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Weekend Guide: Festivals, Fairs and Food Trucks

Everything you need to know for a fun few days is right here.

Calabasas Fine Arts Festival

When/Where: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Calabasas Civic Center & The Commons at Calabasas.

Why Go: More than 170 artists will be showcasing handmade jewelry, sculpture, pottery, photography, glasswork, wall art, woodwork and metal art. The festival, in its 14th year, also features live musical entertainment and free youth art activities.

Pricing: Free admission.

St. Frances de Sales School Fair

When/Where: Friday, 6 p.m.-11 p.m.;  Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 7:30 p.m. St. Francis de Sales School, 13368 Valleyheart Dr., Sherman Oaks (at Dixie Canyon Avenue and Moorpark Street).

Why Go: It's one of the biggest elementary-school events in the area and open to the public. This annual fair features fireworks, traditional carnival games, rides and live entertainment by performers, including Bob Cowsill and Friends, Kelly's Lot, Relax to Paris, the Rockin' Haims and Pac Maniac.

Pricing: Free admission; rides and food cost extra.

Food Truck Festival at Sherman Oaks school

When/Where: Friday, 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies, 18605 Erwin St., Tarzana.

Why Go: Sample the wares of mobile eateries at this LAUSD magnet school's senior fundraiser, a Mini Food Truck Festival, which is open to the public. Participating trucks are: Komodo (5 p.m.-9 p.m.), Papa's Tapas (3:30 p.m.-10 p.m.) and Lake Street Creamery (4 p.m.-7 p.m.). The Senior Class Talent Show begins at 7 p.m.

Pricing: Food trucks vary; talent show tickets are $7 presale, $10 at the door.

28th Annual Topanga Blues Festival

When/Where: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga Canyon.

Why Go: It's the annual fundraising festival for the Southern California Blues Society (SCBS), under the trees at this very special amphitheater. It promises to be a great day of blues featuring Chuck Willis, Lynwood Slims Blues Band, Gregg Wright and Sean Lane.

Pricing: SCBS members, $28.50; non-members $38.50. For tickets and more information, go to scbsevents.org.

 

NIGHTLIFE

Check the for everything you need to know to rock and roll all night and party every day in North Hollywood, Toluca Lake and Valley Village. And check the for all the plays going on.

 

ANYTHING ELSE COOL HAPPENING?

Thursday

@ @ 2 p.m.

@ 5 p.m.

- Weekly on Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Friday

- Weekly on Fridays, 5 p.m.–10 p.m.

Saturday

- Weekly @ 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday

- Weekly on Sundays @ 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

- Weekly on Sundays @ 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

- 8:30 a.m.

 

SPORTS ACTIVITIES

Thursday

Weekly on Thursdays, 4:15pm

6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Sunday

- Sunday @ 10:30 a.m. @

on Sunday @ 1 p.m. @

Weekly on Sundays, 8:00am

FAMILY/KIDS

Thursdays

Friday

- 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Saturday

@ 10 a.m.

@ 2 p.m. 

TEENS

Friday 

@ 3:30pm

3 p.m.–8 p.m.

 

RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL EVENTS

Friday

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

Saturday

Sunday

For a full list of Sunday services, go here. 

 

COMMUNITY/VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Thursday

- 7 p.m.

Friday

- Weekly on Saturdays

Saturday

- @ 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

@ 1 p.m.

Sunday

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.

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

 

WHAT MOVIES ARE SHOWIN AT THE EAST VALLEY THEATERS?

Click on the links to find that latest showtimes:

AMC Universal CityWalk Stadium 19 - 100 Universal City Plz, Universal City

- 12827 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood

Valley Plaza 6 - 6355 Bellingham Ave., North Hollywood

- 15301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks

- 14424 Milbank St, Sherman Oaks

AMC Burbank 16 - 125 E. Palm Ave. Burbank

AMC Burbank Town Center 6 - 770 North 1st Street Burbank, CA

 

BUSINESS LISTING OF THE DAY:

café is a small neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of the Latin area of the NOHO Arts District. It serves inexpensive and authentic Mexican cuisine in a no-frills setting. It has all of the popular classics such as nachos, burritos, soups and tacos and a large section of flavored rice dishes that are made with pork, chicken and beef. During the day, El Leno sets up a fixed-price all-you-can-eat breakfast and luncheon buffet. It also provides catering for large orders (call ahead to organize and pay for in advance). This is a great option for entertainment filming companies in the area who always need to feed a crowd.

Yvette Kaplan April 28, 2011 at 03:06 PM
Regarding your Events Listings: I believe the Sherman Oaks Farmers Market is on Saturdays, and not Sundays. Also, there is a typo in the Thursday Glendale market time. It opens at 9:30AM not PM. Thanks!
Craig Clough (Editor) April 28, 2011 at 06:28 PM
Thank you, those changes have been made

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