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VARIOUS LOCATIONS - ADDITIONAL FEBRUARY ARTS/PERFORMANCE-RELATED EVENTS:
February 2 - USC Visions and Voices Series Programs. The Met in HD: George Bizet's Carmen. The USC School of Cinematic Arts will present a delayed satellite broadcast from The Met of George Bizet's "Carmen," his masterpiece about a woman who lives
by her own rules, one of the most frequently-staged operas in the world. The screening is free, but an RSVP is required and can be made via the Visions and Voices website. The pre-opera discussion will take place at noon hosted by Ken Cazan, and the opera broadcast will begin
at 1 p.m. in the Norris Cinema Theatre on the USC campus. Running time is approximately 3 hours, 21 minutes in French with English subtitles. Reservations required. Information: www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices.
February 2 and 3 - Museums Free-For-All Days. On February 2 and 3, dozens of Southern California museums will open their doors to the public free of charge. The offer is for general museum admission and does not include admission to special exhibits, where applicable. Some museums
will be participating on Saturday, some on Sunday and some both days. Check website for participating museums. Information: www.socalmuseums.org/free-for-all.
February 6 - Jim J's Jukebox at the Beverly Hills Library. The 22nd season of the lectures by American Songbook buff Jim Jimirro (founding president of The Disney Channel and current Chairman of the Board of National Lampoon) continues at
7 p.m. in the Beverly Hills library 2nd floor auditorium, 444 N. Rexford Drive. Lectures cover facts, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and music from his collection. Information: (310) 288-2244 or
February 6 - The Future of Music in Los Angeles: A Symposium for the Music Scene of Los Angeles. Los Angeles continues to change as a music community - in a wide variety of ways. The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is spearheading a new city-wide music presentation and lecture
series for 2019: Music x Ideas x Space = Compose LA. The kickoff event for the series will be co-hosted by UCLA, a symposium featuring panels and presentations by LA's leading composers, festival producers and music industry professionals. Conversations will be held on the state of artist-led DIY music spaces in LA, new models
for festivals and formats for creating a thriving music scene, the rise of LA's nightlife/nighttime economies, and interviews with artists about the challenges and opportunities for making music in LA. The event will take place from noon - 6 p.m. at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. See
additional details on UCLA site; Eventbrite reservation link also available via UCLA page with details about other programs. Information: http://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/events, or
www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu, go to event list.
February 7 and 28 - Platicas at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents a variety of lectures and discussions throughout the year. On February 7 - Process and Place Artist Roundtable. The program from 7 - 9 p.m. will include a panel discussion of the creative process in the context of representing people and the places in
which they live. Panel will be moderated by Betty Avila. On February 28, Platica: Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer with Ruben Funkahuatl Guevara. Guevara was a pioneer of Chicano rock who performed with Frank Zappa, Tina Turner, Celia Cruz and others, though he is best known as the front man of the 1970s experimental rock band Ruben and The
Jets. He will be discussing his book of the same name from 7 - 9 p.m. LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is located at 501 North Main Street in Los
Angeles. Information: (213) 542-6259, www.lapca.org or
February 10 - Sunday Studio at MOCA. Sunday Studio: Jimena Sarno. Explore the museum's art and make your own with multidisciplinary artist Jimena Sarno in collaboration with the MOCA Teen Program. Sunday Studios is MOCA's free drop-in event featuring art workshops
for makers of all ages and experience levels. The afternoon includes family-friendly tours in the museum, arts projects, a Toddler Town and more. The program will take place from 1 - 4 p.m. at MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 South
Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Information: (213) 621-1745 or www.moca.org.
February 12 - USC Thornton School of Music Programs. Hearing Wellness for Musicians. The USC Thornton's Musician's Wellness Initiative will present a wellness session on the overview of the anatomy and physiology of hearing and how loud sound damages the ear, which affects hearing. The program will take place
at 7 p.m. in the Alice and Eleanore Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall on the USC campus. Information: (213) 740-6935 or www.usc.edu/music.
