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Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Happy Sunday!
Can you believe it?!? This is the LAST Sunday of June! Well, let’s celebrate by attending one or more of the events on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” list. By the way some of the events are FREE!!!
Please scroll down because this list is LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! Enjoy! 😊

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Free!
Ernie Banks: A Retrospective
California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Los Angeles
213 744 7432
caamuseum.org
This is one of more than 50 works of artist Ernie Banks on display at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park.
This is Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective. The exhibition is FREE!

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June is Pet Preparedness Month
SOS Survival Products
15705 Strathern Street, #11
Van Nuys
1 800 479 7998
http://www.sosproducts.com
June is National Pet Preparedness Month. SOS SURVIVAL PRODUCTS in Van Nuys has stocked special supplies and products helpful to get us -– and our pets; dogs, cats, and more -- ready before the NEXT disaster.
For specific information about pet preparedness classes and how to get your affairs in order now, explore the website: http://www.sosproducts.com.

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CatCon 2019
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena
http://www.catconworldwide.com/gallery
The pet preparedness information might come in handy at CatCon 2019, described as the “biggest cat-centric, pop culture event in the world. Check out the latest products and ideas for cats and cat people at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Find ticket and parking information at http://www.catconworldwide.com/gallery.

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Kitten Super Bloom
$20 Cat & Kitten Adoption Fees

spcaLA PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village
7700 E. Spring Street
Long Beach
562-216-2542
spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center
12910 Yukon Avenue
Hawthorne
310-676-1149
There’s a KITTEN SUPER BLOOM at the SPCALA. All cats and kittens are available at the special reduced rate of only $20.00. View adoptable cats and kitten at on the spcaLA website or stop by spcaLA facilities in Long Beach and Hawthorne.

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Sawdust Summer Art and Craft Festival
Now Until Sunday, September 1st, 2019
935 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach
sawdustartfestival.org
This is the opening weekend the Laguna Beach Sawdust Art and Craft Festival. This annual event celebrates and supports the work of local artists.
In addition to one-of-a-kind creations, there are workshops and classes.
Details about the June through September event can be found at sawdustartfestival.org

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Day of Ancestors: Festival of Masks
Leimert Park Village Plaza, People Street
4337 Degnan Boulevard
Los Angeles
http://www.eventbrite.com
Day of Ancestors: Festival of Masks features magnificent masks as well as dance and musical performances celebrating the diversity of artistic and cultural expressions observed throughout the African Diaspora.
Event schedule and ticket information are available at http://www.eventbrite.com.

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Something for the Summer
Disruptors
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles
http://www.petersen.org
This collection of vehicles eschews complexity in favor of clean yet sophisticated designs that are unlike anything else on the market.
Having adopted the fundamental principles of reductionism, designer Rem D Koolhaas and industrial designer Joey Ruiter apply a minimalist approach to the look of conventional objects.

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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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Winning Numbers: The First, The Fastest, The Famous
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles
http://www.petersen.org
Winning Numbers presents a selection of car enthusiast Bruce Meyer’s finest competition vehicles, each with a story as captivating as its beauty. These machines are regularly driven and appear in this exhibition as a testament to Bruce’s passion and ongoing desire to share with others his stable of classics, hot rods, and race cars.

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Free Admission!
Fiesta of Gems Show 2019
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Avenue
Culver City
The Fiesta of Gems is a free educational event for the community which provides fossils, gems and mineral exhibits, demonstrations, and children’s programs. You will find jewelry making demonstrations, gem, mineral dealers, tools, and books, and sales. This event helps several community programs in Culver City and helps to educate and inspire elementary students in Earth Science activities. It also enables the Club to provide donations to the El Rincon School, to the Culver City Boy Scouts, Troop 113, and the Culver City Senior Center.

Fiesta of Gems Show offers more than 35 gem and mineral dealers from California, New Mexico, and Arizona who will sell minerals, gems, slabs, cabochons, beads, and jewelry findings.

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California Watermelon Festival 2019
The Hansen Dam Soccer Complex
11480 Foothill Boulevard
Lakeview Terrace

TICKET INCLUDES:
- All-You-Can-Eat Watermelon!
-Kids activities: Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Children’s Theater, Magic Shows, Bubble Parties, Balloon Hats, Crafts, crazy Arena Games,
- Wildlife Exhibit
- Butterfly Feeding
- BMX Bike Pro Stunt Show
- Beautiful Watermelon Carvings, Cooking Demonstrations and Tastings
- Great Bands including:
Saturday 8 PM: Flux Capacitors, Totally Awesome 80s Tribute Band
Sunday 8 PM: Selena Tribute Band

