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Monday, August 3

Kids Like Me Summer Camp Culver City

Help Group Culver City

4160 Grand View Blvd, Culver City, 90066

9:00am to 6:00pm

The Help Group Summer Camps provide campers with a safe and enriching atmosphere for children with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. Our four unique day camps, located in the Los Angeles area, create opportunities for children and teens to engage, experience, and explore. Each camp strives to developmentally and chronologically match children across the spectrum to ensure an appropriate peer group for learning and fun. Children and teens will participate in many daily camp activities, such as field trips, art projects, sensory play, outside games, special events, animal assisted activities, and much more!

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Story Time in the Galleries


5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036


Ever wonder why dragons love tacos and why crayons decided to quit one day? Join Boone Gallery staff every Monday and Friday at 2 pm in the Korean art galleries as they take us on a reading journey into a world of folk tales and colors. Relate the stories to the art in the Chinese and Korean galleries in a comfortable space suitable for families and children of all ages. Admission is free!

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Tuesday, August 4

Focus Tour: Fit for a King

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049


Explore the Getty’s collection of 17th- and 18th-century art in this one-hour tour of French decorative arts, paintings, and sculpture made during the reigns of kings Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI. Meet at the Information Desk.

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Titans of the Ice Age 3D Film

La Brea Tar Pits

5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA


Journey to a world lost in time, buried in ice, and ruled by giants. In this exciting 20-minute, 3D adventure, discover an icy world on the brink of extinction, where humans share the frozen tundra with majestic beasts and encounter some of the Earth’s most awe-inspiring mammals—from saber-toothed cats and dire wolves to giant sloths and iconic mammoths that lived 5,000 years before modern civilization. Tickets are available now at tarpits.org/titans.

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Film: Variations VII—John Cage Experiments in Art and Technology


5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036


Directed by Barbro Shultz Lundestam and produced by Billy Klüver and Julie Martin for Experiments in Art and Technology.

Documenting the work of artist John Cage for 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering, this film shows the series of innovative dance, music, and theatre performances held at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City in October of 1966. 9 Evenings was the result of collaborations between artists and engineers from Bell Telephone Laboratories. Cage’s performance, Variations VII, was the next to last in the artist’s series of indeterminate works, which used electronic equipment and systems.

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Wendy Knecht discusses and signs Life, Love, & Hijacking: My Pan Am Memoir

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069


(AUG 4) Life, Love, and a Hijacking: My Pan Am Memoir is an insightful, hilarious, sometimes seat-gripping look at the adventures of an ebullient flight attendant, who flew for the world's most iconic airline, Pan Am. With the world at her fingertips, anything was possible...even the improbable. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the read as Wendy Knecht recounts the experiences of her lifetime. Travel with Wendy as she transforms from naive, frizzy-haired college student into a wined-and-dined, weight-checked woman of the world. After rigorous, eye-opening training and an aerodynamics lesson called PFM, she progresses to rich experiences around the globe. Fly along as she tells stories about a cockpit swimsuit competition, working the world's longest flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, and all the perks, discoveries, and personal growth that came along the way. It wasn't just a party, and world politics were always part of the Pan Am experience. An interview by the Secret Service details a threat on President Reagan's life, and an assignment in India leads to personal involvement in the shattering, deadly 1986 hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73. Single until age 47, Wendy's Pan Am story of her "life of freedom" is thought provoking and peppered with celebrity, adventure, tragedy, and a lot of laughter. Life, Love, and a Highjacking just might empower you to seek your own life's adventure.

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Dinner & Comedy Showcase at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

8117 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90046


Starting Tuesday August 4th, Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails will present a bi-weekly Comedy Show, “Raw Material,” a dinner-and-a-standup comedy show featuring local favorites and industry talent accompanied by a curated prix fix menu ($30/person) from Chef Chris Crary. The August 4th show will feature acclaimed comedians  Erik Griffin (Comedy Central's Workaholics), Brent Morin (NBC's Undateable), Tony Rock (Comedy Central Presents) and more, kicking off at 8:00PM. Guests can join us for a $20 cover charge for standing room, which includes a cocktail or reserving a table to indulge in the full dinner and a show experience.

Chef has created a 3-course custom menu  with delicious options including Fried Chicken Sliders with a herb buttermilk biscuits, Heirloom Tomato salad with olive oil crouton and pickled shallot, Grilled Smokey Cauliflower, Torchio Bolognese, Local Black Cod with kumquat and puffed rice, just to name a few. Guests can pair signature cocktails such as: Kaffir Cana-Kazi, with Fleur de Cana Rum, Sugar Skull Coconut Rum, lime juice, and muddled kaffir lime leaves; Mezcal Penicillin, with El Silencio Mezcal, lemon juice, house blended clover honey syrup, hour made “spicy” ginger syrup and lemon oil; and more, with Chef’s rustic California cuisine. Tables will be reserved with a $50 food and beverage minimum.

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