Weekend Guide: Arts Festival, ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ and ‘The Music Man’

Weekend Guide IconSo much fun, so little time!   Here are our Happening’s picks for the weekend and as always, don’t forget to check out our calendar daily for lots of fresh ideas. 




Fizz, Boom, Read: Children ages birth through 5th grade can sign up anytime beginning June 16 through August 10.  Each child will receive a reading record folder to keep track of time spent reading or titles of the books read this summer.  Being read to or listening to audiobooks counts!  (Children 4 and under who sign up will automatically receive a special gift, while supplies last.)  Visit the library with your reading record folder each week beginning June 23rd and continuing through August 10th to receive fun incentives.

Calabasas Summer Theater presents ‘The Music Man’: Meredith Willson’s The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a kids’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for the town librarian, Marian Paroo. The play runs at the Calabasas Performing Arts Education Center from Thursday, July 24, to Saturday July 26. For show and ticket information, go to www.chstheater.com.

Cabrillo Music Theatre Presents ‘Bye Bye Birdie’: Before Beatle-Mania, before Bieber Fever, there was the first, the original… Conrad Birdie!  Now Conrad is joining the Army, and America is going Birdie-crazy, when Cabrillo Music Theatre brings back one of our most popular musicals, last produced on the Kavli Theatre stage in 1998! Click here for ticket information.

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival: The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company is dedicated to presenting professional programs and performances of the works of William Shakespeare for the education and entertainment of people of all ages.  Performances are on the campus of California Lutheran University.For online lawn box reservations follow the links below. To order by phone, please call (805) 493-3014. Only lawn box reservations are available ahead of time.



43rd Annual Malibu Arts Festival: Produced by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce, the Malibu Arts Festival two-day weekend event will take place July 26-27, from 10 am to 6pm, in front of the Malibu Civic Center. The Optimist Club of Malibu will be serving a pancake breakfast at the site starting at 8 a.m.

Saturday in the Park- ‘Silverados,’ A Country Music Concert: The event takes place at Berniece Bennett Park at 7 p.m. Food will be available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m. from Famous Dave’s BBQ. The menu will be available on the event page a week ahead of the event.

LIVE at the Oaks: Live at The Oaks will feature various entertainers, artists, demonstrations, and activities each week.  Come hang out with us, unwind from your week and enjoy some free entertainment! Live will take place from 5-7 p.m. every Saturday, unless noted otherwise in the schedule. Check back regularly for updates to the schedule.



Slow Down and Relax Walk in Calabasas: Enjoy a short walk and gentle Qi Gong standing exercises out in nature. Qi Gong is a healing system which includes slow flowing movements that can easily be adapted to one’s physical ability. Meet at 8:30 a.m., and wear loose clothing.

5th Annual Toast to Community Theatre: The Conejo Players is hosting the premiere gala of the summer, the 5th Annual Toast to Community Theatre, on Sunday, July 27th, 2014, at 6 p.m. at J. Hamilton Wines in Westlake Village. What’s in store? Dinner and drinks; memories of shows past; can’t-miss opportunity drawings; an incredible silent auction; and the chance to help foster a dazzling future for the Conejo Valley’s longest-running community theatre.

Free Series on Strengthening Marriages and Family Relationships: Monte Vista Presbyterian Church in Newbury Park, along with the Miller Family YMCA, is presenting a free Summer Speaker Series focusing on strengthening families and marriages. The series began July 13 and will continue the next 5 Sundays, ending on August 17.  The seminars are held from 4 to 5:30 pm at the Miller Family YMCA, located in the Village at Dos Vientos, 320 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the seminars. Y membership is not required, and refreshments and childcare are provided.  For more information, please call Carol at 805-498-8213. 

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