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Every fall, thousands of compassionate people gather to raise funds and change hearts for farm animals through the Walk for Farm Animals, a series of non-competitive walking events held each year in cities across the United States and Canada. Others participate virtually through our “Sleep In for Farm Animals.” Walkers raise vital funds for Farm Sanctuary’s life-saving work and promote kindness toward animals. The Walk for Farm Animals is a positive way to speak out on behalf of animals who cannot speak for themselves and make a real difference in their lives.

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The 2013 Walk for Farm Animals was a huge success! Thanks to the support and amazing dedication of more than 4,800 walkers across 38 events, Farm Sanctuary raised $438,000 for farm animals. Musical entertainment provided by Nina and RandaFatMagic, and DJ Nametag.

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The Walk for Farm Animals raises vital funds for Farm Sanctuary’s lifesaving work and brings together thousands of people to change hearts and minds about farm animals. Will you join Los Angeles to support compassion for all?

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WHAT: Walk For Farm Animals 
WHEN: 
October 25, 2014 | Check-in 9:30 am | Yoga Stretch 10 am (provided by Lotus Kitty) |Walk 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE:
Memorial Park | 30 North Raymond Avenue | Pasadena, CA 91103

DETAILS:

  • Registration: $10 – $15 
  • The 2.3 mile route walk will start at 11:00 am and will take about an hour to complete 

CONTACT INFO: Amy and Carolyn: LA@walkforfarmanimals.org

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Front Porch Cinema

September 26, 2014 — Leave a comment

Back by popular demand, the iconic Santa Monica Pier presents Front Porch Cinema, a free community movie experience under the stars every Friday night starting on October 3rd. For four consecutive weeks, The Pier will be transformed into a cozy front porch environment, providing the perfect setting for a night of movies, food, drinks with a variety of films for all audiences.

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Guests can unwind on old-timey lawn chairs and watch oceanfront films on a giant inflatable screen with the highest quality HD-projection and line-array sound. Viewers can also bring their own chairs as a limited number will be available for rent. The Cinema Lounge also welcomes guests before and during the show for movie-themed cocktails curated by Cocktail Academy, and handpicked food vendors from Berlin Currywurst to timeless kettle corn to complement the films.

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“If you liked free summer concerts, you’ll love free fall movies!” said Santa Monica Pier Administrator Jay Farrand. “Grab your friends and family and catch up on some of the best and biggest films from the past year, and a classic favorite. You can sing-a-long to “Frozen,” lean back and look at the stars during “Gravity,” eat fancy pastries during “Grand Budapest Hotel” or watch Ferris Bueller from under the Ferris Wheel.”

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Schedule:

October 2 – Jeremy Jones’ Higher*
October 3 – Frozen (PG)
October 10 – Gravity (PG-13)
October 17- Grand Budapest Hotel (R)
October 24 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)

WHAT: Front Porch Cinema 
WHEN: 
October 3 – 24, 2014 | Music 6:00 pm | Film 7:30 pm
WHERE: 
Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica, CA 90401

DETAILS:

  • Cinema Lounge opens at 6:00 pm and movies start at 7:30 pm
  • Parking will be available in the lot north of the pier at 1550 Pacific Coast Highway

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

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Combine more than 24,000 “handmade in America” creations with live entertainment, contests, and a Kidzone, for the “seasonal shoppertunity” of the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show, coming to the Anaheim Convention Center. The festive fall atmosphere makes for an exciting discovery of ceramics, paintings, jewelry, blown glass, hand-woven clothing photography, candles, woodwork, garden designs, antique treasures, specialty foods, children’s accessories, sculptures, ornaments and more. Kids’ fun time begins with strolling performers, and the interactive Kidzone hosted by Macaroni Kid Irvine, including the new Home Depot “build it” center.

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Contests and crafting demonstrations add to the festivities the whole family can enjoy. Visiting with the artists and personalizing items makes the day even more memorable. Benefactors include Knots of Love and the Orange County Food Bank. Bring canned goods for donation and get $2 off admission. Kids 12 & under are FREE, and tickets are good for the entire weekend so you can return for more.

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Watch a video here.

WHAT: Anaheim Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show
WHEN:
Friday – Sunday, October 10 – 12, 2014 | Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE:
Anaheim Convention Center Hall E | 800 West Katella Avenue | Anaheim, CA 92802

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: Adults $9, Seniors (62+) $7, Youths (13-17) $4, Kids 12 and under are free

CONTACT INFO: (800) 346-1212

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The Los Angeles County Fair is the largest county fair in North America and is back for one giant party featuring great food and drink, popular music and concerts, new attractions and worlds, kids fun and entertainment, and the wine, beer, and spirits marketplace.

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A summer tradition, the End of Summer Concert Series, presented by Toyota, offers the best in current and classic entertainment to guests. Encompassing everything from rock to pop to Latin to R&B, the End of Summer Concert Series is the coolest way to spend an evening. Grab your friends, bring a date or gather the family – the grandstand rocks and rolls with your favorite tunes. All concerts begin at 7:30 pm. Purchase your tickets online or at the Box Office. Make it a night to remember with one of their exclusive VIP PACKAGES.

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Party and play all night in the all-new Steam Punk-themed Grinding Gears nightclub. DJs, light shows, and entertainment create the perfect atmosphere.

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See what’s new and enjoy the enchantment of Luminasia. The lanterns themselves are individually created by a team of over 50 highly skilled Chinese artisans who have been creating lantern artwork for over nine generations.

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The combination of immense skill of the workmanship coupled with 21st century production and lighting makes this experience a must-do attraction for the entire family. Visit this once in a lifetime opportunity where you will step into a world that will stun your senses and leave you hypnotized byLuminasia’s beauty.

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Whether it’s to enjoy the very best in wine, beer, and spirits, or to relax from the excitement, LACF makes for a great place to hang out with friends.

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The Wine, Spirits, & Beer Marketplace, presented by Groupon, showcases the finest domestic and international vintages, as well as craft beer and distilled beverages – all winners of the Los Angeles International Wine, Spirits, and Beer competitions. The competition is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious in the United States. Click to enroll in Tasting Classes.

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The field trip program takes place every Wednesday – Friday, September 4 – 26, 2014 (Closed Wednesday, September 3). You may choose any date that you would like to attend. If the date is in the drop down menu on the website, the date is still available.

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Checking with your transportation department to ensure busing is available on the date you would like to attend is suggested before booking your date. Lunch storage is available on grounds if your group decides to bring a sack lunch. The only thing you need to bring with you on the date of your field trip is the confirmation email that you receive after you enroll.

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WHAT: Los Angeles County Fair 
WHEN:
August 29 – September 28, 2014 | Hours of operation 
WHERE: 
1101 West Mckinley Avenue | Fairplex, CA 91768

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: (909) 623-3111 | info@lacountyfair.com

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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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