Looking for something fun to do around the San Fernando Valley for the remainder of April? Here’s a few ideas of things going on!

Friday 04/18/14

Chatsworth– Spend your Good Friday by enjoying a free concert given by Christian artist Michael Card at the Garden Christian Fellowship.  Doors open at 7:30pm

Los AngelesBig Bunny’s Spring fling is hopping over to the LA Zoo. It’s all about bunnies, painting and crafts. If work prohibits you from enjoying the festivities, try another day this weekend–the event runs all Easter weekend!

Northridge– Pho-King Delicious hosts their Friday Night Showcase, this week highlighting musicians Bryan Chan, Piper Grey, and Brainard and Russell.  Event starts at 7pm – no cover charge.

West Hollywood– It’s time for Horrible Movie Night!  Yell and roast “Laser Mission” and win prizes for the best one liners of the night.  If MST3K was your favorite show, then head to the NerdMelt Showroom for your own live version.  Starts at 9pm.

West LA– The Los Angeles Children’s Theater is putting on a performance of the Reluctant Dragon, a tale to help children deal with bullying, self confidence, and self esteem.  This sweet story is fun for all ages.  Play runs thru 4/20 and has a Dragon Faire after the show.

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Easter Eggs by Christian Cable @Flickr

Saturday 04/19/14

Burbank-The Burbank Art Festival runs 4/19-20 and features digital artists, sculptors and street artists.  Event is open from 10am-5pm each day and will feature hundreds of exhibits!

Chatsworth– One of the local churches is providing a Free Car Wash and BBQ as a way to give back to the community.  All are welcome!

Downtown– Grand Park has been making a splash this past year, and their Dia de los Ninos (day of the children) is no different.  An event from 11-4 pm with everything from storytelling to craft making to dancing.

Downtown– Couldn’t afford to go to Coachella but still want in on some great music?  Head to see Brokechella.  Now in it’s fourth year, cARTel puts on it’s own version of the music festival.

Downtown– The annual Blessing of the Animals takes place on historic Olvera Street.  Bring your pets to be blessed or enjoy the free petting zoo and pony rides instead.

Echo Park – Hunt for eggs, enjoy games, and win prizes at the free Kids Easter Spectacular at Echo Park Lake

Glendale- If you’ve always dreamed of saving the world one solar panel at a time, then Glendale’s Solar Discovery Faire might be exactly what Neil DeGrasse Tyson has ordered for you.

Newhall– If outdoors is more your thing, then spring into spring with bird watching offered at Towsley Canyon. Every level of bird watcher welcome.

Pasadena– Kid Space Museum has always been all for the kids–even those young at heart, and their Egg Hunt is no different.  Held over two days and broken up by age group, kids will be sure to find something they’ll enjoy!

Pasadena- The City of Pasadena will also be doing its own Egg Hunts as well in Villa-Parke and Robinson Park.  Hop into line for your picture with the Easter Bunny too!

Santa Monica– The Rustic Canyon Recreation Center’s Spring Festival is a great event with all the goodies, food, rides, games and face painting you could want.  The main attraction: a free egg hunt.

Winnetka– Come and get your search on with over 2000 eggs to be found at the  Giant Easter Egg Hunt at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.  A free event for all, live music, lunch, and gift baskets for the kiddos are all included.


Sunday 04/20/14

Happy Easter!

HollywoodEaster service at the Famed Hollywood bowl is truly a faithful experience for those wishing to feel connected.

North HollywoodReality Redefined, an Easter Service at East Valley High School.  This service has tons of music, and Easter egg hunt and brunch after service.

Santa Monica– Snow White is in town at the Promenade play house.  This timeless story is brought to life with little tykes but fun for all ages.


Friday 04/25/14

Granada Hills- Need to get your spring cleaning on? The Water and Power Community Credit union is holding a Free Paper Shredding event.  Bring down those documents down to be shredded. Event runs from 10am-1pm

Santa Clarita- Well, Yeehaw!  All weekend long the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival will be making you yearn for a day gone by. So hitch up your closest steed and mosey up to Santa Clarita to take in some of the rich western heritage.


Saturday 04/26/14

Los Angeles – I love to go visit the museums, but even more, I love supporting a good cause.  Here’s my chance to do both during the March of Dimes annual Baby Walk which kicks off in front of the Natural History Museum.  Get out and get some sunshine while supporting a good cause.

Los Angeles – Earth Day will be earlier in the week, but that won’t stop the LA Zoo from celebrating with Earth Day Expos!  Two days of festivities celebrating wildlife and the health of our planet for your entire group to enjoy.

Northridge- Beckford Charter for Enriched Studies will be hosting their annual Family Fun Day.  An annual fundraiser, it helps to raise money for technology to improve the school.  It’s a day full of games, food and a silent auction.

Santa Monica- I’m not sure what sound Dinosaurs make, but I’m pretty sure I could find out by heading over to the The Dino Fair presented by The Learning Place.  Rides, art, bouncies, music and more.  And plenty of Dino learning to boot.

Sherman Oaks- For many baseball fans, Roberto Clemente, baseball’s last hero died in a plane crash delivering supplies after an earthquake in Nicaragua. The Sherman Oaks United Methodist Church will be screening “Baseball’s Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories,” the first feature film about Clemente’s life.

Van Nuys- The Magnet Parent Association of Grant High School will be hosting a Boutique Fundraiser in front of the school full of vendors of all sorts to get a jump on all your spring & summer shopping needs.

West Hollywood-2nd annual Vintage Marketplace. This free event spotlights hidden treasures found around the world.  All proceeds go to Craft and Folk Art Museum programs

Westlake Village– If you are planning on any home remodeling in the upcoming months, you might want to swing through the 38th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show. Find plenty of inspiration and know-how–and food with their food truck posse as well.


Sunday 04/27/14

Chatsworth– Ready for an intense hike in the Santa Susana Pass?  Take on the Devil’s Slide and learn about the land during this guided hike.  This event takes place at the Stage Coach Trail so meet at the Larwin side.

Downtown– The 25th annual Fiesta Broadway will be celebrating Mexican heritage and Cinco de Mayo a tad bit early.  Over 300,000 people have attended in the past so don’t be left out!

North Hollywood– I think I can get behind eating cupcakes and drinking champagne for a good cause.  Come out to the Federal Bar and help raise money and awareness to pancreatic cancer. 100 % of the proceeds go to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer  Research.

Pasadena– Restaurant Week is back!  All week many Pasadena restaurants will have tasting menus set for patrons to try. For a full list of restaurants, check here.

Pasadena- While enjoying the kick start of restaurant week, head over to One Colorado for Sunday Funday Bingo as well!

Tarzana– Learn more about Russian heritage with the Russian Festival held at the Tarzana Community Center. Music, food, dancing, souvenirs and more.  Event starts at 8am


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