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DISCOVER NEW WORLDS AT THE 2014 LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR
California’s biggest end-of-summer party features Chinese Lantern Art, a Steampunk-themed nightclub, superheroes and animals, animals, animals. August 29 to September 28. Call (909) 623-3111.for general information.
August 31 — Alhambra Certified Farmers’ Market (Corner of Monterey & Bay State Streets) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Call 626-570-5081 for information. Free.
September 3 — Family Story Time at Alhambra Civic Center Library – Reese Hall (101 S. First St.) at 7:00 p.m. For families with children ages 5-12 years. This program includes stories, puppets, and other activities. Presented in the Story Time Room. For info: (626) 570-5008. Free.
August 30th ~ Rubber Soul ~ Beatles & 60’s & 70’s Rock n Roll at Matt Denny’s (145 Huntington Dr) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For information: (626) 462-0250. Free.
August 30 — COMPULSIVE art exhibit by Gabriel Castillo at Arts & Recreation Center(14403-B E. Pacific Ave.) Castillo has created a collection of artwork based on textured shapes and colors from an abstract perspective. (626) 214 – 1601
August 28 — Downtown Glendale Farmers’ Market at First Baptist Church parking lot (Maryland Avenue between California and Wilson) at 1:30 p.m. Free
September 2 — Glendale Arts POP UP Series. Free Latin Dance Classes at 100 W. Broadway from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Dances at Bloomingdale’s 2nd floor wing at Glendale Galleria. Four styles of dances adapted from Latin America will be taught by Sergio Leal, owner of Latin Dance Pro: merengue, salsa, bachata and cumbia. Solo and couple dancers of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. 818-246-6737. Free
August 30– Masters of Ukrainian Impressionism at Silvana Gallery and Ukrainian Cultural Center of Los Angeles (1731 West Glenoaks Blvd. Suite 200) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. View evocative, breathtaking works of original paintings by renowned artists with prestigious backgrounds of Ukrainian Impressionisms.The exhibition is dedicated to the 23rd Anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine. (818) 662-7070. Free.
August 28 – 30 — ACTION ON FILM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL at Krikorian Monrovia Cinema 12 & LF (410 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia)
August 28 — Monrovia Family Festival at Myrtle Ave. (Along Myrtle Ave. between Olive & Lime) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
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Live Music Weekends
Fri. and Sat 7-10 P.M.
This weekend August 29 & 30 Vocalist Anne Gholson
August 30– Banna Beag Mall (Irish Sessions); When Pigs Fly (Dulcimers, Fiddle, Folk) Traditional Music Gathering at 412 S. Myrle Ave. from 7 to 9 p.m. soKattyWompus.com 626-357-1091. Free.
August 30 — Monrovia Traditional Music Gathering. FREE summer concert series from 7:00 – 10:00 pm in the Lemon Avenue Courtyard. FREE Music and games for the kids!
August 31– Doo Wah Riders (Country) Bring the entire family to the Rotary Club Bandshell, in Library Park, for an evening of free musical entertainment from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (626) 256-8246. Free.
August 29 — Farmers’ Market on 318 S. Ramona Ave.(next to city hall and in front of the library) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Every Friday night the Monterey Park Certified Farmers Market features the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, nuts, honey, breads, hot food items, plus entertainment and surprises that make a great way to start the weekend.
August 28 — 7 Comics for $7 All Star Comedy Show at the Ice House Comedy Club (24 N. Mentor Ave.) featuring seven great headliners at 8 p.m. Cost: $7.00 – $14.00
August 30 — 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Cheers Elephant + a/k/a An American Bistro at One Colorado Courtyard (41 Hugus Alley) from 8:00 .m.to 9:30 p.m. Christened “Chew it up, Spit it out, Rock and Roll”, Cheers Elephant is a tight, rootsy, psychedelic poprock quartet that transplanted to So Cal by way of Philadelphia, PA. Digging deep into three-part harmonies and pop song arrangements. Free.
August 30 — 31st Succulent Plants Symposium Ethiopian succulents will be highlighted in this one-day symposium at The Huntington (1151 Oxford Road, San Marino).
Featured speakers include Sebsebe Demissew and Nigist Asfaw, both from the College of Natural Sciences at Addis Ababa University. Registration required. 626-405-3504. Cost: $25.00 – $75.00
August 30 — Farmer Days at Kidspace Museum (480 N Arroyo Blvd.) at 10:00 a.m. Welcome autumn and celebrate the harvest season! Dance the barnyard boogie, spin wool, make butter, press apples, make biodegradable seed pots, sharpen the botany skills, tend to the Kidspace crops and hunt for potatoes in the gardens. Special harvest presentations, music and performances will be held throughout the day. (626) 449-9144. Free with museum admission.
Aug. 30 — Pasadena Water and Power Energy Roadmap Event at Laemmle Playhouse 7 (673 E Colorado Blvd.) from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This event is the first in a three-part series of future IRP (Power Integrated Resource Plan) events this year. PWP is calling it the “Energy Roadmap.” Pasadena residents and business can chat with PWP about the IRP process. Cost: Free
August 30 — Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Alliance Francaise Open House read more “
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August 30 — Hawaiian Inspired Barbecue Cooking Class at Roy’s Pasadena (641 E. Colorado Blvd.) from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nothing says summer like barbecue and Roy’s classic Hawaiian BBQ Sandwich. Add their savory Ahi Poke and decadent Macadamia Nut Tart and one will have the perfect seasonal menu. Roy’s culinary team will share the tools and techniques participants will need to recreate this Pan Asian inspired barbecue menu in. Cost: $55.00
August 29 — Los Angeles County Fair (1101 West McKinley Ave., Fairplex). The Los Angeles County Fair celebrates its 92nd anniversary with food, attractions and entertainment for all ages. New this year is Luminasia, featuring giant Chinese lanterns fashioned in iconic landmarks (open 6 p.m. to closing; nominal fee); Hall of Heroes, which takes a look at the science behind superheroes; Grinding Gears, a Steampunk-themed nightclub; and The Farm, filled with animals and agri-tainment. Some familiar attractions are the carnival, featuring more than 70 thrilling rides; The Shopping Place; and craft beers and award-winning wines. Enjoy 23 nights of concerts and entertainment, and indulge in deep-fried everything!
Hours vary.. Phone: (909)-623-3111 or log on to lacf.com, for more information.
August 28 — San Gabriel’s Farmers Market at Vincent Lugo Park (corner of Wells & Ramona Streets) from 4 pm to 8 pm. Free.
August 28 — Big Truth & Little Lies (Fleetwood Mac/Top 40 Music) at Vincent Lugo Park (corner of Wells & Ramona Streets) from 4 pm to 8 pm. Bring the entire family, enjoy activities for kids, relax under the stars and let the music take you away! Free.
August — 29 RMS RIV VU at the Sierra Madre Playhouse (87 W Sierra Madre Blvd) at 8 p.m. A romantic comedy by Bob Randall, directed by Sherrie Lofton. Cost: $12 to $25.