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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 National 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. 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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Dog Day Afternoon

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Downtown Los Angeles residents and their dogs are invited to the 8th Annual Dog Day Afternoon for mingling, music, and pet-related vendor displays at this annual community event! Dodger dogs, snacks, full bar, and beverages by Levy Restaurants available for purchase.

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Celebrate our four-legged furry friends who help create community in Downtown LA. Hosted by “Joaquin” Kostelnik & “Scooter” Bastian.

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WHAT: Dog Day Afternoon 
WHEN: 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels | 555 W Temple Street |Los AngelesCA 90012

DETAILS:

  • Free Admission and registration required
  • Parking: $8 flat rate at the Cathedral
  • Dogs must be social, live in Downtown LA, and be on a leash
  • Downtowners without dogs are welcome, too

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As one of SoCal’s largest social service providers, health and wellness is at the helm of the Midnight Mission’s pivotal programming designed to improve physical and emotional health of its clients. From its revolutionary culinary program for its residences to its competitive basketball program, the Midnight brings together primary healthcare with fitness classes and exercise opportunities. Underscoring the Midnight’s health and wellness initiatives, there has been a longstanding Running Club led by L.A. County Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell, whose had a longstanding involvement with the Midnight Mission, starting a running club in 2012 and since then, mentoring Midnight’s residents on their road to recovery. This year, 9 Midnight Runners completed the LA Marathon and will lead this year’s Midnight MIssion’s 5K/10K run/walk. Proceeds from last year’s event went towards sending three of the Midnight’s Runners to Ghana where they participated in the Accra International Marathon. All proceeds from this year’s event will go towards supporting the Midnight’s programming for SoCal’s neediest.

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It’s truly a testament to the Midnight Mission’s ongoing dedication to advancing their health and wellness program as it commemorates its 100-year anniversary this year with the goal of rebuilding the lives of SoCal’s homeless population. More than 1,000 runners are expected to participate in the event. Awards and post-race lunch to follow.

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WHAT: The Midnight Mission’s 5k/10k Run/Walk
WHEN: Sunday, June 22, 2014 | 6:00 – 8:00 am bib pick up | 8:00 am race
WHERE: Oak Grove Park | 4400 Oak Grove Drive | La Canada-Flintridge

DETAILS:

  • Register: $20 – $40 
  • All ages/levels welcome!

CONTACT INFO: Nicole Peters: (213) 553-2328 | npeters@midnightmission.org

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