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Marva brings true feelings of the heart while enjoying the fireworks at Celebrate America on Lancaster Blvd.

September 14, 2011 Posted by | blvd entertainment, blvd events, celebrate america, marva greenleaf | , , , | Leave a comment

Celebrate America 2011 Lancaster Blvd

From 5pm – 10pm, September 10th, come enjoy Celebrate America on The BLVD. This event will feature entertainment on three stages, a car show, a 9/11 tribute, veteran’s appreciation ceremony, a children’s area, vendors, a fireworks show and more!


September 14, 2011 Posted by | blvd events, blvd fun, celebrate america, lancaster blvd fun | , , , | Leave a comment

What’s going O.N. with Improv in the AV?

In the Antelope Valley, there is a large theatre and acting community, and included in the art of acting, there’s improvisation acting, or better known as Improv. One group that is outstanding right now is the group O.N. Improv.

Improv is the practice of acting, singing, talking and reacting, of  creating, in the moment actions. Basically, everything is made up on the spot in response to the connection to one or more people involved with the group.

O.N. Improv started in 2009 and was founded by Chris Murphy, as it states on their facebook page, He formed the Improv Club under a local theater group withMelissa Martin.  He is no longer involved with the group, but new  faces have come to join the stage along the way  including Andrew PariAnthony MooreShannon HayRoy Ellison, Casey Hills, Jeff Maki, Wesley King, and Mike Geriarte. Together these fine young men and women collaborate together and meet each week inside the walls of  Lancaster’s Cedar Center to practice and enhance their skills as actors and comedians alike. Every first Wednesday of the month,  The members of O.N Improv put their talent to work for the public’s entertainment at Butler’s Coffee House in Palmdale where they enthrall the ever-growing crowd of supporters in the theatre world.

If you would like more information about joining Improv, or would just like to see more what they are about,

you may contact Melissa at and make sure you check out the monthly shows at Butler’s Coffee if you get the opportunity! Their next show will be  Wednesday August 3rd. Show starts at 7pm, so don’t be late!
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July 28, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley Events, AV comdey, av comedy, blvd events, City of Lancater, comedy show | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Farmer’s Market and Concert Today on Lancaster BLVD


Tonight’s Concert will feature legendary Congo Player Tony Molina. Farmer’s Market 3-8pm. Concert starts at 6:30pm.

Tony Molina

Legendary Congo Musician Tony Molina

July 28, 2011 Posted by | lancaster summer fun | , , , , | Leave a comment

Goodmorning Antelope Valley Live Podcast

Time: July 19, 2011 from 8:30am to 10:30am
Location: Blvd Today Cafe
Street: 749 West lancaster BLVD
City/Town: Lancaster, CA
Website or Map:…
Phone: 661.948.8442
Event Type: talk showlivecommunitybusinessesart,entertainmentantelope valley
Organized By: Lancaster BLVD Weekly podcast / talk show highlighting events, businesses and community in the Antelope Valley. Come be a part of the live show! Hosted by Ben Andrews and Jim Greenleaf. 661.948.8442
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July 19, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley social media, blvd business help, blvd events, City of Lancater, social antelope valley, social media, SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY USE | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale…on the BLVD


What a great day on the BLVD.

Today is day one of Team Good Life Bakers – Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale.


The event is Thursday July 14th from noon to 6pm, and Saturday July 16th from noon to 4pm. The bake sale is to raise money for this great organization; whos’ mission it is to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.

Chef Clark Tonkin works two jobs here in the AV…afterwhich…around midnight he has been baking. He has been baking for weeks!

One of the best kept secrets in the entire Antelope Valley is the JP Eliopulos Hellenic Center. This ultra plush facility not only has the beautiful grounds, and interior (think Belagio Hotel in Las Vegas plush)… within 100 miles. It also has a huge, state of the art commercial kitchen.

Hellenic Center Interior. This seats up to 325 guests for weddings receptions, corporate meeting, etc…


Clark has been making dough, perfecting grenache, baking cakes, cookies, lemon bars, dipping all sorts of items in chocolate, and making the most decadent fresh strawberry butter cream frosting.


I bought a dozen cupcakes for the staff at Aven’s.

They were gone in minutes.


