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Get Out: Saturday
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GET WET: Hit up your local public pool and go for a swim--it's Opening Day today and with on-tap temps in the 90s and 100s, cooling down is definitely in order.
MAKE MUSIC: Pasadena is abuzz today with the sounds of music. In honor of World Music Day, Make Music Pasadena turns the whole city into one big spontaneous stage, with pro performers on 6 themed main stages, and amateurs at every turn (sidewalks, parks, alleys, lobbies, and wherever they darn well feel like it). Best of all, it's free, baby!
FIND BUGS: A concerted effort between the Getty Center, California Science Center, Kidspace Museum, Los Angeles Zoo, and the Natural History Museum, Culture Crawl lets the young--or the young at heart--collect a different bug replica at each location. Just pick up a punch card and Bug Kit at any location and start your creepy-crawling! The summer-long program kicks off today.
CELEBRATE THE SOLSTICE: One of today's Summer Solstice events is taking place in La Culebra Park in Highland Park. Pathways to Unknown Worlds is a free family fest that includes live music, DJs, crafts, and other entertainment.
LOVE A COUGAR: Yelp's sequel "Cougar Appreciation Night" is tonight at the Good Luck Bar. Help one Yelper answer these pressing questions: "Will the baby cougars stage a takeover and demand recognition from the men of Yelp? Will the public drunkenness factor of this event reach such epic proportions that Yelpers end up banned from the Good Luck Bar? Will any cougar-age women actually show up to this one?"
MEET THE GRUNION: For a whole other kind of "nightlife" head to the Cabrillo Aquarium for a seminar and beach field trip tonight to see the grunion (those hoping to catch some, you'll need a fishing license). Spawning fish can be fun, right?
Other things to do: Go skateboarding, do some shopping, get arty on the Miracle Mile, or see a movie.
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