Event Listings
Calendar: Week Of April 5
By Canyon News Staff
Apr 5, 2009 - 11:31:41 PM

"Etiquette and Social Graces for Children":
10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 4 and Saturday, April 11 OR Saturday, May 2 and May 9.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
224 S. Beverly Drive
Cost: $78 (residents), $98 (non-residents). The City of Beverly Hills is
bringing back its popular program for children ages 6-12, teaching about
social graces, manners and social interaction.
Food will be provided at the lessons, which will also cover body
language, first impressions, listening skills and table setting, among
other topics. For registration and more information, call 310-285-6850.

"Roxbury Reels":
1:00 p.m. on April 9, 16, 23 and 30.
Roxbury Memorial Auditorium, 471 S. Roxbury Drive.
The City of Beverly Hills is offering a free weekly screening of comedy
classics throughout the month of April, to include "Mrs. Doubtfire"
(April 9), "Court Jester" (April 16), "Tootsie" (April 23) and "Some
Like It Hot" (April 30). All screenings are free and lighthearted.
To find out more, call 310-285-6840.

Author Hank Rosenfeld Comes to City Forum:
7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 6.
Beverly Hills Council Chambers, 455 Rexford Dr.
In a continuing City Forum Series, Hank Rosenfeld, the author of
"The Wicked Wit of the West: The last great Golden Age screenwriter
shares the hilarity and heartaches of working with Groucho,
Garland, Gleason, Berle, Burns, Benny and many more" will speak and
sign copies of his book. This event is free, seating based on
first-come basis. For more information, visit www.beverlyhills.org or
call 310-285-6830.

Time Out at Fifty: an Evening With Dave Brubeck:
6:00 p.m., April 7
Paley Center for Media
Tickets are between $50-$100. For more information,
visit paleycenter.org

PaleyFest 2009
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., April 10 and April 12
465 N. Beverly Drive., Beverly Hills, CA. 90210
The 26th Annual William S. Paley Television Festival will honor the
casts and creators of shows such as "90210," "Battlestar
Galactica/Caprica," "The Big Bang Theory," "Big Love,"
"Desperate Housewives," "Fringe," "The Hills," "It's Always Sunny
in Philadelphia," "The Mentalist" and "Swingtown."
$1200 for PaleyFest09 Festival Pass (one ticket to each night and
other goodies) and three PaleyFest09 Premium Ticket Packages ($750)
are on sasle at ticketweb.com. For the general public, tickets are
between $45 and $65 per event, with $15 for the "unseen 'Pushing
Daisies' screening event." Call TicketWeb at (866) 468-3399.

2009 Los Angeles Benefit
6:00 p.m., April 22
Beverly Hills Hotel, 9461 Sunset Blvd.
An inspiring evening with teachers, students and supporters who
have been transformed by their involvement with Facing History
and Oursevles.

Bridal Wine Tasting
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., April 25
Ingrid's Cafe, 9861 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA. 90212
Brides-to-be and wedding vendors are invited to attend a tasting
at Ingrid's Cafe, to mingle and make business contacts, over appetizers
and wine. Pre-register at weddepot.com, click on events in California.
$10 per person.


Warner Bros. Animation Studios Celebration
4301 W. Olive Avenue, Animation Plaza - Gate 2
Warner Brothers Animation will be celerating a brand new WB
billboard, and invites the public to help mark the occasion. Giveaways,
contests, refreshments, live music, dress-ups, fun for the whole family.
Valid photo ID and check-in needed.


Speed Dating at Geisha House:
7:45 p.m. (check-in), 8:15 p.m. (start time), April 6.
Geisha House, 633 Hollywood Blvd.
Price: $36. Men ages 24-26 and women ages 24-36 are invited to attend a
speed dating session at the Geisha House. Valet/secured parking available.
For more information and to sign up, call (866-WE-SPEED) or
310-860-5177, or visit dolcegroup.com or speedladating.com.

The West at the Emergenza Music Festival
9:30 p.m., April 18
The Roxy, 9009 W. Sunset Blvd.
THE WEST will be competing at the semi-finals at one of the largest
international music festivals. Ticket price is $15.


