Looking for something fun to do around the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas?  Well look no further, friends.  Here’s a few ideas coming up over the next few weeks!

Friday August 1st

Burbank- Walk, run, or hike? Help out Doctor Without Boarders by signing up for their 1 million miles challenge and log those miles and help raise money for the international charity helping others around the globe.

Downtown LASummer Nights at the Natural History Museum continue with the town’s best garden party.  Stop by for tours of the grounds, drinks and food and all for the low, low price of free.  Must call to RSVP.

Downtown LA- Had a rough week?  It’s time to sing it out.  Come on down to the Keck Children Amphitheatre to hear your favorite tune from the Great White Way. Event is free.

Downtown LA-Fig at 7th is putting on a free festival every Friday. After a long week at work it’s nice to sit outside and listen to live music. Tons of well-known names scheduled and some that just show up.  Scheduled for this particular night is Las Cafeteras and Chicano Batman to be hosted by KCRW DJ Mario Cotto.

Sherman Oaks-First Fridays of the month kicks off Dancing Under the Stars.  Come out the Sherman Oaks Galleria Center Plaza.  Learn how to dance from the professionals at the Arthur Murray dance studios and maybe meet a new friend.

Sherman Oaks- Everything is awesome this week with a movie on the rooftop deck of Fashion Square Mall.  The week’s movie is the Lego Movie. Enjoy the next to last movie under the stars.

Universal City-Middle Eastern meets Western in a retelling of Alice in Wonderland.  Alice and her friends belly dance their way through Wonderland in Bellydance Evolution’s performance.  This is one show that is unique from start to finish.


Saturday August 2nd

Beverly Hills- Come and see come Franklin’s Movie Magic.  Find out where some of your favorite Movie & TV shows were filmed. This is a moderate hike so bring your tennis shoes.

Burbank-Milo’s Sanctuary and Special needs Cat Rescue is looking for a few good home.  Come on down and help a little kitty in need.

Burbank-Wine and watercolor?  Why not! Bring a favorite bottle of wine to get the creative juices flowing. Click on the link to make reservations.

Downtown LA-Come on down to the California Plaza to music from the Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement.  Lots of featured artists and special guests expected.  Event is free to the public.

Downtown LA- Grand Park is putting on a movie in the park with the double feature of Monsters vs Aliens and WALL-E.  Event is free and is complete with food trucks and special guests.

Downtown LA- Summer concert series continues at Pershing Square.  It’s time to come down and let your flow with the music of Survivor and Lou Gramm.  There is also a beer and wine garden.

Downtown LA- Doner Revolution with Carb and Nation Food Truck.  Let me translate.  Doner is shawarma in Turkish and Carb and Nation is an awesome food truck.  They are combining forces to tantalize your taste buds at the Angel City Brewery.

Long BeachThe Long Beach Crawfish Festival is one the premier food festivals all year and it is happening this weekend.  Get ready to be transported to New Orleans.  If Crawfish aren’t your thing, there is still plenty fare for you to eat.

Long Beach– I have died and gone to heaven with Big Bite Bacon Fest at the Queen Mary.  It’s bacon everything and some craft brews.  Tickets will go fast so get yours. Bacon donut, anyone?
Los Feliz- Come down to the Autry Lawn at the Gene Autry Western Museum to see a movie under the stars. This week’s movie is Blazing Saddles, a comic masterpiece from Mel Brooks.

Pasadena-You haven’t lived until you go to a SparkleBlob Art Auction.  Town square is hosting this unique event.  It is full of art, music and fun.  Event is free and fun for everyone.

Pasadena- Saturday nights in August: Leftovers Cuties and Sushi Roku Come on out for a free concert and some food.

Tarzana- Pack a picnic and head to the Tarzana Community Cultural Center for their annual A Summer Night Picnic.  Complete with a bounce house, music, art, and boutiques, have fun and enjoy the cool summer evening.

West LA-It’s time to get your country on in the middle of the city.  Wynonna is coming to the Annenberg Space for Photography to sing it to you. She is bringing along some friends too.  Event is free.

