LOS ANGELES FREEDOM RALLY 1963
Glimpse snapshots of history in the making when the California African American Museum presents a new photo exhibit “Los Angeles Freedom Rally, 1963.” The exhibit features images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he addressed a crowd of nearly 40,000 Angelenos, serving as an important prelude to his monumental 1963 March on Washington. The exhibit features intimate and candid photographs of Dr. King and the images combined with his powerful rhetoric make for some historic and indelible moments as King shares his message of peace, freedom, and equality for all. |
MAMMOTHS & MASTODONS
Be with us when the La Brea Tar Pits unearths a new traveling exhibit “Mammoths and Mastodons” featuring life-sized models, hands-on interactive exhibits, and the latest discoveries and research relating to these extraordinary early mammals. Organized by the world renown Field Museum of Chicago, the traveling exhibit features actual fossils and full-sized casts of specimens found at the Tar Pits and other sites from around the world, including a cast of “Lyuba”, the world’s best preserved wooly mammoth calf.
THE MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS
Enjoy the mind-bending experience that puts you in the picture when the Museum of Illusions offers visitors the chance to place themselves in front of a variety of colorful and whimsical backdrops. There’s no shortage of Kodak moments here as guests flee killer sharks, scale steep cliffs, flee chasing helicopters, and find themselves hanging ten on a surfboard, all preserved for posterity on their phones to both fool and impress their friends!
JUNIOR RANGER EXPO
Travel with us as we visit Indian Canyon south of Palm Springs to attend the annual Junior Ranger Expo, a special gathering of youngsters who want to explore outdoor activities like hiking, rock-climbing, emergency rescue and Archaeology. See samples of the local flora and fauna, take in the breath-taking views of the desert valley and enjoy the soothing chants of the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians when Roger explores the mystical secrets of this pristine and beautiful desert oasis.
MONSTERS, MAKE-UP & MAGIC: 30 years of Amalgamated Dynamics
The Hollywood Museum celebrates the legacy of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc., one of the film industry’s premiere monster and makeup effects companies which has provided thrills and chills to moviegoers for thirty years for features like “Alien VS Predator”, “Deadpool”, “Annabelle” and “IT.” See actual casts and make up masks from some of Hollywood’s most frightening features and be there for the opening premiere when some of the stars who worked with these artists share some of their favorite fright-film moments!
Immerse yourself in the musical poetry of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan as more than 500 fans celebrate the timeless works of one of history’s most influential artists. Dylanfest brings together fans young and old for an eight hour marathon of music featuring classic tunes, both early and contemporary and “Out & About” is there to the end, soaking up the haunting melodies, indelible images, and poetic genius that has made Bob Dylan’s songs part of the Great American Songbook!
MARTIAL ARTS MUSEUM
Join Roger for a tour of the Martial Arts History Museum to learn about this popular meditative sport and its impact on western culture. The museum in Burbank, California covers the history and popularity of these well-honored traditions with its collection of photographs, videos and both authentic reproductions of martial arts weaponry from both ancient history and Hollywood history!
DRAGONFEST: MARTIAL ARTS EXPO
Experience Dragonfest, a Martial Arts Expo featuring demonstrations of “fighting sticks”, a pulse-pounding performance featuring Taiko drummers, a colorful display of island dancing, and a visceral display of self-defense techniques courtesy of American Old School Jujitsu. If you’ve never been interested in the mystical ways of the Samurai, Karate or Jujitsu, you’ll totally flip when “Out About with Roger Martin” delves into these ancient and meditative practices
PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM GRAND REOPENING
The Petersen Automotive Museum unveils its slick new cherried-out façade that is reminiscent
its fabulous collection of classic automobiles! The museum’s new facelift underscores the
of classic vehicles that now occupy its three floors. See two Aston Martin vehicles from the
James Bond series, learn how an engine works from Pixar’s “Cars” characters, and see
the future car designers sculpt their newest models as the Petersen shifts into high gear
to celebrate the past and future of automobiles!