Be sure to stop by and treat yourself!

July 15, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley Events, blvd events, City of Lancater, City of Palmdale, Lancaster blvd, on the blvd | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

City of Lancaster to Begin Offering Farmers’ Markets on The BLVD this Thursday

The City of Lancaster announced today that The BLVD will now feature a weekly Farmers’ Market on Thursdays.  In partnership with Raw Inspiration, a non-profit operator for California Certified Farmers’ Markets, the City is offering citizens yet another way to live healthier and be proactive about personal wellness.


“I cannot stress enough how important it is for our citizens to have access to fresh and affordable healthy foods,” stated Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “The addition of this farmers’ market on The BLVD gives everyone an opportunity to support local vendors, while making health-smart purchasing decisions.  Conveniently located in the downtown area, this market will attract both residents and the business community.”


Beginning this Thursday, July 14th, and continuing every Thursday thereafter from 3pm to 8pm, the farmers’ market will take place on The BLVD between Date and Ehrlich.  Fresh in-season produce and fruit will be available, as well as organic and prepared foods; arts and crafts; and flowers.  In accordance with the City Council’s initiative to create a more health-conscious community, the farmers’ market is geared toward educating adults and children on how to improve their eating habits, fight obesity, practice proper nutrition, engage in an active lifestyle, and enhance overall well-being.


“Farmers’ markets are popular because they offer a wide variety of top-quality goods at low direct-sale prices,” said Lancaster Director of Parks, Recreation and Arts Bob Greene.  “We wanted to partner with an experienced, reputable management company who will screen all vendors based upon high-quality, affordable products.  Raw Inspiration fits these criteria, adding us as their 20th market location.”


Raw Inspiration’s mission is to educate children and adults on the importance of a healthy diet, especially the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables daily. To accomplish this mission, they have set up a program where growers can distribute their produce at neighborhood farmers’ markets.


“We are always eager to partner with like-minded organizations who understand the significance of growing a healthy happy community. Conceptually, a farmers’ market has always been our hope for The BLVD, and we look forward to this new venture,” added Mayor Parris. This is only the beginning of a local staple we plan to grow continuously. We encourage everyone to come out and support our new weekly market.

July 14, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley, BLVD, blvd events, blvd today, Lancaster BLVD entertainment, Lancaster BLVD event | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meet me at the Bandstand

One part dancing, two parts music, delicious food, and a whole lot of outdoor fun is the recipe that makes the Sierra Toyota Scion Concert Series the best way to welcome the arrival of summer to the Antelope Valley. On Thursday, June 16th, the City of Lancaster will kick off the Summer Concert Series with “A Night of Wine & Music” in Downtown Lancaster. 

“People have been visiting downtown Lancaster for more than a century,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Today, retail outlets, professional services, and fine restaurants continue to make downtown a natural gathering spot. On Thursday, the City is providing yet another reason to make the trip, as patrons can spend a warm summer night enjoying great music, sampling wonderful wines, and feasting on our many downtown delights.”

Pair the musical sounds with a wine tasting hosted on the bar patio or bring your own lawn chair to just relax and enjoy the music. Local restaurant favorites, including the Lemon Leaf Café, will provide tasty meals on the go which can be enjoyed as you listen to the evening’s entertainment.

“We are very pleased to be in a partnership with the City of Lancaster.  The inaugural season of the Sierra Toyota Concert Series promises to bring great entertainment downtown. This is an exciting opportunity to promote Sierra Toyota as a premier auto sales facility in the Antelope Valley and to meet our customers in a relaxed and festive environment,” said Paul Ondo, General Manager, Sierra Toyota Scion of Lancaster.

                Meet at the Bandstand throughout the summer to enjoy the sounds of local favorites, including Wild Side performing on July 14th; the Queen Nation Tribute Band on July 21st; and the Runaway Train Band who will close out the concert series on August 18th.

For more information about the Sierra Toyota Scion Concert Series, please contact the City of Lancaster Parks, Recreation & Arts Department at (661)723-6077.

July 14, 2011 Posted by | av sumer festival, av summer fun, BLVD, blvd events, concert, lancaster blvd art, lancaster live music | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Team Good Life Bake Sale

Team Good Life Cooks/Bakers is participating in Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale On Thursday July 14th and Saturday July 16th. The bake sale is our way to help raise money for this great organization whos’ mission it is to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. 

