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Get Out: Free Outdoor Play Reading, Man-Made Wonders, Pacific Islander Festival, Music Under the Stars, Winnebago Man

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Botanicum Seedlings: Free Outdoor Play Reading
Botanicum Seedlings is a development series for playwrights that furthers new works and new voices in theater, presenting public readings of new plays. Today it's The Power of Birds by Robin Rice Lichtig, directed by Julie Retzlaff 11 a.m. at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. Free; no reservations necessary.

Man-Made Wonders of Los Angeles
This afternoon at 2 at the Mark Taper Auditorium of the Richard J. Riordan Central Library Dr. Abraham Hoffman offers his lecture "The Man-made Wonders of Los Angeles: Or, A Wonder It’s Man-made" wherein the Angeleno history professor discusses seven man-made wonders of Los Angeles that have helped make the city what it is today. Free. [Los Angeles City Historical Society]

Pacific Islander Festival
It's the second and final day of the Aquarium of the Pacific's annual Pacific Islander Festival. The festival celebrates Hawaiian, Chamorro, Samoan, Marshallese, Tahitian and Maori cultures and features food, handmade goods, education, live performances, and games for adults and kids to enjoy. Join the fun from 9-5 today.

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Music Under the Stars: Pasadena POPS
Parsons Presents Target Music Under the Stars--a free community concert by the Pasadena POPS tonight at Pasadena City Hall - at Holly and Garfield Streets. Pre-show street fair and festivities at 5:30pm, Concert begins at 7:30.

Sneak Preview of Winnebago Man
The film Winnebago Man premiered at SXSW, won some awards on the festival circuit, and is having a sneak preview showing tonight as part of the CineFamily comedy series. A bit about the flick: Over the last 20 years Jack Rebney’s outtakes from a Winnebago sales video have become an underground VHS sensation, with his quotable foul-mouthed rants circulating amongst diehard fans. With YouTube, Jack became a worldwide internet phenomenon. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer follows a long list of clues, hires a private detective, and journeys to the top of a mountain in order to find the recluse who unwittingly became the “Winnebago Man.” Screening is tonight at 8 at the Silent Movie Theatre. Tickets are $12 and there will be a Q&A with director Ben Steinbauer after the screening. Seating is very limited so advance tickets are recommended.