173 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Los Angeles - Atlas Obscura
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173 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Los Angeles, California

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

May 2—May 5, 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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Sep 23
Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Take a rare opportunity to step inside the hidden world of L.A.-based fashion designer Peter Lai, with an incredible private tour led by the artist himself.
Puppet.
Sep 23
Los Angeles, California

Puppet-Making Party

Unleash the creatures of your imagination in this magical making workshop.
Phantasma Gloria.
Sep 23
Los Angeles, California

Phantasma Gloria

Discover a glorious glasswork homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe, hidden in Echo Park.
Team Oddities, Meagan Meli, Ryan Cohn, and Regina Cohn,
Sep 29
Los Angeles, California

Oddities Flea Market: Exclusive VIP Presale Tickets

The legendary Oddities Market by Ryan and Regina Cohn is coming to Los Angeles, and Atlas Obscura has your ticket to skip the line and get in early!
Team Oddities, Meagan Meli, Ryan Cohn, and Regina Cohn,
Sep 29
Los Angeles, California

Oddities Flea Market: General Admission

The legendary Oddities Market by Ryan and Regina Cohn is coming to Los Angeles!
Miradero Gates.
Sep 30
Glendale, California

The Strange Life of Glendale's First Family

Dive into the history of this eccentric Edwardian estate.
Oct 6
Los Angeles, California

Two Bit Circus Bemusement Park Tour

Amuse yourself at a technological micro-amusement park complete with re-invented, old-school carnival games and epic gaming technology.
John Gaughan's Turk.
Oct 11
Los Angeles, California

Meet the Chess-Playing Mechanical Turk

An evening with one of the most controversial figures of the 19th century and the man who brought him back to life.
Chatsworth.
Oct 13
Los Angeles, California

Spahn Ranch: From Movies to Manson

Explore the remains of the infamous Spahn Ranch with a Manson Family expert.
60-inch telescope.
Oct 13
Los Angeles, California

60-Inch Telescope

Step into the darkness for an evening of planets, globular clusters, planetary nebulae, and colorful double stars at the Mount Wilson Observatory.
Our hosts, Mike Caveney and Tina Lenert.
Oct 14
Pasadena, California

Egyptian Hall Museum

A guided visit through the fascinating collection of the oldest private magic museum in America.
Ravenmaster book cover.
Oct 17
Los Angeles, CA

The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London

History, adventures, and tales of intrigue from the Ravenmaster of the Tower of London.

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