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Happening Saturday

June 18, 2011


Huck Finn's Jubilee The folksy Father's Day weekend event Huck Finn's Jubilee provides an escape into a timeless summer, when families pack the camper with kids, banjos and fishing poles. Entertainment includes Mark Twain Live, a Route 66 Car Show and the California State Arm Wrestling Championships. Mojave Narrows Regional Park, 18000 Yates Road, Victorville. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Single-day adult, $20; single-day child, $5. Weekend festival pass (includes camping), $85-$95. (951) 780-8810.

U2 The Irish rock gods make their first Southland appearance of 2011 with their ongoing 360 tour, which was originally launched in support of their 2009 album, "No Line on the Horizon." So named because of the 360-degree staging that gives the audience an unprecedented view of the rock 'n' roll action, the show features the band performing atop a massive four-legged supporting rig that has been nicknamed "The Claw." Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim. 7 p.m. $30-$250. (714) 940-2000.

Live Oak Music Festival Celebrating its 23rd year, the family-friendly Live Oak Music Festival offers 16 main-stage musical acts playing boogie-woogie, bagpipes, folk, bluegrass, gospel, Tex-Mex and more. Headliners include Mavis Staples, Toots & the Maytals, Texas Tornados and Juno-winning folk-rock trio the Wailin' Jennys. Proceeds will benefit KCBX Public Radio. Live Oak Camp, 20 minutes west of Santa Barbara. Sat.- Sun. See website for daily schedules. Single-day adult, $42. Single-day child, $17. Three-day adult pass, $122. Three-day children's pass, $37. (805) 781-3030;


Los Angeles Film Festival More than 200 features, documentaries, shorts and music videos will screen during Film Independent's 17th annual Los Angeles Film Festival. L.A. Live. 800 W. Olympic Blvd. (screenings at various venues, check website for full schedule). Tickets $5-13; passes $100-$3,000. Through June 26. (866) 345-6337.


Pasadena Chalk Festival All street art is temporary, but the vibrant murals splashed onto the pavement at the Pasadena Chalk Festival are particularly fleeting. Over two days, about 600 artists will cover the concrete with original art. Awards will be given to select pieces. The event also features live music and children's activities. Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Free. (626) 795-9100.


Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival It features cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, interactive food demonstrations, wineries from around the globe, and tasty bites, beers and cocktails from local restaurants and breweries. Entertainment includes the 17-piece Fabulous Esquires Big Band; the Satin Dollz USO-style song-and-dance performances; and a variety of jazz bands. Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. $150-225. (818) 217-0024;

Race/LA Taking a cue from the popular television show "The Amazing Race," Race/LA challenges teams of two to crisscross the city solving problems and performing physical tasks, all in hopes of beating opponents to the finish line. In addition to providing prizes and glory to the winners, the competition highlights aspects of Los Angeles culture and history. Starting location given upon registration. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $190 per team. (310) 360-6950.

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