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Get Out: Ocean Appreciation, Nisei Week Wraps Up, Chuck Jones' Art, and Monster Movies

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Photo by Kenny Jewel via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr


Photo by Kenny Jewel via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
Ocean Appreciation Weekend @Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Celebrate the ocean and the myriad ways it impacts our lives during day two of Ocean Appreciation Weekend at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Hands-on, interactive activities for all ages will educate and entertain, with a special emphasis on the issue of climate change. All are invited to participate in creating a sea monster made of plastic, aimed at educating Aquarium visitors about the dangers of single-use and common household plastics and the threat they pose to the marine environment. "Plastic: The Real Sea Monster," an eco-art project of Surfrider Foundation, will be a work in progress throughout the weekend. In the end, the collaboration will result in a plastic sea monster for temporary display in the marine center’s s pollution corner. Time your visit to catch a feeding and presentation at the Aquarium’s open tank shark exhibit, held every Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Nisei Week Closing Festivities
Join in the celebration as Nisei Week comes to a close in Little Tokyo. There's Taiko Drumming (11:30 am. - 4 p.m.), Cultural exhibits, and the closing ceremonies (4 p.m.). [map]

“Chuck Jones: An Animator’s Life From A to Z-Z-Z-Z”
Today is the last day you can take a look at the exhibit “Chuck Jones: An Animator’s Life From A to Z-Z-Z-Z” in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills. The exhibit includes drawings, storyboards, cels and other materials from the animator's body of work Free; Noon to 6.

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Monster Movie Double Feature @ The Egyptian
Double Feature at the Egyptian tonight: "NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968). Director George Romero's unqualified masterpiece pits a handful of citizens holed up in a farmhouse against a newly revived horde of flesh-eating zombies. The cast of talented unknowns (headed by Duane Jones) are all alarmingly believable as they fight for life, trying to escape a bad dream that gets uncompromisingly worse and more horrifying as the hours crawl by. ZOMBIE (1979). A zombie epidemic breaks out in the Caribbean and non-stop carnage ensues in this classic gorefest from horror maestro Lucio Fulci. Highlights include the world’s greatest fight between a shark and a zombie." 7:30 p.m. $10.