Editor’s Pick of the Week
Lake Avenue Church Classic Car Night & Chili Cook-Off
August 22 — Lake Avenue Church 4th Annual Classic Car Night and Chili Cook-Off (393 N Lake Ave) from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Local car clubs will showcase classic and antique cars, and there will be chili, hamburgers, hot dogs, and a bounce house for children.Free
August 24 — Nisei Week Kendo Tournament at Almansor Park Gymnasium (800 S. Almansor St.) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact Alhambra.firstname.lastname@example.org. Free
August 27 — Teen Film “Divergent” at Civic Center Library – Reese Hall (101 S. First St.) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The first of a series, is an American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The story takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic version of Chicago where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues.
August 21 — San Gabriel Valley Orchid Hobbyists meeting at the Los Angeles Co. Arboretum (301 No. Baldwin Ave.) at 7:30 p.m. Free refreshments. For more info: www.SGVOH.org. Free.
August 21 — Quinceanera Magazine Expo at 211 Huntington Dr. Everything needed and more to complete that special date under one roof. Expo will be featuring a fashion show, with the latest Quinceanera gowns. Meet the current Quinceanera Magazine Miss Cover Girl, find special discounted products and services to be presented at the expo, discover optional ideas to enhance your upcoming celebration, and receive a chance to win one of many giveaways.For info: 714-916-0134. Cost $7.
August 26 — Moonlight Storytime at Azusa City Library (729 N Dalton Ave.) at 6 p.m. Children and their parents are invited to participate. Share love for books through stories, songs, and fingerplays in a group setting. Free.
August 21 – COMPULSIVE art exhibit by Gabriel Castillo at Arts & Recreation Center (14403-B E. Pacific Ave.) Castillo has created a collection of artwork based on textured shapes and colors from an abstract perspective. Mr. Castillo’s inspiration is derived from street art. Live painting and performances for the opening reception. Call (626) 214 – 1601 for more information.Through Sept. 6. Free
Aug. 21 23 — The Burbank Comedy Festival, presented by Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant ((102 East Magnolia Street) completes a week of amazing comedy shows to the general public as well as industry showcases, podcasts, comedy classes, networking events, industry panels and after-parties. For submissions, schedule and more information, please visit www.BurbankComedyFestival.com
Aug. 24 — Two Milk Minimum, family friendly comedy at Flappers Comedy Club (102 East Magnolia Street) from 4:30 p.m. to 6 pm. For info: (818) 845-9721. Kids under two free.
August 23 — August Family Adventure Shuttle to Santa Monica Pier.
Depart 11 am – Return 6 pm. Call El Monte Transportation Department at 626-880-2217 transportation department for more information. $6 per person
August 21 — Downtown Glendale Farmers’ Market at First Baptist Church parking lot (Maryland Avenue between California and Wilson) at 1:30 p.m. Free.
August 23– Masters of Ukrainian Impressionism opening night reception at Silvana Gallery and Ukrainian Cultural Center of Los Angeles (1731 West Glenoaks Blvd. Suite 200) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. View evocative, breathtaking works of original paintings by renowned artists with prestigious backgrounds of Ukrainian Impressionisms.The exhibition is dedicated to the 23rd Anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine. Part of sales will be a donation that will be used to fund humanitarian aid for the wounded of the Maidan, the National Guard and to purchase medical and protective supplies for those struggling to defend Ukraine’s borders from invasion. For info: (818) 662-7070. Free.
August 21 — Monrovia Family Festival at Myrtle Ave. (Along Myrtle Ave. between Olive & Lime) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
August 22 — PINK ZONE OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE AT THE ACTION ON FILM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 410 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, – – Join us for the 10th Action On Film International Film Festival opening night movie : PINK ZONE. Everyone has been talking about PINK ZONE since its World Premiere at the Chinese Theatre last May. Cost: $10.
August 24: The Undercover Girls (80s)at the Rotary Club Bandshell (321 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia) from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, sit back, relax and enjoy the music For additional information, please contact the Department of Community Services at (626) 256-8246. Free.
August 22 — Farmers’ Market on 318 S. Ramona Ave. (next to city hall and in front of the library) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Every Friday night the Monterey Park Certified Farmers Market features the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, nuts, honey, breads, hot food items, plus entertainment and surprises that make a great way to start the weekend.
August 21 — Young Men’s Ensemble of LA Children’s Chorus Audition at Pasadena Presbyterian Church (585 East Colorado Blvd.) at 4:30 p.m. Los Angeles Children’s Chorus is holding auditions for middle school and high school aged boys with changing or changed voices for its Young Men’s Ensemble. Call 626-793-4231 for info. Free.
August 22 — Musical Performance From Beethovens Structure to the Fluid and Cyclical World of Debussy at Norton Simon Museum (411 W Colorado Blvd.) from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. The California String Quartet returns to perform two starkly contrasting pieces from the 19th century-Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 6 in B flat major, Op. 18, and Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10. Free with museum admission.
August 23 — Pasadena Idol Teen Talent Competition at Garfield Promenade at Paseo Colorado from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Show support for 10 talented teens chosen to compete for the title of Pasadena Idol 2014. Free.
August 23 — John Fullbright Performs at the Levitt Pavillion ( 85 E. Holly Street) from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. John Fullbright sings on the opening track of his new album, ‘Songs.
August 23 — .Saturday Nights in August Banta /Sushi Roku at One Colorado Courtyard 41 Hugus Alley). Enjoy Courtyard concerts with One Colorado restaurant pop-ups Saturday nights in August. The Echo Park-based indie pop sextet Banta – Sharaya Mikael (vocals/guitar), Kristin Hardin (vocals), Jon Marcu (drums), Scott Clear (lead guitar), Steve Oh Grohne (bass) and Alathea Reece (keys).: Free.
August 23 — Chinese Moon Festival along Valley Boulevard (from Walnut Grove to Ivar Avenue) from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. A multi-cultural event featuring live entertainment, great food, a variety of merchandise booths, food trucks, and rides and attractions for the whole family. Free.
August 21 — San Gabriel’s Farmers Market at Vincent Lugo Park (corner of Wells & Ramona Streets) from 4 pm to 8 pm. Free
August — 22 RMS RIV VU at the Sierra Madre Playhouse (87 W Sierra Madre Blvd) at 8 p.m. A romantic comedy by Bob Randall, directed by Sherrie Lofton. Cost: $12 to $25.
August 26 — Fortunate Son at Temple City Park ( 9701 Las Tunas Drive) at 6 p.m. Father & Son will wow concertgoers with their John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute. Bring your appetite to the mini FOODIE EVENT – Paradise Cookies, Rice Balls of Fire & Burnin’ Barn Burgers. Free.