It's Sunday! Mother's Day! There are many new and interesting exhibitions and locations for Mom to explore! Enjoy!
The Eliot House
2015 Pasadena Showcase House of Design
This year’s Pasadena Showcase House of Design is known as the “Eliot House.” The 9,400 square foot residence is an eclectic English Tudor that has significant California Craftsman influences with the principal entrance overlooking the interior garden area rather than the street. The magnificent home was built in 1910 at a cost of $32,927.00. Proceeds from tour ticket sales and donations benefit local music programs.
The Orange County Coastkeeper Garden
East Santiago Canyon Drive
714 850 1965
This is more than two acres of unique, sustainable garden, which hosts 12 gardens demonstrating how we can design with California friendly plants and trees that are drought tolerant. Volunteers as well as visitors are invited to explore and work the Coastkeeper Garden.
Lawnmower Exchange Program
If you still have grass as part of your landscaping, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has non-polluting electric lawn mowers…cheap! SCAQMD Residents can now learn if they qualify and pre-register for the 2015 Lawn Mower Exchange Program. We have an opportunity to exchange an old, operable gasoline-powered lawn mower and purchase, at a discounted rate, a new electric lawnmower. This year, we have six models from which to choose from, with our cost being from $100 to $250 depending on the model we choose. Pre-registration is required! There are six exchange locations scheduled from Long Beach to Arcadia. Visit the website www.aqmd.gov for registration and location information.
Secret Art & Fantastic Hat Collection of Dr. Seuss
229 South Beverly Drive Beverly Hills
310 278 7117
This is the last day to explore the secret art of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Secret Art and his fantastic Hat Collection are virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Ted Geisel created paintings and collected hats which he secreted away in a hidden closet at the Dr. Seuss Estate. This is the first time ever that Dr. Seuss’s hats have ever traveled outside his home.
Dead Sea Scrolls:The Exhibition
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
For the first time in Los Angeles, the California Science Center in cooperation with the Israel Antiquities Authority is proud to present the largest Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition ever mounted outside of Israel. The exhibition features more than 600 ancient artifacts. This special exhibition explores the science and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, manuscripts written and hidden in caves 2000 years ago and not discovered until 1947. The exhibition also features sections from 10 selections of the Dead Sea Scrolls, more than half never seen before in the U.S., including parts of the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament.
Using multimedia exhibits, guests will explore the science and technology used to date these ancient manuscripts, decipher them, and preserve them for future generations. Additional highlights include a 3-ton stone from Jerusalem's Western Wall, limestone capitals from the first temple period (1000-586 BCE), Ossuaries from the early Roman period, and an ancient signature preserved for millennia on the Archer Seal.
Empire & Liberty
The Civil War and the West
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
323 667 2000
This is a new exhibit at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park. “Empire and Liberty”, is the first major museum exhibition to illuminate the causes and legacies of the American Civil War from the vantage point of Westward expansion.
Visitors are invited to explore the conflicts and connections of a growing nation through an astonishing array of more than 200 significant artifacts, including Texas slave sale documents, Andrés Pico’s war drum, the battle flag carried by soldiers of the California Hundred, a Buffalo Soldier’s revolver, and Cherokee General Stand Watie’s bowie knife.
This exhibition shows how the Civil War was more than a clash between the North and South; it was part of a history of debate over how America would expand, and who, within that expanding nation, might claim freedom.
The African American Journey West
California African American Museum
600 State Drive
213 744 7432
The African American Journey West: Permanent Collection exhibition features art and artifacts that allow us to trace the African American experience from the western shores of Africa to the rural fields of the southern United States and on to the continent’s western frontier.
Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard
310 440 4500
At the Skirball Cultural Center, the new exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution is the first comprehensive retrospective about the life and career of legendary rock impresario Bill Graham (1931–1991).
Recognized as one of the most influential concert promoters in history, Graham launched the careers of countless rock & roll legends in the ’60s at his famed Fillmore Auditorium. He conceived of rock & roll as a powerful force for supporting humanitarian causes and was instrumental in the production of milestone benefit concerts such as Live Aid (1985) and Human Rights Now! (1988).
As a promoter and manager, he worked with the biggest names in rock, including Eric Clapton, Little Richard, B.B. King, Bo Diddley, Tina Turner, the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix.
Gayle, Gayle on the Go, Anderson
KTLA 5 News
5800 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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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 every Tuesday, 5pm.
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Have a GREAT Sunday !
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.