Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Happy Saturday! Welcome to the first day of June!

Celebrate the new month with a new activity or a new event or new information! There are plenty of choices on the Saturday “GAYLE ON THE GO!” list. Take a look, but BEFORE YOU DO, I must apologize! Why? Because the list of events today is LOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG! I'm sorry! I wanted to be sure there is something for EVERYONE AND EVERYONE'S BUDGET!!! Now, TAKE A LOOK! ENJOY! :-)

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Pacific Visions
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org
The 53-million-dollar, 29-thousand square foot venue is described as the “aquarium of the future”, providing state of the art technology and innovative educational experiences about the earth’s population and environment.
Dr. Jerry Schubel, President and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific, says Pacific Visions is not about bigger tanks for bigger animals. He says this new aquarium expansion is about the one animal that’s putting all the other animals on this planet at risk. It’s about us and our activities that are causing so much trouble.

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Endangered Blue Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Harbor Breeze Cruises
Location #1
100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2
Long Beach
2seewhales.com

Whale Watching
Location #2
Harbor Breeze Cruises
LA Water Front Cruises
1150 Nagoya Way, Berth 79
San Pedro
2seewhales.com

“Whales: Voices in the Sea”
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach
aquariumofpacific.org

There here! The largest animal on the planet the Blue Whale. Marine life experts at Harbor Breeze Cruises and the Aquarium of the Pacific reports seeing the massive mammal earlier than usual this year due to the abundance of nutrients right off the southern California coast. You can see them for yourself aboard the Harbor Breeze whale watching tours that depart from San Pedro and Long Beach. And, then after your tour you can learn more about Blue Whales at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s VOICES IN THE SEA exhibition.

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Free!
Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles
Annenbergphotospace.org
New at the Annenberg Space for Photography, CONTACT HIGH: A VISUAL HISTORY OF HIP HOP. This Los Angeles exhibition celebrates the photographers who brought hip-hop’s visual culture to the global stage. The exhibition is FREE!

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Antarctic Dinosaurs
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles
http://www.nhm.org

Follow in the scientific exploratory footsteps of Dr. Nathan Smith of the Natural History Museum and other paleontologists at this -- ANTARTIC DINOSAURS at the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park.
During this expedition, Dr. Smith and his team made quite a few discoveries including finding a new species that will require more study and more research. You can see their new discovery and more at this new exhibition.

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Free!
Roundhouse Aquarium
Manhattan Beach Pier
Manhattan Beach
RoundhouseAquarium.org

Everything is new at the Roundhouse Aquarium on the Manhattan Beach Pier. The historic property has been completely renovated to teach us about the marine life that exists right here off the California coast. Admission to the aquarium is FREE! For more information, check the website: roundhouseaquarium.org

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South Bay Home & Garden Show 2019
Long Beach Convention Center
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach
Explore hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of products.

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Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County Farmer’s Market Place, 11am to 2pm
NHS Center for Sustainable Communities
1051 West Rosecrans Avenue
Compton
424 296 3521
http://www.nhslacounty.org
In addition to fresh, healthy food, there are art displays as well as live performances.

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Annual Strawberry Festival
Native American United Methodist Church
800 South Lemon Street
Anaheim
https://sctca.net/event/annual-strawberry-festival
Admission to this event is FREE!

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Oxnard Insect Festival, 10am to 4pm
Plaza Park
Downtown Oxnard
Experience the world of insects with opportunities to see, touch, buy, and even taste an assortment of creepy crawlers.

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Butterfly Pavilion
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles
213 763 3466
nhm.org
Butterflies are taking flight at the museum! Walk among beautiful butterflies in the seasonal Butterfly Pavilion. This springtime exhibition features hundreds of butterflies, colorful native plants, and plenty of natural light to help you see these creatures shimmer. With lots of flight space and a variety of resting spots, get one of the best views in Los Angeles of these amazing insects.

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The “Original” Classic International Gem & Jewelry Show
Le Meriden Delfina Santa Monica
530 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica
http://www.intergem.com
This is America's longest running direct-to-consumer jewelry show. InterGem is the largest exhibition of gems, minerals and jewelry in the world. Imagine shopping from rows and rows of quality merchants vying for your business. This competitive atmosphere drives prices to rock-bottom levels!

