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Attracting sellout crowds, from families to celebrities, the renowned Barnsdall Friday Night Wine Tastings—the Foundation’s signature fundraising event—returns to the hill this summer.

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From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day Weekend, Barnsdall Park hosts’ evenings of fine wine and art in the gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright’s newly restored architectural gem, Hollyhock House. This summer, ongoing partner, Silverlake Wine, returns curating fine selections of boutique, small production, artisanal wines for park-goers as well as local gourmet cheese shop, Say Cheese. Art workshops for children, music by KCRW’s DJ Dan Wilcox and a host of specialty food trucks, also compliment this popular family friendly event that has raised over $500K to support the Park’s capital projects, art programs, historic renovations and gallery exhibitions over the last six years.

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At this beautiful spot overlooking the City, Barnsdall Park will welcome Angelenos to sip wine, picnic, enjoy the panoramic views and watch the sunset for another not-to-be-missed season of wine, food, and art at this iconic cultural destination. With the recent reopening of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Hollyhock House, one of the nice new features of this year’s fundraiser will be curator-led tours of the house during the course of the evening for an additional $12.

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WHAT: Barnsdall Park’s Friday Night Wine Tasting 
WHEN: May 22 – September 14, 2015 
WHERE: 4800 Hollywood Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA  90027

CONTACT: (323) 644-6275

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Today, scientists make a career out of asking big questions about our world. They research and hypothesize, design experiments to prove or demolish assumptions, and argue their point of view — and they do it with a disciplined rigor. But there are also great scientists like Benjamin Franklin, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Henry David Thoreau who approached science not as a job but a hobby, as they pursued understanding of how the world works. Attend First Fridays at the National History Museum to learn more and enjoy science by night!

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Today, with technology, social media, crowdsourcing and the resurgence of the DIY movement, a general public of science enthusiasts — anybody with a passion for adventure and inquiry — can participate in the journey of discovery.

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What would happen if science was our common language and part of our everyday vocabulary? Instead of a select few, what could a thousand pairs of eyes add to the discovery of a new comet? How could hundreds of people across the country help paint a clearer picture of species diversity?  With the rise of the “citizens” and the “scientists” working collaboratively, we can revolutionize and redefine scientific exploration. Join the National History Museum this season as they hear from the makers, doers and dreamers who are creating tomorrow’s scientific community today.

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Each discussion forum will be moderated by Michael W. Quick, Ph.D. (Department of Biological Sciences, Executive Vice Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Southern California)

WHAT: First Fridays At The Natural History Museum
WHEN: First Fridays of the month
WHERE: 900 Exposition Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90007

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets:
    • Nonmembers $18 (February through May) and $25 (June) | Members FREE (limited tickets available)
  • Dates:
    • February 6, 2015 – Sold Out. Additional tickets may be released at the door at 7:00 pm
    • March 6, 2015 – Tickets on sale now
    • April 10, 2015
    • May 1, 2015
    • June 5, 2015
    • Nonmembers: $18 (February through May), $25 (June)
      Members: FREE (limited tickets available)

CONTACT INFO: (213) 763-3466

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The Los Angeles County Fair

September 9, 2013 — 1 Comment

The Los Angeles County Fair is the largest county fair in North America and is celebrating over 90 years of fun, so expect one giant party with great entertainment!

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Food

Deep-fried. On-a-stick. Battered. Breaded. Dipped in chocolate. Eating at the Fair is a unique experience. With more than 300 choices, undue the top button on your pants and dive in. If you’re a little nervous, they do have yogurt, smoothies, fruit, and salads, too!

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Wine and Beer Marketplace

Breathe deep and relax in the Wine and Beer Marketplace. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or simply enjoy the occasional glass, the fair welcomes you with open arms and the clink of a glass.

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Shopping

It’s one of the top attractions at the Fair with unique items that can’t be found anywhere else. More than 600 vendors offer great prices on electronics, jewelry, wonder cleansers, and dirt-absorbing mops. With the all-new centralized shopping location, they’ve made it even more convenient to shop. They even have an express shuttle from to get you there and back.

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Music

The L.A. County Fair’s End of Summer Concert Series, presented by Toyota, appears 20 nights of the Fair. The series will feature music acts such as War, Trace Adkins, Kesha, The Jacksons, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Fair admission is not included in the price of concert tickets.

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Ray Cammack Shows 

The award-winning Ray Cammack Shows returns to the Fair for the 29th straight year bringing one of the largest assortments of rides and attractions in the nation, including Speed and Disk-O. More than 70 thrilling rides are featured. The younger folks can enjoy the tamer wild life with attractions designed just for them at two separate kiddie carnivals. Look for some favorite thrillers like G Force, Techno, Top Spin, and Euro Slide. The midway opens at noon Wednesdays through Fridays and 10 am weekends, remaining open after the nightly Fair closing time.

