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Unusual Attractions in Avalon


Dark Skies, Desert Beasts: A Night Photography Workshop in Borrego Springs, California

May 7—May 10, 2019

Journey deep into the desert of Southern California to explore and photograph the Dark Sky Sculptural Oasis of Borrego Springs.

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Drew Lobenstein's private home in Reseda.
Jan 12
Reseda, California

Homeward Bound: Pigeon Navigation

Meet a flock of homing pigeons and explore the mystery of bird navigation with the L.A. Pigeon Club.
Examining store items with Smitha.
Jan 12
Artesia, California

Global Gastro, Local Tastes

Step up your Indian cooking skills with an expert home cook from League of Kitchens.
Sleeping Beauty's castle, in Disneyland.
Jan 16
Anaheim, California

The Secret Life of Disneyland

Discover the hidden world inside the Magic Kingdom.
Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant.
Jan 19
Van Nuys, California

Sci-Fi Sewage Sanctuary

Tour a water recycling plant better known as Starfleet Academy, and the Japanese garden it irrigates with sewage water.
Murphy Ranch.
Jan 20
Los Angeles, California

Murphy Ranch Hike

Investigate the mysteries of Murphy Ranch, the alleged National Socialist commune deep in the wilds of Rustic Canyon.
Mike Caveney and Tina Lenert.
Jan 23
Pasadena, California

Egyptian Hall Museum

A guided visit through the fascinating collection of the oldest private magic museum in America.
Harpsichord studio.
Jan 27
Los Angeles, California

It Doesn't Want to Sound Good

Hurdy-gurdies, harpsichords, and the craft of making an instrument sing.
Ryan and Regina Cohn.
May 18
Los Angeles, California

Oddities Flea Market: Exclusive VIP Presale Tickets

The legendary Oddities Flea Market curated by Ryan Matthew Cohn and Regina Cohn is returning to Los Angeles! TWO DAYS this time. Atlas Obscura has your ticket to skip the line and get in early!