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Art + Film Gala: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905Wilshire Bl., Los Angeles (323/857-6000)    www.lacma.org  On November 4, this seventh annual event, co-chaired by Leonardo DeCaprio and Eva Chow with presenting sponsor, Gucci,  will gather to honor artist Mark Bradford and filmmaker George Lucas. Proceeds from the event go towards underwriting LACMA’s initiative to make film more central to the museum’s curatorial programming while also funding its broader mission.  This includes exhibitions, acquisitions and educational programming in addition to screening that explore the intersection of art and film.

Autry Annual Gala Celebration: Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park www.TheAutry.org  Honoring Juan Felipe Herrera, United States Poet Laureate.  The annual gala includes a cocktail reception, live auction, elegant dinner and dancing under the stars.  Honoring  Mr. Herrera, the the nations first Latino poet laureate, who has produced some of the most significant writings that examine culture hybridity.  Oct. 7.

Autumn at Descanso Gardens: 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge (818/949-4200) www.descansogardens.org  When the leaves turn brilliant shades or orange, gold and red and when a hint of crispness hangs in the air, what lovelier time to revel in all the season has to offer than fall at the Gardens.  Enjoy a wide array of nature filled celebrations this September, October & November. Events include Native Plant Garden Walk, “H20,Where did You do?” shows that teach, Rain Barrel Sale, Water Agency Info Booths, Native Plant Display. Japanes Garden Festival Register for programs at the Visitor Center or by phone (818/949-7980) Some classes require advance registration.

Bhakti Fest:  Joshua Tree Retreat Center  www.bhaktifest.com  This pioneering gathering, known for non-stop yoga, kirtan, meditation, sound baths, vegetarian cuisine, healing body work, spiritual study, conscious community and transformation continues to serve as a beacon for spiritual seekers from around the world.  Sept. 6-11.

Chagall: Fantasies For The Stage: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905

Costumes by Chagall for Daphnis and Chloe

Wilshire Bl., Los Angeles (323/857-6000)    www.lacma.org  The First U. S. exhibition to spotlight the principal role that music and dance played in Marc Chagall’s artistic career.  Concentrating on four theatrical productions created over a quarter century (Aleko, The Firebird, Daphnis  and Chloe and The Magic Flute), the exhibition comprises 145 objects including 41 vibrant costumes, nearly 100 preparatory sketches, rare 1942 film footage of the original performance of Aleko; musical accompaniments for each selection and a selection of paintings depicting musicians and theatrical scenes. Artists have long been inspired to expand their practices by engaging in compelling collaborations with the ballet, theater and opera and Chagall was at the forefront of such interdisciplinary efforts among modern artists in creating inventive visual environments for the stage.  July 31-Jan. 7, 2018.

Cinema Tuesdays: Skirball Cultural Center,   2701 N. Sepulveda Bl., Los Angeles (310/440-4500) www.skirball.org  Free movies featured on the first two Tuesdays of each month, 1:30 pm.

Cuba Is:  Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars. Century City (213/5403-3000)  www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org  Revealing the complexities of Cuban life both on and off the island, the new multimedia exhibition captures a range of subjects from defiant youth known as Los Frikis to the hard-partying children of the country’s elusive 1%.  Featuring more than 120 photos that challenge historical preconceptions and enlighten its viewers to the nation’s current reality.  Sept. 9-March 4, 2018.

Culinary Events at the Gettys: Getty Center, 1200 Getty Drive off the 405.  Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades (310/440-7300) www.getty.edu/visit   The J. Paul Getty Museum is offering a number of culinary events in the coming months spotlighting the lush gardens and bountiful herbs at both locations. Tea by the Sea, at the Villa, ongoing Thursdays and Saturdays. Limited tickets.

E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit: Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 East Union Street, Pasadena (626/568-3665) pmcaonline.org  This California artist came of age during a time when women began to challenge the status quo and redefine their expected roles in society.  This exhibition showcases the work of this trailblazing female and one of California’s most significant artists.  She had a thriving career as a painter until the age of 43 when she began a pioneering new vocation as a liturgical artist and as the leader of the Monterey Guild.  The exhibition pairs the artist’s impressionistic and modernist landscapes with her ecclesiastical paintings, furnishing and other work produced for the Catholic Church.  Aug. 20-Jan. 7, 2018.

