Here’s a reminder from “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight”–You don’t have to wait until Friday to get the weekend started. Here are some special musical and entertainment events around Southern California that start tonight and run well into the weekend:
WEDNESDAY, AUG 1
Doug Briney is an Alaskan country western singer and guitarist who grew up in Southern California. He’ll be playing live on state at Ruby’s in the City of Orange in Orange County tonight.
7-9 PM at Ruby’s located at 186 N Atchison St, Orange, CA 92866
Marina V. begins a 4-week engagement at Witzend in Venice. This Moscow-born singer songwriter will appear live onstage, playing some of the music from her upcoming CD, “Inner Superhero.”
8 to 8:45 PM at WitZend, located at 1717 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
THURSDAY, AUG. 2
Malibu Unplugged presents live music from up-and-coming artists every Thursday evening. Producer Terence Davis hosts an acoustic showcase of singers and songwriter with an ocean view at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.
6 PM at The Sunset Restaurant located at 6800 Westward Beach Road, near Point Dume State Beach in Malibu.
J.A.M Sessions at Old Town Newhall Arts District–Bluegrass Jam The Bluegrass Association of Southern California invites musicians of all skill levels to a good old-fashioned bluegrass jam. Bring your guitar, banjo or fiddle and come play, sing. This is one in a series of eight J.A.M. sessions taking place in Old Town Newhall’s Arts District. For information on this free event call 323-461-3673.
6 PM at 24274 Main Street, Newhall, CA 91321
FRIDAY, AUG. 3
“Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight,” syndicated broadcast radio show, will air at midnight on 1580 AM, with fresh new music and artist interviews. Melanie Krahmer, the singer and drummer from the musical duo, Sirsy, will be Carolyn’s special guest.
Midnight on 1580 AM on your radio in Los Angeles.
The Comedy of Errors–Shakespeare Festival in Griffith Park–See Shakespeare’s most compact and fast-paced comedy, complete wth a live band and period dancing . For more information visit: www.iscla.org
7 PM at The Old Zoo in Griffith Park near 4730 Crystal Spring Dr. in Hollywood. Running Fri., Sat., & Sunday, Aug. 2, 3, & 4.
SATURDAY, AUG. 4
Drum Downtown: A Sampling of Afro Beats–Start your Saturday morning with a unique group drumming experience on the Music Center Plaza which is perfect for percussionists of all skill levels. No experience necessary for this free event–all ages welcome. Drums/percussion instruments provided. Information is subject to change. More information at musiccenter.org or (213) 972-3660.
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM at the Music Center Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
Eileen Carey, the tremendous country pop singer and songwriter, and her band will be live at the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach. Eileen is also working on a new CD.
5;30 to 9:30 PM is when Eileen Carey will be appearing at The Sawdust Art Festival at 935 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. The festival itself will be open from 10 AM to 10 PM.