Relay For Life
April 18-19
Palisades Charter High School.
Presented by the American Cancer Society. Teams camp out and take turns walking or running around a track. Each team is to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length. For more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345.

Community Expo:
Sunday, May 17, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Antioch Street.
Exposition for industries of health, environmental, technology, finance, and home & garden. Chance for networking and meeting local, merchants.

Installation Dinner
6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 11
Riviera Country Club, 1250 Capri Drive, Pacific Palisades
The Installation Dinner for the Board of Directors of the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce. This event is open to the public.
Entrance fee: $75. Dinner and dancing, music performed by the Ernie Hernandez Orchestra. Event is open to the public.

Independence Day Festivities
2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., July 4
Alma Real Drive (races), Sunset Boulevard (parade), Palisades Charter High School at Temescal Canyon and Bowdoin (fireworks).
To celebrate Independence Day, various activities will be taking place in Pacific Palisades, including 5k and 10k races, a Sunset Boulevard-starting parade (at 2:00 p.m.) and fireworks at 7:00 p.m. at Palisades Charter High School. For more information, call (310) 459-7963.


Tax-Free Shopping Day:
10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Montana Avenue, 6th - 17th St., Santa Monica.
No admission fee. For more information, visit montanaave.com.

"Buono Pasqua!" Easter Menu:
Saturday, April 11 through Friday, April 17
231 Arizona Avenue, Locando del Lago, Santa Monica
A special three to four course Easter-inspired menu will be available during dinnertime from April 11 to April 17. Locando del Lago is an Italian restaurant, specializing in the food of Lake Como, Northern Italy. Dessert specials and varying exotic dinner options are available. Major credit cards accepted.

Beats for Eats at Santa Monica Music Center
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., April 22
Santa Monica Music Center, 1901 Santa Monica Blvd.
Play Rock Band 2 on Playstation 3, hooked up to a Dixon Drum kit, eat free pizza, snacks and drinks. Prizes to be given away: Dixon snare drum, drunk sticks, t-shirts and more prizes. Free drumming tips and tricks! To benefit Ocean Park Community Center. RSVP at dixondrums.net/smmcparty.php

Speed Dating
8:00 p.m., April 24
Air Conditioned lounge, 2819 Pico Blvd.
A speed dating event for singles, brought to you be DateandDash. Find that right someone at the "Largest Singles Party in town." RSVP by calling (800) 957-DASH ($5 fee for phone registration), or RSVP online.


Candidates' Forum
6:30 p.m., Monday, April 13
Sherman Oaks Elementary School Auditorium
The run-off candidates for City Attorney and City Council District 5 will be meeting and greeting anyone interested. Forum sponsored by the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce and the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council. Refreshments will be served. This event is free.

Business Luncheon
11:45 a.m., Thursday, April 16
Cafe Bizou, 14016 Ventura Blvd.
$30 for members of the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce who pre-register, $40 for all others. At this business luncheon, the General Manager of the LADWP, David Nahai, will speak. Sponsored by the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce.

Studio City

Welcome Home to Jericho Charity Event
April 24 - April 26
Sportmens Lodge, 12825 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA. 91604
A charity event/reunion to show support for our troops and the popular television show "Jericho." Ticket price: negotiated event rate of $119 per night at Sportsmens Lodge.


Duke Ellington's 110th Birthday Anniversary Festival of Music:
April 5, 2009
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA.
Open to the public with free parking in Lot 2 - $9 (Hilgard and Westhole Avenues). For further information, call 310-206-3033 or visit ethnomusic.ucla.edu.

Idealist.org Los Angeles Nonprofit Career Fair
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., April 6
UCLA Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom, 308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA. 90024.
The Idealist.org Los Angeles Nonprofit Career Fair will be hosted by the UCLA Labor Center, UCLA School of Public Affairs, the UCLA Community Programs Office and the Raza Youth Empowerment Project. An informal networking event for nonprofit organization recruiters and representatives from local colleges and the University Office of Career Services. Jobseekers can distribute resumes, speak with recruiters about employment, volunteer and internship opportunities. Free information sessions will be offered.

14th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., April 25 - April 26
UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90096
For one weekend in April, people who love books will gather with people who love to write, publish and sell books... there's nothing quite like it! Admission is free.

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