Gayle Anderson gives a preview of some events taking place this weekend around Los Angeles.
International Learn to Fly Day
901 West Alondra Boulevard
310 631 8140
Learn to fly Saturday, International Learn to Fly Day. At Compton Airport, curious adults take a free flight that includes learning about the aircraft, control and safety features, the review of what training is required for a pilot license, medical certification, as well as the time and cost involved.
Regia Aeronautica: Italian Aircraft
Planes of Fame Air Museum
7000 Merrill Avenue, #17
909 597 3722
This a FIRST for the Planes Of Fame Air Museum! A Living History Day featuring an overview of Italian military aircraft! This informative seminar will cover the lesser-known history of Italy, its war planes and its’ role in World War II.
Saturday @ 9am
14th Annual Bimmerfest
BMW lovers and well as people curious about the German car are invited to Pasadena for Bimmerfest. More than three thousand BMW enthusiasts as well as vendors offering all things BMW will take over the area surrounding the Pasadena Rose Bowl.
Saturday @ 10am
60th Anniversary Corvette Celebration
Fins: Form Without Function
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
323 930 2277
Corvette lovers celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Corvette at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
On display, the first 1953 Corvette ever shown in public as well as the 1964 World’s Fair Corvette.
Also at the Petersen, this exhibit! FINS: FORM WITHOUT FUNCTION. Take a look at more than a dozen vehicles featuring the American outward expression of design prowess during this country’s era of postwar optimism.
Metropolitan Water District’s 11th Annual Solar Cup
Students from 39-southern California High Schools have taken over Lake Skinner for the Metropolitan Water District’s 11th Annual Solar Cup. They are competing in the nation’s largest solar powered boat competition. The on the water solar fun is a team-based educational competition that
allows students to apply their skills in math, physics, engineering and communications, while learning about Southern California’s water sources, resource management, conservation and alternative energy development.
Amgen Tour of California
America’s Greatest Race
America’s most successful cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California is rolling through the Golden State. Sixteen of the world’s top professional cycling teams are biking their way through the challenging course that includes approximately 750 miles of scenic California highways and roadways on their way to the finish line in Santa Rosa.
Saturday @ 10 a.m.
The Beverly Hills artShow
Santa Monica Boulevard, from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive
310 285 6830
Find scenic beauty in art at the Beverly Hills artSHOW. The creative work of more than two-hundred artists is on display this weekend in Beverly Gardens Park.
10th Annual Reel Raquache Art & Film Festival
While we’re on the subject of art, the Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival is a Latino celebration of film and art in Boyle Heights. In addition to around-the-clock film programs, the festival includes live music and dance, a Youth Filmmakers’ Showcase, filmmaking workshops, directors’ roundtable, an art exhibit, and networking receptions.
Hola Mexico Festival
Downtown Los Angeles
The Hola Mexico Festival is showcasing music themed documentaries including the music of Cumbia music’s Celso Pina as well as the finest and the most creative Mexican cuisine.
Saturday @ 11 a.m.
WE Connect Health Care Enrollment & Resource Fair
Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 P Street
For more information, call 2-1-1
Free is the magic word at the We Connect Health Care Enrollment and Resource Fair in Bakersfield. There are free medical and dental screenings as well as experts to help you enroll in medical programs such as Medi-Cal, Cal Fresh, and the Kern Medical Center Health Plan. Be sure to bring your important medical paperwork.
Saturday @ 10 a.m.
Biddy Mason Resource Fair
2249 South Harvard Boulevard
Former slave Biddy Mason was the richest woman in Los Angeles and the founder of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles. A resource fair has been named and organized in her honor at the Allen House in Los Angeles. Find information about foster care awareness and foster care support services.
Saturday @ 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast with the Gibbons
Gibbon Conservation Center
19100 Esguerra Road
661 296 2737
Have breakfast with the Gibbons at the Gibbon Conservation Center in Santa Clarita. Learn about this rare group of apes and hear them sing their territorial call.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
900 Exposition Boulevard
213 763 3466
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is bugging! Really! It’s their 27th Annual Bug Fair featuring more than 60-bug exhibitors, bug science, as well as bug cooking demonstrations!
Saturday @ 1 p.m.
Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
18127 South Alameda Street
It’s “Adobe Day” at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum. Saturday is an opportunity to learn about this hidden treasure of historical significance to Southern California. The Dominguez Adobe is California Historical Landmark Number 152 and in 1976 was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
Saturday @ 6 p.m.
Horses in Hollywood
Benefiting Compton Jr. Posse
Los Angeles Equestrian Center
480 Riverside Drive
Support the work of the equestrian work of the Compton Junior Posse, a non-profit organization that keeps kids on horses and off the streets. Their annual fundraiser “ Celebrating Horses in Hollywood”, is tonight at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank.
30th California Strawberry Festival
Strawberry Meadows of College Park
Delicious heart shaped fruit is the main ingredient of celebration with the 30th Anniversary California Strawberry Festival. The fruitful fete boasts serving strawberries every way imaginable, plus a weekend for the entire family with concert performances, the Strawberry Promenade with celebrity cooking demonstrations, more than 250 fine arts & crafts booths, on more than 15-acres of parkland.
Lucas Oil Off Road
Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park
And, the LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD SERIES is at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park this weekend. This event brings together professional athletes from other sports as well as youngsters ages 8 and older in a series of professional races.