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Get Out: NASCAR, Ukes, Sad Songs, Art Talk

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Skatin' in Venice. Photo by hatehills via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNING
NASCAR Rev’d Up: Los Angeles is the official viewing party and fan festival for the 51st running of the Daytona 500, The Great American Race. The fun is free and open to the public at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga starting at 10 a.m. You can watch the Daytona 500 on a big screen and enjoy the other fan friendly offerings, including NASCAR show cars and street tour, racing simulators, EA sports games, beer gardens, live entertainment, games and prizes for all ages and more.

SEE SOME UNIQUE UKES
Amy Crehore's new show of handpainted ukeleles debuted Friday night at Santa Monica's Thinkspace. The gallery is open from 1-6 on Sundays, so you can take a look at them at your leisure today. The ukes are rare and antique, and have been restored and then hand-painted. Pretty cool stuff!