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Get Out: Made in L.A., Pride Ride, & Hiking

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ART: Today is the opening day of the Hammer Museum's first biennial "Made in L.A.." It will feature the work of 60 local up-and-coming artists in media including video, installation, performance art, painting and sculpture. There will be art at the Hammer but there will Barnsdall Park and LAXART. The exhibition will be open today from 11 am to 5 pm, and it will run through September 2. Admission is $10. If you can't make it today or you want to check out the show (at least) twice, bring your bike to along to "Bike Night" on Thursday. For more information, visit the Hammer's website.

BIKING: The Pleasure Chest in West Hollywood will be hosting a "Pride Ride" that will stop at Hollywood's historical homo hotspots. The retailer promises that it will be an easy ride with no hills, and there will be an after-party and costume contest afterward (prizes will go to the “Most Leather,” the “Most Rainbow” and the “Most Gay Proud” costumes.) Meet at the Pleasure Chest at 7733 Santa Monica Blvd at 1:30 pm. The tour begins at 2 pm and will last 2 hours. It's free.

HIKING: Today you can go on a guided hike through Franklin Canyon that will focus on the location as a backdrop to movies and TV shows since the 1930s. It should be a relatively easy hike that will last 2 hours. Meet at the Sooky Goldman Nature Center at 10 am.

WESTERNS: As it does on the first Saturday of every month, the Autry will be showing a Gene Autry double-feature. In honor of Father’s Day, this month’s films will feature Autry in the role of a lullaby-singing "Daddy." At noon, the museum will be screening Melody Trail (1935) and at 2 pm, it will be screening South of the Border (1939). For more information, check out the Autry's website.