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Saturday, October 25

Metro Sponsors, “Pedal to the Port: A Two-Wheeled Wilmington Halloween” led by C.I.C.L.E. and Mujeres Unidas!

Banning Park

401 East M Street, Wilmington, 90744

10:00am to 1:00pm

Join Metro, CICLE and Mujeres Unidas for a costumed bicycle ride. Participants will ride to the Happy Harbor Halloween festival for waterfront festivities, performances, games and more. Grab a front row seat or saddle for this festive event for all ages. Capes and costumes encouraged, for both you and your bike!

DATE: Saturday, October 25, 2014
TIME: Meet at 10am, the ride will leave promptly at 10:30am. The ride will return to the starting location by 1 p.m.
MEETING LOCATION: 401 East M Street (at Cary Avenue), Banning Park
Wilmington, CA 90744
TRANSIT ACCESS: Metro Buses: 246 and 232. Plan your trip at metro.net.

Metro’s sponsorship of C.I.C.L.E. events helps fulfill the agency’s goals of encouraging bicycle trips and promoting safe cycling skills. C.I.C.L.E. rides are family-friendly, leisurely and led by trained Ride Leaders, an EMT, and volunteers. Prior to the ride, safe street riding and group etiquette will be reviewed to ensure smooth sailing.

More information on the ride available at CICLE.org.

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Community Altar

Pico Park

9528 Beverly Blvd., Pico Rivera, 90660

10:00am to 6:00pm

Día de los Muertos is a celebration of the memories of family and loved ones that have passed on. In honor of this celebration, the Pico Rivera Department of Parks & Recreation will be installing an altar inspired by Our Loyal Pet - Nuestras Mascotas Fieles celebrating the love and bond between pet and owner. The altar will be located in the Pico Park Community Center lobby. The Center will be accepting photos, letters, and small mementos to be included in the altar.

 

October 25 through November 8

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Our Odyssey: A Reading of Homer's Epic By the People and For the People

Los Angeles Central Library

630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

10:30am to 5:30pm

Join us for a reading of epic proportions! The words of the poet Homer were originally spoken aloud to rapt audiences who sat spellbound by tales of kings, heroes, battles and sorrow. Relive the experience of this oral tradition at the historic Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles!

Stay the whole day, or just a few hours, as community members read through all 12,000 lines of the Odyssey during this marathon reading. Notable readers will include Cloris Leachman, Rhea Perlman, Bradley Whitford, Lisa Loeb, Ricky Jay, and many others! The voice of Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta) will provide running commentary, abridging the epic poem for the audience.

 

Bring the entire family and enjoy an Odyssey puppet show in the Story Theater or craft your own puppet inspired by the epic in the breathtaking Rotunda! 

Children’s puppet shows in KLOS Story Theater (located in the Children's Literature section) will be performed at 11:30AM, 2PM, and 4PM. Puppet shows are 30 minutes long and suitable for children ages 4 and up.

Make your own Odyssey crafts in the Lodwrick M. Cook Rotunda from noon to 5PM.

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Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection (50 min)

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

10:30am

Travel back in time and discover remarkable objects that illuminate the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan. The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of samurai armor in the world, presents a treasure trove of battle gear made for high-ranking warriors and daimyo (provincial governors) of the 12th through 19th centuries. The exhibition illustrates the evolution of samurai equipment through the centuries, featuring more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, with full suits of armor, helmets and face guards, weapons, horse trappings, and other battle gear.

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