Emmy Award Costume Nominees on Display:  FIDM Museum, 919 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles (213/623-5821 x3275) info@fidmmuseum.org  Get an up close view of the wonderful costume designs on your favorite TV shows. Among the ensembles drawn from the 24 featured shows are Emmy-nominated costumes from nine titles. The more than 100 ensembles on display exemplify the technique, vision and artistry required to create the authenticity and vibrancy that bring favorite characters to life. August 22- Oct. 7.

Exhibitions and Events at the Norton Simon Museum:   Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Bl., Pasadena www.nortonsimon.org   RIP: On Art and Mourning, this intimate exhibition presents a small but moving group of seldom seen works of art that expound on the theme of mourning, Sept. 8-Nov. 27.  Film series When LA Grew Up: Galka Scheyer’s Hollywood on the Eve of WWII starts July 7.  Summer Concert Series performed on select Saturday evenings at 5:00pm.  Chess at the Museum, a drop in program every Saturday in August and September 5-7:00pm.

Extreme Mammals: The Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Bl., Los Angeles (213/763-DINO)  www.amnh.org  Exploring evolutionary standouts and oddities in the 200-million-year  history of mammals, the exhibition introduces animals many visitors will have never heard of or seen.  Vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands on activities, the exhibition examines the ancestry and evolution of species ranging from massive Colombian mammoths and and whales to minuscule monotremes and from speedy cheetahs to super slow tree sloths. The exhibit marvels at remarkable features and adaptations these animals have made over time.  May 14-Sept. 10.

Family Music and Art Making:  Getty Center, 1200 Getty Drive off the 405.  (310/440-7300) www.getty.edu/visit  Join a joyful community of music making and cultural bridge building at the Getty Center’s Garden Concerts for Kids in August featuring two award winning musicians and some of the best children’s musical artists from across the nation, Aug. 5, 6, 12, 13, 29 and 20.

Festival of Arts Fine Arts Show: 650 Laguna Canyon Road,  Laguna Beach (800/487-3378) www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org  Rated one of the top festivals in the nation, the festival hosts 140 of Orange County’s most talented artists at this professionally juried fine art show featuring a diverse selection of artwork including paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry and more. Included is nightly live music, jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, guided art tours and art workshops.  Several special one day events include the Festival Runway Fashion Show and Family Art Day. To celebrate 85 years of art, the Festival is having a birthday bash on Aug. 13 and admission to the art show will be free all day and special events take place throughout the run of the festival. July 5-Aug. 31.

Generation Wealth:  Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars. Century City (213/5403-3000)  www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org This timely, thought provoking exhibition presents the conclusions of Lauren Greenfield’s 25 year study of the world’s growing obsession with wealth. The show documents how we export the values of materialism, celebrity culture, social status and media saturation to nearly every corner of the globe.  April 8-Aug. 13.

Halloween Horror Nights and Christmas Celebrations:  Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood A living, breathing  three dimensional world of terror featuring an all new slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined Terror Tram experience. Southern California’s most extreme Halloween experience.  Sept. 15-Nov. 4. Starting this holiday season, celebrate Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with festive decor, new holiday themed food and stunning projection that wraps Hogwards castle in sparkling holiday spirit.

Happy Birthday Mr. Hockney: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Drive off the 405 (310/440-7300) www.getty.edu/visit   In celebration of the artist’s 80th birthday,  the Getty Museum presents a two part exhibition featuring Hockney;’s rarely seen self-portraits, Polaroid composites and photo collages, including the Pearblossom Hwy.  The senior curator of drawings at the Getty commented that “Hockney’s self-portraits in many ways reflect his career, exploring interests ranging from his flamboyant fashion sense to his own changing features and the consequences of ageing, but always laced with wit and deep sensitivity.   Thru Nov. 26.

