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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Events this week in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.

Events this week in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.

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Brentwood School Presents

Summer at Brentwood

2013 Registration begins Monday, February 11

East Campus of Brentwood School, 100 S. Barrington Pl, Brentwood

Summer at Brentwood is a day program that provides a safe and nurturing environment where students entering Kindergarten-12th Grade can engage in a broad range of classes, sports, and activities within a vibrant and diverse community. We offer Day Camp,Sport Camp, Middle Division Academic and Service Camps, Upper Division Credit Courses. Programs begin at 8am and we offer extended care until 5pm. Registration and detailed information online: www.summeratbrentwood.com 310-873-1045

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Film

LACMA

Series: Tuesday Matinees

Tuesdays at 1 pm

LACMA, Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Tickets $2

Every Tuesday, LACMA screens a Hollywood classic on 35mm. Tickets: $2 seniors; $4 for general admission.

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Upcoming Events

La Canada Flintridge

Camellia Festival

Saturday & Sunday, February 9 & 10

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge

In the gloom of winter, camellias add a brilliant pop of color to brighten overcast days. The Camellia Festival is an annual celebration of this winter bloomer filled with faeries, flower tours and a salute to this plant which we use for tea.

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Culver City

Downtown Culver City's Third Wednesday

Wednesday, February 20, 5 - 9 pm

Downtown Culver City, Culver and Washington Blvds & Dusquene Ave, Culver City

'Tis the season at the 2nd annual "Downtown Culver City Third Wednesday 'Holiday Happy Hour.'" Celebrate yuletide spirit and goodwill for all under the sparkling lights of the boulevards and the Culver City Christmas Tree. The Other Reindeer carolers are sure to put you in a festive mood with a medley of classic Christmas tunes, and the outdoor Holiday Ice Rink will offer its Third Wednesday-only "2-for-1 Skate Special."* Make merry with free samples, discounts and a sleigh-full of beer specials at area bars and dining establishments. Stuff your stocking using Third Wednesday discounts from Downtown's one-of-a-kind specialty stores.

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Los Angeles

GALLERY TALK: Alec Brooks - Engineering for Extreme Efficiency

Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 pm

Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Vehicles powered by very limited energy resources like human power, solar power, and batteries force a focus on energy efficiency. Alec Brooks, the Efficient Energy Systems CTO for the technology solutions provider AeroVironment, has spent his career pursing these goals in many areas of personal transportation including solar aircraft, human-powered land and water vehicles, the record-breaking GM Sunraycer solar race car, and the GM Impact concept car that paved the way for GM's production electric car, the EV1. Join Dr. Brooks at the Petersen Automotive Museum for a presentation on the developmental partnership between AeroVironment and GM that began with the Sunraycer and culminated in the EV1 (on display).

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La Canada Flintridge

Valentine's Day at Descanso Gardens

Thursday, February 14 (see website for times)

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge

Cupid comes to the Gardens for Valentine's Day. Bring your beloved for a ramble among the camellias, a romantic tour and an evening to remember. And don't be surprised if your love life gets a pick-me-up from Cupid's arrow!

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

41st Annual Camellia Show

Saturday & Sunday, February 9 & 10, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino

Hundreds of gorgeous blooms will compete for top honors at The Huntington's 41st annual Camellia Show, co-sponsored by the Southern California Camellia Society. In addition to displays of award-winning flowers, a wide selection of camellia plants will be available for purchase. Make a day of it by exploring acres of blooming camellias in the North Vista, Japanese Garden, and Chinese Garden areas. Admission to the show and sale areas is free. Friends' Hall.

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Chinatown Los Angeles

114th Annual Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival

Saturday & Sunday, February 16 & 17

Chinese New Year Festival, 943-951 N. Broadway, Los Angles

Get ready for one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in the country as Los Angeles Chinatown kicks off the Year of the Dragon in a big way. Enjoy hundreds of spectacular floats, decked out cars, dancers and bands as they parade down the heart of Chinatown. The Lunar New Year Festival commences after the parade with cultural performances by some of the nation's best Chinese acts. Enjoy one or several cultural workshops and sample the many gourmet food trucks at the event. Wildly popular Cupcake Wars will be on hand with 1000 Chinese New Year themed cupcakes for attendees to enjoy. The Chinese New Year Festival is free and open to all ages.

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Hammer Presents

Chinese New Year Festival

Sunday, February 10, 2 pm

Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Westwood
Admission & Program FREE!

Ring in the Year of the Snake at the Hammer's Chinese New Year's Day festival. Make or decorate your own paper lantern, learn to write Chinese characters, discuss the Los Angeles Chinese food scene with Pulitzer Prize-winning L.A. food critic Jonathan Gold, and enjoy a concert of traditional Chinese music by the Music of China Ensemble of UCLA. Ammo at the Hammer will have a selection of Asian teas and Chinese inspired fare available for purchase.

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Music

Sunday Music at LACMA

Sunday Live Music at LACMA

Every Sunday at 6 pm

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Free Admission

Join the Los Angeles County Museum of Art every Sunday for an amazing array of musial performances. From Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra to Classical Pianists. It is the way to spend an evening.

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Family Fun

Westwood

The Flagship Show

Saturday, February 16, 11 am

Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Westwood

While many children's theater troupes tell stories to kids, the Geffen Playhouse Story Pirates believe that every child has a story to tell - especially yours! The process begins by collecting stories from local kids, and whether it's a world where cats can fly or a rock opera about fuzzy alien tickle monsters, the Pirates will turn any short story into a hilarious sketch comedy musical.

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Westwood

Kids in the Courtyard: Purim Party!

Sunday, February 24, 1 - 4 pm

Fowler Museum At UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave, Westwood
FREE

Revel in Purim, a Jewish holiday that celebrates the story of courageous Queen Esther. Dress up like royalty, and eat hamantashen--a delicious jam-filled cookie. Rattle your handmade noisemaker while you listen to this exciting story about bravery, deceit, and the triumph of good. Inspired by Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews.

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Westwood

Family Flicks Film Series: Raggedy Ann & Andy A Musical Adventure

Sunday, February 17, 11 am

Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Westwood
Free

Everyone's favorite redheaded rag dolls come to animated life in this bright and bouncy family gem. As in the later Toy Story (1995), everything is happy routine for the toys in a little girl's bedroom until the arrival of a new plaything leads to a mishap, forcing Raggedy Ann and Andy out into the world on a rescue mission.

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Westwood

Sunday Afternoons for Kids | Dr. Scribb's Fantastical Card Combinatorium

Sunday, February 17, 12 noon

Armand Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Westwood
Admission FREE.

Guided by a deck of cards featuring literary devices, dramatic themes, and mysterious objects, students race against the clock, earn points by creating collaborative writing projects, and maybe win a fabulous prize. Led by Sarah Brin, a writer and experience designer; Jeff Watson, an artist, designer, and educator at the USC Game Innovation Lab; and Simon Wiscombe, an interactive artist and game designer at USC.

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