February 13 and 20 - UCLA Hammer Museum Programs. On February 13, screening of "United Skates," with Q&A. As the country's last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, United Skates spotlights a community of thousands who fight in a racially charged environment to save the
underground African American subculture of roller skating. The documentary examines the underappreciated world that has been formative to black music and culture. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammer Museum. Free tickets are required and may be obtained at the box office beginning
one hour prior to the program, one ticket per person. Also on February 20 at 7:30 p.m.: Flux, Winter 2019 - the screening series celebrates outstanding short films and music videos from around the world. The UCLA Hammer Museum is located at 10899 Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood. Information: (310) 443-7000 or
February 16 - South Pasadena Winter Arts Crawl. The South Pasadena Winter Arts Crawl will take place from 5 - 9 p.m. along Mission Street
and the South Pasadena business district. There will be open galleries, art activities, live music, open houses, food
trucks and more. This year's winter event takes place two days after Valentine's Day with the theme "All You Need is Love." Information: (626) 441-2339 or http://southpasadena.net.
February 21 - UCLA Lectures/Symposia. Popular Music and Holocaust Commemoration in Israel. Visiting professor Uri Dorchin will examine the playing of popular music during events commemorating National Holocaust Memorial Day in
Israel. The program will take place at 1 p.m. in Room 1439, Schoenberg Music Building, on the UCLA campus. See additional details on website. Information: www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu
February 22, 23 and 24 - Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts. The 59th annual juried festival will take place on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Hillcrest Church, 2000 West Road in La Habra Heights. There will be a variety of sculpture,
photography, paintings, ceramics, fiber art, jewelry and other works on display, musical entertainment and food available for purchase. Information:
(562) 947-3755, www.hillcrest-church.org or
March 5 - 10th Annual Creative Edge Lecture. Each spring Arts Orange County presents the Creative Edge lecture to bring together business, arts, and education communities to learn about and discuss the value of creativity in all endeavors. This year's lecture will take place
on March 5 at 10 a.m at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on the UC Irvine campus. The lecture will feature Vijay Gupta, musician, MacArthur Fellow and founder and artistic director of Street Symphony, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing musical engagement, dialogue and teaching artistry for
homeless and incarcerated communities in Los Angeles. The lecture will include a string quartet performance by Orange County high school students led by Gupta and will conclude with a panel discussion. Admission is free but reservations are required. Information:
www.sparkoc.com or http://artsoc.org/lecture.htm.
LONG BEACH - KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (TURN)TABLE. Knights of the Round (Turn)Table is a new monthly event modeled after a book club. Each month a different historically significant album is chosen, and participants listen to both sides and discuss it. Back in the day,
people used to listen to the records while staring at the album artwork and liner notes. The programs seek to recreate this experience in the company of other music lovers. The February program will take place on February 28 and will feature Neil Young's album "Harvest." Discussion will be led by
Derik Lason. The event takes place from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Long Beach Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Avenue. Information: (562) 595-0081 or
LONG BEACH - SHAKESPEARE ALOUD. "Shakespeare Aloud." Each month Shakespeare Aloud hosts readings of Shakespeare's plays. Community members are invited to participate as readers or audience members.
Events will take place at 1 p.m. (until about 3 p.m.) at the Los Altos Neighborhood Library, 5614 Britton Drive. Though some copies of the materials will be available, readers are encouraged to bring their
own copies of the plays. Upcoming readings will be: February 23 - Henry VI, Part II, second half, March 2 - Henry VI, Part III, first half, March 16 - Henry VI, Part III, second half,
April 6 - Henry VIII, first half, April 20 - Henry VIII, second half, May 4 - Julius Caesar, first half and May 18 - Julius Caesar, second half. Information: (562) 985-7000 or
LOS ANGELES COUNTY (VARIOUS LOCATIONS) - AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH/BLACK HISTORY MONTH. February is African American Heritage Month/Black History Month. A schedule of events in the Los Angeles area should be posted
soon at the website listed. Information: www.culturala.org, click Heritage Month Celebrations, or
LOS ANGELES COUNTY(VARIOUS LOCATIONS) - L.A. OPERA "OPERA TALKS." "Opera Talks" are 50-minute inte ractive presentations led by members of LA Opera's speakers bureau. The talks take place monthly at a number of Los Angeles County libraries, and upcoming dates are listed here. Phone numbers included are for the library in which
the lecture takes place. February programs will include: February 3 - Crowell Library, San Marino at 2 p.m. Topic: The Clemency of Titus, (626) 300-0777;
February 5 - Redondo Beach Library at 6:30 p.m. Topic: Love Themes, (310) 372-1171; February 9 - El Dorado Neighborhood Library, Long Beach, at 2 p.m. Topic: The Clemency of Titus, (562) 570-3136;
February 11 - Burbank Buena Vista Branch Library at 7 p.m. Topic: The Clemency of Titus, (818) 238-5620; February 12 - Platt Library, Woodland Hills, at 6:15 p.m. Topic: The Clemency of Titus, (818) 340-9386;
February 16 - Santa Monica Public Library at 2 p.m. Topic: The Clemency of Titus, (310) 458-8600;
February 21 - Westwood Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. Topic: The Clemency of Titus, (310) 474-1739. Information: (213) 972-3157 or www.laopera.org, go to "Community."
