It's summer, and that means it's time for festivals! From a festival that features local artists to another that preserves the quality of state beaches, it's sure to be some fun in the sun! Gayle Anderson has the details in 'Gayle On The Go'.
Obession: The Stadium Photography & Soccer Shirt Collection of Jim Dow
Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Avenue
951 684 7111
We do not have to travel to Brazil to get in the mood for World Cup Soccer. The Riverside Art Museum is proud to present, OBSESSION: The Stadium Photography and Soccer Shirt Collection of Jim Dow, a photography exhibition focused on facets of soccer/football culture through a documentary lens that includes stadiums, clubs, corner stores, and team jerseys from around the world.
This exhibition coincides with the 2014 World Cup tournament, featuring a team shirt installation that responds to the evolving dynamic of teams competing in the World Cup throughout its duration.
Dow first gained attention for his panoramic triptychs of baseball stadiums, a project that began with an image he made of Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia in 1980. Using an 8" x 10" camera, he has documented more than two hundred major and minor league parks in the United States and Canada, as well as soccer stadiums (his true love) in Argentina, England, Mexico, Scotland, the United States and Uruguay.
Doheny Surf Festival
Doheny State Beach
This is Doheny Surf Festival weekend. The family friendly event is a fundraiser to help preserve the quality of state beaches and parks.
Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks @ Noon
Leimert Park ArtWalk
4343 Leimert Boulevard
There’s a festival at the historic Leimert Park. This is the Day of the Ancestors Festival of Masks.
Don your mask and get ready to chant, drum and dance as part of the Leimert Park Artwalk.
Everyone is encouraged to bring photos of their own ancestors to carry during the procession!
Queen Mary Classic @ 9am
Queen Mary Park
323 727 0136
We’re invited to attend the Queen Mary Classic Dog Show hosted by the Long Beach and Beverly Hills Kennel Clubs.
The day long canine cavalcade is open and free to the public.
Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale @ 10:30am
The Huntington Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
626 405 2100
Our current drought make this kind of plant sale perfect.
The Huntington Botanical Gardens is having a cactus and succulent show sale!
Hundreds of drought tolerant plants are on display at the 49th Annual Cactus and Succulent Society of America Show.
The Legacy of the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company: More Than A Business
California African American Museum
600 State Drive
213 744 7432
Take a look at more than sixty pieces of art from the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company collection. The insurance company was the first African American owned insurance company, home of the nation’s largest collection of corporate owned African American art.
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
Discovery Science Center
2500 North Main Street
714 542 2823
If you love the the Discovery Channel’s Emmy nominated series MYTHBUSTERS, then you will enjoy this. MYTHBUSTERS: THE EXPLOSIVE EXHIBITION, at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana.
Guests will learn about myths, the MythBusters and what experimenting is all about by participating in a series of fun, hands-on experiences and live demonstrations. Experiments cover topics including flight, friction, gravity, speed and combustion.
Summer of Wonder
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
The Aquarium of the Pacific invites the public to experience its Summer of Wonder, which features new exhibits, interactive experiences and programs that take visitors on a journey from an exotic island in the South Pacific to the urban rivers of Southern California.
See and learn about several endangered species, including the Guam Kingfisher, one of the world’s most endangered species, which can no longer be seen in the wild. The Guam Kingfisher was nearly wiped out of existence by the invasive brown tree snake. Around the time of WWII, the snake slithered onto ships in the South Pacific. When the ships docked in Guam, the snakes invaded the island decimating its kingfisher population. The Guam Department of Aquatic Wildlife Resources, the Aquarium and Zoo Association (AZA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and several other institutions collected the remaining birds in Guam, and a recovery program for the species was established in 1984. The Aquarium of the Pacific is participating in an AZA program aimed at repopulating these birds in the wild. The Aquarium acquired its breeding pair of Guam Kingfishers through its partnership in the Species Survival Plan administered by the AZA. The Aquarium’s staff members collectively contributed more than $40,000 toward the new aviary for the Guam Kingfishers.
And, see the Aquarium’s Southern California Steelhead Story exhibit documents the resilience of the Southern California steelheads (Oncorhynchus mykiss), who were listed as an endangered species in 1997. Southern California steelheads are a form of rainbow trout that spend most of their adult lives in the ocean. Like salmon, the steelheads spawn in freshwater streams and rivers. Southern California steelheads have historically travelled up and down the Los Angeles, San Gabriel, and other local rivers to spawn and return to the ocean. At one time, the San Gabriel River was known as one of the best steelhead fishing rivers in the state. However, dams and water diversions, urban development, and livestock grazing have nearly decimated the southern steelhead runs. Only a few hundred make their yearly spawning pilgrimage. Additional information courtesy the Center for Biological Diversity.
Visitors will also discover the horseshoe crab, a 20 million-year arthropod species whose blue blood aids in medical care. Horseshoe crabs live in bacteria-filled habitats in which they are under the constant threat of infection. To survive in this environment, horseshoe crab’s blood contains LAL (Limulus Amebocyte Lystate), a blood-clotting compound that immediately binds and clots around fungi, viruses and bacterial endotoxins. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognized the LAL test as an alternative to current methods of testing for endotoxins and now uses horseshoe crab blood to test every drug it certifies for bacterial contamination as well as pacemakers and prosthetic devices. Information courtesy PBS.
In addition to debuting these new exhibits during its Summer of Wonder, the Aquarium will feature a new bonnethead shark and cownose ray touch experience, behind-the-scenes looks at animal feedings, and the chance to make and drive a remotely-operated vehicle.
In June, there will be a morning penguin walk.
16th Annual Butterfly Pavilion
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Boulevard
1 213 763 DINO
We only have two more months to see more than 30 native North American butterfly species and an array of plants that butterflies love at the Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
The museum is looking for volunteers to help with their work to stop the decline of the Monarch Butterfly by monitoring the Monarch Waystation at the Pavilion. This is where the California Native Milkweed has been planted. It’s a Monarch Butterfly favorite, which will help the butterfly survival predators and urban habitat destruction.
County: Portraits of an American Sound
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
213 403 3000
Country: Portraits of an American Sound is a new exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography. See images of the pioneers, poets and icons of country music – as well as - country albums, film posters, as well as rare archival artifacts -- for free!
The work of the featured photographers spans post-World War II America to the new century. In addition to more than one-hundred 110 prints, the exhibit also features an original half-hour documentary commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography and produced by Arclight Productions.
Gayle, Gayle on the Go
KTLA 5 News
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So, what’s going on in your world? Let us know! Please be sure to provide video with your request. The deadline for your information is Tuesday 5pm.
Have a GREAT Sunday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.
This segment aired on the KTLA Morning News on Saturday, June 28 2014