Friday, June 18, 2010

Kristin's Kickbacks List for Week of 6-18

June 17-20. Valley Fair at Birmingham Charter High School in Lake Balboa. 17000 Haynes St., Lake Balboa, 91406. This agricultural-themed festival features carnival games, musical performances, rides, a petting zoo, farm animal and product displays and other entertainment. June 18. 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 19. Noon-11 p.m. June 20. Noon-10 p.m. Admission: $6 Adults, Seniors and children under 11 are $5. DEAL--On Sunday, adults get in at kids’ price. Parking is free.

· June 18. 5 pm to 8 pm. Twilight Night: Aloha Luau at Kidspace in Pasadena.
Kick off your summer with a tropical getaway to Kidspace! Come dressed in aloha shirts and hula skirts to make your own lei, participate in hula dancing & drumming, taste a tropical fruit drink and enjoy Hawaiian BBQ by Wolfgang Puck. The Polynesian Paradise Dancers will be on hand at 6:30pm in the Amphitheater to perform and teach the hula, along with other traditional Polynesian dances. Admission is $5 per guest; $4 for active members.

· June 19. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Make a Free Father’s Day Notepad Holder at Lakeshore, including stores in Pasadena or Northridge.

· June 19-20. Pasadena Chalk Festival. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Amateur and advanced artist make chalky pictures on 2 city blocks. Kids can make Father’s Day cards and have their faces painted.

· June 20. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dodger Stadium FREE event. The Los Angeles Dodgers invite families on to the field at Dodger Stadium for the seventh annual Father’s Day Catch on June 20. The event provides families with the opportunity to play catch at Dodger Stadium in celebration of Father’s Day. Dodger partner Farmer John is donating Dodger dogs for the occasion, Sparkletts will provide water bottles and Coca Cola will supply PowerAde. Fans can park for free at Dodger Stadium on Father’s Day. The Sunset Gate opens at 10 a.m. and families enter through the center field gates. Music, merchandise, the Dodger Ticket truck and Dodger fan clubs will be on site for the event. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will get a complimentary Dodger dog.

· June 20. 1-3 p.m. Father’s Day Concert at Descanso Gardens. Lisa Haley and the Zydecats are playing Cajun music. There will be a catered BBQ lunch available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Limited table and chairs are available, so bring blankets and folding chairs to dine among the trees. (No outside picnics are allowed.) Admission: $8 adults, $3 children 5-12. 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada.

· June 20. The Kids' Adventure Garden (KAG) at the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden is open every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The KAG provides an exciting place for children to learn about nature and gardening. The garden features a tree house, zoo garden, hydroponic pod and much more. Free. Enter at 350 W. Gainsborough Rd. at Jeanine Dr. between Lynn Rd. and Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks.

· June 20. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. FREE weekly concerts in the park. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills. This week the group is Desperado--a tribute to The Eagles.

· June 20. 6 p.m. FREE weekly concerts at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater. This week: Ryan de Ryke baritone and Daniel Schlosberg pianist perform songs of Hugo Wolf.

· June 20, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Autry National Center (across from L.A. Zoo).
The Autry invites all fathers and their families to visit the museum galleries, featuring the history and culture of the American West. Enjoy the all-day family activities set for Father's Day, including gold panning, craftmaking, and a live jam session by Western Music Association performers. The Golden Spur Cafe will feature an outdoor BBQ, plus a wide selection of meals ranging from buffalo burgers to garden burgers, and tostadas to salads. Adults: $9. Students with current ID and Seniors (60+): $5. Children (3-12): $3.00. Children under 3: free.

· June 21. 10 a.m. FREE Monday Morning Concert for children at the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park. Admission is first-come, first-served basis. I usually go around 9:30 and bring coins for parking meters. 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303 – 818-347-9938. This week’s concert is:

Twinkle Time … a high energy bilingual pop musical for kids. Most recently, this bilingual bundle of energy has made guest appearances on "Two and a Half Men," recurs on ABC "General Hospital," recurs on the popular Spanish TV show "A Que No Puedes" and toured in the national productions of "Jesus Christ Super Star," " AIDA" and "Footloose."

· June 21. 12pm - 9:30pm. Frozen Crush is offering a regular italian ice for 25 cents. 8850 Tampa Ave., Unit 102, Northridge, 91324. 818-882-8486. (In the Costco Shopping Center).

· June 22. 10 a.m. AMC Summer Movie Camp will be offered at 10 a.m. each Tuesday morning this summer at participating theatres, from June 15 through August 10. This week the movie is Imagine That (PG) starring Eddie Murphy. Each ticket is $1 and all admission and concession proceeds will benefit two AMC charities, Variety – The Children’s Charity and the Will Rogers Institute. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Tickets for each week will be on sale approximately one week prior to the scheduled show date.

· June 22-23. FREE summer movies at select Regal Theatres. Selected G or PG movies start at 10:00am every Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. Tickets and seating are first-come, first-served and are limited to theatre capacity. Tickets for the 2010 Free Family Film Festival are exclusively available at select theatres’ box office on the day of the show. Tale of Despereaux (G) and The Spy Next Door (PG) are playing at both the Civic Center Stadium 16 in Simi Valley. and the Canyon Country Stadium 10 on Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. Hotel For Dogs (PG) and Planet 51 (PG) are playing at the Grand Palace Stadium 6 on 4767 Commons Way in Calabasas.

· June 23. 2 p.m. The Found Object Juggling Show, Library Community Room, South Pasadena Library, 1100 Oxley St., South Pasadena. Michael Rayner combines hilarious tricks and stunts with uproarious comedy and a bounty of improvised fun as he juggles everyday objects, including spinning a cheeseburger on an umbrella, balancing a wheelbarrow on his chin, and performing the “Amazing Chicken Towel” trick. Check his website at

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