You can also look forward to:
- Everything from BBQ to Tasty Watermelon Desserts and Drinks
- Vegan food options
- Beer and Wine Garden. Try our Watermelon Ritas!
- A full carnival: Purchase 10 Ride Super Saver Packages and Save up to 70%!
Price: $10 - $20

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The Bone Adventure Swim Club
2700 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa
1 714 604 1414
http://www.theboneadventure.com/swim-club
June is National Pet Preparedness Month, so in Costa Mesa THE BONE ADVENTURE SWIM CLUB provides Summer water pet protection classes and tips. The Dog Swim Club makes the following suggestions to keep your dogs and pets safe and healthy in water, be it a pool, ocean, rive or lake:
• Sunburns – We use baby sunscreen for dogs.
• Drowning – Use of a life jacket with a handle is ideal for any beginner swimming dog. The handle is useful to easily grab a dog from any body of water.
• Exhaustion – Give breaks to keep them from over doing it – 30 minutes of swimming is usually as prime amount of time for the average dog
• Hot temperatures – Can lead to heatstroke or burning their paws. If the ground is too hot for us, it is too hot for them. Always provide clean drinking water and shaded areas.
• Ingestion – Pool water, salt water, sand, foreign objects, dead fish. Provide water and choose clean swimming areas like The Bone Adventure Swim Club.
• Currents & Tides – Never leave dog unsupervised when swimming.
• UTI, Ear Infections & Skin Issues – Always rinse dogs off after swimming.

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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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Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”
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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Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”
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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Free!
Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective
California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Los Angeles
213 744 7432
caamuseum.org
For many fans of 1970s American television, Ernie Barnes’ (1938–2009) painting The Sugar Shack is no doubt instantly familiar. The 1976 work depicting a dance scene—which was the cover art for Marvin Gaye’s album I Want You—achieved cult status by regularly appearing on the hit sitcom Good Times, inspiring a community of television viewers who discussed it after each episode.
Barnes created some of the twentieth century’s most iconic images of African American life. Known for his unique “neo-mannerist” approach of presenting figures through elongated forms, he captured his observations of life growing up in North Carolina, playing professional football in the NFL (1960–1964), and living in Los Angeles. Ernie Barnes: A Retrospectiveincludes examples of his paintings of entertainment and music, and also highlights how Barnes, the official artist of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, extensively represented athletes and sports.
Popularly admired—yet not widely known within the mainstream art world—Barnes is revered by a diverse group of collectors and admirers across the country. Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective presents art and ephemera documenting his life and career, and examines his place in African American culture.
Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective is guest curated by Bridget R. Cooks, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Art History at the University of California at Irvine with assistance from Vida L. Brown, Visual Arts Curator and Program Manager.

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Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”
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 invented for the science fiction franchise “Star Trek: Discovery-Fight for the Future.” This is the latest cinematic incarnation of Gene Roddenberry’s enduring “Star Trek” series on display at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.
The two story exhibition is FREE!

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Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”
Free!
Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles
Annenbergphotospace.org
Also free, 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. Exhibition hours and parking information can be found at annenbergphotospace.org.

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Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”
HOT Toys for Summer 2019
Chris “The Toy Guy” Byrne
http://www.thetoyguy.com

HOT Toys for Summer 2019
Kip’s Toyland
The Original Farmers Market
6333 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles
323 939 8334
http://www.kipstoyland.com
This is SOMETHING FOR THE SUMMER! Toys! Chris Byrne, THE TOY GUY, has released his 2019 HOT SUMMER TOY LIST. On the list, CRAZY AARON’S THINKING PUTTY, which can be found at Kip’s Toyland, L.A.’s Oldest Toy Store!

Action Roaring Simba from Just Play
Ages 3+ $29.999
Where to Buy
Roarrrrrrr!
There’s a lot of excitement around the live remake of Disney’s The Lion King coming out in July. And just like the first one, the characters are sure to appeal to kids, who are definitely going to want to make them best friends. This roaring Simba is made from super-soft fabrics, so it’s fun to cuddle up to the future king. Just a press on Simba’s paw, and he’ll give his trademark roar and move his head. It’s a fun way to bring the movie to life at home!

