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The art of lock picking.
Jul 6
Los Angeles, California

Lock Picking at Greenbar Distillery

Pick the brain of a security expert over drinks at this mind-bending, hands-on workshop.
60-inch telescope.
Jul 6
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.
Look at my coat!
Jul 13
Reseda, California

Homeward Bound: Pigeon Navigation

Meet a flock of homing pigeons who have mastered bird navigation and get the opportunity to hold and release a dove.
Palisades and Movie Colony, Santa Monica, California.
Jul 13
Santa Monica, California

Hollywood's First Hidden Getaway

Discover Santa Monica's scandalous past during a beachfront tour of the fabled and star-studded 'Gold Coast.'
Abandoned greenhouse.
Jul 14
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Park's Abandoned Commonwealth Nursery

Get the dirt on the history of the park's long-lost greenhouse and contribute in planting new seeds for its comeback.
Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda on the road in 'Easy Rider.'
Jul 14
Los Angeles, California

Cinemyth Film Series: 'Easy Rider' and the Search for Freedom

Cruise through the mythic landscape of 1969 for the 50th anniversary of Dennis Hopper's legendary revisionist western.
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.
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.