If you are looking for something fun to do, celebrate with New Orleans at the 25th annual Mardi Gras event taking place at the Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles.
There will be music, Mardi Gras themed activities and more. Gayle Anderson has the details in today’s ‘Gayle On The Go.’
The Flower Fields Of Carlsbad
This is a sure sign of spring. The Flower Fields of Carlsbad opens this weekend.
Visitors can appreciate Mother Nature’s more than 50 acres of flowers from ranunculus, roses, orchids, and more.
World of Wine Barrel Tasting Weekend Temecula Valley Wine
800 801 9463
Here’s another sign of spring. The wineries of the Temecula Valley open their wine cellar doors this weekend for guests to enjoy their annual World of Wine Barrel tasting event.
Tickets are still available to enjoy a self-guided wine country tour that will take you to more than 30-wineries, where you will find wine will be paired with delicious food samplings.
This event is limited to guests 21 years and over. Event will be held rain or shine.
25th Annual Mardi Gras
Original Farmers Market
Third & Fairfax
323 933 9211
And, here’s one more sign of spring. The 25th Annual Mardi Gras at the Original Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax in Los Angeles. The party will include nine bands – from Cajun to Zydeco to New Orleans music as well as craft activities. The fun begins at Noon with the quirky pet and beauty pageant known as the Mutti Gras.
Saturday @ 8 a.m.
Griffith Park (Crystal Springs Picnic Area)
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
It’s not too late to participate in this morning Los Angeles MDA Muscle Walk from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Griffith Park. The MDA WALK, a series of fun, non-competitive local walks held across the country, is the largest event of its kind in the United States.
Every dollar raised or donated for the walk goes directly to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which provides vital services to families affected by neuromuscular disease and fosters research on more than 40 muscle diseases.
Get a close-up view of the costumes from the most recently Oscar-nominated films at the 22nd Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition currently on display at the FIDM Museum and Galleries.
See the costumer’s art from movies such as 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, The Grandmaster, The Great Gatsby and The Invisible Woman and other films.
Admission is FREE, but if you want to know “the behind the scenes” stories about these magnificent costumes there are curator-led tours are available for 20-dollars per person.
And, while you’re at the FIDM museum, take a look at the elaborate clothing designed to take women from maidenhood to matrimony. These rare ensembles, meant to celebrate a single day, are on display at the FIDM exhibit “BLISS: 19TH CENTURY WEDDING GOWNS FROM THE HELEN LARSON HISTORIC FASHION COLLECTION.
This is the LAST WEEKEND to see “SPY: The Secret World of Espionage” at the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The SPY exhibit includes never before seen objects and documents from the CIA, KGB, FBI, National Reconnaissance Office and the clandestine world of spies.
In addition, visitors get a chance to become a spy with the exhibit’s numerous interactives including secret writing, disguise and voice changing, and a laser maze.
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
The Los Angeles ABILITIES EXPO features an impressive line-up of exhibits, celebrities, workshops, events and activities to appeal to people of all ages coping with a full spectrum of disabilities.
One of the many vendors at the ABILITIES EXPO is EcoCentre, a Southern California-based electric car company and its newest vehicle, the Eco-M, a vehicle specifically designed for wheelchair users, which offers personal mobility without having to depend on assistance from friends, family or public transportation.
Long Range Escort Missions
Living History Day
Planes of Fame Air Museum
7000 Merrill Avenue
909 597 3722
The North American P-51 Mustang — considered one of the famous war birds of World War II — is the topic of discussion at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino.
It’s “Living History Day” at the flying museum where the Saturday focus is long range escort missions.
43rd Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales
888 440 4309
Experience the thrill of seeing the California Gray Whales, that take the longest migration of any mammal each year – traveling more than 6,000 miles in each direction – at the 43rd Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales.
Experts report the Gray Whale uses the Dana Point Headlands 200-foot cliffs near the harbor, as a navigational landmark to check their migration path. Approximately 25 percent of the Gray Whale population follow the coastline during migration – experts say that means during the peak December through March peak season — 40 – 50 whales pass Dana Point each day.
In addition to whales you’ll see dolphin, porpoise, sea lions and a host of other marine wildlife.
Family Arts Fest
Center for the Arts
Pepperdine University Center
It’s Free! It’s the First! It’s the Family Arts Fest at the Center for the Arts on the campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu.
Music and theatre performances happen on an outdoor main stage. Children can create art projects or enjoy face painting in the courtyard. Guided tours are available for the Weisman Museum of Art.
Food trucks including – Crepes Bonaparte, Dogtown Dogs and The Fry Girl will be part of the fun. By the way, their food is not free!
And, time is running out to register for this! The 2014 ASICS LA Marathon. It’s Sunday, March 9th!
Run 26.2 miles from Dodger Stadium to the sea in Santa Monica to challenge your fitness goals or donate and cheer for one of the official marathon charities.
So, what’s going on in your world? Let us know! Please be sure to provide video with your request. The deadline for your information is Tuesday 5pm.
Have a GREAT Saturday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.