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Hola Mexico Film Festival
Montalbán Theatre
Regal Cinemas LA Live
LA Plaza De Cultura Y Artes
Screenings, galas and other events are held at the Montalbán Theatre, Regal Cinemas LA Live and LA Plaza De Cultura Y Artes.
The Hola Mexico Film Festival is the largest Mexican film festival held outside of Mexico. The festival screens annually in the spring, in downtown Los Angeles, at the prestigious Regal Cinemas in LA LIVE.
Directors, producers and actors are invited to attend the festival.

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Living History Flying Day Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
See the P-47G Thunderbolt
Planes of Fame Air Museum
14998 Cal Aero Drive
Chino
909 597 3722
http://www.planesoffame.org
In addition to the aircraft, this event includes Ed Lopez, who flew with the 387th Fighter Squadron, as a replacement pilot after D-Day. A Los Angeles native, Ed not only flew as a Hell Hawk, but -- during the 3rd Armored Division’s advance on Duren and Cologne, Germany -- also spent two weeks riding in a Sherman tank, directing Thunderbolts by radio to hit enemy tanks and guns. The nose art on his P-47 read ‘Polly’ and ‘Sweet and Lovely’. In late March 1945, Lopez flew with seven other P-47s to attack German troops at the Paderborn panzer school. Ed was hit by fire from a four-barreled 20mm anti-aircraft gun on a halftrack. After shattering his canopy and sending Plexiglas shards into his face, one round creased his scalp. Lopez wiped blood from his eyes to focus through his gun sight and made another pass to obliterate the gun and crew. On April 3, 1945, Lopez was one of eight Hell Hawk pilots who dropped 500lb bombs on about a dozen German tanks aiming to ambush a convoy near Bodefeld. The P-47s destroyed or disabled three of the tanks, breaking up the surprise attack.

Also, Historian Charlie Issacs will provide a presentation with an overview of the D-Day Invasion of June 6th 1944 and Kevin Thompson (POF Moderator and Aviation Historian) will moderate the event and provide an in depth presentation on the P-47 Thunderbolt.

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Women of Apollo: The Untold Stories
Columbia Memorial Space Center
12400 Columbia Way
Downey
ColumbiaSpaceScience.org
There were thousands of women who worked on the Apollo Space program and thousands of women who worked for the NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration since it was established in 1958. This exhibit features that information as well as the important details of about the women who worked here in Downey at what was North American Aviation.
Learn more about retired Apollo aerospace worker Susan Ingle and see this special that opens today in Downey at the Columbia Memorial Space Center.

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Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind
Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda
714 993 5075
http://www.nixonfoundation.org
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Mission is also being celebrated in Yorba Linda at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

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Free!
Shaping LA: Portraits of Hope
South Hall
Los Angeles Convention Center
Downtown Los Angeles
PortraitsofHope.org
This is free to the public! “Shaping LA” is a massive mural installed on the exterior of South Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It’s the work of the nonprofit organization Portraits of Hope. In addition to seeing the four football field long civic and public art project, we stop by the convention to learn more about the people who made this possible. For more information about Portraits of Hope, take a look at the website: portraitsofhope.org.

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Holy Hollywood History! : The Batman 66 Exhibit
Hollywood Museum in the Historic Factor Building
1660 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood
thehollywoodmuseum.com
The exhibit, which consists of four popular sections (Wayne Manor, The Batcave, Gallery of Guest Super Villains, and The Collectibles of Batman ‘66), pays tribute to the memory of Adam West and honors Burt Ward – known as the Dynamic Duo, and the iconic show which is still seen today in the U.S. and around the world weekly.
The BATMAN 66 exhibit features original costumes and props from the show, which have not been seen since it originally broadcast from 1966-68. Other highlights include original costumes and costumes recreated due to age and condition representing guest star villlians including The Riddler, The Joker, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze – to name a few; life size sculptures of the three famous women who brought Catwoman to life (Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and the original, Julie Newmar) with costumes, as well as Yvonne Craig (Batgirl), and more, including Adam West’s face and mannequin from life-cast molds taken in 1966.
The extensive exhibit also features much sought after collectibles, including a the “gotta-have” children’s lunch box, action figures of every shape and size, batman and robin puppets, rare Batman Ice Cream boxes, drinking cups, board games, and many more extremely rare collectibles from 1966 too numerous to name and, in some cases, never before seen on public display.

