Gayle Anderson gives us a preview of some events taking place in and around Los Angeles this weekend.
Saturday @ 2pm
Sunset Strip Music Festival
Sunset Boulevard, Between San Vicente & Doheny
It’s time for the 6th annual Sunset Strip Music Festival. Saturday’s musical street fest is headlined by the two-time Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park. The street fest includes an artist autograph tent, food trucks, a beer garden and interactive experiences. A portion of the street fest’s ticket sales benefit, Music for Relief, the nonprofit organization started by Linkin Park to support disaster relief and the prevention of natural disasters through various environmental programs.
In addition to Linkin Park, the two main outdoor stages will feature performances by AWOLNATION, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Logic, Slick Rick/ Doug E. Fresh, Asher Roth, Finch, and Street Drum Corps and more.
Saturday @ Noon
3rd Annual Veterans Summer Celebration & Picnic
Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center
11301 Wilshire Boulvevard
West Los Angeles
Honor our veterans at the third annual Veterans Summer Celebration and Picnic.
In addition to entertainment and picnic style refreshments, Vietnam era veteran
and U.S. Army Boxing Champion Carlos Palomino and Lakers super star James Worthy are among the guest speakers.
Da Vinci: The Genius & Da Vinci Jr.
Discovery Science Center
2500 North Main Street
Santa Ana’s Discovery Science Center is hosting a health fair this weekend to encourage healthy lifestyles for children and their families. You will find hearing and eye screenings as well as health related crafts.
Bodies: The Exhibition
Titanic The Experience
Premier Exhibitions (Former Movieland Wax Museum)
7711 Beach Boulevard
Bodies – The Exhibition and Titanic The Experience are yours to explore at Premier Exhibitions in Buena Park. Bodies provides a three dimensional look at the function of the human form and Titanic features authentic artifacts recovered from the site of the wreckage.
This Weekend @ 9am
International Surf Festival
Manhattan Avenue & 10th Street
Manhattan Beach Pier
The International Surf Festival is happening in Manhattan Beach. The family friendly event offer competitions in everything from surfing to beach volleyball to sand castle design.
It’s a Boy!
Celebrate the NEW Prince at the Queen Mary!
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
877 342 0738
Celebrate the birth of the new prince in Long Beach at the Queen Mary. Guests can save 50-percent off on the Princess Diana exhibit, which showcases a priceless collection evening gowns, dresses, photographs and more memorabilia associated with Princess Diana and the Royal Family. Admission for children is free.
20th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival
Shoreline Village Drive
And, while you’re in Long Beach, you might want to stop by the 20th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival. Yum! Yum! The festival serves mouth watering Cajun style crawfish dinners with a delectable dipping sauce, succulent red baby potatoes, and buttery corn on the cob. Work of the calories dancing to live Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans bands.
Saturday @ Noon
3rd Annual Powerful Black Family Celebration
3400 Arbor Vitae Street
213 291 7033
The American Heart Association invites families to pack a picnic basket and come to Darby Park in Inglewood for the Third Annual Powerful Black Family Celebration. The free event offers a Farmers Market and healthy cooking demonstrations, free health screenings, and exercise including basketball scrimmages, boot camp workouts, yoga and more.
Saturday @ 9am
California Native Plant Horticulture
Saturday @ 1:30pm
Pruning Native Trees & Shrubs
The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants
10459 Tuxford Street
818 768 1802
Learn California Native Plant Horticulture with Lili Singer and Pruning Native Trees and Shrubs with Rebecca Latta at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants. The foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting water saving native plants, seeds, and wildflowers.
Saturday @ 5pm
Gospel Vision Christian Center
9239 South Utica Avenue
909 948 5777
Michael Hart, Love Connection, and Curtis Brooks are some of the talented featured at Saturday’s Gospel Fest in Rancho Cucamonga. The praise begins at 5pm.
This Weekend @ 12:30pm
Ocean Appreciation Day
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
1600 Ocean Front Walk
Celebrate Ocean Appreciation Day at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Learn about the four habitats of the Santa Monica Bay: the sandy bottom, the kelp forest, the rocky shore, and the open ocean and see the animals that inhabit the areas.
Los Angeles Electric Football League
Sherman Oaks Galleria
15301 Ventura Boulevard
323 290 3434
Are you ready for some football? The Los Angeles Electric Football League is real ready. The league is kicking off its 10th Annual Playoff Weekend. There will be lots of classic football action on the classic vibrating football field.
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 Saturday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.