Happy Saturday! Whew! There's a lot to do today! There are educational events and well as tasty events on the Saturday "Gayle on the Go!" list.
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Tribute Gassers II Legends @10am
Automobile Driving Museum
610 Lairport Street
310 909 0950
The Automobile Driving Museum (ADM), a non-profit museum that preserves historic automobiles, is proud to present a “Tribute to Gassers II” exhibit and show Saturday, August 29, 2015. The ADM will be hosting the event to Gasser enthusiasts from all over Los Angeles County from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Gasser Wars Magazine, Hot Rod Deluxe, Robert Rey Royal Pro-Motion and the ADM will be sponsoring the event with a great display of Gasser cars from August 21st to September 7th, 2015. This will be the first annual event to this racing community. In 2014, the ADM hosted a “Tribute to Gassers” event that some people are calling the “Legends” event of the year. Ed “Isky” Iskenderian, legendary founder of Iskenderi...an Racing Cams and his lifetime friend and associate Robert “Bones” Balogh were featured speakers. Ed Iskendarian who was one of the early dry-lakes racers and hot rodders. His company, Isky Racing Cams (IskyCams.com), is one of the pioneers in grinding camshafts for street and racecars. Robert “Bones” Balogh has worked closely with Ed Iskenderian for decades. Bones is best known as the tuning and dyno-testing wizard of Isky Racing Cams. Iskenderian and Balogh are both from Southern California. A “Gasser” was a type of hot rod developed to compete in NHRA Gas Class events beginning in the early 1950’s and continuing to 1970’s. NHRA Gas Classes were created to accommodate modified stock cars not eligible to compete in stock or “fuel” classes of the day. Gassers were based on production models from the 1930s to mid-1960s, which have been stripped of extraneous weight and jacked up using a truck beam axle to provide better weight distribution on acceleration. Weight reduction techniques include fiberglass body panels, stripped interiors and Plexiglas windows. Later, Gasser versions had the wheelbase moved up to 24 inches to improve rear weight distribution and therefore traction. These cars are often thought of as the predecessor to the modern funny car. Gassers were built for drag racing and typically had a larger, more powerful, modified engine. Superchargers and mechanical fuel injection were typical modifications which have become commonplace in modern automobiles. Gassers often appear to be top heavy and ungainly due to raised front ends, which assist in the rearward weight transfer during drag racing. Exhaust pipes (no mufflers) often exit through the front fender well and sometimes straight up through the hood area. Bodies were often painted in flamboyant metal flakes, pearls, and candy finishes complemented by wild lettering and pinstriping. The ADM is proud to present this important and sometimes overlooked segment of automotive history to our visitors. Join them August 29, 2015 for a special day of Gassers at the Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245, www.theADM.org/gassers or 310-909-0950 for more information. Come see these fabulous vehicles and hear from the “real gasser” people in a forum setting.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life @9am
Pacoima Charter School
11016 Norris Avenue
Think about participating in the Relay for Life of Pacoima, a unique 24-hour event honoring cancer survivors and those who have died of the disease.
The event is designed to increase awareness while fundraising for the American Cancer Society.
1940s African American Film Stills
California African American Museum
600 State Drive
The California African American Museum is resurrecting the lost landmarks of Black film history at its exhibit “Coloring Independently.”
Learn about Caribbean American entertainer Bert Williams who created this feature length motion picture titled “Lime Kiln Club Field Day.”
After more than an hour of film was shot, the unreleased project was abandoned by its white producers and left forgotten until today.
Urban Wildlife at Free BioBlitz L.A. Meet Up @9am
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Boulevard
Become a citizen scientist at the Natural History Museum’s FREE BioBlitz L.A.
The NHM Citizen Science team is hosting a day of exploring and photographing L.A.’s wildlife!
Get tips from NHM experts on taking nature photos and identifying local wildlife, while freely exploring Exposition Park. Also learn how to post photos and observations to the L.A. Nature Map to create data that scientists can use.
Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Right next door to the Natural History Museum at the California Science Center find 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.
