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Sunday, July 27

Polo Match at Will Rogers Memorial Park

Have your kids ever seen the “Game of Kings” played live?  It’s majestic and relaxing to lounge on a blanket with a picnic brunch or lunch and watch horses pound up and down the field right before you.  (Players often let the kids on the field between matches to meet the horses.) Learn a little bit about polo, watch a match and then hike the park or tour Will Rogers old house (he was a huge horse and polo fan).

Matches are free and open to the public all summer.  Saturdays from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic (50 min)


5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


One of the most important artists of the twentieth century, Alexander Calder revolutionized modern sculpture. Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic, with significant cooperation from the Calder Foundation, explores the artist’s radical translation of French Surrealist vocabulary into American vernacular.

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826LA@Hammer: Future Roadside Attractions of Los Angeles

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024


Ages 9–14

Students draw inspiration from places as varied as the Capitol Records building, Watts Towers, and Googie-style restaurants as they create their own city landmarks. Instructor Jayne Marie Kennedy works in television and is an avid explorer of Los Angeles.

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GOING RETRO! A Fun Salute to Music of the Early 1900s

Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Los Angeles, CA 90005


The Los Angeles Theatre Organ Society presents a unique variety show with a line-up of popular artists and musicians who will perform an upbeat program of music from the early to mid 1900s. JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS will perform barrelhouse jazz, foxtrots, ragtime pieces, standards, vaudeville from the roaring twenties and more. Her enchanting voice and interpretative take on songs will make the era come alive. Janet and her Parlor Boys will be a rare treat for the sentimentalist in all of us. TONY WILSON has performed concerts throughout the United States and in Europe, and will perform a wide variety of music on the theatre pipe organ including standards, pops, a classical piece, a unique duet with classical guitarist, Angie Hougen, and more. JOHN REED-TORRES has made a name for himself as a ragtime pianist at concerts locally and abroad, and will perform several lively and upbeat ragtime selections.

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Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024


Bouquet is a kaleidoscopic pop duo from Los Angeles, CA consisting of Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs and Max Foreman. The two set out to create a uniquely inviting, immersive sound, intoning delicate vocal harmonies to a rising, ghostlike mass of guitar, trembling synthesizer, and pulsations of early rhythm machines. Lyrics alternate between painterly portraits out of time and devastatingly simple pop tenacity to delightful effect. Bouquet's music echoes undefinable post-punk wonders Young Marble Giants and This Mortal Coil, synth heroes Cluster, and the dulcet sensibilities of Sibylle Baier and Sandy Denny. 

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Don The Beachcomber & The Origins of the American Tiki Bar & ENCHANTED ISLAND

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028


Tiki guru Sven Kirsten (Book of Tiki) gives an illustrated presentation about the charismatic world traveler who originated the Tiki Bar with his 1934 Don the Beachcomber bar (on McCadden Place across the street from the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood!). Following is cocktail tasting, a booksigning with Sven and the 1958 film ENCHANTED ISLAND.


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