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40-Foot Long Photograph By Artist Rick Graves
“Hana Highway General Store”
foaSouth Gallery
1006 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach
949 494 1145
http://www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org
This 40-foot long photograph entitled “ Hana Highway General Store” is the creation of Laguna Beach artist Rick Graves. Learn about the science technology, engineering, and math it took to produce this and other Rick Graves unique photography at the Festival of the Arts South Gallery in Laguna Beach.

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Guo Pei: Beyond Couture
Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana
714 567 3600
http://www.bowers.org
Internationally renowned couturier Guo Pei is the spotlight at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. The Chinese fashion designer made headlines in 2015 when pop singer Rihanna wore one of Pei’s designs to the Met Gala in New York City. We can see more than 40 of Pei’s breathtaking creations at this U.S. west coast premiere exhibition. Tour and ticket information is available at http://www.bowers.org.

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Backstreet Boys: The Experience
The Grammy Museum
800 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles
http://www.grammymuseum.org
The Backstreet Boys have proven to be one of the most successful groups in music history during their nearly three decade career, making them one of pop's most influential performers.
To celebrate the group’s career, the GRAMMY Museum® proudly presents Backstreet Boys: The Experience,presented by Blue Shield of California, a one-of-a-kind fan experience that runs until Sept. 2, 2019.

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Cheech& Chong: Still Rollin’ – Celebrating 40 Years of Up In Smoke
The Grammy Museum
800 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles
http://www.grammymuseum.org
GRAMMY-winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong will be the subject of the GRAMMY Museum's exhibit titled “Cheech & Chong: Still Rollin'—Celebrating 40 Years Of Up In Smoke”, which is curated in collaboration with GRAMMY-winning producer Lou Adler, who uncovered the legendary duo, produced many of their albums, and directed the film.

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
The Broad
221 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles
TheBroad.org
This exhibition, featuring over 200 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and more, explores the crucial work of African American artists from the late 20th century, and how social justice movements and stylistic evolutions in visual art were powerfully expressed in their work. Among the artists featured here, Charles White!

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Charles White: A Retrospective
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles
http://www.lacma.org
The first major 21st-century museum retrospective on this famed mid-century artist, Charles White: A Retrospective traces White’s career and impact in the cities he called home: Chicago, his birthplace; New York, where he joined social causes and gained acclaim; and Los Angeles, where he developed his mature art and became a civil rights activist. The exhibition includes approximately 100 drawings and prints along with lesser-known oil paintings. A superb draftsman, White focused on images of both historical and contemporary African Americans, depicted in ideal portraits and everyday scenes. He extolled their dignity, humanity, and heroism in the face of the country’s long history of racial injustice and encouraged his viewers and fellow artists of color to project their own self-worth. White created non-violent images despite escalating racial tensions; only in the mid-1960s did he become frustrated with the slow progress and begin to infuse his work with allusions to the continuing violence, poverty, and disparity of educational, housing, employment, and voting opportunities.
Two concurrent and complementary exhibitions will be on view in Los Angeles. Life Model: Charles White and His Students will be on view at LACMA’s satellite gallery at Charles White Elementary School, formerly Otis Art Institute, where the artist taught for many years, and Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary will be presented at the California African American Museum, whose mission to showcase African American history, art, and culture was shared by White throughout his career.

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Free!
Charles White: Plumb Line & the Contemporary
California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Los Angeles
caamuseum.org
A prolific painter, printmaker, muralist, draftsman, and photographer whose career spanned more than half a century, Charles White’s artistic portrayals of black subjects, life, and history were extensive and far-reaching. Plumb Line features contemporary artists whose work in the realm of black individual and collective life resonates with White’s profound and continuing influence.

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Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles
310 440 4500
http://www.skirball.org
See the iconic images that amplified one of the most influential cultural movements of the 1960s: “Black Is Beautiful.”
Featuring more than forty photographs of black women and men with natural hair and clothes that reclaimed their African roots, Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite, organized by Aperture Foundation, New York, is the first-ever major exhibition dedicated to this key figure of the second Harlem Renaissance.

