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Saturday, September 5

Hot Wheels Garage

Automobile Driving Museum

610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, 90245

10:00am

The Automobile Driving Museum (ADM) will be hosting a Hot Wheels® Garage event. The event will be featuring a Hot Wheels® display of life-size cars and numerous Hot Wheels® tracks and cars to race with. The museum will be supporting Make A Wish Foundation. Donate NEW toys, children’s books, or stuffed animals to receive a free raffle ticket to the drawing for some really cool Hot Wheels® toys. In addition, a face painter and balloon artist will also be available for the kid’s enjoyment. The ADM will also be featuring a special Hot Wheels® kid’s sundae in their new Ice Cream Station ice cream parlor.

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Raymond Saunders "Recent Works"

Lora Schlesinger Gallery

2525 Michigan Ave. B5b, Santa Monica, 90404

10:00am

“In the process of painting, for the one thing that someone sees, there are innumerable things that they never see”

– Raymond Saunders

Raymond Saunders has been an important presence in American Contemporary Art for over 50 years. Frequently compared to Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Raymond Saunder’s voice has remained unclassifiable and singular. Unique in its expression, within each piece his voice is heard in dialogue with itself; like a freestyle jazz session where various instruments interact and respond with chance and intention, with rawness, and control.

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1st Annual MADCatfish Blues Festival at Santa Anita Race Track

Santa Anita Race Track

285 W Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007

11:00am

Join us Labor Day Weekend for the biggest blues splash of the summer at the 1st Annual MADCatfish Blues Festival at Santa Anita Race Track. Comfortable trackside seating under the massive Clubhouse canopy to enjoy two days of downhome blues on the mainstage on Saturday and Sunday, September 5th and 6th from 11am – 6pm. L.A.’s Original “Gentleman of Jazz,” legendary jazz & radio personality James Janisse of KJMJRadio.com is Master of Ceremonies. The line-up of talent is off the hook, featuring L.A.’s true blues royalty, including the legend Barbara Morrison and “L.A.’s Blues Virtuoso, Ray Bailey with a special tribute to B.B. King; “L.A.’s Best Latin Blues Band,” The Delgado Brothers; Leslie Baker, the Scorch Sisters, Sunnie Paxson & Mark Vincent All-Star Band, Cornelius Mims & The kNOW it Allz, Yu Ooka and introducing 10-year old pianist Richard Cameron Lovely. Featured guest vocalists include “Jazz Living Legend” awardee Margauret Love; actor Jay Jackson (Scandal, Parks & Recreation) and Kenyatta Mackey aka “BabyDoll.” At 7pm on Saturday, the fun moves inside into the beautiful Clubhouse for a foot-stompin’ After-Hours Comedy & Blues Juke Joint co-produced by Busby Promotions. Actor Ernest L. Thomas will take the mic to introduce some of nation’s hottest comics, including King Kedar, Edwonda White and Keith Morris. Blues diva Margauret Love will provide the musical exclamation point for the evening. KJMJRadio.com will be recording segments of the show & interviews for later broadcast. t

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Azar Lawrence Quintet ~Special Guest - Gilbert Castellanos; Azar Lawrence, ten & sop saxes; Gilbert Castellanos, trumpet; Featuring Theo Saunders, p; Jeff Littleton, b & Marvin 'Smitty' Smith, dr

Seabird Jazz Lounge

730 E. Broadway, Long Beach, 90802

2:00pm to 5:30pm

Azar Lawrence Quintet - Spec. Guest -Gilbert Castellanos trumpet; Theo Saunders, piano; Jeff Littleton, bass & Marvin ’Smitty’ Smith drums

Saturday, September 5, 2015 9p Doors open 7:3...

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FREE CONCERTS ON THE PIER

Redondo Pier

100 Fisherman's Wharf, Redondo Beach, 90277

4:00pm

South Bay’s Biggest Free Summer Concert Series Returns to Redondo Pier
July 2 – September 5, 2015

For over 20 years, the Redondo Pier Association has sponsored the biggest free summer concert series in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Summer of Music featuring more than 20 bands, returns on Thursday, July 2, 2015 and continues every Thursday and Saturday through Saturday, September 5, 2015. This year, two concerts have been added at a second location* on July 4 and September 5, 2015, to open and close out the Summer of Music festival. The all-ages free live music shows are open to the public. Blankets or low-backed beach chairs are encouraged. A variety of food and beverages are available for take-out to enjoy during the concerts at over 30 restaurants on the Redondo Beach Pier, International Boardwalk and Redondo Beach Marina.

Saturday, 9/5/15
4-6 PM Chico’s Bail Bonds Blues Band (Blues)

This concert on 9/5/15 will take place at the Octagon lot where the Pier meets the International Boardwalk (below Kincaid’s). All pier events are weather permitting. Concert schedule is subject to change. For immediate updates, visit facebook.com/redondopier or twitter.com/redondopier

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Twilight Tour

Farm Sanctuary

5200 Escondido Canyon Road, Acton, 93510

4:30pm

As the animals finish their dinners and start winding down, they’d love your company for one last belly rub or head scratch before bedtime! Our Twilight Tour, back by popular demand, is a great chance to interact with the animals in new ways as you learn about their nighttime habits. The event will feature visiting time with our animal residents, an educational talk from one of our expert staffers, and a light reception afterwards. This is a unique opportunity to bond with your favorite sanctuary pals as the sun begins to set and to take in the true beauty of nature.

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TiRon & Ayomari's Umbrella Experience

Coldwater Canyon Park

12601 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, 90210

6:00pm

Save the Drop LA is teaming up with the duo, TiRon & Ayomari (T/A) for a charity showcase on September 5th, 2015 at the S. Mark Taper Amphitheatre from 6 – 10 p.m., “The Umbrella Experience”, with a portion of performance proceeds to benefit water conservation in Los Angeles. High above the city lights of Hollywood, set among eucalyptus trees in Coldwater Canyon Park, S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre is the perfect venue to showcase T/A’s new album, 'The Great New Wonderful'.
T/A’s performance will feature a live 7-piece band including: two guitars, percussion, bass, drums, and keys. In addition to live music, the Experience includes DJ's - J*Davey & DJ Mathieu Schreyer (KCRW), open bar, food, live art, photo booths & other FUN activities!

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Still Life: a Solo Exhibition by Mark Jenkins

Fabien Castanier Gallery

2919 La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

6:00pm

Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present Still Life, a solo exhibition by contemporary artist Mark Jenkins and the first solo show for the artist at the gallery. Mark Jenkins is a sculptor and installation artist whose work focuses on a variety of urban and social themes, re-defining the limits of sculpture both in the public sphere, where many of his pieces have been found, to the more intimate realm of the “White Cube.” The foundation of his artwork is in the artist’s specific technique, casting objects as well as his own body (and those of others) using conventional packing tape and plastic wrap. Encompassing the actual form of these subjects with his method, he has materialized a range of characters, from translucent ducks, dogs and babies, to his most well-known clothed hyper-realistic figures.
In Still Life Jenkins presents an all-new body of work created here in Los Angeles. The collection features an evocative series of site- specific installations, including three-dimensional canvases, incorporated taxidermy, a human birdhouse and anthropomorphic stringed instruments. Akin to traditional notions of the “still life,” his sculptures capture moments that conjure their own realities, presenting tableaus that challenge one’s sense of what is real and what is not. Jenkins constructs his people, animals, children – entities commonly filled with life – into inanimate objects, frozen in bizarre postures and scenarios. By creating these unconventional situations, he re-contextualizes commonplace ideas or things and inserts them into a new landscape in which the viewer plays an integral part.

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