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Barretts Race Meet 

Barretts Sales and Racing has the unique distinction of presenting fun and horse racing excitement at Barretts Race Meet. Programming is presented between races for non-stop activity, including visits from the distinguished red, white, and brass Studebaker wagon led by the majestic and world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale.

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America’s Great Outdoors

This unique exhibit features a live representation of the diverse vegetation of California. Camp Smokey will provide brave explorers with the necessary information for their journey into the forest and how to respect and protect our valuable outdoor treasures. Guests can also try their hand at gold panning on weekends.

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America’s Kids

This year’s theme is once again a Living Library of Fun! Visit new worlds like the Shire from The Hobbit, the Emerald City in the Land of Oz or celebrate the 50th anniversary of Where The Wild Things Are. Whether it’s Harry Potter, The Magic Tree House or a visit to the comics, this exhibit makes stories come to life. Presented by King Taco.

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Budweiser Clydesdales

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, representatives of Anheuser-Busch for more than 70 years, make hundreds of appearances annually, logging some 100,000 miles. The Budweiser Clydesdales and their familiar red, white and brass Studebaker-built beer wagon make appearances at the Fairplex Park Budweiser Grandstand weekends during horse races. The exhibit is located in Kids Zone. Budweiser is celebrating its 28th anniversary as a sponsor at the L.A. County Fair. Presented by Budweiser.

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Beneath the Sea: An Underwater Adventure

Stare down a shark, pet a stingray, laugh with sea lions and learn all about the ocean. The 5,000-gallon shark tank, 30-minute Sea Lion Splash show, Sea Monsters traveling exhibit, Mermaid Melissa and larger-than-life coral reef cove bring education and fun together.

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WHAT: The Los Angeles County Fair
WHEN: August 30 – September 29, 2013 | Wednesdays noon-10:00 pm, Thursdays noon-11:00 pm, Fridays noon-midnight, Saturdays 10:00 am-midnight, and Sundays 10:00 am-10:00 pm, closed Mondays and Tuesdays
WHERE:  1101 West McKinley Avenue | Pomona, CA 91768

DETAILS:

Admission prices:

  • Season Pass – $29.99
  • Weekdays – Adults 13+ $12, Children ages 6-12 $8, and Seniors 60+ $10
  • Weekends & Labor Day – Adults 13+ $19, Children ages 6-12 $12, and Seniors 60+ $15

CONTACT INFO: info@fairplex.com or (909) 623-3111

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Days of the Dead is a by the fans, for the fans, convention which had its inaugural show July 1 – 3, 2011, at the Wyndham Indianapolis West, located in Indianapolis, IN. The brainchild of Adolfo “Mr. Chainsaw” Dorta (From Dusk till Con), Ricardo “Del Muerto” Lara (From Dusk Till Con, 8 Bit Monsters), and Bill Philputt (Re-Evolution Management), Days of the Dead‘s primary goal is to bring back the concept of the genre convention being a welcoming communal gathering of like minded friends and fans and not just another “pay-and-go” autograph show that has become an all too common (and impersonal) experience in the convention scene. Chock full of special events tailored just for the fans, an active after hours scene of horror themed parties, and a massive guest list of the hottest celebrity guests, artists, and up and coming independent film makers, Days of the Dead has already began rewriting the script and setting the bar for what a true horror convention weekend should look like.

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With the first Days of the Dead being an overwhelming success, the event is one of the most anticipated horror conventions and is now poised to come back even bigger and better. With an expansion show slated for Atlanta, GA, March 9th – 11th, followed by a return to Indianapolis, IN, July 6th – 8th, Days of the Dead is poised to spread like a plague throughout the national convention scene, bringing a legion of fans new and old along for the ride.

  • “I’ve been doing shows for 20 years, and this was one of the most enjoyable and well-organized I have ever done. Thanks!” – GINGER LYNN ALLEN (Devil’s Rejects, adult film star)
  • “Out of every appearance I’ve ever done anywhere, this was by far the best!” – MARC PRICE (Trick or Treat, Family Ties)
  • “Days of the Dead did it right! This is what every convention should be like.” – ANDREW BRYNIARSKI (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
  • “Congrats, Days of the Dead! Now THAT’S how you host a horror convention if you’re trying to raise the dead!” – BRIAN STEELE (Hellboy I and II, Predators, Underworld)
  • “Days of the Dead was one of the best conventions I’ve ever been a part of – lots of room for the huge fan turnout, easy access to everything going on, and a great hotel restaurant. I can’t wait until the next one!” – PJ SOLES (Halloween, Carrie, Rock and Roll High School)
  • “Days of the Dead was a blast for both the fans and the invited guests. Extremely well done!” – LITO VELASCO (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, Scream: The Inside Story)

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WHAT: Days Of The Dead Convention
WHEN:
April 5 – 7, 2013 | Friday 5:00 – 11:00 pm | Saturday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm | Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE:
Los Angeles Convention Center | 1201 S Figueroa Street | Los Angeles, CA 90015

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $25 for the day and $55 for the weekend

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Once a month, the entire Natural History Museum stays open until 10 pm and features live music, exciting scientific discussion, and behind-the-scenes curatorial tours. First Fridays has been an immersive program designed for audiences of all ages, bringing together a dynamic discussion with scientists on the cutting edge of their fields and musical performances by fresh and innovative artists. In recent years, the program has been hailed as Los Angeles’ “Best Intellectual Event in Disguise” (L.A. Downtown News) and “Best Museum Party Night” (Los Angeles magazine). First Fridays welcomes its audience back to the Museum they loved as kids, putting a new and exciting spin on an old favorite.

