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Get Out: Fitzgerald's West Hollywood, The Wiz, More Year of the Tiger

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The Big Read: Fitzgerald in West Hollywood, A Walking Tour
One of West Hollywoods 25th Anniversary of Cityhood Celebration events, this 1-hour walking tour is aimed at building community and expanding literacy through the arts with the community reading of a selected book under The Big Read initiative. This month it's The Great Gatsby, whose author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, lived and died in West Hollywood. Two staggered tours (2-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.) departing from the Chase Bank Building on the Southwest corner of Sunset Boulevard & Crescent Heights (former site of The Garden of Allah), will show you some of the places Fitzgerald lived in and frequented during his time in West Hollywood. Free! [info]

Sunday Family Films: The Wiz
As part of a family movie screening series, you can catch director Sidney Lumet's 1978 musical The Wiz for $5 at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Christine Reed Park (Santa Monica) at 4 p.m. The movie stars Diana Ross as Dorothy, with a star-powered supporting cast that includes Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, and a 19-year-old Michael Jackson. Reserve by calling (310) 458-8634, emailing Justin.Yoffe@smgov.net, or just come on by! Free parking at 808 Wilshire [directions].

Year of the Tiger Celebration @Pacific Asia Museum
The Chinese New Year celebrations continue today, this time as hosted by Pasadena's Pacific Asia Musuem, who invite you to join them for the festivities. Welcome the Year of the Tiger with fun for all ages that includes performances, stories, and more. 12-4 p.m. Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.