More than one-hundred art galleries from across the world are waiting for you at the LA Art Show 2015! KTLA's Gayle Anderson has a preview, plus details on other event happening around Southern California this weekend in her 'Gayle On The Go' report.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
250 South Harbor Boulevard
We can be a hero at the Battleship Iowa. The American Red Cross is having a blood drive at the historic vessel. Make a donation and receive a free admission to the Battleship Iowa as well as discounted tickets to Anaheim Ducks and L.A. Kings games.
Lego Travel Adventure
National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers
Discovery Cube Orange County
2500 North Main Street Santa Ana
Lego Travel Adventure and National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers are open at the Discovery Science Center in Orange County.
In Lego Travel Adventure, young creators will create vehicles of all shapes and sizes that will drive, fly, or float through exotic terrains. Suit-up as a pilot, ship captain, or racecar driver to find inspiration for your vehicle or check-out a display of vehicles made from LEGO bricks, including: a spaceship, boat, motorcycle, and more. Build a vehicle with pieces from popular LEGO sets, take a photo with a kid-sized racecar made from LEGO® Duplo® blocks, and take the “Travel Challenge” to build a virtual LEGO vehicle that will travel through lava, swamps, rivers, and oceans.
The adventure continues as guests explore some of the wildest places on the planet in National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers. Follow some of National Geographic’s explorers through this family-friendly exhibit to research some of the most extreme eco-zones on earth including polar regions, oceans, mountains and caves, rain forests, and the African Savanna. Adventurers will discover new species, study animal behavior, and learn how technology plays an important role in the exciting discoveries.
Winter Whale Watching
Harbor Breeze Cruises
100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2
Marine life experts are calling this the “winter of the whale!” That’s because in addition to the migrating Gray whales, experts from the Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises are spotting Orcas, Fin, and Humpback whales. Whale watchers can listen to the whales they see and can learn more about whale communication by exploring the award-winning Whales: Voices in the Sea multimedia exhibit at the Aquarium.
LA Art Show 2015
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
South Hall / J & K
Downtown Los Angeles
This is described as the west coast’s most comprehensive art experience. It’s the LA ART SHOW 2015, celebrating its 20th anniversary featuring more than 100 art galleries and art from more than 20 countries. The event benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Soboroff Typewriter Exhibition
Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive
310 786 1000
Also free, at the Paley Center for Media, the SOBOROFF TYPEWRITER COLLECTION. Los Angeles civic leader Steve Soboroff has compiled the world’s most important collection of twenty-eight original typewriters from famous (and infamous) authors and personalities, including:
• The 1932 Royal Model P that Ernest Hemingway used to write letters during his time in Cuba.
• A tiny Imperial Good Companion Model T on which John Lennon banged out song lyrics years before the Beatles invaded America.
• The snappy red Underwood 4-Bank portable on which Orson Welles created the cinematic masterpiece Citizen Kane.
• Jerry Siegel’s Royal Portable Quiet Deluxe. Jerry said that "one of the little known stories of Superman is that he owes a lot of his existence to this typewriter…it was the only portable I ever had or used."
To Mr. Soboroff, a typewriter carries more meaning than the story of the hands that have touched the keys of the machine. "What the typewriter symbolizes now is timelessness, and also a slower, more thoughtful way of life," he said. "What is made these days that will be used 60, 70, 80, 100 years from now? I don't think there's anything, and these typewriters have hundreds of years to go."
"I love people who are the best at what they do," Mr. Soboroff said. "The idea that geniuses sat there and accomplished what they accomplished on these typewriters … it gives me chills."
To read more about Mr. Soboroff and his collection, take a look at the Los Angeles Times story
This exhibit is free and open to the public now through January 31st, 2015.
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.
And, don’t forget you can always post your information on the KTLA Community Calendar. Here’s the link: http://ktla.com/community
Have a GREAT Sunday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.