Winter Wow! Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks

November 22nd, 2018

Yes, you can have awe-inspiring fireworks in December! Enjoy this unique holiday version of a traditional fireworks show as well as ocean breezes in Manhattan Beach on December 9. It overlooks the pier so wear a heavy coat or snuggle up with blankets. There will be live jazz and Dixieland music, a Skechers Snow Park and Sled Hill, Santa Float, holiday singalongs, and more. Make sure to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the toy drive! This festive event takes place between 4-7pm.

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Holly Jolly: Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

November 15th, 2018

Experience one of our favorite traditions in LA! The annual Hollywood Christmas Parade ushers in the official start of the holiday season. Enjoy a feast of festive sight and sound with decorated floats, marching bands, equestrian groups, celebrities, giant balloons, and lots of cheering attendees. It takes place on November 25 at 6pm. It starts at Orange Drive and goes east on iconic Hollywood Blvd., south on Vine, and west on Sunset Blvd. The Grand Marshal is Nancy O’Dell with hosts Erik Estrada, Dean Cain, Montel Williams, Laura McKenzie and more.

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Shop, learn, & more: American Indian Fair: NOV 10-11

November 6th, 2018

Immerse yourself in Native American culture at the largest Native American arts fair in Southern California. Held at The Autry, the American Indian Arts Marketplace has a dazzling array of culture and creativity. It features more than 200 Native American artists from 40 nations. You’ll find a wide variety of items to purchase including paintings, pottery, textiles, wood carvings, beadwork, photography, basketry, mixed media and more. There will also be artist demos, activities for the kids, and lots of tasty food. The Autry celebrates the American West in all of its forms. They have extensive state of the art collections devoted to Southern California and the American West. Treat yourself and visit them soon.

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Upcoming exhibits at the Hammer Museum

October 30th, 2018

Whether you are an artist, writer, or just a fan, seeing original art in person reveals such depth and emotion to the work. The Hammer has some new exhibits that are very compelling. All exhibits here are FREE to the public. For added insight, opt for a guided tour on Saturdays at 1pm. They also have group tours. In addition to art, The Hammer also has musical performances, speakers, poetry readings, kids’ programs, and screenings.

Hammer Projects: Petrit Halilaj

For his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Halilaj will present a group of the moths suspended at various heights, illuminated by custom flickering lights.

Hammer Projects: Shadi Habib Allah

Habib Allah’s project is organized around a series of images and sculptures that approximate the quotidian nature and social reality of areas such as Liberty City, which are marked by racial and economic disparity.

Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo

This exhibition sheds new light on Hugo’s experimental and enigmatic practice as a draftsman and includes over 75 drawings and photographs spanning the duration of his career.

Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016

Adrian Piper has consistently produced groundbreaking, transformative work that has profoundly shaped the form and content of Conceptual art since the 1960s. Strongly inflected by her longstanding involvement with philosophy and yoga, her pioneering investigations into the political, social, psychological, and spiritual potential of Conceptual art have had an incalculable influence on artists working today.

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What’s happening at the Japanese American National Museum

October 23rd, 2018

Southern California has so much culture. There are museums everywhere. Check out the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. It’s a unique place that honors the Japanese American story of hope, history, struggle, achievement, and more. They have lots of enjoyable events throughout the year including docent tours, Little Tokyo walking tours, genealogical events, kids’ events, diversity programs, movie nights, touring exhibitions, concerts, speaker luncheons, and more. Can’t get enough of LA museums? Discover Los Angeles has done the research and found amazing places to visit.

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Mind and body as one: The Martial Arts Museum

October 11th, 2018

Burbank is the Martial Arts Museum. It’s the perfect place to learn about the martial arts from all over Asia including China, Korea, Thailand, The Philippines, and Japan. Learn the history, philosophy, and traditions of martial arts. It also explores the history of anime as well. You can even see the Karate Kid’s actual headband, Mortal Kombat shield, Samurai collections and more. This is the perfect mix of the past and the present great for the grandkids and anyone interested in martial arts. The museum is located at 2319 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank 91506.

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Volunteer for Special Olympics So Cal

September 29th, 2018

Looking for add volunteering to your life? Being a volunteer adds a very meaningful and mindful component to your wellbeing and others. Special Olympics Southern California is a wonderful and enthusiastic organization that has been celebrated for decades. It’s a real feel good atmosphere. There are events throughout the year in So Cal where volunteers are welcomed and needed. Helping these amazing athletes reach new heights is one of the best things in life. The Special Olympics was founded in 1968 by Sargent and Eunice Shriver. Since then, it has grown and thrived and brought accomplishment and joy to so many people.

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