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Get Out(doors): National Get Outdoors Day, Beach Battle, The Swap, Munky King Twofer, Photo Opening

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National Get Outdoors Day
Okay, so we're in the midst of the foggy grayscale grip of some serious June Gloom, but beneath those misty, low-hanging patches our landscape still has some of the most kick-ass coolness to offer Angelenos. So get outdoors, dammit! Take a hike, take a walk, take a run. Explore a park, some mountains, or a body of water. Just dress for the occasion, wear the right shoes, and be safe. Enjoy our amazing outdoors on National Get Outdoors Day. It's your duty!

The Year One Beach Battle
Okay, so you've been seeing the posters and billboards all over town, and now there's one other way to get ready for the movie Year One. In anticipation of the movie's June 19 release, Columbia Pictures is hosting the "Year One Beach Battle" at the KIIS-FM Summer Beach Shack. You'll find: Christopher Mintz-Plasse, star of Year One and previously McLovin from Superbad, with KIIS-FM’s Dave Stiles and Manny on the Streets, inflatable jousting and gold-painted girls. Noon to 4 @the KIIS-FM Summer Beach Shack at the Santa Monica Pier.

The Swap: Glass House Sample Sale
So, it's in Costa Mesa (1032 W. 18th St.) but for $1 entry you're going to have your pick of items from Obey, Japan L.A., kidrobot, Harvey's, Kung Fu Records, and oodles more at the The Swap. It's cash only, though, so hit the ATM before you hit the doors. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

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Munky King Toy Release and Book Signing
It's a twofer at Munky King today. First up, in the Melrose Store from 12:30-2:30 this afternoon, Luke Feldman will be there live painting and signing his newest creation Chaff n' Skaffs, an illustrative book. Then, to celebrate it’s 10th Anniversary, Upper Playground has teamed up with several artists to create vinyl figures commemorating the event. The first in the series, Alex Pardee has created the Walrus Rider, a two-faced creature, whose legs were stolen, seeking vengeance and searching for his legs atop his walrus associate. Meet Pardee during a release and signing tonight from 6-10.

Photography Opening: Emma Kathan @Pehrspace Gallery
Emma Kathan is a fine art photographer and professional musician/composer who has played with local Los Angeles bands The Black Pine, LANDy, Troy Von Balthazar and with comedienne Sarah Silverman amongst others. She divides her time between California and Florida. She prefers shooting with film and enjoys deep color saturation and vibrant surreal imagery to be captured in her work. Her work has been shown in several group art shows in Florida but her first solo exhibit entitled "don't be long", can be seen in Los Angeles at the Pehrspace Gallery from June 13th through July 4th 2009. Join Kathan and Pehrspace tonight for her opening from 8-11.