Looking for something fun to do in the San Fernando Valley or surrounding areas?  Well look no further. Here’s a few ideas to try!

Fri July 18th

Downtown LA- Ready to get your mind blown? Party with friends to celebrate Hunter S Thompson during a birthday celebration. I’m sure if he were still alive, you’d be the first invited, right?  Tickets are free.  With storytelling and booze, it’s right down his and Gonzo’s alley.

Downtown LA-The Music Center Plaza is proud to present Dance Downtown.  Dance the night away while the DJ plays your favorites.

Eagle Rock- Occidental Hillside Theater Presents The Emperor’s New Clothes Encounters of the Third Kind. This fun story is from classic fairy tales and features some very talented students.

Los Angeles- It’s Dine LA week.  Checkout the website to see all the restaurants participating throughout all of Los Angeles.  It’s a perfect time to expand your culinary palette while saving some greenbacks.

Moorpark-Children of Many Colors Native American Powwow is ready to educate you on the ancient way of their people.  Come on see music, dancing and of course story telling.

Pasadena- Do you love long flowing hair? Come and see HAIR the Musical at Theatre 360.  Sing classic songs like “Aquarius” and “Let the Sunshine In”.

Pasadena-Time to let your hair down after a long week of work.  Fusion Fridays are back at the Pacific Asian Museum.  Enjoy some culture, food and some brews to get your weekend off on the right foot.

Pasadena- The Old Pasadena Film Festival continues thru the month of July featuring some wonderful flicks.  This particular night get your Marx Brothers fix in Animal Crackers or Last Stop for Paul, an independent film noted for its lack of crew.

Sherman Oaks-Time to watch a movie under the stars. The Westfield Fashion Square is holding movies on the rooftop and showing How to Train Your Dragon so grab the kiddos and make it a family night.

West LA-Outside the Toy Box: International Toy Celebration and Sale. If reading that title didn’t make you a little giddy and make you think of childhood, you might be wound a little too tight.  Come down for cocktails, collectors and a trunk show. Oh my.


Sat July 19th

Atwater Village-It’s time to commune with nature and there is no better way to do it than on a hike.  Come to Marsh Street and experience the local wildlife along the LA River with a naturalist. Cost is free and it’s for the whole family.

Beverly Hills-Time to rise and shine and head to Franklin Canyon!  Enjoy a nature walk which teaches you how to shoot wildlife with your camera.

Canoga Park- Come on out to the Westfield Topanga mall to meet Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba.  Enjoy a meet and greet while there is music and games for the little ones.  Event is free and there will be drawings for items in the mall.

Downtown LA-Drums are the back bone of beat for music.  Japanese drums are on a whole other level.  Taiko Nation will be an experience you will never forget.

Griffith Park-Head to the Autry’s lawn for Eat|See|Hear’s free showing of American Psycho.  Everyone needs a little Christian Bale in their lives at some point or another.

Montrose- The Downtown Montrose Art Walk starts at 9am and features 100’s of art pieces and 20 plus artists from the Foothill communities.  There will be live music and other vendors to make this a very enjoyable Saturday.

Pasadena-Pasadena’s Buddhist Temple is celebrating the Obon Festival.  This Festival celebrates our loved ones that have already passed on.  There will be food, games and culture.  Event runs 19th and 20th

Pasadena-Junko Ueno Garrett is giving a piano concert “Gershwin to Chopin” Junko weaves a story through music that will be featured in her upcoming August concert dates in France. The event is free and for the whole family.

Pasadena- The Old Pasadena Film Festival continues thru the month of July featuring some wonderful flicks.  This particular night catch The Fly or Suddenly, Last Summer.

Shadow Hills-The Equestrian Vaulting performance by the LA Equestrian vaulting club is sure to be an evening of good fun. The event is free and for the whole family.  Come on down and cheer on these riders on as they prepare for Nationals.

Sherman Oaks-The Sherman Oaks Galleria presents Kids Club: The Great Sardini Magic Show. The Great Sardini will thrill you with his magic and witty charm.  The Show is free plus there are drawings for prizes redeemable in the mall.

Studio City- The Studio City Library is proud to present An Afternoon of Musical Theatre featuring Andy Watson and Jennifer Seidman.  Don’t let a musical in your backyard get away without you seeing it.

Woodland Hills- Pull out a blanket and snuggle up for a flick in the park.  Head to Warner Park for Saving Mr. Banks and get your Tom Hanks fix in.


Sun July 20th

Beverly Hills-Learn to walk in the footsteps of the Native American people as you wind your way through Franklin Canyon. Experience how things were made and used in the days of old as you walk along.

Century City- Doggie Street Festival is happening at The Westfield Century City Mall. Boasted as one of the largest animal festivals in the Southland, come and support this cause, maybe even find a new member of the family.

La Crescenta- The Rosemont Preserve is having an open gate event.  Come on down to wander the trails in the afternoon sun.  Photography is encouraged so bring your gear to capture nature in a tranquil setting.

Pasadena-The Pasadena Hindu Temple is hosting the Pasadena Health Fair.  This fair will give you the essentials of getting your health on the right track.  Complete with Ob/gyn, Eye doctors, dentists and a bone density test. If you come at 9:30am you can even participate in a Bollywood Dance workshop.

