Hundreds of legos, off-road vehicles and wild animals are all part of a new exhibit at discovery cube. KTLA's Gayle Anderson has all the details for you in the 'Gayle On The Go' report.
Winter Whale Watching
Harbor Breeze Cruises
100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2
Whales: Voices in the Sea Exhibit
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
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.
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.
The Heyday of L.A.’s Music Scene Central Library
Los Angeles Public Library
630 West 5th Street
213 228 7000
Have you been to the Central Library lately? Now is a good time to visit. It’s the site of a new exhibit showcasing photographs of the artists who defined the Southern California music scene from the late seventies through the late eighties. From El Vez, “The Mexican Elvis” to Rapper Eazy-E to Eddie Van Halen.
Free! The Last Day!
Soboroff Typewriter Exhibition
Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive
310 786 1000
This free exhibition at the Paley Center for Media is so popular, it has been extended through the end of the month. It’s the SOBOROFF TYPEWRITER COLLECTION. Los Angeles civic leader Steve Soboroff has gathered the world’s most important collection of twenty-nine original typewriters from famous (and infamous) authors and personalities. New to the collection this one. The typewriter owned by Hollywood legend and silent screen super star Rudolf Valentino known solely by his last name Valentino.
The exhibit also includes:
• 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: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/18/local/la-me-soboroff-typewriters-20120418
This exhibit is free and open to the public now through January 31st, 2015.
It’s SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, but don’t forget the KITTEN BOWL which is back for a second year! This year’s event will air Sunday, February 1st at 12:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. Central on the Hallmark Channel. KITTEN BOWL is the feline football championship, showcasing talented CAT-letes, who have been competing in the Feline Football League (FFL) since September. NFL all-star, Boomer Esiason, is the commissioner of the FFL and serves as spokesperson for the league that celebrates pet adoption.
The Hallmark Channel started KITTEN BOWL as part of its “Pet Project” initiative, which is devoted to celebrating pets, drawing attention to the plight of shelter pets and the joy of pet adoption.
Viewers and cat enthusiasts have been able to follow the season game highlights and scores on Hallmark Channel’s digital and social media platforms. The teams competing in FFL season games included the Good Witch Wildcats, Hallmark Channel Hearties, Countdown to Christmas Cheetahs, Cedar Cove Cougars, Northpole Panthers, HMM Mountain Lions, North Shore Bengals and Last Hope Lions.
KITTEN BOWL II features an increase in kittens from 72 to 92 and will also include some adult cats, who are guaranteed forever homes thanks to the North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, as well as Last Hope Animal Rescue . All 72 participants in the inaugural KITTEN BOWL were adopted into loving homes.
During KITTEN BOWL II, the Lucy Pet Foundation will air a commercial that pits cats against dogs in a football game that aims to promote pet sterilization. The non-profit Thousand Oaks based foundation provides mobile spay/neuter clinics to help prevent pet overpopulation across the country.
Lucy Pet Foundation teamed up with special effects wizard, Sam Nicholson, owner and CEO of Stargate Studios to create the ad that features elaborate computer generated images and live-action shots cats and dogs in pet-sized football helmets and uniforms in a stadium full of cheering fans. As many as 80,000 individual photos of dozens of pets brought in by staff members or rescued from shelters were used in the commercial. This number represents the eighty thousand dogs and cats that are put to sleep on a weekly basis in the United States. Nicholson donated nearly 90 percent of the $1 million ad toward the foundation’s cause.
Don’t miss the full ad, which will air during KITTEN BOWL II on Su-purr Bowl Sunday on Hallmark Channel! To donate to the Lucy Pet Foundation or for more information, visit Lucy Pet Foundation.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
12:00 p.m. EST/ 11:000 a.m. CST
KITTEN BOWL II
The Hallmark Channel
Lucy Pet Foundation
919 Lawrence Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
(855) 499-LUCY Tollfree
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Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.