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Inside the Burbank border: Classic cars and lots of music

Judith Hill performs at the T-Mobile Presents Google Music at TAO on January 22, 2012.  She will perform at the Starlight Bowl on Sunday.
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It's the weekend! If you want to get out of the house but don't want to fill up your gas tank, there are plenty of things to do right here in Burbank. Here are just a few of them.

July 26-29: Classic cars and lots of music.

Come Out & Dance: Summer weekends begin on Thursdays in Burbank with the free concert series at the Downtown AMC Walkway. Start with free dance lessons at 6 p.m., then live music at 7 p.m. Tonight's event features a special tribute to Dick Clark, as Francisco & Stacey’s Junior Ballroom Team performs the theme song from "American Bandstand," followed by a swingin' performance by the eighteen-piece ensemble The Wiseguys Big Band Machine.

Downtown Burbank Car Classic: Take a trip back in time this Saturday as six blocks of San Fernando Boulevard turn into a classic car showroom. Produced in cooperation with the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Downtown Burbank Car Classic bills itself as " exciting showcase for restored and pre-1974 sports cars and bikes, exotics, cruisers and hot rods, from Ferraris, Porsches and Cadillacs to custom Mustangs, Camaros and Harleys." As if the rows and rows of automotive eye candy weren't enough, the event will also feature children's activities, street painters, and musical performances all day, leading up to the special headliner: contemporary jazz artist David Benoit. If you can't wait until Saturday, a preview of the event will be held at the original Bob’s Big Boy on Friday, July 27, from 7-9 p.m.

Face To Face and Judith Hill at the Starlight Bowl: It's all about the piano men this weekend, as Face To Face, a tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel, hit the stage at the Starlight Bowl. Like the popular "Face 2 Face" tour that Elton John and Billy Joel performed in years past, each artist will perform a solo set, then the duo will perform together, trading lyrics, solos and the occasional joke or two. Opening for Face To Face is Judith Hill, an accomplished pianist in her own right, but one who has become more well-known for her smoky vocals and modern soulful tunes. Hill has shared the stage with Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Usher, Rod Stewart, and was the only female lead vocalist brought in for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" tour.

  • When: Sunday, July 29, gates at 5:30 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Starlight Bowl, 1249 Lockheed View Drive
  • Cost: $10 for adults, seniors (60+) and children (3-12) are $6. Tickets bought at the gate on the day of the show will be $2 more. Get tickets
  • For more information: Visit the Starlight Bowl's July 29th concert page.


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