TUMBLEWEED: Wild West Expo
Grab your spurs and mosey on over to Civic Center park in the fine city of Simi Valley as the Second Annual Tumbleweed Festival transports visitors back to late 1800s California! The popular weekend celebration features a painstaking recreation of an authentic western encampment complete with a saloon, gambling tent, outdoor cooking and live entertainment. Meet Thaddeus Foote, Tumbleweed’s unofficial mayor, see pistol-twirling and rope tricks courtesy of a talented stuntman, and soak up the friendly western atmosphere as the Tumbleweed’s many charms work their magic on the southern California visitors making it a must-see destination for the cowboy in everyone!
LOS ANGELES PRINTERS FAIR
Stop The Presses when Roger drops in on the International Printing Museum for their ninth annual LA Printers Fair. Located in the city of Carson, the museum houses the world's largest collection of working printing presses, linotype machines and other antique presses and their yearly fair invites visitors to not only collect print samples made from these iron behemoths, but allows them to operate a number of the machines themselves!
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
FROGS: DAZZLING & DISAPPEARING
Marvel at the colorful menagerie of frogs from different parts of the world as the Aquarium of the Pacific spotlights their diversity, their adaptability to their environment and their slow disappearance as attributed to rapid changes in the planet’s climate. Don’t miss this fascinating peek at these colorful amphibians, and watch as we also touch down on the plight of the Vaquita, perhaps the world’s most endangered marine mammal.
BODY WORLDS: PULSE
Glimpse the miracles of the human body like never before when Dr. Gunther von Hagen’s Body Worlds: Pulse makes its way back to the California Science Center showcasing its revealing collection of human cadavers preserved in plastinate. See individual organs representing both healthy and unhealthy specimens, study detailed cutaways that reveal complex organ systems and gaze at full-sized specimens in various exercise and sports poses representing football, hockey and yoga!
Witness the largest mammal that ever walked the Earth and other unusual mammals throughout history and the present when the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County unearths its latest exhibit "Extreme Mammals", a collection of fossils emphasizing the incredible diversity of mammals throughout history. In addition to showcasing a massive recreation of the gigantic Indricotherium, the traveling exhibit also feature fossils from the La Brea Tar Pits, ancestors of the modern day whale, and a section devoted to “P22” LA’s resident mountain lion who has become a bit of an extreme mammal himself staking out a claim in the urban jungle of Los Angeles county!
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