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Thursday, June 4

San Pedro 1st Thursday Art Walk

Downtown San Pedro

6th Street & Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA

6:00pm

Since 1996, both locals and cruise-ship tourists from the nearby Port of Los Angeles have flocked to the area to experience San Pedro’s tight-knit artists’ community, impromptu street performances and conversation-worthy art — all classic ingredients for a great art walk. The tour's 30-odd participating galleries include contemporary and textile art.

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Friday, June 5

Abbot Kinney First Fridays

Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Abbot Kinney Blvd. and California St., Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm to 10:00pm

(JUNE 5) 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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First Fridays Long Beach

First Fridays Long Beach Art Walk

4313 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, 90807

6:30pm

The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community.

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Saturday, June 6

Hot Wheels Garage

Automobile Driving Museum

610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, 90245

10:00am

The event will be featuring a Hot Wheels® display of life-size cars and numerous Hot Wheels® tracks and cars to race with. The museum will be supporting C.A.S.E. - Community Alliance for Support and Empowerment. In addition, a face painter and balloon artist will also be available for the kid’s enjoyment. The ADM will also be featuring a special Hot Wheels® kids sundae in their new Ice Cream Station ice cream parlor. The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA, 90245 (310) 909-0950.

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Sunday, June 7

Forgetting the Future - Entropy in the Reflective Age

Torrance Art Museum

3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, 90503

11:00am

Entropy is the inevitable and steady deterioration of a system or society. The Torrance Art Museum exhibition examines new ideas of entropy in a technology-driven age. How is the collective experience of time altered with advances in technology and social media? As technology advances at an ever increasing pace, artists are faced with the inevitable decay of the current mode of production. Like Robert Smithson’s Hotel Palenque we see notion of "ruin in reverse," a simultaneous decay and renovation

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Monday, June 8

Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts

Getty Villa Malibu

17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles, CA

11:00am

The Renaissance courts of northern Italy, among the wealthiest and most sophisticated in Europe, attracted innovative artists who created objects of remarkable beauty. Princes and other nobles offered painters and illuminators favorable contracts and social prestige in return for lavishly decorated panels and books. These works prominently displayed their owners' scholarly learning, religious devotion, and elite status. Drawn from the Getty Museum's permanent collection of manuscripts, this exhibition celebrates the magnificent illuminations that emerged from this courtly context—an array of visual riches fit for the highest-ranking members of Renaissance society.

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