From ballet to boots for weekend fun

By Maggie McKay, KFWB anchor
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For a decade, Burbank-based Media City Ballet drew attention for its loving re-creations of works made famous by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo, as well as the popular Nutcracker.

In 2012 the professional ballet company morphed into Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre. More info on the company at The Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Hollywood; Sat., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.; $15-$65, $12 students & children 12 & under. (323) 461-3673,

Military veterans team up with the stars of Sons of Anarchy as well as ticket-buying civilians for a huge group ride in the name of charity. The proceeds from the third annual 2013 Boot Ride and Rally go to benefit the Boot Campaign, a nonprofit that helps wounded military servicemen and women returning home from battle,

Where? At the Happy Ending Bar & Restaurant, 7038 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; Sun., Aug. 25, lunch 11 a.m., ride 1:30 p.m., rally 3 p.m.; ride $150, rally $35. (323) 469-7038,

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