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What's Happening This Weekend Around Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks and the surrounding area always has so much to offer. Check out the latest events and activities on this New Year's weekend.

 

Thursday:

Kids Yoga

Where/When: , 13557 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 3:30 p.m.

Why Go: Specifically designed for kids age 3-6, this class improves flexibility and helps children develop breathing patterns while relaxing. Not only does the class introduce children to yoga and the corresponding poses, but it also teaches them how to focus. 

Pricing: $13. 

 

CityWalk DJ Dance Party Featuring DJ CAM

Where/When: Universal CityWalk, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City; 7-10 p.m.

Why Go: Universal has lots of fun and festive activities this holiday season, and tonight you can listen to some great music from DJ CAM and then see a movie, grab a bite to eat, or see some great live comedy at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club. 

Pricing: Free.

 

Beyond Stand-Up

Where/When:  , 13442 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 8:30 p.m.

Why Go: Talented local comedians perform every Thursday, and it’s on Ventura if you want to attend a fun event but don’t want to go very far. 

Pricing: $10. Call to confirm at 818-347-5098.

 

4 Peas in a Pod(Cast)

Where/When: Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, 1000 Universal Studios Blvd., No. 222, Universal City; 9 p.m.

Why Go: Four struggling actors discuss stories, share jokes and anecdotes, and participate in improv games every week in their live show. Wayne Frazier, Brandon West, Natalie Lipka and Dianna Dimino share the stage, laughing their way through each differently themed episode.

Pricing: $10. Ages 18 and older only. Two items minimum. For more information on this event, call 818-824-6545.

 

 

Friday:

Salsa with Joaquin

Where/When: , 14252 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 8-9 p.m.

Why Go: Learn an exotic dance, meet new people and celebrate the new year by trying something different.  

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

 

Masta & The Edge of Soul

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

Why Go: This R&B band always draws a crowd. If you’re not going to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a big way, you can always start your holiday weekend with some great music at a local hangout. Café Cordiale offers a variety of live entertainment on the weekends.    

Pricing: No entrance fee. 

 

Jon Lovitz Live!

Where/When: Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, 1000 Universal Studios Blvd., No. 222, Universal City; 8 p.m.

Why Go: Jon Lovitz makes everyone laugh. He’s appeared on famous hit television shows such as Friends and Seinfeld, and he is one of the few performers that can say he started as an actor and then became a stand-up comedian. 

Pricing: $20. Ages 18 and older only.

 

Saturday:

Jay & Silent Bob’s New Year’s Eve Poker Classic

Where/When: Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, 1000 Universal Studios Blvd., No. 222, Universal City; 6–9 p.m.

Why Go: Poker is always an intriguing game, especially when you can go runner-runner with Jay & Silent Bob! Participate in this New Year’s Eve elimination tournament; the top 10 players will win prize packages, including items such as an LG 50-inch 3D plasma HDTV, an LG 42-inch 3D HDTV, an Xbox 360 Limited Edition Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 bundle, an iPod Touch and a Polaroid instant digital camera. Proceeds of the ticket sales will go to the Wayne Foundation. 

Pricing: $50. Ages 18 and older only. Two items minimum. For more information on this event, call 818-824-6545.

 

New Year’s Eve Gala

Where/When: , 4346 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks; 9 p.m.

Why Go: Celebrate the new year with an evening of dinner and dancing, including a special performance by exquisite Argentine dancers Carlos Barrionuevo and Mayte Valdes. 

Pricing: $40. Visit thetangoroom.com to make reservations and pay online with PayPal. For more information on this event, call 818-981-6500. 

 

New Year’s Eve Party Dinner Show

Where/When: Vitello’s, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City; 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Why Go: The ‘Young Lions features James Tormé and Danny Janklow, two of the hottest young jazz performers around today, and they’re kicking off their musical tour at Vitello’s tonight! Ring in the New Year with live entertainment, great food, and your family and friends.

Pricing: $75. Limited seating. VIP available. For more information on this event, call 818-769-0905. 

 

New Year’s Eve at Vibrato with Sherry Williams

Where/When: Vibrato, 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Bel Air; 8:30 p.m.

Why Go: Celebrate New Year’s Eve by listening to Sherry Williams, one of today's leading female jazz vocalists. She can paint a story with her words,  lending a unique sound to any timeworn song.  As well as offering great music this evening, Vibrato is creating a gourmet four-course meal and a traditional champagne toast at midnight.

Pricing: $175. This includes a prix-fixe, four-course menu and champagne toast. For more information on this event or to make reservations, call 310-474-9400. 

 

New Year’s Eve at Pineapple Hill

Where/When: , 4454 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Why Go: There are a lot of great places to eat dinner locally this evening, so why not go out for a few drinks with friends afterward to celebrate the holiday. If you plan on hitting a few spots on Ventura Boulevard, Pineapple Hill is another place to definitely stop this evening, as they’re offering an open bar special from 9 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. for only $50. At midnight there will be a champagne toast, and you can play DJ by choosing songs you and your friends want to listen to on the jukebox!

Pricing: $50 for the open bar special. No entrance fee. For more information, call 818-789-0679. 

 

Sunday: 

ArcLight Sherman Oaks

Where/When: at Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Blvd.; movies all day.

Why Go: There are a lot of new and fun movies that the whole family can enjoy, including: War Horse (PG-13), Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G), The Adventures of Tintin (PG), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13), and We Bought a Zoo (PG). 

Pricing: Adults, $14.50; seniors, $12.50; children, $11. For more information, call 818-501-7033. 

 

New Year’s Day at Blue Dog

Where/When: , 4524 Saugus Ave., Sherman Oaks; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Why Go: Whether you’re nursing a hangover from last night’s festivities or just love watching football and want to go out for a few hours, Blue Dog Beer Tavern offers great food and drinks sure to please everyone. There are various beer specials, as well as a delicious menu featuring such items as Big’s Spicy Mac, Blue Dog Wings and the Fire Starter burger.

Pricing: No entrance fee. For more information, call 818-990-2583. 

 

BOGO Pizza Day

Where/When: , 4520 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Sherman Oaks; all day.

Why Go: Easy to make, delicious, and even the pickiest of eaters will be happy. Buy one prepackaged pizza, get a second one for free (of equal or lesser value). 

Pricing: $8.99 each. For more information on this event, call 818-382-3700. 

 

Laser Tag

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

Why Go: 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. 

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