Worth the Drive

Antelope Valley

23rd Annual California Poppy Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27

Lancaster City Park, 43011 10th St W, Lancaster
Tickets: Adults-$8, Child & Senior-$5, under 5 free.

Two days of music, art, food and fun celebrating the state flower of California and the appearance of poppies in the Antelope Valley!

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LOCAL EVENTS: Malibu

City of Malibu hosts

Earth Day Festival

Sunday, April 27, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu

Malibu Chamber of Commerce Environmental Committee presents its annual Earth Day celebration at Malibu Country Mart. Join your friends and neighbors for environmental vendors, live music and children’s activities.

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Green Corner

Santa Monica

Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup – Earth Day

Saturday, April 26, 10 am - Noon

Santa Monica Pier, On the north side of the pier, Santa Monica

If you want to help protect the ocean you love from pollution, Heal the Bay can help. From volunteering with your friends and family at one of our monthly beach cleanups. Our monthly Nothin’ But Sand cleanups are open to all. This is a great opportunity for you and your friends to get involved! Volunteers must be 12 years old or accompanied by a parent.

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Family Fun

Santa Monica Aquarium

Earth Day Celebration

Saturday April 26, 10 am - 5 pm

Santa Monica PIer Aquarium - 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica

Earth Day is observed each year on April 22nd, but Heal the Bay and its Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will continue that celebration on Saturday, April 26th, with a beach cleanup, sand castle contests and a day chock full of special Aquarium activities for the whole family.

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Outdoors

Temescal Canyon Association

Monthly Sunday Hikes

All Hikes start at 9 am

Temescal Gateway Park parking lot at the northwest corner of Sunset Blvd & Temescal Canyon Road.

•April 13th: The Rendezvous Hike – We will take the beautiful trail up Santa Ynez Canyon to Trippet Ranch and meet with Sierra Club groups to celebrate John Muir’s 176th birlthday, about a seven-mile round trip with moderate gain.

•May 18th: We will hike about three miles from Malibu Creek State Park to Paramount Ranch to join the festivities at the Banjo and Fiddle Contest. Admission is $20.00, $15.00 for seniors.

•AND on May 13th we will resume our popular Tuesday evening walks by hiking the trails around Will Rogers State Historic Park. As usual we will meet in the Temescal parking lot at 6:00.

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Music

Santa Monica

Live Music at Harvelle’s

On-Going - Visit Website for schedules & times

Harvelle's, 1432 4th Street, Santa Monica

Established in 1931, Harvelle’s is the oldest live music venue on the Westside. This dark, sexy room is the perfect spot for listening, dancing and drinking to the best local, national and international acts. “Read More” to visit Website for schedules & Times

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Sports

Pepperdine Athletics

Pepperdine Baseball

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Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu
Tickets: $8/Adults, $5/Students & Children

Pepperdine Men’s Baseball is going strong. Bring the family to see NCAA I baseball at its best. Read more to see schedule and times…

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Upcoming Events

Costa Mesa

Orange Coast College Swap Meet

Every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Orange Coast College- 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa
Free admission and parking for customers

Held each Saturday and Sunday on campus (Adams Ave. parking lot) from 8 AM to 3 PM. The swap meet offers a mix of one-of-a-kind used treasures as well as new merchandise and features a colorful array of vendors who sell everything from produce and fresh flowers to unique crafts. Proceeds from the swap meet go to the college’s credit program which funds over 150 course sections each year. Free admission and parking for customers.

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LOCAL EVENTS: Santa Monica - Venice

Santa Monica College

Celebrate America

Saturday, June 29, 5 pm

anta Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica

SMC’s Independence Day Celebration—the biggest, most sensational patriotic community event on the Westside! Bring your family and friends to SMC for a star-spangled salute to our nation’s independence. Come early, picnic on the lawn, enjoy continuous entertainment and special exhibits (with plenty of refreshments available for purchase), and cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks salute to America.

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Outdoors

Franklin Canyon

Nature in Focus

Saturday, June 9, 8 am

Sooky Goldman Nature Center, Franklin Canyon Park, 2600 Franklin Canyon Dr, Beverly Hills

A good photograph uses technique, composition, and being in the right place at the right time. We can provide a stunning setting, while Volunteer Naturalist Renata can help with the rest. Bring your camera.

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Film

Hollywood

Evening at the Barn: A Tribute to Funnyman Jack Oakie

Monday, June 11, 7:30 pm

Hollywood Heritage Muesum, 2100 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood
Tickets: $10

The event will take place in the historic Lasky-DeMille Barn and will cap off this season of the Evening @ the Barn series. Oakie appeared in over 100 movies and television programs over the course of a stellar career that spanned from the early 1920’s to the mid-1960’s. But he is probably most remembered for his portrayal of Benzino Napaloni, the boisterous dictator of Bacteria, in Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator (1940), for which he received an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor Award category.

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Palisades

Screening of Queen of the Sun:What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Tuesday, June 12, 7 pm

Aldersgate Retreat Center, 925 Haverford Avenue, Pacific Palisades

This documentary discusses the global decline of bees, and how beekeepers and others can nurture them. Honey Love, a non-profit devoted to protecting the honeybees and educating new urban beekeepers will participate in the discussion. Learn how you can help these important pollinators. create a HoneyLove was featured in an article in the June issue of Sunset Magazine. RSVP info@palisadescares.org or 310-459-1614

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Upcoming Events

Santa Monica

3rd Annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival

Saturday, June 9

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica

The world famous Santa Monica Pier and Honolua Surf Co. will kick off the summer of 2012 with the 3rd Annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival, featuring paddleboard races, an ocean swim, dory competitions, hula dance groups, live music and a surfing, lifeguard and paddleboard history exhibition.

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LOCAL EVENTS: Malibu

Pepperdine University Center for the Arts

An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Tuesday, May 6, 8 pm

Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award‐winning saxophonist, and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is among the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, he continues to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist and a composer. Join us for an astounding performance by one of the most innovative and forward‐thinking jazz ensembles around today.

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LOCAL EVENTS: Westwood - Brentwood

Westwood

“Othello”

Sunday, May 4, 2 pm

James Bridges Theater, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, 235 Charles E. Young Drive, Westwood

Othello in HD – L.A. Theatre Works and Brit Week LA bring a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy, filmed live at England’s National Theatre, to Los Angeles audiences with this HD broadcast. Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans, James Bond: Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of Athens, One Man, Two Guvnors) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of Hamlet. Othello, newly married to Desdemona – who is half his age – is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favor of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

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Westwood Village

Westwood Live

Thursday, December 20, 6 pm

Westwood Village

Live performances, Shopping, Theatre, Dinning, Art Exhibits, Happy Hours, Street Performers, Giveaways, Music, After Party and More….all in Westwood Village. Starting at 6 pm.

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