Long Beach BBQ Festival
Rainbow Lagoon Park
400 – 403 Shoreline Drive
The best BBQ chefs from around the country are cooking and carrying on at the Long Beach BBQ Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park grilling their award-winning ribs, chicken, sausage, pulled pork and other succulent delicacies.
Award-winning pitmasters will battle local barbecue gurus to see whose ribs are the most irresistible, and trust us, the competition will be intense.
Taste and experience firsthand the fiery chicken, pulled pork, tri-tip, pork ribs, sausages, and sides -- all available for purchase -- that make barbecue so popular in the USA — all while you enjoy live music, dancing, cantinas, a live sports tent, children’s stage featuring the comedy and magic of Terrell & Takako, Storytelling, Magicians, Inflatable Impressions, Bounces, artisan exhibitions, FREE e-Souvenir Photo, international food court, games, and more.
Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall B
Downtown Los Angeles
While we’re on the subject of food, Gourmetzia, the premier food and beverage tasting lifestyle event, is happening at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Gourmetzia exhibitors are from California as well as from across the country offering premium quality specialty foods, many made by small or local manufacturers with farm-fresh ingredients, offering distinctive, ethnic and exotic flavors.
Passages Bible Exhibit
26565 Bouquet Canyon Road
888 297 8011
This is different! Passages is a 30,000-square-foot, interactive, traveling exhibit chronicling the history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies.
In Santa Clarita, the family-friendly exhibit features some 400 items from one of the world’s largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts.
Since its debut in 2011, several hundred thousand people have experienced Passages in five other U.S. cities, where 90 percent of surveyed visitors have rated the exhibit five out of five stars.
Sawdust Art Festival’s 49th Annual Summer Show
935 Laguna Canyon Road
949 494 3030
|This is the closing weekend for the 49th annual Sawdust Art and Craft Festival in Laguna Beach. Time is running out to own a piece of fine art produced by more than 200 hundred distinguished Laguna Beach artists.
We can meet the artists, watch demonstrations, and enjoy daily workshops as well as live music and delicious food now through the end of August.
2015 Rockin' Round the Zoo at Zoofari High @ 5:30pm
Santa Ana Zoo
1801 Chestnut Avenue
(714) 953-8555 x10
If you love the Santa Ana Zoo, then you will love ZOOFARI, an event produced by the Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ), a non-profit organization. The 23rd annual "Rockin' Round the Zoo" at ZOOFARI High fundraising event tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park in Santa Ana is the Santa Ana Zoo's largest fundraiser!
ZOOFARI has played an integral role in raising the funds needed for all the special projects and improvements going on at the Santa Ana Zoo including educational programs, breaking ground on new animal habitats, tackling important conservation initiatives, introducing new rides and upgrading service facilities for guests to use and enjoy.
Penguin Chick Hatches
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
562 590 3100
The Aquarium of the Pacific celebrates the birth of Magellanic Penguin chick Lily. The baby has joined the other penguins in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat.
Magellanic Penguins are a temperate species native to the coasts of Argentina and Chile in South America. It takes between thirty-eight and forty-three days of incubation before a Magellanic Penguin egg will hatch. Chicks hatch with their eyes closed, and they are able to open their eyes about a week later. Magellanic Penguin parents take turns incubating the eggs on the nest and feeding and raising the chicks after they hatch.
We can help support the nonprofit organization’s new penguin chick by participating in the “Adopt an Animal Program.” Adopt a chick at the $50 level or more and your name will be entered into an opportunity drawing for a penguin encounter and a one-of-a-kind painting by a penguin chick. For details, visit aquariumofpacific.org/adopt
History Keepers: Storied Objects from Los Angeles Collections
The Pico House
424 North Main Street
This is the last weekend to see “History Keepers: Storied Objects from Los Angeles Collections at the Pico House in downtown Los Angeles.
The exhibit before it closes Monday. Admission to the exhibit is FREE.
Gayle, Gayle on the Go, Anderson
KTLA 5 News
5800 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Have a GREAT weekend!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.