One Weekend – Three Great Events

If you’re looking for things to do this weekend, I have three suggestions. 

1. Attend the California State Parks 2nd Annual Film Series

The California State Parks 2nd Annual Film Series, which is hosted at both Paramount Studios and 20th Century Fox Studios, takes place this Saturday and Sunday, November 6 and 7. The series includes Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (which is sold out), MASH (the movie), M*A*S*H (2 TV Episodes)Spartacus and Planet of the Apes.

I was able to purchase tickets to the Star Wars film several weeks back, so I’ll be there with my family. It should be lots of fun!

Ticket Prices:

$10 – Adult
$8 – Child
$25 – Adult Three Movie Package
$18 – Child Three Movie Package


2. Participate in Strolling on 7th Street

Historic postcard from the collection of Marlene Laskey via LA Conservancy website

The second event I recommend is called Strolling on 7th Street, presented by the Los Angeles Conservancy, one of my favorite organizations in LA. If you want to gain a greater appreciation for downtown’s historic thoroughfare, which the Conservancy describes as “a kaleidoscope of architecture and history,” this event is for you. 

Details follow:

When: Sunday, November 7, 2010  10 am to 4 pm

Where: 7th Street in downtown LA.

What: Visit a variety of sites along 7th Street, including:

  • Fine Arts Building (Walker & Eisen, 1926) 
  • Roosevelt Building (The Roosevelt) (Curlett and Beelman, 1927)
  • Brock & Co. (Seven Grand) (Dodd and Richards, 1922)
  • St. Vincent’s Court
  • Hellman Commercial Trust & Savings Bank (SB Spring) (Schultze and Weaver, 1925)
  • Heywood Bros. & Wakefield Company (Dearden’s Home Furnishings) (Architect unknown, ca. 1899; John Parkinson remodel, ca. 1902)
  • Santee Court (Arthur W. Angel, 1911)
  • Broadway Plaza (Macy’s Plaza) (Charles Luckman Associates, 1973)

Cost: $30, $25 for Los Angeles Conservancy members; $10 for children 12 and under


Questions? Call: 213.623.2489


3. Experience Let Them Eat LACMA

The third event I recommend this weekend is called Let Them Eat LACMA and is organized by and held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. According to the LACMA web site, “this one-day event will take over the LACMA campus with an extensive menu of food-related happenings including interactive performances, music, readings, video, and installations.” There is too much information to share here, so if you’re even remotely intrigued by this event (I know I am), check out the full program for detailed information.


  1. Great website with fabulous ideas on what to do!

  2. The showing of Star Wars Episode 3 at Paramount Studies was a real treat! Billy Dee Williams was there to introduce the film and had some really nice things to say about Los Angeles and his love for the City. Mark Hamel was surprisingly entertaining and interesting at the conclusion of the film waxing extemporaneously about his experiences filming and being part of the Star Wars saga. And it was fun to clap and boo for all your favorite star wars characters and share in the fun of viewing the film on a big screen. Getting onto the Paramount Studios lot was a treat as well. Thank you to the California State Parks Foundation for creating this festival to acknowledge and celebrate the connection between Hollywood and the fabulous state parks of California. Hopefully, they'll do it again next year!

  3. Thanks so much for posting on our Seventh Street tour! We had a great day, with around a thousand people strolling Seventh Street. We're so glad you found this event of interest and hope to see you on another Conservancy event soon. Best, Cindy