Looking for something fun to do around the San Fernando Valley and other surrounding areas?  Well here might be a few interesting ideas!

Fri Aug 15th

DTLA-FIGat7th is the place to be on Friday nights. This week’s outdoor concert features Fool’s Gold. Come and let your hair down after a long week.  Event is free.

DTLA-Come on and get some culture. The WM Keck Children’s Amphitheatre presents Friday Night Sing Along: Mariachi.  Tickets are free and are first come, first serve.

Echo Park-Free. Music. Art. Fun. Food.  Do I have your attention?  Come on down for Echo Park Rising.  This 3 day festival has it all and did I mention it was free?

Exposition Park– Summer nights at the Natural History Museum continue. Come on down for the best little garden party around.  Complete with Music, a botanical tour, food and drinks.  Admission is free.

Griffith Park– Bring a blanket and experience some literary genius at its finest.  The Independent Shakespeare Company will be holding performances of The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night through the rest of the month during the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival among a slew of other events.

Hollywood-If you haven’t made it yet, Hollywood Music Week began on Monday and runs through the weekend.  Enjoy bands, pub crawls, food and the joy of just saying you were there.  Tickets start at $25

Hollywood- Running from the 14th to the 23rd is one of the most prestigious short film festivals: HollyShorts.  With an expected 20,000 attendees, the 10th annual festival is sure to be a summer blockbuster!

Sherman Oaks- The last of the summer movies is being shown on the rooftop parking tonight.  The Westfield Fashion Square presents Transformers.  Come on out and enjoy cinema under the stars.

Woodland Hills- Strawberries might be the deliciousness going on at Pierce Farm Center right now, but the Friday Night Farmers Market Movies might delight just as much.  This week’s showing: GhostBusters!  So who you gonna call?


Sat Aug 16th

DLTA- Holy guacamole! It’s 2014 LA Taco Festival at Mariachi Plaza. Come and eat to your heart’s content from vendors all over the city.  Ticket prices vary.

DTLA- Grand Park is putting on Movies in the Park: Sci-fi Double Features.  This week it’s Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Space balls. Oh boy!  Event is free.  Bring picnic and comfy items to watch movies with.

DTLA-4th Annual Los Angeles Tea Festival kicks off on Central Ave.  This Two day festival features the who’s who of tea shops, from ABC Tea to Zen’s Tea House, they have it all. Cost is $20

DTLA/Little Tokyo-Nisei Week continues at Ramen Yokocho Come and shop for some ramen from different vendors.  There will be dancing, a gyoza eating champion and Samurai Geishas.  Admission is $5 and bowl of ramen is $8.

Glendale- I think you’ll be happy for those meddling kids when you drag your kids to Party City for Scooby Doo’s Birthday Bash, being held by Warner Brothers Consumer Products.  The family event will host everything from Part Games to a bounce house, cupcakes and face painting.  Scooby will even be there to celebrate with!

Glendale- McFly! Street Food Cinema will take you back in time with Michael J. Fox with their screening of Back to the Future at Verdugo Park.  Tickets available online.

Los Feliz-100th anniversary of the Southwest Museum will be celebrated by students from the surrounding area who made dioramas of the building.  Architect Charles Lummis will be on hand as well.

NoHo- North Hollywood Park will be showing Nanny McPhee under the stars.  It is the 2nd to last movie in the park for this year.  Stop on by to enjoy this free treat.

Pasadena-The One Colorado Courtyard is playing host to some feel good soul/pop from Sun Rai.  Concert is free.  There will be pop-up restaurants to meet your food needs.

Pasadena- TSS Annual Fashion Show is unveiled at the Sew Studio.  Come and see the next generation of designers getting their looks ready for the runway.

Pasadena-June Wayne, the famous Artist and feminist returns to Pasadena Museum of California Arts to share Painting, Prints and Tapestries.  This event costs $5-$7 and runs until 8/31.

Santa Clarita- If you want to get a head start on tomorrow’s concert in Woodland Hills, then head to Santa Clarita’s concert in the park where legendary congo drummer Poncho Sanchez will knock your socks off.

Studio City– A playdate for kids of all abilities, join Djanai’s Angels for their monthly get together. Meet at Beeman Park to enjoy arts, crafts, and meet kids of all walks of life.

Woodland Hills- Warner Park presents Movies on the Green.  The Sandlot is featured and is a wonderful tale of fitting in and friendship while growing up in an iconic era of Americana.


Sun Aug 17th

Beverly Hills- Come to Franklin Canyon and take a walk in the Native Ways. Learn how the Native Americans worked the land, hunted and lived their everyday lives.

Woodland Hills- If you didn’t get a chance to check out the show in Santa Clarita on Saturday, legendary conga drummer Poncho Sanchez comes to the Concerts on the Green series at Warner Park.  He has played with everyone and has been everywhere and now he is coming to you. Event is free.


Fri Aug 22nd

DTLA-Time to officially feel old.  It is 90’s night at the Center Music Plaza.  Come in your best 90’s gear and dance the night away to the music that played when you were young.  Event is gratis.