TORRANCE - ARTFUL DAYS LECTURES. The lectures on a variety of art-related topics take place on the first Tuesday of the month from 12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m. at either the Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive, or the George Nakano Theater, 3330 Civic Center Drive at the Torrance
Civic Center. Lectures are presented by art historian Mary Drobny. Upcoming topics/dates TBA. Information: (310) 618-2376 or www.torranceca.gov, search "Artful Days."
VARIOUS LOCATIONS - TARGET FREE MUSEUM DAYS. Target generously sponsors many free museum day programs throughout Southern California. The following locations offer free museum days sponsored by Target: In Los Angeles, there is the First Sundays program at
the California African American Museum
in Exposition Park (Information: (213) 744-2132 or www.caamuseum.org) and the Target Free Second Saturdays program at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo (Information: (213) 625-0414 or
www.janm.org). Similar programs are also offered
at the Children's Museum in La Habra, the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, and the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach. The Children's Museum, 301 S. Euclid, offers Target Free 1st Saturdays. Information: (562) 905-9793 or
www.lahabracity.com/section.cfm?id=41. At the Museum of Latin American
Art, 628 Alamitos, Target Free Sundays are every Sunday of the month with free admission and special programs. Information: (562) 437-1689 or www.molaa.org. The Orange County Museum of Art offers Target Free Second Saturdays, with free admission and family-friendly
activities. Information: (949) 759-1122 or www.ocma.net. Also, check the LACMA website for the next Target Free Holidays Monday at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Information: (323) 857-6000 or
The following is a partial listing of art walks. It is recommended that you confirm the availability of all events prior to attending since days and times may change periodically.
ANAHEIM - Downtown Anaheim ArtCrawl Experience. This event takes place quarterly on the second Saturday of the month from 5 - 8 p.m. The progressive art walk
will begin at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 Center Street. The next event will take place in February. Information: (714) 956-3586 or
www.downtownanaheim.com, go to "Events" or "ArtCrawl Experience."
CLAREMONT - Art After Hours at Pomona College Museum of Art.
The event takes place most Thursdays at the Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Avenue, from 5 - 11 p.m. May include entertainment,
special exhibits, student presentations or other programs, and the event is usually during the school year. Information: (909) 621-8283 or www.collegescalendar.org
COVINA - First Saturday Citrus Art Walk. The new First Saturday Citrus ArtWalk will take place on the first Saturday of each month from 3 - 7 p.m. on Citrus Avenue in
downtown Covina. There will be art displays and a variety of dance/music performances. Information: www.covinaca.gov
FULLERTON - First Friday Art Walk.
Every first Friday of the month from 6 - 9 p.m. in Downtown Fullerton. Art events and exhibition openings; map available
on website. Information: (714) 879-1993 or http://www.fullertonartwalk.com
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Third Wednesdays Art Walk. ArtWalk will take place every third Wednesday of the month from 6 - 9 p.m. in downtown Huntington Beach on Main Street,
Fifth Street and a number of individual locations. Maps will be available at each art stop. Information: (714) 536-8300 or http://www.hbdowntown.com
LAGUNA BEACH - First Thursdays Art Walk.
Every first Thursday of the month from 6 - 9 p.m. in downtown Laguna. Information: (949) 683-6871 or http://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com
LONG BEACH - Second Saturday Art Walk in the East Village Arts District.
