Family Fun

Malibu Bluffs Park

Easter Hoppenings

Friday, April 18, 3 - 6 pm

Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon filled with an Egg Hunt for children ages 1-10, bounce houses*, food vendors*, crafts, photos with the Easter Bunny and more! Adult Egg Hunt (age 18+, after children’s egg hunt) prizes include Dodger tickets, Pacific Park ride tickets, coupons for free yoga classes, food coupons, movie tickets and more.

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Upcoming Events

Topanga

15th Annual Topanga Earth Day

Saturday & Sunday, April 19 & 20

Topanga Community Club Fair Grounds, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga

An authentic annual gathering of Musical performances, Guest speakers, a Gallery of ecological artists, Non-profit organizations, complimentary Workshops; biodegradable & sustainable solutions, innovative environmental demonstration area, Composting, Water conservation, Native planting, Organic Food Gardening, Primitive skills & Living by example, Ecological products and services, Alternative energy, Healing arts, Organic food & beverages (vegetarian only), and a free Bio-diesel shuttle. Topanga Earth Day is a gathering for all ages, all cultures, and all families.

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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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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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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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Live Theatre

Theatre Palisades hosts

The 5th Annual Palisades Playwrights Festival

Tuesdays, 7:30 - April, 8, 15 & 22

Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Rd, Pacific Palisades

3 Exciting Readings of New Plays by Award winning Pacific Palisades Playwrights. Admission $5, or $10 voucher for all three.

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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: 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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