Our bake sale will feature a variety of delicious baked goods, Our Menu will include:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies
Lemon Bars
Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
Lavender Scones and Lemon Curd
Lemonade and Water
And so much more 

We will also have a raffle that will have lots of fun things to win. Remember that all the proceeds from the sale will be made as a donation to the Share Our Strength Organization. This is not just about great food its also a great purpose. So come and enjoy our bake sale and support the cause at the same time!


For more information


July 14, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley Events, BLVD, blvd events, City of Lancater, City of Palmdale, Lancaster blvd, Lancaster BLVD event | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where to go on the BLVD this week


749 W. Lancaster BLVD 661.948.8442

The BLVD Today Cafe / Ecellar Ebay Store Hosts events four times a week.

Community Yard Sale

8am-12pm. Don’t want to have a garage sale @ your home? Every Sunday we’ll be having our Community Yard Sale. Anyone is welcome to bring their stuff to our back parking lot to sell their stuff. Come one, come all, bring your stuff to sell @ our back parking lot. Yard sale ends @ noon! Bring your own tables or tarps.
Ecellar will be offering items left over from King Photo and other items.

“Good Morning Antelope Valley”

Weekly podcast / talk show highlighting events, businesses and community in the Antelope Valley. Come be a part of the live show! Hosted by Ben Andrews and Jim Greenleaf. 661.948.8442

“Bring your own Vinyl Night”

Come for a night of classic rock music, free wifi, and $1 gourmet coffee.Enjoy our records or bring your own LP’s and we’ll play some of your favorite tracks! Every Wednesday Night 7:30 to 10:30pm!

First 5 people to dress like the era their record is from get a free cup of coffee!

P.S. Need help with Vintage Clothes? Vintage Styles Now is only 2 doors down!


755 W Lancaster Blvd 661.951.3839

Battlegrounds is an incredible gaming, comic and hobby store which has games and tournaments almost every night of the week! Whether its Warhammer 40K, Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering, World of Warcraft or Open Board Game Night Battlegrounds has something for every player!


601 W. Lancaster Blvd 661.948.5029

Lancaster Library Writers’ Group

Anime Club

40th International Children’s Art Exhibition

Checkmate Chess Club

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 CEDAR PERF ORMIN G ARTS CENTER 44851 Cedar Ave 661.268.4300 

The Cedar Center is home to an incredible amount of talent in the Antelope Valley

Cedar Open Mic

Every thursday night at the Cedar Center, starting at 7:30pm (more like 8om most weeks, haha) and going until we feel like going home! Available to ALL AGES without censorship. We encourage poets, musicians, actors, dancers, spoken word artists… anyone who wants to take the stage to do so!

 The Great Tortilla Heist Cedar Centre Cd release show

Saturday, May 28 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm

The time has come for The Great Tortilla Heist to release Tower of Babel on their unsuspecting victims and for open mike to celebrate their three year anniversary

The Show is $5

THE BANDSTAND COFFEE AND TEA 706 W. Lancaster Blvd 661.723.9697

The building is enclosed by glass walls that make it an ideal spot to grab a drink and people watch in Downtown Lancaster.

Bandstand has great tasting coffee and tons of unique drink options so if you’re not a true coffee drinker you’ll have plenty of choices.

“Acoustic Show”

Fri, May 27, 6pm – 8pm

All Acoustic Showcase of amazing local talent brought to you by the Cedar Center. Happens every other Friday Night at the Bandstand.


750 West Lancaster Blvd 661.723.5950

It’s Only Tuesday Productions presents Celebrate America

An Evening of Patriotic music and dance celebrating the American Spirit. “God Bless America,” “God Bless the USA,” and “America The Beautiful” highlight 90 minutes of performances presented by It’s Only Tuesday Productions and some of the finest singers and dancers in the Antelope Valley.

May 27, 28 and 29.


Didn’t see your event on here? Email details to and we’d be happy to add it to the calendar.

May 23, 2011 Posted by | blvd events, Lancaster blvd, lancaster events, lancaster games | , , , , | Leave a comment