Gayle Anderson gives a preview of some events taking place around Los Angeles this weekend.
Sunday @ 8 a.m.
Orange County Kidney Walk
National Kidney Foundation
800 747 5527
Get some exercise and learn how to prevent kidney disease at the Orange County Kidney Walk. The National Kidney Foundation reports more than two-million people struggle with the deadly, but preventable illness.
Sunday @ 2p.m.
Playboy Jazz Festival Community Concert
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
4005 Crenshaw Boulevard
Get in the mood for the upcoming Playboy Jazz Festival at a free concert. Patrice Rushen, drummer Ndugu Chancler, and guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. are performing at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
Sunday @ 3 p.m.
Reggae for a Reason Benefit
Don the Beachcomber
16278 Pacific Coast Highway
While we’re on the subject of music, there’s “Reggae For a Reason” in Huntington Beach. The entertainment, bake sale, arts and crafts vendors are all working at this fundraiser to help Southern California’s homeless teenagers.
98th Annual Festival
National Orange Show
690 Arrowhead Avenue
For nearly one-hundred years the National Orange Show Fairgrounds has hosted this annual event that celebrates San Bernardino’s citrus industry. The tradition continues with live music, food, shopping, and a world class carnival.
Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
37701 Warren Road
There’s wine barrel racing and hot air ballooning as well as wine tasting and entertainment at this tradition, the 30th annual Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival.
Wonders of the Deep
Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach
100 Aquarium Way
562 590 3109
This is the deep, dark ocean where unusual animals live beyond the reach of light. See the unbelievable at this new exhibit at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. This is “Wonders of the Deep,” where animals dwell in extreme conditions beyond the reach of sunlight. Also, communicate and see the scientists aboard the research vessels that are making these new bottom of the ocean discoveries.
Sunday @ 7 p.m.
South African Lion Conservationist
Global White Lion Protection Trust
126 North Larchmont Boulevard
323 465 133
“Saving the White Lions.” They’re the topic of South African lion conservationist Linda Tucker who is in Los Angeles to discuss the release of her second book, “Saving the White Lions.” Her new publication tells the story of the effort to save these legendary animals, who are on the brink of extinction.
Life & Times of Abraham Lincoln
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
40 Presidential Drive
We’re invited to see this, the newest exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. LINCOLN THE EXHIBITION. History and Hollywood come together when you see more than 250 original Abraham Lincoln artifacts including President Lincoln’s famous stovepipe hat, his watch as well as sets and items from the Steven Spielberg-directed movie Lincoln.
Automobile Driving Museum
610 Lairport Street
310 909 0950
Sundays, the Automobile Driving Museum offers guests a ride in their classic cars. This adventure also features visits to the Automobile Driving Museum and special events. Admission is FREE, but donations are appreciated to keep this hidden jewel in El Segundo open and available and thriving! There’s no other museum like it in the world!