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Gondolas in Venice Canal, Venice, California
Apr 1

Venice, CA

A Seaside Crawl of Kinetic Art & Antique Amusements

Discover the forgotten beach bohemia of Abbot Kinney.
Circa 1987
Apr 1

Los Angeles, California

A Night on the Battleship

Spend the night on the USS Iowa, the last of the battleships.
Apr 2

Glendale, California

Forest Lawn: Eden on Earth

Spend an afternoon in eternity.
Apr 6

Culver City, California

Celebrating The Art of Protest

Explore a unique collection of graphic activism.
Apr 8

Venice, California

The Mosaic Tile House

Explore a Rainbow-hued local gem in Venice.
California Quail
Apr 15

Tujunga, California

Investigating Flora and Fauna in a Secret Native Garden

Where creatures and California native plants collide.
Apr 16

Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Step inside the private collection of fashion designer Peter Lai.
John Gaughan's Turk
Apr 20

Atwater Village, California

Meet the Turk, the Automaton Chess Player

An evening with one of the most controversial figures of the 19th century, and with the man who brought him back to life.
Apr 23

Chatsworth, California

Antiquity in the Valley

Explore two jewels of the San Fernando Valley: the Valley Relics Museum and Royce’s Arcade Warehouse.
Lady of the Lake Statue
Apr 29

Los Angeles, California

Uncovering Echo Park

Discover the hidden history of one of LA's trendiest neighborhoods.
Apr 30

Los Angeles, California

Heritage Square Twilight Tour

A rare evening stroll through the living history of Victorian-era Southern California.
May 20

Van Nuys, CA

Sci-Fi Sewage Sanctuary

Tour a water recycling plant better known as Starfleet Academy, and the Japanese garden it irrigates with toilet water.

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