What's Going On This Weekend?

Here is a curated calendar of food, arts, and events.

Hi, there. Do you know what you’re doing this weekend? I’m curating an eclectic list of events every week so you’ll never have to ask yourself, “What is there to do?”



3 p.m. In the small neighborhood of Valley Village, there are several restaurants and bakeries that cater to the tightly-knit orthodox Jewish community. Hummus King, which opened last year, is proving to be a consistently appeasing Mediterranean destination. The owner, Jason, allows hummus novices to sample many of the restaurant’s flavors before deciding on one. And deciding is hard: this is like an ice cream shop of hummus. My favorite is the “Jerusalem” hummus, a thicker blend. They also have falafel sandwiches and vegetarian shawarma. They close at 4 p.m., so order early if you want an authentic Israel dinner in time for Shabbat.

12422 Burbank Blvd. For a menu and hours, go to http://hummuskingusa.com.



10 a.m. For those that long for the days of film that portrayed dark, brooding men on horseback, is hosting the first annual . The all-day festival ends at 8 p.m. By then, you should have had your fair share of guns, ropes, and frayed cowboy hats. Films include the Clint Eastwood number A Fistful of Dollars, Dead Men Don’t Count, and Gatling Gun. Also on hand are rare spaghetti western trailers and a guest panel featuring Robert Woods and Brett Halsey.

5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood

For tickets, go to http://www.spaghettiwesternfestival.com.


10 a.m. The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is hosting a for newly implanted Angelenos and residents who seek a history lesson about their neighborhood. Sights include the Amelia Earhart Statue, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and the El Portal Theatre. Learn about architecture, cowboys, and the Weddington family history. The tour meets at the aforementioned statue in the North Hollywood Park and runs two and a half hours. 

NW Corner of Tujunga Street and Magnolia Boulevard. $10. (818) 347-9665. . 


5 p.m. in Studio City is great little café for a casual lunch or dinner. Order a grilled panini and a bottle of wine (to share, of course), and sit with your neighbors on one of the long, communal benches inside. It is a rare lunch spot when you can drink copious amounts of beer or wine before dinner, and no one will blink an eye. Such is the European way. (Order wonderfully smelly cheese to go).

12023 Ventura Blvd., Studio City



10 a.m. On the first day of Spring (or continually pleasant season for Angelenos), there is nothing better than a late brunch after basking in the sunlight all morning. Or, on any Sunday, really. Frittatas, omelets, pancakes: they’re the food of dreams. I tire of rotating the same few restaurants every Sunday, so I was excited to see announce their weekend brunch hours. I’ve only tried their dinner menu, so it will be interesting to see what the chefs can concoct for the first meal of the day. I hope their coffee is strong.

5303 Lankershim Blvd.  


1:01 p.m. The Spring Equinox isn’t just a day to divide the year into the next season; it’s an astronomical event. See how it affects the sky at the Griffith Observatory, during the day at 1:01 p.m. and at sunset (7:05 p.m.). Earth’s orbit around the sun will be tangent with the planet’s tilt; meaning Sunday will be made up of equal parts day and night. Take the observatory shuttle up to Griffith Park.

2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles

Here is a list of other events:



Want to know what plays are showing this weekend? Click on our for full listing of all the current productions going on in the arts district and surrounding areas. Here a a few highlights:

at the

Friday and Saturday @ 8 p.m., Sunday @ 2 p.m.

Read my .

Having it All at the

Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.

 Read Radomir Luza's .

The Birthday Boys at

March 4-27, Friday and Saturday @ 8 p.m.

Theatre Unleashed recently announced this show has been extended to April 2. The show won the top award at the 2010 Hollywood Fringe Festival, winning Best World Premiere. Go to www.theatreunleashed.com for more information.




- @ 7 p.m.

- Friday and Saturday @ 8:30 p.m. at he

Karaoke every night, Friday DJs play your requests

- Friday night is Ladies Night

- Open Mic starts at 7 p.m.

-Richie Vega's Pre-Birthday Bash Emceed by Joe Sparks. DJ Ivan and DJ Ben spin Top 40, Latin and Dance at this Latin-themed gay bar

- DecadeDance spinning hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s

- at  8 p.m.

in Agoura Hills -  at 9 p.m. That's right. Eddie Money.


- Friday and Saturday @ 8:30 p.m. at he

- Karaoke every night, Saturday DJs play your requests

- Saturday night is College Night, bring your college ID for drink specials

- DJ George spins Musica Latina all night, and the Ole Ole drag queen show

- At 10 p.m. DJ Garren spins pop, rock, and old school hits.

- at 8 p.m.


- 12 p.m. t0 3 p.m.  

- 6 p.m.–7 p.m. at the HaHa Cafe

- Weekly on Sundays, 8 p.m.–9 p.m.




- 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

- 3 p.m. @

- 3 p.m.–6 p.m. , 4330 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA

- Weekly on Fridays, 5 p.m.–10 p.m.

@ 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Raffles, give-aways, and prizes. Open to all.

- 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. , 12149 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA


- Weekly on Sundays, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

- Weekly on Sundays, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.




- 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. , 8401 Mulholland Drive, Studio City, CA


- Sunday @ 10:30 a.m. @

on Sunday @ 1 p.m. @

Weekly on Sundays, 8:00am



- Colfax Elementary musical @ 7 p.m.

- 10:30am to 11:00am

  7 p.m. to 9 p.m.






at the @ 3:30 p.m.

3 p.m.–8 p.m.




- Weekly on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.



For a full list of Sunday services, go here. 




@ 6 p.m.

10400 Zelzah Ave, Northridge, CA


@ 9 a.m. 

- Weekly on Saturdays


Weekly on Sundays, 12 pm–6 pm, Kinder $ Rescue hosts a mobile dog-adoption event at Book Star, 12136 Ventura Blvd. and offers adoptable pets of all ages.

- 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

-  Weekly on Saturdays and Sundays, 12 p.m.–4 p.m.



5600 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Mr. Dago has been making handmade cowboy boots and other western leather goods in this small shop since 1965. He is a pillar of the NoHo Arts Community and his store is a popular destination for men and women looking for unique, quality leather boots. Many of his clients are Country and Western performers and professional cowboys who work the rodeo circuit.

E.M. Fredric March 18, 2011 at 02:56 PM
Artists & Activists Unite in walk to save Franklin Canyon Trail - SATURDAY - 9:00 a.m. BIG EVENT!! 'Hike To The Top' on Saturday the 19th. Plan to hike the Hastain Trail and go up as far as you are able. I will be going to cover this event and will be carrying a Conan Stooges sign, come say hello! Media in attendance. There is a chain link fence that blocks access to the top and that may or may not be up so if that is as far as we can go then that is where we meet. Plan to be there by 10 AM. That is, be at the top by 10 AM. VERY IMPORTANT; Bring signs. Bring signs that state your geographical location i.e. North Hollywood, Studio City,Beverly Hills. Also any other signs you would like to bring like, 'Save Franklin Canyon,' or something cute and creative, whatever, are fine. Reason for geographical location signs is to show the huge population that is served by this canyon. We expect at least 100 people. Let's have some fun and educate our kids. Bring snacks and hike your rubbish out. A map of the canyon can be viewed by clicking the 'Map' tab. If you know you will be joining us, an email confirmation to epaulascott@gmail.com for direction map or just reply, "Yes!" Franklin is across and down from Tree people. 2600 Franklin Canyon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 http://www.savefranklincanyon.com/


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