Pasadena- The Old Pasadena Film Festival continues thru the month of July featuring some wonderful flicks.  Attack of the Killer Tomatoes happened to be rescheduled from a few weeks ago, but there’s also a chance to see Guest of Cindy Sherman.

South Pasadena- The Lightening Tai Chi International Championships are going to be held in the South Pasadena Middle School Gym. There will be all different styles of Tai Chi and competitors from ages 6-90.

South Pasadena-The Summer in the Park Concert series continues with Retro Soul (funk band).  Lay down the boogie in the park.  Show is free and starts at 5pm.

Pasadena-Nothing says summer like a good watermelon.  Come on down to Santa Anita and  eat your weight during the 53rd Annual Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club Watermelon Festival.  There will be watermelon carving, an eating contest and some good old fashion games.

Woodland Hills-Feel like a dancing queen?  Come on see an Abba Tribute concert Arrival From Sweden at Warner Park.


Fri July 25th

Calabasas- Calabasas Summer Theater Group presents The Music Man. This timeless classic with have you falling in love with theater all over again.

Chatsworth– Love a good art walk but live too far away?  Head to the West End Art Walk instead!  With food, drinks, and many outdoor & indoor exhibits, walk around and find the next piece for home.

Newbury Park-If you are concerned with how sex is being marketed to a younger generation, the come see the free viewing of Let’s Talk About Sex, a documentary that will help open your eyes to how we view sex and how it is being viewed by our future.

Pasadena- The Old Pasadena Film Festival continues thru the month of July featuring some wonderful flicks.  This particular night come see either The Art of Travel or Life is Beautiful.

Sherman Oaks-The best way to watch a movie is under the stars. The Westfield Fashion Square is Showing The Amazing Spiderman. Movie starts at 8:30 on the rooftop so grab your blankets and chairs and make a night of it.


Sat July 26th

Atwater Village-Nothing says summer like a campfire and s’mores. Come out to Marsh Park for some delish treats and stories. Sing some songs and make some new friends.

Burbank- Come down and see celebrity cars all over Downtown Burbank for the downtown Burbank Car Classic Show.  Meander around and feel like you’re on Main Street USA.

Canoga Park- Meet Peppa Pig! The Westfield Topanga is hosting a meet and greet with Peppa Pig. You can get a picture and enter to win cool prizes. There will be fun for the whole family.

Chatsworth-It is billed as a night of drinking, gambling and shenanigans but it’s for a good case. The Animal Rescue Alliance is putting on a night of vices to raise money for their shelters. Come out, have a good time and do a little good for some animals.

Downtown LA-The Renegade Craft Fair is taking over Grand Park. Come and learn a new craft and experience food trucks, coffee and art.

Downtown LA-It’s the National Day of Dance. Come on down to Grand Park for this free event. Click on the link and learn a dance that will go along with the day.

Malibu-The Annual Malibu Art Festival kicks off and runs thru Sunday. Come on see local artists, enjoy the food trucks and fall in love with art even if it’s for the first time

Pasadena- June Wayne continues her talking series. This time it focuses on the Rise of Women Artists. She deals with the struggles of past artists and how it opened the doors for women today.

Pasadena- The Wonderful Life of a Dying Tree is the first installment of the 2014 Twilight Program Series. The speaker, Gillian Martin will speak on the topic of conservation. There will be a craft activity for the kids. $3 a person.

Pasadena- Porticos Art Space’s proudly presents Ty Fance. This local favorite will be telling it like it is through humor and the truth. Come on down for 90 minutes of laughter and knowledge with Story Medley

Pasadena- The Old Pasadena Film Festival continues thru the month of July featuring some wonderful flicks.  Come see The Pit and the Pendulum, or Lover Come Back – both 1961 flicks for you buffs.

Silverlake-The friends of the Silverlake Library are have a book sale. There will be thousands of books for 50 cents. Come and pick up some classics to make the summer not so boring.

Sherman Oaks-The Sherman Oaks Galleria Presents Kids Club: Twinkle time. The most popular performer at Kids Club returns to entertain the masses. She is brining tons of energy to get ready to move. Concert is free and for the whole family plus there are drawings to win goodies to be redeemed in the mall.

Sherman Oaks-The CLAWS are out (Campus Level Awareness Women’s seminar) to give women a free Krav Maga self-defense seminar. This class will physically and mentally prepare you in case you are ever in a dangerous situation.

Woodland Hills– Everyone loves a great outdoor movie, so grab a picnic – or some food from the food tents – for a viewing of Despicable Me 2.  My nephew can act out every word, so I imagine the audience of kids will be entertaining in itself!


Sun July 27th

Glendale-Jazz goes to the Opera. The Guild Opera is putting on a show to showcase the newly renovated Brand Library. Light refreshments and finger foods will be served. Tickets are $25 and free for members.

Northridge- Opera Reconstructed is a wonderful, reinvented look on the classic style of Opera. Come and enjoy the show that will open your eyes to a new form of music

Pasadena- The Old Pasadena Film Festival continues thru the month of July featuring some wonderful flicks. Tonight’s showings are The 7th Voyage of Sinbad or Gimme Gimme Octopus.

Pasadena- Nothing says Happy Sunday like free ice cream. Stop by One Colorado for a free scoop of ice cream to complete your Sunday.

Woodland Hills- It’s time to take it easy with the Eagles tribute band The Long Run. Enjoy a night of music before starting the week.


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