Every second Saturday of the month from 4 - 10 p.m. Art, street performances, and music in the East Village Arts District area,
Linden Ave., 1st Street, Broadway, Elm. Information: (562) 682-9735 or http://www.artwalklb.com
LONG BEACH (BIXBY KNOLLS) - First Fridays on Atlantic Avenue. Art, a variety of entertainment and other exhibits
along Atlantic Avenue in Bixby Knolls on the first Friday of each month. Information: (562) 595-0081 or www.firstfridayslongbeach.com
LONG BEACH - 3rd Thursday Artwalk at Shoreline Village. Shoreline Village, 423 Shoreline Village Drive, holds an artwalk every third Thursday of the month from
5 - 9 p.m. The event includes art, music, and food and drink specials at participating restaurants. Information: (562) 437-3734 or www.shorelinevillage.com
LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - Downtown L.A.
Artwalk. Every second Thursday of the month from noon - 9 p.m.
Information: (213) 624-6212 or www.downtownartwalk.com
LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - Leimert Park Village Art Walk. The Leimert Park Village Art Walk takes place every last Sunday of the
month along the streets of 43rd Place and Degnan Boulevard from 2 - 8 p.m. Local cultural spaces, art studios and storefronts will host art exhibits, spoken word and music programs, children's activities and more.
LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - Miracle Mile Art Walk. More than 40 galleries and museums hold the ArtWalk four times a year. See website for quarterly
details. Information: (323) 651-3512, www.miraclemileartwalk.com or
LOS ANGELES (NORTHEAST) - Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) Artwalk. Every second Saturday of the month in the Highland Park
area of Northeast Los Angeles from 7 - 10 p.m. Information: www.nelaart.org
LOS ANGELES (WEST) - Annenberg Space For Photography. Not an artwalk, but regular exhibits, lectures and slide shows in a space "dedicated to exhibiting digital and
print photography in an intimate environment." Located at 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Century City. Current exhibit through the summer is on country music. Information: (213) 403-3000 or
ONTARIO - Ontario Emporia Arts District ArtWalk and Studio Tour. The ArtWalk and Studio Tour takes place the third Saturday of every other month from 6 - 10 p.m. at
211 - 223 Emporia Street and 119 W. Transit Street in Ontario. No information yet on upcoming dates. Information: (909) 437-6962
POMONA - Metro Pomona Art Walk. Music, food and art every second Saturday of the month in the Pomona Arts
Colony off Garey Avenue between Holt and Mission Boulevard. Hours are from 6 - 9 p.m. Information: (909) 261-5004 or www.metropomona.com
RIVERSIDE - First Thursdays Arts Walk. Arts Walk is from 6 - 9 p.m. in the downtown Riverside area; includes Riverside Museum.
Information: (951) 682-6737, (951) 826-5273, www.riversideculturalconsortium.org or
SAN CLEMENTE - Village Art Fair. First Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. along Avenida Del Mar. Information: (949) 218-5378 or
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Second Saturday Art Fair. Over 50 juried fine artists, craftsmen and musicians along the sidewalks of downtown SJC from the Mission to Los Rios
Street, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Information: (949) 493-4700 or www.sjcartfair.org
SANTA ANA - Downtown Santa Ana Artists
Village Open House. Every first Saturday of the month from 7 - 10
p.m., Second and Broadway area. Exhibits and occasional performances vary from
month to month. Information: (714) 564-5625, www.aplaceforart.org
SANTA ANA - Santiago Art District ArtWalk. Artwalks are on the third Saturday of the month beginning at 7 p.m. in the Santiago Art District at Santiago Street Lofts, Santa Ana Boulevard between
Santiago Street and Poinsettia Street. Parking at Santa Ana Train Depot.
SAN PEDRO - First Thursday ArtWalk. On the first Thursday of each month, open galleries and studios, street vendors and entertainment in the downtown San
Pedro arts district. Event is from 6 - 9 p.m. in downtown San Pedro between 4th and 8th Streets. There also are periodic Third Saturday artwalks from 2 - 6 p.m., with more than 30 galleries and studios plus guided
tours. Information: www.1stthursday.net
TEMECULA - First Friday Art Showcases. First Friday programs in 2018 will take place on Oct. 5 and Nov. 2. Artist meet and greet from 6 - 7 p.m., plus display of featured
artist works at The Merc, 42051 Main Street, and Art Off the Walls from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main Street. Information: (951) 694-6480 or www.temeculaca.gov
UPLAND - Artists on "A" Street. Over 20 different types of art for show and sale every last Saturday of the month at the corner of
"A" Street and 3rd Avenue. No time listed. Information: (909) 931-4100, (909) 204-4465 or www.ci.upland.ca.us
VENICE - Venice Art Crawl. The Venice Art Crawl takes place quarterly on the third Thursday of month from 6 - 10 p.m. at locations north and south of Windward Avenue. Visit site for
current locations and upcoming dates. Information: www.veniceartcrawl.com.
