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Hip-Hop, Hippies, and Robots: Invention and Reinvention in San Francisco

Sep 19—Sep 21, 2019

We'll set out together, September 19-21, to explore unusual galleries, test our cocktail-making skills, and visit the city's best unofficial museum.

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Main Building (aka Starfleet Academy).
May 25
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.
The headstones of Evergreen Cemetery.
May 25
Los Angeles, California

Exploring Evergreen Cemetery

Get to know one of the city's oldest and most diverse graveyards, tucked away in Boyle Heights.
Historic photos lit up inside the bar area.
May 31
Los Angeles, California

Clifton's Historical Cocktail Crawl

Behold the rebirth of a whimsical cabinet of curiosities, and enjoy a delicious custom Clifton's cocktail in the landmark space.
60-inch telescope.
Jun 1
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.
Depp and a deer in Dead Man.
Jun 2
Los Angeles, California

Cinemyth Film Series: Dead Man and the Western Dream

Venture into the not so black-and-white myths of Jim Jarmusch’s “Psychedelic Western”.
California Moray Eels.
Jun 7
Santa Monica, California

Aquatic Gender Fluidity at Heal the Bay Aquarium

Celebrate Pride Month with an after-hours evening of education, entertainment, and inspiring creatures!
Hollywood Boulevard West.
Jun 8
Los Angeles, California

Stumbling on a Star: Jazz in 20th-Century Hollywood

The legends, intrigue, and lore of the Los Angeles Jazz Scene.
Los Angeles Center Studio
Jun 15
Los Angeles, California

A Mythic Journey through LA Center Studio

Visit famous sets and legendary myths at this hidden gem of Hollywood.
Mike Pisciotta, dazzling an audience at the Magic Castle
Jun 15
Los Angeles, California

A Night of Mystery at the Philosophical Research Society

Get to the heart of magic in a mystical Los Angeles enclave.
The warehouse at Western Costume.
Jun 20
North Hollywood, California

Hollywood Magic at Western Costume

A behind the scenes adventure at one of the most renowned costume houses in the world.
Octopus eggs.
Jun 22
Long Beach, California

Cephalopod Movie Night With Science Friday

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.
Harpsichord studio.
Jun 23
Los Angeles, California

It Doesn't Want to Sound Good

Hurdy-gurdies, harpsichords, and the craft of making an instrument sing.

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