Beverly HIlls: Franklin Canyon Ranch

Summer Solstice Hike Celebrate

Saturday, June 23, 7:30 pm

Franklin Canyon, 2600 Franklin Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills

Summer Solstice Hike – Celebrate the beginning of summer with a moderate hike up the Hastain Trail as you explore the flora at your feet and what’s in the sky above. Meet at the Franklin Ranch, 2 hours.

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Family Fun

National Wildlife Federation presents

Great American Backyard Campout

Saturday, June 23

Your Backyard - Join the movement.

There is still time to join National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout® June 23 for a night of old-fashioned fun outdoors. If you can’t camp on the 23rd, register and get outside on any night that is convenient for you. Just open the door and sleep under the stars!

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Miracle Mile District

Free Day at LACMA

Tuesday, June 12, Noon - 8 pm

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
FREE, Tickets Requied

Join us for a free day at the museum (all day) and enjoy a live performance. General admission to the permanent galleries and non-ticketed exhibitions is free to all. Does not include free admission to the any specially ticketed exhibitions.

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Getty Center

Family Festival

Saturday, June 9, 10 am - 6 pm

Getty Center, Museum Courtyard
FREE; no reservations required

Delve into the world of celebrity, image, photography, and Los Angeles at this free daylong family festival inspired by exhibitions, Herb Ritts: L.A. Style and Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity. Design a magazine cover with a photo of you as the featured celebrity. Learn how to strike a pose and dance to the sounds of Los Angeles at the end of the 20th century.

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Art & Museums

Hamilton Galleries and Tony Shalhoub present

100 cameras: Through the Lens of a Child

Saturday, June 2, 5 - 10 pm

Hamilton Galleries, 1431 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica
Admission FREE.

Hamilton Galleries and Tony Shalhoub present One-Night only 100cameras, Exhibition Fundraiser: Through the Lens of a Child. 100cameras Gives Cameras to Marginalized Children and teaches them how to them how to tell their story through photography. Come see their perspective. Come celebrate their voice. It will be an evening to enjoy good wine, honor stories of children and purchase their photography to raise funds to better their communities.

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Santa Monica

David K. Thompson: “En Route”

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 23, 5-7 pm
June 23 - July 21, 2012

Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, E3A, Santa Monica

In his new works featured in the “En Route” exhibition, David Thompson has sought to capture moments of a cross-country voyage, from downtown Los Angeles to Coney Island and beyond. The prints, taken as a whole, attempt to portray the grand arc of a transcontinental adventure, encompassing both abstract, large-scale aerial perspectives and close-up moments as the images move from coast to coast.

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Beverly Hills

An Exhibit on the Life of ABC’s Founder: Leonard H. Goldenson

Saturday, July 23 to Wednesday, August 31

Paley Center for Media, 465 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills

You will learn about some of the important moments in ABC and television’s history, including: how the network grew out of the Paramount theater system; the historic deal with Walt Disney; the firsts, like ABC’s Wide World of Sports and the ground-breaking miniseries Roots, and more, all under the leadership of Leonard H. Goldenson.

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Upcoming Events

Griffith Observatory

Public Star Party

Saturday, July 23, 2 - 9:45 pm

Griffith Observatory, 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles

Free public star parties are held monthly with the assistance of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society and the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers at the Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. They are a chance for the whole family to look at the sun, moon, visible planets, and other objects, to try out a variety of telescopes, and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.

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Sunday Music at LACMA

Fridays Live – Jazz

Every Friday, June 15 through August 17, 6 pm

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Free Admission

Join the Los Angeles County Museum of Art every Frudat this Summer for an amazing array of musial performances. From Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra to Classical Pianists. It is the way to spend a summer evening.

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