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Saturday, October 11

The Music Center’s Open House

Music Center Plaza

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

9:00am to 12:00pm

The Music Center’s Open House
Oct. 11, 2014
9am – noon

The Music Center is 50 years old and we’re celebrating by opening our doors and inviting you to a full day of arts experiences. Over the years, the campus has grown, but one thing has remained constant: The Music Center is a performing arts center for the entire community of Los Angeles.

Guided tours of Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Tours depart every 15 minutes. Visit our website to reserve your space.

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World City - Los Masis & Bolivia Corazón de America

W.M. Keck Children's Amphitheatre

111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012

11:00am to 1:30pm

World City Free Performance
Los Masis & Bolivia Corazón de America
Oct 11, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
W.M. Keck Children's Amphitheatre
From dance and music to puppetry and spoken word, learn more about the cultures which make up your “world city” of Los Angeles through free art-making workshops and captivating performances.
In 1969, a handful of aspiring young musicians from Sucre, Bolivia formed Los Masis, the city’s first traditional Andean music group. For over four decades, they have traveled throughout Bolivia and abroad sharing their passion for traditional music, dressed in the colorful ponchos of the region’s Tarabuco indigenous people.
Bolivia Corazón de America, a dance ensemble under the artistic direction of Isidro Fajardo, was formed to teach the growing population of Bolivian children in San Francisco the dances and music of their heritage. The company's repertoire includes pre-Columbian traditions performed at both religious and secular community celebrations. The first dance, Suri Sicuri, is accompanied by the music of panpipes, the siku, wearing magnificent headdresses made of ostrich feathers, the suri. The second dance, Saya, is Afro-Bolivian in origin, highlighting Afro-Bolivian rhythms and the dynamic energy of African-based movement.

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Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty

Japanese American National Museum

100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012

11:00am to 5:00pm

The Japanese American National Museum and Sanrio present Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, the world’s first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective.

This unprecedented two-part exhibition includes an extensive product survey with rare and unique items from the Sanrio archives, curated by Christine Yano, PhD, and author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific. It also features a selection of innovative contemporary artworks inspired by Hello Kitty and her world, curated by Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of the Los Angeles pop culture boutique JapanLA.

Organized as part of the global icon’s 40th-anniversary celebrations, Hello! examines the colorful history of Hello Kitty, her influence on popular culture, and her evolution from a simple Japanese children’s graphic to a wildly successful lifestyle brand bridging east and west and crossing multiple generations.

Tickets on sale September 29, 2014.

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Watson Adventures’ Munch Around Downtown Scavenger Hunt

Union Station

800 North Alameda St,, Los Angeles, CA 90046

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Join Watson Adventures on a tasty, food-centered scavenger hunt for adults!

At last, a hunt for people who literally hunger for adventure. Discover the gourmet delights of Downtown L.A.’s tastiest neighborhoods while collecting treats and answers along the way. Highlights include delicious food stops in Chinatown and on Olvera Street, along with a visit to Union Station. Be sure to bring one digital camera per team. The price does not include food purchases, because we want you to have a wide range of options to suit your taste, your budget and your diet.

Price: $22.00 plus $10.00 cash for food. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

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