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Get Out: Bike Tour of Arts in SaMo, Fairs in Silver Lake, Saluting Hanna-Barbera, Poets and Poetry

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Not headed to SM? Did you leave your fishing pole in Malibu? Photo by R. E. ~ via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

Not headed to SM? Did you leave your fishing pole in Malibu? Photo by R. E. ~ via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
C4C: BikeSanta Monica-Cause for Creativity: Tour da Arts
Break out the bicycle and head to Santa Monica for an afternoon bike tour focusing on arts and culture in the area. Co-organized by C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange) and led by their League Certified Cycling Instructors, consists of an 8-mile loop throughout the city of Santa Monica. Beginning at SMMoA, the tour will make its first stop at The Broad Stage and continue on to the Miles Playhouse. From there, bikers will travel to the 18th Street Arts Center and then back to SMMoA. The tour will proceed at a slow, social pace and obey all traffic laws. Registration is from 1-2 at SMMoA, workshops and bike checkup from 2-5, and the tour begins at 5. Participation in the bike tour is FREE. The bike flag workshop is FREE for SMMoA members and $5 for non-members. (Pre-register online and click on "Buy Event Tickets.")

Silver Lake's Art Craft & Vintage/Sunset Junction
Even though Silver Lake is all about Sunset Junction this weekend, if you want to get there earlier than the fair's 11 a.m. start, the Silver Lake Art Craft & Vintage weekend event is on as usual today from 10-4 at the Micheltorena Elementary School. Pulling up a stop at the event from 10:30-4 is the Border Grill Truck, so you can get your tasty tacos etc. on while you shop.

Yabba-Dabba-Doo! A 70th Anniversary Salute to Hanna-Barbera
This afternoon at 4 the Paley Center for Media is hosting an event that will feature individuals who represent the classic era of animation in addition to those who represent the future. Some worked for and shaped their attitudes towards animation at the Hanna-Barbera Studio. In Person: Jerry Eisenberg (The Flintstones), Willie Ito (Yogi Bear), Tony Benedict (The Jetsons), Butch Hartman (Fairly Odd Parents ) with additional panelists to be announced. Tickets are available online; $20 for General Public/$15 for Paley Center Members.

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Rattle Magazine Poetry Reading
Rattle magazine is gathering a selection of performers from across the country for an afternoon of poetry in celebration of the release of Rattle’s Summer 2009 issue. This issue features a 64-page tribute to African American poets. Three African American contributors and three contributors from the open section will perform their work. Featured readers will include Meta DuEwa Jones (Austin, TX), Travis Mossotti (Carbondale, IL), Mary Mclaughlin Slechta (Syracuse, NY), Lee Stern (Los Angles, CA), Alan Soldofsky (San Jose, CA), and Lynne Thompson (Los Angeles, CA). It's happening from 2-4 today at The Church in Ocean Park (235 Hill Street, Santa Monica). Free and open to the public, refreshments provided.