WHITTIER - Whittier Art Stroll Uptown. The Whittier Art Stroll Uptown takes place from 5 - 9 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. The event includes art from more than 40 artists, plus live music, treats, a variety of vendors and more. A variety of events are hosted primarily at
local businesses. The event takes place in Historic Uptown Whittier, Greenleaf Avenue and vicinity (a map is available on the Facebook page). Information: www.artstrolluptown.com or
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FREE MUSEUM DAYS
The following is a partial listing of free museum days. It is recommended that you confirm the availability of all events/open days prior to visiting the museum since free entry days and times may change periodically.
BOWERS MUSEUM - First Sunday of the month - family programs are generally from
about 12:30 - 3 p.m. (see concert pages). Museum address is 2002 N. Main Street in Santa Ana. Please note: museum admission is no longer free during the first Sunday programs. Information: (714) 567-3100 or
BROAD MUSEUM - The Broad is LA's new contemporary art museum. It is located in downtown Los Angeles on Grand Avenue next to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The museum is closed on Monday; hours vary on other days of the week. Advanced tickets may be reserved online,
or there is an onsite standby line each day for admission on a first-come basis. See website for additional details. Information: (213) 232-6250 or
CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM - Target Sundays are every second Sunday of the month. Hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Live programs
generally begin about 1 p.m. General admission to the museum is also free. Museum address is 600 State Drive in Exposition Park (Los Angeles Coliseum area). Information: (213) 744-2132, (213) 744-7432 or www.caamuseum.org
CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER - There is free admission to all permanent exhibition galleries at the California Science Center (excludes IMAX and special exhibits). The museum address is 700 Exposition Park
Drive (Los Angeles Colisum area). Information: (323) 724-3623 or
CHINO YOUTH MUSEUM - The Chino Youth Museum offers Free First Friday programs from 3 - 5 p.m. Programs include art projects, snacks, time to explore the museum,
exhibits and entertainment. Also for July, first 1000 people at Museum get in free. The museum is located at 13191 6th Street in Chino, one block north of the Chino Transit Center. Information: (909) 464-0499.
FIRE STATION/MUSEUM OPEN HOUSES - Two area historical fire stations offer free tours on Saturdays. In San Pedro, Old Fire Station 36 (located at 638 Beacon Street) is open from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. In
Hollywood, Old Fire Station 27 is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Both offer a variety of artifacts and exhibits. Information: (323) 464-2727 or www.lafdmuseum.org.
THE GETTY CENTER - Free admission;
parking is $15, but $10 after 5 p.m. The museum does not require parking reservations. Off
the 405 Freeway at Getty Center Drive. There are a variety of art-related and storytelling activities for children and families, free programs, lectures and movies, and more. See the museum's calendar for
listing of events and programs. Information: (310)
440-7300 or www.getty.edu
GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY - There is no admission charge to enter the observatory, but a fee for planetarium shows. Monthly public star parties offer the public a chance to try out
telescopes and talk with amateur astronomers from 2 - 9:45 p.m. Check for upcoming star party dates. Information: (213) 473-0800 or
HOMESTEAD MUSEUM - Free admissions and programs like behind-the-Scenes tours and children's storytelling hours. Some programs require reservations. The museum
is at 15415 East Don Julian Road in the City of Industry. Information: (626) 968-8492 or www.homesteadmuseum.org.
HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS - Free admission the first Thursday of every month. Tickets are
required and reservations become available on the first date of the month prior to the visit (i.e. reservations for the first Thursday in August become available
starting July 1). Reservations for free days fill up quickly. Also, check monthly schedules for free lectures and other
presentations. Information: (626) 405-2100 or www.huntington.org
THE IRVINE MUSEUM OF ART - The Irvine
Museum of Art is a small OC museum dedicated to the preservation and
display of California art of the Impressionist period (1890 - 1930).
