TOM LABONGE NEWS
America’s Night out Against Crime
The North Hollywood Division Los Angeles Police Department, Target, Councilmember Tom LaBonge and more present an event that’s fun for the whole family with community service booths and Neighborhood Watch. Meet the officers that serve our community. Live music includes a 25 piece Big Jazz Band, a kid’s concert by “Debby Derryberry & Baby Banana,” face painting and much more.
North Hollywood Park
Magnolia at Tujunga
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 5 p.m.—9 p.m
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, The 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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, 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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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.