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On July 28, there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Colfax Bridge in Studio City. Pictured here are proud citizens looking on as L.A.
City Councilman Paul Krekorian, fifth from left, and Neighborhood Council Vice President Lisa Sarkin, behind the bow, perform the honors.

BURBANK

Centennial Anniversary

Continuing with the celebration of 100 years of being incorporated as the City of Burbank, we have invited some of our more prominent local businesses that have developed Burbank into the city it is today. Exhibiting at the Creative Arts Center Gallery are Cartoon Network Studios, Walt Disney Company, Falcon Theatre, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Nickelodeon and Warner Bros. Studios. These companies are a reflection of how the City of Burbank brings art not only to the community, but to the world. Opening reception is on Friday, August 5, 7–9 p.m.

The Creative Arts Center Gallery
1100 West Clark Ave.
Aug. 5—25

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.—9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.—7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.—1 p.m. Please contact the Gallery at (818) 238-5397 for additional information. 

PASADENA

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.

LAGUNA WOODS

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 judie.zoerhof@pcm-inc.org.

LOS ANGELES

Children’s Art Festival

The free Hollywood Arts Council’s 26th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts is a day-long celebration of the arts and culture in Hollywood. The festivities will include a full schedule of performances featuring a variety of music and dance from around the world to entertain the entire family. Performers include Screen Actors Guild Foundation BookPals, Native American dancers from United American Indian Involvement, Palpitating Panthers Jump Rope Team, Chinese Center Acrobats and other surprises.

Paramount Pictures Studio
5555 Melrose Ave.
Sunday, Aug. 14, Noon—4:30 p.m.

Paramount Studios is located between Van Ness Avenue and Gower Street. Enter at Bronson Gate — there will be free parking. For more information, call (323) 661-7299, visit our Twitter (@KidsArtFestival) or www.hollywoodartscouncil.org.

LACO Honored

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) has received a 2010-2011 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, presented recently at the League of American Orchestras’ 66th National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, marking its fifth such honor in six years. LACO, one of just 26 American orchestras honored for its programming, was recognized for presenting the works of such contemporary composers as Derek Bermel, John Harbison, Osvaldo Golijov, Daniel Kellogg, Pierre Jalbert and PROJECT Trio during its 2010-2011 season.

The League and ASCAP bestow the awards each year to orchestras of all sizes for programs that challenge audiences, build repertoire and increase interest in music of our time.

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