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Inside the Burbank border: Dancing, drawings, and summer distractions

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.

"Rose Mound" is just one of the drawings that will be featured in "Pencil Mileage – An Exhibition of Drawings" at the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery.
Burbank Creative Arts Center

July 5-8: Dancing, drawings, and summer distractions

Come Out & Dance: Summer weekends begin on Thursdays in the city, as Downtown Burbank presents its annual "Come Out & Dance" concert series. Enjoy free music and dancing at the AMC Walkway every Thursday in July and August. The series kicks off on July 5 with free dance lessons from Francisco and Stacey of The Dance Family Studio at 6 p.m., then you can show off your new skills to the 1950s and '60s rock 'n' roll sounds of Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries at 7 p.m.

When: Thursday, July 5. Dancing starts at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m.

Where: AMC Walkway, San Fernando Boulevard and Palm Avenue, Downtown Burbank.

Cost: Free.

For more information: Visit Downtown Burbank Events.

Peter Ko "Pencil Mileage – An Exhibition of Drawings": Burbank's Creative Arts Center Gallery launches a new exhibit this weekend featuring the drawings of Peter Ko, a graduate of the Cal Arts Experimental Animation Program. Ko's animation has been included in over 30 film festivals, including Sundance and IFC, and was part of Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art "Tomorrowland" exhibit. The Burbank exhibit is Ko's first solo gallery showing and features rough sketches, children's book illustrations, and complete animation layouts in a variety of media. The opening reception will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, July 6, and the exhibit will run through July 26.

When: Opening reception July 6 from 7-9 p.m. Exhibit runs July 6-26. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gallery is closed on Sunday.

Where: Creative Arts Center Gallery, 1100 West Clark Avenue.

Cost: Free.

For more information: Visit Burbank Creative Arts Center.

Kids' Events at the Burbank Library: Now that school has been out for a few weeks, the Burbank Library has a solution for the inevitable choruses of "I'm bored" that may have already begun in your household. For teens, the library hosts "Supernatural Fridays" at the Central branch from 3:30-5:30 p.m., and on July 6 will be screening the first three episodes of the popular MTV series "Teen Wolf." The event also includes a prize drawing for those registered in the Teen Summer Reading Program. Kids of all ages will enjoy the weekly "PixarPalooza!" Saturday Summer Movie Festival. On July 7 from 11 a.m. to 12:35 p.m., "A Bug's Life" will be screened in the Storytime Room at the Buena Vista branch.

When: "Teen Wolf": July 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m. "A Bug's Life": July 7, 11 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.

Where: "Teen Wolf": Burbank Central Library, 110 North Glenoaks Blvd. "A Bug's Life": Burbank Buena Vista Branch Library, 300 North Buena Vista Street.

Cost: Free.

For more information: Visit Burbank Public Library.


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