Gayle Anderson gives a preview of some events taking place this weekend around Los Angeles.
Enjoy the bright lights in the big city of Los Angeles. This is the 2013 Classic Neon Cruise. This three hour tour takes us through downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood with information and guidance from the official Neon Cruise narrators.
2013 Classic Neon Cruise
Museum of Neon of Art
4th & Main
Downtown Los Angeles
Explore the rose garden, the cactus garden, hidden grottos and more at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum. The docent-led tour is free, but donations are welcome. By the way, 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.
The Great Western Terrier Association is hosting the Queen Mary Classic Dog Show. Admission is free for the day long doggie event, however there is a 15-dollar parking fee.
This weekend @ 8 a.m.
Queen Mary Classic Dog Show
1126 Queens Highway
562 435 3511
June is “Adopt-a-Cat” month according to the American Humane Association. The association says each spring thousands of newborn kittens join millions of cats already in shelters across the country. To learn if you have what it takes to be a cat parent, visit the American Human Association’s website for a their top ten checklist.
June is Adopt-a-Cat Month
866 242 1877
Help HEAL THE BAY doing a little spring cleaning. Volunteers are invited to clean up Manhattan Beach. Arrive at 8:30 a.m. Supplies, friendships, and information about protecting our environment will be provided.
Saturday @ 8:30 a.m.
Manhattan Beach Cleanup
Simmzy’s Manhattan Beach
229 Manhattan Beach Boulevard www.healthebay.org
What do you mean you cannot swim? Register for OPERATION SPLASH! It’s a free program teaching children and adults in low income areas the basics of water safety and swimming skills.
Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks
3401 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles 323
This is “Bob Baker’s It’s A Musical World!” The world famous Bob Baker Marionettes, want you to join Candy Dandy, Chili Dog, and more than one-hundred of Bob Baker’s whimsical creations as they lead you on a wondrous journey with many magical stops along the way. After the hour long production, meet the puppeteers and have refreshments in the famous Party Room.
This Weekend @ 2:30 p.m.
It’s a Musical Worlds
Bob Baker Marionette Theater
1345 West First Street
213 250 9995
Hip Hop Master Dave Scott and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy invite you to shake your “groove thang” at the Annual Hip Hop Dance Intensive. The intensive is a dynamic week of classes, featuring some of the most talented and sought after instructors and choreographers in the world of hip hop dance. More than 125 classes are offered in Breaking, Clowning, Freestyle, House, Jazz/Funk, Street, Locking, Pop’n, Stepping, Tutting, Waacking, and Waving. Also, learn about hip hop culture and participate in nightly dance battles and showcases.
Learn about the legendary tap dancing Nicholas Brothers, stage and screen sensations dating back to the 1930s. The Nicholas Brothers became a featured act at Harlem’s Cotton Club in 1932 and are considered the greatest tap dancers of their day, leaving their mark on Hollywood by inspiring dancers such as Gene Kelley and Fred Astaire.
At the conclusion of the screening at the Clayton Museum and Library, meet Tony Nicholas, son of Fayard Antonio Nicholas, one of the world famous Nicholas Brothers. He will share stories of the Nicholas Brothers and answer your questions.
Saturday @ 4p.m.
An Afternoon with the Nicholas Brothers
Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum
4130 Overland Avenue
310 202 1647
Get a little culture this summer. Shakespeare by the Sea begins its 2013 Season, featuring the classic plays KING JOHN and ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL. Admission is free at dozens of local parks each summer. This year, the Shakespeare by the Sea company delivers 40 performances in 21 locations, beginning and ending with its hometown crowd at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro.
Saturday @ 8pm
All’s Well That Ends Well
Shakespeare By The Sea
Point Fermin Park
You will think you’re in Cajun Country, but you’re really in Long Beach at the Bayou and Blue Festival, popular not just for the music, but the crawfish eating contest as well as all of the authentic Nawlins’ cuisine including gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, boudin and more.
This Weekend @ 11 a.m.
27th Annual Long Beach Bayou & Blues Festival
Rainbow Lagoon Park
562 424 0013
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Have a GREAT weekend!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.