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CanstructionLA presented by Goya Foods
Farmers & Merchants Bank Building
401 South Main Street- Downtown Los Angeles
(213) 924-8661

Our parents tell us not to play with our food, but we can make an exception for CANSTRUCTION LA. You can describe this as a “foodraiser” for the Los Angeles Food Bank. Architects, designers, builders, and engineers donate their time and talent to create large scale structures made entirely of canned foods. All money  raised, as well as all cans used for the structures, are donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Last year, CANSTRUCTION LA contributed 27,249 pounds of food and $15,799.00


5th Annual Glendale Invitational Power Soccer Tournament
Glendale Community College
Verdugo Gym
1500 North Verdugo Road- Glendale
(562) 449-8664

Power Soccer takes over the Verdugo Gym at Glendale Community College. The Rough Riders and the Vaqueros are competing to prepare for this summer’s championships in Massachusetts and Indiana.


How-To Low Water Garden
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive- La Canada Flintridge
(818) 949-4200

Descanso Gardens has opened a new drought tolerant garden, featuring eye popping foliage and flowers that thrive year round in Southern California. The new garden teaches visitors low water landscaping can be lush and beautiful.


California Native & Drought Tolerant Plant Classes
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
10459 Tuxford Street- Sun Valley
(818) 768-1802

We can learn more about drought tolerant gardening at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants in Sun Valley. The non-profit organization not only sells a variety of water sipping plants and trees, the staff also offers a variety of classes. Check the website early and often since the governor’s recent mandatory water restrictions have made this kind of gardening a popular topic.


The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival
700 Exposition Park Drive- Downtown Los Angeles
(877) 415-7258

Oh! Yum! Soul Food! We can enjoy the Soul Food culinary skills of Chef Amadeus, Chef Auntie Fee and Chef Robert Roberts at the Kinfolks SoulFood Festival at Exposition Park in downtown Los Angeles. Work off the tasty calories while enjoying the entertainment provided by singers Salt N’ Pepa, Bobby Brown, El Debarge, and Stephanie Mills.


4th Annual Otis Kite Festival
Santa Monica Pier- Santa Monica

Otis College of Art and Design brings world-renowned kite artists to Santa Monica for a day of family fun, education, and art at its fourth Annual Kite Festival adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier from 10am to 4pm. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $12 for all day access. Headlining a day of flying kites and other inflatables will be world-renowned kite artists Tyrus Wong, George Peters, Melanie Walker, Jose Sainz, Ali Fujino, and Ron Gibian.

A special workshop for kids focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) will integrate California Common Core requirements in Science with instruction in Art and Design. Kids will learn about the physics of flight, climate and wind, sustainable materials, and color theory while designing and decorating their own unique kites.

The Kite Festival was developed by Otis College of Art and Design’s Creative Action Program to bring families and communities throughout the Los Angeles region together for a fun-filled day of learning, creating art, and kite flying. This year, with generous support from the Drachen Foundation, Art4Moore, the Tides Foundation, the Home Depot, and the California State Coastal Conservancy, Otis has secured the funds and supplies to deliver a fantastic community event that will include educational workshops, painting, kite design and flying, and a special plain air drawing workshop.


American Soul Charity Rodeo
Industry Hills Expo Center
16200 Temple Avenue- Industry
(310) 674-6700

Learn the significance and history of cowboys of color and the American West at the American Soul Charity Rodeo in Industry. Emmy Award winning actor and director Glynn Turman, a real cowboy and rodeo champion, hosts the wild west event benefiting local charities.


Goodguys Meguiars 15th Del Mar Nationals
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard- Del Mar

A different kind of horse power happening in Del Mar at the Goodguys Meguiar’s 15th Del Mar Nationals. Check out more than two thousand hot rods, customs, classic, and muscle cars as well as trucks.


Formula Drift
Downtown Long Beach

Racing, sideways, is happening on the streets of downtown Long Beach this weekend. This is Formula Drift. This style of racing is not just about speed, it’s about execution and style in this combination of racing and extreme sports.


Gayle, Gayle on the Go, Anderson
KTLA 5 News
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Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 460-5732
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Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.