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show: Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Bl., Ventura (925/392-7300) www.harvestfestival.com  Featuring more than 24,000 handmade original creations.  Nealy 300 artisans join in the showcase that combines shopping and entertainment for limitless fun with live entertainment, contests, strolling performers, demonstrations and a Kidzone with a pumpkin patch. Treasures range from stunning jewelry, ceramics, blown glass, hand-turned wood, leather goods, clothing, specialty foods, eclectic art pieces, seasonal decor, ornaments and more. Many artists can also personalize items for the perfect gift.  Oct. 6-8.

Hollywood in Havana:  Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U. S. Films:  Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 East Union St., Pasadena (626/568-3665) www.pmcaonline.org  An assemblage of nearly 40 Cuban posters publicizing Hollywood films from the 1960s to 2009.  Aug. 20-Jan. 7, 2018.

Illuminating Women in the Medieval World:  J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Drive off the 405 (310/440-7300) www.getty.edu/visit    This exhibition reveals the vibrant and complex medieval representations of women, real and imagined, who fill the texts and images within illuminated manuscripts.  Ranging from the Virgin Mary to the adulterous Bathsheba, the exhibition is divided into five sections and features a wide variety of female figures and roles June 20-Sept. 17.

IRIS Nights Lecture Series:  Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City (213/403-3000) www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org  Attendees can hear first hand from photographers featured in the newest exhibition.  Call for specifics.

Jazz at LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Bl., Los Angeles (323/857-6000)    www.lacma.org  Free jazz concerts every Friday night at 6pm at the Grand Entrance.

LAX Presents: Los Angeles International Airport  www.laxishappening.com .   Live music program where guests will be treated to a variety of live music, dance and theatrical performances and special events at Los Angeles International Airport year round. These performances aim to enrich the airport environment, ambiance and guest experience with moments of cultural enlightenment.  The performances will alternate throughout terminals to ensure an LAX guest experience that is continually fresh, exciting and inviting in the entertainment capital of the world.

Marisa Merz: The Sky Is A Great Space:  Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Bl., Westwood (310/443-7000) info@hammer.ucla.edu   Bringing together five decades of work, this exhibition explores the prodigious talent and influence of Merz’s understudied body of work.  The exhibition brings together five decades of work from her early, Arte Povera experiments with non traditional art materials and processes to the enigmatic heads and faces she created in the 1980s and 1990s to mid and late-career installations that balance intimacy with impressive scale.  The exhibition will explore the prodigious talent and influence of her understudied body of work. Thru Aug. 20.

Meet and Greet Series:  Skylight Studios, Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City (213/403-3000) www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org  Multi-media venue located directly across from the Space for Photography offers a free lecture series with attendees given the opportunity to interact one on one with the featured guest speakers.  Free. No reservations necessary.

Moonlight Sonata: Centennial Square, City of Pasadena, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena (626/793-7172 x45) www.PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org Under the stars at the iconic City Hall, the Moonlight Sonata Gala offers lush music amidst historic architecture, a silent auction  and a luxe dinner at the magically transformed Centennial Square benefiting the Pasadena Symphony and POPS.  Sept. 23.

Modern by Moonlight Tours:  Los Angeles Conservancy  info@laconservancy.org On Fridays from Aug. 11-Sept. 22, see downtown’s modern skyscrapers gleaming in the evening twilight ending at the rotating Bona Vista Lounge at the top of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites for a no-host cocktail and incredible nighttime views.

Natural History Museum Events:  900 Exposition Bl., Los Angeles (213/763-DINO) www.nhm.org  First Fridays — Walk on the Wild Side after hours features cocktails, KCRW DJ  lounge, LA bands, tours and talks…a unique adventure.  Live music and discussion series continues.  www.nhm.org/firstfridays 

New Acquisitions Feature the Kaufman Collection: Autry National Center, 4700 Heritage Way (Griffith Park) Los Angeles (323/667-2000) www.theAutry.org   Inspired by the gift of 490 paintings and sculptures, this exhibition highlights recent additions to the art collections.  Discover a powerful selection of works representing diverse peoples and perspectives including bronzes by Remington and Houser, paintings by Rick Bartow and Eanger Irving Couse, lithographs by Fritz Scholer, watercolors by David Einstein and others that reveal a set of dynamic visions of the American West.  Thru July 9, 2017.

