Gayle Anderson gives us a preview of some events taking place around Los Angeles this weekend.
Sunday @ Noon
Kick to Give
Operation Warm Wishes
Family Kickball Game
Food & Clothing Drive
Pepper Tree Park
230 West First Street
714 363 6621
Operation Warm Wishes invites everyone to “Kick To Give!” Family Kickball Game is also a food and clothing drive for the homeless and struggling young people. Play the ultimate kickball game and donate non-perishable food and clothing to help children in need at Pepper Tree Park in Tustin.
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.
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.
El Cid is located
4212 West Sunset Boulevard
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday’s multi-generational talent includes Jazz America, the New Latin Jazz Quintet and 13 year old Blues guitar phenomenon Ray Goren.
So, what’s going on in your world. Let me mind your business. Say something via snail-mail, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, whatever you like. Please be sure to provide video with you request. Please don’t wait until the last minute. The deadline for your information is Tuesday at 5pm.
Have a GREAT Sunday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.