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Get Out: Slake Mag Launch Party, Bastille Day, Classical Music at the Huntington, Age of Mammals Exhibit Opens

The Age of Mammals Exhibit is brand new at the Natural History Museum (Photo by Heather on the go! via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Slake Mag Launch Party @Skylight Books
Head over to the launch party for the new Los Angeles-based literary magazine Slake, featuring writers and premiere-issue contributors Mark Z. Danielewski, Jonathan Gold, Michelle Huneven, and David Schneider. Slake is founded by former LA Weekly editors Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa, who put together a 232-page first issue that's filled with substantive content from an impressive list of local writers, artists, and photographers. The party is tonight from 5-7 at Skylight Books in Los Feliz. Read our interview with Mark Z. Danielewski here.

Bastille Day in L.A.
Vive la France! Today Angelenos can celebrate the 9th annual official Bastille Day LA Festival in the heart of Los Angeles — Elysian Park, at the Monticello Old Lodge (next to the Dodgers Stadium) at the corner of Stadium Way and Scott Avenue. There will be French gastronomic delicacies and spectacular live entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Tickets are $5 [Buy].