There are quite a few art events this Saturday, as well as some unusual events. One event includes a water ski race from Long Beach to Catalina and back. All this and more is on the Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” report.
Summer Starts Here Opening Weekend
2014 Orange County Fair
88 Fair Drive
Summer starts here! This is the opening weekend of the Orange County Fair. Pig races, rodeo, cultural entertainment, rides and more are all waiting for the family.
777 Laguna Canyon Road
949 494 4514
Take a look at Art-A-Fair 2014 in Laguna Beach. It’s celebrating its 48th year as one of Southern California’s most popular art destination.
Sawdust Art Festival’s 48th Annual Summer Show
935 Laguna Canyon Road
Also, in Laguna Beach the Sawdust Art Festival’s 48th Annual Summer Show, featuring the fine art and craft of more than 200 Laguna Beach artists.
Pageant of the Masters
Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach
650 Laguna Canyon Road
800 487 3378
The Art Detective is the theme of this year’s Festival of Art’s world famous theatrical celebration of art in tableaux vivants – “living pictures.” That means incredible art re-creations of classical and contemporary works are produced with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
16th Annual Back to School Health & Family Festival @ 10am
Los Angeles Coliseum
Mother’s in Action hosts the 16th Annual Back to School Health & Family Festival at the Los Angeles Coliseum Saturday. This event provides children between the ages of 5-15 with health screenings and valuable resource information. This year’s festival will provide health screenings such as dental screenings, eye exams, blood pressure and diabetes testing and hearing exams. It’s all FREE!
Robinson Family Weekend @ 9am
City Hall Centennial Square
100 North Garfield Avenue
626 585 7250
The public is invited to the “Robinson Family Weekend” celebrating Olympic medalist and track star athlete Matthew “Mack” Robinson – older brother of baseball Hall of Fame legend Jackie Robinson -- and Rachel Robinson, civil rights activist and wife of Jackie Robinson.
After formal ceremonies, the public will have an opportunity to share their personal experiences and pose for pictures.
Catalina Ski Race
700 Queensway Drive
562 435 7676
Known as “The World’s Greatest Ski Race!” the Catalina Ski Race enjoys its 66th run today. Water skiers from around the globe come to compete. They go water skiing across 62 miles of ocean, to Avalon and back to Long Beach, finishing near the Queen Mary. The Long Beach Maya Hotel is the host hotel and headquarters for the race festivities.
Hey There Muscles!
Lou Ferrigno, the Original Hulk & Family Fitness & Wellness Program @ 9am
Habits for Longevity: Carla Ferrigno, Equinox instructors, & Double Time Twins
Santa Monica Pier
Get in Hulk shape at a series of FREE Saturday health and workout sessions produced by the original Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno, his daughter Shanna and wife Carla. Today’s focus is “Habits for Longevity!”
World Taiko Gathering 2014
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
213 625 0414
The 2014 World Taiko Gathering, the first-ever convening of Taiko groups from all over the world, is happening this weekend at the Japanese American National Museum. Taiko groups from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia are performing and presenting workshops, discussion sessions, and community-building activities.
Bill Pickett Rodeo
Industry Hills Expo Center
16200 Temple Avenue
310 674 6700
The Bill Pickett Rodeo is showcasing four generations of Black cowboys and cowgirls, honoring the legacy of Bill Pickett and his death defying rodeo feats of courage and skill. Did you know he invented the technique of bulldogging? It is the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns and wrestling them to the ground.
Gayle, Gayle on the Go
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Have a GREAT Saturday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.