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Malibu Creek State Park

August 2, 2015 — 1 Comment
Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tallgrass plains, oak savannah’s, and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.”

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There are 15 miles of streamside trail through oak and sycamore woodlands and chaparral-covered slopes. After a good rain, namesake Malibu Creek comes to life.

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The park, formerly owned by 20th Century Fox Studios, opened in 1976 and has welcomed millions of visitors since. The stunning terrain here that has been seen all over the world in movies and television awaits you. Come hike, ride, climb, and explore L.A.’s most spectacular park!

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WHAT: Malibu Creek State Park
WHEN: Sunup to sundown 
WHERE: 1925 Las Virgenes Road (at Mulholland Hwy) | Cornell, CA  91301  

CONTACT INFO: (818) 880-0367

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Swing into the summer season and get competitive (or just relax) on the lush west lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Hollyhock House at Barnsdall Art Park’s Champagne and Croquet Spring Fundraiser. All Angelenos including kids are invited to this semiannual fundraiser. No experience or formal dress is required! Grammy-nominated band The California Feetwarmers and DJ Ed Mattiuzzi will provide entertainment.

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Enjoy a 3-flight sparkling wine tasting by famed Silverlake Wine and croquet games for your enjoyment brought to you by the Pasadena Croquet Association. Local gourmet cheese purveyor Say Cheese will be offering guest an array of picnic baskets, available for pre-order. Oyster lovers are also in luck with the renowned Oyster Gourmet bringing its refreshing and flavorful selection of the delicious mollusk to the Park. Brunch will be available from food trucks, Postcards Caribbean and Coolhaus, and guests are welcome to bring their own picnic and blanket.

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WHAT: Barnsdall Art Park’s Champagne And Croquet Spring fundraiser
WHEN: May 3, 2015 | 11:00 am3:00 pm
WHERE: Barnsdall Art Park | 4800 Hollywood Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90027

Details:

  • Tickets: are $40 for adults and $5 for kids (3+), with a members discount at $25

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This one-of-a-kind fundraiser—kicking off the Park’s brand-new literary arts series—invites Angelenos to participate in an interactive evening on April Fools’. Hosted by radio reporter Rico Gagliano and curated by writer Diana Wagman, Bamboozled: Fact. Fiction. Art? The Art of Deception promises a night to remember with live readings by four notable LA-based authors, Lisa Teasley, Deborah Vankin, Bill Lambrinides and Cherry Chevapravatdumrong.

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The audience then gets to decide whether or not each writer’s intricate stories are, in fact, Fact or Fiction? Signed copies of the authors’ books will be awarded to the evening’s winners. During the performance, artist and muralist Annie Preece will be creating a live painting based on the stories told, which will be raffled off at the end of the night.

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The event has been brought to the Park by the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation and made possible by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Bamboozled is part of the Park’s distinctive year-round programming, which also includes its famed wine tastings to movie nights.

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WHAT: Bamboozled: Fact. Fiction. Art? The Art Of Deception
WHEN: April 1, 2015 | 8:00 – 10:00 pm
WHERE: Barnsdall Art Park Theatre | 4800 Hollywood Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90027

DETAILS: 

  • Admission: $10 in advance | $12 at the door
  • Food and drinks will be available for purchase

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The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Juxtapoz magazine are pleased to present new works by Robert Williams in SLANG Aesthetics! in conjunction with 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz, a group exhibition by guest curators Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery and Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery. Both exhibitions will be on view at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery from February 22nd to April 19th, 2015. These two exhibitions commemorate the 20th anniversary of Juxtapoz magazine, founded by Williams in 1994, and it’s vast influence on several generations of artists.

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Juxtapoz magazine allowed Robert Williams to create a platform for this young and insurgent energy on the West Coast and, with its unprecedented success, Williams became widely upheld as the godfather of the lowbrow and pop surrealist art movements. His first major body of work to debut in Los Angeles in well over a decade, SLANG! Aesthetics will feature 25 new oil paintings by the artist alongside a suite of drawings and a series of large-scale sculptures fabricated with the assistance of Gentle Giant Studios.

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What once began as an alternative magazine, Juxtapoz is now the most widely disseminated art publication in the world. Predicated on the rejection of the artificial boundaries that kept “high” art removed from popular culture, Juxtapoz effectively broke down those walls to allow young artists a chance at their own history.

