PACIFIC ISLANDER FESTIVAL
Relish the exotic moves and wondrous sounds of native islanders when the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach presents its annual Pacific Islander Festival featuring music, dance and culture from Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga and many other island nations. See performers from Tupua Productions and Halau O Lilinoe as they recreate traditional and contemporary dances from the Island nations amidst the backdrop of the aquarium’s wondrous tropical exhibits. And don’t miss the exciting display of the Samoan Slap Dance, featuring a group of dancers who slap their own body parts to the rhythmic beating of the drum!
Witness as Roger plays host to a colorful menagerie of slinking, slimy creatures when Repticon slithers into the Pasadena Convention Center showcasing lizards, snakes, iguanas and a host of other reptilian species! Watch as snake handlers grapple with 20 foot pythons, see a horned chameleon outside of its realm and admire the beauty and diversity of these awesome creatures as Repticon’s spellbinding power holds you in its firm grip like a boa constrictor surrounding its prey!
COLUMBIA MEMORIAL SPACE CENTER
See artifacts and models from the Space Program as Roger visits the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey. Dedicated to the memory of the Space Shuttle Columbia which disintegrated in 2003 during reentry, the center is a rich archive of history and science technology, complete with many hands-on activities for youngsters as well as a working robotics laboratory. As an added bonus, Roger’s visit coincides with the Space Center’s annual STEM Science Fair, featuring the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics skills of dozens of determined students!
THE MECHANIZED MAGIC OF GARNER HOLT
Witness the artistic genius and imagination of a talented visionary when the San Bernardino County Museum unveils its latest exhibit “Mechanized Magic: 40 Years of Garner Holt Productions in San Bernardino County.” The new attraction features a colorful collection of characters, molds and robotic assemblies highlighting the innovations of an industry leader in Animatronic Art. And don’t miss Roger’s exclusive interview with Garner Holt himself as he shares secrets of how to succeed in this very lucrative business!
KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
Witness a priceless collection of precious golden artifacts as the California Science Center unveils “ King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Howard Carter’s historic discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb. The traveling exhibit features more than 100 items including golden jewelry, gilded statues and alabaster busts which reflect the secrets and mysteries of Egypt’s most celebrated pharaoh!
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!
GENGHIS KHAN: The Exhibition
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum unveils the most comprehensive exhibit ever focusing on the life and legacy of Genghis Khan, history’s most famous conqueror. See artifacts and recreations of some of the armor and weaponry used in this turbulent period when the famed Mongolian warrior held domain over the largest kingdom in history, see a sumptuous recreation of Xanadu, home of Kubla Khan, Genghis Kahn’s grandson, and learn about some of the groundbreaking contributions attributed to Genghis Khan which are part of life even today!
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