23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival
Central Avenue Between King Boulevard & Vernon Avenue
Downtown Los Angeles
This is Central Avenue Jazz Festival weekend. The citywide signature event features dozens of performances from Jazz greats and rising stars across four stages along Central Avenue between King Boulevard and Vernon Avenue. The free festival also offers everything from free medical screenings to leads on job opportunities and soccer matches for the youngsters.
Fight Cancer Festival 11am to 7pm
Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Boulevard
424 702 138
Poncho Sanchez, DW3, and Jazz legend Barbara Morrison. They are the headliners at the FIGHT CANCER FESTIVAL, day long event on the campus of Santa Monica College celebrating Cancer survivors. Tickets for the family friendly event start at $20.00.
How Sweet the Sound @ 2pm
Hyde Park Branch – Los Angeles Public Library
2205 West Florence Avenue
We can discover the rich history of gospel music in Los Angeles and how the city became a hub for the music in the 20th century at a free program entitled “HOW SWEET THE SOUND” at the Hyde Park Branch of the Los Public Library.
Led by volunteer docents from the California African American Museum, the “How Sweet the Sound” program and mini-tour charts the story of gospel in L.A., including the Azusa Street Revival in 1906, the Great Migration to Los Angeles in the 1940s and musical innovators within Black church congregations.
Midsummer Scream Halloween Convention @ 11am
Long Beach Convention Center
300 East Ocean Boulevard
These folks are not waiting until October to celebrate Halloween! Thousands of guests are in town for the MIDSEUMMER SCREAM HALLOWEEN CONVENTION in Long Beach. This huge convention featuring two massive floors of vendors and exhibitors, haunted attractions and experiences, live entertainment and world-class panel presentations. By the way, Six Flag's Fright Fest will have its own "scare zone" at the convention this year.
More information and ticket prices check the website: MidsummerScream.org
Pasadena Bead & Design Show
168 South Los Robles Avenue
Another huge event is happening in Pasadena. THE PASADENA BEAD AND DESIGN SHOW is largest bead & design event in California. We’re invited to shop more than 300 exhibits of beautiful, limited-edition, artisan handcraft, including jewelry, beads, gemstones, clothing, paintings, crafts, pottery, glass, silver, ceramics, and textiles.
Ticket prices start at $8.00.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Celebration @ 10am
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Celebrate the magic of HARRY POTTER all day in Santa Monica. DIESEL, A BOOKSTORE is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the young wizard created in a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling.
Those who arrive dressed as their favorite Harry Potter character will get a chance to enter a drawing for a store gift certificate!
First Ever California Pizza Festival @ Noon
Los Angeles Center Studios
450 South Bixel Street
We have the chance to try some of the world’s most famous pizza at the first ever California Pizza Festival right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The inaugural event, which begins at Noon, features unlimited samplings from 30 pizzerias from California, Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia, as well as world-renowned pizza chefs from Naples, Italy.
Make it a tasty Saturday! Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News!
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