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WHAT: Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics! and 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz
WHEN: Opens February 22, 2015 | 2:00 – 5:00 pm | Runs through April 19, 2015
WHERE: Barnsdall Art Park | 4800 Hollywood Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90027

CONTACT INFO: (323) 644-6269

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The Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery located in North Hollywood has a special section called the Portal of the Folded Wings Shrine to Aviation that is the final resting place for a number of aviation pioneers — barnstormers, daredevils, and sundry architects of aviation. There is a memorial to Amelia Earhart and others, honoring their accomplishments.

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Valhalla was founded in 1923 by two Los Angeles financiers, John R. Osborne and C. C. Fitzpatrick. The Spanish Mission Revival entrance structure was designed by architect Kenneth McDonald Jr. For the decorative stone castings, McDonald hired Italian-born sculptor Federico A. Giorgi, who had created 30-foot-tall statues of elephants and lions for the 1917 epic film Intolerance and crafted the exterior of downtown’s Million Dollar Theater. The gateway to the new cemetery cost $140,000.

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The shrine, with a colorful tile dome and female figures stretching their arms to the heavens, originally was built as an impressive entrance to Valhalla Memorial Park cemetery. It was named for the palace of Odin, the Norse god of slain heroes.

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There are only a handful of celebrities buried here at ValhallaThe most notable is Oliver Hardy, half of the famous comedy team “Laurel & Hardy.” But you can also find Bea Benaderet (1906-1966) here, the actress who played the mother on TV’s “Petticoat Junction.” Cousin Pearl on “The Beverly Hillbillies,” and did the voice of Betty Rubble on “The Flintstones.” Her wall crypt is in the Mausoleum of Hope, on the west side of the park. But if you look for her as Bea Benaderet, you probably won’t find her. Her marker reads “Twombly” in large letters at the top, with her name in smaller letters on the left side.

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WHAT: The Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery
WHEN: Open year round during the day 
WHERE: 10621 Victory Boulevard | North Hollywood, CA 91606

CONTACT: (818) 763-9121

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Take in breathtaking views, hike through restored native habitat, and enjoy a state of the art visitor center at the stunning new urban park, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. Visitors can begin to discover, or residents can rediscover Los Angeles from this 511 foot peak just southwest of downtown.

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Exhibits tell the story of this once drilled and exploited land which has now become a symbol of restoration, conservation, and hope.  A short walk away, visitors are treated to a panoramic view of the entire Los Angeles Basin, the Pacific Ocean, and surrounding mountains.

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The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook is a 57-acre urban state park located 500 feet above the city in the heart of Los Angeles. The park includes a new 10,000 square foot visitor center, observation deck and viewing areas, hiking trails, picnic areas and restored natural landscape.

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The turbulent history of the Baldwin Hills site, from oil wells to plans for massive residential development, stripped this mountain of most of its natural past. A critical part of the design process was to define the period that represented the site in its natural state and to create a suitable environment. Visit the center by scaling the long staircase.

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WHAT: Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
WHEN: 8:00 am to Sunset daily
WHERE: 6300 Hetzler Road | Culver City, CA 90232

DETAILS:

  • Parking Fee: $6
  • Alcohol and dogs are  not allowed

CONTACT INFO: (310) 558-5547

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Attracting sellout crowds of 600+, from families to celebrities, the renowned Barnsdall Friday Night Wine Tastings—the Foundation’s signature fundraising event—returns to the hill this summer. 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 renovated architectural gem, Hollyhock House.

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This summer, ongoing partner, SilverLake Wine returns, curating fine selections of boutique, small production, artisanal wines for park-goers. Art workshops for children, music by KCRW’s DJ Dan Wilcox, and a host of specialty food trucks, also complement this popular family friendly event that has raised nearly half a million dollars to support the Park’s capital projects, art programs, historic renovations and gallery exhibitions over the last five years.

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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. 

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WHAT: Barnsdall Friday Night Wine Tasting 
WHEN:
Friday, May 23, 2014 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm
WHERE: 
4800 Hollywood Blvd. | Los AngelesCA 90027

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: info@barnsdall.org

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