The Aquarium of the Pacific (formerly the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific) is an aquarium on a 5-acre site on Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California, United States. It is situated across the water from the Long Beach Convention Center, Shoreline Village, and the Queen Mary Hotel and Attraction. Its mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems.
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
The 1977 classic film about how a blue-collar worker's encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man. Written and directed by Steven Spielberg, with Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Terry Garr, Melinda Dillon, and Bob Balaban, 135 minutes, in color.
Culver and Washington Blvds and Dusquene Ave, Culver City, CA 90230
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Anyone who's been paying attention to the local food scene is well aware of the explosion of Culver City as a foodie destination. With the downtown area well scrubbed from streetscape improvements, locals and visitors alike can experience the area's resurgence first hand by checking out the city's Third Wednesdays, where about two dozen businesses get together to provide art work, music, food and other entertainment.
6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free is such a lovely work during the holidays… so try this on for size for your pint sizes racers: Free admission. Free popcorn. $1 milkshakes. And a screening of “The Great Race” (1965). It’s slapstick fun for everyone.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Jonathan Wilson and Mike Campbell will host the second annual Merry Minstrel Musical Circus, A Holiday Gathering and Goodwill Jamathon at the Troubadour on December 20. Performers at last year’s concert included Jackson Browne, Bob Weir, Jeff Lynne, Benmont Tench and more, who all came together for a night that the Los Angeles Times praised for its “musical celebration and camaraderie.” The special guests at this year’s Jamathon will be announced over the coming weeks, and all proceeds from the concert will benefit Manual Arts High School and Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund.
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Berlin-based British artist Tacita Dean is esteemed for her drawings, photographs, prints, and sound works, as well as her artist’s books and texts. She is best known, however, for her films, which she began exhibiting in galleries in the mid-1990s, making her one of the first artists of her generation to dedicate herself to the medium. She is fascinated by the dynamics between the materiality of celluloid and the passage of time, which she employs in the service of narrative, however apparent or oblique, and regardless of her subjects, which include artists, anachronistic architecture and landscape. Characterized by static camera positions, long takes and ambient sound, her films are imbued by an uncanny stillness that elicits meditative forms of attention. Dean’s acute regard for light and subtle forms of motion combine to create singular evocations of sensibility and place, the spirit of the moment and the essence of film itself...