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Get Out: Reptile and Amphibian Appreciation, Wiener Dog Races, John Lennon Double Feature, Korean Festival
Korean Festival, 2008 (Photo by jennsflickrpages via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
Reptile and Amphibian Appreciation Day
Love thy frogs and geckos! The Natural History Museum is hosting a Reptile and Amphibian Appreciation Day. This day-long event includes live musical performances, the chance to interact with some of the creatures being honored, and talks from experts. Events are free with admission to the museum. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wiener Dog Races
Watch those little short-legged dogs scramble to the finish line and shop and eat at the 8 acres of Old World Village in Huntington Beach. Get in on their month-long Oktoberfest festivities, too. Races are at 3 p.m., admission is $1.
John Lennon's 70th Birthday Celebration Double Feature @ The Egyptian
Celebrate John Lennon's 70th Birthday with a set of films at The Egyptian Theatre. First, IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON (1988): "Director Andrew Solt sifted through hundreds of hours of footage to shape this evocative and definitive portrait of John Lennon." Followed by THE U.S. VS JOHN LENNON (2006): "This powerful documentary explores the illegal abuse of power by Richard Nixon’s White House to sic the FBI on Lennon and reveals Lennon's courage in the face of it all." 7:30 p.m.
Today is the concluding day of the 37th annual Los Angeles Korean Festival. Head to 3250 San Marino Street and the Seoul International Park. There will be booths, food, and hours of live entertainment like Tao Dance, a 3 on 3 Hip-Hop Dance Battle, Ballet, and more (schedule). 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
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