Griffith Park– Bring a blanket and experience some literary genius at its finest.  The Independent Shakespeare Company will be holding performances of The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night through the rest of the month during the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival among a slew of other events.

Long Beach- Nothing says summer like BBQ.  Come on down to the Rainbow Lagoon for the Long Beach BBQ Festival 2014.  Tickets start at $30 this includes your food. There are even eating contest for those who really like BBQ. Event runs all weekend.  Come and eat some sweet meat.

Santa Clarita– If you’re one of those people who just can’t get enough Bono in their lives, then perhaps Hollywood U2, the greatest U2 Tribute band will help fill that void during the weekly Concerts in the Park series.

Woodland Hills- Strawberries might be the deliciousness going on at Pierce Farm Center right now, but the Friday Night Farmers Market Movies might delight just as much.  This week’s showing: Finding Nemo. Just keep Swimming, friends!


Sat Aug 23rd

Beverly Hills- A wise person once said, take a picture it will last longer.  No truer words have ever been spoken.  Learn to keep Nature in Focus. Bring your camera and the guides with help you capture a memory.

Burbank-Burbank Comedy Festival is coming to Flappers.  This two weeklong event will

Sure to have your sides splitting with laughter.  Big name comedians like Adam Corolla and Jeff Garlin have signed up to deliver some one-liners.  Tickets are only 10

DTLA- The last of the Movies in the Park at Grand Park is tonight.  Tonight’s movie is a classic, Flash Gordon with Barbarella.  Cost is free.  Bring a picnic and blankets to enjoy the movie.

Glendale- Get filled in during Street Food Cinema’s screening of Clueless in Glendale Central Park.  I mean, who didn’t have a crush on either Alicia Silverstone or Paul Rudd in the 90s because of that film?!  Tickets available online.

Los Feliz- Come on down to the Southwest Museum to learn how to plant using Native American techniques.

Pasadena-One Colorado is back at it again to make sure your Saturdays are full of music and food.  Banta is the band this time and Sushi Roku is the restaurant.  Concert is free and the food is so good.

Woodland Hills-Haven’t Let it Go yet? Come on down to the Valley Cultural Center to watch Frozen again or for the first time.  Sing along with all the song you have heard all year long. Enjoy a wonderful movie under the stars.


Sun Aug 24th

Woodland Hills-The Al McKay Allstars will be preforming music from Earth, Wind and Fire at the Valley Cultural Center.  This fantastic band will delight you with all those wonderful tunes. Enjoy music out under the stars.  Event is free.

Fri Aug 29th

DTLA-This is the last Summer Nights at the Garden at the Natural History Museum for the summer.  If you haven’t stopped by all summer come on down.  Get some culture and let your hair down with DJ Anthony Valdez.  Admission is free

Griffith Park– Bring a blanket and experience some literary genius at its finest.  The Independent Shakespeare Company will be holding performances of The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night through the rest of the month during the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival among a slew of other events.

Woodland Hills- Strawberries might be the deliciousness going on at Pierce Farm Center right now, but the Friday Night Farmers Market Movies might delight just as much.  This week’s showing: The Nut Job.


Sat Aug 30th

Burbank-Do you love a good luau but have no way of getting over to Hawaii?  Look no further than the 5th Annual Luau Extravaganza hosted at Castaways.  Bring the ohana and enjoy the dances and sounds of the Island.  Not to mention the food and a fire knife show.

Northridge- If you’re a big Beatles’ fan and somehow missed tribute band A Ticket to Ride’s show in Woodland Hills a few weeks ago, then you might want to head to Street Food Cinema’s showing of A Hard Day’s Night, with the band performing.

Pasadena– The last in the concert series at One Colorado is Cheers Elephant.  This raw psychedelic sound will make your Saturday night feel like a vacation. Pop-up restaurant is Escuela Taqueria.  Concert is free and food is soo yummy.

Pasadena- If Northridge is too far to go, check out Street Food Cinema’s showing of Casablanca at Brookside Park instead.  Here’s lookin’ at you, kid!

Santa Clarita- Closing out the summer Concert in the Park series is Boogie Knights.  What started out as a Halloween gag has turned into the “Greatest Disco Revival Show” to date.

Woodland Hills- Come rejuvenate the body and soul during the Rhythm and Joy Festival being held at Warner Park.  Hear speakers, attend workshops,  listen to transformational music and various other activities to help you feel more centered.


Sun Aug 31st

Pasadena- Time, Space and Matter: Five Installations Exploring Natural Phenomena is proudly wrapping up its 2 week run at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Stop by and see how they make science clear.  Admission is $5-$7.


Mon Sept 1

Happy Labor Day!

La Canada Flintridge- Head to Descanso Gardens for the annual Boddy’s Big Backyard event – the annual Labor Day event.  Celebrating the music of old, enjoy Bluegrass bands, a picnic on the lawns, and a historic walk through the gardens.

Thousand Oaks- If classic rock is more your thing, head to the Conejo Community Park for the Led Zepagain show – a tribute to Led Zeppelin.  The only tribute band to be endorsed by Jimmy Page himself, they will be sure to not disappoint!



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