OC Fair: 88 Fair Drive,  Costa Mesa (714/708-1500) www.ocfair.com   Whimsical images of cows licking ice cream cones and Ferris wheels made of oranges illustrate the 2017 OC Fair theme, Farm Fresh Fun. In The Hangar, fans will welcome the return of Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, Aug; 6. Metal fans will enjoy a unique tribute performances from Metalachi – The World’s Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band July 23 and Zeppelin Live – A Live Rock Tribute to Led Zeppelin, Aug. 5.  Five days of rodeo action in the Action Sports Arena Aug. 2-6. Master chocolatier, Stephane Treand, will serve up French treats and culinary masterpieces in the OC Promenade during the entire run of the fair. Celebrating the country’s rich relationship with agriculture the 127th annual fair opens on July 14-Aug. 13.

Odd Market at Casa Vertigo: 1828 Oak St., Los Angeles www.laeventco.com/odd-market  A new and inspired event continues each Sunday featuring up to 88 hand-picked crafters, live music and gourmet food trucks.  Visitors of all ages will enjoy a full day of shopping, exploration and fun in the comfort of a historic indoor venue, originally the stunning Odd Fellows Temple.

Ojai  Playwrights Conference:  www.ojaiplays.org Celebrating its 20th year,  one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country features an extraordinary program of playwrights, new play workshop presentations and special performance events from Aug. 6-13 in Ojai.  In addition to the presentation of new play workshops, prominent artists from the theatre community appear in engaging public forums for an exchange of ideas on a range of cultural and artistic subjects.

Orange County  Marathon Relay:   Mike Ward Community Park, Irvine  www.Laceuprunningseries.com The Lexus LaceUp Running Series Orange County Walk for a Cause will donate proceeds to the American Diabetes Association.  A 5K walk will take place Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m., one of four 2017 LaceUp Running Series events.  Registration starts at $25.

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Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA  Plus:  Getty Center, 1200 Getty Drive off the 405 (310/440-7300) www.getty.edu/visit  An abundance of riches from the Americas, Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas, on display including the development of gold working and other luxury arts in the ancient Americas from approximately 1000 BC to the arrival of Europeans in the early 16th century.  (Sept. 16-Jan. 28, 2018).  The exhibition also features results from the first comprehensive technical study of artworks by abstract artists working in Argentina and Brazil in the 1940s and 50s, Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. (Sept. 16-Feb. 11).  Photography in Argentina, 1850-2010: Contradiction and Continuity, nearly 300 works by 60 artists spanning the history of the photographic medium. (Sept. 16-Jan. 28, 2018).

LA/LA at LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Bl., Los Angeles (323/857-6000)    www.lacma.org   Home– So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957 features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists from the late 1950s to the present who have used the deceptively simple of idea of home as a powerful lens through which to view the profound socioeconomic and political transformations in the hemisphere, thru Oct. 15. Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz, a major retrospective of one of the most influential Los Angeles artists of the 1970s and 80s.    Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915-1985:  a groundbreaking exhibition and accompanying book about design dialogues between California and Mexico, Sept. 17-April 1, 2018. Painted in Mexico: Pinxit Mexici, 1700-1790, a groundbreaking exhibition devoted to 18th century Mexican painting, Nov. 19-March 18, 2018.

An exhibition exploring the architecture of six capital cities in Latin America, 1830-1930: Buenos Aires, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and Santiago de Chile in The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830-1930, (Sept. 16-January 7, 2018). More than 60 works of Video Art in Latin America from the 1960s until today (Sept. 16-Dec. 16) on view at LAXART, 7000 Santa Monica Bl., Hollywood www.laxart.org.  The Santa Barbara Museum of Art will be participating, along with two other curating organizations at six venues throughout the Santa Barbara area. More than 65 art galleries throughout Southern California will participate in the exploration of Latin American and Latino art that launches on Sept. 15 and runs though Jan. 2018  www.pacificstandardtime.org/ 

FREE DAY LONG PUBLIC LAUNCH PARTY: Grand Park, Sept. 14, noon-10pm, 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Metro Access.  Music and dance performances,  local food trucks and a themed bar.  An opportunity to learn more about PST:LA/LA’s vast array of exhibitions and programs from museums, performing arts organizations and other partnering institutions across Southern California.

