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Sunday, September 6

1st Annual MADCatfish Blues Festival at Santa Anita Race Track

Santa Anita Racetrack

285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, 91007

11:00am to 6:00pm

Join us Labor Day Weekend for the biggest blues splash of the summer at the 1st Annual MADCatfish Blues Festival at Santa Anita Race Track. Comfortable trackside seating under the massive Clubhouse canopy to enjoy two days of downhome blues on the mainstage on Saturday and Sunday, September 5th and 6th from 11am – 6pm. L.A.’s Original “Gentleman of Jazz,” legendary jazz & radio personality James Janisse of KJMJRadio.com is Master of Ceremonies. The line-up of talent is off the hook, featuring L.A.’s true blues royalty, including the legend Barbara Morrison and “L.A.’s Blues Virtuoso, Ray Bailey with a special tribute to B.B. King; “L.A.’s Best Latin Blues Band,” The Delgado Brothers; Leslie Baker, the Scorch Sisters, Sunnie Paxson & Mark Vincent All-Star Band, Cornelius Mims & The kNOW it Allz, Yu Ooka and introducing 10-year old pianist Richard Cameron Lovely. Featured guest vocalists include “Jazz Living Legend” awardee Margauret Love; actor Jay Jackson (Scandal, Parks & Recreation) and Kenyatta Mackey aka “BabyDoll.” At 7pm on Saturday, the fun moves inside into the beautiful Clubhouse for a foot-stompin’ After-Hours Comedy & Blues Juke Joint co-produced by Busby Promotions. Actor Ernest L. Thomas will take the mic to introduce some of nation’s hottest comics, including King Kedar, Edwonda White and Keith Morris. Blues diva Margauret Love will provide the musical exclamation point for the evening. KJMJRadio.com will be recording segments of the show & interviews for later broadcast. Special festival room rate at the Hilton Garden Inn in Arcadia, just ½ mile from the venue. Festival produced by MADCatfish Entertainment LLC. For tickets and the schedule of performances: www.MADCatfish.net.

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Take me to the County Fair!

Pomona Fairplex

1101 W Mckinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768

12:00pm

(SEPT 6) What’s over 90 years old, more fun than ever, serves it up fried and on a stick and is the biggest in the country?  The L.A. County Fair!  This isn’t the 4-H affair of your youth – it’s big, bigger and biggest with horseracing, Monster Trucks, big name concerts (everyone from ZZ Top to Train to The Beach Boys is playing) and more.

Kiddos big and little love the Barnyard Races, America’s Kids, Luminasia (it’s their last year at the circus), Esmerelda’s Traveling Circus, the World of Wonders, Mojo’s Wild and Crazy Lagoon, Beneath the Sea, the Sea Lion Show and so much more.   Hungry?  There are the traditional blue ribbon contests to drool over, but if you really want to chow down you can get fried goodies – from traditional funnel cakes to brownies, Oreos, Klondike ice cream bars, avocados, bacon, Kool-Aid and butter, which all get the deep fried treatment.  And in an effort to also offer things that won’t send parents running there are plenty of yogurts, smoothies, fruits and salads too!

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Monday, September 7

Community Hot Dog Roast

Vista Hermosa Natural Park

100 N. Toluca St., Los Angeles, CA

3:00pm to 7:00pm

Drop by this afternoon and chat with our naturalist about the latest park happenings while enjoying a hot dog roasted over a fire. Free program and parking. Bring water and snacks. Rain cancels outdoor program. Please, no dogs on program. Sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and presented by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.

Pase esta tarde y hable con nuestro naturalista sobre los últimos acontecimientos del parque mientras disfruta de un hot dog asado sobre una fogata. Programas gratuitos, estacionamiento gratuito. Lluvia cancela los programas. Los programas son para todas las edades. Por favor, no perros en los programas.

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Wednesday, September 9

Burbank International Film Festival

Downtown Burbank

San Fernando Blvd. and Olive Ave., Burbank, CA

5:00pm to 9:00pm

The 7th Burbank International Film Festival, which will run September 9th through 13th, announced its full lineup today, including 100 films from 31 countries, 25 world premieres, 22 award categories, and opening and closing night screenings. The Burbank International Film Festival is open to the public, with tickets available at www.burbankfilmfest.org

The five-day festival will honor pioneering actress and United Nations delegate Marsha Hunt with the 2015 Awareness Award for her humanitarian work worldwide.

“Located in the Media Capital of the World, our audience is film-savvy, enthusiastic, and linked to the movie business, giving filmmakers privileged access to top industry professionals. This year, we’re proud to deliver our best festival yet, featuring incredibly diverse and talented filmmakers, exciting red carpet premieres, and the best in independent filmmaking,” said Jeff Rector, Festival Director.

