TOM LABONGE NEWS
Councilmember Tom LaBonge and the Department of Parks & Recreation invite you to a special Groundbreaking Ceremony of the North Hollywood Multi-Purpose Center.
11480 Tiara Street, North Hollywood 91601
Thursday, July 21, 3 p.m.
Don’t miss out on the Toluca Lake networking breakfast every Wednesday, a meeting of local professionals. Cost is $12.
10050 Riverside Dr.
Wednesdays, 7:25 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
The Byrd Show
The Brand Library Art Galleries is proud to present The Byrd Show: 40 Years of Art & Design, the first West Coast retrospective of renowned artist and graphic designer David Edward Byrd’s career. The exhibit runs now through July 22.
With a career spanning more than four decades, David’s work is firmly entrenched as part of our visual culture. The selection of the rock ‘n roll and musical theater greats that David Byrd has worked with over the years is a veritable who’s who, including The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The Brand Library Art Galleries
1601 W. Mountain St.
Now through July 22
For more information, visit www.brandlibrary.org/brand_music_events.asp or call (818) 548-2051.
Summer Concert Series
The Levitt Pavilion Pasadena, located in Memorial Park in old Pasadena, has kicked off its ninth annual 50 Summer Concert Series (Wednesdays–Sundays) at Make Music Pasadena. All concerts have open lawn seating and are free and open to the public. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights concerts begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday concerts begin at 7 p.m. Children’s nights are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Audience members can enjoy an evening under the stars with music, friends and family.
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Memorial Park
Raymond Avenue between Holly and Walnut Street
Wednesdays through Sundays, now through Aug. 28.
A full calendar listing of artists and times is available at www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.
Time for Teens
Teens and pre-teens are invited to attend a series of free Summer Programs featuring movies, speakers, performers, book discussions and good snacks.
These events are part of the library’s celebration of “Teen Summer Reading,” which is based around the theme “You are here.” Teens are invited to read, participate in activities and share a spirit of adventure with others their age.
Even if you cannot arrive on time, this is a fun thing to do with your friends. Meet them at the library; enjoy the experience and sign up for Teen Summer Reading.
Meeting Room of Studio City Branch Library
12511 Moorpark St.
Wednesdays from 3 p.m.—5 p.m.
Music in the Zoo
Cover bands take the spotlight under the stars when the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) presents a rare opportunity for an after-hours visit at “Music in the Zoo” – Classic Rock Night. A line-up of performances featuring music by iconic groups ranging from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin takes place throughout the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and guests can view many of the Zoo’s animals (until 8 p.m.) as well as enjoy an eclectic array of food and beverages. Picnics are also permitted.
Admission to “Music in the Zoo” for GLAZA members is $13 for adults and $8 for children ages 6 to 15. Admission for non-members is $17 for adults and $11 for children ages 6 to 15. Children 5 and under are free.
The Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Dr. in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State
(5) Freeways. Friday, July 28, from 6—9 p.m.
Tickets for “Music in the Zoo” may be purchased at the Zoo or in advance by phone at (323) 644-6042 or online at http://www.lazoo.org.
The 7th Annual Topanga Film Festival has expanded to include a documentary film competition, four days of panels, workshops and networking opportunities. With hands-on demonstrations of cutting edge technology, those in attendance enjoy a user friendly, culturally creative experience. Nominated as “one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world” by Filmmaker Magazine, the Topanga Film Festival accepts any genre of short film into competition that challenges conventions with an original voice and point of view. The open-air festival reflects the international and eclectic taste of its community.
Known as “the smallest festival with the biggest prize” they award prizes valued in excess of $70,000.
For more information, please visit
Towers Open House and Hoedown
The Towers will open its doors to those who wish to learn how they can live the high life. Located in the 55+ community of Laguna Woods Village, the Towers offers its residents the ultimate in luxury and relaxation, with weekly housekeeping and nightly gourmet dinners.
The Towers is a place to live, to learn, and relax; and often, a place to party! To show guests the spirited lifestyle of the Towers and its residents, the Towers open house will feature a hoedown party for guests, including horses, costumes, western line dancing, refreshments and a live band.
Guests will be given an exclusive tour of the Towers highlighting its all-inclusive amenities, and a tour of the amenities throughout Laguna Woods Village, also included in the Towers lifestyle!
Towers at Laguna Woods Village
24055 Paseo Del Lago W.
Thursday, Aug. 11, 1—3 p.m.
For further information, contact Judie Zoerhof, Towers administrator at (949) 597-4228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.