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Pageant of the Masters: Irvine Bowl at the Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach (800/487-3378) www.PageantTickets.com   In the 17th and 18th centuries, the desire to experience the world’s great art firsthand inspired the European tradition of continental travel of the Grand Tour.  Inspired to set out on pilgrimages by land and sea to the great cultural centers of Europe, and eventually the globe, those early travelers often risked life and limb to stand in the presence of masterpieces.  It’s that original dedication to expanding one’s horizons by visiting the great art centers of Europe that fueled the Pageant Director’s excitement and research as she fine-tuned plans for this summer’s production, The Grand Tour. Works will include the masterpieces of da Vinci, Tiepolo, Longhi, Watteau, Reynolds and Romney, and Americans including Singer Sargent.  With the coming of new transportation, it was possible for travelers to enjoy international theatrical possibilities and showmanship. This unique performance creating living pictures, faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original works of art.  July 7-Aug. 31.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Solar Eclipse Viewing: 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs (888/515-TRAM) www.pstramway.com Memorial Day Weekend marks the official start of the summer season with extended holiday hours, late evening weekend trams and early morning Friday trams. View the Great American Solar Eclipse at the Tramway which will open early  on August 21.  Ticket sales begin a6t 7:30 a.m. with the first tram car at 8:00 a.m. The eclipse begins at 9:00 a.m.  and reaches its peak at 10:25 a.m.  NASA-approved solar-viewing glasses will be provided for the first 50 people along with a telescope with solar filter.

Paul Simon: Words & Music: Skirball Cultural Center,  2701 N. Sepulveda Bl., Los Angeles (310/440-4500) info@skirball.org  Making its only West Coast stop, the traveling exhibition curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum highlights the artist’s creative process and illustrates how his music has reflected social and cultural ideals. On view will be instruments, records, sheet music, handwritten lyrics, photography, costumes and stage maquettes as well as listening stations and performance footage spanning Simon’s six-decade career. April 27-Sept. 10, 2017.

Public Gardens of Santa Barbara: Tour these spectacular gardens but check websites in advance. Casa del Herrero www.casadelherrero.com; Ganna Walska Lotusland www.lotusland.org; Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden  www.santabarbaraca.gov/Parks/parks_passive_main.html; Santa Barbara Botanic Garden www.sbbg.org 

Public Programs and Exhibitions at The Huntington: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Rd.,  www.huntington.org    An assortment of fascinating topics and displays with talks and book signings, garden tips, music, film, lectures, exhibitions and tours.

Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Bl., Los Angeles (323/857-6000)    www.lacma.org    The artists first full scale museum exhibition in Los Angeles.  Featured are photographs from 10 bodies of work. Aug. 20-Nov. 26.

Sizzling Summer Nights: Autry National Center, 4700 Heritage Way (Griffith Park) Los Angeles (323/667-2000) www.theAutry.org  Dance the night away with LAs best salsa and Latin fusion bands at this popular summer series.  The outdoor parties include free lessons with award winning salsa instructor Orlando Delgado, access to museum galleries and a separate children’s dance floor and more.  Reservations are recommended. Thursday nights through Aug. 17.

Skirball Cultural Center’s Concerts and Events:  2701 N. Sepulveda Bl., Los Angeles (310/440-4500)  www.skirball.org Free Sunset Concerts,Thursday evenings, July 27-Aug. 31, 8:00pm.  Coinciding with the latest exhibition, Paul Simon: Words & Music, on view through Sept. 3, the new season draws inspiration from Simon’s pioneering efforts to bring world music to pop audiences while building bridges across cultures.  The lineup of artists ranged from contemporary American folk musicians and the leading lady of Afro- Cuban jazz to bluesy Caribbean roots pioneers, an Anglo-Nigerian electropop ensemble and a multigenerational Afro Venezuelan song, drum and dance collective, Thursdays July 27-Aug. 31.  Upcoming new exhibition, Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico celebrating Mexican-American born journalist, art historian and anthropologist of Latvian Jewish descent who played a great role in introducing Mexican art and culture to American audiences.  More than 150 object include artworks by Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Edward Weston, Jean Charlot and Frida Kahlo.  The exhibition underscores her efforts to build cultural understanding between the United States and Mexico.  Sept. 14- Feb. 25, 2018.

