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LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO
Mingle with comic icons like Batman, Spider-man, Deadpool and Darth Vader as the Long Beach Comic Expo swings into the Long Beach Convention Center! Unlike the 800 pound gorilla that stampedes San Diego each summer, this gathering is a visitor-friendly event offering more interaction with the artists and creators of some of our most cherished comic heroes, and the costumed Cosplay star power is just as strong, gathering enough Marvel, DC and Star Wars characters to fill a space cruiser!
INTERACTIVE: The Exhibit
See how Hollywood features like “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “Back to the Future”, “Jurassic Park” and “The Martian” are influencing the technology of tomorrow when the Reagan Presidential Library premieres its latest attraction “Interactive: The Exhibit” featuring displays of robotics, virtual reality and some of our favorite sci-fi characters! See life-sized figures from the features “Alien” and “The Terminator”, drive a miniature space rover on a mock-up of the planet surface of Mars, and don a pair of virtual reality glasses to peer off the ledge of a skyscraper as “Interactive The Exhibit” opens a window to tomorrow with an astounding array of immersive activities!
THE SCIENCE BEHIND PIXAR
Peek behind the scenes at the studio which created some of our favorite animated characters like Buzz Lightyear, Nemo, Woody, Wall-E and The Incredibles as we explore the Science Behind Pixar, a celebration of the technical wizardry and boundless imagination that has created some of cinema’s most memorable moments! The exhibit features interactive displays which enlighten visitors on the elaborate pipeline that Pixar employs to develop their animated features from concept to reality, resulting in an entertaining and informative glimpse at the artistic process of computer animation.
MASTODON! Prehistoric Elephants in the Southwest
Experience a monumental exhibition of Mammoth proportions when the San Bernardino County Museum unveils “Mastodon! Prehistoric Elephants in the Southwest” featuring a life-sized depiction of a mastodon and her calf. See how these huge ancient beasts lived over ten thousand years ago sharing a primeval world with mammoths and saber-toothed cats, and glimpse fossils from the museum’s extensive collection of ancient mammals.
PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM GRAND REOPENING
The Petersen Automotive Museum unveils its slick new cherried-out façade that is reminiscent of its fabulous collection of classic automobiles! The museum’s new facelift underscores the priceless collection 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. See it here on SCVTV.
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. See it here.
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! See it here.
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! See them now
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 January 23rd and 24th at the Los Angeles Convention Center! Pump it Now!
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! Sponsored by parts supplier Mid America Direct, Inc., 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 Corvette Celebration! See it here!