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What Do Anastasia and Shrek Have In Common?
when: Nov 8 at 6 p.m.
where: Downtown, Electric Dusk Drive-In, 1000 San Julian St., Los Angeles
ages: 4 & up
They’ve both been nominated for Academy Awards and for Golden Globes, and they’re both playing Nov. 8. Electric Dusk Drive-In presents “Anastasia” and “Shrek” for family movie night. See a drive in in the heart of the city! Downtown Los Angeles’ hippest movie venue is an old-school drive-in movie theatre. Complete with a full service Snack Bar, and audio right in your own vehicle.
more info: http://www.electricduskdrivein.com/
A Day With Thomas @ Orange Empire Railway Museum
Saturday, November 8 through Sunday, November 16
All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends are once again chugging into the Orange Empire Railway Museum on November 8, 9, 11, 15, and 16! Discounted tickets are on sale through September 1 for select boarding times.
Where: Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 S. “A” Street, Perris CA 92570
Who: The whole family
How: Buy tickets ONLINE
Cost: Regular ticket price: $25. Early bird ticket price: $19. Ages 2 years and above require a ticket, under 2 will not have their own seat.
For more info: http://www.oerm.org/upcoming-events
Veterans Appreciation Festival
when: Nov 8 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
where: South Bay, Battleship IOWA, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, Ca
cost: $7-$10, kinds under 6 free
ages: All Ages
The City of Los Angeles and Battleship IOWA will be hosting the Annual Veterans Appreciation Festival featuring free Battleship IOWA Tours for Veterans and active duty military, live music, food trucks, and plenty of activities for the kiddos.
Descanso Gardens holds its annual Japanese Garden Festival on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the art and culture of Japan, featuring taiko drum performances, an ikebana display, a garden tour and more. Patina sells Japanese cuisine, sake and beverages through the weekend. The festival is free with Descanso admission
$9 general, $6 seniors/students with I.D., $4 children 5 to 12; children 4 and younger free
The New Urbanism Film Festival presents The Friendly Bikeride on Sunday at 10 am. The 2-hour ride showcases the Mid-City West Community Council’s plan to create Neighborhood Greenways for safe walking and biking in the community. Ride down routes the council has highlighted to be Bicycle Friendly Streets, the changes they’ve proposed, and the progress that has been made towards creating a safer neighborhood for pedestrians, bicycles and cars. The ride starts at Alfred Coffee Melrose Place and ends at Milk Jar Cookies on Wilshire Boulevard, with a number of stops along the way to talk about the different changes proposed. This is event is FREE.
CHAMPAGNE AND CROQUET:
Barnsdall Art Park holds an afternoon of “Champagne and Croquet” on Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm. They’re setting up croquet on the west lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House (which reopens public soon). The afternoon includes a three-flight sparkling wine tasting by Silverlake Wine and members of the Pasadena Croquet Association on hand to give instructions. Brunch will be available for purchase from from Heirloom LA and coffee by Bru CoffeeBar, but guests are welcome to bring their own picnic. The tickets are $35 for adults and $5 for kids (3+), with a members discount at $25. The proceeds benefit Barnsdall. No formal dress or knowledge of croquet necessary.
Have an Ice Age Encounter!
where: Page Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
ages: 4 and up
Want to see a saber-toothed cat come to life? You can! Thousands of these cats were excavated from the La Brea Tar Pits and they wanted to show kids what these cool prehistoric cats really looked like when they moved, so they went to the folks at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop (you know, the people who made Miss Piggy and Kermit!) to help. The result? A snarling, prowling Saber-Toothed Cat and her 2-month-old baby (named Nibbles) make a special appearance right before your very eyes.
Shows at 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 12 p.m. every Friday. (They also have shows on the weekend at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. )
Warning: the shows depict a realistic prehistoric animal and may be frightening for very small children.
More info: Tar Pits
Car Show / Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
7:30a – 10:30a
Emmanuel Church Parking Lot – 438 E. Harvard Rd., Burbank
Emmanuel Church is hosting a Car Show and Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday morning, November 8th, from 7:30 – 10:30 AM. All proceeds go to the Lord’s Kitchen Ministry which helps feed the hungry in our community. For further info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: $10.00 per person
More info: Website
Veteran’s Day Community Festival at VNSO Park
And Coming Soon -
SCNC Presents 4th Annual Luminaria Festival – December 7, 2014
4th Annual Luminaria Festival is Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 3pm – 7pm
The Studio City Neighborhood Council is proud to present for the fourth year in a row their FREE, family-friendly LUMINARIA FESTIVAL at the historic Campo de Cahuenga on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 3 pm – 7 pm. All are welcome to enjoy the festivities which include performances by a jazz big band, cultural dancers and a handbell ensemble, kids’ arts & crafts activities with The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, storytelling with the Studio City Branch Librarians, complimentary ‘holiday’ treats, over 4000 luminaria lanterns decorating the Campo’s grounds and more!
Event location: 3919 Lankershim Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604.
Free parking and entry.
Lisa Cahan Davis