Get Out: Sunday
SEE THE B-BOYS BREAK IT DOWN
It's day 2 of Freestyle Session 11, the world's largest b-boy break dancing battle at Circus Hollywood, starting up again today at 12 Noon. This year's competition marks the 11th anniversary of what has now become an annual assembly for hip-hop communities worldwide. Over 100 crews from the U.S. , Japan , Korea , Europe and other countries are competing this weekend for $25,000 in cash and prizes. See the winners crowned today! (Tickets)
APPRECIATE THE OCEAN
It's the second day of a weekend-long focus on the amazing things our oceans do for us, being held at theSanta Monica Pier Aquarium (at beach level, beneath Santa Monica Pier) from 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Special presentations touching on the myriad ways the ocean impacts our lives - and the affects people have on the ocean - will be the focus of the weekend. Learn about SCUBA diving, discover which marine life has vital medicinal benefits, check out a safety demonstration by Santa Monica Harbor Patrol at the west end of the Pier, and drive the Aquarium’s remotely operated vehicle to see what’s going on directly beneath the waves. Back in the Aquarium’s lab, observe phytoplankton and learn how a healthy ocean is critical to every breath we take. Arts and crafts, face painting, screenings of environmental films and story times for the youngest visitors will be on-going as well.
BBQ FOR A CAUSE
The 3rd Annual 'Old Skool' Barbeque is happening today from noon until 10 p.m. at 4012 Halldale Avenue in Los Angeles. This year's event will benefit Los Angeles' Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community by donating all of the proceeds to an upcoming town hall meeting on the state of 'Black Gay Los Angeles.' There are multiple honorees this year whose contributions to the community will be celebrated, as well as spoken word performances, dominoes and spades tournaments, the best in east coast classic house dance music, and a 'Best Old Skool Drag Show' Contest (6 p.m.) with a top prize of $200. Dinner will be served at 8 p.m. with the awards ceremony to follow. Tickets in advance are $20 and $25 at the door. For info call (323) 919-7522 or email.
"B" A SCIENTIST
Ever watch those old B-Movies about creatures and strange goings-on and wonder "can that happen scientifically?" Well, today you can head over to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County from 2-4 p.m. and join members from the Museum's history and science staff for a light-hearted exploration of the "science" behind some of Hollywood's creature features. Discover what makes these creatures and plots implausible in reality, and get to see some of their "real life" counterparts in the Museum's collection. Today you'll see "Them" (1954), where giant ants run wild in the Southwest, then move to the L.A. sewer system for a climactic battle royale. Entomology Curator Brian Brown is on hand to talk about ants and other insects.
Other Things to Do: Head over to the melee at Sunset Junction (without your car/ to enjoy libations: Malo's margarita and Good's Microbrew, and the organic, non-alcoholic offerings of Naturewell), try the Root Beer Float Martini at Kitchen 24, make yourself some Huevos Rancheros, head down to Union Station and really appreciate the amazing history of the building, or donate the stuff around the house you don't need/want anymore.