Thursday, June 24, 2010

Kristin's Kickbacks List for Week of 6-25

June 25-June 29. Old Navy is offering 30% off everything in store and online.

June 25-June 30. Get $10 off L.A. Zoo membership at Use code 11006FFW at checkout.

June 26. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Book Sale at Granada Hills Branch Library. Great prices on used books!

June 26. 10 a.m. FREE Build and Grow Clinic at Lowes. Bring your child to Lowe's and they can build a monster truck! The kids get goggles and an apron and a kit to build an item. They use hammers their size and get a patch afterward for completing the project. You can register online.

June 26. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free event. Taste at the Grove. All-day event featuring cooking demonstrations, live music and tastes from the Grove’s restaurants. 323-900-8080.

June 27. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Free concert on the green at Warner Park. The Young Dubliners consider themselves the ambassadors of Celtic and American rock. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. For information call:877-704-3456

June 28. Free mochas at McDonald's! McDonald’s is giving away free 8-ounce mochas (hot or iced) on Mondays between 7 AM and 7 PM. No purchase necessary, one per person.

June 28. 7 p.m. FREE interactive J.A.M. Sessions: The Taiko Experience. The art of taiko drumming involves more than wielding the sticks. Learn how to get the most out of the great big drums from the masters of TAIKOPROJECT. Participants will learn about the history and development of taiko in Japan and the United States, as well as basic technique in taiko drumming. John Anson Ford Theatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, L.A. Reservations recommended. Call the box office at 323-461-3673 to avoid handling fees.

June 28. 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:

The 23 year old classical cellist and multi-genre electric cellist Tina Guo has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras internationally, including the San Diego Symphony, the State of Mexico National Symphony, the Thessaloniki State Symphony in Greece, the Petrobras Symphony, the Barra Mansa Symphony in Brazil, and the Vancouver Island Symphony in British Columbia. She performed recently at the Grammy Awards with the Foo Fighters, and with Brazilian guitarist Victor Biglione in a Jimi Hendrix Tribute Concert at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janiero.

June 28 and July 1. Free showing of Shrek the third. The Promenade at Westlake presents the Summer Film Festival! Free family movies at Mann Westlake 8 Theatres, Mondays and Thursdays at 10am. Plus, receive a KIDS EAT FREE postcard when you see a movie during the Summer Film Festival. Enjoy lunch at one of The Promenade restaurants listed below, where you will receive a free kids meal with purchase of any adult entree and beverage. KIDS EAT FREE after the show at Marmalade Cafe, Chili's, Romano's Macaroni Grill, Pick Up Stix, Champagne French Bakery, California Pizza Kitchen ASAP, La Salsa and Menchies Frozen Yogurt (buy one get one 50% off; must be of equal or lesser value).*KIDS EAT FREE offer is valid for LUNCH ONLY Mondays and Thursdays, June 14 - August 26. Cannot be combined with any other offers. 180 Promenade Way, Promenade Mall, Westlake Village, 91362. (805) 379-2299.

June 29. 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 Monsters vs. Aliens (PG). 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 29-30. 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. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG) and Surf's Up (PG) are playing at the Civic Center Stadium 16 in Simi Valley. Daddy Day Care (PG) and Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (PG) are playing at the Canyon Country Stadium 10 on Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. Tale of Despereaux (G) and The Spy Next Door (PG) are playing at the Grand Palace Stadium 6 on 4767 Commons Way in Calabasas.

July 1. 9 a.m. Get tickets for Huntington Gardens free day in August. Call 800-838-3006 or go online at

July 1. 8 p.m. Free All-Time Favorite Movies Under The Stars! The Grove Presents Movies in The Park. This week is How to Train Your Dragon. 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036. PHONE 323.900.8080

July 1. 5:30-7.Jazz at Descanso Gardens. “The Evolution of American Jazz” concert series on Thursday evenings will feature top local talent performing on the new earthen stage on Descanso’s Main Lawn. Bring a blanket to sit on and a picnic supper (normally not allowed inside the Gardens), and settle back to savor music from some of SoCal’s finest jazz artists. Concerts run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. through August 12. Concerts are free with admission to the Gardens and free for members. This week, Robert Kyle ( plays the Brazilian jazz songbook.

July 1. 6-9. Thursday night summer concerts at the Autry Museum (across from L.A. ZooSee top Latin bands in a fun, casual, energetic setting on the Autry plaza. The taco and drink bar open at 6:00 p.m., and the museum and museum store close at 8:00 p.m. Complimentary dance lessons and a separate dance floor for kids guarantee fun for all! Free for Autry members / $7 for nonmembers. This week enjoy the Susie Hansen Latin Band.

Upcoming Event

July 3. 10 a.m. (Come at 9 a.m. for pre-show activities) Big!World!Fun! Family Series. One hour-long music, dance and theatre aimed for children ages 4 to 10 and families. This week is Troupe Vertigo. Children free, adults $5. Parking $1. Reservations required. To avoid handling fees, call the box office at 323-461-3673. This is outdoors and it’s okay to bring food.


  1. Here's one for you: Keyes Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues concert series every Friday night thru Aug. 27:

    Kristi Schertz

  2. Thanks Kristi! I'll add it to my list of fun places to go.