18881 Von Karman Street, Irvine, Ground Level. Admission policy had changed; admission is free now only for seniors, students and children. Information: (714)
476-2565 or http://www.irvinemuseum.org/
LA HABRA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - The Children's Museum at La Habra offers free admission on the first Saturday of each month for the Target
Free Saturdays program. Check website for upcoming dates. Information: (562) 905-9793 or
LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART - Admission to the Long Beach
Museum of Art is free every Friday. Museum address is 2300 East Ocean Boulevard. Information: (562) 439-2119 or www.lbma.org
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA)
- Admission to the museum's regular exhibits is free every second Tuesday of the month and to LA County residents with ID
after 5 p.m., 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. A schedule of Target Free Holiday Mondays can also be found on the museum website, as well as information on other free lectures
and performances. Information: (323) 857-6000 or www.lacma.org
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - BANK OF AMERICA "MUSEUMS ON US" PROGRAM
- Over 70 museums nationwide are now offering free
admission on the first weekend of every month for anyone showing a Bank of America check, ATM or credit card. Visit website for list of museums. Information:
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA). Admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art is free on Thursdays from
5 - 8 p.m., 250 S. Grand Avenue. Information: www.moca.org.
THE MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART - LONG BEACH Free Target Sundays programs include special activities each month with a variety of family-oriented art workshops and/or music. Address is 628
Alamitos Avenue. Information: (562) 437-1689 or www.molaa.org/
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM - The Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Boulevard at Exposition Park in the downtown Los Angeles/USC campus
vicinity, offers free museum admission every first Tuesday of the month. Information: (213) 763-3466 or www.nhm.org
NORTON SIMON MUSEUM - The Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, offers free admission from 6 - 9 p.m. on every first Friday of the month.
Information: (626) 449-6840 or www.nortonsimon.org
ONTARIO MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ART - The Museum is located in the Historic Old City Hall Building, 225 South Euclid. Hours are noon - 4 p.m., Wednesday through
Sunday, and admission is free. Also a variety of art and public programs. Information: (909) 983-3198 or www.ci.ontario.ca.us
ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART - The Orange County Museum of Art offers free admission on Fridays. There also are Target Free Second Saturday programs with free admission and family-friendly
activities. The Museum is located at 850 San Clemente Drive near the Fashion Island shopping center. Information: (949) 759-1122 or
PAGE MUSEUM AT THE LA BREA TAR PITS - The Page Museum allows visitors to watch fossil excavation and assembly and has interactive displays of the Tar Pits and
Southern California during the Ice Age. Free admission day is the first Tuesday of the month (except July and August). The museum is located at 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Information: (323) 934-7243 or
SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER - The Skirball Cultural Center is open with free admission every Thursday, and also a variety of both
free and fee performances and activities. Includes Passport Screenings of films one Saturday per month. The Center is located off the 405 Freeway at the
Skirball Drive exit. Information: (310) 440-4500 or www.skirball.org
SOUTHWEST MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN - The Southwest Museum of the American Indian, part of the Autry Museum system, is open to the public from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m on Saturdays. The
Museum is located in the Mt. Washington area at 234 Museum Drive. Information: (323) 667-2000 or www.theautry.org
UCLA FOWLER MUSEUM - The museum regularly offers free admission and a variety of free music, film and art-related programs. The Fowler Museum is located
on the UCLA campus. Information: (310) 825-4361 or http://www.fowler.ucla.edu
UCLA HAMMER MUSEUM The museum offers a wide selection of lectures, poetry readings, music and other programs and performances. See the event calendar on museum website for a full
schedule of events. 10899 Wilshire Boulevard at Westwood. Information: (310) 443-7000 or http://www.hammer.ucla.edu
Having a birthday soon? Why not celebrate? Many organizations offer free food or other goods on your birthday if you give them an e-mail address/join their
e-clubs. Examples of some available offers are listed below. Be sure to read all the details/conditions on the company/organization's website before agreeing to any offers. Offers may change periodically
ACAPULCO RESTAURANTS - Free guacamole now, free entree on your birthday when you sign up for the Acapulco e-mail club. Information:
BASKIN ROBBINS - Free ice cream on your birthday at Baskin Robbins when you sign up on their
website. Information: www.baskinrobbins.com.