Woodland Hills- Bring a blanket and head to Warner Center and enjoy the classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  This classic Disney tale make you fall in love with the movies again.


Sunday August 3rd

Beverly Hills- Capture a Nature Moment while hiking in beautiful Franklin Canyon.  You will be learning the tricks of the trade on how to photograph nature.

Beverly Hills- If you just are not a morning person, or have ‘the eye’ for photography, try taking a hike by the light of the silvery moon.  Come on down to Franklin Canyon at 6:30pm to experience a night hike lit by the full moon.

Downtown LA-Need to end your weekend on a high note?  Come on down to Pershing Square to salsa the evening away. Hot bands and people to keep the night interesting.

Hollywood- Visit the cat–err dog–walk for Two Girls, One Pup.  It’s a doggie fashion show and comedy night all in one.  Event is free but donations are appreciated. Proceeds benefits the Tailwaggers Foundation.

Woodland Hills- In need of some U2.  Look no futher than Hollywood U2, a tribute band. Called the best tribute band in the world, their shows do not disappoint.  Opening band Strange Native is very LA and brings the psychedelic to the stage.

Woodland Hills- Topanga Vintage Festival days are back at the Valley Cultural Center. Come and find a hot antique or a cool collectible.


Fri August 8th

Downtown LA-The summer concert series continues at Fig at 7th but it is winding down.  Stop by and unwind with some beautiful live music while you still can.

Sherman Oaks-There’s just a few roof top movies left for the year, so head to Fashion Square Mall and catch Despicable Me 2 before it’s too late. Say goodbye to summer with a little more Minion in your life.

West LA-The Annerberg Space for Photography is proud to present Country: Portraits of an American Sound.  Come and see what sound looks like.  Event is free and runs through the end of the month


Saturday August 9th

Downtown LA-Grand Park is celebrating Street Food Saturday with food trucks and a double feature.  Come watch Shatner get his Captain Kirk on in Star Trek, then watch Chris Pine reprise the role in Star Trek: Into the Darkness.

Downtown LA– Come on out and get in touch with your Middle Eastern side by banging on the drums.  Learn some new techniques or try it out for the first time.  Get your rhythm on.

Downtown LA– Summer is winding down and so is the concert series at Pershing Square.  Stan Ridgway and The English Beat will take the stage for you to dance the night away and refresh yourself in the beer and wine garden.

Los Angeles/ Little Tokyo-Nisei Week kicks off for 8 days.  Nisei week  is an annual event celebrating everything Japanese. Enjoy and immerse yourself in culture till August 18th.

Los Angeles/Chinatown-Chinatown Summer Nights returns to Central Plaza.  Music, beer garden and cultural lessons to be learned. They even have a Capuchin Monkey. Event is free.

North Hollywood- Pull out your drum and grab a beat for HealthRYTHMS MS Drum Circle.  Intended for families living with MS, people can come together and swap stories.  And the Beat Goes On…

Studio City-Free movies at Beeman Park.  This Saturday the featured flick is Field of Dreams. Come on down for this family classic, free popcorn included.

Woodland Hills: There are very few movies left at the Valley Cultural Center with summer being over. Stop by and enjoy The Wizard of Oz on the green.  Be transported back in time with the first movie to do both color and black and white.


Sunday August 10th

Downtown LA-Boring weekend?  Time to kick it up a notch with Salsa Sundays in Pershing Square.  Throw caution to the wind and dance like no one is looking.

Downtown LA- Summer sessions continues with electronic music performances all summer long.  Bring a picnic and the family to hear the beats.

Downtown LA- Come and get your food on. Taste of Ecuador Food Festival at Olvera Street.  Tons of food, music and partying.

Pasadena- Wanna make some jam.  Come on down to One Colorado, bring some fruit and get jamming.

West Hills- It’s super moon time.  Upper Las Virgenes Canyons presents a super moon hike.  This ½ mile hike will be out of this world with a night of far out things.

Woodland Hills-  I am a HUGE Queen fan.  So I cannot wait to hear “Freddie” sing it out during the Queen Nation tribute band show at Warner Park.


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