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.
August 9-12: Dancing, fine arts auction, and a hunky heartthrob.
Come Out & Dance: Summer weekends begin on Thursdays in Burbank with the free concert series at the Downtown AMC Walkway. The month of August features live performances with a Latin flair. Start with free dance lessons from Francisco and Stacey of The Dance Family Studio at 6 p.m., then show off your new moves at the 7 p.m. live concert. This week's performer is Son Mayor, one of L.A.'s most popular Latin bands. With its distinctive Cuban sound, Son Mayor has shared the stage with such diverse artists as Chucho Valdes and Ozomatli, and has been awarded the title of "Best Salsa Band" in L.A. Weekly's annual "Best of L.A." poll.
- When: Thursday, August 9. Dancing starts at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m.
- Where: AMC Walkway, San Fernando Blvd. and Palm Avenue, Downtown Burbank.
- Cost: Free.
- For more information: Visit Downtown Burbank Events.
Creative Arts Center Silent Auction Fundraiser: Looking for that special piece of art for your home or office? The Creative Arts Center Gallery is hosting a two-week silent auction beginning on Friday, August 10. Numerous organizations and individual artists have donated 150 works of art, everything from paintings to sculpture to mixed media pieces, which will be auctioned off to benefit the center. The opening reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, so stop in to get your bidder number and preview the great works of art up for auction. Bids will be accepted at the gallery through 5 p.m. on August 24, and all proceeds benefit the Creative Arts Center, allowing them to purchase equipment and supplies for their community arts programs.
- When: Opening reception: Friday, August 10, 7-9 p.m. Regular gallery hours: 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 to attend, browse and place bids.
- For more information: Visit Creative Arts Center or call them at (818) 238-5397.
Rick Springfield at the Starlight Bowl: Rick Springfield became a household name in the early 1980s when he was cast as dreamy Dr. Noah Drake on "General Hospital," but many people were unaware that he was already a successful musician with four albums to his credit. Shortly after taking the role on "General Hospital," Springfield shot to the top of the U.S. charts with his hit single "Jessie's Girl," and his album "Working Class Dog" went on to Platinum status, as did his three subsequent albums. While continuing to accept acting gigs, Springfield never gave up his music career, releasing albums and touring consistently whenever his schedule allowed. On Saturday, he will close out the Starlight Bowl's summer season, bringing his brand of guitar-driven pop-rock to the hills of Burbank.
- When: Saturday, August 11, 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 August 11th concert page.