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Get Out: Buy Your Bowl Tix, LA Garden Show, Screening, Arts Advice, Carnivale Inspired Art

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Photo from Summer '08 at the Bowl by cgkinla via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

Photo from Summer '08 at the Bowl by cgkinla via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
Hollywood Bowl Tickets Onsale
Single tickets for the 2009 summer season at the Hollywood Bowl go on sale today for their 88th season. The season spans 14 weeks, from June to September, and includes presentations of classical music by the Los Angeles Philharmonic; popular weekend shows with the Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; jazz; world music; pop; rock; and special presentations, as well as family and educational programs. Head to the Box Office in the Bowl's center plaza (hey, you can run the stairs while you're there!) or, if you're a glutton for punishment, use TicketMaster. The Box Office is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through May 10th, then Noon-6 p.m. beginning May 12th (Tu-Sun only).

The LA Garden Show
Head out to the LA County Arboretum (on what was once the "Lucky" Baldwin Estate) and check out this year's LA Garden Show. The them is "A Festival of Flavors,"--they're focusing on all the edible plants that can be easily grown in a garden, whether that garden is in pots, on a balcony, in the backyard or spans several acres. Regular admission fees apply; open today and tomorrow 9:00AM - 4:30PM.

Racing Dreams: Screening
Racing Dreams, a film produced by GOOD and directed by Marshall Curry that just won the audience award and the jury prize for best documentary at Tribeca, is screening for the first time in L.A. this morning at 11 a.m. at The Clarity Theater (100 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills). We're told it's "an awesome movie" and the LA Times says it's "the best film of the year... an instant classic." No need to RSVP...just race on over!

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Free Advice for Artists and Small Orgs
Individual artists and small budget organizations can benefit from free expert advice and information on various aspects of arts managementtoday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at an “Arts Tune-Up” at the Senior Center in Parnell Park in Whittier. The fast -paced format works like this: There will be several tables set up with an arts expert/consultant addressing a specific subject located at each table. Participants choose a topic they want to learn more about. After 25 minutes, participants rotate to another table with a topic of interest as the sessions repeat. There will be a total of 5 round-robin sessions of 25 minutes each. Participants are welcome to come by for an hour or stay for the entire morning. Even though the event is free, it is recommended that participants register via SurveyMonkey. For more info, go to the LA County Arts site and click on "Announcements."

Gary Baseman Solo Show
Artist Gary Baseman has a solo show, "La Noche de la Fusion," opening tonight at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City. This is LA-based Baseman's first show at Corey Helford, and he plans to turn the space into a fun Carnival-esque atmosphere, while showcasing his new paintings and sculpture that play on the theme of pan-cultural celebration. Tonight, join Baseman at the Gallery for a one-of-a-kind opening, where there will be live performers and music, a ritual transformation ceremony, women in Carnivale costumes as well as Baseman's characters come-to-life. It's from 7-10 tonight, and guests are encouraged to come in costumes as "their true fantastic self."