HARVEST FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS
There’s music to celebrate when we relish the soothing, siren call of the Dulcimer at a festival that is
devoted to these unique and wondrous instruments. Each year the Harvest Festival of Dulcimers attracts
an eclectic group of talented musicians to the United Methodist Church in Culver City.
Musicians participate in workshops, mingle with other players, and participate in impromptu
jam sessions where both the Mountain dulcimer and the Hammered dulcimer get equal
playtime. “Dulcimer” means “sweet sound” and how sweet it is indeed to savor
every note that resonates from these magical musicians who fill the air
with the light and airy melodies of a time long passed.
CUPID'S UNDIE RUN
Experience a brief encounter with the brave men and women who drop their drawers to sprint in
their underwear! Cupid’s Undie Run features participants from cities across the country and
the annual event comes to LA for the very first time to showcase a bevy
of beautiful bodies who bare nearly all to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
See Los Angeles' biggest new attraction as the Natural History Museum of LA County
unleashes Dinosaur Hall to its unsuspecting visitors. Twenty fully articulated fossilized skeletons
roar their way through two galleries among them the fearsome Allosaurus, the armor
plated Stegosaurus, the spike horned Triceratops and a trio of Tyrannosaurus Rex
which make up the world's first T-Rex growth series. Visit with the head curator and
project manager and find out why this new exhibit is such an important and groundbreaking
additon to a world class museum.
PAINT OUT IN TOPANGA
Watch talented artists create their inspired works in the free open air of the outdoors
as Allied Artists share their passion for Plein Air Painting. "Plein Air" means "in the open air"
and these talented painters take advantage of the serenity and peaceful rolling hills
of Topanga State Park by creating colorful splashes of scenic wonder. Relish with us
the warm soothing breezes, enjoy the changing colors of the majestic landscapes and listen
to the artists as they share with us inimate details of the passion and inspiration that
goes into creating their expressive works.
CAPITOL DRUGS' SAMPLE SATURDAY
Find out how to look and feel your best as West Hollywood's Capitol Drugs hosts its
annual Sample Saturday by offering free samples to its customers in the form of diet supplements,
health advice and free massage sessions. Interviews with professional bodybuilders, demonstrations
of acupuncture, and the pleasure of witnessing a bevy of beefcaked volunteers getting spray tanned
are just a few of the reasons to enjoy this enlightening and revealing edition!
Visit with the playful pack of pachyderms at San Diego's wondrous
new habitat "Elephant Odyssey." The state-of-the-art facility opened in early 2009
and is home to seven of these magnificent creatures who roam, splash and play
in their vast new surroundings. A model of an ancient tar pit, a new animal care facility
and a section devoted to the California Condor make this spectacular attraction simply one
of many reasons to rediscover this world class zoo!
Pro Fight Supplements Los Angeles Fitness Expo
Join Roger as he visits some of the best bodies in town at the LA Convention Center's annual assembly of the
city's beefiest and most beautiful! The Pro Fight Supplements Los Angeles Fit Expo features a
vein-popping assortment of muscled bodies and chiseled physiques, and features street dancing, cage fighting
and one of the city's largest Jui Jitsu competitions. And don't miss this year's event!
WINNER- 2004 WESTERN ACCESS VIDEO EXCELLENCE AWARD
See which episode of Out & About won the 2004 W.A.V.E. Award for Best Community
Event as we experience the nostalgic days of the classic Corvette at a spectacular
celebration in the Midwest! The crew of out & About embark upon an epic journey
as they travel to Effingham Illinois to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Chevrolet's classic
Corvette! The two day event celebrates the entire Corvette mystique, from its history and
development to the huge following of devoted fans for whom the Corvette represents a state
of mind! A tour through a Corvette upholstery facility, a spectacular helicopter flyover and
a toe-tapping concert of Beatles music courtesty of "1964: The Tribute" are some of the
highlights of this grand party, making Corvette Funfest the definitive do-all, end-all