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19th Annual Riverside Juneteenth Celebration, Noon to 6pm
Bordwell Park Stratton Community Center
2008 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Riverside

Join the 19th Annual Riverside Juneteenth Celebration, which recognizes African-American History, sacrifices, contributions and accomplishments
June Kickoff Celebration: Saturday, June1, 2019 12 Noon - 6 PM
Bordwell Park, Stratton Community Center 2008 Martin Luther King Blvd., Riverside, CA 92507
Free Family Fun, Historical Presentations, Music (Gospel, Jazz, Rock, Hip-Hop), Dance, Mini-Museum, Children Activities, Workshops, Health Screenings, Food & Merchandise Vendors
http://www.JuneteenthSoCal.org
888 - 752 - 1619

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Closing Soon!
Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles
http://www.petersen.org
There is only one month left to see this unique exhibition!
Prior to the introduction of Juxtapoz Magazine, artists working within a variety of genres outside of the mainstream tastes of the fine art world were often marginalized by reigning cultural institutions, if not completely ignored. Identifying as “lowbrow,” artists in this loosely-defined group used figural representation and fine technical skill during the reigning period of gestural and abstract art. Their work often addressed popular themes considered unacceptable in fine art circles, such as hotrods, comic books, psychedelic posters, surfing, skateboarding, and B-movie monsters. It was not until the seminal exhibit Kustom Kulture: Von Dutch, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Robert Williams & Others, held at the Laguna Art Museum in 1993, that the relative interests of artists and collectors were presented as group, which provided a catalyst for the emergence of Juxtapoz, published through the collaborative efforts of Robert Williams, Suzanne Williams, Craig Stecyk and Greg Escalante.

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Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction & Fantasy Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles
http://www.petersen.org
HOLLYWOOD DREAM MACHINES are new at the Petersen Automotive Museum. This is wild! The unique automotive exhibit explores cult classic films and stories that have envisioned fantastic futuristic worlds, technologies, characters and, of course, cars.
This special exhibit has been produced in collaboration with San Diego’s Comic Con Museum.

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Free!
25th Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Original Farmers Market
6333 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles
The Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show returns to The Original Farmers Market! To celebrate the 25th anniversary, this year's theme is the classic American “Muscle Car”. Free to the public, the iconic event features over 100 unique classic cars. Come visit The Farmers Market at Third & Fairfax on Saturday June 1 from 11AM-5PM to see the spectacular collection of the world’s finest classic cars. For more information visit: http://www.farmersmarketla.com

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San Diego County Fair
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar
sdfair.com
There’s no place like the fair! San Diego’s largest annual event features car shows, animals, games, carnival rides, arts and crafts, exhibits, food and much more. Country star Justin Moore and comedian Jim Gaffigan perform this weekend. This year’s theme is inspired by The Wizard of Oz. F 4-11 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $20 GA; $14 seniors 62+ and children 6-12; free for children 5 and under. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. sdfair.com

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The Drift League / Round 2
Gates Open at 3pm
Irwindale Speedway
500 Speedway Drive
Irwindale
thedriftleague.com
This wild event features the return of “Auto Soccer!” Doors open at 4pm. The event begins at 7pm.

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The World of Da Vinci
Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley
reaganfoundation.org

THE WORLD OF DA VINCI is new at the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. This celebrates Italian Renaissance painter and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci, who is widely considered to be a genius. You see examples of that genius in the functional inventions on display.
Also here, the musical instruments Da Vinci invented. Among them this -- the world premiere of Da Vinci’s Great Continuous Organ. Yes! Museum officials were actually able to play it. You can see it among Da Vinci’s other incredible inventions at the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

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Free!
Star Trek: Discovery
Fight for the Future
The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles
465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills
http://www.paleycenter.org
See the costumes, props, and art Hollywood has invented for the science fiction franchise “Star Trek: Discovery-Fight for the Future.” The latest cinematic incarnation of Gene Roddenberry’s enduring “Star Trek” series is on display at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.
The two-floor exhibition shows the creative process behind the mammoth production.

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Make it “an inventive, sci-fi” weekend. Gayle Anderson, KTLA News.

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HOW TO GET ON THE “GAYLE ON THE GO” list!:
PLEASE SEND YOUR INFORMATION TO: Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com Please be sure to provide at least one minute of broadcast quality video or at least six broadcast quality images or photos that illustrate your event with your request. The deadline for your information is EVERY Tuesday 5pm.
Don’t forget you can always post your information on the KTLA Community Calendar. Here’s the link: https://ktla.com/community

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