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What's Happening This Weekend in Sherman Oaks Area

There's a lot to offer your holiday guests when they visit.

With Thanksgiving often come out-of-town relatives, so if you're entertaining family members for an extended period, you'll want to get out of the house and do something fun. As usual, Sherman Oaks has a lot going on this weekend.

 

Thursday:

ArcLight Presents The Hammer and Q&A with Filmmakers

Where/When: , 15301-15303 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 8 p.m.

Why Go: This movie's plot revolves around the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship. If you want to have a low-key evening, grab some friends and head to the Galleria. Have a bite to eat, look at the various shops and then watch this touching film. Afterward, you can even speak to the filmmakers and ask questions, if you like. 

Pricing: $12.50 per adult, $10.75 per child, $11 for seniors. Rated PG-13.  

 

David Garfield

Where/When: , 14015 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 9:30 p.m.

Why Go: Jazz fusion is incredibly popular right now and tonight you can experience this live and energetic music by heading over to this local hot spot, which always offers fun entertainment.  

Pricing: No entrance fee. 

 

White Lighter

Where/When: , 13625 Moorpark St., Sherman Oaks; 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Why Go: Philadelphia natives John Basenfelder, Steve Basenfelder and Joe Liptock are the power trio that make up this local band, and their music draws from various influences, including blues, R&B, pop, and early rock 'n' roll. 

Pricing: No entrance fee. For more information on this event, call 818-789-0401. 

 

Danny Janklow and Friends Late Night Hang

Where/When: Vitello’s Italian Restaurant, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City; 10 p.m.

Why Go: The weekend is finally approaching, and now you can relax at Vitello’s downstairs lounge, where Danny Janklow will serenade you on the sax.

Pricing: $5. For more information on this event, call 818-769-0905. 

 

Karaoke

Where/When: Springbok Bar & Grill, 16153 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys; 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Why Go: With the weekend upon us, it’s time to go out with friends and sing your cares away. 

Pricing: No entrance fee.

 

Friday:

Baby Storytime

Where/When: North Hollywood Branch Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood; 10 a.m.

Why Go: Bring your little one down to the library and start your day off with some fun stories and songs, and spend some great quality time together. 

Pricing: Free.

 

Salsa

Where/When: , 14252 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 8 p.m.

Why Go: Learn an exotic dance and meet new people who share similar interests.

Pricing: $15 per class. For more information, call 818-908-8008.

 

Friday Night Jazz

Where/When: , 4336 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 8-10 p.m.

Why Go: For those who don’t want to party hard on a Friday evening, spending an evening listening to jazz is mellow and relaxing.

Pricing: No entrance fee. 

 

Masta & the Edge of Soul

Where/When: , 14015 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 10 p.m.

Why Go: There is always great live music here, and this R&B band is always a hit on the weekends. 

Pricing: No entrance fee. 

 

Late Night All-Star Improv Show

Where/When: , 13442 Ventura Blvd.; 10:30 p.m.

Why Go: Stay on Ventura Boulevard all evening by seeing a hilarious live improv show after dinner or even a movie. 

Pricing: $10.

 

 

Saturday:

Sherman Oaks Community Farmers Market

Where/When: Sepulveda Boulevard and Camarillo Street; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Why Go: You get to choose from local produce, support local farmers, and there are some fun activities for children while you pick up the necessary groceries. 

Pricing: Free. For more information, call 818-748-6131. 

 

Sandra Jones Campbell: Standing Room Only

Where/When: Left Coast Galleries, 11734 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why Go: If you prefer your Saturdays to be quiet, viewing some art would be a relaxing way to spend your afternoon. Sandra Jones Campbell regards her work as composites of social sightings, portraying evocative associations; her respect for 1930s German Expressionists comes through on her canvases. The exhibit closes Sunday.

Pricing: No entrance fee. For more information on this event, call 818-760-7010. 

 

Hamilton Academy of Music Fundraiser

Where/When: Vitello’s Italian Restaurant, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City; 1-3 p.m.

Why Go: Support a local music program and its talented students by listening to great bands perform in their Fall Jazz Concert this afternoon upstairs at Vitello’s. It’s a worthy cause, and you’ll get an afternoon of wonderful food and music too.  

Pricing: $25 cover, $15 buffet. 

 

Comedy Improv for KIDS by TEENS!

Where/When:, 13442 Ventura Blvd.; 5:30 p.m.

Why Go: If your child is interested in the world of comedy, try taking him or her to see local teenagers perform live—it might inspire them to do the same. 

Pricing: $7. 

 

Laser Tag

Where/When: , 14622 Ventura Blvd., No. 208, Sherman Oaks; 10 a.m. to midnight.

Why Go: Stay indoors today and dodge lasers with your friends. Strategize with your team and then compete for high scores in this futuristic version of Capture the Flag. 

Pricing: $9.50 per game. For more information, call 818-789-6620. 

 

Mystique featuring Chauncey Hines (R&B Jazz)

Where/When: , 14015 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 10 p.m.

Why Go: Café Cordiale is always a happening place to be—it’s convenient, close and has great live music on the weekends.  

Pricing: No entrance fee. 

 

 

Sunday:

Sunday Football Fun

Where/When: , 13625 Moorpark St., Sherman Oaks; 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Why Go: Watch the games, eat some waffles from 10-11 a.m (or chili dogs at noon), and then after the games you can celebrate or commiserate with some fun karaoke.  

Pricing: No entrance fee. For more information, call 818-789-0401. 

 

Laser Tag

Where/When: , 14622 Ventura Blvd., No. 208, Sherman Oaks; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Why Go: Enjoy time with friends or family by dodging lasers and competing for high scores in this futuristic version of Capture the Flag. 

Pricing: $9.50 per game. For more information, call 818-789-6620. 

 

Spellbinding Sundays

Where/When: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles; 12-2 p.m.

Why Go: Families can encounter magicians throughout the grounds, performing tricks and magical fun for the whole family.

Pricing: Adults, $10; children ages 2-12, $5. For more information, call 310-440-4500.

 

Babylon Social Club

Where/When: , 14015 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 8:30 p.m.

Why Go: Just because the weekend is coming to an end, that doesn’t mean you can’t go out and have fun—plus, it’s almost Thanksgiving, which means a shorter work week for some. Listening to the Babylon Social Club perform various genres of music including R&B, soul and rock might be just what you need this evening.

Pricing: No entrance fee.

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