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The gallery space.
Jul 20
Los Angeles, California

A Hidden Repository of Curious Craft

Gain access to a largely secret gallery where junk materials are reincarnated as wondrous sculptures.
The garden is a steep labyrinth where surprise waits around every corner.
Jul 20
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Hills Sculpture Garden

Located just below the Hollywood Sign, this hidden garden is filled with contemporary sculptures from artists around the world.
The Chapel of Radiance (mausoleum upstairs).
Jul 21
Altadena, California

Mountain View Cemetery's Famed Mausoleum

Discover the treasures and resting places of historic Californians behind the doors of the crypt you've likely seen in a movie or two.
Flektro Studios.
Jul 21
Van Nuys, California

Illuminating the Art of Neon

Go behind the scenes of this glass-bending (and mind-bending) form of art seeing a resurgence across Los Angeles.
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.

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