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Magnolia Park Antes Up The Weekend

Magnolia Park Movie Nights continue with an outdoor screening of Grease Friday evening, August 8. Towns Burr Gallery hosts a full schedule of events for Second Saturdays on August 9, including a meet and greet with featured artist Katie Runnerstrom, live music and refreshments.

magparkmoviesFriday’s Movie Night kicks off at 7:00 p.m. with food and treats available from Baby’s Badass Burgers, Rockin’ Ice, Hula Pop Kettle Korn, Rocket Fizz, The Jelly Bean Factory and Mikey Melts Grilled Cheeses. Grease begins at approximately 8:00 p.m. at the UMe Credit Union parking lot.

Walk Bike Burbank offers a free bicycle valet to help encourage people to ride to the event. Frenchy’s Beauty Parlor, named for the Grease character, will also be set up at the Friday night event.

Flappers Comedy Club hosts a performance at 7:30 p.m. and will give away free tickets to their shows. The Burbank Police Department will also be on hand with their vintage police car for photo ops.

Magnolia Park Movie Nights debuted July 11 with a screening of The Goonies. Organizers suggest low chairs and blankets for the audience. Picnic baskets are also welcomed. UMe Credit Union is located at 3000 W. Magnolia Boulevard.

Towns Burr Gallery has a big night planned for Saturday evening, August 9, and the growing Second Saturdays monthly event.

The gallery exhibition includes recent works from Runnerstrom. Live music from Dr. Blues American Roots Revival Band, food and drinks are planned for the party.

“The world around us is ever-changing, infinitely expanding, and rearranging. Whether on a macro- or micro-scale, entities that are not recognizable,crawl and squeeze their way through space and time,” Runnerstrom commented. “Inspired by saprophytes, the wildlife of the deep sea, and voyages across inner and outer space, my work comes to life through different tools and mediums.”

"Trapezium" by Katie Runnerstrom. (Courtesy of Towns Burr Gallery)

“Trapezium” by Katie Runnerstrom, 48″ by 48″ acrylic on canvas. (Courtesy of Towns Burr Gallery)

“Studying the vast world of nature puts into perspective how large and rich the Earth and the universe really are; it reminds us where we really lie in the scheme of the universe, takes us out of our comfort zone mentally, and opens up our minds intellectually,” she added. “My work means to remind people of where they are, and inspire them to pay closer attention to the beautiful details in life.”

Towns Burr Gallery is located at 3609 W. Magnolia Blvd. and Second Saturdays runs from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., with regular gallery hours on Saturdays opening at 10:00 a.m. More information on the gallery can be found on their website www.townsburrgallery.com.

Magnolia Park Movie Nights Debut

Magnolia Park Movie Nights kick off with Friday’s screening of 80s classic, The Goonies. People are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket and picnics for the outdoor community event.

magparkmoviesFood trucks, including Rockin Ice (shaved ice food truck) and Baby’s Badass burgers, will be parked nearby. Rocket Fizz will sell soda and candy and a kettle corn vendor will be on site as well.

“We wanted to do summer outdoor movies to encourage more people to come out and spend their evenings and weekends in Magnolia Park,” commented Magnolia Park Merchants Association President Ashley Erikson. “We are about bringing the community together by putting on events like this.”

“The association is all about growing Magnolia Park as a place to eat, live, shop, ride and walk,” Erikson added. “We encourage people to ride a bike to the movie if they live in the area, as we are expanding as a ‘green district.'”

“We love the neighborhood,” said UMe Vice President of Marketing Anita Hutchinson. “Of course we want to be involved in our community.”

UMe Credit Union consistently participates in the regular Ladies and Gents Night Out on the final Friday of every month, in addition to supporting other special events in the Magnolia Park district.

“The more we help our neighbors and area businesses, the more we help our community, so we do whatever we can to enrich the community,” Hutchinson added, explaining that UMe Credit Union was founded in 1940 by a group of Burbank teachers and has grown over the years through a grass roots effort to settle in to its current home on Magnolia Boulevard.

The movie will be projected on a large screen against the wall of UMe Credit Union and people are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs and sit in the adjacent parking lot. Previews, ads of stores in the area, run from 8:00 to 8:15 p.m. After the previews, The Goonies screens.

The Goonies‘ run time is just under two hours. UMe Credit Union is located at 3000 W. Magnolia Boulevard.