Looking for something fun to do around the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas?  Here’s a few ideas to make your weekend much more interesting!

Fri Feb 20th

Burbank: Explore your inner geek.  The official Xena convention is back!  The last Xena convention to be had, this one celebrates 20 years.  Sheesh, has it been that long?!
Northridge: Come see if the faculty, staff, and alumni of CSUN has what it takes in the After Hours Talent Show!  Singers, Dancers, and many other talents will come show their wild side often missed in the class room.
South Pasadena: Need something sweet and want to sound smart? Impress that new date (or your old one. Whatever) by going to Cookies and Cream for their art show of local artists.  Perhaps maybe enjoy a scoop while you’re at it!

Sat Feb 21st

Burbank: The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra will pair yet again with the Hennings-Fischer Foundation to hold it’s annual 2015 Young Artists Competition. If you are talented and under 30, go enter! And if you’re neither of those things, come watch those who are!
Burbank: Patton Oswalt can be considered a comedic genius so I imagine  the line will be long to see him in his book signing at Dark Delicacies. And who could blame them?
Canoga Park: Talk about a value packed hour!  The Canoga Park Library will be hosting Patrick Bell to wow and amaze during Opera-kadabra.  Not only is Mr. Bell an operatic baritone, but he’s also a magician!  Try to one up that guy at parties, eh?
Echo Park: My husband is a comedy podcast fiend.  I can’t tell you how many different ones he has playing in the background AT. ALL. TIMES. But I do know that when I saw the name Eddie Pepitone I recognized it. Hosted by Dave Ross and Matt Ingebretson to commemorate Matt’s new book, come enjoy some good hearty laughs with the free comedy show.
Mission Hills: Come fall in love with your furrever friend with the Best Friends Animal Society’s adoption open house and spay/neuter clinic.  They’ll even send you home with a bag of food to get you started.
Northridge: Come learn the basics of acupuncture with this class taught at the Northridge Library by Dr. Hongyan Li.  Also included are a tutorial on oriental medicine and how its philosophies relate to health and wellbeing.  Seems like  a perfect weekend – during the Chinese New Year – to get a little Eastern education!
Pasadena: Ever wanted to take some dance cases but wasn’t sure where to start? Pasadena Dance Theatre will open its doors for free classes for the public!  So go learn a two step or pirouette in and learn something new.
Santa Clarita: Even on cold days birds can adapt in different ways.  We might not be having a very cool winter thus far, but that’s all the more reason to head to Towsley Canyon for a guided hike focusing on Winter Weather and Bird Behavior.
Sherman Oaks: Parents out there looking for a car seat to be installed safely? Every 3rd Saturday of the month come down and get an inspection of your seat and tips on how to install properly. I wish I had known about this with my kid!
Studio City: Honor the struggles in our history and celebrate Black History month.  The Studio City Library will be hosting a viewing of The Heroic Struggles for Civil Rights: An Abridged Journey.  Take a walk through time with presenter Ranford Hopkins, Professor of History from Moorpark College.
Universal City: Always wondering what early Calfornian life was like?  Head to Campo de Cahuenga for their Early Life Day and hear some music and learn the stories.  Campo de Cahuenga, the birth place of our state, is the perfect place to learn a little about those who came before us.

Sun Feb 22nd

Atwater Village: Believe it or not, there are parts the LA River that still look like river.  Head to Marsh Park and join the River Life walk to learn about what animal life still calls the LA River home.
Burbank: Not sure what’s the best way to dispose of that old cell phone or computer monitor? Just today I was looking to get rid of a dysfunctional MiFi hub.  Now I don’t have to worry about tainting our soil or water supply because I can take it to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and support their free electronics recycling fundraiser!
Malibu: Malibu wines will be hosting impressionist landscape artist Erin Hanson.  So sip some wine and discuss the choices she’s made while live music plays.  Sounds like an awesome date, right?!
Pasadena: Head to the Pasadena Museum of California Art for a talk with artist Lars Jan describing the creation of his Holoscenes collection.  He’ll even give a glimpse on inspiration for the next installment!
Pasadena: Every animal deserves a forever home.  Luckily the Pasadena Eye Center is willing to help out by hosting a Pet Adoption Day.  So come find your own Fido to bring home.

Fri Feb 27th

Atwater Village: Looking for something fun to do with the little one? Head to a Mommy and Me walk at the LA River through Marsh Park. With times presented in both English and Spanish, there should be little reason to miss it!

Sat Feb 28th

Burbank: The Burbank Community Band has been serenading local fans and providing a creative outlet for residents for decades.  But this particular, the Community Band will put on a free concert to commemorate their 75th anniversary. Come celebrate and cheer on your neighbors for another 75.
Griffith Park: Every other month the Gene Autry museum proudly will show a Gene Autry double feature.  This month will be Git Along Little Dogies and the Old Barn Dance.
Northridge:  Wanting a little drama in your life? Head to the Northridge Library and see the performance of Arnold Weiss in The Little Giant: The Story of Ben-Gurion.
Tarzana: Are you a poet and you know it? Perhaps you prefer the classics or you’ve taken to penning your own. Either way, Encino-Tarzana library will be the place for you during their Open Mic poetry readings.  Jump in or listen, either way it should be a fun filled time.  Snap if you’re with me.

Sun Mar 1st

Something fun to do in your neighbhorhood on March 1st? If so, tell me about it!

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