If you’re looking to take a little day trip this weekend, Palm Springs is celebrating a week of everything modern at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Miss Gayle Anderson has all the details in Saturday’s edition of ‘Gayle On The Go’.
22ND Annual Pan African Film Festival
Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
Observe February – Black History Month – at the Pan African Film Festival – a 12 day marathon of Black Films from around the world. The string of highly-anticipated films, includes a controversial film, initially banned in South Africa; a comedy, starring comedian Kevin Hart; as well as Oscar-winner Mo’Nique.
The Southern Migration West, California
California African American Museum
600 State Drive Exposition Park
Explore the one hundred year migratory patterns of African Americans from the South to Los Angeles. This lecture at the California African American Museum highlights how Southern culture has influenced Los Angeles.
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants
10459 Tuxford Street
818 768 1802
We can have a private tour of the Theodore Payne Foundation. Bring a hat and water and wear comfortable shoes for walking the vast property to see the seed room, bookstore, and growing area. This is a good opportunity to learn about drought tolerant California Native plants and wild flowers.
Bliss: 19th Century Wedding Gowns from the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection FIDM Museum & Galleries
919 South Grand
213 623 5821
Take a look at the elaborate clothing designed to take women from maidenhood to matrimony. These rare ensembles, meant to celebrate a single day, are on display at the FIDM exhibit “BLISS: 19TH CENTURY WEDDING GOWNS FROM THE HELEN LARSON HISTORIC FASHION COLLECTION.”
Timothy Washington: Love Thy Neighbor
Craft & Folk Art Museum
323 937 4230
The work of artist Timothy Washington is on view at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Washington is famous for his assemblages incorporating drawing, painting, and especially sculpture. Known especially for semi-abstract depictions of human figures, Washington believes combining various media produces greater visual impact.
Palm Springs is celebrating a week of everything modern. You might find a fabulous vintage 20th century sleek and special item at the modernism show at the Palm Springs Convention Center. 85 vendors from across the U.S. and Europe are on display.
ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXl
Get a glimpse of Scotland’s rich culture and history in Long Beach! ScotsFestival & International Highland Games features lots of activities from Highland athletics and dancing to Lowlands music and cuisine.
Ride for Love @ 9:30am
East Side Riders Bike Club & C.I.C.L.E.
Watts Labor Community Action Committee
10950 S. Central Avenue
Explore the changes in Watts on the “Ride for Love” sponsored by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the East Side Riders Bike Club, and C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange). This ten-mile, family friendly, leisurely paced expedition, is open to all cyclists. It will make three stops including Watts community projects, housing developments, and the iconic Watts Towers, exploring the area’s history and community changes. Bring water, a snack, and a bicycle in good working order along with a helmet.
Children can get both an art lesson and a whale watching experience in Newport Beach with Marine life artist Wyland and Dana Wharf Whale Watching. The children’s art work will be judged by Wyland for a chance to win great prizes.
In Long Beach, the whales watchers from Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises are teaching both young and old about unprecedented number of Sperm whales, Humpback whales, Fin Whales, AND Orcas can be seen off the coast at the moment.
We can make a big splash like the whales off our coast at the POLAR PLUNGE fundraising event for Special Olympics Southern California. Time is running out to register for POLAR PLUNGES Saturday, February 22nd at Castaic Lake and Marina del Rey, requiring each plunger to raise a minimum of 50-dollars to wade in the water or you can stay dry if you like and enjoy vendors and other – out of the water fun! Your participation allows Special Olympics Southern California to offer free year round sports training and competition for children and adults coping with intellectual challenges.
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Have a GREAT Saturday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.