Spring Wear LACMA Collection:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art,  5905 Wilshire Bl, Los Angeles (323/857-6000) www.thelacmastore.org Featured are new designs by Kendall Conrad, Lena Wald and Outerknown.  An initiative of the museum’s Director’s Circle.   This is an art and fashion project featuring unique edition pieces created by Los Angeles’s designers and inspired by the museum’s permanent collection.  Begins June 7.

Standing Rock: Art and Solidarity:  The Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles (323/667-2000)  https://theautry.org/exhibitions/standing-rock-art-and-solidarity In April 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota launched a large public campaign to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  Over subsequent months  an unprecedented movement developed among allies from hundreds of other indigenous nations as well as large numbers of non-Native activists, organized around the Dakota/Lakota principle “Mni Wiconi,” translated as “Water is Life.”  Artists joined in this effort, producing works that connected this issue to broader questions of resource use, climate change and tribal sovereignty.  May 20-Feb. 18, 2018.

Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor:  Norton Simon Museum, 411 West Colorado Bl., Pasadena www.nortonsimon.org  This exhibition marks the centenary of Degas’s death by presenting the museum’s entire collection of bronze modeles for the first time, Nov. 1-April 9, 2018.

Taste of Downtown Culver City: Centennial Grand Finale: Downtown Culver City, between Culver and Washington Blvds and Duquesne Ave., Aug,. 16, 5-9 pm. Ticketed outdoor tasting event…a world of great food that can be tasted for one low price.  Enjoy live music family fun and more.  More than 20 culinary participants.

The Story of P-22:  Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Bl.,  Los Angeles  The story of L.A’s most famous Feline who crossed both the 405 freeway and 101 freeway  beginning with his journey from Malibu to Griffith Park.  The installation on view beginning July 21 will examine what the mountain lion eats, how he maps his territory why and how scientists study him and survival challenges and more.

Tiffany Favrile Glass: Masterworks: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Rd.,  www.huntington.org     Thirty two exquisite glass vases designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, on loan from a private collection, will survey the full range of Tiffany Favrile  glass vase production from experimental pieces made in the 1890s to the widely admired peacock vases produced in the early 20th century.  Oct. 7-Feb. 26, 2018.

Titanic in Photographs:  Queen Mary, Port of Long Beach www.queenmary.com/tours-exhibits/titanic-in-photographs/  Nearly 100 period photographs are displayed, guiding the visitor through the immersive story of Titanic, from conception to her tragic demise.  The exhibit offers a comprehensive, educational view of one of the most memorable moments in history, a story that continues to captivate the public’s imagination more than 100 years later.  Also included are display cabinets containing more than 150 genuine artifacts from Titanic, her identical twin sister Olympic and the rescue ship, Carpathia and much more.

UCLA Public Arts Program:  UCLA Westwood campus (310/825-2101)  www.arts.ucla.edu/calendars and www.tickets.ucla.edu     Programs include distinguished lectures by luminaries such as Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne and Phillipe Vergne, student exhibitions showing work from UCLA’s top ranked fine arts programs, student performances directed by renowned faculty and the rich offerings of the Fowler Museum, the Hammer Museum and the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA.  Many of the events are free and all are open to the public.

Wallis Annenberg PetSpace:  12005 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista  This unique space is dedicated  to pet adoptions, educational programming and the science behind the human-animal bond.   For animal lovers, come by and learn about this unique service which includes high tech adoption platforms, scientific information about why pets have evolved to be our best friends.  Health and rescue services for dogs, cats and rabbits using advanced technologies.  Community spaces, meetings and ongoing workshops and programs.

Your Ticket to Santa Barbara Car Free Experiences:  www.SantaBarbaraCarFree.org  The City’s award winning project with more than 100 community partners dedicated to making car free vacations care-free.