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April Features Dinosaurs, DJs, Food, and a Flea Market

Tired of the same old First Friday events?...

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Get Your Irish On

Time to wear green, watch the parades, and hit the block parties, but be sure to save a little time for some of the additional activities listed here....

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A Gorey Valentine’s Day and a Reimagined Cinderella

This month, treat your Valentine to two events they won’t soon forget....

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Four Fabulous and Fun Events

It may be January, but you can still keep the holiday spirit going with these four fabulously fun events....

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L.A. Lights Up

Every year, the neighborhoods and attractions of the city of Los Angeles and its surrounds are transformed with exquisite ornaments and millions of colorful holiday lights. ...

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Fabulous Films and Holiday Happenings

This month brings a myriad of fabulously fun events and activities for our guest’s consideration – listed here are a few of our favorites....

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Flick Tricks or Cinematic Treats

We love Halloween – the costumes, the candy, but, most of all, the scary movies. Whether it’s a film fest selection or a classic offering, be warned - some are creepy, some are kooky, but most of them are wicked spooky!...

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King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

Prepare to pass through the six gates of the underworld to witness a magnificent display of lavish jewelry embedded with semi-precious stones, a gold "coffinette" holding King Tut’s mummified liver), the diadem found on his mummy, a ceremonial wooden bed with carved lion feet, and over 160 additional antiquities and genuine artifacts from the tomb of the boy king....

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Hit the Beach

It’s hard to believe that summer’s almost over – back to school and vacations ending usually means farewell to the beach and to summertime fun for many....

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One Cool Summer: Movies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Join us for the ultimate L.A. summer ritual and movie experience!...

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Feed the Giraffes for Father’s Day

Did you know that giraffes are the world’s tallest ruminant? Or, that their favorite food is the leaves and twigs of acacia, mimosa, and wild apricot trees? ...

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Don’t Miss the Museum of Selfies

A throne constructed entirely of selfie sticks, witty and entertaining interactive installations, an abundance of selfie-friendly installations, and more are waiting for you at the Museum of Selfies....

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Iconic Films, Time-Honored Screen Stars, and Stellar Performances Featured at the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival

Classic film lovers rejoice – an April shower of classic movies will be screened this month at four nearby venues during the TCM Classic Film Festival....

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Honor the Holiday with Local Brews of Distinction

This Saint Patrick’s Day, craft beer aficionados can unleash their inner leprechauns with ample tastings of the area’s own fine brews....

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A Beautiful Friendship: “Casablanca” and the Van Nuys Airport

Still considered one of the greatest films ever made, Casablanca’s stellar cast and compelling script has left us with never-to-be-forgotten classic lines and enduring images....

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Stars Light Up the 3rd Annual “Night on Broadway”

All along downtown L.A.’s Broadway corridor, its majestic historic theaters and the spaces in between will be filled with brilliant performers....

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Classic Holiday Movies & Meteor Showers

This year, make some holiday memories with local fun and family-friendly events featuring great ways to celebrate outdoors....

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The Japanese Garden of San Fernando Valley

Van Nuys’ very own Japanese Garden is just over six acres of quiet beauty amidst its urban surroundings....

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Haunted Hollywood: Peg Entwistle and the Hollywood Sign

Since its erection in 1923, when its letters spelled out Hollywoodland, the iconic California landmark has become a symbol of the movie industry, and associated with all the glitz and glam of this L.A. neighborhood....

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Take a Walking Tour of Historic Van Nuys

If you’ve never heard of the Robert Morgan Organ Company, the story of the Daily News, or “Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard,” the Van Nuys walking tour is for you....

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Famous Players Orchestra Perform at Cinecon 53

Before the “talkies” took over Hollywood, silent films dominated the industry, along with the music written to accompany them....

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Celebrate With Family-Friendly Fun and Fireworks

This Independence Day, the air will be filled with the smell of hot dogs and hamburgers sizzling on grills, blaring horns and crashing cymbals will accompany bands marching to the sounds of Sousa, and a dazzling array of fireworks will illuminate night skies nationwide as we come together to celebrate our most American holiday....

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Give Dad the Gift of Flight

This year, forget the ties, the after-shave, and the campy boxers, and give Dad something he'll remember for years to come....

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A Toast to Mom

Make this Mother’s Day an extra special one – treat Mom to a luxurious champagne brunch at The Landings Restaurant....

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Celebrate the State Flower at the California Poppy Festival

This April 22-23, join us at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve for the annual California Poppy Festival....

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Take a Trip to Noir City

Calling all Noir lovers – you’ve got a ten-day date with your favorite tough guys and femme fatales at Noir City: Hollywood – The 19th Annual Los Angeles Festival of Film Noir....

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A Whale of a Valentine's Day

This year, forget about the flowers, jewelry, and candy. Instead, make some special Valentine’s Day memories with a whale-watching cruise....

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Three Great Beaches near Van Nuys

One of the best reasons to visit to Southern California in January is the beaches, and these three are only about 30 minutes away....

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