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One hundred years is a long time, especially in science. A hundred years ago, we had not confirmed Einstein’s theory of relativity, discovered quantum physics, realized that the universe was born in a Big Bang, knew that continents drifted due to plate tectonics, or understood that DNA was the genetic building block. Heavier-than-air flight was only 10 years old then and space flight was more than 40 years away. We were closer to the American Civil War than to the personal computer. First Fridays gets in on the Natural History Museum birthday bash by taking a look at the greatest discoveries of the past 100 years in physics, astronomy, biology, chemistry, medicine, and technology – and what we can expect in the next 100 years.

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LA’s William Bensussen, aka The Gaslamp Killer, is many things at once. The San Diego native is a bonafide one-off; an artist and human being that can never be repeated. With an unparalleled energy, the DJ, producer, promoter and curator brings a different level of performance and showmanship to electronic music.

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WHAT: First Friday At The Natural History Museum
WHEN: February 1, 2013 | 5:30 pm
WHERE: 
900 Exposition Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90007

DETAILS: Tickets $18

CONTACT INFO: (213) 763-3466

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This Friday is the first Venice Sign Holiday Lighting and Windward Holiday Crawl. Event to benefit the Muscle Beach Toy Drive. In conjunction with the LAPD Pacific Division and Pacific Area Boosters. Come dressed in your holiday attire!

Activities

  • Complimentary egg nog, coffee, and hot chocolate by Townhouse
  • Venice Family Clinic holiday cards
  • Holiday photo booth by Venice Paparazzi
  • Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus
  • Venice Sign t-shirts by Control Printing
  • Venice Art Crawl artists
  • From H3 presents the Venice Sign coloring station for kids
  • The Venice Skate Car presents the Peace Sign and Venice Paparazzi speakers corner
  • Free candy canes by The Windward Krewe
  • Complimentary holiday doggie treats by Venice Pups and Hungry Dawgz of Dogtown
  • Plus raffle to benefit Hurricane Sandy dogs and more

Program

  • 6:00  – 6:15 pm: Suzy Williams and Brad Kay
  • 6:15 – 6:40 pm: Jeremy Parker and Rachel Toczko
  • 7:00 – 7:45 pm: The Band Venice
  • 7:45 – 8:00 pm: Presentations and lighting of the Venice Sign. Guests include Venice Chamber of Commerce and City of L.A’s MIke Bonin, and more
  • 8:00 – 8:15 pm: Sing-along with Brad Kay
  • 8:15 – 9:00 pm: Jingle Bell Rockers

The Venice Art Crawl is a non-profit organization by and for the people. Their goal is to strengthen communication and collaboration within the Venice community through monthly art events. Their ultimate aim is to foster and reinvigorate the creativity that has historically made Venice such a vibrant and dynamic community.

WHAT: Venice Sign Holiday Lighting
WHERE:  On Windward Avenue East of Pacific and West of Main Street
WHEN: Friday, November 30, 2012 | 6:00 pm

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Venice has long been a destination for Southern California locals and tourists alike. Many have visited but not all have explored the many secrets and traditions that characterize this little beach community. One such tradition is First Fridays, held on the first Friday of every month where the unique collection of businesses along Abbot Kinney Boulevard stay open late. As you stroll down the sidewalk, there are art galleries, eclectic boutiques, and trendy restaurants filled with lively crowds.

First Fridays is an excellent way for Venice locals and others to get to know shop owners in a festive and gracious atmosphere. The street is named after the founder of Venice California, Abbot Kinney, who wanted to create Venice as a cultural center and modeled the city after Venice, Italy over a century ago. Now Abbot Kinney Boulevard is the go-to place for late night dining, cool bars, and independent shops with an attitude.

A big part of the event are the food trucks. You will see them parked along the street. These trucks serve great gourmet food at great prices and are not to be mistaken for the catering trucks you see at construction sites. There is a truck from the Border Grill as well as the Gastrobus, which serves a delicious pulled pork sandwich along with other tasty dishes.

There is plenty of good entertainment with many stores and galleries hosting live bands. Not only do you hear great music, but many of the  establishments also serve free snacks. Make sure to add First Fridays to your social calendar for a friendly and entertaining evening on Abbot Kinney in Venice.

WHAT: First Friday’s at Venice
WHEN: First Friday of each month | 6:00 pm – 2:00 am
WHERE: Abbot Kinney Boulevard | Venice, CA 90291

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