Plan Ahead Next Weekend
Festival. Focusing on the cultural heritage of Asia and the Pacific Islands, the 21st annual Lotus Festival will be held July 11, noon-9 p.m., and July 12, noon-8 p.m., at Echo Park Lake, between Glendale and Echo Park boulevards in Los Angeles. Ethnic food booths, dances, music, puppet and magic shows, carnival rides, pony rides, games. Free. (213) 485-1310; (213) 485-8745.
* Children. The first International Youth Folk Arts Festival will be held July 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East. Performances by the Korean Dance Academy, the Junior Kultura Philippine Folk Arts, Cleary School of Irish Dance, Hekiatn e Kanchum Armenian Musical Theater and Romiosini of St. Nectarios Greek Church. $7. (213) GO-1-FORD.
* Fair. The Big Orange has gone pink: A 1940s theme for the 106th Orange County Fair July 10-26 will be dubbed “We’re in the Pink.” Evelyn “Champagne” King, blues legend Bo Diddley and Johnny Pink and the Big Shots will be among the featured performers. General admission, $6; seniors, $5; children, 6-12, $2; under 6, free. Call for times and schedules, (714) 708-FAIR.
* Festival. Composer and saxophonist Michael Paulo and Bay Area blues singer Sugar Pie DeSanto entertain at the “Celebration of Philippine Jazz” at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, July 11 at 8 p.m. $18, $22. (213) GO-1-FORD; (213) 389-3050.