Drag racing season is revving up! Hot drag racing Volkswagen's are competing at the Irwindale Speedway. KTLA's Gayle Anderson has the details, plus information on other activities you and your family can enjoy this weekend.
Saturday & Sunday @ 11 a.m.
45th Annual California State University Pow Wow & Outreach
An American Indian social celebration returns to the California State University campus in Long Beach. The 45th Annual Pow Wow, this Saturday and Sunday, is described as the largest spring event of its kind in Southern California, featuring dancing, arts, crafts and food.
Saturday & Sunday @ 9a.m.
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Palm Springs Air Museum
Southern California residents and tourists can experience “hands on” history with FIFI, the Commemorative Air Force’s iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber and other World War II military aircraft on display at the Palm Springs Air Museum.
Accompanying the aircraft a C-45 Expeditor and several other vintage military airplanes. Visitors can tour the historic aircraft and purchase a flight. Prices range from $75 to $1895. Ride reservations can be made at Air Power Tour where additional information about the tour stops can be found.
Saturday @ 9am
Naval Air Facility El Centro Air Show
Saturday at 9am the gates open for the Navy Air Facility El Centro annual air show.This is the largest single-day event in the Imperial Valley.
General admission and parking are free. The Air Show features the Unites States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. NAF El Centro is the winter training home for the Blue Angels and their performance at El Centro occurs at the end of their training and marks the beginning of their show season.
In addition to the Blue Angels, there will be several other military flight demonstrations and civilian performances. There will also be a wide variety of field exhibits and hands-on displays will be available for the education and entertainment of air show attendees. Included among these are vintage as well as state-of-the air military static aircraft, historical displays and exhibits presented by military and aviation enthusiasts.
Visitors should bring hearing protection and sunscreen to the event. Some of the acts, especially the jets can be very loud to young ears. Also, with our sunny weather, sunscreen is always advisable.
Saturday @ 9a.m.
Spring Break & Summer Job Fair
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier is hosting its annual job fair Saturday from 9am until 2pm. The park is looking to hire more than 75 employees for Spring Break and Summer positions. Apply in person at the job fair table set up adjacent to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf or apply online at Pacific Park. Applicants must be 16 or older with a valid work permit.
Oscar Nominated Costumes
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
919 South Grand
213 624 1200
Have you seen the movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel?” The Academy Award winning costumes are on display. We can see them for FREE, plus costumes worn in our favorite 2014 movies, at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising exhibition in downtown Los Angeles.
Dana Point Festival of Whales
If you missed this last weekend, you have another chance to enjoy the Dana Point Festival of Whales. This is one of Southern California’s largest seafaring celebrations. In addition to whale watching, there’s a street fair, arts and crafts exhibits, classic car and vintage boat exhibits, paddling and sailing opportunities, sand sculpting, concerts on land and water, environmental activities, educational opportunities, interpretive crafts, kids activities, fun food, and of course, whale watching excursions on a variety of vessels or whale watching from breathtaking Dana Point Headlands Conservation Park.
Sunday @ 9a.m.
LA Studebaker Drivers Club
30th Annual Winter Meet
2230 Statham Boulevard
805 487 4333
If you love Studebakers, then you will love the LA Studebaker Drivers Club annual winter meeting Sunday only at the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard.
While you’re at the museum, don’t miss the museum’s vault and collection of more than 70 rare and unique cars.
Sunday @ 7a.m.
Hot Volkswagen Drag Day
500 Speedway Drive
626 358 1100
And, while we’re on the subject of cars, you’ve never seen Volkswagens like this! These are HOT drag racing Volkswagens competing Sunday only at the Irwindale event center.
Gayle, Gayle on the Go, Anderson
KTLA 5 News
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Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Have a GREAT weekend!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.