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Sunday, August 9

Metro Art Moves

Union Station

800 North Alameda St,, Los Angeles, CA 90046

10:30am to 12:30pm

Art & Architecture Tour
Special tours are offered on the occasion of Union Station's 75th anniversary. Led by trained Metro Art Docents, the tours cover historic Union Station art, architecture and spaces not generally open to the public, including the Historic Ticketing Hall and former Fred Harvey restaurant. Additionally, the tours will explore artworks located in the Gold Line Portal, Union Station East and inside the Metro Gateway Headquarters Building. Tours are free. Reservations are not required. Meet at the information booth inside the Alameda Street entrance to historic Union Station.

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Sounds of the 60s (the 1860s)

Autry National Center of the America West

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, 90027

11:00am to 4:00pm

A day-long celebration of the music of the Civil War era.

The Band of the California Battalion, a recreation of a Union Brass Band, will play some of the great martial music of the Civil War, from Battle Hymn of the Republic to Dixie, while Sausage Grinder, a local country blues band, performs songs that kept soldiers entertained around the campfire. Visit Crossroads West Cafe for a plate of BBQ and explore Empire and Liberty, an exhibition that will change the way you look at—and listen to—the Civil War.

Civil War-era stage décor provided by Riley’s Stone Soup Farm and Heritage Orchard.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in period dress or uniform. No firearms or weapons, including replicas, are permitted on site.

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“To Live and Dine in L.A.: A Live Mixtape”

Regent Theater

448 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, 90013


Hip hop artist Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, chef Roy Choi, and USC professor Josh Kun will host “To Live and Dine in L.A.: A Live Mixtape,” an unparalleled Los Angeles evening, where beats and rhymes (and jarocho and opera) will meet food history and a discussion of food justice. Through music, film, storytelling, and more, an all-star line-up of very special guests will take the audience on a DJ-driven, multidimensional journey through the menu collection of the Los Angeles Public Library and also shine an important light on the issues of food insecurity currently facing the city.

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Kiddle Karoo

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90057


Cowabunga dudes! Rock and Roar with Kiddle Karoo and her Kooky Krew’s sizzling summer “Monster Beach Party”. Join this little Tiki Hut filled with big monster fun for a rockin’ family beach concert! Kiddle Karoo and her puppet pals sing, dance and add a touch of magic to this wacky non-traditional Luau. Summertime entertainment the entire family will love.

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To Live and Dine in L.A.: A Live Mixtape

The Regent Theater

1045 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90024

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join hip hop artist Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples), chef Roy Choi, and USC professor Josh Kun for a one-of-a-kind Los Angeles evening, where beats and rhymes (and jarocho and opera) will meet food history and food justice. Through music, video, storytelling, and more, an all-star lineup of very special guests will take us on a DJ-driven, multidimensional journey through the menu collection of the Los Angeles Public Library and shine a light on the issues of food insecurity currently facing the city. Featuring... * MC Supernatural * Suzanna Guzman * Roger Guenveur Smith and Mark Broyard * Evan Kleiman * César Castro, Cambalache, Son del Centro * Chris Cormier * DJ Cavem Moetavation and Alkemia Earth * Tembi Locke * Los Angeles Eats Itself * Nes Abegaze and DJ Ras G * Luis Perez Ixoneztli * DJ Zo Must be 21 years or older to attend.

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Gladys Knight, The O'Jays

Microsoft Theater

777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles, CA


Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest; very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. The O'Jays are touring history, a connection to an era and a sound that formed the soundtrack for the lives of several generations. The O’Jays are still hitting the road with the same electrifying energy they’ve had for over 50 years

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Monday, August 10

Los Angeles Photo Festival

Hatakeyama Gallery

905 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA, 0


The International Photo Festival invites you to attend the 2nd annual Turkish Street Photography Exhibit in Los Angeles. This year’s “Concept: Turkey 2015” exhibition opens the same week as Downtown LA Art Walk at Hatakeyama Gallery from August 11-15, 2015.

Concept Turkey 2015 will be presenting works from over 35 contemporary Turkish street photographers. The exhibit will provide relevant cultural documentation into regional traditions and social issues in Turkey . Each image presented is designed to create and share stories while promoting cultural understanding through photography. The “Concept Turkey” project began last year at the first annual Turkish Republic Street Photography exhibition in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Photo Festival will begin this year by presenting beautiful, fascinating, and awe-inspiring photographs from Turkey. All photos presented have been selected by a distinguished panel of judges: Associated Press and Pulitzer Prize winning Photographer Nick Ut, as well as Robert Ysais, Sami Turkay Founder member of Turkish Federation of Photography of Art and the President of the Federation (2013-2014), Yucel Demir is active member of photography of Art Society of Ankara and Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey, Keith Braesch is the Vice President of B2B Sales for Targus Inc, and Mert Turkoglu Los Angeles Photo Festival - Creative Director and Founder.

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