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Monday, June 8

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

10:00am

The Butterfly Pavilion is open at the Natural History Museum for the summer.

More than 53 different butterfly and moth species and an array of plants take up residence every summer for the much-anticipated seasonal exhibit, the Butterfly Pavilion. Wander through a unique changing ecosystem, witness free-flying creatures interacting with plant life, and emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular animals.

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Ravi Shankar: A Life In Music

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

12:30pm

Through a collection of sitars, artifacts and rare photographs from the Shankar family, the exhibit provides visitors with a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the GRAMMY-winning world music icon's early life, the roots of his musicality and his vast impact on Western music.

"Ravi Shankar is as synonymous to world music as Elvis Presley is to rock and roll," said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. "Through his decades of world concert performances and the relationships he built with Western artists such as Yehudi Menuhin, Philip Glass, John Coltrane, and The Beatles, Shankar was instrumental in introducing the world to Indian music, and we are excited to introduce our visitors to the influential life of Ravi Shankar."

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Monday Night Residency with Tennis System

The Echo

1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

8:30pm

The promise of L.A. may well lie in Tennis System, who have thundered their way through their adopted city with a reverb-drenched ferocity that has, in short order, made the East Coast transplants the city’s band to watch.

One listen is all it takes to comprehend why: Tennis System are masters of unhinged, lo-fi psychedelia, laced with the inescapably pop DNA of Jesus and Mary Chain, Nirvana and Ride.

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Tuesday, June 9

An Evening with Judy Blume

Aratani Theatre (JACCC)

244 S San Pedro Street., Los Angeles, 90012

7:30pm

Judy Blume in conversation with Alex Cohen

Co-presented with the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

On this special evening, one of America’s most beloved storytellers, Judy Blume, will discuss her work—from young adult classics like Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret to her new novel for adults, In the Unlikely Event. The story, inspired by a series of real-life plane crashes that occurred in the 1950s in Blume’s home town of Elizabeth, New Jersey, weaves together three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by a succession of disasters. This iconic author, who has won the hearts and minds of readers of all ages, is also known for her passionate advocacy to protect the freedom to read. She will be joined in conversation with KPCC host and super Blume fan, Alex Cohen. Join us for a night to remember!

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Wednesday, June 10

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