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Nov 11—Nov 16, 2019

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IAO Director of Operations Minetta Rogers.
Jul 26
Los Angeles, California

L.A. Storytelling in Scent: 1960s Hollywood

Transport yourself back to the wild days of the Sunset Strip as you create your own custom perfume inspired by the decade of free love.
Old Zoo and cage locations.
Jul 28
Los Angeles, California

Abandoned Zoo Ruins

Roam the grounds of L.A.'s old zoo, former home of Ivan the Terrible.
Apollo Boiler Plate 12.
Aug 10
Downey, California

Cradle of the Cosmic Age

Are you ready for some seriously stellar stuff?
Mort Garson's 'Plantasia.'
Aug 10
Los Angeles, California

'Plantasia' at the UCLA Botanical Garden

Experience the verdant grounds of the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden like never before with an evening of music and art created by and for plants.
Clint Eastwood as William Munny in 'Unforgiven.'
Aug 11
Los Angeles, California

Cinemyth Film Series: 'Unforgiven' and the Myth of the Man with No Name

Venture back in time and reckon with the unforgiving myths of truth, justice, and mercy in Clint Eastwood's watershed revisionist western.
Donna Williams working on the restoration.
Aug 17
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Miniature Magic

Explore the forgotten stories of Los Angeles with a tour of an elaborate diorama of 1930s Hollywood.
The art of lock picking.
Aug 25
Los Angeles, California

Lock Picking at Greenbar Distillery

Pick the brain of a security expert in this mind-bending, hands-on workshop.
60-inch telescope.
Aug 31
Los Angeles, California

The Second Largest Public Telescope in the World

Step into the dome for an evening of planets, globular clusters, planetary nebulae, and colorful double stars at the Mount Wilson Observatory.
David Stryker.
Aug 31
Los Angeles, California

A Night of Mystery at the Philosophical Research Society

Get to the heart of magic in a mystical Los Angeles enclave.
Poet Janaka Stucky.
Sep 13
Los Angeles, California

Ascend Ascend: A Poetic Performance

Experience a public ritual for personal transformation with poet Janaka Stucky.
Curators Ryan and Regina Cohn.
Oct 5
Los Angeles, California

Oddities Flea Market: Exclusive VIP Presale Tickets

Atlas Obscura has your ticket to skip the lines and be first in the door for the legendary Oddities Flea Market's return to Los Angeles.
100-inch telescope.
Nov 2

The Largest Public Telescope in the World

Gaze beyond our galactic borders with a groundbreaking telescope used by astronomy legends like Edwin Hubble.

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