Festival events will occur at numerous venues throughout Burbank, with Opening Night at the AMC 16 in Downtown Burbank, Night of Sci-fi, Fantasy & Horror at the IATSE Local 80 Sound Stage, Closing Night Gala at The Castaway Burbank, and more than 100 films screening at the AMC 6 at Burbank Town Center.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:

Wednesday, September 9th
Opening Night’s feature films will include Hoovey, directed by Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer) starring Patrick Warburton and Lauren Holly, and Few Options, directed by George A. Pappy Jr., starring Kenny Johnson, Erin Daniels, and Brad Dourif.

Thursday, September 10th
The Comedy / New Media program will showcase 23 films including Made for Each Other, directed by Bo Svenson, and Too Hip for the Room, directed by Oktay Ortabasi and starring Kelly Monteith.

Friday, September 11th
There will be 22 films in the Drama category, including Short Films by Women, and featuring Shevenge, directed by Amber Benson.

The Drama Centerpiece Feature will be 4Got10, directed by Timothy Woodward. Jr., written by Sean Ryan, and starring Dolph Lundgren, Vivica A. Fox, Danny Trejo, and Michael Paré.

Headlining the Drama category will be the theatrical world premier of Twelve Movie, capturing a rare collaboration among 12 award-winning filmmakers shot over 12 months in Los Angeles.

Saturday, September 12th
The festival will dedicate Saturday daytime screenings to Family Friendly Programming, including submissions by L.A. County Student Filmmakers (K through 12), Student Films, Animated Short Films, and Faith-Based films.

Featured presentations will include The Martial Arts Kid directed by Michael Baumgarten and starring martial arts legend Don Wilson, along with Cynthia Rothrock, Jansen Panettiere, and Kathryn Newton, and the 30th Anniversary Screening of Sci-Fi classic, Back To The Future, directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Saturday will conclude with a Night of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror showcasing 16 films, as well as the festival world premiere of Sharknado 3, directed by Anthony C. Ferrante.

Sunday, September 13th
The Documentary / Foreign Film category will include 15 films, and will feature the documentary Brotherhood of the Popcorn, directed by Inda Reid.

The Festival Closing Feature will be Marsha Hunt’s Sweet Adversity, directed by Roger C. Memos. In addition to screening this important documentary, the Burbank International Film Festival is pleased to present Marsha Hunt with the Awareness Award for her humanitarian work worldwide.

The 7th Burbank International Film Festival is sponsored by Woodbury University, Downtown Burbank Partnership, and Visit Burbank, which encourages festival goers to book an overnight stay at a Burbank hotel. For a complete festival lineup including screening times and hotel information, please visit www.burbankfilmfest.org.
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Catching Fire

Vista Hermosa Natural Park

100 N. Toluca St., Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Partake in this communal effort to spark the ember, light the fire, and bring to light the importance of fires impact on ecology and tradition. Free program and parking. Bring water and snacks. Rain cancels outdoor program. Please, no dogs on program. Sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and presented by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.

Participe en este esfuerzo comunitario para chispear la brasa, encender fuego, y sacar a luz la importancia de los incendios y el impacto que tienen en la ecología y la tradición. Programas gratuitos, estacionamiento gratuito. Lluvia cancela los programas. Los programas son para todas las edades. Por favor, no perros en los programas.

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Thursday, September 10

Henna Intensive & Retreat 2015

Camp Teresita Pines

22801 Big Pines Highway, Wrightwood, CA 92397

1:00pm

All inclusive henna retreat. Includes cabin lodging, meals, three nights accommodations (plus the option to add a fourth night!), three full days of classes, 4 special evening events, and all of your henna supplies. Take classes with henna masters from across the country. Enjoy a special event each evening with all of the conference attendees and instructors. The Henna Intensive & Retreat is held in the beautiful mountains in Wrightwood, California - just one hour outside of Los Angeles!

www.HennaIntensiveandRetreat.com

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Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium

630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA

7:15pm to 8:30pm

Thursday, September 10, 7:15 PM

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
Salman Rushdie in conversation with Héctor Tobar

Returning to ALOUD after receiving the 2012 Los Angeles Public Library Literary Award for his distinguished commitment to libraries and literature, Rushdie shares his newest work of fiction. Inspired by the traditional “wonder tales” of the East and set in a strange near-future New York City, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. Satirical and bawdy, full of cunning and folly, kismet and karma, rapture and redemption, Rushdie’s novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in today’s world. Discussing this work with Héctor Tobar, one of L.A.’s most respected voices, Rushdie takes the stage for a magical evening of storytelling.

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