BENIHANA RESTAURANTS - Birthday Dinner Offer. Sign up for Benihana's "Chef's Table" newsletter with an e-mail address, get a certificate for $30 free toward
your birthday dinner. Policies for the offer have changed recently in that your offer is only good if other paying customers are dining with you; check website for most current information.
BJS RESTAURANTS - Get a free Pizookie dessert on your birthday at BJs Restaurants when you join their e-club. Information:
BOOMERS PARKS - Get a free unlimited 4-hour play pass good on all attractions when you join the Boomers discount club. The pass is good on any day during your birthday month. Go to the website,
pick a location, and enroll online. Information: www.boomersparks.com.
CINNABON - Sign up for Cinnabon's e-mail list and get a free Minibon now plus an iced coffee on your birthday. Information:
DEL TACO - Get two free chicken soft tacos now plus a birthday shake for joining the Del Taco Raving Fan eClub. Information:
EL TORITO RESTAURANTS - Free guacamole now, free entree on your birthday when you sign up for the El Torito e-mail club. Free birthday
meal no longer advertised, so you'll have to wait until your birthday to see if a free entree coupon arrives. Information:
FAMOUS DAVES - Get a free burger or sandwich on your birthday when you sign up for the P.I.G. (Pretty Important Guest) e-mail club. Information:
www.famousdaves.com or www.facebook.com/famousdaves.
FARRELL'S ICE CREAM PARLOR - Sign up for Farrells Fan Club e-mail and receive a free small sundae on your
birthday. Information: www.farrellsusa.com.
GOLDEN SPOON YOGURT - Get a free frozen yogurt on your birthday when you sign up for Golden Spoon Yogurt's G Club. Information:
HOOTERS - Join Hooters Hoot Club, get special e-mail offers and a free entree (up to $7.99 value) on your birthday. Information:
JERSEY MIKE'S - Join Jersey Mike's e-mail club, get special e-mail offers and a free sub and a 22 oz. drink on your birthday. Information:
PANERA - A "My Panera Rewards" card can be picked up at any location, or sign up online for the program. Free pastry on your birthday. Information:
RA SUSHI - Sign up for RA Sushi's "The Hook Up" e-mails and get a certificate worth $20 during your birthday
month. Information: www.rasushi.com.
RED ROBIN RESTAURANTS - Free burger on your birthday. Stop in any Red Robin and pick up a Red Royalty card, then register the card online. Information:
RUBIOS - Rubios offers a free taco upon sign-up to their Beach Club e-mail, plus a free birthday meal. Also news on free products testings, other
events. Information: www.rubios.com.
SAN MANUEL CASINO - Go to San Manuel on your birthday and get a $10 food credit and a chance to spin the wheel for up to $100 in free slot play (but also can be $5).
Club Serrano membership required, but membership is free. Information: www.sanmanuel.com.
SCHLOTZSKY'S DELI - Free small sandwich or 8" pizza on your birthday when you sign up for their e-club. Information:
SONIC DRIVE IN - Sonic will give you a choice of one of three items for your birthday. Sign up on website for Sonic Cruisers
e-club. Information: www.sonicdrivein.com.
SPRINKLES CUPCAKES BIRTHDAY CLUB - Sign up online for Sprinkles Birthday Club and get a free cupcake on your birthday. Information:
TGI FRIDAYS - Free dessert or appetizer now plus free line pass; free birthday treat when you join TGI Friday's "Give Me More Stripes."
"ALOUD" AT THE LOS ANGELES CENTRAL LIBRARY - Lecture series. Most programs begin at 7 p.m. in the Central
Library's Mark Taper Auditorium. Wide variety of topics. Reservations required. Fall listings are now available. Information: (213) 228-7025, www.lfla.org or www.aloudla.org.
