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Get Out: Nerdist Writers Panel, 'Hymns to Aphrodite' and Folk Art Walk in MacArthur Park

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HIKING: Today you can learn more about the wild creatures of the chaparral on a hike at Sage Ranch, which is located high in the Simi Hills between the San Fernando and Simi Valleys. Learn more about tarantulas, mule deer, red-tailed hawks and mountain lions (oh my!) Meet at the entrance parking lot to the left, 2 hours.

IMMIGRATION: "What You Don’t Know About Angel Island" is a lecture that Dr. Judy Yung, American studies professor at University of California-Santa Cruz will be giving today between 2 pm and 4 pm today at the Autry. She will discuss how Angel Island, the U.S. immigration station up north in the San Francisco Bay, figures in our nation’s dialogue about immigration. There will also be a performance by the East West Players, an Asian American theatre organization established in 1965. You have to pay the museum entrance fee to attend. For more information, check out the Autry's site.

THEATER: The Autry will be hosting a performance of "Hymns to Aphrodite" starring Hugh Lupton and Helen Chadwick. The performance explores the different facets of the ancient goddess through story and song. It begins at 3 pm at the Getty Villa Auditorium. Tickets are $7. For more information, check out the Getty's website.

FOLK: The Craft and Folk Art Museum is hosting "Folk Art Walk: MacArthur Park" very shortly at 11 am that goes until 1 pm. It begins and ends at Mama's Hot Tamales, which is at 2122 West Seventh Street. It will be led by Carmelo Alvarez, a youth advocate and cultural programmer with a strong connection to the neighborhood. The walk will focus on the historic monuments and cultural landmarks found in the area. For more information, visit CAFAM's website.

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WRITING: Are you an aspiring writer in Los Angeles? Then you should check out today's Nerdist Writers panel at the Nerdist Education Theater this evening at 5 pm. Ben Blacker will moderate a discussion with Neil Goldman of Community, Scrubs and Family Guy; Dailyn Rodriguez of 90210 and In Plain Sight; and Aisha Muharrar of Parks and Recreation. They will discuss how they got started, what inspires them and the business side of writing. Tickets are $15 and proceeds go to 826LA. For more info or to buy tickets, check out Nerdist's website.

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