Looking for something fun to do in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas?  Well here’s a few fun ideas to help spark your fun!

Fri Sept 19th

All Krispy Kreme Locations-It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  What better way to celebrate than to get free donuts at all Krispy Kreme locations.  If you talk like a Pirate you get a donut free, if you dress like a Pirate you get a dozen free.  Yes I will be there with all three kids in costume, don’t judge me.
DTLA-Do you like stairs?  Come down to the tallest building west of the Mississippi, the US Bank tower.  It’s the 20th Annual Stair Climb.  Race or pace yourself up the stairs, all 1679 of them, and feel accomplished or sore, whatever.  Afterwards there is a big block party to celebrate, first drink is on the house.
DTLA-Enjoying a movie outside of one of the nicest things to do, especially on a Friday after work.  Come on down to Pershing Square and enjoy Benny and Joon.  It’s a classic love story with quirky people and a young Johnny Depp.
DTLA-It’s time to shake off the week at the Music Center while they teach you how to Salsa.  No need to bring a partner or have experience you will dance the night away and become your own fireball.
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Hollywood-The Sunset Music Festival kicks off Friday night and runs through the weekend.  Come and see tribute bands or the real thing.  Petty or Not starts it off right.  It’s going to be awesome. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Los Angeles- LA Korean Festival starts at the Seoul International Park. Enjoy the Korean culture while spending time with the whole family.
Northridge- Do you like biology so much it makes you want to party?  If so I have the perfect event for you, Biology Bash.  This free event is from 6-9pm and is completely free.  Party the evening with fellow biology enthusiast.  It is sure to be good times.
Pasadena-Ay’so! One of my favorite memories as a child was going to the Pasadena Greek Fair every year. It’s the only place my family didn’t embarrass me.  Come on down, try the lamb.  Yaya would approve.
Pasadena-Summer is almost over but there are two movie nights left.  Friday Family Flicks on Fridays is presenting up.  A real crowd pleaser for all ages.  It makes you believe the magic of balloons.
West Hollywood-Need a good laugh?  Well the Bar Lubitsch has you covered.  The Peachy Keen Comedy show will have you laughing and it’s totally free.  No minimum drink, no nothing.  Just trying to spread a little joy your way.
West LA-Best-selling sports writer Mike Lupica stepped in the realm of fantasy novelist.  Children’s Book World is having a meet and greet with the author.  Come on down.
Woodland Hills-This is the last Friday Night Movie on the Farm for the season.  Stop by Pierce College after you attend the farmers market.  Bring a blanket and special people to share an outdoor movie with.

Sat Sept 20th

Burbank- Shakespeare is good for you.  Lincoln Park is putting on a free show.  A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Bring something to sit on and enjoy a classic piece as old as time.
DTLA-Drive-in are a quintessential part of American history.  Electric Drive In is bringing them back with Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  If you have never gone to a drive-in or it’s been awhile, come on down and relive the nostalgia. Tickets range from $9-$11.
La Canada-Need to get up-to-date on the state’s drought situation. Come on down to the Community Foundation of the Verdugos for a 411 on what’s going on.  It’s free and informative.
La Crescenta-The 6th Annual Korean BBQ event is happening at the Crescenta Valley High School.  Event is $10 for all the goodness Korean BBQ has to offer.  There is also music and a raffle for Disneyland tickets.
Los Angeles to Malibu- It’s too hot to do anything but go to the beach.  There is a free bus trip to Zuma beach in Malibu. Celebrate the last weekend in summer in style.  Bring all your beach gear and food for a great time.
NoHo- I have send it a thousand times but there is something special about seeing a movie in the park.  The last movie night of the summer in North Hollywood Park is Despicable Me. Enjoy the comic timing of a well done cartoon while you gaze at the stars.  Event is free.
Pasadena-Come on out to support the LGTB community.  The San Gabriel Valley Pride Parade is coming to the Levitt Pavilion.  Tons of fun and a classic car show.
Pasadena-Come on down to One Colorado to hear the sounds of the Bossa Nova play.  Trails and Ways, an Oakland based band has traveled to SoCal to play music to sooth your soul.
Silverlake- The Los Angeles Country Store is having a Juniper and Fir Trunk show. Tons of purple hued items that are all unique on their own.  Get something special while supporting local artists in LA.
Van Nuys-If you have never been two a Lesbian Pajama Dance Party once in your life, you have to go.  Oxwood Inn is hosting this get together.  Doors open an 8pm.  Get your jammies on and dance the night away with the ladies.
West LA- It’s time to get crafty with the yarn.  Yarn Bombing is upon us at the Craft and Folk Art museum.  Bring your stringy project and chew the fat with other yarn lovers. Event is free and all skill levels are welcome.

