Happy Sunday! It's Armed Forces Weekend! There are several FREE events saluting all branches of the military and well as many non-military events and exhibitions. Take a look! Find something you might enjoy!
57th Annual Armed Forces Weekend Celebration
Military Exhibits: 11am to 3pm
Del Amo Fashion Center
This is Armed Forces Weekend in the city of Torrance, where we can see the equipment, the work and meet the personnel of all branches of the military.
Open 24/7, 365 Days a Year
Bob Hope Hollywood USO @ LAX
Volunteer this Armed Forces Weekend at the Bob Hope USO. The non-profit organization receives no government funding and relies on our donations and spare time to provide services and resources for all branches of the military.
We can volunteer and support Bob Hope USO locations at Los Angeles International Airport as well as facilities in Ontario, Palm Springs, and Orange County.
Civil War Reenactment
Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 South “A” Street
951 943 3020
The history of the Civil War comes alive at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, where civil war reenactors create the conflicts critical battles and illustrate how the conflict was the first military war to use trains.
Electric Cars: Fad or Future?
Automobile Driving Museum
610 Lairport Street
310 909 0950
There’s Tesla, the Nissan Leaf, the BMW i3, the Chevrolet Volt. All electric cars. Are they a fad or are they future? We can find out at a new exhibit at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo.
The exhibition includes unusual electric vehicles from the 1960s and the 1970s.
California Strawberry Festival
Strawberry Meadows of College Park
3250 South Rose Avenue
This is described as one of top festivals in the nation! It’s the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard, offering visitors more than 50 food booths, celebrity food demonstrations, more than 200 arts and crafts vendors and more.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
213 763 3466
It’s Bug Fair weekend at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. See everything from exotic insect collections to pet tarantulas, from millipedes to centipedes, from bug-related products, like honey and silk, to bug-inspired artwork and jewelry.
Enjoy a special cook-off with your favorite bug chefs as they whip up protein-filled snacks. The weekend will be filled with bug hunts, performances, up-close encounters with crawly creatures and more.
The Original Renaissance Pleasure Fair
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
15501 East Arrow Highway
626 969 4750
This is the last day to have some fun at the ORIGINAL Renaissance Pleasure Faire.
The Elizabethan age festival is on 20-acres, filled with fun and fantastic costumed characters as well as the arts, crafts, rides, games and food of the period.
Dinosaurs Unextinct at the Los Angeles Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
This is new! It’s Dinosaurs Unextinct exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo, which features a pack of 17 life-size and life-like animatronic dinosaurs taking visitors back in time for a colossal adventure filled with facts about the prehistoric era, the featured dinosaurs and their similarities to L.A. Zoo animals. Even the foliage similar to the earliest known trees and plants at the time dinosaurs roamed the earth, among them ferns, cycads, conifers and ginkos.
Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
These are not costumes! These are outfits that have actually been worn by and designed for men from 1715 to 2015. The more than 200 artifacts and accessories are featured at the NEW exhibit REIGNING MEN: FASHION IN MENSWEAR.
You can see these incredibly well preserved and detailed men’s clothing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Images created by five internationally acclaimed artists are on display at the exhibit REFUGEE at the Annenberg Space for Photography.
The free exhibition explores the lives of refugees from a host of diverse populations dispersed and displaced throughout the world. Photographs were taken in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Myanmar, Serbia, Slovenia, and the United States.
With the number of displaced people having reached some 60 million globally, according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, this timely exhibition allows audiences to engage with aspects of the plight of refugees not previously encountered, and to reflect on a full range of refugee experiences through singular images. The compelling exhibit offers visitors insight into the plight of refugees, including their efforts to survive, their needs, their dreams and their hopes for a better future.
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Have a GREAT weekend! Celebrate Sunday! Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.