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Saturday, August 8

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Getty Scavenger Hunt

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

4:30pm

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt!

A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, pride, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million-dollar purchase of a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much-and now it’s your turn to learn what he knew and discover what drove one of four suspects to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code left in the victim’s appointment calendar. Can you figure out who dunnit?

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Sunday, August 9

The Watts Rebellion: 50 Years Later

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

2:00pm

On the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Watts rebellion, we discuss the past and present of race relations in the United States with historians Gerald Horne, University of Houston, author of Fire This Time: The Watts Uprising and the 1960s, and Brenda E. Stevenson, UCLA, author of The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots.

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Roni Askey-Doran discusses and signs Broken

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

3:00pm

Today is Emily Zylaz's birthday. This is the day that she has chosen to kill herself. After struggling for many years to cope with the roller-coaster of mental illness, a devastating failed marriage, and a soul-destroying career that is going nowhere, she's giving up. Feeling like the only solution to all of her problems is to take her own life, Emily plans to hang herself at midnight. She believes no one will care that she's dead, that she won't be missed, and that everyone will be better off without her and her fickle moods. As we journey alongside Emily, counting down the hours on her last day alive, we explore the twisted labyrinth of her troubled mind and learn why she so desperately wants to die.

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