I love Burbank. Like, a lot. Like if Burbank knew how much I loved it, it might make Burbank uncomfortable. Burbank might file for a restraining order. You get my point. I love Burbank.
One of my favorite things about this city is that there is always something to do. Often, those things are free. I love free things nearly as much as I love Burbank. It can be a little difficult to find all these fun things to do. And to my knowledge, there is no central list of all the awesome things our city has to offer.
That’s why you have me! I have attempted to create a full list of fun goings on in and around Burbank. I have noted the free events as well as the family friendly ones in the hopes of making this list as inclusive as possible.
Look it over, find some fun stuff to do, get out and explore our town. And check back for updates. There is so much to love here!
Wizard of Oz One of BUSD’s beloved librarians, Lisa Dyson is playing the Wicked Witch in this production at Glendale Central Theater. Your kids may know her from Bret Harte, Edison, Jordan, BYSTI or I’m sure from a million other things. How fun for her students to get to see their teacher sparkle and shine onstage! The show runs through August 20. Tickets
Gravitas The work of five LA area artists will be on display at the Brand Library and Art Center until August 5. I know nothing about art, other than to say “oooooh that’s pretty,” but I loved walking through this. It feels accessible to me even though I am not super hip and I don’t wear sunglasses inside or whatever. (I’m assuming that people who know about art are super hip and wear sunglasses inside.) All that to say, it’s art for everyone. Gravitas runs through August 5, and entrance is FREE. 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale
Odd Nights at the Autry This is an evening of live music, food, crafts and tons of vendors. So many vendors that I won’t list them here. Follow the link for details http://theoddmarket.com/autry/ In case you were wondering, there is a full bar for adults. Entrance and parking is free, but food, drinks and vendors will cost you. This event is 3rd Friday of every month from 6-11 pm at The Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles
Dive in Movie Meet your friends at Verdugo Pool this evening for a some swimming and a family friendly movie. (I have no clue what family friendly movie. Hope you like surprises!) Swimming starts at 7 pm, and the movie starts after sunset. Admission is $5
Saturday, July 16:
Free Flag Football Clinic Hosted by our Parks and Recreation Department, this clinic is perfect for 2nd through 8th graders. And it’s coed. Because GIRL POWER. 9-12 am on the Burbank High School football field. Stay after the scrimmage game to sign up for Burbank Flag Football League.
Pokemon Go Crawl I like that this says “5 stops to drink.” If I get separated from the group, look for me at Pub Nowhere or Buchanan Arms. I’ll be the one with my face buried in a plate of crab cakes or bangers and mash. This is probably, maybe, technically an event for adults, but I’m brining my teenaged kid for the PokeStops. He can drink water.
Under the Streetlamp and Powerhouse at Starlight Bowl Pack a picnic and head up the hill for a last chance to see Powerhouse 2016. They will share the stage with Under the Streetlamp. These guys are recent cast members of Jersey Boys, and will be performing classic radio hits all evening. This is part of the Starlight Bowl summer concert series, not a leased event. Correct me if I’m wrong, but i believe this means you can bring your own beer and wine. Don’t take my word for it though, definitely double check. The show starts at 6:30 pm. Follow this link for tickets http://www.itsmyseat.com/starlight/
Tuesday, July 19:
The Reluctant Dragon Luce Puppet Company is performing their new show FOR FREE at Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard Street, at 11:00 am. (I know. I know. Not Burbank. But since I can get there without the use of a freeway, I have deemed it safe.) This show is best for children ages 3-8.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom There are few things that make me happier than real butter on popcorn and favorite childhood movies. Arc Light Sherman Oaks gives me both of those. I realize that Sherman Oaks is well beyond my 2 or 3 mile Burbank comfort zone, but I am willing to make that sacrifice because REAL BUTTER AND TEMPLE OF DOOM! Tickets are $14 for adults $10.50 for kids. Show starts at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, July 20:
Star Trek Marathon at AMC 16 Note for the ultrageeks: this is a marathon of the newest 3 films, Star Trek, Into Darkness, and an early screening of Beyond. (2 whole days before anyone else gets to see it! Woo Hoo! First!!!) Not all 734 of the old ones. There isn’t enough popcorn or time for all of that. Ticket prices are $29.99. Show starts at 4:30pm
Thursday, July 21:
Grand Re-Opening of Johnny Carson Park The city is providing us with a free concert by The Platinum Groove! There will be face painting and a kid zone, as well as free meals from Wienerschnitzel. It does say this on the flyer, but it is exactly the kind of thing I always forget, so I’m reminding you: REMEMBER YOUR LAWN CHAIRS AND PICNIC BLANKETS. Also, bug spray. Don’t forget your bug spray. 5-8 pm at Johnny Carson Park.
And don’t forget to always check BurbankMom.com’s Calendar of Events!