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Saturday, October 11

Watson Adventures’ the Cats vs. Dogs Family Scavenger Hunt

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for kids aged 7 and up!

Sniff out the winner: cats or dogs? Kids and adults work together to chase down cats and dogs hidden in works of art throughout the Getty Center. You’ll search for a horse masquerading as a Dalmation, a cat and its owner in matching jewelry, howling hair-raising hounds and nervous birds watching prowling pussycats. Along the way you’ll be answering humorous questions to determine which group comes out on top: cats or dogs?

This hunt is for ages seven and up. Kids must be accompanied by adults.
Advance purchase is required via our website. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

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Sunday, October 12

Monday, October 13

Culinary Masters Series Featuring Eric Ziebold of CityZen

The Strand House

117 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


The Strand House is excited to welcome award-winning,Chef Eric Ziebold, of CityZen in Washington D.C. as part of the Culinary Masters Series. Ziebold hails from the storied halls of Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry and Per Se, creating his own Modern American cuisine at CityZen. In just three years, Ziebold was named one of the “Ten Most Influential Chefs Working in America” by Forbes.

Experience an exclusive five-course dinner exquisitely paired with wines from Hundred Acre, Layer Cake and Cherry Pie. Hundred Acre owner and maverick Napa Valley vintner, Jayson Woodbridge will also be joining in on this spectacular evening.

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Tuesday, October 14

Classical Meets Jazz

California State University, San Bernardino

5500 University Pkwy, San Bernardino, 92407


Witness what happens when classical music meets jazz at the hands of master pianist Dennis Thurmond! At the first concert of CSUSB's inaugural Distinguished Artists Series, Thurmond will give a live demonstration of keyboard improvisation and discuss his experiences being both an academic and studio musician in today's music industry.

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is proud to present the first event of its inaugural Distinguished Artists Series, “Classical Meets Jazz,” on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. This is the opening event in a year­long educational concert series curated and directed by Dr. Jocelyn Hua­Chen Chang, Executive Director of the Distinguished Artists Series, and piano faculty and Director of Keyboard Studies at the CSUSB Music Department.

“Classical Meets Jazz” will feature Dennis Thurmond, a former Professor of Keyboard Studies and Director of Keyboard Pedagogy at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. For the first half of the program, Thurmond will be presenting “400 Years of Keyboard Improvisations,” a concert demonstration of piano improvisation. Thurmond will then host a forum in the second half of the program and discuss “The differences between careers as a Professor in Academia and as a Studio Musician in the Music Industry.”

Dennis Thurmond, was formerly the Chairman of the music synthesis department and class piano program at the Berklee College of Music and Teaching Fellow at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies. He is currently on the summer faculty at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands and master class faculty at Shanghai and Dalian Conservatory. Thurmond is a classical and jazz pianist and a keyboard synthesist. His keyboard performance and technical background has included playing synthesizer for the Boston Pops, playing keyboards for the New York Vocal Jazz Ensemble, being the production arranger for the Gospel Review for Symphony Orchestra with Della Reese and Billy Preston, and being the studio pianist for the television series Party of Five and ROM card designer for Kawai Japan. He is a composer and technical consultant for the Music Thru MIDI series and co­composer of the Jazz SophistiCat series for Alfred Publishing Co. Thurmond is a student of Stewart Gordon and Adele Marcus, and he continues to perform throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. He has published several books, including “Tai Chi of Improvisation and Improvisation: A Systematic Approach for the Classical Pianist.” His new book, “Math + Music = A Romp Through MatheMusical Space­Time,” will be published by the Taipei Musiker House, Taiwan in January 2015.

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