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Monday, August 4

Smoke Season Free Mondays at the Echoplex

The Echoplex

1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90026

8:00pm

Monday nights in August are free at the Echoplex, and dynamic duo Smoke Season will performing on two of these nights! The up and coming indie folk/electronica rock band will be playing August 4th and 18th with special guests to be announced. So come out with some family, friends, or even just yourself for a night of great music and vibes!

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Tuesday, August 5

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

6:30am

When the reclusive Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) announces a chance for five children to tour his candy factory, no one wants to win more than Charlie (Peter Ostrum). By a stroke of luck, he is treated to an adventure at the famously eccentric site.

Based on Roald Dahl’s bestselling Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and directed by Mel Stuart. (1971, 100 min. Rated G.)

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Wednesday, August 6

Thursday, August 7

The Haden Triplets

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

1:00pm

 Be there as Tanya, Rachel, and Petra Haden—daughters of jazz legend Charlie Haden—perform tracks off their critically hailed debut album on which they’ve collected and stripped down old-time country songs.

With gorgeous vocal harmonies and songs steeped in American roots music, the triplet master musicians “spin a sisterly folk spell” (Rolling Stone).

*Arrive early and enjoy a DJ set by Robert Mora, starting at 7:00 p.m.

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FAMILY FILM DAY AT CAAM - 'ETHNIC NOTIONS'

California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA, CA 90037

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Director and producer Marlon Riggs' documentary, “Ethnic Notions”, takes us through American history as it traces the evolution of the deeply rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice. This film explores caricatures like "Loyal Toms," "Faithful Mammies," and "Grinning Coons," that permeated popular culture from the 1820s to the 1950s. CAAM is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037. For more information visit www.caamuseum.org or call (213) 744-7432.

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THE INN AT LAGUNA BEACH PRESENTS: “Bella Vita: Famiglia, Tradizione e Surf” FOR 16TH ANNUAL ARTWALK SERIES

The Inn at Laguna Beach

211 North Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651

5:00pm to 9:00pm

THE INN AT LAGUNA BEACH PRESENTS: “Bella Vita: Famiglia, Tradizione e Surf” FOR 16TH ANNUAL ARTWALK SERIES

Meet and Greet With Award-Winning Filmmaker & Enjoy Libations at The Inn’s Pacific Terrace

The Inn at Laguna Beach celebrates the Laguna Beach ArtWalk with an exclusive evening with renowned filmmaker Jason Baffa, as he presents his latest award-winning documentary, “Bella Vita.” On Thursday, August 7, the seaside hotel will host a complimentary evening of film, art and cocktails as part of the local monthly ArtWalk series.

Guests are invited to stop by The Inn’s Pacific Terrace throughout the evening to meet and mingle with the filmmaker about his new documentary that chronicles a surfer’s journey through Italy, revealing a modern world of culture, tradition and passion. Surfer, artist and environmentalist, Chris del Moro, who the film follows on an exploration through the Italian surf scene, will also be present for interviews.

Now in its 16th year, the Laguna Beach ArtWalk celebrates the town’s diverse cultural art scene with free exhibitions at participating local galleries and establishments on the first Thursday of every month.

Additional experiences include:

- Director curated framed movie stills and behind the scenes photographs from “Bella Vita” movie production
- Wine tasting by Zio Baffa wines imported from Italy by winemaker and surfer Piergiorgio Castellani, who is also profiled in the movie
- Italian style espresso drink tastings by Vittoria Coffee, renowned Australian-Italian coffee roasters and beverage partner

Recently renovated by Classic Hotels & Resorts, The Inn’s iconic location overlooking Main Beach puts guests walking distance to all that has made Laguna the center of California cool for decades – art, surfing, fresh cuisine, sand, sun and a relaxed outdoor lifestyle.

WHEN:
Thursday, August 7, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:
The Inn at Laguna Beach
211 North Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-9722
www.innatlagunabeach.com

Admission is free; complimentary self-parking is available at The Inn at Laguna Beach, based on availability.

A free shuttle service for ArtWalk patrons is provided by the City of Laguna Beach. The stop nearest the hotel is the Laguna Art Museum. For more information, a map of shuttle stops and participating galleries, visit http://firstthursdaysartwalk.com.

Those traveling from out of town can take advantage of The Inn at Laguna Beach’s special ArtWalk weekend rate, offering a 10% discount on accommodations. For reservations, please visit www.innatlagunabeach.com and use promo code PROLBW.

About Jason Baffa:
Award winning filmmaker Jason Baffa has been working on his craft for more than 30 years. On the heels of his independent film successes with “One California Day” and “Singlefin: yellow,” Baffa continues to work as a director/director of photography and has shot multiple commercial and film assignments for advertisers, studios and other filmmakers. Baffa’s filmmaking background and work as a commercial director and cameraman, paired with his reputation as a modern surf-genre innovator, fuel Bella Vita with an intimate and romantic perspective woven among an awe-inspiring travel pictorial. www.jasonbaffafilms.com and www.bellavitafilm.com.

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