Thursday, June 28, 2012

Kristin's Kickbacks List Week of 6-29


June 29. 6 p.m. Free weekly jazz concerts at LACMA. BP Grand Entrance. No reservations needed.

June 29. 7 p.m. Dive-in Movie Night at Santa Clarita Aquatic Center. 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway. 661-250-3766. Enjoy How to Train Your Dragon (PG) on the big screen while you float in the pool or lounge on the deck. No outside food or drink allowed; concession stand will be open. $7 per person.

June 30. All day. Old Navy. $1 solid flip-flops for the family. In stores only.

June 30 (and every Saturday). 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Make a free craft at Lakeshore Learning Store. There is a store on Devonshire near Balboa and another in Pasadena. Check out their website for more information.

June 30. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Latin Sounds in Hancock Park. (Free event every Saturday 5 pm–7 pm, May through September). This week: Louie Cruz Beltran. Dorothy Collins Brown Amphitheater at LACMA, in Hancock Park north of the museum.

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

July 1. 6 p.m. FREE weekly concerts at LACMA. (Los Angles County Museum of Art). 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:

July 2. No Monday Morning Concert at the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park this week because of the holiday.
July 3. 10 a.m. Cinemark Theaters is once again doing their Summer Movie Clubhouse. You can enjoy 10 weeks of summer movies for kids on Tuesdays with a punch card for only $5 (purchased in advance – otherwise pay $1 per movie at the box office). There is a Cinemark in North Hollywood.  The address is 12827 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91606. 818-508-1943.
July 3. 5 p.m. FREE LEGO® mini model build at the Glendale Galleria LEGO store, the first Tuesday of each month. One free per child. This month make a lego flower. Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. 2148 Glendale Galleria, Glendale, 91210. (818) 549-0733.
July 3. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Free evening at Kidspace Museum. This museum in Pasadena is a lot of fun for children and normally $10 a person, so this is a great deal! (It offers free admission the first Tuesday of the month from 4-8 p.m.) 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 91103. (626) 449-9144.
July 3. 6 p.m. Family Tuesdays at Descanso Gardens. These hands-on activities and performances are sure to entertain children of all ages (and grownups too!) Picnics are encouraged while kids and adults enjoy a variety of music, theater and garden events. All performances are free with admission and begin at 6 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission prices: General $8. Senior/Students $6. Children (5 to 12 years) $3. No cost for parking. 1418 Descanso Drive,La Cañada Flintridge, 91011.

July 3-4. 10 a.m. $1 summer movies at select Regal Theatres. Selected G or PG movies start at 10 am every Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. Tickets and seating are first-come, first-served and are limited to theatre capacity.
July 4. All day. $2 ice blended drinks at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, with $1 of each drink going to Operation Homefront. Offer valid only participating retail locations. Not valid in Ralphs, airport and Hawaii locations. Valid only on July 4, 2012. Offer applies to one (1) 12oz Ice Blended drink only.

10th Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Exposition Park)
When: July 4, noon-10 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Parking: $10 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.), free after 5 p.m.
Details: Beginning at noon, KJLH will present live entertainment on stage at the east end of Christmas Tree Lane, just north of the Sports Arena. There will be food vendors and activities for kids of all ages. The fireworks show will get underway at around 9 p.m. and will feature a full 60 minute pyrotechnic display set to music.
18th Annual Hansen Dam Fireworks Spectacular
Where: Hansen Dam Recreation Center
When: July 4, 2 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Parking: $10
Details: A fun-filled, family-friendly event highlighted by the “Spirit of America” fireworks show. Includes a hometown hero award presentation for Ritchie Valens, Isaac Avila,Marie Harris, Lily Rodriguez and the Alfred Anthony Flores Jr. Scholarship. Cool off with a swim in the 1.5-acre lake, then enjoy music performances, military flyover, food vendors, exhibitors, waterslide kid zone, raffles and more. 
14th Annual 4th of July Spectacular presented by Shepherd of the Hills Church and Shapell Homes; one the largest 4th of July shows in all of Southern California. This event features an aerial fireworks presentation, inflatable "moon bounces" for the kids and a wide variety of local food vendors. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

You can bring lawn chairs, blankets, sun umbrellas (taken down at dusk), food & drinks, cooler (will be searched) and sunscreen.  No alcohol, glass bottles or animals.

We have FREE ample parking all around the event. You may park your car in the lot on the NW corner of Rinaldi Street and Porter Ranch Drive or in the Town Center parking lot (where signs indicate). There is also parking along the East-side of Corbin Avenue.

July 5. 6 p.m. Enjoy 10 cool Thursday evenings in the Gardens with live music from some of best jazz artists in the Southland. Descanso Gardens welcomes back some fan favorites from summers past, and some faces new to the Main Lawn. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, picnics and friends to savor the sounds of jazz! All concerts are free with admission and begin at 6 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission prices: General $8. Senior/Students $6. Children (5 to 12 years) $3. No cost for parking. 1418 Descanso Drive,La Cañada Flintridge, 91011.

Ongoing Deals

Here’s a bowling deal Brenda told me about. Children 16 and under get 2 free games a day, shoe rental is not included, from May to September (the dates are on the website). Also there is a plan for 17 years and older. Check out the details at

We are members of the L.A. Zoo.  We received an email with a promo code for anyone who is interested becoming a member. Offer expires June 30, 2012.  You can save $10 on the cost of the membership by using this code:  11203FFW  

Coffee Deals

At Target Starbucks locations, buy a Frappuccino and get one free for your friend. Offer good through July 2nd at participating locations.

Get $1 off each Frappuccino at Starbucks when you buy 2 or more at once. Good thru July 1st!


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