May 19-May 29. Bring in any gently used clothes to the Gap and receive 30% off your same-day purchases through May 29th! Your donated clothes will be given to Goodwill. You will receive 35% off if you are a Gap Card holder. Looks like a great way to help out a great organization and get new clothes for your kids!
May 27. 6 p.m. Free weekly jazz concerts at LACMA. This week: Vocalist Dwight Trible is a singer who combines the best of vocal virtuosity with musicianship and improvisational skills to the delight of audiences and musicians alike. He has worked with such notables as Oscar Brown Jr., Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Childs, Kenny Burrell, Harold Land, and Harry Belafonte. Dwight’s collaborations with Horace Tapscott, Billy Higgins, Kamau Daaood and others have produced some of the finest musical moments in Los Angeles in recent years. BP Grand Entrance. No reservations needed.
May 27. 6 to 9 p.m. Free admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Friday Shark Lagoon Nights. The aquarium is free from 6pm to 9pm select Friday nights. Please note that while it is almost every Friday, some Fridays are excluded. Check the dates for availability before you go. Shark Lagoon Nights can be canceled due to poor weather. 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802.
May 28. 10 a.m. FREE Build and Grow Clinic at Lowes. Bring your child to Lowe's and they can build a project. 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. I would recommend trying to sign up online and getting there early. The last time we went there were fewer projects available and people who signed up ahead were given priority.
May 28. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Latin Sounds in Hancock Park. (Free event every Saturday 5 pm–7 pm, May through September). This week: Costazul. For over 20 years, Costazul has been one of the highlights on the West Coast salsa scene. Founded by brothers Freddie and Johnny Crespo, the group is known for its energetic New York swing sound performed by some of salsa’s finest musicians. Dorothy Collins Brown Amphitheater at LACMA, in Hancock Park north of the museum.
May 28-30. 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free 38th Annual Valley Greek Festival. St. Nicholas Church and its 500 volunteers invite you to enjoy a cultural experience for the entire family with live music, dancing, gourmet food, homemade pastries, cooking demonstrations, children's activities, a Greek market, and a variety of shopping boutiques. Boasting a three-day average of 50,000 guests, the admission-free fundraiser is the largest festival of its kind in the area. St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 9501 Balboa Boulevard, Northridge, CA 91325. (818) 886-4040. firstname.lastname@example.org
May 29. 6 p.m. FREE weekly concerts at LACMA. (Los Angles County Museum of Art). This week:Ensembles from the Colburn School. Works to be announced. These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater. If you don’t make it there, you can also listen online for free at: http://www.lacma.org/programs/SundaysLive.aspx#audio
May 29-30. Knott’s Berry Farm Deal. FREE Admission for active and retired Military Personnel at Knott’s Berry Farm or Soak City Orange County and Soak City San Diego. Up to 6 additional discount tickets may be purchased at the current military rate with proper I.D. (It looks like the discount tickets are $29.99 each).
May 30.11 a.m. Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade. The whistle will blow at 11:00 a.m. beginning at the Corner of Sherman Way and Owensmouth the head east towards Desoto Ave, turning South toward Vanowen. The streets will be lined with fans watching as the parade passes by. There will be a celebration afterwards at 1:30 at Quimby Park with music, food and vendors. Quimby Park is located at 7008 Desoto Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91306. (Thanks to Randi for the kickback!)
May 31. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Toddler story time at Borders at the Northridge Mall.
$17 for a 50 Minute Full Body Swedish Massage at a2z Health Massage Therapy Schools! Two locations in Thousand Oaks and Reseda. You can buy up to 4 certificates. Buy it quickly, the deal ends at midnight on May 27. Once you buy the certificate, you have until August 27th to redeem it. Here’s the link to the deal:
Kellogg’s has a free gas offer. Buy 10 Kellogg’s cereals, mail in the UPC codes with a form from this link http://www2.kelloggs.com/aarp/rewards/ , and get a $10 MasterCard to buy gas. You can do this 5 times per household.
Jamba Juice Deal! Get $2 Fruit Refreshers from Jamba Juice using the coupon found at the link below. These are made with fruit and coconut water. http://jambajuice.fbmta.com/shared/images/2147483718/2147483718_20110520314374.png
Snapple has a great rebate offer right now. Keep an eye at your local stores for Try Me Free Snapple rebate forms good on this product. The rebate is good for a FREE 6-pack (up to $5.99 value). I found some on the Snapple bottles at Ralphs. Plus you can request it once per person, but you can send up to 5 requests for other family members.
June 11. 3-5 p.m. Christian Performing Arts Center’s Dance Production. $15 for adults, $8 for children. Tickets on sale now 818-921-4430. www.cpacstudio.com Birmingham High School Theatre. 17000 Haynes Street, Lake Balboa.