Boppi The Booty Shakin’ Llama from Zuru
Who doesn’t love a twerking Llama?
Ages 4+ $32.99
Where to Pre-Order (Ships July)
This has got to be one of the funniest toys of the year. It’s a twerking llama. I mean, just saying the words, “twerking llama” makes you laugh, right? Boppi is cuddly and cute with a cartoonish face, but give him a press, and Boppi twerks around to three different songs. We just love the silliness, and we’ve been playing with it since last January, when Boppi first twerked for us in Hong Kong. We’re predicting that this is going to be the gag gift that people of all ages will have to have, and we’re predicting a sell out.
Blume from Skyrocket
Ages 5+ $9.99
Find Out More (Ships July)
Squish meets collectible in this line that will grow on you!
You’re going to want these in your make-believe garden! The Blume dolls come in a flowerpot. Add water, wait a few seconds, and, as if by magic, the Blume doll starts to grow—right out of her flowering pot! The dolls combine the tactile fun of a squish toy with charming, colorful design, and the dolls each have an outrageously-hip hairstyle, mix and match outfits, handbags, cute mini friends, and sticker books. There are 22 (!!!) in the first collection. Whew that’s a lot of adorable to collect, and to make the chase even more fun, they have different ratings, including: “adorable”, “rare”, “super rare”, and one “mystical” doll.
Escape This Book: Titanic by Bill Doyle
Ages 8-12 $10.99
Where to Buy
It’s a book AND a game!
Summer reading was always one of my personal favorite pastimes…still is. But I also liked to play. Leave it to author Bill Doyle to figure out a way to combine reading and play in one of the most original and immersive reading activities we’ve ever seen. Combining historical facts about H.M.S. Titanic (something in which lots of kids are interested) with three different games, you are challenged to figure out puzzles and use what you learn on an adventure. There are three different ones you can play, and what’s so cool about this is that kids are allowed to do things they never get to do with other books: rip, fold, tear, draw and more. Of course, at the end of the process, the book is ruined, but you’ve had an unforgettable good time. Oh, and there are two more books in the series coming. The next one is about escaping the Pyramids of Egypt. I asked, but Bill won’t tell me what the third one is…yet. Whatever the mystery, it will be no surprise that it will be a blast.

We dare you to try to put this down!
Crazy Aaaron’s Thinking Putty from Crazy Aaron’s
Ages 3+ Mini $3; Super Scarab $14; Super Scarab Mega (1 lb.) $50
Where to Buy
Who would have thought there could be an entire toy company built around putty? Crazy Aaron has made the most innovative, most diverse and super fun collection of putty that is almost impossible to put down. One of the most fascinating things we’ve found as we’ve played with kids all over is how much they love this stuff.
And Crazy Aaaron, and his anything-but-crazy product team, have come up with so many different ways to play with it. Plus, you might be happy to know, as we are, that this is a company that is actively involved in its community and hires differently abled people to hep with production.
Gazillion Bubble Rush from Funrise
Ages 3+ $19.99
Where to Buy
Fill the yard with bubbles!
You know that Gazillion really does make the best bubbles. And we think this is one of the best bubble machines ever. Oh, yeah, it blows a lot of bubbles. A LOT of bubbles. But it’s also got some innovations that families will love, too. It’s easy to pour the solution into it, but what we thought was so ingenious was the three-sectioned, no-spill modular design including a removable washable top, solution recycling tray and batteries and motor sealed inside the base. So, any bubble fluid that’s not used is easily collected. Just separate the pieces and pour what’s left back into the bottle, or fill the blower up and start again.
Ghostbusters Ecto-1A from Playmobil
Ages 6+ $59.99
Where to Buy
Who you gonna’ call?
This is definitely designed for fans of all ages. I mean, it’s the 35th anniversary of the original Ghostbusters movie! The Ecto-1A comes with the roof design from the second Ghostbusters movie. In honor of the anniversary, this version of the Ecto-1 boasts a new design with blue light and cool sound, removable roof, slime splashes and all four Ghostbusters heroes. With the included hologram pyramid, ghosts disappear into the ghost trap in a flash. Strap on the proton backpack and help Ray, Egon, Winston and Peter with the ghost hunt! The set includes the vehicle Ecto-1A, all four Ghostbusters characters, a hologram pyramid, proton packs and proton emitters, and other equipment for tracking down paranormal activities. This is going to be great for collectors…of multi-generational play.
Gridopolis from Gridopolis
Ages 8+ $50.00
Create, build, play, learn!
Where to Buy
This is easily one of the most exciting new games we’ve seen, particularly in the category of strategy games. It’s actually so much more. You build the game, and then play it, but there are variations that are included. You may also be inspired to build your own. It’s fun out of the box, and there are a variety of games, but we think the longer-term fun comes from what you can create. The pieces snap together, so you can make different board configurations and experiences.
Become the machine!
Handtrux from TenTonToys
Ages 5+ $13.99-$17.99
Where to Buy
These are some of the most awesome sand toys we’ve seen. Kids use the power of their arms on these sturdy toys to dig, build and play in sand. You can own the beach building fun with these. Plus, there’s lots of imaginative play as you use the original scoop, bulldozer and dump truck.
The engineering is inspired, and kids are able to use a lot more leverage and a lot more power to build bigger and dig deeper. Kids always love fantasizing about having the power to be a machine, and this is the first toy we’ve ever seen that lets the kids be the machine!
L.O.L. Surprise Boys from MGA Entertainment
Age 4+ $9.99
Where to Buy
Oh, brother!
They’re the brothers of the fan favorite L.O.L. Surprise dolls, the hottest dolls in the toy industry right now. Unwrap them layer by layer to find seven different surprises inside, all of which make for great play. Plus, like the original dolls, there is a water feature. They’re super collectible, too, and at least this summer they’re selling out as fast as stores can get them in. If you’ve got an L.O.L. Surprise fan in your family, you’re going to want these!