Sun Sept 21st

Beverly Hills-Walk in someone else’s moccasins literally.  Discover how the Native Americans of this land use to live and see the tools they used to survive.  Hike is hands on and an easy stroll
Glendale-23rd Annual Armenia Independence Day is being celebrated at Verdugo Park.  Enjoy the food and culture.  It is free for all.
Hollywood- Give books get brunch.  The 2nd Annual Books ‘n’ Brunch is on, on Melrose.  Come on by, donate books and get brunch.  Simple enough.
Hollywood- 22nd Annual Thai Cultural Day starts at 11am on Hollywood Blvd.  Experience a culture you are not familiar with through dances, vegetable carvings, fashion show and textiles.  Taste the wonderful, exotic food of the Thai people.
Mid-City LA- The Annenberg Space for Photography presents Country: Portraits of an American Sound.  The exhibit depicts the history of America through the evolution of our instruments and ways we listen to our music. Event is free.

Fri Sept 26th

DTLA-Friday Night Flicks is still going on in Pershing square. Enjoy an al fresco movie on the house.  This week’s flick is Sixteen Candles.  Bring yourself back to the 80’s in the height of the brat pack day.  Good times.
Hollywood- Mangia! It’s time for the San Gennaro Italian Feast.  Hosted by none other than Jimmy Kimmel.  It’s a celebration of Italian proportions.  Eat, dance and ride the rides to your heart’s content.  This three day festival will have to singing like Sinatra and looking like Pavarotti.
LA- It’s the high holy days for the Jews.  Ever wondered what that meant and why it’s held so sacred?  Come on down to Metivita and find out.  Get a little education and maybe meet a friend.
Northridge-In Protest: The Shifting Paradigms of Collective Social Action is a historical look at social uprising against injustice through the ages and the current way it’s done today.  This long-running piece will be ending shortly at CSUN and it is a can’t-miss.
Pasadena- Fun Family Flicks on Fridays is wrapping up for the summer.  The last movie is Mary Poppins, an iconic Disney classic.  The wonderment and fantasy never gets old.  We all wish to have nanny as cool as that.

Sat Sept 27th

Beverly Hills-Always trying to get the perfect picture of the great outdoors?  Try no more.  Come to the Nature in Focus walk.  Learn the techniques to make picture taking in the wild natural and effortless. Bring your camera and walking shoes for a good time.
Beverly Hills-With the change of the season bring new birds to look at.  The canyon birds of Franklin Lake are migrating.  Bring binoculars and get ready to see the beauty in nature.
Beverly Hills-The Autumn equinox is upon us.  It like time take a hike and identify the beautiful things happening around us.  See the changes in nature and the stars in the sky.  Hike is about 2.5 hours
Los Feliz-The Autry Museum does a lot of good for the community but tonight’s a black tie event.  Once a year the Gala is put on to recognize special people and help give back to the museum that has given so much.
Northridge- Valley Vista: Art in the San Fernando Valley, ca 1970-1990 is art imitating life.  The photo gallery shows us life the way it used to be and the way it is now.  From the cars to the family life, it’s a real look at modern history.
Pasadena-8th Annual LA Chocolate Salon aka chocolate convention is coming to the Pasadena Convention Center.  The finest in chocolate and technique will be on display. I feel my face breaking out already.  Tickets start at $20.
Pasadena-Don’t sit home this Saturday.  Come on down to the One Colorado Courtyard to hear the Hedgehog Swing. This Long Beach based band will melds a gypsy-like jazz style with 1930’s French styles.  It’s a treat for your ears, they are even meet the approval of Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Pasadena- Pasadena Museum of California Art would like to call all families to come out for Family Day. This free event is a good excuse to get out of the house and spend artsy time with the kids.  All ages are welcome.

Sun Sept 28th

Los Angeles- Did someone say Mole? Olvera Street, the center of all things Hispanic, is celebrating the making of Mole.  Every family has their own take on this classic Mexican sauce and you get to try them all.  Event is free. Come hungry.
Marina Del Rey/Venice– One of the biggest perks every year is the Abbot Kinney Festival. This is the 30th year of the festival and it keeps growing in popularity.  It’s a street faire/farmers market on steroids. Plus great bands, ride fort the kids and beer gardens.  It’s not to be missed.
Moorpark-Underwood Farms is hosting the fall harvest festival.  One of my favorite places to be with the kids is right here.  Pick fruit and veggies right from the vine. This event goes on through October but this week the theme is a celebration of heroes like police and firefighters.  Admission is $3 and well worth it.
Pasadena-Wiggle Waggle Walk will be held at the Brookside Golf course. This event is to help raise money for the Pasadena Humane society. Walk and raise money, participate in the fashion show or just come to support a wonderful cause.
Shadow Hills-Need a little culture in your life? Come on down to Shadow Hills Equestrian Center and see Shakespeare on horseback.  O! is the production. There is no back stage because the whole ring is the stage or world.
West LA-Rejoice! It’s National Coffee Day. Lavazza at The Grove is celebrating by giving it away for free. Try a cup of specialty Joe. Sip to your heart’s content.

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