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What better way to celebrate summertime than to enjoy free live music right on the beach! Twilight Concert Series is a weekly outdoor concert event at the world-famous Santa Monica Pier.

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With picturesque ocean and mountain surroundings, the pier is the perfect haven for music lovers of all types.

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With indie favorites The Cults, OK Go, and many others, the pier will surely be packed with people coming from all points of Los Angeles.

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WHAT: Twilight Concert Series At The Santa Monica Pier 
WHEN:
Thursday | 7:00 – 10:00 pm 
WHERE: 
Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica, CA 90401

DETAILS:

  • FREE event 

CONTACT INFO: info@santamonicapier.org | (310) 458-8901

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The Unfinished

July 28, 2014 — Leave a comment

The Unfinished is an obelisk-shaped excavation by Michael Parker located along the banks of the channelized LA River. The horizontal excavation, dug into and through the asphalt of an empty industrial lot, will be a 137-foot to-scale replica of the Ancient Egyptian archeological site known as “The Unfinished Obelisk.”

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For 6 months Parker will coordinate an array of collaborative events and performances on and around the obelisk. “The Unfinished” is a public action in the form of a temporary monument.

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“The Unfinished Obelisk” was begun during the reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut, as one of her many monumental architectural commissions. The obelisk was to be carved from a single piece of granite and stand 137-feet tall, dwarfing all prior obelisks. The project was abandoned when a fissure was discovered while carving directly into the quarry’s bedrock. For thousands of years the obelisk has laid in its broken, unfinished state, just a few miles from the Aswan Dam on the Nile River. To this day, the Unfinished Obelisk is the largest known ancient Egyptian obelisk, despite the fact that it has never been raised.

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The Unfinished is an urban site specific sculpture located on a post-industrial lot, recently acquired by the California State Park. Nicknamed “The Bowtie” for its unique shape, this parcel of land is parallel to the Elysian Valley neighborhood, running along the historically scenic Glendale Narrows of the LA River. The lot is slated to become a parkland in conjunction with the larger revitalization of the river. Bringing together both his sculptural and social practices, this new work questions how a public action in the form of a temporary monument functions in 2014. This work is produced by Clockshop, an arts + culture non-profit as part of Frogtown Futuro.

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Photographs by Alexis Chanes and Emma Sheffer

WHAT: The Unfinished 
WHEN:
First Sunday of each month March 15 – September 12, 2014 | 2:00 – 6:00 pm
WHERE: 2800 Casitas Avenue (Approximately) | Los Angeles, CA 90039

DETAILS:

  • Parking is available on site
  • Children and dogs welcome

CONTACT INFO:

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Over one hundred years ago, on November 5, 1913, cattle ranchers and citrus orchard barons, city boosters and citizens gathered on the banks of the cascades feeding the San Fernando Reservoir to witness the first water from the Owens River surge into a thirsty city. The crowds weren’t just cheering for water. A new apex of culture — the Museum of History, Science, and Art (the original name of NHM) — opened the following day.

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Now, the Natural History Museum is revisiting these two natural and cultural moments with the aqueduct-themed special exhibition, Just Add Water: Artworks Inspired by the L.A. Aqueduct by Rob Reynolds. Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Reynolds has created 10 original, large-scale watercolors that interpret the epic significance of the Aqueduct, through the lenses of history, geography, and time.

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In each, Reynolds references key sites and historical moments aligned with the Aqueduct’s 233-mile route and 100-year history. This special exhibition, guest curated by art historian Dr. Charlotte Eyerman, invites visitors to rediscover Southern California’s parched past through the imaginative lens of Reynolds’ vision.

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WHAT: Just Add Water: Artworks Inspired by the L.A. Aqueduct by Rob Reynolds 
WHEN: 
November 5, 2013 – August 3, 2014 
WHERE:
Natural History Museum | 900 Exposition Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90007

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $10 Nonmember and $8 Members

CONTACT INFO: (213) 763-3466

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Top automotive design will take center stage at the 3nd annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic. Included will be a Red Carpet Expo with celebrity vehicles from film and television, along with a display of legendary cars from the Petersen Automotive Museum and The World Famous West Coast Customs.  Additional blocks will feature 200 restored and pre-1974 vehicles, exotics, and hot rods. Entertainment will include KCRW DJ Gary Calamar, live music, chalk artists, and an awards ceremony for the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.

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The Downtown Burbank Car Classic will take place on San Fernando Boulevard from Burbank Town Center to the Holiday Inn. The Red Carpet Expo will be located on San Fernando Boulevard from Angeleno to Olive Avenue, with the Main Stage at San Fernando and Orange Grove Avenue.

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WHAT: Downtown Burbank Car Classic 
WHEN:
Saturday, July 26, 2014 | 3:00 – 9:00 pm  
WHERE:
Burbank, CA 91502

DETAILS:

  • The Downtown Burbank Car Classic is free and open to the public

CONTACT INFO: (818) 238-5180

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Join the Heritage Square Museum for two great nights under the stars watching silent and classic films. Don’t forget to bring your chairs, blankets, and picnic dinner. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

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This year they are showing:

Sunrise: Song of Two Humans” a silent film from 1927. In the film, a married farmer falls for a woman from the city who tries to convince him to kill his wife.

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Impact” a Film Noir from 1949 shot in San Francisco. In this film, the wife plots to have her husband killed but it is her lover who ends up dying. Her husband then has to decide if he will help save his wife from prison.

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The Heritage Square Museum is a living history museum that explores the settlement and development of Southern California from the Civil War to the early 20th Century, offering visitors a look into the everyday lives of Southern Californians at the close of the 19th Century.

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WHAT:Silent & Classic Movie Night
WHEN: Saturday, July 26 and August 2, 2014 | Gates 7:30 pm and movies 8:15 pm
WHERE: 3800 Homer Street | Los Angeles, CA 90031

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for Children, and free for members

CONTACT INFO: (323) 225-2700

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