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Friday, August 1

Los Angeles Quilt Show

CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

110 E. 22nd St., San Pedro, 90731

11:00am to 6:00am

The inaugural Los Angeles Quilt Show and Fiber Art Fest provides a new and exciting venue for quilters of all levels to show their work in a public space, participate in a professional and peer-juried competition and interact with quilting guilds, supply companies, teachers and fiber artists of all kinds. (Not an ongoing event. Each day of the event will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 6:00 p.m.)

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Abbot Kinney First Fridays

Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Abbot Kinney Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm to 10:00pm

(AUG. 1) Local merchants on or near Abbot Kinney, the thoroughfare that runs diagonally through Venice, come together every month to feature the best artists, gifts, products and music in the area. Local charities benefit as art junkies, couples and families descend on the always funky beach community. And, of course, beverages are available.

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Saturday, August 2

Tribute to Gassers

Automobile Driving Museum

610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, 90245

10:00am to 2:00pm

The “Gasser” may be a racecar from another era, but its image has transcended changing times to represent the spirit of competitive American drag racing from the 1960s. With this inspiration, the Automotive Driving Museum is proud to present a “Tribute to Gassers” exhibit and show on Saturday, August 2, 2014. The ADM will be hosting the event to Gasser enthusiasts from all over Los Angeles County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both Gasser Magazine and Gasser Wars Magazine with the Mid-America Willys Club will be sponsoring the event with a fantastic display of Gasser racecars.

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Ecotone | Boundaries, Tensions, Integrations

Venice Arts Gallery

1702 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, 90291

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Ecotone | Boundaries, Tensions, Integrations
August 2–September 20
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 2, 5:00–8:00pm

On August 2, Venice Arts Gallery will host the Opening Reception for its latest exhibition, “Ecotone: Boundaries, Tensions, Integrations.” The exhibition features seventeen artists, each exploring and documenting in-between or transitional spaces through photography or video. These works, investigating interactions caused by human migration or displacement, urban encroachments onto nature, or environmental strain, question how we relate to borders and places of transience, and what exists in these ambiguous spaces.

Photo: Xiaowen Zhu, Red (Dualism Series)

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Arcade Fire: Reflektor Tour

The Forum

Inglewood, 90305


Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The band came to prominence in 2004 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Funeral, and has won numerous awards, including the 2011 Grammy for Album of the Year (they hold the distinction of being the only musical group to have won their first and only Grammy in that category), the 2011 Juno Award for Album of the Year, and the 2011 Brit Award for Best International Album for their third studio album, The Suburbs, released in 2010 to critical acclaim and commercial success. In 2013, Arcade Fire released their fourth album, Reflektor, and scored the feature film Her, for which band member William Butler, along with Owen Pallett were nominated for Best Original Score at the 86th Academy Awards.

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Sunday, August 3

The Greatest Escape Motorcycle Ride for Mesothelioma

Bartels' Harley Davidson

4141 Lincoln Blvd, Marina Del Rey, 90292

8:30am to 3:00pm

Second annual motorcycle ride The Greatest Escape to benefit victims of malignant pleural mesothelioma, an aggressive asbestos-related form of cancer affecting approximately 3,000 people in the US each year. .

Actor Perry King will lead this year's ride, and all proceeds will be donated to The Pacific Meso Center at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute stem cell research.

The event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. at Bartels’ Harley Davidson in Marina Del Rey, Calif. with registration and light Continental breakfast. At 10 a.m. law enforcement staff will escort the participants along the stunning views of the Pacific Coast Highway to the rustic and historic Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, Calif. for a BBQ tri-tip lunch and craft beer, a concert by a Johnny Cash tribute band, The Walking Phoenixes, as well as live auction and opportunity drawings with prizes valued at up to a few thousands of dollars.

Participation fees are $40 for riders and passengers each, and include a ride, ride pin, bandana, food, entertainment and parking.
Lunch, entertainment and parking only tickets are also available for $25.
For more information and entry forms visit www.thegreatestescape.org or call (310) 478-4678.

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