"DISTINCTIVE VOICES AT THE BECKMAN CENTER" AT UC IRVINE - Insights on Science, Technology and Medicine lectures. Events usually run September through
June. Lectures are at 7 p.m. in the Beckman Center on the UCI campus and open to the public. Programs are by reservation only and fill up quickly. Visit the website listed
and join the e-mail list to receive notices for each session and invitations to register online. Seating is limited. Information: (949) 721-2266 or
"IRIS NIGHTS" LECTURE SERIES AND OTHER EVENTS AT THE ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. - Photography-related lectures and events. Thursday night IRIS Lectures, Slide Shows and other
events are at the Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City. Reservations recommended. Information: (213) 403-3000 or
LAMPS PLUS FREE WORKSHOPS - Lamps Plus offers a variety of free 1-hour workshops throughout Southern California (Basic lighting, room makeovers, etc.). Register online by visiting the Lamps Plus website. Scroll to the bottom of
the home page and click "Workshops." Participants will also receive a $20-off coupon for Lamps Plus merchandise. Information: www.lampsplus.com.
WEST HOLLYWOOD: CALARTS WHAP! LECTURE SERIES - Lectures in the CalArts WHAP! Series are presented by CalArts and the City of West Hollywood Arts Division. Lectures take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, 625 W.
San Vincente Boulevard. Upcoming programs will be: November 16 - Aimee Bahng presents "Toward a Transpacific Undercommons," and November 23 - Lisa Nakamura presents "Automating Racial Empathy: Virtual Reality and the Undercommons." Information: (323) 848-6360,
https://criticalstudies.calarts.edu/events or www.weho.org, go to arts.
WILLIAMS-SONOMA - Williams-Sonoma offers a variety of classes in cooking techniques and junior chef sessions. No set time; check website listed for most current
information. Information: http://blog.williams-sonoma.com/cat/learn/classes-events/.
ZOCALO PUBLIC SQUARE LECTURE SERIES - Series of public lectures in a variety of locations throughout the Los Angeles area and on a variety of topics. Reservations
are required for most events. Information: www.zocalopublicsquare.org.
MISC. FREE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND WEB OFFERS
Many local and national companies and organizations provide special free offers during the year. Some are open to all; some
are open only to specific audiences. Check for availability. Most, but not all, require some type of online registration or submitting an e-mail address to qualify. Read all details/conditions of offers before accepting, as offers may change
periodically without notice. Some of the recently-available offers/products/services include:
BEN AND JERRYS - Free scoop of ice cream when you join Ben and Jerry's "Chunk Mail" online. See site for store locations. Also, follow Ben and Jerrys on Twitter
to find our where their Scoop Truck will be dishing up free ice cream treats. Information: www.benjerry.com.
BRUEGGERS BAGELS - Get a free bagel with cream cheese, plus a birthday treat, when you sign up for the e-mail newsletter at Brueggers Bagels.
BUCCA DI BEPPO - The Italian restaurants offer a free pasta on your next visit plus other special offers for joining their e-mail club.
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN - Enroll in CPK's Pizza Dough Rewards and get a free small plate now, plus a birthday
treat. Information: www.cpk.com/pizzadough.
DENTAL CARE - Dentistry from the Heart provides free dental care for those in need at specific locations on specific days. Some events take place
locally. See website for location and other information. Information: www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.
DER WIENERSCHNITZEL - Get a free original chili dog from Der Wienerschnitzel when you sign up for their
Wiener Lover's Club. Information: www.wienerschnitzel.com.
FREECYCLE.ORG - The Freecycle Network is a grassroots/nonprofit movement of people in local communities giving/getting stuff for
free. Information: www.freecycle.org.
GODIVA CHOCOLATES - Get a free piece of Godiva Chocolate every month when you sign up for their
Rewards Club. Information: www.godiva.com.
IHOP - Get a free meal now, plus one on your birthday, plus another on your first anniversary of joining IHOP's Pancake Revolution. Sign up
online. Information: www.ihop.com/pancake-revolution.
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT) - Take MIT courses from home. Over 1900 courses are offered through the web in their
open university program. No registration is required. Information:
OPERATION SAUCE DROP - Free gift box of specialty sauces to U.S. military with an APO or FPO address. See details at "Operation Sauce
Drop" on website. Information: www.carolinasauce.com.
POLLY'S PIES - Get a free slice of pie plus cup of coffee for joining Polly's e-mail club. Information:
SEA WORLD - Admission to Sea World is free for active military and up to three dependents. Registration is
required; see details on website. Information: www.herosalute.com or
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