Art & Museums
LOCAL EVENTS: Westwood - Brentwood
Friday - Sunday, June 15 - 17
Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach
Looking for a killer Father’s Day weekend activity? The SoCal Test Drive Expo, the nation’s first-ever all test drive auto show, will have the streets of Long Beach filled with dads and grads test driving the newest vehicles from auto manufacturers. With a choice of nearly 130 different cars to choose from, guests to the event will drive outside onto a portion of the same seaside street course used for the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Monday, June 3, 8 am - 7:30pm
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, 1600 Disneyland Drive, Anahiem
Presented by the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Orange County Chapter and the Urban Land Institute, Orange County/Inland Empire, and sponsored by Union Bank, and USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, featuring dozens of speakers.
Pepperdine - Malibu
Opening reception: Saturday, May 11, 5 - 7 pm
The Weisman Museum, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
The Weisman Museum recently received the donation of a collection of contemporary art from the estate of Peggy and Eric Lieber. This new gift consists of 30 works of art, focusing on contemporary American art, adding to previous gifts of over a dozen works donated by the Liebers beginning in 2001. Their gifts totaling almost 50 works comprise the largest donation of art ever received by the museum.
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Tickets available for May 17, May 25, May 28, June 3, June 6 and June 9.
The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St, Santa Monica
Plácido Domingo Conducts World Premiere of Dulce Rosa The Broad Stage and L.A. Opera have joined forces to co-produce the world premiere of Dulce Rosa, a fully-staged opera by composer Lee Holdridge and librettist Richard Sparks, based on the Isabel Allende short story “Una Venganza” (“An Act of Vengeance”).
Wednesdays through May 20, all shows at 8 pm
UCLA Planetarium, UCLA Campus, Westwood
Public planetarium shows (suitable for all ages) are given by current astronomy and astrophysics graduate students. Content varies with presenters, but commonly includes discussion about the current night sky, constellations, astronomical phenomena, and more!