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Get Out: Caine's Arcade, Woody Guthrie Celebration & Chumash Day Powwow

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ARCADE: Want to check out the world-famous "Caine's Arcade" in Boyle Heights? Today's your day. Head over to his arcade in Boyle Heights to play some games and watch him get a big fat check for college.

FOLK: Love folk music? Head to Bovard Auditorium today at USC’s campus for "Woody Guthrie's Los Angeles: A Centenary Celebration," a daylong conference that will celebrate the centennial of Guthrie's birth. Topics to be discussed include Guthrie’s wanderings through Los Angeles and the west, the Dust Bowl culture that influenced his songs. The conference will be from 8 am to 5:30 pm. Tickets are free. For a complete schedule of the conference and to RSVP, visit the Visions and Voices event listing here.

If you can’t make the conference or you just couldn’t get enough of Woody Guthrie, then head over to Club Nokia for “This Land Is Your Land: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert”. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 7:30. Tickets range from $39.50-$99.50. Visit the Club Nokia event page to buy your tickets.

HISTORY & CULTURE: Join the city of Malibuas they celebrate and honor the Chumash Indians—Malibu’s first settlers at the 14th Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering. The celebration kicks off today at 11am with gourd dancers and the Chumash Inter-Tribal Singers. The opening ceremony will begin at 1 pm and festivities last through 7 pm. Hundreds of Native Americans from different tribes across the U.S. will dance in a sacred circle that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. You will have the opportunity to listen to Chumash history storytelling and buy Native American foods and arts and crafts will also be available. The ceremony is at Bluff’s Park and will be a two-day event. Admission and parking are free. Tomorrow the ceremony will begin at 10am and end at 5pm.

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PERFORMANCE: Head to the Redcat in Downtown for a theatrical performance that is unlike anything you have ever seen. My Barbarian: Post Living Ante-Action Theatre will stage their new production "Post Paradise, Aren’t You Sorry Now?" The production is an exploration of historical and contemporary social issues through the mediums of songs, games, and acting. The show tonight begins at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

CHINATOWN: There’s a ton of stuff to do in Chinatown today! The opening of the exhibition Blood Sugar Sex Magikis from 7 until 10 pm at The Company. A solo show by Karl Haendel "Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality" at Human Resources is opening from 7-10pm. There is a gallery opening for The Institute for Figuring. Justin Cole’s opening reception for Suite Sixteen and Tocqueville Photograms at Pepin Moore is from 6-8pm, and lastly Timothy Nolan’s Drift at the Studio for Southern California History is scheduled for 4-7pm.

MORE: And there's so much more going on today, which is why you should check out our round-up of Coachella alternatives that include the Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival, the Night Market, Spring Melt and Buff Monster Art.

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