Saturday @ 4pm
Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum
4130 Overland Avenue
310 202 1647
The Mayme Clayton Library and Museum continues its series “Black Talkies On Parade” with the Academy Award winning film “BLACK ORPHEUS by French director Marcel Camus.
The film reinterprets the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice into a modern context that takes place in Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival.
The film features a vibrant musical Bossa Nova score by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Composer/Guitarist, Luiz Bonfá.
Black Orpheus was originally filmed in the Portuguese language however, MCLM will present the English version.
Saturday @ 10am
Day of the Cowboy & Cowgirl
Western Frontiers: Stories of Fact and Fiction
The Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Happy trails are waiting for you at the DAY OF THE COWBOY AND COWGIRL at the Autry National Center. This is a daylong festival celebrating the Wild West featuring trick ropers, gun-slingers, cowboy poetry, square dancing, children’s activities, horseshoe pitching contests, and an outdoor barbecue.
Also, explore the exhibit WESTERN FRONTIERS: STORIES OF FACT AND FICTION, the history guns have played in the history of the West.
Saturday @ 7:30pm
Silent and Classic Movie Nights
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer Street
323 225 2700
Long before the Johnny Depp version of Alice in Wonderland, there was this! The 1915 silent film version. You can see the third film adaption of the Lewis Carroll classic novel at the Heritage Square Museum.
The event is free for museum members. Admission is ten dollars for the general public.
ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball
The ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball is the first Federation
Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) sanctioned event in the United
States in more than a decade.
The top U.S. men’s and women’s teams against the best teams from around the world are competing including Olympians Kerri Walsh Jennings, Todd Rogers, Phil Dalhausser, April Ross and Jennifer Kessy.
It’s Kittenpalooza at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles. All cat and kitten adoption fees are 18-dollars and-77-cents. Why? Because spcaLA was founded in 1877.
Before going to their new home, all spcaLA cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. All cat adopters are given a certificate for a free health examination at a participating veterinary hospital and a free temporary cat carrier.
Saturday @ Noon
CAFAM Global Bazaar: Japanese Cultural Market
Craft & Folk Art Museum 5814 Wilshire Boulevard
323 937 4230
Japanese culture, art, and handmade crafts are available at the Craft and Folk Art Museums Japanese Cultural Market Global Bazaar. Many local artists are showcasing their work influenced by Japanese style and traditions. Learn Japanese culture and find unique crafts by local artisans. Sales will benefit CAFAM.
Malibu 42nd Annual Arts Festival
Malibu Civic Center
310 456 9025
This is considered one of the most beautiful outdoor art festivals in the nation! The Malibu Arts Festival features more than two-hundred award winning painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, and other unique artisans.
The Arts Festival also includes an entertainment stage where original musicians perform each day, a children’s workshop where kids work with artists to create their own art, and a food truck terrace featuring exciting menu items with incredible cuisine.
Saturday @ 10 am
Summer Sawdust Art Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road
949 494 3030
More than two-hundred Laguna Beach artists are waiting for you at Summer Sawdust Festival. During the three month art event, find variety of one-of-a-kind arts, crafts, jewelry and other treasures.
Flamenco Festival is in town at the iconic Spanish-inspired El Cid restaurant in Silver Lake.
You will feel as though you have been transported to Spain! The flamenco activities include master classes teaching those fabulous and dramatic arm and hand movements, art displays, and three full flamenco-themed performances.
Saturday @ 1:30pm
Seeds, Please: Collecting, Processing & Storing Native Plant Seed from Home Gardens with Genevieve Arnold
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
10459 Tuxford Street
818 768 1802
Native seed are not just for the birds! The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild and Flowers and Native Plants offers a special class on collecting processing and storing native plant seed from home gardens. Your guide is Genieve Arnold, who is teaching the fun and easy experience of gathering and saving seeds.
Saturday @ 3pm
Second Annual Car Classic
San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Olive Avenue.
818 238 5180
The world’s most spectacular celebrity vehicles cruise into Downtown Burbank for the 2nd annual Car Classic on The Downtown Burbank Car Classic is free and open to the public.
The show features an entire city block devoted to famous film, TV and celebrity cars, and 200 more pre-1974 exotics and hot rods spread over four Downtown blocks along San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Olive Avenue.
This Weekend @ Noon
Central Avenue Jazz Festival
Historic Dunbar Hotel
42nd & Central Avenue
South Los Angeles
And, there’s music in the air this weekend at the 18th Central Avenue Jazz Festival. The free celebration of community and music begins at Noon in front of the newly renovated historic Dunbar Hotel.
Jazz greats such as Louis Armstrong, Billy Holiday, and Duke Ellington would stay at the Dunbar Hotel after their high society gigs. During after hours, they would jam at the many jazz clubs that existed along Central Avenue at the time.
Saturday’s multi-generational talent includes Ernie Andrews, Cuba LA and the Gerald Wilson Orchestra.
Open now through Sunday, August 11th
Orange County Fair
88 Fair Drive
This is a summertime tradition! The Orange County Fair up and running! The theme this year is “COME AND GET IT!!!
There are all kinds of several special deals on admission and entertainment. Every Wednesday is “We Care Wednesday.” Donate the items featured each Wednesday, get free admission and a free ride ticket. Check the website for fun fair details.
Saturday @ 10am
Becoming Los Angeles
Natural History Museum
Downtown Los Angeles
213 763 3466
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County by visiting the NEW exhibition “Becoming Los Angeles.” Explore the growth of Los Angeles during the course of five centuries by examining more than five-hundred artifacts and compelling stories from Native Americans to filmmakers, and more.
Nature Lab and Nature Gardens
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Park
Also NEW for the museum’s anniversary is the Nature Lab, an indoor interactive complement to its outdoor Nature Gardens exhibit. The Nature Lab is bustling hub of investigation where visitors of all ages can have fun participating in research and explore a colorful, media-filled space revealing L.A.’s rich and ever changing wildlife and urban biodiversity.
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