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Mission Viejo: Saddleback College

Live Family Entertainment in July at Saddleback College and it’s Free!

The Department of Theatre Arts is thrilled to once again bring summer of theatre to Saddleback College. After Godspell’s free theatre two years ago and Mary Poppins, Grease, and the Saddleback Big Band last year, this year’s performances have been expanded to not only two live theatre performances and a CD Release party for 99 year old Shep Shepherd with the Saddleback Big Band, but the City of Mission Viejo presents two Shakespeare performances.

For those who don’t wish to bring a blanket or sit on beach chairs, reserved seating is available at $25 per person (presale only). For reserved seats, call the ticket office at 949-582-4656 (Tues-Fri, Noon to 4:00 p.m.)

On Friday, July 15th, the Saddleback Big Band, under the direction of Joey Sellers, will host a CD release party featuring 99 year-old Shep Shepherd!

On Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th, The City of Mission Viejo presents Shakespeare by the Sea’s productions. On the 16th, Othello, directed by Stephanie Coltrin, is an emotionally gripping thriller where gossip turns friendships rancid, and rumor brutally murders innocence. On the 17th, Cymbeline, directed by Cylan Broan, is an action-adventure fairy-tale romance.

On Friday and Saturday, July 22nd and 23rd, enjoy a summer night under the stars to the fully-staged production of Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Scott Farthing, with  musical direction by Lex Leigh, and choreography by Deidre Cavazzi. Don’t miss a chance to hang out with street singers Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon as they tell the story of a singing plant, a daring hero, a sweet girl and a demented dentist in this loveable comedy-horror musical.

Location: The Saddleback College Upper Campus Quad (in front of the Administrative & Governance Building‐AGB), located at 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692.

Parking is free for this event in Parking Lots 9 & 10. Festival Seating begins at 6:00 p.m. on a first‐come, first‐serve basis. Local food trucks will be available, as well as other vendors providing drinks. Attendees can bring picnic meals for these performances. Show Time: 7:30PM – Includes Welcome and Show.


28000 Marguerite Pkwy – 28000 Marguerite Parkway Upper Campus Quad, Mission Viejo, CA 92692 – View Map


Every Friday: Grubfest in Granada Hills

The Granada Hills Grubfest is largest ongoing Gourmet Food Truck Event in the World.

Every Friday night from 6-10pm thousands of people enjoying over 30 food trucks on Chatsworth St. It’s a community family happening where you can walk you friendly dog and enjoy the sites and sounds of people having fun. There’s no alcohol being sold or allowed.

See You There…

Friday, July 15, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT) Add to Calendar


Food Truck Row – 17802 Chatsworth St. Granada Hills CA 91344, Grananda Hills, CA 91344 – View Map


Downtown LA Artwalk Night Market

One Stop Shop for your Downtown LA Artwalk Experience!

Park at the start of the corridor at 3rd and Spring (Joe’s Parking) and you will start your night as you get out of the car with some of the L.A.’s best food trucks and Street Artists!

After some Grubs and Arts walk through the rest of the Corridor of Downtown LA Artwalk for the best galleries in town.

Back at our original location of 5 years on 3rd and Springs, we are bringing the Food & Art back to Downtown LA Artwalk!

***Arts & Craft Vendor for only $15 – Purchase Arts & Craft Vendor to reserve your space***

TRUCKS (tentative)

Phantom Truck
Wise BBQ
Street Kitchen
Oaxaca on Wheels
Belly Bombz
Rice Balls of Fire – Lotmom
Peaches Smokehouse – LotMom
Paradise – LotMom
Chairman – LotMom
Austyn’s – PAYPAL

JUNE’s Featured Artist


JUNE’s Arts & Craft Vendors (tentative)

Crash Jewelry
Lioness Jewelry
Q-oot Boutique
Handmade Greeting Cards

Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT) Add to Calendar
246 S Spring St – 246 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 – View Map


Other Dates:

  • August 11
  • Sept 8
  • Oct 13
  • Nov 10
  • Dec 8

July 13: Free outdoor movie, Burbank

photo1Hundreds attended the last movie night in June! We’re the original Free Outdoor Movie Night hosts in Burbank!

Come enjoy a night out with family and friends Wednesday, July 13th in Burbank and watch Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory on a 32 foot screen!!!


This family friendly event will be held at McCambridge Park in Burbank, 1515 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank 91504. There is free street parking around the park as well as several free parking lots at the Rec Center.


  • Moonbounce for the kids
  • Food Trucks
  • Face painting
  • Ballon animals
  • Photo booth
  • Performance by the Prestonwood Student Dance & Step Team from Dallas, TX

Ticket check-in begins at 6pm. Be sure to arrive early to enjoy:

  • Face Painting for the kids
  • Photo Booth
  • Prestonwood Student Dance & Step Team from Dallas, TX
  • Food Trucks

Feel free to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs and dinner if you wish. There will be an four food truck before the movie starts.


Willy Wonka will start about 15 minutes after sundown, approximately 8:15pm.


There will be several food trucks at the event:

  1. Fry Fry
  2. Richeeze
  3. Recess


As with every community event hosted by Story City Church, there is no religious presentation. We do not take donations or ask for tips. We hope you’ll enjoy a fun night out with friends and family!


Why do I have to reserve a ticket if the event is free?

While it is a free event, due to demand and a limit on the number of people we can have in the park per the city permit, we are ticketing the event.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope. You can show us your ticket on your phone or we will just need the name and/or email you registered with.

Can I bring my pet?

Of course.

Does each attendee have to register?

One person can register for the entire family. Individuals can register for up to 6 tickets. However, for check-in purposes, we suggest that individuals register themselves.

Can I get a ticket at the park?

Sure. However, in order to speed up the lines we suggest you reserve your ticket now.

