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The Shambala Preserve is home to over 40 big cats: lions, tigers, cougars, black and spotted leopards, servals, bobcats, and Asian leopard cats, who live out their lives at Shambala. All have come to the Preserve after confiscation by authorities such as California Fish and Game, the United States Department of Agriculture, the ASCPA, and various Humane Societies. They are from roadside zoos and private citizens who realize that they have purchased an animal that they can no longer handle. The exotic cat trade is a huge business, just under illegal drugs, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

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Once an animal is brought to the Shambala Preserve, it remains there for the rest of its life. As a true sanctuary, they do not buy, breed, sell, trade, or subject their animals to commercial use. Their only purpose is to allow these magnificent animals to live out their lives with love and dignity. Each “Wild One” has the best human, nutritional, medical, emotional, and mental care possible.

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The Shambala Preserve is founded by former New York fashion model and actress Tippi Hedren who made her debut as an actress in a starring role in Alfred Hitchcock’s film, The Birds. Tippi often speaks to guests about the sanctuary and the lions.

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The Shambala Preserve offers many activities and events including Safari Tours, Overnight Tent Stays, Parent’s Day Tours, Sunset Safaris, and School Tours.

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The Shambala Preserve is tucked away among the beautiful Angeles National Forest.

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WHAT: The Shambala Preserve  
WHEN:
Check individual activities and events
WHERE: 6867 Soledad Canyon Road | Acton, CA 93510

DETAILS: 

  • All visitors to the Shambala Preserve must be 18 years or older, no exceptions

CONTACT INFO: (661) 268-0380

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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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