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“13 Going on 30" is the film scheduled for the Outdoor Picture
Show at the Burbank Town Center, a free summer film series featuring
family-friendly films, in the IKEA Plaza, San Fernando Boulevard and
Cypress Avenue. Live entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. with the film
starting at 8:30 p.m. A wrist band is required for admission and is
available at the Customer Service Desk on the first level of the Town
Center. The wristbands change each week and are available beginning
on Mondays. For information, call (818) 566-8617.
Artists Y. Fong Lai and Jane Higley, both residents of La Canada
Flintridge, are showing this month at the La Canada County Library,
4545 Oakwood, La Canada Flintridge. Lai paints watercolors, oils,
pastels and Chinese brush paintings and her paintings are shown
worldwide. Higley paints watercolors, acrylics and mixed media and
they have been on exhibit in local galleries. Gallery hours are 10
a.m. to 8 p.m. today. For more information, call (818) 790-3330.
Dance Under the Stars, a weekly dance set to swing and big band
music played by the Verdugo Swing Society, continues from 6:30 to 9
p.m. each Wednesday at the south end of Verdugo Park, 1621 Canada
Blvd., Glendale. Bring a dinner and eat at the outdoor picnic
pavilion. Admission if free. For more information, call (818)
548-3798. The series ends Aug. 17.
Jax Bar & Grill has live entertainment every night of the week.
Tonight it’s The Others. The week’s schedule is Jack Sheldon,
Thursday; Janelle Sadler, Friday; LA Jones, Saturday; Mason Casey,
Sunday; Alexandra Caselli, Monday and J.C. Spire, Tuesday. Hours are
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Fridays and Saturdays and 8 p.m. to midnight Sundays. Jax is at 339
N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call 500-1604.
Downtown Burbank “Swingin’ Sounds from Downtown” continues with
the Royal Crown Revue swing band at the AMC Plaza, Palm Avenue and
San Fernando Boulevard in Burbank. Dance lessons begin at 6 p.m.
followed by the concert from 7 to 9 p.m. The music changes to Latin
for August. Groups scheduled are Aug. 4, The Jazz on the Latin Side
All-Stars; Aug. 11, Johnny Polanco Y Su Conjunto Amistad; Aug. 18,
The Jumpin’ Joz Band; and Aug. 25, Rickey Woodard. For more
information, check the website at www.downtown-burbank.org.
The West Coast Premiere of “Power in the Blood” opens at 8 p.m.
tonight at the Alliance Theatre, 3204 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. It
is written by Sarah E. Bewley and directed by Jim Blanchette. The
play examines the fundamental issues of hope, faith and how humanity
relates to the Devine. It previously won awards from Dayton (Ohio)
Playhouse FutureFest, a national competition for new plays, and the
New Times Best of Miami’s “Best Locally Written Play.” Performances
are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 3. Tickets are $15.
For reservations, call (800) 595-4849.
“Lend Me a Tenor,” a comedy by Ken Ludwig, is continuing at
Glendale Centre Theatre. The fun begins at the opera house when the
world-famous tenor passes out and an aspiring singer tries to fill
in. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 3 p.m.
Saturday through Aug. 27. Tickets range from $18 to $22 and can be
reserved by calling 244-8481. The theater is at 324 N. Orange St.,
A Summer Music Series continues with Hoover High School Jazz Combo
from 2 to 5 p.m. and Marc Bosserman from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Glendale
Marketplace shopping center on Brand Boulevard between Colorado
Street and Broadway. Admission is free. The series will continue
through Sept. 25.
A Salute to the Eagles -- Hotel California takes the stage at 6:15
p.m. at the Starlight Bowl, 1249 Lockheed View Drive, Burbank.
Opening act is classic rock group, The Answer, playing 1960s
favorites by the Rolling Stones and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Tickets are available only at the Starlight Bowl the evening of the
performance. Admission is $8, $5 for seniors (60+), $4 with Burbank
Senior Activity Card and $5 for children 3 through 12. Parking is $5.
For more information, call (818) 525-3721 or visit
The Summer Music Series continues with Brooke Ramel from 1 to 4
p.m. at the Glendale Marketplace shopping center, on Brand Boulevard
between Colorado Street and Broadway. Admission is free. The series
will continue through Sept. 25.
Glendale resident Kanya Bugreyev’s exhibit, “White Magnolias &
Other Forms of Beauty,” opens today at Whites Gallery, 2414 Honolulu
Ave., Montrose. She paints impressionistic oil paintings. Her work
has earned her three gold medals from the California Art Club. A
reception for the artist is from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 12. For more
information, call (818) 957-4071.
Watercolor, ceramics and collage are blended in this month’s
exhibit at the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery, 1100 W. Clark
Ave., Burbank. Lynn Gadal is showing her watercolors while Roger
Cupples exhibits his sculptural ceramics and Nancy Goodman Lawrence
displays her collages. The artists’ reception is from 7 to 9 p.m.
tonight. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday,
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and for Saturday hours, call the gallery at
(818) 238-5397. The show ends Aug. 25.
Singer/songwriter Brooke Ramel performs on guitar from 8:30 to
11:30 p.m. every Friday in July upstairs at the Bennigan’s patio at
the Glendale Marketplace, one half block south of Broadway on Brand
The Falcon Theatre’s Family Summer Theatre presents the world
premiere of the musical “Groovaloo.” The Groovaloos, an eclectic
group of hip hop dancers, has recently been featured in Gap and iPod
commercials, the American Music Awards and films like “Charlie’s
Angels.” Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 4
p.m. Sundays through Aug. 28. Tickets are $25, $20 for students,
seniors and subscribers and $15 for children 12 and under. For
reservations, call 955-8101. The theater is at 4252 Riverside Drive,
“The Little Mermaid,” a musical for families, continues at the
Falcon Theatre in Burbank. Book, lyrics and music and direction are
by Dimitri Toscas. Performances are at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and 1
p.m. Sundays through Aug. 21. Tickets are $12 and $10 for children 12
and under. For reservations, call (818) 955-8101. The theater is at
4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank.
Glendale Centre Theatre presents “The Sword in the Stone” adapted
by Craig Sabin with music by Chris P. Bacon at 11 a.m. Saturdays at
the theater, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. Erin Villaverde is the
director. Tickets are $12.50 and $10.50 for children 12 and under.
For reservations, call (818) 244-8481. The play continues at 11 a.m.
each Saturday through Nov. 19.
Recent works by Artemio Rodriguez and Jose Lozano, both of La Mano
Press, are on display throughout July at Whites Gallery in Montrose.
Rodriguez is the founder of La Mano Press, an artist-run print-studio
and workshop near downtown Los Angeles. Lozano’s gouache and oil
paintings are influenced by Mexican and American cultures. The
gallery is at 2414 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. For more information,
call (626) 791-8529.
The L.A. Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is
$10, $7 for seniors 62 and older, $5 for kids 2 to 12 and free for
kids younger than 2. Parking is free and strollers and wheelchairs
are available to rent. The zoo is at 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. For
information, call (323) 644-6400. It is closed on Christmas Day.