Aug 6:Wings Brewfest, Chino


For information go to




  • Over 20 Craft Brews from some of the finest local breweries
  • Unlimited beer tastings
  • Gourmet food trucks
  • 50+ historic aircrafts in flying condition
  • Live Music


  • Mimosas/Beer Floats
  • Pretzel Necklace
  • Commemorative Glass
  • Swag Bag



Admission: 5:00PM-8:30PM

General presale: $45
VIP Presale: $60

General at-the-door: $55
VIP at-the-door: $70



  • This event is a “rain or shine” event – No refunds
  • No pets or backpacks
  • Absolutely no one under the age of 21 will be admitted!

ALL attendees must drink responsibly. Failure to do so will result in the loss of tasting privileges.


Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT) Add to Calendar
Planes of Fame – 7000 Merrill Ave #17, Chino, CA 91710 – View Map

Every Thurs: Beach Eats Marina del Rey

Our weekly gourmet food truck event, “Beach Eats” is coming back to Lot #10 at Marina “Mothers Beach” (4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey 90292) on May 5th.

For the past three seasons, patrons have been able to enjoy delicious gourmet food by the beautiful beach and we expect the same great experience this upcoming season.   Come enjoy the great variety of food trucks and menus that change weekly.

Every Thursday from 5:00pm – 9:00pm starting May 5th until September 29th.

Please see the flyer link below for more information.


Beach Eats Flyer

* If you have a food truck and would like to participate as a vendor,  please look on http://socalmfva.com/ for more information.

* Event is free for patrons.  No ticket is required.

New Colombian GFT @CaliFreshTruck

Food truck report: Cali Fresh serves arepas and other Colombian street food made with family recipes

A well-made arepa may be more comforting than a plate of warm cookies or your mother’s meatloaf. Really, these compact disc-sized corn pockets should replace ice cream as the official breakup food. Someone cue the #arepasorbust campaign on Twitter.

Arepas, which are made with masa or corn meal (or sometimes a mixture of both), can be baked, fried or grilled, are typically stuffed with meat, beans and or cheese, and often resemble overstuffed pita pockets.

Chances are, if you’ve tried an arepa at a Colombian or Venezualan restaurant, it is nothing like the ones you’ll find on Cali Fresh, a Colombian street food truck that started making the rounds in Los Angeles in February.

“We wanted to make a high-quality product that was not a mix that we simply add water to,” said Angela Channell, who was born in Cali, Colombia, and runs the truck with her fiancé, Johnny Cornejo. “We take actual corn kernels, cook them for a period of time and grind the corn into a fresh masa.”

Channell says this style of arepa is called arepa Valluna.

She makes them from scratch every day — a technique she learned from her uncle, who works in the jewelry business in L.A. She adds a touch of sugar and salt to the masa, then cooks them on the griddle. The result is a luscious corn cake that resembles a really good cookie — crisp around the edges, with a soft middle that tastes like rich holiday creamed corn.

This recipe, like the recipes behind all of the dishes on the truck, was inspired by someone in her family, who immigrated to the United States in the late ’80s.  Channell, 25, says she always wanted to open a restaurant but decided she’d take a chance on a food truck first. (She’s also a full-time graduate student at Claremont Graduate School studying for an MBA, and also helps manage her family’s medical practice in Rancho Cucamonga.)

Of the truck’s name, Channell said: “Most people think it is Cali for California, but it is actually Cali for Cali, Colombia, in dedication to my family who worked so hard to build a life here in the States.”

Parked in the middle of Pershing Square on a recent Friday afternoon, the Cali Fresh truck stood out among the other food vendors, wrapped in the bright colors of the Colombian flag. Above where most trucks sell their beverages, Channell had a selection of Colombian snacks and candies that she’d brought back from a recent trip to Colombia, as well as hats and shawls in the familiar yellow, blue and red.

“We want people to put on the hats and take pictures,” said Channell.

The menus reads like a greatest hits list of Colombian street food — with arepas, patacones (plaintain tostadas), empanadas and even a version of a Bondeja paisa (a platter of plantains, rice, meat and a fried egg).

Channell’s arepas are served as flat rounds, topped with beef or chicken, beans made the way her grandmother makes them, fresh crema, cotija cheese and pico de gallo. The empanadas are filled with ground beef and potatoes braised with beer from local craft breweries, wrapped in fresh masa (to which she adds saffron, paprika and cumin), served with a tangy green sauce she calls her “Colombian aji.”

Because we are still in the Age of Things in Bowls, Channell’s version of the Bondeja paisa is a bowl, filled with layers of white rice, beans, meat, cheese and guacamole. A couple of pieces of fried pork belly, plantain chips and a mini arepa surround the bowl. The entire thing — which weighs about 2 pounds — is topped with a runny fried egg.

But the most identifiable Colombian street food-ish item on the truck is probably the Cali Dog.

“It’s actually a Colombian street dog, which I first learned about from my uncle, who is a chef,” said Channell. “He used to have a street cart in Colombia.”

Wrapped in bacon like the hot dogs Angelenos affectionately refer to as “club dogs,” Channell’s hot dog comes topped with creamy slaw, sweet pineapple sauce, mozzarella, crushed potato chips, ketchup, mustard and crema (yes, all that on one hot dog). Sweet, salty and incredibly messy, this could be the schmutziest dog in Los Angeles.

For dessert, there’s a cereal milk flan topped with whipped cream and corn flakes, inspired by Channell’s love of Momofuku Milk Bar’s cereal milk ice cream.

Cali Fresh posts its schedule on its website but can often be found at Hamilton Family Brewery in Ranch Cucamonga. Channell also said she and Cornejo plan on opening a brick-and-mortar version of the truck next year.