Who you lookin’ at?
SpongeBob SquarePants 20th Anniversary Collections from Alpha Group
Ages 4 or 6 +
Spongeheads $19.99, Slimeez $6.99, SpongeBob StretchPants $24.99
Where to Buy
Just in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants (Can you believe it!?!), Alpha Group has come out with a collection of whacky whimsical and wonderful toys. Check out the inflatable Spongeheads, the Slimeez, filled with real Nickelodeon Slime and the StretchPants figure that will pull you right into the fun. (Pun intended.) Check out the whole line of SpongeBob silliness from Alpha Group, and get ready for your own brand of nautical nonsense!
Treasure X Aliens from Moose Toys
Ages 5 + $14.99
Where to Pre-Order (Ships July)
Don’t worry! We’ll save you!
You’ve caught an icky alien! Are you brave enough to see what’s inside? Eeeeeewwwww. Dig into the slimy surprising, 12-step dissection process and find what’s inside. Hint: It’s a treasure. Cut through the packaging using the included tool to release the alien from his Crystal Vessel, then slowly dissect the alien belly to save the Treasure Hunter! Don’t forget to look out for the rib cage, gut critter and the green ooze within! Who knows what you’re going to find? You may, however, find the rare space gem. Well that would be cool, right. Some of these are going to have real gems hidden inside! Once you’ve finished the dissection, you can store the ooze in the container provided or squish it in the alien head and watch it squelch out of the eyes, mouth and nose! It’s gross as all get-out, but we mean that in a good way!

It’s a fling thing.
Zax from Zing
Ages 4+$9.99
Where to Buy
Did you know that axe throwing is “a thing?” I didn’t till I encountered this toy. And it’s become one of my favorites. It replicates the currently popular trend of axe throwing (Yes, you can go places and pay to hurl a real axe at a target.) in a way that’s kid friendly. You’ll be surprised how much fun this is. There’s a bit of a learning curve to get it right, but developing the skill is a major part of the entertainment. We found that a sharp flick of the wrist that allows the axe to fly end-over-end is going to be your best bet. Check it out. And then try to put it down.

To review the other fun and unusual items on Chris “The Toy Guy” Byrne’s HOT SUMMER TOYS LIST FOR 2019, check his website: http://www.thetoyguy.com
To explore some of the toys, stop by and check the website for Kip’s Toyland, L.A’s Oldest Toy Store, at the Original Farmers Market.

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Operation Splash
Kaiser Permanente
Low-Income Youth & Adults
Free Junior Lifeguard Training
323 906 7953
http://www.laparks.org
Free swimming lessons for low income youngsters and adults as well as free junior lifeguard training. This is OPERATION SPLASH, a Summer program offered by Kaiser Permanente and several Southern California cities. To apply for the program and to find a location near you, check the website: http://www.laparks.org.

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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
They’re 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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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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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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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.
Museum-goers will take a thrill ride through the Space Race of the 1950s and 1960s, President Kennedy’s famous challenge to go to the moon, and the scientific and technological advancements that were developed —many in Southern California— to ensure success and survival on this inspirational mission.
The exhibit’s originally-created, 360-degree virtual reality experience will transport visitors to the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, to see and hear Neil Armstrong’s “one giant leap for mankind.”
Artifacts and objects featured in the exhibit include:
• Buzz Aldrin’s penlight used in the Lunar Module and Apollo 11 patch worn on the surface of the moon
• NASA X-15 silver-gleaming pressure suit used to train Neil Armstrong and America’s first astronauts in the 1950s
• Moon rocks from the lunar surface, acquired during the Apollo 15 and Apollo 17 missions
• Oval Office telephone that President Nixon used to call Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as they explored on the lunar surface
• Presidential Medal of Freedom Award presented to astronaut Michael Collins by President Nixon
• Original of President Nixon’s draft speech prepared in the event of a “moon disaster”
• A 3-D printed, life-sized statue of Neil Armstrong in his space suit, as he climbed down the ladder of the Lunar Module on the moon
• A giant, exact recreation of an Apollo mission command module
Visitors will sit in a 1969 American living room and watch the moon landing just like people all over the world did on the historic night 50 years ago.
All subsequent lunar landings happened during the Nixon administration, and Richard Nixon remains the only president with his name on a plaque on the lunar surface.

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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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Closing Soon!
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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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 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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