Gayle on the Go: Sunday, May 19th

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Gayle Anderson gives a preview of some events taking place this weekend around Los Angeles.


Concorso Ferrari
Colorado Boulevard
From Pasadena to Raymond Avenue

Six decades of Ferraris are on display at Sunday’s Concorso Ferrari. The finest classic, exotic, and contemporary Ferraris occupy three blocks of Colorado Boulevard.

This Weekend!

Metropolitan Water District’s 11th Annual Solar Cup
Lake Skinner  

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.

This Weekend!

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.


This Weekend!

Saturday @ 10 a.m.
The Beverly Hills artShow
Beverly Gardens
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.

This Weekend!
10th Annual Reel Raquache Art & Film Festival
Boyle Heights

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.


Lea LA
Spanish Language Book Fair
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles

213 741 1151 

The organizers of the LéaLA Spanish-language book fair want to make this annual event in Los Angeles one of the biggest book gatherings in the United States. More than three-hundred publishers from the United States, Latin American and Spain are here, including Random House and the Penguin group and more.

This Weekend!

Bug Fair
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles

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!


Butterfly Pavilion Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles

213 763 DINO

Also beautiful, the 53-butterfly species at the Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum. Learn about the official California butterfly, the California Dogface, and why California butterflies love California Native Plants.


Sunday @ 10 a.m.

Butterfly House Opening
Environmental Nature Center
1601 16th Street
Newport Beach

949 645 8489

You will find more butterflies and butterfly information at the Butterfly House Opening at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach.

After you learn about the live critter, purchase handmade gifts from local artists, buy Butterfly host and nectar plants, check out the Children’s Art Juried Exhibit, enjoy breakfast, lunch, dessert and beverages and recycled butterfly themed crafts and live music.

This Weekend!

30th California Strawberry Festival
Strawberry Meadows of College Park

888 288-9242

 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.

Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.

WorldFest Veg Festival
Woodley Park
6350 Woodley Avenue
Lake Balboa


Woodley Park in Lake Balboa is the perfect location for the WorldFest 2013 Earth Day Festival. The Sunday event is filled with entertainment, education, enlightenment and, of course, healthy food!


Sunday @ 9 a.m.
10th Annual Motorcycle Ride for Guides Guide Dogs of America
13445 Glenoaks Boulevard

818 833 6475

Join the 10th Annual Ride for Guides, one of the biggest rides and fundraisers for Guide Dogs of America. Hundreds of riders are participating in this puppy-filled poker run, rolling rain or shine.


Sunday @ 10 a.m.

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area

626 969 4750

This is the last day to party likes it’s 1599 with more than 15-hundred costumed performers create the exotic and adventurous English seaport town that is ORIGINAL Renaissance Pleasure Faire. This is next to last weekend to check out 150 craft booths, rides, games, hearty English ales, fine wines and gourmet food are part of the Elizabethan era fun.

Sunday @ 11 a.m.
George Hurrell: Laguna to Hollywood
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive

Laguna Beach

949 494 8971 

This is the last day to see the exhibition George Hurrell: Laguna to Hollywood, at the Laguna Art Museum. Next weekend is the last weekend to see the work of Hollywood glamour photographer George Hurrell. The museum’s collection contains a portfolio of ten portraits of important Hollywood stars.


This Weekend!

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.

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