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What's Happening This Weekend in Sherman Oaks Area

What a neighborhood! There's live music, excellent food and cutting-edge comedy this weekend in the Sherman Oaks area. Check it all out.

Happy Holidays to everybody. Here are the wide variety of things happening in  the Sherman Oaks area this weekend.

Friday:

Lunch Flow

Where/When: , 13557 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 12:15 p.m.

Why Go: If you need a break from working on the day after Thanksgiving, or maybe just want to get some light movement into your day, this one hour class combines various mixed level movements to help alleviate stress and unwind. 

Pricing: $12. For more information on this class or to see what others are offered, call 818-990-0282.  

 

Ballet I

Where/When: , 14252 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 4-5 p.m.

Why Go: Great opportunity for children (ages 7-10) to learn the basic steps and concepts. 

Pricing: $45/month. For more information, call 818-908-8008.

 

Complete Chicken Dinner & Black Friday Specials

Where/When: Valley Inn Restaurant, 4557 Sherman Oaks Ave., Sherman Oaks; all evening

Why Go:  After legging it around town shopping all day, have a nice relaxing dinner. Start with a salad or soup, any chicken entrée, and a refreshing sorbet for an amazingly reasonable price. Malls aren’t the only places offering great deals the day after Thanksgiving, so enjoy a great meal tonight. 

Pricing: $15. For more information, call 818-784-1163.

 

Billy Vera & Lon Price

Where/When: Vitello’s Italian Restaurant, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City; 7:30 p.m.

Why Go: Known for the great ambiance and music, Vitello’s is featuring Billy Vera with Lon Price on the sax this evening.  Billy Vera is not just a singer, he is also a musician, songwriter, and producer amongst other talents. 

Pricing: $15.

 

Babylon Social Club

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

Why Go: Get your Friday night started right by listening to the Babylon Social Club perform various genres of music including R&B, Soul, and Rock.  Head on over to the popular Ventura Boulevard spot, grab a table, and enjoy your Friday evening.   

Pricing: No entrance fee.

 

Late Night All-Star Improv Show

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

Why Go: See some hilarious live improv after taking in a movie or dinner in the neighborhood.  If you’re not ready to go home yet, stay out and enjoy some late night laughs. 

Pricing: $10.

 

 

Saturday: 

Small Business Saturday 2011

Where/When: Small businesses everywhere; all day

Why Go: Conceived of by American Express, Small Business Saturday is designed to help out the smaller businesses in your neighborhood (as opposed to the enormous malls). There are some wonderful small businesses all around our Sherman Oaks neighborhood, so if you want to avoid the crazy crush on Black Friday, wait until today to purchase items and go support the smaller shops. 

Pricing: Depends on each store. For more information on this event, visit http://www.smallbusinesssaturday.com/

 

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 your kids while you pick up the necessary groceries. Also today there will be an e-waste collection, meaning that you can drop off any electronics you no longer use including computer monitors, PCs, printers, and scanners just to name a few items. 

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

 

Easy Does It

Where/When: , 13557 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 9:35 a.m.

Why Go: Perhaps you just want to try out yoga and see if it’s for you, or maybe you just want a nice, calm session where you learn some new movements. Either way, this class is designed with long warm ups on the floor, a mixture of standing postures, and then a nice long cool down and stretch.  

Pricing: $18. For more information on this class or to see what others are offered, call 818-990-0282 or visit risinglotusyoga.com.

 

Laser Tag

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

Why Go: Work off your Thanksgiving leftovers 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. 

 

Street Taco Saturday

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

Why Go: Out running errands and dropping the kids off at various activities can work up quite an appetite, so grab a delicious bite to eat while you’re picking up your groceries.  

Pricing: $1. For more information on this event, call 818-382-3700. 

 

True School All Stars

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

Why Go: Enjoy some R&B funk at this hot spot that offers a variety of live music all weekend long. 

Pricing: No entrance fee.

 

 

Sunday:   

BOGO Pizza Day

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

Why Go: If everyone’s going to be at your house watching football, they’re going to get hungry, so run out and pick up some prepackaged pizzas. 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: $1. Good through Dec. 31. For more information on this event, call 818-382-3700 or visit wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/shermanoaks-west/.

 

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 (or chili dogs at noon), and then after you can celebrate or commiserate by singing karaoke.

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

 

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, which is fun  the whole family can enjoy. The live performances run until January 8, 2012.  

Pricing: Adults - $10, Children (ages 2-12), $5. For more information, call 310-440-4500. No reservations required, but all children must be accompanied by an adult. 

 

Comedy Improv for KIDS by KIDS!

Where/When: , 13442 Ventura Blvd.; 3:30 p.m.

Why Go: See local kids perform live – it could give your kids the inspiration they need to get up and try something new that they’re interested in.    

Pricing: $7. Ages 5-14. 

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