisiana, right here in Southern California!
August 1st through 3rd
Fiesta Days is the longest running celebration in the Mountain Communities with people from all over flocking to the mountains to participate in the three day festival! Show off your pets in the Pet Show, test your luck in one of the many family games, enjoy live music all weekend, shop a wide variety of vendors, and taste a wide assortment of foods!
Sunday, Aug. 3rd
This one-day, FREE Family-Oriented Festival of Lemons spans 6 blocks of Third Avenue between E and G Streets. The event features live entertainment, arts and crafts displays, children’s amusements, our world-famous Lemon Pie Eating Contest and so much more including…of course everything lemon! 10:00am until 5:00pm.
“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)
Ongoing through August 30th
Buy your tickets now – they always sell out!
A stage show of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, live narration, intricate sets, expert staff, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers create a truly incredible experience!
Monday, August 4th
Chicago Style Stepping! Prepare to dance the night away with the LA Steppers Connection dancers, who will lead participants through social dances set to irresistible Jazz, Soul and R&B beats!
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. JAM Sessions are participatory and centered around movement and music. 7:00pm. TICKETS ARE FREE!
Tues. August 5th
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, August 7th
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!
Saturday, August 9th
Part food event, part summer party! 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; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!
Saturday, August 9th
NELAart is based in Highland Park and consists of galleries and art organizations located in Northeast Los Angeles who are dedicated to increase the visibility of the thriving arts community in the area. Grab someone you love, get some dinner, and enjoy some art!
Sat. Sun. August 9th, 10th
LA Opera offers an in-depth youth Opera Camp for singers and non-singers ages 9-17. This unique program has a playful, yet intense focus, offering individual attention and peer collaboration that culminates in community performances alongside professionals.
For Opera Camp 2014, LA Opera presents The White Bird of Poston in four free performances on August 9 and 10 at noon and 2:00pm. Performances will take place at the historic Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood! Free tickets will be available starting Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:00am.
Thursday, August 14th
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org We will confirm with final details and the specific location in Sherman Oaks.
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!
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!
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!
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.