Looking for places to see the fireworks?  Or curious about which movies are showing?  Take a look at these upcoming events in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding Los Angeles area.

FRI JULY 4TH
**HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!**

Hollywood-CaliforniaNightLife.com Presents… Red, White and Brew Pub Crawl.  Enjoy the holiday because you don’t have to work tomorrow.

Hollywood-Hollywood Bowl is featuring Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers complete with fireworks.

La Crescenta-4th of July Fireworks shows starts at 4pm at La Crescenta Elementary with a ton of music, rides, food trucks and a firework show at 9pm.

Los Angeles-One of the biggest celebrations on the west coast, it’s time to get your party on at Grand Park’s 4th of July Party.  Tons of food, music and fireworks and it’s totally free.

Pasadena- 4th of July AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl is one of Southern California’s largest fireworks display. From Grammy nominated performances to  even a motorcycle stunt show, there should be something for everyone to enjoy!

Porter Ranch- Shepard of the Church is also holding their annual 4th of July Spectacular. One of the largest free Events in southern California (even the parking is free) and features lots of stuff for the kids and has a firework display for over 21 minutes!

Studio City- Celebrat at the CBS Studios for the 2014 Fourth of July Fireworks Festival Besides the awesome, over-the-top fireworks there is a Beatles theme this year plus great food and a fun zone for the kids.

Woodland HillsThe Annual Dennis P. Zine July 4th Extravaganza being hosted at the Warner Center. This event is complete with food vendors, play zone and free concert. And if you see me, come say hi, I’ll be there this year!


SAT JULY 5TH

HollywoodThe Hollywood Museum highlights the 100 years at the Hal Roach Studios.  Such exhibits include classic favorites from the Our Gang series and Laurel & Hardy.

Hollywood– The Zoom Room is presenting a Stars and Stripes Party for the whole family, event he four legged members.  There will be face painting and food.  All proceeds go to the Beagle Freedom Project

Pasadena-One of my personal favorite events of the year, the Old Pasadena Film Festival kicks off with Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and Moonrise Kingdom.  Enjoy the outdoor screens and catch your free flicks ranging multiple genres over the next four weeks.  Courtyard Screening starts at 8:30pm

Sherman Oaks-Sherman Galleria presents Kids Club: Singer Ken Frawley.  Come out and let your kids be entertained but Ken.  There will be prizes at the end of the show goods in the mall


SUN JULY 6TH

Pasadena-Who doesn’t love ice cream?  In honor of National Ice Cream month the courtyard at One Colorado will be giving away from Ice cream from Choctal during Sunday Fundays. This truly is too good to pass up.

Pasadena-The Old Pasadena Film Festival continues with showings of the documentary Who Does She Think She Is?

South Pasadena-South Pasadena Summer Concert in the Park at Garfield Park.  The featured band is Skinny Little Twits.  Admission is free and feel free to bring a picnic and chairs to enjoy the show.


FRI JULY 11TH

Hollywood-Summer is about doing everything under the stars, including watching a movie.  Come and see Raiders of the Lost Ark for $5 all Proceeds go to the Hollywood Arts Council.

Pasadena-The Old Pasadena Film Festival continues with a double showing of classic The Odd Couple and the documentary Go Ganges.

Sherman Oaks- Come and live it up at the Sherman Oaks Galleria’s Center Plaza for this free dance lesson during Dancing Under the Stars featuring Arthur Murray dance instructors.

Sherman Oaks-The Westfield Fashion Square is showing Frozen on the Rooftop Parking Deck at the dining entrance.  Bring your chairs and sit under stars as the first of the Summertime Cinemas begin.

West LA– Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg author of the book Courage of the Spirit will be opening up a new conversation of the Holocaust at the Museum of the Holocaust. It is sure to be a very interesting and personal.
Woodland Hills-The Valley Cultural Center presents Hamlet Prince of Denmark.  No matter how well you know Yorrick or not, come see a play and answer the age old questions “To be or not to be” and study up on your Shakespearean.


SAT JULY 12TH

Los Angeles-Chinatown Summer Nights are the place to be.  Music, food and photo booth.  Good times with friends.

Los Angeles-Time to get down with Afro-Brazilian drums.  Grand Park is holding the Downtown Drum Series.  Come and make music and get an all-out drumming experience.

Moorpark-Looking to kick some butt in the summer?  Come to Poindexter Park and do some Martial Arts.  Learn some self-defense and get your weekend off on the right foot.

Northridge- Carlos Arturo is doing a mini summer series and is stopping by the Northridge Fashion Center in Macy’s for a quick show as part of his iTunes Dia a Dia tour.  Whether you have shopping to do or not, have fun and bounce along with the music.

Pasadena-You may have been to a block party but what about a bridge party?  The Pasadena Heritage Presents The Colorado Street Bridge Party.  It’s the coolest bridge ever and it’s going to be shut down to party on.  There will be music, food and activities for all ages.

Pasadena-The Old Pasadena Film Festival continues with double showings of horror classic Fall of the House of Usher and recent Oscar nominated Gravity.

Sherman Oaks- The Sherman Oaks library is having a Book Sale. Come on down to pick up a classic or a new favorite.  There will also be media for sale too.

Sherman Oaks– Sherman Oaks Galleria presents Kids Club: The Happy Crowd.  It’s time to sing and dance, Hai and Prof. Smartie Martie. Lots of giggles and lots of wiggles.  Plus at the end of the show there are drawing for prizes.


SUN JULY 13TH

Hollywood- Are you the one that I love? There’s a Grease Sing-A-Long at the Hollywood Bowl featuring a preshow by Sha Na Na.  Tickets start at $15 Los Angeles- Sunday Sessions Summer Series continues at Grand Park.  Bring the family and groove along the best DJ’s around. Pasadena- The Pasadena Museum of California Art presents in Insight Talk about June Wayne by Betty Ann Brown.  Judy Wayne, a feminist artist will be an interesting topic of discussion by Brown as she discusses Wayne’s Feminist Politics and the Dorothy Series, her body of work.

Pasadena-The Old Pasadena Film Festival continues with double showings of the original 1950s bug movie, Them!  and documentary The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists.

South Pasadena- The summer concert series continues with Wiseguys, a swing band.  Bring chairs and some dancing shoes.

West LA- Ever wanted to build you dream house?  Well now you can. Come on down to the Craft and Folk Art Museum for the Craftlab Workshop:The Dream House That you Built.  Use resources to craft your own dream home and find a good time for the whole family.

Woodland Hills- No matter how you Walk the Line, all Johnny Cash fans can appreciate Rusty Evans and his Ring of Fire band, a tribute to Johnny Cash.  With many food vendors and great music, the whole family can bring out a blanket and enjoy a night out.


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