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Get Out: Bastille Day L.A., Old Fort MacArthur Days, Renegade Craft Fair, Life-Size Murals

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Celebrate Bastille Day in the City of Los Angeles
This could very well be the Southland's Best French Festival...Today we celebrate the 8th annual official Bastille Day LA Festival at Elysian Park's Monticello Old Lodge (next to the Dodgers Stadium). Enjoy French gastronomic delicacies and spectacular live entertainment (A true Provencal Petanque Tournament under the pine trees; A Parisian Waiters Race; Street performers; Comedians, singers, artists; French Market vendors; Fun prizes; Fabulous raffles including a trip to Paris). It's Noon - 10PM; Entrance Fee: $5 & Free for children (under 13) but be warned, there's no ATM on the site, so bring cash.

Old Fort MacArthur Days and Artillery Show
It's the 2nd and final day of the 23rd annual Old Fort MacArthur Days and Artillery Show, taking place from 10 until 4 at Angels Gate Park (3601 S. Gaffey St.) in San Pedro. Witness living history through battle reenactments, exhibitions of war memorabilia, cooking demonstrations, and more. There will also be encampments representing every American war from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam, as well as pre-colonial conflicts going all the way back to the Roman Empire era. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12; proceeds from the event will be used to support the preservation and restoration of the facility, and educational programs.

The Renegade Craft Fair
It's the last day to check out The Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles, 11am - 7pm at the California Market Center. Taking over the entire 13th floor penthouse, gorgeous 360-degree views of downtown LA will provide the backdrop for this free urban art, craft and DIY extravaganza. Over 200 artists are traveling from all over the country and abroad to participate and sell their handmade goods: from clothing and accessories, to stationery and concert posters, with everything from bath products and ceramics in between. Tons of LA-based artists and crafters will be taking part as well. You'll hear indie music provided by KXLU DJs as you check out the crafty goodness.

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Gregorio Luke at the Ford: Life-size Murals of Rivera, Tamayo and Covarrubias
The spirit and splendor of Mexican landscape and culture will captivate audiences tonight at 8:30 at the Ford as the elaborate palette of Rufino Tamayo, Mexico’s true master of color, is brought to life on the Ford’s stage. The visual and the verbal merge into an exhilarating multimedia tour of Mexico’s history with Latin American art expert and former Director of the Museum of Latin American Art Gregorio Luke. [event details] Admission: $30 & Student/child price $12

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