There are a few reasons why we love to live in Southern California. One reason is because of the beautiful diversity of the region, another reason is because there is always something to do. Get out there and check out our best picks for this week.
Buzz Aldrin Book Signing
Barnes & Noble
189 Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Legendary Buzz Aldrin will be at the Barnes & Noble at the Grove Marketplace on May 13 at 7 p.m. for a book signing of his new book “Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration.” This event is wristbanded, check the website for updated details.
South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
With music by Harvey Schmidt, book and lyrics by Tom Jones, The Fantasticks is taking Orange County audiences by storm. The Fantasticks, directed by Amanda Dehnert, is an imaginary take on the old classic featuring beautiful ballads such as “Try to Remember.” Tickets are on sale now.
Sky High Sports
3230 Cornerstone Drive
Mira Loma, CA 91752
Get your jump on at Sky High Sports in Ontario for Wild Wednesdays. Sky High Sports is a 40,000-square-foot indoor trampoline center. On Wild Wednesdays you can get two hours of jump time for only $15.
Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival is a four-day event that kicks off on May 16 and continues through May 18. The festival brings together exhibitions, food, arts and crafts, performances, dances and live music from different civilizations such as Assyria, the Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Turkish Republic and more. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Lillian Theatre
1076 Lillian Way
Hollywood, CA 90038
Expressing Motherhood is the national stage show about motherhood that was started by two hot moms in 2008. The show, which showcases real mothers and their real stories about motherhood, has become a hit nationwide and is often sold out. Buy your tickets online now.
California Strawberry Festival
Strawberry Meadows of College Park
3250 South Rose Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93033
The 30th annual California Strawberry Festival is all-day fun (from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) for the entire family. The festival features more than 50 non-profit food booths with all proceeds benefitting 20 Southland charities, Strawberryland For Kids with free rides and attractions, a new Berry Zipline, concerts on three stages, more than 250 Fine Arts & Crafts, gooey contests, celebrity chef demonstrations, and more.
5K Walk/Run & Family Fun Festival to Benefit Breast Cancer Research
851 Alma Real Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Back for its sixth year, the annual Walk with Love 5K will benefit the Health of Women Study, a long-term research study designed to investigate the root causes of, and identify new risk factors for breast cancer. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and the walk/run begins at 10 a.m. Log on to register now.
Just like it’s a busy week for Angelenos, it’s a busy week for Desiree Eaglin as well; it’s both her husband’s and her youngest son’s birthdays this week and she’ll be at the Expressing Motherhood show on May 19. Desiree blogs at Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest. You can find her on Twitter too.