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Festivals, Snow, Lights! —How to Navigate Studio City's Busiest Weekend

More events are going on this weekend than any other during the year. Here's how to get to most of the action.

This is, unquestionably, the busiest weekend in Studio City. There's so much going on.

The Studio City Residents Association is bringing in a ton of snow to play at Beeman Park. The Studio City Neighborhood Council is lighting up the Luminaria. From PINZ Bowling to Tujunga Village, from Universal City Walk to the CBS Radford Studios lot and much, much more!

It's going to be a little wet all weekend, but the weather forecast says it won't be enough to spoil your fun. (Just keep a jacket and umbrella handy.)

Follow us step by step and we'll guide you through the weekend, Studio City style:

FRIDAY

At 6:30 a.m. Flair Cleaners opens, and if you have some good clothes to donate to help people, drop off a bag first thing in the morning.

At 11 a.m. it's Free Olive Oil Friday at one of Studio City's most unusual shops—one devoted totally to olive oil (try the chocolate one!).

At noon catch Paula Abdul and Mitzi Gaynor at the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters who will honor Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron with the Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award. It's at the Sportsmen's Lodge, 12825 Ventura Blvd.

At 5:30 p.m. is Open Mic Fridays at the Spotlight Comedy Club.

At 7 p.m. it's Open Mic at the Jumpcut Cafe.

Also at 7 p.m. is the Oy! Hanukkah Cooking class at COOK LA.

At 10 p.m. you have enough time to check out 16-year-old piano prodigy Dylan Dunlap performing at the Oyster House.

 

SATURDAY

At 8:30 a.m. the Boy Scouts sponsor the Heroes Challenge 5k Run.

At 10 a.m. the Christmas tree lot opens at Trees for Kids - First Christian Church.

At 1 p.m. there's a special Professional Development Workshop at TreePeople.

At 2 p.m., bowl for charity at PINZ for the Bowling for Brains Charity Event.

At 2:30 p.m., mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti will open his campaign headquarters in Studio City at 11326 Ventura Blvd.

At 5 p.m. there's a block party in Tujunga Village with free food, carolers, Santa, bands and much more. See Stereo Love Performs Live at Moorpark/Tujunga Merchant Holiday Block Party. Then at 8 p.m. Vitello's Annual 'Holiday Kick Off' Big Band Concert.

By 7 p.m. get over to Universal City Walk to see 17-year-old singing sensation who got 34 million views on YouTube and will perform tracks from his debut EP “Because of You.” Chelsea Williams is also performing, and it's free. The 5 Towers wil be lit up with twinkling lights.

At 10 p.m. events start up at the River Rock Lounge at the Sportsmen's Lodge with DJ Ryan and go until 2 a.m. (See flyer in photo gallery.)

 

SUNDAY

At 7:30 a.m. the Say No To Drugs Race—a 5K/10K and Kiddie Run — starts at Universal Studios.

At 8 a.m., go visit the Studio City Farmers Market, open until 2 p.m.

At 1 p.m. get to Beeman Park early for the snow that's part of the Radio Disney Festival of Giving. While you're there, you can dispose of all your old electronic equipment with the All eWaste folks.

At 2 p.m. local author and businessman Clay Clement will be at the Pirate Santa Holiday Book Signing at Dark Delicacies.

Also at 2 p.m. you can get over to the Universalist Unitarian Church for An Afternoon with Ellis Delany.

At 4 p.m. park for free at the Campo de Cahuenga for the Luminaria Festival, and meet members of the Studio City Neighborhood Council. The bands, dancers, storytelling and food are free.

At 5:30 p.m. begins a fundraiser for the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts at La Loggia Restaurant. Click here.

At 6 p.m.  at City Walk enjoy the Mariachi Divas, the first female mariachi group to win a Grammy. No charge.

Happy Holidays!

Sheri Haas December 02, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Tujunga party has gotten too commercial and weird. Underwear models don't really mix with small children, Santa and carollers. Nor do others with card tables in the dark selling junk or petitions or tip jars for popcorn. Maybe Femme Fatale and Suck It need new names at least during the holidays.
Rose Stone December 03, 2012 at 05:35 AM
What's up for next weekend - anything?
Mike Szymanski December 03, 2012 at 06:26 AM
Always check out our EVENTS listings in Patch for anything going on in the area... we have plenty more things going on this year!

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