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Friday, August 14

Filmmobile Summer Screening Series

Echo Park Film Center

1200 N. Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

8:00pm

Angelenos are invited to discover and explore their changing urban landscape when the Filmmobile projects an array of classic films at cinematic locations across the city! Events begin at 8pm for four consecutive Friday nights beginning July 31st. Refreshments provided. Bring a chair! Free admission! Everyone welcome! Tonight we present "The Savages" and "Lost Angels". Locations are announced 24 hours prior to show time. Call 213-484-8846, e-mail [email protected], check out Echo Park Film Center on Facebook, or follow @EPFCFILMMOBILE on Twitter for more info!

"The Savages" is a 20 minute documentary by Alan Gorg featuring the changing neighborhood of Oakwood (in the Venice area) in the 1960s. Following in a similar note, "Lost Angels" is a feature length documentary featuring the community of Skid Row and, more specifically, 6 individuals who have been long-time residents of Skid Row. Come join us for a night of reflection on the changing communities of Los Angeles and the stories of a vibrant but silenced communities.

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New Original Works Festival (Week Three)

REDCAT

631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:30pm

"The Future is NOW--For the artists, in their restless journey to create new original works, the festival has become a base camp from which to launch. And for the audiences, it's become a unique home base at which to put their fingers on the pulse of cutting-edge contemporary performance." --Los Angeles Times

Each summer REDCAT celebrates the vitality of Los Angeles' vibrant and growing community of artists making work for the stage. We transform our theater into an artist-driven creative laboratory where disciplines are challenged and blurred, traditions are re-imagined, and hybrid visions take hold.

This year's three-week festival launches nine new original works by Los Angeles dance, theater, music and multimedia performing artists. 

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Saturday, August 15

Los Angeles Coliseum Historic Tours

LA Coliseum

3911 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

12:00am

Come take a tour of the GREATEST STADIUM IN THE WORLD with a history, legacy and connection like no other! The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena complex is one of the most venerable sports monuments in America today with countless historic events & milestones taking place inside its walls during nine decades of celebrated history. The Coliseum has served as home field for the USC Football team since 1923 and is the only stadium that has played host to two Olympiads (X and XXIII), two Super Bowls (I and VII) and a World Series (1959). It was declared a National Historic Landmark on July 27, 1984. The Coliseum has also hosted Evil Knievel in 1973, a Papal Mass by Pope John Paul II in 1987, Nelson Mandela's Crusade against Apartheid in 1990 & countless sold out concerts including U2, Pink Floyd, The Who, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen & the Rolling Stones. The MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers as well as the NFL's St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders have also called the Coliseum home.

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CityRace Downtown LA: Center of the City of Angels

Pershing Square

532 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

10:00am

In CityRace Urban Adventure Hunts, teams of 2 to 4 players solve fun & challenging clues leading them on a 3-hour hunt through one of L.A.'s many diverse neighborhoods. Teams will crack codes, solve challenging puzzles, uncover little-known facts and more... all while racing against other teams to be first to the finish with the most correct answers!

Downtown Los Angeles has something for everyone. From breathtaking art and architecture to rich culture and history, our original CityRace hunt takes you through the captivating heart of the City of Angels. You'll solve challenging clues leading you from world-famous landmarks to undiscovered treasures in this classic urban adventure through the spectacular center of this dazzling, ever-changing metropolis.

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Watson Adventures’ Secrets of the Huntington Library Scavenger Hunt

Huntington Library

1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, 91108

11:00am

Join us on a unique scavenger hunt at the Huntington Library!

Don’t call it a just a library. Call it an eye-popping mansion filled with amazing art! Call it a botanical garden of spectacular specimens, or a conservatory of exotic micro-climates, with a rain forest and a “Cloud Forest”! Treat yourself to an adventure that reveals all of the Library's quirks and secrets, from art masterpieces to nature’s marvels. Advance purchase is required via our website. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

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World of Dance - LA Finals & World Finals

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

12:00pm

World of Dance Tour is the largest urban dance event that has now become the most authentic international touring dance competition of its kind. Currently consisting of 15 U.S. domestic dates and 15 internationally licensed regions, WOD continues to thrive and build within communities worldwide. With a focus on the art of street dancing and today’s new-aged choreography, World of Dance embraces more than just the urban dance scene but also showcases its entire lifestyle and culture. The world’s best top dance troupes, hundreds of participants, and thousands of spectators enjoy performance-festival settings where creativity is displayed and rewarded. While competing dancers are judged ever so closely, the spirit of each WOD event is that of “community” over “competition.” International groups that have been qualified to participate in our WOD Finals have proven their skill and creativity abroad and in return are being invited to participate in a global celebration acknowledging the world’s best dancers within the mecca of dance, Los Angeles, California.

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