Gayle previews events this weekend in Los Angeles including Arsenio Hall and Charlie Beck’s 4th Annual Safe Summer, the BET Experience at L.A. Live, Sawdust Art Festival and more.
From hands-on CPR demonstrations to rides in the fire department’s earthquake simulator, the City of Lynwood hosts its annual Public Safety Fair. In addition to demonstrations, the family can find public safety information, vehicle theft prevention, as well as fingerprinting for kids.
LAPD & LAFD 4th Annual Summer Tip Off Basketball & Youth Festival
USC Galen Center
3400 South Figueroa Street
Entertainer Arsenio Hall and Los Angeles Police Chief Charles Beck host the LAPD and the LAFD’s 4th Annual Safe Summer Tip-Off Basketball Event and Youth Festival. There will be food, fun activities for kids and treats AND a basketball game between the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Saturday @ 10am
Watts Men’s Health Fair
Watts Healthcare Corporation
10300 Compton Avenue
323 564 4331 ext. 5717
Gentlemen, stop by the Watts Men’s Heath Fair Saturday for FREE health screenings for high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, dental, prostate, HIV, STDs and more.
While you’re here, enjoy the car, motorcycle and bike show AND sign up for no cost and low cost medical, dental and vision services for individuals and families.
Downtown Los Angeles
L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles is filled with entertainment, courtesy the B-E-T Experience. Beyonce is here, SNOOP DOG IS HERE, NELLY IS HERE and more.
The music extravaganza wraps up Sunday with the B-E-T Awards, hosted by comedian Chris Tucket. This is the first time ever the nationally televised event has taken place in Los Angeles.
18th Annual Pechanga Pow Wow
Pechanga Resort & Casino
45000 Pechanga Parkway
951 770 4769
Learn the Native American culture and food at the 18th Annual Pechanga Pow Wow at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. Everyone is welcome to this FREE weekend long event featuring thousands of Native American dancers, singers, drummers, and artisans from tribes throughout North America.
June is Adopt-a-Cat Month
866 242 1877
June is coming to an end as so is the American Humane Association’s “Adopt-a-Cat” month. To learn if you have what it takes to be a cat parent, visit the American Human Association’s website for a their top ten checklist.
This Weekend @ 2:30 p.m.
It’s a Musical Worlds
Bob Baker Marionette Theater
1345 West First Street
213 250 9995
This is “Bob Baker’s It’s A Musical World!” The world famous Bob Baker Marionettes, want you to join Candy Dandy, Chili Dog, and more than one-hundred of Bob Baker’s whimsical creations as they lead you on a wondrous journey with many magical stops along the way. After the hour long production, meet the puppeteers and have refreshments in the famous Party Room.
Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks
3401 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles 323
What do you mean you cannot swim? Register for OPERATION SPLASH! It’s a free program teaching children and adults in low income areas the basics of water safety and swimming skills.
Saturday @ 7pm
Lucha A Go-Go Party
Katharsis: Images of Lucha Libre in Mexico, 1940-2007
Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue
562 216 4180
Celebrate the opening of the ”Katharsis” exhibition which includes lucha libre photos from the Photography Collection of Fundación Televisa and documents the history of Mexican lucha libre at tonight’s “Lucha A Go-Go Party. Reservations are required if you plan to attends tonight’s exhibition opening party.
Saturday @ 11am
Meet the Makers
Discovery Science Center
2500 North Main Street
The late entrepreneur and inventor Steve Jobs comes to mind when you think about an individual who changed the landscape of the consumer electronics markets. Discover the next generation of inventors, engineers, and local crafters at the Inventors Fair at the Discovery Science Center. Meet and greet Orange County’s best and brightest inventors and makers.
Saturday @ 11am
5th Annual Dole California Cook Off
Santa Monica Place
395 Santa Monica Place
Watch finalists go head-to-head in a live cooking competition at the 5th Annual Dole California Cook Off. The winner of this free, family fun event earns the official title of champion and a cash prize of $25,000!
Saturday @ 10am
American Heroes Air Show
Hansen Dam Recreation & Sports Complex
San Fernando Valley
11480 Foothill Boulevard
Lake View Terrace
Look up at the American Heroes Air Show! This admission-free event educates the
community about the role of helicopters in law enforcement, fire service, public safety, national defense and homeland security. Guests are treated to an upclose look at the aircraft and the crews on the front line of public safety and community service.
Saturday @ 10 am
Summer Sawdust Art Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road
949 494 3030
More than two-hundred Laguna Beach artists can help you – dare I say it – get your holiday shopping done EARLY ! The Summer Sawdust Festival is open and ready for business featuring a variety of one-of-a-kind arts, crafts, and jewelry.
So, what’s going on in your world. Say something via snail-mail, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, whatever you like. Please be sure to provide video and photographs with you request.
Don’t wait until the last minute. The deadline for your information is Tuesday at 5pm.
Have a GREAT Saturday!